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Parish of Drumlane , 22nd Sept, 2019
Gerry Comiskey 049 9522140 / 086 8325432        Fr. John McTiernan, P.P 049 9522109Sunday       11.30am: Eugene McCarthy.
Wednesday  3.00pm: Memorial Mass for John Joe Little & Burial 
                                    of Ashes in the Family plot afterwards.
Sunday       11.30am: Josie Gaffney, 1st Anniversary Mass.
1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 29/09 = €621.80.
    06/10: Mary Rapple, Mary Drumm, Lorraine Kennedy.
    13/10: Deirdre Brady, Maura Bourke, Jacinta Cassidy.
    06/10: Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan, Cormac Murray, Giles McConnell.
    13/10:Kyra, Ruby & Charlie Fay, Rosie Brady.
5. ALTAR SOCIETY - OCTOBER: Martina McCauley, Grainne McDonald.

OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR Kathleen Linnane, Castlerahan, (mother-in-law of Andrea O’Keefe, Kilconny).  Funeral on this Sunday morning at 11am.  Our sympathy is extended to all her family circle.  May she rest in peace.

For our Church family, October is synonymous with mission, with World Mission Sunday falling on October 20th. However, this year, it has even greater significance. Pope Francis has announced October 2019 as the Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019). It will be an extra-special month of prayer and action to help you to rediscover the meaning and importance of mission in our modern world. To help you to celebrate, go to

ST. MARY'S BOYS' NS CLOTHES COLLECTION:  The Boys' School would very much appreciate your support on our annual clothes collection to raise funds for our school. Please leave bags into school any day between 10am and 3pm. All clothes, shoes, belts, bags, curtains and bedclothes welcome. (No pillows or duvets). Final date for collection Thursday 17th October.  

Open Evening and Enrolment for 2020 with take place on Thursday 24th October from 7-9pm. We would like to invite all members of the community to visit our school to see the fantastic work our students and staff are doing. All welcome.

BREIFNE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE by Patricia Byrne on Tuesday 8 October at 7pm in Johnston Central Library ' Arva to Achill Island: Cavan influence on Edward Nangle and the Achill Mission Colony'

DAY FOR LIFE:  This weekend we focus on the scourge of Domestic Abuse. You are asked to please talk about the issue and encourage anyone who is a victim of Domestic Abuse to break the silence and to seek help. Distribute the Day For Life cards you have received and put in your newsletters over the coming weeks the contact details for the Tearmann Domestic Violence Helpline: Tel: 047 72311; email; website:

AUTUMN CRAFT & GIFT FAIR, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, today 6th Oct., 12-5pm, free adm.. See or ring 049 436 4877.

Thinking about taking a year out; College course you applied for not for you; Maybe even thinking about a change of career.… Why not train to be an Outdoor Activity Instructor with Cavan and Monaghan ETB. This is a great course if you are interested in getting into the outdoors and its FREE training.  Places are still available for the 2019/2020 Course so if you know of anyone who may be interested please encourage them to get in contact with Michelle Baker.  Email;  Phone; 049 4353923

THE COTTAGE MARKET, WEST CAVAN will hold its October Cottage Market on Sat 5th, 1-5pm in The Courtyard, Lizzie Buggies, Church Street, Ballyconnell.  Expect to find locally produced food and crafts that focuses on homegrown, handcrafted and homemade in our community.  Also, there will be an instructor-led workshop on Foraging for Wild Mushrooms in West Cavan.  Meet at the Cottage Market at 2pm. Walk to Annagh Lough Woods (5mins from the Market). Cost €10. Phone Imelda 087 7453651 to book.

FREE HOME INSULATION applications and grant applications are available through Leitrim Warmer Homes for houses built before 2006. To find out more and to apply, call Leitrim Warmer Homes on 07196 40771. 

Sunday         10.00am: Josephine & Vincent Thornton; 
                                      P. J. & Patrick Sheridan.
Friday             9.30am: Private Intention.
Sunday         10.00am: Charlene Brady.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
    06/10: Michéal McCabe, Bríd Teevan.
    13/10: Mary Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn.
3. READERS: 06/10: Brigid Sheridan.    13/10: Teresa O’Halloran.
    06/10: Micheal McCabe, Sean O’Dowd.
    13/10: Peter Maguire, John Murphy.
    06/10: Shauna McLoughlin, Oisin Flynn, Eoghan  Meabh McLoone.
    13/10: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh 
    Imelda Foster, Helen Freehill, Monica Reilly.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are welcomed from general contractors in relation to external works being carried out on the car park (ancillary works) in Milltown N.S. Expression of interest in writing may be submitted to Michael Fitzpatrick Architects, Main St., Butlersbridge, Co. Cavan or via email at by 3pm Friday 12th October 2019.

PASTORAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED FOR THE PARISHES OF DRUMGOON, KILL DRUNG & LARAGH: The successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term contract and will be required to: (A) Work in conjunction with the Priests, Teachers, Pastoral Councils and each school in the Pastoral area to organise pre-sacramental preparation programmes, (B) Work with parents/guardians of children receiving sacraments. (C) Contribute to the development of Adult Faith Formation Programmes for the wider community. Ideally, Candidates should have a degree in Theology or equivalent qualification and have relevant experience, possibly teaching experience, current driving licence and use of a car, Applications in writing along with Curriculum Vitae and References to Fr John Cooney P.P. Parochial House, Station Road, Cootehill, Co Cavan.  For more info. tel: 086 8755695. Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday, 26th of October 2019.

First of all a word of thanks to the very many people in the parish who do so much volunteering.  The postponed meeting will now take place next Thursday night at 8pm for all the new counters in both church areas.  It will take place in the Parochial House and it will last no longer than an hour. There will be training and a discussion and a discussion on responsibilities.  We hope that the large number of volunteers will be able to attend the meeting.  Even if I did not get back to some of you in this regard please know for sure that your help is needed and that I will be grateful if you can make the meeting. 
We need several people in the Milltown area who can help with the counting of the collections and the recording of the details.  Our hope is that a team of three people will take responsibility for a month or two in the year.  This will make it much easier for those who are involved in this important responsibility.  If you can give a couple of hours a week for 6 or 8 weeks in the year, please let Mary Lawlor or Rosaleen Brady know. You can also send me a text message on 086 8325432. Please consider doing so over the next couple of weeks.

PILATES Thursdays at 7pm. Contact: Bernie 087 4041897.
SNR. BADMINTON Monday nights, 9pm. New members welcome
BOWLS Thursdays, 8.15pm. New members welcome.
FITNESS CLASS to music with Janet Tuesdays (started 17/09.)
JNR. BADMINTON restarting on Sunday October  5th. Registration at 6pm for 1st group and 6.45pm for second group. More help needed for the junior Badminton to continue.
Drumlane community resource centre must be booked by all groups restarting. A booking form must be completed and returned together with proof of their insurance. Booking forms are available on notice board or by messaging

Follow Drumlane Club on Facebook/Twitter to keep up to date with club news and upcoming events. All items of club news/upcoming events/match reports/results/ etc, for insertion into club notes should be sent to or text to 0879179043 before 7pm Sunday.

Next Meeting: Belturbet: 3rd Oct. - To book  Mary087 7655069
Naturally arrange the date/time of Christening with me. Children should be baptised in their parish of residence.  All those who are presenting their child for baptism are asked to attend a short evening course on the ceremony.  Children must be baptised in their parish of residence.  


It is policy that each couple attend an ACCORD Pre-Marriage Course.  Facilitators giving these courses undergo continued in-service training and supervision.  And the sacramental aspect of marriage receives appropriate attention.  It is a wise practice to do a course up to a year before the date of your marriage – a Course only weeks before your wedding has not the same value! All couples are asked to note this request and make arrangements.
ACCORD – PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES 2019    Pastoral Centre, Cavan
October 4th & 5th, November 8th & 9th.
Couples may of course choose another centre in any part of Ireland that may be more suitable for details google

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