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Donagh Parish

!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 - Aug 26th


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 25th August 7.00pm

Sunday 26th August  10.00am

Saturday 1st September 7.00pm  

Sunday 2nd September 10.00am

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

No masses due to road works.

Donagh Oratory:    

No mass in The Oratory this week.  Adoration from 10.30am on Tuesday.

Eucharistic Ministers:

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 1st September 7.00pm Geraldine McCarron, Teresa Brennan

Sunday 2nd September 10.00am Peter McKenna, Patrick O’Doherty.

Readers for September:

St. Mary’s 7.00pm      Bernie Woods, Pamela McConnell.

St. Mary’s 10.00am  Elaine O’Doherty, Julie Mullarkey.

St. Patrick’s    11.30am  Geraldine McQuillan, Helen Forde.


Collectors for September:

St. Mary’s 7.00pm   Seamus Kerr, Eugene O’Brien, Seamus Duffy.

St. Mary’s 10.00am  Phelim McQuaid, Sean Kilroy.

St. Patrick’s    11.30am          Anthony McCarron, George McMahon, Enda Fields.


Altar Society for September:

St. Mary’s    Patricia McQuaid, Shelia Maguire.

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

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


Prayers of the faithful
 Christ Jesus loves us as his own body, and that is what we are.  May the prayers we now offer be filled with his Spirit.
Peter spoke for the rest of the Apostles when he said “ Lord, to whom shall we go, you have the message of Eternal Life”.  This weekend Pope Francis, the successor of St. Peter visits our country.  May his visit encourage us all.  
Lord, hear us.
Pope Francis is here to honour the family and reflect the joy of love in what he says, and in the symbolic gestures he makes.  May each of us grow in appreciation of our own family.  Lord, hear us.
May we be grateful to Pope Francis for the way he has highlighted the human family as the mirror or the sign of God’s love in our midst.  Lord, hear us.
Pope Francis knows that no family is perfect; and that every family is a journey we make together, with the support of each other.  May our family transport us safely on the pilgrimage of life.  Lord, hear us.
We acknowledge the hurt and pain that has been caused to children and  vulnerable adults who have been victims of clerical sexual abuse as a result of failure & negligence on the part of some priests and religious.  We pray for healing and forgiveness.  May the safeguarding programme that is in place today ensure that it may never happen again.  Lord, hear us.

Recently deceased:  Maureen Quinn, Glenties, Co. Donegal.

Extract from Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God.
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated. The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults.
It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable”.

Catholic Grandparents Association - Annual National Grandparents   Pilgrimage:September 9th 2018, Knock2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thankalive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. ChiefArchbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio - Combined Choirs of Knock Parish - The Tuttle Family - Dana'OurKnock'.

Bus trip to Eddie Stones on 1st September for the first 5 Saturdays in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. Bus will leave Monaghan Town at 7.00am. Other pick-up points will be available. Contact Seamus 086 302 3526 to book as places are limited

Reminder - Road Works on N2   The closure this weekend has been posponed.

Blessing of Graves: We will provide a bus from Emyvale Leisure Centre and also Edenmore NS to St Patrick’s, Corracrin & return.  Bus’s will run from 10.30am from both locations and will return after blessing of graves.  For parishioners coming from other areas, you are asked to car-pool where necessary.  Please spread the word.

Job Opportunity:  Vacancy at Edenmore School.  Part-time cleaner required, 15 hours per week; 3 hours each evening.  For more information & job specification apply in writing before Monday 27th August to: Board of Management, Edenmore N.S, Emyvale.

Monaghan Institute Open Evening: Wednesday, 29th August from 4-7pm in Monaghan Institute, Monaghan Education Campus, Armagh Road, Co. Monaghan. Information available on all 2018/19 courses.  All welcome. For further details or to apply on line visit www.monaghaninstitute.ieTel: 047-84900

Are you an older person living alone who needs some small DIY jobs done around the house? Helping Hands is a free small DIY jobs service for older people and people with disabilities.  No job is too small.  All our volunteers are Garda vetted and waiting to assist for free. New volunteers are always welcome.  The service is run by Monaghan Integrated Development. Contact Marina 087 0656793 or Margaret 042 9749500 or email