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Glenties Parish Newsletter 4th March 2019

Tuesday
5th March
9.30am
Wednesday
6th March
Ash Wednesday
8.00am

9.30am

7.30pm Francis Browne R.I.P. – 2nd Anniversary (Mill Road)

Thursday
7th March
8.00am
6.00pm
Friday
8th March
8.00am
7.30pm Sean Boyle R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday
9th March
11.00am
7.30pm Jimmy McGill R.I.P. – 10th Anniversary (Ard McGill)
Sunday
10th March
11.00am CONFIRMATION

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning

Confirmation Sunday 10th March  11am
First Confession Thursday  4th April  7pm
First Holy Communion Saturday 11th May  11am

CONFESSIONS FOR THE CONFIRMANDI AND THEIR FAMILIES will be available in the Church on Monday evening at 7.00pm as a preparation for Confirmation Day on Sunday next, 10th March.  We wish all our young people every blessing as they receive the Holy Spirit afresh.

Lent begins on Wednesday when we receive ashes as a reminder of our dependence on God and as an Act of Penance.  Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Lent Mass Times:

Monday 7.30pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 8.00am & 7.30pm
Thursday 8.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am

These Mass times may be subject to change.

Visitation of the Sick & Elderly will take place this week as follows :
Tuesday 5th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr Mccloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 6th – Stonepark, Mill Road,  Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Due  to  Confirmation  Practise  on  Tuesday  morning,  Fr  Gerard  may  be  a  little  later  starting  his  Tuesday  calls.

Margaret  Connell, THE  FOOT  CARE  PRACTITIONER,  will  be  in  the  Day  Centre  on Monday 4th March.   To  book   an appointment  call  087 1417180.

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday 22nd March.  Volunteers will be on the Main Street, Glenties looking for your support.  Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:  It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact Fr Gerard or the Parochial House for further details.

Glenties Community Centre: Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.15–7.0#
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30
Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00
Musical Theatre Camp March Friday 8th 2019 4 – 7 pm for more details contact Zara 0873602008

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

The Edeninfagh CE Scheme has one position vacant for a General Operative to work on the Church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email amhicfhionnlaoigh@sceimudaras.ie.

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have a vacancy for Youth Worker, attached to Downstrands Family Resource Centre, in the Dolmen Centre. Community Employment  criteria apply and CE participant can avail of training to up-skill while on the Project. To apply for the above, please email dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

Zumba Fitness Relaunched: A brand new course lasting 5 weeks: cost is €35 of €10 pay on the night. Come along & dance your way to happiness & fitness in a fun non-judgemental space suitable for all fitness levels. Every Tuesday @ 7pm. Ardara Heritage Centre. Contact: Bridget 0879130558

New Life Choir Live on Tour have traveled from Uganda to share their stories through song and dance on 12th March at 7pm in the Methodist Church Hall.  Admission Free.  All Welcome.

Please note that webcams are in operation in the church
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-connells

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,867.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

THERE WILL NO MASS ON SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

VIGIL ON SATURDAY 9TH MARCH AT 7.30PM

Collectors for March Jimmy Herron, Lacklea

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 215.00.  Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 26th February 2019

Wednesday
27th February
7.30pm Pat McDermott R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Glassaghmore, Cloghan)
Thursday
28th  February
9.30am Connie Gallagher R.I.P. (The Mines, Kilraine)

Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
1st March
7.30pm Martin McDyer r.i.p.  –  5th Anniversary (Meenahalla)
Saturday
2nd March
11.00am Fr Pat Prendergast R.I.P. –  2nd Anniversary

12 Noon Peggy Campbell R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Meenahalla)

7.30pm Nancy McLoone & Michael McLoone R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Sunday
3rd March
11.00am Dr Malachy McCloskey, Mrs Patsy McCloskey & Dr Ann McCloskey  R.I.P. (Mill Road)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY 10TH MARCH  11AM

FIRST CONFESSION THURSDAY  4TH APRIL  7PM

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SATURDAY 11TH MAY  11AM

Readers for March
Saturday 7.30pm – Annette Breslin
Sunday 11am – June Gilroy

Eucharistic Ministers for March
Saturday 7.30pm
– James McDyre, Anne McLoone, James Gallagher, Tim Cranley
Sunday 11am – Anne Doherty, Margaret Kennedy, Anne Connaghan, Niamh Brennan

Collectors for March
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Rosaleen  Doherty,  Paul McHugh, Connell  Mc Hugh
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Martin  Doherty, John  Mc Swiggan, Michael Bonner, Fergus Roarty

Altar Society for March Team B

The Diocese of Raphoe has appointed Margaret Northage as new Designated Liaison Person for Child Safeguarding.  This role is to support, encourage, advise and continue to raise awareness of child safeguarding.  Margaret also holds the role of Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator.  People are encouraged to make contact with the Designated Liaison Person on 086 2183011 or email raphoesafeguarding@gmail.com or at Raphoe Safeguarding Services, Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny.  If anyone has a child safeguarding concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities they should contact the Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker or they may contact An Garda Siochána at one of the numbers listed below:
Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau:  01 6663430 or 01 6663435
In an emergency contact:  Letterkenny  074 9167100,  Ballyshannon   071 9858530  or Milford   074 9153060.
Tusla (Donegal)  Letterkenny  074 9123672/074 9123770,  Donegal Town 074 9723540,  Buncrana 074 9320420

Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support to those who have experienced abuse perpetrated by Church personnel, individually or institutionally. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people and their families, whose spiritual life has been damaged by abuse. It is also a response to the continually growing understanding of the spiritual impact of the trauma of abuse. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion.  If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you. www.towardspeace.ie Tel: 01 505 3028. Mobile: 086 7710533. Up to twelve sessions are available and there is no fee.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:  It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact Fr Gerard or the Parochial House for further details.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322. Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
Musical Theatre Camp March Friday 8th 2019 4 – 7 pm for more details contact Zara 0873602008
Fiddle Lesson Wednesday 3.15–7.0
Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00

Marys Meals Church Gate Collection takes place on 2/3 March.

A Saint Vincent De Paul collection will take place on the 23/24th February at the weekend masses.  We appreciate your support.

The Mc Dyer family are hosting a fund-raising Coffee Evening in the Community Centre on Friday night, directly following Martin’s 5th Anniversary Mass. Donations going to The Donegal Hospice. Everyone very welcome, so drop in for a wee cuppa with sweet and savoury bites .We look forward to seeing you there.

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have a vacancy for Youth Worker, attached to Downstrands Family Resource Centre, in the Dolmen Centre. Community Employment  criteria apply and CE participant can avail of training to up-skill while on the Project. To apply for the above, please email dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

The Edeninfagh CE Scheme has one position vacant for a General Operative to work on the Church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email amhicfhionnlaoigh@sceimudaras.ie.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,505.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

SUNDAY   MASS: ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 380.00.  Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 26th February 2019

There was no winner of this weeks Gaa lotto, The numbers drawn out were 02-18-21-29 and the 2x€50 went to Mary Byrne, Ballybofey and Noreen Duffin, Station Road. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,400

The Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass is now on sale for the 2019 Season. The  Club Pass will cost €120 This pass will give admission to all Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2019 Season. Adult League & Championship Matches. Includes U21 Competitions. Does not include competitions at  U18 grade & Below. To order please contact the Club secretary Caroline Breslin 087 138 9926  – Closing date for orders  March 10th 2019.

Naomh Conaill membership is now due for renewal. New membership year starts Jan 1st – 31st Dec. Anyone playing football must have membership paid before football starts. Adult €40, junior €20, or Adult + lotto for year €100.

Donegal Gaa fundraiser Buy a Brick. Anyone wanting to purchase a brick can they please contact Muriel 0876485725. Each brick is €100

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 5th February 2019

There was no Gaa lotto this week due to bingo being cancelled because of the frosty weather. Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,100.

Club 200. We have now completed 6 months of this years competition and have paid out a total of €6,000 so far. Our next draw will take place on Tuesday 5th Feb. As this is the first draw in our 2nd six months can all sellers collect money due.

The Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass is now on sale for the 2019 Season. The  Club Pass will cost €120 This pass will give admission to all Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2019 Season. Adult League & Championship Matches. Includes U21 Competitions. Does not include competitions at  U18 grade & Below. To order please contact the Club secretary Caroline Breslin 087 138 9926  – Closing date for orders  March 10th 2019.

Naomh Conaill membership is now due for renewal. New membership year starts Jan 1st – 31st Dec. Anyone playing football must have membership paid before football starts. Adult €40, junior €20, or Adult + lotto for year €100.

Naomh Conaill ladies need managers Naomh Conaill ladies need to fill the following managers positions Senior and minor team managers. If anyone is interested in any of these positions or know of anyone interested can they please contact our secretary Nicola on 087 274 7331 as soon as possible.

Good luck to Naomh Conaill quiz team competing in the years Scor final this Friday night in Glenfin. Thanks to all who represented Naomh Conaill last week in the Scor semi finals.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 4th February 2019

Monday
4th February
NO MASS
Tuesday
5th February
9.30am Monica Kennedy R.I.P. 3rd Anniversary (Narin Road)
Wednesday
6th February
7.30pm Cissy Meehan R.I.P. (Dr McCloskey Crescent)
Thursday
7th February
9.30am Private Intention
Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm
Friday
8th February
7.30pm Sonny & Bridie Molloy R.I.P. (Drimnacrosh)
Saturday
9th February
11.00am Jim Rafferty R.I.P. (Upper Maas)

7.30pm Jimmy & Sheila McDermott R.I.P. (Meenagrubby)

Sunday
10th February
11.00am Bridget & Owen O’Donnell & their son John O’Donnell R.I.P. (Cappry, Ballybofey)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 5th Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 6th Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Confirmation – Sunday 10th March – 11am
First Confession – Thursday 4th April – 7pm
First Holy Communion – Saturday 11th May – 11am

Glenties Parish Youth Choir
The Choir are going to do some fundraising over the next couple of months to help cover the cost of some necessary equipment.
There will be a cake sale in the Community Centre after the 7.30pm Family Mass this Saturday the 2nd February. Your support will be much appreciated.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com for more information. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.
Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm. Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Farren School of Speech and Drama Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30 Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00

Kilkenny NS Parents Association are having a cake sale in the Market Hall on Saturday the 9th February from 6 pm– 8.30pm.  There will be all sorts of sweet and savoury treats on sale.  Please come along and support our school

Dressmaking classes starting Wednesday 6th February from 7.45pm-9.45pm in “My Space” at Glenties Service Station. Classes run for 6 weeks total cost €50. ONLY 2 PLACES left. Contact Anne on 0876944228

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick
It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish of secondary school age, from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact the Parochial House for further details.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire, Glenties for school year 2019 / 2020 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 7th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 28th February.

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s NS
Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2019/2020 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form.  Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 8th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email striaghans@gmail.com

Kilkenny N.S. Enrolment
Application forms for the enrolment of new pupils for the 2019 – 2020 school year are available at the school. Contact No. 0749544270. email: kilkennyns@gmail.com

Margaret Connell, THE FOOT CARE PRACTITIONER, will be in the Day Centre on TUESDAY 5th February. To book an appointment call 087 1417180.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,782.00. Thank You

CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY, EDENINFAGH

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
Sunday 3rd February 12.15pm John & Mary Anne McCallig, Edeninfagh

Sunday 10th February 12.15pm Mary Anne Boyle and deceased family members, Mully

S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2019/2020. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 / edeninfagh@gmail.com

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to €370.00. Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 29th January 2019

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 01-04-14-21 and the 2x€50 went to Jimmy Gill, Fintown & Breege Roarty, Ard Mc Gill . Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,100.

Club 200. We have now completed 6 months of this years competition and have paid out a total of €6,000 so far. Our next draw will take place on Tuesday 5th Feb. As this is the first draw in our 2nd six months can all sellers collect money due.

The Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass is now on sale for the 2019 Season. The  Club Pass will cost €120 This pass will give admission to all Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2019 Season. Adult League & Championship Matches. Includes U21 Competitions. Does not include competitions at  U18 grade & Below. To order please contact the Club secretary Caroline Breslin 087 138 9926  – Closing date for orders  March 10th 2019.

Naomh Conaill membership is now due for renewal. New membership year starts Jan 1st – 31st Dec. Anyone playing football must have membership paid before football starts. Adult €40, junior €20, or Adult + lotto for year €100. Muriel will be taking membership in the clubhouse this Friday between 7-8pm.

Naomh Conaill ladies need managers Naomh Conaill ladies need to fill the following managers positions Senior and minor team managers. If anyone is interested in any of these positions or know of anyone interested can they please contact our secretary Nicola on 087 274 7331 as soon as possible. Closing date for these positions to be filled is Fri 25th of January 2019

Glenties Parish Newsletter 16th January 2019

Wednesday
16th January
7.30pm Kathleen Molloy & her parents Mick & Susan Meehan & Her Brother Tommy Meehan R.I.P. (Lacklea)
Thursday
17th January
9.30am
Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm
Friday
18th January
7.30pm
Saturday
19th January
11.00am Louise Furey R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Ard Patrick)

7.30pm Biddy McGlynn (Anniversary) and her Grandaughter Michelle McGlynn (Birthday Rememberence) R.I.P. (London & Fintown)

Sunday
20th January
11.00am Mamie & Cornelius Sweeney R.I.P. (Gortnasillagh)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning.

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited Extension of services. Registration for our new wobbler/toddler room. We are extending our services and are expecting to be open at the end of January 2019.  Registration of young children from 1 year upwards will take place in the playgroup building on Monday, 7th January 2019 at 8pm. . Anyone wishing to enrol their wobbler/toddler please come along and meet with the early years practitioners. Please bring evidence of your child’s PPS number and record of immunisations to date. If you require any further information we can be contacted on 074 95 51907 and ask for Kellie or Bridie/0877570857.

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July, New Graveyard Glenties
Due to the great numbers of people from near and far who prayerfully attend the Graveyard Prayers during the summer months and after reflection, I propose having Graveyard Prayers and Blessings in place of Mass as has been the case up to now.  This change will bring us in line with most of the neighbouring Parishes and is being done as a means to prioritise Health and Safety.  This is particularly relevant due to the great numbers, especially the large portion of elderly people who attend.  I hope that you will understand the rationale behind this change and thank you for your understanding.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick
It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish of secondary school age, from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  After ascending the reek, we hope to have Mass on the summit in the Oratory Chapel.  There would be time to stop for a meal on the return journey.  The cost of the transport would be a parish cost with each person paying for their own meal. Each person under 18 years wishing to take part must complete a “Child Consent Form” and parents/guardians a “Parental Consent Form” which are available in the Parochial House.

Upcoming Activities at the Downstrands Family Resource Centre, Portnoo.
Activities for 2019 include Yoga, Nutrition & Fitness, Creative Writing, Piloxing, Knitting, Creating Happy, Art for All, Patchwork, Archaeology, Feng Shui, Stress Control, Safe Talk and Introduction to Grow.  Children’s Activities include badminton, basketball, judo and Bricks 4 Kids.   Grinds for Leaving Certificate start this Saturday, 12th January in the Hub Youth Centre.  For more information or to book a place, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0749545879. (Leaflets can be obtained in the health centre, the post office, The Highlands Hotel and Glenties Service Station).

The amount collected at the fundraising night held in “Dinnys “on the 16th December for “Motor Neurone Disease Association” was a grand sum of €2145.00.   This amount has been passed on to the Association.  The organisers wish to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.  C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.

Bingo every Tuesday night at 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300 on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Circuits class every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6.30am for more information contact Conor 0874267718.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com.
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30.  Bowls Mondays and Fridays 8.00—10.00.
Fiddle Classes Wednesdays 3.30—6.45.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,940.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

SUNDAY   MASS: ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Sunday 13th January 12.15pm Owen & Margaret McGlynn & Family, Lacklea & Glenties

Weekend  31st December, Offertory Collection amounted to € 315.00.  Thank You.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to €325.00.  Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 7th January 2019

Tuesday
8th January
9.30am
Wednesday
9th  January
7.30pm
Thursday
10th January
9.30am
Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm
Friday
11th January
7.30pm
Saturday
12th January
11.00am

7.30pm Martin & Pat Molloy R.I.P. (The Glen)

Sunday
13th January
11.00am Paddy McGeehan R.I.P. (Derries)

CONFESSIONS WILL FOLLOW 11AM MASS ON SATURDAY MORNING

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited Extension of services. Registration for our new wobbler/toddler room. We are extending our services and are expecting to be open at the end of January 2019.  Registration of young children from 1 year upwards will take place in the playgroup building on Monday, 7th January 2019 at 8pm. . Anyone wishing to enroll their wobbler/toddler please come along and meet with the early years practitioners. Please bring evidence of your child’s PPS number and record of immunisations to date. If you require any further information we can be contacted on 074 95 51907 and ask for Kellie or Bridie/0877570857.

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Glenties, Fintown and Doochary or ask any player.  The winner of the Fintown Harps AFC draw of €350 was Mairead McMillan, Fintown.

The following Course for Adults will be commencing in Donegal Town provided by Donegal ETB Adult Education Services in January 2019:  Practical Computer Skills with IC3 Digital Literacy Certification.  Friday 10am to 2pm. For further information contact 074 9725520.

Margaret  Connell, THE  FOOT  CARE  PRACTITIONER,  will  be  in  the  Day  Centre  on Monday  7th January.   To  book   an appointment  call  087 1417180.

Anam Cara Donegal, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Thursday 10th January at 7:20pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 8th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 9th – Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,770.00. Thank You
Weekend 22nd/23rd December, Offertory Collection amounted to € 1,990.00. Thank You

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***

Sunday 6th January 12.15pm Peadar, Margaret & Daniel McDevitt, Meenamaragh

Weekend 23rd December, Offertory Collection amounted to € 330.00. Thank You.

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 27th November 2018

Masses for week ending 2nd December 2018

Tuesday
27th November
9.30am Margaret, Francis, Mary-Anne, John, Peggy, Connell F and Rose Molloy R.I.P. (Lower Mully)
Wednesday
28th November
7.30pm John McLoone R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Mill Road)
Thursday
29th November
9.30am Madge & Phil Gallagher R.I.P. (Station Road)

Mass will be followed by adoration of the blessed sacrament concluding at 6pm with Benediction

Friday
30th November
7.30pm John Joe Melly R.I.P. (Main Street)
Saturday
1st December
11.00am Bella & Patrick Gallagher R.I.P. (Buncrobog)

7.30pm Dan McDevitt R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
2nd December
11.00am Francie Boyle R.I.P. (Ard Patrick & Letterilly)

Confessions will follow 11am Mass on Saturday morning.

Eucharistic Ministers For December
Saturday 7.30 p.m. – David Brennan, Irene Breslin, Margaret Byrne, Patsy Gallagher
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Mary Gavigan, Brigid Kee, Margaret Kennedy, Anne Doherty

Collectors For December
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Gerry Byrne, Patrick O’Donnell, John Hegarty
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Rosemary Dewhirst, Bernie Quinn, John Roarty

Readers for December
Saturday 7.30pm – Anne O’Donnell
Sunday 11.00am – Brian McDevitt

Altar Society for December: Team B

This years Annual Christmas Carol Service will take place on Sunday 9th December at 6pm in the Church of Ireland, Church Road,  Glenties.  Everyone is welcome to attend this festive event.

Sharing Christmas Family to Family:  At the next Family Mass (December 1st) we invite families/individuals to share a gift of a Christmas present or toy so that all families can share the joy of Christmas.  This is being done in collaboration with the St Vincent de Paul Society.  “For it is in giving that we receive.”  Gifts can be brought to the Church on any day this week prior to or after Mass and the collection will continue up to Saturday 15th December.  Alternatively, gifts/toys can be handed in to the Parochial House.  We would be grateful if gifts/toys be new, wrapped and labelled gender and age appropriate.

Childrens Family Mass Choir.  We’re delighted that the Parish Youth Choir continues to be such a great success and asset to the Parish in terms of numbers and vocals.  We are delighted to say that the choir numbers have reached full capacity for now.  As a result, a waiting list is now in operation.  Should anyone wish to add their name to this list than feel free to contact Anne McDwyer on 087 7530132.

St Vincent De Paul Glenties National Christmas Collection will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December.  “We Need Your Help”.  Please give generously.  Thank you.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 2nd December in the Highlands Hotel commencing at 3pm with Mass.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  We are also appealing to the public for any donations towards the running costs of this special celebration.  Thank you.

In Memory of Tony McCormack, Kilraine:  A sum of €2,484.40 was raised on a stall at the Harvest Fair day, for the Hospice, by members of Tony’s family, friends, and neighbours, We are very grateful to the entire community for their great support for this worthy cause.  A big thank you to everyone.

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited invites applications for the following position:  Room Leader.  This is a full time position.  Room leader qualifications required.  Desirable Criteria:  Level 7/8 degree in Early Years Care and Education.  Essential Criteria: FETAC level 6 or equivalent.  Experience required.  Candidates may be short listed on the basis of information supplied in their application form to be received no later than 5.00pm on Thursday 7th December 2018.  Please request Application Form directly from:  Glentiesplaygroup2018@gmail.com. Interview Panel.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

CLG Naomh Conaill will hold their AGM on Friday 7th December 2018 at 8pm in the Market Hall and all members are encouraged to attend.  Closing date for Nominations & motions will be 5pm Friday 30th November 2018.  As per Club constitution only nominations received by this date will be considered for election.

The Naomh Conaill Ladies Club comprises the Seniors and underage panels as well as the Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others.  As there was a very poor attendance at the AGM that was held on Saturday 17th November, it was decided to adjourn the meeting as no committee could be formed. It is imperative that as many people as possible attend the reconvened AGM to ensure the future viability of the Naomh Conaill Ladies Club.  The reconvened AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 2nd December at 4pm.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail
glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.
Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm  Jackpot €13300 on 27/11/2018.
Circuits class every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6.30am for more information contact Conor 0874267718.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com.
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30.
Bowls Mondays 8.00—10.00.
Don’t forget your ticket for Glenties Men’s Shed Draw taking place early December see any member. Many great prizes.

The recent Church Gate Collection for Childline amounted to €335.  Thank you for your support.

Tir Chonaill GAP Cycling Club will hold their AGM on Tuesday, 27 November, at 8.00 pm in the Highlands Hotel.  Everyone welcome.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,755.00. Thank You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

SUNDAY   MASS: ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Sunday 2nd December 12.15pm Dominic McCauley r.i.p., Meenalenahan/Clonmel

Collector for December: Breidín Gallagher

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €535.00. Thank You

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 15th November 2018

Masses for week ending 18th November 2018

Thursday
15th  November
9.30am Janice Dempsey R.I.P. Co Durham

Mass will be followed by adoration of the blessed sacrament concluding at 6pm with Benediction

Friday
16th  November
7.30pm Packie McDyre R.I.P. (Derries)
Saturday
17th November
11.00am Matthew Mannering R.I.P.

7.30pm Barney Keeney & Mary Keeney R.I.P. (Drimnacrosh & Boston)

Sunday
18th  November
11.00am John & Agnes O’Donnell R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)

4.00pm Angela O’Callaghan R.I.P – Months Mind

Confessions  On  Saturday  Morning  Following  11am  Mass.

Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament On Thursday Following Mass,  Concluding With Benediction At  6.00pm.

World Remembrance Day Mass for victims of road traffic accidents is on the 18th November 2018 at 12 noon St Eunan’s Cathedral Letterkenny

A Meeting will be held in the Parochial House on Monday 19th November at 9pm to organise the next Family Mass for Saturday 1st December.  If there are any individuals, parents, children or family groups who would like to help with readings, gifts etc., please contact Fr Gerard or come along on the night.  All are welcome to attend.

Calling all male runners/joggers/walkers!  Invitation to try out the Comp Track facilities for free during November.   Tir Chonaill AC are inviting all male runners/joggers/walkers to come along to use the Comp track in Glenties.  During November on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm, the track lights will be on and all men from Fintown, Letttermacaward, Ardara, Glenties and surrounding areas are welcome to come along to run or jog a few laps.   A representative from the Tir Chonaill AC club will be there on Monday the 12th to lend some advice if required.  If there is enough interest these sessions will continue after Christmas subject to an annual fee of €30 a head to cover the cost of the lights for the year 2019.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 2nd December in the Highlands Hotel commencing at 3pm with Mass.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  We are also appealing to the public for any donations towards the running costs of this special celebration.  Thank you.

A date for your diary. Sunday 18th November. The Glenties Christmas Market in the Highlands Hotel Glenties from 11am- 5pm showcasing a variety of Local shops and crafts, with up to 36 exhibitors and a great Christmas atmosphere get your Christmas shopping off to a great start all your shopping under one roof.

Naomh Conaill Ladies AGM will take place on Saturday 17th November at 8:30 pm in the clubhouse.  Everyone welcome.

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Scheme have vacancies for Youth Worker, Maintenance Person and Coffee shop/kitchen assistant. CE criteria applies and CE participants can avail of training to upskill while on the scheme.  To apply for the above, please email dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.   C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.

Community Centre events: 
Bingo Tuesday 13 November Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers or less.
Circuits class: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 6.30AM.
Mother and Toddler Group:  Friday  10.30—12.00.
Farren School of Speech and Drama: Thursday 5.00-6.00pm contact Anna 0877704155.
Piano & Keyboard Lessons: contact Eamonn Patrick on 087 6505439.
Bowls Monday & Friday nights 8 o’clock.
Tai Chi Wednesday night at 8 o’clock.

Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent: A big thank you to all the acts who took part in the Naomh Conaills Got Talent on 12th October.  Thank you to everyone who came to support the event.  A great night’s fun and entertainment was had by all.  The club would like to wish good luck to the five acts who will take part in the Scór na nÓg in Drimarone on 11th November 2018.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €2,006.00. Thank You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

SUNDAY   MASS: ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***
Sunday 18th November 12.15pm Rose & Henry Kirke, R.I.P., Glasgow and Edeninfagh

We remember Kathleen Sweeney McCallaig, Dublin & Edeninfagh, who passed away recently

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION IN EDENINFAGH ON SUNDAY 19TH MAY 2019 AT 12.15PM

Last   week’s  OFFERTORY   COLLECTION  amounted  to  € 340.00.  Thank You

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com