Friday, July 21, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN JULY 22/23RD 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
Saturday 22nd 8p.m. Mass Jimmy Mooney (Clondelara)
Mon 24th/  Tues 25th / Wed 26th/ Thurs 27th 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Fri 28th 10:00a.m.  Mass
Sat 29th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 29th 8:00p.m. Vigil Mass of Sunday

      ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sunday July 23rd Thomas & Mary Murray (Drumraney)
Sun 30th July 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention
COLLECTIONS  Offertory:  July 15/16th €650
SAINTS OF THE WEEK: Tues 25th St. James Wed 26th Ss Joachim & Anne Sat 29th St. Martha
EMERGENCY COVER July 23rd-27th
Contact Fr. Michael Molloy 090 9673539 or 0906454309
Always remember... “The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.” “Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.” Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.” ü“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” “Borrow money from a pessimist - they don’t expect it back.” “A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch.” “Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”  “Sometimes the road less travelled is less traveled for a very good reason.”  “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  29th July 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 1 Matthew, Emily, Ruth
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll

Clonfanlough:Sun 30th July @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 2 Jane e, Tadgh T, Charlie G. 
Reader: Bridie Coughlan
Min.  of Eucharist:Enda Molloy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (July) Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan
CEMETERY DATES 
Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)   Clean Up Monday July 31st at 7p.m. (Skip will be available for grave materials). We would ask people to please bring a bottle of Holy Water on August 5th so we can bless together the resting places of our loved ones.                  
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       
Templeduff Children’s Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m
EMERGENCY COVER July 23rd-27th
Contact Fr. Michael Molloy 090 9673539 or 0906454309
need to be in by Sat 15th at latest.
 WEDNESDAY 26th July            Cluain Chiarain– mass at 7:30p.m.
THURSDAY, 27th JULY
· TIDY TOWNS  will be meeting at the play ground every Thursday evening to do a clean up of the village from 7 to 8. Men, women, children are all welcome. Bring hi-vis jackets please, bags and gloves will be provided. Please share and pass the word on.
OTHER DATES
VISIT OF RELICS OF St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA Known to many still as Mother Teresa will arrive in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Monday 31st July and remain there until Wednesday 2nd August. This event is being organised by the Knights of Columbanus. Further details will be announced nearer the time.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1st Shannonbridge Action Group & Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in the community hall on Tuesday 1st August  @ 8:30pm. We invite you also to interact with your ideas/submissions on village renewal in writing to the Tourist Office during opening hours or via the internet at our Facebook page “Shannonbridge Action Group and Tidy Towns.” 
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL Cistercian College, Roscrea August 17-20th 2017(ages 16-35) No charge, donations only. It’s being nicknamed “The Holy Oxygen” Inspiring talks, testimonies, prayers, great music, dramas, workshop, reconciliation & healing service. Transport available. Contact 01 6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie / www.youth200.ie
NATIONAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK - 14th to 22nd August. The theme for this year’s National Novena is ‘Living Life to the Full’. Ceremonies take place twice daily at 3.00 pm and 8.30 pm (Sundays and Holydays 2.30 pm) and workshops at 12 noon and 6.00 pm. Accommodation available if required at Knock House Hotel (five minute walk to the Basilica) from €85.00 pps.
EAST AFRICA APPEAL—2nd Collection Today

Bishop Francis has asked that an Emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will take place in our Parish on the weekend 22nd- 23rd July. Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought. Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation.Needs are enormous - please support our appeal and help us reach more people with life-saving aid.
Post- Communion Reflection: (The following prayer is often attributed to St Teresa of Calcutta It was more likely to have originated within the Order of the Missionaries of Charity which she founded) Lord, when I am hungry, give me someone in need of food; when I am thirsty, send me someone needing a drink; when I am cold, send me someone to warm; when I am grieved, offer me someone to console; when my cross grows heavy, let me share another’s cross; when I think only of myself, draw my thoughts to another





Saturday, July 15, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN JULY 16/17th 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 July 15th 8p.m. Mass —
Mon 17th/Tues 18th/Wed 19th/Thurs 20th/Fri 21st./Sat 22nd  10a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 22nd 8p.m. Mass Jimmy Mooney (Clondelara)

      ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun July 16th 10:30a.m. Kieran Kelly
Sunday July 23rd Thomas & Mary Murray (Drumraney)
COLLECTIONS  Offertory:  July 15/16th €795
Sat 22nd St. Mary Magdalene
Church Gate  collection for Offaly Cancer Services this weekend
EMERGENCY COVER July 17-27th
Contact Fr. Michael Molloy 090 9673539 or 090-6454309

SHANNONBRIDGE GAA Club development meeting on Monday 17th July in Shannonbridge Hall at 8.30PM Following On from last club meeting in Clonfanlough Hall, there will be another important meeting next Monday evening to decide on fundraising for developments being proposed out at the Football pitch. Ideas thrown to the floor at the last meeting included New floodlights around the pitch, a walking track, electronic scoreboard and further improvements around the playing fields and dressing rooms. In order to make all this happen we need input from all corners of the parish. We had a very healthy attendance at the last meeting 3 weeks ago and we would hope for the same next week!
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  22nd July 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 4
Darragh, Lauren & Isobel
Reader: Catherine Doolan
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett

Clonfanlough:Sun 23rd July @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 1 Conor S., Abigail K.
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery
Min.  of Eucharist:Anne Rohan 
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (July) Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan

CEMETERY DATES 
Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)   Clean Up Monday July 31st at 7p.m. (Skip will be available for grave materials). We would ask people to please bring a bottle of Holy Water on August 5th so we can bless together the resting places of our loved ones.                  
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       
Templeduff Children’s Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m
Bulletin notices for July 22nd/23rd issue need to be in by Sat 15th at latest.
 TUESDAY 18TH JULY Offaly County Childcare Committee are hosting Information Sessions for Parents on the More Affordable Childcare which include a new Universal Subsidy and Targeted Subsidies.  We will be in Birr on the 18th July in the County Arms Hotel, Tullamore on the 19th in the Offaly Centre for Independent Living and Edenderry on the 20th in the Youth Café starting at 7.30pm.  Please come along to find out more on how to apply and if you qualify for any of the subsidies.
WEDNESDAY 19th July            Cluain Chiarain– mass at 7:30p.m.
THURSDAY, 20th JULY  -TIDY TOWNS  will be meeting at the play ground every Thursday evening to do a clean up of the village from 7 to 8. Men, women, children are all welcome. Bring hi-vis jackets please, bags and gloves will be provided. Please share and pass the word on. If you have any spare paint for use in Tidy Towns work, that can be left at the back door of the
presbytery, Shannonbridge. Thank you.
FRIDAY 21ST JULY  Clonmacnois Prayer Vigil in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 21st of July and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.
OTHER DATES
VISIT OF RELICS OF St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA Known to many still as Mother Teresa will arrive in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Monday 31st July and remain there until Wednesday 2nd August. This event is being organised by the Knights of Columbanus. Further details will be announced nearer the time.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1st Shannonbridge Action Group & Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in the community hall on Tuesday 1st August  @ 8:30pm. We invite you also to interact with your ideas/submissions on village renewal in writing to the Tourist Office during opening hours or via the internet at our Facebook page “Shannonbridge Action Group and Tidy Towns.” 
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL Cistercian College, Roscrea August 17-20th 2017(ages 16-35) No charge, donations only. It’s being nicknamed “The Holy Oxygen” Inspiring talks, testimonies, prayers, great music, dramas, workshop, reconciliation & healing service. Transport available. Contact 01 6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie / www.youth200.ie
 TUESDAY 18TH JULY Offaly County Childcare Committee are hosting Information Sessions for Parents on the More Affordable Childcare which include a new Universal Subsidy and Targeted Subsidies.  We will be in Birr on the 18th July in the County Arms Hotel, Tullamore on the 19th in the Offaly Centre for Independent Living and Edenderry on the 20th in the Youth Café starting at 7.30pm.  Please come along to find out more on how to apply and if you qualify for any of the subsidies.
WEDNESDAY 19th July            Cluain Chiarain– mass at 7:30p.m.
THURSDAY, 20th JULY  -TIDY TOWNS  will be meeting at the play ground every Thursday evening to do a clean up of the village from 7 to 8. Men, women, children are all welcome. Bring hi-vis jackets please, bags and gloves will be provided. Please share and pass the word on. If you have any spare paint for use in Tidy Towns work, that can be left at the back door of the
presbytery, Shannonbridge. Thank you.
FRIDAY 21ST JULY  Clonmacnois Prayer Vigil in Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 21st of July and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763.
OTHER DATES
VISIT OF RELICS OF St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA Known to many still as Mother Teresa will arrive in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Monday 31st July and remain there until Wednesday 2nd August. This event is being organised by the Knights of Columbanus. Further details will be announced nearer the time.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1st Shannonbridge Action Group & Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in the community hall on Tuesday 1st August  @ 8:30pm. We invite you also to interact with your ideas/submissions on village renewal in writing to the Tourist Office during opening hours or via the internet at our Facebook page “Shannonbridge Action Group and Tidy Towns.” 
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL Cistercian College, Roscrea August 17-20th 2017(ages 16-35) No charge, donations only. It’s being nicknamed “The Holy Oxygen” Inspiring talks, testimonies, prayers, great music, dramas, workshop, reconciliation & healing service. Transport available. Contact 01 6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie / www.youth200.ie

CRISIS IN EAST-AFRICA – The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. Our President Michael D. Higgins has publicly supported this appeal. The money raised will be donated to TRÓCAIRE, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected. Globally, this crisis has received very little attention. Appeals for aid are under-funded. The UN has received just 37% of the funding it needs to respond to the crisis in Somalia. The world is distracted by the actions of a handful of powerful politicians, while in East Africa millions suffer in silence. It is unacceptable for so many to go hungry.
2nd COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND– JULY 22ND/23RD EAST AFRICA APPEAL






CRISIS IN EAST-AFRICA – The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has announced that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July to fund life-saving aid for people currently affected by the devastating hunger crisis in east-Africa. Our President Michael D. Higgins has publicly supported this appeal. The money raised will be donated to TRÓCAIRE, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which is delivering emergency food, water and health care to the 25 million people affected. Globally, this crisis has received very little attention. Appeals for aid are under-funded. The UN has received just 37% of the funding it needs to respond to the crisis in Somalia. The world is distracted by the actions of a handful of powerful politicians, while in East Africa millions suffer in silence. It is unacceptable for so many to go hungry.
2nd COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND– JULY 22ND/23RD EAST AFRICA APPEAL






Saturday, July 08, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN - July 9th 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
Saturday 8th  8:00p.m.
Mon July 10th 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues July 11th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wednesday July 12th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thursday , July 13th 10:00a.m. Mass
Friday, July 14th 10:00a.m. Mass, Margaret Kelly
Sat July 15th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat July 15th 8p.m. Mass —
      ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun, July 9th 10:30a.m. — Peoples Intentn
Sun July 16th 10:30a.m. Kieran Kelly
COLLECTIONS  Offertory:  July 2nd €495 Pentecost Dues €1,543
SAINTS Mon 10th St. Fortunatus Tues 11th St. Benedict– Patron of Europe Fri 14th  St. Camillus Sat 15th St. Bonaventure
PETERS PENCE (July 2nd Envelope). Please return at your convenience. This Collection goes to the Pope and Pontifical Charities.
JUNE MONTHLY ENVELOPES falls this weekend. Thank you for your generosity to parish.
 GOLF QUOTES
“If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”-Lee Trevino.“They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.” -Raymond Floyd.
  “He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie.” -Mickey Mantle. “Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight
Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. Dave Barry
clothing.” -Dave Barr


 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  15th July 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 3
Rachael, Kate, Paddy & Cliodhna
Reader: Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Eileen Higgins
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Eileen Quinn, Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes.

Clonfanlough:Sun 16th July @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 2 Conor D., Roisin D., Teagan D., Rory D
Reader: Marie Egan
Min.  of Eucharist:Bridie Coughlan
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (July) Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan

CEMETERY DATES 
Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)   We would ask people to please bring a bottle of Holy Water so we can bless together the resting places of our loved ones.                  
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       
Templeduff Children’s Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m
Bulletin notices for July 22nd/23rd issue need to be in by Sat 15th at latest.

 WEDNESDAY 12th July            Cluain Chiarain– mass at 7:30p.m.
THURSDAY, 13TH JULY
. TIDY TOWNS  will be meeting at the play ground every Thursday evening to do a clean up of the village from 7 to 8. Men, women, children are all welcome. Bring hi-vis jackets please, bags and gloves will be provided. Please share and pass the word on.
OTHER DATES
NATIONAL AMBULANCE CERTIFIED COURSE  takes place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July, 7-10pm in Shannonbridge Hall. Please text back with name and date preference, or call Doris 0872211637 or Paula 0876891036. €5 per person.Light Refreshments served.
VISIT OF RELICS OF St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA Known to many still as Mother Teresa will arrive in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Monday 31st July and remain there until Wednesday 2nd August. This event is being organised by the Knights of Columbanus. Further details will be announced nearer the time.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1st Shannonbridge Action Group & Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in the community hall on Tuesday 1st August  @ 8:30pm. We invite you also to interact with your ideas/submissions on village renewal in writing to the Tourist Office during opening hours or via the internet at our Facebook page “Shannonbridge Action Group and Tidy Towns.” 

NATIONAL NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK - 14th to 22nd August. The theme for this year’s National Novena is ‘Living Life to the Full’. Ceremonies take place twice daily at 3.00 pm and 8.30 pm (Sundays and Holydays 2.30 pm) and workshops at 12 noon and 6.00 pm. Accommodation available if required at Knock House Hotel (five minute walk to the Basilica) from €85.00 pps.
Guided Prayer Sessions at Knock Shrine take place in the prayer guidance centre daily. Take some time for quiet prayer, meditation and to listen to the word of God. Mon-Fri: 12 noon; 4.15pm, 8.15pm. Sat & Sun: 12 noon, 5pm, 8.15pm.
 Knock Counselling Centre Drop-In Service offers people an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment. People attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns. No appointment necessary. Available Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 2pm-5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm.
Watch Masses online from Knock Shrine
The daily 3pm Mass in the Basilica is now being streamed live. The 12 noon Sunday Mass is also available to watch online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch and recordings of all Sundays Masses are also available on the Knock Shrine YouTube channel.
Family Focus Week returns from the 10th- 15th July at Family Centre, Knock Shrine. The programme includes daily evening and morning workshops, guest speakers and topics to engage and guide through the challenges of family life. For more information visit www.knockshrine.ie or call the Family Centre on (094) 75320.
Lough Derg 2017:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Sunday 13thAugust. Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available countrywide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with
Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518).  Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL Cistercian College, Roscrea August 17-20th 2017(ages 16-35) No charge, donations only. It’s being nicknamed “The Holy Oxygen” Inspiring talks, testimonies, prayers, great music, dramas, workshop, reconciliation & healing service. Transport available. Contact 01 6753690 or email office@youth2000.ie / www.youth200.ie










Saturday, July 01, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN JULY 1st/2nd 

  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
Saturday 1st July 8:00p.m.Peoples Intentn
Mon July 3rd Feast of St. Thomas
Tues July 4th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wednesday July 5th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thursday , July 6th 10:00a.m.
Friday, July 7th 10:00a.m. First Friday Mass, (exposition till 11a.m.)
      ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 2nd July 10:30a.m. —
Friday, July 7th 7:00p.m. 1st Friday Mass
Sun, July 9th 10:30a.m. — Peoples Intentn

FIRST FRIDAY falls this week (July 7th).. Sick will be visited
COLLECTIONS  Offertory:  June 18th €600; June 25th €720  Holy Land:  €272
SAINTS Mon 3rd St. Thomas Tues 4th St. Elizabeth of Portugal  Wed 5th St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Thurs 6th St. Maria Goretti 
PETERS PENCE This Collection goes to the Pope and Pontifical Charities.
NAOMH CIARAN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB say thank you to all who supported the recent church gate collection
CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Darcy who represented Offaly under 14 at football and Conor Dunican at hurling at half-time during the Offaly games recently 
PARISH COUNCIL Last Call for Nomination Forms to be returned. It’s an invaluable role
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  8th July 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 2
Fiachra, Sean, Niamh & Aoife
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena

Clonfanlough:Sun 9th July @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 2  Jane E, Tadgh T, Charlie G.
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Min.  of the Eucharist:Kay Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (July) Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan

CEMETERY DATES 
Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)                     
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       
Templeduff Children’s Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m


 TUESDAY 4TH July 
Active Retirement Association meeting after 10:00a.m. Mass Shannonbridge Hall. 
SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP  in association with the Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in the community hall on Tuesday 4th July @ 8,30, to receive ideas to be put forward to the local authorities for inclusion in the Village Renewal Scheme, which is currently being developed. This is now your time to have your say as to on what you require to be done, It is important to support the group committee, and have your concerns addressed and your voice heard by attending the meeting. Submissions in writing may be deposited at the tourist office during opening hours.
WEDNESDAY 5th July            Cluain Chiarain– mass at 7:30p.m.
THURSDAY, 6TH JULY
Pastoral Area visit to Ballintubber Abbey. Thursday July 6th. Bus leaving Boher church  8:30am  Ferbane church 9a.m. (Arr. 11:15am) Adults €10 children €5.  Tea/coffee on arrival (bring own sandwiches if desired). Visiting 1)Abbey & Grounds in use for 801 years "the Abbey that refused to die" 2) Celtic Furrow-tracing over 2,000 years our cultural and spiritual roots. We shall discuss on bus if people want to book a meal on return journey  in Hannon's Roadhouse, Roscommon. Arrive home 7pm. Bookings Monday July 3rd at latest to Fr. Tom at 090-9674125.
TIDY TOWNS  will be meeting at the play ground every Thursday evening to do a clean up of the village from 7 to 8. Men, women, children are all welcome. Bring hi-vis jackets please, bags and gloves will be provided. Please share and pass the word on.
SATURDAY, 8TH JULY
OUTING TO GLENSTAL ABBEY Saturday, July 8th 2017. 50 places, Cost €75 per person. Booking with €30 deposit via CH Computers & Stationery, Main St., Ballinasloe. Information from Michéal Cregg 086 2618152. Bus departs 9a.m. Ballinasloe Townhall Carpark, lunch, bus, teas, Evening meal included. Arrives 9:45p.m. in Ballinasloe.
OTHER DATES
NATIONAL AMBULANCE CERTIFIED COURSE  takes place on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July, 7-10pm in Shannonbridge Hall. Please text back with name and date preference, or call Doris 0872211637 or Paula 0876891036. €5 per person.Light Refreshments served.
VISIT OF RELICS OF St. TERESA OF CALCUTTA Known to many still as Mother Teresa will arrive in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Monday 31st July and remain there until Wednesday 2nd August. This event is being organised by the Knights of Columbanus. Further details will be announced nearer the time
PALLOTINES SAY THANKS Fr. Martin Mareja who spoke in our parish last weekend would like to thank all who welcomed and supported them in their Mission Appeal.  Between the 2 parishes of Ferbane and Clonmacnois they preached in, a total of €2988 was donated from both parishes. (no breakdown given to me.)
A WORD IN YOUR EAR: Schools are closed and families will be going on holidays. May everybody be safe on the roads and at the seaside during the Summer. We were saddened by the devastating loss of life in the terrible disaster that occurred in the Grenfell Tower fire in West London. Forest fires swept through European countries; the worst being in Portugal . This disaster brings home to us how important it is that we do everything we can to protect our environment  our common home. Let us pray for those who have died and for their loved ones who are heartbroken. Lord your love for us has never failed. Lord your love has never failed us. Listen to our prayer and come to the aid of those who are suffering because of disaster and tragedy. Save us from all evil and help us in time of need. Amen





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN  JUNE 24/25TH 2017

 ST. CIARAN’S CHURCHES, 
SHANNONBRIDGE &  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
Saturday 24th  8p.m.  Jimmy, Lizzy & James Joseph McManus (Leitra)
Monday 26th  10:00a.m. Mass
Tuesday 27th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wednesday 28th 8:00a.m. Mass Bord Na Móna Workers Active & Retired
Thursday 29th 10:00a.m. Mass
Friday 30th June 10:00a.m.
Saturday 1st July 8:00p.m. Peoples Intention
      ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 25th June  10:30a.m. Peoples Intention
Sun 2nd July 10:30a.m. —

MASS CARDS As was suggested, I stock a range of Mass Cards/Bouquets in the Church Sacristy
[Mass in Neighbouring Churches, St. Mary’s Clonfad Sunday 10a.m., High Street  12 Noon Sunday]

PARISH  COLLECTIONS Offertory Collection amounts for June 18th will be published in next weeks’ newsletter.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK Mon 26th St. Rudolph, Tues 27th St. Cyril of Alexandria; Wed 28th St. Irenaeus Thurs 29th Ss Peter & Paul  Fri 30th First Martyrs of Rome
Sat 1st July  St. Oliver Plunkett
  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge1st July 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 1
Matthew, Emily & Ruth
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Mairead Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus

Clonfanlough:Sun 2nd July @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 1  Conor S. Abigail K.
Reader: Kathleen Guinan
Min.  of the Eucharist:Declan McEvoy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (July) Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan

 SATURDAY JULY 1st PRO-LIFE   RALLY DUBLIN leaving Banagher Church.10:30 a.m. Book 087 6960542
BALLINTUBBER ABBEY DAY PILGRIMAGE has been arranged for Thursday 6th July for St. Ciarán’s Pastoral area.  Adults €10, Children €5 Those who may be interested please let me know as soon as possible.Contact 090 9674125/086 8319500 
OUTING TO GLENSTAL ABBEY Saturday, July 8th 2017. 50 places, Cost €75 per person. Booking with €30 deposit via CH Computers & Stationery, Main St., Ballinasloe. Information from Michéal Cregg 086 2618152. Bus departs 9a.m. Ballinasloe Townhall Carpark, lunch, bus, teas, Evening meal included. Arrives 9:45p.m. in Ballinasloe.

MISSION APPEAL : Once a year a Religious Order visit the diocese to promote their ministry and seek our support. We welcome to our parish this weekend.  the Pallottine Fathers who are making their Mission Appeal in the Dioceses of Ardagh and Clonmacnois this year.  They will speak at all masses in our Parish on Sat 24th / Sun 25th June.  2nd Collection after Communion                                                                           CEMETERY DATES                                         Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m.              (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)                     Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       Templeduff Children’s Cemetery, Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m.   
FRANCES HOGAN SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR speaking in the parish centre Kilbeggan on Sunday 25th of June at 12 Noon.                                      FIRST RESPONDER CERTIFIED COURSE  Birr First Responders  carried out a demonstration incl. CPR, first aid, concussion etc. in Shannonbridge clubhouse on June 12th last. Demonstration was a huge success and there was a very sizeable turnout.  Following on  we will hold a National Ambulance Certified course in Shannonbridge Hall. Contact Doris Claffey on 087 2211637 or Paula Claffey on 087 6891036 if  interested & would like to put your name down to attend.
PRAYER FOR FINE WEATHER All powerful and ever living God, we find security in your forgiveness. Give us fine weather we pray, so that we may rejoice in your gifts of kindness and use them always for your glory and our good.
 SUNDAY JUNE 25th
Athlone Agri Show takes place Sunday 25th June from 10 am at Athlone Equestrian Centre, Moydrum.  Dog, Equine, Ovine, Cookery Competitions. Entertainment on the day. Visit athloneshow.ie or contact 0868521575 
MONDAY—JUNE 26th
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA Club Development meeting on Monday 26th June
Shannonbridge GAA will host an open meeting for everyone in the parish on Monday 26th June at 8.30pm in Clonfanlough Hall.
The meeting will be used to discuss future development within the club, including fundraisers and short/long term goals etc. We would like to see everyone attend as the club is not only for members but represents the whole parish. All ideas regarding fundraisers and ideas on how we can improve areas within our club going forward will be welcome.
This meeting is extremely important and will help shape the Club’s future so please come along.
TUESDAY– June 27th
Active Retirement Association meeting at after 10:00a.m. Mass Shannonbridge Hall.  
WEDNESDAY June 28th
CLONMACNOIS N.S. closes today for the Summer Holidays. Wishing all the children a n enjoyable holiday.
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m
THURSDAY 29th
Shannonbridge Tidy Towns Clean Up  7-8p.m.
SERVER TOUR To Clara-Laragh, Co. Wicklow. All forms to be returned & witnessed by parents. Adult Help needed!
PARISH COUNCIL
 Please return  Nomination forms as soon as possible, nominating at least 2-4 people from our parish. Help to form our shared future as a  Christian Community.