GALLOON PARISH 
BULLETIN 2016


Third Sunday of Lent Parish of Galloon 19th March 2017 Parish Priest : Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
  Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm Telephone 028677 37935.  
 Email: www.galloon parish@gmail.com Website: www.galloonparish.com  
  Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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