Fifth Week of Lent 2020


Summary of this page

  • Register for the bulletin/parish updates
  • Download this week’s bulletin
  • Parish timetable for the week ahead
  • Prayers for the recently deceased
  • Link to the Extraordinary Blessing Urbi et Orbi of 27 March
  • Five points to conclude

In recent months, parishioners added your names to the parish mailing list. Others among you have been in touch with your petitions for our Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 

Some other kind souls contacted us about a funeral Mass or some other ceremony which they viewed online. You have shared with us the consolation which the prayers and sense of being connected with our parish offered at that time. This sense of being connected has taken on a new currency and language as we work to drag the Corona virus from our communities during the coming weeks.

Click here to register for updates and for webcam schedules!

This week’s parish bulletin went to print before the revised Government measures were announced on Friday evening. As a result, some of the information below – especially in the yellow box – will need to be adjusted on Monday morning.

We will keep updates on this page in the coming days as we all learn to adjust to our new daily arrangements.


(if you are unable to view the bulletin above, please click here to view/download/print for your family or a neighbour.

The stringent measures which have been put in place for families in Ireland will hopefully bring as many of our parishioners through the coming week, into Holy Week and into a newer appreciation of the gift of life this Easter.

Five points to conclude:

• Fathers Declan, Robert, Louis & Shane are keeping you all and your families in our daily prayers and Masses. Please keep us and our families in YOUR prayers.

• Every scheduled weekend and daily parish Mass (including anniversary Masses) will continue to be offered and can be viewed online via

• The Rosary will be prayed after the 9:30am Mass from Monday – Friday.

• St Mary’s is open every afternoon from 12:00noon – 6:00pm for private personal prayer. St Oliver’s is open every afternoon from 3:00pm – 6:00pm for private personal prayer.

7:30pm devotions from Sunday – Friday from St Mary’s will be broadcast on the webcam.

Fourth Week of Lent 2020

Parish bulletin for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
(download available here
or you can scroll down for a viewable version)

Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi – Friday 27 March 2020

Click above to download an A4 (front & back) prayer-leaflet for families at this time.

Please drop us a line to if you wish to be added to our mailing list. We hope to launch the service for next weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of the soul and the comforting of the family of the following:

Olivia Carlin, Blackcastle Estate

Bridget (Biddy) Joyce, Reask Green

Margot Davis, RIP, “Echnach”, Donaghmore.

Margaret (Maggie) Barrett, RIP, St Benildus Villas.

Every blessing to all mothers in our parish!
Thank you for all you do and for all you are! 

Motherhood takes the strength of Samson,
the wisdom of Solomon,
the patience of Job,
the faith of Abraham,
the insight of Daniel
and the courage of David!

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to last weekend’s collection. We are grateful to receive the March envelopes which were delivered to the parish house.

The Paypal account is also accepting donations towards the running costs of the parish at this time.

A screen-version of the Parish bulletin is available below:


Third Week of Lent


The parish bulletin for Sunday 15 March
can be downloaded here

We are still working on a messaging service for parishioners. if you wish to join our email database for updates from the parish, please send us an email to

Every scheduled Mass will be broadcast from St Mary’s via

Sunday Masses
Saturday Vigil: 6:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am,
11:00am, 12:00noon, 1:00pm

Weekday Masses
Monday – Friday: 7:30am & 9:30am
Monday – Saturday: 10:30am

All our parish Masses are being celebrated without a congregation in order to implement the necessary COVID-19 preventative measures.
The Church bell will ring before scheduled and Requiem Masses as usual.

May they rest in peace:
We pray for the repose of the souls of

Paddy (Henny) Ratty RIP, St Patrick’s Terrace
(Private Requiem Mass on Saturday 21 March)

Shane Murtagh RIP, Castle Grove
(Private Requiem Mass on Saturday 21 March)

Anthony Gallagher RIP, Athlumney
(Private Requiem Mass on Tuesday 17 March)

Maisie Higgins RIP, Woodlands
(Private Requiem Mass on Monday 16 March)

Phyllis Gibney RIP, Blackcastle
(Private Requiem Mass on Monday 16 March)

All funerals in our parish will be celebrated in a private gathering of family during this time of COVID-19 prevention. Ceremonies from St Mary’s can be viewed on

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. 


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.


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

Holy Week 2018

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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