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Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 18th June 2019

There was no winner of this weeks Gaa lotto, The numbers drawn out were 02-06-08-27 and the 2x€50 went to Janet Given, Woodhill Ardara and Anne Bonner, Glen Road . Next weeks Jackpot is €5,900

Naomh Conaill club 200 draw took place on Tuesday the 4th June and the winners were as follows €500 Patrick Gill, 5x€100 Breid Furey, Christine Boyle, Anthony Molloy, Seamus Campbell, Donal Mc Loone. Congratulations to all the winners and draw number 12 will be Tuesday 2nd July.

Donegal Gaa fundraiser Buy a Brick. Anyone wanting to purchase a brick can they please contact Muriel 0876485725. Each brick is €100

Good luck to Leo, Ciaran, and Eoghan and all the Donegal panel in this Years Ulster Final, and good Luck to Amy Boyle Carr in the Ulster Ladies Final  from all at Naomh Conaill Gaa club.

Well done to Naomh Conaill U14 Boys on winning the SRB Division 1 semi final on Monday evening. Best of luck in the Final.

This years Kelloggs Cul camp will take place on Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July in Glenties. Price cost €60 first child, €55 second, €45 third/fourth child. For more info you can contact Robert Farrell on 0879347180. To Book a child you can go onto the following website https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=Donegal&venue=856&week=5 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps – are organised throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm

Naomh Conaill would like to Thank everyone involved in helping out with all the junior and leaving cert exam students with special grinds held in the Gaa grounds for a number of weeks building up to the exams. Well done to all involved.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 17th June 2019

Monday
17th June
No Mass
Tuesday
18th June
9.30am
Wednesday
19th June
7.30pm Eileen McLoone R.I.P. (Strabuí)
Thursday
20th June
9.30am

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

Friday
21st June
7.30pm
Saturday
22nd June
11.00am James McDermott R.I.P. – Month’s Mind (Main Street)

7.30pm Bridie & John McLoone R.I.P. (Main Street)

Sunday
23rd June
11.00am Jimmy Fletcher R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday in the Church after 9.30am Mass to 6pm.  This is a great form of quiet reflective prayer.  New adorers are always welcome in maintaining the flow of prayer.  This is especially the case between the times of 1pm and 4pm.  If you could commit to an hour perhaps you would give consideration to these times especially.

A meeting will be held in the Parochial House on Wednesday 19th June to organise the Corpus Christi Procession (weather permitting!!) for Sunday 23rd June after 11am Mass.

Corpus Christi Procession ~ Sunday 23rd June
At the end of the 11 a.m. Mass, on Sunday 23rd June, we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available, as well as those who usually steward the procession, and a number of Altar Servers.
The First Holy Communion boys and girls are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion dress/suit.

Blessing of Graves Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties

The Annual Church Gate Collection for Glenties Playground takes place Saturday and Sunday  15th and 16th of June. Your support would be greatly appreciated to cover insurance and upkeep costs.

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

Good Luck to Scoil Mhuire boys and girls gaelic teams who compete in the finals of the Cumann na mBunscol Competition this Tuesday, 18th, in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.  The first match throws in at 12 noon.

Donegal Pro-Life invites all who help in any way to a “Pro-Life half day Retreat”  on Saturday, 22nd June from 10am to 2pm in the Divine Mercy Centre, Letterkenny.  To book please contact 00353 74 91 69934 or email dmcletterkenny@gmail.com.

The Biddy Devine Memorial Fundraising Weekend 12th /13th / 14th July 2019

Friday @ 7.30pm:
Overs Football Match:  Naomh Conaill v Gleann Fhinne
10pm  Table Quiz in the Glen Tavern “Dinnys ” Tables of 4

Saturday @ 11.30am:
5k /10k Run
Also Country Walk via Edeninfagh /Meenavale

Sunday @ 2pm:
Tractor Run departing Glenties Filling Station.
Return to “Dinnys”

Music and craic all Weekend

Following her recent participation in the Mini Marathon, June Gilroy would like to thank everyone who contributed to her fundraising.  A total of €544 was raised for the Rape Crisis Centre in Donegal.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for an 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.  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.
Parent and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am-12.00.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.30—–7.00.
Bowls every Wednesday 8 pm.

The recent collection taken up by the Volunteer Missionary Movement amounted to €1406.32.  Thank you for your generous donations.

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm

Sunday 23rd June 12.15pm Peter Herron R.I.P.,  Grainans

Edeninfagh Graveyard Mass Sunday 4th August at 3pm

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 270.00.  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 21st May 2019

Wednesday
22nd May
7.30pm
Thursday
23rd May
9.30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow mass.
Benediction at 6pm
Friday
24th May
7.30pm Neilie Bonner R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday
25th May
11.00am Mary Rose O’Donnell R.I.P. (Tullyard Road)

7.30pm Sarah McDyre & Carly Nichols R.I.P. (Derries)

Sunday
26th May
11.00am Sally McGuigan R.I.P. (Ard Connell)

Confessions will follow 11am mass on Saturday morning

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Thursday in the Church after 9.30am Mass to 6pm.  This is a great form of quiet reflective prayer.  New adorers are always welcome in maintaining the flow of prayer.  This is especially the case between the times of 1pm and 4pm.  If you could commit to an hour perhaps you would give consideration to these times especially.

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties

Family Mass:  A meeting in order to arrange the liturgy for the next Family Mass for Saturday 1st June at 7.30pm will take place in the Parochial House at 8pm on Monday 20th May.  All are welcome.

The Catholic Healer and Prayerful speaker, Eddie Stones, will lead us in an afternoon of prayer and healing on Saturday 25th May between 2 – 6pm.  This will consist of Adoration, Mass, Confessions and a Spiritual Talk.  We hope that this will provide an oasis of prayer for all our parishioners who wish to avail of this afternoon of healing, prayer and praise. Those wishing to seek further information on Eddie Stones and his Emmanual House of Providence, Clonfert, can visit www.emmanuelhouse.ie or telephone 0579151552 or email contact@emmanualhouse.ie.

On the weekend of 1st and 2nd June a member of the Volunteer Mission Movement will be with us to talk about their organisation and the work they carry out.  V.M.M are an international development and volunteering organisation with thousands of volunteers and lay missionaries on overseas development projects.  They are currently in nine African countries, helping with education, health, community development and human rights.

St. Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh – Cash for Clobber Collection will take place at the school on Tuesday 28th May organised by the Green Team.  The school will receive a cash donation for each bin liner size bag.  Money collected will go towards school funds.  Filled bags can be brought to the school on Monday 27th or early Tuesday morning.  This collection is part of the Green School’s Initiative that is on-going within the school, and is an opportunity to dispose of unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles, in an environmentally friendly way.  For more information, ring 9551591 or email: striaghans@gmail.com.

Cash for Clobber collection in aid of Donegal Youth Choir will take place on Saturday 25th May in the Market Hall.  Drop of from 10am – 12pm.  For further enquires contact 086 1656455.

Rinka classes will take place every Monday in Scoil Mhuire Gym. Rinka classes teach the fundamental skills of running, jumping, balancing, bouncing etc through fun filled activities in the sports of Athletics, Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Drama etc.  Junior children aged 3-6yrs from 4-5pm. Senior children 7yrs+ from 5-6pm. €40 for 6weeks. No need to book in advance. Just come along & bring a friend too! Uptake on classes have been poor so far, therefore, your support is vital if Rinka classes will continue in Glenties. See ‘Rinka South Donegal’ Facebook page for further information.

Glenties Community Centre
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have vacancies for 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.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall may call to office Monday to Friday 10am—2pm 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.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.30—–7.00
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.

Pulsewave Ireland Heart & Artery screening in Donegal next week. Cost €30 per person. We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test.  Appointments from 11am to 8pm call 087 7151623.
Wednesday 29th May The Clanree Hotel Letterkenny
Thursday 30th May The Lake Of Shadows Hotel Buncrana.
Friday 31st May The Mill Park Hotel Donegal Town.

 “Lumen Fidei Institute” Roadshow 2019:  Crisis in the Catholic Church.  The Lay Response. Tuesday 28th May 7.30pm to 10pm, Station House Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Last Week’s Offertory Collection Amounted To € 1,870.00. Thank You

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday Mass 12.15pm
Sunday 19th May 12.15pm Sarah Quinn, Mully

First Holy Communion, Sunday 19th May at 12.15pm

Last Week’s Offertory Collection Amounted to € 510.00. 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

GAP Adventures Business Opportunity

The Narin Portnoo Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. (Dolmen Centre) have produced a Business Plan for an Adventure Guiding Business in the GAP area.

The Co-Operative would like to share this with suitably interested individuals with a view to establishing a business in the area.

If you feel that this is an opportunity you wish to explore, or if you have a qualification in Adventure Sports, then this may be for you.

Preliminary contacts can be made via the following;

Paul McCrossan                087 4127441

Leonard Molloy                 087 6200242

Brian Morgan                    087 7535012

We look forward to hearing from you.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 16th April 2019

There was no winner of this weeks Gaa lotto, The numbers drawn out were 11-18-21-24 and the 2x€50 went to Mary Lou O Donnell, c/o Doc and Yvonne Mc Grory, Kilraine .Next weeks Jackpot is €5,000

Naomh Conaill is going to communicate with its members through the Official Gaa app. All adult members and Underage parents who ticked to receive club news on there membership forms will shortly receive a request to download the Gaa app.

Congratulations to Amy Boyle Carr on winning the Highest Achieving sports person of the year for Sligo IT. Well done Amy from all at Naomh Conaill Gaa Club.

Naomh Conaill hosted a very successful Health & Wellbeing event in the clubhouse on Wednesday 27th March 2019. The event was aimed at minor players from U14 upwards. It was great to have a crowd of about 70+ people made up of players, coaches and mentors listen, engage and participate in the presentations. We had three very experienced contributors make presentations on the night. Donna McGettigan from Donna McGettigan Nutrition, Denise O’Boyle from Orianna Health & Wellness in Killybegs and the County Health & Wellbeing Chairperson, Kevin Mills gave three very informative and engaging presentations around the areas of nutrition, mental health and alcohol, drugs and gambling. It is hoped that this will be the first of many health & wellbeing events that the club will host in the future. A big thanks to all the players, coaches and mentors who took the time out of their training schedule to attend. Thanks also to the club executive who helped to facilitate this important event.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 15th April 2019

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries, Glenties

Monday
15th April
7.30pm Charles McGuinness R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Tuesday
16th April
8.00am

7.30pm Cissie & Mickey Furey R.I.P. (Mullanmore)

Wednesday
17th April
8.00am

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

Thursday
18th April
HOLY THURSDAY
7.30pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Adoration to 10pm
Friday
19th April
GOOD FRIDAY
3.00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.30pm Stations of the cross

Saturday
20th April
EASTER VIGIL
9.00pm Johnny & Jackie Campbell R.I.P. (Main Street)
Sunday
21st April
EASTER SUNDAY
11.00am Packie McCahill R.I.P. (Derries)

EASTER CONFESSIONS WITH VISITING PRIESTS
Monday 15th April Fintown 6.00pm And after Mass from 7.30pm to 8pm
Tuesday 16th April Glenties 8.00pm
Wednesday 17th April Edeninfagh 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th April Ardara 8.00pm

HOLY THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 7.30 P.M.
This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until 10.00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening.

The Chrism Mass will take place on Holy Thursday, 18th April, at 11.00am in the Cathedral, Letterkenny. This Mass is celebrated by Bishop Alan with the priests of the diocese. The Holy Oils used in the dispensing of the sacraments are blessed at this Mass for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome to attend.

TRÓCAIRE: Please bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday. It would make the work of the counters much easier if you could replace small coins with larger coins/paper money.

GOOD FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 3.00 P.M.
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. The Collection for Holy Places (Holy Land) will be taken up today.

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL 20TH APRIL 9.00 P.M.
Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light. Please try to avoid candle grease dripping on the seats or floor.

EASTER SUNDAY MASS 21st April 11.00 A.M. (Let’s Be Family Mass)
The Children and Families preparing for First Holy Communion will lead us at this Family Mass.
Easter Egg Hunt after Mass on Easter Sunday in the picnic area in front of the Parochial House. Should the weather not oblige, there will be tea in the Market Hall instead. All Welcome.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
SATURDAY, 11TH MAY at 11am
The Annual Party for the First Holy Communion Children, their families and guests, will be held in the Community Centre after Mass. Refreshments will be served for everyone attending. All donations would be gratefully appreciated to help cover costs.

Thank you to all who generously made donations to help defray the cost of the installation of the Webcam system.  A further €250 has been gratefully received.

Practice for Altar Servers in  St. Connell’s Church, Glenties.
Holy Thursday 3.00 p.m. Team 3
Good Friday 12 noon Team 6
Holy Saturday 12 noon Team 5

Blessing of Graves
Sunday 7th July at 3pm, New Graveyard, Glenties
N.B. Prayers and Blessings of the Graves will take place instead of Mass.

The Catholic Healer and Prayerful speaker, Eddie Stones, will lead us in an afternoon of prayer and healing on Saturday 25th May between 2 – 6pm. This will consist of Adoration, Mass, Confessions and a Spiritual Talk. We hope that this will provide an oasis of prayer for all our parishioners who wish to avail of this afternoon of healing, prayer and praise. Those wishing to seek further information on Eddie Stones and his Emmanual House of Providence, Clonfert, can visit www.emmanuelhouse.ie or telephone 0579151552 or email contact@emmanualhouse.ie.

Good Friday Walk, April 19th at 11am from the Glenties Day Centre. Donations for the Alzheimers Society (Glenties Branch).

Glenties Men’s Shed would like to thank the people who supported the Table Quiz last Saturday night. A great night.  Hopefully there will be more nights.

Join Accord as a Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator.  Apply at www.accord.ie. Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May.

Community Centre:
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.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have  vacancies for Caretaker for Community Centre, Museum worker, Horticultural workers/ Maintenance workers, 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.

As you are all aware Owenea FM is back in operation and in the coming weeks we will be seeking support in the form of sponsorship for all business in the Ardara, Glenties and Portnoo catchment area. With that in mind we have enlisted the help of Anne Gildea, Glenconwell to call with all current and potential sponsors.  We look forward to your continued support for our Community Radio. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all groups organising charity events or such community activities to provide details to the station so that we can broadcast the news to a wider area. Please send any news items you wish broadcast to Tommie O’Loughlin on email: tolliver2@gmail.com.

Bluestack Challenge Fundraising Walk, Saturday 8th of June 2019. Supporting People with Additional Needs, Register on bluestackfoundation.com OR Phone 074 9740828 for more details. Are YOU up for The Challenge?

Mercy Sunday, 28th April, Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine.  Coach leaving from Glenties at 8.00am.  Anyone interested please contact McGuinnes Coaches  074 9551284 or 0872395827.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 1,798.00. Thank you

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries, Edeninfagh

Sunday 14th April 12.15pm Con Herron, Leac Liath
Monday 15th April 9.30am
Sunday 21st April **11.30am** Owen Ward, Mully

HOLY THURSDAY: Aifreann an tSuipear Dheirneach 6.00pm

TRÓCAIRE: Please bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.

GOOD FRIDAY: Pais ar dTiarna 3.00pm
Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL: 7.00pm

EASTER SUNDAY: **11.30am

Confessions:
Wednesday 17th April 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Fintown Mass times for Holy Week:
Holy Thursday 8.00pm
Good Friday 5.00pm
Easter Vigil 9.00pm
Easter Sunday 9.30am

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 410.00. 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 2nd April 2019

Tuesday
2nd April
7.30pm
Wednesday
3rd April
8.00am

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

Thursday
4th April
8.00am

10.00am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 6pm

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

Friday
5th April
8.00am

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

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

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

Sunday
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.

FIRST CONFESSIONS THURSDAY 4TH APRIL 7PM

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 www.mcnmedia.tv.  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

WEEKDAY MASSES:
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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Parish Newsletter 4th March 2019

Tuesday
5th March
9.30am
Wednesday
6th March
Ash Wednesday
8.00am

9.30am

7.30pm Francis Browne R.I.P. – 2nd Anniversary (Mill Road)

Thursday
7th March
8.00am
6.00pm
Friday
8th March
8.00am
7.30pm Sean Boyle R.I.P. (Ard Patrick)
Saturday
9th March
11.00am
7.30pm Jimmy McGill R.I.P. – 10th Anniversary (Ard McGill)
Sunday
10th March
11.00am CONFIRMATION

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning

Confirmation Sunday 10th March  11am
First Confession Thursday  4th April  7pm
First Holy Communion Saturday 11th May  11am

CONFESSIONS FOR THE CONFIRMANDI AND THEIR FAMILIES will be available in the Church on Monday evening at 7.00pm as a preparation for Confirmation Day on Sunday next, 10th March.  We wish all our young people every blessing as they receive the Holy Spirit afresh.

Lent begins on Wednesday when we receive ashes as a reminder of our dependence on God and as an Act of Penance.  Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Lent Mass Times:

Monday 7.30pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 8.00am & 7.30pm
Thursday 8.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am

These Mass times may be subject to change.

Visitation of the Sick & Elderly will take place this week as follows :
Tuesday 5th – Ard Connell, Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr Mccloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Altar, Ard Patrick.
Wednesday 6th – Stonepark, Mill Road,  Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Tullyhoniver, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Mulnamina, Gortnsillagh, Drimnasillagh, Buncrobog.

Due  to  Confirmation  Practise  on  Tuesday  morning,  Fr  Gerard  may  be  a  little  later  starting  his  Tuesday  calls.

Margaret  Connell, THE  FOOT  CARE  PRACTITIONER,  will  be  in  the  Day  Centre  on Monday 4th March.   To  book   an appointment  call  087 1417180.

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Friday 22nd March.  Volunteers will be on the Main Street, Glenties looking for your support.  Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You.

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.

Glenties Community Centre: 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.
Fiddle Lessons Wednesday 3.15–7.0#
Farren School of Speech and Drama  Thursday 5-6pm in Community Centre for more information contact Anna 087 7704155 or visit www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
Tai Chi Wednesday 8.00—9.30
Bowls Mondays & Fridays 8.00—10.00
Musical Theatre Camp March Friday 8th 2019 4 – 7 pm for more details contact Zara 0873602008

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.

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 amhicfhionnlaoigh@sceimudaras.ie.

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 dolmencentre@eircom.net or telephone 0749545010 during office hours.

Zumba Fitness Relaunched: A brand new course lasting 5 weeks: cost is €35 of €10 pay on the night. Come along & dance your way to happiness & fitness in a fun non-judgemental space suitable for all fitness levels. Every Tuesday @ 7pm. Ardara Heritage Centre. Contact: Bridget 0879130558

New Life Choir Live on Tour have traveled from Uganda to share their stories through song and dance on 12th March at 7pm in the Methodist Church Hall.  Admission Free.  All Welcome.

Please note that webcams are in operation in the church
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-connells

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to €1,867.00. Thank  You

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

THERE WILL NO MASS ON SUNDAY 10TH MARCH

VIGIL ON SATURDAY 9TH MARCH AT 7.30PM

Collectors for March Jimmy Herron, Lacklea

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to € 215.00.  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 26th February 2019

Wednesday
27th February
7.30pm Pat McDermott R.I.P.  –  Months Mind (Glassaghmore, Cloghan)
Thursday
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

Friday
1st March
7.30pm Martin McDyer r.i.p.  –  5th Anniversary (Meenahalla)
Saturday
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)

Sunday
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

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY 10TH MARCH  11AM

FIRST CONFESSION THURSDAY  4TH APRIL  7PM

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SATURDAY 11TH MAY  11AM

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 raphoesafeguarding@gmail.com 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. www.towardspeace.ie 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 www.farrenschoolofspeechanddrama.com
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 dolmencentre@eircom.net 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 amhicfhionnlaoigh@sceimudaras.ie.

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: glentiesparish@gmail.com

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 26th February 2019

There was no winner of this weeks Gaa lotto, The numbers drawn out were 02-18-21-29 and the 2x€50 went to Mary Byrne, Ballybofey and Noreen Duffin, Station Road. Next week’s Jackpot is €4,400

The Donegal GAA Annual Club Pass is now on sale for the 2019 Season. The  Club Pass will cost €120 This pass will give admission to all Adult League & Championship matches under the control of Donegal GAA for 2019 Season. Adult League & Championship Matches. Includes U21 Competitions. Does not include competitions at  U18 grade & Below. To order please contact the Club secretary Caroline Breslin 087 138 9926  – Closing date for orders  March 10th 2019.

Naomh Conaill membership is now due for renewal. New membership year starts Jan 1st – 31st Dec. Anyone playing football must have membership paid before football starts. Adult €40, junior €20, or Adult + lotto for year €100.

Donegal Gaa fundraiser Buy a Brick. Anyone wanting to purchase a brick can they please contact Muriel 0876485725. Each brick is €100