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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

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 5th February 2019

There was no Gaa lotto this week due to bingo being cancelled because of the frosty weather. Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,100.

Club 200. We have now completed 6 months of this years competition and have paid out a total of €6,000 so far. Our next draw will take place on Tuesday 5th Feb. As this is the first draw in our 2nd six months can all sellers collect money due.

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.

Naomh Conaill ladies need managers Naomh Conaill ladies need to fill the following managers positions Senior and minor team managers. If anyone is interested in any of these positions or know of anyone interested can they please contact our secretary Nicola on 087 274 7331 as soon as possible.

Good luck to Naomh Conaill quiz team competing in the years Scor final this Friday night in Glenfin. Thanks to all who represented Naomh Conaill last week in the Scor semi finals.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 4th February 2019

Monday
4th February
NO MASS
Tuesday
5th February
9.30am Monica Kennedy R.I.P. 3rd Anniversary (Narin Road)
Wednesday
6th February
7.30pm Cissy Meehan R.I.P. (Dr McCloskey Crescent)
Thursday
7th February
9.30am Private Intention
Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction at 6pm
Friday
8th February
7.30pm Sonny & Bridie Molloy R.I.P. (Drimnacrosh)
Saturday
9th February
11.00am Jim Rafferty R.I.P. (Upper Maas)

7.30pm Jimmy & Sheila McDermott R.I.P. (Meenagrubby)

Sunday
10th February
11.00am Bridget & Owen O’Donnell & their son John O’Donnell R.I.P. (Cappry, Ballybofey)

Confessions Will Follow 11am Mass On Saturday Morning.

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.

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

Glenties Parish Youth Choir
The Choir are going to do some fundraising over the next couple of months to help cover the cost of some necessary equipment.
There will be a cake sale in the Community Centre after the 7.30pm Family Mass this Saturday the 2nd February. Your support will be much appreciated.

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. 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.
Mother and Toddler Group every Friday 10.30am—12.00.
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

Kilkenny NS Parents Association are having a cake sale in the Market Hall on Saturday the 9th February from 6 pm– 8.30pm.  There will be all sorts of sweet and savoury treats on sale.  Please come along and support our school

Dressmaking classes starting Wednesday 6th February from 7.45pm-9.45pm in “My Space” at Glenties Service Station. Classes run for 6 weeks total cost €50. ONLY 2 PLACES left. Contact Anne on 0876944228

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.

Youth Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick
It is hoped to take a group of young people from the Parish of secondary school age, from 3rd year upward, on a one day pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo on Thursday 25th April.  Please contact the Parochial House for further details.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment
Enrolment packs for Scoil Mhuire, Glenties for school year 2019 / 2020 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 7th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 28th February.

Enrolment at St. Riaghan’s NS
Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2019/2020 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form.  Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 8th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email striaghans@gmail.com

Kilkenny N.S. Enrolment
Application forms for the enrolment of new pupils for the 2019 – 2020 school year are available at the school. Contact No. 0749544270. email: kilkennyns@gmail.com

Margaret Connell, THE FOOT CARE PRACTITIONER, will be in the Day Centre on TUESDAY 5th February. To book an appointment call 087 1417180.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,782.00. Thank You

CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY, EDENINFAGH

SUNDAY MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
Sunday 3rd February 12.15pm John & Mary Anne McCallig, Edeninfagh

Sunday 10th February 12.15pm Mary Anne Boyle and deceased family members, Mully

S.N. Éadan Fhionn Fhraoich: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2019/2020. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 / edeninfagh@gmail.com

Last Week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION Amounted to €370.00. 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 27th February 2018

There was no winner of this week Gaa Lotto the numbers drawn out were 02-03-04-22 and the 2x€50 went to Pauline Doherty, Mennahalla & Maddison Cannon, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,500.

Club 200 draw no 7 took place on Tuesday 13th Feb and the winners were as follows €300 Nelly Doherty, Ard Mc Gill 7x €100 Anita & Bridie Doherty, Mill Rd David Molloy, Narin Rd, Paul Doherty, Loughcrillan Rd, Mary O’Donnell, Ard Connell, Mary Quinn, Glen Tavern, Mary Crawford, Frosses,  Michael Jack O’Donnell, The Rock. Congratulations to all the winners

Adult membership €40, adult and yearly lotto €100, youth €20 each for the first 2 children and €10 for each additional child. All players must have there membership paid before they can play for the club. Membership will be taken on Friday night in the Clubhouse from  6.30-7pm

Naomh Conaill Gaa Dinner Dance will be held in The Highlands Hotel Glenties on Saturday 10th March. Tickets are on sale in the Inniskeel Co-op now. Live music on the night. Asking all members and non members to please come out and show your support for all the winning teams who will be presented with there winning medals on the night.

Glenties Parish Newsletter 22nd February 2018

Masses for week commencing 19th February to 25th February

Thursday 22nd February 7.30pm Special Intention
Friday 23rd February 8.00am

7.30pm

Saturday 24th February 11.00am Brian Flannery (Strabuí)

7.30pm Patrick Craig (Buncrobog & Lucan)

Sunday 25th February 11.00am Colm & Eileen Boyce (Mulnamina)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

LOOP SYSTEM: A “Loop System” has now been installed in the Main Church and the Day Church to assist the hard of hearing using hearing aid devices.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: There will be a meeting of parents of First Holy Communion Children on Tuesday 20th February at 8.15pm in Scoil Muire.

ST VINCENT de PAUL: Church gate collection on the weekend 3rd/4th March. Please give generously.

GLENTIES PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: 7 Nights, Departing from Dublin July 25th – August 1st. €659. Contact Johnny 087 3676955.

GLENTIES COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP LIMITED: Are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1st March at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY: The Alzheimer Society of Donegal wish to thank you all for your generous response to our Church Collection last weekend. We collected €528.60.

ANAM CARA: A Bereavement Information Evening, with guest speaker Bríd Carroll, will take place in the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe on Tuesday 6th March at 7pm.. The Information Evening will be open to all bereaved parents regardless of the circumstances of the death, the age of the child, or whether the death was recent or not. As with all Anam Cara services, it is completely free of charge.

Classes/Courses at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Pilates: New course commencing Monday 12th Feb. Core Strength and Flexibility, 5 week course. Ladies 8 – 9 pm and Mens 9 – 10 pm. Any queries contact Martina: 0863846302.
Chair Yoga & Mindfulness: Fri 2nd March from 2 – 3:30 pm for 4 weeks costing €10 per person. To book contact: 074 9741863. Safepass Course: Sat 3rd March 2018 from 8:00 am sharp to 5:00 pm, cost is €110 per person. To book a place contact 074 9741863. Scrabble: Every Monday from 12:30 – 2 pm in the Centre. Cost per person €2. Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome. Weight Watchers: Every Monday, first class 4:45 – 5:45 pm and second class 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Slimming World: Every Tuesday first class 5:00 – 6:30 pm, second class: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Citizens Advice/Information: Is in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2 – 4 pm

PIONEER LENTEN “NO THANKS” CAMPAIGN: The Raphoe Pioneer Council are again this year organizing our “No Thanks for Lent Campaign”. This is where a person makes a private pledge to abstain from alcohol during Lent and say a special prayer. A quantity of prayer cards will be available in the Church during Lent.

MENTAL FITNESS AND WELL-BEING: Would you like to learn how to face your feelings of anxiety and depression? Course starts Wednesday 7th March from 7.30pm – 9.30pm for four weeks in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny. Fee €90/€60 concession. Contact 074 9121853.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 21st – 26th August 2018
PRAYER PETITION BOX: The Prayer Petition Box will be in the Parish from Monday 19th February to Sunday 25th February. Petition slips will be available for you to write your petition on and put it into the box. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the World Meeting of Families.
RETREAT: Ards Retreat Centre are offering Days of Retreat for Parishes and for Families by way of preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. They will be from 11am and end with Mass at 5pm. To book contact Ards 07494 38909. Family Retreats will be on 15th April and 29th April. Parish Retreats will be 25th March, 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 27th May, 17th June and 4th June.
PODCASTS: You can listen to Brenda Drumm’s Weekly Podcasts on the WMF2018 Website.
TICKETS AND VOLUNTEERING: If you wish to obtain tickets to the World Meeting of Families or to volunteer to help during the events, please go to the website www.worldmeeting2018.ie where details are available. There will be three days of events in the RDS, a Festival of Families in Croke Park and the Closing Mass in Phoenix Park. Register early to avoid disappointment.

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

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Thursday 22nd February 6pm

Friday 23rd February 6pm

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 175.00. Thank You

For 3rd/4th February OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 415.00 Thank You

 

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

Naomh Conaill GAA Club Notes 13th February 2018

Naomh Conaill membership for 2018 is now due. Adult membership is €40, youth €20 each for the first two children and €10 for each additional child, €100 membership includes adult membership and entry into the weekly lotto, social membership €100. Registration is required for all adult players and non-players, coaches, committee members and underage players. Closing date for membership is 23rd March.

2018 Ulster Senior Football Club League Section A

Round 3 – 11-02-2018 (Sun)

Claudy V BYE
Dromore St Dympna’s v Naomh Conaill
Dungloe V Glenullin

Round 4 – 18-02-2018 (Sun)

Dromore St Dympna’s V BYE
Glenullin V Naomh Conaill
Claudy V Dungloe

Round 5 – 25-02-2018 (Sun)

Dungloe V BYE
Naomh Conaill V Claudy
Dromore St Dympna’s V Glenullin

Glenties Parish Newsletter 13th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 12th February to 18th February

Tuesday 13th February  **7.30pm** Jimmy & Bella Toland (Ard McGill)
Wednesday 14th February Ash Wednesday 8.00am
9.30am
7.30pm
Thursday 15th February 8.00am
7.30pm
Friday 16th February 8.00am
7.30pm Denis & Sarah Tynan & Kathleen & Willie Ward (Gortnamucklagh)
Saturday 17th February 11.00am Jim Rafferty (Upper Maas)
**2.00pm** Louise Furey – Months Mind (Ard Patrick)
7.30pm Monica Kennedy (Narin Road)
Sunday 18th February 11.00am Breid & Peter Moore (Maas)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

**PLEASE NOTE: MASS ON TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY AT 7.30PM**

ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be available at all three Masses on Wednesday 14th February.
(I would ask that Eucharist Ministers assist also on Ash Wednesday).

MONTHS MIND MASS: The family of Louise Furey, Ard Patrick, wish to invite everyone to the Community Centre immediately after Louise’s Month’s Mind Mass on Saturday 17th February at 2.00pm for Tea/Coffee. Donations can be made if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Everyone Welcome.

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

Visitation of the sick & elderly will take place this week as follows : –
Tuesday 13th February Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick and Ard McGill.
Thursday 15th February Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell and Glen Road.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to all the young people in the parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the Spirit of the Lord continue to guide you in the years ahead.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

NATIONAL FRANCISCAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: from 5th – 13th October 2018. Ex Dublin airport. Led by Fr. Bernard Jones OFM, Commissary to the Holy Land. Contact: Premier Travel, Tel. 021-4277700

SIMON COMMUNITY: If you are interested in hosting a Tea/Coffee & Cake Day to support the Simon Community, Contact Collette on 087 0552478 or visit www.northwestsimon.ie.

ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA: Tá Údarás Na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta I réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach. Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gailge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo. Tuilleadh eolais agus forim iarratais ar fail ach glaoch ar 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis. Ní mór forim iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 28/02/2018.

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

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,805.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Wednesday 14th February 9.30am Daileadh Luaithe
Sunday 18th February 12.15pm Peter Conaghan, Lug na Gilleadh

 

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 Parish Newsletter 6th February 2018

Masses for week commencing 5th February to 11th February

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

7.30pm Mary B, Paddy, Peter & John Connaghan

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

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers Needed: 5,000 Volunteers will be needed for the running of the World Meeting of Families. Over 1,000 have already enrolled. Parish groups, clubs, friends or family members may register as a group. Volunteers will have to be Garda Vetted and need two references. For further information and registration www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.

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

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

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

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

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

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

 

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

Glenties Notes 24th February 2017

Message from the McDyer Family
We are holding a ‘Remembrance of Martin’ Fundraising Coffee Evening to raise funds for The Donegal Hospice in our home at Meenahalla immediately after Martin’s 3rd Anniversary Mass which takes place in St Connell’s Church at 7:30p.m. on Friday 24th February.  Everyone most welcome.

Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend.

Church of Ireland Fundraising Dance
It’s almost time folks! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a brilliant night of dancing and craic in Elliot’s Lounge, Lettermacaward  on Saturday 25th February at 9p.m.  All proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland, Lettermacaward.  Music on the night by B & J Sound with prizes for the best jivers and dancers.  Usual Door Prize with Mega Raffle so come along and bring your friends.  Everyone welcome!

Get Fit During Lent
The Bayview Hotel and Leisure Centre has an amazing offer for anyone aspiring to ‘Get Fit’ during Lent.  €40 for 40 days membership of the Leisure Centre – available on 1st March only.  Call 074 9732567 for more details.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta
Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta i réimse leathan ceirdeanna gur fiú níos mó ná €2000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáiliocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.  Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.  Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ach glaoch ar: 091 503139 nó 091 503121 nó suíomh idirlín an Údaráis.  Ní mór foirm iarratais a bheith ar ais roimh 03/03/2017.

Paul Dawson’s MS Fundraising
A Pub Quiz will take place in the Glen Tavern, Glenties on Friday 3rd March at 9p.m.  Teams of 4 – €5 per person.  Prize for the ‘smartest’ team! Lots of raffle prizes also.  All proceeds going towards Paul’s fundraising campaign.  So get your brains in gear and come along and prove how smart you really are!

A reminder also that the Car Boot Sale takes place at the Dolmen Centre from 2p.m to 4p.m. on Saturday 4th March so why not have a good clear out and make some money for this very worthy cause.  Tea/coffee and cakes available on the day.  Tables are booking up fast so contact Ann on 087 2243975 as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Glenties Community Development Group
We are pleased to announce that this year Glenties will be having a parade on St Patrick’s Day – with a twist!  The difference in this year’s parade is that it will take place at 12:01a.m.  Yes, that’s right folks – one minute past midnight which will make it the first parade in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day 2017.  The decision was made to hold the parade at this time as it was proving impossible to secure any marching bands at any other time during the day as they had already been snapped up by other established event holders throughout the county.  We have managed to secure 4 bands and they are delighted with the idea of a midnight parade.  We have a large amount of floats taking part which will all be illuminated together with the marching bands and fancy dress participants for greater effect and in addition we will be turning the town green for the night to create an amazing green extravaganza for everyone.  Your support in such events is always paramount, so get your thinking caps on (green ones preferred) and get involved in what promises to be a big bright green spectacle for all to enjoy!

Glenties Community Centre Bingo
€25 Winners: Mary Kennedy,Vera Breslin, Rose Boyle, Lisa Coughlan, Claire Keeney, Brid Gallagher
€35 Winners: Margaret Bonner, Rose Boyle, Nellie Doherty
€50 Winners: Dim Melly, Denise Maguire, Bridie Gallagher, Patsy Martin, Lauren Furey, Denise Furey, Anthony Burke, Annie Gallagher, Mary Mc Dermott, Patricia Molloy
€60 Winner: Ann Timoney
€100 Winners: Sally Mc Hugh, Grainnie Mc Keown, Evelyn Doherty, Rosaleen Doherty, Ann Bonner, Rose Boyle, Mary Ward. Sally Mc Guigan
€300 Winner: Eileen Gallagher

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm. Jackpot €5200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE Scheme has a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Museum workers, C.E criteria applies.  C.E workers can avail of training to enable them to upskill while on CE scheme.To apply for the above please email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or telephone 087 9695053 for further information

Snooker Room now open from 6p.m – 10p.m.

Yoga Classes Wednesday from 6:5pm – 7:45pm. For more information contact
087 9667142.

Tia Chi returns on Wednesday 01st March 8pm to 9:30pm.

Donegal Kung Fu for adults and children.  For further details and cost, please contact Mark Kinsella 086 3665495 or email:marktkinsella@yahoo.co.uk

Parent & Toddler Group – Monday mornings from 10a.m to 12 Noon.

Recent Bereavement
The recent death took place peacefully at his home of Thomas Gallagher, Clontarf, Dublin.  Thomas is the son of John and Cathy Gallagher (John is a native of the Glen Road) and loving brother of Aoife and Amanda and will be sadly missed by his family, grandmother Kathleen, relatives and friends to whom we extend sincere sympathy.  Thomas was laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery on Thursday 16th February following Requiem Mass in St Gabriel’s Church in Clontarf.

Pilgrimage from Knock to New York
A special Pilgrimage from Knock to New York will take place from 8th to 14th May, flying directly from Ireland West Airport, Knock to J.F.K. International Airport, New York.  The Pilgrimage will offer the chance to be a part of a memorable and historic trip which will include Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th at old St Patrick’s Cathedral, for the re-interment of the remains of John Curry, the youngest of the Knock Witnesses.  Mass will be celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Dolan.  If you would like to find out more, or make an enquiry, please contact the tour operators: Joe Walsh Tours on 01 2410800 or email: bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie

Monastic Contemplative Life Discernment Weekend (Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March)
Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (aged 20 to 40) to their retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience their Life of Prayer: Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, Talks, Sisters’ testimonies, Lectio Divina, Question Time, Food and Fellowship.  Those who cannot come for the full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday 9:30a.m. to 7p.m.  Early booking is advisable as places are limited.  Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact Sr Breda OP – email: siena3@eircom.net or phone 041 9838524. www.dominicannuns.ie

100th Anniversary of the Fatima Aparitions
Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place from 10th July 2017.  Flights from Dublin, 7 nights Hotel Avenida.  €764 plus insurance €25 per person,  For full details contact Geraldine Shovlin on 087 2820946.

Naomh Conaill CLG
Naomh Conaill are delighted to announce the return of their very successful ‘Come Dine with Me’.  This year’s event takes place on St Patrick’s Day / evening (Friday 17th March) and afterwards in Kennedy’s Bar.  All proceeds from a raffle on the night will be donated to the Paul Dawson MS Fundraising Appeal.  Kennedy’s Bar has kindly sponsored a very attractive prize to be drawn among the hosts only. Full details are available on the club’s Facebook page.  Contact Vinny – 087 1770243, Martin – 086 8656312 or Rosaleen – 087 6235023.

Local Notes Contact Details
Please forward items for inclusion in the Glenties Democrat Notes to glentiesdemocratnotes@gmail.com or leave handwritten notes into Ann Bonner at Glenbrook Embroidery before 5p.m. on a Tuesday evening.