30th Sunday of the Year


Dear parishioners, this week’s bulletin is provided below.
We would like to draw your attention to the following:

• Novena devotions for the Holy Souls
(including the 7:30pm Mass next week Monday – Friday).
• Word of thanks to the School Communities.
• Enrolment details for Primary & Secondary Schools.


This weekend is also the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. We congratulate all serving and retired Defence Forces around our parish who have served on overseas missions with the Defence Forces.

Congratulations to Barry White and the many parishioners who are taking part in this year’s KBC Virtual Dublin marathon!



Short summary of the document is available here

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, following Mass at the tomb of St Francis during a visit to Assisi on Saturday 3 October 2020.

The phrase ‘Fratelli Tutti’ is taken from the writings of St. Francis, one of the major inspirations for Pope Francis’ third encyclical, on fraternity and social friendship. The full text of the encyclical, the third of Pope Francis’ pontificate was released on Sunday 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. 

The resources below have been prepared by the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

Please see below the full text of the Encyclical letter and some useful links and resources: 

  1. FRATELLI TUTTI – the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on Fraternity and Social Friendship
  2. An overview of the Encyclical FRATELLI TUTTI
  3. Quick Key Guide to reading FRATELLI TUTTI
  4. Questions and Answers on FRATELLI TUTTI
  5. A statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. 

Some visual overviews of Fratelli Tutti are also included on this page.

First Holy Communion 2020


*** Update 5 October 2020 ***

Following the announcement by the Government of Level 3 measures to counter the spread of COVID-19, the following message has been sent to the parents and guardians of our parish.

The above message is also being shared by the Parish Primary schools to parents and guardians who are not yet on our database.


The above message was also sent to parents via the following link: https://mailchi.mp/ec80dce9508e/impact-of-level-3-announcement


Dear parents and guardians

We are delighted to be able to prepare towards a date for your child’s First Holy Communion Day.

The Mass will be celebrated according to the schedule below:

St. Joseph’s Mercy
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Bhríde, Cannistown
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Naomh Eoin
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 2:00pm

The following ceremonies will be rescheduled in light of the announcement of Level 3 measures to counter the spread of COVID-19.

St. Anne’s
  Saturday 10th October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
St. Paul’s
  Saturday 10th October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am, 12 noon, & 2:00pm*

Gaelscoil Éanna
  Saturday 17th October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am
Scoil Mhuire
  Saturday 17th October, St. Mary’s Church, 12 noon
St. Oliver Plunkett
  Saturday 17th October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*

* For schools which require more than one ceremony, the school will inform you in due course of the time of your child’s ceremony.
This information will also be circulated by the schools of the parish.

As priests, parishioners, school communities and friends we are asking all parents and godparents to continue rehearsing the prayers of the Mass with the candidates from their Grow in Love books or their Prayerbooks.

Reminder of the Assembly on Thursday 2 April 2020

Video link for viewing at home in your family and also in school.

First Communion Assembly from Navan Parish on Vimeo.

27th Sunday of the Year

Our new Mass times in St Mary’s are above. Please disregard the times on this week’s parish bulletin.