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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 3rd March 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.

Our Lenten Journey - There was once a sea captain who in his retirement skippered a boat (taking trippers to the Shetland Islands). On one trip the boat was full of young people. These laughed at the old captain when they saw him saying prayer before setting out, for the day was fine and the sea was calm. But when out at sea a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to pitch violently, the terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer, he replied: 'I say my prayers when it's calm. When it's rough, I attend to my ship.' There is a lesson there for us. If we cannot or will not seek God in the still moment of our lives, we are not likely to find him when the storm hits. We are more likely to panic. We certainly will not hear his voice above the howling wind. But if we have learned to seek him and to trust him in the quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the storm comes.


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. Michael's Church this evening, Sunday Mar. 3 at 6pm. also Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm. and in St. Mary's Church on Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm.

1st. Anniversary Mass: 8pm. Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church next Sat. Mar. 9 will be offered for John Kelly, Letter, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace.

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.

Feast of the week:
Monday: St. Casimir. He gave all he had to the poor in Poland and is honoured as Poland's Patron Saint.
Tuesday: St. Kieran (Patron of Kilkenny) Thursday: Ss. Perpetua & Felicity.
Friday: St. Senan, bishop, also St. John of God. Saturday: St. Frances of Rome. In good times and bad, Frances cared for the poor of Rome, where she is still loved.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to €1,819. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,677. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

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.

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 today, Sun. Mar. 3 at 4pm. and in the Clinical Education Centre, Altnagalvin Hospital next Sun. Mar. 10 at 4pm.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Monthly Devotions on Tues. Mar 5 from 8-10pm. One Day Retreat for Senior Citizens and their friends on Wed. Mar. 6 from 11am-5pm. Cost £10stg. including lunch. Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Day Retreat on Sat. Mar. 16 from 10am.- 5pm. For further details and bookings on all the above, tel. 04871 262512.

Pioneer Pins: Gold and Silver Pioneer Pins will be distributed after Mass on Wed. Mar. 6 in St. Mary's Church, Clonmany. Those due to receive the above pins please come along on Wednesday night.

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

Important Meeting for parents of 5th. and 6th. classes attending Cloontagh and Rasheney National Schools in the Day Centre on Mon. Mar. 4 from 8-10pm. Clonmany and Tiernasligo schools will be notified of their meeting at a later date.

Are you over 15 and Under 16 on July 16 and would you like to travel overland to Lourdes? A fantastic opportunity to make an unforgettable trip to Lourdes meeting new friends, absorbing the atmosphere, learning the message of Our Lady and Bernadette, taking part in Liturgy, working with the sick, visiting famous places, sampling the local culture and enjoying beautiful French countryside. For further details contact 76114 or The Secretary, Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry BT48 6UJ. Tel. 7126 0293 or 7135 2346. Silver Jubilee Annual Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the patronage of The Most Reverend Séamus Hegarty DD Bishop of Derry, July 16 - 21 2002. Fare £389 Sterling. Fare includes £10 Government Tax, Return Air Travel from Belfast to Lourdes, Hotel (Full Board) Airport Taxes, Insurance and Coach Transfers. The fare can be paid by instalments. Booking forms are now available. Invalid booking forms are also available. For an extra £139 Sterling you can spend another three days travelling overland to Paris visiting Nevers to see Bernadette's body and other French Shrines. Return flight is from Paris and coach to Derry. Tel. 76114.

Monthly Draw Results:
1st. €700 Lucy Doherty, Tiernasligo. Promoter: Kathleen Ivers & Alice McLaughlin.
2nd. €140 D Kelly, Tullagh. Promoter: Paddy Kerr.
3rd. €140 Charlotte Diver, Roxtown. Promoter: Teresa Coyle.
4th. €140 Mary Doherty, Clougherna. Promoter: Mary McGeoghegan.
5th. €140 Eugene Devanney, I.O.D. Promoter: Margaret McLaughlin.
6th. €140 Mary Jo O'Farrell, Tiernasligo. Promoter: Kathleen Ivers & Alice McLaughlin.
7th. €70 Conal Doherty, Cleagh. Promoter: Sarah Doherty.
8th. €70 Michael Devlin, Day Centre. Promoter: John McEleney.
9th. €70 Ann Moran, Doaghmore. Promoter: Margaret McLaughlin.
10th. €70 Annette Kelly, Tullagh. Promoter: Paddy Kerr.

Profit for the month of February was €1,873. Thank you to our promoters and all who support the draw.

Clonmany Festival: A.G.M. will be held in the Square Bar on Mon. Mar. 4 at 9pm. All welcome.

Cloontagh School Annual Dance in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Fri. Mar. 15 from 12 - 2am. Ticket €8. Music by Dave Lawlor. All welcome.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. Mar. 5 at 9pm.

Diabetic Society: Annual Church Gate Collection will be taken up after all Masses this weekend, Mar. 2 & 3.

Urris Parents Association: Meeting in the Boys school on Mon. Mar. 4 at 7pm. I.C.A. Meeting on Mon. Mar. 4 at 8:30pm. (After Mass) The Inishowen Partnership Company (IPC) in association with the Social Economy Agency (SEA) in Derry will be hosting an information evening on the Social Economy on Tues. Mar. 5 at 7pm. in the Malin Hotel. The evening will discuss what the people understand as the 'social economy' and opportunities within the sector for local groups.

St. Brigid's Women's Group: Following our first meeting the group propose to try and start the following lessons for adults depending on numbers - Old Time Dance/Jive, Yoga, Interior Design. If you are interested contact the Community Centre, tel. 76772.Our next meeting will be Thurs. Mar. 7 10am. - 12md.

Choice Training: The following courses are starting on the first week in March - Basic Computers. CLAIT, ECDL, Introduction to the Internet, Basic Book-Keeping, Children's Saturday Programmes. For more details, tel. 077-73045.

Ladies Football: A meeting will be held on Sat. Mar 9 at 11am. in the clubhouse. Any girls/women interested in playing or willing to help with teams please attend. Age groups: U14, U16, & Women's team. Football starts in April.

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

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

Youth Club Mini-lotto Nos. Feb. 23 - 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17. No jackpot winner.
Winners of €15: Marie Baldrick, Claggan, Buncrana. Marie McConnell, Heron Wlk., Buncrana. Samantha Harkin, Urrismanagh. Johnny McDaid, Mindoran. C. Nickels, C/o Ballyliffin Hotel. Jackpot Mar. 2 is €1,100.


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. 21. Years drawn: 1960, 1965, 1982 & 1983.
€15 Winners: Mary Roddy, Ballyliffin. Bernadette Doherty, Tullagh. Mena Ivers, C/o Bingo. John Joe McLaughlin, Malin. Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo. Jackpot Thurs. Feb. 28 €770.

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

U16 Training on Saturday at 5pm. in Straid. Club Meeting on Wed. Mar. 6 at 9pm. in the clubhouse.

Fixture: Sun. Mar. 9: Challenge Game for Seniors - Urris V Malin - see paper for time.

Rasheeny F.C.

Quigley's Point Swifts 0 Rasheney F.C. 3

Sun. Mar. 3 - O'Gara Cup: Redcastle Utd. V Rasheney Res. at 2pm.

Committee Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Mon. Mar. 4 at 9:30pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Clonmany Shamrocks 2 Illies Celtic 2

Sun. Mar. 3 - Knockalla Cup - Clonmany Shamrocks V Drumkeen K.O. 1:30pm.
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

Congratulations to our Tug-o-war teams who did us proud at the World Championships in Cork last weekend bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals. Well done boys!

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