Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

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The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being marked with a Service of Prayer in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Navan on Sunday 21 January 2018 at 7:30pm.

This prayer service has been prepared by Christian communities in the Caribbean along a theme from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:27. “That all may be Free” is a challenge to reflect on the brokenness of Christian relationships so that
present injustices and past prejudices may be named, acknowledged and healed.

Sr Mary Hardiman from Dunderry will share some aspects of life with parishioners and with prisoners from her missionary endeavours in the town of St Marc near Port-au-Prince in Haïti.

Some of Sr Mary’s work (and the beautiful sounds of religious music from the region) has been captured in a video which can be seen below. This video provides an appropriate answer to disparaging comments about the region which have been reported in Washington and echoed around the world in the past week. It captures some of the joy, colour and faith of the people of the region (in spite of poverty and natural disasters)

“Could anything good come out of Nazareth … Haiti … Navan?” – Join the Christian communities of Navan tomorrow evening and pray with Canon John Clarke, Fr Robert McCabe, their parishioners and Sr Mary Hardiman for the people of the region and for a healing of the tensions between Christian denominations.

Refreshments will be served after the Service.

All parishioners welcome!


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We welcome all parishioners who have travelled home to Navan to spend Christmas with your families. Christmas Eve Masses are being celebrated at 6:00pm and 8:00pm in both Churches of our parish.

Masses on Christmas Day are as on a Sunday.


Carols at the Crib will continue once again this year from 6:00pm – 6:30pm during the Twelve Days of Christmas. Thanks to parishioners and musicians who will keep the joy and freshness of Bethlehem alive during the Twelve Days of Christmas with carols near the Crib in St Mary’s.

The following is the provisional listing:

26 December – Polish Community (4:30pm)
27 December – Michael Moran & friends (6:00pm)
28 December – Sandra, Debbie & friends (6:00pm)
29 December – Marian Singers (6:00pm)
30 December – John Doyle & friends (6:00pm Vigil Mass)
31 December – Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with carols
01 January – Beauparc Folk Group
02 January – Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hUaimhe
03 January – Mercy Secondary Choir
04 January – Kilmessan Parish Choir
05 January – Kentstown Parish Choir

06 January – Diocesan Choir (Vigil Mass)