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All Saints Party 2018
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish’s ‘All Saints Party’ takes place in the Parish Hall, Wednesday 31st October (eve of ‘All Saints’) from 6.30 p.m.-8.30 p.m.   Children are invited to model their costume on a saint.  The evening includes traditional games, music and refreshments.  Check out some costume ideas on www.catholicicing.com.  All welcome.

 

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Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving 2018
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

Our annual Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated recently by Bishop Paul Tighe, a priest of the archdiocese of Dublin, and now Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, rome.  This annual celebration affords us all the opportunity to pause and give thanks for the blessings we have in life, to reflect on the sustainability of our ‘common home’, from which we sustain our families with food, and to think of, and respond to those without food.

In his encyclical, Laudato Si—On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis quotes St. John Paul II who reminds us, “The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship.  We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”

Our thanks to the many local growers who  contributed to this years harvest display: Gráínne & David Farrell, K&K Produce, Hilltown Growers, Darragh Donnelly, & Anthony Battersby.  All produce kindly donated was distributed by St. Vincent De Paul to needy families in our Parish and supported the work of the Missionary Sisters of Charity who care for the homeless.  Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish encourages our parishioners to support local businesses by shopping local.

We welcome Bishop Paul Tighe, Rome, who will be the main celebrant at the 11am Mass this weekend.  A priest of the archdiocese of Dublin, and now Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Bishop Paul joins our parish community to celebrate the months memory Mass for the late Margaret Molloy.

 

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Bulletin 19th October 2018
Friday, October 19th 2018

Bulletin 21-10-2018 (1)

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Annual Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving
Thursday, October 11th 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018

Ashbourne Church 11am

All welcome.

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Bulletin 14th October 2018
Thursday, October 11th 2018

Bulletin 14-10-2018 (1)

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Ordination to Priesthood
Sunday, October 7th 2018

     

Fr. Derek & Fr. Ciarán would like to express their thanks to all who assisted with the ordination of Fr. Fergal Cummins to the priesthood  by Bishop Tom Deenihan in our parish last weekend.  We owe an immense gratitude to Mark Cowley, Cowley’s Haulage & Civil, for cleaning the church carpark, neighbouring businesses (AIB, Super Valu, Conway’s Pharmacy and The Stag’s Head) who offered their carparks to assist with parking; the Knights of St. Columbanus, and those who assisted with car parking.  Thanks to those who decorated the church environs with bunting, our stewards both within and outside the church, Kalef our caretaker, and Paddy and William, the caretakers of our Parish Hall.  Our thanks to those who prepared the vestments and oversaw the vesting of visiting priests.  Thank you to our Parish Safeguarding Reps, those who cleaned the church, sacristans and servers.  Our gratitude to those who prepared food, the many who looked after hospitality, Ephrem & Giovanna Feeley, Ashbourne Church Choir, musicians, cantors and psalmists, those who beautifully decorated the church with flowers, our Junior Readers who acted as ushers, and our Parish Pastoral Council.  To witness the involvement of so many of our parishioners made it a proud day for our parish and a memorable, blessed occasion for Fr. Fergal and his family.

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Bulletin 7th October 2018
Friday, October 5th 2018

Bulletin 07-10-2018 (1)

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Congratulations Fr. Fergal Cummins
Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

Fr Fergal Cummins (29) was ordained a priest by Bishop Tom Deenihan on Sunday 30 September at 3pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne.  Among those present were his parents JJ and Frances Cummins, his sister Marie, Bishop Michael Smith, priests from the Diocese of Meath and elsewhere, friends from college, seminary and work, and many parishioners from Ashbourne.

The new priest celebrated Mass of Thanksgiving in his home parish, Saint Brigid’s Church, Rolestown on Monday 1 October at 7pm.

He takes up his ministry in St. Mary’s Parish, Drogheda in the coming weeks.

 

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Parish Prayer Ministry – October 2018
Monday, October 1st 2018

‘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.

As politicians prepare for Brexit, may a solution be found that enables both parts of Ireland to continue to live in harmony furthering the peace process to the wellbeing of all on these islands.

We pray for Fr. Fergal as he begins his ministry.  May his faith example of service attract other young people to follow Christ for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

For parents, grandparents and godparents: may they teach the children about their Guardian Angels and encourage the children to love them as friends and pray to them daily.

We pray with Pope Francis that consecrated religious men and women may be actively present among the poor, the marginalised and those who have no voice.

For those suffering from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fires, floods and famine; that God in His mercy may move those with resources to come to their aid.

For those suffering persecution for faith or conscience or languishing unjustly on death row that our prayers may obtain for them the help they need in their sufferings.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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30th September Bulletin
Friday, September 28th 2018

Bulletin 30-09-2018 (1)

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