CLONMACNOIS PARISH NEWSLETTER JANUARY 15TH 2017
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Administrator) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
E-mail: email@example.com shannonbridge.blogspot.ie
Masses for Jan 14th/15th
World Day of Migrants & Refugees
Sat 14th 8p.m. Shannonbridge Tommy, Geraldine & Simon McManus
Sun 15th 10:30a.m. Clonfanlough Peter & Earl Kelly (Anniversary) & Memorial Mass for Sr. Brigid Kelly Carrowkeel & USA
Mon 16th-Thurs 19th 10a.m. Mass
Friday 20th No 10a.m. Mass.
Saturday 21st 12 Noon Peadar Allen 1st Anniversary (note change of time from 10am)
Masses for Jan 21st/22nd
Sat 21st 8:00p.m. Peoples Intentions
[Do This in Memory of Me Mass]
Sun 22nd 10:30a.m. John Loonam & dec'd family members
RECENT DEATHS Tom Egan (Edenderry) brother of Mary Hynes & Bridget Mooney. Anne (Nancy) Egan (Ballyvora, Ferbane) sister of Danny Farrelly Kathleen Doyle (Castledaly) sister of late Thomas Nugent and aunt of Nicky Nugent (Butchers, Shannonbridge)
Offertory Jan 6th €460 Jan 8th 2017 €1,005.00 Shrine €160
Christmas Dues €2,925 lodged to Clergy Income Fund.
PULPIT SWAP! On Jan 21st/22nd we welcome Fr. Peter Burke to Shannonbridge & Clonfanlough for Mass.
ST. PAUL’S SUNDAY MISSAL 2017 – Parish Readers may collect their free copy in the sacristy. Also available generally to buy for €5.00.
2017 BIBLE DIARIES 12 Left, stock being returned this week. Containing Reading of Day, reflection & journal space. Cost price €7 available from me (Fr. Tom Cox)
UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS
Shannonbridge: 21st Jan 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 3. Kate & Paddy
Reader: Linda Moran
Eucharistic Minister: Sinead Ryan
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Mairead Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:- Sun 22nd Jan 2017 10:30a.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Jane E, Tadgh T., Roisin D.
Reader: Anne Rohan
Minister of the Eucharist:Enda Molloy
Monthly Cleaning Rota (January ) Mary Guinan Anne Guinan
2017 PARISH CALENDARS some left
FIRST COMMUNION DATE 2017 Sat. May 13th
Centenary of Fatima Apparitions
Tullamore Parish Pilgrimage June 8-15th. Seven nights full board €749pps. Spiritual Director Fr. Shane Crombie. Contact Pat Kidney 0863192399 or P.J. Smyth 086-8796190
CAROL SINGING Christmas Eve raised €660 for Offaly Hospice. Thank
BAPTISM MEETING The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen on Thursday 19th January from 8-9p.m. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are scheduled for February 15th and March 15th. Parents can contact me (Tom Cox) about attendance at these meetings.
CHURCH UNITY WEEK: Church Unity Week this year is celebrated from 18-25 January. At a local level, we had our Joint Ecumenical Carol Service in December at Teampall Conor, Clonmacnois on Dec 11th. This is a very special year for Church Unity. 500 years ago this year (1517) Fr Martin Luther OSA began his Reforming campaign. 2017 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been selected with this in mind. The theme: “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) has been chosen. The materials for the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has two stresses:: reflection upon the main concerns of the churches marked by Martin Luther’s Reformation and secondly recognizing the pain of the subsequent deep divisions which afflicted the unity of the Church. In selecting this theme, it is viewed as an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation
World Day of Migrants & Refugees
For over a hundred years the third Sunday of January is devoted to the plight of Migrants and Refugees worldwide. In his pastoral letter for this special Sunday Pope Francis chose the theme ‘Minor Migrants, Vulnerable and Voiceless.’ The Pope is very concerned as we all are about hardship suffered due to wars, persecution and natural disasters. Millions of people - including women, men and children - have to leave their native countries to seek refuge elsewhere. Let us welcome those who seek refuge in Ireland. A trait associated with Irish people is to always welcome the stranger. We can recite this prayer for them:
Lord, be present to migrants and all those dispossessed. Be present to those who cannot be with their own people. Be present to those who long to see even one friendly face. Be among those who yearn for a warm greeting. Help us to reach out to your people to create a just world for all. Amen.
DIARY THIS WEEK
Coffee Morning for all in Killeens after 10a.m. Mass. A time to meet & greet
Social Dancing Classes in Cloghan Hall Mondays 8:30p.m. All Welcome
Walking Group: (Monday&Wednesday) Assemble at Church: earlier time of 7:30pm.
Parish Pastoral Council meeting in Hall at 8p.m.
Pastoral Area Meeting for Reps of Parish Councils from our 4 parish Pastoral Area, in the Parochial House, Ferbane on Wed 18th Jan at 8p.m.
Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre Mass 7:30p.m.
High St/Belmont Social Dancing at 8p.m. in High Street Hall. All Welcome
CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 20th January. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow. Finishes at 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763. (‘These ruins are still charged with a great mission’ St. Pope John Paul II).
Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th
Lourdes Fund Collection Our Annual Collection to assist with our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (May 27th-June 1st) will be taken up as a second collection after Communion in Shannonbridge & Clonfanlough this weekend (Jan 14th/15th.) Your generous support would be very much appreciated. The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. The fund is used to subsidise the air fare of sick or assisted people who join the Diocesan Pilgrimage. Generous support will be greatly appreciated.
COMPUTER CLASSES all levels, Crank House,, Banagher. Also Manual Handling Course. Call Carmel 057 9152003