Parish Newsletter- 3rd July 2022

Saturday 2nd July@7.00pm
William, Susan, Vincent &Seamus Dignam.
Nora Rickard. Patrick, Sarah & Paddy Dunne.
Sunday 3rd July@10.00am
John Curran. Joe Walsh.
Sunday 3rd July@11.30am
Donal, Sean, Dan & Mary Rabbette.
Moll, Seamus & May Doherty.
Tuesday 5th July@7.30pm
St. Anthony Zaccaria
No Intention.
Wednesday 6th July@7.30pm
St. Moninne & St. Maria Goretti
No Intention.
Thursday 7th July@10.00am
St. Maelruain
No Intention
Friday 8th July@10.00am
St. Kilian
No Intention.
Saturday 9th July@10.00am
Bridget Smith.
Saturday 9th July@7.00pm
Patrick & Mary Brigid Kelly.
Andrew & Bridget Cunningham.
Joe, Kathleen, Pat, Anne & Richard Finn.
Sunday 10th July@10.00am
No Intention.
Sunday 10th July@11.30am
Noel Delaney. Larry Maher. Kevin Cornally.
David & Katheen & deceased of the Kavanagh Family.
John & Annie & deceased of the Rochford Family

Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Jesus says ‘Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I will give you rest.’
Monday & Friday – 5.00-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!

Please pray for the souls of Michael John McCormack, Streamstown, and for Sonny Kelly, The Green; both recently deceased.  R.I.P.

We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our prayers, we pray for the refugees and all who have died in this needless war.

Prayer for the World Meeting of Families. Rome – 2022.
Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.

Heavenly Father, we come before You to praise You and to thank You for the great gift of the family. We pray to You for all families consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony. May they rediscover each day the grace they have received, and as small domestic Churches, may they know how to witness to Your presence and to the love with which Christ loves the Church. We pray to You for all families faced with difficulty and suffering caused by illness or circumstances of which only You know. Sustain them and make them aware of the path to holiness upon which You call them, so that they might experience Your infinite mercy and find new ways to grow in love. We pray to You for children and young people: may they encounter You and respond joyfully to the vocation You have in mind for them. We pray for parents and grandparents: may they be aware that they are signs of the fatherhood and motherhood of God in caring for the children who, in body and spirit, you entrust to them; and for the experience of fraternity that the family can give to the world. Lord, grant that each family might live their specific vocation to holiness in the Church as a call to become missionary disciples, in the service of life and peace, in communion with our priests, religious, and all vocations in the Church. Bless the World Meeting of Families.

The Kingdom of God has come near to you!
In Today’s Gospel Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.‘ Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realize that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another? Recent events (Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and poverty and famine in some countries) have created situations of dire need for some. These crises have also brought out great generosity as people reached out in caring for the sick and refugees and contributing money when they could. Perhaps there are individuals or groups that have particularly inspired you. Remember them and ask God’s blessing on them. Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? How did companionship change the experience? What you were able to achieve together that you could not have done on your own? When the disciples returned Jesus warned them not to focus on the thrill of what they had been able to achieve. It was more important that their ‘names are written in heaven‘. Sometimes we also need reminders that who we are is more important than what we do. Who have been the people who brought this home to you? Have there been experiences that helped you to appreciate this?

Youth Retreat (18-40 yrs) Saturday 23rd July. Mass @ 10.00am in St. Mary’s Church, Navan. Prayerful, informative day with testimonies from people in various Christian ministries. Contact Sr. Una 090 6481666, John 087 2478519 or email:

The Meath Diocese pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday August 14th, led by Bishop Thomas Deenihan. Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm and Mass is at 3.00pm. Rosary procession outside on the grounds of the Shrine, weather permitting. See also poster and or Knock Shrine website. .

Collections for 25th & 26th June:
Development Fund: €1,465; Plate: €330; Offerings: €80.
Thank You!

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum. Artist: James Tissot. Title: Il les envoya deux à deux

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