MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: Dan Hayes, Michael Phelan M.M.
Sun 9am: Bob & Christina Mullen & babies Charlie & Lucy.
Sun 11.30am: William & Dominick Farrell & Kitty Mahon, Patrick Flynn.
Mon 8am: Jimmy Mc Cann
Tues 7.30pm: Kate Mc Donagh
Wed 7.30pm: William & Eileen Mc Govern
Thurs 7.30pm: Ettie Lynch & Dec’d Family.
Fri 8am: List of the Dead.
Fri 7.30pm: List of the Dead
Sat 10am: James & Bridget Clarke & Dec’d Family
Sat Vigil: Seamus & Bernadette Martin, Patricia O’Shea
Sun 9am: Hugh Lynagh
Sun 11.30am: Margaret Connell, Patrick Smith
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon at 8am, Tues & Thurs 7.30pm, Wed at 8am, 9.30am & 7.30pm, Fri at 8am & 7.30pm,Sat 10am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Mar 4th) Louise Keegan 11.30am: (Mar 5th): Lesley Murtagh
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Mar 4th) Marie Leavy, Jacqueline Barrett, Noreen Whelehan & Donal Mc Loughlin 11.30am: (Mar 5th) Betty Beirne, Judy O’Doherty, Peig Timmons, Kathleen Cumiskey & Frances Ennis.
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday commencing at 1pm after Confirmation and continuing throughout the day until late.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €755, Rathmore €145, Rathcairn €210. Many thanks.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Wed March 1st – Ash Wednesday, St David.
Fri March 3rd – Womens’ World Day of Prayer.
Sat March 4th – St Casimir
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Josef Piejko, Cloran Court.
ASH WEDNESDAY Wed March 1st: Lent begins next Wednesday – Ash Wednesday. Masses at 8am, 9.30am and 7.30pm. Ashes will be distributed after all Masses. Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
COMMUNION CALLS will take place on Wednesday March 1st at the usual times.
CONFIRMATION takes place next Friday March 3rd at 11am. ”Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”
FIRST FRIDAY: next Friday is also First Friday. Mass will be at 8am and 7.30pm and will be offered for those on the Parish List of the Dead.
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.
BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place on Sunday March 5th in the Darnley Lodge Hotel at 3pm.
TROCAIRE BOXES are available at the back of all the Churches.
POP UP SOUP KITCHEN in St. James’ Hall, on Friday 10th March from 12.30 – 3.30pm. Mens’ Groups coming together in support of SOSAD.
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.
MONTHLY PADRE PIO MASS takes place on Wed 1st March at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church, Navan. Blessing with St. Pio’s glove after Mass.
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.
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
or 087 7608268 for more information.
ATHBOY ST. PATRICK’S PARADE COMMITTEE: Table Quiz on Thurs Mar 2nd in Floods’ Bar at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. You are also invited to cast your nomination for Athboy Community Person of the Year. Nomination boxes are in the shops in town until March 14th.
ATHBOY ICA Traditional Evening on Thurs March 2nd in the Darnley Hotel from 7.30-9.30pm. Entry free of charge. All welcome.
MULLINGAR CHORAL SOCIETY Spring Concert in the Cathedral, Mullingar Sun 5th Mar 8pm.
FORMS OF LENTEN PENANCE
The following are suggested as ways of fulfilling Lenten penance:
Abstaining from meat or some other food;
Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;
Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer;
Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays;
Visiting the Blesssed Sacrament;
Making the Stations of the Cross;
Fasting from all food for a longer period than usual and perhaps giving what is saved to the needy;
Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.