• Gerard Cassidy, Derrylea, Oakpark and formerly of Glasgow and London.
  • Judy Curran née Kelly, Alderwood Road, Tralee and formerly of Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale.
  • John (Jackie) Godley, Ballyfinogue, Rathanny

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


RECENT BAPTISMS: With great joy we welcome:
Finn Scott
Kerrie Prenderville
Aidan Kelly
Roy Councel
into our Christian community.


SPECIAL WEDDING JUBILEE MASS: will be celebrated in St. John’s Church on Saturday, September 2nd at 6.10pm for all couples celebrating significant jubilees this year (1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th , etc…). Any such couples should submit their names to the Parish Centre.


ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings and information call 066 713 4276.

Ballyheigue Pattern Day - Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Friday. Sept. 8th, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18th, 7.00pm-9.30pm.

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, for 8 weeks, each Wed starting Sept. 20th from 7.00pm-8.30pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thursday, September. 20th and Thursday October 5th from 7.00pm-9.30pm.


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


TIME FOR CREATION: The Diocesan committee for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation are running a number of events for Time for Creation (1st September – 4th October).
Diocesan Prayer Service: to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park at 6.45pm on Friday 1st September. Meet near the fountain.
An evening on “Reducing Food Waste and Composting: simple practical ways with Donal O’Leary” at 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 12th September;
A cookery demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” at 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.


‘KNOW MARY, KNOW JESUS, DARE TO BELIEVE’: This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin open to all 18-40 year olds. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend. They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation. Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.


ENABLE IRELAND KERRY SERVICES: wish to thank everyone who contributed and helped with our Church gate collection on August 15th the amount raised was €1458.26 which will go into our services here in Tralee.


AWARE: Depression Support Group will not meet on Tuesday Evening, August 22nd.
Tralee: From September 5th meetings will be held on Tuesdays at the CDP building, Rock Street at 8pm.
Killarney: 7.30pm Mondays, KDYS
Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.


SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: Please don’t hesitate to contact us. 24 Hour Emergency Mobile 087 7848825 or Office 066 7128021


BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process in a safe and confidential environment. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 6th to Sunday October 8th. For application forms and further details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 087 9886480.


AUSTIN STACKS GAA CLUB presents “Dancing Through the Decades, 1917 to 2017 ” on August 26th at 8pm in the Dome. Doors open at 7pm. Please come and support all the couples. Tickets €20 from Rock Street Post Office, Garveys Rock Street or from Carmel on 087 9305214.


PIONEERS: The Munster Pioneer Gathering and Spirituality Day will take place in The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on October 1st. Registration 10.30am and concluding with the celebration of the Eucharist with Bishop Brendan Leahy. Cost for the day is €30. Further information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel:087 2852155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel: 086 3642619


FREE DAYTIME EDUCATION FOR ADULTS: Interested in returning to education to do your Leaving Cert or QQI Level 3 or 4? Tralee VTOS are hosting an Open Information Morning on Tuesday 29th August, from 10am to 1pm in Clash. Further information available at 086-0278978, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on Facebook. Tralee VTOS is a free adult education programme offered to people who are over 21 and in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection.


LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in the KDYS, Denny Street on Tuesday September 12th to Tuesday October 17th from 6 to 7pm. The course is free of charge. Please confirm booking as places are limited. Contact Mary on 066 7195617, Kerry Community Services, HSE South, Rathass.


THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY Annual Church Gate Collection takes place next weekend, August 26th / 27th.


KERRY CAMINO GROUP: invite you to join us for a day trip where we explore the history and heritage of the Kerry Camino route as part of Heritage Week. This is a combined walk plus bus trip from St. Johns Church in Tralee to St James Church, Dingle and back. on Saturday 26th August. Information and booking from: or


MITCHELS BOHERBEE HISTORICAL GROUP: are producing their fifth Memoires of the Mitchels CD and a 10th anniversary calendar and would love to hear the stories of those who left the area and of the families and friends who may have stayed. If you wish to become involved or know someone who would like to share their story you can e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Paula on 087 7697243


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The world as we know is a complex and complicated place. It is full of paradoxes and contradictions. But it is also full of beautiful truths. In the movement through the storms and the uncertainty of life how can we find this beautiful truth? We find the truth, god's truth and indeed our own truth by having a care for justice, by acting with integrity and by helping those around us to find their way to god's holy mountain......Margaret Theresa Naughton