Quasimodo Sunday 2020

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This week’s parish bulletin in summary:

  • This weekend we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday – devotions at 7:30pm on Sunday evening.
  • Schedule of broadcast Masses & devotions continues as heretofore:
    7:30am (Mon-Fri) early morning Mass
    9:30am (Mon-Sat) Daily Mass & Rosary
    10:30am (Mon-Fri) Mass
    7:30pm (Sun-Thurs) Evening Devotions – Benediction
  • We invite parishioners to join us for the Sacred Heart Novena on nine Fridays for Mass and Devotions at 7:30pm from 24 April until 19 June (Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus).
    More details at www.navanparish.ie/sacred-heart-novena
19-April-2020

If you are unable to view the above file, please click here

  • Starting Thursday 23 April, in preparation for the feast of St Joseph the Worker on Friday 1 May, we will pray a novena at the 9:30am Mass (and at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday 26 April). Details and texts are provided here. More details will be added in the coming days.
  • A letter to Parents and Guardians of the children and families who are preparing for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation is available here.
  • Sincere thanks to Parishioners who handed in envelopes from last Sunday’s collection or who contributed by Standing Order last week.
  • Thanks also to our online viewers and our “virtual” parishioners who have been making donations to support the running costs of the parish through IBAN or via www.paypal.me/NavanParish.
  • Parishioners who wish to receive this bulletin by email are invited to register via this link.
  • Some of you might be able and willing to print for any parishioners who do not have internet access. This will be of great help in keeping them connected with our parish.

Finally:

Our Churches are Open.
&
Your priests are Available.

St Joseph Novena

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During the coming week, we will lead nine days of prayer from Thursday 23 April until Friday 1 May. As we pray for all who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will explore how St Joseph the Worker can inspire us to carry out our Christian duty in spiritual and corporal works of mercy at this time.

In 1955, Pope Pius XII, proposed the example and intercession of Joseph as worker and provider. On this date many countries celebrate the dignity and cause of human labour. In recent weeks, many families in our parish and beyond have been working extra hard – especially in maintaining “frontline services”, in home-school duties and in extra charitable outreaches in our parish,

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A6 prayer card size version:
Click here to download a printable version of the Novena prayers which will print 2 copies on an A4 page (front and back). You might consider sharing them with a neighbour who does not have a printer.

These reminders (below) of the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy have grown in relevance and necessity for many parishioners during this time of pandemic. The two posters which are displayed at St Joseph’s Shrine formed part of our path of prayer and reflection for parishioners and pilgrims who sought God’s indulgent mercy during the Jubilee of Mercy.

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A5 leaflet (larger print size) version:
Click here to download a printable version (large A4 booklet size) of the Novena prayers which you could print and share with neighbours.

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Sacred Heart Novena

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On Feb 14th we began a Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Our intention was to pray our way every week towards Good Friday 2020. Little did we imagine how much comfort and strength we would receive from Our Lady during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next Friday 24 April we begin another solemn novena, this time to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – as Friday will be nine Fridays to the feast day of the Sacred Heart on Friday 19 June 2020.

Mass and devotions Fridays at 7:30pm via www.navanparish.ie/webcam.

• Petitions and prayer requests (some of which will be read during Friday devotions) can be sent to webcam@navanparish.ie.
• You can leave them in the petition box at the Sacred Heart altar
• Petitions can be sent by post to
St Mary’s Parish, Fair Green, Navan, County Meath.

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If you are unable to access the above document, please click here to download two A4 pages (front and back) for use in your home.
Additional copies are available at the Sacred Heart altar in St Mary’s Church and in St Oliver’s Church

To register for further information and parish updates,
we invite you to register through this link.