Bulletin – Sunday 7th July 2019

Lower Creggan Parish

St Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton

St Oliver’s Church, Dorsey

St Patrick’s Church, Cullyhanna

Saint Oliver Plunkett was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in 1669. He was forced to carry out his duties in disguise and often met with priests in “Bleekes Inn” in Dorsey. Eventually he was captured and was condemned to a gruesome death in Tyburn, London. Isn’t it wonderful that a saint has walked the roads in our parish! Now, as we travel along these same roads on a daily basis it is up to us to practice the faith that Oliver died for ! If we do not preserve our beliefs and our religion and pass them on to our children, what then will future historians say of us?

Prayer for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day:

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, 27, 28 & 29

KNOCK: Overnight trip to Knock Wed 10th July staying in Knock house Hotel. Full Board £100. Bus £20 stg. To book contact Eileen 30861581/00353879478132.

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

See parish web site for a new ST OLIVER PLUNKETT NOVENA – 1st to 9th July 2019.

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

Sunday choir:  will resume again in Sept.

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PLAN:  A pilgrim walk will take place to honour the 350th Anniversary of the Appointment of St Oliver Plunkett to the See of Armagh in 1669. The walk is also in preparation for the unveiling of a new statue of St Oliver to be unveiled on July 9th in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.  The Walk will begin at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda the home of St Oliver’s precious relic on Sunday 7th July at 11am and finish at St Patrick’s Cathedral on the evening of Tuesday July 9th. There has been a slight change of plans for our section of the pilgrim walk. We will receive the relic at the Silverbridge end of the Legmoylin Road (beside Donnelly’s shop) approx 5pm instead of near Garvey’s restaurant. We will then carry the relic to the Drumalt Road, Bond’s Road and stop at the site of Bleeke’s Inn. There will be a short prayer service before we continue our pilgrim walk (approx. 3 miles) to St Oliver’s Church in Dorsey for mass at 8pm.

NOTICE:  There will be NO Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Mon 8th July due to the Pilgrim walk in Dorsey. Mass will be in Dorsey @ 8pm.


Sunday 14th July:  Maura Conlon     Sunday 21st July: Marie Duffy

Eucharistic Ministers Cullyhanna:

Sunday 14th July:  Kathleen Loye & Siobhan Casey

Sunday 21st July:  Elizabeth McCreesh & Marie Rushe

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

DORSEY Readers:

MONDAY 8th July: 1st Reading: Dymphna Largey    Psalm: Mary Dennison

2nd Reading: Caroline Donnelly     Prayers of Faithful:  Linda Fee

Sat 13th July:   Caroline Donnelly       Sat 20th July:   Linda Fee

Eucharistic Ministers for St Oliver’s:

MONDAY 8th July: Eileen Mackin, Bernie Lennon & Elizabeth McCreesh

Sat 13th July: Eileen Mackin   Sat 20th July: Caroline Donnelly

Altar Society for month of July:     Margarita Quinn

Bible Reflections: Will take place in Cullyhanna Parochial House Wed 10th July @ 7.30pm and Wed 17th July @ 8pm. All welcome.

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

Tuesday 9th July 11.30am St Oliver’s Church, Dorsey, Lough Road, Coach Road 1.30pm St. Michael’s Church, Newtownhamilton (approx. 5 miles) – Pause for Prayer – (Change over to the next parish).

Safety Personnel and escort cars will be in attendance along the journey.

SAT 6th July                

NTH 9am Mass

DORSEY 6.30pm Mass For the People.

SUN 7th  July      

NTH – 10am Marjorie Kelly MM.      


Teresa O’Hare.

Annie Casey.

Christy Mackin.

Brendan McCooey.

Tommy O’Hanlon & DM.

DM of The Enwright Family.   

MON 8th  July     

NO 8pm Mass in Cullyhanna

8pm MASS in Dorsey – Mass in honour of St Oliver.

TUES 9th July      9am Mass

WED10th July      9.30am Mass

THUR 11th July   9am Mass

FRI 12th July        NO 9am Mass

7.30pm – Cullyhanna – Mass followed by Eucharistic Healing service – Celebrant Fr Peter Prusakiewicz       

SAT 13th July                NO 9am Mass

Dorsey        6.30pm Mass – For the People.

SUN 14th July     

NTH 10am

Eileen Hollywood.

Betty Murray.

Annie Teggart.

Sean & Eva McElroy.

Cullyhanna 11.30am

May Quinn MM.

Kitty Carragher (1st Anniv).

Thomas Lloyd.

Brigid Burns.

Michael Crummy.

Eileen & Michael Reneghan & DM.   

Recently deceased:  Geraldine Donnelly, Noel Loughran (Oram), May Quinn, John Kennon, Kathleen Montin & Paddy Clarke, Pat ( Patsy McShane )

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