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Glenties Notes 28th January 2011

Congratulations to Carol Gallagher, Buncrubog, Glenties and Brendan Mc Cann, Co. Sligo, who got engaged recently.

Vote for Emilia
Scoil Mhuire 6th Class pupil, Emilia Nethercoat, has reached the Regional Final of ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition with her art picture “Connections”.  To reach the next stage of the competition, she needs Your Vote online. Use the following instructions to place your vote. Click the Link Emilia’s picture is the 2nd picture – “Connections”.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

St. Bridget’s Night
The annual St. Bridget’s Night in aid of Glenties Fun Park will be held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Monday 31st January.  Doors will open at 7.00 p.m.  Music is by Frank Mc Ghee.  This is a great night out for all the family, with Cross Making, Irish Dancing, Raffle and Supper, so come along and enjoy the fun.  Admission is Adults € 5, Children € 3 Family € 12.  Donation of home baking would be appreciated on the night.

Family Mass
The 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday 30th January will be a Family Mass to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.  All the Primary Schools in the Parish will be participating in the Mass.  During the week from Monday to Friday there will be a different celebration each day in each school.  After the Homily in the Mass we will have a short Enrolment Ceremony for all the children of 5th and 6th Classes who will be making their Confirmation on 10th April.  It is important that the children be accompanied to Mass by their parents and families.  Their Sponsors are also welcome to come along.

Preparation for Confirmation
This week we will be beginning a Parish Programme of Preparation for Confirmation called “You shall be my Witness”.  The Programme starts with a meeting for parents of Confirmation children, in Scoil Mhuire tonight, Thursday 27th January at 8.00 p.m.  It is very important that parents attend this meeting.  The Enrolment Ceremony next Sunday will be the second stage of the Programme and that will be followed in turn by 4 sessions of the Programme for the children every Thursday night from 10th February to 3rd March.  The Programme will conclude with a Service of Reconciliation and a Service of Light.

Peadar Mc Devitt
The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Thursday 6th January 2011 of Peadar Danny Mc Devitt, Stracastle, Glenties.  His Remains were brought home later that day and to The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Saturday.  Fr. Shane Gallagher celebrated Requiem Mass.  Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by Breidin and James Gallagher.  Burial took place in Edeninfagh Graveyard.  Peadar is survived by three sisters, Mary, Ellie and Breid, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Teresa Boyle
The death took place in Arch View Lodge, Nursing Home, Letterkenny on Tuesday 11th January 2011 of Teresa Boyle, Mill Road, Glenties.  Her Remains were brought home on Wednesday and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Thursday.  Fr. Pat Prendergast, Glenties assisted by Fr. Kieran Mc Ateer, Stranorlar celebrated Requiem Mass.  Members of the family did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar.  Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell.  Burial took place afterwards in the New Graveyard.  She is survived by sons, Charlie and Joe, daughter, Rosita, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.  Her husband, Alfie died in November 1988 and her daughter Concepta died last January.  Her brothers, Jim, Peter, Eddie and Thady, sisters, Annie, Bridget, Kate, Ellen, Agnes and Sr. Josephine also predeceased her.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Una Brennan and family, Shallogans, on the death of Una’s father Jimmy Mohan, Frosses which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Fiona Gallagher and family, Station Road, Glenties on the death of Fiona’s grandmother Molly Gallagher, Wooden Bridge, Ardara, which took place last week; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Hannah Carr, Inver, who died last week, to her niece, Anne Mc Cole, Glen Road, her nieces and nephews in the Mc Gettigan family, Tullyhoniver, Glenties and to all her relatives and friends.

Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre Glenties on Tuesday 18th January were – Bella Mc Gill won the Jackpot of € 400.  M. Langan, Rosaleen Gallagher, Denise Maguire, Mary Ward, Briege Mc Cabe, Carmel Doherty, Brown Kid and Patsy Martin won € 100 each.  Bernie Gallagher, Mary Gallagher, Teresa Molloy, Jenny Furey, Bernadette Gallagher, Bernie Martin, John Boyle, Nora Mc Hugh, Bridie Doherty, Jimmy Quinn, Christopher Connelly and Donal Brennan won € 50 each.  Patricia Kennedy and Sally Mc Guigan won € 25 each.

The Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation Church Gate Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 29th and 30th January.  All support will be greatly appreciated.

A Thousand Thanks
Maria Rafferty would like to thank all those who donated to the Christmas Crib.  Because of the generosity of the Glenties Parish, Ethiopia received directly € 500 for the poorest people in Jimma in Ethiopia.  With the added help of ‘SHOP N SHARE’ we have now forwarded € 1000 to Semaria Social Rehabilitation Association, who hope to build a centre for street children and orphans.  This money will help to purchase the site needed and we will continue to fund the projects from the proceeds of the shop.  A big ‘thank you’ also to all of you who are supporting the shop by giving or buying or both.  If you have any unwanted Christmas Gifts we would be delighted to receive them.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
The local branch of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection.  Thank You.


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