St. Johns Parish is running The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA] which is a parish process of invitation and welcome for those who would like to explore being members of our faith community. We are currently seeking people to journey with and support those on the programme. Contact Deacon Denis Kelleher in the Parish Centre for further details. 066 7122522

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. 


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.
The diaconate is open to married men aged between 30 and 60 years of age and to unmarried men aged between 35 and 60 years of age. Deacons are self-supporting and continue in their family lives and secular employment. The programme of preparation and subsequent ministry are part-time. Initial contact should be made before the end of  April so that the application process can be completed in June. The course of preparation begins in September 2018. It is probable that a course will not commence again in the province until 2021. For further information please contact your Parish Priest or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 064 6631168  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or visit


As part of the Tralee Pastoral Area programme for Lent 2018 Bishop Kevin Doran spoke in St. John's Church on Monday 19th February on  "The Christian Vision of Family". You can download a copy of bishop Doran's talk here


Dr. Patricia Kieran spoke on “Family and Faith” on Monday February 26th