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Glenties Parish Newsletter 23rd January 2018

Masses for week commencing 22nd  January to 28th January

Monday 22nd January NO MASS
Tuesday 23rd January 9.30am
Wednesday 24th January 7.30pm
Thursday 25th January 9.30am
Friday 26th January 7.30pm
Saturday 27th January 11.00am
7.30pm Bridget, Owen & John O’Donnell (Ballybofey)
Sunday 28th January 11.00am Hugo McDyer – Months Mind (Main Street)

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.

READERS:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday 23rd January at 7.30pm for all Readers in the Parochial House.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  There will be a meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 8.30pm for all Eucharistic Ministers in the Parochial House.

CONFESSIONS FOR CONFIRMATION:  On Wednesday 31st January at 8pm, (after Mass), there will be Confessions for the young people preparing for Confirmation and their families.

RAPHOE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  There will be a Church Gate Collection next weekend, the 27th/28th January 2018, to help raise funds to take the sick and youth of the Diocese to Lourdes.  The Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 22nd May to 27th May 2018.  This will be led by Bishop Alan McGuckian, SJ, with Fr Patrick McHugh ,PP, as Pilgrimage Director.  The price per person is €704.00.  Poster can be viewed in the porch with full details.

KILKENNY NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment  forms are available for Junior Infant Class starting September 2018.  You can contact the school on 0749544270 or

DISCOVER LEARNING: Are you an adult interested in returning to education or are currently considering progression onto further study – then this event is for you – Donegal ETB Further Education & Training Fair 2018 – Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Wednesday, 24th January 11am – 3.00 pm.  Open and free to all adults.

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.

CANCER CONFERENCE:  Relay For Life Donegal warmly invite you to their cancer conference in The Mount Errigal Hotel on Sat 3rd Feb from 10am to 3.30pm. The conference will be officially opened by our guest speaker Majella O Donnell.  Attendance is free and includes lunch. Registration is essential as workshop places are strictly limited. You can register by Email OR alternatively telephone any of the following : Ena Barrett 0879966096  Sharon O’Connell (086) 878 9733 Seamus Devine 0872482775   Sean Sheerin (087) 627 7143 Robert O’Connor 0872716344

CLASSES/COURSES at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Tel: 074 9741863
Parent & Toddler Group: Held at the Centre every Tues (during school term) from 10:30 am – 12 noon, everyone welcome.
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.
Safepass Course: On Sat 27th Jan from 8 am – 5 pm at the Niall Mor Community Centre, cost is €100 per person.
Zumba for Kids: Lively and energetic class for Kids to learn exercise/dance moves through music. 6 week course commencing Thurs 8th Feb costing €30 per child. 5 – 8 year old class from 3:45 – 4:30 pm and 9 -12 year old class from 4:30 – 5 pm.
Scrabble: Every Monday from 12:30 – 2 pm in the Centre. Cost per person €2.
Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny have an outreach service at The Niall Mor Community & Enterprise Centre. For details contact 074 9124985.  Weekly Walking Group: Every Wednesday leaving from the Niall Mor Community Centre at 10:00 am, cost is €2 per person and refreshments afterwards.

Do you know what the 8th Amendment of our Constitution is?  Find out at the launch of Donegal Pro Life’s DVD:  “Why we should keep the 8th  Amendment” in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday, 25th January 2018 at 8pm.  All welcome.

I wish to acknowledge with extreme gratitude the recent generous donation of €2000 from parishioners.  This money will go towards the purchase of Stacking Ciboria for the Church.

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

11.00am Hugo McDyer – Months Mind (Main Street) 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    € 2,046.00.  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    € 305.00.  Thank  You


Notices  for  the  Parish  Newsletter  must  be  submitted no later than 1.00  p.m. Wednesday    to   Dympna,   Parochial  House +353 74 (0)9551117. Parish email  Address :


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