Buncrana Parish Newsletter For Sunday 26/08/2007
Your prayers are asked for Kathleen O’Donnell who was buried recently and for her family and friends saddened by their loss
Legion of Mary
Pilgrimage to Knock
Sunday 30th September.
For further details please
welcome into God’s family Darragh Neil McDaid, Ben John James Cameron, Emma Mena Doherty and Ciara Patricia Sheridan who were baptised recently.
Fr. Joseph K. Bill V.C.M.A.
6-day Silent Healing Retreat 21st—27th October in Dromantine, Newry. Phone 086 6175162 for more details.
The Pope’s Intentions for the Month of September
General: That the ecumenical assembly of Sibiu in Romania may
contribute to the growth of unity among all Christians,
for whom the Lord prayed at the Last Supper.
Missionary: That following Christ joyfully, all missionaries may know
how to overcome the difficulties they meet in everyday life.
The FÁS scheme intends to carry out work on the graves on the left-hand side. For further information or if any family has any objections please phone
Mickey Bradley on 086 3267443.
Week 21, Sunday 19th August
1st Prize €500: Kathleen Hegarty, c/o Bingo.
Promoter €30:Marie Henderson.
2nd Prize €300: Hugh Joe Henderson, Aghilly.
Promoter €20: Donna Deehan.
3rd Prize €150: Betty O’Loughlin, St Mary’s Road.
Promoter €20: Noeleen Tynan.
Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Sat.25th Aug for 5 nights
Mon—Thurs @ 8.15pm
Matinee today Sunday
26th August @ 3pm
The Simpsons Movie(gen)
Friday & Sunday at 9pm. Snowball: €4,600
Big prizes paid out on the night.
Pilgrimage to Knock
Sat 8th & Sun 9th Sept for Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Overnight stay, full cost €85 also Sat 15th & Sun 16th Sept for St Padre Pio. Overnight stay, full cost €85. Phone 9320734 or 086 3465575 for further info. and to book.
Desertegney School Reunion
People whose photo was taken by Michael Gallagher please come to the Hall
at 3pm today Sunday 26th August.
An information session and assistance with higher education grants application form filling will take place in Carndonagh Public Service Centre on Wed. 29th Aug. from 2.30-4.30pm. D.C.C., Citizens Information and the Inishowen Partnership will be there to assist.
Keys lost on 3rd August. If found please phone 087 1335434.
Gold link bracelet lost in Buncrana on Sat. 18th Aug., very sentimental value, reward offered. Contact 086 3772554.
Buncrana Senior Citizens Committee
ANNUAL OUTING will take place on Tues. 18th Sept. 2007 to Belleek.
Further details next week.
and Scoil Iosagain
will both re-open on Mon. 3rd Sept.
Vivid Performances presents children’s speech & drama workshops starting Monday 3rd Sept. for 5—12year olds from 4—6pm. €5 per session. To book phone Emma Porter on 086 3601537.
Montessori Play-school Sept.—2008
Survey is now available in the Library and the Clinic in Buncrana. For further
information phone 9322414 / 9374096.
Class of 1992-1997 Re-union
“Buncrana Tech” will take place on Sat. 29th Sept. @ 8pm in The Harbour Inn. Tickets €20, available after 6.30pm on 087 7642381 / 086 8519732. Surplus money will go to the Donegal Hospice.
Below the Belt—Weigh-in ‘N Work-out
class for male & females every Monday at 8.30pm. All very welcome.
Beginners Pilates starting Mon.10th Sept. @ 8.30pm. Intermediate Pilates resuming Mon. 10th Sept. at 7.30pm & Tues. 11th Sept. @ 11am. Beginners phone 9362723 to book. Also Step
Aerobics on 10th Sept. @ 6.30pm.
Many thanks to all who contributed to
the Donegal Leprosy fund at
Desertegney on Sunday 5th August.
Almost €900 was raised.
reopen on the following dates:
lst Year, Fri. 31st Aug.
3rd & 5th Year,Mon. 3rd Sept.
2nd Year,Wed. 5th Sept.
4th Year,Fri. 7th Sept.Transition year, Leaving certificate applied year 1 & 2 and repeat leaving certificate students,
Monday 10th September.
will re-open on the following dates:
1st Year only, Thurs. 30th Aug.
1st & 5th Year, Fri. 31st Aug.
All Students, Mon. 3rd Sept.
Nazareth House Comfort Fund
A 6K walk leaving Nazareth House,
Fahan on Friday 31st August at 6pm in aid of the ‘patient’s comfort fund’.
Refreshments afterwards. Sponsor sheets on 9360224, 0861740054 or Nazareth House. Please support this worthy cause.
Job Centre—Inishowen Partnership
are starting new sessions in Buncrana
during Sept. Phone 9361376 for details.
Foyle & Donegal Support Group
are presenting a flower demonstration by Josie Coll in the Lake of Shadows Hotel on Thurs. 30th Aug. at 8pm. Adm. €5. Phone for tickets on 9361271 or 9361114 or pay at the door.
Change of venue: Tuesday 28th August we will be in the hall of the Lake of Shadows Hotel (you can enter by the side door). 1st class at 5.15pm & 2nd class at 6.30pm.Do attend at whichever time suits you best. New members very welcome.
Readings for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (2nd Sept.)
Eccles (Sir) 3:17-20, 28-29. “There is no cure for the proud man’s malady, since an evil growth has taken root in him.” Is not this the obverse of “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”?
Hebrews 12:18-19., 22-24. At the Sinai covenant God’s majesty was much in evidence, and that at a distance. The new covenant with Jesus consists in our becoming members of God’s beloved family, and seeing Him face to face.
Luke 14:1, 7-14. What Jesus observes in the house of a leading Pharisee calls for a lesson in the absolute need for meekness and humble service on the part of those who would enter God’s kingdom.
Readers for Sat. 1st andSun. 2nd September
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
6pmVigil - Michelle Clarke 7.30pm Vigil - Danny O’Brien
10am - Miriam Barber 9am - Fiona Gubbins
12.30pm - Mary McMenamin 11am - Hughie Dick
New Service for over 65s
‘Good Morning, Good Evening Inishowen’
From mid-September 2007 ‘Good Morning Inishowen’ hopes to extend the present service and commence a ‘Good Evening
Inishowen’ service. This should help make the long winter
evenings a little shorter and brighter for some of the older
people in the Inishowen area. On Tuesdays and Thursdays
calls will be made to older people living at home. Calls will be made from 5.30/6pm until 8pm. It is hoped that this will
allow individuals who would like to volunteer, but are busy throughout the day, the opportunity to now get involved with this free service for older people in the Inishowen area.
Recruitment of volunteers for this new evening service is now in process and if you are interested in finding out more or in becoming a volunteer please contact Anne at 9321598.
This project is funded by the European Union
Interreg 111A programme.