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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 1st July 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's Gospel tells us how Jesus wants us to be very clear about God's Call for us. It is easy to get distracted from the Way that Jesus shows us. Fortitude is a Christian virtue and a gift of the Holy Spirit. It gives us firmness in our difficulties through life. It keeps us persevering on the way of good, helping us to deal with temptations. The Scripture readings today all encourage us to practice fortitude. By it we will conquer our many fears, and be able to face trials, persecutions and even death itself. No misfortune can disturb the one who is trained in the vrtue of fortitude. I will follow you wherever you go. Father, at my baptism I was anointed, and by water and the Holy Spirit I was made a member of your family. Help me to remain faithful to you and steadfast in my following your Son, Jesus Christ.

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. & Fri. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Fri. & Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm. Fri. 10am.

Sun. 10am.


Thurs. 6:45pm. Fri. 9:15am.


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.

D.D.S. Mass: 9:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Mon. July 2 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace.

Month Mind Mass: 9:00am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. July 8 will be offered for Eddie Harkin, Clonmany, on his Months Mind. May he rest in peace.

Pope's Intentions for July: That the Gospel may be read and lived in Christian families by parents and children, so that they may bear witness to the hope of Christ. That catechists and lay missionaries be provided with solid pastoral training.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,407 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,101. Peter's Pence collection amounted to £727. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

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

Saints of the week:

Tuesday: St. Thomas, Apostle. The original 'doubting Thomas', He preached the Gospel in India. Wednesday: St. Elizabeth, of Portugal. She had a remarkable gift for peacemaking and is invoked in time of war.

Thursday: St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria. He was a medical doctor who became a priest, to change the Church from within. Friday:

St. Maria Goretti. Also St. Monnine of Killeavy, who led the life of a hermit on Sliabh Gullion, Co. Armagh.

Saturday: St. Maelruain, Bishop and Abbot. Founder of the monastery at Tallagh, Co. Dublin. Baptism:

We welcome into God's family Jack Bernard Doherty, Magheramore.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Monday and Fr. Devlin will attend his sick on Friday of this week.

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

St. Thèrése of Lisieux: A video of the visit of the relics of St. Thèrése to Termonbacca will be on sale in the shop in Termonbacca in July. Cost £9.99.

Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund will take place on Sun. July 15 starting at St. Mary's Hall. Cards available from Fr. Devlin / Eddie Gill / Joe Farrell

The Festival of Hope 2001, July 4 - 8 In a time when we are hoping and praying for lasting peace in our community you are invited to the Festival of Hope in Derry from Wednesday - Sunday. The Festival has been broadened to accommodate people of all ages. The opening ceremony begins on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. - 9pm. and it will be an opportunity to come together to pray for peace. Let us give the media good news in the midst of all the doom and gloom that exists.

Wed. July 4 7:30pm. Hoping for Peace - Opening Ceremony The Rialto

Thurs. July 5 Hope in a Divided Community 10:30am. Prayer and Jean Vanier in St. Columb's Church off Ireland Cathedral 7:30pm. Seminar - Where is God in political life? The Rialto Speakers: David Ervine, Mark Durkan, Response: Jean Vanier

Friday July 6 Hope in a Divided Church 10:30am. Prayer and Jean Vanier in First Derry Presbyterian Church Magazine Street 7:30pm. SeminarWhat are the signs of Hope in my Church that can lead to unity: The Rialto Speakers: Archbishop Brady, Rev. Dunlop, Bishop Mehaffey (representing Archbishop Eames), Rev. Taggart. Response: Jean Vanier 10:00pm. A Celebration of Youth Nerve Centre

Saturday July 7 Hope in my Life 10:30am Prayer and Jean Vanier in Methodist Church - Carlisle Road 7:30pm. Seminar How can I face tomorrow with hope in my heart and so live today powerfully? The Rialto Speakers: Rev. Ruth Patterson, Bishop Edward Daly. Response: Jean Vanier Sunday July 8 Let peace flow like a river 11:00am. Prayer and talk by Jean Vanier in St. Eugene's Cathedral 12:30pm. Closing Ceremony A human chain of hope binding our community in peace 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.

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.

Cloontagh School: Congratulations to the boys from Cloontagh school who for the second time won the All Ireland N.S. Championships played in Navan last Wednesday. It is the third time in four years that they have won this competition and everyone in the area is very proud of them as was displayed in their welcome home reception. Congratulations also to Cloontagh's 11-a-side team as they won the Double by winning the Cup as well as the League. Our extreme thanks and gratitude are expressed by all to Neil Hirrell and Tony Doherty whose dedication to the children of Cloontagh has helped them reach such a high standard of football.

Irish Night: Ceili and Old Time Dancing, Cabaret and Supper - every Thursday from July 5 - Aug. 23 at 8:30pm. in Bridie's Cottage, Craft Village, Derry. Tickets: tel. 04871 269033.

Clonmany Area Development are currently composing a database of all community / voluntary organisations operating in the parish. To register your organisation, contact Christine McEleney, Binion, tel. 76800. Tidy Towns Competition:

Ballyliffin Village have entered again this year for the Tidy Towns Competition. The Committee have put a lot of hard work into improving and maintaining the area and would appreciate your co-operation in keeping the village and surrounding areas tidy, not just for the competition but also throughout the summer. Visitors have remarked how much improved the area is and the committee would like to thank you for your support.


Youth Club

Draw Winners, week 19, June 28: Promoters: 1st. Kathleen McEleney, Mindoran. Hugh McEleney. 2nd. Shauna McLaughlin, Rasheeny. Peter McLaughlin. 3rd. Mary Condron, Leenankiel. Marie Canny. 4th. Paul Doherty, Tirhoran. Lisa Doherty.

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.

Results of Horseshoe Draw:

Week 1: 1st. 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.

Week 3; 1st. Martin Doherty, 6 Convent Rd., Carndonagh. 2nd. Frank Hirrell, 40 Convent Rd., Carndonagh. 3rd. Gerard Davenport, Tulnaree, Carndonagh.

Urris G.A.A. Club:

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


1/7/01 Junior "A" Championship 2nd. Rd. Urris V Pettigo at 3:30pm.

3/7/01 U14 Boys Urris V Muff at 7:30pm.

5/7/01 U12 "A" Shiels Semi-final Urris V Moville in Carn at 7:30pm.

5/7/01 Inishowen Minor League Buncrana V Urris at 11am.

Club Meeting on Tues. at 8:30pm. 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 28: 1963, 1965, 1972, 1973. £10 Winners: Bridget Kelly (J), Letter. Caroline McCarron, Roxtown. Sean McLaughlin, Malin. Margaret McLaughlin, Gleneely. Paul McFaul, Ballyliffin. Jackpot next week is £925.

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

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