TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 20th August, 2017
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
Mon 10.00am Mass of the day
Tues 10.00am Deceased members of the Gillespie Family
Wed 10.00am Mass of the day
Thu 10.00am Mass of the day
Fri 10.00am Mass of the day
7.30pm Seamus Hagan (1st Anniversary)
James, Alice and Michael Mc Elroy, Cranny ( Combined Mass)
Sat 10.00am Francis and Brigid Mc Williams
Peggy Campbell, (1st Anniversary)
MAY THEY ALL ENJOY LIGHT, HAPPINESS AND PEACE
Feast Days of the week
Monday: ST Pius X, pope. Tuesday: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wednesday: St Rose of Lima, virgin. St Eugene, bishop. Thursday: St Bartholomew, apostle. Friday: St Louis of France. St Joseph Calasanz, priest.
The baptisms for August will take place today Sunday 20th August, at 12.00pm.
We congratulate Rachel Duncan, Main Street, and David Bell, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, who were married in St Lawrence’s Church, Fintona, on Friday 11th August. May the Lord grant them the blessing of long life, good health and happiness.
MUSINGS: Crumbs from the table
She was a lady like many – the woman of the Gospel today. She would fight for her child. So she took on Jesus, the best known religious figure around. Like someone taking on the Taoiseach over a medical card for a chronically ill child, and not letting him off the hook.Jesus was testing her. He saw faith, but he wanted everyone else to see it. So he told her she didn’t fit into the local religious sphere because she was foreigner, an asylum seeker or a refugee. Or a lone mother who had a bad name. She knew she fitted into the heart of Jesus simply because she was the mother of a sick child. Jesus cured her child and praised her faith. She is another of the unnamed ones of the Gospel. Like the woman of Samaria, the rich young man, the thief on Calvary – she is herself, and she is all of us. She is everyone, man and woman, of faith. Faith in a surprising God who in Jesus his Son never says no to goodness. Faith that keeps us energetic and alive, not tired, in soul as well as body. Lord, I believe, strengthen my faith. Donal Neary SJ
Receiving and Distributing Holy Communion
It is a great grace to be able to, as a Eucharistic Minister, bring Holy Communion to the sick or invalided. When the Eucharistic Ministers were commissioned they were given a pamphlet of prayers taken from the ritual to lead in the home of those receiving Holy Communion, please ensure that this formula is followed.
It has come to our attention that there are quite a few coeliacs in our congregation. If you would like to make yourselves known to the priests we will make every effort to accommodate you in receiving Holy Communion
Blessing of the Graves
The annual blessing of the graves in both cemeteries, St. Lawrence’s and St Peter’s & St. Paul’s, will take place next Sunday August, 27h at 2.00pm. We ask that you cooperate with the stewards who are organising the parking. Please use the car parks at the Church and at St Peter’s and St Paul’s cemetery. The road needs to be kept free to enable traffic to pass freely in case of an emergency. There will be a collection on that day at the gates to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the graveyards.
- Lotto numbers drawn last week were 17,18,21 and 30 with no jackpot winner this week. Three people matched three numbers and shared £100.00. The jackpot is now £3,500
- Our much anticipated Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday 23rd September; stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
- Fantastic performance by our Senior Team defeating Drumragh in the Championship on Sunday past. Seniors/Reserves scheduled to play Newtownstewart away this Sunday, stay tuned to Facebook as fixtures may change.
- All members who have ordered tickets for Tyrone v Dublin, be aware that the tickets will be distributed Thursday 24th@ 8.30pm at the clubrooms. Note all tickets must be collected on the night
- Tickets for the Gala Banquet are on sale at £50.00 each, venue The Silverbirch Hotel. For further information please contact 07802894407/07919575416/07775840486
National Launch of World Meeting of Families
National Launch of World Meeting of Families will take place in Knock tomorrow Monday 21st August, Feast of Our Lady of Knock, at 3pm. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, with concelebrating bishops and priests and each diocese will be represented by a family. All are welcome! For further details see http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/ All parishioners, especially families, are welcome to participate.
Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday September 10th 2017 at 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin – Ballina School Choir – Dana will sing ‘Our Lady of Knock’.
Fintona Library will have Big Summer Read Storytime on Thursday 24 August 3:30 – 4:00.
Cavan Institute Open Day
Cavan Institute is holding an “Open Day” on Thursday 24th August from 12 noon to 4.00 pm. This Open Day is for those who have just completed their Leaving Cert and their parents and anyone who wishes to return to full-time Education. Cavan Institute has over 80 courses available, further details onwww.cavaninstitute.ie
If you would like any cleaning, repair or maintenance work carried out on your graves please contact Damien on 07780995168. Keenest rates.
The Emmaus Centre: Christian Spirituality Programmes for September
Introduction to Centering Prayer: Presenters Br Denis Gleeson cfc & Rev’d Robert Lawson Date: from September 11th to September 15th Time: 6:00 pm Monday to 2:00 pm Friday Residential: €400 Non-residential: €265 The Archangel Raphael: Presenter Fr Jim Cogley Date: September 12th Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Non-residential: €60 Trusting in God: Embracing Freedom: Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Date: from September 23rd to September 24thTime: 9:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday Residential: €180 Non-residential: €130