20th Sunday of the Year

16-August-2020

Pentecost Sunday 2020

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Join us for Mass or devotions via www.navanparish.ie/webcam

Every blessing for the Feast of Pentecost to all our parishioners!

Monday is a Bank Holiday. Mass and Rosary at 9:30am.
St Mary’s will open at 11:30 following a private Requiem Mass.

This week’s parish bulletin in summary:

  • Schedule of live-streamed Masses & devotions:
    7:30am (Tuesday-Friday) early morning Mass
    9:30am (Mon-Sat) Daily Mass & Rosary**
    10:30am Mass will be broadcast only in case of a Funeral
  • Parishioners are invited to join us for the Sacred Heart Novena (Mass and Devotions at 7:30pm) on Friday 5 June (Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). This week we will be praying for all who are on our Parish List of the Dead. We invite you to light a candle for relatives near the Sacred Heart altar and to keep all who have been bereaved recently in prayer.

    More details at www.navanparish.ie/sacred-heart-novena
  • The cemeteries of the parish will be blessed in the coming weeks as we are unable to hold the usual Blessing of Graves in early July.
31-May-Pentecost-2020

The document is also available for download here.

  • 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.
  • If you would like to receive this bulletin and parish updates by email in future, please register via this link so that we can keep in touch.
  • Please print the bulletin for parishioners who do not have internet access so that they can keep connected with the life of our parish.

Our Churches are open.

Your priests are available.

The voice of prayer is never silent

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Click above to download a printable prayer leaflet for use by your family at this time.
Family-Prayer-Leaflet

A summary of the resources in the A4 leaflet

  • The cover of the leaflet depicts Our Lady of Perpetual Help and includes a description of the icon which can be found in many homes around the country.
  • Many people who are able to connect with Eucharistic Adoration online or who visit their parish church will be glad of the Spiritual Communion (when unable to receive the Blessed Eucharist) which reminds us that a visit to the Blessed Sacrament prolongs the Mass. In his Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, Pope Benedict XVI, recommended the practice of making spiritual communions.“Even in cases where it is not possible to receive sacramental communion, participation at Mass remains necessary, important, meaningful and fruitful. In such circumstances it is beneficial to cultivate a desire for full union with Christ through the practice of spiritual communion, praised by Pope John Paul II  and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life” (no. 55).
  • The Prayer from the World Meeting of Families is also included as it has taken on an extra significance during the comings days and weeks of “cocooning” as families, health professionals and volunteers work to contain and to limit the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Some words of advice from Pope Francis in August 2018 take on some extra significance too and are included for reflection.
  • The Breastplate of St Patrick and the Memorare (attributed to St Bernard) are also included following the request last week from the Irish bishops.
  • The Serenity Prayer and some seanfhocail, (words by which to live from our Irish heritage) are also included.
  • Other prayers include a  and the popular prayer “Take my hand, O Blessed Mother“.
  • The popular prayer of the recently canonised Cardinal Newman is included along with a prayer by the composer Lucien Deiss.

Tara-Slane walk *update

Photo album from Bealach an tSolais 2019 is now available below or on the parish Facebook page.

Bealach an tSolais: pilgrimage route from the Hill of Tara to the Hill of Slane: Tara-Skyrne (3.5miles);…

Posted by Navan Parish on Saturday, August 31, 2019

This year’s Tara-Slane pilgrimage walk takes place on Saturday 31 August next. Many Irish families have walked up Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, walked barefoot at St Patrick’s Purgatory on Lough Derg or have travelled along the Camino de Santiago to Compostela.

Our annual Tara-Slane pilgrimage walk allows us to connect with the faith of our nearest neighbours and parishes back to the time of St Patrick. 

“Going on pilgrimage without a change of heart of heart brings little reward from God. For it is by practicing virtue and not be mere motion of the feet that we are brought to Heaven” (fifth century Book of Lismore) 

Registration Forms are now available from the Sacristies or from the Parish Office.

In order to prepare our Pilgrim Passports, we ask you to return the completed form with your pilgrimage fee not later than 5:00pm on Thursday 29 August

Pope Video – August 2019

Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

Pope Francis – August 2019

What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and centers of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.
Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

Fr Robert’s Silver Jubilee

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Fr Robert celebrated his Silver Jubilee Mass on Sunday 30 June at 11:00 in St Mary’s. A video from the parish files can be viewed below:

10 pictures (short video) from Mass – turn up the sound!!

10 pictures (short video) from Parish social – turn up the sound!!