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Parishes Working Together – Edgeworthstown – Rathowen – Streete
The three Roman Catholic parishes of St. Mary’s serve the adjacent communities of Edgeworthstown, County Longford and Streete and Rathowen, both in County Westmeath. We share a rich historic, cultural and literary tradition, counting Maria Edgeworth, Oliver Goldsmith and Oscar Wilde among those that lived or visited here. To this day there continues a vibrant and talented music, drama and written tradition, most delightfully practiced by our youngest generation.
Na trí paróistí Caitliceacha Rómhánacha Naomh Muire freastal ar na pobail in aice na Meathas Troim, Contae an Longfoirt agus Streete agus Ráth Eoghain, i gContae na hIarmhí. Roinnimid traidisiún stairiúil, cultúrtha agus liteartha saibhir, comhaireamh Maria Edgeworth, Oliver Goldsmith agus Oscar Wilde i measc iad siúd a raibh cónaí nó thug cuairt anseo. Go dtí an lá, tá fós le ceol bríomhar agus cumasach, drámaíocht agus traidisiún scríofa, an chuid is mó iontais chleachtadh ag ár ghlúin is óige.
Throughout the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois neighbouring parishes have been asked to explore ways of co-operating together which could lead to better communication and a better use of personnel and resources in providing the best possible service to our people. With this in mind our parishes of Edgeworthstown, Streete and Rathowen have begun a journey of exploration together.
Le linn an Deoise Ardach agus Chluain Mhic Nóis paróistí comharsanacha iarradh ar bhealaí comhoibriú le chéile a d’fhéadfadh bheith ina chúis le cumarsáid níos fearr agus úsáid níos fearr pearsanra agus acmhainní chun an tseirbhís is fearr is féidir a sholáthar dár ndaoine iniúchadh. Sin san áireamh inár bparóistí de Meathas Troim, Streete agus Ráth Eoghain tá tús curtha turas taiscéalaíochta chéile.
Saturday 6th Epiphany
Thursday 18th to 25th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 29th to 2nd February Catholic Schools Week:
Theme – Called to be a Family of Families
Thursday 1st Feast of St. Brigid
Friday 2nd Candlemas Day – blessing of candles
Saturday 3rd Feast of St. Blaise – blessing of throats
Wednesday 14th Ash Wednesday
Saturday 24th Confirmation Boherquill @ 3.00 p.m.
Saturday 24th Confirmation Rathowen @ 11.00 a.m.
Friday 9th Confirmation Edgeworthstown @ 4.00 p.m.
Saturday 17th St. Patrick’s Day
Wednesday 21st First Confession Edgeworthstown @ 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 25th Palm Sunday
Friday 30th Good Friday
Sunday 1st Easter Sunday
Wednesday 9th First Confession Rathowen @ 8.00 p.m.
Thursday 10th First Confession Boherquill @ 8.00 p.m.
Sunday 13th First Holy Communion Rathowen @ 11.00 a.m.
Saturday 12th First Holy Communion Edgeworthstown @ 12.00 noon
Sunday 20th Pentecost Sunday
Sunday 20th First Holy Communion Boherquill @ 11.00 a.m.
Sunday 3rd Cemetery Sunday Russagh
Sunday 10th Cemetery Sunday Rathaspic
Sunday 1st Streete Blessing of graves after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Streete and Rathowen
Sunday 1st Cemetery Sunday Aughafin @ 12.00 noon
Sunday 2nd Cemetery Sunday Streete @ 11.00 a.m.
Wednesday 15th Assumption of Our Lady
Tuesday 21st to Sunday 26th World Meeting of Families 2018
Thursday 1st All Saints
Sunday 2nd 1st Sunday of Advent
Saturday 8th Immaculate Conception
Tuesday 25th Christmas
Trócaire provides humanitarian assistance and long-term support to communities in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Last year, 2.6 million people directly benefited from our overseas programmes. In Ireland, we raise awareness about the root causes of poverty and inequality, and campaign on justice issues.
Trocaire boxes are available in our churches from this weekend.
Including services for our new communities -
Syro Malabar Mass / Polish Masses / Slovakian Mass / African Mass
Mass Times and Church Notices
Mass Times This Week:
| The Manor
4th Sunday of Easter
|11.00 a.m.||11.00 a.m.|
|Monday||11.00 a.m.||7.00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11.00 a.m.||8.00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11.00 a.m.||9.30 a.m.|
|Thursday||11.00 a.m.||9.30 a.m.|
|Friday||11.00 a.m.||9.30 a.m.
|Saturday||Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m.||11.00 a.m.||Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m.|
St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown: Saturday vigil 7.00 p.m. Sunday 10.00 a.m. & 12 noon
The Manor, Edgeworthstown: Sunday 11.00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Rathowen: Saturday 11.00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Boherquill: Saturday vigil 8.00 p.m.
Each week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after morning Mass until 8.00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 to 10.30 a.m.
Tuesday 7.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Friday 7.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Novena for our Country
Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Mass on Fridays in Rathowen and Boherquill from April 20th to May 25th as we pray that our country will always welcome and protect the wonderful gift of life.
“LIFE IS BOTH SACRED AND A HUMAN RIGHT” Bishop Francis Duffy.
First Confession: Wednesday March 21st @ 7.00 p.m.
First Holy Communion: Saturday May 12th @ 12.00 noon
St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown:
Ceremony Of Light for Confirmation class at the Vigil Mass on Saturday February 24th at 7.00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Rathowen:
Ceremony Of Light: (St. Mary’s & St. Thomas’s NS Rathowen) Thursday February 22nd @ 8.00 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation (Rathowen): Saturday February 24th @ 11.00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Boherquill:
Ceremony Of Light: (St. Fintan’s NS Lismacaffrey) Wednesday February 21st @ 8.00 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation (Boherqill): Saturday February 24th @ 3.00 p.m.
Three months notice must be given to the Parish and to the State.
Pre Marriage course is required – ACCORD.
Mass will be celebrated on Sunday July 1st in Aughafin cemetery at 12 noon.
This will replace the 12.00 Mass in St. Mary’s Church.
June 3rd – Blessing of graves in Russagh cemetery after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Rathowen church.
June 10th – Blessing of graves in Rathaspic cemetery after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Rathowen Church.
Collections will be taken up in both cemeteries to support their upkeep.
July 1st – Blessing of graves in Coolamber, Streete, Boherquill and Church cemetery after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Boherquill church.
Parish Secretary (Edgeworthstown):
If you wish to book Anniversary Masses.
Also if you wish to contribute to Offertory Collections and to Priests Dues by way of the weekly envelope system the parish secretary will include you.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Church
Phone no. 043 6671046
Services for our New Communities:
Syro Malabar Mass on every first Saturday of the month at 4.30 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.
Contact: Fr. Reji Kurian, The Presbytery, Longford.
First and third Sunday each month at 5.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.
Confession at 4.30 p.m. when Polish Mass is celebrated.
Polish website: www.duszpasterstwowathlone.org
Contact: Fr. Krzysztof Przanowski, Polish Chaplaincy, St. Mary’s Presbytery, Athlone
Second Saturday of month @ 4.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral.
Contact: Fr. Eugeen Ribinski.
Second Sunday of month @ 5.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral.
Contact: Fr. Joseph Okere, The Presbytery, Longford.
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Monday – Saturday: 8am, 10am, (November, Advent, Lent 7.30pm)
Saturday Vigil 7.30pm
Sunday: 8am, 10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
Click HERE to watch Daily Masses live at 12 noon & 3pm (Sundays) and 3pm (Weekdays) during the Pilgrimage Season (last Sunday in April to 2nd Sunday in October).
Click HERE to watch Mass or another service from a listing of live church services currently on or upcoming within the next two hours.
Churches are in Ireland (North and South) and England.
Recent Baptisms and Deaths
We welcomed the following children into our Christian commmunity in recent weeks:
~ January 2018 ~
~ February ~
~ March ~
~ April ~
Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-
~ January 2018 ~
~ February ~
~ March ~
~ April ~
Requiescant in Pace
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim
May they rest in peace and rise in glory
Saturday 7.00p.m: Anna Coyle, Dylan Cassidy
Sunday 10.00 a.m.: James McCormack, Betty Mulhaire
Sunday 12 noon: Niamh Cassidy, Noreen Grant
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Saturday 7.00p.m: Mairead Fulham, Marie Reilly, Kate O’Connor
Sunday 10.00 a.m.: Kathleen Dowler, Ita O’Farrell
Sunday 12 noon: Kate O’Donoghue, Emma O’Reilly, Yvonne Tuite
Readings for Today
(Courtesy Irish Bishops Conference):
Thought for this Week
(Courtesy Fr. Tom Cox)
Sunday Newsletter 22-04-18 Thought for this week
Choose Life 2018 Newsletters
Bishop Francis Duffy pastoral letter March '18
Life is precious
Amidst all the rich variety of life on earth, human life is cause for special wonder. We alone can contemplate the beauty around us. We alone can create art and music and literature to express this beauty. We alone can love one another.
Each human being has the capacity to experience and express this beauty and love in a unique way and, in doing so, to enrich others. We know that we did not create the beauty and the love around us. We know that we did not create ourselves.
When we say that human life is sacred we are recognising something that is sensed not only by religious people but by everyone who appreciates the wonder of human life. As human beings we depend on one another and so others have the right to expect something from us – it is the right to be recognised and respected and never to be treated as less than he or she is. That is true at every moment of our life – from its first beginnings to its natural end.
Every human life is beautiful, every human life is precious. Choose Life!
CHOOSE LIFE 2018 NEWSLETTERS:
Choose Life 2018 is a new weekly newsletter for parishes,
It is designed to encourage discussion in families on the value of every human life.
Each week the newsletter will follow the development of ‘Baby Bump’ based on the milestones from conception to 12 weeks gestation. Choose Life 2018 will also feature prayers, testimonies, questions and answers and links to helpful resources on the right to life.
ChooseLife2018 Issue 1
ChooseLife2018 Issue 2
ChooseLife2018 Issue 3
ChooseLife2018 Issue 4
ChooseLife2018 Issue 5
ChooseLife2018 Issue 6
ChooseLife2018 Issue 7
ChooseLife2018 Issue 8
ChooseLife2018 Issue 9
Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois - Knock Shrine - Accord - St. Vincent de Paul - Safeguarding - General Register Office - World Meeting of Families 2018 - The Trócaire Romero Award
Daily Masses are available to watch live at 12 noon & 3pm (Sundays) and 3pm (Weekdays) during the Pilgrimage Season (last Sunday in April to 2nd Sunday in October).