Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
31st January, 2016
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
“Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”.
Mass times:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), 8.00 p.m.; Sunday, 12.00 noon, Weekdays, 10.00 a.m.; Clonfanlough, Sunday, 10.30 a.m., First Friday, 7.00 p.m.
Mass is celebrated at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
Station Mass for Clonlyon, at the home of Bernie and Martin Kilduff, on Friday 5th at
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, in Shannonbridge on Sunday, 7th February, at .
Sunday 31st, is the Feast of St. John Bosco, 1815-1888, born in Italy, he founded the Salesians to educate boys for life and was involved in publishing catechetical material for youth. Patron Saint of young people and Catholic publishers.
Monday, 1st February, is the Feast of St. Brigid, 454-524. She received the religious veil from St. Mel at Ardagh and founded her monastery at Kildare with the help of St. Conleth. St. Brigid is Patroness of Ireland.
Tuesday 2nd, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas Day. Candles will be blessed at the beginning of Mass at and Those who wish to have candles blessed may leave them in the sanctuary.
Wednesday 3rd, is the Feast of St. Blaise who suffered martyrdom in
in 315. The
Blessing of Throats, associated with the feast, will be given after Mass at Armenia
Wednesday 3rd is also the Feast of St. Ansgar, born in France, Bishop of Hamburg, died 865.
Friday 5th, St. Agatha who was martyred in
in the third century. Sicily
Saturday 6th, the Japanese Martyrs, St. Paul Miki and Companions who were martyred at
, 1597. Nagasaki
Sunday next, 7th, is the Feast of St. Mel, Founder and First Bishop of Ardagh. Patron of the Diocese. Legend has it that he was nephew of St. Patrick whom he accompanied or followed to
. He died in
Friday is the First Friday of February. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made in Friday.
The Year of Consecrated Life concludes on Tuesday, 2nd February, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas Day. We give thanks for all those who have made commitments to the consecrated life and we pray that many will respond to that calling.
Readers’ Missals. The St. Paul Sunday Missal contains the liturgical texts for Sundays and Holydays. Readers may collect copies from the sacristy.
Pioneers who are eligible for Silver or Gold emblems (pins) are asked to contact Fr. Brady immediately – likewise, young people who wish to advance to the next stage of membership. Emblems and diplomas will be presented on Sunday next, 7th February, Temperance Sunday.
Catholic Schools Week runs from this Sunday, 31st January, to Saturday, 6th February. The theme chosen is: “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”, reflecting the Year of Mercy which commenced on
Shannonbridge Active Retirement Association resumes its meetings/activities on Tuesday 23rd February, at , in the Parish Hall. The €15.00 Affiliation Fee for 2016 is now due.
Congratulations to Olive Egan and Paul Camon, who were married on Saturday, 23rd January.
Church Cleaners: Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena.
Altar Servers for this week: Group 2, Fiachra, Seán, Niamh, Rachel.
Readers for next weekend:
Group 2, Kieran O’Connor, Olive Costello.
Ministers of the Eucharist:
Ministers of the Eucharist:
Group 1, Saturday Evening, M. Murphy (C. Curley):
Sunday, D. Fitzpatrick (M. Killeen).
Clonfanlough:- Altar Servers for Sunday next:
Group 1, Conor S., Conor B., Eoin, Abigail.
Reader for next Sunday: Ciara Rigney.
Minister of the Eucharist for next Sunday:- Ann Guinan.
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by on Thursday, please.
Parochial Lands at Shannonbridge are to be let until
31st December, 2016. Contact Frank Sugrue, Auctioneer and Valuer,
Belmont, 090 645 7215, 087 234 1625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for last Sunday’s Collections:-
Shannonbridge:- Offertory, €505.00.
Clonfanlough:- Offertory, €202.00.
The Shrove Dues may be handed in next weekend, please. The proceeds of the Dues Collections are lodged to a central fund from which each priest receives €1,700.00 per month or €20,400.00 per annum, gross. (Insurances, health and motor, are paid by the parish.) In 2015 the Parish of Clonmacnois contributed €17,259.00 to the clergy income fund, a shortfall in excess of €3,000.00. This was made up by parishes which contribute a surplus.
Once again we acknowledge and thank those parishioners who do contribute and give generously to the various collections. They play their part in ensuring that church and priest and parish facilities are available to all.
Masses for the Dead:-
Saturday 30th, Shannonbridge, , Tommy, Geraldine & Simon McManus, Garrymore.
Sunday 31st, Clonfanlough, , Brigid Rigney, Clonlyon.
Sunday 31st, Shannonbridge, , Margaret, Michael & Denis Kelly, Shannonbridge.
Friday, 5th February, Clonfanlough, , Jack, Mary and Pat Maloney,
Saturday 6th, Shannonbridge, , Joseph and Kathleen Turley, Shannonbridge.
Sunday 7th, Clonfanlough, , Kieran and Mary Daly, and Tom Mannion, Ballyhearth.
A Remembrance Service will take place in Portiuncula Hospital Chapel, on Monday, 1st February, at , for parents who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child, miscarriage or stillbirth.
Please pray for Kathleen Lantry nee Norton, Tullabeg, Clonmacnois, who died on Tuesday, 26th January.