First Reading: ’Let the wasteland rejoice!’ The prophet invites even nature to join in the joyful anticipation of Go’s presence. As Christians, we know more even than the prophet knew: we know that the promise referred to Christ. May our preparation for his coming truly anticipate a time when ’joy and gladness will go with us and sorrow and lament be ended.’

Second Reading: If Advent is a time of waiting, it is, by the same token, a time of patience. St James urges patience several times in this short reading, and at the centre of his exhortation lies the command and the effect of patience: ’Do not lose heart.’

Gospel: John the Baptist, whom Jesus describes as ’ much more than a prophet,’ greatest of the children of men, sent from his prison cell to ask the plaintive question: ’Are you the one who is to come, or must we wait for another?’ Let us not hesitate to pour out our doubts and our hopes to Christ during this Season of Advent.

for sale at the Parish Office. The Vouchers vary from €5, €8, €15, €20, €50 €55, €65, €85, €100, & €150.


Dues envelopes & parish calendars have been distributed to households in the Parish. The second collection on Christmas Day will be the Christmas Dues Collection (Clergy Income). You may return your Christmas Dues Envelope to this collection or you may also give a contribution without using an envelope. Your generous support of the clergy collections during the year is very much appreciated.


Masses are live-streamed and available on our parish website at weekends and 9.30am Mass during the week. See link on the top right of our homepage or click here.


This Sun day is Safeguarding Sunday. The purpose of this Sunday is to raise awareness about safeguarding in our parishes and to remind us that each person has a part to play in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Anyone who would like to report a current or past safeguarding concern is advised to contact the Designated Liaison Person for the Diocese on 087 6362780. People can also contact Towards Healing, a confidential free counselling service for people who have experienced institutional, clerical or religious abuse. Further information 1800 303 416,

is available during weekend Masses for families with young children. Mass can be viewed on TV screen.


The envelopes for the November lists are being distributed to all households at present. They can be returned at any Mass or to the Parish Office.


From Monday, Sept. 16th weekday opening times will be 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.30pm. (Monday-Friday).


We hope this year’s Festival is an outstanding success and a fitting reward for the dedication and enthusiasm of all involved. We extend a very warm welcome to all who have returned home, to all visitors to Tralee and our Parish for the Rose of Tralee Festival. We hope you experience warmth and hospitality during your stay.
We are pleased to announce once again some Roses will attend 10am Mass this Sunday (August 25th), followed by refreshments in the Pastoral Centre. This is your chance to have a chat/ photograph with some of the Roses.

All welcome.  Céad Míle Fáilte

Our Parish Office will take bookings for 1st Anniversary Masses Thursday, September 26th. All other bookings will be taken from the following day Friday, September 27th.