Year C                                 Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time.                    13th  October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 6.30pm Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Sun 13th 11.00am George Hamilton & mother Eva.  Martin Smith.  Mon 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass. Wed 16th  No Mass. Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass. Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Andrew Geoghegan.  DFM Perrick Family.  Michael Mullally.  Sun 20th 11.00am

Maggie & Dermot Kenny & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 13th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy

Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €200.         

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Parish Youth Group will be hosting a Coffee morning/Cake Sale after 11am Mass this Sun 13th Oct in Fatima. The money raised will help our young people to attend a Retreat in Donegal at the end of this month. We appreciate your support.

Bible Study: Continues on Tue night at 8pm in Fatima.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”. Next Sunday is Mission Sunday  and we unite on this special day with

 all Churches worldwide. Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our Baptismal call to bring Christ to

others, which is a privilege in itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the

Gospel and our Irish Missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland,

 the working title of the four Pontifical mission societies, organizes the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches

 worldwide. We are invited to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

Vocations to the Priesthood: ‘Jesus, master:; take pity on us!  is the cry of the ten lepers. They see in Jesus the chance of

 healing, reconciliation and a new life. The beauty of Christ is irresistible when people meet it face to face. The function and

 duty of the priest is to make this possible by the preached word and sacraments. If you have considered your life in service

 of God and his people as a priest in the Diocese of Meath.  Contact  Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in

Mullingar frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy for confidential and non -committed information.

Pro Life Film: “Unplanned” which is showing in all Omniplex cinemas and some IMC cinemas around the country at the

 moment is getting very positive reviews. We are encouraging people to go and see it at your local cinema.

Meath Diocesan Pioneers: Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection for Pioneers this Sun 13th Oct from 2pm -6pm in Church of

the Nativity of Our Lady, Kilcormac. All are Welcome.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Winter Dinner Dance: St. Ernan’s are holding their Winter Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Sat 30th Nov in Bloomfield House

Hotel. Tickets €50.each. The event is open to parents, past parents and wider community. Tickets available from the school.

 Fancy Dress: Fancy Dress 25k Fun Cycle on Mon 28th Oct. Registration from 11.30am. Leaving DSLC at 12.30pm. Entry

 Fee €5.  We would appreciate if you can help on the day. Proceeds going towards Delvin Christmas Lights.

Year C                          Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      6th October,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly. Mon 7th No Mass.  Tue 8th No Mass.  Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am John Leonard.  Sat 12th 6.30pm Mossie, James, Elizabeth, Mattie & Bridgie Gilmore.  Sun 13th 11.00am George Hamilton & mother Eva.  Martin Smith.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

Sun 6th 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 13th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Angela Skerry. The Green, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €895.   Ren Fund: Weekly €360. Monthly €85.    Annual: €800.      

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Parish Youth Group will be hosting a Coffee morning/Cake Sale after 11am Mass on Sun 13th Oct in Fatima. The money raised will help our young people to attend a Retreat in Donegal at the end of this month. We appreciate your support.

Bible Study: The next Session will be on Tue Oct 8th in Fatima.  All are Welcome.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Day for Life: This Sunday October 6th we celebrate “Day for Life”. The Catholic Bishops of Ireland, England, Wales and

 Scotland have chosen to focus on domestic abuse as the theme for Day for Life, 2019. We wish to raise awareness of the

 prevalence of this issue across our countries. Leaflets are available in the Churches for Day for Life.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”. Next Fri 11th will be Children’s Day of Mission Prayer.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

NET Ministries: We welcome a  new Team from NET Ministries to the parish. They will be working with young people and

 their families during the coming year. They will work here in the parish two days a week.

Renovation Fund:  The New Year  begins This Sunday Oct 6th . New Boxes have  been delivered. If you are new to the

 parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House on 044-9664127.

Adult  Ed. Group: Will be starting their Winter Programme on Tue 8th Oct at 10.30am. All members and new are welcome.

Community Employment Vacancies: We have currently two vacancies for Groundpersons in the Delvin Area. To apply

 please phone 044-9664931, or call to office at rear of Parochial House.

Athboy Community School: Open Night will be held on Wed night next Oct 9th . This is to allow members of the general

 public to view the new facilities and for the benefit of pupils who wish to enroll in First Year 2020/2021/

St. Patrick’s Hall: Dolmen Productions present “Weighing In” on Sat 12th Oct at 8pm in the Hall. Booking at 044-9664484.

Delvin Tidy Towns: We received 252 points in this years Tidy Towns Competition-an increase of 12 points from last year.

 The Committee would like to thank all who helped in anyway, but especially the Community Employment Workers  who

 ensure that the village looks impeccable at all times. Concluding Remarks from the Judges: Delvin is a handsome village

 with visually striking features and good interpretation on its history and architecture. The Committee needs to attract new

 members and look to their performance in the areas of Sustainability and Nature and Biodiversity.

Year C                          Twenty Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      29th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 28th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  James & Patricia Dolan.  Ezra  Mainwaring.  Sun 29th 11.00am Paddy & Bridie Duffy.

Mon 30th No Mass.  Tue 1st Oct No Mass.  Wed 2nd No Mass.  Thurs 3rd No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Brendan Mullen.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 29th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell  Wed 1st Oct No Mass.  Fri (First Friday) No Mass.  Sun 6th 9.30am Stan Smyth.

 Offertory Collection: €870.   Ren Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €320.    Annual: €120.      

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night in Fatima.  We will continue our study of  St. Matthew’s gospel in this session. Anybody who missed the previous two sessions are welcome to join the group on Tue night.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 27th Sept  -4th  Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney.  We pray for all who are traveling to

 Rome from the parish, especially the sick  this weekend.

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

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced  five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

 new Mysteries are called The Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Day for Life: Next Sunday October 6th we celebrate “Day for Life”. The Catholic Bishops of Ireland, England, Wales and

 Scotland have chosen to focus on domestic abuse as the theme for Day for Life, 2019. We wish to raise awareness of the

 prevalence of this issue across our countries.

Pilgrimage to Knock: A day in Honour of Our Lady  “Calling all Families” to Our Lady on Sat 5th Oct  in Knock Shrine at

 3pm.  Pilgrimage Mass,  followed by Holy Hour to pray for Priests, Bishops and their Dioceses. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Month of Mission: This month of October has been designated by Pope Francis as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. The

 theme for the Month is “Together we are Mission”.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

NET Ministries: A new Team from NET Ministries has started working in the parish. They will introduce themselves at

Masses this week-end.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end this weekend.. The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. New Boxes are been delivered. We thank the collectors for delivering the boxes.

Adult Ed. Group: Will be starting their Winter Programme on Tue 8th Oct at 10.30am. All members and new are welcome.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who supported Coffee Morning last Friday. It was a great success. Meeting next

 Wed Oct 2nd at 8pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Bring and Buy Sale: Will take place at Teresa Mc Cann and Martin Lynch home at Dardistown, Bracklyn next Sat 5th Oct

from 11am -3pm to raise funds for Delvin Hospice. All donations of clothes, bags, shoes are welcome.

     Year C                          Twenty Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      22nd  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Reilly. Sun 22nd 11.00am Thomas  (Tosh) Anderson.  Willie & Nicholas Bray.  Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 25th No Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Alan Geoghegan.  Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  James & Patricia Dolan.  Ezra  Mainwaring.  Sun 29th 11.00am Paddy & Bridie Duffy.

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 22nd 9.30am Ann Kiernan.  Wed 25th 9.30am Mass.. Sun 29th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell

 Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €300. Monthly €120.    Annual: €1,000.      

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study began last Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

 Delvin Pilgrimage to Rome: From 29th Sept  -8th Oct. Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Vocations to the Priesthood: In the Gospel Jesus gives us the image of the Good Shepherd. Christ is the Good Shepherd

 who gave everything on the Cross. His mission is carried on in the Church and in the life and work of the priest. If you have

 ever considered giving your life to Jesus as a priest Contact Fr. Shane in Navan frshane@gmail.com or Fr. Joe in Mullingar

frjoecampbell@gmail.com  or your local clergy.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. will be held at the

 at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

Mullingar Region Pioneer: Novena to Matt Talbot will take place on Wed 25th Sept at 7.30pm in Rochfortbridge Church.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are back in the Hall on Wednesday 25th September at 11am. Please note that we have changed

the day to Wednesday. Hope to see you all back after Summer Break.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed 25th September at 8pm.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

Music Workshop: For Choirs, Singers, Musicians and all who are interested in Church choir will take place in St. Paul’s

Church, Mullingar on Sat 28th Sept at 2.15pm. Dr. John O’ Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music at St. Patrick’s College,

 Maynooth will be directing the Workshop which will last until about 5pm.

Charity Dance: Will take place in the Hall on Fri 27th Sept from 9.30pm. Proceeds from the night will go to Pieta House.

Irish Cancer Society: Are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public

 hospitals nationwide. Contact Laura on 01-2310594, or email transport@irishcancer.ie

Anam Cara: The  organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tue 1st

Oct at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Please book before Mon 30th Sept on 085-2888888.

 

     Year C                          Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                      15th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 14th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly MM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Shane Dugdale MM  Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th No Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Michael Reilly. Sun 22nd 11.00am Thomas ( Tosh) Anderson.  Willie & Nicholas Bray.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 15th 9.30am Mary & Patrick Fox & DFM  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th 7.30pm Paddy Dugdale MM Sun 22nd 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

 Offertory Collection: €760.   Ren Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly €225.          

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. will be held at the

 at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Would like to thank all who supported and donated to the Coffee Morning held recently for

 the Missions. It was a great success.

The Holy Face of Jesus:  A Talk on the Holy Face of Jesus will be held at La Verna Centre, Ballinderry, Mullingar on

Thurs 19th September at 7.30pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Contemplative Retreat:  Takes  place from 20th -22nd September for Young Adults (18-40) in Dalgan Park, Navan.  Contact

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

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Pedal Tractor Run, Cake Sale/ Coffee Morning will take place in the school this Sunday 15th September

 from 11.30am -1.30pm. All are Welcome.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 20th  Sept

 from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

Delvin Men’s Shed: Are having a Clothes Collection next Saturday 21st Sept from 10am -1pm in the GAA Park.

Music Workshop: For Choirs, Singers, Musicians and all who are interested in Church choir will take place in St. Paul’s

Church, Mullingar on Sat 28th Sept at 2.15pm. Dr. John O’ Keeffe, Director of Sacred Music at St. Patrick’s College,

 Maynooth will be directing the Workshop which will last until about 5pm.

  1. S. L. C. : The Committee would like to inform all who use the D. S. L. C that the lights have been turned on in the

 evening and will go out at 10.30pm.

Irish Cancer Society: Are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public

 hospitals nationwide. Contact Laura on 01-2310594, or email transport@irishcancer.ie

     Year C                          Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                       8th  September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th Sept, 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard, Sun 8th Sept 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th No Mass.  Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 14th 6.30pm Larry Farrelly MM.  Sun 15th 11.00am Shane Dugdale MM

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 8th Sept, 9.30am Kathleen & Thomas Clinton.  Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 15th 9.30am Mary & Patrick Fox & DFM

 Offertory Collection: €930.   Ren Fund: Weekly €270. Monthly €90.          

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

Delvin Church Choir: Back singing  this Sunday 8th Sept for 11am Mass.  New members most welcome.

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

The closing date for booking is September 7th.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Monday . We pray for all

pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by Bishop Tom Deenihan..

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

Grandparents Pilgrimage: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place this Sun 8th September at Knock Shrine at

 2.30pm. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge

 the great contribution that grandparents make to Church, to family and to society in teaching and passing on the faith.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund will end on September 29th . The new year will begin on

 Sunday 6th October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be

 delivered soon. If you are new to the parish and would like to subscribe please contact the Parochial House.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Monday 9th September at 8pm in the Hall.   

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 20th  Sept

 from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

St. Patrick’s Hall: Committee present “Percy French at Kilkee” performed by the Percy French Troubadours. It will take

 place on Sat 28th Sept at 8pm. Adm €15. Booking available  from Michael Leonard, or contacting 044-9664484.

  1. S. L. C. : The Committee would like to inform all who use the D. S. L. C that the lights have been turned on in the

 evening and will go out at 10.30pm.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th September. Live Music on the night.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Holy Spirit, by your light

you guide this world towards the Father’s love

and accompany creation as it groans in travail.

You also dwell in our hearts

and you inspire us to do what is good. Praise be to you!

     Year C                          Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.                        1st September,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 31st 6.30pm William Gilroy, Patricia Byrne.  Sun 1st 11.00am Bill & Kitty Donlon & Danny Gilmartin.

Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass,  Tues 3rd 9.30am Mass, Wed 4th No Mass, Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass, Fri 6th (First Friday) 7.30pm Thomas & Mgt Flanagan & DFM, Sat 7th Sept, 6.30pm Jim Joe Murtagh & John Leonard, Sun 8th Sept 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

  Sun 1st 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent, Wed 4th Sept 9.30am Mass, Fri (First Friday) 9.30am Mass (List of the Dead), Sat 7th Sept, 9.30am Tony & Mary Moran, Sun 8th Sept, 9.30am Kathleen & Michael Clinton

  1. I. P. Paddy Dugdale. Bracklyn, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €345. Monthly €105.          

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

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday from 10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meets every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thurs 5th September at 8pm.

Bible Study: A new 10 week session of Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, September 17th.  Meetings will be held in Fatima at 8pm each week.  We plan to follow St. Matthew’s gospel in this session.

Delvin Church Choir: Back singing on Sunday 8th Sept for 11am Mass.  New members most welcome.

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

The closing date for booking is September 7th.  Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan: Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults (18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass,Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov.  For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

The Messenger: Are offering a free Book for New Subscribers in the parishes of Meath Diocese. Poster on Notice Board.

School Re- Opening:  St. Ernan’s N. S will re-open on Mon 2nd Sept.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 6th September from

 9.30am -1pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking.  Hamper in Michael Leonard’s.  Lines cost €5.  

                                                            Prayer of Pope Francis

Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made. You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,

 you became part of this earth, and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.

Today you are alive in every creature in your risen glory.  Praise be to you!

 

     Year C                                   Twenty First  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         25th August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm John Comaskey. Sun 25th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan. Addinstown.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita Leavy & DFM.  Mon 26th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th No Mass.  Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 30th 9.30am Mass. 7pm Mass and burial of Ashes of Babs Moran.  Sat 31st 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Patricia Byrne.  Sun 1st 11.00am Bill & Kitty Donlon & Danny Gilmartin.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 25th 9.30am Colm Newman.  Frances Comaskey.  Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 1st 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent

  Offertory Collection: 15th August. €220.  Offertory Collection: €860.  Ren Fund: Weekly €555. Monthly €300.       Annual  €1,000.    

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

  Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat, Aug 31st . The cost of the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive at 087-9868125 after 2pm. Deposit of €20 when booking.

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

The closing date for booking is September 7th . Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban  Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan: Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults(18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass, Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Marriage Encounter: The Joy of Love in Marriage –A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in

 a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends. Fri 8pm to Sun 4.30pm

will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13-15th Sept, and at the Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th -17th

Nov. For info and to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or 087-7840408.

The Messenger: Are running a free Book  for New Suscribers in the parishes of Meath Diocese. Poster on Notice Board.

School Re- Opening: St. Tola’s N. S will reopen on Thurs 29th Aug. St. Patrick’s ,Crowenstown will also reopen on Thurs

 29th Aug. St. Ernan’s N. S on Mon 2nd Sept.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed Aug 28th at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning and Cake Sale in Carmel Gaffney’s on Fri 6th September from

 9.30am -1pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking  for the cake sale. We will have the Draw for the Hamper

 that is on display in Michael Leonard’s  on the day.  Lines  cost  €5.  

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

September 1st is designated as a Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Below we include part of the Prayer of Pope

 Francis, taken from his encyclical Laudato Si ( 2015)

Father we praise you with all your creatures. They came forth from your all-powerful hand; they are yours, filled

 with your presence and your tender love. Praise be to you!

Year C                                      Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time.                         18th  August,   2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 17th 6.30pm Austin Nugent.  Sun 18th 11.00am Colin Clinton. Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st No Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.   Fri 23rd  9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm John Comaskey. Sun 25th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan. Addinstown.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita Leavy & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

Sun 18th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack. Nuala Poynton, daughter Margaret, son Matt & DFM.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.

Sun 25th 9.30am Colm Newman.  Frances Comaskey.

  1. I. P. Shane Dugdale. Castletown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €440.  Delvin Cemetery: €2,025.  Funeral Mass Collection: €330.  Patron Day Offerings:            €1,135. 

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

  Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at         back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Cemetery Days: Many thanks to all who helped in preparation for Cemetery Days in Killulagh, Crowenstown and Delvin. Special thanks to the participants from Rural Social Scheme and Fas. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us. Thanks to the huge crowd that came to the Church.

Cemetery Extension: We hope to apply for planning permission for an extension to the Cemetery in a few weeks. A drawing of the proposed extension is on display in the Church, and is  also  on display in the cemetery.  Work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings last weekend.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat, Aug 31st . The cost of the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive at 087-9868125 after 2pm. Deposit of €20 when booking.

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Study Theology by distance learning. Now enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on

 Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Takes place on Sat 7th Sept from 9.30am -4pm at Columban  Ecological Institute, Dalgan.

Discovering God’s Plan:Explore how the Lord is be calling You-married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An

Invitation to Young Adults(18-40) on Sat Sept 7th from 9.45am -5pm in La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry,

Mullingar. A prayerful informative day, Mass, Talk on discernment, Adoration, confession, walk and chat.  Contact

Fr.Shane@gmail.com, or Sr. Una at 090-6481666.

Delvin Parish Annual: Thanks to all who contributed to the 33rd Edition of the Parish Annual. Congratulations to the

 Editorial Committee.  Apologies for any errors or omissions in this issue. Any errors brought to our notice will be corrected

in a future issue. Thanks to the Ladies who helped with the sale of the parish Annual in the Church. Copies are on sale in

 Michael Leonard’s, or daybreak. Cost €8.  

 

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

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

   Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Cemetery Extension: We hope to apply for planning permission for an extension to the Cemetery in a few weeks. A drawing of the proposed extension is on display in the Church, and will also be on display in the cemetery this week-end. Work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

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

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

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this Thursday is the Patron Day of the Church. It is a day of special grace for the whole parish and an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Assumption and its significance for us. Through the intercession of Mary we can pray for the grace and blessings we need for ourselves and our Parish.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat, Aug 31st . The cost of the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive at 087-9868125 after 2pm. Deposit of €20 when booking.

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

 weekend. Amount collected was €568.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Study Theology by distance learning. Now enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on

 Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

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

 be copies available in the local shops.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Bridgie Sheerin.

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

   Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

Cemetery Extension: We hope to apply for planning permission for an extension to the Cemetery in a few weeks. A drawing of the proposed extension will be on display in the Church this week-end and in the cemetery next week-end and work will begin as soon as finances is available. Donations towards the work would be welcome.

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Nov4th -12th . Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan.

Priory Institute: Study Theology by distance learning. Now enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on

 Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

Today’s Readings

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

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

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

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

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

Priory Institute: Study Theology by distance learning. Now enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on

 Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

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

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

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

Today’s Readings

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community.   Alfie Oliver Moran.  Emily Heffernan.  Sarah Durkin.  Adam Patrick Mc Enroe.  Billy Patrick Walsh.  Eoin John Vaughan.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

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

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

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

Gaffney’s at 9.15am sharp.

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. Study Theology by distance learning. Now

 enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

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

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

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

 Proceeds going to the Missions. We appreciate your support.

Today’s Readings

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

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

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

 

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

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

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

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. Study Theology by distance learning. Now

 enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

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

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

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

 Proceeds going to the Missions. We appreciate your support.

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH

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

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

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

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

 Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th July,  at 8pm.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300.

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

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

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

Priory Institute: Online Summer School 2 week course begins on 15th July. Study Theology by distance learning. Now

 enrolling for Autumn, 2019. Contact 01-4048124.  Poster on Notice Board.

Formation Programme: For Young Adults starting August 2019, ending June 2020. This programme is run by Ceili

Catholic Community. Poster on Notice Board with further details. Contact 057-9333100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

Sun 7th 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

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

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

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

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th July,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

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

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

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

 every blessing.

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

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

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

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

 a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendship.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Year C                                               Feast of Corpus Christi                                               23rd June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Peggy Lenihan.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

 Offertory Collection:   €1,070  Ren Fund:  Weekly €320. Monthly  €100.    

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th July,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year C                                                The Most Holy Trinity                                                16th  June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

Lila O’ Farrell

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th July,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

 from Carmel Gaffney’s.

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Trinity and the Liturgy

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

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

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

all gifts, the Holy Spirit. ( Catechism of the Catholic Church 1082).

Year C                                                       Pentecost Sunday                                                 9th June,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

Pentecost Sunday: This  Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy Spirit which the believers received on the First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our Confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Alice at 087-4147871

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Bernie Mc Grath.

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

Sun 9th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

Pentecost Sunday: Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost which completes the celebration of Easter. The gift of the Holy Spirit which the believers received on the First Pentecost is received by every believer in baptism and confirmation. The gift of the Holy Spirit is received many times, especially at Pentecost. At Masses we pray for a renewal of the grace of our Confirmation.

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

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

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

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

 Tom Deenihan.

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

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

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

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

 night. We appreciate your support.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Year C                                               Sixth Sunday of Easter                                            26th  May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 night. We appreciate your support.

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

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

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

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

 vetting process.

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

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

Pentecost

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

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

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

comes”.  (CCC, 1076)

Year C                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                            19th  May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

Confessions: 6pm.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 night. We appreciate your support.

Missionary Disciples

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that Christian Families may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

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

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life in the Spirit Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 taking part

Year C                                              Third Sunday of Easter                                            5th May,  2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

Prayer for Vocations: O, Jesus send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting Holy Apostles, Saintly Priests, Heroic Missionaries, dedicated Sisters and Brothers. Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a Vocation. Grant that Christian Families may desire to give to your Church helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen.

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300

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

 Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

Life in the Spirit Seminars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 taking part.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

Confessions: 6pm.

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ---made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “ The whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. (St. Paul11).

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300

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

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

 House as soon as possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Struggle of St. Thomas

The struggle for faith experienced by Thomas leads us to think on the meaning of faith in the risen Christ. We do

 not depend on physical experience of Christ but know his presence in keeping God’s commandments, and as

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

 thankful one, always blessing God for a sure hope through the resurrection of Christ.

      Year C                                                    Easter Sunday                                                    21st  April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 Nicholas Grassick.

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery---the whole mystery of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ---made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “ The whole octave of Easter is like a single day” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. (St. Paul11).

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300

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

 €995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

 House as soon as possible.

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

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

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

 Festival on Sat 4th & Sun 5th May.

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

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

Baptismal Promises

The proclamation of the Word in the Sunday Eucharist celebration takes on the solemn tone found in the Old

 Testament at moments when the covenant was renewed, when the law was proclaimed and the community of Israel

was called—like the people in the desert at the foot of Mount Sinai--- to repeat its “yes”, renewing its decision to be

faithful to God and to obey his commandments. In speaking his word, God awaits our response , a response which

Christ has already made for us with his “Amen” and which echoes in us through the Holy Spirit so that what we

hear may involve us at the deepest level.

                                                                                     St. John Paul 11 –Keeping the Lords’ Day Holy.

      Year C                                                        Palm Sunday                                                     14th  April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh  on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

experience God’s mercy and healing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Year C                                              Fifth  Sunday of Lent                                            7th April, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

 relieve suffering. Spare boxes in the Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 youthretreats@gmail.com. Poster on Notice Board.

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

 Abroad at 01-6359300

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

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

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

Holy Week

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

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

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

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

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

death and Resurrection to the Church.

Year C                                              Fourth  Sunday of Lent                                             31st  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  at 8pm.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 relieve suffering. Spare boxes in the Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

The Prodigal Son

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

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

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

 

Year C                                               Third  Sunday of Lent                                              24th  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 relieve suffering. Spare boxes in the Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€40. We appreciate your support.

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

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

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

can help is invited to come along.

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

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

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

 

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 relieve suffering. Spare boxes in the Church.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€40. We appreciate your support.

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

Prayer of St. Patrick

What return can I make to him for all his goodness to me? What can I say or what can I promise to my Lord since

any ability I have comes from him? Suffice it for him to look into my heart and mind: for I am ready and indeed

greatly desire it that he should give me his cup to drink, as he gave it to others who loved him. My only prayer to

God is that it may never happen that I should leave his people which he won for himself at the end of the earth. I

ask God for perseverance, to grant that I remain a faithful witness to him for his own sake until my passing from this

life.                                                         Confession of St. Patrick.

Year C                                             First Sunday of Lent                                               10th  March, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Offertory Collection:  €885.  Ren Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly €240.  Annual: €900.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

Fatima at 8pm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Message for Lent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

power to all of creation.

                                                                                  Message of Pope Francis.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

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

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

 Lent. For more information contact the Parochial House..

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

“The virtue of temperance disposes us to avoid every kind of excess: the abuse of food, alcohol, tobacco, or medicine.

Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkerness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others’ safety on the road, at sea, or

in the air”.  ( CCC 2290)

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

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

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

distributed at Morning Mass in Killulagh and Evening Mass in Delvin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

 

 Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

more information contact the Parochial House..

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Our Father”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a good lesson from Jesus. Do not forget this.

                                                                                         Pope Frances.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th 6.30pm Michael Garry.  Sun 17th 11.00am  Pat & Mary Smith & daughter Noeleen Smith.  Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th No Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm Peg & James Robinson.  Sun 24th 11.00am T. J & Kathleen O’ Driscoll.  William & Elizabeth Gilmore.

 

  Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

 and guide.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

11am Masses. We invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows and

 give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshments will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Table Quiz, and other forthcoming events. Please attend.

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

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

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

 

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

  Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

11am Masses. We invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows and

 give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshments will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Day of the Sick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                         Message of His Holiness Pope Francis.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

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

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

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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

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

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

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

€995. Contact Alice at 087-4147871.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Role of the Parents

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

                                                                                   Archbishop of Denver.

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

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

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

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

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

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

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

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

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

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

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up this weekend January 27th . The

 Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese. These include

Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools,The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 in Delvin.

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

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

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

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

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

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019 , or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

The Effects of Confirmation

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1303) tells us that Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace:

  • It roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry.”Abba Father” :
  • It unites us more firmly to Christ:
  • It increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us:
  • It renders our bond with the Church more perfect: (and)
  • It gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.

                                                                                                          Catechism of the Catholic Church.

      Year C                                       Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                                20th  January, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 19th 6.30pm Frank Brady.  Sun 20th 11.00am Edward & Stasia Curran. Dick, Lil & Jimmy Mullen & baby Patrick.

Mon 21st 9.30am Larry Allen & DFM.  Tue 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran.  Sun 27th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Martina Yeoman.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 20th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.  Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 27th 9.30am Larry & Bridget Whelehan & DFM

  1. I. P. Pat Cullen, who died in England, brother of Christine Flynn. Castleview, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €860.  Needs of the Diocese €1,135.  Ren Fund: Weekly €375. Monthly €150. Annual : €1,800.

Bible Alive: January issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up next weekend January 27th . The

 Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the Diocese. These include

Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to the Bishop’s National

Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400. Thanks to all who contributed to last week’s collection.

Bible Study Group: Meet on Tue night in Fatima.. New members are welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Fri 18th January to 25th January is a week of prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of

the many divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with

 Christians all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

The theme for the week this year is “justice and only justice you shall pursue”.(Deuteronomy 16:18-20) There is also a verse

of scripture suggested for reflection each day. The following are the verses for the next six days   Sun 20th  The Lord is

gracious and merciful to all. Psalm  145:8  Mon 21st Be content with what you have. Hebrews 13:5.  Tue 22nd To bring good

news to the poor. Luke 4:18.  Wed 23rd  The Lord of hosts is his name. Jeremiah 10:16.  Thurs 24th  Woman, great is your

faith. Matthew 15:28.  Fri 25th The Lord is my light and my salvation. Psalm  27:1.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: This Sunday 20th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Confirmation Preparation: A meeting for Parents will be held in St. Ernans School on Mon 21st at 8pm.

A Retreat for the children preparing for Confirmation will take place on Friday, Jan 25th .

Catholic Schools Week: Will take place from Jan 27th –Feb 3rd . The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is Catholic

 Schools: Celebrating the work of Our Local Catholic Schools. Activities will be arranged in each school during the week.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your

support as always will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds going to Northwestmeath Hospice and Irish Cancer Society.

Crowenstown N. S: Open Day on Sunday 27th January from 12noon -2pm. All  Welcome. We look forward to seen you.

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019 , or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

      Year C                                        The Baptism of the Lord                                           13th  January, 2019

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. David Dunne.   Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Laetitia Cullen & DFM     Joe & Kitty Bray. Mon 14th 9.30am Cathy Sullivan.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th No Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Frank Brady.  Sun 20th 11.00am Edward & Stasia Curran.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 13th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 20th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent

  1. I. P. Betty Kelleghan. Graftonstown, Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €775.  Ren Fund: Weekly €310. Monthly €80. Annual : €750.

Bible Alive: January issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th February, 2019  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima from 7.30pm -9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

 Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

 the Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Bible Study Group: Resumes on Tuesday next Jan 15th at 8pm in Fatima. New members are welcome.

Christian Unity Week: From Fri 18th January to 25th January is a week of prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of

the many divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join with

 Christians all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

The theme for the week this year is “justice and only justice you shall pursue”.(Deuteronomy 16:18-20) There is also a verse

of scripture suggested for reflection each day. The following are the verses for the first three days Fri 18th  Let justice roll

down like waters. Amos 5:24.  Sat 19th Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’. Matthew 5:37.  Sun 20th  The Lord is

gracious and merciful to all. Psalm  145:8

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Next Sunday 20th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Takes place from Mon 4th Nov – Tue 12th Nov, 2019. Led by Bishop Tom

 Deenihan, Bishop of Meath. Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Confirmation: Enrolment for Confirmation takes place this weekend. Please pray for the young people preparing for

 Confirmation and for their parents and families.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

Crowenstown N. S: Open Day on Sunday 27th January from 12noon -2pm. All  Welcome. We look forward to seen you.

St. Tola’s N. S: Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed 30th  January from 6pm -7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Ernan’s N. S: Open Evening will be held on Thurs Jan 31st  from  6.30pm-8.30pm. If your child is due to start school in

 Sept, 2019, or in the coming years you are invited to come along to see what our school has to offer on the Open Evening. 

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2019 will take place in St. Ernan’s, St. Tola’s and St. Patrick’s

 Crowenstown, N. S.  from Mon 28th  –Fri 1st Feb between 2pm -3pm. Call to the school and complete application form.

Delvin Branch of St. Vincent De Paul: Would like to thank all the parishioners for their generous contribution to Annual

Christmas Appeal. All the donations have been distributed to people in need in local area. A big thank you to David Smyth

Catering for supplying and cooking Christmas Dinners that were distributed on Christmas Day in Delvin Area.

 

Year C                                        The Epiphany of the Lord                                            6th January, 2019[

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30 pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 6th 11.00am Kyran Smyth, Bernie Clune Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 11th 9.30am Mass. 

Sat 12th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Sun 13th 11.00am Joseph & Laetitia Cullen & DFM     Joe & Kitty Bray.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 6th 9.30am Margaret Manny.   Paddy & Christy Gill & DFM.    Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 13th 9.30am

Chris Callaghan.

Offertory Collection:  €930.  Ren Fund: Weekly €845. Monthly €300. Annual : €2,350.

Bible Alive: January issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in  Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Feast of the Epiphany: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

 Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

 the Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Meath Diocesan Vocations Committee: Invitation to a Young Adult Retreat for people between the ages 18-40 in

 Franciscan Retreat Centre, Ballinderry, Mullingar on Sat 12th Jan from 9.45am-5pm. Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666 or Fr.

 Shane at 057-9321587. Poster on Notice Board.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great

 feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus  by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his Baptism

in the Jordan and the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee. In the magi, representatives of the neighbouring  pagan

religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the

 Incarnation.

                                                                                  Catechism of the Catholic Church

      Year C                                        Feast of the Holy Family                                            30th  December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 29th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 30th 11.00am Carmel Doherty MM  Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 12noon  (World Day of Peace)  Bill Anderson. Wed 2nd No Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass. Fri 4th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke, Robinstown.  Sat 5th 6.30 pm Patrick, Jenny & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis.  Sun 6th 11.00am Kyran Smyth, Bernie Clune. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 30th 9.30am Loman Ivory. Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 6th 9.30am Margaret Manny. Paddy & Christy Gill & DFM.

Offertory Collection:  €755.  Christmas Offerings: €7,390.  Christmas Offertory: €2,550.

Bible Alive: January issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be  Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm. in Delvin. No Adoration from 6pm -10pm. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.00am-11.00am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Christmas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick this  Sunday 30th at 10.30am. The Priest

will not visit the sick the first week in January.

Feast of the Epiphany: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany.

World Day of Peace: Jan 1st  is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming year.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 13th January and again on

 Sun 27th January. The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided by the

 Diocese. These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools, as well as a contribution to

 the Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by the Parish is €5,400.

Delvin G. A. A: Are hosting Lipsync in Knightsbrook, Hotel Trim Sat Jan 5th at 8pm. There is a Children’s Movie evening

 on Thurs Jan 3rd at 5pm in the Hall.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 20th January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

New Year Greetings: We wish all our Parishioners every blessing and success for 2019. Thanks to everybody for their

generosity and support in the past year.

The Grace of Marriage

Christ is the source of this grace. “Just as of old God encountered his people with a covenant of love and fidelity, so

 our Saviour, the spouse of the Church, now encounters Christian spouses through the sacrament of Matrimony”.

Christ dwells with them, gives them the strength to take up their crosses and so follow him, to rise again after they

 have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another’s burdens, to ”be subject to one another out of reverence for

 Christ,” and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love. In the joys of their love and family life

he gives them here on earth a foretaste of the wedding feast of the Lamb:

                                                                                                Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1642.

Feast of Mary, Mother of God.

At the message of an angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave life to

 the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer.

Important Dates for 2019.

15th February, Confirmation.                                                4th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

6th March, Ash Wednesday                                        5th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown    

21st April, Easter Sunday.                                          10th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

11th May, First Holy Communion.

9th June, Pentecost Sunday.

 

      Year C                                         Fourth Sunday of Advent                           23rd December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 22nd 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Gaffney. Mon 24th ( Christmas Eve) 6.30pm Mass.  Sun 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.  Wed 26th No Mass.  Thurs 27th 10.00am Larry Murtagh.  Fri 28th 10.00am DFM Kearney family.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Nancy Neville.  Sun 30th 11.00am Carmel Doherty MM

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 23rd 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes & DFM  Tue 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am  Wed 26th 10.00am Mass. 

Sun 30th 9.30am Loman Ivory.

  1. I. P. Joe O’ Reilly. Castletown House, Delvin. Kathleen Kennedy. Collinstown, sister of Noreen Clarke. Delvin. Offertory Collection: €1,135.   Ren Fund: Weekly €325.  Monthly €150.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be no Adoration on Monday in Delvin.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10.30am-11.30am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sunday 30th at 10.30am. The Priest will not visit the sick the first week in January.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. We thank you for all the fundraising and support we

get every year. We appreciate it.

Delvin Friendship Club: Wish all our Members and Friends a very Happy Christmas. Thanks for all your help and support.

Delvin G. A. A: Are hosting Lipsync in Knightsbrook, Hotel Trim Sat Jan 5th at 8pm. The Club is having a mini league

 hurling at 10.30am,  St. Stephen’s Day and  there is a  Children’s Movie evening on Thurs Jan 3rd at 5pm in the Hall.

Christmas Message

Let us celebrate Christmas this year!! Christmas is, above all, a religious feast when we commemorate the love of

 God for us, manifested by the sending of his only Son to a stable in Bethlehem. While there are worthwhile and

 beneficial social as well as economic consequences, a Christmas celebration without reference to Christ is both

meaningless and empty. Christmas cannot be reduced to a ‘Happy Holiday’ or a celebration devoid of Christ. It is

unfortunate that the essentials of Christmas, the infant Jesus, the Crib and Christmas worship are often set aside.

The feast of Christmas is the most inclusive of all feasts, God made Man to lead us to God! This year, let us try to

 keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas and let us try to imitate, as best we can, the generosity of the God who

 became man for us.

                                                                                      Christmas Message from Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.

      Year C                                         Third Sunday of Advent                            16th December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 16th 11.00am  Dermot Kenny MM.  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Mattie, Bridgie, James & Elizabeth Gilmore.  Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass. Wed 19th No Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Joe & Pauline Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Joe Gaffney.

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 16th 9.30am Sheila Aughey MM.  Pala Sheerin & DFM   Wed  19th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Thomas & Mary Downes & DFM

 Offertory Collection:  8th Dec  €705.  Sunday  €985.   Ren Fund: Weekly €335.  Monthly €145.

Bible Alice: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th January,2019  at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Sadie Ann Tuite.  Maggie Roisin Leonard.  Alexander Murray.  Lucy Rose Scally.   Michael Seamus Clune.   Caitlyn Patricia Flynn.   Donnacha O’ Grady.  Everly Hope Doyle.  Alfie John Gough.  Jamie Lee Jones.  Carley Megan Kilmurray.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Advent: This is the Third Sunday of Advent.  It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”  Joyful Hope: That the

 salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

 granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Tusla: Are running a recruitment campaign to look for foster carers for children between ages of birth and 18yrs throughout

 the Midlands. See poster on Notice Board for further information.

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on Wed 19th  Dec at 7.30pm.  In

Athboy on Thursday 20th Dec  at 7.30pm, and Clonmellon on Friday 21st Dec  at 7.30pm.

Confessions:

Monday 24TH December

Killulagh Church at 12noon                                       Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm in Delvin Chutch

Christmas Day: 9.30am In Killulagh                                     11.00am in Delvin.

 

Advent

524 When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the

 Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire

for his second coming,  By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his

desire: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

                                                                                  Catechism of the Catholic Church.

 

Year C                                          Second Sunday of Advent                             9th December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray. Sun 9th 11.00am Annabel Loughlin MM 

Mon 10th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 11th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 12th No Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Nancy Lenihan.  Sun 16th 11.00am  Dermot Kenny MM.  Ernie & Peggy Lenihan.  Mattie, Bridgie, James & Elizabeth Gilmore. 

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 9th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Sheila Aughey MM.

 Pala Sheerin & DFM

  1. I. P. Noel Flanagan. England, brother of Carmel Gaffney. Main St, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €880.   Ren Fund: Weekly €415.  Monthly €145.

Bible Alice: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Christmas Preparation: We will hold an evening of Prayerful  Preparation  for Christmas in Fatima on Tuesday next, December 11th , beginning at 8pm. The evening will be led by Fr. Seamus Heaney and will include reflection on the readings, prayers and liturgy of the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Everybody is welcome. Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and members of  Parish Groups are asked to attend.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This is the Second Sunday of Advent.  It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”  Joyful Hope: That the

 salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

 granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath. He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his return

 he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of

 the great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland. His Feast

 Day is on Wed next, 12th December.

Confessions: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions for Christmas in Delvin Church on Wed 19th  Dec at 7.30pm.  In

Athboy on Thursday 20th Dec  at 7.30pm, and Clonmellon on Friday 21st Dec  at 7.30pm.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place in the Hall next Thurs 13th Dec at 5pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place this weekend 8th /9th Dec.  Your support will be appreciated.

St. Ernan’s N. S : Christmas Craft Sale and Coffee Morning will take place in the school on next Friday 14th December

 from 10am -12noon. All are Welcome.

Advent

1095 For this season the Church, especially during Advent and Lent and above all at the Easter Vigil, re-reads and

 re-lives the great events of salvation history in the “today” of her liturgy. But this also demands that catechesis help

 the faithful to open themselves to this spiritual understanding of the economy of salvation as the Church’s liturgy

 reveals it and enables us to live it.

                                                                                                         Catechism of Catholic Church.

      Year B                                            First Sunday of Advent                             2nd December, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st 6.30pm Kevin Bray. Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Joe Reilly. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am David Anderson.  Wed 5th No Mass. Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 7th ( First Friday) Owen & Bridget Gaffney. Sat 8th ( Feast of Immaculate Conception) 11.00am Margaret & Michael Malone.  Vigil  Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  Dan & Elizabeth Gray. Sun 9th 11.00am Annabel Loughlin MM

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 2nd 9.30am  Patrick Mc Hale.  Nancy & Jack Barry.  Wed 5th 9.30am |Mass.  Sat 8th ( Feast of Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 9th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM

  1. I. P. Carmel Doherty, Ballinvalley, Delvin. Gordon Cook, England father-in-law of Andrew Mainwaring, formerly Addinstown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection:   €890.   Ren Fund: Weekly €520.  Monthly €70.

Bible Alice: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 6th December at 8pm.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 7th  December at 7.30pm,

during Mass. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend. ( Please note change of date).

Advent: Advent begins this Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting

 in memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final

glorious coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion,

quoting the prophets, especially John the Baptist. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”  Joyful Hope: That the

 salvation already accomplished by Christ and the reality of grace in the world will mature and reach their fullness, thereby

 granting us what is promised by faith, and we shall become like him for we shall see him as he really is.

Mullingar Choral Society: “A Christmas Festival” with Mullingar Choral Society, Mullingar Town band will be held in

 Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 2nd Dec at 7pm. Tickets available from Cathedral Shop or door on the night. Cost €10.

Youth 2000: The Annual Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat takes place from 7th -9th Dec in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare

Further information email office@youth2000.ie or call 01-6753690

Medjugorje Pilgromages: April – Oct, 2019. 7 nights from €279.  Contact 01-4434510 for further information.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall this Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Table Quiz: Table Quiz in Blue Hackle Inn on Fri 7th Dec. It is a mini fundraiser for LipSync. Starts at 9pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up for the Presentation night on Wed. The amount of money

 handed over to Mr. John Shaw was €30,000. A big thank you to all the people from Delvin and surrounding areas who

 organized fundraising events during the past year. We appreciate what you all do for the Hospice Homecare.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place in the Hall on Thurs 13th Dec at 5pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend 8th /9th Dec.  Your support will be appreciated.

The Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

 Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath , with the progressive lighting of its four candles.

 Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

of the Sun of justice.

      Year B                                              Feast of Christ the King                               25th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 25th 11.00am Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty. Mon 26th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy.  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 28th No Mass.  Thurs 29th No Mass.  Fri 30th No Mass.  Sat 1st 6.30pm Kevin Bray. Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Billy Moran.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Joe Reilly.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley. Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.    Sun 2nd 9.30am  Patrick Mc Hale.  Nancy &

Jack Barry.

  1. I. P. Maureen Byrne. Kells. sister of Alice Donlon, Bolandstown, and Teresa Gaffney, Printinstown.

John Christopher Ryan, Trim. father of Julie O’ Brien, Martinstown.

 Offertory Collection:   €875.   Ren Fund: Weekly €320.  Monthly €175.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Feast of Christ the King: This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. There will be Adoration in Delvin  Church from 4pm -5pm. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King. To mark the Feast there will be Evening Prayer and Benediction in the Cathedral at 5pm this Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 7th  December at 7.30pm,

during Mass. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend. ( Please note change of date).

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. Waiting: We are waiting in

 memory of the first humble coming of the Lord in our mortal flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final glorious

 coming as Lord of History and Universal Judge. Conversion: The Liturgy at this time often refers to Conversion, quoting

 the prophets, especially John the Baptst. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”

World Meeting of Families Reunion: A gathering of WMOF2018 participants, volunteers and choirs will be held in

Navan on Fri 30th Nov at 7.30pm. Bishop Deenihan will lead Evening Prayer. It will be followed by a  Social gathering  in

 St.Mary’s Community Centre. Certificates are being prepared for families and participants at the RDS, Croke Park and

Phoenix Park. Please register not later than Wed 28th Nov www.dioceseofmeath.ie/wmof2018reunion/

Mission Awareness: If you are interested in being part of a Mission Team in Meath Diocese to promote and foster mission

 awareness at home and overseas, please come along and join us for a meeting on Tue 27th Nov at 7.30pm at Columbans in

Dalgan Park, Navan. All are Welcome.

Matt Talbot: Mass, followed by Novena to Venerable Matt Talbot for all those affected by addiction, will be held in

 Rochfortbridge Parish Church on Wed 28th Nov at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Mullingar Choral Society: “A Christmas Festival” with Mullingar Chjoral Society, Mullingar Town band will be held in

 Cathedral, Mullingar on Sun 2nd Dec at 7pm. Tickets available from Cathedral Shop or door on the night. Cost €10.

Dalgan: Concert of traditional music will be held at Dalgan this Sun 25th Nov at 3pm.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 28th Nov at 8.30pm in Dolores

Gaffney’s. Everyone is very welcome to attend on the night.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall on Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Table Quiz: Table Quiz in Blue Hackle Inn on Fri 7th Dec. It is a mini fundraiser for LipSync. Starts at 9pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place on Thursday 13th December in the Hall. Any member who was not

 at the Club on Thursday last  and would like to go please contact Alice at 087-4147871 before Fri 30th Novenber  It is

important that you contact us as we have to have a number for the Caterer that will be attending by Monday 3rd December

      Year B                                   Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                   18th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 17th  6.30pm William & Catherine Sherlock.  Pat Lynch.   Sun 18th 11.00am Karl Quinn.  Ger & Maria Sherwin.

Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st No Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 25th 11.00am Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & sister Betty.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 18th 9.30am Mary,& James Nugent & son Sean. Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sun 25th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley.

  1. I. P. Sheila Aughey. Bracklyn, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:   €780.   Ren Fund: Weekly €725.  Monthly €115. Annual €1,850.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th December,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. There will be Adoration in Delvin  Church from 4pm -5pm. The Cathedral in Mullingar is dedicated to Christ the King. To mark the Feast there will be Evening Prayer and Benediction in the Cathedral at 5pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 30th  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: We thank everyone who was so generous to the collection last weekend. This will help to

 defray the cost of hosting the World Meeting of Families event which was held earlier this year. The amount was €1,300.

Persecuted Christians: This Sunday we set aside to pray for Christians who are being persecuted in many parts of the

 world. It is estimated that 200 million Christians are being persecuted in 60 countries. For detailed information about the

 plight of persecuted Christian email info@churchinchains.ie.

Columban Centenary: The Society of St. Columban is celebrating the centenary of its foundation this year. 

We honour  priests  from the  parish who served with the Society. The Feast of St. Columban will be celebrated on Nov 23rd .

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. We are in memory of the

first humble coming of the Lord in our mental flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final glorious coming as Lord

of History and Universal Judge.

St. Tola’s N. S. Bring and Buy takes place this Sun 18th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We would

 appreciate if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy on Sunday.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads this Sunday 18th

November at our Masses.  A Memorial Service for Road Traffic Victims will be held in Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thurs 22nd starting at 11am.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: A. G. M. of the Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade Committee will be held on Thurs 22nd in St.

Patrick’s Hall at 9.15pm. Without an adequate attendance at this meeting and a new organising committee being elected the

 2019 parade will not go ahead. If you are interested in the future of your local parade please attend.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation to Mr. John Shaw will take place on Wed 28th Nov at 8.30pm in Dolores

Gaffney’s. Everyone is very welcome to attend on the night.

Delvin GAA Camogie/ St. Ernans: Are having a Sale of Work in Delvin Hall on Sun 2nd December to raise funds for

 their upcoming LipSync. Anyone wishing to enter a stall or donate items please contact Irene 085-1265198

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture “The Columban Odyssey from Dalgan to Far East-Centenary of

Columban Fathers” by Fr. Neil Collins in St. Columban College this Sunday 18th Nov at 3pm.  All Welcome.

      Year B                                   Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                   11th  November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 10th 6.30am John Fitzpatrick,  Kevin Murphy.  Sun 11th 11am  Watt Casserly & granddaughter Niamh.  Christy Fenlon. Mon 12th 9.30am Mass. Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th No Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th  6.30pm William & Catherine Sherlock.  Pat Lynch.   Sun 18th 11.00am Karl Quinn.  Ger & Maria Sherwin.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 11th Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM.   Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 18th 9.30am Mary,& James Nugent & son Sean.

  1. I. P. Annabel Loughlin. Bracklyn, Delvin. Maureen Mc Cormack. Navan. sister of Kathleen Bray. Crowenstown, Delvin.

Dermot Kenny, son of Michael & Claire Kenny, Ballyhealy Rd, who died in New York.

Offertory Collection:  Nov 1st €290. Sunday Offertory  €855.    November Offerings:  €2,145.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th November,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles.

November Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 30th  November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held this weekend Nov 10th –

11th . This special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this weekend. Please be generous.  

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance Sun 11th Nov at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Columban Centenary: The Society of St. Columban is celebrating the centenary of its foundation this year. Priests and

 Sisters from the Society have served with great generosity in mission areas throughout the world for the past 100 years.

Among them were priests who were natives of this parish. We recognize their great work they have done in spreading the

 gospel. We salute their families who supported them. The feast of St. Columban will be celebrated on Nov 23rd .

Advent: Advent begins on Sunday, December 2nd . It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope. We are in memory of the

first humble coming of the Lord in our mental flesh. We are also waiting in supplication for his final glorious coming as Lord

of History and Universal Judge.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday 15th November at 8.30pm in Fatima.

St. Tola’s N. S. Bring and Buy takes place on Sun 18th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We would

 appreciate if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for the

coming year.

St. Columban

St. Columban was born around 543. He became a monk of Bangor and later principal teacher there. In 591, desiring

 to go on  pilgrimage for Christ, he set out with twelve companions and came to Burguidy. He established

monasteries at Amegray, Luveuil, and Fontaine according to the severe Irish rule. Later he founded Bregenz, in

 Austria and his greatest foundation at Bobbia, near Genoa, where he died in 615. He is remembered as one of the

greatest of the Irish missionary monks.

 

Year B                                         Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time                    4th November, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Brendan Mullen MM    Sun 4th 11.00am  Ruth Lynch Barry. Mon 5th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th No Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Daniel & Eliz Davis. Sean, Bernard, Gerry, Tommy, Martin, Frank & DFM Davis & Kenny Families.  Sat 10th 6.30am John Fitzpatrick,  Kevin Murphy.  Sun 11th 11am

Watt Casserly & granddaughter Niamh.  Christy Fenlon. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 4th 9.30am Lily, Tommy, Larry Poynton & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 11th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Frank Davis, Canada, formerly Robinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €880.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €325. Monthly:  €120.  Annual: €300.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th November,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group:  The Parish Youth Group meet every Fri night in Fatima  from  7.30pm-9.30pm. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . (to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

November Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was  distributed to you.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 8th November at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 23rd November at 7.30pm.

Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held on Nov 10th -11th . This

special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses next weekend. Please be generous.  

NET Ministries Team:  NET Ministries Team will be working  with young people and families in Delvin during the

coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days each week.

Retreat: Retreat will take place in St. Columban’s Navan  for young Adults aged 18-40 from 9th -11th Nov .

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Prayer in Preparation for Death

Lord God,

whose days are without end

                                                                            and whose mercies beyond counting,

                                                                            keep us mindful

                                                                            that life is short and the hour of death unknown.

                                                                            Let your Spirit guide  our ways on earth

                                                                            In the ways of holiness and justice,

                                                                            that we may serve you

                                                                            In union with the whole Church,

                                                                            sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

                                                                            And when our earthly journey is ended,

                                                                             lead us rejoicing into the kingdom,

                                                                             where you live for ever and ever.

                                                                             Amen.

      Year B                                         Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    28th  October, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 27th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.  Seamus, Ann & Andy Gaffney   Sun 28th 11.00am Andrew Geoghegan, Perrick Family.  Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am Mass. Wed 31st 7.30pm Mary Keane.  Thurs 1st Feast of All Saints 11.00am James, Ellen John Curran & DFM    Fri 2nd  ( First Friday) Feast of All Souls  7.30pm New List of the Dead.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Brendan Mullen MM    Sun 4th 11.00am  Ruth Lynch Barry.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 28th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy   Wed No Mass.  Thurs 1st Feast of All Saints 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday)Feast of All Souls  9.30am New List of the Dead.   Sun 4th 9.30am Lily, Tommy, Larry Poynton & DFM.  Vincent & Mary Cully.

  1. I. P. Peter Halpin. Sheepstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: Mission Sunday:  €960.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €630. Monthly:  €190.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. (Winter Time).

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th November,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: On Friday next, Nov 2nd The Parish Youth Group will have a Halloween Party.A fun evening is promised. All young people (1st year upwards) are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: We currently have over 20 people interested in participating from

Mullingar parish and surrounding parishes /Fore Deanery. Study Group  meetings will be held in St. Mary’s Collinstown on

Tuesday evenings at 8pm commencing October 30th . Contact Paul on 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. 

Mission Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last weekend.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed at the moment. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New

 List of the Dead will be celebrated on Fri 2nd Nov at 9.30am in Killulagh and 7.30pm in Delvin.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . (to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th .

November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

World Meeting of Families: The World Meeting of Families has brought many blessings to the Irish people and to visitors

 from abroad. The cost of hosting this great event was considerable. A large part of the cost has been raised by previous

National Collections and private donations. To defray the balance a National Collection will be held on Nov 10th -11th . This

special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses next weekend. Please be generous.

Youth Retreat: An Afternoon Retreat will take place in Fatima on Fri 2nd Nov from 2pm-5pm for young people who

 received Confirmation in February last. It will be led by the Net Ministry Team. Contact Laura O’ Neill, or the Parochial

House.   

NET Ministries Team:  NET Ministries Team will be working  with young people and families in Delvin during the

coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days each week.

Retreat: Retreat will take place in St. Columban’s Navan  for young Adults aged 18-40 from 9th -11th Nov .

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance Sun 11th Nov at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Will take place on Sat Nov 10th with Dr. John Feehan.

Meath Archaeological Society: Lecture by Paul Hughes  “Dissent and Reaction- Laurence Ginnell, World War 1 and the

 Irish Question” in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar Sun 28th Oct at 3pm. All Welcome.

Delvin Community Alert: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thurs 1st Nov at 8pm.  All are Welcome.

Social Dancing: Will take place in St. Patrick’s  Hall, Delvin  on Fri 2nd Nov from 9.30pm-11.30pm. Music by Matt Leavy.

      Year B                               Twenty Ninth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    21st October, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 20th  6.30pm  Jim &  Joan Carrolll & DFM.  Paddy & Bridie Duffy.   Laura Finucane.  Amy Sheridan.  Sun 21st 11.00am Margaret & Dermot Kenny & DFM.  James, & Mgt Mc Govern & daughter Mary Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 24th No Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Peter & Mary Walsh.  Seamus, Ann & Andy Gaffney   Sun 28th 11.00am Andrew Geoghegan, Perrick Family. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 21st 9.30am Joe Callan     Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.     Sun 28th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy

  1. I. P. Fr. Andy Farrell, retired P. P. Trim, Co. Meath

 Offertory Collection: €915.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €220. Monthly:  €555.  Annual: €850.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th November,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: We currently have over 20 people interested in participating from

Mullingar parish and surrounding parishes /Fore Deanery. Study Group  meetings will be held in St. Mary’s Collinstown on

Tuesday evenings at 8pm commencing October 30th . Contact Paul on 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. 

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October.

Mission Sunday: This Sunday is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide. Mission

Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a privilege in itself, The

gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the Gospel and our Irish Missionaries

continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title of the four

Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. The Offertory Collection

 this weekend will be for the support of the Church’s missionary work.

 Synod of Bishops: The Synod of Bishops is meeting in Rome at present and will continue until Oct 28th . The theme of the

Synod is “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”. Please pray that the discussions at the Synod will be fruitful.

NET Ministries Team:  NET Ministries Team will be working  with young people and families in Delvin during the

coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days each week.

Retreat: Retreat will take place in St. Columban’s Navan  for young Adults aged 18-40 from 9th -11th Nov . Contact Sr. Una

090 6481666.

Vocations Retreat: Exploring Priesthood Retreat  23-24 Nov in Mount St. Anne’s, Portarlington. Poster on Notice Board.

Miscarriage Association of Ireland: Annual Service of Remembrance Sun 11th Nov at 3pm. Poster on Notice Board.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Will take place on Sat Nov 10th with Dr. John Feehan.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: A. G. M. will take place on Wed next Oct 24th at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. Please attend.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thurs Oct 25th  starting at 11am.

Meath Archaeological Society: Lecture by Paul Hughes  “Dissent and Reaction- Laurence Ginnell, World War 1 and the

 Irish Question” in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar Sun 28th Oct at 3pm. All Welcome.

Delvin Community Alert: Meeting in Fatima on Thurs 1st Nov at 8pm.  All are Welcome.

Year B                               Twenty Eight  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    14th  October, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 13th 6.30pm Mossie Gilmore.  Sun 14th 11.00am George & Eva Hamilton. Martin Smith. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th No Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th  6.30pm  Jim &  Joan Carrolll & DFM.  Paddy & Bridie Duffy.   Laura Finucane.  Amy Sheridan.  Sun 21st 11.00am Margaret & Dermot Kenny & DFM.  James, & Mgt Mc Govern & daughter Mary

 

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 14th 9.30am  Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.   Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.    Sun 21st 9.30am Joe Callan

Offertory Collection: €700.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €605. Monthly:  €75.

Bible Alive: October Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th November,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: We are holding an information evening in St. Mary’s pastoral centre,

 Collinstown on October 16th from 8pm-9pm. We currently have over 20 people interested in participating from Mullingar

 parish and surrounding parishes /Fore Deanery. If you have already made contact or would like to learn more about the

 group, please come along. The pastoral centre is adjoining St. Mary’s Church in Collinstown. Study Group meetings will be

 held in St. Mary’s Collinstown on Tuesday evenings at 8pm commencing October 30th . Contact Paul on 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October.

Mission Sunday: Mission Sunday will be next Sunday 21st October and we unite on this special day with all Churches

 worldwide. Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a

 privilege in itself, The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the Gospel and our

Irish Missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title

 of the four Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. We are invited

to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

 Canonisations of Blessed Pope Paul V1 and  Blessed Oscar Romero: Pope Francis will canonise Blessed Pope Paul V1

 and Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, as saints on Sun 14th October next at Mass in St.

Peter’s Square, Rome. The Irish Bishops have asked the faithful to pray, throughout the intercession of the new saints, asking

 for a renewed dedication to the universal call to holiness, and for a commitment to building a culture of life at all stages

Synod of Bishops: The Synod of Bishops is meeting in Rome at present and will continue until Oct 28th . The theme of the

Synod is “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”. Please pray that the discussions at the Synod will be fruitful.

NET Ministries Team: We are preparing to welcome a NET Ministries Team to the parish to work with young people and

families during the coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days

each week. They will speak at Masses this weekend..

Music in Dalgan: Music Series in Dalgan with Billy O’ Brien this Sun 14th Oct at 3pm. Cost €15. Tickets  at reception.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Will take place on Sat Nov 10th with Dr. John Feehan.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A. G. M. will take place on Tue 16th Oct at 8pm in Delvin Hall. All are Welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thurs 18th Oct in Fatima at 8.30pm.

      Year B                               Twenty Seventh  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    7th October, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 6th 6.30pm  Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 7th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly.  Mon 8th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th No Mass.  Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th   6.30pm

 Mossie Gilmore.  Sun 14th 11.00am George & Eva Hamilton. Martin Smith.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 7th 9.30am  Thomas & Kathleen Clinton.  Wed 10th  9.30am Mass.  Sat 13th 9.30am Tony Moran MM.  Sun 14th 9.30am  Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.

  1. I. P. Sean Crahan, Wilkinstown, Navan brother in law of Fr. Seamus Heaney.P. P.

Offertory Collection: €885.   Funeral Collection: €495.  Ren Fund: Weekly:  €475. Monthly:  €310.

Bible Alive: October Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing

 soon.  If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October.

Day for Life: This Sunday  we celebrate “Day for Life”. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning

and value of human life and every stage and in every condition.

Mission Sunday: Mission Sunday will be on Sunday 21st October and we unite on this special day with all Churches

 worldwide. Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a

 privilege in itself, The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the world is the joy of the Gospel and our

Irish Missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title

 of the four Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. We are invited

to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

NET Ministries Team: We are preparing to welcome a NET Ministries Team to the parish to work with young people and

families during the coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days

each week. They will begin work on the week of Sept 30th .

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Diocesan Meeting  will take place here on Thursday 11th Oct. Mass at 8pm in

the Church , followed by meeting in Fatima at 8.30pm. All are Welcome.

Thanks: Fr.Pat Raleigh, Regional Director of Columban Missionaries has written to express thanks for the reception given

 to Fr. Bernard Steed on his recent visit to the parish.  “Thank you all for your generosity in allowing us visit your parish and

 share our story. Please extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who made our visit to your parish a success”.

Meath Pioneer: Spirituality Afternoon will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, Trim on Sun 14th October from 2pm.

Renovation Fund: The New Year begins this Sunday 7th October.  New Boxes have been delivered. If you are new to the

 parish and would like a box, please  contact  Parochial House at 044-9664127.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Wed 10th October from 6.30pm-9pm. Information Sessions for Pupils and

 Parents at 6.30pm. Contact Secretary at 046-9487894 for application forms.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture “ Captivity during the First World War” in Oldcastle Library on Sun

 7th October at 3pm. All are Welcome.

Crowenstown N. S. :Table Quiz next Friday  Oct 12th in Crowenstown Inn starting at 8.30pm. We appreciate your support.

 

      Year B                               Twenty Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    30th  September, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 29th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Michael Reilly.  Sun 30th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.  Bride, Eugene & Patsy Garry . Frank & Mgt Mulvey & DFM. Mon 1st 8.30am Mass.  Tue 2nd No Mass.  Wed 3rd No Mass.  Thurs 54th No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) No Mass.  Sat 6th 6.30pm  Jack & Bridie Mangan.  Sun 7th 11.00am Mary Kate & Frank Murphy & Peter Farrelly. 

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 30th 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Wed 3rd No Mass.  Fri 5th ( First Friday) No Mass.  Sun 7th 9.30am  Thomas & Kathleen Clinton

  1. I. P. Brendan Mullen. Main St, Delvin. Alan Geoghegan. Lacora Glen, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €735.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €285. Monthly:  €85. Annual: €1,800.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Ordination: Please pray for Rev. Fergal Cummins who will be ordained Priest for the Diocese of Meath in Ashbourne this Sunday.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place next week from Mon 1st –Fri 5th Oct. It is led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. P. P. Bus will leave from Church carpark at 9am. We pray for all who are travelling from the parish, especially the sick.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing this

September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

 Rosary Pope Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The new

 Mysteries are called the Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Day for Life: Next Sunday Oct 7th we celebrate “Day for Life”. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning

and value of human life and every stage and in every condition.

Confirmation: Confirmation for the children of the parish will take place in Delvin Church on Friday, February 15th at 3pm.

NET Ministries Team: We are preparing to welcome a NET Ministries Team to the parish to work with young people and

families during the coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days

each week. They will begin work on the week of Sept 30th .

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends this Sun Sept 30th . The New Year begins on Sunday 7th

October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes will be delivered soon.

Bring and Buy Sale: Will take place at Teresa Mc Cann  & Martin Lynch home at Dardistown, Bracklyn on Sat 6th Oct

from 11am -3pm to raise funds for Delvin Hospice. All donations of clothes, bags, shoes are welcome.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Wed 10th October from 6.30pm-9pm. Information Sessions for Pupils and

 Parents at 6.30pm. Contact Secretary at 046-9487894 for application forms.

Eureka Secondary School, Kells: Open Evening on Thurs 4th Oct from 5pm-7pm with Principal’s Address at 6.30pm.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture “ Captivity during the First World War” in Oldcastle Library on Sun

 7th October at 3pm. All are Welcome.

Meningitis Foundation: Mick and Claire Kenny would like to thank all the people for their clothes donations for Meningitis

 Foundation. Amount raised was €807.

      Year B                               Twenty Fifth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                    23rd September, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Ezra Mainwaring.  Jean Flynn.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Thomas  (Tosh) Anderson.  Teenie Greville MM

Mon 24th 9.30am Mass  Tue 25th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 26th No Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 29th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Michael Reilly.  Sun 30th 11.00am Patrick & Annie Fitzsimons & DFM.  Bride, Eugene & Patsy Garry . Frank & Mgt Mulvey & DFM.

Confessions: 6pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 23rd 9.30am Ann Kiernan. Willie Dunne & DFM.   Wed 26th 9.30am Mass.    Sun 30th 9.30am Stan Smyth

  1. R .I. P. Tommy Mc Guinness, Clonmellon. Michael Varley, Clonbur, Co. Galway. brother of late Mary Herward, Balrath, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €805.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €335. Monthly:  €135. Annual: €650.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing this

September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Meet on Tue night  in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

Confirmation: Confirmation for the children of the parish will take place in Delvin Church on Friday, February 15th at 3pm.

NET Ministries Team: We are preparing to welcome a NET Ministries Team to the parish to work with young people and

families during the coming year. The team will be shared with two other parishes and will work in this parish for two days

each week. They will begin work on the week of Sept 30th .

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun Sept 30th . The New Year begins on Sunday 7th

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 contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Hall Centenary: This year we celebrate the centenary of St. Patrick’s Hall. The  evening of entertainment that was planned

 for the centenary has now been postponed..

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Recommences back in St. Patrick’s Hall on Tue 25th Sept at 10.30am. All new members are

 welcome. The members will meet every 2 weeks after 25th Sept.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are back in the Hall on Thurs next Sept 27th starting at 11am.  Hope to see ye all back.

Drumcree Bog Festival: The Festival that was to take place this Sunday has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

                                                                      The Call to Holiness

Pope Francis states very clearly; ‘We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing

 witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves’ . In every decision, we can discern how to reflect Jesus in

 an authentic way, but it will be for us as it is with the saints.

Not everything a saint says is completely faithful to the Gospel; not everything he or she does is authentic or perfect.

What we need to contemplate is the totality of their life, their entire journey of growth in holiness, the reflection of

 Jesus Christ that emerges when we grasp their overall meaning as a person… This is a powerful summons to all of

  1. You too need to see the entirety of your life as a mission…Allow the Spirit to forge in you the personal mystery

 that can reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world…May you come to realize what that word is, the message of Jesus that

 God wants to speak to the world by your life.

                                                                                                                 Message of  Pope Francis in Croke Park.

Year B                               Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                     16th September,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm Bridget Sheerin MM    Sun 16th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray Mon 17th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 18th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 19th No Mass.  Thurs 20th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.  Sat 22nd 6.30pm Ezra Mainwaring.  Jean Flynn.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Thomas  (Tosh) Anderson.  Teenie Greville MM

Confessions: 6pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 16th 9.30am Tom & Kathleen Monaghan.      Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.     Sun 23rd 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

Willie Dunne & DFM

  1. I. P. Tony Moran. Hiskinstown, Delvin. Billy Mc Govern. Athboy. father of Brendan Mc Govern, Mooretown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €760.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €390. Monthly:  €70.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th October,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing this

September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Resumed  on Tue last in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

Confirmation: Confirmation for the children of the parish will take place in Delvin Church on Friday, February 15th at 3pm.

Poor Clares: Cloister Day on Sat 22nd September from 10am-5pm. Contact poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Recommences on Tue 25th Sept at 10.30am in St. Patrick’s Hall. All new members are welcome.

The members will meet every 2 weeks after 25th Sept.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun Sept 30th . The New Year begins on Sunday 7th

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 contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Hall Centenary: This year we celebrate the centenary of St. Patrick’s Hall. The Hall was built as a Parish Church in 1832.

This is inscribed on a stone built into the internal wall at the back of the Hall. When the present Church was opened in 1880

the old Church was no longer used and fell into disrepair. The roof was taken off and it became derelict. In 1918 it was

 decided to renovate the old Church to serve as a Parish Hall. It has been in continuous use since then, serving the Social and

 recreational needs of the Community.

To mark the centenary an evening of entertainment will be held in the Hall on Saturday, October 7th . Details will be

 announced later.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale for the Hospice will take place on Fri 21st

September in Carmel Gaffney’s from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

Mullingar Community College: Evening Course enrolment will take place on  Mon 17th Sept from 7pm –8.30pm. Contact

 086-6068810, or 086-0270991 for further information.

Drumcree Bog Festival: Demonstration of Slain Turf Cutting will take place on Sun 23rd September starting at 2pm.

Proceeds from the day going to Simon Community, Delvin Hospice and Fore Church  Restoration  Fund. All are Welcome

Feast of St. Matthew

Friday 21st September is the Feast of St. Matthew, he was a tax collector, may also be identified with Levi, son of

Alphaeus, in Mark 2;13. He is said to have been a missionary in Persia and Ethiopia. Patron of accountants, book-

keepers, tax-collectors, customs officers and security guards.

Year B                               Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time                     9th  September,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.3pam  James & Patricia Dolan.  Sun 9th 11.00am Harry & Noreen Barry.  Mon 10th 9.30am Mass. 

Tue 11th No Mass.  Wed 12th No Mass.  Thurs 13th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Bridget Sheerin MM    Sun 16th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 9th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell & DFM.     Wed 12th 9.30am Mary & Patrick Fox & DFM     Sun 16th 9.30am Tom & Kathleen Monaghan

 Offertory Collection: €795.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €440. Monthly:  €130.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing this

September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Will resume on Tue Sept 11th in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Wednesday next. We pray for

 all pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led by former  Bishop Michael Smith.

Confirmation: Confirmation for the children of the parish will take place in Delvin Church on Friday, February 15th at 3pm.

New Bishop: We welcome our new Bishop, Most Rev Tom Deenihan, who was ordained Bishop last Sunday. We pray that

 God will give him health and wisdom to carry out his new role.

Visit of Pope Francis:  We thank God for the visit of Pope Francis. We pray that the Church in Ireland will continue to

 enjoy the blessings of his visit. A leaflet containing extracts from his talks is available in both Churches.

Grandparents Pilgrimage: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place this Sun Sept 9th at Knock Shrine at

 2.30pm. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge

the great contribution  that grandparents make to Church, to family and to society in teaching and passing on the faith

Poor Clares: Cloister Day on Sat 22nd September from 10am-5pm. Contact poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun Sept 30th . The New Year begins on Sunday 7th

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 contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Meath Partnership:  Free basic I Phone, I Pod Smart Phone, Laptop Course commencing in Delvin Hall on Mon September

10th . Course is 5 weeks. Time: 10am -12pm. Call Angela at 046-9280790

Meningitis Research Foundation: Mick and Claire Kenny are holding a clothes collection on 14th Sept in G. A. A. Park.

All clothes greatly appreciated  for this worthy cause. Contact Mick at 087-1465545 if you need clothes collected.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale for the Hospice will take place on Fri 21st

September in Carmel Gaffney’s from 9.30am -1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

Mullingar Community College: Evening Course enrolment will take place on Wed 12th Sept and Mon 17th Sept from 7pm

–8.30pm. Contact 086-6068810, or 086-0270991 for further information.

 

      Year B                               Twenty Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time                     2nd September,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st 6.30pm Patricia Byrne.   Sun 2nd 11.00am Pat Mullen. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 4th 9.30am  Cathy Sullivan   Wed 5th No Mass.  Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass.    Fri 7th ( First Friday)  7.30pm Mass.    Sat 8th 6.30am

James & Patricia Dolan. 

Sun 9th 11.00am Mass. 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 2nd 9.30am Tom & Ann Marie Nugent.  Wed 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. 

Sun 9th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen & Bridie O’ Farrell & DFM.

 Offertory Collection: €615.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €240. Monthly:  €30.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Ordination of the New Bishop: Canon Thomas Deenihan will be ordained Bishop of the Diocese this Sunday, September 2nd The ceremony will take place in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 3pm. We welcome Bishop Deenihan and pray that his ministry in the Diocese of Meath will be blessed. All are welcome to attend the ordination.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 6th Sept at 8pm.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith?  In deepening your

 faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism? Group commencing this

September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Will resume on Tue Sept 11th in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September .Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad. 01-6359300.

Grandparents Pilgrimage: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place on Sun Sept 9th at Knock Shrine at

 2.30pm. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge

the great contribution  that grandparents make to Church, to family and to society in teaching and passing on the faith

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 8th September. The cost of

 the Pilgrimage is €65. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Franciscan Sisters Centre, Ballinderry: Retreat on Sat 8th Sept from 9.45-5pm for young adults aged 18-40yrs. Contact

 youthretreats@gmail.com or Sr. Una Kearney at 090-6471666

School Re- Opening: St. Ernan’s N. S will reopen on Mon 3rd September.

Delvin Friendship Club: Are having a Coffee Morning on Fri 7th Sept  in Carmel Gaffney’s from 10am -1pm. We would

 appreciate if you would do some baking as we are having a cake sale.  Please bring in your Fundraiser Cards on the day.

Meath Partnership:  Free basic I Phone, I Pod Smart Phone, Laptop Course commencing in Delvin Hall on Mon September

10th . Course is 5 weeks. Time: 10am -12pm. Call Angela at 046-9280790

Meningitis Research Foundation: Mick and Claire Kenny are holding a clothes collection on 14th Sept in G. A. A. Park.

All clothes greatly appreciated  for this worthy cause. Contact Mick at 087-1465545 if you need clothes collected.

World Meeting of Families----the Hopes of Pope Francis

I hope that this festival will be a source of renewed encouragement to families everywhere, especially those families

 that will be present in Dublin. May it remind us all of the essential place of the family in the life of society and in the

 building of a better future for today’s young people. Young people are the future ! It is very important to prepare

them for the future, preparing them today, in the present but also rooted in the past: young people and

grandparents.

Year B                                      Twenty First   Sunday in Ordinary Time                      26th  August,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 25th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 26th 10.30am Lawrence, Therese & Anita Leavy & DFM. Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 29th No Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 31st 9.30am  Cathy Sullivan    Sat 1st 6.30pm

Patricia Byrne.   Sun 2nd 11.00am Pat Mullen

KILLULAGH MASS

 

 Sun 26th 9.30am Nuala, Peggy & Matt Poynton & DFM      Wed 29th 9.30am Mass.       Sun 2nd 9.30am

Tom & Ann Marie Nugent

  1. I. P. Paddy Feery. Mountmellick, Laois. brother of Maurice Feery, Castletown, Delvin. Jackie O’ Brien, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €785.    Ren Fund: Weekly:  €545. Monthly:  €115.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Ordination of the New Bishop: Canon Thomas Deenihan will be ordained Bishop of the Diocese on Sunday, September 2nd The ceremony will take place in the Cathedral, Mullingar at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith/?

In deepening your faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism?

Group commencing this September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Bible Study: Will resume on Tue Sept 11th in Fatima. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. Anybody who

missed the sessions before summer are welcome  to join the group for autumn sessions.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September .Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad. 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: Will take place this weekend  18th/19th August. We appreciate

 whatever support can be given to this worthy cause.

Catholic Grandparents Association: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place on Sun Sept 9th at Knock

 Shrine at 2.30pm.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 8th September. The cost of

 the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Franciscan Sisters Centre, Ballinderry: Retreat on Sat 8th Sept from 9.45-5pm for young adults aged 18-40yrs. Contact

 youthretreats@gmail.com or Sr. Una Kearney at 090-6471666

VMM International Celebrates 50 Years of Lay Mission: Takes place in Dublin on Sept 1st  . VMM was founded back in

  1. Further details www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/ 

School Re- Opening: St. Tola’s N. S will reopen on Wed next Aug 29th . Crowenstown N. S on Wed 29th Aug. St. Ernan’s

  1. S on Mon 3rd September.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thurs next 30th August in Fatima at 8.30pm. We are having a Coffee

 Morning on Fri 7th Sept  in Carmel Gaffney’s from 10am -1pm. We would appreciate if you would do some baking as we

 are having a cake sale.  Please bring in your Fundraiser Cards on the day.

Meath Partnership:  Free basic I Phone, I Pod Smart Phone, Laptop Course commencing shortly in Delvin. Call Angela at

 046-9280790

Year B                                      Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       19th August,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 18th 6.30pm  Jim Joe Murtagh.    Sun 19th 11.00am Colin Clinton.  Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Tom & Mary Allen   Wed 22nd No Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Tom & Mgt Flanagan & DFM  

Sat 25th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Sun 26th 11.00am Lawrence, Therese & Anita Leavy & DFM.

KILLULAGH MASS

 

Sun 19th 9.30am Frances Comaskey,  Dolores Mc Cormack   Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Nuala, Peggy & Matt Poynton & DFM     

Sunday Offertory Collection: €325.    Delvin Cemetery: €2,060.  Funeral Collection: €530.   Patron Day Offerings: €1,140.   15th August €255.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings.

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 crowds that attended.

World Meeting of Families:  Mass to mark the opening of the World Meeting of Families will be celebrated by Bishop

 Michael Smith in the Cathedral, Mullingar on Tue 21st August at 7pm. Parishioners, especially Readers, Eucharistic

 Ministers and members of Parish Committees, are invited to attend.

Tickets booked for events during World Meeting of Families will be available early next week. Buses will leave Delvin at the

following times: Wed 22nd 7.45am,  Sat 25th 2pm,  Sun 26th 11am.

Papal Flags and Bunting: You are encouraged to hang Papal Flags and Bunting from your homes during the coming week.

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith/?

In deepening your faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism?

Group commencing this September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September .Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad. 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: Will take place this weekend  18th/19th August. We appreciate

 whatever support can be given to this worthy cause.

Catholic Grandparents Association: Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage takes place on Sun Sept 9th at Knock

 Shrine at 2.30pm.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 8th September. The cost of

 the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Franciscan Sisters Centre, Ballinderry: Retreat on Sat 8th Sept from 9.45-5pm for young adults aged128-40yrs. Contact

 youthretreats@gmail.com or Sr. Una Kearney at 090-6471666

VMM International Celebrates 50 Years of Lay Mission: Takes place in Dublin on Sept 1st  . VMM was founded back in

  1. Further details www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/ 

Delvin Parish Annual: Thanks to all who contributed to the 32nd  Edition of the Annual. Congratulations to the Editorial

Committee. Thanks to the Ladies who helped with the sale of the  Parish Annual in the Cemetery. Copies are on sale in

Michael Leonard’s  and  Daybreak. Cost €7.

Coffee Morning: Thanks to all who supported and donated to the Coffee Morning in aid of the Missions on July 20th .

Amount €806.

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      Year B                                        Nineteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                       12th August,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 11th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.   Sun 12th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan.   Mon 13th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 14th 7.30pm Mass.  Wed 15th 11.00am Patrick & Margaret Farrelly & DFM   Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.

 Sat 18th 6.30pm  Jim Joe Murtagh.    Sun 19th 11.00am Colin Clinton.

 

KILLULAGH MASS

 

Sun 12th 9.30am  Colm Newman.  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 19th 9.30am Frances Comaskey,  Dolores Mc Cormack

  1. RI. P. Teresa (Teenie) Greville. Clondone, Delvin   Bridgie Sheerin. Collinstown Rd, Delvin.  Joe Fox, brother of late Pat Fox, Printinstown, who died in America.

Offertory Collection: €660.  Killulagh Cemetery: €1,255.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €320. Monthly €80.   

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm. There will be no Baptism Course in August.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday.  Please use the envelope that was  distributed to you.

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this Wednesday 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.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the websitewww.dioceseofmeath.ie/

/wmof2018.

10,000pilgrims will be soon arriving in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families and families will be hosted in parishes

 around our diocese. Tickets for the WMOF 2018 Closing Mass in the Pheonix Park on Sun 26th Aug will be issued on

 August 10th as a print at home ticket.

The parish  has 6 tickets (free ) available for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Sat 25th . If anybody would like to

 receive one please apply to the Parochial House before 7.30pm on Tue 14th .

Reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Are you interested in learning more about your faith/?

In deepening your faith and is sharing it on the journey of life?  In discovering the ‘Deposit of Faith’ in the catechism?

Group commencing this September. If interested please contact Parish Priest or Paul at 087-3430003.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place this Sunday 12th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith.  Mass at 3pm,

 Preceeded  by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September .Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad. 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: Will take place on weekend of 18th/19th August. We appreciate

 whatever support can be given to this worthy cause.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 8th September. The cost of

 the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Delvin Parish Annual: The 32nd Edition will be on sale this weekend after Cemetery Devotions. Cost €7. There will also

 be copies available in the local shops.

Social Dancing: Will take place in Delvin Hall on Fri 17th August. Proceeds going to the Irish Red Cross. Please support.

      Year B                                          Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        5th August,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 4th 6.30pm Sean Mc Morrow & Grandson James.  Michael  & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior .  Sun 5th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Mon 6th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 7th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 8th No Mass.  Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 10th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 11th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery.   Sun 12th 11.00am Johnny & Molly Mangan

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

 Sun 5th 9.30am Callan Family.   7.00pm Mass in Cemetery. Pat Leonard MM   Wed 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 12th 9.30am

Colm Newman.

  1. I. P. Mike Curran, Edmonton, Canada. late of Southill, Delvin, brother of Breda Kiernan, Johnstown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €805.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €275. Monthly €55.    Annual: €1,200.

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm. There will be no Baptism Course in August.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday 12th August. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the websitewww.dioceseofmeath.ie/

/wmof2018.

10,000pilgrims will be soon arriving in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families and families will be hosted in parishes

 around our diocese. Tickets for the WMOF 2018 Closing Mass in the Pheonix Park on Sun 26th Aug will be issued on

 August 10th as a print at home ticket.

For the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Sat 26th each parish will be allocated ten tickets for the event(in addition to

 those already booked). Anybody who would like to receive one of these tickets should contact Parochial House before 6pm

 on Monday 6th . If more than 10 apply, names will be drawn from a hat. Families who would like to represent the parish in

 Croke Park should also contact Parochial House., If more than one family applies names  will  also be drawn from a hat.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 12th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith.  Mass at 3pm,

 Preceeded by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September ..Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad. 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection: Will take place on weekend of 18th/19th August. We appreciate whatever support

 can be given to this worthy cause.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm this Sun 5th August. Mass in the New

 Cemetery at 7pm.  A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery.

Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 6th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 11th 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.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 8th September. The cost of

 the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Found: Black Purse was found in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Please contact Parochial House.

 

      Year B                                           Seventeenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        29th  July,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 28th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Sun 29th 11.00am  John Comaskey.  Mon 30th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 31st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 1st No Mass.  Thurs 2nd 9.30am Kevin Power.  Fri( First Friday) 7.30pm Michael, Bridget & Thomas Coyne.  Sat 4th 6.30pm Sean Mc Morrow & Grandson James.  Michael  & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior .  Sun 5th 11.00am Patricia Smyth. 

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 29th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.  Wed 1st 9.30am Mass.  Fri( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.

 Sun 5th 9.30am Callan Family.

  1. I. P. Alan Crowe, Rockview, Delvin. Pat Tansey, Turin. Rose Larkin, Raharney. formerly Rosmead, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €905.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €105.     

Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm. There will be no Baptism Course in August.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. Anybody wishing to register for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park can do so online     Those who have

 registered as part of the Parish Group will receive their tickets before end of July.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. There are only 5 seats left, if

 you are thinking of going please  contact Alice 087-4147871.  Closing Date is  30th July.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: The Summer Festival that was to take place  in  Cistercian College, Roscrea  the weekend of

Thurs 16th Aug – Sunday 18th . Please note it is now cancelled.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm on Sun next 5th 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 6th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 11th 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.

Irish Cancer Society: Needs an extra 50 drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Meath to drive patients to and from

 their chemotherapy appointments in the following hospitals, The Mater, St. James’s, St. Vincents and Tallaght. If you would

 like to volunteer please contact Laura at 01-2310594, email transport@irishcancer.ie.

Found: Black Purse was found in Adoration Room at back of Fatima. Please contact Parochial House.

 

Call to Holiness

Our individual missions on earth as Christians are our particular and distinctive paths to holiness. They come to

 have their fullest expression in Christ and can only be understood through him, with our holiness entailing

experiencing  with Christ the mysteries of his life. This means dying and rising anew with him, but can also mean

reproducing, for example, his hidden life, his life in community, his poverty, or his closeness to outcasts.

Contemplating these mysteries can lead us to reflect them in our own choices and attitudes, and we grow in holiness,

as we model our lives on that of Jesus.                                            Pope Francis.

      Year B                                           Sixteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        22nd  July,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 21st 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.   Sun 22nd 11.00am Liz Mullen.  Mon 23rd No Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am MassWed 26th No Mass.  Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 27th No Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Sun 29th 11.00am

 John Comaskey

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 22nd 9.30am Larry Monaghan MM  Wed 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 29th 9.30am Edward & Ursula King.

Offertory Collection: €710.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €370. Monthly € 40.     

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Masses during the Week: There will be Mass on Tuesday and Thursday in Delvin at 9.30am. Mass on Wednesday in Killulagh at 9.30am.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm. There will be no Baptism Course in August.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. Anybody wishing to register for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park can do so online     Those who have

 registered as part of the Parish Group will receive their tickets before end of July.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. There are only 5 seats left, if

 you are thinking of going please  contact Alice 087-4147871.  Closing Date is  30th July.

St. Columban’s Dalgan Park: Young Adults aged 18-45 are invited to weekend of Prayer & Reflection from 20-22nd July

Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Will take place in Cistercian College, Roscrea  the weekend of Thurs 16th Aug – Sunday

 18th . It is for young people aged 16-35yrs.  Please book online at www.youth2000.ie  Poster on Notice Board.

Cemetery Day Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm on Sun 5th 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 6th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 11th 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 Friendship Club: Are going on a Day Trip to Kildare on Thursday next July 26th . Bus will leave from Carmel

 Gaffney’s at 9.30am sharp. 

Irish Cancer Society: Needs an extra 50 drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Meath to drive patients to and from

 their chemotherapy appointments in the following hospitals, The Mater, St. James’s, St. Vincents and Tallaght. If you would

 like to volunteer please contact Laura at 01-2310594, email transport@irishcancer.ie.

Call to Holiness

Holiness grows through small gestures. Refusing to engage in gossip, listening patiently to the cares of others, turning

 to Mary and praying the Rosary at a time of anxiety, and speaking kindly with a poor person in the street  are all

the kind of small steps that help make us holy. Holiness can be achieved through living in the moment, and trying to

make ordinary moments occasions of extraordinary love.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pope Francis.

 

Year B                                            Fifteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                        15th July,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 14th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 15th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard. Mon 16th  No Mass. 

Tue 17th 9.30am  Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 20th No Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Willie Walsh & son Ciaran.   Sun 22nd 11.00am Liz Mullen.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 15th 9.30am  Johnny Kelly & DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.  Wed 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 22nd 9.30am

Larry Monaghan MM

  1. I. P. Noel Farrelly, Kilpatrick, Collinstown.

Offertory Collection: €940.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly € 30.     

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Masses during the Week: There will be Mass on Tuesday and Thursday in Delvin at 9.30am. Mass on Wednesday in Killulagh at 9.30am.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 11th September,  at 8pm. There will be no Baptism Course in August.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday night in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. Anybody wishing to register for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park can do so online     Those who have

 registered as part of the Parish Group will receive their tickets before end of July.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Mullingar Deanery Pioneers: Bus to Knock for Matt Talbot Pilgrimage this Sun 15th July. Contact  087-7944690.

St. Columban’s Dalgan Park: Young Adults aged 18-45 are invited to weekend of Prayer & Reflection from 20-22nd July

Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Will take place in Cistercian College, Roscrea  the weekend of Thurs 16th Aug – Sunday

 18th . It is for young people aged 16-35yrs.  Please book online at www.youth2000.ie  Poster on Notice Board.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 5th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 6th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 11th August.at 7pm.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will take place on Fri 20th July from 10am -1pm in Carmel

Gaffney’s  Proceeds going to the Missions. We appreciate your support.   

Irish Cancer Society: Needs an extra 50 drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Meath to drive patients to and from

 their chemotherapy appointments in the following hospitals, The Mater, St. James’s, St. Vincents and Tallaght. If you would

 like to volunteer please contact Laura at 01-2310594, email transport@irishcancer.ie.

Call to Holiness

We are called to holiness in our own distinct and special ways, women as much as men, and ordinary people as

 much as clergy and religious. People called to the consecrated life can be holy by living their commitments joyfully,

 married people by loving and caring for their spouses, workers by labouring honestly and skillfully in the service of

others, parents and grandparents by patiently teaching children to follow Jesus, and people in authority by working

 for the common good and renouncing personal gain.

                                                                                                          Pope Francis.

Year B                                              Fourteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                         8th July,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 8th 11.00am Bernie Mc Grath MM  Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th  No Mass. Fri 13th No Mass. Sat 14th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 15th 11.00am Tom & Maggie Leonard.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 8th 9.30am Martin Carroll   Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 15th 9.30am Johnny Kelly & DFM Kelly Family, Caddagh.

  1. I. P. Colette Graham, (nee Timmons). Dublin. formerly Ellenstown, Delvin. Pat Leonard. Crookedwood, formerly Ballinvalley, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €825.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €320. Monthly € 115.     

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in the Church due to Summer Camp taking Place in Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th July,  at 8pm.

World Meeting of Families:  Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. Anybody wishing to register for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park can do so online     Those who have

 registered as part of the Parish Group will receive their tickets before end of July. You will be contacted soon about

 arranging Bus Transport to events during WMOF.

Mullingar Deanery Pioneers: Bus to Knock for Matt Talbot Pilgrimage on Sun 15th July. Contact  087-7944690.

St. Columban’s Dalgan Park:Young Adults aged 18-45 are invited to weekend of Prayer & Reflection from 20-22nd July

Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Will take place in Cistercian College, Roscrea  the weekend of Thurs 16th Aug – Sunday

 18th . It is for young people aged 16-35yrs.  Please book online at www.youth2000.ie  Poster on Notice Board.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates: Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sunday 5th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 6th August at 7pm, and Cemetery Day in

 Delvin on Saturday 11th August.at 7pm.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are going on a Day Trip on 26th July to Japanese Gardens and Newbridge Cutlery, Kildare.

If you would like to go please contact Mary at 087-7723245 or Kathleen at 087-9768703  by Monday 9th July.

Ceili: For Delvin Friendship Club Members who are attending the Ceili in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar on Tue next 10th

July. Bus will be leaving from Carmel Gaffney’s at 1pm sharp.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Book – Keeper. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further

information.    

  Delvin Hospice Homecare: Delvin Hospice Homecare Committee would like to thank Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National

 Award Winning Garden for their Open Day last Sunday and giving the proceeds to Delvin Hospice. It was a great success.

Thanks to all the people from far and near who visited the Garden on the day.

 Delvin Country Music Festival: Takes place in Delvin this weekend. Starting Fri 6th July to Sun 8th . Tractor Run will take

 place on Sun 8th and it is part of the festival. We hope you will come  and support this event. Proceeds going to Hospice.

Whist: Whist will be in the Hall as usual on Sunday night.

  Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: “Sport in Ireland during the Great Famine” in Trim Library  8th July at 3pm.

Table Quiz: The 9th Annual Table Quiz in aid of Oncology Unit at St. James’ Hospital, Dublin will take place on Friday 13th

 July in Dolores Gaffney’s at 9pm. As always we appreciate your support on the night.

 

Year B                                  Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                 1st July,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 30th 6.30pm Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 1st 11.00am Peggy Lenihan.  Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM.  Mon 2nd 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath.  Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Wed 4th  No Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 6th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Joseph Gray, Joe & Annie Kate Gray.  Sat 7th 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 8th 11.00am Bernie Mc Grath MM

Confessions: 6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 1st 9.30am Oliver Kiernan. Wed 4th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 8th 9.30am

Martin Carroll

Offertory Collection: €815.  Special Collection: €1,005.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €290. Monthly € 125.     

Bible Alive: July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in the Church due to Summer Camp taking Place in Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th July,  at 8pm.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

World Meeting of Families: Thanks to all who contributed to the special collection last weekend for World Meeting of

Families. Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie/wmof2018. Anybody

wishing to register for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park can do so online  The Icon of the Holy Family will be in the

Cathedral, Mullingar from Fri June 29th until Monday July 2nd. Parishioners are invited to visit the Cathedral and  pray for

 family life and for the World Meeting of Families.   

Those who have registered as part of the Parish Group will receive their tickets before end of July. You will be contacted

 soon about arranging Bus Transport to events during WMOF.

Family Day Celebrations: The 29th June marks the centenary of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. A Family and

 Mission Day will be celebrated on 1st July at our home in Dalgan Park. Mass to mark the Centenary will be celebrated at

 12.30pm by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President of the World Meeting of Families. This will be followed by many

 different activities including a multicultural concert celebrating Columban Mission. Please join us in Dalgan Park on July 1st

Mullingar Deanery Pioneers: Bus to Knock for Matt Talbot pilgrimage on Sun 15th July. Anyone wishes to travel should

 contact 087-7944690.

St. Columban’s Dalgan Park:Young Adults aged 18-45 are invited to weekend of Prayer & Reflection from 20-22nd July

Contact Sr. Una at 090-6481666

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place on Mon 2nd July to Fri 6th July in Fatima Hall from 10am

-1pm each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10. per person and €15 per family. It

 promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. Further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

Registration forms can be handed in at the Parochial House before Monday.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We are nearly finished editing  the Annual Parish Magazine.  Deadline is Fri 6th July.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are going on a Day Trip on 26th July to Japanese Gardens and Newbridge Cutlery, Kildare.

If you would like to go please contact Mary at 087-7723245 by Friday 6th July.

St. Tola’s Summer Camp: Starts 2nd July-5th July from 10am-2pm.  Organised by Fully Qualified Teachers. All children

from the parish are very welcome, age group from 4-10yrs. Cost €55.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Book – Keeper. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further

information.    

  Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the public this

 Sun 1st July from 12noon to 6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Delvin Country Music Festival: Takes place in Delvin next weekend. Starting Fri 6th July to Sun 8th . Tractor Run will take

 place on Sun 8th and it is part of the festival. We hope you will come  and support this event. Proceeds going to Hospice.

  Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: “Sport in Ireland during the Great Famine” in Trim Library  8th July at 3pm.

 

Year B                                  The Nativity of St. John the Baptist                                 24th June,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Cora & Tommy Timmons.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & Murphy Family.  Sun 24th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly Families.  Mon 25th 9.30am 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 Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 1st 11.00am Peggy Lenihan.  Angela & Matt Monaghan & DFM. 

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 24th 9.30am Colm & Lila O’ Farrell.  Wed 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 1st 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Deborah Confrey. The Courtyard, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €900.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €400. Monthly € 170.     

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm an d 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th July,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

New Bishop: We welcome the newly appointed Bishop of the Diocese. Mgr Thomas Dennihan, a native of Cork. Information about his background can be found on the Diocesan website and in the local papers. He will be ordained Bishop  in the Cathedral, Mullingar on Sunday, September 2nd . We pray that God will bless him in his new role as leader of the Diocese. We thank God for the service given by Bishop Smith as a priest and Bishop of the Diocese.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in homour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on Sun 1st July at 3pm.

World Meeting of Families: Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. Online registration for ticket for the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park will open on Monday 25th June.

A special collection to defray the expenses of the World Meeting of Families will be taken up this weekend. The Icon of the

 Holy Family will be in the Cathedral, Mullingar from Fri June 29th until Monday July 2nd. Parishioners are invited to visit

 the Cathedral and to pray for family life and for the World Meeting of Families.   

Family Day Celebrations: The 29th June marks the centenary of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. A Family and

 Mission Day will be celebrated on 1st July at our home in Dalgan Park. Mass to mark the Centenary will be celebrated at

 12.30pm by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President of the World Meeting of Families. This will be followed by many

 different activities including a multicultural concert celebrating Columban Mission. Please join us in Dalgan Park on July 1st

for a day of celebration and thanksgiving.

Mullingar Deanery Pioneers: Bus to Knock for Matt Talbot pilgrimage on Sun 15th July. Anyone wishes to travel should

 contact 087-7944690.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall next Thurs 28th June starting at 11am.

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place on Mon 2nd July to Fri 6th July in Fatima Hall from 10am

-1pm each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10. per person and €15 per family. It

 promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. Further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine.  This is our 32nd Edition. If you

have any baptism, wedding  or old photos you would like to submit  or articles please do so by Friday 22nd June.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Book – Keeper. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further

information.     

  Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the public on Sun

 1st July from 12noon to 6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

Westmeath Co. Council: Will be closing the road from Church Gates to Clonagapple on Monday next, June 25th .

      Year B                                     Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                                  17th  June,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents.  Sun 17th 11.00am Gertie Kelly MM.   Paddy Gaffney.  Tommy Murphy. Mon 18th 9.30am  Jimmy Mullen.   Tue 19th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 20th No Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.   Fri 22nd 9.30am  

Baby Marcus Daugella.   Sat 23rd 6.30pm Cora & Tommy Timmons.  Tom & Phyllis Murphy & Murphy Family.  Sun 24th 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly Families.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 17th 9.30am Antionette & Mark Faulkner.  Wed 20th 9.30am Mass.   Sun 24th 9.30am Colm & Lila O’ Farrell

  1. RI. P. Bernie Mc Grath. Cartenstown, Delvin.  Larry Monaghan, England, brother of late Richard and Danny Monaghan, who was buried in Killulagh..

Offertory Collection: €820.   Funeral Collection: €920.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €535. Monthly € 180.    Annual: €250.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th July,  at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Shea Thomas Mc Quaid.  Casey Rose Farrelly.  Erin Stenson.  Bill Anthony Fox.  Sean Luke Newman.  Joe Boyle.  Logan Thomas Powell.  Ned Connell Monaghan. 

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Loughcrew: Annual mass in homour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on Sun 1st July at 3pm.

World Meeting of Families: Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. It is still possible to book for somedays of the Congress in the RDS on Aug 22nd , 23rd & 24th . Information about

Tickets for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Aug 25th and the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park will be available in

 the coming weeks.

A special collection to defray the expenses of the World Meeting of Families will be taken up next weekend. The Icon of the

 Holy Family will be in the Cathedral, Mullingar from Fri June 29th until Monday July 2nd. Parishioners are invited to visit

 the Cathedral and to pray for family life and for the World Meeting of families. We hope to arrange a visit for a group from

 the parish also. Details later.  

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a 50th Anniversary Celebration this weekend, June 17th . Past Pupils and

 Families are invited to the school from 2pm -6pm for a Walk down Memory Lane. Any photos from past events to display

 on the day would be very welcome. They will be returned.

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thursday next 21st June at 9pm. Please attend.

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place on Mon 2nd July to Fri 6th July in Fatima Hall from 10am

-1pm each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10. per person and €15 per family. It

 promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. Further information contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-3642363.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine.  This is our 32nd Edition. If you

have any baptism, wedding  or old photos you would like to submit  or articles please do so by Friday 22nd June.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers, General Operatives and Book – Keeper. Please contact

  1. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further information.

 Conquer Cancer Collection: Thanks to all who contributed to the collection. Amount was €150. 

Alzheimer’s Tea Day:  A big thanks to all who supported our Annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day in Fore. Amount was €1,044  

  Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the public on Sun

 1st July from 12noon to 6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare.

 

YEAR B                                        Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                  10th  June,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 9th 6.30pm Mary Lynch MM.  Pauline Coll.  Maura Carroll.  Sun 10th 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Andy Leonard.  Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 13th No Mass.  Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 16th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & Parents.  Sun 17th 11.00am Gertie Kelly MM.   Paddy Gaffney. 

Tommy Murphy.

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 10th 9.30am Willie Loughlin. Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 17th 9.30am Antionette & Mark Faulkner

  1. RI. P. Thomas Keary. late of Clonkeen, Streete, who died in Canada. brother of Bridie Walsh. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Larry Monaghan, brother of late Richard and Danny Monaghan, who died in England.

Offertory Collection: €830.   Easter Dues: €1,160. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th June,  at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Shay Joseph Smyth.  Isabella Mc Cormack.   T. J. Clune.  Blake Davis Tenanty.  Lucy Ella Ledwith.  Shauna Annie Ivory.  Ava Jane Ivory.   Alex Murtagh.   Aaron Patrick Cogan.  Tadhg Patrick Clune.  Robyn Mc Quaid.   Beibhinn O’ Shaughnessy. Mason Monaghan.   William Joseph Whyte. 

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Easter Dues: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues Collection last weekend.

St. Joseph’s young Priests Society:  Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 23rd June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105 as soon as possible.

National Charismatic Renewal Conference: Will take place in The Concert Hall, RDS Dublin on Sat 16th June .

Poster on Notice Board.

World Meeting of Families: Information about the programme is available on the website www.dioceseofmeath.ie

/wmof2018. It is still possible to book for somedays of the Congress in the RDS on Aug 22nd , 23rd & 24th . Information about

Tickets for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Aug 25th and the Papal Mass in the Pheonix Park will be available in

 the coming weeks.

Study the Catechism: Groups are being organised for adults to read and discuss the content of the Catechism of the

 Catholic Church. An information evening about this initiative will be held in the Parish Centre, Navan on Friday next, June

 15th at 8pm. All are Welcome. If anybody is interested but can’t attend the meeting on Friday night please contact the

 Parochial House.

Golden Jubilee: A celebration to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Ordination of Fr. Patrick Moore P. P. Castlepollard will be

held in Castlepollard Church on Fri 15th at 7pm. All are Welcome.

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 17th . Past Pupils and Families are

 invited to the school from 2pm -6pm for a Walk down Memory Lane. Any photos from past events to display on the

 day would be very welcome. They will be returned.

Tidy Towns: There will be an Open Tidy Towns Meeting in Carmel Gaffney’s on Tue next June 12th at 8pm.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine.  This is our 32nd Edition. If you

have any baptism, wedding  or old photos you would like to submit  or articles please do so by Friday 22nd June.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers, General Operatives and Book – Keeper. Please contact

  1. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further information.

 Coffee Boutique:  Are performing a Sunday Busking this Sun 10th June from 12noon.  Proceeds going to Larcc,

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting  Wed 13th at 9pm in Dolores Gaffney’s Sherwin’s Open Garden Day on 1st July.         

YEAR B                      Corpus Christi: Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ                    3rd June,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Pearse Mc Cormack.  Sun 3rd 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward. Mon 4th

9.30am  John & Ann Devine & DFM.  Tue 5th 9.30am Patrick Donlon & son Pat,  John Heffernan.   Wed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 9th 6.30pm Mary Lynch MM.  Pauline Coll.  Maura Carroll.  Sun 10th 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Andy Leonard. 

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 3rd 9.30am Martin & Julia Kineavey, sons Tommy, Christy, & Martin  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 10th 9.30am

Willie Loughlin.

  1. RI. P. Sally Willoughby. (nee Philbin) Thurles, Tipperary, formerly Ballinlough, Delvin. Philomena Dennison. (nee Daly) who died in England, native of Clondone, Delvin. Ettie Mc Donagh, Newcastle West, Limerick.(nee Gaynor), late of Lisclougher, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €765.   Ren Fund: Weekly €445. Monthly €50. 

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

St. Joseph’s young Priests Society: Meeting on Thursday 7th June at 8pm in the Parochial House.  Our Annual Pilgrimage

to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105

 as soon as possible.

National Charismatic Renewal Conference: Will take place in The Concert Hall, RDS Dublin on Sat 16th June .

Poster on Notice Board.

World Meeting of Families: Those who wish to participate in the World Meeting of Families are invited to register through

 the parish. The main events will be a Congress in the R. D. S. on Wednesday, August 22nd ,  A Festival of Families in Croke

Park on Saturday 25th August and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th . If parishioners register as a

group they will be seated together in the R. D. S. , Croke Park  and the Phoenix Park. A free ticket for the Festival of

 Families  and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park is guaranteed to anybody who registers for the Congress in the R.D.S on

 Wednesday 22nd . The ticket for the R.D.S costs €38. A form for those who wish to register as a Parish Group for

Wednesday 22nd in the R.D.S is available at the back of the Church. Please complete it and return it to the Parochial House.

 If there is enough people travelling we will arrange a bus.

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 17th . Past Pupils and Families are

 invited to the school from 2pm -6pm for a Walk down Memory Lane. Any photos from past events to display on the

 day would be very welcome. They will be returned.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Women’s Mini Marathon will take place this Sun 3rd June in Dublin.

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thursday next June 7th at 9 pm.  Please attend.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine.  This is our 32nd Edition. If you

have any baptism, wedding  or old photos you would like to submit  or articles please do so by Friday 22nd June.

St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Environmental Workers, General Operatives and Book – Keeper. Please contact

  1. E. Office at 044-9664931 for further information.

YEAR B                                          The Most Holy Trinity                                                27th May,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 26th 6.30 pm Josephine Murtagh & grandchild Dillon.  Sun 27th 11.00am Tom & Marie Mc Enerney. Mon 28th No Mass.  Tue 29th No Mass.  Wed 30th No Mass  Thurs 31st No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Noel Renehan.  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Pearse Mc Cormack.  Sun 3rd 11.00am James, Mary & John Herward.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 27th 9.30am Richard & Danny Monaghan  Wed 30th No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. 

Sun 3rd 9.30am Martin & Julia Kineavey, sons Tommy, Christy, & Martin

  1. I. P. Lucy Mc Givney, Coolarty, Longford. sister of Teresa Feery. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €730.   Ren Fund: Weekly €390. Monthly €185. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

St. Joseph’s young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105 as soon as possible.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season May 24th – October 14th .See Poster on Notice Board.

National Charismatic Renewal Conference: Will take place in The Concert Hall, RDS Dublin on Sat 16th June .

Poster on Notice Board.

Gathering for Returned Volunteers & Lay/ Religious Missionaries: Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or

 missionary in Africa, Asia or South America?. Would you like to meet up with like-minded people in an informal network.

 Meeting takes place at Dalgan Park, Navan at 7.30pm on Tue 29th May. All are Welcome. Contact 083-8422468.

World Meeting of Families: Those who wish to participate in the World Meeting of Families are invited to register through

 the parish. The main events will be a Congress in the R. D. S. on Wednesday, August 22nd ,  A Festival of Families in Croke

Park on Saturday 25th August and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26th . If parishioners register as a

group they will be seated together in the R. D. S. , Croke Park  and the Phoenix Park. A free ticket for the Festival of

 Families  and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park is guaranteed to anybody who registers for the Congress in the R.D.S on

 Wednesday 22nd . The ticket for the R.D.S costs €38. A form for those who wish to register as a Parish Group for

Wednesday 22nd in the R.D.S is available at the back of the Church. Please complete it and return it to the Parochial House.

 If there is enough people travelling we will arrange a bus.

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 17th . Past Pupils and Families are

 invited to the school from 2pm -6pm for a Walk down Memory Lane. Any photos from past events to display on the

 day would be very welcome. They will be returned.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sun 3rd June in Dublin.

 Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine.  This is our 32nd Edition. If you

have any old photos you would like to submit  or articles please do so by Friday 22nd June.

                      

YEAR B                                                 Pentecost Sunday                                                20th May,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 19th 6.30pm Mary Mullally MM,  Michael Mullally.  Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 20th 11.00am  Dick, Lily, Jimmy & baby Patrick Mullen.  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass.  Tue 22nd 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 26th 6.30 pm Josephine Murtagh & grandchild Dillon. 

Sun 27th 11.00am Tom & Marie Mc Enerney.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 20th 9.30am  Bridie Dugdale   Wed 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 27th 9.30am Richard & Danny Monaghan

  1. RI. P. Gertie Kelly. Mitchelstown, Delvin. Martha Comaskey. Graftonstown, Delvin. Bernie Allan. Raharney, (nee Mc Carthy) formerly Dardistown, Bracklyn..

Offertory Collection: €795.  Funeral Collection: €305.  Ren Fund: Weekly €425. Monthly €90.  Annual: €500.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

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.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

24 Hours Adoration: There will be Adoration  in  Delvin Church from 10pm this Sunday, May 20th until 10pm on Monday

May 21st. People who come to Adoration ate invited to pray for the protection of human life at all stages and that the

protection of the unborn may continue to be enshrined in the Constitution. A sign up sheet will be available in the Church

during the week. Those who normally come for Adoration on Mondays can come at the same time.

St. Joseph’s young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105 as soon as possible.

St. Patrick’s N. S Crowenstown: Are having a 50th Anniversary Celebration on June 17th . Past Pupils and Families are

 invited to the school from 2pm -6pm for a Walk down Memory Lane. Any photos from past events to display on the

 day would be very welcome. They will be returned.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get- together will be in the Hall on Thursday next May 24th starting at 11am.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Drumcree Bog Festival is now cancelled until further notice.  Women’s Mini Marathon will

 take place on Sun 3rd June.

                                              Vote for Life 

With less than a week to go to the referendum, there remains a lot of confusion among the electorate about what the

 proposal entails. We are not voting on a solution to the complex cases that have touched the hearts and minds of

many people. We are voting on whether to take away the only legal protection in the Constitution for all unborn

 children-healthy babies in the womb as well as babies who may have a life-limiting disability. Our faith requires us

to be compassionate but let me be clear-there is no semblance of compassion involved in ending the life of any child

 in the womb. I urge you to cast your vote for a society that cherishes the equal right  to life of every person. You can

 do  this by voting NO on Friday.    

                                                                                            Comment by Bishop Michael Smith.                  

YEAR B                                      The Ascension of the Lord                                    13th May,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 6.30am Tom, Nellie & Bl. Lal Timmons.  Sun 13th 11.00am Christopher & Kathleen Casserly & son Christy.  Pat & Marcella  Devine & DFM.  Mon 14th 9.30am Helen & Betty Corcoran & DFM.  Tue 15th 9.30am  Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank and daughter Phyllis.  Mick & Mary Sheerin & DFM.    Wed 16th No Mass.  Thurs 17th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 19th 6.30pm Mary Mullally MM,  Michael Mullally.  Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 20th 11.00am  Dick, Lily, Jimmy & baby Patrick Mullen.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 13th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.  Wed 16th 7.30pm Nellie Nelson.  Seamus Mc Grath & DFM.  Sun 20th 9.30am  Bridie Dugdale

  1. RI. P. Mary Lynch, late of Ballinn, Delvin. sister of Pat Lynch. Reynella. Kitty Heffernan, Turin.

Offertory Collection: €1,010.   Ren Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €135. 

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to all the children who received First Holy Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Parents , Teachers and all who helped them prepare for their big day.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th June,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

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.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

24 Hours Adoration: There will be Adoration  in  Delvin Church from 10pm on Sunday, May 20th until 10pm on Monday

May 21st. People who come to Adoration ate invited to pray for the protection of human life at all stages and that the

protection of the unborn may continue to be enshrined in the Constitution. A sign up sheet will be available in the Church

during the week. Those who normally come for Adoration on Mondays can come at the same time.

St. Joseph’s young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen at 087-9768703, or Margaret at 087-7688105 as soon as possible.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Thanks to all who turned up last Sunday and done 5k Walk in Archerstown. Thanks to Gerry

 and Philomena Cooke for organising it.  Drumcree Bog Festival is now cancelled until further notice.  Women’s Mini

 Marathon will take place on Sun 3rd June.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on next Thursday May 17th in Fatima at 9pm           

Protection of the Unborn.

“It is necessary to reaffirm our solid opposition to any direct offense against life, especially

 when innocent and defenseless, and the unborn child in its mother’s  womb is the

 quintessence of innocence.”                                                        Pope Francis.

                  

Year B                                                  Sixth Sunday of Easter                                      6th May,  2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30pm Jackie Branagan MM. John, Anthony, Thomas & Mary Branagan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Michael & Mary Brady.

Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Oliver & Mary Burke & DFM

Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 12th 6.30am Tom, Nellie & Bl. Lal Timmons.  Sun 13th 11.00am Christopher & Kathleen Casserly & son Christy.  Pat & Marcella  Devine & DFM.

 

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 6th 9.30am  Tom & Patricia Egginton.  Margaret Bennett.   Wed 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 13th 9.30am Micheal & Betty O’ Keeffe.

R I. P. Patrick Vincent Lennon. Kilbeggan. father of Geraldine Fallon. Balrath, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €795.   Ren Fund: Weekly €370. Monthly €120.  Annual: €655.

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th May,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

First Holy Communion: Takes place on Sat 12th May at 10.30am in Delvin and 12.30pm in Killulagh.

Feast of the Ascension: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Bible Group: The group continues for the next four weeks. Even if you missed the first or second session you can still join

us on Tuesday next in Fatima at 8pm.

Bishop’s Statement: Bishop Smith has issued a statement about the Referendum on the Repeal of the 8th Amendment. The

Bishop’s statement is being read at Masses this weekend. Copies of the statement are available in the Church. You are

 invited to take a copy home.

24 Hours Adoration: There will be Adoration  in  Delvin Church from 10pm on Sunday, May 20th until 10pm on Monday

May 21st. People who come to Adoration ate invited to pray for the protection of human life at all stages and that the

protection of the unborn may continue to be enshrined in the Constitution. A sign up sheet will be available in the Church

during the week. Those who normally come for Adoration on Mondays can come at the same time.

St. Patrick’s Hall: This year we celebrate the centenary of St. Patrick’s Hall. It is a wonderful resource for the parish. We

 are grateful to all who have cared for the hall over the years and those who continue to do so. The Hall Committee are

planning a celebration to mark the occasion in the autumn. It is hoped to have an exhibition of photographs as part of the

 celebration. If you have old photographs from activities in the Hall the Committee would be grateful to receive them on

loan. Please contact Paddy Geoghegan or Michael Leonard if you have photographs.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown this Sun 6th May at 12noon.

  Drumcree Bog Festival takes place on Sun 20th  May. Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sun 3rd June.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair this Sun 6th May from 12noon -6pm, in the

 Salesyard, Delvin.  We kindly appreciate your support.

Family Carers Ireland: Are you caring for a family member at home? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of

Family Carers  Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice  For further

 information contact 057-9822920 or www.familycarers.ie.

Men’s Shed:  Are organising a Play entitled From Under The Bed on Thursday 10th May in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin.

 Tickets €15. Starts at 8pm.    We appreciate your support.

Year B                                                    Fifth Sunday of Easter                                      29th April, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 28th 6.30pm  Michael Gilroy.  James & Angela Doyle. Moyleroe  Sun 29th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.

Mon 30th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 1st 9.30am  Owen Moore.    Wed 2nd No Mass.  Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Frank & Ellen Clarke & DFM.  Bill & Kitty Donlon & Danny Gilmartin.  Sat 5th 6.30pm Jackie Branagan MM. John, Anthony, Thomas & Mary Branagan.  Sun 6th 11.00am Michael & Mary Brady.

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 29th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith.  Wed 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 4th 9.30am List of the DeadSun 6th 9.30am

Tom & Patricia Egginton.  Margaret Bennett.

R.I. P. Mary Mullally. Ballyhealy, Delvin. John Mullen. late of Balrath, who died in Canada. Owen Moore, late of Stonestown, who died in Canada.

 Offertory Collection: ( Vocations Sunday ) €1,120.   Ren Fund: Weekly €700. Monthly €350. 

Bible Alive: May Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th May,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Vocations Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the Offertory Collection last weekend for Vocations.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 3rd May at 8pm.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Bible Group: The group began on Tuesday last and continues for the next five weeks. Even if you missed the first session

 you can still join us on Tuesday next in Fatima at 8pm.

St. Patrick’s Hall: This year we celebrate the centenary of St. Patrick’s Hall. It is a wonderful resource for the parish. We

 are grateful to all who have cared for the hall over the years and those who continue to do so. The Hall Committee are

planning a celebration to mark the occasion in the autumn. It is hoped to have an exhibition of photographs as part of the

 celebration. If you have old photographs from activities in the Hall the Committee would be grateful to receive them on

loan. Please contact Paddy Geoghegan or Michael Leonard if you have photographs.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 6th May at 12noon.

  Drumcree Bog Festival takes place on Sun 20th  May. Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sun 3rd June.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 6th May from 12noon -6pm, in the Salesyard,

Delvin.  We kindly appreciate your support.

Family Carers Ireland: Are you caring for a family member at home? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of

Family Carers  Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice  For further

 information contact 057-9822920 or www.familycarers.ie.

Annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day: Will take place on Thurs 3rd May from 11am – 5pm in Fore Abbey, Coffee Shop.

Protection of the Unborn

“ Our defence of the innocent unborn…needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a

 human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of

development.”                                                                              Pope Francis.                              .                  

Year B                                                      Fourth Sunday of Easter                                      22nd April, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 21st 6.30pm Monica & Edward Cusack.  Jack Ivory.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Nicholas Grassick.  Mary Mc Cann.  Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass  Tue 24th 9.30am Joseph & Margaret Martin.  Wed 25th No Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 28th 6.30pm  Michael Gilroy.  James & Angela Doyle. Moyleroe  Sun 29th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 22nd 9.30am Sean Newman.  Wed 25th 9.30am Tom Dullard.  Sun 29th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith.

Offertory Collection:  €1,070.   Ren Fund: Weekly €350. Monthly €55.   

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th May,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Vocations: This Sunday is Vocations Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the

 priesthood of this Diocese. Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations.

New Invitation to Parishioners: Pope Francis has written a new letter to the Church reminding us that we are all called to

 holiness. In his letter the Pope has noted the many gifts God has given to the Church so that it members can grow in

 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….”.Here in the Parish we are providing

 opportunities for everybody to come to a fresh understanding of scripture. in accordance with the wishes of the Pope. The

 next programme begins on Tuesday April 24th and continues for six nights. We will reflect on the growth of the early

 Church after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. There will be an opportunity to register at masses next weekend.

St. Patrick’s Hall: This year we celebrate the centenary of St. Patrick’s Hall. It is a wonderful resource for the parish. We

 are grateful to all who have cared for the hall over the years and those who continue to do so. The Hall Committee are

planning a celebration to mark the occasion in the autumn. It is hoped to have an exhibition of photographs as part of the

 celebration. If you have old photographs from activities in the Hall the Committee would be grateful to receive them on

loan. Please contact Paddy Geoghegan or Michael Leonard if you have photographs.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

St. Tola’s N. S.: Are holding an Information Evening on Tue next Apr 24th at 7.30pm in the School on Internet Safety. All

 parents of children attending school are welcome, and also local areas.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Forthcoming Events: 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 6th May at 12noon.

  Drumcree Bog Festival takes place on Sun 22nd May. Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sun 3rd June.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 6th May from 12noon -6pm, in the Salesyard,

Delvin. \We kindly appreciate your support.

Family Carers Ireland: Are you caring for a family member at home? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of

Family Carers  Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice  For further

 information contact 057-9822920 or www.familycarers.ie.

 

Pope’s Letter for 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Pope Francis in his letter for today, points out that when Jesus returned after his time of prayer and struggle in the

 dessert, he did three things before he began his mission. He listened to the word, he discerned the content of the

 mission entrusted to him by the Father and proclaimed that He came to accomplish it today. ( Lk 4; 16-21). This

 model-  listen, discern, live- can be followed by all of us as we try to live out our vocation.

 

Year B                                                       Third Sunday of Easter                                      15th April, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 14th 6.30pm Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin,  William Mc Cormack,  Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 15th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney,  Billy & Kathleen Mahon.  Mon 16th No Mass.  Tue 17th No Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th No Mass.  Fri 19th No Mass.  Sat 21st 6.30pm Monica & Edward Cusack.  Jack Ivory.  Sun 22nd 11.00am Nicholas Grassick. 

Mary Mc Cann.

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

  Sun 15th 9.30am Willie Fox.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Sun 22nd 9.30am Sean Newman.

  1. RI. P. Johnny Nugent, Caucestown, Athboy. formerly Clonmorrill, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,070.   Ren Fund: Weekly €615. Monthly €260.  Annual €1,500.

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th May,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Eucharistic Adoration: 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will be held in St. Pauls’ Church, Mullingar from Fri 13th

Apr(6pm) to Sunday 15th (10.30am) to pray for the protection of all human life and the retention of the 8th Amendment. A

 sign up sheet is available at the back of the Church  for those who would like to take part.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Vocations: April 22nd will be Vocation Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the

 priesthood of this 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 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.

New Invitation to Parishioners: Pope Francis has written a new letter to the Church reminding us that we are all called to

 holiness. In his letter the Pope has noted the many gifts God has given to the Church so that it members can grow in

 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….”.Here in the Parish we are providing

 opportunities for everybody to come to a fresh understanding of scripture. in accordance with the wishes of the Pope. The

 next programme begins on Tuesday April 24th and continues for six nights. We will reflect on the growth of the early

 Church after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. There will be an opportunity to register at masses next weekend.

Poor Clares, Galway: Cloister Day on Sat 21st Apr from 10am-5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the

 ages of 21and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life  See Poster to book a place.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Table Quiz has been rescheduled to take place on Fri 20th April at 9pm. Table of 4 €40. We

 appreciate your support. 5k Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 6th May at 12noon  Women’s Mini Marathon will

 take place on Sun 3rd June.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 6th May from 12noon -6pm, in the Salesyard,

Delvin. \We kindly appreciate your support.

Family Carers Ireland: Are you caring for a family member at home? Then you are a Family Carer, become a member of

Family Carers  Ireland and benefit from a local and national network that helps family carers who need advice  For further

 information contact 057-9822920 or www.familycarers.ie.

 

 

Year B                                    Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)             8th April, 2018

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 7th 6.30pm  Hugh & Sheila Moran.  John & Alice Gillick & DFM, Rosmead,  Micheal Moore.   Sun 8th 11.00am Bernard Drum MM  Mon 9th 9.30am Philomena & Michael Smith.  Tue 10th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 13th 9.30am Mass. Sat 14th 6.30pm Pat, Sean & Annie Philbin,  William Mc Cormack, 

Breege Mc Cormack.  Sun 15th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney,  Billy & Kathleen Mahon.

Confessions: 6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 8th 9.30am Michael & Elizabeth Hynes,  Tom Flynn & DFM.  Wed 11th 9.30am MassSun 15th 9.30am Willie Fox.

  1. RI. P. Jackie Branagan, Coxstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €1,120.  Easter Offerings: €3,660. 

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery—the whole mystery of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ—made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “ The whole octave of Easter is like a single day,” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. ( St. John Paul 11).

Easter Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Offerings.

Eucharistic Adoration: 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will be held in St. Pauls’ Church, Mullingar from Fri 13th

Apr(6pm) to Sunday 15th (10.30am) to pray for the protection of all human life and the retention of the 8th Amendment. A

 sign up sheet is available at the back of the Church  for those who would like to take part.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Poor Clares, Galway: Cloister Day on Sat 21st Apr from 10am-5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the

 ages of 21and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life  See Poster to book a place.

Youth 2000 Leinster Retreat: Will take place in Ashbourne Community School between 13th -15th April. Book on line  Go

 to Youth 2000 website.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Mass in Mullingar Cathedral in celebration of the centenary of the  founding

 of the Society at 11.00am this Sunday 8th April. Celebrant: Most Rev Dr Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath. All Welcome.

 

Easter Time

The celebration of Easter is prolonged throughout the Easter season. The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost

 Sunday are celebrated as one feast day, ‘the great Sunday’. This sacred period of fifty days concludes with Pentecost

 Sunday, when the gift of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, the beginnings of the Church, and the start of its mission to

 all tongues and peoples and nations are commemoratedIt is proper to the paschal festivity that the whole Church

 rejoices at the forgiveness of sins, which is not only for those who are reborn in Holy Baptism, but also for those who

 have long been numbered among the adopted children’(St. leo the Great) By means of a more intensive pastoral

 care and a deeper spiritual effort, all who celebrate the Easter feasts will, by the Lord’s grace, experience their effect

 in their daily lives.

                                                                                                              Congregation for Divine Worship.

 

Year B                                                     Easter Sunday                                                  1st April, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 31st  Holy Saturday 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 1st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 3rd No Mass.  Wed 4th No Mass.  Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm  Paddy Mc Quaid, James, Mgt & Harry Mc Quaid & DFM   Sat 7th 6.30pm  Hugh & Sheila Moran.  John & Alice Gillick & DFM, Rosmead,

 Micheal Moore.   Sun 8th 11.00am Bernard Drum MM

 

KILLULAGH MASS

Sun 1st 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.  Wed 4th No Mass.  Fri( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 8th 9.30am  Michael & Elizabeth Hynes,  Tom Flynn & DFM.

Offertory Collection:  €780.  Ren. Fund: Weekly  €335.  Monthly  €185.  

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.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday  from  10am-11am.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. The Octave Day of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, points us to the merciful love of God that lies behind the whole Paschal Mystery—the whole mystery of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ—made present for us in the Eucharist. In this way, it also sums up the whole Easter Octave. “ The whole octave of Easter is like a single day,” and the Octave Sunday is meant to be the day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery”. ( St. John Paul 11).

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned their Trocaire Boxes. Amount collected so far is €3,712.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick on Easter Sunday at 10.30am.

Eucharistic Adoration: 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will be held in St. Pauls’ Church, Mullingar from Fri 13th

Apr(6pm) to Sunday 15th (10.30am) to pray for the protection of all human life and the retention of the 8th Amendment. A

 sign up sheet will be available this  weekend for those who would like to take part.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Poor Clares, Galway: Cloister day on sat 21st Apr from 10am-5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the

 ages of 21and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life  See Poster to book a place.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Delvin G.A. A. & Camogie:  Are having a Cake Sale on Sun 1st Apr from 10am -1pm outside Carmel Gaffney’s. We

 appreciate your support. 

Statement by the Bishops of Ireland, March 6th, 2018.

As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.

 We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some points clearly and

unambiguously.

Fundamental right: Every one of us has a right to our life. It is not given to us by the Constitution of Ireland or by

 any law. We have it ‘as of right’, whether we are wealthy or poor, healthy or sick. All human beings have it. For us a

 society to now declare that any category of human being should have that right taken from them would be a

 shocking step. It effectively says that unborn children do not exist or, if they do, they do not count. That is a manifest

 injustice.

Year B                                                     Palm Sunday                                           25th  March, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm Christy Coll.  Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 25th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll.  Michael & TeresaWhite.

Mon 26th 9.30am Mass. Tue 27th 9.30am  Mass. Wed 28th  No Mass.  Thurs 29th ( Holy Thursday) 8.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 30th ( Good Friday) 8.00pm Good Friday Ceremonies.  Sat 31st  Holy Saturday 9.00pm Easter Vigil.  Sun 1st 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASS

 Sun 25th 9.30am  Thomas Manny. Wed 28th 9.30am Mass..  Thurs 29th ( Holy Thursday) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass.  Fri 30th ( Good Friday) 5.00pm Good Friday Ceremonies.  Sun 1st 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

  1. RI. P. Mary Donnelly ( nee Daly) Manchester, England. sister of Daly family, Clondone, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  St. Patrick’s Day €850.  Sunday Collection; €285.  Ren. Fund: Weekly  €145.  Monthly  €60.  

Summer Time: Masses on this Sunday will be at Summer Time. From Sat 7th Apr Vigil Mass will continue at 6.30pm.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Evening  from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  9

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Palm Sunday: This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week,  Please bring Palm Branches to  be blessed at Mass. We invite all our parishioners to attend the celebrations on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday..

Preparation for Holy Week and Easter: A meeting will be held in Fatima on Tuesday night at 8.30pm. to prepare for the

 celebration of Holy Week and Easter. It will be a time of prayerful reflection on the readings and liturgy of the ceremonies.

 Readers and Eucharistic ministers are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Confessions for Easter: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions in Delvin on Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm.Visiting Priests

 will attend. Confession is an important part of our preparation for the great events of Holy Week. It is an unique opportunity

 to experience God’s mercy and healing. Confessions in Athboy on Monday 26th at 7.30pm. 

Chrism Mass: Chrism Mass is a special moment in the life of the Church. During the Mass, the priests publicly renew their

publication to Christ in the Priesthood and the Holy Oils that will be used in administering of the Sacraments for the coming

 year are blessed. Mass of Chrism will take place in Cathedral, Mullingar on Wed 28th March at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Holy Thursday: Adoration will conclude with Evening Prayer of the Church at 10.50pm. (offered for Vocations.)

Stations of the Cross: On Good Friday at 12noon. It will be held outdoor, weather permitting.

Fast and Abstinence: 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: Will be collected on Holy Thursday. If you cannot attend Mass please send in your box ,or drop it into the

Parochial House. The Offertory Collection on Thursday will also go to Trocaire.

Easter Vigil: Candles for the Easter Vigil Celebration will be on sale beforehand. Cost 20c.

Easter Offerings: Will be take up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick in the Delvin area on Holy Thurs and Good Friday at 2pm, and to

 those in the Killulagh area at 5.45pm. Easter Sunday Communion will be brought at 10.30am.

Eucharistic Adoration: 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will be held in St. Pauls’ Church, Mullingar from Fri 13th

Apr(6pm) to Sunday 15th (10.30am) to pray for the protection of all human life and the retention of the 8th Amendment. A

 sign up sheet will be available next weekend for those who would like to take part.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Delvin G.A. A. & Camogie: Are having Clothes Collection in aid of Feile on Fri 30th & Sat 31st Mar in Delvin G.A. A

Pitch from 10am-1pm. Also a Cake Sale on Fri 30th Mar and Sun 1st Apr from 10am -1pm outside Carmel Gaffney’s.

 

Year B                                              Fifth Sunday of Lent                                           18th March, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 17th  No Vigil Mass.  Sun 18th 11.00am  Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  James & Bridie Branagan.  Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Tommy Mc Cann MM.   Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 7.30pm. Mass.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm Christy Coll.  Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  Sun 25th 11.00am Bernard & Annie Carroll. 

Michael & Teresa White.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 18th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath. Wed 21st 7.30pm  Michael Forde.  Sun 25th 9.30am  Thomas Manny.

Offertory Collection:  €825.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €500.  Monthly  €60.   Annual:  €350.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Evening  from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  9

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th April,  at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Feast of St. Joseph: Monday 19th March we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. Please bring Palm Branches to Mass to be blessed.

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering.  Spare Boxes in the Church.

Bible Study: The  programme  continues  every Tuesday night. The name of the programme is “A Biblical Walk through the

 Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in groups and refreshments.

Confessions for Easter: There will be Prayer Service and Confessions in Delvin on Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm.Visiting Priests

 will attend. Confession is an important part of our preparation for the great events of Holy Week. It is an unique opportunity

 to experience God’s mercy and healing. Confessions in Athboy on Monday 26th at 7.30pm.  Details of Confession for the

rest of Holy Week next weekend.

Chrism Mass: Chrism Mass is a special moment in the life of the Church. During the Mass, the priests publicly renew their

publication to Christ in the Priesthood and the Holy Oils that will be used in administering of the Sacraments for the coming

 year are blessed. Mass of Chrism will take place in Cathedral, Mullingar on Wed 28th March at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor: Easter Triduum Retreat for Men (18-40) from  Holy Thursday 29th Mar to Easter Sunday.

 Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Loreto Sisters: If you would like to learn more about religious life, you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed

environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Sat Apr 14th from 11am -3pm. Contact 086-3194597 before 7th Apr.

Liturgy Courses: Full time and part time Courses available at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth from September next.

Contact 01-7083478. See Poster.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Table Quiz which was to take place next Friday Mar 23rd has been cancelled.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be on Thursday next March 22nd  We are starting with Mass at

 11.15am. it is the Birthday Party, so we hope to see you all there. The Club is going away in April for a 4 day Trip Away,

there are a few places left, if you would like to go please contact Mary at 087-7723245 or Kathleen at 087-9768703

Tusla: Are seeking Foster Families to care for children of all ages. Contact details on the Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place this Sunday 18th March at 3pm. Those entering Floats are asked to assemble at

 the Salesyard, Delvin at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm.

Delvin G.A. A. & Camogie: Are having Clothes Collection in aid of Feile on Fri 30th & Sat 31st Mar in Delvin G.A. A

Pitch from 10am-1pm. Also a Cake Sale on Fri 30th Mar and Sun 1st Apr from 10am -1pm outside Carmel Gaffney’s.

Mullingar Lions Club: Are having Table Quiz on Thurs 22nd Mar at 8.30pm in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar.

 

Year B                                              Fourth Sunday of Lent                                           11th March, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 10th 6.30pm  Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Paddy Gray.  Maggie & Tom Leonard.  Sun 11th 11.00am  John & Catherine Clune. Mon 12th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 13th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.  Tburs 15th 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 16th 7.30pm  Michael Garry. Sat 17th  ( St. Patrick’s Day) 11.00am  Martina Yeoman MM .  Owen & Mgt Murtagh & DFM.

Sun 18th 11.00am  Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack.  James & Bridie Branagan. 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 11th 9.30am Paddy & Teresa Bannon.  John & Ellen Ivory & Ellen Devery. Wed 14th 7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.  Sat ( St. Patrick’s Day) 9.30am John Joe Reilly & DFM.   Sun 18th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath.

  1. RI. P. Bernie Drum. Clonmaskill, Delvin. Vincent Nugent. Kildalkey. brother of late Austin Nugent. Clonmorril, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €535.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €100.  Monthly  €75.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Evening  from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th March, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. Mass on Thurs at

 7.30pm.  Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm, Thurs at 9.30am

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering.  Spare Boxes in the Church.

Bible Study: The  programme  continues  every Tuesday night. The name of the programme is “A Biblical Walk through the

 Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in groups and refreshments.

24 Hours for the Lord: Will take place this  weekend of the 10th & 11th March. It will begin at 11am on Sat Mar 10th and

 end before 11am Mass on Sun 11th .

St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day will be on a Saturday this year. Mass arrangements will be as follows: Friday 16th Vigil

Mass in Delvin at 7.30pm. Saturday 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day). Killulagh 9.30am. Delvin 11am. There will be no Vigil Mass

 on Saturday 17th . Sunday Masses as normal.

Day of Prayer for Emigrants: Next Saturday ( St. Patrick’s Day) is also a Special Day of Prayer for Emigrants.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor: Easter Triduum Retreat for Men (18-40) from  Holy Thursday 29th Mar to Easter Sunday.

 Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Loreto Sisters: If you would like to learn more about religious life, you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed

environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Sat Apr 14th from 11am -3pm. Contact 086-3194597 before 7th Apr.

Liturgy Courses: Full time and part time Courses available at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth from September next.

Contact 01-7083478. See Poster.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Table Quiz takes place on  Fri 23rd March. Table of 4 €40. We appreciate your support.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are going away on a 4 Day Trip to Clare from Mon 23rd April – Fri 27th April. Anyone who

 would like to go please contact Mary at 087-7723245 or Kathleen at 087-9768703 as soon as possible.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Are having a Coffee Morning on Tue next 13th March from 9am-11am, in aid of Animal Rescue.

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wed 14th

March at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Contact 085 2888 888 to confirm booking before Tue 13th March.

Tusla: Are seeking Foster Families to care for children of all ages. Contact details on the Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place next Sunday 18th March at 3pm. Those entering Floats are asked to assemble at

 the Salesyard, Delvin at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm.

Year B                                                Third Sunday of Lent                                              4th March, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat  3rd 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson  Sun 4th 11.00am  Billy & Lily Gilmore  Mon 5th 9.30am William & Michael Gilroy. Tue 6th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 7th 9.30am Mass List of the Dead.    Thurs 8th 7.30pm MassFri 9th 9.30am MassSat 10th 6.30pm Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Paddy Gray.  Sun 11th 11.00am  John & Catherine Clune.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 4th 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & Ellen Devery.  Wed 7th  7.30pm Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am MassSun 11th 9.30am Mass.

  1. I. P. Teresa Briody, Archerstown, Delvin mother of Mary Anderson, Southill. Anthony Finnegan, Dublin. father of Audrey Mc Pherson, Stoneyford Park, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €765.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €395.  Monthly  €90.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Evening  from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th March, 2018 at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Shay Joseph Smyth.  Isabella Mc Cormack. T.J. Clune.

Blake Davis Tenanty.  Lucy Ella Ledwith.  Shauna Annie Ivory. Ava Jane Ivory. Alex Murtagh. Aaron Patrick  Cogan.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. Mass on Thurs at

 7.30pm.  Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm, Thurs at 9.30am

Trocaire: Famine and Poverty is a serious problem in many parts of the world. Your contributions to Trocaire will help to

 relieve suffering.  Spare Boxes in the Church.

World Meeting of Families 2018: Thanks to all who contributed to the  special collection  at Masses last weekend. Amount

 was €1,065.

Bible Study: The  programme  continues  every Tuesday night. The name of the programme is “A Biblical Walk through the

 Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in groups and refreshments.

24 Hours for the Lord: Will take place on the weekend of the 10th & 11th March. It will begin at 11am on Mar 10th and

 end before 11am Mass on Sun 11th . A sign up sheet is  available in both Churches for the next  two weeks. Please

 put your name down for a time that will suit you.

St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day will be on a Saturday this year. Mass arrangements will be as follows: Friday 16th Vigil

Mass in Delvin at 7.30pm. Saturday 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day). Killulagh 9.30am. Delvin 11am. There will be no Vigil Mass

 on Saturday 17th . Sunday Masses as normal.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor: Easter Triduum Retreat for Men (18-40) from  Holy Thursday 29th Mar to Easter Sunday.

 Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Loreto Sisters: If you would like to learn more about religious life, you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed

environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Sat Apr 14th from 11am -3pm. Contact 086-3194597 before 7th Apr.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed 7th at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. Table Quiz on  Fri 23rd March.

Delvin Friendship Club: Meeting on Thursday 8th in Fatima at 8.30pm. We are going away on a 4 Day Trip to Clare from

 Mon 23rd April – Fri 27th April. Anyone who would like to go please contact Mary at 087-7723245 or Kathleen at 087-

9768703 as soon as possible.

Anam Cara: The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wed 14th

March at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Contact 085 2888 888 to confirm booking before Tue 13th March.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Year B                                                 Second Sunday of Lent                          25th  February, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm  Peg & James Robinson.  Joe Lynch.   Sun 25th 11.00am  Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & DFM. Mon 26th 9.30am  Kathy O’ Sullivan MM  Tue 27th 9.30am Mass. Wed 28th 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 1st 7.30pm Mass Fri 2nd ( First Friday) 7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson  Sun 4th 11.00am Billy & Lily Gilmore

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 25th 9.30am Joe Flynn.  Wed 28th 7.30pm Mass.    Thurs 1st 9.30am Mass   Fri 2nd ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 4th 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & Ellen Devery

  1. RI. P. Martina Yeoman, England. ( nee Mc Enerney) late of Billistown. Niall O’ Keeffe. Corbetstown, Killucan.

Offertory Collection:  €965.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €345.  Monthly  €115.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Evening  from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th March, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all

who helped them to prepare for this day. Confirmation Prayer:  Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper

and guide.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the  Parochial House on Thurs 1st at 8pm.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. Mass on Thurs at

 7.30pm.  Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm, Thurs at 9.30am

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.

World Meeting of Families 2018: A special collection will be held at Masses this weekend for the World Meeting of

Families, Aug 20th -26th next.

Bible Study: The programme  began on Tue last  and will continue for five weeks. The name of the programme is “A

Biblical Walk through the Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in

 groups and refreshments. Names will be taken after Mass today and on the next three Sundays.

24 Hours for the Lord:Will take place on the weekend of the 10th & 11th March. It will begin at 11am on Mar 10th and

 end before 11am Mass on Sun 11th . A sign up sheet will be available in both Churches during the next two weeks. Please

 put your name down for a time that will suit you.

Protecting Human Life:  “Brothers and Sisters I encourage you to be missionaries for the cause of life. Remember

 those words of Pope Francis: ‘To serve human life is to serve God’. Speak to your families, your children and

 grandchildren, friends and colleagues about cherishing the precious gift of life at all tomes from conception to

 natural death. Speak the truth about life, and speak it with love”. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor: Easter Triduum Retreat for Men (18-40) from  Holy Thursday 29th Mar to Easter Sunday.

 Poster on Notice Board with further details.

Loreto Sisters: If you would like to learn more about religious life, you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed

environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Sat Apr 14th from 11am -3pm. Contact 086-3194597 before 7th Apr.

Delvin Country Music Festival:  Launch Night takes place on Thurs 1st March in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin . Various Music

 Artists will provide music on the night.. Adm €10.  We hope you will support this launch night.

Year B                                                    First Sunday of Lent                           18th February, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 17th 6.30pm John & Kathleen Dunne & son Sean,  Molly Paris & DFM.  Sun 18th 11.00am  Kathleen & TJ O’ Driscoll,   Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.   Mon 19th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 20th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 21st No Mass.  Thurs 22nd 7.30pm Mass.  Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 24th 6.30pm  Peg & James Robinson.  Joe Lynch.   Sun 25th 11.00am  

Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & DFM.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 18th 93.30am Tom & Mary Forde.  Martin Kiernan.  Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.  Thurs 22nd 9.30am Peggy Dodds.

Sun 25th 9.30am Joe Flynn.

Offertory Collection:  €985.    Ren. Fund: Weekly  €620.  Monthly  €125.   Annual   €300.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th March, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am Mass in Killulagh and 11am Mass in Delvin. We invite couples to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows and give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshments will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be in Delvin Church next Friday 23rd February at 11am. Each child will have one Sponsor.

 Places will be reserved at the Ceremony for the children and their sponsor in the centre aisle.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri. Mass on Thurs at

 7.30pm.  Masses in Killulagh will be on Wed at 7.30pm, Thurs at 9.30am They will commence from this week.

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.

World Meeting of Families 2018: A special collection will be held at Masses next weekend for the World Meeting of

Families, Aug 20th -26th next.

Bible Study: The programme will begin on Tue Feb 20th and continue for five weeks. The name of the programme is “A

Biblical Walk through the Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in

 groups and refreshments. Names will be taken after Mass today and on the next three Sundays.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Dalgan Park, Navan: Lenten Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) on Sat 24th Feb from 9.30am -5pm.Poster on Notice Board.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Tel 01-4434510.

Loreto Sisters: If you would like to learn more about religious life, you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed

environment at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham on Sat Apr 14th from 11am -3pm. Contact 086-3194597 before 7th Apr.

Renovation Fund: Copies of the annual report are available at the back of the Church. A copy of the report on the account

 for the day to-day running of the parish is on the Notice Board.

Delvin Ed. Group: Meet every second Tue  at 10.30am in the Hall, Next Meeting is Feb 20th . All New Members welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are back in the Hall on Thurs next Feb 22nd at 11am. We will be taking names for our Trip

 Away in April. Hope to see you all back on the day.

Delvin Country Music Festival:  Launch Night takes place on Thurs 1st March in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin . Various Music

 Artists will provide music on the night.. Adm €10.  We hope you will support this launch night.

 

Year B                                          Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time                           11th February, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 10th 6.30pm Mgt & Jack Moran & DFM  Sun 11th 11.00am  Patrick & Ailish Farrelly 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 Mass.  Sun 18th 11.00am  Kathleen & TJ O’ Driscoll,   Patrick, Mary & Noeleen Smith.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 11th 9.30am Pat Fox. Wed 14th ( Ash Wednesday) 9.30am Mass.  Sun 18th 93.30am Tom & Mary Forde

  1. I. P. Tommy Mc Cann. Robinstown, Delvin.

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Offertory Collection:  €925.  Candlemas Offerings: €1,390. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in 8Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th February, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Confirmation: Confirmation will be in Delvin Church on Friday 23rd February at 11am.

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Candlemas Offerings last weekend.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: This Sunday is World Day of the Sick. The Church’s mission is a response to Jesus’

gift, for she knows that she must bring to the sick the Lord’s own gaze, full of tenderness and compassion. Health

care ministry will always be a necessary and fundamental task, to be carried out with renewed enthusiasm by all,

from parish communities to the  largest healthcare institutions. We cannot forget the tender love and perseverance of

 many families in caring for their chronically sick or severely disabled children, parents and relatives. The care given

within families is an extraordinary witness of love for the human person, it needs to be fittingly acknowledged and

supported by suitable policies.       ( Message from Pope Francis.)

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

 considerably the amount of food they take.  Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed and

 distributed at Morning Mass in Killulagh and Evening Mass in Delvin.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During this season

 we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

 Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b) Scripture

 Reading. (c) Attending \Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. e.g. fasting from

 food, drink and entertainment.(f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Bible Study: The programme will begin on Tue Feb 20th and continue for five weeks. The name of the programme is “A

Biblical Walk through the Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in

 groups and refreshments. Names will be taken after Mass today and on the next three Sundays.

Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Fr. Seamus Heaney from 1st Oct-5th Oct. Cost is €649. Contact Alice 087-4147871.

Dalgan Park, Navan: Lenten Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) on Sat 24th Feb from 9.30am -5pm.Poster on Notice Board.

Lenten Talk in Coole: Beginning on Feb 20th a series of talks on St. Joseph will be given on the six Tuesday nights of

 Lent. The titles of the talks and names of the speakers are available on a poster on the Notice Board.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Tel 01-4434510.

Delvin  G. A. A. Underage and Camogie :Registration from 4-u18 takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sat 17th Feb from

6pm-8pm. All new players are very welcome.

Delvin Ed. Group: Meet every second Tue  at 10.30am in the Hall, Next Meeting is Feb 20th . All New Members welcome.

Blood Transfusion Service: Will be in attendance at  Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy on Thurs 15th Feb from 4.30pm-8pm

Year B               Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                             4th February, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat 3rd  ( Feast of St. Blaise) 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan   Sun 4th 11.00am Sean Mangan  Mon 5th 9.30am Mass. 

Tue 6th 9.30am  Dermot Kenny & DFM .  Wed 7th No Mass.  Thurs 8th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 10th 6.30pm Mgt & Jack Moran & DFM  Sun 11th 11.00am Patrick & Ailish Farrelly

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 4th 9.30am Loman Ivory MM  Wed 7th 9.30am, Joseph & Bridget Dunican  Sun 11th 9.30am Pat Fox.

  1. I. P. Peggy Dodds who died in England sister of Carmel Gaffney, Main St, Delvin. Martina Yeoman. sister of Tommy Mc Enerney , who died in England. Funeral arrangements later.

Offertory Collection:  €735.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €450.  Monthly  €140. Needs of the Diocese: €1,100. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in 8Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th February, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. Amount was €1,100.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Tel 01-4434510.

Confirmation Meetings: For parents of children for Confirmation will take place in St. Ernan’s School on Monday  Feb, 5th

 Meetings will begin at 8pm and all parents are asked to attend.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday 4th Feb. Please use the envelope that was  distributed to you.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Sunday is World Day of the Sick. Please pray for all who are sick that day.

Bible Study: The programme will begin on Tue Feb 20th and continue for five weeks. The name of the programme is “A

Biblical Walk through the Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in

 groups and refreshments. Names will be taken after Mass today and on the next three Sundays.

Family Mass: We plan to have a monthly Family Mass in the parish  We would like to have a separate Music Group to lead

 the singing at this Mass. If you would be willing to join this Music Group, please contact the Parochial House.

Dalgan Park, Navan: Lenten Retreat for Young Adults (18-40) on Sat 24th Feb from 9.30am -5pm.Poster on Notice Board.

Lenten Talk in Coole: Beginning on Feb 20th a series of talks on St. Joseph will be given on the six Tuesday nights of

 Lent. The titles of the talks and names of the speakers are available on a poster on the Notice Board.

Delvin Ed. Group: Meet on Tue 6th Feb at 10.30am in the Hall, and every second Tuesday. All New Members welcome.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting will take place on Wed Feb 7th at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting will take place in Fatima on Thursday 8th Feb at 8.30pm.

Men’s Shed: Meeting on Tue next 6th Feb in Fatima at 8pm.

National Learning Network: Are offering free courses for people with additional support needs. Contact 044-9345117.

Irish Cancer Society: Operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment.. Patients

 wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, or Irish Cancer Society. 01-2310522.

World Day of Prayer for Temperance Sunday February 11th .

The life story of Venerable Matt Talbot from Co. Dublin is a truly inspiring one. Matt was born in Dublin in 1856.

He was one of a family of 12 and received little education. His first job was with a bottling Company. Inevitably he

began to experiment with alcohol. Very soon he became addicted to alcohol. For twelve years he tried to cope with

effects of heavy drinking. He got the grace to change his life and stay away from alcohol. To get the strength to avoid

 alcohol he began to attend Daily Mass and to develop his prayer life. He died suddenly on his way to Mass in

 Dominick St. After his death his reputation for holiness spread and many who were addicted to alcohol prayed to

him and were inspired by his example.

Year B                                          Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                             28th January, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 27th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan.  Sun 28th 11.00am Joe Bray.   Mon 29th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 30th 9.30am

Tom Flanagan & DFM  Wed 31st No Mass.  Thurs 1st 9.30am Mass. ( Feast of St. Brigid)  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm John & Anna Vaughan  Sat 3rd  ( Feast of St. Blaise) 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan   Sun 4th 11.00am Sean Mangan

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 28th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent. Wed 31st 9.30am  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 4th 9.30am Loman Ivory MM

  1. I. P. Kathleen Farrelly, a native of Rosmead, who died in Ballyclare, Co. Antrim. Sandra Poynton. Archerstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection:  €905.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €235.  Monthly  €70. Annual: €350. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in 8Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th February, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up this 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 and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Tel 01-4434510.

Confirmation Meetings: For parents of children for Confirmation will take place in St. Ernan’s School on Monday  29th and

 Feb, 5th . Meetings will begin at 8pm and all parents are asked to attend.

 Catholic Schools Week: Jan 29th –Feb 2nd . Mass in St. Tola’s N. S. on Thurs 1st at 12.30pm. Blessing of St. Brigids’

Crosses during Mass. All are welcome to  attend. Mass in Delvin Church on Fri 2nd at 2pm. (for St. Ernans and

 Crowenstown Schools). All are welcome.

Feast of St. Brigid: St. Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed after 9.30am Mass on Thursday morning in Delvin.

Feast of the Presentation: Candles for use in the home will be blessed after 9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Friday morning

 and 7.30pm Mass in Delvin.  Friday is also World Day for Consecrated Life.

Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats in Killulagh Church on Sat 3rd Feb at 3pm. Blessing of Throats in Delvin Church

 after the Vigil Mass.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday 4th Feb. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thursday 1st Feb at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Bible Study: The programme will begin on Tue Feb 20th and continue for five weeks. The name of the programme is “A

Biblical Walk through the Mass.” The format is the same as the Old Testament programme -a talk on DVD, discussion in

 groups and refreshments. Names will be taken after Mass today and on the next four Sundays.

Family Mass: We plan to have a monthly Family Mass in the parish We would like to have a separate Music Group to lead

 the singing at this Mass. If you would be willing to join this Music Group, please contact the Parochial House.

Meath For Life: A Life Canvass training meeting will be held in St. Anne’s Pastoral Centre, Navan on Fri 2nd Feb at 8pm.

Crowenstown N. S. : Open Day on Sunday 28th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2018 will take place in  Crowenstown N. S. from Mon 29th –Fri

2nd  Feb between 2pm-3pm. Call to the school and complete enrolment form.

Bagatelle: Liam Reilly will perform in St. Patrick’s Hall next Fri 2nd  Feb at 8.30pm. Tickets  €18. Contact 04496664484.

National Learning Network: Are offering free courses for people with additional support needs. Contact 044-9345117.

Irish Cancer Society: Operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment.. Patients

 wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, or Irish Cancer Society. 01-2310522.

 Year B                                          Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                             21st January, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 20th 6.30pm  David Dunne.  Larry Allen.  Sun 21st 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey. Mon 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 23rd 9.30am MassWed 24th No Mass.  Thurs 25th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 27th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan.  Sun 28th 11.00am Joe Bray.

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 21st  9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM  Wed 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 28th 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent.

  1. I. P. Mary Moore. Castleview, Delvin. Sr. Carmella former Matron and Sister in charge of St. Mary’s, Southill.

Offertory Collection:  €810.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €340.  Monthly  €45. Annual: €1,600.  Needs of the Diocese; €1,015.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in 8Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th February, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese 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 and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Christian Unity Week: From 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 God that they may be one. During that week we join Christians all

 over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Poor Clares: Cloister Day Sat, 27th Jan from 10am -5pm. Contact Sr. Faustina atpoorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com

Medjugorje Pilgrimages: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Tel 01-4434510.

Confirmation Meetings: For parents of children for Confirmation will take place in St. Ernan’s School on Monday Jan 22nd,

 29th and Feb, 5th . Meetings will begin at 8pm and all parents are asked to attend.

Retreat: An afternoon Retreat (2-5pm) for the 2017 Confirmation Class will take place in Fatima on Sat, Jan 27th . The

 Retreat will be led by a team from NET Ministries. Individual invitations will be sent out and they should be returned to the

 Parochial House by Friday next.

Bible Study: Bible Study Group will resume at the beginning of Lent. Further details will be given later.

Family Mass: We plan to have a monthly Family Mass in the parish We would like to have a separate Music Group to lead

 the singing at this Mass. If you would be willing to join this Music Group, please contact the Parochial House.

Parish Website: We invite you to visit the Parish Website. It contains much useful information about the parish. The Parish

 Bulletin is available on the website every week. Please visit www.delvinparish.ie

Kells the Remembering: A celebration of International and local musicians and Artists from Kells promoting the town and

 its hinterland in the Headfort Arms Hotel on Sat 27th Jan at 8pm.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this  Sun 21st January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your

support as always will be greatly appreciated.

St. Ernan’s N. S. : Open Evening will be held next Tue Jan 23rd from 7pm-8.30pm. All are Welcome.

St. Tola’s N. S.:  Open Evening will take place in the school on Wed next Jan 24th from 6pm-7pm. All are Welcome.

Crowenstown N. S. : Open Day on Sunday 28th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2018 will take place in  St. Ernan’s and St. Tola’s  N. S.  from

 Mon Jan 22nd –Thurs Jan 25th between 2pm-3pm. Enrolment in Crowenstown N. S will take place from Mon 29th -2nd Feb

between 2pm -3pm every day. Call to the schools and complete enrolment form

 

Year B                                            Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                             14th January, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 13th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Frank Brady.  Sun 14th 11.00am  Joe & Laetitia Cullen. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass. 

Tue 16th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 17th No Mass.  Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 20th 6.30pm

David Dunne.  Larry Allen.  Sun 21st 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 14th 9.30am Chris Callaghan. Wed 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 21st 9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM

  1. I. P. Joe Scally. Reynella. Peter Carley. Castlepollard. brother of Paddy & Tommy Carley. Rockview, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: 6th January. €280. Sunday €780.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €350.  Monthly  €200. Annual: €700. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th February, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group are back every Friday night  We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this Sun 14th January and Sun 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 National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Migrants: This Sunday 14th January is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

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 God that they may be one. During that week we join Christians all

 over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Poor Clares: Cloister Day Sat, 27th Jan from 10am -5pm. Contact Sr. Faustina atpoorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 21st January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

St. Vincent de Paul: A Big Thank You to all who contributed to the Church Gate Collection. Total was €1,330. Also for

 Food given and Hampers donated by St. Ernan’s N. S. also Peter Pan for their donation  and  local Business People who

display our charity boxes throughout the year. We appreciate your good support to the appeal every year.

Video: A Video of the evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh in the Hall is available in Michael Leonards. Cost €10.

Bagatelle: Liam Reilly will perform in Concert in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Fri 2nd Feb at 8.30pm. Tickets cost €18.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484

Men’s Shed: Meeting on Thursday Jan 18th in Fatima at 8pm.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the

welcomed and rejected strangers of every age(cf, Mt 25:35-43). The Lord entrusts to the Church’s motherly love

every person forced to leave their homeland in search of a better future. This solidarity must be concretely

expressed at every stage of the migratory experience –from departure through journey to arrival and return. This is

 a great responsibility, which the Church intends to share with all believers and men and women of good will, who

 are called to respond to the many challenges of contemporary migration with generosity, promptness, wisdom and

foresight, each according to their own abilities.

                                               Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Year B                                               The Baptism of the Lord                              7th January, 2018.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

 Sat ( Feast of the Epiphany) 6.30pm (Vigil Mass).  Pat, Jenny Mary Alice Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis.

Sun 7th 11.00am  Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune. Mon 8th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 9th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 10th No Mass. 

Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 12th 9.30am MassSat 13th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney.  Frank Brady.  Sun 14th 11.00am

Joe & Laetitia Cullen.

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 7th 9.30am Margaret Manny. Wed 10th 9.30am MassSun 14th 9.30am Chris Callaghan.

  1. I. P. Loman Ivory. Martinstown, Delvin. Paddy O’ Neill. Ardee. husband of late Lily O’ Neill ( nee Lenihan).

Offertory Collection: €880.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €850.  Monthly  €220. Annual: €1,550. 

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group will resume  next Friday 12th January. We will meet in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Young People from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 0286-3642363.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 14th January and Sun 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 National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 21st January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

Video: A Video of the evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh in the Hall is available in Michael Leonards. Cost €10.

Reflections on Baptism.

  • “Is Baptism, for me, a fact of the past, relegated to a date… or is it a living reality, that pertains to my present, to every moment?”
  • “Do you feel strong with the strength that Christ gave you by his death and his Resurrection? Or do you feel low, without strength.”
  • “Baptism gives strength and it gives light. Do you feel enlightened, with that light that comes from Christ? Are you a man or woman of light? Or are you a dark person, without the light of Jesus?”

                                                                                                                   Pope Francis, November, 2013.

                                                                                            

Important Dates for 2018.

14th February, Ash Wednesday.                    5th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

23rd February, Confirmation                         6th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown

1st April, Easter Sunday.                               11th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

12th May, First Holy Communion

20th May, Pentecost Sunday

 

Church Holy Days

St. Patrick Saturday, 17th March.                  All Saints Thursday 1st November.

Assumption Wednesday 15th August.             Immaculate Conception, Saturday, 8th December

                                                                        Christmas Day, Tuesday, 25th December.

 

Year B                                               Feast of the Holy Family                              31st December, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 30th 6.30pm Nancy Neville. Sun 31st 11.00am Bill Anderson. Mon 1st 12noon  Dick, Lil & Jimmy Mullen & DFM. Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass. Wed 3rd No Mass.  Thurs 4th 9.30am Mass. Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke. Robinstown. Sat ( Feast of the Epiphany) 6.30pm Vigil Mass.  Pat, Jenny Mary Alice Carroll & Baby Nicholas Lewis.

Sun 7th 11.00am  Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune.

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 31st 9.30am  Fr. Joseph Troy.  Ursula King. Wed 3rd 9.30am MassFri 5th 9.30am List of the DeadSat ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mass. Sun 7th 9.30am Margaret Manny.

Sunday 23rd  Offertory Collection: €755.  Christmas Offertory Collection: €2,675. Christmas Offerings: €7,620. 

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be no Adoration on Mon next  Jan 1st  in Delvin. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 8pm.

Christmas Offerings:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick  this  Sun 31st  December. The Priest will

 not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Feast of the Epiphany: Next Saturday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Mass will be celebrated in Killulagh Church

at 11am

World Day of Peace: This Monday is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming

 year.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 14th January and Sun 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 National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 21st January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

as always will be greatly appreciated.

Men’s Shed: Meeting will take place in Fatima on Thurs next Jan 4th at 8pm.

Video: A Video of the evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh in the Hall is available in Michael Leonards. Cost €10.

Bagatelle: Liam Reilly will perform in Concert on Fri 2nd Feb, 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin starting at 8.30pm. Cost

€18. Booking details Contact Michael Leonard at 044-9664484.

New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2018. Thanks to everybody for their

generosity and support in the past year.

Feast of Mary, Mother of God.

At the message of the angel, the Virgin Mary received the Word of God in her heart and in her body, and gave life to

the world. Hence she is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer.

Important Dates for 2018.

14th February, Ash Wednesday.                    5th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh.

23rd February, Confirmation                         6th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown

1st April, Easter Sunday.                               11th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

12th May, First Holy Communion

20th May, Pentecost Sunday

Year B                                               Fourth Sunday of Advent                                24th  December, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 23rd 6.30pm Pauline & Joe Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun 24th 11.00am Mass. ( Christmas Eve) 6.30pm  Christmas Vigil Mass.  Mon 25th ( Christmas Day) 11.00am Mass.. Tue 26th 10.00am Mass.  Wed 27th No Mass.  Thurs 28th 9.30am  DFM Kearney family.  Fri 29th 9.30am Larry Murtagh. Sat 30th 6.30pm Nancy Neville. Sun 31st 11.00am

Bill Anderson.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 24th 9.30am Mass.  Mon 25th ( Christmas Day) 9.30am Mass.  Wed 27th 10.00am Mass.  Sun 31st 9.30am 

Fr. Joseph Troy.  Ursula King.

Offertory Collection: €970.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €430. Monthly  € 125. 

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: There will be no Adoration on Mon next Dec 25th in Delvin. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 8pm.

Advent:  This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will  experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness..

World Meeting of Families: An icon of the Holy Family has been produced by the organising Committee for the World

 Meeting of Families. An explanation of the Icon can be downloaded from www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Icon. Copies of the

Icon will be distributed at Christmas. Families are encouraged to place the Icon in a prominent place at their Christmas

dinner and pray the prayer for the World Meeting at that time.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this  weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 31st  December. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. We thank you all for the fundraising and support we

 get every year. We appreciate it.

Delvin Friendship Club: Wish all our Members and Friends a very Happy Christmas. Thanks for all your help and support.

Video: A Video of the evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh in the Hall is available in Michael Leonards. Cost €10.

Bagatelle: Liam Reilly will perform in Concert on Fri 2nd Feb, 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin starting at 8.30pm. Cost

€18. Booking details Contact Michael Leonard at 044-9664484.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm in Delvin Church.

Christmas Day: 9.30am In Killulagh.                     11.00am In Delvin.

Christmas Greetings.

We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a very happy and peaceful Christmas. We welcome all who

 have come home to be with their families. We remember those who did not get home, or who have to work during

the Christmas.

 Peace

‘Peace’ in its full biblical meaning denotes all the messianic promises expected for the eschatological era,

 particulary the forgiveness of sins and the gift of God’s spirit. The term is quite close to that of ‘grace’ often

 associated with it in greetings (cf. Rm 1:7). It signifies much more than the absence or abolition of wars and human

contrasts. It denotes a re-established, pacific and filial relationship with God, that is, in a word, salvation. Since we

are justified by faith, the Apostle says, ‘we have peace with God’. (Rm 5:1).On these lines, peace is identified with the

very person of Christ: ‘For he is our peace’ ( Ep 2:14). In Christmas there is already the essence of Easter because we

 are dealing with the beginning and end of the same mystery. Christmas represents salvation in its nascent state.

                                                                                                         Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa.

Year B                                               Third Sunday of Advent                                17th December, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 16th 6.30pm Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM.   Sun 17th 11.00am Nancy Lenihan  Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 19th 9.30am MassWed 20th No Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am MassSat 23rd 6.30pm Pauline & Joe Tierney.  Joe Greville.  Sun ( Christmas Eve) 6.30pm  Christmas Vigil Mass. 

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 17th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM  Wed 20th 9.30am MassSun ( Christmas Eve) No Mass in Killulagh.

Offertory Collection: €700.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €335. Monthly  € 70. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  Please Note: There will be no Adoration in Delvin on Monday week ( Christmas Day)

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 8pm.

Advent:  This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will  experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness..

World Meeting of Families: An icon of the Holy Family has been produced by the organising Committee for the World

 Meeting of Families. An explanation of the Icon can be downloaded from www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Icon. Copies of the

Icon will be distributed at Christmas. Families are encouraged to place the Icon in a prominent place at their Christmas

dinner and pray the prayer for the World Meeting at that time.

Promotion of Vocations: The Lord’s instruction on vocations promotion is clear; ask the Lord of the harvest to send

labourers. This year the Diocese asks parishes to support a campaign of prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese

of Meath. A lighted candle is a symbol of faith and prayer. We have prepared a candle and a prayer card for families to use

 at home over the Advent and Christmas seasons. The Vocations candle is also a sign that Christ is welcome and a

 vocation to the priesthood is welcome. They are available from parishes—2 Candles  for €5.. Please support this campaign

and ask the Lord to send labourers to the harvest of our diocese.

Choir Practice: Takes  place on Monday next December 18th from 7.30pm-8.30pm for both Delvin and Killulagh Choir

 members in Delvin Church.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next  weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 31st  December. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Video: A Video of the evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh in the Hall is available in Michael Leonards. Cost €10.

Bagatelle: Liam Reilly will perform in Concert on Fri 2nd Feb, 2018 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin starting at 8.30pm. Cost

€18. Booking details Contact Michael Leonard at 044-9664484.

Christmas Confessions: Prayer Service and Confessions in Athboy Church on  Monday 18th  December at 7.30pm. In

Delvin Church  on  Tuesday 19th December at 7.30pm. Visiting Priests will attend.

Saturday 23rd December:

Killulagh Church at 12noon.                             Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm in Delvin Church.

Christmas Day: 9.30am In Killulagh.                     11.00am In Delvin.

 

Year B                                                  Second Sunday of Advent                                10th December, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 9th 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Sun 10th 11.00am Kitty Bray. Joe Gaffney. Printinstown.  Mary Keane MM  Mon 11th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 12th 9.30am MassWed 13th No Mass. 

Thurs 14th No Mass.   Fri 15th No Mass.   Sat 16th 6.30pm Tom & Kathleen Monaghan & DFM.   Sun 17th 11.00am Nancy Lenihan

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 10th 9.30am Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM   Wed 13th No Mass.  Sun 17th 9.30am Pala Sheerin & DFM

Offertory Collection: €780.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €365. Monthly  € 55. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th December at 8pm.

Advent:  This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will  experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness..

World Meeting of Families: An icon of the Holy Family has been produced by the organising Committee for the World

 Meeting of Families. An explanation of the Icon can be downloaded from www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Icon. Copies of the

Icon will be distributed at Christmas. Families are encouraged to place the Icon in a prominent place at their Christmas

dinner and pray the prayer for the World Meeting at that time.

Columban Missionaries: The Society celebrates the centenary of its foundation in 2018. We pray  for all the members of

the Society past and present, especially those from the Parish

Promotion of Vocations: The Lord’s instruction on vocations promotion is clear; ask the Lord of the harvest to send

labourers. This year the Diocese asks parishes to support a campaign of prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese

of Meath. A lighted candle is a symbol of faith and prayer. We have prepared a candle and a prayer card for families to use

 at home over the Advent and Christmas seasons. The Vocations candle is also a sign that Christ is welcome and a

 vocation to the priesthood is welcome. They are available from parishes—2 Candles  for €5.. Please support this campaign

and ask the Lord to send labourers to the harvest of our diocese.

St. Finnian: Is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Meath. He studied in Idrone, Co. Carlow and later in Wales. On his return

 he settled in Clonard, Co. Meath around 520, where he established a famous school. His pupils were the initiators of the

great monastic expansion in Ireland. He died in 549 and is remembered as the tutor of the saints of Ireland. His Feast Day is

 on Tuesday next, 12th December.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place this weekend  9th /10th Dec. We will also be collecting dried

 goods. Boxes will be available  in back Porch of the Church. Your support will be very much appreciated.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging.  Further information www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Advent

1095 For this reason the Church, especially during Advent and Lent and above all at the Easter Vigil, re-reads and

 re-lives the great events of salvation history in the “today” of her liturgy. But this also demands that catechesis help

 the faithful to open themselves to this spiritual understanding of the economy of salvation as the Church’s liturgy

 reveals it and enables us to live it.

                                                                                        Catechism of Catholic Church.

 Year A                                           First Sunday of Advent                                 3rd December, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 2nd 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Joe Reilly. Mon 4th 9.30am David Anderson.  Tue 5th 9.30am MassWed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th 7.30pm Ernie & Peggy Lenihan..  Fri 8th  ( Feast of the Immaculate Conception) 11.00am Bridgie & Mattie Gilmore. Jim & Eliz Gilmore.  Sat 9th 6.30pm Paddy & Mary O’ Shaughnessy.  James, Mgt, Jimmy & Michael Anderson.  Sun 10th 11.00am Kitty Bray. Joe Gaffney. Printinstown.  Mary Keane MM

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 3rd 9.30am  James & Mary Nugent & son Sean. Wed 6th 9.30am MassFri 8th  ( Feast of Immaculate Conception) 9.30am Mass. Sun 10th 9.30am Paddy & Madeline Kelleghan & DFM

  1. RI. P. Thomas Barry. Dunboyne. brother of late Harry Barry, a native of Delvin. Martin Davis. who died in Australia, formerly Robinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €860.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €405. Monthly  € 240. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th December at 8pm.

Advent:  This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent. This Advent be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will  experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness..

Youth 2000: Christmas  Retreat in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare from 8th -10th Dec next. Information from 01-6753690,

 or www.youth2000.ie

World Meeting of Families: An icon of the Holy Family has been produced by the organising Committee for the World

 Meeting of Families. An explanation of the Icon can be downloaded from www.worldmeeting2018.ie/Icon. Copies of the

Icon will be distributed at Christmas. Families are encouraged to place the Icon in a prominent place at their Christmas

dinner and pray the prayer for the World Meeting at that time.

Columban Missionaries: The Society celebrates the centenary of its foundation in 2018. We pray  for all the members of

the Society past and present, especially those from the Parish

Promotion of Vocations: The Lord’s instruction on vocations promotion is clear; ask the Lord of the harvest to send

labourers. This year the Diocese asks parishes to support a campaign of prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese

of Meath. A lighted candle is a symbol of faith and prayer. We have prepared a candle and a prayer card for families to use

 at home over the Advent and Christmas seasons. The Vocations candle is also a sign that Christ is welcome and a

 vocation to the priesthood is welcome. They are available from parishes—2 Candles  for €5.. Please support this campaign

and ask the Lord to send labourers to the harvest of our diocese.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place on Thursday next 7th December in the Hall starting at 5pm.  

St. Vincent de Paul: Church Gate Collection will take place next weekend  9th /10th Dec. We will also be collecting dried

 goods. Boxes will be available  in back Porch of the Church. Your support will be very much appreciated.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging.  Further information www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

The Advent Wreath

Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in

Germanic countries and in North America. The Advent Wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles.

 Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history

 prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the rising

 of the Sun of justice.

Year A                                              Feast of Christ the King                                 26th November, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 25th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith.

Remembrance Baby Nicholas Lewis.   Sun 26th 11.00am Ruth Lynch Barry MM. Mon 27th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 28th 9.30am Michael & Margaret Malone.  Wed 29th No Mass.  Thurs 30th 9.30am Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Owen & Bridget Gaffney.   Billy Moran & DFM  Sat 2nd 6.30pm Kevin Bray.  Jimmy & Ettie Bray.  Sun 3rd 11.00am Joe Reilly.

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 26th  9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley. Charlie , Michael & Bridget Doyle.  Wed 28th  No Mass.  Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 3rd 9.30am  James & Mary Nugent & son Sean.

  1. I. P. Marie Lawlor. Athlone. sister of Ann O’ Shaughnessy. Gigginstown, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: €885.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €390. Monthly  € 75. 

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th December at 8pm.

Feast of Christ the King: This Sun we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Adoration in Delvin Church from 4pm-5pm.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 30th Nov at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Advent: Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnites of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and like wise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight..

Youth 2000: Christmas  Retreat in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare from 8th -10th Dec next. Information from 01-6753690,

 or www.youth2000.ie

Young Adult Retreat: In Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat Dec 2nd from 9.30am-5pm. Contact 086-6036506, or 087-2478519.

Columban Missionaries: The Society celebrates the centenary of its foundation in 2018. We pray  for all the members of

the Society past and present, especially those from the Parish

Promotion of Vocations: The Lord’s instruction on vocations promotion is clear; ask the Lord of the harvest to send

labourers. This year the Diocese asks parishes to support a campaign of prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese

of Meath. A lighted candle is a symbol of faith and prayer. We have prepared a candle and a prayer card for families to use

 at home over the Advent and Christmas seasons. The Vocations candle is also a sign that Christ is welcome and a

 vocation to the priesthood is welcome. They are available from parishes—2 candles  for €5.. Please support this campaign

and ask the Lord to send labourers to the harvest of our diocese.

Delvin Friendship Club: Christmas Party will take place on Thursday 7th December in the Hall.  Any member who was not

at the Club on Thursday last and who would like to go please contact Jenny at 087-2362884, or Kathleen at 087-9768703 by

 Friday 1st Dec. It is important that you contact us as we have to give the Caterer a number that will be attending by Monday.

St. Vincent de Paul: Church gate Collection will take place on weekend of 9th /10th Dec. We will also be collecting dried

 goods. Boxes will be available  in back Porch of the Church. Your support will be very much appreciated.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging.  Further information www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Alzheimers Society: Dementia Awareness Evening on Wed 29th Nov from 7-9pm in Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar

Ardee- Collon Parish: Presents Marty Duff Christmas Concert and Guests in Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee on

Thurs 21st  Dec at 8pm. Tickets on sale from Parish Office. Contact 041-6850920.

 

Year A                                     Thirty- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                19th November, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 18th 6.30pm Mossie Gilmore MM  Pat Lynch.  Sun 19th 11.00am Mass  Karl Quinn.  William & Catherine Sherlock. 

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 21st 9.30am Mass.  Wed 22nd No Mass.  Thurs 23rd 9.30am MassFri 9.30am Mass.

 Sat 25th 6.30pm Tom, May & Sean Fay.  Sean Connolly & son Gerard.  Danny & Annie Mc Grath & Betty Smith.

 Sun 26th 11.00am Ruth Lynch Barry MM.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 19th 9.30am Patrick Mc Hale  John & Nancy Barry.  Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Thomas, Mgt & Bridget Carley. Charlie , Michael & Bridget Doyle.

Offertory Collection: €765.  Ren. Fund: Weekly. €775. Monthly  € 255.  Annual €1,200.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th December at 8pm.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church next Fri 24th November at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Feast of Christ the King: Next Sun we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Adoration in Delvin Church from 4pm-5pm.

Youth 2000: Christmas  Retreat in Newbridge College, Co. Kildare from 8th -10th Dec next. Information from 01-6753690,

 or www.youth2000.ie

Young Adult Retreat: In Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat Dec 2nd from 9.30am-5pm. Contact 086-6036506, or 087-2478519.

Columban Missionaries: The Society celebrates the centenary of its foundation in 2018. We pray  for all the members of

the Society past and present, especially those from the Parish

Red Wednesday: We are being invited to remember Christians who have suffered and died for the faith throughout the

 world on Wed 22nd , especially by praying the Angelus at 12noon and 6pm. A report on Christians who being oppressed for

their faith can be found at www.acnireland.org.

Delvin Tidy Towns: A. G. M. will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s Mon  20th Nov at 8pm. Everybody interested in becoming

 part of the Tidy Towns are invited to attend. A new Committee will be formed on the night.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are in the Hall on next Thursday 23rd Nov at 11.00am.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Thanks to all who turned up for the Presentation Night on Wed. The amount of money handed

 over to Mr. John Shaw was €31,000. A big thank you to all the people from Delvin and surrounding areas who organised

fundraising events during the past year. We appreciate what you do for the Hospice Homecare.

St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy takes place this Sunday 19th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We

 would appreciate if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for the

 coming year.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: We will remember all those killed on the roads this Sunday  19th

November at our Masses. A Memorial Service for Road Traffic Victims will be held in Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar at 2pm

on this Sunday.

Cluain Lir: Annual Ecumenical Service in Remembrance of all deceased will take place on Wed 22nd Nov at 7pm in St.

Mary’s Church, Mullingar.

Men’s Shed: Meeting on Thursday 23rd Nov at 8pm in Fatima.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging.  Further information www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Alzheimers Society: Dementia Awareness Evening on Wed 29th Nov from 7-9pm in Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar

Ardee- Collon Parish: Presents Marty Duff Christmas Concert and Guests in Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee on

Thurs 21st  Dec at 8pm. Tickets on sale from Parish Office. Contact 041-6850920.

Year A                                     Thirty- Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time                 12th November, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 11th 6.30pm Bride Garry MM.  John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 12th 11.00am Walter Casserly & granddaughter Niamh. Christopher Fenlon.  Mon 13th 9.30am  Mass.   Tue 14th 9.30am  Jack, May & Paddy Mullen & Rose Murphy.

Wed 15th No Mass.  Thurs 16th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 17th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 18th 6.30pm Mossie Gilmore MM  Pat Lynch.  Sun 19th 11.00am Mass  Karl Quinn.  William & Catherine Sherlock. 

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 12th 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully. Wed 15th  9.30am Mass.  Sun 19th 9.30am Patrick Mc Hale  John & Nancy Barry.

  1. I. P. Jimmy Mc Neice. Scurloughstown, Delvin. Paddy Rourke. England native of Lisclougher, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €805.  November Offerings:  €1,745.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th November at 8pm.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 24th November at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

November Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Tidy Towns: A. G. M. will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on 20th Nov at 8pm. Everybody interested in becoming part

 of the Tidy Towns are invited to attend. A new Committee will be formed on the night.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday 16th Nov at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Presentation Night to Mr. John Shaw will take place in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed next Nov

 15th at 8.30pm. Everybody is very welcome  to attend

St. Tola’s N. S. : Bring and Buy takes place on Sunday 19th November at 2pm in the School. Great Prizes and Raffle. We

 would appreciate if all the parents would support the Bring and Buy as it is our main fundraiser to support the school for the

 coming year.

Cluain Lir: Annual Ecumenical Service in Remembrance of all deceased will take place on Wed 22nd Nov at 7pm in St.

Mary’s Church, Mullingar.

Meath Archaeological Society: Talk on Excavations at Bective Abbey by Geraldine Stout at Trim Library on Thurs 16th

Nov at 8pm. All Welcome. Further info 01-8259438.

Arthritis Ireland: Infoirmation Evening will take place on Mon 20th Nov at 7pm in Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place Dublin

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging. Because the choice is so huge and, at times, bewildering, we

 provide a brief description of every site we have visited We have pages devoted to a range of resources, including daily

 prayer, Divine Office, online retreats, inspirational reflections, religious broadcasts, and  many others.

www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Delvin Country Music Festival: Takes place from 6th -8th July, 2018. Tickets are on Sale until 13th Nov in Old Video

 Shop, Main St, Delvin. from 7-9pm every evening for local people. They will be on general sale after that .

Gospel Reflection.

The door is closed against the bridemaids 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, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Murphy.  Sun 5th 11.00am Ger & Maria Sherwin. Mon 6th 9.30am Mass. Tue 7th 9.30am Mass. Wed 8th No Mass.  Thurs 9th 9.30am MassFri 10th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 11th 6.30pm Bride Garry MM.  John Fitzpatrick.  Sun 12th 11.00am Walter Casserly & granddaughter Niamh.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 5th 9.30am Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton  Wed 8th 9.30am MassSun 12th 9.30am Vincent & Mary Cully.

  1. I. P. Mary Shaw. Rosmead, Delvin. mother of Mary Moore. Stonestown, Delvin & Mick Shaw. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €890.  1st  Nov. €370.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €465. Monthly €145.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th November at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Simon Anthony Conway. Joshua Lutz Quinn.  Evan Denis O’ Callaghan.  Rebecca Mc Hale.  Erikas Lavrikaitis.  Elijus Lavrikaitis. Lucas Timothy Gheorghe.  Grace Emily Lynch.  Evan Smith.  Abbie Bethany Farrington. Emily Katie Murtagh.  Chloe Rose Geoghegan.  Lauren Angela Gaffney.

Service for the Dead: The Annual Service for the Dead will take place in Delvin Church on Fri 24th November at 7.30pm. Please inform family members living away from home. They may wish to attend.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . ( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th.

November Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the Envelope that was distributed to you.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Tidy Towns: A. G. M. will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on 20th Nov at 8pm. Everybody interested in becoming part

 of the Tidy Towns are invited to attend. A new Committee will be formed on the night.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging. Because the choice is so huge and, at times, bewildering, we

 provide a brief description of every site we have visited We have pages devoted to a range of resources, including daily

 prayer, Divine Office, online retreats, inspirational reflections, religious broadcasts, and  many others.

www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Delvin Country Music Festival: Takes place from 6th -8th July, 2018. Tickets are on Sale from 3rd -13th Nov in Old Video

 Shop, Delvin. from 7-9pm every evening for local people. They will be on general sale after that .

Dundalk Institute of Technology:Open Days  Fri 10th & Sat 11th Nov at 10am, 11am and 12noon. Poster on Notice Board.

Prayer in Preparation for Death.

Lord God,

whose days are without end

                 and whose mercies beyond counting,

keep us mindful

     that life is short and the hour of death unknown.

Let your Spirit guide our days on earth

In the ways of holiness and justice,

That we may serve you

In union with the whole Church

sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love,

                  And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,

where you live forever and ever,

Amen.

Year A                                            Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                      29th October, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 28th 6.30pm  Andrew Geoghegan.  Perrick Family. Peter & Mary Walsh. Sun 29th 11.00am  Seamus, Ann & Andy Gaffney & DFM  Mon 30th 9.30am Maggie & Dermot Kenny & DFM  Tue 31st 7.30pm Henry, Molly, Rosaleen & Paul Barry.  Wed 1st Feast of All Saints 11.00am Mass.  Thurs 2nd Feast of All Souls. 9.30am New List of the Dead.

 Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm DFM Burke Family. Sat 4th 6.30pm Kevin Murphy.  Sun 5th 11.00am Ger & Maria Sherwin.

Sat 4th 2pm Mass for Sr. Concepta Murtagh followed by burial in the local cemetery.

Confessions:   6 .00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 29th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy.Wed 1st ( Feast of All Saints ) 9.30am Mass.   Fri First Friday 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 5th 9.30am Lily, Tommy & Larry Poynton

  1. I. P. Ruth Lynch Barry. Dublin. daughter of Pat-Joe and Cailin Lynch. Robinstown, Delvin. Frank Walsh. Dublin. formerly Delvin. Nancy Flood. Oldcastle, sister of Tommy Reilly, Killulagh.

Offertory Collection: Mission Sunday: €1,340.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €365. Monthly €50.

Bible Alive: November Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Winter Time: The clocks go back 1 hour this Sat night. Vigil Mass will still be at 6.30pm. ( Winter Time).

Communion Calls:  Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th November at 8pm.

Mission Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the collection last weekend.

List of the Dead: Envelopes are being distributed at the moment. They should be returned by Nov 2nd . Mass for the New

 List of the Dead will be celebrated on Thursday Nov 2nd at 9.30am in Delvin.

Indulgences for the Dead: Can be obtained by visiting a Church and praying for the Pope’s intentions between 12noon on

Nov 1st and midnight on Nov 2nd . ( to gain indulgences it is necessary to go to Confession and receive Holy Communion).

Indulgences can also be gained by visiting a Cemetery and praying for the Dead once a day from Nov 1st to Nov 8th.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 2nd Nov at 8pm in Parochial House.

November Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the Envelope that will be distributed to you.

Holy Land: From 16th Apr-24th , 2018 led by Fr. Dwayne Gavin. Sr. Consilio and Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack. Cost €1,535.

Contact Map Travel 01-8783111.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Pro Life Meeting: A meeting will be held in the Greville Arms, Mullingar ( Dr. Courcy Suite) on Thurs 2nd Nov at 7.30pm.

to present the case for the retention of the 8th Amendment. Speakers will give advice on Winning the Pro Life Argument.

All are Welcome.

Men’s Shed: Meeting will be held in Fatima on Thursday 2nd Nov at 8pm. to discuss setting up Men’s Shed in Delvin.

 Anybody interested please attend meeting.

Delvin Tidy Towns: A. G. M. will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s on 20th Nov at 8pm. Everybody interested in becoming part

 of the Tidy Towns are invited to attend. A new Committee will be formed on the night.

Comedy: Entitled “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat 4th Nov at 8pm.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484.

Farewell to Eureka House: Mass will be celebrated at 12.15pm on Sun 29th in St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells, followed by

 tours of the school, entertainment and light refreshments in school canteen.

New Website: New Pilgrim Path is aimed at helping fellow Christian travellers of all denominations to mine the rich

 resources of the Web in the search for meaning and belonging. Because the choice is so huge and, at times, bewildering, we

 provide a brief description of every site we have visited We have pages devoted to a range of resources, including daily

 prayer, Divine Office, online retreats, inspirational reflections, religious broadcasts, and  many others.

www. NewPilgrimPath.ie

Year A             Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time ( Mission Sunday)             22nd October, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 21st 6.30pm Tommy Timmons.  Michael Mullally.  Sun 22nd 11.00am George Hamilton.  Martin Smith. Mon 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Tue 24th 9.30am Mass. Wed 25th No Mass.  Thurs 26th 9.30am Gretta Mc Donnell  Fri 27th 9.30am Mass.

 Sat 28th 6.30pm  Andrew Geoghegan.  Perrick Family.  Sun 29th 11.00am  Seamus, Ann & Andy Gaffney & DFM

 

Confessions:   6 .00pm

 

 KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 22nd 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton.  Wed 25th 9.30am MassSun 29th 9.30am Paddy Cassidy.

  1. I. P. Mary Keane. Bolandstown, Delvin. Jimmy Dugdale. Clonarney, Delvin. brother of Willie, Paddy & Sean Dugdale. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €855.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €510. Monthly €500. Annual: €500.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Mission Sunday: This Sunday  is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide.

 Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a privilege in

itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the World is the joy of the Gospel and our Irish

missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title of

the four Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. The Offertory

 Collection this weekend will be for the Support of the Church’s missionary work.

Holy Land: From 16th Apr-24th , 2018 led by Fr. Dwayne Gavin. Sr. Consilio and Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack. Cost €1,535.

Contact Map Travel 01-8783111.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet in the Hall on Tue 24th  Oct at 10.30. New members are very welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be next Thurs 26th October starting at 11am.

Men’s Shed: Anyone interested in starting up a Men’s Shed in Delvin, please contact Mike Kenny at 087-1465545.

Comedy: Entitled “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat 4th Nov at 8pm.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484.

Farewell to Eureka House: As Eureka Secondary School, Kells prepares to move to its’ new School in Jan 2018, past and

 present pupils and friends are invited to join and celebrate “Farewell to Eureka House” over the October Bank Hioliday

 Weekend. Further details please see www.eurekasecondaryschool.ie or www.facebook.com/EurekaSecondarySchool.

Tickets for Fri and Sat night can be purchased through school office on 046-9240132 or online on school website.

Meath Archaeological Society:  A talk on Alice Stopford Green, her visit to St. Helena, the Boer War and Irish Nationalism

given by Angus Mitchell on  Sun 22nd  Oct in Church of Ireland, Kells at 3pm.

Mission Sunday

Through the mission of the Church, Jesus Christ himself continues to evangelize and act: her mission thus makes

 present in history the kairos, the favourable time of salvation. Through the proclamation of the Gospel, the risen

 Jesus becomes our contemporary, so that those who welcome him with faith and love can experience the

 transforming power  of his Spirit, who makes humanity and creation fruitful, even as the rain does with the earth.

“His resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated this world. Where all

 seems to be dead, signs of the reeurrection suddenly spring up. It is an irrestible force” ( Evangelii Gaudium, 276).

                                                                                                         Message of Pope Francis.

Year A                             Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time                        15th October, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 6.30pm Jim & Joan Carroll & DFM.   Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.   Sun 15th 11.00am  Joe Lenihan. Mon 16th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 17th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 18th No Mass.  Thurs 19th 9.30am Mass. Fri 20th 9.30am MassSat 21st 6.30pm Tommy Timmons.  Michael Mullally.  Sun 22nd 11.00am George Hamilton.  Martin Smith.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 15th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.  Wed 18th  9.30am Mass.  Sun 22nd 9.30am Thomas & Kathleen Clinton. 

  1. I. P. Thomas Gilmore. Addinstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €795.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €360. Monthly €110. Annual: €300.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 14th November at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

new mysteries are called the Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Mission Sunday: Next Sunday 22nd is Mission Sunday, and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide.

 Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a privilege in

itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the World is the joy of the Gospel and our Irish

missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title of

the four Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. The Offertory

 Collection next weekend will be for the Support of the Church’s missionary work.

Holy Land: From 16th Apr-24th , 2018 led by Fr. Dwayne Gavin. Sr. Consilio and Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack. Cost €1,535.

Contact Map Travel 01-8783111.

St. James’ Athboy: To celebrate the 700th of the founding of the Carmelite Monastery in Athboy, there will be a

 concelebrated Mass in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Tue 17th Oct at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet in the Hall on Tue 17th  Oct at 10.30. New members are very welcome.

Delvin Hall Committee: Are organising An Evening with Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh on Fri 20th Oct at 8.30pm in St.

Patrick’s Hall, Delvin. Adm. €10 per person.

Men’s Shed: Anyone interested in starting up a Men’s Shed in Delvin, please contact Mike Kenny at 087-1465545.

Comedy: Entitled “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat 4th Nov at 8pm.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484.

Farewell to Eureka House: As Eureka Secondary School, Kells prepares to move to its’ new School in Jan 2018, past and

 present pupils and friends are invited to join and celebrate “Farewell to Eureka House” over the October Bank Hioliday

 Weekend. Further details please see www.eurekasecondaryschool.ie or www.facebook.com/EurekaSecondarySchool.

Tickets for Fri and Sat night can be purchased through school office on 046-9240132 or online on school website.

Anam Cara: Are holding a Bereavement  Information Evening on Wed 18th October at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel.

Westmeath Branch of Diabetes Association: Information Afternoon in Annesbrook Hotel, Mullingar this Sun 15th Oct at

2pm. All are Welcome. Admission free.

Athboy Community School: Open Night on Thurs 19th Oct from 6.30pm -9pm. Contact 046-94878994.

Meath Archaeological Society:  A talk on Alice Stopford Green, her visit to St. Helena, the Boer War and Irish Nationalism

given by Angus Mitchell on  Sun 22nd  Oct in Church of Ireland, Kells at 3pm.

Year A                             Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                        8th October, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 7th 6.30 pm Jack & Bridie Mangan. Sun 8th 11.00am  Frank & Mary Kate Murphy & DFM Farrelly Family. Mon 9th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 10th 9.30am Jean Flynn. Wed 11th No Mass.  Thurs 12th 9.30am Mass. Fri 13th 7.30pm Mass  ( Rosary before Mass at 7.15pm.)   Sat 6.30pm Jim & Joan Carroll & DFM.   Dan & Elizabeth Gray & DFM.   Sun 15th 11.00am

 Joe Lenihan.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 8th 9.30am Joe Callan.  Wed 11th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 15th 9.30am Peter, Mark & Roseanne Kelleghan.

 Offertory Collection: € 910.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €300. Monthly €150. Annual: €300.

Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th October at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

new mysteries are called the Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Mission Sunday: Mission Sunday will be on Sunday 22nd  and we unite on this special day with all Churches worldwide.

 Mission Month gives us all the opportunity to reflect on our baptismal call to bring Christ to others, which is a privilege in

itself. The gift we have been given, we are asked to give. Our gift to the World is the joy of the Gospel and our Irish

missionaries continue to bring the Good News to people throughout the world. World Mission Ireland, the working title of

the four Pontifical mission societies, organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches worldwide. We are invited to

 pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

Choir: To honour Jean Flynn R. I. P. all singers and especially ex-members of Delvin Musical Society who can, are invited

 to join with the choir to sing from the Gallery at Mass on Tuesday 10th Oct at 9.30am.

Fatima Centenary: The apparitions to the three children of Fatima took place in the summer of 1917, beginning on 13th

May when the ‘Lady’ asked them to pray for sinners and an end to the World War. In the final apparition on 13th October,

the ‘Lady’ identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion.

Meath  Diocesan Adoration Committee: Invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly on Sat 14th Oct from

9.30am-4.30pm in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Booking Forms in Adoration Room. Cost is by donation.

Holy Land: From 16th Apr-24th , 2018 led by Fr. Dwayne Gavin. Sr. Consilio and Fr. Gerry Mac Cormack. Cost €1,535.

Contact Map Travel 01-8783111.

St. James’ Athboy: To celebrate the 700th of the founding of the Carmelite Monastery in Athboy, there will be a

 concelebrated Mass in St. James’ Church, Athboy on Tue 17th Oct at 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Meet in the Hall on Tue 10th  Oct at 10.30. New members are very welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting in Fatima on Thurs next 12th October at 8.30pm.

Men’s Shed: Anyone interested in starting up a Men’s Shed in Delvin, please contact Mike Kenny at 087-1465545.

Comedy: Entitled “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat 4th Nov at 8pm.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484.

Benefit Night: In aid of Rehab Patients Fund, Mullingar takes place in Carmel Gaffney’s on Sat 14th October. Tickets  €5.

Anam Cara: The organisation that  supports bereaved parents will be holding a Bereavement  Information Evening on

 Wednesday 18th October at 7.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers before Tue 17th

October. Contact Information Line on 085-28888888.

Larcc Cancer Support Centre, Multyfarnham: Wish to thank all who contributed to the collection. Amount was €410.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Year A                             Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        1st October, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 30th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Sun 1st Oct 11.00am Harry Barry MM.  Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass. Tue 3rd 9.30am Mass.

Wed 4th No Mass. Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass. Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm Mass. Sat 7th 6.30 pm Jack & Bridie Mangan.

Sun 8th 11.00am  Frank & Mary Kate Murphy & DFM Farrelly Family

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 1st Oct 9.30am Stan Smyth.  Wed 4th 9.30am MassFri 6th 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 8th 9.30am Joe Callan.

  1. I. P. Jean Flynn. England. formerly The Green, Delvin. Sr. Concepta Murtagh. Loreto Convent, Navan. sister of Carmel Doherty. Ballinvalley, Delvin.

 Offertory Collection: € 825.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €635. Monthly €245. Annual: €2,050.

Bible Alive: October Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th October at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Renovation Fund: The New Year begins this weekend. If you would like to contribute  to  the Renovation Fund and you did

 not receive a box of envelopes. Please contact Parochial House. 044-9664127.

Day for Life: This Sunday we celebrate “Day for Life”. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and

value of human life and every stage and in every condition.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in the Parochial House on Thursday 5th Oct at 8pm.

The Rosary: We encourage renewal of the practice of praying the Rosary during the month of October. In his letter on the

Rosary Pope John Paul 11 introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary dealing with the public life ministry of Jesus. The

new mysteries are called the Mysteries of Light and are prayed on Thursdays.

Mission Sunday: Tuesday marks the first day of the Mission Month of October. Mission Sunday will be on Sunday 22nd .

We are invited to pray for the missionary work of the Church throughout the month.

Meath  Diocesan Adoration Committee: Invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly on Sat 14th Oct from

9.30am-4.30pm in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Booking Forms in Adoration Room. Cost is by donation. Please contact

Sr. Pearl if you intend going before Sept 30th .

Diocesan  Pioneers: Spirituality afternoon will be held on Sunday 1st October at 2pm in  Holy Family Church,

Ballsgrove, Drogheda.

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Takes place from 4TH June, 2018. Spiritual Director Fr. Mark English. Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Are back in the Hall  on Tue 3rd Oct at 10.30. New members are very welcome.

  1. S. L. C.: Lights were turned on during the week for the Winter Months and go out at 10pm every night.

Comedy: Entitled “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” takes place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin on Sat 4th Nov at 8pm.

 Booking Details contact 044-9664484.

Benefit Night: In aid of Rehab Patients Fund, Mullingar takes place in Carmel Gaffney’s on Sat 14th October. Tickets  €5.

The Call to Joy by Pope Francis.

‘The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.’ So begins Pope Francis apostolic

exhortation Evangelii Gaudium on the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world. The Pope is encouraging every

 Christian to embark on a new chapter of evangelization that is marked by joy. He is suggesting this as an antidote to

 the desolation and anguish born of complacency, the pursuit of pleasure and a blunted conscience.

 

Year A                             Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        24th  September, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 23rd 6.30pm  Ezra Mainwaring.  Edward & Stasia Curran. Michael Reilly.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Patrick & Eileen Fitzsimons & DFM.  Mon 25th 9.30am Mass. Tue 26th 9.30am Mass. Wed 27th No Mass. Thurs 28th 9.30am Mass.

Fri 29th 9.30am Noreen Barry.  Sat 30th 6.30pm Peggy Joyce.  Sun 1st Oct 11.00am Harry Barry MM.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

 Sun 24th 9.30am Ann Kiernan.  Wed 27th 9.30am MassSun 1st Oct 9.30am Stan Smyth.

Offertory Collection: € 715.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €365. Monthly €220.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th October at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The Parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill at 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

  1. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun 24th September. The New Year begins on Sun 1st

October. Those who have not yet contributed for the current year are asked to do so. New Boxes are been distributed at the

 moment. If  you are new to the area and would like to contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Day for Life: Next Sunday we celebrate “Day for Life”. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and

value of human life and every stage and in every condition.

Vocation Retreat Day: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening” A Retreat Day for young adults (18-40) will take place in

Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat 30th September from9.30am-5pm. Contact Fr. Joe Campbell 086-6036506, Sr. Una Kearney at

 090-6481666.

Study the Old Testament: We are offering a series of eight meetings in which the story of the Old Testament will be

 explained. Meetings will be held in Fatima starting on Sept 26th . Each session will begin at 8pm and end at 9.30pm. This is

an opportunity not to be missed.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Sat 30th September from 9.30am-4pm. Cost is €20. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath  Diocesan Adoration Committee: Invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly on Sat 14th Oct from

9.30am-4.30pm in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Booking Forms in Adoration Room. Cost is by donation. Please contact

Sr. Pearl if you intend going before Sept 30th .

Diocesan Meeting: As part of our diocesan preparation for WMOF 2018, all clergy and religious along with their parish

liturgy teams are invited to attend a training evening in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on Mon 25th Sept at 7.30pm. Information

will be given about a programme of catechius to be provided in parishes in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

 2018.

Meath Diocesan Pioneers: Spirituality afternoon will be held on Sunday 1st October at 2pm in  Holy Family Church,

Ballsgrove, Drogheda.

Pro- Life Speakers: Two pro-life world renowned experts, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Professor Priscilla Coleman from

USA will speak on the link between abortion and breast cancer and abortion’s harmful effects on women’s mental health on

Sat 30th Sept, in Aishling Hotel, Dublin 8 from 9.30am -4pm. Entry Fee €20. Further info 094-9375993.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Restart back in the Hall on Tue 26th Sept at 10.30. New members are very welcome.

Delvin Friendship Club: Are back in the Hall next Thurs 28th Sept at 11am. Hope to see you all back after Summer Break.

Crowenstown N. S.: Table Quiz next Fri 29th Sept in Crowenstown Inn starting at 8.30pm. We appreciate your support.

  1. S. L. C.: Lights were turned on during the week for the Winter Months and go out at 10pm every night.

Year A                             Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                        17th  September, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 16th 6.30pm Eugene Doherty. Ger Murtagh.  Sun 17th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray. Mon 18th 9.30am Mass.

Tue 19th 9.30am Mass. Wed 20th No Mass.  Thurs 21st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 22nd 9.30am Mass.  Sat 23rd 6.30pm

Ezra Mainwaring.  Edward & Stasia Curran. Michael Reilly.  Sun 24th 11.00am  Patrick & Eileen Fitzsimons & DFM.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen, Bridie O’ Farrell & DFM  Wed 20th 9.30am MassSun 24th 9.30am Ann Kiernan.

  1. I. P. Bride Garry. Ballyhealy, Delvin. Ellie Dunne. Dublin (formerly Ellenstown, Delvin). aunt of Tommy Mc Cann.

Offertory Collection: € 695.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €195. Annual: €100.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 10th October at 8pm.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

  1. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun 24th September. The New Year begins on Sun 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 area and would like to contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Redemptoristine Nuns: Monastic Vocations Weekend 22nd Sept-24th Sept Contact 01-8306235. Poster on Notice Board.

Vocation Retreat Day: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening” A Retreat Day for young adults (18-40) will take place in

Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat 30th September from9.30am-5pm. Contact Fr. Joe Campbell 086-6036506, Sr. Una Kearney at

 090-6481666.

Study the Old Testament: We are offering a series of eight meetings in which the story of the Old Testament will be

 explained. Meetings will be held in Fatima starting on Sept 26th . Each session will begin at 8pm and end at 9.30pm. This is

an opportunity not to be missed.

Autumn Day in Dalgan: Sat 30th September from 9.30am-4pm. Cost is €20. Poster on Notice Board.

Meath  Diocesan Adoration Committee: Invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly on Sat 14th Oct from

9.30am-4.30pm in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Booking Forms in Adoration Room. Cost is by donation. Please contact

Sr. Pearl if you intend going before Sept 30th .

Diocesan Meeting: As part of our diocesan preparation for WMOF 2018, all clergy and religious along with their parish

liturgy teams are invited to attend a training evening in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on Mon 25th Sept at 7.30pm. Information

will be given about a programme of catechius to be provided in parishes in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

 2018.

Pro- Life Speakers: Two pro-life world renowned experts, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Professor Priscilla Coleman from

USA will speak on the link between abortion and breast cancer and abortion’s harmful effects on women’s mental health on

Sat 30th Sept, in Aishling Hotel, Dublin 8 from 9.30am -4pm. Entry Fee €20. Further info 094-9375993.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Restart back in the Hall on Tue 26th Sept at 10.30. New members are very welcome

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

Loyola Institute: Short Course in Theology starting 25th Sept, 2017. 5 Modules offered. See Poster on Notice Board.

St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda: Padro Pio Triduum Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd Sept at 7.30pm and 10am Saturday 23rd .

  1. S. L. C. : Will hold their A. G. M. in St. Patrick’s Hall on Wed 20th Sept at 8pm. Everyone Welcome.

Emmett Cahill: Will perform in Cathedral, Mullingar  Fri 22nd  Sept at 8pm. Proceeds going to Northwestmeath Hospice.

Tickets cost €20.

Triumph Classic Owners Club: Arriving into Fore Village on Sat 23rd Sept at 1pm. All Welcome.

Year A                             Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                        10th  September, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 9th 6.30pm  James & Patricia Dolan.  Sun 10th 11.00am Mass. Mon 11th 9.30am Mass. Tue 12th 9.30am No Mass.

Wed 13th No Mass. Thurs 14th 9.30am Mass. Fri 15th 9.30am Mass. Sat 16th 6.30pm Eugene Doherty. Ger Murtagh. 

Sun 17th 11.00am Willie & Nicholas Bray.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 10th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM. Wed 13th 9.30am Mass. Sun 17th 9.30am Thomas, Eileen, Bridie O’ Farrell & DFM

Offertory Collection: € 800.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €245. Monthly €50. Annual: €490.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th September at 8pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Pilgrims from the Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Tuesday next . We pray for

 all pilgrims, especially the sick and all who care for them. The Pilgrimage is led  by Bishop Michael Smith.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

  1. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

 Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage: This Sunday September 10th at Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody

 welcome to honour and thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the years. Chief

 Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun 24th September. The New Year begins on Sun 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 area and would like to contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Poor Clares: Cloister Day Sat Sept, 16th  from 10am-5pm. Ages 21-40. Poster on Notice Board.

Redemptoristine Nuns: Monastic Vocations Weekend 22nd Sept-24th Sept Contact 01-8306235. Poster on Notice Board.

Vocation Retreat Day: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening” A Retreat Day for young adults (18-40) will take place in

Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat 30th September from9.30am-5pm. Contact Fr. Joe Campbell 086-6036506, Sr. Una Kearney at

 090-6481666.

Meath  Diocesan Adoration Committee: Invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly on Sat 14th Oct from

9.30am-4.30pm in the Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar. Booking Forms in Adoration Room. Cost is by donation.

Lough Derg: Ecumenical Day of Prayer on Wed 13th Sept starting at 10.30am -3pm. Tel. 071 9861518

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Our Annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale for the Hospice will take place on Fri 15th

September in Carmel Gaffney’s  from 9.30am – 1pm. As always we appreciate your support.

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

Loyola Institute: Short Course in Theology starting 25th Sept, 2017. 5 Modules offered. See Poster on Notice Board.

Irish Tarahumara Society: Church Gate Collection will take place on Sat/ Sun 9th & 10th Sept. We appreciate your support.

Delvin Handball Club: Are having a Clothes Collection as part of a fundraiser next Fri 15th Sept. from 9.30am -12.30pm.

 Drop your bags at the Handball Centre, or Contact 087-9905869 for collection.

  1. S. L. C. : Will hold their A. G. M. in St. Patrick’s Hall on Wed 20th Sept at 8pm. Everyone Welcome.

Emmett Cahill: Will perform in Cathedral, Mullingar  Fri 22nd  Sept at 8pm. Proceeds going to Northwestmeath Hospice.

 

      Year A                             Twenty- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                         3rd September, 2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Michael, Bridget &Thomas  Coyne.    Sun 3rd 11.00am Colin Clinton. Tommy Anderson. Mon 4th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 5th 9.30am Mass.   Wed 6th No Mass.  Thurs 7th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 8th 9.30am MassSat 9th 6.30pm

James & Patricia Dolan.  Sun 10th 11.00am Mass.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 3rd 9.30am Ann Marie & Tom Nugent  Wed 6th 9.30am Mass. Sun 10th 9.30am Gertrude & Michael Kiernan & DFM.

Offertory Collection: € 800.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €405. Monthly €135.

Bible Alive: September Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th September at 8pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

  1. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

 Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage: September 10th at Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour

 and thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the years. Chief Celebrant Archbishop

 Eamon Martin.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday 7th September at 8pm.

Renovation Fund: The present Year of the Renovation Fund ends on Sun 24th September. The New Year begins on Sun 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 area and would like to contribute please contact the Parochial House.

Update. (Renovation Fund) Since our last update contributions have increased and an old parish investment has matured. As

a result we have been able to repay one of the bank loans ahead of schedule. Our outstanding loans amount to €420,000 and

 your continued generous support will be necessary.

Vocation Retreat Day: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening” A Retreat Day for young adults (18-40) will take place in

Dalgan Park, Navan on Sat 30th September from9.30am-5pm. Contact Fr. Joe Campbell 086-6036506, Sr. Una Kearney at

 090-6481666.

Larcc Cancer Support Centre: Announce the start of their next Bereavement Support Group, ten week programme with no

 fee open to people who have been bereaved regardless of the nature of the bereavement. Information Evening will be held in

Larcc Centre, Coole Road, Multyfarnham on Tue 5th Sept at 7.30pm. All are Welcome. Call Larcc on 044-9371971.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: A. G. M. will take place next Wed 6th Sept at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s. Please attend.

Our Annual Coffee Morning for the Hospice will take place on Fri 15th September in Carmel Gaffney’s  from 9.30am – 1pm.

As always we appreciate your support.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday next 7th Sept at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

Loyola Institute: Short Course in Theology starting 25th Sept, 2017. 5 Modules offered. See Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Handball Club: Are having a Clothes Collection as part of a fundraiser on Fri 15th Sept. from 9.30am -12.30pm.

 Drop your bags at the Handball Centre, or Contact 087-9905869 for collection.

Social Dancing:  Is back  in the Hall every Fri night  from 8pm-11.30pm. Contact Joe at 086-4001456.

Irish Tarahumara Society: Church Gate Collection will take place on Sat/ Sun 9th & 10th Sept. We appreciate your support.

 

Year A                                 Twenty- First  Sunday in Ordinary Time                          27th August,   2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 26th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita, Marie & Brenda Leavy. Sun 27th 11.00am Jim Joe Murtagh.

Mon 28th 9.30am Mass. Tue 29th 9.30am Mass.Wed 30th No Mass.Thurs 31st 9.30am Mass.  Fri 1st 7.30pm

Patricia Byrne.  Sat 2nd 6.30pm  Michael, Bridget &Thomas  Coyne.    Sun 3rd 11.00am Colin Clinton.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 27th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack.  Nuala Poynton, son Matt & daughter Margaret. Wed 30th 9.30am Mass.Fri 1st  (First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 3rd 9.30am Ann Marie & Tom Nugent

R. I. P. Harry Barry. Dublin. formerly Delvin. Claire Gilsenan. Dromone, Oldcastle. sister of Francey Reilly. Killulagh.

Vera Farrell.( nee Moore). Mullingar. formerly Stonestown, Delvin.  Paddy Loughlin. Trim. brother of late Willie Loughlin. Killulagh.

Offertory Collection: € 780.  15th August €230.  Ren. Fund: Weekly €325. Monthly €305.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th September at 8pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place this

weekend of 26th/27th August. We appreciate your support.

Pioneer Mass: Will  take place on First Friday 1st September in Delvin Church at 7.30pm. Anyone who is due to get a

 Silver, Gold or Fr. Cullen (60 Years) Pin.  Contact Michael Leonard 044-9664484, or Nuala Fox. Enrolment of Young

 Pioneers will also take place that evening

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

2018. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

 Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Special Collection  Thanks to all who contributed so generously to the special collection last weekend in aid of 25 million

people facing hunger in East Africa, (Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethopia). Amount was €1,250.

School Re- Opening: St. Tola’s N. S. will re-open on Wed next Aug 30th . St. Patrick’s Crowenstown will reopen on Wed

30th and St. Ernan’s N. S will reopen on Thurs 31st August.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage: September 10th at Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour

 and thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the years. Chief Celebrant Archbishop

 Eamon Martin.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning on Fri 1st Sept in Carmel Gaffney’s from 10am -1pm. We would

appreciate if you would do some baking as we are having a Cake Sale. Please bring your Fundraiser Cards on the day.

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

Loyola Institute: Short Course in Theology starting 25th Sept, 2017. 5 Modules offered. See Poster on Notice Board.

Delvin Handball Club: Are having a Clothes Collection as part of a fundraiser on Fri 15th Sept. from 9.30am -12.30pm.

 Drop your bags at the Handball Centre, or Contact 087-9905869 for collection.

Social Dancing:  Will resume back in the Hall on Friday 1st September, from 8pm-11.30pm. Contact Joe at 086-4001456.

 

Year A                                 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                               20th August,   2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 19th 6.30pm Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James. Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior. Sun 20th 11.00am Martin Carroll MM  Mon 21st 9.30am Mass. Tue 22nd 9.30am Tom & Mary Allen & DFM.  Wed 23rd No Mass.  Thurs 24th 9.30am Mass.  Fri 25th 9.30am Mass. Sat 26th 6.30pm William Gilroy.  Lawrence, Therese, Anita, Marie & Brenda Leavy.

Sun 27th 11.00am Jim Joe Murtagh.

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 20th 9.30am Callan Family.  Wed 23rd 9.30am MassSun 27th 9.30am Dolores Mc Cormack.  Nuala Poynton, son Matt & daughter Margaret.

Sunday Offertory Collection: € 360.   Cemetery Collection: €2,200.  Patron Day Offerings: €1,325.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th September at 8pm.

 Patron Day Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Patron Day Offerings.

Cemetery Days: Many thanks to all who helped in the 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 crowds that attended

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on the

 weekend of 26th/27th August. We appreciate your support.

Knock Shrine: Novena continues until Tue  22nd August. During the Novena on Mon 21st the launch of a one year

programme of preparation for the World Meeting of families2018 will take place. A special icon for the World Meeting 2018

 will be presented at Mass in the Basilica  at 3pm. It will then begin a journey around the Dioceses of Ireland. Families and

individuals are invited to Knock for the event

Delvin Parish Annual: Thanks to all who contributed to the 31st Edition of the Annual. Congratulations to the Editorial

 Committee. Thanks to the Ladies who sold the Parish Annual in the Cemetery. Copies are on sale in Michael Leonard’s and

 Daybreak. Cost €7.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparation for the World Meeting of Families in

2018. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

Pioneer Mass: Will  take place on First Friday 1st September in Delvin Church at 7.30pm. Anyone who is due to get a

 Silver, Gold or Fr. Cullen (60 Years) Pin.  Contact Nuala Fox or Michael Leonard at 044-9664484. Enrolment of Young

 Pioneers will also take place that evening.

Dalgan Park: Young AdultsRetreat at Dalgan Park, Navan 25th -27th August. Theme: “I have come that you may have

life and have it to the full” Contact Sr. Una 090-6481666 Email: youthretreats @gmail. com

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Special Collection  in aid of 25 million people facing hunger in East Africa, (Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethopia)

will be taken up on the weekend of 19th /20th August. One of the most severely affected areas of Kenya is Kitui- the Diocese

 where Bishop William Dunne from Delvin was first Bishop.

Delvin Friendship Club: We are having a Coffee Morning on Fri 1st Sept in Carmel Gaffney’s from 10am -1pm. We would

appreciate if you would do some baking as we are having a Cake Sale. Please bring your Fundraiser Cards on the day.

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

Delvin Handball Club: Are having a Clothes Collection as part of a fundraiser on Fri 15th Sept. from 9.30am -12.30pm.

 Drop your bags at the Handball Centre, or Contact 087-9905869 for collection.

Year A                                  Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                               13th August,   201

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 12th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery   Sun 13th 11.00am  John Comaskey.  Keith Dredge MM  Mon 14th 7.30pm Mass. Tue 15th 11.00am  Pat & Kathleen Gaffney & DFM. Wed 16th No Mass. Thurs 17th 9.30am Tom & Margaret Flanagan & DFM.  Fri 18th 9.30am Mass. Sat 19th 6.30pm Sean Mc Morrow & grandson James. Michael & Julia Carroll & Michael Junior. Sun 20th 11.00am Martin Carroll MM

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 13th 9.30am Frances Comaskey.  Tue 15th 9.30am Mass.  Wed 16th 9.30am Mass. Sun 20th 9.30am Callan Family.

Offertory Collection: € 760.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €365. Monthly. €245. Killulagh Cemetery: €950.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 12th September at 8pm.

Feast of the Assumption: Delvin Church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady and this 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.

 Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place on the

 weekend of 26th/27th August. We appreciate your support.

Knock Shrine: Novena will begin from 14th -22nd August. Details of events for each day are on Poster on Notice Board.

Killulagh Apostolic Society: Thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning. Amount collected on the day was €560.

Delvin Parish Annual: The 31st Edition will be on sale this weekend after Cemetery Devotions. Cost €7. There will also be

 copies available in the local shops.

Maryvale Institute: Invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family Life. It is a 6 month

 programme by distance learning consisting of 2 modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre,

 Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath on Sat 30th Sept, 2017. This would be an ideal preparatoion for the World Meeting of Families in

2018. Further info contact 087-9868125 or go to Maryvale website www.maryvale.ac.uk.

Pioneer Mass: Will  take place on First Friday 1st September in Delvin Church at 7.30pm. Anyone who is due to get a

 Silver, Gold or Fr. Cullen (60 Years) Pin.  Contact Nuala Fox or Michael Leonard at 044-9664484. Enrolment of Young

 Pioneers will also take place that evening.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Special Collection  in aid of 25 million people facing hunger in East Africa, (Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethopia)

will be taken up on the weekend of 19th /20th August. One of the most severely affected areas of Kenya is Kitui- the Diocese

 where Bishop William Dunne from Delvin was first Bishop.

Lay Catholic Groups: A meeting of Lay Catholic Groups in the Diocese will take place in Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells on

 Tuesday 15th August at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how to protect the life of the unborn and to

 retain the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. Those who take part in Adoration and other parish organisations are invited to

attend. All are welcome.

Loyola Institute: Short Course in Theology starting  25th September, 2017. 5 Modules offered. See Poster on Notice Board.

Priory Institute: On Line Theology Course starting September, 2017. Application deadline  26th Sept. Poster on Board.

 

Year A                                   The Transfiguration of the Lord.                                6th August,   2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 5th 6.30am Joseph Gray MM.  Sun 6th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.  Mon 7th 9.30am Mass.  Tue 8th 9.30am Mass.

Wed 9th No Mass.  Thurs 10th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 11th 9.30am Mass.   Sat 12th 7.00pm Mass in Cemetery   Sun 13th 11.00am  John Comaskey.  Keith Dredge MM

 

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES

Sun 6th  9.30am Colm Newman    Wed 9th 9.30am Msss.  Sun 13th 9.30am Frances Comaskey

Offertory Collection: € 675.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €365. Monthly. €140.

Bible Alive:  August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 Monday 7th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 12th August in the Cemetery  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 plots in preparation for Cemetery Day. A

 skip will be provided in the Cemetery. A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery.

Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith. Mass at 3pm.

Preceeded by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Pioneer Mass: Will  take place on First Friday 1st September in Delvin Church at 7.30pm. Anyone who is due to get a

 Silver, Gold or Fr. Cullen (60 Years) Pin.  Contact Nuala Fox or Michael Leonard at 044-9664484. Enrolment of Young

 Pioneers will also take place that evening.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Special Collection: In aid of 25 million people facing hunger in East Africa, (Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethopia)

Will be taken up on the weekend of 19th /20th August. One of the most severely affected areas of Kenya is Kitui- the Diocese

 where Bishop William Dunne from Delvin was first Bishop.

Lay Catholic Groups: A meeting of Lay Catholic Groups in the Diocese will take place in Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells on

 Tuesday 15th August at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how to protect the life of the unborn and to

 retain the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. Those who take part in Adoration and other parish organizations are invited to

attend. All are welcome.

Castlepollard Mens’ Shed: Are seeking new members. They can be of any age, employed, unemployed or retired. Tuesdays

 2-5 are the normal opening times, but there will be something happening there almost every day. If you are interested in

joining please contact 044-9661126 and leave your name and contact number.

 

Year A                                         Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                             30th July,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 29th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Dominic Reid.  Sun 30th 11.00am John & Mary Mangan.  Mon 31st 9.30am Mass.Tue 1st 9.30am Mass.Wed 2nd No Mass.Thurs 3rd 9.30am Mass.Fri ( First Friday) 7.30pm  Pat Mullen.  Sat 5th 6.30am Joseph Gray MM.  Sun 6th 11.00am Patricia Smyth.

 

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

 Sun 30th 9.30am  Antoinette Faulkner MM.  Wed 2nd 9.30am MassFri ( First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.

  Sun 6th  9.30am Colm Newman

R. I. P. Seamus Mc Keogh. native of Raharney who died in America. brother of Rose Anderson. Billistown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: € 890.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €455. Monthly. €145.

Bible Alive:  August Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Khemanit Kim Geraghty.  Charlie Killian Murphy- Mac Donnell. Eibhlinn Mary Reihill.  Alison Helen Shorthall.  Michael Gerard Collins.  Fiadh Mauree Cox.  Willow Mary Hopkins.  Lucy Patricia Gilsenan.   Lucie Jayne Bray.   Caitlin Mae Lynch.  Finn James Conneely.   Tadhg William Powell.  Lily Kiera Meaney.  Rebekah Cathlin Vaughan.  Naomi Rose Agaci.   Elias Michael Agaci.  Ben Poynton.  Aaron Poynton.  Naoise Viki Ddoorga- Finn.

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 Monday 7th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 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 plots in preparation for Cemetery Day. A skip will be provided in

 the Cemetery.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 13th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith. Mass at 3pm.

Preceeded by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Delvin Tractor Run: Takes place this Sun 30th July. Registration from 10.30am. Depart at 12.30pm from Salesyard, Delvin.

As always we appreciate your support.

Todays Readings

Listening to the word of God enables us to acquire true wisdom. By it we learn where our true good lies, that it

 means more than silver and gold. This wisdom helps us to make the right choices in our search for the real treasure.

 We ought to pray for the ability to make the positive, radical decision for the Kingdom. Jesus asks us all.

 “Have you understood all this?”

Year A                                         Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                              23rd July,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Willie & Ciaran Walsh.  Sun 23rd 11.00am Liz Mullen.   Mon 24th  No Mass. Tue 25th 9.30am Mass. Wed 26th No Mass.  Thurs 27th No Mass.  Fri 28th 9.30am Mass.Sat 29th 6.30pm Mary Toner.  Dominic Reid.  Sun 30th 11.00am John & Mary Mangan.

Please Note: Fr. Emmanuel will say Mass on Tuesday and Friday in Delvin during the week.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 23rd 9.30am Edward & Ursula King   Wed 26th 9.30am MassSun 30th 9.30am  Antoinette Faulkner MM. 

Offertory Collection: € 695.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €275. Monthly. €275.

Bible Alive:  July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

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 Monday 7th August at 7pm.

Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 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 plots in preparation for Cemetery Day. A skip will be provided in

 the Cemetery.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

St. Teresa of Calcutta: A Relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta will visit the Cathedral, Mullingar on 26th July as part of a tour of

 veneration across Ireland. Mother Teresa died in 1997 and was canonised in September 2016. becoming St. Teresa of

 Calcutta.

Delvin Friendship Club: Are going on a Day Trip to Athlone next Thursday 27th July. Bus will leave from Carmel

Gaffney’s at 10.am sharp.

Killulagh Apostolic Work Society: Coffee Morning and Cake Sale will take place next Fri 28th July in Carmel Gaffney’s

 from 10am-1pm. We would appreciate if some of you would do some Baking for the Cake Sale.

 Killucan Vintage Club:  Vintage Tractor Run will take place this Sun 23rd July. Registration at 11am. Poster on Board. 

Delvin Tractor Run: Takes place on Sun 30th July. Registration from 10.30am. Depart at 12.30pm from Salesyard, Delvin.

As always we appreciate your support.

Today’s Readings

You  have given us the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance. That God allows evil to flourish along with

 the good has always been a problem to those who know of God. In this the patience of God constrasts with the

 impatience of humans. The kingdom grows like the yeast spreading through the dough. The day of the Lord will

 reveal all. Meanwhile we wait in hope, and pray to remain faithful.

 

Year A                                 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                              16th  July,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 16th  11.00am Austin Nugent. Mon 17th No Mass.   Tue 18th 9.30am Mass. Wed 19th No Mass.   Thurs 20th No Mass   Fri 21st 9.30am Mass.   Sat 22nd 6.30pm Willie & Ciaran Walsh.

 Sun 23rd 11.00am Liz Mullen.  

Please Note: Fr. Emmanuel will say Mass on Tuesday and Friday in Delvin during the week.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 16th 9.30am Mass.   Wed 19th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 23rd 9.30am Edward & Ursula King

R. I. P. Martin Carroll. Stonestown, Delvin. Ursula Butler. Church View, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: € 705.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €420. Monthly. €70.

Bible Alive:  July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates. Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sun 6th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 7th August at 7pm. and Cemetery Day in Delvin

 will be on Saturday 12th August at 7pm.

Feast of St. Camillus: Annual Novena of St.Camillus, Killucan is taken  place from 13th -16th July. Each evening starting at

6pm, will include Veneration of the relics of the Saint, Confessions, Prayer for the Sick and Mass.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

St. Teresa of Calcutta: A Relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta will visit the Cathedral, Mullingar on 26th July as part of a tour of

 veneration across Ireland. Mother Teresa died in 1997 and was canonised in September 2016. becoming St. Teresa of

 Calcutta.

Killulagh Apostolic Work Society: Coffee Morning will take place on Fri 28th July in Carmel Gaffney’s from 10am-1pm.

Delvin Community Alert: Meeting in Fatima on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm.

 Killucan Vintage Club:  Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sun 23rd July. Registration at 11am. Poster on Board. 

Delvin Tractor Run: Takes place on Sun 30th July. Registration from 10.30am. Depart at 12.30pm from Salesyard, Delvin.

 

Baptism-----Belonging to God’s family.

Through baptism men and women are incorporated into Christ. They are formed into God’s people and they obtain

 forgiveness of all their sins. They are raised from their natural condition to the dignity of adopted children. They

 become a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit. Hence they are called, and are indeed, the children of

 God. Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Christ offered this first sacrament of the new law to all

people that we might have eternal life. Further; baptism is the sacrament by which men and women are incorporated

 into the Church, built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit, into a holy nation and a royal priesthood. It is

 regrettable that the sacrament of Baptism is being described by some in media and political organizations as a

“barrier”. This contradicts the very meaning of Baptism. How just or fair, is a suggestion that discrimination against

Catholic children is a solution to the problem of insufficient supply of places in primary schools in certain parts of

the country?                                                 Taken from Mullingar Parish Bulletin.

 

Year A                                 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                              9th July,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 9th 11am Martin & Julia Kineavey. Sons Martin, Tommy & Christy. 

Mon 10th No Mass. Tue 11th No Mass. Wed 12th No Mass.Thurs 13th No Mass. Fri 14th No Mass.  Sat 15th 6.30pm Christopher & Elizabeth Darby.  Sun 16th  11.00am Austin Nugent.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 9th 9.30am Colm & Lila O’ Farrell  Wed 12th 9.30am Mass.  Sun 16th 9.30am Mass.

R. I. P. Joseph Gray. Addinstown, Delvin.    Anne Cremin. (Nee Bray), Perth, Australia. sister-in-law of Jane Bray.

Offertory Collection: € 785.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €355. Monthly. €200.

Bible Alive:  July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 8th August at 8pm.

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates. Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sun 6th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 7th August at 7pm. and Cemetery Day in Delvin

 will be on Saturday 12th August at 7pm.

Feast of St. Camilluis: Next Friday we celebrate the Feast of St. Camillus.Annual Novena of St.Camillus, Killucan will take

 place from 13th -16th July. Each evening starting at 6pm, will include Veneration of the relics of the Saint, Confessions,

 Prayer for the Sick and Mass.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th September. Contact Pilgrimage

 Abroad 01-6359300.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Delvin Hospice Homecare Committee would like to thank Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National

 Award Winning Garden for their Open Day last Sunday and giving the proceeds to Delvin Hospice. It was a great success.

Thanks to all the people from far and near who visited the Garden on the day.   

Delvin Community Alert: Meeting in Fatima on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm.

 Killucan Vintage Club:  Vintage Tractor Run will take place on Sun 23rd July. Registration at 11am. Poster on Board. 

Today’s Gospel

Today’s Gospel contains some of the most comforting and consoling words ever spoken. But who could speak them

 except God-Jesus of Nazareth, God made man? They reveal that through him, with him and in him, in the unity of

 the Blessed Trinity, we can enjoy God’s rest and peace. No matter who we are, life, let’s face it, can be hard, difficult

and burdensome. However, in the quiet of prayer, in the oasis of praying before the Blessed Sacrament, in the retreat

from the world, when we read God’s Word, we create the opportunity for God to comfort and console us. Truly,

 only in prayer can we be comforted and consoled by the Holy Spirit and experience Jesus, gentle and humble in

heart, who leads us rest by the spring of God’s grace. Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata said: Prayer is the test of

everything, prayer is also the source of everything, prayer is the driving force of everything, prayer is the director of

 everything. If our prayer is right everything else is right. For in prayer we find peace and rest for our souls. Finding

 time for prayer is the challenge we face. However, this much is true: the more we pray, the easier it is to pray. The

less we pray, the harder it is. And the easier it becomes, the more we will pray.             Taken from Bible Alive.

Year A                                  Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                               2nd July,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st 6.30pm  Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Matthew & Angela Monaghan. Mon 3rd 9.30am John & Ann Devine & DFM.  Tue 4th 9.30am Mass. Wed 5th No Mass. Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass Fri 7th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Tom & Maggie Leonard.  Sat 8th 6.30pm Tom & Mary Lenihan & DFM.  Sun 9th 11am Martin & Julia Kineavey. Sons Martin, Tommy & Christy. 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 2nd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.  Wed 5th 9.30am    Fri ( First Friday) 9.30am. ( List of the Dead)   Sun 9th 9.30am

Colm & Lila O’ Farrell

R. I. P.  Antoinette Faulkner. Mullagh. (nee Kelleghan, formerly Graftonstown, Delvin)  Tom Murphy New Zealand, brother of May Moriarty. Ballinn, Delvin. Liam O’ Connor,.Emo, Co. Laois. brother of Sr. Kathleen, Southill.

Offertory Collection: Peter’s Pence.€ 865.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €205. Monthly. €160.

Bible Alive:  July Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 4th  July at 8pm. ( Please note change of date.) 

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew, Oldcastle this Sun 2nd July at 3pm.

Lough Derg: Three Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from 3rd July- 5th July. Pick up at Mullingar Park Hotel at 8.15am.

Contact Carmel at 044-9374818.   

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates. Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sun 6th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 7th August at 7pm. and Cemetery Day in Delvin

 will be on Saturday 12th August at 7pm.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings will be taken after 11am Mass on Sunday. Pilgrims can pay over the next 6 weeks. Lunch

will be provided on the island. We will stop for an evening meal in Cavan on the way home. Contact Olive Power at 087-

  1. 9868125.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Will take place in Cistercian College, Roscrea from 17th -20th August. For young people

 aged 16-35. Further info contact 01-6753690. Poster on Notice Board.

Annual Parish Magazine: We are near completion of the Annual Parish Magazine. We are looking for Photos of Baptisms

and Weddings from last year. Please submit before Monday 3rd July. Material going to Printers next Friday.

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place from Mon 3rd July to Fri 7th  in Fatima Hall from 10am-

1pm. each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10 per person and €15 per family. It

promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. Further information please  contact Laura O’ Neill 086-

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public this Sun

2nd July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare. Please support

Delvin Tidy Towns: The Committee would like to thank all who supported Church Gate Collection which amounted to

 €424. and to the Business people who gave donations. Your support is very much appreciated.  

Message from Pope Francis

To defend human life, above all when it wounded by illness, is a duty of love that God

entrusts to all.


Year A                                  Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time                               25th June,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 24th 6.30pm Pauline Coll. Sun 25th 11.00am Cora Timmons.  Peggy & Ernie Lenihan.  Mon 26th No Mass.    Tue 27th No Mass.   Wed 28th No Mass.   Thurs 29th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 30th 9.30am Michael & Seamus Mc Grath. Sat 1st 6.30pm  Winnie Walsh.  Christy Sheerin & DFM.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Matthew & Angela Monaghan.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 25th 9.30am John Kelly & DFM Kelly family. Wed 28th No Mass.  Sun 2nd 9.30am Oliver Kiernan.

Offertory Collection: €955.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €315. Monthly. €185. Annual €500.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 4th  July at 8pm. ( Please note change of date.) 

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Peter’s Pence Collection: Will be taken up at Masses this weekend 24th/25th June.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on Sun 2nd July at 3pm.

Lough Derg: Three Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from 3rd July- 5th July. Pick up at Mullingar Park Hotel at 8.15am.

Contact Carmel at 044-9374818.   

Cemetery Days: Cemetery days are fast approaching, just to remind you of the dates. Cemetery Day in Killulagh will take

 place on Sun 6th August at 7pm. Cemetery Day in Crowenstown on Monday 7th August at 7pm. and Cemetery Day in Delvin

 will be on Saturday 12th August at 7pm.

Family & Life: Interactive Pro Life talk and training meeting on “How to Win the Pro Life Argument” on Tue 27th June in

 Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 7.30pm. Speakers: Sarah Ekada, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer. All Welcome.

Rally for Life: A rally will take place in Dublin on Saturday next, July 1st to show support for protecting the life of the

 unborn. Assemble at Parnell Square at 2pm. All are welcome.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat 2nd September. The cost of

the Pilgrimage is €60. Bookings are being taken at present. Contact Olive Power at 087-9868125.

Annual Parish Magazine: We are near completion of the Annual Parish Magazine. We are looking for Photos of Baptisms

and Weddings from last year. Please submit before next Fri 30th June, Material going to Printers next Friday.

School Mass: St. Ernan’s end of the year school Mass will take place in Delvin Church on Wednesday next, June 28th at

11.30am. All are Welcome.

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place from Mon 3rd July to Fri 7th  in Fatima Hall from 10am-

1pm. each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10 per person and €15 per family. It

promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. We will be having a Coffee Morning fundraiser  Sun 25th

June. All donations of cakes or other items would be welcome. Further information please  contact Laura O’ Neill 086-

Delvin Tidy Towns: Will hold a Church Gate Collection on 24th/25th June. We appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

2nd July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare. Please support.

Delvin Friendship Club:  We are going on a Day Trip to Athlone on Thursday 27th July. Any member who was not at the

 Club on Thursday last and would like to go please contact Jenny at 087-2362884 before next Fri 30th June. 

        

Year A                                  The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ                               18th June,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 17th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & parents .. Sun 18th 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney & DFM.   Tommy Murphy.  Mon 19th 9.30am Mass. Tue 20th 9.30am Mass. Wed 21st No Mass. Thurs 22nd  9.30am Pearse Mc Cormack. Fri 23rd 9.30am Mass. Sat 24th 6.30pm Pauline Coll. Sun 25th 11.00am Cora Timmons.  Peggy & Ernie Lenihan. 

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 18th 9.30am Thomas Manny. Wed 21st 9.30am Mass.Thurs 22nd 7.30pm. Family of Baby Marcus. Daugella  Sun 25th 9.30am John Kelly & DFM Kelly family.

R. I. P. Baby Molly Moran. Clonmellon. Grand daughter of Oliver & Olive Moran. Ballinacor, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €815.   Ren Fund: Weekly. €500. Monthly. €330. Annual €550.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 4th  July at 8pm. ( Please note change of date.) 

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Peter’s Pence Collection: Will be taken up at Masses next weekend 24th/25th June.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next Sat 24th June. Bus will leave from

 Carmel Gaffney’s at 9am.

Loughcrew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on Sun 2nd July at 3pm.

Lough Derg: Three Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from 3rd July- 5th July. Pick up at Mullingar Park Hotel at 8.15am.

Contact Carmel at 044-9374818.   

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. This is our 31st Edition. If you

would like to submit any photos, articles please do so by Friday 23rd June.

Summer Camp: The Annual Parish Summer Camp will take place from Mon 3rd July to Fri 7th  in Fatima Hall from 10am-

1pm. each day. It is for students who are just finishing 4th to 6th class. The cost is €10 per person and €15 per family. It

promises to be a wonderful week of faith, fun and friendships. We will be having a Coffee Morning fundraiser  Sun 25th

June. All donations of cakes or other items would be welcome. Further information please  contact Laura O’ Neill 086-

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be next Thursday in the Hall starting at 11am.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Will hold a Church Gate Collection on 24th/25th June. We appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun

2nd July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day. Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare. Please support.

Motor Neurone:  Gala Ball in Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells on Fri 23rd June at 7.30pm. Contact 086-3601338.

Amen Support Services: Are running an Assertiveness Workshop in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan  on 22nd June from

7.30pm-9.30pm Further  information 0818 222240.

 Annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day: Thanks to all who supported Alzheimer’s Tea DayParty in Fore. Amount was €975.

Corpus Christi

We prostrate ourselves before a God who first bent over man like the Good Samaritan to assist him and restore his

 life, and who knelt before us to wash our dirty feet. Adoring the Body of Christ means believing that there, in that

 piece of Bread, Christ is really there, and gives true sense to life, to the immense universe as to the smallest

creature, to the whole of human history as to the most brief existence. Adoration is prayer that prolongs the

celebration and Eucharistic Communion and in which the soul continues to be nourished: it is nourished with love,

 truth, peace, it is nourished with hope, because the One before whom we prostrate ourselves does not judge us, does

not crush us, but liberates and transforms us.                                         Pope Benedict XV1.  

Year A                                                       The Most Holy Trinity                                         11th June,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 10th 6.30pm Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Maura Carroll.  Sun 11th 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Andy Leonard.  Mon 12th 9.30am Lawrence & Nancy Carolan, son Frank & daughter Phyllis.. Michael & Mary Jane Sheerin & DFM   Tue 13th 9.30am Patrick Donlon & son Patrick.  Wed 14th No Mass.   Thurs 15th 9.30am Mass.   Fri 16th 9.30am Mass.  Sat 17th 6.30pm Camillus Daly & parents .. Sun 18th 11.00am  Paddy Gaffney & DFM.   Tommy Murphy. 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 11th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.  Wed 14th 9.30am Mass.    Sun 18th 9.30am Thomas Manny.

R. I.P. Elsie Moore. late of Mooretown, Delvin who died in England.

Offertory Collection: €735.   Easter Dues: €1,145.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 4th  July at 8pm. ( Please note change of date.) 

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Easter Dues: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Dues.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th Sept. Cost €699. There is a special

 section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance . Special youth section 18-30yrs. Contact 01-6359300.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen on 087-9768703 or Margaret on 087-7688105.as soon as possible.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.   

Mullingar Deanery: Annual Pioneer Mass will be held in the Cathedral, Mullingar  Fri 16th June at 7.30pm. AllWelcome.

Lough Derg: Three Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from 3rd July- 5th July. Pick up at Mullingar Park Hotel at 8.15am.

Contact Carmel at 044-9374818. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the

 unbroken link of Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Dalgan Park: Retreat Day for Young Adults (18-40) entitled “Come Holy Spirit” on Sat 17th June from 9.30am-5pm.     

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. This is our 31st Edition. If you

would like to submit any photos, articles please do so by Friday 16th June.

Delvin Tidy Towns: Will hold a Church Gate Collection on 24th/25th June. We appreciate your support.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting in Dolores Gaffney’s next Wed 14th June at 9pm. Alec and Evelyn Sherwin, National

Award Winning Garden will be open to the Public on Sun 2nd July from 12noon -6pm. Plants and Cake Sale on the day.

Proceeds going to Delvin Hospice Homecare. Please support.

Motor Neurone:  Gala Ball in Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells on Fri 23rd June at 7.30pm. Contact 086-3601338.

Amen Support Services: Are running an Assertiveness Workshop in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan  on 22nd June from

7.30pm-9.30pm Further  information 081 8222240.

Trinity Sunday

Christians do not worship three different Gods, but one single Being that is threefold and yet remains one. We know

 that God is triune from Jesus Christ: He, the Son, speaks about his Father in heaven ( “I and the Father are one”. Jn

 10:30)  He prays to him and sends us the Holy Spirit, who is the love of the Father and the Son. That is why we are

 baptized “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. ( Mt 28:19)

                                                                                 YOUCAT  Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Year A                                                           Pentecost Sunday                                            4th June,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 3rd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Sun 4th 11.00am   James,Mary & John Herward.  Mon 5th N o Mass. Tue 6th No Mass. Wed 7th No Mass. Thurs 8th 9.30am Willie, Bridget & Mary Devine & DFM Hogg Family.  Fri 9th 9.30am Mass. Sat 10th 6.30pm Patsy & Mary Leonard.  Maura Carroll.  Sun 11th 11.00am Michael, Kathleen & Liam Bray.  Andy Leonard.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 4th 9.30am Phil Reilly. Wed 7th 9.30am Mass. Sun 11th 9.30am Willie Loughlin.

Offertory Collection: €860.   Ren Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €155. Annual: €200.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday next 6th June at 8pm.   ( Please note change of date). 

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Current 6th Class Pupils are invited to a special Youth Group meeting on Friday next at 7.30pm in Fatima.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th Sept. Cost €699. There is a special

 section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance . Special youth section 18-30yrs. Contact 01-6359300.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen on 087-9768703 or Margaret on 087-7688105.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.   

Lough Derg: Season has opened for One Day Retreats  Contact 071-9861518 for bookings. The 3 Day Pilgrimage began on

 Thursday 1st June. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link of

Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Dalgan Park: Retreat Day for Young Adults (18-40) entitled “Come Holy Spirit” on Sat 17th June from 9.30am-5pm.     

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima next Thurs 8th June at 8.30pm. Please attend.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:: We wish the Ladies doing the Mini Marathon in Dublin on Monday the best of luck.

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. This is our 31st Edition. If you

would like to submit any photos, articles please do so by Friday 16th June.

Table Quiz: In aid of St. James’s Oncology Unit on Fri 9th June in Dolores Gaffney’s at 9pm. €10. per Person. Raffle as

well. As always we appreciate your support.

Amen Support Services: Are running an Assertiveness Workshop in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan  on 22nd June from

7.30pm-9.30pm Further  information 081 8222240.

Pentecost Sunday.

This Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost. The account of the coming of the

 Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles begin with these words: ‘When the day of Pentecost had come, they were

 altogether in one place’. These words tell us that Pentecost existed before. In other words there was already a

 Pentecost feast in Judaism, and it was during this feast that the Holy Spirit descended. ‘The law of the  Spirit

 which gives life in Jesus Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death’. Here the ‘law of the Spirit means, in

fact, ‘the law which is the Spirit’. But how does this new law of the Spirit work in practice and in what way can it be

called a ‘law’?. It works through love! The new law is nothing other than what Jesus called the ‘new commandment’.

The Holy Spirit has written the new law on our hearts by pouring his love into them. ‘God’s love has been poured

 into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us’. This love is the love with which God loves us and

 through which, at the same time he makes us love him and our neighbour. It is a new capacity to love.

                                                                          Reflection on Pentecost written by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa.

Year A                   Seventh  Sunday of Easter   (Ascension of the Lord )                           28th  May,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 28th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney.  Mary Murphy & DFM.

Mon 29th 9.30am James & Mary Ann Andrews & DFM  Tue 30th No Mass.  Wed 31st No Mass. Thurs 1st No Mass.  Fri 2nd 7.30pm Noel Renehan.  Sat 3rd 6.30pm Michael Malone.  Sun 4th 11.00am   James,Mary & John Herward. 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 28th 9.30am Micheal & Elizabeth O’ Keeffe.   Wed 31st No Mass.  Fri 2nd No Mass. Sun 4th 9.30am Phil Reilly.

Offertory Collection: €830.   Ren Fund: Weekly €490. Monthly €135.

Bible Alive: June Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on  Tuesday 13th June at 8pm.     

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Current 6th Class Pupils are invited to a special Youth Group meeting on Friday next at 7.30pm in Fatima.

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.

Easter Dues: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th Sept. Cost €699. There is a special

 section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance . Special youth section 18-30yrs. Contact 01-6359300.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen on 087-9768703 or Margaret on 087-7688105.Meeting in Parochial House on Thurs 1st June at 8pm.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.   

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season Apr 30th –Oct 8th are on Notice Board.

Lough Derg: Season has opened for One Day Retreats  Contact 071-9861518 for bookings. The 3 Day Pilgrimage begins on

 Thursday 1st June. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link of

Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Dalgan Park: Retreat Day for Young Adults (18-40) entitled “Come Holy Spirit” on Sat 17th June from 9.30am-5pm.

 Digital Skills: Third Age is delivering free Digital Skills classes in your area. Starting shortly. The free training course is a

 10 hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week. 10 participants per course. . It covers introduction to the internet,

 internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, online government services, conducting everyday

 transactions, online voice and video and use of apps. To register your interest, please phone 046-0557766 or log on to

 nationaloffice@thirdage.ie        

Delvin Friendship Club: A. G. M. will take place in Fatima on Thurs 8th June at 8.30pm. Please attend.

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. This is our 31st Edition. If you

would like to submit any photos, articles please do so by Friday 16th June.

Table Quiz: In aid of St. James’s Oncology Unit on Fri 9th June in Dolores Gaffney’s at 9pm. €10. per Person. Raffle as

well. As always we appreciate your support.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Outing to the Hill of Uisneach, guided by Ruth Illingworth this Sun at 3pm.

Amen Support Services: Are running an Assertiveness Workshop in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan  on 22nd June from

7.30pm-9.30pm Further  information 081 8222240.

Year A                                                  Sixth Sunday of Easter                                       21st May,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 20th 6.30pm John, Anthony, Thomas & Mary Branagan.  Josephine Murtagh.  Sun 21st 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly family. Mon 22nd No Mass. Tue 23rd No Mass.Wed 24th No Mass.Thurs 25th No Mass.  Fri 26th 9.30am John Heffernan & Parents. Sat 27th 6.30pm Tom & Elizabeth Toner.  Sun 28th 11.00am Tommy & Marie Mc Enerney.  Mary Murphy & DFM.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 21st 9.30am Richard & Danny Monaghan & DFM.  Wed 24th No Mass.  Sun 28th 9.30am Micheal & Elizabeth O’ Keeffe.  

R.I. P. Josephine Sands. England. sister of Teresa Flynn. Bracklyn.

Offertory Collection: €820.   Ren Fund: Weekly €395. Monthly €395. Annual: €800.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to all the children who received First Holy Communion yesterday. Thanks to their Parents, Teachers and all who helped them to prepare for their big day.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th June at 8pm.     

 Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-3642363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Current 6th Class Pupils are invited to a special Youth Group meeting on Friday next at 7.30pm in Fatima.

Feast of the Ascension: Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension. It is also World Communications Day.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th Sept. Cost €699. There is a special

 section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance . Special youth section 18-30yrs. Contact 01-6359300.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat 24th June. To book a seat please

 contact Kathleen on 087-9768703 or Margaret on 087-7688105.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.   

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season Apr 30th –Oct 8th are on Notice Board.

Lough Derg: Season has opened for One Day Retreats  Contact 071-9861518 for bookings. The 3 Day Pilgrimage begins on

 Thursday 1st June. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link of

Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Dalgan Park: Retreat Day for Young Adults (18-40) entitled “Come Holy Spirit” on Sat 17th June from 9.30am-5pm.

 Skills Workshops for Community Groups: Westmeath Community Development has arranged  workshops for

 Voluntary Community Groups on May  25th . Details on the Notice Board.

Digital Skills: Third Age is delivering free Digital Skills classes in your area. Starting shortly. The free training course is a

 10 hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week. 10 participants per course. . It covers introduction to the internet,

 internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, online government services, conducting everyday

 transactions, online voice and video and use of apps. To register your interest, please phone 046-0557766 or log on to

 nationaloffice@thirdage.ie        

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get- together will be on Thursday next May 25th in the Hall starting at 11am.

Annual Parish Magazine: We have started preparation of the Annual Parish Magazine. This is our 31st Edition. If you

would like to submit any photos, articles please do so by Friday 16th June.

 

Year A                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter                                       14th May,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 13th 6.30pm. Tom & Nellie Timmons. & Br. Lal . Christopher, Kathleen & Christy Casserly.  Sun 14th 11.00am  Sean & May Murray. Mon 15th 9.30am Mass. Tue 16th 9.30am Mass. Wed 17th No Mass. Thurs 18th 9.30am Mass. Fri 19th  9.30am Mass. Sat 20th 6.30pm John, Anthony, Thomas & Mary Branagan.  Josephine Murtagh.  Sun 21st 11.00am Peter Donohoe & DFM Duffy & Reilly family

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 14th 9.30am Bridie Dugdale.Wed 18th 9.30am Mass. Sun 21st 9.30am Richard & Danny Monaghan & DFM

R. I. P. Moya Byrne. Rathangan. mother of Ann Barry. Mooretown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: Vocations Sunday €1,045.   Ren Fund: Weekly €295. Monthly €250.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with  children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 13th June at 8pm.

Vocations Sunday: Thanks to all who contributed to the Collection for Vocations Sunday last weekend. This money will go to the Bishop for training students for the priesthood of this Diocese. It is suggested that the period of time between May 7th and Pentecost would be a special time of Prayer for Vocations throughout the country. Thanks to all who came for the Adoration last Sunday for Vocations.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

First Holy Communion: Takes place on Sat 20th May at 10.30am in Killulagh and 12.30pm in Delvin.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Led by Bishop Michael Smith from 12th -17th Sept. Cost €699. There is a special

 section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance . Special youth section 18-30yrs. Contact 01-6359300.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Candle Shrine: The shrine from Delvin Church has been found. It was found by Ronan Ivory in Ballyhealy bog on

 Thursday. There is some damage to the shrine but it can be repaired. Many thanks to everybody who searched and all who

 provided information leading to the recovery of the shrine.

Trocaire: If there are any Trocaire boxes which have not been returned yet we ask that they be returned during the coming

 week. We will be forwarding the proceeds of the Trocaire collection this week.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season Apr 30th –Oct 8th are on Notice Board.

Lough Derg: Season has opened for One Day Retreats  Contact 071-9861518 for bookings. The 3 Day Pilgrimage begins on

 Thursday 1st June. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link of

Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Dalgan Park: Retreat Day for Young Adults (18-40) entitled “Come Holy Spirit” on Sat 17th June from 9.30am-5pm.

 Catholic Doctors’ Conference: A One Day Conference on Ethical Issues in Contemporary Medical Practice 2017  will take

 place on Sat 20th May from 9am-9pm in Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin Cost €100. Further information at

 www.icdln.ie  The Irish Catholic Doctors’ Learning Network.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee meeting on Thursday next May 18th at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Skills Workshops for Community Groups: Westmeath Community Development has arranged  workshops for

 Voluntary Community Groups on May  18th & 25th . Details on the Notice Board.

Irish Cancer Society: Church |Gate Collection will take place on 27th & 28th May. We appreciate your support.

Digital Skills: Third age is delivering free Digital Skills classes in your area. Starting shortly. The free training course is a 10

 hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week. 10 participants per course. . It covers introduction to the internet,

 internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, online government services, conducting everyday

 transactions, online voice and video and use of apps. To register your interest, please phone 046-0557766 or log on to

 nationaloffice @thirdage.ie

  Year A                                                  Fourth Sunday of Easter                                        7th May,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 6th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray.  John & Alice Gillick & DFM.  Sun 7th 11.00am Michael & Mary Brady. Mon 8th 9.30am Mass. Tue 9th 9.30am Mass. Wed 10th No Mass. Thurs 11th 9.30am Mass. Fri 12th 9.30am Mass. Sat 13th 6.30pm. Tom & Nellie Timmons. & Br. Lal . Christopher, Kathleen & Christy Casserly.  Sun 14th 11.00am  Sean & May Murray.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Su n 7th 9.30am  Tom Flynn.   Margaret Bennett.  Wed 10th 9.30am Mass. Sat 13th 11.00am Willie Fox MM.  Sun 14th 9.30am Bridie Dugdale.

R. I. P. Eamonn Convey. Lettrerkenny. brother of Breda Kiernan. Caddagh.

Offertory Collection: €935.   Ren Fund: Weekly €390. Monthly €105.

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Vocations Sunday: This Sunday is Vocations Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the priesthood of this Diocese. It is suggested that the period of time between May 7th and Pentecost would be a special time of Prayer for Vocations throughout the country. There will be Adoration in Delvin Church next Sunday from 4-5pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

First Holy Communion: Takes place on Sat 20th May at 10.30am in Killulagh and 12.30pm in Delvin.

  1. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting on Thurs 11th May at 8pm in the Parochial House.

Mission Appeal: We are grateful for the outline of the missionary work of the SMA Society given by  Fr. Tommy Faherty

 last weekend. Anybody wishing to make a donation to support the work of the society can still do so. Please use the

envelope supplied or an ordinary envelope, marked SMA Mission.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Trocaire: If there are any Trocaire boxes which have not been returned yet we ask that they be returned during the coming

 week. We will be forwarding the proceeds of the Trocaire collection before May 12th .

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season Apr 30th –Oct 8th are on Notice Board.

Knock Counselling Centre: Drop in- Service. Contact 094-9375032. Poster on Notice Board.

Lough Derg: Season has opened for One Day Retreats  Contact 071-9861518 for bookings. The 3 Day Pilgrimage begins on

 Thursday 1st June. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors and be part of the unbroken link of

Lough Derg as a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years.

Skills Workshops for Community Groups: Westmeath Community Development has arranged four workshops for

 Voluntary Community Groups on May  11th, 18th & 25th . Details on the Notice Board.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: North Westmeath Turf Cutters are having a Traditional Turf Cutting Demonstration this Sun 7th

May at Drumcree Bog starting at 12noon. Proceeds from the day will go to Delvin Hospice and Fore Church Window

Restoration Fund. Adm €10. Music and Food on the day.

Anam Cara: Is a national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on

 Wed 10th May from 7.30pm-9.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. See Notice on Board.

Our Lady of Fatima.

The apparitions to the three children of Fatima took place in the Summer of 1917, beginning on May 13th when the

 ‘Lady’ asked them to pray for sinners and an end to the World War. In the final apparition on 13th October,

the ‘Lady’ identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion.

 

Year A                                                   Third Sunday of Easter                                         30th April,,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 29th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy. Sun 30th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly. Mon 1st 9.30am Betty & Helen Corcoran & DFM.  Tue 2nd 9.30am Mass. Wed 3rd No Mass. Thurs 4th 9.30am Michael Smith.  Fri 5th 7.30pm Billy & Kathleen Mahon. Sat 6th 6.30pm Joe & Annie Kate Gray.  John & Alice Gillick & DFM.  Sun 7th 11.00am Michael & Mary Brady.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 30th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith. Wed 3rd 9.30am Fri 5th 9.30am List of the Dead  Sun 7th 9.30am  Tom Flynn. 

Margaret Bennett.

Offertory Collection: €920.   Ren Fund: Weekly €685. Monthly €415. Annual: €300.   nn q

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Vocations Sunday: Next Sunday is Vocations Sunday. Offertory Collection will go to the Bishop for training students for the priesthood of this Diocese. It is suggested that the period of time between May 7th and Pentecost would be a special time of Prayer for Vocations throughout the country. There will be Adoration in Delvin Church next Sunday from 4-5pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

S. M. A. : The Society of African Missions---- SMA was founded in France in 1856 and when it was established in Ireland

in 1878 it was the first exclusively missionary congregation to sent out missionaries from Ireland. The main mission of the

SMA is in Africa where members work in 17 countries. Today, there are about 900 members and about 270 seminarians

 preparing to be missionaries. The SMA asks for the support of prayers for the success of its missionary works. Our greatest

 needs are funds to educate our seminarians and to continue work among the poorest on earth.

Trocaire: If there are any Trocaire boxes which have not been returned yet we ask that they be returned during the coming

 week. We will be forwarding the proceeds of the Trocaire collection before May 12th .

Knock Shrine: Programme of Events for the Pilgrimage Season Apr 30th –Oct 8th are on Notice Board.

Knock Counselling Centre: Drop in- Service. Contact 094-9375032. Poster on Notice Board.

Poor Clares: Are hosting a Cloister Day on Sat 6th May from 10am-5pm. The days are designed to help young women aged

 between 21and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life with a view to vocation discernment. Contact Sr. Colette

 @ poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com.

Skills Workshops for Community Groups: Westmeath Community Development has arranged four workshops for

 Voluntary Community Groups on May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th . Details on the Notice Board.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: 5K Walk will take place in Archerstown this Sun 30th April at 2pm. North Westmeath Turf

Cutters are having a Traditional Turf Cutting Demonstration on Sun 7th May at Drumcree Bog starting at 12noon Proceeds

 from the day will go to Delvin Hospice and Fore Church Window Restoration Fund. Adm €10. Music and Food on the day.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A. G. M. will take place on Thurs 4th May at 8pm in Fatima. Please attend.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 30th April from 12noon -6pm, in the

 Salesyard, Delvin. Donations of books and help would be greatly appreciated on the day.

Annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day:Will take place in Fore Abbey Coffee Shop on Thurs 4th may from 11am-5pm. All Welcome.

Anam Cara: Is a national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on

 Wed 10th May from 7.30pm-9.30pm in Mullingar Park Hotel. See Notice on Board.

Year A                                 Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday)              23rd April,,  2017.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jack Ivory. Mona Cusack MM. Sun 23rd 11.00am  Mary Mc Cann MM. Nicholas Grassick. Breege Mc Cormack.  Mon 24th 9.30am Mass. Tue 25th 9.30am Mass. Wed 26th No Mass. Thurs 27th 9.30am Mass. Fri 28th 9.30am Mass. Sat 29th 6.30pm Michael Gilroy. Sun 30th 11.00am James & Peggy Reilly.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES  

Sun 23rd 9.30am Sean Newman. Wed 26th 9.30am Mass. Sun 30th 9.30am Kevin Ledwith.

Offertory Collection: €870.    Easter Offerings: €2,940.   

Bible Alive: Easter Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Divine Mercy Sunday: This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday.

Easter Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Easter Offerings.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

1st Communion Parents: A meeting for First Communion Parents will be held in St. Tola’s N. S. on Monday April 24th at

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Robberies in the Churches: Heating Oil was taken from the Oil Tank at Killulagh Church on Tuesday evening. A Candle

 Shrine was taken from Delvin Church on Wednesday afternoon. If anybody noticed suspicious activity they are asked to

 contact the Parochial House or get in touch with the local Gardai.

Skills Workshops for Community Groups: Westmeath Community Development has arranged four workshops for

 Voluntary Community Groups on May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th . Details on the Notice Board.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be in the Hall on Thursday next Apr 27th starting at 11am. We would

 appreciate that those of you who still has to pay the balance of the holiday would do so  on next Thursday.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: 5K Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 30th April at 2pm. Women’s Mini Marathon

 will be on Mon 5th June. Closing Date for applications is 24th April.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 30th April from 12noon -6pm, in the

 Salesyard, Delvin. Donations of books and help would be greatly appreciated on the day.

Year A                                                     Easter Sunday                                                    16th April,,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 15th  Holy Saturday 9.00pm Easter Vigil. Sun 16th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass. Mon 17th 9.30am. Tue 18th  No Mass Wed 19th No Mass. Thurs 20th 9.30am Paddy Kelly & DFM Kiernan family. Fri 21st 9.30am Mass. Sat 22nd 6.30pm Jack Ivory. Mona Cusack MM. Sun 23rd 11.00am  Mary Mc Cann MM. Nicholas Grassick. Breege Mc Cormack. 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 16th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass. Wed 19th No Mass.Sun 23rd 9.30am Sean Newman.

R. I. P. Willie Fox. Killulagh, Delvin.  Mary Flaherty. Watford, England. sister of Bridgie Murphy. Mitchelstown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €920.    Ren. Fund: €410. Monthly €175.   

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.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Divine Mercy Sunday: Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

  1. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Liturgy Courses available at National Centre for Liturgy. Poster on Notice Board.

Trocaire Boxes: Thanks to all who returned the Trocaire Boxes. Amount counted  so far is € 4,198.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up this Sunday. Please use the envelope that was distributed to you.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick  on Easter Sunday at 10.30am.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Loreto Sisters: Are you considering your future path in life? If so, and if you would like to learn more about religious life,

you are welcome to meet with Loreto Sisters in a relaxed environment at Beaufort House, Rathfarnham on Saturday 22nd

April from 11am-3pm. Enquires eglinehan@gmail.com or phone 086-3194597.

Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin: Are offering Theology Courses. Poster on Notice Board.

Charitable Donations: Forms were issued recently. We would appreciate if you would return the form to the Parochial

 House as soon as possible.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: 5K Walk will take place in Archerstown on Sun 30th April at 2pm. Women’s Mini Marathon

 will be on Mon 5th June. Closing Date for applications is 24th April.

Delvin Sports & Leisure Centre: Are holding their Annual Book Fair on Sun 30th April from 12noon -6pm, in the

 Salesyard, Delvin. Donations of books and help would be greatly appreciated on the day.

Hope

How can we strengthen our hope/?The liturgy of this night offers some guidance. It teaches us to remember the

words Of God. The readings describe God’s faithfulness, the history of his love towards us. The living word of God is

able to invoke us in the history of love, nourishing our hope and renewing our joy. The Gospel also reminds us of

this: in order to kindle hope in the hearts of the women, the angel tells them; “Remember what (Jesus) told you”

(v.6). Remember the words of Jesus, remember all that he has done in our lives. Let us not forget his words and his

works, otherwise we will lose hope and become ”hopeless” Christians. Let us instead remember the Lord, his

goodness and his life-giving words which have touched us. Let us remember them and make them ours, to be

sentinels of the morning who know how to help others see the signs of the Risen Lord.     Pope Francis.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Year A                                                          Palm Sunday                                                      9th April,,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 8th 6.30pm Hugh & Sheila Moran. Sun 9th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney. Mon 10th 9.30am Tue 11th 9.30am Joseph & Mgt Martin. Wed 12th 9.30am Thurs 13th  ( Holy Thursday) 8.00pm. Holy Thursday Mass. Fri 14th ( Good Friday) 8.00pm. Good Friday Ceremonies. Sat 15th  Holy Saturday 9.00pm Easter Vigil. Sun 16th 11.00am Easter Sunday Mass.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 9th 9.30am Michael & Elizabeth Hynes. Wed 12th No Evening Mass. Thurs 13th (Holy Thursday ) 5.00pm Holy Thursday Mass. Fri 14th (Good Friday) 5.00pm Good Friday Ceremonies. Sun 16th 9.30am Easter Sunday Mass.

R. I. P. Johnny Smith. who died in England. brother of Tess Anderson. The Green, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €885.   Special Collection: €1,165. Ren. Fund: €325. Monthly €260.   

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th May at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Palm Sunday: This Sunday 9th April is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week. Please bring Palm Branches to be blessed at Mass. We invite all our parishioners to attend the celebrations on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

  1. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Liturgy Courses available at National Centre for Liturgy. Poster on Notice Board.

Confession for Easter: There will be Confession in Athboy Church on Monday 10th April at 7.30pm. In Clonmellon on

 Tuesday 11th at 7.30pm. ( Visiting Priests will attend).

Chrism Mass: Chrism Mass is a special moment in the life of the Church. During the Mass, the priests publicly renew their

 dedication to Christ in the Priesthood and the Holy Oils that will be used in administering of the Sacraments for the coming

 year are blessed. Mass of Chrism will take place in Cathedral, Mullingar on Wed 12th Apr at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Holy Thursday:  Adoration will conclude with Evening Prayer of the Church at 10.50pm. (offered for Vocations).

Stations of the Cross: On Good Friday at 12noon. It will be held outdoor, weather permitting.

Fast and Abstinence: 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: Will be collected on Holy Thursday. If you cannot attend Mass please send in your box or drop it into the

 Parochial House. The Offertory Collection on Thursday will also go to Trocaire.

Easter Vigil: Candles for the Easter Vigil Celebration will be on sale beforehand. Cost 20c.

Easter Offerings: Will be taken up next Sunday. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

Communion for the Sick: Will be brought to the Sick in the Delvin area on Holy Thurs and Good Friday at 2pm,  and to

 those in the Killulagh area at 5.45pm. Easter Sunday Communion will be brought at 10.30am.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin: Are offering Theology Courses. Poster on Notice Board.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

 

 Year A                                                   Fifth Sunday of Lent                                    2nd April,,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 1st Apr. 6.30pm Paddy Mc Quaid. John & Kathleen Dunne &DFM & Molly Paris. Micheal Moore.  Sun 2nd 11.00am Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack. James & Bridie Branagan. Mon 3rd 9.30am Mass. Tue 4th 9.30am Mass. Wed 5th 9.30am Mass. Thurs 6th 7.30pm Mass. Fri 7th ( First Friday) 7.30pm Bill & Kitty Donlon. Danny Gilmartin. Sat 8th 6.30pm

Hugh & Sheila Moran. Sun 9th 11.00am Tommy Gaffney.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 2nd Apr 9.30am  Tom & Patricia Egginton.  William Mc Cormack. James Drum. Wed 5th 7.30pm Mass. Thurs 6th 9.30am Mass. Fri 7th (First Friday) 9.30am List of the Dead.  Sun 9th 9.30am Michael & Elizabeth Hynes.

R. I. P. Mary Mc Cann. Church View, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €935.   Ren. Fund: €280. Monthly €100.  Annual: €300.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 4th  April at 8pm.  ( Please note change of date).

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Palm Sunday: Next Sunday 9th April is Palm Sunday, which begins the celebration of Holy Week. Please bring Palm Branches to be blessed at Mass. We invite all our parishioners to attend the celebrations on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

Our Lady of Fatima: In celebration of the centenary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima all are invited to Holy Mass in

the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six Fridays of Lent. Programme on Notice Board.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

  1. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Liturgy Courses available at National Centre for Liturgy. Poster on Notice Board.

Confession for Easter: There will be Confession in Delvin Church on Thursday next, April 6th at 8pm. (after evening

 Mass). Visiting Priests will be available for confession. Confession is an important part of our preparation for the great

 events of Holy Week. It is a unique opportunity to experience God’s  mercy and healing.

World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of

Families from 21st -26th August, 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well

 underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second

national collection will be held this weekend. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated. We take this

 opportunity to thank you for your support for last year’s first national collection.

Chrism Mass: Chrism Mass is a special moment in the life of the Church. During the Mass, the priests publicly renew their

 dedication to Christ in the Priesthood and the Holy Oils that will be used in administering of the Sacraments for the coming

 year are blessed. Mass of Chrism will take place in Cathedral, Mullingar on Wed 12th Apr at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin: Are offering Theology Courses. Poster on Notice Board.

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 Church.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thursday next Apr 6th at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

Year A                                                   Fourth Sunday of Lent                              26th March,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 25th 6.30pm Christy Coll. Sun 26th 11.00am Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  James & Angela Doyle. Mon 27th 9.30am. Tue 28th 9.30am. Wed 29th 9.30am. Thurs 30th 7.30pm Oliver & Mary Burke & DFM. Fri 31st 9.30am. Sat 1st Apr. 6.30pm Paddy Mc Quaid. John & Kathleen Dunne &DFM & Molly Paris. Sun 2nd 11.00am Eilish & Fintan Mc Cormack. James & Bridie Branagan.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 26th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath. Nellie Nelson.  Paddy & Teresa Bannon.  Wed 29th 7.30pm. Thurs 30th 9.30am.

Sun 2nd Apr 9.30am  Tom & Patricia Egginton.  William Mc Cormack. James Drum.

R. I. P. Mona Cusack. Rosmead, Delvin. Ailish Murray ( nee Power) who died in California. USA. native of Myleroe.

Offertory Collection: St. Patrick’s Da\y €835.  Sunday €815.  Ren. Fund: €385. Monthly €230.  Annual: €250.

Summer Time: Masses on this Sunday will be at Summer Time. From Sat 1st Apr Vigil Mass will continue at 6.30pm

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th April at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Our Lady of Fatima: In celebration of the centenary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima all are invited to Holy Mass in

the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six Fridays of Lent. Programme on Notice Board.

24Hours for the Lord: We join Pope Francis and the Church worldwide in celebrating 24 Hours .for the Lord in Delvin

Church  this Sat 25th March from 11am- Sun 26th  finishing at 11am.Confessions from 7-7.30pm and 10pm-10.30pm.

Bible Study Group: There will be a meeting of the Bible Study Group in the Parochial House on Wed next, Mar 29th at

 8.30pm. New members welcome.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

  1. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Liturgy Courses available at National Centre for Liturgy. Poster on Notice Board.

World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of

Families from 21st -26th August, 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well

 underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second

national collection will be held next weekend of 1st and 2nd April, 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly

 appreciated.

Diocese of Meath: World Meeting of Families, 2018. As part of our preparation for the world meeting of families with Pope

 Francis. A Talk will be given by Breda O’Brien in St. Mary’s Primary School,Trim on Thurs 30th Mar at 8pm. AllWelcome.

Chrism Mass: Chrism Mass is a special moment in the life of the Church. During the Mass, the priests publicly renew their

 publication to Christ in the Priesthood and the Holy Oils that will be used in administering of the Sacraments for the coming

 year are blessed. Mass of Chrism will take place in Cathedral, Mullingar on Wed 12th Apr at 7pm. All are Welcome.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Loyola Institute, Trinity College, Dublin: Are offering Theology Courses. Poster on Notice Board.

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 Church.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

Delvin Friendship Club: The Club is going away in May for a 4 Day Trip Away. There are a few places left, if you would

like to go please contact Jenny at 087-2362884 or Mary at 087-7723245 by Mon 27th March.

 

Year A                                                   Third Sunday of Lent                               19th March,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 18th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 19th 11.00am Michael & Teresa White & DFM. Bernard & Annie Carroll.

Mon  20th 9.30am Mass. Tue 21st 9.30am Mass. Wed 9.30am Mass. Thurs 23rd 7.30pm. Mary & James Moore & DFM . Fri 24th 9.30am Mass. Sat 25th 6.30pm Christy Coll. Sun 26th 11.00am Gus O’ Shaughnessy.  James & Angela Doyle.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES 

 

Sun 19th 9.30am Teresa & John Lynch.  Mike & Charlie Geraghty & Charlie Doyle. Wed 22nd  7.30pm Michael Forde. Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Sun 26th 9.30am Seamus Mc Grath. Nellie Nelson.  Paddy & Teresa Bannon.

Offertory Collection: €1,100.    Ren. Fund: €470. Monthly €280.  Annual: €800. Private Donation: €100.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 11th April at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Our Lady of Fatima: In celebration of the centenary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima all are invited to Holy Mass in

the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six Fridays of Lent. Programme on Notice Board.

Feast of St. Joseph: Monday 20th March we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph.

24Hours for the Lord: We join Pope Francis and the Church worldwide in celebrating 24 Hours .for the Lord in Delvin

Church  on Sat 25th March from 11am- Sun 26th  finishing at 11am.Confessions from 7-7.30pm and 10pm-10.30pm. A sign-

 in sheet will be available in the Church during the coming week. We ask that at least two people sign up for each hour.

 at 7.30pm. Mass in Killulagh will be at 7.30pm on Wed and 9.30am on Thursday.

Knock Shrine: Programme of Faith Renewal Events for Spring/ Summer at Knock Shrine. Poster on Notice Board.

  1. Patrick’s College, Maynooth: Liturgy Courses available at National Centre for Liturgy. Poster on Notice Board.

World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of

Families from 21st -26th August, 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well

 underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second

national collection will be held on the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly

 appreciated.

Financial Statement: A statement of income and expenditure for the ordinary Parish Account is available on the Notice

 Board. A copy of the report on the Renovation Fund is available at the back of the Church for anybody who didn’t receive

 one last weekend.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

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 Church.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place this Sunday 19th March at 3pm. Those are entering floats are asked to assemble

 at the Salesyard at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm. Artane Band and Micheal O’ Muircheartaigh.

Delvin Friendship Club: Our usual get-together will be on Thursday next Mar 23rd . We are starting with Mass at 11am. It

is the Birthday Party, so we hope to see you all there. The Club is going away in May for a 4 Day Trip Away, there are a few

 places left if you would like to go please contact Jenny at 087-2362884 or Mary at 087-7723245 by Mon 27th March.

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Lecture “ The Big House” Land and Revolution in Ireland 1917-23 on Wed

22nd March at 8pm in Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan. All are Welcome. Contact 01-8259438.

Year A                                                     Second Sunday of Lent                               12th March,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 11th 6.30pm Philomena Smith. Sun 12th 11.00am Sean Mangan MM Mon 13th 9.30am. Tue 14th 9.30am. Wed 15th 9.30am. Thurs 16th 7.30pm. Fri 17th ( Feast of St. Patrick). 11.00am Mgt & Owen Murtagh & DFM. Sat 18th 6.30pm John & Catherine Clune.  Sun 19th 11.00am Michael & Teresa White & DFM. Bernard & Annie Carroll.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 12th 9.30am  Pat Fox MM Wed 15th 7.30pm. Thurs 16th 9.30am. Fri 17th ( Feast of St. Patrick). 9.30am John Joe Reilly. Sun 19th 9.30am Teresa & John Lynch.  Mike & Charlie Geraghty & Charlie Doyle.

R. I.P. Mary Murtagh. Clondaliever, Collinstown. sister of Therese Smith. Killough, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €1,005.    Ren. Fund: €315. Monthly €110.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th March at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Our Lady of Fatima: This year marks the centenary of the appearance at Fatima, Portugal of Our Lady to the three children.

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Sister Lucia Santos  from 13th May to 13th October 1917. In

 celebration of this event all are invited to Holy Mass in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six

 Fridays of Lent. ( except St. Patrick’s Day). Programme on Notice Board with further details.

24Hours for the Lord: We join Pope Francis and the Church worldwide in celebrating 24 Hours .for the Lord in Delvin

Church  on Sat 25th April from 11am- Sun 26th  finishing at 11am.Confessions from 7-7.30pm and 10pm-10.30pm. A sign-

 in sheet will be available in the Church during the coming week. We ask that at least two people sign up for each hour.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue, Wed  and Fri. Mass on Thurs

 at 7.30pm. Mass in Killulagh will be at 7.30pm on Wed and 9.30am on Thursday.

Financial Statement: A statement of income and expenditure for the ordinary Parish Account is available on the Notice

 Board. A copy of the report on the Renovation Fund is available at the back of the Church for anybody who didn’t receive

 one last weekend.

Pioneer Lenten Challenge: Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short- Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. If

 you wish to sign up to the Lenten Challenge you can do so by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

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 Church.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

Delvin St. Patrick’s Parade: Takes place Sunday week 19th March at 3pm. Those are entering floats are asked to assemble

 at the Salesyard at 2pm. Roads will be closed at 2.30pm. Artane Band and Micheal O’ Muircheartaifgh.

Honda 50 Run: Registration takes place this Sunday 12th Mar from 10.30am-12.30pm. at the Salesyard, Delvin. Proceeds

going to Meningitis Research. We appreciate your support.

Year A                                                      First Sunday of Lent                               5th March,  2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                      

Sat 4th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson. Michael Garry. Walter Carroll MM. Sun 5th 11.00am Patrick, May & Noeleen Smith. Joe Lynch.  Mon 6th9.30am. Tue 7th 9.30am.Wed 8th No Mass.Thurs 9th 7.30pm Maggie & Tom Leonard.

Fri 10th 9.30am. Sat 11th 6.30pm Philomena Smith. Sun 12th 11.00am Sean Mangan MM

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 5th 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & Ellen Devery. Wed 8th 7.30pm Mass. Thurs 9th 9.30am Mass. Sun 12th 9.30am Pat Fox MM

R. I. P  Ellen Power. Canada. daughter of late George and Annie Bezzanno. Ballinacor, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €840.    Ren. Fund: €300. Monthly €225.  

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th March at 8pm.  

Confirmation: Congratulations to all the children who were confirmed on Friday. Thanks to their parents, Teachers and all who helped them to prepare them for this day. Confirmation Prayer: Send your Holy Spirit upon them, to be their helper and guide.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Our Lady of Fatima: This year marks the centenary of the appearance at Fatima, Portugal of Our Lady to the three children.

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Sister Lucia Santos  from 13th May to 13th October 1917. In

 celebration of this event all are invited to Holy Mass in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six

 Fridays of Lent. ( except St. Patrick’s Day). Programme on Notice Board with further details.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During thus season

we prepare to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and to renew our baptismal promises at the Easter

 Vigil Ceremony. We suggest that you undertake one or more of the following practices. (a) Daily Prayer. (b)Scripture

 Reading. (c) Attending Weekday Mass. (d) Giving Alms. (e) Voluntary Acts of Penance and self-denial. E.g. fasting from

food, drink and entertainment. (f) Repenting from sin or neglect of God and his people.

Masses during Lent: Weekday Masses in Delvin during Lent will be at 9.30am on Mon, Tue and Fri. Mass on Thurs at

7.30pm. Mass in Killulagh will be at 7.30pm on Wed and 9.30am on Thursday. They will commence from this week.

Pioneer Lenten Challenge: Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short- Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. If

 you wish to sign up to the Lenten Challenge you can do so by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie.

Catholic Grandparents Association: 1st Annual Retreat Conference 26th –27th April. The Theme is: “Helping our Children

 and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularized times” Takes place at Dominican Retreat Centre,

 Tallaght. Contact 098-24877.

Lenten Retreat: For Young Adults aged 18-40yrs. A time of conversation and reflection about how Jesus is calling you. on

 Sat 11th March from 9.30am-5pm in Dalgan Park, Navan. Poster on Notice Board with contact numbers.

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 Church.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting on Wed 8th March at 8.30pm in Dolores Gaffney’s.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting on Thursday 9th March at 8.30pm in Fatima.

Voice of Ireland: Tommy Fleming is coming to TLT Theatre, Drogheda Sat 11th Mar on his 25th Anniversary Tour. Tickets

cost €30. and are available from Box Office 041-9878560.

Suicide Awareness: Training Programme  in Longford/ Westmeath between March and May, 2017.Contact 086-3801152.

Year A                                       Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time                         26th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat  25th 6.30pm David Dunne. Paddy Gray. Sun 26th 11.00am Lily & Billy Gilmore.Mon 27th 9.30am. Tue 28th 9.30am Wed 1st Mar (Ash Wednesday) 7.30pm. Thurs 2nd 9.30am. Fri 3rd 7.30pm. Sat 4th 6.30pm Nan & Mick Anderson. Michael Garry. Walter Carroll MM. Sun 5th 11.00am Patrick, May & Noeleen Smith.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 26th 9.30am Joe Flynn. Wed 1st Mar (Ash Wednesday) 9.30am. Fri 3rd 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 5th 9.30am John & Ellen Ivory & Ellen Devery.

R. I. P. Brendan Dunne. Ballinacor, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €835.    Ren. Fund: €295. Monthly €205.  

Bible Alive: Lenten Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.00am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th March at 8pm.  

Confirmation: Will be in Delvin Church next Friday 3rd March. Each child will have one Sponsor. Places will be reserved at the Ceremony for the children and their sponsor in the centre aisle.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Our Lady of Fatima: This year marks the centenary of the appearance at Fatima, Portugal of Our Lady to the three children.

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Sister Lucia Santos  from 13th May to 13th October 1917. In

 celebration of this event all are invited to Holy Mass in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six

 Fridays of Lent. ( except St. Patrick’s Day). Programme on Notice Board with further details.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Day of Prayer for Temperance: This Sunday is a Day of Prayer for Temperance.

Day for Grandparents: A workshop for grandparents will be held in the Parish Centre, Castlepollard on Sat 4th March,

 from 10.30am-3.30pm. The purpose is to explore the role of grandparents in handing on the faith to their families,

 especially their grandchildren. The speaker will be Mr Eanna Johnson, Dublin. He is a grandfather, writer and lecturer who

has studied this topic for many years. All grandparents are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact the Parochial

House before Sunday February 26th or contact 087-9868125.

Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence. Fast: Those over 21 and under 60 should reduce

 considerably the amount of food they take. Abstinence: Those over 14 should abstain from meat. Ashes will be blessed and

 distributed at Morning Mass in Killulagh and evening Mass in Delvin.

The Celebration of Lent: During Lent we are asked to focus on the themes of repentance and baptism. During thus 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.

Mullingar Choral Society:   Will hold their Annual Spring Concert in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on

 Sunday 5th March at 8pm. Tickets available at the door.

Riocht na Midhe: The launch will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by

 Thomas Pakenham on Tullynally,  the evolution of house and landscape. 1740-1840.

Voice of Ireland: Tommy Fleming is coming to TLT Theatre, Drogheda sat 11th Mar on his 25th Anniversary Tour. Tickets

cost €30. and are available from Box Office 041-9878560.

Year A                                       Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time                          19th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 18th 6.30pm James & Peg Robinson. T. J. & Kathleen O’ Driscoll. Sun 12th 11.00am Joe Cullen MM & Laetitia Cullen.

Mon 20th 9.30am Mass. Tue 21st 9.30am Mass   Wed 22nd No Mass. Thurs 23rd 9.30am Mass.  Fri 24th 9.30am Mass.  Sat  25th 6.30pm David Dunne. Paddy Gray. Sun 26th 11.00am Lily & Billy Gilmore.

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 19th 9.30am Martin Kiernan. Wed 22nd 9.30am Mass. Sun 26th 9.30am Joe Flynn.

Offertory Collection: €920.    Ren. Fund: €430. Monthly €255.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th March at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Our Lady of Fatima: This year marks the centenary of the appearance at Fatima, Portugal of Our Lady to the three children.

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Sister Lucia Santos  from 13th May to 13th October 1917. In

 celebration of this event all are invited to Holy Mass in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Whitehall at 8pm on the six

 Fridays of Lent. ( except St. Patrick’s Day). Programme on Notice Board with further details.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on next Friday (24th ,) The topic will be “The

 Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Religion in Schools: Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of

 denominational religion on the school admissions process”. The consultation runs until 20th February. The survey is

 available at www.education.ie.

Medjugorje Irish Centre, Pilgrimages: Airport Transport and 7 nights B& B €279. Tel. 01-4434510. Details on Poster.

Day for Grandpartents: A workshop for grandparents will be held in the Parish Centre, Castlepollard on Sat 4th March,

 from 10.30am-3.30pm. The purpose is to explore the role of grandparents in handing on the faith to their families,

 especially their grandchildren. The speaker will be Mr Eanna Johnson, Dublin. He is a grandfather, writer and lecturer who

has studied this topic for many years. All grandparents are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact the Parochial

House before Sunday February 26th or contact 087-9868125.

Delvin Hospice Homecare: Meeting will take place in Dolores Gaffney’s on Wed next at 8.30pm. Please attend.

Delvin Friendship Club: Will be back in the Hall on Thursday next Feb 23rd at 11am. Hope to see ye all after the break.

Delvin Parade; Meeting in Fatima next Thursday 23rd February at 8pm.

Delvin Historical Society: Ruth Illingworth will give a lecture on “New Book on Westmeath” Thurs 23rd Feb at 8.30pm in

 Carmel Gaffney’s.  All are Welcome.

Comedy: Seamus O’ Rourke will appear in the  John Mc Manus one man Play entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall,

 Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Tickets available from Michael Leonard 044-9664484. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds. No

 Parking at the Hall for Safety Reasons.

Riocht na Midhe: The launch will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by

 Thomas Pakenham on Tullynally,  the evolution of house and landscape. 1740-1840.

 

Year A                                       Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          12th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 11th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM. Sun 12th 11.00am Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.Mon 13th 9.30am. Tue 14th 9.30am. Wed 15th No Mass. Thurs 16th 9.30am. Fri 17th  9.30am Sat 18th 6.30pm James & Peg Robinson. T. J. & Kathleen O’ Driscoll. Sun 12th 11.00am Joe Cullen MM & Laetitia Cullen.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

 Sun 12th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde  Wed 15th 9.30am Mass. Sun 19th 9.30am Martin Kiernan.

R. I. P. Pat Fox. Printinstown, Delvin. Sean Mangan. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €730.    Candlemas Offerings: €1,175.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am and

 11am Masses. We invite couples  to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows and

 give them a special blessing during Mass. Refreshments will be provided in Fatima after Mass.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next two Fridays (Feb, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Candlemas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to  the Candlemas Offerings.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: This Saturday is World Day of the Sick. Please pray for all who are sick that day.

Religion in Schools: Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of

 denominational religion on the school admissions process”. The consultation runs until 20th February. The survey is

 available at www.education.ie.

Day for Grandpartents: A workshop for grandparents will be held in the Parish Centre, Castlepollard on Sat 4th March,

 from 10.30am-3.30pm. The purpose is to explore the role of grandparents in handing on the faith to their families,

 especially their grandchildren. The speaker will be Mr Eanna Johnson, Dublin. He is a grandfather, writer and lecturer who

has studied this topic for many years. All grandparents are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact the Parochial

House before Sunday February 26th or contact 087-9868125.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Will be in  the Hall  Tue 21st Feb at 10.30am.  All are Welcome.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 13th Feb from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Delvin Historical Society: Ruth Illingworth will give a lecture on “New Book on Westmeath” Thurs 23rd Feb at 8.30pm in

 Carmel Gaffney’s.  All are Welcome.

Comedy: Seamus O’ Rourke will appear in the  John Mc Manus one man Play entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall,

 Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Tickets available from Michael Leonard 044-9664484. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds. No

 Parking at the Hall for Safety Reasons.

Divine Mercy: Conference will take place in R. D. S., Dublin. Bus departing from Trim Church Car Park, Saturday 25th

Febuary at 8.30am. Please contact Rita on 085-7284600 to reserve a seat.

Riocht na Midhe: The launch will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by

 Thomas Pakenham on Tullynally,  the evolution of house and landscape. 1740-1840.

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Year A                                        Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          5th February, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 4th  Feb 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan. Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny & DFM. Mon 6th 9.30am Tue 7th 9.30am DFM Mc Gowan Family. Wed 8th No Mass. Thurs 9th 9.30am Fri 10th 9.30am.   Sat 11th 6.30pm John & Mgt Moran & DFM. Sun 12th 11.00am Patrick & Eilish Farrelly.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 5th 9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM. Wed 8th 7.30pm Noel Fox. Sun 12th 9.30am Tom & Mary Forde

Offertory Collection: €825.    Ren. Fund: Weekly €255. Monthly €205. Annual: €1,620.

Bible Alive: February  Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Renewal of Marriage Vows: This Sunday we will honour married couples for their faithfulness in marriage at 9.30am and

 11am Masses. We invite couples  to attend Mass together, if possible. We will invite them to renew their marriage vows and

 give them a special blessing during Mass.

Marriage Renewal Weekend: The next weekend will be at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March, 2017.

For further info contact 0857-7840408. or visit www. marriageencounter.ie.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next three Fridays (Feb,10th, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up this Sun 5th Feb. Please use the envelope that  was distributed to you.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Saturday is World Day of the Sick. Please pray for all who are sick that day.

Religion in Schools: Parents, teachers and members of the public are invited to submit their views on “the role of

 denominational religion on the school admissions process”. The consultation runs until 20th February. The survey is

 available at www.education.ie.

Delvin Adult Ed. Group: Back in the Hall next Tue 7th Feb at 10.30am. and every 2 weeks after that. All are Welcome.

Delvin Parade Committee: Meeting in Fatima on Thurs 9th Feb at 8pm.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 13th Feb from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Comedy: Seamus O’ Rourke will appear in the  John Mc Manus one man Play entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall,

 Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Tickets available from Michael Leonard 044-9664484. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds.

Dalgan Park: This Sunday 5th February at 3pm Dalgan Park will be hosting an “Evening of Celestial Sounds” from the

 Scholar Cantorum, Mercy Convent, Navan and Ashbourne Parish. Tickets cost €15. students €5.

Divine Mercy: Conference will take place in R. D. S., Dublin. Bus departing from Trim Church Car Park, Saturday 25th

Febuary at 8.30am. Please contact Rita on 085-7284600 to reserve a seat.

Riocht na Midhe: Will take place in Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on 1st March at 7.30pm. Lecture will be given by Thomas

 Pakenham on Tullynally. The evolution of house and landscape.

Year A                                        Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time                          29th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

Sat 28th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan. Sun 29th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Joe Bray.  Mon 30th 9.30am . Tue 31st 9.30am. Wed 1st Feb No Mass. Thurs 2nd 9.30am.  Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 7.30pm.  Sat 4th Feb 6.30pm Tommy & Annie Lenihan. Sun 5th 11.00am Dermot & Maggie Kenny.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 29th 9.30am Dan Mulligan. Wed 1st 9.30am. Fri 3rd ( First Friday) 9.30am Mass.List of the Dead.   Sun 5th 9.30am Bridget & Larry Whelehan & DFM

R. I. P. Helen Kerr. sister of Jean Flynn. The Green, Delvin. Walter Carroll. Sheffield, England. brother of Imelda Keogh & Mervin Carroll. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €915.   Needs of the Diocese: €1,550. Ren. Fund: Weekly €230. Monthly €120. Annual: €200.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Communion Calls: Will be done on the usual days this week.

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: Thanks to all who contributed to the second collection last weekend. Amount was €1,550.

Catholic Schools Week: Jan29th and Feb 3rd . Mass in St/Tola’s school on Thursday at 11am. Mass in Delvin Church on

 Friday at 2pm. Parents and family members are welcome to both Masses.

Gospel Discussion Group: The Group will meet in Fatima after morning Mass on the next five Fridays (Feb 3rd,10th, 17th ,

24th ,) The topic will be “The Gospel of St. Matthew”. Everybody is welcome.

Feast of St. Brigid: St. Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at 9.30am Mass in Killulagh on Wednesday morning.

Feast of the Presentation; Candles for use in the home will be blessed during 9.30am Mass in Delvin on Thurs 2nd Feb.

Feast of St. Blaise; There will be blessing of the Throats on Fri 3rd Feb in Killulagh after 9.30am Mass and in Delvin after

 7.30pm Mass.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Meeting in Parochial House on Thursday 2nd Feb at 8pm.

Candlemas Offerings: Will be taken up next Sun 5th Feb. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2017 will take place in the three schools of the parish during

 the week 30th Jan -3rd Feb. Call to the school between 2pm and 3pm and complete enrolment form.

Crowenstown N. S. Open Day this Sun 29th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Many thanks for all who supported and helped. Total amount raised was €3,000.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration on Mon 30th Jan from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Would like to thank Parents, Staff and children from Peter Pans Pre- School for their kind donation,

 also Miss Smyths Class from St. Tola’s St. Ernan’s for their food hampers and everyone who supported throughout the year

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

Westmeath Community Development: Invites expressions of interest from Community Groups on Economic

 Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation before 31st January. Contact 044-9348571

 

Year A                                        Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                          22nd January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 21st 6.30pm Ann, Belinda, Tony Hearne. Tom Hickey. Sun 22nd 11am Nancy Lenihan MM Tue 24th 9.30am Larry Allen. Wed 25th No Mass. Thurs 26th 9.30am.  Fri 27th 9.30am Anthony Mc Cormack & DFM  Sat 28th 6.30pm Madeline Branagan. Sun 29th 11.00am Tom & Mark Hickey.  Joe Bray.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 22nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent  Wed 25th 9.30am.  Sun 29th 9.30am Dan Mulligan.

R. I. P. Joe Cullen. Crowenstown, Delvin. Martin Mc Hale. brother of the late Pat Mc Hale. Ballyowen. who died in Australia.

Offertory Collection: €870.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €355. Monthly €75.  

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up this weekend 22nd January. The

 Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided  by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 18th to 25th January is a week of prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the

 many divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall this Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your

 support as always will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds going to Irish Cancer Society and Northwestmeath Hospice.

Catholic Schools Week: Will be held between Jan 29th and Feb 3rd . Information about activities during the week will be

available for the schools.

School Enrolment: Enrolment for Junior Infants for Sept, 2017 will take place in the three schools of the parish during

 the week 30th Jan -3rd Feb. Call to the school between 2pm and 3pm and complete enrolment form.

St. Ernan’s N. S. Open Evening next Mon 23rd Jan from 6.30pm-8pm in the School. All are Welcome.

  1. Tola’s N. S. Open Evening in the School on Wed 25th Jan from 6pm- 7.30pm. All are Welcome.

Crowenstown N. S. Open Day on Sun 29th January from 12noon-2pm in the School. All are Welcome.

Delvin Historical Society: A talk on the Life of Sr. Faustina Kowalska of Divine Mercy will be held in Carmel Gaffney’s

 on Thurs 26th Jan at 8pm. Speakers Fr. Eamonn O’ Driscoll and Liam Tiernan. Adm €3. All Welcome.

Delvin Parade: Committee Meeting in Fatima next Thurs 26th Jan at 8pm.

Delvin Handball/ Racquet Ball Club: Registration night on Mon 30th Jan from 8pm-9pm in Handball Alley Room.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

St. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan: Leaving Cert History Syllabus by Dr. Patrick Callan Thurs Jan 26th at 8pm.

Westmeath Community Development: Invites expressions of interest from Community Groups on Economic

 Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation before 31st January. Contact 044-9348571

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Year A                                        Second Sunday in Ordinary Time                           15th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 14th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Frank Brady.Sun 15th 11.00am Anne Sheridan. Mon 16th 9.30am. Tue 17th 9.30am Tom Manny. Wed 18th No Mass. Thurs 19th 9.30am Fri 20th 9.30am. Sat 21st 6.30pm Ann, Belinda, Tony Hearne. Tom Hickey. Sun 22nd 11am Nancy Lenihan MM

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 15th 9.30am Chris Callaghan. Wed 18th 9.30am Sun 22nd 9.30am Nuala Fitzsimons Nugent

Offertory Collection: €725.   6th Jan €405. Needs of the Diocese: €965.Ren. Fund: Weekly €320. Monthly €140. Annual: €950.

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Sunday January 15th is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 14th February at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Priory Institute: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this Spring. Application

 deadline is 28th February.  Contact 01-4048124

Needs of the Diocese: The next collection for the Needs of the Diocese will be taken up next weekend 22nd January. The

 Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided  by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s National Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Christian Unity Week: From Wed 18th to 25th January is a week of prayer for Christian Unity. We are conscious of the

 many divisions among followers of Christ. It is the will of Christ that they may be one. During that week we join Christians

 all over the world in praying that the divisions may be healed and unity restored.

Delvin Friendship Club: Committee Meeting in Fatima next Thurs 19th Jan at 8.30pm

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds going to Irish Cancer Society and Northwestmeath Hospice.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind: Would like to thank Oliver & Olive Moran who raised €217. for the Blind with their

 Christmas Lights display at their home.

Social Dancing: Learn to dance with Joe every Friday night in the Hall from 8pm-11.30pm.

Chjiropodist: Will be in attendance at St. Patrick’s Hall on Fri 20th Jan from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Contact 087-7723245.

Comedy: By John Mc Manus entitled Danger Money in St. Patrick’s Hall, Delvin Sat 18th Feb at 8pm Adm. €15.

Family Carers Ireland: Are proving QQ1 level 5 Healthcare Support. One day workshops. Contact 057-9322920.

Bishops’ Visit to the Holy See: Members of the Bishops’Conference will travel to Rome from 15th January for their

 Ad Limina visit to the Holy See.The bishops’ pilgrimage will include an audience with Pope Francis, meetings with

 senior members of the Roman Curia and visits to a number of holy sites. The bishops’ pilgrimage is historically

 known as the Ad Limina Apostolorum visit or “to the threshold of the Apostles”-a reference to the pilgrimage to the

 tombs of Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make, and this normally takes place every five years.

 

Year A                                                     Baptism of the Lord                                           8th January, 2017

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                       

 Sat 7th 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny, & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 8th 11.00am Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune.

Mon 9th 9.30am Edward & Anastasia Curran. Tue 10th 9.30am Mass Wed 11th No Mass. Thurs 12th 9.30 Mass. Fri 13th 9.30am Mass. Sat 14th 6.30pm Dolores Gaffney. Frank Brady. Sun 15th 11.00am Anne Sheridan.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 8th 9.30am Margaret Manny. Sun 15th 9.30am Chris Callaghan

R. I. P. Rose Murphy. Coleraine, Derry. sister of Brendan, Willie and Des Mullen. Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €965.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €515. Monthly €195. Annual: €1,350.

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses this weekend 8th January and Sun

 22nd January The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided  by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s national Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated.

Delvin Parade: Committee meeting on Thursday 12th January in Fatima at 8pm.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th January from 8pm-11.30pm.

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Infotmation Morning on Sat 14th Jan from 10am-1pm. Contact 042-9370208.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sunday 15th January.

For this reason, on the occasion of the annualWorld Day of Migrants and Refugees. I feel compelled to draw

 attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of

 the young who, in a threefold way, are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to

 protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their

 homeland and are separated from their families.                           Message from Pope Francis.

Important Dates for 2017.

1st March. Ash Wednesday                                        6th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

3rd March. Confirmation                                            7th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

16th April, Easter Sunday.                                          12th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

20th May, First Holy Communion                              3rd December, First Sunday of Advent

4th June, Pentecost Sunday

 

Church Holy Days

  1. Patrick 17th March.                                               All Saints 1st November

Assumption 15th August.                                Immaculate Conception. 8th December                                 

                                                                        Christmas Day                25th December

 

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 31st 6.30pm Pauline & Joseph Tierney.  Bill Anderson.  Sun 1st Jan 11.00am Joe Reilly MM. Mon 2nd 9.30am Mass. Tue 3rd  9.30am Mass. Wed 4th No Mass. Thurs 5th 9.30am Mass. Fri 6th Jan ( Feast of the Epiphany) 11.00am Mary Dillon  7.30pm Peter & Bridget Cooke. Robinstown. John & Anna Vaughan & DFM. Sat 7th 6.30pm Patrick, Jenny, & Mary Alice Carroll & baby Nicholas Lewis. Sun 8th 11.00am Kyran Smyth. Bernie Clune.

Please Note: There will be no Vigil Mass on Thursday 5th Jan. Evening Mass on Fri 6th at 7.30pm.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 1st Jan 9.30am Ursula King. Charlie Doyle MM Wed 4th 9.30am Mass. Fri 6th Jan ( Feast of the Epiphany) 9.30am List of the Dead. Sun 8th 9.30am Margaret Manny.

Christmas Offertory Collection: €2,410.   Christmas Offerings: €6,085.

Bible Alive: January Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, and 6pm-10pm in Adoration. Room at back of Fatima.. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.am-11.am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.  

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Christmas Offerings: Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Offerings.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick  on Sun 1st January at 10.30am. The

 Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Feast of the Epiphany: Next Friday we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. Mass will be in Killulagh at 9.30am and in

 Delvin at 11am. It is also the First Friday so Mass will be in Delvin at 7.30pm that evening.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Moynalty Parish: Concert in Moynalty Church on Fri 6th January at 8pm. . Tickets cost €25. Poster on Notice Board.

World Day of Peace: This Sunday is World Day of Peace. Please pray for Peace throughout the world during the coming

 year.

Needs of the Diocese: A special collection will be taken up after Communion at Masses on Sun 8th January and Sun 22nd

January The Bishop has asked for a contribution from each parish to meet the cost of services provided  by the Diocese.

These include Marriage preparation and support for the teaching of Religion in Schools. As well as a contribution to the

Bishop’s national Conference. The amount to be collected by this Parish is €5,400.

Bernie Clune Memorial Ceili: Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on Sun 22nd January from 3.30pm-6.30pm. Your support

 as always will be greatly appreciated.

Social Dancing: Will resume back in the Hall on Fri 13th January from 8pm-11.30pm.

New Year Greetings: We wish all our parishioners every blessing and success for 2017. Thanks to everybody for their

 generosity and support in the past year.

Important Dates for 2017.

1st March. Ash Wednesday                                        6th August, Cemetery Day, Killulagh

3rd March. Confirmation                                            7th August, Cemetery Day, Crowenstown.

16th April, Easter Sunday.                                          12th August, Cemetery Day, Delvin.

20th May, First Holy Communion

4th June, Pentecost Sunday

 

Year A                                                 The Nativity of Our Lord                                  25th December, 2016

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 24th 6.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass. Sun 25th 11.00am Christmas Day Mass. Mon 26th 10.00am. Lil, Dick, Jimmy, Baby Patrick Mullen. Ailish & Eddie Mahon. DFM Moore Family. Wed 28th  No Mass. Thurs 29th  10.00am Mass. Fri 30th 10.00am Larry Murtagh. Sat 31st 6.30pm Pauline & Joseph Tierney.  Bill Anderson.  Sun 1st Jan 11.00am Joe Reilly MM.

 

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 25th 9.30am Christmas Day Mass. Wed 28th 10.00am Mass. Sun 1st Jan 9.30am Ursula King. Charlie Doyle MM

R. I. P. Nancy Lenihan. Bells Hollow. Castletown, Delvin.

Offertory Collection: €790.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €390. Monthly: €175.

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10.30am-2pm, No Evening Adoration. Please note change of Time on Monday, as it is St. Stephen’s Day. Adoration in Killulagh on Wednesday Morning from 10.30am-11.30am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.

Baptisms: We welcome the following to the parish community. Tom Anthony Fallon. . Nathan Marti Durkin.  Edward Patrick Dillon. Adam Anthony Clune.  Eimear Mary Cassidy.  Rosie Margaret Clune.  Ronan Price.  Kayleigh Jane Murtagh- Smith. Thomas Ledwith. Skye Annaleise Aughey. Hannah Mae Ledwith. 

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up this weekend. Please use the Envelope that was distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 1st January. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

ParishMagazine: Copies of the 2016 issue available from Michael Leonard’s, or the Parochial House. Some back issues

 also available at a reduced price.of €2.

Delvin Hospice Homecare:  Wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. We thank you all for the fundraising and support we

 get every year. We appreciate it.

Delvin Friendship Club: Wish all our Members and Friends a very Happy Christmas. Thanks for all your help and support.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm will be in Delvin Church

Christmas Day: 9.30am in Killulagh.                     11.00am in Delvin.

Christmas Greetings

We extend sincere good wishes to all our parishioners for a happy and peaceful Christmas. We welcome all who have

 come home to be with their families. We remember those who did not get home or who have to work during the

 Christmas.

Christmas

On this night, like a burst of brilliant light, there rings out the proclamation of the Apostle. “Gods grace has been

 revealed, and it has made salvation possible for the whole human race”. The grace which was revealed in our world

 is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey.

He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace. the mercy, and the tender

 love of the Father. Jesus is Love incarnate.                                     Pope Francis.

 

Year A                                                 Fourth Sunday of Advent                                   18th December, 2016

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION                                               

CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS

DELVIN MASSES                                                                             

Sat 17th Dec 6.30pm Nancy Neville, Sun 18th Dec 11.00am Joe Greville.  Mon 19th 9.30am. Tue 20th 9.30am. Wed 21st No Mass. Thurs 22nd 9.30am. Fri 23rd 9.30am Tommy Cunneen. Sat 24th 6.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass. Sun 25th 11.00am Christmas Day Mass

Confessions:   6.00pm

 

KILLULAGH MASSES 

Sun 18th Dec 9.30am Fr. Joseph Troy, Pat McHale. Wed 21st 9.30am. Sun 25th 9.30am Christmas Day Mass.

R. I. P. Philomena Forde. sister of Bernadette Darby, |Mabestown. who died in Dublin.

Offertory Collection: €685.   Ren. Fund: Weekly €315. Monthly: €120.

Bible Alive: Advent Issue on Sale. Cost €2.

Adoration of the  Blessed Sacrament: Adorationon Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm to 10pm in Adoration Room at back of Fatima.  Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.  

Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 10th January at 8pm.

Parish Youth Group: The parish Youth Group meet every Friday in Fatima Hall from 7.30pm-9.30pm. Young people from 1st Year upwards are welcome. Contact Laura O’ Neill 086-36442363, or see Delvin Youth Ministry facebook page.

Advent: This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This Advent, Be expectant that God will renew and refresh you in your faith. Be hopeful that you will experience a change of heart, an interior softening to the work of the Holy Spirit, turning you away from sin and darkness and bringing you to a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness.

Christmas Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the Envelope that will be distributed to you.

Candles in the Window: We recommend the traditional custom of putting a lighted candle in the window at Christmas.

Communion for the Sick: Eucharistic Minister will bring Communion to the Sick on Christmas Day at 10.30am and again

 on Sun 1st January. The Priest will not visit the Sick the first week in January.

Choir Practice: There will be a Choir Practice on Mon night at 8pm in Delvin Church. Please attend.

Online Advent Calendar: The Bishops Conference has prepared an online Advent Calendar with an audio thought for

 each day. The Calendar will be available at www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

St. Mary’s Parish, Kingscourt: Pilgrimage to Viareggio from Oct 1st -8th 2017. Contact MAP Travel on 01-8783111.

 St. Scire C. E. Project: Have Vacancies for Cleaners  and General Operatives. Please contact C. E. Office at 044-9664931

 for further information.

  1. Vincent de Paul: Thanks to everyone for their generous donations of goods and money. Amount was €1,314.

Christmas Confessions: Prayer Service and Confessions in  Delvin on Tuesday 20th Dec at 7.30pm. In Clonmellon on

 Wednesday 21st Dec at 7.30pm. Visiting Priests will attend.

Christmas Eve:

Killulagh Church at 12noon.                        Delvin Church from 2-2.30pm, and after 6.30pm Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve 6.30pm will be in Delvin Church

Christmas Day: 9.30am in Killulagh.                     11.00am in Delvin.

 

The Coming of Jesus.

In fact, the Lord comes twice. His first coming is what we are about to commemorate, his physical birth. Then, he

 will come at the end of time, at the close of history. However, St. Bernard tells us that there is a third coming

 of the Lord: his coming o us each day: each day, the Lord visits his Church. He visits each one of us. And our soul

 also enters into his likeness: our soul comes to resemble the Church: our soul comes to resemble Mary. Therefore,

our souls are waiting in anticipation for the coming of the Lord, open souls calling out: Come, Lord! Over the course

 of these days the Holy Spirit moves in the heart of each one of us, forming this prayer within us: come, come.

                                                                                                                          Pope Francis.