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Sunday Bulletin 19th Feb 2017

MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:                                                             

Sat Vigil: Bett Tracey, Larry Murtagh                  

Sun 9am: Eileen Daly                                                          

Sun 11.30am: Sarsfield Donohoe, Frank Garrahy, Helen Fraczek                                                  

Tues 7.30pm: Lucy Colgan                           

Thurs 7.30pm: William & Mollie O’Reilly                    

Sat Vigil: Dan Hayes, Michael Phelan M.M.                                                                           

Sun 9am: Bob & Christina Mullen & babies Lucy & Charlie.                                             

Sun 11.30am: William & Dominick Farrell & Kitty Mahon, Patrick Flynn

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 (Feb 25th) Hugh Gibney 11.30am: (Feb 26th): Una Mc Cann                               

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Feb 25th) Mairead Farrell, Enda Kelly & Susan Kenny 11.30am: (Feb 26th) Joseph McGovern, Dawn Finnegan, Anthony Leavy & Finula Garrahy.

ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday commencing after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day until late.

COLLECTIONS: Athboy €775, Rathmore €200, Rathcairn €195. Many thanks.

FEASTDAYS in the week ahead:     Tues Feb 21st – St Peter Damian                   

Wed Feb 2nd – Chair of St Peter                  

Thurs Feb 23rd – St Polycarp                                                      

REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Sr Paula Brennan, Navan (Sr Carmel’s sister)

ENROLMENT CEREMONY for First Holy Communion for O’Growney NS takes place next Wednesday 22nd February at 7pm.                                                                             

CONFIRMATION takes place on Friday March 3rd at 11am.                                                       

BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place on Monday March 6th 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.                                        

SOSAD MEATH LENTEN WELLNESS DRIVE: Update: Soup got a thumb’s down! Our hope is to get Wellness materials to many people. Tea or coffee with biscuits is now the option. Can you arrange a tea or coffee “event” early in Lent? If so contact Sister Catherine @ 085 1330759 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thank you.                                                                               

RETREAT FOR WOMEN  preached by Fr. Eamonn O’Driscoll in the Parish Centre, Trim on Sat 4th March from 10am – 5pm. Theme –“If only you knew the Gift of God”. Cost €10 incl refreshments. Organised by Legion of Mary. For bookings contact Keith 086 8899123.                                                                                                                           

LENTEN RETREATS FOR YOUNG ADULTS (18-40): Sat 11th March 9.30am- 5pm in Dalgan Park, Navan. A time of conversation and reflection about how Jesus is calling you. Bookings to Fr Joe: 086 6036506, John 087 2478519.                                                                                           

THE PRIORY INSTITUTE:  Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this spring. www.prioryinstitute.com                                                                                             

ANAM CARA , the national organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wed 22nd Feb in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar from 19.30- 21.30. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for the event, please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01 4045378 before Tues Feb 21st.                                                                                             

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE   takes place on the 24th, 25th, & 26th February in the RDS, Ballsbridge. The theme of the Conference is “Have Mercy on us and on the whole world.” (Chaplet of Mercy)                                                                                              

BUS TO THE DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE departing Trim Church car park on Sat Feb 25th at 8.30am. To reserve a seat contact Rita 085 7284600.                                       

MARRIED COUPLES:  Gift yourselves a special weekend break together to boost and refresh your relationship by making a Marriage Renewal Weekend. The next weekend will be at The Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March 2017. For more info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie or call 087 7840408. Weekends are presented by Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland.                                                                                                                                      

ARE YOU IN YOUR 40S? The Dublin 40somethings organise spiritual and social events for people in their 40s in and around Dublin who have a Catholic ethos. We invite you to come along and get involved. Our next monthly meeting is at the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse St., D.2 at 8.30pm on Fri 3rd March. We also have a Lenten evening retreat at the Sacred Hearts, 66 Inchicore Rd., D 8 at 5pm on Sat 11th March. Contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 087 7608268 for more information.                                                                                                                             

BLUE JEAN COUNTRY QUEEN & MEATH MACRA NA FEIRME presents “A Night at the Oscars” fundraiser on Feb 25th in the Darnley Lodge Hotel from 7.30pm. On the night, a number of short films produced by Macra clubs and Athboy community groups will battle to impress both the judges and the audience. Tickets: Adults €15, Macra members/Children €10.                                                                                                                     ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP:  Club meeting on Wed 22 Feb 2.45pm- 5pm. Please note earlier start time. Kurling Thurs Feb 23 2.30-4.30pm in St James’ Hall.

LISMULLIN INSTITUTE   Spring series of lectures beginning March 7th. More details on www.lismullin.ie                  

How to have your say on the government’s school admissions policy:  Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of denominational religion on the school admissions process.” The consultation runs until 20 February. The survey is available on www.education.ie. The Catholic Primary School Management Association said that “this issue is being misleadingly referred to as the “baptism barrier.” The vast majority of Catholic schools are not oversubscribed and enrol all applicants. Reforms to admissions policies will do nothing to alleviate the shortage of school places: only extra school places can achieve that.” We encourage people to take part in the consultation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


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