Categories: General
      Date: May 20, 2018
     Title: Weekly Church Newsletter
Parish of Drumlane , 20th May, 2018

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   
Dr. Bourke: 95 22642      Dr. Fergus: 95 22317        Dr. Ahern: 4334544        Woodford GP Clinic: 087 0505953        Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911
Sunday                11.30am:  Packie and Rose Fay.
Thursday            9.30am:   Private Intention.
Sunday              11.30am:  All the people of the parish.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
    20/05: Mary Rapple, Grainne McDonald, Kevin Fay.
    27/05: Deidre Brady, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan.
     20/05: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady, Catherine McCahill.
     27/05: Áine and Cormac Murray, Conor McGovern.
5.  ALTAR SOCIETY FOR MAY: Susanna Tinenny, Teresa Fitzpatrick

Sympathy is extended to the Gilsenan and Kennedy families on the death of Eileen whose funeral took place in Redhills on Thursday last. May she rest in peace.

LOUGH DERG 2018: SEASON opens for One Day Retreats on Sat 5th May.
Retreats continue on May  20, 22, 26, 27 & 28.Tel. 353(0)719861518 or email Advance booking is essential.

CHOOSE LIFE: PRAYER FOR THE CHILD IN THE WOMB: Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift. Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected. Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all. Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature, help us to choose life in every decision we take. We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us. All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.

PENTECOST SUNDAY Celebration of Pentecost in the St Patrick and Felim Cathedral on Sunday 20th May@ 3pm: Praise and worship; 4pm Holy Mass with individual blessing. Tea and refreshments afterwards. All welcome!
DRUMLANE  APOSTOLIC. ( mission ) society are holding their annual cake and plant sale on Sunday 3rd June after 11.30am mass. Please support

“OUR DEFENCE OF THE INNOCENT UNBORN... needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development.”  Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate

LOURDES PETITIONS: Petitions can be dropped in the boxes in the churches or through my letterbox before Friday evening. I will arrange for a pilgrim to bring them to the grotto and to light a candle for the intentions of parishioners. We have been doing this for the last few years. Thanks very much.

 A workshop on connecting with nature and rediscovering the ancient healing legacy of a traditional wholefood diet using native Irish foods, plants and herbs will take place at Ballyhugh Cultural Centre on Sat 26th May at 11.00am.
Step by step instructions on how to improve & enhance the gut flora. How to make traditional herbal remedies using native plants & wildflowers & learn how to identify them and their uses in maintaining good health and wellbeing. An introduction to Hazel Rod Therapy a dance exercise programme that engages body & mind & is beneficial for chronic tension, muscle fatigue, pains & aches. Booking essential to 049 9526044 

The Cottage Market is holding its next market on Saturday 2nd June, 11 am 3 pm on the grounds of The Courthouse, Ballyconnell. We are inviting anyone that produces homemade, homegrown or handcrafted goods to apply for a stall. Contact Imelda on 087 7453651 or email To the Community: Put the date in your diary and take time out to visit and have a look at the awesome products on display.

Sunday             10.00am:     Rose and Patrick Brady.
Tuesday            9.30am:      All the People of the Parish.
Friday                 8.30pm:     Youth Mass
Saturday           11.00am:    1st Holy Communion
Sunday              10.00am:     Patrick and Bridget Fitzpatrick (Derryvackney)

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
2. DOOR COLLECTIONS: 6/5 €642 13/5 €518
    20/05:  Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.
    27/05:  Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn.
4. READERS:   20/05: Brigid Sheridan 27/05: Anne Flynn.
    20/05: Martin Brady, Joe McManus. 27/05: Eamon O’Reilly, Patsy Lynch.
    20/05: Ciara, Eoin & Alana Cassidy, Orla Hegarty, Shauna McGuigan.
    27/05:  Orla, Charlie and Killian Flynn, Ferne and Finn Dolan.
 7. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR May: Helen Brady, Stella Brady, Anna Fitzpatrick.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: All are welcome to attend the ceremony on Saturday next at 11am. Afterwards there will be refreshments and a little social gathering in the Community Centre. All the families are asked to make a special effort to attend even for a short time.

REWARD OFFERED. A camera and lens were taken from Milltown Church on Holy Saturday night. The person who took it might consider leaving it back at the altar some day during the week. Information that will lead us to where it is now will be rewarded. Thanks very much. Contact 086 8325432 or 087 7564735.

MILLTOWN FOROIGE are holding their Annual end of year mass in Milltown Parish Church on Friday 25th May at 8.30pm. The mass is being offered for all the young people of the parish especially all those sitting exams in the coming weeks. All parishioners are invited to attend.

MILLTOWN PARENTS ASSOCIATION are holding a 5k Fun Run/walk on Sunday the 10th of June at 12.30pm. Refreshments served after. Proceeds are all for our local school and it promises to be an enjoyable sociable day for both young and old.

Would you like to be part of the choir for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August 2018
The Diocese of Kilmore has been allocated 74 places in the choir that will lead the congregational singing during the Mass with Pope Francis in August. 23 sopranos, 23 altos, 14 tenors and 14 bass from across the diocese are required. All prospective choir members must be aged 18 years+ and will be subject to Garda Vetting as part of the registration process. There is nothing to stop choirs travelling to the Phoenix Park as part of a parish pilgrimage and singing from their assigned places in the designated sections. As many of the 74 choir members as possible will also be asked to join the choir for the 4:30p.m. Mass in Dublin's RDS on Thursday 23rd August during the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 18th May 2018. To register interest or for more information, please contact Seán Coll in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre by telephoning 049 4375004 or by email to 

SENIOR BADMINTON Mondays at 9pm;  
LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.
PILATES Thursday evenings at 7pm.
MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.

LOTTO JACKPOT 15/5 = €7,000. No’s drawn:1,5,8,19 No overall Jackpot Winner. 3 x €50 winners: Martin Brady Milltown, Fiona Harvey Belturbet, Brendan O’Reilly Killeshandra. Lotto Jackpot for coming week is €7,100 in Drumlane Bar on Tues. 22/05 @10pm, so remember to buy early, if you’re not in you can’t win.
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