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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 14th January 2001

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.

The second Sacrament, which Jesus showed us, was Marriage. At the wedding feast in Cana, Jesus blessed Marriage in a special way by His first Miracle. When He turned water into wine He let it be known that He was full of God's authority and that He shared in God's glory. Did you know? Wine is made from fermented fruit juice. Most wine is made from grapes. White wine come from green grapes while red wine comes from red or black grapes. In Jesus' time most people drank wine as part of their daily diet. Wine was always used during religious ceremonies. During the Middle Ages grapevines were commonly found in Ireland and England. With changes in our climate grapes are no longer common and wine made from Irish grapes is rare.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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.


Thurs. 6:45pm.


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.

Baptism: We welcome into God’s family Lauren Gill, Minahaw; Dylan James Brendan Doherty, Cloontagh and Rachel Mary Devlin, Upper Annagh.

Months Mind Mass: 8pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church next Sat. Jan. 21 will be offered for Mary Mullen, (sister of Joe Farrell, Cloontagh, who died in Manchester recently) on her Months Mind. May she rest in peace.

D.D.S. Mass: 8pm. Mass in St. Mary’s Church on Fri. Jan. 19 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,395. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,255. Thank you for your generosity.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Ita.

Tuesday: St. Fursa.

Wednesday: St. Anthony.

Saturday: St. Fabian and St. Sebastian.

Donation: We acknowledge with thanks a donation of £100 received recently towards the Church Restoration Fund.

Lenten Stations: (March 2001) Anyone who would like to host the Lenten Station Mass contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy will be taken up this weekend after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbecca – Sun. Jan. 21 retreat day on Carmelite Spirituality 10:30am. – 5pm. The life and Doctrine of St. Therese of Lisieux. A day of general preparation for the visit of Relics of St. Therese to Derry in May. Cost of the day – lunch included £12. For further details and bookings, Tel. 048 71262512. All are welcome to attend.

Ballyliffin Residents Association AGM will take place on Mon. January 15 in the Strand Hotel at 8:30pm. Important matters to be discussed.

St. Vincent De Paul Society: Parents and families who may be experiencing financial or other difficulties leading up to Confirmation / First Holy Communion please contact any member of the Society or tel. 76114 / 76925. Your query will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Hope Alive: A diocesan outreach through group counselling to adults who have been damaged by sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and intellectual abuse. Neglect surviving family disasters, pregnancy loss or abortion. Information evenings are held regularly. Anyone is welcome to come and listen. All our counsellors are fully trained. Contact Thornhill Centre, Derry, tel. 04871 351233 or The Pastoral Centre, Maghera, tel. 048796 42496.

Tug-0-War Teams are running a Competition for Parochial Funds today, Sun. Jan. 14 in St. Brigid’s Youth Centre. Weigh in at 3pm. First Pull at 4:30pm. All welcome.

Donegal I.F.A. are holding a Livestock Meeting in conjunction with the County Executive Meeting in Friel’s Hotel, Raphoe on Mon. Jan. 15, 2001 at 8:30pm. Guest Speakers: Mr. Kevin Kinsella – Director of IFA National Livestock Committee on Prices and Details of Destruction Scheme. All farmers are urged to attend.

Cloontagh Savings Scheme has started for this year. If you wish to join and do not know the collector in your area, contact the school for information, tel. 76365.

Urris/Clonmany/Ballyliffin Group: Meeting in the Square Bar on Tues. Jan. 16 at 8:30pm. Anyone interested in improving their area please come along and let you ideas be heard.

Sarah’s Hair Salon will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Open as usual for men on Thursday night.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting on Tues. Jan. 16 at 9pm. in The Ballyliffin Hotel.

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!

Chimney Sweep: If you think your chimney needs cleaning, contact James, 76688


Community Centre Notes:

Weekly draw will start again around Feb. 22.

Free junior disco in The Strand Hotel on Fri. Feb. 9 from 10:30 - 12pm.

Tai-chi every Thursday morning at 11am.

Slim & Trim every Tuesday night from 8-9pm.

All children using the Community Centre must have their passport photos in for ID. this week.

Mini lotto nos. Jan. 20: 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 23. No jackpot winner.

Winner of £100 was Mary Roddy, Ballyliffin. £10 winners: Lucy Doherty, Urris. Phelim Noone, Tornabratley. Mags Doherty, Tirhoran. Aisling Gill, Gorteran. Eamon Miller, Buncrana. Jackpot this week is £9,600.

Clonmany Shamrocks News:


Clonmany Res. 2 Aileach Res. 3


Sun. 4:

Sea Rovers F.C. V Clonmany Shamrocks F.C. at 2pm.

Clonmany Res. V Carndonagh Res. at 11am.

Bingo Draw Results: 1st. Elizabeth Martin, Malin Hd. 2nd.Isobel Grant, Annagh.

Rasheeny F.C. News:


O'Gara Cup: Moville Res. 2 Rasheeny Res. 3


Sun. Feb. 4:

BCU Cup - Rasheeny F.C. V Greencastle F.C. at 2pm.

Res. League - Culdaff Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Committee meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Feb. 5 at 9:30pm. sharp

Urris G.A.A. Club

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall, on Thursday night at 9pm.

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Feb. 1 - Years drawn: 1963, 1974, 1977, 1982.

£10 winners: Daniel Doherty, Urrismanagh. Laurence, Straid. Padraig Caoimhe McLaughlin, Malin Road, Carndonagh. Louise McCrossan, C/o C. Logue, Clonmany. Mathew & Louise Duffy, Beltra, I.O.D.

Jackpot next week is £400. Envelopes £1. Many thanks to all who support our lotto draw.

Club Membership now due: Adult £5, Underage £1. Available from John Friel (C), Rose Kelly or Edward McLaughlin.

Senior Scór: Co. Semi-final Fri. Feb. 16. If interested in taking part tel. Patsy, 76492. Ceili Classes on Mon. Feb. 5 in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults


Aerobic Classes in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. Feb. 5 at 8:15pm. All welcome.

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