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Donagh Parish

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 - December 17th


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 16th December 7.00pm

Sunday 17th December 10.00am

Monday 18th December 7.30pm No Mass this evening.

Saturday 23rd December 7.00pm  

Sunday 24th December 10.00am

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

Sunday 17th December 11.30am

Thursday 21st December 7.30pm      First Anniv:  Plunket McKenna, Oriel Park.  Also Yvette McKenna, Toronto, Canada.

Friday 22nd December 7.30pm         Anniv:  Brenda Lalor, nee Sherry, Derry. Also Jimmie Sherry, Drumgeeney.

                                                      Anniv: James & Molly Treanor, Toneysilloga.

                                                      Anniv:  Kay Treanor, Drumgarron.

Sunday 24th December 11.30am

Donagh Oratory:

Tuesday 19th December 10.00am      Anniv:  Benny McKenna, Derrygasson Lower.

Wed 20th December  10.00am

Thursday 21st December 10.00am

The Holy Rosary on Thursday after 10.00am mass.


Eucharistic Ministers:

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 23rd December (Vigil)     Nancy Murphy, Mark Slowey.

Sunday 24th December (10am)    Pat Holland, Jemma Corley

Christmas Eve 7pm        Carmel Duffy, Siobhan McQuaid.

Christmas Day 10am      Gerard McQuillan, Paddy McQuaid.

St. Patrick’s:

Sunday 24th Dec (11.30am)         Margaret Hackett, Regina Mohan Coyle, Mary Sherry.

Christmas Eve 7pm              Kathleen O’Brien, Catherine McKenna, Paddy Rafferty.

Christmas Day 11.30am     Margaret McKenna, Michael McCarron, Maisie Rooney  


Prayers of the faithful
We now offer our prayers in a spirit of joy, giving thanks to God, who comes close to us at Christmas.
As we listen to John the Baptist we pray that Christ, the light of the world, will brighten many lives this Christmas.
Lord, hear us.
We pray that Christ will be born in the world this Christmas, bringing good news to the poor, binding up hearts that are    broken, freeing those who are captive.  Lord, hear us.
We pray that Christ will be born in each of our hearts this Christmas, helping us to rejoice and to be happy.  Lord, hear us.
We reach out in our prayer to think of people for whom Christmas is not a happy time or a time they look forward to.  Lord, hear us.
We pray for our brothers and sisters who have died.  May they glorify the Lord for ever.  Lord, hear us.
As we offer our prayers, we ask you, O God, to keep us safe and blameless - spirit, body and soul - for the      coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end.

Recently deceased:  Brian McCaffrey, Golan.    Sally McCarron, Tydavnet.  Paul McElmeel, Carrickroe.   Eilish Mulligan, Monaghan.  Rev. Fr. Joe McCluskey.    Fr John Leahy, Ballybay. Jim Grimley, Armagh.

Christmas Mass times for Donagh
Christmas Eve:                                  Christmas Day:

St Mary’s  7.00pm                           St Mary’s  10.00am

St. Patrick’s 7.00pm                        St Patrick’s  11.30am

Confessions for Christmas

After 7pm Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s on Saturday 23rd December.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PETITION BOX: In common with all  other parishes across Ireland, all families in this parish are invited to write down their petitions and prayers and place them in a special petition box.  The Family Petition Box will be in Donagh Oratory from Monday 18th until Friday 22nd December.   All petitions will be prayed for by religious communities across Ireland and brought to the Final Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on 26th August next, at which, we hope, Pope Francis will preside. The Family Petition is one of the many ways in which families can be really involved in the celebration of this great event.

Brother Kevin's Capuchin Day Centre Fundraiser
Marie Colleran, together with her family, wishes to sincerely thank everyone who so generously donated to the recent Doughnut Day fundraiser. The total amount raised was an astonishing €3,460.60. This amount was presented personally to Brother Kevin at the Capuchin Day  Centre in Dublin on Tuesday the 12th December. A special thanks also to all those who helped on the day serving tea / coffee and snacks. All of the expenses incurred for the event were sponsored. Thanks again to everybody for what was a brilliant success.

Crisis in Democracy in Ireland - conference in The Four Seasons Hotel this Sunday 17th December 2-6p.m. re lack of representation for Christian Values in the media and politics including discussion on the proposed referendum on abortion in 2018. Guest speakers, John Waters, Fr. Marcel de la Cruz, Kathy Sinnott, Declan Ganley. Everyone concerned about protecting the right to life of the unborn welcome to attend.

Annual Eucharistic Healing Retreat: Led by Eddie Stones & Fr Bill Keogh. Venue; Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Starts Friday 12th to Sunday 14th January 2018. All Welcome.  For details contact 087 784 7304, 087 9432846,  087 2508043.

Donagh Development Association:  Committee delighted with compliments from walkers & clubs how well walkway & car park looking so tidy. Christmas swim coming up in 49th year. Plaque will be displayed in memory of the late Bennie Mc Kenna, scout master, who was involved in Christmas swim to raise funds for many charities over the years. Event will be documented by & murphy video before the swim. Formerscouts are welcome to come for the photo shoot.  
Phase 1 works at Emy lake involvedfollowing:  car-park tarmac, two new signs erected, wooden fence erected, disabled picnic bench in place and flower bed replanted, 2 new bins. Donagh Development would like to thank Monaghan County Council for all of their assistance in this project.  Also we would like to extend our thanks to the Community Employment workers who maintained the pathway and kept them free of leaves, and also the public for supporting us during the year. Phase 2 starts in 2018. Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

The Jolly Joggers 9th annual 10k and 6k run in aid of Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support will take place on New Years Day in Emyvale. Registration in Monaghan Shopping Centre on:  Saturday December 30th from 10am - 4 pm; Sunday December 31st from 12noon - 4pm; New Years Day in Emyvale Leisure Centre from 10 am -11 30 am.  

T shirts for first 700 entries.  Cash prizes for first three males and females.  Run will be chip timed.


Emyvale Tidy Towns: would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our community for their support throughout 2017.  Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Christmas Concert in aid of Crocus: in The Westenra Arms Hotel on 28th December at 8pm. Featuring The Clara Rose Band, Lowlight Gathering, Aisling McCormilla and Aiden Clerkin.

Beginners Piano Lessons:  Call Emily on 087 383 6103 for more details.

Monaghan Sub Aqua Search & Recovery Unit: are having their annual church-gate collection this weekend 16th/17th December  at St. Mary’s, Glennan and St. Patrick’s, Corracrin.  Please support.