Parish of Urney and Castlefin

Parish of Urney and Castlefin
Parish Website: E-mail Address: [email protected]
PP: Rev. Brian McGoldrick,
St Columba’s Church,
074 9146183.
Sunday of the Year
Vigil Mass:
Castlefin – 6.30pm;
Doneyloop – 9.30am;
CC: Rev. Frankie Lynch,
St Mary’s Church,
074 9146251.
12 October 2014.
Doneyloop – 7.30pm.
Castlefin - 11.30am.
Daily Mass This Week:
Doneyloop: Mon & Tues – no Mass; Wed & Fri – 7.30pm; Sat – no morning Mass.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri – 10am; Sat – no morning Mass.
Parish Pastoral Council:
Our New Pastoral Council will be commissioned on Sat next, 18 Oct at the 7.30pm Mass in Doneyloop.
As they begin a new process in the parish let us keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
Readings for next Sunday’s Mass:
Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year: 1st Reading: (Is 45:1.4-6). The return of the
people from exile – a return made possible by King Cyrus – is seen as a sign of
God’s love for his people, Israel, and of his lordship over all peoples.
2nd Reading: (1Thess 1:1-5). Here we see Paul’s concern for the Christians at
Gospel: (Mt 22:15-21). This is the story of an effort by the enemies of Jesus to trap him into saying
something incriminating.
Feast Days of the Week:
Wed 15 Oct.
St Teresa of Avila (1515-82) deeply contemplative, highly active and practical, she
established Carmelite convents under a reformed rule and wrote much on prayer and the spiritual life.
Fri 17 Oct.
St Ignatius of Antioch
Bishop of Antioch, he died a martyr at Rome c.107.
He urged Christians to unity, in and through the Eucharist and around their local bishop.
Sat 18 Oct.
St Luke, Evangelist
he was a physician from a Gentle Christian milieu, was
with St Paul on his second missionary journey and during his imprisonment in Rome.
Parish Office Hours: 9am – 1pm: Castlefin: Mon, Wed & Fri. Doneyloop: Tues & Thurs.
Legion of Mary Meeting: on Mondays in the Community Centre, Doneyloop, at 6pm,
and in St Mary’s Church also on Mondays at 6pm. New members welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration: in St Mary’s Church, on Tuesdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Bingo: on Monday nights in the Community Centre, Doneyloop at 9pm.
Whist Drive: every Wednesday in St Mary’s Hall at 8.30pm. Scorecard: €2.
Baptism: we welcome into God’s Church through Baptism,
Isobel Mary Gallagher, Cavanaweary.
October Rosary: the Rosary, led by the Legion of Mary, will be recited each evening, Monday to
Friday, at 7pm in St Columba’s Church.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015 will take place from 1 - 6 July. The Youth Team will be part of
this pilgrimage and young people participating in the Pope John Paul II Award can apply to be part of
the Youth Team. Applications to become a member can be downloaded from
and must be submitted by 31 Oct 2014; by email to [email protected] or by post to the Lourdes
Pilgrimage Office, Derry Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ. Places are
limited. Discounted price for the YT members is £519; part of this cost can be met through fundraising.
''They That Wait on the Lord: An Uncharted Journey'': a new book by Fr Neal Carlin of the
Columba Community, revealing his journey of both joy and pain, from ministering in the Maze prison
during the troubles to establishing a rehabilitation centre for those in the despair of addiction. It is a story
of hope and trust in the Lord for those who wait in faith. Available from: Columba House, 11 Queen St,
Derry; Iosas Centre, Derryvane, Muff and Veritas bookshops. Tel: 02871 262407 for further info.
Holy Family Padre Pio Prayer Group: monthly meeting, with two 1st class relics, will be held on Mon
13 Oct in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty starting with Mass at 7.15pm. Everyone is welcome.
St Safan’s NS:
Grandparents Day will be held on Thurs 23 Oct at 11.15am in the school.
20th Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Mon 24 Nov at 12.30pm in the school.
We are looking for donations of house plants, empty Pringle tubs and used Christmas/Birthday cards.
Robert Emmetts: Open Club Meeting in the Club Rooms on Mon 13 Oct at 8.30pm. We sincerely
appeal for a good attendance of members at this meeting. Our AGM has been fixed for Tues 11 Nov at
7.30pm. Officers/Managers reports can be e-mailed to the Club’s e-mail address by Fri 31 Oct.
Nominations forms are also available from Club Secretary. We extend a sincere word of thanks to all
who helped to decorate the town for the All Ireland Final and for the removal of the flags and bunting
afterwards. A special word of thanks to: Clonleigh Co-op and Millburn dairies for the supply of Cherry
Pickers and drivers and also to Sylvester Clancy for sponsorship of bunting.
Tidy Towns: a ‘Clean-Up’ of the town is to take place on Mon 13 Oct, meeting at the SVP Drop-inCentre at 6.30pm. As this is the last one planned for the year we would appeal to the community and the
various community groups to lend a hand. We are appealing for workers who qualify to join the CE
Scheme. Contact the CES supervisor: 086 8124063. Scheme should be up and running by the end of Oct.
Coffee Morning in aid of St Vincent de Paul and Social Services is to take place in the SVP Drop-inCentre on Fri 17 Oct; 10am – 2pm. The usual support would be greatly appreciated and any bakers who
would like to donate home-baking can do so by leaving it into the Drop-in-Centre on morning of event.
St Vincent de Paul: we have a selection of very reasonably priced Halloween Costumes. Also in stock
is a selection of hand-knit cardigans for babies. We appeal again for double beds in good condition.
Contact 074-9146726 for collection. Indeed furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac etc is greatly appreciated.
Friends of Lifford Hospital: the Development Fund would like to thank most sincerely the community
of Castlefin and Doneyloop for their support of the Ceili held in St Mary’s Hall, Convoy on 19 Sept. The
amount raised was €2,454. Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets and gave donations.
Pro Life Campaign: Public information meeting will be held in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Mon
20 Oct from 7.30pm – 9pm. All are welcome. For details tel 01 6629275 or
Thanks: the Afternoon Tea in aid of Alzheimer's Ireland held in the CPI Centre on 27 September raised
€594 on the day, and with additional donations is now around the €850 mark. Rachel Shields extends her
thanks to everyone who attended, or helped on the day. This would not have been possible without you.