Parish News
We Pray For...
Pilgrimages & Retreats
Prayers & Readings
Past News
Get In Touch
Christian Ambition - 29th Sunday of the Year - 18th October 2009
...Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Anyone who wants to be great among you must be the servant of all’. We often think that people are being fully accepted by us when we treat them like one of the family. And it is a lovely way to be. But the opposite is also very important to practise, namely that we would treat one another in our families the way we treat those who are visiting us. In this situation we take great care to be ready for them; we get all the best implements out for them; we prepare good food for them. And when they are gone we sometimes are relieved but more often than not we talk about the good things that we can see in them. This is also true within a parish community. We should take great care of one another, the way we would if there was a group of very special visitors coming to celebrate with us. That is how Christ wants us to be together.

Living the Sunday Liturgy


Give us strength and joy in serving you.

What difference would 'strength' and 'joy' make in your life now?

Questions for Action for the week.

For your marriage:
What do you want for yourselves as a couple this coming week?
Share this with each other.

For others:
What is your ambition for your parish at this time?
What can you do to make this come to fruition?

Sunday, 18th October, 2009

29th Sunday of the Year

Mission Sunday

First Reading Isaiah 53;10-11
By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking faults on himself.

Second Reading Acts 13:46-49
I have made you a light for the nations.

Gospel Mark 10:42-45
Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant.




St. Mary, Glennan

Monday: 7.30pm. Anniv. Eddie McElroy and all deceased members of the McElroy family.

Saturday: 7.00pm (Vigil).

Sunday 10.00am.

St. Patrick’s

Friday: 7.30pm. Anniv Vera and Gloria Corrigan, Oriel Park.

Sunday: 11.30am.

Donagh Oratory

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10.00am.


St. Mary’s:

Sat. 24th 7.00pm. Rory McCarey, Edwina McKenna, Caoimhe McKenna.

Sun.25th 10.00am. Mark McNally, Caolan McGee, Kyle Hughes.

St. Patrick’s:

Sun. 25th 11.30am. Andrea Rafferty, Ciara McCarron, Conor Griffiths, Carol Ann
Mulligan, Christopher Treanor.


Eucharistic Ministers

St. Mary’s:

Sat. 24th 7.00pm. Mary Hughes, Paul Reynolds.

Sun. 25th 10.00am. Liam Holland, Michelle McGonnell

St. Patrick’s:

Sun. 25th 11.30am. Paudie Donohue, Margaret Treanor, Marie O’Brien.





Lizzie McKenna, Emyvale.

Gerard Treanor, Clara.

Dympna Lynch, Monaghan.

Stephen Sherlock, Cootehill.


St Josephs Young Priests Society (Truagh)

...would like to extend warm thanks to the parishioners of Truagh and Donagh who attended the Healing Mass in Clara Chapel last Sunday afternoon. We thank Emily & Grania for their beautiful music and singing. Thank you to Fr. Sean Nolan, Father Hubert Martin, Father Brendan Ward and Father John Skinnader for your ministry. Thank you to Josie, Joe and John for setting up the hall and helping with refreshments after Mass.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

Annual Diocesan Retreat on Sunday 25th October, 09 in St. Michael’s College, Enniskillen, commencing at 2.30pm and ending with Mass at 5.30pm. Celebrant Fr Frank Cowl.



Congratulations to

Darren Doherty, Emyvale & Padraig McKenna, Truagh

on their recent Handball success in United States.


Drumlin Youths FC will be holding a fully supervised Halloween Disco on
Saturday the 31st of October in Emyvale Leisure Centre from 3 to 5pm.
There will be prizes for Best Halloween Costumes on the day. All ages welcome.


Do you have any old mobile phones? St. Mary's N.S. Parents' Association are asking for your help in collecting old mobile phones so they can swap with the Jack and Jill Foundation for a new Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) for the school. The children of St. Mary's N.S. will benefit enormously from the IWB which is a large computerised touch-interactive screen/whiteboard. Every mobile donated is greatly appreciated and will bring them closer to their 300 target. Collection points: McQuaid's shop, Treannor's shop, Wrights or St. Mary's N.S.




Cake Sale on today Sunday 18th October from 12-2pm at Riverbank Community Childcare,

The Enterprise Centre, Emyvale. Come along and treat yourself!

Proceeds in aid of our after-school club.




Message From Fr. Cathal Deery:

Since I was last in contact I have had a few baptisms and had my first funeral last week. Both are very similar to Ireland with a few differences where funerals are concerned. I've done a bit of traveling to various places - Dunedin, the cathedral city of the diocese, a city of more than 100,000 people about a three hour drive from here. It's on the east coast and has many fine attractions. I also spent two days in a very scenic area called the Catlins and stayed along the coast at a place called Nugget Point. Two weeks ago I had a tour around western southland which is a beautiful part of the south island. There is just one big scattered parish in this area with four churches and a combined Sunday congregation of less than 100 people. I've never yet celebrated a Sunday mass for just five people but that's the norm in one of these churches! Over the next few weeks I will return to Dunedin and then in early November I plan to spend some time in Queenstown, one of the most popular tourist areas of New Zealand.

Today (Tuesday) I was invited to speak to a local Rotary Club in the city and so I gave them something on the history of Ireland. They seemed to like it but they looked a bit lost when I began my presentation in Irish. Sensing their unease I switched to the Queen's English and they began to smile!!

Preparations are now underway for First Holy Communion which I will celebrate with 35 children on Sunday 22nd November. By the time you read this I will have had a meeting with their parents in preparation for the big day. This evening I attended a parish council meeting where many of the same issues and problems that we have in the Irish church were discussed - falling mass attendance, youth, maintenance of buildings, getting more people involved, etc.

Anyway, as you can see, life is good and who knows, I might like it too well here!

For now take care, Fr. Cathal

40 Perth Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand




PARISH OF DONAGH, Glennan, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Tel 047-87221 | Fax 047-88520