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Sunday Bulletin 29th Oct 2017

MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:                                                             

Sat Vigil: Lillie Kelly                                                                  

Sun 9am: Sean Murray & Dec’d Family            

Sun 11.30am: Kathleen Toner                       

Mon 10am: Frank O’Sullivan                         

Wed 7.30pm: John & Vera Daly                         

Thurs 8am/9.30am/7.30pm: List of the Dead                                                           

Fri 8am: List of the Dead                                         

Fri 7.30pm: List of the Dead                                      

Sat Vigil: Dan & Mary Prendergast                                                                                                  

Sun 11.30am: Kathleen Fitzsimons

WEEKDAY MASSES:                                          

Mass on Mon at 10am (Bank Holiday),            

Tues at 7.30pm.  (Vigil)                                       

Wed at 11.30am & 7.30pm (Holy Day)            

Thurs 8am, 9.30am & 7.30pm. (All Souls)         

Fri 8am & 7.30pm (First Friday)                         

Sat at 10am.      

MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Nov 4th) Anne Leavy 11.30am (Nov 5th) L/E Bird

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Nov 4th) Marie Leavy, Jacqueline Barrett, Noreen Whelehan & Donal Mc Loughlin.11.30am: (Nov 5th) Betty Beirne, Judy O’Doherty, Kathleen Cumiskey & Frances Ennis.

COLLECTIONS:Athboy €1180, Rathmore €145, Rathcairn €175. Thank you.

ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT: on Wednesday after evening Mass and continuing through the night until 9am on Thursday and all day Friday commencing after morning Mass until late.

FEASTDAYS in the week ahead:     Mon Oct 30th – Bl Terrence O’Brien & Peter O’Higgins OP, martyrs.                                           

Tues Oct 31st – Bl Dominic Collins SJ, martyr                                

Wed Nov 1st – All Saints                                       

Thurs Nov 2nd – All Souls                                         

Fri Nov 3rd – St Malachy, St Martin De Porres                                                  

Sat Nov 4th – St Charles Borromeo

REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Marcus Kerrigan, Bohermeen and Eileen Mellett whose funeral Mass takes place on Sunday in Rathcairn at 2pm. May they rest in peace.                                                         

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1st – Feast of All Saints:  Vigil Mass on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am and 7.30pm. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.                                                                                                                                           

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2nd - Feast of All Souls: Masses for those on the new parish List of the Dead at 8am, 9.30am & 7.30pm.                                                                                   

FIRST FRIDAY - Friday November 3rd – Masses at 8am and 7.30pm for those on the List of the Dead.                                                                                                                    

COMMUNION CALLS to the housebound and sick at the usual times on Friday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

LIST OF THE DEAD ENVELOPES are available at the back of all the Churches and have been distributed with the boxes of envelopes and should be returned to the Parochial House as soon as possible. The Masses on the Feast of All Souls, November 2nd and on the First Fridays throughout the year are offered for those on the parish List of the Dead.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

ALL NIGHT EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR THE HOLY SOULS – starting on Wednesday Nov 1st after evening Mass until Thursday 2nd Nov at 9am before Mass at 9.30am. There is a book at the back of the Church where you can sign for an hour that suits you. It is good to remember and pray for the Holy Souls.

HALLOWEEN BINGO in aid of Church funds takes place today Sunday October 29th 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 November 6th 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.                                                                      

OUR ANNUAL PARISH BEREAVEMENT CEREMONY takes place on Sunday Nov 19th at 7.30pm.                                                                                                                

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS:  We ask able-bodied people to park in the car park and leave parking in the Church grounds for those who are elderly and infirm.                                                                

CONFIRMATION takes place on Friday 23rd February 2018 at 3pm.                                                            

PADRE PIO MASS takes place on Wed 1st November at 8pm in St. Mary’s, Navan. Blessing with St. Pio’s glove after Mass. Everyone welcome.                                                                                                                                                               

ATHBOY COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR are performing in a concert along with other guests on Friday 10th Nov at 8pm in the Protestant Church, Athboy. Tickets from Anne Leavy.                                                                                                              

HALLOWEEN FREE FAMILY FUN DAY   on Tues 31st Oct in the Fair Green, Athboy from 2pm with workshops, traditional Halloween games and a bronze casting exhibition from UCD School of Archaeology. From 6pm there will be a face painting, Halloween pageant, trick or treat training and other dastardly do’s.                                  

 DASTARDLY DUCK RACE in aid of Athboy HUB and Meath River Rescue on Mon 30th Oct at 2pm followed by children’s’ Halloween Fancy Dress disco in St. James’ Hall.                                                                                                                                           

ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP:  Club meeting on Wed Nov 1st 2.45pm – 5pm. Kurling and Boccia on Thurs 2nd Nov 2.30pm – 5pm in St. James’ Hall. New members welcome. 

FASHION SHOW on Friday 3rd Nov at 7.30pm at McElhinney’s for Men. Donations on the night in aid of Church of Ireland Fund.                                                                                             

ATHBOY WRITER’S GROUP would like to invite everyone to the launch of their first collection of poetry and short stories on Fri Nov 3rd in the Darnley Lodge Hotel at 8pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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INDULGENCES FOR ALL SOULS:  1) From 12 o’clock on Nov 1 until midnight on Nov 2, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following Nov 1. Holy Communion may be received on any day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th. 2) The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from Nov 1 to Nov 8. The conditions above apply also for this.





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