MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: James & Mary Kenny & daughter Maura.
Sun 9am: Peter & Bridget Farrell
Sun 11.30am: Packy Mc Kiernan, Noel & Rose Healy
Thurs 7.30pm: Owen & Jane Burke
Sat Vigil: Billy & May Bryan
Sun 9am: Rita Smith M.M. & Patrick & Mary Smith & Dec’d Family Members.
Sun 11.30am: Gerry Renehan, Paddy Quinn
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon 8am, Tues & Wed at 9.30am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 15th) Teresa Doherty 11.30am (Apr 16th) Bernie Sherrock.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 15th) Jacinta Farrell, Mary Kearney, Siobhan Kelly 11.30am: (Apr 16th) Rita Ennis, Mary Finnegan, Jackie Leavy, Robert Gath & Anne Leavy.
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: at the Altar of Repose on Holy Thursday after the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper until 9.30pm. Adoration on Good Friday at the Altar of Repose throughout the day until the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €980, Rathmore €195, Rathcairn €250. Thank you for your generous support.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Tues April 11th – St Stanislaus
Thurs April 13th – St Martin I
HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES:
Monday April 10th - Penitential Service at 7.30pm with a number of visiting priests available for Confessions.
Holy Thursday April 13th- Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
Adoration at the Altar of Repose.
Good Friday April 14th – Stations of the Cross at 3pm.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7.30pm.
Holy Saturday April 15th - Easter Vigil takes place at 7.30pm.
Confessions available on Holy Saturday from 2-3pm and after the ceremonies on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
WE WELCOME the boys and girls together with their families who are preparing for their First Holy Communion. As part of their preparation, they are invited to read the Prayers of the Faithful and participate in the Offertory procession for the remaining Sundays in Lent.
BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place today Sunday April 9th at 3pm in the Darnley Lodge Hotel.
SOSAD WELLNESS SHEETS are available at the back of the Church.
BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place on Monday May 8th 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.
CHRISM MASS takes place on Wed 12th April in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 7pm. During this Mass Bishop Smith will bless the Holy Oils that will be used for administering the Sacraments for the coming year in the diocese. All are welcome.
TROCAIRE BOXES: People are asked to bring their Trocaire Boxes with them to the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.
GOOD FRIDAY is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
EASTER OFFERINGS: Next Sunday – Easter Sunday is an Offering Day for the support of the priests of our parish.
PLEASE SUPPORT www.heavensroadfm.com an online Catholic radio broadcasting prayers, interviews and music as well as over 40 daily live Masses from 15 churches in Ireland and England.
FR MURPHY AC 1OK road race and fun run takes place on Easter Sunday April 16th
ATHBOY AREA COMMUNITY GAMES aims to encourage, introduce, and develop active healthy lives in a safe environment through experiencing a wide range of sporting & cultural activities for children of Athboy parish; 6-16 years…any money raised goes back into the running of Athboy community games….contact
ROYAL 5KM & 10KM RUN/WALK in Kells Bank Holiday Monday May 1st see www.meathsports.ie for further details.
THANKS: The Irish Cancer Society would like to thank all those people in Athboy parish who helped and supported them on their Daffodil Day.
COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME: three positions available on C E Scheme, two outdoor maintenance people and one shop assistant. Applicants must be in receipt of Social Welfare benefit for more than one year. Phone 046 9430110 for details.
Today begins the celebration of the Great Week – Holy Week – which will reach its high point in the final three days. Today’s Mass is dominated by reading of the Passion – that is the Gospel narrative of the Lord’s capture, sufferings and death. The passion, death and resurrection of the Lord are a constant reminder that if we wish to share in the glory of the risen Saviour, we must work first to resemble him in humility, meekness and self-denial.
The Palms being used today are from trees in the Holy Land.