CLONMACNOIS PARISH NEWSLETTER FEB 26TH 2017
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 25th/26th Feb 2017
Sat 25th 8p.m. Brigid & Pat Flannery & Jimmy Flannery
Sun 26th 10:30a.m. John-Joe Maleney (1st Anniv.).
Mon 27th– 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 28th (Shrove) 10:00a.m. Communion
Wed 1st (Ash Wed) 10:00a.m. S/bridge
Wed 1st (Clonfanlough) 7:00p.m.
Fri 3rd First Friday 10:00a.m. S/bridge
Fri 3rd 7:00p.m. (Clonfanlough)
Sat 4th 10:00a.m.
Masses for Sat 4th /Sun 5th March 2017
Sat 4th 8p.m. Bina & Tom Nugent
Sun 5th 10:30a.m. Michael & Mary Kelly (Clonfanlough)
Dues 2016 Statement
There are six collections each year. Last year they comprised of:
(Balance forward €1270), Shrove €1730, Easter €2605, Pentecost €2255, Harvest €1685. November €2,020, Christmas €2,830 Total €14,395 (Total in 2015 €17,259)
Each of the 41 parishes pool Dues income to support the 56 priests serving this diocese with a monthly income of €1,700 per Calendar Month, (€392 gross per week) or €20,400 per annum . This is likely to fall.
Once again I acknowledge and thank parishioners for their contributions which help to keep Church, and priest and parish facilities available to all.
UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS
Shannonbridge: 4th March 2017 8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh & Rachel
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly Dympna Fitzpatrick, Dympna O’Carroll
Clonfanlough:- Sun 5th March 2017 10:30a.m.
Altar Servers: Group 1 Conor S. Conor B., Eoin S., Abigail K
Reader: Kathleen Guinan
Minister of the Eucharist:Declan McEvoy
Monthly Cleaning Rota (March )
Josie Egan Betty Dolan
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
Day of Fast & Abstinence (Ages 18-60)
Fast = one full meal and two “collations” or light meals. Abstinence = the use of meat or its products is forbidden.
LENTEN TROCAIRE CAMPAIGN
–Box available from the Churches of the Parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Temperance Sunday (Feb 26th) , coming as it does, on the threshold of Lent, invites us to take a different approach. It invites us to enjoy a life free of the scourges of alcohol and drug abuse. Over the years thousands of people have accepted that invitation, have taken on that challenge, and as a consequence, have enjoyed life to the full. That opportunity is open to all.
Pioneer Lenten Challenge! Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. Make your Lenten pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie and joining online or by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative.
Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being. Go for it and make a difference to someone’s life!
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 March 15th from 8-9p.m.
STATION MASSES: The tradition of hosting Mass in the home is a beautiful part of our faith tradition. If you would like to help continue this– I’d love to hear from you. Remember simplicity is best. No need for fuss, just a cup of tea.
MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE (LIMERICK)
the Annual MA in Education & Wellbeing of the Older Person Free Public Lecture Series will take place on Friday 3rd and 10th of March from 6.30pm-9pm in T204, Tara Building, MIC.
"These lectures are a must for all those interested in issues affecting older people in society today.' All Talks are free to attend but pre-booking is required. For more information and to book email@example.com
Offertory Feb 19th €750 Shrine €100
Shrove Dues Envelope falls this week. Thank you for your generosity.
DIARY THIS WEEK
Walking Group: (Monday &Wednesday) Assemble at Church: earlier time of 7:30pm.
Shannonbridge GAA Minor Club
Registration Night for all age groups
Registration Night for all age groups
With training for Under 8’s and Under 6’s On Monday 27th Feb. in Clonfanlough Hall from 7-8pm Cost €15 per child Or €60 per family
Active Retirement A.G.M. next Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. All members requested to attend.
SLIM FOR LENT fundraiser for Palliative Care in conjunction with Cornafulla Walking Club weigh in Shrove Tuesday 28th Feb and weigh out Holy Thursday 13th April in Clann na nGael Clubhouse 7-9pm both nights. Sponsor Cards available on the night
WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH
Athlone IT Ash Wednesday Mass 11am Location : John McCormack Hall
Cluain Ciaráin Prayer Centre No Mass.
FRIDAY 3rd MARCH
MARRIED COUPLES Gift yourselves a special weekend break together to boost and refresh your relationship by making a Marriage Renewal Weekend. The next Weekend will be at The Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March 2017. For more info and / or to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie or call (087) 784 0408. Weekends are presented by Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland
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. Tel: 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.