Sunday, December 02, 2018


Fr. Tom Cox Tel. 090 9674125/  086-8319500 

Sat 1st Dec 8p.m. Kay Donegan M/M
Mon 3rd Dec 10:00a.m. Mass
Tues 4th Dec 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 5th Dec 10:00a.m.m Mass
Thurs 6th Dec 10:00a.m.Comm Serv.
Fri 7th Dec 10:00a.m.Mass
Fri 7th Dec 8;00p.m. Eve of Immaculate Conception Christina, John & Patrick Turley
Sat 8th Dec 8:00p.m. Vigil Mass of Sunday Kieran, Brian & Mary Ann Flannery (Creevagh)
Sun 2nd Dec 10:30a.m. Pro Populo
Saturday 8th Dec 10:30a.m.  Feast of Immaculate Conception Kathleen Kelly M/M, Michael Kelly (Anniv)
Sun 9th Dec 10:30a.m. Kieran & Mary Daly & Tom Mannion
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed. Dec 5th   @ 7:30pm (For Vocations) 
OFFERTORY Nov 24/25th Offertory €663 Candles €67  Nov. Monthly Coll €377 total
DEATHS: Please pray for the soul of Eileen Kenny (Deerpark) mother in law of Nickie Nugent (Shannonbridge)
FIRST FRIDAY  Friday next, Dec 7th. Fr. Cox will attend sick calls that day

S’bridge:Sat  8th  Dec  2018@8p.m.
Servr:Grp4:Darragh, Isobel, Rian C, Shane K
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister: Sinead Ryan
 Church Care:Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 9th Dec  @  10:30
Server Gr.1.Abigail K, Rory D.
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Min. of Eucharist: Niall O’Shea
Ch Care- Dec  Kathleen Norton/Helen Darcy

On the second and third Sundays  Advent (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  (examples-Tea, coffee, sugar, Tayto, selection boxes, minerals, biscuits, soup, jam, baked beans, cornflakes, custard, peas, crackers, shampoo, toilet rolls, tinned food

When he visited us Pope Francis spoke very movingly about the suffering and pain of those who were abused in our Church. “None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence, were separated from their mothers, and were left scarred by painful memories. This open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice”. He complimented the work of our Parish and Diocesan Safeguarding Representatives and our priests and religious who “with the help of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Church in Ireland, … have set in place a stringent set of norms aimed at ensuring the safety of young persons”. I thank all who keep these standards to the forefront of our Church activities. I thank you for your vigilance and your commitment to making our Church as safe as possible for children.
I encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact our Designated Liaison Person, Sean Leydon (087-7431649) or our Deputy Designated Liaison Person, Róisín O’Doherty (087-7057516).
Francis Duffy,Bishop Ardagh&Clonmacnois  Clonmacnois

Mon Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th @ 8p.m. in Shannonbridge Church. All welcome

DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO Monday 26th November 2018.
5-17-27-28 No jackpot winner, 5 match threes. Next week’s Jackpot €3,000
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
DANCE CLASSES in Fonenagh Community Centre (Thurs eve) Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe (Mon eve) . Children 7-8p.m. Fee €5 Adults 8:15p.m. €10
ROSARY RALLY “Bringing your Family back to Jesus through the Immaculate heart of Mary” will take place Saturday next 8th of December 2018 starting at 2.00pm in the Fair Green Car park Athlone.  All are most welcome.
 Details from Paul on 087 7828283. Kathleen on 087 6600190 or Dave on 085 7746763.
FINANCE COMMITTEE Tuesday, Dec 4th @  8pm. Parochial House
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
SVP NATIONAL Collection  on Saturday, Dec, 8th at 8p.m. in Shannonbridge
BAPTISM PREPARATION Next meeting for parents in our pastoral area will be held in the Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 13th December  from 8pm to 9pm.  (17th Jan subsequently)

The  Clonfanlough Social Group wish to thank their sponsors ,local businesses , local organisations and all those who attended and contributed to an enjoyable day
CAROL SERVICE Teampall Ciaran, Clonmacnois Monastic Site  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 continues  on Wed. 5th, 12th and 19th December at 8p.m.

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 ]

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