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
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Masses for the Week
John Colreavy & his parents
Paddy & Rose
Catherine Kenny, Largy, Lack
9.30am Mass in Montiagh on Sunday 24th February.
May he rest in
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.
Fr. Frank McManus will not be available from Wednesday
afternoon. Please contact
Fr La Flynn
in Pettigo on 0035371-9861666
/ Fr Kevin Duffy
in Irvinestown on 028 686 21856.
In view of the reality of there being fewer Masses people
will now be attending Masses in neighbouring and other
parishes much more often.
In such cases it is a longstanding practise that people can
bring their own parish envelopes to Masses in other parishes
and put it in the collection of that Mass.
These envelopes will be returned to their own parish for
recording and lodging.
The next Child Protection meeting
takes place in the Parish Centre on Monday 18th
February at 8pm. All committee members are asked to attend.
Our Diocese of Clogher Safeguarding
Sunday will take place next weekend, just at the
conclusion of the historic gathering in Rome hosted by Pope
Francis on 21-24 February Rome to discuss safeguarding in
We ask for your prayers for all those who have been hurt by
abuse in the Church. We pray for Pope Francis and for the
success of the meeting in Rome which senior bishops and
religious superiors from around the world will be attending.
A representative of your Parish Safeguarding Committee will
speak at Masses next weekend and a special Candle of
Atonement will be blessed and lit in all churches.
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. Veronica Baird
formally greeted Bishop Duffy on behalf of all parish
councils in Clogher.
in the Parish Centre Thursdays -10.30am to 9.30pm.
Adoration in Montiagh
on Tuesdays - 11am to 12 noon and 7pm to 9pm.
The Holy Rosary is said in the Church every evening:
Sunday- Friday 6.30pm, Saturday at
Everyone most welcome.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet
is said at the Divine Mercy Shrine in St. Joseph’s Church
after evening Rosary.
Members of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
will complete the home visits over the next few weeks.
Anam Cara Armagh
the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding
a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 27th February
at 7:20pm in the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh. This is a free
event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will
need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP
before Tuesday 26th February or call 02895213120.
For more information see
or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888
Proposal for development of Shared
Education Facilities - Lack, Ederney and Kesh.
Our three schools have a long track record of working
together and over the last ten years we have been actively
involved in Shared Education. The governors, teachers and
staff are committed to maintaining the individual ethos of
their respective schools, ensuring the sustainability of
their schools and communities. We now hope to build on this
work by exploring the development of much needed facilities
at each of our schools. We believe this will benefit
all of the children in our partnership helping ensure full
access to the NI Curriculum and extra-curricular activities
in the future. A consultation on the development of
additional facilities is being carried out through the
schools and is available on Ederney Trust’s Facebook page.
Please assist us by filling this in.
Every Thursday in the Town Hall at 11am. Everyone welcome.
Ederney Trust - Village in Bloom.
It is time to start thinking about Village in Bloom 2019.
Again, a very big thank you to all who participated in
To make this years displays bigger and better
residents/businesses could start thinking about what they
can do again to participate including floral displays,
window baskets, painting, etc. It only takes a few people to
prepare the hanging baskets and planters. To volunteer
or contact any Committee Member.
Everyone is welcome to walk with us Mondays 11am and
Thursdays 10.30am. Meet behind the Muga; refreshments
afterwards each morning.
Lough Derg – Seasonal Employment. Seasonal positions
Administrative Assistant/Boat Crew/Catering
Assistant/Cleaner/Domestic Assistant/ First Aid
Job Descriptions and Application Forms are available from:
The HR Department, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal
or telephone +353719861518, or by email to
Applications can be downloaded from:
Closing Date: Friday 22nd February 2019 at 3pm.
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
St Joseph’s Primary School, Ederney
has been chosen to participate in the Asda Enniskillen Green
token scheme for January - March 2019. Please remember if
you are shopping in Asda to ask at the till or at customer
services for some tokens to allow you to vote for our local
primary school in this competition. There are 3
beneficiaries taking part and the group with the largest
amount of tokens at the end of March receives £500. The
runners up each receive £200. This opportunity has been
applied for by the school Parent Support Group and we thank
you in advance for your support.
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.
Aranderg CCE Music session
on Friday 22nd February in Killeter Heritage
Centre. Starting at 9pm. All musicians, singers, dancers and
Scraghey Community Centre:
continue every Sunday at 8:30pm, £5, supper served.
Walking club -
Thursday at 7:30pm, free.
Zara Holmes Performing Arts Academy
theatre workshop, Saturday 23rd March,
2:30pm-5:30pm. Book via Facebook or text 00353873602008
Everyone welcome, See our Facebook page for more
The Forge FRC, Pettigo:
Basic Food Hygiene - I Day
Certified CIEH to take place on a Saturday from 10am - 5pm.
Few places available, Date TBC.
& Interview Skills- Free
Workshop March 25th & 26th 10am-1pm.
Resource Hall, Pettigo.
Pauline Hunter B/ED MA NDT JST Free Workshop
Supporting Children's Learning for
Parents and Professionals of Children 7-9pm, Thursday 4th
Thursday 11th April 6-12
yrs in Resource Hall, Pettigo.
information and to book please contact The Forge FRC at
Ederney Boxing Club:
Bonus ball winner week 3-Josie & Geraldine McGrath.
New timetable for
adult circuit classes: Monday 8-9pm;
Wednesday men only
7.30-8.30pm; Thursday 8-9pm.
sessions available. Any queries contact 07821 1538380
Ederney GAA Notes:
Best wishes to Fermanagh Ladies
today- the minors play Armagh at 1pm and Fermanagh senior
Ladies v Derry 2:45, both games in Derrygonnelly.
Ederney Senior Ladies training
Monday’s & Thursday’s at 7.30.
Under 15 boys training Tuesday at 6.30 & Thursday’s at 6.
Under 6 FUNdamentals. sessions begin
Friday at 6.30pm. This is open to all kids in Nursery,
Primary Class 1 and Class 2.
The sessions shall
be held for the first 5 weeks in the new Community Rooms at
our club grounds. Sessions will last approx. 45mins. All
children MUST be accompanied by a parent. Parents must stay
for the entire session.
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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