Our Parishes – Edgeworthstown, Rathowen and Streete


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Parish Calendar 2022 - Holy Days, Public Holidays
MonthChurch HolidayPublic HolidayParish Event 
January Thursday 6th The Epiphany of the LordMonday 3rd New Year Public Holiday
MarchWednesday 2nd Ash Wednesday
Thursday 17th St. Patrick's Day
Thursday 17th St. Patrick's Day
Friday 18th Public Holiday
First Confession
Ms. McElligott's Class
Wed. March 30th @ 7.00 p.m.
Ms. Rhatigan's Class
Wed. March 30th @ 8.00 p.m.
AprilSunday 10th Palm Sunday
Sunday 17th Easter Sunday
Monday 18th Easter MondayConfirmation - Service of Light
Mr. Fitzpatrick's Class
Sat. April 30th @ 7.00 p.m.
Mr. Noonan's Class
Sat. May 7th @ 7.00 p.m.
MaySunday 29th The Ascension of the LordMonday 2nd May Public Holiday
Sacrament of Confirmation
Mr. Fitzpatrick's Class
Sat. May 21st @ 12.00 p.m.
Mr. Noonan's Class
Sat. May 21st @ 2.00 p.m.
Saturday 14th at 11.00 a.m.
Blessing of the Graves:
Rathaspic Saturday 25th at 7.00 p.m.
followed by blessing of graves in Russagh
JuneMonday 6th June Public HolidayFirst Holy Communion
Ms. McElligott's Class
Sat. June 11th @ 12.00 p.m.
Ms. Rhatigan's Class
Sat. June 11th @ 2.00 p.m.
Blessing of the Graves:
Saturday 18th at 8.00 p.m. followed by blessing of Coolamber/Streete graves
Rathaspic Saturday June 25th at 7.00 p.m. followed by blessing of graves in Russagh
JulyCemetery Sunday - Aughafin Cemetery
1.00 p.m. Sunday July 3rd
AugustMonday 15th The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin MaryMonday 1st August Public Holiday
OctoberMonday 31st October Public Holiday
NovemberTuesday 1st All Saints Day
DecemberThursday 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday 25th Christmas Day
Monday & Tuesday 26th & 27th
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)
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
Sunday 22/05/2022
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 10.00 a.m 9.30 a.m.
Friday 11.00 a.m 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 11.00 a.m 8.00 p.m.
www.churchtv.ie > Longford > Edgeworthstown

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

Eucharistic Adoration this week:

    Edgeworthstown (St. Mary’s Church):

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

  • Thursday 10.00 to 10.30 a.m.

  • Friday 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

We offer our sincere congratulations to Fr. Tom Healy P.P. on his appointment as Diocesan Administrator, a position he will hold until a successor to Bishop Francis Duffy is appointed.

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 2022 ~
    ~ February 2022 ~
    ~ March 2022 ~

  • Noah Andrew Kelly
  • Nina Rose Skelly
  • Leah Maria Shina
    ~ April 2022 ~

  • Gabriel Andrew Swenda, Shannon Park
  • Gabriela Eva Gheorghiu, Mostrim Oaks
  • Éilis Mary Gaffney, Barney
  • Lily-Anne Bannon, Mostrim Oaks

~ May 2022 ~

  • Kaden Nertil Tosca, Abhainn Glas
  • Nada-Leigh O’Reilly, Kilbride Park
  • Hughie Noah Maguire, Kilbride Park

Please pray for the souls of our recently departed:-
~ January 2022 ~

  • Lilly Ballesty, Main Street
  • James Cassidy, Cappagh
  • Maura Moore, Tinode
  • Sister Assumpta Keane, Shalom

~ February 2022 ~

  • Bartley McGovern, Cam

~ March 2022 ~

  • Paddy Kenny, Devine Crescent and Cullyvore
  • Mary Flood, Garryandrew

~ April 2022 ~

  • John Gaynor, St. Patrick’s Terrace
  • Josephine Reilly, Lisryan
  • Catherine Mulhare, Dublin and Cloncagh
  • Catherine Foley, Abhainn Glas and Dublin
  • Joe Tiernan, Burgesland
  • John Blessiungton, Coolamber

~ May 2022 ~

  • John Moran, Longford brother of Seamus Moran, Boherquill

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 (May)



Saturday 7.00 p.m.: Tadg Murtagh
Sunday 11.00 a.m.: Mary Kelly McGrath, Niamh Gogan

Saturday 7.00 p.m: Sandra Durkan, Mairead Fulham
Sunday 11.00 a.m: Ita Farrell, Emma Reilly

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.