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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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.