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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 24th February 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.

Now that we are ten days into the season of Lent, our goal is clarified in today's liturgy. Our natural inclination is to stay where we are, to make a tent and settle comfortably. But God is continually urging us on to a land he will show us. We follow our transfigured Lord in faith, putting our trust in him and bearing his hardships for the sake of the good news he has brought us.

What have I to fear? Nothing. Jesus is my Saviour and he is always with me. I believe that he touches me in my moments of fear. May I always ask him to come and help me and be my guiding star on my pilgrim way to heaven.

Friday of this week is the First Friday of the month.

Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Fri. 6:45 - 7:30pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


Mon. Fri. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael’s Church:


Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. & Fri. 10am.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am

Stations of the Cross and Rosary:
Tues. & Thurs. 7:30pm.


Fri. 9:15am.

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.

Stations of the Cross and Rosary in St. Mary's Church this evening, Sunday Feb. 24 at 6pm. in St. Michael's Church on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm. and in St. Mary's Church on Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm.

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

The Abortion Referendum - March 6: During the next few weeks we will be hearing many arguments concerning the Referendum. The Catholic Bishops have stated clearly that it is an opportunity not to be lost. It will improve effective legal protection for the unborn child. It deserves support from everyone who is pro-life. Voting Yes to this amendment will once again protect the right to life in Irish Law.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of William Toland, Tornabratley, and Danny Toland, Magheramore, who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to ?1,894. Church Restoration Fund amounted to ?1,720. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Emmet Liam Grant, Magheramore.

Weddings 2002: Couples are reminded that the State requires three months notice before any wedding can be performed. Any queries, contact Fr. Devlin, 76114

Sponsored Slim takes place again during Lent. Weigh-in on Wednesday night after Mass (8:30pm.) in St. Mary's Hall. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.

Information Night in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana, on Tues. Feb. 26 at 8:30pm. Guest Speaker will be Ciaran Cravan, Medical Doctor and Barrister, who will answer questions on the Referendum on Abortion. All welcome.

Special Interdenominational Service of Remembrance for all families who have suffered the loss of a loved one through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny on Sun. Mar. 3 at 4pm. and in the Clinical Education Centre, Altnagalvin Hospital on Sun. Mar. 10 at 4pm.

St. Brigid's Women's Group will hold a coffee morning on Thurs. Feb. 28 from 10am.-12 noon in the Drop in Centre, Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

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

Readers, Collectors, Lay Ministers, Counters and Altar Society for March


Vigil Mass: Liam Harkin, Boherna.
10am. Mass: Pauline McDaid, Glebe.
11:30am. Mass: Mary McCarron, Cleagh.

Vigil Mass:
Bell Aisle: Bridie McDaid.
Stair Aisle: Lucy McCarron.
Long Aisle: Sarah Doherty, Willie Gill & Patsy Devlin.

10am. Mass:
Bell Aisle:Brian Doherty,
Long Aisle:Breidge McEleney
Stair Aisle: Pauline McDaid.

11:30am. Mass:
Bell Aisle: Anthony Devlin and Patrick McLaughlin.
Stair Aisle: Mary Kathleen Brennan and James Gill.
Long Aisle: P.J. McDaid.

Lay Ministers:
Vigil Mass. Breedge McEleney, Dolores Kelly, Margaret Devlin and Mary Whitehouse.
10am. Mass: Mac McDonald Pauline McDaid, Gráinne Walsh & Sheila Gill.
11:30am. Mass: Murial Bradley, John McEleney, Bridie Grant & Myra Harkin.

Altar Society: Margaret Reidy & Kathleen Doherty (L)
Counters: Margaret Farren & Sheila Doherty.



Vigil Mass: Joanne Quinn.
10:30am.Mass: Liam Doherty.

Vigil Mass:
Roger Doherty, Urrismanagh & James Kelly, Dunaff.
10:30am. Mass: Gerry Gallagher, Dunaff & John Canny, Dunaff.

Lay Ministers:
Vigil Mass:
Gerard & Anne Friel.
10:30am. Mass: John & Kathleen Friel. Altar Society: Noreen Doherty, Urrismanagh.

Important Meeting for parents of 5th. and 6th. classes attending Tiernasligo and Clonmany National Schools in the Day Centre on Wed. Feb. 27 from 8-10pm. and Mon. Mar.4 at 8pm. for the parents of the above classes in Cloontagh and Rasheney

Inishowen Women's Outreach is a community based response to Domestic Violence in Inishowen. We provide both emotional and practical support to women and children, through our local help-line and at our Outreach Centre in Carndonagh. We give information and advice on options available and can accompany clients to court when required. We are constantly striving to update our own skills and develop links with other service providers to ensure that we offer as comprehensive a service as possible. We also run a support group every Friday from 10am.-12 noon. Tel. 73232 Mon. - Fri. 10 - 12 for our help-line or to make an appointment.

Victims Week Feb. 21 - 28: Crime can happen to anyone. When it does, the results may be traumatic. Whatever the crime, a victim can be left feeling angry, confused, alone and frightened. Victim Support cares for victims of crime by offering emotional support, practical help and useful information. Most of all, we provide someone to talk to - usually in the victims own home. We are a small team of dedicated volunteers who come from your local area, trained to care for and work with victims of crime. Our service is free and confidential and is available throughout Inishowen, all over Donegal and Ireland. Give us a ring, anytime on 074 25205.

Clan Clonmany: Typing classes commence on Tues. 26 at 8pm. in the Youth Club.

Cloontagh School 25-card drive in the school every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Tea served.

National Schools Indoor Soccer: 5-a-side challenge in the Community Centre on Sat. Mar. 9 at 2pm. Come along and give your support. Tel. Sean Grant 0868671490.

Found: Purse found on Clonmany Street. Owner may contact 76114.

Aerobics every Monday at 8pm. in St. Mary's Hall. All welcome.

Carmel's Hairsalon will be closed on Mon. Feb. 25.

Youth Club Draw Results, Week1, Feb. 21

1st. Denise Gill, Annagh. Promoter: David & Sue McEleney.
2nd. Grace Kearney, Leenankiel. Promoter: Bronagh Kearney.
3rd. Vivian Doherty, Gortfad. Promoter: Barry Doherty.
4th. Aaron Harkin, Glebe. Promoter: Donna & Fiona Doherty.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Ceile Classes in St. Mary's Hall on Monday night at 9pm.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Feb. 14. Years drawn: 1970, 1972, 1978 & 1981. ?15 Winners: Laurence Farren (Jnr.), Straid. Kathleen Kelly, Letter. Grace O'Donnell, Carndonagh. Eileen Doherty, Craignagor. Thomas McConway, Dunaff. Jackpot Thurs. Feb. 21 €730.

Club Membership:Adult €10,U18 €2. Closing date Feb 28, this is for all playing football in 2002

Senior & Reserve Training on Wednesday at 8pm. and Saturday at 5pm. U12 Training in the Youth Club on Fri. from 5pm. - 6pm. Cost including bus €2. U16 Training on Saturday at 5pm. Tel. Danny 76286.

Rasheeny F.C.

Rasheney F.C. 0 Killea F.C. 2
Moville Res. 1 Rasheney Res. 1

Sun. Feb. 24 - Quigley's Point Swifts V Rasheney F.C. at 2pm.

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

Clonmany Shamrocks

Ulster Junior Cup - Ballybofey Utd. 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 5

Sun. 24 - Clonmany Shamrocks V Illies Celtic K.O. 2pm.
Culdaff Res. V Clonmany Res. K.O. at 11am.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Mena McEleney, Minaduff. 2nd. Eileen Hartin, Glenmakee. Committee Meeting on Tues. Feb. 26 at 9pm. in the clubhouse.

Clonmany Tug of War Club


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