was held on October 2nd, at 3pm outside St. John’s Church.

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Eucharia Breen of Garryruth has retired as sacristan of St John’s Church. Eucharia served as sacristan for the past eight years. She did so with great commitment and dedication. The purpose of the parish is to gather for Eucharist and the role of the sacristan is to do all the background preparation so that the community can gather around the Table of the Lord. Eucharia fulfilled this role with great sacredness and respect. She took care of the parish records of Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages and deaths. This is a service not only to the present generation but for people of the future to find their ancestors. We wish Eucharia every joy in her retirement.

Elizabeth Costelloe has joined the team of sacristans and we wish her well in her new role.

Bookings for First Anniversaries will be taken on Monday October 10th. Bookings for all other Masses will take place from Tuesday October 11th. Telephone bookings will not be taken on Tuesday.

photo1A large selection of pets of all shapes and sizes turned out to be blessed by Fr. Francis Nolan on Sunday last, October 4th outside St. Johns Church 

St. John’s Parish welcomes Seminarian Stefano Taddei from Killarney who will be with us during the coming year as part of his studies for the priesthood in Maynooth.