Easter Sunday 2019

Lower Creggan Parish

     Easter Sunday    

      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.


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   


Gerard Campbell.

Margaret Murphy.

Mickey Keenan.

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 &

Aisling Toner


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

Dates of Blessing of Graves:

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.


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.

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

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