Tralee Parish

The Rev'd Jim Stephens

The Holy Communion is held each Wednesday in St. John's, Tralee at 11 am. This is followed by coffee and fellowship in the Ashe Hotel.
Everyone is most welcome.

Installation of Rev Jim as Rector.

It has now over two years since Rev Jim was welcomed to the parish as Priest in Charge. He has recently been appointed as Rector and will be officially installed at the morning service on the 14th July, This will be a united service and it will be Led by Bishop Kenneth Kearon. All welcome.

Concert 12th July Light Opera Society of Tralee (Tralee School of Music) @8pm

Date for your diary: Celebration of St Johns Ashe Street , 6th October @7pm, Preacher, The Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Rev Richard Clarke.

Various services and celebrations.

The Wednesday morning group helped Charlie Smith celebrate a big birthday. As usual, Mary Kinch came up trumps with her ever-popular chocolate biscuit cake.

On Sunday the 9th June, the feast of Pentecost a family service to mark the end of the Sunday club term was held in St Johns. We were joined by the Kilflynn parish choir who joined our own choir and together they enriched our worship. The epistle was a shared reading and read in a number of languages including Swahili. Luganda, French and Irish,to remind us of the experience that bystanders had on the day of Pentecost when they heard the disciples declaring the wonders of God in their own native languages Acts 2, vs 11.

The end of term service took place on Wednesday 19th June followed by graduation and refreshments in the parish centre. We bid farewell to seven of our primary school children who will be moving on to new schools in September and wished them well in the next stage of their education.

Wedding: Congratulations to Katie Hagen and Richard Grennan (grandson of Autie and Pat Boyle) who came from Florida for their wedding. The service was conducted in St Johns on the 6th July by the Rev Michael Cavanagh from Kenmare.

QuiltsA very popular Quilt exhibition was held in St. James, Dingle, with a colourful display of creativity and talent.

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late David White of Brosna and formerly of Carrigaline whose funeral service took place on the 2nd July in Ballymacelligott.

St Johns National School win €500 from Lee Strand

Every year Lee Strand encourages all the schools in the county and beyond to collect their coupons from their milk cartons with their mascot Mighty Micky on it and every year St Johns Parochial School have always supported this , one year a good few years

ago we won €100 and we were delighted with this but this year we won the BIG prize of €500 which is just amazing. Lee Strand came to the school last Friday and presented the cheque to the school.

How it works is....simply cut out the mascot from the 1L cartons or remove the sleeve from the 2L and send them into the school who in turn return all the coupons to Lee Strand who then pick a winner randomly. The parents council are most appreciative of all

their loyal Lee Strand milk collectors as well as the children and their parents. It’s just wonderful to see how much Lee Strand does for our local community and it’s fantastic for our little school to benefit from it. Thank you Lee Strand and thank you to everyone who collected and contributed.

Green Flag. Congratulations to the School on receiving their Green Flag for their commitment to the environment. Special thanks to Sarah, Belinda and the Green School Committee for all their hard work in this achievement. The Green flag was raised at a special ceremony in the school recently. Now all we need is a second flagpole if anyone would like to sponsor it. Sadly, we say goodbye to Ms. Murphy who leaves the School as we welcome back Ms. Benton. We thank her for all her hard work during the year and wish her all the best for the future. We wish all the children and their teachers a well-earned rest during the summer holidays.

Annual Mass in St. John's Cemetery, Oakview on Monday, July 8th at 7.30 pm. Seating will be provided. There will be refreshments after the Mass in Our Lady and St. Brendan's Parish Centre. All are welcome.

Links Ladies: recently completed their season with a group of the ladies taking a weekend break in the Vienna Woods hotel in Glanmire. The trip included a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory and a guided tour of Spike Island. We also visited Kinsale where we joined Rev. Peter Rutherford and the congregation of St Multose church for a holy communion service. For those who were unable to join us on this trip there is still plenty to look forward to as we have one- or two-day trips in the pipeline. So, watch this space!

Killiney/Kilgobbin: this year, due to continuing work in Killiney Church, summer evening services will be held in Kilgobbin Church at 7.00pm, as from Sunday 7th July. Refreshments served in the Rectory after the service. All welcome.

Thank you, Father, for the rhythm of rest and Sabbath at the heart of creation. Bless those who are on holiday; may they be refreshed and re-created, and come home with new vision, energy and contentment. Amen.

The Soup kitchen, which was established in 2012 in Teach an tSolais at the parish centre attached to St Johns Church in Ashe Street, is still providing dinners every Saturday morning. It is run by a small team of volunteers and is coordinated by Collette Price and is classed as …

The season of lent began on Ash Wednesday with an evening service in Kilgobbin and a morning service in Tralee.The service in Tralee was a joint service with St Johns National School and Kiltallagh National School from Castlemaine. The liturgy was a service of the word and it was led …

Every Christmas the windows of Ballysheedy Church in the Parish of Tralee and Ballymacelligott are decorated by members of the church community …

News from the Tralee and Dingle Union Hampers packed and ready for distribution at Teach an tSolais in Tralee on the 20th …

The Tralee and Ballymacelligott Christmas Fair. will be held in on the 14th December from 10am to 2.30pm in Teach an tSolais, …

More News form St Johns Tralee. It has been a custom for a number of years that the first communion classes in …

The Rector and Select Vestry of St John the Evangelist in Tralee celebrated the Bicentenary of the enlargement of St Johns in …

Members of the boys brigade in Tralee are working to improve the parish’s biodiversityby creating a Bee Wall. The work was organised …