Fr. Padraig is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination this month. To mark the occasion, our Parish will celebrate his 25 years of service to the Diocese of Kerry at the Vigil Mass on Saturday June 20th at 6.30pm, followed by refreshments and light entertainment in Our Lady and St. Brendan's Pastoral Centre. You are invited to come along and celebrate with Fr. Padraig, his family, and the parish community. All are welcome.
Tickets for our annual Silver Circle (Parish Draw) will go on sale this week. The monies will be used to defray the cost of works to the Church and Pastoral Centre. Tickets are €20 with €1,000 prize money each week for four weeks, 10 prizes weekly. Tickets can be purchased from the Parish Office and from the Sacristy. The Fund Raising Committee will also be selling tickets in your area during the next few weeks. Your support is always very much appreciated.
Our Parish Office will take bookings for 1st Anniversary Masses on Monday April 27th. All other bookings will be taken
from Tuesday April 28th. We encourage you to call to the Parish Office to make Mass bookings during these days.
SHAPING OUR DIOCESE 2015–2020: The Diocese of Kerry is preparing a new Pastoral Plan for 2015-2020. The Pastoral Plan will provide the diocese with a road-map/direction over the next five years. An open listening meeting for the Tralee Area will be held on Wednesday March 18th at Meadowlands Hotel. Tea/coffee at 7.30pm. Meeting at 8pm and conclusion at 9.30pm. All Welcome.
In preparation for the Extraordinary Synod in October 2015, Pope Francis has invited all the members of the Church to discuss certain questions and give feedback. This is a wonderful opportunity to add your voice at this very important time. An open Meeting will be held this Sunday evening March 1st, 6-8pm in St John's Parish Centre. This invitation is extended to all.
Confirmation pupils will take the pledge at Sunday Mass on Sunday March 1st. The pupils from Scoil Eoin will attend the 10am Mass and the pupils from Listellick and Holy Family will attend the 11.15am Mass. This is a challenging time for our young people. We continue to remember them in our prayers.
The boxes of envelopes for 2015 will be delivered to homes in the parish at the beginning of February. If you do not receive the envelopes but would like to support the weekly collection, please contact the parish office.
Mass for the Sick will be celebrated on Wednesday February 11th at 6.30pm. This will mark the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes and the International Day for the Sick. We encourage you to attend this Mass as we pray for our sick. We also encourage those who are sick or infirm or elderly to attend this Mass as well as those who care for them.
Ash Wednesday will be celebrated this year on February 18th. Masses will be celebrated that day in Balloonagh Convent at 8am and in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church at 9.30am.
Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated on the week beginning on January 25th until Feb 1st 2015. During that week we acknowledge the role of our Parish Schools and the work of our primary school teachers in preparing children for the sacraments and for teaching religious education to the other classes. Their role compliments the work of parents and of the parish also.
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