• Fionnuala Quirke, Glenview, Derrymore West and late of Dalkey Co. Dublin.
  • Eileen Kelly (née McCarthy) Blackrock, Dublin and late of Firies.
  • Oliver Burke, Cork and Tralee. Reposing at McElligott’s Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 6.30pm. Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church on Tuesday at 10am followed by burial in Rath Cemetery.
  • Tony McElligott, Boherbee and McElligotts Funeral Home. Reposing at McElligott’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 6.30pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in Rath Cemetery.

Who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.


RECENT WEDDING: Congratulations to
Simon Wall and Eimear Moriarty.
who married in St. John’s parish recently. We pray that God will bless your marriage.


DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR SICK AND RETIRED PRIESTS. A sincere word of thanks to all the people of the Diocese for their continuing support over many years for the sick and retired priests of the Diocese. A special word of thanks to those who contribute monthly by standing order to the fund. This support is both invaluable and appreciated. Next weekend, July 1st and 2nd is the occasion of our Annual Collection throughout the Diocese for sick and retired priests. May the Lord generously reward your goodness.


ANNUAL MASS AT RATH CEMETERY will be celebrated on Wednesday July 12th at 7.30pm. There will be no 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church that evening. It would be appreciated if families attend to their own graves prior to the Mass. All welcome.


ANNAGH CEMETERY MASS: will be celebrated on Friday July 21st at 7.30pm. This is also the Area Mass for Annagh.


BR. MAURICE, the Dominican student from Trinidad who has spent the past few weeks with us is returning home this weekend. He wishes to express his gratitude for the good kindness and grace shown towards him by all during his visit.


TRALEE PASTORAL AREA SUMMER COURSE: will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre on Monday and Tuesday July 10th and 11th from 10.30am to 1pm each day. Full details to follow.


St. John's Church:
every Friday from 10.30am to 6.10pm
St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen: every Monday from 10am to 12 noon.


Fr. DAVID O’CONNOR: who has returned to his mission in Peru wishes to thank everyone for their kind support.


NEIGHBOURHOOD MASS: Communities interested in organising an Area Mass for their neighbourhood are asked to contact their local priest through the Parish Centre ( 066 7122522) to make the necessary arrangements. The following area Masses have already been scheduled:
Knockmoyle: Monday June 26th at 7.30pm.
Derrymore East & West: at The Cillin, Derrymore on Monday June 26th at 7.30pm.
Ballinorig Estate & Close: Mon. July 3rd at 7.30pm
Old Ballyrickard: Thursday July 6th at 7pm.
O’Rahilly’s Villas: Friday July 28th at 7pm.
Fountain Court; Thursday August 3rd at 7pm. (Please note change of date).


COURSE IN YOUTH MINISTRY 2017 –2018: This year the course in Youth Ministry will take place in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Tuesday nights from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. The course is aimed at adults over 21 years who may be interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting. The course begins on Tuesday, September 26th. If Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings and information call 066 713 4276.
Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105 Ref.
Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.
Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.


KERRY MEDIEVAL GROUP are holding a Cake Sale in St. John’s Parish Centre after the 6.10pm on Saturday and the 10.30am Mass on Sunday this weekend. Your support would be welcome.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Volunteer Recruitment Day on Thursday 29th June 2017 in their shop at Friary Lane, Tralee from 9.30- 5.00. Refreshments on the day. Any prospective volunteers can come along and meet with current volunteers to see what the position entails. Everybody welcome!


YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount Street, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, 17th to 20th August for ages 16-35. Over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attended last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online, see or phone 01 6753690.


MEDJUGORJE ANNIVERSARY MASS: You are invited to Rosary, Reconciliation, Adoration and Mass in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street on Monday July 3rd at 7.30pm. All are welcome.


SAVE THE 8TH Rally for Life at 2pm on Saturday July 1st, Parnell Square Dublin. Bus leaving Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock St. at 7am. To book please phone: 087 6590551.


AWARE: Depression Support Group meets:
Tralee: Tuesdays, St John’s Parish Centre at 8pm
Killarney: Mondays, KDYS at 7pm
Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.


LEGION OF MARY: Meetings are held in St. John’s Parish Centre at 2.30pm each Monday. Please join us. All welcome


CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential on Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am - 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silversprings, Cork. More info: or call 089 239 8900


SAFE TRACTOR DRIVING SKILLS TRAINING FOR 14-16 OLDS Tralee Mart – 28th June. The cost is €35 per person / a reduced cost of €20 per person applies if a family is in receipt of a Social Welfare / RSS / TUS / CE etc. payment. Places are limited. To register your place phone Tara in NEWKDs Dingle office on 066 7142788


PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND to include Krakow, Czestochowa and Warsaw. 22nd – 30th August, 2017. Spiritual Director: Fr. Piotr Delimat. For further information contact: PREMIER TRAVEL on 021- 4277700 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. The Almighty has done great things for me! September 2nd—7th. Flights ex Kerry Airport. Further information from Mrs Janice O’Sullivan at 064 775 8219 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MASS LEAFLETS: In the interest of keeping the Church tidy we would ask you to take the Mass leaflet home with you or place it at the end of the seat after Mass.


Never revel in the hardships of others. When those around you stumble and fall do not mock them for their misfortune and troubles. Instead, offer them a kind word. Be their friend in time of need. Try to be a light in the darkness when it would be easier to walk away and let someone else be their rock. Never waste an opportunity to show that you are a follower of Christ.......Margaret Theresa Naughton