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Fourth Sunday of Easter
Gerry Boyle PP  046 9054138goodshepherd

Vocations Sunday: Bishop Deenihan encourages all parishes to pray for vocations and to promote vocations this weekend. There are currently two students studying for the priesthood and our own deacon Barry White will be ordained this Summer. Please keep them in your prayers

First Communion Stackallen NS
Saturday 14th May, 11.00am. We extend a warm welcome to the boys and girls, their teachers, classroom assistants and extended families for this special day. 

First Communion Rathkenny NS
Saturday  21st May   11.00am

Cemetery Devotions will be held in Rushwee (5.45pm) , Stackallen (5pm) and Gernonstown (4.30pm) cemeteries on Saturday 4th June, and in Grangegeeth cemeteries on Sunday 5th June (at 11.30am)

Masses this weekend and in the coming week
Saturday     6.30pm     Rushwee            Bridget Carolan
Sunday      10.00am    Grangegeeth                
                  11.30am    Rathkenny          Mary Kiernan, Creewood
                                                               Patrick Fleming
Monday     10.00am    Rathkenny                     
Tuesday       7.30pm    Grangegeeth      7.15pm Rosary, 7.30 Mass  
Wednesday  9.00am    Rathkenny          Special Intention              
Thursday     7.30pm    Rushwee            7.15pm Rosary, 7.30 Mass 
Friday          7.30pm    Grangegeeth      7.15pm Rosary, 7.30 Mass

Saturday      6.30pm    Rushwee            John and Lena Bennett, Thomas Finnegan Jnr   
Sunday      10.00am    Grangegeeth                   
                  11.30am    Rathkenny          Mary Kiernan, Creewood
                                                               Patrick Fleming

RIP   Mary Curtis, Dowdstown, Ardee
A Rosary for Peace will be recited before our evening Masses during the month of May.
First Friday visits will resume from Friday 6th May. If you or a relative would like to be included, please contact me. 

Online Donations
Online donations can now be made to parish and diocesan collections

via the Diocesan website  HERE

Thanks to all who have returned envelopes for parish funds, Christmas offerings, Trocaire, cemeteries and other collections over the past year. 

Synod 2023
Thanks to all who participated in the Synodal process during Lent 2022. The pathway involves Communion, Participation and Mission.

More on the Diocesan Website HERE  or at

A series of consultation meetings was held in all Deaneries of the Diocese during Lent. 
 Please consider returning completed questionnaires to the church or Parochial House,  or directly to the bishop in Mullingar.