Saturday, May 20, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN MAY 21st 2017
 ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE                                                                   
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH                                                                     
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                         
  Email: thomascox@eircom.net   shannonbridge.blogspot.ie  
www.facebook.com/parishofclonmacnois

ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 20th May 8:00p.m.  John & Mary Claffey & Rose Curley (Creevagh)
Mon 22nd May 10a.m. Mass
Tues 23rd May 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Wed 24th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Thur 25th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 26th May 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Sat 27th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 27th May 8p.m. Peoples Intention
[Mass in Neighbouring Churches, St. Mary’s Clonfad Sunday 10a.m., High Street  12 Noon Sunday]

ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 21st May 10:30a.m. Paddy & Francis Kelly & dec’d family members
Sun 28th May 10:30a.m.  - -
CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Offertory May 14th €510
Envelope May 28th Holy Land Collection
This collection goes to assist the Holy Places in the Holy Land where the local population is too small to support the Church. It’s the reason why these places built where our Lord walked are open and maintained.
PULPIT SWAP As part of our Pastoral Area arrangements, this weekend we welcome Fr. Peter Burke to Mass in Shannonbridge and Clonfanlough. (I shall be in Pullough and Boher).
CHURCHGATE COLLECTIONS
May 27/28th Irish Cancer Society
  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge27th May 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 4
Darragh, Lauren, Isobel
Reader: Catherine Doolan
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 28th May2017  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 2  Jane El, Tadgh T., Charlie G.,
Reader: Bridie Coughlan
Minister of the Eucharist:Enda Molloy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (May) Angela Walsh, Rosaleen Gunning
SAINTS OF THE WEEK: Mon 22 St. Rita of Cascia Thurs 25 St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi  Fri 26  St. Philip Neri Sat  27th St Augustine of Canterbury

Interested in Training and Working in Care? Offaly Local Development Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 30 week full-time QQI Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing at the end of May 2017 in Birr, Co. Offaly. For further details contact Mary/Linda on 087-7385989
ST. CIARAN’S COMMUNITY AREA  EMERGENCY NUMBERS Each home should have received (if not-ask me) a local Information Card with useful numbers and a Quick Reference Card to enter details that are important in an emergency, eg. Eircode, Name & Contact of Doctor. Have you filled in your card?
BAPTISM MEETING  for our Pastoral Area. On  Thursday 15th June 8-9p.m  in Parochial House Ballinahowen. Contact Fr. Tom about attendance at these meetings.
CLONFERT DEVOTIONS ( Mass at 8pm)
Mon 22nd Fr. John O’Gorman PP Menlough
Tues 23rd Fr. Tom Ryan PP (Shannon)
Wed 24th Fr. Bernie Costello (Mass & Anointing)
Thurs 25th Speaker Michaela Byrne “Hope in time of darkness” surviving Depression, Suicide & self harm.
Fri 26th Mass 12 Noon & 8p.m. (Evening Mass for Exam Students with Fr. Sean Neylon)
Sat 27th @ 8p.m. Fr. Declan McInerney
Our Lady of Clonfert, I come to you, as one of your children, who will never forget the importance of a woman like you. I come because I believe in you. I come to say thanks for the past and the present and ask you to bless me in the future.
You know me, you know how I live and you know my needs. Please help me especially when I need you most. I have problems, worries, and anxieties the same as everyone else--help me to cope. So often I would just love to give up when life hurts me and people betray me, but give me the courage never to lose heart.
Bless my family, my life, and my friends. Help me, no matter what happens to me in life, to believe, to trust, and to hope. Our Lady of Clonfert, Pray for us.
MAY  - MONTH OF OUR LADY
[We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May ]
DAY PILGRIMAGE TO BALLINTUBBER ABBEY
Has been arranged for Thursday 6th July for St. Ciaran’s Pastoral Area. Cost €10 adult €5 Child. If interested contact me as soon as possible (Fr. Tom Cox)
FRIENDLY CALL -  A free confidential supportive call contact service for Senior Citizens in conjunction with Ballycommon Training Centre. Contact me for details please or Public Health Nurses
LEADERSHIP QUOTES
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker.

DIARY THIS WEEK
TUESDAY– MAY 23rd    Active Retirement Assoc 10:30a.m. in S’bridge Hall
PARISH COUNCIL 8p.m. Presbtyery
BEALTAINE VARIEY SHOW with Rosemount GAA Social Initiative  in
TUAR ARD Moate, 090 6482042 or email info@tuarard.ie Tues May 23rd at 7.30pm
Tickets: €5
PARISH CATECHIST INFORMATION EVENING (See Notice below). St.Mel’s Pastoral Centre, Longford 8p.m.
WEDNESDAY MAY 24th
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m

OTHER DATES
VISIT TO LEIGHLINBRIDGE ARBORETUM with the Active Retirement Association/  Tues 30th May 2017. All Welcome (book to reserve bus seat at 087 2990833. Cost €10 Bus departs 9a.m. from Shannonbridge Church.
MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONSThe diocese is actively promoting these two important initiatives: Further info on the Ministry of Catechist is available from Fr. Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath., 043-6685847 nigelcharles2003@yahoo.co.uk
If you’re considering this Certificate in Catechesis Course on Tues, May 23rd at 8p.m. Dr. Marie Cooke from Maryvale Institute will attend a meeting at St. Mel’s Pastoral Centre Longford to help us. Come along!
Further info on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr. Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. aidanfryan@eircom.net Also at the following website www.dublindiocese.ie/ermanentdiaconate.



DIARY THIS WEEK
TUESDAY– MAY 23rd    Active Retirement Assoc 10:30a.m. in S’bridge Hall
PARISH COUNCIL 8p.m. Presbtyery
BEALTAINE VARIEY SHOW with Rosemount GAA Social Initiative  in
TUAR ARD Moate, 090 6482042 or email info@tuarard.ie Tues May 23rd at 7.30pm
Tickets: €5
PARISH CATECHIST INFORMATION EVENING (See Notice below). St.Mel’s Pastoral Centre, Longford 8p.m.
WEDNESDAY MAY 24th
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m

OTHER DATES
VISIT TO LEIGHLINBRIDGE ARBORETUM with the Active Retirement Association/  Tues 30th May 2017. All Welcome (book to reserve bus seat at 087 2990833. Cost €10 Bus departs 9a.m. from Shannonbridge Church.
MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONS
The diocese is actively promoting these two important initiatives: Further info on the Ministry of Catechist is available from Fr. Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath., 043-6685847 nigelcharles2003@yahoo.co.uk
If you’re considering this Certificate in Catechesis Course on Tues, May 23rd at 8p.m. Dr. Marie Cooke from Maryvale Institute will attend a meeting at St. Mel’s Pastoral Centre Longford to help us. Come along!
Further info on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr. Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. aidanfryan@eircom.net Also at the following website www.dublindiocese.ie/ermanentdiaconate.

DIARY THIS WEEK
TUESDAY– MAY 23rd    Active Retirement Assoc 10:30a.m. in S’bridge Hall
PARISH COUNCIL 8p.m. Presbtyery
BEALTAINE VARIEY SHOW with Rosemount GAA Social Initiative  in
TUAR ARD Moate, 090 6482042 or email info@tuarard.ie Tues May 23rd at 7.30pm
Tickets: €5
PARISH CATECHIST INFORMATION EVENING (See Notice below). St.Mel’s Pastoral Centre, Longford 8p.m.
WEDNESDAY MAY 24th
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m

OTHER DATES
VISIT TO LEIGHLINBRIDGE ARBORETUM with the Active Retirement Association/  Tues 30th May 2017. All Welcome (book to reserve bus seat at 087 2990833. Cost €10 Bus departs 9a.m. from Shannonbridge Church.
MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONS
The diocese is actively promoting these two important initiatives: Further info on the Ministry of Catechist is available from Fr. Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath., 043-6685847 nigelcharles2003@yahoo.co.uk
If you’re considering this Certificate in Catechesis Course on Tues, May 23rd at 8p.m. Dr. Marie Cooke from Maryvale Institute will attend a meeting at St. Mel’s Pastoral Centre Longford to help us. Come along!
Further info on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr. Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. aidanfryan@eircom.net Also at the following website www.dublindiocese.ie/ermanentdiaconate.









Friday, May 12, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN MAY  14th 
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE                                                                  
  ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH                                                             
        Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                     
      Email: thomascox@eircom.net   shannonbridge.blogspot.ie  
Facebook Page “Parish of Clonmacnois”  www.shannonbridge.com

ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE

Sat 13th May 8p.m. Peoples Intention
Mon. 15th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 16th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 17th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 18th May Communion Service
Fri 19th May 10:00a.m.
Sat 20th May 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Sat 20th May 8:00p.m.  John & Mary Claffey & Rose Curley (Creevagh)
[Mass in Neighbouring Churches, St. Mary’s Clonfad Sunday 10a.m., High Street  12 Noon Sunday]

ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 14th May 10:30a.m. Mass
Sun 21st May 10:30a.m. Paddy & Francis Kelly & dec’d family members
CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Offertory May 7th €693
Easter Dues €2,650 (€2,605 in 2016)
Trócaire €2,388 (€2,216 in 2016)
May Monthly envelope due– thank you.

CHURCHGATE COLLECTIONS
May 13th/14th Irish Wheelchair Association in Co. Offaly

BEALTAINE VARIEY SHOW with Rosemount GAA Social Initiative  in TUAR ARD Moate,090 6482042 or email info@tuarard.ie Tues May 23rd at 7.30pm
Tickets: €5
  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge20th May 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 3
Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 21st May2017  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 1  Conor S, Abigail K.
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery
Minister of the Eucharist:Anne Rohan
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (May) Angela Walsh, Rosaleen Gunning
SAINTS OF THE WEEK: Mon 15 St. Isidore the Farmer Thurs 18th St. John PM  Sat  20th St Bernadine of Siena
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:

Congratulations to the children of Clonmacnois National School who received their First Holy Communion in the Parish. They really were a credit to their parents and their teachers. Special thanks is due to their teacher, Mary Quinn who devoted so much time and effort to their preparation. Congratulations to:  Néasa Trainor, Rían Claffey, Grace Fallon, Niamh Curley, Michael Carty, Luke O’Duffy, Harry O’Duffy, Seán O’Shea, Alex Heavin, Shane Kelly.   I hope you all had a wonderful day.

 BAPTISM MEETING  for our Pastoral Area. On Thursday 18th May 8-9p.m. and Thursday 15th June  in Parochial House Ballinahowen. Contact Fr. Tom about attendance at these meetings.

CLONFERT DEVOTIONS ( Mass at 8pm)
Mon 15th Fr. Ray Sweeney PP Ballymacward
Tues 16th Fr. Benny McHale (Athenry)
Wed 17th Fr. Abe Kennedy  PP (Abbey/Duniry)
Thurs 18th Speaker Matty Harte (Tyrone GAA)
Fri 19th Mass 12 Noon & 8p.m. Mass of thanksgiving & remembrance for Primary teachers present, retired & deceased.
Sat 20th @ 8p.m. Fr. Declan McInerney
Our Lady of Clonfert, I come to you, as one of your children, who will never forget the importance of a woman like you. I come because I believe in you. I come to say thanks for the past and the present and ask you to bless me in the future.
You know me, you know how I live and you know my needs. Please help me especially when I need you most. I have problems, worries, and anxieties the same as everyone else--help me to cope. So often I would just love to give up when life hurts me and people betray me, but give me the courage never to lose heart.
Bless my family, my life, and my friends. Help me, no matter what happens to me in life, to believe, to trust, and to hope. Our Lady of Clonfert, Pray for us.

MAY  - MONTH OF OUR LADY
[We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May ]
Bring Flowers of the Rarest Bring flowers of the rarest bring blossoms the fairest, from gardens and woodlands and hillside and dale; Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices          Centenary of Fatima  
telling the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!
Chorus: O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today! Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May. O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May..
 DIARY THIS WEEK
TUESDAY– MAY 16th    Active Retirement Assoc 10:30a.m. in Killeens       FIRST  COMMUNION (Clonmacnois N.S.) Saturday 13th May 12 Noon
MUSIC WORKSHOP with Derek Mahady on Tuesday, 16th May in Pastoral Centre,Cullies, Cavan from 7:30-9:30p.m. Cost €10 per person.
WEDNESDAY MAY 17th
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m
THURSDAY 18TH MAY
The Marie Keating Mobile Unit will be outside Teach Dóchas, Offaly Street, Tullamore  on Thursday 18th May from 10am to 1pm. This is a free  service  for men and women offering information and advice on all cancers. No appointment necessary.Ph: 057 9328268
PASTORAL AREA BAPTISM MEETING Ballinahowen Parochial House 8pm
FRIDAY 19TH MAY
Clonmacnois Prayer Vigil in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.
MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONS
The diocese is actively promoting these two important initiatives: Further info on the Ministry of Catechist is available from Fr. Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath., 043-6685847 nigelcharles2003@yahoo.co.uk
If you’re considering this Certificate in Catechesis Course on Tues, May 23rd at 8p.m. Dr. Marie Cooke from Maryvale Institute will attend a meeting at St. Mel’s Pastoral Centre Longford to help us. Come along!
Further info on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr. Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. aidanfryan@eircom.net Also at the following website www.dublindiocese.ie/ermanentdiaconate.















Sunday, May 07, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN MAY 7th 2017
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE                                                             
      ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH                                                                    
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500    
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 6th May 8p.m. Patricia Killeen
Mon. 8th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 9th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 10th May 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 11th May NO 10A.M. Mass (1st communion practice in Church)
Fri 12th May 10:00a.m.
Sat 13th May 12 NOON 1st Communion
[No 10a.m.]
Sat 13th May 8:00p.m. 
[Mass in Neighbouring Churches, St. Mary’s Clonfad Sunday 10a.m., High Street  12 Noon Sunday]
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 7th May 10:30a.m. Mass
CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Offertory April 30th € 590
April Shrine €620
EASTER DUES Thank you to everyone for returning the Easter Dues.
DEATHS Fr. Hugh Duffy S.J. [First Cousin of Sr. Margaret Mary ]

FIRST  COMMUNION (Clonmacnois N.S.) Saturday 13th May 12 Noon
VOCATIONS SUNDAY – This weekend (May 6/7th) sees Good Shepherd or Vocations Sunday. Bishop Francis has asked that  prayers for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to Christian Marriage be offered during May, asking our Blessed Lady’s intercession. We welcome Mr. Ignatius Lynam (Parish of Moate)to our parish who will speak on Vocations at the 8p.m. Vigil and 10:30a.m. Sunday Mass in our Parish.

  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge13th May 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 2
2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh, Aoife
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Martha Murphy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Mairead Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:Sun 14th May2017  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 3  Conor D, Roisin D., Teagan D., Rory D.
Reader: Marie Egan
Minister of the Eucharist:Bridie Coughlan
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (May) Angela Walsh, Rosaleen Gunning

SAINTS OF THE WEEK: Mon 8th Victor  Tues 9th, Pachomius Wed 10th St. Damien of Molokai Sat 13 O.L. of Fatima

Prayer for Vocations God, Our Father,
Thank you for your son, Jesus, our Good Shepherd, who leads us to fullness of life.
By our baptism, we are called by name to continue the mission of Jesus. Give us the grace to listen with an open heart to the voice of Jesus and to respond generously with a joyful spirit. Strengthen the men and women you called to serve through marriage, the single life, the diaconate,
priesthood, and consecrated life. Guide all who are discerning their Christian vocation. In gratitude we offer this prayer through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, united with you forever. Amen

 BAPTISM MEETING  for our Pastoral Area. On Thursday 18th May 8-9p.m. and Thursday 15th June  in Parochial House Ballinahowen. Contact Fr. Tom about
attendance at these meetings.
STATION MASSES
FRIDAY May 12th Dorothy & Niall Darcy  8p.m.

CLONFERT DEVOTIONS ( Mass at 8pm)

Mon 8th  Maura Garrihy “Faith & young people”
Tues 9th Fr.Michael Byrnes (Portumna)
Wed 10th Fr. John Garvey PP (Ballinasloe)
Thurs 11th Fr. Iomar Daniels PP (Leitrim)
Fri 12th Mass 12 Noon & 8p.m. Marie Burke (Clonfert Coordinator of World Meeting of Families)
Sat 13th @ 8p.m. Fr. Declan McInerney
Our Lady of Clonfert, I come to you, as one of your children, who will never forget the importance of a woman like you. I come because I believe in you. I come to say thanks for the past and the present and ask you to bless me in the future.
You know me, you know how I live and you know my needs. Please help me especially when I need you most. I have problems, worries, and anxieties the same as everyone else--help me to cope. So often I would just love to give up when life hurts me and people betray me, but give me the courage never to lose heart.
Bless my family, my life, and my friends. Help me, no matter what happens to me in life, to believe, to trust, and to hope. Our Lady of Clonfert, Pray for us.
MAY  - MONTH OF OUR LADY
[We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May ]
Bring Flowers of the Rarest Bring flowers of the rarest bring blossoms the fairest, from gardens and woodlands and hillside and dale; Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!
Chorus: O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today! Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May. O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May..
 DIARY THIS WEEK
MONDAY—MAY 8TH   High Street/Belmont Womens Group host Mairéad McGuinness M.E.P. on Monday 8th May at 8p.m. in High Street Hall. This is an opportunity for the community of West Offaly to come & have their say in the development of rural Ireland. No admission Fee. All welcome.
TUESDAY– MAY 9th    Active Retirement Assoc 10:30a.m. in Hall.
TUAR ARD (090 6482042) Spotlight Youth Theatre  presents Peter Pan Tuesday May 9th at 8pm Tickets: €10 / €7
WEDNESDAY MAY 10th
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m
 Bereavement Information Evening for Parents: Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 10th of May from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP  info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 9th May or call 01 4045378.
THURSDAY MAY 11th An Afternoon with Ray Simpson at Cluain Chiarain 2p.m. onwards. Ray is a founding guardian of the community of Aidan & Hilda (Lindisfarne) & a frequent writer exploring the common ground between the Celtic tradition of our islands..  Reflecting on the Belfast Agreement & even on Brexit!  No Charge.
The Marie Keating Mobile Unit will be outside Teach Dóchas, Offaly Street, Tullamore  on Thursday 18th May from 10am to 1pm. This is a free  service  for men and women offering information and advice on all cancers. No appointment necessary.Ph: 057 9328268
CHURCHGATE COLLECTIONS
May 13th/14th Irish Wheelchair Association in Co. Offaly
May 27/28th Irish Cancer Society





Thursday, April 27, 2017

CLONMACNOIS  PARISH NEWSLETTER APRIL 30TH 2017


 ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE                                                                    
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH                                                                   
  Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500    
Email: thomascox@eircom.net   shannonbridge.blogspot.ie  
Facebook Page “Parish of Clonmacnois”  www.shannonbridge.com


ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 29th April 8p.m. Edward & Margaret Cogivan & dec’d family members.
[Do This in Memory Mass]
Mon 1st May 10a.m.
Tue 2nd May 10a.m.
Wed 3rd May 10a.m. Thurs 4th May 10a.m.
Friday 5th May  10a.m. Mass  (Adoration afterwards)
Sat 6th  May 10a.m. Communion Service
Sat 6th May 8p.m. Patricia Killeen
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sunday 30th April 10:30a.m.
Fri 5th May 7:00p.m. Mass
Sun 7th May 10:30a.m. Mass
CHURCH COLLECTIONS
Offertory April 23rd  €785 April Monthly €386
EASTER DUES Thank you to everyone for returning the Easter Dues.

DATES TO REMEMBER
First Communion (Clonmacnois N.S.) Saturday 13th May 12 Noon

Vocations Sunday– Next weekend (May 6/7th) sees Good Shepherd or Vocations Sunday. Bishop Francis has asked that  prayers for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to Christian Marriage be offered during May, asking our Blessed Lady’s intercession. We welcome Mr. Ignatius Lynam (Parish of Moate)to our parish who will speak on Vocations at the 8p.m. Vigil and 10:30a.m. Sunday Mass in our Parish.
  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge6th May 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 1
Matthew, Emily & Ruth
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Mairead Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:Sun 7th May2017  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 2  Jane E, Tadgh T, Charlie G.
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Minister of the Eucharist:Kay Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (May) Angela Walsh, Rosaleen Gunning

Saints of the Week: Mon 1st; St. Joseph the Worker Tues 2nd, St. Athanasius Wed 3rd, St. Philip & James Fri 5th Bl. Edmund Rice
TROCAIRE Don't forget to return your Lent box to your parish or school. The funds Trócaire receive are already starting to have an impact on communities at risk like Maria’s.
THANK YOU from...Oesophageal Cancer Fund to all who contributed to the €305 raised at their recent Churchgate Collections in Shannonbridge & Birr. Disabled Drivers Assoc gratefully acknowledge €124.94 donated
MASS CARDS A small range of Mass Cards/Bouquets available in Sacristies
 BAPTISM MEETING  for our Pastoral Area. On Thursday 18th May 8-9p.m. and Thursday 15th June  in Parochial House Ballinahowen. Contact Fr. Tom about attendance at these meetings.
STATION MASSES
FRIDAY May 12th Dorothy & Niall Darcy  8p.m.

CLONFERT DEVOTIONS ( Mass at 8pm)
Mon 1st Opening Mass (Fr. Declan McInerney)
Tues 2ndFr.David Carroll (Birr)
Wed 3rd Fr. Pat Conroy PP (Ballinakill)
Thurs 4th Fr. Michael Kennedy PP (Lusmagh)
Fri 5th Mass 12 Noon & 8p.m. Fr. Kieran O'Rourke PP (Woodford)
Sat 6th @ 8p.m. Bishop Kirby (ann. Fr. Joe Walsh)

MAY  - MONTH OF OUR LADY
[We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during May ]
Bring Flowers of the Rarest Bring flowers of the rarest bring blossoms the fairest, from gardens and woodlands and hillside and dale; Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!
Chorus: O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today! Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May. O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May..
Pilgrimage Season at Knock Shrine
Fr Richard Gibbons and staff are delighted to announce the opening of the official pilgrimage season at Knock from Sunday 30th April. Masses and Ceremonies will take place daily in addition to a wide range of services at the Shrine, including Prayer Guidance, Youth Ministry, the award-winning Knock Museum & Café Le Chéile, the religious Bookshop and daily guided tours. Groups are always welcome. For more information on day retreats, pilgrimages, events and daily ceremonies, visit www.knockshrine.ie.
 DIARY THIS WEEK
TUESDAY– MAY 2nd  
Meeting of Active Retirement Assoc at 10:30a.m. in Shannonbridge Hall.
WEDNESDAY MAY 3rd 
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 5th  SOCIAL DANCE In Cloghan Hall on Friday, 5th May. Music by Checkers, Dancing from 9:30p.m.-12:30a.m. Refreshments and raffle on the night.
SATURDAY 6TH
Deirdre Ní Chinnéide at Knock Shrine
The ‘Resting in the Arms of God’ workshop with Deirdre NÍ Chinnéide at Knock Shrine on Sat 6
th May in the Prayer Guidance Centre. This workshop invites you to come away from the demands of busy life and to listen and explore with others, the power and presence of God.  10am-4pm, fee €30 includes lunch at Knock House Hotel. To book your place call (094) 93 75355 or email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie

MAY 10TH 2017 Bereavement Information Evening for Parents: Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 10th of May from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for event, please RSVP  info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 9th May or call 01 4045378.
THURSDAY MAY 11th An Afternoon with Ray Simpson at Cluain Chiarain 2p.m. onwards. Ray is the founder of the Lindisfarne Community & a frequent writer on the Celtic tradition of our islands..
Reflecting even on Brexit!  No Charge.

WORDS TO LIVE BY  This Sunday the Emmaus disciples remark: “Were not our hearts burning with us”   A little reflection before going to sleep each night. “Where did I meet Jesus today?”