Notices

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.

Do This in Memory – Dates for 2022 – 2023

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Celebrating Penance and Holy Communion for the First Time

Do this in Memory – dates for 2022 – 2023

Enrolment Saturday & Sunday 1st/2nd October

Saturday & Sunday 12/13th November

Saturday & Sunday 10/11th December

Saturday & Sunday 14/15th January

Saturday & Sunday 25/26th February

Sacrament of Penance 7/8th March

Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd April

Sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion & Confirmation

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Parents of children attending parish schools in Athboy, Rathmore & Rathcairn and whose children will celebrate the sacraments in 2023, are invited to meetings as outlined below.

For parents of children receiving Confirmation on Tuesday 20th September 8pm Athboy Church.

For parents of children receiving Penance & Holy Communion, Wednesday 21st September 8pm, Athboy Church

Monday 15th August the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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This week we celebrate two feast days of Our Lady……

Monday 15th August the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a Holyday of obligation.

The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption into heaven makes clear to us that there is room for our humanity in heaven.  Mary’s Assumption assures us that what Jesus accomplished in rising from…

Cemetery Devotions

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 will take place in:

Rathmore, 3pm Sunday 19th June

Hill of Ward, 7.30pm Saturday 25th June

Athboy, 3pm Sunday 26th June

Rathmore Abbey, 7.30pm, Wednesday 10th August.

A reminder to please take home withered flowers, wreaths and other waste material from your family plot.

Please refrain from dumping in the grounds or neighbouring grounds of…

Easter & Holy Week Ceremonies

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Holy Week is the most revered week in the year for Christians.  During the week we follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  We are led through the moments of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas, the Last Supper, his arrest in Gethsemane, his trial and crucifixion,…

Collection for Ukraine

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Thank You for your generous response to our appeal for help for victims of the war in Ukraine, €6,800 has been donated.

“I would like to thank you for the noble gesture of charity and generosity that you have made in the name of faith, that of supporting the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war,…

Novena of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine.

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Feast of St Joseph, 19th March.  Novena of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine.

The prayer (below) will be said each day and everyone is invited to participate at home or at Mass. 10am Mass on 19th will be celebrated at the altar dedicated to St Joseph in Athboy Church.

Novena of Prayer to St Joseph:…

Feast of St. Patrick

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our national patron saint was first brought to Ireland as a slave.  He tended herds on Slemish mountain before escaping back home.  During his captivity Patrick prayed many times each day, after his escape he realised he was being called back to Ireland to convert the Irish people.  When his studies were complete, Patrick returned…

Synod

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You are invited to a meeting in Athboy Church on 15th March after 7.30pm Mass. The purpose of the meeting is to hear your views on the following:

What is your experience of belonging to the Church?

How can our Church be a welcoming and inclusive community?

How can new opportunities be found to enable…