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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 21th 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.

Today is Mission Sunday - "Mission Sunday is important in the life of the Church. Mission cannot be left to a group of 'specialists'. It is a matter for all Christians, dioceses, parishes, Church institutions and associations.to pray for and encourage offerings for the missions" (Pope John Paul II). Please be as generous as possible in the Propagation of the Faith Collection, which will be sent in its entirety to the Missions.


The Society for the Propagation of the Faith was founded in 1822 by a French laywoman. Pauline Jaricot. She wished to help not only French missions and missionaries but also all missions and missionaries, especially the poorest. In 1922 it became the primary organisation of the Church for helping the missions under the patronage of the Pope. Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday in 1926 and ordered that it be observed in all Churches, including those in mission territories.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís Church:


Mon. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Sat. 6-6:50pm.


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

St. Michaelís Church:


Moni. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:






Local Notes


Priest on call: Fr. Farrell and Fr. Devlin will attend a conference in Bundoran from Monday evening until Thursday evening. For urgent sick calls contact Fr. Farrelly, Carndonagh, tel. 74104.

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

Saints of the week: Tuesday: St. John of Capistrano. Wednesday: St. Anthony Mary Claret. Thursday: Blessed Thaddeus Mac Carthy, bishop. Saturday: St. Otteran.

Blessed Thaddeus MacCarthy: Thaddeus studied in Rome as a young priest. News came through that the Bishop of Ross was dead, so the Pope appointed him to the position. Unfortunately, the news of the bishop's death was wrong! His family then got him appointed to Cork and Cloyne. A rival denied him this also. Thaddeus pleaded his case before the Pope and won. On his way home, he died at Ivrea, aged 37. The local bishop has a vision of a young bishop being welcomed into heaven, and realised Thaddeus was the one he dreamed of. Thaddeus was buried at the Cathedral of Ivrea and is venerated there still. Thaddeus, you tried to do God's will in difficult times: pray for us!

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Lorcan Henry Diver, Mindoran and Nicole Louise Harkin, Letter.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of Anne Doherty, Urrismanagh, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,450. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,112. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. Mission Sunday collection will be taken up this weekend.

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.

Monthly Draw: Promoters are asked to make returns on Tuesday of this week for the draw on Friday night at bingo.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: A one day retreat for Senior Citizens and their Friends will take place on Wed. Oct. 31 from 11am - 5pm. Cost £10 includes a four-course lunch. To book - Tel. 04871 262512 during office hours.

Holy Family Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2002: Derry/Lourdes by return flights July 26, 2002; six days. Fare £449 punts. Limited number of seats available - contact Fr. Paddy O'Kane (04871267070) or Margaret (04871353417) £80 deposit secures seat.

October Station Masses continue this week as follows:

Sat. Oct. 27 Gerry and Margaret McGeehen, Rasheeny. 9:30am.
Tues. Oct. 30 Colin and Ellen Doherty, Cloontagh 9:30am.
Tues. Oct. 30 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. Altahalla / Gortfad.
3. Ardnascanlon / Ballymacmurty / Tornabratley.
4. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

Carndonagh Toy Sale Committee would be grateful for the donation of toys, games, books etc. All proceeds go to local people working in the Third World. To arrange collection, tel. 74706.

Clan Clonmany are running an 8-week Aeromatherapy course in the Day Centre at 8pm. on Tues. Oct. 23. Also an 8-week Pilates course in The Strand Hotel at 10:30am. on Thurs. Nov. 1. Fee for both courses £15 supported by the V.E.C. For further information and registration tel. 76794 / 76432 /76193.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 34, Oct. 11:

1st. Eilish Rooney, Tullagh. Promoter: Marie Kelly.
2nd. Kathleen Comiskey, Cleagh. Promoter: Shaun Doherty.
3rd. Leon Bradley, Minahaw. Promoter: Greg Bradley.
4th. Mark McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D. Promoter: Yvonne McLaughlin.

Mini lotto numbers, Oct. 13: 2, 3, 10, 12, 16, 21: Winner of £100: Brian Doherty, Ballinaboe. £10 Winners: Roger Doherty, Urrismanagh. Gregory McGonigle, Clonmany. Ann Harkin, Altahalla. Eddie Gibbons, Minahaw. P. Doherty, Buncrana.

Jackpot this week is £9,600.

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

Clonmany Sheepdog and Agricultural Society: Annual General Meeting will take place in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Oct. 23 at 9pm. New members welcome.



Urris G.A.A. Club

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm. Spot prizes for Halloween

Result: I.L. U13 Urris 3-5 Muff 2-8 Fixtures: U13 Contact John or Neil. Tel. 76844 / 76375 for details.

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

Diary Date Tues. Nov. 6 - Mass in the clubhouse for deceased members and those who supported us over the years that are no longer with us for example bingo goers etc. All relatives and friends welcome.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Oct. 11.

£10 winners: Eddie Doherty (H), Urrismanagh. Kathleen Kelly, Letter. Ann Diver, Glebe, Carndonagh. Eileen Gibbons, Ard Colgan. Edward McLaughlin, Tullagh.

Jackpot Thurs. Oct. 18 £1,300.

Rasheeny F.C.


Rasheeny F.C. 2 Cockhill Celtic 2

Culdaff Res. 0 Rasheeny Res. 3


Sun. Oct. 21: Res. League Cockhill Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 10:30am.

Friendly: Rasheeny F.C. V Moville Res.

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

Clonmany Shamrocks


Lifford F.C. 1 Clonmany Shamrocks 1 Clonmany Res.4 Greencastle Res. 1


Sun. Oct. 21: Clonmany Res. V Clonmany Shamrocks at 1:30pm.

Clonmany Res. V Illies at 11am.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Roger Doherty, Urrismanagh. 2nd. Susan Kelly, Dunaff.

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

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 each.

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


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