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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 4th November 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.

What kind of place is purgatory?
Don't think of purgatory as a place but as a process. Don't think of purgatory as a punishment but as a journey towards perfect contemplation of God's glory. 'All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.' (Catechism #1030).
It stands to reason that a lukewarm person is not as fully prepared for the light of God as the genuinely holy person. Thank God for this opportunity to purification which we call 'purgatory'.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s 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. Michael’s Church:


Mon. Wed. & Fri. 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 is on call this week, tel. 76264

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

Holy Hour: There will be a holy hour in St. Michael's Church this evening (Sun.) at 6pm. We encourage people to come out to the holy hour and pray for all our dead in this month of November.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Wednesday of this week.

Saints of the week:

Tuesday: All the Saints of Ireland.
Wednesday: St. Willibrord.
Friday: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.
Saturday: St. Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the Church. 1st. Anniversary: 7pm.

Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. Nov. 10 will be offered for Patrick Doherty, Figart, I.O.D. on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Months Mind Mass: 10am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. Nov. 11 will be offered for Bridget McHale, Straid, on her Months Mind. May she rest in peace.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Maggie Kearney, Leenan, and Bridget McEleney, Crossconnell who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Tiérnan Michael Noone, Tornabratley.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,304 - ?1,656. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,186 - ?1,506.22. Thank you for your generosity.

Collection for the provision of retired priests at all Masses on Nov. 17 & 18.

Belize Collection will be taken up at all Masses on Dec. 1 & 2. First Sunday of Advent

October Station Masses: Fr. Farrell and Fr. Devlin would like to thank sincerely all those who hosted the October Station Masses. May God's blessing remain in your homes forever.

Marian Devotions: Monthly Devotions in honour of Our Lady, will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, on Tues. Nov. 6 from 8pm. - 10pm. All are welcome to attend.

Monthly Draw Results:

1st. Billy Gahan, Urrismanagh. Promoter: Daniel Doherty.
2nd. Charles Doherty, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Mary McGeoghegan.
3rd. Thomas Houton, Dunaff. Promoter:Veronica Friel.
4th. Edward McLaughlin. Promoter: Paddy Kerr.
5th. Molly Gallagher, Dunaff. Promoter: Alan Friel.
6th. Jennifer Ivers, Dunaff.Promoter: Alan Friel.
7th. Greta Daly, Letterkenny. Promoter: Helen Gibbons.
8th. Denis & Caroline Gillespie, Cloontagh. Promoter: Caroline Gillespie.
9th. Rose Toland, Tornabratley. Promoter: Maureen & Madeline.
10th. Colin Doherty, Ballintrieve.Promoter: John McEleney.

Profit for the month of October was £1,555 - ?1,975.85. Thank you to our promoters for their diligent work and all who support the draw.

Queen's and Jordanstown Universities: Bishop Hegarty will celebrate Mass in the Queen's Student Chaplaincy (Elmwood Avenue, Belfast) on Wed. Nov. 21 at 7:30pm. All students from the Derry Diocese who are attending Queen's or Jordanstown Universities are warmly invited to join him in this celebration

Carndonagh Community School: A special Mass for the dead during the month of November will take place in Carndonagh Community School on Thurs. Nov. 15 at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to join with the school community to pray for and remember our loved ones who have died.

Chiropodist: Patricia Barnett will be in the Day Centre on Mon. Nov. 5 from 10am.-2pm. For appointment, tel. 76603.

Medical Centre: There will be a talk on Heart Disease on Wed. Nov. 7 at 7pm. in the Medical Centre. As part of this talk there will also be a demonstration on how to give the Kiss of Life. All are welcome to attend.

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.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 36, Oct. 25:

1st. Anne Doherty, Station House, Rasheeny. Promoter: Aisling Callaghan.
2nd. Michael & Susan Noone, Cloontagh. Promoter: Martina Noone.
3rd. Mark McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D.Promoter:Yvonne McLaughlin.
4th. Mary McHale, Straid Promoter: Anthony McHale.

Mini lotto nos. Oct. 27: 2, 4, 8, 15, 20, 24. Winner of £100 - Seamus Doherty, Buncrana. Winners of £10: C. Doherty, Eglinton. Susanna Moore, Cloontagh. Margaret McLaughlin, Ballybreen. Patsy Doherty, Clogherna. Tracy Kearney, Urris.

Jackpot is £9,600.

Clan Clonmany: Meeting in The Strand Hotel on Wed. Nov. 7 at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Charity Dance in memory of Georgina Dixon, Tullydish, Buncrana, in The Strand Hotel on Fri. Nov. 9. Music by the Carpenters. Dancing 10am. - 2pm. Admission £5 payable at the door. Proceeds in aid of Carndonagh Hospice.

Computer Training Courses in Buncrana and Carndonagh - currently enrolling for the following evening courses: Basic Computers for absolute beginners commencing Nov. 13. RSA CLAIT commencing Nov. 14, ECDL, Introduction to the internet, Children's Saturday Programmes, SAGE Computerised Accounts, RSA Typing. For details, tel. 73045. We are an ECDL accredited test centre.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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


U13 All Co. Championship Semi-final: Urris 0-8 Ardara 6-8 Tues.30


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

Mass in the clubhouse on Tues. at 8pm. 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. 25. Years drawn: 1962, 1967, 1976, 1977. £10 Winners:. Shauna Kelly, Tullagh. Oliveen Hands, Cloontagh. Susan Kelly, Tullagh. Kathleen McDaid, Mindoran. Hugh Farren, Straid. Jackpot Thurs. Nov. 1 £1,350.

Scór na nÓg Inishowen Heat in St. Mary's Hall on Sun. Nov. 11 at 6pm. Tel. 76492.

Rasheeny F.C.


Convoy Arsenal 3 Rasheeny F.C. 1

Rasheeny Res. 2 Clonmany Res. 2


Sun Nov. 4: Culdaff F.C. V Rasheey F.C. at 2pm.

Rasheeny Res. V Moville Res. at 11am.

Golden Goal: Last weeks winner was Teddy Grant, Tornabratley.

Committee Meeting in The Strand Hotel on Mon. Nov. 5 at 9:30pm

Clonmany Shamrocks


Rasheeny Res. 2 Clonmany Res.2


Sun. Nov. 4: F.A.I. Junior Cup Clonmany V Carn K.O. 1:30pm.

Aileach Res. V ClonmanyRes.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 each.

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


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