Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter
Sunday 6th Sept 2009 -23 B
Tel (090) 9674125 Fax (090) 9674267
Mass times: Shannonbridge: Weekend, 8pm (Sat), & 12 noon, Sun;
Weekdays, 10am. Clonfanlough – Sunday, 10.30am
Masses: Each day @ 10am
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €593. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.McManus, C.Slattery, P.Corbett
Eucharistic ministers: Group 3
Readers for next Weekend: Group 6, E.Casey, D.O’Carroll
Altar Servers for this week: Athene, Aoife
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €232. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.Kelly, K.Kelly
Readers for next Sunday: A.Coughlan
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group B
Eucharistic minister for next Sunday: K.Kelly
Mass on next Sun for the late Michael & Lena Shea
Meeting of Parish P.C. on Mon in Clonfanlough @’ 7.30pm
Feast of St Ciaran – Wed 9th Sep (09-09-09)
Mass in Clonmacnois @ 7pm. After Mass we will bless the new Carparks and cars @ Clonfanlough. If conditions are favourable we hope to plant a tree to commemorate this significant occasion. This will be followed by a cup of tea in the hall. All welcome.
Pattern Day Clonmacnois: Sun 13th Sept -
Ceremonies begin @ 3pm with an adapted 'Station' followed immediately by Mass. For pilgrim road walk assemble in Ballinahown @ 11am.
Again, we ask all our trusted helpers to carry out their usual duties next Sunday.
The guest speaker for this year will be a Franciscan priest.
You are invited to a cup of tea in the school after the Mass.
Questions people askQ. Somewhere in the Bible it says ‘Vengeance is mine, says the Lord.’ How can a God of love harbour thoughts of revenge? A. This saying dates from an early part of the Old Testament when morality was at a primitive stage of development, far short of the morality of love preached by Jesus, especially in the Sermon on the Mount. Old Testament morality advanced and we find Isaiah in today’s Mass speaking of God’s vengeance coming, not with punishment, but with healing for the blind, deaf, lame etc. God wants the destruction of sin but the healing of the sinner. St Paul tells people to let go of vengeance: ‘Do not be mastered by evil, but master evil with good’ (Rom 12:21). Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap
West Offaly Ed Project – Enrolment Evenings for Night Classes.
In Shannonbridge N.S. Thurs 10th Sept @ 8.30pm.
Courses on offer include FETAC level 5 Business Studies, Oil Painting, First Aid, Computers, Conversational Irish, etc.
For more info call Jolene/Michelle on 057-9351392
A regional meeting of the IFA will be held in High Street Hall on Wed next @ 9pm. Issues of concern include Budget Cuts, Increased Taxation, Product Prices, Farm Income and local issues.
All farm families are invited to attend.
Ballinasloe Flower & Garden Club will have a Flower Arranging Demo by Margaret Collins in Gullanes Hotel on next Wed @ 8pm
Ganley School of Irish Dancing will reopen on next Wed @ 7pm in Moate. Beginners now welcome.