Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
26th/27th March, 2016
Easter is about rising up and moving on. No, it’s not about denying Calvary. Calvary is very much part of the story. Easter is about rising above Calvary and moving forward. That can be a huge challenge in many human circumstances. The Lord has done it. He calls us to follow suit.
Mass times:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), ; Sunday, ; First Friday, ; Clonfanlough, Sunday, , First Friday,
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, Missa pro Populo, in Shannonbridge on Holy Saturday at 9.00 p.m.
Sunday next is Divine Mercy Sunday. Devotions at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, Clonmacnois, commencing 1.30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, concluding with Mass at 3.00 p.m. All are welcome.
Thank You! Our thanks to all those who were directly and indirectly involved in planning and executing the ceremonies in the Parish during Holy Week and Easter - your input and effort are very much appreciated.
Easter Holy Water is now available for use at home. Those taking Holy Water are asked to minimise spillages, please.
Welcome Home to all who have come back to Clonmacnois for Easter.
The Missalettes for Palm Sunday and for Holy Week are re-usable. Please fold them correctly and return to the trays in the porches. The return of ‘borrowed’ missalettes would also be appreciated.
Friday, 1st April, is the feast of St. Celsus, 1080-1129, bishop of Armagh where he initiated a programme of Church reform. He attended the synod of Rathbreasail at which the boundaries of the Irish dioceses were defined. St. Celsus is buried in Lismore, Co. Waterford, and was succeeded by St. Malachy.
Saturday 2nd, St. Francis of Paola, Italy, 1416-1507, founded a congregation of hermits. He died at Tours in France.
Friday is the First Friday of April. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Friday.
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by 6.00 p.m. on Thursday, please.
Geraldine Brennan, Dolly Deely, Veronica Hynes.
Altar Servers for this week:
Group 1, Roisín, Darragh, Matthew, Emily.
Readers for next weekend:
Group 4, Séamus Grennan, Kieran Kelly.
Ministers of the Eucharist:
Group 1, Saturday Evening, M. Murphy, (C. Curley).
Sunday, D. Fitzpatrick, (M. Killeen).
Altar Servers for Sunday next:
Group 3, Conor, Adam, Charlie, Kelan.
Reader for next Sunday: Della Fitzgerald.
Minister of the Eucharist for next Sunday: Enda Molloy.
The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Friday, 27th May, to Wednesday, 1st June. Five nights. Fully inclusive price €715.00. Flights from Knock. Contact: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, ' 01 241 0811, 01 241 0812. Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev. Michael Scanlon P.P., Cloghan, ' 090 645 7122. The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. Names should be submitted as soon as possible, please.
A benefit night for Micheál Camon takes place in Cloghan Hall on Friday, 1st April, at 8.00 p.m. Auction and raffle, music and dancing. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets €10.00 each, available on the door or by calling 087 213 2692 or 085 145 4650.
A church gate collection in aid of the Disabled Drivers’ Association will be taken up on Saturday/Sunday, 2nd and 3rd April. Support will be appreciated.
Trócaire. Outstanding contributions as soon as possible, please.
The Easter Dues may be handed in this weekend, please; the Monthly Collection for April, on Saturday and Sunday next, 2nd and 3rd.
Recent collection totals:-
St. Patrick’s Day..... €575.00.
Sunday last.............. €781.00. Thank you very much.
Masses for the Dead:-
Sunday 27th, Clonfanlough, , Joe Darcy and Sr. Damien Darcy, Clonmacnois.
Saturday, 2nd April, Shannonbridge, 8.00 p.m., Michael, Margaret and Denis Kelly, Shannonbridge.
Sunday 3rd, Clonfanlough, 10.30 a.m., John Joe Maleney, Glebe, Month’s Mind.
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