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RCIA – First Scrutiny
Sunday, March 24th 2019

This weekend the parish celebrated the First Scrutiny of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) with the ‘Elect’ who are continuing their preparation to be received into the Church on Holy Saturday through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.  They are pictured with their Godparents, Sponsors and Fr. Derek.

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In Grateful Appreciation!
Sunday, March 24th 2019

This weekend the parish paid tribute to a long-serving member of our parish.  Martin Moore takes a step back from parish life as a Minister of Holy Communion, Collector, Counter and Sacristan for many years.  We are indebted to him for his selfless dedication, deep faith, and steadfast commitment to his parish during those years.  His commitment to parish life is an inspiration and we pray the Lord will reward him for his service and loyalty to the Gospel.

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St. Patrick’s Day Mass Schedule
Friday, March 15th 2019

Saturday

6pm Vigil Mass

Sunday     

Ashbourne – 9am, 11am, 12.30pm

Donaghmore – 10am

Monday 

No 7.30am Mass

10am Mass

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RCIA – Rite of Election
Monday, March 11th 2019

This weekend, the First Sunday of Lent, our Catechumens and their Godparents joined Bishop Tom in Mullingar as they celebrate The Rite of Election where their names are enrolled in the ‘Book of the Elect’.  They will celebrate the remaining ‘scrutinies’ associated with the RCIA at Sunday Masses during Lent.  We would like to express our thanks to our catechists who support, instruct and encourage them during their time of prayer, preparation and reflection.  We invite parishioners to support our Catechumens (now known as ‘The Elect’) preparing to be received into the Church on Holy Saturday night through the Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

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Altar Servers’ Awards
Monday, March 11th 2019

Congratulations to the boys and girls whose commitment to the celebration of Sunday Eucharist was acknowledged at Masses last weekend.  Servers were awarded the St. Patrick, St. Michael and St. Stephen medals according to their length of service, dedication and prayerfulness at Mass.   Pictured below are some of the servers with Fr. Derek and Fr. Ciarán.

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Altar Servers Awards 2019
Friday, March 8th 2019

Congratulations to all the servers of our parish who received awards this weekend in recognition of their length of service, commitment, reverence, prayerfulness and good example.

St. Patrick’s Medal: Mia Bruun, Philip Carragher, Zak Dennehy, Grace Heneghan, Aidan Keogh, Jakub Markievicz, Eleanor McGeever, Aimee Molloy, Kate Moss, Katie O’ Connell, Dara O’ Sullivan, Abigail Puthuppillil, Nathan Roach, Eleanor, Whelan, Emma Wilkie, Ross Wilson.

St. Michael’s Medal: Thomas Elmes, Jeules Elliott, Lukas Felten, Jamie Fennelly, David Kinahan, Conor Lawless, Kate Lawless, David Mc Carthy, Róisín Ní Thuathail, Amy Richardson, Keeva Thomas.

St. Stephen’s Medal: Jake Dennehy, Hannah Lynam, Isabelle O’ Brien, Niall O’ Sullivan, Joedev Puchon.

Our thanks to our Altar Server’s Team who care for and support our servers with great pastoral care and encouragement throughout the year.  We also take this opportunity to welcome the new members who joined the Altar Server’s Team in recent weeks.  Thank you to our Safeguarding Team who support the ministry of Altar Servers in our Parish.

 

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Candlelight Concert
Friday, March 8th 2019

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Parish Lenten Schedule
Wednesday, March 6th 2019

 

MORNING PRAYER

Join us for Morning prayer every morning (Mon-Sat) at 9.40am.

 

DAILY LENTEN MASSES

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne

7.30am & 10am (Mon-Sat)

 

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Praying the Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during the season of Lent in Ashbourne Church, 7-8pm.  All welcome.

 

CONFESSIONS

Saturday  10.30am

 

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Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, March 6th 2019

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Praying the Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during the season of Lent in Ashbourne Church, 7-8pm.  All welcome.

Pope Francis offers 8 reasons why we should pray the Stations of the Cross:

  1. They Allow Us to Place Our Trust in Him
  2. They Put Us into the Story
  3. They Remind Us That Jesus Suffers with Us
  4. They Compel Us to Action
  5. They Helps Us Make a Decision for or Against Christ
  6. They Reveal God’s Response to Evil in the World
  7. They Give Us the Certainty of God’s Love for Us
  8. They Guide Us from the Cross to the Resurrection

 

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First Confession 2019
Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Congratulations to all the boys and girls from St. Mary’s, St. Declan’s, and Gaelscoil na Cille Primary Schools who received their First Confession this week.  Thank you to their teachers and all who helped prepare them for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

(Inspiration for the ‘I’m sorry tree’ comes from the Gospel story of Zacchaeus)

 

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