Sunday, August 26, 2018

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

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Sat 25th 8:00p.m. .  Vigil Mass  of Sunday
Mon 27th Aug. 10:00a.m Mass St. Monica
Tues 28th Aug. 10:00am (St.Augustine)  Mass  Leslie Price & dec’d family members
Wed. 29th Aug. 10:00a.m. Mass  (Beheading of John the Baptist)
Thurs 30th Aug.10:00amMass(St.Fiachra)
Fri 31st Aug . 10:00am Mass
Sat 1st Sept 10:00a.m.  Mass (Aidan)
Sat. 1st Sept 8:00p.m. Mass. Kieran Joseph & Margaret Mannion (Aughincabe)
Sunday 26th August 10:30a.m.
Sun 2nd Sept 10:30am Kieran “Harry” Kearns
OFFERTORY Aug 14/15th (Assumption) and 18/19th  €825
RECENT DEATHS Please pray for the souls of John Roche, Kidlawn House
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Aug 29th at 7:30p.m.
Shanonbridge: Sat 1st Sept  2018@8p.m.
Servers:Group2:Niamh&Aoife F, NiamhC
Reader: Seamus Grennan
Euch. Minister: Martha Murphy
 Church Care: Marian McManus, Caitriona Slattery, Anne Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 2nd Sept  @  10:30
Server Group 2Neása&TadghT,CharlieG
Reader:  Alan/Leanne Devery 
Min. of Eucharist: Kay Kelly
Ch Care-Aug Marian Devery,Anne Kelly Sept Anne McEvoy/Eilish Egan
Walk the 14km from Clonbonny, Athlone to Clonmacnois across bog to join the Pilgrim Road.  Start point at 11am (you drive 5km past Aldi, Athlone to T junction, turn left  park at bog railway crossing).
Arrive Clonmacnoise 2p.m. to take part in Annual Pattern Day. Bus back to start point via Shannonbridge for refreshments arrive back at 6p.m. Bring walking shoes/boots, waterproof clothing, water and picnic lunch. Walk led by an experienced leader of Athlone Walking Club. To book place on bus
087 2128842


As part of Heritage Week, a photographic exhibition continues of Clonmacnois over the last two centuries in Teampall Chiarain until Sunday 2nd September. Admission Free Sunday 26th

Knock Pilgrimage  Sunday 2nd September
The Ardagh & Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next Sunday. Blessing of the sick is at 2 p.m. followed by Mass at 3 p.m. This year the pilgrimage will be led by Monsignor Bernard Noonan and the homily given by Fr. Michael McGrath. This is a special occasion for our diocese when we all come together as a diocesan family to pray and seek God’s blessings. No hurling final distraction this year!  . Bus running as normal. Times to be confirmed closer to time. Costs including breakfast and dinne (provisionally €32) . Booking at  086 8776273. It is essential that people book for the bus ASAP.

I recognize that I belong to the family of humankind, made up of all human beings of every race, colour, creed and ideology. I accept my own personal responsibility:
To replace darkness with light,
To replace hatred with love,
To replace suspicion with trust,
To replace lies and hypocrisy with honesty,
To replace abuse with kindness,
To replace frustration with patience,
To replace fear with understanding,
To replace bias, prejudice and discrimination with tolerance,
To replace ignorance with knowledge,
To replace indifference with concern, And to replace apathy with action. I believe that all men and women are entitled to equal opportunities to live, to grow and to flourish as human beings with dignity and respect. Cop                      yright 1996© Lou Torok

Lo-ve is patient, and love is kind. Love is not resentful; it is not rude. Love is not arrogant, nor boastful, nor jealous, but love rejoices, rejoices in the truth Refrain The joy of love, a joy for all God’s family, The joy of love transcending time and space. Our Love for each other mirrors God the Father’s love.The joy of love: a joy for all the earth
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS PRAYER GROUP - Every Monday night at 8pm offered for the Priesthood and religious life at Aodh and Carmel Horan’s house, Coolfin, Banagher, Eircode R42 C524. Phone 087 2072996.
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 18th October. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA /LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 10-12-25-26. No jackpot winner. Two match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €5,000 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 27th August
LOCAL  W’end BU S Until Sept 30th, offering 3 buses linking Clonmacnois (9:00/12;30/16:00hrs from Monastic site) to Shannonbridge (Tourist Office) 9:15/12:45/16:15hrs)  on to Tullamore via Lough Boora returning at 11:40/15:15/18:35hrs to S’bridge and 11:55/15:30/18:50 hrs to Clonmancoise. Buy Tickets on bus Child €3 (€5 return) Adult €6 (€10 return). Connect in Tullamore with other services to Birr/Banagher/Clar/Daingean etc all in one ticket.  Phone 057 8692168  
 To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

Sunday 26th August
-Knock Shrine 9:45a.m. Pilgrimage by Pope
Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, Phoenix  Park, 3pm. Chief Celebrant: Pope Francis
 Fáilte roimh ár bPápa

Official Family Prayer World Meeting of Families 2018 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: 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. Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us. Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.

 Successful Families
According to a study of more than 500 family counsellors, the following are the top traits of successful families:
· Communicating and listening
 Affirming and supporting family members
·  Respecting one another
·  Developing a sense of trust
·   Sharing time and responsibility
·   Knowing right from wrong
·  Having rituals and traditions
·  Sharing a religious core
·  Respecting privacy.

 Welcome to Pope Francis
 This weekend we welcome the vicar of Christ, Pope Francis who comes among us as a fellow pilgrim on the journey of life. On his election as Pope in 2013 the very first request he made was that we would pray for him. We do so in a special way this weekend as we say “Ceád Míle Fáilte”.

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