23rd  June, 2019


Mon             10.00am            Mass of the day

Tues             10.00am            Mass of the day

Wed           10.00am            Mass of the day

Thu            10.00am            Mass of the day     

Fri                10.00am            Mass of the day

Fri                  7.30pm            Gerard McGrenaghan

Sat                 10.00am           Mark Fleming                                             

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mary McLaughlin, (nee Glackin), Edergole Road  whose Requiem took place in St Lawrence’s Church, on Monday 17th June, Sharon Corrigan, Fintona, whose Requiem took place in St Lawrence’s Church, on Tuesday 18th June and Unagh Gallogly (nee McCann) Glen Road, Drumquin, whose Requiem took place in St Patrick’s Church, Langfield Drumquin, on Wednesday 19th June. 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: The Nativity Of St John The Baptist. Thursday: The St Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor of the Church. Friday: The Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus. Saturday: Ss Peter And Paul, Apostles.


The next pre baptism course will take place on Monday 1st July in The Beeches Pastoral Centre, at 8.00pm. If you have a child for baptism in July please contact Anne in the parish office 82841244. The Baptisms for July will take place on Sunday 21st July, at 12.30pm.

Eucharistic Ministers

We are currently looking for parishioners to become Ministers of the Eucharist. We have all got a responsibility for various ministeries within the Church by order of our baptism. If you feel you would like to assist in this ministery please give your name to either of the priests or Anne in the parish office.

Ordination To Priesthood

Ordination To Priesthood of Deacon Kevin Connolly in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, next Sunday, 30th  June at 3pm. All are welcome to attend and participate in the ordination liturgy. We are all asked to pray for Deacon Kevin as he prepares for ordination; and to pray also for vocations in our diocese. 

Golden Jubilee Of Bishop MacDaid’s Ordination

On Sunday 14th  July 2019, Bishop Liam MacDaid will mark the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest with a special Mass of Thanksgiving at 4.00pm in St Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. All are welcome to attend and participate in the Mass and everyone is invited to refreshments afterwards at the Hillgrove Hotel.

Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes

Pre-Pilgrimage Information nights for pilgrims, including the distribution of tickets and information on buses etc, will take place on this Monday 24 June in St Ronan’s Centre, Lisnaskea at 8pm. The pilgrimage takes place 5th -10th  July, led by Bishop Larry Duffy.

Mater Dei Centre

Researchers at the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (MDCCE) at Dublin City University are embarking on an exciting three-year project which will aim to explore the nature, scope and potential of religious education and faith development for adults in Ireland.  The researchers are inviting all adults in Ireland to complete an online survey that will help them understand what Irish adults think and feel about religious education and how we might best develop this in the future.  The survey can be accessed at and is open until 30th June 2019.  For more, contact

Lough Derg – Three Day Pilgrimage

The three day pilgrimage season to St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, commenced on Friday  May 31st.  Station Island is a unique place of prayer and faith made holy by the prayers of millions of pilgrims over the centuries.  If you would like to make your pilgrimage to Lough Derg and join those who have made pilgrimages down the years, you can do so any day up to and including Tuesday 13th August.  The three day pilgrimage will end on Thursday 15th August, 2019.  For more details visit or tel 00353719861518.  Pre booking is not required 

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 10,17,22,26  There was no Jacpot winner. Three people matched  3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now  £2,300.00
  • Fintona Pearses Golf Classic and steak BBQ takes place on 20th July. £15 per ticket. Kids eat free. Tickets will be out soon.

Senior Citizens

The bus for the day trip to Hillsborough Castle and gardens, on Tuesday 25th June will leave Eurospar car park at 9.00 am sharp. We hope to arrive back in Fintona around 7.00pm. The club will then close for Summer months and re-open in September.


Skyzdalimit present their family show fundraiser, The Lion King inspired, Prince Of Africa, at the Strule Arts Centre on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June. Children £5(adults £10). Enjoy a great end of term family night out.  Tickets at Strule Arts Centre box office online or phone 02882247831.  Early booking advisable. 

Fintona Library

Come along to the library to take part in the Digital eClinic – Learn about library services or get advice on a device. Wednesday 26th June 10:00 – 1:00pm, 1:30 – 3:30pm. Call the library on 028 82841774. Summer opening hours in Fintona will begin 24th June until 31st August 2019. During this period there will not be a late  evening – opening hours will be: Wednesday 10:00 – 1:00pm, 1:30 – 5:00pm Thursday     10:00 – 1:00pm, 1:30 – 5:00pm Saturday      10:00 – 1:00pm.

Yoga Plus

Yoga Plus returns to  Fintona Golf Club Wednesday 26th June 6.30-7.30pm.  This is a six week programme.  Those who  have  previously completed the six weeks can pay as you go.Telephone 07546445007. Come roll out your mat, learn to relax at a deeper level, improve your health and wellbeing using this powerful system of Yoga Breathing and Postures.  Please bring your own Blanket and Pillow.

Sentinus STEM Summer School 2019 at St Michael’s College, Enniskillen

22nd – 26th July 9:30am-4:15pm (drop off from 8:30am, pickup by 5pm). Children aged 9-13. Cost £95. Give your children the opportunity to work in teams, problem solve, use their creativity. They will work together on a project throughout the week and show off their work at the presentation ceremony on the last day. 5 days of fun covering practical STEM activities in a fun environment. For more information or to book a place – phone Andrea at Sentinus on 028 92627755 – Places Are Limited!

Dooneen Centre

The organisers of the recent Céilí and Old Time Dance in Dooneen Centre wish to thank most sincerely all those who attended, gave donations, brought food or helped in any way to raise a grand total of £425 for Care for Cancer.

Religious Articles

In the parish office shop we now have a selection of olive wood crosses and articles of devotion for sale, which were displayed in the chapel by Afif Kedar from Bethlehem a few weeks ago.