Contact the parish office
E mail collinstownforeparish@gmail.com
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A prayer for Ukraine

Loving God,
We pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid,
that you will be close to them and protect them.
We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.
We pray for the world
that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity
to our brothers and sisters in need.
May we walk in your ways
so that peace and justice
become a reality for the people of Ukraine
and for all the world.
Amen.
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Lough Lene Gaels Camogie Club
Easter Egg Hunt takes place in Fore on Good Friday 15 April at 12.00noon. €5 per child €20 per family. Registration necessary to guarantee an Easter Egg for each child. Contact Sheila 087-6734509
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Church cleaning
Thanks to Ann, Kathleen, Barbara and Mary H for taking care of cleaning in St Mary’s for the month of April and Claire, Sean, Tony, and Miriam for taking care of cleaning in St Feichin’s for the month of April. Everyone’s time and effort is greatly appreciated.
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Dates for your diary
First Holy Communion
Saturday 7 May

Cemetery Sunday
Fore Saturday 28 May
Collinstown Sunday 29 May

Exam Mass takes place Sunday 5 June at 11.30am

Pentecost Celebration takes place on Saturday 4 June in
St Feichin’s church with a special celebration with the young people who were Confirmed and received
1st Holy Communion this year.

Abbey Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart takes place on Friday 24 June
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Baptisms
Take place on Saturday afternoons
“Bingo will be on as usual on Good Friday at 8.30pm in Moylagh Community Centre.
Lots of great prizes along with a free game of last man standing for €100.
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Parish Webcam
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.
Due to the sometimes poor quality internet in Fore, sometimes the webcam in St Feichin’s does not work. The Webcam in St Marys is usually always working,
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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 €104.40 St Feichin’s €189.55
Envelope
St Mary’s €163.40 St Feichin’s €366.70
Donations through online banking for March €585
Thank to everyone who contributes so generously throughout the year especially in these challenging times.
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.
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Reflection
“God’s best microphone is Christ, and Christ’s best microphone is the Church, and the Church is all of you. Let each one of you, in your own job, in your own vocation – nun, married person, bishop, priest, high school or university student, day labourers, wage earner, market woman – one in your own place … live the faith intensely and feel that in your surroundings you are a true microphone of God Our Lord.

Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one of you has to be a messenger, a prophet. The church will always exist as long as there is someone who has been baptised … Where is your baptism? You are baptised in your professions, in the fields of workers, in the market. Wherever there is someone who has been baptised, that is where the church is. There is a prophet there. Let us not hide the tales that God gave us on the day of our baptism and let us truly live the beauty and responsibility of being a prophetic people.”

St Oscar Romero, bishop and martyr
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Holy Week
Schedule

Palm Sunday
Masses will begin a few minutes earlier with the blessing of palms taking place outside (weather permitting)

Palm Sunday evening
Time of prayer for Palm Sunday with prayers for the Ukraine takes place at 5.00pm

Monday & Tuesday of Holy Week 7.30pm

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated during the 7.30pm Mass in St Feichin’s church on Monday and in St Marys church on Tuesday at 7.30pm
There will be a nice atmosphere in the church with readings and prayers focused on reconciliation and Gods love. Parents are encouraged to bring their family to either of these Masses.

Spy Wednesday

7.00pm Mullingar.

Mass of Chrism in the Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar. Everyone is invited. All the priests of the 69 parishes in this diocese gather with parishioners from across the diocese. Bishop Tom will bless the Holy Oils. They will be used in this parish at Baptisms (Catechumenate and Chrism) and at the Padre Pio Healing Mass (Oil of the Sick).

Holy Thursday
Morning Prayer in St Feichin’s church at 10.00am

Mass of the Lord Supper will be celebrated in
St Mary’s church at 7.00pm. We will gather around a long table placed down the centre of the church as we remember the Last Supper.
At the end of Mass (weather permitting) There will be a procession from the church through the church grounds with the Blessed Sacrament, to the Altar of Repose in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Night Prayer at the Altar of Repose will take place at 11.30pm

Good Friday

Morning Prayer in St Mary’s church at 10.00am

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 3.00pm in St Marys church and 7.00pm in St Feichin’s church
For the evening ceremony, if the weather permits, we will read the gospel outside along the Nellie/Nancy walk, finishing with the veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at the Abbey.

Prayer around the Cross 9.30pm in St Marys church concluding with Night Prayer at 10.15pm.

Holy Saturday

Morning prayer St Mary’s church at 10.00am

The Easter Vigil St Feichin’s church 9.00pm
Don’t for get to bring small containers to bring some Easter Water Home to bless your home.

Easter Sunday

The Dawn Mass will be celebrated in Fore Abbey at 6.00am
It is a very simple Mass in the ruins of the Abbey. Because of the nature of the ceremony there will be no seating.

Please bring warm clothes – gloves, scarves warms coats are essential. Please also bring hot drinks and snacks for after Mass. Janes Coffee shop will be open after Mass. The Ceremony will begin at the Abbey Car park and we will walk together the short distance to the old ruins of the church in the Abbey. Please do not leave any valuables or anything in your car.

Easter Morning Mass
11.30am in St Mary’s church. (Please note there will be no 10.00am Mass in St Feichin’s

Parish Newsletter for 10 April 2022