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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 6th May 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 is the Fourth of the Easter Season. It is also Good Shepherd Sunday and Vocations Sunday. When Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd, He was not insulting us by calling His followers sheep. He was telling us that, like a Good Shepherd, He will guide and guard His flock; that we can trust Him. This Sunday we pray for all those who are called to the priesthood and religious life. We ask Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to help and guide them as they do their best to live out their vocation. We pray also for those whose vocation is to marriage or single life.

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. 9:30pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm.

Sun. 10am.


Thurs. 6:45pm.


Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

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

D.D.S. Mass: 9:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Tues. May 8 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. Pope's Intentions for May: That refugee women may be given support and respect, and somehow find the strength to overcome the violence and suffering to which they are subjected. That the challenge of modern urban culture may kindle in believers a new missionary ardour in our cities.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,302 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,209. Trocaire Collection has amounted to £9,650. Sincere thanks to everyone.

Collection for General Purpose Fund will be taken up next weekend.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Matthys Michael Pier McLaughlin, Letter; Chloe Frances Doherty, Urrismanagh and Sorcha Caitlín Hession, Rockstown.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Hugh Brennan, The Square, Clonmany, who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Visitation of the sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Wednesday of this week.

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

Saints of the week:

Thursday: St. Comgall.

Saturday: Sts. Nereus and Achilleus.

Annual Collection for Polio will be taken up this weekend May 5 & 6 after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

First Confessions: First Confession for children in all four schools in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany on Fri. May 11 at 7pm.

Coeliac: Those who are Coeliac please feel free to come to the altar with the Lay Minister and receive the Chalice.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. May 8 at 9pm.

Choice Technology Computer Training Courses: Enrolment now being taken for the following courses to begin shortly - Introduction to Internet, Basic Computing, RSA CLAIT, ECDL, and Children's Technology. Tel. O77 73045 - all courses subject to demand.

Important Meeting in the Parochial hall on Tues. May 8 at 9pm. Regarding the Department of Education and Science and Office of public Works recommendations as to the building of a new school for Clonmany school children. It is very important that families currently attending school and those hoping to attend Clonmany N.S. in the future, be represented at this meeting.

Parish Draw Results:

Promoters: 1st. £500 Angela Ivers, Gaddyduff. Carmel Doherty. 2nd. £100 Mary Devlin, Tullagh. Paddy Kerr. 3rd. £100 Mrs. Dominic Kelly, Leenan. Rosemary Kearney. 4th. £100 Bridget Harkin, Cross. Carmel Doherty. 5th. £100 Margaret Doherty, Claggan. Margaret Doherty. 6th. £100 John Brennan, Leenan. Rosemary Kearney 7th. £50 Roger Doherty, Urrismanagh. Daniel Doherty. 8th. £50 Rita Friel, Roxtown. Teresa Coyle. 9th. £50 Lizzie McGeoghegan, I.O.D. Margaret McLaughlin. 10th. £50 Peter O'Donnell, Roxtown. Teresa Coyle. Profit for the month of April was £860. Thank you to our promoters and all who support the draw.

Donegal Downs Syndrome Association recent Church Gate Collection amounted to £481. Thanks to all who gave so generously and to the collectors.

Youth FÁS Training Course in building and construction at Market House, Clonmany. Trainees wanted, 15 yrs. & upward - tel. 76066 (day) 76256 (after 6pm.)

Inishowen Branch of Dyslexia Association of Ireland will be having a stall at the market in Clonmany Youth Centre on May 12. Bargains Galore - please support this worthy cause.

Aerobic Class continues in the hall every Monday at 8:15pm. All welcome.

TICN: The Investment Club Network of Ireland are holding a "Money Talk" in the Malin Hotel on Wed. May 9 at 8pm. sharp with a view to setting up an Investment club in the area. All welcome.

Wedding on the Web: A new Irish site on the web helps couples prepare for a Catholic wedding. Getting married i.e. gives a guide to the ceremony and special tips for choosing readings, prayers and music. The website also has stories and experiences of couples, an online bookshop and lots more. www.gettingmarried.ie

Race Night in the Strand Hotel at 9pm. on Fri. May 11. (Proceeds in aid of Ballyliffin Residents Association)

Key Found on the Shore Road, Dunaff, Urris. Owner may contact 76340.


Clonmany Shamrocks:


Sun. May 6 Willie Grant Westend League Cup Final

Clonmany Shamrocks V Illies Celtic at 7pm. in Maginn Park, Buncrana. Tickets available from club members.

Tues. May 8: Clonmany Shamrocks V Killea at 7pm.

Committee meeting in the clubhouse at 9pm. on Tues. May 8.

Bingo draw winners: 1st. Bridie Doherty, Tullagh. 2nd. Sammy Harkin, Urrismanagh.

Youth Club

Winners Promoters: 1st. Mary Quinn, Leenankiel. Charlene Kearney 2nd. Matthew & Ciara Duffy, Beltra, I.O.D. Yvonne McLaughlin. 3rd. Declan Grant, Magheramore. Declan Grant. 4th. Annie Doherty, Coolcross. Rosemary Doherty.

No Youth Club activities or Drama this week.

Car Boot Sale every Saturday.

Next teenage disco on Fri. May 18 from 9:30pm. - 12 midnight.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm.


6/5/01 All Co. Div. 4 Urris V Muff at 3:00pm.

8/5/01 U12"B" Boys Urris V Moville at 6:30pm.

8/5/01 U12"A" Boys Urris V Moville at 7:15pm.

8/5/01 U16 Boys I.L. Moville V Urris at 7:15pm.

11/5/01 U16 All Co. Div. 2 Moville V Urris at 7:30pm.

12/5/01 U12 Girls Carn V Urris at 12:00

10/5/01 U14 Girls Urris V Carn at 6:30pm.

Training: U14 Training every Saturday morning at 11am. Everyone welcome. Contact Adrian for further information, tel. 76340.

Tickets for Donegal V Fermanagh Game - May 13 - To be booked, tel. Ed. 76416.

Match & Win Results -

May 3, Years Drawn: 1962, 1971, 1974, 1975. £10 winners: Lexie Doherty, Tirmaine. Patricia Caldwell, Tullydish, Buncrana. Liam Doherty, Roxtown. Maureen Boyle, Glebe, Fahan. Tommy Delanney, 161 Ealeaghmore, Galliagh, Derry. Jackpot next week is £725.

Rasheeny F.C. News:


Rasheeny F.C. 2 Dunree Utd. 0

Rasheeny Res. 2 Aileach Res. 2


Sun. May 6: BCU Cup Semi-final - Aileach F.C. V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

Grand Draw: We express our thanks to all those who supported the club by purchasing tickets in our recent draw. See local newspapers for list of prizewinners.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday at 9pm. Come along and support the parochial bingo - you never know your luck!

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