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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 11th 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.

Today is World Day of the Sick - St. Benedict, who in the sixth century provide the basic rule for Western monasticism, wrote: 'Before all things and above all things care must be taken of the sick, so that they may be served in every deed as Christ himself.. But let the sick on their part consider that they are being served for the honour of God, and not provoke their brethren by their unreasonable demands. Yet they should be patiently borne with, because from such as these is gained a more abundant reward.'

St. Valentine was a priest and a doctor who lived in Rome during the 3rd. century. He was martyred for his faith on February 14, 269. In the year 350 a church was built over his grave. In the middle ages the leg- end grew and birds paired on his feast day. Then the custom of sending anonymous "Valentines" or tokens of affection began. St. Valentine's relics are kept in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin. So, who will be your Valentine?

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. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114.

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

Month Mind Mass:

8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany on Fri. Feb. 16 will be offered for John Doherty, Gortfad and Boston, on his Months Mind. May he R.I.P.

Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Monday of this week.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,268. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,131. Thank you for your generosity.

Saints of the week: Wednesday: Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Patrons of Europe. Saturday: The Servite Founders & St. Fintan.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Gavin Luke Doherty, Shore Road, Ballyliffin, and Martina Devlin, Altahal.

Donations: We acknowledge with thanks two donations of £100 each received recently towards the Church Restoration Fund.

National Alzheimer's Collection taken up recently in our parish amounted to £364.50. The organisers would like to thank sincerely the collectors and those who gave so generously.

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

Lenten Station Masses: The following areas have not yet been taken - if anyone in these areas would like to host the Station Mass during Lent 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. Cloontagh.

9. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.

10. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

11. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

Congratulations to all the girls and boys who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday. Sincere thanks to all who helped in any way especially the ladies who provided refreshments in the hall afterwards.

Clonmany Medical Centre: Meningococcal C Vaccination Programme Phase II. The above vaccine is being offered free of charge to all children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st. Class Primary School. The vaccine gives Lifelong Protection against Meningococcal Group C Infection. Menningococcal Group Group C Infection causes Meningitis and Septicaemia. Clonmany Medical Centre is now providing appointments for this vaccine - contact 76173 for further details. In addition, if any pre-school child still hasn't been notified, please contact the Medical Centre for an appointment.

Parents: Meeting in The Strand Hotel on Tues. Feb. 13 at 8:30pm. for parents of pupils attending Carndonagh Community School.

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.

A Beginning Experience Weekend for the widowed, separated and divorced is being held in Termonbacca Retreat Centre from May 4 - 6. There will also be an "Open night" on Wed. Feb. 21 at 8pm. followed by an eight week Coping Programme. For further details contact Eilish, 04871261627 / Pat, 04871267736.

Caremelite Pilgrimage to Italy Sept. 15 - 29, 2001. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. Cost £995 punts. For further details and booking tel. 04871262512.

25 Card Drive (Single Hands) in the Ballyliffin Golf Club on Fri. Feb. 16 at 8pm. £300 in prizes. Adm. £5. Funds in aid of Rasheeny National School.

FÁS Community Employment Programme - Action Inishowen: A few vacancies still remain on the Action Inishowen CEP for Secretarial, Clerical and Manual Workers. Usual FÁS conditions apply. Please contact Margaret Glackin,74529

Past Pupils of Drumfries School: Dance in the Strand Hotel on Sun. Aug. 5. For further details, contact Eddie Gill, 76781.

Aerobics: We're back every Monday night at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

Sarah's Hairsalon will close on Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & March 1.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues.13 at 9pm.

Altan Flowers - Say it with roses this Valentine's Day! Flowers for all occasions. Contact Lucy, tel. 76477.


Clonmany Shamrocks News:


Credit Union Cup - Sea Rovers 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 5;

Clonmany Res. 1 Carn Res. 2


Sun. 11 - Statoil FAI Junior Cup: Clonmany Shamrocks V Cohir Park(Tipperary) Extra time and Penalties 12:00

Culdaff Res. V Clonmnay Res. at 11am. Committee Meeting on Tues. Feb. 13 at 8pm.

Rasheeny F.C. News:


Rasheeny F.C. 2 Greencastle F.C. 1

Culdaff Res. 1 Rasheeny Res. 3


Sun. 11: Div. 1 Rasheeny F.C. V Buncrana Hearts Youth at 2pm.

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

Golden Goals Winners for the last two weeks were Susie Doherty, Cottages, Glentogher, Carndonagh and Andrew Doherty, Ballyhallion, Clonmany.

Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Feb. 8 - Years drawn: 1968, 1970, 1978, 1981.

£10 winners: Danny McLaughlin, Chapel Glen. Madge Collins, Carndonagh. Séan Kelly, Tullagh. Susan Kelly, Dunaff. Bridie Kelly, Main Street, Buncrana. Jackpot next week is £425. Envelopes £1. Many thanks to all who support our lotto draw.

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

Senior Scór: Co. Semi-final Sat. Feb.17. If interested in taking part tel. Patsy, 76492.

Ceili Classes on Mon. Feb. 12 in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults.

Club Meeting: Wed. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse. All members please attend.

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