FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 5th July, 2020
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK
Sunday 10.00am Live on facebook or YouTube online
Mon 10.00am Mass of the day
Tues 10.00am Ursula Hagan
Wed 10.00am John Corrrigan, Lacca
Thurs 10.00am Mass of the day
Fri 10.00am Mass of the day
7.30pm Michael Mc Girr (1st Anniversary)
Sat 10.00am Francis Mc Grenaghan (Months Mind)
6.00pm Vigil Mass
We pray for the repose of the soul of Sean Montgomery, Kelvin Road, Omagh whose Requiem took place on Friday 3rd July in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh and whose burial took place afterwards in Beragh. May his soul 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
Monday: St Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr. St Moninne, virgin. Tuesday: St Maelruain, bishop and abbot. Wednesday: St Kilian, bishop and martyr. Thursday: Ss Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and Companions, martyrs. Saturday: St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe
The Pope’s Intentions for July
Universal prayer intention: Our Families – We pray that today’s families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.
Sick & Infirm
The sick and infirm will be visited in their homes in the coming week on Thursday and Friday as usual, if they so desire, if not, contact Anne at the office 028 82841244 between 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Return To The Reception Of The Sacraments
Because of the relaxation of restrictions First Holy Communion will be administered on Saturday 22nd August at 11.00am in St Lawrence’s Church and Confirmation will be administered the following Saturday 29th August, at 11.00am in St Lawrence’s Church. Numbers may be limited under the same restrictions if necessary, at the time. Baptisms will resume on Sunday 12th July, but because of the restriction on numbers being able to attend we can only do two Baptisms each Sunday. The families that have requested the Sacrament will be contacted during the week.
Return to the Public Celebration of Mass
We want to make parishioners aware, that as we prepare for the re-opening of our Churches and for the next weekend on Saturday/Sunday 11th & 12th July at 6.00pm and 11.30am and for the weekends following that, there are some restrictions still in place which we need to adhere to,
- Firstly, the Sunday/ Holyday obligation to attend Mass has been suspended for the time being and those who cannot attend are invited to take part via webcam or radio.
- Because of the restriction on attendance in big numbers at Sunday or Holyday Masses, it would help to lessen the numbers attending Sunday Mass, if you could attend a Mass on a weekday before or after the Sunday and thereby make it possible for others to attend Sunday Mass.
- Those who are sick, those who are in vulnerable categories or have any symptoms of Covid 19 and those who are close contacts of a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of the virus should stay at home and join in via webcam or radio.
We want to remind you that the Social Distance Space is 1m, because of this, we have each seat that can be used, marked with a sticker indicating where one should sit. Households can be seated together but the next person to them must still remain 1m apart.
We ask you to cooperate with the ushers who have generously volunteered their time and service
People will be ushered to their seats in order to maximise the space.
For the reception of Holy Communion and leaving the Church, once more, we ask you to adhere to the social distance, this means that the congregation will be asked to move either side, row by row. Communion will be distributed at the front and at the break in the seats. We would like to remind you that Holy Communion will be received on your hand ONLY and the Ministers of the Eucharist will be wearing face shields.
When you are coming to the Church make sure to wash/sanitise your hands before leaving home and there are sanitisers at each door. You are also advised to wear face coverings.
This is a very difficult time and we all feel inconvenienced, but please bear with us, as we try to pave the way back to normal practice and once more PLEASE cooperate with the ushers. Finally, the bulletin will be distributed at the end of Mass so please take it home with you.
We would also like to thank those who have, over the last few days given their time to prepare for the return of parishioners, the cleaners and all our volunteers who are helping make our return as easy as possible.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen
Altar Society for July
The Altar Society for July is Team A – Mary O’Neill, Mary McCarney, Philomena McGowan, Angela Reid, Bernie McCillen and Bridie McCarroll.
Senior Citizens Walking Club
The Walking Club will meet again on Tuesday 7th July at The Ecclesville Centre. Anyone interested in joining the group, facilitated by Omagh District council, please come to the front of the Ecclesville centre at 9. 30am.
We appreciate all our parishioners, who continue to contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the parish by placing their contribution in an envelope in the boxes provided at the back of the Church. It is also very encouraging to see that the option of going onto our webpage at fintonaparish.com and making a payment through PayPal with the donate button that has been put in place there, is also being used to contribute. When using this method of payment, it would be very helpful to add your address, this enables us to ensure that we accurately record the payment on our records.