The promise of new life is accompanied by the promise that the people of God will be settled on their own soil. God’s blessings are not vague or theoretical: he wants us to live contented, meaningful life in our concrete circumstances.
Fundamentally, to be’ interested only in unspiritual things’ means to live as though God did not exist. It is a practical form of atheism, which we must all guard against.
Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus, but when he heard the news of Lazarus’ illness, he stayed where he was for two more days. Jesus’ wisdom-and his itinerary-transcend even the most urgent and pressing of human appeals, and yet his love finally embraces every situation.
the dues envelopes & Easter Newsletters are being delivered to all households in the parish this week. Many thanks for your generosity during the year.
|The modern style of the stained glass windows are a striking feature of our Church. Unfortunately, over the years they have deteriorated. The glass has buckled in many places, partly due to the difference in air pressure inside and outside.|
|Some panels are subject to leaking when there is driving rain. A programme of repair began in 2020, but this process did not continue due to Covid restrictions. The repairs involve the removal of a few panels at a time which are taken away for repair and restoration. These will be re-fitted in 5–6 weeks time. It will not impact hugely on Masses and other ceremonies.|
Please join the pupils and staff for our annual Christmas Carol Service. There are some remarkable performances of Christmas favourites and specially chosen pieces to enjoy.
Click here: https://youtu.be/KYuPUD4Adl8
Mercy Mounthawk Carol Service in aid of St Vincent de Paul.
If you wish to contribute, please use the link https://svp.ie/mercymounthawkcarols
We express our closeness in prayer and support for those with the Covid-19 virus and those impacted in any way by it in what are very difficult circumstances. We are mindful especially of those seriously ill in hospital, those who have died, and family and loved ones.
We wish to express our thanks to priests and sacristans as well as the many volunteers in our churches who ensure that all the requirements around the sanitising of our churches are observed. We also acknowledge with gratitude the care and help of undertakers in implementing the restrictions.
We want to highlight some points that we consider important in relation to the implementation of public health guidelines in the context of bereavements and funerals. We do so for the benefit of all concerned – mourners, undertakers, neighbours and friends as well as priests and public authorities –, that we might have a common understanding of good practice around funerals aimed at keeping people safe from the virus. It is vital we take all precautions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. In offering this guidance we recognise and appreciate that the vast majority of Catholics carefully observe the public health guidelines.
We are delighted to see so many people returning to Mass after many months.
1. Please use the sanitizers as you enter the church.
2. The Family Chapel is also open for use.
HOLY COMMUNION: As the system for Holy Communion worked well during Covid times, we encourage people to come forward for Holy Communion row-by-row, starting from the front and to receive on the hand only.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION: We have resumed the basket collections. Many thanks for your co-operation and thanks also to the volunteers as new collectors.
Mass each day, Monday to Saturday at 9.30am.
Weekend Masses on Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 10am, 11.15am & 12.30pm
RADIO KERRY: Our regular Parish Mass on Sundays at 10am, will be broadcast live.
is a fundraising event being organised by Tralee student, Rebecca Poultney for the Tir na nŌg orphanage in Tanzania, founded by Tralee native Louise Quill. Rebecca, who was involved in the parish youth group a few years ago, is helping the orphanage towards the purchase of essentials such as shoes, clothes, socks and towels. All remaining money will be put towards renovations in the orphanage. Rebecca would really appreciate if you could donate to this very worthy cause either through the parish website or donations to the Parish Office. Many thanks.
Please click the link below to donate: https://gf.me/u/y9j4vj
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