St. John’s Parish will be running buses the Closing Mass on Sunday August 26th in the Phoenix Park at 3pm with Pope Francis.
The bus costing €50 per adult or €100 for two adults and one child (or one adult and two children) can be booked at St. John’s Parish Centre. St. John’s will also register you for your free ticket to the Mass. The Mass may Involve a 3 to 5km walk EACH WAY and guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food. People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking).
Bus departure time to be decided. Please give your name and payment to the Parish Centre before Thursday July 26th.
Communities interested in organising an Area Mass for their neighbourhood are asked to contact their local priest through the Parish Centre ( 066 7122522) to make the necessary arrangements. The following area Masses have already been scheduled:
Kevin Barry Villas: Tuesday July 17th at 7pm
Fountain Court: Wednesday July 18th at 7pm.
Lohercannon, Blennerville and Hare Street: Friday July 20th at 7.30pm in Lohercannon.
to take effect on Wednesday, July 25th
|FR. BERNARD HEALY: Bishop Ray has announced that Fr Bernard Healy will be concluding his appointment as Curate here in St John's on Wednesday 25th July so that he can take up further studies in Rome this autumn. Fr Bernard is thankful for his 6 years in St John's and will be sorry to leave the parish. He asks your prayers as he prepares for his new assignment. As he will be staying in the Tralee area before he begins his studies, there will be the opportunity for a Parish farewell in September.|
FR. SEÁN JONES: We welcome Fr. Seán who was ordained last Sunday in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Fr. Seán is from Moyvane and attended Tarbert Comprehensive School. Following his degree in Theology as a lay student in Maynooth, he joined the Pallottines. Fr. Sean moved from the Pallottines to the Diocese of Kerry in 2013 and his diaconate formation and ministry was facilitated in the parishes and pastoral areas of Listowel and Killarney.
While repairs to the main doors and porch are carried out access will be through the two small doors at the front of the church. The church will remain open as normal.
The new Window of Reconciliation in St. John’s Church was blessed on Friday October 27th at 7.30pm. This window, executed by Thomas Denny is the first stained glass window to be commissioned for St. John’s Church in sixty years. Each of the three panels are evocative of the landscape and history of Tralee.
Read and article by John Griffin and some reflections on the window by the artist: Reconciliation Window
RTE Nationwide feature on St. John's Window
This time-lapse video courtesy of Eamonn Campbell shows the installation of the window.
Life can most certainly throw up a myriad of questions, problems and difficulties for us. We can find ourselves challenged to find meaning in the midst of great suffering and pain. We may even sense a disconnect from God, from our Church and from our Faith. It can simply be too much to try to make sense of the journey our life has taken us on. But try to remember that God is the truth. It is God who gives our life authenticity and purpose and direction. That even in the darkest and most challenging of times He is our companion God and He will help us find meaning in the midst of the unknowing..... Margaret Theresa Naughton.