Sea Scout Investiture

The Reverend Jim Lamont and the members of Burt Presbyterian Church extend a warm welcome to the wider Burt community to join them at their Community Carol Service. It takes place on Sunday, December 21 at 3.00pm and will consist of Gospel readings, prayers, special items of Christmas music from the choir and, of course, the traditional carols. The offering will be in aid of the Donegal Hospice. There will also be tea, mince pies and shortbread afterwards.

We welcome into the Christian community: Savannah Simone Pauline Breslin, Meenagorey, Buncrana.

The Nazareth House Salsa Night Fundraiser for Resident’s Activities is happening tonight, from 7.30 to 9.30pm, at Nazareth House, Fahan. Admission costs 5 euro. Thanks also to all who helped raise 675 euro from the Nazareth House Coffee Morning.

A charity clothing collection, in aid of cancer cure and control, will take place on Saturday, December 20, in St Aengus’ Church car park, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Contact: 0863821979 for more details.

The Burt, Inch and Fahan Calendar is now on sale at all the usual local outlets and the Sacristies. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to the St Aengus’ Church Restoration Fund and the Donegal and Foyle Hospices. Calendars are also available from Kathleen on 9368373 or 0863931426 and Collette on 0863773671.

Burt Bingo takes place every Tuesday evening at 9pm in St Mary’s Hall. A book and sheet cost 9 euro.

The recent Burt GAA draw winner was Mary McBride of Burt

The NW Golf Club Lisfannon’s Christmas family bingo is taking place on Sunday, December 21. Books cost 7 each. Everyone is very welcome.

Follow the Star this Advent at the IOSAS Celtic Prayer Garden in Muff. It is a beautiful experience and will help you recapture the true spirit of Christmas. The Trail is taking place from Friday, December 19 to Sunday, December 21. Pre-booking is essential. Contact: 074 9384866 for more details.

If you have borrowed anything from St Mary’s Hall, Burt, such as trays, cups, teaspoons, chairs and forgot to return them, please contact Kathleen 9368373. 

Here’s a date for the diary: St. Aengus NS will 40 years old in 2015 and a series of events are planned. There will be a concert by past and present pupils in the Halfway House on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8.00pm and a Mass in St Aengus’ Church on Friday, March 20, 2015. There will also be a Gala Dinner in An Grianán Hotel, on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Tickets cost 25 euro and are available from the school on 074 9368352. It is hoped that a booklet will be produced and the school invites people to contribute and send in their memories to the school.

Old phones for donation to the Irish Autism Association can be left in Grant’s of Burt or phone 9368373.

If any cars/vans are spotted acting suspiciously in the Burt, Inch or Fahan area, contact Buncrana Garda Station 0749320540. They will send information to our community alert telephone. Any information wanted can be obtained by giving your mobile number to any member of the community alert committee. Please keep an eye on the elderly during the winter months.

formed in the parish to help parents/guardians in the preparation for the reception of the first Sacrament of Initiation.

A professional confidential counselling service is available through ACCORD at the Pastoral Centre, Carndonagh. Contact 074 937 4103.

Confirmations: Wednesday, May 13 at 5pm in St Aengus’ Church, with Bishop McKeown. First Communion in St. Aengus’ Church, Burt, on Saturday May 9, 2015, at 11am and St Mura’s Church, Fahan, on Saturday May 16 May at 11am.