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Glenties Notes 8th April 2009

Congratulations to the 56 boys and girls from the Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties from Bishop Philip Boyce on Sunday 29th March 2009. They were – Scoil Mhuire – Cian Breslin, Hayley Coughlin, Jamie Cranley, Niamh Farren, Nabla Furey, John Fischer, Aaron Gallagher, Joanne Gallagher, Sinéad Gallagher, Francis Mannering, Emily Molloy, Hannah Molloy, Jonathan Molloy, Connell Mc Devitt, Brianna Mc Donnell, Charles Mc Guinness, Mark Mc Nelis, Ailbhe O’Donnell, Ethan O’ Donnell, Cillian Purcell-O’Donnell and Oliwier Stanislawczyk. St. Riaghan’s Drimnacrosh – J.D. Boyle, Connor Furey, Stephen Griffin, Amy Harvey, David Keeney, Reece Mc Dyer and Molly Mc Nelis. Kilkenny N.S. – Jamie Kennedy, Rosie Mc Devitt, Danny Mc Hugh, Joseph Mc Hugh, Alison Moore, Gillian Moore, Ryan Moore, Stephen Moore, Kieran Sharkey, Orlaith Sharkey and Alisha Trimble. S.N. Cholmcille, Baile na Finne – Edel Ní Ailis, Caitríona Ní Bhaoill, Eibhlín Ní Cheallaigh, Caitríona Ní Chnaimhsí, Siobhán Nic Dabhaidh, Katherine Ní Ghoill, Megan Nic Guirk, Seamus Mac Ceallabhaí, Liam Mac Dabhaidh, Conal Mac Gaoithin, Padraig Ó Baoill, Liam Ó Braonáin, Gearóid Ó Dochartaigh agus Cristóir Ó Domhnaill. S.N. Éadan Fhíonn Fraoích – Pól Ó Chuinn, Áine Nic Mhonagaile agus Elsa Ní Ghrianna.

Golden Wedding
Congratulations to John and Mary Josephine Gallagher, Strasallagh, Glenties who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently and wishing them many more happy years together.

Winners at the Tuesday Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Patricia Molloy won the Jackpot € 400. Mary Kate Byrne, Glenties, Bella Boyle, Kilclooney, Din Melly, Rooskey, Bernie Fitzpatrick, Glen Road, Gracie O’Hara, Killybegs, Sally Mc Guigan, May Kennedy, Mary Doherty and Maura Kilbane won €100 each. Annie Mc Gill. Fintown, C. Whyte, Dungloe, Patricia Hegarty, Glenties, Mary Clare Whelan, Brenda Reid, Mary Clare Whelan, Sandra, Anne Quinn, Rose Mc Groarty, Inver and Sandra won € 50 each. Patsy Mc Dyre, Glenties and Rose Mc Groarty, Inver won € 25 each.

There is a Pilgrimage going to Medjugorje on the 9th May for 7 nights. The cost is €669 fully inclusive. If you are interested you can contact either Noreen Feeney on 074-9541689 or Johnny Farren on 087-6613365.

St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh
Parents wishing to enrol their children at St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh for the school year 2009 / 2010 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. “Enrolment Day” will be held during the month of June. (Further details at a later date). For further information or enquiries, please contact the school on 9551591.

Enrolment Fridays at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2009 / 2010 school year. During the coming months, interested parents are welcome to come to the school on a Friday to view our new facilities and to meet with the teaching staff. New entrants are also welcome to sample “School Life”. For further details ring the school on 9551663.

Aoine Iontrala ag SN Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich
Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2009 / 2010. Cuirfar fáilte roimh tuismitheoirí teacht go dtí am scoil gach Aoine chun deis na h-aiseanna úra a fheiceail agus bualach leis an fhoireann teagaisc. Béidh fáilte roimh daltaí úra am a caitheamh sa scoil freisin. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 9551663.

Easter Table Quiz
A Table Quiz will be held in the Community Centre, Glenties on Good Friday 10th April at 7.00 p.m. in aid of Glenties Tidy Towns. All are welcome for a good night’s ‘craic’ with free tea, coffee and scones.

“Big Easter Bingo”
A “Big Bingo” will be held in Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 14th April. Doors will open at 7.00 p.m. Ring Glenties Community Centre for further details at 074 9557880.

Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday 19th April is Divine Mercy Sunday and is celebrated in Knock with Concelebrated Mass and Divine Mercy Devotions. A coach will depart from Glenties at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday 19th April. Anyone interested in travelling to Knock should leave their name in Mc Guinness’ Café or telephone 9551284.

Parish Council Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Glenties Parish Council this Thursday 9th April in the Highlands Hotel at 9.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Holy Week Services
Holy Thursday – Mass of Chrism will be celebrated in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny at 11.00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

St. Connell’s Church, Glenties

  • Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30p.m.
  • Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00p.m.
  • “An Hour around the Cross” with Fr. Shane takes place at 9.00 p.m. on Good Friday.
  • Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00p.m. Candles will be provided for use during this ceremony.
  • The 11.00a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

  • Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30p.m.
  • Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00p.m.
  • Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00p.m.
  • Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society Church Gate Collection for Uganda amounted to € 1, 102 in Glenties and € 76 in Edeninfagh. The Society wishes to thank everyone who contributed.

The recent Church Gate Collection in aid of ‘Inspire’ supporting Donegal Cancer Patients, Letterkenny Unit, amounted to € 1, 108.83. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Dolmen Centre
Next Wednesday 15th April the celebrated Lifford Players will present “The Black Stranger” in the Dolmen Centre at 8.30 p.m. This play portrays the hardships of a family in famine times and is well worth seeing.

Keyboard and Piano
Keyboard and Piano courses will be starting in the Highlands Hotel with The Kenneth Baker School of Music. Enrolling is on the 14th April from 6 to 7.30 p.m. Suitable for beginners and all grades. Teacher is Stephen Rice Bmus Dip B.M.C. Tel. 087 9417124.

Grand Draw
A Grand Draw in aid of Letterkenny Hospital Cancer Unit will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday the 31st of May. Ticket sellers will be calling to homes in the area in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in helping sell tickets, please contact Pat Boyle on 0749551311 or 087 2612997 or Terence Craig on 0749551209 or 087 0556803.


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