GALLOON PARISH BULLETIN 2014
Palm Sunday                                      Parish of Galloon                                    13 April 2014

Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.  Tel: 028 67737935. 
Website:  www.galloonparish.com                                                                    Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07903419206
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to churchservices.tv and you will find Newtownbutler, St Mary’s for the Masses

On the Sunday before the feast, known now as Palm Sunday, the Roman Governor, Pontias Pilate, rode into Jerusalem, seated on his magnificent horse, along with a large garrison of cavalry and foot soldiers.  People would have come out to witness the pageantry of it: thousands of soldiers with weapons, golden eagles mounted on poles, the beating of drum….  On Palm Sunday Jesus also entered Jerusalem, from the other side of the city, seated on a donkey.  This was not a coincidence; this procession was planned in advance and carefully7 thought out.  The Reign of Jesus was to be a reign of peace that would banish chariots, war horses and battle bows; this reign would be from sea to sea, to the ends of the earth.  Jesus intended his procession – which today we would call a counterdemonstration’ – to contrast the two reigns, The Reign of God and The Reign of Caesar, two very different visions of life on earth.                        Peter McVerry SJ.
Palms blessed at all Masses – In Donagh the people assemble in the Community Centre at 9.45 am for the blessing of Palm.  Procession from there to the Church for Mass at 10.00 am.  In Newtownbutler people to assemble in the school at 11.15 am for the blessing of Palm and the procession from there to Church for Mass at 11.30 am via the car park.

Thursday 17th-Holy Thursday:  The Mass of Chrism celebrated by the Bishop
with his Priests is the only Mass in the Diocese this morning.  The holy oils are
blessed and priests renew their commitment to their ministry.  (This Mass is in
the Cathedral in Monaghan at 11.00 am and all are invited to join – if you are free
Thursday morning why not come along).  Lent ends at sunset today, when the
Easter Triduum begins.  The Mass of the Lord’s Supper this evening marks the
Last Supper, followed by the Agony in Gethsemane.  Evening Mass of the Lord’s
Supper in both Churches at 8.00 pm followed by the procession of the Blessed
Sacrament to the Altar of Repose.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11.00 pm.  An opportunity for family to spend some time in the present of the Blessed Sacrament to watch and pray with the Lord.
Friday 18th-Good Friday:  (Catholics aged between 18 and 60 fast today.   All over 14 abstain from meat).  Mass is not celebrated.  At the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, the death of Jesus is recalled and the cross venerated.  Many Catholics also pray the Stations of the Cross which trace the journey of Jesus to Calvary.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be in Newtownbutler only at 3.00 pm.  Ceremonies include Scriptures Readings, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.  Saturday 19th-Holy Saturday:  Mass is not celebrated during daylight hours today.  The Easter Vigil takes place tonight, honouring the resurrection of Jesus.  The new light of Easter is blessed, baptism is recalled and the first Mass of Easter is celebrated.  The Easter Vigil begins in Newtownbutler only at 8.00 pm.  Please gather outside the Church for the blessing ofthe Paschal Fire and Easter Candle.  The Mass Servers and the Priest lead the
way into the Church, followed by the people for the Liturgy of the Word, the Liturgy of Baptism and the Mass of the Resurrection.  Easter Water (blessed during the Liturgy) will be available at the door of the Church.  The Holy Saturday Liturgy is the high-point of the Church’s year.  Not an optional
extra.  It is at the heart of Christian Worship and Living.  A night not to
be missed.  May he who said, “See I am risen and am with you” bring
you much happiness and joy.                           Happy Easter everyone.

The Way of the Cross:  The Stations, also known as the Way of the Cross, are
A traditional way of reflecting on the journey of Jesus to his crucifixion.  As far
back as the fourth century, pilgrims flocked to the Holy Land to walk the route
he had carried the cross.  The Stations offer a way to immerse ourselves in this
familiar story.  The way of the cross was ultimately not so much the way of the
pain and sorrow but the way of unconditional love.  The cross becomes a sign of                                                                       suffering would be to miss the whole meaning and experience of the love of Jesus.  We begin Holy Week today with an account of the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, but it is a short-lived triumph.  In a few short days we will celebrare the Lord’s passion and death.  There is a lot to reflect on in these days of Holy Week.


Eucharistic Ministers are asked to help on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Confessions for Easter:  Monday of Holy Week before and after the 7.00 pm Mass in Donagh; in Newtownbutler before and after the 7.00 pm Mass on Wednesday, after the ceremonies on Thursday and Friday and from 12.00 to 1.00 pm on Saturday.
Evening Lenten Masses in Newtownbutler on Wednesday at 7.00 pm.  There will be No Morning Mass on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Newtownbutler.   In Donagh on Monday at 7.00 pm.
Newtownbutler: Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am - 2.00 pm; Sunday 7.00-9.00 pm.  
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-10.30pm;                                   
Tuesday 10.00 am -10.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour
Mass Servers:  Group 2-13.03.14: Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.  Group 3-20.03.14:   Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.
Trocaire Boxes:  Proceeds from your Trocaire Boxes due  Sunday week ( Sunday27st).  Please put contents of boxes into notes in so far as  possible and use the envelope provided in your box of envelopes marked Trocaire.  Despite recession we look forward to your generosity.
Clogher Historical Society Talk will take place this Tuesday night, 15 April in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler at 8.00 pm.  Topic: “order Reivers” by Maynard Hanna.
European and Local Council Elections take place on Thursday, 22 May.  Are you registered and available to vote?  Applicatio9n forms are now available for Postal/Proxy votes.  More details online at www.eoni.org or contact a local Councillor.
Galloon Thursday Club Notice:  Please note that there will be no Thursday Club on this Thursday due to the Easter Ceremonies.
Epilepsy Ireland have organised an event for people with Epilepsy, their families and carers on Thursday 17 April from 10.00 am to 12 noon in The Courthouse, Clones.  To book please contact Noreen on 00353 42 9337585.
Faith and Light Fiesta takes place today, Sunday 13 April in St Ronan’s Parish Centre, Lisnaskea at 3.00 pm.  Please note that there will be NO Mass at this event.
Galloon Ramblers:  Membership renewal due before the 30 April 2014.  Walks continue each night from the Community Centre, Newtownbutler at 7.00 pm.  Please wear Hi-vis Gear.  For more details please contact Luke 07902648418.
St Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
Parish Collection 06.04.14:  The Priests of the Parish thank you for your offerings of 06.04.14.  As well white envelopes returned £378.40 and €33.20; loose change £196.20 and €30.70.  Total to parish funds £574.60 and €63.90.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of  Patrick McDonagh, Gubb who died during the week.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his grieving family and friends.

Newtownbutler:  Morning Mass at 10.00 am on Monday and Tuesday. Evening Mass: Wednesday at 7.00 pm.      Holy Thursday at 8.00 pm. Good  Friday Ceremonies at 3.00 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 8.00 pm.                           Sunday Morning Mass at 11.30 am.            
Confessions:   Wednesday before and after Evening Mass, after the ceremonies on Thursday and Friday and Saturday 12.00.1.00 pm.                                                                                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 12.04.14: Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 13.04.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.  Sat 19.04.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.  Sun 20.04.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.                                                                                                                                                       
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Seamus Quaile, Derryanna.  Sun 11.30 am: Darragh Swift, High Street.                     Sun 20.04.14: Berni, Ryan, John and Kathleen Parker, Mullynagowan.
Donagh: Evening Mass only on  Monday at 7.00 pm  and Thursday at 8.00 pm. No ceremonies on Friday or Saturday.   Morning Mass on Sunday at 10.00 am.Confessions on Monday before and after the 7.00 pm Mass.                                                                                                                                                                                            
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 13.04.14: Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.  Sun 20.04.14: Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan.   
Anniversary Masses: Sun 13-10.00 am: Aiden McCarron, Donagh Hill and Agnes Maguire, Aughnaglough.               Mon 14-7.00 pm: Deceased Members of the Clerkin Family and Johnnie Donaghy, Tonnaboy.                                            Sun 20-10.00 am: Sean McElgunn, Kilturk.  Mon 21-7.00 pm: Phil and Marie Mulligan, Ballyhullagh
St Pat’s Ladies are holding their annual Easter Cake Sale after the 10.00 am Mass in Donagh on Easter Sunday morning in the Millennium Hall, Donagh.


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Fifth Sunday of Lent (A)                                              Parish of Galloon                                                     6 April 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
It’s a Miracle:  We often pray for miracles.  Sometimes we pray for a specific thing – for a sick person to get better, for example.  One prayer to St Anthony acknowledges: ‘The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.’  Other times we try to surrender our needs and worries to the will of to God – every time we pray the Our Father we say ‘Thy will be done’.  Today’s Gospel recounts a big miracle, and it tells us that everything is possible to God.  It calls us to a deeper faith, both in what God can do for us, and in his promise of eternal life.  If we are in need, we can turn to God with the words of today’s Psalm:  ‘Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lord hear my voice!  O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.’
Saint of the Week: Monday 7th-St John Baptist de la Salle.  Patron of Teachers and devoted his life t5o the Care and Education of poor children.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:    Group 4-30.03.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.  Group 1-06.04.14: Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Evening Masses for Lent: Newtownbutler on Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm; Donagh on Monday and Thursday at 7.00 pm.
Confirmation Day:  We wish to congratulate all the children who were confirmed last Tuesday evening 1st April.  We had a lovely evening which added to the celebration.  May the gifts of the Spirit stay with all those who were confirmed and with their families.
Palm Sunday (next Sunday, 13 April 2014):  Palms will be blessed at all Masses.  In Donagh the people assemble in the Community Centre at 9.45 am for the blessing of Palm.  Procession from there to the Church for Mass at 10.00 am.  In Newtownbutler people to assemble in the school at 11.15 am for the blessing of Palm.  Procession from there to Church for Mass at 11.30 am via the car park.
First Confessions for all P4 Children of St Mary’s Primary School, Newtownbutler on this Tuesday night, 8th April at 7.30 pm.  We remember the children and their families in our prayers.
Reflections and Prayers for Lent on this Friday evening after the 7.00 pm Mass.
Clogher Diocese One Day Retreat on Lough Derg-Monday, 19 May 2014 led by Bishop Liam MacDaid.  Programme for the Day: Boats from 9.15 am (Tea/Coffee & scones). 10.20 am: Opening Prayers & Way of the Cross. 11.20 am: Prayer of Intercession & Healing of Memories. 12.45 pm: Lunch. 1.45 pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation. 2.45 pm: Mass. 4.00 pm: Departure.  Island Admission: €40/£35. Fasting or walking bare-footed is not required.  Warm and waterproof clothing advised.  Booking essential before 16 May 2014.  Phone Lough Derg 071 9861518.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Monthly Meeting on this Monday night, 7 April after the 7.00 pm Mass in the Adoration Bookshop, Donagh.  Everyone welcome.
Pope John II Awards Meeting on this Monday, 7 April in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler at 8.00 pm.
Parish Collection 30.03.14:  £1036.30 and €183.10.  Loose change £174.40 and €23.30.  Total to parish funds £1210.70 and €2206.40
Pray for the repose of the souls of May McAviney, Warrenpoint who was buried here on Monday last; Bridget McCabe, Clonfad (sister of Nan McAdam) and Jane Elizabeth McCormack, England (formerly Conckera) (sister-in-law of Claire McCormack, Railway Crescent) who died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at        10.00 am.   Evening Masses on  Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm.       Confessions:    Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.   Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  05.04.13: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 06.04.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.  12.04.14: Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 13.04.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: John & Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Ballywillen.  Sun 11.30 am: Arthur & Josephine Keenan, Cornavray. Wed 7.00 pm: Deceased Members of the Wilson and Murray Families, Gortgommon. Fri 7.00 pm: John Joe McManus, Derrykerrib.  Sat 10.00 am: Mary & Joseph Wilson, Main St.  Sat 6.30 pm: Seamus Quaile, Derryanna.  Sun 11.30 am: Darragh Swift, High Street.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am. Evening Mass: Monday and Thursday at 7.00 pm.  For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.   Confessions on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.                                                                                                             
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 06.04.14: Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott. Sun 13.04.14: Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 6-10.00 am: Dick Crudden, Kilnacran.  Mon 7-7.00 pm: Month’s Mind Agnes Maguire, Aughnaglough.  Sun 13-10.00 am: Aiden McCarron, Donagh Hill. Mon 14-7.00 pm: Deceased Members of the Clerkin Family  and Johnnie Donaghy, Tonnaboy.
St Patrick’s GFC, Comhaltas Uladh and Fermanagh County Board wish to thank most sincerely those who contributed to the recent St Patrick’s Day Irish Language Collection.  This money will be used to help fund scholarships for our young people to go to the Gaeltacht, go raibh mile maith agaibh.
Pioneer Meeting in Donagh on Tuesday, 8th April at 8.00 pm.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent (A) (Mother’s Day)                            Parish of Galloon                                        30 March 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Kailu’s Story – Kenya:  My name is Kailu Tumbo and I am 76 years old.  I have been a widow for many years.  I live here on my farm in Ngiluni in eastern Kenya with my three grandchildren.  Their mother died and I took the three children in to live with me the youngest is 6 and the eldest is 16.  The middle child who is 12 is deaf.  Life here is very hard.  It is a very dry place.  Getting enough water has always been difficult.  The nearest water point used to be 15km away and I could not travel that distance at my age.  I had to borrow water from my neighbours.  Sometimes they would not have enough to spare any for me.  When that happened, all the children would have to eat was some millet flour mixed with a tiny bit of water.  This is why the boys are underweight.  The goats went thirst.  We were not able to wash properly.  The installation of the water point by Trocaire and the Catholic Diocese of Kitui has been a Godsend. It is less than 2 km away and this means we can access water very easily.  We have enough to drink now and to give to the goats.  We are all healthier. I don’t have to borrow water now and have more time to work on the farm.  Because of this I am able to plant more crops, feed the children better and sell whatever is left.
Friday 4 April, First Friday:  We honour the Sacred Heart.   Masses for First Friday in Newtownbutler at 10.00 am and in Donagh at 7.00 pm.  Confessions for First Friday:  In Newtownbutler on Thursday evening from 7.00-8.00 pm and in Donagh on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.
Visitation of the Sick:  Wednesday-Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Killaghy, Cornavray and Derryadd.  Thursday: The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens, Kilready.  Friday: Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Derryelvin, Starraghan, Kilgarret, Derrykerrib, Clonaroo, Drumboghena, Wattlebridge.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:    Group 4-30.03.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.  Group 1-06.04.14: Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Parish Envelopes:  The parish envelope weekly collection is the main source of income for our parish and it is vital that as many as possible use them.  You may wish to use Direct Debit to make your contributions; if so contact one of the priests.  Gift Aid adds to your contribution.  If you are a taxpayer, you can use Gift Aid to donate to the parish.  Gift Aid forms are available in the Parish Office.  Whatever way you make your contribution, parish envelope, Direct Debit, cash in the box or Gift Aid, it is all much appreciated.
Confirmation Day:  This Tuesday, 1 April, Bishop Liam MacDaid will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation  to the P7 Classes in St Mary’s PS, NTB and St Joseph’s PS, Donagh at a special Confirmation Mass at 6 pm.  Children and sponsors should be seated by 5.45 pm.  Confirmation Day is a big day in the parish.  As we welcome our Bishop, we pray that those confirmed will receive the fullness of the Spirit and His many Gifts, along with their families and their parish community. 
Meeting in Community Centre, NTB on April 15 at 8.00 pm.  Residents of Newtownbutler and surrounding areas are concerned about safety in their own homes following a recent spate of robberies.  This meeting on the 15th April is being held to discuss what can be done and in your own interest we would like your attendance please.
Sincere Thanks to everyone who participated in the Annual Aghadrumsee Roses Concert and to those attended and gave donations.  We have forward €2300 to the parents of Niamh Fitzpatrick, Scotshouse.  Niamh, aged 3, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in Oct 2013.
Borderline Players Pettigo presents Cinderella in the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen  on 23 April and 24 April starting at 8.00 pm.  Tickets now available.
Talk and Discussion on the life and works of soon to be Saint John Paul II in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan on Thursday, 3 April at 7.30 pm.  All welcome.
Parish Collection 23.03.14:  £985.40 and €181.00.  Loose change £177.60 and €73.01  Total to parish funds £1163.00 and €254.01
Collectors for April:  Sat 6.30 pm-Frank Fitzpatrick, Richie McPhillips, Patsy McDonald, John James Caughey. 
Sun 11.30 am:  John Erwin, Gerard Nicholl, Joe Mohan, John Prunty.  Ladies to help clean the Church:  Kay Wilson, Valerie Lynch, Rosaleen Lynch, Martha Mohan.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week:  Monday,  Thursday, Friday and Saturday  at 10.00 am.                                   Evening Masses on Tuesday (Confirmation) at 6.00 pm; Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm.                    Confessions:Thursday 7-8 pm;  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.   Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 29.03.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 30.03.14: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Sat 05.04.13: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 06.04.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Gerry Graham, Lurganboy Pk and the Deceased Family Members.       Sun 11.30 am: Dot & Eddie McGovern, Mullaghboy.  Wed 7.00 pm: Mary Conlon, Lurganboy Pk.  Thur 10.00 am: Phil Gunn, Derrykenny. Fri 10.00 am: Annie & Bill McAdam, Hamilton. Sat 10.00 am: Macartan McAviney, High St. Sat 6.30 pm: John & Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Ballywillen.  Sun 11.30 am: Arthur & Josephine Keenan, Cornavray.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am. Evening Mass: Monday and Friday at 7.00 pm.  For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.   Confessions on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.                                                                                                             
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 30.03.14: Jennie Connolly, Noleen Maguire.  Sun 06.04.14: Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 30-10.00 am: Noelle Mohan.  Mon 31-7.00 pm: Benny & Teresa Mohan, Moorlough.   Fri 4-7.00 pm: Joan Foster, Cormonlea.  Sun 6-10.00 am: Dick Crudden, Kilnacran.

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Third Sunday of Lent (A)                                             Parish of Galloon                                                 23 March 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Daily Hustle:  It is 5 am in the Dedza region in central Malawi.  Women and girls arrive at the Kamboni river, buckets in tow, young and old, to queue and wait for water.  When their turn comes, they hunker down barefoot on the muddy river bed and scoop water into their buckets.  They then make the long walk home, balancing unwieldy 15 litre buckets of water on their heads.  The water is used for cooking, drinking and washing.  The water looks clean but it is not.  It is not treated water.  According to the UN 1.1 billion people are ‘water insecure’.  Trocaire is working in Malawi with their local part5ners to provide water security for many communities.  By 2020 it is estimated that water available for agriculture in the region will drop by 50%.
Form of Friday Penance – some suggestions:  * Abstaining from meat or some other food.  * Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking.  *Making a special effort to participate in Mass on Fridays.  * Helping the poor, sick, old or lonely.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 3-23.03.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.       Group 4-30.03.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.
Trocaire Fast Boxes are available on the table at the back of both Churches. 
Reflections and Prayers for Lent this Friday evening after the 7.00 pm Mass.
Choir Practice this Tuesday night at 7.00 pm in preparation for Confirmation.  A full attendance would be appreciated.
Parish Envelopes:  The new envelopes for April 2014-March 2015 will be ready for distribution this weekend.  Your help in distribution would be very much appreciated.  If you could do your  town land or even help to deliver a few around your neighbourhood.  Please give your name to the Priests or Parish Office.  The parish envelope weekly collection is our main source of income and it is vital that as many as possible use them.  You may wish to use Direct Debit instead; if so please contact the Parish Office or Fr King.  Your envelope number will be used to record your contribution in the usual way
Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th-July 11th Total Price €735.00 or Sterling Equivalent. Prices includes flights, full board accommodation, meals, transfer from designated places throughout the Diocese to and from Belfast International Airport.  To Book Invalid Places please contact Canon Joseph Mullin, Lisnaskea 028 67721342 or 04867721342 from Republic of Ireland.  To book Pilgrim Places please contact Paddy McGilly, Newtownbutler 028677 37850 or 048677 37850 from Republic of Ireland or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com   Please note: Invalid Places are limited and need to be confirmed as soon as possible.
Castle Coole Hospice Walk 2014 for Horizon West Children’s Hospice, Killadeas will take place on Saturday 12 April at   10.00 am in Castle Coole, Enniskillen.  Horizon West is a local facility which cares for children and young people from Tyrone and Fermanagh.  To register call into Snackz, Enniskillen or call Gemma on 077 11377338.
Confirmation Day in the Parish of Galloon is on Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 in St Mary’s Church, Newtownbutler at 6.00 pm.
John Paul II Awards Meeting in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler on this Monday night 24 March at 8.00 pm.
Parish Collection 16.03.14:  £1214.30 and €68.40.  Loose change £196.40 and €47.30; St Patrick’s Day Collection: £301.00 and €75.00.  Total to parish funds £1711.60 and €190.70.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Eileen O’Rourke, England (formerly of Conckera, sister-in-law of Mrs Claire McCormack, Railway Crescent) and Mark McHugh, Galway (brother of Nora Smyth, Greaghcashel) who died last weekend.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 10.00 am.  Evening Masses on Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm. Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm.      Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 22.03.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.  Sun 23.03.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.  Sat 29.03.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 30.03.14: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Mary and Pat Johnston, Galloon Gardens and Eugene and Mary Brady, Lurganboy Park.  Sun 11.30 am: James Patrick Lewis, Galloon Gardens. Wed 7.00 pm: The Caughey Family, Killaghy.  Thurs 10.00 am: Willie Conlon, Landbrock and the Deceased Family Members. Fri 7.00 pm:  Month’s Mind John Pat McElroy, Galloon Gardens.  Sat 6.30 pm: Gerry Graham, Lurganboy Park and the Deceased Family Members.  Sun 11.30 am: Dot and Eddie McGovern, Mullaghboy.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am. Evening Mass: Monday and Thursday at 7.00 pm.  For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 23.03.14: Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.  Sun 30.03.14: Jennie Connolly, Noleen Maguire.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 23-10.00 am: James and Kathleen Greene, Cloughagaddy.                                                         Mon 24-7.00 pm: Owen McCabe and Deceased Family Members, Adrian Heights.                                                              Sun 30-10.00 am: Noelle Mohan.  Mon 31-7.00 pm: Benny and Teresa Mohan, Moorlough.
Hillside Women’s Group, Donagh are starting Water Aerobics at the Share Centre Swimming Pool, Lisnaskea on next Tuesday, 25 March from 2.00-3.00 pm  for 4 weeks.  Everyone welcome.
Jiving Classes in the Millennium Hall, Donagh on Thursday nights from 8.00-10.00 pm.  Tutor: Mary Wray.  Everyone welcome.


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Second Sunday of Lent (A)                                             Parish of Galloon                                                 16 March 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Saint Patrick’s Day:  St Patrick’s Day, a great opportunity to interrupt Lent and more importantly to celebrate the gift of faith.  Patrick made a choice to escape from slavery, to make a change in his life.  Not only that, he then decided to return to those who had enslaved him to preach a message of love and forgiveness.  Patrick brought an entire nation to share in the gift of faith in Jesus Christ.  When we celebrate this great saint tomorrow, will we be true to his message?  Sharing our faith with those around us is not an easy task.  We get shot down, ridiculed, even laughed at.  But our witness, our actions, our choices can speak to people too.  We should celebrate our identity tomorrow but also celebrate the Christian message that a courageous Patrick brought to us, a message that was preserved and passed on.
Masses for St Patrick’s Day:  In Donagh at 10.00 am and in Newtownbutler at 11.30 am.  Please Note that there is no Evening Mass in either Churches on St Patrick’s Day.
Form of Friday Penance – some suggestions:   * Making a special effort at involvement in family prayer.  * Visiting the Blessed Sacrament.  * Making the Stations of the Cross.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 2-16.03.14: Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.   Group 3-23.03.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.
Trocaire Fast Boxes are available on the table at the back of both Churches.  Families are encouraged to take a box home with them and display in their living room.  All family members are invited to contribute something small each of the days of Lent.
Reflections and Prayers for Lent this Friday evening after the 7.00 pm Mass.
Choir Practice this Tuesday night at 7.00 pm in preparation for Confirmation.  A full attendance would be appreciated.
Parish Envelopes:  The new envelopes for April 2014-March 2015 will be ready for distribution by the end of March.  Your help in distribution would be very much appreciated.  If you could do your town land or even help to deliver a few around your neighbourhood.  Please give your name to the Priests or Parish Office.  The parish envelope weekly collection is our main source of income and it is vital that as many as possible use them.  You may wish to use Direct Debit instead; if so please contact the Parish Office or Fr King.  Your envelope number will be used to record your contribution in the usual way
First Fermanagh Quiz Club on 21st March in Cheaol na Chumann at 9.00 pm.  Draw for heifer on the same night.
Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th-July 11th Total Price €735.00 or Sterling Equivalent. Prices includes flights, full board accommodation, meals, transfer from designated places throughout the Diocese to and from Belfast International Airport.  To Book Invalid Places please contact Canon Joseph Mullin, Lisnaskea 028 67721342 or 04867721342 from Republic of Ireland.  To book Pilgrim Places please contact Paddy McGilly, Newtownbutler 028677 37850 or 048677 37850 from Republic of Ireland or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com   Please note: Invalid Places are limited and need to be confirmed as soon as possible.
Alzheimers Society, Fermanagh – Information Evening in The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown at 7.30 pm on Thursday,          20 March.  Tel 028 66 344073 for details.
Castle Coole Hospice Walk 2014 for Horizon West Children’s Hospice, Killadeas will take place on Saturday 12 April at   10.00 am in Castle Coole, Enniskillen.  Horizon West is a local facility which cares for children and young people from Tyrone and Fermanagh.  To register call into Snackz, Enniskillen or call Gemma on 077 11377338.
St Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
Parish Collection 09.03.14:  £1183.60 and €180.50.  Loose change £181.30 and €23.60; total to parish funds £1364,90 and €204.10
Pray for the repose of the souls of John James Reilly, Vancouver (brother of Bernadette Halpin, Frank, Tony and Paddy Reilly, Derrylea, Joan Leonard, Clontibet (sister in law of Kevin McGilly) and Peggy Wallace, Co Kerry (sister in law of James Wallace).  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week:  St Patrick Day -  Monday Mass at 11.30 am;  Tuesday and Saturday  at 10.00 am.    Evening Masses on Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm.       Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.      Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm.      Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 15.03.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips. Sun 16.03.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.  Sat 22.03.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.  Sun 23.03.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.

Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Mark Logue, Aghagay Park.    Sun 11.30 am: Bob West, Lehinch and the Deceased Family Members.        Wed 7.00 pm:  John West, Galloon Gardens.        Fri 7.00 pm: Mary and                      Patsy Glancy, Camphill Park.        Sat 10.00 am: Maureen Nicholl, Legmacaffrey.   Sat 6.30 pm: Mary and Pat Johnston, Galloon Gardens.  Sun 11.30 am: James Patrick Lewis, Galloon Gardens.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Morning Mass (St Patrick’s Day) on Monday at 10.00 am.  No Evening Mass on Monday.  Evening Mass: Thursday at 7.00 pm.  For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 16.03.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott. Sun 23.03.14: Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 16-10.00 am: Sean McMahon, Donagh Cottage.                                                                   Mon 17-10.00 am: Fr James Mohan.  Sun 23-10.00 am: James and Kathleen Greene, Cloughagaddy. Mon 24-7.00 pm: Owen McCabe and Deceased Family Members, Adrian Heights.


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First Sunday of Lent (A)                                             Parish of Galloon                                                 09 March 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Lent Has Begun!  Lent calls each of us to transform our lives and our relationships with those we love and cherish; our relationship with the planet; with the global community; our relationship with god.  This Lent we are asked to think especially about water.  How we use water; what we waste; how we can live in solidarity with those who have no access to clean water.  This coming week, as we journey more deeply into the wilderness, focus on how you use water.  How many times a day?  How much?  What is wasted? What is shared?  What do you use water for?  Where water is concerned how can you serve God more fully? Lent has begun!  We won’t automatically wake up on Easter morning transformed.  But we are building, transforming; working in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who thirst for justice in so many parts of the world. 
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 1-09.03.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.                          Group 2-16.03.14: Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
Trocaire Fast Boxes are available on the table at the back of both Churches.  Families are encouraged to take a box home with them and display in their living room.  All family members are invited to contribute something small each of the days of Lent.
Reflections and Prayers for Lent every Friday evening after the 7.00 pm Mass starting next Friday 14 March.
Choir Practice this Tuesday night at 7.00 pm in preparation for Confirmation.  A full attendance would be appreciated.
Parish Envelopes:  The new envelopes for April 2014-March 2015 will be ready for distribution by the end of March.  Your help in distribution would be very much appreciated.  If you could do your town land or even help to deliver a few around your neighbourhood.  Please give your name to the Priests or Parish Office.  The parish envelope weekly collection is our main source of income and it is vital that as many as possible use them.  You may wish to use Direct Debit instead; if so please contact the Parish Office or Fr King.  Your envelope number will be used to record your contribution in the usual way
St Patrick’s Day Parade, Newtownbutler Meeting in the Community Centre Thursday night at 8.00 pm.  Everybody welcome or interested in helping out on the day feel free to come along.
Pope John Paul 2 Award 2013/14:  Next Meeting takes place on this Monday, 10th March at 8.00 pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler.  Please bring your Record Card and an idea for A Lenten Activity for the group.
Faith and Light Fiesta will take place this Sunday, 9th March at 3.00 pm in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler.
Annual Aghadrumsee Variety Concert including ‘Not So Strictly Come Aghadrumsee’ and the renowned ‘Rose of Aghadrumsee’ competition takes place on Sunday 16th March at 7.00 pm in Community Centre Roslea.  Admission £7 – Children Free.  Proceeds to local Cancer Care Organisation.
First Fermanagh Quiz Club on 21st March in Cheaol na Chumann at 9.00 pm.  Draw for heifer on the same night.
St Mary’s Primary School will be attending Mass in the Church on this Thursday, 13th March as part of their St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.
Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th-July 11th Total Price €735.00 or Sterling Equivalent. Prices includes flights, full board accommodation, meals, transfer from designated places throughout the Diocese to and from Belfast International Airport.  To Book Invalid Places please contact Canon Joseph Mullin, Lisnaskea 028 67721342 or 04867721342 from Republic of Ireland.  To book Pilgrim Places please contact Paddy McGilly, Newtownbutler 028677 37850 or 048677 37850 from Republic of Ireland or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com   Please note: Invalid Places are limited and need to be confirmed as soon as possible.
St Vincent de Paul Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
Parish Collection 02.03.14:  The Priests of the Parish thank you for your offerings on 02.03.14.  As well green envelopes returned £313.10 and €85.20.  Loose change £244.40 and €61.40; total to parish funds £557.50 and €146.60.  .
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  at 10.00 am.
Evening Masses on Wednesday and Friday at 7.00 pm and a special Mass on Tuesday at 7.30 pm for   Malachy Woods, Killyraw.  Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 08.03.14:  Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 09.03.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick. Sat 15.03.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips. Sun 16.03.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: The O’Harte Family, Clomaulin.    Sun 11.30 am: Con & Mary Barton, Co Claire.  Tues 7.30 pm:  Special Mass Malachy Woods, Killyraw.  Wed 7.00 pm: Tommy & Peggy McCaffrey, Gortgarvan.  Fri 7.00 pm: Kathleen Keenan, Drummurl and the Deceased Family Members. Sat 10.00 am: Anita Fitzpatrick, Clonaroo.  Sat 6.30 pm: Mary Logue, Aghagay Park. Sun 11.30 am: Bob West, Lehinch and the Deceased Family Members.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday, and Thursday at 7.00 pm.  For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 09.03.14: Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.                                                            Sun 16.03.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.
Anniversary Masses. Sun 9-10.00 am:  Johnnie Cadden, Adrian Heights.                                                                   
Mon 10-7.00 pm: Margaret and Eddie McHugh, Kilturk. Sun 16-10.00 am: Sean McMahon, Donagh Cottage.                  Mon 17-10.00 am: Fr James Mohan.

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Eighth Sunday of the Year - Temperance Sunday (A)                        Parish of Galloon                           02 March 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
God within us:  We are very suspicious of God.  Even those of us who profess belief are really suspicious.  It is a little awkward to speak about faith and belief in our time.  So we box God away to Sundays and a few private utterances before bed time, not really believing that the miracle we prayed for will really happen.  If we are to learn anything about the Gospel today it is that God will never give up on us.  It really is a mystery how God keeps coming back to us, loving us, forgiving us.  This is the sign of the Kingdom.  This is what he is telling us.  ‘Trust me '.  ‘Look at how I love you and persist with you.  You must do the same for others and life gets easier.’  I wonder could we just spend one moment living great kindness and compassion towards a person we find difficult or saying one prayer while really believing that we are being listened to by God who is not ‘outside’, or ‘up there’ but here, God with us, God within us.
Saint of the Week:  Saturday 8 March-St John of God.  Devoted his life to the care of the poor and the sick.  Patron Saint of Nurses and heart patients.
Next Wednesday, 5 March is Ash Wednesday -  the Season of Lent begins.  Masses (Ash Wednesday) in Newtownbutler at 10.00 am and in Donagh at 7.00 pm.  Ashes will be blessed and distributed at both Masses with the help of Lay Ministers.  Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Next Friday, 7 March First Friday: We honour the Sacred Heart.  Masses (First Friday) in Newtownbutler at 10.00 am and in Donagh at 7.00 pm.
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:  Wednesday-Camphill Pk, Aghagay Pk, Cornavray, Derryadd and Killaghy.  Thursday-The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens and Kilready.  Friday-Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Wattlebridge, Starraghan, Clonaroo, Derrykerrib, Drumboghena and Kilgarret.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 4-02.03.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.  Group 1-09.03.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Trocaire Fast Boxes are available on the table at the back of both Churches.  Families are encouraged to take a box home with them and display in their living room.  All family members are invited to contribute something small each of the days of Lent.
Reflections and Prayers for Lent every Friday evening after the 7.00 pm Mass starting on Friday 14 March ’14
A Day of Friendship & Prayer on Ash Wednesday on Lough Derg. Guest  Speaker: The Very Rev John Dunlop, Retired Presbyterian Minister and former Moderator.  Boats run from 10.00 am.  Admission £25 including tea/coffee, services & Lunch.  Advance booking is essential. Tel: 071 9861518 (from NHI 686 32391)
Galloon Ramblers Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 4th March at 7.30 pm in the Community Centre, NTB. 
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society monthly meeting after the 7.00 pm Mass on this Monday 3 March in the Adoration Bookshop, Donagh.  Everyone welcome.
Choir Practice this Tuesday night at 7.00 pm in preparation for Confirmation.  A full attendance would be appreciated.
Collectors for March: Sat 6.30 pm-Colleen Martin, Kevin Kellett, Gerry Kearns, Eamonn Lynch.  Sun 11.30 am: Fergus McQuillian, Ann Chapman, Liam Beattie, Jim Wallace.  Ladies to help to clean the Church: May McMahon, Ethna McBrien, Siobhan McCartney, Nellie Conlon, Joan Melarkey.
Are you suffering the pain of loss?  Looking for help and understanding?  Beginning Experience (a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people) is offering a Residential Weekend of Healing in Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre3, Larne,, Friday 21st-Sunday 23rd March, ’14.  Application forms available on request.  For Further information please contact Phil on Tel: 028 90207645 or Marie Tel: 07542070835
Parish Collection 23.02.14:  £1206.50 and €90.50.  Loose change £176.30 and €20.60; total to parish funds £1382.80 and €111,10.  Education Collection is now due.  .
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on at 10.00 am.        
Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 01.03.14: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 02.03.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.  Sat 08.03.14:  Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 09.03.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Ann Rennick, Aghagay Park and Nuala Crudden, Treacy Terrace.                               Sun 11.30 am: The McManus Family, Derrykerrib. Sat 10.00 am: Gerald, Kathleen & Monia McNamee, Main St 
Sat 6.30 pm: Carmel & Donal O’Harte & parents Annie & Patrick, Clonmaulin.  Sun 11.30 am:
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday, Wednesday  and Friday at 7.00 pm.  Morning Mass: Tuesday at 9.30 am.   For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 02.03.14: Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden.  Sun 09.03.14: Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 2-10.00 am: Martin Lynch, Tonnaboy.   Mon 3-7.00 pm: The Carey Family, Lettergreen.
Fri 7-7.00 pm: Patrick & Kathleen Cannon, Adrian Heights. Sun 9-10.00 am:  Johnnie Cadden, Adrian Heights.
Pioneer Meeting in Donagh on this Tuesday, 4 March at 8.00 pm.                                                                                   
St Vincent de Paul Society Meeting in Newtown butler on Friday 7 March at 8.00 pm.


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Seventh Sunday of the Year (A)                            Parish of Galloon                                              23 February 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.

Turn the Other Cheek:  ‘Rise above it’; ‘Don’t lower yourself to their level’; ‘Turn the other cheek’.  It sounds like good advice, but of course it is not always easy.  Turning the other cheek is one thing, but do we have to go as far as actually loving our enemies?  Jesus says we do.  Moreover, we should pray for them.  A familiar sounding piece of advice from Jesus, we can sometimes forget to check if it applies to us.  When is the last time you actually prayed for someone who was giving you a hard time?  It is one of the more difficult sayings of Jesus.  But it is an ideal to strive for.  We can spend a lot of time deepening old wounds by holding onto issues from the past.  These issues can imprison us and as a result we can grow cold and bitter.  No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion.  People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.    NELSON MANDELA
Saint of the Week: Saturday 1st March-St David, Patron Saint of Wales where he was an Abbott and Bishop (6th century).  Taught some Irish Saints and had a huge influence on Monastic development in Ireland.  Died 601
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 3-23.02.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.   Group 4-02.03.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.
Temperance Sunday is next Sunday 2 March.  Normally the Confirmation Pledge is taken at Mass on this day.  Children from Primary 7 class will be given their Confirmation Pledge at the 11.30 am Mass next Sunday.
Trocaire Fast Boxes are available on the table at the back of both Churches.  Families are encouraged to take a box home with them and display in their living room.  All family members are invited to contribute something small each of the days of Lent.
NTB Ladies First Fermanagh Presentation Night in An Chead Chumann on Saturday, 1st March.
Galloon Ramblers Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 4th March at 7.30 pm in the Community Centre, NTB.  Relieve the boredom by getting out and walking with Galloon Ramblers.  Walks continue at 7.30 pm each night from Community Centre.  Please wear hi-vis gear.  See you there.
Galloon Parish History:  Could any Parishioners who have had a family member in Religious Orders please contact Paddy Chapman on Telephone No: 028 67738562.
John Paul II Award Meeting on this Monday night6, 24th February starting at 8.00 pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre, NTB.

Parish Collection 16.02.14:  £1088.50 and €49.00.  Loose change £187.30 and €10.70; total to parish funds £1275.80 and €59.70.  Education Collection is now due.  So far this Collection  has brought in £809.00 and €90.00.  This has shown a shortfall for the Diocesan Requirement.  If you have not made your contribution to this collection please do so as soon as possible.  The Diocese requirement is £5.00 per family.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Agnes Maguire, Aghnaglough and Malachy Woods, Killyraw  both of whom died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on each morning at 10.00 am.                                                                            Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm. Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 23.02.14:  Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 24.02.14: Roisin Crudden,   Brian Courtney.  Sat 01.03.14: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 02.03.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.

Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: John Quaile, Culliondoo. Sun 11.30 am:  Kathleen McKiernan. Wed 10.00 am: John and Tess Carson, High St.  Sat 10.00 am: Dessie and  Eileen Courtney. Sat 6.30 pm: Ann Rennick, Aghagay Park and Nuala Crudden, Treacy Terrace.Sun 11.30 am: The McManus Family, Derrykerrib.

Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday  at 7.00 pm.  Morning Mass: Tuesday at 9.30 am.   For the rest of the week as arranged from day to day.                                                                                                                
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sun 23.02.14: Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan. Sun 02.03.14: Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden.

Anniversary Masses:  Sun 23-10.00 am: Tommy Fitzpatrick and the Deceased Family members , Drumbarry.                  Mon 24-7.00 pm: Ellie McGoldrick, Belfast.  Sun 2-10.00 am: Martin Lynch, Tonnaboy.                                                  Mon 3-7.00 pm: The Carey Family, Lettergreen.
Pioneer Meeting in Donagh on Tuesday, 4 March at 8.00 pm.
Beginners Irish Conversation Classes will begin at St Pat’s Committee rooms in Donagh on this Wednesday 26th February from 8.00-9.30 pm, everyone welcome.  Céad Míle Fáilte roimh Gach duine.


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Sixth Sunday of the Year (A)                            Parish of Galloon                                              16 February 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Sunday Mass:  Be honest – are there times when we happily go along to Sunday Mass without so much as a thought to how we have lived that week.  Jesus has some strong words for us all in today’s Gospel.  We must first reconcile with our brothers and sisters and even be on good terms with our opponents before we approach the altar.  If we believe that all that is expected of us is to go to Mass on Sunday and ‘follow the rules’, we have missed something important along the way.  Jesus does not want us to merely follow the letter of the law.  Where is the joy or the challenge in that?  I read a comment recently about Pope Francis: ‘He seems to have read the book’.  His actions are speaking just as loud as his words, and even his words are challenging us to look at how we live and how we treat others.  The Gospels are not a rule book; they are a blueprint for a radical way of life.
Saint of the Week:  Friday 21-St Peter Damian:  St Peter Damian gave up teaching to become a Hermit.  Later he was Cardinal Bishop of Ostia, South of Rome.  He was an outstanding reformer of Church Life and discipline. 
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 2-16.02.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.  Group 3-23.02.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.
Temperance Sunday is on Sunday 2 March.  Normally the Confirmation Pledge is taken at Mass on this day.
FREE ICT, English and Maths short courses at different levels, up to GCSE, available to local people in their local community.  To find out more contact Mairead or Michelle on 07707073314 or Tel: 028 66329858 or e-mail Enniskillen@rutledgegroup.co.uk
Newtownbutler Reminiscence Night on this Monday night 17 February, at 8.00 pm in the Community Centre.  This week talking a look at Cassidy’s Buses and the demise of the GTNR Railway.  Come along and join in for a night of reminiscing.
Lough Derg-Seasonal Employment: Positions available: Catering/Domestic Assistant/Retail Assistant/First Aid Attendant/ Administrative Assistant/Boat Crew/Sacristan/Canto/Organist/Usher. Job Descriptions and Application Forms are available from HR Department, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal . Tel 0719861518 or e-mail to hr@loughderg.org or downloaded from www.looughderg.org by Thursday 6 March 2014 at 4.00 pm.
Do you wear NHS Hearing Aids?  Come to our FREE drop-clinic for advice on: how to use and maintain your aids, information on hearing loss/tinnitus.  If you have a concern about your hearing we offer a free hearing check. NHS batteries distributed.  Clinic in Maplegroup Practice Health Centre Lisnaskea on Monday 17 Feb, 10th March from 11.30am-1.00pm.  No need to make an appointment.  For further information contact Lisa 028 66324400.
Art Class starting on Thursday, 20 February in Community Centre, NTB. Please contact Joyce Graham with any queries Tel 028 67738492.
Galloon Thursday Club Social Monthly evening take places on this Thursday, 20 Feb in Mulligan’s Lounge, Newtownbutler starting at 7.00 pm.  Everyone welcome. 
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.
Parish Collection 09.02.14:  £987.30 and €69.90.  Loose change £242.10 and €96.60; total to parish funds £1229.40 and €166.50.  Education Collection is now due.  A levy of £5.00 per family is expected so please be generous.
Pray for the repose of the soul of John Pat McElroy, Galloon Gardens, who died during the week.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his grieving family and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.00 am.   Evening Mass on Friday at 8.00 pm.                                    
Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.                                                    
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm.         Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 16.02.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney. Sun 17.,02.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.  Sat 23.02.14:  Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 24.02.14: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm:  Alphonsous & Bridget Mulligan,, Camphill Pk & The Deceased Family Members.  Sun 11.30 am:  Jim & Benny Allen, High St. Fri 10.00 am: John & Tess Carson, High St. Fri 8.00 pm: Month’s Mind Joan McLoughlin, Kevenagh. Sat 10.00 am: Helen & John Billy Wilson. Sat 6.30 pm: John Quaile, Culliondoo. Sun 11.30 am:  Kathleen McKiernan.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday  at 7.00 pm.  Morning Mass: Tuesday at 9.30 am.                                                                                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sun 16.02.14: Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.  Sun 23.02.14: Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 16-10.00 am: Gabrielle Lavelle, Alexander Rise.   Mon 17-07.00 pm: Terence Bridget McCabe, Ballagh.  Sun 23-10.00 am: Tommy Fitzpatrick & Deceased Family , Drumbarry. Mon 24-7.00 pm: Ellie McGoldrick, Belfast.


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Fifth Sunday of the Year (A)                            Parish of Galloon                                                9 February 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Where would we be without technology?  But there are downsides .  It brings to mind a documentary I saw recently about teenagers’ use of social media.  In it, a mother described her son’s interaction with her while he was also using his phone or laptop as ‘fractured presence’, though she admitted to being guilty of the same thing when on her own computer.  Try talking to anyo9ne who is texting or scrolling through Facebook as you’re speaking to them.  At best you are getting about half of their full attention.  Our world is full of new ways of communicating.  But what about allowing our own light to really shine for others?  Are we allowing ourselves the time and space to let the light of the world in, and to allow our own light to shine out?
Saints of the Week:  St Cyril and St Methodius brothers from Thessalonica in Greece.  Preached the Gospel in Moravia using their own translation of the Scripture.  Made patrons of Europe by John Paul II in 1980.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 1-09.02.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan Greene, Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.       Group 2-16.02.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
Ash Wednesday, 5 March-A Day of Friendship and Prayer on Lough Derg with Special Guest Speaker Rev John Dunlop, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church and retir4ed Minister.  Boats run from 10.00 am.  Admission €25 includes boat far, tea/coffee, services and lunch.  Advance booking is essential.  Telephone 071 9861518                                     (from NI 686 323;91).              E-mail: info@loughderg.org                     www.loughderg.org
Faith and Light Fiesta  takes place today, Sunday 9 February in St Ronan’s Parish Centre at 3.00 pm.  Everyone welcome.
John Paul II Award:  The next meeting will take place on this Monday, 10 February 2014 at 8.00 pm in the Newtownbutler Pastoral Centre.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
Parish Collection 02.02.14:  The Priests of the Parish thank you for your offerings on 02.02.14.  As well green envelopes returned £370.00 and €20.00.  Loose change £173.80 and €33.30; total to parish funds £543.80.0 and €53.30. 

Education Collection is now due.  A levy of £5.00 per family is expected so please be generous.  There are just over 800 families in the parish, if this collection does not take in £4000.00 the shortfall has to be met from the parish funds.


Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.00 am.   Evening Mass on Friday at 8.00 pm.                                    
Confessions: Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.                                                    
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  

Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 09.02.14: Margaret Qualie, Dearbhla McPhillips.                                                                   Sun 10.02.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.  Sat 16.02.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.                 
Sun 17.,02.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.

Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Frank and Agnes Jones, Camphill Pk. Sun 11.30 am: Dermott and Maureen McCormack, High St.  Sun 3.00 pm:  Comhaltas Mass.  Wed 10.00 am: The Gunn Family, Kilnacran.  Thurs 10.00 am: Marina Brown/Harding and Noeleen Brown.  Fri 08.00 pm: Month’s Mind Anna Gunn, Derrykenny.  Sat 10.00 am: Joe and Catherine Woods and The Maguire Famnilies, Cullion and Clonaroo.     Sat 6.30 pm:  Alphonsous and Bridget Mulligan,, Camphill Pk and The Deceased Family Members.              Sun 11.30 am:  Jim and Benny Allen, High Street.

Donagh:  Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday  at 7.00 pm.       Morning Mass on Tuesday at 9.30 am.                                                                                                                  

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 09.02.14:  Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.                                                                   Sun 16.02.14: Bronagh Logtan, Brendan Mulligan.

Anniversary Masses:  Sun 9-10.00 am: John and Margaret Mohan and The Deceased Family Members, Bohora.  Mon 10-7.00 pm:  ___________                                                                                                                                     
Sun 16-10.00 am: Gabrielle Lavelle, Alexander Rise.          Mon 17-07.00 pm: Terence and  Bridget McCabe, Ballagh


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The Presentation of Our Lord (A)                            Parish of Galloon                                                2 February 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Image of Mary and Joseph:  Today, just 40 days after Christmas, we celebrate the day Jesus was presente43d in the Temple.  Echoing the Gospels, the liturgical year does not permit us to bask in the Christmas afterglow for too long.  While Jesus is still a child, there are warnings about the fate that is to befall him.  He is destined to be rejected, and Mary is also warned ‘A sword will pierce your own soul too’.  A shadow hangs over this joyous occasion.  We might fee, too, that the glow of Christmas fades rather quickly, and we are back to the grindstone in no time.  But what really strikes me today is the image of Mary and Joseph stood there wondering at the things that were being said about him’.  At various times in the Gospel of Luke we find Mary ‘treasuring’ and ‘pondering’ events.  We too have lots to ponder.  What is your take on who Jesus is?
Saint of the Week: Wed 5th-St Agatha died a Martyr for the faith at Catania in Sicily in the Third Century.  Patron of Bell.                       
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on  Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 4-02.02.14:  Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.  Group 1-09.02.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan Greene, Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Blessing of the Throats-Monday 3rd after the 10.00 am Mass in Newtownbutler and before and after the Evening Mass in Donagh at 7.00 pm.
Friday 7th –First Friday.  We honour the Sacred Heart.  Confessions for the First Friday: Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7.00-8.00 pm and in Donagh before the 7.00 pm Mass.
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:  Wednesday-Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Cornavray, Derryadd, Killaghy.  Thursday-The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens, Kilready.  Friday-Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Wattlebridge, Clonaroo, Derrykerrib, Starraghan.
Stress Management Course will be held in the Family Resource Centre, Main St, Lisnaskea (down entry at McBrien’s Newsagents) starting on Tuesday, 4 February at 1.30 pm.  Come along and join.
Reminiscence Night  continues this Monday night,  in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler at 8.00 pm.  Topic this week is memories of the railway, who worked on it and what was journeys like and when did it close.  Come along and tell us your memories.  Oak Healthy Living begins a 4 week community reminiscence class in Millennium Hall, Donagh starting this Thursday night at 8.00 pm.  Topics to be discussed will be chosen week to week.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Monthly Meeting in Adoration Bookshop, Donagh after the 7.00 pm Mass on this Monday, 3 February.  Everyone welcome.
NIAPA AGM on Thursday, 6 Feb in Enniskillen Agriculture College at 8.00 pm.  TOPIC: CAP Reform.  Everyone welcome.
Newtownbutler CCE Traditional Weekend –Friday 7th-Sunday 9th February 2014.  Opening Concert on Friday 7th in the Parish Hall, NTB at 7.30 pm.  Saturday Workshops at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Primary School in various instruments, all levels and ages welcome.  Sunday Comhaltas Mass at 3.00 pm followed by Concert in Community Centre.  For more information or booking contact Sinead Tel: 028677 38321 or 07934502233.
Collectors for February:  Sat 6.30 pm: John James Caughey, Eugene Hueston, Richie McPhillips, Brian Courtney.     Sun 11.30 am: John Erwin, Phil McGovern, Joe Mohan, Sean McDermott.                                                                              Ladies to help to clean the Church:  Rose Moore, Ethan McGovern, Bernie Erwin, Anna McDermott.
Parish Collection 26.01.14:  £1022.40 and €156.20.   Loose change £222.60 and €48.60; total to parish funds £1245.00.0 and €204.80.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Phyllis West, Lisnaskea (mother of Laura West and sister of Liam Beattie) and Patricia Rice, Maguiresbridge (niece of Jimmy Heaney) who died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving  families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.00 am.                         Confessions: Thursday 7.00-8.00 pm; Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.   Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am                                                                                                                                      
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 01.02.14:  Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon. Sun 02.02.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Mary Ann, Jack & Jimmy Connolly, Wattlebridge.  Sun 11.30 am: Hugh & Winnie Maxwell, Mullaghaboy. Sat 10.00 am: Catherine Courtney, Starraghan. Sat 6.30 pm: Frank & Agnes Jones, Camphill Pk. Sun 11.30 am: Dermott & Maureen McCormack, High St.  Sun 3.00 pm:  Comhaltas Mass.
Donagh:  Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday and Friday at 7.00 pm. Confessions: Friday before 7.00 pm Mass.                                                                                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 02.02.14:  Jenna Connolly, Noleen Maguire.  Sun 09.02.14:  Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott. 
Anniversary Masses: Sun 2nd-10.00 am: Anna Connolly, Drumlone.    Mon 3-7.00 pm: Eamon McMahon, Moorlough. Fri 7-7.00 pm: Teddy Sweeney, Moorlough.  Sun 9-10.00 am: John & Margaret Mohan & Deceased Family Members, Bohora.
Hillside Women’s Group Old Thyme Dancing Classes starting on Tuesday, 4 February  in the Millennium Hall Donagh for 4 weeks starting at 10.30 am-12.30 pm each week. Admission £3.  Everyone welcome.  Tutor Marie Phelam.
Pioneer Meeting in Donagh on Tuesday 4th February at 8.00 pm.
St Vincent de Paul Society Meeting in Donagh on Friday 7 February after the 7.00 pm Mass.


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Third Sunday of the Year  (A)  (Catholics Schools Week)             Parish of Galloon                     26 January 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Catholic Schools Week (26 January-2 February):  This week, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  Every year the Church in Ireland takes one week in the year to celebrate the great gift of the Catholic Schools in Ireland.  It is an opportunity for us to focus on the Catholic Schools in our parish and the tremendous work being done there.  The theme of Catholic Schools Week this year is:  Catholic Schools – Places of Faith and Learning.  It is a reminder that a school is not just a place where lessons are taught, but that it is a place of faith, where the school community builds up and becomes the body of Christ.  The Gospel tells us of the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus and the call of the first disciples.  We focus on the fact that our Catholic School plays a very public part of the ministry of the Church in Ireland and one where the vocation of every Christian who is part of the school community is nourished, sustained and strengthened.
To mark Catholic Schools Week and celebrate Grandparents Day, St Mary’s Primary School, Newtownbutler will celebrate at the 10.00 am Mass in the Church this Wednesday, 29 January 2014.  Everyone welcome.;
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on  Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers: Group 3-26.-01.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon,                              Jamie McCaffrey.     Group 4-02.02.14:  Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch
Pilgrimage to Fatima on 25 September, 2014 departing from Dublin €774 plus €25 insurance (if required).  If paid in full by 3rd February €100 off price or €50 off deposit of €200.  Spiritual Directors: Fr Jimmy McPhillips and Fr Raymond Donnelly.  For full details please contact Noeleen Keenan, Carrickmacross Tel: 00353 879828831.
Oak Healthy Living Reminiscence Night  this Monday night, 27 January in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler   Come along for another discussion, cup of tea and a few hours of chat.  Tutor is Michael McPhillips and class starts  at 8.00 pm.
Fostering Requirements:  The Western Health Trust Area stretches from Limavady to Lisnaskea and takes in parts of Co L’derry and Co Tyrone as well as Fermanagh.  We have a great need for foster carers in this area.  To try to reach to people of this great need we are planning information evenings  in the following places:  Monday 27 Jan in the Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh, Tuesday 28 Jan in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, Wednesday 29 Jan in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen and Thursday 30 Jan in DaVincis Hotel, Derry.  Each of these evenings all start at 7.30 pm.  If you would like to foster please attend someone  of these venues or contact the Fostering Team in Omagh Telephone 028 82835264
Calling all country music lovers. Dancing to country music start Lisa McHugh on February 12th in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan.  Tickets €15 and are available from the Hillgrove Hotel or contact Triona on 00353 851623670.  Proceeds in aid of a specialised sprung gymnastic floor at Killeevan gymnastic club.

Newtownbutler CCE Traditional Weekend –Friday 7th-Sunday 9th February 2014.  Opening Concert on Friday 7th in the Parish Hall, NTB at 7.30 pm.  Saturday Workshops at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Primary School in various instruments, all levels and ages welcome.  Sunday Comhaltas Mass at 3.00 pm followed by Concert in Community Centre.  For more information or booking contact Sinead Tel: 028677 38321 or 07934502233.
Parish Collection 19.01.14:  £11920 and €121.40.   Loose change £1143.30 and €42.10; total to parish funds £1336.10 and €163.50.

Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10.00 am.                         Confessions:  Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.   Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am                                                                                                                                      
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 25.01.14:  Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 26.01.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.  Sat 01.02.14: 
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30 pm:  The Deceased Members of the Timmins and Fitzpatrick Families, Clonaroo and Derrykerrib.  Sun 11.30 am: Maura, Finbar, Joseph and Pat Byrne and June and Michael O’Sullivan, Cork.   Sat 10.00 am: Rose Ann Creighan, Keady.  Sat 6.30 pm: Mary Ann, Jack and Jimmy Connolly, Wattlebridge.   Sun 11.30 am: Hugh and Winnie Maxwell, Mullaghaboy.

Donagh:  Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.                                                                                                                   
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 18.01.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.  Sun 26.01.14: Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.
Anniversary Masses: Sun 26-10.00 am:  Patrick Collins, Adrian Heights.  Mon 27-7.00 pm: James and Elizabeth McBrien, Coolnasillagh.  Sun 2nd-10.00 am: Anna Connolly, Drumlone. Mon 3-7.00 pm: Eamon McMahon, Moorlough.

Hillside Women’s Group are having Old Thyme Dancing Classes starting on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 in the Millennium Hall Donagh for 4 weeks starting at 10.30 am-12.30 pm each week.  Admission £3.00.  Everyone welcome.  Tutor Marie Phelam.


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Second Sunday of the Year  (A)  (World Day of Migrants and Refugees)             Parish of Galloon    19 January 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Part and Partial of Our Faith:  Whether we are at home or in a foreign land we should live in peace and harmony with all, respecting each other’s human rights and dignity no matter our culture, colour or beliefs.  For us as Christians this is not just about being nice – it is part and parcel of our faith – something which we are called by God to do.  This made abundantly clear again and again in the Bible and in Church teaching.
On World Day of Migrants and Refugees, we pray for those who have had to flee their homes; that the lands from which they flee may be restored to peace and that they may be welcomed in the lands to which they have been forced to flee.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on  Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour.
Mass Servers:  Group 2-19.01.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.           Group 3-26.-01.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.
Leaflet Available on table at back of Church in Newtownbutler today detailing the new arrangements for booking Anniversary Masses and arrangements put in place in the event of a funeral or a wedding.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January).  There will be special prayers offered on these days for unity among all Christians.
Catholic Schools Week (26 January-2February).  Sunday 26 January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2014.  The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic Schools make to our local communities and society in general.
St Eugene’s College, Roslea:  To mark its 45th Anniversary year St Eugene’s College, Roslea is having a special Mass of celebration in St Tierney’s Church, Roslea on Thursday 23 January at 7.00 pm.  Bishop Liam MacDaid will be the chief celebrant.  Following mass refreshments will be served in St Eugene’s College.  There will also be an extensive archive of photographs and memorabilia on display.  We would appreciate if past pupils or members of the community could provide us with any relevant material as soon as possible e.g. photographs, newspaper cuttings, school magazines, videos, etc.  All items will be returned.  Please contact Malachy McConnell, Kevin Boyle or Jimmy Cosgrove in the College.  Tel: 028 67751258 or 07725470937.  Choir Practice for this Mass will be held in St Eugene’s College on Wednesday 22nd January at 8.00 pm.  Past pupils and anyone who would like to sing in the choir are very welcome to come along.
Oak Healthy Living Reminiscence Nights starts this Monday night, 20 January for a 4 week course in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler   Each week will see a topic of local history interest and ideas of how to record and document them will be discussed.  Tutor is Michael McPhillips and class will take place at 8.00 pm each night.
Have you a child ready to start P.1 in September or a child to start Nursery?  Bunscoil & Naiscoil an Traonaigh still have some spaces available.  If you are interested in Irish-Medium education in a wonderful setting, then please call 028 677 22979 or 028 677 24441 to find out more information.
Fostering Requirements:  The Western Health Trust Area stretches from Limavady to Lisnaskea and takes in parts of Co L’derry and Co Tyrone as well as Fermanagh.  We have a great need for foster carers in this area.  To try to reach to people of this great need we are planning information evenings  in the following places:  Monday 27 Jan in the Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh, Tuesday 28 Jan in the Fir Trees Hotel, Strabane, Wednesday 29 Jan in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen and Thursday 30 Jan in DaVincis Hotel, Derry.  Each of these evenings all start at 7.30 pm.  If you would like to foster please attend someone  of these venues or contact the Fostering Team in Omagh Telephone 028 82835264.
Parish Collection 12.01.14:  £1060.40 and €185.20.   Loose change £180.80 and €63.30; total to parish funds £1241.20 and €248.50.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Hugh McGloin, Monaghan (father of Raymond McGloin, Lurganboy) and Joan McLaughlin, Kevenagh (sister of Gerard and Peter McLoughlin)  who died last weekend.    May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   No Morning Masses this week.Confessions:  Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.                                                      Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am                                                                                Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 18.01.14:  Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.   Sun 19.01.14:  Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.  Sat 25.01.14:  Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 26.01.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30 pm: John, Kathleen and Anthony McGovern, Gortgranagh.  Sun 11.30 am: Jimmy Halpin, Camphill Park.  Sat 6.30 pm:  The Deceased Members of the Timmins and Fitzpatrick Families, Clonaroo & Derrykerrib.  Sun 11.30 am: Maura, Finbar, Joseph and Pat Byrne and June and Michael O’Sullivan, Cork. 
Donagh:  Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.  No Morning Mass this week.                                                                                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 18.01.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.  Sun 26.01.14: Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.
Anniversary Masses: Sun 19-10.00 am: Maisie Smyth, Screevagh.  Mon 20-7.00 pm: Sarah and Francis Treacy, Greaghcashel.  Sun 26-10.00 am:  Patrick Collins, Adrian Heights.  Mon 27-7.00 pm: James & Elizabeth McBrien, Coolnasillagh.
West Clogher Dinner Dance is on Sunday 26th January 2014.  Music by Country Cousins.  Guest Speaker – Fr Raymond Donnelly.  Ticket only which are available from The Donagh Pioneer Centre.
Donagh Development are hosting an Old Tyme Dance on Friday 24 January in the Millennium Hall, Donagh.  Music is by Brendan Magee, dancing from 10.00 pm and supper served.


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The Baptism of the Lord  (A)                                  Parish of Galloon                                  12 January 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
We all are the Church:  Pope Francis recently set us some homework: to find out the date of our baptism.  He add: ‘We are all part of the Church.  If you say you believe in God, and if you say you believe in God but not in the Church, you’re saying you don’t believe in yourself, and that’s a contradiction.  We all are the Church, all of us.  From that little child recently Baptised to the bishops and Pope, all of us’.  He is reminding us to think deeply about what our baptism means for us, that moment when we were sent out to be part of God’s mission in this world, in our local communities and sent out to minister to those around us, even if we feel unworthy of such a task.  Take example from John the Baptist today and don’t forget your homework!
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on  Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am -9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour.
Mass Servers:  Group 1-12.01.2014:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.        Group 2-19.01.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
Leaflet Available on table at back of Church in Newtownbutler next Sunday detailing the new arrangements for booking Anniversary Masses and arrangements put in place in the event of a funeral or a wedding.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (18-25 January).  There will be special prayers offered on these days for unity among all Christians.
Faith and Light Fiesta will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3.00 pm in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler Everybody welcome.
The Pope John-Paul 2 Award:  The first meeting of 2014 for the Pope John-Paul 2 Award participants is arranged for Monday, 13 January 2014 in the Parish Pastroal Office, St Mary’s Church, Newtownbutler at 8.00 pm.  A full attendance is required, please.
The Lourdes and Taize Pilgrimage Booking Form will go online on Tuesday, 14 January.  John Paul 2 participants interested are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.  NB:  There are two forms for each pilgrim available from the Parish Office before it goes online.
St Eugene’s College, Roslea:  To mark its 45th Anniversary year St Eugene’s College, Roslea is having a special Mass of celebration in St Tierney’s Church, Roslea on Thursday 23 January at 7.00 pm.  Bishop Liam MacDaid will be the chief celebrant.  Following mass refreshments will be served in St Eugene’s College.  There will also be an extensive archive of photographs and memorabilia on display.  We would appreciate if past pupils or members o the community could provide us with any relevant material as soon as possible eg photographs, newspaper cuttings, school magazines, videos, etc.  All items will be returned.  Please contact Malachy McConnell, Kevin Boyle or Jimmy Cosgrove in the College.  Tel: 028 67751258 or 07725470o937.
Choir Practice for this Mass will be held in St Eugene’s College on Thursday, 16th and Wednesday 22nd January at 8.00 pm.  Past pupils and anyone who would like to sing in the choir are very welcome to come along.
Galloon Thursday Club Social Evening   will be held this Thursday night, 16 January, 2014 in Mulligan’s Lounge, Newtownbutler starting at 7.00 pm.  Everyone welcome.  New members are also welcome.
Parish Collection 05.01.14:  The Priest of the Parish thank you for your offerings on 05.01.14.  Green Envelopes returned £565.50 and €68.60.   Loose change £110.30 and €43.30; total to parish funds £752.80 and €111.90.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
Pray for the repose of the souls of Anna Gunn, Derrykenny who died during the week and Violet Teggart,  (sister of the late Edward Teggart, Main Street) who died in Scotland recently.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Mass on Wednesday and Thursday  at 10.00 am.  Saturday at 10.00 am if there is an Anniversary.   Confessions:  Saturday 12.00-1.00 pm.                                                                                                                Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am                                                                                 Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 11.01.14:  Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.                                                                        Sun 12.01.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.  Sat 18.01.14:  Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.                              Sun 19.01.14:  Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30 pm:  Vincent McGeehan, Drummurl.  Sun 11.30 am:  Frank and  Kathleen Carey, Lurganboy Pk. Thurs 10.00 am: Frank, Nellie & Noel Sheridan, Kilgarrow. Fri 7.30 pm:  Month’s Mind George Wilson, Gortgommon Pk.  Sat 6.30 pm: John, Kathleen and Anthony McGovern, Gortgranagh.  Sun 11.30 am: Jimmy Halpin, Camphill Park 
Donagh:  Sun Mass at 10.00 am.  Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.  Morning Mass: Tuesday at 9.30 am.                                                                                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 11.01.14:  Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.  Sun 18.01.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.
Anniversary Masses: Sun 12th-10.00 am:  Deceased Members of St Pat’s GFC. Mon 13th-7.00 pm:  Hugh and Eileen Connolly, Adrian Heights.  Sun 19-10.00 am: Maisie Smyth, Screevagh.  Mon 20-7.00 pm: Sarah and Francis Treacy, Greaghcashel.
West Clogher Dinner Dance is on Sunday 26th January 2014.  Music by Country Cousins.  Guest Speaker – Fr Raymond Donnelly.  Ticket only which are available from The Donagh Pioneer Centre.