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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 13th 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.

Today's feast is a powerful reminder of the vocation to which we are all called. It recalls our own baptism in consecrated waters which cleansed our souls from the state of sin and was the beginning of our relationship with God. The seeds of the Christian life are sown in baptism which means we belong to God's family, are able to call God, 'Father and Jesus Christ 'our brother'.

Like Christ we have been chosen for a mission in the world of our time. Father, I thank you for making me your child at my baptism. Grant that I may always appreciate this fact and that I may, by my living out the message of your Son, show that I love you and am a child of 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.. 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.

Months Mind Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church this weekend, Sun. Jan. 13 will be offered for John Doherty, Beltra, on his Months Mind. May he rest in peace. 1st. Anniversary Mass: 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church this weekend, Sun. Jan. 13 will be offered for Margaret Toland, Coolcross, on her first anniversary. May she rest in peace.

D.D.S. Mass: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. Jan. 19 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace. Saints of the week: Tuesday: St. Ita. Wednesday: St. Fursa. Thursday: St. Anthony.

Donation: We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £80 towards the Restoration of the Oratory.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,318 - €1,673.51. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,223 - €1,552.89 Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Confirmation and First Holy Communion: Bishop Lagan will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to the children on Thurs. April 18 at 5pm. in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany. The children of Clonmany and Cloontagh Schools will receive their First Holy Communion on Sat. May 25 at 11am. in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany. The children of Tiernasligo School will receive their First Holy Communion in St. Michael's Church on Sun. May 26 at 10:30am. and the children of Rasheeny School will receive their First Holy Communion in the Oratory, Ballyliffin on Sat. June 1 at 11am.

Monthly Draw: Short meeting of all promoters in the Day Centre on Mon. Jan. 14 at 9pm. Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

Parish Draw Results:

1st. £500 Mary McDaid, Glebe. Promoter:Bridie McDaid.
2nd. £100 Finola Doherty, Rasheeny. Promoter: Peter Doherty.
3rd. £100 Daniel Doherty, Urrismanagh. Promoter: Daniel Doherty.
4th. £100 Mary E. Harkin, Boherna. Promoter: Mary Harkin.
5th. £100 Martin Toland, Urrismanagh. Promoter: Daniel Doherty.
6th. £100 Evelyn Doherty, Roxtown. Promoter: Teresa Coyle.
7th. £50 Eily Doherty, Gaddyduff. Promoter: Niall McDonald.
8th. £50 Sheila Gill, Gorteran. Promoter: Stephen Gill.
9th. £50 Bernie Doherty, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Josie Grant.
10th. £50 Rita McGonigle, Clonmany. Promoter: Niall McDonald.

Profit for the month of December was £1,480. A special word of thanks to our promoters and all who support the draw.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Epilsepy will be taken up this weekend after all Masses.

Tiernasligo N.S. Savings is starting again this week. Any new people who would like to join, contact Grace, 76689. Collector need for the Tiernasligo area.

Cloontagh School is starting a 25-card drive in the school on Wed. Jan. 16 at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Ballyliffin Residents Association AGM will be held on Mon. Jan. 14 in The Strand Hotel at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Clonmany Festival: Meeting in the Square Bar on Mon. Jan. 14 at 9pm.

Action Inishowen - Community Employment Programme: A new Community Employment Scheme will be starting in Action Inishowen within the next month with vacancies in the following areas - Clerical/Reception, Administration, General Maintenance, General Operatives, Reading Resource Centre and 2 people with basic counselling skills to work in the Inishowen Woman's Outreach. If interested contact Action Inishowen at Millbrae, Carndonagh or tel. 74529. Usual FÁS conditions apply.

Aerobic Classes return on Mon. Jan. 14 at 8pm. in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany.

Congratulations to Ballyliffin! For the second year in succession it has been awarded the Donegal County Council Special prize for the most improved Village in Inishowen. A lot of this is due to Tommy and James (Inishowen Partnership) for keeping the village litter free and the FÁS men for their stonewall building and landscaping over the past few years.

Y.C. Draw Results, week 46, Jan. 3:

1st. Edel Doherty, Clara, I.O.D. Promoter: Marie McGonigle.
2nd. John Duffy, Letter. Promoter: Mary Duffy.
3rd. Denis Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter: Caroline Doherty.
4th. Angela Grant, Gortfad. Promoter: Barry Doherty.

£9,600 Clonmany Mini-lotto must go - an opportunity to get rid of any punt you might have. The long running Clonmany mini-lotto will be brought to an end in its present form on Sat. Jan. 26. Tickets remain on sale until Jan. 26. Instead of picking numbers, just fill in your name, address and telephone number and all tickets bought from Jan. 6 will be entered into a draw on Jan. 26. Tickets available at all usual outlets. The draw will take place as usual in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Sat. Jan. 26. For just £1 or €1.27 you will be entered into a draw with £9,600 or €12190 in prizes. First prize £5,000, four prizes of £1000 and six prizes of £100 or Euro equivalent. The new lotto will start on Feb. 2. Good luck to everyone and many thanks for you support over the years.

The management committee would like to wish everyone a prosperous New Year.

Vacancies available at the Community Centre, if you are interested, tel. 76722. Circuit Training in the Community every Thursday from 9-10pm. Art and Drama starts again on Mon. Jan 14 - Under 10's: 5:30pm. - 6:30pm. Over 10's: 6:30pm. - 7:30pm.

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.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Jan. 3. Years drawn: 1963, 1979, 1982, 1983.

€15 Winners: Anna Claire Devlin, Annagh. John J. Friel, Dunaff. Alan Friel, Dunaff. Mary Ruddy, Ballyliffin. Rosaleen McLaughlin, I. O. D. Jackpot Thurs. Jan. 10 €490.

Club Membership - Now due. Adult €10, U18 ?2. Tel. Edward, 76416, Rose, 76556 or John 76533. Club Meeting on Wed. 16 at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse. All members please attend.


Rasheeny F.C.

Fixtures: Sun. Jan 13: Reserve League: Rasheeny Res. V Cockhill Res. at 11am.

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


Clonmany Shamrocks

Results: Illies Celtic 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 2

Fixtures: Sun. 13: Clonmany Shamrocks V Culdaff F.C. K.O. 2pm

Reserves: Illies Res. V Clonmany Res. K.O. 11am.

Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. Jan. 15.

Bingo weekly draw results: 1st. Moira Doherty, Ballyliffin. 2nd. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey.


Clonmany Tug of War Club

Indoor Tug-o-war: We would like to thank Danny McGonigle and all those who helped run the Tug-o-war event last Sunday. A special word of thanks the Youth Club Committee for the use of the premises, the ladies who provided refreshments and all the teams who took part both the local teams and visiting teams. The amount raised for the parochial funds was £460 - €584.08.


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