No. 1698 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
An Rath Dubh: 7.30 pm
An Rath Dubh: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES DURING LENT
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Wednesday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Colm’s High School
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday ~ 8.40 am
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
No Stations of the Cross on today, Sunday 18 March.
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Monday 19: St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will attend the sick in his care on Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday March 19 following the 10.00 am Mass, concluding with Mass at 7.30 pm.
PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Evening of Love and Forgiveness
On Wednesday, March 21 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church, there will be a Penitential Service in place of Mass. All the priests of the parish will be present and with you, the People of God, we will reflect on our sinfulness and our need to say sorry to God and to each other.
Mindful that Pope Francis is encouraging us to say ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry’ often, this unique celebration of the Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation will afford us the opportunity to say sorry for our sins. The priests will stand at the front of the altar and you will be invited to come forward, after we have recited together an Act of Sorrow, to say ‘I am sorry for my sins’, and if there is something in particular you wish to mention you may then do so. The priest will then give you absolution and you will return to your seat. This is not the occasion for in depth conversation about issues in your life that you may wish to talk about. Please come back on another occasion if you wish to have such a conversation. We hope that many people who have not been to confession for some time will see in this ‘Evening of Love and Forgiveness’ an opportunity to return to the sacramental life of the church and to celebrate the Paschal Mystery the following Holy Week with renewed vigour and faith.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of;
John Bradley, Sixtowns Road,
Anna McGuigan, Cahore,
Hugh Mulgrew, Dungannon,
Fr Dermot O’Connell, Kiltegan and Cork.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Patrick Conway, Glengomna Lane, Friday 23 March at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
Mary Kerr, Carnamoney, Saturday 24 March in An Rath Dubh at 7.30 pm.
Colm Groogan, Margaret Trainor,
Brigid Donnelly, Marie Trolan,
Baby Freya Rose McSorley,
Mary Hegarty, John Trainor.