Bishop Ray Browne    

Good Evening. Welcome as we gather for our parish Mass. We have a special focus today as we mark the 800 Anniversary of the founding of Tralee by John FitzThomas Fitzgerald , the Prince of Desmond, in 1216. Who knows the story of the last 800 years? One thing we can say for certain is that in all those years people from Tralee have always done what we do now: Offer Sunday Mass in praise and worship of God. Let this be a Mass of thanksgiving for all that has been good in Tralee over eight centuries. Let it also be a Mass of blessing, asking God’s blessing on the community of the town of Tralee in the decades and centuries ahead.

In Eucharistic Prayer Three we pray that “this sacrifice may advance the peace and salvation of all the world”, - in this Mass we have in mind in particular the peace and salvation of the whole community of Tralee.

Along with the other Munster dioceses who have permanent deacons, the diocese of Kerry will be organising an initial introductory “Come and See” year involving 6 weekends starting in September 2017. The age limit for ordination is 60. Application is open to all men who are practising Catholics and have an involvement in their local parish. The first step is to contact your own local priest. Kerry diocese already has two deacons and please God four more will be ordained within the next two years.

Curraheen Church Liturgy Group are recruiting volunteers for the ministries of Altar Server, Collectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers. Please complete the form at the back of Curraheen Church and you will be contacted in due course.

 tadgh fitzgerald  

of Ardfert who has taken up his appointment as Parish Priest of St John’s. We welcome Fr. Tadhg back to Tralee having served both in St. John’s and Our Lady and St. Brendan’s.