Sunday, April 29, 2018


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

Sat 28th April 8p.m. Mary Rocke & dec’d brothers & sisters & family members
Mon April 30th 10:00a.m. (St. Pius V) CommServ
Tues May 1st 10:00a.m. (St. Joseph /Worker) Mass
Wed May 2nd 10:00a.m.(St. Athanasius) Mass
Thurs May 3rd 10:00a.m. (Sts. Philip & James) M
Fri May 4th 10:00a.m. (St. Conleth)Mass
Sat May 5th 10:00a.m. (Bl. Edmund I. Rice)Mass
Sat May 5th 8:00p.m. Patricia Killeen (Anniv.)
Sun April 29th  10:30a.m.
Fri May 4th 7p.m. First Friday evening Mass
Sun May 6th 10:30a.m. Kieran Egan (M/M)
 Next Mass Wednesday, May 2nd  @ 7:30p.m.
Shannonbridge: Sat 5th May  2018@8p.m.
Servers: Group 1 Emily, Ruth & Grace Fallon
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick  
Church Care: Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 6th May  @  10:30
Server Group 3 Conor D, Roisin D., Teagan D.
Reader:  Alan/Leanne Devery
Min. of Eucharist: Kay Kelly
Church Care-May-Angela Walsh,Rosaleen Gunning

Glebe Micéal & Rita Molloy Fri May 4th @ 8p.m.
  SHANNONBRIDGE HALL: PILATES CLASS   Mondays 11a.m. €8 per class  EXERCISE CLASS  Tuesdays @ 8p.m.  Phone 087 2410587  ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC Tuesdays 10:45a.m.
FERBANE APOSTOLIC WORK - Are having their Annual Diocesan Display on Sunday 29th April commencing with concelebrated Mass at 11am in Ferbane Church and followed by a display of items for Missionary houses, mini Sale of Work, Cake Sale and refreshments in St. Cynoc’s N.S. adjacent to the Church. Should you like to sponsor an item for the Missions please contact Nuala 090 6454122, Padraigin 090 6454216 or Edel 086 3710166.

 THE WORLD MEETING OF  FAMILIES - Takes place in Dublin next August. It consists of a three day event at the RDS in Ballsbridge (August 22, 23, 24) a vigil-type Festival of Families in Croke Park on the evening of Saturday, August 25 and a concluding Mass in the Phoenix Park in the early afternoon of Sunday, August 25. There is a cost for attendance at the RDS days, but no cost for attendance at the Croke Park and Phoenix Park events, at which Pope Francis will preside. However, for attendance at any of these events, it will be necessary to register online at For the Croke Park event, where space is limited, priority will be given to people who have booked to participate in the World Meeting in the RDS

Offertory April 21/22nd  €665 April Monthly €370   Easter Dues  €3,110   Trócaire €2,090  to date  Thank You

BAPTISM  We welcome to our Parish Community Evie Teresa Gleeson  (Clonfanlough) and Tiernan John Malynn (6 Rachra Park)  who were baptised this weekend.

FIRST FRIDAY - Friday 4th is the First Friday of May. All the sick will be attended to.

HOLY HOUR FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE - In the light of the upcoming Referendum there will be a Holy Hour in Ferbane Church on Friday 4th May at 8pm. A quiet time of prayer together. All are welcome

BAPTISM - The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 17th May from 8- 9.00pm. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are on Thursday 14th June &Thursday 19th July. If you could let me know in advance it’d be great.
TROCAIRE– LAST CALL! Anyone who would like to make contribution to the Trocaire Lenten campaign can drop an envelope marked “Trocaire” into the offertory collection basket before the end of the month
CONGRATULATIONS - To the children in Clonmacnois N.S. & Athlone Mixed N.S. . who received their First Communion this weekend in Clonfanlough. They are: Grace Dunican, Sam Bracken, Sophia Dilworth, Kate McCoy, Ailish Buckley, Callie Hennessy, Eva Seery

PEOPLE IN MORTGAGE DISTRESS - A Public Information Meeting in the Family
Resource Centre, Tullamore on Wed. 2nd May at 7pm hosted by It is FREE of charge.
ARDAGH & CLONMACNOIS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES  27th May-1st June, 5 nights, fully inclusive price €739. Contact Joe Walsh Tours (01) 2410812 / (01) 2410811; Rt. Rev. Monsignor Bernard Noonan 090 6481180 or Fr. Scanlon P.P., Cloghan. Tel: 090 6457122.
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 12, 17, 24. No jackpot winner. Seven match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €9,400 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 30th April.
LOUGH DERG - Pilgrimage season begins on Saturday 5th May for one day pilgrimage, admission €45. Three day pilgrimage begins on Friday 1st June, admission €75.
If you’d like to help do a general tidy up and clean  of the Church Grounds in Shannonbridge in advance of the Parish Confirmation (Fri, May 11th), please contact me so we can arrange a work group– Tom Cox  0868319500

ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL NEARY ON THE SACREDNESS OF HUMAN LIFE “Our faith confirms the fundamental truth upon which every human right and the very future of humanity depends. That is that every human life is beautiful, every human life is precious and every human life is sacred. Every human life is created in the image and likeness of God. In the face of new life we see, not a threat, but a promise. We do not take back our welcome. Human life is at its most defenceless in the womb and has a right to perceive protection.”

‘A BRANCH CANNOT BEAR FRUIT ALL BY ITSELF’ 5th Sunday of Easter We cannot live fruitful lives as Christians by going it alone. We need the community of believers if we are to become all that our baptism calls us to be. Through our connection with the Church we are connected with the Lord.

-Clonmacnois Sat August 4th @ 7p.m.
-Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 6th @7p.m .  
-Templeduff Children’s  Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Wednesday, August 15th @ 7p.m
IN LOCALITY  Boher - Sunday 19th August Kilrehan: Sunday 1st July, 11am.              High Street: Sunday 8th July, 12 noon.) Killourney Mon Aug 6th @ 7p.m.