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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 24th 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 we honour St. John the Baptist He was born some weeks before Jesus, who was his second cousin. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, had visited her cousin Elizabeth before John was born and their meeting gave rise to the beautiful greeting known as THE MAGNIFICAT. St. John was the last of the prophets. He foretold the coming of Jesus, the Messiah, whose sandals he felt unworthy to tie. He baptised Jesus in the River Jordon, starting His public ministry. Later Salome persuaded King Herod to have John killed when he spoke again of the king's bad behaviour. Lord, my God, may I love with sincerity, hate what is evil, and cling to what is good. May I be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Amen.

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:


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

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.


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.

Blessing of Our Lady's Shrine in Clonmany will take place today, Sun. at 3pm. before the Blessing of the Graves.

First Anniversary Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. July 1 will be offered for Hannah Mackey, Ballyhallion, on the first anniversary of her death. May she rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,436 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,156. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Saints of the week:

Wednesday: St. Cyril.

Thursday: St. Irenaeus.

Friday: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles.

Blessing of Graves today, Sun. June 24, in Clonmany at 3pm. and Urris at 5pm. Each family is asked to bring some holy water to sprinkle on their grave while the priest gives the blessing.

Inishowen Regional Pioneer Council Trip to Knock on Sun. July 15. Return fare is £23, which includes two meals. For booking, tel. 76340 / 76416.

Special Interdenominational Service of Remembrance for all families who have suffered the loss of a loved one through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death. will take place in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny today, June 24 at 4pm.

Senior Citizens Party Wed. June 27. Mass in the Oratory at 5pm. followed by meal in The Ballyliffin Hotel at 6:30pm. Those who require transport will be collected from 4pm. onwards. If you need to be collected by car please contact Eddie Shiels, tel. 76421. Anyone who hasn't given their name contact the Post Office by Monday.

Bus Trip to House of Prayer: Sun. July 1 - Return fare including lunch is £20. For booking contact Willie, tel. 76573.

Senior Citizens Week, June 21 - 28: Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up after all Masses this weekend June 23 & 24. Please give what you can!

The Festival of Hope will take place in Derry City from July 4 - 8. This festival is for young adults aged 18 years and over. The festival will begin on Wednesday evening and end with a procession to the Guildhall Square for a prayer service on Sunday. The keynote speaker at the festival will be Jean Vanier, a compelling speaker who has a particular commitment to young people and who has an extraordinary empathy with them. The Festival of Hope will be saying to young adults - facing the stresses and pressures of everyday life - that there is another and a better way to live. For more details and a booking form contact one of the priests.

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for the month of July - starting on Sat. June 30.



Vigil Mass: Oliver Gilmore. 9am. Owen Doherty. 11:30am. Patrick Michael Gallen.


Vigil Mass: Bell Aisle: Paddy Harkin. Stair Aisle: George Gill. Long Aisle: Denis Gillespie and Conal Doherty. 9:00am. Stair Aisle: Bernard Harkin. Long Aisle: James Devlin 11.30am. Stair Aisle:James Doherty. Bell Aisle Martin McHale Long Aisle: P.J. McDaid and Michael Devlin.


Vigil Mass: Breedge McEleney, Dolores Kelly, Margaret Devlin and Mary Whitehouse. 9:00am. Sarah Doherty and Roma Devlin. 11.30am. Maureen Gill, Jim Harkin, Murial Bradley and John McEleney


Adele Devlin, Gaddyduff & Elizabeth Devlin, Gaddyduff.


Margaret Farren & Sheila Doherty.


Vigil Mass: Joanne Quinn. 10:30am.Mass: John Diver.


Vigil Mass: Patrick Doherty, Leenan & John Friel, Dunaff. 10:30am. Michael Doherty, Bellure & Willie Friel, Dunaff.


Vigil Mass: Elizabeth Doherty & Kathleen Doherty (C) 10:30am. Gerard Friel & Anne Friel.


Peggy Conaghan.



Claire Gilmore.


Charlie Coyle and Mary Doogan. Collector: Des Kemmy.

Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund will take place on Sun. July 1 starting at St. Mary's Hall at 3pm. Via Binion, Tullagh, The Rusty Nail and back to St. Mary's Hall. It's a five mile walk so come on - get your sponsorship card and your walking shoes - sure it's only a bit of fun. Cards available from the Parochial House, Eddie Gill and Joe Farrell.

A Noble Story: Beautiful Hardback book (History of the Diocese) on sale after Mass

Chiropodist: Patricia Barnett will be in the Day Centre on Mon. July 2 and will not visit again until the end of August. For appointment, tel. 76603. Blessing of Boats at Leenan Pier on Sun. June 24 at 12 noon. All welcome.

Don't Miss - McGlinchey Summer School next weekend June 29 - July 1. Come along and hear tales of emigrants of your own people.

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

Urris Parents Association: Meeting in the Boys School on Tues. 26, at 7:30pm. Parish Census: Next week a parish census form will be distributed at weekend Masses. This enables us to update our records and awareness of trends within the parish. Please return these in the envelope provided into the boxes in the porch the following weekend. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Drama Course: There will be a drama course in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany from Mon. July 9 - Fri. July 13. The course will be divided as follows: 10am.-12pm. 4-8 year olds; 12:30pm.-2:30pm. 8-12 year olds; 3pm.-5pm. 12-16 year olds. Registration will be in the hall on Fri. July 6 from 12 - 2pm. Each group is limited to 20 places. For further details tel. Marie, 087 2987363. Fee for the week is £25.

The 34th. Clonmany Festival runs from Aug. 5 - 13. There will be a meeting on Mon. June 25 in the Square Bar at 9pm. sharp. All committee members please attend. Deadline for advertisement in programme is June 25. All new ideas welcome. Tel. Orla, 76122 after 6pm.

Mobile Phone found after the Procession last Sunday. Owner may contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.


Youth Club

Draw Winners, week 18, June 21:

Promoters: 1st. Susan Ruddy, Ballyhallion. Lisa Doherty. 2nd. Joanne McGonigle, Urris. Annie Duffy. 3rd. Noreen McLaughlin, Cloontagh. Catherine McGonigle. 4th. Michaela McGonigle, 3 Gaddyduff. Shaun & Ryan Doherty.

Drama classes will end on Mon. June 25 and re-open on Mon. Sept. 10.

Youth Club summer camp will run from July 23 - Aug 3. Places must be booked.

Teenage Disco in the Youth Club on Fri. July 6 from 9:30 - 12 midnight. Adm. £3.

Car Boot Sale in the Youth Club every Sat. from 12-5pm. Tel. 76938/76772.

Mini lotto numbers, June 7, 2001: 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13.

Winner of £100: Danny Cleary, Clonmany. £10 winners: Eunice Toland, Tornabratley. Granny Harkin, Altahal. Angela McGonigle, Cloontagh. P. Davenport, Clonmany. M. Doherty, Glebe. Jackpot is now £9,600.

Results of Horseshoe Draw:

Week 1: Neil O'Donnell, Rooskey; 2nd. Noreen Doherty, Urrismanagh; 3rd. Sharon & Declan Gill.

Week 2: 1st. Fergal Doherty, Carndonagh; 2nd. Michael Davenport, Carndonagh; 3rd. Rose McLaughlin, Gleneely.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

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


26/6/01 U14 Boys Moville V Urris at 7:30pm.

30/6/01 U10 Urris V Carn at 11am.

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.

Match & Win Results, Years drawn Thurs. June 21: 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981.

£10 winners: Martina Bradley, Fahan. Kathleen Devlin, Boherna. George Harkin, Annagh. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. Danny P. Friel, Dunaff. Jackpot next week is £900.

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