24 January 2021


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The Church of the Assumption will remain open throughout level 5 for private prayer including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Prayer of St John Henry Newman
May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the
evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over 
and our work is done. Then in His love and mercy may he give us and all our
beloved a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.


BAPTISM: Baptisms Not taking place at the moment.  Check with the Parish Office.

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays in Day Chapel. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 


The Diocesan Vocations Team has a new Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations   & a new Instagram Account:  dioceseofmeathvocations, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Ph Fr Tony Gonoude 044 9373923


The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home due to the pandemic. In the month of November, the Church has two traditional means of obtaining a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory.

1.  The first is to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead during the Octave of All Saints’ Day, which is Nov. 1-8.This year, the Vatican decreed that this plenary indulgence can be obtained on any day in November.

2.  The second plenary indulgence is connected to the Feast of All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2 and can be received by those who visit a church or oratory on that day and recite the Our Father and the Creed.

The Vatican said that this plenary indulgence has also been extended and is available to Catholics throughout the month of November to reduce crowds.Both indulgences must include the three ordinary conditions and full detachment from sin. The ordinary conditions of an indulgence are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the pope.The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by recitingprayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.They must also spiritually unite themselves to other Catholics, be completely detached from sin, and have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible.


Click here for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.


Envelopes € 5,870.00
Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.


A selection od Christmas Mass Bouquets is now available from the Parish Centre. 


ALONE manage 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).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.


BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   


MABS ( a free, confidential service for people who have problems with money management): National Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  


From today you will notice the Shalom TV Media Gallery icon at the bottom of the Front Page: It looks like this:

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This letter from Shalom World explains what it is and how you can use it:

Dear Father Joe,

Hope you and your parishioners are keeping safe and healthy!

I am pleased to write to you on behalf of Shalom World ministries. Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family https://shalomworld.org/.

Given the COVID-19 precautionary measures, our churches are inaccessible for the faithful. Participation in the daily sacraments is beyond reach for them. Shalom World TV, a Catholic media ministry of the Shalom Ministries, is an official partner with the Vatican and is authorized to telecast papal liturgies directly via its free high-definition television channel. Shalom World is committed to producing free yet high-quality Catholic content such as Daily Mass, devotionals, shows, music, youth programs, children’s programs, conventions, retreats, and cultural exchange segments. The programming is absolutely free and can be watched live or on-demand. The most recent addition, in response to COVID-19, is a 4th channel to the existing 3 channels, for exclusive live telecast of daily Holy Mass around the clock, with special prayers for an end to coronavirus .

We are broadcasting Daily Mass Live from Saints Peter and Paul's Church, Portlaoise, Co. Laois at 10:00 am everyday during this challenging time.

Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is our patron in Ireland  and Shalom World is endorsed by Catholic leaders from around the globe .

As a parish, your parishioners can now access Shalom World TV via the Shalom Media Gallery tool that can be integrated into the parish website in simple, easy steps. When parishioners visit the parish website, the floating icon will only be a click away to their favourite programs without ever leaving the parish site.