Our Parishes – Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete


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Parish Calendar 2020 & 2021 - Holy Days, Bank Holidays and School/Parish Days of Note

~ January ~

  • Tuesday 1st January – New Year’s Day (public holiday)
  • Sunday 6th January – Epiphany of the Lord

~ February ~

  • 17th February – Ash Wednesday

~ March ~

  • Wednesday 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day (also a public holiday)
  • Wednesday 24th March – First Confession (Edgeworthstown)

~ April ~

  • Sunday 27th March – Palm Sunday
  • Thursday 31st March – Holy Thursday
  • Friday 1st April – Good Friday (not a public holiday)
  • Saturday 11th April – Holy Saturday
  • Sunday 12th April – Easter Sunday
  • Monday 13th April – Easter Monday (public holiday)

~ May ~

  • Monday 3rd May – May Day (public holiday)
  • Saturday 8th May -Sacrament of Confirmation (Edgeworthstown)
  • Thursday May 13th – Ascension Thursday, Holy Day of Obligation, celebrated on Sunday May 16th
  • Sunday May 23rd – Pentecost Sunday

~ June ~

  • Monday 7th June – June Bank Holiday (public holiday)
  • Thursday 3rd June – Corpus Christi, celebrated on Sunday June 6th

~ July ~

~ August ~

  • Monday 2nd August – August Bank Holiday (public holiday)
  • Sunday 15th August – Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

~ September ~

~ October ~

  • Monday 25th October – October Bank Holiday (public holiday)

~ November ~

  • Monday 1st November – All Saints Day
  • Sunday 28th November – 1st Sunday of Advent

~ December ~

  • Wednesday 8th December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Saturday 25th December – Christmas Day (also public holiday)
  • Sunday 26th December – St. Stephen’s Day (public holiday)
Mass Times and Church Notices

Mass Times and Church Notices

Mass Times This Week:

St. Mary’s
The Manor
St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s
Streete (Boherquill)
Feast of Christ the King
Cycle B 21/11/2021
9.00 a.m. live & via webcam
11.00 a.m. live & via webcam
10.00 a.m. Mass is
live and live streamed on
Rathowen Community Development
Facebook Page
Monday 11.00 a.m. live & via webcam
Tuesday 11.00 a.m. live & via webcam 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 11.00 a.m. live & via webcam 9.30 a.m.
Thursday 11.00 a.m. live & via webcam 9.30 a.m.
Friday 11.00 a.m. live & via webcam 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m.
7.00 p.m.
Both live & via webcam
8.00 p.m.
A webcam has recently been installed in the Parish Church in Edgeworthstown. This means that the local parish community will be able to be united again in prayer albeit in a virtual manner. The webcam will be especially useful in this difficult time of lockdown but will also have a long term benefit for the housebound and for those who live far away who wish to participate in our parish ceremonies.
The webcam will be accessible from Monday 22nd February at:
churchtv.ie -> Longford -> Edgeworthstown
or via link on the home page of this website


Sunday Mass Times from January 2020 (except during periods of Covid-19 lockdown):
Vigil Mass Saturday evening: Edgeworthstown @ 7.00 p.m. & Boherquill @ 8.00 p.m.
Sunday Morning: Rathowen @ 10.00 a.m. & Edgeworthstown @ 11.00 a.m.
Mass times will remain the same throughout the year.

Sunday morning Rathowen Mass at 10.00 a.m. is live streamed on Rathowen Community Development Facebook page

From Sunday May 23rd there will be three weekend Masses at St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown:-
Saturday @ 7.00 p.m.
Sunday @ 9.00 a.m. & 11.00 a.m.
When the restrictions ease we will revert to one Sunday morning Mass @ 11.00 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration this week:

    Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):

  • Monday to Friday 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 noon

  • Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.


Easing of Covid Restrictions
The Government issued the following on 19th October 2021, in relation to places of worship:
“Religious services and weddings can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place”
It is important that we take a cautious approach to further reopening.

The following protective measures are recommended:
(a) Encourage those with symptoms not to attend church
(b) Have sanitisers available at the doors
(c) Social distancing to continue
(d) One way systems to continue
(e) Wearing of face coverings to continue
(f) The Celebrant and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to wear face coverings
and sanitise hands before and after distribution
(g) No handshake as a sign of peace
(h) Communion on the hand only
(i) Ventilation of the church
(j) Choirs may sing while observing the guidelines of the HPSC – have a socially distant
performance following risk assessmen
– Diocesan Office


Legion of Mary
Meeting every Thursday at 11.30 p.m. in the parish hall, Edgeworthstown (behind the church). New members are always very welcome.


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
Co. Longford.

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

Services for our new communities
Polish / Czech / Syro Malabar / Africa
I am Polish. Where can I attend Mass in Polish?

Polish Mass is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month at 5.00 p.m. in St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford
Confession 4.30 p.m. when Polish Mass is celebrated.
Contact: Fr. Krzysztof Przanowski, Polish Chaplaincy, St. Mary’s Presbytery, Athlone.
E-Mail kprzanowski@gmail.com
Polish website: www.duszpasterstwowathlone.org

Jestem Polakiem. Gdzie mogę uczęszczać na Mszę po polsku?
Msza polska odprawiana jest w pierwszą i trzecią niedzielę każdego miesiąca o godzinie 17.00. w katedrze św. Mel w Longford
Spowiedź o 16.30 kiedy odprawiana jest polska Msza św.
Kontakt: ks. Krzysztof Przanowski, Duszpasterstwo Polskie, Prezbiterium Mariackie, Athlone.
E-mail: kprzanowski@gmail.com
Polska strona internetowa: www.duszpasterstwowathlone.org



I am Slovakian. Where can I attend Mass in Slovak?
Slovakian Mass is celebrated on the second Saturday of each month at 4.00 p.m. in St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford
Contact: Fr. Eugeen Ribinski, The Presbytery, Cathedral, Longford. E-Mail: stmelcathedral@eircom.net

Som slovenský. Kde môžem navštevovať mše v slovenčine?
Slovenská slávnosť sa slávi v druhej sobotu v mesiaci o 16.00 hod. v katedrále sv. Mel v Longforde
Kontakt: Fr. Eugeen Ribinski The Presbytery, Cathedral, Longford. E-Mail: stmelcathedral@eircom.net


Syro Malabar

I am from Kerala, India. Where can I attend Syro Malabar Mass?
Syro Malabar Mass is celebrated on every first Saturday of the month at 4.30 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.
Contact: Fr. Reji Kurian, The Presbytery, Cathedral, Longford. E-mail: frrejimcbs@gmail.com
Visit http://syromalabar.ie the website of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Dublin.

ഞാൻ കേരളത്തിൽ നിന്നാണ്. സീറോ മലബാർ മാസ്സിനടുത്ത് ഞാൻ എവിടെ നിന്ന് പോകണം?
സീറോ മലബാർ മാസ്സ് എല്ലാ ശനിയാഴ്ചയും വൈകുന്നേരം 4.30 ന് ആഘോഷിക്കുന്നു. സെന്റ് മെൽസ് കത്തീഡ്രൽ, ലോങ്ഫോർഡ്.
ബന്ധപ്പെടുക: ഫാ. റെജി കുര്യൻ, ദി പ്രസ്ബൂറ്ററി, ലോങ്ഫോർഡ്.
ഡബ്ലിനിലെ സീറോ മലബാർ കാത്തലിക് പള്ളി വെബ്സൈറ്റിൽ http://syromalabar.ie സന്ദർശിക്കുക
ñān kēraḷattil ninnāṇ. sīṟēā malabār mās'sinaṭutt ñān eviṭe ninn pēākaṇaṁ?
sīṟēā malabār mās's ellā śaniyāḻcayuṁ vaikunnēraṁ 4.30 n āghēāṣikkunnu. senṟ mels kattīḍral, lēāṅphēārḍ.
bandhappeṭuka: phā. ṟeji kuryan, di prasbūṟṟaṟi, lēāṅphēārḍ.
ḍablinile sīṟēā malabār kāttalik paḷḷi vebsaiṟṟil http://syromalabar.ie sandarśikkuka.


African Mass

I am from Africa. Where can I attend African Mass?
African Mass is celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at 5.00 p.m. in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.
Contact: Fr. Joseph Okere, The Presbytery, Longford. E-mail: marvellousjoe@yahoo.ca


Recent Baptisms ~ Recent Deaths

Recent Baptisms and Deaths

We welcomed the following children into our Christian community in recent weeks:

    ~ January ~
    ~ February ~
    ~ March ~
    ~ April ~
    ~ May ~
    ~ June ~

  • Cillian Padraig McEntee, Ballinree
  • Eleanor Rosemary Coyle, Aughafin
  • Rian James Murray, Abhainn Glas
    ~ July ~

  • Mathilda Tamara Fakeye, Bracklin Park
    ~ August ~

  • Breifne Ben Galligan, Carrickboy, Co Cavan
  • Emilee Maura Barden, Garryandrew
  • Aiobheann Amelia Harvey, Garryandrew and Essex
  • India Noeleen Halpin, Shannon Park
  • Olivia Elizabeth Noonan, Dublin Road
    ~ September ~

  • Robin Bea Clyne, Aughafin
  • Simon David McLoughlin, Cabinteely, Dublin
  • Adam Stephen Donnelly, Kilbride Park
  • JJ Desmond Donnelly, Abbeylara
    ~ October ~

  • Kevin Francis Wykes, Lisnanagh
  • Ella Sharon Lorraine O’Kane, Abhainn Glas
    ~ November ~

  • Madison Aria Corcoran, Marian Avenue
  • Zoey Paige Corcoran, Marian Avenue
  • Eoin Kelly, Coolarty, Granard
  • Ally Elizabeth Garvey, Ballinree
  • Anthony Andrew Joseph Healy, Clonwhelan
  • Donnacha John Noonan, Aughafin

Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-

~ January 2021 ~

  • Paul Keenan, Empor, Ballynacarrigy & formerly of Barne, Edgeworthstown
  • Eugene McGerr, Aughafin
  • Jean Branigan, Rathowen

~ February 2021 ~

  • Lisa Moran. Pearse View, Kilsallagh
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Hughes, Station House, Edgeworthstown

~ March 2021 ~

  • Jack Colgan, Kiltykeary, Edgeworthstown
  • Sr. Elizabeth Brady, Our Lady’s Manor
  • Irene Brady, Garryandrew

~ April ~

  • William (Billy) Kelly, Lisnageeragh
  • Lily Duck, Joanstown, Rathowen
  • Fintan Joseph O’Brien (father of Geraldine Tighe)

~ May ~

  • Bridget Farrell, Cranleybeg
  • Gretta Dunne, Lisryan
  • Frank (Phonsie) Mitchell, Kilsallagh
  • Anton Balog, Abhainn Glas
  • Elizabeth Mulligan, Our Lady’s Manor and Midara Gardens, Longford

~ June ~

~ July ~

  • Antoinette Foley, Abhainn Glas

~ August ~

  • Noel Walsh, Garryandrew

~ September ~

  • Declan Walsh, Sligo and Garryandrew
  • Betty McCabe (nee Reilly), Collinstown and formerly Cloncaugh
  • Patrick (Paddy) Casey, Newtownbond
  • Eileen Kane, Glenoughal, Goshen and Oceanside, New York

~ October ~

  • Nora McGerr, Aughafin
  • Molly Hussey, Devine Crescent
  • Pauline Flood, London and Garryandrew
  • Sean Brennan, Culloge and Longford
  • Jimmy Walker, Coolarty

~ November ~

  • John Joe Flood, Garryandrew

Requiescat in Pace
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim
May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside usFarrell every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.

Jesus, thank you for destroying death so I may live forever!




Saturday 7.00 p.m.: Tadhg Murtagh
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Niamh Gogan, David Greene

Saturday 7.00 p.m: Diane Spilllane, Lauren McKeon
Sunday 9.00 a.m. Mairead Fulham
Sunday 11.00 a.m: Emma Reilly, Ita Farrell


6th Michael Fagan
13th Geraldine Gilligan
20th Alice Nerney
27th Orla O’Hara

Please arrange a substitute if you cannot be present

Readings for today

Readings for Today

(Courtesy Irish Bishops Conference):

Click for today’s Mass readings

Thought for the week - from our Parish Newsletter
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

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Accord website :

Picture - Accord


St. Vincent de Paul website :

Picture - SVP


Safeguarding website :

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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.