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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

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 - June 18th


Dates for your diary 2017:


Sat 13th May       11am  First Holy Communion for Edenmore N.S venue St. Patrick’s, Corracrin

Sat 20th May       11am Confirmation in Donagh Parish. Venue:  St. Patrick’s Church, Corracrin.

St. Mary’s, Glennan:  

Saturday 17th June       7.00pm

Sunday 18th June       10.00am   

Monday 19th June  No Mass this evening.

Saturday 24th June     10.00am       Months Memory:  Maura Gilsenan, Hillhall.

Saturday 24th June       7.00pm

Sunday 25th June        10.00am

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

Sunday 18th June       11.30am

Friday  23rd June          7.30pm        Anniv: Malachy Skeath, Cornacrieve.  

                                                            Also Patrick & Bridget McKenna, Oriel Park.

                                                  Anniv: Bernadette & Cathal McKenna &deceased family members, Oriel Park.

Sunday 25th June       11.30am         

Donagh Oratory:

Tuesday 20th June      10.00am

Wednesday 21st June  10.00am

Thursday 22nd June     10.00am

 Donagh Oratory:

Eucharistic Ministers:        

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 24th June       Bernie Woods, Patrick Kelly.

Sunday 25th June        Geraldine Watterson, Mary Fitzpatrick.

St. Patrick’s:

Sunday 25th June          Kathleen O’Brien, Catherine McKenna, Paddy Rafferty.

Prayers of the Faithful
In Christ’s body broken for us and his blood poured out for us, we receive the gift of God, who is undying Love.              With thankful hearts we pray:
May the Eucharist give life to all who receive it; may it sustain us on our journey and guide us in the wilderness.  
Lord, hear us.
May communion with Christ bind us together as his Body; may we look out for one another and see Christ in each other.  Lord, hear us.
As we receive the bread of life, we pray for those who are hungry in body or in spirit.  May Christians be the bread of life for others.  Lord, hear us.
We pray for the children who made their First Communion this year, we ask God to bless them and to bless their families.  Lord, hear us.
We pray for all who have died.  May they know the love of Christ and be filled with the fullness of God.  Lord, hear us.
As we make our prayers, we give thanks for the gift of God to us in the Eucharist; we give thanks for all that this means to us and we say, Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Exam Prayer
Lord, I know you are with me and love me. Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes. Keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use of this time that is available to me. Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying, and help me to remember it when the time comes. Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way that they honour you and do justice to myself.

50 Years a Priest: Fr Macartan McQuaid will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at St Mellan’s GAA Park, this Sunday 18th June at 6pm.  Invitation: This is an open invitation to friends, relations, colleagues and all the communities to whom he ministered during those 50 years to share in this evening of prayer and celebration. No Personal Presents Please. Fr Macartan requests that there be no personal presents. Instead, there will be an opportunity at the event to make a small donation, if desired, to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Fr Peter McVerry Housing Trust.

St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society: Pilgrimage  Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock, takes place on Saturday 24th June.  Bus €10, meal - book if required €16 extra. Contact Bríd 047 85103 to book your place.

Day of Atonement Prayer for Families:  God’s Cottage, Glendalough, Saturday 24th June.  Bus leaving McNally’s car park, Monaghan Town at 8.30am.  For other pickup points contact Seamus on 086 3023526 or Marie on 087 0521981.

The Pro-life Campaign: invite you to a Public Meeting in The Glencarn Hotel on Wednesday 21st June at 7:30p.m. Subject 'Why we need to Protect the 8th Amendment'. The Irish Government is currently considering the report of 'The Citizens Assembly' which recommends a new referendum to allow abortion in Irish Hospitals in wide ranging circumstances. Everyone concerned with protecting the 8th amendment which guarantees the equal right to life of expectant mothers and their unborn babies is urged to attend. All Local TDs, Senators and Councillors also invited to attend.

Presentation: In honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition of our Lady of Fatima in 1917, St Joseph's Church, Monaghan Town invite you to the Call of Fatima Presentation on Wednesday 28th June at 7.15pm. The talk and film clips will be of interest to families, youth, university students, religious, laity groups, the elderly and all Christians alike. The speaker is Thomas Mc Cormack - who is Director /Producer of the double Award Winning Films 'The Call to Fatima - the story and the message' in twelve languages and is also the co-author of the book 'The Call to Fatima - The Missed Message' with his wife Solvita Mc Cormack. They spent many years with all those who knew Sister Lucia personally and will share a unique insight on what. Lucia wanted all to know.  Their work is based entirely on the writings by servant of God Sister Lucia of Fatima. There will be time for questions before the evening closes, with the enrolment of the Brown Scapular at the end of the talk. There will also be a Final Blessing with the relic of Sister Lucia.All very welcome.

Tidy Towns:  Emyvale village and environs are now nearing adjudication. Many thanks to everyone who has cleaned/painted/repaired/improved buildings in our community.  Beautiful well-presented flower planters/window boxes/hanging baskets are now on display.  If you think your premises could be improved in any way to impress the judges now is the time to do it. We are asking everyone to be particularly vigilant regarding picking up any stray litter.   


PLEASE NOTE: Emyvale Tidy Towns request that no advertising signs are erected on any of the approach roads to Emyvale Village.  These signs were noted in last year's adjudication report and cost us valuable points.  Also they are an obstruction for grass cutting. Any signs placed along the approach roads will be removed by the county council at the request of Emyvale Tidy Towns committee. We appreciate your support in this matter.

Community Employment Position available: in Admin/Accounts-19½ per week.  Candidates must be in receipt of a benefit for a minimum of 12 months.  Call 047 86555 for further information.

Programme for people with type 2 Diabetes will be starting in North Monaghan Primary Care, St. Davnet’s Complex, Rooskey, Monaghan on Tuesday 4th July. This is a free course that runs every Tuesday morning from 10am – 12.30pm for six weeks. If you are interested in attending, please contact Elaine McKenna    047 95471 for more information.

Emyvale District Credit Union Limited. Special 5.9% First Time Borrowers Rate. Emyvale District Credit Union Limited are offering a Special 5.9% Loan Interest Rate (6.08% APR) on First Time Loan applications from 1st February 2017 to the 30th June 2017.  This new rate is only available to First Time Borrowers  Loans are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. Emyvale district Credit Union is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.  Closing date for applications is the 30th June 2017.  Please contact the office for further details on 047 87166.

Citizen’s Information:  For all information on your Rights and Entitlements to civil and public services contact Monaghan Citizens' Information Service at 23 North Road, Monaghan.  Tel. 0761076230, email: