Next stop Botha for Fr Ben’s mission

Fr Ben Hughes


THE parish of Botha, which takes in Derrygonnelly, Boho and Monea, welcomes Fr Ben Hughes for a six-day Mission that runs from Sunday 2nd November – Friday 7th November.

Fr Ben, who was ordained for the diocese of Clogher, is now a full-time Mission/Retreat facilitator based in Dublin. Just recently, he has conducted successful Missions in Knockninny (Derrylin and Teemore) and in Aghavea / Aughentaine (Brookeborough, Coonian and Fivemiletown).
His Botha Mission starts on Sunday 2nd November with an opening ceremony at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly.


There will be 7am Masses each morning in Derrygonnelly, Monday-Friday inclusive and, on Monday 3rd November, there is also a 10am Mass in Church of Immaculate Conception, Monea.
Also that day, Fr Ben and Fr Jimmy McPhillips, PP, will visit the housebound in Boho and Monea.
That evening, at 7.30pm, there is a Mission Liturgy in Derrygonnelly, and likewise at 7.30pm every evening, including Friday when the close of the Mission will take place.

On Tuesday 4th November, in addition to the two Masses, at 7am in Derrygonnelly and 10am in Monea, the housebound in Derrygonnelly will be visited.

That evening, at 7.30pm, there is Mission Liturgy in Derrygonnelly.
The programme for the remainder of the week is:

Wednesday 5th November
7am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly;
10am Mass in St. Patrick’s, with the children from St. Patrick’s P.S. participating;
7.30pm Eucharistic Service of Healing in Derrygonnelly.
Thursday 6th November
7am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly;
10am Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Boho with children from Killyhommon P.S. participating;
7.30pm Reconciliation Service in Derrygonnelly.

On Friday 7th November, the final day of the Mission, there is the usual 7am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly, with the 10am Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Boho.

Then, at 7.30pm, there is the closing Ceremony in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly, followed at
9pm by a community gathering in Derrygonnelly Community Centre.

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