The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass was dedicated and first opened in December 1868. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the 7.00pm vigil Mass on Saturday 8th December was celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne.
Welcome to Fr. Jakary Surgho from Burkina Faso, Africa who will be with us in St. John’s Parish for a few weeks.
to take effect on Wednesday, July 25th
|FR. BERNARD HEALY: Bishop Ray has announced that Fr Bernard Healy will be concluding his appointment as Curate here in St John's on Wednesday 25th July so that he can take up further studies in Rome this autumn. His willingness to serve the community and his attention to detail has meant that Fr Bernard has been a tremendous asset to the parish for the past 6 years and he will be missed. As he will be staying in the Tralee area before he begins his studies, there will be the opportunity for a Parish farewell in September. We wish him every blessing and joy as he takes up his new assignment.|
FR. SEÁN JONES: We welcome Fr. Seán who was ordained on Sunday July 1st in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Fr. Seán is from Moyvane and attended Tarbert Comprehensive School. Following his degree in Theology as a lay student in Maynooth, he joined the Pallottines. Fr. Seán moved from the Pallottines to the Diocese of Kerry in 2013 and his diaconate formation and ministry was facilitated in the parishes and pastoral areas of Listowel and Killarney.
Bingo last weekend realised €7,920.09. Sincere thanks to all who supported the event and a special word of thanks to all our sponsors. We are pleased to say that the building of the room commences this Monday, November 12th.
Christmas Concert in Blennerville National School Hall on Sunday December 9th. Full details to follow.
Bishop Ray Browne invites applicants interested in formation to become Permanent Deacons in the Diocese of Kerry. At present, five Deacons are in ministry in various parishes of the diocese and one man is in formation and due to be ordained as Deacon later this year.
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