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Glenties Notes on May 21st 2001

St. Thérese of Lisieux is better known to most of us as the ‘Little Flower’. The relics of St. Thérese arrived in Ireland on Easter Sunday, at the invitation of the Irish Bishops. The vision statement of the visit is that: “the coming of the relics of St. Thérese to Ireland will help individuals and groups to grasp the life and teaching of the Saint, and to consider and renew their own journey in faith to God”. As part of the overall visit the relics will be taken to the Diocese of Raphoe. They will arrive from Derry, to St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny on Friday 1st June. On Saturday 2nd June, they will be taken to St. Fionan’s Church, Falcarragh, and on Sunday 3rd June, the reliquary that holds St. Thérese’s mortal remains will be taken to the Church of St. Joseph and St. Conal, Bruckless.

A bus will be going to the healing Mass in Rossnowlagh on Sunday 3rd June, leaving Mc Guinness’s at 1.30 p.m. After the Mass there will be a visit to the reliquary of St. Thérese of Lisieux in the Church of St. Joseph and St. Conal, Bruckless. For further information ring Mc Guinness’s at 51284.

Our U-15 team won the Gaeltacht Championship recently for the third year in succession. Well done lads!

Congratulations to Michael and Kitty Roarty, The Wood, Glenties who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently. A surprise party was held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties and among their many guests of relatives, friends and neighbours were their three sets of twin grandchildren.

Brian Cannon and Nessa Mc Morrow were married in St. Columba’s Church, Glenswilly on Saturday 19th May 2001. Fr. Eamonn Kelly, Letterkenny officiated and celebrated Nuptial Mass. Brian is a son of Lil and the late Barney Cannon, Meenacairn, Lettermacaward and Nessa is a daughter of Terry and Catherine Mc Morrow, Upper Ballymacool, Letterkenny. Her father gave the bride away. Michelle Mc Laughlin, Alisa Mc Morrow and Rosemary Sweeney were bridesmaids. Dermot Cannon was bestman and Pat Cannon and Peter Mc Cahill were groomsmen. Áine Cannon was flowergirl. Readings were by Donna Cannon and Rory Mc Morrow. Tanya Cannon read Prayers of the Faithful. The groom’s sister, Marie and a brother of the bride brought the Gifts to the Altar. The reception was held in The Milford Inn Hotel, Milford and the honeymoon is being spent in Tenerife. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

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