Parish of Clonmacnois
The Parochial House, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified, competent, specialist building contractors for refurbishment and repair works at Shannonbridge Parochial House, Co. Offaly, to be considered for inclusion in a select tender list. These works will include high level roof works to an historic building. Respondents must have a proven track record of renovation work on heritage buildings and should include a minimum of 3 examples of projects of a similar nature, size and complexity, completed in the region within the past 5 years. Submissions should include details of all necessary Insurances, Health and Safety competencies and evidence of Technical and Financial resources to manage the project. Contractors will be required to provide a performance bond for the works.
Replies should be sent to:-
Quinn Barnwall Buggy Architects, Bloomfield House,
Bloomfield Avenue, South Circular Road,
Dublin, D08 WT10.
Replies should be received by Tuesday, 24th May, 2016.
Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
1st May, 2016
"Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you."
Mass times:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), ; Sunday, 12.00 , Tuesday to Saturday, Clonfanlough, Sunday, , First Friday,
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, Missa pro Populo, in Shannonbridge on Sunday, 1st May, at 12.00 noon.
Mass is celebrated at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
Sunday, 1st May, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, a celebration of manual work.
Monday 2nd, St. Athanasius, 295-373, defended the divinity of Christ against the Arian heresy which denied his full divinity.
Tuesday 3rd, Saints Philip and James, Apostles; St. Philip was born at Bethsaida and was initially a disciple of St. John the Baptist. St. James, the son of Alphaeus, ruled the Church at Jerusalem and wrote an Epistle, martyred in the year 62.
Wednesday 4th, St. Conleth, chaplain to St. Brigid’s community, first bishop of Kildare.
Thursday 5th, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, 1762-1844, founder of the Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers. He was beatified in Rome on
6th October, 1996.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by Bishop Francis Duffy, in St. Ciaran’s Parish Church, Shannonbridge, on Saturday, 14th May, at
Friday is the First Friday of May. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Friday.
May Altar in honour of Our Lady. This long-standing tradition is perpetuated in our schools. Let’s hope it is also a feature of the homes of the parish during the month of May. The basic requirements are simple - a small table or ledge, a white cloth, a statue or image of Mary and some wild flowers or flowers from the garden. The altar can serve as a focal point for family prayer during Mary’s month.
Baptism. Peadar Jack Quirke,
son of Gerard and Lucy (McLoughlin) Quirke, Shannonbridge,
was welcomed into the Christian community on Sunday last, 24th April.
Congratulations to the ten children who received First Holy Communion on Sunday Last. We also compliment and thank their parents, their teacher, and all who enhanced the celebration and the occasion.
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by on Thursday, please.
Church Cleaners: Mairéad Darcy, Martha Murphy, Marie McManus.
Altar Servers for this week: Group 3, Kate, Paddy, Adam.
Readers for next weekend:
Group 3, Michaela Anderson, Eileen Quinn.
Ministers of the Eucharist:
Group 2, Saturday Evening, S. Ryan, (M. Flannery).
Sunday, Marian McManus.
Altar Servers for Sunday next: Group 2, Jane, Tadhg, Roisín.
Reader for next Sunday: Noelle Daly.
Minister of the Eucharist for next Sunday, Leanne Quinn.
Cake Sale and Bric-à-Brac. Shannonbridge Active Retirement Association hold a cake sale in Shannonbridge Hall on Sunday next, 8th May, after Mass. All proceeds in aid of Parish Funds. Donations of home baking, confectionery and bric-à-brac would be greatly appreciated, and will be received at the Hall on Saturday from to It is hoped that the venture will receive the support of the entire parish.
Shannonbridge G.A.A. Lá na gClubanna at Shannonbridge G.A.A. Grounds on Sunday next, 8th May, to Music, dancing, barbeque. Shannonbridge’s first ever colour fun run! Entertainment for the whole community.
Contributions to the Collection for the Holy Land, next weekend, please.
Parish Lands have been let for the sum of €640.00.
Recent collection totals:-
Sunday last,............................. €1,260.00.
Ukraine Collection....................... €445.00.
Monthly Collection, April,............. €560.00.
Thank you very much.
Masses for the Dead:-
Saturday 30th, Shannonbridge, 8.00 p.m., May Rocke, Shannonbridge, and her deceased sisters and brother.
Saturday, 7th May, Shannonbridge, 8.00 p.m., Pat and Patrick Duffy, and Bessie O’Connor, Clonmacnois.
Sunday 8th, 12.00 noon, Shannonbridge, Patricia Killeen,