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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

Donagh Parish Office

All enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings, Masses etc
Contact the Parish Office on
047- 87221
or Email:
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.
St Vincent De Paul (Donagh Parish) 085 730 6434

Priests of the Parish:  Fr Hubert Martin 087 965 8829
Fr Macartan McQuaid

Weekly Bulletin - September 24th


Dates for your diary 2017:


St. Mary’s, Glennan:  

Saturday 23rd September    7.00pm

Sunday 24th September    10.00am   

Monday 25th September     7.30pm   Anniv:  Willie Flannery, Killycooley.

                                                  Anniv: Patricia Treanor, Tullycallick.

Friday 29th September       8.00pm   Inter-church Harvest Thanksgiving.

Saturday 30th September  NO VIGIL MASS TONIGHT.

Sunday 1st October         10.00am    Blessing of new cemetery.

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

Sunday 24th September   11.30am

Friday  29th September     7.00pm    Anniv:  John & Molly McElvaney, Kilnadrain.

Sunday 1st October         11.30am

Donagh Oratory:

Tuesday 26th September  10.00am

Wednesday 27th September 10.00am

Thursday 28th September 10.00am

Donagh Oratory:

Eucharistic Ministers:

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 30th September   NO VIGIL MASS TONIGHT.

Sunday 1st October           Peter McKenna, Patrick O’Doherty.

St. Patrick’s:

Sunday 1st October         Sue Corrigan, Monica McKernan, John Treanor.

Recently deceased:  

Gary Askin, Cornacrieve.   Annemarie Colton, Tullyree.   Elizabeth Mohan, Scotstown.  Michael John McKenna, Scotstown.   Mary Johnston, Brackagh.   Edmund McKenna, Killybrone.   Patrick Brady, Clara.    Mary Ann Sherry, Tydavnet.


Prayers of the Faithful
Priest: With humble and confident hearts let us turn to God in prayer
Lord we pray for the Church;  may it continue to provide compassion, love and comfort to all, especially in our darkest days.  Lord hear us.
We pray for the sick and those with physical and mental health issues, and for those who are living with addiction and depression; that they may find the strength and support they need to face each new day.    Lord hear us.
We pray for those whose lives have been effected by the loss of a loved one through suicide. We ask for the peace that only you can offer; may you give us a renewed sense of hope and purpose in life even in the midst of sorrow.  Lord hear us.
We pray for our clergy;  give them support and strength in this difficult part of their ministry. Help them in turn, to support and comfort bereaved families, friends, colleagues and communities at the time of a suicide.  Lord hear us.
We pray for statutory and voluntary bodies that provide resources and support. God bless their efforts to seek and raise awareness so that we may build a more caring and compassionate society; may you be with our doctors, therapists, social workers and policy makers.  Lord hear us.
We pray for a moment in silence for our own special intentions.Lord hear us.
We pray for those deceased members of our parish, for those whose anniversaries occur at this time.  And on this Flourish! Sunday we remember especially those who have died by suicide. May they all rest in peace.  Lord hear us.
For each person here today; help us to open our ears and eyes that we might recognise the confusion, hurt and fear in all our lives. May we be compassionate, loving, gentle, kind and patient. May we go forward today with a renewed sense of vision, with new hope and possibilities for the future.  Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

New Cemetery at St. Mary’s, Glennan: Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator, will visit the parish on Sunday 1st October to celebrate the 10am Mass and afterwards to solemnly consecrate the new cemetery (10-15 minutes).
There will be no Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s next Saturday evening.  The hope is that as many as possible from the Vigil Mass people will attend the special ceremony to bless the cemetery on Sunday morning, preparing a final resting place for future generations of parishioners.

Readers for October:

St. Mary’s 7.00pm (Vigil)    Patricia Murphy Thom, Niamh Tierney.

St. Mary’s 10.00am            Sharon McKenna, Mary Holland.

St. Patrick’s    11.30am      John Finn, John Treanor.


Collectors for October:

St. Mary’s 7.00pm             Bernard Gilbane, Paddy Kelly, Martin O’Donnell.
St. Mary’s 10.00am           Bernadette Kelly, Bernard Boyle.

St. Patrick’s    11.30am     Michael McKenna, (Main St), John Treanor, (Toneyfinnegan).

Altar Society for October

St. Mary’s        Patricia McGonnell, Ann Flannery.  

St. Patrick’s    Anna McKenna, Ann Mulligan, Antoinette McKenna.   

Key for St. Patrick’s is available from parish office.


Harvest Thanksgiving:   Everyone welcome to the Annual inter-church Harvest   Thanksgiving celebration in St. Mary’s, Glennan on Friday 29th September at 8pm.

Annual Solemn Novena to St. Gerard Majella Novena will be held in The Holy Redeemer Church, Ard Eamuinn, Dundalk, from Sunday 8th until Monday 16th October.  See poster at rear of church for further details.

Reflection:  The Lord is kind and full of compassion.  The Lord is close to all who call him! In the place of fear, God’s strength to uphold us.  In the place of emptiness, God’s wisdom to guide us.  In the place of confusion, God’s eye for our seeing. In the place of dejection, God’s hope to sustain us.  In our darker moments may we know the generous presence of God.  We give thanks for peace of mind and pray for all who are disturbed or distressed.  The blessing of acceptance be yours.  The blessing of forgiveness be yours.  The blessing of gentleness be yours.  The blessing of resilience be yours.  The blessing of eternal life be yours.

Glaslough Tidy Towns members travelled to Slovenia on the 15th September for the  Entente Florale Europe 2017 prize giving ceremony. Glaslough were awarded a Gold Medal with Abbeyleix awarded Silver & The Presidents prize. A brilliant achievement and honour for Glaslough & Co. Monaghan. Glaslough Tidy Towns would like to thank all the volunteers, Monaghan Co. Council & Elected members, Mayor & Cathoirleach, sponsors, local businesses, local press everyone who have contributed, supported and who have helped in any way to achieve this award.
Victory Celebration for Glaslough Entente Florale Gold Medal Winner 2017 on Saturday 23rd Sept at 8pm sharp in the Coach House Bar Glaslough. All are asked to come & support those who made this achievement possible. Music & food served.

Emyvale Tidy Towns Committee: are delighted to announce our 50th Year Tidy Towns Celebration. It will be held on Sunday October 22nd from 4-6pm in the Emyvale Leisure Centre. Refreshments will be served and everyone is very welcome, especially previous Tidy Towns volunteers. The committee is very enthusiastic about doing a display on the history and past faces of Emyvale Tidy Towns but need your help. If anyone has photos or newspaper clippings please drop them in to Mary Flynn, 20 Main Street, Emyvale, or give to any committee member as soon as possible. The items will be copied and returned to their owners.

Wheelbarrow Run 2017: Will take place on Sunday October 8th at 2pm.  Sign-on at Emyvale GAA HQ, Tully from 1.00 pm.  Proceeds in aid of Donagh Development - Emy Lough Walk, Patient Care Fund, St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblayney, and Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support. Challenge to gain entry to Guinness Book of Records by having the most wheelbarrows. To register a business wheelbarrow cost €50 00, non-business barrows & walking cost €10.  Business people should use barrows to advertise their business.  Prizes for best    barrows.  For more information about donations to each charity or to register barrows etc contact Bridget 047 87337, Pat, 086 257 5259, John, 086 370 5617. Donagh Development would like to congratulate Glaslough village on winning gold medal in the Entente Florale Europe 2017 competition. Committee would like to thank everybody for keeping Emy Lough so tidy.

Job Opportunity:  Riverbank Community Childcare are recruiting a childcare cook 5 days a week from 9.30-3.00pm. The suitable candidate must •Hold up to date food safety and HACCP training (desirable but not essential); •Have experience working in a kitchen environment (essential). Please send CV and cover note to or by post to: Manager Riverbank  Community Childcare, The Enterprise centre, Emyvale, County Monaghan. Deadline for receipt of applicants is Wednesday 27th September at 5pm. For any other enquiries please contact Louise on 047-86636.