Arlene is the new Grianan Queen

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Congratulations to Arlene Arbuckle from Burnfoot, who was recently crowned An Grianan Queen, in advance of the forthcoming International Sheep Shearing Championship in Burt on May 30 and 31.

Congratulations to Arlene Arbuckle from Burnfoot, who was recently crowned An Grianan Queen, in advance of the forthcoming International Sheep Shearing Championship in Burt on May 30 and 31.

We welcome into the Christian community Ray Michael Porter, Skeog Road and Alice Lily Coyle, 14 Ballyderowen Park, Burnfoot.

Terence Burns and his family thank you for your generosity. Their recent Coffee Morning raised 2125 euro for the Heart and Lung Transplant Ward of the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Fr McGoldrick acknowledges with thanks a donation of 1,000 euro from St Mura’s Set Dancing Club, which is based in the Fowler Hall.

The Trócaire Collection in Burt and Inch raised 232 euro.

We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Louis Gallagher, Derry, formerly of Moness, Burt, on his recent death.

‘Summer Serenity’ sessions are taking place in the IOSAS / Celtic Garden, Derryvane, Muff, on Wednesday May 20, June 17 and July 1. The cost is 10 euro (£8). Booking is essential on 074 93 84866.

This week’s Burt GAA lotto winners were: Ciara Devenny and Brendan Barr of Newtown. The lotto now stands at 7,850 euro!

The ladies of Fahan Presbyterian Church are inviting us to get ‘Fit for Life’ by joining them for a walk, a talk and supper on May 18 and 25. Contact Hilary on 0749360627 / 0868496989 for further information.

Keep Sunday, May 24, free for the next Big Bingo in St Mary’s Hall, Burt. The regular Burt Bingo takes place every Tuesday evening, at 9pm, in St Mary’s Hall. A book and sheet cost 9 euro.

Nazareth House in Fahan is seeking volunteers. If you would be interested, please contact Sr Bernadette on: 074 9360191 or by email: gn.fahan@nazarethcare.com. You can also contact Wilma, the Nursing Manager on: 074 9360113 or by email: pon.fahan@nazarethcare.com.

Leanne McCarron is a soloist available to sing at Funerals and Months Minds Masses. She also holds Speech and Drama Classes and Singing Classes. For more information, contact Leanne on 086 2407573

The Sliabh Sneacht Heritage Centre, Drumfries holds Irish dancing classes every Wednesday, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm and Music lessons every Saturday at 3pm. There are also classes in programming, sensors, robotics, wireless systems, and electronics. For further details contact tech@sliabhsneachtcentre.ie. Our Walking Club continues every Friday leaving the centre at 10.00am.Refreshments afterwards. Please contact 086 3147 362 for further details.

First Communion will take place in St Mura’s Church, Fahan tomorrow at 11.00 am.

Expectant mothers are welcome to receive a blessing in the sacristy of any our churches following weekend Masses. They will also receive a prayer card to pray for a blessing on their pregnancy.

Parents and God Parents are encouraged to participate in the Baptismal Welcoming Evening for parents and god-parents, in An Grainan Hotel, on Wednesday, June 3, at 7.30pm.

The Blessing of the Graves are as follows: Burt: Sunday, June 28 at 3pm; Inch, June 28, at 6pm; and Fahan, Sunday, July 5 at 3pm.

The Annual Burt Book Sale will take place again in St Mary’s Hall, Burt, with proceeds going to Burt Red Cross and the MS Society. Please keep all your unwanted books for the sale. Contact Kathleen on 9368373.

The St Vincent De Paul confidential telephone number is 0860549976. And the Samaritans confidential numbers are: 074 9120999 and 1850609090 or text 087 2609090.

Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Thursday, May 21, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny.