Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

For Sick Calls this week  Contact Fr. Michael Molloy (Moore)   090 9673539

Sat 29th 8:00p.m.  Teresa Rocke
Note: As Shannonbridge Church is being cleaned and painted outside there will be no Weekday Mass for the next two weeks.
Mon 1st Oct St. Therese
Walter Hein Group rehearsing in Shannonbridge Church 7-8:30p.m.
Tue 2nd Oct Guardian Angels
Wed 3rd Oct Bl Columba Marmion
Thurs 4th Oct St. Francis of Assisi
Fri Oct 5th  (Fr. Cox’s 1st Friday Calls deferred to Sat, Oct 13th)
Sat Oct 6th Sr. Bruno
Sat Oct 6th 8:00p.m. Vigil Mass John & Ellen Curley & dec’d family (Corrigeen)
Sun 30th Sept 10:30a.m. Peg & Andy Rocke
Sun 7th Oct 10:30a.m. Kathleen Kilduff
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Oct 3rd  at 7:30p.m. 
Monthly Communion Calls Sat 13th Oct
Private Mass Groups at Clonmacnois
Tues 2:45pm German Language
Fri 5th Oct 3pm German Language
HUGH MANNION BENEFIT FUND - Cabaret Night in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe on Tuesday 16th October. Tickets €20. Ticket sellers will be calling to homes over the next few weeks. Please support

Banagher Drama Group present Funny Money by Ray Cooney on 29th November 1st & 2nd and 6th 7th December in Banagher College of Further Education at 8pm. Come along for a great night of laughter and entertainment...

Birr Jobs Club are running a FOUR WEEK JOBSEEKING WORKSHOP commencing Monday, 8th October, 2018 in Birr Jobs Club, Brendan St., Birr, Co. Offaly. Please contact Tara or Celine at Birr Job Club for more information. Phone: 057 91 23940 or Mobile: 087 2802919 Places are limited so please book early.
 FINANCE COMMITTEE met on Tues 28th & reviewed accounts which will be published for 2016&2017 in December

AUTUMN STATIONS -  Station Mass Areas areas:  (1)Chapel St & Hill, (Oct 19th booked)   (2)Ballyhearth, (3)Clongowney, (4)Carrowkeel,  (5)Clonfanlough & Lakefield (6) Clonmacnois & Tullabeg (complete)  (7)Clonlyon (Nov 9th booked) (8) Glebe  , (9)Aughincabe/Clerhane/Creevagh (10)Shannonbridge (11) St. Kieran’s Park, (12)Garrymore, Woodbank, Charlestown, Lecarrow, Blackwater (Oct 26th Booked)  (12) Clondelara
OFFERTORY Sept 22nd/23rd  €915 Shrine €85 September Monthly €410
HARVEST DUES envelopes (Sept16) are coming in-this goes to form a priests income Thank  you To date €1,859  (in 2016 total of €1,870)
ANAM CARA GALWAY  the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 3rd of October at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
 SEPTEMBER is a month where many people consider something new. If you’d like to help in the Mission of this Parish by helping as a Server, Reader, Choir, Church Cleaning, Eucharistic Minister or any role I’d love to hear from you. Contact me  090 9674125.  or 086 8319500 -
The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw
were 8-12-14-27  No jackpot winner. 5
match 3 winner. €200 added to jackpot. This
week’s jackpot is €2,800 and the draw will be
held in Doon  on Monday 1st October
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 R42C524
SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES - Recommence in High Street Hall on Wed. 3rd October at 8pm

 A Word in Your Ear..... The “Season of Creation” began on September 1 last, and ends on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Christians of all denominations are uniting to pray and act for our common home. In his encyclical, Laudato si, Pope Francis begged people to address this ecological crisis in a practical way. He recognises that pollution is our enemy number one today. Material progress have resulted in pollution everywhere – in the atmosphere, on land, in the seas and in the rivers .
 Our air is polluted by smoke, gases and chemicals emitted by vehicles and factories. This pollution poisons the air and harms the ozone layer of the earth that protects us from the radiation of the sun. If the ozone layer is destroyed, mankind will perish. Besides this, there is noise pollution in big cities caused by vehicles, machines, loudspeakers and house alarms!
Tonnes of industrial and chemical waste are thoughtlessly dumped into our rivers, lakes and seas and they kill fish and other marine life . Unplanned growth of cities brings about more and more slums, where dirt , disease and death breed .
 One simple idea that some people in the United States have embraced is to stop driving to church. Instead they leave the car at home and walk. But will people really walk, especially if they are on their own? In California, home to many an experimental idea, the latest new trend is to hire what’s called ‘a People Walker!’
                      According to a national newspaper, Chuck McCarthy has become not a dog walker in Los Angeles, but a People Walker. He offered himself as a walking companion for city strolls to boost his income and found a huge appetite for accompanied walking. You might think LA’s heavy traffic makes it unfriendly to pedestrians but Chuck McCarthy has found plenty of other reasons why hiring a People Walker is taking off in Los Angeles and other cities too. Apparently many people don’t go out for a stroll because they don’t like being alone. Some fear becoming a victim of crime.
              But something else appears to be happening in contemporary society. Chuck McCarthy has discovered that some people don’t know how to interact with others because they spend so much time on phones and computers that don’t have friends to walk with. Then they get so used to the constant hum of app and web-based noise that they avoid switching it off to be truly alone.
           Once being alone would have been seen as enriching, to be experienced without regret or sadness. Romantic poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge perceived solitude, not as loneliness, but as a time for engaging with nature and with one’s thoughts. And psychologists have noticed how helpful solitude is for mental wellbeing. The popularity of Mindfulness in our colleges and universities shows that psychologists are not alone in their positive assessment of solitude.
           I will leave the final words to Pope Francis: “Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth. The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet’s capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes, such as those which even now periodically occur in different areas of the world.
” It’s a frightening prospect, but still reversible. -
 IRISH RURAL LINK - Are running Free Classes for Farmers to help them register online. Classes start in Ferbane one evening per week in October. For information contact Mary on 090 6482744.
Monster Auction will be held in Kiltormer Complex Sunday 21st October at 3pm.Doors open from 12noon.Huge selection of lots for auction as well as Bric a Brac shop,gift voucher shop with huge discounts, cake sale, bouncy castle, face painting etc. Any queries please contact 0877977189.  

S’bridge:Sat 6th Oct  2018@8p.m.
Servers:Group3: Michael C, Rachael, Kate, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Euch. Minister: Marie McManus
 Church Care:Jacinta Kelly, Mary Killeen, Ann Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 7th Oct  @  10:30
Server Gr1. Abigail K, Rory D.
Reader: Ann Guinan
Min. of Eucharist: Niall O’Shea             Church Care-Oct Eithne Rohan, Della Fitzgerald

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