Sunday, January 27, 2019


Sat 26th 6:30p.m. Rita Kenny (1st A.)
(Do This in Memory Mass)
Mon 28th Jan 10a.m. Mass
Tues 29th Jan 10a.m. Service
Wed 30th Jan 10a.m. Service
Thurs 31st Jan 10a.m. Mass Michael & Denis Kelly Anniv.
Fri 1st Feb 10a.m. Mass Kathleen & Joe Turley
Sat 2nd Feb 10a.m. 1st Saturday
Sat 2nd February 6:30p.m. Sean (Barney) Reynolds  
The blessing of throats will take place after all Weekend Masses  (Feb 2/3rd) in all Churches in the Parish
Sund 27th 10:30a.m. Sean (Jack) Norton (Memorial)
Friday 1st Feb  7p.m.
Sunday, 3rd February 10:30a.m.  Patrick (Paddy) Dolan (Glebe)
OFFERTORY  Jan 26th/27th 2019  €760 Monthly €477.40 (to date) XMAS Dues €3,090.70
CLUAIN CHIARAIN  Mass Wed, Jan 30th  2019 @ 7:30p.m.
DAY OF PRAYER at St. John’s Rest Centre, Knock Shrine on Sat. 2nd Feb., 10am to 5pm. Given by Fr. Killian Byrne. Holy Mass, Rosary, Adoration, Talks. Bus leaving from Parochial House, Tullamore at 7.30am on Sat.  Kay 085 7114205 or Sadie 085 7223542.
INVITATION TO MINISTRIES - We would be happy to hear from anyone who may wish to volunteer in parish ministries i.e. , Readers, Choirs, Church Care, Eucharistic Ministers,, Collectors
SHANNONBRIDGE Saturday, 2nd Feb 5:30p.m. Practice
 CLONFANLOUGH Sunday, 10th Feb 11:15a.m.
SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP  Meeting, Monday 28th January at 8p.m. in Health Centre.

 INTERNET SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS CLASSES will take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February and Tues 26th and Wed 27th February  from 10:30am to 1p.m .in the Health Centre,, Shannonbridge . Limited availability. Contact Paula on  087 6891036   
SPRING STATIONS -  Station Mass Areas areas:  (1)Chapel St & Hill, (Feb 23rd booked)   (2)Ballyhearth, (3)Clongowney, (4)Carrowkeel,  (5)Clonfanlough & Lakefield (6) Clonmacnois & Tullabeg (complete)  (7)Clonlyon (Feb 21st booked) (8) Glebe  , (9)Aughincabe/Clerhane/Creevagh (March 8thbooked) (10)Shannonbridge (11) St. Kieran’s Park, (12)Garrymore, Woodbank, Charlestown, Lecarrow, Blackwater  (12) Clondelara

 SHANNONBRIDGE GAA CLUB AGM Clubhouse on Friday, 1st February at 8p.m.

                   MINISTRIES                                                        Shannonbridge:Sat  2nd Feb @6:30p.m.
Servr:Group 4 Darragh Mannion, Isobel Claffey, Rian Claffey, Shane Kelly
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister Marie McManus
 Church Care:Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 3rd Feb @10:30am
Server Gr.3 Teagan Daly, Se├ín O’Shea, Callie Hennessy, Ailish Buckley
Reader: Della Fitzgerald
Euch Min.:Ann Guinan
Ch Care–Jan: Mary Guinan & Anne Guinan Feb Bridie Coughlan

The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw
were 1, 7, 8, 22. No jackpot winner. One match 3
winner. This week’s jackpot is €5,000 and the
draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday
28th January
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 Ballinahown on Thursday 14th February  from 8pm to 9pm.                              
 SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE for who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby Portiuncula University Hospital Chapel on Monday 4th February 2019 at 7:30p.m. Refreshments afterwards.. Queries to Hospital Chaplain 090 9648200  (Bleep 812)                                         
Shannonbridge Library open Thursdays 7-9pm
QUOTE The school will teach children how to read, but the environment of the home must teach them what to read. The school can teach them how to think, but the home must teach them what to believe. (Charles A. Wells)
 A Parent’s Prayer
Thank you for my children, Lord; I know they
are a gift from You. Daily I need Your
strength and wisdom to train them in the way
they should go. Give me patience and a joyful
heart; let me be an example of Your love and
forgiveness. Thank You, Father, for the
honour of being a parent. Amen
We always note the inaugural address of a leader, outlining, as it usually does, the vision of the new regime. Today we listen with special attention as Jesus delivers his first sermon in the synagogue in Capernaum. His mission will be different. He will have a special concern and care for the last, the least and the lost. During His public ministry, He
will put flesh on the words of that first sermon. He will touch the untouchable. He will invite the outsider in. He will welcome  the sinner home. He will in short, proclaim the equal dignity of all God’s children. G.K. Chesterton, poet and writer used a
simple, everyday image to explain the heart of
Jesus’ mission: ‘People are equal in the same
way that pennies are equal. Some are bright;
others are dull; some are worn smooth;
others are sharp and fresh. But all are equal
in value, because each penny bears the image
of the sovereign, each person bears the
image of the King of Kings’.
– 3rd February - Theme: Celebrating the work of
our local Catholic Schools. An annual celebration
which commemorates the ongoing and
inspirational contribution of Catholic Schools to
the education and faith formation of children and
young people. We are deeply indebted to all our
teachers for the service they provide
Day) Sat. 2nd February – Exactly 40 days after
Christmas, we mark when Joseph and Mary offered the infant Jesus to God in the Temple. Candles are blessed on this day to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. Candles (for Church and home use) will be blessed at all the Masses. Please mark clearly.
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY - Will host First Saturday in honour of our Blessed Lady in St. Ronan’s Parish Church, Taughmaconnell on Sat. 2nd February at 2pm. Details  from 087 7828283 or
TUAR ARD - Upcoming events include: Jack
Lukeman live in Concert on Fri. 1st Feb. at 8pm.
Tickets €20. Rapscallion Drama Group present
the Mean Streets of Garradrima by Frank
Shouldice on Fri. 8th Feb. at 8pm. Admission
€12/€10. Declan Nerney live in Concert on Sun.
24th Feb. at 8pm. Admission €20.
FEBRUARY - The Feast of St. Brigid on the 1st
February begins the season of spring. Brigid is
renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care
of the sick. She was born c.454. When she was
young her father wished to make a very suitable
marriage for her but she insisted in consecrating
her life to God. She received the veil and spiritual
formation probably from St. Mel and stayed for a
period under his direction in Ardagh (Co.
Longford). Others followed her example and this
led her to found a double monastery in Kildare
with the assistance of Bishop Conleth. She died in
524, and her cult is widespread not only
throughout Ireland but in several European lands.
The St. Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by Brigid to
explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign
of God’s protection. St. Brigid’s Crosses will be
blessed at Mass on Friday 1st February

ST. BLAISE - Feast Day, Sun. 3rd Feb. - Patron of sore throats and sick cattle. He was a physician before becoming a Bishop. The blessing of St. Blaise is a sign of our faith in God’s protection and love for us and for the sick.

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