Monday, November 12, 2018

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOV 11th 2018 

ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 11th Nov 8pm Maureen Claffey
Mon 12th 9:30a.m. Mass
Tues 13th 10am Comm.  Service
Wed 14th 10a.m. Mass
Thu 15th 10a.m. Mass
Fri 16th 10a.m. Mass
Sat 17th 10a.m. Mass
Sat 17th Nov 8pm. Thomas & Mary Coleman and Dec’d family members
 ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH
Sun  11th Nov 10:30a.m. Egan Family (Clonlyon)
Fri 16th Nov. 7:00pm. Nov. Mass
Sun 18th Nov 10:30a.m Devery Family (Clonlyon) Nancy & Owen Egan (Clongowney)
Parish Remembrance Service 3pm
DEATHS -  Kathleen Kelly (Lakefield, Clonfanough) Jarlath Kenny  Cloneash, Oldtown. May they rest in peace.  Noel Hanlon (Longford) Brother of Fr. Francis O’Hanlon (former PP)
BAPTISM We welcome into our Christian Community (Sat 10th Nov)  Alexandra Elizabeth Stanley (Tullamore).
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Nov 14th  7:30pm (Fr. Sean Neylon)
OFFERTORY Nov 1st (All Saints) & Sat/Sun Nov 4th/5th  €1,105.00 Shrine €110  (€1,215 total to Parish)
Mission Sunday (Oct 21) €403
 PRAYERS IN CLONMACNOIS  CEMETERY - This Sunday 11th November At 12 Noon.(Pray its dry!)

ALTAR SERVERS  We are currently recruiting new Altar servers from 3rd-6th Class  (forms in School) to serve Mass in the parish (8p.m. Shannonbridge/10:30am Clonfanlough)Training will be provided. Parents are vital in helping to reinforce that this role is important and is a privilege & responsibility.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Tuesday  Nov13th at 8p.m. in Parochial House, Shannonbridge
STATION  MASSES:  Thanks to all who hosted the Autumn Stations just concluded… Here’s to next year!
NOV DUES €1,319 received to date. Many thanks. Please return envelope as soon as possible.
TIDY TOWNS TABLE QUIZ Fri. Nov 16th at 9:30pm in Killeens. Tables of 4 (€20), Raffle & spots. All Welcome
 5th & FINAL NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 -  the second collection at all masses this weekend is an appeal to help reduce the debt on the recent meeting of the WMOF which Pope Francis participated in. The overall cost to the Irish Church was €19.4m and to date €15m has been raised. Your generosity this weekend helps reduce this debt-Thank you in anticipation.
 MINISTRIES
S’bridge:Sat  17th Nov  2018@8p.m.
Servr:Grp1:Emily, Ruth, Grace F.
Reader: Ffionn Anderson
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
 Church Care:Martha Murphy/Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:Sun 18th Nov  @  10:30
Server Gr.1 Abigail K, Rory D.
Reader: Mary Kelly
Min. of Eucharist: Enda Molloy
Ch Care-Nov.Joey Rigney,Dorothy Darcy
 Do This In Memory Mass Reminder:
Sunday, Nov 25th 10:30am Clonfanlough
 CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS PARTY - Sunday 25th November. Mass at 1.30pm followed by dinner and dancing to J&S Sound. Anyone who would like to attend can give their name to Bridie Coughlan 086 1925473.
CAROL SERVICE Teampall Ciaran, Sunday9h December
CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL in Cluain Chiaráin Prayer Centre on Friday 16th November and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and prayers follow. All welcome. Call 085-7746763.
FERBANE APOSTOLIC WORK - . Table Quiz on Friday 23rd Nov. in the Black Boot at 9pm. Tables of 4 - €20. Our Christmas Raffle will also be held on the night. Please support.

 We remember our loved ones in the Month of November
Maureen Claffey Nov 8th 2017
Eileen Higgins Dec 22nd 2017
Rita Kenny Jan 23rd 2018
Sean (Barney) Reynolds Jan 30th
Kieran P. Egan March 28th 2018
Nuala Ryan May 21st 2018
Mary Kelly July 16th 2018
Sr. Marie Connolly August 1st
Kay Donegan Sept 20th 2018 
Kathleen Kelly  6th Nov 2018
 Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam
 MASS FOR DECEASED ESB STAFF  Thursday Nov 22nd  at 8p.m. Shannonbridge  Church
 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw 4, 18, 24, 26. No jackpot winner. Four match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,400.Draw:Doon on Mon 12th
BAPTISM November meeting for parents in our pastoral area in the Parochial House  Ballinahown on Thursday 15th Nov 8pm to 9pm. (Dec 13th, 17th Jan subsequently)
MONDAY Nov 12th CLONMACNOIS N.S.  We welcome the Diocesan Advisor Mr Peter Walsh to our local school Clonmacnois N.S. today
THURSDAYS: 7-9p.m Shannonbridge Community Library(former Health Centre) FRIDAY—NOV 16th LUNCH in Shannonbridge Hall @1:30p.m. €6  per person. All welcome. Please contact 087 2410587 if you wish to attend.
WEST OFFALY TRAINING - Presents a Morning of Gardening with Dermot Ward in Woodfield Garden Centre, Birr on Saturday 17th November from 10am to 1pm. Dermot will take us through planting spring bulbs in containers and open ground. Light refreshments included. West Offaly Training can now offer Abrasive Wheel Training - this half-day course will take place one morning/afternoon per week in Crank House, Banagher. For further information on either course call Carmel 057 9152003 or info@westoffalytraining.com.
EXERCISE CLASSES  S’bridge Hall
Pilates Mon : 11am - 12pm (€8)
Keep Fit Tues : 8pm - 9pm (€5)
Keep Fit Fri : 8pm - 9pm (€5)
ARMISTICE DAY CENTENARY - On the Centenary of the end of the First World War we remember the men from the Parish who lost their lives in the War:
BOOK LAUNCH: Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society launch of Offaly and the Great War, Sunday 11th November at 2.30pm in Tullamore Central Library
VOCATIONS: A Seminar for men aged between 18–40 in Mount St. Anne’s near Portarlington. Starting at 6pm on Fri 23rd and ending at 4pm on Saturday 24th November. See info@vocations.Ie
 Parish Remembrance Service Sunday, Nov 18th at 3p.m. Clonfanlough Church






Saturday, November 03, 2018

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN  NOVEMBER 4TH 2018
ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 3rd Nov 8pm Michael Anderson
Mon 5th Nov 6:00p.m. Mass Kieran & Mary Henry (Shannonbridge)
Tues 6th Nov 9:30a.m.. Mass (All Saints of Ireland)
Wed 7th Nov 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 8th Nov 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 9th Nov 10:00Communion Srv
(Station Mass Clonlyon 8pm.)
Sat 10Nov 10:00am Thomas Rocke Sat 11th Nov 8pm Maureen Claffey
 ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 4th Nov 10:30am Tim Devery
Mon 5th Nov 7:00pm Philomena Coolahan (17th A.)
Sun  11th Nov 10:30a.m. Egan Family (Clonlyon)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Nov 7th at 7:30pm (Tom Cox)
OFFERTORY Nov 4/5th  €720
Shrine €85 (€805 total to Parish) Mission Sunday €368
UPCOMING STATION:  Clonlyon (Nov 9th @8p.m. Declan & Ann McEvoy)
 CHRISTMAS PARTY-Nov 25th SAVE THE DATE - To all the senior citizens of the Parish the Christmas Party is on Sunday Sunday Nov 25th at 2p.m. in Clonfanlough Hall

BORD NA MÓNA PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION - Mass will be offered for deceased colleagues in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore on Thursday 8th November at 12 noon. All those who worked with the Bord are welcome to attend and pray for those they once knew and worked with but who are gone from this world.
ANAM CARA GALWAY - The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th November at 7.20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES - Continue on Wednesday 7th November at 8pm in High Street Hall. Thanks to all who supported our recent dance in Rath and to all who gave spot prizes. A donation will be made to the Alzheimers Society.
SCHOOL NOTICE With regret we notice a certain amount of damage to  Clonmacnois N.S. on two occasions, most recently  early last week.  We would ask passers by and local residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. We Would like to remind that the School and grounds are closed apart from school hours.



National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018: A second collection will take place at all masses throughout the country next weekend which will be the fifth National collection for the World Meeting of families. The overall cost to the Church in Ireland for hosting the WMOF come to €19.4m. To date €15.4m has been raised by way of local Church collections and other donations. This leaves a deficit of €4m. Next weekend’s national appeal is to support the WFOM and reduce the debt. Your generosity will be very much appreciated.
 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 9, 14, 19, 26. No jackpot winner. Four match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,200 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 5th November
BAPTISM PREPARATION Next meeting for parents in our pastoral area will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 15th November from 8pm to 9pm. (Dec 3th, 17th Jan subsequently)
A PILGRIM WALK FOR HUGH MANNION - On Sat. 10th Nov commencing at Clonbonny and finishing at Clonmacnois. Overall distance 14km. Assemble at the multi-storey car park, St. Mary’s Square, Athlone at 10am. Contact Noel Ryan 085 8057728.
ANAM CARA GALWAY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of November at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.Contact Number  01 4045378
SAVE THE DATE– NOV 16th LUNCH in Shannonbridge Hall @1:30p.m. €6  per person. All welcome. Please contact 087 2410587 if you wish to attend.
EXERCISE CLASSES  S’bridge Hall
Pilates Mon : 11am - 12pm (€8)
Keep Fit Tues : 8pm - 9pm (€5)
Keep Fit Fri : 8pm - 9pm (€5)
NOVEMBER as we lose light can be a dark month. But it's an even darker month if we let the darkness in, forgetting to soak up the light that still exists. Stay well
RECENT OUTGOINGS
Parish Insurance €5,760.88 [S’bridge Church €2,1010.09, Clonfanlough Church €1,171.94, Parochial House €317.02, Clonfanlough Hall €594.42, S’bridge Hall €618.99, S’bridge old school €957.35]
Painting Shannonbridge Church €7,242.50
Clonfanlough Church €5,560.00
Allwood Trees €1,702.50
 World Meeting of Families Appeal

I write to thank you, and your parishioners, for your generous response to the recent church collections which enabled the successful hosting of the World Meeting of Families in August, which included the historic visit of Pope Francis to our country. The response of those attending the liturgical and cultural events – including from the 11,000 pilgrims who came from abroad – reflected a truly wonderful once-in-a-lifetime faith experience. The media broadcasts of WMOF benefited millions, nationally and internationally, who followed the intensive schedule of the Holy Father on radio, television and social media. The overall cost to the Church in Ireland for hosting WMOF comes to €19.4m. To date €15.4m has been raised by way of local church collections and by other donations. This leaves us with a deficit of €4m. In order to help defray this debt I am asking you, once again, for your support in promoting our fifth national collection which will take place in churches, North and South, over the weekend of 10 and 11 November. While I am acutely conscious of the many financial demands facing families and parishes at this time, all support offered would be greatly appreciated. + Francis Duffy
Second Collection after Communion at all Masses next weekend
 MINISTRIES
S’bridge:Sat  10th Nov  2018@8p.m.
Servr:Grp4:Darragh,Lauren & Isobel, Rian C, Shane K.
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy
 Church Care:Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 11th Nov  @  10:30
Server Gr.3 Conor D., Roisin & TeaganD
Reader: Declan McEvoy
Min. of Eucharist: Anne Rohan
Church Care-Nov.Joey Rigney,Dorothy Darcy
 PARISH BEREAVEMENT SERVICE
November 18th @ 3pm
Clonfanlough Church
CEMETERY ROSARY 12 noon Clonmacnoise Nov 11th 2018