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Naomh Fíonán.
An Fál Carrach
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri
10am & 7pm
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament Thurs 10.00am – 6.15pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet Thur 6:00 pm.
Exposition concludes with Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Weekend Masses
Sat Vigil
Sunday Masses
Ā, dá n-éistfeadh sibh le mo ghuth inniu!
Ná cruaigí bhur gcroí.
St. Bridget’s Feastday
St. Bridget arrived in Ireland a few years after St. Patrick. Her father was an Irish
lord named Duptace.
As Bridget grew up, she became holier and more pious each day. She loved the
poor and would often bring food and clothing to them. One day she gave away a
whole pail of milk, and then began to worry about what her mother would say. She
prayed to the Lord to make up for what she had given away. When she got home,
her pail was full! Bridget was a very pretty young girl, and her father thought that
it was time for her to marry. She, however, had given herself entirely to God when
she was very small, and she would not think of marrying anyone. When she
learned that her beauty was the reason for the attentions of so many young men,
she prayed fervently to God to take it from her. She wanted to belong to Him
alone. God granted her prayer. Seeing that his daughter was no longer pretty, her
father gladly agreed when Bridget asked to become a Nun. She became the first
Religious in Ireland and founded a convent so that other young girls might
become Nuns. When she consecrated herself to God, a miracle happened. She
became very beautiful again! Bridget made people think of the Blessed Mother
because she was so pure and sweet, so lovely and gentle. They called her the
"Muire na Gael."
Sunday – St Bridget’s Day
Blessing of Crosses
The blessing of crosses will take place at 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday.
Monday - Feast of the Presentation
Candles will be blessed at 7pm Mass on Monday evening. Candles are available
in the local shops and a limited number are available at the Church, price €5 for 6.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation towards candles used in the Church may
donate to the box in the Church Sanctuary.
Tuesday – St Blaise
Blessing of throats will take place before and after 10am and 7pm Masses.
Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette
Mass and Novena Prayer on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th
Parish Income and Expenditure for 2014
The parish accounts have been prepared and forwarded to our accountants.
A statement of all incoming and outgoing expenditure is available in the church
porch this weekend. Should anyone require further information or detail, I, Fr.
Denis will be pleased to help. I wish to express my sincere thanks to you the
parishioners, for your continued help and support to the parish finances. I
encourage you to continue to use your Sunday collection envelope as it is the
main source of income for the upkeep of our parish. A hugh Thank You to Coiste
Cuchulainn for money received from them as a result of the sale of the convent.
Confirmation preparation for parents
A short meeting will take place on Tuesday in the school hall at 7pm. It’s
important that all parents/guardians attend this meeting on the Sacrament of
Baptismal Programme
As the Diocese continues to encourage faith and a better faith education, parishes
are encouraged to begin a Baptismal Programme. We as a parish will begin this
programme for parents and godparents immediately. It will consist of a meeting
with a trained catechist before the celebration of the Sacrament. This meeting will
take place in the parochial house by arrangement.
Pilgrimage to Fatima, Santiago de Compostela and Lourdes
Departing Dublin 3rd June for 9 nights. Details from Fr Denis G. Early booking
essential if the pilgrimage is to go ahead. Cost €980 approx.
Phone 086
8578827/074 9135196/074 9165343. Anyone interested in this pilgrimage please
contact Fr. Denis this week if the pilgrimage is to go ahead.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. If you
find yourself in this situation and would like some help, then contact St. Vincent
de Paul on 087 1443464. All requests are dealt with individually and in confidence.
SVP are always looking for new members. You will be made most welcome and
you will find our work most rewarding.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Holy Week 2015.
Spiritual Director Fr. Paul Gallager. Seven days €639 ex Dublin. More information
from Bernie 087 935 3953. Notice in Church porch.
Tory Island Graveyard Club 50 - January Results
1st J. Rodgers €200 ; 2nd G. Duggan €100 ; 3rd Mr O’ Brien €100.
To join this month give your name into the parish office on Thursday mornings or
ring 074 9135196. Next draw is 8th February. If you’re not in, you can’t win !
Cloughaneely Band Lotto
The match four winner was Micheal Coyle, Dunfanaghy. The winning numbers
were 2, 3,11, 12, 15 and 17. The next draw is on 1st Feb in Ostan Loch Altan with a
jackpot of €2050.
Ladies Board
Cloughaneely Ladies GAA are looking for help from interested parents or
individuals to assist in the running of the club and require assistance particularly
in the area of Management and Coaching of our underage and senior teams. Any
assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Pauline 087 6952180 or
Tom Feeney 087 2785601, for further enquiries before 1st February.
Minor Board
Under 6, 8's and 10's training resumes Friday 30th in the school gym at the usual
times. U-12's resumes Monday 2nd.
Weekly Children's Drama Classes every Thursday at Ballina Resource Centre.
5-8 yr olds 4.00pm - 5.00pm
8-11 yr olds 5.00pm - 6.15pm
For further details contact Pauline on 089 473 7596
Ante-natal classes commence on Thursday 5th February at 2pm at the Falcarragh
Health Centre. Breastfeeding support group meets on a Wednesday at 10am at
Garradh Cholm Cille Centre. Contact the Public Health Nurse 074 91 35513
Falcarragh Tourist and Traders
Falcarragh Tourist and Traders are calling on all local community groups and
businesses to take part in this year’s St Patrick's Day Parade. Please get in
contact with Joe Ruddy if you are interested in taking part.
Clothing Collection for Refugees
On Sunday 8th February you are asked to bring any spare clothes, belts, shoes
and handbags to Aras Begley Hall between 9am – 2pm. All funds raised in this
county-wide clothing collection will go to ‘ Homes from Donegal’, a charity
building homes in the Central African Republic for some of the one million
refugees displaced by war there. See for more
ETB - Adult Education
Practical Maths starting Thursdays in the Adult Education Centre in Gortahork come to grips with decimals, fractions, percentages, area etc. No fee. 7-9 pm.
9180871 or 0861740677 for information.
Parent and Toddler Group
Sarah King from Kidz-B-Artisz was due to visit the group on 29th January. Due to
teaching commitments she has changed the visit to Saturday 7th February at
10.30am. The workshop will be open to all children from 2-5 years old. We hope
you will come along as it will be great fun. Just remember to bring a messy T-Shirt
and Sarah will provide all the materials. It's €3 per child and it will be great fun! To
book call Pobail Le Chéile 0749180111.
Cumann Cairdeas
Maria Whelan from GROW will be the guest speaker at the group on Tuesday 3rd
February at the YARD at 11am. Maria will give an introductory talk on the GROW
Community Education Programme. For more information contact Pobail Le Chéile
Afterschools Project
Afterschools Project for for 8-12 years olds starting at the YARD on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from February 10th. We're looking for a carnival artists to join our team
for a performance in the St.Patrick's Day parade! On Tuesdays you'll be designing
and creating props and on Thursday you'll be taking part in Samba Workshops.
Workshops are €1 per child which includes juice and fruit. To book call Pobail Le
Chéile 0749180111.
Pilgrimage to Medugorje 9th - 16th Sept. 2015 with Spiritual Director
€699 per person
€100 off if paid in full by 2nd February 2015
€50 off if deposit of €200 paid by 2nd February 2015
For further information and to book contact Kathleen at 074-9121641 or 086 –
A.A. Meetings
Every Sunday and Monday nights in Aras Begley Hall, (hall beside Church), at
To find out more about the above and about meetings,
email [email protected]
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Dates for your diary :
First Holy Communion
11am Sunday 15th February, 2015.
11am Saturday 2nd May, 2015.
Cuimhneacháin Báis
Died Recently
Gracie Boyce, Killult.
Kitty Gallagher nee Curran, Ballintemple.
Sean O’ Maolchallann, Ray.
Eoghan Gallagher, Keeldrum.
Fred Nelson, Ballina.
Month’s Mind Mass Sat 7pm.
Pete Ferry & Fr. Bill Wright, Meencarricka.
Ellen Harkin, Ray.
Jimmy Cannon, Ballina.
Betty Mc Ginty, Balliness.
Fr. Sean O’ Donnell, Station Road.
Martin O’ Brien, Balliness.
Mass Tue 7pm.
Mass Wed 7pm.
Mass Thur 7pm.
Mass Fri 7pm.
Mass Sat 7th 10am.
Mass Sat 7th 7pm.
Josephine Quigg ,Glasgow/Derryreel.