15th  September, 2019


Mon         10.00am              Mass of the day   

Tues         10.00am              Grace and Seamus Deery    

Wed         10.00am               Mass of the day 

Thu          10.00am               Mass of the day

Fri            10.00am              No Mass 

Fri              7.30pm               Christine Campbell

                                              Sheila Conlin  (Shared Mass)

Sat            10.00am               Molly & Robert McDemott

                                              Owen & Kathleen Kelly, Castletown   (Shared Mass)

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of John Dolan, (brother of Fr. Dolan), whose Requiem took place in The Sacred Heart Church, Irvinestown, with interment in Cross Cemetery, Enniskillen, on Monday 9th September,  and Rita Fox  (née Gallagher) whose Requiem took place in St Mary’s Church, Killyclogher,with interment in St Colmcille’s Church Cemetery, Carrickmore, on Thursday 12th September

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.                                                


Feast days of the week

Monday: Ss Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs. Tuesday: St Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor of the Church. Thursday: St Januarius, bishop and martyr. Friday: Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, martyrs. Saturday:  St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.


We congratulate Rebecca Monaghan, Killyliss Road, and Christopher Barber, Coleraine, who were married in St. Lawrence’s Church, on Friday 6th September, 2019 and Emma Armstrong, Kilnahusogue, and Cosmas Farry, Fintona, who were married in St Lawrence’s Church, on Saturday 7th September, 2019.  May the Lord grant them the blessing of a long life, good health and happiness.

Confessions – The wonderful sacrament of God’s forgiveness

It is available in the Church every Saturday from 5.30pm – 6.00pm and on Saturday after 10.00am Mass. Such is the request for this great Sacrament that the Passionist Fathers, at the Graan, Enniskillen, administer it every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2.00pm – 5.0pm and on Saturday from 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

Lourdes 2020

With no further information the numbers intending to go as pilgrims and who have now confirmed proposing their intention have risen to 30. JWT have reassured us that they will make dates and costs available to us as soon as they can. 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
A number of our Parishioners are leaving this morning (Sunday) on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. We wish them a safe journey and pray that they will return spiritually refreshed from their time out there.

Pro Life Healing Mass 

Healing mass with Fr. Sean Maguire in St. Aidan’s church, Butlersbridge, Cavan on Thursday 19th September at 7:30pm. Veneration of St. Pio’s glove afterwards. Organised by Family & life. All welcome!

The Annual Clogher Pioneer TAA Mass

The Annual Clogher Pioneer TAA Mass is in St Joseph Monaghan on Sunday 22nd of September, at 6pm, refreshments in the hall afterwards. All welcome.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens club will continue  on Tuesday 17th  September in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.00pm. A new programme of walks starting from the Ecclesville centre has been organised by Omagh Council.  They begin on Tuesday 17th September at 11. 30am.  Hopefully the walks will be well supported. 

An Afternoon Party for a Charity and as a Remembrance

The members of The McCarney Family, Drafton, are organising such on Saturday next 21st September from 2.00pm – 4.00pm in Fintona Golf Club. The proceeds of your gift will be presented to Marie Curie and the purpose is to remember their deceased mother in a practical way. They invite you to join them and to enjoy their togetherness as you appreciate their prepared refreshments.   

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 10, 20 and 30.  There was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the Jackpot Winner. Two people matched 3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now  £1,000.00
  • Well done to all who took part in the 5K/10K run on Saturday past and big thank you to all who helped out to make it a huge success and a great family day out.

Did You Know?

1. That there are no lakes in Fintona. 2. There are no natural woods in Fintona. 3. There is a great quantity of bogs. In the townlands it is scattered up and down in small patches. The principal quantity is in the elevated and southern parts of the parish. 4. In the parish there are two small rivers (a) The Carnalea. Its length in the parish is five miles. (b) The Twiggery. It rises in the parish of Errigal Keerogue. 5. There is a well in the townland of Belnagarnan situated in a bog near Fintona.

Fintona CCÉ

Today Sunday 15th September, Fintona CCÉ are having an evening of celebration in Fintona Golf Club, to mark the end of a very successful year.  Everyone is welcome to join in with the celebrations! We look forward to seeing you there.

Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre

Set Dancing Classes will commence in Dún Uladh, Carrickmore Road Omagh, on  Monday 16th September at 8:30pm. Irish traditional music classes recommence from Tuesday 24th September with registration taking place on Tuesday 17th September. Dún Uladh offers classes in banjo, button accordion, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and harp. For more information please call 028 8224 2777 or e-mail”

Family Care Adoption Services (1969 – 2019) Celebrating 50 years of adoption

Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking adoptive families for babies, young children aged 2 years and older; and brothers and sisters. Contact 028 71 368592 or 028 90 691133

Strule Arts Centre

Concert featuring Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Donal O’ Connor and Gerry O’ Beirne in The Strule Arts Centre on Thursday 19th September at 8.00 pm.  Tickets £10 available online or Tel 028 82247831.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Fundraising Events

The McSorley Family are organising various fundraising events over the next few weeks for this worthy cause which effects so many families.  On Friday 20th September:  A family quiz in Fintona Golf Club at 9.00pm. Saturday 21st September:  Bucket Collections in Fintona and Omagh. Saturday 28th September: Darts Tournament in Kings 2.00pm start. Saturday 5th October: The 20 year replay between Fintona and Trillick in Fintona Pearses GAA grounds, throw in at 3.00pm,  with a charity BBQ in Fintona Golf Club that evening and food being served from 6.30pm.  Tickets £12.50 each. Ticket sellers will be out in the next weeks. Please support this worthy cause.