SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – 10th December, 2017


Mon         10.00am          Seamus, Mary and Kathleen Donnelly

Tues         10.00am          Michael McGuigan

Wed         10.00am          The deceased members of the Adams family

Thu          10.00am          The deceased members of the Friel Family

Fri            10.00am          Mass of the day

Fri              7.30pm          Brenda Loane (Month’s Mind)

                                         Eileen and  Peter McKenna, (1st Anniversary) Castletown  (Combined Mass)

Sat             10.00am         Maurice McCloughan (1st Anniversary)

Recently deceased

Yours prayers are requested for the repose of the soul Frances Revell (nee Monaghan) whose Requiem took place on Wednesday 6th December in St Matthew’s Church, Garvaghey and burial in St Lawrence’s cementary afterwards. 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 Damasus l, pope. Tuesday: Our Lady of Guadalupe. St Finnian, bishop. Wednesday: St Lucy, virgin and martyr.  Thursday: St John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church.


The baptisms for December will take place next Sunday 17th December, at 12.00. If you have a child for baptism in December, please contact Anne in the parish office.


At a baptism the words “Receive the Holy Spirit whose fullness you will receive in Confirmation”. The sacrament of Confirmation will be administered in St Lawrence’s Church pn Saturday 28th April 2018.

First Holy Communion

The children will receive First Holy Communion on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 11.00am Mass.

St Vincent de Paul Sunday

Next Sunday 17th December is SVP Sunday. They will be having a church gate collection at all Masses and would greatly appreciate your support as the need is greater than ever. If anyone feels they need help please contact us on 07803551793.

Annual Carol Service

Our Annual Carol Service will take place today Sunday 10th December, at 7pm. We would ask that ALL PARTICIPANTS in the Carol Service please assemble in the chapel no later than 6.30pm,  making yourself known to the appointed ushers for seating arrangements. We look forward to a great evening of choral singing with refreshments afterwards in St Lawrence’s Primary School.

Chez Marie Thrift Shop

Chez Marie Thrift shop is closed for Christmas and will re-open on Thursday 11th January 2.00 -.400pm.

Senior Citizens Club

The Senior Citizens Club committee would like to thank the local businesses which donated generous prizes for the draw at our Christmas Dinner on Tuesday past in the Golf Club. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening of good food and music.On Tuesday 12th December St Lawrence’s Parish Choir  choir will provide the entertainment for the club in St. Patricks Hall at 2pm.   Everyone is very welcome to come along.

Fintona Has Talent

Congratulations and continued success to Fintona Pearses Instrumental Music Group and their culture officer Julie Bogan, on their great victory in the Scór na nOg county semi-final on Sunday last and their qualifying for the Ulster final in the same competition to take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 in St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Wonderful to hear that our branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí is to be revived. We wish the organisers every success and hope that many will join. To do so please contact Lucia Bogan at 07912853146/028 82841871 or Dympna Kelly at 07917390814

Fintona CCÉ

Fintona CCÉ invites all to their Christmas session being held in St Patrick’s Hall, Fintona, next Sunday 17th December at 3pm. Festive food served and Christmas raffle on the day. All welcome.

Fintona Primary School Choir lit up Stormont 

On Wednesday last St Lawrence’s P.S. Choir, the BBC school choir of the year, lit up Stormont with their wonderful rendition of traditional Christmas Carols. This was indeed another first for Fintona.

Fintona Library

On Wednesday 13th December Fintona Library presents Christmas Crafts for children aged 4 to 8 years accompanied by an adult at 3.30 – 4.30pm. On Wednesday 20th December St Lawrence’s Primary School Choir will perform a festive music recital at 11.00am. Everyone welcome.

G.A.A. Corner

  • Lotto numbers drawn last week were 5, 15, 17 and 30 There was no jackpot winner.  Four people matched three numbers and shared £100.00. The jackpot is now £1,700
  • Centenary Gala Banquet DVD now on sale, an ideal Christmas present double DVD Set including the Pearses through the years footage from 1917- 2017 and centenary Gala Events. Now on sale in  McCarney’s, Vivo, Mo’s Newsagents,  Super Valu and Eurospar. £15.00 each.
  • The AGM has been scheduled for 14th December at 7.30pm in our clubrooms. Nomination forms are available from Kieran McGillion either on 07919575416 or at
  • The annual Mass for the deceased members of the Fintona Pearses Football club will take place on Friday 5th January 2018  at 7.30pm in St. Lawrence’s Church.

Application forms for St. Lawrence’s P.S. Nursery and Primary One

Application forms for Nursery and P.1 places are now available from the school office. The closing date for both Nursery and P.1 applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 12 noon.

Fintona Golf Club – Christmas Flower Show

Christmas Flower Show, The Magic of Christmas by Anne Johnston, will be held in Fintona Golf Club on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm. Admission £5 – pay at door. Festive treats. All Welcome’

O Holy Night

O Holy Night: A Celebration of Christmas Carols takes place in St. Macartan’s Church, Trillick on Sunday 17 December at 7pm. Voluntary donations in aid of Ellie’s Retreat. Festive food served. Come along and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere! Visit:

Tattysallagh’s Seasonal Display of Nativity Sets    

Babs Barrett, from Tattysallagh, Omagh, has recently returned from Khayalitsha where she was a volunteer on Mellon Educate’s building blitz of building and renovating schools in townships of South Africa. As fund raising for next year’s building blitz, Babs will host an exhibition of more than 100 cribs from around the world at her home in on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December from 10am to 6pm. Everyone can enjoy afternoon tea. There will be ample and convenient car parking. For directions to 33 Corradinna Road, Tattysallagh follow the signs for the Pigeon Top on the Dromore Road at Price’s shop. All welcome.