21 July 2017

Hail Mary, Full of grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou
Amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.
 Amen

 PeterAndPaul

 

PROFESSION OF FAITH
for the sanctity of Marriage and the Protection of family Life and values, St Peters & Pauls Church Athlone, Sat 16, 2pm Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, 4.00pm Mass. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 
Congratulations to the children from Scoil Bhríde who received the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday, 3rd May.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 
This month’s Padre Pio Mass, on Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm, falls on the Vigil of Our Lady of Fatima.  Our Lady came to Fatima in 1917 to call her children to her Immaculate Heart. She asked us to pray the Rosary for peace.  This month’s Mass will conclude with the Rosary and Benediction, during which the parish and our country will be dedicated to Mary's Immaculate Heart.  We will pray especially for the protection of the Family.

MAY DAY CAKE SALE & RAFFLE   ~   THANKS 
We would like to thank and congratulate the ladies committee and helpers for the successful running of their cake sale & raffle.  We also want to thank all the people who donated cakes or supported and helped in any way. This event raised €6965 and when you add the €3300 raised by this committee at the Christmas Bazaar it comes to a total of €10265.  Well done to all concerned.  There were 45 prizes in total.
The winners of the first three prizes are as follows: 
1st Prize Shane Murray, Charleville Parade;
2nd Prize Pat Kearns, Coolnahiley  
3rd Prize  Patti McCann, Arden Vale.                   

PILGRIMAGES 
1. 
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA;  30 July-6 August, €699 full board, ph Fr John Nally 087 4114450, Pat Kidney 086 3192399 or 057 9352553, P.J. Smyth 086 8796190.
2. MEDJUGORJE 7 DAY PILGRIMAGE:  Departs Wed 19 Aug, 2015. €659 all in per person sharing.  Ph  Michael  086 8157305.
3. PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND FROM MEATH DIOCESE:  4th. - 12th. Sept.  Cost €1250 plus tax, ph 01 8783111 or Kingscourt office 042 9667314 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
4. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828.
5. C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 2nd. May.  Ph.  A .Boland for details 0877914828.

POLISH MASS
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in Polish at 2.30pm in the Church of the Assumption on the 4th Sunday of every month. 

NEXT BAPTISMS 
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd May & Sun 7th June in Tullamore & Sun 14th June in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 20th May. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.00pm.
  

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PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tues 12, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All welcome.

ROSARY Wed 13, 8.15pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd.  All are welcome.

NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL, Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre, Clonmacnois, Fri 15.  Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow. Finishes at 2.10am.  All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.

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In spring in 1916 Lucia Dos Santos age 9, and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6 respectively, were at a meadow with their sheep in (hamlet of Fatima). It started raining, and they hid in a small cave to escape the rain. After the rain stopped and the sun came out, they stayed in the cave to eat their lunch, say the rosary and play a game of jacks.

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