Thought for the Week
The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus!  No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish to catch a glimpse of the Lord!  Immense is the grandeur of the Lord! Immense is the grandeur and dignity of the priest!- Saint John Paul II

Parish Newsletter for the Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Sunday 18th October 2020

Mass Times: St. Colmcille’s, /St  Patrick’s 

  • Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass (St Colmcille’s Church)
  • Sunday 10.30am  (St. Colmcille’s Church)
  • Sunday 12 noon (St. Patrick’s Church)
  • Weekdays 10.00am (St Colmcille’s Church)
  • Rosary Sunday to Friday: 7pm
  • All on Live Stream via the parish Facebook Page or Website parishofdrumcliffandmaugherow
  • Our Churches remain open, so visit and pray When visiting please follow the guidelines regarding Social  Distancing  and Sanitising

Our Dead

We Remember and Pray for those who died recently and those whose  Anniversaries occur at this time

  • Sat  –  Winnie Regan (Months Mind)  & Francis Regan
  • Sun –  Pat Mc Donagh,Brendan Currid
  • Thurs –  Annie Harkin
  • Sat –  Sean Chrystal

Christ Continues to Call – Bishop Kevin Doran – Discipleship and Mission In Changing Times  (Pastoral Letter 2020)

I believe, without question, that Jesus Christ continues to call people to priesthood. The difficulty is that, with all the other distractions there are in modern life, relatively few people seem able to hear His call. The question then – and it is a question for all of us, not just for the Bishop – is this: “how can we, as individuals and as a community, create spaces for listening? How can we cooperate with the intention of Jesus, that we would have enough priests in the future, so that we can continue to draw life from the Eucharist and the other Sacraments?”

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP: OFFERINGS FOR SUNDAY  11th October 2020:     €1000.00 Thank you for your generosity.

Caring For Our Common Home Online Conversation, 

7.30 – 8.30 pm,  Tuesdays 20th & 27th October.  See for more details.   All welcome.

Care at the End of Life – Pastoral Message

“We want to say very clearly that there is no such thing as a life without value. We hope to be a voice for those who, in a time of vulnerability, feel that they have no voice. We ask   people to consider the manner in which assisted suicide and euthanasia undermines the whole ethos of healthcare. Doctors and nurses are called to be advocates for life and should never be required to assist in any way in the deliberate ending of life. We invite you to join us in prayer for those who, at this time, are coming to terms with a diagnosis of     terminal illness, that they may have the blessing of a community of compassion and care”. Read the Irish Catholic Bishops’ pastoral message on end of life care in full on

Try Alpha!  An On-line Alpha Course for Adults – Alpha is designed to help participants discover the basics of our Christian faith and grow in a deeper personal relationship with God. The Diocese of Elphin will be running an ON-LINE Alpha Course beginning Monday 2nd November at 8pm.  The course, which is free of charge, will continue each Monday at 8pm, for 10 weeks, allowing for a 3 week break over the Christmas & New Year.  Each weekly session will last for a maximum of 1 hour.  Those who are interested should register with Frank McGuinness on or David Muldowney on before 1st November. Please search YouTube with “alpha course trailer 2020” for the promotional video and overview of the course.  Ideally you will need access to a computer, laptop or iPad (or equivalent). The course will be delivered via Zoom. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us should you have any queries or require help with getting Zoom up and running in advance of our first Alpha session.  Why not join us from the comfort of your own living room!

Syrian Refugee Blanket appeal:  For more info see

Our Lady Star of the Sea Oratory, Mullaghmore

7th November & 5th December – Our Lady Star of the Sea Oratory, Mullaghmore Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament & The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available in Our Lady Star Of The Sea Oratory, Mullaghmore from 11am – 1pm on the First Saturday of every month until further notice.  Level-2 COVID-19 Restrictions are in place and those  attending are asked to please respect all applicable safety measures.   All enquiries to Frank on 087 9880690.  Note: This event will only take place if the Mullaghmore area is at Level 2 or lower of  Covid-19 restrictions.

Adult Retreat Day, Ballinasloe

Healing Through the Sacraments with Eddie Stones & Frank McGuinness

  • Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November.  Open to those who book in for residential stay only.  Numbers very limited.  Cost for full board for weekend with retreat is €160 per person.  Enquiries to Louise or Frank on 071 9176722

Healing The Family Tree Retreats with Fr. Brendan Walsh & Eileen King

  • Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd November and Friday 11th – Sunday 13th December.  Open to those who book in for residential stay only.  Numbers very limited for each weekend.  Cost for full board for each weekend with retreat is €180 per person.  Enquiries to Louise or Frank on 071 9176722

Contact Details:  

Parish Phone Numbers – 071 9142779               Mobile 087 2457011.                         

Parish Newsletter for the Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Sunday 18th October 2020