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Glenties Parish Newsletter 26th February 2019

27th February
7.30pm Pat McDermott R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Glassaghmore, Cloghan)
28th  February
9.30am Connie Gallagher R.I.P. (The Mines, Kilraine)

Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm

1st March
7.30pm Martin McDyer r.i.p.  –  5th Anniversary (Meenahalla)
2nd March
11.00am Fr Pat Prendergast R.I.P. –  2nd Anniversary

12 Noon Peggy Campbell R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Meenahalla)

7.30pm Nancy McLoone & Michael McLoone R.I.P. (Narin Road)

3rd March
11.00am Dr Malachy McCloskey, Mrs Patsy McCloskey & Dr Ann McCloskey  R.I.P. (Mill Road)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning




Readers for March
Saturday 7.30pm – Annette Breslin
Sunday 11am – June Gilroy

Eucharistic Ministers for March
Saturday 7.30pm
– James McDyre, Anne McLoone, James Gallagher, Tim Cranley
Sunday 11am – Anne Doherty, Margaret Kennedy, Anne Connaghan, Niamh Brennan

Collectors for March
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Rosaleen  Doherty,  Paul McHugh, Connell  Mc Hugh
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Martin  Doherty, John  Mc Swiggan, Michael Bonner, Fergus Roarty

Altar Society for March Team B

The Diocese of Raphoe has appointed Margaret Northage as new Designated Liaison Person for Child Safeguarding.  This role is to support, encourage, advise and continue to raise awareness of child safeguarding.  Margaret also holds the role of Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator.  People are encouraged to make contact with the Designated Liaison Person on 086 2183011 or email or at Raphoe Safeguarding Services, Safeguarding Office, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny.  If anyone has a child safeguarding concern or wishes to report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities they should contact the Local HSE and ask to speak to the Duty Social Worker or they may contact An Garda Siochána at one of the numbers listed below:
Gardaí National Protective Services Bureau:  01 6663430 or 01 6663435
In an emergency contact:  Letterkenny  074 9167100,  Ballyshannon   071 9858530  or Milford   074 9153060.
Tusla (Donegal)  Letterkenny  074 9123672/074 9123770,  Donegal Town 074 9723540,  Buncrana 074 9320420

Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support to those who have experienced abuse perpetrated by Church personnel, individually or institutionally. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people and their families, whose spiritual life has been damaged by abuse. It is also a response to the continually growing understanding of the spiritual impact of the trauma of abuse. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion.  If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you. Tel: 01 505 3028. Mobile: 086 7710533. Up to twelve sessions are available and there is no fee.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick:  It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact Fr Gerard or the Parochial House for further details.

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 9.00pm  Jackpot €13,300. on 45 numbers €300 paid out if over 45 numbers.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit
Musical Theatre Camp March Friday 8th 2019 4 – 7 pm for more details contact Zara 0873602008
Fiddle Lesson Wednesday 3.15–7.0
Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00

Marys Meals Church Gate Collection takes place on 2/3 March.

A Saint Vincent De Paul collection will take place on the 23/24th February at the weekend masses.  We appreciate your support.

The Mc Dyer family are hosting a fund-raising Coffee Evening in the Community Centre on Friday night, directly following Martin’s 5th Anniversary Mass. Donations going to The Donegal Hospice. Everyone very welcome, so drop in for a wee cuppa with sweet and savoury bites .We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have a vacancy for Youth Worker, attached to Downstrands Family Resource Centre, in the Dolmen Centre. Community Employment  criteria apply and CE participant can avail of training to up-skill while on the Project. To apply for the above, please email or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

The Edeninfagh CE Scheme has one position 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

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,505.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

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

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 380.00.  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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