Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Gorey

including St. Kevin's Church, Tara Hill

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Thought for the Day:

Knowledge on Abortion briefing shows only 1 in 20 Irish people know incidence of abortion in England and Wales.

A recent survey on ‘Knowledge about Abortion’ has revealed that there is great ignorance as to the effects of abortion in England and Wales. The Amárach Research Briefing, released on Wednesday, asked 998 adults to estimate what proportion of pregnancies in England and Wales end in abortion. Respondents had to pick between 1 in 50, 1 in 35, 1 in 25, 1 in 10, 1 in 5 and ‘Do not know’.

The largest number (24 per cent) responded ‘Do not know’. Amongst the others, 21 per cent said 1 in 25 and 20 per cent said 1 in 50. The lowest percentage, 6 per cent, answered 1 in 5, which is the correct answer. “Only 1 in 20 Irish people know the actual incidence of abortion in England & Wales,” noted the briefing.

The second question related to the percentage of unborn babies that are aborted when a diagnosis of Down Syndrome is made. Asked “If you were to estimate, what percentage of pregnancies involving an unborn baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome would you say are aborted in England and Wales?”, 22 per cent thought that 20 per cent (one in five) ended in abortion, 20 per cent thought that 35 per cent of such pregnancies were aborted, 18 per cent said 60 per cent, and just 10 per cent of the respondents answered correctly that 90 per cent of pregnancies involving Down Syndrome are aborted. Again, the largest number of respondents, 31 per cent, answered ‘Don’t know’ to the question.“ Only 1 in 10 Irish people know the actual incidence of abortion in England and Wales in cases involving Down Syndrome,” said the Amárach briefing.

The Amárach survey was part of a monthly online omnibus poll of 1,000 adults aged 16 and over conducted in May 2017. Only the responses of those aged over 18 were considered for the ‘Knowledge about Abortion’ briefing which showed that Irish women and young people are more likely to underestimate the incidence of abortion in England and Wales than older people, though the latter significantly underestimate it as well.

Commenting on the research findings, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign (PLC) said it was extraordinary how “little time is devoted in the debate to what legalised abortion has led to in other countries”.

Mass at St. Michael's

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Daily Mass: 7:30 am and 10:00 am.
No 7:30 am Mass on Saturdays

Saturday Vigil: 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 noon

Holydays: 7:30 am, 10:00 am, 1:05 pm, and 7:30 pm

Swieta Msza w jezyku polskim (Mass in Polish): Niedziela (Sunday) 4:00 pm.

Mass at St Kevin's

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Sunday: 10:30 am

Thursday: 10:00 am

Mass live on the internet.

All Masses on Saturday evenings (the vigil Masses for Sunday) and all Sunday Masses are broadcast live on the internet.

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Readings for Mass

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At St. Michael's Church

Saturday after 10am mass, and at 12 noon

Thursday before First Friday at 7pm

There are no confessions at St. Kevin's Church

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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St. Michael’s Church, in the Adoration Chapel

  • Monday 1.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday 1.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 10.30am - 6.00pm
  • Thursday 1.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Friday 1.00pm - 6.00pm

St Kevin's Church, Tara Hill

  • every Wednesday from 4pm - 7pm.

Junior Folk Group

Our Junior Folk Group rehearses each Tuesday at St. Joseph's School from 6:45pm to 7:30pm.

All singers aged 8 years or more are welcome.

Contact Jacqueline at 085 702889.

Youth Group: Play, Pray, Pizza

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Our Youth Group meets in the gym at St. Joseph's School each Wednesday during school from 7:00 to 8:40pm.

Contact Catherine Murphy at 087 906 7163.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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The Gorey Conference of the SVP is very active in several ministries.
Your help is welcome.

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Will you lend a helping hand?

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Will you join with us?
There is always a need for volunteers to serve as adult collectors, lectors, etc.

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The Pope's Prayer Intentions

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November 2017. Christians in Asia:
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

December 2017. The Elderly:
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Read a reflection on the Pope's intenetions