GALLOON PARISH 
BULLETIN 2016

  Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday Parish of Galloon 23rd April 2017  
  Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 028 677 38229
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
Rejoice: The disciples in today’s Gospel must have been so excited to tell Thomas their news: “We have seen the Lord”. Sometimes, when we try to share something of our faith experience with others, we can meet similar responses – doubting, cynicism – we can even be made fun of. The Risen Jesus bears the wounds of his suffering and even invites Thomas to touch them, to get in touch with the reality of his suffering. The disciples has been locked away, afraid, closed off from the world. When Jesus is present with them their hearts are opened again, they rejoice. The Risen Jesus in today’s Gospel moves the disciples from total fear and despair to rejoicing. The same Risen Jesus is active in all our lives and in the world around us. “Life will always prevail, through all the layers of death in which we try to contain it” Margaret Silf

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 23/4: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitpatrick 30/4: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr
Weekday Morning Mass: Thursday and Friday at 10am (No Mass on Wednesday am)
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Sunday Reader: 23/4 Stacey Donegan  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 22/4Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 23/4Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Sat 29/4Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 30/4Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 22/4Dolly Wilson Month’s Mind
Willie Conlan, Landbrock and deceased family members
Deceased of O’Brien family, Gortgommon and Jim Wilson
Sun 23/4People of the Parish
Sat 29/4Tommie Donegan, Lettergreen and Áine & Jamie (grandchildren)
Sun 30/4John Paul II Award Participant Mass

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. No Mass on Monday night or Tuesday morning due to Priest’s Forum. The Rest of week as arranged day by day.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 23/4Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 30/4Ann McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 23/4Sean McElgunn, Kilturk and Joe Smyth and deceased family, Greaghcashel
Sun 30/4Months Mind for Michael Maguire, also John, MaryAnn & Tony Maguire Alex / Rise
Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm

Collection for week-end 16th April£Total With Thanks
Weekly Envelopes £1229.60€112.40£1524.70
Loose Change295.10152.20€264.60

Trocaire: Proceeds from your collection boxes are now due. Please change coins into notes where possible and use your Trociare envelope from your new box of envelopes

Pope JohnPaul II Award participants who recently collected for Clogher don Oige Lourdes Pilgrimage wish to thank all the people of the Parish for their generosity and encouragement. Their collection from both Churches amounted to £403.31 an €76.90.  
There will be a meeting for all participants of JohnPaul II Award on Saturday 29th April at 11am

Clogher Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock takes place Sunday 30th April. 
Bus times: Newtown Parish Hall @ 9am, Donagh/Moorlough bus stop @ 9.10am, Bank of Ireland, Lisnaskea @ 9.20am. To book ring Rosaleen 07437977576 or 677 23302

Newtownbutler Ladies would like to thank all those who supported their cake sale – it raised £300!

Accord Catholic marriage Care service needs Counsellors and facilitators in your area. Training and support is provided. If you would like to be considered for this please contact accordekn@btconnect.com or accord.monaghan@eircom.net

St Eugene’s College, Roslea will be amalgamating with St Comhghall’s College in September 2017 to form the new St Kevin’s College. A Thanksgiving Mass for the contribution of St Eugene’s College to the local community will take place in St Tierney’s Church, Roslea on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 6.30pm. This will be followed by a social evening in St Eugene’s.

The Alliance of the Two Hearts is an apostolate working to promote the sanctification of familly life through Confession, Adoration, Rosary and Eucharist. Family Healing Retreat will be lead by Fr Arellano,( Spiritual Director). The theme is “The Appeal of our Lady of Fatima for prayer and Reparation” and will be held in Hilton Hotel Belfast on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April. For further information 07917056350 or 028 87767451

Darkness into Light 2017: we are again hosting “Darkness into Light” in Lisnaskea this year It will be held on Saturday 6th May at Castle Park Centre, Lisnaskea. You can register for the event and get your T-shirt at Newtownbutler Community Centre on Wednesday 26th April 7:00 – 8:00pm or call into the Oak Healthy Living Centre at any time or telephone us of 02867723843. Check us out on Facebook: Darknessintolightlisnaskea.
FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT – BRING THE FAMILY TO CHURCH!
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Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection Parish of Galloon 16th April 2017 Parish Priest : Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm Telephone 028677 37935.
Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com Website: www.galloonparish.com
                                Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
Today’s Gospel reading may be the original account of the Resurrection because it is the most simple. Mary Magdalene visits the tomb of Jesus out of devotion to him. Finding it empty, she runs to Peter and the “beloved disciple”. She is apostala apostolorum, the one sent to those who were sent to proclaim the good news. The three run back. John gets there first, but gives way to Peter, out of respect for his seniority. The reference to the burial cloths discredits the story that the body had been stolen. This text repeats the Fourth Gospel’s preference for faith rather than signs as a reason for following Jesus

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 16/4: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey 23/4: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitpatrick
Weekday Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Sunday Reader: 23/4 Jane McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 15/4Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 16/4Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Sat 22/4Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 23/4Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 16/4First Anniversary Mass for Tina Melarkey, Clones Road
Month’s Mind for Jim McCaffrey, Kevenagh
Sat 22/4Dolly Wilson Month’s Mind
Willie Conlan, Landbrock and deceased family members
Deceased of O’Brien family, Gortgommon and Jim Wilson
Sun 23/4People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 16/4Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan  
Sun 23/4Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 16/4William and Damien Seaman, Drumgallan
Mon 17/4Phil and Marie Mulligan, Ballyhullagh
Sun 23/4Sean McElgunn, Kilturk and Joe Smyth and deceased family Greaghcashel

Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 9th April£Total With Thanks
Weekly Envelopes 1129.50149.20£1399.80
Loose change270.30127.70€276.90

Recently Deceased: We pray for the soul of Gerry West, Redhills. May he rest in peace  

St Vincent De Paul collection will be taken up this weekend by St Joseph’s Young Priest Society
NTB First Fermanaghs will take up an Irish Language collection at all Masses next weekend.
St Pat’s Ladies will hold an Easter cake sale in Millennium Hall Donagh after 10am Mass
Thursday Club next week 20th April in Mulligan’s Lounge. New members always welcome
Fundraising For Claire: Claire Graham (38) was diagnosed last year with triple-negative breast cancer. Just 3 months later their son Harley (2) was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the eye called retinoblastoma. Harley had a sucessful operation to remove his eye,but Clarie learnt that her cancer had spread to her brain and she has a malignant tumour. The cancer has also returned to her breast. The family hope to raise £85.000 for her to be put on Pembrolizumab, which is available in the UK but not licenced here. A fundraising night will be held in Mulligans Lounge on 29th April. You can donate on the night or donate online to https//www.just giving.com/crowdfunding/helping clairegraham
Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in St. Macartan's Cathedral on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm. The celebration will consist of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, benediction; recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet,the Rosary, veneration of the Divine Mercy image and a relic of St. Faustina. A number of priests will be available for individual confession. Our Lord said to St. Faustina "I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in my Mercy". Everyone welcome.
Book Launch: “The Lamb will Conquer: Reflections on the Knock Apparition” by Fr Nigel Woollen (curate of Knock) on Saturday 22nd April at 2.30pm in knock shrine bookshop. Ordination of a Deacon: one of our Diocesan seminarians, Sean Mulligan from the Parish of Tydavnet will be ordained a Deacon on Tuesday 18th April in Rome. Being ordained to the order of the Diaconate is the stage immediately before ordination to Priesthood. We are all asked to include Sean in our prayers in the days and year ahead.
YOUNG PEOPLE – THE BIG APRIL ASK!! Pope Francis has called a worldwide meeting to discuss Youth, Faith and Life choices. In preparation for the first gathering (October 2018) he wants to hear views of young Catholics, aged 16 – 29 old. In Ireland you can click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/bigaprilask or go to www.clogherdiocese.ie homepage and take 2 minutes to complete the short survey before the end of April.  

Many thanks to all of you who made our Easter celebrations so special – the Choir, those who read the Liturgy/s, the Eucharistic Ministers, the altar servers, the ladies who cleaned the chapel. Wishing each and every one of you a very happy Easter. “Easter shows us that at the end of each hardship, each struggle and each difficulty is a promise of hope and a better tomorrow.Better things will come and we must never give up and lose hope. This Easter, let us continue hoping and praying for a better tomorrow”

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Palm Sunday 9th April Galloon Parish  
  Parish Priest: Rev Michael King 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Open Mon – Thurs mornings
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Today we read Matthew’s account of the death of Jesus; yes it is the long Gospel but we should not miss out on the journey that spending time with this account offers. Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week – the most important time in the Church’s calendar. We begin with a procession of palms which are blessed to commemorate Christ’s triumphant arrival into Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of the Passover when great crowds lined the street waving palm branches and placing them in his path. We progress then to the reading of our Lord’s Passion. Palms blessed at all Masses. Donagh please assemble in the Community Centre at 9.45 for blessing of palms and proceed to the Church for Mass at 10am.Newtownbutler Please assemble in the school-yard at 11.15am for blessing of palms before procession to the Church for Mass at 11.30 am (weather permitting)
HOLY THURSDAY or Maundy Thursday: Lent ends at sunset today when the EASTER TRIDUUM (meaning 3 days) begins as we commemorate Christ’s journey through death, burial and resurrection to new life. These are three of the holiest days in the Catholic calendar. On Holy Thursday the priests of each diocese gather with their Bishop to consecrate holy oils, which are used throughout the year for sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and anointing of the sick. This ancient practice, which goes back to the 5th century is known as the Chrism Mass. There will be no Chrism Mass in Monaghan this year as we do not have a Bishop appointed yet
Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. The Mass of the Last Supper is celebrated after sundown. The Liturgy of the Mass recalls the Passover/Last Supper which includes the washing of feet. The Mass ends with the removal of the Body of Christ from the tabernacle to another part of the Church. After this procession the altar is stripped bare and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place until 11pm. This is an opportunity to watch and wait with Jesus as he asked his disciples to do at Gethsemane

GOOD FRIDAY A day of Fast and abstinence – Catholics aged between 18 – 60 fast today and abstain from meat. Good Friday commemorates the passion and death of our lord Jesus Christ on the cross. At three o’clock (the traditional hour of Christ’s death) we celebrate the Lord’s passion. We listen to John’s gospel account of the Passion before the ten solemn intercessions are made. The next part of the liturgy is the veneration of the cross followed by Holy Communion.  

HOLY SATURDAY: The Easter Vigil takes place tonight as we honour the resurrection of Jesus (it is the day when Christ’s body lay in his tomb). The Easter Vigil is the high light of our Church’s year and is not an optional extra. Mass is not celebrated during daylight hours today. We will gather outside the Church at 8pm for the lighting of the new Easter Candle from the Paschal fire to remind us that Jesus is our light in the darkness. The Priest and the Mass servers lead the way into the darkened Church followed by those participating in the Easter Liturgy. Tonight we renew our Baptismal promises. Blessed Easter Water will be available at the front door of the Church.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 9/4: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr. 16/4: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 8/4Shannon Courtney, Jane McDermott
Sun 9/4Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Thurs 13/4 Raymond McGloin, Claire Wilson
Fri 14/4Bernie Parker, Carmel Masterson
Sat 15/4Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 16/4Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Anniversary Masses
Sat 8/4Ryan & Bernie Parker, Mullynagowan, John & Kathleen Parker L’Boy Park.
Seamus Quaile, Derryanna and Willie Quaile, Lurganboy Pk.
  Darragh Swift, John & Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Ballywillin, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Railway Court.
Sun 9/4The people of the Parish
Sun 16/4Month’s Mind for Jim McCaffrey, Kevenagh

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 9/4Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 16/4Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan  
Anniversary Masses
Sun 9/4Joan Foster, Cormonlea

Recently Deceased: We pray for the souls of Mickey Maguire, Donagh and Paul McKiernan, Drumbroughas West. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their family and friends

Collection for Weekend 2nd April: The Parish Priest thanks you for your offerings. Also Weekly Envelopes £121.50 an €38.30. Loose change: £272.50 and €101.30

Mission Appeal: Fr Liam Dunne has written to thank everyone for their hospitality and to convey his deep gratitude for such a generous response to his recent collection. The result of which came to £1131 (Letter displayed on board beside the office).
Faith and Light wish to thank everyone for their generosity at the Church Gate collections last weekend. They are delighted to have raised £491.54 and €115.25. Faith and Light are having a “Washing of Feet” ceremony in Holy Cross Church on Holy Thursday at 5pm. All welcome
Good Friday National Holy Face Public Prayer Vigil – held on the Diamond, Monaghan at 11.45am – 1pm. This vigil is in reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus for the nation of Ireland. Pope Francis has asked that we “return to the Face of Christ “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven” Matt 10.32

HOLY WEEK IN GALLOON PARISH

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER

PALM SUNDAY 9/4Blessing of Palms and Procession at 11.15ambefore Mass at 11.30am
Wednesday 12/4Mass at 10am

HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament afterMass and until 11pm

GOOD FRIDAY 12 Noon: Stations of the Cross
3pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Veneration of the Cross
Communion

HOLY SATURDAY Lighting of Paschal candle outside Church
Easter Vigil at 8pm
Renewal of Baptismal vows

EASTER SUNDAYMass at 11.30am

Confessions for EasterAfter Ceremonies on Holy Thursday and GoodFriday and on Saturday between 12 – 1pm
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
PALM SUNDAY Blessing of Palms and procession at 9.45 
Mass at 10am 
MondayEvening Mass at 7pm
Tuesday As arranged day before
EASTER SUNDAYMass at 10am
Confessions for EasterBefore and after 7pm Mass on Monday

Penitential Service and Confession in St Tierney’s Roslea on Sunday 9/4 at 3pm,in Sacred Heart, Clones at 5pm and in Holy Cross, Lisnaskea on Tuesday at 7.30pm
Trócaire proceeds from your collection boxes are soon due. Please put contents into notes as far as is possible and use envelope mark Trócaire from your new box of envelopes


We invite you to be with us as we celebrate Holy week in our Parish
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Fifth Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 2nd April 2017 Parish Priest : Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
  Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm Telephone 028677 37935.  
 Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com Website: www.galloonparish.com  
  Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
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ive in Hope: In today’s Gospel Jesus is surrounded by a culture of death. The disciples are afraid to go back to Bethany, the Jews want to stone Jesus to death, Mary and Martha are distraught over the death of their brother Lazarus and Lazarus himself lies bound in the darkness of the tomb. It appears as if there is no hope. Jesus weeps for his friend and for those around him. Yet surrounded by a culture of violence and despair, Jesus gives hope, compassion and resurrection to those in turmoil. It is easy to say that nothing can be done when we are faced with difficult situations in our own lives. “Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness. It is trust in tomorrow, it is falling asleep and waking to work when the sun rises…..as long as there is hope, there will also be prayer. And God will be holding you in his loving hands”. (Henri Nouwen)

Friday 7TH April is First Friday and we honour the Sacred Heart: Mass in St Mary’s on Friday at 9.30am and in Donagh at 7pm. Confessions for First Friday: Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7 - 8pm, Sat 12 – 1pm and in Donagh before Friday’s 7pm Mass
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound this week: 
Wednesday: Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Cornavray, Derryanny. Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street Kilready. Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Bohora.
Month of April: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: Frank Fitzpatrick, Richie McPhilips, JohnJames Caughey
11.30am Mass: John Erwin, Gerald Nicholl, Joe Mohan, John Prunty
Ladies to help clean the Church: Kay Wilson, Valerie Lynch, Rosaleen Lynch, Martha Mohan
Palm Sunday 9th April: Donagh please assemble in the Community Centre at 9.45 for blessing of palms and proceed to the Church for Mass at 10am.Newtownbutler Please assemble in the school at 11.15am for blessing of palms before procession to the Church for Mass at 11.30 am.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
ALTAR SERVERS 2/4: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick 9/4: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday at 10am. Friday at 9.30am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 1/4Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 2/4Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 8/4Shannon Courtney, Jane McDermott
Sun 9/4Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sunday Readers 9/4: JohnPaul 11 Participants
Anniversary Masses
Sat 1/4John & Mary Brady and deceased family members, Derryginnedy
James & Catherine Donegan, Lettergreen and deceased family members
Patsy and Mary Glancy, Camphill Park
Sun 2/4Months Mind for Betty Wilson, Clones Road
Thurs 6/4Mary Conlon Lurganboy Park
Sat 8/4Ryan & Bernie Parker, Mullynagowan, John & Kathleen Parker L’boy Park.
Sheamus Quaile, Derryanna and Willie Quaile, Lurganboy Park.
Darragh Swift, John & Kathleen Fitzpatrick,Ballywillin 
& Kevin Fitzpatrick, Railway Court.
Sun 9/4The People of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week arranged day to day.Eucharistic Ministers:  
Sun 2/4Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Sun 9/4Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Anniversary Masses
Sun 2/4James and Anna Connolly, Drumlone and Noelle Mohan
Fri 7/4Richard Crudden, Kilnacran
Sun 9/4Joan Foster, Cormonlea

Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 26th March£Many thanks 
Weekly Envelopes 1112.6076.10£1348.50
Loose Change235.9038.20€114.30
Direct Debits for month of March68260Thank you for your generosity

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet after 7pm Mass on Monday 3rd April. Everyone welcome
Donagh P.T.A.A meeting Tuesday 4th April at 8pm
Cassandra Hand Centre presents an evening of drama on Friday 7 April in the Canal Stores @ 7pm. Main course sit down meal followed by a dramatic portrayal of a” Famine Family “. Tickets €20 for food and drama. €10 for drama only. Booking essential – phone 00353 4752125

The new boxes of envelopes have been distributed. Many thanks to those parishioners who deliver envelopes every year for us. If you have not received your box of envelopes please let Parish Office/ Fr King know. Also there are envelopes at the back of the church for collection – please collect yours if you havent received them yet 

The Preachers Dilemma: Last Sunday we celebrated Mothers Day and one parish priest decided he would preach about the glories of motherhood. Having delivered what he considered was an eloquent homily for the occasion the priest was confronted at the door of the church after Mass by a very irate woman who was obviously also a mother:”Father, I wish I knew as little about being a mother as you do!” Irish Catholic 30/3
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Fourth Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 26TH March 2017 Parish Priest : Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
  Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm Telephone 028677 37935.  
 Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com Website: www.galloonparish.com  
  Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
We are not blind surely? In today’s Gospel we find two attitudes, that of co-operation and that of rejection. The blind man allowed Christ to touch his eyes with the clay and spittle. He also followed Christ’s instruction to wash in the pool of Siloe. From the Pharisees there was nothing but rejection. They refused to believe the blind man’s account of the incident. Nor would they accept the version given them by the blind man’s parents. One is reminded of the truism: There are none as blind as those who are determined not to see”. All of us are given the opportunity to accept or reject the gift of faith, grace, and God’s friendship.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 26/3: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey 2/4: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 25/3Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 26/3Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Sat 1/4Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 2/4Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 25/3Months Mind for Margaret Boyle
Peggy and Tommy McCaffrey, Gortgarvan
Gerry Graham and deceased family members
Sun 26/31st Anniversary Mass for Johnny Maguire, Kilgarret  
Sat 1/4John & Mary Brady and deceased family members, Derryginnedy
James & Catherine Donegan, Lettergreen and deceased family members
Patsy and Mary Glancy, Camphill Park
Sun 2/4Months Mind for Betty Wilson, Clones Road
A Missionary Priest will speak at all Masses on 25th & 26th 

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day.  
Eucharistic Ministers:  
Sun 26/3Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 2/4Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 26/3James and Kathleen Green, Cloughagaddy
Eddie and Margaret McHugh and deceased family members, Kilturk
Deceased family members of the McDonald family, Rockfield
Sun 2/4Noelle Mohan
James and Anna Connolly, Drumlone

Summer Time begins this weekend when the clocks go forward one hour on Saturday night. Please remember that Sunday morning Masses will be at the new time.

Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm

Collection for week-end 19th March£Total With Thanks
Weekly Envelopes 709.40125.70£1294.10
Loose Change254.1074.60€239.70
St Patrick’s Day Collection330.6039.40

Recently Deceased: We pray for the souls of Dolly Wilson, Donagh and Tony Teague (Crom Road and Birmingham). May they rest in peace  

It is at this time of year that we update our Parish Register. Could you let us know:
1 Change of address for anyone who has moved house within the Parish
2Names of people no longer living in our Parish
2 Names and addresses of any one new to the Parish
3Names of people who have taken up employment
If you are familiar with your area we would be grateful for your assistance in updating our records. Local knowledge is second to none!
The new boxes of envelopes are ready for distribution for use on 2 April 2017. If you can help deliver some envelopes in your area we would be very grateful. Many thanks to those parishioners who distribute envelopes every year for us. We need volunteers in the areas of Derryginnedy and Lehinch, Culliondoo, Gubb, Derryanny, Gortgrannagh, Landbrock Rd

Newtownbutler History Society meet this Monday night 27th in Community Centre at 8pm. Guest speaker is Sam Morrow who will talk on his book “A Landlords Legacy”. The farming society’s contribution to development in Co Fermanagh in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Faith and Light (Lourdes) Church Gate Collection at all Masses on 1 April and 2 April. 

Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th – July 11th Total Price €735.00 or sterling equivalant. Price includes flights, full board accommodation/meals, transfer from designated places throghout the Diocese to/from Belfast International Airport. To book Invalid Places; Contact Fr Noel McGahan – 028855 49604 (from N Ireland) To book Pilgrim places contact John Hueston,Lisnaskea – 028677 24329. Or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com
Clogher Historical Society: AGM in St Macartan’s College, Mullaghmurphy, Monaghan on Thursday 6th April @ 7.30pm followed with a talk at 8pm by Dr Raymond Mckenna Providences “Little Ulster”: Urban Industrial Life and the Famine Irish Generation.

“Life is a coin. You can spend it as you wish, but only once”
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Third Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 19th March 2017 Parish Priest : Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
  Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm Telephone 028677 37935.  
 Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com Website: www.galloonparish.com  
  Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .

The woman at the well: we live in a time when people’s thoughts and actions are more widely recorded and open to scrutiny than ever before. A small mistake can cost someone their reputation or livelihood. It appears to be easier than ever to take the moral high ground, and to dismiss a person entirely, based on one thing we know about them. This is not the way Jesus treats people and it is not how he sees us. The Samaritan woman Jesus meets is all too aware of what the Jews think of her. She is nervous when approached by Jesus at the well. But he sees beyond the label to the person, the woman with a life story and a context of her own. Jesus could tell the woman everything about her life, and he knows each one of us just as intimately. He knows our past and our faults, our “cracks”. This is why he is able to speak to us, if we resolve to try and listen. It is also an important lesson in how we should treat others.  

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 19/3: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr 26/3: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Sunday Readers: 19/3 Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 18/3Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 19/3Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 25/3Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 26/3Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Anniversary Masses
Sat 18/3Willie O’Neill, Lurganboy Park
Terry and Vera McAdam, Kiltober
James and Patrick Lewis, Galloon Gardens
Sun 19/3The People of the Parish (Speaker from Trocáire this weekend)
Sat 25/3Months Mind for Margaret Boyle
Peggy and Tommy McCaffrey, Gortgarvan
Gerry Graham and deceased family members
Sun 26/31st Anniversary Mass for Johnny Maguire, Kilgarret
A Missionary Priest will speak at all Masses on 25th & 26th 
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day.  
Eucharistic Ministers:  
Sun 19/3Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Sun 26/3Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 19/3Owen McCabe and deceased family members
Sean McMahon, Donagh Cottage (Speaker from Trocáire)
Sun 26/3James and Kathleen Green, Cloughagaddy
Eddie and Margaret McHugh and deceased family members, Kilturk
Deceased family members of the McDonald family, Rockfield

Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm

Collection for week-end 12th March£Total With Thanks
Weekly Envelopes 1291.50191.60£1521.60
Loose Change230.1039.20€224.50

Recently Deceased: we pray for the souls of Fr Edmund Maguire and Jimmy McCaffrey, formerly from Kevenagh. May they rest in peace  

The death has taken place of Fr Edmund Maguire of the Diocese of Clogher. A native of Clones, Fr Edmund was ordained to the priesthood at St Patrick’s college, Carlow on June 9 1962.Fr Edmund spent most of his priestly ministry in Co Monaghan. He was appointed PP of Aughnamullen East in 1989 until 2002 when he became PP of Donaghmoyne. He returned in September 2007 to his native Clones.

Donagh PTAA Social in Millenium Hall on Friday 24th March. Music by Country Cousins. Dancing 10pm – 12.30. Admission £6. Supper served.  

Irish classes for adults every Monday night in Bunscoil an Traonaigh, Lisnaskea. Beginners class from 7-8 and intermediate class from 8-9. Phone 028 677 24441 for more information

Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th – July 11th Total Price €735.00 or sterling equivalant. Price includes flights, full board accommodation/meals, transfer from designated places throghout the Diocese to/from Belfast International Airport. To book Invalid Places; Contact Fr Noel McGahan – 028855 49604 (from N Ireland) To book Pilgrim places contact John Hueston, alisnakea – 028677 24329. Or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com

Old Time & Social Dancing in Termon Complex, Pettigo Sunday 19th March at 5.30pm.
Cavan Institute “open days” on Fri 31/3 from 10am-4pm and Sat 1/4 from12pm-4pm

“May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rain fall softly on your fields, and may you keep safe in the gentle, loving arms of God”. Irish Blessing
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Second Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 12th March 2017 Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .

The Transfiguration: When Jesus is transfigured before the disciples on the mountain his face shines “like the sun” and his clothes are “as white as the light”. White is the colour of heavenly garments – it is a sign that it is God who is speaking. It is this light that will carry the disciples onwards, during their time with Jesus and through the dark hours leading up to his death. They will be scared and will desert Jesus, Peter even denying him. We will make this journey alongside the disciples on Good Friday. 

St Patrick's exact birthplace is unknown, but was probably in England or Wales. When he was 16, Patrick was captured by Irish pirates and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he worked as a herdsman. In a dream, he heard voices that told him to escape, so after six years in captivity he fled, possibly back to his home. He was ordained as a priest and returned to Ireland where he played a major part in converting the country to Christianity. Sometime after 431 AD, Patrick was appointed as successor to St Palladius, the first bishop of Ireland. Patrick established his headquarters at Armagh. Masses for St Patrick’s Day: Donagh 10am and Newtownbutler 11.30am
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 12/3: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick 19/3: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr
Morning Mass: Wednesday & Thursday at 10am. Friday 17th at 11.30am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Sunday Readers: 17/3 Majella McDonald 19/3 Jane McDermott
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 11/2Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 12/2Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Sat 18/3Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 19/3Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan

Anniversary Masses
Sat 11/3Kathleen Keenan and DFM, Drummurl, Arthur & Josephine Keenan, Cornavray
Joseph, Maura & Finbar Byrne and DFM of the Byrne, Ahern & O’Sullivan families Carrigline and Cork
The Murray family, Derrykenny and DFM of the Reynolds family
Sun 12/3Christopher Fitzpatrick 1st Anniversary Mass (also Anita Fitzpatrick)
Sat 18/3Willie O’Neill, Lurganboy Park
Terry and Vera McAdam, Kiltober
James and Patricia Lewis, Galloon Gardens
Sun 19/3The People of the Parish (Speaker from Trocáire)

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. St Patrick’s Day Mass at 10am
Rest of week as arranged day by day. First Penance after 7pm Mass on Monday 13th
Eucharistic Ministers:  
Sun 12/3Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 19/3Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 12/3First Anniversary for Teresa Cadden, Adrian Heights, also Johnnie Cadden
Fri 17/3Fr James Mohan
Sun 19/3Owen McCabe and deceased family members
Sean McMahon, Donagh Cottage (Speaker from Trocáire)

Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm

Collection for week-end 5th March£The Parish Priest thanks you for 
Weekly Envelopes 1212198.60Your generosity
Loose Change23538.40Total £1447 & €237

Thursday Club meet on 23rd in Mulligan’s Lounge. New members always welcome!

Donagh PTAA Social in Millenium Hall on Friday 24th March. Music by Country Cousins. Dancing 10pm – 12.30. Admission £6. Supper served.  

Irish Languague will hold a church gate collection at both Masses on St Patrick’s Day

Faith and Light Fiesta will be held at 3pm on Sun 12th March in St Ronans Hall, Lisnaskea

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group will host a healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel on 13th March at 8pm. Celebrant will be Rev John Walsh, Co Limerick
Kilmore Diocsan Pilgrimage to Fatima to mark Centenary of the Apparations – 7 nights departing Thursday 14/9/17. Spiritual Director – Fr Tom Mannion CC Glencar. Cost €759 pps. For further information and booking contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on 003530494375004
Rural Support is a registered charity which provides help to the farming and rural community acorss Northern Ireland. The Reducing Financial Stress project is aimed at helping those experiencing debt or financial issues relating to the farm business and where stress is impacting mental health and well being. The helpline number is 0845 606 7607

  “Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth”

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First Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 5th March 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
L
ent is a time of renewal and new beginnings. It is a time for us to enter into the suffering and death of Jesus, before celebrating the joy and hope of Easter. Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel that God’s words are nourishing – man does not live on bread alone. Our focus should not only be on earthly things. We are all guilty of getting caught up in the practicalities of life; it is only natural to work and rush and plan and worry. Lent offers us an opportunity to reflect on what is really important. The sacrifices we make or the extra effort we put in to become better people this Lent are all part of that spiritual journey. 
Monday 6 March: Feast of St Colette (1380-1447)– Patroness of expectant mothers. She was the founder and abbess of the Colettines Poor Clares. She wrapped a stillborn baby in a veil given to her by the Pope and the baby was crying when the father reached the Priest.

Please note that the sick and housebound normally visited on Wednesday and Thursday of last week will be visited next week – the 8th and 9th of March

Altar Servers 5/3: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey 12/3: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Morning Mass: Wednesday & Friday at 10am. Thursday at 7.30pm 
Thurs 9/2St Peregrine Healing Mass for the sick at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Sunday Readers: 5/3: John Paul 11 Award Participant/s
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sat 4/3Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 5/3Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Sat 11/2Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 12/2Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 4/3Months Mind for Catherine O’Donnell, Scotland
Gerald and Kathleen McNamee and daughter Mona, Main Street
Dessie Courtney and Eileen Callaghan and deceased family members
Bob West and deceased family members, Lehinch
Sun 5/3The People of the Parish
Sun 5/3 The children of St Mary’s PS will take their Confirmation Pledge at this Mass
Sat 11/3Kathleen Keenan and DFM, Drummurl, Arthur & Josephine Keenan, Cornavray
Joseph, Maura & Finbar Byrne and DFM of the Byrne, Ahern & O’Sullivan families Carrigline and Cork
The Murray family, Derrykenny and DFM of the Reynolds family
Sun 12/3Christopher Fitzpatrick 1st Anniversary Mass (also Anita Fitzpatrick)

The Children of St Mary’s PS will make their first penance on 8 March at 7pm

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:  
Sun 5/3Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Sun 12/3Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 5/3The people of the parish
Sun 12/3Johnnie & Teresa Cadden, 1 Adrian Heights

Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 26th February£Many thanks 
Weekly Envelopes 1179.50184£1390.10
Loose Change210.6080.60€264.60
Church Repair & Maintenance February £1065€145With thanks to the Parishioners
Standing Orders for month of February637.5060For your generosity

Recently Deceased: Margaret Boyle, Cornavray and Betty Wilson, Clones Road. Also Rose McCusker nee McDonald, Greaghtrieve. (Buried in Tempo) May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends  

Congratulations The Pope John Paul 2nd Award Ceremony was inspirational. Congratulations to all of our girls from Galloon Parish: Sophie O’Connor, Ciara Martin and Caitlin Crudden; all of whom received The Gold Award. 

Note: Community Alert is now operating in the village of Newtownbutler
Hillside Community Group, Donagh: Yoga with Lucy Lynch starting on 7th March for 6 weeks from 10.30 – 11.30 am . Everyone welcome.
St Joseph’s Young priest Society meeting this Monday after 7pm Mass. Everyone welcome
Trocaire Boxes available at the back of both churches. Please take one home with you and encourage everyone in your household to contribute to it on a daily/weekly basis
Padra Pio Relic: Community Centre, Newtownbutler on Sunday 5/3 at 3pm. Everyone welcome

  Suggestions for Friday Penance during Lent
Abstaining from meat or some other food
Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking
Going to Confessions and making a special effort at involvement in family prayer
Making a special effort in attend mass on Fridays
Making the Stations of the Cross
Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes” Oscar Wilde