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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 15th October

Local Notes


St. Mary's Church, Clonmany.

St. Michael's Church, Urris.

Oratory, Ballyliffin.

Fr. Jack Farrell, P.P., Tel. 76264.

Fr. Peter Devlin, C.C., Tel. 76114.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 15, 2000

When we call ourselves Christians we mean that we are followers of Our Lord, Jesus Christ and that we want to live our lives according to His Law of Love. The Law of Love is that we are to love God with our whole mind and our whole heart and our whole soul and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Our neighbour is not just the person next door, but all people all over the world near and far. It is not an easy job to do but it is well worth doing. Father, I thank you for reminding me of what I am to do. Grant that I may always pray for the gift of wisdom and put it into practise in my dealings with my neighbours.

Mass Times, Confessions, & Adoration as follows:

St. Mary's Church:


Mon. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30am.

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7 - 7:50pm.

Sat. 7- :50pm.


Mon.- Fri. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael's Church:


Mon. Wed. & Fri. 9:30am.

Sat.Vigil Mass 7pm.



Sat. 6:15pm.


Mon. - Fri. 7:30pm. - 9:30pm

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm. Sun. 10am.


Mon. - Fri. 7:30pm. - 9:30pm.

Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

Dr. on Duty: In emergency, tel. 76173.

Ante-Natal classes commencing on Wed. Oct. 18 at 7:30pm. in the Medical Centre, Cleagh. Please tel. 76173 for further details.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Gall, St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary.

Tuesday: St. Ignatius.

Wednesday: St. Luke, Evangelist.

Thursday: St. Paul of the Cross.

40 Hours Adoration will take place in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany next Sunday Oct. 22 opening after 11:30am. Mass and closing with a holy hour at 6pm.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the family and friends Owen Doherty, Tiernasligo and James Doherty, Figart, I.O.D. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,395.

Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,116. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. The annual collection for the Missions will be taken up next Sunday.

October Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Mon. 16 Michael & Cis Doherty, Letter. 7:30am.
Tues. 17 Kathleen & Jimmy Gill, Minahaw. 8:00pm.
Thurs. 19 June & Laurence Doherty, Cloontagh. 8:00pm.
Fri. 20 Evelyn Doherty, Roxtown. 9:30am.
Fri. 20 Rose & Daniel McLaughlin, Figart. 8:00pm.

Mass in St. Mary's will be offered as the Clonmany / Binion Station.

Appointment with the priest: To avoid disappointment of not seeing the priest when you call please ring the parochial house between 11am.-3pm. Mon.- Fri. to make an appointment for baptisms, marriages etc. Of course, emergency calls can be taken at any time

Derry Diocesan Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, by Most Rev. Bishop Hegarty today, Sun. Oct. 15 at 3pm. All pioneers and friends are invited to attend Annual Pioneer Dinner Dance in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Fri. Oct. 20. Tickets now available from committee members.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Caiomhe Marie Doherty McLaughlin, Beltra, Isle of Doagh and Tara Margaret Ann Mulgrew, Swilly View, Claggin, Clonmany.

Irish Language & Cultural Classes in St. Brigid's Youth Club beginning on Mon. Nov. 6 at 8pm. for a total of six weeks. For more information contact Kay, tel. 077 61376.

Halloween Competition for National School Children: Action Inishowen in conjunction with the Reading Resource Centre, Cardonagh are again holding a Halloween competition for all the National School children in Inishowen. The title of the competition is "Halloween Night". The competition is for three age groups, 4-6 year olds, will be judged on their artwork, 7-9 and 10-12 year olds will be judged on their written work. There are book token prizes for 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. place in each category. All entries can be submitted to the Reading Resource Centre at Mill Brae, Carndonagh or through your own school. Closing date Oct. 27.

As a mark of Reverence: Please come in good time for Mass and stay until the priest leaves the altar. Please co-operate with the ushers and take a seat. Please do not stand or sit on the stairs. Please do not stand in the porch.

Parochial Bingo: in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. Snowball £1,000 on 48 nos./less.

Pro-Life Campaign: With the possibility of a referendum soon it is crucial we let our politicians know the strength of feeling about abortion. There are leaflets available after Mass this weekend - please take one and write to your local politicians. Play your part to save lives. Remember every abortion results in the brutal death of a helpless baby.

Carndonagh Community School will re-open on Mon. Oct. 16.

Coffee Morning which was held in St. Mary's Hall in aid of the Foyle Hospice raised £700.

Clonmany I.C.A. President Margaret Reidy would like to thank everyone who contributed. Chernobyl Children: Host families required for three weeks in July. Please contact Sheila Rogers 077-74793 / 0868797023 by the end of October. I need to know numbers because rather than fly the children into Shannon hope to tie in with other groups and charter into Dublin. Also any host families from last year please let me know if you are taking the same children back.

I.F.A. Annual General Meeting will take place in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Oct. 16 at 8:30pm. All farmers are invited to attend.

Art and Craft Classes for over 10's in the Community Centre on Mon. Oct. 16 from 6:30pm. - 8:30pm. Please bring an old shirt to wear over your clothes.

Clan Clonmany: Flower arranging course will take place in the Day Centre on Tues. Oct. 17 at 8pm. and in the Strand Hotel on Wed. Oct. 25 at 10:30am.

Clonmany Tug-o-war Club: Tug-o-war today. Sunday. Weigh in at 12:00 Usual weights. 1st. pull at 1:30pm.

World Champions special Members Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 24 in The Ballyliffin Hotel - tickets £100 each, payable over four months. Great prizes to be won.

Sponsored Walk: A seven mile walk in aid of Clonmany National School will take place next Sun. Oct. 22 leaving Clonmany N.S. at 1pm. All adults welcome. Sponsor sheets available from Christine McGonigle, tel. 086 8954063.

Clonmany Town Renewal Committee: Meeting of those interested in the development and improvement of the town on Mon. Oct. 23 at 8pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

Adult Ceili Dancing: Classes have now re-opened in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh every Tuesday night starting at 9:15pm. sharp until 11pm. Everyone welcome.

Inishowen Computer Systems Ltd. Large selection of PC's, Scanners and Printers to suit all needs. 3 year warranty on all systems. Complete local after sales backup service by qualified computer engineer, tel. 76019. Riverside, Mindoran. Open until 10pm. each night.

Ballyliffin/Urris FÁS is now taking applications for work on Ballyliffin and Urris schemes. Contact Brian Harkin, 76498; Doris Russo, 76745 or Gráinne Walsh, 76156.

Civil Defence: First Aid classes in the Day Centre on Thurs. Oct. 19 at 8:30pm. This is a certified course and will run for ten weeks.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. 17 at 9pm.

Thinking of Computers for Christmas: Shop local - full range of computers, printers, scanners etc. - keen prices. Guaranteed home backup and delivery, repairs and service. Tel. 76309 / 086 8512716.

Chimney Sweep - Do you need your chimney cleaned this winter? Contact James tel. 76688

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning - For prompt service, tel. 61349.

Limousine Wedding Hire - keen rates, complimentary bottle of champagne, tel. 76309.


Rasheeny F.C. News:


Culdaff Res. 5 Rasheeny Res. 0


Sun. Oct. 15, Res. League: Rasheeny Res. V Greencastle Res. at 11am.

Friendly: Redcastle Utd. V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

Training in Trawbreaga Park on Wed. & Fri. at 7:30pm.

Golden Goal: Cards are currently on sale from committee members and players.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thursday night at 9pm. Book £5. Please note change of venue.

Match & Win Results Thurs. Oct. 12:

Years Drawn: 1966, 1967, 1972, 1975.

£10 winners: Stephanie & Claire Friel, Dunaff. Kevin Kelly, Dunaff. Winnie Noone, Cloontagh. Susie Doherty, Glentogher. Bridget Kelly (Jack), Letter. Jackpot this week £975.

Club's Annual Dinner Dance: Friday Nov. 3 in the Ballyliffin Hotel. Tickets available from club members or tel. Edward, 76416.

Scór na Nóg - Contact Patsy for details, tel. 76492.

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Clonmany Shamrocks 3 Cockhill 1

Bridgend Res. 0 Clonmany Res. 3


Sun. 15: Killea V Clonmany Shamrocks at 2pm.

Clonmany Res. V Cockhill Res. at 11am.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Katie Brennan, Clonmany. 2nd. Mary McDaid, Linsfort.

Indoor Market and Car Boot Sale in Clonmany Community Centre - bargains galore. Tools, home-baking, shoes, toys, books, bric-a-brac - every Saturday from 12-5pm.

Youth Club Winners, Oct. , week 36:

1st. Lizzie McGeoghegan, I.O.D.Promoters: Marie McGonigle.
2nd. Shane Doherty, Gortfad. Promoters: Mark Doherty.
3rd. Rebecca Doherty. Collon, Carndonagh.Promoters: Fiona Doherty.
4th. Damien Harkin, Glebe. Promoters: Donna & Fiona Doherty.

Mini-lotto nos. Sat. Oct. 7: 2, 3, 4, 12, 15, 23.

Winner of £100: Sean McConnellogue, Annagh. Winners of £10: Myra Harkin, Lower Glebe. Denis Doherty, Letter. Myra Harkin, Lower Glebe. Kylene Grant, Hill View Cottage, Annagh. Pat McGrearty, Killashandra, Co. Cavan.

Jackpot this week is £9,600.


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