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Choose Life Newsletter

Every week, we invite you to read a newsletter Choose Life 2018 prepared for parishes by the Catholic Communications Office. The newsletter promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. We invite you to be missionaries for the cause of life. It is a noble cause to uphold the sacredness of human life

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 11

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 10

Choose Life 2018 – Issue 9

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Easter Ceremonies

The main Easter Ceremonies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday will be celebrated in  Newmarket Church only.

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper  – 7.30pm Newmarket

Confessions:                            8.15pm Newmarket

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.30pm

Good Friday

Outdoor Stations of the Cross at Carrigoran: 11.00am. All assemble in the chapel at Carrigoran

Celebration of the Passion:   3.00pm Newmarket

Confessions:                            4.00pm Newmarket

Stations of the Cross :            6.30pm Wells   /   7.30pm Carrigerry

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil:                            9.00pm

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Penitential Service

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated for the combined parishes of Newmarket and Shannon on this Tuesday evening March 27th in Sts. John and Paul Church, Shannon at 7.00pm. As we enter Holy Week we will try to get in touch with the final hours in the life of Our Divine Lord. In doing so we will also try to get in touch with whatever is broken in our own humanity. This public celebration of our human condition and

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Mothering Sunday in Old Ireland …by Bridget Haggerty

In Ireland and the UK, Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent. In the USA and other countries, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Whenever you honor the matriarch of your family, the origins and customs of her special day are fascinating.

The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring festivities of ancient Greece, in honour of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. In Rome, the most

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Welcome Fr. Pat

This weekend we welcome Fr. Pat Byrne S.V.D. to celebrate our weekend Masses. Fr Pat was ordained a priest in  Shannon in 1974 and has served with the  Divine Word  Society in many capacities over the years in many parts of the world. He will take up a collection for the Missionary work of the society at the end of each Mass.