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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 10th June 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 sees the end of the Easter Season when we honour the Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is God the Creator, God the Son (made Man) and God the Holy Spirit of Love - all together. God truly loves and cares for us but the Mystery of God's love is beyond human understanding. We do not understand why God loves us, but we don't have to. We just have to accept it! We honour the Holy Trinity when we make the sign of the Cross and when we say the Glory Be and the Gloria. By the grace of Baptism 'in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit' we are called to share in the Life of the Blessed Trinity, here on earth in the obscurity of faith, and after death in eternal life. May I always appreciate that all that I am and all that I will be is as a result of the love of the Holy Trinity for me. Thank you God for your kindness to me and help me to appreciate all my brothers and sisters who are members of your family.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís 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. Michaelís Church:


Fri. 9:30pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.


Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114.

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

First Holy Communion will take place on Sun. June 10 in St. Michael's Church at 10:30am. for children in Tiernasligo school and next Sat. June 16 in the Oratory, Ballyliffin at 11am. for children in Rasheeny school.

First Anniversary Mass: 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. June 15 will be offered for Aiden Doherty, Mindoran and Stephen McGonigle, Cloontagh on the first anniversary of their death. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,211 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,179. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Barnabas apostle.

Wednesday: St. Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor.

Thursday: St. Davnet.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the relatives and friends of John Kearney, formerly of Tiernasligo, who died in England during the week. May he rest in peace.

40 Hours Adoration & Corpus Christi Procession: The 40 Hours Adoration in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany will take place next Sun. June 17 after 11:30am. Mass and will close with the Corpus Christi Procession at 5pm. in which the Eucharist is carried solemnly and with singing through the street. Everyone is encouraged to come along and continue this procession where it can truly be a sigh of common faith and adoration.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Marian Devotions in honour of Our Lady on Tues. June 12 from 8 - 10pm. All are welcome to attend.

Carmelite Pilgrimage to Italy: Sept. 15 - 29. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. Cost. £995 punts (£795 stg.) For further information and booking tel. 04871 262512 Blessing of Graves in Clonmany at 3pm. and Urris at 5pm. on Sun. June 24. Each family is asked to bring some holy water to sprinkle on their grave while the priest gives the blessing. When people are removing old wreaths, flowers etc. from graves please bring rubbish home rather than dumping it in the graveyard.

Sponsored Slim: We thank the organisers and all those who supported the Sponsored Slim which raised £1,588.80 towards the Church Restoration Fund. Congratulations to Mary Frances Shiels who lost the most weight and Mary Devlin who raised the most money.

Students Summer Job Scheme: Vacancies available on the parish scheme, please contact Kathleen, tel. 76114. (For Third Level Students)

Inishowen Regional Pioneer Council Trip to Knock on Sun. July 15. Return fare is £23 which includes two meals. For booking, tel. 76340 or 76416. Baptism: We welcome into God's family Conor Brendan Gillen, Clonmany.

Local Building Contractors: External repair work, including resurfacing of concrete play area in Clonmany N.S., to be carried out during July or August. Contact Fr. Devlin for specifications.

Accord, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the family is looking for group workers for its Marriage Education Services. Accord is looking for people to present programmes that enable people to prepare for marriage and to keep their marriage alive for life. The benefits are to receive excellent training. To develop group skills and earn some money. Anyone interested please contact The Inishowen Pastoral Centre, Carndonagh, tel. 74103 between 10:30am. and 12:30pm.

School Bring & Buy Facility: Anyone wishing to sell or buy second hand books for C.C.S. there will be an opportunity to do so on Sat. June 16 from 10am. -12:00 in Clonmany Hall. Book sellers are responsible for the sale of their own books. Also for sale second hand uniforms for Clonmany N.S.

Start Your own Business Course: Are you unemployed, thinking of setting up on your own, or recently established in business? The Inishowen Partnership Company plans to run a one-day Start Your Own Business Course on Friday June 8 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in 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. June 6.

Grand Opening of Glenevin Waterfall and Park on Sun. June 10 at 3pm. Shuttle bus from G.A.A. Sports Centre. Refreshments will be served at the Glen House.

Relate Teen is for young people (aged 11-19) who are having a hard time and want to talk to someone about it. We will help you to work out what is the best way forward, without telling you what to do. All our counsellors are specifically trained to work with young people. We will listen and understand - Contact (028) 90 323 454.

Ballyliffin Residents Association: The Donegal County Council have provided us with a skip which will be available down at the beach at Ballyliffin on Wed. June 13 and Thurs. June 14. if anyone wishes to dispose of rubbish which has accumulated.

L.A.S.C.O. A.G.M. will take place in St. Eugene's Parish Hall on Tues. June 12 at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Pilgrimage Choir: Any pilgrim who is going on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in July 2001, is invited to join the Pilgrimage Choir. Practices take place on Monday nights in the Choir Room of St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry at 8pm.

Aerobic Class continues every Monday at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall. Sarah's Hair Salon will be closed from Wed. June 20 until Wed. July 4.


Clonmany Shamrocks:


Sun. 10 - Top Four Final Clonmany Shamrocks V Illies Celtic in Maginn Park at 3pm.

Last game of a very good season for the Shamrocks who need to win this game for the treble. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Tickets for this match available from Shaun McDaid tel. 76619 or any club member.

Inishowen League Dinner Dance in the Strand Hotel on Fri. June 15. Tickets available from Patrick McCarron, tel. 76757.

Bingo Draw Results: 1st.Patrick Cantillon, Manchester. 2nd.Anne Grant, Magheramore

Youth Club


Winners, week 15, May 31 Promoters: 1st. Kevin Noone, Tornabratley. Aisling Callaghan. 2nd. Bridget Ivers, Tiernasligo. Charlene Kearney. 3rd. Frank Doherty, Claggin. Sara Doherty. 4th. Michael Kearney, Leenankiel. Charlene Kearney.

Week 16, June 7: 1st. Lorraine Coyle, Cleagh. Shaun Doherty (N) 2nd. Charlie Doherty, Cregnagor. Shaun Doherty (N) 3rd. Martin McDonald, Minahaw. Greg Bradley 4th. Gertie Doherty, Ballyliffin. Martin John McGrath.


Urris G.A.A. Club:

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


12/6/01 U14 Boys Burt V Urris at 7:30pm.

12/6/01 Inishowen U12"A" Final Malin V Carn in Straid at 7:30pm.

15/6/01 Inishowen U12"B" Final Carn V Buncrana in Straid at 6:30 pm

16/6/01 U10 Urris V Muff at 11am.

16/6/01 U12 Boys Club Orange Skills in Buncrana at 2pm.

10/6/01 All Co. Div. 4 N. Padraig V Urris in Lifford at 3:30pm.

14/6/01 U10 Buncrana V Urris at 4:30pm. Club Meeting on Mon. at 9pm. in the clubhouse. All members please attend.

G.A.A. Summer Camp from Mon. July 9 - Fri. July 13 in Straid. To book, tel. 76533.


U14 Training every Saturday morning at 11am. Contact Adrian tel. 76340.

Match & Win Results:

Thurs. May 31 - Years drawn 1962, 1970, 1972, 1978.

£10 winners: Angela Ivers, Clonmany. Mary & Rose Doherty, Upper Annagh. Aidan Doherty (T), Tullagh. Connie McLaughlin, Roxtown. Dorothy McGonigle, Cloontagh.

Years drawn Thurs. June 7: 1961, 1971, 1979, 1981.

£10 winners: Margaret Doherty, Claggin. Shauna Kelly, Tullagh. Eilish Rooney, Tullagh. Jimmy Kelly, Tullagh. George Harkin Annagh. Jackpot next week is £850.


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