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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 9.15am-2.15pm Closed Wednesday’s St Vincent De Paul (Donagh Parish) 085
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,
Anniv: Kay Treanor, Drumgarron.
Sunday 24th December 11.30am
Tuesday 19th December 10.00am Anniv: Benny McKenna, Derrygasson Lower.
Wed 20th December 10.00am
Thursday 21st December 10.00am
Adoration on Tuesday from 10.30am.
The Holy Rosary on Thursday after 10.00am mass.
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.
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 Priest: 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. Priest: 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
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
St Mary’s 7.00pm St Mary’s 10.00am
St. Patrick’s 7.00pm St Patrick’s 11.30am
Confessions for Christmas
10.30am –11am in Donagh Oratory on Thursday 21st December.
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 emyvale.net & 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
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.