New Year’s Day dip in Culdaff

Pictured at the Culdaff New Year’s Day Swim. From left, Conor (11) mum Sharon, dad Niall, Darragh (5) and Ethan (9). DER5314MC072

We welcome into the Christian community Bella-May Jane McGrory, The Moyle, Ludden, Buncrana.

Congratulations to Ciara O’ Kane and Gareth Mc Glynn, and to Tanya Doherty and Martin McDaid who were married recently.

We offer our sympathy to the family and friends of Jeannie McGilloway, Tooban and the family and friends of Victor Peoples, Castlehill, Burt, who both died recently.

NOWDOC can be contacted on 1850 400 911.

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 winners were Margaret and Anthony Burke.

Coláiste Chineál Eoghain, Inishowen’s Irish medium meánscoil, is holding an Open Night, on Thursday, January 15, at 7pm. All pupils who are leaving national school in June and their parents are very welcome to came along to Tullyarvan Mill, in Buncrana, to see around the school, chat to teachers and meet current pupils.

Anam Cara Donegal is holding its first Parent Evening on Thursday, January 15, in Dillon’s Hotel, Main Street, Letterkenny from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Anam Cara’s Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents.

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.

The Samaritans confidential numbers are: 074 9120999 and 1850609090 or text 087 2609090.

At the beginning of 2015, Fr McGoldrick and Fr Crowley would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the parishioners who have played an active role in the Parish during 2014. Their work, co-operation and support are deeply appreciated.

To enrol someone in the Derry Diocesan Society, please contact Fr McGoldrick or Fr Crowley. The enrolment fee is 25 euro.

A new Baptismal Group was recently 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.

The Diocesan Mass for those with special needs, and their families and friends, will be held in St Joseph’s Church, Galliagh, on Saturday, March 14 March, at 3.00pm. If you have a child who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Communion at this Mass, please contact 048 71264087 or email

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

The St Vincent De Paul confidential telephone number is: 0860549976.