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.  

 

Year C                                       Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         11th  August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 10th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery. Sun 11th 11.00am  Bridgie Sheerin.  Funeral Mass at 12.30pm.  Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 15th 11.00am Peter & Margraet Farrelly & DFM   Fri 16th 9.30am Kevin Power & DFM  Sat 17th 6.30pm Austin Nugent.  Sun 18th 11.00am Colin Clinton.

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

 Sun 11th  9.30am Michael Ivory MM  Wed 14th No Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 18th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack. Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM. 

  1. I. P. Larry Farrelly. Ballyhealy, Delvin. John Power. Ballinagall, late of Myleroe.  Babs( Bridget) Moran, who died in Birmingham, England sister of Moran Family. Martinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €680.  Killulagh Cemetery: €785. Ren Fund:  Weekly €410. Monthly  €85.   

  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 13th August,   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 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 will also be on display in the cemetery this week-end. Work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm.

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

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this Thursday 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.

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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection: Thanks to everyone who gave so generously to the Church Gate Collection last

 weekend. Amount collected was €568.

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.

Delvin Parish Annual: The  33rd Edition will be on sale this weekend after Cemetery Devotions. Cost €8. There will also

 be copies available in the local shops.

     Year C                                       Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          4th August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 6.30pm Teresa Greville.  Sun 4th 11.00am  Patricia Smyth. Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th No Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery. Sun 11th 11.00am

Bridgie Sheerin.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 4th 9.30am Callan Family.  7.00pm in Cemetery.  Wed 7th 9.330am Mass.  Sun 11th 9.30am Michael Ivory MM

 Offertory Collection:   €750.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €270. Monthly  €110.   

  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 13th August,   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 Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm this Sun  August  4th . Mass in the New Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 5th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 10th August at 7pm. A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery. Plot holders are asked to tidy their graves in preparation for Cemetery Day. A skip will be provided in the Cemetery.

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 will be on display in the Church this week-end and in the cemetery next week-end and work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm. There will be a Bus stopping outside Delvin Church on Sunday Morning 11th August at 8.15am. Anyone  who  wishes to go please contact Michael Leonard at 044-9664484 as soon as possible to book a seat. Cost €15.

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

 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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place this

 weekend of 3/4th  August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.  

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.

Today’s Readings

The economy of law and grace turns men’s hearts away from avarice and envy. It initiates them into desire for the

 Sovereign Good, it instructs them in the desires of the Holy Spirit who satisfies man’s heart. The God of the

 promises always warned man against seduction by what from the beginning has seemed “good for food---a delight

to the eyes--- to be desired to make one wise”.     ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 2541).

Year C                                        Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                           28th July,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 27th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Sun 28th 11.00am  Tom, Phyllis & Mary Murphy & DFM.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass. 

Tue 30th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 31st No Mass.  Thurs 1st 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Michael, Bridget, & Thomas Coyne.   Sat 6.30pm Teresa Greville.  Sun 4th 11.00am  Patricia Smyth.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 28th 9.30am Martin & Elizabeth Tansey. Wed  31st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 2nd ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 4th 9.30am Callan Family.

  1. I. P. John Leonard. London. brother of Marian Murtagh. Moyleroe, Delvin

Offertory Collection:   €795.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €295. Monthly  €135.   

  Bible Alive: August 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 13th August,   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 Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm on Sun next August  4th . Mass in the New Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 5th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 10th August at 7pm. A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery. Plot holders are asked to tidy their graves in preparation for Cemetery Day. A skip will be provided in the Cemetery.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm. There will be a Bus stopping outside Delvin Church on Sunday Morning 11th August at 8.15am. Anyone  who  wishes to go please contact Michael Leonard at 044-9664484 as soon as possible to book a seat. Cost €15.

 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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place next

 weekend of 3/4th  August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-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.

Table Quiz: Malone and Clune family would like to thank all who turned up and supported  the Table Quiz last Friday

 night. It was a great success.  Proceeds go to the Oncology Unit at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.

Delvin Tractor Run: Takes place this Sun 28th July from Delvin Cattle Mart. Registration from 10.30am.

Today’s Readings

We are creatures, who are not our own beginning or last end. Christ is glorified by what we ask the Father in his

 name.  Because of God’s love for us we can ask for anything.

     Year C                                        Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                           21st  July,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 20th 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.  Sun 21st 11.00am Liz Mullen.  Mon 22nd No Mass. Tue 23rd No Mass.  Wed 24th No Mass.  Thurs 25th No Mass.  Fri 26th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Sun 28th 11.00am Tom, Phyllis & Mary Murphy & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 21st 9.30am Edward & Ursula King  Wed 24th 9.30amMass.  Sun 28th 9.30am Martin & Elizabeth Tansey.

  1. I. P. Fr. Seamus Hertherton. England brother of Michael Hertherton and late Pauline Tierney. Main St, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €1,245.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €295. Monthly  €135.   

  Bible Alive: July 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 13th August,   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.

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: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take place on Sunday 4th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in  Crowenstown on Monday 5th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in Delvin on Saturday 10th August. At 7pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm. There will be a Bus stopping outside Dolores Gaffney’s on Sunday Morning 11th August at 8.15am. Anyone  who  wishes to go please contact Fr. Martin Halpin  at 046-9739015 as soon as possible to book a seat. Cost €15.

 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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are going on a Day Trip on Thursday next July 25th to Dublin. Bus will leave from Carmel

Gaffney’s at 9.15am sharp.

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. 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.

Young Adult Retreat: Will take place in St. Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan from 26th -28th July. Theme: ‘I am the Way,

the Truth and the Life.’ Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Fri 26th July from 10am -1pm in Carmel Gaffney’s.

 Proceeds going to the Missions. We appreciate your support.

Today’s Readings

Hospitality has a special place in the life of God’s people. He always rewards kindness done to him. The welcome we

 give to him should be characterised by listening in faith. ‘For some have entertained angels unaware’. There is a

 need to make space in our lives for listening to the Word, a time in each day for Scripture reading.

 

Year C                                        Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                             14th  July,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 13th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Bill & Criss Kelly & DFM.  Sun 14th 11.00am Funeral Mass.  ( We remember Sean Mc Morrow, grandson James, Michael & Julia Carroll, sons Martin & Michael whose Anniversariy occurs today )  Mon 15th No Mass.  Tue 16th No Mass.  Wed 17th No Mass.  Thurs No Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 10.00am Funeral Mass.  Vigil 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.  Sun 21st 11.00am Liz Mullen.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 14th 9.30am Pat Leonard.  Wed 17th 9.30am Anne Farrelly.  Sun 21st 9.30am Edward & Ursula King

  1. I. P. Brian Canton. Clonyn, Delvin. Michael Ivory. Castletown Court, Delvin. Michael Keogh. Monilea, Mullingar. brother of Ned Keogh. Clonmorrill, Delvin.  John Mullen. Edmonton, Canada. late of Balrath North, Delvin. Funeral Mass on Sat 20th July at 10am in Delvin Church.

  Offertory Collection:   €945.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €340. Monthly  €35.   

  Bible Alive: July 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 13th August,   at 8pm.

Baptisms:  We welcome the following to the parish community. Kate Rita O’ Callaghan. Rian Murtagh.  Donnacha Barry. Amelia Lily Hall. Jake Redmond Meaney. Gearoid Peter Collins.  

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: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take place on Sunday 4th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in  Crowenstown on Monday 5th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in Delvin on Saturday 10th August. At 7pm.

Novena to St.Camillus: Takes place from 12th -14th July in Killucan.. Mass at 7pm. See Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm. There will be a Bus stopping outside Dolores Gaffney’s on Sunday Morning 11th August at 8.15am. Anyone  who  wishes to go please contact Fr. Martin Halpin  at 046-9739015 as soon as possible to book a seat. Cost €15.

 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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. 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.

Young Adult Retreat: Will take place in St. Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan from 26th -28th July. Theme: ‘I am the Way,

the Truth and the Life.’ Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Fri 26th July from 10am -1pm in Carmel Gaffney’s.

 Proceeds going to the Missions. We appreciate your support.

St. Tola’s Summer Camp: Starts Mon 15th July to Fri 19th July from 10am -2pm. All children from 3yrs -12yrs are very

 welcome. Cost is €60 per child. Contact 085-2764363 for application form.

Table Quiz: Annual Table Quiz in aid of Oncology Unit at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin will take place on Fri 19th July in

 Dolores Gaffney’s at 9pm. It is the 10th Anniversary and we appreciate all those who have supported us in the last 10 years.

Year C                                        Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                     7th July,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 6th 6.30pm  Jenny Kenny MM.   Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 7th 11.00am Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.

Mon 8th 10.00am Funeral Mass.   Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th No Mass.  Thurs 11th No Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Bill & Criss Kelly & DFM.  Sun 14th 11.00am Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.  Michael & Julia Carroll, sons Martin & Michael.

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 7th 9.30am Oliver Kiernan. Wed 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 14th 9.30am Pat Leonard.

  1. I. P. Patrick Gavagan. Stoneyford Park, Delvin.

  Offertory Collection:   €770.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €390. Monthly  €45.    Annual: €260.

  Bible Alive: July 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 9th July,  at 8pm.

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

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: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take place on Sunday 4th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in  Crowenstown on Monday 5th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in Delvin on Saturday 10th August. At 7pm.

Novena to St.Camillus: Takes place from 12th -14th July in Killucan.. Mass at 7pm. See Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm.

 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.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.  

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. 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.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having an Open Meeting in Fatima on Thursday 11th July at 8.30pm. The Club has been in

 existence for 23 years. We need new people to join the Committee and help the Club to continue its good work.

Friendship are going on a Day Outing on Thurs 25th July. Please contact Alice by Mon 8th if you intend going.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public this Sun

7th July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Leinster Fleadh: Takes place in Athboy/ Rath Chairn from 8th -14th July. Application on line www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Inclusive Workshops for people with additional needs at this year’s event in Athboy from Mon July 8th to Fri  12th .

St. Tola’s Summer Camp: Starts Mon 15th July to Fri 19th July from 10am -2pm. All children from 3yrs -12yrs are very

 welcome. Cost is €60 per child. Contact 085-2764363 for application form.

Free CPR Training: If you are interested in doing this Course. Contact handsforlife@irishheart.ie or Orla at 01-6685001.

Year C                                        Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                     23rd June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 29th 6.30pm Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin.  Sun 30th 11.00am Peggy Lenihan. Mon 1st 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd No Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Tom & Maggie Leonard. Sat 6th 6.30pm  Jenny Kenny MM.   Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 7th 11.00am Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM. 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 30th 9.30am  Kitty & Michael Halpin.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. 

Sun 7th 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

  Offertory Collection:   €915.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €330. Monthly  €210.    

 Bible Alive: July 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 Delvin Church due to Summer Camp taking place. 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 9th July,  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.

 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 the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.

Silver Jubilee: Congratulations to Fr. Oliver Devine who is Celebrating his Silver Jubilee of his Ordination. We wish him

 every blessing.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett will take place this Sun 30th June at 3pm. All are Welcome.

Rally for Life: Takes place in Dublin City Centre on Sat 6th July at 2pm. Contact 01-8730465.for information.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship.  

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having an Open Meeting in Fatima on Thursday 11th July at 8.30pm. The purpose of the

 meeting is to get new people to come and form a committee to keep  the Club which is 23 years in existence going. 

Friendship Club are going on a Day Outing on Thurs 25th July. Please contact Alice by Mon 8th if you intend going.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

7th July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Leinster Fleadh: Takes place in Athboy/ Rath Chairn from 8th -14th July. Application on line www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Inclusive Workshops for people with additional needs at this year’s event in Athboy from Mon July 8th to Fri  12th .

Mid Summer Choral Evening: Takes place in Kilskyre Church on Thurs 4th July at 8pm. Cost €10. Fr. Ray Kelly, Deirdre

 Gilsenan, Dom Baker and other local artists will be performing. All proceeds going to Local Community Groups. 

Memory Technology Resource Room: Official Public Launch at 2pm on Mon 1st July at Mullingar Primary Care Centre,

1st Floor. This is a new Service for people over 18 with any Memory Impairment/ Dememtia. Poster on Notice Board.

St. Tola’s Summer Camp: Starts Mon 15th July to Fri 19th July from 10am -2pm. All children from 3yrs -12yrs are very

 welcome. Cost is €60 per child. Contact 085-2764363 for application form.

Free CPR Training: If you are interested in doing this Course. Contact handsforlife@irishheart.ie or Orla at 01-6685001.

 

Year C                                               Feast of Corpus Christi                                               23rd June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tommy & Cora Timmons. Michael Mullally MM.   Sun 23rd 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney.  Elizabeth & James Mullen.  Mon 24th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Patrick Donlon & son Pat.  John Heffernan.  Wed No Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin.  Sun 30th 11.00am

Peggy Lenihan.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 23rd 9.30am  Colm & Lila O’ Farrell  Marcus Daugela. Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 30th 9.30am  Kitty & Michael Halpin.

  1. I. P. Ann Brennan. Raharney. mother of John Brennan. Graftonstown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €1,070  Ren Fund:  Weekly €320. 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 9th July,  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.

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Will finish next Tue night. at 8pm in Fatima. Please pray for those taking part.

Dermot Kenny Memorial Cup: Will be played in Delvin GAA Park on Thurs next  27th June at 7pm. Delvin/ St/ Pauls  v Western Australia.

 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 the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett will take place on Sun 30th June at 3pm. All are Welcome.

Annual Parish Magazine: We are near completion of the Annual Parish Magazine. Deadline is Wed 26th June.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have Caretaker, Cleaner Vacancies in Delvin, Clonmellon, Collinstown and

 Fore. If you are over 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment for 12 months or more and are looking to upskill, change

 career and would like to gain valuable work experience and Certified Quality Training. Please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or call to Office at rear of Parochial House, Delvin for further information.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship. We would ask that you book places by Wednesday 26th June. 

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

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

7th July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Leinster Fleadh: Takes place in Athboy/ Rath Chairn from 8th -14th July. Application on line www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Inclusive Workshops for people with additional needs at this year’s event in Athboy from Mon July 8th to Fri  12th .

Mid Summer Choral Evening: Takes place in Kilskyre Church on Thurs 4th July at 8pm. Cost €10. Fr. Ray Kelly, Deirdre

 Gilsenan, Dom Baker and other local artists will be performing. All proceeds going to Local Community Groups. 

Memory Technology Resource Room: Official Public Launch at 2pm on Mon 1st July at Mullingar Primary Care Centre,

1st Floor. This is a new Service for people over 18 with any Memory Impairment/ Dememtia. Poster on Notice Board.

St. Tola’s Summer Camp: Starts Mon 15th July to Fri 19th July from 10am -2pm. All children from 3yrs -12yrs are very

 welcome. Cost is €60 per child. Contact 085-2764363 for application form.

Free CPR Training: If you are interested in doing this Course. Contact handsforlife@irishheart.ie or Orla at 01-6685001.

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2020: Information night on Thurs 27th June in Greville Arms, Mullingar at 8pm.

Year C                                                The Most Holy Trinity                                                16th  June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Tommy Murphy.  Sun 16th 11.00am Camillus Daly & Parents .  Andy Leonard. 

Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am John & Ann Devine & DFM.  Wed 19th No Mass. Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tommy & Cora Timmons.  Sun 23rd 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney.  Elizabeth & James Mullen. 

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 16th 9.30am Larry Monaghan.   Tom & Patricia Egginton.   Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 23rd 9.30am  Colm &

Lila O’ Farrell

 Offertory Collection:   €1,080  Ren Fund:  Weekly €430. Monthly  €195.  Annual  € 700.  

Bible Alive: June 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 9th July,  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.

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Continues for the next two Tue evenings at 8pm in Fatima. Please pray for those taking part.

Killulagh Altar Society: We are looking for new members to help with the Altar once a month. Further information contact Mary Macken at 087-2774616.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next  Sat 22nd June. Bus will leave at 9am

 from Carmel Gaffney’s.

 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 the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on

 weekend of 2/3 August. We appreciate whatever support you can give.

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit, we appeal to you to have them in by Fri June 21st. It is our deadline.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have Caretaker, Cleaner Vacancies in Delvin, Clonmellon, Collinstown and

 Fore. If you are over 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment for 12 months or more and are looking to upskill, change

 career and would like to gain valuable work experience and Certified Quality Training. Please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or call to Office at rear of Parochial House, Delvin for further information.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship. We would ask that you book places by Wednesday 26th June. 

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

7th July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Leinster Fleadh: Takes place in Athboy/ Rath Chairn from 8th -14th July. Application on line www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Inclusive Workshops for people with additional needs at this year’s event in Athboy from Mon July 8th to Fri  12th .

Delvin Men’s Shed: Would like to thank all who supported the Table Quiz last Friday night. It was a great success.

Memory Technology Resource Room: Official Public Launch at 2pm on Mon 1st July at Mullingar Primary Care Centre,

1st Floor. This is a new Service for people over 18 with any Memory Impairment/ Dememtia. Poster on Notice Board.

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                                                 9th June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm Pauline Coll.  Maura Carroll.  Pearse Mc Cormack.   Sun 9th 11.00am   Bernie Mc Grath. Mon 10th 11.00am Funeral Mass.  Tue 11th No Mass..  Wed 12th No Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Tommy Murphy.  Sun 16th 11.00am Camillus Daly & Parents .  Andy Leonard. 

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 9th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.   Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Larry Monaghan.   Tom & Patricia Egginton.

  1. I. P. Jenny Kenny. Killough, Bracklyn. Ambrose Galvin. Moate. husband of Mary Galvin.(nee Clune) formerly         Bolandstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €820. Easter Dues:  €1,650.  

Bible Alive: June 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 June,  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.

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

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Continues for the next three Tue evenings at 8pm in Fatima. Please pray for those taking part.

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.

Killulagh Altar Society: We are looking for new members to help with the Altar once a month. Further information contact Mary Macken at 087-2774616.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock  on  Sat 22nd June. Bus will leave at 9am..

 National Charismatic Renewal Conference: Takes place in .the Concert Hall RDS, Dublin on Sat 22nd June from 10am –

8pm. Tickets €20. Notice on Notice Board.

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 the Holy Land: Takes place from 4th Nov-12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Apostolate of Adoration: Invites Parishioners to the Adoremus National Eucharistic & Marian Pilgrimage to Knock on Fri

 evening 14th June and Sat 15th June. There will be Workshops, Adoration, Anointing & Mass. Contact 087-2478519  

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit or articles please do so as soon as possible.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have Caretaker, Cleaner Vacancies in Delvin, Clonmellon, Collinstown and

 Fore. If you are over 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment for 12 months or more and are looking to upskill, change

 career and would like to gain valuable work experience and Certified Quality Training. Please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or call to Office at rear of Parochial House, Delvin for further information.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship. We would ask that you book places by Wednesday 26th June. 

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima at 8.30pm on Thurs 13th June.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

7th July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Leinster Fleadh: Takes place in Athboy/ Rath Chairn from 8th -14th July. Application on line www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Inclusive Workshops for people with additional needs at this year’s event in Athboy. Information Evening on Wed 12th June

 from 6pm -8pm in Athboy Community Centre.( Kildalkey Rd).

Year C                                            The Ascension of the Lord                                          2nd June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st June 6.30pm Michael Malone.   Sun 2nd 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.   Michael & Maura Carberry & DFM.  Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th No Mass.  Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm  Noel Renehan.  Sat 8th 6.30pm Pauline Coll.  Maura Carroll.  Pearse Mc Cormack.   Sun 9th 11.00am

Bernie Mc Grath.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 2nd  9.30am DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh. Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. 

Sun 9th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.

  1. I. P. Fr. Bernard Maxwell. Emper, Ballynacargy.  Seamus Brennan. Raharney, father of John Brennan. Graftonstown,

Offertory Collection:   €800.  Ren Fund: Weekly €280. Monthly €40.  

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

Bible Alive: June 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 June,  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.

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

Easter Dues: Envelopes will be taken up this weekend.. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

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.

Killulagh Altar Society: We are looking for new members to help with the Altar once a month. Further information contact Mary Macken at 087-2774616.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 6th at 8pm on the Parochial House. Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock

takes place on Sat 22nd June. To book  a seat please contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.

Mullingar Deanery: Annual Pioneer Mass will be on Fri 7th June in Cathedral, Mullingar at 7.30pm. Celebrant Bishop

 Tom Deenihan.

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place from 21st -23rd June at St. Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit or articles please do so as soon as possible.

Delvin Men’s Shed: Are holding a Table Quiz in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 7th June at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. Raffle on the

 night. We appreciate your support.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have Caretaker, Cleaner Vacancies in Delvin, Clonmellon, Collinstown and

 Fore. If you are over 21 and in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment for 12 months or more and are looking to upskill, change

 career and would like to gain valuable work experience and Certified Quality Training. Please contact Eileen at 044-

9664931, or call to Office at rear of Parochial House, Delvin for further information.

St. Tola’s N. S. : 50th Anniversary on Fri 7th June.  Mass at 11am, followed by refreshments. All Welcome.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship. We would ask that you book places by Wednesday 26th June. We are also

 looking for adult volunteers , if you are interested please let us know by Sunday 2nd June.

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima at 8.30pm on Thurs 13th June.

Delvin Community Action Group: Will host a “Community Expo” in the Hall on Thurs 6th June from 7pm -9pm.

      Year C                                               Sixth Sunday of Easter                                            26th  May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 25th 6.30pm  Joe & Annie Kate Gray & Son Joseph.  Josephine Murtagh.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Peter Donohoe & DFM.  Duffy & Reilly Families. Mon 27th No Mass.  Tue 28th No Mass.  Wed 29th No Mass.  Thurs 30th No Mass.  Fri 31st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 1st June 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Sun 2nd 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.  Michael & Maura Carberry & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 26th 9.30am Danny & Richard Monaghan & DFM.  Wed 29th No Mass. Sun 2nd  9.30amDFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.

  1. I. P. John Mc Donnell. Collinstown. brother of Phil Leavy, Rockview, Delvin. Michael Mullally. England. formerly Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €900.  Ren Fund: Weekly €340. Monthly €120.  

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 June,  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.

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Continues for the next five Tue nights at 8pm in Fatima. Please pray for  those taking part.

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

Easter Dues: Envelopes will be taken up next weekend.. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 night in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 22nd June. To book  a seat please

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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 11th August . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan with Meath

Diocesan Choir. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm. 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes lace from 4th Nov-Tue 12th Nov. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place from 21st -23rd June at St. Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit or articles please do so as soon as possible.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Meeting in Carmel Gaffney’s on Thurs 30th May at 8pm.

Delvin Men’s Shed: Are holding a Table Quiz in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 7th June at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. Raffle on the

 night. We appreciate your support.

Annual Parish Summer Camp: Will take place from Monday 1st July  to Friday 5th July in Fatima Hall from 10am -1pm

 each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4-6th Class. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per family. It promises to be

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship. We would ask that you book places by Wednesday 26th June. We are also

 looking for adult volunteers , if you are interested please let us know by Sunday 2nd June, as we will need to begin the

 vetting process.

Midlands Radio 103: Are presenting their Afternoon Show live from 12noon-3pn with Carl James in Blue Hackle Inn on

 Fri 31st May. You will hear some well known voices from the community and some live music as well.  Please come along.

Pentecost

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”.  (CCC, 1076)

Year C                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                            19th  May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 18th 6.30pm Michael, Eileen & Johnny Devine.  Mary Lynch.  Sun 19th 11am Bridgie Murphy MM.  Gertie Kelly.

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd No Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am  James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM.   Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm  Joe & Annie Kate Gray & Son Joseph.  Josephine Murtagh.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Peter Donohoe & DFM.  Duffy & Reilly Families.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 19th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Danny & Richard Monaghan.

  1. I. P. Noel Kelly. Main St, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  ( Vocations Sunday) €825.  Ren Fund: Weekly €275. Monthly €40.  Annual: €500.

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 June,  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.

We would like to thank all who supported our recent fundraiser. Amount raised was €255. This subsidised the Retreat Week-end in Rassnowlagh. It was a wonderful success—lots of fun and a good faith experience.

Vocations Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to Offertory Collection last Sunday for Vocations Sunday, and to those who attended the Hour of Adoration for Vocations.

Life in the Spirit Seminars: Continues for the next six Tue nights at 8pm in Fatima. Please pray for all those taking part

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 night in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 22nd June. To book  a seat please

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

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit or articles please do so as soon as possible.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thursday 23rd May starting at 11am..

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Sunday 19th May. Guided walking tour of Ballivor. Meet at Church at 3pm.

Delvin Hall : Delvin’s Mary Mc Evoy will bring the one Woman Show by Alice Barry “Fruitcake” to St. Patrick’s Hall,

Delvin on Sat 25th May starting at 8pm.  Adm €15. Contact 044-9664484.

Delvin Men’s Shed: Are holding a Table Quiz in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 7th June at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. Raffle on the

 night. We appreciate your support.

Missionary Disciples

In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples. (cf Mt 28:19).All

the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of

evangelization, and it would be insufficient to envisage a plan of evangelization to be carried out by professionals

while the rest of the faithful  would simply be passive recipients. The new evangelization calls for personal

involvement on the part of each of the baptized. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged

in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy

training to go out and proclaim that love. Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has

encountered the love of God in Christ  Jesus; we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries”, but rather

that we are always “missionary disciples”. If we are not convinced , let us look at those first disciples, who,

immediately after encountering the gaze of Jesus, went forth to proclaim him joyfully: “We have found the

Messiah”.  (Jn 1:41).                                       Pope Francis---  The Joy of the Gospel.

Year C                         Fourth Sunday of Easter   ( Vocations Sunday)                             12th  May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 11th 6.30am Christopher, Kathleen Casserly & son Christy.  Tom & Elizabeth Toner. Sun 12th 11.00am John & Alice Gillick & DFM. Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th No Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 18th 6.30pm Michael, Eileen & Johnny Devine.  Mary Lynch.  Sun 19th 11am Bridgie Murphy MM.  Gertie Kelly.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 12th 9.30am Bridie Dugdale.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 19th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.

  Offertory Collection:  €900.  Ren Fund: Weekly €275. Monthly €75.  Annual: €1,000.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Delvin Church.   Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to all the children who received their First Holy Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th May,  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.

Vocations: This Sunday  is Vocations Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the priesthood of this Diocese. There will be a Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood in Delvin Church after 11am Mass on Sun  from 12noon -1pm. 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.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 night in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 22nd June. To book  a seat please

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

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. If you have any baptism, wedding

or old photos you would like to submit or articles please do so as soon as possible.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday 16th May at 9pm in Fatima.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up last Sunday and done the 5k Walk in Archerstown. Thanks to

 Gerry & Philomena Cooke for organizing the walk.  Thanks to all who went to the Bog Festival last weekend in Drumcree.

Larcc Cancer Support: Fundraiser in Coffee Boutique, Delvin this Sun 12th from 12noon -4pm. Music by Local Artists.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Sunday 19th May. Guided walking tour of Ballivor. Meet at Church at 3pm.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Every Catholic feels the need of renewal of their faith from time to time. This renewal involves a deepening of their

relationship with Jesus Christ—a relationship that begins at baptism and grows stronger in Confirmation and

regular participation in Mass and other sacraments. Renewal often happens through a Parish Mission, a Retreat or

Pilgrimage. Many Catholics have also found their faith come alive through taking part in a Life in the Spirit

Seminar. We intend to offer this opportunity for renewal here in the parish in the coming weeks. This involves seven

weekly meetings from 8pm to 9.30pm.  Each meeting will consist of a talk followed by relaxed discussion in

small groups and refreshments. Meetings will be held in Fatima on the following dates: Mon May 13th, Tue May 21st

& 28th , Tue June 4th , 11, 18th & 25th . You can register during the coming week by handing in your name at the

Parochial House, or at Masses this weekend.  You can also register by phoning 044-9664127, or 087-9868125.

 Places are limited  so you are invited to register as soon as possible.  If you cannot attend please pray for everybody

 taking part

Year C                                              Third Sunday of Easter                                            5th May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 4th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & BL. Lal Timmons.  William Mc Cormack.  Sun 5th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney.  Marks Duncan MM & DFM Duncan Family, Crowenstown. Mon 6th 9.30am Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank, daughter Phyllis.  Michael & Mary Jane Sheerin.   Tue 7th 9.30am Helen & Betty Corcoran & DFM. Wed 8th No Mass.  Thurs 9th  9.30am Michael Smith. Fri 10th 9.30am Oliver & Mary Burke & DFM.  Sat 11th 6.30am Christopher, Kathleen Casserly & son Christy.  Tom & Elizabeth Toner. Sun 12th 11.00am John & Alice Gillick & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 5th  9.30am Margaret Bennett. Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 12th 9.30am Bridie Dugdale.

  Offertory Collection:  €930.  Ren Fund: Weekly €615. Monthly €370.  Annual: €500.

Bible Alive: Easter 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.

First Holy Communion: First Holy Communion takes place next Saturday May 11th at 10am for St. Tola’s and 12.30pm. for St. Ernan’s and St. Patrick’s. . Both Ceremonies will be in Delvin Church.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th May,  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.

The Parish Youth Group will hold a coffee hour in Fatima Hall after 11am Mass on Sun 5th May to raise funds for their upcoming Retreat weekend in Rassnowlagh, Co. Donegal. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Vocations: Next Sunday May 12th is Vocations Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the priesthood of this Diocese. There will be a Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood in Delvin Church on Sun May 12th from 12noon -1pm. 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.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th Sept, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 night in Rome, 2 in Assisi. Cost €995.

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. Please  return the form to the Parochial House as soon as possible.

Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair this Sunday 5th May from 12noon -6pm, in

 the Salesyard, Delvin. We are appealing for help on the day, and also we appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk in Archerstown this Sun 5th May at 12.30pm.. Drumcree Bog

 Festival this weekend starting  Sat 4th  at 9pm. & Sun 5th May from 1pm-7pm.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Every Catholic feels the need of renewal of their faith from time to time. This renewal involves a deepening of their

relationship with Jesus Christ—a relationship that begins at baptism and grows stronger in Confirmation and

regular participation in Mass and other sacraments. Renewal often happens through a Parish Mission, a Retreat or

Pilgrimage. Many Catholics have also found their faith come alive through taking part in a Life in the Spirit

Seminar. We intend to offer this opportunity for renewal here in the parish in the coming weeks. This involves seven

weekly meetings from 8pm to 9.30pm.  Each meeting will consist of a talk followed by relaxed discussion in

small groups and refreshments. Meetings will be held in Fatima on the following dates: Mon May 13th, Tue May 21st

& 28th , Tue June4th , 11, 18th & 25th . You can register during the coming week by handing in your name at the

Parochial House, or at Masses next weekend.  You can also register by phoning 044-9664127, or 087-9868125.

 Places are limited  so you are invited to register as soon as possible.  If you cannot attend please pray for everybody

 taking part.

Year C                                     Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)            28th  April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 27th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy.  P. J & Mona Cusack.   Breege Mc Cormack.   Sun 28th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.

 Nicholas Grassick. Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am, Mass.  Wed 1st No Mass.  Thurs 2nd No Mass. Fri( First Friday) 7.30pm Frank & Ellen Clarke & DFM.  Sinead Smith.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & BL. Lal Timmons.  William Mc Cormack.  Sun 5th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney.  Marks Duncan MM & DFM Duncan Family, Crowenstown.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 28th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith.  Willie Fox. Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 5th  9.30am Margaret Bennett.

  R.I P.Gerard Murray. Billistown House, Delvin.   Ethna Carroll. The Downs, Mullingar, wife of Kieran Carroll, formerly      Crowenstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,165.  Easter Offerings: €3,765.

Bible Alive: Easter 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 14th May,  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.

The Parish Youth Group will hold a coffee hour in Fatima Hall after 11am Mass on Sun 5th May to raise funds for their upcoming Retreat weekend in Rassnowlagh, Co. Donegal. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes.  Anyone who still has to return their Trocaire Box , we would appreciate if you would do so during the coming week. Amount collected so far is  €4,320.

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 the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. (St. Paul11).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th Sept, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300

Knock Shrine: Pilgrimage Season Apr 28th –Oct 13th . Poster on Notice Board.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sunday 5th May from 12noon -6pm, in

 the Salesyard, Delvin. We are appealing for help on the day, and also we appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk in Archerstown next Sun 5th May at 12.30pm.. Drumcree Bog

 Festival on Sat 4th starting at 9pm. & Sun 5th May from 1pm-6pm.

Concert: An Easter Fundraising Concert in aid of St. Camillus’ Client Comfort Fund and North Westmeath Hospice will

take place this Sun Apr 28th at 7pm. in St. Camillus’ Church, Killucan . Poster on Notice Board.

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.

      Year C                                                    Easter Sunday                                                    21st  April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 20th ( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 21st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass. Mon 22nd 9.30am

Mary Mullally.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 24th No Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy.  P. J & Mona Cusack.   Breege Mc Cormack.    Sun 28th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.

 Nicholas Grassick.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 21st 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 28th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith.  Willie Fox.

  1. I. P. Bridgie Murphy. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,240.  Ren Fund: Weekly €405. Monthly €55.

Easter Greetings: We wish all our parishioners a very Happy Easter. Sincere thanks to all who participated in celebrations during Lent and Holy 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 14th May,  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.

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes.

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

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick on Easter Sunday at 10.30am.

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 the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. (St. Paul11).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th Sept, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

 €995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Lough Derg: One Day Retreats beginning 4th May. 3 Day Retreats Beginning 31st May. See Poster on Notice Board.

Knock Shrine: Pilgrimage Season Apr 28th –Oct 13th . Poster on Notice Board.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sunday 5th May from 12noon -6pm, in

 the Salesyard, Delvin. We are appealing for help on the day, and also we appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk in Archerstown on Sun 5th May at 12noon. Drumcrtee Bog

 Festival on Sat 4th & Sun 5th May.

Concert: An Easter Fundraising Concert in aid of St. Camillus’ Client Comfort Fund and North Westmeath Hospice will

take place on Sun Apr 28th at 7pm. in St. Camillus’ Church, Killucan . Poster on Notice Board.

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 with 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 Lords’ Day Holy.

      Year C                                                        Palm Sunday                                                     14th  April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 13th 6.30pm  Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM. Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin & daughter Sally Willoughby.   

Jack Ivory.  Tommy Gaffney.  Sun 14th 11.00am Josephine Carroll MM  Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th No Mass.  Thurs ( Holy Thursday) 8.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 19th ( Good Friday) 8.00pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 20th ( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 21st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 14th 9.30am Sean Newman.  Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th ( Holy Thursday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 19th ( Good Friday) 5.00pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sun 21st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

  1. I. P. Andy Gaffney. Birmingham, England brother of Mattie Gaffney. Castletown, Delvin. Maureen Rooney. Ballymore. mother of Sheila Cox. Delvin. John Merchant. Killucan. brother of Elizabeth Fitzsimons. Killough, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €910.  Ren Fund: Weekly €320. Monthly €75.

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 May,  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.

Palm Sunday: This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week. Please bring Palm Branches to be blessed at Mass. We invite all our parishioners to attend the celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Prayer Service and Confessions: To prepare for Holy Week and Easter there will be Confessions here in Delvin Church on

 Monday 15th April at 7.15pm, In Clonmellon at 8pm, and in Athboy on Tuesday 16th at 7.30pm. Visiting Priests will attend.

Confession is an important part of our preparation for the great events of Holy Week. It is an unique opportunity to

experience God’s mercy and healing.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed 17th April at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, and immediate family members

 of priests who are residing in the parish are invited to attend. Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all

others involved in the ministry of the Church are also  invited.  All are  Welcome.

Holy Thursday: Adoration will conclude with Evening Prayer of the Church at 10.50pm.(offered for Vocations).

Stations of the Cross: On Good Friday at 12noon. It will be held outdoor, weather permitting.

Fast and Abstinence: Goof 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: Will be collected on Holy Thursday. If you cannot attend Mass please send in your box, or drop it into the

Parochial House.  The Offertory Collection on Thursday will also go to Trocaire.

Easter Vigil:  Candles for the Easter Vigil Celebration will be on sale beforehand. Cost 20c.

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

 use the Easter Card that is also distributed for times of Confessions and Ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick in the Delvin area on Holy Thurs and Good Friday at 2.30pm, and

 to those in the Killulagh area at 5.45pm. Easter Sunday Communion will be brought at 10.30am.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th Sept, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300

Lough Derg: One Day Retreats beginning 4th May. 3 Day Retreats Beginning 31st May. See Poster on Notice Board.

Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sunday 5th May from 12noon -6pm, in

 the Salesyard, Delvin. We are appealing for help on the day, and also we appreciate your support.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Will be in attendance at Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy  Mon 15th Apr from 4.30pm- 8pm

Concert: An Easter Fundraising Concert in aid of St. Camillus’ Client Confort Fund and North Westmeath Hospice will

take place on Sun Apr 28th at 7pm. in St. Camillus’ Church, Killucan . Poster on Notice Board.

      Year C                                              Fifth  Sunday of Lent                                            7th April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 6th 6.30pm  Hugh & Sheila Moran.  Sun 7th 11.00am   Micheal Moore.  Ailish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  Bridie & James Branagan.  Mon 8th 9.30am Mass. Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 11th 7.30pm  Billy & Kathleen Mahon.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm  Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM. Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin & daughter Sally Willoughby.   Jack Ivory.  Tommy Gaffney.  Sun 14th 11.00am Josephine Carroll MM

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 7th 9.30am Michael & Lily Hynes.  Tom Flynn.  Wed 10th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 14th 9.30am Sean Newman.

  1. I. P. Sr. Assumpta Power, Rathangan, formerly Myleroe. Marks Duncan. Gloucestershire, England. formerly Crowenstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €760..  Ren Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €40.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh during Lent on Wednesday  from  6.30pm-7.30pm.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  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.

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week. Please bring Palm Branches to be blessed at Mass. We invite all our parishioners to attend the celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

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

 relieve suffering. Spare boxes in the Church.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed 17th April at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, and immediate family members

 of priests who are residing in the parish are invited to attend. Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all

others involved in the ministry of the Church are also  invited.  All are  Welcome.

Prayer Service and Confessions: To prepare for Holy Week and Easter there will be Confessions here in Delvin Church on

 Monday 15th April at 7.15pm, In Clonmellon at 8pm, and in Athboy on Tuesday 16th at 7.30pm.

Meath Diocese Vocations: Retreat for men (aged 18-40 years) takes place in Tullamore Parish Centre on Sat 13th April from

 12noon –to after 6.30pm evening Mass of Palm Sunday. The theme of the Retreat is “The Men of the Passion.” Contact

 youthretreats@gmail.com. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct.  Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney.  4 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov- Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 9th -14th Sept, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad at 01-6359300

Lough Derg: One Day Retreats beginning 4th May. 3 Day Retreats Beginning 31st May. See Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society:”The Boyne in Medieval Myth & Literature in Navan Library at 7.45pm on

Tue 16th April. Contact 01-8259438 for further enquires.

Holy Week

Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed

our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ is

the culmination of the entire liturgical year. Thus the solemnity of Easter has the same kind of pre-eminence in the

liturgical year that Sunday has in the week. The celebration of the paschal mystery is not simply a recalling of past

events in history. It is a sacramental celebration that renders present and actualizes the saving power of Christ’s

death and Resurrection to the Church.

Year C                                              Fourth  Sunday of Lent                                             31st  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 30th 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 31st  11.00am Michael & Teresa White  Mon1st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass. Thurs 4th 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 5th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 6th 6.30pm

Hugh & Sheila Moran.  Sun 7th 11.00am Micheal Moore.  Ailish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  Bridie & James Branagan.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 31st 9.30am Thomas Manny. Wed 3rd 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 7th 9.30am Michael & Lily Hynes.  Tom Flynn.

  1. I. P. Raphael Kelleghan. Mullingar. brother of Maureen Darby. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €935.  Ren Fund: Weekly €305. Monthly €260. Annual: €1,050.

Summer Time: Masses on this Sunday will be at Summer Time. From Sat 6th Apr Vigil Mass will continue at 6.30pm.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh during Lent on Wednesday  from  6.30pm-7.30pm.

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

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 9th April,  at 8pm.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 4th April 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.

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. Spare boxes in the Church.

A Spring Day in Dalgan: The Story of Farming in Ireland will take place at Columban Ecological Institute , Dalgan Park,

Navan on Sat 6th April from 9.30am -3.30pm. See Poster on Notice Board.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed 17th April at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, and immediate family members

 of priests who are residing in the parish are invited to attend. Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all

others involved in the ministry of the Church are also  invited.  All are  Welcome.

Meath Diocese Vocations: Retreat for men (aged 18-40 years) takes place in Tullamore Parish Centre on Sat 13th April from

 12noon –to after 6.30pm evening Mass of Palm Sunday. The theme of the Retreat is “The Men of the Passion.”

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th -13th Oct.  Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney.  4 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov- Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Meath Partnership: Free 5 week course in IPhone, IPad, Smartphone commencing soon in the Hall. Contact 046-9280790.

Modern & Vintage Furniture & Household Sale: Will take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home, The Derries, Drumcree

 on Sat 6th Apr from 11am -5pm. Cake Sale, Tea and Coffee. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

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                                              24th  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Christy Coll.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Bernard & Annie Carroll.  Martin & Julia Kineavy. sons Martin, Christy & Tommy. Mon 25th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 31st  11.00am Michael & Teresa White

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 24th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath.  Michael Fox  Wed 27th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 31st 9.30am Thomas Manny.

Offertory Collection:  €1,015.  Ren Fund: Weekly €500. Monthly €55.

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-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  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.

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

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm and Thurs at 9.30am.

24 Hours for the Lord: 24 Hours Adoration will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 29th and Sat 30th Mar. Sign up sheets

 will be available during the weeks. Everybody is invited to sign up for an hours adoration.

Confessions during Adoration:  Fri 9.30pm-10, Saturday 5.30-6pm, 8.30-9.00pm.

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. Spare boxes in the Church.

A Spring Day in Dalgan: The Story of Farming in Ireland will take place at Columban Ecological Institute , Dalgan Park,

Navan on Sat 6th April from 9.30am -3.30pm. See Poster on Notice Board.

Athboy Parish Concert: An Evening of Music on Fri 29th Mar in St. James’ Church at 8pm with Fr. Ray Kelly, Matt Leavy

 and other artists.. Proceeds going to Parish Funds. Tickets cost €15.

Cookery Demonstration: With celebrity chef Adrian Martin in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs Mar 28th at 8pm. Tickets

€10 are  on sale in Michael Leonard’s, Lenihans Butchers and Coffee Boutique. Proceeds going to St. Ernan’s N. S.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thurs Mar 28th . We are starting with Mass at

 11.15am  It is the Birthday party, so we hope to see you all on the day.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Annual Table Quiz will take place on Fri 29th March at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. Table of 4

€40. We appreciate your support.

Success at the Special Olympics: Congratulations to Mary Daly on her success at Special Olympics. A presentation will be

made to Mary on behalf of the parish community in St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri Mar 29th at 7pm. A meeting to make

 arrangements for the event will be held in St. Patrick’s Hall (Supper Room) on Tuesday Mar 26th at 9pm. Anybody who

can help is invited to come along.

Meath Partnership: Free 5 week course in IPhone, IPad, Smartphone commencing soon in the Hall. Contact 046-9280790.

Modern & Vintage Furniture & Household Sale: Will take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home, The Derries, Drumcree

 on Sat 6th Apr from 11am -5pm. Cake Sale, Tea and Coffee. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

 

Year C                              Second  Sunday of Lent   ( Feast of St. Patrick)                     17th  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th  6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Pat Cullen.  Sun 17th  ( St. Patrick’s Day) 11.00am  Alice Donlon MM

Mon 18th 9.30am Margaret, Owen & Larry Murtagh & DFM  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 21st 7.30pm Joe Lynch.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Christy Coll.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Bernard & Annie Carroll.  Martin & Julia Kineavy. sons Martin, Christy & Tommy.

 Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day) 9.30am John Joe Reilly & DFM  Colette O’ Shaughnessy MM,  father Bertie, Rosemary & Antoinette Kelleghan.  Wed 20th 7.30pm Michael Forde.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath.  Michael Fox

  1. I. P. Josephine Carroll. Crowenstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,070.  Ren Fund: Weekly €280. Monthly €125.

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-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  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.

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

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm and Thurs at 9.30am.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants: This Sunday ( St. Patrick’s Day) is a special Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

24 Hours for the Lord: 24 Hours Adoration will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 29th and Sat 30th Mar. Sign up sheets

 will be available during the weeks. Everybody is invited to sign up for an hours adoration.

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. Spare boxes in the Church.

Cookery Demonstration: With celebrity chef Adrian Martin in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs Mar 28th at 8pm. Tickets

€10 are  on sale in Michael Leonard’s, Lenihans Butchers and Coffee Boutique. Proceeds going to St. Ernan’s N. S.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place this Mon 18th March at 3pm. Those entering Floats are asked to assemble at

 the Salesyard, Delvin at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture in Trim Castle Hotel on Wed next Mar 20th at 8pm. Entitled “The

Geography of the Mechanisation of Agriculture in Ireland in the 20th Century”. All Welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thurs 21st Mar at 9pm in Fatima.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Annual Table Quiz will take place on Fri 29th March at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. Table of 4

€40. We appreciate your support.

Meath Partnership: Free 5 week course in IPhone, IPad, Smartphone commencing soon in the Hall. Contact 046-9280790.

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 C                                             First Sunday of Lent                                               10th  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 9th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Joseph Kane & Fr. Camillus Kane.   Paddy Grey. Sun 10th 11.00am Bernie Drum.

Mon 11th 9.30am Philomena Smith.  Tue 12th 9.30am Tom & Margaret Flanagan & DFM   Wed 13th  9.30am Mass.  Thurs 14th 7.30pm.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass. Sat 16th  6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Pat Cullen.  Sun 17th  ( St. Patrick’s Day) 11.00am  Alice Donlon MM

 

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 10th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Paddy & Teresa Bannon. Wed 13th 7.30pm.  Thurs 14th   9.30am Mass.

Sun 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day) 9.30am John Joe Reilly & DFM

  1. I. P. Very Rev. Fr. Eamonn Butler. Mullingar retired P P Drumconrath

Offertory Collection:  €885.  Ren Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly €240.  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-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th March, 2019  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.

Lenten Journey with Scripture: An eight week programme which will run through Lent continues on Tuesday nights in

Fatima at 8pm.

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

 7.30pm. Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm and Thurs at 9.30am.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants: Next Sunday ( St. Patrick’s Day) is a special Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

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.

Cookery Demonstration: With celebrity chef Adrian Martin in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs Mar 28th at 8pm. Tickets

€10 are  on sale in Michael Leonard’s, Lenihans Butchers and Coffee Boutique. Proceeds going to St. Ernan’s N. S.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place next Mon week 18th March at 3pm. Those entering Floats are asked to assemble at

 the Salesyard, Delvin at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm.

Message for Lent

Fasting, that is, learning to change our attitude towards others and all of creation, turning away from the temptation

 to”devour” everything to satisfy our voracity and being ready to suffer for love, which can fill the emptiness of our

 hearts. Prayer, which teaches us to abandon idolatry and the self-sufficiency of our ego, and to acknowledge our need of

the Lord and his mercy. Almsgiving, whereby we escape from the insanity of hoarding everything for ourselves in the

illusory belief that we can secure a future that does not belong to us. May our Lent this year be a journey along that same

path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the

glorious liberty of the children of God”. ( Rom 8:21). Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask

God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to

 Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing our spiritual and material goods with them. In

this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming

power to all of creation.

                                                                                  Message of Pope Francis.

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      Year C                                        Eight  Sunday in Ordinary Time                                   3rd March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Pat Carroll MM  Sun 3rd 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & DFM

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th ( Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.

Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 9th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Joseph Kane & Fr. Camillus Kane.   Paddy Grey. Sun 10th 11.00am Bernie Drum.

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 3rd 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & son Loman &  Ellen Devery. Wed 6th (Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass. Sun 10th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Paddy & Teresa Bannon.

Offertory Collection:  €900.  Ren Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €210. 

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-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th March, 2019  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.

Lenten Journey with Scripture: An eight week programme which will run through Lent continues on Tuesday nights in

Fatima at 8pm. It  involves reading and reflecting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Each session will consist of a

talk on DVD (by a popular international speaker) discussion and refreshments. It would be an excellent way to celebrate

 Lent. For more information contact the Parochial House..

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)

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 7th March at 8pm.

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.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th Oct-13th Oct.  Led By Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome. 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Takes place on Apr 25th for 7 nights. Cost €689.  Contact Ann Buchanan 085-8021382

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Spring Concert entitled

 “Gloria” in Cathedral, Mullingar this Sun 3rd March at 8pm. Tickets cost €20.

Irish School of Evangelisation: Will host Unbound: Freedom in Christ in Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry on Sat 9th &

Sun 10th March from 9am-6pm. Holy Mass will be celebrated each day. Registration Fee is €50.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Monday 4th March at  8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Cookery Demonstration: With celebrity chef Adrian Martin in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Thurs Mar 28th at 8pm. Tickets

€10 are  on sale in Michael Leonard’s, Lenihans Butchers and Coffee Boutique. Proceeds going to St. Ernan’s N. S.

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      Year C                                   Seventh  Sunday in Ordinary Time                            24th  February, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Peg & James Robinson.  Sun 24th 11.00am T. J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  William & Elizabeth Gilmore.

Mon 25th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th No Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 1st ( First Friday) 7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy & Annie Mc Cann & son Tommy. Sat 2nd 6.30pm Pat Carroll MM  Sun 3rd 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & DFM

 

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 24th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Joe Flynn.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 1st ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 3rd 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & son Loman &  Ellen Devery.

Offertory Collection:  €760.  Ren Fund: Weekly €500. Monthly €70. 

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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th March, 2019  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.

Lenten Journey with Scripture: An eight week programme which will run through Lent began on Tuesday last. in Fatima

 at 8pm. It will involve reading and reflecting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Each session will consist of a talk on

DVD (by a popular international speaker) discussion and refreshments. It would be an excellent way to celebrate Lent. For

more information contact the Parochial House..

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th Oct-13th Oct.  Led By Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome. 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Divine Mercy: Conference in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. on Mar 2nd from 11am -5.30pm. Contact 085-8021382

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Takes place on Apr 25th for 7 nights. Cost €689.  Contact Ann Buchanan 085-8021382

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Spring Concert entitled

 “Gloria” in Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 3rd March at 8pm. Tickets cost €20.

Irish School of Evangelisation: Will host Unbound: Freedom in Christ in Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry on Sat 9th &

Sun 10th March from 9am-6pm. Holy Mass will be celebrated each day. Registration Fee is €50.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: Next Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

Delvin Friendship Club:  Will be back in the Hall on Thursday next Feb 28th starting at 11am. Hope to see ye all back.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Monday 4th March at  8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

“Our Father”

There is a striking absence in the text of the ‘Lord’s Prayer’. Were I  to ask you what the striking absence in the text

of the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ is, it would not be easy to answer. A word is missing. Everyone think: what is missing from the

Lord’s Prayer? Think, what is missing? One word. What is the missing word in the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ that we pray

every day? To save time, I will tell you: the word “I” is never said. Jesus teaches us to pray with ‘You’ on our lips,

because Christian prayer is a dialogue: ‘blessed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done’. Not my

 name, my kingdom, my will. Not I, it is no good. And then it moves on to ‘we’. The entire second part of the ‘Our

Father’ uses the first person plural: ‘give us our daily bread, forgive us our sins, lead us not into temptation, deliver

 us from evil’ Even the most basic of man’s requests—such as that of having food to satisfy hunger---are all in the

plural. In Christian prayer, no one asks for bread for themselves: give me bread today---no, give us, it is asked for

all, for all the world’s poor. We must not forget this. The word “I” is missing. We pray by using ‘you’ and ‘we’. It is

a good lesson from Jesus. Do not forget this.

                                                                                         Pope Frances.

      Year C                                     Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                             17th February, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th 6.30pm Michael Garry.  Sun 17th 11.00am  Pat & Mary Smith & daughter Noeleen Smith.  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 Peg & James Robinson.  Sun 24th 11.00am T. J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  William & Elizabeth Gilmore.

 

  Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 17th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.  Wed 20th 9.30am   Sun 24th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Joe Flynn.

  1. I. P. Colette O’ Shaughnessy. Mullingar (nee Kelleghan) formerly Graftonstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €815  Ren Fund: Weekly €460. Monthly €155.  Annual €520.

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.

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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th March, 2019  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.

Lenten Journey with Scripture: An eight week programme which will run through Lent begins on Tuesday,

February 19th in Fatima at 8pm. It will involve reading and reflecting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Each

session will consist of a talk on DVD (by a popular international speaker) discussion and refreshments. It would be an

 excellent way to celebrate Lent. For more information contact the Parochial House..

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th Oct-13th Oct.  Led By Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome. 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

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.

Divine Mercy: Conference in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. on Mar 2nd from 11am -5.30pm. Contact 085-8021382

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Takes place on Apr 25th for 7 nights. Cost €689.  Contact Ann Buchanan 085-8021382

Mullingar Choral Society: Are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this year with their Annual Spring Concert entitled

 “Gloria” in Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 3rd March at 8pm. Tickets cost €20.

Family Life: Presents a conversation with Carol Nolan TD on Thurs Feb 28th at 7.30pm in Greville Arms, Mullingar.

Irish School of Evangelisation: Will host Unbound: Freedom in Christ in Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry on Sat 9th &

Sun 10th March from 9am-6pm. Holy Mass will be celebrated each day. Registration Fee is €50.

Renovation Fund: Copies of the Annual Report are available at the back of the Church. A copy of the report on the account

for the day to- day  running of the Parish is on the Notice Board.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed next Feb 20th at 8.30pm to set a date for Our Annual

 Table Quiz, and other forthcoming events. Please attend.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting in Fatima on Thursday 21st February at 9pm.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Launch of Society’s Journal Riocht na Midhe 2019 followed by lecture “The

 Great Flu Epidemic” 1918-1919  on Wed 20th Feb at 7.30pm in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan   All Welcome.

 

      Year C                                     Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                             10th February, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 9th 6.30am Johnny & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean.    Molly Paris.  Sun 10th 11.00am Sean Mangan.   Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.   Tue 12th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 13th No Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 17th 11.00am  Pat & Mary Smith & daughter Noeleen Smith.

  Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 10th 9.30am Pat Fox.  Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 17th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.

  1. R.I. P. Pat Carroll. Stonestown, Delvin. Alice Donlon. Bolandstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €890  Candlemas Offerings: €1,050.

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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  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.

Lenten Journey with Scripture: An eight week programme which will run through Lent begins on Tuesday,

February 19th in Fatima at 8pm. It will involve reading and reflecting on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Each

session will consist of a talk on DVD (by a popular international speaker) discussion and refreshments. It would be an

 excellent way to celebrate Lent. For more information contact the Parochial House..

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

Confirmation: Will be in Delvin Church next Friday 15th February at 3pm. Each child will have one Sponsor. Places will be

 reserved at the Ceremony for the children and their sponsor in the centre aisle.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th Oct-13th Oct.  Led By Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome. 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

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

Renewal of Marriage Vows: Next 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.

Divine Mercy: Conference in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. on Mar 2nd from 11am -5.30pm. Contact 085-8021382

Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Takes place on Apr 25th for 7 nights. Cost €689.  Contact Ann Buchanan 085-8021382

Renovation Fund: Copies of the Annual Report are available at the back of the Church. A copy of the report on the account

for the day to- day  running of the Parish is on the Notice Board.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting in Fatima on Thursday 21st February at 9pm.

A Live Longer & Prosper Programme: Starts in the Hall on Mon next Feb 11th from 10am -3pm. The Programme is for 4

 Weeks. Those of you who gave your name to Mgt last week, hopefully you can attend.

World Day of the Sick

On the XXVII World Day of the Sick, to be solemnly celebrated on 11th February, 2019 in Calcutta, India, the

Church-as a Mother to all her children, especially the infirm-reminds us that gestures like that of the Good

Samaritan are the most credible means of evangelization. Caring for the sick requires professionalism, tenderness,

straightforward and simple gestures freely given, like a caress that makes others feel loved. In light of the solemn

celebration in India, I would like to recall, with joy and admiration, the figure of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta- a

model of charity who made visible God’s love for the poor and sick. As I noted at her canonization, “Mother Teresa,

in all aspects of her life, was a generous diapenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through

her welcome and defence of human life, of those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.

                                                                         Message of His Holiness Pope Francis.

      Year C                                     Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                              3rd February, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 2nd 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Patrick & Ailish Farrelly   Dermot Kenny & DFM.

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 9th 6.30pm Johnny & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean.  Molly Paris.   Sun 10th 11.00am Sean Mangan.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 3rd 9.30am Betty Kelleghan MM  Wed 6th 9.30am Joseph & Bridget Dunican.  Sun 10th 9.30am Pat Fox.

  1. I. P. Fr. Leo Clarke. St. Columbans, Dalgan Park, Navan. brother of Gerry & Evelyn Clarke. Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,030..  Needs of the Diocese Collection: €1,200. Ren Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly €70.  Annual: €200.

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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  at 8pm.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thurs 7th February 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.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. Amount was  €1,200.

Bible Study: A new Bible Study Session will begin on Tuesday, February 19th. It will continue each Tuesday night for eight

 weeks and will run until the end of Lent. Please give careful consideration to taking part.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 7th Oct-13th Oct.  Led By Fr. Seamus Heaney. 4 nights in Rome. 2 nights in Assisi. Cost

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Feast of the Presentation: Candles for use in the home will be blessed after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening in Delvin.

Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Sunday morning and after 11am Mass in Delvin.

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

Annual Mass of Remembrance: Takes place on Wed 6th Feb at 2.30pm in St. Loman’s Hospital Chapel, Delvin Rd,

Mullingar, in memory of deceased patients and people buried in St. Loman’s Cemetery between 1907-1970.

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place at Dalgan Park, Navan from 8th -10th Feb. Contact Sr. Una at 090-64181666

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet in the Hall next Tue 5th Feb, and every second Tuesday.. All New Members Welcome.

A Live Longer & Prosper Programme: Commences in the Hall on Mar 11th for 4 weeks from 10am-3pm. Members from  Delvin Friendship Club and any other senior citizens are invited to attend. Contact Mgt 087-9905869 before Wed 6th Feb.

 

The Role of the Parents

This also means that parents are the principal teachers who  prepare their children to receive the sacraments, and this requires parents to know and love the faith. If we do not understand our Catholic faith, how can we ever expect our children to understand it? If we are not living our Catholic faith, how can we ever expect it of our children? Each of us must examine our homes and ask ourselves, “Is my home truly a domestic Church?”

                                                                                   Archbishop of Denver.

      Year C                                      Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time                                27th  January, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 26th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran.  Sun 27th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Martina Yeoman. Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th No Mass.  Thurs 31st 9.30am Mass. ( Catholic Schools Week).  Fri 1st ( First Friday) 7.30pm John & Anna Vaughan.  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Patrick & Ailish Farrelly   Dermot Kenny & DFM. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 27th 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM  Wed 30th 9.30am Mass in St. Tola’a N. S. ( Catholic Schools Week).   Fri 1st ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 3rd 9.30am Betty Kelleghan MM

Offertory Collection:  €810.  Ren Fund: Weekly €405. Monthly €130.  

Bible Alive: February 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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  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.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up this weekend January 27th . 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,The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Bible Study Group: Meet on Tue night in Fatima.. New members are welcome.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Catholic Schools Week: Will take place from Jan 27th –Feb 3rd . The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic

 Schools: Celebrating the work of Our Local Catholic Schools. Activities will be arranged in each school during the week.

Feast of St. Brigid: St. Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh next Friday and  after7.30pm Mass

 in Delvin.

Feast of the Presentation: Candles for use in the home will be blessed after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening in Delvin.

Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Sunday morning and after 11am Mass in Delvin.

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

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place at Dalgan Park, Navan from 8th -10th Feb. Contact Sr. Una at 090-64181666

Crowenstown N. S: Open Day this Sunday 27th January from 12noon -2pm. All  Welcome. We look forward to seen you.

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019 , or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

The Effects of Confirmation

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1303) tells us that Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

  • It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry.”Abba Father” :
  • It unites us more firmly to Christ:
  • It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us:
  • It renders our bond with the Church more perfect: (and)
  • It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.

                                                                                                          Catechism of the Catholic Church.

      Year C                                       Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                                20th  January, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 19th 6.30pm Frank Brady.  Sun 20th 11.00am Edward & Stasia Curran. Dick, Lil & Jimmy Mullen & baby Patrick.

Mon 21st 9.30am Larry Allen & DFM.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran.  Sun 27th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Martina Yeoman.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 20th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 27th 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM

  1. I. P. Pat Cullen, who died in England, brother of Christine Flynn. Castleview, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €860.  Needs of the Diocese €1,135.  Ren Fund: Weekly €375. Monthly €150. Annual : €1,800.

Bible Alive: January 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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  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.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up next weekend January 27th . 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. Thanks to all who contributed to last week’s collection.

Bible Study Group: Meet on Tue night in Fatima.. New members are welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Fri 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.

The theme for the week this year is “justice and only justice you shall pursue”.(Deuteronomy 16:18-20) There is also a verse

of scripture suggested for reflection each day. The following are the verses for the next six days   Sun 20th  The Lord is

gracious and merciful to all. Psalm  145:8  Mon 21st Be content with what you have. Hebrews 13:5.  Tue 22nd To bring good

news to the poor. Luke 4:18.  Wed 23rd  The Lord of hosts is his name. Jeremiah 10:16.  Thurs 24th  Woman, great is your

faith. Matthew 15:28.  Fri 25th The Lord is my light and my salvation. Psalm  27:1.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: This Sunday 20th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Confirmation Preparation: A meeting for Parents will be held in St. Ernans School on Mon 21st at 8pm.

A Retreat for the children preparing for Confirmation will take place on Friday, Jan 25th .

Catholic Schools Week: Will take place from Jan 27th –Feb 3rd . The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic

 Schools: Celebrating the work of Our Local Catholic Schools. Activities will be arranged in each school during the week.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your

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

Crowenstown N. S: Open Day on Sunday 27th January from 12noon -2pm. All  Welcome. We look forward to seen you.

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019 , or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

      Year C                                        The Baptism of the Lord                                           13th  January, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. David Dunne.   Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Laetitia Cullen & DFM     Joe & Kitty Bray. Mon 14th 9.30am Cathy Sullivan.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th No Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Frank Brady.  Sun 20th 11.00am Edward & Stasia Curran.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 13th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent

  1. I. P. Betty Kelleghan. Graftonstown, Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €775.  Ren Fund: Weekly €310. Monthly €80. Annual : €750.

Bible Alive: January 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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  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.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th 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.

Bible Study Group: Resumes on Tuesday next Jan 15th at 8pm in Fatima. New members are welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Fri 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.

The theme for the week this year is “justice and only justice you shall pursue”.(Deuteronomy 16:18-20) There is also a verse

of scripture suggested for reflection each day. The following are the verses for the first three days Fri 18th  Let justice roll

down like waters. Amos 5:24.  Sat 19th Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’. Matthew 5:37.  Sun 20th  The Lord is

gracious and merciful to all. Psalm  145:8

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Next Sunday 20th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Confirmation: Enrolment for Confirmation takes place this weekend. Please pray for the young people preparing for

 Confirmation and for their parents and families.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

Crowenstown N. S: Open Day on Sunday 27th January from 12noon -2pm. All  Welcome. We look forward to seen you.

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019, or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

Delvin Branch of St. Vincent De Paul: Would like to thank all the parishioners for their generous contribution to Annual

Christmas Appeal. All the donations have been distributed to people in need in local area. A big thank you to David Smyth

Catering for supplying and cooking Christmas Dinners that were distributed on Christmas Day in Delvin Area.

 

Year C                                        The Epiphany of the Lord                                            6th January, 2019[

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30 pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 6th 11.00am Kyran Smyth, Bernie Clune Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 12th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Laetitia Cullen & DFM     Joe & Kitty Bray.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 6th 9.30am Margaret Manny.   Paddy & Christy Gill & DFM.    Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 13th 9.30am

Chris Callaghan.

Offertory Collection:  €930.  Ren Fund: Weekly €845. Monthly €300. Annual : €2,350.

Bible Alive: January 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-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Feast of the Epiphany: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th 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 Vocations Committee: Invitation to a Young Adult Retreat for people between the ages 18-40 in

 Franciscan Retreat Centre, Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 12th Jan from 9.45am-5pm. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666 or Fr.

 Shane at 057-9321587. Poster on Notice Board.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

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

      Year C                                        Feast of the Holy Family                                            30th  December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 29th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 30th 11.00am Carmel Doherty MM  Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 12noon  (World Day of Peace)  Bill Anderson. Wed 2nd No Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass. Fri 4th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke, Robinstown.  Sat 5th 6.30 pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 6th 11.00am Kyran Smyth, Bernie Clune. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 30th 9.30am Loman Ivory. Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 6th 9.30am Margaret Manny. Paddy & Christy Gill & DFM.

Offertory Collection:  €755.  Christmas Offerings: €7,390.  Christmas Offertory: €2,550.

Bible Alive: January issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be  Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm. in Delvin. No Adoration from 6pm -10pm. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

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

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick this  Sunday 30th at 10.30am. The Priest

will not visit the sick the first week in January.

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

World Day of Peace: Jan 1st  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 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th 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.

Delvin G. A. A: Are hosting Lipsync in Knightsbrook, Hotel Trim Sat Jan 5th at 8pm. There is a Children’s Movie evening

 on Thurs Jan 3rd at 5pm in the Hall.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

New Year Greetings: We wish all our Parishioners every blessing and success for 2019. Thanks to everybody for their

generosity and support in the past year.

The Grace of Marriage

Christ is the source of this grace. “Just as of old God encountered his people with a covenant of love and fidelity, so

 our Saviour, 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, 1642.

Feast of Mary, Mother of God.

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.

Important Dates for 2019.

15th February, Confirmation.                                                4th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

6th March, Ash Wednesday                                        5th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown    

21st April, Easter Sunday.                                          10th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

11th May, First Holy Communion.

9th June, Pentecost Sunday.

 

      Year C                                         Fourth Sunday of Advent                           23rd December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 22nd 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Gaffney. Mon 24th ( Christmas Eve) 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Wed 26th No Mass.  Thurs 27th 10.00am Larry Murtagh.  Fri 28th 10.00am DFM Kearney family.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 30th 11.00am Carmel Doherty MM

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 23rd 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes & DFM  Tue 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am  Wed 26th 10.00am Mass. 

Sun 30th 9.30am Loman Ivory.

  1. I. P. Joe O’ Reilly. Castletown House, Delvin. Kathleen Kennedy. Collinstown, sister of Noreen Clarke. Delvin. Offertory Collection: €1,135.   Ren Fund: Weekly €325.  Monthly €150.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be no Adoration on Monday in Delvin.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  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 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, 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 Sunday 30th at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the sick the first week in January.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. We thank you for all 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.

Delvin G. A. A: Are hosting Lipsync in Knightsbrook, Hotel Trim Sat Jan 5th at 8pm. The Club is having a mini league

 hurling at 10.30am,  St. Stephen’s Day and  there is a  Children’s Movie evening on Thurs Jan 3rd at 5pm in the Hall.

Christmas Message

Let us celebrate Christmas this year!! Christmas is, above all, a religious feast when we commemorate the love of

 God for us, manifested by the sending of his only Son to a stable in Bethlehem. While there are worthwhile and

 beneficial social as well as economic consequences, a Christmas celebration without reference to Christ is both

meaningless and empty. Christmas cannot be reduced to a ‘Happy Holiday’ or a celebration devoid of Christ. It is

unfortunate that the essentials of Christmas, the infant Jesus, the Crib and Christmas worship are often set aside.

The feast of Christmas is the most inclusive of all feasts, God made Man to lead us to God! This year, let us try to

 keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas and let us try to imitate, as best we can, the generosity of the God who

 became man for us.

                                                                                      Christmas Message from Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.

      Year C                                         Third Sunday of Advent                            16th December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 16th 11.00am  Dermot Kenny MM.  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Mattie, Bridgie, James & Elizabeth Gilmore.  Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass. Wed 19th No Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Gaffney.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 16th 9.30am Sheila Aughey MM.  Pala Sheerin & DFM   Wed  19th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes & DFM

 Offertory Collection:  8th Dec  €705.  Sunday  €985.   Ren Fund: Weekly €335.  Monthly €145.

Bible Alice: 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  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Sadie Ann Tuite.  Maggie Roisin Leonard.  Alexander Murray.  Lucy Rose Scally.   Michael Seamus Clune.   Caitlyn Patricia Flynn.   Donnacha O’ Grady.  Everly Hope Doyle.  Alfie John Gough.  Jamie Lee Jones.  Carley Megan Kilmurray.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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.

Advent: This 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.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Tusla: Are running a recruitment campaign to look for foster carers for children between ages of birth and 18yrs throughout

 the Midlands. See poster on Notice Board for further information.

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on Wed 19th  Dec at 7.30pm.  In

Athboy on Thursday 20th Dec  at 7.30pm, and Clonmellon on Friday 21st Dec  at 7.30pm.

Confessions:

Monday 24TH December

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

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm in Delvin Chutch

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

 

Advent

524 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,  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.

 

Year C                                          Second Sunday of Advent                             9th December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray. Sun 9th 11.00am Annabel Loughlin MM 

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th No Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 16th 11.00am  Dermot Kenny MM.  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Mattie, Bridgie, James & Elizabeth Gilmore. 

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 9th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Sheila Aughey MM.

 Pala Sheerin & DFM

  1. I. P. Noel Flanagan. England, brother of Carmel Gaffney. Main St, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €880.   Ren Fund: Weekly €415.  Monthly €145.

Bible Alice: 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  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Christmas Preparation: We will hold an evening of Prayerful  Preparation  for Christmas in Fatima on Tuesday next, December 11th , beginning at 8pm. The evening will be led by Fr. Seamus Heaney and will include reflection on the readings, prayers and liturgy of the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Everybody is welcome. Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and members of  Parish Groups are asked to attend.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This 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 on Wed next, 12th December.

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on Wed 19th  Dec at 7.30pm.  In

Athboy on Thursday 20th Dec  at 7.30pm, and Clonmellon on Friday 21st Dec  at 7.30pm.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place in the Hall next Thurs 13th Dec at 5pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place this weekend 8th /9th Dec.  Your support will be appreciated.

St. Ernan’s N. S : Christmas Craft Sale and Coffee Morning will take place in the school on next Friday 14th December

 from 10am -12noon. All are Welcome.

Advent

1095 For this season the Church, especially during Advent and Lent and above all at the Easter Vigil, re-reads and

 re-lives the great events of salvation history in the “today” of her liturgy. But this also demands that catechesis help

 the faithful to open themselves to this spiritual understanding of the economy of salvation as the Church’s liturgy

 reveals it and enables us to live it.

                                                                                                         Catechism of Catholic Church.

      Year B                                            First Sunday of Advent                             2nd December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st 6.30pm Kevin Bray. Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Joe Reilly. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am David Anderson.  Wed 5th No Mass. Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 7th ( First Friday) Owen & Bridget Gaffney. Sat 8th ( Feast of Immaculate Conception) 11.00am Margaret & Michael Malone.  Vigil  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray. Sun 9th 11.00am Annabel Loughlin MM

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 2nd 9.30am  Patrick Mc Hale.  Nancy & Jack Barry.  Wed 5th 9.30am |Mass.  Sat 8th ( Feast of Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 9th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM

  1. I. P. Carmel Doherty, Ballinvalley, Delvin. Gordon Cook, England father-in-law of Andrew Mainwaring, formerly Addinstown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €520.  Monthly €70.

Bible Alice: Advent 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  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 6th December at 8pm.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 7th  December at 7.30pm,

during Mass. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend. ( Please note change of date).

Advent: Advent begins this Sunday, December 2nd . 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.

Mullingar Choral Society: “A Christmas Festival” with Mullingar Choral Society, Mullingar Town band will be held in

 Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 2nd Dec at 7pm. Tickets available from Cathedral Shop or door on the night. Cost €10.

Youth 2000: The Annual Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat takes place from 7th -9th Dec in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare

Further information email office@youth2000.ie or call 01-6753690

Medjugorje Pilgromages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall this Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Table Quiz: Table Quiz in Blue Hackle Inn on Fri 7th Dec. It is a mini fundraiser for LipSync. Starts at 9pm.

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 €30,000. A big thank you to all the people from Delvin and surrounding areas who

 organized fundraising events during the past year. We appreciate what you all do for the Hospice Homecare.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place in the Hall on Thurs 13th Dec at 5pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 8th /9th Dec.  Your support will be appreciated.

The 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                               25th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 25th 11.00am Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty. Mon 26th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th No Mass.  Thurs 29th No Mass.  Fri 30th No Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Kevin Bray. Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Joe Reilly.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley. Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.    Sun 2nd 9.30am  Patrick Mc Hale.  Nancy &

Jack Barry.

  1. I. P. Maureen Byrne. Kells. sister of Alice Donlon, Bolandstown, and Teresa Gaffney, Printinstown.

John Christopher Ryan, Trim. father of Julie O’ Brien, Martinstown.

 Offertory Collection:   €875.   Ren Fund: Weekly €320.  Monthly €175.

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  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 this Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 7th  December at 7.30pm,

during Mass. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend. ( Please note change of date).

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . 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 Baptst. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”

World Meeting of Families Reunion: A gathering of WMOF2018 participants, volunteers and choirs will be held in

Navan on Fri 30th Nov at 7.30pm. Bishop Deenihan will lead Evening Prayer. It will be followed by a  Social gathering  in

 St.Mary’s Community Centre. Certificates are being prepared for families and participants at the RDS, Croke Park and

Phoenix Park. Please register not later than Wed 28th Nov www.dioceseofmeath.ie/wmof2018reunion/

Mission Awareness: If you are interested in being part of a Mission Team in Meath Diocese to promote and foster mission

 awareness at home and overseas, please come along and join us for a meeting on Tue 27th Nov at 7.30pm at Columbans in

Dalgan Park, Navan. All are Welcome.

Matt Talbot: Mass, followed by Novena to Venerable Matt Talbot for all those affected by addiction, will be held in

 Rochfortbridge Parish Church on Wed 28th Nov at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Mullingar Choral Society: “A Christmas Festival” with Mullingar Chjoral Society, Mullingar Town band will be held in

 Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 2nd Dec at 7pm. Tickets available from Cathedral Shop or door on the night. Cost €10.

Dalgan: Concert of traditional music will be held at Dalgan this Sun 25th Nov at 3pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 28th Nov at 8.30pm in Dolores

Gaffney’s. Everyone is very welcome to attend on the night.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall on Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Table Quiz: Table Quiz in Blue Hackle Inn on Fri 7th Dec. It is a mini fundraiser for LipSync. Starts at 9pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place on Thursday 13th December in the Hall. Any member who was not

 at the Club on Thursday last  and would like to go please contact Alice at 087-4147871 before Fri 30th Novenber  It is

important that you contact us as we have to have a number for the Caterer that will be attending by Monday 3rd December

      Year B                                   Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                   18th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 17th  6.30pm William & Catherine Sherlock.  Pat Lynch.   Sun 18th 11.00am Karl Quinn.  Ger & Maria Sherwin.

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 James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 25th 11.00am Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 18th 9.30am Mary,& James Nugent & son Sean. Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.

  1. I. P. Sheila Aughey. Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €780.   Ren Fund: Weekly €725.  Monthly €115. Annual €1,850.

Bible Alive: November 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  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 30th  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: We thank everyone who was so generous to the collection last weekend. This will help to

 defray the cost of hosting the World Meeting of Families event which was held earlier this year. The amount was €1,300.

Persecuted Christians: This Sunday we set aside to pray for Christians who are being persecuted in many parts of the

 world. It is estimated that 200 million Christians are being persecuted in 60 countries. For detailed information about the

 plight of persecuted Christian email info@churchinchains.ie.

Columban Centenary: The Society of St. Columban is celebrating the centenary of its foundation this year. 

We honour  priests  from the  parish who served with the Society. The Feast of St. Columban will be celebrated on Nov 23rd .

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. We are in memory of the

first humble coming of the Lord in our mental flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final glorious coming as Lord

of History and Universal Judge.

St. Tola’s N. S. Bring and Buy takes place this Sun 18th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We would

 appreciate if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy on Sunday.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads this Sunday 18th

November at our Masses.  A Memorial Service for Road Traffic Victims will be held in Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thurs 22nd starting at 11am.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: A. G. M. of the Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade Committee will be held on Thurs 22nd in St.

Patrick’s Hall at 9.15pm. Without an adequate attendance at this meeting and a new organising committee being elected the

 2019 parade will not go ahead. If you are interested in the future of your local parade please attend.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 28th Nov at 8.30pm in Dolores

Gaffney’s. Everyone is very welcome to attend on the night.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall on Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture “The Columban Odyssey from Dalgan to Far East-Centenary of

Columban Fathers” by Fr. Neil Collins in St. Columban College this Sunday 18th Nov at 3pm.  All Welcome.

      Year B                                   Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                   11th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 10th 6.30am John Fitzpatrick,  Kevin Murphy.  Sun 11th 11am  Watt Casserly & granddaughter Niamh.  Christy Fenlon. Mon 12th 9.30am Mass. Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th No Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th  6.30pm William & Catherine Sherlock.  Pat Lynch.   Sun 18th 11.00am Karl Quinn.  Ger & Maria Sherwin.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 11th Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM.   Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 18th 9.30am Mary,& James Nugent & son Sean.

  1. I. P. Annabel Loughlin. Bracklyn, Delvin. Maureen Mc Cormack. Navan. sister of Kathleen Bray. Crowenstown, Delvin.

Dermot Kenny, son of Michael & Claire Kenny, Ballyhealy Rd, who died in New York.

Offertory Collection:  Nov 1st €290. Sunday Offertory  €855.    November Offerings:  €2,145.

Bible Alive: November 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  10am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles.

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 30th  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held this weekend Nov 10th –

11th . This special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this weekend. Please be generous.  

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance Sun 11th Nov at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Columban Centenary: The Society of St. Columban is celebrating the centenary of its foundation this year. Priests and

 Sisters from the Society have served with great generosity in mission areas throughout the world for the past 100 years.

Among them were priests who were natives of this parish. We recognize their great work they have done in spreading the

 gospel. We salute their families who supported them. The feast of St. Columban will be celebrated on Nov 23rd .

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. We are in memory of the

first humble coming of the Lord in our mental flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final glorious coming as Lord

of History and Universal Judge.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday 15th November at 8.30pm in Fatima.

St. Tola’s N. S. Bring and Buy takes place on Sun 18th 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. Columban

St. Columban was born around 543. He became a monk of Bangor and later principal teacher there. In 591, desiring

 to go on  pilgrimage for Christ, he set out with twelve companions and came to Burguidy. He established

monasteries at Amegray, Luveuil, and Fontaine according to the severe Irish rule. Later he founded Bregenz, in

 Austria and his greatest foundation at Bobbia, near Genoa, where he died in 615. He is remembered as one of the

greatest of the Irish missionary monks.

 

Year B                                         Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time                    4th November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Brendan Mullen MM    Sun 4th 11.00am  Ruth Lynch Barry. Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th No Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Daniel & Eliz Davis. Sean, Bernard, Gerry, Tommy, Martin, Frank & DFM Davis & Kenny Families.  Sat 10th 6.30am John Fitzpatrick,  Kevin Murphy.  Sun 11th 11am

Watt Casserly & granddaughter Niamh.  Christy Fenlon. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 4th 9.30am Lily, Tommy, Larry Poynton & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 11th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Frank Davis, Canada, formerly Robinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €880.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €325. Monthly:  €120.  Annual: €300.

Bible Alive: November 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  10am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, 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.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 8th November at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 23rd November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held on Nov 10th -11th . This

special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses next weekend. Please be generous.  

NET Ministries Team:  NET Ministries Team will be working  with young people and families in Delvin during the

coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days each week.

Retreat: Retreat will take place in St. Columban’s Navan  for young Adults aged 18-40 from 9th -11th Nov .

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Prayer in Preparation for Death

Lord God,

whose days are without end

                                                                            and whose mercies beyond counting,

                                                                            keep us mindful

                                                                            that life is short and the hour of death unknown.

                                                                            Let your Spirit guide  our ways on earth

                                                                            In the ways of holiness and justice,

                                                                            that we may serve you

                                                                            In union with the whole Church,

                                                                            sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

                                                                            And when our earthly journey is ended,

                                                                             lead us rejoicing into the kingdom,

                                                                             where you live for ever and ever.

                                                                             Amen.

      Year B                                         Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    28th  October, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 27th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.  Seamus, Ann & Andy Gaffney   Sun 28th 11.00am Andrew Geoghegan, Perrick Family.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am Mass. Wed 31st 7.30pm Mary Keane.  Thurs 1st Feast of All Saints 11.00am James, Ellen John Curran & DFM    Fri 2nd  ( First Friday) Feast of All Souls  7.30pm New List of the Dead.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Brendan Mullen MM    Sun 4th 11.00am  Ruth Lynch Barry.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 28th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy   Wed No Mass.  Thurs 1st Feast of All Saints 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday)Feast of All Souls  9.30am New List of the Dead.   Sun 4th 9.30am Lily, Tommy, Larry Poynton & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully.

  1. I. P. Peter Halpin. Sheepstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: Mission Sunday:  €960.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €630. Monthly:  €190.  

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  10am-11am.

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. (Winter Time).

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

Parish Youth Group: On Friday next, Nov 2nd The Parish Youth Group will have a Halloween Party.A fun evening is promised. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: We currently have over 20 people interested in participating from

Mullingar parish and surrounding parishes /Fore Deanery. Study Group  meetings will be held in St. Mary’s Collinstown on

Tuesday evenings at 8pm commencing October 30th . Contact Paul on 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. 

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

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed at the moment. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New

 List of the Dead will be celebrated on Fri 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.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held on Nov 10th -11th . This

special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses next weekend. Please be generous.

Youth Retreat: An Afternoon Retreat will take place in Fatima on Fri 2nd Nov from 2pm-5pm for young people who

 received Confirmation in February last. It will be led by the Net Ministry Team. Contact Laura O’ Neill, or the Parochial

House.   

NET Ministries Team:  NET Ministries Team will be working  with young people and families in Delvin during the

coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days each week.

Retreat: Retreat will take place in St. Columban’s Navan  for young Adults aged 18-40 from 9th -11th Nov .

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance Sun 11th Nov at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Will take place on Sat Nov 10th with Dr. John Feehan.

Meath Archaeological Society: Lecture by Paul Hughes  “Dissent and Reaction- Laurence Ginnell, World War 1 and the

 Irish Question” in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar Sun 28th Oct at 3pm. All Welcome.

Delvin Community Alert: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thurs 1st Nov at 8pm.  All are Welcome.

Social Dancing: Will take place in St. Patrick’s  Hall, Delvin  on Fri 2nd Nov from 9.30pm-11.30pm. Music by Matt Leavy.