Sat Vigil: Michael & Rene Healy
Sun 9am: Brendan Smith
Sun 11.30am: Frank Brogan
Mon 8am: John Ryder
Tues 7.30pm: Christina Grall
Wed 9.30am: Alvydas Balionis
Thurs 7.30pm: Paddy Cole
Sat Vigil: Frank & Kathleen Hanily
Sun 9am: Margaret Daly
Sun 11.30am: Denis Mc Cann
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon 8am, Tues 7.30pm, Wed 9.30am, Thur 7.30pm, Fri 9.30am. No Sat 10 am Mass.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Adoration on Friday after Mass and continues till late.
BAPTISMAL MEETING is on Wed February 2nd at 8pm in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel. Bookings for Baptisms at this meeting.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy: €1155 Rathmore: €170 Rathcairn: €205. Your generosity is much appreciated.
COLLECTORS: It is proposed to change the method of collection in Athboy church. We are seeking volunteers who would be willing to become collectors so that a rota can be put in place. If you are interested please contact Fr. O’Connor.
BINGO takes place on Sunday Jan 23rd at 3pm in the Community School, Kells rd. All welcome
OTHER FEASTDAYS THIS WEEK: Thur Jan 13th – St. Hilary, Sat Jan 15th – St. Ita.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekend Masses are: Vigil: Sr. Carmel 11.30am: Nancy Dardis
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil: Marie Leavy, Jacqueline Barrett, Eileen Renehan, Noreen Whelehan & Donal Mc Loughlin. 11.30am: Madeline Bracken, Judy O’Doherty, Peig Timmons, Claire Gargan & Frances Ennis.
MISSALS for 2011 are now available at the back of the Church. Price: €10.
PARISH STATISTICS: Weddings: 2010 – 10, 2000 – 9 1990 – 16
Baptisms: 2010 – 76, 2000 – 41 1990 – 40
Funerals: 2010 – 19, 2000 – 37 1990 – 23.
WELCOME: The parish welcomes with great joy and congratulations all the babies that were baptised recently: Jack Kerrane, Chloe Doherty, Freya Doyle, Emer Dullaghan, Aine Boyle, Cian Healy, Emily Carthy, Kalina Bolenback & Max Waldron-Lynch. Congratulations to their parents and godparents also.
DATES FOR 2011: Confirmation takes place on Friday 18th February at 11am.Communion takes place in Athboy on Saturday 11th June at 10am and on Sunday June 12th in Rathmore at 9am and in Rathcairn at 10.15am.Cemetery Devotions: Sunday 19th at 3pm in Rathmore, on Friday 24th June at the Hill of Ward at 8pm, on Sunday 26th June, Old St. James at 2pm and St. James at 3pm. Wednesday August 10th at 7.30pm the Abbey Cemetery. Parish Mission from 22nd to 28th Oct.
DIARMUID GAVIN AND RTE PROGRAMME “DIRTY OLD TOWN” are hosting a public meeting on Tues Jan 11th at 1pm in the Stables of Athboy House (Athboy Piggery, behind the Memorial Garden) to discuss a possible community project and how it could be changed to benefit the community. All are welcome.
SET DANCING CLASSES recommencing in St. Loman’s GAA Centre Mullingar on Mon 10th Jan at 8.30pm. Beginners welcome. More info 087/7780080
INTERESTED IN STUDYING THEOLOGY? The spring programme of degree, diploma and certificate courses by distance learning are now available from The Priory Institute, Tallaght. For more info: call 01/4048124 or www.prioryinstitute.com
REST IN PEACE: Please pray for Liam Flanagan, Dublin, and Kitty Core, Celbridge (Susan Gallagher’s mother) who were buried during the week. May they rest in peace.
“God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin, given you a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and welcomed you into his holy people. He now anoints you with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life.” (Prayer of Anointing with Chrism, taken from The Rite of Baptism)