Saturday, June 30, 2018


Sat 30th 8:00p.m. Mass Nuala Ryan M/M
Mon July 2nd 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues July 3rd 10:00Mass(St. Thomas )
Wed July 4th 10:00 Mass(St. Eliz Portugal
Thurs July 5th 10:00 St. Anthony Zaccaria
1stFri Jly 6th 10:00Mass St. Maria Goretti
Sat July 7th 10:00 NO MASS (Wedding later– church being prepared)
Sat July 7th 8:00p.m. Mass (Vigil of Sun)
Sun 1st July 10:30a.m.
First Friday July 6th 7:00p.m.
Sunday 8th July  10:30a.m
CLUAIN CHIARAIN MASS No Mass for Month of  July-area meetings on.
Offertory June 23rd/24th  €550
World Meeting of Families   Sincere thank you to all who contributed a very generous €429 to this 4th National Collection. Donations for this can be received at any time either using the special envelope  in the Offertory Box. Or simply mark “WMOF” on any envelope.
STATION MASS ON T.V. On Sunday, July 1st at 11a.m. on RTE1 Television, a station mass will be broadcast from the Owens family home in Strokestown parish. Next door to my own home parish! A lovely idea for this Year focusing on Family.
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL 2018: will be taking place in Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary between 16th-19th August 2018. Donation only. Ages 16-35 Tel 01-6753690, /
FIRST SATURDAY  in honour of our Blessed Lady Will take place at st Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell on Saturday July 7th2018 starting at 2.00pm with Adoration, Rosary Confessions. Concluding with holy Mass. Celebrant Fr Seán Nealon.
All are most welcome. Details from Kathleen O'Connor or Paul Woods on
087 7828283.or arkofdivinemercy@gmail.


Shannonbridge: Sat 7th July  2018@8p.m.
Servers: Group 2 Niamh & Aoife F. Niamh C.
Reader: Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Margaret Duffy
  Church Care:Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 8th July  @  10:30
Server Group 3 Conor D., Roisin D., Teagan D    
Reader:  Alan/Leanne Devery
Min. of Eucharist: Kay Kelly
Church Care- July Niamh Egan, Anne Rohan

WEST OFFALY TRAINING’S COMPUTER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN will be held in the following locations: Banagher - 9th to 13th July, Kilcormac – 23rd to 27th July, Ferbane – 30th July to 3rd August, Crinkill – 7th to 10th August, Clareen – 13th to 17th August, Pullough – 20th to 24th August. We are also running Irish Speaking summer camps for 6 to 9 year olds in Banagher, Ferbane, Clareen & Crinkill. For further details or to enrol call 057 9152003 or email
DEATHS - Please pray for the repose of the souls of William Bell Banagher/Canada son of Verona (Greene)  Clonever.  Anna May Dunne Portlaoise, late of Endrim, sister of Ollie Keenaghan-(former ESB Shannonbridge).  

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  meeting on Thursday, July 5th in Presbtytery at 8:30p.m.

PUBLIC “Church Gate” COLLECTION for Ballinasloe Cancer Support Group this weekend
Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence /of all that I love here on earth./All the beauty I see he has given to me/ and his giving is gentle as silence.
              Every day, every hour, every moment
have been blessed by the strength of his love.
At the turn of each tide he is there at my side,
and his touch is as gentle as silence.
              There’ve been times when I’ve turned from his presence,/ and I’ve walked other paths, other ways. / But I’ve called on his name in the dark of my shame,/and his mercy was gentle as silence.
Mary most holy, from your hands falling
are heaven’s blessings. Hear us, now calling.
Teach us to pray, and work for God’s glory.
Ave Maria, ave.
2. Help us to witness Christ is still living,
service to others cheerfully giving.
Teach us to pray, and work for God’s glory.
Ave Maria, ave.
3. Through joy and sorrow, each day’s condition, / ever, dear Mother, hear our petition.
Teach us to pray and work for God’s glory.
FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE disposal day. Certain hazardous wastes found around the home can be disposed of FREE OF CHARGE at Derryclure Waste & Recycling Centre, Killeigh Road, Tullamore. Offaly County Council is encouraging householders across the County to avail of its Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day on Saturday, July 7th from 9am to 3pm (last car entry 2.45pm) on this day only. Contact No. 057 9344186 for more info. Thank you.
Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) came into force recently. Among the requirement is that the written consent of people whose names are published in the Newsletter be obtained, for example, Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Altar Society, Collectors, those involved in looking after church Grounds. Consent Forms will be left in the Sacristies in each of the Churches. The consent form is an essential element of Data Protection compliance. The Consent form is very short and only takes a few moments to complete and can be completed after any of the Masses. I would be very grateful if you could treat the completion of this form as a priority next time you are at Mass.
  DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO - winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 2,4, 8, 24  No jackpot. 8 match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €3,400 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 2nd July.
BAPTISM - Next mtng Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 19th July from 8-9pm. Tuesday 14th August. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings.
VILLAGE WEEKLY CLEAN-UP on Wednesdays meeting at Playground at 7:30p.m. 
ST. CIARAN’S PASTORAL AREA PREPARES FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES  (WMOF)- A summer series over 4 Wednesdays: 7.30p.m is planned in advance of the Aug 23-26th WMOF in Dublin. It will be based on some of the themes of Pope Francis’ letter “Amoris Laetitia” Friendship-Faith-Fidelity-Forgiveness
July 4th Leamonaghan Parish - Friendship (Venue Pullough Community Centre)7:30pm

July 11th Clonmacnois- Faith
(Venue Shannonbridge Playground & Church) July 18th Cloghan & Banagher Parish - Fidelity (Cloghan Hall)
July 25th Ferbane Parish - Forgiveness.
(Venue Teach Lea, Boora)
People from all parts of our parish and our pastoral area are warmly welcome to join in this time of reflection
MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS -  450,000 plus have booked their place in the Phoenix Park for Mass on Sunday 26th August with Pope Francis. We make up 108 in that group, or two bus loads. We are currently filling a third bus. As time is running out for places we encourage you to book with us before 9th July if you wish to be there. Contact  me (Tom Cox ) at any of the number at the top of the leaflet. or for more info.
SEWING WORKSHOP FERBANE  Continues , July 3rd and July 6th Intro to dressmaking 10am to 12.30pm. Bookings taken for children’s workshop for August (age 10+), numbers limited. Contact Sandra 0863769459.
FÉILE NA NÓG 2018 - Good luck to the boys and girls from our clubs who are taking part in Féile na nÓg this weekend.  We wish the very best to Ferbane/Belmont and the Shannonbridge lads, Matthew Darcy, Sean Flannery, Sean Quirke, Connor Brazil, Jamie  Probin and Fiachra Anderson in Feile this weekend in Kilcoo in Co Down.  Also best wishes to Lauren Claffey, Jane Egan, Daisy Marriott and Kate Ryan with the Naomh Ciaran feile team..

  Safeguarding Message from Bishop Francis Copies of the Safeguarding Message from Bishop Francis are available at the back of our churches. One of the key areas of concern is online safety in relation to social media. It is important to keep ourselves updated. Please take home a copy of Bishop Francis’ newsletter which includes important guidelines and information. A reminder again that our two parish safeguarding representatives are Jo Rigney & Eileen Quinn
-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.

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