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.

 

WMOF updates

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Most of the sheet music for WMOF liturgies  is available on the [click here] WMOF music page.

Additional music has become available this (Wednesday 1 August) afternoon.

As following pieces are not yet live on the WMOF website, I am sharing them below.

I hope they will be of help for small group rehearsals around the diocese in the coming days.

The next full rehearsal for the Wednesday RDS Mass will be held in Donnybrook Church on Wednesday 22 August. [Location details for your coach driver are provided here]

The following times have been provided by the Liturgical Music coordinators:

10:15 – 10:30 Sign-In at Donnybrook Church.
10:30 – 12:00 Music Rehearsal followed by walk to RDS.
12:30 – 13:30 Technical Rehearsal in RDS arena.
13:30 Lunchbreak.
TBC Take up places for Closing Mass.
16:30 Eucharistic Celebration in RDS arena.

Resourcing Individuals and Small choirs

I’ve been preparing some video clips to help with the compositions of Ronan McDonagh & of Peadar Ó Riada which are being used in the Phoenix Park. The first video “Fáilte roimh theachtaire Chríost” is now available here:

 

 

Meath Daily TV feature on Navan rehearsal

Some of you will have noticed a camera crew in St Mary’s during the large rehearsal on Monday 23 June. The good people at Meath Daily TV have published a video which can be viewed below:

 

Update your Links

 

Fr Robert

 

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

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!