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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 14th December 2017

Masses for week commencing 11th December to 17th December

Thursday 14th December 10.00am Maggie Boyle (Dr McCloskey Crescent)
Friday 15th December 7.30pm Baby Mia Rose McDyre
Saturday 16th December 11.00am

7.30pm James and Mary Sweeney (Mill Road)

Sunday 17th December 11.00am Dan Gallagher (Narin Road)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 10am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

From 1st January 2018, morning Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be at 9.30am.

Christmas Confessions :

Glenties – Tuesday 19th December 8pm

Ardara – Wednesday 20th December 8pm

Fintown – Thursday 21st December 7.30pm

Anyone wishing to volunteer to become a collector at the weekend Masses might you please forward your name to Fr Gerard before December 17th.

Anniversary Mass on Sunday 17th December at 1pm for Shane McDonnell, Glen Road.

A FUND FOR MICKEY JOE McMONAGLE – A Mart/Auction was held in Brockagh Mart on Saturday the 24th of November, 2017. A staggering €54,500 was raised on the day. The Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored, donated and bought animals and items and who contributed in any way. Thank you for your continued support.

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

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com. Website: www.med-irishcentre.com

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 14th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (please note change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9,500 on 45 numbers or less if not won €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.

Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Winter/Spring Season please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,800.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 10th December 12.15pm Joe Coyle, Edeninfagh

Sunday 17th December 12.15pm Dominic McCauley, Meenaleenaghan

Christmas Confessions in Edeninfagh on Sunday 17th December at 11.30am and after Mass.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 275.00. 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 Notes 8th December 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9400 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is open from 4pm to 10pm,
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm
Tai Chi  Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

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

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has 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.

Christmas at the Museum: Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting the Museum on the following nights – Friday 8th December, Saturday 9th, 5.00pm -8.00pm nightly and Sunday10th 3.00pm – 5.30pm.  Admission €7 per child which includes a gift from Santa. Face painting, make your own decorations, decorating a cookie, Ride around the courtyard on Santa’s pony and trap, mini disco (Dance with Santa Elves).

Bingo Winners
€20 Winners: Breid Melly,Kathleen Kenny, Patsy Gallagher
€25 Winners: Rosaleen Gallagher, Kathleen Gallagher, Mary Doherty, Patsy McDyre.
€50 Winners: Mary Whelan, Hillary Meehan, Anthony Burke, Peter Duffy, Hilary Meehan, Shauna Diver, Kathleen Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Ann Quinn Ann Whyte, Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Ann Byrne, Annmarie McCabe.
€100 Winners: Kathleen Kenny, Maureen Boyle, Nan Doherty, Briege Roarty, Eileen Gallagher, Nan Doherty.
€300 Winner: Ann Bonner.

Annual Christmas Concert
Laughlin School of Music annual Christmas Concert will be held in Halla Naomh Bhríde on Saturday 23rd December starting at 8pm. An evening of beautiful music and song to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service will take place on Sunday 10th December at 6pm in St Connell’s Church and promises to be an unmissable event, with over 100 children, Brass Band, Adult Choir, local musicians and others taking part,  Come early and be seated before 6pm and join in this unique celebration as we seek to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Saint Vincent de Paul
The annual S.V.P. National Christmas Collection takes place on the weekend of 9th and 10th December.  Please support.

Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme
This scheme has 2 vacancies for General Operatives 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

Fundraiser Thanks
Scoil Mhuire and the Parents Association would like to thank everyone that took part in the Santa 5k Run/3k Walk.  We hope everyone had a great day.  To those businesses and parents who sponsored the prizes for the run and raffle, we greatly appreciate your generosity.  We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Cash for Clobber
We will be having  our final  “CASH 4 CLOBBER” collection for  this year in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 12th December. We are collecting unwanted clothing for adults and children, paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts and curtains and linens. (no duvets or pillows) All bags to be left in the school on or before Tuesday. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 5th November 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 02-09-19-26 and the 2x€50 went to Maureen Quinn, The Glen Tavern & Kevin O’Donnell, Ard Patrick. Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,500.

With the 2017 Inter County Season now finished we have finalising the details for the GAA Season Ticket for 2018. Season Ticket pricing for 2018 has been confirmed by our finance dept. The following pricing will apply: Adult Season Ticket €120 Juvenile Season Ticket €30 Adult Club+ Season Ticket €200 As per 2017, The Club+ Season Ticket will allow the owner to attend club fixtures within the chosen county. The Grades and Codes of club fixtures that will be covered by the Club+ element of the ticket are determined by the individual county. Once the season ticket is correctly maintained throughout the season, the Club+ version will also guarantee the ticket holder an All-Ireland Final ticket should his/her county qualify, regardless of their attendance percentage. This is designed to encourage ticket holders to move towards this product and ultimately increase revenue for individual counties. Counties will receive €45 for each adult season ticket that is sold. In addition to this all Club+ revenues generated will go directly to the county, i.e. Counties will receive €146 (€45 plus €101) for every Club+ Season Ticket that is sold.

Naomh Conaill AGM was on Friday 1st December at 8pm in the community centre.
The following officers for 2018 are:
President: Leo Mc Loone (snr)
Chairman: David Kelch
Vice chair: Martin Shanky Smyth
Secretary: Caroline Breslin
Assist sec: Kathleen Mc Gettigan
Treasurer: Patrick Mc Guigan
Assist Treasurer: Seamus O’Malley
Pro: Paul Mc Guigan
Registrar: Muriel Hegarty
Oifige N.a. Gaelige: Owen McGeehan
Chrildrens Officer: Amanda Mc Guigan
Club Development officer: Vincent Cranley
County Board Del: Connie Doherty & Owen McGeehan.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 28th November 2017

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 01-04-20-24 and the 2x€50 went to Eilish Mc Nelis, Derries & Margaret Mc Monagle, Fintown. Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,400.

With the 2017 Inter County Season now finished we have finalising the details for the GAA Season Ticket for 2018. Season Ticket pricing for 2018 has been confirmed by our finance dept. The following pricing will apply: Adult Season Ticket €120 Juvenile Season Ticket €30 Adult Club+ Season Ticket €200 As per 2017, The Club+ Season Ticket will allow the owner to attend club fixtures within the chosen county. The Grades and Codes of club fixtures that will be covered by the Club+ element of the ticket are determined by the individual county. Once the season ticket is correctly maintained throughout the season, the Club+ version will also guarantee the ticket holder an All-Ireland Final ticket should his/her county qualify, regardless of their attendance percentage. This is designed to encourage ticket holders to move towards this product and ultimately increase revenue for individual counties. Counties will receive €45 for each adult season ticket that is sold. In addition to this all Club+ revenues generated will go directly to the county, i.e. Counties will receive €146 (€45 plus €101) for every Club+ Season Ticket that is sold.

Naomh Conaill AGM will be held on Friday 1st December at 8pm in the community centre. Nomination forms can be collected from the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties and the co-op in Fintown. Asking all members to please attend this year AGM.

Naomh Conaill would like to Congratulate Leah McInnis on winning the county Scor na nOg title last weekend and is in the Ulster Semi  Final of Scor na nOg this Sunday 3rd December in Co Tyrone.