THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD – 24th May, 2020
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
Sunday 10.00am Live on facebook or YouTube online
Mon 10.00am George, Elizabeth and Barry Nixon
Tues 10.00am Susan and James Garrity
Wed 10.00am Mass of the day
Thurs 10.00am Mass of the day
Fri 10.00am Carmel Kelly
Sat 10.00am John Monaghan (Month’s Mind)
We pray for the repose of the souls of Michael Bannon, Strule Park, Omagh whose burial took place in St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Cemetery on Tuesday and of Thomas McCaughey, Trillick, father of Monsignor Shane, whose burial took place in Trillick, on Tuesday 19th May. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
MAY THEY ALL ENJOY LIGHT, HAPPINESS AND PEACE
Feast days of the week
Monday: St Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the Church. Tuesday: St Philip Neri, priest. Wednesday: St Augustine of Canterbury, bishop. Friday: St Paul V1, pope.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen
The Pope’s Intentions for May
Prayer intention for Evangelization: For Deacons – We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.
World Communications Day
Today is World Communications Day. The theme this year is about life becoming history through the stories we tell. The theme is drawn from the Book of Exodus; ‘That you may tell your children and grandchildren’ (Ex. 10:2). In this time of pandemic, we have many stories to tell. At this time too we can only marvel at the range of communications tools that are available to us and how these have enabled so many to be informed and stay connected. In many parishes we are witnessing the power that modern communications technology is bringing to us so that the Eucharist can be celebrated online and spiritual communion renewed. But, as Pope Francis says, the power of communications is about more than the means in which it is carried out. It must be about what we communicate; ‘the stories that build up, not tear down; stories that help us rediscover our roots and the strength needed to move forward together.’ Each of us has a story to tell and telling it is never useless. Our own story becomes part of a greater story – just like the Scriptures – that enables us to see God in all things.
Holy Water has been blessed and available at the back of the Church for anyone who would like to have some in their homes.
We appreciate all our parishioners, who continue to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the parish by placing their contribution in an envelope in the boxes provided at the back of the Church. It is also very encouraging to see that the option of going onto our webpage at fintonaparish.com and making a payment through PayPal with the donate button that has been put in place there, is also being used to contribute. When using this method of payment, it would be very helpful to add your address, this enables us to ensure that we accurately record the payment on our records.
For those more familiar with internet banking the alternative way of making a donation to the parish is directly into the parish account,
Account Name CATHOLIC PARISH OF DONACAVEY NO. 1 ACCOUNT
8 High St., Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT78 1BH
Account No: 02134-007 Branch Sort Code: 93-80-41
BIC: FTBKGB2B IBAN: GB26 FTBK 9380 4102 1340 07
Please use your name and the first line of your address in the reference field of any payment you make. This will provide a record of your contribution.
Trócaire Lenten Campaign
We invite parishioners to place their Trócaire contributions in an envelope marked Trócaire with their envelope number or name on it and place it in the box at the back of the church or by using any of the above methods of payment. We hope to forward all donations by this Friday 29th May.
Lough Derg – Online Retreat Days
Join the Lough Derg Team During May, Sunday 24th May and Wednesday 27th May go to
www.loughderg.live. A Guide To Your Online Retreat – 10:30am Go to loughderg.live – 10:45am Welcome from the Prior, Msgr La Flynn – 11:05am The Word of God – Reflection on the Good Samaritan with Mary – 11:30am Prayer of Intercession with Rosary – 12 noon Angelus followed by The Way of the Cross – 1:45pm Jesus the Healer with Deacon Martin – 2:00pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 2:20pm Time of Contemplation – 2:40pm Closing Prayer – Lough Derg phone lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, during May Tel: +353 (0) 71 9861518 – Email. firstname.lastname@example.org Website. www.loughderg.com
Laudato SI and Earth Day
Today we also mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and the 5th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. This theme calls us to reflect on how everything is connected. The anniversaries of Earth Day and Laudato Si call us to reflect, and to recommit ourselves to the Care of Earth, our Common Home. Each of us has a responsibility for this. How will our individual and collective choices and actions tell of our recognition of God, whose love gave birth to the universe and to earth, our beloved home? A Common Prayer for Laudato Si is available at https://laudatosiweek.org/prayer/
Prayer to St. Columbanus
O Columbanus, your name rings out across Europe and the rest of the world. Come to our aid and rise up to help us in our need. As pilgrims on the journey, we ask you to keep us safe from the Coronavirus that knows no borders. Heal those who suffer, protect those who are exposed and vulnerable, enlighten all who respond, guide those who govern, calm our fears, give us a new vision of life, and intercede for us before God the Most High to stop the spread of this virus that we may continue to work together for a new civilisation of love for all. Amen