Bulletin 14 July 2019

Sunday 14th July 2019

 Ping, Ding, Dong, Alerts, Notifications, Messages and Emails. And not to mention people texting even when out for a meal together! There is no such thing as quiet any more. We are saturated with noise. And when we do have a few minutes to ourselves we are planning what we will do next!!! Silence is an experience of the past. Is it any wonder we find it almost impossible to hear / obey the voice of the Lord (1st Reading) The art of careful listening is not easy. It takes discipline and time and patience. Genuine listening means being truly interested in what the other person has to share. Listening to the story of the Good Samaritan – did I hear the conversation? Did I hear the challenge? Did I hear Jesus asking me to “take pity?” Or did I allow myself to be distracted by another “Ping!”Prayer for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:


SAT 13th July              

NTH NO 9am Mass

DORSEY 6.30pm Mass

SUN 14th  July    

NTH 10am

Josie Reader (nee Galbraith) MM.

Eileen Hollywood.

Betty Murray.

Annie Teggart.

Sean & Eva McElroy.    


May Quinn MM.

Kitty Carragher (1st Anniv).

Thomas Lloyd.

Brigid Burns.

Michael Crummy.

Eileen & Michael Reneghan & DM.  

Mick & Eileen Quinn.

Owen & Kathleen Kelly.

MON 15th  July    8pm Mass

John & Kitty Martin.

Frank Toner.        

TUES 16th July    9am Mass

WED 17th July     9.30am Mass

Hugh O’Hanlon.  

THUR 18th July   9am Mass

FRI 19th July        9am Mass  

SAT 20th July               

NTH 9am Mass

Dorsey 6.30pm Mass

Barry Loughran.

Eileen Garvey & DM.

Brigid & Tommy Quinn.

Eugene Casey & DM.

SUN 21st July     

Nth 10am Mass

Cullyhanna 11.30am Mass

Eugene McArdle.

Mary O’Neill.

May & Charlie Brennan.

Fr Tommy, Olly & Margaret Feighan & DM.        

Recently deceased:  Teresa Frankfurter (nee McMahon), Pat (Patsy) McShane, Geraldine Donnelly, Noel Loughran (Oram), May Quinn, John Kennon & Kathleen Montin.


Gracious God, we ask you to bless especially your children who have grown old. When they can no longer care for themselves, send them loving caretakers who appreciate their wisdom and the richness of their experience. Send your angels to keep them safe as long as they live and to lead them home to you when their work is done. Bless the families of the elderly with insight and good judgment. Send your Holy Spirit to help them make wise decisions and grant them the patience to care for those who once cared for them.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St Patrick’s GFC LOTTO results:     5, 9, 20 & 25

Confessions: Will take place in the three churches Sat 27th July. St Michael’s @ 12pm, St Oliver’s @ 12.30pm & St Patrick’s @ 1pm.

We will have a Guest speaker on this weekend of Sat 13th July and Sun 14th July to promote the Theology Course which will be held in our Diocese.

Sunday choir:  will resume again in Sept.

Rural Health Partnership:  Hopeful minds Retreat Day, Wednesday 31st July @ 10am – 3pm, Bluebell Lane, Mullaghbawn Admission £10 contact Rural Health Partnership on 02830861220


Sunday 21st July:  Marie Duffy     Sunday 28thJuly: Pattie Treanor

Eucharistic Ministers Cullyhanna:

Sunday 21st July:  Elizabeth McCreesh & Marie Rushe

Sunday 21st July:  Alica Griffin & Pattie Treanor

Altar Society for month of July:   Margaret Murphy & Jackie Connell

DORSEY Readers:

Sat 20th July: Linda Fee       Sat 27th July:   Joanne Murphy

Eucharistic Ministers for St Oliver’s:

Sat 20th July: Caroline Donnelly   Sat 27th July: Brendan Johnston

Altar Society for month of July:     Margarita Quinn

Bible Reflections: Will take place in Cullyhanna Parochial House Wed 17th July @ 8pm. All welcome.

Episcopal Ordination of Fr Michael Router will take place in Armagh Cathedral on the 21st July. Please keep Fr Michael in your prayers.

WALD Centre:  Couch 2 10k Bike ride: Every Tuesday @ 7.30pm. Suitable for those who have not been on a bike in a while.

Relic of St Oliver Plunkett

Many thanks to all who contributed to our pilgrim walk and celebration of Mass as we received the relic of St Oliver into our parish. It was a very special and historic occasion. Thanks to the Readers, Eucharist Ministers, Deirdre Savage, church cleaners, James Murray & Gary Dolan, Caroline Donnelly, Dorsey Emmett’s GFC, St Patrick’s GFC & the local men for stewarding, Paul Slane & Neil Murray, Kevin Garvey & Seamus Murray, Aisling Toner and the ladies from Children’s Liturgy group and other local ladies for helping to serve teas etc. We also would like to thank Anne McGuinness, Carmel Reel, Leona & Charlene Loughran and to Crossmaglen Community First Aid Team First Aid Team.  Huge THANK YOU to all who were part of the Pilgrim walk and to those who participated in the Mass and to the public for walking and being part of this special event. Hope we have not missed out anyone but thanks also. and all who helped make it an outstanding success.  Sincere thanks to Mrs McAllister for giving us such a warm welcome at the site of Bleekes Inn, Dorsey and Fr Brian McCreesh for con-celebrating the Mass. Many thanks also to the parish secretary Jean Rushe for her tremendous contribution in making the event so successful.

Office contact details on 30861235 Mon-Fri 9.30am-12.30pm or via email Lowercregganparish@hotmail.com or Fr Tremer on pplowercreggan@gmail.com  Parish Web Site:  Lowercregganparish.com