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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 8th July 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.

The harvest is rich but there are few labourers to help. This Sunday we should pray for those who have to suffer for their faith. In our own country and all over the world there are people who are persecuted because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus warned His followers that it would not be easy to be His friend. The Holy Spirit gives us courage to stand up for what is right. The peace of Christ which we celebrate today should leave its mark on us so that we become messengers of peace all around us. Father, the harvest is great at the moment and the labourers are few, please send more workers into your field and help those who are working there already to persevere in their calling.

Just for To-day: Most of us have some regrets about the past. We could have done better and now we feel guilty. Fair enough. But all we need to do is to say "Sorry-Please forgive me." We ask forgiveness of our friends and we ask forgiveness of God. And don't forget that when God forgives, he forgets.

For Yesterday is but a dream
And To-morrow is only a vision
But To-day well lived makes every
Yesterday a Dream of Happiness
And every To-morrow a Vision of Hope
Look well therefore to This Day

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


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

Fri. 8pm.

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:


Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.


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.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,352 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,105. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Saints of the week:

Wednesday: St. Benedict. Founder of the Benedictines, his motto was 'pray and work'. Patron of Europe.

Friday: St. Henry - a humble emperor of Germany.

Saturday: St. Camillus. He was a gambler who became a priest and worked for the sick, founding the Camillians (who have houses in Ireland at Dublin and Killucan).

Inishowen Regional Pioneer Council Trip to Knock next Sun. July 15. Return fare is £23, which includes two meals. For booking, tel. 76340 or 76416.

Promoters of Monthly Draw: Meeting for all promoters in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. July 16 at 8pm.

Carmelite Pilgrimage Day to Knock on Sun. July 22 - All Ireland Carmelite Day at Knock. Group from Termonbacca, Derry, led by Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. Coach and meal £17 per person. For further information, tel. 04871 262512.

Carmelite Pilgrimage to Italy Sept. 15 - 29. Spiritual Director Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. Cost £995 punts (£795 stg.) For further information and bookings, tel. 04871 262512.

A video of the visit of the relics of St. Thèrése of Lisieux to Termonbacca will be on sale in the shop in Termonbacca in July. Cost £9.99.

Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund will take place on Sun. July 15 at 3pm. starting at St. Mary's Hall. Cards available at the back of the Church.

Parish Census: forms will be distributed at all weekend Masses. This enables us to update our records and awareness of trends within the parish. Please return these in the envelope provided into the boxes in the porch next weekend. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Monthly Draw Results:


  • 1st. £500 Cecil & Ann Doherty, Ballyliffin. Mary McGeoghegan.
  • 2nd. £100 Pappa Coyle, Cloontagh. Noreen McLaughlin.
  • 3rd. £100 Mary Gordon, Figart. Michael Gibbons.
  • 4th. £100 James Doherty, Hay Cottage. Mary McGeoghegan.
  • 5th. £100 Margaret M. Comiskey, Cross. Carmel Doherty.
  • 6th. £100 Daniel Kearney, Leenankiel. Rosemary Kearney.
  • 7th. £50 John Duffy, Tullagh. Paddy Kerr.
  • 8th. £50 Michaela McGonigle, Urrismanagh. Daniel Doherty.
  • 9th. £50 Paddy Kelly, Letter. Paddy Doherty.
  • 10th. £50 Theresa Robinson, I.O.D. Margaret McLaughlin.

Profit for the month of June was £850. Thank you to all our promoters and everyone who supports the draw.

CURA is a voluntary organisation established to care for and offer help and support to those in distress due to an unexpected pregnancy. Derry is the only centre in the North and we urgently need new volunteers to continue our work in this area. We offer telephone and face to face counselling and volunteers will be trained in these skills. If you are interested in our work please contact the CURA office at 04871268467.

The Earagail Arts Festival presents the Welsh theatre company Green Ginger in Bambi The Wilderness Years in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, on Mon. July 9 at 8:30pm. This is a radical reworking of the Bambi story combining puppetry, film music and superb special effects. It is aimed specifically at a teenage audience although suited to adults also of course!(Please note it is not suitable for under 12's) For the younger children, Blue Boat Theatre, one of Scotland's finest and best loved children's theatre companies will perform Tum Tum Tinker in Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana on Thurs. July 12 at 12pm. Suitable for 4 -8 year olds. Tickets for both events available at the door. Main Festival Booking Office, An Grianan Theatre, 07420777. For further information on the Earagail Arts Festival and free brochure, tel. 07429186. .


Youth Club

Youth Club Draw Winners, week 20, July 5:

Promoters: 1st. Sarah Porter, 15 Gaddyduff. Fiona & Donna Doherty. 2nd. Margaret Doherty (D), Roxtown. Caroline Kerrigan. 3rd. Rosemary Doherty, Coolcross. Rosemary Doherty. 4th. Christina Comiskey, Cleagh. Sarah Doherty.

Clonmany Shamrocks

A.G.M. will be held in the clubhouse on Fri.July 13 at 9pm.

School League Results:

Rasheeny 1 Clonmany 1

Cloontagh 5 Urris-Drumfries 0

Urris-Drumfries 1 Rasheeny 4

Cloontagh 6 Clonmany 1

Clonmany 2 Urris-Drumfries 1

Lackin Cup Draw

Rasheeny V Cloontagh

Clonmany V Urris-Drunfries

Urris G.A.A. Club:

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm.


10/7/01 U14 Boys Malin V Urris at 7:30pm. Bus leaves at 6:45pm.

9/7/01 U18 All Co. Div. 3 Minor Championship Muff V Urris

12/7/01 U16 Inishowen Shield Semi-final Urris V Carn in Malin at 7:30pm.

Club Meeting on Tues. at 9pm. in the clubhouse. All members please attend.

G.A.A. Summer Camp from this Mon. July 9 - Fri. July 13 in Straid from 10am. - 3pm. To book, tel. John Friel 76533 or at the Pitch on Monday morning.

Diary Date: Night at the races on Fri. July 20 in the Rusty Nail. Horses £10 each, available from club members.

Match & Win Results, Years drawn Thurs. July 5 : 1968, 1970, 1973, 1982.

£10 Winners: Brendan Diver, 4 Gaddyduff, Clonmany. Eileen Gibbons, Ard Colgan, Carndonagh. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. Edward McLaughlin, Tullagh. Ryan Doherty, Middle Road, Tornabratley. Jackpot next week is £950.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall every Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

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