Lent is a forty day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday.
It commemorates the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning His public ministry where He endured temptation.
In Lent, through prayer, penance, acts of charity and self-denial, we are called to renew our Christian life in preparation for Easter.

Ref: https://www.catholicbishops.ie

During Lent please consider supporting Trocaire - you will find Trocaire boxes in our churches.
Trócaire is the Irish language word for “compassion”. For 50 years Trócaire has put the compassion of Irish people into action.
Last year Trócaire brought support and relief to 1.58 million people across 23 countries living in poverty, conflict and injustice.
Trócaire is an agency of the Irish Catholic Church. We are the Irish member of the Caritas Internationalis Federation.
Ref: https://www.trocaire.ie.


Irish Episcopal Conference Message regarding the Referendums on March 8th
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St. Mary's Church, Edgeworthstown, Meathas Troim

St. Mary's Church, Edgeworthstown, Meathas Troim

St. Mary's Church, Rathowen, Ráth Eoghan

St. Mary's Church, Rathowen, Ráth Eoghan



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Firstly a hearty welcome to all who have moved into our parishes in recent times!

Many thanks for visiting our Parish website. This site has been designed with three aims:

Firstly to aid the work of our priests in our parishes in preaching the word of Jesus and their teaching of His message to us.

Secondly to aid parents, children and adults as our children and young adults prepare for the Sacraments and also for adults who are preparing for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Our Lady's Manor, Edgeworthstown (Reinheimer photo)

Our Lady's Manor, Edgeworthstown
(Reinheimer photo)

St. Mary's Church, Streete (Boherquill), An tSráid

St. Mary's Church, Streete (Boherquill), An tSráid

Thirdly to reflect the wider community among whom we live and the various activities and organisations that go to make up our community. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of faiths and origins in our multi-faith and multi-ethnic community.

We invite your views and contributions on church and parish life. Also as this site was built with limited resources there may be aspects that could be improved - do let us know.

Feel free to e-mail us at edgeworthstownparish@gmail.com


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