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Sunday Bulletin 21st May 2017

MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:                                                             

Sat Vigil: Christy & Teresa Murray                                 

Sun 9am: Dec’d Mooney Family Members                                                        

Sun 11.30am: Patrick & Rose Holland, Annie Keane                                                      

Sat 10am: Phyllis & Ollie Bird                  

Sat Vigil: Christopher Mahon, Dympna, Patrick & Tommy Mahon, Ebbie Ennis.                       

Sun 9am: Joe & Mary Murtagh, Paul Smith.                                                                

Sun 11.30am: John Thornton, Kevin, Thomas & Elizabeth Reynolds.

WEEKDAY MASS Fri at 9.30am, Sat 10am.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (May 27th) Stephanie Martin 11.30am (May 28th) Julie A. Corrigan

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (May 27th) Deirdre Mc Anarney, Madeline Bracken 11.30am: (May 28th) Frances Walsh, Kathleen Nee, Rose Leavy, Paul Farrell & Don O’Doherty

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

COLLECTIONS: Athboy €745, Rathmore €200, Rathcairn €165. Thank you.

FEASTDAYS in the week ahead:     Mon May 22nd – St Rita of Cascia                

Wed 24th May – Mary, Help of Christians, Day of Prayer for the Church in China.

Thurs May 25th – Venerable Bede. St Gregory VII, St Mary Magdalene de Pazzi.

Fri May 26th – St Philip Neri                                  

Sat May 27th – St Augustine of Canterbury

BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place today Sunday May 21st at 3pm in the Darnley Lodge Hotel. All welcome.                                                                                                                             

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.                                                                   

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.                                                                       

DUMPING IN THE GRAVEYARD: You are requested to bring home any rubbish with you from the graveyard.                                                                                                                

PRIESTS’ RETREAT:   The Diocesan retreat for priests of the Diocese of Meath takes place next week. Please remember them in your prayers.                                                                                                                                       

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 9432309.                                                               

“COME HOLY SPIRIT” Retreat day for young adults (18-40) Sat 17th June 9.30am – 5pm Dalgan Park, Navan. Eucharistic Adoration. Prayer of the Church. Discernment Talks. Confession. Testimonies. Mass. Bookings: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                                                     

ST. OLIVER’S PILGRIM WALK is organised by the Knights of St. Columbanus and involves a pilgrim walk around Drogheda’s seven beautiful churches (3.2km). It takes place on Friday 26th May and Saturday 27th May starting at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and finishing at St. Peter’s Church where the Shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett and his holy relics are located. Pilgrims can complete the walk on either day between 10.30am and 4.30pm or it can be completed over the two days.                                                                     

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

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

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 COMMUNITY GAMES takes place in Fr Murphy’s AC on Tuesday 23rd May, with registration at 6.30pm. Children between the ages of 6 and 16 years and from Athboy, Rathmore, and Rathcairn are eligible to compete. Contact 087 6255403 for more details.                                                                                           

ATHBOY RFC GOLF CLASSIC Sat July 1st in the Knightsbrook Golf Resort, Trim. 4 Ball Scramble €200. Time Sheets in the Sadler’s Well.                                                                              

MEATH LATERLIFE NETWORK host a free information event for over 55’s on Wed May 24th at 10am in the Summerhill Community Centre, Summerhill.  

                                                                                                                                                                                PRAYER BEFORE EXAMS

Dear Lord, Sometimes I feel a little strange praying to you because of an exam. It doesn’t really seem all that significant when you consider the “big picture.” But right now, the test looms so large that it is all I see before me. I pray to you for three things: - the strength to handle the pressure that I feel, - the confidence to feel secure in my knowledge and preparation, - and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective on it all. Help me to keep in mind what is really important, even as I focus all of my time and energy on this test in the immediate future. Amen.                                                                                                     


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