17th March, 2019


Mon             7.30am              Second week of Lent

                   10.00am              Second week of Lent

Tues           7.30am              Second week of Lent

                    10.00am             Jack and deceased members of the Mc Cullagh Family

Wed          10.00am             Second week of Lent

                      7.30pm            Willie Donnelly

Thu              7.30am            Second week of Lent

                    10.00am             Second week of Lent

Fri               10.00am             Second week of Lent

Fri                 7.30pm             Catherine (Kitty) Mullan, (Months Memory)

                           Joseph & Bridget Murray

                           Dan Murray, Rathfraggan. (Shared Mass)

Sat                10.00am            Laurence, Catherine, Francis, Stephen and Nuala King, Lisconrea                                                

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the  soul of Marie Mc Carney, Drafton, whose Requiem took place on Friday 15th  March, in St Lawrence’s Church.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen


Feast Days of the week

Monday: St Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor of the Church. Tuesday: St Joseph, Spouse of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Thursday: St Enda, abbot. Saturday: St Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop.


The Baptisms for March, will take place next Sunday 24th March at 12.30pm.

The Novena of Hope

The Novena of Hope at The Graan is from Saturday 23rd March 6.30pm to Monday 1st April. Sunday services are 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon and 4.00pm. Weekday 12.30pm and 7.30pm, except Wednesday 27th March which is at 11.00am and 7.30pm and Saturday 30th March, 11am. In addition, there are services for the sick on Wednesday 27th March and Saturday 30th March at 2.30pm. The Graan phone number: 028 66322272. There is a Novena of Hope Poster and some Novena leaflets on display at the back of the Church.

Trócaire Boxes

Trócaire Boxes are at the back of the Church. Please take one and place it in a prominent place in your home. Remember when you make a contribution through Trócaire, it helps to aid the difficult situations faced daily by some of the most deprived people in the world.

The Holy Rosary

The most holy rosary is recited publicly in the oratory of St Lawrence’s chapel each Friday at 1.15pm. Come along and join in this beautiful prayer.

St. Patrick – Our Patron.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400s. His exact birthplace and date is not known. It is believed he was born around 375AD in Scotland. As a teen he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland to herd and tend sheep on Slemish mountain, Co Antrim. During his six-year captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He escaped after having a dream sent from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast where he would find a ship waiting to sail to Britain. He travelled to France where he became a priest and later a bishop. Patrick was sent another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him to come and walk among them once more. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. There is much debate over when and where he died. It is believed he died on 17 March, 460 at Saul, Downpatrick.


As you know the parish is dependent on the generosity of it’s parishioners for the upkeep and maintenance of the parish property and it’s priests and employees.  With the ever increasing cost of maintenance this begs that we all take our responsibility and share the financial burden, we do this best by contributing through our envelopes which if we are a taxpayer  can also be supplemented by 20% through the gift aid scheme.  If you are a wage earner please put your name down to get envelopes which will be distributed in the coming month.  There will be an opportunity to sign a gift aid form also which will be included with each box of envelopes.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 13,20,21,28  There was no Jackpot winner. Three people matched  3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now at £2700
  • Closing date for Club membership for 2019 is Saturday 23rd  March. Payment can be made to  Mike Kelly 07802894407 or Kieran McGillion 07919575416.   Family £45.00, Adults £20.00, OAP £10.00 and Youth £5.00. For your convenience, you can register online via our Klubfinder page, see Facebook for more details.
  • 12 week lotto ticket sellers are reminded to have their tickets returned by 6.00pm Sunday 17th March.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens Club will continue on Tuesday 19th March in St Patrick’s Hall at 2.00pm.

Youth Band Reunion

Fintona CCÉ are planning a reunion of the bands of ‘Fintona Goneby’  as a family community get together and fundraiser later this year. If you were a member or supporter of any of the bands you are welcome along- you might even like to join us to play a few simple tunes! Members of : St Cecelia’s Youth Band : St Lawrence’s Pipe Band : St Lawrence’s youth Accordion Band are more than welcome! If you would be interested in attending this event or would like more information, please contact Sinéad Welsh 07864032481 or email

Best Brains In The West

Fintona CCÉ are hosting ‘Best Brains in the West’ Quiz Night in Fintona Golf Club on Friday 12th April at 7.30pm. £10 per table, 4 people per team, Teams with U15’s must have at least one adult. Light refreshments and raffle on the night. Everyone welcome to attend.

Coffee Morning 

In aid of her upcoming voluntary work with Friends of Africa, Emma Woods has organised a Tea and Coffee Morning in Eskra Community Centre from 10:30am to 12:30am on Sunday 24th March.  Emma would like to welcome and encourage everyone to come along for a cup of tea in support of an incredibly worthy cause. All donations will go directly to the project.

SUSE + New Courses!

Are you 16+ and unemployed or economically inactive? SUSE+ Omagh can help you with Job Searches, CV Building, Driving Theory, CSR. Participants will work 1:1 with a dedicated mentor, accessing placements and jobs opportunities in the local area. Get in touch today call/text:  Tracy 074 3653 3475

Emigrant Chaplaincy.

The Irish as a people have travelled the world throughout history, bringing the faith to the four corners of the earth.  Chaplaincies have located with them in various different places and to maintain these chaplaincies in the  different locations we will have a second collection next Sunday.