Saturday, November 18, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOVEMBER 19th 2017
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 18th 8p.m. Jimmy Coleman & dec’d family members
Mon 20th   10a.m. Communion Service
Tues 21st   10a.m. Mass Mary, John & Francis Smith
Wed 22nd Nov 10a.m.  Mass   Holy Souls
Thurs 23rd Nov. 8p.m. Mass Deceased Members of Shannonbridge Generating Station
Fri 24th Nov 10a.m. Mass
Sat  25th Nov 10a.m.  Mass
Sat 25th Nov 8p.m. Kieran & Mary Mannion (Clonmacnois)

ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun  19th 10:30a.m. Patrick, Catherine & Pakie Guinan
Mon 20th 7p.m. Holy Souls  
Sun  26th 10:30a.m.  Peoples Intention  “Do This In Memory Mass” First Communicants
CLUAIN CHIARAIN
Mass Wed 22ndNov @ 7:30p.m.

OFFERTORY  Nov 12th €535

SAINTS OF THE WEEK  Tue 21st Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, Wed 22nd St. Cecilia, Thur 23rd St. Columban, Fri 24th St. Colman  
STATION MASSES
 (1) ST. CIARAN’S PARK
Station  of Fri. Nov 24th (Hynes) Postponed
(2) CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan  Fri Dec 1st 8p.m. 

“Do This in Memory” is a programme designed to prepare parents and families for First Communion. It supports the work of teachers in the schools. The programme takes place once a month for eight months before First Communion, and concludes with the parish celebration on Saturday, 28th April 2018

Shannonbridge:  25th Nov  @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh & Aoife
Reader:  Ffion Anderson
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Jacinta Kelly, Mary Kilileen, Ann Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 26th Nov @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 1 Conor S., Abigail
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery
Min. of Eucharist: Enda Molloy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Nov) Joey Rigney, Dorothy Darcy

World Day of the Poor
Pope Francis has dedicated this Sunday as World Day of the Poor. In the message Pope Francis invites “the whole Church, and men and women of good will everywhere, to turn their gaze on this day to all those who stretch out their hands and plead for our help and solidarity.” The Pope notes that “if we want to help change history and promote real development, we need to hear the cry of the poor and commit ourselves to ending their marginalization.”

THIS WEEK IN DATES
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL in Clonfanlough Hall on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with Mass at 1pm, dinner & dancing to J & S Sound. Contact Mary Kelly at 087-7911453
SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER— ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY  on Sunday 19th November - remembering all those who lost their lives as a result of road traffic accidents. Prayers will be offered up at masses on this day.
THURSDAY 23rd  NOVEMBER  -ESBDeceased  members Sbannonbridge Generating Station . Mass in  Shannonbridge Church at 8p.m.
THURSDAY 23rd  NOVEMBER   BALLINASLOE CANCER SUPPORT You are cordially invited to our Annual Celebration Thursday 23rd of Nov 2017 @ 7.30pm at the Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre Main Street Ballinasloe, All Welcome. Tel. 09096 45574
FUTURE DATES  FOR  YOUR  DIARY
FRIDAY DEC 1st Table Quiz in aid of Christmas Party in Killeens 9p.m. €20 table of 4
SUN. DEC 3rd HANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd  Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12 In Shannonbridge Church). Dinner & Dancing afterwards
SUNDAY DEC 3rd  GIFT COLLECTION FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL with blessing of the children at Mass on 3rd Dec in Shannonbridge Church at 12 noon. This year St. Vincent De Paul woul also appreciate practical gifts for children in need, such as underwear, socks, t-shirts, toothbrushes etc. Please wrap gifts and label with age and gender.
 SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH -COMMUNITY CAROLS  in Shannonbridge Church [ diverted from Teampall Connor owing to ongoing works], the interdenominational Carol Service at 5p.m.
SUNDAY DEC 10th  The Three Tenors in Concert in St. Brendan’s R.C. Church Birr on Sunday 10th December at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office – 057 9122028 (mornings).
SPONSOR A LIGHT to remember loved ones at Christmas. Donation Box in local shops

Interested in volunteering for the World Meeting of Families 2018?
The World Meeting of the Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Preparing for this event and seeing it through will only be possible with the generous assistance of many volunteers.  Further details on volunteering are available at the World Meeting website: http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Get-Involved/Volunteer
Trócaire Romero Family Award is for families who would like to begin their spiritual preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. For more information, please take a card at the back of the Church.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOVEMBER 12th 2017
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 11th 8p.m. Michael Anderson
Mon 13th, 10a.m.  Mass
Tues 14th ,10:00a.m. Communion Service
 Wed 15th , Thurs 16th 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 17th 7:00p.m. (Mass for Deceased
parishioners Nov 2016-17)
Sat 18th 10a.m. Mass
Sat 18th 8p.m. Jimmy Coleman & dec’d family members
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 12th Nov 10:30a.m. Devery Family & Sonny Egan & Wife Nancy
Thurs 16th 7p.m. Mass
Sun  19th 10:30a.m. Patrick, Catherine & Pakie Guinan
CLUAIN CHIARAIN
Mass Wed 15th Nov @ 7:30p.m.
RECENTLY DECEASED—Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Claffey, Creevagh. May she rest in peace

OFFERTORY  Nov 1st (All Saints) & Sunday Nov 5th €1,165

SAINTS OF THE WEEK  Tues 14th St. Laurence O’Toole Wed 15th St. Albert the Great Thu 16th St. Margaret of Scotland Fri 17th St. Elizabeth of Hungary Sat 18th Dedication of the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul


BALLINASLOE CANCER SUPPORT You are cordially invited to our Annual Celebration Thursday 23rd of Nov 2017 @ 7.30pm at the Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre Main Street Ballinasloe, All Welcome. Tel. 09096 45574

 Shannonbridge:  18th Nov  @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 1 Matthew,
Emily , Ruth
Reader:  Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Mairead Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:Sun 19th Nov @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 3 Conor D. Roisin D., Teagan D., Rory D.
Reader: Marie Egan
Min. of Eucharist: Anne Rohan
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Nov) Joey Rigney, Dorothy Darcy
STATION MASSES
 (1) ST. CIARAN’S PARK
Ita & Michael Hynes Fri Nov 24th@8p.m.
(2) CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan  Fri Dec 1st 8p.m. 

List of deceased
Bridget Carry Jan 5th 2017
Patrick Dolan Feb 1st 2017
Edel Anderson Feb 7th 2017
Harry Gunning March 22nd 2017
Harry Kearns August 30th 2017
James (Jim) Downey Sept 6th 2017
Eileen Keena Sept 13th 2017
Baby Maeve Molloy Oct 19th 2017
Maureen Claffey  Nov 8th 2017
Reflection:  For those who walked with us -this is a prayer.  For those who have gone ahead- this is a blessing. For those who touched and tended us, who lingered with us while they lived -this is a thanksgiving.  For those who journey still with us in the shadows of awareness, in the crevices of memory, in the landscape of our dreams this is a benediction.
 NICKY’S BUTCHER SHOP CLOSES  One of Shannonbridge’s best known & iconic businesses closed this weekend. Over the years Nicky worked hard & catered for the needs of so many families over the years. The decision to close is not made lightly & part of a worrying trend affecting traditional victualler families.  I’m sure everyone join in wishing Nicky the very best in his future and to thank him for unstinting service over the years to our community. Nicky would like to thank customers  who have been with the family and shop over generations. 
THIS WEEK IN DATES
TUES 14th CHARITY CONCERT Will take place on Tues 14th Nov in Ballycumber Community Centre at 8p.m. Artists include Simon Casey, Stephen Rosney, Joe Flynn, John Molloy, John Hogan and T.R. Dallas and more… Tickets €10 each. Children are free. A raffle will also be held. All proceeds go towards helping a school in Ecuador. Come alon & support poor children who need your help.
TUES 14TH -RURAL ISOLATION INITIATIVE Groups in the Shannonbridge/Clonfanlough area are invited to a  meeting at 8p.m. in the Health Centre to look at how the community is supporting older people & addressing rural isolation. Facilitator Declan Costello
THURS 16th BAPTISM MEETING Meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial Hose in Ballinahown on Thurs 16th  Nov from 8-9p.m. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about these meetings.
THURS 16th BORD NA MONA PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION  Mass will be offered for dec’d colleagues in the Church of the Assumption Tullamore on Thur 16th Nov 2017 at 12noon
FRI 17th CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL  in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Frida​y​ 17th of November and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.
SUN 19th ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY  on Sunday 19th November are remembering all those who lost their lives as a result of road traffic accidents. Prayers will be offered up at masses on this day.
CONGRATULATIONS to Saul O’Carroll on his selection on the u18 Ireland Rugby Team & represented our village with great pride in Portugal last weekend, scoring a try in Ireland’s win
FUTURE DATES  FOR  YOUR  DIARY
THURS 23rd ESB – Dec’d members S’bridge Power Station . Mass in Shannonbridge Church
FRIDAY DEC 1st Table Quiz in aid of Christmas Party in Killeens9p.m. €20 table of 4
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL in Clonfanlough Hall on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with Mass at 1pm, dinner & dancing to J & S Sound. Contact Mary Kelly at 087-7911453
SHANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd  Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12, SVP Toy Collection & blessing of Children also)
CLONFANLOUGH TOY MASS December 3rd at 10:30a.m.
 COMMUNITY CAROLS  Owing to ongoing works at Teampall Connor, the interdenominational Carol Service will take place in Shannonbridge Church on Sunday 10th Dec at 5p.m.
SPONSOR A LIGHT to remember loved ones at Christmas. Donation Box in local shops
 FIRST COMMUNION / CONFIRMATION MEETINGS
FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS MEETING Tues 14th at 7p.m. in Clonmacnois N.S.
CONFIRMATION PARENTS MEETING  Thursday 16th at 8p.m. in School

Saturday, November 04, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOVEMER 5th 2017
  Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                       
   Email: thomascox@eircom.net  
WEB shannonbridge.blogspot.ie                             
SOCIAL MEDIA www.facebook.com/parishofclonmacnois
 ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 4th November 8:00p.m. Stephen, Brigid, & Marian Daly (Creevagh)
Mon 6th Nov/Tues 7th/Wed 8th/Thurs 9th/Fri 10th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 11th  10:00a.m. Mass (Thomas Rocke Anniv)
Sat 11th 8p.m. Michael Anderson

ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 5th Nov 10:30am Brigid McEvoy (5th A)
Mon 6th Nov 7p.m. Peoples Intention
Sun 12th Nov 10:30a.m. Devery Family & Sonny Egan & Wife Nancy
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  No Mass  this week dues to Holyday
 Next Mass Wed 8th Nov @ 7:30p.m.

OFFERTORY  Oct 28/29th €530

OCTOBER SHRINE (C  andles) €455

Mission Sunday (Propagation of the Faith envelope) €445 If you’d like to make a donation simply mark “Mission” on an envelope & drop it in the Offertory

PRIESTS NOVEMBER DUES falls this weekend. Thank you for your generous support of this collection which goes to form our income as priests.

NOVEMBER MONTHLY ENVELOPE due next weekend (Nov 11/12th)

SAINTS OF THE WEEK   Mon 6th All Saints of Ireland Thurs 9th Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Feast) Fri 10th St. Leo the Great (Pope/Doctor) Sat 11th  Martin of Tours
BAPTISM  We welcomed into our Christian Community Baby Elise Anne Elizabeth Farrell (Currow, Clonfanlough) on Oct 28th last in St. Ciaran’s, Clonfanlough.

UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  11th Nov  @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 4 Darragh, Lauren, Isobel 
Reader:  Catherine Doolan 
Euch. Minister: Martha Murphy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 12th Nov @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 2 Jane E, Tadgh T, Charlie G.
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Min. of Eucharist:Bridie Coughlan
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Nov) Joey Rigney, Dorothy Darcy
STATION MASSES
 (1) CLONLYON
Jimmy & Betty Dolan Fri Nov 10t@8p.m.
(2) ST. CIARAN’S PARK
Ita & Michael Hynes Fri Nov 24th @8p.m.
(3) CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan  Fri Dec 1st 8p.m.  
 BAPTISM MEETINGS The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen on Thurs 16th Nov 8p.m. Contact me please in advance about attendance at these meetings.
PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN At the invitation of Bishop Francis, we welcome Mary Kelly & Caroline Donohue (Loughrea) representative of the Pro-Life Campaign who will speak this weekend Nov 4th/5th at Masses in relation to the upcoming Referendum regarding the 8th Amendment. 

 MONDAY 6th HIGH ST/BELMONT WOMEN’S GROUP Mon 6th November Mosaic work in High St. Hall at 7:30p.m. All are welcome
WEDNESDAY 8th November  Exercise for over 60s in Shannonbridge Hall at 3p.m. €5 per class. More numbers are needed for this class in the next two weeks or we will have to discontinue it.
THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER Confirmation Meeting for 5th & 6th Class Parents/Guardians in Clonmacnois N.S. at 8p.m.
FRIDAY DEC 1st Table Quiz in aid of Christmas Party in Killeens9p.m. €20 table of 4
DISTRIBUTION OF PARISH ENVELOPES If you’d like an Offertory Box, or there is an error could you contact me (Tom Cox) please before the 2018  Box goes out in mid December
FUTURE DATES  FOR  YOUR  DIARY
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL in Clonfanlough Hall on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with Mass at 1 & music by J & S Sound. New help welcome. If anyone would like to attend the Christmas Party, please ring Mary Kelly at 087-7911453
SHANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd  Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12, SVP Toy Collection & blessing of Children also)
 COMMUNITY CAROLS Temple Connor (Clonmacnois) Sunday 10th Dec. 3.00pm
Please note change of date
 PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND This will take place from Monday 4th June to Monday 11th June 2018. €890 approx. per person sharing (best price guaranteed until the end of December 2017). Direct Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Warsaw. Pilgrimage will include Czestochowa (Black Madonna), Cracow and Lagiewniki (Divine Mercy(, Wadowice, Zakopane and lots more. All inclusive. Deposit of €250 required by the end of December 2017. Further information contact St. Mary’s Athlone 090-6472088. See notice board.

PARISH MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
Friday 17th November at 7:30p.m. in Shannonbridge Church for parishioners who died  since November 1st 2016 
(Next year in Clonfanlough d.v. )
MUSIC LESSONS Moore  Traditional Music Academy Banjo, violin, viola, whistle, flute lessons every week. Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced. Contact 087-6454206.  See www.mtma.ie








  



Saturday, October 28, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN OCTOBER 29th 2017
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 28th Oct 8p.m. Kieran & Richard Hynes
Mon 30th  10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 31st 10a.m.  Communion Service
Tues 31st 8p.m. Mass Elizabeth & James Killeen (All Saints Eve.)
Thurs 2nd November ALL SOULS
10:00a.m. Mary & Kieran Henry
(First) Fri 3rd November  10a.m.  Mass
Sat 4th November 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 4th November 8:00p.m. Stephen, Brigid, & Marian Daly (Creevagh)

ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sunday 29th Oct 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention
Wed 1st  Nov 10:30a.m.  ALL SAINTS
Thur 2nd Nov 7p.m. ALL SOULS  Philomena Coolihan
Sun 5th Nov 10:30am Brigid McEvoy (5th A)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  No Mass  this week dues to Holyday
 Next Mass Wed 8th Nov @ 7:30p.m.

OFFERTORY  Oct 21/22nd  €790

SAINTS OF THE WEEK   Wed 1st All Saints  Thurs Nov 2nd All Souls  Fri Nov 3rd  St. Martin De Porres  Sat Nov 4th St. Charles Borromeo
RECENT DEATHS  Kathleen (Kitty) Flannery (née Lally) Esker, Banagher. Sister of Rita Kenny, Shannonbridge Joseph Lowe
Raheny/Killester & Clonfanlough

 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  4th Nov  @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 3 Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader:  Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Kathleen Price, Catherine Curley, Patricia Anderson
Clonfanlough:Sun 5th Nov @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 1 Conor S, Abigail
Reader: Kathleen Guinan
Min. of Eucharist:Kay Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Nov) Joey Rigney, Dorothy Darcy
STATION MASSES
 (1) CLONMACNOIS & TULLABEG
Kathleen & Kieran Norton Nov 3rd @8pm
(2)CLONLYON
Jimmy & Betty Dolan Fri Nov 10t@8p.m.
(3) ST. CIARAN’S PARK
Ita & Michael Hynes Fri Nov 24th @8p.m.
(4) CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan  Fri Dec 1st 8p.m.  

ULSTER BANK - “BANK ON WHEELS” - The Mobile Bank will be parked in Ferbane Heritage Centre car park at the following times: Tuesday 11.15am - 12.15pm; Thursday 2.30pm - 3.15pm.

 WEDNESDAY 1st November  Exercise for over 60s in Shannonbridge Hall at 3p.m. €5 per class.
FUTURE DATES  FOR  YOUR  DIARY
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL in Clonfanlough Hall on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with Mass at 1 & music by J & S Sound. New help welcome
SHANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd  Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12, SVP Toy Collection & blessing of Children also)
 COMMUNITY CAROLS Temple Connor (Clonmacnois) Sunday 17th Dec. 3.00pm
 Don’t forget! Put your clocks back on Saturday night
FIRST FRIDAY: the sick and housebound will be attended on Friday. If there are people who are not on the regular list but wish to be attended please contact Fr.Tom 086 8319500
HALLOWE’EN  comes from the early name for Nov 1st, All Saints’ Day. This holyday remembers the Saints that are not honoured with a Feast Day. In the Celtic tradition Oíche Shamhna, was one of their four sacred feasts, remembering spirits of the dead. Our dead are part of the Communion of Saints and in November we particularly remember them
ALL SOULS Traditionally, on this day & especially during all of November, we visit a church or graveyard to pray for our dead.
 Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls Indulgences may be gained by doing the following: From 12 o'clock on 1 November until midnight on 2 Nov., all who have a) confessed, b) received Communion c) prayed for the Pope's intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one's choice) can gain one plenary indulgence - applicable only to the souls of the departed - by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle's Creed. From 1 - 8 November the faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence once per day - applicable only to the Holy Souls. Conditions a, b, c, above apply also.
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND June 4-11th 2018 €890per person all inclusive. Contact Athlone 0906472088
HELP RE MASS BOOKING. I hurriedly booked an anniversary for Mon. Nov 20th for “Declan” could the person booking same contact me please!
MUSIC LESSONS Moore  Traditional Music Academy Banjo, violin, viola, whistle, flute lessons every week. Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced. Contact 087-6454206.  See www.mtma.ie

A THOUGHT: The day you no longer burn with love, many others will die of cold
 FIRST COMMUNION / CONFIRMATION DATES 2018
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION , Saturday April 28th Clonfanlough @ 12Noon  CONFIRMATION  Friday , May 11th (Shannonbridge 4p.m. )
 Clonmacnois Cemetery Rosary  Sunday 5th November  2pm
ALL SAINTS –Nov 1st  (Holyday)
Tues Oct 31st 8p.m. Shannonbridge
Wed Nov 1st 10:30a.m. Clonfanlough
ALL SOULS  (Nov 2nd)
10am Shannonbridge/7pm Clonfanlough






Saturday, October 21, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN OCTOBER 22nd 2017
  Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                       
   Email: thomascox@eircom.net   WEB shannonbridge.blogspot.ie                             
SOCIAL MEDIA www.facebook.com/parishofclonmacnois

ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 21st Oct 8:00p.m. John Flannery
Mon 23rd/ Tues 24th/ Wed 25th 10:00a.m. Communion Service
(Diocesan In-Service for Clergy on)  
Thurs 26th/Fri 27th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 28th 10:00a.m. Communion Service
(Fr. Tom has 11:30am Station Mass)
Sat 28th Oct 8p.m. Kieran & Richard Hynes
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sunday 22nd October 10:30a.m. Tim Devery
Sunday 29th Oct 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 25th Oct @ 7:30p.m.

OFFERTORY Oct 14/15 th €910

SAINTS OF THE WEEK  Mon 23rd St. John of Capistrano Tues 24th  St. Anthony Mary Claret Sat 28th Sts Simon & Jude

BAPTISM & FULLNESS OF LIFE
We welcomed into our Christian Community Baby Maeve Kathleen  Molloy, daughter of Michéal & Rita (Glebe) on Friday, Sept 29th 2017. She entered into rest  on Wed 18th Oct at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin.



ULSTER BANK - “BANK ON WHEELS” - The Mobile Bank will be parked in Ferbane Heritage Centre car park at the following times: Tuesday 11.15am - 12.15pm; Thursday 2.30pm - 3.15pm.
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  28th Oct  @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh & Aoife
Reader:  Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll
Clonfanlough:Sun 29th Oct @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 3 Conor D. Roisin D., Teagan D., Rory D.
Reader: Ann Guinan
Min. of Eucharist:Declan McEvoy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Oct) Eithne Rohan, Della Fitzgerald
STATION MASSES
(1)CLONFANLOUGH & LAKEFIELD
Anne Kearns  Fri Oct 27th @ 8p.m.
(2) BALLYHEARTH
Peter & Olive Daly : Sat 28th October 11:30a.m.
 (3) CLONMACNOIS & TULLABEG
Kathleen & Kieran Norton Nov 3rd @8pm
(4)CLONLYON
Jimmy & Betty Dolan Fri Nov 10t@8p.m.
(5) ST. CIARAN’S PARK
Ita & Michael Hynes Fri Nov 24th @8p.m.
(5) CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan  Fri Dec 1st 8p.m. Beware of the half truth, you may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

 PUBLIC MEETING TUES 24th OCTOBER 8P.M.
Cloghan Community Alert are hosting a public meeting in Cloghan Hall  inviting all local community alert groups and members of the public from Cloghan, Belmont, Shannonbridge, Clonfanlough, Ferbane, Lusmagh, Banagher, Pullough,  Doon/Ballinahowen to attend. Gardai & Public Representatives have been invited to attend this meeting. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues of concern regarding: Recent increase in thefts/burglaries in our homes, famrs and communities.    -visibility of local policing -future planning/management in crime prevention.
WEDNESDAY 25th OCT Exercise for over 60s in Shannonbridge Hall at 3p.m. €5 per class.
THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER FERBANE LIBRARY - Lough Finn a talk by John Feehan  at 6.30pm. All are welcome. FREE EVENT
FRIDAY 27th OCT  LUNCH INVITATION A lunch will be held in Shannonbridge Hall on Fri, Oct 27th at 1:30p.m.  All welcome but booking essential  at 087 2410587. €6 per head
FUTURE DATES  FOR  YOUR  DIARY
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS SOCIAL in Clonfanlough Hall on  Sunday 19th November 2017 with Mass at 1 (note time change) & music by J & S Sound. New members welcome to help
SHANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd  Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12, SVP Toy Collection & blessing of Children also)
 COMMUNITY CAROLS Temple Connor (Clonmacnois) Sunday 17th Dec. 3.00pm
THANK YOU CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL TABLE QUIZ  The organisers would like to thanks all who attended and gave so generously in support of the Table Quiz last Friday 13th. The sum of €1,062 was raised for the Shine a Light Campaign
WELL DONE  to all involved in some local matches the past week. Congratulations to club players involved in the Ferbane/Belmont Minor team who won the Minor County Final last Sunday 15th.  Hard luck to the Boys team who lost by a single point in their Cumann Na mBunscoil Final  last weekend and best wishes to the Girls team in their forthcoming Final this week. (place and time to be confirmed )...
MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION Oct 22nd —reach out & spread the Joy
Today, Mission Sunday, Catholics all over the world have an opportunity to sow seeds of faith that are watered and nurtured throughout the year by World Missions Ireland, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Through prayer and giving we can stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters overseas. Did you know that 40% of the Church around the world is missionary? That’s thousands of parishes which are too young or poor to support themselves. By sharing what we have with those in need we help build a worldwide Church which can reach out to people with the Gospel. Those who have never heard the message of Jesus are given the chance to experience the love of Christ and to know the support of our Church family. Today, on Mission Sunday, every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present, will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity.