SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  – 17th  February, 2019

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK

Mon          10.00am               Deceased members of the Starrs family, Mullinboy

Tues          10.00am               John Campbell, Mitchelbourne Tce

Wed          10.00am               Eamon and Barney Mc Donagh

Thu           10.00am               Mass of the day

Fri             10.00am               James Monaghan, Dunamona

Fri                  7.30pm              The Dec members of the Mc Elroy family
                                                    Tommy Mc Carroll
Sean & Tiernan McCann

Sat                10.00am              Mass of the day

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the  soul of Shane Deery, Ashfield Gardens, whose Requiem took place on Saturday in St Lawrence’s Church and Julia Morgan (nee Donnelly) Draperstown, whose Requeim took place in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown on Saturday.  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

Thursday: St Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church. Friday: The Chair of St Peter, Apostle. Saturday: St Polycarp, bishop and martyr.

Baptism

The Baptisms for February, will take place today Sunday 17th February at 12.30pm

Safeguarding Sunday

Our Diocese of Clogher Safeguarding Sunday will take place next weekend, just at the conclusion of the historic gathering in Rome hosted by Pope Francis on 21-24 February Rome to discuss safeguarding in the Church. We ask for your prayers for all those who have been hurt by abuse in the Church. We pray for Pope Francis and for the success of the meeting in Rome which senior bishops and religious superiors from around the world will be attending. A representative of your Parish Safeguarding Committee will speak at Masses next weekend and a special Candle of Atonement will be blessed and lit in all churches.

Temperance Sunday

Temperance Sunday will be on 3rd March. Children who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year are expected to take a pledge on Temperance Sunday. This will be initiated through the school as the confirmandi will discuss this undertaking with their parents.

Coeliacs

If there are coeliacs attending any of our Masses, please make yourself  known to the priests and we will make every effort to accommodate you in receiving Holy Communion.

Volunteers needed for our Parish

Each parish depends on the generosity of it’s parishioners, not only for financial support but the support of ministeries such as Readers, Eucharisitc Ministers, Altar Servers, Collectors, Music and choirs and also parish care and maintenance such as Altar Society, St Vincent de Paul, Baptismal team, count teams, funeral dinner volunteers etc. There is always an ongoing need for new helpers. In the coming weeks the parish will be contacting parishioners to consider taking a voluntary position in some of the above roles/teams as required. If you would like to volunteer for any of the above duties please contact Fr. Moore, Canon Marron or Anne in the office.  Please give this appeal consideration and realise that every volunteer is needed and appreciated.Up until now we have only had 10 volunteers.

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 1,9,14,30  There was no Jackpot winner. Five people matched  3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now at £2300
  • The seniors have reached the quarter final of the Ulster league by defeating Glenelly at home on Wednesday evening.
  • Our annual U14 Tournament for the Marron Cup and St Lawrence’s Sheild takes place on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Clubs from across Ulster wll be attending.
  • Club membership is now due for 2019.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.
  • Lights will be on Tuesday and Friday nights for any runners/walkers (7.30pm – 9.00pm)

Fintona Community Forum

The Annual General Meeting of Fintona Community Forum will be held on Thursday 28th February at 7.30pm in the Ecclesville Centre. Everybody welcome.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens Club will continue on Tuesday 19th February at 2.00pm in St Patrick’s Hal. Everybody welcome.l

SWAP Age Partnership

Circus Workshops for Older People 60+ is being held in St Patrick’s Hall on Friday 1st, 15th ,   29th March and Friday 12th April 2.00pm – 3.30pm. The experienced tutors from Streetwise Community CIC will teach the group a range of activities from juggling skills with scarves, balls and hats, plate spnning techniques and loads more tricks and skills.Socal Circus has so many benefits for the wellbeing of older people, it can improve physical health, social health, emotional health, cognitive function and most importantly it is FUN!

Friends of Africa Fundraising Coffee Morning

Julie Bogan and Mark McGlinn (Donacavey Parish) have organised a coffee morning to raise funds for the short term volunteering programme they are engaging in with Friends of Africa this year. When in Tanzania we will work alongside Friends of Africa partners in Ngudu and Mwandoya to develop and facilitate tuition camps for secondary school students. The subjects taught include Maths, Literacy and Science. Friends of Africa short term volunteers will also facilitate a sports scheme and provide meals for all participants. The coffee morning will be in St Patrick’s Hall, Fintona today Sunday 17th February from 10am to 2pm. Please come along for a cup of tea, a few treats and show your support for this worthy cause. 

Care for Cancer

Care for Cancer would like to welcome all our volunteers, friends and supporters past and present to “A Bit Of a Do to say Thank You”, on Thursday 21st February 2019 at Care for Cancer 1 Campsie Place Omagh from 7:00-9:00pm.  Hot Supper will be served.  Please phone our office to confirm your attendance 02882246599.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2019. 7 Night B & B and airport shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split €279 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed aiport shuttle servce. Call us for further information and book the dates that suit you – Tel 014434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com

Harold McCauley House

Harold McCauley House are holding a Gala Evening and Auction in support of a specialist Dementia Facility on Friday 22nd March, 2019, in The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. 7.00pm Red Carpet Reception. 8.00pm Dinner & Live Entertainment. Tickets £50.00 Dress Formal/Smart.