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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 16th Sep 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.

Questions people ask - Somewhere in the Gospel it says that heaven and earth will pass away. What does this mean? I thought heaven was for eternity. The full text is 'Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away' (Mark 13:31). What is meant by heaven and earth in this text is the firmament above us and the world beneath our feet. All this physical world will pass away but the words of Jesus belong to all times. His teaching does not change with passing fashions. At last we understand that God is Father. He did not put us on earth to collect merits and rewards, but to discover that we are his children. On the contrary, God is with all of us in our experiences of good and of evil, until he can call us his children, thanks to his only son, Jesus. Note this marvellous sentence: "I have sinned against God and before you". Father, forgive me for the many times that I have given bad example to others.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


Mon. 8pm

Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30am.

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7-7:50pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


Mon. Fri. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael’s Church:


Mon. 8pm.

Wed. & Fri. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


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.

Magheramore Mass Rock:

The Annual Mass at Magheramore Mass Rock will take place on Sun. Sept. 16 at 9am. Everyone is encouraged to come along.

New York Tragic Atrocity:

Mass will be offered in Urris and Clonmany on Mon. Sept. 17 at 8pm. for those who have died and those who are suffering as a result of the awful happenings in New York and Washington and by the plane crash near Pittsburg. Mass in St. Eugene's Cathedral: Bishop Francis Lagan will offer Mass in the name of the Diocese on Mon. Sept. 17 in St. Eugene's Cathedral at 7:30pm. for all the victims and relatives of the atrocities. Everyone is welcome.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Robert Bellarmine. A gentle teacher who made complicated things understandable when he preached.

Wednesday: St. Januarius was martyred at Naples in 305.

Thursday: Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon and Companions: these 103 Korean martyrs were canonised in 1988.

Friday: St. Matthew, tax collector and writer of a gospel, where he taught that all people are welcome to follow Christ.


We welcome into God's family David McGonigle, Annagh; Maíre Shauna McLaughlin, Cloontagh, and Sean McCarron, Cleagh.


We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £100, £40 and £20 towards the Renovation of the Oratory.


Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,347.

Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,209. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

October Station Masses:

If anyone in the following areas would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.
  1. Leenan / Leenankiel.
  2. Tullagh / Crossconnell.
  3. Cloontagh.
  4. Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine.
  5. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.
  6. Altahalla / Gortfad.
  7. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

Inishowen Regional Pioneer Dinner and Dance will take place in The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin on Fri. Sept. 28. Music by Dallas. Tickets are now available from the pioneer committee.

Annual Church Gate Collection for the Irish Heart Foundation will be taken up this weekend after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

Marriage Encounter Weekend:

Enrich your marriage relationship with a Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekend will take place in the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, from Oct. 12 - 14. For further information contact: Cecilia McAuley, tel. 04890 710204.

Students experiencing financial difficulties at this time, contact any member of St. Vincent De Paul Society or tel. 76421/76925. All correspondence will be treated in confidence.

Coffee Day in aid of the Foyle Hospice will be held in McLaughlin's, Annagh, on Thurs. Sept. 20 after 2pm. All welcome.

Legion of Mary: Trip to Knock on Sun. Sept. 30. Bus and Dinner £19.50. For booking tel. Kathleen, 76533 or Elizabeth, 76197.

Clan Clonmany are hosting an evening session on women's health on Tues. Sept. 25 at 8pm. and a day session on Thurs. Sept. 27 at 10:30am. Cost. £6. Limited to 12. Tel. 76794.

Computer Training Courses in Buncrana and Carndonagh: 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.

Wannabe a Superstar:

Karaoke heats are being run throughout Inishowen and the Clonmany venues and dates are as follows: Rusty Nail Fri. Sept. 28. Wobbly's Fri. Oct. 12. Briney's Oct. 26. The event this year is raising funds for "Make a Wish Foundation in Ireland". Raising funds to give terminally ill children the opportunity of making a wish and seeing it come true. This is the second year that this event has been run. Last year all funds raised went to the Community Centre Development. Tel. Bridie, 077 76938.

Points to Remember:
  • Please come in good time for Mass.
  • Please do not stand around the door or in the porch.
  • Please do not sit or stand on the stairs.
  • Please do not leave during Holy Communion.
  • Please stay until Mass is ended.
  • Mothers and Fathers with young children, please use the T. V. Room.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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


All Co. Div. 4 League - 9/9/01 Urris 1-13 R. Emmetts 3-09 8/9/01

U13 Boys I.L. Urris 1-9 Malin 1-6


22/9/01: U13 Boys Training at 11am. in Straid.

Club Meeting: on Tues. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse.

Diary Date: Annual Dinner and Dance on Fri. Nov. 2.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Aug. 30. Years drawn: 1963, 1968, 1975, 1979.

£10 winners: George Harkin, Annagh. Cormac Skinnador, Carndonagh. Sue Casey, Roxtown. Lily Gill, Binion. Majorie McDaid, Glebe. Jackpot Thurs. Sept. 13, £1,175.

Rasheeny F.C.


Rasheeny Res. 2 Moville Res. 1


Sun. Sept. 16: Gleneely Colts Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Illies Celtic V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

Training for players in Trawbreaga Park on Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm.

Youth Club

Draw Results, week, Sept. 6:

Promoters: 1st. Prize: Mary McGonigle, Cloontagh. Catherine McGonigle. 2nd. Prize: Kineta McGonigle, Clara, I.O.D. Marie McGonigle. 3rd. Prize: Eilish Rooney, Tullagh. Marie Kelly. 4th. Prize: Paul Doherty, Tirhoran. Lisa Doherty. Slim & Trim: Thurs. Sept. 20 from 8:30-9:30pm. Entry fee £3.

Final Youth Club Registration takes place on Mon. Sept. 17 at 8pm. in the Community Centre. Passport's that were sent in last year are now ready for collection and those who do not have one should get one.

All activities start from Mon. Sept. 17. Timetable has been sent via the schools.

Guitar Class starting Wed. Sept. 19 from 6-7pm. - Bring your own Guitar.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Carndonagh 0 Clonmany 0

Clonmany Res. 3 Gleneely 0


Sun. Sept. 16: Clonmany Shamrocks V Killea at 2pm.

Carrowmena Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Bingo draw results: Rose Doherty, Beltra & Rose Doherty, Upper Annagh.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. Sept. 18 at 9pm.

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 76591; Dorothy 76662; Daniel 76275. Tickets £100.

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


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