FifTEENTH Sunday in Ordinary Time 16 juLY 2017

Mass Intentions
Sat 15 20.00
Sun 16 10.30
Mon 17 10.00 Pro populo
Fri 21 10.00 ...Patricia Reilly, St Patrick’s View
Sat 22 20.00.. Kristian Pat Moran (1st anniv), Drumrahill
.......................Ann Moran, Drumrahill
Sun 23 10.30 .James (Jim) McGovern & DFM
.......................May McGuinness, (1st anniv), Drumoughty

An Emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will take place in our Parish next weekend 22/23 July. Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought. Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation. Needs are enormous. Please support our appeal and help us reach more people with life-saving aid.

Lough Derg 2017

You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available countrywide. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 or

1. Jesus uses parables to make people think about their own responses to his message. As you read this parable you may recognize that at different times you have been like each of the different types of soil. As you recall times when you presented fertile soil for the Word of God, what helped you create that receptive atmosphere? What lessons for life do you get from that?
2. Parents with children, teachers with pupils, speakers with listeners, are all like sowers in a field where the preparation of the soil is up to another – the child, pupil or listener. They can sow the seed but cannot guarantee that it will bear fruit. At times there may be a temptation not to try any more. The challenge is to sow in hope. When have you been surprised by the harvest you have reaped?
3. ‘We are wasting our time here’ may sometimes be the apparent wisdom in a group. Have there been times when you have gone against this apparent wisdom and seen your efforts bear fruit?

The Priory Institute Online Theology Course
Join our supportive community and study theology by distance learning this Autumn. Application deadline September 26. See or call 01 4048124.

Walking Group
meet on Mondays at 11am outside Mohill Family Support Centre, Canon Donohoe Hall. Group is suitable for all ages & people (open to parents with prams), no dogs allowed. Great chance for social interaction and to get fresh air. To find out more call us on 086 6035977 or 071 9631253.

Mohill Sustainable Energy Community
FREE one-to-one Energy Clinics – Mohill SEC are offering FREE one-to-one Energy Clinics with an Energy Expert. This excellent opportunity to save on energy costs is available for all home, farm and business owners in the Mohill area. To book your FREE Clinic please call John on 071 9632024 or email

STOP Suicide
will be holding their AGM on Thursday 10th August @ 8pm in the Beepark Resource Centre, Manorhamilton.

Mohill Honda 50 Run
The Mohill Resources CLG Mohill Honda 50 Card draw,Lines go on sale shortly. Our 8th Annual Mohill Honda 50 Run this year on 27th August is dedicated to our loved ones who are living with Cancer, who survived Cancer or who battled with Cancer but sadly lost their lives. Shout (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit) is providing an invaluable service to patients and their relatives and are in need of funds to help with the running of their wonderful service.
We also want to help our Senior Citizens in Arus Carolan as a wonderful service is provided there too. The Patient Comfort Fund is in need of a boost due to cuts in funds.
We hope Our Honda 50 Run will be a great success as usual. If you want to help out at the Run, Sponsor us with supplies for the catering for the bikers or Donate Spot Prizes for our card raffle we would appreciate it very much. Mohill Honda 50 Card draw lines go on sale shortly at €2 per line or 3 for €5. There are wonderful prizes to be won and you will be helping out two vitally important causes. Please support!

Money Matters
Offertory Collection …………… €1,557

......The mind is like a parachute - it doesn’t work unless it’s open .......