MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:
Sat Vigil: Paddy Reilly & Tommy Heary.
Sun 11.30am: Anna Mai Buckley, Patrick & Mary O’Connor & Dec’d Scanlon Family.
Fri 9.30am: Billy Mc Cole
Sat Vigil: Michael & Rene Healy.
Sun 9am: Maureen & Richard Smith
Sun 11.30am: John McCormack, James Beirne.
WEEKDAY MASS Thurs at 7.30pm, Fri at 9.30am, Sat 10am.
MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 29th) Louise Keegan 11.30am (Apr 30th) Lesley Murtagh.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Apr 29th) Mary Holland, Elizabeth Gough, Paul Doherty & Clive Doherty. 11.30am: (Apr 30th) Catherine Mc Elhinney, Betty Masterson, Tony Barry & Tom Sheridan.
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Friday after morning Mass and continuing throughout the day.
COLLECTIONS: Athboy €1300, Rathmore €230, Rathcairn €290. Thank you for your generous support.
FEASTDAYS in the week ahead: Mon April 24th – St Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Tues April 25th – St Mark, Evangelist
Thurs April 27th – St Asicus
Fri April 28th – St Peter Chanel, St Louis Grignion de Montfort
REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Mary Brown, Kells (Noel’s mother), and Frankie Keegan, Trim (Kitty Beirne’s brother).
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.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK on Sunday 30th April 2017 with full programme of events commencing at 11am with Mass at 3pm. Buses travelling from Trim and Navan. Contact Tom 086 8729218 for more details.
THE ALTAR SOCIETY would like to thank everybody who contributed towards the flowers for the church at Easter. Also thank you to all those who contribute throughout the year through the donation box at the back of the Church.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION takes place next 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.
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 AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP launching on Saturday 29th April at 10am in the Kitchen of St James’ Hall, Athboy. All welcome.
GOLF CLASSIC in aid of Athboy Community School on Monday May 1st the Royal Tara Golf Club. Four Ball Scramble. Teams of 4 €160. Students €25 per player. Time Sheet in Flood’s Bar. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
THE AGM OF MEATH FEDERATION ICA will take place in the Darnley Lodge Hotel on Monday 24th April at 8pm.