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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 15th 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.

In today's Gospel the parable of the Good Samaritan tells of a person who is prepared to go out of his way to help another. In the time of Jesus it was extremely unusual for a Samaritan to help a Jew or for a Jew to help a Samaritan. The story tells how sometimes one person reaches out to help another in time of need. It is significant that Jesus concludes his story with a different question: Which of the three made himself neighbour? It is as if he said: do not try to figure out who is your neighbour, listen rather to the call from within you, and become a neighbour, be close to your sister and brother in need. As long as we see the comand to love as an obligation, we are not loving as God wants. We should try to follow this example if we want to be truly Christian.


Kindness is a virtue given by the Lord.
It pays dividends in happiness
And joy in its reward.
For, if you practice kindness
In all you say and do,
The Lord will wrap his kindness
Around your heart and you.
And wrapped within his kindness
You are sheltered and secure
And under his direction
Your way is safe and sure.


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:


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.

1st. Anniversary Mass
8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany on Wed. July 18 will be offered for Mickey Gill, Magheramore, on the First Anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Months Mind Mass
8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany, on Fri. July 20 will be offered for Daniel Doherty, Cleagh, on his Months Mind. May he rest in peace.

Collections Parish
collection last weekend amounted to £1,520 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,246. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Saints of the week

Monday: Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Honours a place that was already holy in Elijah's day and the site of an early Christian monastery. Feastday of the Carmelites.

Friday: St. Elijah of Tishbe, the father of prophets is honoured today in the Byzantine calendar.

Saturday: St.Lawrence of Brindisi. A Capuchin at 16, a superior at 31, Lawrence was a peacemaker whose advice was sought by the most powerful leaders of his time.

We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Elizabeth Gordon, Figart, Isle of Doagh, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

We welcome into God's family Conor Michael Doherty, Annagh.

Prayer Cards for Lourdes Trip
To help bring invalids to Lourdes will be on sale after all Masses this weekend.

Promoters of Monthly Draw
Meeting for all promoters in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. July 16 at 8pm.

Altar Servers Outing
On Tues. July 17 to Waterworld, Bundoran and Cinema. Leaving Urris Chapel 9:45am. Clonmany Sq. 10am. Ballyliffin Oratory 10:10am. Return 10pm. (approx.)

Alter Servers Practices
Will take place on Sat. 21st. July in Urris at 12 noon and in Clonmany at 1pm.

October Station Masses
If anyone in the following areas would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114. Leenan / Leenankiel Lower Dunaff Roxtown Tullagh / Crossconnell Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville Cloontagh Cleagh / Gorteran / Rooskey Annagh Rasheeny / Graignagor / Giblin / Straths

Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund will take place today, Sun. July 15 at 3pm. starting at St. Mary's Hall. Come along and join in the fun - it's only 5 miles. Refreshments in the hall afterwards.

Parish Census
Everyone is reminded to fill their census form and return it in the envelope provided to the box at the back of the Church. Forms are available from the parochial house for anyone who has not received one. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

McGlinchey Summer School
The committee would like to thank all the people who contributed in any way towards the success of this year's Summer School. The committee is currently looking at ideas for further summer schools, and would welcome suggestions. "It's us They're Talking About" Vol. 3 now available in local shops.


Youth Club

Youth Club Draw

Winners, week 21, July 12

  • 1st. Mary Alice Doherty, Roxtown. Prom. Caroline Kerrigan.
  • 2nd. Dylan Hands, Cleagh. Prom. Caroline Kerrigan.
  • 3rd. Michael McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D. Prom. Yvonne McLaughlin.
  • 4th. Tony McEleney, Annagh. Prom. Anna Claire Devlin.


Horseshoe Draw

Week 4:

  • 1st. Mary McGonigle, The Diamond, Carndonagh.
  • 2nd. Mary Doherty, Cregnahorna, Carndonagh.
  • 3rd. Pat Callaghan, Canowreagh Rd., Carndonagh.

Week 5:

  • 1st. Shaun McDaid, Altashane, Carndonagh.
  • 2nd. Mary T. MaLaughlin, Clara, Isle of Doagh.
  • 3rd. Laura Doherty, Westtown, Malin Head.

A big thank you to all who sold tickets and supported the draw.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Clonmany Shamrocks & Reserve Training for the new season starts on Tues. July 17 at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

School League Results:

Rasheeny 2 Cloontagh 2

Lackin Cup Results:

Urris-Drunfries 2 Clonmany 7

Urris G.A.A. Club:

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


15/7/01 Junior "A" Championship Quarter Final Play-off: Pettigo V Urris in Convoy at 4:30pm. at 3:30pm.

19/7/01 U18 Inishowen League Malin V Urris at 7:30pm.

21/7/01 U10 Urris V Moville at 11am.

Night at the Races - Fri. July 20 at 9:30pm. in the Rusty Nail. Horses £10 available from players and club members. Returns to clubhouse on Wed. at 9:30pm.

Match & Win Results, Years drawn Thurs. July 12: 1960, 1973, 1974, 1977.

£10 Winners: Mary E. Diver, Roxtown. Bridget Clafferty, Cleagh. Aileen Kelly, Tullagh. Neil McGonigle, Roxtown. Jackpot next week is £975.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall every Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

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