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Bulletin 17th September 2017
Friday, September 15th 2017

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Evening of Prayer for Families (WMOF 2018)
Monday, September 11th 2017

AN EVENING OF PRAYER FOR FAMILIES IN OUR PARISH

Following the recent visit of the relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta, the Missionaries of Charity Community in South Circular Rd., Dublin will lead our parish community in an hour of prayer for families in keeping with the spirituality of Mother Teresa on Wednesday 13th September (The fifth apparition of our Lady of Fatima) at 8pm.  All welcome!

 

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Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish Begins Preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018
Sunday, September 10th 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish formally began its preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018 this weekend with an International Family Mass, followed by a Family Day in the Parish Hall and adjoining grounds.  Led by the parish Folk Group, Mass began with ‘We are the Family of God’.  In his homily, Fr. Ciarán encouraged families to unite in prayer using Pope Francis’ 5-finger prayer.   The Prayers of the Faithful were read in some of the languages of the many families living in our parish: English, Irish, Malayalam, Russian, German, Mandarin and Spanish.  The community joined with Baby Cooper and Baby Sadie’s families as they were baptised into the family of God in the sacrament of baptism, and the Kingston family presented an image of the Holy Family, along with the World Meeting of Families 2018 logo.  After Mass celebrations continued in the Parish Hall where families joined together for refreshments, food, music, dance, face painting, along with the many groups who showcased their activities as users of the Parish Hall.   Donations from a raffle on the day will assist in enabling a family from overseas to attend and participate in the World Meeting of Families.

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Bulletin 10th September 2017
Friday, September 8th 2017

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PARISH FAMILY DAY
Tuesday, September 5th 2017

 

In preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018, our parish will embark on a programme of specific family-orientated liturgical celebrations, prayer activities, music, speakers, activities, and projects which enhance and celebrate family life.

Join us this Sunday (10th September) when we kick-start our preparations with a ‘Parish Family Day’, beginning with Mass at 12.30pm.  Our Family Mass will celebrate ‘family’ in our community as we gather to celebrate the Eucharist as the Family of God.  Afterwards, parishioners are invited to continue the celebrations at the Parish Hall.  Activities include: face-painting, bouncy castles, an ice-cream parlour, pizzas, music provided by The Lost Boys,  Young Einstein’s, Cinnamon Garden, teas, coffees and refreshments in the Parish Hall.  All welcome! 

 

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Parish Monthly Prayer – September 2017
Friday, September 1st 2017

 

‘A praying parish is a growing parish ; a growing parish is a praying parish .‘ Please join us in praying for the following intentions this month.

 

  • For the restoration of the power sharing executive in Northern Ireland so that the process which took so long to establish peace may continue to bear fruit.
  • For our country that through the prayers of St Teresa of Kolkata we may be spared the evil of legalised abortion which she said was the greatest threat to peace.
  • For our children that at home and in school they may be supported to grow in the knowledge and love of God and His truth. As the new school year begins we ask the Holy Spirit to help parents and teachers in this task.
  • Through the prayers and assistance of Our Lady of Sorrows those who suffer in various ways may be enabled to carry their crosses.
  • For our public representatives that they may be mindful of the grave responsibility they bear to the electorate to act justly in every way as they levy taxes and distribute funds so that all may have a home, and a living wage and be enabled to live in peace and security.
  • That the Pope’s intention for September that our parish may be missionary in spirit may inspire us all to pray for and reach out to those who no longer practise their faith. We pray that we may find ways to communicate the joy of the Gospel.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Bulletin 3rd September 2017
Thursday, August 31st 2017

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World Meeting of Families 2018
Sunday, August 27th 2017

Fr. Derek, Fr. Ciarán and parishioners from Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish recently gathered with thousands of families from across the country for the launch of the one-year countdown to the World Meeting of Families (WMOF2018) in Dublin.  During the ceremony, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin anointed and unveiled a new icon of the Holy Family which will tour the dioceses of Ireland over the next year.

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Bulletin 27th August 2017
Saturday, August 26th 2017

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Bulletin 20th August 2017
Friday, August 18th 2017

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