ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, SHANNONBRIDGE
ST. CIARAN’S CHURCH, CLONFANLOUGH
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Administrator) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org shannonbridge.blogspot.ie
Masses for Sat 28th/29th Jan
Sat 28th 8:00p.m. Kathleen Lantry née Norton, Tullabeg, Clonmacnois
Sunday Jan 29th 10:30a.m. Bridget Rigney
Mon 30th & Tues 31st (St. John Bosco) 10:00a.m. Communion Service (No Mass)
Wed 1st Feb (Feast of St. Brigid) 10:00a.m. Margaret, Michael & Denis Kelly
Thurs 2nd (Candlemas Day) 10:00a.m.
Candles for use in the home & Church are blessed on this Day.. If you have candles you wish blessed, please bring them.
Fri 3rd Feb (St. Blaise-blessing of throats at 10:00a.m. (Shannonbridge) and 7:00p.m. Clonfanlough
Masses for Sat 4th/5th Feb 2017
Sat 4th Feb 8:00p.m. Michael & Stephen Shrahan (Anniv)
Sun 5th Feb 10:30a.m. Jack & Mary & Pat Maloney
FIRST FRIDAY Fri. 3rd Feb is the First Friday of the Month. Sick will be visited
RECENT DEATHS Annie Grenham, (nee O’Brien) Ahasrcragh & formerly Raghrabeg
Offertory Jan 22nd € 665 Shrine €115
2017 PARISH CALENDARS & St. Paul Missals (Sunday readings for Parish Readers & if you’d like a copy) some left
UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS
Shannonbridge: 4th Feb 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh & Rachel
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll
Eucharistic Minister:Margaret Duffy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly Eileen Quinn, Dolly Deeley,
Clonfanlough:- Sun 5th Feb 2017 10:30a.m.
Altar Servers: Group 1 Conor Sl, Conor B., Eoin S. Abigail K.
Reader: Sophie Gilson
Minister of the Eucharist:Ann GuinanMonthly Cleaning Rota (February ) Maureen Claffey Bridie Coughlan
Centenary of Fatima Apparitions
Tullamore Parish Pilgrimage June 8-15th. Seven nights full board €749pps. Spiritual Director Fr. Shane Crombie. Contact Pat Kidney 0863192399 or P.J. Smyth 086-8796190
FIRST COMMUNION DATES 2017 1st Confession Wed March 15th First Communion Sat. May 13th
BAPTISM MEETING The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen on Thursday February 15th and March 15th. Parents can contact me (Tom Cox) about attendance at these meetings.
St. Blaise Feast day 3rd February. An Armenian bishop martyr of the fourth century. Tradition states that he was a physician before becoming a bishop. Since the eight century he has been venerated as patron of those who suffer from diseases of the throat. So throats will be blessed after all Masses on Friday.
there will be blessing of throats after Masses at 10.00 am (Shannonbridge)and 7.00 pm. (Clonfanlough)
ARDAGH & CLONMACNOIS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017 – 27th May – 1st June, five nights, fully inclusive price €725. Please contact: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin. Tele: 01-2410812 or 01-2410811. Pilgrimage Director: Monsignor Bernard Noonan, PP, Moate, Tele: 090 6481180. Director Special Section for Sick/Assisted Pilgrims: Rev. Michael Scanlon, PP, Cloghan, Tele 090 457122.
A Prayer in Spring
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfil (Robert Frost)
Bookings now taken for Spring Station Masses
DIARY THIS WEEK
Coffee Morning for all in Killeens after 10a.m. Mass. A time to meet & greet
Social Dancing Classes in Cloghan Hall Mondays 8:30p.m. All Welcome
Walking Group: (Monday&Wednesday) Assemble at Church: earlier time of 7:30pm.
WEDNESDAY 1st February
Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre Mass 7:30p.m.
High St/Belmont Social Dancing at 8p.m. in High Street Hall. All Welcome
COMPUTER CLASSES all levels, Crank House,, Banagher. Also Manual Handling Course. Call Carmel 057 9152003
Portiuncula University Hospital
Remembrance Service on Monday 6th February 2017 at 7.30pm in Portiuncula University Hospital Chapel. A service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage , stillbirth or neonatal death.
INFORMATION MEETING ON PERMANENT DIACONATE in Ballinasloe Family Centre, (near health Centre) town side of Ballinasloe. On Mon 30th Jan from 8-10p.m. Speakers will include Deacon William Gacquin & his wife Carmel (Curraghboy, Athlone) and Deacon Seamus Talbot & his wife Teresa (Kilteevan, Roscommon).
William & Seamus were ordained as Deacons for the Elphin Diocese in 2012 following completion of a year of discernment & a subsequent 3 year formation programme. Both are involved in parish ministry and last year Seamus was appointed Administrator of Kilbride & Derrane Parish.