|Groups, schools and parishioners of all ages are invited to submit self or collectively created images (eg: art, photograph etc - A5 size) focussing on and celebrating 150 years of St. John's Church. Six entries will be chosen and re-produced for our 2019 Parish Christmas Cards which will be sold in the Parish Centre prior to Christmas. Entries must be submitted by Friday 25th October 2019. Further details and entry forms are available at the Parish Centre.|
In preparation for our Jubilee Year celebrating 150 years since the Foundation of St. John's we are establishing a St. John's Care of Creation Group. If you are interested to join this group which will Pray, Reflect and Take action to protect our Common Home, Our first meeting will be on Wednesday 18th September at 8.45pm in St. John's Parish Centre.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church, the parish hope to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the past 150 years. We would be delighted to receive from parishioners any photographs, memorabilia, ephemera etc. All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/photographed. Please contact the parish office .
Saturday April 25th: Moyderwell Primary, 10.30am St. John's Church .
Saturday May 2nd: Blennerville NS 11am, St. Brendan's Church Curraheen.
Saturday May 9th: C.B.S. Primary, 10.30am St. John's Church.
Caherleaheen NS. 11am Church of the Immaculate Conception:
Derryquay N.S. 11am St. Brendan's Church, Curraheen.
Saturday May 16th: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. 10.30am St. John's Church
Saturday May 23rd: Presentation Primary. 10.30am St. John's Church.
Dates for Confirmations in 2020 will be announced in the comming weeks.
There has been a number of complaints recently regarding some organisations collecting for their church gate collection at the entrance doors and in porches of churches in the parish. We ask all organisations to ensure that collections take place outside church grounds and entrances.
Saturday night Vigil Mass will revert to 7.30pm for the winter months.
Communities 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.
AREA MASS: for the Kerries East and Kerries West in the garden of Peter and Olivia Gannon, Radharc na Mara ,The Kerries, (Opposite Cockleshell Cross ) on Thursday evening 26th September 2019 at 7pm. All are welcome.
Stained Glass Windows in
St. John’s Church
Stained glass is often referred to as the poor man’s Bible as it was used from the Early Middle Ages to illustrate scriptural stories and the lives of the saints to largely uneducated congregations. Interestingly, at least sixty-five fragments of glass, including some painted medieval pieces, were found during the excavations in Ardfert Cathedral in the 1990s. In more recent times, stained glass is viewed as a spectacular art form to enlighten, inspire, console and instruct those who look upon them.
It is never too late for new beginnings! Part of being human means that we all have somewhat of a propensity for egotism or wrong doing. We can so easily get caught up in selfish acts or simply putting our own needs before those of others. Often we can be self-centered even without realizing it. Try this week to think not of self but of others. Give a little, share benevolently and you may find that life is just that little bit happier for you and for those you have reached out to.....Margaret Theresa Naughton