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Annual Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving
Monday, October 30th 2017

Our parish’s Annual Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving took place this weekend.  We remember with grateful hearts the labours of those who earn their living from the land, the bountiful harvest, and the blessing of food we share each day.  May we always be grateful for the blessings we receive, remembering those who are hungry and in need.

Our thanks to all who contributed to this years harvest display: Deirdre Kennedy, K&K Produce; David & Gráinne Farrell; Daragh Donnelly; Anthony Battersby; Peter Keogh & Sons, Simon & John Gormley, and Reika O’ Sullivan.  All produce kindly donated will be distributed by St. Vincent De Paul to needy families in our Parish.  Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish encourages our parishioners to support local businesses by shopping local.

 

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New Baptistry for Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish
Monday, July 17th 2017

A new Baptism Font and Ambry were installed recently in our church in Ashbourne.  The font, was specially commissioned from China with Paul Rennicks Memorials and the flooring was installed by Natural Stone Carpets, Ireland.

“Baptism is the sacrament by which men and women are incorporated into the Church, built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit, into a holy nation and a royal priesthood.” General Introduction to Rite of Baptism

 

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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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Bulletin 12th June 2016
Thursday, June 9th 2016

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Bulletin 5th June 2016
Friday, June 3rd 2016

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Bulletin 8th November 2015
Friday, November 6th 2015

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Two New Saints for Kerala Community
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

Indian Saints

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish extends it’s congratulations to the Kerala Community living in Ashbourne as Pope Francis canonised  Reformist Catholic priest, Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and reclusive nun, Sister Euphrasia from Kerala on Sunday last during Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

Pope Francis praised their ‘creative’ commitment to helping the poor.  “They responded with extraordinary creativity to the commandment of love of God and neighbour,” he said.  With Chavara and Euphrasia’s canonisation,  the centuries-old Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala has three Saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa raised to the revered rank in 2008.

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Bulletin 30th March 2014
Saturday, March 29th 2014

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April Prayer
Saturday, March 29th 2014

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish

April Prayer

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Lord Jesus, this month we celebrate Your passion death and resurrection.  Like the crowds welcoming You to Jerusalem we can, at times, fail to appreciate the meaning of the events which accomplished our liberation from sin and our rebirth into the life of grace, and so we ask You to teach us, Lord.

Jesus, as Your human life draws to its close and You endure in Gethsemane the great struggle to accept crucifixion as Your Father’s will, we resolve to spend an hour with You, our Passover Lamb, to comfort You in Your desolation.  Help us to accept Your will for us even in suffering—mental, physical or spiritual.  Lord fill with hope all those tested by pain and sickness.

 Jesus, Universal King, You accepted the torture of being tried, stripped, scourged , mocked and crowned with thorns.  Our sins were heaped upon You, innocent lamb, before Your slaughter on Calvary.  There You poured out Your blood as grace and mercy for us.  At the eleventh hour You reassured the good thief that he too with all his sins forgiven would accompany You to Heaven that very day.

Jesus, as we venerate Your cross and renew our Baptismal Vows give us the grace of true conversion even though it be our eleventh hour.  Jesus, whose greatest attribute is mercy, call us and all sinners to meet You in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Easter.  Grant us Your forgiveness, and the peace of knowing we are re-united to You.  May we love You and our neighbour with all our heart.  May those baptised this Easter keep their baptismal innocence until they meet you face to face. 

Risen Lord ,You sent Mary Magdalene, reformed sinner, to announce Your  resurrection to the apostles; grant that through her intercession Your priests may be faithful in following You and caring for Your people.

 Lord, as Spring unfolds we pray with Pope Francis that governments foster protection for creation—men, women, plants and animals, earth and ocean: and may they ensure just distribution of all natural resources.

 Sts. Mark, the evangelist and Catherine of Sienna pray for us that we may live in the joy of Easter and witness to the love and mercy of Jesus for us and all creation. Amen  

 

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Ashbourne Hall Progresses
Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Parish Hall Progress Week 1Update!

The Parish Hall got off to a great start this week (see photos).  Many thanks to you all who organised and coordinated last weeks Cake Sale in support of the Parish Hall development and the many who baked for the occasion.  A sincere word of gratitude to all who generously supported the Cake Sale.  A total of €1,328 was raised towards the project.   Thank you to the “6th Meath Ashbourne Scouts” and their scout leaders who assisted on the day.   

Check out further updates on Facebook – Ashbourne Hall Read on »

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