Mon.1st 10am 1st Anniv. Oliver West
Fri.5th 7.30pm Kelly Patterson
Sat.6th 10am Triona McNabb
Sat.6th 7pm M.M. Joe McAleer
Sun.7th 10am Mark Gallagher
The past year has proven difficult for everyone in so many different ways, not least financially. As a Parish we are very grateful to those Parishioners who have made donations in different ways that continue to support the needs that it has. Hopefully we will be able to give you a picture soon as to how we have fared over the past year financially. Envelopes for the Parish will shortly be distributed, in mid to late March. We are very grateful to those who facilitate this. Anyone who would like envelopes is asked to contact Fr. MacEntee directly on 02882 898641 over the next week. Indeed, if you think a son or daughter could do with them you could make contact on their behalf! In any event we need to invite some more to help run the Parish and contributing is one such way. Likewise if you do contribute but have never signed a gift aid form it can be downloaded from the Parish website and dropped into the collection box. If you signed one before you don’t need to do so again. All you need to be is a taxpayer, even on a pension. The Parish can get in excess of £20, 000 a year from the scheme. Think about all this please and remember that your giving is not taken for granted and is very much appreciated.
Diocese of Clogher to host online talks on the call to Parish Ministry
As part of the continuing process of Clogher Diocese in Dialogue, an initiative began by Bishop Larry Duffy in early 2020, there will be three online talks on the Call to Parish Ministry during the season of Lent. Everyone is welcome to attend these virtual seminars which can be accessed via the diocesan website www.clogherdiocese.ie and the Diocese of Clogher Facebook page www.facebook.com/dioceseofclogher.
Wednesday 10 March: Speaker – Dr Gareth Byrne (Mater Dei Centre of Catholic Education, Dublin City University) on reimagining the link between school and parish today
Wednesday 24 March (Feast of St Macartan): Speakers – Various lay people involved in a range of ministries across the Diocese of Clogher today – how they come to be there; what they do and the importance of their ministry to the life of the parish.
PRAYER THROUGH LENT:
Resources to help families and individuals pray at home this Lent are available on our diocesan website www.clogherdiocese.ie. Also, livestream connections to all our parishes are accessible on the home page of the website. May prayer draw us deeper into the presence of the Lord as we journey together towards Easter.
LOUGH DERG TALKS PILGRIMAGE
Online in a trio of talks. These talks offer insight about the experience of pilgrimage. Dates: 6 & 23 March @7.30pm. Spaces are booking up quickly. For further information and to register contact email@example.com or 071 9861518. www.loughderg.org
THE GRAAN Novena of Hope 2021:
From Sat 27th Feb – 8th March 2021, via web-cam at www.thegraan.com. If you have not the facility to go on-line you can join with us in prayer in your own home. You can download the Novena and petitions leaflets shortly or you can telephone the Graan and we’ll send the leaflets and petitions out to you. Telephone: 028 66322272.
TARSUS SCRIPTURE SCHOOL FOR LENT/EASTER 2021.
Theme: Easter: Weaving the Tapestry of Death and New Life. 9 pre-recorded lectures; 1 webinar; 1 meditation (€30). For registration and further details, please go to: www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie
Online Prayer Resources for Lent
Also, to help families, ‘the domestic church’ during the season of Lent, a series of prayer resources for the season are being made available on www.clogherdiocese.ie . These will help families to pray together and to enter into the spirit of the season through prayer, fasting and almsgiving, as invited by Bishop Duffy in his pastoral letter which was released this past weekend.
Music classes are back for 2021 and will be continuing online via Zoom. Lessons available in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, banjo, harp, button accordion and concertina for all ages and abilities. Instruments also available to hire. For further information or to register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org”
The WHSCT Recovery College
Are running free courses on how to look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing. Courses start in March and will be delivered via Zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Spring 2021 Prospectus can be viewed online at: https://westerntrust.hscni.net/service/recovery-services/recovery-college/Courses are open to everyone in the Western Trust area, whether they have mental health issues or not, are a carer or supporter, professional or student – anyone who wants to look after their mental health. To get a copy of the prospectus in the post email us at email@example.com or telephone 02882 833292
We have basic food parcels available for those who may need them at this testing time. If interested please contact 07979 535424 or Fr. Mac Entee on 02882 898641