Church restoration project
Work continues on the roof, walls and windows. Hurricane Ophelia ripped off a number of slates from the high roof, but it shows that our restoration project is timely and we must proceed to re-roof the entire building; we are confident we can do this with your continued support.
First Holy Communion 2018
First Holy Comunion Dates 2018:
St Mary's and St Michael's: Saturday 5 May.
St Brigid's Boardsmill: Saturday 12 May.
Gaelscoil na Bóinne: Saturday 19 May.
Children not attending parish schools: Sunday 6 May.
Notices in the Church
To display posters or news of coming events in the Church, please use the notice boards provided in the porches. Notices pinned or taped on walls, furniture, gates or doors will be removed because of damage caused to the walls and woodwork.
Parishioners in hospital
If you know of anyone from your family or the parish who is in hospital and would like a visit from one of the priests, please let us know. You can leave a message in the Sacristy of the Parish Office.
World Meeting of Families 2018
Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.
Our Blessed Lady of Fatima requested the three children to pray on the First Saturday of every month in reparation for the offences against Her Immaculate Heart. Before Our Lady's Altar in St Patrick's Church at 9.30am before 10am Mass.
Apostolic Exhortation - Amoris Laetitia
The 'Joy of Love' written by Pope Francis and published in April brings together the results of two Synods on the family which took place over the last two years. The document has been broadly welcomed all over the world. While the Pope does not change any of the moral teachings associated with the family he writes in a language which is compassionate, understanding and accessible to all. It takes into account the results of consultation and discussions from around the world and addresses many of the issues faced by families in the Church today.
• Amoris Laetitia is available on the Diocesan website: www.dioceseofmeath.ie. A summary of the document is also available at the Parish Office.