On the first Sunday in July, the annual devotions take place in St Mary’s Cemetery on the Boyne Road.
Last weekend saw the completion of the annual devotions in the cemeteries of the parish (St Mary’s, St Finian’s, Donaghmore, Dunmoe, Athlumney, Cannistown, the Cemetery at Our Lady’s Hospital for victims of poverty and families and also those buried in St Mary’s Church). The collection at the gates of St Mary’s Cemetery this year towards the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery raised €6,787. Thanks to all who contributed.
The priests of the parish express their gratitude to all who assisted in any way during the pilgrimages made by many families to the final resting places of their relations and neighbours: Navan Gardaí; Meath Civil Defence; Order of Malta; Bobby Farrelly (caretaker in St Mary’s cemetery) and Greg Smith (caretaker in St Finian’s cemetery); the local cemetery committees; Jim Dowdall, the Coldrick family and Anderson Construction Ltd for facilitating parking in their fields; the volunteers who stewarded traffic and parking; St Mary’s stewards; Michael McGoldrick for the amplification; Boyne Waste, parishioners and family members who led prayers; choir members, soloists and organist Niamh Gavin.
We share a few photos below of the stewards and Gardaí from St Mary’s Cemetery devotions.