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Sunday, 29 March 2020
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unday 15th March
Sunday Readings: Cycle A 
Weekday Readings: Cycle II (Roman missal

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Sunday / Weekday Mass

At this time the celebration of Mass on Sundays and on weekdays - including Saint Patrick’s Day – has been cancelled.  All are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend.  We strongly encourage people to be spiritually united with their local community. Where possible they should avail of parish radio broadcasts and webcam.  While in church and as far as possible people are asked to keep a safe distance from one another, in keeping with current advice.

Here is a link to Mass on WEBCAM:

MASS on Webcam

                                     Click the link above for Mass:                                

Lá ‘le Pádraig            8:00am,  9:00am,    10:00am  

                               11:00am (as Gaeilge),12noon & 1pm

                  MASSES ON WEEKDAYS OF LENT                     
7:30am (Monday to Friday)
Morning Prayer of the Church at 7:20am
9:30am (Monday to Friday)
Morning Prayer of the Church at 9:20am
10:30am (Monday to Saturday)
Morning Prayer of the Church at 10:20am

Saturday Vigil: 6:00pm & 7:00pm   
Sunday: 8:00    9:00am,   10:00am,   
           11:00am, 12:00noon, 1:00pm


                                                           See also these FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS


Apostolic Society. Founded in 1998 by Ann Gogarty and Bridie Doggett, the Apostolic Society makes and sews vestments, altar cloths, and linens for world missionaries.  They also raise funds for the purchase of Mass kits, silverware, candlesticks etc., for these missionaries.

Contact:  Mrs. Phyllis Doggett  041-9824101

Anne Gogarty:  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Tel. 041 9824091

Link to page on Rathkenny Website:    CLICK  Here

Adoration of the Holy Eucharist...
Can you spare one hour per week to partake in the adoration of the Holy Eurcharist in Rathkenny Church? Please contact Mrs. Doggett 041-9824101.

Rathkenny Church Choir invites members of the congregation to sing with it at Mass. The text of the Hymns used is available to all in the newly-produced folder.

Rathkenny Community Centre has re-opened after some renovations. 

Samaritans Drogheda Branch -        1850 60909

Preparation for Marriage

All couples wishing to get married must book the church and contact the local priest well in advance of making preparations for their wedding day.

All couples must complete the Pre-Nuptial inquiry forms in their local parish at least six months before they wish to get married. Accord: From January 1st 2009 all Marriage Preparation Bookings will be done via the

website - www.gettingmarried.ie.

It is particularly important that couples planning to get married abroad must contact the local priest before making any arrangements with the travel agent or wedding co-ordinator. This should help to ensure that no serious difficulties arise before major commitments have been made.
Instruction from the diocese, " Wedding arrangements must only be made when the couple meet with their priest and commence the pre-nuptial inquiry process...." This is part of further directives to be followed by priests in the diocese. Further details on the matter from your priest.


Please join us by saying the prayers on our PRAYER CARD each day.

We offer our prayer for the stated intentions of Pope Francis: We are constantly mindful in our prayer of those from our community who are sick, at home or in hospital: For the many who request the support of our prayers & often express their needs by writing them into the Intention Book placed in the Blessed Sacrament Oratory..........Lord, accept our prayers and favour us with the graces you have in store for us.

Pope's Intentions for March 2020

Catholics in China
We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month. From time to time, the Holy Father may add a second prayer intention related to current events or urgent needs, like disaster relief. The second prayer request will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation.

The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions in a particular way to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (also known as the Apostleship of Prayer), an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope's appeal and to deepen their daily prayer. You can find more information about the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network on their website http://popesprayerusa.net/
(The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network will also publish any urgent prayer intentions of the Holy Father as soon as they are received from the Holy See.)

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