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)

Copies are available from the Sacristy at €5 per copy.

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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.

More Photos in Photo Gallery.  

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.