Sunday, January 23, 2005

Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter
Sunday 23rd Jan 2005 - 3rd Sun A
Tel (090) 9674125
Fax (090) 9674267

Masses: Each day @ 10am
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €615. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.O'Duffy, M.Corbett, M.Moran
Eucharistic ministers: Group 2
Readers for next Weekend: S.Grennan, G.Hoysted
Altar Servers for this week: Katie, Mary-Anne, Tara
Mass on next Sat eve for Mary Mannion & deceased family

Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €231. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: B.Kenny, M.Lantry
Readers for next Sunday: A.Coughlan
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 4
Eucharistic minister for next Sunday: A.Rohan
Mass on next Sun for the late Paddy Gunning

Shannonbridge Active Retirement Group will meet on Tues next @ 10.30am

Ferbane Community Childcare Working Group
Has been awarded funding of €1.1million, under the National Development Plan to construct a Community Childcare Centre.
An information evening to discuss this will be held on Mon 24th Jan in the Arts & Heritage Centre, Ferbane, from 8 -10pm.
All interested people welcome!
West Offaly Rural Transport
Please note that the number for booking of community bus services has been changed to 0509-51622: (Mon to Fri 9am-1pm; 2-5pm)
Remembrance Service in Portiuncula Hospital Chapel
For parents who have suffered a bereavement through the death of their children, miscarriage or stillbirth, on Wed 2nd Feb @ 7.30pm
Last year relaunched its website with a whole new look. You can use the site to check Mass times, or to find contact details for religious orders and retreat houses, but there is something for everyone. Young children, for example, will love Talk2God, an interactive prayer page with colourful graphics and simple text.
There is also the Requiem section, with an interactive prayer feature, for those mourning loved ones, plus some reading material on bereavement.
You can also read articles taken from religious periodicals, such as Reality, The Word, Spirituality, and The Messenger.
There is also a "First Chapters" section --- extracts from books in the current catalogues of many publishing houses.
On Religion . . . . . . . . . . . (Rabbi Harold Kushner, Who Needs God)
"Religion is first and foremost a way of seeing. It can’t change the facts about the world we live in, but it can change the way we see those facts, and that in itself can often make a real difference."

Real Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Sir Wilfred Grenfell)
"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of others, but from doing something worthwhile."

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