Categories: General
      Date: Mar 15, 2019
     Title: Weekly Church Newsletter
Parish of Drumlane , 17th March, 2019

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: St. Patrick’s Day: Ursula Kennedy.

Monday              7.30pm: Private Intention.

Wednesday       7.00am: 6th of the Early Morning Masses. 

Thursday           9.30am: St. Enda of Aran.

Friday                7.00am: 7th of the Early Morning Masses.

Sunday            11.30am: Deceased of McGovern Family, Drumrush;

                                         Jim Brady, Kilconny.


 1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm. 

2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 10/03 = €746.85.


    17/03: Pauline McGovern, Catherine Reilly, Mary Rapple.

    24/03: Kevin Fay, Margret Lunney, Mary Kelly.


    17/03: Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan, Cormac Murray, Giles McConnell.

    24/03: Kyra, Ruby & Charlie Fay, Rosie Brady.

5. ALTAR SOCIETY-March:  Helen McCabe, Deirdre Brady, Phyllis McCarthy


OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED for T. J. Brady, whose funeral took place in Drumalee on Wednesday last.  We extend sympathy to his wife, daughters, brothers, sisters and all the family circle.  May his soul rest in peace.



Your generosity to the St. Patrick’s Day Collection will help:

- Support Irish Missionaries in African countries.

- Provide support to the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy abroad.

- Educate African priests, three of whom work in our diocese.

- Give that hand up to those struggling.



I arise today  through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,

Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness

of the Creator of creation.


 I arise today through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,

Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,

Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,

Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.


I arise today through the strength of the love of cherubim,

In the obedience of angels, In the service of archangels, 

In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,

In the prayers of patriarchs, In the predictions of prophets,

In the preaching of apostles, In the faith of confessors,

In the innocence of holy virgins, In the deeds of righteous men.


I arise today, through the strength of heaven, The light of the sun,

The radiance of the moon, The splendor of fire,

The speed of lightning, The swiftness of wind,

The depth of the sea, The stability of the earth, The firmness of rock.


I arise today, through

God's strength to pilot me, God's might to uphold me,

God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me,

God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me,

God's hand to guard me, God's shield to protect me,

God's host to save me From snares of devils, From temptation of vices, From everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and near.


 I summon today

All these powers between me and those evils,

Against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and soul,

Against incantations of false prophets,

Against black laws of pagandom, Against false laws of heretics,

Against craft of idolatry, Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,

Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul; 

Christ to shield me today against poison, against burning,

Against drowning, against wounding,

So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.


Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right,

Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.


I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,

Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness

of the Creator of creation.




Sunday              10.00am: St. Patrick’s Day: Paddy & Elizabeth Corrigan.

                                              Charles Corrigan.

Tuesday                9.30am: Private Intention.

Wednesday           9.30am: All the People of the Parish.

Sunday                10.00am: Peggy & Phil O’Reilly.


1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.

2. DOOR COLLECTION: 03/03 = €777.98: 10/03 = €371.79.


    17/03: Marie Brady, Anna May O’Reilly.  

    24/03: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan. 

4. READERS: 17/03: Suzanne Gunn.       

    24/03: Oisin McAnenna, Danny McManus.


    17/03: Fergus Freehill, Martin McEnenna.

    24/03: Gerry Brady, John Pat Brady.


    17/03: Eoin & Alana Cassidy, Orla Hegart, Shauna McMahon.

    24/03: Charlie & Killian Flynn, Fern & Finn Dolan, Jack Lynch.

7. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR MARCH: Suzanne Gunn, Brid Teevan.



This week on Wednesday and Friday, Masses will be at 7.00am.


                ST PATRICK’S DAY COLLECTION: Through the work of our

                        Missionaries in Africa, your generosity to the St. Patrick’s Day

                        Collection in previous years has provided food for the hungry, hospital care for the sick and education for the most marginalised. Also 25% of your contribution goes to help provide support for the Irish abroad (SIA). 

We would appeal to you to be equally generous in this year’s Collection.


Trócaire Boxes are in both churches

By supporting Trócaire at Easter time we help ensure that families in developing counties can earn an income and have enough to eat, we help communities rebuild their lives after disasters and conflicts, and we defend the rights of people under threat.  Please pick your box and be generous!


DRUMLANE SENIOR CITIZENS MONTHLY SOCIAL takes place on Sunday 24th March at 4pm. We are running a week earlier this month as Mother's Day falls on the last Sunday of the month.  All welcome.


THE KILMORE APOSTOLIC MISSION SOCIETY are holding their Annual Retreat in The Day Care Centre, Cathedral Rd. Cavan, Beside the John Sullivan Home on Sunday 24th March from 10.30am - 4pm.  Everyone welcome to:- A day of reflection and prayer with the holy mass and confessions led by Fr. Ultan McGoohan.  Lunch Served, Cost €25.  To book a place please telephone Susanna @ 085 745 0095 by 19th March.


C.A.P.S. (Cavan Autism Parents Support clg) AGM will be held next Tuesday 12/03 in The Backyard, Moynehall, Cavan at 8pm sharp. Annual registrations and Easter camp registrations taken on the night. Everyone welcome!!



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, contact Anne/Grainne on 049-4375004, email



BOWLS  Thursday nights at 8.15pm.  New members always welcome.

PILATES Thursdays at 7pm.  Come along and join the class.

JNR BADMINTON Sundays from 6pm to 8pm. New members welcome.

SNR.BADMINTON Monday nights at 8.30pm.  New members welcome.



Follow Drumlane on Facebook and 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 forwarded to or text to 0879179043 before 7.00pm Sunday.