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"Mary sustains our journey toward Christmas, for she teaches us how to live this Advent Season in expectation of the Lord. For
this time of Advent is a time of waiting for the Lord, who will visit us all on the feast, but also, each one, in our own hearts.
The Lord is coming! Let us wait for him!"
Pope Francis, Angelus Message, 8th December 2013
Celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of St. Mary's Church:
Vigil of Adoration:
St. Mary's Rock Gospel Group thanks everybody for their support and appreciation but due to alternative commitments, the present group must come to an end. It is hoped to form a new group for September. Anybody interested in singing or playing an instrument, please contact 086-8584063. (for full text of the choir's message click here).
WORLD YOUTH DAY - RIO DE JANEIRO
Follow Pope Francis on his apostolic journey to Brazil for his encounter with young people:
These young people are from every continent, they speak many languages, they bring with them different cultures, and yet they also find in Christ the answer to their highest aspirations, held in common, and they can satisfy the hunger for a pure truth and an authentic love which binds them together in spite of differences.
Christ offers them space, knowing that there is no force more powerful than the one released from the hearts of young people when they have been conquered by the experience of friendship with him. Christ has confidence in young people and entrusts them with the very future of his mission, "Go and make disciples".
Unveiling of the new memorial to the International Eucharistic Congress in St. Mary's Church available here >>
It is by believing with the heart that you are justified, and by making the declaration with your lips that you are saved.
MAY THE YEAR OF FAITH LEAD ALL BELIEVERS TO LEARN BY HEART THE CREED AND TO SAY IT EVERY DAY AS A PRAYER, SO THAT THE BREATHING AGREES WITH THE FAITH.
From the Pastoral Aid for the Year of Faith
The Profession of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.
Photographs from Navan Parish at the Eucharisic Congress available here >>
French television report from Navan Parish: KTO TV broadcast from Navan Parish as part of its report from the Congress available here >>
Prayer for the Church in Ireland
(Pope Benedict XVI)
God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation, the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal, the charity which purifies and opens our hearts to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.
Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.
Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide, inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal for the Church in Ireland.
May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs, and our firm purpose of amendment bear an abundant harvest of grace for the deepening of the faith in our families, parishes, schools and communities, for the spiritual progress of Irish society, and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace within the whole human family.
To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary, Queen of Ireland, our Mother, and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints, do we entrust ourselves, our children, and the needs of the Church in Ireland.
Click here to read Pastoral Letter from Pope Benedict XVI on the Vatican Website
Welcome to our parish website!
We are delighted that you have taken the time to visit Navanparish.ie. We hope this resource will be of help to you.
As a parish community we are always seeking new ways of reaching out to the people of our parish and beyond with the Good News of Christís love. So wherever you find yourself today, at work, at home, on the move, be assured that we are united with you in Christian friendship.
Donít forget that the Parish Team is always available if you wish to drop in or call!.
If you plan to visit Navan in the near future, you can find the times of Masses and other Ceremonies on this site.
Enjoy your visit to Navanparish.ie!
Parish Bulletin Page
(Bulletin is uploaded on Saturday evenings)
If you are interested in being a priest in the Diocese of Meath, please contact:
Fr. Mark English, Vocations Director,
Dunboyne, Co. Meath 01-8255342
or for more information, please visit:
Diocese of Meath website here >> or Polish Chaplaincy Website here >>
Small office accommodation available:
The parish has some office accomodation available for rental at keen community rates. For further information or to view this property, please contact The Parish Administrator at 046 9027518 or e.mail email@example.com
2010 - Message to Chilean miners
Thank you for your support of the message which was sent to the Parish Priest of the Parish in Chile where the San José mine is located. The full text of the message (in English and Spanish) can be viewed on the parish website here. Thanks to Estefanía Lago for her assistance with this project.
Click above for the full text of Pope Benedict's encyclical
"Charity in Truth"
ACCORD, the Catholic Marriage Care Service, is currently promoting its marriage preparation services with the theme 'Build your house on rock...not sand.' (Mt.7:24-27).
Click here to read more >>
Live Broadcast from St. Mary's Church.
On the 8th December 2007, our live broadcast from St. Mary's Church was launched by Most Rev. Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath. In June 2009, we have upgraded this to include multi-camera views during ceremonies and also a live stream from the Adoration Chapel.
Please click here or on the image above to see our live broadcast..
||Co-Ordination of Masses - a letter from Bishop Smith text here
(Tues 11 Aug)
||The logo for World Youth Day celebrations in Madrid has been unveiled details here.
(Wed 12 Aug)
March 2010 - to read
PASTORAL LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER
POPE BENEDICT XVI
TO THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND
please visit the Diocese of Meath website.