18th August, 2019


Mon           10.00am         John and Roisin Grugan

                     7.30pm         Hugh Grugan (1st Anniversary) in St Malachy’s Church Seskinore     

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          No Mass

Sat              10.00am          Francis and Brigid McWilliams

Recently deceased

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sheilagh McKenna, Corkhill Road, who died on Friday 16th August. Her Requiem will take place in St Patick’s Church, Eskra,  on Monday 19th August at 11.00am. 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 John Eudes, priest Tuesday: St Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church. Wednesday: St Pius X, pope. Thursday: The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday: St Rose of Lima, virgin. St Eugene (Eoghan), bishop. Saturday: St Bartholomew, Apostle. 


The Baptisms for August will take place today Sunday 18th August, after 11.30am Mass.

Anniversary Masses

When booking an anniversary Mass it should be one’s intention to be in attendance at such an arranged Mass. Double booking with absence at the celebration is not right or acceptable. The Diocesan regulation is, the stipend for such a Mass is £20.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

At the time of writing there are over twenty who at this point have expressed interest in booking on next August’s parish pilgrimage to Our Lady’s International Shrine in Lourdes. There has been 67 certified and proven miracles there already. People go in expectation and praying for a miracle to happen. Some may be among the successful. Many more get the grace of acceptance to their problem. There are no further details about our intended Pilgrimage at hand yet.

Knock Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage 

Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 8th 2019, Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour and thank Grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin – Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.

New Eucharistic Ministers

Pascal Canavan will meet with all future Eucharistic Ministers this Wednesday 21st August, in St Lawrence’s P.S. at 7.30pm to give a talk on the duties of being an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. It is important that all new Eucharistic Ministers attend.

Novena at Knock Shrine

The Novena at Knock Shrine will continue until Thursday 22nd August. Daily Seminars take place at 12 noon in St John’s Rest and Care Centre. Annointing of the Sick at 2.30pm daily in Knock Basilica. Knock Novena takes place at 3.00pm and 8.00pm daily. Further details of Novena Speakers and Seminars can be found on

Blessing of the Graves

The annual blessing will take place on Sunday next 25th August at 2.00pm. We take pride in looking after the resting place of the mortal bodies of our nearest and dearest gone before us. It is important that you know that many have commented on how neat and tidy you keep your plot in both cemeteries St Lawrence’s and St Peter’s and St Paul’s. There will be a collection taken up on the day to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of our grounds. 

G.A.A. Corner

  • This week’s lotto numbers were 6, 15, 24 and 30.  There was no Jackpot winner. Two people matched 3 numbers and shared £100. Next week’s  jackpot is now  £1,600.00
  • Commiserations to our minor team on their hard fought semi final defeat to Aghyaran after extra time. The U16’s are away to Trillick  tomorrow Monday 19th August at 7.15pm. All support welcome.
  • The 12 week lotto ticket sellers will be calling with you throughout the next two weeks and ticket sellers are reminded to have their tickets returned by 6.00pm on Sunday 1st September.
  • Our Annual 5K and 10K run takes place on Saturday 7th September. Couch to 5K  continues each  Wednesday at 7.00pm at the pitch. You can still register at 6.45pm on any given Wednesday. Leader Donna Owens. Contact Clodagh 07845046250.

Fintona CCÉ musicians

Fintona CCÉ would like to wish all their branch members every success in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this weekend in Drogheda. Fintona CCÉ will be represented in a number of competitions in all age groups. A special mention to our U12 Lendrum Céilí Band, many of who are competing at their first All Ireland this year, under the musician direction of Nuala Sweeney, Julie Bogan and Dearbhla Scallon.

Pilgrimages to The Holy Land and Fatima

Special Monaghan/ Fermanagh Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Also Special Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 31st October for Halloween 8 nights taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.  Also, Special Fatima Pilgrimage for Feast of Miracle of Sun 10th October. Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima. All depart Dublin.  Contact James Treacy 0860572216

Lough Derg One Day Retreat Dates

One Day Retreats enable a much wider audience to enjoy the serenity of the island hallowed by centuries of faithful Pilgrim Prayer. One Day Retreatants arrive from 9.30am. On arrival on the Island (10 minute boat journey from the lakeshore) we invite you to enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with others. The Retreat Programme commences at 10.20am and concludes at approximately 4.30pm.The programme invites you to join in time-honoured prayer as well as allowing personal time for reflection. A typical One Day Retreat follows the following programme. Morning: Opening Prayer & Reflection. The Spirituality of St Patrick through prayer & Reflection. Healing of memories. Lunch – soup & sandwiches, tea & coffee. Afternoon: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Time to experience the Island in peaceful personal reflection. Celebration of Eucharist – Mass. August & September Dates 2019  – Weekend Dates in August: Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Saturday 31st  August. Week Days in August: Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th  August. September 2019: Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th September. Week Days in September:Wednesday 4th, Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September. One Day Retreat Admission Includes all refreshments, lunch, return boat service, ministry services, free car & coach parking. 2019 Admission €45/£40, concessions for groups. Booking essential  contact us by email on info@loughderg or telephone 028 68632391.