First Holy Communion 2020

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*** Update 28 November 2020 ***.

Following the announcement yesterday of a move from Level 5 restrictions, we are delighted to be able to prepare towards a date for your child’s First Holy Communion Day in the coming weeks:

 NEW DATES FOR POSTPONED
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES 

 NEW DATES FOR POSTPONED FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES  Wednesday 9 December 
St Mary’s 4:00pm Gaelscoil Éanna 
St Mary’s 5:30pm St Anne’s I 
St Oliver’s 4:00pm St Oliver Plunkett I 
St Oliver’s 5:30pm St Paul’s I 

Thursday 10 December 
St Mary’s 4:00pm Scoil Mhuire 
St Mary’s 5:30pm St Anne’s II 
St Oliver’s 4:00pm St Oliver Plunkett II 
St Oliver’s 5:30pm St Paul’s II 

Friday 11 December 
St Oliver’s 5:30pm St Paul’s III 

Please join us “in spirit” for Mass this weekend via www.navanparish.ie/livestream and help your child to rehearse their prayers and responses of the Mass.

Vigil Mass will be livestreamed at 6pm & 7pm
Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 8am, 9am (Polish), 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

*** Update 5 October 2020 ***

Following the announcement by the Government of Level 3 measures to counter the spread of COVID-19, the following message has been sent to the parents and guardians of our parish.

The above message is also being shared by the Parish Primary schools to parents and guardians who are not yet on our database.

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The Mass will be celebrated according to the schedule below:

St. Joseph’s Mercy
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Bhríde, Cannistown
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Naomh Eoin
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 2:00pm

The above message was also sent to parents via the following link: https://mailchi.mp/ec80dce9508e/impact-of-level-3-announcement

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Dear parents and guardians

We are delighted to be able to prepare towards a date for your child’s First Holy Communion Day.

The Mass will be celebrated according to the schedule below:

St. Joseph’s Mercy
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Bhríde, Cannistown
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
Scoil Naomh Eoin
  Saturday 3rd October, St. Oliver’s Church, 2:00pm

The following ceremonies will be rescheduled in light of the announcement of Level 3 measures to counter the spread of COVID-19.


St. Anne’s
  Saturday 10th October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*
St. Paul’s
  Saturday 10th October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am, 12 noon, & 2:00pm*

Gaelscoil Éanna
  Saturday 17th October, St. Mary’s Church, 10:30am
Scoil Mhuire
  Saturday 17th October, St. Mary’s Church, 12 noon
St. Oliver Plunkett
  Saturday 17th October, St. Oliver’s Church, 10:30am & 12 noon*

* For schools which require more than one ceremony, the school will inform you in due course of the time of your child’s ceremony.
This information will also be circulated by the schools of the parish.

As priests, parishioners, school communities and friends we are asking all parents and godparents to continue rehearsing the prayers of the Mass with the candidates from their Grow in Love books or their Prayerbooks.

Reminder of the Assembly on Thursday 2 April 2020

Video link for viewing at home in your family and also in school.

First Communion Assembly from Navan Parish on Vimeo.

Sacred Heart Novena

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On Feb 14th we began a Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Our intention was to pray our way every week towards Good Friday 2020. Little did we imagine how much comfort and strength we would receive from Our Lady during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next Friday 24 April we begin another solemn novena, this time to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – as Friday will be nine Fridays to the feast day of the Sacred Heart on Friday 19 June 2020.

Mass and devotions Fridays at 7:30pm via www.navanparish.ie/webcam.

• Petitions and prayer requests (some of which will be read during Friday devotions) can be sent to webcam@navanparish.ie.
• You can leave them in the petition box at the Sacred Heart altar
• Petitions can be sent by post to
St Mary’s Parish, Fair Green, Navan, County Meath.

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If you are unable to access the above document, please click here to download two A4 pages (front and back) for use in your home.
Additional copies are available at the Sacred Heart altar in St Mary’s Church and in St Oliver’s Church

To register for further information and parish updates,
we invite you to register through this link.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Sacramental Preparation

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Dear Parents/Guardians of children in preparation for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation:

The restrictions in force due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis have obvious implications for the planned celebration of the Sacraments for which your children are preparing.

As you know, the current restrictions are in force until midnight of the Bank Holiday Monday 4th May.  However, it is not possible at this point to know if schools will return on Tuesday 5th May or if gatherings in churches will be permitted from Tuesday 5th May.

Therefore, Navan Parish wishes to announce the following:  

First Holy Communion ceremonies scheduled for Saturday 25th April (Scoil Naomh Eoin, St. Anne’s, Gaelscoil Eanna) are postponed and will be rescheduled when schools resume AND when gatherings in churches are permitted.

At this point in time, in the absence of any clear indication about when schools can resume and when gatherings in churches will be permitted, we must accept that it is highly unlikely that the Confirmation ceremonies planned for 9th May and the First Holy Communion ceremonies planned for 1st May (St. Ultan’s), 16th May (St. Joseph’s Mercy, Scoil Mhuire, St. Oliver Plunkett) and 23rd May (St. Paul’s, Scoil Bhríde Cannistown) will take place as scheduled.

We know that you and the children have been looking forward to these special days for a long time, and that you will already have had preparations in place for celebrations with your families.  As priests, we assure you that we share the disappointment that you and your children will feel.  Once again, we wish to emphasise that Navan Parish will provide the Sacraments to all children who are already in preparation as soon as it is possible to do so.

In the meantime, we encourage you to stay connected with Navan Parish through our website www.navanparish.ie, our social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and above all, to join the parish community with your child for Mass via webcam from St. Mary’s Church on www.navanparish.ie/webcam.  

We also hope to be in touch with you to offer resources to help you and your child to continue your preparations for the Sacraments.

At this Easter time, we pray that the Risen Lord will bless your children and your homes with his peace and his joy.

Fr. Declan Hurley (Chaplain to St. Oliver Plunkett’s and Scoil Naomh Eoin)
Fr. Robert McCabe (Chaplain to Scoil Bhríde Cannistown, Gaelscoil Éanna & St. Ultan’s)
Fr. Shane Crombie (Chaplain to St. Anne’s, Scoil Mhuire & St. Mary’s Special School)
Fr. Louis Illah (Chaplain to St. Paul’s & St. Joseph’s Mercy)

Third Week of Lent

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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 webcam@navanparish.ie

Every scheduled Mass will be broadcast from St Mary’s via http://navanparish.ie/webcam

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 www.navanparish.ie/webcam

Golden Jubilee – Meals on Wheels

Bishop Smith celebrated Mass on 16 June to mark the Golden Jubilee of Meals on Wheels.

Click below to view the Mass:

Founding members and current staff and drivers hosted Bishop Deenihan on Friday 5 July for a visit of Meals on Wheels.

First Sunday of Advent 2020

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revised-29-November-2020

 PARISH SCHEDULE FOR MASS FROM TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER 

8:00am Mass with a congregation in St Mary’s resumes.
(Morning Prayer at 7:50am) 

9:30am Mass with a congregation in St Mary’s resumes followed by the Rosary. (Morning Prayer at 9:20) 

7:30pm Mass with a congregation in St Oliver’s resumes. (Evening Prayer at 7:20pm) 

Eucharistic Adoration in St Mary’s continues every day from 2pm – 7pm. (5pm on Saturdays). 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (5/6 DEC) 

St Mary’s (Vigil) 6:00pm, 
Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm

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St Oliver’s (Vigil) 7:00pm 
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am & 12noon 

Feast of Christ the King

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22-November-2020

The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress which was scheduled for September 2020 in Budapest has been delayed until September 2021.
We pray all our brothers and sisters around the world whose celebrations of faith have been cancelled, scaled back or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite our parishioners to join in some time of adoration and prayer for each other this weekend via www.corpusdomini.iec2020.hu or through our own parish livestream www.navanparish.ie/livestream

33rd Sunday of the Year

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Dear parishioners,

This weekend we will carry in prayer the families and friends of all who have died on the Roads of our country.

Next Monday – Thursday the primary school chaplains will celebrate Mass at 7:30pm for their school communities. The rota is printed below.

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Novena for the Holy Souls

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Our Novena for the Holy Souls began on Sunday 25 October and continues until 2 November. The prayers and the litany for the Holy Souls is provided below and is available in both churches of the parish.

Schedule of devotions:

  • Sunday 25 October – Evening Prayer & Benediction at 7:30pm.
  • Monday – Friday 30 October – Mass at 7:30pm.
  • Saturday 31 October Mass at 7:00pm.
  • Sunday 1 November Evening Prayer & Benediction at 7:30pm.
  • Monday 2 November – Mass at 7:30pm.

All ceremonies and Masses without a congregation but can be viewed by livestream at www.navanparish.ie/livestream.

Candles can be purchased at the Parish Shop and placed at the altar for use at the Sacred Heart altar during afternoon adoration, and at St Joseph’s altar to honour him as Patron of a Happy Death.

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