Parish Newsletter

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th October 2019

Wednesday
9th October
7.30pm
Thursday
10th October
9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
11th October
7.30pm Jim Breslin R.I.P. (Buncrobog)
Saturday
12th October
11.00am

7.30pm Edie Bonner R.I.P. (Ard Connell)

Sunday
13th October
11.00am John McHugh and deceased members of the McHugh Family R.I.P. (Glenmacaniff, Glenties)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,715.00. Thank You

Visitation Of The Sick & Elderly Will Take Place This Week As Follows
Tuesday 8th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr Mccloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Thursday 10th – Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.
**Please Note That Wednesday Calls Will Take Place On Thursday Of This Week.**

From October onwards, the Traditional LATIN Mass will take place every Sunday in St. Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen at 1100AM.  There will be October devotions immediately after the Mass.

NOW is the time. ANYONE interested in answering Our Lady’s request to do the Five First Saturdays and would like to have a statue of Our Lady of Fatima from WAF (World Apostolate of Fatima/Ireland) please call 0879141588.

The Mens Shed Harvest Fair Draw was held on Tuesday Night (1st Oct) at the Market Hall.   Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who took part!
1st Prize – Ben Carr – Ewe
2nd Prize John McGowan – Pup
3rd Prize Margaret Timony – Large Storage Box
4th Prize Bernie Martin – Small Storage Box
5th Prize Aoife Mongan – 2 Bags of Coal
6th Prize John Hegarty –  Bottle of Whiskey
7th Prize Joe Gallagher – Bottle of Bacardi
8th Prize William Cunningham – Bottle of Wine

Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan are starting in the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Wednesday 9th October 8-9.30pm.  Everyone welcome.  Join us and learn the Maggie Pickens and lots of other dances.  €5 per class including tea and homebakes.

Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent:  Have you got talent? Then come along to the Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent Show in aid of the Minor Board on Friday 18th October in the Market Hall, at 7pm.The talent show is open to all primary and secondary school children   up to 17 years of age. All acts welcome.
To enter please contact: Owen McGeehan (Fintown) 086 2506653, Robert Farrell (Glenties) 087 9347180 or Linda Kennedy  (Glenties)  086 8504432.
Come along for a great night of fun and entertainment.
Admission: Adults €5, children free

NPR CE scheme have vacancies for participants at Glenties Day Centre, St Shanaghan House Ardara, Leitir Seniors Club and The Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. CE criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail dolmencentre@eircom.net or by phone at 9545010 or more information.  C.E participants can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.

Cake Sale in the Market Hall Glenties after Mass on Saturday 12th October and Sunday morning 13th October to raise funds for the Halloween Ball which is being run by the Gaelic for Mothers & Others on Sunday 27th October 2019. All proceeds raised at this ball to benefit local charities Glenties Cardiac First Responders and Glenties Christmas Lights.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies.  To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com for more information.   Anyone wishing to book the Market Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880.
Bowls Mondays 8 o’clock
Bingo
Tuesday Jackpot €6,200. on 48 numbers or less
Irish Dancing Wednesdays at 3.15pm
Fiddle Classes Wednesday 3.15pm – 7.30pm
Tai Chi Wednesday at 7.30pm
Parent & Toddler Group Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm


Church Of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Sunday 6th October 12.15pm Sarah Herron, Greenans R.I.P.
Sunday 13th October 12.15pm John Mccallaig, Edeninfagh R.I.P.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted To € 285.00. Thank You.


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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 3rd September 2019

Wednesday
4th September
7.30pm Private Intention
Thursday
5th September
9.30am Sr Columba (Maura) Gildea R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Kells, Co Meath & Stranaglough)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
6th September
7.30pm Packie Gallagher & Deceased Gallagher Family R.I.P. (Stranoughter)
Saturday
7th September
11.00am John Boyle R.I.P. (Meenalargan)

7.30pm Frank & Nadine Connaghan, Anne Brolly & Deceased Members of the Connaghan & Boyle Family R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
8th September
11.00am Jonathan & Josephine Bonner R.I.P. (Dry Arch)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 3rd Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 4th Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

  ***ADVANCE WARNING***
The N56 Main Street, Glenties will be closed to all traffic by order of Donegal County Council on Thursday September 12th between 8am and 9pm.  Closures will also take place on Sunday September 15th between 3pm and 8pm.  These closures are associated with the 2019 Glenties Harvest Fair. Access will be permitted to residents and emergency vehicles only.  Diversion Route is along the R261 from Hillhead, Ardara to Maas via Narin and will be signposted.

Its time to get your thinking caps and baking hats on as the HORTICULTURAL SHOW is coming back to the  HARVEST FAIR 14th September.  We hope to see some of your beautiful Home baking, jams, arts & crafts etc. More info contact Sarah 0872921674

Playschool & Afterschool’s/breakfast club reopening  on Monday, 2nd September!  We would like to remind parents of children wishing to avail of our Breakfast & Afterschools, that they will need to re-register their child/children if they have not already done so! We would just like to thank everyone for a great summer, it has exceeded all our expectations!

An item of jewellery was found in the Church.  To reclaim, contact the Parochial House.

St Vincent dePaul Church Gate Collection will be taken up on the weekend of 14th/15th September. Please give what you can.

Glenties Musical Theatre are busy rehearsing the musical Hairspray which they will present in the Comprehensive School Gym on September 19th, 20th, 22nd, at 8.00 and with a Matinee at 1 o’clock on Saturday 21st . With performers in the age range of 11 to 60 plus [no one owning up to being older !] lots of good songs and dancing, it will be a good night out for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment, order tickets on 0871309755 or purchase them in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties.

Due to GDPR Laws (Data Protection), Clergy are no longer able to avail of hospital lists in Letterkenny University Hospital which makes visiting parishioners more difficult.  If you have  a loved one in Letterkenny Hospital and you feel they would like a visit, please let Fr Gerard know.

Free bus to Belfast, Saturday 7th Sept leaving Mc Guinnesses Cafe at 9am. Be a voice for our unborn. Support Pro-Life.To book Ring Johnny 087 3676955. Show you care.

Keyboard Lessons will resume in Ardara on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th September.  Beginners welcome.  For further information contact Laura McGinley on 087 6362590.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dance: Irish Dancing Classes resume on Tuesday 3rd September at 4pm in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Beginners welcome.

NPR CE scheme have vacancies for participants at Glenties Day Centre, St Shanaghan House Ardara, Leitir Seniors Club and The Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. CE criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail dolmencentre@eircom.net or by phone at 9545010 or more information.  C.E participants can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,865.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Friday 6th September 6.00pm (First Friday Mass)
Confessions from 5.30pm Friday 6th September

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Friday 6th September from 11am.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 575.00. Thank You.


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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 20th August 2019

Wednesday
21st August
7.30pm James McBrearty R.I.P. (Stracastle)
Thursday
22nd August
9.30am
Friday
23rd August
7.30pm Michael McCahill R.I.P. (Derries)
Saturday
24th August
11.00am

7.30pm Johnny O’Donnell R.I.P. (Stranaglough)

Sunday
25th August
11.00am Mamie McDyer R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Mullantyboyle)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Congratulations and God’s Blessing upon Fr Anthony, the joy of whose Ordination and First Mass we have shared in as a Parish Community in the days gone by.  May God Bless him in his ministry ahead in his service of the people within the diocese.  It has been a great time of coming together, of helping and sharing as God’s people.  A huge thank you to all who helped in any way and who provided service or their time.  Thank You especially to the following:  Gallaghers Bakery, Ardara;  Hughie Molloy (Milk);  the Staff of the Market Hall;  Leo Dunphy;  Doherty’s Sawmill,  Ballinamore;  Mulrines, Ballybofey; The Cope Gleinties; Mark O’Donnell & Sophie Connaughton; Kieran Kennedy and the Ardaghey Band; Bridin & James Gallagher; Cathal Gallagher; Glenside Bacon Company; the Choir; those who helped clean the Church and those who did the flower arrangements. Thank you to all those who provided catering, teas and home bakes and the delicious cakes and all others who helped in any way. Thank you also to the local Community Employment Schemes who provided their time and service. Finally the organising committee who undertook trojan work and those who helped with bunting, banners and flags.  Míle Buíochas ó chroí d’achan nduine.

Fr. Anthony’s First Mass of Thanksgiving is in Edeninfagh on Sunday 25th at 12.15pm.

First Anniversary Mass of Maureen Quinn R.I.P, The Glen Tavern, Greenans On Wednesday 21st August in the Church of The Holy Family Edeninfagh at 7pm

National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 8th, Knock Shrine 2.30pm.  Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin –  Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’

Glenties Parish Youth Choir:  An enrolment evening will take place in the Parochial house on Tuesday 27th August from 7 to 8 pm for choir members for the coming school year.  The choir members are asked to make a commitment to attend as many of the choir practises as possible. These are held on most Friday afternoons straight after school in the Chapel. The choir sings at the Family Mass which is usually the first Saturday evening of every month plus Christmas and Easter Sunday morning and also the First Holy Communion Mass.  All ages welcome but , due to lack of space, the number of under 7’s is limited. Young musicians are also very welcome.

Fintown Taobh Tíre Library:  We are offering Readings Rooms from September for children aged 10 -12 years where a story or poem is read aloud and discussed.  Reading rooms aims to promote the mental wellbeing of children, increase their confidence whilst also instilling a love of literature.  The group will meet on a Monday evening 7p.m. to 8p.m.  It  is  limited  to 10 children. If you would like to enrol your child, please contact Liam on 087 6365481.

Glenities Community Centre:  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M or ring 074 9557880.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Office worker, Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker,Horticultural workers/ Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.  C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm.  Jackpot €13,300. on 47 numbers €300 paid out if over 47 numbers.

An item of jewellery was found in the Church on Sunday 11th August.  To reclaim please contact the Parochial House.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,820.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Wednesday 21st August 7.00pm Maureen Quinn R.I.P., The Glen Tavern, Greenans – 1st Anniversary

Sunday 25th August 12.15pm Fr Anthony Briody’s  First Mass of Thanksgiving

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 320.00. Thank You.


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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th August 2019

Wednesday
7th August
7.30pm Barney & Maggie Boyle and deceased family R.I.P. (Derries)
Thursday
8th August
9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
9th August
7.30pm Thomas J McDyre R.I.P. (Dr McCloskey Crescent & Derries)
Saturday
10th August
*10.00am* Nancy Connolly R.I.P. Months Mind (Mill Road)

11.00am Barney & Denis McLoone R.I.P. (Maas)

7.30pm Hugh McGill R.I.P. (Glen Road)

Sunday
11th August
11.00am Maggie Keeney (1st Anniversary) & her husband Conal Kenney R.I.P. (Tullyhoniver)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

There will be no Adoration on Thursday 15th August due to it being a Holy Day and the Ordination.

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

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 6th Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 7th Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

The Ordination of Rev. Anthony Briody will take place in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on Thursday August 15th at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Ordination Mass in the Cathedral.  This will be a great day of joy for the Diocese but especially for the town of Glenties.  It will be some years before the Diocese will see another Ordination.  Rev. Anthony will celebrate his First Mass in Glenties on Friday 16th August at 7.00pm.  After Mass Rev. Anthony will impart his first blessings.

Alan Kee Memorial Darts: The family of the late Alan Kee R.I.P. would like to thank Alan’s team mates for organising a memorial darts tournament and all those who helped out in anyway on the night to make it such a success.  A special word of thanks to those who sponsored the raffles and the auction and to the people who gave generous donations. A total of €9647.55 was raised on the night in aid of the Church of Ireland, Glenties. A huge thank you to all.

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Event at the Glen Tavern 16th,17th and 18th August.  All donations will go to Glenties Day Centre.
Friday 16th August: Darts Competition at 9pm  Entry €10.  Winner:  Trophy & €100,  Runner up €50.  Finger Food on the night.  All Welcome.
Saturday 17th August:  Traditional Irish Music with Spot Prizes on the night.
Sunday 18th August:  Motorbike Run at 3pm from the Glen Tavern, registration from 2pm.  Followed by BBQ and spot prizes.  Music by Pat Molloy.

Fintown Taobh Tíre Library:  We are offering Readings Rooms from September for children aged 10 -12 years where a story or poem is read aloud and discussed. Reading rooms aims to promote the mental wellbeing of children, increase their confidence whilst also instilling a love of literature.  The group will meet on a Monday evening 7p.m. to 8p.m.  It is limited to 10 children. If you would like to enrol your child, please contact Liam on 087 6365481

The Simon Community North West Collection last weekend amounted to €485. Thank you to everyone who contributed.


Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh.

There will be no Mass at 12.15pm on Sunday 4th August

Graveyard Mass on Sunday 4th August at 3pm in the Church.  Blessing of Graves after Mass.

There will be a meeting in  Edeninfagh Hall on Friday 9th August at 8.30pm in preparation for Rev. Anthony Briody’s Mass on Sunday 25th August.

All are welcome to the meeting.

Collectors for August Gerard Campbell, Meenavale

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 305.00.  Thank You.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 12th July 2019

Monday
22nd July
No Mass
Tuesday
23rd  July
**7.30pm**
Wednesday
24th July
7.30pm Sadie Melly R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Stonepark Apts)
Thursday
25th July
Josie & Monica Kennedy R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
26th July
Margaret & Patrick Gavigan R.I.P. (Stranoughter)
Saturday
27th July
Edward & Margaret Breslin R.I.P. (Mullanmore)

Angela Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
28th July
Michelle McGlynn R.I.P. (London)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning

**Mass on Tuesday 23rd July will be at 7.30pm.  There will be no morning Mass**

The Ordination of Rev. Anthony Briody will take place in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on August 15th at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Ordination Mass in the Cathedral.  This will be a great day of joy for the Diocese but especially for the town of Glenties.  It will be some years before the Diocese will see another Ordination. Envelopes are available to collect from the back of the Church or from the Parochial House if you wish to give a gift.  Sealed envelopes, without any names, can be returned and placed in the collection basket on or before Sunday 4th August.

Due to GDPR Laws (Data Protection), Clergy are no longer able to avail of hospital lists in Letterkenny University Hospital which makes visiting parishioners more difficult.  If you have  a loved one in Letterkenny Hospital and you feel they would like a visit, please let Fr Gerard know.

A day of prayer and healing with Eddie Stones and Fr. Pat Collins takes place in Emmanuel House Of Providence Co.Galway on Saturday 3rd August. A bus  will pick up from Stranorlar Chapel Car park 6am, Donegal Town 6.30am and Ballyshannon 6.45am. Please bring a packed lunch. To book a seat contact 087 9215470.

Copies of the booklet, Celebrating a Catholic Funeral – Guidelines for the Diocese of Raphoe, can be found in the porch area of the Church.  This publication gives a good overview and explanation of the various strands involved in a Catholic Funeral – liturgy, theology, sacred music and the purpose of each in commending our loved ones to the mercy of God.

  • Music for the Funeral Mass must be sacred (ie Hymns).  Secular songs may be played in the graveyard if you so wish.
  • Should you like a eulogy, a good occasion for this might be at the wakehouse, afterwards in the graveyard or at the refreshments following the burial.  “The Funeral Mass in the Church is neither the appropriate occasion nor place to insert a speech or eulogy.”  (No 5, Diocesan Guidelines Booklet)

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Event at the Glen Tavern 16th,17th and 18th August.  All donations will go to Glenties Day Centre.
Friday 16th August: Darts Competition at 9pm  Entry €10.  Winner:  Trophy & €100,  Runner up €50.  Finger Food on the night.  All Welcome.
Saturday 17th August:  Traditional Irish Music with Spot Prizes on the night.
Sunday 18th August:  Motorbike Run at 3pm from the Glen Tavern, registration from 2pm.  Followed by BBQ and spot prizes.  Music by Pat Molloy.

Glenties Men’s Shed are hosting a Table Quiz in Glenties Market Hall on Saturday 20th July at 8.30pm.  Tables of 4  €20. Refreshments served.

Congratulations to Margaret Rodgers who celebrates the great milestone of reaching 100 years young. We wish Margaret and her family and friends well in celebrating this great achievement.

Water Safety Ireland are holding their summer weeks this year during the weeks beginning Monday 29th July and Monday 5th August.  Registration at 9am on the Monday morning of each week at the beach.  As always a great opportunity to improve confidence and enjoyment of sea swimming.  This year there is an invitation to adults with a little swimming ability and none to come along for lessons with the instructors.  These lessons will take place at the pier in Portnoo starting Monday 29th July at 7pm.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo every Tuesday at 9pm.  Jackpot €13,300.
Zara Holmes Drama Camp 29th 30th 31st July 11am till 2pm Call 0873602008 to book.
Bricks4Kids Camp Monday 22nd July–Friday 26th July 10.00am–1.00pm

Fr. Paul Gallagher’s  Anniversary Mass will be held in Falcarragh on Saturday 27th July at 7.00pm.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,830.00. Thank you


Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass    12.15pm

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass Sunday 4th August at 3pm

The Wheelchair Association collection taken up last Sunday amounted to €40.  Thank you to everyone who donated

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 310.00.  Thank You.


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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th July 2019

Monday
8th July
No Mass
Tuesday
9th July
9.30am
Wednesday
10th July
7.30pm Mary Ferry R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Doochary)
Thursday
11th July
9.30am Maria McBrearty R.I.P. (Stracastle)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
12th July
7.30pm
Saturday
13th July
11.00am Pat & Anne McHugh R.I.P. (Narin Road)

7.30pm John Furey R.I.P.  – 4th Anniversary (Kilraine)

Sunday
14th July
11.00am Harry Gillespie R.I.P. (Mill Road)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 9th: Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 10th: Stonepark, Mill Road,  Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh,  Buncrobog.

Graveyard Mass Fintown Sunday 14th July at 3pm

Blessing of Graves Glenties Old Graveyard Wednesday 17th July 6pm

Blessing of Graves Kilraine Graveyard Thursday 18th July 7.30pm

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,625.00. Thank You

The Ordination of Rev. Anthony Briody will take place in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on August 15th at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Ordination Mass in the Cathedral.  This will be a great day of joy for the Diocese but especially for the town of Glenties.  It will be some years before the Diocese will see another Ordination. Envelopes are available to collect from the back of the Church or from the Parochial House if you wish to give a gift.  Sealed envelopes, without any names, can be returned and placed in the collection basket on or before Sunday 4th August.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps 2019: Make friends for life and get a free GAA jersey, training top and backpack with Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp!  Action packed week of fun and games.  Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July, 10am to 2.30pm for children aged 6-13 (children who turn 6 before 31/12/2019 are eligible to register).  Children of all skill levels will learn and play GAA games with qualified coaches at our local Naomh Conaill Club.  Register at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps or contact  Cul Camp Co-ordinator Robert Farrell at 087 9347180.

Voluntary workers required at the Museum for July, August and early Sept. If you can afford to give 3/4 hours on a regular basis, morning or afternoon, it will be much appreciated..Apply to: Aidan Campbell, Ernan O’Donnell, Glyn Hughes or Annette Breslin.

Tea will be held in Fintown Hall on Sunday 14th July after Graveyard Mass.  All proceeds including a raffle will go towards SN Colmcille and Naionra Baile na Finne. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Public consultation on traffic calming and road overlay on R250 in Fintown.
Is féidir aischur a chur chuig an Chomhairle Contae: gdempsey@donegalcoco.ie maidir leis an obair atá beartaithe don bhóthar R250. Níl de dhíth ach d’ainm, do sheoladh agus do thuairim. Feedback in relation to the proposed works on the R250 road can be sent to the County Council. Send your name, address and your opinion to gdempsey@donegalcoco.ie.

Due to GDPR Laws (Data Protection), Clergy are no longer able to avail of hospital lists in Letterkenny University Hospital which makes visiting parishioners more difficult.  If you have  a loved one in Letterkenny Hospital and you feel they would like a visit, please let Fr Gerard know.


The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend
12th /13th / 14th July 2019

Friday 12th
7.30pm Overs Football Match:  Naomh Conaill v Gleann Fhinne
10pm  Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern “Dinnys ” Tables of 4

Saturday 13th
11.30am 5k /10k Run. Also Country Walk via Edeninfagh /Meenavale

Sunday 14th
2pm Tractor Run departing Glenties Filling Station and Return to “Dinnys”

Music and craic all Weekend

All proceeds to The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital.


Church Of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass Sunday 4th August At 3pm

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 the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 25th June 2019

Tuesday
25th June
No Mass
Wednesday
26th June
No Mass
Thursday
27th June
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament fom 10am with Benediction at 6pm

**7.30pm** Annie Gallagher & deceased members of the gallagher family R.I.P. (Narin Road)

Friday
28th June
7.30pm
Saturday
29th June
11.00am

7.30pm Alex McDwyer R.I.P. (Kilraine & Glenamaddy, Co Galway)

Sunday
30th June
11.00am Maggie & Charlie Bonner & daughter Peggy McHugh & Son-in-law Michael Breslin R.I.P. (Dry Arch)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on saturday morning

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday after 9.30am Mass to 6pm.  This is a great form of quiet reflective prayer.  New adorers are always welcome in maintaining the flow of prayer.  This is especially the case between the times of 1pm and 4pm.  If you could commit to an hour perhaps you would give consideration to these times especially.

Blessing of Graves Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties

Congratulations to the girls and boys of Scoil Mhuire on their great victory in the Cumann na mBunscol final.

The Edeninfagh CE 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 a.mhicfhionnlaoigh@udaras.ie

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for an Office worker, Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker, Horticultural workers/ Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com for more information. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.- 2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm.  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Parent and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am-12.00.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.30—–7.00.
Bowls every Wednesday 8 pm.


The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend
12th /13th / 14th July 2019

Friday 12th
7.30pm Overs Football Match:  Naomh Conaill v Gleann Fhinne
10pm  Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern “Dinnys ” Tables of 4

Saturday 13th
11.30am 5k /10k Run. Also Country Walk via Edeninfagh /Meenavale

Sunday 14th
2pm Tractor Run departing Glenties Filling Station and Return to “Dinnys”

Music and craic all Weekend

All proceeds to The Kidney Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny Hospital.


Retired Clergy Collection Amounted to €410.00.  Thank You

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,950.00.  Thank  You

 

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh.

Sunday Mass    12.15pm

Sunday 23rd June   12.15pm   Peter Herron r.i.p.,  Grainans

Sunday  30th June   12.15pm  Joe Beag Coyle,  Tangavane

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass Sunday 4th August at 3pm

Retired Clergy Collection Amounted to €100.00.  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 the Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 17th June 2019

Monday
17th June
No Mass
Tuesday
18th June
9.30am
Wednesday
19th June
7.30pm Eileen McLoone R.I.P. (Strabuí)
Thursday
20th June
9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
21st June
7.30pm
Saturday
22nd June
11.00am James McDermott R.I.P. – Month’s Mind (Main Street)

7.30pm Bridie & John McLoone R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
23rd June
11.00am Jimmy Fletcher R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday in the Church after 9.30am Mass to 6pm.  This is a great form of quiet reflective prayer.  New adorers are always welcome in maintaining the flow of prayer.  This is especially the case between the times of 1pm and 4pm.  If you could commit to an hour perhaps you would give consideration to these times especially.

A meeting will be held in the Parochial House on Wednesday 19th June to organise the Corpus Christi Procession (weather permitting!!) for Sunday 23rd June after 11am Mass.

Corpus Christi Procession ~ Sunday 23rd June
At the end of the 11 a.m. Mass, on Sunday 23rd 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 boys and girls are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion dress/suit.

Blessing of Graves Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties

The Annual Church Gate Collection for Glenties Playground takes place Saturday and Sunday  15th and 16th of June. Your support would be greatly appreciated to cover insurance and upkeep costs.

The Edeninfagh CE 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 a.mhicfhionnlaoigh@udaras.ie

Good Luck to Scoil Mhuire boys and girls gaelic teams who compete in the finals of the Cumann na mBunscol Competition this Tuesday, 18th, in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.  The first match throws in at 12 noon.

Donegal Pro-Life invites all who help in any way to a “Pro-Life half day Retreat”  on Saturday, 22nd June from 10am to 2pm in the Divine Mercy Centre, Letterkenny.  To book please contact 00353 74 91 69934 or email dmcletterkenny@gmail.com.

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend 12th /13th / 14th July 2019

Friday @ 7.30pm:
Overs Football Match:  Naomh Conaill v Gleann Fhinne
10pm  Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern “Dinnys ” Tables of 4

Saturday @ 11.30am:
5k /10k Run
Also Country Walk via Edeninfagh /Meenavale

Sunday @ 2pm:
Tractor Run departing Glenties Filling Station.
Return to “Dinnys”

Music and craic all Weekend

Following her recent participation in the Mini Marathon, June Gilroy would like to thank everyone who contributed to her fundraising.  A total of €544 was raised for the Rape Crisis Centre in Donegal.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for an Office worker, Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker, Horticultural workers/ Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com for more information. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.- 2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm.  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Parent and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am-12.00.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.30—–7.00.
Bowls every Wednesday 8 pm.

The recent collection taken up by the Volunteer Missionary Movement amounted to €1406.32.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Sunday 23rd June 12.15pm Peter Herron R.I.P.,  Grainans

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass Sunday 4th August at 3pm

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 270.00.  Thank You.

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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 21st May 2019

Wednesday
22nd May
7.30pm
Thursday
23rd May
9.30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow mass.
Benediction at 6pm
Friday
24th May
7.30pm Neilie Bonner R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday
25th May
11.00am Mary Rose O’Donnell R.I.P. (Tullyard Road)

7.30pm Sarah McDyre & Carly Nichols R.I.P. (Derries)

Sunday
26th May
11.00am Sally McGuigan R.I.P. (Ard Connell)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday in the Church after 9.30am Mass to 6pm.  This is a great form of quiet reflective prayer.  New adorers are always welcome in maintaining the flow of prayer.  This is especially the case between the times of 1pm and 4pm.  If you could commit to an hour perhaps you would give consideration to these times especially.

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties

Family Mass:  A meeting in order to arrange the liturgy for the next Family Mass for Saturday 1st June at 7.30pm will take place in the Parochial House at 8pm on Monday 20th May.  All are welcome.

The Catholic Healer and Prayerful speaker, Eddie Stones, will lead us in an afternoon of prayer and healing on Saturday 25th May between 2 – 6pm.  This will consist of Adoration, Mass, Confessions and a Spiritual Talk.  We hope that this will provide an oasis of prayer for all our parishioners who wish to avail of this afternoon of healing, prayer and praise. Those wishing to seek further information on Eddie Stones and his Emmanual House of Providence, Clonfert, can visit www.emmanuelhouse.ie or telephone 0579151552 or email contact@emmanualhouse.ie.

On the weekend of 1st and 2nd June a member of the Volunteer Mission Movement will be with us to talk about their organisation and the work they carry out.  V.M.M are an international development and volunteering organisation with thousands of volunteers and lay missionaries on overseas development projects.  They are currently in nine African countries, helping with education, health, community development and human rights.

St. Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh – Cash for Clobber Collection will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th May organised by the Green Team.  The school will receive a cash donation for each bin liner size bag.  Money collected will go towards school funds.  Filled bags can be brought to the school on Monday 27th or early Tuesday morning.  This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way.  For more information, ring 9551591 or email: striaghans@gmail.com.

Cash for Clobber collection in aid of Donegal Youth Choir will take place on Saturday 25th May in the Market Hall.  Drop of from 10am – 12pm.  For further enquires contact 086 1656455.

Rinka classes will take place every Monday in Scoil Mhuire Gym. Rinka classes teach the fundamental skills of running, jumping, balancing, bouncing etc through fun filled activities in the sports of Athletics, Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Drama etc.  Junior children aged 3-6yrs from 4-5pm. Senior children 7yrs+ from 5-6pm. €40 for 6weeks. No need to book in advance. Just come along & bring a friend too! Uptake on classes have been poor so far, therefore, your support is vital if Rinka classes will continue in Glenties. See ‘Rinka South Donegal’ Facebook page for further information.

Glenties Community Centre
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker, Horticultural workers/ Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.  C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10am—2pm 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.

Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.30—–7.00
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.

Pulsewave Ireland Heart & Artery screening in Donegal next week. Cost €30 per person. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test.  Appointments from 11am to 8pm call 087 7151623.
Wednesday 29th May The Clanree Hotel Letterkenny
Thursday 30th May The Lake Of Shadows Hotel Buncrana.
Friday 31st May The Mill Park Hotel Donegal Town.

 “Lumen Fidei Institute” Roadshow 2019:  Crisis in the Catholic Church.  The Lay Response. Tuesday 28th May 7.30pm to 10pm, Station House Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Last Week’s Offertory Collection Amounted To € 1,870.00. Thank You

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Sunday 19th May 12.15pm Sarah Quinn, Mully

First Holy Communion, Sunday 19th May at 12.15pm

Last Week’s Offertory Collection Amounted to € 510.00. Thank You.

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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 15th April 2019

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries, Glenties

Monday
15th April
7.30pm Charles McGuinness R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Tuesday
16th April
8.00am

7.30pm Cissie & Mickey Furey R.I.P. (Mullanmore)

Wednesday
17th April
8.00am

7.30pm Danny McGill R.I.P. (Glen Road)

Thursday
18th April
HOLY THURSDAY
7.30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration to 10pm
Friday
19th April
GOOD FRIDAY
3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.30pm Stations of the cross

Saturday
20th April
EASTER VIGIL
9.00pm Johnny & Jackie Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)
Sunday
21st April
EASTER SUNDAY
11.00am Packie McCahill R.I.P. (Derries)

EASTER CONFESSIONS WITH VISITING PRIESTS
Monday 15th April Fintown 6.00pm And after Mass from 7.30pm to 8pm
Tuesday 16th April Glenties 8.00pm
Wednesday 17th April Edeninfagh 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th April Ardara 8.00pm

HOLY THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 7.30 P.M.
This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until 10.00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening.

The Chrism Mass will take place on Holy Thursday, 18th April, at 11.00am in the Cathedral, Letterkenny. This Mass is celebrated by Bishop Alan with the priests of the diocese. The Holy Oils used in the dispensing of the sacraments are blessed at this Mass for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome to attend.

TRÓCAIRE: Please bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday. It would make the work of the counters much easier if you could replace small coins with larger coins/paper money.

GOOD FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 3.00 P.M.
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. The Collection for Holy Places (Holy Land) will be taken up today.

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL 20TH APRIL 9.00 P.M.
Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light. Please try to avoid candle grease dripping on the seats or floor.

EASTER SUNDAY MASS 21st April 11.00 A.M. (Let’s Be Family Mass)
The Children and Families preparing for First Holy Communion will lead us at this Family Mass.
Easter Egg Hunt after Mass on Easter Sunday in the picnic area in front of the Parochial House. Should the weather not oblige, there will be tea in the Market Hall instead. All Welcome.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
SATURDAY, 11TH 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 gratefully appreciated to help cover costs.

Thank you to all who generously made donations to help defray the cost of the installation of the Webcam system.  A further €250 has been gratefully received.

Practice for Altar Servers in  St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.
Holy Thursday 3.00 p.m. Team 3
Good Friday 12 noon Team 6
Holy Saturday 12 noon Team 5

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties
N.B. Prayers and Blessings of the Graves will take place instead of Mass.

The Catholic Healer and Prayerful speaker, Eddie Stones, will lead us in an afternoon of prayer and healing on Saturday 25th May between 2 – 6pm. This will consist of Adoration, Mass, Confessions and a Spiritual Talk. We hope that this will provide an oasis of prayer for all our parishioners who wish to avail of this afternoon of healing, prayer and praise. Those wishing to seek further information on Eddie Stones and his Emmanual House of Providence, Clonfert, can visit www.emmanuelhouse.ie or telephone 0579151552 or email contact@emmanualhouse.ie.

Good Friday Walk, April 19th at 11am from the Glenties Day Centre. Donations for the Alzheimers Society (Glenties Branch).

Glenties Men’s Shed would like to thank the people who supported the Table Quiz last Saturday night. A great night.  Hopefully there will be more nights.

Join Accord as a Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator.  Apply at www.accord.ie. Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May.

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

As you are all aware Owenea FM is back in operation and in the coming weeks we will be seeking support in the form of sponsorship for all business in the Ardara, Glenties and Portnoo catchment area. With that in mind we have enlisted the help of Anne Gildea, Glenconwell to call with all current and potential sponsors.  We look forward to your continued support for our Community Radio. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all groups organising charity events or such community activities to provide details to the station so that we can broadcast the news to a wider area. Please send any news items you wish broadcast to Tommie O’Loughlin on email: tolliver2@gmail.com.

Bluestack Challenge Fundraising Walk, Saturday 8th of June 2019. Supporting People with Additional Needs, Register on bluestackfoundation.com OR Phone 074 9740828 for more details. Are YOU up for The Challenge?

Mercy Sunday, 28th April, Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine.  Coach leaving from Glenties at 8.00am.  Anyone interested please contact McGuinnes Coaches  074 9551284 or 0872395827.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 1,798.00. Thank you

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries, Edeninfagh

Sunday 14th April 12.15pm Con Herron, Leac Liath
Monday 15th April 9.30am
Sunday 21st April **11.30am** Owen Ward, Mully

HOLY THURSDAY: Aifreann an tSuipear Dheirneach 6.00pm

TRÓCAIRE: Please bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

GOOD FRIDAY: Pais ar dTiarna 3.00pm
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL: 7.00pm

EASTER SUNDAY: **11.30am

Confessions:
Wednesday 17th April 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Fintown Mass times for Holy Week:
Holy Thursday 8.00pm
Good Friday 5.00pm
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Easter Sunday 9.30am

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 410.00. Thank you.

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