Clonmacnois Parish Newsletter
Sunday 12th Feb 2012 – 6 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: €490. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.McManus, C.Slattery, A.Corbett
Ministers of Holy Communion: Group 2
Readers for next Weekend: Group 5, ? C.Doolan
Altar Servers for this week: Group 2, Oisín, Saul, Siobhán, Ffion
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €201. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: M.Loonam, A.Egan
Readers for next Sunday: N.Kenny
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 1
Minister of Holy Communion for next Sunday: A.Rohan
Mass on next Sun for the late Mick Rocke
"Do not write so that you can be understood;Write so that you cannot be misunderstood." (Epictetus)
Questions people askQ. The new translation of the Apostles’ Creed says that Christ descended into hell. What does that mean? A. This is not hell as the place of eternal damnation but hell as the abode of those who had died but were awaiting the glorious vision of God to be won by Jesus the Saviour. ‘Jesus did not descend into hell to deliver the damned nor destroy the hell of damnation, but to free the just who had gone before him’ (Catechism, 633). Two important beliefs are being stated: that Jesus really died; and that he opened heaven’s gates for all who were awaiting redemption. The old translation, ‘he descended to the dead’ was less confusing.
Q. Why did Jesus tell some of the people he cured to tell nobody? Surely we are called to give witness to the works of God?
A. There are two reasons for what is called the ‘messianic secret’. The Messiah was popularly expected to be a political leader at the head of an uprising, an expectation that would have impeded his true mission. Secondly, too much excitement about miracles would only generate a mass hysteria, making it very difficult to get his teaching across; especially his mission to suffer and die on our behalf, and his message to us to ‘take up our cross and follow him’. Fr O’Flynn – Intercom
GAA Race Night
Shannonbridge GAA Club will hold a fund raising Race Night on Sat 25th Feb. Tickets are now on sale & your support would be very much appreciated.
Liam Lawton – Public Lecture
“How Music Enhances The Eucharistic Liturgy.”
27th Feb @ 7.30pm, Woodlock Hall, All Hallows College. Adm. €10.00.
This is part of a Seminar, 27th & 28th Feb: ‘Reflecting on & developing creative ways of engaging with the Eucharist as the Body of Christ.’
Night Prayer Vigil in Clonmacnois Prayer Centre
Fri 17th Feb, beginning with Mass @ 10pm. Adoration follows and finishes at 3.10am. All welcome. Enquiries Dave 085-7746763