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Mass Intentions - 19 / 20 January 2019

Saturday 6.00pm:

Mark Synnott Senior - Anniversary.

Sunday 10.00am:

Kathleen Kierans - Anniversary.
Áine Callaghan - Anniversary.

Sunday 11.30am:

Helina Smith - 9th Anniversary.
James Curley - Anniversary

Mass Intentions -   26 / 27 January 2019

Saturday 6.00pm:

Tess & Frank Brassil - Anniversary.
Nora Stafford - Anniversary.

Sunday 10.00am:

Gerard Morgan - Anniversary.

Sunday 11.30am:

Val Cromwell - Months Memory Mass
Paddy Traynor - Anniversary.
John & Ena Halpin - Remembrance Mass.

R.I.P.:  Please pray for Nancy O'Brien, Drogheda    and   
Nora Dowd, Galway who died recently.

Saint Brigids Cross - Workshop

Volunteers required to participate in the making of St. Brigid’s Crosses at the Workshop taking place on Monday 28th January at 3pm in the Parish Rooms.  The Crosses will be blessed and distributed at the 8.45am Mass on Friday 1st February - Feast of St. Brigid.

Eucharistic Ministers 26/27 January
6.00pm:  P Smith, C Lawler
10.00am:  P Curtin, C Fitzpatrick
11.30am:  R Connolly, D Keleghan, J Rogers

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays from 9am to 10pm

Adorers are urgently needed for the following hours:-
4-5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm and
9-10pm.  Please give your name into the Presbytery if you are available at any of these times.

5.30pm - 6.30pm on Wednesday 23 January
and on Request.

Dates for Your Diary

Monday 21st January:

St. Colmcilles GAA Club are running a Suicide Awareness Conference in Réalt na Mara GNS at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 23rd January:

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at 8pm in the Presbytery.

Saturday 26th January:

Confirming Our Children Parish Preparation Programme for Confirmation at 6pm Mass.

Sunday 27th January -
Sunday 3rd February:

Catholic Schools Week.

Tuesday 29th January:

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society at 8pm in the Parish Rooms.

Sunday 3rd February:

Do This In Memory Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion at 10am Mass.

Thursday 7th February:

Mass for Grandparents at 8.45am.  Followed by Refreshments.

Parish Envelopes

The new envelope boxes are being distributed.  If you do not receive a box of envelopes, please contact the parish office at 041 9827384.  The weekly envelope is the main source of funding for the up-keep and development of our Church, Schools, Community Centre and Priest.  Please support.

Enrolment 2019 to Donacarney Schools

Junior Infants New Admissions Evening:
Parents/Guardians (adults only) are invited to a meeting in relation to Junior Infants starting school in September 2019.
These meetings will be held on:-
Tuesday 12th February - Boys School at 7.30pm.
Wednesday 27th February - Girls School at 7.00pm.

Enquiries about all enrolments for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact:
Bunscoil Buachaillí Réalt na Mara at 041 9827045
Réalt na Mara Cailliní at 041 9887684

Aisteoiri na Boinne  Drama Group presents:

Whose Wives Are They Anyway,
a two act comedy play by Michael Parker.  
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th February | 8pm | Tickets €15 | Droichead Arts Centre
Tickets €15 are now available for sale through Droichead Arts Centre  041-9833946 or book online  
All proceeds go to local charities.

Community Notices

Coffee Morning:  Cllr. Sharon Keogan will host a fundraising Coffee Morning in The Village Hotel, Bettystown on Thursday 7th February from 10am - 12noon.  All proceeds going to Saving Slav Campaign.

Lectio Divina:
Bring Christ back into Christmas - Connecting Sunday's Gospel with your own life story. Each Thurs. 7.30-8.45pm in Parish Room, Laytown.   
Beginners always welcome.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land 2019
Bishop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 4 th – 12 th.
Full details will be available shortly. Enquiries to MAP Travel at 01 8783111, or Gerry MacCormack 042 9667314.

Church Grounds Maintenance Team
Every Saturday morning at 9.30am.  Any help will be really appreciated.

Church Cleaning
If you can volunteer to become a member of the Church Cleaning Team, please leave your name and contact details  into the Parish Office.
All volunteers welcome.

East Meath Meals on Wheels  -  085-7570810
Hot Meals are delivered to your home  between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week throughout the year, excluding bank holidays in the areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Colpe.  The charge is €4 per person per meal.
If you would like to avail of this service or know of anyone who might benefit from this service, please contact us on the above number.

Are you caring for a family member at home? A spouse, a partner or a close relative or neighbour?
Then you are a Family Carer,
become a member of Family Carers Ireland and benefit from a local and national network
that helps family carers who need advice and that informs and influences Government policy relating to home-based care.   
As a member you can also avail of our exclusive deals.
For more information call 05793 22920 or visit our website

Knit 'n' Knatter at Sunflower Cafe at Riverside, Mornington.
Come along and join us every Friday morning from 10a.m. to 12p.m.
for a morning of knitting or crocheting in the newly opened Sunflower Cafe at Riverside Home & Gift Shop, Mornington.
Admission is free and is open to all ages and levels.
Please note this is not a class but members are willing to offer advice.
Contact Eileen 086-7347789 for enquiries.

The Ordination of Bishop Tom Deenihan took place on Sunday 2 September 2018 in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.
We congratulate him on his appointment & welcome him as our Bishop.  Please remember him in your prayers.

A recording of the ordination ceremony can be viewed on the MCN Media Site by clicking on this link:

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