Renovation of Church, after discussions the Parsih Council has decided to postpone the renovation of the church until Easter 2018. We believe it will give us more time to get plannning permission from Westmeath Co.Co. We will be able to look at other possibilities in relation to the roof design. It will give us a better opportunity to improve the aesthetics of the church. It will mean that the construction work will be done during the summer months. We will be more prepared for receiving grants from the SEAI grant scheme, which amount to 50% grant aid towards the cost of energy saving measures of the project (insulation/heating upgrade/lighting upgrade). We believe it will give us more time for fundraising.
Presbytery, Harbour Rd.,
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 p.m. Larry Carroll
John Maxwell 9th Anniversary
9.30 a.m. Mollie Slevin Month’s Memory
11.a.m. Jody and Bridget Hogan
P.J.Smith and deceased family
Ash Wednesday 9.30 a.m. Ann Donoghue, Mullingar Rd.
and 8 p.m. in Kilbeggan.
Blessing and distribution of ashes at both Masses.
Thursday 9.30 a.m. Michael and Anne McMahon
Friday 9.30 a.m. 8 p.m. Mass for those on the Parish List of the Dead
First Sunday of Lent
8 p.m. Matthew Hennigan Month’s Memory
9.30 a.m. Ben Wyer
Lent is a time when God helps us to grow spiritually. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus recommended three practices; prayer, fast and giving to those in need. Think about the following
Prayer: Go to Mass on weekdays as well as Sunday. Have time for personal prayer. Go to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Pray as a family. Stations of the Cross will be playing in both churches each day. Prayer cards will be available also.
Fasting: On Ash Wednesdays and Good Friday we are obliged to fast and to abstain from meat and meat products. All those between the ages of 21 and 69 are asked to take one normal meal and two light meals. All those over 14 are asked to abstain from meat. Giving up something like sweets, sugar, smoking etc. for Lent.
Helping those in need: We can do this with our donations to Trocaire and by visiting those in need in our parish.
Photo collections of events that have taken place around the parish