Bulletin 25th August 2019

     Sunday 25th August 2019

St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton

St Oliver’s Church, Dorsey

St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna

A question from today’s gospel – Sir, will there be only a few saved? Sometimes we see posters proclaiming the end of the world which are erected to make us think about what will happen when we die. Are we prepared for that awesome moment?  Our reaction might be to just shrug our shoulders and move our minds to something more immediate – like the weather forecast! The end of the world and the present moment have something very much in common – the presence of God. God is here at this moment of our lives and is waiting for us in the future. Each day God wills what is best for us, he plants ideas of kindness and forgiveness into our minds. It is up to us to bring these ideas into the circumstances of our daily lives. God gives us guidelines to move towards our potential – i.e. to become a person of great love.

Why settle for less and why wait until it might be too late? 

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:        1, 3, 6 & 11

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.

Last week’s envelope collection total:   £1233.83  &  €198.40. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Sunday 1st Sept:  Maura Conlon    Sunday 8th Sept: Marie Duffy.

Eucharistic Ministers Cullyhanna:

Sunday 1st Sept:  Pattie Treanor & Alica Griffin

Sunday 8th Sept:  Marie Rushe & Marie Duffy

DORSEY Readers:

Sat 31st Aug: The Loughran Family   Sat 7th Sept:   Mary Johnston

Eucharistic Ministers for St Oliver’s:

Sat 31st Aug: Eileen Mackin     Sat 7th Sept: Caroline Donnelly

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

Bible Reflections:  Continues Wed 28th Aug @ 7.30pm in Cullyhanna Parochial House.

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

Ceremony of Light:  A Ceremony to remember all who have died to suicide in our Communities will be held in the Walled Garden, Poet’s Glen, Creggan on Friday 6th September 2019 at 7pm. Light refreshments in Church hall afterwards.  All are welcome.

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.   

Apostolic Society: Works will be resuming in the community house in the fold Newtownhamilton from Monday 2nd September at 7.30pm, please come and join us materials will be provided.

     SAT 24th Aug NTH    9am Mass

     DORSEY 6.30pm Mass Michael Nolan

SUN 25th Aug     

Newtownhamilton 10am – Ann Thornton.  


John McNulty.

John Hoey.

MON 26th Aug     8pm Mass

TUES 27th Aug – St Moncia          9am Mass

WED 28th Aug – St Augustine       9.30am Mass

THUR 29th Aug – The Passion of St John the Baptist          9am Mass

FRI 30th Aug 9am Mass St Fiacre  9am Mass

Fr Paddy Campbell.          

SAT 31st Aug – St Aidan   9am Mass

Dorsey      6.30pm Mass – Bernie Loughran M.M.

SUN 1st Sept

World day of prayer for the care of creation

10am Mass – For the People.         

11.30am Mass

 Eugene Carragher.

Francis Lennon.

Desmond & Margaret Hoey.

James, Katie & John McGahan.    

Recently deceased:  Mickey O’Callaghan, Mary Flood,Rose Grant (nee Reel),Teresa Savage, Olivia Murphy,Bernie Loughran.

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