Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME
25th/26th June, 2016
Jesus said, “Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the
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Mass times:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), ; Weekdays, Clonfanlough, Sunday, , Thursday,
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, Missa pro Populo, in Shannonbridge on Sunday 26th at 12.00 noon.
Mass is celebrated at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
A Healing Mass will be celebrated in the
and Paul, Athlone,
on Thursday 30th, at Celebrant, Fr. Michele Barone, Church of Sts. Peter , joined by Fr. Jim
Candon O.P.. Individual blessing will be
imparted afterwards. All are
welcome. Further details from Kathleen
O'Connor or Paul Woods, 087 782 8283. Naples
Friday is the First Friday of July. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Thursday. Please note change of day. Neighbours and carers are asked to inform those concerned.
The Revised Mass Schedule in the Pastoral Cluster Area comes into effect on Sunday next, 3rd July. In the Parish of Clonmacnois:- Shannonbridge, Saturday (Vigil), ; Clonfanlough, Sunday, ( Mass discontinued).
The proposal that the arrangement alternate between the two churches, on a six-monthly basis, has been discussed at cluster level. It will not affect the operation of the timetable in adjoining parishes.
The new schedule includes Mass on Sunday, at , in St. Mary’s Church, Ferbane.
Sunday 26th is the Feast of
St. Josemaría Escrivá,
1902-1975, founded Opus Dei to promote the spread of the word of God throughout
the world; canonised in 2002.
Monday 27th, St. Cyril of
Patriarch of Alexandria, defended the teaching that Mary is the Mother of God. Alexandria
Tuesday 28th, St. Irenæus, 130-200, martyr, Bishop of Lyons in
, defended the
faith against the Gnostics who proclaimed the dominance of evil. France
Wednesday, 29th June, is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. On the day traditionally observed in pagan
as the day of its
foundation by Rome and Remus we
celebrate the feast of the twin founders of the Church in Romulus . St. Peter died by crucifixion and Rome , a Roman citizen,
was beheaded between 64 and 67. St. Paul
Thursday 30th is the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome who died under the emperor Nero in the year 64.
Friday, 1st July, St. Oliver Plunkett, born at Loughcrew, Co. Meath, 1625; Archbishop of Armagh 1669, martyred at Tyburn, London, 1st July, 1681; canonised, 12th October, 1975.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage 2016
7 Ceremonies for the Year of Mercy
— Dates and Themes and Places
Thursday, 30th June,
Visit the Sick,
Ferbane Nursing Home.
Thursday, 7th July,
Educate the Young,
St. Rynagh’s N.S., Banagher.
Thursday, 14th July,
Counsel the Doubtful, Comfort the Sorrowful,
Thursday, 21st July,
Convert the Sinner, Beginning with Ourselves,
Thursday, 28th July,
Give Food to the Hungry,
Give Drink to the Thirsty,
Thursday, 4th August,
Forgive Injuries, Bear Wounds Patiently,
Thursday, 11th August,
Pray for the Living and the Dead,
— All ceremonies at
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet at
, on Thursday 30th, at (after Mass), to discuss roof repairs. Clonfanlough Church
The Altar Servers’ Tour takes place on Thursday 30th, to Lough Key Forest Park and the Boda Borg experience. Servers should bring a picnic. The bus leaves Shannonbridge at , stopping at the Ballyhearth Turn, , Ballinahown,
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by on Thursday, please.
Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena.
Altar Servers for this week:
Group 2, Fiachra, Seán, Niamh, Rachel.
Reader for Saturday next: Séamus Grennan.
Minister of the Eucharist: Sinéad Ryan.
Altar Servers for Sunday next:
Group 1, Conor S., Conor B., Eoin, Abigail.
Reader for next Sunday: Alan/Leanne Devery.
Minister of the Eucharist for next Sunday, Bridie Coughlan.
Contributions to the Monthly Collection for July, next weekend, please.
Thank you for last Sunday’s collection, €810.00.
Masses for the Dead:-
Saturday 25th, 8.00 p.m., Shannonbridge, Edward and Elizabeth Connor, Woodbank.
Sunday, 3rd July, 10.30 a.m., Clonfanlough, Thomas and Mary Murray, Drumraney, Athlone.