CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN
MARCH 18th 2018
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
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PARISH COLLECTIONS Sat/Sun Mar 10/11th €770 Monthly €475
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 17th 8p.m. (Vigil of Sunday) Gerry Greene & parents Thomas & Catherine Greene
Mon 19th (Feast St. Joseph) 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 20th 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Wed 21st 10:00a.m. (St. Enda) Mass
Thurs 22nd 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 23rd 10:00a.m. (St. Turibius) Mass
Sat 24th 10:00a.m. (St. Macartan) Mass
Sat 24th 8:00p.m. Harry Gunning (1st A.)
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 18th March @ 10:30a.m. Joe Darcy & Sr. Damien Darcy
Mon 19th March (St. Joseph) 7:00p.m.
Sun 25th March @10:30a.m. Peoples’ Intention [Do This in Memory Mass. ] CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed Mar 21st @7.30p.m.
Shannonbridge: Sat 24th March email@example.com.
Altar Servers: Group 3 Michael Carty, Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Catherine Doolan
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Cleaners Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 25th March ‘18 @ 10:30
Altar Server Group 3 Conor Dunican, Roisin Daly, Teagan Daly,
Reader: Anne Rohan
Min. of Eucharist: Enda Molloy
Church Care (Mar) Josie Egan/Betty Dolan
THANK YOU “Killeens would like to thank everyone who come out & supported the table quick in aid of Melanie Baxter & to all who gave donations. The total funds raised was €3,070 which was delivered in person to Mel & Lisa. They have asked that their sincere gratitude for the overwhelming kindness & generosity shown to them by our community be expressed. Thank you all so much.”
LENT AT ARD CHIARAIN Lenten Prayer in Ard Chiarain continues Monday March 19th at 8.00pm . All welcome.
STATION MASSES UPCOMING
Clonmacnois & Tullabeg (held) Shannonbridge (Ger & Anne Crobett Fri Apr 6th Clonlyon Noel & Eithne Kilduff April 13th Glebe Michael & Rita Molloy Fri April 27th
ICON - The official Icon for the World Meeting of Families will come to St. Mary’s Church, Athlone on Monday 26th/Tuesday 27th March. Mass will be celebrated on both days at 9.30am and 1.05pm A Prayer Service with opportunity for Confession will take place on Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm. All are invited to come to some part of either day. Prayers from our petition boxes in each Church will be placed before the icon and then sent on to the Poor Clare contemplative convent in Drumshanbo
PASTORAL LETTER - Bishop Francis has written a pastoral letter on the proposal to repeal the Eight Amendment to the Constitution. It’s theme is ‘human life as both sacred and a human right’. When human life has begun, it should be allowed to continue to its natural end. Because this is such a sensitive matter and a difficult topic, he has asked priests not to read it out, but to make it available in our churches and draw attention to it. Those who wish are invited to take a copy of this letter as they leave the church today
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Tues 20th to Sat 24th March in Ballinasloe Town Theatre, Nightly 8p.m. Adults €15 (Concessions €12.Tel 087 3663937
MOORE & CLONFAD Drama Society back by popular demand - One Night Only - Sunday 18th March. Another chance to see the hilarious production of‘Cupid Wore Skirts’, by Sam Cree in Moore Community Hall on Sunday 18th March. Curtain 8 pm. Tickets on the door. Proceeds in aid of East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre and Quest Brain Injury Services
SHANNONBRIDGE HALL: PILATES CLASS Mondays 11a.m. €8 per class EXERCISE CLASS Tuesdays @ 8p.m. YOGA Thursday at 8p.m. €12 per class. Phone 087 2410587
ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 10:45a.m. (after 10 Mass) in Shannonbridge Hall. Annual Membership of €15 per person due.
BAPTISM - 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 12th April from 8-9pm.
GAA LOTTO Monday 12th March 2018 Weekly GAA Lotto Results: 6-15-20-26 No winner; 4 Match 3 winners Next draw in Doone. Jackpot €7,600
YOUTH GATHERING - Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Longford. Sat 24th March. Speakers: Br. Richard Hendrick, OFM & Fr. Chris O’Donnell.
Annual Loreto Vigil at Knock The 44th Eucharistic Loreto Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 24-Sunday 25 March. The Vigil will begin at 8.30pm with Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction &Veneration of the Precious Relic from the Holy House of Loreto. Mass will take place at 11.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with celebrant Fr Brendan Walsh, SAC.
QUIET DAYS FOR BUSY PEOPLE— DAY RETREAT Sat 24 March Knock This retreat is entitled ‘Looking towards the Light’, as we journey through Holy Week towards Easter we see the hurt and shame transformed by the light of God’s love. Taking place 11am-3pm in the Prayer Guidance Centre. Fee €30 includes lunch. To Book. (094-9375355. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, March 22nd 8:00p.m. Presbytery. Submissions for Agenda welcome.. Just put “ Secretary PPC” on an envelope in Presbytery door.
HEALTHY IRELAND AT FERBANE LIBRARY - Date changed to Friday, March 23rd at 11am. “Smovey” Low impact fitness, offers people the opportunity to increase their level of fitness and mobility. (Positive Aging). Anyone who had booked for 2nd March please contact the Library and confirm if you still wish to attend on 090 6454259. FREE EVENT.
SHANNONBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY open Thursdays 7-9p.m. All welcome.
CONFESSIONS FOR HOLY WEEK Will take place in Ferbane Church on Monday 26th March after 10am Mass. And Holy Saturday, March 31st 10:30-4p.m. A number of local priests will be in attendance.
TROCAIRE Please bring your Trócaire contribution to the churches during Holy Week Ceremonies
EASTER DAWN MASS 2018 EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 1st In this Year of the World Meeting of Families, our Pastoral Area of St. Ciarán (Leamonaghan, Ferbane, Cloghan & Banagher and Clonmacnois parishes) will gather for our one Dawn Mass at the Old Cathedral of Clonmacnois in the Monastic Grounds. Mass begins 5.30am as we journey from darkness to light. All welcome.