St. Johns Youth & Family Ministry would like to thank all Confirmation & Holy Communion candidates, their families and teachers for all their efforts over the past few months in getting the various programmes and special masses up and running.  Thanks in a special way to all those who have volunteered in any way, may God reward your generosity.  Our next mass with Confirmation candidates is scheduled for Sunday 19th January.

A sincere thanks to everyone who entered our Christmas Card design project. The six entries chosen are artistic designs by the following: Claudia Crowley, Isabelle Curran, Candy Fitzgerald, Eoin Griffin, Caoilinn Kenny O’Sullivan and Allen Ybanez. All entries received will be on display at the back of St. John’s Church at Masses next weekend. Parish Christmas Cards illustrating the designs chosen will also be available to purchase at the Church porch next  weekend and available at the Parish Centre from Monday.

There has been a number of complaints recently regarding some organisations collecting for their church gate collection at the entrance doors of churches in the parish. We ask all organisations to ensure that collections take place outside church grounds and entrances. The only exception by diocesan stipulation is St. Vincent de Paul.

from Goa in India who will be visiting us for a few weeks.

We wish to welcome Fr. Amos Ruto who arrived during the week. Fr. Amos joins Fr Vitalis Barasa, who arrived last month, is also from the Diocese of Kitale, Kenya and will work in Kerry Diocese for three years. They will be based in St John’s parish, Tralee for a year of induction and familiarisation. We welcome them, we wish them every blessing and pray that their ministry in our diocese will bear much fruit.