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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 22th 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.

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister called Mary who sat at the Lord's feet to listen to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was busy with all the serving and finally she said: 'Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do all the serving'. I am sure now that Jesus, the most sensitive human being ever born, would have extraordinary insights into the different characters of these two women. I am equally sure that he would have recognised the fact that, by each of their different ways of being, each was living out of her own authenticity, and that, I think, is all that each of us is asked to do.


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:


Wed. & Fri. 9:30am.

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. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

Dr. on Duty In emergency, tel. 76173.

40 Hours Adoration

Will take place in St. Michael's Church next Sun. July 29 after 10:30am. Mass and will close with a holy hour at 6pm.

Collections Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,323 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,231. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Saints of the week

Monday: St. Bridget. She is the patron saint of Sweden and since last year, patroness of Europe.

Tuesday: St. Declan of Ardmore. A pre-Patrician saint who evangelised the Decies.

Wednesday: St. James, Apostle. Patron saint of Spain ('Santiago') who is honoured at Compostela, James was present at the Transfiguration and in the Gethsemane.

Thursday: Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. St. Anne is patron saint of Canada.


We welcome into God's family Shay Toland, Minahaw, and Aileen Marie Doherty, Cregnagor.

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

Carmelite Retreat Centre

One day retreat for Senior Citizens and their friends on Thurs. Aug. 2 from 11am. - 5pm. Cost £10 includes a four course lunch. To book tel. 04871 262512.

Parish Draw 2001

Promoters are asked to make returns on Tuesday of this week for the draw on Fri. The Parish Draw is a very important source of Fundraising for the Parish. During this week promoters will be visiting homes to enrol new members for this year. Perhaps you were a member in the past and dropped out. Now is the time to renew your membership. Please consider supporting the draw. New promoters are always welcome. If you wish to join contact a promoter in your area or Fr. Devlin, 76114. **************

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 Roxtown Tullagh / Crossconnell Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville Cloontagh Cleagh / Gorteran / Rooskey / Annagh / Rasheeny / Graignagor / Giblin /

Straths Sponsored Walk

Well done to all those who took part in the Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund last Sunday. A beautiful walk on a beautiful day! A big thank you to all those gave sponsorship and helped provide refreshments in the hall afterwards. Anyone with sponsorship cards and money please return to Fr. Devlin.

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.

Youth Club Draw Winners, week 22, July 19

1st. Mary T. McGroarty, Rasheeny. Prom. Aisling Callaghan.

2nd. Joseph Doherty, Letter. Prom. Donna & Fiona Doherty.

3rd. Margaret Doherty, Annagh. Prom. Anna Claire Devlin.

4th. Brenda Gillespie, Cloontagh.

Prom.Martina Noone.

Culdaff Water Sports Committee Are holding Raft & Punt Races next Sun. July 29 at 1:30pm. sharp (to suit tides) at Bunagee Pier featuring the Finish of Oliver McDaid's Inishowen 100 Sponsored Walk in memory of Brian Houten. Proceeds in aid of Irish Heart Foundation. Side Shows include Bouncy Castle, Mouse Race, Face Painting etc. Life Belts Must be worn! Sponsor cards available in Culdaff Arms.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The opportunity to give blood will arise at Carndonagh Community School on Tues. July 24 from 3 - 4:45pm. and Wed. July 25 From 7 - 9:30pm. Help us to help others!

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall every Friday night at 9pm. All welcome. Why not come along and enjoy a friendly game of bingo!

Apostolic Society: Meeting in St. Mary's Church on Wed. July 25 from 7 - 8pm.

Computer Training Courses in Buncrana and Carndonagh: Summer Camp commencing Mon. July 23 - Fri. 27. Currently enrolling for the following evening courses: Basic Computers for absolute beginners. RSA CLAIT basic competence in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Database. ECDL 7 Modules including exams. Introduction to the Internet-Internet/E-mail - how it works and how to use it. Children's Programmes - Courses 1, 2 and 3 For details please contact 077-73045. We are an ECDL accredited test centre.

Junior Festival Queen Disco in St. Mary's Hall, tonight, Sun. July 22 from 9 - 11pm. Admission £2.


Rasheeny F.C.

Cassidy Cup Semi-final (Over 35)

Mon July 23: Rasheeny V Cloontagh / Clonmany at 7pm.

Wed. July 25: Urris V Unknowns at 7pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Clonmany Shamrocks & Reserve Training every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm.

School League Results:

Semi-final Lackin Cup -

Rasheeny 1 Cloontagh 2


Clonmany 1 Cloontagh 4

Bingo draw results:

1st. Mary Roddy, Ballyliffin; 2nd. Hugh Brendan Devlin.

Urris G.A.A. Club

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


22/7/01 Junior "A" Championship Quarter Final Urris V N. Colmcille in Buncrana at 3:30pm.

23/7/01 U18 Div. 3 Championship 2nd. Round Urris V Muff at 7:30pm.

23/7/01 U12 All Co. Div. 3 Championship Quarter Final Urris V N. Colmcille in Buncrana at 7:30pm.

28/7/01 U10 Training in Straid at 11am. Match & Win Results - Thurs. July 19 will appear in next weeks Bulletin. Jackpot on Thurs. July 26 will be £1,000 if not won.

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