Our Parishes – Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete

    Three neighbouring parishes working together - Trí paróistí comharsanacha ag obair le chéile St. Mary's Church, Edgeworthstown, Meathas Troim Our Lady's Manor Church, Edgeworthstown St. Mary's Church, Rathowen, Ráth Eoghan St. Mary's Church, Streete (Boherquill), An tSráid

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    Parishes Working Together

    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.

    Calendar 2018

    Calendar 2018

    Catholic Traditions Calendar - Pope Francis

    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

    Mass Times and Church Notices
    Including services for our new communities -
    Syro Malabar Mass / Polish Masses / Slovakian Mass / African Mass

    Mass Times and Church Notices

    Mass Times This Week:


    St. Mary’s
    The Manor
    St. Mary’s
    St. Mary’s
    Streete (Boherquill)
    Sunday August 19th
    20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Cycle B
    10.00 a.m.
    12 noon
    11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.
    Monday 11.00 a.m. 7.00 p.m.
    Tuesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
    Wednesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
    Thursday 11.00 a.m.
    Friday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
    Saturday Vigil Mass 7.00 p.m. 11.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.

    August Sunday Masses:
    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: Sunday 11.00 a.m.
    St. Mary’s Boherquill: Saturday vigil 8.00 p.m.

    Masses on Sunday August 26th (Papal Visit)
    In order to allow priests and people attend Mass with Pope Francis in the Pheonix Park there will be no 12.00 Mass on Sunday August 26th.
    Masses as usual at 7.00 p.m. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th at 10.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church and 11.00 a.m. in Our Ladys Manor.

    Eucharistic Adoration
    Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):
    Each week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after morning Mass until 8.00 p.m.
    Streete (Boherquill):
    Friday 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.

    Three months notice must be given to the Parish and to the State.
    Pre Marriage course is required – ACCORD.

    By arrangement.

    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.

    The Presbetry
    St. Mary’s Church
    Dublin Road

    Phone no. 043 6671046
    E-mail edgeworthstownparish@gmail.com

    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.

    Polish Masses
    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

    Slovakian Mass
    Second Saturday of month @ 4.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral.
    Contact: Fr. Eugeen Ribinski.

    African Mass
    Second Sunday of month @ 5.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral.
    Contact: Fr. Joseph Okere, The Presbytery, Longford.

    Sick or Housebound?
    ~ Live Mass Streaming ~

    Live Mass Streaming

    St. Mel’s Cathedral
    Click HERE to watch Daily Masses:
    Monday – Saturday: 8am, 10am, (November, Advent, Lent 7.30pm)
    Saturday Vigil 7.30pm
    Sunday: 8am, 10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm

    Knock Basilica
    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).

    Church Services Live TV
    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 ~ Recent Deaths

    Recent Baptisms and Deaths

    We welcomed the following children into our Christian commmunity in recent weeks:
    ~ January 2018 ~

  • Louis Coleman Skelly, Skerries & Edgeworthstown
  • Amanda Pasanova, Shannon Park
  • Darragh Thomas McEntee, Cranley and Lucan
  • Alex Michael Hussey, Carrickboy
    ~ February ~

  • Luka Vincent Daly, Bracklin
  • Ema Dapkus, Devine Crescent
  • Thomas Sean Reynolds, Gneeve
    ~ March ~

  • Jason Daniel Greene and Megan Kate Greene, River Park, Edgeworthstown
  • Noel Patrick Brian Stokes, Corboy
    ~ April ~

  • Maya Ogbodu Idomele, Back of Main Street
  • Milo Noel Heslin, Chestnut View and Dublin
  • Lawrence James Goehlert, Chestnut View and Dubai
  • Ava Maria O’Kane, Abhainn Glas
  • Saoirse Laura Harvey, Garryandrew and Essex
  • Charlie Salinger, Cloverwell Close
  • John Paul Comiskey, Shannon Park
  • Mia-Rose Burke Jones, Wolfe Tone Court
    ~ May ~

  • Bryan Machado, Lisogue
  • Lylah Rose McEntire Whelan, Springtown, Granard
    ~ June ~

  • Charlie Michael Mulkearns, Cam
  • Sean Christopher Nolan, St. Patrick’s Terrace
  • Jake Damian Wenman, Cloverwell
  • Mason Niall Kenny, Devine Crescent
    ~ July ~

  • Vayda Brenda Lynch, The Avenue, Mullinga
  • Ava Kate Walker, Lisnanagh
  • Jayla Josephine Nina Wenman, Kilbride Park
  • Michael Dennis Stokes, Oakvale, Longford
    ~ August ~

  • Robert Owen Holwett, Coolamber and Lucan
  • Brooke Nova Gilchriest, Devine Crescent
  • Lucy Margaret McLoughlin, Kilsallagh
  • Amelia Rose Conway Kenny, Lackan and Royal Canal Avenue, Longford
    Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-
    ~ January 2018 ~

  • Nan Hughes (nee Keenan), London, formerly St. Patrick’s Terrace
  • Sr. Columba Rattigan, Our Lady’s Manor
  • Patsy Owens, Kilmore, Streete
    ~ February ~

  • Ciara Conefrey
  • Fr. Ned O’Hara, Lisryan
    ~ March ~

  • Ellen Cully nee McLoughlin, Bracklin who died recently in New York
  • Kathleen Mullen, formerly of Abbeylara who died recently in Manchester
  • Luke Kiernan, Boherquill
  • Joan Duffy, Dublin and Coolamber Manor
  • Sean Reilly, brother of Oliver Reilly, Coralanna, who died recently in America
    ~ April ~

  • Helen Kearney, Granard Street
  • Josie Carroll, Aughafin
  • Lily O’Farrell, Corboy
  • Nora McLoughlin, wife of James McLoughlin, formerly of Granard St., who died in London on Monday 9th April. Burial will take place in London
    ~ May ~

  • Thomas (Tommy) Keenaan, Aughnageera
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Devine, Kenagh, formerly of St. Patrick’s Terrace
  • Brendan MaGuire, Rathowen
  • Eugene Heavey, Ardagh Parish who died recently in North Carolina
  • Brian (Barney) McBride, Glenageary, Dublin and formerly Edgeworthstown
    ~ June ~

  • Tommy Keary, originally from Clonkeen who died recently in Canada
  • Eileen Loughrey (nee Heavey), Cadamstown, Broadford, Co. Kildare and formerly of Edgeworthstown
  • Sr. Reena Dawson, Shalom
  • Colin Donegan, Lisnagrish
  • Thomas Kearney, Granard Street
    ~ July ~

  • Tom Blessington, Lisryan
  • Sean Nolan, Devine Crescent
  • Patrick (Paddy) Kiernan, Cam
    ~ August ~

  • Rachel McHugh, Rinnenny
    Requiescant in Pace
    Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim
    May they rest in peace and rise in glory

    Rotas (AUGUST)



    Saturday 7.00p.m: Pat Appleford, Mary Kelly McGrath
    Sunday 10.00 a.m.: Ruth McKeon, Maria Noonan
    Sunday 12 noon: Emma O’Reilly, Colm O’Reilly

    Saturday 7.00p.m: Sr. Maureen Brennan, Sandra Durkan, Margaret Kelly
    Sunday 10.00 a.m.: Liz Brady, Orla Noonan, John Cahill
    Sunday 12.00 noon: Mary Kelly McGrath, Colm O’Reilly, Yvonne Tuite

    Readings for today

    Readings for Today

    (Courtesy Irish Bishops Conference):

    Click for today’s Mass readings

    Thought for the week - from our Parish Newsletter

    Thought for this Week

    (Courtesy Fr. Tom Cox)
    Sunday Newsletter 19-08-18 Thought For This Week

    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


    ~ for websites of local interest see Community Notes pages ~


    Diocesan website:


    Knock Shrine website :
    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).
    Knock Shrine

    You can also watch previous ceremonies on the Knock Shrine YouTube Channel
    YouTube Logo


    Accord website :

    Picture - Accord


    St. Vincent de Paul website :

    Picture - SVP


    Safeguarding website :

    Picture - Safeguarding


    General Register Office website :

    Picture - Gro Ireland


    World Meeting of Families 2018 website :

    World Meeting of Families 2018

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    Trócaire Romero Family Award:

    The Trócaire Romero Award highlights the efforts of people in Ireland and across the world to raise awareness of human rights violations and support people who are experiencing hardship.