SECOND Sunday of Advent – 9th  December, 2018


Mon            10.00am                  Mass of the day

Tues            10.00am                  Michael McGuigan

Wed            10.00am                  Mass of the day

Thu             10.00am                  Mass of the day

Fri               10.00am                  Mass of the day

Fri                 7.30pm                  Jackie Campbell

Sat               10.00am                  Peter & Eileen McKenna, Castletown

Kieran McSorley (Shared Mass)

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the the soul of Brigid McCarney, (nee McGirr),  Eskra, whose Requiem took place on Saturday 8th December in St Patrick’s Church, Eskra and Jack McSorley, Trillick, whose Requiem took place in St MacCartan’s Church Trillick on Monday 3rd December. 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

Tuesday: St Damasus 1, pope. Wednesday: Our Lady of Guadalupe. St Finnian, bishop Thursday: St Lucy, virgin and martyr.  Friday: St John of the Cross, priest and Doctor of the Church.


The Baptisms for December will take place next Sunday 16th December.

The Rosary

The rosary will be recited publicly each Friday in St. Lawrence’s Church at 1.15pm. Everyone welcome.

St Vincent de Paul Sunday

Next Sunday 16th December SVP will be having a church gate collection at all Masses and would greatly appreciate your support. If anyone feels they need help, please contact us on 07803551793

Do This In Memory

This is a programme, an especially prepared course, for children being instructed for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Every parish ythroughout the island of Ireland uses this programme on the recommendations of the bishops of Ireland. We remind parents that they should be present at each of these Masses with their children who are to receive both of these sacraments in the year 2019. We urge parents to recognise the importance of this responsibility in preparing their children to receive the sacraments. Parents of Confirmandi are reminded that they must make a formal request for their child to receive the sacrament of Confirmation before 31st December 2018.

Do This In Memory

The next Mass in the ‘Do this in Memory’ programme for children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist will take place next Sunday 16th  December at 11.30am Mass.

Carol Service

Full and final rehearsal will take place in St Lawrence’s Church on Monday 10th December at 7.00pm – 8.30pm. We look forward to you all joining us on Sunday 16th December at 7pm to appreciate the time and effort the children and the parish choir have put in as preparation for this event.  All donations received will be presented to Friends Of Arvalee, Air Ambulance and R.V.H for Sick Children

‘Walk With Me’ Advent Prayer Book

We have a limited number of the ‘Walk with Me’ booklets still  available to purchase. They take us on a daily journey of reflection and prayer from the first day of Advent right through until the Baptism of our Lord on Sunday 13th January

Senior Citizens

The members of the Senior Citizens Club would like to thank St. Lawrence’s Parish Choir, who visited our club last week and performed a beautiful arrangement of Christmas songs and hymns. We still have a few tickets available for anyone who would like to join us for the finale of this years club. Tickets are priced at £10  and £15 for non members.  Everyone welcome.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 2,3,19,25 There was no Jackpot winner. Three people matched  3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now at £1300
  • Club AGM will take place on Thursday 13thDecember at 8pm at the clubrooms.
  • Congratulations to our Senior Men who won the 2nd Annual 7’s Tournament organised in memory of Maurice McCloughan and Killian Doherty.
  • Congratulations to club man Paddy Monaghan for picking up his award honouring the work he has done for the club to date, well done Paddy.
  • Twelve week lotto ticket sellers will be calling with you next week.

Chez Marie Thrift Shop

Chez Marie Thrift shop will be closed from 8th December and re-open on Thursday 10th January. We would like to thank everyone for their support in the past year and we look forward to your continued support in 2019.

Fintona Library

If you have computer, tablet or mobile phone questions come along to the Digital eClinic on Wednesday 12th  December 10am to 3.30pm (closed 1 – 1.30).  Maybe you are thinking of a new device for Christmas! There will be Christmas Crafts & Stories for age 4-8  on Wednesday 19th December at 3.00pm.

Spirit of the Season

‘Spirit of the Season’ in Fintona Golf Club on Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7.30pm. Flowers by Alan Beatty. Admission £5    Everyone welcome.

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje 2019

Bookings are now being taken for a pilgrimage to Medjugorje departing from Belfast International Airport on 15th September 2019, returning on 22nd September. Total cost is £579 per person sharing which covers return flights, coach transfers, accommodation and meals. There is an additional charge for single room occupancy. The pilgrimage is organised through Marian Pilgrimages in Dublin. Contact John Murray on 02882 841265 or 0780 1105575.

St John’s Business & Enterprise College

St John’s Business & Enterprise College is holding a Fashion and Variety Show featuring Formal Wear Fashion, Singing & Dancing, Acting & Modelling, Music Acts and Drama, and Various Raffles on Thursday, 13th December 2018 at 7.30pm. Adult Tickets: £6.00, Child Tickets: £3.00

Nativity Crib Festival

Babs Barrett, once again invites everyone to come along to this year’s Nativity Crib Festival on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December from 10 am to 6 pm.  The exhibition to include a depiction of the nativity in a live crib performance showing at intervals throughout both days, at 11.30 am, 2pm and 4pm. All donations will go directly to Mellon Educate’s Building Programme of renovating and building schools in the townships of South Africa. You can  enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and there will be ample and convenient car parking. The display is at 33 Corradinna Road, Tattysallagh. Branch off the Dromore Road at Prices Shop (Vivo Store) and follow the signs for the Pigeon Top, continue on this road for half a mile.