August 2020 Mass times
|St Columba’s Doneyloop |
|St Mary’s Castlefinn|
17th July 2020
8th July 2020
We are delighted to announce that Eucharistic Adoration recommences In St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 14th July beginning at 12 noon until 8pm.
Please use hand sanitisers entering and exiting and also adhere to social distancing while in the Church. A Holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration including the Cenacle of Spiritual Prayer will also begin again on Thursday 16th July at 6.20pm for one hour before the 7.30pm Mass. These services will continue weekly and will be streamed live on St Mary’s Youtube Channel which will make it easier to participate from your own home. Thank you everyone for your patience in these strange times.
5th July 2020
June is the traditional month for celebrating the ordinations of our priests. We are blessed with the Priests we have in our Parish and sincerely thank them for all their spiritual guidance both in person and the online ceremonies on Facebook,YouTube and online Parish Radio over the last 15 weeks in particular.
We cannot meet with them to congratulate them in person as they celebrate their anniversaries this month so we ask you all to pray for their continued good health in their vocation. May God Bless them.
9th June 1996 Fr Ciarán Hegarty 24 years
20th June 1965 Fr Oliver Crilly 55 years
28th June 1987 Fr Colm O Doherty. 33years
Urney and Castlefinn Parish News
On Sunday morning and throughout the day, resources and video clips from around the diocese will be published on the Diocesan website and its social media channels on this storytelling theme.
Thanks to everyone for their continued donations to the parish via the envelopes or online. It is much appreciated. If anyone requires envelopes please contact Fr Hegarty in Doneyloop Parochial House 9146183
We extend a sincere thanks to all those involved in getting online ceremonies organised from both our Churches / Parochial Houses.
COVID-19 has changed every aspect of family life – all of our familiar ways of living have had to be adjusted.
You may have had to self-isolate due to the virus; you may be finding it difficult to get space for yourself within the confines of the family home; you may be trying to combine working from home with efforts to provide a home-schooling environment; or it may be that the fear and stress caused by these exceptional circumstances are causing high levels of concern and anxiety. Whatever impact the spread of COVID-19 has had on the quality of your couple and family relationships – we are here to provide information and support.
As one of the largest providers of couples and relationships counselling in N. Ireland our experienced, professional, couples and relationships counsellors have made themselves available to listen to your concerns.
We have established a Relationships Support Line 048 9568 0151 offering support to those who are trying to reduce distress within their personal relationships at this time. We are also using our Facebook page Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service and to provide links to material designed to increase understanding of, and support for handling challenging couples and relationships situations.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024
The Blessing of the Graves
It is not possible for our community to come together this year for the annual Blessing of the Graves.
The fact that our cemeteries have remained open throughout the pandemic, has been a great source of consolation. It is a testimony to our loved ones, a keeping of our tradition of prayer for the Faithful Departed and a unique witness of our parishioners to know that so many are visiting graves in respectful honouring of those who have died.
Parish Prayer Day for Marriage and Family Life
On the 21st of each month, our parish prays for the 24 hours for Marriage & Family Life. This is part of a Movement of Continuous Prayer for Marriage & Family Life as other parishes and groups take on the prayer for the other days of the month.
To make this prayer continuous, many people in our parish have committed themselves to a specific hour of prayer on in such a way that the whole day and night are covered.
The theme for the month of May is children and young people so we are asking everyone to pray especially for all our young people and their families at this time.
It is also Fr Des Polke’s 6th Anniversary on this date and we ask you to remember him in your prayers.
We are working on getting YouTube up and running in both Churches. St Mary’s Castlefinn is working since Tuesday and Fr Crilly now says daily Mass at 11am. There are a few technical issues with St Columba’s in Doneyloop but hopefully they will be resolved in the next couple of weeks. Fr Hegarty will continue his very popular online radio broadcast of daily Mass at 10am Chaplet of Divine Mercy at3pm and the Rosary at 8pm. We extend a sincere thanks to all those involved in getting online ceremonies organised from both our Churches.
A special message from Bishop Donal McKeown to children in the Diocese of Derry waiting to receive their First Holy Communion, and those awaiting Confirmation that “we are all very sad that it has not been possible YET for those ceremonies to take place… but rest assured, as soon as it is possible they will be celebrated.”
Video of the Mass from St. Mary’s Castlefinn,
Sunday 17th May 2020 – Fr Colm O’Doherty
New online service started on the 12th May 2020
with sound and vision on YouTube
Fr Oliver Crilly
will celebrate Mass from the parochial house at
St. Mary’s Castlefin at a 11am.
click the link below
Online from Urney and Castlefin Parish
Daily Mass will be said at 10am from Doneyloop
You can take part online
The blessings and protection of the Risen Lord be with you all.
St . Columba’s, Doneyloop (1868)
CC: Rev. Ciarán Hegarty|
Co Donegal, F93 V52C
Tel & Fax: 074 – 9146183
St Mary’s, Castlefin (1978)
Rev Oliver Crilly (PIR)|
Co Donegal, F93 K7DN
Tel: 074 – 9146251
The times below are now on hold due to covid 19 pandemic
Sundays: Vigil 6.00pm. 10am|
Holydays: 10.00am, 6.00pm
Weekdays: Mon – Thurs 9.00am;
Fri 7.30pm; Sat 10.00am Confessions Fridays: Before and after 7.30pm Mass
Saturdays: After 10.00am Mass
The times below are now on hold due to covid 19 pandemic
Sundays: Vigil 7pm. 11am|
Holydays: Vigil 6.30pm. 10.00am
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10.00am; Thurs 7.30pm Confessions Saturdays: 12.00noon; after 6.30pm Mass Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday 10.00am – 8.00pm
May 19, 2020
St. Vincent’s Close, Ballybofey, formerly Doneyloop and Castlefinn
The death has taken place of Martin McLaughlin, St. Vincent’s Close, Ballybofey and formerly of Doneyloop and Castlefinn.
In Accordance with Government guidelines, current restriction on attendance of funerals is a maximum of ten people and only members of the household or close family.
Remains reposing at his daughter Sabrina Kee’s house in Ballybun, Castlefinn.
Funeral mass on Thursday, May 21st in St. Mary’s Church, Castlefinn with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
McSORLEY – The death has taken place April 11th, 2020 at Altnagelvin Hospital of James McSorley, 16 New Street, Clady and formerly of Camus, Sion Mills. Beloved husband of Catherine, much loved father of Michella, Patrick and Karina, dearly loved grandfather of Farrah, loving son of Kathleen and Packie and brother of Martin, Chris, Paul, Amanda, Patricia and the late Mary.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, granddaughter, mother, father, brothers, sisters and family circle.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his Soul
In accordance with guidelines (re: Coronavirus) the house and funeral will be private to family only please.