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Feast of the Holy Family Baptism
Friday, January 5th 2018

Congratulations to the Boylan Family whose children were baptised recently in Ashbourne Church on the Feast of the Holy Family.  We wish them every blessing as they begin their lives as members of the Christian family.  May our prayerful support and witness strengthen and encourage them as they live out their faith in Jesus Christ.

Official Prayer for the World Meeting of Families 2018

God, our Father,

we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

especially those for whom we now pray:


[we pause and remember family members and others by name].


Increase our faith,

Strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.




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