THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – 12th  January, 2020


Mon       10.00am                        Mass of ther 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

                 7.30pm                        Thomas & Mary McCarney

                                                     Jimmy McCaughey and the deceased members of

                                                     The McCaughey & Corrigan families, Lacca (Shared Mass)

Sat          10.00am                         Patsy Dorrian (Month’s Mind)

                                                      John Bashford

                                                      Brigid & Eugene McCarney, Garvallagh (Shared Mass)


Recently Deceased

We pray for the repose of the soul Hannah Doyle, Derrybard Road, Fintona, whose Requiem took place in St Lawrence’s Church, on Saturday 11th January.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.                       



Feast days of the week

Monday: st Hilary, bishop and doctor of the Church. Wednesday: St Ita, virgin. Thursday: St Fursa, abbot and missionary. Friday: St Anthony, abbot.


The baptisms for January will take place on Sunday 19th January, after 11.30am Mass. If you have a child for Baptism in January please contact Anne in the parish office 82841244.

Visiting the sick

It is a privilege to have the opportunity of receiving the Sacraments of the sick in one’s home. To have this privilege all one has to do is to contact one of your priests. But you too must show respect and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament. You must have a sick call set. That is holy water, a Crucifix, a finger bowl, a white cloth, 2 candles and holders. This is a directive. Please inform each and every person who wants this privilege.

Eucharistic Ministers

Where a Eucharisitc Minister brings Holy Communion to a house bound he/she must carry out the Liturgical instructions given to him/her at one’s institution. Say the prayers with the sick from the leaflet given.


All around the island of Ireland there have been encouraging reports of large numbers of penitents receiving the Sacrament of Penance at Christmas. Particularly huge numbers of young people.

Parish Mission

There will be a Parish Mission this year taking place between May 2nd and May 9th 2020. The Mission will be led by Rev. Fr. Laurence Gallagher CSSR and one of his confreres. We look forward to your support of Fr. Laurence and the Mission Team.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th – 25th January 2020

The theme chosen for 2020, ‘they showed us unusual kindness’, finds its origins in the Acts of the Apostles. The initial work was prepared by members of the Christian Churches in Malta and finalised in the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The Scripture reference is focused on the shipwreck of St Paul believed to have occurred off Malta. There must also be an awareness of the need for hospitality to the migrants and refugees who today embark on journeys as dangerous as that of St Paul.

Lourdes 2020

Ample notification has been given of our pilgrimage to Our Lady’s International Shrine. which will take place on 19th August 2020. The price per person sharing accommodation, in one of the preferred hotels, La Solitude, is £695.00, which includes transport cost to and from Fintona to Dublin airport. You  have eight months left  to save for the pilgrimage, if you wish to use the saving  facility.  Mo has offered to help if you would like to give your weekly/monthly savings to be lodged in the local Credit Union. Anyone who hasn’t already finally  confirmed their hopes of travelling, we would ask you to contact Anne in the office this week as we need to make  a final confirmation of numbers for the travel agents. There are upwards on 30 so far who have indicated their going there.

St. Lawrence’s Parish Choir – Carol Service

St Lawrence’s Parish Choir would like to say a big thank you to all who contributed to the fundraising from their recent Carol Service, the charitable donations received from parishioners, visitors, Fintona Senior Citizens Group, Three Rivers Nursing Home, Oak & Ash Wards (Omagh) and Euro Spar. The total amount raised was £1,301.34. This will now be presented to Suicide Awareness.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 8, 10, 13 and 21.  There was no Jackpot winner. Four people matched 3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now  £2,400.00
  • Club membership is now due for 2020.  Payment can be made to  Mike Kelly 07802894407 or Kieran McGillion 07919575416.   Family £45.00, Adults £20.00, OAP £10.00 and Youth £5.00.
  • Fintona Senior Ladies are currently seeking expressions of interest for management for the 2020 season. If interested please contact Grainne 07707366190.


Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 7th – 9th February 2020. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email or visit

Clogher don Óige:

Our Diocesan Youth Ministry organisation have launched their annual summer programme of international pilgrimage opportunities. Young people aged 16-18 who are interested in travelling to Lourdes to serve as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage (July 3rd-8th), or 15 and 16 year olds looking for a different experience of faith, fun and prayer alongside thousands of others from across Europe in Taizé (July 25th-August 3rd) are asked to fill in an expression of interest form (before 14th February) in order to be considered for a place. All information can be found on CdÓ’s website:

Dooneen Centre

Classes resume as usual in Dooneen Centre on Wednesday 15th January. Yoga and Art at 7.30, Céilí and Old Time Dancing at 9.15. Beginners welcome at all classes

Strule Arts Centre

Irish language activities commencing in January in The Strule Arts Centre: Sean-nós and Set Dancing class,  Singing in Irish,  Irish language classes for 3 levels and  Irish conversation class.  For further information and bookings Tel 028 82247831.