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St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Pilgrimage
Tuesday, July 11th 2017

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Knock Pilgrimage – 24 June 2017.

The local branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society made an inaugural pilgrimage from Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish to Knock.  Members of the Society were joined by parishioners, Spiritual Director, Fr. Ciarán, and parish Altar Servers.  St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is a Catholic lay organisation founded to help students who are on their journey to priesthood, assisting them through their prayer and financial support.

 

 

 

 

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Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish Congratulates Ephrem Feeley
Tuesday, June 6th 2017

Parish Organist, Ephrem Feeley’s composition ‘A Joy for all the World’ has been selected as the official hymn for World Meeting of Families 2018. The hymn found its inspiration in the document Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, written in 2016 by Pope Francis following the Synods on the Family held the preceding two years. A substantial portion of the document is a treatment of the famous Hymn to Love found in 1 Corinthians 13. and our composer felt that his piece should begin with this wonderful Pauline text. Congratulations to Ephrem on this marvelous honour! We pray God’s continued blessings on his music ministry.

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Friday, June 2nd 2017

ANNUAL CEMETERY DEVOTIONS

Killegland              Friday 2nd June 7pm

Donaghmore          Sunday 4th June after 10am Mass

Greenogue              Sunday 4th June 6pm

Ashbourne              Sunday 4th June 7pm

St. Declan’s            Sunday 4th June 8pm

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Fr. Derek Remembers Ashbourne-Donagmore in Lourdes
Friday, May 26th 2017

Fr. Derek recently visited France with a group on Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in Lourdes.  He lit a candle, for all the families in Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish and celebrated Mass at the grotto for their intentions.  During his pilgrimage he prayed at the grotto with Fr. Robert Mc Cabe, Navan who was attending the Annual Military Pilgrimage.

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First Holy Communion 2017
Friday, May 26th 2017

We congratulate the boys and girls of Gaelscoil na Cille and Gaelscoil na Mí who received their First Holy Communion last weekend and Educate Together N.S. and St. Declan’s N.S. who received their First Holy Communion this weekend.  We pray for them and their families: may this moment of special grace sustain them in faith, hope and love.  We thank the parents involved in our parish preparation programme: ‘Do This in Memory’, the Principal, teachers and staff of the school, and all who supported the children in their preparation for sacraments.

 

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Student’s Exam Prayer
Friday, May 26th 2017

Dear Lord,

as I take my exams,

I thank you that my value is not based on my performance,

but on your great love for me.

Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.

Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.  Read on »

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Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish Prayers for Manchester
Friday, May 26th 2017

Flags flying in the main square in Lourdes for the Annual Military Pilgrimage are tied with black ribbons in memory of the victims of this week’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

The Chief Rabbi of England,  Ephraim Mirvis composed the prayer below:

Heavenly Father, Master of the universe, Read on »

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First Holy Communion 2017
Friday, May 12th 2017

We congratulate the boys and girls of St. Mary’s Primary School who received their First Holy Communion this week.  We pray for them and their families: may this moment of special grace sustain them in faith, hope and love.  We thank the parents involved in our parish preparation programme: ‘Do This in Memory’, the Principal, teachers and staff of the school, and all who supported the children in their preparation for sacraments.

Next week: Gaelscoil na Mí 10am and Gaelscoil na Cille 12noon.

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St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Friday, May 12th 2017

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish formally inaugurated a local branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society at the 11am Mass, Sunday 7th May 2017.  St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is a Catholic lay organisation that are founded to help students who are on their journey to priesthood.  The Society supports vocations to the priesthood and religious life through assisting students through their prayer and financial support. The local branch meets on the last Saturday of each month in the Parish Office at 11am with the exception of the May meeting which takes place Friday 26th May at 11am.  All welcome.

Pictured at the parish shrine to St. Joseph are members of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society along with Fr. Seamus McEntee, National Chaplain to St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society.

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Altar Servers’ Tour 2017
Saturday, May 6th 2017

Some of our Altar Servers attended the Altar Servers’ Tour this week as a token of appreciation for their commitment to our Parish all year round.  Thank you to our Altar Servers’ Team who care for, and support our servers with great pastoral care and encouragement throughout the year.  Our thanks to those who coordinated the tour and the volunteers who assisted on the day with the outing.

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