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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 20th 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.

In today's Gospel Jesus tells us to love one another as He has loved us. Christians should be recognised by their love for one another. Love shown in the members of the Church enables the community to be seen as disciples of Christ. Many of the causes of pain and suffering on earth come from an absence of love. Mutual love within the community overflows to the whole world. Christian charity helps to ease the burden of suffering and eliminates many of its causes. Lord, give me courage to be true to you in all I say and do. Give me your love to keep me sweet to everyone I chance to meet. Give me your power to keep me strong. Give me the Faith that all may see how real you are 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:


Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.


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.

Months Mind Masses: 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. May 25 will be offered for Mick McGonigle, Cloontagh and Jack McLaughlin, Beltra on their Months Mind and 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Sat. May 26 will be offered for Hugh Brennan, The Square, Clonmany, on his Months Mind. May they rest in peace.

First Anniversary Mass: 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris next Sat. May 26 will be offered for Margaret Ann Kelly, Leenan, on the first anniversary of her death. May she rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,376 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,128. General Purpose Collection amounted to £480. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock under the Leadership of the Most Reverend Seamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry will take place on Sun. June 3. Ceremonies commence at 2:30pm.

Saints of the week:

Friday:St. Bede, St.Gregory VII, St.Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi.

Saturday: St. Philip Neri.

Blessing of Graves in Clonmany cemetery will take place on Sun. July 1 at 3pm. and Urris cemetery on Sun. July 1 at 6pm.

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

Rasheeny N.S. Sports Day today, Sun. May 20 in Rasheeny Football Ground. Afternoon will start with a Model Aircraft Display at 2pm. followed by sports. Please come along and support the school.

Church Gate Collection for Muscular Dystrophy Association - Donegal Branch Research and Welfare Fund will be taken up after all Masses this weekend. Please contribute generously.

McGlinchey Summer School - on Emigration, to be held June 29 - July 1. Any Clonmany person with relatives in Boston are asked to contact either Mary McGeoghegan, tel. 76484 or Noelle Doherty, tel. 76343.

The Little Way Novena: Prayer Cards will be handed out this weekend. There is one for each family. Everyone is encouraged to recite the prayer daily during the novena. The question Thérèse always asked herself was "how to become a saint, a great saint". She wrote "When I compare myself to the saints it is like the difference between a mountain . and an obscure grain of sand". After six years in the convent, she realised that she was no nearer her goal of holiness. She knew her weaknesses fully. She learned through prayer and abandonment to God's Will that she could not earn eternal life by her own efforts. It was God's work. Her attitude changed from 'I will be a saint' to 'God will make me a saint'. Celine, her sister, had brought into the convent a couple of notebooks of quotations from the Old Testament. Thérèse used these to help her find a "little way which was vert straight, very short and sure . a lift". She found her answer in Prov. 9:4, "Whoever is a little one, let him come to me". She searched further and in Isaiah 66: 12 - 13, she read "As one whom a mother caresses, so will I comfort you; you shall be carried at the breasts, and upon the knees they shall caress you." She continued, "I found in your arms, O Jesus, the lift that will take me to Heaven . no need to grow up, but rather remain little and become so more and more". The 'Little Way' is not a running away from life or responsibility. Thérèse wrote, "it is the way of confidence and complete trust in God. I want to teach them the little ways that I have found to succeed so perfectly, to say to them that there is one thing to do here below - to lay before Jesus flowers of little sacrifices, to win Him by caresses. That is how I have won Him, and that is why I shall be made so welcome by Him". In our lives we can follow Thérèse by abandoning ourselves totally to the will of God, who is love itself. "It is confidence and nothing but confidence that will lead us to love" (St. Thérèrse).

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Mass at 8pm. each evening on Mon. 28, Tues. 29 and Wed. 30 May in preparation for the visit of the Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Thurs. May 31 arrival of Relics at 2pm. The faithful are invited to come and reverence the Relics of the Saint at any time between 2pm. Thurs. and 12 noon on Fri. June 1. Friday morning Concelebrated Mass at 9am. The Monastery will remain open all during Thursday night. Limited residential accommodation is available but must be booked in advance. Tel. Derry 71262512 (office hours).

Date for your Diary: Brian Houten Memorial Fun Cycle will take place on Sun. Aug. 19 at 3pm. starting in Buncrana to Doagh Cross, Carndonagh. Prizes for best fancy dress (female and male) and first team to finish. Cycling in teams of four - two female and 2 male. Entrance fee £5 per person (£20 per team). All proceeds in aid of St. Mura's Nursery, Fahan. Contact 76175 for more details.

Choice Technology Computer Training Courses in Buncrana and Carndonagh. Currently enrolling for the following upcoming courses. Introduction to Internet, Basic Computing (for absolute beginners), RSA CLAIT, ECDL, and children's Programmes. For details of these and other courses please contact Choice Technology 73045. All courses subject to demand.

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

PAROCHIAL BINGO in St. Mary's Hall on Friday at 9pm. Why not come along and enjoy a friendly game of bingo - you never know your luck!


Clonmany Shamrocks:


Clonmany Res. 6 Aileach 1


Sun. 20: Clonmany Shamrocks V Illies Celtic at 11am. (League decider)

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. May 22 at 9pm.

Bingo draw winners: 1st. Anne Devlin, Annagh. 2nd. Betty Doherty, Urrismanagh.

Youth Club

Draw Winners, May10, Week 12:

Promoters: 1st. Betty Doherty, Urrismanagh. Annie Duffy. 2nd. Anne Doherty, Station House, Rasheeny. Aisling Callaghan. 3rd. Kathleen Doherty, Letter, Clonmany. Annie Duffy. 4th. Enda McDaid, Gortfad. Barry Doherty.

Slim & Trim in the Community Centre every Thursday from 8pm. - 9pm.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

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


U14 Training every Saturday morning at 11am. Everyone welcome. Contact Adrian for further information, tel. 76340. Also U10's at 11am. tel. 76533.

Club Meeting on Mon. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse. All members please attend.


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