Fr Frank McManus PP Tel: 028 686 31315
Parish Office Tel: 028 686 29062​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: Helpline no 07864726536​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Sunday 23rd June 2024​​​​​​​​​
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time​​​​​​​

If you are remaining at home you can join in at the times outlined below on Livestream or listen on Parish Radio CB Channel 37 if you are local. 
CHANGES IN MASS SCHEDULE: Because Fr McManus and Fr Flynn have to be available to cover weekend masses in the Parish of Inish Muire Samh (Belleek, Garrison) we have reverted to the summer schedule of masses in Lettercran and Montiagh. This means that there will be Masses in Lettercran on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of each month and in Montiagh on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.

 CAELIACS WELCOME:  Culmaine Parish has Gluten Free Hosts, anyone requiring these please let Fr McManus or the sacristans know before Mass. 
40 HOURS ADORATION, to honour the Body and Blood of Christ (although the feast day is past), is scheduled in St. Joseph's for Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 22nd - 25th June. Those wishing to provide hourly cover, please enter your name against the hour(s) you intend to be present, on the schedules provided at the church doors. Many thanks to all, in anticipation, as coverage at all times for the entire scheduled period is paramount. Of course, everyone is welcome to drop in at any time during this time to be with Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. To that end, adoration times will be posted prior to the event.
DEVOTIONS: ROSARY AND DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET: Each evening in St Joseph’s Church, Ederney: Sunday – Friday at 6.30pm and on Saturday at 5pm everyone welcome.

READER FOR  JUNE: Gerry McLaughlin.  
COLLECTORS: Gerry and Alice Walsh's Family. 

Sundays: Nick & Eileen Young; 
Mondays:  Paul Mc Cauley; 
Tuesdays: Collette Maguire; 
Wednesdays: Ursula Monaghan & Jackie McHugh; 
Fridays: Carmel Maguire. 

LEGION OF MARY MEETING: There will be a Legion of Mary Meeting every Monday at 8pm;  new members welcome​​​​​​​ 

BAPTISMS: Because Fr McManus now has commitments in Belleek & Garrison it will only be possible from 1st April to have baptisms in Ederney on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. We will also be returning to having more than one family for baptism ceremonies. Also at least one week's notice is required when booking a baptism.

HOSPITAL VISITS: If a parishioner is in hospital or a care home and would like a visit from Fr McManus, please either contact him directly yourself or have a family member or a friend contact him. Very often patients find that a visit from their local pastor is very beneficial.  

READING AT WEEKDAY MASSES: We are seeking volunteers to read at weekday masses. If interested, please contact Fr McManus. 

 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 5-10 July 2024 Led by Bishop Larry Duffy, Bishop of Clogher. For booking, please contact Mr. John Heuston, Gave, Macknagh, Crom Road, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh. Tel: South 048 67724329/North 028 67724329. Outstanding balances to be paid by Friday 10th June – please forward payment to the Pilgrimage Secretary. If you wish to travel in the Assisted Pilgrim section of the Diocesan Pilgrimage, special application forms are available from the Pilgrimage Secretary. For further information visit

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 '𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗜' 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲𝘀 – 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲 – 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆.
One in four people suffer from depression in their lifetime. AWARE NI works exclusively for those with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. AWARE’s mission is to create a future where everyone can talk openly about their mental health, access the services appropriate to their needs and develop the skills and knowledge to maintain positive mental health.
The Midsummer Walk (Three Churches Walk) in aid of the mental health charity ‘Aware NI’ is scheduled for Saturday 29th June 2024 - the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The Walk will commence at St. Mary's Church, Bannagh (leaving at 9.00am) via St. Patrick's Church, Montiagh (stopping briefly) and finishing at St. Joseph's Church, Ederney.
Refreshments: St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Ederney on completion of the Walk.
About the route - If 14km (9 miles) is too daunting, you can register for one of the two stages:
• Stage 1: - St. Mary’s Church, Bannagh to St. Patrick’s Church, Montiagh which is 6.7km (4.2 miles)
• Stage 2: - St. Patrick’s, Montiagh to St. Joseph’s Church which is 7.7km (4.8 miles)
The 9-mile route will take approximately 3 hours to complete. See posters at church doors, the Parish of Culmaine web page and social media for route map, etc. For insurance purposes, please register in advance with John Calgie at or 02868631177.

Sunday 16th June 
Clogher don Oige Coffee Morning: £1043; 
Weekly: £940.
Thank you for all your contributions. 
PARISH ENVELOPES FOR 2024/2025:  We thank all who helped update the parish lists and those who helped distribute the new boxes of envelopes.  Every Catholic household that we know of will receive a box of envelopes. We could save quite an amount of money by reducing the number of boxes, but it is still important to let everyone know that whatever contribution they can make to the parish is welcome. A growing number of people are now using the standing order option and parishioners are welcome to use that option. The forms for this are available in the Churches. If you are paying tax and not already signed up for Gift Aid, please consider doing so. By doing so the parish can claim from HRMC 20% of your contribution and this can help parish finances greatly. Again, the forms for Gift Aid are available in the Church. If you are already on Gift Aid, there is no need to reapply.  If anyone doesn’t receive a box and would like to do so, please contact  Fr McManus. 

Envelopes and contributions can also be made through the letterbox of the Parish Centre. This is quite safe because the Parish Centre has both an alarm that is always active when there is no-one in the building and CCTV cameras covering all approaches to the Centre, especially the front door. The basket attached inside of the letterbox is regularly checked and all donations are moved to the safe where they are kept until they are counted and banked. Please do not leave any contributions in the Church outside of mass times or in the Priest’s House
We ask people to use the different colours of the envelopes as much as possible as these are for different funds. Putting all the money into one envelope means that money has to be allocated only to the fund indicated on the envelope.  If anyone has not got a box of envelopes or is new to the parish, please contact Fr McManus. All sterling cheques must be made payable to either Culmaine Parish Church Covenant Account or Culmaine Parish Church Development Account. If you wish to donate to a specific fund such as Trocaire please write the name of the fund on the back of the cheque. Please make Euro cheques payable to Culmaine Parish Account.
A standing order form can be downloaded below;
GIFT AID: We strongly urge people to use the parish envelopes/standing orders and sign up for Gift Aid. In doing so you will be increasing your contribution by 20% without any extra cost or inconvenience to yourself, or your family or your business. This would be of immense benefit to the parish.
We have submitted our Gift aid claim which is a total of £12,907.64. 
Thank you for your support.  
You may have heard of Gift Aid before but not really understood what it is or how it could benefit you or your Parish.  Simply put, Gift Aid is a form of tax relief that allows our parish to receive up to 25% more income than a donation made by you.  Once a donation has been made, we can then claim back the basic rate of tax from it from  the government.  The charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you have given them.  Donating through Gift Aid means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give to our parish.  It will not cost you any extra. 
If you have not submitted a Gift Aid Form to the Parish and would like to do so, forms are available at on the tables near the doors of the Church. PLEASE TAKE ONE and leave it through the Letter Box of the Parish Office. If you are already on Gift Aid, there is no need to reapply.  
You can also download and complete a Gift Aid Form below. If you prefer, you can email your completed form to
Please be assured that there is absolutely no danger regarding confidentiality in regard to your financial and tax affairs. Our parish benefits greatly from gift aid and we are very grateful to all who have submitted a form so far.
LOUGH DERG: The Lough Derg traditional Three-Day Pilgrimage  continues until August 15th. Tel. 0035371  More details can be found at, booking essential. 
FRIDAY 12th July @ 7.30pm Bannagh 
SUNDAY 14th July @ 12.00noon: Edenclaw
SUNDAY 4th August @ 2.00pm: Montiagh
FRIDAY 5th July @ 7.30pm: Lettercran  
SUNDAY 11th August: 2.15pm: Carn. 3pm: Pettigo.
A COLLECTION FOR ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIEST’S SOCIETY will be taken up after mass in St Joseph's Church Ederney on Sunday 30th June and in St Patrick's Montiagh on Sunday 14th July. Thanks to those who contributed to the house visits in the Montiagh area. A total of £84.00 was collected and will be sent to the society. 

CLOGHER DON OIGE: JOHN PAUL II AWARDS COFFEE MORNING: We the leaders and students would like to express our sincere thanks for the amazing support we received from the community, both to those who donated prizes for our draw and the amazing support on the day.  We have successfully secured the funding required to facilitate our students on their pilgrimage to Lourdes.  

LOUGH DERG Three-Day Pilgrimage continues until August 15th. More details can be found at, booking essential. 

LOUGH DERG PASTORAL PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR: Exciting career opportunity at Lough Derg! Recruitment has begun for a full-time Pastoral Programmes Coordinator. If you or someone you know might be interested in applying please contact Maureen at or see advert on for further details.

SPECIAL CLOGHER PILGRIMAGE  (Limited availability) to Fatima EX Dublin Easter 2025, 13th May 2025 Feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, 13th June 2025 for Feast of Saint Anthony, 13th October 2025 for Miracle of Sun Contact James Treacy 00353 61921470

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE 2024  will be celebrated on Sunday 28th July 2024 at Knock Shrine. Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio of Ireland, will lead the pilgrimage. There will be Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm. Pilgrimage Mass at 3pm followed by the Rosary Procession. Please see posters for further information.

MARY’S MEALS: Fr Eamonn Kelly, Parish Priest of Raphoe, together with Mary’s Meals, are now launching Step by Step to Feed the Next Child 2024. They have in the past walked to Knock Shrine to raise awareness of, and funds for, Mary’s Meals. We have walks originating in Malin (Donegal), Thurles, Cavan, the Spire (Dublin), Kilkenny, Longford, Limerick, and N Ireland. All walks go from 7 August to 15 August. We are seeking people to help us create new walks, join us for a day or half day or a few hours, collect, take a sponsor card, or promote the walk. For more information contact Eamonn Kelly (Rev), Parochial House, Convoy, Co Donegal, F93HX2R, or 0879077985.

ST THERESE INTERNATIONAL DAY  takes place on Sunday 14th July in Knock. Anointing of the Sick will take place at 2.30pm at Knock Basilica followed by Concelebrated Mass at 3pm. For details contact 089 2726765

ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE takes place in Dublin on Saturday 6th July. Make a stand to protect Ireland's unborn. Coaches will be travelling from towns across Northern Ireland. To book your seat contact 02890278484/ 07592280522 or email
Sunday: 10am Ederney Ladies v Tempo,
12 noon Pre-school, Nursery, P1 football fundamentals.
2pm Carlow Ladies v Fermanagh
Monday 7:30pm u14 Hurling Ederney v Belnaleck.
Lotto jackpot £10,000

 INFORMATION AND SUPPORT FOR BIRTH MOTHERS  - whose babies were placed for adoption may be found at or by calling the relevant section of TUSLA at +353 818 445 500 

NOT CURRENTLY WORKING OR IN FULL TIME EDUCATION? You may be eligible to avail of this free training through the REAP programme; Two Day Training on using Sounds Write Linguistic Phonics; Sounds Write Linguistic Phonics is used in local primary schools to help children learn to read and write.
The training would benefit anyone thinking of working with children or wanting to help their children learn. To find out more Apply on JotForm - 02882 246535
Enniskillen 02866326478

BE ALERT: There continues to be fraudulent scams and alerts via telephone calls, emails etc. Please continue to be aware and cautious of any unexpected activity or communication to you and to your vulnerable family members.

ACCORD  (NI) Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting people to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church; If you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage, Accord wants to hear from you! Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation programmes locally.  Contact Brenda on 02890 233002 or by email to Web:
SHARE THE GOOD NEWS : The Catholic Communications Office produces a five-story weekly magazine Sharing Good News that reports on stories associated with the Irish Bishops' Conference, activities in parishes and dioceses, and that celebrates Church life generally. If you wish to subscribe to receive Sharing Good News, please register your email address on

National Board Safeguarding Review: The Irish Bishops’ Conference, along with the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland, have commissioned consultants, RSM Ireland, to undertake a review of child safeguarding in the Catholic Church. One part of this review is to engage with survivors and victims of abuse, to seek their views on Church Safeguarding processes. Specifically, RSM would like to hear from survivors who have disclosed abuse within the last twenty years, to see what needs to be improved. For more information please contact:

BUTTON BATTERIES are particularly big, powerful lithium coin cell batteries, can badly hurt or kill a small child within 12 hours.  Know where yours are, so you can keep your children safe.​​​​​​​
LIVESTREAMING OF MASSES: any issues please contact Fr McManus or Paul Mongan.

Enniskillen Parish Lending Library: Enniskillen Parish are pleased to announce their Parish Library is now up and running.  So far, parishioners and visitors have been delighted to see such a wide variety of books available to borrow or to read in the Library along with a welcome cup of tea or coffee.  
This resource is open to all Parishes in the area.  The Lending Library is located above the Parish Shop in Hall’s Lane, Enniskillen and is open Mon - Sat 10.30am — 1.30pm. There are also copies of books available for borrowing at the back of St. Michael’s Church.  Everyone is welcome!
HSC NI ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE are the largest recruitment service for adopters and foster carers across NI.  Call 0800 0720 137 for further information

ACCORD: If you feel your relationship is in crisis or need a little guidance and feel that you and your partner could benefit from Counselling either face to face or online call us on 02890233002

 DIOCESE JUSTICE, PEACE, AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION GROUP: New Members Wanted - An appeal to parishioners in the Diocese of Clogher. If you are interested, please call 077 54494425 (Fr Joe) or contact your Parish Priest.​​​​​​​
CONNECT FERMANAGH: Don’t feel alone we are here to talk. Phone Connect Fermanagh and we can provide a friendly chat & information /help to link you to the right support & services in your area. We also welcome volunteers from all backgrounds.  Calls can be made from the comfort of your own home. Please call 02866320230;; www.

MURPHY’S ON MAIN STREET has a social group called PLOUGH ON: This is  aimed at older men in our community who were involved in farming but may now be disengaged from the normality of farming life. Plough On aims to tackle rural isolation and increase social opportunities by offering participants the chance to join our local group and connect on areas of shared interest such as farming, rural heritage, and history. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 028 6625 1412

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING SUPPORT GROUP FOR 18-30 YEAR OLDS: AWARE OVERCOMING DEPRESSION. CHANGING LIVES. This group meets every other Thursday at 7pm, The Hub, 67D Market Street, Omagh.  For information or to register, please email The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.RESPECTFULLY YOURS: Addressing social isolation and supporting social connection in Ederney and the surrounding area.  Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon in Murphy’s on Main Street Community Hub, Ederney.  Activities will include Arts and crafts; Music and entertainment; Physical and emotional well-being advice; Trips to local areas of interest; and much more….Refreshments will be served and there is no charge. It’s not too late to join.


IRISH CATHOLIC: If you are buying the Irish Catholic or any other publication in the Church, please leave the money in the Candle Shrines in front of either St Joseph’s or Our Lady’s Altars. Please do not leave money on the tables. 

SINGING AT SUNDAY MASS IN ST JOSEPH'S: Everyone is most welcome to join in with the singing either from their seat or by sitting with the core group if they wish. If anyone would like to be kept up to date with Hymn plans, sheet music or any rehearsals for special ceremonies you can text Janette 07989323409 to join the WhatsApp group.
Ederney Community Development Trust (ECDT) has launched its fundraising plan recently in St Joseph’s GAA Meeting Rooms. The plan is to provide an all-purpose modern Community Hall. This is a very ambitious project which will be of enormous benefit to all ages in our community for generations to come. 
The funding of this is planned in a three pronged strategy: 
1. Community Fundraising; 
2. Donations from grants from local Wind Farms; 
3. The establishing of a loan facility, plus interest to build over a ten year period. 
Information leaflets are available at all exits of the Churches. 
On behalf of all in the parish we wish them well with this project. 

If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern, please contact 
Martha Smyth 0044 777 5507445, 
Brendan Kelly 00353 42 9741383, 
or Anne Molloy 0044 787941 3855 or 
An Garda Síochána 00353 1 66343
PSNI 028 90650222 
TUSLA 00353 47 30475 
Western Health and Social Care Trust 028 7131 4090.

WITH YOU’ has launched an OVER 50s ALCOHOL HELPLINE which provides advice and support to individuals aged over 50, concerned others and professionals who are worried about their own or someone else’s drinking. Furthermore, our over 50s Alcohol Helpline continues to offer an enhanced service for individuals who are considering makingchanges to their alcohol use. Our enhanced service provision offers callers up to 4 additional appointments during which Helpline alcohol advisors use evidenced based interventions to support callers to achieve their goals. This service is available 7 days a week. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 12pm-8pm and 10am to 4pm atweekends. The freephone number to call is 0808 801 0750. To make an online booking for a phone call or video chat, over 50’s, concerned others and professionals can access appointments slots by visiting the With You website.

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