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Glenties Notes on April 8th 2004

The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 30th March 2004 of Rita Gallagher, Glen Road, Glenties. Her remains were brought to the home of her niece Mary E. Gavigan later that evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Wednesday evening. Her grandnephew Fr. Adrian Gavigan and Fr. Nigel Ó Gallachóir C.C. Glenties received them. Fr. Adrian and Fr. Nigel also concelebrated Requiem Mass on Thursday morning. Readings were by Rita’s grandniece and grandnephew Aoife Mc Donnell and Columba Gavigan and her niece Teresa Mc Donnell read the Psalm. Alana and Briana Mc Donnell, Rose and Rickard Gallagher and Patricia Harkins read Prayers of the Faithful. Aaron and Aoife Gallagher and Shane Mc Donnell brought the Gifts to the Altar. All are grandnieces and grandnephews of the deceased. Music was by Sr. Immaculata on the organ. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Rita is survived by one sister, Dolly Mc Nelis in America, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Two brothers, Pat and Columba Gallagher, predeceased her. Rita spent 44 years in the U.S.A. and it would have been four years in May since she returned to her native land.

Sincere sympathy is extended to family, relatives and friends of Eugene Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties, whose death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Saturday last.

The times for Services in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties during Holy Week are: Holy Thursday –Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until 12.00 midnight. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening. (Please note: there will be no Adoration during the day on Holy Thursday). Good Friday – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00p.m. Prayer around The Cross, in the Easter Garden in the small chapel at 9.00p.m. Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00p.m.

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh – Holy Thursday – 6.00p.m. Good Friday – 5.00p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – 11.00p.m.

Congratulations to Declan Flannery, Ardun, Glenties and his bride who were married on Saturday 20th March in Australia and are presently on holiday at home in Ardun. The Flannery family travelled to Australia for the happy occasion.

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