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Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th February to 11th February

Tuesday 6th February No Mass
Wednesday 7th February No Mass
Thursday 8th February No Mass
Friday 9th February 7.30pm Cissy Meehan – 2nd Anniversary (Dr mccloskey Crescent)
Saturday 10th February 11.00am Thomas Gallagher – 1st Anniversary (Dublin)

7.30pm Mary B, Paddy, Peter & John Connaghan

Sunday 11th February 11.00am Sonny Molloy & Bridie Molloy (Drimnacrosh)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Fr Gerard will be on holiday from Sunday 4th February to Friday 9th February. In the case of an emergency please contact Fr Donnchadh in Fintown on 074 9546107.

Sick calls will be made on Tuesday 13th February and Thursday 15th February.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue as normal on Thursday Morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of grave spaces remaining at the current part of the Graveyard, it is advised that as an interim measure, any new graves be sourced from the remaining spaces in the older sections of the Graveyard. It is hoped to use the current green area towards the road (adjacent to the Gazebo) for the next development of graves. This is in train. However due to the adverse continual wet conditions the drainage necessary has been delayed before pathways can be erected. – Fr Gerard

“There are a variety of gifts but only the one Spirit.” – St Paul.
It’s good to offer thanks. I would like to acknowledge the Ministry time and effort of all those who minister in different ways in the Church on a weekly basis. Following on meetings with the Ministers of the Word and the Ministers of the Eucharist, I would like to make an appeal for more people to exercise Ministry as Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. To this end boxes are placed in the porch for you to nominate people whom you would consider suitable with their contact details included, in particular an address. These boxes will be available in the porch for weekend Masses and in the Sacristy for week day Masses until Sunday 11th February. Criteria – I would ask that you only nominate parishoners that attend this Church of St Connell. Volunteers are also sought to help clean the Church on a constant basis. If you are interested to give time to this ministry, please contact Fr Gerard.

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018. You can contact the school on 0749544270 or

ENROLMENT PACKS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties for school year 2018 / 2019 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 8th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 22nd February.

ENROLMENT AT ST. RIAGHAN’S NS: Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2018/2019 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 9th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email

ENROLMENT AT EDENINFAGH N.S.: Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2018/2019 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email:

S.N. ÉADAN FHIONN FHRAOICH: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2018/2019. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 /

RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd May to 27th May 2018. Led by Bishop Alan mcguckian,SJ, with Fr Patrick mchugh,PP, as Pilgrimage Director. The price per person is €704.00. Poster can be viewed in the porch with full details.

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Margaret mcconnell will be in the Day Centre on Monday 5th February. For an appointment call 087-1417180.

World Meeting of Families 2018.
As part of the preparations, a Prayer Petition box will be in each Parish within the Diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.

The Holy Family Icon is available at the back of the Chapel. The Diocese of Raphoe will have a Holy Family Icon tour from 1st to 11th June 2018:
1st to 3rd June: Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh
4th to 6th June: Capuchin Friary Ards
7th to 11th June: St Eunan’s Cathedral

Volunteers Needed: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration

The CHRISTMAS CRIB COLLECTION amounted to €500 with all proceeds to Donegal hospice. Thank you for your contributions.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,050.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 7th february 7.00pm Padai Beag agus Teaghlach Champbell
Sunday 11th February 12.15pm Maryanne Boyle, Molly, An Mhullaigh

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 340.00. Thank you


Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 0749551117. Parish email Address :


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