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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 17th September

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.

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 17th September, 2000

For Jewish people, in Roman times, the cross was a symbol of hardship and cruelty. They also thought that crucfixion was a shameful death. Jesus knew that He would die on the cross. Jesus used the idea of carrying the cross as a way of showing people that they could put up with anything for His sake. When we have troubles we often say that they are a hard cross to bear, but with Jesus' help we can get through them. Dear Lord, please help me to carry my cross.

Thought for the week To receive the sacrament of penance, three things are necessary; for Faith by which we discover God present in the priest, the Hope that makes us believe that God will give us the grace of forgiveness, Charity which leads us to love God and which puts in our heart the regret that we have offended him.

Mass Times, Confessions, & Adoration as follows:

St. Mary's Church:


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

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7 - 7:50pm.

Sat. 7- 7:50pm.


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

St. Michael's Church:


Mon. Wed. & Fri. 9:30am.

Sat.Vigil Mass 7pm.



Sat. 6:15pm.


Mon. - Fri. 7:30pm. - 9:30pm

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Thurs. 7:30pm. Sun. 10am.


Thurs. 6:45pm.


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.

Saints of the week:

Tuesday: St. Januarius, Bishop and Martyr.

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon and Companions, Martyrs.

St. Matthew, Apostle. Saturday: St. Eunan.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to 1,280. Church Restoration Fund amounted to 1,153. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Monday of this week.

October Stations: We would appreciate someone in the following areas to volunteer to host the October Station Mass -

1.. Letter / Claggin.
2. Clonmany.
3. Tandragee / Binion.
4. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.
5. Ardnascanlon / Ballymacmurty / Tornabratley.

Parochial 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.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock - Sun. Sept. 24. Return fare for bus and two meals is 22. For booking, contact Elizabeth, 76197.

Irish Heart Foundation - Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up this weekend, Sept 16 & 17 after all Masses. Please give as generously as you can.

Parish Catechist Training Course: Derry Diocese is beginning a two-year distance learning course for parish Catechists. It will provide trained adults to support religious education in our parishes. The course begins on Sat. Sept. 30 in St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny. If interested, contact Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin.

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 Mornings in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany from 9:15am. - 3pm. and in Cloontagh School from 10am. - 3pm. in aid of Foyle Hospice on Thurs. Sept. 21. Please support this very worthy cause.

Inishowen Disability Network: A one day workshop on "Applied Behaviour" by Dr. Ken Kerr in The Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Mon. Sept. 18 from 10am. - 4pm. To confirm booking contact Bernie at Tullyarvan Mill, tel. 61782.

Foyle Hospice invites you to take part in Ireland's biggest coffee morning on Thurs. Sept. 21 to help raise funds. The staff of Foyle Hospice invites you to attend their Coffee Morning from 10am. - 1pm. at the In-Patient Unit, 61 Culmore Road. Alternatively, Coffee Mornings will be taking place in various other venues throughout the North West, including homes, schools and businesses etc. For details of a Coffee Morning in your area please tel. Terri at 028 71351010.

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. limited to 400 tickets. 100 payable over four months.

Clonmany Agricultural & Sheepdog Association would like to thank everyone who helped in any way in making the show a great success.

Easy Slim Commencing on Tues. Sept. 19 at 8pm. in St. Brigid's Youth Club. Free enrolment.

Aerobics - re-opens on Mon. Sept. 18 at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall. Everyone welcome.

Friel Electric - Sky Digital - Supplied and fitted.

Ballyliffin Village Renewal - Results of raffle, Fri. Sept. 8:

1st. Prize: 500 Kathleen & Eddie Grant, Ballyliffin.

2nd. Prize: 200 Bridgeen Callaghan, Buncrana.

3rd. Prize: 100 Tommy Hirrell, Rasheeny.


Clonmany Indoor Market and Car Boot Sale - bargains galore. Tools, home-baking, shoes, toys, books, garden plants etc. Every Saturday from 12 - 5pm.

Youth Club Winners, week 32, Sept. 14:

1st. Susan Marie Doherty, Carndonagh. Promoter: Martina Noone.

2nd. Dolores Kelly, Tullagh. Marie Kelly.

3rd. James A. Doherty, Cleagh. Promoter: Shaun Doherty (N).

4th. Packie Farren, Clonmany. Promoter: Seamus Noone.

Mini lotto nos. Sept. 9 - 3, 8, 10, 15, 23 24.

Winner of 100: Patricia O'Donnell, Letter.

Winners of 10: Louise McLaughlin, Ballyloskey, Carndonagh. Nicholas & Kieran Harkin, Craignahorna. Sharon & Declan Gill, Gorteran. Kevin McDaid, Linsfort. Susanna & Charlie Harkin, Cregnagor.

Jackpot this week is 9,600.

Inishowen Tourism will hold a one-day workshop on Sept. 28 in the Inishowen Gateway, Buncrana, starting at 10am. The theme of the workshop will broadly be 'The Development of Tourism in Inishowen, and the role of Inishowen Tourism Society'. Anyone interested in attending please leave their name with Inishowen Tourism, Carndonagh, tel. 74933.



Rasheeny F.C. News


Quigley's Point 3 Rasheeny F.C. 1

Carn Res. 7 Rasheeny Res. 1

Fixtures: Sun. 17:

Div. 1: Rasheeny F.C. V Greencastle F.C. at 2pm.

Res. League Cup: Rasheeny Res. V Carrowmena Res. at 11am.

Training in Trawbreaga Park on Wed. & Fri. at 7:30pm.


Urris G.A.A. Club:


Ladies Ulster Club Intermediate Championship Qr. Final Urris V Dromore (Co. Tyrone) in Straid at 3pm. Come along and give the ladies your support for this important game.


U16"A" Inishowen Final Urris V Buncrana in Carn at 6pm. Good luck to both teams. Again your support would be appreciated.

23/9/00 St. Jude's Dublin "Junior 7" - best wishes to the boys in this competition.

Club Meeting on Wed. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse Bingo in the Youth Club on Thurs. at 9pm. Jackpot 5,000 on 45 nos. or less.

Diary Date: Annual Dinner Dance - Fri. Nov. 3

Match & Win Results Thurs. Sept. 14:

Years Drawn: 1972, 1974, 1977, 1983.

10 winners: Kathleen Devlin, Boherna. George Devlin, Tullagh. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. Bridget Kelly (J), Letter. Teresa Tweed, Carndonagh.

Jackpot this week 875.

Bingo in the Youth Club on Thurs. at 9pm. Jackpot 5,000 on 45 nos. or less.

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Clonmany 3 Carn 1


Moville Celtic V Clonmany Shamrocks at 2pm.


Clonmany Res. V Illies Res. at 11am.

Annual Dinner Dance - Fri. Oct. 6 in The Strand Hotel. Tickets on sale from club members.

Bingo draw results:

1st. Sheila McLaughlin, Letter.

2nd. Anne Marie Shiels, Rooskey.

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