CLONMACNOIS PARISH NEWSLETTER
November 25th 2018
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 24th 8:00p.m. Kieran & Mary Mannion & dec’d family members (Clonmacnois)
Mon 26th 10:00a.m. Service of Word
Tues 27th 10:00a.m. Mass St. Fergal
Wed 28th No Mass (Mass in Ard Chiaráin for deceased -all welcome)
Thurs 29th Service of Word
Fri 30th 9:30a.m. Mass Dec’d relatives and friends (St. Andrew) (I have Tullamore appt at 11am)
Sat 1st Dec 10a.m. Mass
Sat 1st Dec 8p.m. Kay Donegan M/M
ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH
Sun 25th 10:30a.m. Brigid McEvoy
(Do This in Memory of Me-Group)
Mon 26th 7:00p.m. Dec’d Relatives & friends
Sun 2nd Dec 10:30a.m. Pro Populo
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed. Nov 28th @ 7:30pm
OFFERTORY Nov 17/18th Offertory €757 Candles €93 Monthly Coll €41.85
Feast of Christ the King—Some Facts 1) It was instituted less than 100 years ago in 1925 2) It was first celebrated on Halloween in 1926 3) In 1969, Pope Paul VI revised the feast, giving it its current name and date 4) The feast was a response to the rise of secularization, atheism, and communism 5) Despite its recent Catholic origins, the feast is celebrated by many Protestant Churches
Advent Sundays at Glenstal Abbey
Dec 2nd, 9th & 16th at 4.30; why not come&join us in exploring the great themes of Advent & our lives-'Tuning into Real Time' glenstal.org / 061 621005
Wed 28th Nov 10:00am MASS for Deceased in Ard Chiarain. All Welcome
ADVENT - Begins next weekend, December 1st/2nd) On the second and third Sundays (Dec 8th & 9th/ Dec 15th & 16th) we will collect non-perishable food for sharing with those who may be in need at this time of year
ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP Christmas Dinner in Shannonbridge Hall on Tues Dec 4th at 1:30p.m. All members requested to confirm with Catherine at 090 9674161 or Mary 087 9310382 if they can attend
THURSDAY 28th Nov. ANNUAL MASS - For deceased staff and students and friends of Athlone I.T. takes place on Thurs. 29th Nov. at 11am in John Count McCormack Hall. All welcome.
Christ The King Our King is calling from the hungry furrows Whilst we are cruising through the aisles of plenty, Our hoardings screen us from the man of sorrows, Our soundtracks drown his murmur: ‘I am thirsty’. He stands in line to sign in as a stranger And seek a welcome from the world he made, We see him only as a threat, a danger, He asks for clothes, we strip-search him instead. And if he should fall sick then we take care That he does not infect our private health, We lock him in the prisons of our fear Lest he unlock the prison of our wealth. But still on Sunday we shall stand and sing The praises of our hidden Lord & King. Malcolm Guite
S’bridge:Sat 1st Dec firstname.lastname@example.org.
Servr:Grp3:Michael C, Rachael, Paddy, Cliodhna
Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Euch. Minister: Dympna Fitzpatrick
Church Care:Eileen Quinn, Dolly Deeley, Veronica Hynes
Clonfanlough:Sun 2nd Dec @ 10:30
Server Gr.3.Roisin D, Teagan D. .
Reader: Kathleen Guinan
Min. of Eucharist: Ann Guinan
Ch Care-Nov.Joey Rigney,Dorothy Darcy Dec Kathleen Norton/Helen Darcy
Mon Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th @ 7p.m. in Shannonbridge Church
CLONFANLOUGH CHRISTMAS PARTY - Sunday 25th November. Mass at 1.30pm followed by dinner and dancing to J&S Sound. Anyone who would like to attend can give their name to Bridie Coughlan 086 1925473.
CAROL SERVICE Teampall Ciaran, Sunday 9h December @ 3.30p.m.
SAMARITAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT - The 27th Annual Samaritan Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday 6th December in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone, at 8pm. It will feature the Army Band of the 2 Brigade, St Brigid’s Community Choir, Athlone Pipe Band and Tenors Sean Costello and Frank Naughton. Tickets €12 available from the Franciscan Friary, Athlone. The Samaritans are available on FREECALL 116 123 - 24 hours.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL DANCE Fri Dec 7th - In Cloghan Hall on Friday 7th December at 9.30pm.Music by Catherine&Images.
PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS - Night Prayer and Benediction in St. Mary’s Church, Ferbane on Wed. 28th November at 8pm to mark World Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians around the world. Today persecution of Christians is as brutal and vicious as that experienced in the early Church. We will continue the Night Prayer and Benediction on Wednesdays 5th, 12th and 19th December. All are welcome
SHANNONBRIDGE MASS TIME CHANGE Following some discussion at Parish Council it was proposed to try for a 6 month period moving back the 8p.m. Saturday Vigil in Shannonbridge to 6:30p.m.
I propose to begin this Saturday, Jan 19th 2019. [There are bookings for Jan 26th, Feb 2nd, March 23rd and Sept 14th that may wish to change ]
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 1, 8, 11, 14. No jackpot winner. Four match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,800 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 26th November.
HUGH MANNION PRESENTATION NIGHT - On Friday 30th November in Kelly’s, Belmont from 9pm. Light refreshments. Music by the Groomsmen.
ANAM CARA GALWAY DEC 5th- The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 5th December 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.
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY ATHLONE - 1. Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from May 21st - 28th 2019. Cost from €530 all included. Deposit €250 by Dec 16th. Details from Kathleen 087 6600190 or Paul 087 7828283
2. Leading your Family to Jesus with Fr Thady Doyle at St Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell on Saturday 1st Of December 2018 starting at 2.00 with Adoration & Rosary. A Talk to be given by Fr Thady, Concluding with Holy Mass. All are most welcome. Details from Kathleen O'Connor on 087 6600190, Paul on 087 7828283 or
DANCE CLASSES in Fonenagh Community Centre (Thurs eve) Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe (Mon eve) . Children 7-8p.m. Fee €5 Adults 8:15p.m. €10
LOCAL MASSES ON RADIO I checked last weekend and could pick up both Banagher and Ferbane Church on the FM Radio Band.
Banagher Church 106.6FM (Mon 7pm, Tues-Sat 9:30a.m.Sat 7p.m. Sun 11a.m.)
Ferbane Church 106.5 FM (Mon-Sat 10a.m., Sat 7p.m., Sun 11a.m.)
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