TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
20th September, 2020

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK

Mon        10.00am Mass of the day

Tues        10.00am       Mass of the day

Wed        10.00am Mass of the day                                      

Thurs      10.00am Mass of the day  

Fri           10.00am Mass of the day       

                  7.30pm James, Susan, Francis & Mary McCarney and Rosena Scowcroft

Sat           10.00am Rita Murray (Memorial Mass)

Aloysius McGuigan

                                                   Alan McConnell and deceased family members (Shared Mass)

Recently deceased

We pray for the repose of the soul of Barney Treanor, formerly Mill Street and Little Rock, Arkansas U.S.A.  who died on Saturday 12th of September.    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 Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.  Wednesday: St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio). 

Acknowledgement and Thanks

As I prepare for my third weekend here in the Parish of Clones, I would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the people of Donacavey for the last eighteen years that I spent living among you.   Eighteen years went by like the blink of an eye and I have to say that on the whole they were eighteen very enjoyable years.  I would like to thank all of you who were so welcoming, who were so willing to lend a hand, who were so gracious and who took me as one of your own.  When I was leaving, I was both humbled and overwhelmed at the messages of support, the tokens, the cards and the gifts that you gave me both personally and anonymously.  I will never forget the people of the parish of Donacavey and I just want to say THANK YOU ALL very much. Fr. Jim

Baptisms

We welcome into our Christian faith community:

Orla Goodman and Finlay Carlin-McHugh

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

A Brief Message to the People of the Parish

As you will be aware the Bishop has appointed me as Parish Priest of Fintona from the beginning of September.  I am very happy to accept this role, demanding as it may be, as I remain separately Parish Priest of Dromore.   I emphasize ‘separately ‘because both Parishes will remain entirely independent of each other and maintain their individual identities. In other words, I will be Parish Priest of Fintona and Parish Priest of Dromore NOT Parish Priest of Fintona / Dromore. This is an important distinction for both places. Having said that, circumstances revolving around the shortage of Priests necessitate a higher level of cooperation than heretofore and your new curate will help in Dromore occasionally, largely to free me up for duties over here. However, Fr Kevin Connolly whom we welcome to the Parish and locality will be curate in Fintona alone and fully resident with you. Fr. Kevin will be, in most instances, your first port of call for Parish issues although I will liaise closely with him and also be at your service. It is our fervent wish and prayer that we are able to serve you as well as Fr Jim Moore and Canon Paddy Marron have done over so many years.  Of course, everyone does things differently and some alteration as to how things are done is inevitable as is personal approach and style. We ask for your patience and goodwill especially at the moment when with  social restrictions it may take a little longer to get to know people. Please make yourself known to us if we meet casually in the street or shops and be assured that we will make every effort to get to know you over time. Finally, please be aware that Parishes need Priests and we ask you to support and encourage this by your prayers and goodwill so that young hearts may respond to a call the Lord is still giving but that can be drowned out so easily. Let us work earnestly together to build up the kingdom of God on Earth for It is a call given by God to each one of us. With every good wish.

Fr. Patrick Mac Entee Parish Priest, Fintona

Next Sunday we mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees:

For 2020, Pope Francis has chosen the theme “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee”, with a focus on the need for the pastoral care of displaced persons. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914.

G.A.A. Corner

This week’s LOTTO numbers were 9,23,26,28. There was no jackpot winner.  One person matched 3 numbers and won £100.00.  Next week’s Jackpot is now £4,200.00.  The draw will take place on Thursday    24th September in the Beeches Pastoral Centre

Weekly Contributions

We would like to thank you for your continued support of your priests and parish through your weekly contributions. 

For those more familiar with internet banking the alternative way of making a donation to the parish is directly into the parish account,

Account Name CATHOLIC PARISH OF DONACAVEY NO. 1 ACCOUNT

8 High St., Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT78 1BH

Account No: 02134-007   Branch Sort Code: 93-80-41

BIC: FTBKGB2B   IBAN: GB26 FTBK 9380 4102 1340 07

Please use your name and the first line of your address in the reference field of any payment you make.  This will provide a record of your contribution.