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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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 2019

Calendar 2019

Saturday 6th – Epiphany
Thursday 18th to 25th – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Sunday 7th February – Catholic Schools Week:
Theme – Celebrating the work of our Local Catholic Schools

Friday 1st – Feast of St. Brigid
Saturday 2nd – Candlemas Day – blessing of candles
Saturday 2nd – Enrolment Ceremony, Confirmation (Edgeworthstown) @ 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 3rd – Feast of St. Blaise – blessing of throats
Saturday 9th – Enrolment Ceremony, First Holy Communion (Edgeworthstown) @ 7.00 p.m.

Saturday 2nd – Service of Light, Confirmation (Edgeworthstown) @ 7.00 p.m.
Wednesday 6th – Ash Wednesday
Saturday 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
Friday 29th – Sacrament of Confirmation (Edgeworthstown) @ 4.00 p.m.

Wednesday 10th – First Confession (Edgeworthstown) @ 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 14th – Palm Sunday
Thursday 18th – Holy Thursday
Friday 19th – Good Friday
Sunday 21st – Easter Sunday

Wednesday 1st – First Confession (Rathowen) @ 8.00 p.m.
Thursday 2nd – First Confession (Boherquill) @ 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 11th – First Holy Communion (Edgeworthstown) @ 12.00 p.m.
Sunday 12th – First Holy Communion (Rathowen) @ 12.00 noon
Sunday 19th – First Holy Communion (Boherquill) @ 11.00 a.m.
Sunday 30th – Ascension of the Lord

Sunday 2nd – Cemetery Sunday (Russagh)
Sunday 9th – Pentecost Sunday
Sunday 9th – Cemetery Sunday (Rathaspic)
Sunday 23rd – Corpus Christi

Sunday 7th – Cemetery Sunday (Edgeworthstown)
Sunday 7th – Cemetery Sunday (Church Cemetry, St. Fintan’s, Coolamber, Streete)

Thursday 15th – Assumption of Our Lady



Friday 1st – All Saints
Saturday 2nd – All Souls

Sunday 1st – 1st Sunday of Advent
Monday 9th – Immaculate Conception
Wednesday 25th – Christmas Day
Thursday 26th – St. Stephen’s Day

Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2019

Trocaire Box 2019


Trocaire Lent Box 2019


Your support can change lives this Lent
Support people in the world’s poorest regions to live with independence and dignity

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

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)
Sunday April 14th
Palm Sunday of the
Passion of Our Lord
Cycle C
10.00 a.m.
12.00 noon
11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.
Monday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
Tuesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 11.00 a.m. 9.30 a.m. 7.00 a.m.
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7.00 p.m.
* See note below *
11.00 a.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8.00 p.m.
Good Friday Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
3.00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
7.00 p.m.
11.00 a.m. The Passion of the Lord
3.00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
7.30 p.m.
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
9.00 p.m.
11.00 a.m. Easter Vigil
8.00 p.m.
Easter Sunday 10.00 a.m.
12.00 noon
11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.
“Jesus, help me embrace the everyday
ordinary practices of Lent so that I can Grow closer to you”

NOTE: Sacrament of Reconciliation:
~ Edgeworthstown:
Reconciliation Service on Wednesday April 17th at 8.15 p.m.
Good Friday after 3.00 p.m. ceremony
and after 7.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
~ Rathowen and Streete:
Confessions after all Holy Week ceremonies
~ St. Mels Cathedral:
Holy Staurday 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

* Holy Thursday, Edgeworthstown: *
Please bring Trocaire boxes to this Mass
Followed by Quiet Prayer and Adoration
concluding with Night Prayer at 9.00 p.m.

April Sunday Masses:
St. Mary’s Edgeworthstown: Saturday Vigil 7.00 p.m. Sunday 10.00 a.m. & 12 noon
Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown: Sunday 11.00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Rathowen: Sunday 11.00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Streete (Boherquill): Saturday vigil 8.00 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration
Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):
Each week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Friday 7.00 to 8.00 p.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
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

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
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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:

~ March 2019 ~

  • David Obedunmi
  • Charles Edward Expedite Ward, Crosea
  • Laura Maebh Holly, Lacken
  • Lucinda Sandra Patricia Stokes, Corboy

Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-

~ January 2019 ~

  • Thomas (Tom) Nugent, Devine Crescent
  • Mary Flynn (Nee Kelly) originally from Rathowen who died recently in Dublin
  • Seamus Kiernan, Legan

~ February ~

  • Catherine (Kay) Quinn (nee Skelly), Dublin Road

~ March ~

  • Billy O’Neill, Russagh
  • Eddie Early, Boherquill
  • Patrick Kelly, Cappagh
  • Patrick (Paddy) McGrath, Bracklin

~ April ~(ul)

  • Patrick (Pat) Gilheaney, Church Street and Kilbride Park
  • Requiescant in Pace
    Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anaim
    May they rest in peace and rise in glory

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

    Rotas (APRIL)



    Saturday 7.00 p.m: Matt Farrell, Anna Coyle
    Sunday 10.00 a.m: Sean Noonan, Siobhan Campbell
    Sunday 12 noon: Kate O’Donohoe, Niamh Cassidy

    Saturday 7.00 p.m: Pat Appleford, Marie Reilly, Mairead Fulham
    Sunday 10.00 a.m: Liz Brady, Orla Noonan, Ann Smith
    Sunday 12.00 noon: Kate O’Donoghue, Emma O’Reilly, Yvonne Tuite

    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

    Thought for this Week

    (Courtesy Fr. Tom Cox)
    Sunday Newsletter 14-04-19 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 ShrineYou 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 :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: