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Monday, 21 April 2014
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April 2014
Sunday Readings: Cycle B
Weekday Readings: Cycle II (Roman missal)

Mass in Rathkenny 7.30pm
Vigil at  the Altar of Repose until 11.00pm

Confessions 8pm - 9pm

Night Prayer 11.00pm



Morning Prayer at 10am
Stations of the Cross at 12 noon
2014 Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

in Rathkenny Church at 3pm

Followed by Confessions

Morning Prayer     10am
Confessions         2.00pm - 4.00pm
Easter Vigil  2014 (Holy Saturday Mass)
in the Parish Church, Rathkenny,  9pm


Rathkenny Apostolic Society - Some of their work can be viewed at Rathkenny Apostolic Works, or more recently 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. Weekly bingo 8:30pm each Wednesday, keep fit on Tuesdays, Irish Dance classes each Saturday 12 noon, Ballroom dancing, 2nd Saturday of each month (starting back in Springtime, not on during winter months). Call Kathy for more info: 086 4043422

Rathkenny Athletic Club: Saturdays 4-5pm behind Community Hall, Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm in Community Hall. For more info contact Brendan 0860724911

Youth 2000 prayer meeting: Tuesdays 8pm - 9pm in the sacristy, St. Mary's Church, Navan. Contact Andrea by 'phone at 087 0515402 087 0515402 Note also the website - www.youth 2000.ie : Visit this web site for information on Retreats, Prayer meetings, gatherings and many social events coming up that will surely be of interest to young people.

Are you thinking about becoming a priest? Would you be interested in working in the diocese of Meath? If so, you are welcome to reflect upon this further. Contact Fr.Mark English, Vocations Director, Diocese of Meath @ Telephone 01-825534

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 our Bishop, Most Rev.Michael Smith " 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 and issued by Bishop Michael Smith recently. 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 April 2014 :

  • Ecology and Justice.  That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
  • Hope for the Sick.  That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness. 

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