22nd November, 2020


Sun         11.30am  Sunday Mass

Mon        10.00am  Rita & Dermott Curran

Tues        10.00am  Louis Devine

Wed        10.00am  Paul Tierney                                      

Thurs      10.00am    Mass of the day  

Fri           10.00am  Phelim Donnelly

                                 Pat McSorley (1st Anniversary)

                                  Michael, Maggie, Michael Jr., Sally and deceased Donnelly family

                                  Seamus Quinn

Sat           10.00am     Bridie McKenna (1st Anniversary) and Gerard McKenna

                                      Packey Rafferty

                                      John & Ena Marlow

Recently deceased

We pray for the repose of the soul of Sean Molloy, Gortin Road, Omagh, whose Requiem took place in St Mary’s Church, Killyclogher on Thursday 19th November.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.


Corona Virus (Covid 19)

New COVID 19 restrictions are being implemented from Friday 27th November and the following rules will apply for the next three week:

a.All are encouraged to participate in Sunday Mass and Mass on weekdays via radio, television or webcams.

b. Masses for weddings and funerals may continue, with attendance limited to 25 people.

c. Priests are encouraged to celebrate Mass privately and to remember the needs of all their parishioners at this time, especially all those who are vulnerable and who may be infected by the Coronavirus.

d. People are reminded of the Catholic tradition of  spiritual communion. When we cannot attend Mass, we can still make an Act of Spiritual Communion, expressing our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, asking Him to unite Himself to us.

Mass Intentions

All of the Mass intentions already booked will be offered on the day they are booked for, at the private Mass being celebrated.   As you know these Masses are offered each day at 10.00am including the Masses that have being booked for Friday evening, so the 7.30pm Mass intentions will be offered at the 10.00am Mass on the day.

Canon Marron’s  Retirement Mass

Canon Marron will celebrate the 11.30am Mass next Sunday 29th, to mark his retirement from the parish. Unfortunately, with the new restrictions now being put into place, with effect from Friday 27th November, we will be unable to have a congregation present. The Mass will be streamed live over the web cam. A book of appreciation will be left at the back of the Church throughout the coming week for parishioners to leave a message of gratitude and good wishes towards the Canon.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions will be available this Saturday morning in the Oratory confessional after 10.00am Mass.

Advent Service Of Hope Led By Bishop Larry Duffy

This online service will be broadcast at 5.00pm on Saturday next, the Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent via www.clogherdiocese.ie and the Diocese of Clogher Facebook page. This is an invitation  for  the people of Clogher diocese to be united spiritually. Let us join together in prayer as we turn to God and place before Him, in hope and expectation, the cares and worries of this time.

Booking of Masses

Due to current COVID restrictions all Masses will now be booked with Anne in the parish office or by telephone 028 82841244 or email pastoralcentrefintona@gmail.com

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

Prayer to St Michael

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict. Be our safe guard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God restrain him we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust satan down into hell and with him all his evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Christmas in Fintona

The switching on of the Christmas lights will take place on Saturday 5th December, but as we cannot gather in a crowd there will be a Drive Through the town with Christmas music playing and each car decorated.  It is hoped that Santa and his reindeer will make an appearance to.  There is a Virtual Christmas Fair being organized show casing all the local talent that we have in our community.  A Christmas raffle is also being organised. This will raise funds and contribute to making Fintona as festive as possible. All the information is on Facebook – Christmas in Fintona   or contact 07594730361 for further details.

Weekly Contributions

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


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

G.A.A. Corner

Unfortunately due to the implementation of further  COVID19 restrictions the planed return to our  lotto draw on Thursday 26th November has had to be  postponed for at least another two weeks. We will keep you updated on further developments.