10th  November, 2019


Mon      10.00am                  Novena

Tues      10.00am                  Novena    

Wed      10.00am                  Novena

Thu       10.00am                  Novena

Fri         10.00am                  Novena

Fri           7.30pm                  Brenda Loane

                                              Johnny Armstrong (Shared Mass)

Sat         10.00am                  Novena                                  

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Noel Wilson, Glengormley, whose Requiem took place in St Lawrence’s Church, on Monday 4th November.

  May his soul 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

Monday: St Martin of Tours, bishop. Tuesday: St Josaphat, bishop and martyr.  Thursday: St Laurence O’Toole, bishop.  Friday: St Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the Church. Saturday: St Margaret of Scotland. St Gertrude, virgin.


The baptisms for November will take place on Sunday 17th November after 11.30am Mass. If you have a child for Baptism in November please contact Anne in the parish office 82841244.


We congratulate Pauric Kelly, Ecclesville Road,  and Bronagh McArdle, Dromore,  who were married in St. Davóg’s Church, Dromore, on Friday 25th October, and John McSharry, Ecclesville  Road, and Louise Coyle, Eskra, who were married in St Lawrence’s Church, Fintona, on Saturday 2nd November.  May the Lord grant them the blessing of a long life, good health and happiness.

Souls In Purgatory – November Remembrance

“Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen”. (Prayer was given to St Gertrude durng a vision from Jesus with the promise that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory when prayed)

November: The Month of the Holy Souls

If you would like to include your deceased family and friends in our second novenae of Masses please write their names on the sheets provided and return them with your offering to the box at the back of the Church.

Carol Service

Rehearsals are well under way for our annual Carol Service due to take place on Sunday 15th December 2019.  Adult and Post Primary rehearsals will continue every Thursday night from 7pm in St Lawrence’s Church, why not come along and join us in song for the Carol Service and be part of this annual event. Primary children (P3 upwards) rehearsals will begin on MONDAY 11th November at 6.30pm in St Lawrence’s Church..

Fintona Group Practice – Flu Vaccine clinic:

Thur 14th November 9:30am -12:30pm and 2pm – 4:30pm **No appointment needed**

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens club will continue  on Tuesday 12th November, in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.00pm.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 8, 15, 16 and 26.  There was no  Jackpot winner. Four people matched 3 numbers and shared £100.00.  Next week’s  Jackpot is now  £1,600.00.
  • The 12 week lotto ticket sellers will be calling with you throughout the next two weeks.
  • U13’s are away to Trillick today Sunday 10th November at 12.30pm. All support welcome.
  • Our AGM will take place on Monday 9th December at 8.00pm.
  • Our AGM will take place on Monday 9th December at 8.00pm. Nomination forms are available from Mike Kelly 07802894407 or Kieran McGillion 07919575416.

The Graan Draw: 

Friday 22nd November in the Killyhevlin Hotel with Dominic and Barry Kirwan.  The Dinner Dance tickets cost £30.00 each. The Car Draw: 1st Prize is the New Hyundi i10 (5 door) Second prize £1,000 and there are ten prizes of £200 each. Tickets cost £1 or €1 each or a book of 12 for £10 / €10. If you would like to buy a book of tickets please write to St Gabriel’s Retreat, The Graan, 73 Derrygonnelly Rd,  Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 5PB. Or give us a call on 028 (ROI 048) 66322272 and we can post you out a book.

Chez Marie Thrift Shop

Chez Marie Thrift shop are currently looking for any unwanted good quality household goods and clothing. These can be left at the shop during opening hours which are Thursdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm and Saturdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm. We thank the community for their continued support.

Fintona Library

Are you getting a new iPad or Tablet? Fintona Library Digital Citizen eClinics – advice on your tablet or device, learn about library eServices and general digital advice. 2:00pm – 3:00pm Wednesdays 13th, 20th, 27th November and   Wednesdays 11th & 18 December.  Telephone 82841774 to book. Fintona Library SAD Lightbox – combat seasonal affective disorder and bask in the uplifting glow of our lightbox. Call in to sit with the light and have a read, it’s very popular and the reviews are excellent.  Job club every Wednesday morning 12:00 – 1:00pm. Rhythm & Rhyme Challenge for preschool children every Thursday morning at 10.30. Lego Educational Play – Saturday morning 11:00 – 12:00pm (4 – 8 yrs)

The Way Forward:

Precious Life will be hosting an information evening regarding the change of the law on abortion here in the North, and on the upcoming elections with advice on candidates and their stance on abortion. It will take place on Thursday 14th November at 7:30pm in the Mahon’s Hotel IrvinestownAll welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890278484 or email

Alcohol Awareness Week 11th – 18th November 2019

Al-Anon Family GroupsHope for families and friends of problem drinkers. Our Information Office, based in Belfast, serving all of Northern Ireland is opened from 10am – 1pm Monday to Friday; contact number 02890682368, our helpline is manned from 6pm to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Boxing Success

Congratulations to Ben Mulligan, Coonian, Fivemiletown, on winning the European Ligtweight Boxing title on Sunday 2nd November. Wishing Ben every success in the future.

Yoga Plus

Yoga Plus commences a New Six Week Programme on Wednesday 13th November at 6.30pm sharp in Fintona Golf Club “Relax and Renew” to book your place telephone 07546445007.