GALLOON PARISH BULLETIN 2014
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                 14 September  2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Forgiveness:  Peter asks a vital question: how many times do you forgive?  The answer may disturb some people but it can also liberate us if we allow it to: seventy-times-seven, i.e. an infinite number of times.  This might seem idealistic and even ridiculous, but when we think more about it there is no other option.  Without forgiveness we allow bitterness to engulf and torture us; zapping our energy; preventing us from being at peace with ourselves.  When we only seek retribution, we enter into chaos.  ‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.  When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it.  We call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it’
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross:  The discovery of the true Cross is dated to September 320.  On 13 September 335 the Churches on Calvary were dedicated and the Cross that St Helena discovered was venerated there the next day.  The annual commemoration of that event has been celebrated since in praise of the redemption won for us by Christ.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   Group 1-14.09.14: Eimear Holland, Caithlyn McLoughlin, Sophie and Jack McKenna.
Welcome to September on Lough Derg: One day retreats are available on September  14, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st.  Booking essential.  Please contact Maureen or Sharon Tel: 071 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org
December from 4.00-5.00 pm.  No need to make an appointment.  Contact Lisa 028 82251446 for further information.
Living with Suicide Day Retreat on Lough Derg, 24 September 2014:  The Retreat is an invitation to people to come to a safe place where they might find some sense of healing and peace in the midst of pain and struggle.  It is a day for adults who have been affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation, or for those ministering to the suicide bereaved or working in support services.  Advance booking is essential.  For further information please contact Maureen or Sharon Tel 071 9861518 (from NI 0035371 986158) or email:info@loughderg.org
Newtownbutler Craft Class will commence on this Thursday, 18 September 2014 from 2.00-4.00 pm in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler.  Everyone welcome.
Galloon Thursday Club Monthly Social Evening will take place this Thursday, 18 September 2014 in Mulligan’s Lounge, Newtownbutler starting at 7.00 pm.  All members and new members are welcome.
Newtownbutler CCE Music Classes have now started in the Community Centre, Newtownbutler on Wednesdays starting with beginners from 6.45-7.30 pm followed by Advanced from 7.30-8.30 pm. 
Keep Free Sunday, 5th October for our Sponsored Parish Walk.  More details later.
Old Tyme Dancing Classes resumes again in the Newtownbutler Communty Centre from next Monday                        15 September from 8.00-10.00 pm.  £4.00.  Everyone welcome.
Parish Collection 07.09.14:   The Priests of the Parish thank you for your offerings on 07.09.14.  As well some white envelopes returned with contents of £404.19 and €5.00.  Loose change £226.40.and €50.20.  Total to the parish funds £630.50 and €55.20.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Annie Little, Coolnasillagh who died during the week.  May God grant her eternal rest and comfort her grieving family and friends.

Newtownbutler:  Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.  Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.                                         Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 13.09.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.                                                                   Sun14.09.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.  Sat 20.09.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin. Sun 21 Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Tom Crudden , High Street.  Sun 11.30 am:  Maureen Sharkey and Deceased Family Members of the McQuillan Family, Crom Road and Month’s Mind May Kiernan, Drumbroughas.  Wed 10.00 am:  Bill Daly, Dublin and Catherine Jones, Camphill Park (FFC).            Sat 10.00 am: Michael and Mary McLoughlin, Keevenagh.  Sat 6.30 pm: John and Eileen O’Keefe, Lurganboy Park.  Sun 11.30 am: Hugh Nicholl, Legmacaffrey.

Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass.  Monday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day.    Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 14.09.14: Jenna Connolly, Noleen Maguire.   Sun 21.09.14: Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 14-10.00 am:  Philomena Woods, Sallaghy.                                             
Mon 15-7.00 pm: Bernadette Woods,Lettergreen.  Mon 21-10.00 am:  Ben Crudden, Coolnasillagh.
Mon 22-7.00 pm: Tommy Bradshaw, Alexander Rise


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The Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                  7 September  2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Conflict:  Advice about a problem we all encounter: conflict.  The beautiful phrase  ‘you have won back your brother’ highlights the importance of resolving our differences with one another; love sometimes involves confrontation.  We may involve others to help mediate but only when the first stage has failed.  To seek help requires great humility and involving the wider community may seem harsh, but we should not be naïve, lasting peace sometimes requires mediation.  Mediation is not an easy task, whether it be a parent dealing with conflict in the family; a diplomat brokering peace-keeping deals in conflict zones; a counsellor journeying with two people; conflict is all around us.  Today’s Gospel urges dialogue, patience, perseverance and the space to allow grace to enter.
Quote of the Week:  Dear Young People, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you!  Do not be afraid to dream of great things!  Pope Francis:
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:   New Group – Will be decided during the week.
Welcome to September on Lough Derg: One day retreats are available on September  9th, 10th, 13th, 14, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st.  Booking essential.  Please contact Maureen or Sharon Tel: 071 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org
December from 4.00-5.00 pm.  No need to make an appointment.  Contact Lisa 028 82251446 for further information.
Youth Mass:  Follow up Meeting to Planning for Youth Mass being held on Wednesday 10 September at 8.00 pm in the Pastoral Centre.  Anybody wishing to become involved will be very welcome to attend.
Heartbreak to Healing Programme:  If you have suffered the loss of your partner/spouse by separation/divorce or death then Heartbreak to Healing is for you.  A 7 week programme begins in Cavan on Tuesday 9 September at 8.00 pm.  This is a non-denominational voluntary organisation.  All facilitators working on this programme are specially trained to assist you work through your thoughts and feelings.  Each team member has lost their partner and so they have a great understanding of your loss.  For more information and to book contact Geraldine Tel: 0035387 2675859 anything or Joseph 00353872772464 after 6pm.
Making History Talk – Understanding World War 1 is the second in a series of public events designed to reflect on the decade of historic commemorations in a way that builds understanding.  Tuesday 30 September at 7.30 pm in the WV Suite, Westville Hotel, Enniskillen./
Clogher don Oige Cycle for Hope was held last Saturday 30 August and Caitlin Crudden wants to thank everyone that donated to this worthy charity.  Total raised was £531.00 and €59.64.  Your generosity was very much appreciated.
Parish Sick:  Recently some people in our Parish Community have got bad news about their health – it’s important that we remember them in our prayers – Our Lady, Queen of  the Sick pray for them.
Keep Free Sunday, 5th October for our Sponsored Parish Walk/Parish Cycle.  More details later.
Arthritis Care Branch Meeting resumes after the summer break on this Wednesday 10 September at 7.45 pm in the Castle Park Centre, Lisnaskea.  Please note Branch Membership money will be collected at this meeting £14.00.  All members welcome.
Newtownbutler Bowling Club starting again on Tuesday 9 September from 8.00-10.00 pm in the Newtownbutler Community Centre.  New members are welcome.
Old Tyme Dancing Classes resumes again in the Newtownbutler Communty Centre from next Monday 15 September from 8.00-10.00 pm.  £4.00.  Everyone welcome.
Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a Healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel, at 8.00 pm on Monday, 8 September.  Celebrant is Fr John Walsh.
Parish Collection 31.08.14:   £947.80 and €113.90.  Loose change £228.40.and €34.10.  Total to the parish funds £1176.20 and €148.00

Newtownbutler:  Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.  Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.                                         Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 06.09.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.  Sun 07.09.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.  Sat 6.09.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney. Sun 7.09.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.

Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Aidan Murphy, Newtownbutler and Eddie and Ellen Boyle, Cornavray and Deceased Family Members.  Sun 11.30 am: Mairead McDonald, Culliondoo.  Frid 7.00 pm: Month’s Mind Catherine Jones, Camphill Park.  Sat 6.30 pm: Tom Crudden , High Street.  Sun 11.30 am:  Maureen Sharkey and Deceased Family Members of the McQuillan Family, Crom Road and Month’s Mind May Kiernan, Drumbroughas.

Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass.  Monday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day.    Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 07.09.14: Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.  Sun 14.09.14: Jenna Connolly, Noleen Maguire.

Anniversary Masses:   Sun 7-10.00 am: James & Gretta McCorry, Drumhose.  Mon 8-7.00 pm: Cornelius McCormack,Aughnaglough and Joe and Annie Fawcett and Mary Fitzpatrick and Josie Coughlin, Keady.                   Sun 14-10.00 am:  Philomena Woods, Sallaghy. 

Pioneer Meeting in Donagh on this Tuesday, 9 September at 8.00 pm.


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The Twenty-First Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                    24  August 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Why Are We Here?:  How easy it is to lose our way.  Business people who start out with a great idea can sometimes become overly focused on money and lose sight of their passion.  Politicians who start out young and idealistic can become disillusioned or corrupt.  Teachers may become overly focused on exam success and forget their enthusiasm for their subject.  It is all too easy to get caught up in rules and regulations, and forget to take a step back and ask ourselves: why are we here?  The Church, too, can lose its way.  Over its history, we know the Church has not always lived up to its great responsibility to communicate God’s love to the world.  ‘The Church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules.  Ministers of the Church must be ministers of mercy above all.’  Pope Francis
Saint of the Week: Wednesday, 27-St Monica.  Patron Saint of Mothers.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers: Group 1-24.08.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Group 2- 31.08.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
The Diocese of Clogher appointments will take effect from 7 September 2014.  Rt  Rev Mgr Vincent Connolly, PE, to serve in the Parish of Magh Ene and to be priest in residence in the Rock, Ballyshannon.  Rev Frank McManus, CC the Rock, Ballyshannon to be PP Cúl Máine.  Rev Owen Gorman, CC Clones, to be CC Inis Muighe Samh.  Rev Eamon Bredin, diocese of Kilmore, to be CC and priest in residence in Aghalurcher for one year.  Very Rev Brendan Gallagher, PP  Cúl Máine, to be on sabbatical leave for one year.  Rev Ian Fee, CC Aghalurcher, to be on sabbatical leave for one year.  Mr Sean Mulligan, Knockatallon will resume his studies for the priesthood in the Irish College, Rome.  Fr Matthews Zemba will return to Malawi.  We thank him warmly for his service in Monaghan, Carrickmacross and Lough Derg while he was with us and we pray God’s blessing on his future work.
Extra Special Liturgy/Mass for Young People of Galloon and beyond on Sunday, 15th September 2014 at 11.30 am.  In preparation for this Mass, anyone involved in any leadership capacity with any group of young people in the parish, is invited to attend this meeting which will take place on Tuesday, 3rd of September at 8.15 pm.  Anyone else interested in helping out in any way is also welcome to attend this meeting. Pope John-Paul II Award:  On Monday, 2nd September a Meeting has been organised for all participants in Pope John-Paul II Award 2013/14.  If you wish to obtain your Award you are required to attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend please notify your Award Leader as soon as possible.
Zumbia Fitness Classes begin on next Monday, 1 September, 2014 in the Parish Hall, Newtownbutler starting at 8.00 pm.  (please note change of starting time).
Horizon West Children’s Hospice Annual Midnight Walk will take please on Friday, 12th September at the Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen.  Registration is from 11.00 pm when there will also be hot food and entertainment.  To register please contact Elaine on Tel: 077941 06845.
Tour de Clogher Charity Cycle from Bundoran to Carrickmacross on Saturday, 30th August.  They cycle is to help raise funds for three very worthy bodies:  < Ongoing education programmes in the Favelas (The Slums) of Sáo Paulo, Braxil co-ordinated by Fr Pat Clarke of the Holy Ghost Fathers. < Developing education for young people in South Sudan by our own Fr John Skinnader.  <Developing and delivering leadership programmes that build faith and self-confidence in young people delivered by Clogher don Óige.  Rev Martin O’Reilly is cycling from Bundoran to Carrickmacross and would be grateful if you could sponsor me.  I am sending a sponsorship card and would appreciate it if you could ask your family, friends or possibly your parishioners if they would sponsor me.
Parish Collection 17.08.14:   £1019.20 and €194.20.    Loose change £158.30 and €61.10.  Total to the parish funds £1177.50 and €255.30.
The Parish Office will be closed until Thursday 28 August.
Newtownbutler Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.                                            Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 23.08.14: Martha Mohan, Gerry Kearns.   Sun 24.08.14:  Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.  Sat 30.08.14: Catherine Conlon, Chloe Weaver.  Sun 31.08.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: John & Mary Maguire, Kilgarret.  Sun 11.30 am: Mae Murray, Main St & Deceased Family Members.  Wed 10.00 am:  St Mary’s School Staff.  Sat 10.00 am:  Dan McAdam, Kilnakirk.  Sat 6.30 pm: Betty Fitzpatrick, Kiltober & Month’s Mind Ann Woods, Cullion.  Sun 11.30 am:  Mary Donohue, Derrykerrib.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass.  Monday  at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day. 
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 24.08.14:  Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.  Sun 31.08.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 24-10.00 am: John and Teresa Connolly, Drumgallon, Louis Leonard and Karen
Maguire and Month’s Mind Ella Casey.  Mon 15-7.00 pm: Jim & Sarah Foster, Cormonlea. Sun 31-10.00 am: Philip McElgunn, Drumraine.
St Pat’s GFC Clubhouse Restoration Fund Draw will take place on next Saturday, 30th August in Donagh Bar with a 1st Prize of £10,000.  There are still tickets available from any Committee Member.


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The Eighteenth Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                          3 August 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Ripple Effect:  You never know what impact a small act of kindness can have.  The mental health crisis in Ireland has been widely reported upon in recent years; sadly, however, many people continue to suffer in silence, and hundreds of people die by suicide in this country every year.  We have a long way to go before there is an open and positive attitude to mental health in our society.  Earlier this year, the Green Ribbon campaign was launched with the aim of ‘changing minds about mental health, one conversation at a time’.  Their simple message, ‘Time to talk’, spread rapidly.  Who knows how many lives were saved or transformed by the reminder that we should always be ready to listen and to help?  It got me thinking about the ripple effect – how one kind word or act can make all the difference, or even save a life. 
Today’s Gospel sees Jesus taking pity on the crowds, even though he had planned some alone time, and in spite of the disciples’ efforts to send them away.  Are we like the disciples, sending people away when they need help?  Or do we follow Jesus’ example, acting with compassion and helping those we encounter?

Reflection:  “The perfect family doesn’t exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife and lets not talk about the perfect Mother-in-law!  It’s just us sinners.  A healthy family life requires frequent use of three phrases:  “May I? Thank you and I’m sorry” and “never, never, never end the day without making peace”.  Pope Francis   14th February, 2014

Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 

Mass Servers: Group 2-3.08.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.         Group 3-10.08.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.

Lough Derg:  There is still time ‘to do’ the three day pilgrimages.  Wednesday, 13th August is the last day pilgrims can commence the 3 day pilgrimage Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm.   One day Retreats recommence on 17th August.   For further information contact Maureen or Sharon  071 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org
The Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are having a 3 day ‘The Life in the Spirit’ Conference in Knock Basilica starting on Friday, 29th August to Sunday 31st August 2014.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival-Cistercians College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary on Thursday 14 August to Sunday 17 August for young people aged 16-35 years – an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet new people.  Donation only.  Free buses.  Contact details: Telephone 07598876399 or Facebook (youthtwothousandIreland)

Collectors for August:  Sat 6.30 pm: Eamonn Lynch, Thomas Caughey, Sharon McPhillips, Mary Fitzpatrick. 
Sun 11.30 am: Liam Beattie, Gerard Nicholl, Sean McDermott, Joe Mohan.
Ladies to help to clean the Church:  Susan Caughey, Majella McDonald, Kathleen Cadden.

Pray for the repose of the souls of   Jimmy Carey, Lettergreen, Ella Casey nee Gleeson (aunt of Mary Tierney, Rockfield) and Ann Woods, Cullion who died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving  families and friends.

Parish Collection 27.07.14: £758.10 and €131.50    Loose change £154.20 and €43.30.  Total to the parish funds £912.30 and €174.80.

Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.                                   
Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 03.08.14:   Margaret Quaile,  Dearbhla McPhillips Sun 10.08.14:  Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.  Sat 10.08.14:  Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 am:   Mary, Bridget, Hugh, Niall, Phil and Peter McGovern,  Drummurl. 
Sun 11.30 am: Arthur Melarkey, Lurganboy Park.  Fri 10.00 am: Maureen Holland, Birmingham.
Sat 10.00 am:  Jim McGovern, Mulnahorn.  Sat 6.30 am:  The Deceased Family Members of the Maguire Family, Aghadreenan and Catherine and Patrick Curry, Hollybank.  Sun 11.30 am:  Frances and Mary Frances Tummins, Gubb
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Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass. On Monday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day. 
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 03.08.14:  Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.  Sun 10.08.14:  Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan.
Anniversary Masses:   Sun 3-10.00 am:  Moira Gleeson, Kilturk and Month’s Mind Lucy McCormack,
Aughnaglough.  Mon 4-7.00 pm:  Terry McGorman, Adrian Heights. 
Sun 10-10.00 am:  Eddie and Mary McGeary, Ballyhullagh.

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The Seventeenth Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                              27 July 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Treasure in the Field:  I recently wandered into a café in Dublin that was selling ‘suspended coffees’.  This is where you buy a coffee and then buy another one ‘suspended’.  Then someone who can’t afford to buy a hot beverage can come in and ask for a ‘suspended coffee/tea’.  It reminded me of one of today’s parables, the treasure in the field.  It gave me a tiny glimpse of what the world looks like when we take this Kingdom of God stuff seriously.   It brings great joy, espe3cially when it is unexpected.  Sometimes there are hidden treasures of God’s kingdom going on right under our noses.  Today we are told what to do when we find it.  It may be unexpected; it may be the result of a long search and journey, but once found, nothing else matters.  We are driven by our desires.  It is what we desire most that effects what we do and the choices we make in life.  Jesus tells us that there is only one thing worth pursuing at any cost – that is the Kingdom of God.  And joy is one proof of its presence.
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle.  I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”   1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”  Mother Teresa was referring to this verse with the quote.  What a great sense of humour!
Friday, 1 August, First Friday:  We honour the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Masses for the First Friday in Newtownbutler at 10.00 am and in Donagh at 7.00 pm.  Confessions for First Friday: In Newtownbutler on Thursday evening from 7.00-8.00 pm and in Donagh on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.
Visitation of the sick and housebound:  Wednesday-Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Killaghy Cornavray and Derryadd.  Thursday:  The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens, Kilready.  Friday: Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Derryelvin, Starraghan, Kilgarret, Derrykerrib, Clonaroo, Drumboghena, Wattlebridge.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 1-27.07.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin. 
Group 2-3.08.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
Lough Derg:  This weekend we welcome a Visitor from Lough Derg who will speak to us about the 3 day and single day Pilgrimages. 
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:   Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the     13 August.  No booking is necessary.  For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 0719861518.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival-Cistercians College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary on Thursday 14 August to Sunday 17 August for young people aged 16-35 years – an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet new people.  Donation only.  Free buses.  Contact details: Telephone 07598876399 or Facebook (youthtwothousandIreland)

Kitui Diocese celebrates its Golden Jubilee on 16 August 2014.  If anyone wishes to honour this occasion by making a contribution towards the development of the new Shrine to Our Lady in Kitui Diocese, they can do so by sending a cheque to Kitui Development Fund, St Patrick’s Ballybay, Co Monghan before the end of July.  Fr La Flynn can bring any contributions with him in person as he hopes to attend the jubilee occasion.  (Fr Flynn will be celebrating Mass here in Newtownbutler next Saturday at 11.30 am)-.
Pray for the repose of the souls of  Brigid Fitzpatrick, Portstewart /Treacy Terrace (sister of Hugh Pat and Paul Fitzpatrick), Mrs Joanie Lynch, Clones (mother of Ricky Lynch) and Joe Kelly, Antrim (husband of Bridie Kelly, nee McGorman and brother-in-law of John McGorman) who died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving  families and friends.
Parish Collection 20.07.14: £880.50 and €239.60    Loose change £172.40  and €68.70      Total to the parish funds £1052.90 and €308.30.

Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.   NO Morning Mass on Wedensday.                             Evening Mass: Wednesday at 7.00 pm.                                         
Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 26.07.14:  Catherine Conlon, Chloe Weaver.  Sun 27.07.14: Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.   Sat 03.08.14:   Margaret Quaile,  Dearbhla McPhillips.  Sun 10.08.14:  Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan. 
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30 pm:  The Baker Family, Camphill Park.  Sun 11.30 am: Michael McDaid, Culliondoo.  Wed 7.00 pm: Robert West, Lurganboy Park.  Sat 10.00 am:  Molly and James McLoughlin, Aghagay.  Sat 6.30 am:   The McGovern Family, Drummurl.  Sun 11.30 am: Arthur Melarkey, Lurganboy Park.
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Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass. On Monday and Friday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day.  Confessions for First Friday:  on Friday before the 7.00 pm Mass.                                                
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 27.07.14:  Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.                                            Sun 03.08.14:  Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan
Anniversary Masses:   Sun 27-10.00 am:  The McDermott Family, Drumhose.                                                             Mon 28-7.00 pm:  Kathleen Swift, Alexander Rise.   Sun 30-10.00 am:  Moira Gleeson, Kilturk and Month’s Mind Lucy McCormack, Aughnaglough.  Mon 4-7.00 pm:  Terry McGorman, Adrian Heights. 


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The Sixteen Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                                  20 July 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
A Mixed Bag:  Christ’s parable originally addressed the problem of sinners in the Kingdom of God.  The Pharisees believed that the Kingdom was for saints only; sinners therefore should be ruthlessly weeded out.  But Christ didn’t agree, as this parable shows.  The main point of the parable is clear; up to the last judgement, the Kingdom will be a mixed bag of good and evil.
Saint of the Week: Saturday 26 July-Feast of St Joachim and St Anne, grandparents of Jesus.

A Guide for Regular Prayer:   Find your space, light a candle and watch the flame as you say your prayers.  Lighting a candle is a visual sign of inviting God into your prayer space.    Listen to relaxing instrumental music to help you set the scene for prayer.  Sitting in silence helps us ‘listen’ to what God wants from us.  Just talk with God, tell him your worries, concerns or problems.  Be thankful, think of all the many things you have to be thankful for e.g.: food, technology, family.  Put your faith into God’s answer for you, it may not always be as you asked for but there is a reason.

Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 

Mass Servers:  Group 4-20.07.14:  Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.  Group 1-27.07.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.

Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 0719861518.

The Catholic Grandparents Association wishes all Grandparents “Happy Grandparents Day” for July 26-Feast of St Joachim and St Anne, Grandparents of Jesus, and we invite all Grandparents to join in solidarity with Grandparents worldwide in praying The Rosary on that day for their Grandchildren as requeste34d by Pope Francis.  The annual Grandparents pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, 14th September.  For further information phone 098 24877

Kitui Diocese celebrates its Golden Jubilee on 16 August 2014.  If anyone wishes to honour this occasion by making a contribution towards the development of the new Shrine to Our Lady in Kitui Diocese, they can do so by sending a cheque to Kitui Development Fund, St Patrick’s Ballybay, Co Monghan before the end of July.  Fr La Flynn can bring any contributions with him in person as he hopes to attend the jubilee occasion.  (Fr Flynn will be celebrating Mass here in Newtownbutler next Saturday at 11.30 am)-.

Are you up to the challenge of building your spiritual muscle?  Yes!  Then join us on the Clogher don Oige 3 day Youth (15 to 30) Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Monday 28th to 30th July.  Booking forms available by contacting info@clogherdonoige.com or 00353 47 72784 or forms available from Parish Office, Newtownbutler.

St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea Summer Scheme 2014  commencing on this Monday 21 July 2014 starting at       9.30 am in the school.  Transport arrangements as per letter received.

Pray for the repose of the soul of  Martin Maughan, Dublin whose 2nd Anniversary occurs at this time.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his family and friends at this time.

St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.
Parish Collection 13.07.14: £972.40 and €202.10    Loose change £164.40  and €51.10      Total to the parish funds £1136.80 and €253.20.  Popes Collection £808.00 and €153.70.   Final amount translated into Euro = €1180.00.

Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 19.07.14: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 20.07.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.               Sat 26.07.14:  Catherine Conlon, Chloe Weaver.  Sun 27.07.14:  Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30 pm: The O’Harte Family, Gortbrannan.  Sun 11.30 am: Jonathan McDonald, Aghagay Park.  Sat 10.00 am:  Charlie Sweeney, Edergole.  Sat 6.30 pm:  The Baker Family, Camphill Park.  Sun 11.30 am: Michael McDaid, Culliondoo.
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Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass. On Monday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day.                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sun 20.07.14:  Jenna Connolly, Noleen Maguire.  Sun 27.07.14:  Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.
Anniversary Masses:   Sun 20-10.00 am: Rita Breen, London and Donagh.  Mon 21-7.00 pm:  Joe Maguire, Conway Place.  Sun 27-10.00 am:  The McDermott Family, Drumhose.  Mon 28-7.00 pm:  Kathleen Swift, Alexander Rise.


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The Fifteen Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                                  13 July 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Parable Experience:  Parables are not simply a ‘story with a moral’; they are much more than that.  Parables speak to the heart and command an alertness to all that is said and all that is unsaid.  We need to pay attention to the detail, but must also be careful not to miss the hidden meaning in the parable experience.  Today’s parable highlights the various ways that we do not allow God’s word to penetrate deep into our hearts and minds.  Jesus tells the disciples: ‘The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen”.’  Jesus emphasises the enormous harvest that is waiting for those who really ‘open their ears’.  Recently, I saw a YouTube clip of a 40 year old woman who was able to hear for the first time thanks to cochlear implants.  It was an emotional clip to watch and she cried and laughed and shouted with joy.  She explained how ‘the switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life’.  If we are open to the parable experience, perhaps the Word can affect us in the same way.  In the coming Sundays we hear the parables of Matthew 13.  Perhaps we4 can hear them again for the first time.
Saint of the Week:  Monday 14th – St Camillus de Lellis; rough tempered and a gambler in his early life.  He was converted at the age of 25.  Patron of nurses, hospitals and the sick.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 3-13.07.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey. 
Group 4-20.07.14:  Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 0719861518.
The Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival 2014 will take place from 19 – 20th July in the Sperrins and 9 – 10th August in Killeter.  The festivals will feature walks for all ages and abilities, family fun activities and short talks on the local history of the region. Find out more on www.sperrinskilleterwalking.com or by calling 00 44 7775911198
Carmel Sharkey is travelling this summer to Kenya and participating in a volunteer project for 3 weeks. Carmel would be delighted if you were able to give her any support in any way to enable her to get to Kenya and to cover costs while volunteering.  You can donate online at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/carmel_sharkey_2014  or you can drop your donation into Sharkey’s Hardware, Crom Road.
Ladies Football Club Collection:  There will be a Church gate collection this weekend in Newtownbutler for the  Ladies football club and a collection  in Donagh for the Donagh Ladies Football club.
Kitui Diocese celebrates its Golden Jubilee on 16 August 2014.  If anyone wishes to honour this occasion by making a contribution towards the development of the new Shrine to Our Lady in Kitui Diocese, they can do so by sending a cheque to Kitui Development Fund, St Patrick’s Ballybay, Co Monghan before the end of July.  Fr La Flynn can bring any contributions with him in person as he hopes to attend the jubilee occasion.  (Fr Flynn will be celebrating Mass here in Newtownbutler next Saturday at 11.30 am)-.
Are you up to the challenge of building your spiritual muscle?  Yes!  Then join us on the Clogher don Oige 3 day Youth (15 to 30) Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Monday 28th to 30th July.  Booking forms available by contacting info@clogherdonoige.com or 00353 47 72784 or forms available from Parish Office, Newtownbutler.
Galloon Thursday Club Monthly Social Evening takes place this Thursday night, 17 July, 2014 in Mulligan’s Lounge, Newtownbutler starting at 7.00 pm.  Everyone welcome.
The Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a healing Mass in St Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan on this Monday, 14 July at 8.00 pm.  The celebrant is Fr John Keane (Co Cork).
Pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Diment, Kent, (sister of Margaret Quaile, Cullindoo), Josie McGorman, Lisnaskea, (sister-in-law of John McGorman) who did during the week and Lucy McCormack, Aughnaglough who died last weekend.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort their grieving families and friends.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.                  
Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 12.07.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 13.07.14: Rosin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Sat 19.07.14: Gerry Kearns, Martha Mohan.  Sun 20.07.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.
Anniversary Masses: Sat 6.30pm: Fred Meehan, Gortgrannagh and the Deceased Family Members.                  Sun 11.30 am:  Philomena and Sonny McDermott, Lurganboy Pk.  Tues 10.00 am: The McQuillian Family, Main St.  Wed 10.00 am: Noeleen Brown and Marina Brown Harding.                                                                                   Sat 11.30 am:  Month’s Mind Angela McCormack, (nee Mohan), Dublin/Corlatt.  (celebrated by Fr La Flynn).  Sat 6.30 pm: The O’Harte Family, Gortbrannan.  Sun 11.30 am: Jonathan McDonald, Aghagay Park
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass. On Monday at 7.00 pm.  For rest of the week as arranged day by day.                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sun 13.07.14:  Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.  Sun 20.07.14:  Jenna Connolly, Noleen Maguire.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 13-10.00 am:  John O’Hara, Baltreagh.    Mon 14-7.00 pm:  Agnes Donaghy, Tonnaboy.  Fri 18-7.30 pm: Clare Foster, Cormonlea.  Sun 20-10.00 am: Rita Breen, London and Donagh.


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The Fourteen Sunday of the Year  (A)                             Parish of Galloon                                               6 July 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.

Wisdom of God In today’s Gospel it is stressed that the poor are the only ones who truly understand the wisdom of God and they do so under the weight of great oppression and demands placed on them by the religious authorities of their day.  Jesus wants people to leave aside these oppressors and learn from him; find rest in him.  His focus is on mercy, compassion and love.  Jesus knows the reality of people’s suffering.  He is not saying that there are no burdens in life; but that he will help people to find wisdom.  This wisdom gives consolation, tenderness, acceptance and the rest for which the soul yearns.

Venerable Matt Talbot was born in 1856 into the poverty of Dublin’s inner city.  Coming from a deprived background  and with an alcoholic father, Matt found himself sucked into the culture of addiction.  He began drinking at 12 years of age and became a chronic alcoholic.  Today we live in an age of addictions more sophisticated perhaps than those of Matt’s day; addictions to alcohol and other drugs; soft or hard, prescription or illegal, addictions to gambling, pornography, money and power.  All these have the ability to destroy our lives and like demons even our very souls as well.   Matt gradually came to this awareness and after 16 years of hard drinking, he made the decision to give it up.  A Priest helped him; giving him a rehabilitation programme.  It is now known that this programme given to him in 1884 incorporated the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous; although these steps were not formulated for another 50 years.  After a horrendous struggle, he found sobriety through prayer, fasting and self-sacrifice and remained so for 40 years until his death.  Matt died in a laneway in 1925 on his way to Mass.  His life story has been an inspiration for alcoholics and addicts throughout the world and he is a candidate for Canonisation in the Catholic Church.  Devotees of Matt Talbot may be interested to learn that the present Pope wrote a paper on Matt when he was a young man.  May Matt Talbot’s triumph over addiction, bring hope to our community and strength to our hearts, may he intercede for …name….who struggles with his/her addiction, through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 2-06.07.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness. 
Group 3-13.07.14:  Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.

Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  For further information contact Maureen or Sharon 0719861518.

Handball Club: A meeting will be held in the Cassandra Hand Centre on Monday 7th July at 8pm with the intention of forming a new Club in Clones.

The Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival 2014 will take place from 19 – 20th July in the Sperrins and 9 – 10th August in Killeter.  The festivals will feature walks for all ages and abilities, family fun activities and short talks on the local history of the region. Find out more on www.sperrinskilleterwalking.com or by calling 00 44 7775911198

Carmel Sharkey is travelling this summer to Kenya and participating in a volunteer project for 3 weeks. Carmel would be delighted if you were able to give her any support in any way to enable her to get to Kenya and to cover costs while volunteering.  You can donate online at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/carmel_sharkey_2014  or you can drop your donation into Sharkey’s Hardware, Crom Road.

Ladies Football Club Collection:  there will be a Church gate collection next weekend in Newtownbutler for the  Ladies football club and a collection  in Donagh for the Donagh Ladies Football club


Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 05.07.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.  Sun 06.07.14: Paddy Conlon,                     Sinead Crudden.  Sat 12.07.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 13.07.14: Rosin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm:  Anita Swift, Lurganboy and Edwin Donegan, Kilnakirk and Deceased Family Members  .Sun 11.30 am:  Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Derrykenny  .Sat 12.07: 10 am The Hueston Family Galloon Gardens. 6.30pm :   Fred Meehan Gortgrannagh and deceased family members.   Sun 13.07 Philomena & Sonny McDermott.Lurganboy Park.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    No other Masses during the week.                                                   
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sun 06.07.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.                                                      Sun 13.07.14:  Catriona Curran, Cassie Cadden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 6-10.00 am: Francie and Susan Little and  Deceased Family Members, Bunneill. Sun 13.07 John O’Hara Baltreagh    Mon 14.07 Agnes Donaghy Tonnaboy


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Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles  (A)                                       Parish of Galloon                                29  June 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Path Ahead:  Today we celebrate the two founders of the Christian church, Peter and Paul, in some ways not ideal disciples.  Peter, originally Simon, was the fisherman who made many mistakes along the way including denying Jesus, but became the ‘rock’ upon which Jesus build his church.  Paul, formerly Saul, turned from persecuting Christians into the greatest missionary and theologian in the early Church.  The Gospel we hear today tells us something about this discipleship to which Peter and Paul were called.  It is not easy and they are left in no doubt that discipleship will not be a bed of roses.   Following Jesus is going to take them places they would rather not go.  If Simon or Saul had known what was ahead, would they have taken the path they did?  So it is with our lives.  We never know what is around the next corner and what we may have to deal with, whether illness, loss or the many other obstacles that can come our way.  The twists and turns of life may indeed bring us where we would rather not go.  But we are called to follow Jesus, and trust that he has a plan for us
Saint of the Week: Tuesday, 1 July-St Oliver Plunkett.  Appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669 and was forced to conduct a covert ministry during the suppression of priests.  He was arrested and tried at Dundalk in 1679 for conspiring against the State.  They knew that St  Oliver would never be convicted in Ireland and he was moved to Newgate, London.  St Oliver was found guilty of high treason for promoting the Catholic Faith and was condemned to a gruesome death. His head is in St Peter’s Church, Drogheda and most of his body is in Downside Abbey, England and some relics are in Ireland.
Friday 4 July-First Friday:  Mass in Newtownbutler on Friday morning at 10.00 am and in Donagh evening at 7.00 pm.  Confessions for first Friday: In Newtownbutler on Thursday from 7.00-8.00 pm and in Donagh before the 7.00 pm Mass on Friday.
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:  Wednesday-Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Killaghy, Cornavray and Derryadd.  Thursday-The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens, Kilready.  Friday-Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Derryelvin, Starraghan, Kilgarret, Derrykerrib, Clonaroo, Drumboghena, Wattlebridge.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 1-29.06.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.
Group 2-06.07.14:  Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  Further information contact Maureen or Sharon  0719861518.
Carmel Sharkey is travelling this summer to Kenya and participating in a volunteer project for 3 weeks.  Carmel will be working as part of a group of 10 Irish volunteers with the Cork based charity, Friends of Londiani, who work to improve access for communities to health, water and education.  As many of you may know Carmel has already volunteered with this charity in 2009 and 2011.  This year she will be working with schools on hygiene awareness, latrine installation and hand washing; building smokeless stoves in homes and schools to reduce incidence of respiratory diseases and burns, and delivering nurse education the local hospital.  Carmel would be delighted if you were able to give her any support in any way to enable her to get to Kenya and to cover costs while volunteering.  You can donate online at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/carmel_sharkey_2014 of if you prefer you can drop your donation at Sharkey’s Hardware, Crom Road.
NARA-Newtownbutler Area Residents Association will have a protest against the unwanted Border Defenders Loyalist Parade in the village on this Friday 4 July.  Meeting at Parish Hall at 7.30 pm.  People are encouraged to support this protest and turn out on the night.
Collectors for July: Sat 6.30 pm-John James Caughey, Eugene Hueston, Kevin Kellett, Seamus McLoughlin.              Sun 11.30 am: John Erwin, Phil McGovern, Liam Beattie, Jim Wallace.                                                                              Ladies to help to clean the Church:  Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Galloon Gardens, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Gortgommon           Ann Maguire, Tina Jones.
Pray for the repose of the soul of   Derek Brundell, London , brother- in- law of Barney McHugh, Anna Maguire and Kathleen Reihill who died during the week.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort  his grieving family and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:   Sat 28.06.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.  Sun 29.06.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan. Sat 05.07.14: Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.  Sun 06.07.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm:  Pat and Anna Goodwin, Gubb.  Sun 11.30 am: Willie Quaile, Lurganboy Park. Frid 10.00 am: John Donaghy, Main Street.  Sat 10.00 am: Kathleen McDermott, Lurganboy Park. Sat 6.30 pm:  Anita Swift, Lurganboy and Edwin Donegan, Kilnakirk and Deceased Family Members.
Sun 11.30 am:  Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Derrykenny.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.    Evening Mass on Friday (First Friday) at 7.00 pm.  No other Masses during the week.   Confessions for First Friday on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.                                                 
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 29.06.14: Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.                                                            Sun 06.07.14: Elizabeth McCormack, Ashling McDermott.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 29-10.00 am:  Peter, Alice and Margaret Tierney and the Deceased Family Members, Bunlougher.  Fri 4-7.00 pm: Paddy Cadden and the Deceased Family Members, Moorlough.                     Sat 5-7.00 pm: Claire Foster, Cormonlea.  Sun 6-10.00 am: Francie and Susan Little and the Deceased Family Members, Bunneill.


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Feast of Corpus Christi  (A)                                       Parish of Galloon                                                  22  June 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Presence:  Some videos doing the rounds of social media recently showed young people who had emigrated abroad returning home for a surprise visit to family members and friends.  Their sudden, unexpected presence reduced their loved ones to tears, laughter, and the odd bout of swearing!  There is no substitute for the presence of a loved one, in spite of how easy it is to stay in touch these days with the help of email, instant messaging and video chats.  ‘It’s like you’re in the next room’ is just not the same as a hug and some real live company.  We recognise the importance of the presence of our loved ones.  But when this same word, ‘presence’, is used to talk about Christ in the Eucharist, we are not so sure what it means.  We know of course that Jesus was present with his followers during his earthly life, and that he was present with them again after he rose from the dead.  But it didn’t all end after he ascended into heaven.  We, too, have the gift of Christ’s presence.  We are not getting by on memories and stories.  He is really present to us in the Eucharist

Friday 27 June-Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Sacred Heart of Jesus denotes the entire mystery of Christ: “Son of God uncreated wisdom, infinite charity, principle of the salvation and sanctification of mankind.”
Reflection:  As I sat in my room, feeling lost in the depts. Of darkness the picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus caught my attention.  I was never a person of prayer but that night I cried out to this Jesus – and it was the beginning of the transformation in my Life.

Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 4-22.06.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.   Group 1-29.06.14:  Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin.

Volunteers for helping in the Church:  There is a sheet at the back of the Church for anyone interested in helping in any way as a volunteer for various jobs such as Cleaners, Collectors, Readers,  are asked to complete and put into the collection baskets with your envelope.
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the                     13 August.  No booking is necessary.  Further information contact Maureen or Sharon  0719861518.
Clogher don Oige Pilgrimage to Lough Derg on the 28 July to 30 July 2014.  If interested please contact Matthew Telephone No: ( 00353) 47 72784
EWTN – Free Catholic TV in your Home:  Did you know that you can view daily a LIVE Mass on Television?  Or for example, you can also pray the Rosary or Chaplet during the day on TV!  Eternal Word Television Network is a FREE 24 hour Television and Radio channel which produces orthodox Catholic programmes, chat shows, children’s programmes etc..  EWTN also makes programmes and series right here in Ireland.  You can obtain programme details from www.ewtn.ie  EWTN TV and Radio are available through satellite or on the internet.  Alternatively, if you are a Sky subscriber, it’s already available to you FREE on Sky channel 589 or Radio channel 0147.  Flyers at back of Chapel
All Ireland Rally for Life starting at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 5 July from Custom House Square, Belfast.  Bus leaves Monaghan (Sam Diner) at 11.00 am.  Phone Pat to book on (086) 8163995 or Mary (086) 2335073
John Paul II Award Meeting in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownbutler on this Monday, 23 June at 8.00 pm.
Parish Collection 15.06.14: £1017.50 and €95.07.  Loose change £107.30 and €46.60.  Total to parish funds £1124.80 and €141.67.  
Popes Collection (Peter Pence) is due now.  To date £682.70 and €79.00.  Please make sure you make your contribution.  Thank you.
GIFT AID:  If you pay income tax and wish to increase the value of your contributions to the Parish why not think about filling in the form at the back of the Church and drop it into the Parish Office.  Also, please consider setting up a Standing Order in favour of the parish – save yourself the task of weekly envelopes.
Pray for the repose of the souls of  Desmond Mulligan, Glasgow, Angela McCormack, nee Mohan, Dublin and Corlatt and Mrs Gooney, sister of Mrs Joe  McCormack, Derrykerrib  who died during the week.  May God grant them eternal rest and comfort  their grieving families and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 21.06.14:  Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 22.06.14:  Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.  Sat 28.06.14: Margaret Quaile, Dearbhla McPhillips.  Sun 29.06.14: Ethna McGovern, Marie Keenan.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Nancy McGilly, and Roseanne Leddy and the Deceased Family Members.  Sun 11.30 am: Con Martin, Mullaghboy.  Sat 10.00 am: Mary Ellen Cassidy , Galloon Gardens.                                            Sat 6.30 pm:  Pat and Anna Goodwin, Gubb.  Sun 11.30 am: Willie Quaile, Lurganboy Park.

Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.   Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.  No other Masses during the week.                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 22.06.14: Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden. Sun 29.06.14: Siobhan McCormack, Genevieve Crudden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 22-10.00 am: James and Teresa Collins, Baltreagh.                                                                         Mon 23-7.00 pm: The Deceased of the Little Family, Coolnasillagh and Martina Reilly, Lisnaskea.                  Sun 29-10.00 am:  Peter, Alice and Margaret Tierney and the Deceased Family Members, Bunlougher.


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The Most Holy Trinity  (A)                                            Parish of Galloon                                             15  June 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Three Persons of the Trinity:  Over the centuries artists have made many attempts to illustrate the mystery of the Trinity.  Saint Patrick famously used the shamrock to illustrate the three persons of the Trinity.  Today’s Second Reading ends with a blessing we often hear at the end of Mass: ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all’.  What a beautiful blessing and description of the triune God.  The unity and harmony of the Trinity provides us with the blueprint for our Christian lives.
Reflection:  “Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you”.  Mother Teresa. 
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers:  Group 3-15.06.14-Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.
Group 4-22.06.14: Ciara Wilson, Eimear Quinn, Caitlyn McLoughlin, Eimear Holland, Ornagh McGilly, Ella Lynch.
Volunteers for helping in the Church:  There is a sheet at the back of the Church for anyone interested in helping in any way as a volunteer for various jobs such as Cleaners, Collectors, Readers,  are asked to complete and put into the collection baskets with your envelope.
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  Contact No: 0719861518.
Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 22 June. Bus Costs £12.€15.  Bus start collecting in Roslea at McCagues at 8.20 am,Donagh at McCarrons Shop at 8.35am, Lisnaskea at Bank of Ireland at              8.45 am.  For booking please contact Phiilomena on 028 67738451 or Rosaleen on 028 67723302/07900510202.
Cancer Connect NI-Sponsored Family Walk on Saturday 21 June commencing at 4.30 pm from Costcutter, Main St, Tempo.  This 6 mile (option of 2 miles) walk will take in the natural beauty of Tempo Manor Estate followe3d by BBQ, family fun and live music in support of The Longest Day event involving 8 men cycling 250 miles to Mayo, climbing Croagh Patrick and cycling back to Tempo in one day.  To register for walk please contact Angela 07761286600/Maggie 07597498300 (after 6 pm).
EWTN – Free Catholic TV in your Home:  Did you know that you can view daily a LIVE Mass on Television?  Or for example, you can also pray the Rosary or Chaplet during the day on TV!  Eternal Word Television Network is a FREE 24 hour Television and Radio channel which produces orthodox Catholic programmes, chat shows, children’s programmes etc..  EWTN also makes programmes and series right here in Ireland.  You can obtain programme details from www.ewtn.ie  EWTN TV and Radio are available through satellite or on the internet.  Alternatively, if you are a Sky subscriber, it’s already available to you FREE on Sky channel 589 or Radio channel 0147.  Flyers at back of Chapel
Stress Awareness Course organised by Oak Healthy Living Centre a 6 week stress awareness course starting this Wednesday, 18 June from 10.00 am to 11.00 am.  This will be held in the Oak Resource Centre, Main St, Lisnaskea (down entry beside McBrien’s Newsagent).  This course is for anyone who feels under pressure and sometimes overwhelmed by life experiences.  This is a practical class giving you tried and te4sted methods to help your to cope.  The course is open to everyone and if interested in more information please contact Oak Healthy Living Centre on 028 677 51913
All Ireland Rally for Life starting at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 5 July from Custom House Square, Belfast.  Bus leaves Monaghan (Sam Diner) at 11.00 am.  Phone Pat to book on (086) 8163995 or Mary (086) 2335073
Galloon Thursday Club:  All Members please note that there will BE NO Thursday Club this Thursday night, 19 June due to other commitments.
St Vincent de Paul Society Monthly Collection will be taken up this weekend at all Masses.
Parish Collection 08.06.14: £1353.80 and €108.20.  Loose change £158.10 and €93.10.  Total to parish funds £1511.90 and €201.30.   Popes Collection (Peter Pence) is also due now.  To date £482.70 and €79.00.  Please make sure you make your contribution.  Thank you.
GIFT AID:  If you pay income tax and wish to increase the value of your contributions to the Parish why not think about filling in the form at the back of the Church and drop it into the Parish Office.  Also, please consider setting up0 a Standing Order in favour of the parish – save yourself the task of weekly envelopes.
Pray for the repose of the soul of  Gerard McManus, Lisnaskea (brother of Philomena Baker, Kilready) who died during the week.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his grieving family and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 14.06.14: Martha Mohan, Gerry Kearns.  Sun 15.06.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.        Sat 21.06.14:  Catherine Conlon, Nicki Conlon.  Sun 22.06.14:  Annie Leonard, Michaela Fitzpatrick.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: Malachy and Annie O’Connor, Clonagun.  Sun 11.30 am: Arthur and Eileen Maguire, Camphill Park.  Wed 10.00 am: Eddie, Maisie and Paddy Teggart, Main Street. Sat 10.00 am:  James Mohan, Ports.  Sat 6.30 pm: Nancy McGilly, and Roseanne Leddy and the Deceased Family Members.  Sun 11.30 am: Con Martin, Mullaghboy.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.   Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.   For the rest of the week as arranged day by day.                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 15.06.14: Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan.  Sun 22.06.14: Anne McGovern, Sean Og Cadden.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 15-10.00 am: Packie and Noel Tierney, Carrowmore.  Mon 16-7.00 pm: Josephine Courtney, Starraghan.  Sun 22-10.00 am: James and Teresa Collins, Baltreagh


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Pentecost Sunday      (A)                                            8Parish of Galloon                                             8  June 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
Wind and Fire:  Last winter offered us a taste of how powerful the wind can be.  Many other countries have suffered a great deal more at the hands of hurricanes, tornados and severe winds.  Fire, when it burns out of control, can destroy homes and belongings, and can injure and kill.  Yet these powerful elements can be benevolent forces too.  A breeze can soothe on a hot day, while more powerful gusts can even generate electricity.  And fire is a great source of heat and comfort.  Why does the Holy Spirit manifest as these elements?  Wind and fire are signs of both the power of God and of strength for the task ahead.  The well-known Irish blessing goes: ‘May the wind be always at your back’.  I like to think of the Holy Spirit as both the wind at our backs, and the fire  within us.
Saint of the Week:  Saturday 14 June-St Davnet:  St Davnet lived and died at Tydavnet, Co Monaghan.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers: Group 2-Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.                         Group 3-Nathan Smith, Donal McDaid, Caolan Swift, Sean Conlon, Jamie McCaffrey.

First Holy Communion:  Congratulations to the children of  St  Joseph’s Primary School, Donagh, P4 class on receiving their First Holy Communion at a special Mass yesterday.  We congratulate their parents and families on the way they support their children and we thank our teachers for their support, encouragement, patience and example. 

Volunteers for helping in the Church:  There is a sheet at the back of the Church today for anyone interested in helping in any way as a volunteer for various jobs such as Cleaners, Collectors are asked to complete and put into the collection baskets with your envelope.

Lough Derg three day pilgrimages:  Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm, 7 days a week until the      13 August.  No booking is necessary.  Contact No: 0719861518.

Bunscoil an Traonaigh is holding a ‘Family Fun Day’ at their premises with bouncy castles, climbing walls, magician on this Sunday 8 June between 3.00pm and 6.00pm.  ^This is our 10th Birthday Celebration and we would like to invite you all to come down and celebrate with us!  This is open to everyone.  If you want any information please contact 677 24441.

Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 22 June.  Full details next week.  Bus going starting in Roslea approx. at 8.30 am, Lisnaskea, Enniskillen, Belcoo.  For booking please contact Phiilomena on 028 67738451 or Rosaleen on 028 67723302/07900510202.

Faith and Light Parish Mass will take place this Sunday 8 June in St Mary’s Church, Newtownbutler at 11.30 am Mass..
Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a Mass for Healing in St Louis Convent Chapel, Monaghan Town on Monday 9th June at 8.00 pm.  Celebrant: Fr Eamon Kelly from Donegal.

Parish Collection 01.06.14: The Priests of the Parish thank you for your offerings on 01.06.14.  As well some while envelopes returned £277.40 and €9.00.  Loose change £187.20 and €55.70.  Total to parish funds £464.60 and €64.70.   GIFT AID:  If you pay income tax and wish to increase the value of your contributions to the Parish why not think about filling in the form at the back of the Church and drop it into the Parish Office.  Also, please consider setting up0 a Standing Order in favour of the parish – save yourself the task of weekly envelopes.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Niall Dolan, Virginia (nephew of Fergus McQuillian) who died during the week.  May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his grieving family and friends.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am. Confessions:  Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.      
Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sat 07.06.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 08.06.14: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.  Sat 14.06.14: Martha Mohan, Gerry Kearns.  Sun 15.06.14: Bernie Parker, Phil McGovern.
Anniversary Masses:   Sat 6.30 pm: Baby and George Wilson, Clones Road and Gerard McDermott, Camphill Pk.  Sun 11.30 am: Maggie and Phil Swift, Gubb.  Wed 10.00 am: Brendan Byrne, Cork.  Thurs 10.00 am: The Mulligan Family, Ballyhullaagh and Deceased Family Members.  Sat 10.00 am: Sonya Clancy, Cullion.  Sat 6.30 pm: Malachy and Annie O’Connor, Clonagun.  Sun 11.30 am: Arthur and Eileen Maguire, Camphill Park.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am.   Evening Mass: Monday at 7.00 pm.   For the rest of the week as arranged day by day.                                                  
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 08.06.14: Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.  Sun 15.06.14: Nuala McCormack, Michael Mohan.
Drumgallen.  Mon 9-7.00 pm: Month’s Mind James Connolly, Drumlone.  Sun 15-10.00 am: Packie and Noel Tierney, Carrowmore.


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The Ascension of the Lord   (World Communications Day)      (A)             Parish of Galloon                  1 June 2014
Priests of the Parish:    Rev Michael King, PP; Tel: 67738229    Canon Edward Murphy, CC; Tel: 67738640
Parish Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and Wednesday from 10.00-1.00 am.               Tel: 028 67737935.           Website:  www.galloonparish.com                           Email address:  galloonparish@gmail.com                                                                      
Newtownbutler Defibrillator Group:  Voluntary out of hour’s service after 7.00 pm.  Telephone 07699764165
St Vincent de Paul Society: Newtownbutler/Donagh area Local Telephone No: 07966718749 (please note change of number)
Mass via The Internet:  Log on to www.mcnmedia.tv.  (Live streaming) and scroll down to NTB.
The Nature of Faith:  The Ascension, while it reveals many truths about the person of God and the divine plan, also indicates an uncomfortable fact about the nature of faith.  Saint Matthew tells us that, of the eleven disciples standing on the mountain witnessing the Risen Jesus in person, ‘some doubted’.  In a sense, we can understand doubt in our own context.  The earthly life of Jesus was over two thousand years ago and we have not seen him in the flesh, before or after his Resurrection.  Yet how can some of these men, who spent three years physically with Jesus, endured his earthly death and then witness his resurrected body, doubt him?  It seems to suggest that doubt is not the result of lack of proof.  It’s the result of lack of faith.  It’s not about finding cold, hard evidence. 
“Without patience, we will learn less in life.  We will see less.  We will feel less.  We will hear less.  Ironically, rush and more usually mean less”.   Mother Teresa
Friday, 6 June 2014 First Friday:  We honour the Sacred Heart.  Masses for First Friday in Newtownbutler at 10.00 am and in Donagh at 7.00 pm.  Confessions for First Friday:  In Newtown butler on Thursday evening from 7.00-8.00 pm and in Donagh on Friday evening before the 7.00 pm Mass.
Visitation of the sick and housebound:  Wednesday-Camphill Park, Aghagay Park, Killaghy, Cornavray and Derryadd.  Thursday- The Donagh Area, Galloon Gardens, Kilready.  Friday- Drumralla, Aughnahinch, Derryelvin, Starraghan, Kilgarret, Derrykerrib, Clonaroo, Drumboghena, Wattlebridge.
Newtownbutler:  Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm and on Sunday from 7.00-9.00 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration–in Adoration Chapel, Donagh on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30-9.30 pm.; Tuesday 10.00 am-9.30 pm.  ‘Come and pray, Watch and pray one hour. 
Mass Servers: Group 1-01.06.14: Katie Woods, Ryan and Shannon Greene, Rebecca Brady, Dylan Martin. 
Group 2-Louise McElroy, Diarmaid King, Katie Rice, Frank Carey, Philip McGuinness.
First Holy Communion:  Congratulations to the children of St Mary’s Primary School P4 class on receiving their First Holy Communion at a special Mass yesterday.  We congratulate their parents and families on the way they support their children and we thank our teachers for their support, encouragement, patience and example.  The children of P4 in St Joseph’s Primary School, Donagh will receive their Frist Holy Communion on this Saturday, 7 June, 2014 at 11.00 am in St Patrick’s Church, Donagh.
Thank You:  The Charity Dance held in Roslea Community Centre on last Saturday night raised £4288.00 which went to “Macmillan Cancer Support” and £3639.00 which went to “Clones Friends of Hospice”.  Thank you for your support.
Volunteers for helping in the Church:  There is a sheet at the back of the Church today for anyone interested in helping in any way as a volunteer for various jobs such as Cleaners, Collectors are asked to complete and put into the collection baskets with your envelope.
Lough Derg three day pilgrimages begins today, 1 June.  The pilgrimage consists of fasting and prayer.  Those planning to participate must be prepared to fast and go barefoot.  Pilgrims are allowed to eat 1 small meal per day consisting of tea or coffee and toast.
The Pentecost Ecumenical Service will be held this year on next Sunday, 8 June at 3.00 pm in the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Clogher.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Monthly Meeting in Adoration Bookshop, Donagh on this Monday night, 2 June after the 7.00 pm Mass.  Everyone welcome.
Collectors for June:  Sat 6.30 pm:  Frank Fitzpatrick, Richie McPhillips, Eamonn Lynch, Gerry Kearns.                         Sun 11.30 am: Ann Chapman, Phil McGovern, Sean McDermott, Gerard Nicholl.                                                              Ladies to help to clean the Church:  Barbara McGeary, Sinead Wilson.
Parish Collection 25.05.14: £1152.20 and €127.50.  Loose change £197.40 and €58.60.  Total to parish funds £1349.60 and €186.10.   GIFT AID:  If you pay income tax and wish to increase the value of your contributions to the Parish why not think about filling in the form at the back of the Church and drop it into the Parish Office.  Also, please consider setting up0 a Standing Order in favour of the parish – save yourself the task of weekly envelopes.
Newtownbutler:   Morning Masses this week at  10.00 am.   Confessions:   Thursday 7.00-8.00 pm; Sat 12.00-1.00 pm.       Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6.30 pm. Sunday Morning Mass at  11.30 am  
Eucharistic Ministers: Sat 31.05.14:  Garbhan McPhillips, Shannon Courtney.  Sun 01.06.14: Paddy Conlon, Sinead Crudden.  Sat 07.06.14: Claire Wilson, Raymond McGloin.  Sun 08.06.14: Roisin Crudden, Brian Courtney.
Anniversary Masses:  Sat 6.30 pm: James, Elizabeth, Patrick and Malachy McKiernan, Drumbroughas. 
Sun 11.30 am:  Eileen Logan, Kilready and Deceased Family Members. Sat 10.00 am: Patrick and Anne Treacy, Killyroo.  Sat 6.30 pm: Baby and George Wilson, Clones Road and Gerard McDermott, Camphill Pk.
Sun 11.30 am: Maggie and Phil Swift, Gubb.
Donagh: Sun Mass at 10.00 am. Evening Mass: Monday and Friday at 7.00 pm.                                                    Confessions for First Friday before 7.00 pm Mass on Friday.
Eucharistic Ministers:  Sun 01.06.14: Sinead McCormack, Michael McDermott.                                                                Sun 08.06.14: Bronagh Logan, Brendan Mulligan.
Anniversary Masses:  Sun 1st -10.00 am: The McAdam Family, Keady.       Mon 2-7.00 pm: Josie, Alex and John McCormack and Philomena Forde, Bunneil.    Fri 6-7.00 pm: John and Mary Ann Maguire and Deceased Damien Seaman, Drumgallen.
St Vincent de Paul Society Meeting in Donagh after Mass on Friday 6 June 2014.