ST. BRENDAN'S ATHLETIC CLUB: Congratulations to the St. Brendan's athletes who competed at the North Munster Secondary T&F Championships in Ennis recently.  All are students in Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee: Rebecca Falvey – Minor Girls: 3rd Long Jump 4.23m, Aaron Malik – Inter Boys: 1st 400m hurdles, 2nd Discus, Darragh Courtney – Inter Boys: 2nd 400m hurdles, 2nd triple jump, Riadh Malik – Senior Girls: 2nd Hammer, Lauren O'Grady – Senior Girls: 1st Hammer, 2nd Discus 34.94m (new pb)
Tralee junior parkrun: Next Sunday, 28th May is St. Brendan's A.C. day at Tralee junior parkrun.  Juveniles members are asked to be present in Tralee Town Park for 9:15 a.m..  If not already a parkrunner, please register at parkrun.ie and print the bar code. 
Primary School Sports: The Primary School Sports will take place at Walnut Grove Sportsfield on Wednesday, 31st May at 6:30 p.m..  Contact Club Secretary,  Moira at 087-7985557 for further details.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)
Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs. 1st June 9.30am-4.00pm.
A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.
A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dan O'Riordan P.P. Castleisland, Sat. 17th June 10.30am-4.30pm.
Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org
Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July.
Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love, Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.
ARDFERT/KILMOYLEY COMMUNITY GAMES COMPETITIONS coming up this week:-
Long Puck for U12 boys & U14 girls takes place next Thursday, 25th @ 7pm in Ardfert Sports Field.  Entry fee €2.
Athletics area finals takes place next Friday, 26th of May in Walnut Grove, Ardfert @ 6.30pm . Entry fee €2. Those who qualify will participate in the county finals in An Riocht, Castleisland in June.  For more information contact the Ardfert/Kilmoyley Community Games Facebook page.
SUNDAY FUNERALS IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY: Bishop Ray Browne has announced the following: From September 1st 2017, no funerals will take place on Sundays in all parishes in the Diocese of Kerry i.e. Mass, Funeral Service or Burial. Some people will have reservations about this decision. However, it has not been taken lightly but after extensive consultation with laity and clergy throughout the diocese. After September 1st 2017, Removals to the church can take place on either Saturday or Sunday evening. Mass on Monday.
This change is necessary for many reasons including the primary focus of Sunday Mass is the celebration of the Parish Mass; and Sunday Funerals will no longer be sustainable in every parish since five parishes no longer have a resident priest. As regards Holy Days of Obligation the rule will apply to Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day. On the other Holy Days of Obligation, the decision is left to the local parish. 
Local notes 22/5/17
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