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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 21th 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.

Jesus said: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for He has anointed me! We cannot have a true community unless each of us shares in its life, placing our talents at the service of others. As soon as one is really committed to a Christian life, the Spirit awakens in him/her new and sometimes unsuspected capabilities. Lord; help me to build up the community that you want here on earth. Grant that when I pray your prayer, I may be very conscious of what the words: ĎThy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heavení, mean for me and my actions towards my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís Church:


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

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 8pm. Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


Fri. & Sat. 7-7:50pm.


Mon. Fri. 1:303:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michaelís Church:


Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


Mon. Fri. 7:30pm. 9:30pm. Oratory,



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.

Holy Hour in St. Michaelís Church, Urris, this evening, Sunday at 6pm.

Confirmation: Parents of children who will be confirmed on Sat. Feb. 10 please come to St. Maryís Church, Clonmany, today, Sun. at 3pm.

Months Mind Masses: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Michaelís Church next Sat. Jan. 27 will be offered for Patrick McGonigle, Dunaff and England and 9am. Mass in St. Maryís Church next Sun. Jan. 28 will be offered for Susan McFaul, Annagh on their Months Mind. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,352. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,250. Thank you for your generosity.

Saints of the week: Monday: St. Vincent, deacon and Martyr. Wednesday: St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church. Thursday: The Conversion of St. Paul , Apostle. Friday: Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops. Saturday: St. Angela Merici.

Baptism: We welcome into Godís family Caitlin Rose Keogh, Mullagh, Ballyliffin; Joseph William McGonigle, Cross and Rebecca Marie Duffy Doherty, Leenen.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the relatives and friends of Margaret Toland, formerly of Coolcross, late of Urrismanagh who died during the week. May she R.I.P.

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

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

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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Jan. 18 25. The theme this year is The Necessity of the Churches Working Together in the 21st. Century.

Fr Farrell and Fr. Devlin would like to thank all those people who helped with the parish work over the last year. We are very grateful for your support and loyalty to all the different organisations. May God reward you with his blessings.

Vocations Weekend: Whom Shall I Send? Could you be called to serve God and His people as a priest in the Diocese of Derry? Come and see Vocations weekend A weekend of reflection on the theme of vocation Sat. Feb. 3 and Sun. Feb. 4 at the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Derry. For further information contact Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin or tel. 04871365712 Email: paulfarren@ukonline.co.uk / 04871285037 Email: codoherty@stcolumbbs.com

Tug-0-War: Sincere thanks to Michael McLaughlin and Danny McGonigle and all those who helped run the Tug-o-war event last Sunday. A special word of thanks to St. Brigidís Youth Club for sponsoring the Hall and to the following who so kindly sponsored prizes for the draw Andrew McGonigle, Martin McGonigle, Daniel McGonigle and Peter McGonigle. The amount raised was £509 in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting in the Boys School on Mon. Jan. 22 at 7:15pm. All parents welcome 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.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Epilepsy taken up last weekend amounted to £371.47. Thank you to the collectors and all who gave so generously.

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.

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.
  • Please return your missalette to the Church porch.
  • 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.

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

Clan Clonmany: Cross Border Initiative Trip to Belfast on Fri. Feb. 23, open to everyone. Cost IR£10. This covers cost of bus and meal. For further details phone 76636/76193 or contact any member of Clan Clonmany before Sun. Jan. 28. Chimney Sweep For fast and efficient service, contact James 76688.


Clonmany Community Games:

A.G.M. on Wed. Jan. 24 at 9pm. in the Square Bar. Anyone interested in helping in a range of different sports please attend as we need as much help as we can get.

Youth Club Draw

Results, Jan. 18, week 50: Promoters:

1st. Annie Doherty, Coolcross. Rose Mary Doherty.

2nd. Sadie Grant, Tornabratley. Neil Doherty.

3rd. Marie McGonigle, Clara, I.O.D. Marie McGonigle.

4th. Niall McLaughlin (M) I.O.D. Frances Doherty

Community Centre Notes:

Car boot sale every Sat. from 12 5pm.

Tai Chi in the Community Centre on Thur. 25 at 11am. Adm. Wear loose clothing.

Slim & Trim every Tuesday night at 8pm. All are welcome to join. Adm. £3.

Clonmany Shamrocks News:


Clonmany Shamrocks 6 Moville Celtic 1

Clonmany Res. 2 Aileach Res. 1


Sun. 21:

Bridgend Harps V Clonmany Shamrocks at 2pm.

Cockhill Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Rasheeny F.C. News:


Gleneely Colts 0 Rasheeny F.C. 3

Illies Celtic Res. 1 Rasheeny Res. 2


Sun. 21:

Div. 1 Rasheeny F.C. V Glengad Utd. at 2pm.

Res. Div. Rasheeny Res. V Moville Rev. at 11am.

Training in Trawbreaga Park on Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm.

Urris G.A.A. Club

Bingo in St. Maryís Hall, on Thursday night at 9pm.

Match & Win Results: Thurs. Jan. 18

Years drawn: 1962, 1966, 1970, 1972.

£10 winners were: Daniel Doherty, Tiernasligo. Sarah McGonigle, Roxtown, Declan Noone, Tornabratley. Majella Bradley, Fahan. Mary Conaghan, Fahan.

Jackpot next week is £350. Envelopes £1. Many thanks to all who support our lotto draw.

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

Senior Scůr: Co. Semi-final Fri. Feb. 16. If interested in taking part tel. Patsy, 76492. Ceili Classes on Mon. Jan. 22 in St. Maryís Hall from 9:30 11pm. for adults.


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