There is a great tradition in Drogheda of attending daily Mass during Lent; this year this will be via webcam. Let us support each other in our efforts at prayers, fasting and works of mercy in this Lenten season. Resources which families can use are available on ww.armaghprays.com/lent-2021, including a prayer service for Ash Wednesday at Home, with scripture reading, prayer of the faithful, and an opportunity to make Lenten promises.
Lectio Divina for Lent
Join Fr Barry each Wednesday during Lent from Our Lady of Lourdes Church by Webcam at 7.30pm. Together we will reflect on the Scripture readings for the following Sunday and on the significance and relevance of the words of Scripture in our world today. As we journey towards Easter the various themes will help us reflect on aspects of our faith and deepen our understanding.
Friday Cross of Hope
Timeout for Lent and Life You are warmly welcome to join FR. Aidan via the Parish webcam for a Stations of the Cross liturgy in Our Lady of Lourdes Church each Friday of Lent at 3.00pm. During the six days let us reflect on the hope the Cross brings, drawing on different texts which address various themes, for example: ‘Journey of Decision’ -revealing the huge impact oft he choices we make in life; ‘Mary’s Way of the Cross’- reflecting on how the mother of Jesus might have seen her son’s journey to Calvary;‘ A Biblical Way of the Cross’- blending scripture passages with a reflection, thus asking us to listen again to the timeless Word of God. Each liturgy will also include space for music and silence. May these prayer times help us all in the Lenten journey we are about to make.
St Peter’s Parish, in conjunction with Deacon John Taaffe and Apostles of Love Ireland, is offering three excellent programmes during Lent, aimed at a greater understanding of our Faith. These programmes can be followed in your own time. People may choose to do one, two or all programmes. Online group and one-to-one mentoring are available. Programme 1: The Mass – 3 session video and worksheets. Programme 2: Let it Be – 5 session programme with weekly video and worksheets on Our Lady and how she helps us to be filled with God. Programme 3: Oremus – Guide to Catholic Prayer – 8 week programme with daily journal & reflections. Please contact us by phone, text or WhatsApp on 086 861 1531 or email [email protected] A certificate from St Peter’s Parish / Apostles of Love will be awarded on completion of the programmes. The Apostles of Love is a new missionary group in the Archdiocese of Armagh working in the area of evangelisation with particular reference to prayer, teaching and healing.
Trócaire Lenten Campaign. Please be as generous as possible. Trócaire boxes available at the back of the churches.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Masses by Webcam only.
There are no upcoming events at this time.