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Broadcaster Charlie Bird has described Irish missionaries as "incredible, remarkable people" and said that Irish people would be as "proud" of them as he is if they had the opportunity to meet them.

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We wish to welcome Fr. Marijan Vukov, (pronounced as Marian Vu-Cove), a native of Croatia who is studying in Rome. He will be with us for three weeks and we hope he will enjoy the hospitality of Tralee and Co. Kerry! ST


Bishop Ray Browne Celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for the contribution of the Sisters marking the closure of Mercy Convent Balloonagh.
Many thanks to Seán Cleary for the photo.


The final Sunday Mass was celebrated on Sunday September 13th. To mark the departure of the Mercy Sisters from Balloonagh, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated in Balloonagh Convent Chapel, on Wednesday September 16th at 6.30pm.

On Saturday October 3rd, the contribution of the Mercy Sisters in the parish since 1858 will be acknowledged with gratitude and thanksgiving at the parish Vigil Mass.

NB: Please note that weekday Masses in Balloonagh Convent have been discontinued.

The recent celebration of my Silver Jubilee was a very joyful and blessed occasion. The Mass was a most moving and uplifting ceremony. Many thanks to all who helped to make the event such a memorable one for my family and myself. Your kindness and good wishes are very much appreciated. Fr. Padraig.

St Francis of Assisi "shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment for society and interior peace". (Laudato Si, paragraph 10)

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 Photos from recent Area Masses at Stacks Villas, Shanakill and Blackrock.

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Fr. Padraig Walsh. PP 'Our Lady and St. Brendan's' Church Tralee, celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood with Mass on Saturday evening at 'Our Lady and St. Brendan's Church, with his family and relatives from Killarney, The Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne, and the former Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy, and priests of the dioceses.

The Annual Corpus Christi Procession was held on Sunday last to Casements Avenue.

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a special Mass to celebrate significant anniversaries of marriage, e.g. 20th, 25th, 30th, Gold and Diamond Wedding Jubilees, will be held Saturday, June 27th at 6.30pm in Our Lady & St. Brendan's Church, followed by refreshments in Our Lady and St. Brendan's Pastoral Centre. Please give names into the Parish Office by Tuesday June 23rd.