Parish of Clonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Gerard Brady P.P.
Tel. 087 231 2353
THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME
31st July, 2016
In the parable the rich fool made arrangements to store his crops but neglected to make provision for the after-life.
Mass times:- Shannonbridge,
Saturday (Vigil), ; Weekdays,
Sunday, , First Friday,
Mass for the Intentions of the People of the Parish, Missa pro Populo, in Clonfanlough, on Sunday 31st, at 10.30 a.m.
Mass is celebrated at Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre, on Wednesday evenings at 7.30.
Songs of Praise in Clonmacnois this Sunday, 31st, at 4.00 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Cemetery Masses and Blessing of
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery,
Clonlyon Glebe, Monday, 1st August,
Templeduff Children’s Cemetery, Cloniffeen, Tuesday, 9th August,
Those attending are asked to bring Holy Water for the sprinkling of the graves.
Sunday 31st is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola,
1491-1556, from the north of
founded the Spain;
Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. Pope Francis is a Jesuit.
Monday, 1st August, St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori, 1696-1787, born near
, founder of the
Redemptorists, he taught much on moral theology and the spiritual life. Naples
Tuesday 2nd, St. Eusebius of
, laboured to
suppress the Arian heresy which denied the full divinity of Christ. He died in 371. Vercelli
Tuesday 2nd, St. Peter Julian Eymard, 1811-1868, native of
, established the
Blessed Sacrament Fathers and with the help of Sr. Marguerite Guillot founded
the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. France
Thursday 4th, St. John Mary Vianney, 1786-1859, Curé de Ars, renowned confessor and spiritual healer.
Friday 5th, the Dedication of the Basilica of
St. Mary Major in . It is the first church in the West named in honour of the
Mother of God. Rome
Saturday 6th, The Transfiguration of the Lord, a glimpse of his Resurrection glory.
Friday is the First Friday of August. The Holy Communion calls to the sick and housebound will be made on Friday.
First Saturday in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. Mass will be celebrated at the “Ark of Divine Mercy”, 23 Mitchell Terrace, Athlone, at on Saturday, 6th August. Celebrant, Fr. Liam Devine. A short procession will follow. All are welcome. Contact: 087 782 8283.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage 2016
Ceremonies for the Year of Mercy:
Thursday, 4th August,
Forgive Injuries, Bear Wounds Patiently,
Thursday, 11th August,
Pray for the Living and the Dead,
A Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, will take place on Saturday, 6th August, from to 5.30. Guest speaker, Fr. Peter McVerry. Theme, “Journeying to New Life”. All are welcome.
Fr. Gerard Brady, P.P. Clonmacnois,
to be P.P., Ballymachugh, Co. Cavan.
Fr. Tom Cox, C.C. Ferbane,
to be Adm. Clonmacnois.
The changes take effect on 1st September.
Newsletter. Items for inclusion in the Newsletter by on Thursday, please.
Shannonbridge:- Church Cleaners:
Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell.
Altar Servers: Group 1,
Roisín, Darragh, Matthew, Emily.
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll.
Minister of the Eucharist: Dympna Fitzpatrick.
Clonfanlough:- Altar Servers: Group 3,
Conor, Adam, Charlie, Kelan, Roisín.
Reader: Mary Kelly.
Minister of the Eucharist: Niall O’Shea.
Book Launch - “Dan Edwards, The Life and Times of a Craftsman and Artist”, by Declan Ryan with Dan Edwards, will be launched in Clonfanlough Hall, on Sunday, 21st August, at The book is hard back in full colour and on sale at €20.00. All are welcome.
Contributions to the Monthly Collection for August, next weekend, please.
Recent collection totals:-
Sunday, 17th July, €710.00.
Sunday, 24th July, €580.00.
Thank you very much.
Masses for the Dead:-
Saturday 30th, 8.00 p.m., Shannonbridge,
Brian and Josephine Kenny, Clondelara.
Sunday, 7th August, 10.30 a.m., Clonfanlough, Kieran and Margaret Egan, Glebe.