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Christmas & New Year Blessings
Friday, December 29th 2017

“For to us a child is born,
To us a son is given.
And the government will be upon his shoulder;
and his name will be called
“Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Is 9:6)

We wish all our parishioners every peace and blessing during this Christmas season.  A warm welcome home to those who have travelled from overseas to be with their loved ones this Christmas and those who are visiting our parish for Christmas.  We welcome those who have moved into our Parish in the last year…..we hope you make Ashbourne your home.  We also remember family members and friends throughout the world unable to travel home because of work commitments, distance, or cost.  Although we are separated by distance, we unite with them in thought and prayer in this Christmas season.


Bulletin 31st December 2017
Friday, December 29th 2017

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Bulletin 24th December 2017
Friday, December 22nd 2017

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Parish Prayer Ministry – January Prayer
Monday, December 18th 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.

That the Apostle Paul who once persecuted Christians may intercede with Jesus for the freedom of religion in Asia and that Christians everywhere be supported and comforted  spiritually and materially by the whole church.

That the Lord may hear our heartfelt prayers for the protection of life at all stages from conception to natural death; that our country be spared the evil of abortion and its consequences for the whole of society.

Through the intercession of all the saints of Ireland may the governments of these islands be successful in restoring political stability in Northern Ireland.  May the people of the Island of Ireland promote and foster respect for each other keeping in mind the common good and the future of our children.

Through the intercession of St. Joseph may the homeless, those without employment and those most in material need have priority and share fully in the benefits of the taxation fund established for the common good.

That Mary the Most Holy Mother of God may reveal her Son Jesus to us as she did to the Magi.  By our example, may we be a guiding light to others especially the young in our parish community.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.



Friday, December 15th 2017

We welcome you and your family to join our Parish community during the seasons of  Advent and Christmas.


Penitential Service

Monday 18th December, 8pm, Ashbourne Church.  (visiting priests in attendance)



Friday 22nd December 10.30am

Saturday 23rd December 10.30am-12 noon

Saturday 23rd December – Confessions in Polish 4.30-5.30pm


Please note there are NO CONFESSIONS on Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve (Sunday Masses)

Ashbourne:  9am and 11am

(No 12.30pm Mass)

Donaghmore: 10am


Christmas Eve

5pm Family Mass Ashbourne

8pm Donaghmore

9pm Ashbourne


Christmas Day Masses

Ashbourne: 9am, 11am, 12.30pm

Mass in Polish Language 10am

Donaghmore: 10am


St. Stephen’s Day

10am Mass

Church opens at 9.30am



Bulletin 15th December 2017
Friday, December 15th 2017

Bulletin 17-12-2017


Bulletin 10th December 2017
Saturday, December 9th 2017

Bulletin 10-12-2017


Thursday, November 30th 2017


We welcome Colin Bell, father of the late Kevin Bell who joins our Parish this weekend as we begin our Advent journey.  The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust was established to honour Colin and Eithne’s son Kevin, who died tragically in America in 2013.  From their own experience they wanted to alleviate the financial hardship of other bereaved families whose loved ones died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances and assist in their repatriation back to Ireland.  Through their own experience, they wish to offer PEACE to families.



Thursday, November 30th 2017


During the Sundays of Advent, guest speakers will speak on the Advent themes of Joy, Hope, Peace and Love as we continue our preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018.

First Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Peace to Families

Colin Bell, Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.  The Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

Second Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Joy to Families

Daráine Mulvihill, broadcaster and TV Presenter.  Daráine is well known for her involvement in TV presenting for the London 2012 Paralympics for channel 4, the Rio 2016 Paralympics for RTE2 and more recently her coverage of the 2017 Invictus Games from Toronto.

Daráine is also a survivor of meningitis.

Third Sunday of Advent  —  Offering Hope to Families

Colin White—Irish Kidney Association.  Colin will explain the work of the Association and speak on the hope organ transplants offer to patients and their families.

This weekend is traditionally ‘Bambinelli Sunday’ where families are invited to bring the ‘baby Jesus’ from their family cribs to Mass for an Advent blessing.



Bulletin 3rd December 2017
Thursday, November 30th 2017

Bulletin 03-12-2017




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