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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 28th 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.

Questions People Ask

Q. Why do Catholics pray for the dead?Either they are saved or not, so what difference does our prayer make?

A. According to scripture (2 Maccabees 12: 44-45), it is a holy and devout act to pray for the dead 'that they might be released from their sin.' Purgatory means a process of purification. God's love is drawing the person forward but residue of sin holds one back. As fellow members of the Body of Christ, our prayers will help one another in the next life as much as in this life.

St. Michael's Church: Masses: Mon. 9:30am. Wed. Vigil 8pm. Thurs.10:30am. Fri. 10am. & 7pm. Sat. Vigil 8pm. Sun. 10:30am Confessions: Wed. 7:15pm. . Sat. 7:15pm. Exposition

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday is the Feast of All Saints - A Holyday of Obligation  Friday is the Feast of All Souls and the First Friday of the month

St. Mary’s Church:


Mon. Tues. 9:30am.

Wed. Vigil 7pm

Thurs. 10am 11:30am

Fri. 10am 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Wed. 6.15pm

Fri. 9.15am 7.15pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


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

St. Michael’s Church:


Mon 9.30am

Wed. Vigil 8pm

Thurs. 10.30am

Fri. 10am7pm.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Wed 7.15pm

Fri. 9:15am. & 6:15pm

Sat. 7:15pm.



Oratory, Ballyliffin:






Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114

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

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Colman.
Wednesday: Blessed Dominic Collins.
Thursday: Feast of All Saints - Holyday of Obligation.
Friday: The Commemoration of all the faithful departed.
Saturday: St. Malachy.

Pope's Intentions for November: That we may find holy and inspiring men and women to be our companions in proclaiming boldly the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. That, through the active participation of Christians, the mass media may become instruments of missionary evangelisation. 1st. Anniversary: 8pm. Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church next Sat. Nov. 3 will be offered for Bridget Doherty, Claggin, on the first anniversary of her death. May she rest in peace. Baptism: We welcome into God's family Jessica Coyle, Cloontagh.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,234 - €1,567.18 Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,127 - €1,431.29. Collection for the Missions amounted to £926 - €1,176. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections.

Confirmation 2002: Bishop Lagan will confirm the children on Thursday Apr. 18 at 5pm.

October Station Masses continue this week as follows:

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. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

November is the month of the Holy Souls. We remember those who have died, and pray for the happy repose of their souls. There is great comfort for each of us in the knowledge that the dead are remembered especially at this time. We pray, too, for the souls who have nobody left to pray for them, and ask God to show his mercy to one and all. Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls

1. From 12 noon on November 1 until midnight on November 2, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope's intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one's choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle's Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following November 1. Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1 - 8. For every other visit to a church made during this time a partial indulgence for the same intention may be gained.

2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1-8 November.

The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for November:


Vigil: Maureen Kerr.
9:00am. Pauline McDaid.
11:30am. Patrick Michael Gallen.

Vigil: Bridie McDaid & Danny Gordon, Long Aisle. Sarah Doherty, Bell Aisle. Lucy McCarron, Stair Aisle.
10:00am. Philip Doherty, Long Aisle. James Harkin, Bell Aisle. Patsy Doherty, Stair Aisle. 11:30am. Joe Harkin & George Harkin Long Aisle. Gerald Bradley, Stair Aisle. Paul Gill, Bell Aisle.

Lay Ministers:
Vigil: Geraldine Martin, Mary McGeoghegan, Carmel McFadden & Geraldine O'Donnell. 10:00am. Ailish Kelly & Carol Ann McDonald. 11:30am. Mary Shiels, Myra Harkin, Maureen Gill & Jim Harkin.

Altar Society: Briedge McEleney, Minaduff & Sheila Doherty, Cleagh.

Counters: Margaret Farren & Sheila Doherty.


Vigil: Joanne Quinn.
10:30am. May Barr.

Vigil: Hubert Diver, Roxtown & Jack Doherty, Leenan.
10:30am. Christopher Friel, Dunaff & Paul Kelly, Letter.

Lay Ministers:
Vigil: Gerard & Anne Friel.
10:30am. John & Kathleen Friel. Altar Society: Charlotte Diver, Roxtown.

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

Parents: Due to the fact that fireworks have been in evidence in our community lately this appeal goes out to parents to impress upon young people the danger involved in the use of fireworks and the great distress they cause to the elderly and those living alone.

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.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting in the boys school on Mon. Oct. 29 at 7:30pm. Special Halloween Session of music, song and dance in the Teach Ceoil, Clougherna, on Wed. Oct. 31 at 9pm. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

James Connolly and Community Hospital, Carndonagh are now recruiting participants for the new Community Employment Project to start in Nov. 2001. Anyone interested should contact Julian Thesira, Director of Nursing, tel. 74164 / Matron Monagle, tel. 74164/Jack McLaughlin, tel. 82345. Usual FÁS conditions apply

The James Connolly Day Centre will be holding a stall at the Clonmany Car Boot Sale on Sat. Nov. 3. Any un-wanted items gratefully received. Tel. 76240 / 76997.

Apostolic Society Workers will have a stall at Clonmany Car Boot Sale on Sat. Nov. 3. Proceeds in aid of The Apostolic Society. Inishowen Athletic Club has been set up in the area and we would like Clonmany Parish to get involved. If you are interested please come to the youth club on Mon. at 5pm. and bring £3.50 for registration. You must be 9 years or over. Contact Kathleen, tel. 76110.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 35, Oct. 18:

1st. Willie Doherty, Cleagh. Promoter: Shaun Doherty.
2nd. Shaun & Patricia Devlin, Straid. Promoter: Anthony McHale.
3rd. Anne Devlin, Annagh.Promoter: Anna Claire Devlin.
4th. Phelim Davenport, Gaddyduff. Promoter: Shaun & Ryan Doherty.

Mini lotto nos. Oct. 20: 1, 4, 13, 17, 20, 23.

Winner of £100 - Brian Harkin, Ballyliffin. Winners of £10: Breege Collins, Tornabratley. S. Doherty(L), Magheramore. Patsy Doherty, Clogherna. John Gill, Gortfad. Michael Chambers, C/o Philly.

Jackpot is £9,600. Car Boot Sale & Toy Show by Toy Mainia in the Community Centre on Sat. Nov. 3 from 12-4

Carmel's Hairsalon will be closed on Mon. Oct. 29 and Thurs. Nov. 1



Urris G.A.A. Club

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


Mon. 29 U13 Co."A"Championship Semi-final Urris V Ardara in Glenfin 2pm.

Tues.30 U13 Inishowen League Final Urris V Buncrana in Carn at 3pm.

Club Meeting on Tues. Oct. 30 at 9pm. in the clubhouse.

Club's Annual Dinner Dance and Disco on Fri. Nov. 2 in The Strand Hotel. Tickets £12.50 - available from committee and players or tel. Edward 76416. Meal served 9pm. sharp.

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. 18.

Years drawn: 1960, 1968, 1971, 1979.

£10 Winners: Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. Grace Morton, Urris. Fr. Charlie Logue, Tullagh. Eddie Gibbons, Minahaw. Danny Tully, Magheramore.

Jackpot Thurs.Oct. 25 £1,325. Scór na nÓg Inishowen final in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany on Sun. Nov. 11. Tel. Patsy, 76492.


Rasheeny F.C.


Rasheeny F.C. 3 Moville Res. 0

Cockhill Res. 0 Rasheeny Res. 1


Sun. 28: Ulster Junior Cup - Convoy Arsenal V Rasheey F.C. at 1:30am.

Res. League: Rasheeny Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Golden Goal: Last weeks winner of £40 was Elaine Grant, Annagh.


Clonmany Shamrocks


Clonmany Res. 2 Illies 1


Sun. Oct. 28: Killea F.C. V Clonmany Shamrocks at 2pm.

Rasheeny Res. V Clonmany Res. at 11am.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. Oct. 30 at 9pm.

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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