Contact the parish office
E mail collinstownforeparish@gmail.com
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Weekend Mass schedule

St Mary’s
7.30pm Vigil, 11.30am Sunday.

St Feichin’s
6.00pm Vigil, 10.00am Sunday.

Please note the last 4.45pm Mass in St Feichin’s takes place on 11 September, after that date it will be discontinued.
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Annual Parish Draw
The annual parish draw took place last Sunday 19 September. You can view the Draw on St Marys webcam. Congratulations to our winners

1st Prize €10,000 Thomas Conaty
2nd Prize €1000 Tony Geraghty
3rd prize €500 Mary Morris

Thanks to all who have worked hard in selling their tickets. It is greatly appreciated.

The total brought in is just over €26,500 which means €15,000 will go to the parish account which pays for the loan. This money will only be used for this purpose. Over the next 12 months €10,000 from the parish envelpes will also be added to it along with the land rental and tractor run all of which allow us to repay the €30,000 we have committed to repay each year.
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Annual Parish Tractor Run
Save the Date!
October Bank Holiday Weekend- Sunday 24 October. Beginning at the Abbey House Fore.

More details to follow.
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Please note there will be no
7.30pm Saturday Mass on the following dates:
Saturday 9 October & Saturday 16 October

St Marys Cemetery

As you will have seen extensive work has been carried out in St Mary’s cemetery. The trees around the boundary of the cemetery have reached maturity and it was felt that they should be removed for a variety of reasons:
They have reached maturity and parts have become brittle. With the strong storms that we have been experiencing and are probably more likely to experience in the future there is fear that they could be blown down in a storm.

If they fell they would damage graves or worse fall on a person.

The trees on one side of the graveyard were encroaching on graves and families have expressed their concern to Fr Patrick.

The lower end of the cemetery is very damp through lack of sunlight because of the trees. It is hoped that with the removal of the trees the ground will dry out more.

With all of this in mind, and with peoples safety and insurance high on the list I had no option but to proceed with the removal of the trees.

When work is completed by the tree surgeons a plan will be put in place to put in a boundary fence and to do some landscaping that will have low maintenance. It is hoped to plant some native trees and some trees with nice autumn leaves. It will be difficult to make a plan until all is cleared away.

The felled trees will be allowed to dry out for 4 or 5 weeks before they will be mulched and removed. I would appreciate if you could communicate this to those who do not attend Mass and perhaps are a bit concerned- all will be left looking good when the project is completed.

Thanks to the tree surgeons who are carrying out this essential work and to those who advised me and those who expressed their concerns about the dangers of the trees to their graves.

Fr Patrick

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursdays in St Mary’s church from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
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Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministers of Holy Communion can now receive Holy Communion at the usual time (Pre Covid) .
As you gather at the Altar please wash your hands with soap and water.
After receiving Holy Communion you should then sanitise your hands with the sanitising gel.
When receiving Holy Communion Fr Patrick will give you the Host which you should then intinct (dip) into the chalice.
After distributing Holy Communion sanitise your hands again.
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Baptisms
Baptisms take place on Saturday’s Time slots 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Bookings taken by e mail only collinstownforeparish@gmail.com.
Please follow government guidelines regarding celebrations after the church ceremony.
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Safety in our churches
Households must continue to sit separately and sit where the stewards direct, please be patient and follow the assistance of the stewards, they are there to keep everyone safe.
Face coverings must continue to be worn.
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Parish Envelopes
The Parish Envelopes are being distributed around this time. Volunteers who normally deliver the envelopes can collect their batch in the sacristies- your work in delivering the envelopes to the homes of the parish is really appreciated.
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Easing of restrictions
200 people permitted in St Mary’s and 100 people permitted in St Feichins.

Face coverings must continue to be worn by all adults at all times in the churches.You are asked to continue to sanitise your hands on entry to our churches.

Stewards will continue to be on hand to assist you at the weekend Masses.

Please continue to fill the front pews of the church first.

It will be your responsibility to make sure you have plenty of space in the pew. Please do not push in on top of others. On entering an empty pew please sit next the wall.

Please continue to enter by the main door and exit by the side doors at the top of the church.
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Parish Finance
Bank online details :
IBAN : IE26 BOFI 90185357124274
BIC: BOFIIE2D
Thanks to all those who are supporting the parish financially. Thanks to parishioners who are giving their offering on line. It is being carefully recorded in the same way as the physical envelope is. When contributing online please remember to include your envelope number.

Parish income last Sunday.
Basket
St Mary’s €117.28 St Feichin’s €220.83
Envelope
St Mary’s €150 St Feichin’s €159
Donations through online banking for August €1130
Thank you for your support.
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Parish Administration
Safe Guarding
Parish Safe Guarding Children -Policy available in the Sacristy. Concerns contact the Parish Safeguarding reps- Elaine Leahy, Pauline Kennedy, Anna Marie McKenna.
The Designated Liaison Person is Marie O Sullivan
0833175742 Tusla 0469098560
Gardai National Protective Services Bureau: Tel. 01 6663430
For complaints procedure of any other information visit:
www.meathsafeguarding.ie/

All consent forms and Adult Volunteer forms are securely locked in the Parish Office in compliance with GDPR.

Daily Mass for the Week ahead

St Mary’s church St Feichin’s church
Tuesday 10.00am Monday 7.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am
Thursday 7.00pm

Mass will continue to be streamed live.
St Mary’s church webcam – https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-marys-church-collinstown
St Feichin’s church webcam- https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-fechins-fore Or go to churchmedia.tv Scroll down to find county and then find the church.

Parish Newsletter 26 September

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