Categories: General
      Date: Dec  7, 2019
     Title: Weekly Church Newsletter
Parish of Drumlane , 8th December, 2019

Gerry Comiskey 049 9522140 / 086 8325432        Fr. John McTiernan, P.P 049 9522109
Dr. Bourke: 95 22642      Dr. Fergus: 95 22317        Dr. Ahern: 4334544        Woodford GP Clinic: 087 0505953        Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911
St. Vincent DePaul: 1800 677 777            drumlaneparish@gmail.com


ST. MARY’S CHURCH, STAGHALL
Sunday       11.30am: Eamon McAdam; 
                                   Josie & Josephine McCabe, Coragh.
Thursday      9.30am: Private Intention.
Saturday     11.00am: Eddie McGurren.
Sunday       11.30am: Tommy Brady, 1st Anniv.; Oliver, John, Jane,
                                    & Deceased of Reynolds Family: Joan Grace.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 01/12 = €1,333.33.
3. MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: 
    08/12: Catherine Reilly, Margaret Lunney, Kevin Fay.
    15/12: Pauline McGovern, Enda Healy, Shauna Gaffney.
4. ALTAR SERVERS:
    08/12: Kyra, Ruby and Charlie Fay.
    15/12: Charlotte & Chloe Walsh, Grace Brady.
5. ALTAR SOCIETY - DECEMBER: 
    Dympna Emery, Christina Maguire, Maura Cunningham.


OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR Brigid Fitzpatrick, who died on the 7th December.  Funeral arrangements will be announced on Sunday morning.  Our sympathy is extended to her son, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and all the family circle.  May she rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO ÉIRU.
We are really grateful to the fantastic group who gave such a splendid concert on Saturday night.  Grainne Egan, Aishling Leddy, Elish Flood, Theresa McManus, Fiona Brady, Beatrice Sheridan and Maria Smith have our appreciation and admiration.  Thanks also to the group of young musicians who also performed at the parish concert.  A special word of thanks to the Pastoral Council and all the helpers who prepared the church and organised all the details.  We are grateful to John Gerard and his staff for catering for the parish social.  

CHRISTMAS MASS & CONFESSION TIMES
Christmas Eve:  Milltown  7.00p.m. Staghall 8.00p.m.
Christmas Day: Milltown 10.00a.m. Staghall 11.30a.m.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE  Sunday: December 22nd:  Belturbet 8.00p.m.
All Drumlane parishioners are encouraged to attend.
This is a joint service for both parishes.
CONFESSIONS
Monday December 23rd:  Milltown 7.00p.m.    Staghall 7.30p.m.

CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS
Monday 16th Dec. 7pm: Clean-up and preparations for Christmas in Staghall Church.  Men and women are asked to volunteer for an hour to get our lovely Church ready for the holy season.  

SUNDAY OFFERTORY COLLECTION AND DUES 2019
Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday Offertory Collection and Dues during 2019.  Offertory Collection=Day-to-day upkeep of each Church, repair & refurbishment of Parish Buildings, Churches and the running expenses of the relevant parish area during the year.  Dues=Support of the Priest of the Parish during the year.  
Boxes for 2020 are now available.  The first and best option is for one from each household to pick up their box one of these December days in the Church.  If that is not possible please contact your local representative to get your box.  It is a considerable help to the distributors if one from each household collects from them.  Try your best not to have them going to every door.  
Your continuing generosity is much appreciated.


BAPTISM PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Next Meeting: Belturbet: 2nd Jan. - To book  Mary 087 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.  


THE COTTAGE MARKET, West Cavan will be holding a market on Sat 21st Dec. at 4:00 – 8:00pm in The Courtyard, Lizzie Buggies,Ballyconnell. There will be lots of crafts, workshops, hot food/drinks and festive cheer! Thank you for supporting our local community initiative.






ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, MILLTOWN
Sunday    10.00am: Fr. Jim Cosgrove, 40th Anniversary.
Monday     9.30am: All the Dead of Drumlane.
Friday        9.30am: All the Dead of Drumlane.
Sunday    10.00am: Susan & Gerald Leddy.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
2. MILLTOWN DOOR COLLECTION:  24/11 = €522.60; 01/12 = €316.30.
3. MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
    08/12: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Eileen McKiernan.
    15/12: Mary Gaffney, Suzanne Gunn.
4. READERS:  08/12: Brenda Cassidy.       15/12: Aideen Burns.
5. DOOR COLLECTORS:   08/12: Eamon O'Reilly, Patsy Lynch.
    15/12: Denis McKiernan, Tomas Teevan.
6. ALTAR SERVERS:
    08/12: Charlie & Killian Flynn, Fern & Finn Dolan, Jack Lynch.
    15/12: Jay & Ryan Broxton, Ellie Rose & Jodie McManus.
7. ALTAR SOCIETY - DECEMBER: Suzanne Gunn, Mary Lawlor.


ST. VINCENT DePAUL ANNUAL COLLECTION will take place on Sunday 15th December in both Churches.  Please give gerously.

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, MILLTOWN
Eucharistic Adoration will continue every Tuesday 7-8pm.  Everyone welcome for all or part of the hour.  Please seriously consider visiting the Church during that hour even if it is only for 10 minutes.  It is a great opportunity to ask for blessings for yourself and your family circle.

A DANCE TO ENHANCE YOUR CHANCE OF ROMANCE Ballyhugh House Cultural Centre in keeping with old traditions are hosting the annual Mistletoe Dance on Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm with music by the very popular Lancers with a traditional afternoon tea to celebrate Christmas.  All welcome.

THE GARDEN CHOIR are having another Christmas get together this month on Sunday 22nd of December from 11am to 12noon . In John Sullivan Day Centre, Cathedral Road, Cavan. People with Dementia & their families are welcome along with anyone who enjoys a good sing along. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year & a very happy Christmas.

FREE HOME INSULATION is available for families in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance where their home was built before 2006. Free home insulation applications for fuel-poor households and grant applications are available through Leitrim Warmer Homes for pre-2006 built homes. The free scheme and grant scheme covers attic, cavity wall, internal and external wall insulation. To find out more and to apply, call Leitrim Warmer Homes on 07196 40771. 

DRUMLANE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE
PILATES Thursdays at 7pm. Contact: Bernie 087 4041897.
SNR. BADMINTON Monday nights, 9pm. New members welcome
BOWLS Thursdays, 8.15pm. New members welcome.
EXERCISE TO MUSIC on Tuesdays at 8pm.  
JNR. BADMINTON Sundays.  
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 drumlanecp@gmail.com.

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 brianseagrave@eircom.net or text to 0879179043 before 7pm Sunday.

DIOCESE OF KILMORE - MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES

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 2020   Pastoral Centre, Cavan
For details google www.accord.ie