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St. Patrick’s Day in Ashbourne
Saturday, March 17th 2018

Thank you to all who joined our parish community for Mass on the Feast Day of our National Patron, St. Patrick.  Our gratitude to all who prepared and participated in today’s liturgy.  Congratulations to all who organised, worked at, and participated in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in our community.  May the efforts of so many deepen our appreciation of the community in which we live, and a sense of belonging for those who have come to call Ashbourne their home.  Congratulations to the parade’s Grand Marshalls.  This was the first year the Church of the Immaculate Conception was lit in green to mark the occasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, March 16th 2018

MASS TIMES

Ashbourne:        9am,    11am,    12.30pm

Donaghmore:    10am

 

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Bulletin 8th March 2018
Friday, March 16th 2018

Bulletin 18-03-2018 (1)

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Monday, March 12th 2018

Ordination Address by Bishop Dermot Farrell, Bishop of Ossory (Extract)

“In these days we are all very aware of the need to protect the life of every child in the womb.  There is no such thing as a human life that has no value. However it is paradoxical and in some ways the ultimate delusion — to extinguish this most fundamental right of all, the right to life of the innocent child, in the name of personal and civil rights” – Bishop Farrell

All across the diocese, people have prayed over many months for the selection of a new Bishop.  They asked the Lord to help them find someone to lead with vision for our future, understanding for our present and with compassion for our past.  This was a sincere prayer for a daunting task.  Today, I stand here before you more than aware of my own inadequacies.  But you and I also stand before God, who is our hope and our help.

When I think of the responsibilities and duties that lie ahead I am comforted by the words of Saint Augustine in a sermon he preached on the anniversary of his ordination.  He told his people: “Believe me, brothers and sisters, that if what I am for you frightens me, what I am with you reassures me.  For you, I am bishop; with you I am a Christian.” (Vobis enim sum episcopus, vobiscum sum Christianus—Sermon 340.1) Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, March 9th 2018

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Episcopal Ordination – Mgr. Dermot Farrell
Friday, March 9th 2018

Mgr Dermot Farrell, a priest of the Diocese of Meath, will be Ordained as Bishop of Ossory this weekend.  Bishop-elect Farrell will take up his ministry as the next successor to St Kieran, the first to bring Christianity to the Diocese of Ossory.  As Bishop of Ossory he will have the responsibility to teach, govern and sanctify.  The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, who will be assisted by His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, and Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath.

Lord, guide him as he enlightens hearts and minds with the truth of the Gospel, the power of the sacraments, and the desire to serve you in all things.  May he be a shepherd who will inspire others to be Christ’s heart of mercy, His voice of hope and hands of justice.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be NO 12.30pm Mass on Sunday 11th March.

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Bulletin 11th March 2018
Friday, March 9th 2018

Bulletin 11-03-2018 (1)

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Weekend Church Services Resume
Saturday, March 3rd 2018

Normal Church Services resume this weekend following disruption with snow and ‘Storm Emma’.

Saturday 6pm   Ashbourne

Sunday 9am, 11am, 12.30pm Ashbourne

There will be NO Sunday Mass in Donaghmore Church this weekend.  Snow has drifted along the roadsides making parking impossible.

Sunday Baptisms in Ashbourne will continue as normal at 1.45pm.

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Bulletin 4th March 2018
Friday, March 2nd 2018

Bulletin 04-03-2018

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Friday, March 2nd 2018

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