Saturday, September 15, 2018

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 16th 2018

ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 15th Sept 8p.m. Eileen Keena (1st A)
Mon 17th Sept 10:00a.m.  St. Robert Bellarmine (Communion Service)
Tues 18th Sept 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 19th Sept 10:00amMassSt. Januarius
Thurs 20th Sept 10:00a.m. Mass St. Andrew Kim & Companions
Fri 21st Sept 10:00a.m. Mass St. Matthew
Sat 22nd Sept 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 22nd Sept 8:00p.m. Vigil Mass  John Carty & his  brother Patrick Carty
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 16th Sept 10:30a.m.  Mary Kelly m/m
Sun 23rd Sept 10:30a.m. Michael & Lena O’Shea (Clonlyon)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Sept  19th at 7:30p.m.
SR. MARIE  CONNOLLY M/M  Friday 21st September Clonfad @ 7p.m. 
MINISTRIES
S’bridge:Sat 22nd Sept  2018@8p.m.
Servers:Group1:Emily, Ruth, Grace Fallon
Reader: Ffionn Anderson
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
 Church Care:Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 16th Sept  @  10:30
Server Gr2. Neása T, Tadgh T, Charlie G.
Reader: Declan McEvoy
Min. of Eucharist: Mary Kelly
Ch Care- Sept Anne McEvoy/Eilish Egan
BEST WISHES to all at Shannonbridge GAA  for their Intermediate football championship 1/4 final. Shannonbridge Gaa Club v Ferbane  Saturday 15th September 2018
Venue: Pullough Time 8:00pm
SEWING LESSONS - In Ferbane Heritage Centre. Adult 6 week course, Monday 24th Sept. from 10am-12 noon, beginners to advanced. After school classes, 5 week course starting Tuesday 25th September from 4.30 to 6pm, 10-14 years. Small groups, booking advised. Contact 086 3769459.
HIGH ST./BELMONT WOMEN’S GROUP - Mon. 24th September: Teresa Hand Campbell, Occupational Psychologist, will be guest speaker on “Staying connected in a fast paced world” in High Street Hall at 8pm. All welcome.
APOSTOLIC WORK - A Coffee Morning and Cake Sale to help in our Missionary work will be held in the ‘Black Boot’ Ferbane on Tuesday 25th Sept at 10.30am. Please support
EXERCISE CLASSES continues in Shannonbridge Hall  on Tuesdays at  8p.m.

STATION MASS For Clonmacnois & Tullabeg area on Friday 21st Sept at 8p.m. in the home of Kieran & Una O’Connor.
AUTUMN STATIONS - To book your Station please contact the Parish office 090-9674215
 Station Mass Areas areas:  (1)Chapel St & Hill, (Oct 19th booked)   (2)Ballyhearth, (3)Clongowney, (4)Carrowkeel,  (5)Clonfanlough & Lakefield (6) Clonmacnois & Tullabeg (Sept 21st Booked)  (7)Clonlyon (Nov 9th booked) (8) Glebe  , (9)Aughincabe/Clerhane/Creevagh (10)Shannonbridge (11) St. Kieran’s Park, (12)Garrymore, Woodbank, Charlestown, Lecarrow, Blackwater (Oct 26th Booked)  (12) Clondelara
CLONMACNOIS N.S. FUNDRAISER  Clothes Collection on 26th September in Clonmacnois National School. We want all your clean and dry unwanted clothes, handbags, pairs of shoes, blankets, curtains, bed clothes, towels and cuddly toys. We cannot accept duvets or pillows! Bagged items can be dropped off outside the school during school hours prior to this date. Thank you on behalf of the Parents Association
OFFERTORY Sept8/9th    €485 Shrine €85
PATTERN  DAY COLLECTION  €1,020
HARVEST DUES envelope which goes to form this priests income is due this weekend. Thank  you
DUES UPDATE Our income of €20,4000 comes from 6 collections through the year (Christmas/Shrove, Easter/ Pentecost/Harvest/November)
We have 4 of the 6 completed this year.
2017 Xmas,Shrove, Easter, Pente cost €8,843
2018 Xmas, Shrove, Easter, Pentecost €12,065
I’m very grateful for such a positive response.
BAPTISM - The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thurs 18th October. You can contact me about attendance

 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA /LOTTO Weekly GAA lotto results. Monday 10th September  9-22-24-26  three match threes  Tom Turley, Ann Boland & David Rohan. Next weeks jackpot will be €2200 and draw will be held in Doon.
LOCAL  W’end BUS locallinklaoisoffaly.ie Until Sept 30th, offering 3 buses linking Clonmacnois (9:00/12;30/16:00hrs from Monastic site) to Shannonbridge (Tourist Office) 9:15/12:45/16:15hrs)  on to Tullamore via Lough Boora returning at 11:40/15:15/18:35hrs to S’bridge and 11:55/15:30/18:50 hrs to Clonmancoise. Buy Tickets on bus Child €3 (€5 return) Adult €6 (€10 return). Connect in Tullamore with other services to Birr/Banagher/Clar/Daingean etc all in one ticket.  Phone 057 8692168 

RINGING BELLS ACROSS EUROPE  Culture Night (Fri 21st)  On  this International Day of Peace, bells will ring out all across Europe & locally at 12 Noon at Clonmacnois. People can bring handbells from home as we ring them to remember how precious peace is for us all.

DIOCESAN WORLD MISSION TEAM  If You have ever worked abroad with a mission group or are interested in Mission Support then you are invited to a meeting  in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen on Wednesday 26th Sept. The meeting, scheduled for 8p.m. will be an information night about World Mission and talk about the possibility of putting together a Mission Team that would represent  the C lonmacnois Deanery. For further information you can contact either Fr. P.J. Hughes on 086- 2657080 or Fr. Aidan Ryan on 090 6430124

PUBLIC COLLECTION for Offaly Association for people with intellectual disability on 22nd/23rd September 2018
COFFEE MORNING  Thursday21st in Killeen’s after 10a.m. Mass.in aid of Hospice
TUAR ARD - Upcoming events include Joni Harms with the Sheerin Family Band. Special guests Olivia Harms and Matt Leavy. Tuesday 18th September at 8pm. Tickets: €18.

 Ballinalsoe Counselling and Psychotherapy: are you experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, grief, hopelessness or distressing memories of trauma?  It helps to talk.  For an appointment phone 087 362 3809 or email frank at bcap.ie
A TIME FOR EVERYTHING  a unique concert of Music, Poetry and Readings.
St Mel’s Cathedral, Sunday 16th Sept at 8.00pm. Directed by Dr Ite O’Donovan, Organist Simon Harden. Special Guest Noel Monahan, featuring LASSUS, DCF professional chamber choir and Noel Monahan, Poet. Tickets €15 & €10 (concern)
INTERNET & MINDFULNESS  SERIES
(1)    West Offaly Training enrolling now for a free Getting Citizens Online programme.  This basic internet course will consist of 5 x 2hr day or evening classes in Crank House, Banagher. We can also deliver in other locations if there are sufficient numbers. For further details call Carmel on 057 9152003
(2)    Autumn Mindfulness programme  Crank House, Banagher Wed 26th Sept 7pm
NEW COURSES Check out some of the new courses being offered at West Offaly Training, Crank House, Banagher: Working with Autism, Business Accounting, Mindfulness, Manual Handling, ECDL, Train the Trainer, Digital Skills(Free), Painting for Beginners, Computers for Beginners, Hairdressing for Beginners, After School Coding & Getting Farmers Online(Free).  For further information call Carmel on 057 9152003.
CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL  in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 21st of September and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763. (‘These ruins are still charged with a great mission’ St. Pope John Paul II)
CORAL LEISURE BALLINASLOE  1 Day only Sale (Sept 21st)  Pool  & Gym Memberships. Tel. 090 9645755
WEST OFFALY COMHALTAS - A 10 week term will run from Friday 28th September - Friday 14th December. Class numbers are capped and students MUST become a member of our branch to attend classes. For any further information contact our Facebook page West Offaly Comhaltas or Email: Westoffalycce@gmail.com.
SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES - Recommence in High Street Hall on Wed. 3rd October at 8pm
IRISH RURAL LINK - Are running Free Classes for Farmers to help them register online. Classes start in Ferbane one evening per week in October. For information contact Mary on 090 6482744.
Monster Auction will be held in Kiltormer Complex Sunday 21st October at 3pm.Doors open from 12noon.Huge selection of lots for auction as well as Bric a Brac shop,gift voucher shop with huge discounts, cake sale, bouncy castle, face painting etc. Any queries please contact 0877977189.  











Monday, September 10, 2018

CLONMACNOISE PARISH BULLETIN - SEPTEMBER 9th 2018

Fr. Tom Cox (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 8th Sept 8pm Mass: Vigil Mass of Sun
Mon 10th Sept 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Tues 11th Sept 9:45a.m. Mass
10:30a.m. German Mass Group
Wed 12th Sept 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 13th Sept 10:00a.m. St. John Chrysostom  (Mass)
Fri 14th Sept 10:00a.m. Triumph of the Cross  (Mass)
Sat 15th Sept 10:00a.m. (Mass)
Sat 15th Sept 8p.m. Eileen Keena (1st A)
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
 Sun 9th Sept 10:30am Gordon McEvoy
Sun 16th Sept 10:30a.m.  Mary Kelly m/m
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Sept  12th at 7:30p.m. (Tom Cox)
MINISTRIES
Shanonbridge:Sat 15thSept  2018@8p.m.
Servers:Group4:Darragh, Lauren&Isobel, Rian C, Shane K.
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
 Church Care: Gemma Moore, Doris Claffey, Nickie Roche-Ikhimioya
Clonfanlough:Sun 16th Sept  @  10:30
Server Group 1 Abigail K, Rory D.
Reader:  Anne Rohan
Min. of Eucharist: Enda Molloy
Ch Care- Sept Anne McEvoy/Eilish Egan
PILGRIM WALK FROM ATHLONE TO CLONMACNOISE SEPT 9th
Walk the 14km from Clonbonny, Athlone to Clonmacnois across bog to join the Pilgrim Road.  Start point at 11am (you drive 5km past Aldi, Athlone to T junction, turn left  park at bog railway crossing).
Arrive Clonmacnoise 2p.m. to take part in Annual Pattern Day. Bus back to start point via Shannonbridge for refreshments arrive back at 6p.m. Bring walking shoes/boots, waterproof clothing, water and picnic lunch. Walk led by an experienced leader of Athlone Walking Club. To book place on bus
087 2128842
WELCOME  As a Roman Catholic  Community we welcome Revd. William Leslie Steacy as the incumbent of theAthlone Union of Parishes– which includes Temple Conor Clonmacnoise. He will be instituted this Tuesday, 11th Sept  by  Bishop Patricia Storey in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Athlone 

 IRISH DANCING CLASSES (Ganley School) resume on Mon. 10th September in Heritage Centre, Ferbane. Beginners at 6p.m, Advanced Dancers 6:45pm. Adult Classes start in Dún-na-Sí, Moate on Wed 3rd Oct @ 8:45pm. Enquiries to Joe Ganley 087-6473497

EXERCISE CLASSES starting in Shannonbridge Hall Tues Sept 11th at 8p.m.
AUTUMN STATIONS - To book your Station please contact the Parish office 090-9674215
 Station Mass Areas areas:  (1)Chapel St & Hill, (Oct 19th booked)   (2)Ballyhearth, (3)Clongowney, (4)Carrowkeel,  (5)Clonfanlough & Lakefield (6) Clonmacnois & Tullabeg (Sept 21st Booked)  (7)Clonlyon (Nov 9th booked) (8) Glebe, (9)Aughincabe/Clerhane/Creevagh (10)Shannonbridge (11) St. Kieran’s Park, (12)Garrymore, Woodbank, Charlestown, Lecarrow, Blackwater (Oct 26th Booked)  (12) Clondelara
CLONMACNOIS N.S. FUNDRAISER  Clothes Collection on 26th September in Clonmacnois National School. We want all your clean and dry unwanted clothes, handbags, pairs of shoes, blankets, curtains, bed clothes, towels and cuddly toys. We cannot accept duvets or pillows! Bagged items can be dropped off outside the school during school hours prior to this date. Thank you on behalf of the Parents Association
OFFERTORY Sept 1/2nd    €770 Shrine €53
HARVEST DUES envelope which goes to form this priests income is due next weekend. Thank  you
DUES UPDATE Our income of €20,4000 comes from 6 collections through the year (Christmas/Shrove, Easter/ Pentecost/Harvest/November)
We have 4 of the 6 completed this year.
2017 Xmas,Shrove, Easter, Pentecost €8,843
2018 Xmas, Shrove, Easter, Pentecost €12,065
I’m very grateful for such a positive response.
BAPTISM - The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thur 13th September and Thurs 18th October. You can contact me about attendance
 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA /LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 2-13-19-28. Jackpot winner Eugene Doyle. Two match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €5,200 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 10th  September
LOCAL  W’end BUS locallinklaoisoffaly.ie Until Sept 30th, offering 3 buses linking Clonmacnois (9:00/12;30/16:00hrs from Monastic site) to Shannonbridge (Tourist Office) 9:15/12:45/16:15hrs)  on to Tullamore via Lough Boora returning at 11:40/15:15/18:35hrs to S’bridge and 11:55/15:30/18:50 hrs to Clonmancoise. Buy Tickets on bus Child €3 (€5 return) Adult €6 (€10 return). Connect in Tullamore with other services to Birr/Banagher/Clar/Daingean etc all in one ticket.  Phone 057 8692168 
PATTERN DAY Clonmacnoise will be celebrated Sunday 9th Sept which is the actual Feastday of St. Ciarán beginning with our Pattern Prayers at 2:45pm with concelebrated Mass at 3p.m. Celebrant & Preacher: Bishop Francis Duffy


    PRAYER TO ST. CIARAN St Ciarán Patron of our parish&diocese.Watch over your people.Teacher and friend, Help us to see God’s presence,Prayerful youth. Inspire the young. Pilgrim for God,Be with all missionaries. Steep us in Gospel Ways. Protector&Patron,confirm our faith, that we may walk anew with Christ









 Ballinalsoe Counselling and Psychotherapy: are you experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, grief, hopelessness or distressing memories of trauma?  It helps to talk.  For an appointment phone 087 362 3809 or email frank at bcap.ie

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING  a unique concert of Music, Poetry and Readings.
St Mel’s Cathedral, Sunday 16th Sept at 8.00pm. Directed by Dr Ite O’Donovan, Organist Simon Harden. Special Guest Noel Monahan, featuring LASSUS, DCF professional chamber choir and Noel Monahan, Poet. Tickets €15 & €10 (concesn)
Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Our Lady Shrine Knock today 9th September Grandparents are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardian of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents
INTERNET & MINDFULNESS  SERIES
(1)    West Offaly Training enrolling now for a free Getting Citizens Online programme.  This basic internet course will consist of 5 x 2hr day or evening classes in Crank House, Banagher. We can also deliver in other locations if there are sufficient numbers. For further details call Carmel on 057 9152003
(2)    Autumn Mindfulness programme  Crank House, Banagher Wed 26th Sept 7pm.                 CORAL LEISURE BALLINASLOE  1 Day only Sale (Sept 21st)   Pool  & Gym Memberships. Tel. 090 9645755

 Season of Creation 1 Sept. – 4 Oct 2018                       On September 1 Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation focused on water as a precious resource and describes access to it as a human right. The following is one of his prayers: Let us pray that waters may not be a sign of separation between peoples, but of encounter for the human community. Let us pray that those who risk their lives at sea in search of a better future may be kept safe. Let us ask the Lord and all those engaged in the noble service of politics that the more sensitive questions of our day, such as those linked to movements of migration, climate change and the right of everyone to enjoy primary goods, may be faced with generous and farsighted responsibility and in a spirit of cooperation, especially among those countries most able to help