Diocese Of Kerry Organise Events In Tralee During ‘Mission Month’

Posted by


Alan Kerins.

THERE are two events planned at St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee for the ‘Extraordinary Month of Mission’ during October.

It will be an extra-special month of events, prayer and action in the diocese of Kerry.  Two major events are planned.

Alan Kerins, popular sportsman and founder of Self-help Africa is the special guest of the diocese of Kerry for a talk on Thursday October 17, at 8pm, in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

Continued below…


Alan Kerins is an Irish sportsman, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. Kerins was a dual player for Galway, a hurler between 1997 and 2011 and a footballer between 2001 and 2004. He played with the senior inter-county team until 2011.

The organisation Alan Kerins founded called Self Help Africa,  works in nine countries across sub-saharan Africa, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities.

This night is planned by the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee of the Diocese of Kerry. All are welcome to this free event.

The following week, Bishop Ray Browne invites all who have worked on the missions to an Evening of Celebration on Tuesday, October 22 at 8pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

This event is to acknowledge the people who spent time in the developing world and their contribution to the lives of many. There will be light refreshments on the night. Those interested are asked to book in by calling 064 6632644

This year World Mission Sunday takes place on Sunday 20th October, with the theme ‘Together We Are Mission’. More information: https://www.wmi.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/EMM-Facts-Tools.pdf

Comments are closed.