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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 25th 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.

Questions People Ask

Q. How can a few social drinks do any harm at all? Isn't temperance a thing of the past?

A. A Persian story goes that Adam found the vine languishing close to extinction. It needed a blood transfusion. He applied the blood of peacock, monkey, lion and pig in turn. And so, the first effect of alcohol is the pride to strut around like the peacock. Then emerges the giddy monkey. Trouble starts with the fighting lion. And saddest of all is the poor pig wallowing in squalor. Temperance means avoiding excesses. Lent is a time to temper our appetites for drink, food, smoking, speeding, talking, television, sleeping - or whatever you are having yourself.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday of this week is Ash Wednesday. It is a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses. Friday is also the First Friday of the month.

St. Mary’s Church:


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

Wed & 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. 9:30am. Wed. 7pm. & Fri. 7pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Wed. 9:30am. Fri. 10am.

Sun. 10am.


Fri. 9:15am.



Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114.

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

Clonmany Readers:

V.M. Oliver Gilmore.

9am. Mass Pauline McDaid.

11:30am. Mary McCarron.


V.M. Bell Aisle: Bridie McDaid. Stair Aisle: Lucy McCarron. Long Aisle: Willie Gill & Patsy Devlin.

9:00am. Bell Aisle: Brian Doherty Long Aisle: Breidge McEleney. Stair Aisle: Pauline McDaid.

11:30am. Bell Aisle: Anthony Devlin and Patrick McLaughlin. Stair Aisle: Mary Kathleen Brennan and James Gill. Long Aisle: P.J. McDaid. Lay Ministers:

V.M. Breedge McEleney, Dolores Kelly, Margaret Devlin and Mary Whitehouse.

9:00am. Mac McDonald & Sarah Doherty.

11:30am. Murial Bradley, John McEleney, Bridie Grant & Myra Harkin.

Altar Society: Margaret Reidy, Straid & Kathleen Doherty, Magheramore.

Counters: Margaret Farren & Sheila Doherty.

Urris Readers:

Vigil Mass: Joanne Quinn.

10:30am.Mass: Sheila Doherty.


Vigil Mass: Roger Doherty, Urrismanagh & Jim Kelly, Dunaff

10:30am. Mass: Gerry Gallagher, Dunaff & John Canny, Dunaff.

Lay Ministers:

Vigil Mass: Gerard Friel and Anne Friel.

10:30am. Mass: John Friel and Kathleen Friel.

Altar Society: Noreen Doherty, Urrismanagh.


Reader: Molly Sweeney. Collector: Dessie Kemmy.

Lay Ministers: Charlie Coyle and Mary Doogan.

Pope's Intentions for March: That, with the committed help of all believers, the scourge of poverty may come to an end, eliminating the intolerable social and economic inequality in the world. That the heroism of the Martyrs and of the "Witnesses to the Faith" who have been remembered during the Great Jubilee may spur all people to foster ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue.

Lenten Station Masses - Starting Fri. Mar.

2 Fri. Mar. 02 Patrick & Bridget Diver, Roxtown. 8pm.

Sat. Mar. 03 John & Breedge McEleney, Minahaw. 9am.

Mon. Mar. 05 Conal & Sarah Doherty, Cleagh. 8pm.

Tues. Mar. 06 Daniel & Noreen Doherty, Urrismanagh. 9am.

Fri. Mar. 09 Sheila McLaughlin, Letter. 9am.

Fri. Mar. 09 Mary & Sally Shannahan, Tiernasligo. 8pm.

Tues. Mar. 13 John & Patricia Kerr, Crossconnell. 9am.

Tues. Mar. 13 Andrew & Eileen Gill, Binion. 8pm.

Fri. Mar. 23 Don & Meta McGonigle, Annagh. 9am.

Fri. Mar. 23 Mary Hackett, Ballyliffin. 8:30pm.

Sat. Mar. 24 Paddy & Mary Harkin, Boherna. 9am

Mon. Mar. 26 Rocky & Helen Ivers, Dunaff. 8pm.

Tues. Mar. 27 Mary Rose Roddy, Clonmany. 9am

Fri. Mar. 30 Philip & Elizabeth Devlin, Magheranaul. 8:30pm.

Sat. Mar. 31 Martin & Mary Grant, Magheramore. 9am. Jimmy & Mairéad Devlin, Straid.

The following areas have not yet been taken - anyone willing to host the Station Mass during Lent please contact Fr. Devlin, 76114 as soon as possible.

1. Leenan/Leenankiel

2. Gortnahinsion/Cloughfin/Tirhoran/Effishmore/Adderville.

3. Altahalla/Gortfad.

4. Cloontagh.

5. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.

6. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

7. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre at Derryvane, Muff. A special collection will be taken up at all parish Masses in the Diocese this weekend Sat. 24 & Sun. 25. Please give generously Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for Mar.

Trocaire Boxes have been distributed through the schools and every household should have received one. If anyone has been overlooked, please take one from the back of the Church.

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, Choirs, Ushers, Altar Society, Counters, all those involved in parish fundraising, Legion of Mary, St. Vincent De Paul, Pioneer Association and all who have helped in any way.

Special Interdenominational Service in Remembrance for all families who have suffered the loss of a loved one through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death will take place in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny on Sun. Mar. 4 at 4pm. Remembrance Service of the above will also take place in the MDEC, Altnagalvin Hospital on Sun. Mar. 4 at 3pm.

Coffee Morning in aid of The Meningitis Trust in St. Mary's Hall, Fri. Mar.2 from 11am.-3pm.

McGlinchey Summer School: Emigration is the theme of this year's McGlinchey Summer School which will be held on the weekend of June 29. Local people who were emigrants once are invited to share their experiences with others, If interested tel. 76484 / 76343 after 6pm.

Are you 15 years old and would like to travel overland to Lourdes? A fantastic opportunity to make an unforgettable trip to Lourdes meeting new friends, absorbing the atmosphere, learning the message of Our Lady and Bernadette, taking part in liturgy, working with the sick, visiting famous places, sampling the local culture and enjoying beautiful French country side. For further details contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

Clan Clonmany: Yoga classes in The Strand Hotel on Mon. Feb. 26 at 10:30am. and in the Day Centre on Tues. Feb. 27 at 8pm. 8 week course. Cost £15. Tel. 76636 / 76193.

Traditional Session of music, song and dance in Teach Ceoil, Clougherna on Feb.28 at 9pm

Special Olympics, (Donegal Branch): Church Gate Collection taken up recently in our parish amounted to £365.80. A very special word of thanks to everyone.

Mary's Hairdressers, Annagh: Open Tues. Wed.10-6pm. Thurs.10-4pm. Closed Fri. & Sat.

Donegal Horse-shoe League: 25 Card Drive(Partners) in Ballyliffin Hotel, Mar. 2, 8:30pm.

Diabetic Association: Meeting on Wed. Feb. 28 at 9pm. in Carndonagh Hospital.


Clonmany Shamrocks


Clonmany Shamrocks 1 Q.P.S. 0


Sun. 25:

Clonmany Shamrocks V Aileach at 2pm.

Illies Res. V Clonmany Res. 11am.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. Mar. 27 at 9pm.

Bingo Draw Results: 1st. Kathleen Comiskey, Cleagh. 2nd. Mary Gill, Gorteran.

Rasheeny F.C.


Gleneely Colts 0 Rasheeny F.C. 4;

Rasheeny Res. 1 Cockhill Res. 0


Sun. 25:

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

Grand Draw: For entry into the Special Draw subscription must be paid in full before March 1.

Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Feb. 22 - Years drawn: 1967, 1974, 1976, 1981.

£10 winners: Sarah Callaghan, Coolcross. Paul O'Reilly, C/o M. McCarron, Collon. Michael McLaughlin, Beltra. Paul, 074 26389. P. Logue, Ballyloskey, Carndonagh.

Jackpot next week is £475.

Club Membership: closes this weekend. Contact John Friel, Rose Kelly or Edward McLaughlin. Ceili Classes on Mon. Feb. 26 in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults.

Foundation Coaching Course in Carn next weekend - contact John Friel, 76533.


U10 Girls & Boys; U12 & U14 Girls in Straid on Sat. at 11am.

U12 Boys starts Thurs. in Straid - notice of time will be sent to schools.

U16 Boys tel. Danny 76286 Seniors tel.76533

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


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