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FROM THE REGISTER:  

In a simple and moving ceremony, conducted by the Rev’d David Murphy,  the ashes of Helen Fryer were laid to rest in Ardee graveyard on Sunday 4th February. To her husband, Blaise and his family, we extend our sympathy  and our prayers.  

CHRISTIAN UNITY  

Thank you to all who attended the Christian Unity Service in Dunleer  Church on St Brigid’s Day, 1st February. This was the first time the service  was held in Dunleer and eighty-seven people attended. The collection of  over €300 was given to the Simon Community. Thank you to all who  provided the tea afterwards, it contributed to a worthwhile occasion.  

REMEMBRANCE AND SUICIDE SUPPORT  

On Sunday 10th March at 3 pm, in St Mary’s Church, Ardee, there will be a  service of support for those bereaved by suicide and remembrance of those  who have died. There will be no morning service in Ardee on that day. 

INSTITUTION 

The institution of the Rev Brian O’Reilly, as rector of Drogheda, Ardee and  Collon, and Kilsaran Union will take place at 7.30 pm on Friday 26th April,  in St Peter’s Church. Representatives of the Select Vestries will meet at 7.30  pm in the Blue School, St Peter’s Close, on Thursday 14th March to discuss  arrangements.  

CONFIRMATION 

Confirmation classes have begun, in preparation for the Service of  Confirmation which will take place in St Peter’s Church on Sunday 5th May  at 11:30 am. We have nine candidates: Lily, Megan, Henry, Peter,  Bethlehem, Nathan, Darragh, Charlie and Patrick. Please remember them in  your prayers.  

MUSIC FOR INSTITUTION AND CONFIRMATION

We hope to have two choir practices for this and for the institution of  the Rev Brian O’Reilly, in St Peter’s Church: the first one on Thursday  18th April, the second on Thursday 25th April, both at 7.30 pm.  

EASTER GENERAL VESTRY MEETINGS  

Tuesday 19th March 7.30pm -Kilsaran Union in the Sunday School cabin
Sunday 7th April 12:30pm – St Peter’s, Drogheda following Sunday service

LENT SERVICES

Wednesdays in Lent at 7.30 pm  

28th February Ardee  

6th March Dunany  

13th March Collon  

20th March Drumcar  

HOLY WEEK times are varied  

Monday 25th March HC with Passion Reading St Peter’s 10 am  Tuesday 26th March HC with Passion Reading St Peter’s 10 am  Wednesday 27th March HC with Passion Reading St Peter’s 10 am  Maundy  

Thursday 28th March HC with Maundy Symbols Collon 7.30 pm  Good Friday 29th March Way of the Cross, Drogheda TBC  Good Friday 29th March Evening Prayer, Castlebellingham 7.30 pm   

St. PETER’S NATIONAL SCHOOL  

St. Peter’s National School is now accepting applications for admission to  Junior Infants for the 2024/2025 school year. 

The Annual Admissions Notice and our Admissions policy has been  published on our website. 

To receive an admissions pack, please call 041-9839573 or email  office@stpetersnsdrogheda.com.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 29th February 2024. 

HOSPITAL VISITING  

Please let Joyce or David know if there are parishioners in hospital, nursing  home or housebound. 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS  

We give thanks for the appointment of our new rector. We keep him and his  family in our prayers as they prepare for the move to Louth.  We remember the people in war-torn countries and we pray for peace.  We remember all who are in ‘sorrow, need, sickness or any other  anxiety’.  

MUSIC at ST. PETER’S  

SATURDAY 2nd March – Irish Baroque Orchestra  

St Matthew Passion will be brought to life by the Irish Baroque  Orchestra and Chorus, under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan.  Pre Concert Talk at 7pm with concert start at 7.30pm  Further information and tickets can be purchased on line at  droghedaclassicalmusic.com 

Friday, 8th March in St. Peter & St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Dublin  Street, Balbriggan, K32 A 893 

St. George’s Brass Band are holding a concert in memory of Joe Sheils.  at 8.30pm. The band will be joined by the Balbriggan Gospel Choir.  There is no admission charge but donations to the Balbriggan Cancer  Support Group would be welcome.  

Clergy

Rev’d Canon Joyce Moore and Rev’d David Murphy
Rev’d Canon Joyce Moore and Rev’d David Murphy

Rev’d David Murphy

Tel: 087 6085780

Email: davidjdpmurphy@gmail.com

The Rev’d Canon Joyce Moore      

Tel: (041) 6851327/087 7468866

Dunleer, Co. Louth 

Email: am.drogheda@armagh.anglican.org

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