Notices

Cathedral Draw

The first draw of the Diocesan Draw 2020/2021 was postponed due to the Covid – 19 Pandemic. The draw will now run from September 2020 to August 2021.

The first draw of Year Six will be held on Wednesday 30th September. Do please consider joining.

Join the Draw, €10 per month, at Reddy’s Gift Shop,…


Confirmation

Thomastown Confirmation 2020 will take place in this Parish on Saturday 29th August. Due to the circumstances in which we celebrate the Sacraments these days, we are subject to Public Health advice, so we will have three ceremonies, at 10.30am, 12.15, and 2pm. The young people have been given their time for the Sacrament, and,…


First Communions

First Communions will follow shortly after Confirmation, for last year’s second class, over two days, with two Masses each day. On Saturday 26th September the boys of Mrs. Moore’s class of last year will have Mass at 10am, with the girls following at 12pm. Ms. Tyrrell’s class of last year will follow on Saturday 3rd…


The Roadmap for reopening Society and Business

The Government introduced a number of measures on 18th August to stop the spread of Covid-19. Regarding Religious Services in places of worship (including funerals), things remain unchanged (i.e. pods of up to 50 with social distancing, etc., except for Counties Laois, Offaly and Kildare where the number is 25 at present. The limit of…


Feeling Alone?

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are
available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling…


MEMORIAL – ST. MARTHA 29th July 2020

Martha was born of noble and wealthy parents, but she is still more illustrious for the hospitality she gave to Christ our Lord. After His Ascension into heaven, she was seized by the Jews, together with her brother and sister, Marcella her handmaid, and Maximin, one of the seventy two disciples of our Lord, who…


MEMORIAL – ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, PRIEST 31st JULY 2020

Ignatius, by nation a Spaniard, was born of a noble family at Loyola, in Cantabria. At first he attended the court of the Catholic king, and later on embraced a military career. Having been wounded at the siege of Pampeluna, he chanced in his illness to read some pious books, which kindled in…


Cemetery Mass

The Cemetery Mass traditionally takes place at St. Mary’s Cemetery on the Friday of the August Bank Holiday. With the threat of the Corona virus it will not be held this year. Fr. Dan will bless the graves on Friday. Let’s remember all laid to rest there, and especially those whose mortal remains…


Confirmation 2020:

Several Parishes throughout the Diocese – and Country – hadn’t had the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation before the nation shut down in midMarch. With the next phase of easing restrictions coming August 10th Bishop Farrell has invited those Parishes, including Thomastown to plan the celebration of the Sacrament from mid August onwards.…


YOUTH2000.IE

Youth 2000 Summer E-Festival will be held 14th to 16th August. Register free at www.youth2000.ie.

GOSPEL Matthew 13:1-23 A sower went out to sow. Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got…