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Weekend Mass Times:

Child Protection Training in this Parish and in Diocese of Kilmore:

World Meeting of Families - Dublin 2018:

Knock Pilgrimage Season - 2017:

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre:

Church Gate Collections:

Caring for Graves in our Local Cemeteries:

Parish Pastoral Council:

The Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore:

Eucharistic Adoration:

Masses for Deceased Relatives:

Marriage Preparation:

Dues and Offertory Collections:

 

Weekend Mass Times:

The Saturday evening Vigil Mass is celebrated in Killargue at 8.00pm. The two Sunday morning Masses in the parish are celebrated in Newtownmanor at 10.00am and Dromahair at 11.15am. Consult your weekly Parish Newsletter on times and days for weekday Masses.

Thanks to the people of all three parish areas, particularly all those who help in such a variety of ways, care for each church, contribute financially, take up collections, are active in the altar society, give contributions for flowers, do beautiful floral arrangements, take part in the Liturgy, sing in the choirs and provide musical accompaniment. Thanks to our soloists and instrumentalists for your generosity and support throughout the year. A special word of thanks to the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee.

During Masses, Baptisms or any Church Ceremonies, you are asked not to leave any valuables in your car. Handbags should never be left on seats. There are people going round at the moment very willing to break into your car and share your property without your permission.

Child Protection Training in this Parish and in Diocese of Kilmore:

Three Child Protection Representatives from the Parish have trained with Kilmore Diocese. Mary Brodie from Dromahair, Silé Boles from Killargue and Breda Loughlin from Newtownmanor. They have begun advising the priests of the parish, parents of servers, sacristans, choir directors, liturgy committees and anyone working with children, on best practice.

Designated Persons: Delegates appointed by the Bishop to receive any complaint of child abuse by Church Personnel;

Suzie Duffy, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan.
Phone: 049 4375004 (Ext:105).

Fr. Seán Mawn, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Phone: 071 9644039.

Sincere thanks to all parents who encourage and have encouraged their children to serve at Mass. However, to ensure best practice, it would be appreciated if parents could arrange among themselves that one of their number could be present in the sacristy before and after Mass.

World Meeting of Families - Dublin 2018:

Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families in 2018. This conference is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the world. It is hoped that this very special pastoral initiative will present all of us in the Church with the opportunity and the challenge to renew, support and strengthen Irish families in their commitment to their faith. Hosting a global event of this size requires a huge amount of planning and financial outlay on behalf of the host country. Accordingly, our bishops have now established a National Finance Committee to provide advice on the financial planning for this event. To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold four national church collections, the second of which took place on the weekend 8th / 9th April 2017. The remaining two collections will take place in 2018.

The World Meeting of the Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of generous volunteers who will put their love and talents to service. Around 2,000 volunteers are required. Applications to become volunteers are now being sought. This will include a formal online application and Garda vetting process in line with safeguarding policies. For further information, log onto www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer or send an email to info@worldmeeting2018.ie with your name and your phone number.

Knock Pilgrimage Season - 2017:

Fr Richard Gibbons and staff are delighted to announce the opening of the official pilgrimage season at Knock from Sunday 30th April. Masses and Ceremonies will take place daily in addition to a wide range of services at the Shrine, including Prayer Guidance, Youth Ministry, the award-winning Knock Museum & Café Le Chéile, the religious Bookshop and daily guided tours. Groups are always welcome. For more information on day retreats, pilgrimages, events and daily ceremonies, visit; www.knockshrine.ie.

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound:

Anyone who is not currently been visited for the First Friday and would like to be visited, please contact Fr. Anthony at the Parochial House on 071 9164143.

Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre:

The new Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Plan 2015 - 2020 was launched at a special concelebrated Mass in Derrylin Church, Co. Fermanagh on Sunday, 7th June 2015. To see a copy of the plan, please click on the link above.

Church Gate Collections:

All those taking up approved Church Gate Collections are asked to do so after Masses only in all three church areas. This is a long standing rule in the parish and all collectors are asked to respect it. Mass goers are hit for every collection. They at least deserve a break on their way into church.

Notices should not be posted in any of the churches without obtaining permission first. A name and contact number must accompany all items handed in for publication in the parish newsletter.

Caring for Graves in our Local Cemeteries:

You will find a map of grave - sites and headstone details for Carrickatemple and Newtownmanor New Cemetery on the website - www.irishgraveyards.ie. You are asked to check the details given and if some plots have been missed out or new names need to be put in, please call 087 - 2076248. You may call up to 10.00pm at night. It is hoped to put up a plaque with map and names at the graveyard entrance. This has already been done in Killargue and if corrections need to be made to any of the details there, please contact the number given above as soon as possible with the details you wish to insert or change.

A special request when visiting or caring for graves in any of the cemeteries - especially in the Abbey Cemeteries: Please bring a plastic bag with you when tidying a grave and take home broken wreaths, flower vases, dead plants and any other litter that belongs to you. There is no collection facility in these cemeteries.

Do not throw discarded items into the ditches or into the grass where they an absolute danger to those doing strimming and maintenance.
Please do not let your dog off the lead in or near the cemeteries. The Cemetery area and individual graves are very often fouled by dogs when people take them for a walk and let them loose where they ought not be. We should have respect for the dead and their relatives who maintain the graves. Our cemeteries are sacred around - not a canine playground!

Parish Pastoral Council:

The Parish Pastoral Council has a special care for the faith and prayer life of the parish, adult faith formation, liturgy, outreach, caring for the sick and people in need, improved communications in the parish, reviewing Mass times and generally improving everything to
do with parish life.

Parish Pastoral Council 2016 -2020:

Fr Anthony Fagan P.P.

Dromahair - Kieran Kelly (Chairperson), Siobhán Conry (Secretary), Maria Foley, Mary Brodie (Safeguarding Rep.).

Killargue - Joseph Giblin, Mairead Sheridan, Kathy Travers - Kelly.

Newtownmanor - Anne Dolan, Deirdre McDermott (Youth Officer), Seamus Storey.

For more details about the work of Parish Pastoral Councils in the Diocese of Kilmore, Please Click Here.

The Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore:

The Diocese of Kilmore is now inviting prospective candidates for the Permanent Diaconate to come forward by the end of June 2016. Currently in the diocese of Kilmore we have Deacon Andy Brady ministering in the parish of Urney & Annagelliffe. The late Deacon Damien Kivlihan ministered in the parish of Killann. Padraig Kelly from Glencar is currently in his fourth and final year of formation. Please pray and reflect carefully on this call to service in the church as a permanent deacon (an ordained minister) and discuss this with your family and your parish priest.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly launched the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kilmore at a special gathering in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Sunday 29th November 2009. The launch was attended by representatives from every Parish Pastoral Council in the diocese as well as the priests and representatives of the religious orders. The gathering was addressed by Bishop O’Reilly, Fr. Gabriel Kelly, the director of the Permanent Diaconate in Kilmore, Rev. Roger Evans a Deacon from the Archdiocese of Southwark in England and his wife Mrs. Maureen Evans and by Fr. Gearóid Dullea, co-ordinator of the formation programme for the Permanent Diaconate in Ireland.

A permanent deacon is primarily involved in works of charity and service, in promoting awareness of the social teaching of the church and facilitating the development of lay ministry in the parish. Deacons are also able to proclaim the gospel and preach the homily at Sunday Mass, assist at the altar, perform baptisms, preside at weddings and funeral services and be involved in the ongoing evangelization that is an essential element of parish life in modern Ireland.

Most deacons work in ordinary full-time jobs and they help the people and priests of the parish in their spare time. Those who wish to be deacons must be aged between 35 and 60 at the start of their programme of formation. The deacon must work as part of a team and acknowledge and respect the contribution of others from a position of equality. Deacons will be ordained to work alongside priests and lay ministers not to replace them.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration in St. Brigid's Church, Killargue, every Tuesday evening from 7.00 - 8.00pm (Padre Pio Novena - 1st Tuesday of every month).

Masses for Deceased Relatives:

People in all three parish areas have a very special tradition of having Masses said for their deceased relatives. However, it is at times difficult to find space for all requests. So it is the practice in some parishes to share anniversaries which occur at weekends, if there are a number of requests for the same date. Schedules can become particularly difficult at weekends during the Winter-Spring period. In such circumstances it may be necessary for families to share a weekend Mass.

Marriage Preparation:

It is Diocesan policy that each couple attend an ACCORD Pre-Marriage Course. Facilitators giving these courses undergo continued in-service training and supervision and the sacramental aspect of marriage receives appropriate attention. It is a wise practice to do a course up to a year before the date of your marriage, a course only weeks before your wedding has not the same value! All couples are asked to note this request and make suitable and timely arrangements.

Dues and Offertory Collections:

Offertory Collection: Day-to-day upkeep of each church, repair and refurbishment of parish buildings and churches and the running expenses of the relevant parish area during the year. The Offertory Collection also makes a major contribution in topping up the shortfall in the Diocesan Services Collection from the parish.

Dues: Support and upkeep for the priests of the parish and diocese during the year. Please make Dues cheques payable to 'Priests' Revenue Fund'.
 

Parishioners wishing to receive Offertory Collection and Dues Envelopes should contact Fr Anthony Fagan at the Parochial House, Dromahair. Telephone - 071 9164143.

Your continuing generosity is much appreciated!

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