Saturday, August 26, 2017

  Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                       
   Email:   WEB                            

Sat 26th August 8:00p.m.Vigil Mass of Sunday
Mon 27th/Tues 28th/Wed 30th/Thurs 31st 10a.m. Mass
Fri 1st Sept 10a.m. Communion Service
(Fr. Tom has family funeral in Kilkenny)
Sat. 2nd Sept  10a.m. Mass
Sat 2nd Sept 8:00p.m. Margaret & Kieran
Joseph Mannion (Aughinacabe)
Sun Aug 27th 10:30a.m.
Fri 1st Sept 7:00p.m. John P.  & Margaret O’Shea (Lakefield)
Sun 3rd Sept 10:30a.m. Gordon McEvoy

OFFERTORY Aug 19/20th  €745


SAINTS OF THE WEEK Mon 28th. St. Augustine Tues 29th Beheading of John the Baptist . Wed 30th St. Fiacre (monk)Thurs 31st St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Fri 1st Sept St. Giles (Abbot)

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 30th Aug @7:30p.m.
BAPTISM MEETING Next meeting for
Parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahowen on Thursday 14th September  from 8-9p.m.

DAN EDWARDS The OPW are honoured to host an exhibition displaying the unique artistic work of local craftsman Dan Edwards. The exhibition concludes Sunday, 27th August 11a.m.-4:30p.m. Free entry to Clonmacnois Monastic site on Sunday, 27th August to celebrate Heritage Week.

 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  2nd Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 2 Fiachra, Sean, Niamh, Aoife
Reader:  Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 3rd Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 1 Conor S. Abigail K.
Reader: Kathleen Guinan 
Min.  of Eucharist:Declan McEvoy
Monthly Cleaning Rota  (Aug) Marian Devery, Ann Kelly
 (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan

FEAST  ST. CIARAN  We will celebrate Mass for the feast of St Ciaran, Sat 9th Sept in Clonmacnois @ 7pm. (replaces 8p.m. Shannonbridge)
SCHOOL RETURNS  Clonmacnois N.S. will re-open on Wednesday 30th . Best wishes to everyone.
FIRST FRIDAY Friday, 1st September is the first Friday of the month. Fr. Tom will be making his calls on Thursday 31st August. .

 SEPTEMBER 3RD DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK  led by Bishop Francis Duffy. Ceremonies begin at 2:30p.m. with the anointing of the sick, and mass will be celebrated at 3p.m. We encourage as many of you as possible to join with us as we gather as a Diocese on this special Day of Pilgrimage. 
A BUS will travel from the parish as usual.  The day trip will include a breakfast and an evening meal.  Provisional Price €32 (to be confirmed and dependent on numbers). If interested, please Give your name(s) to either Darran Finnerty 086 8776273 or Teresa Rohan 090 6430072 . Departure 9:15 (Clonfanlough Church) & 9:30 (Shannonbridge church)    Preacher Fr. Tom Cox
GRANDPARENTS NATIONAL ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock' 
SEPTEMBER 10th PATTERN DAY  will be celebrated Sunday 10th Sept with the traditional pattern, beginning 2:45p.m.  followed by concelebrated mass at 3pm
We will officially launch our diocesan program in preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 that will take place in Dublin August 2018
We are encouraging families to make a special effort to attend this year’s Pattern.  Preacher Fr. Pat Murphy.
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA –DUCK DERBY, Sunday 27th August at Marina 4p.m. €3 per duck or 2 for €5. Refreshments in Playground afterwards.
                                                                                                                                      CLOTHING COLLECTION for Shannonbridge GAA Minor Club on Wednesday 30th August at 9:30a.m. in Shannonbridge GAA Club. Bags can be left with committee members or dropped outside Shannonbridge Hall any time before then. Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels, curtains and soft toys. (We cannot accept wet or dirty clothing, mats, duvets or pillows.)
CHILDRENS LITURGY SHEET Some copies of a child-friendly activity sheet  (word mazes, colour-in) based on the Gospel of the Day are available. Feel free to take or use one if you’re at Mass with little people or want to occupy them afterwards! 
NEW APPOINTMENTS September 1st sees priests in our diocese moving & taking up new appointments. Locally Fr. James MacKiernan will be moving form Boher, where he has been since 2005 to his new appointment as Adm., Longford Parish. We thank him for his warmth, energy and pastoral care in our Cluster. We welcome Fr. P.J. Hughes who will take up appointment in Boher. 
HIGH ST./BELMONT WOMEN’S GROUP  Day visit to Lough Derg on Saturday, 16th September, if interested please give your name to one of the committee members.
SHANNONBRIDGE GAA Well done to all the shannonbridge players on the ferbane panel who won U14B county semi-final in Cloghan Aug 23rd Adam O'Carroll, Cian Duffy, Conor Brazil, Sean flannery, Jamie Probin, Matthew Darcy and Sean Quirke.

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