Friday, September 08, 2017


  Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500                                       
   Email:   WEB                              
Sat 9th  NO 8:00p.m. Mass.
(Mass at Clonmacnois for Feast of St. Ciaran)
Mon 11th, Mass
 Tues 12th,  Communion Service
 Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Fri 15th  Mass  
Sat 16th 8:00p.m. William Dillon (15th A)

Sun 10th Sept 10:30a.m. Peoples Intention
Sun 17th Sept 10:30a.m. Catherine (Kitty) Higgins (1st A.)

CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed 13h Sept @ 7:30p.m.
RECENT DEATHS : Jim Downey 6 St. Kierans Park, & Lisbrock, Curraghboy Angela Redican Clonfanlough & 11 Collins Lane, Tullamore. Both laid to rest in Clonmacnois.


OFFERTORY Sept 2/3rd  €760

HARVEST DUES envelope  falls this weekend. Thank you for your generous support.

SAINTS OF THE WEEK Tues 12th Most Holy Name of Mary Wed 13th St. John Chrysostom Thurs 14th The exaltation of the Holy Cross Fri 15th Our Lady of Sorrows
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.

FITNESS CLASSES  Starting in October in Shannonbridge Hall. To enrol or for information.. Telephone  087 2410587
 UPCOMING CHURCH ROSTERS                                                                
Shannonbridge:  16th Sept  2017 @8p.m.
Altar Servers:  Group 4 Darragh, Lauren & Isobel
Reader:  Catherine Doolan 
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Kathleen Price, Catherine Curley, Patricia Anderson
Clonfanlough:Sun 17th Sept @  10:30
Altar Servers: Group 3  Conor D, Roisin D, Teagan D, Rory D-n
Reader: Marie Egan
Min.  of Eucharist:Bridie Coughlan
Monthly Cleaning Rota   (Sept) Anne McEvoy, Eilish Egan
STATION MASSES This is the time of year when we celebrate the ‘Station Masses’, a long-standing tradition in Ireland & and unbroken link with the faith and practice of our ancestors. We are looking for volunteers to host the Station  Mass, even it is not your ‘Turn’, or/and having it for the first time; or you may simply wish to have Mass in your home. We would encourage people to keep the occasion as simple as possible. We do not want this to be a burden on anybody.
SEPTEMBER is a month where many people consider something new. If you’d like to help in the Mission of this Parish by   helping as a Server, Reader, Choir, Church Cleaning, Eucharistic Minister or any role we’d love to hear from you. Contact Fr. Tom 086 8319500

 SUNDAY 10th SUNDAY 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 (WMOF) 2018 that will take place in Dublin August 2018 We are encouraging families to make a special effort to attend this year’s Pattern.  Fr. Pat Murphy. (PP Mohill) and Mrs Sharon Connon (Ferbane) will speak on the theme of family. There will be a presentation of a WMOF candle to a representative from each parish at the Mass. Could I have the name of a volunteer family who will represent our parish and receive the WMF candle on Sunday next.
MONDAY 11th SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES recommence  Monday 4th Sept at 8:30p.m. in Cloghan Hall, Beginners welcome. Enquiries to Alice at 086 2220328
TUESDAY 12th ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION resumes after Summer on Tuesdays after 10a.m. Mass. Meeting in Killeens this week.   
WEDNESDAY 13TH SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP  - have your Say…  The village renewal scheme proposed plans, will be available for your inspection in the Tourist office over the next few days, prior to the Public Consultation Meeting which will take place on Wednesday 13th September in the hall between 6-8pm. Signed written proposals may also be presented for submission at the Tourist office during this time. Now is the opportunity for you to have your say.
SHANNONBRIDGE COMMUNITY LIBRARY Opening hours Thursdays 7pm to 9 pm. Great selection of books on offer for adults and children.
FRIDAY 15th CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL Cluain Chiarain Prayer Centre on Friday 15th  of September and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and Prayers follow until 2.10am. All Welcome. Enquiries Dave; 085-7746763
SATURDAY 16th  DAY VISIT TO LOUGH DERG with High St./Belmont if interested contact Marion 086 4098010
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH PATHWAYS TO APPRENTICESHIP Help on how to apply. Information morning at Jobs Club Ballinasloe, Tuesday, Sept 19th at 11a.m. 090-9643057

[Launch of Diocesan Preparation at Clonmacnois Pattern Sept 10th 2017]
God, our Father, We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,One family, in the Spirit of your love.                                                                                    
Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.       Protect all families with your loving care, Especially those for whom we now pray:  [We pause and remember family members and others by name].      
  Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen Mary, mother and guide, pray for us. Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us. Saint Joachim and Anne, pray for us. Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us                  
   PRAYER TO ST. CIARAN St Ciarán Patron of our parish&diocese.Watch over your people.Teacher and friend,Help us to see God’s presence,Prayerful youth.Inspire the young. Pilgrim for God,Be with all missionaries.Steep us in Gospel Ways.Protector&Patron,confirm our faith, that we may walk anew with Christ

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