CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOVEMBER 26th 2017
Fr. Tom Cox Adm. (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB shannonbridge.blogspot.ie SOCIAL MEDIA www.facebook.com/parishofclonmacnois
ST. CIARAN’S, SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 25th Nov 8p.m. Kieran & Mary Mannion (Clonmacnois)
Mon 27th 10:00a.m. Mass (Holy Souls)
Tues 28th 10:00a.m. Communion Service
Wed 29th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 30th 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 1st Dec 10:00a.m. Mass (First Friday)
Sat 2nd Dec 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 2nd Dec 8p.m. Christina, John & Patrick Turley
Sat 3rd Dec 12 noon Christmas Party Mass. Blessing of Children/SVP Toy Collection
ST. CIARAN’S, CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 26th 10:30a.m. Edward & Brigid Mannion “Do This In Memory Mass” First Communicants
Tues 28th 7:00p.m. Mass (Holy Souls)
Sun 3rd Dec 10:30a.m. Peoples Intentions
Mass Wed 29th Nov @ 7:30p.m.
OFFERTORY Nov 19th €635
SAINTS OF THE WEEK Thur 30th St. Andrew
CHAPEL ST/ THE HILL
Teresa & Sean Rohan Fri Dec 1st 8p.m.
Thank you to all who hosted Stations Masses this past 6 weeks.
WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS To Noeleen O’Shea (Lakefield) & William Ross and to
Shona Egan & Derek O’Shea (Lakefield) who married recently on Oct 22nd and November 11th. respectively
BAPTISM We welcome baby Harlyn Kate Hennessy Clonfanlough into our Christian Community.
Shannonbridge: Sat 2nd Dec @8p.m.
Altar Servers: Group 3 Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Pattie Corbett
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
Church Cleaners Shannonbridge (weekly) Eileen Quinn, Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 3rd Dec @ 10:30
Altar Servers:Group 2. Jane E., Tadgh T, Charlie G.
Reader: Bridie Coughlan
Min. of Eucharist: Mary Kelly
Monthly Cleaning Rota (Nov) Joey Rigney, Dorothy Darcy (Dec Kathleen Norton/Helen Darcy)
Trócaire Romero Family Award is for families who would like to begin their spiritual preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. For more information, please take a card at the back of the Church.
THANK YOU from all involved in the Clonfanlough Christmas Social to all who came, to sponsors and helpers who together made it a memorable afternoon.
SAMARITANS Christmas Concert, Wed 6th Dec in Franciscan Friary, Athlone at 8p.m. (featuring Army Band, Athlone Pipe Band, Simon Casey, Compere Teresa Mannion) Tickets €12 available at Friary, Athlone. Samaritans are on free call 116 123 round the clock to listen in confidence
FIRST FRIDAY 1st Dec. Exposition & prayers after 10a.m. Mass.House calls then
If anyone would like a visit please let me know
BAPTISM Next meeting for parents in our Pastoral Area who have a child for Baptism in Parochial House, Ballinahown on Thursday 14th Dec (8-9p.m.) Then on Jan 18th and February 15th. Please let me know so I can book you in.
THIS WEEK IN DATES
WEDNESDAY 29th November Pastoral Area Meeting (St. Ciaran’s) in Banagher 8p.m .
FRIDAY DEC 1st Table Quiz in aid of Christmas Party in Killeens 9p.m. €20 table of 4
SUN. DEC 3rd SHANNONBRIDGE CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 3rd Shannonbridge Hall (Mass at 12 In Shannonbridge Church). Dinner & Dancing afterwards. Anyone who may not have got an invite to Shannonbridge Christmas Party and who would like to attend please contact Liz at 087 2410587.
SUNDAY DEC 3rd GIFT COLLECTION FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL with blessing of the children at Mass on 3rd Dec in Shannonbridge Church at 12 noon. This year St. Vincent De Paul would also appreciate practical gifts for children in need, such as underwear, socks, t-shirts, toothbrushes etc. Please wrap gifts and label with age and gender.
CHRISTMAS AT CLONONY CASTLE ! Santa Claus will be visiting Clonony Castle on Sunday 3rd December from 1pm to 5pm to meet and greet the children before Christmas. This is a free Event but a donation towards the cost of the Christmas treats and goodies would be gratefully accepted and very much appreciated ! The Christmas Gift Shop will also be open with a vast array of beautiful traditional Christmas Gifts. All are welcome !
FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
ADVENT SERIES Ard Chiarain Mondays Dec 4,11,18th (Carol Service) @ 8p.m. Details later
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH -COMMUNITY CAROLS in Shannonbridge Church [ diverted from Teampall Connor owing to ongoing works], the interdenominational Carol Service at 5p.m.
SUNDAY DEC 10th The Three Tenors in Concert in St. Brendan’s R.C. Church Birr on Sunday 10th December at 8.00 p.m. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office – 057 9122028 (mornings).
SPONSOR A LIGHT to remember loved ones at Christmas. Donation Box in local shops. Turning on of lights on Sunday, Dec 3rd at 4:30p.m. approx.
SVP NATIONAL COLLECTION DEC 2nd/3rd please give what you can.
MONITORED PERSONAL ALARM (PENDANT) free to over 65s (even if 2 in the house).. free monitoring for 1 year, or 3yr monitoring plan for €45 a year. For details contact Kevin McMorrow (SVP) (086) 8565754
MUSIC IN PARISH: I’m sure we are all grateful for the contribution of our Parish Choir in Shannonbridge– but we have children who would love to sing at Clonfanlough but we simply need someone to lead & direct them. Could you be that person? Even fortnightly/monthly? I can print hymns like I have below– but a “live” choir is much, much better. (T. Cox)