Lower Creggan Parish
Sunday 21st April 2019
St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton
St Oliver’s Church, Dorsey
St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna
Today is a day of great joy. We encounter the Risen Lord in word and sacrament, in the people who are his Body, in those in our midst who have been newly baptized into his dying and rising, in those in need around us. Like Mary, we are sent to tell others. That is reason enough to rejoice. Today and throughout the Easter season Eastern Christians exchange a joyful paschal greeting: “Christ is Risen!” “He is Risen indeed!” That is not a casual hello. It is proclamation of the Good News, as our lives must be. As St. Augustine said, “we are an Easter people and ‘Alleluia’ is our song.” Jubilant Alleluias ringing out in our assemblies should echo in our lives. The joy we find in today’s Gospel must show itself in mission.
CULLYHANNA NTH DORSEY MASSES
SAT 20th April
6pm Easter Vigil Mass
8pm Easter Vigil Mass – John McNulty
SUN 21st April
James & Molly Murphy.
Noel & Martin Murphy.
Agnes O’Hare (1st Anniv).
Brigid & Anthony McGeough & DM.
Michael & Catherine Largey & DM.
James-Patrick & Katie Mackin.
MON 22nd April 8pm Mass
TUES 23rd April 9am Mass
WED 24th April NO 9.30am Mass
THUR 25th April NO 9am Mass
FRI 26th April NO 9am Mass
SAT 27th April 9am Mass
6.30pm Mass Brendan Campbell
SUN 28th April
10am Bridie O’Malley
Frank & Elizabeth Hughes.
Elizabeth & Eddie McQuillan.
Maura Hearty & DM of Hearty & O’Brien Families.
Recently deceased: Claire Fagan (Mayobridge), Mary Smyth (nee Brannigan), Terence (Terry) Murphy (North Wales), Fr Brian McGrath & Christopher Griffin.
NOTICE: There will be NO morning Masses Wed 24th – Fri 26th April.
Sunday 14th April: weekly collection £2274.32 & €181.40
Children’s Liturgy Group: There will be NO Liturgy group on Sun 28th April and Sun 5th May. It will resume again on Sun 12th May.
Easter visits to the housebound will be on Mon 22nd April after 11am Cullyhanna & Tues 23rd April after 11am to Dorsey & NTH.
Mary’s Meals: Next collection will be held on 27th & 28th April.
Sun 28th April: Claire Savage Sun 5thMay: Marie Dolan
Eucharistic Ministers Cullyhanna
Sun 28th April: Kathleen Loye & Siobhan Casey Sun 5th May: Elizabeth McCreesh & Marie Rushe
Altar Society for month of April: Bernadette Duncan, Pauline Murray &
Readers for St Oliver’s:
Sat 27th April: Joanne Murphy
Sat 4th May: Mary Johnston
Eucharistic Minister for St Oliver’s:
Sat 27th April: Renee McKinley
Sat 4th May: Peter McGeown
Altar Society for month of April: Irene Reel
St Patrick’s Church – Sun 26th May @ 11.30am
St Michael’s Church – Sun 2nd June @ 10am
NOTICE: There will be no bulletin on weekends of 11th/12th May & 18th/19th May. There will be no mass in Dorsey (6.30pm) on 18th May and no mass in NTH Mass on (10am) Sun 19th May.
THERE WILL BE 11.30am MASS IN CULLYHANNA 19th MAY.
St Patrick’s GFC Lotto results: 3, 21, 24 & 28
An extract from Archbishop Eamon’s homily at the Chrism Mass in Armagh cathedral on Wednesday night past – In his recent message to young people, Christus Vivit, “Christ is alive”, Pope Francis encourages adults, as they grow older, not to lose the joy of their youthful enthusiasm and openness to an ever greater reality”. Pope Francis described how, when he began his ministry as Pope, the Lord broadened his horizons and granted him renewed youth. It was as if he got renewed joy in his heart, a new spring in his step! He said the same thing can happen to a couple married for many years, or to a monk in the monastery – “growth in maturity can coexist with a fire constantly rekindled, with a heart ever young”.
Parish Web Site: We welcome you to view our new Parish Web site. Please log on to www.Lowercregganparish.com. All the latest from the Parish will be available for viewing.
Baptism: Please register your child for Baptism with the Parish Secretary during office hours. Parents will then be invited to attend a meeting which will advise them about important details regarding the Baptism Ceremony.
Vocations Retreat: Are you longing for something more in your life, Is God calling you to live your life as a priest, or perhaps you are uncertain, but would like to learn more? Then please visit Sat 18th & Sun 19th May in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth or for more info infovocations.ie
Fr Tremer and myself would like to wish all parishioners a very happy, holy and peaceful Easter.