Oristown, Kells

Co. Meath




I would like to apologise to those parishioners who have been unable to watch Mass being streamed since Thursday last.This was entirely outside my control and was due to serious errors for which Eir were totally responsible.I have had to engage with the CEO of Eir on numerous occasions during the past six days in order to achieve a resumption of service.Hopefully, we will not experience any further problems going forward.

Fr. John

17th February 2021


Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Navan Deanery of Parishes
beginning Friday 5th February

All Parishes in the Navan Deanery are invited to take part in the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help which will be livestreamed from St. Mary’s Church, Navan, on Friday evenings at 7:30pm on www.navanparish.ie/livestream

Feb 5th Navan
Feb 12th Bohermeen
Feb 19th Kentstown/Beauparc
Feb 26th Kilmessan
Mar 5th Johnstown
Mar 12th Castletown-Kilpatrick
Mar 19th Oristown
Mar 26th Skryne

Petitions can be left in St. Mary’s Church (open 2pm to 7pm), or posted to the Parish Office, St. Mary’s Presbytery, The Fairgreen, Navan, or emailed to office@navanparish.ie
Candles can be purchased from Navan Parish Shop to be placed at the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Novena Hymns and Prayers can be downloaded from www.navanparish.ie or collected from the parish churches.


Recent meeting with Bishop Deenihan to discuss parish restructuring.

On Tues 26th Jan the priests of the parishes of the Navan Deanery had a Zoom meeting with Bishop Deenihan to discuss future parish development.  Creativity and flexibility will be needed, in consultation with parishioners, to reshape parish and diocesan structures to best serve the pastoral needs of our communities, taking into account the reducing Mass-going population and the reducing number of priests.  The possibility of amalgamating parishes, along with other measures to renew our parishes as centres of evangelisation and faith formation, will pose both challenges and opportunities.  “The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 28).


Due to the re- introduction of restrictions Mass will be celebrated online every Sunday at 10am and from Tuesday to Friday also at 10am. You can join us by clicking on the link on this page.



Due to the intermittent  suspension of Masses, you will I'm sure appreciate that contributions to the Church have greatly decreased.

Perhaps you might consider making a donation through our Oristown Parish Website. You can select Donate at top of page which will take you to where the Parish Bank Details are listed.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated.


Mass will be live streamed on MCN Media at the follwing link: 




St Catherine's Church,

The present church in Oristown was opened and dedicated 15 November 1970 by Most Rev. John McCormack.

Times of Mass

Sundays and Holydays

St Catherine's Church
Sunday 10.00am

St John The Baptist Church,
Saturday 7.00 pm.        Sunday 11.30am

Weekday Masses

Times of weekday Masses are published in the weekly
Parish Newsletter/Bulletin

Upcoming events







St John The Baptist Church, Kilberry

Kilberry Church was built in 1839. It replaced an earlier L-shaped chapel, which appears on Larkin’s map in 1812. The 1839 church was a cruciform in shape with galleries on each of the side aisle

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