Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The eight annual run / walk in aid of Dochas - Offaly Cancer Support Group, takes place this Sunday, 1st May in Tullamore. The four mile event starts from Tullamore Harriers, at 11.30am, with an entry fee of €15.00 or by sponsorship card. Cards are available from the local Dochas Coordinator, Pat Corbett or from Dochas at 05793 28268. All support greatly appreciated for this worthy cause..
Monday, April 25, 2011
Shannonbridge defeated Bracknagh by 1-15 to 0-9, at home, on Thursday last. They were leading by five points to two when an Adrian Kelly goal set them on their way, with the half time score of 1-11 to 0-3. Team: C. Kelly, C. Egan, C. Norton, M. Moloney (0-1), M. Kilduff, C. Kenny, Aidan Kelly, Adrian Kelly (1-1), J. Killeen, Anthony Kelly (0-4), R. Ryan (0-2), P. Moloney (0-1), J. Guinan (0-3), K. Kearns (0-2), J. Turley. Subs: P. Kelly (0-1), M. Deeley, L. Duffy, R. Doolan,
Intermediate Football Championship.
Shannonbridge open their championship campaign against Durrow on next Friday night, 29th April, in Ballycumber, at 7pm. All support is very much appreciated.
Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 18 and 28 and there were four match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €7,000.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sunday 24th April 2011 – Easter Sun A
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 ;( or Communion Service)
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €514. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.McManus, C.Slattery, A.Corbett
Eucharistic ministers: Group 4
Readers for next Weekend: Group 5, M.Anderson, C.Doolan
Altar Servers for this week: Athene, Saul, Jack
Mass on next Sat eve for the late Kieran J. Mannion & family
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €267. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: J.Egan, B.Dolan
Readers for next Sunday: E.McEvoy
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 3
Eucharistic minister for next Sunday: A.Rohan
Busiime bwa Weele Jn 3.16
"Sikila Weele asiima sibala mala aana Omwana wewe omutelwa, nio buli omundu omusubila alobe khutiba ta, mala anyoole bulamu bukhaliwayo ta".
A VERY HAPPY & PEACEFUL EASTER TO EVERYONE!
Many thanks to all those who made any contribution to the celebration of the Holy Week ceremonies; to all who played a part in preparing for & in the celebration of the Liturgy, and to all who encouraged us by their attendance & co-operation.
Toradh na Páise oraibh; Mac na hÓighe slán!
Which Way to Go
Dr. Seamands tells of a Muslim who became a Christian in Africa. “Some of his friends asked him, ‘Why have you become a Christian?’
He answered, ‘Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn’t know which way to go, and there at the fork in the road were two men, one dead and one alive—which one would you ask which way to go?’“ (Warren Webster, April, 1980, HIS, p. 13)
Marriage and Relationship Counselling
“ACCORD offers a safe, professional & confidential service facilitating couples & individuals to explore, reflect upon & resolve difficulties in their relationships & marriages. Further info from Accord in Ballinasloe, Athlone & Tullamore.” Website: www.accord.ie
Clare Burren Marathon Challenge 21st May
“Take part for your favourite charity, for fun, for fitness, for a family day out. Choice of Full, Mini, U16s marathon. More info call 087-7779714.
Pearl S. Buck, a famous author, observed that "we learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, as much from handicap as from advantage—and, indeed, perhaps more."… "Suffering and pain and confusion are realities in the lives of us all—but in learning to cope without losing hope, in learning from those realities and accepting the lessons learned in humility and patience, we become capable of growth, re-creation, transformation—and resurrection."
Why did Christianity arise, and why did it take the shape it did? The early Christians themselves reply: We exist because of Jesus' resurrection. … There is no evidence for a form of early Christianity in which the resurrection was not a central belief.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Shannonbridge were unlucky to lose last week’s game, by the minimum margin, against St. Rynaghs, at Shannonbridge. In a close fought game, the home side started better and led by 0-4 to nil after 12 minutes; the scores coming from N. Price, P. Kelly, K. Kelly and K. Flannery. Unfortunately, they were unable to press home their advantage and poor shooting meant that only one more point was scored before the interval, with St. Rynaghs scoring twice to leave the half time score 0-5 to 0-2. The second half opened with a super save by Liam Griffin, before St. Rynaghs narrowed the gap to two points. Shannonbridge increased the margin to three points by the twentieth minute (0-8 to 0-5) but could not get the insurance score. St. Rynaghs netted with ten minutes to go and in a frantic finish secured the points with the last score of the game two minutes from time; full time score 0-8 to 1-6.
Team: L. Griffin, P. Moloney, R. O’Connor, M. Darcy, T. Mahon, W. Keena, S. Flannery, C. Killeen, J. Egan, P. Deeley (0-1), P. Egan, P. Kelly (0-1), K. Kelly (0-1), N. Price (0-1), K. Flannery (0-4).
Division Two League v Daingean.
Shannonbridge travelled to Daingean on Saturday evening and secured a win by 1-13 to 0-5. The score was five points to two after twenty minutes when Shannonbridge were awarded a penalty as Peadar Kelly was fouled racing through on goal. This was calmly converted by Karol Kelly and the result was not in doubt thereafter, with the home side outscored by five points to one in the second half. Team: L. Griffin, P. Moloney, R. O’Co0nnor, M. Darcy, S. Flannery(0-1), W. Keena, N. Price, J. Egan, T. Mahon, P. Deeley (0-6), P. Egan, P. Kelly (0-1), J. Guinan, K. Kelly (1-1), K. Flannery (0-2). Subs: K. Kearns (0-2), K. Egan, R. Ryan, G, Quirke.
Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 19 and 27 and there was one match three winner. This week’s jackpot is €6,800.
The club extends its sympathy to the family of the late Jim Higgins. May he rest in peace.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Well done to Gallen Community School, Ferbane, on their tremendous All Ireland Final win over Clonakilty C.C. in Croke Park last Saturday.
Congratulations to Colm and Deirdre Kenny on the recent arrival of their baby son, Oisin. No doubt a future corner back for Shannonbridge.
Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 19, 23 and 24 and there were four match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €6,600.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Well done and best wishes for the final to Gallen Community School, Ferbane, including Shannonbridge players Darragh Corbett and Darragh Fitzgerald, who defeated Holy Trinity, Cookstown by 2-13 to 1-14 in the All Ireland Vocational Schools A Semi final on Saturday.
The ladies football team are holding a fund raising table quiz in Killeen’s on next Friday night, 8th April, at 9.00 pm. All support appreciated.
Shannonbridge / Doon Lottery.
There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 17, 28 and there were three match three winners. This week’s jackpot is €6,400.
The death has occurred of Michael Blehein, father of Maureen Thornhill, Shannonbridge. Michael, who had reached the great age of 97 years, was laid to rest yesterday in Ballymacward after 3pm Mass in Gurteen. May he rest in peace.
Shannonbridge Power Station, West Offaly Power.
The power station has closed for six months, for a major refit. The impact of the closure on Bord na Mona and on local tourism was featured on the RTE News during the week. Recently, a Polish lorry bringing material to the power station for the overhaul, overturned on the Clonmacnoise road, resulting in the closure of the road for a day while lorry and load were extracted from the drain.
Gallen Community School in All Ireland Final.
Gallen Community School, Ferbane, have qualified for the All Ireland of the Vocational Schools A Championship in Croke Park, next Saturday. Two Shannonbridge players, Darragh Corbett and Darragh Fitrzgerald feature on the panel. Here's wishing the lads the best of luck.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter Sunday 3rd April 2011 – 4 Lent A Tel (090) 9674125 Fax (090) 9674267 Mass times: Shannonbridge: Weekend, 8pm (Sat), & 12 noon, Sun; Weekdays, 10am. Clonfanlough – Sunday, 10.30am Shannonbridge Masses: Each day @ 10am Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €364. Many Thanks Church Cleaners: M.Darcy, M.Murphy, M.McManus Eucharistic ministers: Group 1 Readers for next Weekend: Group 3, M.Killeen, O.Costello Altar Servers for this week: Athene, Saul, Jack Mass on next Sat eve for the late Paddy Duffy
Mass on next Sun for the late Andrew Lestrange ¨¨¨¨ Clonfanlough Mass for Lent on Thurs @ 7pm Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €213. Many Thanks Church Cleaners: M.Devery, A.Kelly Readers for next Sunday: A.Coughlan Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 3 Eucharistic minister for next Sunday: N.Egan Mass on next Sun for Michael J. Molloy & family deceased Many thanks for your contributions to St Mel’s Cathedral Restoration Fund, which realised €730.00 Questions people ask (Fr O’Flynn-Intercom) Q. Somebody at a prayer meeting said that a person who lives a sinful life will be punished by God with all sorts of bad luck. Is that correct? A. That idea is there in the early Old Testament but it is certainly not the mind of Jesus Christ. There had been a development of doctrine in the meantime. In today’s Gospel Jesus dismissed the claim that a man’s blindness was because of sin on his own part or by his parents. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke of God’s love for all people, sinner as well as saint, causing his rain to fall and sun to shine on all, without discrimination. God’s love for all his creatures is never vindictive, even when people live sinful lives. ¨¨¨¨ Scripture Reading & Prayer for Lent You are invited to join the Ursulines & other Christians @ Ard Chiaráin, Rachrabeg on Mondays during Lent, from 8-8.45pm. ¨¨¨¨ Offaly Holy Land Pilgrimage: 19 – 28th Oct 2011. Direct from Dublin, 10 days - €1,145 P.P.S. half board, including all taxes. For further info contact Fr Tom Cox, Ferbane, 090-6454309 ¨¨¨¨ Inspiring Quotes “The best inheritance parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.” (Orlando A.Battista) “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have enough; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ( F.D. Roosevelt) ¨¨¨¨ Many thanks to all who supported our Collection for ‘Daffodil Day’, which realised €1080.14. Also a big ‘thank you’ to Killeens for their hospitality in hosting the ‘Coffee Morning’. ¨¨¨¨ Ferbane GAA in association with Gallen Community School present An Evening of Fashion, in Gallen Community School, Ferbane Tuesday 12th April @ 8pm Tickets: €10.00 from committee members & various local outlets.