GALLOON PARISH 
BULLETIN 2016


19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 13th August 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Looking at Jesus: I’m fascinated by the first step of Peter as he climbed over the side of the boat. He was looking at Jesus, not at the water. His mind was charged with Jesus’ invitation “Come”. So often the way out of depression, fear or anxiety is not a thought or a consideration but a physical step. I take a risk and find myself strong enough to walk forward, keeping my eyes on the Lord. (Sacred Space)
Tuesday 15th August is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast day commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. Because it signifies the Blesses Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian Feasts and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses for the Feast Day: Donagh Monday evening at 7pm. Newtownbutler Tuesday at 7.30pm.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 13/8: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 20/8: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Weekday Mass Tuesday at 7pm.Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am.  
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 12/8Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott
Sun 13/8Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sat 19/8Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 20/8Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Anniversary Masses
Sat 12/8Months Mind for Kitty Mohan, Corlatt
Philip Wilson, Lurganboy Park and deceased family members
Mary Donohue and deceased family members, Derrykerrib & Sandholes
Sun 13/8Months Mind for Kathleen Cadden, Gortgommon Park
Sat 19/8Benny McDermott, Camphill Park
Patricia and Frankie Reilly, Starraghan
Daniel McAdam, Kilnakirk
20/8Months Mind for Mary Teresa McKenna, Drumquilla

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 13/8Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 20/8Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 13/8Packie and Noel Tierney, Carrowmore
Sun 20/8Francie, Susan and John Thomas Lynch, Bunneil and deceased family members
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 & on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 6th August£The Parish Priest thanks you for your offerings of 6th August
Weekly Envelopes 285.4068.20Total: £497.80
Loose Change212.4038.10 €100.20
Repair and Maintenance for month of July126992

Recently Deceased: We pray for the souls of Mary McKinley (Brigid O’Keefe’s Sister) and Margaret Casey (Eoghan Casey’s Mother). May they rest in peace.  

Clogher Diocesan One day Retreat to Lough Derg on Saturday 19th August 2017. Led by Mgr Joseph McGuinness. Advance booking is essential before Tuesday 15th August.

FAITHFEST Lough Derg is a 3 day youth festival for young people aged 14-17 which takes place from the 15th-17th August. The festival will feature live music, opportunities for reflection, various workshops, reconciliation and celebrating the Eucharist. It'll be a chance to meet with other likeminded young people who want to explore their faith in a safe environment.  
Booking is available on www.clogherdonoige.com/booking. Tel 00353 4772784

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin 

Anniversary of the Apparition at Knock – Monday 21st August. Witnesses’ Walk will take place at 7pm outside the Chapel of Reconciliation and will follow a short route around the village and Shrine grounds, pausing at key points. It will end with a minutes silence and prayers in the Apparition Chapel at 8pm. This special walk is to give recognition to all of the people who witnessed the Apparition at Knock on the 21st August 1879. (Details of Ireland’s National Novena in honour of our Lady of Knock are on Church noticeboard)
 
 Parents of children with Epilepsy – 4 week STEPS free course to support you and your child in the management and day to day life with epilepsy. Starts 6th September in the Iontas Centre, Castleblaney and runs every Wednesday evening over the 4 weeks. For more information call Mary at Epilepsy Ireland at 042 9337585 or email mbaker@epilepsy.ie

St Kevin’s Summer Scheme – for all pupils going into Year 8 in September the summer scheme is on Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th August
Transport pick up points as below:
Roslea – McCauges 8.50am Dernawilt Shop 9am
Donagh Shop – 9.10am Newtownbutler Parish Hall – 8.50am
Brookeborough Spar Shop – 8.50am Maguiresbridge bus stop – 9am
  The buses will return to the above venues at 2.30pm each day

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The Transfiguration of the Lord Parish of Galloon 6th August 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
In the Scriptures, the mountains are often places where people encounter God. Jesus takes the disciples up to the mountain top to pray, to a quiet place, away from all the attention and the crowds. They have the most wonderful experience as we read in the Gospel today. Being transfigured: From the event of the Transfiguration I would like to take two significant elements that can be summed up in two words: ascent and descent. We all need to go apart, to ascend the mountain in a space of silence, to find ourselves and better perceive the voice of the Lord. This we do in prayer. But we cannot stay there! Encounter with God in prayer inspires us anew to “descend the mountain” and return to the plain where we meet many brothers and sisters weighed down by fatigue, sickness, injustice, ignorance, poverty both material and spiritual. To these brothers and sisters in difficulty, we are called to bear the fruit of that experience with God, by sharing the grace we have received. Pope Francis

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 6/8: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown 13/8: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard
Morning Mass Wednesday and Friday at 10am.  
Thurs 10/8St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 5/8Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 6/8Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 12/8Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott
Sun 13/8Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Anniversary Masses
Sat 5/8Catherine Jones and Frank and Agnes Jones, Camphill Park 
Jim and Philomena McGovern, Mullnahorn
Betty Ftzpatrick, Kiltober
Sun 6/8The People of the Parish
Sat 12/8Months Mind for Kitty Mohan, Corlatt
Philip Wilson, Lurganboy Park and deceased family members
Mary Donohue and deceased family members, Derrykerrib & Sandholes
Sun 13/8Months Mind for Kathleen Cadden, Gortgommon Park

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 6/8Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey  
Sun 13/8Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack

Anniversary Masses
Sun 6/8Mary and Eddie McGeary, Ballyhullagh
Moira Gleeson, Kilturk
Terry McGorman, Adrian Heights
Sun 13/8Packie and Noel Tierney, Carrowmore

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 & on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 30th July£Total
Weekly Envelopes 1299148.70£1496.50
Loose Change197.5038.80€187.50
Direct Debits for month of July707.5060Many Thanks

Clogher Diocesan One day Retreat to Lough Derg on Saturday 19th August 2017. Led by Mgr Joseph McGuinness. Advance booking is essential before Tuesday 15th August.

BLESSING OF GRAVES IN GALLOON PARISH
Donagh New Cemetery: 1st Friday in September (1st September) after 7pm Mass
Donagh Old Cemetery: Sunday October 29th after 10am Mass
Newtownbutler
Galloon Old Cemetery: Sunday October 29th after 11.30am Mass 
St Mary’s: Sunday October 29th at 3pm along with a Memorial Service for whole parish

WEDDINGS IN OUR PARISH: Please note that from 1st September 2017 there will be a nominal charge of £200 for the use of the Church for weddings. This needs to be paid at the time of booking and will help towards the rising costs of light, heating, insurance etc 

Fantastic Fun Day in Play Park, Newtownbutler on August 19th from 1pm – 5pm. Lots of amusements and activities. Watch out for the posters. Please support

Pick of the Week - My Country, My Faith: Ireland on EWTN Wednesday at 7pm. Fr Bernard McGuckian tells us the stories of those Irish martyrs who paid the ultimate price, especially for the sake of the Eucharist.

Leave a little room for God
Leave a little room for God, as you’re going through the day
Leave a little room for God, you know he won’t get in your way
Save a little place inside, somewhere you can call your own
Then leave a little room for God, and you won’t ever be alone Neil Diamond
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17th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 30th July 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
In the immediate aftermath of the horrific bomb attack in Manchester in May of this year, the hashtag #roomformanchester began to trend on social media. In the midst of the chaos and terror, locals were opening up their homes and hearts to anyone who needed help. Local people offered food or a cuppa, a place to charge phones or a bed for the night. Taxi drivers offered free lifts home to those who had been stranded. Hotels took in teenagers separated from their parents and people queued to donate blood. In the face of such an evil act, kindness and goodness shone through. Difficult times often bring out the best in people. We see it in the way friends rally around a bereaved family, or communities raise money to help a sick child. There are treasures in our communities that we could never put a price on. Jesus talks today about hidden treasures and fine pearls, and prompts the question – what is most important to us, and what are we willing to sacrifice for it? Sometimes treasures like compassion and love are there for all to see and other times they are hidden or buried and we have to go in search of them, and to remember to bring them to others. The kingdom of God is always close at hand and within each of us.

Friday 4th August is First Friday and we honour the Sacred Heart: Mass in St Mary’s on Friday at 9.30am and in Donagh at 7pm. Confessions for First Friday: Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7 - 8pm, Sat 12 – 1pm and in Donagh before Friday’s 7pm Mass
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound this week: 
Wednesday: Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Cornavray, Derryanny. Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street Kilready. Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Bohora.
Month of August: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: Eamon Lynch, Thomas Caughey, Sharon McPhilips  
11.30am Mass: Liam Beattie, Gearld Nicholl, Sean McDermott, Joe Mohan
Ladies to help clean the Church: Susan Caughey, Majella McDonald, Patricia McCusker

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Morning Mass Wednesday and Thursday at 10am & Friday at 9.30 am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 29/7Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 30/7Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Sat 5/8Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 6/8Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 29/7Robbie West, Lurganboy Park
Months Mind for Paul Preston, Newtownbutler & New Zealand 
Sun 30/7The People of the Parish
Sat 5/8Catherine Jones and Frank and Agnes Jones, Camphill Park 
Jim and Philomena McGovern, Mullnahorn
Betty Ftzpatrick, Kiltober
Altar Servers 30/7: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin 6/8: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday and Friday evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged 
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 30/7Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 6/8Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 30/7Jimmy Carey, Lettergreen 
Deceased members of McDermott family, Drumhose
Fri 4/8Pat and Jim Herbert, Donagh
Sun 6/8Mary and Eddie McGeary, Ballyhullagh
Moira Gleeson, Kilturk
Terry McGorman, Adrian Heights

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 23rd July£Total
Weekly Envelopes 942.3089.20£1194.40
Loose Change252.1015.60€267.70
Special Trocaire Appeal3650700Monies passed to Bishop’s Office

Baptisms:We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in July : Conor Burns and Lucas Hoper

Fantastic Fun Day in Play Park, Newtownbutler on August 19th from 1pm – 5pm. Lots of amusements and activities. Watch out for the posters. Please support! Fundraising Appeal for unwanted teddy bears – please leave them in NTB Community Centre. Many thanks!

Clogher Diocesan One day Retreat to Lough Derg on Saturday 19th August 2017. Led by Mgr Joseph McGuinness. Advance booking is essential before Tuesday 15th August.

BLESSING OF GRAVES IN GALLOON PARISH
Donagh New Cemetery: 1st Friday in September (1st September) after 7pm Mass
Donagh Old Cemetery: Sunday October 29th after 10am Mass
Newtownbutler
Galloon Old Cemetery: Sunday October 29th after 11.30am Mass 
St Mary’s: Sunday October 29th at 3pm along with a Memorial Service for whole parish
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16th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 23rd July 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
In 2009, the first Darkness into Light event in aid of Pieta House took place in Dublin. Around 400 people walked that year to raise funds for the suicide prevention charity. Fast forward to May this year and more than 130,000 people took part in 150 DIL events across Ireland and worldwide. Darkness into Light is a great example of a movement which has grown from a small seed into a major force for good. The parable of the mustard seed, which we hear today, shows us that fantastic things can emerge from the most modest of beginnings, the “smallest of all seeds”. The Disciples who first heard Jesus speak were ordinary people – not the religious leaders of the time nor in positions of power or influence. But they were the seeds from which the Church would grow down through the ages. Each act of kindness or forgiveness, each time we spread the Good News of Jesus in our own way, we are hastening the spread of God’s kingdom. These seeds grown and multiply, and bear fruit even if we cannot always see the results. We can’t change the world in one go - but we can change our world

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 23/7: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 30/7: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Weekday Masses: Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 22/7Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 23/7Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 29/7Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 30/7Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Anniversary Masses
Sat 22/7Seamus and Kevin Harte, Gortbrannan and deceased family members
Deceased of the Baker Family, Camphill Park
Sun 23/71st Anniversary Mass for Pat Creighan
Wed 26/7Noeleen Brown and Marina Brown Harding
Sat 29/7Robbie West, Lurganboy Park
Months Mind for Paul Preston, Newtownbutler & New Zealand 
Sun 30/7The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily.
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 23/7Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Sun 30/7Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 23/7Rita Breen, London and Donagh
John O’Hagan, Kilturk North
Sun 30/7Jimmy Carey, Lettergreen 
Deceased members of McDermott family, Drumhose

Baptisms: Celebrated 1st Saturday in Newtownbutler at 3pm and 3rd Saturday in Donagh at 3pm
Confessions in Newtownbutler every Saturday between 12 - 1pm.  
Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm and on Sunday from 7-9pm. Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm
Collection for week-end 16th July£Total
Weekly Envelopes 792.60158.30£1019.20
Loose Change226.6019.40€177.70

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of the soul of Kitty Mohan, Corlatt and Kathleen Cadden, Gortgommon Park. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends.  

Clogher Diocesan One day Retreat to Lough Derg on Saturday 19th August 2017. Led by Mgr Joseph McGuinness this day has proven to be a special occasion for many individuals, families, groups, the Parish family and the Diocesan family. Advance booking is essential before Tuesday 15th August.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cisterican College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August. For young people ages 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all over Ireland. Just bring a sleeping bag and pillow. For more info and to book online www.youth2000.ie or telephone 01 6753690

Pro-Life Roadshow – Youth for Life NI will be holding their 3rd annual Pro-Life roadshow from 26th July – 2nd August; travelling around Northern Ireland. For more info 02890278484

BE AT PEACE
Do not look forward in fear to changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting father who cares for you today
Will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations. St Francis de Sales
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15th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 16nd July 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Can you picture it – the image of Jesus sitting in a boat, addressing the crowds on the beach? He certainly knew how to hold their attention. And he knew they would understand him more clearly if he used the language of stories. Those listening would have been familiar with the cycle of planting seeds and waiting for them to produce a crop. One of the purposes of parables is to challenge the hearers to reflect and respond with faith. So this parable of the sower requires Jesus’ audience to decide what kind of soil they are. There is a message of judgment for those who are hardened like the rocky soil, and a message of hope for those who are receptive like the rich soil. “Always there are doors that are not closed. Look for the doors that are at least a little bit open, enter and talk about common things and go on. Step by step. “ Pope Francis

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 16/7: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown 23/7: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard
Weekday Masses: Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Sunday Reader 16/7: Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 15/7Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 16/7Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Sat 22/7Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 23/7Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan

Anniversary Masses
Sat 15/7Joe and Nan Cadden & Mary Burke, Carrigans
Pat and Anna Goodwin & Vera Breslin
Stephen Courtney and Thomas, MaryEllen & Sean McKiernan, Drumbr’ West
Sun 16/7The people of the Parish
Sat 22/7Seamus and Kevin Harte and Ancestors
Deceased of the Baker Family, Camphill Park
Sun 23/71st Anniversary Mass for Pat Creighan

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday and Friday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week arranged daily.
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 16/7Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 23/7Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 16/7John O’Hara, Baltreagh
Joe Maguire Conway Place and deceased family members, Crocknagowan
Sun 23/7Rita Breen, London and Donagh
John O’Hagan, Kilturk North

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 2nd July£Total
Weekly Envelopes 1097.50112.50£1383.76
Loose Change286.2047.20€159.70

Recently Deceased: Pray for the soul of Mary Teresa McKenna, Drumquilla. May she rest in peace and may God comfort her grieving family and friends.  

Donagh Development Association would like to thank all those who helped out at this year’s Summer Festival. Without this help, it would not have been possible. Thanks also to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council who helped fund the events. Míle buíochas go léir.

Thursday Club meet next Thursday 20th July in Mulligan’s Lounge. Come along for a chat and refreshments. Music provided by Eamon. New members always welcome!

Flower Festival in St. Patrick’s Church Derrygonnelly from Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August (11am -9pm) and Sunday 6th August from 12.30pm – 5.00pm. All proceeds towards Botha Parish Renovation Fund. Please Support.
East African Famine – Special Trócaire collection next weekend 22nd and 23 July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. 
The money raised will be donated to Trócaire, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected. Severe drought, driven by climate change, is currently affecting Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. This has resulted in failed harvests and widespread death of livestock. Conflict has exacerbated the effects in South Sudan and Somalia, with areas in both countries now on the verge of famine. Please use special envelope at the back of your box of envelopes or use an ordinary envelope and mark it Trócaire.
What is the meaning of life? Whatever you want it to be!
Fear less,Hope more
Eat less,Chew more,
Hate less,Love more,
Whine less,Breathe more,
Talk less,Say more,
And good things will be yours. (Swedish Proverb)
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14th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 9nd July 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Rest for your souls: This reading from Matthew takes on a completely new meaning when we realise the significance of the yoke. It was said at the time of Jesus a yoke was made for a specific animal. You brought your animal down to the carpenter’s workshop and he constructed and formed the yoke so that it fit the animal perfectly. The better the fit, the easier the burden that the animal had to endure. It is not an easy thing to consider that what we are burdened with in life is made specifically for us, but it does hearken back to the adage that every Irish grandmother would offer “God never gave a burden to a back that couldn’t take it”. Jesus is reminding us that when we find ourselves overburdened – tired, frustrated, afraid, overwhelmed – help is at hand. He invites us to come to him, and to unload our troubles on him. He is a place of rest for our weary souls.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 9/7: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
16/7: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Thursday at 7.30pm
Thurs 13/7: St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Sunday Reader 9/7: Stacey Donegan
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 8/7Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 9/7Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Sat 15/7Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 16/7Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 8/7Fred Meehan, Gortgrannagh and deceased family members
Edwin Donegan, Kilnakirk and deceased family members
John and Kathleen McDermott Lurganboy Park
Anita Swift, Lurganboy
Sun 9/7The People of the Parish
Sat 15/7Joe and Nan Cadden & Mary Burke, Carrigans
Pat and Anna Goodwin & Vera Breslin
Stephen Courtney and Thomas, MaryEllen & Sean McKiernan, Drumbr’ West
Sun 16/7The people of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday and Friday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week arranged daily.
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 9/7Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Sun 16/7Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 9/7Lucy, Cornelius and LizzyAnn McCormack, Aughnaglough
John, Kathleen, Kevin and Maureen Gleeson, Kilturk North
Sun 16/7John O’Hara, Baltreagh
Joe Maguire Conway Place and deceased family members, Crocknagowan

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 2nd July£The Parish Priest thanks you for
Weekly Envelopes 205.1018.20Your offerings of 2nd July
Loose Change260.20105.10Weekly Total: £944.10 
Direct Debits for MONTH OF JUNE692.5060 €141.70
Repair and Maintenance MONTH OF JUNE1317.10102

Recently Deceased: Pray for the souls of Mary Smyth, Fivemiletown (Mother of Caroline Heaney and Michael O’Brien (Father of Mary O’Brien) . May they rest in peace.  

Baptisms:We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in June: Harley Baldwin, Charlie O’Reilly and Arthur Courtney

St Vincent De Paul collection at all Masses next weekend 15/7. Please be generous

Olive Dawson who has been granted the grace to live solely on the Eucharist (needing no food nor water) will be present with Brendan Rogers (along with Padre Pio relic) in Newtownbutler community Centre on Sunday 16th July at 3pm

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan on Monday 10th July at 8pm. Celebrant is Fr Eamonn Kelly (Letterkenny)

Lough Derg: The Island’s spiritual roots are steeped in the monastic tradition. It was monks from the monastery on Saint’s Island who first came to Station Island, (now Lough Derg) in order to retreat from their busy lives. It was at this time that the beehive stone structures were erected on the island – the circular stones upon which pilgrims walk during the 3 Day Pilgrimage are remnants of these structures. It was not long before the people who travelled to the monastery (these places were also centres of trade, industry etc) were also drawn to the spiritual wisdom of the monks on Station Island. This was the very early formation of the practice of pilgrimage in Lough Derg. In the middle Ages the pilgrimage lasted for 15 days, the fast only broken once daily by a meal of bread and water. By the 16th century the pilgrimage had been reduced to 9 days. Today the pilgrimage is over 3 days but the act of fasting and walking barefoot continues, keeping the unbroken tradition of prayer since the 5th century. The young, the old, the middle-aged from all walks of life come to Lough Derg. Today we are living a more frenetic lifestyle than ever before so to come to a place which is free of TV, phones and computers and get in touch with our deepest selves is really a great gift. For more information visit www.loughderg.org (Reality July 2017)
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13th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 2nd July 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Life is busy. Whether we are in school, college, working or juggling family life with all sorts of other commitments, there is sometimes little time to pause and take stock of things. It can be hard to find time to reflect on how our faith is faring. When we do get a minute to assess things, do we find ourselves wanting? Many of us have the idea that we would like to live better lives, to be more caring, to help those in need. If we are overwhelmed by what we can’t do, Jesus has some good news for us today. A cup of water isn’t much and offering hospitality to a stranger might not seem like a big deal but Jesus tell his disciples that anyone who welcomes them or offers them a cup of cold water will be rewarded. Small acts of kindness have significance beyond what we might expect. No matter how busy we are, there are opportunities every day to offer a cup of water here, or a helping hand there. All these small thing play their part in building up God’s kingdom.
Friday 7th July is First Friday and we honour the Sacred Heart: Mass in St Mary’s on Friday at 9.30am and in Donagh at 7pm. Confessions for First Friday: Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7 - 8pm, Sat 12 – 1pm and in Donagh before Friday’s 7pm Mass
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound this week: 
Wednesday: Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Cornavray, Derryanny. Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street Kilready. Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Bohora.
Month of July: Collectors –
6.30pm Mass: JohnJames Caughey, Eugene Hueston, Kevin Kellett, Seamus McLoughlin 11.30am Mass: John Erwin, Phil McGovern, Liam Beattie, Jim Wallace
Ladies to help clean the Church: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, G/Gardens, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Gortgomon, Ann Maguire, Tina Jones

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 2/7: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 9/7: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Thursday 10am. Friday morning at 9.30am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Sunday Reader 2/7: Jane McDermott 9/7: Stacey Donegan
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 1/7Shannon Courtney, Bernie Parker
Sun 2/7 Jane McDermott, Phil McGovern
Sat 8/7Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 9/7Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick
Anniversary Masses
Sat 1/7Jonathan McDonald, Aghagay Park
Maggie & Phil Swift, Gubbdoo
Teresa Burns (Camphill Park), Michael & Patrick Burns
Sun 2/7Month’s Mind for Claire Graham
Sat 8/7Fred Meehan, Gortgrannagh and deceased family members
Edwin Donegan, Kilnakirk and deceased family members
John and Kathleen McDermott Lurganboy Park
Anita Swift, Lurganboy
Sun 9/7The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday and Friday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week arranged daily.
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 2/7 Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 9/7Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 2/7Louis Leonard & Karen Maguire, John & Tessie Connolly and Ella Casey
Fri 5/7Deceased of the Cadden family, Moorlough
Sun 9/7Lucy, Cornelius and Lizzyanne McCormack, Aughnaglough
John, Kathleen, Kevin and Maureen Gleeson, Kilturk North

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 25th June£Total
Weekly Envelopes 719.30101.23£944.08
Loose Change224.7850.20€151.43

Newtownbutler Community Alert: anyone wishing to join NCA please contact Martin Teggart, Main Street @ 07955612801

The Donagh Vintage & Modern Tractor will take place on Sunday 9th July. Registration is at 2.30pm, starting from the Millennium Hall, Donagh. All proceeds in aid of Beltany House, Respite Care & Kidney Research UK. Refreshments and music afterwards in Donagh Bar.

Action on Hearing Loss runs a FREE hearing aid Support Session in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen. The next monthly session will be on: Thursday 6th July from 10am – 11.30am.  

FIVE FINGER PRAYER (From Pope Francis Selected Prayers)
The Thumb: the closest finger to you reminds you to pray for those who are closest to you, like our family and friends. 
The Index finger – the pointing finger reminds you to pray for wisdom and support for those who teach us and show us the way 
The Middle Finger – The tallest finger reminds you to pray for guidance for our leaders and those in positions of authority 
The Ring Finger – Our weakest finger, reminds you to pray for the weakest in society, like those who are sick, poor or having problems
The Little Finger – the smallest finger reminds you to pray for yourself. When you have prayed for the other groups, you will be able to see your own needs, but from the proper perspective.
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12th Sunday in ordinary time Parish of Galloon 25th June 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Our lives are lightened by people we can trust. We need to trust so much in life. We know the great pain when our trust is shaken by people we thought we could trust – parents, teachers, religious superiors, the church, friends. In the Gospel today Jesus tells us to trust in God, who would not harm even a hair of our head. He asks and urges us to be people who would not harm another. We are worth this care and love just by being created. Like a parent or grandparent totally loving a new child before the child is even seen, so God loves each of us. The sight of a starving child brings out our love and a desire to care. This is linked to the care of God: in this care and trust of each other, we find the trust and care of God, given and received, for “where there is love, there is God”

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 25/6: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown 2/7: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard
Weekday Masses: Please note there will be no weekday Masses next week
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Sunday Reader: 25/6: Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 24/6Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 25/6Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 1/7Shannon Courtney, Jane McDermott
Sun 2/7 Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Anniversary Masses
Sat 24/6Month’s mind for Teresa Brown,Bunn
1st Anniversary Mass for John Brown, Bunn
Tommy Hueston and deceased family members, Main Street
Francie Tummin & Mary and Francie
Sun 25/6The People of the Parish
Sat 1/7Jonathan McDonald, Aghagay Park
Maggie & Phil Swift, Gubbdoo
Teresa Burns (Camphill Park), Michael & Patrick Burns
Sun 2/7Months Mind Mass for Claire Graham 

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Please note there will be no morning Masses next week
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 25/6Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Sun 2/7Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack

Anniversary Masses
Sun 25/6 Agnes and John Donaghy & son Johnnie, Tonnaboy
Vincent McLoughlin, Crossmalina
Thurs 29/6 7pm: Months Mind for Mena McKenna, Kilmore 
Sat 2/7 Louis Leonard & Karen Maguire, John & Tessie Connolly and Ella Casey

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 18th June£Total
Weekly Envelopes 1036.60142.201443.10
Loose Change406.50147.20289.40

Recently Deceased: Pray for the soul of Paul Preston, New Zealand. (Brother of Patsy, Pam, Marie and Ann) May he rest in peace.  
Movers & Groovers LDC: held a street collection last Saturday to raise money for those dancers attending the World Dance Masters in Blackpool in September. Thanks to all the volunteers and to everyone who contributed on the day; it was greatly appreciated!

Donagh Summer Festival: unfortunately, it is not currently possible to proceed with this year’s Festival, due to lack of help. In a final attempt to avoid disappointment, a public meeting is planned for Wednesday June 28th at 8.30pm in the Millennium Hall. If sufficient numbers attend and are willing to help, then it is hoped that the Festival will be organised as usual. However, it must be stressed that if help is not forthcoming, then regretfully, the Festival will be cancelled. Your attendance would be much appreciated and everyone is welcome - Donagh Development Association.

A meeting has been arranged on Thursday June 29th at 8pm in St Ronan’s Parish Centre, Lisnaskea for all who are booked on the Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage which departs on 6th July. Travel documents will be distributed and final arrangements will be discussed. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to meet organisers and fellow pilgrims

Darkness into Light Cheque Presentation and Volunteer Appreciation Evening: The Oak Healthy Living Centre are holding this event in their centre in cross street Lisnaskea on Wednesday 28th June from 8-9pm. This event is open to all stewards, volunteers and anyone who helped make Darkness into Light 2017 another success for Lisnaskea. So come along for a cuppa and a chat.

An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip the beast tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both. As the man sailed head over heels he shouted out “Oh my God help me”. At once the ferocious attack scene froze and as the atheist hung in mid-air a booming voice came down from the clouds “I thought you didn’t believe in me!” “Come on God, give me a break!” The man pleaded. “Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster either”
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Corpus Christi Parish of Galloon 18th June 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Jesus the Bread of Life: The Eucharist is immensely difficult for us to grapple with. When we contemplate the Body of Christ, we are struck by the physicality of receiving communion, of taking bread into our bodies, of processing and converting it to energy as we do with all food. But this is not mere food. This is God giving life, not only to our bodies, but to our souls. Most of all, this is God continually entering into our time and space, physically touching us, recreating us in his image time and again. It can be a difficult passage to understand, but perhaps today you might reflect on times you felt sustained by God, strengthened by God through joyful times and sorrowful times. You might also reflect on who has been Jesus for you? Where have you seen Christ in this world, in flesh and blood?

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 18/6: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin 25/6: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown
Weekday Masses: Please note there will be no weekday Masses this week
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Sunday Reader: 25/6: Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 17/6Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 18/6Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Sat 24/6Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 25/6Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 17/8Months Mind for Breda Bryans, Railway Crescent
1st Anniversary Mass for Patrick Caughey
Angela McCormack, Tommy Mohan & Tommy McGarvey, Corlatt
John and Cassie Fitzpatrick, Cornavray
Sun 18/6Month’s Mind for Carmel Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
Sat 24/6Month’s mind for Teresa Brown,Bunn
1st Anniversary Mass for John Brown, Bunn
Tommy Hueston and deceased family members, Main Street
Francie Tummin & Mary and Francie
Sun 25/6The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Please note there will be no weekday Masses next week
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 18/6Michael McDemott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 25/6Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 18/6Josie, Alex and John McCormack and Philomena Ford, Bunneil  
Sun 25/6Agnes and John Donaghy & son Johnnie, Tonnaboy
Vincent McLoughlin, Crossmalina

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 11th June£Total
Weekly Envelopes 907.50117.501072.60
Loose Change165.1088.50206.00

St Vincent De Paul collection will be taken at all Masses this weekend. Please be generous
St Joseph’s Young Priest Society pilgrimage to Knock is on Saturday 24th June. The bus will leave Donagh shop at 8.30am and Newtownbutler Parish Hall at 8.45am. Contact numbers are Bernadette @ 677 38782 and Rosaleen @ 677 23302

Note: Carrickmacross Faith & Light Fun Day - 18th June 2017 has been postponed till the Autumn. 

Thank you! Declan Graham (Galloon Gardens) and both the Graham and Ginnell (Ballymanus, WestMeath) families would like to thank the people of Newtownbutler and surrounds for their tremendous support, both emotional and financial, during the family’s fundraise for Declan’s late wife Claire. Declan would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the kind words of comfort and support, for all the prayers and cards of sympathy received since Claire’s passing last month. God bless you all. Claire was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast cancer in 2016 and despite treatment the cancer spread to her brain. A fundraising campaign was set up to raise £85000 to buy drugs not available in Ireland. The fundraising event in Mulligan’s Lounge raised £3000 +. In all a total of over 86,000 was raised. Sadly Claire’s cancer advanced rapidly and her consultant advised that she was too ill to undergo any further treatment and she passed away recently. Although too late to save her the money donated is her legacy and the bulk of the money will be given to Team Verrico (cancer charity), Prevent Breast Cancer and Our Lady’s Hospice Dublin.

Age Concern: Thursday Variety Club in Carncourt, Roslea invite you all to their open day on Thursday 22nd June 10.30 -3pm. We look forward to welcoming new members!
Rally for Life – a coach will leave from Omagh parish to the pro-life rally in Dublin on Saturday 1th July. Limited seats – book now from Eamon 07743502165 or 02890 278484

Can you spare 1 HOUR a week? Red Cross are looking for local volunteers for our wheelchair service and volunteer drivers to help with deliveries and collections. Full training provided and volunteer expenses reimbursed. Contact Julie White at 02871 863764/07803024011

“Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up”
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The Most Holy Trinity Parish of Galloon 11th th June 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
God in today’s Gospel is described to us as one that is very close, as one that loves the world so deep that he was willing to give everything to it. It is hard to comprehend these statements. Why would someone love in such a way? Why would someone sacrifice in such a way? John’s Gospel today tells us that it is because we are loved so deeply and so that we would come to know this love which brings life. It is not a one off event; it is continuous and ongoing in each of our lives. Neither is it to make us feel guilty; we are told that this outpouring of God’s love is not to condemn us in any way. Trinity Sunday invites us to reflect on the impossible; on the utterly mysterious. Yet we can know something of what it means to experience God’s love in our lives; to have a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and to feel God’s spirit dwelling within ourselves.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 11/6: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 18/6: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin  
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. (No Mass on Thursday morning)
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
St Mary’s School Mass: Monday 12th June at 10am. All parents/grandparents welcome
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 10/6Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 11/6Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 17/6Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 18/6Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Anniversary Masses
Sat 10/6First Anniversary Mass for Teasie McGilly, Main Street, also Nancy McGilly and deceased family members.
Mary Ellen Cassidy, Galloon Gardens
Michael McDaid and Rose & Joe McDaid, Culliondoo  
Sun 11/6First Anniversary Mass for Paddy Flynn, Corscreenagh. Also John, Bridget, Jimmy and deceased family members 
Sat 17/6Months Mind for Breda Bryans, Railway Crescent
1st Anniversary Mass for Patrick Caughey
Angela McCormack, Tommy Mohan & Tommy McGarvey, Corlatt
John and Cassie Fitzpatrick, Cornavray
Sun 18/6Month’s Mind for Carmel Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
St Joseph’s School Mass this Thursday 15th at 10am. All parents/grandparents welcome
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 11/6Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Sun 18/6Michael McDemott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 11/6Margaret Anne, Rebecca and Arthur Haire, Ballagh and Josephine Courtney
Sun 18/6Josie, Alex and John McCormack and Philomena Ford, Bunneil  
Recently Deceased: Maureen Clifford (sister of Packie Gleeson) May she rest in peace  

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 4th June£The Parish Priest thanks you for your offerings of June 4th 
Weekly Envelopes 425.9078.50£628
Loose Change202.10130.20€208.70

Thursday Club: please note there will be NO Thursday club this month – back on 20th July!

Church Gate fundraising collection this weekend for under 14 footballers (boys and girls)

Open Day in Naíscoil an Traonaigh (Irish Medium Playgroup), Lisnaskea on Thursday 15th June from 11am – 12 noon. Children and extended family all welcome – Failte roimh cách.

Faith Fest by Clogher don Oige on Lough Derg from 15 -17 August. This programme is for 14-17 yrs old and will involve music ministry, guest speaks, faith activities, reflection, workshops, fun activities and much more . For more information visit Clogher don Oige facebook page: www.facebook.com/clogherdonoige1. Places are filling up and booking is available on website: www.clogherdonoige.com/booking or call 00353 477278

Carrickmacross Faith and Light Fun Day on Sunday 18th June at 2pm. All members welcome. Contact Kate on 02866 387291. Bus leaves Lisnaskea at 12.30pm
Gift Aid: Remember if you are a tax payer you can use Gift Aid to enhance your envelope contribution at no extra cost to yourself. Gift Aid forms available from the Parish Office

Pope Francis’ advice for schoolchildren. As the school year comes to an end, Pope Francis gave advice to young people to prepare them for the future. “Life is a long series of hellos and goodbyes, so don’t be afraid to let go of the past; remember old friends, but keep moving and be open to the new”; Pope Francis told students. The schoolchildren were part of Communion and Liberations, The Knights of the Grail educational initiative. 
One pupil told the Pope she was scared to be leaving middle school, along with most of her best friends, as they head on to secondary school next year. “Why do I have to change everything? Why does growing up make me so afraid?” she asked him.
Life is a constant “good morning” and “farewell” the Pope said, with the goodbyes sometimes being for ever. “You grow by encountering and by taking your leave” he said. If you don’t learn to say goodbye well, you will never learn how to encounter new people” This moment of change in life is “a challenge” he said, but in life we have to get used to this journey of leaving something behind and encountering something new” Irish Catholic 8/6 
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Pentecost sunday Parish of Galloon 4th June 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
The disciples in today’s Gospel are locked away, living in fear. There are many situations in our own lives which cause us to batten down the hatches. We can often imprison ourselves. Jesus appears amongst them bringing peace, Shalom, and overcoming their defences. Christ is always present to us regardless of the walls we might put up; he offers peace, joy and reconciliation. The word Shalom is more than a wish for a good evening; it means that your wish for the person is a peace of body, mind and spirit. It is a holistic peace. We might ask ourselves today who it is that we need to be reconciled with? What fears do we need liberating from? In to what situations do we send Christ’s peace? Jesus is asking the disciples to be an unending witness to God’s love. They (and we) must be for others what Jesus has been for them
Month of June: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: Frank Fitzpatrick, Sean Sheridan, Eamon Lynch, Dympna McAviney  
11.30am Mass: Phil McGovern, Sean McDermott, Gerald Nicholl, JP 11 Participants  
Ladies to help clean the Church: Barbara McGeary, Sinead Wilson

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 4/6: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown 11/6: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday at 10am
Thurs 8/6St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 3/6Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 4/6Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan 
Sat 10/6Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 11/6Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan

Anniversary Masses
Sat 3/6Deceased of the Mulligan family, Ballyhullagh
Deceased of the Sweeney family, Edergole
James Mohan, Ports
Sun 4/6First Anniversary for Ned Crudden, Treacy Terrace
Months Mind for John Crudden, Carrigans
Sat 10/6First Anniversary Mass for Teasie McGilly, Main Street, also Nancy McGilly and deceased family members.
Mary Ellen Cassidy, Galloon Gardens
Michael McDaid and Rose & Joe McDaid, Culliondoo  
Sun 11/6First Anniversary Mass for Paddy Flynn, Corscreenagh. Also John, Bridget, Jimmy and deceased family members  
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 4/6Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 11/6Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 4/6Deceased of the McAdam family, Keady
Sun 11/6Margaret Ann, Rebecca and Arthur Haire, Ballagh and Josephine Courtney

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 Last£Total
Weekly Envelopes 1251.40258.60£1454
Loose Change202.6045.90€304.50
Direct Debits for month of May682.5060
Repair & Maintenance for month of May1158105Many thanks for your generosity

Recently Deceased: Teresa Brown, Bunn, Mena McKenna, Kilmore and Claire Graham Dublin (Wife of Declan Graham). May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends  
Baptisms:We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in May: Aoife Mae McBrien, Jim Maguire, John James Melarkey, Noah He and Eoin Conor O’Reilly

CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys and Girls from St Mary’s who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday. Thanks to their Teachers and parents for all their hard work and all who helped make it such a wonderful and memorable day  

Donagh Hillside Community Group: Yoga continues for four weeks in the Millennium Hall on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 11.30am with Lucy Lynch

St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society meeting after 7pm Mass on Monday 5/6. All Welcome!

Clogher Justice Peace & Integrity of Creation group: a celebration of Pope Francis’ Encyclical LAUDATO SI will take place in St Macartan’s Cathedral Hall (Halls lane) on Saturday 3 June 2-4pm. Guest speakers: Tanya Jones and Anne Marie Russell. All welcome

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a Healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan on Monday 12th June at 8pm. Celebrant is Rev John Keane
Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking to recruit adoptive families for babies and young children. For a free information pack please contact us at 028 71 368592 / 02890 691133 Monday to Friday 9 – 1pm. Email: anne.ohagan@familycaresociety.org  

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The Ascension of the lord Parish of Galloon 28th May 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
51st WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY is this Sunday, 28th May. This year’s theme is ‘Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time’. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis encourages us ‘to engage in constructive forms of communication that reject prejudice towards others and foster a culture of encounter, helping all of us to view the world around us with realism and trust’. He asks that we offer people storylines that are at heart ‘good news’ and not a glamorisation of evil. It is fitting that this day coincides with the Feast of the Ascension. In today’s Gospel, Jesus entrusts his disciples with the important task of spreading the Good News – “to make disciples of all the nations”. The way we communicate and the news we choose to share with others, is a vital part of our role as disciples. “The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds are always “grinding” but it is to us to choose what to feed them” Pope Francis
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 28/5: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin 4/6: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick, Bronach McKeown.

Weekday Masses: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 27/5Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 28/5Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitpatrick
Sat 3/6Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 4/6Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan * Updated Rota available from Parish Office*

Anniversary Masses
Sat 27/5Months Mind for Isidoro Molina, Derrykerrib
Paddy & Mary Preston, Galloon Gardens, and deceased of the Murray family
Arthur Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
28/5First Anniversary Mass for John McGorman, Clones Rd and deceased family
Sat 3/6Deceased of the Mulligan family, Ballyhullagh
Deceased of the Sweeney family, Edergole
James Mohan, Ports
Sun 4/6First Anniversary for Ned Crudden, Treacy Terrace
Months Mind for John Crudden, Carrigans

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 28/5Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan*Updated Rota available from Sacristy*
Sun 4/6Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 28/5Michael & Mary McCorry and James & Gretta McCorry
Sun 4/6Deceased of the McAdam family, Keady

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 21st May 2017£Total with thanks
Weekly Envelopes959.50112.20£1489.10
Loose Change529.60141.90€254.10

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of the souls of Catherine Moss (Sister of Eamon Maguire) and Carmel Melarkey, Lurganboy Park & Mary Ingram (mother of Rhona Logan) May they rest in peace.  

For those taking exams: Dear God, help me to approach my exams with a clear head and a calm mind. Give me your strength and peace and let me do justice to all that I have learned. Thank you God. Amen

The relics of St Oliver Plunkett will visit the Diocesan Pastoral Centre Cullies, Cavan on Tuesday 6th June from 10am – 10pm. Petitions/offerings may be forwarded to the Centre
Diocese of Clogher Lourdes Pilgrimage July 6th – July 11th Total Price €735.00 or sterling equivalant. Price includes flights, full board accommodation/meals, transfer from designated places throghout the Diocese to/from Belfast International Airport. To book Invalid Places; Contact Fr Noel McGahan – 028855 49604 (from N Ireland) To book Pilgrim places contact John Hueston,Lisnaskea – 028677 24329. Or download booking form and medical questionnaire from www.clogherlourdes.com

The Annual Pentecost Ecumenical Service will be held next Sunday at 3pm at St Sillian’s Church of Ireland Church, Tyholland, Co Monaghan, followed by refreshments in the Tyholland Community Centre. The service will be led by Bishop John McDowell and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness. The address will be given by the Most Rev. Noel Treanor, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, who is a native of Tyholland. The church is off the N12 at Monaghan Mushrooms. (Car parking available there)
Book Launch: Frackopoly, a book which looks at Fracking and its financial and environmental implications will be launched on Sunday 11th June in Westville Hotel, Enniskillen at 7.30pm. This is the only launch of the book in the north of Ireland and Wenonah Hauter, the author, will be the guest speaker. Free admission and everyone is welcome. 
“Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light…so do not be disappointed if you fail a few times” (Unknown)  
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Sixth Sunday of Easter Parish of Galloon 21st May 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
The fundamental commandment of Jesus is that we love God and our neighbour. We cannot love one without the other. It is impossible to compartmentalise God and people such that they remain unconnected. Our dealing with others have implications for our friendship with God. This is how, in practice, we connect love and the commandments. If we love God we will keep his commandments, including the commandment to love our neighbour. The teaching of Jesus offers us clear instructions to enable us to be faithful to God’s will. It summaries what is required in order to live a wholesome life that reflects God’s truth and beauty. Its purpose is to rid our lives of selfishness and self-centredness so that can learn to put God and other people first and ourselves last

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 21/5: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 28/5: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Weekday Masses: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 20/5Shannon Courtney, Jane McDermott
Sun 21/5Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sat 27/5Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 28/5Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitpatrick
*Updated Eucharistic Minister Rota available from Parish Office*
Anniversary Masses
Sat 20/5Hugh,Mary & Jim Coyle and the McDonnell Family, Agharooskey, Sr Bernard Fay and the Coyle family, Killycarnan.
Con, Margaret and Jack Martin, Mullaghboy.
Michael & Annie Donegan and deceased of the McAree family, Lettergreen
Sun 21/5First Anniversary Mass for Frances Courtney and deceased family members
Sat 27/5Months Mind for Isidoro Molina, Derrykerrib
Paddy & Mary Preston, Galloon Gardens, and deceased of the Murray family
Arthur Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
28/5First Anniversary Mass for John McGorman, Clones Road

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 21/5Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 28/5Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan*Updated Rota available from Sacristy*
Anniversary Masses
Sun 21/5JohnJames & Ellen Gunn and daughters Maura & Eileen, Drumgallon
Ned Maguire, Aughnaglough
Sun 28/5Michael & Mary McCorry and James & Gretta McCorry
Readers: There is a designated reader for each month in Donagh. If you wish to read at your family anniversary Mass please contact Tessie Sweeney on the Friday before 

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 14th May 2017£Total with thanks
Weekly Envelopes1078.20122.60£1309.70
Loose Change231.5028.20€150.80
Total Trocaire raised in Galloon Parish69501425Cheques Sent to Bishop’s Office 

Recently Deceased: Pray for the soul of Breda Bryans, Railway Crescent. May she rest in peace and may God comfort her family and friends  

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the boys and girls from St Joseph’s who made their 1st Holy Communion last Saturday. You were a credit to your teachers, families and friends.St Mary’s children will make their First Communion next Saturday 27th May at 11am.

Macmillan Cancer Support will be in the Oak Healthy Living Centre, Lisnaskea on Wed 24th May from 11am – 1pm. We would love you to come along and share your stories. Find out about our work and tell us what it’s like to live with cancer in your area. This will help us to shape our services and plans so that no one in Fermanagh faces cancer alone

We remember at this time of year all the young people in our parish who are taking exams in the next days and weeks. Dear God, help me to approach my exams with a clear head and a calm mind. Give me your strength and peace and let me do justice to all that I have learned. Thank you God. Amen

The relics of St Oliver Plunkett will visit the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday 6th June from 10am – 10pm. Petitions/offerings may be forwarded to the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan. All petitions received will be placed in a box beside the relics and your intentions remembered during the three Masses offered during the day

Epitaph on a Tombstone
Pause as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I, 
as I am now so shall you be. So prepare yourself to follow me.
A local wag wrote in chalk: To follow you I’m quite content………
but how do I know which way YOU went! Irish Catholic
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Fifth Sunday of Easter Parish of Galloon 14th May 2017  
Day of Prayer for Vocations
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Do not let your heart be troubled. Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength” (T Doherty). The majority of us have our own anxieties, whether big or small. None of us knows how the future is going to turn out, and that is precisely why we tend to worry. In today’s Gospel Thomas frets “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” But Jesus has reassuring words “I am the way.” Jesus asks us to trust in God. Hand in hand with Jesus, we can walk the road ahead with confidence and faith.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 14/5: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick 21/5: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 28/5: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Weekday Masses: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 13/5Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 14/5Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 20/5Shannon Courtney, Jane McDermott
Sun 21/5Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
*Updated Eucharistic Minister Rota available from Parish Office*
Anniversary Masses
Sat 13/5John & Mary Brady, Conkera and Mary Connolly, Dublin
James & Susan McManus and deceased family, Gortgommon and the McQuillan family, Sallaghy
Sun 14/5The People of the Parish
Thurs 18/5Peig and Sue Murphy, Sr Catherine Sienna and all deceased family members of the Murphy family
Sat 20/5Hugh,Mary & Jim Coyle and the McDonnell Family, Agharooskey, Sr Bernard Fay and the Coyle family, Killycarnan.
Con, Margaret and Jack Martin, Mullaghboy.
Michael & Annie Donegan and deceased of the McAree family, Lettergreen
Sun 21/5First Anniversary Mass for Frances Courtney and deceased family members

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
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. No Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 14/5Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Sun 21/5Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Anniversary Masses
Sun 14/51st Anniversary for Paddy Maguire, Rockfield and deceased family members
Sun 21/5JohnJames & Ellen Gunn and daughters Maura & Eileen, Drumgallon
Ned Maguire, Aughnaglough

Collection for week-end 5th May£The Parish Priest thanks you for your contributions of 5th May
Weekly Envelopes 152.2041.10£622.70
Loose Change470.50152€193.10
Recently Deceased: Pray for the soul of John Crudden, Carrigans, Brian Breslin, Knocks, and Carmel Lynch, Roslea. May God comfort their grieving familes and friends.  

Congratulations to the boys and girls from St Mary’s and St Joseph’s who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday last. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. A special word of thanks to the hard work and diligence of all our Teachers, Helpers and Parents which helped make it such a wonderful day. 

Faith and Light Fiesta in Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler this Sunday at 3pm. Faith and Light trip to Knock is arranged for 27th May. The bus fare is £10. A meal on the way home will cost £12. Contact Kate at 02866 387291 or 07792251079
To celebrate 35 years of our club Roslea Thursday Variety Club would like to invite all senior citizens to join us for an Afternoon Tea Dance in Roslea Community Centre on Thursday 18th May 1-4pm. For further details phone Roslea 677 51544 or 677 51593

In the case of a death in the Parish and the family needing to take a new grave plot; please contact our Sacristan (028677 38964)/Fr King or the Parish Office (677 37935). The “Everafter” board and map are currently being updated and all new plots must correspond with the map. This will maximise our space and make maintenance more efficient
Clogher Historical Society’s Annual Outing, on Saturday 27th May to Downpatrick Cathedral and Castle Ward. Booking: contact Deborah 0035347 71984 or info@clogherhistory.ie
St Olivers Pilgrim walk around Drogheda’s 7 churches takes place t on Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th starting at our Lady of Lourdes Church and finishing at St Peter’s church where the shrine and relics of St Oliver Plunkett are located. The walk can be completed on either day between 10.30am – 4.30pm. For full details see www.stolierswalk.com
The Irish Church Music Association holds its regional gathering in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan on Tuesday 16th May beginning at 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Fee €10 pp.

  “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just” Pope Frances  
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Fourth Sunday of Easter Parish of Galloon 7th May 2017  
Day of Prayer for Vocations
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Our Shepherd: The image of Jesus as a Shepherd is worth reflecting on, especially on this Good Shepherd Sunday. Four years ago on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis caused a bit of a stir when he urged bishops and priests to get to know their flocks, and to be like shepherds who “smell of their sheep” ”This I ask you: be shepherds, with the odour of the sheep”, make it real, as shepherds among your flock”. The vivid image captured the imagination of many who heard it. But in evoking the metaphor of shepherd, Pope Francis was echoing the language of the Gospel extract we hear today, when Jesus describes himself as the good shepherd who knows his sheep. That’s how well Jesus knows us, loves us and cares for us
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 7/5: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey 14/5: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Aidan Fitzpatrick
Morning Mass Wednesday and Friday at 10am
Thurs 11/5 St Peregrine Healing Mass for the sick at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 6/5Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 7/5Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Sat 13/5Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 14/5Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
*Updated Eucharistic Minister Rota available from Parish Office
Anniversary Masses
Sat 6/5May & Hugh Reilly, Kilnacran
The Caughey family, Mullynagowan
Johnny and Rita Melarkey, Lurganboy Pk & Jack Goodwin, Camphill Park
Sun 7/5Months Mind Mass for Paul McKiernan, Drumbroughas West
Sat 13/5John & Mary Brady, Conkera and Mary Connolly, Dublin
James & Susan McManus and deceased family, Gortgommon and the McQuillan family, Sallaghy
Sun 14/5The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday night Mass at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 7/5Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 14/5Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Fri 5/51st Anniversary Mass for Margaret Kelly and husband Hughie, also son Paul
Sun 7/5Deceased family members of the Goldrick family, Donagh 
Jack and Bernard Mohan and deceased family, Bohora
Sun 14/51st Anniversary for Paddy Maguire, Rockfield and deceased family members

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 30th April£Total
Weekly Envelopes 1131.60173.20£1321.50
Loose Change189.9068.20€241.40
Trocaire Collection to date:65651044TROCAIRE PROCEEDS NOW DUE
Standing orders for month of April732.5060Many Thanks

A word of thanks to the pupils of St Mary’s who raised approximately £900 for Trocaire. Well done to them and the pupils of St Joseph’s as mentioned last week!

FIRST COMMUNION: St Joseph’s next Saturday 13th May in Donagh at 11am and St Mary’s Saturday 27th May in Newtownbutler at 11am

Padre Pio relic in Community Centre Newtownbutler on Sunday 7th May at 3pm

Faith and Light Festival in Newtownbutler Pastoral Centre on Sunday 14th May at 3pm

Donagh A.G.M will be held on Thursday 9th May in Millennium Hall Donagh.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet this Monday night after 7pm Mass. Everyone welcome

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje departs Dublin July 16th – August 2nd. 7 nights all inclusive for €649. Contact Marian Kane to book at 087 2713260
Faithcast is the new weekly podcast from catholicnews.ie; the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Published weekly, it is available on catholicnews.ie
In the case of a death in the Parish and the family needing to take a new grave plot; please contact our Sacristan (028677 38964)/Fr King or the Parish Office (677 37935). The “Everafter” board and map are currently being updated and all new plots must correspond with the map. This will maximise our space and make maintenance more efficient. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Prayer for Vocations (St Pius X Catholic Church)
Heavenly Father, your divine Son Jesus encouraged us to pray to the Lord of Harvest to send Labourers into his vineyard. We beg you to bless our Diocesan and our world with Priests and religious men and women who will love you faithfully. May they serve your Church courageously under the guidance of the Holy Spirit…..Please bless our families and from our homes choose those whom you desire for this holy work  

Do not let your heart be troubled. Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two day at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength” (T Doherty). The majority of us have our own anxieties, whether big or small. None of us knows how the future is going to turn out, and that is precisely why we tend to worry. In today’s Gospel Thomas frets “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” But Jesus has reassuring words “I am the way.” Jesus asks us to trust in God. Hand in hand with Jesus, we can walk the road ahead

Congratulations to the boys and girls from St Mary’s and St Joseph’s who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday. A special word of thanks to the hard work and diligence of all our Teachers, Helpers and Parents which helped make it such a wonderful day

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Third Sunday of Easter Parish of Galloon 30th April 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Watch our Mass live via internet: www.mcnmedia.tv
Today’s Gospel finds Jesus’ friends downcast and confused at all that happened in their world. His death had devastated them, rumours of his resurrection amazed and confused them. Into their sadness and confusion Jesus comes; walking with them, talking with them even though they didn’t recognise him and yet they said later “didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road?” It’s a reminder to us that he is always with us as believers even if we don’t recognise him. Sometimes he speaks to us through the love and kindness of others, the friendly word or gesture, the willingness to listen, the acceptance of us for all our faults and failings. There is surely someone in all our lives who makes us feel better just for knowing them; they reflect God’s goodness and love and care in the simplest ways.
Friday 5th May is First Friday and we honour the Sacred Heart: Mass in St Mary’s on Friday at 9.30am and in Donagh at 7pm. Confessions for First Friday: Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7 - 8pm, Sat 12 – 1pm and in Donagh before Friday’s 7pm Mass
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound this week: 
Wednesday: Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Cornavray, Derryanny. Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street Kilready. Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Bohora.
Month of May: Collectors: 
6.30pm Mass: - Thomas Caughey, Peter McAviney, Kevin Kellett, Eugene O’Harte
11.30am Mass: - Phil McGovern, John McGoldrick, Eugene Heuston
Ladies to help clean the Church: Una McGeogh, Marie McManus, Kay McBrien

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 30/4: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr 7/5: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey
Morning Mass Wednesday, Thursday at 10am & Friday at 9.30 am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 29/4Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey  
Sun 30/4Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 6/5Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 7/5Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Anniversary Masses
Sat 29/4Tommy Donegan, Lettergreen and Áine & Jamie (grandchildren)
Sun 30/4John Paul II Award Participant Mass
Sat 6/5May & Hugh Reilly, Kilnacran
Deceased of the Caughey family, Mullynagowan
Johnny and Rita Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
Sun 7/5Months Mind Mass for Paul McKiernan, Drumbroughas West
(Months Mind Mass for the late Gerry West in Killoughter Chapel on Sat 6th May at 8pm)
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. 
Eucharistic Ministers
Sun 30/4Ann McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden
Sun 7/5Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 30/4Months Mind for Michael Maguire, also John, MaryAnn & Tony Maguire Alex / Rise
Fri 5/51st Anniversary Mass for Margaret Kelly and husband Hughie, also son Paul
Sun 7/5Deceased of the Goldrick family. 
Jack and Bernard Mohan and deceased family, Bohora

Recently Deceased: We pray for Isidora Molino (Father of Mrs Josie McCormack). May he rest in peace. May God comfort his grieving family and friends +  

Collection for week-end 23rd April£Many thanks 
Weekly Envelopes 1131.60173.20£1321.50
Loose Change189.9068.20€241.40
Trocaire: Proceeds from your collection boxes are now due. A word of thanks to the pupils of St Joseph’s, Donagh who raised the sum of £460 and €12.80 in their Trocaire collection!

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in April: Ava Leonard, Alanna Hanratty, Gracie McDermott

Donagh Hillside Community Group, Donagh – 6 weeks Yoga starting Tuesday 25/4 between 10.30 and 11.30am. Tutor is Lucy Lynch
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet after 7pm Mass, Donagh on 1st May. All welcome

Clones Photographic Group present Expo 2017 exhibition official opening on Friday 5th May in Canal Stores Clones – guest speaker Minister Heather Humphreys TD. Everyone welcome

Applications are now open for Traineeship in OEM Engineering in association with Combilift and Monaghan Institute. For further details contact Siobhan or Nicola at 049 4353923. Apprenticeship Recruitment and Networking Event: Cavan Crystal Hotel on Wednesday 3rd May – 5.30pm – 8pm. Garage Theatre Monaghan – Tuesday 9th May – 5.30pm – 8pm. Staff available to answer question on recruiting apprentices or becoming an apprentice. For further details contact Gaye or Margaret on 049 4353922

CONFIRMATION: Saturday 6th May at 11am: The children from St Mary’s and St Joseph’s will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and with it the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation this year will be celebrated by Canon Joseph Mullin and we hope it will be a special day for our children and their families. We ask sponsors and children being confirmed to be in their seats in the Church at 10.45
COMMUNION: St Joseph’s: Saturday 13th May, St Mary’s: Saturday 27th May at 11am


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Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday Parish of Galloon 23rd April 2017  
1riests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 028 677 38229
Parish Office Hours: Mon – Thursday 10am – 2pm
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com Mass via the internet: www.mcnmedia.tv .
Rejoice: The disciples in today’s Gospel must have been so excited to tell Thomas their news: “We have seen the Lord”. Sometimes, when we try to share something of our faith experience with others, we can meet similar responses – doubting, cynicism – we can even be made fun of. The Risen Jesus bears the wounds of his suffering and even invites Thomas to touch them, to get in touch with the reality of his suffering. The disciples has been locked away, afraid, closed off from the world. When Jesus is present with them their hearts are opened again, they rejoice. The Risen Jesus in today’s Gospel moves the disciples from total fear and despair to rejoicing. The same Risen Jesus is active in all our lives and in the world around us. “Life will always prevail, through all the layers of death in which we try to contain it” Margaret Silf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOLY WEEK IN GALLOON PARISH

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER

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

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

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

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

EASTER SUNDAYMass at 11.30am

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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