Ardfert

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Our churches:  St Brendan‘s Church, Ardfert and Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley

Contact us: Fr Pat: 087 6709491; email: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie; parish office: 066 7134131

Parish Priest: Fr Pat Crean-Lynch.  Parish secretary: Sheila Dwyer

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All Masses are now available to view online. Click on the links for St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert and the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley.   Mass is held in St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert on Sundays at 11 am and from Monday to Saturday at 10 am.  Mass is held in the Sacred Heart Church, Kilmoyley at 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ardfert and Kilmoyley Graveyard Masses 2022

  1. Thursday 9 June 7.30 pm   Mass in Old Kilmoyley Graveyard
  2. Friday 15 July 7.00 pm Blessing of Graves, Ardfert Church Grounds; 7.30 pm Blessing of Graves Ardfert Cathdral; 8.00 pm Mass in the Abbey Cemetery
  3. Friday 29 July 7.30 pm Mass in Reilig Naomh Erc – Kilmoyley New Graveyard

(Please take this opportunity to tidy up family graves.)

A Message from Fr Pat.  We ask the Lord’s blessing on the children who are looking forward to receiving their First Holy Communion and those young people looking forward to being confirmed this year, especially those in our parish.   We also ask the Lord’s blessing on their parents and other family members and on their teachers who are preparing these children and young people for these very special occasions in their lives.

Confirmation Dates 2022:

Monday 4 April 2022 at 12 noon:  Ardfert N.S.

Friday 6 May 2022 at 12 noon:  Kilmoyley N.S.

 First Holy Communion Dates 2022:

Saturday 7th May 2022 at 11 am: Ardfert N.S.

Saturday 14th May 2022 at 11 am: Kilmoyley N.S.

Parish offering envelopes and mass offerings can be securely posted through the letterbox of the parish office.  The Parish Finance Council thanks you for your continuing financial support of our parish and our priest in these challenging times.

NOTICE – ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE

As a result of Covid-19 and the resultant public health restrictions introduced in March 2020 it was not possible to run any retreat or residential programmes in the Ardfert Retreat Centre over the past two years.  However, prior to the pandemic, serious concerns existed in relation to the Centre and its future.  It had become increasingly difficult for the Centre to cover its operating costs and it was unable to facilitate pastoral programmes throughout the year that attracted sufficient numbers to attend.

In May 2020 the Diocese was approached by Talbot Grove (now The Grove), Castleisland to see if Ardfert Retreat Centre might be available on a short term basis for the purposes of running their own programmes.  In order to comply with Covid public health measures, these programmes would otherwise have had to be curtailed due to lack of space in their own premises.  In August 2020 a lease was entered into with Talbot Grove for the use of Ardfert Retreat Centre for the term of one year with an option to extend the term.  This has been a very successful arrangement which has allowed the facilities of the Centre to be used to its full potential and for a very worthy purpose over the last nineteen months.

Talbot Grove has approached the Diocese about acquiring Ardfert Retreat Centre as its long term home.  Following negotiations with Talbot Grove, it is proposed that the Diocese will sell the Centre to Talbot Grove.  This will allow Talbot Grove to continue its excellent work which benefits people not only from the Diocese but also from further afield.  The Diocese has had a long association with Talbot Grove and their mission is compatible with the values of the Gospel.

While we appreciate that there will be a sense of loss and sadness from people living in Ardfert and beyond with this news, there is the consolation of knowing that the Centre is finding a good use.  The service provided by Talbot Grove will benefit many individuals and their families.

Sr. Elizabeth has retired as director of Ardfert Retreat Centre, and we wish to thank her, her predecessors and all the religious sisters who have served there for their work and dedication.  Our gratitude also to the staff and volunteers for their service down the years.  Lastly, we thank the people of the Parishes, and especially the people of Ardfert Parish for their support of Ardfert Retreat Centre since it opened its doors in 1982.  We ask you to join with us in wishing all in Talbot Grove every success and blessing as a new era begins for Ardfert Retreat Centre.

Diocese of Kerry,

February 3rd, 2022

 

Our parish is a group of families and individuals who strive to live out the Gospel message. The Gospel gives meaning, direction and hope to our lives. We believe that Christ came that we might have life and have it to the full. If you are new to our Parish community and would like to find out more about us please feel free to contact us.

email address: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie

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 Fr Pat Crean Lynch
The Presbytery, Ardfert, Co. Kerry.
Tel: (066) 7134131 
Mobile: 087 6709491
e-mail: ardfert@dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish Secretary: Sheila Dwyer.  Tel: 066 7134131.

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CHURCH WEEKDAYS SATURDAY SUNDAY HOLY DAYS
St Brendan’s Church, Ardfert 10 am 10 am 11.00am  11.00am
Sacred Heart, Kilmoyley   7.00pm    7.00pm vigil