CLONMACNOIS PARISH NEWSLETTER OCT 28TH 2018
Fr. Tom Cox (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
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ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 27th 8:00p.m. William Dillon (Clonmacnois)
Mon 29th Oct 10a.m. Mass
Tues 30th Oct 9:30a.m.. Mass
Wed 31st Oct 10a.m. Comm Serv
Wed 31st Oct 8:00p.m. Mass Eve All Saints
Fri 2nd Nov 10:00am All Souls
Sat 3rd Nov 10:00a.m. Comm Serv
[Catechist Training Longford]
Sat 3rd Nov 8p.m. Michael Anderson
ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 28th Oct 10:30a.m. Edward & Bridget Mannion
Thurs 1st Nov 10:30.m. All Saints
Fri 2nd Nov (All Souls) 7:00p.m. Larry & Brigid Rohan All Souls
Sun 4th Nov 10:30a.m. Tim Devery
CLUAIN CHIARAIN No Mass Wed. Oct 31st due to All Saints eve
OFFERTORY Oct 20/21st €830
UPCOMING STATION: Clonlyon (Nov 9th Declan & Ann McEvoy
HALLOWE’EN PARTY Sun 28th Shannonbridge Hall, 5-7p.m. Disco treats, party games, prizes for best costumes €3/child (€10/4 children or more). All proceeds to Shannonbridge Playground. All welcome!
Congratulations to High Street National school together with Clonmacnoise National school girls who won their Cumann Na mBunscoil football final Oct 22nd Vs Clonlisk. A great day had by all.Thanks to all the parents for support.
S’bridge:Sat 3rd Nov firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reader: Catherine Doolan
Euch. Minister: Marian McManus
Church Care:Kathleen Price,Catherine Curley, Patricia Anderson
Clonfanlough:Sun 4th Nov @ 10:30
Server Gr. NeásaT,TadghT,CharlieG
Reader: Anne Rohan
Min. of Eucharist: Bridie Coughlan
Church Care-Oct Eithne Rohan, Della Fitzgerald /Nov.Jo Rigney,Dorothy Darcy
Norms for Indulgences at the
Commemoration of All Souls:
From twelve o’clock noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the pope’s intentions (one Our father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.
2. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1st November to 8th November.
Please Note—Confessions after 8.00 pm Mass in Shannonbridge on this Wednesday 31st October and after 8.00 pm Mass on Saturday 3rd November. Confessions in Clonfanlough after 10.30 am Mass this Thursday 1st November and after 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 4th November
3. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.
WEST OFFALY TRAINING Halloween computer coding event for Kids on the 30th October Crank House, Banagher. Call 057 91 52003 to find out more.
Winter Time begins. Clocks go back 1 hour this Sunday morning 28th at 2am.
FUNDRAISING EVENT Help Alan Scott, Clonfad & Sean Duignan, Ballydangan say "THANK YOU" to the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, by supporting their fundraiser on Sunday, 28th October 2018 in Millars. 5K WALK/RUN from Millars; Registration 12.30 pm Adults €10, Children Free. Function in Millars at 9.00 pm Fancy Dress (Optional) Music by "STEVIE B", Raffle & Finger Food. Tickets €5
CHRISTMAS PARTY Clonfanlough. Sunday Nov 25th National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018: There has been a shortfall in the funding of World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis in August.A final collection to address this will be held in parishes all over Ireland on the weekend of Nov. 10th/11th. Please put your contribution in a separate envelope.
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 16, 17, 23, 28. Congratulations to jackpot winner Julie Larkin who received €3,600. One match 3 winner. This week’s jackpot is €2,000 and the draw will be held in Doon on Tuesday 30th October.
TUAR ARD - Mount Temple Drama Group present ‘The Field’ from Wed. 31st Oct. to Sat. 3rd Nov. starting at 8pm nightly. Tickets €12/€10
BAPTISM PREPARATION Next meeting for parents in our pastoral area will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 15th November from 8pm to 9pm. (Dec 3th, 17th Jan subsequently)
A PILGRIM WALK FOR HUGH MANNION - On Sat. 10th Nov commencing at Clonbonny and finishing at Clonmacnois. Overall distance 14km. Assemble at the multi-storey car park, St. Mary’s Square, Athlone at 10am. Contact Noel Ryan 085 8057728.
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY - Takes place at St. Ronan’s Parish Church, Taughmaconnell on Sat. 3rd November starting at 2pm with adoration and rosary, concluding with Mass. Contact 087 6600190 or 087 7828283.
CLONMACNOISE N.S. Parents Association present The Christy Moore Songbook & the very best of Irish live in Lukers Bar on Sat. 3rd Nov 2018 9p.m. Admission €10. Funds go to help our local school.
On BNM– a Message from Bishop Francis “Like many others I heard with concern the news of the job losses in Bord na Móna. The loss of up to 430 jobs is a devastating blow to employees in the midlands region, their families and to the local economy. As well as being a vital energy resource, this semi-state company had a mandate to create employment for the region. The midlands now faces the real prospect of falling into a sharp regional recession unless multi-agency action is taken immediately. I am asking that special prayers be said at Masses throughout the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois this weekend. I ask that prayers be said for the intentions of the employees and for the prospect of future employment. “I also ask that the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms Heather Humphreys, a rural TD, and relevant State agencies, to prioritise our region in terms of sustaining employment opportunities for this skilled workforce. This shocking announcement not only directly affects Bord na Móna workers but, in addition, it jeopardises thousands of ancillary jobs which have been created since the 1940s, and which rely for survival on the pay spend of the workers. It is incumbent on our public representatives to continue to seek a commitment from government to assist these workers by every means possible. With our economy in the midlands still under par with the rest of the country, our community needs support today more than ever. I cannot overstate the depth of the impact that the loss of a major source of employment like Bord na Móna will have on a rural area which is weak with comparable alternatives