Notices

Counting the cost…

Counting the cost… Any wise person interested in starting his or her own business will, first of all, come up with a good business plan. They will sit down and, with their accountants and others, try to calculate the risks involved and make sure they have all their costings right. They will want to leave…


Latest News

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE. I am very glad that we are now going to reopen our parish churches for public worship. It has been lonely saying mass to an empty church! I missed you all.

I want to mention a number of important things related to the reopening and then some news about the rescheduling of…


Confirmation

I am glad to announce that we have rescheduled the dates for confirmation. I know that the students had done a great deal in preparation and that they will be glad that they will be confirmed in August. The confirmands will be confirmed in each of their school areas instead of all together.  The new…


Parish Priest

Fr. Terence McGovern


Hacketstown Parish Data Privacy Notice

Hacketstown Parish Data Privacy Notice

The document provides a policy statement regarding the data protection obligations of our Parish, thus ensuring that we comply to Data Protection Regulations within Irish Legislation. This policy applies to all personal data collected and stored in the course of its’ activities.

What is Personal Data?

Personal Data relates to a…


Sacramental Certificates

Procedure for requesting sacramental certificates. All persons requesting sacramental certificates will have to produce photo ID and complete Form 001-1. This is required under GDPR regulations.


First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion has been rescheduled for all the schools I am glad that we are able to proceed with this as I know that the children have been looking forward to it so much. The schedule is as follows: Knockananna Saturday 8th August at 11.00am in Knockananna Church; Rathcoyle School Sunday the 9th August…


If I Had My Life To Live Over

The following was written by the late Erma Bombeck after she found out she had a fatal disease.

If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained
and the…


No claim on God

Our faith is the heart of the matter when it comes to our salvation. None of us, whatever our background, has any claim on God. Good is the sovereign master. In today’s liturgy, we are presented with two individuals, both foreigners, but were justified on account of their faith. What wins God’s approval is surrender…