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Donagh Parish Bulletin - October 23rd 2011.


Bi Centenary HERE

St. Mary’s, Glennan:                                                             

Saturday 29th Oct         7.00pm       (Vigil)

Sunday 30th Oct         10.00am

Monday 31st Oct          7.30pm        Anniv: Mollie and Richie Harrison, Lakeview, Emyvale.

Tuesday 1st Nov        10.00am        All Saints Day: Novena. Church Holy Day.

Saturday 5th Nov         7.00pm        (Vigil)

St. Patrick’s, Corracrin:

Sunday 30th Oct        11.30am         First Anniv: Philomena McKenna, Donagh Glebe.

Tuesday 1st Nov         7.30pm         All Saints Day: Novena. Church Holy Day.

Wednesday 2nd Nov    7.30pm        All Souls Day: Novena.

Friday 4th Nov            7.30pm        Anniv: Winifred and Peter McCaffery and Pete Ryan.

                                                 Anniv: Patsy McCluskey, Main St. Emyvale.

Saturday 5th Nov      10.00am        Months Memory: George McMeel, Drumgahan.

Sunday 6th Nov        11.30am

Donagh Oratory:                                

Tuesday 1st Nov      No Mass in Oratory. (10.00am in Glennan,7.30pm in Corracrin)

Wednesday 2nd Nov 10.00am         All Souls Day: Novena. (Evening Mass at 7.30pm in Corracrin)

Thursday 3rd Nov     10.00am         Novena


Eucharistic Ministers:                       

St. Mary’s:

Saturday 5th Nov      7.00pm       Ann Keenan, Teresa Connolly.

Sunday 6th Nov       10.00am       Sandra McNally, Flo McKenna.

St. Patrick’s:

Sunday 6th Nov      11.30am        Seamus Fields, Niall Kelly, Monica McKernan.


November Dead List:

A Novena of Masses will be offered for all whose names are included on the November Dead List. (Leaflets available at the main door of both Parish Churches and the Oratory)


The Sick and Housebound:

will be visited on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November.



            Kathleen McAllister, Co. Antrim, Sister of Lizzie McKenna, Clarna.

           Teresa McAree, Stramore  


Altar Society (For November):

St.Mary’s:  Patricia McQuaid, Shelia Maguire.

St.Patrick’s  Alice McCarron, Geraldine McCarron.


Collectors (For November):

St.Mary’s:    7.00pm Rebecca McNally, Paddy Kelly, Martin O’Donnell.

                10.00am Sean O’Brien, Bernard Boyle, Bernadette Kelly.

St.Patrick’s:  11.30am Michael McKenna, John Treanor.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation Every Friday Evening

in St.Patrick’s, Corracrin 7.00pm (before 7.30pm Mass)


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Every Tuesday in Donagh Oratory


St. Josephs Young Priests Society:

Monthly meeting in St.Mary’s Chapel, Glennan, Monday 31st October at 8.00pm.


Bicentenary Celebrations at St.Patrick’s:

Words fail to express adequately the thanks and appreciation due to so many parishioners for the success of the day. One only has to look at the coverage on and in the Northern Standard. Thanks to Peadar McMahon and Rory Geary. It is true that a picture speaks a thousand words. On the day itself the choir and music team was perhaps the outstanding feature of the celebration, and a special word of thanks to the Blackwater Valley Music Group.

The atmosphere and the joy of the day was captured in the school hall afterwards where the congregation came together for refreshments, provided by Kate McAree and her team of helpers.

The Bishop paid tribute to the sacristan, Maisie Rooney, the Altar Society and the Community Employment Scheme. Add to that those responsible for the booklet, the Mass servers and the men who looked after the car park in dreadful weather conditions. Thanks too to Murphy Videos for recording the occasion.


New Rota of Readers:

The Parish Pastoral Council is currently recruiting additional readers for Sunday Mass. New Readers will join the existing team which has become somewhat depleted. There will be a training session organised to prepare for this important ministry. Details of training later.


Tuesday Social Club

starts on Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 12.00pm in the Oakland Centre. This is for members of the community including senior citizens and all those who wish to come along.  They are also very interested in hearing from anyone who would be interested in helping out with the arrangements, activities refreshments etc.  If you require transport please contact 0867841507.


St.Vincent De Paul:

Good quality clothing, furniture and household articles gratefully accepted for re-sale at new “Vincent’s” shop, 32 Park Street, Monaghan. Open: Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 2.00pm. Saturday 12 – 4pm. Please phone the helpline No. 087774438 re furniture collection. All proceeds of sales go directly to “people in need” in the locality. Recycling clothing may be placed in S.V.P. bins provided in car parks locally or at shop.


45 Card Drive:

In the Pillar House, Glaslough on Monday 31st October, Monday 7th November. Final on Monday 14th November. All proceeds go towards Glaslough Development Association. Prize is a ton of coal.


Swings and Slides Parenting Course:

A Swings and Slides Parenting Course is due to commence in November. This programme is aimed at parents of

pre-school aged children, and is over a period of six weeks (2 hours per week). This course is free of charge; anyone interested please contact Loretta Mc Phillips, Monaghan County Childcare Committee,

at or 047 72896.



Interested in growing your own food? Then come along to our next meeting Wednesday 2nd November 2011 at 7.30pm sharp at The Market House, Monaghan. There'll be a POD discussion on carrots & parsnips starting promptly at 7.30pm and announcements. This month's talk will be on beekeeping & honey production followed by a Q & A session and the November vegetable calendar. See you there and bring a friend! Voluntary contribution of €2 per person.


Fun Free Activities for Teens with Autism:

Autism Initiatives will be running fun events for teens with Autism on the 1st & 2nd November in Monaghan. Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Contact Rebecca on 042 9330252 for more information.


AWOL Adventure Halloween Day Camps:

On 31st October & 1st November. Full day outdoor activities from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Cost €25 per person. Age 10yrs +. Contact 047 - 86224 or


Monaghan County Council

wishes to advise that the N2 Monaghan to Derry road (Monaghan to Tirnaneill section) will be closed to facilitate road surfacing on the following dates.

2nd to 4th November between 9.00am and 6.00pm

8th to 10th November between 9.00am and 6.00pm

Diversions will be in place. See Northern Standard for details.


The County Camogie Board are holding "Taste of the World"

in the Glencarn Hotel on Thursday 3rd November, starting with a mulled wine reception at 6.45pm. Chefs from The Glencarn Hotel (Castleblaney) Royal Jade (Castleblaney/Carrickmacross) and La Cantina (Dundalk) will demonstrate their culinary arts. There will also be a demonstration in cocktail making, with a Christmas theme and a Cake Icing demonstration. There will be an exhibition of locally produced food from McArdle Meats, Cake and Crumb, Kashmere Kitchen, Mulberry Meadow Farm, Puddleduck Lane, Pollock's Pickles, Kirk's Seafood, Sinead Townsend, Silver Hill Foods and Mary's Home Baking, 'Scentsy Wickless Candles' Tickets are €10 and will be on sale in G&G Centra Emyvale and Dermot Mc.Mahon, Emyvale.


New Badminton Club for all interested:

In the Oakland Centre, Glaslough on Wednesdays at 8.30pm. All welcome.


Kids Fancy Dress Party: Corracrin National School are holding a children’s Fancy Dress Party in the new School Hall on Sunday the 30th October from 5pm-7pm. Everyone Welcome. Lots of Fun & Games.


Important dates.

First Communion

Corracrin: Saturday 12th May at 11.00am, Scoil Naomh Pádraig.

              Glennan: Saturday 26th May at 11.00am, Edenmore and St.Mary’s School.

                  Confirmation: Tuesday 8th May at 6.00pm in St.Mary’s, Glennan.