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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 25th 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.

This Sunday's Gospel is one of the most difficult for people to accept - even though they understand it. In the past people would say: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!" Some people today say: "Revenge is sweet!" or "Don't get mad get even"! Jesus tells us to do the exact opposite. He wants us to forgive - just like He does!. Jesus Himself taught us to say:". and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us!" Father, thank you for showing your great love for us. May I always appreciate your kindness towards me and may I always taste and see that you are good to me.

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:


Wed. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Fri. & 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.

Stations of the Cross, Rosary and Benediction in the Oratory, this evening, Sun., at 7pm. Everyone should make an effort to attend during Lent. Parents should bring children along and encourage the tradition of extra prayer during Lent.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 8pm. Vigil Mass next Sat. Mar. 31 will be offered for John Donaghey, Effishmore, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Lenten Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Mon. Mar. 26 Rocky & Helen Ivers, Dunaff. 8:00pm.

Tues. Mar. 27 Mary Rose Roddy, Clonmany. 8:00pm.

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

Sat. Mar. 31 Martin & Mary Grant, Magheramore. 9:30am.

Sat. Mar. 31 Frank & Agnes Logue, Tornabratley. 9:30am. 

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. Gortnahinsion/Cloughfin/Tirhoran/Effishmore/Adderville.

2. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

3. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

Feast of the Week: Monday: The Annunciation of the Lord.


Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,463.

Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,292.

Collection for the Education of Students for Priesthood amounted to £1,321. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

Inishowen Regional Pioneer Council will take up their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend Mar. 24 & 25. Your support will be appreciated. Baptisms:

We welcome into Gods family Conor Joseph Doherty, Gortfad, and Tara Rose Marie Doherty, Beltra, Isle of Doagh.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of Daniel Doherty, Beltra, Isle of Doagh, who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

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

Penitential Service will be held in the three churches on Sun. Apr. 8 at 7pm.

Chiropodist will be in the Day Centre on Mon. Mar. 26 from 10:30 - 3pm. For appointment, tel. 76603 on Monday morning.

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for April:



Vigil Mass: Carmel McFadden.

9:00am. Mass: Anna Claire Devlin.

11:30am. Mass: Ralph White.


8:00pm. Mass: Bell aisle: Paul McConnellogue. Stair aisle: Michael Grant. Long aisle: Teddy Martin & John Kerr.

9:00am. Mass: Bell aisle: Breedge McEleney. Stair aisle: Patrick McCarron. Long aisle: Martin McGonigle

11:30am. Mass: Bell aisle: Kevin Gill. Stair aisle: John McCarron. Long aisle: P.J. McDaid & Mary K. Brennan. Lay Ministers: Vigil Mass: Anne Doherty, Margaret Reidy, Annie McCarron & Breedge Doherty.

9:00am. Mass: Sarah Doherty & Roma Devlin.

11:30am. Mass: Margaret Devlin, Mary Whitehouse Carmel Doherty & Mary Frances Shields. Altar Society: Pauline McDaid, Glebe.

Counters: Helen Gibbons & Jude McCrossan.



Vigil Mass: Aileen Kelly.

10:30am.Mass: Liam Doherty. Collectors:

Vigil Mass: Sammy Harkin & Philip Kearney.

10:30am. Mass: John Friel, Dunaff & Daniel Doherty, U'managh

Lay Ministers:

Vigil Mass: Maureen Friel & Elizabeth Doherty

10:30am. Mass: Charlie McCarron & Kathleen Doherty

Altar Society: Mary Kearney, Claggin.


Reader: Sinéad McGroarty. Collector: Des Kemmy.

Lay Ministers: Gráinne Walsh & Sheila Gill.

Sponsored Walk in aid of Irish Cancer Society next Sun. Apr. 1 at 2pm. from Carndonagh to Malin Town. Volunteers required for this worthwhile cause. For sponsorship forms and details, tel. Kathleen 63230 after 5pm.

Darren Jackson Benefit Draw and Dance in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Fri. Mar. 30.

Sponsored Slim in aid of Parochial Funds: Mar. 28 - May 9. Weigh in at 8pm. in St. Mary's Hall on Wed. Mar. 28 by a trained professional. Prize for person/persons with most weight off and prize for person/persons with most sponsored money - open to female and male. Sponsorship cards available from Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114 or Margaret Reidy, tel. 76232. Come along on Wednesday night.

Cloontagh N.S. Annual Dance takes place in The Strand Hotel on Fri. Mar. 30. This is the dance that was cancelled at Christmas due to the snow so the same tickets can be used. Extra tickets are available from the school or at the door on the night. Baptismal cert. for any child starting school in Cloontagh N.S. in September should be sent to the school before April 12.

Trip to Rome, Assisi and Sorrento - May 21 - 30, 2001. 9 nights. Cost £934. Brochure and full details, contact Fr. Devlin76114.

A Sale and Auction to ease slavery in India will be held on Sun. Apr. 8 in St. Mary's Hall. Further details later. A meeting will be held in The Strand Hotel on Wed. Mar. 28 at 8pm. If you can help in any way please attend.

The Parents Committee of C.C.S. wishes to thank all those who contributed to the recent fund-raising appeal. The amount raised was £406. .


Youth Club Draw

Results, week 5, Mar. 22: Promoters: 1st. Kathleen Doherty, Annagh. Anna Claire Devlin. 2nd. Danny Grant, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant. 3rd. Veronica McCole, Tornabratley. Caroline Doherty. 4th. Charlie Doherty, Letter. Annie Duffy.

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Sun. 25 Clonmany Shamrocks V Culdaff F.C. 2pm

Culdaff Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

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

Bingo draw

Mar. 09: 1st. Eileen Doherty, Upper Annagh; 2nd. Michael McDaid, Destg.

Mar.16: 1st. Sammy Harkin, Urrismanagh; 2nd. Mary Devlin, Altahalla.

Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results: Thurs. Mar. 22 - Years drawn: 1969, 1975, 1980, 1983. £10 winners: Bernie Gillespie, Linsfort. Mark, Emma & Laura Devlin. I.O.D. Patricia McLaughlin, Roxtown. Éimear Doherty, 59 Ard Colgan, Carndonagh. Danny McLaughlin, Chapel Glen. Jackpot next week is £575.

Ceili Classes on Mon. in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults. Many thanks to all who supported Ceili Mór.

Training as follows: Sat. Mar. 31: U10 Girls & Boys. U12 & U14 Girls in Straid at 11am. U12 Boys notified by school. U16 & Seniors: Wed. Fri. at 8pm. League game - tel. 76533. U16 Contact Danny, tel. 76286.

Community Playschool: Questionnaires on setting up a Community Playschool are in circulation throughout the parish, your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.

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