Categories: General
      Date: Mar 12, 2018
     Title: Weekly Church Newsletter
Parish of Drumlane , 11th March, 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: Paul & Margaret McBreen, Cullighan.
Saturday 17th     11.30am: Benny Flood.
Sunday               11.30am: John James Fitzpatrick.
1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm. 
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  25/02/2018 = €2,016.72.
    11/03: Imelda Reilly, Mary Rapplie, Mary Kelly.
    17/03: Veroinica Drumm, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan.
    18/03: Kevin Fay, Margaret Lunney, Mary Kelly.
4. ALTAR SERVERS: 11/03: Sean & James Cassidy, Alex Kennedy.
    17/03: Elisha & Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.
    18/03: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady.

Will resume on Wednesday 21st March and continue on 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th and 28th March.  Thanks very much to all those who are attending.

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.

A WORD OF WELCOME to Sr. Cecilia Sweeney, who is speaking at both Masses this Sunday morning.  Sr. is a member of the Franciscan Community.  The large Crucifix on the wall in Milltown Church originated in their Convent in Dundalk.  Perhaps we might all try to make a little donation in the envelopes provided and bring them in next weekend. Thank you very much.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 8TH AMENDMENT OF OUR CONSITUTION? And the upcoming Referendum to Repeal the 8th from our Constitution?  If so, the following will help:  Innovative and Informative Video screening, Ballyconnell Primary School Sports Hall, Tues. 13th March 2018 at 8pm.  Followed b y Q & A and a cuppa.  Everyone most welcome.

Do I need a ticket to attend any event of WMOF2018?
Yes, every person who wishes to attend, both adults and children, need to register for WMOF2018. All events require a ticket for entry. Some events are free while some are subject to a fee but tickets are needed for all events.
How do I book a ticket to attend World Meeting of Families 2018?
World Meeting of Families’ events will require a ticket and you will need to complete a registration form on our website to have access to tickets. The website is 
Is there a fee to attend WMOF2018?  All events require tickets; some events will be free; others will be subject to a fee. The Festival of Families and the Final Mass are free. There is a fee for adults to attend the Congress from 22-24 August in the RDS; this fee includes guaranteed access to the free tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass. Children’s tickets are free and must be booked. Info. on how to access single event free tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass is not available at the moment. 
What is the fee to attend the Congress from 22nd to 24th August? 
5 day adult tickets range from €68 online to €78 on the day (3 day Congress registration, Festival of Family and Final Mass tickets.).  1 day adult tickets range from €38 online to €43 on the day. (1 day Congress registration, Festival of Families - subject to availability - and Final Mass tickets.).  Single day Concession (for pensioners, unwaged & students over 18) range from €33 online to €38 on the day. (1 day Congress registration, Festival of Families - subject to availability - and Final Mass tickets.)

Tues. 13th March at 8.30pm monthly historical society.  Meeting subject “past present & future” of N Ireland by Peter Quinn, Author Historian & Company Director. A good night awaits you.  Usual refreshments served.

MEET THE MC CAFFREYS: Are you a Mc Caffrey or do you have a Mc Caffrey connection? The Mc Caffrey family, California, USA whose relatives emigrated from Greaghrahan, Drumlane in the 1890’s would like to meet other Mc Caffrey people from the locality on Tues. 13/03, 8 - 9pm, Slieve Russel Hotel, Shannon Suite. Further info.: 00353 87 640 1682, 0044 77 4366 7591.

Sunday               10.00am: John O’Dowd.
Saturday  17th    10.00am: Charlie & Deceased of Corrigan Family.
Sunday               10.00am: Jim & Maggie Reilly.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
   11/3: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.
    17/3: Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn. 18/3: Imelda Foster, Paula Teevan
    11/3: Suzanne Gunn.   17/03: Brenda Cassidy.  18/03: Brigid Sheridan.
    11/3: Martin Brady (Derryhoo), Cormac Mundy.
    17/3: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Padraig Rudden.
    18/3: Eamon Fitzpatrick, Sean Flynn.
    11/3: Orla, Charlie & Killian Flynn, Fern & Finn Dolan.   
    17/3: Doireann & Shauna McLoughlin, Cameron Burns, Oisin Flynn,      
    Eoghan McLoone.
    18/3: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh Freehill

It is very interesting to read about the history of the building of the Church and its completion in 1868.   In the last week I read a great report of all the restoration and the rededication that took place in the spring time of 1939.  We are fortunate to be able to celebrate the 150th of our lovely church in July of this year.  We propose to publish some great pictures of the parish community in the book that we are preparing.  On Holy Saturday night and Easter Sunday morning, we will have a photographer at both Masses.  Therefore, we would love to have the whole Milltown community gathering for worship.  We will of course be taking several set photographs as well as pictures of the congregation.  (a) the Choir, (b) all the servers, (c) all of the Church carers for each and every month, (d) Ministers of Holy Communion, (e) Readers and Door Collectors are asked to be present after Mass on Easter Sunday morning for group pictures.  In the decades to come readers will be looking at the book and pictures so make sure that you are in it, if you are an active member of the church community.

BENEFIT NIGHT AND REMEMBRANCE for Enda O'Reilly will take place on Friday 16th March.  The night will commence with Mass at 8:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Milltown followed by refreshments and entertainment in Drumlane Bar, Milltown.  Please support, everyone welcome.

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!

WEST CAVAN NOTICE BOARD FACEBOOK PAGE offers the following free services – Information on community services, events and activities in West Cavan. -  Monday Mouth allows you to ask a question and have it answered through the notice board. -  Event Guide offers to publish your Facebook community event so you can reach a wider audience. 
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LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.   PILATES Thursday evenings at 7pm.
MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.
BADMINTON Seniors -Mondays at 9pm;  Juniors - Sundays from 6pm. 

The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 6/3/18 was €5,000.  No’s drawn: 8, 9, 18, 24.  No Jackpot Winner. 3 x €50 winners: Francis and Margaret Fitzpatrick, Milltown; Kevin Farrelly, Deanery Bank, Belturbet; Eamon McGuire. The Lotto Jackpot for the coming week is €6,000 in Drumlane Bar on Tues. 13/03 @10pm.  Remember to buy early, if you’re not in you can’t win.
ITEMS OF CLUB news/up-coming events/match reports/results, etc, for insertion into Club Notes should emailed to  0879179043 before 7pm Sun. 
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