Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Administrator)
Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org shannonbridge.blogspot.ie
Christmas Eve Dec 24th
Christmas Day 25th
Clonfanlough 10:30a.m. Mickey Kelly (Lakefield)
Shannonbridge 12 Noon
Monday Dec 26th NO MASS
[Mass at 11a.m. in Moore or 7p.m. Ferbane]
Tues Dec 27th –Fri 30th 10:00a.m.
Sat Dec 31st 10:00a.m. No Mass
Masses for Dec. 31st/January 1st 2017
Sat Dec 31st 8p.m.- Shannonbridge
Sun Jan 1st 2017 10:30a.m. Paul Kelly (3rd A) Clonfanlough
RECENT DEATHS Vera O’Sullivan (Ballylongford, Kerry) mother of Eileen Finn, St. Ciaran’s Park, Sr. Brigid Kelly (formerly Carrowkeel), died in USA, sister of Ethna Dolan (Glebe) & Margaret McEvoy (Lemonaghan)
Saints of the Day: Mon 26th St. Stephen, Tues 27th St. John Evangelist, Wed 28th Holy Innocents, Thurs 29th St. Thomas Becket
Offertory Dec 18th €850
December Monthly €1,070 Thank you to all who contributed.
Christmas Dues comes up at this time. Thanks to all who contribute to our income as priests.
ST. PAUL’S SUNDAY MISSAL 2017 – Parish Readers may collect their free copy in the sacristy. Also available generally to buy for €6.00.
Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service Re-Opens Wednesday the 4th of January at 10am. In case of emergency please contact the Tullamore Gardaí on: 057 93 27600 or National Freephone Helpline on: 1800 341 900
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul sincerely thank all who contributed so generously to the annual collection which raised €460 in addition to the €143 donated at the Ecumenical Carol Service in Clonmacnois on Dec 11th.........A sincere thanks also to all who organised the collection of gifts from the children and their parents the same day.
UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS
Shannonbridge: 31st Dec 2016 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 3. Kate, Paddy
Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Eucharistic Minister: Margaret Duffy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly)
Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll
Clonfanlough:- Sun 1st Dec 2017 10:30a.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Jane E., Tadgh T. Roisin D.
Reader: Marie Egan
Minister of the Eucharist:Kay Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota (December)
Kathleen Norton & Helen Darcy
Christmas is one of the times of the year we acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. Just to say a sincere word of thanks for the kindness, support and encouragement throughout the year. We are blessed to have such an extraordinary number of people who are actively involved in the life of the Parish above and beyond the call of duty. Our thanks to all who help in a special way with the Sunday Liturgy, Readers, Choir, Altar Servers, Eucharistic ministers. To all who take responsibility in caring for our churches. Opening/closing, cleaning, decorating and upkeep. We acknowledge the work of the Pastoral Council; Basket Collectors, Counters. We are conscious of the contribution our Teachers make in handing on the Faith. There are so many we do not see but are always there. So many people who voluntarily help in making our Parish such an alive and welcoming community. Míle Buíochas. Tom Cox (Adm.)
2017 PARISH CALENDAR available in our Churches to take home. Please be mindful of neighbours or others who may not otherwise receive a Calendar.
INTRODUCTION OF MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONS - Further information on the Ministry of Parish Catechist is available from Fr Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 043 668 5847, email@example.com
Further information on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Also at the following website: www.vocations.ie
SHANNONBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY A very Happy Christmas to all our customers. We are now closed for the Christmas break; reopening on Thursday 5th January. See you all in the New Year. Rose and Pat.
CHRISTMAS CLAY PIGEON SHOOT for Shannonbridge GAA in Esker Shooting Range, Banagher on Tuesday 27th December at 6pm as a fundraiser to replace the stolen items from the clubhouse. The cost is €35 and cartridges are provided but bring ear muffs/plugs. Prize giving in Killeens at 9.30pm for the best and worst shots of the night with finger food and live music! It promises to be a fun night so please come along and support it. To book contact John Ryan 087 6499296, Cathal Daly 087 9175963 or Jim Killeen 086 8181729.
THANKS to everyone who came to see Santa on Sunday, and to all who donated spot prizes for the day. A great time was had by all .
2017 Bible Diaries in stock. Containing Reading of Day, reflection & journal space. Cost price €7 available from me (Fr. Tom Cox) One possible (belated!) gift idea.