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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 Parish Newsletter 7th November 2017

Mass Intentions & Anniversaries

Friday 10th November 7.30 p.m., for John Conway (Months Mind)

Saturday 11th November 7.30 p.m., for Nancy & Connie McGrath, Meenahalla

Sunday 12th November 11.00 a.m., for Pat Molloy, Mill Road (4th Anniversary)

Confessions: Immediately after Saturday 11 a.m. Mass

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.

VISITATION OF THE SICK & ELDERLY will take place this week as follows : –

Tuesday 7th Main Street, Tullyard Road, Dr. McCloskey Crescent, Stranaglough, Meenalargan, Ard Patrick, Ard McGill, Meenavale.

Wednesday 8th Stonepark, Derries, Kilraine, Drimnacrosh, Mullantyboyle, Narin Road, Loughcrillan Road, Letterilly, Maas, Ard Connell, Glen Road, Buncrubog and Lower Mully.

A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road
On the 30th July 2017, Mickey Joe McMonagle, aged 23 years, sustained life changing injuries as a result of a road traffic accident close to his home in Fintown. (Details of his journey to recovery so far can be seen on the bulletin board.) In recognition of Mickey’s love for farming, the Fundraising Committee are organizing a Mart/Auction in Brockagh Mart to be held on Saturday 25th November at 2.00 p.m. If anyone would like to donate livestock for the sale or proceeds towards the fund, please contact one of the following committee members before 11th November. Owen McGeehan 074 9546123/ 086 2506653; Brian Logue 086 8033162 or Seamus Boyle 086 8754783. All donations and support are welcome and much appreciated for this very worthy local cause by contacting the Committee’s secretary Marie McGill on 086 3334650 or by email at mcgillmarie@eircom.net or via the Fund’s Facebook Page “A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road”.

Bingo in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9pm. Jackpot €8,900 on 45 numbers or less, if not won €300 will be paid out. €100 a house and €50 a line.
Snooker room opened from 4pm – 10pm.
Irish Dance Classes with Emily Bonner on Wednesday @ 3.30pm to 6.15pm.
Yoga, Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Tai Chi, Wednesday from 8pm to 9.30pm.
Anyone wanting to book the Community Centre contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, CE criteria applies. C.E. Workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme. Contact 087 9695053 or email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie.

The Power of Positive Thinking for Women – Free Workshop in the Market Hall Community Centre Thursday 9th November from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Tea/Coffee/Snacks served. No booking necessary. Contact 087 9031389.

Anam Cara, the organization that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 9th November from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. (Please note the 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.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 1695.00. Thank You

Notices for the Parish Newsletter must be submitted no later than 1.00 p.m. Wednesday to Dympna, Parochial House, 9551117.
Parish email Address: glentiesparish@gmail.com