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Bulletin 5th August 2018
Thursday, August 2nd 2018

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Bulletin 29th July 2018
Tuesday, July 31st 2018

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Parish Prayer Ministry – August 2018
Tuesday, July 24th 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.

For the Pontifical World Meeting of Families that the holy spirit will direct and guide its deliberations so as to promote and support greater understanding and appreciation of the gift of Christian marriage and family life.

For our Bishop elect Thomas that he may be a holy, wise and courageous pastor for the priests and people of the Diocese of Meath in the coming years.

For those who will be ordained this year that they will be true to their commitment to Jesus Christ who has chosen them for his special friends.  May the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and in heaven.

For our country that through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock, our Queen and our Heavenly mother, political and community leaders may walk humbly and act justly before God, while delivering on the urgent needs for housing, health care and education.

For our parishioners living alone confined to their homes though illness, infirmity or old age that they may have the companionship of kind neighbours, family  and friends and the consolation of the Eucharist as often as possible.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.



Bulletin 22nd July 2018
Thursday, July 19th 2018

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Bulletin 15th July 2018
Tuesday, July 17th 2018

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Water Flows in Ikire!
Monday, July 16th 2018

Most Rev. Gabriel ‘Leke Abegunrin, archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese officially commissioned the new borehole in the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul following extensive works by Fr. Michael Domingo and his community.  The work, supported by students from Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish provides the parish with an invaluable resource.


Work Begins in Ikire Parish
Thursday, July 12th 2018

Fr. Michael Domingo and the parishioners of Ikire Parish, Nigeria have expressed their thanks to the Confirmation students of Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish who donated €2,840 towards the provision of running water for their parish.  Work commenced on the project this week following a geophysical survey and groundwater evaluation.

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Bulletin 5th July 2018
Thursday, July 5th 2018

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St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock
Saturday, June 30th 2018

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society made their annual pilgrimage to Knock recently.  Joining them on the day were members of the Altar Servers, their parents, pilgrims from the parish, and their Spiritual Director Fr. Ciarán.  St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is a Catholic lay organisation which supports students on their journey to priesthood.  It promotes the vocation of the laity and fosters a greater understanding and love of the Mass.

During his homily, Bishop Denis Nulty remarked, “So how do we encourage priests and lay people to encourage vocations? Begin a conversation at parish level. Priestly vocations are everyone’s business, but if priests, deacons, parish pastoral workers, parish council members don’t lead the conversation, who will? Archbishop Charles Chaput asked one time at a Diocesan Conference: “How many of you know the name of Mother Teresa’s Parish Priest when she was a child?”  What was his point?  Mother Teresa didn’t become Mother Teresa (and later St. Teresa) by herself. She had someone who preached the Word of God to her. None of us know who we are influencing, who we are prompting to drill deeper into God’s word, and the profound affect that preaching will have on our world.”


St. Elisabeth’s Convent – Belarus
Saturday, June 30th 2018

Sr. Nina and Sr. Anna along with Dimitri from St. Elisabeth’s Convent in Belarus visited Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish recently.  They were most grateful for the support they received from parishioners during their visit at which they displayed traditional arts, crafts, icons, pottery, embroidery and other religious goods.  Proceeds from the sale of their crafts assists the sisters in providing spiritual and social help for more that 500 orphaned children with special needs.  In addition, they operate a rehab centre where over 300 socially vulnerable and disadvantaged people are offered support and shelter.





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