Sean (John) McCord,
Marian Park
Kieran Curran,
Derrylea, Oakpark.
Denis Horgan,
Mountcollins, Co. Limerick
Betty Finn, née O’Driscoll,
Baltimore, Co. Cork.
who died recently and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.


RECENT BAPTISMS: With great joy we welcome:
Ciara O’Sullivan
Kiera O’Shea
into our Christian community.


RECENT WEDDING Congratulations to:
Patrick McDonnell and Grace Commerford
who married in St. John’s parish recently.
We pray that God will bless your marriage.


MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE PAST YEAR will be celebrated on Friday, November 3rd in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. (This replaces the 6.10pm Mass on that evening).


GOD’S ACRE MASS will be celebrated on Wednesday November 8th at 3.00pm.


NOVEMBER MASSES: Masses for those on the November List:
St. John’s Church: Friday 11th, 18th & 25th at 6.10pm.
St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen: Thurs 9th at 7.30pm.
The Church of The Immaculate Conception: Wednesday 15th at 7pm.


ROSARY IN RATH CEMETERY: every Tuesday night of November at 7.30pm


BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Sunday November 5th: Annagh at 12.00 noon, Rath at 3.00pm.


EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED: Tuesday, November 21st at 7.30pm in St. John’s Parish Centre, facilitated by Sr. Helen Culhane.


RECONCILIATION: Confessions in preparation for November—the month of the Holy souls—will be held after the Vigil & Holyday Masses for All Saints Day 31st October & 1st November.


BLESSING OF THE NEW WINDOW OF RECONCILIATION: in St. John’s Church on Friday October 27th at 7.30pm. This window, executed by Thomas Denny is the first stained glass window to be commissioned for St. John’s Church in sixty years. Each of the three panels are evocative of the landscape and history of Tralee.


ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: On Saturday next 21st October at a 12 noon mass in St. John’s Church, Tralee three candidates will be ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Kerry - Patrick Coffey, Thady O’Connor and Denis Kelleher, for the parishes of Killorglin, Kilcummin and St. John’s Tralee. Everyone is welcome to attend.


CONFESSIONS: Saturday next, October 21st. will be from 5.30pm to 6pm. There will be no confessions at 12 noon due to the Ordination ceremony.


NOVEMBER ENVELOPES: are now being distributed to parishioners' homes. If you do not receive a November envelope, they are also available at the back of the Church. You can use your envelope to return a list of your beloved dead to be remembered during the parish November Masses for the Holy Souls, and for the customary November Offering for the support of the clergy. The priests of the parish thank you for your generosity.


NOVEMBER INDULGENCES for the Faithful Departed: At this time of the year, the Church invites us to remember our Faithful Departed and to give them a special share in the prayer of the Church and the Saints. Because of this, particular forms of prayer attract either a 'partial indulgence' (bringing the faithful departed closer to heavenly glory) or a 'plenary indulgence' (bringing on of the faithful departed into the fullness of heavenly glory.)
On All Souls' Day visiting a church to pray an Our Father and a Creed carries with it an indulgence.
Between 1 November and 8 November, visiting a cemetery to pray for the Faithful Departed carries with it an indulgence.
One indulgence can be earned in any given day.
For the indulgence to be a Plenary (or Full) indulgence, the following are required.
1. To receive Holy Communion within 20 days of the indulgence
2. To make a Sacramental Confession within 20 days of the indulgence
3. To pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
4. To be without attachment to/affection for sin.


THE DIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH will be taken up at all masses next weekend, October 21st/22nd, as a joint Offertory collection, to support the younger churches throughout the world.


CHANGES TO TIMES OF MASSES ON HOLYDAYS: Wednesday November 1st. All Saints Is a Holyday of Obligation.
St. John’s Church: 6.10pm
Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass: 7pm
St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen: 8 pm

St. John’s 8.30am (bilingual) 10.00am and 6.10pm
Immaculate Conception, Rathass 12.30pm


MISSION TALK: ‘Reach out and spread the joy’ On Thursday 19th October in The Rose Hotel, Tralee, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will speak on his experiences as a missionary in Africa and at home, inviting us all to “Reach out and spread the Joy”. This event, starting at 8pm, is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of World Mission Day. Entrance is free and all are welcome.


WORKSHOP FOR CHOIRS: Dominic Finn, director of music at Cobh Cathedral, will present a workshop for choirs on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. He will cover music for Advent, Christmas and Ordinary Time. For more information or to reserve a place, contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Oct 20th.


ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Bookings and information call 066 713 4276.
Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 18th and 25th Oct. 7.00pm—8.30pm.
Meditation in Movement - Sacred Circle Dance: Bernie McCaffrey, Sat. 21st Oct. 10.00am-1.00pm.
The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th and Nov 2nd, 7.00pm.


MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rediscover the joy of their love. The next Residential Weekend will be from 17th to 19th November at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info. and to book, visit or call (086) 6095168‚Äč or 064 6644319.


SAGE: a Support and Advocacy Service for vulnerable adults are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. Information evening on Thursday 9th November at the Imperial Hotel, Denny Street, at 6.30 p.m. For information contact Helen Fitzgerald email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01 5367335


PIONEERS: TAKE THE SHORT-TERM PLEDGE FOR NOVEMBER for deceased family and friends who have gone before us marked with the Sign of Faith. Join online at


PARKINSON’S PATIENT CONFERENCE: Malton Hotel, Killarney, Sunday October 29th from 10.15am to 3.30pm. All are welcome and attendance is free. Registration is essential. To register contact Parkinson’s Association of Ireland on 1800 359 359 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


COACH TO EMMANUEL HOUSE CLONFERT; Wednesday October 18th. Contact Ann on 087 7456092 for details.


ADAPT KERRY Charity Shop Fashion Show on Friday October 20th at their shop on Matt Talbot Road Tralee. Tickets are €5 and are on sale from the shop. All proceeds from the night going to Adapt Kerry Women's Refuge. For more information contact 066 7120643


EUROPEAN DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: is October 18th. Pope Francis has described trafficking as ‘an open wound on the body of contemporary society and a crime against humanity’. Please pray for the thousands of women, men, boys and girls who have been trafficked into and out of and across Europe.


THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The Lord is benevolent and generous to his people. He fills us with good things, supports us when we fall, watches over us even when we do not know that he is there. He is our pastor, our shepherd and our guide. He is our ever constant companion. In return for such a gift try to be a good shepherd to those around you. It is the least we may do for a God who rewards us always.............Margaret Theresa Naughton.