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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 11th 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.

November - a month of gloom, wedged between autumn abundance and Christmas joy: gnarled branches, bare, fields empty; street-lights struggling in the mist; reluctant mornings; nature asleep; sombre liturgy about the Last Things - not finality, but with the firm hope for an everlasting spring. Life is fragile. Cain thought that death was the final solution; so did every other petty murderer, tyrant, dictator, fanatic down through the millenia. The seven brothers with their mother in Maccabees astounded their torturers, scorning death. The Christians martyrs were victorious with the very same hope of resurrection.

So can we count on life after death? If so, what will it be like? Will I meet my husband /wife/parent? The Resurrection points, not to a survival of 'something of us', but to a transformation and rising up of our whole person. This will be through grace and the work of God: we will be reborn of God himself.

Lord, Give your love to all families and increase their love for each other.

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:


Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:






Local Notes

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

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

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

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr.
Wednesday: St. Laurence O'Toole
Thursday: St. Albert the Great. Friday: St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Gertrude Saturday: St. Elizaeth of Hungary.

1st. Anniversary: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. Nov. 17 will be offered for James McLaughlin, Ballyliffin, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Dean John Grant, Ballyliffin, and Johannas Maria Raymond Becker, Rooskey.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,225 - ?1,556. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,112 - ?1,411. Collection for the Church Bulletin amounted to £1,084 - ?1,377. Thank you for your generosity to all three collections. Collection for the Provision of Retired Priests will be taken up at all Masses next weekend Nov. 17 & 18. Belize Collection will be taken up at all Masses on Dec.1 & 2. First Sunday of Advent.

Station Masses: In order to allow everyone in the Parish the opportunity to attend Mass, Stations of the Cross and other Devotions during Lent, the Parish Stations will in future take place during October only.

Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca: Bible Study Shared Scripture reading prayer and song on Tues. Nov. 13 at 8pm. Conducted song on Tues. Nov. 13 at 8pm. Conducted by Fr. Sean Conlon OCD.

A one day retreat for Senior Citizens and their friends on Wed. Nov. 28 fron 11am. - 5pm. Cost £10 includes a four course lunch. To book tel. 04871 262512 during office hours.

Pilgrimage to Fatima: June 13 - 20, 2002. Coach from Carndonagh - Dublin for direct flight to Lisbon. Special group price £485 punts for seven nights full board at the Santo Amaro Hotel. For further details tel. Pat Porter 077 74566.

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.

Clonmany Medical Centre: There will be a talk on Heart Disease in the Medical Centre on Wed. Nov. 14 at 7pm. All are welcome.

Civil Defence: First Aid classes in the Day Centre, Cleagh on Thurs. Nov. 15 from 8-10pm. Over 18 yrs. There is no fee for the above classes.

Congratulations to the following from the Coyle School of Irish Dancing who were successful at the recent All-Ireland and International Irish Dancing Championships held in the R.D.S. Dublin. Bronagh Doherty and Fiona Collins (1st. Place Medal Winners) also Laura Collins and Valerie Harkin (Medal Winners). Also to the winners from Carn and Malin and special congratulations to Debbie McCallion, Carndonagh, winner of the Under 11 Years Girls Championship. Well done to all.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 37, Nov. 1:

1st. Fanny McDermott, Crossconnell. Promoter: Shaun McGonigle.
2nd. Evelyn McGonigle, Tullagh. Promoter: Mary Duffy.
3rd. Geraldine Kearney, Tornabratley. Promoter: Aisling Callaghan.
4th. Anne Doherty, Rasheeny. Promoter: Aisling Callaghan.

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.

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.

25 Card Drive (Partners) in aid of Donegal Horse Shoe League in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Fri. Nov. 15 commencing at 8:30pm. £250 in prizes plus spot prizes - ticket £5.

Athletic Club: Training every Tuesday and Thursday in the Youth Club at 4:30pm.

Start Your Own Business Course: Are you unemployed, thinking of setting up your own, or recently established in business? The Inishowen Partnership Company plans to run a one-day Start Your Own Business Course on Fri. Nov. 23 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in the Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. Places are limited and will be offered on a 'first come first served' basis. If you are interested in participating on this one-day course, contact Geraldine at 077-62218 on or before Wed. Nov. 21.

Mary's Hairdresser's, Chapel Glen will be closed from Sat. Nov. 10 until Tues. Nov. 20. Tel. 76576.

Car Boot Sale every Saturday in Clonmany Community Centre from 12 noon - 4pm. To book a table tel. 76938 / 76772.

Chimney Sweep: For fast and efficient service - contact James 76688.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: For prompt service tel. 61349.



Urris G.A.A. Club

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


3/11/01 U13 Inishowen Final Urris 4-7 Buncrana 3-9

Congratulations to the team and manager also to our supporters.


11/11/01 All Co. Div. 4 Promotion Play off Urris V R. Emmets at 3pm. For Venue tel. John 76533.

Under Age Presentations followed by a disco on Sun. Nov. 25 in St. Mary's Hall from 6-8pm.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Nov. 1.

Years drawn: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974.

£10 Winners: Willie Doherty (C), Urrismanagh. Unnie McDonald, Cleagh. Susan Kelly, Dunaff. Sarah Doherty, Urrismanagh. Rose McLaughlin, Gleneely.

Jackpot Thurs. Nov. 8, £1,375.

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

Ceili Classes starting in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. Nov. 12 at 9pm. - 10:30pm.

Dinner Dance: Many thanks to all who attended also our sponsors.

Rasheeny F.C.


Culdaff F.C. 4 Rasheeny F.C. 2

Rasheeny Res. 3 Moville Res. 3


Sun Nov. 11: Rasheey F.C. V Carndonagh F.C. at 2pm.

Aileach Res. V Rasheeny Res. at 11am.

Training in Trawbreaga Park on Tuesday and Friday at 7:30pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Clonmany Shamrocks 3 Carn F.C. 3 (Carn won on penalties)

Aileach 2 Clonmany Res. 3


Sun. Nov. 11: Semi-final West End Cup - Illies V Clonmany Shamrocks K.O. 1:30pm.

Clonmany Res. V Cockhill 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 each.

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


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