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Glenties Parish Newsletter 16th January 2019

16th January
7.30pm Kathleen Molloy & her parents Mick & Susan Meehan & Her Brother Tommy Meehan R.I.P. (Lacklea)
17th January
Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm
18th January
19th January
11.00am Louise Furey R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Ard Patrick)

7.30pm Biddy McGlynn (Anniversary) and her Grandaughter Michelle McGlynn (Birthday Rememberence) R.I.P. (London & Fintown)

20th January
11.00am Mamie & Cornelius Sweeney R.I.P. (Gortnasillagh)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning.

Glenties Community Playgroup Limited Extension of services. Registration for our new wobbler/toddler room. We are extending our services and are expecting to be open at the end of January 2019.  Registration of young children from 1 year upwards will take place in the playgroup building on Monday, 7th January 2019 at 8pm. . Anyone wishing to enrol their wobbler/toddler please come along and meet with the early years practitioners. Please bring evidence of your child’s PPS number and record of immunisations to date. If you require any further information we can be contacted on 074 95 51907 and ask for Kellie or Bridie/0877570857.

Fintown Harps AFC 50/50 Draw €2 a ticket or 3 tickets for €5.  Draw will take place the last Thursday of every month.  Tickets are on sale in local businesses or ask any player.

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July, New Graveyard Glenties
Due to the great numbers of people from near and far who prayerfully attend the Graveyard Prayers during the summer months and after reflection, I propose having Graveyard Prayers and Blessings in place of Mass as has been the case up to now.  This change will bring us in line with most of the neighbouring Parishes and is being done as a means to prioritise Health and Safety.  This is particularly relevant due to the great numbers, especially the large portion of elderly people who attend.  I hope that you will understand the rationale behind this change and thank you for your understanding.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick
It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish of secondary school age, from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  After ascending the reek, we hope to have Mass on the summit in the Oratory Chapel.  There would be time to stop for a meal on the return journey.  The cost of the transport would be a parish cost with each person paying for their own meal. Each person under 18 years wishing to take part must complete a “Child Consent Form” and parents/guardians a “Parental Consent Form” which are available in the Parochial House.

Upcoming Activities at the Downstrands Family Resource Centre, Portnoo.
Activities for 2019 include Yoga, Nutrition & Fitness, Creative Writing, Piloxing, Knitting, Creating Happy, Art for All, Patchwork, Archaeology, Feng Shui, Stress Control, Safe Talk and Introduction to Grow.  Children’s Activities include badminton, basketball, judo and Bricks 4 Kids.   Grinds for Leaving Certificate start this Saturday, 12th January in the Hub Youth Centre.  For more information or to book a place, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0749545879. (Leaflets can be obtained in the health centre, the post office, The Highlands Hotel and Glenties Service Station).

The amount collected at the fundraising night held in “Dinnys “on the 16th December for “Motor Neurone Disease Association” was a grand sum of €2145.00.   This amount has been passed on to the Association.  The organisers wish to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail  for more information.  C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880 or Mary at 0860872754 or Laura at 0862518322.

Bingo every Tuesday night at 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300 on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Circuits class every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6.30am for more information contact Conor 0874267718.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30.  Bowls Mondays and Fridays 8.00—10.00.
Fiddle Classes Wednesdays 3.30—6.45.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,940.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

SUNDAY   MASS: ***   12 .15 p.m.   ***

Sunday 13th January 12.15pm Owen & Margaret McGlynn & Family, Lacklea & Glenties

Weekend  31st December, Offertory Collection amounted to € 315.00.  Thank You.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to €325.00.  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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