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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 4th March 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.

Going to Mass for Lent

Perhaps we all can do some little extra during Lent. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a bigger attendance at Mass during the week. There is Mass each day in the parish - it may not suit you every day but even one, two or three days a week, whatever you can manage. Just take it one day at a time.. O God, Lord of all good life, help me to use today well. Help me to use today to know you a little better; to do my work a little more diligently; to serve my fellow men a little more lovingly; to make myself, by your help a little more like Jesus. Help me to make today a day of progress in my life, and to become a little more like what you want me to be.


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. 9:30am

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


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

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.

Stations of the Cross, Rosary and Benediction in the Oratory this evening, Sunday, at 6pm. Everyone should make an effort to attend during Lent. Parents should bring children along and encourage the tradition of extra prayer during Lent.

Marian Devotions in honour of Our Lady in the Carmelite Retreat Centre on Tues. Mar. 6 from 8 -10pm. All are welcome to attend. Carmelite Pilgrimage to Italy Sept. 15 - 29. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. Cost £995 punts. For further information and booking tel. 04871262512.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the relatives and friends of John Doherty, Ballyliffin, who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,303. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,281. Collection for the White Oaks Retreat Rehabilitation Centre amounted to £1,308. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Pearse Alexander McCarron, Cleagh.

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.

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 today, Sun. Mar. 4 at 4pm. Remembrance Service of the above will also take place in the MDEC, Altnagalvin Hospital today, Sun. Mar. 4 at 3pm. For more details, tel. 04871 345171 Ext. 3235.

Diabetic Association: Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up this weekend Mar. 3 & 4 after all Masses. Please be as generous as you can.

Saints of the week: Monday: St. Kieran. Wednesday: St. Perpetua & Felicity. Thursday: St. Sesan & St. John of God. Friday: St. Frances of Rome.

Parents of Children Attending C.C.S. Please return your donation in the envelope provided to your local post office before Fri. Mar. 9. Thank you.

Lenten Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Mon. Mar. 5 Conal & Sarah Doherty, Cleagh. 8pm.

Tues. Mar. 6 Daniel & Noreen Doherty, Urrismanagh. 9am.

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

Fri. Mar. 9 Mary & Sally Shannahan, Tiernasligo. 8pm.

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. 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.

Adoration Room (Crying Chapel): Parents of young children are reminded that we have a crying room with T.V. link in St. Mary's Church which allows everyone to share in the Mass without worrying about disturbing others.

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.

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.

Monthly Draw Results:


1st. £500 Damian & Marie McDonald, Tiernasligo. K. Ivers & A. McLaughlin.

2nd. £100 Martin Doherty, Roxtown. Teresa Coyle.

3rd. £100 Mena McEleney, Minaduff. K. Ivers & A. McLaughlin.

4th. £100 Denis Grant, Ardnascanlon. Josie Grant.

5th. £100 Dolores Kelly, Tullagh. Paddy Kerr.

6th. £100 Noel McGonigle, Cloontagh. Danny McGonigle.

7th. £50 Annie Friel, Dunaff. Alan Friel.

8th. £50 Billy Gibbons, Ballyhallion. Eileen Doherty.

9th. £50 Lyndsey Doherty, Tornabratley. Maureen & Madeline.

10th. £50 Margaret McLaughlin, Gorteran. Helen McLaughlin.

Profit for the month of February was £985. We thank the promoters and all who continue to support the draw.

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 and enjoying beautiful French country side. For more details contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

Clonmany Community Centre:

Part-time Book-keeper required with computer skills and be able to work flexible hours. Submit CV to K. Coady or tel. 76772. Closing date Fri. Mar. 23.

Annual Concert in St. Mary's Hall on Sun. Mar.18. Anyone wishing to take part tel. 76938.

Mini Lotto nos. 4, 5, 12, 14, 16 19.

£100 winner: William Doherty (Butcher).

£10 winners: Joe Grant, Tornabratley. Marie Bradley, Minahaw. Gregory McGonigle, Cloontagh. Declan Mulhern, Drumfries. Martin Doherty, Tornabratley.

Youth Club Draw Results, Feb. 22: Promoters:

Week 1:

1st. Orla Devlin, Cross. Shaun & Ryan.

2nd. James Devlin, Boherna. Fiona & Donna Doherty.

3rd. Gertie Doherty, Ballyliffin. Martin John McGrath.

4th. Kathleen Farren, Ballyliffin. Gertie Doherty.

Week 2:

1st. Michael McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D. Yvonne McLaughlin.

2nd. Teresa McLaughlin, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant.

3rd. Áine & Christopher McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D.Yvonne McLaughlin.

4th. Mary Condren, Leenankiel. Marie Canny.

Martin Cuffe in Concert in St. Mary's Hall, Buncrana on Tues. Mar. 27 at 8:30pm. Proceeds in aid of Buncrana Parochial Fund. Admission £8.00 - Ticket only.

Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Mar. 6 at 9pm.

Clan Clonmany: A.G.M. on Wed. Mar. 7 at 8pm.


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

Clonmany Shamrocks


Clonmany Shamrocks 6 Aileach F.C. 1

Illies Res. 1 Clonmany Res. 4



Clonmany Shamrocks V Culdaff at 2pm.

Culdaff Res. V Clonmany Res.at 11am.

Rasheeny F.C.


Redcastle Utd. 3 Rasheeny F.C. 5


Sun. 4: O'Gara Cup - Aileach Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Sea Rovers V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

Committee Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Mar. 5 at 9:30pm. sharp.

Urris G.A.A.

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

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Mar. 1 - Years drawn: 1972, 1981, 1982, 1983.

£10 winners: Ann Larkin Doherty, The Cross. Emily McCallion, Buncrana. P. McCole, Carndonagh. Breideen King, Cuan-na-Ri, Straboe. Maria & Michelle Kelly, Dunaff. Jackpot next week is £500.

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


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

U12 Boys on Thurs. U16 Boys - tel. Danny 76286.

Senior Men - tel. John 76533.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm.


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