14th July, 2019


Mon           10.00am            Thomas and Kathleen Mc Elhatton and their son Patrick

Tues           10.00am            John & Patricia Tierney & deceased members of the Tierney Family

Wed           10.00am             Winnie and Gordon Deery

Thu            10.00am             Mass of the day 

Fri              10.00am             Mass of the day

Fri                7.30pm             No Mass

Sat              10.00am             Dessie Campbell

                                              Mary Mc Laughlin, (Months Memory)

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Michael Mc Girr, Moneygar Road, Corryglass whose Requiem took place in St. Lawrence’s on Saturday 13th July and who was interred afterwards in St. Peter’s and St.Paul’s cemetery.  May his soul and the souls of a the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.



Feast days of the week

Monday: St Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church. Tuesday: Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Saturday: St Apollinaris, bishop and martyr.


The Baptisms for July will take place next Sunday 21st July, at 12.30pm. If you have a child for baptism in July please contact Anne in the parish office 82841244.

Golden Jubilee Of Bishop MacDaid’s Ordination

Today Sunday 14th  July, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop Emeritus of Clogher, will mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood with a special Mass of Thanksgiving in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. Everyone will be very welcome to attend the Mass and all are invited to the nearby Hillgrove Hotel for refreshments after the Mass.

The Rosary

The Rosary is recited publicly each Friday in St Lawrence’s Church at 1.15pm. Everyone welcome.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Would anybody be interested in undertaking a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s International Shrine at Lourdes in August 2020?  We would like to determine how much interest that there might be among parishioners in order to consult with David Walsh, JWT.   So, if you are interested in travelling to Lourdes next year, please let us know through one of the priests or Anne.  It would also mean that we could maybe set up some sort of a savings scheme that we will be able to put the money aside bit by bit rather than in one lump sum.  Please contact us by telephone at the above numbers or by email at or in person.  Further details about costs etc. will follow when we have determined the size of the group that may be travelling.

Blessing of the Graves

The annual blessing of the graves in both cemeteries, St Lawrence’s and St Peter’s & Paul’s will take place on the last Sunday in August , 25th at 2.00pm. When preparing to clean up your grave please use the bins provided and the specified dumnping areas that are available in the graveyard.

Reek Sunday 2019 – Sunday 28 July

The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28th  July.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

Lough Derg

The Three Day Pilgrimage to St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg continues  until Thursday 15th August with last date for entry onto the Island been Tues 13th August.  It is one of the oldest Christian Pilgrimage sites in the world and people come from throughout the world to experience the pilgrimage.  Pilgrims coming on the pilgrimage agee to undertake a programme of prayer and reflection in bare feet, keeping vigil and maintaining a fast.  Pilgrims must be at least 15years old, be physically fit and free from any illness aggravated by fasting.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were ……………..        Jackpot winner. ….. people matched 3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now  £1,000.00
  • Fintona Pearses Golf Classic and steak BBQ takes place next Saturday 20th July at 7.00pm. £15 per ticket. Kids eat free. Tickets are now on sale. This is an all family event and we look forward to families coming together and supporting the event.
  • Our Annual 5K and 10K run takes place on Saturday 7th September. Couch to 5K will take place in the lead up. More information to follow.

Fintona Library

Children’s Big summer Read 2019 begins 1st July 2019, its Fun and its Free, call into Fintona Library to join. Summer Opening at Fintona Library: Wednesday 10:00 – 1:00pm, 1:30 – 5:00pm. Thursday     10:00 – 1:00pm, 1:30 –5:00pm. Saturday 10:00 – 1:00pm

Sentinus STEM Summer School 2019 at St Michael’s College, Enniskillen

22nd – 26th July 9:30am-4:15pm (drop off from 8:30am, pickup by 5pm). Children aged 9-13. Cost £95. Give your children the opportunity to work in teams, problem solve, use their creativity. They will work together on a project throughout the week and show off their work at the presentation ceremony on the last day. 5 days of fun covering practical STEM activities in a fun environment. For more information or to book a place – phone Andrea at Sentinus on 028 92627755 – Places Are Limited!

Townlands Continued

Now with F: Fallaghearn (Falach fhearn) – hedge of alder trees.  Frenan (Fionnán) White land) Fintona  (Fionn tamhnach)-white field. Freughmore (Fraoch- mór) -Big heath.

Music Festival

Mickey Mc Cann Mouth – Music Festival in Dromore Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July.  Includes talk on lilting, lilting and music sessions, lilting workshop, competition and one day Irish course for 3 levels.  For further Information contact or telephone

A Necessary Reminder

Two members of our parish finance committee articulated clearly our parish financial details and also your contributions to the priest’s revenue on the weekend of 6/7 April at both Masses.  There was a positive response on the part of some to that appeal.  We priests, thank you for your continued generosity.  However, it is necessary for us to appeal to those who still do not contribute anything and to those who continue to contribute £1 or 50p per month to your priests revenue to consider Christ’s words to you, “the labourer deserves his wages”and the church’s commandment to all “you shall contribute to the support of the Church, with time, talent and resources according to your ability.

The Priory Institute

Study theology by distance learning.  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home.  There are a variety of levels of study available from a single subject certificate right through to a BA (Honours) in Theology.   Check out for more information about the courses available and the content of each module.  They are now enrolling for Autumn 2019.  Tel No.  +353 1 404 8124