Carol Service 2018

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Bishop Tom Deenihan celebrated the 11:00 Mass this morning and made some pastoral visits before leading us in our Parish Carol Service in St Mary’s today. 
We were all delighted to welcome Maureen Cowley back to switch on the lights on the Christmas Tree and also Sr Dolores Coffey (Perth, WA & Ardbraccan). 
Sincere thanks to ALL parish singers and musicians who made the Carol Service so prayerful and uplifting. 

#BeginningToLookALotLikeChristmas

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018

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Bishop Tom and Bishop Michael at the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes

This year marked 75 years of pilgrimages from the diocese of Meath to Our Lady’s Shrine at Lourdes. Bishop Michael open-end the pilgrimage with Mass on 13 September in the Church of St Bernadette. Bishop Tom arrived from Rome on 14 September in time to lead the diocesan pilgrimage in the Torchlight Procession after which he was warmly greeted by pilgrims, choir and members of Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Facebook photo album 

available here! 

12-17 September 2018:
Opening Mass & Blessing of Staff;
Holy Hour with Confessions; Torchlight procession and other ceremonies.

Instagram video updates to follow….

 

15 August 2018

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We welcome Fr Michael Ruddy from the Community of the Sacred Hearts in Dublin who will be preaching our Parish Triduum this year.

Details on parish bulletin.

 

WMOF updates

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Most of the sheet music for WMOF liturgies  is available on the [click here] WMOF music page.

Additional music has become available this (Wednesday 1 August) afternoon.

As following pieces are not yet live on the WMOF website, I am sharing them below.

I hope they will be of help for small group rehearsals around the diocese in the coming days.

The next full rehearsal for the Wednesday RDS Mass will be held in Donnybrook Church on Wednesday 22 August. [Location details for your coach driver are provided here]

The following times have been provided by the Liturgical Music coordinators:

10:15 – 10:30 Sign-In at Donnybrook Church.
10:30 – 12:00 Music Rehearsal followed by walk to RDS.
12:30 – 13:30 Technical Rehearsal in RDS arena.
13:30 Lunchbreak.
TBC Take up places for Closing Mass.
16:30 Eucharistic Celebration in RDS arena.

Resourcing Individuals and Small choirs

I’ve been preparing some video clips to help with the compositions of Ronan McDonagh & of Peadar Ó Riada which are being used in the Phoenix Park. The first video “Fáilte roimh theachtaire Chríost” is now available here:

 

 

Meath Daily TV feature on Navan rehearsal

Some of you will have noticed a camera crew in St Mary’s during the large rehearsal on Monday 23 June. The good people at Meath Daily TV have published a video which can be viewed below:

 

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Fr Robert

 

Icon of the Holy Family in Navan ***Update

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We welcomed the Icon of the Holy Family as we prepare for the World Meeting of Families and for the visit of Pope Francis. The Icon of the Holy Family arrives at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday and will be with us until Friday afternoon.

We rejoice in being chosen to host the icon, and we look forward to welcoming parishioners from parishes all around Co. Meath.

All are welcome to join the evening ceremony to pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families, and for the intentions of your families.

photo from the opening night of the Icon’s visit to Navan. Fr Robert leads Evening Prayer accompanied by Fr Phil Gaffney.

Timetable:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
7:00pm: welcome, prayer path, petitions
8:00pm: Evening Prayer with a reflection on the Icon by Colette Furlong
    refreshments served afterwards.
10:00pm: Night Prayer

Wednesday & Thursday
   11:30am visit of Primary School children
5:30pm (Thursday) – Graduation ceremony for Cannistown pupils.

Friday
   10:00am: Mass of Thanksgiving

The Parish Shop will be open during the evening ceremonies.
WMOF2018 merchandise available, and souvenirs of the visit of the Icon.

REGISTRATION UPDATE: Online registration for tickets for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park will open tomorrow Monday 25 June. Registration via www.worldmeeting2018.ie.

Our parish WMOF office is open on Mon, Tues, & Wed from 9:30am – 12:30pm to arrange seats on one of the coaches which will travel daily from Navan.

Cemetery Devotions 2018

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Cemetery Devotions 2018
– please share with family, friends and neighbours.

St Finian’s Cemetery – Wednesday 27 June – 7:30pm
Cannistown Cannistown – Friday 29 June – 7:30pm
St Mary’s Church – Saturday 30 June – 6:00pm
St Mary’s Cemetery – Sunday 1 July – 3:00pm
Donaghmore Cemetery – Tuesday 3 July – 7:30pm
Old Athlumney Cemetery – Wednesday 4 July – 7:30pm
Dunmoe Cemetery – Thursday 5 July – 7:30pm
Our Lady’s Hospital Burial – Sunday 8 July after 9:00am Mass