Welcome to the parish of Knockninny. Knockninny parish has two churchs St Ninnidh’s Derrylin and St Mary’s Temore. The parish gets its name of the the 6th century saint Ninidh.

St. Ninnidh is regarded as one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is associated with shores of Lough Erne and particularly the island of Inishmacsaint and the parish of Knockninny (derived from the Irish: Cnoc Ninnidh, meaning The Hill of Ninnidh).

Ninnidh was born in County Donegal, a grandson of Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland. He was educated under St. Finian at Clonard. In 530 AD Ninnidh held a 40-day fast on Knockninny Hill, during the period of Lent.

When dying, St. Brigid was attended to by Ninnidh, who afterwards became known as “Ninnidh of the clean hand” because he supposedly had his right hand encased with a metal covering to prevent it being defiled after administering the last rites to Ireland’s patroness.

St. Ninnidh’s feast day is the 18th of January. St. Ninnidh’s well is situated at Knockninny Quay on the shores of Upper Lough Erne and is reputed to have curative properties for eye ailments. In William Henry‘s Upper Lough Erne in 1739 the well was described as a chief curiosity, “being a plentiful foundation of pure water, having a clearance and coolness scarce to be met with. It was at that time a popular spot for boatspeople to retire to for their entertainments for which and around it are arranged benches of sod and over it a shade of aquatic trees”.

St. Ninnidh’s bell, traditionally presented to Ninnidh by St. Senach of Derrybrusk, was kept in Knockninny parish in the 17th century. It was at Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh until 1877, when it was sold at auction to Robert Day of Cork (who sketched the drawing to right). When Day’s collection was sold in 1913, this bell was not part of the sale. Although for some time it was identified with a bell in the National Museum of Edinburgh (probably St. Ninian’s Bell, formerly from the collection of John Bell), the location of St. Ninnidh’s Bell is presently unknown.

Local News

Visitation of the sick and housebound on Wednesday from the Church Cross
Mass Times: Wednesday & Friday 8pm Sunday 9.45am
Holy Hour Wednesday 8pm to 9pm.

Sunday 29th June > Cemetry Sunday. Introduction - Sian Barrett.First Reading & Psalm - Pauric Rice. Second Reading & Gospel Acclamation - Grainne McCaffrey. Prayers Of The Faithful - Laura Burke. Gifts - Cian Murphy / Oonagh Murray. Personal Prayer - Hannah Cassidy.
Sunday 6th July. First Reading & Psalm - Stephanie Gunn. Second Reading & Gospel Acclamation - Maeve McManus. Gifts - Kelly McAdam & Aine Donohoe. Personal Prayer - Cara Wardman.
Collectors for July: Michael McAvinue & Hubert McCaffrey
Eucharistic Ministers for July: Carmel McCaffrey & Margaret Woods
Altar Society for July: Patricia Cassidy & Carmel McBarron.
BAPTISM PROGRAMME: Parents should contact their priest for a pack. The next programme Wednesday 9th July in St Mary’s Church Teemore at 8pm

St Ninnidh’s Branch of St Vincent de Paul - Contact number 077 38837948

Blessing of the Graves in Derrylin on Sunday 6th July at 5.30pm.
Blessing of the Graves in Callowhill Sunday 3rd August after 11.15am Mass

Pope’s Collection is due at this time. Please use the envelope in your dues box.

Triduum of prayer to mark the year of the Holy Name of Jesus on Friday 11th 8pm, Saturday 12th 8pm & Sunday 13th 11.30am in St Mary’s Church Staghall.
Clachan Court: Coffee Morning continues this Tuesday, and we will soon be taking numbers for our forthcoming outings
Chiropodist Jayne Orr next date Tuesday 1st July for an appointment ring 07970533064.

Teemore Women’s Group One Night Short Break 26th/27thAug staying at Yeats Country House Hotel Rosses Point.Conducted Tour of Lissadell House & Grounds, Visit to Yeats Grave Drumcliff, Cruise On Lake Isle Of Innisfree + Visit to Parkes Castle. Shopping in Sligo. Coffee Stop on Route + Meal on Return. E175pps. Single Supplement will apply. E50 Deposit by Friday 4th July. Bookings may be made in the Charity Shop Derrylin. Contact 67748710. This Tour Will Be Facilitated By Cuilcagh Tours.

Aughakillymaude Centre Usual Music Session Saturday 5th July Starting at 9.30pm.
Walking Club: Tuesday 7pm & Sunday 3pm from Aughakillymaude Centre
Big Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall every Friday @9pm.
FUN Summer Camp Venue : St.Aidan’s High School Dates : Monday 30th June - Friday 4th July. Times : 10am until 2pm Activities : Gaelic, Soccer, Basketball, Arts and crafts, Rounders, Fun Games. To register your child contact John on 07808523959.

Derrylin/Teemore Ladies Football Club Thanks to everyone who helped make our cake sale in Derrylin last Sunday a success. To those who baked, made donations or helped in any way thank you. Please return all quiz sheets on or before Monday 30th June to any committee member. Many thanks for your support.

Derrylin O’Connels GFC
Derrylin O’Connell’s would like to congratulate St. Ninnidh’s P.S. on winning the Division one Cumman Na mbunscol football league. The team included Niall McGovern, Joseph Lunney, Michal Prusakiewicz, Ronan McCaffrey, Padraic Owens, Cathair Leonard, Josh Smith, Kyle Prior, Danny Collins, Oisin Cassidy, Ben Martin, Diarmuid Owens. Cory Smith, Marc Lynam, Daniel Malanaphy, Conaill Boyle, Michael Clarke. A big thank you to Niall McElroy for all his hard work in preparing the team. A great success for the young players of our club.
Lotto: 9 19 25 27 No winner. £20 Christina Wilson Newtownbutler £10 Jarleth Prior Fortlee Eunan Maguire Aughakillymaude Paul McManus Aughakillymaude
Jackpot £2800. Lotto Team for July Mary Winterson, Gerry McManu, Peadar McGovern, Fintan McGovern.
7 Aside Football Tournament Bellanaleck-Derrylin-Kinawley-Teemore Sunday 6th July. Throw in at 12.30. Sports day at a later date.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Senior: Home game against Erne Gaels this Sunday 29th June at 3:30pm. Can James Drumm, Frank Drumm and Mickey McBarron help as officials if available.
Youth: Anyone wishing to attend this year's summer camp running from Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th July needs to submit an application form ASAP. Minor Training continues as pre-arranged.
Lotto update: 23rd June: 5,6,19,20. £10s went to Michael Curran and Oliver Cosgrove. Jackpot is £5000.
Sympathies: The club would like to extend sympathies to the Davis family on the passing of George Davis and to the Drumm / Hughes family on the passing of Anna Drumm. May they Rest In Peace.

‘Rally for Life! Come and join thousands of concerned citizens as we stand up for life and make our voices heard for mothers and their unborn children. Together let's help keep Ireland abortion free. Saturday, July 5th, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, BELFAST @2pm. For further information please phone 01 8730465’.

“Border Roads to Memories & Reconciliation” We are interested in border residents who would be willing to record an interview about their experiences on video, audio or have their story transcribed. We are also looking for any photographs, newspaper articles or video footage relating to the border road closures. The projects aims to safeguard the narrative of this period of the Troubles and create a knowledge based legacy of this part of our history. We are holding an information day in St Ninnidhs Hall, Derrylin on Wednesday 2 July 2014 from 10am to 12noon.

Night with the Stars Monday 14th July in Kinawley Community Centre starting at 9.30pm. Adm. £10

29th June 2014
St Peter and St Paul Apostles

Places you would rather not go

Today we celebrate the two founders of the Christian church, Peter and Paul, in some ways not ideal disciples. Peter, originally Simon, was the fisherman who made many mistakes along the way including denying Jesus, but became the ‘rock’ upon which Jesus built his church. Paul, formerly Saul, turned from persecuting Christians into the greatest missionary and theologian in the early Church. The Gospel we hear today tells us something about this discipleship to which Peter and Paul were called. It is not easy, and it is not always what we would expect. Jesus tells Peter: ‘When you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.’ We are told that Jesus is indicating how Peter is to die. Yet his next words are still an invitation: ‘Follow me.’ Peter is left in no doubt that discipleship will not be a bed of roses. He will not be able to ‘walk where he likes’ and do his own thing. Following Jesus is going to take him to places he would rather not go. If Simon or Saul had known what was ahead, would they have taken the path they did? So it is with our lives. We never know what is around the next corner and what we may have to deal with, whether illness, loss or the many other obstacles that can come our way. The twists and turns of life may indeed bring us where we would rather not go. But we are called to follow Jesus, and trust that he has a plan for us.

Mass for the Polish Community Sunday 27th July in St Ninnidh’s Church Derrylin at 1.00pm.

Lough Derg ~ A Unique Place of Pilgrimage
Three Day Pilgrimage from Friday, 30th May until Wednesday, 13th August €70, student discount 15%, concessions for seniors and groups. To make a booking or for more details; Tel 071 9861518 (from NI 028 68632391)
One Day Retreats August 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th & 31st, September: 2nd, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th & 21st.One Day Retreat: €40, concessions for groups Email: info@loughderg.org www.loughderg.org

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly
(25-26th October 2014)
(Everyone is asked to pray this prayer daily for the success of the Assembly)

Most Holy Trinity, we long to share your life of communion and grace.
Father, you so loved the world that you gave us your Son.
Christ Jesus, you emptied yourself for us on the cross and restored us to new life.
Holy Spirit, you have been poured out on us to enliven our hearts and minds.
As our diocese prepares to meet in Assembly, open the hearts of all people of good will to receive the joy of the Gospel, so that we may all walk together, build the kingdom and profess our faith in the one God who is Father, Son and Spirit now and forever. Amen.
St Patrick, pray for us. St. Felim, pray for us.

V. Rev. Fintan McKiernan PP
Parochial House
56 Main Street
Co. Fermanagh
BT92 9LA
Phone:028 677 48315
E.mail: derrylin@kilmorediocese.ie

Mass Times Derrylin

Weekdays: Monday – Friday 10.00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 8.00pm
Sunday: 11.15am
Holy Day: (Vigil) 8.00pm
Holy Day: 10.00am

Mass Times Teemore

Wednesday: 8.00pm
Friday: 8.00pm
Sunday: 9.45am
Holy Day: 8.00pm

Credit Union:
As A result of the recent member opinion survey the Credit Union has revised the office opening hours to better
suit the majority of members, as follows
:Mon : Closed
Tues : 10am - 2pm
Wed : 5pm - 7pm
Thurs : Closed
Fri : 10am - 7pm
Sat : 10am - 2pm
Members are reminded that lodgements can be made by Standing Order also.
Contact 02867742888 or
New members are always welcome.

Big Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall every Friday @9pm.

Derrylin CCE 'Ceol na Manach' are a young group of traditional musicians from Derrylin, Derrygonnelly & Belleek. They will be launching their DVD which was filmed at a sellout concert in the Ardhowen Theatre. Everyome is welcome to come along and listen to these fine young musicians perform on Saturday night 22nd March in Aughakillymaude. Tea will be served.