Bulletin 18 August 2019

Can god experience pain? Can we really accept that Jesus the Son of God has sad emotions or that he really suffered? Or that he experienced “great distress” just thinking about his future! Emotional stress is one of the great hidden sicknesses of our time. Smiles may be hiding great turmoil beneath the surface of the skin. Thoughts of how we might not be able to cope can place enormous pressure on our daily life. Thoughts can rob us of the joy within each day. Jesus did suffer both physically and emotionally – he knows how we feel every second and he wants us to know that he will help us through all emotional pain and physical suffering. There is great truth in the saying “A problem shared is a problem halved !” If emotional / physical pain is too much – talk to family, a friend, a support group – and spend time in the presence of Jesus who will listen to our troubles and who can lighten all our burdens. 

Triduum in honour of Divine Mercy:

Wednesday 11th Sept, Thurs 12th Sept & Fri 13th Sept @ 7.30pm.

Notice: We will be having a parish Mission in March 2020 next year.  Details to follow in due course.

St Patrick’s GFC LOTTO results:     14, 19, 20 & 25

Blessing of Schoolbags: Will take place at all masses on Sat 31st Aug in Dorsey @ 6.30pm and Sun 1st Sept in NTH @ 10am and Cullyhanna @ 11.30am.

Mary’s Meals Collection:  Collection will take place on Sat 7th & Sun 8th Sept. If anyone could maybe buy an extra packet of pencils, books etc to help this charity it would mean so much to them as they themselves prepare for School.

Cregganduff Handball Alley:  Annual Fundraiser in Memory of Mìceal Murphy takes place on Saturday 24th August with Children’s Tractor Run at 2.30pm and Adults Tractor Run at 4pm.  Sunday 25th August the Handball Alley Tournament will be held starting at 10 am.  This year’s nominated Charities are Cancer Fund for Children and Newry Hospice.  Please come and support us.

St Patrick’s GFC & Newry Hospice: Function on Sat 24th Aug in Club. Music on the night. Prize is a Heifer from the famous Trueman Herd!!  Tickets £20 each or 3 for £50. Please see any committee member.

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

Lower Creggan Parish

     Sunday 18th August 2019

St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton

St Oliver’s Church, Dorsey

St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna

Last week’s envelope collection total:   £898.79 &  €186.94. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Sunday 25th Aug:  Dymphna Largey    Sunday 1st Sept: Maura Conlon

Eucharistic Ministers Cullyhanna:

Sunday 25th Aug:  Marie Rushe & Elizabeth McCreesh

Sunday 1st Sept:  Pattie Treanor & Alica Griffin

DORSEY Readers:

Sat 24th Aug: Joanne Murphy   Sat 31stAug:   Mary Johnston

Eucharistic Ministers for St Oliver’s:

Sat 24th Aug: Noel Mackin     Sat 31st Aug: Eileen Mackin

Altar Society for month of August:     Jacinta Reel & Catriona McCreesh

Bible Reflections:  Continues Wed 21st Aug @ 8pm in Cullyhanna Parochial House.

Children’s Liturgy Group:    Resumes again on SUN 8th Sept.

Theology Course:  If you are interested in finding out more about the up and coming theology course please contact Maura Conlon or Fr Tremer for further information.

Eucharistic Adoration St Patrick’s Cullyhanna:  Wednesday morning Adoration has now ceased for the summer it will resume in Mid-September 2019.  Monday evening, Eucharistic Adoration will continue as normal commencing at 6.50pm through to 7.50pm.  Please consider coming to spend an hour with Jesus and participate in the public recitation of the Holy Rosary, which commences approximately 7.35pm. 

Notice: We would like to advise you all that in Cullyhanna Church we will be upgrading the heating system, new flooring in 3 porches of the church & the Bell tower.  We will also be improving steps at front door of church and new carpet around the Sanctuary area only.

Newtownhamilton Church: Outside toilet will be painted and new flooring fitted.

Dorsey Church is now fully completed.

Charity Bingo: Newtownhamilton Community Centre Tues 20th Aug @7.30pm. Jackpot game winner takes all. Hot buffet served.  In aid of Southern Area Hospice & Rathore school Sensory room. All welcome.


SAT 17th Aug                

Newtownhamilton 9am Mass

Dorsey 6.30pm Mass Peter McKeever.

SUN 18th Aug     



Francie Rushe.

Sarah Morgan.

Harry & Rosaleen Davidson.

Arthur, Margaret & Teresa Nugent.



Sean Rowland & DM.    

MON 19th Aug    


8pm Mass – Brendan & Eugene McCooey.

Frank Quinn.       

TUES 20th Aug


St Bernard, abbot & Doctor of the Church   

9am Mass

WED 21st Aug

St Pius X, Pope             


9.30am Mass

THUR 22nd Aug

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


 9am Mass

FRI 23rd Aug      


9am Mass  

SAT 24th Aug

St Bartholomew, Apostle         


9am Mass

Dorsey        6.30pm Mass – For the People.

SUN 25th Aug     


10am Mass – For the People.

11.30am Mass

John McNulty.

John Hoey.

Recently deceased:  Rose Grant (nee Reel), Teresa Savage, Olivia Murphy, Bernie Loughran & Desmond McMahon, Micky O’Callaghan, Con Morton, Mary Flood