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Welcome to Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish
Saturday, July 11th 2020

Our Parish office is contactable to the public from Monday – Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm by telephone: 01 8353149
or e-mail:

Mass on Webcam
During this present time of restriction our Masses celebrated in the parish can only be viewed on Webcam:

Webcam can be accessed here:

During the last time of restriction (March – June) our Sunday Mass time was at 11am, however, during this time Fr. John and Fr. Ciarán will celebrate two Masses each Sunday in Ashbourne Church at 10am and 12.30pm.

Intentions from other weekend Masses will be moved to these times and the relevant families will be notified.
In celebrating the 10am Sunday Mass in Ashbourne Church it establishes a greater bond with our sister Church of St. Patrick’s in Donaghmore.

All Mass Times
Sunday @ 10am & 12.30: Ashbourne {via Parish Cam}
Monday – Friday @ 10am: Ashbourne {via Parish Cam}
The Church will open after the final Mass for personal prayer.
(Note: Changes from this opening time will occur due to Weddings/Funerals or other various celebrations taking place in the Church).

All Mass bookings, Mass Cards & enquiries
should be made to the Parish Office by telephone: 01 8353149
or e-mail:

Mass Cards are available for collection on Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Parish Office.
Please pre-book Mass Cards by phone or e-mail.

Financial Support
A number of people have asked us to give financial support online.
For this we have added this DONATE button (below) for people to make their contribution, if they are in a position to do so.

Emergency phone number only
Tel: 087 3519516

The Toilets in the Parish Office remain Closed at this time of emergency for obvious reasons of hygiene.


Parish Care Appeal
Monday, November 23rd 2020

Parish Care Appeal
in conjunction with SuperValu in Ashbourne
******** – helping those in need – ********
If you wish to support this appeal, please advise the staff at the checkout that you would like to make a contribution to the ‘Parish Care Appeal’, indicating the amount you wish to donate. This will appear on your till receipt.
All donations will be applied to ‘Gift Cards’ and distributed to those in need.
The cards can be redeemed for food, household goods, or solid fuel and they can also be used to top up electricity & gas meter cards which can be purchased through SuperValu.


Parish Sacramental Programme
Friday, November 20th 2020

Parish Sacramental Programme
Ashbourne Donaghmore Parish holds Sacramental Preparation Classes for Catholic children who attend a school where Catholic Religious Instruction for Sacraments is not on the Curriculum.

If you wish your child to prepare for First Holy Communion and Confirmation a two-year Sacramental Preparation Programme must be completed.
Classes are held in the Parish Hall after school hours. New classroom arrangements are in place to comply with Government requirements during the current pandemic situations.
If you have not returned your form, please do immediately. 
Post box for complete forms is available at the door of the Parish Office or forms may be posted to the office also.

Places this year will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 
Covid Restrictions mean that class groups must be smaller than previous years, and even though we are moving to the Parish Hall for greater space, there must be a strict limit on numbers.

For more information please contact the Parish Office which is contactable:
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 2pm
by telephone: 01 8353149
or e-mail:

Further resources:

Supervision for this programme is required. 
We would be grateful if any parents are available to assist with supervision for this programme. 
The required documents for supervision are listed below:
– Declaration Form – Declaration-Form.
– Garda Vetting Form – Garda Vetting-ID-Form [link to download from the Meath Diocesan Website].
– Volunteer Form – Volunteer-Form.


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