Fr. Tom Cox (Adm) Tel. 090 9674125/ 086-8319500
SOCIAL MEDIA www.facebook.com/parishofclonmacnois
ST. CIARAN SHANNONBRIDGE
Sat 9th March 6:30p.m. Darren Egan
[AREA MASS Ferbane Sunday 7pm.]
Mon 11th 10:00a.m. Service of Word & Communion
Tues 12th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 13th 10:00a.m. Mass
Thurs 14th 10:00a.m. Mass
Fri 15th 10:00a.m. Mass
Sat 16th 10:00a.m. Mass
♣Sat 16 th 6:30p.m. (Vigil) Gerard Greene & Parents Thomas & Catherine Greene
Sun 17th Ferbane 7p.m.
ST. CIARAN CLONFANLOUGH.
Sunday 10th March 10:30a.m.
John Joe Maleney
[Do This in Memory” Group Mass ]
♣ Sun 17th March 10:30a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Peoples Intn
OFFERTORY Mar 2nd/3rd
€660 Shrine €55
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. March 13th 2019 @ 7:30p.m.
DUES UPDATE. Last year we gently suggested that an €80 per box return for the 6 Priests Dues envelopes annually would help our parish support the income of a priest (€20,400). I’m very grateful for the response which has seen our annual contribution rise from €12,633 in 2107 to €16,622 in 2018. So I am subsidised by a lot less from other parishes. Thank you
Shannonbridg Library open Thurs7-9pm
Trócaire Boxes are now available in all Churches. Please take one home for your family. The focus of this year’s campaign is Trocaire’s work with Uganda Lebanon and Guatemala. “You cannot get to Heaven without a letter of reference from the poor”.
ARD CHARAIN Lenten Prayer with Adoration Wednesday Nights 7-8pm
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
The word Lent comes from the old English word ‘lencten’, meaning ‘springtime’. For those in the faith family it is a springtime for the soul. It recalls the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, that bleak, barren strip (35 miles by 15), between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. He went there, not to escape from the world, but to be close to His Father as He prepared for His public ministry. For forty days He faced temptations that are as old as the human story- greed, power and the pursuit of the spectacular. He emerged victorious from the struggle, showing that temptation need not cause us to stumble, but, rather, help us to grow stronger. Lent provides us with an opportunity to look temptation in the eye, to ‘spring-clean’ the soul so that we can give up who we have been for the person we can become. It’s not about giving-up earthly things, but, rather, exchanging them for better things. ‘Lent is a time to allow a fresh taste of God’
SHANNONBRIDGE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION Meeting Tuesday, 12th 10:45a.m
NEARBY MASSES. Sunday Clonfad 10am, B’sloe (Creagh) 10:30am, B’asloe (St. Michael’s (9:15.m.&12 Noon,High St. 12pm
MINISTRIES Shannonbridge:Sat 16th March @6:30p.m.
Servr:Group 2 Niamh & Aoife F, Harry & Luke & Ellie O’D,
Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister Martha Murphy
Ch Care: Jacinta Kelly,Mary Killeen, Anne Keena
Clonfanlough:Sun 17th Mar @10:30am
Server Group 3, Teagan D, Seán O’S, Callie H, Ailish B.
Reader: Ann Guinan /Euch Min.:Anne Rohan
Ch Care–March Josie Egan/Betty Dolan
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO - winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 14, 20, 30. No jackpot winner. Two match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €2,400 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 10th March
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 March from 8pm to 9pm. Subsequent pre-baptism meetings are scheduled for Thursday 11th April and Thursday 16th May. You can contact me in advance re meeting.
CLONFERT DIOCESE LENTEN ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT Gathering, Sunday, March 10th, 2.30-5.15pm, Scoil an Chroi Naofa, Society St., Ballinasloe. Speaker: Fr Aidan Ryan (Ardagh & Clonmacnois). Topic: The call to holiness in today's world - reflecting with Pope Francis. All welcome. Free Adm. Raffle to raise funds for faith related projects.
SHANE HYNES People have responded generously to parishioners selling tickets for this Benefit Night. If you haven’t got a ticket yet– contact us at Shannonbridge Gaa.
Benefit night on Saturday, March 23rd in Killeens. People will be selling tickets (€10) and your support is deeply appreciated.
TRACTOR RUN Shane Hynes Benefit Tractor Run Sunday, 31st March 2019 starting at Doon GAA Grounds Registration from 10am Tractors leave at 11:30am Sharp. All Tractors welcome, New & Old €25 per entry
Friday, March 15th @8p.m. Marie & Ronnie Naughton (Clonmacnois & Tullabeg)
Saturday, April 13th @ 11a.m. Kathleen Price’s (Shannonbridge)
SHANNONBRIDGE BOOK LAUNCH A Comprehensive History of Shannonbridge from 1600 to 1900 compiled by Brendan Ryan nd Laura Price will belaunced in the Community Hall, Shannonbridge on Saturday, 16th March at 8p.m. Mr. Michael Donegan will perform the launch; Dr. Michael Egan, Chieftain of the MacEgan Clan, will be guest speaker and Mr. Declan Ryan will act as M.C The book is in Hardback and consists of some 366 pages. Price is €25 (€20 on the night of the launch). Light Refreshments will be served. . All are Welcome
DAILY LENTEN PRAYER
Today Lord, I choose life,
I choose your love and the challenge
to live it and share it,
I choose hope, even in moments of darkness,
I choose faith, accepting you as Lord and God,
I choose to let go of some part of my burdens,
day by day handing them over to you,
I choose to take hold of your strength
and power ever more deeply in my life.
May this truly be for me a time of new life,
of change, challenge and growth.
May I come to Easter with a heart open
to dying with you and rising to your new life, day by day. Amen.
Gaeilge—During the month of March, we are embracing the Irish language in our liturgies. This week, we publish the Our father in Irish and the greeting.
“The Lord be with you”
“Go raibh an Tiarna libh”
“And with your spirit”
“Agus le do spiorad féin”
An Phaidir (Our Father) Ár nAthair atá ar neamh, go naofar d’ainm, go dtaga do ríocht, go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh mar a dhéantar ar neamh. Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha mar amhaithimidne dár bhféichiúna féin agus ná lig sinn i gcathú, ach sar sinn ó olc. Amen.