Glenties Parish Newsletter 16th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 15th January to 21st January

Tuesday 16th January **7.30pm** Bridget Kenney (Stranoughter)
Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm
Thursday 18th January 9.30am
Friday 19th January 7.30pm
Saturday 20th January 11.00am
7.30pm Michelle McGlynn & Biddy McGlynn (London)
Sunday 21st January 11.00am Mamie & Cornelius Sweeney (Gortnasillagh)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday after 9.30am Mass to 6pm in the small Chapel.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT ON TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK, MASS WILL BE AT 7.30PM**

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm in the Parochial House for Readers.

There will be a meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 8.30pm in the Parochial House for Eucharistic Ministers.

World Day of Migrants & Refugees Sunday 14th January 2018: Pope Francis has asked everyone to respond to the situation of many migrants and refugees fleeing from war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty by actions in deeds and words. A welcoming event for new migrants & refugees is being organised for Sun 11th Feb at 3pm by the Diocese of Raphoe Justice & Peace group in association with the Donegal Intercultural Platform. Venue in Letterkenny to be finalised soon.

On February 5th, Anam Cara commemorates ten years of supporting bereaved parents in your community. For more information see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888.

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

Sincere thanks to all who donated to the annual Donegal Pro-Life Trust Church Gate Collection, total raised was €276.25.

Protect the 8th talk and training NW Donegal with Judith Tait, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thursday January 25th at Hotel Loch Altan, Gortahork at 8pm. All welcome!

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 2nd – 4th February 2018. For information contact
Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie. COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL

Classes/Courses at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Baby Massage: Commencing Mon 15th Jan 18 for 5 weeks from 10:45 am – 12 noon. Book with Eileen on 0877647993.
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome.
Chair Zumba: Fri 12th Jan for 4 weeks from 2 pm – 3 pm, cost €10 per person for course. Book on 074 9741863.
Kids Drama Class: Catie B from the Balor Theatre is back with Kids Drama on Fri 19th Jan 18. 5 – 8 year olds: 3:30 – 5:00 pm and 9 – 12 year olds: 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Cost is €100 per person for 10 weeks (10% discount for families). Book at reception on 074 9741863.
Basket/Creel Making Workshop: Held at the Centre on Sat 20th & Sun 21st Jan 18 from 10 am – 4 pm both days costing €40 per person. Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.
Safepass Course: On Sat 27th Jan from 8 am – 5 pm at the Niall Mor Community Centre, cost is €100 per person.
Weekly Walking Group: Every Wed leaving from the Niall Mor Community Centre at 10:00 am, cost is €2 per person and refreshments afterwards.

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

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

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

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,787.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday MASS: *** 12 .15 p.m. ***
Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:
Sunday 21st January 12.15pm Owen & Margaret McGlynn, Leach Liath

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 265.00. 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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 8th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 8th January to 14th January

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

Confessions: immediately after Saturday 11am Mass

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

The Edeninfagh C.E. Scheme has two positions vacant for a general operative to work on the church grounds and graveyards in Glenties. If you are interested and are eligible for a scheme, please contact 074-9557981, 087-7736247 or email mullanmoresch@eircom.net

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

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

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

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

World meeting of families 2018
As part of the preparations, a prayer petition box will go around each parish within the diocese. Glenties will have this from 19th to 25th February 2018. These petitions will then continue to Dublin and the intentions will be remembered during prayers at the world meeting of families.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh

Sunday mass: 12 .15 p.m.

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

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

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

 

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

Glenties Parish Newsletter 14th December 2017

Masses for week commencing 11th December to 17th December

Thursday 14th December 10.00am Maggie Boyle (Dr McCloskey Crescent)
Friday 15th December 7.30pm Baby Mia Rose McDyre
Saturday 16th December 11.00am

7.30pm James and Mary Sweeney (Mill Road)

Sunday 17th December 11.00am Dan Gallagher (Narin Road)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

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

From 1st January 2018, morning Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be at 9.30am.

Christmas Confessions :

Glenties – Tuesday 19th December 8pm

Ardara – Wednesday 20th December 8pm

Fintown – Thursday 21st December 7.30pm

Anyone wishing to volunteer to become a collector at the weekend Masses might you please forward your name to Fr Gerard before December 17th.

Anniversary Mass on Sunday 17th December at 1pm for Shane McDonnell, Glen Road.

A FUND FOR MICKEY JOE McMONAGLE – A Mart/Auction was held in Brockagh Mart on Saturday the 24th of November, 2017. A staggering €54,500 was raised on the day. The Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored, donated and bought animals and items and who contributed in any way. Thank you for your continued support.

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

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com. Website: www.med-irishcentre.com

ANAM CARA, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 14th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (please note change of venue). This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €9,500 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is opened from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm.
Tai Chi Wednesdays from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have 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.

Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Winter/Spring Season please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1,800.00. Thank You

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 10th December 12.15pm Joe Coyle, Edeninfagh

Sunday 17th December 12.15pm Dominic McCauley, Meenaleenaghan

Christmas Confessions in Edeninfagh on Sunday 17th December at 11.30am and after Mass.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 275.00. 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 Parish Newsletter 27th November 2017

Masses for week commencing 27th november to 3rd December

Monday 27th November NO MASS
Tuesday 28th November 10.00am Foncie O’Donnell (Ard Connell)
Wednesday 29th November 7.30pm Denis McDermott (Scotland)
Thursday 30th November 10.00am Margaret & Andy Doherty (The Wood)
Friday 1st December 7.30pm Patrick & Bella Gallagher (Buncrobog)
Saturday 2nd December 11.00am Gerry Boyle & Deceased Boyle Family (Meenahalla)

7.30pm Francis McLoone – 1st Anniversary (Narin Road)

Sunday 3rd December 11.00am Anne & Patrick Martin (Dungloe & Glasgow)

Confessions Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

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

From 1st January 2018, morning Mass on Tuesday and Thursday will be at 9.30am.

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

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

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm Jackpot €9,200 on 45 numbers or less if not won €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line. Snooker Room is opened from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm,

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

Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 6.15pm.

Tai Chi Wednesdays from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have 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.

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women Free Workshop, be inspired and learn how to develop and grow a more positive mind-set. Enjoy a guided relaxation that will leave you with a feeling of well being in Community Centre Glenties started Thursday 23rd November 7.30-9.30pm 4 week course of self discovery, Tea/Coffee/snacks will be served. No booking necessary, for more information contact 087 903 1389 or e-mail; info@emilywhelan.com

Christmas at the Museum Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting the Museum on the Following nights Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, and Sunday 10th December, 5 pm – 8 pm nightly. 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)

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1850.00. Thank You

READERS FOR DECEMBER

Saturday 7.30 p.m. Anne Gallagher
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Brian McDevitt

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR DECEMBER

Saturday 7.30 p.m. Rosaleen Mc Kenna, Annette Breslin, James Mc Hugh, Olive Mc Kelvey
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Thomas Becht, Michael Gallagher, Bernie Mc Loone

ALTAR SOCIETY FOR DECEMBER TEAM B

COLLECTORS FOR DECEMBER

Saturday 7.30 p.m. Gerry Byrne, Patrick O’ Donnell, John Hegarty, Bernie Mc Loone
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Rosemary Dewhirst, Bernie Quinn, John Roarty

 

Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh.

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

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries:

Sunday 26th November 12.15pm Annie McGlynn, Edeninfagh
Friday 1st December 6.00pm Charles McDermott, Edeninfagh
Sunday 3rd December 12.15pm Kitty Quinn, Cnoc Leitreach

COLLECTOR FOR DECEMBER : Breidín Gallagher

There will be a meeting on Monday 27th November at 8pm in Fintown Day Centre for anyone who wishes to be involved in the upcoming events for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in Ireland in 2018.

Last week’s Offertory Collection amounted to € 340.00. Thank You

 

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

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 Parish Newsletter 14th November 2017

Masses for week commencing 13th November to 19th November

Tuesday 14th November 7.30pm Mary- Kate Byrne  (Months Mind)
Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm Packie McDyer (Derries)
Thursday 16th November 10.00am
Friday 17th November 7.30pm
Saturday 18th November 11.00am John Early (Mullinard)
7.30pm Kathleen & Paddy O’Donnell (Ard Connell)
Sunday 19th November 11.00am Nellie O’Donnell (Meenadinna)

Confessions:   Immediately  after   Saturday  11 a.m. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume from this Thursday onward.  Adoration prayer will take place each Thursday from 10.00am (after Mass) until 6.00pm (ending with Benediction).  This is a great form of prayer for individuals and the community of the parish.  A list is being compiled of possible adorers for each hour.  If you feel that you might be able to give an hour to this prayer perhaps you might place your name on the hourly list on the table in the porch area.

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

Following our visit last weekend from Br Brian Johnson of the Franciscan Brothers, a total amount received was €2834.00.  A letter of thanks from Br Brian can be seen at the back of the Chapel.

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.

Glenties Christmas Market, Sunday 19th November in the Highlands Hotel Glenties from 11am – 6pm.  With local Shops and Crafts.  All your Christmas shopping under one roof.

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

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

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

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.

Disney Day Disco:  Kids Christmas Disco 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:  Is in the Centre every Monday at the new time of 2-4pm.  Letterkenny Women’s Centre:  They offer a counselling service at the Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre.  For further enquires 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.

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    € 1,915.00.  Thank  You

 

Church  of  the  Holy  Family,  Edeninfagh

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

Mass      Intentions      &       Anniversaries:

Sunday 12th November 12.15 pm. for Danny Gallagher, Greenans

Edeninfagh NS:  A Cash for Clobber collection will take place in the school on Tuesday 14th November.  Filled bags can be left in the school on Monday 13th or collection can be arranged by phoning 086 1798692.

Last   week’s   Offertory   Collection     amounted   to    € 295.00.  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

Glenties Notes 18th November 2010

Well Done
Well Done to Naomh Conaill senior team who are through to the Ulster Club Final against Crossmaglen on Sunday 28th November.

Guest Tea Party
Naomh Conaill Club is hosting a Tea Party next Saturday 20th November in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties at 8.30 p.m.  Following the party there will be a dance around 11.00 p.m.  Music is by Rambling Fever.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Seamus Hunter and family, Meenagrubby, Glenties on the death recently of his mother, Catherine Hunter, Carrigart.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Maggie Keeney, Tullyhoniver, Glenties on the death of her niece Marian Mc Gee, Falcarragh (nee Gallagher, Ardara), which took place last week.

Ionad Pobail Agus Spóirt Naomh Mhuire (Scoil Mhuire Gym)
The Gym is now available for hire for a range of various activities e.g. Sport, Drama, Dancing, Birthday Parties etc.  If anyone wishes to avail of the above venue, please contact John Mc Cann, Scoil Mhuire at 074-9551521 or Johnny Farren at 074-9551505 or 087-6613365.

Family Mass
The 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday 21st November will be celebrated as the Family Mass, for which the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

Parish Social
The Glenties Parish Social for all the Senior Citizens of the area will take place on Sunday 5th December at 3.00p.m. in the Highlands Hotel.  The support of the Public would be very much appreciated from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 9th November were – Ann White won the jackpot of € 400.  Nan Doherty, Carmel Fitzgerald, Glenties, Breege Boyle, D. Mc Carron, Maura Kilbane, Anne Furey, Micky Herron, Anne Kennedy, Kathy Connell and Jimmy Quinn, Brockagh won € 100 each.  Ann Caffrey, Letty Doherty, Sarah Brown, Claire Keeney, Johnny O’ Donnell, Ann Earley, Nora Mc Hugh, Michael Sweeney, Ardara, Anna Cannon, Anne Kennedy and Carmel Fitzgerald won € 50 each.

Sunday Collection Envelopes
Any New Parishioner who would like a box of envelopes, or any parishioner who has changed address since last year, should leave name and address in the Sacristy after any of the Masses or telephone the Parochial House at 9551117.

First Aid Course
Due to demand another First Aid Course will be starting in Áras Sheáin Bháin, Baile Na Finne early in January 2011.  For more information contact 9546071.

Glenties Notes 21st October 2010

Cash for Clobber
Scoil Mhuire N.S. Glenties is having a ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection on Thursday 21st October.  Filled bags (bin liner size) can be brought to the school until school closes on the day.  This is a good way to get rid of unwanted clothing, paired shoes, curtains, linens, old handbags and belts and is in keeping with the ‘Green Schools Initiative’.  The school will receive € 4 for each well filled bag, which will go towards school funds.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.  For further information please contact the school at 074 9551521.

New Arrival
Congratulations to Bernie and Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jack) for Hannah and Adam

Bingo
The winners at the Bingo in The Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 12th October were – Rosaleen Melly won the Jackpot of € 400.  Brid Gallagher, Nan Doherty, Sally Mc Hugh, Paula Hegarty, Nancy Shovlin, Paddy Joe Gallagher, Rose Browne, Agnes Mc Mahon, Ann Kennedy and Mary Gallagher won € 100 each.  Bella Boyle, Ann Byrne, Hugh Gallagher, Elizabeth Buckley, Mary Furey, Josie Gallagher, Isobel Mc Loone, Carmel Doherty and John Molloy, Fintown won € 50 each.  Lettie Doherty, Margaret Murray, Helen Mc Dyre and Rosemary Whelan won € 25 each.

Thanks
Leo and Annette Mc Loone, all their family and bar staff at Leo’s Bar, Glenties would like to thank everyone for their support with the BBQ, which was held on August 1st.   € 2,000 was raised for the C.C.U. in Letterkenny Hospital.  Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make it a success.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Christmas Lights Halloween Ball
The Annual Halloween Ball in aid of the Christmas Lights will be held in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 24th October.  Music is by Guilty of Rhythm.  Doors will open at 10 p.m.  Face Painting in the Hotel from 7 p.m.  There will be cash prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Carnival Parade
The Carnival Parade will start from the Community Centre at 9 p.m.

Children’s Fancy Dress Parade & Family Fun Evening
On Saturday 23rd October there will be a family fun evening, with a Fancy Dress parade for the children from the Community Centre and afterwards to the Hotel ballroom for some Halloween treats.  There will be Face Painting in the hotel before the parade.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to John Melly and family, Glenties on the death last week of John’s sister, Sadie Mc Monagle, Boyoughter, Lettermacaward; also to all the relatives and friends.  Sadie and her husband Michael lived in Glenties for a number of years, where Roddy’s Bar is now.

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon
West Coast Cormorants are running an eight week session in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, starting on Tuesday 2nd November.  This session offers swimming lessons for beginners, improvers and higher levels.  This is a valuable opportunity for children to work for an Irish Water Safety Swim Award.  Application forms will be available in the usual outlets in Glenties and Ardara and should be returned by Wednesday 20th October, no later than Friday 22nd October.  Costs will be kept to a minimum this year, at € 85 per child, including travel, pool and certificate.  Parents please note: this is a voluntary, community-run club and we need each of you to supervise the bus on one occasion during the term.  For further details, please contact 086 0782699.

Collection
Self Help Africa Church Gate Collection will be taken up before the Masses next weekend.

Parenting Course
A Positive Parenting Course will be held in St. Riaghan’s N.S. Drimnacrosh, beginning on Wednesday 20th October.  The course will be run over a six week period, every Wednesday for two hours (excluding Wednesday 27th October- Mid Term Break) between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.  There will be a break for tea / coffee during each two hour session.  This course, which is delivered by the H.S. E. is open to all parents of Primary School Children and is free of charge.  Subjects covered are Communication, Self-Esteem, Resilience and Behavioural Issues.  Please contact the school at 9551591.

Friends of Letterkenny Hospital
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection on the Harvest Fair Day in Glenties.  The amount raised was € 643.72c.

Novena of Masses for the Dead
Every Mass from Tuesday 2nd November until Wednesday 10th November in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties and The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh will be a Mass for the Dead.  Special envelopes will be available at the door of the Church next weekend.

Coffee Morning
Edeninfagh N.S. will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital tomorrow, Friday 22nd October, beginning at 10.30 a.m.  Donations will be accepted at the school on the day.  Everyone is welcome.

Fintown parish Bazaar
The Annual Bazaar will take place in Ballinamore School next Sunday 24th October at 2.30 p.m.  There will be some great prizes.  Your support would be much appreciated.