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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.


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 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 or visit 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

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 :


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