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Glenties Parish Newsletter 30th January 2018

Masses for week commencing 29th January to 4th February

Tuesday 30th January 9.30am
Wednesday 31st January 7.30pm Brid & Packie Duffy (Main Street)
Thursday 1st February St Bridget’s Day 9.30am
7.30pm Danny Kennedy & also his wife Rosie (Gortnamucklagh & England)
Friday 2nd February Candlemas Day 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd February Feast of St Blaise 11.00am Sr Immaculata – 1st Anniversary
7.30pm Annie, Jim & Marie Theresa McHugh (Gortnamucklagh)
Sunday 4th February  11.00am CONFIRMATION

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.

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.

Blessed Candles will be for sale following 7.30pm Mass on Friday 2nd and again on Saturday morning and Saturday evening but not on Sunday 4th due to Confirmation.

“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.

A big clean up of the Chapel will take place on Friday 2nd February at 5pm in preparation for Confirmation. Your help would be kindly appreciated.

BLUESTACK SPECIAL NEEDS FOUNDATION: There will be a Church Gate Collection on 3rd/4th February in aid of the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation.

GLENTIES CARE OF THE AGED: Collection amounted to €691.00. Many thanks to all who contributed.

February Readers/Eucharistic Ministers/Collectors/Altar Society
Saturday 7.30pm
Readers : Linda Kennedy
Eucharistic Ministers: Olive McKelvey, James McDyer, James McHugh, Irene Breslin
Collectors: Patsy Gallagher, Terence Gallagher, Martin Joyce

Sunday 11.00am
Readers : Anne Marie O’Donnell
Eucharistic Ministers: Margaret Gillespie, Martin Regan, Gerry Doherty
Collectors: James McGavigan, Pat Ward, Kevin Keeney

Altar Society: Team A

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

ENROLMENT PACKS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE, Glenties for school year 2018 / 2019 will be available for collection from the secretary’s office from Thursday 8th February. Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday 22nd February.

ENROLMENT AT ST. RIAGHAN’S NS: Parents wishing to enroll their child at St. Riaghan’s N.S., Drimnacrosh for the school year 2018/2019 are invited to call to the school for an Enrolment Form. Forms must be returned to the school no later than Friday 9th February. “Enrolment Day” will be held later in the year. For further information or enquiries, please contact the school 9551591 or email

ENROLMENT AT EDENINFAGH N.S.: Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2018/2019 school year. For further details ring the school on 074 9551663 or email:
S.N. ÉADAN FHIONN FHRAOICH: Ghlacfar le iarratasaí le haghaidh iontrala don scoilbhliain 2018/2019. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ón scoil ag 074 9551663 /

HOLY LAND 2018: It’s been a good few years since the parish made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land however this year there is an 8 day guided pilgrimage with Marian Pilgrimages, leaving Glenties on Friday October 26th. Four nights in Nazareth and four nights in Bethlehem. The Spiritual Director has made many visits to the Holy Land, a Scripture Scholar, he will bring the Gospels alive! A deposit of €200 secures a place and instalments will be taken for the balance to spread the cost. Phone Anne on 9551438 for all details of itinerary and to book.

Bingo in GLENTIES COMMUNITY CENTRE every Tuesday night at 9pm. January 30th Jackpot €10,000 on 45 numbers or less if not win €300 will be paid out, €100 a house, €50 a line.
Snooker Room is opened from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
Emily Bonner Irish Dance Classes Wednesday @ 3.30pm – 7.15pm.
Tai Chi Wednesdays from 8.00pm – 9.30pm.
Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated Ltd CE scheme have a vacancy for Horticultural workers, Maintenance workers, Caretaker, C.E criteria applies. C.E workers can avail of training to up skill while on CE scheme. To apply for the above please e-mail or ring 0879695053 for more information.
St Brigid Night Making Crosses on Thursday 1st February in the Community Centre Glenties @ 7.30 p.m. Tea / Coffee and light refreshments served. Admission €5. Proceeds to Glenties Museum.
Anybody wanting to book the Community Centre for the Autumn,season please contact 087 2679321 or call to the Community Centre Office between 10am – 2 pm Monday – Friday.

THE TRUSTEEE’S OF THE GLENTIES MARKET HALL would like to congratulate Mary Thompson on her recent retirement and to thank her for the work and dedication she has given to the Market Hall over the years and to wish her all the best for the future.

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 2,005.00. Thank You



There Will Be No Mass On Sunday 4th February
Vigil On Saturday 3rd February At 7.30pm

St Bridget’s Day Thursday 1st February 6pm
Confessions Friday 2nd February 5.30pm
Candlemas Day/First Friday Friday 2nd February 6pm
Feast of St Blaise/ Sunday Vigil: Saturday 3rd February 7.30pm John and Maryanne McCallaig

Fr Donnchadh will visit the sick and elderly on Friday 2nd February commencing at 11am

Collectors for February: Paddy Ward, Greenans & Donal Ward, Meenavale

Last week’s OFFERTORY COLLECTION amounted to € 500.00. 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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