Second Sunday of Advent 9 December 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat 8 20.00 . . .Martin Bohan, MM, McLoughra

. . . . . . . . . . . .Sean Reynolds & DFM, Drumhanny

. . . . . . . . . . . .DM McGuire Family Gortfadda & Murphy Family, Fenagh

Sun 9 10.30 . . Peter & Teresa Fitzpatrick & DFM, Main St.

. . . . . . . . . . .. Mary Ann (Cissy) Gildea (1st anniv) &

. . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick & John Patrick Gildea, Corlaskagh

Mon 10 10.00 Pro populo

Thur 13 10.00 Joe Keenan

Sat 15 20.00 . .DM Shanley Family, Meelick

. . . . . . . . . . . James Nolan (1st anniv), Treanmore

Sun 16 10.30 . Noel Wynne & DFM, Gortnalug

 

Baptism

We welcome into the Christian community Brody Brendan Turbett, s/o Enda & Ciara, Drumlara, who was baptised recently.

 

Annaduff Church Choir Christmas Carol Service

Thursday 20 th December in St. Mary’s Church, Annaduff, at 7.30pm, featuring World Class Harpist Ramona, Fr. Brendan O’Sullivan, Eimear Reynolds, flautists Rhona and Edel, Emily Gannon, Caoimhe Mooney and Annaduff National School Children Singers. Admission is €10 and there will also be Spot Prizes on the night. All proceeds to Parish Funds. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

takes place at Masses in Mohill, Gorvagh, Eslin, this weekend (December 8th / 9th). Christmas, with its extra financial burdens, can be a very stressful time for many families and individuals in difficult circumstances. Your support is vital to enable SVP to make Christmas a time to remember for everyone. Please support generously and help people in need in your local area.

 

Carol Service

in St Patrick’s Church on Tuesday 18 December at 7.30pm. We welcome you to pray and sing Carols with the children from St Manchan’s National School and the Church Choir. This is a lovely time to reflect on the Christmas story. All welcome.

 

Ceili Dancing

continues every Monday evening in Gorvagh Community Centre at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome for a night of fun and dancing.

 

Santa coming to town

Santa will arrive at Gorvagh Community Centre on Sunday 16th December at 3.30 with Rudolf and his sleigh. Children will get to see him arrive. Santa said that he has loads of presents for all the boys and girls. Lots of fun and activities for the children guaranteed

 

All Ireland Rosary Rally for Faith and Life

is taking place on 1st January 2019, Solemnity of the Mother of God, at 12 noon at Dáil Éireann, Dublin. This is to ask God through Our Lady to increase the Faith in Ireland and to protect the unborn child. To book a place on a bus from Leitrim call 086-8775036.

 

Safeguarding Message for Advent 2018

When he visited us Pope Francis spoke very movingly about the suffering and pain of those who were abused in our Church. “None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence, were separated from their mothers, and were left scarred by painful memories. This open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice”. He complimented the work of our Parish and Diocesan Safeguarding Representatives and our priests and religious who “with the help of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Church in Ireland, … have set in place a stringent set of norms aimed at ensuring the safety of young persons”. I thank all who keep these standards to the forefront of our Church activities. I thank you for your vigilance and your commitment to making our Church as safe as possible for children.

I encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact our Designated Liaison Person, Sean Leydon (087-7431649) or our Deputy Designated Liaison Person, Róisín O’Doherty (087-7057516).

Bishop Francis Duffy

 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS Luke 3:1-6

1.  The manner in which Luke identifies in detail the time when John the Baptist started his preaching shows that Luke regarded this as a historic moment. Perhaps you can recall in detail the time and the circumstances of particularly significant moments in your life?

2.  John called people to give expression to their desire for a change of heart by a symbolic baptism in the Jordan. When have you found it helpful to symbolise your desire to change for the better by some symbolic gesture, e.g., burning a packet of cigarettes, sending a card, making a phone call, etc.

3.  Behind the quotation from Isaiah lies the practice of preparing festival routes for religious celebrations. Isaiah visualises such a celebration to celebrate the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem. Can you recall a particularly memorable Advent? What happened? Think of what you can do this Advent.

 

Coffee Morning

in Mohill Family Support Centre Thursday 13th of December in aid of Domestic Violence Advocacy Support. We are also hoping to have a support worker from the service here with us on the day. This day will link with 16 days of action against domestic violence

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection …………. €1,885