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The Ascension

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									                  PARISH                OF DEVENISH                                        C.L.G. ST. MOLAISE: Lotto numbers 3, 8, 17. 23. Winner of £50 was James Grainger.
The Ascension of the Lord                        16th May, 2010                            Next week £1,100
Rev. Michael McGourty P.P. Telephone 028 686 28600. (Mobile 0796 684 7831)
                   Canon Timoney. Telephone 028 686 21329.                                 QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK: What do you think of blessing with relics of saints?
                         devenishparishirvinestown.com                                     The relic of a saint is either part of the body of the saint or something such as a piece of
                              Anniversary Masses                                           clothing that came in contact with the saint’s body. Veneration is a sign of respect. Many
Sun.   May 16th        9.00am Sheila & Tommy McCrossan & Dec. Relatives.                   people find their trust in God greatly deepened when they are blessed by a relic which is a
Sun.   May 16th       10.00am Michael & Bernard McDonald, Mossfield.                       reminder of the grace and power of God shown in some saint’s life. We recall how often
Sun.   May 16th       11.30am Tom & Alice McQuaid.                                         Jesus touched people or used materials like saliva, water, bread or fish in a miraculous way.
Fri.   May 21st        8.00pm Annie & Paddy Ormsby, Makeny.                                If a healing comes about, it isn’t the relic that heals, but the power of God.
Sat.   May 22nd        8.30am Eddie & Elizabeth Quinn.
Sat.   May 22nd       11.00am First Holy Communion.                                        SEEING LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL: (1) The Ascension
Sun.   May 23rd        9.00am Patrick, Brigid & Pat Joe McKevlin.                          meant Jesus would be with the Apostles in a different way from now on. Even though it was
Sun.   May 23rd       10.00am Whitehill, Matt Balfour.                                     painful they had to let go of His physical presence and adjust to the new reality. Have you
Sun.   May 23rd       11.30am Packie McCarron & Deceased Relatives.                        known similar transitions in your life? (2) Jesus told them they had to be witnesses from
                                                                                           now on to the good news. Have you been a witness? (3) Jesus especially said they were to
Reader 10.00am Seamus Doris.       Eucharistic Minister 8.30am Ellen Molloy.               be witnesses to forgiveness. Recall people who have been witnesses to forgiveness and
                                                                                           reconciliation.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE: Please pray for Canon Frank O’Donnell, born in
Castlederg, who died in Wales.                                                             BALLINDULLAGH TOWNLAND: The name Ballindullagh comes from the Irish Baile
                                                                                           an dubh locha meaning townland of the black lough. The two townlands of Ballindullagh
MASS TIMES: 10.00am every day except Saturday (First Holy Communion                        Inward, 220 acres, and Ballindullagh Outward 111 acres, are divided by the Tully Road.
at 11.00am) Also 8.30am except Wednesday and Friday. Mass in Whitehill on                  They became part of the Irvine Estate after the Plantation of 1610. The 1821 census
Wednesday at 9.00am. Evening Mass in Sacred Heart on Friday at 8.00pm.                     fragment lists 16 families in Ballindullagh with a population of 89. (We don’t know if this
                                                                                           was one or both townlands). There were 3 Hetherington families and 7 Ramsey families as
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT FOR ADORATION on                                       well as Charleton, Tate, Black, Martial, Ingrum, Irvine and McCaffrey. Most were farmers,
Friday 10.30 – 12.30pm. Please put names on list.                                          weavers and flax spinners. The population of Ballindullagh Inward was 156 in 1841 and
                                                                                           dropped to 91 after the famine in 1851 while Ballindullagh Outward’s population of 61 only
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated on Saturday, May 22nd at 11.00am.                  dropped 1. Griffith’s Valuation of 1862 named 6 tenant farmers, Hetherington, Meldrum,
                                                                                           Ramsey, Irwin, Armstrong and Ingram in Ballindullagh Inward whose farms ranged from 39
CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEETING for every parish in the Diocese                         to 5 acres. 14 acres belonging to the Irvine Estate was described as ‘turbary’ which means it
in Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, on Thursday 8.00pm.                                     was peat cutting. In Ballindullagh Outward there were also 6 tenant farmers, Ramsey,
                                                                                           Crowe, McCaffrey, Henderson, Blakely and Jervis whose farms ranged from 28 acres to less
CHRISTIAN AID COUNTING takes place in The Arc on Tuesday at 7.15pm. If                     than 1 acre. The 1909 census lists 6 farming families and 1 agricultural labourer’s family in
you cannot be there please leave your envelope with Bertie Henry in S. D. Kells.           Ballindullagh Inward with a total population of 33. They were all Church of Ireland,
                                                                                           Methodist and Presbyterian. There were 2 Armstrong families as well as Creighton, Ginn,
ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE, ENNISKILLEN has asked us to let parents of P.6                      Glen, Palmer and McCutcheon. By 1911 the McCutcheon’s were no longer living there and
Boys know of an Entrance Test. An Information Evening will be held on Thursday,            their house was unoccupied. The Crowe family made up the whole population of 6 people
May 20th at 7.30pm in the College Assembly Hall. Enquiries to 028 66 322935.               living in Ballindullagh Outward in the 1901 census, and by the 1911 census there were just
                                                                                           4. To find out more about Ballindullagh or your own townland go to www.fermanagh-
KNOCKNAGOR PRIMARY SCHOOL’S Seventy-fifth Anniversary Celebrations                         gold.com/search
will take place on Friday, 11th June beginning at 6.30pm. The next meeting of the
Planning Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 18th May at 7.30pm in the school canteen.     CHILDREN’S CORNER: A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him
Parents of pupils currently enrolled, past pupils and all who feel they could support or   something. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the
help in any way are welcome.                                                               pavement, and stopped centimetres from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet
                                                                                           in the cab, then the driver said, ‘Look mister, don’t ever do that again. You scared the
EWTN: Good Morning Jesus – Dana with school children, May 18th 4.00pm.                     daylights out of me.’ The passenger apologised and said he didn’t realize that a little tap
John Paul 11 – May 16th 4.30pm. Lives of the Saints – May 20th 10.30am and 7.30pm.         could scare him so much. The driver replied ‘Sorry. It’s not your fault. Today is my first
Living the Scriptures – May 22nd 5.00pm.                                                   day as a cab driver. I’ve been driving hearses for the last 25 years.’

								
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