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Mass Intentions weekend 31 July / 1 August 2021

Saturday:

Carol Carolan - Anniversary.   

Sunday 10.00am:

Sunday 11.30am:

McCormack & McQuillan families - Anniversary.
Rose Woods - 3rd Anniversary.

Monday 8.45am:

Bank Holiday - No Mass.

Tuesday 10.00am:

Wednesday 8.45am:

Thursday 10.00am:

Friday 8.45am:

List of the Dead.

Mass Intentions commencing weekend  7 / 8 August 2021

Saturday 6.00pm:

Tom & Rita McArdle & Angela McCann - Anniversary.
Mai Faulkner - Anniversary.  
James & Ursula Johnson  - Anniversary.

Sunday 10.00am:

Sunday 11.30am:

R.I.P.:  Please pray for John Garvey, Blackhill Crescent,   Catherina Raffaelli, mother of Laura Watts  and   Margaret Floyd, Blackrock , Dublin  who died during the week.

Eucharistic Adoration
has recommenced on Wednesdays from 9am until 11am.  
All who can are encouraged to come & pray for an end to this pandemic.  
Due to COVID Restrictions a signing in sheet will not be in place.  
Prayer leaflet available in the church to be brought home after use.

Volunteers needed for 10am-11am

Wednesdays from 9am to 6pm

Vocations Holy Hour on Friday 30th July at 7p.m.  With reflections on the Vestments of the Priest, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.
Live from St Mary's Church Drogheda.  
Broadcast on :-
Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations and on the
St Mary's Church, Drogheda Webcam.  
Website:  
www.meathvocations.com,
Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations

Email:  vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie
Vocations Director:  Fr Tony Gonoude 0449373923


Confessions
on Request

The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock
on Sunday 8th August will be accessible online through the Knock Shrine Website.  There will be Rosary at 2.30 pm followed by Mass at 3.00 pm.  The Main Celebrant will be Bishop Tom Deenihan.  Even though Knock Shrine is open to pilgrims they only allow 200 to attend Mass in the Basilica.

Public Health Measures in place as advised by the Government
updated on 27th July 2021.
Funerals:  
The number of mourners permitted at funeral services is 50 people, regardless of size of venue.  Attendance at wakes in private homes and at funeral homes is for family only.  Related family gatherings should strictly adhere to prevailing public health advice on household mixing, including visitors to your home and indoor and outdoor dining.
Baptisms, Communions and Confirmations:  It is advised that religious ceremonies such as First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time.  Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so.
Baptism services are continuing with limited numbers.  However, they must follow all protective measures and social gatherings afterwards should be avoided.
Please remember face masks must be worn in the Church.



Welcome:  We extend a warm welcome to those who are on vacation.  We are also delighted to welcome new parishioners.  We hope that you will find our area to be a place of personal enrichment for you and your families.



Tips for Parents during School Holidays
During the School Holidays parents are encouraged to:

  • Bring your children to Mass on Saturday / Sunday.

  • Continue to pray with your children at home every day.

  • Know where your children are when out and about.

  • Remember Children will imitate what you do rather than hear what you say.

  • Your time with them is more precious than any gift you can buy.


Diocesan Notices

The Government requested on 29th June that Confirmations not take place until further notice.
Read Bishop Tom's Statement here

 

Reek Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick to be four days per week in July

The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, which was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be going ahead this year albeit in a much extended format from Wednesday to Saturday, 1- 31 July.

For this year only, the Reek Pilgrimage is to be extended to four days per week for the month of July.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the Sacrament of Confession/Reconciliation will be available on the summit at 11:00am; Mass to be celebrated at 12:00pm

Saturday’s Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am; Confessions at 11:00am.
The Masses will be limited to the numbers permitted for outdoor gatherings at that particular time, which currently apply to 100 people up to 4 July and 200 people from 5 July.

The Reek Pilgrimage normally takes place on the last Sunday in July, however the indulgence for the pilgrimage extends throughout the summer months up to the end of September.

This is the first time in the history of the pilgrimage that such an extended pilgrimage programme is offered in order to facilitate those wishing to fulfill the obligations of the pilgrimage on the mountain.

Details of how to fulfill the spiritual requirements of the pilgrimage are available on
www.westportparish.ie and on signage in the carpark at the start of the ascent.

Priests with a Celebret or letter from their bishop or superior are both invited and welcome to take part in the pilgrimage, to celebrate Mass and hear Confessions, the commitment will be for three hours on the summit on a given day.

Priests who wish to participate in the Sacraments must contact Father Charlie McDonnell in advance on
frchaz@me.com or +353 (0) 86 819 3884.

Pilgrims are asked to plan their trip to Croagh Patrick as early as possible and keep in mind that mid-week is traditionally a quieter time to climb.

 

Church Open for Public Masses

  • Following guidelines from the Irish Bishops & the Government  our Church has been divided into three sections, each section having it’s own entrance/exit.

  • Strictly no movement of people between sections before, during or after the service.

  • People are asked to wear face masks.

  • Stewards are available to guide people as they enter & leave the Church and when approaching for Holy Communion.

  • People are asked to maintain physical distancing in the Church grounds.

  • Holy Communion can only be received in the hand.  

  • Offertory Collection & Envelopes will be placed in supervised boxes as you enter the Church.

  • Bulletins must be brought home and not left in the Church after reading.

  • The Church will be cleaned/sanitised after each Mass.

  • Toilet facilities will not be available.


It is crucial that all these provisions are adhered to.  Indeed, the resumption of public Masses is contingent on such adherence.  
Please co-operate with the Stewards who are there for your Health, Safety and Welfare.




Church Envelopes  & Priests June Offerings
Please bring your Church Envelopes and June Offerings for the Priest to Mass or drop them into the Parish Office on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10am - 2pm.

Church Grounds Maintenance Team

Meet every Saturday morning at 9.30am - Socially distanced.  
More volunteers Welcome.  
If you can help in any way please come along on Saturday morning.  
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


 

Trócaire

 

FACE MASKS:  
People are asked to wear a face mask when visiting the Church.
Remember, also, to keep a 2 metre distance when leaving the Church and please do not congregate outside the doors of the Church.

Please ring 1800 677 777 (freephone) for assistance.
If you wish to make a financial contribution please ring 087-2542408.

Please do not let your dog loose in the Church grounds and more importantly PLEASE clean up after it.

THE COMMUNITY CALL
As part of the Government response to the COVID-19 crisis, Meath County Council has established a COVID-19 Community Call Forum which works with State agencies and community and voluntary groups to provide supports or services to any vulnerable person who needs them.  Contact:  1800808809, covidsupport@meathcoco.ie

St. Colmcilles GAA Club Assistance Facility
Volunteers from St. Colmcilles and the local area can help get your groceries, prescriptions and fuel during  this uncertain time.  
Contact Brian on 087-1141150 or Ciara 087-6560343.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

 

Community Notices

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 €5 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.

 
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