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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 18th 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.

Joy is love exulting; Peace is love responding,

Long suffering is love enduring,

Gentleness is love in refinement,

Meekness is love with bowed head,

Goodness is love in action,

Temperance is love obeying and Faith is love confiding.


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:


Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.


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.

Holy Hour: in St. Mary's Church this evening, Sun. Feb. 18 at 6pm.

Month Mind Masses: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany this weekend, Sun. Feb. 18 will be offered for Margaret Toland, Coolcross. 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany on Fri. Feb. 23 will be offered for Cassie Toland, Magheramore, and 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris next Sun. Feb. 25 will be offered for Mary Margaret Kerr, Letter on their Months Mind. May they R.I.P.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 8pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. Feb. 24 will be offered for Owen Doherty, Coolcross and Ballintra on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,511. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,126. Thank you for your generosity.

Saints of the week:

Wednesday: St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor.

Thursday: The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle.

Friday: St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Aimee Donaghey, Effishmore.

Monthly Draw: Promoters are asked to make returns on Tuesday of this week for the draw on Friday night at bingo.

Magnificat Year 2001: 24 Annual Derry Diocesean Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the patronage of The Most Rev. Séamus Hegarty will take place from July 16 - 21. Fare £396 stg. includes £10 Government Tax, Return Air Travel from Belfast to Lourdes, Hotel (Full Board) Airport Taxes, Insurance and Coach Transfers. The fees can be paid by instalments. Contact Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin for booking forms.

Parish Celebration: As a gesture of appreciation and gratitude there will be a Buffet Supper in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Feb. 27 at 8pm. for all those who have helped in the parish during the past year. There are many groups who contribute to parish life for example: Lay Ministers, Readers, Collectors, Ushers, Altar Society, Counters, all those involved in parish fundraising, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent De Paul, Pioneer Association and all those who have helped in the parish in any way.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Arthritis Foundation will be taken up after all Masses this weekend, Feb. 17 & 18.

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. Altahalla/Gortfad.

7. Cloontagh.

8. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.

9. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

10. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

Choice Technology ComputerTraining Courses: Enrolment now being taken for the following courses to begin shortly: Basic Computing, RSA ClAIT, ECDL, and childrens programmes 1, 2 and 3, For more details, tel. 73045.

Table Quiz in aid of the Inishowen Branch of Diabetic Association will be held in The Strand Hotel on Fri. Feb. 23 at 10pm. 1st. prize: A weekend for four in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. Other fabulous prizes to be won also.

Attention! A special collection will be taken up at all parish Masses in the Diocese next weekend 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.

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

Fund-Raising for Carndonagh Community School: The local parents committee of C.C.S. will be distributing envelopes along with an explanatory letter in the coming week to parents of pupils attending the school. The purpose is to seek voluntary contribution to the school funds.

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

Clan Clonmany: Yoga classes will start in the Strand Hotel on Mon. Feb. 26 at 10:30am. and in the Day Centre on Tues. Feb. 27 at 8pm. The course will last 8 weeks and costs £15. Registration in The Strand Hotel on Tues. Feb. 20 at 8pm.

Social in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association (Inishowen Branch) in the Hillhead Church Hall, Carndonagh on Fri. Mar. 2. Music by "The Country Boys". Dancing 10pm.-2am. Admission, including supper £3.50.


Youth Club News:

No Drama class on Mon. Feb. 19.

The weekly draw will start again on Thurs. Feb. 22.

Free disco in The Strand Hotel on Fri. 23 from 10:30-12pm. for youth club members

Clonmany Shamrocks News:


FAI Statoil Cup: Clonmany Shamrocks 2 Cahir Park 1


Sun. 18 - Clonmany Shamrocks V Q.P.S. at 2pm.

Bingo Draw Results: 1st. Mary Duffy, Dunaff. 2nd. Lily Gill, Binion.

Rasheeny F.C. News:


Rasheeny F.C. 1 Buncrana Youths 1

Moville Res. 5 Rasheeny Res. 5


Sun. 18:

BCU Cup - Gleneely Colts V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

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

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

Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Feb. 15 - Years drawn: 1960, 1963, 1970, 1979.

£10 winners: Alex Fletcher, Buncrana. Carmel Doherty, Cloughfin. Anne Harkin, Claggin. Elizabeth O'Donnell, 47 Upper Main Street, Buncrana. Breideen King, Cuan Na Rí, Straboe. Jackpot next week is £450. Envelopes £1. Many thanks to all who support our lotto draw.

Club Membership: closing Feb. 28. Adult £5, Underage £1. Available from John Friel (C), Rose Kelly or Edward McLaughlin.

Ceili Classes on Mon. Feb. 19 in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults.

Training for U12 and U16 starts soon. Senior team, contact John, 76533.

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. Come along and support the parochial bingo

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