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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 1st April 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.

In the Old Testament we are told that God is full of compassion, slow to anger and rich in mercy. In today's Gospel, Jesus shows mercy and compassion to a woman whom the people despised. What God wants is not the death of a sinner, but that he/she be converted and live. In his wisdom God understands our weakness, and in his mercy he forgives our sins. He not only helps us to put our sins behind us, but he draws good from them. And surely the fact that we have all sinned, and therefore stand continually in need of God's mercy, will make us refrain from casting stones at others.

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. 9:30am.

Fri. 7pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Fri. & Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm.

Fri. 10am.

Sun. 10am.


Thurs. 6:45pm.

Fri. 9:15am.


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 St. Mary's Church this evening, Sun., at 5:30pm. 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. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. Apr. 6 will be offered for Mary Conaghan, Rasheeny, on the first anniversary of her death. May she rest in peace. Months Mind Mass: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church next Sat. Apr. 7 will be offered for John Kelly, Letter, on his Months Mind. May he rest in peace.

Lenten Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Tues. Apr. 03 Patrick & Majella Devanney, Castles. 8:00pm.

Thurs. Apr. 05 Denis & Caroline Gillespie, Cloontagh 8:00pm.

Fri. Apr. 06 James & Mairéad Devlin, Straid 8:00pm.

Sat. Apr. 07 Neil & Rosemary Kearney, Leenankiel 9:30am.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell and Fr. Devlin will attend the sick on Friday of this week.

Saints of the Week:

Monday: St. Francis of Paola.

Wednesday: St. Isidore.

Thursday: St. Vincent Ferrer.

Friday: St. John Baptist de la Salle.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,280. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,106. Thank you for your generosity.

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

Trocaire Boxes: Everyone is asked to transfer the money saved in your Lenten Trocaire Box to the envelope provided in your box of envelopes and drop in the basket next weekend, Sun. Apr. 8.

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

Coffee Morning in aid of Clonmany N.S. on Fri. Apr. 6 from 10:30am. until 3pm. Please come along and give your support.

Apostolic Work Society: Meeting in St. Mary's Church on Wed. Apr.4 from 7-8pm.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Devotions on Tues. Apr. 3 from 8-10pm.

One Day Retreat for Senior Citizens on Thurs. Apr. 5 from 11am-5pm. Tel. 04871 262512.

Pope's Intentions for April: That consecrated people, answering the call of their particular vocation, may radiate the spirit of the Gospel beatitudes in the modern world. That the recently celebrated centenary of the Church's arrival in Rwanda may reinforce Christian solidarity and promote national reconciliation

Once in a Lifetime Visit St. Thérése of the Child Jesus was born in Alencon in France on Jan. 2, 1873. At the age of fifteen she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. She spent the next nine years of her life there. St. Thérese died on Sept. 30 1897 at the age of 24. She was canonised in 1925. She has been proclaimed Patroness of France and of the Missions and in 1997 was declared a Doctor of the Church. Her autobiography 'Story of a Soul' was published one year after her death. Millions of copies have been sold and it has been translated into fifty languages. Her feast day is celebrated each year on Oct. 1. The reliquary containing some of the bones of St. Thérésa will be on pilgrimage in Ireland from Easter Sunday Apr. 15 until the end of June.

Knock - Main Pilgrimage Season for 2001 is Sun. Apr. 29 - Sun. Oct. 14.

Baptisms: The white garment required for Baptism is available from Margaret Comiskey, Clonmany.

Sale & Auction in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany next Sun. Apr. 8 at 2:30pm. Bargains, prizes galore, stalls, plants etc. Proceeds to help alleviate Slavery in India. Donations of saleable items used/new (not used clothes) may be left with the following people: Noreen Doherty & May Barr, Urris. Kathleen Comiskey, Cleagh. Mary McGroarty, Rasheeny. Gabriel Walsh, Ballyliffin. Mary Whitehouse, Minahaw. Anne M. Doherty, Cloontagh Majella Doherty, Tornabratley. Frances Toland, Annagh. P. J. McDaid, Isle of Doagh. Marie Doherty (Con), Binion. Dolores Kelly, Tullagh (after4pm.) Large items may be brought to hall. For more details, tel. 76432 / 76795 / 76193.

Keg Golf Society: Meeting on Mon. Apr. 2 at 10pm. in Briney's Bar.

Sponsored Slim Cards in aid of Clonmany Church Restoration Fund are available from Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114 or Margaret Reidy, tel. 76232. Weigh in every Wednesday night at 8pm in St. Mary's Hall.

Festival of Hope: Come and hear Jean Vanier Founder of L'Arche and of Faith and Light and leading spiritual writer and speaker at St. Columb's Hall, Derry on Wed. Apr. 4 at 8pm. All welcome - admission is free. Jean Vanier is visiting the North West to launch the Festival of Hope for 1,000 young adults, which is to be held in the New Millennium Forum, Derry, from July 4 - 8, 2001.

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Fri. at 9pm. Spot Prizes of beautiful Easter eggs to be won. Why not come along and try your luck!

35 Card Drive in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Apr. 13 (Good Friday night) at 8:30pm.

Youth Club Draw Results, week 5, Mar. 22:

Promoters: 1st. Mary McCarron, Cleagh. Shaun Doherty (N). 2nd. Helen Toland, 6 Gaddyduff. Shaun & Ryan Doherty. 3rd. Sara Doherty, Claggin. Sara Doherty. 4th. Patricia Doherty, Letter. Annie Duffy.

Start Your Own Business Course: Are you unemployed, thinking of setting up your own, or recently established in business? The Inishowen Partnership Company plans to run a one-day Start Your Own Business Course on Fri. Apr. 6 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in the Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. Places are limited and will be offered on a 'first come first served' basis. If you are interested in participating on this one-day course, contact Geraldine at 62218 on or before Wed. Apr. 4.

Inishowen Partnership: Vacancy for Administrator/Receptionist. Application by CV before Apr.13 to The Manager, Inishowen Partnership Co., 2 Victoria Villas, Buncrana.


Rasheeny F.C.


Sea Rovers 1 Rasheeny F.C. 8

Aileach Res. 4 Rasheeny Res. 2


Sun. Apr. 1: Res. Div. Cockhill Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Committee Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Apr. 2 at 9:30pm. sharp.

Golden Goal - Tickets on sale again from players and committee members.

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Clonmany Shamrocks 2 Culdaff F.C. 0

Culdaff Res. 1 Clonmany Res. 1



F.A.I.Statoil Jr.Cup: Clonmany Shamrocks V Kildrum Tigers 2pm

U16 Training starts on Wed. Apr. 4 in Peter's field at 7pm.

Inishowen Football League - The Reserve League Shield Final:

Clonmany Res. V Culdaff Res. on Sun. Apr.15.

Tickets available from any club member or The Sq. Bar. Members Confined Draw:Tickets now available from club members £20,000 in prizes

Bingo draw results: 1st. Bernie Moore, Crossconnall; 2nd. Bridie Doherty, Tullagh.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm. Spot Prizes for Easter

Match & Win Results: Thurs. Mar. 22 - Years drawn: 1960, 1964, 1965, 1975.

£10 winners: G. McColgan, I.O.D. Winifred McLaughlin, Aghilly. Emily McCallion, Buncrana. Mary McGonigle (C), Cloontagh. Josie Doherty, Tullagh. Jackpot is £600.

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

Training as follows:

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

U12 Boys Tues. 4pm. U16 Boys Sun. 6pm.

Seniors: Wed & Fri. 7:30pm.

Please bring membership of £1 for under 18 and £5 for adults.

Fixtures: U16 Boys I.L. 10/4/01 - Urris V Burt at 7pm.

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