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Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 8th January to 14th January

Monday 8th January No Mass
Tuesday 9th January 9.30am
Wednesday 10th January 7.30pm
Thursday 11th January 9.30am
Friday 12th January 7.30pm Ann McDyer – Months Mind (Maas)
Saturday 13th January 11.00am
7.30pm Martin Molloy (Lower Mully)
Sunday 14th January 11.00am Mary & James Gallagher (Glen Road)

Confessions: immediately after Saturday 11am Mass

Adoration of the blessed sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am mass to 6pm in the small chapel.

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

A silver chain with a small gold heart and a man’s wedding ring has been lost in the Glenties area on Sunday 3rd December. If found please contact 087 2987991.

Anam Cara Donegal, an organization that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly parent evening on Thursday 11th January from 7.30pm – 9pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. Anam Cara offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether recent or not.

School of Tourism, Killybegs is now accepting applications for the certificate in preparatory studies. This gateway programme to third level study has no fees and is available to unemployed persons, stay-at-home parents, retirees, recent leaving certificate applied students and adults who have been out of education for a long period. The course begins on Tuesday 16th January in the Killybegs campus. It runs 3 days per week, Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 2.45pm. Email Sean today on to secure your place in this programme.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 9th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Wednesday 10th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road.

World meeting of families 2018
As part of the preparations, a prayer petition box will go around 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 Glenties Community Playgroup are seeking applicants for a childcare practitioner for a pre-school class. The candidate must hold a minimum qualification of fetac level 5 or equivalent. Also to have experience in special educational needs. Lamh (Irish sign language) is a plus. Have a current occupational first aid certificate to include pediatric training, and one years’ experience of working with young children. The successful candidate will be required to work 3 mornings per week 9am – 12.00pm. If you are interested, an application pack can be received by emailing or by post to the Glenties Community Playgroup Limited, Glen Road, Glenties, Co. Donegal. Closing date for applications is 11th January 2018. Short listing may apply.

Sincere thanks from Fr Donnchadh and Fr Gerard for your generous Christmas gifts.

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 1,550.00. Thank you


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday mass: 12 .15 p.m.

Mass intentions & anniversaries:
Sunday 14th January 12.15pm Kathleen Molloy

Fr donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Wednesday 10th January commencing at 11am

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 335.00. Thank you


Notices for the parish newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 0749551117.
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