Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

Sat 14th April 8p.m. Margaret Carty (3rd Anniv)
Mon 16th April 10:00a.m. St. Bernadette Mass
Tues 17th April 10:00a.m. (Comm. Service)
Wed  18th April 10:00a.m. St. Laserian Mass
Thursday 19th April 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 20th April 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 21st April 10:00a.m.  St. Anselm  Mass
Sat 21st April  8:00p.m.  Margaret, Edward Cogivan & dec’d members
Sun April 15th 10:30a.m. “Do This in Memory” Mass with 2nd Class
Sun April 22nd 10:30a.m. Peoples’ Intention
 Next Mass Wednesday, April 18th @ 7:30p.m.
Shannonbridge: Sat 14th April  2018@8p.m.
Servers: Group 3 Michael Carty, Rachel, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus 
Church Cleaners Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 15th April  @  10:30
Server Group 3 Conor D., Roisin D. Teagan D. 
Reader: Kathleen Guinan
Min. of Eucharist: Leanne Quinn
Church Care-April Bernie Kenny, Mgt Lantry
 STATION MASSES UPCOMING Glebe Michael & Rita Molloy Fri. 27th
  SHANNONBRIDGE HALL: PILATES CLASS   Mondays 11a.m. €8 per class  EXERCISE CLASS  Tuesdays @ 8p.m.  Phone 087 2410587

 DEATH - Please pray for the repose of the soul of Liam Gleeson (father of Miriam Mitchell) who died recently. RIP.

LIOS DEARG VINTAGE CLUB BELMONT—A reminder that the Tractor Road Run will take place on Sunday 15th April, leaving Belmont Village at 12 noon sharp. Please support.
‘FLYING THE FAITHFUL FLAG’ - A talk by Aidan Doyle to Birr Historical Society on the Life and Times of Sean Robbins, Offaly Gael and Revolutionary in the County Arms Hotel on Monday 16th April at 8pm
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
CAKE/TOY  SALE FOR CLONMACNOIS NS Cake sale with toy & book jumble sale on Sun 15th April in Clonfanlough Hall from 10a.m.-12 Noon.  All donations greatly appreciated as proceeds go towards upkeep of our school.

Offertory April 7/8th  €885 
Easter Dues  €2,630   Trócaire €2,060  to date  Thank You

 SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES - Continue in High Street Hall on Wednesday 18th April at 8pm. 5. Refreshments served. All we come.
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 2, 8, 9, 17. No jackpot winner. Three match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is 9,000 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 16th April
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 onThursday 14th June and Thursday 19th July. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings.
St. Ciaran’s Community & Text Alert. The A.G.M. arranged for last Wednesday  could not proceed due to non attendance is rescheduled for Wednesday night the 25th April (venue & time to be notified). The text alert has become a very important service to the community but some difficulty in the distribution of messages is being reported, this may be caused by a change of phone resulting in loss of numbers by either the sender or recipient, if so, please let us know so we can resume contact.
 FERBANE APOSTOLIC WORK - Are having their Annual Diocesan Display on Sunday 28th 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. Used stamps: Please continue to leave used stamps into St. Joseph’s Convent (Ferbane)  for Missions
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 - Extra places available from Knock. 27th May-1st June, 5 nights, fully inclusive price 739. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours. Tel: (01) 2410812 / (01) 2410811. Pilgrimage Director: Rt. Rev. Monsignor Bernard Noonan P.P., Moate. Tel: 090 6481180. Director Special Section for Sick/Assisted Pilgrims: V. Rev. Michael Scanlon P.P., Cloghan. Tel: 090 6457122.
HUMANITARIAN VOLUNTEERS - Are looking for volunteers to travel to Kenya on 17 June 2018. Contact Denis 086 8520271
FREE TEENAGE CAMP - July 2nd to 12th inclusive for teens aged 13 to 15 at Birr Rugby Club. For details and application form text your email address to Marie Brady
087 4154983 or contact by phone.
CLONMACNOIS PRAYER VIGIL in Cluain Chiaráin Prayer Centre on Frida y 20th April and every third Friday. Mass at 9pm. Adoration and prayers follow until 2.10am. All welcome. Enquiries to Dave 085-7746763.
Trocaire: 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.

From darkness to Light
In all the Easter work of Jesus, He led the disciples Out of darkness into light, Out of sadness into joy, Out of isolation into community, Giving the living bread of hope For the dry bread of their disappointment. Calling them to love one another,He did this by sharing himself with them, Sharing the scripture that spoke of him, And the bread that was his body.No long instructions, No long exhortations, Just the openness Of sharing himself with them.This is his plea to us, his Church: Be light in darkness,Be joy in sadness, Be community in isolation,Be Eucharist to dry bread, Be wholeness to broken life.

-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.

 1st Communion Sat, April 28th @12 Clonfanlough
Confirmation,  Class Retreat Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge (Ursulines)  Mon April 23rd  Service of Light  Thursday April 19th (Clonfanlough Church) @ 7:30p.m. Ceremony Friday May 11th @ 4p.m. Shannonbridge

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