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Advent & Christmas Schedule 2019
Saturday, November 30th 2019


Week of Witness
Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Week of Witness

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) are having a ‘Week of Witness‘ from 25th November to 1st December 2019 all across Ireland. This is an invitation for us to remember and prayerfully support Christians who are persecuted around the world.

During this time Ashbourne Church will light up the building in Red to bring awareness to this intention and honour all those who have suffered and died because of their faith.


Annual Service of Remembrance 2019
Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Thank you to the Bethany Bereavement Support Group who organised the service and created the display. We thank them for their continuous support towards those who are bereaved.

Remembrance Service 2019


Annual Service of Remembrance
Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Annual Service of Remembrance Sunday 17th November 2019 @ 7pm

All Welcome


All Saints Halloween Party: 31st October 2019
Saturday, November 2nd 2019

Thanks to all who helped at the Party, to all the children who dressed up as Saints and their parents who came along and joined in our All Saints Halloween celebrations.


Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving – Sunday 27th October 2019
Tuesday, October 29th 2019

We offer our gratitude to all who contributed and donated produce for the ‘Harvest Mass of Thanksgiving’ 2019: Gráinne & David Farrell; Deirdre Kennedy, K&K Produce; Donnelly’s Apple Orchard and Simon & John Gormley.

The donated produce of vegetables and fruit were distributed to needy families in our Parish and supported the work of the Missionary of Charity Sisters who care for those who are homeless.


All-Saints Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

All-Saints Halloween Party takes place in the Parish Hall, Ashbourne on Thursday 31st October (eve of ‘All Saints Day’) from 6.30pm-8.30pm.  Children and adults are invited to model their costume on a saint.  Check out some costume ideas on /

Admission is Free!! The party will be celebrated with Games, Music and plenty of nice treats. 🙂 It promises to be fun for all the family. We invite children to be accompanied by and adult.

Why do we celebrate Halloween with All Saints party?

The word Halloween literally means “hallowed evening,” and was previously known to early European celebrators as All Hallows’ Eve.  All Hallows’ Eve (31st October) and All Saints’ Day (1st November) both paid homage to saints (“hallows” = saints).  The name was eventually shortened to “Halloween,” which we know and love to this day.

Think of the ‘Our Father’ when we pray “hallowed be thy name”.


Ashbourne-Donaghmore Apostolic Work Society
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

Ashbourne-Donaghmore Apostolic Work Society held their annual display on Mission Sunday, 20th October 2019.
The members of the society are committed people who pray for the Missionaries and support their work.
The fruits of the fund-raising and work goes directly to those who need it. The Society have branches in 18 dioceses throughout Ireland and there is a hearty welcome for new members.
More information can be found on the website:


Photos from the Mission – June 2019
Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

Family Day


Thursday, June 20th 2019




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