Glenties Parish Newsletter 21st May 2018

Masses for week commencing 21st May to 20th May

Monday 21st May NO MASS
Tuesday 22nd May 9.30am
Wednesday 23rd May 7.30pm Roisin Gallagher R.I.P. (Station Road)
Thursday 24th May 9.30am
Friday 25th May 7.30pm Neilie Bonner R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday 26th May 11am Jim & Nan Harkin & Harkin Family R.I.P. (Stranaglough)

7.30pm The McDevitt Family R.I.P. (Tullyard)

Sunday 27th May 11.00am Sally McGuigan r.i.p. – 1st Anniversary (Ard Connell)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AFTER 9.30AM MASS EVERY THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY BENEDICTION AT 6PM.

Please be aware that members of the CE Scheme – in the coming weeks – will be spraying weeds around the Church, Parochial House and Graveyard grounds.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust – Bringing Children/young people with Special Needs to Lourdes collection total in Glenties Church was €489.12.

Corpus Christi Procession ~ Sunday 3rd June
At the end of the 11 a.m. Mass, on Sunday 3rd June, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession, and a number of Altar Servers. The First Holy Communion Children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

GRAVEYARD MASS 2018
GLENTIES 1st July 3.00pm
FINTOWN 8th July 3.00pm
EDENINFAGH 5th August 3.00pm

Fundraiser in Glenties Day Centre. Steak, Chicken or Burger Night on Saturday 26th May in aid of the Day Centre. €20 per person including dessert. Serving from 7 – 9pm. Booking and pre-order essential by Wednesday 23rd May as limited places available. Call 087 2112987 / 0863847365 to book. “You can bring your own wine.”

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, Maintenance workers, 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 for more information. Circuits Class every Tuesday morning @ 6.30am, booking is essential contact Conor 0874267718, €10.00 per class

Biddy Devine Memorial Annual Fundraising Weekend in aid of Kidney Dialysis Unit Letterkenny Hospital @ The Glen Tavern, The Glen, Glenties 13th 14th and 15th July.

The Riverside Vintage Club will be doing a run on Sunday 3rd June. Leaving Bord na Mona at 2.30pm sharp. All vintage vehicles and modern tractors welcome. The money raised will go to Kevin Bell Trust Fund on behalf of the late Louise Furey. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Holy Land Pilgrimage. A fully guided pilgrimage to the Holy Land will leave Dublin on Friday October 26th spending 4 nights in Nazareth and 4 nights in Bethlehem. Tour operator Marian Pilgrimages. Spiritual Director Fr Robert McNamara (Galway). Group Leader Anne McDwyer (Glenties). Cost €1395 pp sharing. For more details ring 087 7530132.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 28th August to 2nd September. Pilgrimage Director: Fr James Gillespie. 5 nights full board, €705 per person sharing. Departing from Knock. Bus to Knock extra. For more details or to book, contact K. Mc Keague on 074 9121551

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. 01 443 4510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute has a new website. It is https://www.bcpinstitute.org.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,750.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

The Church Gate Collection to bring Sick Children to Lourdes amounted to €125.88
Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 345.00. Thank You

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted NO LATER THAN 1.00 P.M. WEDNESDAY to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 9551117.  Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 14th May 2018

Masses for week commencing 14th May to 20th May

Monday 14th May NO MASS
Tuesday 15th May 9.30am Mary McGinty, Joe & Mary C McCole &
Mary B McCole R.I.P. (Glen Road)
Wednesday 16th May  7.30pm Margaret & Frank Quinn R.I.P. (Maas)
Thursday 17th May 9.30am Patrick & Annie Maguire & their son Patrick R.I.P. (Glen Road)

6.00pm Benediction

Friday 18th May 10am 24 hour adoration for life

7.30pm

Saturday 19th May 11am

3pm Mary Farrell R.I.P. (Kilcoole, Co Wicklow) Months Mind Mass & Burial of Ashes

7.30pm Hugh Gallagher R.I.P. Derries

Sunday 20th May 11.00am Bridie Campbell & Seamus & James McPaul R.I.P. (Main Street & Milford)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

ADORATION FOR LIFE: A 24hour time of Adoration will take place from 10am Friday 18th May until 10am Saturday 19th May. A rota sheet will be placed in the porch area for all those wishing to join in this prayer of petition for life. It is hoped that a minimum of two people might join in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for each hour.

The next “Let’s Be Family” Mass/Farewell Mass for 6th Class will take place on Sunday 3rd June at 11am. A meeting to prepare for this Mass will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Thursday 17th May at 8.45pm.

The Charlie Mór and Paddy Ward Charity Tractor Run is taking place on Sunday 20th May at 3.30pm, starting at Cloghan Day Centre. All tractors welcome. Proceeds to Cloghan and Fintown Day Care Centres.

Pilgrimage 25 July to Aug 1 to Medjugorje. 7 nights B&B, dinner included.  Total cost €659. To book contact Johnny 0873676955.

A bus will be going to Eddie Stone, House of Prayer in Clonfert on Saturday 19th May leaving Letterkenny. Cost €20. To book please text name and number to 086 0792655.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN GLENTIES, EDENINFAGH AND FINTOWN WHO RECEIVED JESUS FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEKEND.

Corpus Christi Procession ~ Sunday 3rd June
At the end of the 11 a.m. Mass, on Sunday 3rd June, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved
in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession, and a number of Altar Servers. The First Holy Communion Children
are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.

Jim Browne from Mayo who gave his testimony and distributed blessed crosses from Medjugorje is running a retreat 6 & 7 June in Kilmacrennan, “Surrender and Accept Jesus’s Invitation to the Banquet” finishing with prayers for healing. Limited places. Cost €15. Contact Helen 086 0877614.

A Pro Life public meeting calling for the retention of the 8th amendment will be held in the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny on Monday 14th May at 8pm. Guest speakers on the night include Prof Patricia Casey, journalist John Waters and Martin and Sinead Breen, the parents of baby Grace. The meeting is open to all members of the public.

Special Days on Lough Derg:
DAY OF FRIENDSHIP & PRAYER Wed 16th May.
Admission €25/£22 includes boat fare, refreshments on arrival & lunch.
CARE FOR CREATION Sat 19th May. €45/£40. Advance booking is essential.
Tel. 071 9861518 (0035371 9861518). Email info@loughderg.org.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, Maintenance workers, 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 for more information. Circuits Class every Tuesday morning @ 6.30am, booking is essential contact Conor 0874267718, €10.00 per class.

Fundraiser in Glenties Day Centre. Steak, Chicken or Burger Night on Saturday 26th May in aid of the Day Centre. €20 per person including dessert. Serving from 7 – 9pm.
Booking and pre-order essential by Wednesday 23rd May as limited places available.
Call 087 2112987 / 0863847365 to book. “You can bring your own wine.”

The Rosary on the Coast will be held at Lisfannon Strand, Buncrana and Benone Strand, Magilligan at 3pm on Sunday 20th May. Details 00 (44) 7730330028.

World War 1 exhibits and events remembering WW1 in the Dolman Centre Kilclooney on Thursday 10th May to Friday 18th May from 9am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm daily. (Closed weekends). Caroline Carr will talk on Thursday 10th May at 8pm. There will be a concert on Friday 18th May at 8pm with music, poetry, drama and guest speaker, Gerry Moore. If you have any memorabilia bring them along 2 hours prior to the concert for display.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,010.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Sunday 13th May 12.15pm Mary B Herron, Leac Liath
Sunday 20th May 12.15pm Sara Quinn, Mully

Last weeks Homeless Collection amounted to €22.00 Thank You
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 Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th May 2018

Masses for week commencing 7th May to 13th May

Monday 7th May NO MASS
Tuesday 8th May 9.30am Private Intention
Wednesday 9th May 7.30pm Boyle Family R.I.P. (Meenahalla)
Thursday 10th May 9.30am Bernadette Herron R.I.P. (Letterilly)

6.00pm Benediction

Friday 11th May 7.30pm Charlie Ward R.I.P. (Buncrobog)
Saturday 12th May 11am First Holy Communion

7.30pm Mick Boyle R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)

Sunday 13th May 11.00am John James & Annie Byrne R.I.P. (Upper Kilraine)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO PRACTICES TAKING PLACE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS, ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL 1.00PM ON THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK (MAY 10th).**

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.

ADORATION FOR LIFE: A 24hour time of Adoration will take place from 10am Friday 18th May until 10am Saturday 19th May. A rota sheet will be placed in the porch area for all those wishing to join in this prayer of petition for life. It is hoped that a minimum of two people might join in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for each hour.

The Church car park will remain open on Tuesday evenings ONLY from May 8th onwards to facilitate parking of vehicles during Bingo. We would kindly ask that all vehicles would be promptly moved after bingo is finished in order that the carpark may be closed.

The Charlie Mór and Paddy Ward Charity Tractor Run is taking place on Sunday 20th May at 3.30pm, starting at Cloghan Day Centre. All tractors welcome. Proceeds to Cloghan and Fintown Day Care Centres.

The people of Donegal are invited to join with 7 Churches across Ireland in a “Day of Reparation for the Unborn” on Sunday, 13th May 2018 in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town from 3pm – 6pm.

Margaret Connell, THE FOOT CARE PRACTITIONER, will be in the Day Centre on Monday 14th May. To book an appointment call 087 1417180.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 8th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 9th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM
The Annual Party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests, will be held in the Community Centre after Mass. Refreshments will be served for everyone attending. All donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs.

A New Hospitality Career Traineeship with Donegal ETB starts 21st May 2018 (duration 48weeks). For further information email hospitalityjobs@welfare.ie or contact Jean on 0879852935 or come along to Recruitment event on Tues 8th May at 11am at LYIT, School of Tourism, Shore Road, Killybegs.

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their support at the recent fundraiser “Say Yes to the Dress”. A total of €3335 was made on the night. Your support was very much appreciated by the committee.

The recent SVP collection for Uganda amounted to €806. Thank you for your generous contributions.

The annual collection for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS taken up last weekend amounted to €150.39. Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously.

ANAM CARA DONEGAL is holding a Parent Evening on Thursday 10th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents.

World War 1 exhibits and events remembering WW1 in the Dolman Centre Kilclooney on Thursday 10th May to Friday 18th May from 9am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm daily. (Closed weekends). Caroline Carr from Donegal museum will give a talk on Thursday 10th May at 8pm. There will be a concert on Friday 18th May at 8pm with music, poetry, drama and a guest speaker, Gerry Moore. If you have any items of memorabilia bring them along 2 hours prior to the concert for display.

Glenties Knitters are hosting a knitting group from Fatima Mansions, Inchicore in Dublin on Thursday 10th May in the Highlands Hotel from 11am to 1pm. Everyone welcome, admission is free. Come and browse the amazing work done by our Dublin visitors and ourselves!

LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY is holding an Open Evening for prospective students on Thursday 10th May from 3 – 7 pm at our Letterkenny & Killybegs campuses.

Darkness into light is happening Saturday the 12th of May 2018 at 4.15am. Registration is online only this year. There will be no registration and no t-shirts on the morning.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,858.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Sunday 6th May 12.15pm John Ward, Taobh a Loch – Month’s Mind
Collector for May : Hughie Quinn, Lower Mully

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 555.00. 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 1st May 2018

 

Masses for week commencing 30th April to 6th May

Tuesday 1st May 9.30am Rose Mannering R.I.P. (Kilraine)
Wednesday 2nd May 7.30pm John McDougall R.I.P. (Ard Connell & Newcastle, England)
Thursday 3rd May 9.30am

6.00pm Benediction

Friday 4th May 7.30pm Mary & Francie McLoone R.I.P. (Narin Road)
Saturday 5th May 11am Johnny & Jackie Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)

7.30pm John Doherty R.I.P. (Ard McGill)

Sunday 6th May 11.00am John & Margaret Ward R.I.P. (Tangavane)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 9.30am Mass every Thursday followed by Benediction at 6pm.

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.

A SUM OF MONEY HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE CONTACT FR GERARD OR THE PAROCHIAL HOUSE.

BISHOP ALAN MC GUCKIAN SJ will be offering Mass at 9.00pm on Monday 30th of April, 2018. Before Mass there will be a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament from 8.00pm until 9.00pm. The Bishop plans to walk and pray with Pilgrims from St. Columba’s Church, Termon to Doon Well leaving at 10.30pm and arriving at the Well for the Rosary at 12.00 Midnight.

LOUGH DERG 2018: Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org (Three Day Pilgrimage begins 1st June.)

ROAD CLOSURE: The N56 at the Mullanieran Bridge, Mill Road, will be closed from
8pm on Thursday 3rd May to 6am on Friday 4th May. Local diversions will be in place.

A PRO LIFE DVD explaining the process of Abortion in the Community Centre on Sunday 29th at 7.30pm. Speakers on Abortion will be present to answer any questions. Please support.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM
The Annual Party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests, will be held in the Community Centre after Mass. Refreshments will be served for everyone attending. All donations would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs.

**PLEASE NOTE NEW ROTA**
READERS FOR MAY
Saturday 7.30 p.m.
Barbara Boyle

Sunday 11.00 a.m.
Brian mcdevitt

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR MAY
Saturday 7.30 p.m.
Bríd McLoone
Martin Doherty
Bridgeen Gallagher
Seamus Bonner

Sunday 11.00 a.m.
Kieran Kennedy
Bríd Gavigan
Jean Campbell
Muriel Hegarty

ALTAR SOCIETY FOR MAY TEAM A

COLLECTORS FOR MAY
Saturday 7.30 p.m.
Conan Mc Hugh
Martin Breslin
Connie Doherty

Sunday 11.00 a.m.
Micheal O’Haire
James Griffin
James mchugh
Patrick Gallagher

A huge thank you to all who gave so generously to the NAOMH CONAILL LADIES collections on 14th/15th April 2018, the total amount collected was €503.29

TABLE QUIZ Friday 4th May in The Glen Tavern ” Dinnys” at 9pm. In Aid of Scoil Náisiúnta Eadan Fhionn Fhraoich. Tables of 4. Everyone Welcome

PRAYER IN THE PARK – Four Public Rosaries for Faith & Life will be held in Letterkenny Town Park (beside Letterkenny Hospital) for the first four Wednesdays of May @8pm starting Wednesday May 2nd. All welcome

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,060.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

SUNDAY MASS:  ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Friday 4th May – 6pm – Mary & Paddy McDermott,  Edeninfagh
Sunday 6th May – 12.15pm – John Ward, Taobh a Loch – Month’s Mind

Last   week’s  OFFERTORY   COLLECTION  amounted  to  € 255.00.  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 23rd April 2018

Masses for week commencing 23rd April to 29th April

Monday 23rd Apri NO MASS
Tuesday 24th April 9.30am James & Nellie Griffin R.I.P. (Ard Connell)
Wednesday 25th April 7.30pm Michael Keown R.I.P. – Months Mind (Stonepark)
Thursday 26th April 9.30am Vincent, Daisy & Martin Sweeney R.I.P. (Ard McGill)

6.00pm Benediction

Friday 27th April 7.30pm Frank McIntyre R.I.P. (Ard Connell)
Saturday 28th April 11am Peg Dillon R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Dublin & Glenties)

7.30pm Packie & Mary Craig & Pat Molloy R.I.P. (The Glen)

Sunday 29th April 11.00am Francie, Josie & Séan Houston R.I.P. (The Rock)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 9.30am Mass every Thursday, ending with Benediction at 6pm.

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.

In the interest of preserving heat in the Church, might people kindly ensure that the outside door is kept closed.

A SUM OF MONEY HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE CONTACT FR GERARD OR THE PAROCHIAL HOUSE.

The Raphoe Diocesan Society: An Annual Diocesan Mass is offered for the deceased members of the Raphoe Diocesan Society. Four Masses (of perpetual foundation) are offered in each parish each year – two for the Living Members and two for Deceased Members and Benefactors of the Raphoe Diocesan Society. The following Parishioners have recently been enrolled in the Raphoe Diocesan Society :
John McLoone, Main Street, Glenties
Cissie Meehan, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Glenties

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organising the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass on Saturday 5th May at 7.30pm. The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 24th April at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group Re: the “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 24th April at 8.45pm.

SCOIL MHUIRE are hosting a Ladies night “Say Yes to the Dress” fundraiser in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 27th April. Doors open at 8pm. Admission €5. Door prize for best dressed. Spot prizes galore. Large selection of dresses and shoes on offer. Debs, Occasion and Day dresses available. Beauty demo on the night. Come along for a fun night.

FREE DIGITAL SKILLS FOR CITIZENS TRAINING. Commencing in the Market Hall, Glenties on Monday 23rd April from 10am to 12 noon. To book contact 087 2679321.

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. For further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 443 4510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

GLENTIES DRAMA GROUP would like to thank all those who supported their recent production of ” The Communication Cord ” by Brian Friel. We were delighted to be able to donate €2000 to The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Also, our local charity shop “Shop and Share” and Glenties Museum each gained just over €400 from their respective raffles. Again, thanks to all who supported us in any way.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 28th August to 2nd September. Pilgrimage Director:
Fr James Gillespie. 5 nights full board, €705 per person sharing. Departing from Knock. Bus to Knock extra. For more details or to book, contact K. Mc Keague on 074 9121551

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,995.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Sunday 22nd April 12.15pm Owen Ward, Mully

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 235.00. 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 16th April 2018

Masses for week commencing 16th April to 22nd April

Monday 16th April NO MASS
Tuesday 17th April  9.30am Bridget Morrow R.I.P. – 25th Anniversary (Kilraine)
Wednesday 18th April  7.30pm
Thursday 19th April  9.30am Sylvia Briody R.I.P. (The Rock)

6.00pm Benediction

Friday 20th April  7.30pm Rose & John Molloy R.I.P. (Ard Connell)
Saturday 21st April 11am Peggy Forde R.I.P. -Birthday Remembrance (Glenties & Letterkenny)

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

Sunday 22nd April 11.00am Danny McGill R.I.P. – 3rd Anniversary (Glen Road)

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.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 9.30am Mass on Thursday, ending with Benediction at 6pm.

In the interest of preserving heat in the Church, might people kindly ensure that the outside door is kept closed.

A SUM OF MONEY HAS BEEN FOUND IN THE CHURCH. PLEASE CONTACT FR GERARD OR THE PAROCHIAL HOUSE.

Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist: An Evening of Prayer, Reflection and Practice will be held in the Church on Thursday 19th April from 7.30pm for all existing and new Ministers of the Eucharist and Ministers of the Word.

“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by Government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of our humanity.” Mother Teresa.

FIRST CONFESSION: MONDAY 23RD APRIL AT 7PM
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: SATURDAY 12TH MAY AT 11AM

A meeting will be held with those parents (of First Holy Communion Children) who are taking responsibility for organising the next “Let’s Be Family” Mass on Saturday 5th May at 7.30pm. The meeting will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 24th April at 8.15pm.

A meeting of the Liturgy Group Re: the “Let’s Be Family” Mass will take place in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 24th April at 8.45pm.

A Sincere Thank You to all who gave so generously to the Donegal Youth Choir Collection. €310.50 was raised for their Lourdes Trip.

PROTECT THE 8TH: Conference at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Tuesday April 17th at 7:30pm.

The AGM of The Glenties Development Group will take place on Monday 16th April in the Community Centre at 9pm. Everyone is urged to come along, all committee groups in the area are asked to be represented.

World Meeting of Families 2018
Tickets must be booked online for the Festival of Families event on Saturday 24th August and the Closing Mass with Pope Francis on Sunday 25th August. If you wish to attend you must register online at www.worldmeeting2018.ie. These tickets will become available within the next four to six weeks. Volunteers are also required.

Enfolded in His Love
The Love of God surrounds us
Like the air we breathe around us –
As near as a heartbeat, as close as a prayer,
And whenever we need Him, He’ll always be there!

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,717.00.
THE COLLECTION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AMOUNTED TO €705.00
Thank you for your generosity.

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Sunday 15th April 12.15pm Agnes McCallig, Edeninfagh
Sunday 22nd April 12.15pm Owen Ward, Mully

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 371.00. Thank You
THE COLLECTION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES AMOUNTED TO €140.
Thank you for your generosity.

 

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 10th April 2018

Masses for week commencing 9th April to 15th April

Wednesday 11th April  7.30pm Eugene Boyle R.I.P. (Glen Road)
Thursday 12th April 9.30am Charles McGuinness R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Friday 13th April 7.30pm Annie & James McHugh R.I.P. (Stranaglough) & Nellie McHugh R.I.P. (Ard Connell)
Saturday 14th April

 

11am Brighid Whyte (Née McLoone) R.I.P. (Dundalk & Cleengort) (sister of Patrick & Leo McLoone)

7.30pm Bridget Kelly R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Sunday 15th April 11.00am Mary Mullane R.I.P. (Mullantyboyle)

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.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after 9.30am Mass on Thursday ending with Benediction at 6pm.

In the interest of preserving heat in the Church, might people kindly ensure that the outside door is kept closed.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
There is an extra envelope in your box for this Sunday, 8th April, for the World Meeting of Families which takes place in Dublin in August 2018. If you wish to attend any of the events you must register as soon as possible. You can also register as a volunteer. To register go the WMOF Website www.worldmeeting2018.ie.

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE: Are you interested in becoming a Facilitator to share your positive married experience with engaged couples? Contact ACCORD Letterkenny Centre 074 9122218 or email accordletterkenny@eircom.net.

50TH REUNION COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, GLENTIES: Were you in the Classes of 1968? If so you are invited to join us on the weekend of the 4th and 5th August 2018 in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. For information please contact 083 0476277 or 087 3276071.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 10th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 11th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

Bingo in GLENTIES COMMUNITY CENTRE every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €10,900 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 09.00 pm. Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday. 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.

Margaret Connell, THE FOOT CARE PRACTITIONER, will be in the Day Centre on Monday 9th April. To book an appointment call 087 1417180.

Service of Remembrance (Interdenominational) is being held for those who have suffered the loss of a baby through Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Neo-Natal death at Letterkenny University Hospital. The service will take place in Conwal Parish Church (Church of Ireland, beside St. Eunan’s Cathedral) Letterkenny on Sunday 8th April @ 4pm.

ANAM CARA DONEGAL, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Thursday 12th of April from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 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.

CEILI NIGHT in Rosses CDP building, Dungloe on 15th April from 8 – 11pm. Music by Michael Coyle. Admission €8.

PROTECT THE 8TH Conference at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Tuesday April 17th at 7:30pm.

DONEGAL PRO LIFE – PUBLIC MEETING. A meeting will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Monday 9th April at 7.30pm. Guest Speakers: Bernadette Smyth (Precious Life), Dr Judy Ceannt (GP) and Yvonne Donaghue. Dr. Cooke (GP) Chairman

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,550.00.
The Annual Lenten Collection for TRÓCAIRE amounted to € 4,528.00
The Good Friday Collection for HOLY PLACES amounted to € 1,060.00.
Thank you for your very generous contributions to these collections.

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Tuesday 10th April commencing at 11am

The recent collection for Mary’s Meals amounted to € 55.05. Thank you .

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 660.00.
The Annual Lenten Collection for TRÓCAIRE amounted to €615.00
The Good Friday Collection for HOLY PLACES amounted to €295.00
Thank you for your very generous contributions to these collections.

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 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

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