Friday, June 16, 2017

ST. CIARAN’S CHURCHES, SHANNONBRIDGE &  CLONFANLOUGH                                                                    
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                         
Saturday 17th June 8:00p.m. Patrick  & Paddy Duffy (Do This In Memory Mass)
Mon 19th 10a.m. Communion Service
Tues 20th NO  SERVICE
(Shannonbridge A.R.A. trip to Knock)
Wed 21st 10a.m. Communion Service
[Mass 10a.m. Ard Chiarain ]
Thurs 22nd 10a.m. Communion Service
Fri 23rd 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 24th  8p.m.  Jimmy, Lizzy & James Joseph McManus (Leitra)
Sun 18th June 10:30a.m. Egan Family
Sun 25th June  10:30a.m.
MASS CARDS As was suggested, I stock a range of Mass Cards/Bouquets in the Church Sacristy
[Mass in Neighbouring Churches, St. Mary’s Clonfad Sunday 10a.m., High Street  12 Noon Sunday]
Offertory June 11th  €860
Holy Land envelopes please return
June Mnthly envelope fell due June 11th.
SAINTS of the week: 20th June Feast of the Irish Martyrs.  June 21st St Aloysius Gonzaga. 23rd June Feast of the Sacred Heart.  24th June Feast of St. John the Baptist.
CONGRATS to U-12 ladies county Champions Shannonbridge’s Kate Ryan, Aine Leonard and Rachel Carty were part of the Naomh Ciaran team that won the under 12 county final against Rhode at the weekend.. well done girls!
  UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                 
Shannonbridge24th June 2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group Group 4
Darragh, Lauren & Isobel
Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Euch. Minister: Martha Murphy
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Anne Ryan,Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell 
Clonfanlough:Sun 25th June @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group Group 3  Conor D. Roisin D. Teagan D. Rory D.
Reader: Ann Guinan
Min.  of the Eucharist:Leanne Quinn
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (June) Leanne Quinn, Breda Maleney
RECENT DEATHS Joe Clarke Clonark/Coosan brother in law of John Deeley. Catherine Naessens (died May 13th) Dublin (niece of Kay Fitzpatrick.)

CORRECTION  to last week’s Bulletin
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY thanks to all who donated €280 at their recent church gate collection in Shannonbridge. & Clonfanlough.

 SATURDAY JULY 1st PRO-LIFE   RALLY DUBLIN leaving Banagher Church.10:30 a.m. Book 087 6960542
BALLINTUBBER ABBEY DAY PILGRIMAGE has been arranged for Thursday 6th July for St. Ciarán’s Pastoral area.  Adults €10, Children €5 Those who may be interested please let me know as soon as possible.Contact 090 9674125/086 8319500 

 MISSION APPEAL : The Pallottine Fathers are making their Mission Appeal in the Dioceses of Ardagh and Clonmacnois this year.  They will speak at all masses in our Parish on Sat 24th / Sun 25th June.  2nd Collection after Communion                                                  SACRED HEART NOVENA JUNE 15th-23rd        Lord Jesus, your Sacred Heart is always open in love to each of us, especially when we are suffering. To all who come to you seeking your help, you show your compassion and healing power. You care for us when we are lost, sympathise with us in loneliness and comfort us in mourning; you are closest to us when we are weakest. You reach out your hand to us when we stumble and have most need of your help. I ask you to listen to my prayer during this novena, and grant what I ask. If what I ask is not for my own or others’ good, gran me always  what is best, that I may build up your kingdom of love in our world. Amen.
CEMETERY DATES                                         
Clonmacnois Sat Aug 5th 2017 @7p.m.              (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge Vigil)                     Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 7th @ 7p.m.                                       Templeduff Children’s Cemetery, Cloniffeen Tuesday, August 15th @ 7p.m.                               FRANCES HOGAN SCRIPTURE SCHOLAR speaking in the parish centre Kilbeggan on Sunday 18th & 25th of June at 12 Noon.                                            
  NATIONAL HOLY WELLS DAY On Sunday 18 June, St. Ciaran’s Well, Clonmacnois at 3p.m. (Short Station) you & your friends are invited to visit one of 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing. On this day, you can pray for the protection of water and furthermore you can plan with others how to protect the water in your area. Visit                                                         
  FIRST RESPONDER DEMO Birr First Responders  carried out a demonstration incl. CPR, first aid, concussion etc. in Shannonbridge clubhouse on Monday evening last. Demonstration was a huge success and there was a very sizeable turnout.  Following on  we will hold a National Ambulance Certified course in Shannonbridge Hall. Contact Doris Claffey on 087 2211637 or Paula Claffey on 087 6891036 if  interestedwould like to put your name down to attend.

 TUESDAY– June 20th
Active Retirement Association trip to Knock Shrine. Mass with Fr. O’Hanlon. Bus leaving Church @9:30 ph 0872990833.
Cluain Chiaráin Centre Mass 7:30p.m
Shannonbridge Tidy Towns Clean Up Wednesday 7-8p.m. (day change owing to school play- reverts to Thursday thereafter)
THURSDAY June 22nd
INTRODUCING NEW MUSIC FOR WEDDINGS & FUNERALS with Sharon Lyons. Thursday, June 22nd 2017 Newtownforbes Church Free entrance. Pre-booking via
FRIDAY June 23rd
WOW - Women On Wheels  (9 local women cycling  >600 km from  Mizen Head - Malin Head in August. WOW are supporting Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services (ODVSS). Launch tonight  McIntyre's pub in Shannon Harbour. Contact Clare Lynch on 087 1227666 for further details SUNDAY JUNE 25th Athlone Agri Show takes place Sunday 25th June from 10 am at Athlone Equestrian Centre, Moydrum.  Dog, Equine, Ovine, Cookery Competitions. Entertainment on the day. Visit or contact 0868521575 
 Please return  Nomination forms as soon as possible, nominating at least 2-4 people from our parish. Help to form our shared future as a  Christian Community. .
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA will host an open meeting for everyone in the parish on Mon 26th June at 8.30pm in Clonfanlough Hall. The meeting will be used to discuss future development within the club, including fundraisers and short/long term goals etc. We would like to see everyone attend as the club is not only for members but represents the whole parish. All ideas regarding fundraisers & ideas & future development needed.We need your attendanceprove areas within our club going forward will be welcome. This meeting is extremely important and will help shape the Club’s future so please come along. 

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