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SEPTEMBER 2017

  2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 14th January 2018  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
T
oday is the 104th World Day Of Migrants and Refugees and this year’s theme is “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees”. In his message to mark the day Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility as individual, communities and Church, to welcome everyone, particularly those who have been forced to leave their home in search of a better future. “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected stranger of every age….” Pope Francis has spoken often of our “brotherly responsibility” towards our fellow human beings. In today’s gospel Jesus invites the disciples to “come and see” where he lives. He welcomes them into his home and they stay with him for the rest of the day. The example of Jesus encourages us to be welcoming, to extend a warm invitation and to spend time with others in friendship.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER 
Altar Servers 14/1: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 21/1: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 13/1Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 14/1Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
Sat 20/1Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 21/1Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
2018 Eucharistic Minister Rota now available from Parish Office and the Sacristy
Anniversary Masses
Sat 13/1Patsy McDonald, Clonmaulin and deceased family members
Rose & Seamus Tummin, Galloon Island, Alice Tinneny, Goladuff
Cis Cadden and deceased of Cadden Family, Lurganboy and Lurganboy Park
Sun 14/1The People of the Parish
Sat 20/1John Quaile, Culliondoo
Sun 21/1The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 14/1 Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 21/1Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
(Eucharistic Minister 2018 Rota available from Parish Office and Sacristy)
Anniversary Masses
Sun 14/1Mick and Sheila Mohan
Patrick Collins, Adrian Heights
Sun 21/1James & Elizabeth McBrien and Frank & Maureen McBrien

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 /7th January 2018£The Parish Priest thanks you for your offerings of last week-end
Weekly Envelopes 402.2033.30£858.50
Loose Change456.3072.10€105.40

Recently Deceased: Nuala Moutray (nee Boyle). May she rest in peace.  

DIARY DATES FOR 2018
First Communion St Patrick’s DonaghSaturday 19th May @ 11am
First Communion St Mary’s NewtownbutlerSaturday 26th May @ 11am
Confirmation in Galloon ParishSunday 13th May @ 3pm
World Meeting Of Families 21st – 26th August

OUR PARISH YEAR
Deaths 26
Baptisms 37 (23 Boys & 14 Girls)
Weddings Celebrated 11
Raised for Trocaire  
2nd Trocaire special collection £6950 & £1425 
£3650 & €700  
Raised for Missions £1091 & €145
Parish Insurance £7815.38
Heating Oil Costs £9391.23
Electricity Costs£4885.56
Rates 1611.36
Water Rates£923.68

NEWTOWNBUTLER LADIES 25 YEAR’S celebration night takes place on 3rd February in Slieve Russell Hotel. This is a celebration for all players senior and underage over the past 25 years and there is a lot to celebrate. The Club has been extremely successful right through from under-age to senior. Tickets are currently on sale and available from Marcella Monahan, Aine McBrien and Noelle Connolly.
WEST CLOGHER P.T.A.A. Annual Dinner Dance on Sunday 28th January at 8pm sharp. Music by Country Sensations. Guest speaker: Dermot Fagan (Chair of Leinster Young Pioneers) Admission by ticket only. Tickets available from Pioneer Committee.

ST KEVIN’S COLLEGE Open Night on Tuesday 16th Jan at 7pm for ALL P7 pupils. All welcome
CARNCOURT THURSDAY Club, Roslea resumes Thursday 18th January. New members welcome

STANDING ORDER: please consider setting up a standing order to the Parish and save yourself the task of weekly envelopes. Forms available from the Parish Office
“Wrinkled with burdens? Come to Jesus for a faith lift”

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  The Baptism of The Lord Parish of Galloon 7th January 2018  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
The Epiphany Of The Lord (the word epiphany means “revelation”) celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan. It is a feast that celebrates light. We hear again the story of the wise men who followed the light of the star and found the light of the world. The Baptism of the Lord – Jesus journeys from Nazareth to the River Jordan to find John, in order to be baptised. While John feels he is “not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals”, Jesus still seeks him out. He needs this moment of baptism and blessing to begin his ministry. This is his moment of divine calling and endorsement from the Father: “You are my son, the Beloved, my favour rests on you”. At that moment, Jesus and the Spirit become one and Mark portrays him as the new Israel. With his baptism Jesus forms a new people of God and leads them to a new way of life. We must seek constantly to bring ourselves into the presence of God, who will give us his blessing and strength for the road ahead.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER 
Altar Servers 7/1 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 14/1: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott
Morning Mass: Wednesday and Friday at 10am
Thurs 11/1: St Peregrine Healing Mass for the sick @ 7.30pm
Sunday Readers: 7/1: Stacey Donegan
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 6/1Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 7/1Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 13/1Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 14/1Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
2018 Eucharistic Minister Rota now available from Parish Office and the Sacristy
Anniversary Masses
Sat 6/1Vincent McGeehan and Nellie McGeehan and deceased family members
Frank and Kathleen Carey, Lurganboy Park
Anna Gunn, Derrykenny
Sun 7/1The people of the Parish
Sat 13/1Patsy McDonald, Clonmaulin and Deceased Family Members
Rose & Seamus Tummin, Galloon Island, Alice Tinneny, Goladuff
Cis Cadden and deceased of the Cadden family, Lurganboy and Lurganboy Park
Sun 14/1The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 7/1 Anne McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden 
Sun 14/1 Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden (New 2018 Rota now available)

Anniversary Masses
Sun 7/1Francis and Sarah Treacy and Hugh and Eileen Connolly
Sun 14/1Mick and Sheila Mohan
Patrick Collins, Adrian Heights

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
COLLECTIONS £
Weekly Envelopes week-end 24th -25th Dec2440.60689.00
Weekly Envelopes week-end 31st Dec969.2088.20
Loose Change week-end 31st Dec205.3034.60
Christmas Church Heating Collection2461.50289.00
Direct Debits for month of December727.5060.00
Repair & Maintenance for December1703.00147.00
TOTAL WITH THANKS for your generosity 8507.101307.80

Recently Deceased: Fr Jim Finnegan, Magheracloone, and Mary Mohan, Donagh. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends  

Baptisms:We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in December:
Charlie Nethercott, Katie McManus, Jack He and Lily Leonard.
PADRE PIO relic: Brian Rodgers is in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler with the Padre Pio relic this Sunday 7th January at 3pm.
12 WEEK QUIT SMOKING Support Group starts in the Oak Healthy Living Centre, Lisnaskea on Wed 10th January at 8pm. This is a free service and is open to everyone to attend.
LEARN TO JIVE with Mariead Gaffney and Craig Lovett. 5 week course commencing Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel Cootehill. No partner needed. Contact 086 1763044 or 086 1928568 for further details.
MONAGHAN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP are hosting a Healing Mass in St Louis Convent chapel, Monaghan on Monday the 8th January at 8pm. Celebrant is Rev Fr Eamon Kelly
JANUARY is named after Janus - Roman God of gateways and doors. January is depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions; one looking back and the other ahead.
 A NEW YEAR’S PRAYER: “God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another. As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.”
”Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours and let each New Year find you a better man” Bejnamin Franklin
It was not possible for the sick and housebound to be visited last Thursday. Those people will be visited Thursday of this coming week instead
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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Parish of Galloon 31st December 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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The Presentation in the Temple. Simeon and Anna welcome Mary, Joseph and Jesus to the Temple. They have been waiting for this moment. What kind of Messiah were they expecting? Simeon welcomes this family who must have seemed ordinary and poor. He can see that this child will be “a light…for the glory of your people”. Mary is told that this child “is destined for the fall and the rising of many”. There will be trouble ahead; there will be challenges for many. Simeon knows that many thoughts will be exposed, what people really think will be revealed, who they welcome and who they exclude will be challenged; for God’s invitation and welcome have no boundaries. This will be uncomfortable for some. Anna rejoices for all those who were looking for a change, for hope; she knows that his child will overturn systems of oppression and exclusion.

NEW YEAR’S DAY: Monday 1st January is World Day Of Peace. Mass in Donagh at 7pm

The Epiphany of the Lord: One of the oldest Christian Feasts falls on Saturday 6th January. A Holy Day of Obligation. Vigil Mass in Donagh on Friday 5th at 7pm. Mass in Newtownbutler at 6.30pm. (This Mass is also the vigil Mass for the Baptism of the Lord)

Friday 5th Janurary 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, Derryany , Lehinch and Bunn
Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street, Kilready. 
Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Gubb and Bohora.
Month of January: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: Colm Courtney, Thomas Caughey, Eamon Lynch, Gerry Kearns
11.30am Mass: JohnPaul 11, Gerald Nicholl, and Sean McDermott
Ladies to help clean the Church: Chrissie Lynch, Sheila O’Neill, Philomena Connolly

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER 
Altar Servers: 31/12: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 7/1 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard
Morning Mass: Wednesday and Thursday at 10am & Friday at 9.30am
Sunday Readers: 31/12 - JohnPaul 11 Participants
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 30/12Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 31/12Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan  
Sat 6/1Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 7/1Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan(2018 Eucharistic Minister Rota now available)


Anniversary Masses
Sat 30/12God’s blessing on our families at the beginning of this New Year
Sun 31/12The People of the Parish
Sat 6/1Vincent McGeehan and Nellie McGeehan and deceased family members
Sat 6/1Frank and Kathleen Carey, Lurganboy Park
Anna Gunn, Derrykenny
7/1The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 31/12Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift 
Sun 7/1 Anne McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden 
(Eucharistic Minister 2018 Rota available from Parish Office and Sacristy)
Anniversary Masses
Sun 31/12Deceased family members of the Collins family, Manorwaterhouse
Sun 7/1Francis and Sarah Treacy and Hugh and Eileen Connolly

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 Sunday Morning Mass 24/12£Many thanks 
Weekly Envelopes 758.10168.00£916.20
Loose Change158.1042.10€210.10

Recently Deceased: Mena Bannon, Lisnaskea. May she rest in peace.  

STARTING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2018: All children born between 2 July 2013 and 1 July 2014 (inclusively) who reach the age of 4yrs on or before 1 July 2013 must begin primary school in September 2018. Application forms available from the Primary Schools in the Parish which must be returned to the school of your choice by 12 NOON on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Please make sure you get your application form.
JOHN-PAUL 11 PARTICIPANTS meeting: Pastoral Centre Ntb on Mon 8th Jan at 7.30pm
12 WEEK QUIT SMOKING Support Group starts in the Oak Healthy Living Centre, Lisnaskea on Wed 10th January at 8pm. This is a free service and is open to everyone to attend.
LEARN TO JIVE with Mariead Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel Cootehill. No partner needed.

FAMILY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS are part of the popular culture here in Ireland and we invite families to consider making New Year’s resolutions as a family. Download or draw up a simple new year's resolution sheet and discuss it with your family. Why not do this on the 31st December which is actually the Feast of the Holy Family!
We place our New Year in the hands of Mary, the Mother of God, our Mother in faith, “Hail Mary, full of grace, pray for us”
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Fourth Sunday of Advent Parish of Galloon 24th December 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
Born on the Margins. The situation into which Jesus was born was one of huge stigma with dangerous consequences. God’s physical birth into this world was condemned socially; Jesus was marginalised from the moment of his conception. Even the town of Galilee is problematic for this news, as Galileans were considered by the religious leaders of the time to be “second-class Jews”. So the fact that God would send his messenger there is controversial in itself. Galilean Jews were considered to be less faithful than others, so it is ironic that in this particular situation Mary’s response is the exact opposite. Mary’s response is translated as “Let what you have said be done”. Yet in her own language, Aramaic, it was probably a much simpler word – Amen. The word used then and now to give assent and conclusion to a prayer. God stands with the marginalised. He is present in the most hidden places at times. On the First Sunday of Advent we were invited to “keep awake.” What have you noticed this Advent? How have you prepared? As we approach the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, where have you seen God being born around you? In the most unexpected places? In the most marginalised?  


ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER: CHRISTMAS WEEK 
Saturday 23/12:Confessions between 12noon – 1pm
Vigil Mass at 6.30pm
Christmas Eve:There will be no 11.30am Mass on Sunday 24th December
Eucharistic Adoration between 6.30 - 7.30pm
7.30pm – Carol Service 
8pm – Vigil Mass
Christmas DayMorning Mass at 11am
Weekday MassThursday 28th at 10am
Saturday 30/12Vigil Mass at 6.30pm
Sunday 31/12Morning Mass at 11.30am

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH: CHRISTMAS WEEK
Christmas Eve: Sunday morning Mass at 10am
 Vigil Mass at 8pm 
Christmas Day: Morning Mass at 10am
Week Day Mass: No weekday Mass this week
Sunday 31/12 Morning Mass at 10am

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER 
Altar Servers: 24/12 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 31/12: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott  
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 23/12 Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 24/12 (Vigil Mass) Raymond McGloin, Carmel Masterson
Mon 25/12 (Christmas Day) Gail Mullan, Majella McDonald 
Sat 30/12 Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 31/12 Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan  
Anniversary Masses
Sat 23/12Kathleen and Eamon McCabe, Killyroo
Sheila McGlade
Sean McKiernan, Drumbroughas
Sun 24/12Cis, Annie, & James Cadden, L’boy, May, Gerard, John & Annie Cadden L’boy Park
Kitty Maguire & Pat and Mary Johnston. Hugh & Winnie Maxwell and DFM
Mon 25/12First Anniversary Mass for Sean Sharkey Crom Road
Sat 30/12God’s blessing on our families at the beginning of this New Year
Sun 31/12The People of the Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Eucharistic Ministers: Sun 24/12Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Sun 31/12Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift  
Anniversary Masses
Sun 24/1210am: Mollie, Thomas and Nellie Maguire and deceased family, Monanacloy
Elizabeth and David Stirton and Eddie Maguire, Cormonlea
8pm Vigil Deceased family members of the Kearns Family
Sun 31/12Deceased family members of the Collins family, Manorwaterhouse

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 17th December£Total
Weekly Envelopes981.50135.50£1197.20
Loose Change215.7034.20€169.70
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION for Church Heating will be taken up at Christmas Masses. (Heating costs for the Parish in 2017 amounted to £9391.23). Please be as generous as you can

WMOF: As part of the national preparations the Icon of the Holy Family will be distributed during vigil and Christmas Day Masses. Families are asked to place the icon in a prominent place in their home and pray together the official WMOF prayer which is printed on the back of the icon. Please see back of leaflet for explanation of Icon
”Our prayer is that all of us may share this Christmas time in the simple joy and peace of being together as families, as friends, and as a community which shares so much more that unites than divides. We wish you all this blessing”. (Extract from Joint Christmas message from Monsignor Joseph McGuiness and Bishop John McDowell 2017)

Thank you for your support over the year. Every blessing to each and every one of you over Christmas and the New Year. Fr Michael King

Please note the Parish Office will re-open on Thursday 28th December at 10am
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Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) Parish of Galloon 17th December 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
LIGHT AND DARKNESS is a key theme in today’s Gospel. John the Baptist’s mission is that he has been sent by God “to speak for the light.” John is a light- bearer, he is not the light, but he points to the light. He is a witness to the light of God in our world, a light that cannot be put out. We celebrate this light today on Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means rejoice, we light the pink candle and we celebrate with joy. It might be a good opportunity to ask today “who have been the light-bearers on your own faith journey”? “Lord there is much darkness in society and in our church…. we become cynical and settle for mediocrity. We thank you that someone always comes on the scene, sent by you as a witness to speak for the light…..teachers, community leaders, grandparents, children, a friend…….they bear witness to the rest of us that somewhere in the dark a light shines that darkness cannot overcome.” Michel De Verteuil

This week in ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday morning Mass at 10am 
Saturday 23rd: Confessions from 12noon – 1pm
CHRISTMAS EVE: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO 11.30 AM MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE  
  Eucharistic Adoration from 6.30 – 7.30pm
Carol Service from 7.30pm
Vigil Mass at 8pm
CHRISTMAS DAY: Christmas Day Mass at 11am 
This week in ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Monday 18th Mass at 7pm. (Confessions: Before and after 7pm Mass)
Tuesday 19th Morning Mass at 9.30am
CHRISTMAS EVE: Vigil Mass at 8pm
CHRISTMAS DAY Mass at 10am

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 17/12: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 24/12 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard  
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am 
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 16/12 Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott  
Sun 17/12: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sat 23/12 Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 24/12 (Vigil Mass) Raymond McGloin, Carmel Masterson
Mon 25/12 Gail Mullan, Majella McDonald  
Anniversary Masses
Sat 16/12Francie, Sarah & Terence McDonald and DFM , Clonmaulin and Camphill Park
Gabriel O’Keefe, Main Street and deceased family members
Maureen McDermott, Crom Road
Sun 17/12Months Mind Mass for Gus Cadden, Main Street
Sat 23/12Kathleen and Eamon McCabe, Killyroo
Sean McKiernan, Drumbroughas
Sheila McGlade
Sun 24/12Cis, Annie, & James Cadden, Lurganboy, May, Gerard, John & Annie Cadden Lurganboy Park
Kitty Maguire & Pat and Mary Johnston. Hugh & Winnie Maxwell and DFM
Sun 25/12First Anniversary Mass for Sean Sharkey, Crom Road

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. For the rest of the week see above 
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 17/12Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 24/12Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 17/10 Louis Leonard, Kieranmore.
Tom,Kathleen & John Swift and Eamon McMahon, Donagh
Sun 24/12Mollie, Thomas and Nellie Maguire and deceased family, Monanacloy
Elizabeth and David Stirton and Eddie Maguire, Cormonlea

Divine Mercy Holy Hour every Thursday in Adoration Chapel from 8 - 9pm 
Eucharistic Adoration: Newtownbutler: on Thursday from 1 -10pm. Sun 24th see above
Donagh: Adoration on Monday, Wed & Thursday 7.30 – 9.30 pm, Tuesday 10am – 9.30pm

Recently Deceased: Paddy Wilson, Belfast (son of late John Billy Wilson). May he rest in peace  

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD : meeting will take place in the Pastoral Centre Newtownbutler on Monday 18th December at 7.30pm

FR PETER McVERRY HOMELESS COLLECTION. Amounts collected were - Vigil Mass: £626, Donagh 10am Mass: £832, Ntb 11.30am Mass: £510. Total £1968.00. Sincerest gratitude on behalf of Fr McVerry to Fr King and the generous parishioners who contributed 

CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE need more participants! Calling anyone who feels they would like to help raise vital funds, through an amazing Borneo Trek over Easter 30th March -7thApril 2018. There will be mass available. £100 will secure a place contact Shauna on shauna.oneill@childrenincrossfire.org or call 02871269898 Mobile 07597747940

“If I ever reach heaven, I expect to find three wonders there: First, to meet some I had not thought to see there, second, to miss some I had expected to see there, and third, the greatest wonder of , to find myself there” John Newton

“I lit a candle for you at Christmas” cards now available @ £1
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Second Sunday of Advent Parish of Galloon 10th December 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
Messengers of Light. The second Sunday of Advent turns our attention to John the Baptist. John was an interesting individual. We are told he dressed a bit strangely, had an odd diet and spent a lot of time in the desert. Yet it seems he was very popular with the whole of Judaea and “all the people of Jerusalem” went out to hear him. John must have been a dynamic speaker and one in whom people found hope and inspiration. Who are these attractive messengers for us today? Who brings good news and hope? Whose message makes sense for us? Who do we flock to hear? Today we might reflect on the messengers in our own lives. Who did God send to you while you were in your own wilderness? Perhaps they brought with them a moment of grace reassuring you that you would not be drifting aimlessly forever. Perhaps words of encouragement gave you reason to hope or in hang in there at a bad time in your life. These “John the Baptists” are messengers of the light. They are all around us. Sometimes we are the ones called upon to be messengers of the light for someone else. The good news of the Gospel today is that even in times of desolation there is a hope, a promise that urges us on.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 10/12: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 17/12: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Thursday at 7.30pm
Thurs 14/12 @ 7.30pm: St Peregrine Healing Mass for the sick
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am 
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 9/12Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson  
Sun 10/12Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 16/12Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott Sun 17/12: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Anniversary Masses
Sat 9/12For those in our families who cannot be with us this Christmas
Sun 10/12The People of Our Parish
Sat 16/12Francie, Sarah & Terence McDonald and DFM , Clonmaulin and Camphill Park
Gabriel O’Keefe, Main Street and deceased family members
Maureen McDermott, Crom Road
Sun 17/12Months Mind Mass for Gus Cadden, Main Street

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday night at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 10/12Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey Sun 17/12Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Anniversary Masses
Sun 10/12The deceased of the McDonald family, Lettergreen
Fri 15/128pm: Month’s Mind Lucy Lynch USA/Baltreagh
Sun 17/10 Louis Leonard, Kieranmore.
Tom,Kathleen & John Swift and Eamon McMahon, Donagh

Collection for week-end 3rd December£The Parish Priest thanks you for your
Weekly Envelopes317.1014Offerings of 3rd December 2017
Loose Change281.2049.10
Repair & Maintenance for November1540184Total weekly £598.30 & € 63.10

Recently Deceased:Pray for the soul of Dympna Moore, Clones (sister of Bernadette Mohan)  

POPE JOHN PAUL 11 AWARD : next meeting will take place in the Pastoral Centre Newtownbutler on Monday 18th December at 7.30pm
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION will be taken up next weekend at all Masses. 
DONAGH WEE FOLK Pre-School places are now available for children born between 2nd July 2014 – 1st July 2015. Forms available from play-school or contact 028677 22952
HEARING LOSS CHARITY SEEKS NEWTOWNBUTLER VOLUNTEERS: From as little as 2 hours per month you could support an isolated older person with a much needed befriender. Our In-Touch team provides support to older people in the community who are experiencing isolation as a result of their hearing loss by matching them with a volunteer who visits them on a weekly or fortnightly basis to provide friendship and support. The team currently has a growing waiting list in Newtownbutler with older isolated people awaiting a befriender. We are appealing for local volunteers who would be interested in helping us to deliver this crucial service to our older generation. Full training will be provided and expenses will be paid. For further information or to receive a volunteer application pack please contact Laura or Norma on 02890 239619, email volunteering.ireland@hearingloss.org.uk  
MONAGHAN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP – Healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel on Monday 11th December at 8pm. Celebrant is Rev Eamon Kelly, Letterkenny
DECEMBER ALL-NIGHT VIGIL, KNOCK SHRINE: The 45th Eucharistic All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Thursday 7th - Friday 8th December. The programme for the night begins on December 7th at 10pmwith confessions until 12 midnight in the Chapel of Reconciliation. The vigil will begin at 12 midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Holy Hour and Stations of the Cross. Mass will take place at 4am on Dec 8th. St John’s Centre will be open all night to facilitate pilgrims who are attending the vigil. Further information contact (094) 93 88100.
BEGINNER ONLINE IRISH LESSONS: Want to learn Irish but don't have the time to go to classes? Why not learn online from the comfort of your own home? For more information contact Mrs Larkin on 07488268208 or email fountoflearning@gmail.com
ADVENT CALENDAR: As a unique Advent prayerful resource, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has provided its online Advent 2017 Calendar which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The calendar is available online, and on your smartphone, on www.catholicbishops.ie. This year’s calendar focuses on the theme of family as we prepare together for next year’s WMOF. Each day during Advent, you are invited to click open a virtual door where you will find faith content for family, school and parish. During Advent, families are invited to take special time together to pray, to talk, and to be together. 
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First Sunday of Advent Parish of Galloon 3rd December 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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B
e Aware. We are surrounded these days by the commercial “circus” of Christmas shopping and “getting ready”. It might seem far removed from the story that we are celebrating; the story of a poor refugee family 2000 years ago who had a very special delivery. It is good to ask ourselves at this time of year, what are we getting ready for? Advent is a wonderful season which invites us to use our waiting to grow spiritually. We are invited to make space for ourselves and for God in the midst of the rushing. Can we stop and be still and ask ourselves: “Where do I see God being born around me today? In those I meet? In kind words and gestures? In my own heart? Have a more “aware” Advent. Be aware in your rushing, be aware as you stand in that queue, be aware of your feelings, be aware of your thoughts. By watching all of this we become more awake, more able to recognise our true selves and more able to see God being born continuously each day within us and around us.
THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is Friday 8th December. A Holy day of obligation, it is one of the most important Marian Feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church and is celebrated worldwide. Masses for the Feast Day: St Mary’s - Thursday evening Vigil Mass at 7pm. Donagh - Friday evening at 7pm
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 3/12 Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 10/12: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard  
Weekday Mass: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Thursday at 7pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday 2/12: Commissioning Mass Pope John-Paul 11 Participants 2017/2018
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 2/12Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 3/12Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
Sat 9/12Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 10/12Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 2/121ST Anniversary Mass for May McCaffrey, Camphill Park
Michael, Mary & Kathleen O’Harte, Killard/Corsale
James and Bridie Clerkin, Galloon Gardens
Sun 3/12The People of Our Parish
Sat 9/12For those in our families who cannot be with us this Christmas 
Sun 10/12The People of Our Parish

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
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 3/12Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 10/12Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 3/12Maureen and Josie McElgunn, Drumraine
Sun 10/12The deceased of the McDonald family, Lettergreen

Collection for week-end 26th November£Total
Weekly Envelopes1319.60168.90£1561.30
Loose Change241.7056.30€225.20
Standing Orders for month of November727.5060.00

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of the souls of Fr Joe McCluskey, Cassie Jones, Aghdrumsee (sister of Eliza McElroy) and Collette Hughes, Maguiresbridge. May they rest in peace  

Fr Peter McVerry annual collection for the homeless will be taken up next weekend. 

Thursday Club Christmas dinner will take place in Mulligan’s Lounge on Thursday 7th December at 6.30pm sharp.

Elderly Care Day Centre: many thanks to all who supported, in any way, the recent fund-raising dance – thank you all for your generosity!
St Joseph’s YPS meet after 7pm Mass in Donagh bookshop this Monday 4th. All Welcome
Faith and Light Christmas Party will take place in Donn Carragh Hotel, Lisnaskea on Sunday 10th December @ 3pm
SYMBOLS AND CUSTOMS OF ADVENT
THE ADVENT WREATH if one of the best known symbols of Advent. Traditionally made of evergreen branches formed into a circle with 4 candles within. The evergreen circle is a symbol of eternal life. The green from the foliage is considered a symbol of hope.  
THE ADVENT CANDLES are usually three purple candles with one rose/pink and recall the weeks that pass until Christmas. Purple candles symbolize waiting. Rose or Pink is used on the 3rd Sunday of Advent to symbolize rejoicing (Guadete Sunday).Their light is symbolic of Christ being the light of the world coming through the darkness.
THE JESSE TREE is named for Jesse the father of King David whose line can be traced to St Joseph. It is used as a symbol to explain the Old Testament generational connection between Adam, Abraham and Jesus as explained in Gospels Matthew and Luke.
THE NATIVITY SCENE was created by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th Century to emphasize the humility of the Saviour of the World coming as a poor child. Some Church’s leave the manger empty until Christmas Eve as a celebration of Christ’s arrival as a child.

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Parish of Galloon 26th November 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  

What sort of King is this? Today we celebrate Christ the King, but his power in based not on fear or strength, but on weakness and love. The throne he chooses is a cross, his crown not of gold but of thorns. In the time of Jesus, Kings were powerful rulers and some were tyrants. We know from earlier in Matthew’s Gospel that King Herod was capable of brutal acts. There were expectations too about the Messianic King who would lead a rebellion and establish his kingdom on earth. The King that Jesus talks about turns these images upside down. He is a fair judge, a shepherd who looks after his flock, inviting all who act with justice and generosity to take their place in his kingdom. He is also in solidarity with the “least” of his people. Who ever heard of a king who knows what it’s like to be in need of food, clothing or company? But Jesus is a different sort of royalty. His kingdom in not based on power or riches, but charity, compassion and forgiveness.

Friday 1st December 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, Derryany , Lehinch and Bunn
Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street, Kilready. 
Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Gubb and Bohora.
Month of December: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: JohnJames Caughey, Kevin Kellett, Finian Swift
11.30am Mass: Phil McGovern, Pat Sharkey, Gerald Nicholl, and John McGoldrick
Ladies to help clean the Church: Agnes McPhilips, Phil Baker, Carmel Masterson, Stella Mulligan

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 26/11 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 3/12 Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott  
Weekday Mass: Wednesday, Thursday at 10am & Friday at 9.30am 
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday Readers 26/11: Pope John-Paul 11 Participants
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 25/11Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 26/11Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 2/12Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 3/12Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
Anniversary Masses
Sat 25/11Sarah and Joseph Murphy, Aidan Murphy and Ingrid Bonner
Pauline Rice, Lurganboy Park
Sun 26/11The People of our Parish
Sat 2/121ST Anniversary Mass for May McCaffrey, Camphill Park
Michael, Mary & Kathleen O’Harte, Killard/Corsale
James and Bridie Clerkin, Galloon Gardens
Sun 3/12The People of Our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 26/11Anne McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden
Sun 3/12Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 26/11Margaret, Gerard and Frank McManus, Donagh
Fri 1/12Clare and Paddy Foster, Cormonlea
Pat, Monica, Pearse and Brian O’Neill, Tattycam
Sun 3/12Maureen and Josie McElgunn, Drumraine

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 19th November£Total
Weekly Envelopes891.80135.80£1133.20
Loose Change241.4024.20€160

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of the soul of Gus Cadden, Main Street. Rest in peace  

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in October: Holly Ann Jones, Isla T McCormack, Caoimhe Ann Grue and in November: Martin Maughan
COMMISSIONING MASS for JP 11 Participants 2017/2018 will take place on Sun 3rd Dec 
OUR MEMORIAL GARDEN will be taken down before the first weekend of Advent. Please take photos and mementoes home with you over the next few days.
A JOURNEY OF PRAYER FOR ADVENT 2017 are on sale in both churches – price £1
NTB CROSS COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP are holding a beauty workshop evening this Tuesday 28th November at 7.30pm. Make-up demo by Shauna McCrystal, Facial demo by Tropic. Entry is £10 which includes refreshments and entry to raffle. All welcome!
SET DANCING CLASSES starting on Monday 27th November in Donagh Club House from 8 – 10pm. Everyone welcome
SURESTART: Christmas Crafts Workshop on Saturday 2nd December from 10.30am – 12pm in the old courthouse, Newtownbutler. Make your own Christmas gifts, cards and decorations. Activities suitable for both adults and children. Booking essential – 677 38063
LITURGY WORKSHOP: Preparing for Advent and Christmas: Tuesday 28th November in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan at 7.30pm.
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  33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 19th November 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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This week’s Gospel is an invitation to go out and take risks in order to reach your potential. Jesus explains that a master gave various amounts of money to his three servants before leaving on a journey. When the master returned, two of the servants had traded with his money, each of them doubling the amount originally handed to them by the master. Out of fear of losing the money that the master had given him the third servant buried the money in order to keep it safe and then hand it back to the master when he arrived home. This servant is condemned for not going out and investing his master’s money. Like the trustworthy servants in this parable God is inviting us to go out and take risks in order to find out what we are capable of. We shouldn’t bury our treasures and stay put at the level at which we currently find ourselves. We should thrive in the pursuit of our potential, and strive to find peace and love in our hearts, with the kingdom of God always in mind.
MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 19/11:Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 26/11 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard
Weekday Mass: Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 10am. 
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday Readers 19/11: Pope JohnPaul 11 Participants
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 18/11Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 19/11Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Sat 25/11Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 26/11Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 18/11Vincent, Mary and Robert West, Ballywillin
Paddy and Patricia Swift, Lurganboy Park
Sun 19/11The People of our Parish
Fri 24/11Susan and Benny Mullan, Derrykenny
Sat 25/11Sarah and Joseph Murphy, Aidan Murphy and Ingrid Bonner
Pauline Rice, lurganboy Park
Sun 26/11The People of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 19/11 Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 26/11Anne McGovern, Sean Óg Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 19/11Jimmy and Margaret McCormack and Michael Cormac, Tonnaboy
Pete McBrien, Kilturk
Sun 26/11Margaret, Gerard and Frank McManus, Donagh

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 12th November£Total
Weekly Envelopes769.60124.80£944.90
Loose Change175.30112.20€237

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of Lucy Lynch USA/Baltreagh (sister of James J Lynch)  

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PETITION BOX: All families in our Parish are invited to write down their petitions and prayers and place them in a special petition box that is travelling throughout our diocese. The Family Petition box is in our Parish between FRIDAY 17TH and NEXT FRIDAY 24TH November 2017. All petitions will be prayed for by religious communities across Ireland and brought to the Final Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on 26th August next, at which, we hope Pope Francis will preside. There is a second box in Donagh Church for your convenience. Please put your petitions in it and they will be transferred to the Main Box in Newtownbutler on Friday 24th November.
Please do not put money in with your petitions

The next meeting of the Pope JP 2nd Award Participants 2017/2018 will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre NTB on Monday 20th November at the later time of 7.30pm.
First Fermanagh NTB are holding Jiving classes in Parish Hall on Tues nights at 8.30pm 
Memory Tree of Lights for those Bereaved by Suicide, 3pm, Sunday 26th November, Breandrum Cemetery, Tempo Road, Enniskillen. Colette on 028 66 382112 / 078 2653 5199
Events in the Canal Stores, Clones – 24 & 25th November: Christmas Craft Fair. 2nd December: Wreath Making Workshop with Wendy Boonstra. 12th December: Irene’s Flowers, Lisnaskea presents a Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration.  
Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith: On Sunday 26 November 2017, the Feast of Christ the King, at 2:30pm, the Rosary on the Coast Ireland invite us to go to the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary for the Preservation of Faith and Family Life. 

Pope Francis’ farewell Mass to the Irish people next August: It is hoped that when the Pope’s visit is confirmed that Phoenix Park, Dublin, will be unveiled as the venue for the closing Papal Mass. Polls show that some 40% of Irish people say they would like to see the Pope during his expected visit, showing an appetite for a large venue.
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32th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon (Prisoners Sunday) 12th November 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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Are you ready? The parable in today’s Gospel pits two groups in stark contrast – the foolish bridesmaids who failed to prepare, and the sensible ones who were ready with their lamps and oil. Both groups fell asleep on the job, but only one group had laid the groundwork and so were ready for action. Jesus tells us we need to be watchful and ready. As well as having the light of faith, we need the fuel – the actions-to keep it lit so we are ready when the lord comes. Jesus urges us to be wise – to be always ready. We do not know the day or the hour. Let every day find us dressed for action and with oil lamps that have oil to spare. Think of the story of the man tending his garden who was asked by a passer-by “what would you do if you had only one hour to live” he answered “I would continue to do my work here.” We need to be ready like that, at peace with ourselves and at peace with God.

MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers:12/11 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 19/11:Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott
Weekday Mass: Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 10am. 
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 11/11Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 12/11Michaela Fitzpatrick
Sat 18/11Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 19/11Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 11/11Oliver Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
Cormac Mulligan, Edergole
Cathal McCaffrey, Drumralla and deceased family members
Sun 12/11Month’s Mind Mass for Tommy McCudden
Sat 18/11Vincent, Mary and Robert West, Ballywillin
Paddy and Patricia Swift, Lurganboy Park
Sun 19/11The People of Our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 12/11Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Sun 19/11 Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 12/11Enda and Bernadette Naan and Kathleen Doherty, Donagh
Sun 19/11Jimmy and Margaret McCormack and Michael Cormac, Tonnaboy
Pete McBrien, Kilturk
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 5th November£The Parish Priest thanks you for your offerings of 5th November
Weekly Envelopes183.50110.50Total: £2523
Loose Change217.0038.10 €290.60
Standing Orders for month of October727.5060
Church Repair & Maintenance for October139582

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of Fr Jim Hyland, Inchicore and Liam Mohan, Corranny. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends.  

NOVEMBER MASSES offered daily for our dead. Dead Lists/box at back of both Churches
The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to the HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY. The month of November – the month of the Holy Souls – is a time that can help us reflect on the reality of death as a passage from one way of being to another way of being. A visit to a cemetery or grave-yard forms part of the routine of many believers during the month. Death brings with it tremendous suffering and grief for those who are left behind. Even when someone we love has died after a long and painful illness, there is the heartache of that profound knowledge that things will never again be the same. Of course, for those of us who believe in the world that is to come, there is comfort that we will – please God – be reunited again. But this doesn’t take away from the grief and hurt - long after the fuss surrounding death and funerals abates, loneliness and grief remain. A quick visit or a few words of concern and encouragement may be just what someone needs to keep them going in a particular moment. The Irish Catholic 2/11
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PETITION BOX: In common with all other Parishes across Ireland all families in this parish are invited to write down their petitions and prayers and place them in a special petition box that is travelling throughout our diocese BETWEEN FRIDAY 17 – FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2017. All petitions will be prayed for by religious communities across Ireland and brought to the Final Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on 26th August next, at which, we hope Pope Francis will preside. Visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie Please do not put money in with petitions

Meeting of John Paul 11 Participants - this Mon night 13th in Pastoral Centre NTB at 7pm
Classes resume in Community Centre Wednesday night 5-7pm with lessons in whistle, button accordion, fiddle, banjo, piano, guitar, concertina, bodhran, Ceili band drums & mandolin. Registration for membership is £4 junior, £8 adult & £14 family and we would encourage all to sign up to this amazing branch to assist in the weekly costs of running the classes and providing our children the opportunity of learning our Irish cultures of music and song.
Elderly Day Centre: Dance in Community Centre, Newtownbutler in aid of the Elderly Day Centre on Saturday 18th November. Dancing from 9.30 - 12.30pm to Country Cousins. Supper served. £5 admission. Everyone welcome. Please support this worthy cause. 
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31th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 5th November 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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There is a sense of infuriation at the practices of the Scribes and Pharisees in today’s Gospel. Jesus criticises them for placing heavy burdens on people, while not lifting a finger to help them, and for making themselves look important in order to attract attention. If we are honest with ourselves, there are areas of our own lives where we value style over substance. We like to look good, and for people to think highly of us. There are times when we do not live up to the expectations we set for others. We expect people to be honest and fair with us, yet we are not always honest in our dealings with others. We expect other to help us but we might not always repay the favour. Today’s gospel is a wake-up call. It tells us what Jesus expects of us. We must be humble and genuine, thinking of others rather than worrying what people will think of us.

MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 5/11: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 12/11 Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard
Weekday Mass: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Thursday at 7.30pm
Thurs 9/11St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 4/11Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermot
Sun 5/11Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sat 11/11Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 12/11Michaela Fitzpatrick
Anniversary Masses
Sat 4/11For all those in our Parish suffering the pain of bereavement
Sun 5/11Month’s Mind for Gene McGovern, Derryany
Fri 10/11Margaret Quaile, Culliondoo and deceased family members
Sat 11/11Oliver Melarkey, Lurganboy Park
Cormac Mulligan, Edergole
Cathal McCaffrey, Drumralla and deceased family members
Sun 12/11Month’s Mind Mass for Tommy McCudden

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 5/11Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 12/11Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 5/11Peter, Margaret and Alice Tierney, Jimmy, Mary and Mae Tierney

Sun 12/11Enda and Bernadette Naan and Kathleen Doherty

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 15th October£Total
Weekly Envelopes1452.20168.10£1733.90
Loose Change281.7068.80€236.90
Mission Collection to date1091145
Grave-yard collection 2400400(This includes all Cemeteries) 

Meeting of new participants of Pope John Paul 11 will take place this Monday 6th in the Pastoral centre at 7pm. All those who have completed their application forms are asked to attend this meeting along with their parents.

Faith and Light Fiesta will take place in Newtownbutler Pastoral Centre on Sunday 12th November at 3pm.

Hillside Community Group: Old Time dancing starts Tuesday 7th Nov in Millennium Hall Donagh from 10.30am-12 Noon for 6 weeks with Renee Bannon. Men & women Welcome!
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet Monday 6th after 7pm Mass. Everyone welcome

Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan on the 13th Nov at 8pm. Celebrant is Rev Joe McDonald, Co Dublin

NOVEMBER MASSES will be offered daily for our dead. Dead Lists are provided at the back of both Churches - please fill them out and place in the box provided. Penance: many people follow the tradition of doing penance for November – many abstain from alcohol, cigarettes or sweets for the month.

The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Those in purgatory cannot pray for themselves, this is why they are called “poor souls”. They rely entirely on others to pray on their behalf. “The devotion to the memory of the dead is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Catholic spirit” Pope Francis

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PETITION BOX: In common with all other Parishes across Ireland all families in this parish are invited to write down their petitions and prayers and place them in a special petition box that is travelling throughout our diocese between Friday 17 – Friday 24 November 2017. All petitions will be prayed for by religious communities across Ireland and brought to the Final Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on 26th August next, at which, we hope Pope Francis will preside. The Family Petition is one of the many ways in which families can be really involved in the celebration of this great event. Visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie for further details.
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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 29th October 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
Love, not hate, is central to the Christian message. Christian love should be rooted in prayer. Loving God, with all our heart, means giving ourselves totally to him in an intimate relationship through prayer and worship. We cannot then ignore our neighbour if we claim to love God

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS is Wednesday November 1st and is a Holy Day Of Obligation. Masses for All saints - Donagh: Tuesday evening at 7pm (Vigil of feast). Mass in Newtownbutler on Wednesday at 7pm. The Feast of all Saints reminds us of all those who, so often in hidden ways have lived out in their lives something of the Beatitudes (today’s Gospel)
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed: Thursday 2nd November. Masses of All the Faithful Departed – Donagh: Thursday morning at 10am and Newtownbutler Thursday evening at 7pm 

Friday 2rd November 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, Derryany , Lehinch and Bunn
Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street, Kilready. 
Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Gubb and Bohora.
Month of November: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: Richie McPhilips, Peter McAviney, Thomas Caughey
11.30am Mass: John McGoldrick, John Erwin, Joe Mohan
Ladies to help clean the Church: Ita Mulligan, Michelle Conlon, Caroline Conlon, Ann Rice

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 29/10: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 5/11: Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott
Weekday Mass: Wednesday and Thursday evening at 7pm and Friday at 9.30am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 28/10Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson  
Sun 29/10Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 4/11Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermot Sun 5/11Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Anniversary Masses
Sat 28/10John McCaffrey Derrykenny and deceased family members
Patrick and Rose McNamee, High Street
Moira, Tom and Eric Melarkey, Crom Road and all deceased family
Sun 29/101st Anniversary Mass for Cyril Burke, Carrigans
Sat 4/11For all those in our Parish who are suffering the pain of bereavement
Sun 5/11Month’s Mind for Gene McGovern, Derryany
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday,Tuesday & Friday at 7pm. Thursday at 10am
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 29/10Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey Sun 5/11Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Anniversary Masses
Sun 29/10Peter McKenna, Kilmore
Fri 3/11First Anniverary Mass for Kathleeen Roberts
Steven Maguire,Knockboy
Tom Clarke, Ports and deceased family members
Sun 5/11Peter, Margaret and Alice Tierney & Jimmy, Mary and Mae Tierney

 Pray for the soul of Pat Brady, Glasgow (cousin of John & Eddie Brady) May he rest in peace  

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 15th October£Total
Weekly Envelopes1078.5093£1334.30
Loose Change255.8057.50€150.50
Mission Collection to date68585
Meeting of new participants of John Paul 11 will take place on Monday 30th October in the Pastoral centre at 7pm. All those who have completed their application forms are asked to attend this meeting along with their parents.
Brendan Rodgers along with the Padro Pio relic will be in Newtownbutler Community Centre on Sunday 5th November at 3pm
Donagh Development and the community wish to extend best wishes to Margaret and Dermot McCarron as they close the doors of Donagh shop. There is great sadness to see the shop closing and we commend them both on their hard work and commitment to the community over the last 20 years. Thank you both! 

BLESSING OF GRAVES in Galloon Parish will take place this Sunday 29th October in:
Donagh old Cemetery - after 10am Mass Galloon old Cemetery after 11.30am Mass.  
St Mary’s Cemetery - at 3pm (with memorial service). 
Please ensure graves are tidied. If there is a neglected grave nearby maybe you could tidy it too. The sprinkling of Holy water is a hallowed tradition in our Irish Spirituality and all families are encouraged to participate. Holy water will be available at the Church door so you can in turn bless your loved ones graves at the time the Priest makes the symbolic gesture of blessing. A collection will be taken up at the blessing of graves for the essential upkeep of our graveyards and church grounds. We ask you to be as generous as you can.
November Dead Lists are provided at the back of both Churches. Please fill them out and place in the box provided. Masses will be celebrated for all the dead during this month. We encourage you to make a special effort to take part in these Masses
Remember: clocks go back one hour on Saturday night. Please note that Sunday morning Masses will be at the new winter time
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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 15th October 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. Every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support Churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor.
Today’s parable is often described as a “conflict story” in which Jesus’ opponents try to catch him out with a tricky question designed as a trap. It only allows for a yes or no answer. If Jesus says it is permissible to pay taxes he risks losing popular support. If he say it is not, then he is a dangerous political revolutionary who must be denounced to the authorities. Jesus sees through their game and simply reminds his questioners that these are worldly affairs in a worldly kingdom but there is another kingdom yet to come with a much higher authority. “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God”
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 22/10:Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 29/10: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday Reader 22/10:Stacey Donegan
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 21/10Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 22/10Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Sat 28/10Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 29/10Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 21/10Dot and Eddie McGovern, Mullaghboy and the McCorry Family, Derryginnedy
Eithna Greene, Ballagh
Ida, Rosaleen & Nellie McKenna Main Street
Sun 22/10The people of the Parish
Wed 25/1010am: Helen, Terence and William Chapman
Sat 28/10John McCaffrey Derrykenny and deceased family members
Patrick and Rose McNamee, High Street
Moira, Tom and Eric Melarkey, Crom Road and all deceased family
Sun 29/101st Anniversary Mass for Cyril Burke, Carrigans

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 22/10Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 29/10Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 22/10James Hugh Swift and Ellen Josephine Swift, Gortgrannagh
Sun 29/10Peter McKenna, Kilmore
Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of Katheen Carroll and Margaret Gallagher (sisters of Tony O’Hara) May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving family and friends  

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 15th October£Total
Weekly Envelopes850.20112.40£1062.30
Loose Change212.1090.22€202.62

BLESSING OF GRAVES in Galloon Parish will take place Sunday 29th October in:
Donagh old Cemetery - after 10am Mass Galloon old Cemetery after 11.30am Mass.  
St Mary’s Cemetery - at 3pm (with memorial service).  
Please ensure graves are tidied. Holy water will be available outside the church and we suggest that families sprinkle their family graves. A collection will be taken up at the blessing of graves for the essential upkeep of our graveyards and church grounds. We ask you to be as generous as you can.

Donagh Development Association are holding their annual Halloween activities on Monday 30th October 2017, starting with a Spooky underage disco in St. Pat's Clubhouse from 6.30pm-8pm. Fireworks display, Bonfire and Dancing at the Crossroads at 8pm sharp. 

Mount Lourdes Past Pupils retreat will be held on Saturday 28th October at 9.45am in Mount Lourdes. It will be conducted by Fr Colm McGlinn, Prior of Benburb. For further information contact Anne on 677 21142

DIARY DATE: Confirmation will be held in Galloon Parish on Sunday 13th May at 3pm

A doctor, a lawyer a little boy and a Priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they better jump and then he bailed out. There were only 3 parachutes remaining. The Doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live” and jumped out. The lawyer said “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The Priest looked at the little boy and said “My Son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace”. The little boy handed the parachute back to the Priest and said “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my back pack”
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 15th October 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
In today’s Gospel we are treated to a story that displays the bad manners of guests who were invited to a wedding but who would not attend as they were so preoccupied with their own business. The metaphor is easily translated to our day. We are all invited to the banquet; to live the gospel message in our lives. We are invited to feast, at least every Sunday, on the Word of God and on the Bread of Life. Why do so many not accept this invitation in modern Ireland? Can we, who are here today re-issue the invitation? Can we go to the crossroads? Going to the crossroads is a metaphor for going out to the whole world to proclaim the Good News. Very appropriate in this Mission Month of October. Next Sunday 22nd October is World Mission Sunday. The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Fathers official charity for overseas mission. Donations collected at these worldwide Masses go to support Churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. Volunteers urgently required! Please see notice overleaf.
St Teresa of Avila (15th October) Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices 

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers: 15/10: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard 22/10:Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott
Morning Mass: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 14/10Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 15/10Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 21/10Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 22/10Majella McDonald, Siofra McKenna
Anniversary Masses
Sat 14/10Baby & George Wilson, Clones Road, George Wilson, Gortgommon Park and Gerald McDermott, Camphill Park
John James McGuinness, Drumboughana
James Kearns, Aughnahinch and deceased family members
Sun 15/10Months Mind Mass for Eileen Donegan, Enniskillen
Months Mind for Martin McCaffrey, Clonaroo (and deceased of the Beggin and McCaffrey families)
Sat 21/10Dot and Eddie McGovern, Mullaghboy and the McCorry Family, Derryginnedy
Eithna Greene, Ballagh
Ida, Rosaleen & Nellie McKenna Main Street
Sun 22/10The people of the Parish
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 15/10Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Sun 22/10Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 15/10Eamon and Ellie Carey and daughter Angela Gallagher, Kieranmore
Sun 22/10James Hugh Swift and Ellen Josephine Swift, Gortgrannagh

Recently Deceased: Pray for the repose of the souls of Tommy McCudden, High Street, Terence McDonagh (Galloon Island and Coventry) and Hughie Curry, Madden (Brother-in-law of Imelda Reilly) May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving families and friends.  

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 8th October£Total
Weekly Envelopes962.60120.10£1269.90
Loose Change307.3044.10€164.20

Donagh Development are holding their annual Halloween activities on Monday 30th October starting with a spooky underage disco in St Pat’s Clubhouse from 6.30 – 7.30pm followed by a fireworks display at Donagh cross from 8pm. Everyone is welcome!
 Children in Crossfire - Shauna would like to thank everyone for the warm response she received over masses last weekend. Together you managed to raise an amazing £1384.83 & €164.36 for children suffering from extreme poverty in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Your money will help provide clean safe water, education, nutrition and vital health care. 

Clogher Historical Society: Annual dinner in Killyhevlin, Enniskillen on Friday 20th October at 7.30pm followed by a talk “The Murray’s of the Border” by guest speaker Dr Peter Leary. For booking contact Deborah 047 71984 - email: deborah@clogherhistory.ie  
Brother Jean-Marie from the Taize community in France will lead “Prayer around the Cross” on Mon 16th October in St Michael’s Church Enniskillen. Everyone warmly invited 

BLESSING OF GRAVES in Galloon Parish will take place Sunday 29th October in:
Donagh old Cemetery - after 10am Mass Galloon old Cemetery after 11.30am Mass.  
St Mary’s Cemetery - at 3pm (with memorial service)

Volunteer IT/HR Admins, Montessori/Primary/Secondary Teachers, Physios, Accountants, Social Workers...all required for funded placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean. No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information
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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 8th October 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (FOLLOW LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
The Cornerstone. Today’s Gospel speaks of God’s generosity and the people’s shameful response. See the way the landowner’s servants were treated by the tenants. They became greedy. So greedy that they committed the heinous crime of murder. So where is the hope? Jesus doesn’t condemn in the passage; he invites us to understand his meaning. He asks the elders what they would do. This question is asked of us too. Jesus then refocuses the parable: “The stones that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing it is amazing in our eyes”. This is the high point of the Gospel, where Jesus reminds us of the marvel that he is: the one that was rejected, the one abandoned by us. It is this stone, this rock that becomes our Saviour. The rock symbolises one who never leaves us. God loves us not because we are good but because God is good.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 8/10:Ciara Crudden, Danielle McDermott 15/10: Bronach McKeown, Ava Leonard  
Morning Mass Wednesday and Friday at 10am
Thurs 12/10 St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday Reader 8/10: Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 7/10Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 8/10Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Sat 14/10Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 15/10Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 7/10Kathleen Clancy: First Anniversary Mass
John and Roseanne Maguire, Baltreagh and deceased of the Martin and Winters families, Kilnacran
Tom Crudden, High Street, John & Sadie Crudden, Carrigans and Paddy and Ellie Reilly, Derryginnedy
Sun 8/10The People of our Parish
Wed 11/10Con and Mary Barton Co Clare
Sat 14/10Baby & George Wilson, Clones Road, George Wilson, Gortgommon Park and Gerald McDermott, Camphill Park
John James McGuinness, Drumboughana
James Kearns, Aughnahinch and deceased family members
Sun 15/10Months Mind Mass for Eileen Donegan, Enniskillen
Months Mind for Martin McCaffrey, Clonaroo (and deceased of the Beggin and McCaffrey families)

St Vincent De Paul collection at all Masses next weekend. Please be generous!
ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday at 7pm. Rest of the week as arranged day by day
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 8/10Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Sun 15/10Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 8/10Teresa, JohnThomas and Martin Lynch Aughnaglough and Tonnaboy
Months Mind for Francie Murphy Screevagh
Sun 15/10Eamon and Ellie Carey and daugher Angela Gallagher, Kieranmore

Recently Deceased: We pray for the repose of the soul of Eugene McGovern, Derryany. May God comfort his grieving family and friends  

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 1st October£The Parish Priest thanks you for your 
Weekly Envelopes152.20165.70Generosity 
Loose Change221.3079£373.50 & €244.70
Standing Orders for month of September692.5060Many thanks for your generosity

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian community children baptised in September: Ethan O’Neill, Danny Chapman, Hannah Kearns, Padraig Flynn
The launch of The Pope JohnPaul 2 Award 2017/2018 takes place in the Parish Pastoral Centre Newtownbutler on Friday 13th October at 7pm. All those aged 16 – 18yrs and have completed their GCES’s whether in 1st year of 6th form / in training for employment / on a skills course are eligible to participate in the Award. All welcome to attend this Launch/Information night

Welding and Fabrication/Dry Lining: iskill Training and CMETB are offering full time Courses in Monaghan. City & Guilds Cert awarded. Work placement included. Contact 01 424 2440 or Philip Nolan 086 140 8684 email : philip.nolan@iskill.ie
Faith & Light Fiesta on Sunday 15th October in St Ronan’s Hall, Lisnaskea. Also Faith & Light are having a fun day on 22nd October in Carrickmacross. Contact Kate for details at 66 387291
Oak Healthy Living Centre Lisnaskea: Mental Health Awareness week : 9th -14th October. Also Cancer awareness session started 4th October from 2 – 4pm. Week 1 –Breast Awareness Session, Week 2 – Cervical awareness Session Week 3 – Bowel Awareness Session Tel 028677 23843
BLESSING OF GRAVES in Galloon Parish will take place Sunday 25th October in:
Donagh old Cemetery after 10am Mass
Galloon old Cemetery after 11.30am Mass.  
St Mary’s Cemetery at 3pm
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26th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDay For Life Parish of Galloon 1st October 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
It’s okay to change our mind. It’s okay to admit that we are wrong. It’s okay to set out on a new way of life if we’ve discovered that the road we’re on is a rocky one. This is the message of today’s Gospel. Of course we don’t like to lose face. Wrong decisions are made. We say things in anger and in haste. We unwittingly repeat gossip and hearsay. Isn’t it a huge measure of a person’s character and integrity if when identifying the wrongness of things said and done, that they can change their minds? It is a noble act. The Gospel calls on us to be genuine. We get different replies from the two sons. The first answered “no” but thought the better of it and changed his mind. The second answered with a sweet “yes” but didn’t mean a word of it. So, when we are asked to follow Jesus are we saying “yes” while we sit piously in the pew and go away and be an “anti-Christ” or are we saying “no”, this is too much, too demanding, but later think differently and change our mind?

Friday 6th October 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, Derryany , Lehinch and Bunn
Thursday: Donagh area, Galloon Gardens, Main Street, Kilready. 
Friday: Drumralla, Derryelvin, Derrykerrib, Aughnahinch, Kilgarret, Gubb and Bohora.
Month of October: Collectors -
6.30pm Mass: John James Caughey, Richie McPhilips, Finian Swift, Eamon Lynch 
11.30am Mass: Gerard Nicholl, Sean McDermott, Seamus McLoughlin, Kevin Kellett 
Ladies to help clean the Church: Theresa McPhilips, Patricia Devlin, Sinead Quinn

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 1/10: Bronach McKeown, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 8/10: Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin. Any of last year’s Altar Servers who wish to take part will be made most welcome
Morning Mass Wednesday, Thursday at 10am & Friday at 9.30am 
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30am
Sunday Readers 1/10 Pope John-Paul 11 Award Participants
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 30/3Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan Sun 1/10 Michaela Fitzpatrick
Sat 7/10Carmel Masterson, Siobhan Wilson
Sun 8/10Gail Mullan, Martin Donegan
Anniversary Masses
Sat 30/9Jim & Rose Allan, Kilnacran
Joseph Caughey, Killaghy and DFM of Caughey & Lynch family, Mullynagowan
John and Alice McGuinness, Derryelvin and the Tinneny family Goladuff
Sun 1/10The people of our Parish
Sat 7/10Kathleen Clancy First Anniversary Mass
Tom Crudden, High Street, John & Sadie & John Crudden, Carrigans and Paddy and Ellie Reilly, Derryginnedy
Sun 8/10The People of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am Monday and Friday Evening Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 1/10Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Sun 8/10Nuala McCormack, Jasmine Swift
Anniversary Masses
Sun 1/10Months Mind Mass for Mena Sweeney, Donagh
Fri 6/10Pap and Mary Bridget Mowen, Kilmacbrack
Sun 8/10Teresa, JohnThomas and Martin Lynch Aughnaglough and Tonnaboy
Months Mind for Francie Murphy Screevagh

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 24th September£Total
Weekly Envelopes1040.10164.30£1376.50
Loose Change336.40173.40€337.70
Repair & Maintenance for September1692105Many thanks for your generosity

Annual Mass for deceased Huntsmen is on Monday 2nd October at 8pm in Knockatallon Co Monaghan. The money raised last year in Newtownbutler was £969 and €1130 and was divided three ways – Newtownbutler Day Care, Defibulator at Spar Shop and Newtownbutler Historical Society. The Mass and film/party that evening was a great success!
Newtownbutler Together – are organising a talk by Charles Friel on Railway Roads in our local area on Friday 6th October at 8pm. Everyone welcome
Old Time Dancing in Millennium Hall Donagh from every Tuesday from 10.30am – noon.
Aisling Centre Coffee Morning Friday 6th October 10.30 – 1pm. Raising awareness of mental health and fundraising in support of local counselling service. Everyone welcome.  
Ulster Canal Stores Clones: Friday 6th October at 7.30pm “The 1798 Rebellion” by Hugh P Tunney. €3 admission. Refreshments served. All Welcome.  
Solemn Novena to St Gerard Majella Sun 8th – Mon 16th October. See poster on Church Boards
Shauna from Children in Crossfire will visit the Parish next weekend 7th/8th October to talk about their work. CIC are currently in Tanzinia and Ethiopia providing lifesaving treatment for children suffering from malnutrition, providing safe water, education and training for parents to create income for their families. Any support you can give to their collection will be much appreciated.
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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 24th September 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
Website: www.galloonparish.com (LINK TO CHURCH CAMERAS)  
Today’s parable of the labourers in the vineyard is one of those tricky ones. We are drawn to the story, and we feel some sympathy for the crowd who end up grumbling at the landowner. These early birds who were hired at daybreak have done the most work. They have toiled all day in the heat, doing far more than those who were hired only at the last minute – yet they all receive the same pay. It’s hardly fair, is it? But the landowner makes his point: “Why be envious because I am generous?” Jesus anticipates the discomfort of his audience. He uses parables like this to gently pull the rug from under their feet, to challenge their assumptions, and offer them a new way of thinking that is not focused on themselves but on the wider community. Place yourself in the story. If you identify with the grumblers, ask yourself why. Why should we be concerned about what others are getting? Who are we to judge what others deserve? Surely we, too, should want God’s love and blessings to be extended to everyone.
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 24/9: Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin 1/10: Bronach McKeown, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard. Any of last year’s Altar Servers who wish to take part will be made most welcome
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 23/9Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott  
Sun 24/9: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Sat 30/3Nicholas Coyle, Stella Mulligan
Sun 1/10Michaela Fitzpatrick
Anniversary Masses
Sat 23/9John McCaffrey, Galloon Island
Thomas & Margaret Maguire, Aughadreenan and deceased family
Eddie and Ellie Brown Cornavray
Peter Fitzpatrick, Galloon Gardens
Sun 24/9Months Mind Mass for Luke Lynch Clones Road
Months Mind Mass for Ronan Melarkey Clones Road
Thurs 28/9Maise & Eddie Teggart, Dan, Paddy and all deceased of Teggart Family
Sat 30/9Jim & Rose Allan, Kilnacran
Joseph Caughey, Killaghy and DFM of Caughey & Lynch family Mullynagowan
John and Alice McGuinness, Derryelvin and the Tinneny family Goladuff
Sun 1/10The people of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 24/9Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Sun 1/10Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses
Sun 24/9Terence and Margaret McConnell, Greaghcashel
Dorothy McGeehan and George Taylor, Aughnaglough
Sun 1/10Months Mind Mass for Mena Sweeney, Donagh
Fri 6/10Pap and Mary Bridget Mowen, Kilmacbrack

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 17th September£Total
Weekly Envelopes916.3076.40£1083.50
Loose Change167.2028.60€105

Recently Deceased: Pray for the souls of Martin McCaffrey, Clonaroo, Eileen Donegan, Enniskillen, and Frank Conlon, Connons. May God comfort their grieving families and friends.
Lough Derg will host their annual one day “Living with Suicide” retreat on Saturday 30th September. The retreat offers those affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation and those working in support services, the opportunity for deeper understanding and support to make sense of it all. Spiritual Director Fr Deery says the day offers a safe space for those affected by suicide to find some sense of healing and peace in the midst of their pain and struggle. Prayer and reflection form part of the days programme but there are also opportunities for discussion and questions. Two speakers will also share their own experience of suicide. Advance booking is essential. Contact Maureen on 00353 7198 61518 or email info@loughderg.org
Enniskillen Museum Tour (Drumclay Crannóg) on Thursday 28th September at 11am.  
The TG4 All Ireland Ladies Championship Finals – Sunday 24th September. The fixtures on the day are: Junior – Fermanagh v Derry @ 11.45am. Please come out and support our Ladies!
Classes resume in Community Centre Wednesday night 5-7pm with lessons in whistle, button accordion, fiddle, banjo, piano, guitar, concertina, bodhran, Ceili band drums & mandolin. Registration for membership is £4 junior, £8 adult & £14 family and we would encourage all to sign up to this amazing branch to assist in the weekly costs of running the classes and providing our children the opportunity of learning our Irish cultures of music and song.

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 17th September 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  
Generous Love. A remarkable story of generosity featured on Joe Duffy’s Liveline (RTE) recently. It was the story of Shane O’Neill, who had a history of drugs offences and ended up in prison in Belgium. On release from prison he went to the Irish Embassy to ask for the price of a flight home but was turned down. Another Irish man, Charlie Kiernan overheard the exchange and decided to help, booking him a flight and buying him breakfast. When Shane asked how he could repay him Charlie suggested he “pay it forward.” This kind gesture was the catalyst for Shane turning his life around. It is this sort of generous love that we hear about in today’s gospel, in the parable told by Jesus. The master who cancels the servant’s debt does so out of compassion and generosity. The servant is grateful but not so grateful that he is willing to take pity on his fellow servant who owes him just one 100 denarii. The parable speaks to us about the kindness of God, but also what he expects from us. Because we have been loved, we must love. Because we have been forgiven, we must forgive. (Triona Doherty)

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 17/9: Bronach McKeown Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 24/9: Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin. Any of last year’s Altar Servers who wish to take part will be made most welcome
Weekday Masses Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Sunday Reader: 17/9 Majella McDonald
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 16/9Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson Sun 17/9: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Sat 23/9Niamh Kearns, Jane McDermott Sun 24/9: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern
Anniversary Masses
Sat 16/9Willie Leonard, Camphill Park
Richard and Ann Woods Cullion
Sun 17/9The People of our Parish
Wed 20/9Teresa Ann Brown, London
Sat 23/9John McCaffrey, Galloon Island
Thomas & Margaret Maguire, Aughadreenan and deceased family
Eddie and Ellie Brown, Cornavray
Peter Fitzpatrick, Galloon Gardens
Sun 24/9Months Mind Mass for Luke Lynch, Clones Road
Months Mind Mass for Ronan Melarkey, Clones Road

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 17/9Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey Sun 24/9Jimmy Mohan, Sinead McCormack
Anniversary Masses
Sun 17/9Ben Crudden, Coolnasillagh
Tommy Bradshaw, Donagh
Philomena and Bernadette Woods, Sallaghy and Lettergreen
Sun 24/9Terence and Margaret McConnell, Greaghcashel
Dorothy McGeehan and George Taylor Aughnaglough
Collection for week-end 10th September£Total
Weekly Envelopes903.3073.001103.60
Loose Change200.3064.20137.20
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
Recently Deceased: Pray for the souls of Freda Fox (formerly of Treacy Terrace) and Francie Murphy, Screevagh. May they rest in peace and may God comfort their grieving families 
The TG4 All Ireland Ladies Championship Finals – Sunday 24th September. The fixtures on the day are: Junior – Fermanagh v Derry @ 11.45am. Please come out to support our ladies!
Old Time Dancing Classes in Courthouse Newtownbutler from Monday 18th September from 8-10pm. Admission £4 per person. Everyone welcome
Bowls resumes next Tuesday night (19th September) in the Community Centre Newtownbutler between 8-10pm. Everyone welcome
Thursday Club in Mulligan’s Lounge on 21st September. New members always welcome!
Hillside Community Group Donagh are resuming on Tuesday 19th September with Old Time Dancing in the Millennium Hall; from 10.30am – 12pm Admisssion £5. Everyone welcome
Donagh P.T.A.A Social in Millennium Hall on Friday 22nd. Dancing 10-12.30. ALL WELCOME
Flourish! Sunday: At all Masses throughout the Diocese of Clogher on the weekend of 23rd & 24th September next, we will address the issue of Suicide in a sensitive, prayerful, and supportive manner; in a way that allows us to reflect on depression and suicide through the lens of our Christian faith. Locally, the Clogher Flourish Group has prepared resources and provided training for clergy throughout the diocese in advance of the weekend.
Clogher Historical Society: “The Ancient Order of Hibernians in County Monaghan during the war of Independence by Seamus McPhilips.” Tuesday 19th September at 8pm.  
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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 10th September 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  
Community Living. No community is without its problems. Today’s Gospel has a valuable message about community. When we think of our own parish or Church community, we might feel uncomfortable with the advice on how to deal with sin. But this passage is just as relevant now as it was to the early church. First of all it acknowledges that the Church is not perfect; it is made up of sinners, who will go astray and disagree at different times. It emphasizes the importance of dialogue – if a brother (or sister) sins, the first step is to discuss it with them and then to enlist the help of the community if necessary. Presumably the other members will do the same for you, if and when you need it. We all have a responsibility, as members of the Church to help those who are struggling or lost. We have a responsibility to be present to each other, and to forgive one another. That’s what it means to be Christ’s Church
ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 10/9: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin 17/9: Laoise O’Keefe, Aisling Quinn, Bronach McKeown
Weekday Masses: Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Thursday @ 7.30pm
Thurs 14/9St Peregrine Healing Mass at 7.30pm
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 9/9Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 10/9Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
Sat 16/9Catherine Cadden, Claire Wilson
Sun 17/9Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney
Anniversary Masses
Sat 9/9Francie, Elizabeth & Jimmy McNamee and deceased family members
John and Mary Maguire, Kilgarrett
Sun 10/9The people of our Parish
Wed 13/9Robert and Elizabeth Brown Clonaroo
Sat 16/9Willie Leonard, Camphill Park
Richard and Ann Woods Cullion
Sun 17/9The People of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 10/9Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Sun 17/9Imelda Cannon, Marian Carey
Anniversary Masses
Sun 10/9Phil Maguire, Cormonlea 
Fri 15/9 7pm: Kate Swift (formerly Donagh)
Sun 17/9Ben Crudden, Coolnasillagh
Tommy Bradshaw, Donagh
Philomena and Bernadette Woods, Sallaghy and Lettergreen

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

MONTH OF AUGUST 2017£
Church Repair/Maintenance 1018105
Standing Orders 707.5060.00

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 14th of September from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. This is open to ALL bereaved parents regardless of circumstances.
Lough Derg Day Of Friendship and Prayer: Wednesday 13th September. Arrival 10.30am – Departure 3pm. This ecumenical day is an opportunity to gather as a Christian pilgrim family. Guest speaker is Rev Dr Isaac Thompson (First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown). Keynote address 12 noon followed by Prayer Service and a light lunch. Advance booking is essential. Tel 0035371 9861518. Email info@loughderg.org 

GENTLE REMINDER FROM POPE FRANCIS
This life will go by fast. 
Don’t fight with people, don't criticize your body so much, don't complain so much. Don’t lose sleep over your bills. Look for the person that makes you happy. If you make a mistake, let it go and keep seeking your happiness.
Never stop being a good parent. Don’t worry so much about buying luxuries and comforts for your home, and don’t kill yourself trying to leave an inheritance for your family. Those benefits should be earned by each person, so don’t dedicate yourself to accumulating money.
Enjoy travel, enjoy your journeys, see new places, give yourself the pleasures you deserve. Allow dogs to get closer. Don’t put away the fine glassware. Utilize the new dinnerware, don’t save your favorite perfume. Use it to go out with yourself, wear out your favorite sports shoes, repeat your favorite clothes.
So what? That’s not bad. Why not now? Why not pray now instead of waiting until before you sleep? Why not call now? Why not forgive now? We wait so long for Christmas, for Friday, for reunions, for another year, for when I have money, for love to come, when everything is perfect….look…
Everything perfect doesn’t exist. Human beings can’t accomplish this because it simply was not intended to be completed here. Here is an opportunity to learn.
So take this challenge that is life and do it now…love more, forgive more, embrace more, love more intensely and leave the rest in God’s hands. Amen
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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish of Galloon 3rd September 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: http://myipstream.com/galloonparish.html

t can be difficult to understand why anyone would willingly place a burden on themselves. We are bombarded daily with promises of a better, easier life. Yet we see self-sacrifice all the time. Parents make sacrifices for their children, and many people tend lovingly to elderly parents or relatives. Teachers go the extra mile for a vulnerable child and nurses, doctors and care workers often go beyond the call of duty. When Jesus tells his disciples that he is going to suffer grievously and be put to death, they naturally react with shock, as it seems like a strange path to choose. But he is not doing it simply to make life difficult for himself. His sacrifice stems from his passionate love for us, just as we would sacrifice everything for someone we love dearly. Being a follower of Jesus means being prepared to sometimes put others’ needs before our own.

ST MARY’S NEWTOWNBUTLER
Altar Servers 3/9: Odhran McCartney, Elisha McDermott, Tiarnan Swift, Damian Kerr, Danielle McDermott, Ava Leonard 10/9: Micko McDaid, Ben Melarkey, Ciara Crudden, Saoirse Martin
Morning Mass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Mass at 11.30 am.
Sunday Readers for 3/9: John Paul 11 Award Participants
Eucharistic Ministers
Sat 2/9Margaret Quaile, Patricia Caughey
Sun 3/9Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan
Sat 9/9Hannah McCusker, Raymond McGloin
Sun 10/9Majella McDonald, Siofra Kavanagh
Anniversary Masses
Sat 2/9Anna & Malachy O’Connor, Clonagun and daughter Patricia
John and Eileen O’Keefe, Lurganboy Park
Philip McElgunn, Drumraine
Sun 3/9The people of our Parish
Sat 9/9Francie, Elizabeth & Jimmy McNamee and deceased family members
John and Mary Maguire, Kilgarrett
Sun 10/9The people of our Parish

ST PATRICK’S DONAGH
Sunday Mass at 10am. Monday Mass at 7pm. Rest of week as arranged daily
Eucharistic Ministers:
Sun 3/9Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden
Sun 10/9Michael McDermott, Genevieve Crudden
Anniversary Masses
Sun 3/9Deceased of the Little family, Coolnasillagh
Sun 10/9Phil Maguire, Cormonlea
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 27th August£ Total
Weekly Envelopes 906.90122.40 £1207.30
Loose Change300.4073.00 €195.40

Recently Deceased: We pray for Pat Mulvihill Co Kerry (Uncle of Jim Wallace) May he rest in peace and may God comfort his grieving family and friends  

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian Community children baptised in August: Carly Rose Thornton, Amelia Smith, Conor James Crudden and James Eamon O’Harte

There will be a meeting for ALL present participants in the Pope John Paul 2 Award on Wednesday 6th September @ 8pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre Newtownbutler. Please bring your record cards with you to the meeting

Donagh St Joseph’s YP Society meeting this Monday evening after 7pm Mass. Everyone welcome

Brendan Rodgers (along with Padre Pio relic) will be in Ntb Community Centre Sunday 3rd at 3pm

Carn Court Thursday Variety Club, Roslea resumes activities on Thursday 7th September 2017 (10.30 to 2.30). We look forward to seeing you all again and new members welcome 

Lough Derg Day Of Friendship and Prayer: Wednesday 13th September. Arrival 10.30am – Departure 3pm. This ecumenical service is an opportunity to gather as a Christian pilgrim family. Guest speaker is Rev Dr Isaac Thompson (First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown). Advance booking is essential. Tel 0035371 9861518. Email info@loughderg.org 

Prayer Rally For Ireland -On Saturday 9th September at 1pm - Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim, to pray for the healing, restoration and transformation of our land. 028 9027 8484 info@preciouslife.com

A message from Trócaire Thanks to you and your parishioners once again for your continued support and generous donations over the last number of months. Every donation you’ve made thus far in support of both families struggling to survive the constant threat of flooding and hurricanes in Honduras and children struggling to eat or drink clean water in East Africa is making a lasting difference. Examples of the work your generous donations this year has provided includes: Vital Education & Evacuation training, Survival Kits including food supplies, Clean water and shelter, Medical supplies. In East Africa where drought and conflict has brought about a dire reality of no food, clean water or a safe place to sleep or live we have already increased the supplies going to these countries so that families can survive in their own communities. Thank you once again for your generosity!

PLEASE NOTE THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED NEXT WEEK MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Parish of Galloon 26th November 2017  
Priests of the Parish: Rev Michael King PP 677 38229  
Parish Office Hours: Mon 10.30-1.30pm. Wed 10 – 1pm.Tues & Thurs 10 – 2pm 
Telephone 028677 37935. Email: galloonparish@gmail.com
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