Saturday, September 16, 2017

Clonmacnois Parish 17/9/17

   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 16th 8:00p.m. William Dillon (15th A)
Mon 18th &Tues 19th 10a.m. Communion Service
Wed 20th, Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd  Sept  10a.m. Mass
Sat 23rd Sept 8:00p.m. Teresa Rocke (Clonmacnois)
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 17th Sept 10:30a.m. Catherine (Kitty) Higgins (1st Anniversary)
Sun 24th Sept 10:30a.m. Michael & Lena O’Shea (Clonlyon)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 20th Sept @ 7:30p.m.
RECENT DEATHS : Eileen Keena (née Guihen (Wynne, Barney) Derrnavoggy, Arigna, Co. Roscommon, Aughincabe & 1 St. Kieran’s Park

OFFERTORY Sept 9/10th  €960 Pattern Mass €815

HARVEST DUES envelope  falls this weekend. Thank you for your generous support.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK   Tues 19th St. Januarius, Wed 20th Ss Andrew Kim  & companion Korean Martyrs, Thurs 21st St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist,  Sat 23rd St. Pius of Pietrelcina
                          Starting in October in Shannonbridge Hall. To enrol/Information.. Tel 087 2410587
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  23rd Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 1 Matthew, Emily & Ruth
Reader:  Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 24th Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers:Group 1 Conor S,Abigail K
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery
Min.  of Eucharist:Anne Rohan
Monthly Cleaning Rota   (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan
STATION MASSES  AREAS
For many years it has been part of the Irish Catholic tradition to have mass in your home and it is still a lovely form of prayer.  If you would like to host a Station Mass please contact me (Tom Cox) at 086 8319500
Host houses required for Chapel St & Hill, Ballyhearth, Clongowney, Carrowkeel, Clonfanlough & Lakefield, Clonmacnois, Clonlyon, Glebe, Shannonbridge, St. Kieran’s Park, Garrymore, Lecarrow, Woodbank, Clondelara, Charlestown
SEPTEMBER is a month where many people consider something new. If you’d like to help in the Mission of this Parish by   helping as a Server, Reader, Choir, Church Cleaning, Eucharistic Minister or any role we’d love to hear from you. Contact Fr. Tom 086 8319500

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH PATHWAYS TO APPRENTICESHIP interested in starting an apprenticeship but don’t know where to start? Galway/Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and Ballinasloe Community Resources, are holding a free information morning on Tuesday, Sept 19th at 11a.m. in the Jobs Club, Ballinasloe. For more information, call Ballinasloe Jobs Club 090-9643057 or Email: info@ballinasloejobsclub.ie
ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION meeting at 10:45a.m. in Killeens Tues 19th                  
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
Come & experience the power of the Holy Spirit in your life: as requested by Pope Francis. Life in the Spirit Seminar commencing on Friday, Sept 22nd 2017 at 8:00p.m. and each Friday for 7 weeks. Renowned Speakers, Powerful Testimonies, Inspirational Music. Family Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND  Social Dance in Cloghan Hall  On Friday 22nd Sept at 9.30 pm.  All welcome. 
FUTURE DATES AT TEMPLE CONNOR .  Community Harvest Thanksgiving. 22nd of October @ 3.00 pm  Community Carols  Sunday 17th Dec. 3.00pm
ST. CIARAN’S YOUTH CLUB returns on Fri 6th Oct
OFFALY ASSOCATION FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES  Church Gate Collection at Clonfanlough/Shannonbridge  on 23/24th September 2017
LIGHT UP A LIFE—Christmas Lights Appeal at Christmas. Shannonbridge Action Group invite you to sponsor a light for Christmas (€5), to remember a loved one in that season. You can do so at all local businesses.
LOSS OR GAIN! Once a man was asked, “What did you gain by praying regularly to God?” The man replied, “Nothing. But let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity and fear of death.” Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain.
Marred Hands Settled the Issue
The price Jesus paid for our redemption was terrible indeed. When we think of the extreme suffering He endured to purchase our freedom from sin’s penalty, our hearts should overflow with love for Him. Leslie B. Flynn told a story that illustrates this truth.
An orphaned boy was living with his grandmother when their house caught fire. The grandmother, trying to get upstairs to rescue the boy, perished in the flames. The boy’s cries for help were finally answered by a man who climbed an iron drainpipe and came back down with the boy hanging tightly to his neck.
Several weeks later, a public hearing was held to determine who would receive custody of the child. A farmer, a teacher, and the town’s wealthiest citizen all gave the reasons they felt they should be chosen to give the boy a home. But as they talked, the lad’s eyes remained focused on the floor. Then a stranger walked to the front and slowly took his hands from his pockets, revealing severe scars on them. As the crowd gasped, the boy cried out in recognition. This was the man who had saved his life. His hands had been burned when he climbed the hot pipe. With a leap the boy threw his arms around the man’s neck and held on for dear life. The other men silently walked away, leaving the boy and his rescuer alone. Those marred hands had settled the issue.
Many voices are calling for our attention. Among them is the One whose nail-pierced hands remind us that He has rescued us from sin and its deadly consequences. To Him belongs our love and devotion. -D.C.E.

SENTENCE SERMON The fastest horse cannot catch a word spoken in anger. - Chinese Proverb


Friday, September 08, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 10TH 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 9th  NO 8:00p.m. Mass.
(Mass at Clonmacnois for Feast of St. Ciaran)
Mon 11th, Mass
 Tues 12th,  Communion Service
 Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Fri 15th  Mass  
Sat 16th 8:00p.m. William Dillon (15th A)

   ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 10th Sept 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention
Sun 17th Sept 10:30a.m. Catherine (Kitty) Higgins (1st A.)

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 13h Sept @ 7:30p.m.
RECENT DEATHS : Jim Downey 6 St. Kierans Park, & Lisbrock, Curraghboy Angela Redican Clonfanlough & 11 Collins Lane, Tullamore. Both laid to rest in Clonmacnois.

 

OFFERTORY Sept 2/3rd  €760

HARVEST DUES envelope  falls this weekend. Thank you for your generous support.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK Tues 12th Most Holy Name of Mary Wed 13th St. John Chrysostom Thurs 14th The exaltation of the Holy Cross Fri 15th Our Lady of Sorrows
BAPTISM MEETING Next meeting for
Parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahowen on Thursday 14th September  from 8-9p.m.

FITNESS CLASSES  Starting in October in Shannonbridge Hall. To enrol or for information.. Telephone  087 2410587
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  16th Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 4 Darragh, Lauren & Isobel
Reader:  Catherine Doolan 
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Kathleen Price, Catherine Curley, Patricia Anderson
Clonfanlough:Sun 17th Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 3  Conor D, Roisin D, Teagan D, Rory D-n
Reader: Marie Egan
Min.  of Eucharist:Bridie Coughlan
Monthly Cleaning Rota   (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan
STATION MASSES This is the time of year when we celebrate the ‘Station Masses’, a long-standing tradition in Ireland & and unbroken link with the faith and practice of our ancestors. We are looking for volunteers to host the Station  Mass, even it is not your ‘Turn’, or/and having it for the first time; or you may simply wish to have Mass in your home. We would encourage people to keep the occasion as simple as possible. We do not want this to be a burden on anybody.
SEPTEMBER is a month where many people consider something new. If you’d like to help in the Mission of this Parish by   helping as a Server, Reader, Choir, Church Cleaning, Eucharistic Minister or any role we’d love to hear from you. Contact Fr. Tom 086 8319500

 SUNDAY 10th SUNDAY 10th  PATTERN DAY  will be celebrated Sunday 10th Sept with the traditional pattern, beginning 2:45p.m.  followed by concelebrated mass at 3pm  We will officially launch our diocesan program in preparation for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) 2018 that will take place in Dublin August 2018 We are encouraging families to make a special effort to attend this year’s Pattern.  Fr. Pat Murphy. (PP Mohill) and Mrs Sharon Connon (Ferbane) will speak on the theme of family. There will be a presentation of a WMOF candle to a representative from each parish at the Mass. Could I have the name of a volunteer family who will represent our parish and receive the WMF candle on Sunday next.
MONDAY 11th SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES recommence  Monday 4th Sept at 8:30p.m. in Cloghan Hall, Beginners welcome. Enquiries to Alice at 086 2220328
TUESDAY 12th ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION resumes after Summer on Tuesdays after 10a.m. Mass. Meeting in Killeens this week.   
WEDNESDAY 13TH SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP  - have your Say…  The village renewal scheme proposed plans, will be available for your inspection in the Tourist office over the next few days, prior to the Public Consultation Meeting which will take place on Wednesday 13th September in the hall between 6-8pm. Signed written proposals may also be presented for submission at the Tourist office during this time. Now is the opportunity for you to have your say.
THURSDAY 14th COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE In Killeens after 10 Mass
SHANNONBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY Opening hours Thursdays 7pm to 9 pm. Great selection of books on offer for adults and children.
FRIDAY 15th CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 15th  of September and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763
SATURDAY 16th  DAY VISIT TO LOUGH DERG with High St./Belmont if interested contact Marion 086 4098010
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH PATHWAYS TO APPRENTICESHIP Help on how to apply. Information morning at Jobs Club Ballinasloe, Tuesday, Sept 19th at 11a.m. 090-9643057

 OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
[Launch of Diocesan Preparation at Clonmacnois Pattern Sept 10th 2017]
God, our Father, We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,One family, in the Spirit of your love.                                                                                    
Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.       Protect all families with your loving care, Especially those for whom we now pray:  [We pause and remember family members and others by name].      
  Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen Mary, mother and guide, pray for us. Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us. Saint Joachim and Anne, pray for us. Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us                  
   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
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Saturday, September 02, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2ND/3RD 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 2nd Sept 8:00p.m. Margaret & Kieran
Joseph Mannion (Aughinacabe)
Mon 4th Sept 10a.m. Donor Intention
Tues 5th 10a.m. Communion Service
Wed 6th, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, 10a.m. Mass
Sat 9th 10a.m. Mass  Alo Moran (1st Anniv).
Sat 9th  NO 8:00p.m. Mass.
(Mass at Clonmacnois for Feast of St. Ciaran)

   ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 3rd Sept 10:30a.m. Gordon McEvoy
Sun 10th Sept 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 6th Sept @ 7:30p.m.

RECENT DEATHS : Kieran (Harry) Kearns, Clonfanlough, Vera Carson (Née Price) UK & Tyrone (Sister in law of Kathleen Price 

 

OFFERTORY Aug 26/27th €600

 Shrine €265 August Monthly €428

 

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY ENVELOPE falls this weekend. Thank you for your generous support.

 

SAINTS OF THE WEEK Sun 3rd  Gregory the Great Tues 5th  Ble. Teresa of Calcutta, Fri 8th  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sat 9th St. Ciaran
BAPTISM MEETING Next meeting for
Parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahowen on Thursday 14th September  from 8-9p.m.
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  9th Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 3 Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader:  Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll
Clonfanlough:Sun 10th Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 2 Jane E, Tadgh T., Charlie G
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Min.  of Eucharist:Kay Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota   (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan
STATION MASSES This is the time of year when we celebrate the ‘Station Masses’, a long-standing tradition in Ireland & and unbroken link with the faith and practice of our ancestors. We are looking for volunteers to host the Station Mass, even it is not your ‘Turn’, or/and having it for the first time; or you may simply wish to have Mass in your home. We would encourage people to keep the occasion as simple as possible. We do not want this to be a burden on anybody.
FUTURE DATES AT TEMPLE CONNOR .  Community Harvest Thanksgiving. 22nd of October @ 3.00 pm  Community Carols  Sunday 17th Dec. 3.00pm

SATURDAY 16th HIGH ST./BELMONT WOMEN’S GROUP  Day visit to Lough Derg if interested contact Marion 086 4098010

  SUNDAY 3rd  SEPTEMBER 3RD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK  led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Ceremonies begin at 2:30p.m. with the anointing of the sick, and mass will be celebrated at 3p.m. Homilist: Fr. Tom Cox. We encourage as many of you as possible to join with us as we gather as a Diocese on this special Day of Pilgrimage. 
MONDAY 4th SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES recommence  Monday 4th Sept at 8:30p.m. in Cloghan Hall, Beginners welcome. Enquiries to Alice at 086 2220328
TUESDAY 5th  SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP meeting Tues, 5th Sept @ 8p.m. in Hall. Leaflet outlining proposed development plan sent to every house in village.Offaly Co Co proposed plans on display in Tourist Office for your questions/queries or make submission to Public Consultation Meeting (in Hall on Wed 13th Sept 6-8p.m.)
THURSDAY 7th SHANNONBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY   reopens after summer break on Thursday 7th of September. Opening hours Thursdays 7pm to 9 pm. Great selection of books on offer for adults and children.
FRIDAY 8th VISIT OF STATUE OF OUR LADY OF  FATIMA TO ST. MEL’S CATHEDRAL
Friday 8th September 2017 8.00 am: Mass  10.00 am: Mass  7.00 pm: Guided Rosary - (Fr. Ailbe O’Reilly ) 7.30 pm: Mass: Celebrant: Bishop Francis Duffy. Homilist is Fr. Ailbe O’Reilly
SATURDAY 9th  Feast of St. Ciaran. Mass in Clonmacnois at 7p.m. (replaces 8p.m.)
SUNDAY 10th  GRANDPARENTS NATIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock' 
SUNDAY 10th  SEPTEMBER 10th PATTERN DAY  will be celebrated Sunday 10th Sept with the traditional pattern, beginning 2:45p.m.  followed by concelebrated mass at 3pm  We will officially launch our diocesan program in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 that will take place in Dublin August 2018 We are encouraging families to make a special effort to attend this year’s Pattern. Homilist: Fr. Pat Murphy.
HURLERS PRAYER Grant me O Lord, a hurler's skill, With strength of arm and speed of limb Unerring eye for the flying ball And courage to match whate'er befall May my stroke be steady and my aim be true My actions manly and my misses few No matter what way the game may go May I rest in friendship with every foe When the final whistle for me has blown
And I stand at last before God's judgement throne May the great referee when he calls my name
Say, “you hurled like a man; you played the game”. Seamus Redmond

Saturday, August 26, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN AUGUST 26/27th 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 26th August 8:00p.m.Vigil Mass of Sunday
Mon 27th/Tues 28th/Wed 30th/Thurs 31st 10a.m. Mass
Fri 1st Sept 10a.m. Communion Service
(Fr. Tom has family funeral in Kilkenny)
Sat. 2nd Sept  10a.m. Mass
Sat 2nd Sept 8:00p.m. Margaret & Kieran
Joseph Mannion (Aughinacabe)
   ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun Aug 27th 10:30a.m.
Fri 1st Sept 7:00p.m. John P.  & Margaret O’Shea (Lakefield)
Sun 3rd Sept 10:30a.m. Gordon McEvoy

OFFERTORY Aug 19/20th  €745

 

SAINTS OF THE WEEK Mon 28th. St. Augustine Tues 29th Beheading of John the Baptist . Wed 30th St. Fiacre (monk)Thurs 31st St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Fri 1st Sept St. Giles (Abbot)

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 30th Aug @7:30p.m.
BAPTISM MEETING Next meeting for
Parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahowen on Thursday 14th September  from 8-9p.m.

DAN EDWARDS The OPW are honoured to host an exhibition displaying the unique artistic work of local craftsman Dan Edwards. The exhibition concludes Sunday, 27th August 11a.m.-4:30p.m. Free entry to Clonmacnois Monastic site on Sunday, 27th August to celebrate Heritage Week.

 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  2nd Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh, Aoife
Reader:  Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 3rd Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 1 Conor S. Abigail K.
Reader: Kathleen Guinan 
Min.  of Eucharist:Declan McEvoy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Aug) Marian Devery, Ann Kelly
 (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan

FEAST  ST. CIARAN  We will celebrate Mass for the feast of St Ciaran, Sat 9th Sept in Clonmacnois @ 7pm. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge)
SCHOOL RETURNS  Clonmacnois N.S. will re-open on Wednesday 30th . Best wishes to everyone.
FIRST FRIDAY Friday, 1st September is the first Friday of the month. Fr. Tom will be making his calls on Thursday 31st August. .


 SEPTEMBER 3RD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK  led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Ceremonies begin at 2:30p.m. with the anointing of the sick, and mass will be celebrated at 3p.m. We encourage as many of you as possible to join with us as we gather as a Diocese on this special Day of Pilgrimage. 
A BUS will travel from the parish as usual.  The day trip will include a breakfast and an evening meal.  Provisional Price €32 (to be confirmed and dependent on numbers). If interested, please Give your name(s) to either Darran Finnerty 086 8776273 or Teresa Rohan 090 6430072 . Departure 9:15 (Clonfanlough Church) & 9:30 (Shannonbridge church)    Preacher Fr. Tom Cox
GRANDPARENTS NATIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock' 
SEPTEMBER 10th PATTERN DAY  will be celebrated Sunday 10th Sept with the traditional pattern, beginning 2:45p.m.  followed by concelebrated mass at 3pm
We will officially launch our diocesan program in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 that will take place in Dublin August 2018
We are encouraging families to make a special effort to attend this year’s Pattern.  Preacher Fr. Pat Murphy.
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA –DUCK DERBY, Sunday 27th August at Marina 4p.m. €3 per duck or 2 for €5. Refreshments in Playground afterwards.
                                                                                                                                      CLOTHING COLLECTION for Shannonbridge GAA Minor Club on Wednesday 30th August at 9:30a.m. in Shannonbridge GAA Club. Bags can be left with committee members or dropped outside Shannonbridge Hall any time before then. Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. (We cannot accept wet or dirty clothing, mats, duvets or pillows.)
CHILDRENS LITURGY SHEET Some copies of a child-friendly activity sheet  (word mazes, colour-in) based on the Gospel of the Day are available. Feel free to take or use one if you’re at Mass with little people or want to occupy them afterwards! 
NEW APPOINTMENTS September 1st sees priests in our diocese moving & taking up new appointments. Locally Fr. James MacKiernan will be moving form Boher, where he has been since 2005 to his new appointment as Adm., Longford Parish. We thank him for his warmth, energy and pastoral care in our Cluster. We welcome Fr. P.J. Hughes who will take up appointment in Boher. 
HIGH ST./BELMONT WOMEN’S GROUP  Day visit to Lough Derg on Saturday, 16th September, if interested please give your name to one of the committee members.
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA Well done to all the shannonbridge players on the ferbane panel who won U14B county semi-final in Cloghan Aug 23rd Adam O'Carroll, Cian Duffy, Conor Brazil, Sean flannery, Jamie Probin, Matthew Darcy and Sean Quirke.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN AUGUST 20th 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 19th August 8:00p.m. Brian Kenny(4th A)
Mon 21st August 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 22nd Aug 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Wed 23rd/Thu 24th/Fri 25th/Sat 26th 10 Mass
Sat 26th August 8:00p.m.Vigil Mass of Sunday
   ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun Aug 20th 10:30a.m. John & Agnes O’Shea
Sun Aug 27th 10:30a.m.  Peoples Intention
CLUAIN CHIARAINMass 7:30p.m. Wed 23rd

OFFERTORY Aug 13th  €610 Aug 15th €365

 

RECENT DEATHS

Tom Dolan brother of Jim Dolan, Clonlyon

Kieran Kenny, (Cedarwood drive, Athlone) brother of Caroline Dunne & Jody Kenny

Eugene Harte, (Rowry, Rosscarbery, Cork)father of Joey Rigney, Clonlyon

NATIONAL LAUNCH OF WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018–  Monday, Aug 21st

Knock Shrine  Ceremonies 3:00 & 8:30p., Workshops 12 Noon & 6:00p.m..   we will celebrate the launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Programme.

TIDY TOWNS volunteers welcome Assemble Shannonbridge Church, Thursday 24th at 7p.m.

CLOTHING COLLECTION for Shannonbridge GAA Minor Club on Wednesday 30th August at 9:30a.m. in Shannonbridge GAA Club. Bags can be left with committee members or dropped outside Shannonbridge Hall any time before then. Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. (We cannot accept wet or dirty clothing, mats, duvets or pillows.) 

 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  26th Aug 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 1 Matthew, Emily, Ruth
Reader:  Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Eileen Quinn, Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 27th Aug @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 3 Conor, Roisin, Teagan, Rory
Reader: Ann Guinan 
Min.  of Eucharist:Leanne Quinn
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Aug) Marian Devery, Ann Kelly
FEAST  ST. CIARAN/PATTERN DAY
We will celebrate Mass for the feast of St Ciaran, Sat 9th Sept in Clonmacnois @ 7pm. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge) Pattern Day is Sun 10th Sept; Mass @ 3pm (Preacher: Fr. Pat Murphy)
SAINTS OF THE WEEK Mon 21st. St. Pius X (Pope Tues 22nd Queenship of B.V.M. Wed 23rd St. Rose of Lima Thurs 24th  St. Bartholmew, Apostle  Fri 25th St. Louis of France/St. Joseph Calasnz




KNOCK NOVENA: The National Novena at Knock takes place this year from the 14th -22nd August. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘Living Life to the Full’. Masses  3 & 8:30p.m.  For more information email: mariahunt@knockshrine.ie - see www.knockshrine.Ie 
Sunday 20th August Speaker: Most Rev Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin ‘Making our families 
Christian, Mass 3pm Speaker: Dr Aoife McGrath, Mass 8.30pm
‘Light through the cracks: life in local communities’
Mon 21st August Speaker: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Mass 3pm & 8.30pm
‘When Plates Fly: Pope Francis on the joys and challenges of family life’
 Tues 22nd August  Speaker: Maria Steen, Mass 3pm & 8.30pm ‘Cherishing Life to the Full’

LOCAL BUS TO KNOCK FOR THE ANNUAL NOVENA (aug 14-22) Tuesday 22nd August. Bus leaving Belmont at 4.30pm,
Shannon Harbour 4.40pm, Banagher 4.45pm, Cloghan 4.55pm, Ferbane 5pm,
Doon 5.10pm. Contact 087 2822522 for details.

SEPTEMBER 3RD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Clonmacnois Parish A bus will 
travel from the parish as usual.  The day trip will include a breakfast and an evening meal.  Provisional
 Price €32 (to be confirmed and dependent on numbers). If interested, please Give your name(s) to
 either Darran Finnerty 086 8776273 or Teresa Rohan 090 6430072 . Departure 9:15 (Clonfanlough 
Church) & 9:30 (Shannonbridge church)                                                   
 SHANNONBRIDGE GAA –DUCK DERBY, Sunday 27th August at Marina 4p.m. €3 per duck 
or 2 for €5. Refreshments in the Playground afterwards.
                                                                                                                                                 
DAN EDWARDS: CRAFTSMAN & ARTIST EXHIBITION The OPW are honoured to host an 
exhibition displayi ng the unique artistic work of local craftsman Dan Edwards. Born in Clonfanlough
 in 1925, a blacksmith and son of a blacksmith, his intense spiritual connection with his local Landscape  is the inspiration for this exhibition, which brings together, for the first time, examples of his life's work.  The exhibition will take place in Temple Connor Clonmacnoise, from Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th August, 11:00-16:30 each day.  Free entry to Clonmacnoise monastic site on Sunday 27th to celebrate heritage week. See heritageweek.ie for full list of events nationally. 
If locals wish to see the exhibition, the display will also be on Thursday evening August 24th from
 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

THINKING OF SCHOOL“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” Will Durant. “People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” Bill Vaughan. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris. “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. RM  Hutchins. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Andy McIntyre. “Home computers are being called upon to perform many newfunctions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.” Doug Larson
 “Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” ~Winston Churchill