Glenties Notes 8th December 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9400 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is open from 4pm to 10pm,
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm
Tai Chi  Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring
0879695053 for more information.

Christmas at the Museum: Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting the Museum on the following nights – Friday 8th December, Saturday 9th, 5.00pm -8.00pm nightly and Sunday10th 3.00pm – 5.30pm.  Admission €7 per child which includes a gift from Santa. Face painting, make your own decorations, decorating a cookie, Ride around the courtyard on Santa’s pony and trap, mini disco (Dance with Santa Elves).

Bingo Winners
€20 Winners: Breid Melly,Kathleen Kenny, Patsy Gallagher
€25 Winners: Rosaleen Gallagher, Kathleen Gallagher, Mary Doherty, Patsy McDyre.
€50 Winners: Mary Whelan, Hillary Meehan, Anthony Burke, Peter Duffy, Hilary Meehan, Shauna Diver, Kathleen Boyle, Bridie Boyle, Ann Quinn Ann Whyte, Margaret Gallagher, Josie Martin, Ann Byrne, Annmarie McCabe.
€100 Winners: Kathleen Kenny, Maureen Boyle, Nan Doherty, Briege Roarty, Eileen Gallagher, Nan Doherty.
€300 Winner: Ann Bonner.

Annual Christmas Concert
Laughlin School of Music annual Christmas Concert will be held in Halla Naomh Bhríde on Saturday 23rd December starting at 8pm. An evening of beautiful music and song to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
The Annual Ecumenical Carol Service will take place on Sunday 10th December at 6pm in St Connell’s Church and promises to be an unmissable event, with over 100 children, Brass Band, Adult Choir, local musicians and others taking part,  Come early and be seated before 6pm and join in this unique celebration as we seek to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Saint Vincent de Paul
The annual S.V.P. National Christmas Collection takes place on the weekend of 9th and 10th December.  Please support.

Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme
This scheme has 2 vacancies for General Operatives 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: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Fundraiser Thanks
Scoil Mhuire and the Parents Association would like to thank everyone that took part in the Santa 5k Run/3k Walk.  We hope everyone had a great day.  To those businesses and parents who sponsored the prizes for the run and raffle, we greatly appreciate your generosity.  We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Cash for Clobber
We will be having  our final  “CASH 4 CLOBBER” collection for  this year in Scoil Mhuire on Tuesday 12th December. We are collecting unwanted clothing for adults and children, paired shoes, hats and scarves, handbags and belts and curtains and linens. (no duvets or pillows) All bags to be left in the school on or before Tuesday. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support

Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd November 2017

Masses for week commencing 20th November to 26th November

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30pm Benny Craig (Church Road)
Thursday 23rd November 10.00am
Friday 24th November 7.30pm Annie O’Dwyer (Ard McGill) – 2nd Anniversary
Saturday 25th November 11.00am
7.30pm John Joe Melly (Main Street)
Sunday 26th November 11.00am Matthew Mannering (Meenanall & Italy)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 10am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

Your Help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 List for SUNDAY COLLECTION ENVELOPES – Any NEW PARISHIONER who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has CHANGED ADDRESS since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House 074 9551117. We would also ask that those who normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so. Thank You

The people of Ireland are taking part in the “Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith” on Sunday, 26th Nov. Feast of Christ the King, @2,30pm. We are asking people to cover every beach in Donegal for this great nationwide event. For more info please call Joan 087 9141588, website:coastalrosaryireland.ie

Save the Date: 10th December 2017. This year St Connell’s Church Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service on 10th December at 6pm.

The Annual Glenties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highlands Hotel beginning with Mass at 3pm. All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area. We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

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: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16 – 35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 8th – 10th December 2017 at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This weekend is being organized by young people for young people. Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided and accommodation is on site. Just bring a donation and a sleeping bag. Booking is essential see www.youth2000.ie, Youth 2000 Ireland on Facebook or 01 6753690.

Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November. Music by Ceili Time. Dancing 8pm to 11pm. Supper served. Admission €10. All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Interested in returning to learning? As part of College Awareness Week, Donegal ETB Adult Guidance and Information Service are hosting an information morning on Thursday 23rd November from 10am to 1pm in Ard Scoil na gCeithre Máistir, Tír Chonaill Street, Donegal Town. Why not drop in for a coffee and have a chat with Eileen. Look forward to meeting you there. For further information contact 074 9725520.

Bernie Keeney, and Ann Brannigan, would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported them in their fundraiser, at the Glenties Harvest Fair, where a sum of €700.00 was raised and presented to the Donegal Hospice. The support is greatly appreciated, and has gone to a worthy cause. Thanks again to all.

The Harvest Fair Draw in aid of the Day Centre amounted to €2190. Thank you to all who contributed.

5K Santa Fun Run/3K Walk in support of Scoil Mhuire National School, Sunday 26th November. Registration from 11.30am in Scoil Mhuire, starting at 12.30 sharp. Santa hats provided, refreshments served afterwards. Everyone welcome.

As from the 1st January, I would kindly ask that all Church Gate collections be taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice. This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide. This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate. Thank you for your understanding in this matter – Fr Gerard.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1935.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 19th November 12.15pm Rosie Kirke, Edeninfagh & Glasgow

Sunday 26th November 12.15pm Annie McGlynn, Edeninfagh

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to €460.00. Thank You

 

Prayer for November

Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting,
keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
and when our earthly journey is ended,
lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
Where you live for ever and ever, Amen

 

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 074 95 51117. Parish email Address : glentiesparish@gmail.com

Glenties Notes 16th November 2017

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9000 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out.  €100 a house, €50 a line.

Snooker Room open from 4pm to 10pm.

Any group or individual wishing to book the Community Centre for the Autumn season, please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday.

Irish Dancing with Emily – Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm

Tai Chi Wednesdays  from 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill whilst on CE scheme.To apply for the above please e-mail glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 0879695053 for further information.

Bingo Winners
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy, Francis Quinn, Packie Gallagher, Baby Phildy
€40 Winner: Sheila Delaney
€50 Winners: Caroline McKeown, Nan Doherty, Ann Byrne, Teresa Bonner, Grace O’Donnell, Bernie Martin, Mary Ita Boyle, Ann Fury, Kate Mc Nulty.
€100: Noel McLaughlin, Liz Buckley, Michelle McGeehan, Mary Doherty, Mary Ita Boyle, Winnie Long, Helen Mc Dyre, Mary Ita Boyle, Bid Fletcher, Mary Kennedy.
€150 Winners: Ann McKeown, Breid Gallagher.

St Connell’s Museum
The Trustees and Workers in the Museum would like to thank everyone who supported the very successful Halloween Scary Cells.  A special thanks to the Transition Year Students in Glenties Comprehensive School and their teacher Mr Moore for their assistance and co-operation over the three nights and for their help setting up in the lead up to the event which led to its success.

Paul Dawson’s MS Journey – An update from Julie Dawson
We have had the best news ever!  Paul’s bone marrow is starting to produce new stem cells.  The treatment has worked!  Paul is our of immediate danger and as you are reading this we will be making our way back home to Glenties to begin the long road to recovery.

This has been an incredible journey, the hardest thing Paul and I have ever done and hopefully ever will do again.  But today, we can start to look forward to a future instead of worrying what it might hold.  Paul’s Neurologist didn’t want Paul to have this treatment as it was too high a risk for his level of MS, i9n fact he told us to prepare for Paul to come home in a 6X4 box!!  We had to convince the Doctors in India to allow Paul to have the treatment, as again he was high risk but Paul had decided that no matter how high the risk factor, it was one he was willing to take instead of being scared what tomorrow may bring.  Now we know that we have about another ten years without having those worries.  Yes it is a fact that Paul will not walk again and yes Paul’s MS will not improve but it will STOP IT for ten years and that we can’t even put into words.

People think MS is about legs, Paul can’t walk, he’s in a wheelchair, but it’s about much more than that.  The things no one could imagine, the things that go on behind closed doors.  MS has robbed us of many many things – the ability for Paul to kick a ball around with our children when they were young, to go for a walk on the beach with them. to walk upstairs in our home and tuck them in at night, to dance!  We are determined that it won’t take any more things away from us.  We now have a future filled with hope instead of dread and we couldn’t have done it without you guys, you made this possible for us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

The first 3 months of Paul’s recovery will be in isolation at home seeing only close family, in 3-6 months Paul will be able to see friends, at 6-9 months he will be able to go out into small groups and finally at 9-12 months Paul will be allowed into crowded areas!  So in 12 months time we have a lot of celebrating to do.  Paul will have reached 50 during his isolation period and I will celebrate my 50th in October 2018 – it will also be the 1st anniversary of Paul’s treatment and the first time Paul will be able to be around everyone, so I know it’s a long way off but we will be holding a massive party and would love it if every one of you would join us in celebrating everything with us.

Glenties Christmas Market
The place to be on Sunday 19th November!  Our Christmas Market takes place in The Highlands Hotel with up to 30 stands.  Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start all under one roof.  Doors open at 11am. https://www.facebook.com/GlentiesChristmasMarket/

St Connell’s Church 
Your help would be appreciated in helping us to compile the 2018 list for Sunday Collection Envelopes.  Any new parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since this time last year, should leave their name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses, or telephone the Parochial House on 074 9551117.  We would also ask that those that normally distribute the envelopes would contact either Fr Gerard after Mass or the Parochial House to confirm that they are able to do so again this year or if anyone else wishes to help with this task, please feel free to do so.  Thank you.

As and from 1st January, it would be appreciated if all Church Gate collections are taken up at the entrance gates alone rather than outside the door of the Church as is presently the practice.  This is in keeping with the conditions of the permits granted by An Garda Siochana and of the practice pertaining to other Church Gate collections nationwide.  This excludes the St Vincent de Paul Society as it is a Church affiliate.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Annual Ecumenical Carol Service
Save the Date!  This year St Connell’s Church, Glenties are hosting the Annual Ecumenical Carol Service.  The service takes place on 10th December at 6pm.  Everyone welcome!

Meenagowan National School Fundraiser
A Christmas Fair and Fashion Show will be held in The Limelight, Glenties on Sunday 10th December in aid of Meenagowan NS, Lettermacaward.  Come along and meet Santa, enjoy Craft Activities, Face Painting and a Fashion Show.  Christmas Cakes will be available for purchase together with lots of stalls!  Anyone interested in taking part in the Christmas Market – Businesses or Individuals – please contact the school on 074 95444906 or email: meenagowanns@gmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Glenties Parish Social
The Annual Gelnties Parish Social will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the Highland’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 3p.m.  All our Senior Citizens are invited to attend.  Please bring this notice to the attention of any senior citizens in your area.  We are also appealing to the public for donations towards the running costs of this very important celebration.

Edeninfagh C.E Scheme
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: mullanmoresch@eircom.net

Ceili Night
There will be a Ceili Night on 19th November, 8pm to 11 pm in Rosses SDP Building, Dungloe.

Strive Clinic
Strive Clinic has launched in Killybegs.  Located beside Supervalu on the Donegal Road.  Specialisy Rehabilitation Services – Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Psychotherapy.  More services coming soon.  Contact 074 9713100 or email: reception@striveclinic.ie

Bruckless Community Centre
Ceili, sets, jiving and old time dancing in the Bruckless Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd November.  Music by Ceili Time.  Dancing 8pm to 11pm.  Supper served.  Admission €10.  All proceeds going to the Dependents of Rachel Cassidy Battles and Mairead Mundy Fund.

Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre
Kids Christmas Disco will be held at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm to 6pm with plenty of dancing, fun, surprises and maybe a special guest!

Weight Watchers: every Monday, first class 4.45 – 5.45pm and second class 6-7pm.

Slimming World: every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Citizens Advice/Information: are located in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.

Letterkenny Womens Centre: They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquiries: contact Brid on 074 9124985.

Fighting Blindness
RNIB: Are you living with sight loss and worried about the future?  The Need to Talk project offers free counselling and confidence building for people of all ages affected by sight loss.  Contact 01-6746496 or email: needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women
A 4 week course entitled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking for Women’ will commence in the Community Centre, Glenties on Thursday 23rd November.  To book, please contact Emily on 087 9031389

Glenties Notes 18th December 2013

Wedding Bells:
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Karen Mc Devitt, Tullyard, Glenties and Joe Blee, Derry who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday 30th November 2013.

The Late Eithne Ward:
The death took place at her home, on Wednesday 4th December 2013, of Eithne Ward, Mullantyboyle, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by a friend of the family. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Eithne is survived by her husband, Liam, sons, John and his wife, England, Derek and his wife Marita, Mullantyboyle, siblings, Eamonn, Sean, Patsy, Noreen and Marion, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy:
Sincere sympathy is extended to Harry and Brenda Reid, Tullyard Road, Glenties on the deaths recently of a niece and nephew. Brenda’s nephew, Eoin Fennessy, and Harry’s niece, Tracy Deane were buried last week.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband, relatives, friends and colleagues of Aileen Buckley (nee Dowling) who died last week in Letterkenny Hospital. Miss Dowling was a very popular teacher in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School for a number of years. She was buried in Fermoy, Co. Cork on Monday 9th December 2013.

Bingo:
Bingo Winners on Tuesday 10th December in The Community Centre, Glenties were – €25 Winners – Mary Furey and Bridie Doherty; €50 Winners – Rose Boyle, Patrick Sweeney, Kathleen McCabe, Marion Ward, Bernadette Gallagher, Marion Byrne, Sarah Gallagher, Emer Doherty, Amanda McDyre and Nancy Gill; .€60 Winner – Theresa McKelvey; €100 Winners – James Deane, Conor O’Donnell, Bridie Boyle, Theresa Molloy, Maura Hegarty, Emer Doherty, Margaret Gallagher, Fiona Boyle, Mary Ellen Bonner, Bernadette McDyre; .€150 Winners Mrs. Doherty and Patricia Gallagher.

Christmas Confessions:
Christmas Confessions in Glenties are on, this evening, Thursday 19th December at 8 p.m. and in Ardara at 8 p.m. tomorrow Friday 20th December at 8 p.m.

Christmas Masses:
On Christmas Eve Mass is at 9 p.m. in St Connell’s Church, Glenties and 7 p.m. in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh. On Christmas Day Masses are at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Glenties and 12 mid-day in Edeninfagh.

Church Gate Collection:
Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Church Gate Collection taken up recently in Edeninfagh amounted to € 95. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

Parish Carol Service:
As a Preparation for Christmas, an Ecumenical Carol Service in which we will be joined by the Rev. John Deane, and his Church of Ireland Congregation, will beheld in St.Connell’s Church, Glenties, on Sunday 22nd December at 7.00 p.m. Everyone is Most Welcome.

Care of the Aged Collection:
The Glenties Community Care of the Aged Committee will hold their Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection at all Masses next weekend ~ Saturday – 21st and Sunday – 22nd December. (Please note the change in date). The proceeds of this collection will go to the running cost of our Day Centre.

Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Collection:
The Glenties St.Vincent de Paul Conference Church Gate Collection amounted to a total of €1,540 (including € 95 in Edeninfagh.) “The Conference wishes to Thank Everyone that contributed and also those that gave a donation throughout the year.”

Ionad Pobail agus Sport – The Gym at Scoil Mhuire:
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently amounted to € 680 The Committee would like to thank everyone, who made a donation and a special thanks to all those who helped with the collection.

Glenties Community Centre:
Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Christmas Day instead of Christmas Eve at 7pm. Every line is €50, every house is €100. Jackpot if not won will be €9500 on Christmas Day, if not won on the night €300 will be paid out. Spot prizes will be given out on the night. In house draws. Bingo will be on New Years Eve at 7pm also, with more spot prizes given out.

Snooker room is open from 4pm – 10pm every evening.

Bookings for the Community Centre contact 087 2679321.

Positions Available:
There are still positions available on the Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C.E. scheme. D.S.P. criteria apply. For more information contact 087 9695053.

Happy Christmas:
The Community Centre Committee and staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we would like to thank them for their continuous support.