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ST PETER’S PARISH, DROGHEDA

ALTAR NOTICES –18 APRIL 2021 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

  1. Rosary, Exposition and Benediction streamed live this Sunday evening from St Peter’s Church at 5.00pm.

  2. The Sunday collection last week amounted to € 2,254.  Many thanks for your great generosity and your use of the parish envelope. Parish envelopes may be dropped into the secure boxes in either church.  Donations may also be made by credit/debit card via the parish website or by standing order.

  3. Next Sunday is Vocation Sunday. There is a second envelope in your box for the education of students to the priesthood.  The collection goes primarily towards the tuition and accommodation fees of students preparing for the priesthood, the permanent diaconate, and those lay faithful in vocational on-going formation in the Archdiocese of Armagh.  We currently support three students for the priesthood in Maynooth, Salamanca, Spain, and pastoral placement in the Archdiocese, and twenty students at our own Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Dundalk who are preparing to be ordained as priests for the Archdiocese of Armagh.

  4. Owing to the current restrictions it will be difficult for the Trocaire boxes to be returned in the normal way.   Trócaire advises that parishioners be invited to donate online at trocaire.org.  If this is not possible, place an envelope clearly marked Trócaire with a cheque made payable to Trócaire, or with bank notes, to the secure box in either church.  Trócaire boxes may also be returned to the sacristies.

  5. Drogheda River Rescue Emergency is happy to reach out to all those who need help at this time. Tel 089 250 5562. St Vincent de Paul is also ready to help.

Ester Message to Parishioners

Easter we typically associate with a lifting of the restrictions we voluntarily place on ourselves during Lent. Easter this year, however, just like 2020, is a time of continued constraint and fewer freedoms due to Covid-19. Yet, this Easter we dare to profess our spiritual freedom – our liberty as redeemed children of God. Through the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus we are born anew and no earthly power or pandemic can imprison us. The Resurrection of Jesus of Easter Day signifies eternal victory over death, darkness and despair. The light of the resurrected Jesus will have the last word. In the life of the Risen One we all have life, and this is our hope. We
do not succumb to despair, but are an Easter people, singing Alleluia as our chorus! Thank you for joining us by webcam from St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches over the past year, and for supporting the Parish in so many ways. Many thanks to the many Good Samaritans in our parish and community – too numerous to mention –who have provided frontline services and looked out for others, giving of themselves so courageously and generously, often putting themselves at risk. With the clergy, Parish Pastoral Council and Pastoral Area Resource Team, I wish all our parishioners and their loved ones, at home and abroad, peace, health, and joy this Easter. I ask the Lord to comfort those who have lost loved ones, to help those who are sick, lonely, anxious, and all those who
face employment and financial uncertainty. May the Risen Lord continue to be with us. In him we trust. Our Lady of Lourdes, St Peter, St Oliver Plunkett, pray for us.

Eugene Sweeney, PP, VGE

 

Owing to the current restrictions it will be difficult for the Trocaire boxes to be returned in the normal way. Trócaire advises that parishioners be invited to donate online at trocaire.org. If this is not possible, place an envelope clearly marked Trócaire with a cheque made payable to Trócaire, or with bank notes, to the secure box in either church. Trócaire boxes may also be returned to the sacristies.

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ST. PETER’S PARISH, DROGHEDA

LIVING WITH COVID-19, LEVEL 5 January 2021

1. No Public Mass in line with level 5 of Living with Covid-19,

There are no public Masses or other services celebrated in either St Peter’s or Our Lady of Lourdes Churches, except for funerals. All Masses and services will continue to be streamed live by webcam.

2. Mass Times

Mass  during level 5 are by webcam only and times are as follows:

St Peter’s Church: Monday to Friday: 8.30am. Tuesday only, also St Anthony’s Novena, 10.30am. Sunday: 11.00am.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church: Monday to Saturday: 10.00am. Saturday Vigil: 7.30pm. Sunday: 9.00am, and 12 noon.

3. Webcam

All Masses and Services from both churches can be viewed live by webcam on the parish website, www.saintpetersdrogheda.ie or on www.churchservices.tv. They will also be recorded and available for viewing on the webcam section later in the day.

4. Church Opening Hours and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Times

Both churches will remain open for private prayer. St Peter’s Church opening hours and times of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9.00am– 4.00pm Tuesday, 11.00am – 4.00pm Sunday, 12 noon – 5.00pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Peter’s Church will take place in the main body of the Church, and may also be viewed by webcam. Our Lady of Lourdes Church opening hours are as follows: Monday to Saturday, 10.30am – 4.00pm Sunday, 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Lourdes Church on Sunday afternoon, 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Both churches continue to be sanitised daily. People who are vulnerable or unwell, and especially those with any symptoms that might suggest Covid-19 infection, should stay at home. The same applies to those who have been in recent contact with someone who has the virus, in accordance with public health advice.

5. Funerals

Funeral Masses will take place with a maximum attendance of 10 persons.

6. Anniversaries and Month’s Mind Masses

For the duration of the lockdown, anniversaries and Month’s Mind Masses for both St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches will be read out at as usual for the Masses that are still taking place by webcam. In the case of the St Peter’s Saturday 6.15pm Mass, the anniversaries will be read out at Our Lady of Lourdes Saturday 7.30pm Mass, and the St Peter’s Sunday 8.00am anniversaries will be read out at the St Peter’s 11.00am Mass. The Our Lady of Lourdes Sunday 10.30am Mass anniversaries will be read out at the 12 noon Mass. Anniversaries may be telephoned to St Peter’s Church Sacristy, 041 984 5355, Monday –Saturday, 9.00am -1.00pm or Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sacristy, 041 983 1973, Monday– Saturday, before, during or after 10.00am Mass.

7. Confessions/Baptisms

No Confessions or Baptisms may take place.

8. Parish envelopes may be dropped into the secure boxes in both churches. or into the Parochial Houses. Donations may also be made by credit/debit card via the parish website or by standing order.

9. Novenas

The Miraculous Medal Novena will be recited as usual on Monday at the Lourdes 10.00am Mass, and St Anthony’s Novena on Tuesday mornings at the St Peter’s 10.30am Mass. The Novena to St Martin de Porres will be recited at the 8.30am Mass from St Peter’s on Monday, and the Novena to Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday at the Lourdes 10.00am Mass.

10. Additional Information

For additional information, please see church notice boards, and parish newsletter, web site and Facebook page

Rosary, Exposition and Benediction this Sunday evening from St Peter’s Church at 5.00pm, streamed live on webcam.

                                               

 

 

 

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Masses by Webcam only.

St. Peter's Church

Sunday 11:00am
Monday to Friday 8:30am
St. Anthony's Novena Tuesdays 10:30am
Exposition & Benediction Sunday 5:00pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Saturday Vigil 7:30pm
Sunday 9:00am, 12noon
Monday to Saturday 10:00am

Weekly Notices

Devotions to St. Joseph with Benediction

January 31, 2021

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Saint Joseph:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.…

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