serving Catholic families and the community of Navan

Welcome to Navan Parish!

church_and_house_oct_2015Welcome to our parish webpages. We hope that you can explore and join in aspects of the life of Navan parish not just by following us online but by accepting our invitation to join us to celebrate “The Lord’s Day” every week!

We are providing you with times for Mass and confessions in St Mary’s Church and in St Oliver’s Church. Our parish Facebook page might also be of help to you in discovering various items of news through the week. You might also like to follow us on Twitter.

While we are glad that you have joined us online, we would love to hear from you if you are able to help us in building up the parish community.

Every generation brings a different medium for Christian communities to express their faith. The joy of the Gospel has been shared since Pentecost through words, actions, music, art, architecture, pilgrimage, stained-glass, metal-work and silent meditation. Some of these treasures are admired by tourists, scholars and visitors to the monastic sites, the libraries and museums of Ireland.

A modern way of connecting with the expression of faith has become apparent through our online broadcast of daily Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Every day the residents in the Nursing Homes of the parish join us for the Mass which is broadcast from St Mary’s at 10:00am.

The priest on duty celebrates the weekday Mass in St Oliver’s church and provides pastoral care to patients and staff in Our Lady’s Hospital.

Please contact us by phone or by email if we can be of any help to you.

Beannachtaí oraibh uile!

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Blessings to all parishioners as we celebrate the feast of St Francis de Sales - the patron saint of journalists and writers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Canon Paul Houston (rector of Castleknock parish) is pictured with Rev Eileen Armstrong, Fr Declan Hurley Adm & Canon John Clarke after last night's Service of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Gracious God,
where people go astray, redirect them;
where they fail to proclaim your Gospel, reform them;
where they witness to what is right, strengthen them;
where they are in need, provide for them;
and where they are divided, reunite them.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer
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Fr Declan recently welcomed Rita Keleghan and her son Peter to St Mary's as they came to explore the records of our parish.
This short video allows us to join them at the baptismal font where they revisit the care of a midwife and Rita's parents in 1926 and the parish support offered to Rita over the years. #SharingFaith "The worst ink is better than the best memory."
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BLESSING OF OUR HOMES ON EPIPHANY
As we move on from the Christmas celebrations, we invite the Christ child to be with us throughout this unfolding year. There is a tradition of inviting our Lord Jesus Christ to stay with us by blessing our homes on the 6th January with chalk blessed at Mass this day. The home blessing can be done as follows:
Use the blessed chalk to write
20+C+M+B+17 above the door:
2017 for the Year of the Lord (Anno Domini) 2017A.D. C, M, B for the 3 Wise Men – Casper, Melchior, and Balthasar – also the initials for “Christus Mansionem Benedicat,” Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.”

As you are writing, pray the following prayer:
Lord God of heaven and earth, you
revealed your only-begotten Son to
every nation by the guidance of a star.
Bless this house and all who inhabit it.
Fill us with the light of Christ, that our
love for others may reflect your love for us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
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