Year C                                    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                26th June, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 25th 6.30pm  Winnie Walsh.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & DFM Murphy Family.  Margaret  Rooney. Sun 26th 11.00am Nancy Healy. Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass. Fri ( First Friday ) 9.30am  List of the Dead.  7.30pm Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Tom, Mary & Nancy Lenihan & DFM.  Christy Coll & Pauline Coll.    Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Sun 3rd  11.00am  Seamus Higgins MM

 

Killulagh:  Sun 26th 9.30am  Colm & Lila O’ Farrell.  DFM Kelly family. Caddagh Cross.  Sun 3rd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Pat Callaghan. Ballinabrackey, Co. Meath. brother of Teresa Flynn. Killough. Keith Goodwin. Castlepollard.

Offertory:  €850.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €295.  Monthly €65.     Annual: €150.

Bible Alive: July issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Universal Synod 2021-2023: Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has

been completed  and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and

to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal

meetings in each deanery. Let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go, and how we are to pursue it”.  

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Peter’s Pence Collection:  Will be taken up at Masses this weekend.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew this Sun 26th June at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Youth Group: The Youth Group continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All

 young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept,

  1. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.   

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Priory Institute: Two week online Summer School will run from 18th -29th August and again on 15th -26th August. The

course includes eight recorded presentations and two online zoom discussions. To register click on prioryinstitue.com

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact  Betty at 044-9664931.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get- together will be  next Wed 29th June starting at 11am in the Hall.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Mullingar: Volunteers and Accomodation needed from 31st July-7th Aug. Minimum

commitment is 4 hours. Age limit  15 years or over.  Further info contact Fleadh Office at 049338954,www.fleadhcheoil.ie.

The Gospel of St. Luke

The doctrine proper to the Gospel of Luke is above all the gentleness and forgiveness that were the hallmarks of

Christ’s ministry. From the beginning of his mission until he nears Jerusalem, those who encounter Jesus, from

Peter (5th Sunday) to Zaccaeus (31st Sunday)  become aware of their need for forgiveness and for God’s great

mercy. Several stories peculiar to Luke’s Gospel illustrate this theme of divine mercy throughout the course of the

year: the penitent woman (11th Sunday), the Good Samaritan (15th Sunday), the lost sheep and the prodigal son (24th

Sunday), and the good thief ( 34th Sunday).  There are also warnings for those who do not show mercy: maledictions

 as well as beatitudes (6th Sunday) , the rich fool (18th Sunday), and the rich man and Lazarus (26th Sunday). Written

 for Gentiles, Luke’s Gospel underscores how God’s mercy reaches beyond his chosen people to embrace those who

were formerly excluded. This theme appears often on these Sundays , and is a warning for us as we gather to

celebrate the Eucharist: we have received the bountiful  mercy of Christ, and there can be no frontiers to the mercy

we share with others.

     Year C                                        Feast of Corpus Christi.                                                   19th  June,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 18th 6.30pm  Camillus Daly & Parents.   Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.  Sun 19th 11.00am Paddy Gaffney & DFM. 

Peggy Lenihan.  Mon 20th 9.30am Paddy Scally.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Marcus Daugela.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm Winnie Walsh.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & DFM Murphy

Family.  Margaret  Rooney. Sun 26th 11.00am Nancy Healy.

 

Killulagh: Sun 19th 9.30am Paddy & Bridie Dugdale.  Willie Loughlin.     Sun 26th 9.30am  Colm & Lila O’ Farrell. 

DFM Kelly family. Caddagh Cross.

  1. I. P. Kathleen Scally. Reynella. mother of Leo Scally. Rickardstown. Maureen Bruton. Rathcore, Enfield. sister of Teresa

 Flynn. Killough, Bracklyn, Delvin.

 Offertory:  €1,020.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €430.  Monthly €305.     

Universal Synod 2021-2023: Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has

been completed  and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and

to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal

meetings in each deanery. Let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go, and how we are to pursue it”.  

Corpus Christi: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Day of Prayer for Priests: Next Friday is a Day of Prayer for Priests. It is also the Feast of the Most Scared Heart of Jesus.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: ‘Understood in the light of the Scriptures, the term “ Sacred Heart of Jesus” denotes the entire

mystery of Christ Son of God, uncreated wisdom, infinite charity, principle of the salvation and sanctification of mankind.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew on Sun 26th June at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Youth Group: The Youth Group continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All

 young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept,

  1. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place next Saturday 25th June. Bus will

leave from Gaffney’s Bar at 9.15am. Any problems contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Priory Institute: Two week online Summer School will run from 18th -29th August and again on 15th -26th August. The

course includes eight recorded presentations and two online zoom discussions. To register click on prioryinstitue.com

Lough Derg: Three Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from 27th -29th June. Further details contact 044-9374818.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact  Betty at 044-9664931.

Delvin Friendship Club: The Committee would like to thank all who supported our Coffee Morning/ Cake Sale last Friday.

 It was a great success. Our next get- together will be on Wed 29th June instead of Wed 22nd June as previously arranged.

St. Patrick’s Hall Committee: Have cancelled their Fundraising  Auction which was due to be held in the Hall this Sunday.

A further date will be announced in the next few weeks.

NERDATF Centre, Navan: Are having Peer-support group meeting for Family members impacted by a loved one’s

addiction behaviour in the above centre. Contact info.fasn@gmail, or call 042-9355251 for information.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Mullingar: Volunteers and Accomodation needed from 31st July-7th Aug. Minimum

commitment is 4 hours. Age limit  15 years or over.  Further info contact Fleadh Office at 049338954,www.fleadhcheoil.ie.

Year C                                            The Most Holy Trinity                                                    12th June,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 11th 6.30pm  Maura Carroll.     Joseph Anderson.     Jane Kenny & DFM.     Bill & Criss Kelly & DFM

Sun 12th 11.00am Christy Darby MM.  Bernie Mc Grath.  Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Tommy Murphy.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 18th  6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents.  Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.  Sun 19th 11.00am Paddy Gaffney & DFM.  Peggy Lenihan.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 12th 9.30am  Michael Egginton.  Sun 19th 9.30am Paddy & Bridie Dugdale.  Willie Loughlin.

  1. I. P. Seamus Higgins. Donegal. late of Killough, Bracklyn. Margaret Cooke. Scurlogstown, Delvin.

 Offertory:  €940.    Easter Dues:  €1,465.     

Universal Synod 2021-2023: Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has

been completed  and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and

to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal

meetings in each deanery. As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go,

and how we are to pursue it”.  

Easter Dues: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues last weekend.

The Most Holy Trinity: This  Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

Corpus Christi: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew on Sun 26th June at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Are having a Vocations Holy Hour on Fri 17th June at 7pm in the Church of the Assumption,

Tullamore. We will reflect on the example of the Priesthood after the Heart of Christ, in this month of the Sacred Heart of

Jesus. Speaker will be Mark Cafferty who is a student for the Priesthood for our Diocese.

Youth Group: The Youth Group continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All

 young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept,

  1. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. Bus will leave

 from Gaffney’s Bar at 9.15am. Any problems contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact  Betty at 044-9664931.

St. Patrick’s Hall Committee: Are  holding a fundraising Auction on Sun 19th June. The Committee are asking for

donations of quality items for the sale  Contact Michael at 087-2879581 or leave small items in Leavy’s Shop.

NERDATF Centre, Navan: Are having Peer-support group meeting for Family members impacted by a loved one’s

addiction behaviour in the above centre. Contact info.fasn@gmail, or call 042-9355251 for information.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Mullingar: Volunteers and Accomodation needed from 31st July-7th Aug. Minimum

commitment is 4 hours. Age limit  15 years or over.  Further info contact Fleadh Office at 049338954,www.fleadhcheoil.ie.

The Trinity and the Liturgy

In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and

 adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate,

died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains

all gifts, the Holy Spirit.

                                                                              Catechism of the Catholic Church. 1082.

Year C                                              Pentecost Sunday                                                          5th June,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

Sat 4th 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Sun 5th 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.  Noel Renehan.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.

Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th 9.30am Sr. Fionnuala Byrne.  Thurs 9th 9.30am Pierce Mc Cormack.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm  Maura Carroll.     Joseph Anderson.     Jane Kenny & DFM.     Bill & Criss Kelly & DFM

Sun 12th 11.00am Christy Darby MM.  Bernie Mc Grath.

Killulagh: Sun 5th 9.30am Olive Kelleghan.      Sun 12th 9.30am  Michael Egginton.

  1. I. P. Sheila Connell. Clonmellon. mother of Mark, Audrey and Rosie. Delvin.

 Offertory:  €735.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €360. Monthly  €70.     

Universal Synod 2021-2023: Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has

been completed  and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and

to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal

meetings in each deanery. As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go,

and how we are to pursue it”.  

Pentecost Sunday: This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy

 Spirit which the believers received on the First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift

of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our

Confirmation.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

The Most Holy Trinity: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

Youth Group: The Youth Group continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All

 young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept,

  1. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. Bus will leave

 from Gaffney’s Bar at 9.15am. Any problems contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Delvin Friendship Club: Are having a Cake Sale/ Morning Coffee in the Hall next Fri 10th June from 9.30am -1pm. We

would appreciate if you would do some baking for the cake sale. As always we appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed next 8th June in Meeting Room of St. Patrick’s Hall at 8pm.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931.

St. Patrick’s Hall Committee: Are holding a fundraising Auction on Sun 19th June. The Committee are asking for

donations of quality items for the Auction. Contact Michael at 087-2879581 or leave small items in Leavy’s Shop.

Pentecost Sunday

The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of

the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery----the age of the Church, during which Christ

manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church” until he

comes”. In this age of the Church Christ now lives and acts in and with his Church, in a new way appropriate to this

 new age. He acts through the sacraments in what the common Tradition of the East and the West calls “the

sacramental economy”, this is the communication (or “dispensation”) of the fruits of Christ’s Paschal mystery in the

celebration of the Church’s “sacramental” liturgy.

                                                          Catechism of the Catholic Church 1076.

Year C                                             The Ascension of the Lord                                      29th  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 28th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph.  Sun 29th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly Families.  Bryan Orr.  Mon 30th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 31st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm James & Peggy Reilly. (Confessions after Mass).  Sat 4th 6.30pm

Michael Malone.  Sun 5th 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.  Noel Renehan. 

Killulagh: Sun 29th 9.30am  Bridie Scally (nee Fox).   Sun 5th 9.30am Olive Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Feichin Mc Cormack, brother of the late Billy Mc Cormack. Rockview, Delvin who died in Canada.

 Offertory:  €990.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €270. Monthly  €50.     

Universal Synod 2021-2023: Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has

been completed  and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and

to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal

meetings in each deanery. As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go,

and how we are to pursue it”.  

Feast of the Ascension: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. It is also World Communications Day.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy

 Spirit which the believers received on the First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift

of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our

Confirmation.

Preparation for Pentecost: A Prayer Service and Benediction will be held in Delvin Church on Thursday next June 2nd at

7.30pm in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost.  Confessions afterwards.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: “Pentecost Preparation” Monday to Saturday this coming week at Ceili

Community Centre, Kilbeggan there are six evenings of preparation for Pentecost. Mass each evening at 7.30pm followed by

Confessions. On Pentecost Sunday there is a special Celebratory Day beginning at 10am. All Welcome.

Youth Group: The Youth Group continues with sessions on Thursday and Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All

young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Outdoor Speaker:The use of the outdoor speaker at Delvin and Killulagh Churches will be discontinued from this weekend.

Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. We have a bus organised. 

There are a few seats left. To book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Would like to inform everyone that the lights have been turned off for the Summer.

The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of Christ means our own salvation as well, where the glorious Head has gone before, the body is

 called to follow in hope. Let us therefore exult, beloved, as is fitting, and let us rejoice in devout thanksgiving. For on

this day not only have we been confirmed in our possession of paradise, but we have even entered heaven in the

person of Christ; through his grace, we have regained far more than we had lost through the devil’s hatred. ( St.

George the Great).

Year C                                                  Sixth Sunday of Easter                                      22nd  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan MM  Sun 22nd 11.00am Carmel Cannon.  Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am

James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM.  Wed 25th 9.30am John Heffernan & Parents & DFM  Thurs 26th 9.30am Mass. 

Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph.  Sun 29th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly Families.    Bryan Orr.

 

Killulagh: Sun 22nd 9.30am Colette, Antoinette, Rosemary & Bertie Kelleghan. Sun 29th 9.30am Bridie Scally (nee Fox) 1st Anniversary Mass.

  1. I. P. Pat Cranley. Fennor Cross, Collinstown. Sr. Rose Power. Newbridge. native of Moyleroe. Camillus Mc Dermott.

Mullingar. brother of Dolores Moran. Martinstown, Delvin.

 Offertory:  €845.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €165. Monthly  €135.     

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

First Communion: Congratulations to the children from the three schools in the parish who received their First Holy

Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Teachers, Parents and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

Feast of the Ascension: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome.   

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Outdoor Speaker: The use of the outdoor speaker at Delvin and Killulagh Churches will be discontinued from the end of

May.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. We hope to

 organise a bus. We would be grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact

Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Priory Institute: Online Theology Course starting soon.  Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your

own home Enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August.

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau Passion Play: From 7th -11th September. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Marian

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am.  Coaches will introduce the fundamentals of the

games through fun activities. Helmets are available to purchase.  Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931.

The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of Christ means our own salvation as well, where the glorious Head has gone before, the body is

 called to follow in hope. Let us therefore exult, beloved, as is fitting, and let us rejoice in devout thanksgiving. For on

this day not only have we been confirmed in our possession of paradise, but we have even entered heaven in the

person of Christ; through his grace, we have regained far more than we had lost through the devil’s hatred. ( St.

George the Great).

Year C                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                       15th  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 14th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 15th  11.00am Martin & Julia Kineavey & sons Martin, Christy and Tommy.  Tom & Marie Mc Enerney & Martina Yeoman.  Mon 16th No Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.

Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th No Mass.  Fri 20th 9.30am Carmel Cannon.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan MM

Sun 22nd 11.00am Carmel Cannon.

 

Killulagh: Sun 15th 9.30am  Richard, Danny, Larry & John Monaghan &  DFM.  Sun 22nd 9.30am Colette, Antoinette, Rosemary & Bertie Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Christy Darby. Mitchelstown, Delvin. Jim Gaffney. Clontarf, Dublin. brother of late Pat Gaffney. Main St, Delvin.

 Ann Mc Pherson. mother of Ken Mc Pherson, Stoneyford Park,  who died in London.

 Offertory:  €830.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €260. Monthly  €90.     

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

Confirmation:  Congratulations to the Children from St. Mary’s School, Southill who were confirmed and made their First

 Communion on Wednesday last. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for this day.

 Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and guide.

 First Communion: Children from the three schools in the parish will receive their First Communion on Sat next, May 21st.

The session at 10am will be for St. Tola’s children in Killulagh Church. The session at 12noon will be for St. Ernan’s  and

 St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown in Delvin Church.

Vocation Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the Offertory Collection last Sunday. The amount collected was €830.

This money will go towards training students for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week. Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much

more. Come join the NET Team for the following events.   Youth Choir this Sun May 15th .

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. We hope to

 organise a bus. We would be grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact

Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 12th -17th September, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800.

Priory Institute: Online Theology Open Evening on Wed 18th May at 7pm.  Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght or from

the comfort of your own home.  Enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am.  Coaches will introduce the fundamentals of the

games through fun activities. Helmets are available to purchase.  Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

The Sending of the Holy Spirit

The prophetic texts that directly concern the sending of the Holy Spirit are oracles by which God speaks to the heart

of his people in the language of the promise, with the accents of “love and fidelity”. St. Peter will proclaim their

fulfillment on the morning of Pentecost. According to these promises, at the “end time” the Lord’s Spirit will renew

 the hearts of men, engraving a new law in them. He will gather and reconcile the scattered and divided peoples, he

will transform the first creation, and God will dwell there with men in peace.

                                                                                         Catechism of the Catholic Church. 715.

Year C                                                  Fourth Sunday of Easter                                        8th  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 7th 6.30am Tom, Nellie & Br. Lal Timmons.  Sun 8th 11.00am Sean Coyne.  Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th 9.30am  Esther Cooney.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 15th  11.00am Martin & Julia Kineavey & sons Martin, Christy and Tommy.  Tom & Marie Mc Enerney & Martina Yeoman.

Killulagh: Sun 8th 9.30am  Phil & Martha Reilly & DFM.    Margaret Bennett   Sun 15th 9.30am Richard, Danny & Larry Monaghan & DFM.

  1. I. P. Christy Darby. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €775.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €330. Monthly  €200.     

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

Vocations: This Sunday May 8th is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic

 Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that

Christian families  may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church this Sunday from 12-1pm.  The Offertory Collection  today will go towards the

students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Confirmation: Children from St. Mary’s School, Southill will be confirmed in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday

 next at 11 o’ clock. The Ceremony will be led by Bishop Tom Deenihan, Children from the school will also receive First

Communion.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Come join the NET Team for the following events.  Women and Men’s  Bible Study from 4pm-6pm  this  Sun May 8th  .

Youth Choir on Sun May 15th .

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. We hope to

 organise a bus. We would be grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact

Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am.  Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

Vocations Sunday

When we speak of “vocation” , then, it is not just about choosing this or that way of life, devoting one’s life to a

certain ministry or being attracted by the charism of a religious family, movement or ecclesial community. It is about

making God’s dream come true, the great vision of fraternity that Jesus cherished when he prayed to the Father

“that they may all be one” ( Jn 17:21) . Each vocation in the Church, and in a broader sense in society, contributes

 to a common objective; to celebrate among men and women that harmony of manifold gifts that can only be

brought about by the Holy Spirit. Priests, consecrated men and women, lay faithful; let us journey and work

together in bearing witness to the truth that one great human family united in love is no utopian vision, but the very

 purpose for which God created us. Let us pray, brothers and sisters, that the People of God, amid the dramatic

events of history, may increasingly respond to this call. Let us implore the light of the Holy Spirit, so that all of us

may find our proper place and give the very best of ourselves in this great divine plan!

                                                                               Message of Pope Francis for Vocations Sunday.

Year C                                                   Third Sunday of Easter                                        1st May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 30th 6.30pm  Michael & Kathleen Bray & son Liam.    Mary & Michael Mullally & son Mick.   Jack Ivory.     Sun 1st 11.00am G. O’ Brien MM.    Tommy Gaffney.   Mon 2nd 9.30am Michael Gilroy.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead)  7.30pm Oliver & Mary Burke & DFM. Sat 7th 6.30am Tom, Nellie & Bl Lal Timmons.  Sun 8th 11.00am Sean Coyne.

Killulagh:   Sun 1st 9.30am  Kevin Ledwith.  Sat 7th 10.00am Willie & Nuala Fox.  Sun 8th 9.30am  Phil & Martha Reilly & DFM.    Margaret Bennett

Offertory:  €980.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €575. Monthly  €300.  Annual: €800..  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

St. Joseph the Worker: This Sunday 1st May is  the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Vocations: Next Sunday May 8th is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic

 Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that

Christian families  may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church next Sunday from 12-1pm. The Offertory Collection next Sunday will go

towards the students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Come join the MET Team for the following events.  Tea and Biscuits after 11am Mass this Sunday in Fatima.

Mam/Daughter/ Father/ Son Session from 4-6pm this Sunday in Fatima.  Youth Choir on Sun May 15th .

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am. Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

Delvin Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair  this Sun 1st May in the Hall.

St. Joseph ---Welcoming the will of God.

At the same time, Joseph is “an accepting Father” because he “accepted Mary unconditionally”___an important

gesture even today, says Pope Francis, “in our world where psychological, verbal and physical violence towards

women is so evident. “But the Bridegroom of Mary is also the one who, trusting in the Lord, accepts in his life even

the events that he does not understand, “ setting aside his own ideas” and reconciling himself with his own history.

Joseph’s spiritual path” is not one that explains , but accepts”____ which does not mean that he is “resigned”

Instead, he is “courageously and firmly proactive,” because with “Holy Spirit’s gift of fortitude,” and full of hope, he

 is able” to accept life as it is, with all its contradictions, frustrations and disappointments.” In practice, through St.

 Joseph, it is as if God were to repeat to us: “Do not be afraid” because “faith gives meaning to every event, however

happy or sad,” and makes us aware that “God can make flowers spring up from stony ground.” Joseph “did not

look for shortcuts but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it.” For this reason,

“he encourages us to accept and welcome others as they are, without exception, and to show special concern for the

weak”.

Year C                      Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)                       24th  April, 2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michele Hickey MM.   Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Gaffney MM. Mon 25th 9.30am Philomena & Michael Smith.   Tue 26th 9.30am  Joseph & Mgt Martin.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm  Michael & Kathleen Bray & son Liam.    Mary & Michael Mullally & son Mick.   Jack Ivory.     Sun 1st 11.00am G. O’ Brien MM.    Tommy Gaffney.  

Killulagh:   Sun 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sean Newman.    Michael Moriarty.  Sun 1st 9.30am  Kevin Ledwith.

  1. I. P. Mairead Mc Entee. Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. sister of Pat Healy. Rosmead.

Offertory:  €1,000.    Easter Offerings: €4,685.  

Bible Alive: Copies of the Easter Issue  are on Sale. Cost €2.

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Trocaire Boxes: We thank you all for returning your Trocaire Boxes, the amount taken in so far is €3,180. You can still

 hand in your box at the Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm.

Easter Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Offerings..

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter.  Divine Mercy Sunday points us

to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ--- made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the

whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness

God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.”  ( St. Paul 11).

St. Joseph the Worker: Next Sunday 1st May is  the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666, or

 John at 087-2478519, or email youthretreats@gmail.com

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: Are hosting a “Sober Living” weekend from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. The

weekend will be open to everyone and will focus on how the 12 Step Program can enhance our appreciation of our Catholic

Faith. If you would like to join, please contact the Ceili Community at admin@ceilicommunity.net

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on next Wed Apr 27th starting at 11am.

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am. Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

The Struggle of St. Thomas

The struggle for faith experienced by Thomas leads us to think on the meaning of faith in the risen Christ. We do not

depend on physical experience of Christ but know his presence in keeping God’s commandments, and as a gathered

community, in the hearing of the word and in sacramental signs. So the Christian community is a thankful one,

always blessing God for a surer hope through the resurrection of Christ.

Year C                                                          Easter Sunday                                              17th  April, 2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 16th (Holy Saturday) 9.00pm  Easter Vigil.   Sun 17th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.   Mon 18th 9.30am Bridgie & Kevin Murphy. Kathleen & Mike Lohan.    11.0am Funeral Mass for Michael Mc Gowan.   Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Philip Quinn.    Fri 22nd 9.30am Michael & Ester Cooney.    Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michele Hickey MM.   Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Gaffney MM.

Killulagh:  Sun 17th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am  Sean Newman.    Michael Moriarty.

  1. I. P. Michael Mc Gowan. Addinstown, Delvin.

Easter Greetings:  We wish all our parishioners a very Happy Easter. Sincere thanks to all who participated in celebrations

during Lent and Holy Week.

Offertory:  €800.    Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €530. Monthly.  €185.  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes. If you  still have to return the box, we  appreciate if you

 would do so during the coming week. You can hand it in at the Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Easter Sunday Mass: After the 11am Mass on Easter Sunday please join the NET Team for refreshments in Fatima.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick on Easter Sunday at 10.45am.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter.  Divine Mercy Sunday points us

to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ--- made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the

whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness

God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.”  ( St. Paul 11).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Delvin Camogie: Are holding a Cake Sale outside Gaffney’s Bar and Lounge on Easter Sunday between 10am-12.30pm.

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: Are hosting a “Sober Living” weekend from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. The

weekend will be open to everyone and will focus on how the 12 Step Program can enhance our appreciation of our Catholic

Faith. If you would like to join, please contact the Ceili Community at admin@ceilicommunity.net

Accord:  Is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are

available by contacting marriagepreparation@accord.ie. Selections will take place in June with training commencing in

 September. This year Accord is celebrating  60 years supporting couples and families.

Alone: Are seeking volunteers in the area to provide companionship or make calls to Older Prople once a week. If you are

interested contact https;/alone.ie/volunteers/ or contact 086-1085965.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Year C                                                       Palm Sunday                                                   10th  April, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

Sat 9th 6.30pm  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.  Tom Flynn & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM.

Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am Mass. ( Confessions after Mass). Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 14th ( Holy Thursday) 7.30pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 15th ( Good Friday) 7.30pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 16th (Holy Saturday) 9.00pm  Easter Vigil. Sun 17th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 10th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 14th ( Holy Thursday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Sun 17th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

 Offertory:  €685.    Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €245. Monthly.  €250.  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Palm Sunday: This Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins the celebration of the Great Week-Holy Week- which will reach

its high point in the final three days, the crown of the Church’s liturgical year.  Please bring Palm Branches to Mass to be

blessed.

Chrism Mass; Will take place on Wed 13th next at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Ministers of Holy

Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all others involved in the ministry of the Church are invited.  All are Welcome.

Fast and Abstinence: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat.

Trocaire Boxes: We would appreciate if you would return your Trocaire Box on Holy Thursday, or hand it in at the

 Parochial House.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Easter Card: You will get an Easter Card with your Easter Offering Envelope outlining the arrangements for Holy Week.

Please follow the Card as there are a few changes to times of ceremonies and confessions.

Easter Sunday Mass: After the 11am Mass on Easter Sunday please join the NET Team for refreshments in Fatima.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Priory Institute: Meditations on the Easter Triduum with Fra Angelico. “ When I am lifted up from the Earth.” The Priory

 Institute is delighted to offer a Free of Charge online retreat from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Visit

wwwprioryinstitute.com or click on this link https:/bit.ly:3DWrTkx

SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: From Wed 13th to Easter Sunday 17th . This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as

you celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass

and Easter breakfast. Cost inc. accom, and meals is €400. Tel. 048 308231964. or admin@dromantineconference.com.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

 Year C                                              Fifth   Sunday of Lent.                                          3rd April, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Jim & Breda Smith.  Micheal Moore.   Sun 3rd 11.00am  Sinead Barry MM.   Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 9th 6.30pm  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.  Tom Flynn & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM.

Killulagh:  Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass. Thurs 7th 7.30pm Mass.  Sun 10th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Joseph ( G) O’ Brien. Robinstown, Delvin. Martin Doyne. Glenidan. Kathleen Lohan. Dublin. sister of Patsy,

  Willie & Kevin Murphy. Mitchelstown.

 Offertory €1,000.   Ukraine Collection: €1,810.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €200. Monthly.  €190.  

Synod Questionnaire: The final Deanery meeting in preparation for the Synod took place last Wednesday in Castlepollard

Parish Centre. Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Confessions: In preparation for Holy Week and Easter confessions will be available after 9.30am Mass on Wednesday and

on Friday after 9.30am Mass.

Communion Calls: The remainder of the Communion Calls will be done this week. 

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins the celebration of the Great Week-Holy Week- which will reach

its high point in the final three days, the crown of the Church’s liturgical year.  Please bring Palm Branches to Mass to be

blessed.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week. Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are offering  a Diploma in Youth Ministry & Spirituality. Find out more online at

maynoothcollege.ie/courses.

Priory Institute: Meditations on the Easter Triduum with Fra Angelico. “ When I am lifted up from the Earth.” The Priory

 Institute is delighted to offer a Free of Charge online retreat from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Visit

wwwprioryinstitute.com or click on this link https:/bit.ly:3DWrTkx

SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: From Wed 13th to Easter Sunday 17th . This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as

you celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass

and Easter breakfast. Cost inc. accom, and meals is €400. Tel. 048 308231964. or admin@dromantineconference.com.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  We thank everyone who donated so generously

to the second collection last weekend for Ukraine.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

Alone: Are looking for volunteers to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week. Full training and

support provided. Further info https:/alone.ie/volunteers/ or volunteer @alone .ie or 086-1085965.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Year C                                              Fourth  Sunday of Lent.                                          27th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 26th 6.30pm  Gus O Shaughnessy.   Sun 27th 11.00am Mattie Gaffney. Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th  9.30am Mass.  Thurs 31st 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Mass. Sat 2nd 6.30pm Jim & Breda Smith.     Sun 3rd 11.00am  Deceased Members of Delvin G. A. A.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 27th 9.30am Thomas Manny.  Thurs 31st 7.30pm Mass.  Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Carmel Gaffney. Main St, Delvin.

 Offertory ( St. Patrick’s Day) €715. Sunday Offertory €590.   Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €365. Monthly.  €90.   Annual:  €300.

Summer Time: Mass on this Sunday will be at Summer Time.

The Synod: The final Deanery meeting in preparation for the Synod will take place in the Castlepollard Parish Centre on

Wednesday next, Mar 30th at 8pm. Everyone is invited to come and contribute their ideas about the future of the Church. As

in previous weeks specific groups are listed but attendance is not confined to these groups. The groups listed for this week

are those associated with schools and other school staff,  Teachers ( Parents, Grandparents, Boards of Management, 3rd Level

Students), members of Sports Clubs, those who missed previous meetings and all parishioners.

Synod Questionnaire: Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

Confessions: In preparation for Holy Week and Easter confessions will be available after 9.30am Mass on Wednesday and

on Friday from 7pm-7.15pm (before Evening Mass).

Delvin Church Choir: There will be a Choir Practice for Delvin Church on Tue next Mar 29th at 8pm. We would appreciate

if you all would attend as we will be practicing for the Ceremonies of Holy Week and Easter. New members are welcome.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week. Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much

more.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €2,480.

We are asked to donate to another collection this weekend for Ukraine. We appreciate your support.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

The Prodigal Son

Sinners and outcasts are at ease with Jesus, and his story of the Prodigal Son tells why. Today’s readings are a source

 of hope and consolation for all who have sinned in any way. Our Lord’s eating with sinners is a sign of God

breaking through his own laws in order to save those who are in danger of being lost.

 

   Year C                                               Third  Sunday of Lent.                                          20th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 19th 6.30pm  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 20th 11.00am   Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Fintan & Aileen Mc Cormack   Mon 21st 9.30am Mass. Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm  Gus O Shaughnessy.   Sun 27th 11.00am Mattie Gaffney.

Killulagh:  Sun 20th 9.30am Mass. Sun 27th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Michele Hickey. Castletown Court, Delvin. Aoife Kelly.(nee Lynch), Mullingar. native of  Mulliganstown, Delvin.

Josephine Buckley. Mallow, Co. Cork.   mother of Mary Bray. Clonyn, Delvin.

 Offertory €775.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €265. Monthly.  €255.   Annual:  €600.     

Synod Preparation: The first meeting in preparation for the synod was held on Wed 9th March  in Castlepollard. Two

further meetings will be held on Wed 23rd and 30th .

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but

all parishioners are welcome. The groups encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Feast of St. Joseph: This Sat 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph. There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church on Sun 20th from

12-1pm to honour his Feast Day. We pray that we can learn to imitate his faithfulness to God and his care of Mary and Jesus.

Church Bell: Repairs to the bell in Delvin Church have been completed. Thanks to all who made donations for the work.

NET Team: A Net Ministries Team will be working in the parish until the end of May. We welcome the team and pray

Gods blessing on their work in the parish.

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Friday next, March 25th  we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The

following is a short reflection on the significance of this feast. “ Given her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother

of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely

to the person and to the work of her Son, she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on

him by God’s grace”.  ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 494).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €2,335.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

Year C                                               Second Sunday of Lent.                                          13th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 12th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Ellen Kane & DFM.  Billy & Elizabeth Gilmore.

Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 17th 11.00am Owen & Mgt Murtagh & DFM.  Fri 18th 10.00am Cailin Lynch.  Sat 19th 6.30pm  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 20th 11.00am   Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Fintan & Aileen Mc Cormack

Killulagh:  Sun 13th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Thurs 17th 9.30am DFM Ward Family, Rickardstown.  Sun 20th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Esther Cooney. Dundalk. mother of Diane Burns. Battstown. Michael Devaney. Enfield. father of Rachel Mc Grath.

Gigginstown. Ann Molloy. ( nee Devine). Coralstown. formerly Robinstown, Delvin. Edward Daly. Chicago. late of

Clonmaskill, Delvin.  His Ashes will be buried on Fri 18th Mar  in Delvin Cemetery at 10.45am.

 Offertory €880.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €320. Monthly.  €110.        

Synod Preparation: The first meeting in preparation for the synod was held on Wed last in Castlepollard. Two further

meetings will be held on Wed 23rd and 30th .

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but

all parishioners are welcome. The groups encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Feast of St. Patrick: Next Thurs we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to overestimate the influence of St.

Patrick on the faith of the people of Ireland.  In recent years the message of St. Patrick  tended to be overshadowed by other

celebrations associated with the Feast. This year is a good opportunity to focus on the spiritual significance of the Feast of St.

Patrick. We include here an extract from the story of his life, as told by himself. In this extract he tells about his carelessness,

about his relationship with God and about his conversion. We can pray that many Irish people will experience a similar

conversion as we celebrate his Feast.

The Power of Prayer

After I came to Ireland, every day I had to tend sheep and many times a day I prayed. The love of God and his fear

 came to me more and more, and my faith was strengthened. My spirit was moved so that in a single day I would say

as many as 100 prayers, and almost as many in the night. Even when I was staying in the woods and on the

mountains, I used to get up for prayer before daylight, through snow, through frost, through rain, because the spirit

within me was then fervent.

Feast of St. Joseph: Next Sat 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph. Adoration in Killulagh Church on Sun 20th from 12-1pm.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-41478971.

St. Feichins Church Choir Fore: Present an Evening of Song and Music to mark our National Day of Remembrance and

Reflection on Wed 16th Mar at 8pm in St. Feichins Church, Fore.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €1,225.

St. Patrick’s Day 17th March:  The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to “Light the Fire” 4pm Vespers on the

Hill of Slane and Procession to the Church. 5pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church followed by Adoration. All are Welcome.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Takes place in the Salesyard, Delvin on Thurs 17th Mar from 2-5.pm. All Welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Mon next Mar 14th at 8pm in Carmel Gaffney’s.

  Year C                                                 First Sunday of Lent.                                            6th March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 5th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson.  Marian Davis.  Edward Daly MM.   Sun 6th 11.00am  Mary Toner.  Bernie Drum.

Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Ellen Kane & DFM.  Billy & Elizabeth Gilmore.

 

Killulagh: Sun 6th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.   Sun 13th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch. 

  1. I. P. Sinead Barry. Southill, Delvin.

 Offertory €850.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €265. Monthly.  €50.        

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Parish Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting. While groups are encouraged to attend on certain nights the arrangement is flexible. If you cannot attend

on the night assigned to your group, you are welcome to come on another night.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but all parishioners are welcome. The groups

encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 9th March at 8pm. Those involved in the liturgical life of the parishes. Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion, choir members, organists, stewards/collectors, sacristans, etc.

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Weekday Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be 9.30am Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs and Fri.

Mass in Killulagh will be at  7.30pm on Thursday.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial, e.g. fasting from

 food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

relieve suffering. We are grateful to the Collectors who delivered a box to each household. Spare boxes in the Church.  

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running  a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

St. Patrick’s Day 17th March:  The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to “Light the Fire” 4pm Vespers on the

Hill of Slane and Procession to the Church. 5pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church followed by Adoration. All are Welcome.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Meeting on Wed 9th March in Carmel Gaffney’s at 8pm.  All  Welcome.  Please support your Village.

     Year C                                          Eight  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       27th  February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 26th 6.30pm  Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.  Rose Gibney.

Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd ( Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.

Fri 4th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy & Annie Mc Cann & son Tommy.  Sat 5th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson.  Marian Davis.  Sun 6th 11.00am  Mary Toner.  Bernie Drum.

Killulagh:  Sun 27th 9.30am  Joe Flynn.  Wed 2nd ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 6th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.

 Offertory €655.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €220. Monthly.  €55.        

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Community Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. You are welcome to come on a night which suits you.

 To learn more about synodality see www.synod.ie or wwwdioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Extract from Lenten Message of Bishop Deenihan: Our Lenten pilgrimage this year will have the added element of the

 Synodal Pathway. I echo the invitation of Pope Francis to each member of the Christian community in the Diocese of Meath

to join in this moment of listening as we prayerfully discern together what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church in this

diocese at this time. To those of you who at best feel that you are on the margins of the Church, or at worst feel excluded

from the Church, I say, “the Church needs to hear your voice!” I ask for your honesty. Do not be afraid to share your pain or

to articulate that which you seek in the Church but do not find. You are part of the Church by your Baptism and in this

synodal process the voice of every baptised person is equal. Ask the Holy Spirit who dwells in your heart to give you the

words that your Church needs to hear.     Full Message available in the Porch.

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed and

distributed during  9.30am Mass in Killulagh and 7.30pm Mass in Delvin.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial, e.g. fasting from

 food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running  a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

Delvin Church Choir: There will be a practice for Delvin Church Choir on  Mon next, 28th Feb at 7.30pm. New members

are very  welcome

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Applications are now open for Postgraduate Programmes in Theology. Further

information contact Admissions Team at 01-7084772.

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting in Carmel Gaffney’s on Mon 28th Feb at 8pm.

     Year C                                          Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       20th  February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 19th 6.30pm  James & Peg Robinson.  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 20th 11.00am John & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean &  DFM  Molly Paris.  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Noel Fox & DFM.    Sat 26th 11.00am Bernadette Nugent Hinter.  6.30pm Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.  Rose Gibney.

Killulagh: Sun 20th 9.30am Martin Kiernan. Sun 27th 9.30am Mass. 

  1. I. P. Edward Price. Rathconnell, Mullingar. father of Marie Bray. Ballyhealy.

Offertory €775.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €475. Monthly.  €310.        

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Community Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. You are welcome to come on a night which suits you.

 To learn more about synodality see www.synod.ie or wwwdioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Water: Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, it will be possible to use holy water in the Churches again. It

will be available in the holy water fonts this weekend. Holy Water for use at home can be collected from the containers in

both Churches.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Applications are now open for Postgraduate Programmes in Theology. Further

information contact Admissions Team at 01-7084772

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising a Fun Bingo in the Hall on Sun 27th February at 3pm. The committee would like

 donations, unused vouchers or any other items you consider suitable as prizes. You can leave them in at  Leavy’s Shop and

Post Office or contact Michael at 087-2879581 to arrange collection.

     Year C                                          Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                        13th February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 12th 6.30pm  Ray Muilligan.   Sun 13th 11.00am Pat & Kathleen Gaffney. Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Larry Allen & DFM.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm

James & Peg Robinson.  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 20th 11.00am John & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean &  DFM  Molly Paris.

Killulagh: Sun 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Leah Carolan. Killallon.   George Kelly. Trim.  husband of Kathleen Comaskey. (formerly Ballinn).  Mairead O’

Colmain. Galway. sister of Fr. Sean Gartland. P. P. Clonmellon. 

Offertory €750.   Candlemas Offerings: €1,385.     

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all

who helped them prepare for this day.   Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and

 guide.

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Candlemas Offerings last weekend..

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am

Mass in Killulagh and 11.00am Mass in Delvin. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite

them to renew their marriage vows and give them a special blessing during Mass.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is Day of Prayer for Temperance.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Water: Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, it will be possible to use holy water in the Churches again. It

will be available in the holy water fonts this weekend. Holy Water for use at home can be collected from the containers in

both Churches.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising a Fun Bingo in the Hall on Sun 27th February at 3pm. The committee would like

 donations, unused vouchers or any other items you consider suitable as prizes. You can leave them in at  Leavy’s Shop and

Post Office or contact Michael at 087-2879581 to arrange collection.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday next 14th Feb in Carmel Gaffney’s at 8pm.

     Year C                                           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          6th February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 5th 6.30pm  Frances Fitzpatrick MM    Sun 6th 11.00am  Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Patrick Martin.  Mon 7th 9.30am Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.   11.00am The Sacrament of Confirmation.   Sat 12th 6.30pm  Ray Muilligan.   Sun 13th 11.00am

Pat & Kathleen Gaffney

 

Killulagh: Sun 6th 9.30am  Pat Fox  Sun 13th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Paddy Driscoll. Cooraclare. Co. Clare. late of Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory €860.    Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €215.  Monthly  €77.     

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Candlemas Offerings: This Sunday is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of February and March in Killulagh if you would like to book

a Mass. Please contact the Parochial House.

Confirmation: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation for the children of the parish next Friday, February 11th in

Delvin Church.  It is a special day for the children who will be confirmed and their families. It is also an opportunity for the

rest of us to recall the day of our Confirmation and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit we received. We pray that God

will renew  the grace of confirmation for all our parishioners.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Friday is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day.

Renewal of Marriage Vows: Next Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am

Mass in Killulagh and 11.00am Mass in Delvin. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite

them to renew their marriage vows an give them a special blessing during Mass.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

     Year C                                           Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          30th  January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 29th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 30th 11.00am  Jim Flynn MM.  Jackie, Madeline Mary & John Branagan. 

Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm  John & Anna Vaughan. Sat 5th 6.30pm  Frances Fitzpatrick MM    Sun 6th 11.00am  Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Patrick Martin.

Killulagh: Sun 30th 9.30am  Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.  Sun 6th 9.30am  Pat Fox

  1. I. P. Josie Downes (nee Moore) Sheffield, England. formerly Stonestown, Delvin. Bernadette Nugent Hinter, late of

Clonmorril. who died in Majorca.  Fergus Hughes, Dromore, Co. Tyrone. father of Maria Douglas. Church View, Delvin.

Offertory €790.  Needs of the Diocese:  €1,110.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €305.  Monthly  €160.   Annual: €900.  

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the second collection. Amount collected was €1,110

Church Bell: We sincerely thank all the people who gave in donations  for repairs to be  carried out to the Church bell. The

 bell is operating at the moment, but further repairs are required. Total amount donated was €2,395. 

Feast of St. Brigid: Tuesday is the Feast of St. Brigid.  Anybody wishing to have St. Brigid’s Crosses blessed can leave

them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Tuesday. They will be blessed during Mass. Please collect your crosses again

 after Mass.

Feast of the Presentation: Wednesday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. Anybody wishing to have candles blessed

for use in the home can leave them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Thursday. They will be blessed during Mass.

Please collect your candles after Mass.  Today is also World Day for Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise: Due to the pandemic it will not be possible to have the blessing of throats for individuals. A general

blessing of throats will be given for all who attend Mass on Thursday morning.

Candlemas Offerings: Sunday 6th  is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of February and March if you would like to book a Mass.

Please contact the Parochial House.

Confirmation: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation for the children of the parish on Friday, February 11th in

Delvin Church.  It is a special day for the children who will be confirmed and their families. It is also an opportunity for the

rest of us to recall the day of our Confirmation and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit we received. We pray that God

will renew  the grace of confirmation for all our parishioners.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Brigid

St. Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. She was born c.454. When she was young

her father wished to make a very suitable marriage for her but she insisted in consecrating her virginity to God. She

received the veil and spiritual formation probably from St. Mel  and stayed for a period under his direction in

Ardagh. Others followed her example and this led her to found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of

Bishop Conleth. She died in 524 and her cult is widespread not only throughout Ireland but in several European

lands. The St. Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by St. Brigid to explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign of

God’s protection.

Year C                                           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          23rd January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe & Laetitia Cullen.  Bernie Maguire.  Mon 24th No Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 30th 11.00am  Jim Flynn MM.  Jackie, Madeline Mary & John Branagan. 

 

Killulagh: Sun 23rd 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM   Sun 30th 9.30am  Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.

Offertory €725.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €206.  Monthly  €75.     

Needs of the Diocese: The Second collection will be taken up this weekend. The amount to be collected by this Parish is

€5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,830) has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Week of Prayer: The theme for

the week is as follows:   We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. ( Matthew 2:2)

Prayer: Gracious God, when we only know one way and we think we must return to it, and when we think that all roads are

blocked, and we fall into despair, we always find you there. You are the God of renewed promises. We find you creating a

new path before us, one that we did not expect. We thank you because you exceed our expectations. We thank you for your

wisdom that surpasses our understanding. We thank you because your creative paths open up unforeseen possibilities. If we

search our maps and find no route, nonetheless we always find you, who lead us by a yet more excellent way. We pray

through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, that you always lead us back to you. Amen.

 Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. The theme for each day are as follows:

Monday       24th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full with God.

Tuesday       25th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full Together.

Wednesday  26th Catholic Schools;  Celebrating Being Together Again.

Thursday      27th Catholic Schools;  Living Life in Wonder and Awe.

Friday           28th Catholic Schools;  Living Life and Facing the Future.

Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Mass at 11am in the Cathedral on this Sunday to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools’

week.  Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral website.

First Communion: Will be celebrated in the parish on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 Sunday of the Word of God is a means to help people to reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred

Scripture in our lives as believers, beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent

dialogue with God.

The Holy Spirit and the Scriptures:  The Holy Spirit was at work in the whole process of the formation of the Scriptures.

 This  is why, even though many people across different times and places contributed to the writing, we believe that the

Scriptures are divinely inspired. But the Holy Spirit’s work does not come to an end with the writing of the text. The Holy

Spirit, who dwells in us by virtue of our baptism, is also at work in us as w listen to the text. Therefore, through the Spirit’s

inspiration, the words of Scripture can become a living Word of the Lord to us here and now. 

 Year C                                               Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                16th January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 15th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.   Joe & Kitty Bray.     Sun 16th 11.00am  Pat Smith.   Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe & Laetitia Cullen.  Bernie Maguire.

 

Killulagh: Sun 16th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM

Offertory €635.   Needs of the Diocese:  €850.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €365.  Monthly  €155.     

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the first collection last weekend  for the Needs of the Diocese.

Amount collected was €850. The Second collection will be on  Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution

from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for

the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this

 Parish is €5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,350) has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Week of Prayer: The theme for

the week is as follows:   We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. ( Matthew 2:2)

Prayer: Gracious God, when we only know one way and we think we must return to it, and when we think that all roads are

blocked, and we fall into despair, we always find you there. You are the God of renewed promises. We find you creating a

new path before us, one that we did not expect. We thank you because you exceed our expectations. We thank you for your

wisdom that surpasses our understanding. We thank you because your creative paths open up unforeseen possibilities. If we

search our maps and find no route, nonetheless we always find you, who lead us by a yet more excellent way. We pray

through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, that you always lead us back to you. Amen.

 Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. The theme for each day are as follows:

Monday       24th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full with God.

Tuesday       25th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full Together.

Wednesday  26th Catholic Schools;  Celebrating Being Together Again.

Thursday      27th Catholic Schools;  Living Life in Wonder and Awe.

Friday           28th Catholic Schools;  Living Life and Facing the Future.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Westmeath Sports Partnership: Are running a six week programme entitled Activator Poles in Delvin Sports & Leisure

Centre starting on Tuesday 18th January from 11am-12noon. Cost €15 for the six weeks.  Register through Eventbrite link or

contact Martina O’ Brien @ westmeathcoco.ie to receive a link.

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 23rd as the Sunday of the Word of God. He invites us to reflect on the importance of

the Word of God in our lives and in the Liturgy. The following is an extract from the Letter of Pope Francis

establishing the Sunday of the Word of God “it belongs above all to those called to hear its message and to recognise

themselves in its words. At times, there can be a tendency to monopolise the sacred text by restricting it to certain

circles or to select groups. It cannot be that way. The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it,

move from dispersion and division towards unity. The word of God unites believers and makes them one people. In

this unity born of listening, pastors are primarily responsible for explaining sacred Scripture and helping everyone to

understand it. Since it is the people’s book, those called to be ministers of the word must feel an urgent need to make

it accessible to their community.”

Year C                                               The Baptism of the Lord                                          9th January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

  Sat 8th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Dolores Gaffney.   Sun 9th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick.  Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.   Joe & Kitty Bray.     Sun 16th 11.00am  Pat Smith.

 

Killulagh: Sun 9th 9.30am  John & Ellen Ivory, son Loman & Ellen Devery. Sun 16th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.

  1. I. P. Tommy Mc Gowan. Clonmellon. brother of Michael Mc Gowan, Addinstown. and Margaret Smith. Clonmaskill,

Mary Leonard.  London sister- in-law of Marion Murtagh. Moyleroe.   Monica Brecknell. Navan.  sister of John & Des

Kiernan. Johnstown.

Offertory €615.    Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €1,210.  Monthly  €640.     

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this Sun 9th January and again on

 Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. There will be more information on the theme for each day in the

bulletin  next week.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,050 has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the many

 divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Westmeath Sports Partnership: Are running a six week programme entitled Activator Poles in Delvin Sports & Leisure

Centre starting on Tuesday 18th January from 11am-12noon. Cost €15 for the six weeks.  Register through Eventbrite link or

contact Martina O’ Brien @ westmeathcoco.ie to receive a link.

The Baptism of Jesus and Ours

Jesus’s baptism is the pattern also of ours. In baptism we go down with Christ into the waters of death, and our sins

 are drowned in those waters. And because we have gone down with Christ, we also come up from the waters

together with him and hear—mighty and majestic—the Father’s voice directed to us as well. It pronounces a new

name for each of us, in the depths of each of our hearts “Beloved! In whom I am well pleased”. We hear the name  as

ours not because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his

 relationship to his Father with us.

Homiletic Directory. no. 137.

 

Year C                                 The Second Sunday after Christmas                                2nd January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

  Sat 1st 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mass.  Fri 7th (First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Bridget & Peter Cooke. Robinstown.  Sat 8th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Dolores Gaffney.   Sun 9th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 2nd 9.30am Willie Dunne & DFM.  Thurs 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am Mass.    Sun 9th 9.30am

John & Ellen Ivory, son Loman & Ellen Devery.

  1. I. P. Jim Flynn. Killough, Bracklyn. Annie Mc Cormack. Mullingar. mother of Martin Mc Cormack. Dunganstown,

Delvin. Frances Fitzpatrick. Addinstown, Delvin.

Christmas Offertory:   €1,630. Sunday Offertory: €535.    Christmas Offerings:  €5,135.     

Christmas Offerings:  Thanks again to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Thursday 6th January. Vigil Mass in Delvin  on Wed 5th at 7.30pm.  There will

9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Thurs 6th  and 11.00am Mass in Delvin.   It is a Holy Day.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 9th January and again on

 Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation. (€800

has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the many

 divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

 you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great

 feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men(magi) from the East, together with his Baptism

in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan

religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of Salvation through the

Incarnation.

 

Important Dates for 2022.

2nd March, Ash Wednesday                             7th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

17th April, Easter Sunday.                               8th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

5th June, Pentecost Sunday.                             13th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Thursday 6th January        All Saints, Tuesday 1st November.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday 17th March                      Immaculate Conception, Thursday 8th December.

Feast of the Assumption, Monday 15th August.            Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December.

 

Year C                           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph                    26th   December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sun  26th 11.00am Bill Anderson.  Mon 27th 10.00am Tom & Bridgie Brennan.  Tue 28th 10.00am Larry Murtagh. 

Wed 29th 10.00am DFM Kearrney Family.  Thurs 30th 10.00am Mass.  Fri 31st 10.00am Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.

 

Killulagh:   Sun 26th 9.30am   Fr. Joseph Troy.  Sun 2nd 9.30am Willie Dunne & DFM.

  1. I. P. Maisie Carolan. Geehanstown, Delvin. mother of Pat Carolan. Ballinvalley, Delvin. Liam Ward. The Downs,

Mullingar. brother of Francey Reilly. Mullingar.   Nancy Farrelly. Clonmellon. mother of Nuala Gillick. Rosmead, Delvin.

Offertory:   €800.   Christmas Offerings:  €2,410.     

Christmas Offerings:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

World Day of Peace: Jan 1st is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Thursday 6th January. It is a Holy Day.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next, December 27th.

Church Bell: The bell in Delvin Church is not working at present. The company that service the bell have examined it and

have told us that a number of parts need to be replaced. The total cost of repairs would be €2,000(approx). If anybody would

 like to make a donation towards the cost of repairs, it would be most welcome.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

 you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

 Feast of Mary, Mother of God. ( January 1st ).

 At the message of an angel, the Virgin Mary received the word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave life to

  the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the

  Redeemer.

 New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2022. Thanks to everybody for

 their generosity and support in the past year.

 

Important Dates for 2022.

2nd March, Ash Wednesday                             7th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

17th April, Easter Sunday.                               8th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

5th June, Pentecost Sunday.                             13th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Thursday 6th January        All Saints, Tuesday 1st November.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday 17th March                      Immaculate Conception,Thursday 8th December.

Feast of the Assumption, Monday 15th August.            Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December.

 

The Sacrament of Marriage.

Just as of old God encountered his people with a covenant of love and fidelity, so our Savior, the spouse of the

Church, now encounters Christian spouses through the sacrament of Matrimony. Christ dwells with them, gives

them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen , to forgive one

another, to bear one another’s burdens, to  ‘be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ, and to love one

 another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. In the joys of their love and family life he gives them here on

earth a foretaste of the wedding feast of the Lamb’.

                                                                                     (Catechism of the Catholic Church) 1032.

      Year C                                             Fourth Sunday of Advent                                   19th  December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 18th 6.30pm   Bridie Carolan & Cathy Sullivan.   Margaret & Michael Malone.   Sun 19th 11.00am  Nancy Neville.  Bernadette Kelly. Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( Christmas Eve) 5.00pm and 7.00pm Mass.  Saturday 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Sun  26th 11.00am Bill Anderson. 

Killulagh:   Sun 19th 9.30am    Paddy & Anna Cassidy.      Sat 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.    Sun 26th 9.30am  

Fr. Joseph Troy.

Offertory:   €695.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 155. Monthly €190.     

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

  final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

  quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

  That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

   thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

   Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

   Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next, December 27th.

   Church Bell: The bell in Delvin Church is not working at present. The company that service the bell have examined it and

    have told us that a number of parts need to be replaced. The total cost of repairs would be €2,000(approx). If anybody

    would like to make a donation towards the cost of repairs, it would be most welcome.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

    upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

    Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

    paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

   St. Vincent de Paul: A very big thank you to everyone for the wonderful response to the St. Vincent de Paul annual

    appeal. The amount collected was over €3,400 which is being distributed to local people to help alleviate the financial

    pressures associated with this time of the year. We also thank our local shops and businesses making collection boxes

    available to their customers, also thank you to the Men’s Shed for helping marshal the Drive Through.

    Delvin SVP team wish you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

   Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

   you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

  Christmas Confessions: There will be Confessions after 9.30am Morning Mass on Wed next, Dec, 22nd , also on Friday

   (Christmas Eve)  from 12-12.30pm.

   Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as  follows:

   Christmas Eve--- 5.00pm,   7.00pm.

   Christmas Day---- Killulagh  9.30am,     Delvin 11.00am.

   Masses from Delvin will be streamed live and outside speaker will be used for 5pm and 7pm Mass on Christmas

   Eve and 11am Mass on Christmas Day.

Christmas Greetings

   We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We welcome all

   who have come home to be with their families. We think of all who cannot travel this Christmas, or who have to

   work during the Christmas.

      Year C                                              Third Sunday of Advent                                   12th  December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 11th 6.30pm Teresa Mc Cormack.  William &  Catherine Sherlock.  David Anderson.  Sun 12th 11.00am   Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Tom & Mary Heffernan. Mon 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 9.30am  Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am  Mgt & Patrick Farrelly, sons and daughters.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 18th 6.30pm   Bridie Carolan & Cathy Sullivan.   Margaret & Michael Malone.   Sun 19th 11.00am  Nancy Neville.  Bernadette Kelly.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 12th 9.30am Pala Sheerin.  Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM. Sun 19th 9.30am Paddy & Anna Cassidy.

Offertory:   €760.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 485. Monthly €255.     

Bible  Alive: Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

  final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

  quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

  That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

   thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

   Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

   St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath.  He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his

    return he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of

    the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the Saints of Ireland. His Feast 

    Day is this Sunday 12th December.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

    Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

    paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

   Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as  follows:

   Christmas Eve--- 5.00pm,   7.00pm.

   Christmas Day---- Killulagh  9.30am,     Delvin 11.00am.

   Masses from Delvin will be streamed live and outside speaker will be used for 11am Mass.

Thy Kingdom Come

This petition makes more explicit the meaning of ‘Hallowed be thy name’. God’s name will be perfectly hallowed

when God’s kingdom comes. God’ kingdom will come when the Lord Jesus returns in glory and hands everything

 over to the Father. The Catechism says; ‘In the Lord’s Prayer, ‘thy kingdom come’  refers primarily to the final

coming of the reign of God through Christs’ return (CCC 2818).  It is the Holy Spirit who prepares the way for the

 coming of the Lord. It is only through the Spirit that we can cry ‘Abba, Father’. ‘Jesus is Lord’ and ‘Come, Lord

Jesus’. ‘Thy kingdom come’ does not  mean abandoning this world and hoping for a deliverance totally from outside.

 It means praying for an increase in Jesus’ invisible rule now, through an intensification of his presence in the

Church, in Christians and in the world, all as preparation and build-up for his return and his visible rule. ‘Since

Pentecost, the coming of that reign is the work of the Spirit of the Lord who ‘complete(s) his work on earth and

brings us the fullness of grace” (CCC 2818).

Year C                                          Second Sunday of Advent                                  5th December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 5th 11.00am  Noel Lynch.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 7.30pm Vigil Mass.  Wed 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am  George Sweetnan. 

Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm Teresa Mc Cormack.  William &  Catherine Sherlock.  David Anderson.  Sun 12th 11.00am   Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Tom & Mary Heffernan.

Killulagh:   Sun 5th 9.30am   Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.  Wed 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass.

Sun 12th 9.30am   Pala Sheerin.   Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM.

    Offertory: €720.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 370. Monthly €365.     

    Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

   Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

   waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

   final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

    opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need

    in your community with basics like food, fuel and school.

   Your Donation:

  1. Helps to provide food for a family who is struggling.
  2. Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter
  3. Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniform.

Donating in Person.

  1. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  2. Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  3. Put your name/address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive thru Collection Sat 11th  December

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 11th December between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors. You can donate online www.svp.ie  make sure you select North East area so your money goes to our region.  If you need Support and Advice contact 1800677777.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is the Lord’s immediate precursor or forerunner, sent to prepare his way.” Prophet of the Most

 High.” John surpasses all the prophets, of whom he is the last. He inaugurates the Gospel, already from his mother’s

womb welcomes the coming of Christ, and rejoices in being “the friend of the bridegroom” whom he points out as

“the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Going before Jesus “in the spirit and power of Elijah.”

John hears witness to Christ in his preaching by his Baptism of conversion, and through his martyrdom. When the

Church celebrates the  liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by

 sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming , the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second

coming. By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire. “He must

increase, but I must decrease.”                             ( Catechism of the Catholic Church,  523-526).

Year C                                          First Sunday of Advent                                  28th  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Pat Lynch.    Billy Moran & DFM.  Sun 28th 11.00am Ruth Lynch   Eugene & Carmel Doherty.  Mon 29th No Mass.  Tue 30th No Mass.  Wed 1st No Mass.  Thurs 2nd No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday 9.30am List of the Dead.   7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney & DFM.  Service for the Dead.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 5th 11.00am  Noel Lynch.

Killulagh:  Sun 28th 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton.    Nancy & John Barry.    Sun 5th 9.30am   Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Nellie Doherty. Ballinacor, Delvin.

   Offertory: €645.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 230. Monthly €105.     

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

   Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

   Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

    in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

    glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Annual Mass/ Service for the Dead: We will celebrate Mass for all who died during the past year. On Friday December,

   3rd at 7.30pm. During Mass candles will be lighted for each one who died during the year. All are welcome, especially

   families and relatives of those who have died. The usual precautions including the wearing of masks will be in operation.

   St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

    opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need

    in your community with basics like food, fuel and school.

   Your Donation:

  1. Helps to provide food for a family who is struggling.
  2. Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter
  3. Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniform.

Donating in Person.

  1. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  2. Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  3. Put your name/address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive thru Collection Sat 11th  December

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 11th December between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and masks will be place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors. You can donate online www.svp.ie  make sure you select North East area so your money goes to our region.  If you need Support and Advice contact 1800677777.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    Viatores Christi: You are invited to attend Free Online Conference of the VIVID;T EU AVI Funded Project on

    Disability –Inclusive Development on Wed 1st Dec starting at 10am. See www.eventbrite.com.

Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles,

Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

of the Sun of justice .

Year B                                          Feast of Christ the King                                  21st  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 20th 6.30pm James, Margaret, 88.ujn  Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Sun 21st 11.00am Dan & Annie Mc Grath, & sister Betty.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Christy Fenlon.  Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  7pm Mass. Deceased  Residents  &  Staff of Muiriosa Foundation. Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Pat Lynch.    Billy Moran & DFM.  Sun 28th 11.00am Ruth Lynch   Eugene & Carmel Doherty. 

Killulagh:  Sun 21st 9.30am   Nugent Family, Bracklyn.   Sun 28th 9.30am   Thomas & Kathleen Clinton. 

Nancy & John Barry.

   Offertory: €780.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 380. Monthly €275.  Annual €800.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Feast of Christ the King: There will be a solemn celebration of Vespers ( Evening Prayer) in the Cathedral, Mullingar

    this Sun Nov 21st the Feast of Christ the King, at 5pm. While current restrictions may impinge on the celebration, Priests

    and  Parishioners are welcome to attend.  Parish Choirs and Musicians are most welcome. The Cathedral choir will be

    joined by  Ronan Mc Donagh’s  Fuamlaoi  and John O’ Keeffe’s  seminarian choir from Maynooth and the University’s 

    Schola  Gregoriana.

   Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King in the parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church this Sun 21st

   November from 12noon-1pm.

   World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads this Sun 21st at

    our Masses.

   Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

    in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

    glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Annual Mass/ Service for the Dead: We will celebrate Mass for all who died during the past year. On Friday December,

   3rd at 7.30pm. During Mass candles will be lighted for each one who died during the year. All are welcome, especially

   families and relatives of those who have died. The usual precautions including the wearing of masks will be in operation.

    St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

     Delvin Friendship Club: We had our A. G. M. last week and it was decided at the meeting that we would not return

     to the Hall in November as previously planned. The reason is that the number of  Covid 19 Virus Cases is very high.

    We hope  that  2022 will be a better Year for us and we will be able to return.

Advent

The God who comes is a loving Father; we are work of his hands. Our hope in Christ will strengthen us to await

steady and without blame the day of his coming. We are warned against complacency taking God’s gift for granted.

Our God is watching over us, he is the careful potter, the loving father, the good shepherd, the faithful one.

 

Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles,

Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

of the Sun of justice .

        Year B                             Thirty Third Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                     14th  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 13th 6.30pm  John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 14th 11.00am   Walter Casserly & grand daughter Niamh.     Michael & Mary Brady. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass. Tue 16th 9.30am  James & Mary Gaffney.   Wed 17th 9.30am Kathleen & Tom Monaghan. Martinstown.   Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 6.30pm James, Margaret, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Sun 21st 11.00am Dan & Annie Mc Grath, & sister Betty.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.  Sun 21st 9.30am Nugent Family, Bracklyn.

  1.   I. P. Frank Clarke. Dublin. formerly Delvin. brother of Gerry & Evelyn Clarke. Delvin.

   Offertory: €630.    Nov. Offerings: €2,100.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    November Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings.

    Confirmation 2022: Bishop Deenihan announced details for Confirmation in 2022. Children from this parish will be

    confirmed on Friday, February 11th .

    Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Mass for the Deceased Clergy: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Mass for six priests from the Diocese who died during

    the Pandemic. The  Mass will take place in the Cathedral, Mullingar on Wednesday next,17th November at 7.30pm.

    Feast of Christ the King: There will be a solemn celebration of Vespers ( Evening Prayer) in the Cathedral, Mullingar on

    Sun Nov 21st the Feast of Christ the King, at 5pm. While current restrictions may impinge on the celebration, Priests and

    Parishioners are welcome to attend.  Parish Choirs and Musicians are most welcome. The Cathedral choir will be joined by

    Ronan Mc Donagh’s  Fuamlaoi  and John O’ Keeffe’s  seminarian choir from Maynooth and the University’s  Schola

   Gregoriana.

   Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King in the parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church next Sun 21st

   November from 12noon-1pm.

   Bishops’ Pilgrimage: To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic and

    in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on this Sunday 14th

    November at 3pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in

    Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their

    families.  At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much

    during the pandemic. This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTE News Now

    digital television channel and online. The Bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.

   World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads next Sun 21st at

    our Masses.

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: We thank you for your donations towards the Trocaire Emergency Appeal last weekend.

    The amount  collected was €1,475.

     St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

      upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

     Delvin Friendship Club: We had our A. G. M. last week and it was decided at the meeting that we would not return

     to the Hall in November as previously planned. The reason is that the number of  Covid 19 Virus Cases is very high.

    We hope  that  2022 will be a better Year for us and we will be able to return.

     Modern & Vintage Furniture, Household Sale & Christmas Fare : Will  take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home.

     The Derries,  Drumcree on Sat 20th Nov from 11am -3pm. Cake Sale ,Tea and Coffee. We would appreciate  if you would

     do some baking for the Cake Sale.   Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

        Year B                             Thirty Second Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                      7th November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 6th 6.30pm Mass.    Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.    Mon 8th  9.30am Dominic Murray.  Tue 9th 9.30am

Brendan Mullen & DFM.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 14th 11.00am   Walter Casserly & grand daughter Niamh.     Michael & Mary Brady.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 7th 9.30am  Sheila Aughey.   Vincent & Mary Cully.    Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.

   Offertory: €575.    1st Nov. Offertory €90.   Ren. Fund: Weekly  €360.    Monthly  €155.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    November Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

    Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can also be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day

    from Nov 1st – Nov 8th .

    Confirmation 2022: Bishop Deenihan announced details for Confirmation in 2022. Children from this parish will be

    confirmed on Friday, February 11th .

   Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: Over 30 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating hunger

     crisis. An emergency collection is being taken up this weekend to relieve their suffering. Boxes will be placed at the front

     of the Church to receive donations. The boxes will be marked Trocaire Emergency Appeal. Envelopes marked Trocaire

     Emergency Appeal can also be handed in at the Parochial House.

     Mullingar Deanery: Annual Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathwire  on Friday 12th November

     at  7.30pm.

     St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

      upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’.

Jesus himself warns us that the path he proposes goes against the flow, even  making us challenge society by the way

we live and, as a result, becoming a nuisance. He reminds us how many people have been, and still are, persecuted

simply because they struggle for justice, because they take seriously their commitment to God and to others. Unless

we wish to sink into an obscure mediocrity, let us not long for an easy life, for ‘whoever would save his life will lose

it’ ( Mt 16:25).

In living the Gospel, we cannot expect that everything will be easy, for the thirst for power and worldly interests

often stands in our way. Saint John Paul 11 noted that ‘a society is alienated if its forms of social organisations,

production and consumption make it more difficult to offer this gift of self and to establish this solidarity between

people’. In such a society politics, mass communications and economic, cultural and even religious institutions

become so entangled as to become an obstacle to authentic human and social development. As a result, the Beatitudes

are not easy to live out; any attempt to do so will be viewed negatively, regarded with suspicion, and met with

ridicule.

 Here we are speaking about inevitable persecution, not the kind of persecution we might bring upon ourselves by

our mistreatment of others. The saints are not odd and aloof,  because of their vanity, negativity and bitterness. The

Apostles of Christ were not like that. The Book of Acts states repeatedly that they enjoyed favour ‘with all the

people’(:47; cf 4:21-33; 5:13), even as some authorities harassed and persecuted them (cf4:1-3,5:17-18).

 Persecutions are not a reality of the past, for today too we experience them, whether by the shedding of blood, as is

the case with so many contemporary martyrs, or by more subtle means, by slander and lies. Jesus calls us blessed

when people ‘utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account’ ( Mt 5;11). At other times, persecution can

take the form of gibes that try to caricature our faith and make us seem ridiculous.

 Accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems; that is holiness.                                                                                                             Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad.(90-94).

        Year B                                    Thirty First Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                      31st  October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 30th 6.30pm  Peter & Mary Walsh.     Andrew Geoghegan & DFM  Perrick Family.    Sun 31st11.00am

 Annabel Loughlin.   Mon 1st ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am Mass.  Tue 2nd ( Feast of All Souls) 9.30am Mass for the New List of the Dead.   Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy.   Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.     7.30pm James & Patricia Dolan.      Sat 6th 6.30pm Mass.    Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.

Killulagh:  Sun 31st 9.30am  Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.   Mon 1st ( Feast of All Saints)  9.30am Mass.

 Sun 7th 9.30am Sheila Aughey.

  Offertory: €1,090.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €310.    Monthly  €120.   

  Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

  Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

   Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    Mission Sunday: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Offertory Collection last weekend for the Missions.

    List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New List of the

    Dead will be celebrated on Tue 2nd Nov at 9.30am.

    November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

    Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church ad praying for the Pope’s Intentions between 12noon on

    Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . ( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy communion).

    Indulgences can also be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st – Nov 8th .

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: Over 30 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating hunger

     crisis. An emergency collection is being taken up next weekend to relieve their suffering. Boxes will be placed at the front

     of the Church to receive donations. The boxes will be marked Trocaire Emergency Appeal. Envelopes marked Trocaire

     Emergency Appeal can also be handed in at the Parochial House.

     Ceili Catholic Mission Community, Kilbeggan: Are having 40 Hours of Adoration  from 1st Nov -5th Nov. It will be

     from 2pm -10pm each day, with Mass at 8pm followed by healing prayers and ending with Benediction at 10pm.  

     theme of the week  will be Family Healing.   Further information call 057-9333100.  Poster on Notice Board.

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’

     This Beatitude makes us think of the many endless situations of war in our world. Yet we ourselves are often a

      cause of conflict or at least of misunderstanding. For example, I may hear something about someone and I go off

      and repeat it. I may even embellish it the second time around and keep speaking it… And the more harm it does,

      the more satisfaction I seem to derive from it. The world of gossip, inhabited by negative and destructive people,

      does not bring peace. Such people are really the enemies of peace; in no way are they ‘blessed’. Peacemakers

       truly ‘make’ peace; they build peace and friendship in society. To those who sow peace Jesus makes this

       magnificent promise; “They will be called children of God” ( Mt 5:9). He told his disciples that, wherever they

       went, they were to say; ‘Peace to this house’ ( Lk 10:5). The word of God exhorts every believer to work for

       peace, ‘ along with all who call upon the Lord with a pure heart’ ( cf, 2 Tim 2:22) for ‘the harvest of

       righteousness  is sown in  peace by those who make peace’ ( Jas 3:18). And if there are times in our community

        when we  question what ought to be done. ‘ Let us pursue what makes for peace’ ( Rom 14:19). for unity is

        preferable to conflict. It is not easy to ‘make’ this evangelical peace, which excludes no one but embraces even

       those who are a  bit odd, troublesome or difficult, demanding, different, beaten down by life or simply

       uninterested.  It is hard  work; it calls for great openness of mind and heart, since it is not  about creating ‘a

       consensus on paper or a   transient peace for a contented minority’, or a project ‘by a few for the few’. Nor can it

       attempt to ignore or   disregard conflict; instead, it must ‘face conflict head on, resolve it and make it a link in

       the chain of a new process’. We need to be artisans of  peace for building peace is a craft that demands serenity,

       creativity,  sensitivity and skill.                      Sowing peace all around us; that is holiness.

                                                                                  Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad.(87-89).

Year B                    Thirtieth  Sunday  in Ordinary Time.  Mission Sunday                24th October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora Carroll.  Maggie & Dermot Kenny.  Sun 24th 11.00am Tommy, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Michael, Mary & Sheila Mullally & son Michael. Mon 25th 9.30am Seamus Gaffney & DFM Gaffney Family, Bracklyn. Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 29th 9.30am

Dan & Sheila Brennan.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.   Andrew Geoghegan & DFM  Perrick Family.    Sun 31st 11.00am  Annabel Loughlin.

Killulagh:  Sun 24th 9.30am Joe Callan.  Sun 31st 9.30am Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.

  1. I. P. John Monaghan. Mayo. formerly Johnstown, Killulagh.  Tony Larkin. Dublin.

 Offertory: €635.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €235.    Monthly  €185.   Annual: €560.

  Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

 www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

  photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

   Universal Synod:  Last Sunday, Pope Francis called the Church across the world to embark on a synodal process.

   “Synodal” comes from a Greek word meaning “walking together” . over the next two years , all Catholics across the world

     are invited to walk together in a process of “encounter, listening, and discernment” Today, Bishop Deenihan invites all of

     us in the Diocese of Meath to embark on this journey together and to participate actively in this process so that we can

     discern together what it is that God is asking of the Church at this time. See www.catholicbishops.ie/synod  to learn more

     about the synodal pathway for the Church of Ireland. See www.synod.va to learn more about the worldwide synod.

    Mission Sunday: Like the Apostles and the first Christians, we too can say with complete conviction: “We cannot but

     speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). Everything we have received from the Lord is meant to be put to

     good use and freely shared with others. Just as the Apostles saw, heard and touched the saving power of Jesus (cf,  1 Jn

     1:1- 4), we too can daily touch the sorrowful and glorious flesh of Christ. There we can find the courage to share with

     everyone we meet a destiny of hope, the sure knowledge that the Lord is ever at our side. As Christians, we cannot keep

     the Lord to ourselves; the Church’s evangelizing mission finds outward fulfilment in the transformation of our world and

     in the care of creation.   Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For World Mission Day, 2021.

     The  Offertory Collection this weekend will be for the support of the Church’s missionary work.

     Ceili Catholic Mission Community, Kilbeggan: Are having 40 Hours of Adoration  from 1st Nov -5th Nov. It will be

     from 2pm -10pm each day, with Mass at 8pm followed by healing prayers and ending with Benediction at 10pm. The

     theme of the week  will be Family Healing.   Further information call 057-9333100.

     St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling  or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931,

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God’

     This Beatitude speaks of those whose hearts are simple, pure and undefiled, for a heart capable of love admits

      nothing that might harm, weaken or endanger that love. The Bible uses the heart to describe our real intentions,

      the things we truly seek and desire, apart from all appearances. ‘ Man sees the appearance, but the Lord looks

      into  the heart’ ( 1 Sam 16:7). God wants to speak to our hearts (cf, Hos 2:16); there he desires to write his Law

      (cf Jet  31:33). In a word, he wants to give us a new heart (cf Ezek 36:26). Certainly there can be no love without

      works of   love, but this Beatitude reminds us that the Lord expects a commitment to our brothers and sisters that

      comes   from the heart. For ‘if I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have no love, I

      gain  nothing’ ( 1 Cor 13:5). In Matthew’s Gospel too, we see that what proceeds from the heart is what defiles a

      person (cf 15:18), for from the heart come murder, theft, false witness, and other evil deeds (cf 15:19). From the

      heart’s intentions come the desires and the deepest decisions that determine our actions. A heart that loves God

      and neighbour (cf Mt 22:36-40), genuinely and not merely in words, is a pure heart; it can see God. In his hymn

      to charity, Saint Paul says that ‘now we sees in a mirror, dimly’ ( 1 Cor 13:12), but to the extent that truth and

      love prevail, we will then be able to see ‘face to face’. Jesus promises that those who are pure in heart ‘will see

      God’.

      Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love; that is holiness.                                                                                                                                                                                       Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad.(83-86).

Year B                                Twenty Ninth Sunday  in Ordinary Time                17th  October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 16th 6.30pm  Mossie Gilmore. James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.      Sun 17th 11.00am   George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith.  Christopher Kelly.  Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 21st 9.30am May & Thomas Downes,  son Paddy & DFM.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Patrick & Mgt Farrelly, sons & daughters.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora Carroll.  Maggie & Dermot Kenny.  Sun 24th 11.00am Tommy, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael.

Killulagh:  Sun 17th 9.30am Patrick & Mary Fox & DFM.  Sun 24th 9.30am Joe Callan.

 Offertory: €670.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €160.    Monthly  €295.   Annual: €950.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all

 who helped them prepare for this day.   Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and

  guide.

  The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

   Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

   new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays. 

   Universal Synod:  Last Sunday, Pope Francis called the Church across the world to embark on a synodal process.

   “Synodal” comes from a Greek word meaning “walking together” . over the next two years , all Catholics across the world

     are invited to walk together in a process of “encounter, listening, and discernment” Today, Bishop Deenihan invites all of

     us in the Diocese of Meath to embark on this journey together and to participate actively in this process so that we can

     discern together what it is that God is asking of the Church at this time. See www.catholicbishops.ie/synod  to learn more

     about the synodal pathway for the Church of Ireland. See www.synod.va to learn more about the worldwide synod.

   Mission Sunday: Next Sunday is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide. The

    Offertory Collection next weekend will be for the support of the Church’s missionary work.

    Ceili Catholic Mission Community, Kilbeggan: Are having a weekend  on  Healing  The Legacy Of Abuse from Sat

    23rd   Oct   starting at 9am to Mon 25th Oct, finishing at 3pm. Further information call 087-6333437.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling  or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931,

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy’

Mercy has two aspects. It involves giving, helping and serving others, but it also includes forgiveness and

understanding. Matthew sums it up in one golden rule. ‘In everything, do to others as you would have them do to

you’ ( 7:12). The Catechism reminds us that this law is to be applied ‘in every case’, especially when we are

‘confronted by situations that make moral judgments less assured and decision difficult’. Giving and forgiving

means reproducing in our lives some small measure of God’s perfection, which gives and forgives superabundantly.

For this reason, in the Gospel of Luke we do not hear the words. ’Be perfect’ (Mt 5:48)  but rather, ‘Be merciful,

even as your Father is merciful, Judge not, as you will not be judged; condemn not, as you will not be condemned;

forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you’  (6:36-38). Luke then adds something not to be

overlooked; ‘The measure you give will be the measure you get back’ (6:38). The yardstick we use for understanding

and forgiving others will measure the forgiveness we receive. The yardstick we use for giving will measure what we

receive. We should never forget this.  Jesus does not say, ‘Blessed are those who plot revenge’. He calls ‘blessed’ those

who forgive and do so ‘seventy times seven’( Mt 18:22). We need to think of ourselves as an army of the forgiven. All

 of us have been looked upon  with divine compassion.  If we approach the Lord with sincerity and listen carefully,

there may well be times when we hear his reproach; ‘Should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I

had mercy on you.’( Mt 18:33).

Seeing and acting with mercy; that is holiness.

                                                                                               Pope Francis.  Rejoice and be Glad. (80-82).

Year B                                Twenty Eight Sunday  in Ordinary Time                10th  October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 9th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 10th 11.00am Jimmy Branagan MM.  Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.  Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th No Mass.  Wed 13th No Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm  Mossie Gilmore. James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.   Sun 17th 11.00am

George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith.  Christopher Kelly.

Killulagh:  Sun 10th 9.30am  Mark, Roseanne & Peter Kelleghan.    William & Margaret Murtagh.   Sun 17th 9.30am Patrick & Mary Fox & DFM.

  1. I. P. Anne Dunne. Clonlost, Killucan. sister of Peter Dunne. Ellenstown, Delvin.

Offertory: €700.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €505.    Monthly  €255.   Annual: €1,000.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Bible Alive:   October Issue on Sale.  Cost €2.

 Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for this Friday, October

 15th at 6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

  members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

  Pioneers of Meath Diocese: Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection in Ciaran’s Parish Church, Carnaross, Co. Meath on

  Sunday 10th October from 3pm -5pm.

  The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

   Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

   new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays. 

  New Blessed: Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager (age 15) who died in 2006 was beatified last year. Acutis, a gamer

   and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, has been the subject of interest around the world. Pope

   Francis referred to Carlo as a model of holiness in a digital age. Carlo’s life should teach today’s young people how to

    properly use and enjoy technology, including the internet and social media. His Feast Day will be  October 12th .

   LWETB: Are offering free computer classes for farmers. Further details contact 087-1255541, or enterprise@lwetb.ie.

  St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

  or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931, or Eileen @st.scirece.ie

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled’

Hunger and thirst are intense experiences, since they involve basic needs and our instinct for survival. There are

those who desire justice and yearn for righteousness with similar intensity. Jesus says that they will be satisfied, for

sooner or later justice will come. We can cooperate to make that possible, even if we may not always see the fruit of

our efforts. Jesus offers a justice other than that of the world, so often marred by petty interests and manipulated in

various ways. Experience shows how easy it is to become mired in corruption, ensnared in the daily politics of quid

pro quo, where  everything becomes business. How many people suffer injustice, standing by powerlessly while

others divvy up the good things of this life. Some give up fighting for real justice and opt to follow in the train of the

winners. This has nothing to do with the hunger and thirst for justice that Jesus praises.

True justice comes about in people’s lives when they themselves are just in their decisions; it is expressed in their

pursuit of justice for the poor and the weak. While it is true that the word ‘justice’ can be a synonym for faithfulness

to God’s will in every aspect of our life, if we give the word too general a meaning,  we forget that it is shown

especially in justice towards those who are most vulnerable. ‘Seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless,

plead for the widow’ (Is 1:17) 

Hungering and thirsting for righteousness; that is holiness.

                                                                                                   Pope Francis.  Rejoice and be Glad. (77-79).

Year B                                Twenty Seventh Sunday  in Ordinary Time                  3rd October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Lawrence & Therese Leavy. Anita, Marie & Brenda.    Sun 3rd 11.00am Nora & Denis Mc Garry.

Mon 4th 9.30am Michael Cooney.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 9th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 10th 11.00am Jimmy Branagan MM.  Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.

Killulagh:  Sun 3rd Oct 9.30am   Finbarr O’ Farrell MM     Sun 10th 9.30am Mark, Roseanne & Peter Kelleghan.

 Offertory: €640.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €730.    Monthly  €140.   Annual: €950.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Bible Alive:   October Issue on Sale.  Cost €2.

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

  Day for Life: This Sunday October 3rd we celebrate “Day for Life”.

“Jesus gave us the image of the good Samaritan as the model for our compassion and our solidarity with those who find

themselves vulnerable and who fear being abandoned in their final illness. The Good Samaritan is one who “crosses over”,

who “binds up wounds” and who, most important of all “stays with” the person for as long as is required.  There is much that

we can do to foster a culture of life. We can begin by overcoming our fear of talking honestly about death and dying. Dying

is as natural and universal as living and breathing yet our society can make it difficult for people to talk about it. As

Christians, of course, our faith in the Resurrection of Jesus will stand to us. For some, if not for all, the support of prayer, and

the opportunity to share faith can be of great help”.

                                                                                                                 ( Message of the Irish Catholic Bishops).

  Renovation Fund: The New Year will  begin this Sunday 3rd October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current

  year are asked to do so. New Boxes are   being delivered. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please

  contact the Parochial House. We thank  the Collectors for delivering the Boxes and Offering Envelopes during the year.

  Pioneers of Meath Diocese: Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection in Ciaran’s Parish Church, Carnaross, Co. Meath on

  Sunday 10th October from 3pm -5pm.

  Athboy Community School:  As it is not possible to hold an Open Night in Athboy Community School this year, a virtual

  Tour and Presentation for Sixth Class pupils and parents will be available on the school website www.athboycs.ie on 6th

  October. Online Application Forms can be submitted from 6th October to 29th October.

   LWETB: Are offering free computer classes for farmers. Further details contact 087-1255541, or enterprise@lwetb.ie.

  St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

  or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931, or Eileen @st.scirece.ie

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’

The world tells exactly the opposite; entertainment, pleasure, diversion and escape make for the good life. The

worldly person ignores problems of sickness or sorrow in the family or all around him; he averts his gaze. The world

has no desire to mourn; it would rather disregard painful situations, cover them up or hide them. Much energy is

expended on fleeing from situations of suffering in the belief that reality can be concealed. But the cross can never be

absent. A person who sees things as they truly are and sympathises with pain and sorrow is capable of touching life’s

depths and finding authentic happiness. He or she is consoled, not by the world but by Jesus. Such persons are

unafraid to share in the suffering of others; they do not flee from painful situations. They discover the meaning of

life by coming to the aid of those who suffer, understanding their anguish and bringing relief. They sense that the

other is flesh of our flesh, and are not afraid to draw near; even to touch their wounds. They feel compassion for

others in such a way that all distance vanishes. In this way they can embrace St. Paul’s exhortation; ‘Weep with

those who weep’ ( Rom 12:15).

                                                                                                  Pope Francis.  Rejoice and be Glad. (75-76).

     Year B                                  Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                  26th  September, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 25th 6.30pm Margaret Hickey MM.    Ezra Mainwaring.    Sun 26th   11.00am  Paddy & Bridie Brennan. 

Alan Geoghegan.    Ellen, Joseph & Fr. Camillus Kane.  Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 1st ( First Friday)  9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm  Stan Smyth. 

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Lawrence & Therese Leavy. Anita, Marie & Brenda.    Sun 3rd 11.00am Nora & Denis Mc Garry.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 26th 9.30am Martin Smith MM.    Ann Kiernan.  Sun 3rd Oct 9.30am   Finbarr O’ Farrell MM

  1. I. P. Ignatius O’ Neill. Mullingar. father of Caroline Bray. Mullacroy, Delvin.

Offertory: €555.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €315.  Monthly  €110. Annual: €200.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Communion Calls: Will be done on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

  Day for Life: Next Sunday October 3rd we celebrate “Day for Life”. While all of this was going on ( the Pandemic) the

Oireachtas was being asked to discuss legislation to provide for assisted suicide. That particular piece of legislation, thank

God, has been rejected by the Oireachtas Committee for Justice on the grounds  that it was deeply flawed. The surprising and

disappointing thing is that the Oireachtas Committee did not reject the principle of Assisted Suicide and has proposed that

Assisted Suicide be discussed further by a special committee, which would report within a specified timeframe. Compassion

is often presented as a justification for assisted suicide, but having compassion means “suffering with” someone. Assisted

suicide reflects a failure of compassion on the part of society. It is a failure to respond to the challenge of caring for people

who are terminally ill, or who have disabilities or dementia, as they approach the end of their lives.

                                                                                                                 ( Message of the Irish Catholic Bishops).

  Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on Sunday September 26th . The New Year will

  begin on Sunday 3rd October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes are

  being delivered. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

  St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: CAO Places available in Theological Studies will soon close. Contact 01-7083964.

  LWETB: Are offering free computer classes for farmers. Further details contact 087-1255541, or enterprise@lwetb.ie.

  St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

  or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931, or Eileen @st.scirece.ie

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth’

These are strong words in a world that from the beginning has been a place of conflict, disputes and enmity on all

sides, where we constantly pigeonhole others on the basis of their ideas, their customs and even their way of speaking

 or dressing. Ultimately, it is the reign of pride and vanity, where each person thinks he or she has the right to

dominate others. Nonetheless, impossible as it may seem, Jesus proposes a different way of doing things the way of

meekness. This is what we see him doing with his disciples. It is what we contemplate on his entrance to

Jerusalem. ’Behold your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey’. (Mt 21:5 ,Zech9:9). Christ says;

‘Learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls’ ( Mt 11:29). If we are

constantly upset and impatient with others, we will end up drained and weary. But if we regard the faults and

limitations of others with tenderness and meekness, without an air of superiority, we can actually help them and stop

wasting our energy on useless complaining. St. Therese of Lisieux tells us that ‘perfect charity consists in putting up

with others’ mistakes, and not being scandalised by their faults’.                                                                                                                                                                     Pope Francis.  Rejoice and be Glad. (71-72).

Year B                                  Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                  19th   September, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 18th 6.30pm William & Nicholas Bray.  Peggy Joyce.   Sun 19th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm Margaret Hickey MM.    Ezra Mainwaring.    Sun 26th   11.00am  Paddy & Bridie Brennan. 

Alan Geoghegan.    Ellen, Joseph & Fr. Camillus Kane.

Killulagh:  Sun 19th 9.30am Tom & Patricia Egginton    Michael Forde. late of Glaxtown.  Sun 26th 9.30am Martin Smith MM.    Ann Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Dolores Connole. Castleview, Delvin.

Offertory: €670.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €175.  Monthly  €70.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

First Communion: Congratulations to the children from the three schools who received their First Holy Communion

yesterday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

Covid Regulations: Following the recent announcement the numbers that can attend Mass and other ceremonies are

increased. We welcome the change in regulations and look forward to a greater attendance at weekend Masses.

. 50% of the capacity of the Church will be allowed. All seats will be in use and half the capacity of each seat will be

  allowed. Please follow directions on notices and the advice of stewards.

. The new arrangement will also apply for funerals. The limit of 100 will still apply for weddings.

. Hand sanitising and wearing of masks will still be necessary.

. We will continue to use the Loudspeaker at 11 o, clock Mass in Delvin. If it is no longer necessary we will announce the

   change in advance. Mass in Killulagh will continue in the carpark for a while longer.

  Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on Sunday September 26th . The New Year will

  begin on Sunday 3rd October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes are

  being delivered. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

 St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: CAO Places available in Theological Studies will soon close. Contact 01-7083964.

  Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale for the Hospice will take place on Friday 23rd

  September in St. Patrick’s Hall from 9.30am -1pm. Our Cake Sale will take place outside Carmel Gaffney’s . As always we

  appreciate your support on the day.

  St. Luke’s Hospital Cancer Fund: A 24k Walk is being organised for St. Luke’s on Saturday 25th September. If you

 would like to take part please contact 087-2720692, or 0873182914 for further details.

The Beatitudes

The Gospel invites us to peer into the depths of our heart, to see where we find our security in life. Usually the rich

feel secure in their wealth, and think that, if that wealth is threatened, the whole meaning of their earthly life can

collapse. Jesus himself tells us this in the parable of the rich fool; he speaks of a man who was sure of himself, yet

foolish, for it did not dawn on him that he might die that very day. (cf; Lk 12:16-21). Wealth ensures nothing.

Indeed, once we think we are rich, we can become so self-satisfied that we leave no room  for God’s word, for the

love of our brothers and sisters, or for the enjoyment of the most important things in life. In this way, we miss out

on the greatest treasure of all. That is why Jesus calls blessed those who are poor in spirit, those who have a poor

heart, for there the Lord can enter with his perennial newness. This spiritual poverty is closely linked to what St.

Ignatius of Loyola calls ‘holy indifference’, which brings us to a radiant interior freedom. ‘We need to train

ourselves to be indifferent in our attitude to all created things, in all that is permitted to our free will and not

forbidden; so that on our part, we do not set our hearts on good health rather than bad, riches rather than poverty,

honour rather than dishonour, a long life rather than a short one, and so in all the rest.’

                                                                                                    Pope Francis.  Rejoice and be Glad. (67-69).

Year B                                  Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                   12th  September, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 11th 6.30pm  Shane Dugdale.  Sun 12th 11.00am Carmel Cannon.  Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 18th 6.30pm William & Nicholas Bray.  Peggy Joyce.   Sun 19th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

 Killulagh:  Sun 12th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie  O’ Farrell & DFM.  Sun 19th 9.30am Tom & Patricia Egginton Michael Forde. late of Glaxtown.

  1. I. P. Jimmy Branagan. Coxtown, Delvin. Finbarr O’ Farrell. Rickardstown, Collinstown. Ellen Kane. Trim. formerly

  Bracklyn, Delvin.

 Offertory: €480.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €255.  Monthly  €270.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

First Communion: Will take place on September 18th . The session at 10am will be for the children of St. Ernans and St.

Patrick’s, Crowenstown. The session at 12noon will be for the children of St. Tolas.

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre: The following retreat and workshops will be offered by Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA

in October and November. The first retreat will take place from Sun 3rd Oct to Fri 8th October. Cost €490.  The theme is

“Called By A New Name”. Further information contact 028 30821964  Email:admin@dromantineconference,com.

Covid Regulations: Following the recent announcement the numbers that can attend Mass and other ceremonies are

increased. We welcome the change in regulations and look forward to a greater attendance at weekend Masses.

. 50% of the capacity of the Church will be allowed. All seats will be in use and half the capacity of each seat will be

  allowed. Please follow directions on notices and the advice of stewards.

. The new arrangement will also apply for funerals. The limit of 100 will still apply for weddings.

. Hand sanitising and wearing of masks will still be necessary.

. We will continue to use the Loudspeaker at 11 o, clock Mass in Delvin. If it is no longer necessary we will announce the

   change in advance. Mass in Killulagh will continue in the carpark for a while longer.

Culture Night: Culture Night takes place on Friday Sept 17th .We plan to organise guided tours of the Church for that night.

We intend to have  two sessions-at 4pm, and 7.30pm. There will be a slide show highlighting spiritual/architectural

aspects of the Church. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to walk around and view aspects that have been highlighted.

Numbers will be limited and booking in advance will be necessary. People can book by email to info@delvinparish.ie. Please

write culture in the subject line and indicate which session you would like to attend. A selection of Parish Records will be on

display. People may request information from the records, but it will not be possible to view them due to covid restrictions.

Anam Cara Bereavement Support: Are holding an online Bereavement Information Evening on 16th Sept at 7pm.

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are like a Christian’s identity card. So if anyone asks; “What must one do to be a good Christian?” ,

the answer is clear. We have to do each in our own way, what Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount. In the

Beatitudes, we find a portrait of the Master, which we are called to reflect in our daily lives. The word ‘happy’or

‘blessed’ thus becomes a synonym for ‘holy’. It expresses the fact that those faithful to God and his word, by their

self-giving, gain true happiness. Although Jesus’ words make strike us a poetic; they clearly run counter to the way

things are usually done in our world. Even if we find Jesus’ message attractive, the world pushes us towards another

way of living. The Beatitudes are in no way trite or undemanding , quite the opposite. We can only practice them if

the Holy Spirit fills us with his power and frees us from our weakness , our selfishness, our complacency and our

pride. Let us listen once more to Jesus , with all the love and respect that the Master deserves. Let us allow his words

to unsettle us, to challenge us and to demand a real change in the way we live. Otherwise, holiness will remain no

more than an empty word. We turn now to the individual Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew.(cf. Mt 5:3-12).

                                                                                                     Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad. (63-66).

Year B                                  Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                   5th September, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 4th 6.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.  Sun 5th 11.00am Patricia Josephine Byrne. Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.   Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 11th 6.30pm

Shane Dugdale.  Sun 12th 11.00am Carmel Cannon. 

 

Killulagh:   Sun 5th 9.30am Tom, Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony & DFM  Sun 12th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie  O’ Farrell & DFM.

  1. I. P. Rose Shaw. Clonmellon. sister of Christine Flynn. Castleview, Delvin.

 Offertory: €615.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €215.  Monthly  €50.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

First Communion: Will take place on September 18th . The session at 10am will be for the children of St. Ernans and St.

Patrick’s, Crowenstown. The session at 12noon will be for the children of St. Tolas.

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

Our Ladys’ Birthday: ( Sept 8th ). A group in Mullingar are organising the recitation of the Rosary at 6pm on the birthday

 before an image or at a shrine of Our Lady. If anyone would like to do the same locally please give details to the Parochial

House.

Priory Institute: Are providing online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght, or from your

own home. Register now for Autumn, 2021. www.prioryinstitute. com

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are running a part-time Course in Theological Studies. If you are interested. Find out

more at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/higher-diploma-in-theilogical-studies.

Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre: The following retreat and workshops will be offered by Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA

in October and November. The first retreat will take place from Sun 3rd Oct to Fri 8th October. Cost €490.  The theme is

“Called By A New Name”. Further information contact 028 30821964  Email:admin@dromantineconference,com.

Covid Regulations: Following the recent announcement the numbers that can attend Mass and other ceremonies are

increased. We welcome the change in regulations and look forward to a greater attendance at weekend Masses.

. 50% of the capacity of the Church will be allowed. All seats will be in use and half the capacity of each seat will be

  allowed. Please follow directions on notices and the advice of stewards.

. The new arrangement will also apply for funerals. The limit of 100 will still apply for weddings.

. Hand sanitising and wearing of masks will still be necessary.

. We will continue to use the Loudspeaker at 11 o, clock Mass in Delvin. If it is no longer necessary we will announce the

   change in advance. Mass in Killulagh will continue in the carpark for a while longer.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Culture Night: Culture Night takes place on Friday Sept 17th .We plan to organise guided tours of the Church for that night.

We intend to have three sessions-at 4pm, 7pm and 8.30pm. There will be a slide show highlighting spiritual/architectural

aspects of the Church. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to walk around and view aspects that have been highlighted.

Numbers will be limited and booking in advance will be necessary. People can book by email to info@delvinparish.ie. Please

write culture in the subject line and indicate which session you would like to attend. A selection of Parish Records will be on

display. People may request information from the records, but it will not be possible to view them due to covid restrictions.

Roof Repairs: Repairs to the roof of the Church have been completed. Our thanks to the contractors, the architect and

 everybody involved with the work.

Anam Cara Bereavement Support: Are holding an online Bereavement Information Evening on 16th Sept at 7pm. To

register contact info@anancara.ie  or 085-2888888.

Year B                                  Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                   29th  August, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 28th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 29th 11.00am Michael & Bridget Garry. Mon 30th 9.30am Harry & Noreen Barry. Tue 31st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.  Sun 5th 11.00am Patricia Josephine Byrne.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 29th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack.      Nuala, Margaret & Matt Poynton  Parents  Matthew and Margaret & DFM.    Sun 5th 9.30am Tom, Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony & DFM

  1. I. P. Margaret Hickey. Lisclougher, Delvin. Martin Smith. Graftonstown, Delvin.

 Offertory: €510.  Patron Day Offerings:  €895.  Ren. Fund: Weekly  €270.  Monthly  €260.

 Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church.  It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616.

  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: ( 1st September).  The World Day of Prayer offers to individual

believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation  as custodians of

creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that he has entrusted to our care, involving his help for the

protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live. The celebration of the Day on

the same date as the Orthodox Church will be a valuable opportunity to bear witness to our growing communion with our

orthodox brothers. We live in a time where all Christians are faced with identical and important challenges and we must give

common replies to these in order to appear more credible and effective. ( Pope Francis).

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

Priory Institute: Are providing online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght, or from your

own home. Register now for Autumn, 2021. www.prioryinstitute. com

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are running a part-time Course in Theological Studies. If you are interested. Find out

more at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/higher-diploma-in-theilogical-studies.

Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre: The following retreat and workshops will be offered by Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA

in October and November. The first retreat will take place from Sun 3rd Oct to Fri 8th October. Cost €490.  The theme is

“Called By A New Name”. Further information contact 028 30821964  Email:admin@dromantineconference,com.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3,4,5.  For

further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

Culture Night: Culture Night takes place on Friday Sept 17th .We plan to organise guided tours of the Church for that night.

We intend to have three sessions-at 4pm, 7pm and 8.30pm. There will be a slide show highlighting spiritual/architectural

aspects of the Church. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to walk around and view aspects that have been highlighted.

Numbers will be limited and booking in advance will be necessary. People can book by email to info@delvinparish.ie. Please

write culture in the subject line and indicate which session you would like to attend. A selection of Parish Records will be on

display. People may request information from the records, but it will not be possible to view them due to covid restrictions.

Schools Re-Opening: The three schools in the parish will reopen during next week. We wish the teachers and pupils every

blessing in the year ahead. We pray for protection against Covid 19 and  that it will soon be possible to end current

restrictions.

Year B                                  Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time                   22nd   August, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 21st 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.    Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Colin Clinton.

Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 25th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 29th 11.00am Michael & Bridget Garry.

 

Killulagh: Sun 22nd 9.30am  Bertie, Rosemary, Colette & Antionette Kelleghan   Christy Doyle.     Sun 29th 9.30am

Dolores Mc Cormack.      Nuala, Margaret & Matt Poynton  Parents  Matthew and Margaret & DFM. 

Offertory: €510.  Patron Day Offerings:  €1,530.  

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings last weekend.

Pope Francis and the Family: Raising children calls for an orderly process of handing on the faith. This is made difficult

by current lifestyles, work schedules and the complexity of today’s world, where many people keep up a frenetic pace just to

survive. Even so, the home must continue to be the place where we learn to appreciate the meaning and beauty of the faith, to

pray and to serve our neighbour. This begins with Baptism, in which , as Saint Augustine said, mothers who bring their

children cooperate in the sacred birthing. Thus begins the journey of growth in that new life. Faith is God’s gift, received in

Baptism, and not our own work, yet parents are the means that God uses for it to grow and develop. Hence ‘it is beautiful

when mothers teach their little children to blow a kiss to Jesus or to Our Lady. How much love there is in that! At that

moment the child’s heart becomes a place of prayer.’ ( The Joy of Love 287.)

Confirmation: The celebration of confirmation for the children of the parish has been re-arranged for Friday, October 15th at

6pm in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Attendance will be limited to the children, their parents and sponsor. Other family

members can view the celebration on the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed through the Cathedral website.

Priory Institute: Are providing online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght, or from your

own home. Register now for Autumn, 2021. www.prioryinstitute. com

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are running a part-time Course in Theological Studies. If you are interested. Find out

more at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/higher-diploma-in-theilogical-studies.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Require Part- Time Cleaner. 10hrs a week, if interested please email CV to office@st.tola’s.com by

Monday 23rd August.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3,4,5.  For

further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

Culture Night: Culture Night takes place on Friday Sept 17th .We plan to organise guided tours of the Church for that night.

We intend to have three sessions-at 4pm, 7pm and 8.30pm. There will be a slide show highlighting spiritual/architectural

aspects of the Church. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to walk around and view aspects that have been highlighted.

Numbers will be limited and booking in advance will be necessary. People can book by email to info@delvinparish.ie. Please

write culture in the subject line and indicate which session you would like to attend. A selection of Parish Records will be on

display. People may request information from the records, but it will not be possible to view them due to covid restrictions.

Sunday Reading

The first announcement of the Eucharist divided the disciples,  just as the announcement of the Passion scandalised

them. “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it”. The Eucharist and the Cross are stumbling blocks. It is the same

mystery and it never ceases to be an occasion of division. “Will you also go away”. The Lord’s question echoes

through the ages, as a loving invitation to discover that only he has “the words of eternal life” and that to receive in

faith the gift of his Eucharist is to receive the Lord himself.             Catechism of the Catholic Church.  (1336).

Year B                                  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary                   15th  August, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 14th 6.30pm Mass for the Dead buried in Delvin Cemetery.  Sun 15th  11.00am Bridget Sheerin. Mon 16th 9.30am

Babs Moran & DFM.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.    Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Colin Clinton.

 

Killulagh: Sun 15th 9.30am Michael Ivory.  Frances Comaskey.  Sun 22nd 9.30am  Bertie, Rosemary, Colette & Antionette Kelleghan.

Offertory: €500.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €255.  Monthly €100.  

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this Sunday is the Patron Day of

the Church. It is a day of special grace for the whole parish and an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Assumption

 and its significance for us. Through the intercession of Mary we can pray for the grace and blessings we need for ourselves

and our Parish.

Cemetery Days: Many thanks to all who helped in preparation and cleaning their graves for Cemetery Days. Special thanks

 to the participants from Rural Social Scheme and Fas  who do maintenance work in the cemetery. 

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Pope Francis and the Family: Raising children calls for an orderly process of handing on the faith. This is made difficult

by current lifestyles, work schedules and the complexity of today’s world, where many people keep up a frenetic pace just to

survive. Even so, the home must continue to be the place where we learn to appreciate the meaning and beauty of the faith, to

pray and to serve our neighbour. This begins with Baptism, in which , as Saint Augustine said, mothers who bring their

children cooperate in the sacred birthing. Thus begins the journey of growth in that new life. Faith is God’s gift, received in

Baptism, and not our own work, yet parents are the means that God uses for it to grow and develop. Hence ‘it is beautiful

when mothers teach their little children to blow a kiss to Jesus or to Our Lady. How much love there is in that! At that

moment the child’s heart becomes a place of prayer.’ ( The Joy of Love 287.)

Priory Institute: Are offering week-long Online Summer School, 2021 in Theology of the Arts. Does the Church need Art?

From 22nd -27th Aug. Costs €50. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are running a part-time Course in Theological Studies. If you are interested. Find out

more at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/higher-diploma-in-theilogical-studies.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Require Part- Time Cleaner. 10hrs a week, if interested please email CV to office@st.tola’s.com by

Monday 23rd August.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3,4,5.  For

further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

“ All generations will call be blessed.” “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worhip”.

The Church rightly honors ‘the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin

has been honoured with the title of ‘Mother of God’, to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and

needs….This very special devotion….differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word

and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration. The liturgical feasts dedicated to the

Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel”, express this devotion to the

Virgin Mary.                              Catechism of the Catholic Church. (971).

  Year B                                        Nineteenth Sunday  in Ordinary Time                      8th  August, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 7th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.     Sun 8th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Peggy O’ Neill (nee Varley)  Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Mass for the Dead buried in Delvin Cemetery.  Sun 15th  11.00am Bridget Sheerin.

Killulagh: Sun 8th 9.30am Oliver & Martin Kiernan.    Colm Newman.      Sun 15th 9.30am Michael Ivory. 

Frances Comaskey.

  1. I. P. Mary Charters. (nee Cullen) Maynooth. sister of Christine Flynn. Castleview, Delvin.

Offertory: €545.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €280.  Monthly €80.  Annual: €1,000.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and next Sunday is the Patron Day of

the Church. It is a day of special grace for the whole parish and an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Assumption

 and its significance for us. Through the intercession of Mary we can pray for the grace and blessings we need for ourselves

and our Parish.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Pope Francis and the Family: The educational process that occurs between parents and children can be helped or hindered

by the increasing sophistication of the communications and entertainment media. When well used, these media can be

helpful for connecting family members who live apart from one another. Frequent contacts help to overcome difficulties.

Still, it is clear that these media cannot replace  the  need for more personal and direct dialogue, which requires physical

presence or at least hearing the voice of the other person. We know that sometimes they can keep people apart rather than

together, as when at dinnertime everyone is surfing on a mobile phone, or when one spouse falls asleep waiting for the other

who spends hours playing with an electronic device. This is also something that families have to discuss and resolve in ways

which encourage interaction without imposing unrealistic prohibitions. ( The Joy of Love 278.)

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday 8th August and will be accessible online through the Knock

 Shrine Website. There will be Rosary at 2.30om followed by Mass at 3pm. The main Celebrant will be Bishop Tom

Deenihan.   Link is www.knockshrine.ie/watch-ceremonies-online

Cemetery Days: It will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.   In

 Delvin  the Vigil Mass (6.30pm) on Aug 14th will be offered for those buried in the cemetery. The limit of 50 people in the

Church will be in operation. The loudspeaker outside will be in use for those who would like to follow the Mass from their

cars.  In Killulagh and Delvin the graves will be blessed privately in advance of the Mass for the Dead.

Priory Institute: Are offering week-long Online Summer School, 2021 in Theology of the Arts. Does the Church need Art?

From 8th -13th Aug and 22nd -27th Aug. Costs €50. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are running a part-time Course in Theological Studies. If you are interested. Find out

more at maynoothcollege.ie/courses/higher-diploma-in-theilogical-studies.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3,4,5.  For

further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

Feast of the Assumption

Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was

finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that

she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death. The

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation  in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the

resurrection of other Christians:                                              Catechism of the Catholic Church. (966)

  Year B                                         Eighteenth Sunday  in Ordinary Time                       1st August, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 31st 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph.   Sun 1st 11.00am Peter Donohue & DFM Reilly & Duffy Families.  John Comaskey. Mon 2nd 9.30am Pat Looney & John Dargan.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.     Sat 7th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.     Sun 8th 11.00am

Patricia Smyth. 

 

Killulagh: Sun 1st 9.30am  Callan Family.    For all the Dead who are buried in Old and New Cemeteries.  Sun 8th 9.30am Oliver & Martin Kiernan.    Colm Newman.

  1. I. P. Pauline Nugent. Clonmorrill, Delvin.  

Offertory: €565.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €245.  Monthly €75.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: The educational process that occurs between parents and children can be helped or hindered

by the increasing sophistication of the communications and entertainment media. When well used, these media can be

helpful for connecting family members who live apart from one another. Frequent contacts help to overcome difficulties.

Still, it is clear that these media cannot replace  the  need for more personal and direct dialogue, which requires physical

presence or at least hearing the voice of the other person. We know that sometimes they can keep people apart rather than

together, as when at dinnertime everyone is surfing on a mobile phone, or when one spouse falls asleep waiting for the other

who spends hours playing with an electronic device. This is also something that families have to discuss and resolve in ways

which encourage interaction without imposing unrealistic prohibitions. ( The Joy of Love 278.)

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 8th August and will be accessible online through the Knock

 Shrine Website. There will be Rosary at 2.30om followed by Mass at 3pm. The main Celebrant will be Bishop Tom

Deenihan.   Link is www.knockshrine.ie/watch-ceremonies-online

Cemetery Days: It will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. In

 Killulagh the 9.30am Mass will be offered for those buried in the New and Old Cemeteries. It will not be possible for

families to gather in the cemetery for this Mass. They should remain in the cars in the carpark.  In Delvin  the Vigil Mass

(6.30pm) on Aug 14th will be offered for those buried in the cemetery. The limit of 50 people in the Church will be in

operation. The loudspeaker outside will be in use for those who would like to follow the Mass from their cars. In Killulagh

and Delvin the graves will be blessed privately in advance of the Mass for the Dead.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page 

(DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3,4,5.  For

further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

  Year B                                         Seventeenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       25th July, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 24th 6.30pm  Mary Toner.  Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Sun 25th 11.00am Margaret Rooney MM    Liz Mullen.  Mon 26th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 30th 9.30am 

Kevin Power.  Sat 31st 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph.   Sun 1st 11.00am Peter Donohue & DFM Reilly & Duffy Families.    John Comaskey.

Killulagh:   Sun 25th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.  Sun 1st 9.30am  Callan Family.

  1. I. P. James Skerry. Collinstown Rd, Delvin.

Offertory: €675.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €225.  Monthly €30.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: The family is the primary setting for socialisation, since it is where we first learn to relate to

others, to listen and share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another and live as one. The task of education is to

make us sense that the world and society are also our home; it trains us how to live together in this greater home. In the

family, we learn closeness, care and respect for others. We break out of our fatal self-absorption, and come to realise that we

are living with and alongside others who are worthy of our concern, our kindness and our affection. There is no social bond

without this primary, everyday, almost microscopic, aspect of living side by side, crossing paths at different times of the day,

being concerned about everything that affects us, helping one another with ordinary little things. Every day the family has to

come up with new ways of appreciating and acknowledging its members.           (The Joy of Love, 276.).

Cemetery Days: It will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. In

 Killulagh the 9.30am Mass will be offered for those buried in the New and Old Cemeteries. It will not be possible for

families to gather in the cemetery for this Mass. They should remain in the cars in the carpark. In Delvin  the Vigil Mass

(6.30pm) on Aug 14th will be offered for those buried in the cemetery. The limit of 50 people in the Church will be in

operation. The loudspeaker outside will be in use for those who would like to follow the Mass from their cars. In Killulagh

and Delvin the graves will be blessed privately in advance of the Mass for the Dead.

Priory Institute: Are offering week-long Online Summer School, 2021 in Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art?

from 18th -13th August and 22nd -27th August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is

delivered entirely online. Cost €50. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath.

Vocations Holy Hour on Friday 30th July at 7pm. With reflections on the Vestments of the Priest, Adoration of the Blessed

Sacrament and Benediction. Live from St. Mary’s Church Drogheda. Broadcast onFacebookPage;DioceseOfMeathVocations

and on the St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda Webcam. Anybody who would like to learn more about becoming a priest can

contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new

website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page ( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account

(dioceseofmeathvocations).

Roof Repairs: Following damage to the roof in a storm last autumn it has taken some time to have repairs carried out to the

railings damaged  in the storm. The new railings are now ready and are being painted in preparation for replacing them on

 the roof. Work will begin during the coming week on putting the railings  back in position. It is expected the work will be

completed in a few weeks.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

  Year B                                         Sixteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       18th July, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 17th  6.30pm Imelda Jordan MM.   Christy Sheerin & DFM.   Sun 18th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll.    Flavio Homsy & Luiz Baima.   Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Claire O’ Connor.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm  Mary Toner.  Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Sun 25th 11.00am Margaret Rooney MM    Liz Mullen. 

Killulagh:   Sun 18th 9.30am Michael Egginton MM      Sun 25th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King. 

  1. I. P. Sheila O’ Donovan. (nee Gill) late of Rickardstown, who died in Dublin.

Offertory: €650.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €320.  Monthly €260.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: The family is the primary setting for socialisation, since it is where we first learn to relate to

others, to listen and share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another and live as one. The task of education is to

make us sense that the world and society are also our home; it trains us how to live together in this greater home. In the

family, we learn closeness, care and respect for others. We break out of our fatal self-absorption, and come to realise that we

are living with and alongside others who are worthy of our concern, our kindness and our affection. There is no social bond

without this primary, everyday, almost microscopic, aspect of living side by side, crossing paths at different times of the day,

being concerned about everything that affects us, helping one another with ordinary little things. Every day the family has to

come up with new ways of appreciating and acknowledging its members.           (The Joy of Love, 276.).

Priory Institute: Are offering week-long Online Summer School, 2021 in Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art?

from 18th -13th August and 22nd -27th August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is

delivered entirely online. Cost €50. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Roof Repairs: Following damage to the roof in a storm last autumn it has taken some time to have repairs carried out to the

railings damaged  in the storm. The new railings are now ready and are being painted in preparation for replacing them on

 the roof. Work will begin during the coming week on putting the railings  back in position. It is expected the work will be

completed in a few weeks.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3, 4, 5.  For

 further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

St. Mary Magdalene ( Feast Day Thurs 22nd )

St. Mary Magdalene stood by the Cross of Jesus; with two other women she discovered the empty tomb, she was

 granted an appearance of the Risen Lord early the same day, from which incident she has been described as ‘the

apostle to the apostles’ The Gospels give no warrant for identifying her with the ‘the woman who was a sinner’ who

 anointed Christ’s feet ( Lk7:37) or with Mary the sister of Martha who also anointed him (Jn 12:3).

 

  Year B                                         Fifteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       11th July, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 10th 6.30pm Tom, Phyllis & Mary Murphy & DFM.  Christopher & Elizabeth Darby. daughters Rose Darby & May Rogers.  Sun 11th 11.00am Martin Carroll. Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.   Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James. Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 9.30am John & Ann Devine & DFM  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th  6.30pm Imelda Jordan MM.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 18th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll.    Flavio Homsy & Luiz Baima.

Killulagh:  Sun 11th 9.30am  Bridie Scally MM.   Sun 18th 9.30am Michael Egginton MM

 Offertory: €620.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €300.  Monthly €160. Annual: €300.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: In our own day, dominated by stress and rapid technological advances, one of the most

important tasks of families is to provide an education in hope. This does not mean preventing children from playing with

electronic devices, but rather finding ways to help them develop their critical abilities and not to think that digital speed can

apply to everything in life. Postponing desires does not mean denying them but simply deferring their fulfilment. When

children or adolescents are not helped to realise that some things have to be waited for, they can become obsessed with

satisfying their immediate needs and develop the vice of ‘wanting it all now’. This is a grand illusion which does not favour

freedom but weakens it. On the other hand, when we are taught to postpone some things until the right moment, we learn

self-mastery and detachment from our impulses. When children realise that they have to be responsible for themselves, their

self-esteem is enriched.          (The Joy of Love, 275.).

Feast of St. Camillus: Takes place on Wed next 14th July.

Priory Institute: Are offering week-long Online Summer School, 2021 in Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art?

from 18th -13th August and 22nd -27th August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is

delivered entirely online. Cost €50. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Roof Repairs: Following damage to the roof in a storm last autumn it has taken some time to have repairs carried out to the

railings damaged  in the storm. The new railings are now ready and are being painted in preparation for replacing them on

 the roof. Work will begin during the coming week on putting the railings  back in position. It is expected the work will be

completed in a few weeks.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3, 4, 5.  For

 further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

Sunday Reading

‘He chose us in Christ to be holy and spotless’. (2nd Reading)  God’s choice is free. His power is shown more clearly

when those chosen have little to offer. Having nothing, they are able to live to praise the glory of his name. Jesus asks

 for detachment from all things in his disciples.

      Year B                                           Fourteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        4th July, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 3rd 6.30pm  Tom,  Mary & Nancy Lenihan & DFM.  Christy Coll  & Pauline Coll.  Sun 4th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Tom & Isabel Anderson.  Mon 5th 9.30am Denis O’ Connor.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm Tom, Phyllis & Mary Murphy & DFM.  Christopher & Elizabeth Darby. daughters Rose Darby & May Rogers.  Sun 11th 11.00am Martin Carroll. Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.   Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.

Killulagh:  Sun 4th 9.30am Olive Kelleghan MM.  Sun 11th 9.30am Bridie Scally MM.

  1. I. P.  Margaret Rooney. Dunganstown, Delvin.

  Offertory: €695.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €365.  Monthly €75.

Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Peter’s Pence Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to the Peter’s Pence Collection last weekend.

Confirmation: Following a Government announcement on Tuesday it is necessary to cancel the Confirmation Ceremony

arranged for Friday 9th July . We include here an extract from the Letter of Bishop Deenihan about this decision.

Bishop Deenihan  ‘As you will be aware, Government has, once again, decreed that the celebration of the Sacraments of

Confirmation and First Holy Communion should not proceed at this time. The decision was, according to the Tanaiste, based

on the recommendation of NPHET. However, today’s newspapers report that Dr. Tony Houlihan informed members of Dail

Eireann yesterday that he never requested that Confirmation and First Holy Communion be postponed. That has added to the

sense of confusion and anger amongst callers to the Diocesan Office. This decision by Government is a source of much

disappointments to the young people who have been preparing for and looking forward to the various ceremonies. It is a

source of disappointment to their parents, teachers and clergy too who have been involved in preparing them for an important

moment in their faith. The proximity of the cancellation to the actual ceremony, which was based on previous Government

advice, means that parents have days off planned and other expenses have been incurred.’

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: In our own day, dominated by stress and rapid technological advances, one of the most

important tasks of families is to provide an education in hope. This does not mean preventing children from playing with

electronic devices, but rather finding ways to help them develop their critical abilities and not to think that digital speed can

apply to everything in life. Postponing desires does not mean denying them but simply deferring their fulfilment. When

children or adolescents are not helped to realise that some things have to be waited for, they can become obsessed with

satisfying their immediate needs and develop the vice of ‘wanting it all now’. This is a grand illusion which does not favour

freedom but weakens it. On the other hand, when we are taught to postpone some things until the right moment, we learn

self-mastery and detachment from our impulses. When children realise that they have to be responsible for themselves, their

self-esteem is enriched.          (The Joy of Love, 275.).

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3, 4, 5.  For

 further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

      Year B                                            Thirteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                         27th  June, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 26th 6.30pm Martin & Julia Kineavy, sons Martin, Christy and Tommy.  Winnie Walsh.    Sun 27th 11.00am Nancy Healy. Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 1st 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Fri 2nd ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan. Nancy Lenihan & DFM.  Christy Coll.  Pauline Coll.  Sun 4th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Tom & Isabel Anderson.

Killulagh:  Sun 27th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe    Sun 4th 9.30am Olive Kelleghan MM.

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.

  1. I. P.  Denis O’ Connor. Stradbally, Laois.  brother of Sr. Kathleen O’ Connor. Southill, Delvin.

  Offertory: €640.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €540.  Monthly €100. Annual: €500.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Peter’s Pence Collection: Will be taken up at Masses this weekend.

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation for the children of this parish will take place on Friday 9th July in the

Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm. It will be possible for the children, their parents and sponsor to attend. It will not be possible to

other family members to attend, but the ceremony will be streamed live on the Cathedral website. Further information will

be forwarded to parents next week.

Adoration: We have started Adoration on a Monday in Killulagh Church. It commences at 10am and finishes at 10pm. If

you would like to consider doing an Hour of Adoration, please contact Marcella at 087-6850334, or Mary at 087-2774616

St. Oliver Plunkett: Next Thursday 1st July we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Oliver Plunkett.

The Irish Catholic: We encourage parishioners to read the Irish Catholic newspaper each week. It can be purchased in the

local newsagent ( Leavys, Main St.).

Pope Francis and the Family: Parents always influence the moral development of their children, for better or for worse. It

follows that they should take up this essential role and carry it out consciously, enthusiastically, reasonably and

appropriately. Since the educational role of families is so important, and increasingly complex. I would like to discuss it in

 detail. Families cannot help but be places of support, guidance and direction, however much they may have to rethink their

methods and discover new resources. Parents need to consider what they want their children to be exposed to, and this

necessarily means being concerned about who is providing their entertainment, who is entering their rooms through

television and electronic devices, and with whom they are spending their free time. Only if we devote time to our children,

speaking of important things with simplicity and concern, and finding healthy ways for them to spend their time, will we be

able to shield them from harm. Vigilance is always necessary and neglect is never beneficial. Parents have to help children to

prepare and adolescents to confront the risk, for example, of aggression, abuse or drug addiction. (The Joy of Love,259,260).

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock: Unfortunately, due to Covid -19 Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will be a virtual

Pilgrimage this year and will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine Website www.knockshrine.ie this Sun 27th June,

beginning with Rosary at 2.30pm and the celebration of Mass at 3pm, followed by Benediction.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Delvin FET Youthreach: Are now accepting applications for September, 2021. QQI Major Awards at levels 3, 4, 5.  For

 further information visit website at Delvinfet.ie or contact Frank at 087-9445359.

  Year B                                             Twelfth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                         20th  June, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 19th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents.    Maura Carroll.    Sun 20th 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney & DFM.   Peggy Lenihan.

Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Marcus Daugela.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass. Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm Martin & Julia Kineavy, sons Martin, Christy and Tommy.  Winnie Walsh.  Sun 27th 11.00am Nancy Healy.

Killulagh:  Sun 20th 9.30am DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.  Sun 27th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.

  1. I. P. Imelda ( Millie) Jordan. Clondone, Delvin. Michael Egginton. Glaxtown, Collinstown.

 Offertory: €560.  Ren. Fund: Weekly.  €550.  Monthly €485.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation for the children of this parish will take place on Friday 9th July in the

Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm. It will be possible for the children, their parents and sponsor to attend. It will not be possible to

other family members to attend, but the ceremony will be streamed live on the Cathedral website. Further information will

be forwarded to parents next week.

Pope Francis and the Family: Parents always influence the moral development of their children, for better or for worse. It

follows that they should take up this essential role and carry it out consciously, enthusiastically, reasonably and

appropriately. Since the educational role of families is so important, and increasingly complex. I would like to discuss it in

 detail. Where are Our Children? Families cannot help but be places of support, guidance and direction, however much they

 may have to rethink their methods and discover new resources. Parents need to consider what they want their children to be

exposed to, and this necessarily means being concerned about who is providing their entertainment, who is entering their

rooms through television and electronic devices, and with whom they are spending their free time. Only if we devote time to

our children, speaking of important things with simplicity and concern, and finding healthy ways for them to spend their

time, will we be able to shield them from harm. Vigilance is always necessary and neglect is never beneficial. Parents have to

help children to prepare and adolescents to confront the risk, for example, of aggression, abuse or drug addiction.

                                                                                                                    ( The Joy of Love, 259, 260).

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock: Unfortunately, due to Covid -19 Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will be a virtual

Pilgrimage this year and will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine Website www.knockshrine.ie on Sun 27th June,

beginning with Rosary at 2.30pm and the celebration of Mass at 3pm, followed by Benediction.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

“ Our” Father

“Our” Father, refers to God. The adjective, as used by us, does not express possession, but an entirely new

relationship with God.

When we say “our” Father, we recognise first that all his promises of love announced by the prophets are fulfilled in

the new and eternal covenant in his Christ; we have become “his” people and he is henceforth “our” God. This new

relationship is the purely gratuitous gift of belonging to each other: we are to respond to “grace and truth” given us

in Jesus Christ with love and faithfulness.

                                                                               Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2786, 2787.

  Year B                                              Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                          13th June, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 12th 6.30pm   Sean Coyne MM.  Sun 13th 11.00am Bernie Mc. Grath.  Mon 14th 9.30am Tommy Murphy.    Tue 15th 9.30am  Andy Leonard & DFM.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents.    Maura Carroll.    Sun 20th 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney & DFM.   Peggy Lenihan.

 

Killulagh: Sun 13th 9.30am  Patricia Doyle MM    Colm & Lila O’ Farrell.  Sun 20th 9.30am DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.

  1. I. P. Olive Kelleghan. Hiskinstown, Delvin. Bridie Scally. Kinnegad. Michael Healy. Balbriggan. Brother of Pat Healy.

Rosmead.  May Rogers. Cabra, Dublin (formerly Moyleroe, Delvin). Sister of  Sr. Kitty, Sr. Philomena, Charlie & Christy

 Darby.  Delvin.    Kathleen Glennon. Who died in Bermingham, England. (formerly Mooretown, Delvin).

 Offertory: €485. Easter Dues: €1,675.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Homily of Pope Francis: The Sunday of the Word of God: Yet the word of God also has particular power; that is, it can

touch each person directly. The disciples would never forget the words they heard that day on the shore of the lake, by their

boats, in the company of their family members and fellow workers: words that marked their lives forever. Jesus said to them:

 “Follow me, I will make you become fishers of men” (v.17). He did not appeal to them using lofty words and ideas, but

spoke to their lives. He told fishermen that they were to be fishers of men. As he did with those fishermen , he waits for us on

the shore of our life. With his word, he wants to change us, to invite us to liver fuller lives and to put out into the deep

together with him.

Easter Dues: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues Offerings last weekend.

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation for the children of this parish will take place on Friday 9th July in the

Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm. It will be possible for the children, their parents and sponsor to attend. It will not be possible to

other family members to attend, but the ceremony will be streamed live on the Cathedral website. Further information will

be forwarded to parents next week.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock: Unfortunately, due to Covid -19 Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will be a virtual

Pilgrimage this year and will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine Website www.knockshrine.ie on Sun 27th June,

beginning with Rosary at 2.30pm and the celebration of Mass at 3pm, followed by Benediction.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Jesus’ use of Parables

Jesus’ invitation to enter his kingdom comes in the form of parables, a characteristic feature of his teaching.

Through his parables he invites people to the feast of the kingdom, but he also asks for a radical choice: to gain the

kingdom, one must give everything. Words are not enough, deeds are required. The parables are like mirrors for

man: will he be hard soil or good earth for the word? What use has he made of the talents he has received? Jesus and

the presence of the kingdom in this world are secretly at the heart of the parables. One must enter the kingdom, that

is, become a disciple of Christ, in order to “know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven”. For those who stay

“outside”, everything remains enigmatic.

                                                                    Catechism of the Catholic Church, 546.

Year B                                                Feast of Corpus Christi                                            6th June, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES      

Sat 5th 6.30pm  Michael Malone.  Maura & Michael Carberry, & parents John & Mary Walsh.    Sun 6th 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.    Jenny Kenny & DFM.  Mon 7th 9.30am Christopher Noel Monahan.   Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Joseph Anderson.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30pm   Sean Coyne MM.  Sun 13th 11.00am Bernie Mc. Grath.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 6th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.    Sun 13th 9.30am   Patricia Doyle MM     Colm & Lila O’ Farrell.

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.

  1. I. P. Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Casey. Retired P. P. Carnaross. Bernadette Shanley. Dublin.   Rose Darby. Mulhuddart,

 Dublin. sister of Christy, Charlie, Sr. Kitty and Sr. Philomena Darby.  Delvin.

 Offertory: €560.  Ren Fund:  Weekly  €355.  Monthly €60.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Corpus Christi: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Day of Prayer for Priests: Next Friday is a Day of Prayer for Priests. It is also the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The Eucharist by Pope Francis: Jesus is present in the sacrament of the Eucharist to be our nourishment, to be assimilated

and to become in us that renewing force that gives once again the energy and gives once more the desire to set out again after

every pause or after every fall. But this requires our consent, our willingness to let ourselves, our way of thinking and acting,

be transformed. Otherwise the Eucharistic celebrations in which we participate are reduced to empty and formal rituals.

Often some go to Mass because they have to go, as if it were a social event, respectful but social. However, the mystery is

something else. It is Jesus who is present and comes to nourish us.

Weekend Masses: We will continue to use tickets for Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. This is to ensure

that our numbers are within the limit laid down by the government. Tickets can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday

evening between 7and 8pm. If you cannot get to Fatima at this time phone or call to the Parochial House on Friday morning

between 10am and 12noon.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen

 on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

St. Columba

Also known as Colum Cille, was born in Gartan, Co. Donegal in 521 and was of royal lineage. He studied under St.

Finnian of Moville and Sty. Finnian of Clonard.  He founded monasteries in Derry, Durrow, |Iona and possibly

Kells. He left Ireland, either for penance or to be a pilgrim for Christ, but Iona became his principal foundation.

From it missionaries undertook the conversion of Northumbria.  Columba is noted for his great love for people and

for all living creatures. He died 9th June 597.

 

      Year B                                                  The Most Holy Trinity                                              30th May, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES      

Sat 29th 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 30th 11.00am   Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat.  Bryan Orr. Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.   7.30pm  Noel Renehan.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Maura & Michael Carberry, & parents John & Mary Walsh. 

Sun 6th 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.    Jenny Kenny & DFM.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 30th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 6th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.  No Masses during the week in Killulagh Church

Offertory: €615.  Ren Fund:  Weekly  €495.  Monthly €200. Annual: €400.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Corpus Christi: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude; Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page

( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Reflection on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity by Pope Francis: Dear brothers and sisters, today’s Feast Day invites us

to let ourselves once again be fascinated by the beauty of God: beauty, goodness and inexhaustible truth. But also beauty,

goodness, and humble and close truth, which became flesh in order to enter our life, our history, my history, the history of

each one of us, so that every man and woman may encounter it and have eternal life. And this is faith: to welcome this God-

Love who gives himself in Christ, who moves us in the Holy Spirit: to let ourselves be encountered by him and to trust in

him. This is Christian life. To love, to encounter God, to seek God: and He seeks us first: He encounters us first. May the

Virgin Mary, dwelling-place of the Trinity, help us to welcome with an open heart the love of God, which fills us with joy

and gives meaning to our journey in this world, always guiding us towards our destination, which is Heaven.

The Eucharist by Pope Francis: Jesus is present in the sacrament of the Eucharist to be our nourishment, to be assimilated

and to become in us that renewing force that gives once again the energy and gives once more the desire to set out again after

every pause or after every fall. But this requires our consent, our willingness to let ourselves, our way of thinking and acting,

be transformed. Otherwise the Eucharistic celebrations in which we participate are reduced to empty and formal rituals.

Often some go to Mass because they have to go, as if it were a social event, respectful but social. However, the mystery is

something else. It is Jesus who is present and comes to nourish us.

Weekend Masses: We will continue to use tickets for Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. This is to ensure

that our numbers are within the limit laid down by the government. Tickets can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday

evening between 7and 8pm. If you cannot get to Fatima at this time phone or call to the Parochial House on Friday morning

between 10am and 12noon.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

The Trinity and the Liturgy

In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and

 adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate,

died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains

all gifts, the Holy Spirit.

                                                                  Catechism of the Catholic Church 1082.

      Year B                                                       Pentecost Sunday                                                23rd  May, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Paddy & Gertie Kelly.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Josephine Murtagh & DFM.  Mon 24th 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM.  Tue 25th 9.30am John, Mary Jane & Tom Heffernan.  Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 30th 11.00am   Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat. 

Bryan Orr.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 23rd 9.30am   Richie, Larry, Danny & Marian Monaghan.   Parents Richard & Mary Monaghan.                    Sun 30th 9.30am Mass.     No Masses during the week in Killulagh Church

  1. I. P. Carmel Cannon. Addinstown, Delvin.

Offertory: €960.  Ren Fund:  Weekly  €965.  Monthly €445.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page 

(DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Pentecost Sunday: This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy

 Spirit which the believers received on the  First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift

 of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our

 Confirmation.

Resumption of Masses: Public Masses  have resumed. The regulations that were in force in December will still be in force.

Attendance will be limited to 50 and masks must be worn. Hands should be sanitised on entering the Church . You are asked

to follow the instructions of the stewards at all times. Loudspeaker will be in use outside Delvin Church. Tickets will again

be in use for Vigil and Sunday morning Masses. Tickets can be collected in Fatima between 7pm-8pm on Wednesday.

Mass in Killulagh will again be held in the Car Park and you are asked to follow the instructions of the stewards.

Viatores Christi: VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!.  Course will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit

www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email info@viatoreschristi.com.

Priory Institute: Provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght or from the

comfort of your own home. Online Open Day is on 12th June.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

National Learning Network: Have a variety of free courses suitable for individuals who are looking for a stepping stone to

further education, training, or work, or who may have challenges or disabilities and need to improve the quality of their lives.

 We have psychological and resource support and may have a course that will suit your needs.. Please contact Hilary at 086-

7839078 for further details.

Pentecost Sunday

The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of

the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery--- the age of the Church, during which Christ

manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church “until he

comes.” In this age of the Church Christ now lives and acts in and with his Church, in a new way appropriate to this

new age. He acts through the sacraments in what the common Tradition of the East and the West calls “ the

sacramental economy”; this is the communication (or “dispensation”)of the fruits of Christ ‘s  Paschal mystery in the

celebration of the Church’s “sacramental” liturgy.

                                                            Catechism of the Catholic Church 1076.

      Year B                                           The Ascension of the Lord                                        16th  May, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 15th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 16th 11.00am Thomas, Marie & Martina Mc Enerney    Mon 17th 9.30am Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank, daughter Phyllis.  Michael & Mary Jane Sheerin & DFM.    Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM. 

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Paddy & Gertie Kelly.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Josephine Murtagh & DFM. 

 

Killulagh:  Sun 16th 9.30am Willie & Nuala Fox.     Sun 23rd 9.30am   Richie, Larry, Danny & Marian Monaghan.

 Parents Richard & Mary Monaghan.                           No Masses during the week in Killulagh Church

  1. I. P. Patricia Doyle. Lucan, Dublin. formerly Bracklyn, Delvin. Sean Coyne. Crowenstown, Delvin.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Feast of the Ascension: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page 

(DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we are running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The meeting takes place every Tuesday night at 8pm. ( this programme will take the place of Lectio

Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we will send you a link for

the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy

 Spirit which the believers received on the  First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift

 of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our

 Confirmation.

Resumption of Masses: Public Masses resumed on Monday last, May 10th . The regulations that were in force in December

will still be in force. Attendance will be limited to 50 and masks must be worn. Hands should be sanitised on entering the

Church . You are asked to follow the instructions of the stewards at all times. Loudspeaker will be in use outside Delvin

Church. Tickets will again be in use for Vigil and Sunday morning Masses. Tickets can be collected in Fatima between

 7pm-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mass in Killulagh will again be held in the Car Park and you are asked to follow the instructions of the stewards.

Viatores Christi: VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!.  Course will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit

www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email info@viatoreschristi.com.

Priory Institute: Provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght or from the

comfort of your own home. Online Open Day is on 12th June.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

National Learning Network: Have a variety of free courses suitable for individuals who are looking for a stepping stone to

further education, training, or work, or who may have challenges or disabilities and need to improve the quality of their lives.

 We have psychological and resource support and may have a course that will suit your needs.. Please contact Hilary at 086-

7839078 for further details.

      Year B                                                Sixth  Sunday of Easter                                     9th  May, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 8th  6.30pm Tom, Nellie & Br. Lal Timmons.  Sun 9th 11.00am  Billy & Kathleen Mahon.  son –in-law Ronald Innes

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 13th  9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 16th 11.00am Thomas, Marie & Martina Mc Enerney

 

Killulagh:  Sun 16th 9.30am Willie & Nuala Fox.     No Masses during the week in Killulagh Church

  1. I. P. May Fallon. Athlone. mother of Padraig Fallon. Balrath, Delvin.

 Webcam: All Masses  from Delvin Church will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google

www.churchmedia.tv. On  the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a

 photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Feast of the Ascension: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page 

(DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we are running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The meeting takes place every Tuesday night at 8pm. ( this programme will take the place of Lectio

Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we will send you a link for

the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Resumption of Masses: Public Masses resume on Monday next, May 10th . The regulations that were in force in December

will still be in force. Attendance will be limited to 50 and masks must be worn. Hands should be sanitised on entering the

Church . You are asked to follow the instructions of the stewards at all times. Loudspeaker will be in use outside Delvin

Church. Tickets will again be in use for Vigil and Sunday morning Masses. Tickets can be collected in Fatima between

 7pm-8pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mass in Killulagh will again be held in the Car Park and you are asked to follow the instructions of the stewards.

Viatores Christi: VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!.  Course will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit

www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email info@viatoreschristi.com.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

Facing Temptations in Prayer

The most common yet most hidden temptation is our lack of faith. It expresses itself less by declared

incredulity than by our actual preferences. When we begin to pray, a thousand labors or cares thought to

be urgent vie for priority, once again, it is the moment of truth for the heart; what is its real love?

Sometimes we turn to the Lord as a last resort, but do we really believe he is ? Sometimes we enlist the

Lord as an ally; but our heart remains presumptuous.

In each case, our lack of faith reveals that we do not yet share in the disposition of a humble heart.

 “ Apart from me, you can do nothing.” 

                                                                       Catechism of the Catholic Church .2732.

      Year B                                                Fifth  Sunday of Easter                                      2nd May, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 1st 6.30pm James & Margaret Mc Govern & daughter Mary.  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.    Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM.  Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.    Sat 8th  6.30pm Tom, Nellie & Bl. Lal Timmons. 

Sun 9th 11.00am  Billy & Kathleen Mahon.  Willie & Nuala Fox.

 

Killulagh:  No Masses in Killulagh Church.

Ren Fund€240.  Monthly €185.  Annual: €250.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: We are asked to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an

opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like

to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or

vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page  

(DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account (dioceseofmeathvocations).

Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we are running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The meeting takes place every Tuesday night at 8pm. ( this programme will take the place of Lectio

Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we will send you a link for

the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Resumption of Masses: According to the announcement on Thursday weekday Mass can resume on Mon 10th and weekend

 Masses on Sat 15th and Sun 16th.  It is not clear yet when First Communion, Confirmation or Baptisms can take place. We

expect to have these issues clarified in the next few days.

Viatores Christi: VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!.  Course will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit

www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email info@viatoreschristi.com.

St. Scire C. E.  Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: We are asking you to say a Novena Prayer for St. Joseph the Worker whose Feast Day

 we celebrate on Saturday 1st May.

O Glorious Saint Joseph, patron and model of all who labour, obtain for me the grace:

  • To work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of my sins and the sins of mankind;
  • To work conscientiously, putting the demands of my work before my ever changing feelings;
  • To work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honour to develop, by means of my work, the gifts God has given me;
  • To work in an orderly manner, with patience and perseverance, without too easily giving in to weariness or difficulties;
  • To work above all, with purity of intention and with detachment from self, keeping death in mind and the account I will have to give God of time lost, talents and material wasted, of good omitted, of complacency in success—all so fatal to the work of God.

     “ All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after your example” blessed Joseph, such shall be my daily work, in life          and in death. Amen.     

         

Year B                                                 Fourth  Sunday of Easter                                      25th  April, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES      

 Sat 24th 6.30pm   Michael Gilroy.  Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 25th 11.00am  James & Peggy Reilly.   Michael Moriarty.  Kevin Ledwith.  Mon 26th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass. 

Fri 30th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm James & Margaret Mc Govern & daughter Mary.  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.    Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM.

 

Killulagh:  No Masses in Killulagh Church.

  1. I. P. Martin Brennan. brother of John & Thomas Brennan. Bolandstown, who died in London.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Vocations Sunday: As we celebrate Vocation Sunday today we are reminded of the need to pray for vocations to the

priesthood for the Diocese of Meath; It is also an opportunity to support three young men who are preparing for priesthood in

 the Diocese of Meath. Anybody who would like to learn more about becoming a priest can contact Fr. Tony Gonoude,

Vocations Director at 044-9373923, or vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie. The Diocese has a new website

www.meathvocations.com. It also has a facebook page ( DioceseOfMeathVocations) and an Instagram account

(dioceseofmeathvocations).

Prayer for Vocations: Lord, help me to respond to your call, with the aid of wise and generous guides, and realise a proper

plan for my life to achieve true happiness. To dream great dreams and always have a concern for the good of others. To stand

with you at the foot of the cross and receive the gift of your mother. To witness to your Resurrection and the hope that it

brings. To be aware that you are at my side  as  I joyously proclaim you as Lord. Amen.

 Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we will be running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The meeting takes place every Tuesday night at 8pm. ( this programme will take the place of Lectio

Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we will send you a link for

the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Viatores Christi: Is a faith-based development organisation  has specialised  in the recruitment, training and deployment of

overseas volunteers since 1960. VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!. Once completed , participants can be considered for volunteer roles. Course

will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email

info@viatoreschristi.com.

St. Scire C. E.: Have Vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.  Please contact Eileen on 044-9664931, or email

eileen@stscirece.ie

St. Joseph----- Welcoming the will of God.

At the same time, Joseph is “an accepting Father,” because he “accepted Mary unconditionally”___an important

gesture even today, says Pope Francis, “in our world where psychological, verbal and physical violence towards

women is so evident.” But the Bridegroom of Mary is also the one who, trusting in the Lord, accepts in his life even

 the events that he does not understand, “setting aside his own ideas” and reconciling himself with his own history.

Joseph’s spiritual  path “is not one that explains, but accepts”____which does not mean that he is “resigned”.

Instead, he is “courageously and firmly proactive,” because with “Holy Spirit’s gift of fortitude,” and full of hope, he

is able “ to accept life as it is, with all its contradictions, frustrations and disappointments.” In practice, through St.

Joseph, it is as if God were to repeat to us; “Do not be afraid!” because “ faith gives meaning to every event, however

 happy or sad,” and makes us aware  that “ God can make flowers spring up from stony ground.”  Joseph “did not

look for shortcuts but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it.” For this

reason, “he encourages us to accept and welcome others as they are, without exception, and to show special concern

for the weak.”

Year B                                                  Third  Sunday of Easter                                      18th April, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES      

Sat 17th  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.    Tommy Gaffney & DFM.   Jack Ivory.   Sun 18th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran.  Sean Newman.  Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Vincent Doyle.  Wed 21st 9.30am Ellen & Thomas Downes & DFM    Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.    Fri 23rd 9.30am Jenny & Chris Downes & DFM.    Sat 24th 6.30pm   Michael Gilroy. 

Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 25th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.   Michael Moriarrty.  Kevin Ledwith.

 

Killulagh:  No Masses in Killulagh Church.

Easter Offerings: €1,990.  Renovation Fund: Weekly  €145.  Monthly  €145.  Annual  €600.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Bible Alive:  Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Vocations: Next Sunday April 25th is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following Prayer for Vocations.

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic

Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that

Christian families may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

 Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we will be running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The first session will take place next Tuesday night, April 13th  at 8pm. ( this programme will take

the place of Lectio Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we

will send you a link for the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Viatores Christi: Is a faith-based development organisation  has specialised  in the recruitment, training and deployment of

overseas volunteers since 1960. VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health,

Global Awareness, Mission. This is open to all!. Once completed , participants can be considered for volunteer roles. Course

will commence in September, 2021. If you want to know more, visit www.vcvolunteers.ie  or email info@viatoreschristi.com

Holy Water: Holy Water blessed at the Easter Vigil (for use at home) is available in the holy water containers in both

Churches.  Holy Water is intended to remind us of our baptism and about how baptism links us with the Death and

Resurrection of Jesus.

Trocaire Boxes:  We thank you all for returning your Trocaire Boxes.  You can still hand in your box to the Parochial House

between 10am-12.30pm during the week.    

St. Joseph-A beloved tender, obedient father.

Saint Joseph, in fact, “concretely expressed his fatherhood” by making an offering of himself in love “a love placed

in the service of the Messiah who are growing to maturity in his home,” writes Pope Francis, quoting his predecessor

St. Paul V1.

And because of his role at “the crossroads between the Old and New Testament,” St. Joseph “has always been

venerated as a father by the Christian people”. In him, “Jesus saw the tender love of God,” the one that helps us

accept our weakness, because “it is through” and despite ”our fears, our frailities, and our weakness” that most

divine designs are realised. “Only tender love will save us from the snares of the accuser,” emphasises the Pontiff,

and it is by encountering God’s mercy especially in the Sacrament of Reconciliation that we “experience  His truth

and tenderness,” –because “we know that God’s truth does not condemn us, but instead welcomes, embraces,

sustains and forgives us”.

Joseph is also a father in obedience to God; with his ‘fiat’ he protects Mary and Jesus and teaches his Son to “do the

will of the Father.” Called by God to serve the mission of Jesus,  he “cooperated…in the great mystery of

Redemption,”  as St. John Paul 11 said “and is truly a minister of salvation.”

      Year B                                  Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)               11th April, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 10th 6.30pm    Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM.    Tommy Gaffney. ( Clonarney)     Sun 11th 11.00am William Mc Cormack   Tom Flynn & DFM.   Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am  Eileen & Jade Callinan & DFM.   Wed 14th 9.30am Philomena & Michael Smith.    Thurs 15th 9.30am Harry Daly.   Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.  Tommy Gaffney.  Jack Ivory.   Sun 18th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran.  Sean Newman.

 

Killulagh:  No Masses in Killulagh Church.

Easter Offerings: €2,435.  Renovation Fund: Weekly  €850.  Monthly  €425.  Annual  €350.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Bible Alive:  Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Preparing for Pentecost: The seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost are an opportunity to prepare for the coming of

 the Holy Spirit. To help us to prepare we will be running a weekly programme via Zoom. At each meeting we will show a

video which aims to teach about an aspect of the work of the Holy Spirit. The videos will be 25 mins long and will be

followed by discussion. The first session will take place next Tuesday night, April 13th  at 8pm. ( this programme will take

the place of Lectio Divina for the next six weeks). To join please send your email address to the Parochial House and we

will send you a link for the meeting. Everybody is welcome to join.

Holy Water: Holy Water blessed at the Easter Vigil (for use at home) is available in the holy water containers in both

Churches.  Holy Water is intended to remind us of our baptism and about how baptism links us with the Death and

Resurrection of Jesus.

Trocaire Boxes:  We thank you all for returning your Trocaire Boxes. The amount taken in so far is €3,020.  You can still

hand in your box to the Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm during the week.    

Easter Offerings: We thank you all again for returning your Easter Offerings, also the Renovation Fund Envelopes.  It is

greatly appreciated..

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us

 to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery—the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ---made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the whole

octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has

shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.” ( St. Paul 11)

Irish Hospice Foundation: Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77 Monday – Friday 10am-1pm.  Irish Hospice

Foundation are running  #We Reflect campaign to highlight the service and are hoping to reach those who need care in grief

the most right now. The line is for anyone grieving in these exceptional times; they may be grieving a Covid-19 death, a

death from other causes or maybe a previous loss is feeling particularly difficult right now, We are here to listen and support

those struggling with loss.

 

The Struggle of St. Thomas

The struggle for faith experienced by Thomas leads us to think on the meaning of faith in the risen Christ. We do not

 depend on physical experience of Christ but know his presence in keeping God’s commandments, and as a gathered

community, in the hearing of the word and in sacramental signs. So the Christian community is a thankful one,

always blessing God for a sure hope through the resurrection of Christ.

 

The Resurrection and the Liturgy

“Accordingly , just as Christ was sent by the Father so also he sent the Apostles, filled with the Holy Spirit. This he

did so that they might preach the Gospel to every creature and proclaim that the Son of God by his death and

 resurrection had freed us from the power of Satan and from death and brought us into the Kingdom of his Father.

But he also willed that the work of salvation which they preached should be set in train through the sacrifice and

sacraments, around which the entire Liturgical life resolves.”

                                                                    Catechism of the Catholic Church.  1086.

Year B                                                          Easter Sunday                                                    4th April, 2021            

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat  3rd (Holy Saturday) 8.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 4th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass. Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am List of the Dead.   Sat 10th 6.30pm    Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM.    Tommy Gaffney. ( Clonarney)     Sun 11th 11.00am William Mc Cormack   

Tom Flynn & DFM.

 

Killulagh: No Masses  in Killulagh.  

Easter Greetings: We wish all our parishioners a very Happy Easter. We hope you were able to join in the Ceremonies for

 Holy Week via Streamed Live , or through facebook.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Bible Alive:  Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Trocaire Boxes:  We would be very grateful if you could hand in your Trocaire Boxes to the Parochial House during the

 coming week between 10am-12.30pm.   

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you. You may drop the

 envelopes in at the Parochial House, or in the box in the Church.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us

 to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery—the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ---made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the whole

octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has

shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.” ( St. Paul 11)

Irish Hospice Foundation: Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77 Monday – Friday 10am-1pm.  Irish Hospice

Foundation are running  #We Reflect campaign to highlight the service and are hoping to reach those who need care in grief

the most right now. The line is for anyone grieving in these exceptional times; they may be grieving a Covid-19 death, a

death from other causes or maybe a previous loss is feeling particularly difficult right now, We are here to listen and support

those struggling with loss.

 

Baptismal Promises

The proclamation of the Word in the Sunday Eucharist celebration takes on the solemn tone found in the Old

Testament at moments when the covenant was renewed, when the law was proclaimed and the community of Israel

was called---like the people in the desert at the foot of Mount Sinai---to repeat its “yes” , renewing its decision to be

faithful to God and to obey his commandments. In speaking his word, God awaits our response, a response which

Christ has already made for us his “Amen” and which echoes in us through the Holy Spirit so that what we hear

may involve us at the deepest level. 

                                                                                             St. John Paul 11 –Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy.

 

The Power of the Resurrection

Pope Francis tells us” Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated

 the world. Where all seems to be dead, signs of resurrection suddenly spring up. It is an irresistible force. Often it

seems that God does not exist; all around us we see persistent injustice, evil, indifference and cruelty. But it is also

true that in the midst of darkness something new always springs to life and sooner or later produces fruit. However

dark things are, goodness always re-emerges and spreads. Each day in our  world beauty is born anew, it rises

transformed through the storms of history”.          ( The Joy of the Gospel, 276).

 

     Year B                                                           Palm Sunday                                         28th  March, 2021             

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 27th 6.30pm  Gus O’ Shaughnessy   Patrick Martin MM. & parents Joseph & Margaret Martin.   Sun 28th 11.00am Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  Mattie Gaffney.  May Toner.   Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 31st 9.30am Mass.  Thursday 1st ( Holy Thursday) 7.30pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 2nd ( Good Friday) 7.30pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 3rd (Holy Saturday) 8.00pm Easter Vigil.    Sun 4th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

Offertory: €405.  Renovation Fund:  Weekly €865.  Monthly €410.  Annual: €300.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed live via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

Summer Time: Mass on this Sunday will be at Summer Time. ( Streamed Live).

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Fast and Abstinence: Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat.

Trocaire Boxes:  We would be very grateful if you could hand in your Trocaire Boxes to the Parochial House during the

 coming week between 10am-12.30pm.   

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you. You may drop the

 envelopes in at the Parochial House, or in the box in the Church.

Irish Hospice Foundation: Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77 Monday – Friday 10am-1pm.  Irish Hospice

Foundation are running  #We Reflect campaign to highlight the service and are hoping to reach those who need care in grief

the most right now. The line is for anyone grieving in these exceptional times; they may be grieving a Covid-19 death, a

death from other causes or maybe a previous loss is feeling particularly difficult right now, We are here to listen and support

those struggling with loss.

 

Arrangements for Holy Week

Due to Covid 19 restrictions it will not be possible for congregations to attend the ceremonies of Holy Week. The

following ceremonies will be streamed  live via Churchmedia.tv ( Google Churchmedia.tv, find the photograph of

 Delvin Church and click on it) and via facebook( Delvin Parish).      

 

Palm Sunday ( March 28th ): 11am Blessing of Palms and Mass of Palm Sunday.

 

Monday, Tuesday: Wednesday ( March 29th , 30th, 31st ): Mass at 9.30am

 

Holy Thursday: 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

                              10-11pm, Adoration will be streamed live from Delvin Church; during Adoration you are invited

                                               to join in the readings, prayers & hymns.

 

Good Friday: 3pm Stations of the Cross

                      7.30pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

Holy Saturday: 8pm The Paschal Vigil ( including Renewal of Baptismal Promises & Mass).

Note: We have some copies of the booklet containing the texts and prayers of the ceremonies. They will be available

in Delvin Church at the beginning of Holy Week. Due to the pandemic processions and some other parts of

the ceremonies will be omitted this year.

 

Easter Sunday:  11am Mass.

Year B                                                 Fifth Sunday of Lent                                         21st March, 2021                  

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 20th 6.30pm  Jim & Breda Smith.  John & Catherine Clune.   Sun 21st 11.00am  John, Cathy & Sean Dunne.& DFM.   Molly Paris.   John & Teresa Lynch.   Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.

Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 27th 6.30pm  Gus O’ Shaughnessy   Patrick Martin MM. & parents Joseph & Margaret Martin.   Sun 28th 11.00am   Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  Mattie Gaffney.

  1. I. P. Fr. Michael Daly. Retired P.P. Navan. May Fitzsimons. Main St, Delvin. sister of Aggie O’ Doherty. Delvin.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The  sixth talk will be given on Saturday 27th  March  at 2pm.

 The speaker will be Columba Mc Cann OSB. The topic will be  “Benedictine Prayer” ( Mark 11:1-10)  

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 25th  Mar  topic will be ‘Studying Christian

Faith.” It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Thursday next, March 25th we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The

following is a short reflection on the significance of this feast. “Given her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother

 of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely

 to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on

him by God’ grace”. ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 494).

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world.  Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering.

 

Arrangements for Holy Week

Due to Covid 19 restrictions it will not be possible for congregations to attend the ceremonies of Holy Week. The

following ceremonies will be streamed  live via Churchmedia.tv ( Google Churchmedia.tv, find the photograph of

 Delvin Church and click on it) and via facebook( Delvin Parish).      

 

Palm Sunday ( March 28th ): 11am Blessing of Palms and Mass of Palm Sunday.

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ( March 29th , 30th, 31st ): Mass at 9.30am

 

Holy Thursday: 7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

                              10-11pm, Adoration will be streamed live from Delvin Church; during Adoration you are invited

                                               to join in the readings, prayers & hymns.

 

Good Friday: 3pm Stations of the Cross

                      7.30pm Celebration of the Passion of the Lord.

 

Holy Saturday: 8pm The Paschal Vigil ( including Renewal of Baptismal Promises & Mass).

Note: We have some copies of the booklet containing the texts and prayers of the ceremonies. They will be available

in Delvin Church at the beginning of Holy Week. Due to the pandemic processions and some other parts of

the ceremonies will be omitted this year.

 

Year B                                                   Fourth Sunday of Lent                                          14th March, 2021           

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 13th 6.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy, Annie & Tommy Mc Cann.   Sun 14th 11.00am   Josephine Carroll.

Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 16th 7.30pm Cailin Lynch.  Wed 17th ( Feast of St. Patrick) 11.00am Mgt & Owen Murtagh & DFM.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th ( Feast of St. Joseph) 9.30am Mass.   Sat 20th 6.30pm  Jim & Breda Smith. 

John & Catherine Clune.   Sun 21st 11.00am  John, Cathy & Sean Dunne.& DFM.   Molly Paris.   John & Teresa Lynch.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The  fourth talk will be given on Saturday 20th  March  at 2pm.

 The speaker will be Mark Patrick Hederman OSB. The topic will be  “Benedict and the Paschal Mystery” ( John 12:20-33)  

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 18th  Mar  topic will be ‘Proclaiming Christian

Faith as a Priest or Religious today” It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Day of Prayer for Emigrants: This Wed ( St. Patrick’s Day) is a special Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

Feast of St. Patrick: Next Wednesday we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to overestimate the influence

of St. Patrick on the faith of the people of Ireland. In recent years the message of St. Patrick tended to be overshadowed by

other celebrations associated with the Feast. This year is a good opportunity to focus on the spiritual significance of the Feast

of St. Patrick. We include here an extract from the story of his life, as told by himself. In this extract he tells about his

 carelessness about his relationship with God and about his conversion. We can pray that many Irish people will experience a

 similar conversion as we celebrate his Feast.

The Power of Prayer:

After I came to Ireland, every day I had to tend sheep and many times a day I prayed. The love of God and his fear

came to me more and more, and my faith was strengthened. My spirit was moved so that in a single day I would say

as many as 100 prayers, and almost as many in the night. Even when I was staying in the woods and on the

mountains, I used to get up for prayer before daylight, through snow, through frost, through rain, because the spirit

within me was then fervent.

Prophetic Vision:

A few years later I was with my parents in Britian. They welcomed me as their son. There I saw in the night the

vision of a man, whose name was Victoricus, coming as it were from Ireland, with countless letters. He gave me one

of them, and I read the opening words, which were, “The voice of the Irish”. ‘We ask thee, boy, come and walk

among us once more. ‘Thanks be to God; after many years the Lord gave to them according to their cry.                                 (The Inspiring Testimony of St. Patrick).                                         

St. Joseph: The Feast of St. Joseph occurs on Mar 19th . The Pope asks us to honour St. Joseph in a special way this year.

Over the two weeks we will include short items about some of the qualities of St. Joseph. We pray that we can learn to

imitate his faithfulness to God and his care of Mary and Jesus.

About St. Joseph:

  • Despite his humble work and means, Joseph came from a royal lineage. Luke and Matthew both mark his descent from King David, the greatest King of Israel( Matthew1:1-16 )and (Luke 3:23-30.)
  • We know Joseph was a compassionate and caring man.
  • We know Joseph was a man of faith. ( Matthew 2:13-23)
  • We know Joseph loved Jesus. ( Luke 2:48)
  • We also know that Joseph treated Jesus as his own son for the people of Nazareth said of Jesus. “Is this not the son of Joseph”. (Luke 4;22)
  • We know Joseph respected God. ( Luke 2:23)
  • We know that he was a religious man. We are told that he took his family to Jerusalem every year for Passover.

     Year B                                                   Third Sunday of Lent                                         7th March, 2021           

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 6th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson.  Sun 7th 11.00am  Bernie Drum.   Mon 8th 9.30am Mass.    Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.

Wed 10th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am Mary & Thomas Downes   Fri 12th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm

Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy, Annie & Tommy Mc Cann.    Sun 14th 11.00am Josephine Carroll.

  1. I. P. Mattie Reilly. Ballivor. Eithne Finglass. late of  Clondone, Delvin  who died in England.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The  third talk will be given on Saturday 13th  March  at 2pm.

The speaker will be  Colman O’ Clabhaigh  O. S. B.  The topic will be  “ Baptism through the Ages”.

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 11th  Mar  topic will be ‘Living Christian Faith in

Public Life.’  It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Feast of St. Patrick: It would be hard to overestimate the influence of St. Patrick on the faith of the people of Ireland. In

recent years the message of St. Patrick tended to be overshadowed by other celebrations associated with the Feast. This

 year is a good opportunity to focus on the spiritual significance of the Feast of St. Patrick. We include here an extract from

the story of his life, as told by himself. In this extract he tells about his carelessness about his relationship with God and

about his conversion. We can pray that many Irish people will experience a similar conversion as we celebrate his Feast.

Did Not Know God:

I was then about sixteen years of age. At that time, I did not know the true God. I was taken into

 captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others. We deserved this, because we had gone away from God, and did

not keep his commandments. We would not listen to our priests, who advised us about how we could be saved.

The Lord brought his strong anger upon us, and scattered us among many nations even to the ends of the earth.

His Conversion:

It was there that the Lord opened up my awareness of my lack of faith. Even though it came about

late, I recognised my failings. So I turned with all my heart to the Lord my God, and he looked down on my

lowliness  and had mercy on my youthful ignorance. He protected me and consoled me as a father does for his

son. That is why I cannot be silent about such great blessings and such a gift that the Lord so kindly bestowed in the

land of my captivity.   (The Inspiring Testimony of St. Patrick).                                         

St. Joseph: The Feast of St. Joseph occurs on Mar 19th . The Pope asks us to honour St. Joseph in a special way this year.

Over the two weeks we will include short items about some of the qualities of St. Joseph. We pray that we can learn to

imitate his faithfulness to God and his care of Mary and Jesus.

About St. Joseph: It is frequently said that we know so little about St. Joseph, because not one word he spoke is recorded in

scripture: yet, at the same time, scripture indirectly does tell us a lot. What we do know comes from the New Testament, in

particular from the gospels of Matthew and Luke.

  • We know he was a carpenter, a working man for the people of Nazareth ask about Jesus. ”Is this not the carpenter’s son”. ( Matthew 13:55)
  • He wasn’t  rich for when he took  Jesus to Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord, his offering was two doves or a pair of pigeons. which was customary for those who could not afford the offering of a lamb.  ( Luke 2:24).

Trocaire:  Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

relieve suffering. If you did not receive a Trocaire box there are spare boxes in the Church.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st February-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.    St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 St. Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Year B                                           Second Sunday of Lent                                      28th  February, 2021                 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 27th 6.30pm  James  & Peg Robinson.    Bill & Criss  Kelly.    Sun 28th 11.00am  Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.

Mon 1st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm   Pat & Kathleen Gaffney.   Sat 6th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson. 

Sun 7th 11.00am  Bernie Drum.

Killulagh Masses:   No Masses during the week.  Sun 28th No Mass.

  1. I. P. Sheila Wade. (nee Kelly) sister of Angela Murtagh. Clondone. who died in England.

Candlemas Offerings: €710.     Ren Fund: Weekly €180. Monthly  €210. Annual €1,100.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The  third talk will be given on Saturday 6th March  at 2pm. The

speaker will be Fr. Henry O’ Shea  O. S. B.  The theme will  be “Life in Community”.

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 4th Mar  topic will be ‘Living Christian Faith in

the Classroom as Young Teachers.’. It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”(Jn

12:32). Is the Lord drawing you to Him in a call to the Sacred Priesthood? Please join us for an hour of Adoration and

reflection on the call of Jesus who wants to lift you to Himself on Thursday 4th March at 7pm by Livestream on the ‘Diocese

of Meath Vocations’ Facebook Page.

Tarsus Scripture School-for Lent and Easter: 9pre-recorded lectures; 1 webinar; 1 meditation (€30). For registration

and further details, please go to www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie

Trocaire:  Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

relieve suffering. If you did not receive a Trocaire box there are spare boxes in the Church.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.    St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 St. Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Lenten Fasting by Pope Francis

       Fast from hurting words and say kind words

                                                            Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude

                                                            Fast from anger and be filled with patience

                                                            Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope

                                                            Fast from worries and have trust in God

                                                            Fast from complaints; contemplate simplicity                                                                                                           Fast from pressures and be prayerful

                                                            Fast from bitterness; fill your hearts with joy          

                                                            Fast from selfishness and be compassionate

                                                            Fast from grudges and be reconciled

                                                            Fast from words; be silent and listen                                    

Year B                                              First Sunday of Lent                                      21st  February, 2021                 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 20th 6.30pm  Joe Flynn.  Sun 21st 11.00am T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll    Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.    Tue 23rd 9.30am

Joe Lynch.  Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm James  & Peg Robinson.    Bill & Criss  Kelly.    Sun 28th 11.00am  Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 21st  NoMass.

  1. I. P. Patrick Martin. Dublin late of Robinstown, Delvin.  Tommy Mc Donnell. Julianstown. brother of Phil Leavy.

  Rockview, Delvin.

Candlemas Offerings: €1,550.     Ren Fund: Weekly €835. Monthly  €450.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Candlemas Offerings, also the Church Renovation Fund.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The  second talk will be given on Saturday 27th at 2pm. The

speaker will be Fr. Columba Mc Cann O. S. B.  The theme will  be “This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to Him.”.

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 25th  topic will be ‘Living Christian Faith as

Young Adults’. It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Radio Maria: Radio Maria is a Catholic Radio Station with headquarters in Dublin. For more information go to

www.radiomaria.ie. You can listen to this station through the website or by downloading a Mobile App ‘Radio Maria

Ireland’. You can also listen on  Saorview TV Channel  210 or through facebook.

Trocaire:  Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

relieve suffering. We are very grateful to the Collectors who delivered a box to each household. Spare boxes in Church.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.    St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 St. Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Lenten Fasting by Pope Francis

       Fast from hurting words and say kind words

                                                            Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude

                                                            Fast from anger and be filled with patience

                                                            Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope

                                                            Fast from worries and have trust in God

                                                            Fast from complaints; contemplate simplicity                                                                                                           Fast from pressures and be prayerful

                                                            Fast from bitterness; fill your hearts with joy          

                                                            Fast from selfishness and be compassionate

                                                            Fast from grudges and be reconciled

                                                            Fast from words; be silent and listen

                                   

     Year B                                      Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                           14th  February, 2021              

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 13th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan.  Sun 14th 11.00am  Pat Smith MM    Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th  ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 19th 9.30am Paddy Downes    Sat 20th 6.30pm  Joe Flynn.  Sun 21st 11.00am T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 14th  NoMass.

  1. I. P. Pat Glynn. Cloughan. father of Kate Clune. Castletown, Delvin. Paddy Melligan. Scurlogstown  Delvin.

Teresa Dowdall. Canada. sister of Phyllis O’ Reilly. late of Clondone,  Delvin.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.

Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkerness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or

in the air. (CCC 2290)

Pioneer Association: Are encouraging parishioners to take Pioneer short-term Pledge for Lent.

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed at

the 9.30am Mass and left in  envelopes in the Church on Wednesday.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The first talk will be given on Saturday 20th at 2pm. The speaker

will be Fr. Luke Mc Namara O. S. B. The theme will  be “ Conversion and New Life”.

Online Talks/Discussions from Knock: Each Thursday during Lent Knock Shrine will stream live a series of

talks/discussion on the Theme of ‘Living the Christian Faith’. On Thursday 18th topic will be ‘Living Christian Faith in the

Family’. It will begin at 8.30pm and can be viewed at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live

Trocaire:  Trocaire Boxes will be delivered during next week.

First Communion and Confirmation: Due to the present restrictions it is not possible to arrange dates for First

Communion or Confirmation at present. When restrictions are relaxed we will discuss suitable dates for these celebrations.

St. Valentines’ Day: This feast is an opportunity for married couples to renew their commitment to each other and to their

children. We will pray a blessing for married couples during Mass today.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.    St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 St. Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Alone: Manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties

relating to Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The

support line is open seven days a week . 8am-8pm by calling 0818 222024.

Year B                                       Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                             7th February, 2021                   

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 6th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.     Alice Donlon.   Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Pat Fox.

Mon 8th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass. Sat 13th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan. Sun 14th 11.00am Pat Smith MM

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 7th  NoMass.

 Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you. You can drop

the envelopes in at the Parochial House, or in the box in the Church.

Killulagh Masses: Mass Intentions that were booked for Killulagh  can be changed to Delvin. You can book them in for a

 weekday or weekend. Please contact the Parochial House and we will do our best to accommodate you. 044-9664127.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Thursday 11th is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: Next Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.

Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkerness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or

in the air. (CCC 2290)

Pioneer Association: Are encouraging parishioners to take Pioneer short-term Pledge for Lent.

Lenten Talks:  The monks of Glenstal Abbey are giving a series of talks during Lent on the gospel of each Sunday. The

talks will be Streamed Live on the Glenstal Abbey website. The first talk will be given on Saturday 20th at 2pm. The speaker

will be Fr. Luke Mc Namara O. S. B. The theme will be “ Conversion and New Life”.

Trocaire: We hope to have Trocaire Boxes for distributing shortly.

First Communion and Confirmation: Due to the present restrictions it is not possible to arrange dates for First

Communion or Confirmation at present. When restrictions are relaxed we will discuss suitable dates for these celebrations.

Report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes: Bishop Deenihan has issued a statement on the publication of

the report. Copies of the statement are available in the Churches. It is also available on the website of the Diocese.

Anybody seeking help in relation to Mother  and Baby Homes can contact Tusla or Barnados.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.    St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 St. Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

Loneliness during Restrictions: We encourager parishioners to look out for those who may be experiencing loneliness or

are needy during the present restrictions (especially those who are elderly or living alone). If you are aware of anybody in

need please speak to the Gardai or the Postman or contact the Parochial House. There are many agencies willing to help

 those who are in need.

Alone: Manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties

relating to Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The

support line is open seven days a week . 8am-8pm by calling 0818 222024.

      Year B                                  Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                              31st  January, 2021             

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 30th 6.30pm William Clancy.  Sun 31st 11.00am  Patrick & Elizabeth Farrelly. Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM

 Mon 1st ( Feast of St. Brigid) 9.30am Mass.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd ( St. Blaise) 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am List of the Dead.   Fri 5th ( First Friday) 9.30am John & Anna Vaughan.  7.30pm Hubert Flanagan. Sat 6th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.     Alice Donlon.   Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Pat Fox.

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 31st  NoMass.

  1. I. P. Bernie Maguire. Castleview, Delvin.  Joan Claffey. Moate. mother of Pat Claffey. Main St, Delvin.

 Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

 try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Feast of St. Brigid: Monday is the Feast of St. Brigid. Anybody wishing to have  St. Brigid’s Crosses  blessed can leave

 them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Monday. They will be blessed during Mass. Please collect your Crosses again

after Mass.

Feast of the Presentation: Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. Anybody wishing to have Candles blessed

for use in the home can leave them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Tuesday. They will be blessed during Mass. 

Please collect your candles after 9.30am Mass.  Today is also World Day For Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise: Wednesday is the Feast of St. Blaise. We are unable to have Blessing of the Throats on that day.

Candlemas Offerings: Sunday 7th is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you. You can drop

the envelopes in at the Parochial House, or in the box in the Church.

Killulagh Masses: Mass Intentions that were booked for Killulagh  can be changed to Delvin. You can book them in for a

 weekday or weekend. Please contact the Parochial House and we will do our best to accommodate you. 044-9664127.

Report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes: Bishop Deenihan has issued a statement on the publication of

the report. Copies of the statement are available in the Churches. It is also available on the website of the Diocese.

Anybody seeking help in relation to Mother  and Baby Homes can contact Tusla or Barnados.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.   St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie.   St.

Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

Loneliness during Restrictions: We encourager parishioners to look out for those who may be experiencing loneliness or

are needy during the present restrictions (especially those who are elderly or living alone). If you are aware of anybody in

need please speak to the Gardai or the Postman or contact the Parochial House. There are many agencies willing to help

 those who are in need.

St. Brigid

St. Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. She was born c. 454. When she was young

 her father wished to make a very suitable marriage for her but she insisted in consecrating her virginity to God. She

received the veil and spiritual formation probably from St. Mel and stayed for a period under his direction in

Ardagh. Others followed her example and this led her to found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of

Bishop Conleth. She died in 524 and her cult is widespread not only throughout Ireland but in several European

lands. The St. Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by  Brigid to explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign of

God’s protection.

      Year B                                   Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                              24th January, 2021             

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 23rd 6.30pm  Pat Carroll.  Sun 24th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey. Mon 25th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Anthony & Brigid Mc Cormack & DFM.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm William Clancy.  Sun 31st 11.00am  Patrick & Elizabeth Farrelly.

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 24th  NoMass.

  1. I. P. Pat Smith. Loughanstown, Delvin.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

 Christian Unity Week: From Mon 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Week of Prayer: The theme

for the week is based on the story of the Vine and the Branches  (John’s Gospel 15:5-9). Abide in my love and you shall bear

 much fruit.

Prayer: Thrice- holy God, we thank you for having created and loved us. We thank you for your presence in us, and in

creation. May we learn to look upon the world as you look upon it, with love. In the hope of this vision, may we be able to

work for a world where justice and peace flourish, for the glory of your name.

Catholic Schools Week:  January 24th -31st. The themes for each day are as follows;

Monday       25th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Faith. 

Tuesday       26th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Learning. 

Wednesday  27th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Love. 

Thursday      28th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Resilience. 

Friday           29th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of  Hope.

Report of the Commission on Mother and Baby Homes: Bishop Deenihan has issued a statement on the publication of

the report. Copies of the statement are available in the Churches. It is also available on the website of the Diocese.

Anybody seeking help in relation to Mother  and Baby Homes can contact Tusla or Barnados.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2021 will take place from 1st Febraary-16th

March, 2021. Applications for Admission can be made directly to one of the 3 schools in the parish.  St. Tola’s N. S. Phone:

 044-9664457, or Email: st.tolas@hotmail.com.   St. Patrick’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664585. Email: stpatsns@yahoo.ie.   St.

Ernan’s N. S. Phone: 044-9664539.  Email: sternansdelvin@gmail.com.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

 

Sunday of the Word of God

Is a means to help people to reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture in our lives as believers,

beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent dialogue with God.

The Holy Spirit and the Scriptures: The Holy Spirit was at work in the whole process of the formation of the Scriptures.

This is why, even though many people across different times and places contributed to the writing, we believe that the

Scriptures are divinely inspired. But the Holy Spirit’s work does not come to an end with the writing of the text. The Holy

Spirit, who dwells in us by virtue of our baptism, is also at work in us as we listen to the text. Therefore, through the Spirit’s

inspiration, the words of Scripture can become a living Word of the Lord to us here and now.

      Year B                                   Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                              17th  January, 2021           

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 16th 6.30pm  Frank Brady. John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Sun 17th 11.00am Laetitia & Joseph Cullen.  Joe & Kitty Bray.

Mon 18th  9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm  Pat Carroll.  Sun 24th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 17th   NoMass.

  1. I. P. Harriet Farrelly. Collinstown. mother of Maeve Murphy. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

 Christian Unity Week: From Mon 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. “ Concern for restoring unity”.

wrote the fathers of the Second Vatican Council, “pertains to the whole Church, faithful and clergy alike. It extends to

everyone according to the ability of each, whether it be exercised in daily living or in theological and historical studies”. The

insistence of the Council that the ecumenical endeavour demands the engagement of all the faithful, and not only of

theologians and church leaders meeting in international dialogues, has been repeatedly emphasised in subsequent Church

documents. The real, though incomplete, communion that already exists between Catholics and other baptised Christians

can and must be deepened at a number of levels simultaneously. Pope Francis has captured this in the phrase, “walking

together, praying together and working together.” By sharing our Christian lives with other Christians, by praying with and

for them, and by giving common witness to our Christian faith through action, we grow into the unity which is the Lord’s

desire for his Church. (from a recent Vatican Document giving guidance for Bishops).

Catholic Schools Week: January 24th -31st. The themes for each day are as follows:

Monday       24th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Faith. 

Tuesday       25th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Learning. 

Wednesday  26th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Love. 

Thursday      27th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of Resilience. 

Friday           28th     Catholic Schools:  Communities of  Hope.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

 

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 24th as the Sunday of the Word of God. He invites us to reflect on the importance of

the Word of God in our lives and in the Liturgy. The following is an extract from the Letter of Pope Francis

establishing the Sunday of the Word of God. “it belongs above all to those called to hear its message and to recognise

themselves in its words. At times, there can be a tendency to monopolise the sacred text by restricting it to certain

circles or to select groups. It cannot be that way. The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it,

move from dispersion and division towards unity. The word of God unites believers and makes them one people. In

this unity born of listening, pastors are primarily responsible for explaining sacred Scripture and helping everyone to

understand it. Since it is the people’s book, those called to be ministers of the word must feel an urgent need to make

it accessible to their community”.

Year B                                             The Baptism of the Lord                                  10th  January, 2021                 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

  Sat 9th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Sun 10th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick   Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm  Frank Brady. John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Sun 17th 11.00am Laetitia & Joseph Cullen.  Joe & Kitty Bray.

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 10th   NoMass.

  1. I. P. Kieran Carroll. The Downs, Mullingar. ( formerly Crowenstown) brother of Frank, Michael & Rose. Delvin.

 Hubert Flanagan. Longford. brother of Carmel Gaffney. Delvin.

Webcam: All Masses  will be streamed via the webcam. To access  the webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you find  a  photograph of the Church of the

 Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

 Bible Alive : January Issue on Sale.

 Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

 Christian Unity Week: From Mon 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. “ Concern for restoring unity”.

wrote the fathers of the Second Vatican Council, “pertains to the whole Church, faithful and clergy alike. It extends to

everyone according to the ability of each, whether it be exercised in daily living or in theological and historical studies”. The

insistence of the Council that the ecumenical endeavour demands the engagement of all the faithful, and not only of

theologians and church leaders meeting in international dialogues, has been repeatedly emphasised in subsequent Church

documents. The real, though incomplete, communion that already exists between Catholics and other baptised Christians

can and must be deepened at a number of levels simultaneously. Pope Francis has captured this in the phrase, “walking

together, praying together and working together.” By sharing our Christian lives with other Christians, by praying with and

for them, and by giving common witness to our Christian faith through action, we grow into the unity which is the Lord’s

desire for his Church. (from a recent Vatican Document giving guidance for Bishops).

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

 

The Baptism of Jesus and Ours

Jesus’s  baptism  is the pattern also of ours. In baptism we go down with Christ into the waters of death, and our sins

are drowned in those waters. And because we have gone down with Christ, we also come up from the waters together

with him and hear---mighty and majestic---the Father’s voice directed to us as well. It pronounces a new name for

each of us, in the depths of each of our hearts. “Beloved! In whom I am well pleased”. We hear this name as ours not

 because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his relationship to

his Father with us.

                                                       Homiletic Directory, no 137.

 

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 24th as the Sunday of the Word of God. He invites us to reflect on the importance of

the Word of God in our lives and in the Liturgy. The following is an extract from the Letter of Pope Francis

establishing the Sunday of the Word of God. “it belongs above all to those called to hear its message and to recognise

themselves in its words. At times, there can be a tendency to monopolise the sacred text by restricting it to certain

circles or to select groups. It cannot be that way. The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it,

move from dispersion and division towards unity. The word of God unites believers and makes them one people. In

this unity born of listening, pastors are primarily responsible for explaining sacred Scripture and helping everyone to

understand it. Since it is the people’s book, those called to be ministers of the word must feel an urgent need to make

it accessible to their community”.

Year B                                           Second Sunday after Christmas                            3rd January, 2021                 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune. Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 7.30pm Cailin Lynch. William & Kathleen Lynch.  Wed 6th 11.00am John & Ellen Ivory, son Loman & Ellen Devery.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 9th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Sun 10th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 3rd    NoMass.

Offertory  €1500.  Christmas Offerings: €5,525. 

Webcam: All Masses will be streamed via the webcam. To access the webcam   google www.churchmedia.tv. On the

 homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down until you  find a photograph of the Church of the

Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

Bible Alive : January Issue on Sale.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Christmas Offerings: Thanks again to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Feast of the Epiphany: The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated on Wednesday 6th  January. It is a Holyday.

Christian Unity Week: From Mon 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the many

divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with Christians all

 over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great

feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men(magi) from the East, together with his Baptism

in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan

religions, the Gospel sees the first -fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the

Incarnation.

 

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday January 24th as the Sunday of the Word of God. He invites us to reflect on the

 importance of the Word of God in our lives and in the Liturgy. The following is an extract from the Letter of Pope

Francis establishing the Sunday of the Word of God.  “It belongs above all to those called to hear its message and to

recognise themselves in its words. At times, there can be a tendency to monopolise the sacred text by restricting it to

certain circles or to select groups. It cannot be that way. The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening

to it, move from dispersion and division towards unity. The word of God unites believers and makes them one

people. In this unity born of listening, pastors are primarily responsible for explaining sacred Scripture and helping

everyone to understand it. Since it is the people’s  book, those called to be ministers of the word must feel an urgent

need to make it accessible to their community”.

 

Important Dates for 2021.

17th February, Ash Wednesday                     1st August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

4th April, Easter Sunday                                 2nd  August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

Sun 23rd May, Pentecost Sunday.                   14th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Wed 6th January                        All Saints, Monday 1st November

St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday 17th March.               Immaculate Conception, Wed 8th December

Feast of the Assumption, Sunday 15th August.                      Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December.

 

      Year B                            The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph                  27th   December,   2020.      

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

  Sat 26th 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Sun 27th 11.00am Bill Anderson. Parents, brothers and sisters.  Mon 28th 10.00am  DFM Kearney family.  Tue 29th 10.00am Thomas & Bridget Brennan.  Wed 30th 10.00am Larry Murtagh & DFM   Thurs 31st 10.00am Cathy Sullivan & Bridie Carolan. Fri 1st Jan 12noon Mass ( World Day of Peace)  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.

All Masses will be Stream Live.

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.   Sun 27th   NoMass.

Offertory  €600.  Christmas Offerings: €2,400. 

Webcam: The Webcam was installed during the week. To access Mass via the Webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down to the bottom row(29th) and you will find a

photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

Bible Alive : January Issue on Sale.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. James Patrick Monahan.  Hollie Bernadette O’ Farrell.

Christmas Message: Bishop Deenihan has written a Christmas message to the people of the Diocese. Copies of his message

are available in both Churches.

Christmas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

World Day of Peace: Jan 1st is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Feast of the Epiphany: The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated on Wednesday 6th  January. It is a Holyday.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

New Year Greetings: We wish all our Parishioners every blessing and success for 2021. Thanks to everybody for

 their generosity and support in the past year.

Feast of Mary, Mother of God. ( January 1st )

At the message of an angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave life to

the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer.

Christmas Message—Pope Francis.

I would like to bring to everyone the message that the Church proclaims on this feast with the words of the prophet

 Isaiah: “ To us a child is born, to us a son is given” ( Is 9:6) A child is born. A birth is always a source of hope; it is

life that blossoms, a promise of the future. Moreover, this Child, Jesus, was born “to us”; an  “us” without any

borders, privileges or exclusions. The Child born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem was born for everyone; he is the

“son” that God has given to the entire human family. Thanks to this Child, all of us can speak to God and call him

“Father”. Jesus is the only-begotten Son; no one but he knows the Father. Yet he came into the world for this very

 reason; to show us the face of the Father. Thanks to this Child, we can all call one another brothers and sisters, for

so we truly are. We come from every continent, from every language and culture, with our own identities and

differences, yet we are all brothers and sisters.

Important Dates for 2021.

17th February, Ash Wednesday                     1st August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

4th April, Easter Sunday                                 2nd  August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

Sun 23rd May, Pentecost Sunday.                   14th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Wed 6th January                        All Saints, Monday 1st November

St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday 17th March.               Immaculate Conception, Wed 8th December

Feast of the Assumption, Sunday 15th August.                      Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December.

Year B                                            Fourth Sunday of Advent                             20th   December,   2020.               

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

  Sat 19th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 20th 11.00am Joe Gaffney.  Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mary Bernadette Clancy.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thursday ( Christmas Eve). 4pm. & 6.30pm  Fri

( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Sun 27th 11.00am Bill Anderson. Parents, brothers and sisters.

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 20th 9.30am Anna & Paddy Cassidy. Fri ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.

Sun 27th 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy.

Offertory  €410.  Ren Fund: Weekly €445.  Monthly  €405. 

Webcam: The Webcam was installed during the week. To access Mass via the Webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down to the bottom row(29th) and you will find a

photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Christmas Message: Bishop Deenihan has written a Christmas message to the people of the Diocese. Copies of his message

are available in both Churches.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Confessions: Will be available in Delvin on Sunday next, Dec 20th from 7-8pm. A perspex screen will be used and the area

will be sanitised after each confession. Those coming to confession must wear a mask. A visiting priest will assist with

confessions. Confessions will be available in Clonmellon on Mon Dec 21st from 7-8pm. Similar arrangements will be place.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

St. Vincent de Paul: A very big thank you to everyone for the wonderful response to the St. Vincent de Paul Annual appeal,

the drive through collection amounted to €2,200 which is being distributed to local people to help alleviate the financial

pressures associated with this time of year. We extend our thanks to the local shops and businesses for their help. We wish

 you all a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Christmas Masses:

Delvin : Christmas Eve—4pm and 6.30pm.

               Christmas Day---11am.

Tickets for Masses: Tickets will be available for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Sat 26th, Sun 27th in Fatima on Mon next

 21st from 7pm-8pm. Remaining tickets  will be available at the Parochial House on Wed from 10am-12noon. If tickets are

 not available it is possible to follow Masses online. Loudspeaker will be in use  for 4pm Mass on Christmas Eve and 11am

 on Christmas Day. It is also permissable to fulfill the obligation to attend Mass by attending on one of the weekdays leading

up to Christmas.

Killulagh: Christmas Day at 9.30am. You are asked to remain in your car in the carpark and follow Mass on the

Loudspeaker.

Christmas Greetings

We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We welcome all

who have come home to be with their families. We think of all who cannot travel this Christmas, or who have to

work during the Christmas.

Year B                                             Third Sunday of Advent                              13th  December,   2020.                

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 12th 6.30pm Bernadette Kelly.  Sun 13th 11.00am  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Tetresa Mc Cormack.  Mon 14th 9.30am   William & Michael Gilroy.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Anthony Haran   Sat 19th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 20th 11.00am Joe Gaffney.  Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.

Mass will be Live Streamed.  

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 13th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 20th 9.30am Anna & Paddy Cassidy

Offertory  €685.  8th December €120.  Ren Fund: Weekly €910.  Monthly  €590.  Annual  €350.

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Webcam: The Webcam was installed during the week. To access Mass via the Webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down to the bottom row(29th) and you will find a

photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

St. Elizabeth Convent Belarus: Sisters from the Convent are unable to participate in annual Christmas markets due to travel

restrictions, instead they are launching the very first Online Christmas market this year. Through purchasing beautiful

 Christmas gifts each one of us will be able to serve the poor, sick, homeless and lonely people.  The Online Christmas

 Market offers a range of unique handmade items that will make memorable Christmas gifts, including traditional hand

painted Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and souvenirs, Nativity scenes and sets, Christmas themed ceramics and glass

 products and much more. Further info at https:.//catalog.obitel-minsk.com/Christmas-market

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as follows:

Christmas Eve—4pm and 6.30pm.

Christmas Day---Killulagh 9.30am.  Delvin 11am

Masses from Delvin will be streamed live and outside speaker will be used for 11am Mass.

Prayer of Petition---Pope Francis

If one feels bad because he has done bad things-he is a sinner-when he prays the “Our Father” he is already

 approaching the Lord. At times we can believe we do not need anything, that we are enough for ourselves, and we

live in total self-sufficiency. This happens at times! But sooner or later this illusion vanishes. The human being is an

invocation, that at times becomes a cry, often withheld. The soul resembles a dry, parched land, as the Psalm says

(see Psalm 63:2). We all experience, at some time or another in our existence, the time of melancholy, of solitude. The

Bible is not ashamed of showing our human condition, marked by disease, injustice, the betrayals of friends, or the

threat of enemies. At times it seems that everything collapses, that the life lived so far has been in vain. And in these

situations, when it seems that everything is falling apart, there is only one way out: the cry, the prayer “Lord, help

me”. Prayer can open up a sliver of light in the densest darkness. “Lord , help me”. This opens: it opens up the road,

 it opens up the path.

Year B                                               Second Sunday of Advent                          6th December,   2020.                   

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 5th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 6th 11.00am Noel Lynch.  Mon 7th 9.30am Billy Moran.  Tue 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.. Thurs 10th 9.30am Noel Flanagan.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30pm Bernadette Kelly.  Sun 13th 11.00am  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Pearse Mc Cormack. 

Mass will be Live Streamed.  

 

Killulagh Masses: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 6th  9.30am Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.  Sun 13th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Webcam: The Webcam was installed during the week. To access Mass via the Webcam  google www.churchmedia.tv. On

the homepage there are rows of photographs of Churches. Scroll down to the bottom row(29th) and you will find a

photograph of the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. Click on it and you’re in. You can also access it through facebook.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Max Poynton. Mason Francis Quinn.  Charlie Enda Moran. 

Oisin Patrick Farrelly.  Donnacha Thomas Groome.  Michael Padraic Burns.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath. He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his

 return he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of

the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland. His Feast Day

is next Saturday 12th December.

St. Elizabeth Convent Belarus: Sisters from the Convent are unable to participate in annual Christmas markets due to travel

restrictions, instead they are launching the very first Online Christmas market this year. Through purchasing beautiful

 Christmas gifts each one of us will be able to serve the poor, sick, homeless and lonely people.  The Online Christmas

 Market offers a range of unique handmade items that will make memorable Christmas gifts, including traditional hand

painted Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and souvenirs, Nativity scenes and sets, Christmas themed ceramics and glass

 products and much more. Further info at https:.//catalog.obitel-minsk.com/Christmas-market

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need in

 your community with basics like food, fuel and school. Your Donation: (1) Helps provide food for a family who are

 struggling. (2) Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter. (3) Helps a young family with education costs like books and

uniforms.  Donating in Person: (1) You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin. (2) Pass on to one of the

 local members that may be known to you. (3) You will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 12th Dec: We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 12th December

between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and

masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors.

Donating Online. Alternatively you can donate on line www.svp.ie. Make a one off or monthly donation and be sure to

select North East area so your money goes to our Region. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

 

      Year B                                                First Sunday of Advent                           29th  November,   2020.            

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 28th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 29th 11.00am  Eugene & Carmel Doherty.  Mon 30th 9.30am Mass. Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am  David Anderson.  Fri 4th ( First Friday)

9.30am  List of the Dead.  7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney & DFM.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 6th 11.00am Noel Lynch.

Mass will be Live Streamed.  

Killulagh: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 29th No 9.30am Mass.

Renovation Fund: Weekly €505. Monthly €215.  Annual €350.

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on sale. Cist €2.

Webcam: We have reached out target to purchase a new webcam, and we have placed an order for one. We hope it will be

installed during the coming week. Our sincere thanks to everybody who has made a donation for the webcam. We hope it

will be easier to link into Mass when the webcam is installed. It is planned that there will be a link on the Parish website. By

 checking on the link it will be possible to connect to Mass directly.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

St. Elizabeth Convent Belarus: Sisters from the Convent are unable to participate in annual Christmas markets due to travel

restrictions, instead they are launching the very first Online Christmas market this year. Through purchasing beautiful

 Christmas gifts each one of us will be able to serve the poor, sick, homeless and lonely people.  The Online Christmas

 Market offers a range of unique handmade items that will make memorable Christmas gifts, including traditional hand

painted Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and souvenirs, Nativity scenes and sets, Christmas themed ceramics and glass

 products and much more. Further info at https:.//catalog.obitel-minsk.com/Christmas-market

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need in

 your community with basics like food, fuel and school. Your Donation: (1) Helps provide food for a family who are

 struggling. (2) Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter. (3) Helps a young family with education costs like books and

uniforms.  Donating in Person: (1) You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin. (2) Pass on to one of the

 local members that may be known to you. (3) You will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 12th Dec: We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 12th December

between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and

masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors.

Donating Online. Alternatively you can donate on line www.svp.ie. Make a one off or monthly donation and be sure to

select North East area so your money goes to our Region. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

The Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fonds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

 Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressing lighting of its four candles.

 Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

 prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light illuminating the long night prior to the rising of the Sun

of justice.

      Year A                                               Feast of Christ the King                            22nd  November,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 21st 6.30pm James, Mgt , Jimmy & Michael Anderson.   Sun 22nd 11.00am  Karl Quinn. Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass. 

Tue 24th 9.30am Chris & Jenny Downes & DFM.  Wed 25th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 27th 7.30pm Mass. Sat 28th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 29th 11.00am  Eugene & Carmel Doherty.

Mass will be Live Streamed. See details below.

Killulagh: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 22nd  No 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. John Mc Dermott. Mullingar. brother of Dolores Moran. Martinstown, Delvin. Pat Clyne. Clonmellon. father of

Patricia Smyth. Ballyowen, Delvin.

 Webcam: We have reached out target to purchase a new webcam, and we have placed an order for one. We hope it will be

installed during the coming week. Our sincere thanks to everybody who has made a donation for the webcam. We hope it

will be easier to link into Mass when the webcam is installed. It is planned that there will be a link on the Parish website. By

 checking on the link it will be possible to connect to Mass directly.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can  be gained by those who visit the Church and pray the “Our Father” and the

 “Creed” or who visit a Cemetery  and pray for the Dead once a day for the Month of November.

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Christ did not seek earthly domination in

 his kingship but the liberation of the weak and the oppressed. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King.

 To mark the Feast we will have Reflections and Benediction at 4pm. It will be Live Sreamed.

Service for the Dead: This year it will not be possible to have the usual Service for the Dead. Instead we will offer Mass

on Friday evening at 7.30pm for all who have died. After the gospel we will read out the names of all who have died during

 the year and light a candle in their memory. Mass will be streamed Live so that everybody can join in.

Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

St. Elizabeth Convent Belarus: Sisters from the Convent are unable to participate in annual Christmas markets due to travel

restrictions, instead they are launching the very first Online Christmas market this year. Through purchasing beautiful

 Christmas gifts each one of us will be able to serve the poor, sick, homeless and lonely people.  The Online Christmas

 Market offers a range of unique handmade items that will make memorable Christmas gifts, including traditional hand

painted Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and souvenirs, Nativity scenes and sets, Christmas themed ceramics and glass

 products and much more. Further info at https:.//catalog.obitel-minsk.com/Christmas-market

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need in

 your community with basics like food, fuel and school. Your Donation: (1) Helps provide food for a family who are

 struggling. (2) Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter. (3) Helps a young family with education costs like books and

uniforms.  Donating in Person: (1) You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin. (2) Pass on to one of the

 local members that may be known to you. (3) You will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 12th Dec: We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 12th December

between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and

masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors.

Donating Online. Alternatively you can donate on line www.svp.ie. Make a one off or monthly donation and be sure to

select North East area so your money goes to our Region. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

Year A                                Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   15th  November,   2020.              

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 14th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 15th 11.00am  John & Alice Gillick & DFM.  Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.

Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th 9.30am Joseph Gray. Annie Kate & Joe Gray.  Sat 21st 6.30pm James, Mgt , Jimmy & Michael Anderson.   Sun 22nd11.00am

Karl Quinn.

Mass will be Live Streamed. See details below.

Killulagh: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 15th No 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Kitty Moore. (nee Bray) Clondalkin. late of Delvin. aunt of Marcella Kelly. Eamonn & Jim Bray.

  November Offerings: €955.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €110.  Monthly €175.  Annual  €1,100.

 Streaming of Masses: Thanks for the comments from those who been able to receive Masses from the Church via

 Facebook. We apologise for occasional problems with the technology. We realise that the quality of the picture and

 sound could be improved. We could install more professional cameras and sound equipment but it would be expensive. A

new system would cost €2,500 (approx). Due to the drop in income for the parish it would not be possible to purchase the

equipment from parish funds. If anybody would be willing to make a donation towards sponsoring  new equipment we

would be very grateful. The new system would also make it easier for those who don’t have a Facebook account to receive

Mass. If you would like to make a donation towards the project please contact the Parochial House. In the meantime we will

continue to stream Masses using the present system.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can  be gained by those who visit the Church and pray the “Our Father” and the

 “Creed” or who visit a Cemetery  and pray for the Dead once a day for the Month of November.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads this Sunday at

 our Masses.

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Christ did not seek earthly domination in

 his kingship but the liberation of the weak and the oppressed. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King.

To mark the Feast we will have Reflections and Benediction at 4pm. It will be Live Sreamed.

 Vocations Notice: We have a new Facebook Page; DioceseOfMeathVocations and a new Istagram Account;

dioceseofmeathvocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie   Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923.

Loneliness during Restrictions: We encourage parishioners to look out for those who may be experiencing loneliness or

 are needy during the present restrictions(especially those who are elderly or living alone). If you are aware of anybody in

 need please speak to the Gardai or the Postman or contact the Parochial House. There are many agencies willing to help

 those who are in need.

Community Employment Vacancy: We have a vacancy for Groundsperson in Delvin Church.  If you are unemployed for 1

 Year or more and are interested in a career change and receiving Certified Training Skills, please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or Email: Eileen@stscire.ie

St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need in

 your community with basics like food, fuel and school. Your Donation: (1) Helps provide food for a family who are

 struggling. (2) Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter. (3) Helps a young family with education costs like books and

uniforms.  Donating in Person: (1) You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin. (2) Pass on to one of the

 local members that may be known to you. (3) You will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 12th Dec: We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 12th December

between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and

masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors.

Donating Online. Alternatively you can donate on line www.svp.ie. Make a one off or monthly donation and be sure to

select North East area so your money goes to our Region. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

      Year A                                Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                     8th  November,   2020.    

Church of the ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 7th 6.30pm Aidan Farrelly.  Sun 8th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.  Mon 9th 9.30am Gretta Mc Donnell.  Gerard Murray.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th 9.30am Sheila Aughey.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 14th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 15th 11.00am  John & Alice Gillick & DFM.

Mass will be Live Streamed. See details below.

Killulagh: 

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 8th  No  9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Dominic Murray, a native of Mooretown, Delvin.  who died in Drumcar, Co. Louth.

  November Offerings: €2,745.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €1,095.  Monthly €340.  Annual  €3,560.

 Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available in both Churches.

 Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!.  Contact Laura O’ Neill. at 086-3642363.

 Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Max Poynton.  Charlie Enda Moran.  Oisin Patrick Farrelly.

  Donnacha Thomas Groome.

 Booking of Masses: Masses that have been booked for deceased family members will be celebrated while restrictions are in

 force. We hope to be able to stream these Masses Live.

 Streaming of Masses: Thanks for the comments from those who been able to receive Masses from the Church via

 Facebook. We apologise for occasional problems with the technology. We realise that the quality of the picture and

 sound could be improved. We could install more professional cameras and sound equipment but it would be expensive. A

new system would cost €2,500 (approx). Due to the drop in income for the parish it would not be possible to purchase the

equipment from parish funds. If anybody would be willing to make a donation towards sponsoring  new equipment we

would be very grateful. The new system would also make it easier for those who don’t have a Facebook account to receive

Mass. If you would like to make a donation towards the project please contact the Parochial House. In the meantime we will

continue to stream Masses using the present system.

List of the Dead: Thanks to all who returned the List of the Dead Envelopes. Mass was offered on Monday last and  also on

Friday which was the First Friday.

November Offerings: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the November Offerings, and the Church Renovation Fund.

Gospel Discussion: Our weekly sessions that began in April continue via Zoom every Tuesday night. (8-9pm). The sessions

 are very enjoyable and of course we learn something new every week. New members are very welcome. Why not give it a

try? Just send your email address to the Parochial House (info@delvinparish.ie) and we will invite you to join

Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can  be gained by those who visit the Church and pray the “Our Father” and the

 “Creed” or who visit a Cemetery  and pray for the Dead once a day for the Month of November.

 Vocations Notice: We have a new Facebook Page; DioceseOfMeathVocations and a new Istagram Account;

dioceseofmeathvocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie   Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Mrs Farrington, Main St, who celebrated her 100th birthday during the week. We wish

her many blessings.

Loneliness during Restrictions: We encourage parishioners to look out for those who may be experiencing loneliness or

 are needy during the present restrictions(especially those who are elderly or living alone). If you are aware of anybody in

 need please speak to the Gardai or the Postman or contact the Parochial House. There are many agencies willing to help

 those who are in need.

The National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration: Invites you to join them on the 4 Fridays in November for Adoration,

Prayer and Fasting. See  EWTN or navanparish.ie/livestream for streamed Adoration..

Intentions:

  • Renewal of the Catholic Faith in Ireland
  • Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • The Suppression/ending of the Pandemic and for all who are affected by it.
  • The Holy Souls

Preparation for Advent and for the Birth of Jesus

Year A      

      Year A                                                        Feast of All Saints                                      1st November,   2020.    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 31st 6.30pm  Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora Carroll.   Sun 1st (Feast of All Saints)  11.00am  Annabel Loughlin.

Seamus Gaffney & DFM.  Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass for the New List of the Dead.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Eileen & Jack Callinan.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sat 7th 6.30pm Kevin & Bridgie Murphy.  Sun 8th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.

Mass will be Live Streamed. See details below.

Killulagh:

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 1st  No  9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Phil Cully. (nee Branagan) Kildalkey. formerly Ballinvalley, Delvin.   Matt Poynton. Tyrrellspass. brother of

  Anthony Poynton. Bracklyn, Delvin.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available in both Churches.

Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!.  Contact Laura O’ Neill. at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: Masses that have been booked for deceased family members will be celebrated while restrictions are in

 force. We hope to be able to stream these Masses Live.

Streaming of Masses: Thanks for the comments from those who been able to receive Masses from the Church via

Facebook. We apologise for occasional problems with the technology. We realise that the quality of the picture and

 sound could be improved. We could install more professional cameras and sound equipment but it would be expensive. A

new system would cost €2,500 (approx). Due to the drop in income for the parish it would not be possible to purchase the

equipment from parish funds. If anybody would be willing to make a donation towards sponsoring  new equipment we

would be very grateful. The new system would also make it easier for those who don’t have a Facebook account to receive

Mass. If you would like to make a donation towards the project please contact the Parochial House. In the meantime we will

continue to stream Masses using the present system.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New List of the Dead

will be celebrated on Mon 2nd November at 9.30am in Delvin Church.

November Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

 Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd .( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

 Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

 Vocations Notice: We have a new Facebook Page; DioceseOfMeathVocations and a new Istagram Account;

dioceseofmeathvocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie   Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923.

The National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration: Invites you to join them on the 4 Fridays in November for Adoration,

Prayer and Fasting. See  EWTN or navanparish.ie/livestream for streamed Adoration..

Intentions:

  • Renewal of the Catholic Faith in Ireland
  • Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • The Suppression/ending of the Pandemic and for all who are affected by it.
  • The Holy Souls
  • Preparation for Advent and for the Birth of Jesus

Online Donations: There is now a live online donation facility via the Diocese of Meath website (www.dioceseofmeath.ie)

which will allow individuals to donate either directly to the Parish of their choice or to one of the central Diocesan Funds.

There are two easy to use electronic ‘Donate Buttons’ on the front page of the website. The first button is called ‘Parish

Collections’. This button allows you to donate to any of our 69 Parishes towards the Weekly Collection or the Clergy

Collection. This money is credited to the central Diocesan bank account and at the end of each month any monies collected

will be directly transferred to the relevant local parish bank account by the Diocesan finance staff. The second button is

called ‘Diocesan Collections’. This allows a donor to donate directly to the central Diocesan fund, the fund for Sick and

Retired Priests or the fund for the Education of Students for Priesthood.

                                      Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    25th  October,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 24th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.   Andrew Geoghegan & DFM Perrick family .  Sun 25th 11.00am  Maggie & Dermot Kenny.  Mon 26th 9.30am  Paddy, Ned & Tom Kelly.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 30th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 31st 6.30pm  Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora Carroll.   Sun 1st (Feast of All Saints)  11.00am  Annabel Loughlin.

Masses will be Live Streamed. See details below.

Killulagh:

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 25th  No  9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Joe Daly. Mulliganstown, Delvin.

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!.  Contact Laura O’ Neill. at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: Masses that have been booked for deceased family members will be celebrated while restrictions are in

 force. We hope to be able to stream these Masses Live.

Streaming of Masses: We can now stream Masses live  from Delvin Church. We hope to stream the following Masses until

 further notice. Saturday (6.30pm) Sunday (11.00am) Monday – Friday (9.30am ). How to Get Connected.  Open

 facebook on your computer. Type in Delvin Parish Live, press enter and wait until transmission begins. If you would like to

 get the information by email please send your email address to the Parochial House.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the Month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New List of the Dead

will be celebrated on Mon 2nd November.

November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you. You may drop

 them in at the Parochial House.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

 Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd .( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

 Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

 Vocations Notice: We have a new Facebook Page; DioceseOfMeathVocations and a new Istagram Account;

dioceseofmeathvocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie   Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923.

Online Donations: There is now a live online donation facility via the Diocese of Meath website (www.dioceseofmeath.ie)

which will allow individuals to donate either directly to the Parish of their choice or to one of the central Diocesan Funds.

There are two easy to use electronic ‘Donate Buttons’ on the front page of the website. The first button is called ‘Parish

Collections’. This button allows you to donate to any of our 69 Parishes towards the Weekly Collection or the Clergy

Collection. This money is credited to the central Diocesan bank account and at the end of each month any monies collected

will be directly transferred to the relevant local parish bank account by the Diocesan finance staff. The second button is

called ‘Diocesan Collections’. This allows a donor to donate directly to the central Diocesan fund, the fund for Sick and

Retired Priests or the fund for the Education of Students for Priesthood.

Pope Francis’s General Audience. 21/10/2020

In the Psalms, personal and communal prayer merge, and praise of God is joined to concern for others, especially

 the poor and those in need. Even the Psalms that seem most personal and private were prayed in the liturgy of the

Temple and in the synagogues, and then in the assemblies of the earliest Christian community. They remind us that

prayer must embrace every aspect of our lives in this world. Sometimes, prayer begins in our churches but then leads

us to serve others in the streets of our cities. At other times prayer originates in the midst of our daily work, and then

finds its completion in the Church’s liturgy. May we learn to pray the Psalms more consciously, letting their voice

become our own, as we seek to grow in love for God, trust in the fulfilment of its saving plan, and charity towards

all our brothers and sisters.

Year A                                                         Mission Sunday                                     18th  October,   2020.                

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 17th 6.30pm Mossie, James, Eliz, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael.   Sun 18th 11.00am.Ruth Lynch Barry & Cailin Lynch   Mon 19th 9.30am Mass .  Tue 20th 9.30am Lawrence, Therese, Maria & Anita Leavy & DFM   Wed 21st 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes & son Paddy  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass .  Fri 23rd 9.30am  Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.   Andrew Geoghegan & DFM Perrick family .  Sun 25th 11.00am  Maggie & Dermot Kenny.  

Killulagh:

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 18th No 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Pauline Hyland. Killallon. mother of Margaret Renehan. Balrath, Delvin. Patricia Sheridan. Clonmellon. sister of

 John Sheridan. Lisclougher, Delvin. Mollie Kelly (nee Goff) native of Clonarney, who died in England.

Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!.  Contact Laura O’ Neill. at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: Masses that have been booked for deceased family members will be celebrated while restrictions are in

 force. We hope to be able to stream these Masses Live.

Streaming of Masses: The system we had planned to use for streaming Masses has not been successful. We are

investigating an alternative system. As soon as the new system is working successfully we will put a notice on the Parish

website, with information about how to connect. If you would like to get the information by email please send your email

address to the Parochial House.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the Month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

 Vocations Notice: We have a new Facebook Page; DioceseOfMeathVocations and a new Istagram Account;

dioceseofmeathvocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie   Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923.

Online Donations: There is now a live online donation facility via the Diocese of Meath website (www.dioceseofmeath.ie)

which will allow individuals to donate either directly to the Parish of their choice or to one of the central Diocesan Funds.

There are two easy to use electronic ‘Donate Buttons’ on the front page of the website. The first button is called ‘Parish

Collections’. This button allows you to donate to any of our 69 Parishes towards the Weekly Collection or the Clergy

Collection. This money is credited to the central Diocesan bank account and at the end of each month any monies collected

will be directly transferred to the relevant local parish bank account by the Diocesan finance staff. The second button is

called ‘Diocesan Collections’. This allows a donor to donate directly to the central Diocesan fund, the fund for Sick and

Retired Priests or the fund for the Education of Students for Priesthood.

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people

 who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of Covid -19. Professional staff are available to answer

 queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week.  0818 222 024     

Zoom Event:” Our Lived Experience of Mission”  World Missions Ireland -45minute zoom event on Tue 20th Oct at 8pm

via Zoom video to listen to returned religious and lay missionaries as they share their lived experience of mission. To register

email jim@wmi.ie to get your zoom link for this event which has been organized by the Meath Diocesan Mission Team.                                                        Mission Sunday

Mission is a free and conscious response to God’s call. Yet we discern this call only when we have a personal

relationship of love with Jesus present in his Church. Let us ask ourselves; are we prepared to welcome the presence

of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen to the call to mission, whether in our life as married couples or as consecrated

persons or those called to the ordained ministry, and in all the everyday events of life? Are we willing to be sent forth

 at any time or place to witness to our faith in God the merciful Father, to proclaim the Gospel of salvation in Jesus

 Christ, to share the divine life of the Holy Spirit by building up the Church? Are we, like Mary, the Mother of Jesus,

ready to be completely at the service of God’s will (cf,Lk 1:38). This interior openness is essential if we are to say to

God; “Here am I, Lord, send me” (cf, Is 6:8). And this, not in the abstract, but in this chapter of the life of the

Church and of history.

                                           Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For World Mission Day, 2020.

      Year A                                 Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time                  11th  October,   2020.           

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 10th 6.30pm Mass ( Live Stream). . Sun 11th 11.00am Mass  ( Live Stream).  Mon 12th 9.30am Mass ( Live Stream).   Tue 13th 9.30am Mass ( Live Stream).  Wed 14th 9.30am Mass ( Live Stream).  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass. ( Live Stream).  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass ( Live Stream).  Sat 17th 6.30pm Mass ( Live Stream).  Sun 18th 11.00am Mass ( Live Stream).

Killulagh:

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 11th  No  9.30am Mass.

  Offertory Collection:€500.   Ren Fund: Weekly €245. Monthly €135.  Annual €800.

 Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!. We hope the return to school has gone well. Contact Laura O’ Neill.at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: Masses that have been booked for deceased family members will be celebrated while restrictions are in

 force. These Masses will be streamed live.

Streaming of Masses: We now have the facility to stream Masses online from  Delvin Parish. The equipment we are using

 is very basic but can be improved when funds become available. We hope to stream the following Masses Saturday Vigil

 (6.30pm) Sunday (11am). Mon – Fri (9.30am) and other ceremonies from time to time. The following is the link to access

the service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLr7tu4Tlw  (or google Delvin Parish Live Stream).  It  may be easier to

use the link if you receive it by email. If you would like to receive the link by email please  send your email address to the

 Parochial House . We would be grateful for feedback about the quality of the reception of the service.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the Month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

 Vocations Notice: God sends his Son, Jesus, into the fields of this world. Jesus wants sons to go forward now as priests into

 the fields today. In hospitals, schools, colleges and parishes, Christ the Priest needs new priests to act in his name. Do you

feel called to be with Him and to bring Him to others?  If you do please contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director

044-9373923.

Online Donations: There is now a live online donation facility via the Diocese of Meath website (www.dioceseofmeath.ie)

which will allow individuals to donate either directly to the Parish of their choice or to one of the central Diocesan Funds.

There are two easy to use electronic ‘Donate Buttons’ on the front page of the website. The first button is called ‘Parish

Collections’. This button allows you to donate to any of our 69 Parishes towards the Weekly Collection or the Clergy

Collection. This money is credited to the central Diocesan bank account and at the end of each month any monies collected

will be directly transferred to the relevant local parish bank account by the Diocesan finance staff. The second button is

called ‘Diocesan Collections’. This allows a donor to donate directly to the central Diocesan fund, the fund for Sick and

Retired Priests or the fund for the Education of Students for Priesthood.

Covid-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people

 who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of Covid -19. Professional staff are available to answer

 queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week. 8am-8pm, by calling

 0818 222 024                                                               Mission Sunday

In this year marked by the suffering and challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the missionary journey of the whole Church continues in light of the words found in the account of the calling of the prophet Isaiah: “Here am I, send me” (6:8). This is the ever new response to the Lord’s question: “Whom shall I send”?(ibid). This invitation from God’s merciful heart challenges both the Church and humanity as a whole in the current world crisis. “Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm. We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other. On this boat…are all of us. Just like those disciples, who spoke anxiously with one voice, saying ‘We are perishing’(v.38), so we too have realized that we cannot go on thinking of ourselves, but only together can we do this”

                                                 Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For World Mission Day, 2020.

      Year A                                 Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                  4th October,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 4th 11.00am  O’ Connor & Murphy Family. Mon 5th 9.30am Paddy & Bridie Brennan.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Willie, Bridgie & Mary Devine.  DFM Hogg Family.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan. Sun 11th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.

George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith & DFM.  Josephine Murtagh.

Killulagh:

No Masses during the Week.  Sun 4th 9.30am Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM. Sun 11th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Elizabeth Murray. Robinstown, Mullingar. formerly Crowenstown. sister of Chrissie Flynn. Castleview, Delvin.

  Offertory Collection:€535.   Ren Fund: Weekly €250. Monthly €195.  Annual €540.

  Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!. We hope the return to school has gone well. Contact Laura O’ Neill.at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the months of October, November and December.  If you would like to

 book a Mass. Please contact the Parochial House.

Day for Life: This Sunday October 4th we celebrate “Day for Life”. There were 6,666 abortions in the Republic of Ireland in

2019 and over two hundred thousand in Great Britian, including significant numbers from the island of Ireland. We, the

 Catholic Church, have a message of hope and a story of love: together, we can promote a culture of life. We grieve the loss

of life due to abortion. We seek a change of minds and hearts about the innate dignity of the child in the womb and the care

of pregnant women. Pope Francis writes, The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with

acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life…For God allows parents to

choose the name by which He himself will call their child for all eternity ( Amoris Laetita—The Joy of Love, 166). (For

more resources see the website of the Irish Catholics Bishops’ Conference).

Streaming of Masses: We now have the facility to stream Masses online from  Delvin Parish. The equipment we are using

 is very basic but can be improved when funds become available. At present we hope to stream 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays,

and other ceremonies from time to time. The following is the link to access the service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLr7tu4Tlw  (or google Delvin Parish Live Stream).  It  may be easier to use the link

if you receive it by email. If you would like to receive the link by email please  send your email address to the Parochial

House . We would be grateful for feedback about the quality of the reception of the service.

Apostolic Letter: Pope Francis has written a new Apostolic Letter to mark the 1,600th anniversary of the death of St.

Jerome. The letter highlights St. Jerome’s love of Scripture and the lessons we can learn from him. You can read a summary

 of the Letter and a link to the complete Letter on the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the Month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Vocations Notice: This Sunday we hear about the son being sent to the vineyard and being rejected but we also know God

sends his Son, Jesus, into the fields of this world. Jesus wants sons to go forward now as priests into the fields today. In

hospitals, schools, colleges and parishes, Christ the Priest needs new priests to act in his name. Do you feel called to be with

Him and to bring Him to others? If you do please contact Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director 044-9373923.

Renovation Fund:  The New Year  begins this  Sunday 4th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current

year are asked to do so. New Boxes have being  delivered.  If you are new to the parish and would like to  subscribe  please

 contact the Parochial House. We thank the Collectors for delivering the Boxes and also the Offering Envelopes.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pm)  and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

You are encouraged to wear face coverings during Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                 Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                  27th  September,   2020.           

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 26th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Ezra Mainwaring.  Alan Geoghegan.  Sun 27th 11.00am Thomas (Tosh) Anderson.

Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Thurs 1st Sept 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 4th 11.00am  O’ Connor & Murphy Family.

 

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week.   Sun 27th 9.30am Ann Kiernan.  Sun 4th 9.30am Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM

  1. I. P. Marcella Robinson. (nee Mc Grath) daughter of John & Kathleen Mc Grath. Rickardstown. Betty Joyce. Fethard,     Tipperary. sister of Olive Kelleghan. Graftonstown, Delvin.  Kathleen Bowe. Trim. sister of Jim Poynton. Ballyhealy.

  Offertory Collection:€500.   Ren Fund: Weekly €255. Monthly €365.  Annual €1,000.

Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

1st Communion: Congratulations to the children from St. Tola’s N. S. who received their First Holy Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

 Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Youth Group: The parish youth group has continued meeting virtually over the lockdown period, with two youth groups

 and separate boys and girls fellowship groups weekly. They regularly kept up with games, discussions, bible studies, prayer

 and even held a bake off!. We hope the return to school has gone well. Contact Laura O’ Neill.at 086-3642363.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of October if you would like to book a Mass. Please contact

the Parochial House.

Day for Life: Next Sunday October 4th we celebrate “Day for Life”.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the Month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 27th. The New Year will begin next

 Sunday 4th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes are being  

 delivered.  If you are new to the parish and would like to  subscribe  please contact the Parochial House.

Pope Francis’s General Audience

Hope is audacious, and so, let’s encourage ourselves to dream big. Brothers and sisters, let’s learn to dream big!

 Let’s not be afraid to dream big, seeking the ideas of justice and social love that are born of hope. Let’s not try to

 reconstruct the past, the past is the past, let’s look forward to new things. The Lord’s promise is; “I will make all

things news”. Let’s encourage ourselves to dream big, seeking those ideals, not trying to reconstruct the past, above

all the past that was unjust and already ill…Let’s construct a future where the local and global dimensions mutually

 enrich each other—everyone can contribute, everyone must contribute their share, from their culture, from their

philosophy, from their way of thinking—where the beauty and the wealth of smaller groups, even the groups that

are cast aside, might flourish—because beauty is there too---and where those who have more dedicate themselves to

service and give more to those who have less.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pm)  and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

You are encouraged to wear face coverings during Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                 Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                  20th  September,   2020.             

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 19th 6.30pm Jimmy & Patsy Dolan.  Sun 20th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray. Mon 21st 9.30am Sheila & Dan Brennan.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Nora & Denis Mc Garry.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 7.30pm Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Sat 26th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Ezra Mainwaring.  Alan Geoghegan.  Sun 27th 11.00am Thomas (Tosh) Anderson.

 

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week.   Sun 20th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell. Sun 27th 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Fr. Edward Dunne. Retired P.P. Dunboyne.    Dolores Hall. Hiskinstown, Delvin. formerly Maryland,  Dublin.  

  Offertory Collection:€575.   Ren Fund: Weekly €290. Monthly €130.  Annual €1,200.

1st Communion: Congratulations to the children from St. Ernan’s N. S. who received their First Holy Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

 The celebration for St. Tola’s children will be on Saturday, September 26th at 11am in Delvin Church.

Ordination: Rev. Deacon Norman Allred will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath this Sunday 20th

September, and will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 22nd September.

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of October if you would like to book a Mass. Please contact

the Parochial House.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 27th. The New Year will begin on

 Sunday 4th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to  subscribe  please contact the Parochial House.

Insolvency Service: The Insolvency Service is the independent government body with four debt solutions to help people

 with all levels of problem debt-from credit cards to mortgages.  It regulates debt advisors called Personal Insolvency

 Practitioners. Further information visit www.backontrack.ie, or freetext GETHELP to 50015.

Pope Francis’s General Audience

Dear Brothers and Sisters, in our continuing reflections on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social

doctrine, we have seen the vital role played by the many people who generously care for others, especially the sick,

elderly and most vulnerable. We have also recognised our responsibility to care for the natural world, whose beauty

is all too often ignored and its resources squandered. In order to regain a proper sense of our place within God’s

creation, and of our call to respect and care for the earth and one another, we need to learn anew the art of

contemplation. For when we enter into silence and contemplate our interconnected world, we come to appreciate the

 true meaning and value of all creatures, for each in its own way reflects something of God’s infinite wisdom,

goodness and beauty. Contemplation teaches us how integral we all are to the whole of creation, our calling to be

faithful stewards of its riches, and our need to preserve it for future generations.

 

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pm)  and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

You are encouraged to wear face coverings during Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

 

     Year A                                 Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                  13th September,   2020.      

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 12th 6.30pm Tommy Gaffney & DFM .  Sun 13th 11.00am  Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.    Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.   Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Jimmy & Patsy Dolan.  Sun 20th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray.

 

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week.  Sun 13th 9.30am Tom & Patricia Egginton.  Sun 20th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell.

  1. I. P. Bridie Cosgrove. Clondalever, Collinstown. mother of Elizabeth Cosgrove. Battstown, Killulagh.

  Offertory Collection:€665.   Ren Fund: Weekly €740. Monthly €70.  Annual €200.

1st Communion: The celebration for St. Ernan’s children will take place next Saturday, September 19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tola’s children will be on Saturday, September 26th at 11am. Both Ceremonies will be in Delvin Church.

Ordination: Rev. Deacon Norman Allred will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath on Sunday 20th

September, and will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 22nd September.

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of October if you would like to book a Mass. Please contact

the Parochial House.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 27th. The New Year will begin on

 Sunday 4th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to  subscribe  please contact the Parochial House.

Insolvency Service: The Insolvency Service is the independent government body with four debt solutions to help people

 with all levels of problem debt-from credit cards to mortgages.  It regulates debt advisors called Personal Insolvency

 Practitioners. Further information visit www.backontrack.ie, or freetext GETHELP to 50015.

Pope Francis’s General Audience.  (9th /9/ 2020.)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, in our reflections on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social

doctrine, we have seen that the common good must be the goal of our individual and collective efforts to

 heal our wounded world.  Our Christian commitment in this regard is inspired by God’s unconditional

 love, which calls us to set no limits on our love for others and our concern for their welfare. As members

of the one human family, our wellbeing is a public not simply a private good. By placing every human

person and the common good at the centre of our cultural,  economic and political activity, we will create a

genuinely healthy, just and peaceful world, and so contribute to the building of a true “civilization of

love”. The coronavirus heeds no cultural or political barrier or distinction-nor must we impose any barrier

or distinction on our love as we work for the common good in responding to the grave problems brought to

the fore by the pandemic, in fidelity to our Christian vocation.

 

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pm)  and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

You are encouraged to wear face coverings during Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                 Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time                      6th September,   2020.          

Church of  THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 5th 6.30pm Jenny Kenny.  Parents Kit  & Kathleen, brothers Christy & Watty  Casserly  & grand-daughter Niamh. Sun 6th 11.00am Mass.   For all the people buried in Delvin Cemetery.   Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 7.30pm May Toner.  Sat 12th 6.30pm Tommy Gaffney.  Sun 13th 11.00am  Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week.   Sun 6th 9.30am  Ann Marie & Tom Nugent.  Sun 13th 9.30am Tom & Patricia Egginton.

  1. I. P. Fr. Gerry Rice, retired P. P. of Kilcloon.  Tess Champion. (nee Carley) London. late of Killulagh. Breda O’ Rourke. Clontarf, Dublin  sister of Lorcan Sherwin. Main St,  Delvin.

  Offertory Collection:€530.   Ren Fund: Weekly €265. Monthly €170.  Annual €750.

Ordination: Rev. Deacon Norman Allred will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Meath on Sunday 20th

September, and will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Tuesday 22nd September.

Congratulations: We extend our warm wishes and congratulations to Bishop Tom as he celebrated the anniversary of his

 ordination as Bishop of Meath this week. May the Lord continue to support him with the gifts of the Holy Spirit so he can

preach the Gospel with zeal and lead our Diocese with wisdom and strength and courage.

Cemetery: 11 o, clock Mass this Sunday will be offered for all who are buried in Delvin cemetery. The graves will be

 blessed privately during the week. Thanks to all who cleaned and decorated the graves before August 15th . Thanks

especially for the beautiful display of flowers on the graves.

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Insolvency Service: The Insolvency Service is the independent government body with four debt solutions to help people

 with all levels of problem debt-from credit cards to mortgages.  It regulates debt advisors called Personal Insolvency

 Practitioners. Further information visit www.backontrack.ie, or freetext GETHELP to 50015.

Pope Francis’ General Audience.

Members of the public were able to attend Pope Francis’ general audience this week  after an almost six-month

 absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. The audience was held in the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic

Palace following advice from authorities seeking to restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

General audiences are usually held in either St. Peter’s Square or the Paul V1 Audience Hall. When the pandemic

struck Italy in March. Pope Francis transferred his general audience to the library of the Apostolic Palace, where

they took place without public access. The first livestreamed general audience from the library took place on the 11th

March.

After expressing his joy for the possibility to meet the faithful face-to-face instead of screen-to-screen, the Holy

Father noted how the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted our interpendence-“for better or worse.”

Solidarity, therefore, is the key to emerging from the crisis better than before.

All humanity, said the Pope, has its common origin in God. We dwell together in our common home, “a garden –

planet where God has placed us”, and we have a common destination in Christ.

“But when we forget all this, our interdependence becomes dependence of some on others,” he said “increasing

inequality and marginalization, it weakens the social fabric and the environment deteriorates.”

Pope Francis admitted that the word “solidarity” may seem a little worn and poorly understood.

It is more than “a few sporadic acts of generosity”. Rather, he said, solidarity involves creating a mindset which

 thinks “in terms of community and the priority of life of all over appropriation of goods by a few.”

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pduring and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. You are encouraged to wear face coverings

during Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                 Twenty Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       30th August,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 29th 6.30pm William Gilroy. Claire O’ Connor MM   Patricia Byrne.   Sun 30th  11.00am  Jim Joe Murtagh.  John Leonard. Mon 31st 9.30am Noreen Barry.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.. Fri  (First Friday) 7.30pm Babs Moran.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Jenny Kenny.  Parents Kit  & Kathleen, brother Christy, Watty & grand-daughter Niamh. Sun 6th 11.00am   Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM. 

                                                                                                                                           

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.  Sun 30th 9.30am  Dolores Mc Cormack.   Nuala Poynton. daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM     Sun 6th 9.30am  Ann Marie & Tom Nugent.

  1. I. P. Paul Cruise. nephew of Peggy Mainwaring. Addinstown .& Cruise family, Martinstown. who died in England.

  Offertory Collection:€530.  Patron Day Offerings: €930.  Ren Fund: Weekly €570. Monthly €365. Annual €300.

 Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Aaron Kazimierz Deja.    Leanne Briody.    Shea Peter Conneely.   Liam Daniel Clune.     Jayden John Jones.    Ben Cogan.    Natalia Maria Owczarska.  Billy Paul Douglas.  

Ellie Maria Behan.   Rian Patrick Guy.

1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries.

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Parish Magazine: It will not be possible to publish the Parish Magazine this year. Each year we carry reports and

 photographs of parish activities during the year. Many of the activities have not taken place this year due to the Corona

Virus. If you have material or photographs for the magazine please keep them safe for next year. We hope we can produce a

bigger and better edition next year.

Schools Re- Opening: We ask our parishioners to pray for all the school communities in our parish. Great credit and thanks

 are due to the Principals, Staff and Boards of Management for the work they did in preparing for the re-opening.

First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians

Beginning on Thursday last, we are  reading extracts from St. Pauls First Letter to the Corinthians at weekday

 Masses. The letter deals with many of the struggles of a young Apostolic Church. It gives a clear picture of the wide

 range of pressures that the earliest Christians had to face. ( not very different from the pressures Christians today

face.)

Some of the issues St. Paul deals with are Marriage the Eucharist, food offered to idols, the Resurrection, and

 Spiritual Gifts. There are some very well known passages in this letter. These include Chapter 11:17-34( The

Eucharist); Chapter 12( Spiritual Gifts); Chapter 13 ( Christian Love); Chapter 15 ( The Resurrection of Jesus and

our Resurrection).

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing  to attend  Saturday(6.30pm) and Sunday (11am) Masses.  Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week. Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

 A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

     Year A                                     Twenty First  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        23rd August,   2020.     

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jack Ivory.  Sun 23rd  11.00am  Colin Clinton. Mon 24th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th 9.30am Harry Barry.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 7.30pm  Paddy & Bridie Dugdale.   Sat 29th 6.30pm William Gilroy. Claire O’ Connor MM   Patricia Byrne.   Sun 30th  11.00am  Jim Joe Murtagh.  John Leonard.

                                                                                                                                            

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.   Sun 30th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack.   Nuala Poynton. daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM

   Offertory Collection: 15th August €160.  Offertory Sunday 16th  €585.  Patron Day Offerings: €1,330.  

 Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries. It will be possible

for a small number from the local areas to attend the blessing of graves but family members living elsewhere will not be able

 to attend.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings.

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Parish Magazine: It will not be possible to publish the Parish Magazine this year. Each year we carry reports and

 photographs of parish activities during the year. Many of the activities have not taken place this year due to the Corona

Virus. If you have material or photographs for the magazine please keep them safe for next year. We hope we can produce a

bigger and better edition next year.

First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians

Beginning on Thursday next, we will be reading extracts from St. Pauls First Letter to the Corinthians at weekday

 Masses. Corinth had a strong business community, but there were many excesses and idolatry was widespread.

When Paul preached the Gospel in Corinth a small group believed the message and began living life as Christians.

They faced many difficulties because of the Pagan environment in which they lived. St. Paul deals with many of the

issues that arose in his letter to these new Christians. His letter tries to bring back balance to the community, and it is

written with the patient love of a father. It begins in the accepted way of greeting and thanksgiving.

 

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend   Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. Tickets are  not  necessary for Friday evening Mass. A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                     Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        16th   August,   2020.              

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 15th 6.30om Isabel Anderson MM.   Patk & Mgt Farrelly & Family.  Sun 16th 11.00am Shane Dugdale. Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jack Ivory.  Sun 23rd  11.00am  Colin Clinton.

                                                                                                                                            

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.  Sun 16th 9.30am Frances Comaskey.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.

  1. I. P. Terry Moore. Mullingar. formerly Delvin. father of Siobhan Doherty. Ballinacor, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €640.  Ren Fund: Weekly €405.  Monthly €70.   

 Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries. It will be possible

for a small number from the local areas to attend the blessing of graves but family members living elsewhere will not be able

 to attend.

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this Saturday is the Patron Day

 of the Church. It is a day of special grace for the whole parish and an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the

 Assumption and its significance for us. Through the intercession of Mary we can pray for the grace and blessings we need

for ourselves and our Parish.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Youth 2000 Festival: Summer E. Festival from 14th -16th August. Youth 2000’s  primary objective is to provide young

people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference. We strive to lead each young soul to a genuine encounter with

the living God even within these restrictive circumstances.  Further information visit www.youth2000.ie or 01-6758690

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Parish Magazine: It will not be possible to publish the Parish Magazine this year. Each year we carry reports and

 photographs of parish activities during the year. Many of the activities have not taken place this year due to the Corona

Virus. If you have material or photographs for the magazine please keep them safe for next year. We hope we can produce a

bigger and better edition next year.

 

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend   Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. Tickets are  not  necessary for Friday evening Mass. A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

 

Year A                                      Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                         9th  August,   2020.              

Church of  THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 8th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.   Sun 9th 11.00am  Patricia Smyth.  DFM Smyth & Herward Families.   Bridgie Sheerin.

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass,   Fri 14th 7.30pm Bridie Garry MM   Sat 15th 6.30om Isabel Anderson MM.   Patk & Mgt Farrelly & Family.  Sun 16th 11.00am

Shane Dugdale.

                                                                                                                                            

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.  Sun 9th 9.30am Colm & Sean Newman.  Sun 16th 9.30am Frances Comaskey.

 Offertory Collection: €690.  Ren Fund: Weekly €565.  Monthly €90.   

 Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

 1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries. It will be possible

for a small number from the local areas to attend the blessing of graves but family members living elsewhere will not be able

 to attend.

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and next Saturday is the Patron Day

 of the Church. It is a day of special grace for the whole parish and an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the

 Assumption and its significance for us. Through the intercession of Mary we can pray for the grace and blessings we need

for ourselves and our Parish.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will be a virtual pilgrimage.

 Two priests from the Diocese will attend the Shrine in Knock for the Rosary at 2.30pm and Mass at 3pm this Sun 9th

August.  These events can be followed online www.knockshrine.ie

Youth 2000 Festival: Summer E. Festival from 14th -16th August. Youth 2000’s  primary objective is to provide young

people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference. We strive to lead each young soul to a genuine encounter with

the living God even within these restrictive circumstances.  Further information visit www.youth2000.ie or 01-6758690

Gospel Discussion: Over the past few months we have been holding a Gospel Discussion Group ( Lectio Divina) using

Zoom. Each Tuesday night (8-9) we share thoughts and reflections on the gospel of the following Sunday. These sessions

will continue during the coming months. New members are welcome. If you would like to join please send your email

address to the Parochial House and we will let you know how to join.

Parish Magazine: It will not be possible to publish the Parish Magazine this year. Each year we carry reports and

 photographs of parish activities during the year. Many of the activities have not taken place this year due to the Corona

Virus. If you have material or photographs for the magazine please keep them safe for next year. We hope we can produce a

bigger and better edition next year.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Are holding an Outdoor Book Sale at the school this Sun 9th August from 11.30am-2pm. Books for

children of all ages. Contact www.delvinns.ie for further information. All are Welcome.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend   Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. Tickets are  not  necessary for Friday evening Mass. A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Mass on Sundays.

Year A                                      Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                         2nd August,   2020.              

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 1st 6.30pm  Fr. Camillus Kane.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Martin & Julia Kineavy.  sons Martin, Christy and Tommy. Mon 3rd  9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th  9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th 9.30am  Lawrence & Nancy Carolan. son Frank & daughter Phyllis.

Mick & Mary Jane Sheerin & DFM.    Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.    Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.    Sat 8th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.    Sun 9th 11.00am  Patricia Smyth. DFM Smyth & Herward Families.  

Bridgie Sheerin                                                                                                                                             

 

Killulagh:

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.  Sun 2nd 9.30am Joe Callan & DFM   Sun 9th 9.30am Colm & Sean Newman.

 Offertory Collection: €685.  Ren Fund: Weekly €505.  Monthly €270.   

 Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: It will not be possible to hold the Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. It has been postponed

until 2021.

 1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries. It will be possible

for a small number from the local areas to attend the blessing of graves but family members living elsewhere will not be able

 to attend.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will be a virtual pilgrimage.

 Two priests from the Diocese will attend the Shrine in Knock for the Rosary at 2.30pm and Mass at 3pm on Sun 9th August.

 These events can be followed online www.knockshrine.ie

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Youth 2000 Festival: Summer E. Festival from 14th -16th August. Youth 2000’s  primary objective is to provide young

people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference. We strive to lead each young soul to a genuine encounter with

the living God even within these restrictive circumstances.  Further information visit www.youth2000.ie or 01-6758690.

St. James’s Oncology Unit: Quiz has gone online this year. If you would like to make a donation search on Google for St.

 James’s Oncology Unit fundraiser Go Fund Me. There are 2 Hampers for raffle. Thanks to everyone for continued support.  

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Are holding an Outdoor Book Sale at the school on Sun 9th August from 11.30am-2pm. Books for

children of all ages. Contact www.delvinns.ie for further information. All are Welcome.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend   Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. Tickets are  not  necessary for Friday evening Mass. A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Masses on Sundays.

All tickets for 11 o, clock Mass next Sunday 9th August are already distributed.

     Year A                                      Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                         26th  July,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 25th 6.30pm  Mary Toner.  Willie Walsh.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Nancy Healy MM.  Bernard & Annie Carroll. late of Lisclougher. Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.. Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass. Fri 31st 7.30pm Kevin Power.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Fr. Camillus Kane.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Martin & Julia Kineavy.  sons Martin, Christy and Tommy.

 

Killulagh

No Masses during the week in Killulagh. Sun 26th 9.30am  Colm & Lila O’ Farrell   Sun 2nd 9.30am Joe Callan & DFM

  1. I. P. Claire O’ Connor. Castleview, Delvin.  Eileen Mc Nally. Clondalever, Collinstown. sister of Patricia Mc Grath.    Mulliganstown, Delvin.  Rose Maguire. Kildalkey. mother of Ann Anderson. Lisclougher, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €725.  Ren Fund: Weekly €265.  Monthly €210.  Annual: €250.

 Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: It will not be possible to hold the Pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. It has been postponed

until 2021.

 1st Communion:  1st Communion is being re-arranged for the end of September. The celebration for St. Ernan’s children

 will be on Saturday, Sept  19th at 11am. The celebration for St. Tolas children will be on Saturday, Sept 26th at 11am in

Delvin Church. First Confession for both schools will be during the week of Sept 7th . Details will be arranged later.

Cemetery Days: Due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not be possible to have Cemetery days in the usual format. Instead

graves will be blessed in each cemetery at a suitable time, but there will not be Mass in the Cemeteries. It will be possible

for a small number from the local areas to attend the blessing of graves but family members living elsewhere will not be able

 to attend.

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Part-time Higher Diploma in Theological Studies via Blended Learning starts in

 September. Further information contact admissions@spcm.ie or 01-7084772.

Youth 2000 Festival: Summer E. Festival from 14th -16th August. Youth 2000’s  primary objective is to provide young

people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference. We strive to lead each young soul to a genuine encounter with

the living God even within these restrictive circumstances.  Further information visit www.youth2000.ie or 01-6758690.

Mass Leaflet: Will be available from this weekend with the Sunday Readings.

St. James’s Oncology Unit: Quiz has gone online this year. If you would like to make a donation search on Google for St.

 James’s Oncology Unit fundraiser Go Fund Me. There are 2 Hampers for raffle. Thanks to everyone for continued support.  

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Are holding an Outdoor Book Sale at the school on Sun 9th August from 11.30am-2pm. Books for

children of all ages. Contact www.delvinns.ie for further information. All are Welcome.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend   Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass. From this week tickets will not be necessary for Friday evening Mass. A Loudspeaker will be used outside the Church for 11 o’ clock Masses on Sundays.

Year A                                      Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                         19th  July,   2020.                   

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 18th 6.30pm Peter Donohoe. Reilly & Duffy Families & DFM.    Sun 19th 11.00am Liz Mullen. Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.. Thurs 23rd  9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm  Mary Toner.  Willie Walsh.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Nancy Healy MM.  Bernard & Annie Carroll. late of Lisclougher.

 

Killulagh

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.      Sun 19th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.    Sun 26th 9.30am

Colm & Lila O’ Farrell

 Offertory Collection: €660.  Ren Fund: Weekly €1,035.  Monthly €160.  Easter Dues:  €225.

 Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Part-time Higher Diploma In Theological Studies via Blended Learning starts in

 September. Further information contact admissions@spcm.ie or 01-7084772.

Youth 2000 Festival: Summer E. Festival from 14th -16th August. Youth 2000’s  primary objective is to provide young

people with a real retreat, not just an educational conference. We strive to lead each young soul to a genuine encounter with

the living God even within these restrictive circumstances. We usually have over 1,000 attendees at the Summer Festival, so

the possibly of even reaching more online is immense, but only if it is well executed. Further information visit

www.youth2000.ie or 01-6758690.

Mass Leaflet: Will be available from next weekend with the Sunday Readings.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Are holding an Outdoor Book Sale at the school on Sun 9th August from 11.30am-2pm. Books for

children of all ages. Contact www.delvinns.ie for further information. All are Welcome.

      

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend on Friday (7.30pm), Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

+  Year A                                        Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                         12th July,   2020.              

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 11th  6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 12th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran  Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th John & Ann Devine.   Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.. Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 7.30pm Harry Daly.MM  Sat 18th 6.30pm Peter Donohoe. Reilly & Duffy Families & DFM.    Sun 19th 11.00am Liz Mullen.

 

Killulagh

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.     Sun 12th 9.30am Michael Ivory. Sun 19th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King

  1. I. P. Bridget Garry. Ballinvalley, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €920.  Ren Fund: Weekly €710.  Monthly €605.  Easter Dues:  €1,225.

 Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

.

Resumption of Public Masses

      

  1. There will be Masses on Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 11am. Killulagh 9.30am ( Mass in the Carpark) Weekday Masses in Delvin on Monday – Thursday at 9.30am. Parishioners are encouraged to attend Mass once a week. As restrictions ease it will be possible to attend more than once a week.
  2. You are asked to follow the signs in the Church and follow the instructions of the Stewards.
  3. Collections will not be taken up in the usual way. Boxes will be provided in the porches where envelopes and Offertory contributions can be placed.
  4. A one-way system will be in operation at Communion time. Please observe physical distance when going to receive Communion.
  5. Hand sanitizers are provided in the porches. Please sanitise your hands when entering the Church.
  6. Please do not leave bulletins on seats at the end of Mass. You may take them home or leave them in a box in the porch as you leave.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend on Friday (7.30pm), Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

11 o’ clock Mass will be relayed through a speaker to anybody outside the Church.

 

      Year A                                        Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          5th July,   2020.          

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 4th  6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan.  Nancy Lenihan.  Christy Coll. Pauline Coll.  Sun 5th 11.00am Martin Carroll.  Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 10th 7.30pm Joseph Anderson MM . Sat 11th  6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 12th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran

 

Killulagh

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.    Sun 5th 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.  Sun 12th 9.30am Michael Ivory

  1. I. P. Isabel Anderson. Dardistown, Bracklyn. Delvin.

 Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

.

Resumption of Public Masses

      

  1. There will be Masses on Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 11am. Killulagh 9.30am ( Mass in the Carpark) Weekday Masses in Delvin on Monday – Thursday at 9.30am. Parishioners are encouraged to attend Mass once a week. As restrictions ease it will be possible to attend more than once a week.
  2. You are asked to follow the signs in the Church and follow the instructions of the Stewards.
  3. Collections will not be taken up in the usual way. Boxes will be provided in the porches where envelopes and Offertory contributions can be placed.
  4. A one-way system will be in operation at Communion time. Please observe physical distance when going to receive Communion.
  5. Hand sanitizers are provided in the porches. Please sanitise your hands when entering the Church.
  6. Please do not leave bulletins on seats at the end of Mass. You may take them home or leave them in a box in the porch as you leave.

Notice

The number that can attend Mass is limited to 50 at present (in accordance with government regulations). We will provide tickets in advance for those wishing to attend on Friday (7.30pm), Saturday(6.30pm), Sunday (11am). Tickets for the following weekend can be collected in Fatima on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8.30pm) each week.

Stewards in the porch will collect tickets before each Mass.

Year A                                         Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          28th  June,   2020.            

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 27th No Public Mass.  Sun 28th No Public Mass.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass. ( Feast of  Peter & Paul). Tue 30th 9.30am Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM   Wed 1st 9.30am Mass. ( Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett).  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Bernie Mc Grath.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Sat 4th  6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan.  Nancy Lenihan.  Christy Coll. Pauline Coll.  Sun 5th 11.00am Martin Carroll.  Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James

 

Killulagh

No Masses during the week in Killulagh.    Sun 5th 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Nancy Healy. Rosmead, Delvin.

Renovation Fund: Weekly €270.  Monthly €140.  Annual: €350. Easter Dues: €825.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

.

Resumption of Public Masses

  1. Numbers attending Masses will be limited in accordance with government regulations. Tickets will be used to

       ensure that regulations are observed.  Tickets can be collected on the following weekend in Fatima on                    Wednesday and  Thursday 7-8.30pm.

  1. There will be Masses on Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 11am. Killulagh 9.30am ( Mass in the Carpark) Weekday Masses in Delvin on Monday – Thursday at 9.30am. Parishioners are encouraged to attend Mass once a week. As restrictions ease it will be possible to attend more than once a week.
  2. You are asked to follow the signs in the Church and follow the instructions of the Stewards.
  3. Collections will not be taken up in the usual way. Boxes will be provided in the porches where envelopes and Offertory contributions can be placed.
  4. A one-way system will be in operation at Communion time. Please observe physical distance when going to receive Communion.
  5. Hand sanitizers are provided in the porches. Please sanitise your hands when entering the Church.
  6. Please do not leave bulletins on seats at the end of Mass. You may take them home or leave them in a box in the porch as you leave.

 

Year A                                         Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          21st June,   2020.                  

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses  this  Week due to Corona Virus.  

Mass will be offered for the people of the parish on Sunday morning by Fr. Seamus Heaney.            

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses this Week due to Corona Virus.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Resumption of Public Masses: Masses are set to resume on Monday week 29th June at 9.30am. A letter is been distributed at the moment to every household outlining the conditions that will have to be put in place before Mass will resume.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock was to take place on Sat 27th June. It is  now cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

Resumption of Public Masses

As Public Masses resume there will be conditions of distancing, sanitizing and cleaning to be met. It will not be

possible to accommodate everybody in the Church due to the two meter rule. We hope to provide extra Masses,

especially on weekdays so that as many as possible may attend at least once a week. To comply with all the

 requirements we will need volunteer stewards and cleaners. Anybody who is willing to help is asked to

 contact the Parochial House during the coming week (044-9664127), any morning, 9.30am-

12.30pm, or text 0872626738)

Your help would be much appreciated.

We will publish details of arrangements for resumption of Masses, as well as information

 about additional Masses in the parish Bulletin on Sunday, June 28th . We will make copies

 of the bulletin available in local shops and it can be viewed on the parish website

www.delvinparish.ie. You may also collect a copy of the bulletin from the Parochial House.

 

Year A                                   Corpus Christi: The Body and Blood of Christ                14th  June,   2020.            

 THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses  this  Week due to Corona Virus.  

Mass will be offered for the people of the parish on Sunday morning by Fr. Seamus Heaney.            

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses this Week due to Corona Virus.

  1. I. P. Joseph Anderson. Scurlogstown, Delvin.

Ren Fund: Weekly €730.  Monthly €360.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Alan Ledwith. Ballyowen, Delvin.   Emma Ledwith. Ballyowen, Delvin.  Harry Forde. Baallinacor, Delvin.   Eabha Garry. Stonestown, Delvin.  Alice Ledwith. Ballinacor. Delvin.  Erin Rose O’ Brien. Ballyhealy, Delvin.  Seoidin Bridget O’ Shaughnessy. Mitchelstown, Delvin.   Elle Mc Govern.

New York.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Easter Dues: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues last weekend. Amount was €1,185.

Trocaire: We would like to thank all who handed in their boxes to the Parochial House and to the Post Office. Amount taken in was €2,200. If you still have your box, we would appreciate if you could hand it in at the Parochial House during the next week.

Corpus Christi: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Bishop Michael Smith: Bishop Michael celebrated his 80th birthday last week. We congratulate him and wish him many years of happiness.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock was to take place on Sat 27th June. It is  now cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Knowing our Faith: Surveys in recent times have indicated that many Catholics do not have good knowledge of their Faith.

There is now an opportunity to learn more about our faith through attractive programmes on modern media. From time to

 time we will give information about resources that can help those interested in deepening their faith. This week we draw

 attention to a website that is geared mainly for young adults but can be of interest to people of every age. It contains

 attractive videos, written articles and other resources. Maybe you would like to try it out. The address of the website is

 calledtomore.org. the resources are also available on Facebook and Istagram (@CTMcatholic).

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

Year A                                               The Most Holy Trinity                                         7th June,   2020.                   

 THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses  this  Week due to Corona Virus.  

Mass will be offered for the people of the parish on Sunday morning by Fr. Seamus Heaney.            

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses this Week due to Corona Virus.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2. Copies are available  in  both  Churches.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Easter Dues: Easter Dues will be taken up this  weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you. You can hand them in at the Parochial House.

Corpus Christi: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock was to take place on Sat 27th June. It is  now cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Parish Website: (www.delvinparish.ie) Due to technical problems it was not possible to update the parish website for a

number of weeks. These problems have now been overcome and the website will be updated every week.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

The Trinity and the Liturgy

In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and

adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate,

died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains

 all gifts, the Holy Spirit.

                                                   Catechism of the Catholic Church 1082.

Year A                                                 Pentecost Sunday                                         31st May,    2020.                       

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses for the  Week due to Corona Virus.  

Mass will be offered for the people of the parish on Sunday morning by Fr. Seamus Heaney.            

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses for the Week due to Corona Virus.

  1. I. P. Joe Mc Kenna. Kells. father of Margaret Farrelly. Susan Murtagh & Joe Mc Kenna. Delvin.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will not be held.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus.

Baptism Preparation Course: Will not be held until further notice.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Pentecost Sunday: This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy Spirit which the believers received on the First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. We pray for a renewal of the grace of our Confirmation.

Easter Dues: Easter Dues will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you. You can hand them in at the Parochial House.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock was to take place on Sat 27th June. It is  now cancelled due to the Corona Virus.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Annual Parish Magazine: At this time of the year we would have started preparation of the magazine, but due to the

 lockdown we are unable to source material. It is put on hold for the moment.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

Pentecost Sunday

The Church was made manifest to the world on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The gift of

the Spirit ushers in a new era in the dispensation of the mystery---the age of the Church, during which Christ

manifests, makes present and communicates his work of salvation through the liturgy of his Church  “until he

 comes”.

                                                                      Catechism of the Catholic Church 1076.

 

      Year A                                           Fifth Sunday of Lent                                             29th March, 2020             

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses for the Week due to Corona Virus.               

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses for the Week due to Corona Virus.

  1. I. P. Mattie Gaffney. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection   Ren Fund:  Weekly €0.  Monthly  €0. Annual €0.

Summer Time: Begins this Sunday.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will not be done this week due to Corona Virus.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus..

Baptism Preparation Course: baptism Course cancellled until further notice.   

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting will not take place this Thursday 2nd Apri due to Corona Virus..

Parish Youth Group: Parish Youth Group cancelled until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Masses during Lent: No Public Masses until further notice.

 The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering. There are spare boxes in the Church.

Delvin Friendship Club: The Variety Show due to be held in the Hall on Sat 4th April is also cancelled, and Our 4 Day Trip

 Away to Kerry is  cancelled.  The cancellations are due to the Corona Virus. If you have any queries please contact Patricia

at 087-4124897.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

Next Sunday’s  Readings   Is 50:4-7.    Ph 2:6-11.  Mt 26:-14-27,66.

Saints of the Week

Sun  29th  Fifth  Sunday of Lent.  Wed 1st St. Ceallach.

      Year A                                           Fourth Sunday of Lent                                      22nd March, 2020                

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

No Public Masses for the Week due to Corona Virus.               

KILLULAGH 

No Public Masses for the Week due to Corona Virus.

  1. I. P. Cailin Lynch. Robinstown Great, Delvin. Breda Smith. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory Collection   Ren Fund:  Weekly €0.  Monthly  €0. Annual €0.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration will not be held due to Corona Virus..

Baptism Preparation Course: The baptism Course will not be held until further notice. 

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will not be held until further notice.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Masses during Lent: No Public Masses until further notice.

 The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering. There are spare boxes in the Church.

24 Hours for the Lord: The Annual 24 hours Adoration will was due to be  held on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd March. has been

 cancelled.. We encourage people to come privately to the Church and do their own Hour.  Church is opened every day.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our Birthday Party which was due to take place on Wed 25th March has been cancelled. The

 Variety Show due to be held in the Hall on Sat 4th April is also cancelled, and Our 4 Day Trip Away to Kerry is  cancelled.  

The cancellations are due to the Corona Virus. If you have any queries please contact Patricia at 087-4124897.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

 

Next Sunday’s  Readings   1 Sm 6-10.    Eph 5:8-14.  Jn 9:1-41.

 

Saints of the Week

Sun  22nd Fourth  Sunday of Lent. Tue 24th St. Oscar Romero. St. Macartan.   Wed 25th Annunciation of the Lord.

      Year A                                           Third Sunday of Lent                                       15th March, 2020                 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                     All Masses cancelled until 29th March.

Sat 14th 6.30pm Josephine Carroll  Sun 15th 11.00am Marian Davis MM.  Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smyth. Mon 16th 7.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Tue ( St. Patrick’s Day) 11.00am Mgt, Owen & Larry Murtagh. & DFM. Wed 18th 7.30pm Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & Jim Burke.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Josephine Carroll.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Mass.

Confessions: Saturday 12noon-12.30 and before Evening Mass.

 

KILLULAGH 

Sun 15th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Tue 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day) 9.30am John Joe Reilly, Paddy Reilly & DFM

 Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 19th 7.30pm Mass.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Seamus Mc Grath.

Offertory Collection: €1,025.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €720.  Monthly  €105. Annual €350.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th April, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be 9.30am Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri.  Mass on Wed at

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wed and 7.30pm on Thurs.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering. There are spare boxes in the Church.

24 Hours for the Lord: The Annual 24 hours Adoration will be held on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd March. There will be an

 opporunity to sign up this weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day: We encourage everybody to prepare prayerfully for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by reflecting on

 the message of St. Patrick for today.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants: This Tue ( St. Patrick’s Day) is a special Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

Feast of St. Joseph: Next Thurs 19th Mar we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our Birthday Party which was due to take place on Wed 25th March has been cancelled. The

 Variety Show due to be held in the Hall on Sat 4th April is also cancelled, and Our 4 Day Trip Away to Kerry is  cancelled.  

The cancellations are due to the Corona Virus. If you have any queries please contact Patricia at 087-4124897.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

Prayer of St. Patrick

What return can I make to him for all his goodness to me? What can I say or what can I promise to my Lord since

 any ability I have comes from him? Suffice it for him to look into my heart and mind; for I am ready and indeed

greatly desire it that he should give me his cup to drink, as he  gave it to others who loved him. My only prayer to

God is that it may never happen that I should leave his people which he won for himself at the end of the earth. I ask

God for perseverance to grant that I remain a faithful witness to him for his own sake until my passing from this life.

                                                                                                     Confession of St. Patrick.

Year A                                              Second Sunday of Lent                                         8th  March, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan MM.  Sun 8th 11.00am Bernie Drum. Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7.30pm Joseph Kane.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass., Fri 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Josephine Carroll  Sun 15th 11.00am Marian Davis MM.  Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smyth.

Confessions: Saturday 12noon-12.30 and before Evening Mass.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 8th 9.30am Madeline Kelleghan & DFM Kelleghan Family. Wed 11th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 12th No Mass. 

Sun 15th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch

  1. I. P. Very Rev. Jack Kiernan. P.E. Rathkenny. Anne Moore. Sheepstown, Delvin. Joe Casey. Cork. brother of Bill Casey. Drumcree. John  Kilmartin. Kilcormac.  husband of Mary Coyne. formerly Crowenstown.  May Toner. Caddagh Cross.

Offertory Collection: €895.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €435.  Monthly  €90.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th March, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be 9.30am Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fric.  Mass on Wed at

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wed and 7.30pm on Thurs.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering. There are spare boxes in the Church.

Mullingar Choral Society: Will present their Annual Spring Concert Handel’s “Messiah” in Cathedral, Mullingar this Sun

 8th March commencing at 8pm. Tickets cost €20.

24 Hours for the Lord: The Annual 24 hours Adoration will be held on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd March. There will be an

 opporunity to sign up next weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day: We encourage everybody to prepare prayerfully for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by reflecting on

 the message of St. Patrick for today.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon 9th at 8pm in the Hall.

Corona Virus: The following advice has been issued to parishes by the Irish Bishops’ Conference. (1.) The handshake will

 not be used at the sign of peace or while sympathising at funerals. (2.) Holy Water Fonts will be empty while precautions are

in force. (3.) Those receiving Holy Communion should do so on the hand only. Please do not ask for Holy Communion on

 the tongue.(4.) Priests and Eucharistic Ministers will clean their hands before and after the distribution of Holy Communion.

Meath Pioneer:  Novena: to venerate Matt Talbot will take place in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Fri 13th

March at 7.30pm.

Bord na Mona: Community Information Sessions takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs 12th Mar from 5-9pm.

Rare Diseases Ireland: Supporting patients with rare diseases and their families. For information and support contact

www.rdi.ie

Delvin St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Takes place next Sun 15th March at 3pm. Those entering Floats are asked to assemble at

the Salesyard, Delvin at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm.  

 

Year A                                                First Sunday of Lent                                           1st March, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 29th 6.30pm John & Cathy Dunne & Molly Paris.  Ann Dunne.(nee Kenny).  Sun 1st 11.00am Sean Mangan. Johnny & Molly Mangan.  Elizabeth & William Gilmore.  Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy, Annie & Tommy Mc Cann.

 Sat 7th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan MM.  Sun 8th 11.00am Bernie Drum.

Confessions: 6.00pm    Saturday 12noon-12.30 and before Evening Mass.

KILLULAGH

Sun 1st 9.30am Bertie, Rosemary & Antoinette  Kelleghan.  Colette Kelleghan (1st Anniversary). Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 5th 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 8th 9.30am Madeline Kelleghan & DFM Kelleghan Family.

  1. I. P. Elizabeth Flynn. Sheepstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €945.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €335.  Monthly  €115.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th March, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  If you book  before 5tth March there is €50 of the booking deposit.

Contact Alice 087-4147871

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage: From 12th Oct-19th Oct. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Mary Briody 087-6336513.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 5th Mar at 8pm.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be 9.30am Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri.  Mass on Wed at

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wed and 7.30pm on Thurs.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering. We are grateful to the Collectors who delivered a box to each household. Spare boxes in the Church.

Knock: Faith Renewal Events Spring/ Summer, 2020 taking place in Knock.  Poster on Notice Board.

Arise: Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place at Knock Shrine on Mar 7th . There will be inspirational speakers,

music and much more. Registration from 10am and the day will finish at 4.30pm. 18yrs onwards.

Mullingar Choral Society: Will present their Annual Spring Concert Handel’s “Messiah” in Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun

 8th March commencing at 8pm. Tickets cost €20.

Corona Virus: We have received guidance from the Bishops’ Conference about safeguards to be taken to prevent the spread

 of the Corona Virus. We will give details of the advice during the coming week.

Bord na Mona: Community Information Sessions takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs 12th Mar from 5-9pm.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Will be in attendance at Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy, Wed 4th Mar from 4.30pm-8pm.

  1. S. L. C.: Last 3 weeks of Maurice Lobby Fitness in DSLC on Thursday nights from 7-8pm.

Rare Diseases Ireland: Supporting patients with rare diseases and their families. For information and support contact

www.rdi.ie

Year A                                        Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                           23rd  February, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 22nd 6.30pm James & Peg Robinson.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Lynch.  Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM.  Mon 24th 9.30am Mass.. Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.. Wed 26th  ( Ash Wednesday) 7.30pmMass.   Thurs 27th 9.30am James & Mary Moore & DFM.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass. Sat 29th 6.30pm John & Cathy Dunne & Molly Paris.  Ann Dunne.(nee Kenny).  Sun 1st 11.00am Sean Mangan. Johnny & Molly Mangan.  Elizabeth & William Gilmore.

Confessions: 6.00pm   

KILLULAGH

Sun 23rd 9.30am Martin Kiernan.  Tom & Mary Forde.  Joe Flynn.  Wed 25th ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 1st 9.30am Bertie, Rosemary & Antoinette  Kelleghan.  Colette Kelleghan (1st Anniversary).

  1. I. P. Peter Hearne. Castletown, Delvin. Peggy O’ Connor. Trim. sister of Maura Gilroy. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €815.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €325.  Monthly  €85.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th March, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  If you book  before 5tth March there is €50 of the booking deposit.

Contact Alice 087-4147871

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage: From 12th Oct-19th Oct. Led by Fr. Michael Kilmartin. Contact Mary Briody 087-6336513.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From 13th -22nd Oct, 2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost €1,850./

 Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

 “ The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.

Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkerness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or

in the air.”  ( CCC 2290).

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed and

 distributed at Morning Mass in Killulagh and Evening Mass in Delvin.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b).Scripture

Reading. (c )  Attending Weekday Mass. (d)  Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f)  Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Knock: Faith Renewal Events Spring/ Summer, 2020 taking place in Knock.  Poster on Notice Board.

Irish National Pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress: Takes place in Budapest from 12-21st

September, 2020. Be part of this unique event. Cost from €1,050 per person sharing.  Further information, or to book

www.joewalshtours.ie/holidays/pilgrimages-international-eucharistic-congress.

Anam Cara: The Organistaion that supports bereaved parents are holding an Information Evening on Tue 25th Feb at

7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Please RSVP to info@anancara.ie before Mon 24th Feb, or 085-2888888.

Arise: Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place at Knock Shrine on Mar 7th . There will be inspirational speakers,

music and much more. Registration from 10am and the day will finish at 4.30pm. 18yrs onwards.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Wed 26th Feb starting at 11am. We would like to

 remind you of Our Trip Away in May, and we would be grateful if you could bring in the Deposit on the 26th Feb.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Annual Table Quiz will be on Fri 28th Feb starting at 9.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. .

Mullingar Branch, Diabetes: Meeting in Newbury Hotel, Mullingar on Mon next Feb 25th at 8pm. All are Welcome.

     Year A                                            Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                           16th  February, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm David Dunne.  Sun 16th 11.00am TJ & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Joe & Kitty Bray. Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Pat & Marcella Devine.  Wed 19th No Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm James & Peg Robinson.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Lynch.  Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM.

Confessions: 6.00pm   

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 16th 9.30am Michael,& Gertrude Kiernan & DFM.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Martin Kiernan. 

Tom & Mary Forde.  Joe Flynn.

  1. I. P. Ray Mulligan. Castletown, Delvin. Marion Davis. Stonestown, Delvin..Michael Power. Knockdrin.late of Myleroe.

Offertory Collection: €945.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €525.  Monthly  €450.

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th March, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions continues every Tuesday night at 8pm  in Fatima. The sessions will continue until Easter.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €160. Booking Deposit of €100.  If you book  before 5tth March there is €50 of the booking deposit.

Contact Alice 087-4147871

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: April – Oct. Poster with details on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From 13th -22nd Oct, 2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost €1,850./

 Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am and

 11am Masses. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows

 and give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshmemts will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: Next Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

Irish National Pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress: Takes place in Budapest from 12-21st

September, 2020. Be part of this unique event. Cost from €1,050 per person sharing.  Further information, or to book

www.joewalshtours.ie/holidays/pilgrimages-international-eucharistic-congress.

Anam Cara: The Organistaion that supports bereaved parents are holding an Information Evening on Tue 25th Feb at

7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Please RSVP to info@anancara.ie before Mon 24th Feb, or 085-2888888.

Arise: Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place at Knock Shrine on Mar 7th . There will be inspirational speakers,

music and much more. Registration from 10am and the day will finish at 4.30pm. 18yrs onwards.

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration: Invites you to Adoremus, 2020 Knock Shrine in June. Poster on Notice Board.

Fun Bingo: Hall Committee are holding a Fun Bingo this Sun 16th Feb at 3pm. Committee are looking for donations as

prizes. Please leave them with Michael Leonard.  Proceeds going to further advancements of the Hall facilities.

Cash for Clobber: St. Tola’s N. S are looking for Clothes, Handbags, Belts, Shoes. No Bedlinen. Drop them at the school

 before 19th February.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Wed 26th Feb starting at 11am. We would like to

 remind you of Our Trip Away in May, and we would be grateful if you could bring in the Deposit on the 26th Feb.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: A. G. M. will take place in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed 19th Feb at 8pm. Annual Table Quiz will

 be on Fri 28th Feb starting at 9.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. As always we appreciate your support..

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann: Takes place in Mullingar from 2nd -9th August. It is estimated that 1,200 volunteers will be

 needed.  For more information or to sign up to volunteer  contact www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Mullingar Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre:  Would like to thank Michael Leonard and the Hall Committee and everyone

who supported the recent fundraising. “Take off your Cornflakes” in the Hall last weekend.

Year A                                              Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                            9th  February, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm Derek Apps MM.  Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 9th 11.00am Alice Donlon.  Patrick & Eilish Farrelly

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th No Mass.  Thurs 9.30am Mass   Fri 14th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 15th 6.30pm David Dunne.  Sun 16th 11.00am TJ & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Joe & Kitty Bray.

Confessions: 6.00pm   

 

KILLULAGH

 Sun 9th 9.30am Pat Fox.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM

  1. I. P. John O’ Leary. Baileborough. late of Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €980.  Candlemas Offerings: €1,315.

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them to prepare for this day. Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and guide.

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th February, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Candlemas Offerings last week.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions continues every Tuesday night at 8pm  in Fatima. The sessions will continue until Easter.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From Mon 28th Sept-2nd Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost €619 per person sharing.

 Single Supplement €100. Booking Deposit of €100. before 5tth March. Contact Alice 087-4147871

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: April – Oct. Poster with details on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From 13th -22nd Oct, 2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost €1,850./

 Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: This Tuesday is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day.

Renewal of Marriage Vows: Next Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am and

 11am Masses. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows

 and give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshmemts will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

Vocations Information Day: The Diocese will hold a vocations information day on Palm Sunday, 5th April in St. Mary’s

Church, Navan  If you have been considering the priesthood this is an opportunity for you to find out more about what

 priesthood entails, and a chance to explore God’s call to priesthood in a deeper way. The event begins at 1pm with Mass for

 Palm Sunday. Further info contact Fr. Shane Crombie frshane@gmail.com.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2020 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

Crowenstown, N. S. from Mon 10th Feb-14th Feb between 2-3pm. Call to the School and complete application form.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Open Evening will be held on Thurs 13th Feb in the school from 6.30pm-8.30pm. All Welcome.

Fun Bingo: Hall Committee are holding a Fun Bingo on Sun 16th Feb at 3pm. Committee are looking for donations as

prizes. Please leave them with Michael Leonard. Proceeds going to further advancements of the Hall facilities.

Cash for Clobber: St. Tola’s N. S are looking for Clothes, Handbags, Belts, Shoes. No Bedlinen. Drop them at the school

 before 19th February.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday next Feb 10th  at 8pm in the Hall. Just to remind you of Our

Annual Trip Away from Mon 11th May-Fri 15th  to Ballygarry House, Tralee. Contact Patricia 087-4124897.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: A. G. M. will take place in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed 19th Feb at 8pm. Annual Table Quiz will

 be on Fri 28th Feb starting at 9.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann: Takes place in Mullingar from 2nd -9th August. It is estimated that 1,200 volunteers will be

 needed.  For more information or to sign up to volunteer  contact www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Year A                                               The Presentation of the Lord                            2nd February, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 1st 6.30pm Anthony Haran MM.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis. Mon 3rd  (Feast of St. Blaise.) 7.30pm Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th No Mass.  Thurs 6th 9.30am List of the Dead.   Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm John & Anna Vaughan.  Sat 8th 6.30pm Derek Apps MM.  Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 9th 11.00am Alice Donlon.  Patrick & Eilish Farrelly

Confessions: 6.00pm   

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 2nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.   Fri No Mass.   Sun 9th 9.30am Pat Fox.

 Offertory Collection: €895.  Needs of the Diocese: €1,115.  Ren Fund: Weekly €375. Monthly €95.

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th February, at 8pm.

Confirmation: Will be in Delvin  Church next Friday 7th February at 11am. Each child will have one Sponsor. Places will be reserved at the Ceremony for the children and their sponsor in the middle aisle.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. Amount was €1,115.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Feast of the Presentation: Candles for use in the home will be blessed after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh this Sunday and

 11am Mass in Delvin.

Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats at 9.30am Mass on Monday in Killulagh and 7.30pm Mass in Delvin.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 6th Feb at 8pm.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions continues every Tuesday night at 8pm  in Fatima. The sessions will continue until Easter.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: April – Oct. Poster with details on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From 13th -22nd Oct, 2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost €1,850./

 Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Resume back next Tue 4th Feb from 10.30am -12.30pm in the Hall. New members very welcome.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2020 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

Crowenstown, N. S. from Mon 10th Feb-14th Feb between 2-3pm. Call to the School and complete application form.

Crowenstown N. S. : Open Day this Sun 2nd February from 12noon-2pm in the school.   All Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Open Evening will be held on Thurs 13th Feb in the school from 6.30pm-8.30pm. All Welcome.

St. Patrick’s Hall Committee: Are presenting a Play entitled “Take off Your Cornflakes” on Sat 8th Feb at 8pm. Tickets

 cost €15. Contact 044-9664484. Proceeds going to Mullingar Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre.

Fun Bingo: Hall Committee are holding a Fun Bingo on Sun 16th Feb at 3pm. Committee are looking for donations as

prizes. Please leave them with Michael Leonard. Proceeds going to further advancements of the Hall facilities.

Cash for Clobber: St. Tola’s N. S are looking for Clothes, Handbags, Belts, Shoes. No Bedlinen. Drop them at the school

 before 19th February.

The Gospels are Special

The fourfold Gospel holds a unique place in the Church, as is evident both in the veneration which the liturgy

 accords it and in the surpassing attraction it has exercised on the saints at all times.

But above all it’s the Gospels that occupy my mind when I’m at prayer , my poor soul has so many needs,

and yet this is the one thing needful. I’m always finding fresh lights there, hidden and enthralling meanings.

                                                                                                              (St. Therese of Lisieux).

        Year A                                        Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                            26th  January, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 25th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & daughter Babs.  Tom & Mark Hickey.  Sun 26th 11.00am Bernadette Kelly MM

Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th No Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 31st 9.30am Mass.

Sat 1st 6.30pm Anthony Haran MM.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.

Confessions: 6.00pm   

KILLULAGH

Sun 26th 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan.  Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 2nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.

  1. I. P. Fr. Sean Mc Gearty P. E. Ballivor.

 Offertory Collection: €1,130.   Ren Fund: Weekly €260. Monthly €440. Annual: €1,100.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th February, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up  after Communion at Masses this

 weekend.  The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Sunday of the Word of God: January 26th has been designated by Pope Francis as the Sunday of the Word of God. The

purpose of this day is to deepen our awareness of the gift of the Word of God and to encourage us to read and study it more

often.  At Masses this Sunday we will mark this day with special ceremonies and we will reflect on the importance of the

 Word of God. We will also distribute a copy of the Gospel of St. Luke to each family attending Mass.

Service for Christian Unity: There will be a Prayer Service for Christian Unity in Castlepollard Church this Sunday

 January, 26th at 6pm. Members of all the Churches in the area are invited to attend. All are welcome.

Catholic Schools Week: Takes place from Sun 26th -2nd Feb. The Theme is “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation.”

Mass to mark Catholic Schools Week in St. Tola’s School on Thurs Jan 30th at 12.30pm. Mass for St. Ernan’s and

Crowenstown Schools in Delvin Church on Friday Jan 31st at 9.30am.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Feast of St. Brigid: Next Sat is the Feast of St. Brigid. St. Brigid Crosses will be blessed  at 6.30pm Mass in Delvin.

Feast of the Presentation: Candles for use in the home will be blessed after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh next Sunday and

 11am Mass in Delvin.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions continues every Tuesday night at 8pm  in Fatima. The sessions will continue until Easter.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2020 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

Crowenstown, N. S. from Mon 10th Feb-14th Feb between 2-3pm. Call to the School and complete application form.

St. Patrick’s Hall Committee: Are presenting a Play entitled “Take off Your Cornflakes” on Sat 8th Feb at 8pm. Tickets

 cost €15. Contact 044-9664484. Proceeds going to Mullingar Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre.

Fun Bingo: Hall Committee are holding a Fun Bingo on Sun 16th Feb at 3pm. Committee are looking for donations as

prizes. Please leave them with Michael Leonard. Proceeds going to further advancements of the Hall facilities.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed next Jan, 29th at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat, Feb 1st at 7.30pm to discuss ways of

 revitalising rural towns and villages, especially Delvin. General Election Candidates for the constituency have been invited

to attend. All are Welcome.

Sunday of the Word of God.

Christianity is the religion of the “Word” of God, a word which is “not a written and mute word, but the Word

 which is incarnate and living”. If the Scriptures are not to remain a dead letter, Christ, the eternal Word of the

 living God, must, through the Holy Spirit, “open our minds to understand the Scriptures”.   

                                                                                         Catechism of the Catholic Church,108.

        Year A                                        Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                            19th January, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 18th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.  Eugene Doherty.  Sun 19th 11.00am Teresa Mc Cormack MM  Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 25th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & daughter Babs.  Sun 26th 11.00am Bernadette Kelly MM  

Confessions: 6.00pm

KILLULAGH

 Sun 19th 9.30am Anna Cassidy MM  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan

 Offertory Collection: €880.   Needs of the Diocese  €1,125   Ren Fund: Weekly €350. Monthly €105. Annual: €1,000.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th February, at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Saoirse Kate Poynton. Alan Ledwith.  Emma Ledwith.  Harry Forde.  Eabha Garry.  Alice Ledwith.  Erin Rose O’ Brien.  Seoidin Bridget O’ Shaughnessy.  Elle Mc Govern. 

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up  after Communion at Masses on

 Sun 26th January.  The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions resumed last Tue in Fatima. We welcome back all our participants. New members are

welcome. The coming sessions will continue until Easter. It will be a great preparation for the Celebration of Holy Week and

Easter.

Christian Unity Week: From Sat 18th January to 25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of

the many divisions among followers  of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with

 Christians all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and restored.

Service for Christian Unity: There will be a Prayer Service for Christian Unity in Castlepollard Church on Sunday

 January, 26th at 6pm. Members of all the Churches in the area are invited to attend. All are welcome.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: This Sunday 19th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Catholic Schools Week: Takes place from Sun 26th -2nd Feb. The Theme is “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation”.

Sunday of the Word of God: January 26th has been designated by Pope Francis as the Sunday of the Word of God. The

purpose of this day is to deepen our awareness of the gift of the Word of God and to encourage us to read and study it more

often. At Masses next Sunday we will mark this day with special ceremonies and we will reflect on the importance of the

 Word of God. We will also distribute a copy of the Gospel of St. Luke to each family attending Mass.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Are seeking to fill a partime Secretary’s Position and  a partime Caretaker’s Position. Further details please

 email stttolas@hotmail.com or https.stttolasdelvin.com

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun 19th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Proceeds

going to Northwestmeath Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society. Your support as always will be greatly appreciated.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2020 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

Crowenstown, N. S. from Mon 10th Feb-14th Feb between 2-3pm. Call to the School and complete application form.

The Church Exhorts us to read Scripture.

The Church forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful…to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus

 Christ, by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. ‘Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ’.

                                                                                 Catechism of the Catholic Church,133.              

        Year A                                                 The Baptism of the Lord                             12th January, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 11th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Sun 12th 11.00am Dick, Lil & Jimmy Mullen & baby Patrick.   Joe & Laetitia Cullen.

Mon 13th 9.30am Bridie Carolan.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th No Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Cathy O’ Sullivan.  Fri 17th 9.30am Larry Allen.  Sat 18th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.  Eugene Doherty.  Sun 19th 11.00am Teresa Mc Cormack MM

Confessions: 6.00pm

KILLULAGH

 Sun 12th 9.30am  Chris Callaghan.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 19th 9.30am Anna Cassidy MM

 Offertory Collection: €830.   6TH January €270.   Ren Fund: Weekly €295. Monthly €200.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th January, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on this Sun 12th January and Sun

 26th January.  The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the

 Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Bible Study: Bible Study sessions resume in Fatima on Tuesday next, January 14th at 8pm. We welcome back all our

 participants. New members are welcome. The coming sessions will continue until Easter. It will be a great preparation for

 the Celebration of Holy Week and Easter.

Christian Unity Week: From Sat 18th January to 25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of

the many divisions among followers  of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with

 Christians all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Next Sunday 19th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Are seeking to fill a partime Secretary’s Position and  a partime Caretaker’s Position. Further details please

 email stttolas@hotmail.com or https.stttolasdelvin.com

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 19th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Proceeds

going to Northwestmeath Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society. Your support as always will be greatly appreciated.

Delvin Branch of St. Vincent de Paul: Would like to thank all the parishioners for their generous contribution to Annual

 Church Gate Collection. Amount collected was €1,165:.also to Peter Pan Pre- School for their kind donations.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2020 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

Crowenstown, N. S. from Mon 10th Feb-14th Feb between 2-3pm. Call to the School and complete application form.

CAO Information Morning: Dundalk Institute of Technology will hold a CAO information morning on Sat 18th January

 between 10am-2pm. Welcome talks will be held at 10am, 11am and 12noon. Further info at www.dkit.ie/opendays.

Social Dancing: Line Dancing  Classes starting at 8.45pm on Fri 17th Jan in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin.

The Baptism of Jesus and Ours

Jesus’s baptism is the pattern also of ours. In baptism we go down with Christ into the waters of death, and our sins

 are drowned in those waters. And because we have gone down with Christ , we also come up from the waters

together with him and hear—mighty and majestic—the Father’s voice directed to us as well. It pronounces a new

 name for each of us, in the depths of each of our hearts. “Beloved! In whom I am well pleased”. We hear this name

 as ours  not because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his

 relationship to his Father with us.

                                                                 Homiletic Directory, no 137.

        Year A                                          Second Sunday of Christmas                             5th January, 2020.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 4th 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny, Mary Alice Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 5th 11.00am Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.

Mon 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th No Mass.  Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Sun 12th 11.00am Dick, Lil & Jimmy Mullen & baby Patrick.    Joe & Laetitia Cullen.

 

KILLULAGH

 Sun 5th 9.30am Margaret Manny. John & Ellen Ivory & son Loman & Ellen Devery.  Mon 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am Mass. will be in St. Tola’s N. S.     Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 12th 9.30am  Chris Callaghan.

  1. I. P. Derek Apps. Ballinacor, Delvin. William Lynch. Killucan. brother of Pat Joe Lynch. Robinstown, Delvin.

Eamonn Mangan.  who died in England, formerly Crowenstown, Delvin.

Bible Alive: January Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Offertory Collection: €790.    Christmas Offerings: €8,380.  Ren Fund: Weekly €600. Monthly €140. Annual €670.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th January, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Feast of the Epiphany:  The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated on Monday, Jan  6th  .  It is a Holyday.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 12th January and Sun 26th

January.  The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the

 Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Are seeking to fill a partime Secretary’s Position and a partime Caretaker’s Position. Further details

please email sttolas@hotmail.com or https/sttolas.wixsite.com/website or see Poster on Notice Board in both Churches.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 19th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

Social Dancing: Fri 10th Jan in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin at 9.30pm. Line Dancing Classes on Fri 17th Jan at 8.45pm.

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the Manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great

 feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men(magi) from the East, together with his Baptism

 in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan

 religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the

 Incarnation.

                                                                             Catechism of the Catholic Church, 528.

        Year A                                             Fourth Sunday of Advent                               22nd  December, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 21st 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Frank Kelly MM.  Mon 23rd No Mass. Tue 24th ( Christmas Eve) 6.30pm.  Wed 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am.  Thurs 10.00am Mass.  Fri 27th 10.00am DFM Kearney Family.  Sat 28th 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Larry Murtagh & DFM.  Sun 29th 11.00am Bill Anderson.  Joe Greville. 

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 22nd 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy. Mon 23rd 11.00am Funeral Mass.  Wed 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 29th 9.30am  Mass.  

  1. I. P. Teresa Mc Cormack. Ballinacor, Rockview, Delvin. Bernadette Kelly. Printinstown, Delvin.  Anthony Haran. Addinstown, Delvin.   Anna Cassidy. Fennor, Collinstown.  Bridie Carolan. Virginia.  sister of Thomas & John Brennan. Bolandstown, Delvin.  Alice Mc Mahon. Trim. mother of Ed Mc Mahon. Caman. Inn, Delvin.  Magraret Mc Kenna. Kells. mother of Margaret Farrelly, Susan Murtagh and Joe Mc Kenna. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €920.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €300.  Monthly €100. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th January, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

waiting  of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sunday 29th at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Delvin Parish Annual: There are still copies of the Parish Annual on sale in Michael Leonard’s and Daybreak. 

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.  Thank you all for the Fundraising  during the year.

Delvin Friendship Club: Wish all our Members and Friends a very happy Christmas. Thanks for all your help and support.

Delvin GAA: Are hosting Parish League St. Stephen’s Day in the Park from 10.30am -2.30pm.   Adm €5. Proceeds going to

 Pieta House and Irish Kidney Association.

Confessions:

Tuesday 24th December

Killulagh Church at 12noon.                                      Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve at 6.30pm in Delvin Church.

Christmas Day:  9.30am in Killulagh.                                   11.00am in Delvin.

Christmas Greetings

We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We welcome all

 who have come home to be with their families. We remember those who did not get home, or who have to work

 during the Christmas.

      Year A                                              Third Sunday of Advent                               15th December, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 14th 6.30pm Nancy Neville. James, Mgt & Mary Mc Govern.  James, Ellen & John Curran & DFM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Margaret & Michael Malone.  Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Patrick & Margaret Farrelly & DFM.  Fri 20th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 21st 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Frank Kelly MM. 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 15th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM     Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 22nd 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy

  1. I. P. Ann Dunne. England. sister of Josephine Murphy. Balrath, Delvin. Josie Greville. Monilea, Mullingar. sister of Daly Family. Clondone, Delvin. Oliver Finglas. Bermingham, England. late of Clondone, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €850.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €300.  Monthly €100. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th January, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Important Dates for 2020: Confirmation on Friday, Feb 7th at 11am. First Communion on Saturday, May 9th .  

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

waiting  of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Online Advent Retreat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124. or 01-8085201.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Delvin Parish Annual: There are still copies of the Parish Annual on sale in Michael Leonard’s and Daybreak. 

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on Wed next, Dec 18th at

8.00pm. In Athboy on Tue at 7.30pm,  and Clonmellon on Wed at 7.15pm.

There will also be Confessions on Friday 20th after 9.30am Mass in Delvin Church , and on Sat 21st after Vigil Mass.

Confessions:

Tuesday 24th December

Killulagh Church at 12noon.                                      Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve at 6.30pm in Delvin Church.

Christmas Day:  9.30am in Killulagh.                                   11.00am in Delvin.

Advent

When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the

Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour’s first coming , the faithful renew their ardent desire

for his second coming.                                   Catechism of the Catholic Church. 524.

      Year A                                                 Second Sunday of Advent                                  8th December, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th 6.30pm  Kevin Bray. Paddy &  Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 8th 11.00am Joe Reilly.  David Anderson. Mon 9th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Nancy Neville. James, Mgt & Mary Mc Govern.  James, Ellen & John Curran & DFM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Margaret & Michael Malone.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 8th 9.30am Nancy & John Barry.  Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 15th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM

  1. I. P. Noel Lynch. Cluain Lorcain, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €760.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €335.  Monthly €140. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th December, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or  Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Important Dates for 2020: Confirmation on Friday, Feb 7th at 11am. First Communion on Saturday, May 9th .  

Advent Preparation:  We will have a meeting in Fatima on Thurs, Dec 12th at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to

reflect on the readings and prayers of the Advent and Christmas seasons. It will be led by Fr. Heaney . Eucharistic Ministers,

Readers and members of Bible Study Group are invited. Everybody is welcome.  

Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

waiting  of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to

Conversion, quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope:

That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on the week beginning 16th Dec.

 Further details will be announced next week.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Online Advent Retreat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124. or 01-8085201.

St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath. He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his

 return he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of

 the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland. His Feast

 Day is on Thurs 12th December.

 Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

St. Vincent de Paul: Annual Church Gate Christmas Collection will take place this weekend  7th /8th Dec in both Churches.

Ballinlough Drama Society: Are presenting a comedy “Widows Paradise” by Sam Cree in Ballinlough Community Centre

 on 6th/7th /8th Dec at 8pm. Tickets cost €15. Contact Stephen at 087-2950785.

Christmas Lights: Oliver & Olive Moran will light up their home this Sun 8th Dec at 6pm. Proceeds  from  Raffle and

 Donations going to MRI Scanner and Stroke Unit General Hospital, Mullingar.  

      Year A                                                  First Sunday of Advent                                    1st December, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 30th 6.30pm Tom, Mary & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran & DFM.  Pat Lynch.  Sun 1st 11.00am Sean & Gerard Connolly. Dan & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty Smith. Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th No Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney & DFM   Sat 7th 6.30pm  Kevin Bray. Paddy &  Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 8th 11.00am Joe Reilly.  David Anderson.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 1st 9.30am Patrick Mc Hale.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 8th 9.30am

Nancy & John Barry.

Offertory Collection: €815.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €325.  Monthly €70. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th December, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, o  r Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Important Dates for 2020: Confirmation on Friday, Feb 7th at 11am. First Communion on Saturday, May 9th .     

Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

 salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

 granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 5th December at 8pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: From  13th -22nd October,2020. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Cost

 €1,850.  Contact Map Travel at 01-8434734.

Online Advent Rereat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124. or 01-8085201.

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Christmas Concert this Sun 1st

December at 7pm in Cathedral, Mullingar. Tickets €10. Family €20.

 Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

 Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up for the Presentation night on Wed. The amount of money handed

 over to Mr. John Shaw was €21,500. A big thank you to all the people from Delvin and surrounding areas who organised

 fundraising events during the past year. We appreciate what you do for the Hospice Homecare.

Athboy Inclusion Team: Are running Stars of Christmas variety show this Sun 1st Dec at 2.30pm. Contact 087-6940272.

Delvin Community Alert: A. G. M. will take place next Tue 3rd Dec at 8pm in Fatima.

St. Vincent de Paul: Annual Church Gate Christmas Collection will take place on 7th /8th Dec in both Churches.

Ballinlough Drama Society: Are presenting a comedy “Widows Paradise” by Sam Cree in Ballinlough Community Centre

 on 6th/7th /8th Dec at 8pm. Tickets cost €15. Contact Stephen at 087-2950785.

The Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fonds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

 Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles.

Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

 prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

 of the Sun of justice.

Year C                                                  Feast of Christ the King                                24th  November,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Al & Kathleen Sherwin. son Ger & daughter Maria. Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Doherty. Mon 25th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th No Mass.  Thurs 28th No Mass.    Fri 29th No Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Tom, Mary & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran & DFM.  Pat Lynch.  Sun 1st 11.00am Sean & Gerard Connolly. Dan & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty Smith.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 24th 9.30am James & Mary Nugent & son Sean.  Hugh & Eileen Macken.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 1st 9.30am Patrick Mc Hale.

  1. I. P. Christopher (Kit) Mc Cart. Londion, native of Dardistown, Bracklyn.  Evelyn Ballesty (nee Halpin) native of     Sheepstown, Delvin. who died in England.

Offertory Collection: €960.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €345.  Monthly €135.  Annual: €225.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th December, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, o  r Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Important Dates for 2020: Confirmation on Friday, Feb 7th at 11am. First Communion on Saturday, May 9th .     

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. There will be Adoration in Delvin

Church from 4pm-5pm. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King. To mark the Feast there will be  Evening

 Prayer and Benediction in the Cathedral at 5pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

 salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

 granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Online Advent Rereat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124.

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Christmas Concert on Sun 1st

December at 7pm in Cathedral, Mullingar. Tickets €10. Family €20.

 Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

 Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

 Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy will take place this Sunday 24th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle.

We would appreciate  if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for

 the coming year.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Wed next, Nov 27th starting at 11am.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed next, Nov 27th at 8pm in Dolores

 Gaffney’s.  Everyone is very welcome to attend on the night.

Collinstown Market: Christmas Market will take place this Sun 24th Nov starting at 11.30am in Collinstown Hall.

Delvin Community Alert: A. G. M. will take place on Tue 3rd Dec at 8pm in Fatima.

Ballinlough Drama Society: Are presenting a comedy “Widows Paradise” by Sam Cree in Ballinlough Community Centre

 on 6th/7th /8th Dec at 8pm. Tickets cost €15. Contact Stephen at 087-2950785.

Year C                                 Thirty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   17th  November,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th 6.30pm  Karl Quinn.  William & Catherine Sherlock.  Sun 17th 11.00am Christopher Kelly MM    Walter Casserly & Grand daughter Niamh. Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th No Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Al & Kathleen Sherwin. son Ger & daughter Maria. Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Doherty.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.  Kathleen & Tom Monaghan.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am James & Mary Nugent & son Sean.  Hugh & Eileen Macken.

  1. I. P. Frank Kelly. Lisclogher, Delvin. Mary Rowan. Moyvore. mother of Rose Barry. Main St, Delvin.

 Michael Weymes. Duleek. brother of Joe Weymes. Addinstown.

Offertory Collection: €960.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €720.  Monthly €195.  Annual: €540.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th December, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, o  r Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Important Dates for 2020: Confirmation on Friday, Feb 7th at 11am. First Communion on Saturday, May 9th .     

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 22nd  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads this Sunday  at

 our Masses. A Memorial Service for Road Traffic Victims will be held in Bloomfield  Hotel, Mullingar this Sun at 2pm.

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. There will be Adoration in Delvin

Church from 4pm-5pm. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King. To mark the Feast there will be  Evening

 Prayer and Benediction in the Cathedral at 5pm next Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Online Advent Rereat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124.

Visitor: Sr. Anna and a companion from St. Elizabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus will visit the parish on Wed, Nov 20th .They

will attend 9.30am Mass in Killulagh and will set up a small display of craft items made at the Convent. They would

appreciate if a home in the parish would provide accommodation for them the previous night. If you can provide

 accommodation please contact the Parochial House. (9664127).

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Christmas Concert on Sun 1st

December at 7pm in Cathedral, Mullingar. Tickets €10. Family €20.

Blood Transfusion Service: Will be in attendance at Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy on Tue 19th Nov from 4.30pm-8pm.

 Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy will take place on Sunday 24th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle.

We would appreciate  if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for

 the coming year.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Are presenting Brian Kennedy in Concert on Thurs 21st Nov in the Hall at 8.30pm.

Collinstown Market: Christmas Market will take place on Sun 24th Nov starting at 11.30am in Collinstown Hall.

Indoor Market: Transition Students are organising an Indoor Christmas Market in Athboy Community School on Sun 24th

Nov from 12.30pm-3.30pm. All Welcome.

     Year C                                 Thirty Second   Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   10th  November,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 9th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 10th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.  Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am James & Mary Gaffney.  Wed 13th No Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm  Karl Quinn. 

William & Catherine Sherlock.  Sun 17th 11.00am Christopher Kelly MM    Walter Casserly & Grand daughter Niamh.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 10th 9.30am Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM.   Sheila Aughey.  Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.  Kathleen & Tom Monaghan.

  1. I. P. Maureen Tunney. Kilskyre. sister of Noreen Clarke. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €1,085.   1st November  €385.  November Offerings:  €2,390.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 12th November, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.       

November Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 22nd  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Day  of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads next Sunday 17th

November at our Masses.

Online Advent Rereat: Run by the Priory Retreat , Tallaght. There will be a talk each day from Dec 16th to Christmas. To

 Register email-enquires@prioryinstitute.com or 01-4048124.

Visitor: Sr. Anna and a companion from St. Elizabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus will visit the parish on Wed, Nov 20th .They

will attend 9.30am Mass in Killulagh and will set up a small display of craft items made at the Convent. They would

appreciate if a home in the parish would provide accommodation for them the previous night. If you can provide

 accommodation please contact the Parochial House. (9664127).

.Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon 11th  Nov in the Hall at 8pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed 13th  November at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

 Modern & Vintage Furniture & Household Sale: Will take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home, The Derries, Drumcree.

 Sat 16th Nov from 11am -5pm. Cake Sale, Tea and Coffee. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy will take place on Sunday 24th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We

 would appreciate  if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for the

 coming year.

Line Dancing Classes: Will commence on Fri 15th Nov at 8.45pm in the Hall. Contact 087-7707105

Indoor Market: Transition Students are organising an Indoor Christmas Market in Athboy Community School on Sun 24th

Nov from 12.30pm-3.30pm. All Welcome.

Year C                                 Thirty First   Sunday in Ordinary Time.                    3rd November,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat ( Feast of All Souls) 6.30pm  Kevin Murphy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Annabel Loughlin.

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 7.30pm Mass. New List of the Dead.   Sat 9th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 10th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 3rd 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully.   Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass. Fri 8th 9.30am New List of the Dead.  Sun 10th 9.30am Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM.   Sile Aughey.

  1. I. P. Mary Holley. Knock, Co. Mayo. sister of Dolores Moran. Martinstown, Delvin. Eileen Healy. Drumcree. sister of Pamela Comaskey. Graftonstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €870.   Ren Fund: Weekly €335. Monthly €115.   Annual: €1,200.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.    

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 12th November, at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Liam James Gilsenan.  Jason Conway.  Teagan Rose Clune.  Maisey Colette Maguire.  Odhran Mc Kendry.  Tadhg Carolan.  Noah Honhoff.  Lily Sophia Cummins.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy for confidential and non -committed information.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday Nov 7th at 8pm.

List of the Dead: Mass  for the New List of the Dead will be celebrated on Friday 8th November. 9.30am in Killulagh and

7.30pm in Delvin.

Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from

 Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

November Offerings: Will be taken up this Sun 3rd Nov. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 22nd  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Mullingar Pioneer Region: Novena to Matt Talbot on Tue 5th Nov at 7.30pm in Rathwire Church. All Welcome.

Church Music Scholarships: Available at the Schola Cantorum, Mullingar  Applications are invited from boys and girls

 aged 12-18 for music scholarships.     Info at www.scholacantorum.ie

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 Dundalk Institute of Technology: Open Days take place on  Fri  8th & Sat 9th Nov. Info at www.dkit.ie/opendays

Furniture & Household Sale: Will take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home, The Derries, Drumcree. Sat 16th Nov from

 11am -5pm. Cake Sale, Tea and Coffee. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Christmas Lights: A. G.M. for Christmas Lights takes place on Thurs 7th Nov at 9pm in Carmel Gaffney’s. We are looking

 for new members to help form a committee, and bring new ideas. We appreciate your help and support.

      Year C                                 Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                    27th  October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 26th 6.30pm Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora  Carroll.  Peter & Mary Walsh.  Sun 27th 11.00am Ruth Lynch Barry.

Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th No Mass.  Thurs 31st 7.30pm Mass.   Fri ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am  Gretta Mc Donnell,  Gerard Murray,  Beverly  Wikes. Billistown.   Seamus Gaffney & DFM.  Sat ( Feast of All Souls) 6.30pm  Kevin Murphy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Annabel Loughlin.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

 Sun 27th 9.30am Joe Callan. Wed 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( Feast of All Saints) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 3rd 9.30am

Vincent & Mary Cully.   Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton

  1. I. P. Ann O’ Hare. Dundalk. sister of Dolores Moran. Martinstown, Delvin. Peggy Clinton. Kilnaleck, Co Cavan. sister of Geraldine Reilly. Clonleam, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €1,085.   Ren Fund: Weekly €285. Monthly €95.   Annual: €350.      

 Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 12th November, at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Alfie Oliver Moran. Emily Heffernan. Sarah Durkin. 

Adam Patrick Mc Enroe.  Billy Patrick Walsh.  Eoin John Vaughan. Saoirse Emma Clune.  Jay Vincent O’ Neill.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Mission Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the Offertory Collection last weekend

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy for confidential and non -committed information.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed . They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New List of the Dead

 will be celebrated on Friday 8th November.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . ( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

November Offerings: Will be taken up next Sun 3rd Nov. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Contemplative Retreat: For Young Adults (18-40) at Roscrea from 1st -3rd November. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance on Sun 10th Nov at 3pm in St. Teresa’s

 Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby are invited to attend. 

Church Music Scholarships: Available at the Schola Cantorum, Mullingar  Applications are invited from boys and girls

 aged 12-18 for music scholarships.     Info at www.scholacantorum.ie

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 Fancy Dress: Fancy Dress 25k Fun Cycle on Mon 28th Oct. Registration from 11.30am. Leaving DSLC at 12.30pm. Entry

 Fee €5.  We would appreciate if you can help on the day. Proceeds going towards Delvin Christmas Lights.

     Year C                                 Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                    20th  October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 19th 6.30pm Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.  Michael Mullally.  Sun 20th 11.00am Maggie & Dermot Kenny & DFM.  Mon 321st 9.30am William & Mary Clancy.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm Jim  & Joan  Carroll.  Peter & Mary Walsh.  Sun 27th 11.00am Ruth Lynch Barry.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

 Sun 20th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 27th 9.30am Joe Callan.

  1. I. P. Brian Heaney. Sillogue, Kilberry, Navan. brother of Fr. Seamus Heaney. P.P. Delvin. Michael Cooney. Dundalk. father of Diane Burns. Battstown, Collinstown. Lucy Dugdale. Clonarney, Delvin. Christopher Kelly. Addinstown, Delvin.

Albert Kelly. Kildalkey. brother of Angela Murtagh. Clondone, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €345. Monthly €70.   Annual: €900.      

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 12th November, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”. This Sunday is Mission Sunday  and we unite on this special day with

 all Churches worldwide. Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our Baptismal call to bring Christ to

others, which is a privilege in itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the

Gospel and our Irish Missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland,

 the working title of the four Pontifical mission societies, organizes the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches

 worldwide. We are invited to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy for confidential and non -committed information.

Pro Life Film: “Unplanned” which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country at the

 moment is getting very positive reviews. We are encouraging people to go and see it at your local cinema.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Wed next Oct 23rd starting at 11am.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 Fancy Dress: Fancy Dress 25k Fun Cycle on Mon 28th Oct. Registration from 11.30am. Leaving DSLC at 12.30pm. Entry

 Fee €5.  We would appreciate if you can help on the day. Proceeds going towards Delvin Christmas Lights.

Mission Sunday

In this Extraordinary Mission Month let us really live our vocation as missionary disciples wherever we are. Paul or

 Therese, Tom or Maggie –we respond to the Spirit in our heart and draw others to a personal encounter with Jesus

 Christ. The seeds we sow may be tiny, we may never see them grow but we can trust our Father, who loves us

 unconditionally, to bring them to fruition.

                                                                                              Pope Francis.

Year C                                 Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time.                    13th  October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 6.30pm Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Sun 13th 11.00am George Hamilton & mother Eva.  Martin Smith.  Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass. Wed 16th  No Mass. Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass. Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.  Michael Mullally.  Sun 20th 11.00am

Maggie & Dermot Kenny & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 13th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy

Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €200.         

  Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 12th November, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Parish Youth Group will be hosting a Coffee morning/Cake Sale after 11am Mass this Sun 13th Oct in Fatima. The money raised will help our young people to attend a Retreat in Donegal at the end of this month. We appreciate your support.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”. Next Sunday is Mission Sunday  and we unite on this special day with

 all Churches worldwide. Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our Baptismal call to bring Christ to

others, which is a privilege in itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the

Gospel and our Irish Missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland,

 the working title of the four Pontifical mission societies, organizes the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches

 worldwide. We are invited to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy for confidential and non -committed information.

Pro Life Film: “Unplanned” which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country at the

 moment is getting very positive reviews. We are encouraging people to go and see it at your local cinema.

Meath Diocesan Pioneers: Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection for Pioneers this Sun 13th Oct from 2pm -6pm in Church of

the Nativity of Our Lady, Kilcormac. All are Welcome.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 Fancy Dress: Fancy Dress 25k Fun Cycle on Mon 28th Oct. Registration from 11.30am. Leaving DSLC at 12.30pm. Entry

 Fee €5.  We would appreciate if you can help on the day. Proceeds going towards Delvin Christmas Lights.

Year C                          Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      6th October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly. Mon 7th No Mass.  Tue 8th No Mass.  Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am John Leonard.  Sat 12th 6.30pm Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Sun 13th 11.00am George Hamilton & mother Eva.  Martin Smith.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 6th 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 13th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Angela Skerry. The Green, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €895.   Ren Fund: Weekly €360. Monthly €85.    Annual: €800.      

  Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th October, at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Parish Youth Group will be hosting a Coffee morning/Cake Sale after 11am Mass on Sun 13th Oct in Fatima. The money raised will help our young people to attend a Retreat in Donegal at the end of this month. We appreciate your support.

Bible Study: The next Session will be on Tue Oct 8th in Fatima.  All are Welcome.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Day for Life: This Sunday October 6th we celebrate “Day for Life”. The Catholic Bishops of Ireland, England, Wales and

 Scotland have chosen to focus on domestic abuse as the theme for Day for Life, 2019. We wish to raise awareness of the

 prevalence of this issue across our countries. Leaflets are available in the Churches for Day for Life.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”. Next Fri 11th will be Children’s Day of Mission Prayer.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

NET Ministries: We welcome a  new Team from NET Ministries to the parish. They will be working with young people and

 their families during the coming year. They will work here in the parish two days a week.

Renovation Fund:  The New Year  begins This Sunday Oct 6th . New Boxes have  been delivered. If you are new to the

 parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House on 044-9664127.

Adult  Ed. Group: Will be starting their Winter Programme on Tue 8th Oct at 10.30am. All members and new are welcome.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Athboy Community School: Open Night will be held on Wed night next Oct 9th . This is to allow members of the general

 public to view the new facilities and for the benefit of pupils who wish to enroll in First Year 2020/2021/

St. Patrick’s Hall: Dolmen Productions present “Weighing In” on Sat 12th Oct at 8pm in the Hall. Booking at 044-9664484.

Delvin Tidy Towns: We received 252 points in this years Tidy Towns Competition-an increase of 12 points from last year.

 The Committee would like to thank all who helped in anyway, but especially the Community Employment Workers  who

 ensure that the village looks impeccable at all times. Concluding Remarks from the Judges: Delvin is a handsome village

 with visually striking features and good interpretation on its history and architecture. The Committee needs to attract new

 members and look to their performance in the areas of Sustainability and Nature and Biodiversity.

Year C                          Twenty Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      29th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 28th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  James & Patricia Dolan.  Ezra  Mainwaring.  Sun 29th 11.00am Paddy & Bridie Duffy.

Mon 30th No Mass.  Tue 1st Oct No Mass.  Wed 2nd No Mass.  Thurs 3rd No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Brendan Mullen.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 29th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell  Wed 1st Oct No Mass.  Fri (First Friday) No Mass.  Sun 6th 9.30am Stan Smyth.

 Offertory Collection: €870.   Ren Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €320.    Annual: €120.      

  Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th October, at 8pm.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night in Fatima.  We will continue our study of  St. Matthew’s gospel in this session. Anybody who missed the previous two sessions are welcome to join the group on Tue night.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 27th Sept  -4th  Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney.  We pray for all who are traveling to

 Rome from the parish, especially the sick  this weekend.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Day for Life: Next Sunday October 6th we celebrate “Day for Life”. The Catholic Bishops of Ireland, England, Wales and

 Scotland have chosen to focus on domestic abuse as the theme for Day for Life, 2019. We wish to raise awareness of the

 prevalence of this issue across our countries.

Pilgrimage to Knock: A day in Honour of Our Lady  “Calling all Families” to Our Lady on Sat 5th Oct  in Knock Shrine at

 3pm.  Pilgrimage Mass,  followed by Holy Hour to pray for Priests, Bishops and their Dioceses. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

NET Ministries: A new Team from NET Ministries has started working in the parish. They will introduce themselves at

Masses this week-end.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end this weekend.. The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. New Boxes are been delivered. We thank the collectors for delivering the boxes.

Adult Ed. Group: Will be starting their Winter Programme on Tue 8th Oct at 10.30am. All members and new are welcome.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who supported Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a great success. Meeting next

 Wed Oct 2nd at 8pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Bring and Buy Sale: Will take place at Teresa Mc Cann and Martin Lynch home at Dardistown, Bracklyn next Sat 5th Oct

from 11am -3pm to raise funds for Delvin Hospice. All donations of clothes, bags, shoes are welcome.

     Year C                          Twenty Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      22nd  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Reilly. Sun 22nd 11.00am Thomas  (Tosh) Anderson.  Willie & Nicholas Bray.  Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 25th No Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Alan Geoghegan.  Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  James & Patricia Dolan.  Ezra  Mainwaring.  Sun 29th 11.00am Paddy & Bridie Duffy.

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 22nd 9.30am Ann Kiernan.  Wed 25th 9.30am Mass.. Sun 29th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell

 Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €300. Monthly €120.    Annual: €1,000.      

  Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study began last Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 29th Sept  -8th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. will be held at the

 at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

Mullingar Region Pioneer: Novena to Matt Talbot will take place on Wed 25th Sept at 7.30pm in Rochfortbridge Church.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are back in the Hall on Wednesday 25th September at 11am. Please note that we have changed

the day to Wednesday. Hope to see you all back after Summer Break.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed 25th September at 8pm.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

Music Workshop: For Choirs, Singers, Musicians and all who are interested in Church choir will take place in St. Paul’s

Church, Mullingar on Sat 28th Sept at 2.15pm. Dr. John O’ Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music at St. Patrick’s College,

 Maynooth will be directing the Workshop which will last until about 5pm.

Charity Dance: Will take place in the Hall on Fri 27th Sept from 9.30pm. Proceeds from the night will go to Pieta House.

Irish Cancer Society: Are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public

 hospitals nationwide. Contact Laura on 01-2310594, or email transport@irishcancer.ie

Anam Cara: The  organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tue 1st

Oct at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Please book before Mon 30th Sept on 085-2888888.

 

     Year C                          Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      15th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 14th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly MM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Shane Dugdale MM  Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th No Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Reilly. Sun 22nd 11.00am Thomas ( Tosh) Anderson.  Willie & Nicholas Bray.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 15th 9.30am Mary & Patrick Fox & DFM  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th 7.30pm Paddy Dugdale MM Sun 22nd 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

 Offertory Collection: €760.   Ren Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly €225.          

  Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. will be held at the

 at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Would like to thank all who supported and donated to the Coffee Morning held recently for

 the Missions. It was a great success.

The Holy Face of Jesus:  A Talk on the Holy Face of Jesus will be held at La Verna Centre, Ballinderry, Mullingar on

Thurs 19th September at 7.30pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Contemplative Retreat:  Takes  place from 20th -22nd September for Young Adults (18-40) in Dalgan Park, Navan.  Contact

 youthretreats@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Pedal Tractor Run, Cake Sale/ Coffee Morning will take place in the school this Sunday 15th September

 from 11.30am -1.30pm. All are Welcome.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 20th  Sept

 from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

Delvin Men’s Shed: Are having a Clothes Collection next Saturday 21st Sept from 10am -1pm in the GAA Park.

Music Workshop: For Choirs, Singers, Musicians and all who are interested in Church choir will take place in St. Paul’s

Church, Mullingar on Sat 28th Sept at 2.15pm. Dr. John O’ Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music at St. Patrick’s College,

 Maynooth will be directing the Workshop which will last until about 5pm.

  1. S. L. C. : The Committee would like to inform all who use the D. S. L. C that the lights have been turned on in the

 evening and will go out at 10.30pm.

Irish Cancer Society: Are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public

 hospitals nationwide. Contact Laura on 01-2310594, or email transport@irishcancer.ie

     Year C                          Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       8th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th Sept, 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard, Sun 8th Sept 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th No Mass.  Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly MM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Shane Dugdale MM

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 8th Sept, 9.30am Kathleen & Thomas Clinton.  Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 15th 9.30am Mary & Patrick Fox & DFM

 Offertory Collection: €930.   Ren Fund: Weekly €270. Monthly €90.          

  Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

Delvin Church Choir: Back singing  this Sunday 8th Sept for 11am Mass.  New members most welcome.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

The closing date for booking is September 7th.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Monday . We pray for all

pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by Bishop Tom Deenihan..

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Grandparents Pilgrimage: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place this Sun 8th September at Knock Shrine at

 2.30pm. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge

 the great contribution that grandparents make to Church, to family and to society in teaching and passing on the faith.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Monday 9th September at 8pm in the Hall.   

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 20th  Sept

 from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

  1. S. L. C. : The Committee would like to inform all who use the D. S. L. C that the lights have been turned on in the

 evening and will go out at 10.30pm.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th September. Live Music on the night.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Holy Spirit, by your light

you guide this world towards the Father’s love

and accompany creation as it groans in travail.

You also dwell in our hearts

and you inspire us to do what is good. Praise be to you!

     Year C                          Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                        1st September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 31st 6.30pm William Gilroy, Patricia Byrne.  Sun 1st 11.00am Bill & Kitty Donlon & Danny Gilmartin.

Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass,  Tues 3rd 9.30am Mass, Wed 4th No Mass, Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass, Fri 6th (First Friday) 7.30pm Thomas & Mgt Flanagan & DFM, Sat 7th Sept, 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard, Sun 8th Sept 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

  Sun 1st 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent, Wed 4th Sept 9.30am Mass, Fri (First Friday) 9.30am Mass (List of the Dead), Sat 7th Sept, 9.30am Tony & Mary Moran, Sun 8th Sept, 9.30am Kathleen & Michael Clinton

  1. I. P. Paddy Dugdale. Bracklyn, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €345. Monthly €105.          

  Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

 Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thurs 5th September at 8pm.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

Delvin Church Choir: Back singing on Sunday 8th Sept for 11am Mass.  New members most welcome.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

The closing date for booking is September 7th.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th September. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan: Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults (18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass,Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

The Messenger: Are offering a free Book for New Subscribers in the parishes of Meath Diocese. Poster on Notice Board.

School Re- Opening:  St. Ernan’s N. S will re-open on Mon 2nd Sept.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 6th September from

 9.30am -1pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking.  Hamper in Michael Leonard’s.  Lines cost €5.  

                                                            Prayer of Pope Francis

Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,

 you became part of this earth, and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.

Today you are alive in every creature in your risen glory.  Praise be to you!

 

     Year C                                   Twenty First  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         25th August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm John Comaskey. Sun 25th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan. Addinstown.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita Leavy & DFM.  Mon 26th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th No Mass.  Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 30th 9.30am Mass. 7pm Mass and burial of Ashes of Babs Moran.  Sat 31st 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Patricia Byrne.  Sun 1st 11.00am Bill & Kitty Donlon & Danny Gilmartin.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 25th 9.30am Colm Newman.  Frances Comaskey.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 1st 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent

  Offertory Collection: 15th August. €220.  Offertory Collection: €860.  Ren Fund: Weekly €555. Monthly €300.       Annual  €1,000.    

  Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

  Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat, Aug 31st . The cost of the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive at 087-9868125 after 2pm. Deposit of €20 when booking.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

The closing date for booking is September 7th . Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From  9th -14th September. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban  Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan: Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults(18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass, Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov. For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

The Messenger: Are running a free Book  for New Suscribers in the parishes of Meath Diocese. Poster on Notice Board.

School Re- Opening: St. Tola’s N. S will reopen on Thurs 29th Aug. St. Patrick’s ,Crowenstown will also reopen on Thurs

 29th Aug. St. Ernan’s N. S on Mon 2nd Sept.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed Aug 28th at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 6th September from

 9.30am -1pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking  for the cake sale. We will have the Draw for the Hamper

 that is on display in Michael Leonard’s  on the day.  Lines  cost  €5.  

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1st is designated as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below we include part of the Prayer of Pope

 Francis, taken from his encyclical Laudato Si ( 2015)

Father we praise you with all your creatures. They came forth from your all-powerful hand; they are yours, filled

 with your presence and your tender love. Praise be to you!

Year C                                      Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         18th  August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 17th 6.30pm Austin Nugent.  Sun 18th 11.00am Colin Clinton. Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st No Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.   Fri 23rd  9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm John Comaskey. Sun 25th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan. Addinstown.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita Leavy & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 18th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack. Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.

Sun 25th 9.30am Colm Newman.  Frances Comaskey.

  1. I. P. Shane Dugdale. Castletown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €440.  Delvin Cemetery: €2,025.  Funeral Mass Collection: €330.  Patron Day Offerings:            €1,135. 

  Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

  Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Cemetery Days: Many thanks to all who helped in preparation for Cemetery Days in Killulagh, Crowenstown and Delvin. Special thanks to the participants from Rural Social Scheme and Fas. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us. Thanks to the huge crowd that came to the Church.

Cemetery Extension: We hope to apply for planning permission for an extension to the Cemetery in a few weeks. A drawing of the proposed extension is on display in the Church, and is  also  on display in the cemetery.  Work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings last weekend.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat, Aug 31st . The cost of the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive at 087-9868125 after 2pm. Deposit of €20 when booking.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From  9th -14th September. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Study Theology by distance learning. Now enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on

 Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban  Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan:Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults(18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass, Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Delvin Parish Annual: Thanks to all who contributed to the 33rd Edition of the Parish Annual. Congratulations to the

 Editorial Committee.  Apologies for any errors or omissions in this issue. Any errors brought to our notice will be corrected

in a future issue. Thanks to the Ladies who helped with the sale of the parish Annual in the Church. Copies are on sale in

 Michael Leonard’s, or daybreak. Cost €8.