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All Mass bookings, Mass Cards & Enquiries should be made by telephone or email:
Tel: 01 8353149
Email:  ashbournedonaghmoreparish@gmail.com

Mass Cards are available for collection on Wednesdays ONLY from 10.30am-12.30pm in the parish office.
Please pre-book these by phone or e-mail

GIVING AT THIS TIME
A number of people have asked us to put the Parish account here on the website so that we can receive financial support online.
The details of these are below.
We have also added DONATE button (below) which can make it even easier for people to make these financial contributions, for those who are in a position to do so.

Parish Account number (IBAN and BIC):

For Parish Funds,
Account name: Donaghmore Ashbourne Church
BIC – BOFIIE2D
IBAN – IE81BOFI90318941259940

For Priest’s Offerings,
Account name: Donaghmore Ashbourne Church
BIC – BOFIIE2D
IBAN – IE66BOFI90318941030708

When contributing online, please indicate your name so we can credit you at the years end and many many thanks for all your heartfelt support during this time.

The Parish Office also accepts payment by Bank Card /Credit Card over the phone (01) 8353149.

A secure designated box is also located at the back of the Church for Parish Funds, Priest’s Offerings and Donations.

Standing Order Form Standing Order Form

Financial Report 2019 available here: Financial Report 2019

Third Age Ireland is a national organisation who take care of the elderly. Senior Line is one of their programmes and could be very helpful to you at this time. SeniorLine has been the national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers since 1998. This peer-to-peer helpline for older people receives in excess of 10,000 calls per year. If you are feeling worried, stressed or isolated at this very unnerving time, please feel free to ring this FREEPHONE service anytime between 10am and 10pm on anyday of the week on 1800 80 45 91.

Ashbourne Red Cross has an eager group of young, trained up volunteers happy and more than willing to help out with various services people may require including transportation to Medical appointments in hospitals. If you are unable to get out and need us to collect your shopping or your prescription or if you know an elderly or vulnerable person that you need us to check on. For more information please contact :-
Diana Connor at 085-1546421 or Pat on 087-9286471

Irish Chaplaincy offers contact service for anyone in Ireland with concerns about vulnerable older family or friends isolated in London

The Irish Chaplaincy in London is a registered charity which provides an outreach service to three main groups: elderly Irish people (the Seniors’ Project); prisoners and to Travellers. 
At this challenging time caused by COVID-19 social restrictions, the Chaplaincy is offering support to anyone in Ireland with concerns about an older family member or friend living in London. 
On their behalf the Chaplaincy can make direct contact with vulnerable older Irish living but isolated in London. 
The Chaplaincy is also a link to services and community groups on the ground local to where a person is living in London.

This is a free service and contact can be made to the Chaplaincy from Ireland by post: PO BOX 75693 London NW1W 7ZT; by email  seniors@irishchaplaincy.org.uk and by phone 0044 (0) 20 7482 3274.  Please leave a message and a representative will contact you.

Accord Helpline
Couples experiencing lockdown tension urged to call Accord helpline
By Sarah Mac Donald – 15 April 2020.

Accord’s support lines are open from 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday
Please see contact details below:
Accord Dublin – 01 9059555
Accord NI – 028 9568 0151 or 00353 1 531 3331
The three Accord companies:
– Accord Northern Ireland Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG (Accord NI);
– Accord Dublin Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG (Accord Dublin);
– Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG (Accord CLG), which represents 34 Centres in the State outside of Dublin; all operate in 54 centres throughout the island.

Accord is committed to providing professional support for the pastoral needs of individuals at different stages in their development: in schools, through relationship and sexuality education programmes; by helping couples prepare for the sacrament of marriage; and, to couples and individuals seeking marriage and relationship counselling.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin highlights Accord’s specially dedicated COVID-19 counselling services.
He has urged couples experiencing tension in their relationships during the COVID-19 lockdown to contact Accord’s specially dedicated counselling service.

Accord Dublin, the catholic relationship counselling service, launched a new helpline for couples who find themselves in distress during the pandemic, amid concerns over the impact the lockdown is having on many relationships.

On Wednesday (15 April 2020) Accord CLG and Accord Northern Ireland announced that they too have established relationship support phone lines to help support marriage and relationships in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
These two helplines will be staffed by experienced couples and relationships counsellors.
This will be a free service but calls are charged at a local rate.

Accord’s specialist in counselling (marriage and relationships), Mary Johnston said, “Accord is very conscious of those experiencing difficulties in their relationships and family lives as we are confined to home during this unprecedented period for all in society.”
“The circumstances in which we are living now can increase stress and pressure on relationships and in families. To help address these challenges, Accord has established a  relationship support phone line to enable callers to speak to experienced couples and  relationship counsellors in order to talk through the difficulties they are experiencing.”

Accord’s telephone service has been set up as more incidents of domestic violence and relationship tensions have been reported globally as restrictions, aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus, remain in place.

Launching Operation Faoisimh last week, Chief Superintendent Declan Daly, head of the Protective Services Bureau, said the Gardaí would respond quickly and robustly to any report of domestic violence despite the force being stretched by other duties related to the pandemic.

Confined to quarters: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Speaking to CatholicIreland.net, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin highlighted that there are “a lot of tensions, problems about domestic violence and sexual violence” within many families as they grapple with increased stress relating to financial difficulties and enforced proximity in confined accommodation.
“People need a place where they can talk,” Dr Martin said.
Referring to Accord’s experience in relationship counselling, he said this couldn’t be done face to face in the normal way at the moment because of the social distancing measures and so the telephone helpline had been set up specifically to help couples who need support.

Accord’s dedicated COVID-19 couples and relationships line is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm.
It offers an experienced couples and relationships counsellor to talk to people during what the agency describes as “an unprecedented time of stress and pressure on family life”. “This helpline could easily be swamped,” Archbishop Martin acknowledged. “We will see how it works and we can improve it,” he said.

The Archbishop also highlighted that Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, has at the request of the HSE, taken over the management of 100-bed facility on Dublin’s Talbot Street which will cater for homeless and vulnerable people who need to cocoon and are unable to do so in existing overcrowded homeless services.
Crosscare’s Food Banks continue to operate and additional food parcels are being delivered to families and individuals across Dublin from the agency’s centre in Blanchardstown.
Dr Martin paid tribute to the Government’s financial measures aimed at trying to keep people going economically. But he said there would always be very vulnerable people who need specific supports.
The Pope, he highlighted, had told the story recently of a policeman who stopped a man during the lockdown in Italy and told him he could not be on the streets and that he must go home. “To which the man replied the street is my home. You will still have people like that,” he said.

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