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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 2nd December 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.

As we begin Advent we naturally think of the coming of Christ. Today's First Reading is echoed .Let us walk in the light of the Lord. The First Sunday of Advent is focused on the final coming of Christ at the end of life. There may be sadness, loneliness, even fear at the prospect of dying. But when we walk in the light of the Lord, all darkness gives way to the joy of being with the Lord. Jerusalem means the City of Shalom, the place of peace. God's peace is the tranquility in which justice prevails and everything fits into place. The journey of life is destined for the city and house of God. Let us rejoice on the road to God'.

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:


Wed. & Wed. 9:30am.

Fri. 7pm.

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:

Monday: St. Francis Xavier, priest.
Tuesday: St. John Damascene, priest and doctor.
Thursday: St. Nicholas, bishop. Friday: St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church.  It is also the First Friday of the month. Saturday: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary It is a Holyday of Obligation.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. Dec. 9 will be offered for James Doherty, Ballyliffin, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Cis Farren, Claggin and Susan Doherty, Binion, who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,273 - ?1,616.71. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,194 - ?1,516.38. Thank you for your generosity. BELIZE COLLECTION will be taken up at all Masses this weekend, Dec. 1 & 2. Please be as generous as you can.

Popes Intentions for December: That Christians may free themselves from the subtle forms of cultural conditioning which prevent them from recognising the dignity and rights of others. That Christian Humanism may illuminate, through Gospel values, the cultures of Asia.

Chiropodist: Patrica Barnett will be in the Day Centre on Mon. Dec. 3 from 10am. - 2pm. For appointment, tel. 76603.

A new Veritas Bookshop has opened at Calgach Centre, Butcher Street, Derry. You may browse through our extensive range of books on spirituality, psychology, counselling, self-help, music, parenting, social issues, educational resources, theology and biography. Veritas also stock a wide selection of CDs, videos, children's books and gifts. Opening hours are 9am. - 6pm. Monday - Saturday.

Cashel Na Cór: (Learning Disabilities) Collection taken up recently amounted to £321. The organisers would like to thank everyone for their generous response, also the collectors.

Christmas Swim: Clonmany Parent and Toddler Group will hold the 4th. Annual Christmas Swim at 10am. on Christmas morning at Leenan Beach. Sponsor cards are available from Christine McGonigle, Cross, Clonmany tel. 0868954063 or Anne Doherty, Station House, Rasheeny, tel. 76806. Proceeds in aid of the Children's Ward and Nursery, Letterkenny Hospital. Come along and enjoy the fun and craic.

Apostolic Society: Meeting in the Church on Wed. Dec. 5 from 7-8pm.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Dec. 4 at 9pm.

The James Connolly Day Centre will have a stall at the Car Boot Sale in Clonmany next Sat. Dec. 8 from 10am - 4pm.

Help Break the Silence on Domestic Violence: Helpline and appointments, tel. 077 73232 Mon. Wed. Thurs. & Fri. 10am. - 1pm. Outreach Clinic Tues. 11am. - 3pm. Inishowen Women's Outreach (Behind Action Inishowen) Milbrae, Carndonagh - We are a rural-based community led project responding to the issue of Domestic Violence. Our aim is to identify and respond to the needs of Women and Children in Inishowen who are subjected to Violence and Abuse in the home.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 40, Nov. 22:

1st. Kathleen Comiskey, Cleagh. Promoter: Shaun Doherty (N).
2nd. Rose Harkin, Ballyliffin. Martin John McGrath.
3rd. Mathew & Ciara Duffy, Magheramore. Yvonne McLaughlin.
4th. Declan Grant, Magheramore. Declan Grant.

Boxing: St. Brigid's Boxing Club starts Ladies Boxing on Tues. Dec. 4 from 9-10pm. in the Community Centre. If interested in joining contact 76772. Over 12 years.

Snoopys Teenage Disco in Clonmany Community Centre on Fri. Dec. 7 from 9:30pm.-12 midnight.

Aerobics every Monday at 7:45pm. in St. Mary's Hall.

Thinking of Computers for Christmas: Shop local - Inishowen's Longest Established Computer Retailer - full range of computers, printers, scanners etc. Keen prices, guaranteed home backup and delivery - repairs, upgrades and service, tel. 76309.

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


Urris G.A.A. Club

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


All Co. Div. 4 Promotion Play-off 8/12/01

R. Emmetts V Urris in Carn at 2pm.

Contact John 76533 to confirm at weekend.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Nov. 15.

Years drawn: 1966, 1968, 1969, 1977.

£10 Winners: Michelle & Maria Kelly, Dunaff. Sadie Grant, Tornabratley. Susan McLeanny, Malin Head. Teresa McDaid, Minahaw. Patricia McElhinney, Gleneely. Jackpot Thurs. Nov. 22, £1,450.

Ceili Classes every Monday in St. Mary's Hall from 9pm. - 10:30pm. Club's Annual General Meeting today, Sun. Dec. 2 at 6:30pm. in the Day Centre, Cleagh. New members welcome.

Club's Christmas Draw for Underage: Many prizes to be won - Beautiful Christmas Hamper, Meal Voucher etc. Tickets £1 each available from players and committee.


Rasheeny F.C.


Killea F.C. 3 Rasheeny F.C. 1


Sun. Dec. 2: Rasheeny Res. V Illies Res. at 11am. This match takes place in Trawbreaga Park and not as stated in papers.

Golden Goal: Last week's winner was Alan Friel, Dunaff.

Committee Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Dec. 3 at 9:30pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Clonmany Shamrocks 2 Bunagee Utd. 1


Sun. Dec. 2: Clonmany Res. V Culdaff Res. K.O. 11am.

Cockhill Celtic V Clonmany Shamrocks K.O. 2pm.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues Dec. 4 at 9pm.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. 2nd. Hugh Brendan Devlin, Altahalla.

Clonmany Tug-O-War

All Ireland Indoor Tug-o-war in St. Brigid's Youth Club next Sun. Dec. 9. Weigh in at 10:30am. First pull at 1pm. Please support your local teams.


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