Notices

Confirmation

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Bishop Tom Deenihan will administer Confirmation on Friday 24th February at 12 noon in Athboy Church.

Ceremony of Light: on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm, we invite the candidates for Confirmation and their parents to a Ceremony of Light in Athboy Church.  This ceremony recalls the day of Baptism when parents received a lighted candle,…

Christian Unity Week

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takes place every year 18th – 25th January.  This year the theme is “Be-longing, Praying for Unity amidst Injustice.”

On Friday evening next, 20th January at 7.30pm, we will host a Service of Prayer in our church.  We look forward to welcoming Canon Paul Bogle and members of the Church of Ireland congregation in Athboy,…

The Epiphany of the Lord, Friday 6th January

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Holyday of Obligation. 

On this feast Jesus is revealed as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the World.  We celebrate the adoration of Jesus by the Wise Men (Magi) from the East who represent the pagan religions of neighbouring territories.

Mass on Friday at 10am & 7.30pm.

Christmas

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Wishing all our parishioners every Blessing and Peace at Christmas.  Welcome home to all who have travelled to be with their families at this sacred time and we welcome those who have come to live in our parish during the year and who are celebrating their first Christmas with us.

Thank you to all who…

Christmas Schedule of Masses

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Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve

Vigil in Athboy Mass 6.15pm & 9pm

Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day

Rathmore 9am

Rathcairn 10.15am

Athboy 11.30am

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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Thursday 8th December

We celebrate Mary, who from the first instant of her existence in the womb of her mother Anne, was “by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved free from all stain of original sin.”

Holy Day…

Christmas Triduum of Masses

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will be celebrated on 26, 27 & 28th December.  Signed cards available from the Parochial House or sacristy after Masses.

Annual Bereavement Mass

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for families of all who have died in our parish during the year, will be offered in Athboy Church on Friday 4th November 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.

 

List of the Dead

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November is the month that is especially dedicated to remembering and praying for our loved ones who have departed this life and have gone before us into Eternal Life.  Visits to the cemetery and to the church, the Indulgences for the Faithful Departed, compiling the List of the Dead, the Feast of all Saints on…

Parish Finance

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Next weekend a new Parish Financial Year commences.  Boxes of envelopes, a List of the Dead envelope and a letter will be distributed to homes during the week.  Thank you for your generous support during the year, it helps maintain the three churches in our parish.