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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 24th 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-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 24th September, 2000

Jesus said: "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in My name, welcomes Me!" Jesus was meek and humble of heart. Jesus spoke out for truth and justice and was not afraid to tell people when their behaviour was wrong. Being meek means knowing that we are God's creatures and that we have a responsibility to show love. Being humble of heart means that we know that God loves everyone and that we all matter very much to God. Dear Lord, teach me to be meek and humble of heart. Amen.

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. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114

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

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Finbarr, bishop.

Tuesday: St. Cosmas & Damian.

St. Vincent De Paul.

St. Wenceslaus, St. Lawrence Ruiz & Comp.

Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Archangels.

Saturday: St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris, on Sun. Sept. 24 will be offered for Philip Conaghan, Claggin, on the 1st. Anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

St. Vincent De Paul: Mass for deceased members and families and for benefactors and those who were helped by the Society in the Oratory on Thurs. 28 at 7:30pm.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,201.

Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,102. Thank you for your generosity.

October Station Masses:

1. Mon. Oct. 02 Peggy & Danny Doherty, Tiernasligo. 9:30am.

2. Tues. Oct. 03 Mary & Danny McGonigle, Dunaff. 9:30am.

3. Tues. Oct. 03 Sheila & Willie Gill, Gorteran. 8:00pm.

4. Wed. Oct. 04 Bridie Doherty, Gortfad. 9:30am.

5. Thurs. Oct. 05 Anne & Philip Doherty, Rasheeny. 8:00pm.

6. Tues. Oct. 10 Jacqueline & Mark Doherty, Magheramore. 9:30am.

7. Tues. Oct. 10 Frances Harkin, Boherna. 8:00pm.

8. Fri. Oct. 13 Helen & Alphonsus McGonigle, Crossconnell 9:30am.

9. Fri. Oct. 13 Maureen & Martin McHale, Straid. 8:00pm.

10. Mon. Oct. 16 Mary & Willie McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin. 8:00pm.

11. Tues. Oct. 17 Kathleen & Jimmy Gill, Minahaw. 8:00pm.

12. Fri. Oct. 20 Evelyn Doherty, Roxtown. 9:30am.

13. Fri. Oct. 20 Rose & Daniel McLaughlin, Figart. 8:00pm.

14. Thurs. Oct. 26 Majella & Kevin Gill, Annagh. 8:00pm.

15. Fri. Oct. 27 Louise & Shaun Devlin, Straid. 8:00pm.

16. Fri. Oct. 27 June & Lawrence Doherty, Cloontagh. 9:00pm.

17. Sat. Oct. 28 Bridie & John McLaughlin, Castles. 9:30am.

Clonmany Medical Centre: Flu Vaccine now available at the medical centre. Please ring 76173 for details.

Irish Heart Foundation - Annual Church Gate Collection taken up last weekend in our parish amounted to £408.50. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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.

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for the month of October:



Vigil Mass: Mary McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin.
9:00am. Aileen Kelly, Tullagh.
11:30am. Mary K. Brennan, Clonmany.


Vigil Mass: Long Aisle, Corney Doherty & Jude McCrossan.
Stair Aisle, Breedge McEleney.
Bell Aisle,
William Harkin.

9am. Long Aisle,
Phil Doherty.
Stair Aisle, Packie Farren.
Bell Aisle, Brendan Comiskey.

11:30am. Long Aisle, Frank Louge & Packie Doherty.
Stair Aisle, Brendan McLaughlin.
Bell Aisle, John Grant.


Vigil Mass Anne Doherty, Margaret Reidy, Annie McCarron & Breedge Doherty.

Sarah Doherty & Roma Devlin.

Mary Whitehouse, Margaret Devlin, Murial Bradley & John McEleney. Altar Society: Maureen Gill, Gorteran



Vigil Mass Maureen Wright Friel.

10:30am. Liam Doherty.


Vigil Mass:

Charles Doherty, Letter & James Doherty, Tiernasligo.


Anthony Friel, Dunaff & Willie Friel, Dunaff.

Lay Ministers:

Vigil Mass: Maureen Friel & Kathleen Doherty. 10.30am. John Friel & Kathleen Friel.

Altar Society:

Margaret Doherty, Claggin.

Counters: Alice McLaughlin & Maureen Friel.



John Farren.


Dessie Kemmy.

Lay Ministers:

Teresa McFeeley & Denis Doherty.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting on Tues. Sept. 26 at 7pm. in the Boys School.

Monthly Draw: Promoters are asked to make returns on Tuesday of this week.

Chiropodist - will be in the Day Centre on Mon. Sept. 25 from 10am. - 3pm.

Tidy Towns 2000: Congratulations to everyone who made an effort to maintain and provide our village in Ballyliffin for the above competition. You will be pleased to know that we received a total mark of 183, against 172 last year. It is not good enough to beat Malin but we will definitely be trying again next year!If anyone would like a copy of the official results please contact - Virginia Byrne, tel. 76208.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Blessing of Roses in honour of St. Therese of Lisieux, Sun. Oct. 1 at 8pm. Please bring a rose. Monthly devotions on Tues. Oct. 3 at 8pm.

Inishowen Pioneer Association: Annual Dinner Dance in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Fri. Oct. 20. Tickets now available from committee members.

Donegal I.F.A. & Teagasc: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Sept. 25 at 8:30pm. All farmers are urged to attend. Sheepdog Association A.G.M. on Wed. Sept. 27 at 9pm. in The Ballyliffin Hotel. New members most welcome.

Clan Clonmany: Meeting on Wed. Sept. 27 at 7:30pm.

Carn Drama Club: Drama meeting in the Colgan Hall on Mon. Sept. 25 at 8pm.

Carmel's Hair Salon will be closed on Mon. Sept. 25.

Clonmany Tug-o-war Club will have their official opening of their new Clubhouse on Sun. Sept. 24. The Club will be open to the public from 3pm. - 7pm. The official tape cutting ceremony takes place at 5pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. All are welcome. World Champions special Members Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 24 in The Ballyliffin Hotel - tickets £100 each, payable over four months.



Rasheeny F.C. News


Rasheeny F.C. 4 Greencastle F.C. 1 Rasheeny

Res. 8 Carrowmena Res. 0

Fixtures: Sun. Sept. 24:

Res. League Rasheeny Res. V Glengad Res. at 11am.

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

St. Mary's Ladies Football:

All players are asked to attend a meeting on Tues. Sept. 26 at 8:30pm. in the Square Bar.

Clonmany Indoor and Outdoor Market and Car Boot Sale - bargains galore. Tools, home-baking, shoes, toys, books, bric-a-brac - every Saturday from 12-5pm.

Youth Club Winners, week 33, Sept. 21:

1st. Jason Miller, Linsfort, Buncrana. Promoter: Marie Kelly.

2nd. Annie Doherty, Binion. Promoter: Kevin Doherty.

3rd. Roisin McCrossan, Tornabratley. Promoter: Neil Doherty.

4th. Tommy Doherty, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Éimear Walsh.

Urris G.A.A. Club:


24/9/00 Ladies Junior League Urris V Glenfin at 2pm. Good luck ladies in this game - your support would be appreciated.

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

Match & Win Results Thurs. Sept. 21:

Years Drawn: 1960, 19763, 1975, 1978.

£10 winners: Kevin Noone, Tornabratley. Liam Doherty, Roxtown. Ellen Anne McLaughlin, Cloontagh. Angela Ivers, Clonmany.

Jackpot this week £900.

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

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Moville Celtic 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 5

Illies Res. 1 Clonmany Res. 0


Clonmany Shamrocks V Convoy Arsenal at 2pm.

Dunree Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Committee Meeting on Tues. Sept. 26 at 9pm. Annual Dinner Dance - Fri. Oct. 6 in The Strand Hotel. Tickets presently on sale.

Bingo draw results:

1st. Mary Roddy, Ballyliffin.

2nd. Phyllis Conaghan, Urrismanagh.



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