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Parish Bulletin 9th August 2015

9 August 2015

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm

Priest on Duty: Fr. Brendan                

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church.

Congratulations to Sadhbh Tyrrell (Leigh Valley), Charlotte Byrne (Steeplechase Green)

and Henry Murphy (Lagore Little) who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Martin Hanway and Amanda Reid who were married during the week.

Please pray for Jimmy Ralph (Curragha Road) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the

Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 12th August at 8.00pm

Saturday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Vigil Mass is on Friday 14th August at 7.00pm and the Mass for the feast day is on Saturday 15th August at 11.00am

Lough Derg one day retreat on Saturday 5th September.  No fasting or walking barefoot.  Contact Stella at 0851677325 early booking essential.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival at Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August . For young people aged 16-35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Smith from 12th to 17thSeptember.      Return flights, 5 nights hotel full board, insurance & taxes €719. There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame. There is a special youth section, 18- 30 years. Fare €350.

To book, contact: Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 69 Upper O Connell St., Dublin 1. Tel: 01-6359300

Grounds persons required for Dunshaughlin & Ratoath areas. 19.5 hrs per week. The positions are for persons eligible to work under the Community Employment Scheme.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan in Dunboyne CE Office 087 2626727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Closing date for receipt of applications is 14th August                                                                                                                                              

9 Aug

    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 Aug

    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Liam McLoughlin

7.  7.00pm

May Caffrey

9. 9.00am

1  9.00am

John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney

& Maria Barry

1 11.00am    

Liam Corcoran

& Kathleen & Jim Cusack

1  11.00am

Betty & Jimmy Mannering

Molly & Frank Maher

Margaret Cahill

12.15pm

Ann Kerrigan

1  12.15pm

Christopher & Ann Donnelly

      Monday        Jimmy Ralph                              Friday     Donal Wells  9.45am  Tony Muckley  7.00pm                                                                         Saturday      Margaret  Everard 11.00am Parish Church

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from 14th to 22nd August at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock on the theme ‘Faith and Family’. Daily ceremonies will be held in the Basilica at 3.00pm and 8.30pm and workshops will take place at 12noon and 6.00pm.

The novena will begin with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, who will preach on ‘Faith and Family’ on Friday 14th August. Archbishop Eamon Martin will preach on the theme “You are a Consecrated Nation, A People Set Apart” on Saturday 15th. On Sunday 16th Bishop Kevin Doran will preach on the gift of family.

On Monday 17th Peter Sutherland will speak about “our responsibility towards the human family” and on Tuesday 18th, Ms Kate Liffey, National Director of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics will speak about what family life teaches us about faith.

On Wednesday 19th August the speaker is Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House and on Thursday 20th the poet John F. Deane will speak on “Mass, bringing Mary home”.

On Friday 21st Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and Father Richard Gibbons, Rector of Knock Shrine will preach about different aspects of Knock Shrine and finally on Saturday 22nd August, Dan O’Connell will speak on “What is God doing in my family?”

Workshops at the novena will focus on ‘Faith at the Kitchen Table’, ‘Passing on the Faith in Family’ and include a workshop on ‘Caring for Marriage in the Family’, which will be delivered by Harry Casey, Executive Administrator of the Bishops’ Conference. For details of all the speakers and workshops visit www.knockshrine.ie.

**********************************************************************************************Bishop Smith congratulates Special Olympics heroes

“On Tuesday 4 August, I had the opportunity to join the community in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath in welcoming home one of our Special Olympics heroes.  I was more than happy to join gold and silver winning Peter Malynn and I am aware that the tremendous reception he received in his local parish is being replicated throughout Ireland in the tributes and affection extended to all our Olympic heroes.

The initiative to start the Special Olympics by Eunice Shriver 50 years ago has been a great blessing and leads to the profound affirmation of the value of every life.  It is an incentive for young people and adults to discover their potential, to love life and to live it in the fullest possible way.

The enthusiasm and joy of the competitors, as well as their proud families and passionate supporters, speaks volumes.  The accomplishments achieved in Los Angeles are possible only with the practical help and efforts of a great number of people willing to become involved. 

I am delighted once again to congratulate all the Special Olympians from the Diocese of Meath and to assure them of my continued prayers and good wishes”   Bishop Michael Smith.

**********************************************************************************************************************“As the Good Shepherd gives his life for the sheep, so the Church as a Mother gives her life for all her children, by being always the “house of the Father, with doors wide open”. May everyone, especially Christian families, imitate the Good Shepherd, who knows all his sheep and excludes no one from his infinite love”                                                         (Pope Francis – General Audience on Wednesday last)                   “We learn many virtues in our Christian families. Above, all we learn to love, asking for nothing in return”                                                                                                                     (latest tweet from Pope Francis)

 

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