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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 4th February 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.

"Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá ag dul chun síneadh. Is tar éis na Féile Bríde, árdóidh mé mo sheol." These lovely words are from a song which was penned many years ago. It tells of a poet who wandered the highways and byways of Ireland. It recognises the religious Feast of St. Brigid as the beginning of Spring and the start of his journeys after the winter. Have you noticed the days getting longer? Soon we shall put the clocks forward and have even more daylight hours. See if anyone belonging to you knows the poem.

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.

1st. Anniversary Masses:

10am. Mass in the Oratory, Ballyliffin next Sun. Feb. 11 will be offered for Margaret Grant, Ballyliffin and 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris, next Sun. Feb. 11 will be offered for Margaret Ellen Kelly, London and Leenan on the first anniversary of their death. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,210. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,105. Thank you for your generosity.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Agatha.

Wednesday: Sts. Paul Miki & Companions.

Thursday: St. Mel, bishop.

Friday: St. Jerome Emiliani.

Saturday: St. Scholastica.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Margaret Kerr, Letter and Cassie Toland, Magheramore, who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Confirmation Rehearsal in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany, this evening, Sun. Feb. 4 at 7pm. Children to be confirmed, their Sponsors and Parents are asked to attend. Confessions will be heard after Rehearsal. Bishop Hegarty will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Mary's Church next Sat. Feb. 10 at 11am.

First Holy Communion: will take place in St. Mary's Church on Sat. June 9. in St.Michael's Church on Sun. June 10 and in the Oratory on Sat. June 16

National Alzheimer's Collection will be taken up this weekend after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

Special Olympics, (Donegal Branch): Church Gate Collection will be taken up next weekend Feb. 10 & 11, after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

Monthly Draw Results: Promoters:

1st. £500 Packie Noel Grant, Annagh. Ellen Ann Grant.

2nd. £100 Nicola Donaghey, Magheramore. Brigid Coyle.

3rd. £100 Kathleen Doherty, Chapel Glen. Bridie McDaid.

4th. £100 Deborah Mcaughlin, I.O.D. Margaret mcLaughlin.

5th. £100 Josie Doherty, Tullagh. Paddy Kerr.

6th. £100 Winifred Coyle, Cloontagh. Noreen McLaughlin.

7th. £50 Crea Harkin, Ballyliffin. Anne Marie Doogan.

8th. £50 Michael McLaughlin, Beltra. Charles Gibbons.

9th. £50 Martin & Catriona Shiels, Figart. Michael Gibbons.

10th. £50 John Canny, Dunaff. Alan Friel. Profit for the month of January was £1,200. Thank you to our promoters and all who support the draw.

Lenten Station Masses:

The following areas have not yet been taken - if anyone in these areas would like to host the Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

1. Leenan/Leenankiel

2. Lower Dunaff.

3. Roxtown.

4. Clonmany.

5. Gortnahinsion/Cloughfin/Tirhoran/Effishmore/Adderville.

6. Glebe/Boherna/Ballinaboe/Upper Rooskey.

7. Altahalla/Gortfad.

8. Mindoran/Minahaw/Minaduff.

9. Cloontagh.

10. Cleagh/Gorteran/Rooskey.

11. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.

12. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

13. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

Attention! A special collection will be taken up at all parish Masses in the Diocese on Sat. Feb. 24 and Sun. Feb. 25. Your donation will help build and equip White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre at Derryvane, Muff. The centre when completed will offer help and healing to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction via an 8 week residential programme. Donations can be sent to White Oaks Fund, C/o Columba House, 11 Queen St., Derry. or St. Anthony's Retreat Centre, Dundrean, Burnfoot.

Altan Flowers - Order your roses now for Valentine's Day - Flowers for all occasions - Contact Lucy, tel. 76477.

Our Hero! Congratulations to Hubert Doherty, Tiernasligo who put his life on the line to save others at Leenan Pier recently.


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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