Monday, December 31, 2018


Sat 29th 8:00p.m. Damien & Josephine Kenny
Mon Dec 31st 2018 10a.m. Mass
Tues Jan 1st 2019 12 Noon  Mass  World Day of Prayer for Peace
Wed 2nd Jan 10a.m. Service St. Basil the Great
Thurs 3rd Jan 10a.m. Mass St. Munchil
Fri 4th Jan 10:00a.m. First Friday  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Sat 5th Jan 10a.m. Mass St. Charles of Mt. Argus
Sat 5th Jan 8:00p.m. Vigil Mass Paul Kelly
Sun 30th Dec 10:30am Pro Populo
First Fri 4th Jan 7:00p.m. Mass
Sun 6th Jan Epiphany 10:30a.m. Mass. Peter & Earl Kelly & dec’d family
DEATHS  Brendan Loonam (Huddersfield & formerly Carrowkeel, Clonfanlough) died 18th Dec. Funeral in England in January  Padraig Egan  nephew of Bernie Kilduff (Clonlyon) & Brother-in-Law of Deirdre Egan(Principal Clonmancois NS) May God grant to them and all our loved ones a place of light and peace this Christmas time.
SUNDAY READINGS  2019 is now available to buy for €5.00. Parish Readers may collect their free Copy

FREE INTERNET SKILLS CLASSES for beginners. Learn how to send Emails, use websites, pay our motor tax online and much more. All equipment will be provided or bring your own smart phone, tablet or laptop. Consisting of 5x two hour classes held in Shannonbridge starting mid January. Minimum numbers required. Register your interest with Paula on 087 6891036 
GODS’ WORD 2019  Available from Sacristy./Fr. Tom. The daily Mass readings with a short reflection. Cost price €6 A possible Christmas present
First Friday of January: This Friday 4th January sick and housebound parishioners will receive the Sacraments at home. If you know of any housebound parishioners who would like to receive the Sacraments please contact me
SHANNONBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday, January 6th 2019 commencing with Mass in Hall at 1p.m Please contact 087 2410587. Please take this as your invitation.
PARISH CALENDARS are in the Church porches and you are welcome to take a copy home
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Resumes Wed, Jan 9th 2019

Baptisms 18
Confirmations 20
Communions 7
Marriages 1
Deaths 11

MINISTRIES                                                        Shannonbridge:Sat  5th Jan  2019@8p.m.
Servr:Grp4:Darragh, Isobel, Rian & Shane
Reader: Dympna O’Carroll
Euch. Minister Martha Murphy
 Church Care:Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 6th Jan ‘19  @  10:30
Server Gr.2 Neasa T, Tadgh T.
Reader: Declan McEvoy
Euch Min.:Bridie Coughlan
Ch Care–Jan: Mary Guinan, Anne Guinan

DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 9, 17. 18 ,  No jackpot winner. No match 3 winners.  Next weeks Jackpot €4,200. Draw Doon Shannonbridge
OFFERTORY  Sat/Sun Dec 22nd/23rd €975 Dec 24/25th (Dec) €1,350
 will host First Saturday in honour of our Blessed Lady in St Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell on Saturday 5th of January 2019 starting at 2.00pm with a short Procession,Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Concluding with Holy Mass.
Cel: Fr Sean Nealon PP All welcome. Details from Kathleen O'Connor or Paul Woods on 087 7828283.or
WORD OF THANKS As we end 2018 and begin a new year, I wish to thank all who continue to serve our parish with so much faith and generosity. The countless number of men, women and young people who give of their time and energy so that our parish and community can flourish is beyond price. Apart from those who are directly engaged with parish activities, there are so many other voluntary organisations within the parish which help build up our community and make it a truly Christian community. To those who are directly engaged with the parish I want to say a sincere ‘thank you’. Each year, with declining vocations, parishioners will be required to become more fully engaged in the day to day running of the parish both spiritually and materially. It can be part of our challenge for the new year. Thank you again for the good work you do and for your love and support for our parish

Shannonbridge Church: Trial Mass time changes Jan 19th 2019, 6:30p.m.

 FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY When Jesus pitched His tent among us, He dignified family life forever. If proof be needed of the significance and sacredness of the family, let us gaze once more at the crib. As we do, the words of Pope Francis echo in our ears: ‘family is the most beautiful thing God made… without family humanity has no future’. Today’s feast is well-placed, coming as it does, in the season of the family, and on the threshold of a new year. It’s a moment to remember with gratitude, the cradle from which we came. We salute our parents. Every word and deed of a parent is woven into the fabric of a child’s character. The parent’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. We give thanks for our grandparents. They are the memory of the family, and convey to the young in a unique way the meaning of life’s journey. We pray for our children. May they always feel cherished and loved. May they know God and be happy. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, guide us in the year ahead.

 BAPTISM PREPARATION - The next meeting for parents in our pastoral area who have a child for baptism will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahowen on Thursday 17th January from 8pm to 9pm. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are scheduled for Thursday 14th February and Thursday 14th March. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings.

 New Year’s Prayer
We remember
For all that has been 
We give thanks.

We look forward:
For all that will be
We say yes.

All time is God’s  time./ We let go of the past and We welcome what is to come And all the time we pray in the name of Jesus who
Is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen

 ENVELOPES FOR 2019 Envelopes for the new year 2018 will hopefully have reached your home (if not please let me know). We thank our distributors.
 Contributing through the envelope system has the extra benefit for the parish because the parish, as a charitable institution, can reclaim tax on your contributions, provided you are paying tax and your total contribution for the year reaches €250 or more. The envelope system is necessary for a paper trail as evidence that you have contributed.
Note your number may change from year to year with changes.. Thank you for your continued support.

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