Year A                                       Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          12th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 11th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM. Sun 12th 11.00am Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.Mon 13th 9.30am. Tue 14th 9.30am. Wed 15th No Mass. Thurs 16th 9.30am. Fri 17th  9.30am Sat 18th 6.30pm James & Peg Robinson. T. J. & Kathleen O’ Driscoll. Sun 12th 11.00am Joe Cullen MM & Laetitia Cullen.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

 Sun 12th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass. Sun 19th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.

R. I. P. Pat Fox. Printinstown, Delvin. Sean Mangan. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €730.    Candlemas Offerings: €1,175.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

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

 11am Masses. We 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. Refreshments will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next two Fridays (Feb, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

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

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: This Saturday is World Day of the Sick. Please pray for all who are sick that day.

Religion in Schools: Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of

 denominational religion on the school admissions process”. The consultation runs until 20th February. The survey is

 available at www.education.ie.

Day for Grandpartents: A workshop for grandparents will be held in the Parish Centre, Castlepollard on Sat 4th March,

 from 10.30am-3.30pm. The purpose is to explore the role of grandparents in handing on the faith to their families,

 especially their grandchildren. The speaker will be Mr Eanna Johnson, Dublin. He is a grandfather, writer and lecturer who

has studied this topic for many years. All grandparents are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact the Parochial

House before Sunday February 26th or contact 087-9868125.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Will be in  the Hall  Tue 21st Feb at 10.30am.  All are Welcome.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 13th Feb from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Delvin Historical Society: Ruth Illingworth will give a lecture on “New Book on Westmeath” Thurs 23rd Feb at 8.30pm in

 Carmel Gaffney’s.  All are Welcome.

Comedy: Seamus O’ Rourke will appear in the  John Mc Manus one man Play entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall,

 Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Tickets available from Michael Leonard 044-9664484. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds. No

 Parking at the Hall for Safety Reasons.

Divine Mercy: Conference will take place in R. D. S., Dublin. Bus departing from Trim Church Car Park, Saturday 25th

Febuary at 8.30am. Please contact Rita on 085-7284600 to reserve a seat.

Riocht na Midhe: The launch will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by

 Thomas Pakenham on Tullynally,  the evolution of house and landscape. 1740-1840.

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Year A                                        Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          5th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 4th  Feb 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan. Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM. Mon 6th 9.30am Tue 7th 9.30am DFM Mc Gowan Family. Wed 8th No Mass. Thurs 9th 9.30am Fri 10th 9.30am.   Sat 11th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM. Sun 12th 11.00am Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 5th 9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM. Wed 8th 7.30pm Noel Fox. Sun 12th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde

Offertory Collection: €825.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €255. Monthly €205. Annual: €1,620.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

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

 11am Masses. We 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.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next three Fridays (Feb,10th, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up this Sun 5th Feb. Please use the envelope that  was distributed to you.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Saturday is World Day of the Sick. Please pray for all who are sick that day.

Religion in Schools: Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of

 denominational religion on the school admissions process”. The consultation runs until 20th February. The survey is

 available at www.education.ie.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Back in the Hall next Tue 7th Feb at 10.30am. and every 2 weeks after that. All are Welcome.

Delvin Parade Committee: Meeting in Fatima on Thurs 9th Feb at 8pm.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 13th Feb from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Comedy: Seamus O’ Rourke will appear in the  John Mc Manus one man Play entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall,

 Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Tickets available from Michael Leonard 044-9664484. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds.

Dalgan Park: This Sunday 5th February at 3pm Dalgan Park will be hosting an “Evening of Celestial Sounds” from the

 Scholar Cantorum, Mercy Convent, Navan and Ashbourne Parish. Tickets cost €15. students €5.

Divine Mercy: Conference will take place in R. D. S., Dublin. Bus departing from Trim Church Car Park, Saturday 25th

Febuary at 8.30am. Please contact Rita on 085-7284600 to reserve a seat.

Riocht na Midhe: Will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by Thomas

 Pakenham on Tullynally. The evolution of house and landscape.

Year A                                        Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          29th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 28th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan. Sun 29th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Joe Bray.  Mon 30th 9.30am . Tue 31st 9.30am. Wed 1st Feb No Mass. Thurs 2nd 9.30am.  Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 7.30pm.  Sat 4th Feb 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan. Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 29th 9.30am Dan Mulligan. Wed 1st 9.30am. Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 9.30am Mass.List of the Dead.   Sun 5th 9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM

R. I. P. Helen Kerr. sister of Jean Flynn. The Green, Delvin. Walter Carroll. Sheffield, England. brother of Imelda Keogh & Mervin Carroll. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €915.   Needs of the Diocese: €1,550. Ren. Fund: Weekly €230. Monthly €120. Annual: €200.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

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 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. Amount was €1,550.

Catholic Schools Week: Jan29th and Feb 3rd . Mass in St/Tola’s school on Thursday at 11am. Mass in Delvin Church on

 Friday at 2pm. Parents and family members are welcome to both Masses.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next five Fridays (Feb 3rd,10th, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Feast of St. Brigid: St. Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at 9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Wednesday morning.

Feast of the Presentation; Candles for use in the home will be blessed during 9.30am Mass in Delvin on Thurs 2nd Feb.

Feast of St. Blaise; There will be blessing of the Throats on Fri 3rd Feb in Killulagh after 9.30am Mass and in Delvin after

 7.30pm Mass.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday 2nd Feb at 8pm.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up next Sun 5th Feb. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2017 will take place in the three schools of the parish during

 the week 30th Jan -3rd Feb. Call to the school between 2pm and 3pm and complete enrolment form.

Crowenstown N. S. Open Day this Sun 29th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Many thanks for all who supported and helped. Total amount raised was €3,000.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 30th Jan from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Would like to thank Parents, Staff and children from Peter Pans Pre- School for their kind donation,

 also Miss Smyths Class from St. Tola’s St. Ernan’s for their food hampers and everyone who supported throughout the year

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

Westmeath Community Development: Invites expressions of interest from Community Groups on Economic

 Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation before 31st January. Contact 044-9348571

 

Year A                                        Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                          22nd January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 21st 6.30pm Ann, Belinda, Tony Hearne. Tom Hickey. Sun 22nd 11am Nancy Lenihan MM Tue 24th 9.30am Larry Allen. Wed 25th No Mass. Thurs 26th 9.30am.  Fri 27th 9.30am Anthony Mc Cormack & DFM  Sat 28th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan. Sun 29th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Joe Bray.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 22nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent  Wed 25th 9.30am.  Sun 29th 9.30am Dan Mulligan.

R. I. P. Joe Cullen. Crowenstown, Delvin. Martin Mc Hale. brother of the late Pat Mc Hale. Ballyowen. who died in Australia.

Offertory Collection: €870.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €75.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up this weekend 22nd 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 this Parish is €5,400.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 18th 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 Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your

 support as always will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds going to Irish Cancer Society and Northwestmeath Hospice.

Catholic Schools Week: Will be held between Jan 29th and Feb 3rd . Information about activities during the week will be

available for the schools.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2017 will take place in the three schools of the parish during

 the week 30th Jan -3rd Feb. Call to the school between 2pm and 3pm and complete enrolment form.

St. Ernan’s N. S. Open Evening next Mon 23rd Jan from 6.30pm-8pm in the School. All are Welcome.

  1. Tola’s N. S. Open Evening in the School on Wed 25th Jan from 6pm- 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Crowenstown N. S. Open Day on Sun 29th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

Delvin Historical Society: A talk on the Life of Sr. Faustina Kowalska of Divine Mercy will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s

 on Thurs 26th Jan at 8pm. Speakers Fr. Eamonn O’ Driscoll and Liam Tiernan. Adm €3. All Welcome.

Delvin Parade: Committee Meeting in Fatima next Thurs 26th Jan at 8pm.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration night on Mon 30th Jan from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

St. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan: Leaving Cert History Syllabus by Dr. Patrick Callan Thurs Jan 26th at 8pm.

Westmeath Community Development: Invites expressions of interest from Community Groups on Economic

 Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation before 31st January. Contact 044-9348571

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Year A                                        Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                           15th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 14th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Frank Brady.Sun 15th 11.00am Anne Sheridan. Mon 16th 9.30am. Tue 17th 9.30am Tom Manny. Wed 18th No Mass. Thurs 19th 9.30am Fri 20th 9.30am. Sat 21st 6.30pm Ann, Belinda, Tony Hearne. Tom Hickey. Sun 22nd 11am Nancy Lenihan MM

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 15th 9.30am Chris Callaghan. Wed 18th 9.30am Sun 22nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent

Offertory Collection: €725.   6th Jan €405. Needs of the Diocese: €965.Ren. Fund: Weekly €320. Monthly €140. Annual: €950.

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

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Sunday January 15th is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up next weekend 22nd 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 this Parish is €5,400.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 18th 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 Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting in Fatima next Thurs 19th Jan at 8.30pm

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds going to Irish Cancer Society and Northwestmeath Hospice.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind: Would like to thank Oliver & Olive Moran who raised €217. for the Blind with their

 Christmas Lights display at their home.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

Chjiropodist: Will be in attendance at St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri 20th Jan from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Contact 087-7723245.

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

Family Carers Ireland: Are proving QQ1 level 5 Healthcare Support. One day workshops. Contact 057-9322920.

Bishops’ Visit to the Holy See: Members of the Bishops’Conference will travel to Rome from 15th January for their

 Ad Limina visit to the Holy See.The bishops’ pilgrimage will include an audience with Pope Francis, meetings with

 senior members of the Roman Curia and visits to a number of holy sites. The bishops’ pilgrimage is historically

 known as the Ad Limina Apostolorum visit or “to the threshold of the Apostles”-a reference to the pilgrimage to the

 tombs of Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make, and this normally takes place every five years.

 

Year A                                                     Baptism of the Lord                                           8th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 7th 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny, & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 8th 11.00am Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune.

Mon 9th 9.30am Edward & Anastasia Curran. Tue 10th 9.30am Mass Wed 11th No Mass. Thurs 12th 9.30 Mass. Fri 13th 9.30am Mass. Sat 14th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Frank Brady. Sun 15th 11.00am Anne Sheridan.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 8th 9.30am Margaret Manny. Sun 15th 9.30am Chris Callaghan

R. I. P. Rose Murphy. Coleraine, Derry. sister of Brendan, Willie and Des Mullen. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €965.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €515. Monthly €195. Annual: €1,350.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this weekend 8th January and Sun

 22nd 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 this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated.

Delvin Parade: Committee meeting on Thursday 12th January in Fatima at 8pm.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th January from 8pm-11.30pm.

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Infotmation Morning on Sat 14th Jan from 10am-1pm. Contact 042-9370208.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sunday 15th January.

For this reason, on the occasion of the annualWorld Day of Migrants and Refugees. I feel compelled to draw

 attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of

 the young who, in a threefold way, are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to

 protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their

 homeland and are separated from their families.                           Message from Pope Francis.

Important Dates for 2017.

1st March. Ash Wednesday                                        6th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

3rd March. Confirmation                                            7th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

16th April, Easter Sunday.                                          12th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

20th May, First Holy Communion                              3rd December, First Sunday of Advent

4th June, Pentecost Sunday

 

Church Holy Days

  1. Patrick 17th March.                                               All Saints 1st November

Assumption 15th August.                                Immaculate Conception. 8th December                                 

                                                                        Christmas Day                25th December

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 31st 6.30pm Pauline & Joseph Tierney.  Bill Anderson.  Sun 1st Jan 11.00am Joe Reilly MM. Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass. Tue 3rd  9.30am Mass. Wed 4th No Mass. Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass. Fri 6th Jan ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mary Dillon  7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke. Robinstown. John & Anna Vaughan & DFM. Sat 7th 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny, & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 8th 11.00am Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune.

Please Note: There will be no Vigil Mass on Thursday 5th Jan. Evening Mass on Fri 6th at 7.30pm.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 1st Jan 9.30am Ursula King. Charlie Doyle MM Wed 4th 9.30am Mass. Fri 6th Jan ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 8th 9.30am Margaret Manny.

Christmas Offertory Collection: €2,410.   Christmas Offerings: €6,085.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick  on Sun 1st January at 10.30am. The

 Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Feast of the Epiphany: Next Friday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Mass will be in Killulagh at 9.30am and in

 Delvin at 11am. It is also the First Friday so Mass will be in Delvin at 7.30pm that evening.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Moynalty Parish: Concert in Moynalty Church on Fri 6th January at 8pm. . Tickets cost €25. Poster on Notice Board.

World Day of Peace: This Sunday is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming

 year.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 8th January and Sun 22nd

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 this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th January from 8pm-11.30pm.

New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2017. Thanks to everybody for their

 generosity and support in the past year.

Important Dates for 2017.

1st March. Ash Wednesday                                        6th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

3rd March. Confirmation                                            7th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

16th April, Easter Sunday.                                          12th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

20th May, First Holy Communion

4th June, Pentecost Sunday

 

                                                                                                                                                                                      Year A                                                 The Nativity of Our Lord                                  25th December, 2016

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 24th 6.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass. Sun 25th 11.00am Christmas Day Mass. Mon 26th 10.00am. Lil, Dick, Jimmy, Baby Patrick Mullen. Ailish & Eddie Mahon. DFM Moore Family. Wed 28th  No Mass. Thurs 29th  10.00am Mass. Fri 30th 10.00am Larry Murtagh. Sat 31st 6.30pm Pauline & Joseph Tierney.  Bill Anderson.  Sun 1st Jan 11.00am Joe Reilly MM.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 25th 9.30am Christmas Day Mass. Wed 28th 10.00am Mass. Sun 1st Jan 9.30am Ursula King. Charlie Doyle MM

R. I. P. Nancy Lenihan. Bells Hollow. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €790.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €390. Monthly: €175.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, No Evening Adoration. Please note change of Time on Monday, as it is St. Stephen’s Day. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.30am-11.30am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Tom Anthony Fallon. . Nathan Marti Durkin.  Edward Patrick Dillon. Adam Anthony Clune.  Eimear Mary Cassidy.  Rosie Margaret Clune.  Ronan Price.  Kayleigh Jane Murtagh- Smith. Thomas Ledwith. Skye Annaleise Aughey. Hannah Mae Ledwith. 

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 1st January. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. We thank you all for the fundraising and support we

 get every year. We appreciate it.

Delvin Friendship Club: Wish all our Members and Friends a very Happy Christmas. Thanks for all your help and support.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm will be 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 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.

Christmas

On this night, like a burst of brilliant light, there rings out the proclamation of the Apostle. “Gods grace has been

 revealed, and it has made salvation possible for the whole human race”. The grace which was revealed in our world

 is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey.

He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace. the mercy, and the tender

 love of the Father. Jesus is Love incarnate.                                     Pope Francis.

 

Year A                                                 Fourth Sunday of Advent                                   18th December, 2016

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 17th Dec 6.30pm Nancy Neville, Sun 18th Dec 11.00am Joe Greville.  Mon 19th 9.30am. Tue 20th 9.30am. Wed 21st No Mass. Thurs 22nd 9.30am. Fri 23rd 9.30am Tommy Cunneen. Sat 24th 6.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass. Sun 25th 11.00am Christmas Day Mass

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 18th Dec 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy, Pat McHale. Wed 21st 9.30am. Sun 25th 9.30am Christmas Day Mass.

R. I. P. Philomena Forde. sister of Bernadette Darby, |Mabestown. who died in Dublin.

Offertory Collection: €685.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly: €120.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This Advent, Be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness.

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.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 1st January. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Choir Practice: There will be a Choir Practice on Mon night at 8pm in Delvin Church. Please attend.

Online Advent Calendar: The Bishops Conference has prepared an online Advent Calendar with an audio thought for

 each day. The Calendar will be available at www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Thanks to everyone for their generous donations of goods and money. Amount was €1,314.

Christmas Confessions: Prayer Service and Confessions in  Delvin on Tuesday 20th Dec at 7.30pm. In Clonmellon on

 Wednesday 21st Dec at 7.30pm. Visiting Priests will attend.

Christmas Eve:

Killulagh Church at 12noon.                        Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm will be in Delvin Church

Christmas Day: 9.30am in Killulagh.                     11.00am in Delvin.

 

The Coming of Jesus.

In fact, the Lord comes twice. His first coming is what we are about to commemorate, his physical birth. Then, he

 will come at the end of time, at the close of history. However, St. Bernard tells us that there is a third coming

 of the Lord: his coming o us each day: each day, the Lord visits his Church. He visits each one of us. And our soul

 also enters into his likeness: our soul comes to resemble the Church: our soul comes to resemble Mary. Therefore,

our souls are waiting in anticipation for the coming of the Lord, open souls calling out: Come, Lord! Over the course

 of these days the Holy Spirit moves in the heart of each one of us, forming this prayer within us: come, come.

                                                                                                                          Pope Francis.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 10th  Dec 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’Shaughnessy,   Sun 11th 11.00am Mass,  Mon 12th  9.30am Mass,  Tue 13th  9.30am Patrick & Mgt Farrelly & DFM,   Wed 14th No Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am  May, John & Paddy Mullen, Fri 16th 9.30am.  Mass, Sat 17th Dec 6.30pm Nancy Neville, Sun 18th Dec 11.00am Joe Greville

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun  11th Dec  9.30am Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan,  Pala Sheerin, father Joseph and Paddy Gillick,  Wed 13th  7.30pm Deceased members of Choir,  Sun 18th Dec 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy, Pat McHale

 

R.I.P.  Joe Reilly, Ballyhealy

Offertory Collection: €730.  8th December: €265.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €345. Monthly: €125. Annual  €250.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. This Advent, Be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness.

Retreat: Retreat for Young Adults (18-30. Married Life? Priesthood?/ Single Life? Religious Life? on Sat 10th Dec from

 9.30am-5pm. in Dalgan Park, Navan. Contact Fr. Joe at 086-6036506, Sr. Una at 90-6481666.

First Communion: The date for First Communion will be Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

Vocations: The Diocesan Vocations Team have produced a Calendar to help in promoting vocations to the priesthood.

Calendars will be on sale after Mass. Cost €5.

Youth 2000 Retreat: Takes place in Newbridge College from 16th -18th Dec. Ages 16-35yrs. Poster on Notice Board.

Killulagh Crib:The amount contributed last weekend was €435. Many Thanks for your donations. If anybody would still

like to make a donation they can do so this weekend.

Online Advent Calendar: The Bishops Conference has prepared an online Advent Calendar with an audio thought for

 each day. The Calendar will be available at www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place on Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec. This year we will have boxes

available for donations of dry goods, or tinned food to go towards Food Hamper. Your support will be much appreciated.

Mullingar Choral Society: Will host their Annual Christmas Concert in Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 11th Dec at 7pm.

Family Carers Ireland: Are providing QQ1 Level 5 Care Skills on 8th Dec and a one day Stress Management Course on 1st

Dec in Tullamore. Further information contact 057-9322920.

St. Finian 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 did in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland. His feast day is on

Monday 12th December.

 

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 3rd Dec 6.30pm Kevin Bray.   Jimmy & Ettie Bray.   Sun 4th 11.00am Karl Quinn. Mon 5th 9.30am Kitty Bray, brother Stephen & sister Mary. Tue 6th 9.30am David Anderson.  Wed 7th 7.30pm Martin & Julia Kineavey. sons Martin, Christy & Tommy. Thurs 8th Dec ( Feast of The Immaculate Conception) 11.00am. Joe Gaffney. Printinstown.  Fri 9th Dec 9.30am Margaret & Michael Malone.  Sat 10th Dec 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy. Sun 11th Dec 11.00am Mass

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun    4th Dec  9.30am Mary & James Nugent & son Sean. Wed 7th No Mass. Thurs 8th Dec ( Feast of The Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass  in St. Tola’s School.   Sun 11th Dec 9.30am Pala Sheerin, father Joseph & Paddy Gillick. 

Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan.             -

Offertory Collection: €840. Ren. Fund: Weekly €310. Monthly: €140.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness.

Retreat: Retreat for Young Adults (18-30. Married Life? Priesthood?/ Single Life? Religious Life? on Sat 10th Dec from

 9.30am-5pm. in Dalgan Park, Navan. Contact Fr. Joe at 086-6036506, Sr. Una at 90-6481666.

First Communion: The date for First Communion will be Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

Vocations: The Diocesan Vocations Team have produced a Calender to help in promoting vocations to the priesthood.

Calenders will be on sale after Mass. Cost €5.

Youth 2000 Retreat: Takes place in Newbridge College from 16th -18th Dec. Ages 16-35yrs. Poster on Notice Board.

Killulagh Crib: The figures for Killulagh Crib were damaged over the years. They have been beautifully restored by an

 artist. The cost is €800. If anybody would like to make a donation towards the cost we would appreciate it. Donations will be

 taken up this Sunday.

Online Advent Calendar: The Bishops Conference has prepared an online Advent Calender  with an audio thought for

 each day. The Calender will be available at www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place next Sunday 11th Dec at 12.30pm.

Laurence Ginnell: In conjunction with Westmeath Co. Council and present members of Ginnell Family are unveiling a

 plaque to Laurence Ginnell this Sun 4th Dec after 11am Mass at Delvin Castle, Main St. A talk by Paul Hughes on

 Laurence Ginnell will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s after unveiling.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place on Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec. This year we will have boxes

available for donations of dry goods, or tinned food to go towards Food Hamper. Your support will be much appreciated.

Mullingar Choral Society: Will host their Annual Christmas Concert in Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 11th Dec at 7pm.

Irish Kidney Association: Belated thanks to all who contributed to collection. Amount was €180.

Family Carers Ireland: Are providing QQ1 Level 5 Care Skills on 8th Dec and a one day Stress Management Course on 1st

Dec in Tullamore. Further information contact 057-9322920.

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 26th  Nov 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.    Patrick Lynch. Gretta Mc Donnell MM. Sun   27th Nov 11.00am William & Catherine Sherlock.  Mon 28th 9.30am  Tue 29th No Mass.  Thurs 1st Dec 9.30am Billy Moran & DFM     Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney.   Tom, May & Sean Fay.

Sat 3rd Dec 6.30pm Kevin Bray.   Jimmy & Ettie Bray.   Sun 4th 11.00am Mass

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 27th Nov. 9.30am Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.  Wed 30th 9.30am. Fri(First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.

Sun    4th Dec  9.30am Mary & James Nugent & son Sean.                 -

R. I. P. Phyllis Quigley. Culmullen. sister of Bernie Carolan. Ballyhealy, Delvin. Charlie Doyle. Ballyowen.

Offertory Collection: €700. Ren. Fund: Weekly €290. Monthly: €120.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-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 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thursday 1st Dec at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Retreat: Retreat for Young Adults (18-30. Married Life? Priesthood?/ Single Life? Religious Life? on Sat 10th Dec from

 9.30am-5pm. in Dalgan Park, Navan. Contact Fr. Joe at 086-6036506, Sr. Una at 90-6481666.

First Communion: The date for First Communion will be Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

Vocations: The Diocesan Vocations Team have produced a Calender to help in promoting vocations to the priesthood.

Calenders will be on sale after Mass. Cost €5.

Killulagh Crib: The figures for Killulagh Crib were damaged over the years. They have been beautifully restored by an

 artist. The cost is €800. If anybody would like to make a donation towards the cost we would appreciate it. Donations will be

 taken up next Sunday.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

Laurence Ginnell: In conjunction with Westmeath Co. Council and present members of Ginnell Family are unveiling a

 plaque to Laurence Ginnell on Sun 4th Dec after 11am Mass at Delvin Castle, Main St. A talk by Paul Hughes on

 Laurence Ginnell will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s after unveiling.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11th Dec in the Hall. Any member who was not at the

 Club on Thursday last and would like to go please contact Alice before  Friday 2nd Dec. 087-4147871.

Christmas Fair:Takes place on Sat 3rd Dec from 12noon-4pm in Casey’s House, Drumcree. In aid of Delvin Hospice.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place on Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec. This year we will have boxes

available for donations of dry goods, or tinned food to go towards Food Hamper. Your support will be much appreciated.

Delvin G. A. A.: Annual Draw will take place on Sat 3rd Dec in Blue Hackle Inn.

Teagasc: Cross Compliance Information Meeting for farmers on Dec 2nd on the farm of John & Philip Dickson Moate.

Irish Wheelchair Association: Thanks to all who contributed to collection in September last. Amount was €264.

Family Carers Ireland: Are providing QQ1 Level 5 Care Skills on 8th Dec and a one day Stress Management Course on 1st

Dec in Tullamore. Further information contact 057-9322920.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat   19th Nov  6.30pm Maggie Kenny.   Sun 20th 11.00am Ger & Marie Sherwin  Mon 21st Nov. 9.30am Mass      Tue 22nd Nov. 9.30am James & Mary Gaffney..Wed 23rd Nov. 7.30pm Amy Sheridan. Laura Finnucane.( Southill View, Hse) MM.  Thurs 24th 9.30am.  Fri   25th Nov. 9.30am. Sat 26th  Nov 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  

 Patrick Lynch. Gretta Mc Donnell MM. Sun   27th Nov 11.00am William & Catherine Sherlock

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 20th 9.30am Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton.    Richard, Mary & Marian Monaghan.  Wed 23rd No Mass.

Sun 27th 9.30am Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.            -

R. I. P. Mai Mc Givney. Coolarty, Granard. mother of Teresa Feery. Castletown, Delvin. Anthony Nugent. Kinnegad.  native of Fortview, Bracklyn. who was interred in Clonard  Saturday.

Offertory Collection: €745. Ren. Fund: Weekly €865. Monthly: €230. Annual: €500.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday we celebrate Christ as a crucified King. There will be Adoration in Delvin Church from 4pm-5pm. We hope you will come and attend the Hour of Adoration.

The Year of Mercy: The year ends with Ceremonies in Rome led by Pope Francis this weekend. We pray that we may continue to experience mercy and show mercy to one another in the future. In the words of Pope Francis “May the Church echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message  and a sign of pardon, strength, aid and love. May she never tire of extending Mercy and be ever patient in offering compassion and comfort.”

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 25th Nov at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Instruction on Burial of the Dead:  New Guidelines have been issued by the Vatican about burial of the Dead and

 Conservation of ashes in the case of Cremation. A copy of guidelines can be obtained from the Parochial House. They can

 also be viewed on the Vatican website.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

St. Tola’s N. S. :Bring and Buy this Sun 20th 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.

Laurence Ginnell: In conjunction with Westmeath Co. Council and present members of Ginnell Family are unveiling a

 plaque to Laurence Ginnell on Sun 4th Dec after 11am Mass at Delvin Castle, Main St. A talk by Paul Hughes on

 Laurence Ginnell will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s after unveiling.

Delvin Friendship Club: Usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thursday Nov 24th starting at 11am.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads this Sunday  20th

November at our Masses.

Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit: Are holding their yearly Ecumenical Service on Thurs 24th Nov at 7pm in Cluain Lir

 Nursing Unit. All are welcome to attend.

Delvin Christmas Craft Fair: Takes place next Sun 27th Nov from 11am-6pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin.

Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Centre: Delvin Mart on Tue 22nd Nov from 9.30am-3.30pm. Poster on Notice Board.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat  12th Nov 6.30pm  John Fitzpatrick.        Sun 13th Nov   11.00am Walter Casserly & granddaughter Niamh. 

John & Mary Hartnett.

Mon 14h Nov. No Mass Tue 15h Nov. No Mass.Wed 16h Nov. No Mass. Thurs 17th Nov. No Mass Fri 18th Nov. No Mass

Sat   19th Nov  6.30pm Maggie Kenny.                Sun 20th 11.00am Ger & Marie Sherwin

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sunday  Sun 13th Nov 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully. Christopher Fenlon.  Wed 16th No Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am

 Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton.    Richard, Mary & Marian Monaghan.                                -

R. I. P. John Reilly. Collinstown. father of Susan Sheerin. Hiskinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €660. November Offerings: €2,375.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 25th Nov at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Priory Institute: Online Advent Retreat. Would you like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas from the comfort of

your own home?. Application deadline 22nd Nov. Cost €30. Contact 01-4048132.

Instruction on Burial of the Dead:  New Guidelines have been issued by the Vatican about burial of the Dead and

 Conservation of ashes in the case of Cremation. A copy of guidelines can be obtained from the Parochial House. They can

 also be viewed on the Vatican website.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Second Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am.   

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy on Sun 20th 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.

Laurence Ginnell: In conjunction with Westmeath Co. Council and present members of Ginnell Family are unveiling a

 plaque to Laurence Ginnell on Sun 4th Dec after 11am Mass at Delvin Castle, Main St. A talk by Paul Hughes on

 Laurence Ginnell will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s after unveiling.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thurs next Nov 17th at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 this

 Sun 13th Nov.

Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit: Are holding their yearly Ecumenical Service on Thurs 24th Nov at 7pm in Cluain Lir

 Nursing Unit. All are welcome to attend.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Tue 15th Nov from 6pm-9pm. Further information contact 046-9487894.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture on Daniel Beaufort “A Man of Many Parts”. in St. Mary’s Church of

 Ireland, Navan on Thurs 17th Nov at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

Offertory Collection: €660. November Offerings: €2,375.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 25th Nov at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Priory Institute: Online Advent Retreat. Would you like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas from the comfort of

your own home?. Application deadline 22nd Nov. Cost €30. Contact 01-4048132.

Instruction on Burial of the Dead:  New Guidelines have been issued by the Vatican about burial of the Dead and

 Conservation of ashes in the case of Cremation. A copy of guidelines can be obtained from the Parochial House. They can

 also be viewed on the Vatican website.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Second Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am.   

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy on Sun 20th 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.

Laurence Ginnell: In conjunction with Westmeath Co. Council and present members of Ginnell Family are unveiling a

 plaque to Laurence Ginnell on Sun 4th Dec after 11am Mass at Delvin Castle, Main St. A talk by Paul Hughes on

 Laurence Ginnell will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s after unveiling.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thurs next Nov 17th at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 this

 Sun 13th Nov.

Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit: Are holding their yearly Ecumenical Service on Thurs 24th Nov at 7pm in Cluain Lir

 Nursing Unit. All are welcome to attend.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Tue 15th Nov from 6pm-9pm. Further information contact 046-9487894.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture on Daniel Beaufort “A Man of Many Parts”. in St. Mary’s Church of

 Ireland, Navan on Thurs 17th Nov at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat  5th Nov 6.30pm Kevin Murphy.     Sun  6th Nov   11.00am Sean Connolly, son Gerard. Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty.

Mon 7th Nov. 9.30am. Tue 8th Nov. 9.30am. Wed 9th Nov. No Mass. Thurs 10th Nov. 9.30am. Fri 11th Nov. 9.30am.

Sat  12th Nov 6.30pm  John Fitzpatrick.        Sun 13th Nov   11.00am Walter Casserly & granddaughter Niamh. 

John & Mary Hartnett.

Confessions:          6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sunday   6th Nov. 9.30am John & Nancy Barry. Wed 9th Nov. 9.30am.  Sun 13th Nov 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully.   

Sr. Concepta Murphy & DFM of the Macken Family.         

R. I. P. Gretta Mc Donnell. Billistown Houise. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €915. Ren. Fund: Weekly. €325. Monthly. €175. Annual: €250.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 this weekend. 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 25th Nov at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Priory Institute: Online Advent Retreat. Would you like to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas from the comfort of

your own home?. Application deadline 22nd Nov. Cost €30. Contact 01-4048132.

Instruction on Burial of the Dead:  New Guidelines have been issued by the Vatican about burial of the Dead and

 Conservation of ashes in the case of Cremation. A copy of guidelines can be obtained from the Parochial House. They can

 also be viewed on the Vatican website.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Second Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am. The next meeting will on Tue 8th Nov.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to the huge crowd who turned up for the Presentation Night on Wed . The amount of

 money handed over to Mr. John Shaw was €21,318.00.. Thanks to the Inland Bikers who did a fundraiser for the

 Hospice and  handed over €3,800 on the night. Thanks to all the  people from Delvin and surrounding areas who helped us

 fundraise this money throughout the year.   

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place on 8th Nov and 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: A charity who support anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby/ babies

 through miscarriage. Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 Sun 12th Nov.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Tue 15th Nov from 6pm-9pm. Further information contact 046-9487894.

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Will hold Family Open Days on Fri 11th & Sat 12th Nov. with welcome talks taking place

 at 10am, 11am and 12noon. Further info contact 042-9370208.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture on Daniel Beaufort “A Man of Many Parts”. in St. Mary’s Church of

 Ireland, Navan on Thurs 17th Nov at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat         29th Oct    6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh

Sun        30th Oct   11.00am Andrew Geoghegan & Perrick Family

Mon       31st Oct    7.30pm. Tue ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am. Wed ( Feast of All Souls 7.30pm. Mass for the New List of the Dead.      Thurs  No Mass.   Fri   4th Nov  7.30pm Ernie & Peggy Lenihan. ( First Friday). Sat 5th Nov 6.30pm Kevin Murphy. Sun         6th Nov   11.00am Sean Connolly, son Gerard. Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty.

Confessions:          6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sunday   30th Oct 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton. Tue 1st Nov (Feast of All Saints 9.30am. Wed 2nd Nov 9.30am New List of the Dead  Fri 4th Nov ( First Friday) 9.30am. List of the Dead.   Sunday   6th Nov. 9.30am John & Nancy Barry                          

Offertory Collection: Mission Sunday  €1,505. Ren. Fund: Weekly. €490. Monthly. €190.

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents .with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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.

Mission Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last weekend.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are been distributed at the moment. They should be returned by Nov 2nd Mass for the New List of the Dead will be celebrated on Wed 2nd Nov at 9.30am in Killulagh and 7.30pm in Delvin.

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 weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 3rd Nov at 8pm.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Collection for Haiti: The people of Haiti have suffered greatly as a result of a recent hurricane. Already €25,000 has been

sent by the Diocese of Meath to relieve suffering in Haiti. Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last Sunday.

Anybody who would still like to contribute can do so this weekend.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Second Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am. The next meeting will on Tue 8th Nov.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation Night to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed next Nov 2nd  at 8.30pm  in

Dolores Gaffney’s. All are welcome. 

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place on 8th Nov and 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: A charity who support anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby/ babies

 through miscarriage. Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 Sun 12th Nov.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Tue 15th Nov from 6pm-9pm. Further information contact 046-9487894.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Saturday 23rd Oct   6.30pm Tommy Timmons

Sunday   24th Oct    11.0am Thomas Anderson MM.   Michael Mullally.

Monday 9.30am, Tuesday  9.30 am, Thursday 9.30 am. Friday 9.30 am.

Sat         29th Oct    6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh

Sat         30th Oct   11.00am Andrew Geoghegan & Perrick Family

Confessions:          6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sunday   23rd Oct 9.30am Joe Callan

Wednesday          9.30am 

Sunday   30th Oct 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton                                                                                                         

Offertory Collection: €900. Ren. Fund: Weekly. €340. Monthly. €230. Annual: €500.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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.

Mission Sunday: This Sunday is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide. The theme for Mission Sunday is “Every Christian is a Missionary”. 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. The Offertory Collection next weekend will be for the support of the Church’s missionary work.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Renewal Events until end of November at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board with details.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Secon Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am. The next meeting will on Tue next 25th Oct.

 All new members are very welcome.

  1. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place on 8th nov and 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Collinstown/Fore Parish: Monster Bingo in Park Hotel. Mullingar this Sun 23rd Oct at 3pm. In aid of Restoration Fund.

Family Carers Ireland: QQ1 Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care and Palliative Care Modules on 26th & 27th Oct.

Contact Training Dept on 057-9370221.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: A charity who support anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby/ babies

 through miscarriage. Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 Sun 12th Nov.

Mission Sunday

“The proclamation of the Gospel is the primary and perpetual concern of the Church: it is

 her essential task, her greatest challenge and the source of her renewal.”

                                                                                                                                                       Pope Francis

R. I.P.  Amy Sheridan. Ballinagh, Cavan. Laura Finnucane. Southill, Delvin. late of Greystones, Wicklow.

Offertory Collection: €915. Ren. Fund: Weekly. €255. Monthly. €215. Annual: €250.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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.

Mission Sunday: Next Sunday 23rd October is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide. The theme for Mission Sunday is 2Every Christian is a Missionary”. 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. The Offertory Collection next weekend will be for the support of the Church’s missionary work.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Renewal Events until end of November at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board with details.

Family Mass: We would like to organise a Family Mass in the near future. We need a Music Group to lead the singing at

 this Mass. We invite singers and musicians who are willing to help to contact Eamonn Clancy (044-9664658). Laura O’

Neill (086-3642363) or the Parochial House.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet every Secon Tuesday in the Hall at 10.30am. The next meeting will on Tue 25th Oct. All

 new members are very welcome.

  1. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at

 044-9664931 for further information.

Understanding Youth Mental Health: Workshops takes place on 8th nov and 29th Nov. Contact 046-9071702.

Westmeath Branch of Diabetes Association: There will be in Information Evening on Diabetes held in Annesbrook Hotel,

Mullingar on Tue 18th Oct at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Collinstown/Fore Parish: Monster Bingo in Park Hotel. Mullingar Sun 23rd Oct at 3pm. In aid of Restoration Fund.

Family Carers Ireland: Family Carers are providing a 1 day diabetes workshop on 21st Oct in Tullamore. And QQ1 Level 5

 Activities of Living Patient Care and Palliative Care Modules on 26th & 27th Oct. Contact Training Dept on 057-9370221.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: A charity who support anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby/ babies

 through miscarriage. Annual Service of Remembrance in St. Teresa’ Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8 Sun 12th Nov.

Anam Cara: Organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tue 18th Oct

 from 7.30pm-9.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Further information contact 01-4045378.

Next Sunday’s Readings.  Sir 35 12-14, 16-18.  2 Tm 4 6-8, 16-18.  Lk 18:9-14

Saints of the Week

Sun 16th Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  St.Gall, St. Margaret Mary, St. Hedwig, St. Gerartd Majella.

 Mon 17th St. Ignatius of Antioch.  Tue 18th St. Luke, evangelist.  Wed 19th St. Paul of the Cross.  Thurs 20th St. Irene.

  Sat 22nd St. John Paul 11

     Year C                                                         First Sunday of Lent                                    14th February, 2016

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 11.00am  

Monday 9.30am, Tuesday  9.30 a.m, Thursday 9.30 a.m. Friday 9.30 a.m.

Confessions:6.00pm      

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sunday 9.30am    

Wednesday 9.30am

                                                                                                               

R. I. P. Gerry Kiersey. Stoneyford Park, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €830. Candlemas Offerings: €1,230.

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 8th March at 8pm.

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them to  prepare them 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 Candlemas Offerings last weekend.

Marriage Celebration: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at the 9.30am and 11am Masses. We 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.

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.

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

 7.30pm. Mass in Killulagh will be at 7.30pm on Wed and 9.30am on Thurs. They will start from this Mon 15th Feb.

First Communion: Preparation Meetings for parents and children on Mon 22nd and 29th February and 7th March. The next

 session of Do This in Memory will be on Saturday next, February 20th at Vigil mass in Delvin. (6.30pm).

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 3rd Oct-7th Oct. It will be led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. If you are interested in going,

please contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Crucifix and Prayer Card: We are inviting homes to take a Crucifix and Prayer Card for a week during Lent. If you would

 like to be included please sign your name and contact number on a sheet at the back of the Church. The following people are

 taking the Card and Crucifix this weekend. Delvin: Vigil. Mairead Mc Grath. Kathleen Gilroy. Sunday Marie Bray. Marie

 Anderson. Killulagh: Geraldine Fallon. Alison Mc Clair.

Delvin Handball Club: A. G. M. will take place in Meeting Room on Mon next Feb 15th at 8.30pm. Please attend.

Delvin Friendship Club: A.G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thurs Feb 18th at 8.30pm. Please attend

Delvin Historical Society: Are holding a Lecture on “Women in the 1916 Rising” by Ruth Illingworth on Thurs 18th Feb at

 8.30pm in Carmel Gaffney’s. Adm €3. All Welcome.

Athboy Bethany Bereavement Support Group: Are holding a 4 week programme “Coping With Grief” on Wednesday

 nights 17th, 24th Feb and 2nd and 9th March. Time: 8-9.30pm in 2. St. Brigid’s Court, Connaught St. Tel. 046-943007.

Beginning Experience: Weekend Programme for men and women who are grieving loss. See Poster on Notice Board.

 

Next Sunday’s Readings: Gen 15:5-12, 17-18.   Ph 3:17-4:1     Lk 9:26-36.

 

Saints of the Week

Sun 14th First Sunday of Lent.  Ss. Cyril and Methodius.   St. Valentine. Wed 17th Seven Holy Founders of Servites.

St. Fintan. 

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