Categories: General Date: Dec 12, 2017 Title: Weekly Church NewsletterParish of Drumlane , 10th December, 2017
Parish of Drumlane, 10th December, 2017
Gerry Comiskey 049 9522140 / 086 8325432 Fr. John McTiernan, P.P 049 9522109
Sr. Rita Duignan Pastoral Assistant: 049 95 22110 St. Vincent DePaul: 087 1604357 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bourke: 95 22642 Dr. Fergus: 95 22317 Dr. Ahern: 4334544 Woodford GP Clinic: 087 0505953 Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, STAGHALL
Sunday 11.30am: Eamon McAdam; Hugh John Gaffney;
Deceased of Lee Family; Joan Grace.
Thursday 9.30am: All our Dead.
Saturday 11.00am: Eddie McGurren.
Sunday 11.30am: Oliver Reynolds; David Duffy.
1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 03/12 = €1,027.27.
3. MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
10/12: Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan, Mary Kelly.
17/12: Veronica Drumm, Grainne McDonald, Ann Fay.
4. ALTAR SERVERS:
10/12: Elish & Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.
17/12: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady.
5. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR DECEMBER:
Dympna Emery; Maura Cunningham; Christina Maguire.
VIRGINIA GOSPEL CHOIR St. Mary’s Church, Staghall
Wednesday 13th December at 8pm sharp
Admission voluntary - Everyone welcome
Please tell all your friends.
All helpers are asked to be in the Church on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm to prepare. It should take no more than ¾ hour. After the concert there will be a parish party in John Gerard Flynn’s from about 9.45pm until 11.30pm! All volunteers in the parish are most welcome to attend this little Christmas gathering. So whatever you do for the parish community know that you are most welcome. This means the whole parish Milltown area as well as Staghall. Please do you very best to attend the concert and to encourage others to be present. It was wonderful last year and I know that many people were disappointed that they did not get to attend. Don’t let that happen this year.
CHRISTMAS MASS & CONFESSION TIMES
Christmas Eve: Milltown 7.00p.m. Staghall 8.30p.m.
Christmas Day: Milltown 10.00a.m. Staghall 11.30a.m.
Reconciliation Service Sunday: December 17th: Belturbet 8.00p.m.
All Drumlane parishioners are encouraged to attend. This is a joint service for both parishes. Confessions
Tuesday December 19th: Milltown 7.00p.m. Staghall 7.30p.m.
CLEAN-UP & PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS will take place in both Churches on Monday 18th December. Please plan to keep an hour available for this important community activity.
SUNDAY OFFERTORY COLLECTION AND DUES 2017: Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday Offertory Collection & Dues during 2017. 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 & upkeep of the Priest of the Parish during the year. Boxes for 2018 are now available. 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.
'CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY IN IRELAND TOUR' Sun 17th Dec, 2pm, Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. John Waters, former MEP Kathy Sinnott and Claire Culwell will address the nature of democracy, the illegality of voting away fundamental human rights and how to uphold constitutional protections of innocent human life. Register emailing email@example.com
TANAGH FOREST SCHOOL IN ROSSMORE PARK 2018.
Dates: 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March & 10th March 2018. Cost: €40 per child for the 5 weeks. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. Limited spaces, book early. Booking/Payment in advance is essential. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.
MUSIC SESSION: Sat. 02/12 at 9pm usual music session (inls. Song&prose)
Tues. 12/12 at 8.30pm sharp Dec. Historical Society Meeting. Subject: "The John F Kennedy" connection with Kinawley, Derrylin & Teemore by Fr. Ultan Mc Goohan priest in res. Teemore. An interesting night awaits you, usual refreshments
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, MILLTOWN
Sunday 10.00am: Nan Connell.
Tuesday 9.30am: All our Dead.
Friday 9.30am: All our Dead.
Sunday 10.00am: Rita McConnell, Month’s Memory Mass.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
2. MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
10/12: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.
17/12: Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn.
3. READERS: 10/12: Brenda Cassidy. 17/12: Brigid Sheridan.
4. DOOR COLLECTORS:
10/12: Peter Maguire, John Murphy.
17/12: Gerry Foster, Ciaran O’Reilly.
5. ALTAR SERVERS
10/12: Doireann & Shauna McLoughlin, Cameron Burns, Oisin Flynn,
17/12: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh Freehill.
6. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR DECEMBER: Suzanne Gunn; Mary Lawlor.
ST. VINCENT DePAUL ANNUAL COLLECTION will take place today Sunday 10th December. Please support generously.
GREAGHRAHAN NATIONAL SCHOOL 'PARENTS ASSOCIATION' are holding a Christmas Raffle on 14th Dec at Greaghrahan School. Prizes include, a trailer load of firewood, 10 bags of coal, meal for two in The Seven Horseshoes, Christmas hampers from Supervalu & Spar, Ballyconnell, pampering hampers and other great prizes. Entry tickets are €2 per line or 3 lines for €5. Please support. Tel: Bernard 087292135 or Anne 0872925313.
‘THE DIOCESE OF KILMORE C1100-1800’ BY FR. LIAM KELLY.
This book takes an in-depth look at the ecclesiastical history of the diocese of Kilmore from 1100 to 1800. Available from the shop in Staghall Church after Mass on Sundays. Also available from Helen McCabe - 087 6669576. This book will make a lovely Christmas gift!
ACTIVITIES IN DRUMLANE COMMUNITY CENTRE
BODY BOOM - Saturday mornings at 10am.
MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.
LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.
PILATES restarting on Thurs. 07/09 at 7pm. Contact Bernie @ 0864041897.
HIIT Mondays at 7pm. Call Jeanette 087 977 1982
ZUMBA Mondays at 8pm. Call Jeanette 087 977 1982.
LOTTO RESULTS: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 28/11/2017 was €4,600. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13 and 28. There was no overall Jackpot Winner this week. The 3 x €50 winners were: Tom Magee, Brittas, Co. Dublin, Bernie Fitzpatrick, Belturbet & Marina Cassidy/Breege Reilly Greaghrahan.
SCÓR NA NÓG: Congratulations to all three Drumlane Scór acts in Recitation: Fiachna Egan, Music: Aideen Burns, Niamh Brady, Aisling Flood, Sean Og Flynn and C.J. Burns and Leiriú: Alanna Brady, Donnchadha Egan, Sean Hegarty, Ben Monahan, and Hannah Farrelly who last Sunday 3rd December qualified for the Ulster Finals which will take place in Downpatrick on 13th January 2018. Well done to all concerned as you continue to do your Club, Community & County proud. Drumlane Abú!
MINOR PRESENTATION: Congratulations to all the Drumlane players who played on the St Joseph’s GAA Minor winning team and who were presented with their League winners medals by Killian Clarke the County Captain, last Saturday evening at the St Josephs Medal Presentation event.
FACEBOOK: Keep an eye on Club fixtures–come and support your teams.
SOCIAL NETWORKS: Follow Drumlane GAA on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with club news and upcoming events. All items of Club news/ up-coming events/match reports/results etc. for insertion into Club Notes should be forwarded to Tomdub16@outlook.com before 6pm Sunday.
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD & FUNERALS
Be good enough to send me a text message or call me if there is a death in your family circle or if you want me to pray for the deceased in the Churches in Drumlane. It can easily happen that I might not hear of news like this and therefore there can be annoyance that could easily be avoided if the details was communicated to me by a member of the family circle.
If you or a member of your family is sick or in hospital and would like a visit from me, kindly let me know – similarly with home visitations lists.
BAPTISM PREPARATION PROGRAMME
Next Meeting: Belturbet – 4th January - To book Mary 087 7655069.
Naturally arrange the date/time of Christening with me. There will be one weekend in each month for Baptisms in the three parishes. This is to ensure that there is a priest available each and every weekend for the sacrament.
REMEMBERING OUR DEAD RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
A number of Masses will be offered for the Dead during the months of November and December. It would be appreciated if you could hand in a list of the Dead with your November Offerings at your earliest convenience. You will find the purple envelope along with the ‘List of the Dead’ in your Dues/Offertory Envelopes Box.
ACCORD CENTRE CAVAN: Getting married? To book your pre-marriage course, please contact the Accord office for your Pre-Marriage application form. Book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date. ACCORD also offers Marriage and Relationship Counselling in strict confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a counsellor, please contact Anne or Grainne on 049-4375004, or email
LEARN TO JIVE with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing at 8.30pm on Monday 6th November in Townhall Belturbet. No partner needed. Contact 086 1763044/086 1928568 for further details".