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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 7th October 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.

Thought for today - Mission is treasuring the seed of faith and at the same time planting it. Our most precious gifts are very small in size: a wedding ring, a pearl, a medal. God has placed in the palm of your hand a gift as small as a mustard seed: your faith. There is no use keeping it in your hand; you must plant it to enable it to grow. A clenched fist does not treasure the seed but with outstretched hands we are called to share our faith with others.

Not Me, but We
You cannot pray the Lord's Prayer and even once say "I".
You cannot pray the Lord's Prayer and even once say "my".
Nor can you pray the Lord's Prayer, and not pray for another.
For when you ask for daily bread, You must include your brother
For others are included in each and every plea:
From the beginning to the end of it, it does not once say "me".


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. 10am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7-7:50pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


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

St. Michaelís Church:


Wed. 9:30am.

Urrismanagh Station Mass

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:






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:

Tuesday: Sts. Denis,Rusticus & Eleutherius & St. John Leonardi

Wednesday: St. Canice.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Devlin will attend his sick in Urris on Monday afternoon and all other areas on Tuesday afternoon.

Sympathy: We offer sympathy to the family and friends of Bridget McHale, Straid, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Lucy Ann Devlin, Cleagh, Straid, and Shannon Theresa Doherty, Magheramore.

Reminder:Baptismal garments are available from Margaret Mary Comiskey, Clonmany

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,145. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,043. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Donations: We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £200 towards the Renovation of the Oratory.

Clonmany N.S. A.G.M. will be held in the school on Tues. Oct. 16 at 8pm. All parents welcome.

October Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Mon. Oct. 08 Patrick and Marion Brennan, Annagh. 9:30am.
Tues. Oct. 09 Mac and Kathleen Devlin, Boherna. 8:00pm.
Wed. Oct. 10 St. Miclael's Church. Urrismanagh 9:30am.
Thurs. Oct. 11 Hubert & Charlotte Diver(Parents Hse.)Roxtown. 8:00pm.
Fri. Oct. 12 Felix and Sally Doherty, Ballyliffin. 8:00pm.
Mon. Oct. 15 Richard and Carol Doherty, Letter. 8:00pm.
Tues. Oct. 16 Peter and Helen McLaughlin, Gorteran. 7:00pm.
Thurs. Oct. 18 Philip & Lily Gill, Binion. 7:30pm.
Fri. Oct. 19 James and Colette Doherty, Clara. 9:30am.
Fri. Oct. 19 Brendan and Patricia Doherty, Magheramore. 8:00pm.
Sat. Oct. 20 Mrs. Teresa Doherty, Tiernasligo. 9:30am.
Sat. Oct. 27 Gerry and Margaret McGeehen, Rasheeny. 9:30am.
Mon. Oct. 29 Danny and Dolores Kelly, Tullagh. 8:00pm

The following Station areas have not yet been taken. If anyone would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.

      1. Leenan / Leenankiel.
      2. Cloontagh.
      3. Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine.
      4. Altahalla / Gortfad
      5. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.
      6. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

Clonmany Medical Centre: Flu Vaccines now available. For appointment tel. 76173

There will be an educational talk on "Depression" next Wed. Oct. 10 at 4pm. in the Medical Centre, Cleagh. All are Welcome.

S.V.P. Recycling Glass: Please help the Society to raise funds by disposing of unwanted glass at your nearest bottle-bank. For every extra tonne of glass collected this year Repak will donate £10. The money raised will help local communities.

Teenage Drinking: An important meeting to discuss the problems associated with teenage drinking will be held in the Day Centre, Cleagh, on Thurs. Oct. 11 at 8pm. The chief speaker will be Mr. Paul McDaid, N.W.H.B. Drugs Co-ordinator for Donegal.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Bible Study on Tues. Oct. 9 at 8pm. Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Day Retreat, Sat. Oct. 20 from 10am-5pm. Tel.04871 262512. Apostolic Society Retreat on Sun. Oct. 21. Anyone interested contact a local member.

Pope's Intentions for October: That we may learn how to recognise and reserve the cultural and spiritual riches of the different ethnic groups and religious minorities present in every country. That at the dawn of the Third Christian Millennium the missionary impetus of the first Pentecost may be renewed.

Church Gate Collection for The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will be taken up next weekend Oct. 13 and 14 after all Masses. Please give generously. The proceeds from this years collection is for the purchase of a specially adapted bus which will be used to transport patients attending cancer centres in Dublin and Belfast. At present many patients who are not ill enough to warrant the use of an ambulance have to make their way to Dublin and Belfast using public transport.

Adult Ceili Dancing Classes: Re-opening in The Colgan Hall, Carndonagh on Tues. Oct. 9 at 9:15pm. sharp to 11pm. All welcome.

Results of Parish Draw:

1st. £500 Claire Grant, Tornabratley.Promoter: Maureen & Madeline.
2nd. £100 Peggy Farren, Day Centre, Cleagh. Promoter:Lucy McCarron.
3rd. £100 Mary Doogan, Ballyliffin. Promoter:Ann Marie Doogan.
4th. £100 Ann Marie Fogarty, Rasheeny,Promoter: Peter Doherty,
5th. £100 Lucy Doherty, Tiernasligo, Promoter:Promoter: Kathleen & Alice
6th. £100 James Noone, c/o Sheila Doherty, Claggin. Promoter:Margaret Doherty.
7th. £50 Eddie & Kathleen Grant, Ballyliffin. Promoter:Molly Sweeney.
8th. £50 Denis & Caroline Gillespie, Cloontagh. Promoter:Caroline Gillespie.
9th. £50 Denis Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter:Maureen & Madeline.
10th. £50 Marie Davenport, Gaddyduff. Promoter:Niall McDonald.

Profit for the month of October was £1,560. Many thanks to our promoters and all who support the monthly draw.

Aerobics for beginners in the Strand Hotel starting Oct. 18 for 8 weeks at 10:30am. Registration on Tues. Oct. 9 at 7:30pm. in the Day Centre. Fee £15. Tel. 76432/794.

Tiernasligo N.S. The staff and pupils of Tiernasligo National School would like to thank Charlotte Diver for donating a computer to the school.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 32, Sept. 27:

1st. Anne Devlin, Annagh. Promoter: Anna Claire Devlin.
2nd. Hughie Duffy, Letter. Promoter: Mary Duffy.
3rd. Lucia Grant, Illies. Promoter: Hugh McEleney.
4th. Mary T. Devlin, Annagh. Promoter: Anna Claire Devlin.

Folk Music provided in Church by Seamus and Roisin for Weddings, Funerals, etc. Tel. 63036 or 78001.

Aware Defeat Depression: A public talk will take place in The Great Hall, Magee College, Derry, on Wed. Oct. 10 at 8pm. For more details, tel. 0287 260602.

Clan Clonmany: An Aromatherpy session in the Day Centre on Oct. 9 at 8pm.

Aerobics every Mon. at 7:45pm in St. Mary's Hall. Beginners always welcome.

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


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Result: I.L. U13 Urris 2-7 Buncrana 1-7

Fixtures: 13/10/01: I.L. U13 Urris V Muff Club's

Annual Dinner and Dance on Fri. Nov. 2 in the Strand Hotel. Tickets available from committee and players.

Items of clothing left behind (Mostly childrens) in the clubhouse over the summer - owner may contact John Friel, tel. 76533.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Sept. 27.

Years drawn: 1963, 1972, 1973, 1979.

£10 winners: Geraldine Devlin, Tullagh. Martina Diver, Ard Colgan. Sabrina Gillespie, Leophin. Barney Grant, Ballyliffin. Eddie Doherty, (H) Urrismanagh. Jackpot Thurs. Oct. 4 £1,250.

Rasheeny F.C.

Results: Clonmany Shamrocks 5 Rasheeny F.C. 0

Fixtures: Sun. Oct. 7: Rasheeny Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Rasheeny F.C. V Aileach F.C. at 2pm.

Training for players in Trawbreaga Park on Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30pm.

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

Clonmany Shamrocks

Results: Clonmany Shamrocks 5 Rasheeny 0

Culdaff Res. 0 Clonmany Res. 3

Fixtures: Sun. Oct. 7: Clonmany Shamrocks V Carn F.C. at 2pm.

Rasheeny Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Clonmany Tug of War Club

Annual Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 30 in The Ballyliffin Hotel. Music by Mick Flavin. Tickets now on sale from all committee members or contact Danny 76591; Dorothy 76662; Daniel 76275. Tickets £100.

1st. Prize £14,000 plus many more big cash prizes. Limited to 400 members.


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