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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
Thursday 15th February 8.00am
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


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

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

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 :


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