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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 1st October

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-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 1st, 2000

Where is Love?

I've wondered all my life where love could be
I've searched the highest mountains and the seas
I've travelled in the meadow, seen the flowers
But never found where love could be.
I've looked into the eyes of peoples' faces
I've wondered if it's there that love is found
I've searched their hearts and given mine completely
But that only left me empty and bound.
Perhaps, I thought, this love is deep inside
And I could draw it out if I really tried.
So I practised Zen and looked within
But never found where love resides.
Some say that love is found in works of service
In helping those in need to truly live
So I set myself to serving and to helping
But only found I'd nothing left to give.
The night was cold and blue just like my heart
I wandered in the church and looked around
The tabernacle light was warm and gentle
And made me feel like kneeling down.
Lord, I said, why is it love escapes me?
I've looked and looked but never found its source
And in the silent peace that soon came over me
I knew at last where love could be.
His Holy Presence there had waited for me
A Eucharistic Love of peace and joy
And from this moment on my heart was full again
And never asked again where love could be.
-Father Barry Martinson

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- :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:

Monday: The Guardian Angels.

Wednesday: St. Francis of Assisi.

Friday: St. Bruno, priest.

Saturday: Our Lady of the Rosary.

Pope's Intentions for October: That young married couples may be sustained by the example and assistance of their parents and other families. That a new awareness of the universal co-responsibility of bishops may help to develop greater co-operation among the local Churches.

National Children's Day of Prayer: To celebrate the great Jubilee 2000 there will be Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany at 10am. next Sat. Oct. 7 for all children of the parish and their parents.

Visitation of the sick: Fr. Devlin will attend his sick on Sat. (Oct. 7) of this week.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to 1,250. Church Restoration Fund amounted to 1,155. Thank you for your generosity.

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Denis Ambrose Friel, Cross; Cormac John Gill, Gortfad; Laura Jane Campbell, Glebe and Mary Theresa McLaughlin, Clara.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Motor Nuerone Disease will be taken up after all Masses next weekend Oct. 7 & 8. Please give as generously as you can.

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. All welcome.

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.

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

Urris Parents Association: Annual General Meeting will take place in the Boys school on Thurs. Oct. 5 at 7:30pm. All parents are asked to attend.

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.

Clan Clonmany: Flower arranging course will take place in the Day Centre on Tues. Oct. 17 at 8pm. and in the Strand Hotel on Wed. Oct. 18 at 10:30am. For further details contact any member of Clan Clonmany or tel. 76636 / 76193.

Marriage Encounter Weekends - Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Oct. 13 - 15 and Lake Hotel, Killarney, Nov. 3 - 5. The weekend is an unique opportunity for married couples of all ages to have time to talk privately about their marriage in an atmosphere free from distraction and interruption. For more information, contact Cecilia McAuley on 028 90 710204.

Clonmany Tug-o-war Club World Champions special Members Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 24 in The Ballyliffin Hotel - tickets 100 each, payable over four months.

NCVA Communications Levels 1 and 2 - Vacancies for these courses in Clonmany. Topics covered include personal reflection, media awareness etc. Contact 073 21705 / 077 81189. At North West Institute of Further and Higher Education there is an Adult basic Education centre where, in complete confidence, adults can come to learn to read, write or spell or to improve on these skills. Tutor training is also available for anyone who feels they might like to help. In complete confidence you can contact Maureen / Caroline at 71342617.

Coffee Morning held in McLaughlin's, Annagh, raised 245 for the Foyle Hospice. Thank you to all who contributed.

Clonmany Town Development Group: Meeting of those interested in the development and improvement of the town on Mon. Oct. 9 at 8pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

Thinking of Computers for Christmas: Shop local - full range of computers, printers, scanners etc. - keen prices. Guaranteed home backup and delivery, repairs and service. Tel. 76309 / 086 8512716.

List of October Station Masses - starting on Monday October 2:

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. Sat. Oct. 14 Mary & Willie McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin. 8:00pm.
11. Tues. Oct. 17 Kathleen & Jimmy Gill, Minahaw. 8:00pm.
12. Thurs. Oct. 19 June & Laurence Doherty, Cloontagh. 8:00pm.
13. Fri. Oct. 20 Evelyn Doherty, Roxtown. 9:30am.
14. Fri. Oct. 20 Rose & Daniel McLaughlin, Figart. 8:00pm.
15. Thurs. Oct. 26 Majella & Kevin Gill, Annagh. 8:00pm.
16. Fri. Oct. 27 Louise & Shaun Devlin, Straid. 8:00pm.
17. Sat. Oct. 28 Bridie & John McLaughlin, Castles. 9:30am.

October Stations: The following areas have not yet been taken:

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

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: 25 Card Drive in Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. at 8:30pm.


Rasheeny F.C. News:


Rasheeny Res. 3 Glengad Res. 0


Sun. Oct. 1,

Div. 1: Glengad Utd. V Rasheeny F.C. at 2pm.

Sun. Oct. 1 Friendly: Rasheeny Res. V Sea Rovers Res at 11am.

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

Committee Meeting in The Strand Hotel on Mon. Oct. 2 at 9:30pm. sharp.


Sun. 3-

Division 1: Rasheeny F.C. V Redcastle Utd. at 2pm.

Friendly: Cockhill Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 12pm.

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


Urris G.A.A. Club:


Sun. All Co.Div.3 League Play off Malin V Moville in Straid at 3pm


Congratulations to the ladies who won the "Junior League" title recently.

Bingo in the Youth Club on Thurs.at 9pm.

Congratulations to the winner of our recent jackpot

Club Meeting on Wed. Oct. 4 at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse.

Match & Win Results

Would the promoter for sheet no. 27 please contact the office, 76772

. Sat. Sept. 23: 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24.

No winner. Winner of 100: Agnes McLaughlin, 72 Cockhill, Buncrna. Winners of 10: Michelle Donaghey, 34 Elmvale, Culmore Rd. Liam Toner, Gortinney, Carndonagh. Michael Cleary, Clonmany. Tom Moriarty, Cloontagh. Bernard Kelly, Leenan, Urris.

Jackpot on Sat. Sept. 30 is 9,600.


Clonmany Shamrocks:


Clonmany 8 Convoy Ars.0; Clonmany Res. 6 Dunree Res.1


Aileach F.C. V Clonmany at 2pm; Aileach Res V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Benny Donaghey, Cloontagh. 2nd. Christine McGonigle, Cross.


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