Weather | St Josephs Hall | Home
The Parish Parish News Schools Societies Contact Us Links

Parish NewsPilgrimagesOther EventsPast NewsSt Josephs Hall

Date : 6th July 2003

Sacred Heart Church Video
The video of the Sacred Heart Church is still available from various outlets in the town and from St Joseph's Book Shop. It would make an ideal Christmas gift for someone. Price £10.

Looking for a Religious gift?
Rosaries, Prayer Books, Medals, Certificates, etc available in St Joseph's Book Shop. Open Saturdays 10.30 am - 4pm

Mount St Columba Pastoral Centre
· Youth 2000 - Young People aged between 16-35 meet every Thursday at 8.15 pm in the Pastoral Centre to pray for the needs of the young. All young people welcome.
· Mothers Praying Together meets every Wednesday night at 8 pm.

Culmore Whist

Top Score E Curran - 153
1st Lady K McMahon - 147
2nd Lady T McGale - 141
1st Gent D Campbell - 148
2nd Gent L Donnelly - 141
Best Half J Stankard - 74
Last 3 K McCartan - 24
Draw K McMahon, E Jackson, K McMahon

Snowball this week is £90 for a score of 158 or better. All proceeds to the Apostolic Society.

Notices for Weekly Bulletin
If you wish to submit an article for this bulletin please do so, either by post to the Parish Secretary, 48 Brook Street; by fax to 8225 2149 or by email to Articles will not be accepted after the Wednesday evening Deadline. Please do not call to give articles by telephone. Notes relating to the Church and articles relating to Parish events and functions will always be given priority, and other material, such as local charity events will be accepted, space providing. We do not print advertisements for commercial or profit-making organisations.

St Joseph's Book Shop
Wise Pilgrims come to St Joseph's Book Shop and stock up with rosary beads, medals and holy water bottles, all of which are best quality and reasonably priced. Open every Saturday from 10.30 am - 4 pm.

Saints of the Day
Mon St Maelruain, bishop and abbot
Tues St Kilian, bishop and martyr
Wed St Augustine Zhao Rong, priest and companions, martyrs
Fri St Benedict, abbot, Patron of Europe

Mass Intentions
Sacred Heart Church 7.30 Mass
Tue Brendan McCrory - 1st Anniversary
Thur Josephine Dunne - Month's Mind
Fri Packie Pearson - 1st Anniversary

Drumragh Parish Draw - List of Winners of July 2003
£2,000 - Ryan Quinn, 4 Mullan Terrace. Promoter - F Quinn
£1,000 - Sally Patton, 11 Gortmore Gardens. Promoter - Rose Mullan
£500 - Dan Murray, c/o Fr Gilmore. Promoter - Fr Gilmore
£250 - J.A. Turnbull, c/o promoter. Promoter - Joan Bradley
£100 - Catherine Bradley, 1 Sperrin Close. Promoter - Fr Gilmore
£100 - Noleen McDermott, 4 Gleannan Grove. Promoter - Seamus Haigney
£100 - Emma Louise Donnelly, 27 Clontarf Drive. Promoter - Catherine McNamee
£100 - Shane O'Kane, Claudy. Promoter - Patrick McCaul
£100 - Fr Farren, 48 Brook Street. Promoter - Ethna Hill
£100 - Marian Leeper, 1 Creevanmore. Promoter - Philomena McNamee
£100 - Brian Cassidy, Dromore Glazing Co. Promoter - Kevin McCrory
£100 - Mary Logue, 46 Gortmore Gardens. Promoter - Jean McCrystal
£100 - Bernie McElholm, Richmond Park. Promoter - Kitty McMahon
£100 - Gerard McCusker, 40 Centenary Park. Promoter - Gerard McCusker
Promoter's £100 Prize - F Quinn, 19 Crocknageeragh Road, Tattykeel
Please note the next draw will take place on Tuesday 5th August.

Planning a wedding?
Why not log on to ?
You'll find details and suggestions for your big day: choosing your vows, preparing the church, choosing a ring, etc.

Room for Hire
St Joseph's Hall
For further details call Tommy on 07753 936701

Emma Kate McGlone, 53 Willowmount Park
Caleb Martin Smith, 33 Kevlin Glen

We ask prayers for the following couples who married here recently:
Claire Colton and Justin Edgar
Janet Kelly and Martin Breslin

Youth Counselling Service
Counselling Service for :
Young People 11 - 16 Years
Young Adults 16 -21 Years
Drug and Alcohol Issues
Relationships, Coping, Personal Growth, etc.
For information call The Aisling Centre on Omagh 8283 5802.

Eucharistic Ministers for July 2003
7.30 pm - Gerry Harte, Geraldine Colton, Phil Hyndman, Brigid McGarvey, Anne McCaffrey
8.30 am - Sean Rodgers, Bernadette Laird, Sinead Slevin
9.45 am - Peter McCormick, Seamus Sheridan, Shirley Norris, Maureen Miley, Mary Toal.
11 am - Willie Galbraith, Johanna Gallagher, Marie Conway, Marie Gallagher, Peter Bewers, Alice McNamee.
12.15 pm - Pauline Breen, Sheila McCusker, Mary Campbell, Liz Doran, Siobhan Taggart.
Drumragh - Niall Colgan, Anita McCarney

Funeral Lunches
Catering Supplied by Kathleen Bradley
Contact: 07880-750757

In Memoriam Cards
028 8224 5754
for Catalogue or Details.

Counters for July 2003
Dermott McCann, Brendan Cunningham, Frances Cunningham, J McDonnell, Gerard Haughey, Peter Davies, Matt Kelly, Michael McKernan, Eugene Lynam, Mary Lynam.

Collectors for July 2003
7.30 pm - Seamus Kelly, Liam Donaghy, Malachy Treanor, Thomas Logue, John Rafferty, Liam Grugan; 8.30 am - Linus Nugent, Patrick Slevin, Phil McGovern, Patrick Cleary, Sean McKenna, Colin Smith; 9.45 am - Seamus Sheridan, Eamon McClorey, Paddy McGowan, Dr Pat Oneill, Eamon Prunty ; 11 am - James Murray, James Montague, Thomas Bradley, Tony McGarvey, Kevin Gallagher; 12.15 pm - Sean Mullan, Eugene McGrade, Patrick Gallagher, Dan McSwiggan, Anthony Higgins.

Music for Church Weddings
Dates still available for your music. Contact: 8225 0537; 8224 1946; 8224 3547; 8224 5075.

Coming Soon
Dominic Kirwan In Concert
St Joseph's Hall
26th & 27th July 2003

Coffee Morning
In Aid of Local Charity, Care for Cancer, will be held on:
The Last Friday of Each Month
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Venue: Care for Cancer Information and Resource Centre, 10 Prospect Court
Please come along and bring a friend, your support will be greatly appreciated.

St Vincent de Paul - St Columba's Conference, Omagh
The annual outing to Bundoran for Senior Citizens from the Parish of Drumragh will take place on Thursday 24th July. Numbers are limited to 150. Details from the Thrift Shop, Castle Street.

House of Prayer, Achill
Pilgrimage to Our Lady, Queen of Peace House of Prayer, Achill on Friday 25th July. Bus leaves Omagh at 6.30 am. Contact Mary Rose on 8224 5631 or Marie on 8224 4349.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
20th - 27th September 2003
Flying from Knock to Mostar
(Day Flight)
Spritual Director - Fr P Boyle
Group Leader - Nora Grimes
For details contact: Mary Rose on 028 8224 5631

Amongst You
How much can you really know a person? When it comes down to it, you might know their origins, maybe their parents and siblings. Apart from profession and family, that's about it.
We are more than our lineage and abilities, and yet we seem to defer to a person's rank or status in society. Most will normally take a ticket or lecture on bad driving from a policeman. However, were a neighbour to point out our failings, rising to our lips would be the words: 'Who do you think you are?'
To which we could answer - 'A prophet', based on today's readings. We have a peculiar power over each other, particularly in families: to build or belittle; raise up or destroy; instill confidence or cripple with disbelief. When nearest isn't dearest, we can know each other too well, and take a dim view rather than a bright vision of family members.
This was true in Nazareth, where even Jesus was paralysed by a lack of faith that refused to see beyond the carpenter to the prophet. Just as true today - when we should wonder what prophetic voices we are ignoring or silencing, even in our own family.
'There is a prophet among them' (First Reading).
Fr Tom Cox - Courtesy of Intercom Magazine

Sacred Heart Church Altar Society
Members of the above society who will arrange flowers during the month of July are:-
Mrs Monica Baxter.
Anyone wishing to contact her may do so by telephoning 8224 1298.

We look forward to the Ordination of Gerard Mongan, which takes place in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry this Sunday, 6th July, at 3 pm. His First Mass is in the Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Monday 7th July at 7.30 pm. We wish him every blessing on the occasion of his ordination. Ad multos annos.

West Tyrone Feis
The West Tyrone Feis A.G.M. will take place this year on 9th September at 8.30 pm. All are welcome. Next year's Feis has been planned for 21st April until 3rd May.

Gamblers Anonymous
Ask yourself: Has my life become unmanageable because of gambling? Do I want to stop gambling?

If the answer is yes, you may suffer from a disease known as Compulsive Gambling.
There is help.
You are not alone.
You don't have to suffer.

There are meetings every Monday, commencing at 8.30 pm in the Probation Office, 11a High Street, Omagh.

Drumragh GFC
Lotto numbers were 8, 10, 13, 16. One match 3 winner - Yvonne McAleer. Next week's draw £2450 in Sally's. Reserves and Seniors are at home today to Brocogh. Reserves 2.15pm, Seniors 3.45pm.

When Dreams Are Broken
When dreams are broken things
and joy has fled,
there is Jesus.
When hope is a struggle
and Faith a fragile thread,
there is Jesus.

When grief is a shadow
and peace unknown,
there is Jesus.
When we need the assurance that
we're not alone,
there is Jesus.

St Joseph's Bookshop
St Joseph's Bookshop has a wide selection of holiday reading for all ages. This week we recommend the works of Henri Nouwen. Short reads available are:
"The Path of Power"
"The Path of Peace"
"The Path of Waiting"
"Jesus and Mary"
Each is a bargain at £2.95. The best seller "The Return of the Prodigal Son" at £10.86.
Opening hours are Saturday from 10.30 am - 4.00 pm.

N.I. Blood Transfusion Service
The next blood donation sessions will be held in the Christian Brothers School, Kevlin Road, Omagh on:
Monday 21st July 2 - 4 pm & 5.30 - 8 pm
Tuesday 22nd July 2 - 4 pm & 5.30 - 8 pm
Please come along - you could save a life.

To them - 'the little ones' - the Father is pleased to reveal what remains hidden from the wise and the learned. Jesus shares the life of the poor, from the cradle to the cross; he experiences hunger, thirst, and privation. Jesus identifies himself with the poor of every kind and makes active love toward them the condition for entering his kingdom.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 544)

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Faith by joining the Adult Studies in the Catholic Catechism, commencing in the Parish in September 2003. The closing date for enrolment is Wednesday 9th July 2003. Further details available at the Parish Office.

SVP says Thank You
Omagh SVP thank you for your warm reception of our National and Regional guests last Sunday and the McSorley Sisters for the singing at our Anniversary Mass. We were delighted by the school's participation in the Art Competition. The winners were:
Primary KS1
1st Declan McGinn (Killyclogher P.S.)
2nd Sophie McCann (Tattyreagh P.S.)
Primary KS2
1st Maria Harkin (Tattyreagh P.S.)
2nd Turlough Gallagher (Tattyreagh P.S.)
1st Ronan Duggan
2nd Sean Dolan
3rd Conor McLaughlin
(All C.B.S., Omagh)