CHURCH NEWS: DURROW PARISH NEWS: Church Cleaning Rota – June 2018: Teresa Dunphy, Mary Lawlor, Margaret Donohue, Brigid Conroy and Julie Lawlor.

Mass Readers: Saturdays – June 2nd and 9th: Catherine Freeman; June 16th and 23rd: Ann Vaugh; June 30th: Seosamh Murphy. Sundays – June 3rd: Deirdre Moore; June 10th and 17th: Declan Phelan; June 24th and July 1st: Kevin Kelly.

Special Ministers of the Eucharist: June: Saturday Evenings – Pius Hennessy; June: Sunday Mornings – Brigid Jordan and Liam Kavanagh.

SYMPATHY is extended to Liz Cahill and family, Aughmacart on the recent death of their cousin Molly McMahon (nee Whyte), Portarlington.
SYMPATHY is extended to the Parkinson family, Durrow on their recent bereavement.

Visit of the Holy Family Icon to the Diocese of Ossory: The Holy Family Icon has been journeying through the Dioceses of Ireland for the last number of months in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which takes place in Dublin in August 21st to 26th. The Icon will be present in the Diocese of Ossory from June 11th to 16th and arrives in St Patrick’s Church, Ballyragget at 12.30pm on Thursday June 14th. A Prayer Service for the parishes in the Deanery will take place on Thursday June 14th at 7.30pm in Ballyragget Church to which the people of Durrow Parish are invited and are most welcome.

Holy Communion: Twenty four young pupils from Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School received their first communion on Saturday May 26th during Mass celebrated by Canon O’Doherty. Great credit is due to the staff of the school, especially Miss Neary their teacher, their parents, and Canon O’Doherty for all the work done in getting them prepared for this great day.

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VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO IRELAND: A formal announcement that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Ireland is expected shortly. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland to host this event. Parishioners who would like to attend all or part of the event can register for the three-day Pastoral Congress on www.worldmeeting2018.ie online. Places for the Congress are limited and guarantee a ticket for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass which are expected to be led by Pope Francis. Although there will be no charge for any event led by the Pope, tickets for the Festival of Families will be very limited and not released until a later date, along with tickets for the Final Mass.

PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.

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