In Touch – March 2024
The Occasional Newsletter of Drogheda, Ardee and Kilsaran Unions of ParishesEstimated 5 min read
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.
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.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 29th February 2024.
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.
Rev’d David Murphy
Tel: 087 6085780
The Rev’d Canon Joyce Moore
Tel: (041) 6851327/087 7468866
Dunleer, Co. Louth
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