Fr. Frank McManus P.P.
Tel: 028 686 31315
new Tel No 028 68629062. In as far as it is possible the
Office will be open from 10.30am – 1.00pm most weekday
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Masses for the Week
Gary Hamilton (Kesh)
Maggie Cassidy, (Ardvarney)
Marie & Michael McVeigh
Anniversary; Bernie Flanagan, (Birmingham & Ederney)
James O’Reilly, Lisnarick.
May he rest in Peace.
Baptisms: Dates and times for Baptisms are Pettigo 2nd
Saturday of each month at 6.00pm and Ederney 4th
Sunday of each month at 12 noon.
Couples can arrange their weddings by contacting Fr McManus.
Couples booking weddings in the future please be aware that
weddings will not be taking place before 1pm. This is to
cover the possibility of having a funeral on the same day.
It does not apply to couples who already have arranged a
time for their wedding.
Confessions for Easter: Ederney:
Monday 15th April at 7.30pm;
Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm;
Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm.
We welcome Deacon Martin Donnelly who will speak on the
Ministry of Deacons
in the Church at Parish Masses today
Sunday 31st March.
Everyone Welcome for a cup of Tea after Mass in the Parish
Liturgy Group Meeting on Monday at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
on Tuesday at 8-15pm in the Parish Centre.
Parish Together Meeting on Wednesday at 8pm in the Parish Centre.
Parish Envelopes 2019-2020:
Boxes of Parish Envelopes for the next financial year are
now ready for distribution. These are available for
collection in the porch of St. Joseph’s, Ederney and at the
exit of St. Patrick’s, Montiagh. Please take your box of
envelopes. Boxes of envelopes not collected will be
distributed later. This Sunday is the end of the ‘Envelope
Year of 208-2019’.
We thank all who contribute to the upkeep of the Parish.
Parish Financial Statement:
Details of the Income & Expenditure of Parish Accounts for
2018 are now on the notice boards of both Churches.
Grants from SSE Airtricity:
The following amounts have been granted to the Parish:
£6,500 to St Patrick’s Montiagh for the restoration and
replacement of all the Church Spouting & £4,000 to St
Joseph’s for further storm glazing of the Church windows. We
thank Airtricity and all involved in applying for these
Special Collection for Irish
Emigrants today Sunday 31st March:
This collection is to help the needs of vulnerable Irish
emigrants, particularly the elderly Irish community overseas
and the undocumented Irish people living in the United
States. Since 1957 the Irish Bishops' Council for Emigrants
has been responding to the needs of Irish emigrants abroad.
Today, it continues that work and it also supports the work
of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, helping to ease
the burden facing Irish people in prison abroad and their
St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Annual Collection on
Sunday 7th April.
for April: Marian Donnelly, David
McKenna, Roisin Moss & Bernie McCrory.
Montiagh: Tuesdays at 11am - 12 noon and 7pm - 9pm
Parish Centre: Thursdays at 10.30am to 3.30pm & 6pm
The Holy Rosary is said in the Church every evening:
Sunday- Friday 6-30pm, Saturday at
(No Rosary in the Church on Thursday if there is Adoration
in Parish Centre.)
Everyone most welcome.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet
is said at the Divine Mercy Shrine in St. Joseph’s Church
after evening Rosary
Fr. Conlon: A few appointments left for Fr. Conlon’s
visit to Ederney on Tuesday 30th April. For
an appointment phone 68631100.
Montiagh notes for April:
Reader - Erin McMenamin; Gifts - Morris family
Collectors and News sheets - Benny Gillen and Martin
Cleaning the Church for Easter:
Volunteers need to clean the Church on Saturday 13th
April at 10am.
Camp don Óige:
great summer camp opportunity for young people aged 12-14.
July 23rd – 25th @ Todd’s Leap, Ballygawley. £195 for three
days of adventurous outdoor activities, with times of prayer
and reflection,the celebration of Mass – a great way to
spend some of the summer!! Places are limited, more
and booking forms
can be found at
Youth 2000 Ulster Retreat
will take place from 12-14th of April in St. Macartan's
College Monaghan for 16-35yr olds. This will include
inspiring talks, workshops, music, youth Mass,
reconciliation, prayer and drama. For more information and
to register logon to www.youth2000.ie'
Trócaire is calling for an international binding treaty on
Business and Human Rights. A documentary film and short
discussion examining human rights abuses by some companies
in Guatemala, including threats and violent attacks on
communities and individuals, will be held in Fermanagh
House, Enniskillen on Wednesday 3rd April at
8.00pm. Adm free. All welcome.
Time for a New
Are you interested in becoming a facilitator with
Accord’s Catholic Marriage Care Service,
Ireland’s leading provider of marriage
courses? Would you like to share your positive married
preparing for their married life together?
Accord is now
recruiting volunteers for its Marriage Education
Professional training is accredited by the Pontifical
University, St. Patrick’s
If interested contact the Accord Monaghan Centre 00353 47
10am. to 5.30pm (Mon –
Thurs). Email email@example.com.
Earth Day: A short service will be held at the Holy
Well, Belcoo on Sunday 7th April to mark Earth
Day (which this year falls on Easter Monday.) Everyone
Annual 5Km Sponsored Walk in Ederney at
Saturday 6th April.
Proceeds in Aid of Sr. Muriel’s Charity ‘St Joseph the
Worker Ltd’, (Medjugorje).
Starting at St. Joseph’s Church car park at 11.30am, we will
walk to Clonee Cross
via Edenclaw Road and return the same route.
If you are unable to do the walk please join us for a cup of
tea in the Parish Centre.
For sponsorship forms or more details please contact Mac
McKervey/Mairead McGarrity 686 31560. Everyone welcome.
Ederney Trust -
Village in Bloom
needs more coloured wellies this year! Please leave any you
have off at the school with Daniel. Also, if anyone has any
old black bikes, please also leave off at the school. Many
Mini Fest 2019 -
The Hugo Duncan Show with special guests will be
coming to Main St. on Friday, 9th August. There will be
other activities that week also e.g. Yoga on Saturday, 10th
August. Groups/individuals are encouraged to organise an
event that we can pull together into a programme.
Every Thursday in the Town Hall at 11am. Everyone welcome.
Easter chick Appeal closes on Friday 5th April.
If you have any knitted Easter Chicks, please leave them in
McHugh Fuels office, Ederney. Thank you.
Weekly Irish class:
Tuesday 7.30 to 9pm in the committee room of Ederney
St Joseph’s club
rooms. Complete beginners are most welcome to join us; £2 or
£1 concession each week. Class will cater for Improvers from
New Gentle and Family Yoga class every Saturday at 11. U16
only £4 and children welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Beginners Yoga continues in the Town Hall every Tuesday at
7-30pm and Friday mornings at 06-30am. Yoga in the Bawnacre
on Wednesdays at 8pm, Bannagh Hall on Thursdays at 7-30pm
and in Kesh Primary School on Fridays at 7-30pm. Contact
Anne 0739 1945 365 for details.
Spring is in the Air – Healing and Meditation workshop
with Marie Evans – Tuesday 9th April or Tuesday
16th April 10am – 3pm. Steps to Health with
Nuala Lilley (Nature’s Choice) Tuesday 2nd April
10am – 1pm. For information contact Aisling Centre 028 66
Aranderg CCE draw
will take place on Easter Monday night in Aghyaran GAA
Centre. Lines for sale in McHugh Fuels at £1 each. 1st
prize is 500 lits of home heating oil.
Ederney Boxing Club:
Bonus ball winner week 9- Kevin Reid.
Ederney GAA Notes: Both senior
leagues get underway today with Ederney v Irvinestown at
1pm. Children bring a ball for halftime.
Tempo Ladies v Ederney Ladies at 6pm in Tempo.
Under 6’s ,8’s, 10s, training
continues Friday at 6.30pm
Lotto jackpot is £4,800.
Renew your membership!
Jersey sponsor needed for Ederney Junior
team contact Sean Donnelly 07725335088
Best Wishes to all mothers in the Parish today; Mothering
Bishop Lawrence (Larry) Duffy:
We keep Bishop Larry, our chief pastor and leader in the
faith, very much in our prayers.
Bishop Duffy’s ordination was a wonderful occasion and after
almost two and a half years our Diocese has a Bishop.
Around forty- five people from the parish attended the
ceremony and all enjoyed it very much.
CREST AND MOTTO OF OUR NEW BISHOP
The crest of our new bishop has three sections and
three background colours. The white and black are a
reference to Fr Larry’s native parish of
Magheracloone while the blue denotes his association
with and love of his native Monaghan. The Masai
shield and the two crossed spears represent his
strong links with the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya. The
rowan berries and leaves are a tribute to St
Macartan, the first Bishop of Clogher. The bottom
part of the shield shows an image of three
stained-glass windows, representing the beauty of
God’s light, shining through the saints.
The new bishop’s chosen motto is displayed below the
shield - “God is Love”. This is taken from the First
Letter of St John (I John 4:16), which reads: ‘God
is love, and he who abides in love abides in God,
and God abides in him.’
These words – God is Love – express the heart of our
Christian faith. They joyfully proclaim the
Christian image of God: a loving God, active in our
world. Love is the fundamental dimension of God’s
relationship with us and of our lives as Christians.
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