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Glenties Notes 15th December 2009

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Paddy Mc Donnell, Brockagh, who died last week in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar. Paddy came to Glenties in the 40s as a young Garda and married local girl, Rose Mc Nelis, (sister of Packie Mc Nelis and Nora Rutledge). Rose predeceased him about ten years ago.

30thAnniversary Monster Card Drive
Sunday 20th December will be the 30th anniversary of the Annual Monster Card Drive, which takes place in Leo’s Bar, Glenties at 5.00 p.m.

Cake Sale in aid of Habitat for Humanity
Two local girls, Stephanie Hegarty and Melissa Byrne are having a Cake and Book Sale in the Community Centre on Saturday 19th December at 8.00 p.m. in aid of Habitat for Humanity. This is a worldwide non-profit organisation that works in partnership with families in need of shelter, to build simple decent homes. Melissa and Stephanie are going to Africa in the Summer as volunteers with this organisation.
Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Contact Melissa on 087 2289027 or Stephanie on 087 7558582.

Parish Carol Service
As a Preparation for Christmas a Carol Service ~ prepared by Choirs, Readers, Musicians and Schools of the Parish, will be held in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Sunday 20th December at 7.30 p.m. As we are all aware, a lot of families in our country have been left homeless this Christmas, because of the recent flooding. A donation box will be made available at the back of the Church, during the Carol Service for anyone who would like to donate to this very worthy cause.

Church Crib
This year the money collected in the collection box at the Crib will be donated to Maria Rafferty’s work in Ethiopia.

Care of the Aged
The Annual Church Gate Collection for the Care of the Aged will take place at all Masses next weekend 19th and 20th December.

Town Christmas Lights
A Church Gate Collection in aid of the Town Christmas Lights will take place at all the Masses for the Sunday after Christmas 26th and 27th December. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Bin Collection
Donegal Waste & Recycle Bin Collection for Christmas and New Year period is as follows – Christmas Week – The collection which usually takes place on Friday (Christmas Day) will be on Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve) and on the following week it will be on Saturday 2nd January instead of Friday 1st (New Year’s Day). Collections will return to normal on Friday 8th January.

St. Thérèse Building Project in India raised € 565 in the Church Gate Collection taken up on 28th and 29th November. Thank you for your very generous contribution.

Congratulations to Mairead Cranley. Derries, Glenties, who graduated recently with a Diploma in Local Government Studies.


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