24 January 2021

 

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REVISED WEEKEND MASS TIMES

A requirement for the recommencement of Masses is that services should not exceed one hour (including entrance and exit times) and that there should be at least one hour between services to allow for cleaning, ventilation and to avoid crowding or overlap.

To meet this requirement, Mass times will be revised in the Parish commencing weekend of Sunday December 13th. 

Vigil Masses: 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm.

Day Masses: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm.

Durrow: 11:30 am.

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.

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Tuesday 8th. is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Mass times are as follows: Vigil 6:00 pm Monday; Tuesday: 7:45 am, 10:00 am & 1:10 pm.  No evening Mass.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 12:00 midnight & 12:00 midnight in Durrow.

Christmas Day: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 11:30 am in  Durrow.

Tickets will be required for all Christmas & weekend Masses. Tickets for Christmas Masses will be available from the Parish Centre from Monday December 14th. and will be given on a first come basis. Prior booking is not possible.

SUNDAYS OF ADVENT

Rosary and Benediction continues in the Church of the Assumption at 6:00 pm.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Those who had their Baptisms postponed during Level-5 lock down should contact the Parish Secretary to make new arrangements. Ph.: 0579321587

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. 

VOCATIONS NOTICE

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

TICKETS FOR WEEKEND MASSES

We are resuming our ticket system for all weekend Masses so as to control the numbers in the church and in each section of the church.  This is for the safety of those attending Mass.  Tickets for Masses are available in the Parish Centre. We request your continued co-operation.  We value the opportunity of being able to come to church and support one another as a community.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Envelopes € 1,574.00
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.

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUETS

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

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

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.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

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   

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

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  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

New Link: You may notice the Shalom TV Media Gallery icon at the bottom of the Front Page: It looks like this:

 Shalom copy

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.