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Glenties Parish Newsletter 9th December 2019

Monday
9th December
7.30pm Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virigin Mary
Tuesday
10th December
9.30am Gerry Boyle R.I.P. 5th Anniversary (Stranaglough)
Wednesday
11th December
7.30pm
Thursday
12th December
9.30am
Friday
13th December
7.30pm Baby Mia Rose McDyre R.I.P. 4th Anniversary (Glen Road)
Saturday
14th December
11.00am

3.00pm Tony Boyle R.I.P. Months Mind also remembering Margaret & John Boyle R.I.P., Dan O’Donnell R.I.P. & John & Mary O’Kane R.I.P. (115 Ard Patrick)

7.30pm Jim Breslin R.I.P. (Buncrobog)

Sunday
15th December
11.00am Barney mcdyre R.I.P. (Mullantyboyle)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

With 8th December falling on a Sunday, the Mass of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary takes place on Monday 9th December at 7.30pm

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 10th: Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday  11th: Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin  Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Let’s get ready to receive Christ afresh into our hearts and homes this Christmas.  With this in mind, the following are the local dates and times for the Sacrament of Confession:
Monday 16th December at 7.00pm Fintown
Tuesday 17th December at 8.00pm Ardara
Thursday 19th December at 8.00pm Glenties
Sunday 22nd December after 12.15pm Mass Edeninfagh

2020 Church Envelopes are now ready to distribute.  Please contact Fr Gerard or the Parochial House to arrange collection.

Carol Services  in the Church:
St Columbas Comprehensive School: Tuesday 10th December at  2.30pm
Scoil Mhuire: Thursday 12th  at 7pm
Ceol le Chéile Choir Sunday 15th at   6pm

Annual Carol Service and Craft Fair in Halla Cholm Cille, Fintown  Thursday 12th December at 7pm

The Donegal Choir of ages “ Ceol Le Cheile”,  will perform their festive concert in St Connell’s Church Glenties on Sunday 15th December at 6pm.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural/Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies.  To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com.   C.E workers can avail of training to upskill while on CE scheme.
Bingo Tuesday 10th Dec Jackpot €7,100 on 45 numbers or less.

A sincere thank you from the Glenties Youth Club to everyone who contributed to our Church Gate Collection last weekend. A total of €595.60 was collected. It is greatly appreciated, Thank you.

As Christmas approaches, the giving and receiving of gifts will be a major part of our activities.  Let’s remember those for whom the bare essentials will be a struggle this Christmas.  With this in mind, it is hoped that the parish might play its part by helping the We Care Letterkenny Food Bank (last year we provided toys to be distributed to children).  The We Care Letterkenny Food Bank is an intervention service to help families/individuals in crisis.  We intend to collect NON PERISHABLE Foods (No tins of beans) and to deliver these to the food bank by 12th December.  These goods can be left in the Sacristy or at the Parochial House.  See Facebook – “We Care Lk Food Bank”.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society annual Christmas Church Gate Collection on the14th/15th December.  We really appreciate your donations at this time of year. If you need help please call 087 6050041. If you would like to make a donation please use the numbers below:
Account Name: SVP Glenties
IBAN: IE55BOFI90489429477259
BIC: BOFIIED2XXX
Account No.: 29477259

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1976.00. Thank You.


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Sunday 8th December Dominic McCauley R.I.P., Clonmel & Meenaleenhan
Sunday 15th December Joe Coyle R.I.P., Teangavan

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 260.00. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 25th November 2019

Monday
25th November
No Mass
Tuesday
26th November
9.30am Madge & Phil Gallagher R.I.P. (Station Road)
Wednesday
27th November
No Mass
Thursday
28th November
9.30am

Mass will be followed by Adoration with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
29th November
7.30pm John McLoone R.I.P. 2nd Anniversary (Mill Road)
Saturday
30th November
10.00am John Molloy R.I.P. 50th Anniversary and Joan Molloy R.I.P. (Dublin, Tullyhoniver) also Frances Molloy Bell R.I.P.  (Wicklow)

11.00am Bridget Sweeney R.I.P. Months Mind (Letterilly)

7.30pm Colm Melly R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Stone Park Apartments)

Sunday
1st December
11.00am Vincent Campbell R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Meenahalla)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Readers for December
Saturday 7.30pm: Anne O’Donnell
Sunday 11am: Brian McDevitt

Eucharistic Ministers for December
Saturday 7.30pm: David Brennan, Irene Breslin, Margaret Byrne, Patsy Gallagher
Sunday 11am: Mary Gavigan, Brigid Kee, Margaret Kennedy, Anne Doherty

Collectors for December
Saturday 7.30pm: Gerry Byrne, Patrick O’Donnell, John Hegarty
Sunday 11am: Rosemary Dewhirst, Bernie Quinn, John Roarty

Altar Society for December Team B

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 1,575.00. Thank you

The Annual Glenties Parish Social has been changed to Sunday 8th December in the Highlands Hotel commencing at 3.00 with Mass. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. We are also appealing to the Public for any Donations towards the running costs of this important Celebration.

Church Gate Collection this weekend in aid of the Glenties National School Gym. Weekend 23rd and 24th. Please help us to keep it open.

Glenties Family Mass Choir are holding a cake sale on Saturday 30th November both before and after the Family Mass.  Doors open in the Market Hall at 7.00pm.  Your support would be very much appreciated.  Come for a free cuppa and buy some goodies!!  Next Family Mass on Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm.

A fully guided pilgrimage has been booked to the Holy Land for an 8 night stay from October 26th 2020 to November 3rd 2020. The first 4 nights will be based in Bethlehem and the second 4 nights in Nazareth.  The Spiritual Director is Fr Robert McNamara (Galway) and the Group Leader is Anne McDwyer (Glenties). The cost is €1535 which includes flights, transfers,accommodation,the cost of the guide plus breakfast and evening meals.  A €200 deposit secures a place and the rest can be paid in instalments. For more information please contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 878 8159 or Anne 087 7530132 annemcdwyer@gmail.com.

CLG Naomh Conaill will hold their AGM on Friday 6th December at 8pm in the Market Hall and all members are encouraged to attend.   Nomination & motion forms are available in the following locations, The Co-op Glenties, The Post office Glenties, Glenties Service Station & St Colmcille’s Church Fintown.   Please ensure anyone receiving a Nomination is willing to undertake the role. Closing date for Nominations & motions will be 5pm Friday 29th November.  As per Club constitution, only nominations received by this date will be considered for election.

As Christmas approaches, the giving and receiving of gifts will be a major part of our activities.  Let’s remember those for whom the bare essentials will be a struggle this Christmas.  With this in mind, it is hoped that the parish might play its part by helping the We Care Letterkenny Food Bank (last year we provided toys to be distributed to children).  The We Care Letterkenny Food Bank is an intervention service to help families/individuals in crisis.  We intend to collect NON PERISHABLE Foods (No tins of beans) and to deliver these to the food bank by 12th December.  These goods can be left in the Sacristy or at the Parochial House.  See Facebook – “We Care Lk Food Bank”.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural/Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies.  To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com.   C.E workers can avail of training to upskill while on CE scheme.

The Edeninfagh CE 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.mhicfhionnlaoigh@udaras.ie


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Sunday 24th November Rose & Henry Kirke R.I.P., Glasgow & Edeninfagh
Sunday 1st December Kitty Quinn R.I.P., Cnoc Leitreach

There will be a meeting in Edeninfagh Hall on Monday 25th November at 7.30pm, Failte Roimh achan nduine.

Collector for December :Breidín Gallagher

Last week’s offertory collection amounted to € 350.00. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 18th November 2019

Monday
18th November
No Mass
Tuesday
19th November
9.30am
Wednesday
20th November
7.30pm Kathleen O’Donnell (10th Anniversary) and her husband Paddy R.I.P. (Ard Connell)
Thursday
21st November
9.30am

Mass will be followed by Adoration with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
22nd November
7.30pm John Earley R.I.P. 10th Anniversary (Mullinard)
Saturday
23rd November
11.00am Denis McDermott R.I.P. (Paisley, Scotland)

7.30pm Annie & Danny O’Dwyer R.I.P. (Ard McGill)

Sunday
24thNovember
11.00am Neilly O’Donnell R.I.P. (Meenadinna)

Confessions will follow 11am Mass On Saturday morning

An evening of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adult Training will be held in St Mary’s Parish Centre, Ardara on Monday 18th November from 7.00 – 8.30pm.  Anyone involved in any way in parish ministry is encouraged and welcome to attend, whether this is for the first time or a necessary refresher course.  Please let the Parochial House or Fr Gerard know if you intend to be present.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 1st December in the Highlands Hotel commencing at 3.00 with Mass. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. We are also appealing to the Public for any Donations towards the running costs of this important Celebration.

On behalf of the Holy Cross Group Bethleham, a huge thank you to everyone for your support last weekend.  A total of €6,960 was raised from sales of religious goods. Afif has left some leaflets at the back of the Church if anyone wants to contact him.

Glenties Christmas Market, Highlands Hotel on Sunday 24th November from 11 am until 5 pm. With up to 35 exhibitors you are sure to find the ideal gifts for Christmas. A large selection of gifts from local businesses and crafts with a warm Christmas atmosphere. Come out and support our local businesses and crafts and keep our community alive.

Santa Run for Scoil Mhuire November 24th (Registration from 11am at National School). Refreshments will be served & prizes to be won! Everyone welcome.

The Next Family Mass with be on Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm. There will be a Family Mass meeting on Monday 18th November at 9.30pm in the Parochial House.

Glenties Day Centre AGM will take place on Monday 18th November at 7pm in the Day Centre.

Anam Cara Donegal the organisation that supports bereaved parents are holding a Parent Support event on Tuesday 19th November at 6:50pm,  Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town.

CLG Naomh Conaill will hold their AGM on Friday 6th December at 8pm in the Market Hall and all members are encouraged to attend.   Nomination & motion forms are available in the following locations, The Co-op Glenties, The Post office Glenties, Glenties Service Station & St Colmcille’s Church Fintown.   Please ensure anyone receiving a Nomination is willing to undertake the role. Closing date for Nominations & motions will be 5pm Friday 29th November.  As per Club constitution only nominations received by this date will be considered for election.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural/Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies.  To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com.   C.E workers can avail of training to upskill while on the CE scheme.
Bingo Tuesday  – Jackpot €6,800 45 numbers or less.

The Edeninfagh CE 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.mhicfhionnlaoigh@udaras.ie

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,875.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Sunday 17th November Patrick & Bridie Mulhern R.I.P., Lugnagillew
Sunday 24th November Rose & Henry Kirke R.I.P., Glasgow & Edeninfagh

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 300.00. Thank You.

The recent collection taken up for the ISPCC amounted to €50. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Playground Closed

It is with regret that Glenties Playground Committee has taken the decision to close the Playground.

It is unfortunate that our efforts to get Donegal County Council to honour their obligation to put the Playground under their authority has been unsuccessful to date. This is unacceptable and left us with no choice but to close it especially in the light of other playgrounds being funded for maintenance and insurance in this electoral area.

At this point, we ask that all parents and guardians make representations to their local representatives to rectify this situation as soon as possible.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 9th October 2019

There was no winner of this weeks Gaa lotto, The numbers drawn out were 01-07-11-20 and the 2x€50 went to Maryann Molloy, Sheskinnatinny and Martin Mc Taggart, Sommy Portnoo . Next weeks Jackpot is €3,000

Naomh Conaill club 200 draw took place on Tuesday the 1st October and the winners were as follows €500 Mia Rodgers,Stonepark, 5x€100 Pj Campbell, Ard Patrick, Gerry Byrne Ard Patrick,Anthony Thompson Jnr Ard Mc Gill, John Block Molloy Mully, Claire Keeney Stonepark. Congratulations to all the winners and draw number 4 will be Tuesday 5th Nov.

Congratulations to All of Naomh Conaill Senior Team and Management on there victory over St Eunans in the County semi final in Ballybofey last Sunday with a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-11. Good Luck to all in the final on Sunday 20th October

Club Flags, Bunting, Hats Etc is for sale in the Inniskeel Coop from now, anyone looking for jearseys, tops etc can log on to All Sports website https://www.allsportstore.com/en/Naomh-Conaill/c-465.aspx and ONeills website https://www.oneills.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=naomh+conaill

Go Gaste Glenties v Ardara will be shown on TG4 this Sunday 13th October at 8.30pm. The opening episode this Sunday features an intense match-up between old rivals Ardara and Glenties. Both teams gave it everything but there could only be one winner. After the gruelling race there was only one minute and 20 seconds between the teams but who won? Well, you will just have to tune in on Sunday at 8.30pm on TG4 to find out.

Naomh Conaill Minor Board are hosting once again after last years success Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent in the Market Hall on Friday the 18th of October @7pm. Admission €5 adult and children free. Open to all primary and secondary school children up to 17 years of age. All acts welcome.To Enter contact Owen Mc Geehan (0862506653), Robert Farrell (0879347180), Linda Kennedy (0868504432).

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th October 2019

Wednesday
9th October
7.30pm
Thursday
10th October
9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
11th October
7.30pm Jim Breslin R.I.P. (Buncrobog)
Saturday
12th October
11.00am

7.30pm Edie Bonner R.I.P. (Ard Connell)

Sunday
13th October
11.00am John McHugh and deceased members of the McHugh Family R.I.P. (Glenmacaniff, Glenties)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,715.00. Thank You

Visitation Of The Sick & Elderly Will Take Place This Week As Follows
Tuesday 8th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr Mccloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Thursday 10th – Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.
**Please Note That Wednesday Calls Will Take Place On Thursday Of This Week.**

From October onwards, the Traditional LATIN Mass will take place every Sunday in St. Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen at 1100AM.  There will be October devotions immediately after the Mass.

NOW is the time. ANYONE interested in answering Our Lady’s request to do the Five First Saturdays and would like to have a statue of Our Lady of Fatima from WAF (World Apostolate of Fatima/Ireland) please call 0879141588.

The Mens Shed Harvest Fair Draw was held on Tuesday Night (1st Oct) at the Market Hall.   Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who took part!
1st Prize – Ben Carr – Ewe
2nd Prize John McGowan – Pup
3rd Prize Margaret Timony – Large Storage Box
4th Prize Bernie Martin – Small Storage Box
5th Prize Aoife Mongan – 2 Bags of Coal
6th Prize John Hegarty –  Bottle of Whiskey
7th Prize Joe Gallagher – Bottle of Bacardi
8th Prize William Cunningham – Bottle of Wine

Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan are starting in the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Wednesday 9th October 8-9.30pm.  Everyone welcome.  Join us and learn the Maggie Pickens and lots of other dances.  €5 per class including tea and homebakes.

Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent:  Have you got talent? Then come along to the Naomh Conaill’s Got Talent Show in aid of the Minor Board on Friday 18th October in the Market Hall, at 7pm.The talent show is open to all primary and secondary school children   up to 17 years of age. All acts welcome.
To enter please contact: Owen McGeehan (Fintown) 086 2506653, Robert Farrell (Glenties) 087 9347180 or Linda Kennedy  (Glenties)  086 8504432.
Come along for a great night of fun and entertainment.
Admission: Adults €5, children free

NPR CE scheme have vacancies for participants at Glenties Day Centre, St Shanaghan House Ardara, Leitir Seniors Club and The Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. CE criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail dolmencentre@eircom.net or by phone at 9545010 or more information.  C.E participants can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.

Cake Sale in the Market Hall Glenties after Mass on Saturday 12th October and Sunday morning 13th October to raise funds for the Halloween Ball which is being run by the Gaelic for Mothers & Others on Sunday 27th October 2019. All proceeds raised at this ball to benefit local charities Glenties Cardiac First Responders and Glenties Christmas Lights.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, C.E criteria applies.  To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com for more information.   Anyone wishing to book the Market Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M 074 9557880.
Bowls Mondays 8 o’clock
Bingo
Tuesday Jackpot €6,200. on 48 numbers or less
Irish Dancing Wednesdays at 3.15pm
Fiddle Classes Wednesday 3.15pm – 7.30pm
Tai Chi Wednesday at 7.30pm
Parent & Toddler Group Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm


Church Of The Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Sunday 6th October 12.15pm Sarah Herron, Greenans R.I.P.
Sunday 13th October 12.15pm John Mccallaig, Edeninfagh R.I.P.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted To € 285.00. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 3rd September 2019

Wednesday
4th September
7.30pm Private Intention
Thursday
5th September
9.30am Sr Columba (Maura) Gildea R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary (Kells, Co Meath & Stranaglough)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
6th September
7.30pm Packie Gallagher & Deceased Gallagher Family R.I.P. (Stranoughter)
Saturday
7th September
11.00am John Boyle R.I.P. (Meenalargan)

7.30pm Frank & Nadine Connaghan, Anne Brolly & Deceased Members of the Connaghan & Boyle Family R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
8th September
11.00am Jonathan & Josephine Bonner R.I.P. (Dry Arch)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 3rd Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 4th Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

  ***ADVANCE WARNING***
The N56 Main Street, Glenties will be closed to all traffic by order of Donegal County Council on Thursday September 12th between 8am and 9pm.  Closures will also take place on Sunday September 15th between 3pm and 8pm.  These closures are associated with the 2019 Glenties Harvest Fair. Access will be permitted to residents and emergency vehicles only.  Diversion Route is along the R261 from Hillhead, Ardara to Maas via Narin and will be signposted.

Its time to get your thinking caps and baking hats on as the HORTICULTURAL SHOW is coming back to the  HARVEST FAIR 14th September.  We hope to see some of your beautiful Home baking, jams, arts & crafts etc. More info contact Sarah 0872921674

Playschool & Afterschool’s/breakfast club reopening  on Monday, 2nd September!  We would like to remind parents of children wishing to avail of our Breakfast & Afterschools, that they will need to re-register their child/children if they have not already done so! We would just like to thank everyone for a great summer, it has exceeded all our expectations!

An item of jewellery was found in the Church.  To reclaim, contact the Parochial House.

St Vincent dePaul Church Gate Collection will be taken up on the weekend of 14th/15th September. Please give what you can.

Glenties Musical Theatre are busy rehearsing the musical Hairspray which they will present in the Comprehensive School Gym on September 19th, 20th, 22nd, at 8.00 and with a Matinee at 1 o’clock on Saturday 21st . With performers in the age range of 11 to 60 plus [no one owning up to being older !] lots of good songs and dancing, it will be a good night out for all the family. Book early to avoid disappointment, order tickets on 0871309755 or purchase them in the Inniskeel Co-op Glenties.

Due to GDPR Laws (Data Protection), Clergy are no longer able to avail of hospital lists in Letterkenny University Hospital which makes visiting parishioners more difficult.  If you have  a loved one in Letterkenny Hospital and you feel they would like a visit, please let Fr Gerard know.

Free bus to Belfast, Saturday 7th Sept leaving Mc Guinnesses Cafe at 9am. Be a voice for our unborn. Support Pro-Life.To book Ring Johnny 087 3676955. Show you care.

Keyboard Lessons will resume in Ardara on Monday 9th and Thursday 12th September.  Beginners welcome.  For further information contact Laura McGinley on 087 6362590.

Bonner Cannon School of Irish Dance: Irish Dancing Classes resume on Tuesday 3rd September at 4pm in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties.  Beginners welcome.

NPR CE scheme have vacancies for participants at Glenties Day Centre, St Shanaghan House Ardara, Leitir Seniors Club and The Dolmen Centre Kilclooney. CE criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail dolmencentre@eircom.net or by phone at 9545010 or more information.  C.E participants can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,865.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Friday 6th September 6.00pm (First Friday Mass)
Confessions from 5.30pm Friday 6th September

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Friday 6th September from 11am.

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 575.00. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 20th August 2019

Wednesday
21st August
7.30pm James McBrearty R.I.P. (Stracastle)
Thursday
22nd August
9.30am
Friday
23rd August
7.30pm Michael McCahill R.I.P. (Derries)
Saturday
24th August
11.00am

7.30pm Johnny O’Donnell R.I.P. (Stranaglough)

Sunday
25th August
11.00am Mamie McDyer R.I.P. 1st Anniversary (Mullantyboyle)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Congratulations and God’s Blessing upon Fr Anthony, the joy of whose Ordination and First Mass we have shared in as a Parish Community in the days gone by.  May God Bless him in his ministry ahead in his service of the people within the diocese.  It has been a great time of coming together, of helping and sharing as God’s people.  A huge thank you to all who helped in any way and who provided service or their time.  Thank You especially to the following:  Gallaghers Bakery, Ardara;  Hughie Molloy (Milk);  the Staff of the Market Hall;  Leo Dunphy;  Doherty’s Sawmill,  Ballinamore;  Mulrines, Ballybofey; The Cope Gleinties; Mark O’Donnell & Sophie Connaughton; Kieran Kennedy and the Ardaghey Band; Bridin & James Gallagher; Cathal Gallagher; Glenside Bacon Company; the Choir; those who helped clean the Church and those who did the flower arrangements. Thank you to all those who provided catering, teas and home bakes and the delicious cakes and all others who helped in any way. Thank you also to the local Community Employment Schemes who provided their time and service. Finally the organising committee who undertook trojan work and those who helped with bunting, banners and flags.  Míle Buíochas ó chroí d’achan nduine.

Fr. Anthony’s First Mass of Thanksgiving is in Edeninfagh on Sunday 25th at 12.15pm.

First Anniversary Mass of Maureen Quinn R.I.P, The Glen Tavern, Greenans On Wednesday 21st August in the Church of The Holy Family Edeninfagh at 7pm

National Grandparents Pilgrimage September 8th, Knock Shrine 2.30pm.  Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin –  Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’

Glenties Parish Youth Choir:  An enrolment evening will take place in the Parochial house on Tuesday 27th August from 7 to 8 pm for choir members for the coming school year.  The choir members are asked to make a commitment to attend as many of the choir practises as possible. These are held on most Friday afternoons straight after school in the Chapel. The choir sings at the Family Mass which is usually the first Saturday evening of every month plus Christmas and Easter Sunday morning and also the First Holy Communion Mass.  All ages welcome but , due to lack of space, the number of under 7’s is limited. Young musicians are also very welcome.

Fintown Taobh Tíre Library:  We are offering Readings Rooms from September for children aged 10 -12 years where a story or poem is read aloud and discussed.  Reading rooms aims to promote the mental wellbeing of children, increase their confidence whilst also instilling a love of literature.  The group will meet on a Monday evening 7p.m. to 8p.m.  It  is  limited  to 10 children. If you would like to enrol your child, please contact Liam on 087 6365481.

Glenities Community Centre:  Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10 A.M.–2 P.M or ring 074 9557880.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for Office worker, Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker,Horticultural workers/ Maintenance worker, C.E criteria applies. To apply for any of  the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@gmail.com  for more information.  C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.
Bingo every Tuesday night 9.00pm.  Jackpot €13,300. on 47 numbers €300 paid out if over 47 numbers.

An item of jewellery was found in the Church on Sunday 11th August.  To reclaim please contact the Parochial House.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,820.00. Thank You


Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Wednesday 21st August 7.00pm Maureen Quinn R.I.P., The Glen Tavern, Greenans – 1st Anniversary

Sunday 25th August 12.15pm Fr Anthony Briody’s  First Mass of Thanksgiving

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 320.00. 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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 6th August 2019

Wednesday
7th August
7.30pm Barney & Maggie Boyle and deceased family R.I.P. (Derries)
Thursday
8th August
9.30am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass with Benediction at 6pm

Friday
9th August
7.30pm Thomas J McDyre R.I.P. (Dr McCloskey Crescent & Derries)
Saturday
10th August
*10.00am* Nancy Connolly R.I.P. Months Mind (Mill Road)

11.00am Barney & Denis McLoone R.I.P. (Maas)

7.30pm Hugh McGill R.I.P. (Glen Road)

Sunday
11th August
11.00am Maggie Keeney (1st Anniversary) & her husband Conal Kenney R.I.P. (Tullyhoniver)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

There will be no Adoration on Thursday 15th August due to it being a Holy Day and the Ordination.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,735.00. Thank You.

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 6th Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 7th Stonepark, Mill Road, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

The Ordination of Rev. Anthony Briody will take place in the Cathedral, Letterkenny on Thursday August 15th at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this Ordination Mass in the Cathedral.  This will be a great day of joy for the Diocese but especially for the town of Glenties.  It will be some years before the Diocese will see another Ordination.  Rev. Anthony will celebrate his First Mass in Glenties on Friday 16th August at 7.00pm.  After Mass Rev. Anthony will impart his first blessings.

Alan Kee Memorial Darts: The family of the late Alan Kee R.I.P. would like to thank Alan’s team mates for organising a memorial darts tournament and all those who helped out in anyway on the night to make it such a success.  A special word of thanks to those who sponsored the raffles and the auction and to the people who gave generous donations. A total of €9647.55 was raised on the night in aid of the Church of Ireland, Glenties. A huge thank you to all.

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Event at the Glen Tavern 16th,17th and 18th August.  All donations will go to Glenties Day Centre.
Friday 16th August: Darts Competition at 9pm  Entry €10.  Winner:  Trophy & €100,  Runner up €50.  Finger Food on the night.  All Welcome.
Saturday 17th August:  Traditional Irish Music with Spot Prizes on the night.
Sunday 18th August:  Motorbike Run at 3pm from the Glen Tavern, registration from 2pm.  Followed by BBQ and spot prizes.  Music by Pat Molloy.

Fintown Taobh Tíre Library:  We are offering Readings Rooms from September for children aged 10 -12 years where a story or poem is read aloud and discussed. Reading rooms aims to promote the mental wellbeing of children, increase their confidence whilst also instilling a love of literature.  The group will meet on a Monday evening 7p.m. to 8p.m.  It is limited to 10 children. If you would like to enrol your child, please contact Liam on 087 6365481

The Simon Community North West Collection last weekend amounted to €485. Thank you to everyone who contributed.


Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh.

There will be no Mass at 12.15pm on Sunday 4th August

Graveyard Mass on Sunday 4th August at 3pm in the Church.  Blessing of Graves after Mass.

There will be a meeting in  Edeninfagh Hall on Friday 9th August at 8.30pm in preparation for Rev. Anthony Briody’s Mass on Sunday 25th August.

All are welcome to the meeting.

Collectors for August Gerard Campbell, Meenavale

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 305.00.  Thank You.

Swimming Pool at Kilclooney, Portnoo

After many years of work, the Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. (Dolmen Centre) is proud to announce that Donegal County Council have granted planning approval for our 25m x 10m Swimming Pool at Kilclooney, Portnoo.

There is a 4 week period before we get official Planning recognition (subject to any of the bodies who raised ‘an interest’, lodging an objection). Considering that these bodies have already looked at the project and deemed it appropriate, this is unlikely.

We are indebted to the Committee (in particular Tony Kitterick, who project managed this feat from the start), and to you the Community who stood by us when we ran fundraisers to engage Design Teams, create a Feasibility Study, source Natura Impact Statement etc. There are some conditions which we will have to observe, but these are not insurmountable and we look forward to progressing to the next stage of the project.

We always hoped to have our Planning Permission this side of a General Election, and we would encourage you all to use your democratic right to influence any prospective T.D’s when they are canvassing our area.

This Planning Permission is a bold statement by our Community, which states that we the people of this area believe that this will act as a ‘Flagship Project’ which will bring much needed investment to our area. We have spent nearly €100,000 to date on this development and it is now appropriate that the Funding Bodies and Government in general get behind us on this worthwhile project.

We will be preparing a funding plan in the Autumn which will see us prepare for any future progress.