MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: Frank & Kathleen Hanily, Tony Clarke, Elliot Grace M.M.
Sun 9am: Mary Mc Kiernan
Sun 11.30am: Michael & Betty Glynn, Mary Fagan M.M.
Tues 7.30pm: Mary Kenny
Thurs 7.30pm: Anne Brady
Sat 10am: Bernie & Jimmy Crowcock
Sat Vigil: Chris Gargan & his parents Philip & Anne
Sun 9am: Paddy, Peggy & James Herbert
Sun 11.30am: Nicholas Dunne, Lillie O’Brien M.M.
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon at 8am, Tues & Thurs 7.30pm, Wed & Fri 9.30am, Sat 10am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Jan 28th) Anne Leavy 11.30am (Jan 29th) L/E Bird
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Jan 28th) Marie Leavy, Jacqueline Barrett, Noreen Whelehan & Donal Mc Loughlin 11.30am: (Jan 29th) Betty Beirne, Judy O’Doherty, Peig Timmons, Kathleen Cumiskey & Frances Ennis
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day until late.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €860, Rathmore €115, Rathcairn €145. Many thanks.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Tues Jan 24th – St Francis de Sales
Wed Jan 25th – Conversion of St Paul the Apostle
Thurs Jan 26th – Ss Timothy and Titus
Fri Jan 27th – St Angela Merici
Sat Jan 28th – St Thomas Aquinas
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Joe Cullen, Delvin (Lucy Bracken’s brother).
COMMITMENT CEREMONY for Confirmation candidates takes place at all Masses next weekend.
MISSALS FOR 2017 are now on sale priced €10.
BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place next Monday February 6th 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.
BISHOPS’ AD LIMINA VISIT: Bishop Smith and all the Irish Bishops travelled to Rome last week for their Ad Limina visit to the Holy See. The Bishops’ pilgrimage will include an audience with Pope Francis, meetings with senior members of the Roman Curia and visits to a number of holy sites. The Bishops’ pilgrimage is historically known as the Ad lamina Apostolorum visit – or “to the threshold of the Apostles” – a reference to the pilgrimage to the tombs of Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make, and this normally takes place every five years.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST & OF THE WORD: We are presently seeking new Ministers of the Eucharist and of the Word. If you are interested, please contact Fr. O’Connor at the Parochial House.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES every Wednesday night 8.30pm-10.30pm in the Macra Hall, Athboy. All welcome.
MATURE MOVERS exercise programme for adults (50+) Wednesday Jan 25th at 11am in St James’ Hall, Athboy. For more info contact Ruairi 046 9067337.
ATHBOY ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMMITTEE meeting on Wed Jan 25th at 9pm in the Darnley Lodge Hotel. Volunteers urgently needed.
ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP: Club meeting on Wed 25th Jan 3pm-5pm. Kurling on Thurs 26th Jan 2.30pm- 4.30pm, in St. James’ Hall.
RATHMORE NS PARENTS ASSOCIATION present Claire Crawley, psychologist who will be talking on family matters (Don’t be mean behind the Screen) on Wed Feb 1st at 7pm in the school. This is a free event. All welcome.