Saturday, March 16, 2019

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN MARCH 17th 2019


 ST. CIARAN  SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 16 th 6:30p.m. (Vigil)  Gerard  Greene & Parents Thomas & Catherine Greene
Sun 17th Ferbane 7p.m.
Mon 18th 10:00a.m. Mass St. Cyril
Tues 19th 10:00a.m. Mass St. Joseph
Wed 20th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 21st 10:00a.m. Mass St. Enda
Fri 22nd 10:00a.m. Comm Service
Sat 23rd 10:00a.m.Mass
Sat 23rd 10:00a.m.Mass
Sat 23rd 6:30pm Mass Harry Gunning
ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH. 
Sun 17th March 10:30a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day  Peoples Intn
Tues 19th 7:00p.m.
Sun 24th 10:30a.m. Mass. 
Joseph Darcy&Sr. Damien Darcy
OFFERTORY Mar 9th/10th
€1,000   
CLUAIN CHIARAIN   Next Mass Wed. March 20th 2019 @ 7:30p.m.
BAPTISM We welcomed Baby Zac Kenny into the Christian Community last weekend
CONGRATULATIONS to locals Saul & Adam O’Carroll, Jack Ryan, Matthew & John Devine & Sean Quirke who played in Garbally College double victory in the Junior & Senior Cup Rugby Connacht Schools Cup Finals
CHRISTCHURCH This week we cry the tears of Christchurch people, the latest city to know the meaningless horror of hatred and brutality. We in Ireland for many years have known the same story of violence - and this week we remember the story of Bloody Sunday and the blood shed, Catholic and Protestant, on our own island. We now thankfully know a better place …….Patrick, taught us the Gospel of Christ, the Christ who asked us to love our enemies and pray for those who hurt us . “Forgive them for they know not what they do” … may that prayer of Jesus be the only prayer on our lips this St. Patrick’s Day


ARD CHARAIN Lenten Prayer with Adoration Wednesday Nights 7-8pm.
SHANNONBRIDGE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Meeting Tuesday, 19th 10:45a.m                                          NEARBY MASSES. Sunday Clonfad 10am, B’sloe (Creagh) 10:30am, B’asloe (St. Michael’s (9:15.m.&12 Noon,High St. 12pm
LENTEN MEETING OF EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Wed 20th 8:30p.m. in Presbytery. Just to




 LÁ FHÉILE PÁDRAIG

For many people St. Patrick’s Day is no longer a
spiritual or religious occasion, but if we eliminate the religious aspect of this day we remove its very heart and soul. It is akin to leaving Christ out of Christmas. When Patrick came to these shores in the fifth century, he brought a message of hope and liberation to a people who were held in the grip of dark fears and superstitions. Using the shamrock as an illustration brought them the wonderful news
That God is a Father who cares, a Son who walks
with us, a Spirit who guides our steps. That simple message has sustained Irish people intimes of prosperity and times of persecution.  Today, then, is a call to Patrick’s children to reconnect with our faith roots; to salute those who, down the years, kept the flame burning, and to renew our commitment to pass-on the torch to the next generation. This is first and foremost a faith festival. Today is about
Preaching the shamrock not drowning it.
‘Dia linn ló ‘gus oíche, ‘s Pádraig Aspal Éireann’.
                   MINISTRIES                                                        Shannonbridge:Sat  23rd March @6:30p.m.
Servr:Group 3 Michael & Rachael C, Paddy R, Cliodhna F, Niamh C.
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister Dympna Fitzpatrick
 Ch Care: Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 24th Mar @10:30am
Server Grp 1, Abigail K, RoryD, Grace D, Kate McC
Reader: Kathleen Guinan Euch Min.:Enda Molloy
Ch Care–March Josie Egan/Betty Dolan

 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 10, 11, 28. No jackpot winner. Six match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,600 and the draw will be held in Doon on Tuesday 19th March.
BAPTISM PREPARATION - 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  Thursday 11th April  from 8pm to 9pm. Next Meeting then Thursday  and Thursday 16th May. Please contact me b4!
SHANE HYNES   People have responded generously to parishioners selling tickets for this Benefit Night. If you haven’t got a ticket yet– contact us at Shannonbridge Gaa.
Benefit night on Saturday, March 23rd in Killeens. People will be selling tickets (€10) and your support is deeply appreciated.

TRACTOR RUN Shane Hynes Benefit Tractor Run Sunday, 31st March 2019 starting at Doon GAA Grounds Registration from 10am Tractors leave at 11:30am Sharp. All Tractors welcome, New & Old €25 per entry
SPRING STATIONS  Saturday, April 13th @ 11a.m. Kathleen Price’s (Shannonbridge)         
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO NIGHT - In
Gleeson’s, Ferbane on Friday 22nd March.
Suitable for all ages. Proceeds to the Missions.
Your support would be appreciated.
TUAR ARD - Upcoming events include: ‘Return of the Hero’ by Tuar Ard Film Club
on Tuesday 26th March at 8pm. Tickets: €5.
Rahan Drama Group presents ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ by Tommy Marron on Friday 29th March & Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets: €10.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO
LOURDES - The Ardagh & Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Sunday 26th May to Friday 31st May. Five nights fully inclusive price: €749. If you have never been to Lourdes why not make the pilgrimage this year.  To book your place please contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01-2410812 or 2410811.
Shannonbridge Library open Thurs7-9pm       

 SHANNONBRIDGE BOOK LAUNCH  A Comprehensive History of Shannonbridge from 1600 to 1900 compiled by Brendan Ryan nd Laura Price will belaunced in the Community Hall, Shannonbridge on Saturday, 16th March at 8p.m. Mr. Michael Donegan will perform the launch; Dr. Michael Egan, Chieftain of the MacEgan  Clan, will be
guest speaker and Mr. Declan Ryan will act as M.C The book is in Hardback and consists of some 366 pages. Price is €25 (€20 on the night of the launch). Light Refreshments will be served. . All are Welcome


 “Go raibh an Tiarna libh”  “Agus le do spiorad féin”
A thiarna dean trocaire/ A Chríost dean trocaire/A thiarna dean trocaire

Is naofa, naofa, naofa thú, a Thiarna Dia na slua. Tá neamh agus talamh lán de do ghlóir. Hosanna sna harda. Is beannaithe an té atá ag teacht in ainm an Tiarna. Hosanna sna harda.

A Uain Dé, a thógann peacaí an domhain, déan trócaire orainn;(x2)
A Uain Dé, a thógann peacaí an domhain, tabhair dúinn síocháin.

Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
i n-iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
i líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

Ó fhás go h-aois, is ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn. Ó bhás go críoch, ní críoch ach athfhás, i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.
Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, dear saint of our Isle, On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile; And now thou art high in the mansions above, On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.  On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys, On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.
Ever bless & defend the sweet land of our birth,  Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,  Our hearts shall still burn, wheresoever we roam, For God and Saint Patrick,& our native home.

             






























Saturday, March 09, 2019

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN MARCH 10TH 2019


Clonmacnois Parish
Fr. Tom Cox (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/  086-8319500
                      Email: clonmacnoiseparish@gmail.com
                     WEB shannonbridge.blogspot.ie                  
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ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 9th March 6:30p.m. Darren Egan
[AREA MASS Ferbane Sunday 7pm.]
Mon 11th 10:00a.m. Service of Word &  Communion
Tues 12th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 13th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 14th 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 15th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 16th 10:00a.m.  Mass
Sat 16 th 6:30p.m. (Vigil)  Gerard  Greene & Parents Thomas & Catherine Greene
Sun 17th Ferbane 7p.m.
ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH. 
Sunday 10th March 10:30a.m. 
John Joe Maleney
[Do  This in Memory” Group Mass ]
Sun 17th March 10:30a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day  Peoples Intn
OFFERTORY  Mar 2nd/3rd
€660 Shrine  €55 
CLUAIN CHIARAIN   Next Mass Wed. March 13th 2019 @ 7:30p.m.
DUES UPDATE. Last year we gently suggested that an €80 per box return for the 6 Priests Dues envelopes annually would help our parish support the income of a priest (€20,400). I’m very grateful for the response which has seen our annual contribution rise from €12,633 in 2107 to €16,622 in 2018. So I am subsidised by a lot less from other parishes. Thank you

Shannonbridg Library open Thurs7-9pm



Trócaire Boxes are now available in all Churches. Please take one home for your family. The focus of this year’s campaign is Trocaire’s work with Uganda Lebanon and  Guatemala. “You cannot get to Heaven without a letter of reference from the poor”.

ARD CHARAIN Lenten Prayer with Adoration Wednesday Nights 7-8pm

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

The word Lent comes from the old English word ‘lencten’, meaning ‘springtime’. For those in the faith family it is a springtime for the soul. It recalls the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, that bleak, barren strip (35 miles by 15), between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. He went there, not to escape from the world, but to be close to His Father as He prepared for His public ministry. For forty days He faced temptations that are as old as the human story- greed, power and the pursuit of the spectacular. He emerged victorious from the struggle, showing that temptation need not cause us to stumble, but, rather, help us to grow stronger. Lent provides us with an opportunity to look temptation in the eye, to ‘spring-clean’ the soul so that we can give up who we have been for the person we can become. It’s not about giving-up earthly things, but, rather, exchanging them for better things. ‘Lent is a time to allow a fresh taste of God’

SHANNONBRIDGE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Meeting Tuesday, 12th 10:45a.m
NEARBY MASSES. Sunday Clonfad 10am, B’sloe (Creagh) 10:30am, B’asloe (St. Michael’s (9:15.m.&12 Noon,High St. 12pm
                   MINISTRIES                                                        Shannonbridge:Sat  16th March @6:30p.m.
Servr:Group 2 Niamh & Aoife F, Harry & Luke & Ellie  O’D,
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister Martha Murphy
 Ch Care: Jacinta Kelly,Mary Killeen, Anne Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 17th Mar @10:30am
Server Group 3, Teagan D, Seán O’S, Callie H, Ailish B.
Reader: Ann Guinan /Euch Min.:Anne Rohan
Ch Care–March Josie Egan/Betty Dolan

 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO - winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 14, 20, 30. No jackpot winner. Two match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,400 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 10th March
BAPTISM PREPARATION - 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  Thursday 14th March from 8pm to 9pm. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are scheduled for Thursday 11th April and Thursday 16th May. You can contact me in advance re meeting.
CLONFERT DIOCESE LENTEN ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT  Gathering, Sunday, March 10th, 2.30-5.15pm, Scoil an Chroi Naofa, Society St., Ballinasloe. Speaker: Fr Aidan Ryan (Ardagh & Clonmacnois). Topic: The call to holiness in today's world - reflecting with Pope Francis. All welcome. Free Adm. Raffle to raise funds for faith related projects.


SHANE HYNES   People have responded generously to parishioners selling tickets for this Benefit Night. If you haven’t got a ticket yet– contact us at Shannonbridge Gaa.
Benefit night on Saturday, March 23rd in Killeens. People will be selling tickets (€10) and your support is deeply appreciated.


TRACTOR RUN Shane Hynes Benefit Tractor Run Sunday, 31st March 2019 starting at Doon GAA Grounds Registration from 10am Tractors leave at 11:30am Sharp. All Tractors welcome, New & Old €25 per entry
SPRING STATIONS
Friday, March 15th @8p.m. Marie & Ronnie Naughton (Clonmacnois & Tullabeg)
Saturday, April 13th @ 11a.m. Kathleen Price’s (Shannonbridge)                       


 SHANNONBRIDGE BOOK LAUNCH  A Comprehensive History of Shannonbridge from 1600 to 1900 compiled by Brendan Ryan nd Laura Price will belaunced in the Community Hall, Shannonbridge on Saturday, 16th March at 8p.m. Mr. Michael Donegan will perform the launch; Dr. Michael Egan, Chieftain of the MacEgan  Clan, will be guest speaker and Mr. Declan Ryan will act as M.C The book is in Hardback and consists of some 366 pages. Price is €25 (€20 on the night of the launch). Light Refreshments will be served. . All are Welcome
 DAILY LENTEN PRAYER
Today Lord, I choose life,
I choose your love and the challenge
to live it and share it,
I choose hope, even in moments of darkness,
I choose faith, accepting you as Lord and God,
I choose to let go of some part of my burdens,
day by day handing them over to you,
I choose to take hold of your strength
and power ever more deeply in my life.
May this truly be for me a time of new life,
of change, challenge and growth.
May I come to Easter with a heart open
to dying with you and rising to your new life, day by day. Amen.
 Gaeilge—During the month of March, we are embracing the Irish language in our liturgies. This week, we publish the Our father in Irish and the greeting.
 “The Lord be with you”
 “Go raibh an Tiarna libh”
And with your spirit”
Agus le do spiorad féin”
An Phaidir (Our Father)   Ár nAthair atá ar neamh, go naofar d’ainm, go dtaga do ríocht, go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh mar a dhéantar ar neamh. Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha mar amhaithimidne dár bhféichiúna féin agus ná lig sinn i gcathú, ach sar sinn ó olc. Amen.