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Glenties Parish Newsletter 2nd April 2019

2nd April
3rd April

7.30pm Eugene Boyle R.I.P. (Glen Road)

4th April

10.00am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 6pm

6.00pm Brendan Gallagher R.I.P. (Ard Connell)

5th April

7.30pm McGill Family R.I.P. (Meenalargan)

6th April
11.00am Bríd & Peter Moore R.I.P. (Maas)

7.30pm Bridget Kelly R.I.P. (Narin Road)

7th April
11.00am Christina Molloy R.I.P. (Clontarf, Dublin & Glenties)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on saturday morning

Readers for April
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Anne McDwyer
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Mary Thompson

Eucharistic Ministers for April
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Patsy Gallagher, David Brennan, Irene Breslin, Margaret Byrne
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Liam Briody, Brigid Kee, Mary Gavigan, Gerry Doherty

Collectors for April
Saturday  7.30 p.m. – Connell Mc Hugh, Martin Breslin, Connie Doherty
Sunday 11.00 a.m. – Micheal O’Haire, James Griffin, James McHugh, Patrick Gallagher

Altar Society for April TEAM C

The Raphoe Diocesan Pioneer Council are again organising the “No Thanks for Lent Campaign”.   Prayer Cards are available at the rear of the Church.


As most people are aware, the new Webcam System has been installed in the main Church for the last two weeks.  Technicians installed an override facility on Tuesday which allows for the streaming to be curtailed in the event of certain ceremonies should this be the wish of immediate families at the time of Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms etc.  It affords people locally and others throughout the world to tune into home and share in the Prayer of Masses from elsewhere, from Perth to Peking.  It can be accessed via  The total cost of installation was €3,300 including V.A.T.  There will also be an annual fee for this service.  Should anyone wish to assist in defraying part of the cost, any donations would be appreciated.

Thank you to all who generously made donations to help defray the cost of the installation of the Webcam system.  A further €620 has been gratefully received.

Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire Under 11 Quiz Team on their recent win.  We wish them Good Luck in the All Ireland Final in the R.D.S, Dublin, next Sunday, 7th April.

Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire Girls Gaelic Football Team on their recent success.  We wish them Good Luck in the Ulster Finals on Wednesday in Magherafelt, Co Derry.

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day.  A big “Thank You” to all the volunteers, those who donated fresh daffodils and to everyone who supported Daffodil Day.  The total amount raised €2272.14.

Margaret  Connell, THE  FOOT  CARE  PRACTITIONER,  will  be  in  the  Day  Centre  on Monday 1st April.   To  book   an appointment  call  087 1417180.

An SVP collection for Uganda will take place at the weekend masses on the 30th and the 31st of March.

A recent Church Gate Collection taken up by The Bluestack Foundation amounted to €441.38.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Glenties Men’s Shed will hold a Quiz Night on Saturday 6th April in the Men’s Shed, The Rock, at 8.30pm. Table of 4 €20.  Everyone welcome.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick: A group of young people, from the Parish, from 3rd year upward, will go 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.

A two-day retreat, presented by James Brown, will take place at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Donegal Town on the 11th and 12th May.  Cost if €25.  Booking is essential.  Contact Mary Corcoran 086 3152460  or Ann Colhoun  087 2283132.

I, Agnes Gallagher Tullyard Road wish to acknowledge with gratitude the very generous donations received during the recent celebration of my 90th birthday party with Holy Mass at my home surrounded by family and friends. The amount raised was €1,000.00 and I have decided to donate €500 to the Glenties Day Centre and the other €500 to Trócaire. A very sincere thank you to Fr.Gerard for celebrating a memorable Mass and to all who attended and helped in any way.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €2,090.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass    12.15pm

Sunday 7th April  12.15pm  John Ward,  Taobh a Loch

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  Thursday   6pm – 8pm

Monday          9.30am
First Friday,  5th April     6.00pm

First Friday Mass will be followed by Stations of the Cross.

Fr Donncadh will visit the sick and housebound on Friday 5th April from 11am.

Collector for April: Peadar Molloy, Lacklea

Recent Church Gate Collection taken up by The Bluestack Foundation amounted to €65.40.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 360.00.  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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