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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 8th 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.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Holy Week Ceremonies as follows - Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence

St. Mary’s Church:


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

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8pm.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3pm. & 8pm.

Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass at 8pm.

Easter Sunday: Mass at 9am. and 11:30am.


Fri. After 3pm. Ceremony & Sat. at 12(2 Priests)


Mon.-Thurs. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael’s Church:


Mon. & Wed. 9:30am.

Holy Thurdsday: Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8pm.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm.

Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass at 8:00pm.(note change of time)

Easter Sunday: Mass at 10:30am.


Fri. After 3pm. Ceremony

Sat. 10:30am.(2 Priests)


Mon. Tues. & Wed. 7:30 - 9:30pm.

Holy Thursday: After Mass until 9:30pm.

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Mass on Tues. at 9:30am. Sun. 10am

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6:30pm.


Holy Thursday at 5:30pm.


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.

Penitential Service will be held in the three churches this evening, Sun. Apr. 8 at 7pm. We invite everyone to come along to confession in preparation for Easter. 1st.

Anniversary Mass: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church next Sat. Apr. 14 will be offered for Daniel Doherty, Urrismanagh, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace. Collections:

Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,343. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,267. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Trocaire Boxes: Collection for Trocaire will be taken up this weekend. Please be as generous as you can. Anyone who has not transferred their money to the envelope please do so and drop it in the basket next weekend.

Holy Land: A collection for the Religious Communities in the Holy Land will be taken up on Good Friday. Please support this cause.

Trip to Rome, Assisi and Sorrento - May 21 - 30, 2001. 9 nights. Cost £934. Brochure and full details, contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Ryan Thomas Collins, Tornabratley and Cáoimhe Marie Doherty, Gortfad.

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

Sale & Auction in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany today, Sun. Apr. 8 at 2:30pm. Bargains, prizes galore, stalls, plants etc. Proceeds to help alleviate Slavery in India. There will be bingo - remember your pen! Looking forward to seeing you there!

First Confession and First Holy Communion: First Confession for children in all four schools in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany on Fri. Apr. 27 at 7:30pm. First Holy Communion for children in Clonmany and Cloontagh schools on Sat. June 9 at 11am. in St. Mary's Church. Children in Tiernasligo school on Sun. June 10 in St. Michael's Church at 10:30am. and children in Rasheeny school in the Oratory, Ballyliffin on Sat. June 16 at 11am.

Donation: We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £400 towards the Church Restoration Fund.

Parochial Bingo: There will be no bingo on Good Fri. night. Bingo on Easter Monday at 9pm. Thank you:

Fr. Farrell and Fr. Devlin would like to thank all those who hosted the Station Masses during Lent. Your hospitality and kindness will be long remembered.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Three evening retreats on Mon.9 Tues.10 & Wed.11 7:30-10pm The Sacrament of Reconciliation - A share in this holy, eternal sacrifice is given to all who have undertaken true contrition and penance for their sins, who have made a definite resolve not to repeat their faults for the future but to persevere steadfastly in the pursuit of virtue which they have begun. Almighty, everlasting God, you asked your Son, our saviour, to become man and undergo the cross as an example of humility for all to follow. We have the lessons of his sufferings: give us the fellowship of his resurrection.

Monthly Draw Results:


1st. £500 Mary Kearney, Claggin. Margaret Doherty.

2nd. £100 Packie Farren, Clonmany. Carmel Doherty.

3rd. £100 Mary Duffy, Tiernasligo. Kathleen Ivers & Alice McLaughlin.

4th. £100 Denis Doherty (JN), Letter. Paddy Doherty.

5th. £100 Mary Alice Doherty, Roxtown. Teresa Coyle.

6th. £100 O'Farrell Family, Tiernasligo. Kathleen Ivers & Alice McLaughlin.

7th. £50 Marie Comiskey, Cleagh. Daniel Doherty.

8th. £50 Eileen Harkin, Magheramore. Brigid Coyle.

9th. £50 James & Catherine Doherty, T'sligo. Kathleen Ivers & Alice McLaughlin.

10th. £50 Margaret McLaughlin, Gleneely. Carmel Doherty.

Profit for the month of March was £1,330. A big thank you to our promoters and all who support the draw. Your loyal support is very much appreciated. If any would like to join the draw please contact the promoter in your area or Fr. Devlin.

Special Course for Women: Are you interested in taking some time out for yourself? If you are and would like to meet other women in your local community then Inishowen Women's Outreach Centre are offering you an opportunity to participate on any one of our three new courses on offer from the Workers Education Association's OWL programme. Courses will commence immediately after Easter. You can choose from any of the three courses on offer "Women and Health" which looks at issues that affect women and the health of their families, or "Personal Development" a course that will help build your confidence and self esteem. There is also a course on Basic Women's Studies, this course is designed to look at issues such as Domestic Violence or why women are so under represented in positions of leadership within our society. If you are interested in taking part in any of these ten week courses run once a week for two hours, morning or night the n please contact Philomena before Apr. 16, tel. 73232 between 10am. and 1pm. Mon. Wed. Thurs. & Fri. Course fee is £10 and there is help with childcare and travel.

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

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

Urris Parents Association: Meeting on Mon. Apr. 9 at 7pm. in the boys school.

  • Please come in good time for Mass and do not leave until Mass is over.
  • Please give the ushers your full co-operation.
  • Please leave your Missalette on the table at the back on your way out.

Thank you

Festival Committee: Meeting in the Square Bar on Mon. Apr. 9 at 9pm. All welcome.

Traditional Session of music, song and dance in the Teach Ceoil on Wed. Apr. 11 at 9pm.

Aerobic Class continues every Monday night at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

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


Community Centre Notes:

Tai Chi every Thurs. from 11am-12.

Slim & Trim every Tues. from 8 - 9pm.

Easter Teenage Disco on Sat. Apr. 14 from 9:30pm. - 12 in the Community Centre. Proceeds in aid of the Drop in Centre Development. Admission is £4, which includes free draw for a play station and Easter egg. Next disco on Apr. 27 and then will run every two weeks.

Car boot sale as usual on Sat. from 12 - 5pm.

Youth Club Draw Results, week 7, April 5:


1st. Ellen Anne McLaughlin, Cloontagh. Catherine McGonigle.

2nd. Niamh Walsh, Ballyliffin. Éimear Walsh.

3rd. Bridget McCrudden, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant.

4th. Kathleen Farren, Ballyliffin. Martin John McGrath.

Rasheeny F.C.


Cockhill Res. 2 Rasheeny Res. 1


Sun. 8: O'Gara Cup Q-Final:

Rasheeny F.C. V Quigley's Point Swifts at 2pm.

Res. Div. Clonmany Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

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

Clonmany Shamrocks:


F.A.I.Cup:Clonmany Shamrocks 0 Kildrum Tigers 1 Fixtures:

Sun. Apr. 8: Cockhill V Clonmany Shamrocks at 2pm.

Clonmany Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am

U16 Training starts on Wed. Apr. 11 in Peter's field at 7:30pm.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Wed. Apr. 11 at 9pm.

£100 Tickets on sale from club members and players. £20,000 in prizes.

Res. Cup Final Tickets on sale in the Square Bar and from club members.

Bingo draw results:

1st. Anne Marie Shiels, Rooskey.

2nd. Bernie Moore, Crossconnell.

Ladies Football:

Meeting on Tues. Apr. 10 at 8pm. in Shamrock clubhouse. Any ladies wishing to play for St. Mary's must sign that evening.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9:15pm. Spot Prizes for Easter

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. Apr. 5 - Years drawn: 1960, 1972, 1973, 1976.

£10 winners: Charlotte Diver, Roxtown. Chrissie Diver, Letter. Patrick Diver, Gorteran. Bridget Clafferty, Cleagh. Liz Hughes, Carndonagh. Jackpot is £625.

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

Club meeting on Tues. 8:30

Training as follows:

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

Seniors: Wed & Fri. 7:30pm.

U12 Boys Tues. 4pm.

U16 Boys contact Danny 76286.


All Co. Div.4 League:

24/3/01 Urris 3-11 Convoy 1-3;

31/3/01 Urris 2-10 Lifford 0-6


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

14/4/01 L/kenny Gaels V Urris at 6pm.

Teenage Disco in the Strand Hotel on Thurs. Apr.11 from 9:30-12. Adm. £3. Soft drinks only


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