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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 6th January 2002

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.

A New Year Prayer

Lord, I wonder where I am going
And what is the meaning of my life.
I wonder specially
What the New Year holds for me.
Will it bring joy or sorrow,
Success or failure,
Life or death?
But then I remember
That you travel the road of life with me.
And I say to my soul:
'Go out into the darkness
And put your hand in the hand of Christ,
That would be better than a light
And safer than a known path'.

Who are the three wise men from the east? They are called Magi, suggested that they were into magic and secret knowledge. They looked out for secrets in the world of nature, especially in the movements of the stars. They acknowledged their need of the divine revelation which the Jews had. After receiving this they journeyed forward, entered the house and worshipped the Lord. It is a story which represents the Gentile people who were entering the Church when Matthew was writing, while very few Jews came forward. Offering gold, frankincense and myrrh may indicate giving up their utensils of magic and worship of idols.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís 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. Michaelís 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.

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

Saint of the week

Monday: St. Raymond of Penyafort, priest.

Pope's Intentions for January: That Christians may intensify their efforts to proclaim together Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of the world. That local churches may learn how to bring about a renewed commitment to evangelisation in every sphere of work and life.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Layla Brigitte Doherty, Mindoran.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Bridget Crossan, Urrismanagh, who died recently. May she rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,214 - €1,541.46. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,106 - €1,404.33. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Rasheeny National School: Cleaner required immediately. Applications to the Principal, Mr. Oliver Gilmore.

Christmas Swim: A big word of thanks to all who braved the water at Leenan beach on Christmas morning, also to all who sponsored the Christmas Swim and those who showed support. We apologise for the delay in starting waiting for the photographer.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting in the boys school on Mon. Jan. 7 at 7pm. All parents of children attending Tiernasligo N.S. please attend.

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

The Derry Branch of The Samaritans is currently seeking to recruit new volunteers. We will be holding information evenings on the following dates:  Monday Jan. 14 - Clooney Hall, Waterside.  Tuesday Jan. 15 - 16 Clarendon Street, Derry.  Wednesday Jan. 16 - Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana. These meetings will all begin at 7:30pm. and should end around 9:30pm. During these evenings opportunities will be provided to learn about the work of the Samaritans, to meet current volunteers and to ask questions, which may enable people to make a decision about volunteering as a Samaritan. Refreshments will be provided.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Jan. 8 at 9pm.

Choice Training: Now enrolling computers for beginners, CLAIT, ECDL (incl. Advanced), Bookkeeping, Computerised Accounts and more. Tel. 077 - 73045 for further details.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 45, Dec. 27: Promoters: 1st. Robert Grant, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant. 2nd. Neil Gerard McGonigle, Cloontagh. Gerard McGonigle. 3rd. Anne Kerrigan, Cleagh. Caroline Kerrigan. 4th. Bridget Grant, Gortnahinsion. Lisa Doherty.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Dec. 27. Years drawn: 1962, 1968, 1975, 1982. Congratulations to Anna Claire Devlin - winner of jackpot £1,550. Jackpot Thurs. Jan. 3 €450. If not won - 5 X 15 Euro. Cost €2.

Club Membership - Now due. Adult €10, U18 €2. Tel. Edward, 76416, Rose, 76556 or John 76533.

Rasheeny F.C.


Sun. Jan 6: Friendly: Rasheeny F.C. V Rasheeny Res. at 2pm.

Committee meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Jan. 7 at 9:30pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Sun. Jan. 6: Clonmany Res. V Glengad at 11am.

Bingo weekly draw results: 1st. Teresa Coyle, Roxtown. 2nd. M. McGonigle, Ballyharry. Malin Head.

Tug of War Club

Indoor Tug-o-war in St. Brigid's Youth Club today, Sun. Jan 6. First pull at 1pm. Usual weights. Proceeds in aid of the Parochial Fund. Your support will be appreciated.


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