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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 10th December

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.

Second Sunday of Advent December 10, 2000

A voice cries out in the wilderness… "Prepare the way of the Lord!" John the Baptist was Jesus' first cousin. He was the last of the prophets. John prophesied that the Messiah was coming and that everyone was to get ready for this very special time. There's an old saying in Irish … "Tús maith - leath na hoibre!" which means that if we make a good start, then the job is half done! So we should make a good start now that we're at the second Sunday of Advent. If we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, then we will be really full of God's Grace at this special time!

Mass Times, Confessions, & Adoration as follows:

Wednesday of this week is the Feast of all Saints and is a Holiday of Obligation

Friday is the First Friday of the month.

St. Mary's Church:


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

Fri. 8pm. Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.

Fri. & Sat. 7 - 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 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm.

Sun. 10am.


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


Thurs. 7:45pm

Local Notes

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

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

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. John Damasus, I, Pope.
Tuesday: St. Finnian & St. Jane Frances de Chantal.
Wednesday: St. Lucy.
Thursday: St. John of the Cross.

Holy Hour: There will be a Holy Hour in the Oratory, Ballyliffin, on Sunday evening, Dec. 10 from 6 - 7pm. All are asked to make an effort to attend the Holy Hour for Advent.

Confessions for the Inishowen Deanery: Visiting priests will be hearing confessions in the Sacred Heart Church, Carndonagh, today, Sun. 10, from 2-5pm.

Parish Penitential Service will take place next Sun. Dec. 17 at 7pm.

Carndonagh Community School: Christmas Carol Service will take place in the school on Thurs. Dec. 14 at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to join with us in prayer and song to prepare for the 'Child Jesus' "Coming Among Us."

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Jake Patrick Harkin, 120 Templegrove, Buncrana Road, Derry.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,157. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,173. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Clonmany Messengers: Please return your subscription to Fr. Farrell. Adoration Room

(Crying Chapel): Parents of young children are reminded that we have a crying room with T.V. link in St. Mary's Church which allows everyone to share in the Mass without worrying about disturbing others.

Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca: Three evening retreats in preparation for Christmas on Mon. Dec. 18, Tues. Dec. 19 and Wed. Dec. 20 (7:30pm. - 10pm.) An opportunity to spend some time in quiet adoration, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and celebrate Mass. All are welcome to attend.

Action Inishowen Funding: Some houses may have been inadvertently missed when Insulation and Security Systems were being installed. If you feel that you are entitled to the same, please contact any member of S.V.P. or ring Fr. Devlin, 76114 / Eddie Shiels, 76421 / Neil McGonigle, 76249 for further information.

Courtesy of the Lord and His Sacrifice of the Mass

Please be in your seat before the priest leaves the sacristy.
Please do not stand around the door or in the porch.
Please do not sit on the stairs and obstruct the lay minister.
Please do not leave during Holy Communion.
Please stay until Mass is ended and the priest has entered the sacristy.
In all of this we depend on your co-operation and kindness in ensuring that we show respect and appreciation for the great Sacrifice of the Mass in which Christ himself is truly present and is offered on the altar for our living and our dead.

Christmas Day Swim - Leenan Beach at 10am. All proceeds go to Children's Ward and Nursery Department, Letterkenny Hospital. Your continual support and participation is greatly appreciated. Sponsor cards available from Christine McGonigle, Cross or Anne Doherty, Rasheeny, tel. 76806.

St. Vincent De Paul: A Special Christmas Collection will be taken up after all Masses this weekend, Dec. 9 & 10. Please give as generously as you can.

All Ireland Indoor Tug-0-War: Today, Sun. Dec. 10 in Clonmany Community Centre. Weigh in at 10am. First pull at 1pm. sharp. Teams from all over. 560kg. Div. 1, Div. 1, Div. 3 (men) 680kg. Div. 1, Div. 2, Div. 3 (men) Youths 540kg. Under 221's 600kg. Tea and refreshments available. Hosted by Clonmany Tug-o-war club.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting on Mon. Dec. 11 at 7:30pm. in the Boys School. Would all collectors from last year and new collectors for this year please attend. If unable to attend please contact Marie, tel. 76770 before the meeting.

CCMS - (Council for Catholic Maintained Schools) Catholic School's Week for the Jubilee Year runs from Sun. Dec. 10 - Sun. Dec. 17. The special theme this year is Catholic Education: Proclaiming The Mission.

Millennium Christmas Rhymers will visit Tiernasligo School on Sun. Dec. 10 at 4pm. and Rasheeny School at 5pm. Proceeds in aid of Inishowen Learning Disability Network. All are welcome so come along and enjoy the entertainment.

Christmas Session: Traditional night of music, song and dance in the Teach Ceoil, Clougherna, on Wed. Dec. 13 at 9pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

McGlinchey Summer School: Emigration is the theme of next year's McGlinchey Summer School. It will be held from Fri. June 29 - Sun. July 1, 2001. Copies of the Summer School booklet "It's us they're talking about" are still available in Caitriona's newsagent. It would make a grand Christmas present for our emigrants.

Choice Technology, Carndonagh: Enrolment now being taken for the following courses to begin shortly - ECDL, RSA, CLAIT, Basics and children's programmes. For details, please contact Choice Technology, Carndonagh, tel. 077-73045.

Foyle Hospice Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Light Appeal: The Foyle Hospice Annual Christmas Tree Light Appeal is now underway. A thirty-foot Christmas Tree will be set up in the grounds of Foyle Hospice and covered in hundreds of Christmas Tree lights. We are inviting people to sponsor a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, or simply as a gift for a friend or family. Each light will cost £5 and this will entitle you to be enrolled in a special Hospice Christmas Book and also receive a special Christmas Card to keep or send. On Thurs. Dec. 14 at 8pm. there will be short inter-denominational service followed by the switching on of the hundreds of lights. All are welcome to this very special service. If you wish to be part of this special time of remembrance, contact Foyle Hospice, 61 Culmore Rd., tel. 351010.

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

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany on Friday night at 9pm. Snowball £1,000. Come along and enjoy a friendly game of bingo - you never know your luck!


Clonmany Shamrocks


Rasheeny 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 3

Clonmany Res. 2 Culdaff Res. 0

Fixtures: Sun. 10 -

Clonmany Shamrocks V Carrowmena K.O. 2pm.

Moville Res. V Clonmany Res. K.O. 11am.

Rasheeny F.C.


League Cup Semi-final - Rasheeny F.C. 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 3

Res. Division Carn Res. 1 Rasheeny Res.


Sun. Dec. 10: Div. 1 Rasheeny F.C. V Quigley's Point at 2pm.

Res. Div. Cockhill Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Golden Goal: Last week's winner was Shane Farren, Ardagh, Ballyliffin.

Urris G.A.A. Club -

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany on Thursday night at 9pm. Spot prizes for Christmas - Why not come along and try your luck!

Ceili Classes - in Clonmany Hall on Monday for adults from 9:15 - 11pm.

Night at the Races - Fri. Dec. 15 at 9:30pm. in the Rusty Nail. Horses £10, available from club members.

Club Meeting on Tuesday at 8:30 in the clubhouse. All returns for Races please at this meeting.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Dec. 7 will be in next week's bulletin.


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