Year B                                  Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                      23rd   June,  2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Winnie Walsh.  Jenny Kenny & DFM.  Sun 23rd 11.00am  Peggy Lenihan.  Nancy Healy.  Bryan Orr.  Sheila Orr  Mon 24th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 28th 7.30pm  Jubilee  Mass.    Sat 29th  6.30pm  Imelda Keogh.  Sun 30th 11.00am 

Sandra Gaffney.  Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Thos & Isabel Anderson.   Margaret & Michael Rooney

Killulagh Masses:.  

 Sun 23rd 9.30am   DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.   Marcus Daugela.   Sun 30th 9.30am  Brigid Murray

  1. I. P. Brendan Garry. Ballyhealy, Delvin. .

Offertory: 1,035.  Euro   Ren Fund:  Weekly 330  Euro .  Monthly 80  Euro

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan. The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Heaney will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ordination on June 21st.  To mark the event Mass

will be celebrated here in Delvin on Friday, June 28th at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.

 All are Welcome.

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

Burial: Will take place of the Ashes of Maura D’ Roza (nee Fay) on Sat 29th June at 3pm.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass takes place in Loughcrew on Sun 30th June at 3pm. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of his

Canonisation in Rome by Pope Paul V1 in 1975.

Planning for the Future: Bishop Deenihan and Fr. Derek Darby met with priests and chairpersons from Parish Pastoral

Assemblies in the Castlepollard area recently. Bishop Deenihan expressed his deep appreciation for the commitment and

time given by members of the Pastoral Assemblies to their parishes. He outlined some of the opportunities emerging across

the Diocese and invited assemblies to begin exploring ways they can work more collaboratively with their neighbouring

parishes, share resources, and support ongoing faith formation and evangelisation to ensure the sacramental life of parishes

can be supported and developed as we plan far  ahead for the future.

Novena to St. Camillus: From Fri 28th July –Sat 13th July. Triduum of Prayer Thurs 11th –Sat 13th. .Sunday 14th July Feast

of  St. Camillus Mass celebrated by Fr. Paul Crosby PP.   Poster on Notice Board.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage:: Takes place at Knock Shrine on 28th July at 3pm. Celebrating World Day for

Grandparents and the Elderly. All are Welcome.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  A one day parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday, August 31st. Those

who are interested in travelling  are asked to contact Olive Power (087 9868125) before the end of June.

Diploma in Church Music: Programme suitable for those already involved in the ministry of church music in the Christian

tradition, whether as organists, singers or choir directors. Further info Contact Admissions Team, St. Patrick’s College,

Maynooth.  01-7084778 Email: cmmadmissions@spcm.ie

Retreat for Young Adults: St..Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan. Sat 6th   July  from 10am-5.30pm. A time to reflect, Mass,

helpful talks, adoration, confession, spiritual direction if required. Cost 20 Euro. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Seeking, Serving and Sharing Christ in a Synodal Church. Priory Institute: The Priory Institute two week on-line

Summer School is reflective, informative and interactive and will run from 19th August. The course includes 8 recorded

presentations and three on-line zoom discussions and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. For further information

contact prioryinstitute.com

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

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

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 23rd   June  at 8pm.  

Delvin Friendship Club:  The Committee would like to thank all who supported the Coffee morning  and sold Raffle Cards

last Friday. It was a great success.  Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Thursday next, 27th June starting at 11am.

Accord: Are seeking marriage preparation facilitators. If interested contact Aishling at 01-5053102, or www.accord.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. Contact C. E. Office  at  044-9664931

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  Year B                                    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                                        16th  June,  2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 15th 6.30pm   Camillus  Daly & parents.    Tommy Murphy.    Sun 16th 11.00am    Pat & Cailin Lynch.  Ruth Barry.  Paddy Gaffney.  Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Winnie Walsh.  Jenny Kenny & DFM.  Sun 23rd 11.00am  Peggy Lenihan.  Nancy Healy.  Bryan Orr.  Sheila Orr

 

Killulagh Masses:.  

 Sun 16th 9.30am  Michael Egginton.  Sun 23rd 9.30am  DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.

 Offertory: 840.  Euro   Ren Fund:  Weekly 275  Euro .  Monthly  410  Euro  Annual:  800  Euro

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the parish community. Eoin Michael Lynch.  Chris Zorko   Shay Byrne. 

Robert Byrne. Charlie Byrne.  Andrew Clarke.   Sadie Clarke.    Ellie Kate Annie White.    Tadhg Michael Carrington. 

James Joseph Flynn.  Sienna Murtagh Hunt.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan. The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:  Bus will leave for Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock  next Saturday 22nd June at

9.15am.  Pick up Point will be outside Gaffney’s Lounge, Main St.

Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Heaney will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ordination on June 21st.  To mark the event Mass

will be celebrated here in Delvin on Friday, June 28th at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Day for Life: Day for Life Sunday is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic Church across Ireland,

Scotland England and Wales. It is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting on the deep value and

meaning of human life at every stage, and in every condition. On Sunday 16th June, the Church will mark Day for Life 2024

 with a message on the theme: The Lord is my Shepherd-Compassion and Hope at the End of Life

This year’s message reminds us that Jesus did not send the sick away, rather He showed that life always has dignity and that

there is no such a thing as a useless life. Catholics are called to defend the gift of life to its natural end and to protect

vulnerable citizens from a culture that could pressure them into assisted suicide. In this way, we are encouraged to support

people with the companionship of a listening ear, appropriate treatment, and the best of care, so that their last days can be

times of grace, intimacy and love.,

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass takes place in Loughcrew on Sun 30th June at 3pm. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of his

Canonisation in Rome by Pope Paul V1 in 1975.

Planning for the Future: Bishop Deenihan and Fr. Derek Darby met with priests and chairpersons from Parish Pastoral

Assemblies in the Castlepollard area recently. Bishop Deenihan expressed his deep appreciation for the commitment and

time given by members of the Pastoral Assemblies to their parishes. He outlined some of the opportunities emerging across

the Diocese and invited assemblies to begin exploring ways they can work more collaboratively with their neighbouring

parishes, share resources, and support ongoing faith formation and evangelisation to ensure the sacramental life of parishes

can be supported and developed as we plan far  ahead for the future.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  A one day parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday, August 31st. Those

who are interested in travelling  are asked to contact Olive Power (087 9868125) before the end of June.

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

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

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 16th   June  at 8pm.  

Delvin Friendship Club:  Committee meeting in Gaffney’s Lounge on Monday 17th June at 8pm.

Dermot Kenny Memorial Cup: Will be  played in Delvin G. A. A Park this Sun 16th June at 3pm. Delvin V Clann Na

nGael, Athboy. Proceeds going towards a Defibrillator for the G. A. A. Park.

Accord: Are seeking marriage preparation facilitators. If interested contact Aishling at 01-5053102, or www.accord.ie

Drumcree Bog Festival: The Bog Festival has been cancelled due to weather conditions. .It will be on at a later date.

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. Contact 044-9664931

  Year B                                       Tenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                                         9th June,  2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 8th 6.30pm    Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph.   Joseph Anderson.   Sun 9th 11.00am   Bernie Mc Grath.

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm  Camillus Daly & parents.  Tommy Murphy.  Sun 16th 11.00am  Pat & Cailin Lynch.  Ruth Barry.  Paddy Gaffney.

 

Killulagh Masses:.  

Sun 9th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.   Colm & Lila O’ Farrell     Sun 16th 9.30am  Michael Egginton.

 Offertory: 770.  Euro   Easter Dues: 2,120 . Euro

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

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

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the parish community. Conor Mick Ivory.   Evie Rose Murtagh.

 Joseph Patrick Heffernan.    Luke Anthony Mc Govern.    Anna Danute Daugela.     Hollie Patricia Smyth.  Della Jane

Smyth.  Molly Coughlan.    Eabha Grace Smith.    Luke Fitzpatrick.   Sadhbh Mc Kendry.   Theo Andrew Clune.  Luke

James Mc Donnell. Tommy Mc Grath.  Bonnie Catherine Moran.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:  Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. Those of you

thinking about going please  contact us soon. To book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or

contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Heaney will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his ordination on June 21st. To mark the event Mass

will be celebrated here in Delvin on Friday, June 28th at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass takes place in Loughcrew on Sun 30th June at 3pm. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of his

Canonisation in Rome by Pope Paul V1 in 1975.

Planning for the Future: Bishop Deenihan and Fr. Derek Darby met with priests and chairpersons from Parish Pastoral

Assemblies in the Castlepollard area recently. Bishop Deenihan expressed his deep appreciation for the commitment and

time given by members of the Pastoral Assemblies to their parishes. He outlined some of the opportunities emerging across

the Diocese and invited assemblies to begin exploring ways they can work more collaboratively with their neighbouring

parishes, share resources, and support ongoing faith formation and evangelisation to ensure the sacramental life of parishes

can be supported and developed as we plan far  ahead for the future.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg  A one day parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday, August 31st. Those

who are interested in travelling  are asked to contact Olive Power (087 9868125) before the end of June.

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

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

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 9th  June  at 8pm.  

Delvin Friendship Club:  Are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Fri 14th June in Gaffney’s Lounge from

9.30am -2pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking for the Cake sale. Don’t forget to return your Raffle Card

Accord: Are seeking marriage preparation facilitators. If interested contact Aishling at 01-5053102, or www.accord.ie

Drumcree Bog Festival: Takes place on Sun 16th June.  Music by Various Artists..  Proceeds on the day going to Delvin Hospice Homecare and Collinstown Cemetery.  We appreciate your support.

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. Contact 044-9664931

The Lord’s Day

Central to the Church’s Liturgical Life is Sunday, the day of Christ’s Resurrection. The observance begins with the evening of the preceding day. It is a day when all Catholics are obliged to take part in the Mass. The Lord’s Supper is its  centre, for there the whole community of the faithful encounters the risen Lord who invites them to his banquet. (CCC, no 1166). The Church encourages that Sunday , the ‘ Lord’s Day’ also be a day for rest and recreation. It is also a day when the faithful can devote themselves to works of mercy and to the apostolate.

                                                                                   Irish Catholics Catechism for Adults. 192-3.

  Year B                                          Feast of Corpus Christi                                                  2nd June,  2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 1st 6.30pm  Michael Malone.  Sun 2nd 11.00am  Aggie O’ Doherty- Leonard MM    James, Mary & John Herward.    Seamus & James Higgins.   Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.    Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.   Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass Fri 7th ( First Friday) 7.30pm  Noel Renehan.    Sat 8th 6.30pm  Joe & Annie Kate Gray & son Joseph. 

Joseph Anderson.   Sun 9th 11.00am Bernie Mc Grath.

Killulagh Masses:.  

Sun 2nd  9.30am  Bridie Scally (nee Fox)    Fri7th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead    Sun 9th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.   Colm & Lila O’ Farrell

R.I. P. Peter Mc Kenna. Mullimgar who lived in Delvin for the past few years.

 Offertory:  900.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly 280  Euro  Monthly  35  Euro.

Bible Alive:  June Issue  on sale. Cost  2  Euro.

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

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

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

Feast of Corpus Christi: This Sunday is the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs next, June 6th at 8pm in the Parochial House. Our Annual

Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. Those of you thinking about going please  contact us soon. To

book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering:(18 Years) will take place in St. Ultan’s Church, Bohermeen at 7.30pm on Fri 7th June.

This is an opportunity for young adults to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection and discussion assisted by priests

from  the diocese and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Contact Fr. Mark English  info at duleekparish@gmail.com.

Vocations Holy Hour:: Takes place in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Asbbourne at 7pm on Fri 7th June. Solemnity

 of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus opens his heart for us: this is His Priesthood. We so need hearts for Christ, as

priests in our Diocese. If you are thinking of a Vocation to the Priesthood, please come along and give your heart to the

Sacred heart of Jesus. Live from Facebook page: DioceseOfMeathVocations. or contact wwwmeathvocations.com

Retreat for Young Adults (18-40 Yrs): From 7th -9th June at Roscrea Abbey. Mass, Confession, Talks. Cost is  150  Euro.

Contact Sr. Una  at 090-6481666, or email youthretreats@gmail.com

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass takes place in Loughcrew on Sun 30th June at 3pm. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of his

Canonisation in Rome by Pope Paul V1 in 1975.

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 2nd June  at 8pm.  

Delvin Friendship Club:  Are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Fri 14th June in Gaffney’s Lounge from

9.30am -2pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking for the Cake sale. Don’t forget to return your Raffle Card

Accord: Are seeking marriage preparation facilitators. If interested contact Aishling at 01-5053102, or www.accord.ie

Westmeath Community Development::  Free  Annual Disability and Older people’s services and information is taking place on Mon 27th May from 10am -1pm in Bloomfield Hotel. All Welcome. Contact 044-9348571, or 087 25001

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. Contact 044-9664931

The Witness of the Eucharist

Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to his Church. The faithful give witness by this to their communion in faith and charity. Together they testify to God’s holiness and their hope of salvation. They strengthen one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.                                        

Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2182.

   Year B                                             The Most Holy Trinity                                                   26th  May, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 25th 6.30pm Geraldine Farrelly MM   Sun 26th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly families.  Josephine Murtagh & DFM  Mon 27th 9.30am  John Heffernan & Parents. Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 31st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Sun 2nd 11.00am  Aggie O’ Doherty- Leonard MM    James, Mary & John Herward.    Seamus & James Higgins.

 

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun 26th 9.30am   James & Hollie Mc Keon   Sun 2nd  9.30am  Bridie Scally (nee Fox)

  1.   I. P.  Joan Mander. Balrath South, Delvin.  Pauline Clyne. Ballymahon. formerly Ballyhealy, Delvin. sister of Brendan     Garry. Ballyhealy.   Kathleen Farrell. Booterstown, Dublin. mother of Anita O’ Leary. Gigginstown.

 Offertory:  990.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly 380  Euro  Monthly  150  Euro.

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

First Communion:  Congratulations to the children from St. Mary’s  School, Southill who received their First Holy

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

Bible Alive:  June Issue  on sale. Cost  2  Euro.

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. We hope to

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

contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Knock Shrine: Summer Programme beginning at Knock Shrine. See poster on Notice Board with events.

Pray for Life Novena; The Pray for Life Novena is an invitation to join thousands of people across Ireland to pray for the

protection of human life, began on  Thurs 23rd May and will end on the  Feast of the Visitation on Fri 31st May. Further info

 visit www.prayfor life.ie for the daily novena prayers.

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering:(18 Years) will take place in St. Ultan’s Church, Bohermeen at 7.30pm on Fri 7th June.

This is an opportunity for young adults to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection and discussion assisted by priests

from  the diocese and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Contact Fr. Mark English  info at duleekparish@gmail.com.

All Ireland Rosary Rally- Knock: Takes place on  Sat, 1st June.  It begins at 9.30am and will end with Mass in the Basilica

at 3pm.  See wwwallirelandrosary.com for more details.

Retreat for Young Adults (18-40 Yrs): From 7th -9th June at Roscrea Abbey. Mass, Confession, Talks. Cost is  150  Euro.

Contact Sr. Una  at 090-6481666, or email youthretreats@gmail.com

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass takes place in Loughcrew on Sun 30th June at 3pm. This year marks the 49th Anniversary of his

Canonisation in Rome by Pope Paul V1 in 1975.

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 26th   May at 8pm.

Delvin Friendship Club:  Our usual get-together will be on Thursday next, 30th May starting at 11am. We are having a

Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on Fri 14th June in Gaffney’s Lounge from 9.30am -1pm. We appreciate your support.

Car Boot Sale & Garden Fete: Will take place this Sun 26th May from 12noon -5pm at the school. We are currently selling

tickets for our raffle.  5 Euro each or 5 for 20 Euro. Contact St. Patrick’s School, Crowenstown at 044-9664585.

Accord: Are seeking marriage preparation facilitators. If interested contact Aishling at 01-5053102, or www.accord.ie

Westmeath Community Development::  Free  Annual Disability and Older people’s services and information is taking place on Mon 27th May from 10am -1pm in Bloomfield Hotel. All Welcome. Contact 044-9348571, or 087 2500161

The Trinity

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith”. The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit , reveals himself to men “ and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin.”

                                                                                                                            Catechism of the Catholic Church. 234.

   Year B                                                     Pentecost Sunday                                                    19th  May, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 18th 6.30pm  Michael, Bridget, Sean & Thomas Coyne.  Sun 19th 11.00am Michael & Kitty Halpin.  Carmel Cannon.

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm Geraldine Farrelly MM   Sun 26th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly families.  Josephine Murtagh & DFM

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun 19th 9.30am   Richard & Danny Monaghan & DFM.  Willie & Nuala Fox & DFM  Sun 26th 9.30am  James & Hollie Mc Keon

  1. I. P.  Aggie O’ Doherty- Leonard. Castletown, Delvin.  Maura Fay De Rossa. London. formerly Main St, Delvin. sister      of Brendan Fay. Ballinaskeagh, Delvin.

 Offertory:  850.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly 245  Euro  Monthly  140  Euro.

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 Penrtecost 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.

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

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. We hope to

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

contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Knock Shrine: Summer Programme beginning at Knock Shrine. See poster on Notice Board with events.

Pray for Life Novena; The Pray for Life Novena is an invitation to join thousands of people across Ireland to pray for the

protection of human life, from Thurs 23rd May to the Feast of the Visitation on Fri 31st May. Further info visit www.prayfor

life.ie for the daily novena prayers.

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering:(18 Years) will take place in St. Ultan’s Church, Bohermeen at 7.30pm on Fri 7th June.

This is an opportunity for young adults to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection and discussion assisted by priests

from  the diocese and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Contact Fr. Mark English  info at duleekparish@gmail.com.

Vocations Notice: “Be filled with God’s Spirit”. Answer His call to Priesthood. Vocations information; Contact Fr. Tony

Gonoude at 044-9373923 or www. meathvocations.com

Ceili Catholic Community: Will be running a residential school of Evangelisation from Sept  2024 to May 2025. It will be

held in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Further information; school@ceilicommunity. net. Whats App 087-9789150

NET Team: The team finish their time in the parish this weekend. We thank them for all they have done during the year and

we wish them every blessing in the future.

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 19th  May at 8pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday next, 20th May at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Car Boot Sale & Garden Fete: Will take place on Sun 26th May from 12noon -5pm at the school. We are currently selling

tickets for our raffle.  5 Euro each or 5 for 20 Euro. Contact St. Patrick’s School, Crowenstown at 044-9664585.

 Delvin Branch of St. Vincent de Paul: Are looking for additional members to join the local volunteers in delivering

discreet and vital support. Please come to our information Meeting in Fatima on Tue 28th May at 7.30pm

Westmeath Community Development::  Free  Annual Disability and Older people’s services and information is taking place on Mon 27th May from 10am -1pm in Bloomfield Hotel. All Welcome. Contact 044-9348571, or 087 2500161

Feast of Pentecost

The tongues of fire God sends to light upon the disciples’ heads at Pentecost signify God’s presence in the Holy Spirit. The appearance of separate flames on each person indicates that he will now be present in a new and deeper way in each believer instead of just to certain people at certain times. As the events that follow demonstrate, this “fire” will open their minds to understand God’s Word and will give them the words they need to share the Gospel and the power and courage they need to be his witnesses.

   Year B                                        The Ascension of the Lord                                            12th  May, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

B Sun 11.00am  Marian Murtagh.  Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 9.30amn Harry, Molly, Paul & Rosaleen Barry.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 18th 6.30pm Michael, Bridget, Sean & Thomas Coyne.  Sun 19th 11.00am Michael & Kitty Halpin.  Carmel Cannon.

Killulagh Masses:. Sun 12th 9.30am  Bertie, Rosemary, Colette & Antoinette Kelleghan.  Sun 19th 9.30am   Richard & Danny Monaghan & DFM.  Willie & Nuala Fox & DFM

  1. I. P. Sheila Kennedy (nee Egginton) Castlepollard. formerly Glackstown, Collinstown..Alacoque Dalton. Mulliganstown, Delvin. sister of Margaret Lynch. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

 Offertory:  945.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly 380  Euro  Monthly  155  Euro.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost 2  Euro.

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

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

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

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 Penrtecost 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.

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. We hope to

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

contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Knock Shrine: Summer Programme beginning at Knock Shrine. See poster on Notice Board with events.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Ceili Catholic Community: Will be running a residential school of Evangelisation from Sept  2024 to May 2025. It will be

held in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Further information; school@ceilicommunity. net. Whats App 087-9789150

Whist: Whist takes place  in  the Hall  on Sun 12th  May at 8pm.

Car Boot Sale & Garden Fete: Will take place on Sun 28th May from 12noon -5pm at the school. We are currently selling

tickets for our raffle.  5 Euro each or 5 for 20 Euro. Contact St. Patrick’s School, Crowenstown at 044-9664585.

 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 044-9664931.

Delvin Branch of St. Vincent de Paul: Are looking for additional members to join the local volunteers in delivering discreet and vital support. Please come to our information Meeting in Fatima on Tue 28th May at 7.30pm

Westmeath Community Development::  Free  Annual Disability and Older people’s services and information is taking place on Mon 27th May from 10am -1pm in Bloomfield Hotel. All Welcome. Contact 044-9348571, or 087 2500161

The Ascension of the Lord. 

The ascension of Christ means our own salvation as well, where the glorious Head has gone before, the body is called to follow in hope. Let us therefore exult, beloved, as is fitting, and let us rejoice in devout thanksgiving. For on this day not only have we been confirmed in our possession of paradise, but we have entered heaven in the person of Christ: through his grace, we have regained far more than we had lost through the devil’s hatred.

 

   Year B                                         Sixth Sunday of Easter                                              5th May, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 4th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & Bl. Lal Timmons.   Michael Gilroy.  Nicholas Grassick.  Sun 5th 11.00am  Christy Darby.

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 Tom & Marie Mc Enerney & daughter Martina Yeoman.  Margaret Shaw.  Tom, Elizabeth & Mary Toner. Sun 11.00am  Marian Murtagh.

 

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun  5th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Margaret Bennett.  Sun 12th 9.30am  Bertie, Rosemary, Colette & Antoinette Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Pat Kangley. Corbetstown, Killucan. brother of  Nuala Moran. Ballinacor, Delvin.

 Offertory:  1,050.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly  240  Euro  Monthly  30  Euro.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost 2  Euro.

Confirmation: Congratulations to the children who were confirmed in St. Mary’s Special School, Southill last Friday.

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

Bible Study: Will continue on Tuesday night at 8pm in Fatima. We will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

 Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea.  Please come and join us.

First Holy Communion: Children from the parish will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday, May 11th .

St.Ernan’s and St. Patrick’s School children  will receive their First Holy Communion at 10am in Delvin.

St. Tola’s School children will receive their First Holy Communion at 12noon in  Killulagh.

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 22nd June. We hope to

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

contact Kathleen at 087-9768703. Margaret at 087-7688105 or contact Parochial House between 10am -12.30pm

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Cemetery Days:  Dates for Cemetery Days are as follows; Killulagh 4th August at 7pm. Crowenstown Mon 5th at 7pm.

Delvin Saturday 10th August at 7pm.

Ceili Catholic Community: Will be running a residential school of Evangelisation from Sept  2024 to May 2025. It will be

held in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. Further information; school@ceilicommunity. net. Whats App 087-9789150

Whist: Whist takes place  in  Fatima  on Sun 5th May at 8pm.

Adult Education Group: Meeting on Tue 7th May in the Hall  at 10.30am to finalise arrangements for our Trip to

 Strokestown House. New members always welcome.

 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 044-9664931.

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun  6th  May.  We appreciate your support.

National Learning Network: :QQ1 Level 3  Rehabilitative training for individuals with physical and sensory challenges..  Call 086-7839078

 

The Ascension of the Lord. 

The ascension of Christ means our own salvation as well, where the glorious Head has gone before, the body is called to follow in hope. Let us therefore exult, beloved, as is fitting, and let us rejoice in devout thanksgiving. For on this day not only have we been confirmed in our possession of paradise, but we have entered heaven in the person of Christ: through his grace, we have regained far more than we had lost through the devil’s hatred.

   Year B                                            Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                28th  April,, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 27th 6.30pm   Jim Poynton MM    Bridgie & Kevin Murphy   Sun 28th 11.00am Tommy, Christy, Martin, Parents Martin & Julia Kineavy    William & Elizabeth Gilmore.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 3rd ( First Friday)  No Mass.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & Bl. Lal Timmons.   Michael Gilroy.  Nicholas Grassick.  Sun 5th 11.00am Christy Darby.

 

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun 28th 9.30am   Kevin Ledwith    Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead  Sun 5th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Margaret Bennett.

  1. I. P. Catherine O’ Reilly. Finea. sister of Patricia Garry. Caddagh, Delvin.  Geraldine Farrelly. ( nee Sherwin) Shankill, Co. Dublin. late of Main St, Delvin.

 Offertory:  1,010.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly  225  Euro  Monthly  70  Euro.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost 2  Euro.

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

Bible Study: Will continue on Tuesday night at 8pm in Fatima. We will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

 Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea.  Please come and join us.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Vocations Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed towards the  Offertory Collection last  Sunday. The money  will go

 towards the students studying for the priesthood in the Diocese. Thanks to all who attended the Hour of Adoration in

Killulagh last Sunday for Vocations.

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

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs next, May 2nd  at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place this Sunday 28th April.

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering: Will take place in the Church of St. Ciaran, Duleek at 7.30pm on Fri 3rdMay. This is an

opportunity for young adults aged 18 Yrs upwards to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection and discussion. Contact

Fr. Mark English for more info duleekparish@gmail.com.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Young Adult Retreat: Sat May 4th 10am -5pm. An opportunity to join with other young people in peace, prayer and joy.

 Holy Mass, talks, chance for confession.Cost 20  Euro. Contact Sr. Una at 090 6481666, or email youthretreats@gmail.com.

National Pilgrimage for Life: Will be celebrated on Sat 4th May in Knock Shrine with Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

Anointing of the Sick will take place during Mass  Main Celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.

Poor Clares: Are hosting an online Q& A for young women who would like to know more about the Poor Clare way of

life. The event takes place from 7pm -8.30pm on Wed 1st May.  Further info contact vocations@poorclares.ie.

Whist: Whist takes place  in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 28th   April at 8pm.

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

or Career change  and in receipt of Social Welfare payment. Please contact 044-9664931.

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri 4th, Sat 5th & Sun 6th May. Lots of entertainment including Arts & Crafts. Fair. , Delvin Valley Drama Group, Traditional Irish Music. Book Fair on Sunday. .  We appreciate your support.

National Learning Network: :QQ1 Level 3  Rehabilitative training for individuals with physical and sensory challenges..  Call 086-7839078

   Year B                                                  Vocations Sunday                                                21st  April,, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 20th 6.30 pm  Jimmy, Jane & Peggy Reilly.  Jack Ivory.   Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 21st 11.00am Michael Moriarty.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael.  Patrice Keane.  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   Jim Poynton MM    Bridgie & Kevin Murphy  Sun 28th 11.00am Tommy, Christy, Martin, Parents Martin & Julia Kineavy

Killulagh Masses:. Sun 21st 9.30am  Sean Newman.  Sun 28th 9.30am  Kevin Ledwith

  1. I. P. Jeanette Campbell. Southill, Delvin. formerly Shannon, Co. Clare.

Offertory:  990  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly  235  Euro  Monthly  185  Euro.

Bible Study: Will continue on Tuesday night at 8pm in Fatima. We will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

 Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea.  Please come and join us.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Vocations Sunday: This Sunday 21st is Vocations Sunday. There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church from 12noon-

1pm.The Offertory Collection this Sunday will go towards the students studying for the priesthood in the Diocese.

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 young 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.

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place on Sunday 28th April.

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Young Adult Retreat: Sat May 4th 10am -5pm. An opportunity to join with other young people in peace, prayer and joy.

 Holy Mass, talks, chance for confession.Cost 20  Euro. Contact Sr. Una at 090 6481666, or email youthretreats@gmail.com.

Fr. Willie Doyle: Talk on the Cause of Fr. Willie Doyle take place on Thurs 25th April at 7.30pm in Parish Centre,

Mullingar. Individual blessings available with Fr. Willie Doyle’s personal crucifix.

National Pilgrimage for Life: Will be celebrated on Sat 4th May in Knock Shrine with Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

Anointing of the Sick will take place during Mass  Main Celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop Francis Duffy.

Poor Clares: Are hosting an online Q& A for young women who would like to know more about the Poor Clare way of

life. The event takes place from 7pm -8.30pm on Wed 1st May.  Further info contact vocations@poorclares.ie.

Whist: Whist takes place  in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 21st  April at 8pm.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Are having their 1st meeting of the Year on Wed 24th Apr in Gaffney’s Lounge at 8pm. We need more volunteers if we are to keep the Tidy Towns going. We would appreciate your support.

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri 4th, Sat 5th & Sun 6th May. Lots of entertainment including Arts & Crafts. Fair. , Delvin Valley Drama Group, Traditional Irish Music. Book Fair on Sunday. .  We appreciate your support.

                                                                           The Good Shepherd

Christ is not just any good shepherd: He is the Good Shepherd. Ordinarily a shepherd receives wool from his sheep to cloth himself, but we, the sheep, have received a new garment from Christ the Good Shepherd. When we are baptized , we are baptized into Christ. Just as when the prodigal son received “the  best robe”  ( Lk 15:22) when he returned to his father, we are clothed  in Christ when we return to our Father.  A shepherd, to feed himself and his family, will slaughter and consume a sheep, but in the Eucharist, we the sheep consume our Shepherd who became the Lamb for us. We are nourished by his flesh and his blood, not he by ours. At Passover, while other shepherds brought the finest of their lambs to offer as a sacrifice to atone for their sins, our Shepherd offered himself in our place. Our Shepherd laid down his life for us, his sheep, so that we might have life for ever. We are poor and helpless sheep who are not used by our shepherd, but instead loved by him.               (The Magnificat. April, 2024)

 

   Year B                                                   Third Sunday of Easter                                      14th April,, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 13th 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan.  Tom Flynn & DFM   Sun 14th 11.00am Gregory Smith MM.  Tommy Gaffney & DFM   Mon 15th 9.30am  Harry Daly & DFM Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass. Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 6.30 pm  Jimmy, Jane & Peggy Reilly.  Jack Ivory.   Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 21st 11.00am Michael Moriarty.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael.  Patrice Keane.

Killulagh Masses:. Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas Manny    Sun 21st 9.30am  Sean Newman.

  1. I. P. Sr. Imelda Kennelly. Sisters of Charity of Jesus & Mary, Monasterevin, Kildare. formerly  St. Mary’s Southill, Delvin.

Offertory:  725.  Euro    Ren. Fund.  Weekly  515  Euro  Monthly  245  Euro.  Annual  1,600  Euro

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm,.

Bible Study: Will continue on Tuesday night at 8pm in Fatima. We will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

 Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea.  Please come and join us.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock:  Takes place this Sun 14th April  Further details

www.eucharisticadoration.ie Bus leaving Delvin at 7.15am on Sunday. Contact 085-7579303

Vocations Sunday: Next Sunday 21st is Vocations Sunday. There will be Adoration in Delvin from 12noon-1pm.The

 Offertory Collection next Sunday will go towards the students studying for the priesthood in the Diocese.

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 young 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.

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place on Sunday 28th April.

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Whist: Whist takes place  in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 14th April at 8pm.

Crowenstown N. S. : The Teachers, Staff and pupils would like to thank all who supported their Coffee Morning for

Daffodil Day in the school on Fri 22nd March last It was a wonderful day. Amount collected was 1,400  Euro.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who supported our Table Quiz last Friday night.  It was a great success. Our

A.G. M. will take place in Gaffney’s Lounge on Wed next, 17th  at 8pm.

Archerstown 5K Walk: Takes place next Sunday 21st April at 12.30pm.  Starting point is Brownstown Community Centre. Registration at 11.30am. All proceeds going to Delvin Branch of Northwestmeath Hospice.:

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri 4th, Sat 5th & Sun 6th May. Lots of entertainment including Arts & Crafts. Fair. , Delvin Valley Drama Group, Traditional Irish Music. Book Fair on Sunday. .  We appreciate your support.

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 044-9664931.

The Good Shepherd

Christ is not just any good shepherd: He is the Good Shepherd. Ordinarily a shepherd receives wool from his sheep to cloth himself, but we, the sheep, have received a new garment from Christ the Good Shepherd. When we are baptized , we are baptized into Christ. Just as when the prodigal son received “the  best robe”  ( Lk 15:22) when he returned to his father, we are clothed  in Christ when we return to our Father.  A shepherd, to feed himself and his family, will slaughter and consume a sheep, but in the Eucharist, we the sheep consume our Shepherd who became the Lamb for us. We are nourished by his flesh and his blood, not he by ours. At Passover, while other shepherds brought the finest of their lambs to offer as a sacrifice to atone for their sins, our Shepherd offered himself in our place. Our Shepherd laid down his life for us, his sheep, so that we might have life for ever. We are poor and helpless sheep who are not used by our shepherd, but instead loved by him.               (The Magnificat. April, 2024)

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   Year B                           Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)                       7th April,, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 6th 6.30pm  John & Catherine Clune.  Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Micheal Moore.   Sun 7th 11.00am  Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM.   Mon 8th 9.30am  Robert Clancy MM  Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass. N Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan.  Tom Flynn & DFM  Sun 14th 11.00am Gregory Smith MM.  Tommy Gaffney

Killulagh Masses:. Sun 14th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Eamonn Byrne   Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas Manny

  1. I. P. Sean Fitzsimons. Sheepstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  1,250.  Euro     Good Friday Collection: 465  Euro  Easter Offerings:  4,845  Euro

Easter Offering:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Offerings last weekend..

Good Friday Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to the  Collection on Good Friday for the Holy Places in Jerusalem.

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

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

taken in so far is 3,757  Euro

Adoration:  Adoration in Killulagh every Monday from 10am -8pm,.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

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 but 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. John  Paul).  Devotions on Sun 7th  April at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church,

Castlejordan. (Ballinabrackey Parish.)

Feast of the Annunciation:: On Monday next, April 8th we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The

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

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

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

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

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock:  Takes place on Sun 14th April  Further details

www.eucharisticadoration.ie Bus leaving Delvin at 7.15am on Sunday. Contact 085-7579303

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place on Sunday 28th April.

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting Fri 31st May until Thurs 15th August. 1 Day Retreat from May 5th  Poster on Notice

Board. See www.loughderg.org

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Delvin Adult Ed. Group:: Meet on Tue 2nd April outside Gaffney’s at 10am.  More details on Whats App Group.

Whist: Whist will resume in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 7th April at 8pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place on Monday next, 8th April in Gaffney’s Lounge at 8pm.

St. Scire C. E  Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact 044-9664931.

The Struggle of St. Thomas

The struggle for faith experienced by Thomas leads us to think on the meaning of faith in the risen Christ. We do not depend on physical experience of Christ but know his presence in keeping God’s commandments, and as a gathered community, in the hearing of the word and in sacramental signs. So the Christian community is a thankful one, always blessing God for a surer hope through the resurrection of Christ.

Year B                            Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of the Lord                          31st March, 2024

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 30th ( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 31st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass. Mon 1st 9.30am Micheal Moore. Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass. Fri 5th ( First Friday) No Mass. Sat 6th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune. Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Sun 7th 11.00am Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM 

 

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun 31st 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Fri 5th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 7th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.

  1. I. P. Jim Poynton. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory:  890.  Euro     Ren Fund:  Weekly  185.  Euro  Monthly  75  Euro

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

during Lent and Holy Week.

Summer Time: The clocks go forward this Saturday night. Mass on this Sunday will be at Summer Time.

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

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

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

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

Adoration:  There will be  no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday next, 4th April at 8pm.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

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 but 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. John  Paul).  Devotions on Sun 7th  April at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church,

Castlejordan. (Ballinabrackey Parish.)

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock:  Takes place on Sun 14th April  Further details

www.eucharisticadoration.ie

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Delvin Adult Ed. Group:: Meet on Tue 2nd April outside Gaffney’s at 10am.  More details on Whats App Group.

Whist: Whist will resume in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 7th April at 8pm.

Delvin  Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Table Quiz will take place on Fri 5th April in Gaffney’s Lounge atarting at

8.30pm. We appreciate your support on the night.

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 044-9664931.

Readings during the Easter Season

During the Sunday of Easter the first reading is taken, not from the Old Testament, but from the Acts of the Apostles. Many of the passages are examples of the earliest apostolic preaching, and we see in them how the apostles themselves used the Scriptures to announce the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. In other passages, the consequences of Jesus’s resurrection and its effects in the life of the Christian community are recounted. From these passages, the homilist has in hand some of his strongest and most basic tools. He sees how the Apostles used the Scriptures to announce the death and resurrection of Jesus, and he does the same, not only in the passage at hand but in this same style throughout the whole liturgical year: He also sees the power of the life of the risen Lord at work in the first communities, and he declares in faith to his own people that the same power is still at work among us. 

                                                                               Homiletic Directory. 53.

Year B                                                          Palm Sunday                                                       24th March, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Mattie, Dolores & Andy Gaffney. Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel & Pat Gaffney & DFM.   G O’ Brien,  George & Mary O’ Brien.  Mon 25th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 28th ( Holy Thursday) 7.30pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 29th ( Good Friday) 7.30pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 30th ( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 31st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

Killulagh Masses:.   Sun 24th 9.30am  Patrick & Teresa Bannon   Thursday 28th ( Holy Thutrsday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Sun 31st 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

  1. i. P. Christy Carr. Killallon.

Offertory:  1,010.  Euro     Ren Fund:  Weekly  245  Euro  Monthly  230  Euro

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

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

Confessions: Confessions will be available in Delvin Church after the liturgy on Holy Thursday and Good Friday and at

2pm and 7pm on Holy Saturday. Confessions in Killulagh Church before Mass on Holy Thursday  and at 12noon on Holy

Saturday. There will be Confessions in Delvin Church on Monday evening next at 7.30pm. Visiting Priests will attend.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed 27th March at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Ministers of Holy

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

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

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

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

Parochial House.

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

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

Please follow the Card for times of ceremonies and Confessions.

Vocations: Please pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life during Holy week. Our Holy Thursday Night Prayer

of the Church will be offered for Vocations at the end of Adoration at the Altar of Repose. (10.45)

Good Friday Collection: During the Good Friday Liturgy a collection will be taken up for the upkeep of the Holy Places in

Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land. The presence of Christians in the Holy Land has been reducing in recent years. .

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Divine Mercy Sunday: 7th April is Divine Mercy Sunday. Devotions at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church, Castlejordan.

 (Ballinabrackey Parish.)

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock:  Takes place on Sun 14th April  Further details

www.eucharisticadoration.ie

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Delvin |Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Table Quiz will take place on Fri 5th April in Gaffney’s Lounge atarting at

8.30pm. We appreciate your support on the night.

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 044-9664931.

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 B                                                Fifth  Sunday of Lent                                     17th  March, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 16th 6.30pm  Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.   James & Bridie Branagan.   Josephine Carroll.   Sun 17th 11.00am

Gerry Toner MM  Mon 18th 9.30am Margaret & Owen Murtagh & DFM  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Mattie, Dolores & Andy Gaffney. Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel & Pat Gaffney & DFM.   G O’ Brien,  George & Mary O’ Brien.

Killulagh Masses:.  Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes..   Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 24th 9.30am  Patrick & Teresa Bannon   

Offertory:  940  Euro     Ren Fund:  Weekly  260  Euro  Monthly  35  Euro

Confessions: Before the Vigil Mass on Saturday and after 11 o, clock Mass on Sunday.

Bible Study: Our Bible Study has begun and continues every Tuesday Night. There are two Tuesday Nights left. We will

have our Bible Study Group in Fatima at 8pm. Each night we will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea. Please come and join us.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Light The Fire, 2024: The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to join us in Slane on St. Patrick’s Day. 5pm

Vespers on the Hill of Slane and Rosary procession to the Church, 6pm Mass in St.Patrick’s Church followed by Eucharistic

Adoration. Event details www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony or 041 9830441

St. Patricks Testimony: Copies of  St. Patricks Testomony are available in the porches of the Church. They cost 1 Euro

each. This document contains the words of St. Patrick, written near the end of his life. It helps us to understand the amazing

life of our Patron Saint.

Feast of St. Joseph: Tue 19th  we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. We will have Adoration in Delvin Church on that day

 from 10am -11am. We pray that we can learn to imitate his faithfulness to God and his care of Mary and Jesus.

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

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

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place on Mon 18th March from 3pm -5pm. Those entering floats are asked to assemble at the Salesyard at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm. Please come along and support our Parade.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Thursday next, 21st March We are starting with Mass at 11.15am. It is the Birthday Party, so we hope to see a big crowd on the day.

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a Coffee Morning on Friday next, March 22nd from 10am -12noon in the School;.  Proceeds going to Irish Cancer. It is also Daffodil Day. Please support this worthy cause.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are having a Book Collection in the Sports Centre next Saturday, 23rd March between  11am -3pm. We appreciate if you would bring along your collection of unwanted books.

Feast of St. Patrick

Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to underestimate 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 a 100 prayers, and almost as many in the night. Even when I was staying in then woods and on the mountains, I used to get up for prayer before daylight, through snow, through frost, through rain, becaude the spirit within me was then fervent.          

Year B                                                  Fourth Sunday of Lent                                     10th  March, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 9th 6.30pm  Johnny, Cathy, Brendan, Sean Dunne & DFM.  Mary & Patsy Leonard. May Toner.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Annie, Paddy & Tommy Mc Cann    Bernie Drum. Mon 11th 9.30am Philomena & Michael Smith

Tue 12th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 13th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  James & Bridie Branagan.  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 17th 11.00am Gerry Toner MM

 Killulagh Masses. Sun 10th 9.30am Noel Fox. Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes..

Offertory: 895. Euro. Ren Fund: Weekly 300  Euro  Monthly 100  Euro. .    

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

Confessions: Before the Vigil Mass on Saturday and after 11 o, clock Mass on Sunday.

Bible Study: Our Bible Study has begun and continues every Tuesday Night. There are two Tuesday Nights left. We will

have our Bible Study Group in Fatima at 8pm. Each night we will watch an episode of the well known film series, The

Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea. Please come and join us.

 Synod Feedback Invitation: A series of meetings is planned for the coming weeks across the Diocese of Meath to offer

feedback on the Synod which was held in Rome last October and to offer an opportunity for further discernment on the

synodal process which will inform the preparations for the Synod in Rome next October. All interested persons are invited to

our last meeting .which takes place in  Ashbourne Parish Hall, Wed 13th March. All meetings commence at 7.pm

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Light The Fire, 2024: The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to join us in Slane on St. Patrick’s Day. 5pm

Vespers on the Hill of Slane and Rosary procession to the Church, 6pm Mass in St.Patrick’s Church followed by Eucharistic

Adoration. Event details www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony or 041 9830441

St. Patricks Testimony: Copies of  St. Patricks Testomony are available in the porches of the Church. They cost 1 Euro

each. This document contains the words of St. Patrick, written near the end of his life. It helps us to understand the amazing

life of our Patron Saint.

25th Pioneer National Ball:: Takes place on Sat 6th April. Mass at 6pm in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, followed

by special guest speaker, dinner, music at the  Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar. For details/ tickets contact Dermot Fagan at

085-7201646, or Daisy Carey at 087-6544626

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.    

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place on Mon 18th March from 3pm -5pm. Those entering floats are asked to assemble at the Salesyard at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm. Please come along and support our Parade.

Feast of St. Patrick

Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to underestimate 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 wa strengthened. My Spirit was moved so that in a single day I would say as many as a 100 prayers, and almost as many in the night. Even when I was staying in then woods and on the mountains, I used to get up for prayer before daylight, through snow, through frost, through rain, becaude the spirit within me was then fervent.          

Year B                                                  Third Sunday of Lent                                      3rd March, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Nan & Mick Anderson.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Joseph Kane & DFM.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass. Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.

Sat 9th 6.30pm  Johnny, Cathy, Brendan, Sean Dunne & DFM.  Mary & Patsy Leonard. May Toner.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Annie, Paddy & Tommy Mc Cann    Bernie Drum.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 10th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Gregory Smith. Clondone, Delvin.  Christina Mooney. Trim. formerly  St. Mary’s, Southill, Delvin.

Offertory: 840.. Euro. Ren Fund: Weekly 240  Euro  Monthly 95.  Euro. Annual  300  Euro .    

Confessions: Before the Vigil Mass on Saturday and after 11 o, clock Mass on Sunday.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

Bible Study: On the next four Tuesday nights we will have our Bible Study Group in Fatima at 8pm. Each night we will

watch an episode of the well known film series, The Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea. Please come

 and join us.

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

Referendum: As you know the Referendums will be held on March 8th to amend the Constitution. The Irish Catholic

Bishops Conference has issued a statement about the Referendums. Copies of the statement are available at Church entrances

 Synod Feedback Invitation: A series of meetings is planned for the coming weeks across the Diocese of Meath to offer

feedback on the Synod which was held in Rome last October and to offer an opportunity for further discernment on the

synodal process which will inform the preparations for the Synod in Rome next October. All interested persons are invited to

one of the following meetings;  Navan Parish Centre, Wednesday 6th  March. Ashbourne Parish Hall, Wed 13th March. All

meetings commence at 7.pm

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Mass for Vocations in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Thurs 7th March at 7.30pm.

The Celebrant will be Fr. Tony Gonoude, and the Preacher will be Fr. Barry White, our newest and youngest priest in the

Diocese of Meath. Christ so needs workers for His Kingdom. If  you feel called to the Priesthood, place your trust in the

Lord. All most welcome to attend.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel on September 10th  and will be led by

Bishop Tom Deenihan The diocesan choir will accompany the pilgrimage. There are 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares

starting  at 769  Euro. Further information and booking contact Joe Walsh Tours at www.joewalshtours.ie or 01-2410800

Light The Fire, 2024: The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to join us in Slane on St. Patrick’s Day. 5pm

Vespers on the Hill of Slane and Rosary procession to the Church, 6pm Mass in St.Patrick’s Church followed by Eucharistic

Adoration. Event details www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony or 041 9830441

25th Pioneer National Ball:: Takes place on Sat 6th April. Mass at 6pm in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, followed

by special guest speaker, dinner, music at the  Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar. For details/ tickets contact Dermot Fagan at

085-7201646, or Daisy Carey at 087-6544626

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 ones in both Churches.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share. 

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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Year B                                                   Second Sunday  of Lent                              25th   February, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 24th 6.30pm  James & Margaret Mc Govern & daughter Mary.  Sun 25th 11.00am   Pat, Noeleen & Mary Smith.

Mon 26th 9.30am Sinead Barry.   Tue 27th 9.30am   Rose Gibney & DFM.    Kathleen Gaffney.   Wed 28th 7.30pm Mass. Thurs 29th  9.30am Mass. Fri 1st ( First Friday) 7.30pm Mass. Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Nan & Mick Anderson.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Joseph Keane & DFM.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 25th 9.30am  Joe Flynn.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass. Fri 1st ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.

Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass. 

  1. I. P. Anne Roberts (nee Smith) formerly of Bracklyn, Delvin, who died in Canada.

Offertory: 1,040. Euro. Ren Fund: Weekly  250  Euro  Monthly  540  Euro.  .    

Confessions: Before the Vigil Mass on Saturday and after 11 o, clock Mass on Sunday.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

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

Bible Study: On the next four Tuesdays nights we will have our Bible Study Group in Fatima at 8pm. Each night we will

watch an episode of the well known film series, The Chosen, and will have time for discussion and a cup of tea. Please come

 and join us.

Referendum: As you know the Referendums will be held on March 8th to amend the Constitution. The Irish Catholic

Bishops Conference has issued a statement about the Referendums. Copies of the statement are available at Church entrances

 Synod Feedback Invitation: A series of meetings is planned for the coming weeks across the Diocese of Meath to offer

feedback on the Synod which was held in Rome last October and to offer an opportunity for further discernment on the

synodal process which will inform the preparations for the Synod in Rome next October. All interested persons are invited to

one of the following meetings; Tullamore Parish Centre, Wed 28th February. Navan Parish Room, Wednesday 6th  March.

Ashbourne Parish Hall, Wed 13th March. All meetings commence at 7.pm

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 ones in both Churches.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share. 

Steadfast Discernment Weekend: NET Ireland is hosting a retreat at Maynooth Seminary from Mar 1st -3rd . It is a time for

young adults to come and discern with different religious orders, Mission organisations and much more. Please contact NET

 Team if you know of any young adult that would be interested.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Thurs next, 29th Feb starting at 11am.

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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Ways of Fasting during Lent 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                           18th  February, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 17th 6.30pm T. J. & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 18th 11.00am Christy Drumm MM   Mon 19th 9.30am  Paddy Downes.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass. Wed 21st 7.30pm Mass Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm  James & Margaret Mc Govern & daughter Mary.  Sun 25th 11.00am   Pat, Noeleen & Mary Smith.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 18th 9.30am  Martin Kiernan.   Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.      Sun 25th 9.30am  Joe Flynn.

  1. I. P. Gerard Toner. Balrath South, Delvin.

Offertory: 920. Euro. Ren Fund: Weekly  330  Euro  Monthly  345  Euro.  Annual  450  Euro.    

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

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

Mass on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Mass in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wednesday.

Synod Feedback Invitation: A series of meetings is planned for the coming weeks across the Diocese of Meath to offer

feedback on the Synod which was held in Rome last October and to offer an opportunity for further discernment on the

synodal process which will inform the preparations for the Synod in Rome next October. All interested persons are invited to

one of the following meetings; Mullingar Community Centre, Wed 21st Feb. Tullamore Parish Centre, Wed 28th February.

Navan Parish Room, Wednesday 6th  March. Ashbourne Parish Hall, Wed 13th March. All meetings commence at 7.1pm

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

relieve suffering. Trocaire Boxes are been delivered at the moment. We thank the Collectors who deliver the boxes . If you

did not get a box there are spare ones in both Churches.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @stttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown Open Evening:    Tue 20th Feb from 6pm -8pm in the school. Alternatively you may wish to visit

us during any school day

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share. 

Steadfast Discernment Weekend: NET Ireland is hosting a retreat at Maynooth Seminary from Mar 1st -3rd . It is a time for

young adults to come and discern with different religious orders, Mission organisations and much more. Please contact NET

 Team if you know of any young adult that would be interested.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee  Meeting in Gaffney’s Lounge on Mon Feb 19th at 8pm.

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

 upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Ways of Fasting during Lent 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 pesssures 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.                           11th  February, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 10th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan.  Sun 11th 11.00am  Pat Healy MM   Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th (Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm Mass. Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass. Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th 6.30pm T. J. & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 18th 11.00am Christy Drumm MM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 11th 9.30am  Pat Fox     Wed 14th ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.    Sun 18th 9.30am

Martin Kiernan.

 Offertory: 905. Euro. Candlemas Offerings  1,225.  Euro.    

Confirmation:Congratulations to the children who were confirmed on Thursday.Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them prepare for this day. Confirmation Prayer::Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and guide.

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

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

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: This Sunday is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day. Hear our

prayer, Oh God, and heal the many illnesses that afflict us in body, mind and soul. Bring comfort to those who suffer. Bring

consolation to those who despair. Bring strength to those of us who walk with the sick   Bring hope to all for whom the path

to healing is long or may not end. Let us never forget your special care for the sick, that they may also know they are precious

and loved. Amen. :

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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 Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @stttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown Open Evening:    Tue 20th Feb from 6pm -8pm in the school. Alternatively you may wish to visit

us during any school day

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome.  NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.  

Pancake Tuesday: NET Team will be having a fun celebration with pancakes for the Youth Group on Tue 13th  Feb.

Steadfast Discernment Weekend: NET Ireland is hosting a retreat at Maynooth Seminary from Mar 1st -3rd . It is a time for

young adults to come and discern with different religious orders, Mission organisations and much more. Please contact NET

 Team if you know of any young adult that would be interested.

Anam Cara: :The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 14th Feb at 7.15pm

 in Mullingar Park Hotel. Further info contact 01-4045378

 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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Lent

For this reason the Church, especially during Advent and Lent 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 the Catholic Church. 1095.

Year B                                      Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                             4th February, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 3rd (Feast of St. Blaise) 6.30pm  Pat Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 4th 11.00am Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat.  Dermot Kenny. Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass. Sat 10th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan.  Sun 11th 11.00am  Pat Healy MM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 4th 9.30am  Josie Mc Hale MM    Sun 11th 9.30am  Pat Fox

 Offertory: 890. Euro.  Ren Fund:  Weekly 225. Euro.  Monthly 155  Euro. Annual 650.   

 Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. The amount  was 1,635.  Euro.

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

Annual Mass of Remembrance: Will be held on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm in St.Paul’s Church, Delvin Road,

Mullingar in memory of people buried in St. Loman’s Cemetery from 1907-1970 and to remember deceased patients and

staff. Mass will  also be livestreamed on www.mullingarparish.ie

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Sunday is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day. Hear our

prayer, Oh God, and heal the many illnesses that afflict us in body, mind and soul. Bring comfort to those who suffer. Bring

consolation to those who despair. Bring strength to those of us who walk with the sick   Bring hope to all for whom the path

to healing is long or may not end. Let us never forget your special care for the sick, that they may also know they are precious

and loved. Amen. :

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

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

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

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @stttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown Open Evenings Thurs 8th Feb  from 6pm -8pm.  Tue 20th Feb from 6pm -8pm in the school.

Alternatively you may wish to visit us during any school day

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome. NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.

Pancake Tuesday: NET Team will be having a fun celebration with pancakes for the Youth Group on Tue 13th  Feb.

Delvin Adult Education Group: Meeting in the Hall on Tue next, Feb 6th at 10.30am. Meeting will entail preparation for

Summer Garden from seedling to bloom. New Members are very welcome.

Anam Cara: :The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 14th Feb at 7.15pm

 in Mullingar Park Hotel. Further info contact 01-4045378

 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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Confirmation

Through the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit empowers God’s people to proclaim the Good News of

Jesus Christ, to live that message, and to continue Jesus’s mission and ministry in the world. Just as the Holy Spirit

descended on Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry and transformed the fearful disciples at Pentecost, the

Spirit equips every Christian for a life of service and witness. Many Catholics have come to realize that expectant

faith is necessary to receive and experience the full power of the Holy Spirit that is available in confirmation, Indeed,

God does not restrict the experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to the actual time of receiving this

sacrament. Acts 10:47 testifies to this, and so does  the experience of many confirmed Catholics who have been

“baptized in the Holy Spirit” and have thus come to know the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in a new or

fuller way. Nonetheless, Catholic believe and have witnessed that God desires to send the fullness of His Holy Spirit

through confirmation, and that the manifestation and gifts of the Holy Spirit will be evident when this sacrament is

approached with expectant faith and prayer.

Year B                                      Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                              28th  January, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 27th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.    Patrick & Ailish Farrelly    Dolores & Mattie Gaffney.   Sun 28th 11.00am  Pat Smith.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass. Tue 30th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 31st 9.30am Mass. Thurs 1st ( Feast of St. Brigid) 9.30am Mass.   Fri 2nd  ( Feast of the Presentation)  7.30pm John & Anna Vaughan   Sat 3rd (Feast of St. Blaise) 6.30pm Pat Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 4th 11.00am Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat.  Dermot Kenny.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 28th 9.30am  Nuala  Fitzsimons- Nugent  Fri 2nd First Friday and Feast of the Presentation)

9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 4th 9.30am  Josie Mc Hale MM

  1. I. P. Tess Mc Donnell. Clonmellon. mother of Thomas Mc Donnell. Crowenstown, Delvin. Nora Gilroy. Athboy. mother of Martina Gaffney. Printinstown, Delvin & Fr. Tom Gilroy PP Kinnegad.

 Offertory: 860. Euro.  Ren Fund:  Weekly 230. Euro.  Monthly 30  Euro. Annual 1,250   

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

 Needs of the Diocese: The second collection will be taken up this weekend 28th January.  The amount to be  collected by this Parish is 5,500  Euro.

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th February, 2024.

Celebration for Religious: Each year the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church.. To celebrate the contribution of religious to the Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration

of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar this Sunday 28th  at 4pm  The Preacher will be Fr. John

Harris O. P. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Michael Smith. The anniversary

will also be celebrated in the ceremony in the Cathedral on  Sunday 28th  .All are welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thurs 1st Feb at 8pm. New members are  welcome.

Feast of St. Brigid:: Thursday 1st  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 Thursday. They will be blessed during Mass.

Feast of the Presentation: Friday 2nd 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 in Killulagh and 7.30pm Mass in Delvin.

Today is also World Day of Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise:  Sat 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise.

Candlemas Offerings: Sunday 4th  is Candlemas Day.  Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thurs and Fri from 7.pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th years are

welcome. NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring.

Youth Group Cake Sale: Youth Group will be holding a Cake Sale after 11am Mass this Sun 28th Jan. All are Welcome.. 

Young Adult Bible Study: The NET Team will be hosting a Bible Study based on the Chosen every Sunday  in

Fatima:from 5pm-7.30pm. Food will be provided and all are encouraged to bring snacks to share.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @stttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

St. Ernan’s Open Evening takes place on Jan 24th from 6.30pm -8pm, Children and Parents are very welcome.

St. Tola’s N. S.  Open Evening on Thurs 1st Feb from 6pm-7.30pm.  Principal’s address at 6.30pm.

St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown Open Evenings Thurs 8th Feb  from 6pm -8pm.  Tue 20th Feb from 6pm -8pm in the school.

Alternatively you may wish to visit us during any school day

  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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

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.                              21st  January, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 20th 6.30pm John, Margaret & Babs Moran & DFM.  Tom & Mark Hickey.  Frank Brady.  Sun 21st 11.00 Anna Wyse MM  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 Tommy & Annie Lenihan.   Patrick & Ailish Farrelly   Dolores & Mattie Gaffney..

Sun 28th 11.00am  Pat Smith

Killulagh Masses:  Sun  21st 9.30am   Matt, Bridget, Mary & Larry Whelehan & DFM.     Sun 28th 9.30am

Nuala  Fitzsimons- Nugent

  Offertory: 860. Euro. Needs of the Diocese 1,250  Euro. Ren Fund:  Weekly 210. Euro.  Monthly  100  Euro. Annual 700   

 Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the first collection last weekend for the Needs of the Diocese.

Amount was 1,250  Euro. The second collection will be taken up next weekend 28th 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 an

support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be

collected by this Parish is 5,500  Euro.

Christian Unity Week: Began on Thursday last and will continue until 25th January. It  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 this week we join with Christians all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored. A

Prayer Service to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held in Castlepollard Church this Sunday, January

 21st at 3pm. All are welcome.

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

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

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th February, 2024.

Celebration for Religious: Each year the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church.. To celebrate the contribution of religious to the Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration

of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar on Sunday 28th  at 4pm  The Preacher will be Fr. John

Harris O. P. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Michael Smith. The anniversary

will also be celebrated in the ceremony in the Cathedral on  Sunday 28th  .All are welcome.

Diaconate Ordination We pray for Anthony Kerr who will be ordained Deacon by the Most Reverend Tom Deenihan,

 Bishop of  Meath on Sunday 21st January in St. Mary’s  Church, Drogheda. Anthony is from the Parish of Navan.

Anthony has completed his Seminary training and is now preparing for Ordination to the Priesthood. Ordination of

Diaconate is the final step to his journey.

Catholic Schools Week: 22nd January-29th January The theme for each day are as follows:

Monday 22nd Service in our Community of Friends.  Tuesday 23rd Service in Our School Community. Wednesday

24th Service in our Family Community. Grandparents Day.  Thursday 25th Service in Our Local Coommunity. 

Friday 26th Service in our Faith Community.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @stttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

St. Ernan’s Open Evening takes place on Jan 24th from 6.30pm -8pm, Children and Parents are very welcome.

St. Tola’s N. S.  Open Evening on Thurs 1st Feb from 6pm-7.30pm.  Principal’s address at 6.30pm.

Special Olympics, Mullingar: Table Quiz in aid of Special Olympics takes place on Thurs 25th January in Annesbrook

 Hotel, Mullingar at 8.30pm. We appreciate your support.

  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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Sunday of the Word of God

For this reason, the Church has always venerated the Scriptures as she venerates the Lord’s Body. She never ceases

 to  present to the faithful the bread of life, taken  from the one table of God’s Word and Christ’s Body. In Sacred

Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word,

but as what it really is, the Word of God. In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his

children, and talks with them.

                                                                               Catechism of the Catholic Church  103 & 104.

 Year B                                       Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         14th  January, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 13th 6.30pm  Jane Bray MM  Sun 14th 11.00am   Dick & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & Baby Patrick. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 6.30pm John, Margaret & Babs Moran & DFM.  Tom & Mark Hickey.  Frank Brady.  Sun 21st 11.00am Mass.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 14th 9.30am Chris Callaghan. Sun 21st 9.30am Matt, Bridget, Mary & Larry Whelehan & DFM.

  1. I.P. Pat Healy. Rosmead, Delvin. Christy Drumm. Clonmaskill, Delvin.

 Offertory: 6th January  550. Euro.  Sunday 7th January 985  Euro   Ren Fund:  Weekly 515. Euro.  Monthly  165  Euro.           Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost 2  Euro.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this Sun 14th January and again on

Sunday 28th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution

to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is 5,500  Euro.

Come and See: The theme of vocation stands out in the biblical Readings of this Sunday---the Second in Ordinary Time. In

the Gospel, there is the call to the first disciples by Jesus, in the First Reading, is the call of the Prophet Samuel. In the

forefront of both these accounts, is the importance of the figure who plays the role of mediator, helping people to recognise

God’s voice and to follow  it. May we help others to see their call and in particular, help young men to be priests for Christ in

our Diocese. Vocations Director Fr. Tony Gonoude.  044-9373923:

Christian Unity Week: From Thursday 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. A Prayer Service to celebrate

the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held in Castlepollard Church on Sunday, January 21st at 3pm. All are

welcome.

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

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

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th February, 2024.

Celebration for Religious: Each year the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2nd . To celebrate the contribution of religious to the

Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm

 The Preacher will be Fr. John Harris O. P. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop

 Michael Smith. The anniversary will also be celebrated in the ceremony in the Cathedral on Sunday 21st .All are welcome.

Catholic Schools Week: 22nd January-29th January There will be more information on the theme for each day next week.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2024: Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb. Applications

 for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office @sttolas.com. St. Ernan’s  044-9664539 or

 email sternansdelvin@gmail.com. St.Patrick’s Crowensstown 044-9664585, email office@crowenstownns.ie

Delvin Handball Club:  A. G. M. will be held on Fri 26th  January in Handball Alley Meeting Room. Nomination and

Motion Papers are available from the Secretary, Delvin Westmeath Handball GAA.ie They must be returned by 15th January.

  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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931  

Sunday of the Word of God 

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 21st 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 feel an urgent need to make it

accessible to their community.”

Year B                                                The Baptism of the Lord                                 7th January, 2024.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany ) 11.00am Carmel Reilly. Vigil Mass 6.30pm Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.  Sun 7th 11.00am  James Kiernan. 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  Jane Bray MM  Sun 14th 11.00am   Dick & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & Baby Patrick.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sat 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany ) 9.30am Willie Dugdale.    Sun 7th 9.30am Margaret Manny.

 Sun 14th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.

 Offertory: 745. Euro   Ren Fund:  Weekly 695. Euro.  Monthly  230  Euro.  Annual  950  Euro.             

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

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Saturday 6th January. It is a Holy Day.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 14th January and again on

Sunday 28th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution

to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is 5,500  Euro.

Christian Unity Week: From Thursday 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.

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

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

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th February, 2024.

Anam Cara:: Is holding it’s Monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wed 10th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar

 Park Hotel. The event is open to all beraved parents  Further information call 01-4045378.

St. Vincent de Paul: The Delvin Branch of St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal collected 2,918  Euro. Thanks to your

local donations. We were able to spend over 5,000 Euro supporting local people in need at Christmas.

SVP are contactable for advice or support at 1800 677 777. Anyone interested in joining the local SVP visit SVP.ie and look

at ways to help/ volunteer, or leave you contact details at the Parochial House.

Delvin Handball Club: Are hosting 2024 Junior Nationals Handball qualifiers this Sun 7th Jan in Handball Alley from

9.30am -7.30pm. All welcome to attend.  A. G. M. will be held on Fri 26th  January in Handball Alley Meeting Room.

Nomination and Motion Papers are available from the Secretary, Delvin Westmeath Handball GAA.ie They must be returned

by 15th January.

  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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931    

The Baptism of Jesus and Ours

Jesus’s baptism is the pattern also of ours. In baptism we go down with Christ into the waters of death, and our sins

are drowned in those waters. And because we have gone down with Christ, we also come up from the waters

together with him and hear ---mighty and majestic----the Father’s voice directed to us as well.. It pronounces a new

name for each of us, in the depths of each of our hearts “ Beloved! In whom I am well pleased.” We hear the name as

ours not because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his

relationship to his Father with us.

Homiletic Directory. No. 137.

 

Important Dates for 2024

14th February, Ash Wednesday

31st March,    Easter Sunday

19th May,       Pentecost Sunday

Church Holidays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Saturday 6th January,                All Saints Day, Friday 1st November

St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March.                                              Immaculate Conception, Sunday 8th December

Feast of the Assumption, Thursday 15th August.                   Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December.

Year B                        The Holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph                                 31st  December, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 30th 6.30pm Bill Anderson. John & Frances Fitzpatrick.  Sun 31st 11.00am Anthony Haran & Parents Anthony & Sarah. Kitty & Joe Bray.  Mon 1st 12noon Mass.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri   5th  ( First Friday 7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke. Robinstown.  Sat 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany )11.00am Carmel Reilly. Vigil Mass 6.30pm Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.  Sun 7th 11.00am  James Kiernan.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 31st 9.30am Jim Flynn.  Fri 5th (First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sat 6th  ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am Willie Dugdale.  Sun 7th 9.30am Margaret Manny.

  1. I. P. Josie Mc Hale. Ballyowen. Delvin.

Sat/ Sun Offertory: 930. Euro   Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day. 2,905  Euro.  Christmas Offerings  7,390  Euro.              

Bible Alive: January Issue on sale. Cost 2  Euro.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday 1st January.

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

Feast of Mary, Mother of God. ( January 1st  ).

At the message of an angel, the Virgin Mary received the words 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.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Saturday 6th January. It is a Holy Day.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 14th January and again on

Sunday 28th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution

to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is 5,500  Euro.

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

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

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Sunday 31st December at 10.30am 

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

World Day of Peace:: This  Monday January 1st  is World Day of Peace. Mass in Delvin will be at 12noon on that day.

Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 8th February, 2024.

Anam Cara:: Is holding it’s Monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wed 10th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar

 Park Hotel. The event is open to all beraved parents  Further information call 01-4045378.

  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 C. E. Office at 044-9664931    

New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2024. Thanks to everybody for

 their generosity and support in the past year.

 

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 the 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, the good news of salvation through the Incarnation.

Important Dates for 2024

14th February, Ash Wednesday

31st March,    Easter Sunday

19th May,       Pentecost Sunday

Church Holidays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Saturday 6th January,                All Saints Day, Friday 1st November

St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday 17th March.                                              Immaculate Conception, Sunday 8th December

Feast of the Assumption, Thursday 15th August.                   Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December.

Year B                                               Fourth   Sunday of Advent                                   24th  December, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm   Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Nancy Neville.  Sun 24th 11.00am Margaret Farrington MM  7.00pm Christmas Vigil Mass.  Mon 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Tue 26th 10.00am. Tom & Bridie Brennan.  Wed 27th 10.00am DFM Kearney Family  Thurs 28th 10.00am Larry Murtagh & DFM.  Breda Murtagh MM .  Fri 29th 10.00am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Bill Anderson. John & Frances Fitzpatrick.  Sun 31st 11.00am Anthony Haran & Parents Anthony & Sarah.    Kitty & Joe Bray.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 24th 9.30am  John & Ellen Ivory sons Loman & Frank.  Mon 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.

Sun 31st 9.30am Jim Flynn.

  1. I. P. Toni Marie Kenny. Mullingar. Anna Wyse. Castletown Court, Delvin.

Offertory: 970. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  345. Euro. Monthly  115  Euro.              

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge.  Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday 25th December.

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

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

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

or career changer and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

Christmas Candles: 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 31st December at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

World Day of Peace:: Next Monday week January 1st is World Day of Peace. Mass in Delvin will be at 12noon on that day.

Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Anam Cara:: Is holding it’s Monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wed 10th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar

 Park Hotel. The event is open to all beraved parents  Further information call 01-4045378.

Christmas Confessions: 7.15pm in Delvin ( after Vigil Mass)

                                         Sunday 24th  5-5.30pm in Delvin.

Christmas Masses: Delvin

                                Saturday 23rd Vigil Mass in Delvin at 6.30pm

                                Sunday   24th 9.30am in Killulagh

                                                      11.00am in Delvin

                                                        7.00pm (Christmas Eve) Vigil Mass in Delvin

Christmas Day:  Monday  25th     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 think of all who cannot travel this Christmas, or who have to

work during the Christmas.

The Crib

Standing before the Christmas Crib, we are reminded of the time when we were children, eagerly waiting to set it up.

 These memories make us all the more conscious of the previous gift received from those who passed on the faith to

  1. At the same time they remind us if our duty to share this same experience with our children and grandchildren. It

does not matter how the nativity scene is arranged: it can always be the same or it can change from year to year.

What matters is that it speaks to our lives. Wherever it is and whatever form it takes, the Christmas crib speaks to of

the love of God, the God who became a child in order to make us know how close he is to every man, woman and

child…May we open our hearts to this simple grace, so that from our wonderment a humble prayer may arise: a

prayer of thanksgiving to God, who wished to share with us his all, and thus never to leave us alone.

                                                                                    Pope Francis.          

Year B                                                 Third  Sunday of Advent                                   17th   December, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 16th 6.30pm Tommy Cunneen & DFM Cunneen Family.  William & Teresa Mc Cormack.  Martin Brennan & Cathy O’ Sullivan.   Sun 17th 11.00am  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.   Bernie Kelly. Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Thuirs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm  Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Nancy Neville.  Sun 24th 11.00am Margaret Farrington MM

Killulagh Masses: Sun 17th 9.30.am  Pala Sheerin & DFM.   Anna & Paddy Cassidy.     Sun 24th 9.30am  John & Ellen Ivory sons Loman & Frank

  1. I. P. Kathleen Stafford. Castleview, Delvin. Jane Bray. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory: 710. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  220. Euro. Monthly  190  Euro.    8th Dec  315  Euro           

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge.  Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Advent Prayer: We will continue with a time of  prayer in Delvin Church each Friday evening during Advent. It will

include Rosary and Benediction. It will be on  Fri next, Dec 22nd   at 7.30pm. Please come and join us as we prepare to

celebrate the  Feast of Christmas.

Sunday Eucharist: Statement from the Irish Bishops Conference “The Sunday Mass is at the very  heartbeat of the

Church and of our personal faith. While some may have drifted away, from regular attendance of Mass, and others may have

developed the habit of continuing to watch online instead of joining the community in person, we encourage families and

individuals who are able to do so, to return to Mass for Christmas and the New Year, knowing the importance of the Sunday

gathering in the life of our parishes. To assist the faithful, in 2024 we will publish a Pastoral Letter and acconpanying

resources, to help achieve a greater appreciation of Sunday, knowing that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our

 spiritual and pastoral life.”

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday 25th December.

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

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

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

or career changer and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

Christmas Candles: 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 31st December at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Christmas Confessions: Friday     22nd after Advent Prayer (8.15approx)

                                         Saturday 23rd  12noon in Killulagh.

                                                                  7.15pm in Delvin ( after Vigil Mass)

                                         Sunday    24th  5-5.30pm in Delvin.

Christmas Masses: Delvin

                                Saturday 23rd Vigil Mass in Delvin at 6.30pm

                                Sunday   24th 9.30am in Killulagh

                                                      11.00am in Delvin

 

                                                        7.00pm (Christmas Eve) Vigil Mass in Delvin

Christmas Day:  Monday  25th     9.30am in Killulagh

                                                       11.00am in Delvin.

                                                                               Expectation

It is not surprising, then, as the spirit of anticipation grows through the weeks of Advent, that the Third Sunday

 takes its name from the first words of the Entrance Song, which have for centuries been sung on the day. St. Paul’s

words to the  Philippians: “ Gaudete-Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice, Indeed, the Lord is near.” He

has come. He will come again in glory. He comes at Christmas. He comes already now in each Eucharist celebrated

during Advent. “ Indeed the Lord is near.”

 

Year B                                                   Second  Sunday of Advent                                   10th  December, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 9th   6.30pm  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy & DFM.  Dan & Sheila Brennan.  Pat Lynch.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.    Deceased Members of Delvin GAA & Handball Clubs. 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 Tommy Cunneen & DFM Cunneen Family.  William & Teresa Mc Cormack.  Martin Brennan & Cathy O’ Sullivan. Sun 17th 11.00am  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.   Bernie Kelly.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 10th 9.30am   Nugent Family, Bracklyn.      Sun 17th 9.30.am  Pala Sheerin & DFM.

 Anna & Paddy Cassidy.

Offertory: 880. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  225. Euro. Monthly  145  Euro.                     

Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge.  Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Advent Prayer: We will continue with a time of  prayer in Delvin Church each Friday evening during Advent. It will

include Rosary and Benediction. It will be on  Fri next, Dec 15th  at 7.30pm. Please come and join us as we prepare to

celebrate the  Feast of Christmas.

Sunday Eucharist: Statement from the Irish Bishops Conference “The Sunday Mass is at the very  heartbeat of the

Church and of our personal faith. While some may have drifted away, from regular attendance of Mass, and others may have

developed the habit of continuing to watch online instead of joining the community in person, we encourage families and

individuals who are able to do so, to return to Mass for Christmas and the New Year, knowing the importance of the Sunday

gathering in the life of our parishes. To assist the faithful, in 2024 we will publish a Pastoral Letter and acconpanying

resources, to help achieve a greater appreciation of Sunday, knowing that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our

 spiritual and pastoral life.”

Diocese of Meath Vocations: If you have any men considering the call to the Priesthood, feel free to refer them to me and to

 point them to the Vocations Website  It’s an in depth guide for any questions they may have..  See  Vocations Website

www.meathvocations.com.  Email vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie Fr. Tony Gonoude 044-9373923.

St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of  Meath. He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and latter 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 Tuesday 12th December.

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

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

Viatores Christi: Wish to convey heartfelt gratitude to the parishioners for this substantial contribution to Viatores Christi

which will be a great help to us in our work with our partner projects in some of the poorest communities of our world. The

collection received to date from the parish has been very generous, totaling 1,149  Euro.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up for the presentation on Thursday night last. A cheque of 25,000.

Euro was handed to Mr. John Shaw. A big thank you to all who fundraised from the parish and surrounding parishes. As

 always we appreciate the good work that is done throughout the year for the |Hospice.

St. Vincent de Paul:  Drive Thru Collection will take place this weekend. SVP collectors will be in place with sealed

collection buckets next to the Church front doors. Church Gate Collection will also be taken up at the Gates

before  Masses. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House, alternatively you can donate online  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.

Support: If you need Support and /or Advice please contact 1800677777.

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 illuminating the long night prior to the rising of the Sun

of justice.

 

 

Year A                                                    First Sunday of Advent                                    3rd  December, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Kevin Bray.  Joe Reilly.  Paddy & Bridie Brennan.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Noel Lynch.  David Anderson.

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass. Wed 6th 9.30am. Thurs 7th 7.30pm.  Fri 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am  Joseph & Ellen Kane & DFM.  Sat 9th   6.30pm  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy & DFM.  Dan & Sheila Brennan.  Pat Lynch.  Sun 10th 11.00am Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.    Deceased Members of Delvin GAA & Handball Clubs.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 3rd 9.30am  Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.  Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM   Fri 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass in St. Tola’s N. S.    Sun 10th 9.30am   Nugent Family, Bracklyn.

R.I. P. Margaret Farrington. Main St, Delvin. Margaret Kelly. Athy, Kildare. mother of Michael Kelly. Rosmead, Delvin.

Offertory: 1,080. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  275. Euro. Monthly  75  Euro.                     

Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge.  Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Advent Prayer: We intend to have a time of prayer in Delvin Church each Friday evening during Advent. It will include

Rosary and Benediction. It will begin on Fri next, Dec 8th at 7.30pm. Please come and join us as we prepare to celebrate the

 Feast of Christmas.

Safeguarding: This Sunday we will celebrate Safeguarding Sunday  in the parish. We have a safeguarding policy which is

available from the parish office, and we have various procedures which some of you may be familiar with. This safeguarding

awareness day gives us an opportunity to focus on how best our parish can encourage children and young people to have

active ministries in our parish and to ensure they are both safe and welcome. We would like to acknowledge the children and

young people who take part in our parish activities and hope they will continue to be part of our parish life. Thanks also to

the volunteers and to the parents. Your enthusiasm, care and welcoming manner play a huge part in ensuring that children

and young people have a positive experience in our parish. Further information available from the Parish Office, from the

Diocesan Safeguarding website and our Safeguarding Representatives, Olive Power and Michael Murphy.

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at all Masses in the parish  this weekend..

Diocese of Meath Vocations: If you have any men considering the call to the Priesthood, feel free to refer them to me and to

 point them to the Vocations Website  It’s an in depth guide for any questions they may have. Also please pray for Anthony

Kerr. Mark Caffery. Martin Smith and Nicola Tamburrino who are students for the Priesthood in our Diocese. See 

Vocations Website www.meathvocations.com.  Email vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie Fr. Tony Gonoude 044-9373923.

40 Hours Adoration: A sincere thank you to all who attended and contributed to the Forty Hours Adoration in the Cathedral

of Christ the King.  Let us pray that the weekend will be a source of prayer and blessings in the Diocese.

60th Anniversary Celebrations: St. Ernan’s  N. S. Delvin  (1963-2023) 60th Anniversary Celebrations will take place on

 Friday December 8th . Mass at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. All are  welcome to join us at the school

afterwards from 12noon -2pm for refreshments and celebrations. Meet our pupils and staff and past pupils..

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: A. G. M. will take place in Gaffney’s Lounge on Wed next, Dec 6th at 8.30pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Thurs 7th Dec at 8.309m in Gaffney’s Lounge.

 It is also an Information Night.. Please come along and feel free to ask questions regarding Hospice and Palliative Care...

St. Vincent de Paul:  Drive Thru Collection will take place on Sat 9th Dec between 11am -3pm. SVP collectors will be in

place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church front doors. Church Gate Collection will also be taken up at the Gates

before  Masses on Sat 9th & Sun 10th December. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House, alternatively you can

donate online  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. Support: If you need Support and /or Advice please contact 1800677777.

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 illuminating the long night prior to the rising of the Sun

of justice.

Year A                                                      Feast of Christ the King                           26th  November, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 25th 6.30pm  Bridie Walsh.  Sun 26th 11.00am   Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.  Eugene & Carmel Doherty.  John Mc Cormack MM  Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30.am Mass.  Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass. Fri 1st  First Friday) 7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney  Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Kevin Bray.  Joe Reilly.  Paddy & Bridie Brennan.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Noel Lynch.  David Anderson.

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 26th 9.30am  DFM Campbell Family. Ballyowen.  Fri ( First Friday)  9.30am List of the Dead.

Billy Moran.  Sun 3rd 9.30am  Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.  Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM

Offertory: 880. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  460. Euro. Monthly  200  Euro.  Annual  200 Euro

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  

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

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

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday November 26th we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To mark the Feast in the

parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church from 12noon -1pm.

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It began on Fri 24th November ( 7.30pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday 25th  until midnight.

Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge.  Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Safeguarding: Next Sunday we will celebrate Safeguarding Sunday  in the parish.

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this parish during Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

 on 2nd /3rd December.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: A. G. M. will take place on 29th Nov at 8.30pm in Gaffney’s. All are welcome. We are

looking for help with our Sensory Garden on a Sat between 11-12noon. Contact Norman at 087-9389545.

60th Anniversary Celebrations: St. Ernan’s  N. S. Delvin  (1963-2023) 60th Anniversary Celebrations will take place on

 Friday December 8th . Mass at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. All are  welcome to join us at the school

afterwards from 12noon -2pm for refreshments and celebrations. Meet our pupils and staff and past pupils: come along and

 take a trip down memory lane.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thursday 30th November starting at 11am sharp.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed 29th November at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Meals –on- Wheels: Are looking for volunteers/ drivers who can spare 1 hour every week to do Meals on Wheels. Please

contact Tricia Mc Grath at 087-4124857. Your time will be much appreciated

 Delvin G. A. A. : A. G. M. will take place on Fri 8th Dec at 8pm in Handball Alley. Nomination and Motion papers are

available by email from secretary.delvinhurling.westmeath@gaa.ie They must be returned by Nov 25th . Annual Draw will

take place on Sat 2nd Dec in Caman Inn. Tickets 10 Euro.  We appreciate your support.

Delvin Camogie: Are having Christmas Market in the Hall next Sat Dec 2nd between 12-4pm. We appreciate your support.

St. Vincent de Paul: Increasing fuel and electric  costs continue to put increased pressures on households so please

 remember to give what you can this Christmas so we can help people in need in our community with basics like food and

 fuel.

 Drive Thru Collection will take place on Sat 9th Dec between 11am -3pm. SVP collectors will be in place with sealed

collection buckets next to the Church front doors.

Church Gate Collection will also be taken up at the Gates before  Masses on Sat 9th & Sun 10th December.

You can leave a donation at the Parochial House, alternatively you can donate online  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.

Support: If you need Support and /or Advice please contact 1800677777.

Year A                                           Thirty- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                  19th November, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 18th 6.30pm  James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.   Sun 19th 11.00am  John & Bridie Carolan.  Sean Connolly & Son Gerard.  Dan & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith. Mon 20th 9.30.am 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  Bridie Walsh.  Sun 26th 11.00am   

Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown. Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.  Eugene & Carmel Doherty.  John Mc Cormack MM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 19th 9.30am Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.  Tony Larkin.  Margret & Jimmy Carey 

Sun 26th 9.30am  DFM Campbell Family. Ballyowen

  1. I.P. Brian Corcoran. Kells. formerly Main St, Delvin.

Offertory: 1,005. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly  460. Euro. Monthly  200  Euro.

Bible Alive: November Issue on sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

First Holy Communion: We will celebrate First Holy Communion in this Parish on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  

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

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

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday November 26th we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To mark the Feast in the

parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church from 12noon -1pm.

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7.30pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday 25th  until

 midnight.

Each parish has been assigned one hour for adoration. Delvin and Killulagh have been given the opening hour 8-9pm on

Friday next, 24th November. This hour follows the opening Mass at 7.30pm. Members of the parish are invited to join in

Adoration for this  hour ( 8 to 9 ) on Friday. People who cannot attend at that time are welcome to attend at other times.

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this parish during Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

 on 2nd /3rd December.

Priory Institute: Are providing Online Theology Courses to degree level.  Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght. Open

Evening on Wed 29th  November. Further info email enquires@prioryinstitute.com

World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Vixtims: We will remember all those killed on our roads this Sun 19th Nov

at our Masses.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Monday next, Nov 20th  at 8pm in Gaffney;s Lounge.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: A. G. M. will take place on 29th Nov at 8.30pm in Gaffney’s. All are welcome. We need a

 little more help with the centre.

60th Anniversary Celebrations: St. Ernan’s  N. S. Delvin  (1963-2023) 60th Anniversary Celebrations will take place on

 Friday December 8th . Mass at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. All are  welcome to join us at the school

afterwards from 12noon -2pm for refreshments and celebrations. Meet our pupils and staff and past pupils: come along and

 take a trip down memory lane.

Meals –on- Wheels: Are looking for volunteers/ drivers who can spare 1 hour every week to do Meals on Wheels. Please

contact Tricia Mc Grath at 087-4124857. Your time will be much appreciated

St. Vincent de Paul: Increasing fuel and electric  costs continue to put increased pressures on households so please

 remember to give what you can this Christmas so we can help people in need in our community with basics like food and

 fuel.

 Drive Thru Collection will take place on Sat 9th Dec between 11am -3pm. SVP collectors will be in place with sealed

collection buckets next to the Church front doors.

Church Gate Collection will also be taken up at the Gates before  Masses on Sat 9th & Sun 10th December.

Year A                                           Thirty- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                  12th November, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 11th 6.30pm Walter Casserly & Grandaughter Niamh.  Sun 12th 11.00am  Frank Kelly & parents Sheila & Ernest.

Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Anthony, Brigid & Maura Mc Cormack. Sat 18th 6.30pm  James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.   Sun 19th 11.00am

John & Bridie Carolan.  Sean Connolly & Son Gerard.  Dan & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 12th 9.30am  Vincent & Mary Cully & DFM.  Nancy & John Barry.  Gertrude & Michael Kiernan

Sun 19th 9.30am Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.    Tony Larkin.   Margaret & Jimmy Carey.

Offertory: 915. Euro   November Offerings: 2,235.Euro

Bible Alive: November Issue on sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Reading at Daily Mass: Next week the first reading will be taken from the Book of Wisdom. Here is a very short

introduction to the Book of Wisdom:

The Book of Wisdom was written in the second century BC for the large Jewish community in Alexandria. It encourages

fidelity to traditional teachings, but is influenced by some Greek thought. It begins by teaching that religious faith and

virtuous living are the basis of true wisdom and lead to immortal life.

First Holy Communion: We will celebrate First Holy Communion in this Parish on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  

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

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

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday until midnight.

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

Annual Service for the Dead: Will take place in Delvin Church on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm. All are welcome,

especially families and relatives of those who died during the past year. 

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this parish during Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

 on 2nd /3rd December.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance takes place this Sun 12th Nov at 3pm in St. Tereas’s

Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. All parents, siblings and others affected by the loss of a baby are welcome to attend.

Priory Institute: Are providing Online Theology Courses to degree level.  Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght. Open

Evening on Wed 29th  November. Further info email enquires@prioryinstitute.com

World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Vixtims: We will remember all those killed on our roads next Sun 19th Nov

at our Masses.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Monday next, Nov 13th at 8pm in Gaffney;s Lounge.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: A. G. M. will take place on 29th Nov at 8.30pm in Gaffney’s. All are welcome. We need a

 little more help with the centre.

60th Anniversary Celebrations: St. Ernan’s  N. S. Delvin  (1963-2023) 60th Anniversary Celebrations will take place on

 Friday December 8th . Mass at 11am in the Church of the Assumption, Delvin. All are  welcome to join us at the school

afterwards from 12noon -2pm for refreshments and celebrations. Meet our pupils and staff and past pupils: come along and

 take a trip down memory lane.

Reflection on the Gospel of Sunday 12th November.

The door is closed against the bridesmaids who did not keep vigil nor trim  their lamps. The concern of the Christian

should be readiness for the call of the Lord, to seek the light of Christ in daily living, and to keep burning brightly

the light received at baptism. It is true wisdom to be always eagerly longing for the Lord

Year A                                              Thirty- First  Sunday in Ordinary Time                   5th November, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 4th  6.30pm Marius Carroll.  Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot Kenny. .  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 9th 9.30am  James & Mary Gaffney.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm Walter Casserly & Grandaughter Niamh.  Sun 12th 11.00am  Frank Kelly & parents Sheila & Ernest.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 5th 9.30am  Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.  Sheila Aughey.  Sun 12th 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully & DFM.  Nancy & John Barry.  Gertrude & Michael Kiernan

  1. I. P. Gretta Mc Donnell. Collinstown.

Offertory: 935. Euro   1st Nov.  365 Euro.   Ren Fund: Weekly 265 Euro  Monthly  80 Euro.

Bible Alive: November Issue on sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Altar Society: We thank all who supported our collection last weekend. Total amount was 485  Euro.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on The Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  

All The Saints of Ireland: Monday, November 6th is the Feast of All The Saints of Ireland

In the communion of saints, many and varied spiritualities have been developed throughouit the history of the Churches…

 The different schools of Christian spirituality share in the living tradition of prayer and are essential guides for the faithful.

In their rich diversity they are refractions of the one pure light of the Holy Spirit.  Catechism of the Catholic Church (2684).

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

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

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday until midnight.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st -8th .

List of the Dead: Thanks to all who returned the List of the Dead Envelopes. Mass was offered on Thursday last The Feast

of All Souls and on Friday ( First Friday).

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

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thurs next, Nov 9th at 8pm.

Delvin Education Group: Meet in the Hall on Tue next, Nov 7th at 10.30am. New members are most welcome.

Annual Service for the Dead: Will take place in Delvin Church on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm. All are welcome,

especially families and relatives of those who died during the past year. 

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this parish during Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

 on 2nd /3rd December.

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 8th Nov at 7.15pm in

Mullingar Park Hotel. Event is free and open to all bereaved parents. For more info contact 01-4045378.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance takes place on Sun 12th Nov at 3pm in St. Tereas’s

Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. All parents, siblings and others affected by the loss of a baby are welcome to attend.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Would like to thank the people of Delvin and surrounding areas for their support and sponsorship

 during 2023. Delvin scored 259 marks out of 500. To continue our hard work in 2024 we need a lot more volunteers joining

 us to continue  to enhance our village.

The meaning of Christian Death

Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning; “for to me to live in Christ, and to die is gain.” ( Phil 1:21)

 “The saying is sure if we have died with him, we will also live with him.” ( 2 Tim 2:11). What is essentially new

about Christian death is this: through Baptism the Christian has already “died with Christ”  sacramentally, in

order to live a new life, and if we die in Christ’s grace, physical death completes this “dying with Christ” and so

completes our incorporation into him in his redeeming act.

                                                                                                 Catechism of the Catholic Church.(1010).

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Year A                                                    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                     29nd  October, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 28th 6.30pm  Peter & Mary Walsh.  Margaret & Michael Malone.  Sun 29th 11.00am   Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.   Dermot & Maggie Kenny. Mon 30th 9.30.am Mass.  Tue 31st 7.30pm Mass.  Wed 1st ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am  Gretta Mc Donnell.  Gerry Murray.  John Mc Cormack. .  Thurs 2nd ( Feast of All Souls) 7.30pm New List of the Dead. Fri 3rd ( First Friday) No Mass. Sat 4th  6.30pm Marius Carroll.  Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot Kenny. . 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 29th 9.30am  Joe Callan.  Wed 1st ( Feast of All Saints) 9.30am  Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Thurs ( Feast of All Souls) 9.30am New List of the Dead.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am New List of the Dead.  Sun 5th 9.30am Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.  Sheila Aughey.

  1. I. P. John Mc Cormack. Billistown Community House, Delvin.

Offertory: 1,380. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly 220 Euro  Monthly  130 Euro. Annual: 500 Euro

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Saturday night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

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

Bible Alive: November Issue on sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Altar Society: Are having a Collection for Flowers and Cruets for the Altar this Sat/ Sun 28th & 29th October. Boxes

will be left in the Church. We appreciate your support. We will  hold  a meeting in Fatima on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm.

  All new volunteers and existing members are asked to attend.

World Mission Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last weekend for Mission Sunday. The total was

 1,740. Euro..

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Midterm Trip: The NET Team will be organising a Day Trip to Our Lady of Knock. The trip will be Thurs 2nd November

 8am -6pm. Free of cost. Please RSVP with a NET team member as there are limited spaces. Contact on istagram

@DelvinNETTeam or 083 0271441

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on The Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  

Ceili Community: Are having 40 Hours Adoration: from Mon 30th Oct to Fri 3rd November. 1pm to 9pm daily.

Themes: Eucharistic healing, Forgiveness, Families, Our Dead and Family Tree. Mass 8pm daily. Enquires 087-2539725

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

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

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday until midnight.

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 Thursday 2nd Nov at 9.30am in Killulagh and 7.30pm in Delvin.

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

Annual Service for the Dead: Will take place in Delvin Church on Friday 17th November at 7.30pm.

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 obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st –Nov 8th .

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering: Will take place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Ratoath at 7.30pm on Fri 3rd

November. Inspired by the Spirit of World Youth Day 2023 this is an opportunity for young adults (aged 18 years and over)

to join together for prayer, reflection and discussion Contact Fr. Mark English duleekparish@gmail.com

Viatores Christi: Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses in this parish during Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses

 on 2nd /3rd December.

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 8th Nov at 7.15pm in

Mullingar Park Hotel. Event is free and open to all bereaved parents. For more info contact 01-4045378.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance takes place on Sun 12th Nov at 3pm in St. Tereas’s

Church, Donore Avenue, Dublin 8. All parents, siblings and others affected by the loss of a baby are welcome to attend.

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Year A                                                      World Mission Sunday                                   22nd  October, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 21st 6.30pm Martin Smith & DFM.  George & Eva Hamilton  Sun 22nd 11.00am  Fr. Padraig Leonard  MM

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  Peter & Mary Walsh.  Margaret & Michael Malone.  Sun 29th 11.00am   Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.   Dermot & Maggie Kenny.

 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 22nd 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton   Sun 29th 9.30am  Joe Callan.

  1. I. P. Josie Geoghegan. Mullingar. formerly Delvin & Ballyowen.

Offertory: 1,205. Euro   Ren Fund: Weekly 370 Euro  Monthly  535 Euro. Annual: 260 Euro

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Altar Society: Are having a Collection for Flowers and Cruets for the Altar on Sat/ Sun 28th & 29th October. Boxes

will be left in the Church. We appreciate your support. We will  hold  a meeting in Fatima on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm.

  All new volunteers and existing members are asked to attend.

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.

World Mission Sunday: Takes place this Sunday 22nd October. On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing

church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial

lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centres, parish

halls and churches. It  also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Midterm Trip: The NET Team will be organising a Day Trip to Our Lady of Knock. The trip will be Thurs 2nd November

 8am -6pm. Free of cost. Please RSVP with a NET team member as there are limited spaces. Contact on istagram

@DelvinNETTeam or 083 0271441

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on The Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  This Sunday 22nd October the NET Team will be having a Parish Tea in Fatima. Please feel free to stop by

and chat with the team.

Ceili Community: Are having 40 Hours Adoration: from Mon 30th Oct to Fri 3rd November. 1pm to 9pm daily.

Themes: Eucharistic healing, Forgiveness, Families, Our Dead and Family Tree. Mass 8pm daily. Enquires 087-2539725

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

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

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday until midnight.

List of the Dead:  Envelopes are being distributed. They should be returned by Nov 2nd .

Vocations Weekend: The Cistercians at Glencairn Abbey invite you to discern God’s Call to monastic life. For

 those aged 19-40 from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh: Vocations Weekend from 28th -29th Oct.  Further info contact 021-4811354, or email

 cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com. Poster ion Notice Board.

Mt. St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea: Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) yrs from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Una  090-6481666

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering: Will take place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Ratoath at 7.30pm on Fri 3rd

November. Inspired by the Spirit of World Youth Day 2023 this is an opportunity for young adults (aged 18 years and over)

to join together for prayer, reflection and discussion Contact Fr. Mark English duleekparish@gmail.com

Trocaire 50th Anniversary: Trocaire has always sought to create awareness of the causes of poverty in developing countries

 and to mark their 50th anniversary Trocaire has an exhibition on display in the Courtyard of Belvedere House, Gardens and

Park, Mullingar up until 25th October. This consists of a powerful tapestry created by 12 Trocaire volunteers from all over

Ireland. Entrance free to exhibition.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thursday 26th October starting at 11am..

Delvin St Patrick’s Day Parade: A. G. M. will take place on Mon next, 23rd October at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Next Sunday

Year A                                  Twenty- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time                      15th  October, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 14th 6.30pm  James, Joan, Walter, Bernie & Nora Carroll  Sun 15th 11.00am James Reilly MM.  Janie Reilly.

Mon 16th 9.30am Christopher Kelly.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th 9.30am  Mass.  Thurs 19th No Mass.  Fri 20th No Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Martin Smith & DFM.  George & Eva Hamilton  Sun 22nd 11.00am  Fr. Padraig Leonard  MM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 15th 9.30am   Thomas & Mary Downes, son Paddy & DFM   Sun 22nd 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton

Offertory:  880 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 275 Euro  Monthly  310 Euro. Annual: 2,100 Euro

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Altar Society: Are having a Collection for Flowers and Cruets for the Altar on Sat/ Sun 28th & 29th October. Boxes

will be left in the Church. We appreciate your support. We will  hold a meeting in Fatima on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm.

  All new volunteers and existing members are asked to attend.

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  and enjoy Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

World Mission Sunday: Takes place on Sunday 22nd October. On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing

church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial

lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centres, parish

halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth.

Midterm Trip: The NET Team will be organising a Day Trip to Our Lady of Knock. The trip will be Thurs 2nd November

 8am -6pm. Free of cost. Please RSVP with a NET team member as there are limited spaces. Contact on istagram

@DelvinNETTeam or 083 0271441

Young Adult Bible Study: NET will be hosting a Bible Study based on The Chosen every Saturday in Fatima from

11.30am -1pm.  Next Sunday 22nd October the NET Team will be having a Parish Tea in Fatima. Please feel free to stop by

and chat with the team.

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

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

40 Hours Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King it has been arranged to have 40 Hours Adoration in the

Cathedral. Mullingar. It will begin on Fri 24th November ( 7pm Mass) and conclude on Sunday 26th November.( Solemn

Vespers and Benediction at 4pm). Confessions will be available in the Cathedral from 12noon on Saturday until midnight.

Viatores Christi: Are offering a five interactive online Venture training programme this autumn. The programme covers

modules such as mission and development, community development and many more.  Programme dates are as follows: Oct

7-8th, Nov 4th -5th , and 25th -26th . Cost 300Euro. Contact Sorcha at sorcha@viatoreschristi.com.

Monastic Vocations Weekend: The Cistercians at Glencairn Abbey invite you to discern God’s Call to monastic life. For

 those aged 19-40 from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh: Vocations Weekend from 28th -29th Oct.  Further info contact 021-4811354, or email

 cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com. Poster ion Notice Board.

Mt. St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea: Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) yrs from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Una  090-6481666

Youth Meet & Prayer Gathering: Will take place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Ratoath at 7.30pm on Fri 3rd

November. Inspired by the Spirit of World Youth Day 2023 this is an opportunity for young adults (aged 18 years and over)

to join together for prayer, reflection and discussion Contact Fr. Mark English duleekparish@gmail.com

Trocaire 50th Anniversary: Trocaire has always sought to create awareness of the causes of poverty in developing countries

 and to mark their 50th anniversary Trocaire has an exhibition on display in the Courtyard of Belvedere House, Gardens and

Park, Mullingar up until 25th October. This consists of a powerful tapestry created by 12 Trocaire volunteers from all over

Ireland. Entrance free to exhibition.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon next, 16th Oct at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge..

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Westmeath Branch of Epilepsy: Will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend of 14th and 15th Oct .

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Year A                                  Twenty- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                       8th  October, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 7th 6.30pm  Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 8th 11.00am  Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly. 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  James, Joan, Walter, Bernie & Nora Carroll  Sun 15th 11.00am James Reilly MM.  Janie Reilly.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 8th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 15th 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes, son Paddy & DFM

Offertory:  910 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 195 Euro  Monthly  130 Euro. Annual: 1000 Euro

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We are organising a meeting in Fatima in early November.  

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  and enjoy Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Parish Draw: The raffle took place last Saturday night in Fatima. The following were the lucky winners on the night.

 1st Prize of 1500 Euro  Michelle Geraghty. 2nd Prize 500 Euro Conor O’ Keeffe. Winners of 100 Euro each  Denis

Vaughhan. Ciaran Duignan.  Alan Sherwin.  Sean Dunne.  Jimmy Cruise. We sincerely thank all the ticket Sellers and the

people of the Parish who supported the Draw. The Draw was a wonderful success far beyond our expectations. Our thanks to

everybody who made it such a success. The income from tickets Sales was .23,120 Euro.  Expences anmounted to 3,060

Euro. Balance  20,060 Euro. It will now be possible to do additional work on the extension and to carry out  the projects

 already announced. We will announce details in the coming weeks.

Carlo Acutis: We celebrate Carlo Acutis Feast Day on Thurs next, 12th Oct. He was a Catholic Italian teenager (age 15) who

 died in 2006 and was beatified in 2020. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, has

 been the subject of interest around the world. Pope Francis referred to Carlo as a model of holiness in a digital age.  Carlo’s

life should teach today’s young people how to properly use and enjoy technology, including the internet and social media.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a  Higher Diploma in Theological Studies. Further information .

contact pgadmissions@spcm.ie, or 01-7083391

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth..

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

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

Anam Cara Midlands: Are holding the monthly meeting for bereaved parents on Wed 11th Oct at 7.15pm in Mullingar

 Park Hotel. For more information call 01-4045378

Viatores Christi: Are offering a five interactive online Venture training programme this autumn. The programme covers

modules such as mission and development, community development and many more.  Programme dates are as follows: Oct

7-8th, Nov 4th -5th , and 25th -26th . Cost 300Euro. Contact Sorcha at sorcha@viatoreschristi.com.

Monastic Vocations Weekend: The Cistercians at Glencairn Abbey invite you to discern God’s Call to monastic life. For

 those aged 19-40 from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh: Vocations Weekend from 28th -29th Oct.  Further info contact 021-4811354, or email

 cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com. Poster ion Notice Board.

Mt. St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea:Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) yrs from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Una  090-6481666

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who supported Our Annual Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a great success.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Westmeath Branch of Epilepsy: Will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection on weekend of 14th and 15th Oct .

Year A                                  Twenty- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                       1st October, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 30th 6.30pm   Pat Anderson MM.  Peggy Joyce.  Sun 1st 11.00am  John & Alice Gillick & DFM   Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass.   Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.    Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 6th No Mass. Sat 7th 6.30pm

Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 8th 11.00am  Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 1st 9.30sm Stan Smyth. Fri 6th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 8th 9.30am Mass.

Offertory:  730 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 185Euro  Monthly  250Euro. Annual: 1,550Euro

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

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

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 in the Diocese of Meath: Fr. Tony Gonoude Vocations Director for the Diocese of  Meath will celebrate Mass

 for Vocations to the Sacred Priesthood in St. Oliver’s Church, Navan on Fri 6th Oct at 7.30pm. Live from facebook page

Diocese OfMeathVocations. Email; vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie  Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a  Higher Diploma in Theological Studies. Further information .

contact pgadmissions@spcm.ie, or 01-7083391

NET Ministries: A new Net Ministries team has arrived and began their ministry in the parish last  week.. We welcome

them and look forward their presence in the parish. If any family would like to host two or three members of the team in their

 home for a few weeks, please contact Fr. Heaney or Laura O’ Neill.

Youth Group: Youth Group will be taking place in Fatima Hall every Thursday and Friday from 7pm-8.30pm. 1st to 6th

years are welcome. The NET Team will be helping run the youth group until spring. Please invite any interested youth..

Meath Diocesan Spirituality for Pioneers: Takes place in Franciscan Abbey, Multyfarnham this Sun 1st Oct. There will be

afternoon of Prayer, reflection & Mass commencing  from 2pm-5pm.

Introduction to the Bible: Beginning Mon 2nd Oct Fr. John from Kells will continue his introduction to the Bible. on

Mondays at 12noon. This year he will introduce St. John’s Gospel. You can follow his talks on www.kellsparish.ie

Delvin Adult Education Group: Are back in the Hall on Tue next, 3rd Oct at 10.30am. New Members most welcome. 

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

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

Anam Cara Midlands: Are holding the monthly meeting for bereaved parents on Wed 11th Oct at 7.15pm in Mullingar

 Park Hotel. For more information call 01-4045378

Viatores Christi: Are offering a five interactive online Venture training programme this autumn. The programme covers

modules such as mission and development, community development and many more.  Programme dates are as follows: Oct

7-8th, Nov 4th -5th , and 25th -26th . Cost 300Euro. Contact Sorcha at sorcha@viatoreschristi.com.

Monastic Vocations Weekend: The Cistercians at Glencairn Abbey invite you to discern God’s Call to monastic life. For

 those aged 19-40 from 27th -29th Oct. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

Renovation Fund: The new Year will begin this Sunday 1st October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current

 year are asked to do so. We thank the collectors who are distributing the new boxes. If you are new to the Parish and would

like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Year A                                  Twenty- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        24th  September, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Sean & May Murray Printinstown.  William Gilroy.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Kathleen Bray MM  Mon 25th

No Mass.  Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Pat Anderson MM.  Peggy Joyce.  Sun 1st 11.00am  John & Alice Gillick & DFM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 24th 9.30am  Ann Kiernan.    Sun 1st 9.30sm Stan Smyth.

  1. I. P. James Reilly. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory:  810 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 355Euro  Monthly  130Euro. Annual: 200Euro

Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-8pm.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year. 

Collectors will be calling to houses during the coming weeks to collect tickets that have been sold. We thank everybody for their

co-operation and support.  

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, February 8th, 2024.

Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees: Today is a Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: We pray for all who are in Lourdes at the moment, especially the sick. .

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Na exploring Parish Cells forvan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a  Higher Diploma in Theological Studies. Further information .

contact pgadmissions@spcm.ie, or 01-7083391

NET Ministries: A new Net Ministries team has arrived and begin their ministry in the parish this week.. We welcome

them and look forward their presence in the parish. If any family would like to host two or three members of the team in their

 home for a few weeks, please contact Fr. Heaney or Laura O’ Neill.

Meath Diocesan Spirituality for Pioneers: Takes place in Franciscan Abbey, Multyfarnham on Sun 1st Oct from 2pm-5pm.

Dalgan Park: Day Retreat for Young Adults (18-40yrs) on Sat 30th Sept from 10am -5.30pm in Dalgan Park, Navan. Cost

20Euro. Mass, Confession, Adoration. . Contact Sr. Una 090-6481666 email: youthretreats@gmail.com

SMA Novena, 2023: In honour of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Patroness of the Missions) from Sat 23rd Sept to Sun 1st

Oct in SMA Chapel, Dromantine.. Daily Mass and Novena Prayers at 10am and 7.30pm. See www.sma.ie

Introduction to the Bible: Beginning Mon 2nd Oct Fr. John from Kells will continue his introduction to the Bible. on

Mondays at 12noon. This year he will introduce St. John’s Gospel. You can follow his talks on www.kellsparish.ie

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

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

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end this Sunday  September 24th . The new  year will

begin on Sunday 1st October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. We thank the

collectors who are distributing the new boxes. If you are new to the Parish and would like to subscribe please contact

 the Parochial House.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are back in the Hall on Thursday next, Sept 28th at 11am. Hope to see ye all back 

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our  Annual Coffee Morning had to be re-scheduled. It will take place on  Fri 29th  Sept in

Gaffney’s Lounge from 9.30am –1pm. We are also having a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day. We would appreciate if the

Ladies would do some Baking.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Year A                                  Twenty- Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        17th  September, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 16th 6.30pm  James & Patricia Dolan.   Laurence, Therese, Anita, Brenda & Marie Leavy.  Sun 17th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray.  Denis & Nora Mc Garry.  Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am  May, Brendan, Rose Mullen & DFM. Wed 20th 9.30am Michael Reilly. Thurs 21st No Mass.  Fri 22nd No Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Sean & May Murray Printinstown.  William Gilroy.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Kathleen Bray MM

 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Jack Kenny. Portarlington, Co. Laois. father of Terri Murphy. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  975 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 335Euro  Monthly  250Euro.

Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-8pm.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year. 

Collectors will be calling to houses during the coming weeks to collect tickets that have been sold. We thank everybody for their

co-operation and support.  

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, February 8th, 2024.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place next week from Thurs 21st to Mon 25th . It  is led by  Spiritual Director Fr.

Seamus Heaney. We pray for all who are travelling from the parish, especially the sick. .

If anybody would like to send Prayer Requests with the pilgrims to Lourdes, please place the intentions in an envelope and hand

the envelope into the Parochial House or to Alice Reilly not later than Wednesday 20th .

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Na exploring Parish Cells forvan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a  Higher Diploma in Theological Studies. Further information .

contact pgadmissions@spcm.ie, or 01-7083391

Ceili  Catholic Community: Will be starting a new residential school of evanglelisation from 1st October. It is targeting

young adults between ages of 18-35 who wish to discern their vocation, take a gap year or career break.

Radio Maria: Are running a 6 week programme on Parish Cells starting on Mon 11th Sept at 7pm. See www.radiomaria.ie

NET Ministries: A new Net Ministries team has arrived and begin their ministry in the parish this week.. We welcome

them and look forward their presence in the parish. If any family would like to host two or three members of the team in their

 home for a few weeks, please contact Fr. Heaney or Laura O’ Neill.

Meath Samuel Group: For young adults aged 18-39. Do you want to strengthen and develop your daily prayer life? Join

 Meath Samuel Group. Meet on Sunday a month, from October to May, at St. Mary’s in Navan. See

www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony

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

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

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 24th . The new  year will begin on

Sunday 1st 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 in Gaffney’s Lounge on Mon 18th Sept at 8pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Are holding their Annual Coffee Morning on Fri 22nd Sept in Gaffney’s Lounge from 9.30am –

1pm. We are also having a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day. We would appreciate if the Ladies would do some Baking.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Year A                                  Twenty- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                        10th  September, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 9th 6.30pm John Dargan & Pat Looney.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Brendan  Dunne MM  Joseph & Ellen Kane  Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th No Mass.   Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.

 Sat 16th 6.30pm  James & Patricia Dolan.   Laurence, Therese, Anita, Brenda & Marie Leavy.  Sun 17th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray.  Denis & Nora Mc Garry.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 10th 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony.  Sun 17th 9.30am Mass. 

 Offertory:  905 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly 295Euro  Monthly  160Euro.

Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-8pm.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year.  We hope that the whole parish will support the draw.

Somebody will call to each house during the coming week to distribute books of tickets.  We appreciate the co-operation of

 the whole parish with this project.

Confirmation: Children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, February 8th, 2024.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Tue next, Sept 12th . We pray for all pilgrims , especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by Bishop Tom Deenihan

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. .

Delvin Choir: Choir practice on next Thurs 14th Sept at 7.30pm in the Church.  New Members most welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday 14th at 8pm.

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Na exploring Parish Cells forvan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a Blended Learning Diploma /Higher Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy.

 Applications close on 10th September. Further info contact cmmadmissions@spcm.ie or 01-7084778

Ceili  Catholic Community: Will be starting a new residential school of evanglelisation from 1st October. It is targeting

young adults between ages of 18-35 who wish to discern their vocation, take a gap year or career break.

Radio Maria: Are running a 6 week programme on Parish Cells starting on Mon 11th Sept at 7pm. See www.radiomaria.ie

NET Ministries: A new Net Ministries team will be arriving in the parish on Sunday , September 17th . We welcome them

and look forward their presence in the parish. If any family would like to host two or three members of the team in their

 home for a few weeks, please contact Fr. Heaney or Laura O’ Neill.

Anam Cara Midlands::The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 13th Sept

 in Mullingar Park Hotel at 7.15pm. The event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Contact 01-4045378

Meath Samuel Group: For young adults aged 18-39. Do you want to strengthen and develop your daily prayer life? Join

 Meath Samuel Group. Meet on Sunday a month, from October to May, at St. Mary’s in Navan. See

www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony

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

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

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 24th . The new  year will begin on

Sunday 1st 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. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

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 Year A                                  Twenty- Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time                          3rd September, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Patricia Byrne. Claire O’ Connor.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Family of late James Kiernan (Thanksgiving). 

Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass. Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 9th 6.30pm John Dargan & Pat Looney.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Brendan  Dunne MM  Joseph & Ellen Kane

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 3rd 9.30.am  Finbarr O’ Farrell, sister Bridie & parents Thomas & Eileen  & DFM. 

Frances Comaskey.    Sun 10th 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony.

  1. I. P. Very Rev. Fr. Eamonn O’ Brien. Retired PP Rochfortbridge. Kathleen Bray. Crowenstown, Delvin.  Mary Devine. Canada. formerly Martinstown, Delvin.

 Offertory:  830 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly  220Euro  Monthly  90Euro.

Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-8pm.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year.  We hope that the whole parish will support the draw.

Somebody will call to each house during the coming week to distribute books of tickets.  We appreciate the co-operation of

 the whole parish with this project.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from  the 12th -17th September. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan  For further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871..

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coole: 12 Hour Eucharistic Adoration First Thursday- Friday of the month

 beginning in October. Starting at 8pm and finishing at 8.45am.  Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Na exploring Parish Cells forvan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a Blended Learning Diploma /Higher Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy.

 Applications close on 10th September. Further info contact cmmadmissions@spcm.ie or 01-7084778

Ceili  Catholic Community: Will be starting a new residential school of evanglelisation from 1st October. It is targeting

young adults between ages of 18-35 who wish to discern their vocation, take a gap year or career break.

Radio Maria: Are running a 6 week programme on Parish Cells starting on Mon 11th Sept at 7pm. See www.radiomaria.ie

Anam Cara Midlands::The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly meeting on Wed 13th Sept

 in Mullingar Park Hotel at 7.15pm. The event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Contact 01-4045378

Meath Samuel Group: For young adults aged 18-39. Do you want to strengthen and develop your daily prayer life? Join

 Meath Samuel Group. Meet on Sunday a month, from October to May, at St. Mary’s in Navan. See

www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony

 Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

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

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

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 24th . The new  year will begin on

Sunday 1st 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. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 Year A                                  Twenty- First  Sunday in Ordinary Time                             27th  August, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

  Sat 26th 6.30pm Michael Doyle MM    Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM. Mon 28th 9.30am.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 31st No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm List of the Dead.  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Patricia Byrne. Claire O’ Connor.  Sun 3rd 11.00am  Family of late James Kiernan (Thanksgiving). 

 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 27th 9.30.am Tom & Patricia Egginton.    Michael Forde. Glaxtown.    Dolores Mc Cormack.  Martin Smith. Fri 1st ( First Friday) No MassSun 3rd 9.30.am  Finbarr O’ Farrell. Parents Thomas & Eileen O’ Farrell & DFM.  Frances Comaskey..

  1. I. P. Fr. Padraig Leonard. Kimmage Manor. late of Ballinvalley, Delvin. Agnes Murray. Mullingar. late of Battstown, Killulagh.  Pat Anderson. England. late of  Printinstown, Delvin.

 Offertory: 15th Aug.   €250.. Sunday Offertory:  865 Euro  Ren Fund: Weekly  295Euro  Monthly  345Euro.

Bible Alive: September  Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-8pm.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year.  We hope that the whole parish will support the draw.

Somebody will call to each house during the coming week to distribute books of tickets.  We appreciate the co-operation of

 the whole parish with this project.

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).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from  the 12th -17th September. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan  For further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871..

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are currently running a Blended Learning Diploma /Higher Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy.

 Applications close on 10th September. Further info contact cmmadmissions@spcm.ie or 01-7084778

 Schools: Will be re-opening this week. St. Tola’s N. S. will re-open on Wednesday 30th  Aug at 9am. St. Ernan’s, Delvin on Thursday 31st at 9.10am and  St. Patrick’s,  Crowenstown at 9.20am. St. Mary’s Special School, Southill will re-open on Wed 30th at 9.20am.  We pray for pupils, teachers and parents that God will bless them in the year ahead.

Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 Year A                                  Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                             20th  August, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 19th 6.30pm  Bridget, Michael, Sean & Thomas Coyne.   Mary Toner.  Sun 20th 11.00am  Colin Clinton.

 Shane Dugdale. Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 24th  No Mass Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 26th 6.30pm Michael Doyle MM    Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.

 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 20th 9.30am  Brigid Murray MM   Peggy Newman.  Sun 27th 9.30.am Tom & Patricia Egginton.  Michael Forde. Glaxtown.  Dolores Mc Cormack.  Martin Smith.

 

 

Offertory:  €350..  Delvin Cemetery Collection: 3,000.Euro.  Patron Day Offerings:  1465 Euro

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-9pm.From August 28th adoration will end at 8pm.

Delvin Days: Many thanks to all who helped in preparation fpr Cemetery Days in Killulagh, Crowenstown and Delvin

Special thanks to the participants from the Rural Social Scheme and Fas . Many thanks to the huge crowds that attended the

 Masses to honour Our Dead in the cemeteries.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year.

Parish Draw: Tickets are now available for the Parish Draw.  The proceeds of the draw will be used to pay the balance of the

cost of the Cemetery extension. Any surplus will be used to carry out repairs to the wall around Killulagh Cemetery and to offset

 the increased cost of electricity and heating during the past year.  We hope that the whole parish will support the draw.

Somebody will call to each house during the coming week to distribute books of tickets.  We appreciate the co-operation of

 the whole parish with this project.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings.

Knock Novena: The Novena in honor of Our Lady of Knock began on Monday 14th August and ends on Monday 21st.

There will be two sessions at 3pm and 8pm. There will be a candle light procession after the 8pm session and many well

well known speakers will be attending – Most Rev. Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, His Excellency Archbishop Luis

Montemayor, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Most Rev. Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe. Fr Richard Gibbons, Parish Priest

and Rector Knock Shrine, Fr Tony O’Riordan,  Fr John Joe Duffy, CC Cresslough and many others.  On Sunday 20th will be

a Family Day.  Full details are on the Knock Shrine website.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871..

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are running a Postgraduate Programme in Theology and Philosophy. Applications Open until 14th August. See SPPU.ie/postgraduate, or contact 01 7083391

 Schools: Will be re-opening in the next week. We pray for pupils, teachers and parents that God will bless them in the

year ahead.

Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 

 

 

Next Sunday’s Readings: Is 22:19-23.    Rm  11:33-36. Mt 16:13-20.

Sun20th Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time..  Tue 22nd The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wed 23rd St.

Rose of Lima. St. Eugene.  Thurs 24th St. Bartholomew, Apostle.  Fri 25th St. Louis of France.

 Year A                                   Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                              13th  August, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 12th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.  Sun 13th 11.00am Terry Grassick   Mon 14th 7.30pm Mass.  Tue 15th ( Feast of the Assumption) 11.00am Mass. Wed 16th No Mass. Thurs 17th 9.30am   Patrick & Margaret Farrelly & DFM.   Fri 18th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm  Bridget, Michael, Sean & Thomas Coyne.   Mary Toner.  Sun 20th 11.00am Colin Clinton.

 Shane Dugdale.

 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 13th 9.30am  Colm Newman.  Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.  Tue 15th   (Feast of the Assumption) 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 7.30pm  Bridie Callan. MM   Sun 20th 9.30am  Bridget Murray MM

Peggy Newman. 

Offertory:  €790..  Ren Fund: Weekly  €300. Monthly .170 Euro. Killulagh Cemetery Collection:  1,105.Euro

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am-9pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Sat 12th 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.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year. We hope

to run a draw to meet the balance of the cost. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.  .

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 Tuesday 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. Mass in Killulagh at 9.30am and 11.00am in Delvin on that day.

Knock Novena: The Novena in honor of Our Lady of Knock begins on Monday 14th August and ends on Monday 21st.

There will be two sessions at 3pm and 8pm. There will be a candle light procession after the 8pm session and many well

well known speakers will be attending – Most Rev. Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, His Excellency Archbishop Luis

Montemayor, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Most Rev. Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe. Fr Richard Gibbons, Parish Priest

and Rector Knock Shrine, Fr Tony O’Riordan,  Fr John Joe Duffy, CC Cresslough and many others.  On Sunday 20th will be

a Family Day.  Full details are on the Knock Shrine website.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871..

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday 13th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. Mass at 3pm.

Preacher Fr. Declan Hurley. ADM, Navan. We will also be accompanied by Meath Diocesan Choir.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are running a Postgraduate Programme in Theology and Philosophy. Applications Open until 14th August. See SPPU.ie/postgraduate, or contact 01 7083391

Priory Institute: Are running a two week online Summer School on the Gospel of John from 14th -28th August. The course includes eight recorded presentations and two online zoom discussions.  To register go to prioryinstitute,com

Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday 14th August at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 Year A                                            The Transfiguration of the Lord                           6th August, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 5th 6.30pm  Johnny, Betty & Larry Farrelly.  Sun 6th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Bridgie Sheerin. Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am  Babs Moran & DFM.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.

Sat 12th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.  Sun 13th 11.00am Terry Grassick

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun  6th 9.30am  Callan  Family. Killulagh.    7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.    Sun 13th 9.30am

Colm Newman.   Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.

  1. I. P.  Brendan Dunne. Dublin. formerly  Addinstown, Delvin.  Frank Power, native of Myleroe. who died in England.

  Pat Anderson. England. formerly  Printinstown, Delvin.  Johnny Joyce. Cork. formerly  Southill, Delvin.

Offertory:  €980. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €435. Monthly .50 Euro.

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day 2023: On this Feast of the Transfiguration Pope Francis celebrates the concluding WYD Mass for the

estimated over one million gathered in Lisbon. “Lord.” Peter said. “It is wonderful for us to be here.” Forty-four young  

pilgrims from the Diocese of Meath with Bishop Tom, have participated in this past week’s programme of events. At the end

of this WYD Mass Pope Francis will bless the youth for the ongoing Mission which we all share as the witnesses to Christ.

RTE will broadcast the World day Youth Mass on Sun 6th Aug at 8.55am.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm this Sun 6th August. Mass in the New

Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

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

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Sat 12th 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.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year. We hope

to run a draw to meet the balance of the cost. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.  .

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

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871. Closing Date is Monday 7th August.

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday 13th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. Mass at 3pm.

Preacher Fr. Declan Hurley. ADM, Navan. We will also be accompanied by Meath Diocesan Choir.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro.

 Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are running a Postgraduate Programme in Theology and Philosophy. Applications Open until 14th August. See SPPU.ie/postgraduate, or contact 01 7083391

Priory Institute: Are running a two week online Summer School on the Gospel of John from 14th -28th August. The course includes eight recorded presentations and two online zoom discussions.  To register go to prioryinstitute,com

Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

Fleadh Cheoil Concerts in the Cathedral: The following two events will be hosted in the Cathedral of Christ the King during the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil. Fuaimlaoi with Emmet Cahill Fri evening 11th August at 7pm.  Cor Chuil Aodha with Sean O’ Se on Sat evening 12th August at 8.30pm.

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

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

Year A                                      Seventeenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            30th  July, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 29th 6.30pm Imelda Keogh MM  Sun 30th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll. late of Lisclougher.  Anne Vaughan.  Mattie  Murtagh & DFM. Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th ( First Friday) 7.30pm  Fr. Camillus Kane.  Sat 5th 6.30pm  Johnny, Betty & Larry Farrelly.  Sun 6th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Bridgie Sheerin.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 30th 9.30am Mass.     Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.   Sun 6th 9.30am  Callan  Family. Killulagh..

  1. I. P. Michael Doyle. Ballyhealy, Delvin. Betty Mc Grath. Fennor, Collinstown. mother of Mary Smith & Tom Mc Grath

. Gigginstown.

Offertory:  €900. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €205. Monthly .70 Euro.

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world.  We encourage

people to watch the celebration on TV. They can be viewed on EWTN and other channels. There will be a Prayer Vigil

on Sat 5th at 7pm and Closing Mass (with Pope Francis) on Sun 6th at 8am.

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. We are looking for volunteers to do 1 hour

 if  possible between 10am-9pm.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm on Sun 6th August. Mass in the New Cemetery

 at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

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

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Sat 12th 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.

Delvin Cemetery Extension: Work on Phase One of the Extension is completed. We will soon be able to announce the cost

of the work that has been done. We acknowledge the generous contribution from the Tractor Run earlier this year. We hope

to run a draw to meet the balance of the cost. Details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871. Closing Date is Monday 7th August.

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are running a Postgraduate Programme in Theology and Philosophy. Applications Open until 14th August. See SPPU.ie/postgraduate, or contact 01 7083391

Rehab Group ( Learning NLN): The Ar Agaidh linn rehabilitative training programme is for individuals between age of 18-65 who have had a set back in their lives whether physical or sensory. Further details contact 0867839078

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

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

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon next, July 31st  at 8pm in Gaffney;s Lounge.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Year A                                 Sixteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            23rd  July, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 22nd 6.30pm  Pat Joe Lynch MM  Sun 23rd 11.00am  Liz Mullen.  Willie Walsh & son Ciaran. Mon 24th No  Mass.  Tue 25th No Mass.  Wed 26th 10.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am  Kevin Power.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Imelda Keogh MM  Sun 30th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll. late of Lisclougher.  Anne Vaughan.  Mattie  Murtagh & DFM.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 23rd 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.   Sun 30th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Bridie Callan. Austin Friars St, Mullingar. formerly of Williamstown, Delvin. Margaret Shaw. England. formerly

Balrath, Delvin. Burial of  Margaret’a Ashes will take place next Wed 26th  after 10.30am Mass.

Offertory:  €810. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €270. Monthly .40 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. . We are looking for volunteers to .do 1 hour if

 possible between 10am-9pm.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

place on Sun 6th Aug at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Mon 7th Aug at 7pm, and Delvin Sat 12th Aug at 7pm.

Plot holders are asked to tidy their plots in preparation for Cemetery Day.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock: Celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Eldery, 2023 will take place

 this Sunday 23rd July at 3pm in Knock Basilica. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop Denis Nulty..

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

Delvin Friendship Club: Our Day Outing takes place on Tue next, 25th July.  Bus will leave from Gaffney’s Lounge at 11am.sharp.

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Silence in Worship.

Liturgical silence is not merely an absence of words, a pause, or an interlude. It is a stillness, a quieting of spirits, a making of time and leisure to hear, assimilate, and respond. Any haste that hinders reflectiveness, should be avoided. The dialogue between God and the community of faith taking place through the Holy Spirit requires intervals of silence, suited to the assembly, so that all can take to heart the word of God and respond to it in prayer. At the beginning of the rite of blessing and sprinkling of water, the people pause to ask for God’s blessing on the water as a sign of baptism. In the Penitential Act, they pause to remember their sinfulness and the loving-kindness of God in Christ At the collect they put themselves and their deepest needs and desires before God. After the readings and Homily, they savior God’s word, ponder it in their hearts like Mary and apply it to their lives. Before Communion, they compose themselves to receive the Lord, and afterwards praise and pray to God in their hearts.

 Year A                                   Fifteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            16th  July, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 15th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby & DFM.  Ann Bray.. Sun 16th 11.00am, Patsy & Mary Leonard.  John, Molly & Sean Mangan. Mon 17th No Mass..  Tue 18th No Mass..  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th No Mass.  Fri 21st No Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm  Pat Joe Lynch MM  Sun 23rd 11.00am  Liz Mullen.  Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 16th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe  Sun 23rd 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.

Offertory:  €785. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €280. Monthly .180 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. . We are looking for volunteers to .do 1 hour if

 possible between 10am-9pm.

Novena to St. Camillus: Annual Novena of St.Camillus, Killucan started on   Fri 7th July and will finish on Sun 16th July.

 .Poster on Notice Board .with details of Mass times and Night Vigil.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

place on Sun 6th Aug at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Mon 7th Aug at 7pm, and Delvin Sat 12th Aug at 7pm.

Plot holders are asked to tidy their plots in preparation for Cemetery Day.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock: Celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Eldery, 2023 will take place

 next Sunday 23rd July at 3pm in Knock Basilica. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop Denis Nulty. Anointing of the Sick

 at 2.30pm. Mass at 3pm. Copies of the Prayer for Grandparents are available in both Churches.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

Columban Ecological Institute: 6 Day Residential Retreat will take place at An Tairseach, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow from

 Mon 17th July to Sat 22nd July. Booking Essential. See info@antairseach.ie or 0404-61833

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

St. Mary Magdalene ( Feast Day Sat 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 ‘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 (Lk 7:37) or with Mary the sister of Martha who also anointed him ( Jn 12:3).

 Year A                                    Fourteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                              9th  July, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 8th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray  & son Joseph.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 9th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Martin Carroll.  Julia & Michael Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.  Thomas & Isabel Anderson.  Mon 10th No Mass.  Tue 11th No Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am John & Ann Devine & DFM.  Thurs 13th  No Mass.  Fri 14th No Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby & DFM.  Ann Bray.. Sun 16th 11.00am, Patsy & Mary Leonard.  John, Molly & Sean Mangan.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 9th 9.30am Michael Ivory.  Sun 16th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe

Offertory:  €940. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €380. Monthly .80 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. . We are looking for volunteers to .do 1 hour if

 possible between 10am-9pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the Parish Community. James Horan. Croia Fitzpatrick.  Emily Walsh.

 Darragh Daniel Poynton.  Luke Christopher Fox.

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew this Sunday 9th July at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Feast of St.Camillus: Next Fri we celebrate the Feast of St.Camillus who is the Patron of Nurses, Hospitals and the Sick.

Novena to St. Camillus: Annual Novena of St.Camillus, Killucan takes place from  Fri 7th July to Sun 16th July.  Triduum

from Thiurs 13th to Sat 15th .Poster on Notice Board .with details of Mass times and Night Vigil.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

place on Sun 6th Aug at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Mon 7th Aug at 7pm, and Delvin Sat 12th Aug at 7pm.

Plot holders are asked to tidy their plots in preparation for Cemetery Day.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sun 23rd July with Mass at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

Columban Ecological Institute: 6 Day Residential Retreat will take place at An Tairseach, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow from

 Mon 17th July to Sat 22nd July. Booking Essential. See info@antairseach.ie or 0404-61833

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

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

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Silence in Worship

Silence is an important element in all communication. It is particularly important to allow for silence as a part of the dialogue between God and the community of faith. It allows for the voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard in the hearts of the people of God and to enable them to unite personal prayer more closely with the word of God and the public voice of the Church. Letter on Eucharistic Prayers. During liturgical silence all respond in their own way , recollecting themselves, pondering what has been heard, petitioning and praising God in their inmost spirit

 Year A                                     Thirteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                2nd July, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 1st 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Nancy Lenihan. Christy & Pauline Coll.  Sun 2nd 11.00am  Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & DFM   Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 7th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Mass.  Sat 8th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray  & son Joseph.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 9th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Martin Carroll.

 Julia & Michael Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.  Thomas & Isabel Anderson.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 2nd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.  Paddy & Bridie Dugdale.   Fri 7th 9.30am  ( First Friday) List of the Dead.  Sun 9th 9.30am Michael Ivory.

  1. I. P. Imelda Keogh. Clonmorril, Delvin. Bridget Murray. Dardistown, Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory:  €935. .  Ren Fund: Weekly  €240. Monthly .40 Euro.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward you email address to info@delvinparish.ie

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro

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

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. . We are looking for volunteers to .do 1 hour if

 possible between 10am-9pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the Parish Community. Ada Toner-O’ Mahony. Shay Edward Callaghan.

  Tiffany Angela Mc Enroe.  Melanie Josephine Mc Enroe.  Stephanie Elizabeth Mc Enroe.  Adele Margherita Bertolo.

Peter’s Pence Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to the Peter’s Pence Collection last weekend. 

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew on Sunday 9th July at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sun 23rd July with Mass at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: From 3rd -5th July. Further info re bus etc. please contact 044-9374818

Youth 2000: Join young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth Summer Festival. The festival takes place at Clongowes Wood Copllege, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thurs 10th August to Sun 13th August. For further info go to www.youth2000.ie

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:   Presentation of Medals will take place during the First Friday Mass at 7.30pm in Delvin

 Church on Fri 7th July.  

Columban Ecological Institute: 6 Day Residential Retreat will take place at An Tairseach, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow from

 Mon 17th July to Sat 22nd July. Booking Essential. See info@antairseach.ie or 0404-61833

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

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

Youth Ministry Leadership: The Diocese of Lancaster Youth Service are looking for a Senior Programme Leader to lead

retreats and other programmes in their youth retreat centre, Castlerigg Manor,  in the English Lake District. Further info

contact Jack Regan director@castleriggmanor.co.uk

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 Year A                                      Twelfth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                  25th  June,, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 24th 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons.   Winnie Walsh.  Bill & Criss Kelly.  Margaret Rooney. Sun 25th 11.00am  Peggy Lenihan.  Sandra Gaffney.  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 Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Nancy Lenihan. Christy & Pauline Coll.  Sun 2nd 11.00am  Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & DFM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 25th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.  John Kelly & DFM, Caddagh Cross. Sun 2nd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

Offertory:  €920.  Ren Fund: Weekly  €195. Monthly .70 Euro.

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. . We are looking for volunteers to .do 1 hour if

 possible between 10am-9pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the Parish Community. Uesli Gishto. Xhesika Gishto. Maisie Louise Crowley.

Tia Chanelle Eksteen.  Ryan Gerard Eksteen Doherty.  Demi Rose Ellen Eksteen Doherty.  Dylan Thomas Eksteen Doherty   . 

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in  Dalgan Park, Navan for (18-40yrs) from 30th June-2nd July.  Theme:   Serve the Lord

with gladness. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666 or email: youthretreats@gmail.com

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

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew on Sunday 9th July at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date.

Devotion to our Lady: Fr. James Fannan is a priest who teaches at a seminary in Rome. He is on a visit to Ireland and will

visit Delvin on Wednesday next, June 28th . He will speak briefly at morning Mass and after Mass he will give a longer talk

in Fatima. The Topic of his talk will be Devotion to Our Lady. All are welcome.

Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sun 23rd July with Mass at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Rally for Life: Takes place on Sat 1st July.  Join thousands of fellow Catholics & pro-life supporters at the biggest annual

 pro-life event, now in its 17th year. Starts  at 1pm at Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Activities for both children and adults, a

family friendly event. Further info visit www.the lifeinstitute.net or call 01-8730465

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: From 3rd -5th July. Further info re bus etc. please contact 044-9374818

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:   Presentation of Medals will take place during  the First Friday Mass at 7.30pm in Delvin

 Church on Fri 7th July.  

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

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

Youth Ministry Leadership: The Diocese of Lancaster Youth Service are looking for a Senior Programme Leader to lead

retreats and other programmes in their youth retreat centre, Castlerigg Manor,  in the English Lake District. Further info

contact Jack Regan director@castleriggmanor.co.uk

Delvin Friendship Club:  Our usual together will be on Thurs 29th June in the Hall starting at 11am.  

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 Year A                                       Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                   18th June,, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 17th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents. Sun 18th 11.00am Nancy Healy.  Paddy Gaffney & DFM   Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Marcus Daugela.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Winnie Walsh.  Bill & Criss Kelly.  Sun 25th 11.00am Peggy Lenihan.

 Sandra Gaffney.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 18th 9.30am Colm & Lila O’ Farrell.   Bertie, Rosemary, Antoinette & Colette Kelleghan.

Sun 25th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.  John Kelly & DFM, Caddagh Cross. .

  1. I. P. Pat- Joe Lynch. Robinstown Great, Delvin.

Offertory:  €1,030.  Ren Fund: Weekly  €380. Monthly .355 Euro  .  :

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Adoration: Adoration in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. We are looking for volunteers to do 1 hour of

Adoration from 7pm -8pm for the Summer Months.. We also appreciate any other times as well.

Baptisms: We welcome the following children to the Parish Community. Keira Farrell-Castro.  Nora Farrell- Castro.  Elsa

 Farrell- Castro.  Alexander Moyles.  Leo Joseph Carty.  Sandy Mae Gaffney. Senan Michael Farrelly.  Darragh Forbes. 

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in  Dalgan Park, Navan for (18-40yrs) from 30th June-2nd July. Theme: Serve the Lord with

 gladness. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666 or email: youthretreats@gmail.com

St. Oliver Plunkett: Mass in Loughcrew on Sunday 9th July at 3pm in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett. All are Welcome.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Bus will leave for Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock next Saturday 24th June at 9.15am.

Pick up Point will be outside Gaffney’s Lounge. 

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date..

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: takes place from Nov 24th -2nd Dec. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195 Euro. Booking with Navan Travel or Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314.

3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: From 3rd -5th July. Further info re bus etc. please contact 044-9374818

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:  The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and

wish to become a Young Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due

 Silver and Gold Pins and Fr. Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

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

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

Youth Ministry Leadership: The Diocese of Lancaster Youth Service are looking for a Senior Programme Leader to lead

retreats and other programmes in their youth retreat centre, Castlerigg Manor,  in the English Lake District. Further info

contact Jack Regan director@castleriggmanor.co.uk

Dermot Kenny Memorial Cup: Will be played in Delvin GAA Park this Sun 18th June at 1.30pm. Proceeds from the game

 going to Pieta House.

Delviin Friendship Club: The Committee would like to thank all who supported our Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a

great success. Our next together will be on Thurs 29th June in the Hall.  

Delvin Hospice Homecare: The Committee would like to thank John Kane and his committee for his generous Donation

 from the Drumcree Bog Festival to the Hospice last Sat night in Fore.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Year A                                           Feast of Corpus Christi                                             11th June,, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 10th 6.30pm Maura Carroll. Jenny Kenny & DFM.  Joseph Anderson.  Sun 11th 11.00am Marion Murtagh MM.

Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 9.30am Tommy Murphy. Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents. Sun 18th 11.00am Nancy Healy.  Paddy Gaffney & DFM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 11th 9.30am Michael Egginton.  Sun 18th 9.30am Colm & Lila O’ Fasrrell.   Bertie, Rosemary, Antoinette & Colette Kelleghan.

Offertory:  €870.   Easter Dues: €1,415.  .  :

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Feast of Corpus Christi: This Sunday is the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. ( Corpus Christi)

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

Adoration: We are looking for volunteers to do 1 hour of Adoration from 7pm -8pm for the Summer Months on  a  Monday  in

Killulagh Church. We also appreciate any other times as well.

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

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

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Meath will preach for the Solemnity of

 the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Laytown, Co. Meath at the 7pm Mass on Fri 16th June. In the

 Homily we will reflect on the question. Do you have the heart for Christ? Let his Heart guide you to love the Priesthood. Live

 from Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations. Email:vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie  Fr. Tony Gonoude at 0449373923

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in  Dalgan Park, Navan for (18-40yrs) from 30th June-2nd July. Theme: Serve the Lord with

 gladness. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666 or email: youthretreats@gmail.com

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 24th June. There are two

 seats still left on the bus.. To book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date..

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are organising a Summer School in person and online from June 12th -16th . The Theme is “Unlocking the Bible” . For booking go to www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie . Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:  The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and

wish to become a Young Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due

 Silver and Gold Pins and Fr. Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its Monthly Meeting on Wed 14th June at 7.15pm

 in Mullingar Park Hotel. For further info call 01-4045378

Dermot Kenny Memorial Cup: Will be played in Delvin GAA Park on Sun 18th June at 1.30pm. Proceeds from the game

 going to Pieta House.

St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells: Concert will take place on Sat 17th June at 8pm. Various Music Artists will perform. Tickets

 30.Euro. In  aid of Irish Cancer Society. Contact Martin Gargan at 086-2709185. Poster on Notice Board.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

The Witness of the Eucharist

Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful

to Christ and to his Church. The faithful give witness by this to their communion in faith and charity. Together

they testify to God’s holiness and their hope of salvation. They strengthen one another under the guidance of the

Holy Spirit.    

                                                            Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2182.

           

Year A                                                   The  Most  Holy Trinity                                                4th June,, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Pearse Mc Cormack.  Sun 4th 11.00am Mary, James & John Herward.  Andy Leonard.

Mon 5th 9.30am Bernie Mc Grath.  Tue 6th 9.30am Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank & daughter Phyllis Quigley. 

Michael & Mary Jane Sheerin. Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm Maura Carroll. Jenny Kenny & DFM.  Joseph Anderson.  Sun 11th 11.00am Marion Murtagh MM.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 4th 9.30am  Peter & Olive Kelleghan.   Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.   Sun 11th 9.30am

Michael Egginton. 

Offertory:  €805.  Ren Fund: Weekly €265.  Monthly  €80.   Annual: 200 Euro

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

The Most Holy Trinity: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Next Sunday is the Most Holy Body and

Blood of Christ. ( Corpus Christi)

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

Adoration: We are looking for volunteers to do 1 hour of Adoration from 7pm -8pm for the Summer Months on  a  Monday  in

Killulagh Church. We also appreciate any other times as well.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs next, June 8th at 8pm.. Our Annual Pilgrimage to

Knock will take place on Saturday 24th June. There are a few seats still left on the bus.. To book a seat contact Kathleen at

087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105, or contact Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm

Delvin Altar Society: We are looking for volunteers to help out with the flowers for the Altar during the year. If you are

interested please contact Parochial House at 044-9664127. We hope to have a collection at a later date..

Vocations to the Priesthood: “ The tongues of fire separated; one of them rested on each one of them”. ( Acts 2;3). Each of the Apostles had been given a new Spirit and a new heart. Tongues of fire burned away all doubts and fears from their hearts to fill them with joy and to give them the gifts of the Lord’s Holy Spirit; “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control”. Like the Apostles, allow God’s Holy Spirit to give you a new heart in your vocation. Become the Lord'’s priest who speaks the language of God for others. Be inflamed with Christ. Become His priest. Vocations Info: Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Are organising a Summer School in person and online from June 12th -16th . The Theme is “Unlocking the Bible” . For booking go to www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie . Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:  The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and

wish to become a Young Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due

 Silver and Gold Pins and Fr. Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimage from 3rd -5th July. Further info re bus etc,  please contact 044-9374818.

St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells: Concert will take place on Sat 17th June at 8pm. Various Music Artists will perform. Tickets

 30.Euro. In  aid of Irish Cancer Society. Contact Martin Gargan at 086-2709185. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Friendship Club: Are having a Cake Sale/ Coffee Morning on Fri 9th June in Gaffney’s Lounge  from 9.30am -1pm.

We would appreciate if you would do some baking for the Cake sale.  Don’t forget to return your Raffle Cards on the day.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

The Trinity.

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in

himself, It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most

fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith”. The whole history of salvation is

identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God , Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals

himself to men “and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin”.

                                                                                                    Catechism of the Catholic Church. 234

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Year A                                                       Pentecost Sunday                                              28th  May, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 27th 6.30pm  Martin & Julia Kineavy, sons Martin, Christy & Tommy.  Sun 28th 11.00am  Peter Donohoe. Duffy & Reilly families & DFM.  Seamus Higgins.  Bryan Orr & Sheila Orr. Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM.  Wed 31st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 1st 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Noel Renehen.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Pearse Mc Cormack.  Sun 4th 11.00am Mary, James & John Herward.

Andy Leonard.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 28th 9.30am  Bridie Scally (nee Fox) & DFM  Fri 2nd  ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.

Sun 4th 9.30am  Peter & Olive Kelleghan.  Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.

Offertory:  €840.  Ren Fund: Weekly €250.  Monthly  €90.   Annual: 1,000.Euro

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost 2 Euro.

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

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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.

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

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

Adoration: We are looking for volunteers to do 1 hour of Adoration from 7pm -8pm for the Summer Months on  a  Monday  in

Killulagh Church. We also appreciate any other times as well.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: .Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 24th June. We hope to

organise  a bus. We would be very grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105, or contact Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm

Vocations to the Priesthood: “ The tongues of fire separated; one of them rested on each one of them”. ( Acts 2;3). Each of the Apostles had been given a new Spirit and a new heart. Tongues of fire burned away all doubts and fears from their hearts to fill them with joy and to give them the gifts of the Lord’s Holy Spirit; “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control”. Like the Apostles, allow God’s Holy Spirit to give you a new heart in your vocation. Become the Lord'’s priest who speaks the language of God for others. Be inflamed with Christ. Become His priest. Vocations Info: Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.:  The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and

wish to become a Young Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due

 Silver and Gold Pins and Fr. Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers.

St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells: Concert will take place on Sat 17th June at 8pm. Various Music Artists will perform. Tickets

 30.Euro. In  aid of Irish Cancer Society. Contact Martin Gargan at 086-2709185. Poster on Notice Board.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Feast of Pentecost

The tongues of fire God sends to light upon the disciples’ heads at Pentecost signify God’s presence in the Holy

 Spirit. The appearance of separate flames on each person indicates that he will now be present in a new and deeper

way in each believer instead of just to certain people at certain times. As the events that follow demonstrate, this

“fire” will open their minds to understand God’s Word and will give them the words they need to share the Gospel

and the power and courage they need to be his witnesses.

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Year A                                               Feast of the Ascension                                               21st  May, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 20th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner. William & Michael Gilroy. Sun 21st 11.00am Carmel Cannon. Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am James & Mary Moore & DFM.   Wed 24th 9.30am  Josephine Murtagh.   Thurs 25th 9.30am

John Heffernan & Parents & DFM.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Martin & Julia Kineavy, sons Martin, Christy & Tommy. Sun 28th 11.00am Peter Donohoe. Duffy & Reilly families & DFM.  Seamus Higgins.  Bryan Orr & Sheila Orr.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 21st 9.30am  Richard, Danny, John, Larry Monaghan & DFM. Sun 28th 9.30am  Bridie Scally (nee Fox) & DFM

Offertory:  €1,025.  Ren Fund: Weekly €160.  Monthly  €20.   

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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.

Cemetery Days: Dates for Cemetery Days are as follows; Killulagh  Sun 6th August at 7pm; Crowenstown  Mon 7th Aug at

7pm;  Delvin  Sat 12th August at 7pm.

NET Team: NET Team invites the whole parish to swing by Fatima Hall from 5pm-7pm on Sun May 21st  for a goodbye

party. We have thoroughly enjoyed our tome in Delvin, and we would like to say goodbye before we leave the following

Friday. Snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring something to share. We hope to see you there.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: .Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 24th June. We hope to

organise  a bus. We would be very grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105, or contact Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.: Delvin Branch of Pioneer and Total Abstinence Association are preparing to get back to

presentations of Pioneer Pins, Medals etc after the Covid. The Branch are hoping for a resumption of activities at the end of

June. The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and wish to become a Young

Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due Silver and Gold Pins and Fr.

 Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers.

21st Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov24th  -2nd Dec, 2023. Led by Bishop Deenihan. Cost 2,195.

 Booking with Navan Travel at 046-9068600 and Kingscourt Parish Office at 042-9667314

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

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

Drumcree  Bog Festival:  Takes place this  Sun 21st May from 1pm-6pm.with various music artists. Proceeds from the day going

 to Delvin Hospice Homecare and Collinstown Cemetery. We appreciate your support on the day.  All are Welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be next Thurs, May 25th in the Hall starting at 11am. All Welcome.  

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Feast of Pentecost

The tongues of fire God sends to light upon the disciples’ heads at Pentecost signify God’s presence in the Holy

 Spirit. The appearance of separate flames on each person indicates that he will now be present in a new and deeper

way in each believer instead of just to certain people at certain times. As the events that follow demonstrate, this

“fire” will open their minds to understand God’s Word and will give them the words they need to share the Gospel

and the power and courage they need to be his witnesses.

Year A                                                    Sixth Sunday of Easter.                                           14th  May, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 13th 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 14th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney & Martina Yeoman. Mon 15th 9.30am Michael & Philomena Smith.  Tue 16th  9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Carmel Cannon. . Sat 20th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner. William & Michael Gilroy. Sun 21st 11.00am Carmel Cannon.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 14th 9.30am  Willie & Nuala Fox.   Noel Fox & DFM.  Sun 21st 9.30am  Richard, Danny, John & Larry Monaghan & DFM

  1. I. P. Marion Murtagh. Moyleroe, Delvin. John Vincent Kelly. Castlebar, Co. Mayo. late of Delvin.  Margaret Shaw

. Sheffield, England formerly Balrath, Delvin. sister of Angela Carroll. Mullingar.

Offertory:  €1215.  Ren Fund: Weekly €350.  Monthly  €590.   

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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

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

Cemetery Days: Dates for Cemetery Days are as follows; Killulagh  Sun 6th August at 7pm; Crowenstown  Mon 7th Aug at

7pm;  Delvin  Sat 12th August at 7pm.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: .Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 24th June. We hope to

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

Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105, or contact Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.: Delvin Branch of Pioneer and Total Abstinence Association are preparing to get back to

presentations of Pioneer Pins, Medals etc after the Covid. The Branch are hoping for a resumption of activities at the end of

June. The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and wish to become a Young

Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due Silver and Gold Pins and Fr.

 Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Laurence Ginnell: The Ambassodor of Argentina will unveiil a plaque to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the former

 MP and TD, Laurence Ginnell at the Courthouser this Sun 14th May at 3pm.The unveiling will be followed by an exhibition and

short presentation on the life and time of Laurence Ginnell in St.Patrick’s Hall which will be attended by memberss of Mr

Ginnell’s descendants. All are Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers

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

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

Drumcree  Bog Festival: 5K Walk in Fore this Sun 14th.as part of the festival.  Bog Festival on Sun 21st May from 1pm-6pm.

with various music artists. Proceeds from the day going to Delvin Hospice Homecare and Collinstown Cemetery. All Welcome.

St. Scire C. E. Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

The Ascension of the Lord

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

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

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

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

Great.)

Year A                                                        Fifth Sunday of Easter.                                            7th May, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 6th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & BL. Lal Timmons.   Tom Flynn & DFM.  Mary Forde.  Sun 7th 11.00am Christy Darby.

Mon 8th 9.30am No Mass.  Tue 9th No Mass.  Wed 10th No Mass.  Thurs 11th No MassFri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 14th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney & Martina Yeoman.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 7th 9.30am Margaret Bennett. Sun 14th 9.30am  Willie & Nuala Fox.   Noel Fox & DFM.

Offertory:  €1,095.  Ren Fund: Weekly €220.  Monthly  €190.   

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Cemetery Extension: Work has begun on the cemetery extension. It has been delayed due to bad weather. 

Donation: We have received a generous donation from the organisers of the Tractor Run in September towards the cost of

the extension to the cemetery. The amount of the donation is €5,213. We wish to thank the Organisers and participants for

their generosity.

Cemetery Days: Dates for Cemetery Days are as follows; Killulagh  Sun 6th August at 7pm; Crowenstown  Mon 7th Aug at

7pm;  Delvin  Sat 12th August at 7pm.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Delvin Youth Group: Will be hosting a Bake Sale outside Delvin Church this Sun 7th May after 11 o’ clock Mass. The

money raised will go towards a faith based surf retreat for the youth.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday next, May 11th at 8pm..

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.: Delvin Branch of Pioneer and Total Abstinence Association are preparing to get back to

presentations of Pioneer Pins, Medals etc after the Covid. The Branch are hoping for a resumption of activities at the end of

June. The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and wish to become a Young

Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due Silver and Gold Pins and Fr.

 Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee: A. G. M. will take place on Mon next, May 8th at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Laurence Ginnell: MP (1906-17) and TD (1+918-23) for Westmeath. Unveiling of Plaque in Memory of Laurence on Sun

14th  May at 3pm in Delvin Court Yard. Everyone Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers

Mullingar Choral Society: Present Summer Concert this Sun 7th May at 7.30pm in St. Paul’s Church, Mullingar.

Anan Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents are holding its monthly Parent Evening on Wed 10th May at

7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. The event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Further info contact 01 4045378

 

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 6:1-7.  1 Pt 2:4-9.   Jn 14:1-12.  

Saints of the Week

Sun 5th Fifth  Sunday after Easter. Mon 8th Bl John Sullivan. Wed 10th St. Congall. St. Damian of Molokai.

Fri 12th St. Pancras Sat 13th Our Lady of Fatima.

Year A                                    Fourth Sunday of Easter. ( Vocations Sunday)                         30th  April, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 29th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy. Breege Mc Cormack. Nicholas & Terry Grassick.  Sun 30th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney & DFM.  Mon 1st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 5th ( First Friday)  7.30pm.   Sat 6th 6.30pm Tom, Nellie & BL. Lal Timmons.   Tom Flynn & DFM.  Mary Forde.

Sun 7th 11.00am Christy Darby.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 30th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith   Fri 5th 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 7th 9.30am Mass.

Offertory:  €1,015.  Ren Fund: Weekly €255.  Monthly  €110.   

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place this Sunday, April 30th .

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Cemetery Extension: Work has begun on the cemetery extension. It has been delayed due to bad weather. 

Donation: We have received a generous donation from the organisers of the Tractor Run in September towards the cost of

the extension to the cemetery. The amount of the donation is €5,213. We wish to thank the Organisers and participants for

their generosity.

Cemetery Days: Dates for Cemetery Days are as follows; Killulagh  Sun 6th August at 7pm; Crowenstown  Mon 7th Aug at

7pm;  Delvin  Sat 12th August at 7pm.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Vocations Sunday: This Sunday 30th April is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

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

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

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

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

 towards the students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Vocations Sunday: Jesus is still calling priests, he needs you to say yes to his call. Be a priest and find joy, bring people to

 God and let Jesus work through you. If you feel called to be a priest, open your heart to Jesus, follow the Lord and do not be

afraid. Priesthood is not an office of the past. Jesus needs priests today more than ever.  Further info contact Fr. Tony

Gonoude at 044-9373923, www.meathvocations.com,  Email vocations@dioceseofmeath.ie

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

Delvin Youth Group: Will be hosting a Bake Sale outside Delvin Church on Sun 7th May after 11 o’ clock Mass. The

money raised will go towards a faith based surf retreat for the youth.

Delvin Branch of P. T A. A.: Delvin Branch of Pioneer and Total Abstinence Association are preparing to get back to

presentations of Pioneer Pins, Medals etc after the Covid. The Branch are hoping for a resumption of activities at the end of

June. The Branch is asking those who would have been confirmed during the time of Covid and wish to become a Young

Pioneer, those who are due to progress to becoming a Permanent Pioneer, along with those due Silver and Gold Pins and Fr.

 Cullen Medals to contact Michael Leonard at 087-2879581

Laurence Ginnell: MP (1906-17) and TD (1+918-23) for Westmeath. Unveiling of Plaque in Memory of Laurence on Sun

7th May at 3pm in Delvin Court Yard. Everyone Welcome.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers

Mullingar Choral Society: Present Summer Concert on Sun 7th May at 7.30pm in St. Paul’s Church, Mullingar.

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall  on Fri 28th Apr, Sat 29th & Sun 30th . We appreciate your support.  

Anan Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents are holding its monthly Parent Evening on Wed 10th May at

7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. The event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Further info contact 01 4045378

Year A                                                    Third Sunday of Easter.                                       23rd  April, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jimmy, Jane & Peggy Reilly.  Jack Ivory.  Kevin & Bridgie Murphy.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Michael Moriarty.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael & DFM. Mon 24th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy. Breege Mc Cormack. Nicholas &

Terry Grassick.  Sun 30th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 23rd 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Sean Newman.  Michael & Esther Cooney.  Sun 30th 9.30am

Kevin Ledwith

  1. I. P. Tony Perry. Trim. formerly Addinstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €810.  Ren Fund: Weekly €340.  Monthly  €275.  Annual €500.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes.  Amount taken in so far is €4,410. If you still have to

return your box, we would appreciate if you would do so during the coming week. You can hand it in at the Parochial House

between 10am-12.30pm.

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place on Sunday, April 30th .

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Cemetery Extension: Work has begun on the cemetery extension. It has been delayed due to bad weather. We will give

more information in the coming weeks about the progress of the work

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

2023 National Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock: Saturday 22nd Apr from 7pm-10pm. Sun 23rd 10.30am -4.30pm. Poster on

Notice Board with Itinerary for the day and Bus times and contact numbers for anybody interested in travelling on the day.

Vocation Sunday: Next Sunday 30th April is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

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

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

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

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

 towards the students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Vocations: A Conference on Evangelisation and Vocations will be held in Maynooth College on Tuesday next, April 25th .

For information or to register go to www.vocations.ie

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd. Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cornmack at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers

St. Camillus Nursing Centre: Monthly Healing Mass will take place on Thurs next, April 27th at 8pm in St. Camillus

Chapel.  All are Welcome.

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

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

St. Scire C. E Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

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

Drama Group for Adults: Interested? Please come along to St. Patrick’s Hall on Thurs 27th April at 7.30pm. Further

information please contact Rose Donohoe at 087-3038816. or Rosedonohoe@yahoo.ie

Book Festival: Takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall  on Fri 28th Apr, Sat 29th & Sun 30th . We are looking for volunteers for Sat to

help with Books.

Year A                              Second Sunday of Easter. ( Divine Mercy Sunday)                 16th  April, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 15th 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan.  Sun 16th 11.00am Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM   Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 21st 9.30am Philip Quinn.   Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jimmy, Jane & Peggy Reilly.  Jack Ivory.  Kevin & Bridgie Murphy.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Michael Moriarty.  Michael & Mary Mullally & son Michael & DFM.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Sean Newman.  Michael & Esther Cooney.

Offertory:  €1,250.  Good Friday Collection: €620. Easter Offerings: €3,825.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes.  Amount taken in so far is €3,865. If you still have to

return your box, we would appreciate if you would do so during the coming week. You can hand it in at the Parochial House

between 10am-12.30pm.

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

Good Friday Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to the Collection on Good Friday for the Holy Places in Jerusalem.

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

the merciful love of God hat 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)

Oilithreacht na Gaeilge: A pilgrimage to Knock arranged by Cumann na Sagart will take place on Sunday, April 30th .

Ceremonies, including Mass, will take place at 3pm. All the Ceremonies will be in Irish. All are Welcome.

Killulagh Altar Society: Would like to thank all who donated so generously to the collection. Amount was €800.

Cemetery Extension: Work has begun on the cemetery extension. It has been delayed due to bad weather. We will give

more information in the coming weeks about the progress of the work

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

2023 National Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock: Saturday 22nd Apr from 7pm-10pm. Sun 23rd 10.30am -4.30pm. Poster on

Notice Board with Itinerary for the day and Bus times and contact numbers for anybody interested in travelling on the day.

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd. Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cornmack at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Lough Derg: 3 Day Pilgrimages starting 1st June-15th Aug. 1 Day Retreat from 1st May. See www.loughderg.org. Poster on

Notice Board with details and contact numbers

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

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

St. Scire C. E Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Mon next, April 17th at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Drama Group for Adults: Interested? Please come along to St. Patrick’s Hall on Thurs 27th April at 7.30pm. Further

information please contact Rose Donohoe at 087-3038816. or Rosedonohoe@yahoo.ie

Book Festival: Takes place on Fri 28th Apr, Sat 29th & Sun 30th . We are looking for volunteers for Sat to help with Books.

The Struggle of St. Thomas

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

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

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

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

S

Year A                                 Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection of the Lord                   9th April, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

  Sat 8th ( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 9th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.  Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Joseph, Margaret & Patrick Martin.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Harry Daly. Sat 15th 6.30pm Michael Mc Gowan.  Sun 16th 11.00am Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 9th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Mass.

Offertory:  €865.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €245.  Monthly €95.

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

during Lent and Holy Week.

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on Sale Cost €2.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunda4ujc y Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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

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

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

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next.

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 hat 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)

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

21st Meath Pilgrimage to then Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd. Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cornmack at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

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

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

Delvin Camogie Club: Are having a Cake Sale on Easter Sunday Morning between 10am-1pm outside Gaffney’s Pub.

St. Scire C. E Scheme: 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 044-9664931.

 

Reading during the Easter Season

During the Sunday of Easter the first reading is taken , not from the Old Testament, but from the Acts of the

Apostles. Many of the passages are examples of the earliest apostolic preaching, and we see in them how the apostles

themselves used the Scriptures to announce the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. In other passages,

the consequences of  Jesus’s resurrection and its effects in the life of the Christian community are recounted. From

these passages, the homilist has in hand some of his strongest and most basic tools. He sees how the apostles used the

Scriptures to announce the death and resurrection of Jesus, and he does the same, not only in the passage at hand

but in this same style throughout the whole of the liturgical year. He also sees the power of the life of the risen Lord

at work in the first communities, and he declares in faith to his own people that the same power is still at work

among us.

                                                                  Homiletic Directory, 53.

 

Year A                                                       Palm Sunday                                                        2nd April, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 1st 6.30pm Mattie, Dolores & Andy Gaffney.  Micheal Moore. Sun 2nd 11.00am Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM.

 G O’ Brien.  William & Elizabeth Gilmore.  Mon  3rd  9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th No Mass. Thurs 6th

( Holy Thursday) 7.30pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 7th ( Good Friday) 7.30pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 8th

( Holy Saturday) 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 9th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 2nd 9.30am John & Violet Lynch.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 6th ( Holy Thursday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Sun 9th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

Offertory:  €875.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €335.  Monthly €315.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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

blessed.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed next, 5th April at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Ministers of

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

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

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

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

Parochial House.

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

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

 Please follow the card as there are a few changes to times of ceremonies and confessions. Spare Cards in the Churches.

Vocations: Please pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life during Holy Week. Our Holy Thursday Night

Prayer of the Church will be offered for Vocations at the end of Adoration at the Altar of Repose. (10.45pm).

Confessions: Confessions will be available in Delvin after the liturgy on Holy Thursday and Good Friday and at 2pm and

7pm on Holy Saturday. Confessions in Killulagh before Mass on Holy Thursday and at 12noon on Holy Saturday. There will

be confessions in Delvin Church on Monday evening next, at 7.30pm. Visiting priests will attend.

Good Friday Collection: During the Good Friday Liturgy a collection will be taken up for the upkeep of the Holy Places in

Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land. The presence of Christians in the Holy Land has been reducing in recent years.

At present only 2% of the population is Christians. During the Covid pandemic pilgrimages could not travel. Many

Christians work in this sector and lost their livelihood.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Will meet on Tue next, Apr 4th in the Hall at 10.30am. New Members are very welcome.

 

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 actualises the saving power of Christ’s

death and resurrection to the Church.

Year A                                                 Fifth Sunday of Lent                                               26th March, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 25th 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.   Jim & Breda Smith.   Sun 26th 11.00am Carmel & Pat  Gaffney. Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass. Fri 31st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Mattie, Dolores & Andy Gaffney.  Micheal Moore. Sun 2nd 11.00am Jackie & Madeline Branagan & DFM.  G O’ Brien.  William & Elizabeth Gilmore.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 26th 9.30am Thomas Manny. Wed 29th 9.30am Chris & Jenny Downes & DFM.  Sun 2nd 9.30am John & Violet Lynch.

Offertory: St. Patrick’s Day  €745.  Sunday 19th €720.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €305.  Monthly €90.

Summer Time: The clocks go forward this Sat night. Mass on this Sunday will be at Summer Time.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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

blessed.

Chrism Mass: Will take place on Wed 5th April at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Ministers of Holy

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

Killulagh Altar Society: Are holding a Church  Door Collection on Sun 2nd April. All our Altar Linens need to be replaced.

Your support would be much appreciated.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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. If you did not receive a box there are spare boxes in both Churches.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095/

Website: The Website is now up and running and all the bulletins  have been updated. See www.delvinparish.ie

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: We are starting back to meetings after the Covid. Our Meeting will be held on

 Thursday night next, Mar 30th at 8pm in the Parochial House. We are looking for New members to join and pray for an

increase in Vocations.

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

Delvin Handball Club:  Will Re- Launch on Sat next 1st April from 12noon -3pm. 3 Exhibition Games will be played

starting at 12noon. Everyone is Welcome. We would especially like to see past members who played the game and anyone

who is interested in learning about handball. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

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 actualises the saving power of Christ’s

death and resurrection to the Church.

Year A                                                  Fourth Sunday of Lent                                                19th  March, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 18th 6.30pm Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  James & Bridie Branagan.  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 19th 11.00am Cailin Lynch.

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mas. Fri 24th 9.30am

Eileen & Jack Callinan.  Sat 25th 6.30pm Gus O’ Shaughnessy.   Jim & Breda Smith.   Sun 26th 11.00am Carmel Gaffney.

Pat & Kathleen Gaffney.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 19th 9.30am Hugh & Eileen Macken & DFM    Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.   Sun 26th 9.30am

Thomas Manny.

  1. I. P. Bridget Downes. Mullingar. mother of John Downes. Battstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €960.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €440.  Monthly €150.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

Confessions: Will be available on Sat next, Mar 25th before and after Vigil Mass.

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 box there are spare boxes in both Churches.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095/

Website: Due to difficulties with our website it has not been possible to upload the bulletin to the website for the past few

months. These difficulties have been resolved and the bulletin will be available on the website from next week.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on next Thursday Mar 23rd . 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: Our Annual Table Quiz  will  take place on Fri 24th March in Gaffney’s Lounge starting at 8pm.

We appreciate your support on the night.

Feast of St. Joseph: Mon 20th we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. Please devote your Hour of Adoration in honour of His

 Feast on that day in Killulagh. 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 3:55)
  • 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)

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

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

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

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

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

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

Delvin G. A. A. : Just a reminder about Bingo online on Fri 24th Mar starting at 8pm.

 

Year A                                                  Third Sunday of Lent                                                12th  March, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 11th 6.30pm   John & Catherine Clune.  Joseph & Ellen Kane.  Michelle Hickey. Sun 12th 11.00am Bernie Drum.

Mon 13th 9.30am Thomas & May Downes & DFM.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass. 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 17th ( Feast of St. Patrick) 11.00am Owen & Mgt Murtagh & DFM   Sat 18th 6.30pm Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  James & Bridie Branagan.  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 19th 11.00am Cailin Lynch.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 12th 9.30am  Patrick & Teresa Bannon.    Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 17th ( Feast of St. Patrick) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 19th 9.30am Hugh & Eileen Macken & DFM

Offertory:  €725.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €395.  Monthly €120.  Special Collection: €2,730.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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. If you did not receive a box there are spare boxes in both Churches.

Special Collection: Thanks to all who gave so generously to the collection last weekend for the  devasting  earthquake in

Turkey and Syria. The amount collected was €2,730.

Pro-Life: A talk will be given on Tue 14th Mar in Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 7.30pm on Family and Life.

Protecting the vulnerable from threat of legalised Euthanasia.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Gaffney’s Lounge on Mon next Mar 13th at 8pm. Please attend.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Thurs 16th Mar at 8pm  in Gaffney’s Lounge to finalise Table Quiz which will take

 place on Fri 24th March in Gaffney’s Lounge starting at 8pm. We appreciate your support on the night.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Takes place in Delvin on Fri 17th Mar from 2-6pm. All are Welcome.

Feast of St. Joseph: Mon 20th we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. Please devote your Hour of Adoration in honour of His

 Feast on that day in Killulagh.

Knock Pilgrimages:  Are organising a Weekend from Sun 23rd Apr-Wed 26th April. Poster with Itinerary on Notice Board.

Feast of St. Patrick.

Next Fri we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to underestimate 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  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 a 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.

Year A                                                    Second Sunday of Lent                                      5th March, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 4th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Kathleen, Michael & Liam Bray. Sun 5th 11.00am Maggie & Tom Leonard. Annie, Paddy & Tommy Mc Cann.   May Toner.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7.30pm Mass. Thurs 9.30am Mass. Fri 9.30am Mass. Sat 11th 6.30pm   John & Catherine Clune.  Joseph & Ellen Kane.  Michelle Hickey. Sun 12th 11.00am Bernie Drum. 

Killulagh Masses:   Sun 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 12th 9.30am Patrick & Teresa Bannon.

  1. I. P. Marie Bernadette Halpin. Sheepstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €1,015.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €265.  Monthly €120.  Annual: €750.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

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

Evening Mass on Wednesday at 7.30pm.  Mass in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wednesday morning.

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 box there are spare boxes in both Churches.

Special Collection: The Bishops have asked  that a special collection  be taken up in all Dioceses in response to the

 devasting earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Bishop Tom has suggested that the special collection should be taken up at all

Masses this weekend.

Bishop Michael Smith: We congratulate Bishop Michael Smith who celebrates the 60th Anniversary of his priestly

 Ordination on Thursday next, 9th March.

Pro-Life: A talk will be given on Tue 14th Mar in Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 7.30pm on Family and Life.

Protecting the vulnerable from threat of legalised Euthanasia.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Priory Institute: Online Lenten Retreat “Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as stepping stones on our Journey to

Easter” See www.prioryinstitute.com  The Online Retreat is free of charge.

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Next meeting will be on Tue 7th March in the Hall at 10.30am. New members are most welcome.

Delvin GAA: Are launching On-line Bingo on Fri 10th Mar at 8pm, and every 2 weeks thereafter with all proceeds being

used to improve our park facilities. log into clubforce.ie  Total prize money is €1,260. All support will be greatly appreciated.

National Learning Network: QQ1 Level 3 Rehabilitative Training for individuals with Physical challenges. Further

information contact 086-7839078

Pope’s Message for Lent

I would like to propose two “paths” to follow in order to ascend the mountain together with Jesus and, with him, to

attain the goal. The first path has to do with the command that God the Father addresses to the disciples on Mount

Tabor as they contemplate Jesus transfigured. The voice from the cloud says. “Listen to him” (Mt 17:5). The first

proposal, then, is very clear; we need to listen to Jesus. Lent is a time of grace to the extent that we listen to him as he

speaks to us. And how does he speak to us? First, in the word of God, which the Church offers us in the liturgy. May

that word not fall on deaf ears; if we cannot always attend Mass, let us study its daily biblical readings, even with the

help of the internet. In addition to the Scriptures, the Lord speaks to us through our brothers and sisters, especially

in the faces and the stories of those who are in need.                                                Pope Francis.

Year A                                                       First Sunday of Lent                                      26th  February, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 25th 6.30pm  Sinead Barry.  Johnny & Cathy Dunne. Sean Dunne & DFM.  Molly Paris.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Pat, Noeleen & Mary Smith.  Mon 27th 9.30am Rose Gibney & DFM.  Kathleen Gaffney.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday 9.30am  List of the Dead.  7.30pm  Mass.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson.  Kathleen, Michael & Liam Bray. Sun 5th 11.00am Maggie & Tom Leonard. Annie, Paddy & Tommy Mc Cann.   May Toner.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 26th 9.30am Joe Flynn.   Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.    Sun 5th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Anthony Mulligan. U. S. A. brother of Matt Mulligan. Castletown, Delvin. Eimear Gilroy. Athboy.

Offertory:  €790.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €320.  Monthly €120. 

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

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

 guide.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com.  

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

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

Evening Mass on Wednesday at 7.30pm.  Mass in Killulagh will be at 9.30am on Wednesday morning.

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

relieve suffering. Trocaire Boxes are been delivered at the moment. We thank the Collectors who deliver the boxes. If you

did not receive a box there are spare boxes in both Churches.

Special Collection: The Bishops are taking up a special collection in all Dioceses in response to the devasting earthquake in

Turkey and Syria. Bishop Tom has suggested that the special collection should be taken up at all Masses on weekend of 4th –

5th March.

St. Loman’s Special Cemetery: Annual  Mass of Remembrance will be held on Tue 26th  Feb at 3pm in |St. Paul’s Church

Delvin Road, Mullingar in memory of people buried in St. Loman’s Hospital Cemetery from 1907-1970 and to remember

 deceased patients and staff. 

The Catechism in a Year: A Study Group is being formed this month to accompany parishioners through the “ Catechism

 in a Year” podcasts with Fr. Mike Schmitz.  Email navanciy23@gmail.com before 11th February for a zoom link to an

information meeting. For more information contact the Parochial House.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.  

Priory Institute: Online Lenten Retreat “Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as stepping stones on our Journey to

Easter” See www.prioryinstitute.com The Online Retreat is free of charge.

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Pope’s Message for Lent

Lenten penance is a commitment, sustained by grace, to overcoming our lack of faith and our resistance to following

Jesus on the way of the cross. This is precisely what Peter and the other disciples needed to do. To deepen our

knowledge of the Master, to fully understand and embrace the mystery of his salvation, accomplished in total self-

giving inspired by love, we must allow ourselves to be taken aside by him and to detach ourselves from mediocrity

and vanity. We need to set out on the journey, an uphill path that, like a mountain trek, requires effort, sacrifice and

concentration.                                                Pope Francis.

Year A                                           Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                      19th February, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 18th 6.30pm  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll   Sun 19th 11.00am Patrick & Alice Donlon & Son Pat.    Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM  Mon 20th 9.30am Paddy Downes.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd ( Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm Matthew & John Reilly. Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 25th 6.30pm  Sinead Barry.  Johnny & Cathy Dunne. Sean Dunne & DFM.  Molly Paris.  Sun 26th 11.00am  Pat, Noeleen & Mary Smith.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 19th 9.30am Martin Kiernan. Wed 22nd ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Joe Flynn.

Offertory:  €780.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €500.  Monthly €320.  Annual  €1,050.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance. Mass will be on RTE & Radio at 11am

and will include prayers for all who are in treatment for addiction. The Pioneer website www.pioneers.ie carries information

for parishioners who wish to take the Lenten pledge.

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

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

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

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes on 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.

Confirmation: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation for the children of the parish next Friday, Feb 24th in Delvin

Church. It is a special day for the children who will be confirmed and their families. It is also an opportunity for the rest of us

to recall the day of our Confirmation and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit we received. We pray that God will

 renew the grace of confirmation for all our parishioners.

The Catechism in a Year: A Study Group is being formed this month to accompany parishioners through the “ Catechism

 in a Year” podcasts with Fr. Mike Schmitz.  Email navanciy23@gmail.com before 11th February for a zoom link to an

information meeting. For more information contact the Parochial House.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from 21st -25th Sept. Led by Spiritual Director Fr. Seamus Heaney. Cost

€675.pps. Further details and booking contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Priory Institute: Online Lenten Retreat “Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as stepping stones on our Journey to

Easter” See www.prioryinstitute.com The Online Retreat is free of charge.

21st Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack  at

042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

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

Delvin Camogie Club: Are holding their Dinner Dance in Greville Arms Hotel on Sat 25th  Feb starting at 7pm. Tickets

 €45. Contact Linda Kenny 0858008260 for Tickets, or Leavy’s Shop.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend..

 Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Mon next Feb 20th in Gaffney’s Lounge at 8pm.

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

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

 

Year A                                           Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                      12th February, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 11th 6.30pm Ray Mulligan.  Sun 12th 11.00am James Kiernan MM    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  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll

Sun 19th 11.00am Patrick & Alice Donlon & Son Pat.    Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 12th 9.30am Pat Fox    Sun 19th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.  

Offertory:  €1,045.    Candlemas Offerings: €1,290.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

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

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

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

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

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

The Catechism in a Year: A Study Group is being formed this month to accompany parishioners through the “ Catechism

 in a Year” podcasts with Fr. Mike Schmitz.  Email navanciy23@gmail.com before 11th February for a zoom link to an

information meeting. For more information contact the Parochial House.

Priory Institute: Online Lenten Retreat “Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Lent as stepping stones on our Journey to

Easter” See www.prioryinstitute.com The Online Retreat is free of charge.

21st Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac

Cormack at 042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

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

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

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Mon next, Feb 13th at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Delvin Camogie Club: Are holding their Dinner Dance in Greville Arms Hotel on Sat 25th  Feb starting at 7pm. Tickets

 €45. Tickets can be purchased from Linda Kenny 0858008260. Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate with us.

 

Confirmation

Through the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit empowers God’s people to proclaim the Good News of

Jesus  Christ, to live that message, and to continue Jesus’s mission and ministry in the world. Just as the Holy Spirit

descended on Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry  and transformed the fearful disciples at Pentecost, the

Spirit equips every Christian for a life of service and witness. Many Catholics have come to realise that expectant

faith is necessary to receive and experience the full power of the Holy Spirit that is available in confirmation.

Indeed, God does not restrict the experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to the actual time of receiving

this sacrament. Acts 10:47 testifies to this, and so does the experience of many confirmed  Catholics who have been

“baptised in the Holy Spirit” and have thus come to know the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in a new or

fuller way. Nonetheless, Catholics believe and have witnessed that God desires to send the fullness of his Holy Spirit

through confirmation, and that the manifestation  and gifts of the Holy Spirit will be evident when this sacrament is

approached with expectant faith and prayer.

Year A                                             Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                       5th February, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

 Sat 4th 6.30pm Pat Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis.  Patrick & Ailish Farrelly.   Sun 5th 11.00am Carmel Reilly MM

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 Ray Mulligan.  Sun 12th 11.00am James Kiernan MM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 5th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 12th 9.30am Pat Fox

  1. I. P. Very Rev. Michael Sheerin Retired PP Lobinstown. Mary Forde ( nee Monagahan) England. formerly Martinstown,

Delvin. Pat Jennings. Southampton, England. late of Moyleroe. Michael Fitzgerald. Kent, England. late of Clondone, Delvin.

Offertory:  €700.  Ren Fund: Weekly €220. Monthly €30. Annual: €900.

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale Cost €2.

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Vocations: Every call to the Sacred Priesthood occurs when the Lord walks into our lives with His words of invitation.

 “Follow Me.” He is still inviting young men to cast out the nets of faith today. Be a priest that will bring many to Jesus.

 Vocations Director Fr. Tony Gonoude  044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com

Candlemas Offerings: This Sunday 5th is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you

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

Hear our prayer, Oh God, and heal the many illnesses that afflict us in body, mind and soul. Bring comfort to those who

suffer . Bring consolation to those who despair. Bring strength to those of us who walk with the sick. Bring hope to all for

whom the path to healing is long or may not end. Let us never forget your special care for the sick, that they may also know

they are precious and loved. Amen.

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

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

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

21st Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac

Cormack at 042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

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

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

Table Quiz: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall in aid of the Hall next Fri 10th February starting at 8pm.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group:  Resumes back in the Hall on Tue next, Feb 7th at 10.30am. New members are very welcome.  

Confirmation

Through the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit empowers God’s people to proclaim the Good News of

Jesus  Christ, to live that message, and to continue Jesus’s mission and ministry in the world. Just as the Holy Spirit

descended on Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry  and transformed the fearful disciples at Pentecost, the

Spirit equips every Christian for a life of service and witness. Many Catholics have come to realise that expectant

faith is necessary to receive and experience the full power of the Holy Spirit that is available in confirmation.

Indeed, God does not restrict the experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to the actual time of receiving

this sacrament. Acts 10:47 testifies to this, and so does the experience of many confirmed  Catholics who have been

“baptised in the Holy Spirit” and have thus come to know the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in a new or

fuller way. Nonetheless, Catholics believe and have witnessed that God desires to send the fullness of his Holy Spirit

through confirmation, and that the manifestation  and gifts of the Holy Spirit will be evident when this sacrament is

approached with expectant faith and prayer.

Year A                                             Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                       29th  January, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 28th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 29th 11.00am Mass.  Mon 30th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 31st 9.30am Mass.

Wed 1st ( Feast of St. Brigid) 9.30am Mass. Thurs 2nd ( Feast of the Presentation) 9.30am Mass.  Fri 3rd ( Feast of St. Blaise) 9.30am List of the Dead. 7.30pm John & Anna Vaughan & DFM.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Pat Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis.  Patrick & Ailish Farrelly.   Sun 5th 11.00am Carmel Reilly MM

Killulagh Masses: Sun 29th 9.30am  Chris Callaghan.   Matt, Bridget, Mary & Larry Whelehan  & DFM   Sat 4th 10.00am

Willie Dugdale MM  Sun 5th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Brendan Molloy. Navan. former School Principal of Killough N. S.

Offertory:  €800.  Ren Fund: Weekly €305. Monthly €90. Annual: €350. Needs of the Diocese: €1,135.

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale Cost €2.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection for the Needs of the Diocese last weekend.   

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

Sunday Readings: Reflections on the Sunday Readings are being prepared each week. We would like to distribute the

reflections by email. If you would like to receive a copy please forward your email address to info@delvinparish.ie

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ.  More details see

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Celebration for Religious: Each year, the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2nd . To celebrate the contribution of religious to the

Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm

this Sunday, January 29th .The reflection will be given by Sr. Karol O’ Connell of Kylemore Abbey. All are welcome to join

with and support the religious of the Diocese in this celebration.

Vocations: Every call to the Sacred Priesthood occurs when the Lord walks into our lives with His words of invitation. “

Follow Me.” He is still inviting young men to cast out the nets of faith today. Be a priest that will bring many to Jesus.

 Vocations Director Fr. Tony Gonoude  044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com

Feast of St. Brigid: Wednesday 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 Wednesday. They will be blessed during Mass.

Feast of the Presentation: Thursday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. Anybody wishing to have Candles blessed

for use in the home can leave them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Thursday. They will be blessed during Mass.

Today is also World Day of Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise: Friday is the Feast of St. Blaise.

Candlemas Offerings: Sunday 5th is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you

21st Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov 24th –Dec 2nd . Enquires to Fr. Gerry Mac

Cormack at 042-9667314, or Navan Travel at 046-9068600. Cost €2,095.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

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

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

Table Quiz: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall in aid of the Hall on Fri 10th February starting at 8pm.

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 A                                               Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                       22nd  January, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 21st 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Joe & Kitty Bray. Joseph & Laetitia Cullen. 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 Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 29th 11.00am Mass.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 22nd 9.30am  Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent. Sun 29th 9.30am  Chris Callaghan. Matt, Bridget, Mary & Larry Whelehan & DFM

Offertory:  €775.  Ren Fund: Weekly €310. Monthly €110.

Needs of the Diocese: The Second collection will be taken up this Sunday 22nd January.   

Sunday of the Word of God: The purpose of the Sunday of the Word of God is to increase our awareness of the importance

of the Word of God and encourage everybody to read and study the Word of God. We will mark the importance of the Word

of God at Masses this weekend. There is a group in the parish preparing reflections on the readings at Sunday Mass. The

intention is to make these reflections available for parishioners each week. The most convenient way to distribute them is by

 email. In the next few weeks we will invite people who would like to receive them to send us their email address.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 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 this week we join with Christians all

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

St. Francis de Sales: On December 25th the 4th Centenary  of the death of St. Francis de Sales took place. St. Francis is an

important figure in the history of spiritual direction in the Church. He made a special effort to encourage lay people to

develop their spiritual life and grow in holiness. We will have more information available at the weekend . We will have a

short meeting after Mass on Tuesday morning to discuss the contribution of St. Francis.

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ. You are invited to

come along and meet for an information gathering about World Youth Day at Trim Parish Pastoral Centre at 7pm on Fri 27th

January. More details see www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Celebration for Religious: Each year, the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2nd . To celebrate the contribution of religious to the

Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm

on Sunday, January 29th .The reflection will be given by Sr. Karol O’ Connell of Kylemore Abbey. All are welcome to join

with and support the religious of the Diocese in this celebration.

Vocations: In the Gospel this Sunday we see Christ walk into the lives of the fishermen. They had been mending nets, the

tools of their work. At His word, they leave everything to follow Him. Every call to the Sacred Priesthood occurs when the

Lord walks into our lives with His words of invitation. “ Follow Me.” He is still inviting young men to cast out the nets of

faith today. Be a priest that will bring many to Jesus. Vocations Director Fr. Tony Gonoude  044-9373923, or

www.meathvocations.com

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

Catholic Schools Week: 22nd January-29th January. The theme for each day are as follows:

Mon  23rd  Walking Together in Faith. Tues 24th Walking Together in Love. Wed 25th Walking Together to

Celebrate.  Thursday 26th Walking Together to Transform our World. Friday 27th Walking Together in Hope.

Sunday of the Word of God

For this reason, the Church has always venerated the Scriptures as she venerates the Lord’s Body. She never ceases

 to present to the faithful the bread of life, taken from the one table of God’s Word and Christ’s Body. In Sacred

Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word,

but as what it really is, the Word of God. In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his

 children, and talks with them.

                                                                             Catechism of the Catholic Church  103 & 104.

Year A                                                 The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                 15th  January, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 14th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.  William & Catherine Sherlock.  Sun 15th 11.00am Lil & Dick Mullen son Jimmy & baby Patrick.   Dolores & Mattie Gaffney. Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Joe & Kitty Bray. Joseph & Laetitia Cullen.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 15th 9.30am Frank Ivory MM  & DFM Ivory family. Sun 22nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.

  1. I. P. Willie Dugdale. Killulagh. Michael Caffrey. Fore. brother of Marcella Caffrey. Addinstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €1,115.  Funeral Mass. €745. Needs of the Diocese: €1,230. Ren Fund: Weekly €340. Monthly €220.

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people in the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church

 now invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of

others across the world.

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

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the first collection last weekend for the Needs of the Diocese.

Amount collected was €1,230. The Second collection will be taken up on Sunday 22nd January.  The Bishop has asked for a

contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and

support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be

collected by this Parish is €5,500.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 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.

World Youth Day: (1st -6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

Francis , for young Catholics aged (18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ. You are invited to

come along and meet for an information gathering about World Youth Day at Trim Parish Pastoral Centre at 7pm on Fri 27th

January. More details see www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost of Trip €650 approx. To book contact meathyouth@gmail,com. 

Alpha: Special Invitation—Come and See. Online on Zoom starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th January , 2023.  Each

session will have a video presentation and time for discussion in small groups.  Further information email to

bohermeenparish@gmail.com.

Celebration for Religious: Each year, the Church celebrates the contribution of men and women in religious Orders and

congregations to the Church on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2nd . To celebrate the contribution of religious to the

Diocese of Meath , there will be a celebration of Sung Vespers and blessing of Candles in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 4pm

on Sunday, January 29th .The reflection will be given by Sr. Karol O’ Connell of Kylemore Abbey. All are welcome to join

with and support the religious of the Diocese in this celebration.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment, 2023; Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place from 1st Feb-22nd Feb, 2023.

Applications for admission can be made directly to St. Tola’s at 044-9664457 or email office@sttolas.com. St. Ernans 044-

9664539, or email sternansdelvin@gmail.com, St. Patrick’s Crowenstown 044-9664585, email stpats@yahoo.ie

Catholic Schools Week: 22nd January-29th January. There will be more information on the theme for each day next week.

Table Quiz: Will not take place in St. Patrick’s Hall in aid of the Hall on Fri 27th January. It has been rescheduled for Fri

 10th February starting at 8pm.

Sunday of the Word of God.

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 22nd 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 A                                                         The Baptism of the Lord                                   8th  January, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 7th 6.30pm John, Margaret & Babs Moran.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah.   Sun 8th 11.00am  Kyran Smyth.  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  Frank Brady.  William & Catherine Sherlock.  Sun 15th 11.00am Lil & Dick Mullen son Jimmy & baby Patrick.  Dolores & Mattie Gaffney.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 8th 9.30am Marie Farley.  Sun 15th 9.30am Frank Ivory MM  & DFM Ivory family.

  1. I. P. Pope Emeritus Benedict XV1. James Kiernan. Lacora Glen, Delvin. Carmel Reilly. Moyleroe, Delvin.  Vera Mc

Donnell. Mullingar. sister of Rosaleen Anderson. Billistown.

Offertory: €970. Ren Fund:  Weekly €525. Monthly €350.  Annual €950.

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people in the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church

 now invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of

others across the world.

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

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

 Sunday 22nd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,500.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 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.

Retreat For Young Adults: Aged (18-40) on Sat 14th January at Dalgan Park, Navan from 10am -5.30pm. Cost €20.

Further information contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666, or email: youthretreats@gmail.com.

Anam Cara Midlands: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s  monthly  Parent Evening on

 Wed 11th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. For further details call 01-4045378

Alpha: Special Invitation—Come and See. Online on Zoom starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th January , 2023.  Each

session will have a video presentation and time for discussion in small groups.  Further information email to

bohermeenparish@gmail.com.

Table Quiz: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall in aid of the Hall on Fri 27th January starting at 8pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: A very big thank you for everyone’s generosity this year at Our Drive Through Church Gate

Collection. Amount Collected was €3,108. Thanks for your support, we managed to provide local families with €4,340 in

food vouchers and €2,680 in fuel support.  You can still donate via Parochial House or www.svp.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 the name as

ours not because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his

relationship to his Father with us.  

                                                                                      Homiletic Directory. No.137.

 

Important Dates for 2023

22nd February, Ash Wednesday.                      Cemetery Day, Killulagh  6th August,

9th April, Easter Sunday.                                 Cemetery Day, Crowenstown 7th August.

28th May, Pentecost Sunday.                            Cemetery Day, Delvin 12th August.

Church Holy Days

The Epiphany of the Lord. Friday 6th January.                       All Saints, Wednesday 1st November.

St. Patrick’s Day, Friday 17th March.                                      Immaculate Conception, Friday 8th December.

Feast of the Assumption, Tuesday 15th August.                        Christmas Day, Monday 25th December.

Year A                            Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God                         1st January, 2023.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 31st 6.30pm  Bridie Walsh MM.   Sun 1st 11.00am  Pat Smith.  Bill Anderson.  Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 5th 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Peter & Bridget Cooke. Robinstown. Sat 7th 6.30pm John, Margaret & Babs Moran.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah. 

Sun 8th 11.00am  Kyran Smyth.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 1st 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy. Fri 6th (Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am Mass in St. Tola’s National School. Sun 8th 9.30am Marie Farley.

  1. I. P. Frank Ivory.Wales. formerly Martinstown, Delvin. Nancy Walsh. Clontarf, Dublin. formerly Delvin. Marie Farley.

New York. sister of Tommy Doyle. Ballyowen. Tracey Wheeler. England.  daughter of Marie Wheeler (nee Egginton)

Glaxtown.

Chrsitmas Eve Offertory: €1230.  Christmas Day Offertory €1,535. Christmas Offerings: €7,590. 

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people in the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church

 now invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of

others across the world. A working meeting was held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sat 10th December  from 2pm –

5pm.The meeting considered  the working document “ Enlarge the space of your tent”,  in conjunction with our diocesan

and national syntheses.

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

First Holy Communion: First Communion for the children of the parish will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

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 1st January at 10.30am. The

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

World Day of Peace: This Sunday January 1st is World Day of Peace. Please pray for peace throughout the world during

 the coming 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.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Friday 6th January. It is a Holy Day.

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

 Sunday 22nd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,500.

Anam Cara Midlands: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s  monthly  Parent Evening on

 Wed 11th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. For further details call 01-4045378

Alpha: Special Invitation—Come and See. Online on Zoom starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th January , 2023.  Each

session will have a video presentation and time for discussion in small groups.  Further information email to

bohermeenparishgmail.com.

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

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

New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2023. Thanks to everybody for

 their generosity and support in the past year,

 

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 the 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

 

Year A                                         The Nativity Of Our Lord                                    25th  December, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat ( Christmas Eve ) 5.00pm and 7.00pm Mass.  Sun 25th (Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.   Mon 26th 10.00am Thomas & Bridget Brennan.   Bernie Clune.  Tue 27th 10.00am DFM Kearney Family.  Wed 28th 10.00am Larry Murtagh.  Thurs 29th No Mass.  Fri 30th 10.00am Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Sat 31st 6.30pm  Bridie Walsh MM.   Sun 1st 11.00am

Pat Smith.  Bill Anderson.  

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 29th 11.00am Funeral Mass.   Sun 1st 9.30am

Fr. Joseph Troy.

  1. I. P. Frank Ivory. Wales. formerly Martinstown, Delvin.

Offertory: €790.  Ren Fund: Weekly €230.  Monthly €250. 

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people in the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church

 now invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of

others across the world. A working meeting was held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sat 10th December  from 2pm –

5pm.The meeting considered  the working document “ Enlarge the space of your tent”,  in conjunction with our diocesan

and national syntheses.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Isla Rose Hanrahan. Rian David Vincent Smith.  Croia

Annabel Forde.  Jacob William Van Soesbergen.  Ruby Murtagh- Smith. Sadie Grace Davis.  Fergus Diarmuid Kenny. Luke

Monahan.  Katie Bridget Sheerin- Ward.  Fiadh Ellen O’ Shaughnessy.

First Holy Communion: First Communion for the children of the parish will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

Christmas Candles: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

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

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

on Sunday 1st January at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh on Monday next, 26th December.

World Day of Peace: Next Sunday January 1st is World Day of Peace. Please pray for peace throughout the world during

 the coming year.

Anam Cara Midlands: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s  monthly  Parent Evening on

 Wed 11th January at 7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. For further details call 01-4045378

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

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

Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as follows:

Christmas Eve---5.00pm.  7.00pm.

Christmas Day--- Killulagh 9.30am.   Delvin 11.00am

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. 

The Crib

Standing before the Christmas Crib, we are reminded of the time when we were children, eagerly waiting to set it up.

These memories make us all the more conscious of the previous gift received from those who passed on the faith to

  1. At the same time they remind us of our duty to share this same experience with our children and grandchildren.

It does not matter how the nativity scene is arranged; it can always be the same or it can change from year to year .

What matters is that it speaks to our lives. Wherever it is and whatever form it takes, the Christmas crib speaks to

of the love of God, the God who became a child in order to make us know how close he is to every man, woman and

 child…May we open our hearts to this simple grace , so that from our wonderment a humble prayer may arise; a

prayer of thanksgiving to God , who wished to share with us his all, and thus never to leave us alone. 

                                                                                                       Pope Francis.

Year A                                              Fourth Sunday of Advent                                18th December, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 17th 6.30pm  Nancy Neville.   William & Teresa Mc Cormack.  Sun 18th 11.00am Bridie Carolan.  Cathy O’ Sullivan.   Jim Flynn.  Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mary Clancy.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass. Sat ( Christmas Eve ) 5.00pm and 7.00pm Mass.  Sun 25th Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 18th 9.30am  Paddy & Anna Cassidy.  Sun 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Michael Cheevers Ballinlough, Delvin. Frank Ivory. Wales. late of Martinstown, Delvin.

Offertory: €815.  Ren Fund: Weekly €305.  Monthly €130. 

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people in the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church

 now invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of

others across the world. A working meeting was held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sat 10th December  from 2pm –

5pm.The meeting considered  the working document “ Enlarge the space of your tent”,  in conjunction with our diocesan

and national syntheses.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Ethan King.  Theodore King.  Lennon Martin Mc Cann

Regan.  Sunny Prince Ryan.  Bobby Robert Matthew Sheerin.  Liam Holmes.   Sophie Mary O’ Farrell.

First Holy Communion: First Communion for the children of the parish will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

World Youth Day 2023: (1st 6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a massive weeklong event, with Pope

 Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with

others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ. Perhaps it could be a

great Christmas present for your family to support you as  you book your place. Cost €650 approx. All expenses

included. To find out more checkout www.dioceseofmeath.ie.  Meath Diocese WYD.

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Christmas Candles: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

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

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

on Sunday 1st January at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh on Monday 26th December.

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

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

Christmas Confessions: There will be Confessions after 9.30am Morning Mass on Wednesday next, Dec 21st ,Friday 23rd  

7pm-7.30pm, also on Sat (Christmas Eve) from 12-12.30pm, and after 5pm Mass.

Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as follows:

Christmas Eve---5.00pm.  7.00pm.

Christmas Day--- Killulagh 9.30am.   Delvin 11.00am

                                                                           Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit

                                                                           That my thoughts may all be holy.

                                                                           Act in me, O Holy Spirit,

                                                                           That my work, too, may be holy.

                                                                           Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,

                                                                           that I may love but what is holy.

                                                                           Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,

                                                                            to defend all that is holy.

                                                                            Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,

                                                                            that I always may be holy.

                                                                             Amen.                                      St. Augustine.                                   

Year A                                               Third Sunday of Advent                                11th December, 2022.

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CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 10th 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Noel Lynch.  Sun 11th 11.00am  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Bernie Kelly.

Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Patrick & Mgt Farrelly & DFM.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th 6.30pm  Nancy Neville.   William & Teresa Mc Cormack.  Sun 18th 11.00am Bridie Carolan.  Cathy O’ Sullivan.   Jim Flynn. 

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 11th 9.30am  Pala Sheerin & DFM.   Paddy & Betty Kelleghan   Sun 18th 9.30am  Paddy & Anna Cassidy.

Offertory: €775.  Ren Fund: Weekly €330.  Monthly €80. 

Christmas Confessions: There will be an opportunity to go to Confessions this Sat 10th Dec at 6pm before Vigil Mass.

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people ion the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church now

invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of others

across the world. A working meeting will be held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sat 10th December  from 2pm -5pm at

which we will read the working document “ Enlarge the space of your tent”.  In conjunction with our diocesan and

national syntheses. All are welcome to participate but please note that this is a working meeting which requires preparatory

work in advance. Anyone interested in participating must register at meathsynodalpathway@gmail.com.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Wyatt Meaney.  Hannah Tracey Rothwell. Scott Anthony

Rothwell.  Holly Rose Brady. Cillian Lucas.  Coilin Og Danell O’ Griofa.  Meabh Mary- Emily Byrne.   Eabha Jane Guy.

Luke Daniel Bourke. Isla Emma Loughlin.  Nella Urszula Deja.  Dara Trevor Burson.  Tiarnan Mark Clune..

First Holy Communion: First Communion for the children of the parish will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

World Youth Day: Takes place from 1st -6th August, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow www.dioceseofmeath.ie

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

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

Monday 12th December.

Christmas Candles: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

 Support Group for Ukraine: Are urgently appealing for Blankets, Duvets and Winter Coats for Medical Health facilities

in Ukraine. Unwanted goods can be left at Gaffney’s Snack bar.  Contact John at 087-2894647, or Martina at 087-6681583.

NET Team:  The women of the NET Team  have started  a Women’s night on Tuesdays from 7pm- 8.30pm. All young

women over 16 are welcome to join us in Fatima for chats and activities all around supporting each other as women.

Christmas Retreat: Will be held in Dalgan Park, Navan for adults between (18-40) years from 16th -18th December. For

 further information contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666,  or youthretreats@gmail.com.

Anam Cara; Organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on

Wed 14th Dec at 7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Further information contact 01-4045378

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

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

Expectation

It is not surprising, then, as the spirit of anticipation grows through the weeks of Advent, that the third Sunday

takes its name from the first words of the Entrance Song which have for centuries been sung on the day. St. Paul’s

words to the Philippians; “Gaudete-Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice, Indeed, the Lord is near.”  

He has come. He will come again in glory. He comes at Christmas. He comes already now in each Eucharist

celebrated during Advent. “ Indeed the Lord is near.”

                                                                                        Homilitec Directory (95).

Year A                                               Second Sunday of Advent                                 4th December, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 3rd 6.30pm  Nicholas Murtagh MM.  Joe Reilly.  Kevin Bray.  Billy Moran.  Sun 4th 11.00am Frank Carroll MM

Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 7.30pm Vigil Mass. Thursday 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am Anthony & Bridget Mc Cormack & DFM.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Noel Lynch. Sun 11th 11.00am Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Bernie Kelly.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 4th 9.30am Nugent Family. Bracklyn. Thurs 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass in St. Tola’s National School.   Sun 11th 9.30am  Pala Sheerin & DFM.    Paddy & Betty Kelleghan

  1. I. P. Bridie Walsh. Mitchelstown, Delvin. Fr. John Fagan SDB  Castletroy, Limerick.  native of Killallon.

Offertory: €865.  Ren Fund: Weekly €295.  Monthly €60. 

Christmas Confessions: There will be an opportunity to go to Confessions next Sat 10th Dec at 6pm before Vigil Mass.

Synod 2021-2024: During Lent, many people ion the Diocese of Meath took part in synodal conversations. The Church now

invites us to consider how our voices have been heard, and how our voices resonate and/ or diverge with the voices of others

across the world. A working meeting will be held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sat 10th December  from 2pm -5pm at

which we will read the working document “ Enlarge the space of your tent”.  In conjunction with our diocesan and

national syntheses. All are welcome to participate but please note that this is a working meeting which requires preparatory

work in advance. Anyone interested in participating must register at meathsynodalpathway@gmail.com.

First Holy Communion: First Communion for the children of the parish will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

Youth 2000: Christmas Retreat, Dec 9-11th in Newbridge. For further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

World Youth Day: Takes place from 1st -6th August, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow www.dioceseofmeath.ie

Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

 final glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the

salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

 Support Group for Ukraine: Are urgently appealing for Blankets, Duvets and Winter Coats for Medical Health facilities

in Ukraine. Unwanted goods can be left at Gaffney’s Snack bar.  Contact John at 087-2894647, or Martina at 087-6681583.

NET Team:  The women of the NET Team  have started  a Women’s night on Tuesdays from 7pm- 8.30pm. All young

women over 16 are welcome to join us in Fatima for chats and activities all around supporting each other as women.

Christmas Retreat: Will be held in Dalgan Park, Navan for adults between (18-40) years from 16th -18th December. For

 further information contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666,  or youthretreats@gmail.com.

Delvin G. A. A.: A. G. M.  will take place on Sat 10th December in Handball Alley Meeting Room at 8pm.

Anam Cara; Organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on

Wed 14th Dec at 7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Further information contact 01-4045378

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Increasing fuel and electric costs caused by the tragic war in Ukraine has increased pressures

on households so please remember to give what you can this Christmas so we can help people in need in our community with

basics like food and fuel.

Your Donation:

  • Donating in Person: Helps provide food for a family who are struggling.
  • Helps an elderly person to keep warm this winter.
  • Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniforms.

Donating in Person:

  • You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  • Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  • Put your name/ address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 10th Dec.

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 10th Dec 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. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

Year A                                                 First Sunday of Advent                                 27th  November, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 26th 6.30pm Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Dan & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith.  Sun 27th 11.00am Carmel & Eugene Doherty.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Willie, Bridget & Mary Devine. DFM Hogg Family.  Wed 30th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 1st 9.30am Mass. Fri 2nd 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney & DFM.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm  Nicholas Murtagh MM.  Joe Reilly.  Kevin Bray.  Billy Moran. 

Sun 4th 11.00am Frank Carroll MM

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 27th 9.30am  Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.  Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM.

Sun 4th 9.30am Nugent Family. Bracklyn.  

 Offertory: €770. Ren Fund: Weekly €405.  Monthly €120. 

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Youth 2000: Christmas Retreat, Dec 9-11th in Newbridge. For further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion, quoting

the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the salvation

already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby granting us

 what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Online Advent Retreat: The Priory Institute is offering an online retreat. Word Becomes Flesh: An Advent Retreat. “ Oh

that you would tear apart the heavens and come down.” ( Isaiah 64:1) Further information see www.prioryinstitute.com  

 Support Group for Ukraine: Are urgently appealing for Blankets, Duvets and Winter Coats for Medical Health facilities

in Ukraine. Unwanted goods can be left at Gaffney’s Snack bar.  Contact John at 087-2894647, or Martina at 087-6681583.

NET Team: Are having a cup of tea after 11.00am Mass this Sun 27th November in Fatima. Everybody welcome. Starting

on 29th  November the women of the NET Team are going to start hosting a Women’s night on Tuesdays from 7pm- 8.30pm.

All young women over 16 are welcome to join us in Fatima for chats and activities all around supporting each other as

women. We can’t wait to meet you!

Delvin G. A. A.: A. G. M.  will take place on Sat 10th December in Handball Alley Meeting Room at 8pm.

Delvin Camogie Club: Are hosting Delvin Christmas Markets on Sat 3rd Dec in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin from 12 -3pm.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Increasing fuel and electric costs caused by the tragic war in Ukraine has increased pressures

on households so please remember to give what you can this Christmas so we can help people in need in our community with

basics like food and fuel.

Your Donation:

  • Donating in Person: Helps provide food for a family who are struggling.
  • Helps an elderly person to keep warm this winter.
  • Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniforms.

Donating in Person:

  • You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  • Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  • Put your name/ address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive Thru Collection Sat 10th Dec.

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 10th Dec 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. If you need Support and Advice please contact 1800677777.

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 illuminating the long night prior to the rising of the Sun

of justice.

Year C                                                    Feast of Christ the King                                  20th  November, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 19th 6.30pm James, Margaret, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.    John & Frances Fitzpatrick.   Tom, May & Sean Fay.   Sun 20th 11.00am Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown. Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Dan & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith.  Sun 27th 11.00am Carmel & Eugene Doherty.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 20th 9.30am Margaret & Jimmy Carey. Sun 27th 9.30am  Thomas, Margaret & Bridget Carley.  Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM.

  1. I. P. Nicholas Murtagh. Castleview Court, Delvin.

  Offertory: €855. Ren Fund: Weekly €340.  Monthly €195.  Annual  €600.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Canonisation: The beatification and canonisation cause for the Servant of God Fr. Willie Doyle will be formally opened at

 Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar this Sunday Nov 20th at 5pm. Willie Doyle was born on Dalkey, Co.

 Dublin in 1873, and entered the Jesuits in Rahan, Tullabeg, Co. Offaly in the Diocese of Meath in 1891. He served as

Chaplin in the 16th Irish Division of the British Army. Following today’s announcement he is formally known as the Servant

of God, Fr. Willie Doyle SJ.

Youth 2000: Christmas Retreat, Dec 9-11th in Newbridge. For further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday Nov 20th we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To mark the Feast in the parish

we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church from 12nnon -1pm.

World Day of Remembrane for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads this Sun 20th at

our Masses. 

Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion, quoting

the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “ Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Joyful Hope: That the salvation

already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby granting us

 what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Online Advent Retreat: The Priory Institute is offering an online retreat. Word Becomes Flesh: An Advent Retreat. “ Oh

that you would tear apart the heavens and come down.” ( Isaiah 64:1) Further information see www.prioryinstitute.com  

 Support Group for Ukraine: Are urgently appealing for Blankets, Duvets and Winter Coats for Medical Health facilities

in Ukraine. Unwanted goods can be left at Gaffney’s Snack bar.  Contact John at 087-2894647, or Martina at 087-6681583.

NET Team: Are having a cup of tea after 11.00am Mass on Sun 27th November in Fatima. Everybody welcome. Starting on

 29th  November the women of the NET Team are going to start hosting a Women’s night on Tuesdays from 7pm –8.30pm.

All young women over 16 are welcome to join us in Fatima for chats and activities all around supporting each other as

women. We can’t wait to meet you!

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

Delvin G. A. A.: A. G. M.  will take place on Sat 10th December in Handball Alley Meeting Room at 8pm.

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 illuminating the long night prior to the rising of the Sun

of justice.

 

Year C                                         Thirty- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                   13th  November, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 12th 6.30pm Walter Casserly & Grand daughter Niamh.  Sun 13th 11.00am Jane Reilly MM   Mon 14th No Mass.  Tue 15th No Mass.  Wed 16th No Mass.  Thurs 17th No Mass.   Fri 18th 7.30pm Service for the Dead.   Sat 19th 6.30pm James, Margaret, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.    John & Frances Fitzpatrick.   Tom, May & Sean Fay.   Sun 20th 11.00am Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown. Tom & Mary Jane Heffernan.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 13th 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton. Sheila Aughey. Christopher Fenlon.  Mon 14th 9.30am Mass. Tue 15th 9.30am Brendan Mullen & DFM.  Wed 16th 11.00 Funeral Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am  James & Mary Gaffney. Fri 18th 9.30am Mass. Sun 20th 9.30am Margaret & Jimmy Carey.

  1. I. P. Fr. Colm Murtagh. Retired P.P. Kildalkey.   Nicholas Murtagh. Castleview Court, Delvin.

 Offertory: €830. November Offerings: €2,845.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Morning  Mass: Painting work will continue in Delvin Church this week. As a result morning Mass will be in Killulagh

during the week.

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Confirmation: Enrolment for Confirmation will take place at Vigil Mass, next Saturday, Nov 19th .

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

Canonisation: The beatification and canonisation cause for the Servant of God Fr. Willie Doyle will be formally opened at

 Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Nov 20th at 5pm. Willie Doyle was born on Dalkey, Co. Dublin in

1873, and entered the Jesuits in Rahan, Tullabeg, Co. Offaly in the Diocese of Meath in 1891. He served as Chaplin in the

16th Irish Division of the British Army. Following today’s announcement he is formally known as the Servant of God, Fr.

 Willie Doyle SJ.

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Mass for Vocations on Fri 18th Nov at 7.30pm in Holy Family Church, Drogheda. Celebrated

by Fr. Stephen Donnelly. Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Meath will preach on the example of St.

 Peter and Paul for the Priesthood today. If you are still in School or College you are most welcome to attend.

Youth 2000: Leinster Regional Retreat, Nov 11-13th in Drogheda.  Christmas Retreat, Dec 9-11th in Newbridge. For further

information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place on Fri 18th Nov at 7.30pm. All are welcome,

especially families and relatives of those who died during the past year.

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday Nov 20th we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. To mark the Feast in the parish

we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church from 12nnon -1pm.

World Day of Remembrane for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads next Sun 20th at

our Masses. 

Online Advent Retreat: The Priory Institute is offering an online retreat. Word Becomes Flesh: An Advent Retreat. “ Oh

that you would tear apart the heavens and come down.” ( Isaiah 64:1) Further information see www.prioryinstitute.com

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

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

 Support Group for Ukraine: Are urgently appealing for Blankets, Duvets and Winter Coats for Medical Health facilities

in Ukraine. Temperatures will fall to -20, those remaining in Ukraine will need your help. Unwanted goods can be left at

Gaffney’s Snack bar in the coming weeks. Contact John at 087-2894647, or Martina at 087-6681583.

NET Ministries Team: At present the team help to run our Youth Group on Thursday and Friday nights. The group is open

to all young people from 1st Year Post Primary Schools upwards. They also assist with the preparation of 6th class for

confirmation. They are available to support young people and families in anyway. Contact 083-0271441

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday next Nov 14th at 8pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

 

 

 

Year C                                         Thirty- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                    6th November, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 5th 6.30pm Pat Lynch.  Sun 6th 11.00am Dermot Kenny. Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30pm Walter Casserly & Grand daughter Niamh.  Sun 13th 11.00am Jane Reilly MM   

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 6th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully. Sun 13th 9.30am

 Thomas & Kathleen Clinton.  Sheila Auighey.

  1. I. P. Frank ( Marius) Carroll. Stonestown, Delvin. Phyllis Finglass. Bermingham, late of Clondone, Delvin.

Offertory: €570. 1st Nov. €260.  Ren Fund: Weekly €295.  Monthly  €255.  Annual €1,050.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Confirmation: Sessions for parents will take place via Zoom, beginning on Wed next, at 7.30pm. A link will be sent

through the school. Enrolment for Confirmation will take place at Vigil Mass, next Saturday, Nov 12th .

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st – 8th .

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

Pledge for November: Many people offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction

problem. Parishioners who wish to take a short-term Pioneer pledge during the month of the Holy Souls are invited to visit

www.pioneers.ie/pray.

Canonisation: The beatification and canonisation cause for the Servant of God Fr. Willie Doyle will be formally opened at

 Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Nov 20th at 5pm. Willie Doyle was born on Dalkey, Co. Dublin in

1873, and entered the Jesuits in Rahan, Tullabeg, Co. Offaly in the Diocese of Meath in 1891. He served as Chaplin in the

16th Irish Division of the British Army. Following today’s announcement he is formally known as the Servant of God, Fr.

 Willie Doyle SJ.

Youth 2000: Leinster Regional Retreat, Nov 11-13th in Drogheda.  Christmas Retreat, Dec 9-11th in Newbridge. For further

information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place on Fri 18th Nov at 7.30pm. All are welcome,

especially families and relatives of those who died during the past year.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: At present the team help to run our Youth Group on Thursday and Friday nights. The group is open

to all young people from 1st Year Post Primary Schools upwards. They also assist with the preparation of 6th class for

confirmation. They are available to support young people and families in anyway. Contact 083-0271441

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s first monthly Parent Evening on Wed 9th Nov at

7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Further info call 01-4045378.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 13th November commencing at 12noon. The

 Walk is organised by Gerry &  Philomens Cooke & Family. Proceeds on the day going to Delvin Hospice.

The meaning of Christian Death

Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning: “for to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”.(Phil 1:21)

 “The saying is sure if we have died with him, we will also live with him”.( 2 Tim 2:11) What is essentially new

 about Christian death is this: through Baptism, the Christian has already “died with Christ” sacramentally, in order

 to live a new life, and if we die in Christ’s grace, physical death completes this “dying with Christ” and so completes

 our incorporation into him in his redeeming act.

                                                                                Catechism of the Catholic Church. (1010).

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Year C                                         Thirty- First Sunday in Ordinary Time                     30th  October, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 29th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.  Sun 30th 11.00am Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.  Mon 31st 7.30pm John Dargan & Pat O’ Looney.  Tue 1st  ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am Gretta Mc Donnell.  Gerard Murray. Billistown House.  Wed 2nd ( Feast of all Souls)  Annabel Loughlin.  New List of the  Dead   Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th ( First Friday) 9.30am New List of the Dead  Sat 5th 6.30pm Pat Lynch.  Sun 6th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.

 

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 30th 9.30am Elizabeth, Tommy & Matt Poynton.  Tue 1st ( Feast of All Saints) 9.30am Mass. Wed 2nd ( Feast of All Souls) 7.30pm New List of the Dead.  Sun 6th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully.

  Offertory: (Mission Sunday) €1,155.   Ren Fund:  Weekly €460.  Monthly  €190.   

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Saturday night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

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

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

Mission Sunday: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Offertory Collection last weekend for the Missions.

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: 40 Hours of Adoration from Mon 31st October-Fri 4th Nov starting at 1pm -9pm daily.

 Themes: Family Life, Our Dead, Forgiveness, Healing and Family Tree. All Welcome. Enquires 087-2539725

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 Wed 2nd 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 obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st – Nov 8th .

November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Pledge for November: Many people offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction

problem. Parishioners who wish to take a short-term Pioneer pledge during the month of the Holy Souls are invited to visit

www.pioneers.ie/pray.

Canonisation: The beatification and canonisation cause for the Servant of God Fr. Willie Doyle will be formally opened at

 Vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on Nov 20th at 5pm. Willie Doyle was born on Dalkey, Co. Dublin in

1873, and entered the Jesuits in Rahan, Tullabeg, Co. Offaly in the Diocese of Meath in 1891. He served as Chaplin in the

16th Irish Division of the British Army. Following today’s announcement he is formally known as the Servant of God, Fr.

 Willie Doyle SJ.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: At present the team help to run our Youth Group on Thursday and Friday nights. The group is open

to all young people from 1st Year Post Primary Schools upwards. The also assist with the preparation of 6th class for

confirmation. They are available to support young people and families in anyway. Contact 083-0271441

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding it’s first monthly Parent Evening on Wed 9th Nov at

7.15pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Further info call 01-4045378.

Meals- on –Wheels: Are looking for volunteers/ drivers who can spare 45 minutes once a week  to do Meals on Wheels.

Please contact Tricia Mc Grath on 087-4124857.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 13th November commencing at 12noon. The

 Walk is organised by Gerry & Philomens Cooke & Family. Proceeds on the day are going to Delvin Hospice.

Year C                                                         World Mission Sunday                                   23rd October, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons. Ruth Lynch ( Barry).  Sun 23rd 11.00am   Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM.  George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith. Mon 24th 9.30am DFM Mc Dermott Family.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass. 

Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 29th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh. 

Sun 30th 11.00am Andrew Geoghegan.

Killulagh Masses:  Sun 23rd 9.30am  Joe Callan.   Sun 30th 9.30am Elizabeth, Tommy & Matt Poynton.

  1. I. P. Tilly Finglass. late of Clondone who died in Bermingham, England.

  Offertory:  €815.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €175.  Monthly  €80.  Annual €1,260.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

World Mission Sunday: This Sunday is Mission Sunday. The collection this weekend will go to the missions. It is a

 crucial lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health

 centres, parish halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: 40 Hours of Adoration from Mon 31st October-Fri 4th Nov starting at 1pm -9pm daily.

 Themes: Family Life, Our Dead, Forgiveness, Healing and Family Tree. All Welcome. Enquires 087-2539725

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 Wed 2nd November.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

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

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

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

Meals- on –Wheels: Are looking for volunteers/ drivers who can spare 45 minutes once a week  to do Meals on Wheels.

Please contact Tricia Mc Grath on 087-4124857.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up for the presentation on Wed last. A cheque of €38,000 was handed

 over to Mr. John Shaw. A big thank you to all who fundraised from the Parish and surrounding Parishes. As always we

 appreciate the  good work  that is done throughout the year for the Hospice.

Message for Mission Sunday.

The apostles are the first to tell us this; they remembered even the day and the hour when hey first met him. It was

about the tenth hour (Jn 1:39). Experiencing the Lord’s friendship, watching him cure the sick, dine with sinners,

feed the hungry, draw near to the outcast, touch the unclean, identify with the needy, propose the Beatitudes and

teach in a new and authoritative way, left an indelible mark on them, awakening amazement, expansive joy, and a

profound sense of gratitude. The prophet Jeremiah describes this experience as one of a consuming awareness of the

Lord’s active presence in our heart, impelling us to mission, regardless of the sacrifices and misunderstandings it

may entail (cf 20:7-9). Love is always on the move, and inspires us to share a wonderful and hope-filled message: We

have found the Messiah (Jn 1:41). On World Mission Day, which we celebrate each year on the penultimate Sunday

 of October, we recall with gratitude all those men and women who by their testimony of life help us to renew our

baptismal commitment to be generous and joyful apostles of the Gospel. Let us remember especially all those who

resolutely set out, leaving home and family behind, to bring the Gospel to all those places and people  athirst for its

saving message.                                            Pope Francis.

Year C                                      Twenty- Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                  16th  October, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 15th 6.30pm James, Joan, Walter, Bernie & Nora Carroll.  Christopher Kelly.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM  Sun 16th 11.00am  Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore. Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am May & Thomas Downes, son Paddy & DFM. Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom, Cora & Caroline Timmons. Ruth Lynch ( Barry).  Sun 23rd 11.00am   Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM.  George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 16th 9.30am Mark, Roseanne & Peter Kelleghan.  Tony Larkin.  Willie & Peggy Murtagh.

Sun 23rd 9.30am  Joe Callan.   

  1. I. P. Jane Reilly. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

  Offertory:  €720.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €330.  Monthly  €80.  Annual €500.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

World Mission Sunday: Takes place next Sunday 23rd October. On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing

church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial

lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centres, parish

 halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

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

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

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 19th October in Gaffney’s Lounge at

8.30pm. There will also be an Information Night as well. Please come along and feel free to ask any questions regarding the

 Hospice and Pallative  Homecare.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising  a Sit Down Concert in the Hall on Thursday 20th October starting at 8pm. Music

by Matt Leavy and Eddie Quinn. Adm €10. Tickets available at Leavy’s Shop, or contact Michael at 087-2879581

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 15th 6.30pm James, Joan, Walter, Bernie & Nora Carroll.  Christopher Kelly.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM  Sun 16th 11.00am  Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore. Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am May & Thomas Downes, son Paddy & DFM. Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tommy, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Ruth Lynch ( Barry).  Sun 23rd 11.00am   Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM.  George & Eva Hamilton.  Martin Smith.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 16th 9.30am Mark, Roseanne & Peter Kelleghan.  Tony Larkin.  Willie & Peggy Murtagh.

Sun 23rd 9.30am  Joe Callan.   

  1. I. P. Jane Reilly. Ballyhealy, Delvin.

  Offertory:  €720.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €330.  Monthly  €80.  Annual €500.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

World Mission Sunday: Takes place next Sunday 23rd October. On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing

church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial

lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centres, parish

 halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next  4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: 40 Hours Adoration from Monday 31st October –Fri 4th November starting at 1pm -9pm

daily. Themes: Family Life, Our Dead, Forgiveness, Healing & Family Tree, All Welcome. Enquires 087-2539725.

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

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

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon next Oct 17th at 8.30pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 19th October in Gaffney’s Lounge at

8.30pm. There will also be an Information Night as well. Please come along and feel free to ask any questions regarding the

 Hospice and Palliative  Homecare.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising  a Sit Down Concert in the Hall on Thursday 20th October starting at 8pm. Music

by Matt Leavy and Eddie Quinn. Adm €10. Tickets available at Leavy’s Shop, or contact Michael at 087-2879581

Sunday Gospels from St. Luke

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

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

 (5th Sun) to Zacchaeus (31st Sun) become aware of their need for forgiveness and for God’s great mercy There are

 also warnings for those who do not show mercy: maledictions as well as beatitudes (6th Sunday), the rich fool (18th

Sun), and the rich man and Lazarus (26th Sun). Written for Gentiles, Like’s Gospel underscores how God’s mercy

 reaches beyond his chosen people to embrace those who were formerly excluded. This theme appears often on

these Sundays , and is a warning for us as we gather to celebrate the Eucharist: we have received the bountiful mercy

 of Christ, and there can be no frontiers to the mercy we share with others.

                                                                                                                         Homiletic Directory (145).

Year C                                      Twenty- Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   9th  October, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 8th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 9th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.  Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm James, Joan, Walter, Bernie & Nora Carroll.  Christopher Kelly.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM  Sun 16th 11.00am  Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.

Killulagh Masses: Sun 9th 9.30am John Monaghan.  Sun 16th 9.30am Mark, Roseanne & Peter Kelleghan.  Tony Larkin.  Willie & Peggy Murtagh.

  1. I. P. Noel Burke. Wicklow. formerly Delvin.  brother of Ollie and Sean Burke. Delvin.

  Offertory:  €785.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €300.  Monthly  €590.  Annual €1,600.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Led by Most Rev. Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath will take place from March 6th

-14th, 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046-9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office at 042 9667314.

Safeguarding Awareness Day: This Sunday 9th October is Safeguarding Awareness Day. Our safeguarding  children team

 is made up of Olive Power, Michael Murphy and Fr. Seamus Heaney. We work  to ensure a positive experience for children

taking part in parish activities. We have a safeguarding policy which is available from the parish office, and we have various

procedures which some of you may be familiar with. These include codes of behaviours for the children and the adults

involved in parish activities, consent forms which parents sign before children participate in activities, adequate supervision

and good recruitment practices. The parish representatives, together with Fr. Seamus Heaney have been invited to updated

training in this work this autumn. We would like to acknowledge the children and young people who take part in our parish

activities and hope they will continue to be part of our parish life. Thanks also to the volunteers and to the parents. Your

enthusiasm, care and welcoming manner play a huge part in ensuring that children and young people have a positive

experience in our parish.

Carlo Acutis: We celebrate Carlo Acutis Feast Day on Wed next, Oct 12th . He was a Catholic Italian teenager (age 15) who

 died in 2006 and was beatified in 2020. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, has

been the subject of interest around the world. Pope Francis referred to Carlo as a model of holiness in a digital age. Carlo’s

life should teach today’s young people how to properly use and enjoy technology, including the internet and social media.

World Mission Sunday: Takes place on Sunday 23rd October. On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing

church throughout Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial

lifeline in over 1100 young dioceses and provides assistance to communities for them to build schools, health centres, parish

 halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

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

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

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 19th October in Gaffney’s Lounge at

8.30pm. There will also be an Information Night as well. Please come along and feel free to ask any questions regarding the

 Hospice and Pallative  Homecare.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising  a Sit Down Concert in the Hall on Thursday 20th October starting at 8pm. Music

by Matt Leavy and Eddie Quinn. Adm €10. Tickets available at Leavy’s Shop, or contact Michael at 087-2879581

Athboy Community School: Open Night for Sixth Class Pupils and their parents/guardians will be held on Thursday 13th

October from 6.30pm -9pm. Completed Applications Forms to be returned before Fri 4th November, 2022.

Year C                                      Twenty- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   2nd October, 2022.

 CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 1st Oct 6.30pm Thomas Dargan.  Sun 2nd 11.00am  Dan & Sheila Brennan.  Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Michael Cooney.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 6th No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sat 8th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 9th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly. 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 2nd  Oct 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Sun 9th 9.30am John Monaghan.

 Offertory:  €740.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €290.  Monthly  €290.  Annual €1,005.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each

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

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation will take place in Delvin on Friday, February 24th , 2023 at 3pm. Please

pray for the young people who are preparing for Confirmation and for their families.

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, 2022: ‘Caring for the Older Person’.  Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland,

Scotland, England and Wales.  It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every

stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on this Sunday 2nd October on the theme

‘Caring for the Older Person’. We invite people to think again about the value and worth of older persons in families and in

society, and to make practical choices to build bridges between the generations. We call for people and parishes to devote

 quality time, energy and creativity in caring for the older persons in our communities. We invite engagement in political

debate on providing adequately resourced care of older persons so that no-one feels like a burden in our society. Saint

Joachim and Saint Anne---Pray for us! To read the pastoral message for Day for Life in full, visit www.councilforlife.ie

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

Renovation Fund: The new Year will begin this Sunday 2nd October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current

year are asked to do so. New Boxes are been delivered at present. If you are new to the Parish and would like to subscribe

please contact the Parochial House. We sincerely thank the Collectors in the parish for delivering the Boxes and Offering

 Envelopes throughout the Year.

Delvin Adult Education Group: Resumes on Tuesday 4th October at 10.30am to 12.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.  All

members please attend and new members most welcome.

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

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

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who supported Our Annual Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a great success.

Knowing Jesus

It is possible to have an “impersonal” knowledge of the “person” of Christ. A contradiction and a paradox, alas, that

 is all too common! Why impersonal?  Because this knowledge leaves you neutral as regards the person of Christ,

while the knowledge that Paul had made him consider everything else as loss, as rubbish, and filled his heart with an

irresstible yearning to be with Christ, to divest himself of everything, even of the body, to be with Him.  Entering into

a personal relationship with Jesus is not like entering into a relationship with anyone you may run into. To be a

“true” relationship, it has to lead to recognition and acceptance of Jesus for what He is, that is to say, Lord.

                                                                                                           Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa-Papal Preacher-.

Year C                                      Twenty- Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                   25th September, 2022.

 CHUT+RCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES

Sat 24th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Ezra Mainwaring.  Sun 25th 11.00am James & Patricia Dolan.  Mon 26th No Mass.  Tue 27th No Mass.  Wed 28th No Mass.  Thurs 29th No Mass.  Fri 30th No Mass.  Sat 1st Oct 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 2nd 11.00am

Dan & Sheila Brennan.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie  O’ Farrell & DFM.    Ann Kiernan.   Sun 2nd  Oct 9.30am

Stan Smyth.  

  1. I. P. Peggy Rooney. Connecticut, U. S. A. sister of Tommy Doyle. Ballyowen, Delvin.

 Offertory:  €780.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €365.  Monthly  €145.  Annual €800.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

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

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

The Synodal Times: This is a newspaper published by the Irish Catholic. It reflects on the Synodal process to date and the

next stages of the process. There are articles about what is happening in other countries. Copies are available in the porches.

Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees: Today is a Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place next week from Mon 26th –Fri 30th Sept. It is led by Spiritual Director.

Fr. Seamus Heaney. P. P.  We pray for all who are  traveling  from the parish, especially the sick..

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation will take place in Delvin on Friday, February 24th , 2023 at 3pm. Please

pray for the young people who are preparing for Confirmation and for their families.

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.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish   We have arranged accommodation for

the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know. The team will be working with young

people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end this weekend,  September 25th . The new year will

 begin on Sunday 2nd October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes are

been delivered at present. If you are new to the Parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

Delvin Friendship Club: Are back in the Hall after the Summer break on Thursday next, Sept 29th starting at 11am.

Delvin Adult Education Group: Resumes on Tuesday 4th October at 10.30am to 12.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.  All

members please attend and new members most welcome.

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

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

The Beauty of the Truth of the Christian Celebration.

But we must be careful: for the antidote of the liturgy to be effective, we are required every day to rediscover the

 beauty of the truth of the Christian celebration. I refer once again to the theological sense, so beautifully described

 by the Vatican Council  the liturgy is the priesthood of Christ, revealed to us and given in his Paschal Mystery,

rendered present and active by means of signs addressed to the senses ( water, oil, bread, wine, gestures, words), so

that the Spirit, plunging us into the Paschal Mystery, might transform every dimension of our life, conforming us

 more and more to Christ.

                                            Pope Francis -- Apostolic Letter on the Liturgical Formation of the People of God. ( 21).

     Year C                               Twenty- Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                 18th September, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

 Sat 17th 6.30pm Nora & Denis Mc Garry.  Sun 18th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray. Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Ezra Mainwaring.  Sun 25th 11.00am James & Patricia Dolan.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 18th 9.30am  Peggy Newman MM  Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell & DFM.  Ann Kiernan.

 Offertory:  €945.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €295.  Monthly  €170.  Annual €150.

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

The Synodal Times: This is a newspaper published by the Irish Catholic. It reflects on the Synodal process to date and the

next stages of the process. There are articles about what is happening in other countries. Copies are available in the porches.

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

Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Confirmation: The celebration of Confirmation will take place in Delvin on Friday, February 24th , 2023 at 3pm. Please

pray for the young people who are preparing for Confirmation and for their families.

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

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

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has begun work in the Parish They are inviting parishioners to

refreshments in Fatima after 11 o’ clock  Mass this Sunday.  

We have arranged accommodation for the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know.

The team will be working with young people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 25th . The new year will begin on

Sunday 2nd 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.

Priory Institute: Priory Institute provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght.

Register before September 13th . Further details go to prioryinstitute.com.  

Dromantine Retreat: Saturday Workshop on Understanding Suicide will take place on Sat 24th Sept. Cost €45.  Further

details contact Jacinta or Louisa at  028 30881704

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Committee Meeting on Mon 19th  at 8.30pm in the Hall. Our Annual  Coffee Morning will be

 on Friday 23rd Sept in the Hall from  9.30am-1pm. We are also having a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day. We would

appreciate if the Ladies would do some Baking.  As always we appreciate your support.

Delvin Adult Education Group: Resumes on Tuesday 4th October at 10.30am to 12.30pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall.  All

members please attend and new members most welcome.

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

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

Delvin Vintage Tractor Run:  Thanks to the huge number of Vintage and Modern Tractors who turned up for the Run last

 Sunday. It was a great success on the day. The proceeds from the Tractor Run will be going towards the Cemetery Extension

 which will be starting soon.

Gospel Reflection

Very often we are blind to the riches and resources that we have at our disposal, the gifts God has given us and

expects us to use . But most of all we can be blind to the presence of God within us. To look within is to see the beauty

 of what God has created, and to become aware of his presence. We are called to use what is within us, to be astute

like the dishonest steward—for the glory of God—and in doing so to discover God.

                                                                                         Glenstal Sunday Missial.

     Year C                               Twenty- Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                 11th September, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 10th 6.30pm  Ellen Kane & DFM.  Jimmy Branagan.  Sun 11th 11.00am Terry Grassick MM   Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th 6.30pm

Nora & Denis Mc Garry.  Sun 18th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray.

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 11th 9.30am Finbarr O’ Farrell.  Sun 18th 9.30am  Peggy Newman MM

  1. I. P. Nancy Higgins. Castlepollard. sister of Therese Smyth. Killough, Delvin. Kathleen Bunny. Mullingar. mother of

Samantha Scally. Rickardstown.

Offertory:  €875.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €305.  Monthly  €120. 

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

The Synodal Times: This is a newspaper published by the Irish Catholic. It reflects on the Synodal process to date and the

next stages of the process. There are articles about what is happening in other countries. Copies are available in the porches.

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

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

Ukraine: Wednesday next ( September 14th ) is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. It is a day of Prayer for the people of

 Ukraine and for peace in their country. A message has been issued by Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski for the occasion.

Copies of the message are available in the porches.    

St. Finnian’s Day at Clonard: Saturday 17th Sept, 10.30am -4pm in St. Finnian’s Church, Clonard. Inspirational Talks,

 Pilgrim Walk to site of St. Finnian monastery. Speakers:  Dr. Padraig O’ Riain, Dr. Holger C. Lonze. 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on  Monday 12th . We pray for

all pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by  Bishop Tom Deenihan.

March for Life: Will take place in Dublin on Sat , Sept 17th at 2.30pm. ( Marching from Newman University Church side of

St. Stephen’s Green to Leinster House). Please take part and help to protect the life of the unborn.

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team has arrived and will introduce themselves at Masses at the weekend.

We have arranged accommodation for the next 4/5 weeks. If anybody can provide accommodation later please let us know.

The team will be working with young people in the parish during the coming year. Please support their work by your prayers.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 25th . The new year will begin on

Sunday 2nd 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.

Priory Institute: Priory Institute provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght.

Register before September 13th . Further details go to prioryinstitute.com.  

Alpha Course: Following on from the Synod meetings in Kinnegad, an Alpha Course will be held in the Greville Arms

 Hotel from 8th Sept for 11 weeks, from 7.30pm -9pm.

Dromantine Retreat: Saturday Workshop on Understanding Suicide will take place on Sat 24th Sept. Cost €45.  Further

details contact Jacinta or Louisa at  028 30881704

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Are holding their Annual Coffee Morning on Friday 23rd Sept in the Hall from  9.30am-1pm.

We are also having a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day. We would appreciate if the Ladies would do some Baking.

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

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

Delvin Vintage Tractor Run: Delvin Vintage Club are organising a Tractor Run this Sunday 11th September. Registration

 commences at 10.30am in the Salesyard. Proceeds from the Run will go towards the Cemetery Extension. Works will

commence soon.   We hope you all will support the Tractor Run on the day, and as always we appreciate your support.

     Year C                               Twenty- Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                     4th September, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Anne Vaughan MM.  Sun 4th 11.00am Ann Bray MM   Mon 5th 9.30am  Paddy & Bridie Brennan.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm  Ellen Kane & DFM.  Jimmy Branagan.  Sun 11th 11.00am Terry Grassick MM

 

Killulagh Masses: Sun 4th 9.30am  Tom & Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony.   Dolores Mc Cormack.    Sun 11th 9.30am

Finbarr O’ Farrell.

  1. I. P. Christine Wall. Urlingford. mother of Eileen Lynch. Ballyhealy Rd, Delvin.

Offertory:  €930.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €310.  Monthly  €80. 

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

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

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

A meeting to discuss the report from meetings throughout the Diocese during Lent will be held in Fatima on Tuesday next at

8pm. Those who attended meetings in Castlepollard and others who are interested are invited to attend.

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -9pm. New members are very welcome.

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

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

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

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

Delvin Choir: The Choir resumes this Sunday, Sept 4th at 11 o’ clock Mass. New Members welcome.

St. Finnian’s Day at Clonard: Sunday 18th Sept, 10.30am -4pm in St. Finnian’s Church, Clonard. Inspirational Talks,

 Pilgrim Walk to site of St. Finnian monastery. Speakers:  Dr. Padraig O’ Riain, Dr. Holger C. Lonze. 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes next  Monday 12th . We pray for

all pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by  Bishop Tom Deenihan.

March for Life: Will take place in Dublin on Sat , Sept 17th at 2.30pm. ( Marching from Newman University Church side of

St. Stephen’s Green to Leinster House). Please take part and help to protect the life of the unborn.

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team will be coming to the parish in September. We have a difficulty

 finding accommodation for them. If anybody can provide a room for two or three people for a few weeks please let us know.

Contact Laura O’ Neill (086 3642363) or the Parochial House.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 25th . The new year will begin on

Sunday 2nd 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.

Priory Institute: Priory Institute provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght.

Register before September 13th . Further details go to prioryinstitute.com.  

Alpha Course: Following on from the Synod meetings in Kinnegad, an Alpha Course will be held in the Greville Arms

 Hotel from 8th Sept for 11 weeks, from 7.30pm -9pm.

Dromantine Retreat: Saturday Workshop on Understanding Suicide will take place on Sat 24th Sept. Cost €45.  Further

details contact Jacinta or Louisa at  028 30881704

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Mon 5th September at 8.30pm in Gaffney’s Lounge.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Are holding their Annual Coffee Morning on Friday 23rd Sept in the Hall from  9.30am-1pm.

We are also having a Cake Sale and Raffle on the day. We would appreciate if the Ladies would do some Baking.

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

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

Delvin Vintage Tractor Run: Delvin Vintage Club are organising a Tractor Run next Sunday 11th September. Registration

 commences at 10.30am in the Salesyard. Proceeds from the Run will go towards the Cemetery Extension. Works will

commence soon.   We hope you all will support the Tractor Run on the day, and as always we appreciate your support.

     Year C                               Twenty- Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                     28th  August, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 27th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 28th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.  John Comaskey.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am  Patricia Byrne.  Claire O’ Connor.   Wed 31st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 1st Sept 9.30am Mass.  Fri 2nd 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Anne Vaughan MM.  Sun 4th 11.00am Ann Bray MM

Killulagh: Sun 28th 9.30am Martin Smith.  Sun 4th 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent & son Tony.  Dolores Mc Cormack.

  1. I. P. Noel Kelleghan. Rathwire. brother of Maureen Darby. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

 Offertory:  €810.  Ren Fund:  Weekly €650.  Monthly  €275. 

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

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

 www.dioceseofmeath.ie . Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed

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

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

We plan to arrange a meeting for all those that attended the meetings in Castlepollard to discuss the Synthesis (summary) of

the discussions in the Diocese.

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

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

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).

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -10pm. New members are very welcome.

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

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

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

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

Delvin Choir: The Choir resumes on Sept 4th at 11 o’ clock Mass. New Members welcome.

St. Finnian’s Day at Clonard: Sunday 17th Sept, 10.30am -4pm in St. Finnian’s Church, Clonard. Inspirational Talks,

 Pilgrim Walk to site of St. Finnian monastery. Speakers:  Dr. Padraig O’ Riain, Dr. Holger C. Lonze. 

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

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

March for Life: Will take place in Dublin on Sat , Sept 17th at 2.30pm. ( Marching from Newman University Church side of

St. Stephen’s Green to Leinster House). Please take part and help to protect the life of the unborn.

NET Ministries Team: A new NET Ministries Team will be coming to the parish in September. We have a difficulty

 finding accommodation for them. If anybody can provide a room for two or three people for a few weeks please let us know.

Contact Laura O’ Neill (086 3642363) or the Parochial House.

Priory Institute: Priory Institute provides online Theology Courses to degree level. Attend Saturday Lectures in Tallaght.

Register before September 13th . Further details go to prioryinstitute.com.  

Alpha Course: Following on from the Synod meetings in Kinnegad, an Alpha Course will be held in the Greville Arms

 Hotel from 8th Sept for 11 weeks, from 7.30pm -9pm.

Dromantine Retreat: Saturday Workshop on Understanding Suicide will take place on Sat 24th Sept. Cost €45.

Schools: Will be re-opening this week.  St. Tola’s N. S will re-open on Tue 30th August.  St. Ernan’s, Delvin  and St.

Patrick’s Crowenstown will re-open on Thursday 1st September. St. Mary’s Special School, Southill on Wednesday 31st

August.  We pray for pupils, teachers and parents that God will bless them in the year ahead.

Delvin Vintage Tractor Run: Delvin Vintage Club are organising a Tractor Run on Sunday 11th September. Registration

 commences at 10.30am in the Salesyard. Proceeds from the Run will go towards the Cemetery Extension. Works will

commence soon.   We hope you all will support the Tractor Run on the day, and as always we appreciate your support.

     Year C                               Twenty- First  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                           21st August, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 20th 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh. John Leonard.  Colin Clinton.  Sun 21st 11.00am Mattie Murtagh. MM  Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank, daughter Phyllis Quigley & DFM.   Michael & Mary Jane Sheerin.   Fri 26th 9.30am Mass   Sat 27th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 28th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.  John Comaskey.

 

Killulagh: Sun 21st  9.30am  Tom & Patricia Egginton.   Michael Forde. late of Glaxstown  Sun 28th 9.30am Martin Smith.

  1. I. P. Peggy Newman. Hiskinstown, Delvin.

Sunday Offertory:  €400.  Delvin Cemetery €3,035.  Patron Day Offerings:  €1,100.  15th August  €205. 

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

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

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

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

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

Adoration: Takes place in Killulagh Church every Monday from 10am -10pm. New members are very welcome.

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

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

Cemetery Days: Many thanks to all who helped in preparation for Cemetery Days in Killulagh, Crowenstown and Delvin.

Special thanks to the participants from the Rural Social Scheme and Fas. Thanks to the huge crowd that attended the Masses

 to honour Our Dead buried in the cemeteries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knock Novena: Began on Sunday 14th August and will end on Mon 22nd August. There are many well known speakers,

including  Bishop Kevin Doran, Archbishop Francis Duffy, Fr. Richard Gibbons P. P., Roseanna Ruane, Dr. Nicola Brady,

and many others. Sunday 20th is a Family Day. Details are on Knock Shrine website.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings last weekend.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Schools: Will be re-opening in the next two weeks. We pray for pupils, teachers and parents that God will bless them in the

 year ahead.

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

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

Delvin Vintage Tractor Run: Delvin Vintage Club are organising a Tractor Run on Sunday 11th September. Registration

 commences at 10.30am in the Salesyard. Proceeds from the Run will go towards the Cemetery Extension. Works will

commence soon.   We hope you all will support the Tractor Run on the day, and as always we appreciate your support.

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

 addiction behaviour.  Further information at info.fasn@gmail or call 042-9355251 or 0879046405.

National Learning Network: Are having an Open Day next Wed 24th Aug from 11am-1pm. Find out about our range of

supportive, free and certified courses. Contact 086-7839113 or mullingar@nln.ie

St. Monica

St. Monica (born382) was a very devout Christian. However, her Son Augustine turned away from the faith and

brought her great sadness. She shed many tears and prayed unceasingly for his conversion. Near the end of her life

her prayers were answered. Her son, Augustine did return to the Church and became a great teacher of the faith.

She is the Patron Saint of mothers.

     Year C                               Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            14th August, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 13th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.  Sun 14th  11.00am  Bridgie Sheerin. Mon 15th 11.00am Mass. Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Shane Dugdale.  Sat 20th 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh. John Leonard.  Colin Clinton.  Sun 21st 11.00am Mattie Murtagh. MM 

 

Killulagh: Sun 14th 9.30am Frances Comaskey.  Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.  Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 21st  9.30am  Tom & Patricia Egginton.   Michael Forde. late of Glaxtown

  1. I. P. Terry Grassick. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €750.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €360.  Monthly €280.  Killulagh Cemetery; €1,140. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekday Masses: The first reading at weekday Masses during the next two weeks will be taken from the Prophet Ezekiel.

 This prophet is a visionary who creates a sense of awe and mystery in the presence of God. His style of prophetic writing

prepares for Daniel and eventually the Book of Revelation.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Saturday 13th 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

Knock Novena: Wed next is the Feast of Our Lady of Knock. The Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock begins on

Sunday 14th and ends on Monday 22nd . There will be two sessions each day at 3pm and 8pm. ( There will be a candlelight

 procession after the 8pm session). There will be many well known speakers, including Bishop Deenihan (on Sun 14th).

Bishop Kevin Doran, Archbishop Francis Duffy, Fr. Richard Gibbons P. P., Roseanna Ruane, Dr. Nicola Brady, and many

others. Sunday 20th will be a Family Day and Thursday 18th will be a Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine. Details are on

Knock Shrine website.

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 Monday  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. Mass in Killulagh at 9.30am and 11.00am in Delvin on that day.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Priory Institute: Two week online Summer School will run from 15th -26th August.. The course includes eight recorded

presentations and two online zoom discussions. To register click on prioryinstitue.com

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

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

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

 addiction behaviour. Further information at info.fasn@gmail or call 042-9355251 or 0879046405.

     Year C                                Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            7th August, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 6th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.  Sun 7th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Mon 8th 9.30am Mass.   Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am  Patrick & Margaret Farrelly & DFM.   Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 13th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.  Sun 14th 11.00am  Bridgie Sheerin.

Killulagh: Sun 7th 9.30am  Callan Family.   7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.   Sun 14th 9.30am Frances Comaskey.  

Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.

  1. I. P. Noreen Clarke. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €740.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €305.  Monthly €60.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekday Masses: The first reading at weekday Masses during the next two weeks will be taken from the Prophet Ezechiel.

 This prophet is a visionary who creates a sense of awe and mystery in the presence of God. His style of prophetic writing

prepares for Daniel and eventually the Book of Revelation.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm this Sunday 7th August. Mass in the New

Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 8th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Saturday 13th 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and Monday week 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. Mass in Killulagh at 9.30am and 11.00am in Delvin on that day.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Priory Institute: Two week online Summer School will run from 15th -26th August.. The course includes eight recorded

presentations and two online zoom discussions. To register click on prioryinstitue.com

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane. Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Book

online. For queries contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie

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

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

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

 addiction behaviour. Further information at info.fasn@gmail or call 042-9355251 or 0879046405.

     Year C                                 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                            31st  July, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 30th 6.30pm Fr. Camillus Kane.  John, Molly & Sean Mangan.   Sun 31st 11.00am Sandra Gaffney MM   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 Deceased Members of Delvin GAA  Sat 6th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly.  Sun 7th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.

Killulagh: Sun 31st 9.30am  Colm Newman.    Sun 7th 9.30am  Callan Family

  1. I. P. Mattie Murtagh. The Green, Delvin. Anne Vaughan.  Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory:  €740.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €215.  Monthly €80.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cemetery Day Killiulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm next Sunday 7th August. Mass in the New

Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves.

Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 8th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead in the Cemetery on Saturday 13th 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

Priory Institute: Two week online Summer School will run from 15th -26th August.. The course includes eight recorded

presentations and two online zoom discussions. To register click on prioryinstitue.com

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane. Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Book

online. For queries contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie

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

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

Delvin Tidy Towns: Are having a Church Gate Collection this weekend 30th /31st July.  We appreciate your support.

Baptism

Let the grace of our baptism bear fruit in a path of holiness. Let everything be open to God: turn to him in every

 situation. Do not be dismayed, for the power of the Holy Spirit enables you to do this, and holiness, in the end, is the

fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life (cf. Gal 5:22-23). When you feel the temptation to dwell on your own weakness,

raise your eyes to Christ crucified and say; ‘Lord, I am a poor sinner, but you can work the miracle of making me a

little bit better’. In the Church, holy yet made up of sinners, you will find everything you need to grow towards

holiness. The Lord has bestowed on the Church the gifts of scripture, the sacraments, holy places, living

communities, the witness of the saints and a multifaceted beauty that proceeds from God’s love, ‘like a bride

bedecked with jewels’ (Is 61:10)

                                                                                                                  Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, 15.             

     Year C                                   Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                             24th  July, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.  Mary Toner.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Liz Mullen.  Michael & Mary Brady.

Mon 25th No Mass.  Tue 26th No Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Kevin Power. Sat 30th 6.30pm Fr. Camillus Kane.  John, Molly & Sean Mangan. Sun 31st 11.00am Sandra Gaffney MM

 

Killulagh:  Sun 24th  9.30am  Edward & Ursula King.  Sun 31st 9.30am  Colm Newman.

  1. I. P. Ann Bray. Dublin. formerly of Mullingar.

Offertory:  €655.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €270.  Monthly €40.    

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

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

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

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

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

National Grandparents Pilgrimage: Celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022 will take place

this Sunday 24th July at 3pm in Knock Basilica. The Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop Francis Duffy, Archbishop of

Tuam and Patron of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.  Mass at 3pm.

Copies of the Prayer for Grandparents are available in both Churches.

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

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

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 7th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown  on Monday 8th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 13th August at 7pm.

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

  1. Closing Date for the Pilgrimage is Friday 22nd July. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane. Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Book

online. For queries contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie

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

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

Delvin Tidy Towns: Are having a Church Gate Collection next weekend 30th /31st July.  We appreciate your support.

Silence in Worship

Silence is an important element  in all communication. It is particularly important to allow for silence as a part of the

 dialogue between God and the community of faith. It allows for the voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard in the hearts

of the people of God and to enable them to unite personal prayer more closely with the word of God and the public

voice of the Church ( GILH, 202; Letter on Eucharistic Prayers{EP}, 18). During Liturgical silence all respond in

 their own way, recollecting themselves, pondering what has been heard, petitioning and praising God in their inmost

spirit (EP 18). Liturgical silence is not merely an absence of words, a pause, or an interlude. It is a stillness, a

quieting of spirits, a making of time and leisure to hear, assimilate, and respond. Any haste that hinders

reflectiveness should be avoided. The dialogue between God and the community of faith taking place through the

Holy Spirit requires intervals of silence, suited to the assembly, so that all can take to heart the word of God and

respond to it in prayer.

    Year C                                   Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                             17th  July, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 16th 6.30pm Paddy & Gertie Kelly.  Sun 17th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll. Mon 18th  No Mass.  Tue 19th No Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 21st No Mass.  Fri 22nd No Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.  Mary Toner.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Liz Mullen.  Michael & Mary Brady.

 

Killulagh:   Sun 17th 9.30am  Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.

Offertory:  €800.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €320.  Monthly €110.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ordination: Rev. Barry White will be ordained to the  Priesthood for the Diocese of Meath this Sunday 17th July at 3pm in

 the Cathedral, Mullingar. Rev. Barry is a native of Rathkenny Parish and will celebrate his first Mass in his native parish on

 Monday 18th . Everybody is welcome to the Ordination in the Cathedral on Sunday 17th .

National Grandparents Pilgrimage: Celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022 will take place

next Sunday 24th July at 3pm in Knock Basilica. The Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop Francis Duffy, Archbishop of

Tuam and Patron of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.  Mass at 3pm.

Copies of the Prayer for Grandparents are available in both Churches.

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

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

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 7th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown  on Monday 8th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 13th August at 7pm.

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

  1. Closing Date for the Pilgrimage is Friday 22nd July. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

Young Adults Retreat: Takes place in St. Mary’s Church, Navan  next Saturday 23rd July. Age Group (18-40). A prayerful

informative day, with testimonies from people in various Christian vocations: Married life, Priesthood, Single life, Religious

life, talk on discernment, Adoration, confession. Finishes at 5pm. Contact Sr. Una at 0906481666.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane. Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Book

online. For queries contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie

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

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

St. Mary Magdalene ( Feast Day Fri 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 ‘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 (Lk 7:37) or with Mary the sister of Martha who also anointed him (Jn 12:3).

    Year C                                   Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                             10th  July, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 9th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby & DFM.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am Martin Carroll.  Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.   Isabel & Toss Anderson.   Mon 11th No Mass.   Tue 12th No Mass.   Wed 13th John & Ann Devine & DFM.   Thurs 14th No Mass.   Fri 15th No Mass.   Sat 16th 6.30pm Paddy & Gertie Kelly.  Sun 17th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll.

Killulagh:  Sun 10th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe   Sun 17th 9.30am 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Bridget Cassidy. Cavan. mother of Siobhan Conlon. Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory:  €755.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €205.  Monthly €150.    Annual: €500.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ordination: Rev. Barry White will be ordained to the  Priesthood for the Diocese of Meath on Sunday 17th July at 3pm in

 the Cathedral, Mullingar. Rev. Barry is a native of Rathkenny Parish and will celebrate his first Mass in his native parish on

 Monday 18th . Everybody is welcome to the Ordination in the Cathedral on Sunday 17th .

National Grandparents Pilgrimage: Celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022 will take place

on Sunday 24th July at 3pm in Knock Basilica. The Principal Celebrant will be Archbishop Francis Duffy, Archbishop of

Tuam and Patron of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.  Mass at 3pm.

Feast of St. Camillus: Next Thursday 14th July we celebrate the Feast of St. Camillus, who is the Patron of Nurses,

Hospitals and the Sick. 

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

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

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 7th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown  on Monday 8th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 13th August at 7pm.

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

  1. Closing Date for the Pilgrimage is Friday 22nd July. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

Young Adults Retreat: Takes place in St. Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 23rd July. Age Group (18-40). A prayerful

informative day, with testimonies from people in various Christian vocations: Married life, Priesthood, Single life, Religious

life, talk on discernment, Adoration, confession. Finishes at 5pm. Contact Sr. Una at 0906481666.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane. Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Book

online. For queries contact the National Office at office@youth2000.ie

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

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

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

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

    Year C                                   Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                                3rd July, 2022    

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Tom, Mary & Nancy Lenihan & DFM.  Christy Coll & Pauline Coll.    Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Sun 3rd  11.00am  Seamus Higgins MM  Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Wed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th No Mass.  Fri 8th No Mass.  Sat 9th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby & DFM.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am Martin Carroll.  Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior.  Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James.   Isabel & Toss Anderson.

Killulagh:  Sun 3rd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.  Sun 10th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe

  1. I. P. Sandra Gaffney. Ballyhealy Rd, Delvin.

Offertory:  €775.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €315.  Monthly €130.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter’s Pence Collection:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Peter’s Pence Collection last weekend.

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

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

Cemetery Days: Cemetery Days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 7th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown  on Monday 8th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 13th August at 7pm.

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

  1. Closing Date for the Pilgrimage is Friday 22nd July. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

Meath Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday  14th August. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, followed by

 Concelebrated Mass at 3pm in the Basilica.

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

Young Adults Retreat: Takes place in St. Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 23rd July. Age Group (18-40). A prayerful

informative day, with testimonies from people in various Christian vocations: Married life, Priesthood, Single life, Religious

life, talk on discernment, Adoration, confession. Finishes at 5pm. Contact Sr. Una at 0906481666.

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

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

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

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

How to Celebrate the Eucharist

The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be

 there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they

should take part in the sacred action, conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration. They

should be instructed by God’s word and be nourished at the table of the Lord’s Body. They should give thanks to

God. Offering the immaculate victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also together with him, they

should learn to offer themselves. Through Christ, the Mediator, they should be drawn day by day into ever more

perfect union with God and with each other, so that finally God may be all in all.

                                                                                                              Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES  

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gospel of St. Luke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

we share with others.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

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

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

 

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

DFM Kelly family. Caddagh Cross.

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

 Flynn. Killough, Bracklyn, Delvin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year C                                            The Most Holy Trinity                                                    12th June,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and how we are to pursue it”.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Trinity and the Liturgy

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

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

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

all gifts, the Holy Spirit.

                                                                              Catechism of the Catholic Church. 1082.

Year C                                              Pentecost Sunday                                                          5th June,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and how we are to pursue it”.  

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

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

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

Confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pentecost Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

celebration of the Church’s “sacramental” liturgy.

                                                          Catechism of the Catholic Church 1076.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and how we are to pursue it”.  

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

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

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

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

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

Confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

The Ascension of the Lord

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

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

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

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

George the Great).

Year C                                                  Sixth Sunday of Easter                                      22nd  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

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

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

 

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

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

Mullingar. brother of Dolores Moran. Martinstown, Delvin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May.

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

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

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

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

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

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

own home Enquiries@prioryinstitute.com

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

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

 Pilgrimages at 01-8788159 or www.marian.ie

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

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

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

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

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

The Ascension of the Lord

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

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

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

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

George the Great).

Year C                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                       15th  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

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

Sun 22nd 11.00am Carmel Cannon.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 St. Patrick’s, Crowenstown in Delvin Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sending of the Holy Spirit

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                         Catechism of the Catholic Church. 715.

Year C                                                  Fourth Sunday of Easter                                        8th  May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

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

Killulagh: Sun 8th 9.30am  Phil & Martha Reilly & DFM.    Margaret Bennett   Sun 15th 9.30am Richard, Danny & Larry Monaghan & DFM.

  1. I. P. Christy Darby. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Offertory:  €775.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €330. Monthly  €200.     

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

Vocations: This Sunday May 8th is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic

 Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that

Christian families  may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church this Sunday from 12-1pm.  The Offertory Collection  today will go towards the

students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Confirmation: Children from St. Mary’s School, Southill will be confirmed in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday

 next at 11 o’ clock. The Ceremony will be led by Bishop Tom Deenihan, Children from the school will also receive First

Communion.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Come join the NET Team for the following events.  Women and Men’s  Bible Study from 4pm-6pm  this  Sun May 8th  .

Youth Choir on Sun May 15th .

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 25th June. We hope to

 organise a bus. We would be grateful if those of you thinking about going would contact us soon. To book a seat contact

Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105.  

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am.  Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

Vocations Sunday

When we speak of “vocation” , then, it is not just about choosing this or that way of life, devoting one’s life to a

certain ministry or being attracted by the charism of a religious family, movement or ecclesial community. It is about

making God’s dream come true, the great vision of fraternity that Jesus cherished when he prayed to the Father

“that they may all be one” ( Jn 17:21) . Each vocation in the Church, and in a broader sense in society, contributes

 to a common objective; to celebrate among men and women that harmony of manifold gifts that can only be

brought about by the Holy Spirit. Priests, consecrated men and women, lay faithful; let us journey and work

together in bearing witness to the truth that one great human family united in love is no utopian vision, but the very

 purpose for which God created us. Let us pray, brothers and sisters, that the People of God, amid the dramatic

events of history, may increasingly respond to this call. Let us implore the light of the Holy Spirit, so that all of us

may find our proper place and give the very best of ourselves in this great divine plan!

                                                                               Message of Pope Francis for Vocations Sunday.

Year C                                                   Third Sunday of Easter                                        1st May,  2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 30th 6.30pm  Michael & Kathleen Bray & son Liam.    Mary & Michael Mullally & son Mick.   Jack Ivory.     Sun 1st 11.00am G. O’ Brien MM.    Tommy Gaffney.   Mon 2nd 9.30am Michael Gilroy.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead)  7.30pm Oliver & Mary Burke & DFM. Sat 7th 6.30am Tom, Nellie & Bl Lal Timmons.  Sun 8th 11.00am Sean Coyne.

Killulagh:   Sun 1st 9.30am  Kevin Ledwith.  Sat 7th 10.00am Willie & Nuala Fox.  Sun 8th 9.30am  Phil & Martha Reilly & DFM.    Margaret Bennett

Offertory:  €980.    Ren Fund:  Weekly €575. Monthly  €300.  Annual: €800..  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, M.ullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) .

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

St. Joseph the Worker: This Sunday 1st May is  the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Vocations: Next Sunday May 8th is Vocations Sunday. We ask you to say the following prayer for Vocations.

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic

 Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that

Christian families  may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church next Sunday from 12-1pm. The Offertory Collection next Sunday will go

towards the students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Come join the MET Team for the following events.  Tea and Biscuits after 11am Mass this Sunday in Fatima.

Mam/Daughter/ Father/ Son Session from 4-6pm this Sunday in Fatima.  Youth Choir on Sun May 15th .

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am. Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling  

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

Delvin Book Fair: Delvin Sports and Leisure Centre are holding their Annual Book Fair  this Sun 1st May in the Hall.

St. Joseph ---Welcoming the will of God.

At the same time, Joseph is “an accepting Father” because he “accepted Mary unconditionally”___an important

gesture even today, says Pope Francis, “in our world where psychological, verbal and physical violence towards

women is so evident. “But the Bridegroom of Mary is also the one who, trusting in the Lord, accepts in his life even

the events that he does not understand, “ setting aside his own ideas” and reconciling himself with his own history.

Joseph’s spiritual path” is not one that explains , but accepts”____ which does not mean that he is “resigned”

Instead, he is “courageously and firmly proactive,” because with “Holy Spirit’s gift of fortitude,” and full of hope, he

 is able” to accept life as it is, with all its contradictions, frustrations and disappointments.” In practice, through St.

 Joseph, it is as if God were to repeat to us: “Do not be afraid” because “faith gives meaning to every event, however

happy or sad,” and makes us aware that “God can make flowers spring up from stony ground.” Joseph “did not

look for shortcuts but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it.” For this reason,

“he encourages us to accept and welcome others as they are, without exception, and to show special concern for the

weak”.

Year C                      Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)                       24th  April, 2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michele Hickey MM.   Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Gaffney MM. Mon 25th 9.30am Philomena & Michael Smith.   Tue 26th 9.30am  Joseph & Mgt Martin.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 29th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 30th 6.30pm  Michael & Kathleen Bray & son Liam.    Mary & Michael Mullally & son Mick.   Jack Ivory.     Sun 1st 11.00am G. O’ Brien MM.    Tommy Gaffney.  

Killulagh:   Sun 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sean Newman.    Michael Moriarty.  Sun 1st 9.30am  Kevin Ledwith.

  1. I. P. Mairead Mc Entee. Ballylongford, Co. Kerry. sister of Pat Healy. Rosmead.

Offertory:  €1,000.    Easter Offerings: €4,685.  

Bible Alive: Copies of the Easter Issue  are on Sale. Cost €2.

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Trocaire Boxes: We thank you all for returning your Trocaire Boxes, the amount taken in so far is €3,180. You can still

 hand in your box at the Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm.

Easter Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Offerings..

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter.  Divine Mercy Sunday points us

to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ--- made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the

whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness

God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.”  ( St. Paul 11).

St. Joseph the Worker: Next Sunday 1st May is  the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Young Adult Retreat: Takes place in Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 14th May from 9.45am -5pm. Age Group(18-40).

An invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life.  Poster on Notice Board. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666, or

 John at 087-2478519, or email youthretreats@gmail.com

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: Are hosting a “Sober Living” weekend from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. The

weekend will be open to everyone and will focus on how the 12 Step Program can enhance our appreciation of our Catholic

Faith. If you would like to join, please contact the Ceili Community at admin@ceilicommunity.net

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on next Wed Apr 27th starting at 11am.

Delvin GAA & Camogie Club: Would like to welcome back all boys and girls born in the year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 to

our training on Saturday Mornings in Delvin GAA pitch from 10am-11am. Further info contact Assumpta 087-9934114

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Betty at 044-9664931

The Struggle of St. Thomas

The struggle for faith experienced by Thomas leads us to think on the meaning of faith in the risen Christ. We do not

depend on physical experience of Christ but know his presence in keeping God’s commandments, and as a gathered

community, in the hearing of the word and in sacramental signs. So the Christian community is a thankful one,

always blessing God for a surer hope through the resurrection of Christ.

Year C                                                          Easter Sunday                                              17th  April, 2022

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 16th (Holy Saturday) 9.00pm  Easter Vigil.   Sun 17th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.   Mon 18th 9.30am Bridgie & Kevin Murphy. Kathleen & Mike Lohan.    11.0am Funeral Mass for Michael Mc Gowan.   Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Philip Quinn.    Fri 22nd 9.30am Michael & Ester Cooney.    Sat 23rd 6.30pm Michele Hickey MM.   Sun 24th 11.00am Carmel Gaffney MM.

Killulagh:  Sun 17th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Sun 24th 9.30am  Sean Newman.    Michael Moriarty.

  1. I. P. Michael Mc Gowan. Addinstown, Delvin.

Easter Greetings:  We wish all our parishioners a very Happy Easter. Sincere thanks to all who participated in celebrations

during Lent and Holy Week.

Offertory:  €800.    Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €530. Monthly.  €185.  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes. If you  still have to return the box, we  appreciate if you

 would do so during the coming week. You can hand it in at the Parochial House between 10am-12.30pm.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Easter Sunday Mass: After the 11am Mass on Easter Sunday please join the NET Team for refreshments in Fatima.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick on Easter Sunday at 10.45am.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter.  Divine Mercy Sunday points us

to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and

resurrection of Christ--- made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “the

whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness

God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery.”  ( St. Paul 11).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Delvin Camogie: Are holding a Cake Sale outside Gaffney’s Bar and Lounge on Easter Sunday between 10am-12.30pm.

Ceili Community, Kilbeggan: Are hosting a “Sober Living” weekend from Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st. The

weekend will be open to everyone and will focus on how the 12 Step Program can enhance our appreciation of our Catholic

Faith. If you would like to join, please contact the Ceili Community at admin@ceilicommunity.net

Accord:  Is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are

available by contacting marriagepreparation@accord.ie. Selections will take place in June with training commencing in

 September. This year Accord is celebrating  60 years supporting couples and families.

Alone: Are seeking volunteers in the area to provide companionship or make calls to Older Prople once a week. If you are

interested contact https;/alone.ie/volunteers/ or contact 086-1085965.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Year C                                                       Palm Sunday                                                   10th  April, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

Sat 9th 6.30pm  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.  Tom Flynn & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM.

Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am Mass. ( Confessions after Mass). Wed 13th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 14th ( Holy Thursday) 7.30pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 15th ( Good Friday) 7.30pm Good Friday Liturgy.  Sat 16th (Holy Saturday) 9.00pm  Easter Vigil. Sun 17th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 10th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 14th ( Holy Thursday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Sun 17th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

 Offertory:  €685.    Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €245. Monthly.  €250.  

Synod Questionnaire:  Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Palm Sunday: This Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins the celebration of the Great Week-Holy Week- which will reach

its high point in the final three days, the crown of the Church’s liturgical year.  Please bring Palm Branches to Mass to be

blessed.

Chrism Mass; Will take place on Wed 13th next at 7pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Ministers of Holy

Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all others involved in the ministry of the Church are invited.  All are Welcome.

Fast and Abstinence: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat.

Trocaire Boxes: We would appreciate if you would return your Trocaire Box on Holy Thursday, or hand it in at the

 Parochial House.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Easter Card: You will get an Easter Card with your Easter Offering Envelope outlining the arrangements for Holy Week.

Please follow the Card as there are a few changes to times of ceremonies and confessions.

Easter Sunday Mass: After the 11am Mass on Easter Sunday please join the NET Team for refreshments in Fatima.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week.Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more.

Priory Institute: Meditations on the Easter Triduum with Fra Angelico. “ When I am lifted up from the Earth.” The Priory

 Institute is delighted to offer a Free of Charge online retreat from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Visit

wwwprioryinstitute.com or click on this link https:/bit.ly:3DWrTkx

SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: From Wed 13th to Easter Sunday 17th . This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as

you celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass

and Easter breakfast. Cost inc. accom, and meals is €400. Tel. 048 308231964. or admin@dromantineconference.com.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

 Year C                                              Fifth   Sunday of Lent.                                          3rd April, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Jim & Breda Smith.  Micheal Moore.   Sun 3rd 11.00am  Sinead Barry MM.   Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.   Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 9th 6.30pm  Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin.  Tom Flynn & DFM.  Sun 10th 11.00am  Hugh & Sheila Moran & DFM.

Killulagh:  Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass. Thurs 7th 7.30pm Mass.  Sun 10th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Joseph ( G) O’ Brien. Robinstown, Delvin. Martin Doyne. Glenidan. Kathleen Lohan. Dublin. sister of Patsy,

  Willie & Kevin Murphy. Mitchelstown.

 Offertory €1,000.   Ukraine Collection: €1,810.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €200. Monthly.  €190.  

Synod Questionnaire: The final Deanery meeting in preparation for the Synod took place last Wednesday in Castlepollard

Parish Centre. Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Additional copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Confessions: In preparation for Holy Week and Easter confessions will be available after 9.30am Mass on Wednesday and

on Friday after 9.30am Mass.

Communion Calls: The remainder of the Communion Calls will be done this week. 

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins the celebration of the Great Week-Holy Week- which will reach

its high point in the final three days, the crown of the Church’s liturgical year.  Please bring Palm Branches to Mass to be

blessed.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week. Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much more

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth:  Are offering  a Diploma in Youth Ministry & Spirituality. Find out more online at

maynoothcollege.ie/courses.

Priory Institute: Meditations on the Easter Triduum with Fra Angelico. “ When I am lifted up from the Earth.” The Priory

 Institute is delighted to offer a Free of Charge online retreat from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. Visit

wwwprioryinstitute.com or click on this link https:/bit.ly:3DWrTkx

SMA Dromantine Retreat Centre: From Wed 13th to Easter Sunday 17th . This will be an opportunity for quiet reflection as

you celebrate the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum. It begins with the Seder Meal on Wednesday and ends with Dawn Mass

and Easter breakfast. Cost inc. accom, and meals is €400. Tel. 048 308231964. or admin@dromantineconference.com.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal.  We thank everyone who donated so generously

to the second collection last weekend for Ukraine.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

Alone: Are looking for volunteers to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week. Full training and

support provided. Further info https:/alone.ie/volunteers/ or volunteer @alone .ie or 086-1085965.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Year C                                              Fourth  Sunday of Lent.                                          27th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 26th 6.30pm  Gus O Shaughnessy.   Sun 27th 11.00am Mattie Gaffney. Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 30th  9.30am Mass.  Thurs 31st 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Mass. Sat 2nd 6.30pm Jim & Breda Smith.     Sun 3rd 11.00am  Deceased Members of Delvin G. A. A.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 27th 9.30am Thomas Manny.  Thurs 31st 7.30pm Mass.  Sun 3rd 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Carmel Gaffney. Main St, Delvin.

 Offertory ( St. Patrick’s Day) €715. Sunday Offertory €590.   Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €365. Monthly.  €90.   Annual:  €300.

Summer Time: Mass on this Sunday will be at Summer Time.

The Synod: The final Deanery meeting in preparation for the Synod will take place in the Castlepollard Parish Centre on

Wednesday next, Mar 30th at 8pm. Everyone is invited to come and contribute their ideas about the future of the Church. As

in previous weeks specific groups are listed but attendance is not confined to these groups. The groups listed for this week

are those associated with schools and other school staff,  Teachers ( Parents, Grandparents, Boards of Management, 3rd Level

Students), members of Sports Clubs, those who missed previous meetings and all parishioners.

Synod Questionnaire: Completed Questionnaries can be returned to the box in both Churches or to the Diocesan Office,

Dublin Road, Mullingar. Co. Westmeath( please mark your envelopes Synod Questionnaire) . They can also be returned by

email to meathsynodalpathway @gmail.com. The Questionnaire can also be downloaded from the Synod page on

www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

Confessions: In preparation for Holy Week and Easter confessions will be available after 9.30am Mass on Wednesday and

on Friday from 7pm-7.15pm (before Evening Mass).

Delvin Church Choir: There will be a Choir Practice for Delvin Church on Tue next Mar 29th at 8pm. We would appreciate

if you all would attend as we will be practicing for the Ceremonies of Holy Week and Easter. New members are welcome.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Youth Group: The Youth Group has resumed after a long break due to Covid 19. There will be a session on Thursday and

 Friday nights from 7pm-8.30pm in Fatima. All young people from 1st Year Post- Primary School upwards are welcome. The

NET Team will assist in the sessions each week. Young people who attend are assured of fun, games, snacks and much

more.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €2,480.

We are asked to donate to another collection this weekend for Ukraine. We appreciate your support.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in upskilling

or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

The Prodigal Son

Sinners and outcasts are at ease with Jesus, and his story of the Prodigal Son tells why. Today’s readings are a source

 of hope and consolation for all who have sinned in any way. Our Lord’s eating with sinners is a sign of God

breaking through his own laws in order to save those who are in danger of being lost.

 

   Year C                                               Third  Sunday of Lent.                                          20th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 19th 6.30pm  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 20th 11.00am   Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Fintan & Aileen Mc Cormack   Mon 21st 9.30am Mass. Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm  Gus O Shaughnessy.   Sun 27th 11.00am Mattie Gaffney.

Killulagh:  Sun 20th 9.30am Mass. Sun 27th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Michele Hickey. Castletown Court, Delvin. Aoife Kelly.(nee Lynch), Mullingar. native of  Mulliganstown, Delvin.

Josephine Buckley. Mallow, Co. Cork.   mother of Mary Bray. Clonyn, Delvin.

 Offertory €775.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €265. Monthly.  €255.   Annual:  €600.     

Synod Preparation: The first meeting in preparation for the synod was held on Wed 9th March  in Castlepollard. Two

further meetings will be held on Wed 23rd and 30th .

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but

all parishioners are welcome. The groups encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Feast of St. Joseph: This Sat 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph. There will be Adoration in Killulagh Church on Sun 20th from

12-1pm to honour his Feast Day. We pray that we can learn to imitate his faithfulness to God and his care of Mary and Jesus.

Church Bell: Repairs to the bell in Delvin Church have been completed. Thanks to all who made donations for the work.

NET Team: A Net Ministries Team will be working in the parish until the end of May. We welcome the team and pray

Gods blessing on their work in the parish.

The Annunciation of the Lord: On Friday next, March 25th  we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The

following is a short reflection on the significance of this feast. “ Given her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother

of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely

to the person and to the work of her Son, she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on

him by God’s grace”.  ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 494).

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Takes place from Sept 12th -17th, 2022. Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan. For

further information and booking. Contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410800

Celebrate: A Catholic Family Holiday Conference will be held in Tramore, Co. Waterford during Easter Week Apr 18th –

22nd . There will be social and recreational activities as well as talks, workshops and seminars. Mass will be celebrated each

 day. For information contact 086-0540099, or email admn@time-network.org, or www.time-network.org

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €2,335.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: A Weekly Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus will commence shortly. Any person

 who would like to devote 1 hour to this Devotion, please contact Eamonn at 087-1676749, or Damian 087-9174002

Lough Derg: Pilgrimage Season re-opens on the  1st May, 2022  for One Day Retreats, and on the 1st June for Three Day

 Pilgrimage.  Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

Year C                                               Second Sunday of Lent.                                          13th  March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 12th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Ellen Kane & DFM.  Billy & Elizabeth Gilmore.

Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 17th 11.00am Owen & Mgt Murtagh & DFM.  Fri 18th 10.00am Cailin Lynch.  Sat 19th 6.30pm  Josephine Carroll.  Sun 20th 11.00am   Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Fintan & Aileen Mc Cormack

Killulagh:  Sun 13th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch.  Thurs 17th 9.30am DFM Ward Family, Rickardstown.  Sun 20th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Esther Cooney. Dundalk. mother of Diane Burns. Battstown. Michael Devaney. Enfield. father of Rachel Mc Grath.

Gigginstown. Ann Molloy. ( nee Devine). Coralstown. formerly Robinstown, Delvin. Edward Daly. Chicago. late of

Clonmaskill, Delvin.  His Ashes will be buried on Fri 18th Mar  in Delvin Cemetery at 10.45am.

 Offertory €880.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €320. Monthly.  €110.        

Synod Preparation: The first meeting in preparation for the synod was held on Wed last in Castlepollard. Two further

meetings will be held on Wed 23rd and 30th .

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but

all parishioners are welcome. The groups encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Feast of St. Patrick: Next Thurs we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick. It would be hard to overestimate the influence of St.

Patrick on the faith of the people of Ireland.  In recent years the message of St. Patrick  tended to be overshadowed by other

celebrations associated with the Feast. This year is a good opportunity to focus on the spiritual significance of the Feast of St.

Patrick. We include here an extract from the story of his life, as told by himself. In this extract he tells about his carelessness,

about his relationship with God and about his conversion. We can pray that many Irish people will experience a similar

conversion as we celebrate his Feast.

The Power of Prayer

After I came to Ireland, every day I had to tend sheep and many times a day I prayed. The love of God and his fear

 came to me more and more, and my faith was strengthened. My spirit was moved so that in a single day I would say

as many as 100 prayers, and almost as many in the night. Even when I was staying in the woods and on the

mountains, I used to get up for prayer before daylight, through snow, through frost, through rain, because the spirit

within me was then fervent.

Feast of St. Joseph: Next Sat 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph. Adoration in Killulagh Church on Sun 20th from 12-1pm.

Delvin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Will be led by Spiritual Director. Fr. Seamus Heaney from 26th Sept-30th Sept, 2022.

Cost €635 pps. Further information contact Alice Reilly at 087-41478971.

St. Feichins Church Choir Fore: Present an Evening of Song and Music to mark our National Day of Remembrance and

Reflection on Wed 16th Mar at 8pm in St. Feichins Church, Fore.

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine. Donations so far €1,225.

St. Patrick’s Day 17th March:  The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to “Light the Fire” 4pm Vespers on the

Hill of Slane and Procession to the Church. 5pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church followed by Adoration. All are Welcome.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Day Festival: Takes place in the Salesyard, Delvin on Thurs 17th Mar from 2-5.pm. All Welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Mon next Mar 14th at 8pm in Carmel Gaffney’s.

  Year C                                                 First Sunday of Lent.                                            6th March, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 5th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson.  Marian Davis.  Edward Daly MM.   Sun 6th 11.00am  Mary Toner.  Bernie Drum.

Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Ellen Kane & DFM.  Billy & Elizabeth Gilmore.

 

Killulagh: Sun 6th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.   Sun 13th 9.30am Violet & John Lynch. 

  1. I. P. Sinead Barry. Southill, Delvin.

 Offertory €850.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €265. Monthly.  €50.        

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Parish Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting. While groups are encouraged to attend on certain nights the arrangement is flexible. If you cannot attend

on the night assigned to your group, you are welcome to come on another night.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. Specific groups are encouraged to come each night, but all parishioners are welcome. The groups

encouraged to come each night are as follows:

Wednesday 9th March at 8pm. Those involved in the liturgical life of the parishes. Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion, choir members, organists, stewards/collectors, sacristans, etc.

Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm. Those involved in the administration of parish life, parish staff, members of Parish

Pastoral Councils, members of Parish Finance Committees, members of Baptism Teams Safeguarding Representatives,

counters, those involved in prayer and apostolic groups, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association,

 Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady,  Friendship Club, Meals-on –Wheels.

Wednesday 30th March at 8pm. Those involved in schools, pupils/students, teachers and school, staff, members of parents’

association, members of BOMs, those involved in youth organisations and sports groups, young people and parents of

children and teenagers.

Weekday Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be 9.30am Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs and Fri.

Mass in Killulagh will be at  7.30pm on Thursday.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial, e.g. fasting from

 food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

relieve suffering. We are grateful to the Collectors who delivered a box to each household. Spare boxes in the Church.  

Ukraine: Please continue to pray for an end to conflict and for peace in Ukraine. Please pray also that refugees from Ukraine

will find places to live and the support they need to recover from this ordeal. A box is available in the Church to facilitate

anybody who would like to make a donation to relieve the suffering of refugees from Ukraine.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running  a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

St. Patrick’s Day 17th March:  The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to “Light the Fire” 4pm Vespers on the

Hill of Slane and Procession to the Church. 5pm Mass in St. Patrick’s Church followed by Adoration. All are Welcome.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Meeting on Wed 9th March in Carmel Gaffney’s at 8pm.  All  Welcome.  Please support your Village.

     Year C                                          Eight  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       27th  February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 26th 6.30pm  Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.  Rose Gibney.

Mon 28th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd ( Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.

Fri 4th ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Paddy & Annie Mc Cann & son Tommy.  Sat 5th 6.30pm   Nan & Mick Anderson.  Marian Davis.  Sun 6th 11.00am  Mary Toner.  Bernie Drum.

Killulagh:  Sun 27th 9.30am  Joe Flynn.  Wed 2nd ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 6th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde.

 Offertory €655.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €220. Monthly.  €55.        

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Community Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. You are welcome to come on a night which suits you.

 To learn more about synodality see www.synod.ie or wwwdioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Extract from Lenten Message of Bishop Deenihan: Our Lenten pilgrimage this year will have the added element of the

 Synodal Pathway. I echo the invitation of Pope Francis to each member of the Christian community in the Diocese of Meath

to join in this moment of listening as we prayerfully discern together what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church in this

diocese at this time. To those of you who at best feel that you are on the margins of the Church, or at worst feel excluded

from the Church, I say, “the Church needs to hear your voice!” I ask for your honesty. Do not be afraid to share your pain or

to articulate that which you seek in the Church but do not find. You are part of the Church by your Baptism and in this

synodal process the voice of every baptised person is equal. Ask the Holy Spirit who dwells in your heart to give you the

words that your Church needs to hear.     Full Message available in the Porch.

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed and

distributed during  9.30am Mass in Killulagh and 7.30pm Mass in Delvin.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial, e.g. fasting from

 food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running  a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

Delvin Church Choir: There will be a practice for Delvin Church Choir on  Mon next, 28th Feb at 7.30pm. New members

are very  welcome

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Applications are now open for Postgraduate Programmes in Theology. Further

information contact Admissions Team at 01-7084772.

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting in Carmel Gaffney’s on Mon 28th Feb at 8pm.

     Year C                                          Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       20th  February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 19th 6.30pm  James & Peg Robinson.  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 20th 11.00am John & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean &  DFM  Molly Paris.  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Noel Fox & DFM.    Sat 26th 11.00am Bernadette Nugent Hinter.  6.30pm Pat Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 27th 11.00am Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.  Rose Gibney.

Killulagh: Sun 20th 9.30am Martin Kiernan. Sun 27th 9.30am Mass. 

  1. I. P. Edward Price. Rathconnell, Mullingar. father of Marie Bray. Ballyhealy.

Offertory €775.  Ren. Fund:  Weekly  €475. Monthly.  €310.        

Synod Preparation: As a Deanery we plan to have meetings on three Wednesday nights in March to discuss the topics

recommended for the Synod. The Meetings  will be held in Castlepollard Community Centre on March 9th , 23rd & 30th . The

meetings will begin at 8pm each night. The format of the meetings will be similar each week and each person is invited to

 attend one meeting.

Everyone is Invited:   The Synod has been called by Pope Francis in order to listen to the living voice of the entire People

 of God. Everyone has their own experience of following Christ , parents, parents with young families, grandparents, young

people who are working in school or college, those married or single. Whether you feel distant or close to what is happening

in your parish, you are invited to join in discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit is leading the Church. This will be

happening in every parish in the world. People from the 9 parishes in our area will meet in Castlepollard Parish Centre, on

 the nights listed. You are welcome to come on a night which suits you.

 To learn more about synodality see www.synod.ie or wwwdioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Water: Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, it will be possible to use holy water in the Churches again. It

will be available in the holy water fonts this weekend. Holy Water for use at home can be collected from the containers in

both Churches.

Ceili Catholic Community, Kilbeggan: Are running a  course entitled  What is the Meaning of Life?  It is an eight –week

course  beginning on  Mon 7th Mar from 7pm-8.30pm in Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan.  For Booking Contact

Rosaleen Denning at 087-6333437.

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Applications are now open for Postgraduate Programmes in Theology. Further

information contact Admissions Team at 01-7084772

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising a Fun Bingo in the Hall on Sun 27th February at 3pm. The committee would like

 donations, unused vouchers or any other items you consider suitable as prizes. You can leave them in at  Leavy’s Shop and

Post Office or contact Michael at 087-2879581 to arrange collection.

     Year C                                          Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                        13th February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

 Sat 12th 6.30pm  Ray Muilligan.   Sun 13th 11.00am Pat & Kathleen Gaffney. Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Larry Allen & DFM.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm

James & Peg Robinson.  T J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  Sun 20th 11.00am John & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean &  DFM  Molly Paris.

Killulagh: Sun 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Leah Carolan. Killallon.   George Kelly. Trim.  husband of Kathleen Comaskey. (formerly Ballinn).  Mairead O’

Colmain. Galway. sister of Fr. Sean Gartland. P. P. Clonmellon. 

Offertory €750.   Candlemas Offerings: €1,385.     

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all

who helped them prepare for this day.   Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and

 guide.

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Candlemas Offerings last weekend..

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am

Mass in Killulagh and 11.00am Mass in Delvin. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite

them to renew their marriage vows and give them a special blessing during Mass.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is Day of Prayer for Temperance.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Water: Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions, it will be possible to use holy water in the Churches again. It

will be available in the holy water fonts this weekend. Holy Water for use at home can be collected from the containers in

both Churches.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising a Fun Bingo in the Hall on Sun 27th February at 3pm. The committee would like

 donations, unused vouchers or any other items you consider suitable as prizes. You can leave them in at  Leavy’s Shop and

Post Office or contact Michael at 087-2879581 to arrange collection.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Monday next 14th Feb in Carmel Gaffney’s at 8pm.

     Year C                                           Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          6th February, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 5th 6.30pm  Frances Fitzpatrick MM    Sun 6th 11.00am  Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Patrick Martin.  Mon 7th 9.30am Patrick & Alice Donlon & son Pat.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.   11.00am The Sacrament of Confirmation.   Sat 12th 6.30pm  Ray Muilligan.   Sun 13th 11.00am

Pat & Kathleen Gaffney

 

Killulagh: Sun 6th 9.30am  Pat Fox  Sun 13th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Paddy Driscoll. Cooraclare. Co. Clare. late of Ballyhealy, Delvin.

Offertory €860.    Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €215.  Monthly  €77.     

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Candlemas Offerings: This Sunday is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of February and March in Killulagh if you would like to book

a Mass. Please contact the Parochial House.

Confirmation: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation for the children of the parish next Friday, February 11th in

Delvin Church.  It is a special day for the children who will be confirmed and their families. It is also an opportunity for the

rest of us to recall the day of our Confirmation and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit we received. We pray that God

will renew  the grace of confirmation for all our parishioners.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Friday is World Day of the Sick. We pray for all who are sick on that day.

Renewal of Marriage Vows: Next Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am

Mass in Killulagh and 11.00am Mass in Delvin. We also invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite

them to renew their marriage vows an give them a special blessing during Mass.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world.

(cf.Lk 5:1-11)Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch. At the word of Christ, their nets fill to

breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority. He says, “ At your word, I will let down the

nets.” (Lk 5:5) After the miracle, he calls him” Lord”. This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation

to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him. He asks us to put out into the deep and place our

faith in him. Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will. If you would like more information about

studying for the Priesthood. Contact Fr. Tony Gonoude at 044-9373923, or www.meathvocations.com.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Lough Derg: Applications are invited for an Operations Manager which is a key leadership role in delivering the Mission

and Vision of Lough Derg, responsible for the smooth running of all day to day operational activities at the pilgrimage

centre. Further information contact Mary at 353719861518, or mary@loughderg.org.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications for  QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 & 4.  Laptops provided. Allowances

paid. Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359.

     Year C                                           Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          30th  January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 29th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 30th 11.00am  Jim Flynn MM.  Jackie, Madeline Mary & John Branagan. 

Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm  John & Anna Vaughan. Sat 5th 6.30pm  Frances Fitzpatrick MM    Sun 6th 11.00am  Dermot & Maggie Kenny.  Patrick Martin.

Killulagh: Sun 30th 9.30am  Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.  Sun 6th 9.30am  Pat Fox

  1. I. P. Josie Downes (nee Moore) Sheffield, England. formerly Stonestown, Delvin. Bernadette Nugent Hinter, late of

Clonmorril. who died in Majorca.  Fergus Hughes, Dromore, Co. Tyrone. father of Maria Douglas. Church View, Delvin.

Offertory €790.  Needs of the Diocese:  €1,110.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €305.  Monthly  €160.   Annual: €900.  

Bible Alive: February Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the second collection. Amount collected was €1,110

Church Bell: We sincerely thank all the people who gave in donations  for repairs to be  carried out to the Church bell. The

 bell is operating at the moment, but further repairs are required. Total amount donated was €2,395. 

Feast of St. Brigid: Tuesday is the Feast of St. Brigid.  Anybody wishing to have St. Brigid’s Crosses blessed can leave

them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Tuesday. They will be blessed during Mass. Please collect your crosses again

 after Mass.

Feast of the Presentation: Wednesday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. Anybody wishing to have candles blessed

for use in the home can leave them in the Church before 9.30am Mass on Thursday. They will be blessed during Mass.

Please collect your candles after Mass.  Today is also World Day for Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise: Due to the pandemic it will not be possible to have the blessing of throats for individuals. A general

blessing of throats will be given for all who attend Mass on Thursday morning.

Candlemas Offerings: Sunday 6th  is  Candlemas Day. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Booking of Masses: We have a few spaces left for the month of February and March if you would like to book a Mass.

Please contact the Parochial House.

Confirmation: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Confirmation for the children of the parish on Friday, February 11th in

Delvin Church.  It is a special day for the children who will be confirmed and their families. It is also an opportunity for the

rest of us to recall the day of our Confirmation and to thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit we received. We pray that God

will renew  the grace of confirmation for all our parishioners.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

St. Brigid

St. Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick. She was born c.454. When she was young

her father wished to make a very suitable marriage for her but she insisted in consecrating her virginity to God. She

received the veil and spiritual formation probably from St. Mel  and stayed for a period under his direction in

Ardagh. Others followed her example and this led her to found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of

Bishop Conleth. She died in 524 and her cult is widespread not only throughout Ireland but in several European

lands. The St. Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by St. Brigid to explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign of

God’s protection.

Year C                                           Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.                          23rd January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe & Laetitia Cullen.  Bernie Maguire.  Mon 24th No Mass.  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan.  Sun 30th 11.00am  Jim Flynn MM.  Jackie, Madeline Mary & John Branagan. 

 

Killulagh: Sun 23rd 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM   Sun 30th 9.30am  Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.

Offertory €725.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €206.  Monthly  €75.     

Needs of the Diocese: The Second collection will be taken up this weekend. The amount to be collected by this Parish is

€5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,830) has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Week of Prayer: The theme for

the week is as follows:   We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. ( Matthew 2:2)

Prayer: Gracious God, when we only know one way and we think we must return to it, and when we think that all roads are

blocked, and we fall into despair, we always find you there. You are the God of renewed promises. We find you creating a

new path before us, one that we did not expect. We thank you because you exceed our expectations. We thank you for your

wisdom that surpasses our understanding. We thank you because your creative paths open up unforeseen possibilities. If we

search our maps and find no route, nonetheless we always find you, who lead us by a yet more excellent way. We pray

through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, that you always lead us back to you. Amen.

 Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. The theme for each day are as follows:

Monday       24th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full with God.

Tuesday       25th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full Together.

Wednesday  26th Catholic Schools;  Celebrating Being Together Again.

Thursday      27th Catholic Schools;  Living Life in Wonder and Awe.

Friday           28th Catholic Schools;  Living Life and Facing the Future.

Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Mass at 11am in the Cathedral on this Sunday to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools’

week.  Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral website.

First Communion: Will be celebrated in the parish on Saturday, May 21st, 2022.

Synod: The Synodal Pathway in the Diocese of Meath is for a Synodal Church, Communion, Participation, Mission

All the baptised in the Diocese of Meath are invited to participate in the synodal process during Lent, 2022.

Opportunities to engage in the process locally will be announced in February. Enlightened by the Word of God and united in

prayer, we will be able to discern the processes to seek God’s will and pursue the pathways to which God calls us- towards

deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. ( Vademecum2.2)

To learn more about synodality  see www.synod.ie or www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/

Holy Land Pilgrimage: From 1st June for 8 nights. Spiritual Director; Fr. Sean Henry. Cost €1,895. Contact 046-9068600.

Delvin Parish Schools Enrolment for September, 2022:  Takes place from 1st February-22nd February, 2022.

Application for admission can be made to the following schools;

St. Tolas- office @st.tolas.com.  St. Ernans  -sternansdelvin@gmail.comSt. Patrick’s  -stpatsns@yahoo.ie

 Sunday of the Word of God is a means to help people to reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred

Scripture in our lives as believers, beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent

dialogue with God.

The Holy Spirit and the Scriptures:  The Holy Spirit was at work in the whole process of the formation of the Scriptures.

 This  is why, even though many people across different times and places contributed to the writing, we believe that the

Scriptures are divinely inspired. But the Holy Spirit’s work does not come to an end with the writing of the text. The Holy

Spirit, who dwells in us by virtue of our baptism, is also at work in us as w listen to the text. Therefore, through the Spirit’s

inspiration, the words of Scripture can become a living Word of the Lord to us here and now. 

 Year C                                               Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                16th January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

Sat 15th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.   Joe & Kitty Bray.     Sun 16th 11.00am  Pat Smith.   Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Tom & Mark Hickey.  Anthony Haran & parents Anthony & Sarah.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe & Laetitia Cullen.  Bernie Maguire.

 

Killulagh: Sun 16th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM

Offertory €635.   Needs of the Diocese:  €850.   Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €365.  Monthly  €155.     

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the first collection last weekend  for the Needs of the Diocese.

Amount collected was €850. The Second collection will be on  Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution

from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for

the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this

 Parish is €5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,350) has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Week of Prayer: The theme for

the week is as follows:   We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. ( Matthew 2:2)

Prayer: Gracious God, when we only know one way and we think we must return to it, and when we think that all roads are

blocked, and we fall into despair, we always find you there. You are the God of renewed promises. We find you creating a

new path before us, one that we did not expect. We thank you because you exceed our expectations. We thank you for your

wisdom that surpasses our understanding. We thank you because your creative paths open up unforeseen possibilities. If we

search our maps and find no route, nonetheless we always find you, who lead us by a yet more excellent way. We pray

through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, that you always lead us back to you. Amen.

 Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. The theme for each day are as follows:

Monday       24th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full with God.

Tuesday       25th Catholic Schools;  Living Life to the Full Together.

Wednesday  26th Catholic Schools;  Celebrating Being Together Again.

Thursday      27th Catholic Schools;  Living Life in Wonder and Awe.

Friday           28th Catholic Schools;  Living Life and Facing the Future.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Westmeath Sports Partnership: Are running a six week programme entitled Activator Poles in Delvin Sports & Leisure

Centre starting on Tuesday 18th January from 11am-12noon. Cost €15 for the six weeks.  Register through Eventbrite link or

contact Martina O’ Brien @ westmeathcoco.ie to receive a link.

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has chosen Sunday 23rd as the Sunday of the Word of God. He invites us to reflect on the importance of

the Word of God in our lives and in the Liturgy. The following is an extract from the Letter of Pope Francis

establishing the Sunday of the Word of God “it belongs above all to those called to hear its message and to recognise

themselves in its words. At times, there can be a tendency to monopolise the sacred text by restricting it to certain

circles or to select groups. It cannot be that way. The Bible is the book of the Lord’s people, who, in listening to it,

move from dispersion and division towards unity. The word of God unites believers and makes them one people. In

this unity born of listening, pastors are primarily responsible for explaining sacred Scripture and helping everyone to

understand it. Since it is the people’s book, those called to be ministers of the word must feel an urgent need to make

it accessible to their community.”

Year C                                               The Baptism of the Lord                                          9th January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES    

  Sat 8th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Dolores Gaffney.   Sun 9th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick.  Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm  Frank Brady.   Joe & Kitty Bray.     Sun 16th 11.00am  Pat Smith.

 

Killulagh: Sun 9th 9.30am  John & Ellen Ivory, son Loman & Ellen Devery. Sun 16th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.

  1. I. P. Tommy Mc Gowan. Clonmellon. brother of Michael Mc Gowan, Addinstown. and Margaret Smith. Clonmaskill,

Mary Leonard.  London sister- in-law of Marion Murtagh. Moyleroe.   Monica Brecknell. Navan.  sister of John & Des

Kiernan. Johnstown.

Offertory €615.    Ren. Fund:   Weekly. €1,210.  Monthly  €640.     

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this Sun 9th January and again on

 Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Catholic School’s Week: 23rd January-30th January. There will be more information on the theme for each day in the

bulletin  next week.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation.

(€1,050 has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the many

 divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Westmeath Sports Partnership: Are running a six week programme entitled Activator Poles in Delvin Sports & Leisure

Centre starting on Tuesday 18th January from 11am-12noon. Cost €15 for the six weeks.  Register through Eventbrite link or

contact Martina O’ Brien @ westmeathcoco.ie to receive a link.

The Baptism of Jesus and Ours

Jesus’s baptism is the pattern also of ours. In baptism we go down with Christ into the waters of death, and our sins

 are drowned in those waters. And because we have gone down with Christ, we also come up from the waters

together with him and hear—mighty and majestic—the Father’s voice directed to us as well. It pronounces a new

name for each of us, in the depths of each of our hearts “Beloved! In whom I am well pleased”. We hear the name  as

ours not because of any good deeds we have done but because Christ in his overflowing love willed to share his

 relationship to his Father with us.

Homiletic Directory. no. 137.

 

Year C                                 The Second Sunday after Christmas                                2nd January, 2022.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                   

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES   

  Sat 1st 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 5th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mass.  Fri 7th (First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  7.30pm Bridget & Peter Cooke. Robinstown.  Sat 8th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM.  Dolores Gaffney.   Sun 9th 11.00am Richard & Lil Mullen, son Jimmy & baby Patrick.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 2nd 9.30am Willie Dunne & DFM.  Thurs 6th ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am Mass.    Sun 9th 9.30am

John & Ellen Ivory, son Loman & Ellen Devery.

  1. I. P. Jim Flynn. Killough, Bracklyn. Annie Mc Cormack. Mullingar. mother of Martin Mc Cormack. Dunganstown,

Delvin. Frances Fitzpatrick. Addinstown, Delvin.

Christmas Offertory:   €1,630. Sunday Offertory: €535.    Christmas Offerings:  €5,135.     

Christmas Offerings:  Thanks again to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Thursday 6th January. Vigil Mass in Delvin  on Wed 5th at 7.30pm.  There will

9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Thurs 6th  and 11.00am Mass in Delvin.   It is a Holy Day.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 9th January and again on

 Sunday 23rd January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

the Bishop’s Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Church Bell: Some repairs have been carried out to the Church bell and it is operating again. Further repairs will be needed 

in the next few months. The total cost of repairs will be €2,000 (approx). Thanks to those who have made a donation. (€800

has been donated so far). Any further donations will be welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Tue 18th -25th January is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the many

 divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

 you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great

 feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men(magi) from the East, together with his Baptism

in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring pagan

religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of Salvation through the

Incarnation.

 

Important Dates for 2022.

2nd March, Ash Wednesday                             7th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

17th April, Easter Sunday.                               8th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

5th June, Pentecost Sunday.                             13th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Thursday 6th January        All Saints, Tuesday 1st November.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday 17th March                      Immaculate Conception, Thursday 8th December.

Feast of the Assumption, Monday 15th August.            Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December.

 

Year C                           The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph                    26th   December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sun  26th 11.00am Bill Anderson.  Mon 27th 10.00am Tom & Bridgie Brennan.  Tue 28th 10.00am Larry Murtagh. 

Wed 29th 10.00am DFM Kearrney Family.  Thurs 30th 10.00am Mass.  Fri 31st 10.00am Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney  Sun 2nd 11.00am   Kyran Smyth.  Bernie Clune.

 

Killulagh:   Sun 26th 9.30am   Fr. Joseph Troy.  Sun 2nd 9.30am Willie Dunne & DFM.

  1. I. P. Maisie Carolan. Geehanstown, Delvin. mother of Pat Carolan. Ballinvalley, Delvin. Liam Ward. The Downs,

Mullingar. brother of Francey Reilly. Mullingar.   Nancy Farrelly. Clonmellon. mother of Nuala Gillick. Rosmead, Delvin.

Offertory:   €800.   Christmas Offerings:  €2,410.     

Christmas Offerings:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

World Day of Peace: Jan 1st is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Feast of the Epiphany: Will be celebrated on Thursday 6th January. It is a Holy Day.

Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next, December 27th.

Church Bell: The bell in Delvin Church is not working at present. The company that service the bell have examined it and

have told us that a number of parts need to be replaced. The total cost of repairs would be €2,000(approx). If anybody would

 like to make a donation towards the cost of repairs, it would be most welcome.

 St. Scire Community Employment: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21,

  interested in  upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

  Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

  paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

 Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

 you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

 Feast of Mary, Mother of God. ( January 1st ).

 At the message of an angel, the Virgin Mary received the word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave life to

  the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the

  Redeemer.

 New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2022. Thanks to everybody for

 their generosity and support in the past year.

 

Important Dates for 2022.

2nd March, Ash Wednesday                             7th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

17th April, Easter Sunday.                               8th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

5th June, Pentecost Sunday.                             13th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

Church Holydays

The Epiphany of the Lord, Thursday 6th January        All Saints, Tuesday 1st November.

St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday 17th March                      Immaculate Conception,Thursday 8th December.

Feast of the Assumption, Monday 15th August.            Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December.

 

The Sacrament of Marriage.

Just as of old God encountered his people with a covenant of love and fidelity, so our Savior, the spouse of the

Church, now encounters Christian spouses through the sacrament of Matrimony. Christ dwells with them, gives

them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they have fallen , to forgive one

another, to bear one another’s burdens, to  ‘be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ, and to love one

 another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. In the joys of their love and family life he gives them here on

earth a foretaste of the wedding feast of the Lamb’.

                                                                                     (Catechism of the Catholic Church) 1032.

      Year C                                             Fourth Sunday of Advent                                   19th  December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 18th 6.30pm   Bridie Carolan & Cathy Sullivan.   Margaret & Michael Malone.   Sun 19th 11.00am  Nancy Neville.  Bernadette Kelly. Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( Christmas Eve) 5.00pm and 7.00pm Mass.  Saturday 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Sun  26th 11.00am Bill Anderson. 

Killulagh:   Sun 19th 9.30am    Paddy & Anna Cassidy.      Sat 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.    Sun 26th 9.30am  

Fr. Joseph Troy.

Offertory:   €695.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 155. Monthly €190.     

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

  final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

  quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

  That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

   thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

   Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

   Adoration: There will be no Adoration in Killulagh Church on Monday next, December 27th.

   Church Bell: The bell in Delvin Church is not working at present. The company that service the bell have examined it and

    have told us that a number of parts need to be replaced. The total cost of repairs would be €2,000(approx). If anybody

    would like to make a donation towards the cost of repairs, it would be most welcome.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

    upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

    Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

    paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

   St. Vincent de Paul: A very big thank you to everyone for the wonderful response to the St. Vincent de Paul annual

    appeal. The amount collected was over €3,400 which is being distributed to local people to help alleviate the financial

    pressures associated with this time of the year. We also thank our local shops and businesses making collection boxes

    available to their customers, also thank you to the Men’s Shed for helping marshal the Drive Through.

    Delvin SVP team wish you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

   Alone: Manage a national support line for older people who have concerns or facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. If

   you need support this Christmas please call National Support Line on 0818222024 from 8am-8pm.

  Christmas Confessions: There will be Confessions after 9.30am Morning Mass on Wed next, Dec, 22nd , also on Friday

   (Christmas Eve)  from 12-12.30pm.

   Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as  follows:

   Christmas Eve--- 5.00pm,   7.00pm.

   Christmas Day---- Killulagh  9.30am,     Delvin 11.00am.

   Masses from Delvin will be streamed live and outside speaker will be used for 5pm and 7pm Mass on Christmas

   Eve and 11am Mass on Christmas Day.

Christmas Greetings

   We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. We welcome all

   who have come home to be with their families. We think of all who cannot travel this Christmas, or who have to

   work during the Christmas.

      Year C                                              Third Sunday of Advent                                   12th  December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 11th 6.30pm Teresa Mc Cormack.  William &  Catherine Sherlock.  David Anderson.  Sun 12th 11.00am   Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Tom & Mary Heffernan. Mon 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 15th 9.30am  Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am  Mgt & Patrick Farrelly, sons and daughters.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 18th 6.30pm   Bridie Carolan & Cathy Sullivan.   Margaret & Michael Malone.   Sun 19th 11.00am  Nancy Neville.  Bernadette Kelly.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 12th 9.30am Pala Sheerin.  Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM. Sun 19th 9.30am Paddy & Anna Cassidy.

Offertory:   €760.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 485. Monthly €255.     

Bible  Alive: Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

Advent: This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

 waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

  final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

  quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

  That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

   thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

   Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

   St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath.  He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his

    return he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of

    the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the Saints of Ireland. His Feast 

    Day is this Sunday 12th December.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

    Delvin Youthreach: Are accepting applications , QQI Major Awards at Levels 3 and 4. Laptops provided. Allowances

    paid.  Contact www.Delvinfet.ie or 087-9445359

   Christmas Masses: Masses for Christmas Day will be as  follows:

   Christmas Eve--- 5.00pm,   7.00pm.

   Christmas Day---- Killulagh  9.30am,     Delvin 11.00am.

   Masses from Delvin will be streamed live and outside speaker will be used for 11am Mass.

Thy Kingdom Come

This petition makes more explicit the meaning of ‘Hallowed be thy name’. God’s name will be perfectly hallowed

when God’s kingdom comes. God’ kingdom will come when the Lord Jesus returns in glory and hands everything

 over to the Father. The Catechism says; ‘In the Lord’s Prayer, ‘thy kingdom come’  refers primarily to the final

coming of the reign of God through Christs’ return (CCC 2818).  It is the Holy Spirit who prepares the way for the

 coming of the Lord. It is only through the Spirit that we can cry ‘Abba, Father’. ‘Jesus is Lord’ and ‘Come, Lord

Jesus’. ‘Thy kingdom come’ does not  mean abandoning this world and hoping for a deliverance totally from outside.

 It means praying for an increase in Jesus’ invisible rule now, through an intensification of his presence in the

Church, in Christians and in the world, all as preparation and build-up for his return and his visible rule. ‘Since

Pentecost, the coming of that reign is the work of the Spirit of the Lord who ‘complete(s) his work on earth and

brings us the fullness of grace” (CCC 2818).

Year C                                          Second Sunday of Advent                                  5th December,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 5th 11.00am  Noel Lynch.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 7.30pm Vigil Mass.  Wed 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am  George Sweetnan. 

Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm Teresa Mc Cormack.  William &  Catherine Sherlock.  David Anderson.  Sun 12th 11.00am   Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Joseph Gaffney. Printinstown.  Tom & Mary Heffernan.

Killulagh:   Sun 5th 9.30am   Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.  Wed 8th ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass.

Sun 12th 9.30am   Pala Sheerin.   Michael & Gertrude Kiernan & DFM.

    Offertory: €720.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 370. Monthly €365.     

    Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

   Advent: This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are

   waiting  in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his

   final  glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Digital Advent Calender: A popular resource for prayer and reflection during Advent is the interactive digital calendar

   which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie . This year’s calendar theme focuses on the theme of “Hope”. Each day

   during Advent a virtual door can be opened on the calendar containing faith content, including an audio/video reflection.

    Now in its eight year, this digital calendar is a well-received resource for families, schools and parishes as it offers

    suggestions for prayer, charity and penance during this special liturgical season.

   St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

    opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need

    in your community with basics like food, fuel and school.

   Your Donation:

  1. Helps to provide food for a family who is struggling.
  2. Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter
  3. Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniform.

Donating in Person.

  1. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  2. Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  3. Put your name/address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive thru Collection Sat 11th  December

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 11th December between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and masks will be in place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors. You can donate online www.svp.ie  make sure you select North East area so your money goes to our region.  If you need Support and Advice contact 1800677777.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    St. Scire C. E : Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives. If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist is the Lord’s immediate precursor or forerunner, sent to prepare his way.” Prophet of the Most

 High.” John surpasses all the prophets, of whom he is the last. He inaugurates the Gospel, already from his mother’s

womb welcomes the coming of Christ, and rejoices in being “the friend of the bridegroom” whom he points out as

“the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Going before Jesus “in the spirit and power of Elijah.”

John hears witness to Christ in his preaching by his Baptism of conversion, and through his martyrdom. When the

Church celebrates the  liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by

 sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming , the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second

coming. By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire. “He must

increase, but I must decrease.”                             ( Catechism of the Catholic Church,  523-526).

Year C                                          First Sunday of Advent                                  28th  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Pat Lynch.    Billy Moran & DFM.  Sun 28th 11.00am Ruth Lynch   Eugene & Carmel Doherty.  Mon 29th No Mass.  Tue 30th No Mass.  Wed 1st No Mass.  Thurs 2nd No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday 9.30am List of the Dead.   7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney & DFM.  Service for the Dead.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Joe Reilly.  Sun 5th 11.00am  Noel Lynch.

Killulagh:  Sun 28th 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton.    Nancy & John Barry.    Sun 5th 9.30am   Paddy & Betty Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Nellie Doherty. Ballinacor, Delvin.

   Offertory: €645.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 230. Monthly €105.     

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

   Advent Issue on Sale:   Cost €2.

   Advent: This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

    in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

    glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Annual Mass/ Service for the Dead: We will celebrate Mass for all who died during the past year. On Friday December,

   3rd at 7.30pm. During Mass candles will be lighted for each one who died during the year. All are welcome, especially

   families and relatives of those who have died. The usual precautions including the wearing of masks will be in operation.

   St. Vincent de Paul Society: The pandemic has increased pressures on households and reduced donation collection

    opportunities that we usually put in place for December so please remember to give what you can and help people in need

    in your community with basics like food, fuel and school.

   Your Donation:

  1. Helps to provide food for a family who is struggling.
  2. Helps an elderly person keep warm this winter
  3. Helps a young family with education costs like books and uniform.

Donating in Person.

  1. You can leave a donation at the Parochial House in Delvin.
  2. Pass on to one of the local members that may be known to you.
  3. Put your name/address on the envelope and you will be sent a receipt.

Drive thru Collection Sat 11th  December

We will also be setting up a Drive Through Gate Collection on Sat 11th December between 11am-3pm. Enter Church via the Mart entrance and Exit opposite Blue Hackle. SVP collectors with gloves and masks will be place with sealed collection buckets next to the Church doors. You can donate online www.svp.ie  make sure you select North East area so your money goes to our region.  If you need Support and Advice contact 1800677777.

    Priory Institute: Are offering a Free of Charge online Retreat on Lectio Divina reflections on the Advent and Christmas

    Gospels.   Visit the website prioryinstitute.com.

    Viatores Christi: You are invited to attend Free Online Conference of the VIVID;T EU AVI Funded Project on

    Disability –Inclusive Development on Wed 1st Dec starting at 10am. See www.eventbrite.com.

Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles,

Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

of the Sun of justice .

Year B                                          Feast of Christ the King                                  21st  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 20th 6.30pm James, Margaret, 88.ujn  Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Sun 21st 11.00am Dan & Annie Mc Grath, & sister Betty.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Christy Fenlon.  Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  7pm Mass. Deceased  Residents  &  Staff of Muiriosa Foundation. Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Pat Lynch.    Billy Moran & DFM.  Sun 28th 11.00am Ruth Lynch   Eugene & Carmel Doherty. 

Killulagh:  Sun 21st 9.30am   Nugent Family, Bracklyn.   Sun 28th 9.30am   Thomas & Kathleen Clinton. 

Nancy & John Barry.

   Offertory: €780.   Ren. Fund: Weekly € 380. Monthly €275.  Annual €800.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Feast of Christ the King: There will be a solemn celebration of Vespers ( Evening Prayer) in the Cathedral, Mullingar

    this Sun Nov 21st the Feast of Christ the King, at 5pm. While current restrictions may impinge on the celebration, Priests

    and  Parishioners are welcome to attend.  Parish Choirs and Musicians are most welcome. The Cathedral choir will be

    joined by  Ronan Mc Donagh’s  Fuamlaoi  and John O’ Keeffe’s  seminarian choir from Maynooth and the University’s 

    Schola  Gregoriana.

   Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King in the parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church this Sun 21st

   November from 12noon-1pm.

   World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads this Sun 21st at

    our Masses.

   Advent: Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

    in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

    glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time refers to Conversion,

    quoting the prophets , especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Joyful Hope:

   That the salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness,

    thereby granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

   Annual Mass/ Service for the Dead: We will celebrate Mass for all who died during the past year. On Friday December,

   3rd at 7.30pm. During Mass candles will be lighted for each one who died during the year. All are welcome, especially

   families and relatives of those who have died. The usual precautions including the wearing of masks will be in operation.

    St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

     upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

     Delvin Friendship Club: We had our A. G. M. last week and it was decided at the meeting that we would not return

     to the Hall in November as previously planned. The reason is that the number of  Covid 19 Virus Cases is very high.

    We hope  that  2022 will be a better Year for us and we will be able to return.

Advent

The God who comes is a loving Father; we are work of his hands. Our hope in Christ will strengthen us to await

steady and without blame the day of his coming. We are warned against complacency taking God’s gift for granted.

Our God is watching over us, he is the careful potter, the loving father, the good shepherd, the faithful one.

 

Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles,

Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

of the Sun of justice .

        Year B                             Thirty Third Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                     14th  November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 13th 6.30pm  John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 14th 11.00am   Walter Casserly & grand daughter Niamh.     Michael & Mary Brady. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass. Tue 16th 9.30am  James & Mary Gaffney.   Wed 17th 9.30am Kathleen & Tom Monaghan. Martinstown.   Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 6.30pm James, Margaret, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Michael & Teresa White & DFM.  Sun 21st 11.00am Dan & Annie Mc Grath, & sister Betty.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.  Sun 21st 9.30am Nugent Family, Bracklyn.

  1.   I. P. Frank Clarke. Dublin. formerly Delvin. brother of Gerry & Evelyn Clarke. Delvin.

   Offertory: €630.    Nov. Offerings: €2,100.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    November Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings.

    Confirmation 2022: Bishop Deenihan announced details for Confirmation in 2022. Children from this parish will be

    confirmed on Friday, February 11th .

    Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Mass for the Deceased Clergy: Bishop Deenihan will celebrate Mass for six priests from the Diocese who died during

    the Pandemic. The  Mass will take place in the Cathedral, Mullingar on Wednesday next,17th November at 7.30pm.

    Feast of Christ the King: There will be a solemn celebration of Vespers ( Evening Prayer) in the Cathedral, Mullingar on

    Sun Nov 21st the Feast of Christ the King, at 5pm. While current restrictions may impinge on the celebration, Priests and

    Parishioners are welcome to attend.  Parish Choirs and Musicians are most welcome. The Cathedral choir will be joined by

    Ronan Mc Donagh’s  Fuamlaoi  and John O’ Keeffe’s  seminarian choir from Maynooth and the University’s  Schola

   Gregoriana.

   Adoration: To mark the Feast of Christ the King in the parish we will have Adoration in Killulagh Church next Sun 21st

   November from 12noon-1pm.

   Bishops’ Pilgrimage: To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic and

    in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on this Sunday 14th

    November at 3pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in

    Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their

    families.  At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much

    during the pandemic. This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTE News Now

    digital television channel and online. The Bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.

   World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on our roads next Sun 21st at

    our Masses.

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: We thank you for your donations towards the Trocaire Emergency Appeal last weekend.

    The amount  collected was €1,475.

     St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

      upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

     Delvin Friendship Club: We had our A. G. M. last week and it was decided at the meeting that we would not return

     to the Hall in November as previously planned. The reason is that the number of  Covid 19 Virus Cases is very high.

    We hope  that  2022 will be a better Year for us and we will be able to return.

     Modern & Vintage Furniture, Household Sale & Christmas Fare : Will  take place at Muriel & Bill Casey Home.

     The Derries,  Drumcree on Sat 20th Nov from 11am -3pm. Cake Sale ,Tea and Coffee. We would appreciate  if you would

     do some baking for the Cake Sale.   Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

        Year B                             Thirty Second Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                      7th November,  2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 6th 6.30pm Mass.    Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.    Mon 8th  9.30am Dominic Murray.  Tue 9th 9.30am

Brendan Mullen & DFM.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 6.30pm John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 14th 11.00am   Walter Casserly & grand daughter Niamh.     Michael & Mary Brady.

 

Killulagh:  Sun 7th 9.30am  Sheila Aughey.   Vincent & Mary Cully.    Sun 14th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.

   Offertory: €575.    1st Nov. Offertory €90.   Ren. Fund: Weekly  €360.    Monthly  €155.   

    Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    November Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

    Indulgences for the Dead:  Indulgences can also be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day

    from Nov 1st – Nov 8th .

    Confirmation 2022: Bishop Deenihan announced details for Confirmation in 2022. Children from this parish will be

    confirmed on Friday, February 11th .

   Lectio Divina:  Takes place online every Tuesday night for one hour at 8pm. We discuss and reflect on the readings of the

    following Sunday. New members are welcome. To join send your email address to the Parochial House.

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: Over 30 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating hunger

     crisis. An emergency collection is being taken up this weekend to relieve their suffering. Boxes will be placed at the front

     of the Church to receive donations. The boxes will be marked Trocaire Emergency Appeal. Envelopes marked Trocaire

     Emergency Appeal can also be handed in at the Parochial House.

     Mullingar Deanery: Annual Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathwire  on Friday 12th November

     at  7.30pm.

     St. Scire C. E: Have vacancies for Cleaners, Caretakers and General Operatives.  If you are over 21, interested in

      upskilling or Career change and in receipt of Social Welfare Payment. Please contact Eileen at 044-9664931.

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’.

Jesus himself warns us that the path he proposes goes against the flow, even  making us challenge society by the way

we live and, as a result, becoming a nuisance. He reminds us how many people have been, and still are, persecuted

simply because they struggle for justice, because they take seriously their commitment to God and to others. Unless

we wish to sink into an obscure mediocrity, let us not long for an easy life, for ‘whoever would save his life will lose

it’ ( Mt 16:25).

In living the Gospel, we cannot expect that everything will be easy, for the thirst for power and worldly interests

often stands in our way. Saint John Paul 11 noted that ‘a society is alienated if its forms of social organisations,

production and consumption make it more difficult to offer this gift of self and to establish this solidarity between

people’. In such a society politics, mass communications and economic, cultural and even religious institutions

become so entangled as to become an obstacle to authentic human and social development. As a result, the Beatitudes

are not easy to live out; any attempt to do so will be viewed negatively, regarded with suspicion, and met with

ridicule.

 Here we are speaking about inevitable persecution, not the kind of persecution we might bring upon ourselves by

our mistreatment of others. The saints are not odd and aloof,  because of their vanity, negativity and bitterness. The

Apostles of Christ were not like that. The Book of Acts states repeatedly that they enjoyed favour ‘with all the

people’(:47; cf 4:21-33; 5:13), even as some authorities harassed and persecuted them (cf4:1-3,5:17-18).

 Persecutions are not a reality of the past, for today too we experience them, whether by the shedding of blood, as is

the case with so many contemporary martyrs, or by more subtle means, by slander and lies. Jesus calls us blessed

when people ‘utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account’ ( Mt 5;11). At other times, persecution can

take the form of gibes that try to caricature our faith and make us seem ridiculous.

 Accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems; that is holiness.                                                                                                             Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad.(90-94).

        Year B                                    Thirty First Sunday  in Ordinary Time.                      31st  October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 30th 6.30pm  Peter & Mary Walsh.     Andrew Geoghegan & DFM  Perrick Family.    Sun 31st11.00am

 Annabel Loughlin.   Mon 1st ( Feast of All Saints) 11.00am Mass.  Tue 2nd ( Feast of All Souls) 9.30am Mass for the New List of the Dead.   Wed 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy.   Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.     7.30pm James & Patricia Dolan.      Sat 6th 6.30pm Mass.    Sun 7th 11.00am Dermot Kenny.

Killulagh:  Sun 31st 9.30am  Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.   Mon 1st ( Feast of All Saints)  9.30am Mass.

 Sun 7th 9.30am Sheila Aughey.

  Offertory: €1,090.     Ren. Fund: Weekly  €310.    Monthly  €120.   

  Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

  Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

   Bible Alive: Due to the change in trading arrangements between this country and England we are experiencing difficulty

    in getting deliveries of Bible Alive. The November issue has not arrived and there are indications that there will be large

    import duties on future deliveries.

    Mission Sunday: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Offertory Collection last weekend for the Missions.

    List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New List of the

    Dead will be celebrated on Tue 2nd Nov at 9.30am.

    November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

    Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church ad praying for the Pope’s Intentions between 12noon on

    Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . ( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy communion).

    Indulgences can also be obtained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st – Nov 8th .

    Trocaire Emergency Appeal: Over 30 million people across East Africa are struggling to survive a devastating hunger

     crisis. An emergency collection is being taken up next weekend to relieve their suffering. Boxes will be placed at the front

     of the Church to receive donations. The boxes will be marked Trocaire Emergency Appeal. Envelopes marked Trocaire

     Emergency Appeal can also be handed in at the Parochial House.

     Ceili Catholic Mission Community, Kilbeggan: Are having 40 Hours of Adoration  from 1st Nov -5th Nov. It will be

     from 2pm -10pm each day, with Mass at 8pm followed by healing prayers and ending with Benediction at 10pm.  

     theme of the week  will be Family Healing.   Further information call 057-9333100.  Poster on Notice Board.

The Beatitudes

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’

     This Beatitude makes us think of the many endless situations of war in our world. Yet we ourselves are often a

      cause of conflict or at least of misunderstanding. For example, I may hear something about someone and I go off

      and repeat it. I may even embellish it the second time around and keep speaking it… And the more harm it does,

      the more satisfaction I seem to derive from it. The world of gossip, inhabited by negative and destructive people,

      does not bring peace. Such people are really the enemies of peace; in no way are they ‘blessed’. Peacemakers

       truly ‘make’ peace; they build peace and friendship in society. To those who sow peace Jesus makes this

       magnificent promise; “They will be called children of God” ( Mt 5:9). He told his disciples that, wherever they

       went, they were to say; ‘Peace to this house’ ( Lk 10:5). The word of God exhorts every believer to work for

       peace, ‘ along with all who call upon the Lord with a pure heart’ ( cf, 2 Tim 2:22) for ‘the harvest of

       righteousness  is sown in  peace by those who make peace’ ( Jas 3:18). And if there are times in our community

        when we  question what ought to be done. ‘ Let us pursue what makes for peace’ ( Rom 14:19). for unity is

        preferable to conflict. It is not easy to ‘make’ this evangelical peace, which excludes no one but embraces even

       those who are a  bit odd, troublesome or difficult, demanding, different, beaten down by life or simply

       uninterested.  It is hard  work; it calls for great openness of mind and heart, since it is not  about creating ‘a

       consensus on paper or a   transient peace for a contented minority’, or a project ‘by a few for the few’. Nor can it

       attempt to ignore or   disregard conflict; instead, it must ‘face conflict head on, resolve it and make it a link in

       the chain of a new process’. We need to be artisans of  peace for building peace is a craft that demands serenity,

       creativity,  sensitivity and skill.                      Sowing peace all around us; that is holiness.

                                                                                  Pope Francis. Rejoice and be Glad.(87-89).

Year B                    Thirtieth  Sunday  in Ordinary Time.  Mission Sunday                24th October, 2021.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                                  

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES     

 Sat 23rd 6.30pm Jim, Joan, Bernie, Walter & Nora Carroll.  Maggie & Dermot Kenny.  Sun 24th 11.00am Tommy, Cora & Caroline Timmons.  Michael, Mary & Sheila Mullally & son Michael. Mon 25th 9.30am Seamus Gaffney & DFM Gaffney Family, Bracklyn. Tue 26th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 29th 9.30am

Dan & Sheila Brennan.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.   Andrew Geoghegan & DFM  Perrick Family.    Sun 31st 11.00am  Annabel Loughlin.

Killulagh:  Sun 24th 9.30am Joe Callan.  Sun 31st 9.30am Elizabeth, Larry, Tommy & Matt Poynton.

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