MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: Michael & Anne Mc Govern
Sun 11.30am: Dara Nee
Mon 8am : John Ryder
Tues 7.30pm : Dominick, Anne & Dermot Smyth
Sat 10am: Johnny Sweeney
Sat Vigil: Joseph, Brigid & Maureen Martin
Sun 11.30am: Julia & Ned Brogan
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon at 8am, Tues 7.30pm, Wed 9.30am, Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 9.30am, & Sat 10 am
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil Mass (June 30th) Frank Holland, 11.30am (July 1st) Ciara Barry
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (June 30th) Jacinta Farrell, Mary Kearney, Siobhan Kelly, Gerry Hamilton & Seamus Mc Loughlin 11.30am (July 1st) Rita Ennis, Mary Finnegan, Jackie Leavy, Robert Gath, & Anne Leavy
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT commencing after Mass on Friday morning and continuing throughout the day until late
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €786, Rathmore €180, Rathcairn €180 .Thank you for your support.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Wed June 27th – St. Cyril of Alexandria
Thurs June 28th – St. Irenaeus
Fri June 29th – Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles.
Sat June 30th – The First Martyrs of the Church Rome
CEMETERY DEVOTIONS take place today Sunday June 24th in Athboy at 3pm and in Old St. James’ Cemetery at 2pm.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION will be taken up at the Offertory at all Masses in the parish on Sunday next.
CELEBRATION FOR THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF JESUS AND MARY, SOUTH HILL: There will be a celebration of the Eucharist in honour of their Feast in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Friday 29th June at 12 midday. This celebration is special to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary and all those associated with our Muiriosa Services. The SCJMS motto is “God is Love”. We would be honoured if you could join us for Mass and a cup of tea afterwards in Saoirse, Cloran Rd., Athboy.
LOUGHCREW MASS: The annual Mass at Loughcrew takes place on Sunday June 24th at 3pm. All are welcome.
CEMETERY DEVOTIONS take place in the Abbey, Rathmore on Friday August 10th at 7.30pm.
DUMPING IN THE CEMETERY: You are asked not to dump withered flowers, wreaths or other debris in the graveyard. Please bring a bag and remove your rubbish in a proper manner. Dumping is a criminal offence
BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies baptised takes place on Wed July 4th in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel at 8pm. Bookings for baptisms at this meeting.
BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place on Sunday July 15th in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel at 3pm.
HOLY WELLS OF COUNTY MEATH: Noel French is researching the Holy Wells of County Meath and he would be grateful for any information on local wells. He can be contacted on 086/8053293 or email
DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? Senior HelpLine is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10am to 10pm, 365 days a year.
ATHBOY RETIREMENT CLUB: Curling in St. James’ Hall on Wed next at 2pm. Club meeting on Thurs 28th June at 8pm in St. James’ Hall.
FARMFEST at Causey Farm on June 30th. Music and comedy festival with all proceeds going to Kitovu Hospital, Uganda. For more info phone: 046 9434135.
ROOM TO SHARE: The Muiriosa Foundation are currently looking for people in the Meath/Westmeath area to become involved in the Room-to-Share scheme. This scheme involves providing care in your home to an adult with an intellectual disability. You do not need any specific qualification but a sensitivity and understanding of people who have a disability. Home sharing may be done on a fulltime, partime or permanent basis. Support and an allowance to offset expenses will be provided. If you would like to know more about the scheme you are welcome to attend a public meeting on Thurs June 28th at 7.30pm in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel or contact Sally Daly at the Muiriosa Foundation 044 9340980 Mon – Fri 9am-5pm.
MEATH PARTNERSHIP are holding a seminar on Rural Recreation on Thurs June 28th in Trim Castle Hotel at 6.30pm. If you are a community group that has an idea for a rural recreational project and would like to avail of 75% funding, then this is the workshop for you. Please call Aine on 046/9280790 or email
to reserve a place.
ALL MEATH SCOUT BED PUSH takes place on Sat June 30th and will pass through Athboy. Proceeds in aid of the cancer unit in Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.
SUMMER SOCEER for girls aged 9-14. If you are interested please call Sarah 087/2496035 or David 087/9973264