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Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd November 2017

Masses for week commencing 20th November to 26th November

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm Benny Craig (Church Road)
Thursday 23rd November 10.00am
Friday 24th November 7.30pm Annie O’Dwyer (Ard McGill) – 2nd Anniversary
Saturday 25th November 11.00am
7.30pm John Joe Melly (Main Street)
Sunday 26th November 11.00am Matthew Mannering (Meenanall & Italy)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 10am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 List for SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES – Any NEW PARISHIONER who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has CHANGED ADDRESS since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House 074 9551117. We would also ask that those who normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so. Thank You

The people of Ireland are taking part in the “Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith” on Sunday, 26th Nov. Feast of Christ the King, @2,30pm. We are asking people to cover every beach in Donegal for this great nationwide event. For more info please call Joan 087 9141588,

Save the Date: 10th December 2017. This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area. We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

The Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions vacant for a General Operative to work on the church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email:

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16 – 35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 8th – 10th December 2017 at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This weekend is being organized by young people for young people. Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided and accommodation is on site. Just bring a donation and a sleeping bag. Booking is essential see, Youth 2000 Ireland on Facebook or 01 6753690.

Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November. Music by Ceili Time. Dancing 8pm to 11pm. Supper served. Admission €10. All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Interested in returning to learning? As part of College Awareness Week, Donegal ETB Adult Guidance and Information Service are hosting an information morning on Thursday 23rd November from 10am to 1pm in Ard Scoil na gCeithre Máistir, Tír Chonaill Street, Donegal Town. Why not drop in for a coffee and have a chat with Eileen. Look forward to meeting you there. For further information contact 074 9725520.

Bernie Keeney, and Ann Brannigan, would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported them in their fundraiser, at the Glenties Harvest Fair, where a sum of €700.00 was raised and presented to the Donegal Hospice. The support is greatly appreciated, and has gone to a worthy cause. Thanks again to all.

The Harvest Fair Draw in aid of the Day Centre amounted to €2190. Thank you to all who contributed.

5K Santa Fun Run/3K Walk in support of Scoil Mhuire National School, Sunday 26th November. Registration from 11.30am in Scoil Mhuire, starting at 12.30 sharp. Santa hats provided, refreshments served afterwards. Everyone welcome.

As from the 1st January, I would kindly ask that all Church Gate collections be taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice. This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide. This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate. Thank you for your understanding in this matter – Fr Gerard.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1935.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

Sunday Mass : *** 12 .15 p.m. ***

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 19th November 12.15pm Rosie Kirke, Edeninfagh & Glasgow

Sunday 26th November 12.15pm Annie McGlynn, Edeninfagh

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to €460.00. Thank You


Prayer for November

Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
and when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
Where you live for ever and ever, Amen


Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address :


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