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Heath Emergency Update:
Saturday, March 28th 2020

Ashbourne and Donaghmore Churches will remain closed until the recent restrictions for the current Health Emergency is lifted by the Government/HSE. [Notice Printed: 28th March 2020]

Mass on Sunday 29th March at 11am in Ashbourne Church will be celebrated behind closed doors and will be available via the webcam. In this Mass the intentions of this week will be remembered: Tom Van Der Pluijm, Gerry Snowe (Months Mind), Michael & Philomena Allen, Gerry Ryan, Tony & Brian O’Connor, Olive O’Neill, Margaret Murphy, Paul Geoffrey Smith and the Intentions listed for the Bethany Memorial Mass will also be placed on the Altar. May they all rest in the peace of the Risen Christ. Amen.


Thursday, March 26th 2020

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Liturgy of the Word including Readings for the day and Prayers of the Faithful will be lead in Ashbourne Church Monday to Saturday at 10am behind locked doors also available on our Parish Webcam. This time of prayer will end with a Eucharistic Blessing for all of us who cannot receive Holy Communion at this time.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11am in Ashbourne Church. This will take place behind closed doors but will be available via Webcam. The weekends Mass Intentions will be remembered at this Mass but families are also free to contact the Parish Office in order to re-schedule these Masses when the present health emergency is over.

Prayer for our protection

The Irish Bishops have asked us to say this prayer daily

We ask for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus.  Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady to intercede for us, we invite everyone to pray these prayers:

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.


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


Thursday, March 12th 2020


Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Happy New Year!!! 🙂
Feast: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Mass: 10am in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne. 😇😇😇


Christmas Schedule 2019
Friday, December 20th 2019


Carol Service 2019
Wednesday, December 4th 2019


Christmas Care Appeal 2019
Wednesday, December 4th 2019


Advent & Christmas Schedule 2019
Saturday, November 30th 2019


Week of Witness
Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Week of Witness

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) are having a ‘Week of Witness‘ from 25th November to 1st December 2019 all across Ireland. This is an invitation for us to remember and prayerfully support Christians who are persecuted around the world.

During this time Ashbourne Church will light up the building in Red to bring awareness to this intention and honour all those who have suffered and died because of their faith.


Annual Service of Remembrance 2019
Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Thank you to the Bethany Bereavement Support Group who organised the service and created the display. We thank them for their continuous support towards those who are bereaved.

Remembrance Service 2019




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