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Glenties Parish Newsletter 12th July 2019

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

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

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

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

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:


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