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Sunday Bulletin May 14th 2017

MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:                                                             

Sat Vigil: Phyllis & Ollie Bird                                 

Sun 9am: Peter & Phyllis Farrelly                                                       

Sun 11.30am: Michael Glennon                   

Mon 8am: Sean & Michael Dunne               

Thurs 7.30pm: Dec’d Members of Growney & Smith families                                

Sat Vigil: Christy & Teresa Murray                               

Sun 9am: Dec’d Mooney Family Members                                                        

Sun 11.30am: Patrick & Rose Holland, Annie Keane

WEEKDAY MASS Mon at 8am, Tues & Thurs at 7.30pm, Wed & Fri at 9.30am, Sat 10am.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (May 20th) Anne Leavy 11.30am (May 21st) L/E Bird

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (May 20th) Jacinta Farrell, Mary Kearney, Siobhan Kelly.11.30am: (May 21st) Rita Ennis, Mary Finnegan, Jackie Leavy, Robert Gath & Anne Leavy.

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

COLLECTIONS: Athboy €825, Rathmore €230, Rathcairn €205. Thank you.

FEASTDAYS in the week ahead:     Mon May 15th – St Isidore, St Carthage

Tues May 16th – St Brendan                                 

Thurs May 18th – St John I                                

Sat May 20th – St Bernardine of Siena

VOCATIONS COLLECTION:  The Offertory Collection at all Masses this weekend will be for the education of priests to the Diocese of Meath.                                                   

BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place on Monday June 12th 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 May 21st at 3pm in the Darnley Lodge Hotel. All welcome.                                                                                                                              

MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO Lourdes:  There are three places allocated to the parish of Athboy for hospital pilgrims on the Meath pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12th to 17th Sept 2017. For more information contact Phyllis on 046 943230.9                                                             

SATURDAY MAY 13TH - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima- 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The apparitions to three children took place in the summer of 1917, beginning on 13 May when the “Lady” asked them to pray for sinners and an end to World War. In the final apparition on 13 October, the “Lady” identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion. Pope Francis is visiting the shrine in Portugal this weekend where he is canonising two of the children who saw the apparitions.                                                                                                                                     

IONA INSTITUTE TALK “Sweden; life in the “secular paradise” on Thursday May 18th at 8pm in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2. with Pastor Mattias Nordstrom and Ruth Nordstrom who talk about what it is like to live in a country that has become so secular and in which religion has been pushed to the margins of life.  Admission Free.                                                                                                                 

ALL IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE Sat July 1st @ 2pm Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. 

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK takes place on Sunday 13th August.                    

BUS TO KNOCK AUG 21st for the Feast of Our Lady of Knock leaving Church Car Park at 8.45am. To book phone May 087 6189148.                                                                                           

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.                                                                          

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.                                                  

BLUE JEAN COUNTRY QUEEN FESTIVAL: Would you like to host a Blue Jean Country Queen this June Bank Holiday weekend? Meath Macra na Feirme are seeking potential host families for this year’s 30th Anniversary Festival. In return for a unique and rewarding experience as part of one of the biggest events in the local calendar, host families receive a weekend pack featuring complementary tickets to events over the weekend. For more information contact Aoife on 087 9772388.                                                              

YOU SHOULD REALLY SEE A DOCTOR, RTE’s medical advice show is coming to Athboy on Sat June 4th during the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival. If you would like to participate in the programme please call 01 7088195, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

THE PETTY SESSIONS RETURN! On Sunday May 21st at 5pm in the Macra Hall Athboy 100, once again host the Petty Sessions. Come along for a humorous view of how local life was played out in the Irish Petty Session Courts where small cases, criminal and civil were handled.                                                                                                                

ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT CLUB:  Meeting on Wednesday 17th May 2.45pm-5pm. Kurling on Thursday May 18th 2.30pm-4.30pm in St. James’ Hall.                                                       

 FREE CLASSES IN DIGITAL SKILLS for older people hosted by Third Age. For more information, please phone 046 9557766 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CATHOLIC DOCTORS CONFERENCE:  a one-day conference on “Ethical Issues in Contemporary Medical Practice 2017” at the Emmaus Centre, Swords on Sat May 20th. Of interest to doctors, nurses, and social care professionals. Further information and booking at www.icdln.ie.                                                                                                        

Hail, Mother of the Lord, Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary of Fatima! Blessed among all women, you are the image of the church dressed in the Easter light, you are the honour of our people, you are the triumph over the mark of evil. Prophecy of the Father’s merciful love, teacher of the son’s Good News, sign of the Holy Spirit’s burning fire, teach us, in this valley of joys and sorrows, the eternal truths that the Father revealed to the little ones. Show us the strength of your protective mantle. In your immaculate heart, be the refuge of sinners and the path that leads to God. United with my brothers and sisters in faith, hope and love, I give myself to you. United with my brothers and sisters, I consecrate myself to God, O Virgin of the Rosary of Fatima. And finally, wrapped in the light that comes from your hands, I will give glory to the Lord for ever and ever. Amen.                                              Excerpt from Pope Francis’ Prayer at Fatima 12th May 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             




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