Our Parishes – Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete

Three neighbouring parishes working together - Trí paróistí comharsanacha ag obair le chéileSt. Mary's Church, Edgeworthstown, Meathas TroimOur Lady's Manor Church, EdgeworthstownSt. Mary's Church, Rathowen, Ráth EoghanSt. Mary's Church, Streete (Boherquill), An tSráid
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Parish Calendar 2023 - Holy Days, Public Holidays
MonthChurch HolidayPublic HolidayParish Event
JanuaryFriday 6th The Epiphany of the LordMonday 2nd New Year
Public Holiday
FebruaryWednesday 22nd Ash WednesdayMonday 6th St. Brigid's Day
Public Holiday
MarchThursday 17th St. Patrick's DayFriday 17th St. Patrick's Day
Public Holiday
AprilSunday 2nd Palm Sunday
Friday 7th Good Friday
Sunday 9th Easter Sunday
Monday 10th Easter Monday
Public Holiday
Sunday 30th April
First Holy Communion -
MaySunday 28th Pentecost SundayMonday 1st May
Public Holiday
Saturday 27th May
First Holy Communion - Edgeworthstown
JuneMonday 5th June
Public Holiday
Friday 2nd June
Sacrament of Confirmation - Edgeworthstown
Sunday 17th June
Blessing of Graves - Boherquill 8.00 p.m./ Coolamber Cemetery 7.15 p.m. /Streete Graveyard 6.30 p.m.
JulySaturday 1st July
Blessing of Graves - Rathaspic 7.00 p.m./Russagh 8.00 p.m.
Sunday 2nd July
Edgeworthstown (Aughafin) Cemetery
Mass at 1.00p.m.
AugustTuesday 15th The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin MaryMonday 7th August Public Holiday
OctoberMonday 30th October Public Holiday
NovemberWednesday 1st All Saints Day
DecemberFrisday 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monday 25th Christmas Day
Monday & Tuesday 25th & 26th
Christmas Public Holidays
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)
1st Sunday of Advent
Cycle B
Sunday 03/12/2023
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.
Tuesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
Thursday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
11.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 7.00 p.m. 11.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
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Sunday Mass Times from March 6th 2022:
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. Sunday morning Rathowen Mass at 10.00 a.m. is live streamed on Rathowen Community Development Facebook page


Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):

  • Monday to Friday 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 Eucharistic Adoration


  • Tuesday 7.00 p.m. Rosary
  • Thursday 10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration


  • Thursday 7.00 p.m. Rosary
  • Friday 7.00 to 8.00 p.m. Eucharistic Adortion


Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):

  • First Confession Wednesday March 6th at 6.30p.m.
  • First Holy Communion Saturday May 18th at 11.00a.m.
  • Sacrament of Confirmation Saturday 27th April at 11.00a.m.

Legion of Mary
Pray the Rosary at 11.30 a.m. each Tuesday in St. Mary’s Church, Edgeworthstown
Meeting every Thursday at 11.30 a.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

Volunteers invited


Matthew 9:37–38
Then he said to his disciples
“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.”

“No one can do everything
But everyone can do something”

Thank you to all who volunteer their time to the various areas that help our church and services function, including those who keep the church clean, choir, altar servers, collectors, ushers, readers and Eucharistic ministers.

Our teams have grown a little smaller through the years. Many new people have joined our worshipping community. Could you volunteer to help?

Please contact us if you feel you could make a contribution on a rota basis.

  • Edgeworthstown Parish
  • Fr. Tom Healy
    043-6671046 or edgeworthstownparish@gmail.com

  • Streete and Rathowen parishes
    Fr. Pierre Pepper
    087 6960542 or mcdcoath@gmail.com
    or call into the sacristy after any Mass.

    Services for our new communities
    Polish / Czech / Syro Malabar / African

    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 Malaba
    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 2023 ~

    • Lily Aoife Bialon, Cloverwell Close

    ~ February ~

    • Aeryn Bree Okubo, Shannon Park

    ~ April ~

    • Odhran Patrick Mongan, Bracklin Park

    ~ May ~

    • Jennifer Rose Dunne, Cullyvore and New York
    • Molly Debbie Kennedy, Devine Crescent and Canada
    • Odhran Patrick Mongan, Bracklin Park

    ~ June ~

    • Niko Niall Mischenko, Devine Crescent

    ~ July ~

    • Filip Ivan Spoljar, River Park
    • Molly Kathleen McEntee, Cranleymore
    • Felixa Konto, Ballymahon Road
    • Harper May Grimes, Church Street
    • Rowan Thomas McCann, Liscahill

    ~ August ~

    • Oisín Jeremiah Aung, Kilsallagh
    • Olivia Monica Aung, Kilsallagh
    • Cillian Michéal Harvey, Breaghy

    ~ September ~

    • Bonnie Kathleen O’Reilly, Mostrim Oaks

    ~ October ~

    • Oliver Michael Reilly, Fairgreen Lodge, Longford
    • Patrick William Stokes, St. Michael’s Court, Longford
    • James Paul Mongan, Bracklin Park

    Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-

    ~ January 2023 ~

    • Mary Gerety, Kenagh, mother of Maire Monaghan, Cranleymore

    ~ February ~

    • James (Jim) Walsh, Corwella
    • Martin Lacey, father of Geraldine Connaughton

    ~ March ~

    • Cyril O’Connor, Kilsallagh

    ~ April ~

    • Philomena Donoghue, Bracklin Road
    • Veronica McLoughlin, Mullingar (sister of Liz Fulham)
    • Thomas Hanlon, Bracklin Road

    ~ May ~

    • Johnny Lynn, Main Street

    ~ June ~

    • Margaret (Peggy) O’Connor, Marian Avenue
    • Mary Ellen Curtin, Ballyvaughan, County Clare and Our Ladys Manor
    • P.J. Flood, Marian Avenue and London
    • James (Jim) McCormack, Abhainn Glas

    ~ July ~

    • Sister Josephine Regan, Shalom

    ~ August ~

    • Mary Foley, Abhainn Glas
    • John Gogan, Granard Road
    • Sean McNally, Lisnanagh
    • Pat Devaney, Kilmore

    ~ September ~

    • Chrissie Fancy, nee Dempsey, Dorset and Devine Crescent
    • Mary Walker, Coolarty

    ~ October ~

    • Baby Ellie Mae Flynn, Mostrim Oaks
    • Bridget Carroll, Russagh
    • Brian O’Hara, Loughlinstown Lane
    • Patrick McCann, Shantum
    • Kitty McGovern, Cam
    • John Sherwood, Dublin and Edgeworthstown
    • Brian Nerney, Correally, Lismacaffrey

    ~ November ~

    • Theresa Gilchrist, Lissanure
    • Barney (Bernard) Conway, Cloverwell
    • Fr. Michael Dodd late of Liscahill
    • Maureen Devine, Marian Avenue
    • Lily Dempsey, Devine Crescent

    ~ December ~

    • Farrell Reilly, Auburn Park

    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 us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near.

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

    Rotas (December)



    Saturday 7.00 p.m.: Pat Appleford
    Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Kate Crossan, Aishling O’Reilly

    Saturday 7.00 p.m: Niamh Cassidy, Sandra Durkan
    Sunday 11.00 a.m: John Cahill, Anne Smith

    Please arrange a substitute if you cannot be present

    Readings for today

    Readings for Today

    (Courtesy Irish Bishops Conference):

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    Thought for the week - from our Parish Newsletter
    Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois - Knock Shrine - Accord - St. Vincent de Paul - Safeguarding - General Register Office - The Trócaire Romero Award

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    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 :

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    St. Vincent de Paul website :

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    Safeguarding website :

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    General Register Office website :

    Picture - Gro Ireland


    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.