15.28 Newsletter 11th /12th July, 2015
HOLY FAMILY PARISH
Newsletter 11th /12th July, 2015
15th Sunday in Ordinary time
SAINT OLIVER PLUNKETT Canonised in 1975, was the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.
St Oliver, who was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, was born on 1 November 1625 in Loughcrew, County Meath. He maintained his duties in Ireland in the face of English persecution and was eventually arrested and tried for treason in London. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn on 1 July 1681, and became the last Roman Catholic martyr to die in England.
Oliver Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and Canonised in 1975, the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years.
St. Oliver's story has an international dimension which brings us from Ireland to Italy, across Europe and back to Armagh before execution in London.
Even after death the journey continues! His witness to decision-making based on conscience, truth and service, provides a real challenge for this and every age.
A blessing on all who visit St Peters Drogheda.
St. Oliver Plunkett pray for us.
The PARISH OFFICE will re-open on Monday 13th July
The collection for the ST VINCENT DE PAUL will take place next weekend 18th/ 19thJuly, 2015.
Please give as generously as you can
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
7th -12th September.
Intending pilgrims should contact the pilgrimage office tel: 01-808-7555.
People who wish to enrol as Associate Members may do so through Margaret Campbell at the shop.
All donations go to assist sick pilgrims who may need some help with the fare
REST IN PEACE
July 2015 - Masses will be celebrated for the following during the coming week
John & Margaret Connor
Dr Patrick & Elizabeth O’Leary
Henry Joseph Comerford
Thomas & Hannah Windsor
Deceased members of the Rodgers & Kane Families
Jim McCarthy (Recently deceased)
Noelle & Paddy Sheehy
Thomas & Mary Pim
John & Phyllis Devlin
7pm Brede Finlay (Recently deceased)
Patrick, Catherine, Annie, Pierce Redmond
George & Elizabeth Fields
7pm Special Intention
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE.
2nd to 9th Sept, cost €689;
Valerie Somers 01-2985485 or 087-9908840;
Priest: Fr. John Killeen
WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA DUBLIN DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2015
FATIMA 9th – 16th Sept 2015
Our lady is inviting you to visit Fatima and now is the time to accept her invitation
Fare €765 fully inclusive of all taxes –
Single supplement €175. Deposit €200
Dick O’Hanrahan, 01-280-5796
See notice boards for more details