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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 26th Aug 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.

The words of Christ have changed the lives of millions. His words today may seem more depressing than encouraging 'those now last will be first and those now first will be last.' But there is hope in them: a personal invitation to each of us, an invitation we can accept or reject. We live in an era of tight security. There is one door that is always open to us, the Lord's. It 's up to us to enter in - to the Lord's love, care and compassion. Don't lock yourself out! Father, may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May I realise that I must help in the work of making your kingdom visible on earth.


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:


Local Notes


Priest on call: Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

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


Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,432. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,205. Nazareth Nuns collection amounted to £1,358. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Monica.

Tuesday: St. Augustine, Bishop and doctor of the Church.

Wednesday:The Beheading of St. John the Baptist, martyr.

Thursday: St. Fiacre. Friday: St. Aiden of Lindisfarne.


We offer sympathy to the family and friends of Bridie McDaid, Bellure, Isle of Doagh, who died recently. May she rest in peace. Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Anton McLaughlin, Straths; Jason Conall Lynch, Cregnagor; Ben Connor Lynskey, Ballyliffin and Adam Don McDaid, Mindoran.

October Station Masses:

If anyone in the following areas would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.

  1. Roxtown.
  2. Annagh.
  3. Cloontagh.
  4. Leenan / Leenankiel.
  5. Tullagh / Crossconnell.
  6. Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine.
  7. Cleagh / Gorteran / Rooskey.
  8. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.
  9. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

Monthly Draw:

Promoters are asked to make returns on Tuesday of this week for the draw on Friday night at bingo.

St. Vincent De Paul

Trip to Knock: Sat. Sept. 8. For further details, tel. Eddie Shiels, 76421.


Patricia Barnett will be in the Day Centre on Mon. Aug. 27 from 10am. - 2pm. For appointment, tel. 76603.

Beginning Experience for the widowed, separated and divorced are holding an information night on Wed. Sept. 5 in Termonbacca Retreat Centre commencing at 8pm. For further details contact 04871 261627 or 04871 267736.

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! Your support is really appreciated.

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for September:



Vigil Mass: Yvonne McConnellogue, Chapel Glen.

9:00am. Kathleen Doherty, Chapel Glen

11:30am. Edward McLaughlin,

Tullagh Collectors:

Vigil Mass: Long Aisle, Danny McGonigle & Patsy Devlin. Stair Aisle, Joe Farrell. Bell Aisle, Danny Noone.

9am. Long Aisle, Patrick Brennan & Gerard McErlean. Stair Aisle, Patsy Grant. Bell Aisle, Neil McEleney.

11:30am. Long Aisle, Charlie McGroarty & John Joe Harkin Stair Aisle, Ian McEleney. Bell Aisle, James Gill.


Vigil Mass Breedge McEleney, Dolores Kelly, Margaret Devlin and Mary Whitehouse.

9am. Pauline McDaid and Mac McDonald.

11:30am. Edward McLaughlin, Jim Harkin, Carmel Doherty and Maureen Gill.

Altar Society: Annie McCarron, Cleagh; Maria Doherty, Cleagh and Mary McConnellogue, Annagh.

Counters: Jim Harkin and Pauline McDaid.



Vigil Mass Suanne Diver

10:30am. Mary Quinn.


Vigil Mass: Damian Kearney, Leenan. Philip McCarron, Letter.

10:30am. Neil McLaughlin, Dunaff, James Doherty, Roxtown.

Lay Ministers:

Vigil Mass: Maureen Wright Friel and Maureen Friel.

10.30am. Gerard and Anne Friel.

Altar Society: Kathleen Kelly, Dunaff.


Reader: Oliver Gilmore.

Collector: Dessie Kemmy.

Lay Ministers: Christine Kemmy and Eileen Coyle.

Carndonagh Community School re-opens as follows:

First Years on Mon. Sept. 3

Third and Fifth Years on Tues. Sept. 4,

Second Years on Wed. Sept. 5 and all other students on Mon. 10.

Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana re-opens on the following dates

Mon. Sept. 3 - 1st. Years.

Wed. Sept. 5 - 3rd. & 5th. Years.

Fri. Sept 7 - 2nd. Years. Wed. Sept. 12 - 4th. Years.

The Book Store opens for 1st. Years the week beginning Mon. Aug. 27 from 10am. - 3pm. (Closed for lunch 1 - 2) If possible, parents/students are asked to collect books on Mon. but this is not essential. 4th. Year books will be available to buy when these students return to school.

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 Fri. Sept. 7 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in the 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 077 62218 on or before Wed. Sept. 5.

Chimney Sweep:

Take no chances - have your chimney cleaned regularly! Contact James, tel. 76688.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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


26/8/01: Junior "A" Championship Final Urris V R. Emmetts in MacCumhaill Park at 6pm. Supporters Bus (Noel Susie) - in Rasheeny at 3:30pm., Urris school at 4:10pm. Any queries, tel. Edward 76416. Best of luck boys!

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Aug. 16. Years drawn: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1973.

£10 winners: Susan & Rose Kelly, Dunaff. Maura Doherty & Susan Kelly, Tullagh. Susan Gill, Annagh. Patricia Duffy, Tullagh. George Harkin, Annagh. Jackpot £1,100.

Youth Club

Draw Results, week 26 Aug. 16: Promoters:

1st. Prize: Veronica McCole, Tornabratley. Caroline Doherty. 2nd.Prize: Sheila Gill, Gorteran. Mary Doherty. 3rd.Prize: Celine Doherty (SB), Tornabratley. Caroline Doherty. 4th.Prize: Vera Doherty, Magheramore. Declan Grant.

Junior Disco in the community centre on Fri. Aug. 31 from 7:30pm. -9pm. followed by an U18's disco from 9:30pm.-12midnight.

Circuit Training in the community centre every Thursday from 9pm. - 10pm. All levels of fitness are welcome. Entry fee is £3. For more details, tel. 76722.

Clonmany Shamrocks


West End League Cup Rasheeny 0 Shamrocks 3;

Shamrocks 3 Cockhill 2


Sun. 26: Dunree Utd. V Clonmany Shamrocks

All money for £100 tickets to be returned by Tues. Aug. 28. A Few tickets still available from John McCarron, tel. 76808.

Meeting on Tues. Aug. 28 at 9pm.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Maria McDaid, Rooskey; 2nd. Joanne Holden, Scotland.

Clonmany Tug of War Club

Annual draw and dance on Fri. Nov. 30 in The Ballyliffin Hotel. Music by Mick Flavin. Tickets now on sale from all committee members or contact Danny, tel. 76591; Dorothy, tel. 76662 or Daniel, tel. 76275. Tickets £100 each.

1st. prize: £14,000 plus many more big cash prizes. Limited to 400 members.

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