Carol Service 2018

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

15 August 2018

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.

 

Cemetery Devotions 2018

 

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

Holy Week 2018

Since Ash Wednesday, parishioners have been preparing in different ways to make the journey through Holy Week. This week we will follow the Lord Jesus along his journey into Jerusalem, to the Upper Room and to Calvary.


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm will be blessed and distributed at all Masses.

Holy-Week mini-retreat

Martin McConigley & Fr Tony Draper are leading Holy Week mini-retreat entitled “People of the Passion” in St Anne’s Parish Room.
• Monday: “Were you not also with him in the garden?”
• Tuesday: “30 pieces of silver”
• Spy Wednesday: “Women on the road to Calvary”.
Retreat begins after 10:30 Mass with a cup of tea and concludes at 12:30.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week

7:30am  Mass– St. Mary’s
8:30am  Mass – Johnstown
7:30am  Mass – St. Mary’s
7:30am  Mass – St. Mary’s

Tuesday of Holy Week

Confessions in St Mary’s from 8:00am – 11:00pm.
Two priests will be available all through the day. Parishioners are invited to follow a Path of Prayer which offers an examination of conscience around “Reconciliation and Healing in the Family.”
Penitential Service at 8:00pm with visiting priests.

Spy Wednesday

7:00pm Mass of Chrism in Mullingar Cathedral. A bus is available for parishioners. Please contact Mary in the parish office on 9027518.

Holy Thursday

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper– St. Oliver’s
8:00pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper– St. Mary’s
11:00pm Night Prayer– St. Anne’s & St. Oliver’s

Good Friday

10:00am   Stations of the Cross– St. Oliver’s
12:00noon   Ecumenical Way of the Cross through Navan
3:00pm   The Passion of Our Lord– St. Mary’s
7:00pm   The Passion of Our Lord– St. Oliver’s
9:00pm   Prayer around the Cross– St. Mary’s

Holy Saturday  

9:00am   Święconka – Polish Blessing of Food – St. Mary’s

12:00noon – 4:00pm   Confessions– St. Mary’s

No 6:00pm or 7:00pm Masses this evening
9:00pm   Solemn Vigil of Easter – St. Mary’s

Easter Sunday – Resurrection of Our Lord 

8:00am, 11:00am & 1:00pm – St Mary’s
09:00am – Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel
10:00am & 12:00noon – St Oliver’s
5:00pm – Msza święta w językku polskim

Red Alert Weather status

PARISH UPDATE

St Mary’s Church will be closed from 3pm today (Thursday) and will reopen for 10:30am Mass on Friday morning 2 March. This will be the only Mass tomorrow.
There is no 7:30am or 9:30am Mass on Friday morning.

ADORATION CHAPEL

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will cease at 3pm today and resume when the Red Alert Weather Status is lifted about 1pm tomorrow.

DAILY BROADCAST OF MASS

You are most welcome to join us at Mass in the morning on the webcam at 10:30am.

STAY SAFE, STAY WARM, STAY HOME

We keep in our prayers the many people around the parish who are working hard to keep our community safe from the storm.

We pray God’s blessing on all parishioners who are involved with charitable organisations and with caring for the elderly and housebound.

Lent2018

Day of the Sick

The 26th World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 11 February 2018.

At 11:00 Sunday Mass on 11 February, the Navan branch of the diocesan Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes will participate in the 11:00 Sunday Mass.

They are one of the eight teams of stewards and helpers who provide practical, nursing and spiritual support to the many pilgrims who travel to Lourdes every year from 12-17 September. The 2018 pilgrimage will be the 70th Meath diocesan pilgrimage.

Refreshments will be served for former members of staff, former pilgrims and those who are interested in joining the Meath Pilgrimage team.

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The theme for this year’s Day of the Sick is provided by the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross to Mary, his Mother, and to John: “Woman, behold your son … Behold your mother.  And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (Jn 19:26-27).

The Lord’s words brilliantly illuminate the mystery of the Cross, which does not represent a hopeless tragedy, but rather the place where Jesus manifests his glory and shows his love to the end.  That love in turn was to become the basis and rule for the Christian community and the life of each disciple. (Pope Francis)

In countries where health care systems are inadequate or non-existent, the Church seeks to do what she can to improve health, eliminate infant mortality and combat widespread disease.  Everywhere she tries to provide care, even when she is not in a position to offer a cure.  The image of the Church as a “field hospital” that welcomes all those wounded by life is a very concrete reality, for in some parts of the world, missionary and diocesan hospitals are the only institutions providing necessary care to the population. (§4 – Message of Pope Francis for 2018)

The full text of the message of Pope Francis is available here via the website of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.