MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
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
Mon 11am: Jack & Moira Miggin
Tues 7.30pm: Annie Doherty.
Wed 9.30am: Billy Mc Cole.
Thurs 7.30pm: Karl & Jordan Lindsay
Fri 9.30am: Andy Byrne
Sat 10am: Sr Francis Looby
Sat Vigil: Paddy Reilly & Tommy Heary.
Sun 11.30am: Anna Mai Buckley, Patrick & Mary O’Connor & Dec’d Scanlon Family.
WEEKDAY MASSES: Mon 11am, Tues & Thurs 7.30pm, Wed & Fri 9.30am, Sat 10am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 22nd) Hugh Gibney 11.30am (Apr 23rd) Una Mc Cann
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 22nd) Deirdre Mc Anarney, Madeline Bracken. 11.30am: (Apr 23rd) Frances Walsh, Kathleen Nee, Rose Leavy, Paul Farrell & Don O’Doherty.
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €725, Rathmore €195, Rathcairn €185. Thank you for your generous support.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Tues April 18th – St Laserian
Thurs April 20th – Bl Maurice McKenraghty, Martyr
Fri April 21st – St Anselm
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Ivy Cullen, Canada. (Andy Cullen’s wife).
THANKS to all who participated in the Easter ceremonies.
EASTER OFFERINGS: Today Sunday April 16th – Easter Sunday is an Offering Day for the support of the priests of our parish.
TROCAIRE BOXES: People are asked to return their Trocaire boxes as soon as possible.
INSURANCE: The insurance for the Churches in the parish is due this week and the premium this year is €10,695.
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.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION takes place on Sunday April 30th in Rathcairn at 10.15am, on Saturday May 6th in Athboy at 10am and on Sunday May 7th in Rathmore at 9am.
CEMETERY DEVOTIONS take place in Rathmore on Sunday June 18th at 3pm, in Athboy on Sunday 25th June at 3pm and Old St. James’ at 2pm. Devotions in the Hill of Ward cemetery takes place on Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm and in the Abbey in Rathmore on Thursday August 10th at 7.30pm.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: The members of our Safeguarding Children team together with the priests of our parish help create a positive experience and safe environment for our children taking part in parish activities. Our safeguarding policy is available from the Parochial House, from the sacristies and on a link on our parish website www.athboyparish.ie. As part of the process of implementing this policy, we have in place forms, which the parents sign before children participate in activities, adequate supervision, and good recruitment practices. The parish safeguarding committee together with the priests of the parish have received training and ongoing support in this work. We would like to acknowledge the children and young people who participate in our parish activities; we appreciate their good work and hope they will continue to be part of the life of our parish. Thanks also to the volunteers and to the parents who work together to ensure that children have a positive experience in our parish.
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.
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.
MEATH LATERLIFE NETWORK are hosting free Information Events for over 55s with experts on various topics such as health at home, security at home in the Headford Arms Hotel, Kells on Tuesday 25th April at 10am. All welcome.
ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP: Club meeting on Wed 19th April 2.30pm-4pm. Please note earlier start and finish time. Kurling on Thurs 20th April 2.30pm- 4.30pm in St. James’ Hall.