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Glenties Notes 21st April 2011

90th Birthday
Congratulations to Fanny Billingsley, Mullantyboyle and formerly of Letterilly, Glenties, who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently, and wishing her many more happy and healthy years among us.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mena Mc Gettigan, Mill Road, Glenties and the extended Keeney family on the death recently in England of Mena’s sister, Mamie Reilly (nee Keeney) formerly of Drimnacrosh, Glenties; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations to the 73 boys and girls from the Parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties from Bishop Philip Boyce on Sunday 10th April 2011. They were – Fintown – Leanne Mc Monagle, Oran McDevitt, FrancisMcDevitt, James McDevitt, Conor McKeown, Stephen McGlynn, Kaolan McGill, Kaolan Mc Monagle, Clodagh Boyle, Tara McKelvey, Victoria Bonner, Sinead McDevitt, Ailish McDevitt, Fionnuala Doherty, Tara Black, Sarah Long, Denis Quinn, and Ronan O’Donnell. Edeninfagh – Stella Greene, Jonathan Campbell and Ryan Hunter. Scoil Mhuire – Oliver Agnew, Dion Bonner, Danielle Boyle, James Boyle, Michaela Boyle, Ryan Boyle, Niamh Brennan, Conor Breslin, Gwendoline Byrne, Tony Byrne, Ryan Craig, Cian Doherty, Jack Flannery, Kirsty Gallagher, Kevin Gavigan, Dylan Lynch, Shane McDevitt, Charlie McDonnell, Eoin McGettigan, Amy McGrath, Paul McGuinness, Daniel McLoone, Dara Beth McLoone, Nicola Mc Loone, Mary Mannering, Caoimhe Molloy, Paul Molloy, Ronan Molloy, Amelia Nethercoat, Jamie O’Donnell, Pauric McDwyer, Logan Quinn and Deirbhile Ward. St Riaghan’s N.S. – Evanna Byrne, Eileen Elizabeth Conway and Kieran Gallagher, Zachary Gillespie, Tanya Harvey, Kirsty McDyer, Manus McDyer, Claire McGeehan, Caoimhe McGrenra, Ellie MacInnes, Chloe McNelis, Dáire O’Donnell, Gemma O’Donnell, Joshua Perraton and Jamie Toland. Kilkenny N.S. – Alisha Kee, Martin McDyer, Theresa Melly and David Moore.

The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 11th April – were – Maureen Gildea won the Jackpot of € 400. Mary Ward, Cloghan, Christine Mc Cool, Vincent Ward, Breid Gallagher, Michael Langan, Breid Gallagher, Margaret Murray, Eilish O’ Donnell, Sarah Mc Glynn and Hugh Gallagher won € 100 each. James Quinn, Cloghan, Kathleen Boyle, Teresa Mc Kelvey, Ella Langan, Letty Doherty, Mary Ellen Bonner, Margaret Melly, May Kennedy, Peter Sweeney and Margaret Melly won € 50 each. Cathy Connell, Anne Furey and Julian Molloy won € 20 each.

A Dance will take place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Sunday 1st May. Dance starts at 10 00 p.m. and music is by Rambling Fever.

Holy Week
Times of Services in Holy Week: St. Connell’s Church Glenties – Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. and ‘An Hour around the Cross’ at 9.00 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil – 9.00 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.

Church of the Holy Family Edeninfagh: Holy Thursday – 7.30 p.m. Good Friday – 3.00 p.m. Holy Saturday – 9.00 p.m.

Family Mass: The 11a.m. Mass on Easter Sunday in St. Connell’s Church. Glenties will be celebrated as the Family Mass; the Children of the Parish will prepare the Liturgy.

“This is Me” Ceremony: The First Holy Communion Children of Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will take part in the “This is Me” Ceremony next Sunday 24th April at 11 a.m. Mass.

“Enrolment Sunday”: The First Holy Communion Children of Edeninfagh N.S. will take part in the “Enrolment Sunday” Ceremony at 9.30 Mass on Sunday 1st May.

Eucharistic Bell
The 50th International Congress will take place from the 10th June to the 17th June 2012 in Dublin. As part of the preparations for this historic event every Parish / Diocese is asked to prepare for this huge International Church Event. A Eucharistic Bell, representing ‘the call to prayer’, will travel around each Parish and Diocese in Ireland. On Thursday morning 5th May it comes to Glenties from Dungloe Parish. The Congress Bell will arrive in Ard Patrick, where a procession will carry it along the Main Street and into the Church. Benediction followed by a Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharistic, will take place. Volunteers from the parish are needed – already the young people from the local schools and groups will participate – but we need more help. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Fr. Shane on 9551136 and for more information please go to the official Eucharistic Congress website –


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