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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 6th August

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 Transfiguration of the Lord- Sunday 6th August 2000

The Gospel of the Transfiguration is meant to teach us that not only through suffering and death will there be resurrection and glory. Without effort, nothing worthwhile in life will be achieved. Athletes will vouch for it. This lesson can encourage people who are going through difficulties to keep making the effort - couples struggling with marriage, people who are lonely or feel isolated, those coping with a recent death. The apostles, Like ourselves, were caught up in the hum-drum of everyday life with issues like who was the greatest among them. They lost sight of the end to which they were called. We, too, like Peter, James and John, have to realise that same message. At times it can be a bitter pill to swallow. Before every Easter Sunday comes a Good Friday.

Mass Times, Confessions, & Adoration as follows:

St. Mary's Church:


Mon. 7pm.

Tues 1.pm

Thurs. 9:30am.

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 9am. 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:


Wed. 12:00pm.

Sat.Vigil Mass 8pm.



Sat. 7:15pm.

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.

Local Notes

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

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

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Sixtus II and Companions & St. Cajetan.

Tuesday: St. Dominic, Priest.

Wednesday: St. Nathy, Bishop & St. Felim, Bishop.

Thursday: St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr.

Friday: St. Clare. Saturday: St. Muredach, St. Attracta & St. Lelia.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 7pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Mon. Aug. 7 will be offered for Packie Doherty, Tandragee, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Months Mind Masses: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. Aug. 13 will be offered for Hannah Mackey, Ballyhallion, on her Months Mind and 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. Aug. 18 will be offered for Mickey Gill, Magheramore, on his Months Mind. May they rest in peace.

Please Note: Change of Mass times next Sat. Aug. 12 - Vigil Mass in Clonmany is at 7pm. and Vigil Mass in Urris is at 8pm. There is no Adoration in Clonmany or Urris this week.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,313. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,131. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Nazareth House: The annual collection for the Nazareth House will be taken up on Aug 15. for which there is a pink envelope in your box of parish envelopes.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Nikita Lee Crowe, Dunaff. Bishop McGuinness will celebrate Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris on Wed. Aug. 16 at 7pm.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Doherty, Glebe, who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca: Bible Study on Tues. Aug. 8 from 8pm.-9:30pm. Pilgrimage to Fatima, Sept. 23 - 30. Total cost £459 stg. Tel. 262512.

Donegal Leprosy Fund - Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up after all Masses this weekend, Aug. 5 & 6. Please give as generously as you can.

Mentally Handicapped: Co. Donegal Association of the Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped will take up their annual Church Gate Collection next weekend Aug. 12 & 13. Please be as generous as you can.

Monthly Draw Winners:

1st. £500 Mary Doogan, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Anne Marie Doogan.

2nd. £100 Cassie Toland, Magheramore. Promoter: Michael & Joseph Grant.

3rd. £100 Annie Doherty, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Molly Sweeney.

4th. £100 Hannah Callaghan, Straid. Promoter: Sheila Doherty.

5th. £100 Lyndsey Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter: Maureen & Madeline.

6th. £100 Bridie Doherty, Gortfad. Promoter: Frances Doherty.

7th. £50 Elizabeth Doherty, Roxtown. Promoter: Teresa Coyle.

8th. £50 Michael McLaughlin (Sr.) Letter. Promoter: Paddy Doherty.

9th. £50 Frances Cleary, Clonmany. Promoter: Carmel Doherty.

10th. £50 Danny McGonigle, Cloontagh. Promoter: Danny McGonigle.

Profit for the month of July was £1,610. Thank you to our promoters who continue the work of collecting the draw money each month and all who support the draw.

Bingo: in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. Snowball £1,000 on 48 numbers or less. Your support at the parochial bingo is very much appreciated.

Appreciation: I, Margaret Canny, Matron of the James Connolly Memorial Hospital would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the residents and day attendees to thank each and everyone who contributed and participated in raising funds towards the Pilgrimage to Lourdes in May of this year. The trip was an outstanding success and a treasurable memory for everyone. Again, this could not have happened without your help and time and I trust that this is an acceptable appreciation on our behalf.

Reunion: A reunion of the Doherty's (Mannies) of Mindoran will take place on Wed. Aug. 9 at 8pm. in The Ballyliffin Hotel.

Sports Day! Monday, Aug. 7 at 2pm. - Childrens Sports at Leenan. Annual Fundraising day for the Urris Parents Association. A very enjoyable day for all the family, so come along and join in the fun.

Mary's Hairdressers' Annagh: Festival week - Open Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9am - 3pm. Fri. & Sat. 9am. - 5pm. Tel. 76576.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning - For prompt service, tel. 61349.


Clonmany Tug-o-war Club:

World Champions special Members Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 24 in The Ballyliffin Hotel. Music by Foyle Show Band Show.

1st. Prize: £14,000

2nd. Prize: Sun Holiday Value £2,000.

3rd. Prize: A Super 32" T.V.

4th. Prize: 1,000 Lt. Home Heating Oil.

Plus many more - Combi Unit, Deep Freeze, Microwave Oven, Video Recorder, Vouchers, Mobile Phones etc. But your tickets today and avoid disappointment - Limited to 400 tickets. Payable over four months - £100. Tickets are presently on sale. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Youth Club Winners, week 26, Aug. 3:

1st. Bridget Harkin, Boherna. Promoter: Donna & Fiona Doherty.

2nd. Sheila Ivers, Cleagh. Promoter: Shaun Doherty (N).

3rd. Bridie Doherty, Gortfad. Promoter:Mark Doherty.

4th. John Duffy, Letter.Promoter: Mary Duffy.

Mini lotto nos. July 29:

2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 23. No winner.

Winners of £10:

Bridget Coyle, Magheramore.

Hugh & Marie Doherty, Tandragee.

Caroline Burke, Shore Road, Ballyliffin.

Neil McEleney, Minahaw.

Patsy Doherty, Glenmakee.

Jackpot this week is £9,400.

Car Boot Sale in the Youth Club Car Park every Sat. 2 - 4:30pm.

St. Mary's Underage Football:


U-12 St. Mary's 7 Cockhill 1;

U-14 Glengad 2 St. Mary's 0;

U-16 St. Mary's 5 Culdaff 0

Urris G.A.A. Club:


9/8/00 I.S. Reserve Final - Urris V Carn For venue and time tel. John 76844

11/8/00 Denis McCool Tournament in Straid

1st. Semi-final (A) Urris V Malin at 7pm. sharp

2nd. Semi-final (B) Buncrana V Limavady at 7:30pm.

Final A V B at 8pm. Bingo in the Youth Club on Thurs. at 9pm.

Jackpot £5,000 on 45 nos. or less.

Match & Win Results Thurs. Aug. 3:

Years Drawn: 1961, 1967, 1971, 1981.

£10 winners:

SeŠn Doherty, Tullagh.

Catherine Flaherty, Headfort, Co. Galway.

Geraldine Devlin, Tullagh.

Teresa & Maggie, Roxtown.

Ann Larkin Doherty, Clonmany.

Jackpot next week will be £725. Envelopes available from club members and players.

Order for Tickets: Football - Kerry V Armagh before Aug. 8. Galway V Lenister before Aug. 16. Contact Edward, tel. 76416. No orders taken after these dates.

A very big welcome to all who are home on holidays and we wish everyone a very enjoyable week at the Festival. There will be no Bulletin next week.


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