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SEPTEMBER 2017
  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.  
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LINK TO THE CHURCH CAMERAS – go to our Parish Website www.galloonparish.com and then either hit CLICK HERE FOR CHURCH CAMERAS or click on WATCH LIVE on left side. (There are two cameras – (1) for Main Church and (2) Oratory )

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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
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