: “Coping with Grief and Loss” with Fr. Francis Nolan Tuesday, November 20th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre.
Masses for those on the November List:
St John’s: 23rd and 30th at 6.10pm
The Church of The Immaculate Conception Thursday 22nd at 7pm.
ROSARY IN RATH CEMETERY: every Tuesday night of November at 7.30pm
EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED: “Coping with Grief and Loss” Tuesday, November 20th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre.
in St. John’s Parish Centre on Saturday 1st December from 10.30am to 1pm. Led by Fr. Francis Nolan and Fr. Seán Jones. Admission free: Please notify the Parish Centre if you wish to attend.
It is hoped to re-commence our Sunday Children’s Liturgy. We are looking for volunteers to assist with this. Please give your name and contact details to the Parish Centre.
will take place from Friday November 30th to Sunday December 2nd at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street. If you have any unwanted gifts, toys, games etc. these would be much appreciated as would goods for use in our hampers. This year there is no book stall. We are also looking for any empty hamper baskets which you do not need. All contributions may be left at the Parish Centre or you may phone with your name and address to arrange collection. We are also looking for volunteers to help organise the Bazaar for 2018. Please contact the Parish Centre or Margaret on 087 2874451.
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.
How reassuring to know that we can take refuge in the Lord! How very pleasing it is to know that no matter what there is a God who loves us and carries us along the road of life. How utterly amazing it is to know that even if we stray from the Christian way of life that God is always there with outstretched hands waiting to welcome us home. ………..Margaret Theresa Naughton.