CLONMACNOIS PARISH NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 27TH 2016
Masses for November 26/27th
Sat. 26th Nov 8p.m. Mary Fallon-Galvin (Memorial Mass)
Sun 27th Nov. 10:30a.m. Philomena Coolahan
Masses for Dec. 3rd/4th
Sat 3rd Dec 8p.m. Billy & Bridget Duffy
Sun 4th Dec 10:30a.m. Peoples Intn.
Sunday Dec 4th @ 7p.m. Shannonbridge [Advent Evening Prayer & Benediction ]
[Rosary at 9:45a.m. Shannonbridge] 10am Tue-Sat (Mon 28th Communion Service)
Wed 30th Nov. 7:30 Cluain Chiaráin
Mon 28th Nov. & Fri 2nd Dec 7p.m. Clonfanlough
RECENT DEATHS In your kindness remember in prayer ...Teresa Fitzpatrick sister of Peter Kelly (Clonfanlough) and Fr. Jim Moran S.J. brother of Sr. Maura OSU (Ard Chiarain)
Sunday Mass in nearby churches:- St. Mary’s, Cloonfad, 10.00 a.m.;
Ballinahowen Sunday 11:30a.m., Sts. Patrick and Saran, High Street, 12.00 noon.; St. Mary’s, Ferbane, 7.00 p.m.
Offertory Nov 19th/20th €705 Shrine €190
2017 Bible Diaries for some years I have supplied Bible Diaries (Reading of Day, reflection & journal space. If you’d like to get one at cost price €7 please contact me (Tom Cox) One possible gift idea!
ST. PAUL’S SUNDAY MISSAL 2017 – Readers may collect their copy in the sacristy. Also available generally to buy for €6.00.
OFFERTORY BOXES New boxes of envelopes begin this weekend for the next 13th months up to Dec 31st 2017. We hope in future to avail of a taxback facility, where the tax you have already paid on your donation can be gifted to the Parish. It doesn’t cost you a cent extra. It’s another reason why the envelope usage really helps your donation go further. Thank you to our distributors, collectors and counters who help in this task.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Annual Christmas Party in Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe on Friday 9th December at 7.30 sharp. All welcome..Music by Paudie Bennett . Bus leaving Shannonbridge Church at 7pm. Cost €26 . Contact Sr Margaret Mary 0872990833 / Ann Rohan. 0868142714
THE PRIORY INSTITUTE is delighted to offer an online Advent Retreat featuring a series of four online reflections given over four weeks in preparation for Christmas. A different speaker will offer each reflection online. Further information: www.prioryinstitute.com
UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS
Shannonbridge: 3rd Dec 2016 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 3, Kate, Paddy & Adam
Reader: Catherine Doolan
Eucharistic Minister: Martha MurphyChurch Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly)
Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena
Clonfanlough:- Sun 4th Dec 2016 10:30a.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Jane E, Tadgh T, Roisin D.
Reader: Declan McEvoy
Minister of the Eucharist: Ann Guinan
Monthly Cleaning Rota (November)
Dorothy Darcy and Joey Rigney
Safeguarding Message from Bishop Francis, 2016 Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas; it has a special atmosphere of expectation and of looking forward to the events of Bethlehem. During this season many children will participate in nativity plays, carol services and liturgies. I hope they have a very happy and joyful time with their families and friends.
I thank our Parish Safeguarding Representatives and our Priests for their very important work in ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our Church related activities. Their vigilance gives reassurance to all.
I encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact our Designated Persons: Sean Leydon (087-7431649) or Róisín O’Doherty (087-3327587).
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS CHOIR
3 names received-any musician(s) out there. I will provide the Carols. It’s just for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal Churchgate Collection Sat 3rd Dec 8p.m. Shannonbridge. Support welcome
'Preparing for Christmas with St. Matthew' with Fr. Brendan McConvery CSsR, Scoil an Chroi Naofa, Society St., Ballinasloe, 2.30 - 5.15 pm on Sunday Nov. 27th. All welcome.
Advent Prayer in Ard Chiarain: Every Monday Nov 28th, Dec 5th,12th, 19th (Carols) at 8.00pm Led by Fr. Cronan Glynn (Carmelite) OCarm
A warm invitation and welcome to all our Senior Citizens to the local Christmas Parties. Enjoy an afternoon of food and entertainment.
Shannonbridge : Sun, Dec 4th 1p.m.
Clonfanlough Dec 11th 1p.m. onwards
GIFT COLLECTION FOR S.V.P.
With the blessing of children at Mass on the 10th Dec in Shannonbridge at 8p.m. & the 11th Dec. in Clonfanlough at 10:30a.m.
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul would appreciate practical gifts for children in need, such as underwear, socks, T-shirts, toothbrushes etc.. Please wrap gifts and label with age & gender.
CAROL SERVICE in Clonmacnois Monastic Grounds on Dec 11th at 4p.m. in C of I Church
INTRODUCTION OF MINISTRY OF PARISH CATECHIST AND OF PERMANENT DEACONS - Further information on the Ministry of Parish Catechist is available from Fr Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 043 6685847, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. 090 643 0124. Email: email@example.com Also at the following website: www.vocations.ie