THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD  – 13th January, 2019


Mon          10.00am                    Mass of the day

Tues          10.00am                    Kathleen Maguire, Carnalea, (Month’s Mind)

Wed          10.00am                     Mass of the day

Thu           10.00am                     John Bashford

Fri             10.00am                     Mass of the day

Fri                  7.30pm                    Peggy McGinn

                                                       Tommy & Mary McCarney

                                                       Gerry McCarney (Screggagh)   (Shared Mass)

Sat 10.00am                     Eugene & Brigid McCarney

                                                       Kate Marshall

                                                       Deceased members of Fintona Pearses Football Club (Shared Mass)

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the  soul of Margaret Crudden, Newtownbutler, whose Requiem took place on Wednesday 9th January in St Patrick’s Church, Donagh and Clare McBride, King Street, whose Requiem took place on Saturday 12th January, in St Lawrence’s Church.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

                                      MAY THEY ALL ENJOY LIGHT, HAPPINESS AND PEACE

Feast Days of the week

Tuesday: St Ita, virgin. Wednesday: St Fursa, abbot and missionary. Thursday: St Anthony, abbot


The Baptisms for January, will take place next Sunday 20th January at 12.30pm. If you have a child for baptism in January, please contact Anne in the parish office.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A week of prayer for Christian Unity will begin on Friday next 18th January and end on Friday 25th January.

I Confess

What are your thoughts on confession? Do you avail of this wonderful sacrament of God’s forgiviness? Every time you leave the confessional you have God’s forgiviness and come away from the experience of making a fresh start. God does not come to judge but to save. He wants to forgive you even more than you want to be forgiven. Give yourself a fresh start. You will not regret it.

Do This In Memory

The next Mass in the ‘Do This In Memory’ programme in preparation for children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist will take place next Sunday 20th January, at 11.30am Mass.

Important Dates for 2019

Confirmation: will take place on Sunday 12th May in St Lawrence’s Church at 3.00pm

First Holy Communion: will take place on Saturday 1st June in St Lawrence’s Church at 11.00am

Ordination Of Our New Bishop Of Clogher

Mgr. Larry Duffy will be ordained as the new Bishop of Clogher on Sunday 10th February 2019 at 3.00pm in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan.  There will be representation from every parish at this liturgy, details of which will be sent to parishes over the coming weeks.   We are all asked to pray for Bishop-Elect Duffy as he prepares for his new and challenging ministry.

God, Our Father,

Look with favour on your servant Mgr. Larry Duffy, our bishop elect.

As he prepares to lead your pilgrim Church of the Diocese of Clogher, may he find strength and joy in the fellowship of the priests, deacons, religious and people in our parishes.

Grant him a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety and a spirit of courage and right judgement, so that, together, we may fulfil the mission to make your Kingdom come and make visible in the world the sacrament of your Chruch.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 3,7,8,19  There was no Jackpot winner. Eleven people matched  3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now at £1800
  • The annual Mass for the deceased members of the Fintona Pearses Football Club will take place next Saturday 19th January at 10.00am in St Lawrence’s Church.
  • Club membership is now due for 2019. For your convenience, you can register online via our Klubfinder page, see Facebook for more details. Alternatively you can pay Mike Kelly 07802894407 or Kieran McGillion 07919575416.   Family £45.00, Adults £20.00, OAP £10.00 and Youth £5.00.
  • We are currently looking for members of the community who would be willing to come on board and become part of the PRO committee. The roles will include reporting, photography, social media, promoting and marketing the club. Full training will be available. This is a great opportunity to get involved. Contact Pat McAtee 07775840486 or Kieran McGillion 07919575416 for further information.

Accord –  Marriage Preparstion Courses

It is the responsibility of all couples to complete their Marriage Preparation Course at least four months before their wedding. If you are planning to get married in 2019 you can contact the following to book your course: St Michael’s Parish Centre, Enniskillen on 028 6632 5696 or go online at Cost of course £120.00 per couple  or contact Accord Omagh on 028 82242439 or Cost of course £130.00 per couple.

St John’s Business & Enterprise College

Open Night on Thursday 17th January from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  A cordial invitation is extended to P7 pupils and their parents to meet the staff and to view the range of facilities available.  Principal’s address at 7.30pm.

Yoga Plus

Yoga Plus- Qualified by the Irish Association of Holistic Medicine & Life Coach. Commences New 6 Week  Yoga Wellness Programme, at Fintona Golf Club on Wednesday 16th January 2019- 6.30pm -7.30pm. Places must be booked in advance. Tel 07546445007 

Fintona Library

Fintona Library events –  Rhythm and Rhyme Thursday 10.30am.  Tea, Coffee & News 11.00am each day open.  Knit & Natter 5.30pm every second Wednesday evening 5.30pm Adult Reading Group. Contact the library on 02082841774

Dooneen Centre

Classes resume as usual in Dooneen Centre on Wednesday 16th January – Art and Yoga both start at 7.30pm  and Céilí & Old Time Dancing at 9.15pm. New members welcome to start at any time.