Notices

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Is now available on our Parish Websites Currahaparish.ie or Ardcath-Clonalvyparish.ie (or Ardcath/ Clonalvy parish newsletter.)at 11.25am.

Building Fund Envelopes: We thank those who have dropped in building fund donations using their own envelopes, which is very much appreciated at this time. The envelope boxes were to be distributed in early April but the present pandemic prevented this happening, however they will be delivered as soon as physically possible. We ask people not to leave envelopes in the church, but you can use the letter box at the parochial house. Another option is a Standing Order form which can be found under the heading finance on the Parish Website. Thank you again for your continued support.

Prayer for Healing

Web Cam Daily Mass during Covid-19

Mass is available each morning at 10.00am from St Mary’s Church Drogheda. To access this webcam please follow these steps.

  1. Open Internet.
  2. In Google search type in the following ” St Mary’s church Drogheda webcam
  3. This will bring up a list of options click on  St Mary’s Parish Drogheda .
  4. Then click on ” Live Stream”  This is only operational at Mass time each day.

All Masses suspended until further notice.

Prayer to be preserved from contagious diseases

O God, who through an Angel

Promised St Roch that those

Who invoke His name or seek His

Intercession we may be preserved

From this present danger.

                We ask this through Christ our Lord   (3 Times)

Dates for 2020

First Holy Communion:  Postponed

Change from baskets to sealed collection bags

Our parish auditors “D.F. Dillion” have contacted us in preparation for our
2018 audit. They have informed us that in accordance with “Guidance and
procedures as set out in the Irish Episcopal Conference Guidelines –
Financial Controls and Related processes with Parishes” that Parishes should
utilize sealed collection bags rather than open baskets. These have been
purchased and will be introduced in our three churches in the next few weeks.
Most people will be familiar with these bags as they are used in most
churches presently.

Best practice for Ministers of the Word

In our three churches we have a very high standard of proclaiming the word of
God. This is something regularly commented on by visiting priests and
visitors to our liturgies. This is due to the great work of our Ministers of
the word who really do a great job.
The role of proclaiming the word of God is very important. In doing so, we
are nourishing God’s people and this is a great privilege, blessing and
challenge.

A few important tips to ensure we continue this high standard & best
practice;
As we have Lectionaries now in each church, I ask all Ministers to read from
the “Lectionary” on the ambo. Before mass begins feel free go up and have a
look to reassure yourself.
Before you start reading, please make sure the Microphone is at the same
level as your mouth or slightly below then stand at least six inches away
from the Mic. This ensures the best result. If you stand too close to the
microphone you will get feed-back and also hear your own breathing.
Please don’t say “First reading or Second Reading” or read what is written in
italics. In the same way, please don’t say “Responsorial Psalm Response is”
it or “response” at the end of every verse of the Psalm, just look up and
that is the cue for the people to respond, maybe join in with them but in a
lower voice. This encourages the congregation to respond, which is so
important.
If you are unable to attend on your given Sunday, I would ask you to get
another reader to cover for you.
Please don’t forget to drop into the sacristy to let the celebrant know you
are present.

Thank you for your hard work & May God continue to bless you in your
ministry.