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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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Monday, August 14th 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.

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish in conjunction with the Parish Hall will celebrate a ‘Parish Family Day’, Sunday 10th September next 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.  The Parish Hall will showcase many of the groups and activities that use the Parish Hall throughout the year.  All welcome!  Anyone willing to assist with preparations or offer support on the day, please contact the Parish Office.

 

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Sr. Sumreen Visits Ashbourne from Pakistan
Monday, August 14th 2017

Sr. Sumreen, Missionary Sister of St. Thomas the Apostle, working alongside Fr. Tom Rafferty, Ashbourne, visited our parish on vacation from Pakistan in recent weeks.  Sr. Sumreen is principal of St. Thomas’ Middle School, K.P.K., Pakistan, a Catholic School for minority religions, (Christians: Catholics, Protestants, and Hindu’s) educating approximately 100 students in languages, sciences, and social studies.  Many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have the financial means to attend mainstream school.  St. Thomas’ school, because it is a Catholic school, receives little funding from the Government, and so relies on resources Fr. Tom acquires from benefactors.  Anyone wishing to support Sr. Sumreen’s school can make donations through the Parish Office.

Pictured below are Fr. Derek, Sr. Sumreen, Fr. Tom Rafferty and Fr. Ciarán.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulletin 13th August 2017
Thursday, August 10th 2017

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Bulletin 6th August 2017
Friday, August 4th 2017

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Parish Monthly Prayer August 2017
Tuesday, August 1st 2017

August Prayer

 ‘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 Church, our Holy Father the Pope and all bishops, priests and deacons, especially our Bishop Michael, and the priests of this parish that they may continue to lead us to the safety of the fold of Christ the King and true shepherd.
  • That through the prayers of St. John Marie Vianney, humble priest and tireless confessor, the Lord may call many in our community and in our diocese to leave all things and follow Him for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
  • That through the intercession of Mary assumed into heaven Queen of the Universe and Lady of Knock individuals and communities may grow in holiness and our country may never lose the faith to which our forefathers adhered and bequeathed to us despite persecution through the ages.
  • For the sick and dying in their own homes, in hospital and in nursing homes that they may have the comfort of the sacraments and the prayers of the community as they prepare to meet the Lord. For all carers: may they may appreciate the importance of religion in the holistic care of the sick.
  • For the Pope’s intention for August – that artists through their ingenuity may help us to discover the beauty of creation.
  • For hose who do not yet know God or his Son Jesus Christ that through our prayers they may find the pearl of great price and be prepared to buy it.

Thank You for hearing our prayers. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary , Gloria.

 

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Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish Welcomes Relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta
Monday, July 31st 2017

Parishioners turned out in their numbers to see the relic of Mother Teresa in Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish.  The relic was received in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne with Evening Prayer, followed by Rosary, Benediction and the opportunity to venerate the relic.  Prayers of intercession were offered to St. Teresa of Calcutta (affectionately known as ‘Mother’) who often prayed with couples experiencing difficulty starting a family.  As preparations advance for the World Meeting of Families 2018, the parish sought Mother’s intercession for families, and as someone who personally experienced the ‘dark night of the soul’, her intercession was sought for those who ‘walk in darkness’.

   

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