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Words of Wisdom from Fr. Pat ...... HERE

Safeguarding Practice  ................. HERE

Glennan 1st Communion 2016 ..... HERE

Maisie Retires .............................. HERE

Mass of Thanksgiving ................... HERE

Bishops in Rome ........................... HERE

Catholic Schools Week ................. HERE

New Deacon for Clogher .............. HERE

!st Communion Corracrin ............. HERE

Glaslough Communion ................. HERE

Donagh Confirmation 2017  ......... HERE

Diocesan News ............................ HERE

Edenmore NS 1st Communion ...... HERE

Fr. Mac's 50 Years of Priesthood .. HERE

Flourish Sunday ........................... HERE

New Cemetery Consecrated ......... HERE
Fr. Joe McCluskey RIP ................. HERE

Donagh Parish Office

       All enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings, Masses etc
Contact the Parish Office on 047- 87221 or
Office hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.15am-2.15pm   Closed Wednesday’s
St Vincent De Paul (Donagh Parish) 085 730 6434

Priests of the Parish:  Fr Hubert Martin 087 965 8829

Weekly Bulletin - February 18th


Dates for your diary 2018
Confirmation:  Sunday 29th April, 3pm, St. Mary’s, Glennan.

 All schools of the parish together.
First Holy Communion: St. Mary’s N.S Glaslough Saturday 5th May, 11am., St. Mary’s.
Scoil Naomh Pádraig  Saturday 12th May, 11am, St. Patrick’s.
Edenmore N.S   Saturday 19th May, 11am , St. Patrick’s.

St. Mary’s, Glennan:  

Saturday 17th February 7.00pm  

Sunday 18th February 10.00am  

Monday 19th February No Mass

Saturday 24th February 7.00pm

Sunday 25th February 10.00am

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

Sunday 18th February 11.30am  

Friday 23rd February 7.30pm  Anniv: Frank McElmeel, Golan & dec’d members of McElmeel families.

Sunday 25th February 11.30am

Donagh Oratory:       

Tuesday 20th Feb  10.00am

Wednesday 21st Feb 10.00am

Thursday 22nd Feb 10.00am


Eucharistic Ministers:

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 24th February  Nancy Murphy, Mark Slowey.

Sunday 25th February  Pat Holland, Jemma Corley.

St. Patrick’s:

Sunday 25th February  Margaret McKenna, Michael McCarron, Maisie Rooney.


Prayers of the faithful
 In our prayers today we join ourselves with Jesus in the desert and we ask for his Spirit to be with us on our Lenten journey.
We pray for all who want Lent to be a special time of grace and growth.  May their hopes come true.  
Lord, hear us.
During Lent, may God’s angels look after us in our fight against sin and temptation.  Lord, hear us.
May our fasting show us practical ways of contributing to the cause of justice and peace in our world.  Lord, hear us.
We pray for adults preparing for baptism this Easter. May our prayer accompany them, may their journey inspire us. Lord, hear us.
We pray for our dead.  May Christ who has entered heaven lead them to God.  Lord, hear us.
We set out on the journey of Lent in the strength of God’s Covenant, God’s pledge of love to us, helping us repent and helping us rejoice, through Christ our Lord.

Recently deceased:  Agnes Callery, Cornacrieve; Bridín Caulfield, Athlone.

Trócaire:  Traditionally during Lent many of us commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence. The money saved from this can be donated to charity, for example, contributing to the Trócaire box, available in all churches.

Table Quiz in aid of Fr. John Skinnader's Missionary Work: Rossmore Golf Club, Friday 2nd March, 2018 at 8.30pm. Table of 4 €40. Finger food, raffle, everyone welcome.

Spring events at Knock: The next ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’ day retreat will take place Saturday 24th February from 11am-3pm in the Prayer Guidance Centre. The retreat costs €30 and includes lunch at Knock House Hotel. To book your place, call (094) 93 75355 or to find out more about all of the upcoming events at Knock, log on to

Referendum on Eighth Amendment
Choose Life 2018 Newsletter - designed by the Catholic Communications Office. Its purpose is to encourage discussion in families on the value of every human life giving stories, questions and answers to this hugely emotive debate. It will be issued each week in the run up to the forthcoming referendum on the Eight Amendment.  
Does life begin at conception? Yes. But this is not just a question of belief - it’s a scientific fact.  At the moment of conception a new, unique human being with his or her own DNA comes into existence. In recent years, amazing advances in ultrasound technology provide us with a window into the womb and reveal the truth that the unborn child is undeniably one of us - a human being and much more than “a clump of cells”.  In the past, some people may have pleaded ignorance to the humanity of life in the womb but today we no longer have this excuse.
When does a baby’s heart start to beat? The first few weeks are the most rapid time of development of a new human life The baby’s beating heart has been recorded as early as 21 days after conception - this is sometimes before mum discovers she is pregnant!
Is a view on abortion solely a question of religious belief? The right to life is not just a question of religious belief.  As the first and fundamental human right, it affects people of all faiths, and none. You do not have to be from any particular faith tradition to agree that human life should be protected and that intentionally ending the life of another human is never justified. Supporting and sustaining a culture of life is in the interest of every citizen, Catholics and all people of goodwill because it defines us as a society.
What is the view of the Church?The Church teaches that life is sacred from conception to natural death and there is no such thing as a life without value. This belief is based on reason as well as faith.  Our Church rejects the suggestion that any person can decide when it is time for another person to die. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions see

In order to help defray the costs associated with Ireland hosting the World Meeting of Families next August, a National Collection will be taken up in all churches throughout the country next weekend - 24/25 February. There is an extra envelope in your box for this special collection. You are invited to give as generously as you can. It is a huge honour for Ireland to be asked to host this world event and to welcome Pope Francis to our shores next August.

Please support the big Table Quiz in Red Boy's, Emyvale, on Friday 23rd  February, at 9pm. All proceeds will be in aid of Monaghan Cancer Support. There will be spot prizes galore and a table of four is €40. If you can't make it, donations will be very welcome. Contact Genie McKenna on 087 918 9215.

Monaghan Institute invites you to "A Survival Guide for Leaving Cert Students & Parents" on Thursday, 8th March, 2018 at 6pm.This freesession will be led byMooney, The Irish Times Education Expert, and forms part of the College Open Day that runs from 11am to 7pm.Leaving Cert students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Donagh Community Games:  Art & Model making area finals:Donagh area finals for Art ( U8, , U12, U14 and U16) and Model making ( U10, U12, U14 and U16) Girls and boys in Donagh Parish will take place on Sunday the 18th of February from 6pm to 7pm in Emyvale Centre. Please bring your own materials. For any more information – ring Seamus at 086 184 0588.

Glaslough Tidy Towns & gReeneR Glaslough: are holding a free workshop with VOICE Ireland on Monday 19th February 2018 at 12pm in the Oakland Centre. Will last approx 45-60 minutes. Everyone welcome.

The Recycling Ambassador Programme is a VOICE initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and the Regional Waste Management Offices and REPAK to improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. Many of us have become confused about what can and cannot be recycled in our recycling bins. VOICE Ireland's Recycling Ambassador Programme will show you what you can recycle in your household bin.

Tydavnet Dramatic Troupe: will present Moll a play by John B. Keane in Tydavnet Community Centre on18th February,23rd February,25th February. All shows start at 8pm sharp.

Audacious Theatre Company: cordially invite you to QQI Level 5 Performing Arts OPEN EVENT on the 8th March between 4:30-8pm. Next year’s programme begins in September 2018 and we’re currently recruiting for the next batch of local wannabe performers that are keen to learn and gain a qualification. Come along and find out about the programme from the learners themselves.

The Irish Cancer Society is looking for volunteers in the Louth, Cavan, Monaghan and Meath areas to drive patients to and from their treatments in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and the Dublin hospitals. Volunteer drivers will pick a patient up at the door of their home, drive them to the door of the hospital and then when finished treatment, pick them up and drop them home again. Drivers will use their own cars but all volunteer expenses are paid. For more information call Gail on 01 2310 566 or visit the Irish Cancer Society’s website at