Clonmacnois Parish 17/9/17
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
Email: email@example.com WEB shannonbridge.blogspot.ie
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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