Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
28th/29th May, 2016
“Do This in Memory of Me”
If there is any command to which we have been religiously obedient it is this command of ‘not forgetting’.
“Do this in my memory!”
Do it again and again.
We are still trying to understand what it means.
But, Lord, we have broken the Bread
just as you asked us to do.
If there’s anything to which we’ve been faithful,
it’s this ‘not forgetting’ request.
In big churches, in small crowds,
with friends, with strangers,
we meet, we break the Bread, we share the Cup.
And something happens,
not only to the bread and wine, but to us.
In our meeting together
we remind each other not to forget.
We are still trying to understand
what it really means.
We are still trying to recognise you, Lord,
in the breaking and the sharing.
But we haven’t forgotten!
(From the "Do This in Memory" programme.)
Mass times:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), ; Sunday, 12.00 , Monday to Saturday, Clonfanlough, Sunday,
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, Missa pro Populo, in Shannonbridge on Sunday 29th, at 12.00 noon.
Mass for the Intentions of Students Sitting Examination in Shannonbridge on Saturday, 4th June, at 8.00 p.m.
Mass is celebrated at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
Pioneer Mass. A Regional Pioneer Mass will be celebrated in Clonmacnois at , on Friday, 3rd June, Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association is based on devotion to the Sacred Heart. All Pioneers from the Clonmacnois Region are welcome.
Cemetery Sunday will be celebrated in Clonmacnois Cemetery on Saturday, 6th August, at
Monday 30th is the Feast of St. Joan of Arc, burned at the stake in Rouen, France, in her late teens, patroness of soldiers and of France.
Tuesday 31st, The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast commemorates May’s visit to her cousin, St. Elizabeth.
Wednesday, 1st June, St. Justin, born in the Holy Land, settled in Rome where he opened a school, martyred 165.
Thursday 2nd, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Roman clergy martyred under the Roman Emperor, Diocletian, 303.
Friday 3rd, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, a celebration of the immense love of God for us, revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Friday 3rd, St. Kevin, principal patron Diocese of Dublin, wanted to be a hermit but followers gathered around him at Glendalough forming a monastic settlement. He died 618.
Saturday 4th, The Immaculate Heart of Mary. This feast celebrates Mary’s instinctive, maternal relationship with her Son in his work of salvation.
Saturday 4th, the Ugandan Martyrs, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, 22 Ugandan youths martyred 1886.
“Do This in Memory.” The First Communion children and their parents participate in the liturgy this Sunday, completing the programme.
Friday is the First Friday of June. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Friday.
A National Pro-Life Gathering celebrating and supporting the 8th Amendment of the Constitution will be held at Molesworth Street, Dublin, on Saturday next, 4th June, from to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by on Thursday, please.
Church Cleaners: Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll, Edel Anderson.
Altar Servers for this week:
Group 1, Roisín, Darragh, Matthew, Emily.
Readers for next weekend:
Group 6, Darren Finnerty, Dympna O’Carroll.
Ministers of the Eucharist:
Group 4, Saturday Evening, M. Claffey.
Sunday, D. Finnerty.
Altar Servers for Sunday next:
Group 3, Conor, Adam, Charlie, Kelan.
Reader for next Sunday: Ann Guinan.
Minister of the Eucharist for next Sunday, Niall O’Shea.
Collection - Ninth World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host this meeting in 2018. Indications are that he or his successor will attend. Hosting a global gathering of this size will require huge financial outlay. Three annual church collections will be held to support the hosting of the event. The first collection is taken up this weekend, 28th/29th May. www.worldmeet ing2018.ie
Contributions to the Monthly Collection for June, next weekend, please.
Oesophageal Cancer Fund. The recent church gate collection brought in €110.00. The organisers thank those who contributed.
The Cake Sale and Bric-à-Brac held on Sunday, 8th May, for Parish Funds, realised €1,715.00. Once again we thank sincerely all who supported the event and the Active Retirement Association who took the initiative.
Thank you for last Sunday’s collection €950.00.
Masses for the Dead:-
Saturday 28th, 8.00 p.m., Shannonbridge, Edward and Brigid Cassidy, Shannonbridge.
Please pray for William Ring, Beverly, Massachusetts, who died on 29th April. His grandfather, Thomas Keena, emigrated from Creevagh in 1904.