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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 29th 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.

Where your treasure is that's where your heart is. Jesus wants us to realise that material things are important, but they are not the most important thing. The kind of treasure we should be storing up for ourselves is the treasure known as SANCTIFYING GRACE. A grateful heart for what you already have is the best antidote to greed. Consider this. If you have food in the fridge, clothing and shelter, you are richer than 75 per cent of the world. If you have spare money, you are among the top eight per cent of the world's wealthy. If you can worship freely, you are more blessed than three billion people. If you have never known battle, imprisonment, torture, starvation - you are ahead of 500 million. If you can read this, you are more blessed than over two billion people worldwide that cannot read at all.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís Church:


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

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


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


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

St. Michaelís Church:


Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


Oratory, Ballyliffin:


Sun. 10am.


There will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Urris or Ballyliffin this week.

Local Notes


Priest on call Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

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


Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,224. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,107. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. Collection for the Nazareth House will be taken up on Wed. Aug. 15.

Saints of the week:

Monday: The Transfiguration of the Lord - God, who transfigures seeds into fruit and grain, is celebrated at harvest time.

Tuesday: St. Sixtus II and companions, early martyrs. Also St. Cajetan.

Wednesday: St. Dominic - Founder of the Dominicans.

Thursday: St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross (Edith Stein). Canonised in 1998. Made patroness of Europe last year.

Friday: St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr. Saturday: St. Clare of Assisi. Followed Francis in poverty and founded the Poor Clares. Patron of television.


We offer sympathy to the family and friends of Rosaleen Conaghan, Urrismanagh, who died recently. May she rest in peace.


We welcome into God's family Ciara Marie Gill, Gorteran and Grace Donna Harkin, Gaddyduff. Months Mind Mass: 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. Aug. 10 will be offered for Elizabeth Gordon, Isle of Doagh, on her month's mind. May she rest in peace. First Anniversary Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Sun. Aug. 19 will be offered for Unnie Doherty, Ballintrieve, on her first anniversary. May she R.I.P.


We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £100 and a donation of £20 received recently towards the Church Restoration Fund.

Marian Devotions in honour of Our Lady in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, on Tues. Aug. 7 from 8 -10pm. All welcome to attend.

October Station Masses:

If anyone in the following areas would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.
  1. Roxtown.
  2. Annagh.
  3. Cloontagh.
  4. Leenan / Leenankiel.
  5. Tullagh / Crossconnell.
  6. Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine.
  7. Cleagh / Gorteran / Rooskey.
  8. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.
  9. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall every Friday night at 9pm. All welcome. Why not come along and enjoy a friendly game of bingo! Your support is really appreciated.

Parish Census:

Everyone is reminded to fill their census form and return it in the envelope provided to the box at the back of the Church. Forms are available from the parochial houses and the sacristies for anyone who has not received one. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Monthly Draw Results:


1st. £500 Ann Doherty, Ardagh. Mary McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin. 2nd. £100 Mary E. Harkin, Boherna. Mary Harkin, Boherna. 3rd. £100 Anna Kemmy, Ballyliffin. Christine Kemmy, Ballyliffin. 4th. £100 Bridie Conaghan, Claggin. Margaret Doherty, Claggin. 5th. £100 Frank & Eileen Doherty, Cloontagh. Noreen McLaughlin, Cloontagh. 6th. £100 P. McColgan, Legahurry. Margaret McLaughlin, I.O.D. 7th. £50 Sally Devlin, Boherna. Mary Harkin, Boherna. 8th. £50 John & Lucy McCarron, Cleagh. Lucy McCarron, Cleagh. 9th. £50 Trishia Hands, Cleagh. Olivine Hands, Cloontagh. 10th. £50 Mary Doherty, Ballyliffin. Mary McGeoghegan, Ballyliffin.

Profit for the month of July was £2,105. Thank you to all our promoters and those who support the draw.

Lough Derg:

A limited number of places still available for One Day Retreats on:- Aug. 18/19/20/21/22/25/26/27/28/29. Sep. 2/3/10/15/16/17/22/23. Cost £15 includes boat fare and light lunch. No fasting or walking barefoot required. Advance booking essential. Contact 072 61518. Don't forget the last day for beginning the Three Day Pilgrimage is Mon. Aug. 13.

Overnight Trip to Knock:

Leaving Urris at 8am. on Sat. 25. Returning Sun. Aug. 26. Return fare including meals and B&B is £50 sharing. For more details, tel. 76573

Donegal Co. Council: Arrangements have been made with the Donegal Co. Council to deliver 3 skips on Aug. 8 and have them removed on Aug 9. The following areas will be covered - Ballyliffin Beach, Council Yard Clonmany and behind the car park in Urris Church. Please help to keep your area tidy during Festival week.

Church Gate Collections:

Annual Church Gate Collection for the Donegal Leprosy Fund will be taken up this weekend Sat. Aug. 4 & Sun. Aug. 5 after all Masses.

Co. Donegal Association of Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped. Collection will be taken up next weekend Aug. 11 & 12. Please give generously.

Senior Citizens Annual Church Gate Collection taken up recently amounted to £376. Thank you very much for your generous support.

Clonmany Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Association:

Anyone holding trophies or cups from last years show please return them as soon as possible to the secretary or treasurer.

Paul Rock Barbers: Open every Saturday from 10am. - 6:30pm. or any weekday by appointment, tel. 76752 / Mob. 086 8187795 (Roxtown, beside shop in Urris).

Styler's Hairdressers will be closed on Tues. Aug. 7.

Computer Training Courses in Buncrana and Carndonagh: Children's Summer Camp Mon. - Fri. throughout August. Currently enrolling for the following daytime and evening courses commencing Aug. 13. Basic Computers for absolute beginners. RSA CLAIT basic competence in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Database. ECDL 7 Modules including exams. Introduction to the Internet-Internet/E-mail - how it works and how to use it. Children's Saturday Programmes - Courses 1, 2 and 3 For details please contact 077-73045. We are an ECDL accredited test centre.

Mary's Hairdresser's, Annagh: Open Tues. 7, Wed. 8, Thurs. 9 from 9am.-2pm. Fri. 10 & Sat. 11 9am. - 4pm. tel. 76576.

Re-Union Dance: Drumfries Past Pupils and Friends Re-Union Dance in The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, on Sun. Aug. 5. Music by the Seasons. Door prizes £50 & £30.

Chimney Sweep:

Take no chances - have your chimney cleaned regularly! Contact James, tel. 76688.

Clonmany Festival:

We hope the annual family festival will get good weather and everyone, including those who are on holidays enjoys a full week of entertainment.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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


U-12 Div. 3 County Semi-final - Urris 4-13 Naoimh Mhuire 4-11


6/8/01 Over 35's in Straid Urris V Inishowen Select at 7pm.

7/8/01 ”g Sport in Carn at 6:30pm.

8/8/01 Challenge Match in Straid - Urris V Malin at 7:30pm.

Youth Club

Draw Results, week 23, July 26:

Promoters: 1st. Prize: Katrina Kearney, Leenankiel. Charlene Kearney. 2nd.Prize: Mary McDaid, Mindoran. Hugh McEleney. 3rd.Prize: Emily McEleney, Binion. Declan McEleney. 4th.Prize: Sadie Grant, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant.

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