At the 12 noon Mass in St. John’s Church on Sunday November 13th, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin Pat Coffey, Killorglin and Denis Kelleher, St. John’s received the Order of Acolyte, from Bishop Ray Browne. This is the final stage before ordination as a deacon which will take place next year at the completion of their formation . At the same Mass Francis White, Kilflynn was called to Candidacy for the Diaconate.


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Fr Seán has taken a year’s sabbatical after serving in St. John’s Parish for the past eight years. He will be appointed to a new parish next year. A Farewell Party in his honour was held in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday 2nd September 2016. A Presentation on behalf of the Parishioners was made to Fr. Seán on the night. 

A substantial amount of the funding required to complete the new Reconciliation Window is now in place. The artist Tom Denny will visit St. John’s later in October and expects to have window completed and installed within 12 months.

FrFrancisAnnaghwas celebrated on the new Altar in the graveyard by Fr. Francis Nolan on Friday July 29th.

Communities interested in organising an Area Mass for their neighbourhood are asked to contact their local priest through the Parish Centre (7122522) to make the necessary arrangements.

Group at the recent Area Mass for Cois Laoi, Caheranne and Springfield, celebrated by Fr. Bernard.