St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil: 7.30pm
Sunday: 9.00am  & 12.00noon
Weekdays: Mon, Wed & Friday 10.00am
Tuesday and Thursday: 7.30pm

Holy Days: 7.30pm (vigil), 9.00am & 7.30pm.

about St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick

St. Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo

Mass Times

Sunday: 10.30am
First Friday: 8.00pm.

Holy Days: 10.30am

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World Meeting of Families 2018 Dublin

ONE YEAR TO GO  Aug 2017  “​Today we begin a programme of catechesis that will lead us to the World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin beginning this day next year.  However, what we begin today must really be something more.  It is not a twelve-month programme, which will end in twelve months time.  It is a call to renew the Church so that it can enter into a new future: a future in which our Church will attract more and more people to Jesus through the way in which try – however imperfectly – to realize that love of God in the way we live.  The family is one of the primary places where the encounter with the love of God and day to day life takes place.  God’s love reaches out to all.  We have an obligation to preach the Gospel of love to all.   There is no family that is ideal.  Plates fly in every family.  There are however great families who struggle, at times heroically.  The celebration of a World Meeting of Families would be hypocritical were it to be a celebration that ignored this struggle.  A civilization of love must involve the search for a new politics for families, a politics of care for the marginalised and those who struggle.​”   (Archbishop D. Martin, Knock Shrine, Mon Aug 21)