Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd February 2018

Masses for week commencing 19th February to 25th February

Thursday 22nd February 7.30pm Special Intention
Friday 23rd February 8.00am

7.30pm

Saturday 24th February 11.00am Brian Flannery (Strabuí)

7.30pm Patrick Craig (Buncrobog & Lucan)

Sunday 25th February 11.00am Colm & Eileen Boyce (Mulnamina)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: There will be a meeting of parents of First Holy Communion Children on Tuesday 20th February at 8.15pm in Scoil Muire.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Church gate collection on the weekend 3rd/4th March. Please give generously.

GLENTIES PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: 7 Nights, Departing from Dublin July 25th – August 1st. €659. Contact Johnny 087 3676955.

GLENTIES COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP LIMITED: Are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1st March at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Alzheimer Society of Donegal wish to thank you all for your generous response to our Church Collection last weekend. We collected €528.60.

ANAM CARA: A Bereavement Information Evening, with guest speaker Bríd Carroll, will take place in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe on Tuesday 6th March at 7pm.. The Information Evening will be open to all bereaved parents regardless of the circumstances of the death, the age of the child, or whether the death was recent or not. As with all Anam Cara services, it is completely free of charge.

Classes/Courses at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Pilates: New course commencing Monday 12th Feb. Core Strength and Flexibility, 5 week course. Ladies 8 – 9 pm and Mens 9 – 10 pm. Any queries contact Martina: 0863846302.
Chair Yoga & Mindfulness: Fri 2nd March from 2 – 3:30 pm for 4 weeks costing €10 per person. To book contact: 074 9741863. Safepass Course: Sat 3rd March 2018 from 8:00 am sharp to 5:00 pm, cost is €110 per person. To book a place contact 074 9741863. Scrabble: Every Monday from 12:30 – 2 pm in the Centre. Cost per person €2. Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome. Weight Watchers: Every Monday, first class 4:45 – 5:45 pm and second class 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Slimming World: Every Tuesday first class 5:00 – 6:30 pm, second class: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Citizens Advice/Information: Is in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2 – 4 pm

PIONEER LENTEN “NO THANKS” CAMPAIGN: The Raphoe Pioneer Council are again this year organizing our “No Thanks for Lent Campaign”. This is where a person makes a private pledge to abstain from alcohol during Lent and say a special prayer. A quantity of prayer cards will be available in the Church during Lent.

MENTAL FITNESS AND WELL-BEING: Would you like to learn how to face your feelings of anxiety and depression? Course starts Wednesday 7th March from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for four weeks in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny. Fee €90/€60 concession. Contact 074 9121853.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 21st – 26th August 2018
PRAYER PETITION BOX: The Prayer Petition Box will be in the Parish from Monday 19th February to Sunday 25th February. Petition slips will be available for you to write your petition on and put it into the box. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.
RETREAT: Ards Retreat Centre are offering Days of Retreat for Parishes and for Families by way of preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. They will be from 11am and end with Mass at 5pm. To book contact Ards 07494 38909. Family Retreats will be on 15th April and 29th April. Parish Retreats will be 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 27th May, 17th June and 4th June.
PODCASTS: You can listen to Brenda Drumm’s Weekly Podcasts on the WMF2018 Website.
TICKETS AND VOLUNTEERING: If you wish to obtain tickets to the World Meeting of Families or to volunteer to help during the events, please go to the website www.worldmeeting2018.ie where details are available. There will be three days of events in the RDS, a Festival of Families in Croke Park and the Closing Mass in Phoenix Park. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,735.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Thursday 22nd February 6pm

Friday 23rd February 6pm

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 175.00. Thank You

For 3rd/4th February OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 415.00 Thank You

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 13th February 2018

Naomh Conaill membership for 2018 is now due. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non-players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 23rd March.

2018 Ulster Senior Football Club League Section A

Round 3 – 11-02-2018 (Sun)

Claudy V BYE
Dromore St Dympna’s v Naomh Conaill
Dungloe V Glenullin

Round 4 – 18-02-2018 (Sun)

Dromore St Dympna’s V BYE
Glenullin V Naomh Conaill
Claudy V Dungloe

Round 5 – 25-02-2018 (Sun)

Dungloe V BYE
Naomh Conaill V Claudy
Dromore St Dympna’s V Glenullin

Glenties Parish Newsletter 13th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 12th February to 18th February

Tuesday 13th February  **7.30pm** Jimmy & Bella Toland (Ard McGill)
Wednesday 14th February Ash Wednesday 8.00am
9.30am
7.30pm
Thursday 15th February 8.00am
7.30pm
Friday 16th February 8.00am
7.30pm Denis & Sarah Tynan & Kathleen & Willie Ward (Gortnamucklagh)
Saturday 17th February 11.00am Jim Rafferty (Upper Maas)
**2.00pm** Louise Furey – Months Mind (Ard Patrick)
7.30pm Monica Kennedy (Narin Road)
Sunday 18th February 11.00am Breid & Peter Moore (Maas)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**PLEASE NOTE: MASS ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM**

ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be available at all three Masses on Wednesday 14th February.
(I would ask that Eucharist Ministers assist also on Ash Wednesday).

MONTHS MIND MASS: The family of Louise Furey, Ard Patrick, wish to invite everyone to the Community Centre immediately after Louise’s Month’s Mind Mass on Saturday 17th February at 2.00pm for Tea/Coffee. Donations can be made if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Everyone Welcome.

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 13th February Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Thursday 15th February Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell and Glen Road.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to all the young people in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the Spirit of the Lord continue to guide you in the years ahead.

World Meeting of Families 2018
As part of the preparations, a PRAYER PETITION BOX will be in each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

NATIONAL FRANCISCAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: from 5th – 13th October 2018. Ex Dublin airport. Led by Fr. Bernard Jones OFM, Commissary to the Holy Land. Contact: Premier Travel, Tel. 021-4277700

SIMON COMMUNITY: If you are interested in hosting a Tea/Coffee & Cake Day to support the Simon Community, Contact Collette on 087 0552478 or visit www.northwestsimon.ie.

ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA: Tá Údarás Na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta I réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach. Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gailge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo. Tuilleadh eolais agus forim iarratais ar fail ach glaoch ar 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis. Ní mór forim iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 28/02/2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of grave spaces remaining at the current part of the Graveyard, it is advised that as an interim measure, any new graves be sourced from the remaining spaces in the older sections of the Graveyard. It is hoped to use the current green area towards the road (adjacent to the Gazebo) for the next development of graves. This is in train. However due to the adverse continual wet conditions the drainage necessary has been delayed before pathways can be erected. – Fr Gerard

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,805.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 14th February 9.30am Daileadh Luaithe
Sunday 18th February 12.15pm Peter Conaghan, Lug na Gilleadh

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th February to 11th February

Tuesday 6th February No Mass
Wednesday 7th February No Mass
Thursday 8th February No Mass
Friday 9th February 7.30pm Cissy Meehan – 2nd Anniversary (Dr mccloskey Crescent)
Saturday 10th February 11.00am Thomas Gallagher – 1st Anniversary (Dublin)

7.30pm Mary B, Paddy, Peter & John Connaghan

Sunday 11th February 11.00am Sonny Molloy & Bridie Molloy (Drimnacrosh)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Fr Gerard will be on holiday from Sunday 4th February to Friday 9th February. In the case of an emergency please contact Fr Donnchadh in Fintown on 074 9546107.

Sick calls will be made on Tuesday 13th February and Thursday 15th February.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue as normal on Thursday Morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of grave spaces remaining at the current part of the Graveyard, it is advised that as an interim measure, any new graves be sourced from the remaining spaces in the older sections of the Graveyard. It is hoped to use the current green area towards the road (adjacent to the Gazebo) for the next development of graves. This is in train. However due to the adverse continual wet conditions the drainage necessary has been delayed before pathways can be erected. – Fr Gerard

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018. You can contact the school on 0749544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

ENROLMENT PACKS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties for school year 2018 / 2019 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 8th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 22nd February.

ENROLMENT AT ST. RIAGHAN’S NS: Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2018/2019 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 9th 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.

ENROLMENT AT EDENINFAGH N.S.: Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2018/2019 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email: edeninfagh@gmail.com

S.N. ÉADAN FHIONN FHRAOICH: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2018/2019. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 / edeninfagh@gmail.com

RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd May to 27th May 2018. Led by Bishop Alan mcguckian,SJ, with Fr Patrick mchugh,PP, as Pilgrimage Director. The price per person is €704.00. Poster can be viewed in the porch with full details.

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Margaret mcconnell will be in the Day Centre on Monday 5th February. For an appointment call 087-1417180.

World Meeting of Families 2018.
As part of the preparations, a Prayer Petition box will be in each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the Chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a Holy Family Icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:
1st to 3rd June: Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June: Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June: St Eunan’s Cathedral

Volunteers Needed: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

The CHRISTMAS CRIB COLLECTION amounted to €500 with all proceeds to Donegal hospice. Thank you for your contributions.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,050.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 7th february 7.00pm Padai Beag agus Teaghlach Champbell
Sunday 11th February 12.15pm Maryanne Boyle, Molly, An Mhullaigh

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 Dympna, Parochial House, 0749551117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 30th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 29th January to 4th February

Tuesday 30th January 9.30am
Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm Brid & Packie Duffy (Main Street)
Thursday 1st February St Bridget’s Day 9.30am
7.30pm Danny Kennedy & also his wife Rosie (Gortnamucklagh & England)
Friday 2nd February Candlemas Day 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd February Feast of St Blaise 11.00am Sr Immaculata – 1st Anniversary
7.30pm Annie, Jim & Marie Theresa McHugh (Gortnamucklagh)
Sunday 4th February  11.00am CONFIRMATION

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

CONFESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION: On Wednesday 31st January at 8pm, (after Mass), there will be Confessions for the young people preparing for Confirmation and their families.

Blessed Candles will be for sale following 7.30pm Mass on Friday 2nd and again on Saturday morning and Saturday evening but not on Sunday 4th due to Confirmation.

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

A big clean up of the Chapel will take place on Friday 2nd February at 5pm in preparation for Confirmation. Your help would be kindly appreciated.

BLUESTACK SPECIAL NEEDS FOUNDATION: There will be a Church Gate Collection on 3rd/4th February in aid of the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation.

GLENTIES CARE OF THE AGED: Collection amounted to €691.00. Many thanks to all who contributed.

February Readers/Eucharistic Ministers/Collectors/Altar Society
Saturday 7.30pm
Readers : Linda Kennedy
Eucharistic Ministers: Olive McKelvey, James McDyer, James McHugh, Irene Breslin
Collectors: Patsy Gallagher, Terence Gallagher, Martin Joyce

Sunday 11.00am
Readers : Anne Marie O’Donnell
Eucharistic Ministers: Margaret Gillespie, Martin Regan, Gerry Doherty
Collectors: James McGavigan, Pat Ward, Kevin Keeney

Altar Society: Team A

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018. You can contact the school on 0749544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

ENROLMENT PACKS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties for school year 2018 / 2019 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 8th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 22nd February.

ENROLMENT AT ST. RIAGHAN’S NS: Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2018/2019 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 9th 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.

ENROLMENT AT EDENINFAGH N.S.: Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2018/2019 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email: edeninfagh@gmail.com
S.N. ÉADAN FHIONN FHRAOICH: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2018/2019. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 / edeninfagh@gmail.com

HOLY LAND 2018: It’s been a good few years since the parish made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land however this year there is an 8 day guided pilgrimage with Marian Pilgrimages, leaving Glenties on Friday October 26th. Four nights in Nazareth and four nights in Bethlehem. The Spiritual Director has made many visits to the Holy Land, a Scripture Scholar, he will bring the Gospels alive! A deposit of €200 secures a place and instalments will be taken for the balance to spread the cost. Phone Anne on 9551438 for all details of itinerary and to book.

Bingo in GLENTIES COMMUNITY CENTRE every Tuesday night at 9pm. January 30th Jackpot €10,000 on 45 numbers or less if not win €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is opened from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm.
Tai Chi Wednesdays from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme. To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 0879695053 for more information.
St Brigid Night Making Crosses on Thursday 1st February in the Community Centre Glenties @ 7.30 p.m. Tea / Coffee and light refreshments served. Admission €5. Proceeds to Glenties Museum.
Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Autumn,season please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday.

THE TRUSTEEE’S OF THE GLENTIES MARKET HALL would like to congratulate Mary Thompson on her recent retirement and to thank her for the work and dedication she has given to the Market Hall over the years and to wish her all the best for the future.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,005.00. Thank You

 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY, EDENINFAGH

There Will Be No Mass On Sunday 4th February
Vigil On Saturday 3rd February At 7.30pm

MASS INTENTIONS & ANNIVERSARIES:
St Bridget’s Day Thursday 1st February 6pm
Confessions Friday 2nd February 5.30pm
Candlemas Day/First Friday Friday 2nd February 6pm
Feast of St Blaise/ Sunday Vigil: Saturday 3rd February 7.30pm John and Maryanne McCallaig

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Friday 2nd February commencing at 11am

Collectors for February: Paddy Ward, Greenans & Donal Ward, Meenavale

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 500.00. Thank You

Notices  for  the  Parish  Newsletter  must  be  submitted no later than 1.00  p.m. Wednesday    to   Dympna,   Parochial  House +353 74 (0)9551117. Parish email  Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 23rd January 2018

Masses for week commencing 22nd  January to 28th January

Monday 22nd January NO MASS
Tuesday 23rd January 9.30am
Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm
Thursday 25th January 9.30am
Friday 26th January 7.30pm
Saturday 27th January 11.00am
7.30pm Bridget, Owen & John O’Donnell (Ballybofey)
Sunday 28th January 11.00am Hugo McDyer – Months Mind (Main Street)

Confessions:   Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

READERS:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm for all Readers in the Parochial House.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  There will be a meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 8.30pm for all Eucharistic Ministers in the Parochial House.

CONFESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION:  On Wednesday 31st January at 8pm, (after Mass), there will be Confessions for the young people preparing for Confirmation and their families.

RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  There will be a Church Gate Collection next weekend, the 27th/28th January 2018, to help raise funds to take the sick and youth of the Diocese to Lourdes.  The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd May to 27th May 2018.  This will be led by Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ, with Fr Patrick McHugh ,PP, as Pilgrimage Director.  The price per person is €704.00.  Poster can be viewed in the porch with full details.

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment  forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018.  You can contact the school on 0749544270 or kilkennyns@gmail.com

DISCOVER LEARNING: Are you an adult interested in returning to education or are currently considering progression onto further study – then this event is for you – Donegal ETB Further Education & Training Fair 2018 – Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Wednesday, 24th January 11am – 3.00 pm.  Open and free to all adults.

A Silver Chain with a small gold heart and a man’s wedding ring has been lost in the Glenties area on Sunday 3rd December.  If found please contact 087 2987991.

CANCER CONFERENCE:  Relay For Life Donegal warmly invite you to their cancer conference in The Mount Errigal Hotel on Sat 3rd Feb from 10am to 3.30pm. The conference will be officially opened by our guest speaker Majella O Donnell.  Attendance is free and includes lunch. Registration is essential as workshop places are strictly limited. You can register by Email atrelayforlifedonegal@gmail.com OR alternatively telephone any of the following : Ena Barrett 0879966096  Sharon O’Connell (086) 878 9733 Seamus Devine 0872482775   Sean Sheerin (087) 627 7143 Robert O’Connor 0872716344

CLASSES/COURSES at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome.
Kids Drama Class: Catie B from the Balor Theatre is back with Kids Drama on Fri 19th Jan 18.  5 – 8 year olds: 3:30 – 5:00 pm and 9 – 12 year olds: 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Cost is €100 per person for 10 weeks (10% discount for families). Book at reception on 074 9741863.
Safepass Course: On Sat 27th Jan from 8 am – 5 pm at the Niall Mor Community Centre, cost is €100 per person.
Zumba for Kids: Lively and energetic class for Kids to learn exercise/dance moves through music. 6 week course commencing Thurs 8th Feb costing €30 per child. 5 – 8 year old class from 3:45 – 4:30 pm and 9 -12 year old class from 4:30 – 5 pm.
Scrabble: Every Monday from 12:30 – 2 pm in the Centre. Cost per person €2.
Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.  Weekly Walking Group: Every Wednesday leaving from the Niall Mor Community Centre at 10:00 am, cost is €2 per person and refreshments afterwards.

Do you know what the 8th Amendment of our Constitution is?  Find out at the launch of Donegal Pro Life’s DVD:  “Why we should keep the 8th  Amendment” in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday, 25th January 2018 at 8pm.  All welcome.

I wish to acknowledge with extreme gratitude the recent generous donation of €2000 from parishioners.  This money will go towards the purchase of Stacking Ciboria for the Church.

World Meeting of Families 2018
As part of the preparations, a Prayer Petition box will go around each Parish within the Diocese.  Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018.  These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the Chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a Holy Family Icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:

1st to 3rd June:     Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June:     Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June:   St Eunan’s Cathedral

11.00am Hugo McDyer – Months Mind (Main Street) 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families.  Over 1,000 have already enrolled.  Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group.  Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references.  For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

Last   week’s   OFFERTORY   COLLECTION     amounted   to    € 2,046.00.  Thank  You

 

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

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

Mass      Intentions      &       Anniversaries:
Sunday    21st   January      12.15pm    Owen & Margaret McGlynn,  Leach Liath

Last   week’s   OFFERTORY   COLLECTION     amounted   to    € 305.00.  Thank  You

 

Notices  for  the  Parish  Newsletter  must  be  submitted no later than 1.00  p.m. Wednesday    to   Dympna,   Parochial  House +353 74 (0)9551117. Parish email  Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 23rd January 2018

Due to the death of Louise Furey, the Naomh Conaill Gaa club have decided to postpone the dinner dance, scheduled for this Saturday 27th January, until a later date. The club extend our sympathies to the Furey family and to Louise’s friends at this sad time.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Coaching Courses, 2018. Foundation Award (F) will take place for all South West Clubs in Naomh Conaill GAA Club. Friday, 02/02/2018 at 7.00pm – 10.30pm, Child Ethics.
Saturday, 03/02/2018 at 9.00am – 3.00pm, Coaching Practical. NOTE. All participants must complete both Modules of Course to be certified. All participants must forward their correct e mail address through their Club Runai to GDM prior to Course

2018 Ulster Senior Football Club League Section A
Round 1 – 28-01-2018 (Sun) Glenullin V BYEm, Dungloe V Naomh Conaill, Claudy V Dromore St Dympna’s
Round 2 – 04-02-2018 (Sun) Naomh Conaill V BYE, Glenullin V Claudy, Dromore St Dympna’s V Dungloe
Round 3 – 11-02-2018 (Sun) Claudy V BYE, Naomh Conaill V Dromore St Dympna’s, Dungloe V Glenullin
Round 4 – 18-02-2018 (Sun), Dromore St Dympna’s V BYE, Glenullin V Naomh Conaill, Claudy V Dungloe
Round 5 – 25-02-2018 (Sun), Dungloe V BYE, Naomh Conaill V Claudy, Dromore St Dympna’s V Glenullin

Scor semi final will be held in the Community centre on Saturday 24th Feb

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 18th January 2018

There was no winner of this week GAA Lotto the numbers drawn out were 06-07-21-24 and the 2x€50 went James Mc Kelvey, Fintown & Mary Gavigan, Glen Road. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,100.

Naomh Conaill GAA Dinner Dance will be held in the Highlands Hotel on Sat 27th Jan at 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale in The Railway inn Fintown and the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties priced at €30 per ticket. Live music on the night and prizes to be giving out to all Naomh Conaill winning teams from 2017. Great night entertainment.

If there is anyone interested on becoming this year’s 3rd team manager could they please contact Caroline Breslin ASAP. Closing deadline for this manager is Fri 19th Jan.

Coaching Courses, 2018. Foundation Award (F) will take place for all South West Clubs in Naomh Conaill GAA Club.
Friday, 02/02/2018 at 7.00pm – 10.30pm, Child Ethics.
Saturday, 03/02/2018 at 9.00am – 3.00pm, Coaching Practical.
NOTE. All participants must complete both Modules of Course to be certified. All participants must forward their correct e mail address through their Club Runai to GDM prior to Course

2018 Ulster Senior Football Club League Section A Round 1 – 28-01-2018 (Sun) Glenullin V BYEm, Dungloe V Naomh Conaill, Claudy V Dromore St Dympna’s

Round 2 – 04-02-2018 (Sun) Naomh Conaill V BYE, Glenullin V Claudy, Dromore St Dympna’s V Dungloe

Round 3 – 11-02-2018 (Sun) Claudy V BYE, Naomh Conaill V Dromore St Dympna’s, Dungloe V Glenullin

Round 4 – 18-02-2018 (Sun), Dromore St Dympna’s V BYE, Glenullin V Naomh Conaill, Claudy V Dungloe

Round 5 – 25-02-2018 (Sun), Dungloe V BYE, Naomh Conaill V Claudy, Dromore St Dympna’s V Glenullin

Glenties Parish Newsletter 16th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 15th January to 21st January

Tuesday 16th January **7.30pm** Bridget Kenney (Stranoughter)
Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm
Thursday 18th January 9.30am
Friday 19th January 7.30pm
Saturday 20th January 11.00am
7.30pm Michelle McGlynn & Biddy McGlynn (London)
Sunday 21st January 11.00am Mamie & Cornelius Sweeney (Gortnasillagh)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK, MASS WILL BE AT 7.30PM**

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm in the Parochial House for Readers.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 8.30pm in the Parochial House for Eucharistic Ministers.

World Day of Migrants & Refugees Sunday 14th January 2018: Pope Francis has asked everyone to respond to the situation of many migrants and refugees fleeing from war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty by actions in deeds and words. A welcoming event for new migrants & refugees is being organised for Sun 11th Feb at 3pm by the Diocese of Raphoe Justice & Peace group in association with the Donegal Intercultural Platform. Venue in Letterkenny to be finalised soon.

On February 5th, Anam Cara commemorates ten years of supporting bereaved parents in your community. For more information see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888.

A Silver Chain with a small gold heart and a man’s wedding ring has been lost in the Glenties area on Sunday 3rd December. If found please contact 087 2987991.

Sincere thanks to all who donated to the annual Donegal Pro-Life Trust Church Gate Collection, total raised was €276.25.

Protect the 8th talk and training NW Donegal with Judith Tait, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thursday January 25th at Hotel Loch Altan, Gortahork at 8pm. All welcome!

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 2nd – 4th February 2018. For information contact
Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie. COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL

Classes/Courses at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Baby Massage: Commencing Mon 15th Jan 18 for 5 weeks from 10:45 am – 12 noon. Book with Eileen on 0877647993.
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome.
Chair Zumba: Fri 12th Jan for 4 weeks from 2 pm – 3 pm, cost €10 per person for course. Book on 074 9741863.
Kids Drama Class: Catie B from the Balor Theatre is back with Kids Drama on Fri 19th Jan 18. 5 – 8 year olds: 3:30 – 5:00 pm and 9 – 12 year olds: 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Cost is €100 per person for 10 weeks (10% discount for families). Book at reception on 074 9741863.
Basket/Creel Making Workshop: Held at the Centre on Sat 20th & Sun 21st Jan 18 from 10 am – 4 pm both days costing €40 per person. Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.
Safepass Course: On Sat 27th Jan from 8 am – 5 pm at the Niall Mor Community Centre, cost is €100 per person.
Weekly Walking Group: Every Wed leaving from the Niall Mor Community Centre at 10:00 am, cost is €2 per person and refreshments afterwards.

World Meeting of Families 2018: As part of the preparations, a Prayer Petition box will go around each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the Chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a Holy Family Icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:
1st to 3rd June: Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June: Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June: St Eunan’s Cathedral

Volunteers Needed: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,787.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Sunday 21st January 12.15pm Owen & Margaret McGlynn, Leach Liath

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 265.00. Thank You

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 8th January to 14th January

Monday 8th January No Mass
Tuesday 9th January 9.30am
Wednesday 10th January 7.30pm
Thursday 11th January 9.30am
Friday 12th January 7.30pm Ann McDyer – Months Mind (Maas)
Saturday 13th January 11.00am
7.30pm Martin Molloy (Lower Mully)
Sunday 14th January 11.00am Mary & James Gallagher (Glen Road)

Confessions: immediately after Saturday 11am Mass

Adoration of the blessed sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am mass to 6pm in the small chapel.

The Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions 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 mullanmoresch@eircom.net

A silver chain with a small gold heart and a man’s wedding ring has been lost in the Glenties area on Sunday 3rd December. If found please contact 087 2987991.

Anam Cara Donegal, an organization that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly parent evening on Thursday 11th January from 7.30pm – 9pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. Anam Cara offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether recent or not.

School of Tourism, Killybegs is now accepting applications for the certificate in preparatory studies. This gateway programme to third level study has no fees and is available to unemployed persons, stay-at-home parents, retirees, recent leaving certificate applied students and adults who have been out of education for a long period. The course begins on Tuesday 16th January in the Killybegs campus. It runs 3 days per week, Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 2.45pm. Email Sean today on sean.duffy@lyit.ie to secure your place in this programme.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 9th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 10th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

World meeting of families 2018
As part of the preparations, a prayer petition box will go around each parish within the diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the world meeting of families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a holy family icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:
1st to 3rd June: Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June: Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June: St Eunan’s Cathedral

Volunteers needed: 5,000 volunteers will be needed for the running of the world meeting of families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

The Glenties Community Playgroup are seeking applicants for a childcare practitioner for a pre-school class. The candidate must hold a minimum qualification of fetac level 5 or equivalent. Also to have experience in special educational needs. Lamh (Irish sign language) is a plus. Have a current occupational first aid certificate to include pediatric training, and one years’ experience of working with young children. The successful candidate will be required to work 3 mornings per week 9am – 12.00pm. If you are interested, an application pack can be received by emailing glentiesplaygroup@eircom.net or by post to the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties, Co. Donegal. Closing date for applications is 11th January 2018. Short listing may apply.

Sincere thanks from Fr Donnchadh and Fr Gerard for your generous Christmas gifts.

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 1,550.00. Thank you

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday mass: 12 .15 p.m.

Mass intentions & anniversaries:
Sunday 14th January 12.15pm Kathleen Molloy

Fr donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Wednesday 10th January commencing at 11am

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 335.00. Thank you

 

Notices for the parish newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 0749551117.
Parish email address : glentiesparish@gmail.com