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Sunday 8th 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 8, 2000

In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus shows that He believes marriage is a very special sacrament. He also shows that children are very special too - wonderful gifts from God to parents. The permanent and indissoluble unity of marriage is preached by Jesus as being God's plan. The Christian view of marriage stands in conflict with much modern ways of thought. Being faithful has always required effort and courage. Lord, it is always easy for me to accept the nice things that are written for my instruction in the Bible. But there are some passages that demand changes in my attitudes and a change in my lifestyle. Grant me the help to accept these words of scripture and the strength to do what I am supposed to do. Dear Lord, Bless all married people and all families and keep them in Your loving care.

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. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114.

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

Baptisms: We welcome into God's family Orla Elizabeth Sweeney, Ballyliffin.

As a mark of Reverence:Please come in good time for Mass and stay until the priest leaves the altar. Please co-operate with the ushers and take a seat. Please do not stand or sit on the stairs. Please do not stand in the porch.

Urris Community Centre: Meeting on Mon. Oct. 9 at 8:30pm. More parental help and supervisors are needed to help run the sessions for all the schoolchildren in the hall.

Irish Language & Cultural Classes in St. Brigid's Youth Club beginning on Mon. Nov. 6 at 8pm. for a total of six weeks. For more information contact Kay, tel. 077 61376.

Halloween Competition for National School Children: Action Inishowen in conjunction with the Reading Resource Centre, Cardonagh are again holding a Halloween competition for all the National School children in Inishowen. The title of the competition is "Halloween Night". The competition is for three age groups, 4-6 year olds, will be judged on their artwork, 7-9 and 10-12 year olds will be judged on their written work. There are book token prizes for 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. place in each category. All entries can be submitted to the Reading Resource Centre at Mill Brae, Carndonagh or through your own school. Closing date Oct. 27.

Monthly Draw Results:

1st. 500 Martin Devlin, Ballyliffin. Promoter Molly Sweeney.
2nd. 100 Kieran Toner, Magherabeg. Promoter Bridie McDaid.
3rd. 100 Elizabeth Doherty, Roxtown. Promoter Paddy Doherty.
4th. 100 Anne Gill, Gorteran. Promoter Helen McLaughlin.
5th. 100 Rose Bradley, Clonmany Promoter Carmel Doherty.
6th. 100 Charlie Coyle, I.O.D. Promoter Margaret McLaughlin.
7th. 50 Bridget Doherty (PO) Annagh.Promoter Carmel Doherty.
8th. 50 Joseph McLaughlin, Dunaff. Promoter Alice McLaughlin & Kathleen Ivers.
9th. 50 Packie Noel Grant, Annagh. Promoter Ellen Ann Grant.
10th. 50 Edel Doherty, I.O.D.Promoter Margaret McLaughlin.

Profit for the month of September was 1,140. Thank you to the promoters and all who support the draw. If you wish to join the draw contact a promoter in your area.

Community Hospital, Carndonagh: A patient questionnaire has just been completed and as a result we have identified a need for social and occupational activities. Anyone interested in helping with these activities would be most welcome. Please leave your name at the general office or the hospital between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Parochial Bingo: in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. Snowball 1,000 on 48 nos./less.

Civil Defence: First Aid classes starting in the Day Centre on Thurs. Oct. 12 at 8:30pm. This is a certified course and will run for ten weeks.

Clan Clonmany: Meeting on Tues. Oct. 10 at 8pm.

D.D.S. Mass: 9:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church, Urris, on Mon. Oct. 9 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Denis and Companions & St. Leonardi.

Wednesday: St. Canice. Saturday: St. Callistus I, pope and martyr.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the family and friends of Cassie Harkin, Binion, Patrick Doherty, I. O. D. and Gerry Gibbons, Minahaw who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to 1,340. Church Restoration Fund amounted to 1,107. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

October Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Tues. Oct. 10 Jacqueline & Mark Doherty, Magheramore. 9:30am.
Tues. Oct. 10 Frances Harkin, Boherna. 8:00pm.
Fri. Oct. 13 Helen & Alphonsus McGonigle, Crossconnell 9:30am.
Fri. Oct. 13 Maureen & Martin McHale, Straid. 8:00pm.
Sat. Oct. 14 Mary & Willie McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin. 9:30am.

The following areas have not yet been taken:

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

Appointment with the priest: To avoid disappointment of not seeing the priest when you call please ring the parochial house between 11am.-3pm. Mon.- Fri. to make an appointment for baptisms, marriages etc. Of course, emergency calls can be taken at any time.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Bible Study on Tues. Oct. 10 at 8pm. conducted by Fr. Conlon. Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Day Retreat on Sat. Oct. 21. For booking tel. 71262512.

The Derry Diocesan Vocations Council are holding a one day seminar, the theme of which is "Called to Serve God in the New Millennium" in the Everglades Hotel on Sat. Oct. 14. Guest speakers include Anne Gibson, National Coordinator of Faith and Light, Mark Durkan, Minister for Finance and Personnel, broadcaster/journalist Denis Bradley and RTE News Correspondent Tony Connolly. 150 representatives from the 53 parishes of the Derry Diocese will take part in a series of presentations and discussions, which will focus on the challenge of Christian Vocation in the year 2000 and beyond. If you are 18 years or over and would like to attend this day you may obtain a booking from Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin.

Derry Diocesan Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, by Most Rev. Bishop Hegarty next Sun. Oct. 15 at 3pm. All pioneers and friends are invited to attend.

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

Marriage Encounter Weekends - Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Oct. 13 - 15 and Lake Hotel, Killarney, Nov. 3 - 5. The weekend is a 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.

Sponsored Walk: A seven mile walk in aid of Clonmany National School will take place on Sun. Oct. 22 leaving Clonmany N.S. at 1pm. All adults welcome. Sponsor sheets available from Christine McGonigle, tel. 086 8954063.

Carmel's Hairsalon will be closed on Monday Oct. 9.

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.



Rasheeny F.C. News:


Glengad Utd. 1 Rasheeny F.C. 2


Sun. Oct. 8, Div. 1 Rasheeny F.C. V Sea Rovers at 2pm. Res.

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

U-12 Carndonagh V St. Mary's on Sun. Oct. 8 at 11:30am. in Carndonagh. Your support would be appreciated.

Golden Goal: Cards are currently on sale from committee members and players.

Urris G.A.A. Club:


Sun. All Co.Div.3 Play-off Carn V Moville in Straid at 1:30pm.

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

Bingo in the Youth Club next Thursday night - usual prizes. Club Meeting on Wed. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse.

Match & Win Results Thurs. Oct. 5:

Years Drawn: 1963, 1970, 1979, 1982.

10 winners: Susan Kelly, Dunaff. H. Doherty, Mayvale, Clonmany. Eilish Rooney, Tullagh. Anne Diver, Glebe, Carndonagh. Mary Griffin, Gleneely.

Jackpot this week 950.

Clonmany Shamrocks:


Aileach F.C. 2 Clonmany Shamrocks 1

Aileach Res. 1 Clonmany Res. 2


Clonmany Shamrocks V Cockhill Celtic at 2pm. Bridgend Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Committee Meeting on Tues. Oct. 10 at 9pm. in the clubhouse.

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

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

Youth Club Winners, Oct. 5, week 35:

1st. Elizabeth Doherty, Roxtown. Promoters:Mary Duffy.
2nd. Julie Diver, Mindoran.Promoters: Caroline McDaid.
3rd. Lizzie McGeoghegan, I.O.D. Promoters: Marie McGonigle.
4th. Rosaleen Nelson, Rasheeny. Promoters:Peter McLaughlin.

Mini-lotto nos. Sat. Sept. 30:

3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 21.

Winner of 100: Patricia Gallagher, Marian Park, Buncrana.

Winners of 10: McLaughlin Family, Ballybreen, Gleneely. Tony Doherty, Gortnayarn, Carndonagh. Marie Ruddy, Clonmany. Marie Harkin, Glen View, Glebe, Clonmany. Margaret Toland, Annagh.

Jackpot is 9,600.


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