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Sunday Bulletin 12th November 2017

MASS INTENTIONS for the week ahead:                                                             

Sat Vigil: Anne Brogan, Jack & Nancy Holland, Frank & Kitty Ennis.                              

Sun 9am: Joe & Teresa Callaghan                                    

Sun 11.30am: Paddy & Mary & Lil Connell, Bridget Bracken.                                                              

Thurs 7.30pm: Deirdre & Leo O’Driscoll.             

Fri 9.30am: Daniel Kavanagh                                                

Sat 10am: Angie & Eileen Guinan & Dec’d Family                                                                          

Sat Vigil: Francis, P.J. & Val Connell, Dec’d O’Neill Family Members.                                       

Sun 9am: Thomas Finn                                         

Sun 11.30am: Rosaleen O’Callaghan & Dec’d Family, Mary Morgan.

WEEKDAY MASSES:  Mass on Mon at 8am, Tues & Thurs at 7.30pm, Wed & Fri at 9.30am, Sat at 10am.                                    

MINISTERS OF THE WORD for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Nov 18th) Frank Holland 11.30am (Nov 19) Ann Hoey

MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST for next weekends’ Masses are: Vigil (Nov 18th) Deirdre Mc Anarney, Madeline Bracken.11.30am: (Nov 19th) Frances Walsh, Kathleen Nee, Rose Leavy, Paul Farrell & Don O’Doherty.

COLLECTIONS:Athboy €1195 (includes Holyday), Rathmore €150, Rathcairn €130. Thank you.

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

FEASTDAYS in the week ahead:     Mon Nov 13th – St Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants.                                           

Tues Nov 14th – St Laurence O’Toole              

Wed Nov 15th – St Albert the Great                                  

Thurs 16th – St Margaret of Scotland, St Gertrude                                                                    

Fri Nov 17th – St Elizabeth of Hungary.                                                   

REST IN PEACE: Your prayers are requested for Phil Browne, Ballyboy and Paddy Rourke, Lisclogher & England.

November is the month that is especially dedicated to remembering and praying for our loved ones who have departed this life and have gone before us into Eternal Life. There are the visits to the cemetery and to the church, the Indulgences for the Faithful Departed, the compiling of the List of the Dead, the Feast of all Saints and All Souls.

CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT CEREMONY takes place at all Masses in the parish this weekend. We welcome the children who are preparing for their Confirmation together with their families. It marks the beginning of the Confirmation preparation programme in our parish. Candidates are invited to participate in the Offertory procession and offer the Prayers of the Faithful at Masses until Christmas. Confirmation will be celebrated in Athboy on Friday Feb 23rd at 3pm.                                                                                                                                      

LIST OF THE DEAD ENVELOPES are available at the back of all the Churches and should be returned to the Parochial House as soon as possible. The Masses on the First Fridays throughout the year are offered for those on the parish List of the Dead.                                                                                                

OUR ANNUAL PARISH REMEMBRANCE AND BEREAVEMENT CEREMONY takes place on Sunday Nov 19th at 7.30pm. The ceremony will be led by Athboy Bethany Bereavement Support Group, Athboy Church Choir and Athboy Folk Group and will consist of scripture readings, prayers and hymns and you will be invited to light candles for your loved ones who have died. A prayerful and meaningful ceremony, which it is hoped, will help us all on the journey of grief following the loss of a loved one. All are welcome.                                                                                                                               

ADVENT YOUNG ADULT RETREAT:  Sat Dec 2nd 9.30am – 5pm Dalgan Park, Navan. Cost: Donation. Bookings to Fr Joe – 086 6036506, John 087 2478519. Explore how God is calling you…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

BAPTISMAL MEETING: The next baptismal meeting for parents who wish to have their babies’ baptised takes place on Monday December 4th 2017 at 8pm in the Parochial House. Please enrol in advance to the Parochial House.                                                             

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. ATHBOY AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP:  Official Opening, Sunday 12th November - 12.30pm - 2.30pm Room 12, Athboy Convent Community Centre. All welcome.

“MATURE MOVERS” Activity Programme will be recommencing on Wed 15th Nov at 11am in St. James’ Hall, Main St., Athboy and will run for 6 weeks.                                     

ATHBOY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE COMMITTEE will hold a “Pop-Up Market & Car Boot Sale on Sat Nov 18th from 10am to 3pm in the Athboy Convent Community Centre. Book your spot for €15 by contacting Fiona at 087 7760851. This is both an indoor and outdoor event.                                                                                                      

ATHBOY ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP: Club meeting will take place on Wed 15th Nov 2.45pm-5pm. Kurling and Boccia on Thurs 16th Nov 2.30pm-5pm in St James’ Hall.  INVITATION TO ALL COMMUNITY & SPORTING ORGANISATIONS:  We are currently upgrading our parish website. There will be a community page on the website listing the various community and sporting organisations in the parish. If you would like your group to be listed on the page please email the parish office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the name of your group, contact details and website and Facebook address where applicable before Thursday Nov 16th.                                                                                                                  

LEARNING OUR PRAYERS - PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION                                         


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


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