Fifth Sunday Of Lent – 18th March, 2018


Mon           7.30am                 5th  week of Lent

             11.00am                 Funeral Mass

Tues           7.30am             5th   week of Lent

              10.00am                 Patsy McElroy

Wed         10.00am                 Peter & Mary Murray, Kilcootry

                    7.30pm                Willie Donnelly (Main Street)

Thur            7.30am                5th    week of Lent

Thu            10.00am               5th Joseph & Bridget Murray, Killymoonan

Fri              10.00am               5th week of Lent

Fri                7.30pm               Dan Murray (1st Anniversary)

                                                Tommy Corrigan (Month’s Mind)

                                                James, Annie and Vinney Marlow   (Combined Mass)

Sat              10.00am               Kieran and Daniel McConnell

                                                Stephen King, Corryglass                            

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Kathleen Montague, (formelly Dungoran) who died in Bristol, Maureen Wall, who died in Leamington Spa, England, Liam McQuaid, Dromore whose Requiem took place on Wednesday 14th  March in St. Davogs, Dromore and Paddy Love, Omagh, whose Requiem took place in Christ The King Church, Strathroy, on Saturday 17th March,  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: St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wednesday: St Enda, abbot. Friday: St Turibius of Mongrovejo, bishop. Saturday: St Macartan, bishop


The baptisms for March will take place today Sunday 18th  March, at 12.00 noon.

Pope Francis on the Right to Life

“Every child who, rather than being born is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person, even if he is ill or at the end of his days bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests.” Pope Francis speaking to health care professionals and gynaecologists. September 20, 2013.

Abortion is a Religious, Ethical and Human Rights issue

Canpaigners for abortion use linguistic acrobatics when they refer to a baby as a “foetus” in an attempt to hide the fact that the baby is fully human. “Lord Jesus please save Ireland from the scourge of abortion”.

A New Feast Day of Our Lady

Pope Francis has announced that a new feastday “Mary Mother of the Church” will be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecast Sunday which is 21st May, 2018.

World Meeting of Families 2018, Petition Box

As you are aware the Petition Box which travelled around the Diocese was in our parish for the past week.  What happens with the petitions now?  At 1.00pm on Saturday 24th March, the feastday of our diocesan Patron, St. Macartan, a liturgy of the Word will be celebrated in St. Macartan’s Church (The Forth Chapel) Augher, during which the family petitions for the World Meeting of Families will be formally entrusted to the religious congregations present in our diocese. 

Amoris Laetitia – Let’s talk Family! Let’s be Family!

The meetings will continue in The Beeches Pastoral Centre, on Wednesday 21st March after 7.30pm Mass.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens Club will continue on Tuesday 20th March at 2.00pm in St Patrick’s Hall.

Fintona Community Prayer Group

Lenten Prayer Meeting will continue Wednesday 21st March, at 77, Main Street Fintona 12.30 – 1.30pm. Refreshments provided.

Fintona Can Do It

The members of the Pearses Club undertook the organising for the second year of an U14 competition for the ‘Marron Cup’ and St Lawrence’s Shield, open to invited teams from Belfast to Newtownbutler. Sixteen teams took part. Magherafelt won the Cup and Fintona the Shield. It was a delight to have observed the organisational skills of all who were involved in the entire event. Congratulations one and all on a massive undertaking so successfully done and enjoyed.

G.A.A. Corner

  • Lotto numbers drawn last week were 2, 10, 12, 16. There was no jackpot winner. Six people matched three numbers and shared £100.00. The jackpot is now £3,100
  • Club membership is now due for 2018. For your convenience, you can now register online via our Klubfunder page, see Facebook for more details. Alternatively you can pay Mike Kelly (07802894407) Kieran McGillion (07919575416). Family £45, Adults £20, OAP £10 and youth £5. Closing date is Saturday 31st March, 2018.
  • Many thanks to all volunteers who came out in force to help out last Saturday at our successful U14 tournament, your help is much appreciated. 

Ranganna Gaeilge

Fintona CCÉ  beginner Irish classes, will continue on Thursday 22nd  March at 7.30pm in The Beeches Pastoral Centre, Fintona. All ages welcome.

Loreto Grammar School Higher Education & Careers Fair Thursday 22 March 4.30pm -7.30pm Pupils and parents invited. Suitable for students ages 14-18 years. University staff and company representatives will be available to offer advice on courses, employability, training opportunities and skills development.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages:

7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 00353 1443 4510 or 020 3239 8662.        Email:

Omagh Library Wednesday 21st March 10.30am

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, or any other eye condition you are welcome to come along to our Eye health information event. Guest speakers include: Barry Curran, Curran’s Optometrists, Omagh, Conor McPhilemy, RNIBNI Amanda Galna, Vision Rehabilitation Worker, WH&SCT Mary Fisher, EYEspeak.  Admission free.  Refreshments provided. Booking essential.  To make an appointment Please telephone 0788 930 1730″

Recruitment Open Day

Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 22nd March 2018 10.00am – 2.00pm at Harold McCauley. For further details contact 028 82252550 Free staff meals ï NISCC Fee reimbursement ï Ongoing training and development opportunities. We are an equal opportunities employer.