Categories: General
      Date: Oct 13, 2017
     Title: Weekly Church Newsletter
Parish of Drumlane , 15th October, 2017

Parish of Drumlane,15th October,  2017

Gerry Comiskey 049 95 22140 / 086 8325432          Mgr. Ml. Cooke: 049 95 2

2109 / 086 853217   Charles Heerey, C.C.: 049 95 22151

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

Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911



Sunday      11.30am: All the People of the Parish.

Thursday   9.30am: Private Intention.

Sunday     11.30am: All the People of the Parish.


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

2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 01/10 = €688.52.  08/10 = €815.38.


   15/10: Ann Fay, Veronica Drumm, Grainne McDonald.

   22/10: Mary Kelly, Deirdre Brady, Mary Reynolds.


    15/10: Eva & Fiachra Kiernan, Roisin Maguire.

    22/10: Maebh Duffy, Tanisha McGovern, Kyra & Ruby Fay.

5. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR OCTOBER: Martina McCauley, Grainne McDonald.


OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR Canon Brian MacNamara, whose funeral took place in Derrylin on Friday last with burial in Killesher Cemetery.  Fr. Mac, as he was affectionately known, was born in Belturbet in 1931.  He was a much loved priest of Kilmore Diocese, most especially in Fermanagh, where he served as parish priest for 29 years.  He was a great personal friend of mine and I had responsibility for his care and welfare since he retired 5 years ago.  He endured a lot of sickness in the last couple of years most especially.  I was on ‘holy ground’ when I was in his presence helping him to accept his suffering.  He brought joy into the lives of all those who knew him and is lovingly remembered by the older generation in Belturbet area.  

May he Rest in Peace.



Next Meeting: Belturbet – 2nd November - 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.  


THE SACRAMENTS:  Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into the Church and the family of God. It is a serious commitment on behalf of parents to bring their child up with Christian values and as part of a believing community.   In years past it was presumed that the baptised child would be brought up in the context of a community, attending Mass each week, a member of Christ’s Body, supporting and helping each other; a member of a believing community, a parish, to which each person belongs and to which each person has responsibilities. This presumption can no longer be made.  Parents therefore should consider carefully the decision and the commitment involved in baptising one’s child i.e. bringing one’s child up in the practise of the faith. They make a promise to God to do so. Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation are sacraments which are steps on one’s journey of faith. Each needs careful preparation and consideration. Each of the sacraments involves commitment and as with any commitment the commitment to live a life of faith involved in the sacraments should not be undertaken lightly. Otherwise the sacraments are but a one day wonder and not part of the ongoing pilgrimage of life. 


THE CHILDREN’S REMEMBRANCE EVENT 2017:  Remembering Pregnancy Loss & the Babies and Children who have died within our community.  An invitation is extended to families, siblings and anyone affected by loss within the childhood years, Sat. 21st Oct. in St. Aidan’s Church Butlers Bridge, at 2.30pm. (Please note the change of day/venue).  Light Refreshments following event in The Derrygarra Inn adjacent to the church. 


13-WEEK COURSE: Do you want to meet new people and learn new skills? Are you thinking of returning to work or study? Open to women who are out of the workforce but not on a jobseeker's payment. Open to those on no payment, carers or disability payments etc. 13-week courses will run two mornings a week in locations throughout Cavan and Monaghan. Build your confidence, learn new skills and develop a Personal Plan. For info. call Cavan Monaghan ETB on 087 1967888 or email


DO YOU WANT TO RE-TRAIN TO RE-ENTER THE WORKFORCE? ICT Skills is a level 4 programme designed to support people who have faced a long-term barrier to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce. Participants on this programme may qualify for a training allowance (depending on eligibility criteria).  Please telephone Mary on 049 4377038 for more information.




Sunday    10.00am: Dermot & Deceased of O’Reilly Family.

Friday        9.30am: Private Intention.

Sunday    10.00am: Jim & Deceased of McConnell & Cullen Families.


 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.


    15/10: Marie Brady, May O’Reilly.    22/10: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.

3. READERS: 15/10: Anna Fitzpatrick.   22/10: Aideen Burns, Niamh Gunn.


    15/10: Francie Fitzpatrick, Michael O’Reilly. 

    22/10: Martin Brady (Derryhoo), Cormac Mundy.


    15/10: Shane & Roisin Cassidy, Cormac & Oisin Flynn, Kaelum & Jay Broxton.

    22/10: Tara, Caolan, Caoimhe McAnenna, Cameron Burns, Doireann, Shauna 



    Gemma Higgins, Annette McCaffrey, Eilish McMahon, Lily O’Connor.


DRUMLANE SENIOR CITIZENS monthly social will take place on Sunday 29th October at 4pm.  Please note change of time.



Perhaps this month of October is a good time to check our boxes and see if there are any envelopes that need to be brought in.  Much better to do this now rather than in the weeks before Christmas.  The Finance Council very much appreciates the generous contributions that we receive for parish funds.  All of us have a responsibility to give a little each and every week.  Thanks very much again for your goodness with regard to these matters.  In conversations with others always try to make the point that everyone has to play their part in building up the parish resources. 



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.

JUNIOR BADMINTON restarts on Sun. Oct. 1st for all who have registered.

JUNIOR BOWLS: Anyone interested in playing or supervising please come along to Durmlane Community centre on Sunday October 15 from 12 midday to 1pm.  For more information please contact Paddy Lawlor 087 6775673.



LOTTO RESULTS: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 3/10/2017 was €3,800. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 14, and 25.  There was no overall Jackpot Winner. 3 x €50 winners were: Bronagh Sheridan Milltown; Martina Gorby Newtowngore; Emmet Leddy Milltown.

The Club Executive encourages all our adult players, members & friends to play the Club Lotto as this is the main source of fundraising for Club Developments throughout the year - remember you need to be in to win!

CLUB RESULTS/CLUB FIXTURES: Keep an eye out for all Club fixtures on the Club Facebook page and come out 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 before 6pm Sunday.



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.  



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