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Mass Intentions commencing weekend 27/28 January 2024
Saturday 6.00pm:
Christopher Keller - Months Memory Mass.
Joseph & Ann McGrane - Anniversary.
Maida & Valley Ward, Maurice, Brendan, Gerard & Paul Foy - Anniversaries.
Sunday 10.00am:

Sunday 11.30am:
Miriam Callan - 5th Anniversary.
Rose & Christopher Cosgrove, Freddy Floody & Dora Floody - Anniversaries.
Monday 8.45am:
Special Intention
Tuesday 10.00am:

Wednesday 8.45am:
Mass followed by Adoration until 8pm.
Thursday 10.00am:

Friday 8.45am:
List of the Dead.
Mass Intentions next weekend 3/4 February 2024
Saturday 6.00pm:
Joan Molloy - Months Memory Mass.  
Tommy Finglas - Anniversary
Sunday 10.00am:
Joe Maguire - 4th Anniversary & Birthday Remembrance
Sunday 11.30am:
Edward & Phyllis Tormey - Anniversary.
Seamus Gibney - 25th Anniversary.
Kevin & Kitty Craven & deceased members of the Craven & Matthews families - Anniversary
R.I.P.:  Please pray for  Michael Anderson, Stameen  and  Rose Flynn, Beamore  who died during the week.

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays 9.15am - 8pm

All Welcome
Wednesdays from 9am to 6pm

on Request

Sympathy Mass Cards, Mass Bouquets for all occasions are available in the Parish Office (€10).
I Lit a Candle Cards are available at the Shrine 2 each

Diocesan News
On Sunday, January 28th, the Priests and Religious of the Diocese will gather with Bishop Deenihan to celebrate the blessing of candles and sung Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar at 4pm.  The homily will be preached by Fr John Harris OP, Provincial of the Irish Dominicans.  This is a annual gathering to celebrate the contribution of religious sisters, brothers and priests to our diocese.  The Feast of the Presentation being the Day for Religious.

This year, the celebration will also mark the Fortieth anniversary of Bishop Smith’s Ordination as Bishop of Meath. That is a significant milestone which should be celebrated and we wish Bishop Michael many more years of health and happiness.

All parishioners are welcome to attend this celebration in the Cathedral.

Diaconate Ordination:  On Sunday, January 21st, Bishop Deenihan will ordain Anthony Kerr to the Diaconate in Saint Mary’s Church in Drogheda at 7pm.  A native of Navan, Anthony is currently on Pastoral Placement in Drogheda.  Anthony will be ordained to the Priesthood next year.  Do keep Anthony in your prayers at this time and pray too for those who are discerning a call to priesthood and religious life.
Dates for Your Diary
Tuesday, 30th January:    Youth Choir at 7.30pm-8.30pm in the Parish Rooms.
Wednesday, 31st January:    Children’s Choir practice at 6.30pm-7.15pm in the Parish Rooms.
New members welcome for both Children's & Youth Choirs - Contact 089-4305764

Tuesday, 30th January:    St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society at 8.30pm in the Parish Rooms.
Wednesday 6th March:  Donacarney Schools First Confession commencing at 11.00am in the School.
Thursday 21st March:    Donacarney Boys School Confirmation in  Mornington Church at 11.00am.
Thursday 21st March:    Donacarney Girls School Confirmation in  Mornington Church at 2.00pm.
Saturday 11th May:    Donacarney Schools First Holy Communion in Mornington Church.
Parish Envelopes
Parish Envelopes:  The new envelope boxes will be distributed in the coming weeks.  If you do not receive a box of envelopes, please contact the parish office.
The weekly envelope is your way of funding the up-keep and development of our Church, Schools and Community Centre.
Thank you to those who continue to send in their envelopes weekly and to those who use the Standing Order system.

Priest Offerings:  There are five special Priest Offerings Envelopes included in your box of envelopes.  These envelopes are for the support and upkeep of the Priest.  Again we thank those who contributed to the support of the Priest over the past year.

Collectors:  A special thank-you to those who continue to collect the Church
envelopes.  We ask you to consider helping with the distribution and collection of the Church envelopes over the coming year.  Please contact the Presbytery.  
If your envelope is not collected please bring it to Mass and put it in the basket along with your basket offering.  

Standing Orders:  Rather than using the weekly envelope system some
parishioners have in recent years adopted the Standing Order System.  For your convenience we have enclosed a standing order form in your box of envelopes.  If you wish to use it make sure to return the completed form to the Presbytery.  Standing Order Forms are also available in the Presbytery.

If you can help with the distribution of the envelope boxes please contact the Sacristy after Mass or the Parish Office.
Drogheda Community Services provide a one-to-one Bereavement Counselling Service at Dermot Kierans Centre, Scarlet Crescent, Drogheda.  Counsellors are available during the day and evenings.  This is a free service.  To make an appointment please call  041 9836084 or email info@droghedacsc.net.
Supported by Tusla.
Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/
For more information, contact  volunteer@alone.ie or on 086 1085965.
We are recruiting!  
Parishioners are invited to volunteer for Parish Pastoral Assembly, Readers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration (Wednesdays), Collectors for Sunday Masses, Children’s Liturgy Team, Church Cleaning Team, Church Grounds Maintenance Team, Musicians, Singers, Altar Servers & Children’s Choir.  
Please contact the Parish Office with your name, phone no. & address on Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-2pm or contact the Sacristan after Mass.
Children’s Liturgy:  Continues each Sunday at 10am Mass.  
Children from Junior Infants to First Class are welcome.
New Parents required to help.  
Please contact Rita  087-2362455.
Mornington Gospel Choir are recruiting new members.  
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Pat on 086 879 5101.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul  

St. Vincent de Paul  For Assistance Ring 1800 677 777
If you wish to make a financial contribution please ring 087-2542408.
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society exists to help
students on their journey to Priesthood.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month in the Parish Rooms, Mornington at 8pm.  
New members are welcome.

Priesthood in Our Diocese
Priesthood is a gift from God that brings us to God.  It is a call less ordinary and beautiful.  
It is a ministry that goes out from the altar of the Lord’s Presence to those sick at home or in hospital, to the young in search of meaning and to those seeking hope.  Without the Priesthood we cannot have Mass or the Sacraments; the very person of Christ among us.  May
every family in our parish with a son never fear God’s call.  Let us continue to pray that young men will offer themselves to the Lord in his service.
Vocations in Diocese of Meath:
Fr Tony Gonoude,Vocations Director for the Diocese of Meath, will celebrate Mass for Vocations to the Sacred Priesthood in St Oliver's Church, Navan (C15NC83) on Friday 6th October at 7.30 pm.  In the Homily we will reflect on Christ, Priest and Teacher.  
Live from Facebook Page:  DioceseOfMeathVocations  
Vocations Contact Details:  Website:  www.meathvocations.com
Instagram Acount:  diocseofmeathvocations
Email:  vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie,   
Contact:  Vocations Director Fr Tony Gonoude Tel: 044 9373923
O Lord, my God, You renew the Church in every age by raising up priests outstanding in holiness, living witnesses of Your unchanging Love.  In Your Plan for our salvation You provide shepherds for Your people.  Fill the hearts of young men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer Your call generously.  Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example.  Raise up worthy priests for Your Altars and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. Give the Church more priests and keep them faithful in their love and service.  May many young men choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of Your people in our Diocese.  Amen.

Church Grounds Maintenance Team

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

Suggestions for Your Parish:
In order to help Fr. Ciprian and the Parish Pastoral Assembly to identify the pastoral needs of the Parish, a suggestion box has been placed in the Church.
We welcome suggestions from all parishioners.
All suggestions must be signed.

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.

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 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.

2023/2024 Parish Preparation Programme for First Communion

Details will be published in the coming weeks.

Mornington Parish / Do This In Memory
Parish Based Preparation Programme for First Penance & First Communion

2023/2024 Parish Preparation Programme for Confirmation

Details will be published in the coming weeks.

Mornington Parish / Confirming Our Children
Parish Based Preparation Programme for Confirmation

Mornington, Co. Meath  -  Tel. (041) 9827384  -  office@morningtonchurch.com
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