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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 11th March 2001

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.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


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

Fri. Vigil 8pm. Sat. 9am. & 11:30am.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


Fri. & Sat. 7-7:50pm.


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

St. Michael’s Church:


Mon. & Wed. 9:30am.

Fri. Vigil 7pm. Sat. 10:30am.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Fri. & Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


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

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.

Stations of the Cross, Rosary and Benediction in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany, this evening at 7pm. Everyone should make an effort to attend during Lent. Parents should bring children along and encourage the tradition of extra prayer during Lent.

D.D.S. Mass: 9:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany, on Tues. Mar. 13 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of John Kelly, Letter, who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,393. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,117. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. Collection for the Education of Students to the Priesthood will be taken up on Fri. & Sat. at all Masses. An envelope is provided in your box of envelopes.

Night at the Races in aid of the Chernobyl/Belarus Hospital Aid Fund on Sat. Mar. 10 in Trawbega Bay House, Carndonagh. Please support this worthy cause.

Magnificat Year 2001: 24 Annual Derry Diocesean Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the patronage of The Most Rev. Séamus Hegarty will take place from July 16 - 21. Fare £396 stg. includes £10 Government Tax, Return Air Travel from Belfast to Lourdes, Hotel (Full Board) Airport Taxes, Insurance and Coach Transfers. The fees can be paid by instalments. Contact Fr. Farrell or Fr. Devlin for booking forms.

R.N.L.I. Clonmany, Carndonagh, Malin, Greencastle and Moville Branches are holding an Art / Sale / Exhibition in the Maritime Greencastle Museum on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at 6pm. Artists are donating 25% of sales to the cause. All are welcome to come along and view this wonderful display.

Diabetic Association: Annual Church Gate Collection which was taken up last weekend in our parish amounted to £291.60. Thank you for your generous support.

Clan Clonmany would appreciate donations of saleable items to raise funds for women suffering slavery in India. Further information later.

Clonmany Festival Committee A.G.M. will take place in the Square Bar on Wed. Mar. 14 at 9pm.

Lenten Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Tues. Mar. 13

The following areas have not yet been taken - if anyone in these areas would like to host the Station Mass during Lent please contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

1. Leenan/Leenankiel

2. Gortnahinsion/Cloughfin/Tirhoran/Effishmore/Adderville.

3. Cloontagh.

4. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.

5. Rasheeny/Craignagor/Giblin/Straid.

6. Castles/Ballinadavoe/Legahurry/Doaghmore/Clara.

Adoration Room (Crying Chapel): Parents of young children are reminded that we have a crying room with T.V. link in St. Mary's Church which allows everyone to share in the Mass without worrying about disturbing others.

Courtesy of the Lord and His Sacrifice of the Mass

  • Please be in your seat before the priest leaves the sacristy.
  • Please do not stand around the door or in the porch.
  • Please do not sit on the stairs and obstruct the lay minister.
  • Please do not leave during Holy Communion.
  • Please stay until Mass is ended and the priest has entered the sacristy. In all of this we depend on your co-operation and kindness in ensuring that we show respect and appreciation for the great Sacrifice of the Mass in which Christ himself is truly present and is offered on the altar for our living and our dead.

Are you 15 years old and would like to travel overland to Lourdes? A fantastic opportunity to make an unforgettable trip to Lourdes meeting new friends, absorbing the atmosphere, learning the message of Our Lady and Bernadette, taking part in liturgy, working with the sick, visiting famous places and enjoying beautiful French country side. For more details contact Fr. Devlin, 76114.

Clonmany Community Centre: Part-time Book-keeper required with computer skills and be able to work flexible hours. Submit CV to K. Coady or tel. 76772. Closing date Fri. Mar. 23. Annual Concert in St. Mary's Hall on Sun. Mar.18. Anyone wishing to take part tel. 76938. Mini Lotto nos. Youth Club Draw Results: Promoters:

Martin Cuffe in Concert in St. Mary's Hall, Buncrana on Tues. Mar. 27 at 8:30pm. Proceeds in aid of Buncrana Parochial Fund. Admission £8.00 - Ticket only.

Aerobics: We're back every Monday night at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall.


Aerobics: We're back every Monday night at 8:15pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

Urris G.A.A.

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall, on Thursday night at 9pm.

Ceili Classes on Mon. in St. Mary's Hall from 9:30 - 11pm. for adults.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm.


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