13th October, 2019


Mon         10.00am             Michael & Cissie Kelly, Lacca

Tues         10.00am             Mass of the day    

Wed         10.00am              No Mass

Thu          10.00am              Patrick & Bigid Breen and the deceased members of The Smyth Family

Fri            10.00am              Mass of the day

Fri              7.30pm              Pauline Donnelly (1st Anniversary)

                                             Philomena McSorley (Month Mind)

                                             Stephen Kennedy (Shared Mass)

Sat            10.00am              Michael McAshea (Month’s Mind)                                              

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of  Tom Gavin, Corbally Road, Stranisk, whose Requiem took place in St Lawrence’s Church, on Thursday 10th October and Mary Mc Girr, Tattyreagh 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 Callistus l, pope and martyr. Tuesday: St Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor of the Church. Wednesday: St Hedwig, religious. St Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin, St Gall, abbot and missionary. Thursday: St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr.  Friday: St Luke, Evangelist. Saturday: Ss John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogue, priests, and Companions, martyrs. St Paul of the Cross, priest.


The baptisms for October will take place next Sunday 20th October after 11.30am Mass. If you have a child for Baptism in October please contact Anne in the parish office 82841244.

Rosary and Prayer

The Rosary and the prayer to St Joseph will be recited each morning before 10.00am Mass, at 9.40am, in the Oratory, during the month of October. The Rosary is also recited publicly each Friday in St Lawrence’s Church at 1.15pm.

Extraordinary Month Of Mission – October 2019:

Since October 1st  we have been marking the Extraordinary Month of Mission. Next Sunday our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday, with its theme ‘Together We Are Mission.’ Next Sunday, our parish – together with communities across the world – will contribute what we can to support the work of missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. There is a second envelope in your box of envelopes for Propagation Of The Faith. Alternatively, you can donate online at . World Mission Ireland is responsible for the coordination of Mission Month.

Do This In Memory

Today we welcome the children who are enroling for the ‘Do this in Memory’ programme as they prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  We pray in a special way for them as they begin another part of their journey in faith.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens club will continue  on Tuesday 15th  October, in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.00pm. The walking  continues from the Ecclesville centre each Tuesday at 11. 30am.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 4, 12, 26 and 30.  There was no  Jackpot winner. One person matched 3 numbers and won £100.00.  Next week’s  Jackpot is now  £1,200.00
  • The U13’s begin their league campaign with a comfortable win  away to Omagh. next up is Dromore,

date to be confirmaed.

Parish Safeguarding Committee 

The Parish is seeking volunteers to train as Parish Representatives to serve on the Parish Safeguarding Committee. This will involve attending one session per week over two weeks in Enniskillen or in Monaghan. The proposed dates are Tuesday the 22nd October and Tuesday the 29th October at 7.30pm. Further information is available from  0786-403-2481, the Chief Parish Representative. A certificate of attendance will be awarded when the induction process is completed.

Adoption Information Session

Could you adopt? Share a child’s journey through life – if interested there is an Adoption Information Session being held on Thursday 24th October 2019 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm in Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex, 7 Donaghanie Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT79 0NR or you may contact the Adoption Team (Mon-Fri) Tel: 028 82835114 or email

Mad For Trad

Fintona CCÉ  ‘Mad For Trad’ will conclude on Saturday evening and  Sunday from 5.00pm with sessions by talented musicians playing in the local bars. This will be a great weekend filled with music, song and dance and we would love to see you there.

Fintona Library

Fintona Library –  SUSE Plus Job Club every Wednesday 12:00 – 1.00pm for:  school leavers –  recently redundant –  long term unemployed and parents returning to work, there will be a dedicated mentor  available to give you access to jobs and opportunities in the local area.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Cr na hÓmai presents

Sean Keane along with the Blackwater Céilí Band (2018 All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Senior Céilí Band champions) on Saturday 2nd November 2019 in Omagh St Enda’s GAA, concert starts at 8.00pm.  Tickets now on sale at £20 (available online – for further information visit Facebook: Omagh Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann or Contact: 07818 451716)

Both Lives Matter

The Northern Bishops have agreed that every parish should dedicate this weekend 12th-13th October to praying for the protection of the unborn in our society and for women facing difficult and challenging  pregnancies.  The Christian Church leaders met during the week in Armagh with the Secretary of State to discuss various different issues regarding the need for the Assembly to reconvene before 21st October particularly the issues surrounding the wide ranging legistlation around abortion that may be imposed upon us.  There are postcards being distributed after Masses at the weekend, please take a  pack and post them to our local MLA’s to remind them of the importance of the protection of the unborn.  It is important that they are made to realise that BOTH LIVES MATTER

An Attitude Of Gratitude

What a difference an ‘attitude of gratitude’ can make! Pope Francis has spoken of the importance, in family life, of saying ‘thank you.’ Of course, it is not the words that are important but the intention and meaning behind them. To say thank you means ‘I appreciate you.’ The Irish for thank you, go raibh maith agat, is much more expressive than the English. It translates, ‘May you have goodness,’ or, ‘I wish you goodness’. It serves to soften and deepen a relationship.