Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Sat 25th May 6:30pm Vigil Mass Patrick Duffy and his son Paddy
Monday, 27th May 7:00p.m. Mass St. Augustine of Canterbury
Tuesday, 28th May 9:00am.Mass
Wednesday, 29th May 10 Service
Thursday, 30th May  10am St. Joan of Arc Service
Friday, 31st May  10am Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Service
Saturday, 1st June  6:30p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday 26th May 10:30am
Sunday 2nd June 10:30am.
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. May 29th 2019 @ 7:30pm

BAPTISMS We   welcomed recently Katie Ann Turley  into the Christian community
DEATHS - Please pray for the repose of the soul of  Pat  O’Brien formerly Cloghan (brother of Cora Kelly, Shannonbridge)
 THANKS Noel & Vivienne Holmes wish to express their grateful thanks to friends and neighbours who contributed so generously to the Parkinson's Association  recently
COLLECTIONS May 18th/19th.  Offertory €755 Shrine €75 . Easter Dues (final Amount) €2,600  (Easter 2018 €3,110)  Trócaire €2,720 (€2435 in 2018) Míle Buíochas
Kilrehan Cemetery, 7th July.
High Street Cemetery, 14th July
Clonmacnois Cemetery Saturday Aug 3rd 7pm
Boher Cemetery on Sunday 25th
August at 11am

 CLUNY APPEAL FOR MOZAMBIQUE - Your contribution may be given to the Sisters in St. Joseph’s Convent. Thank you.

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo - Saturday 1st June from 2pm to 5pm. Mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming. Homilist: Fr. Frank Fahey. Buses available locally. Contact Kay on 01 837 8504.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS in St Ronan’s Parish Church, Taughmaconnell on Sat 1st June starting at 2pm (Procession, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Enrolment of the Brown Scapular) Mass. Cel. Fr. Luke. All  welcome. Details from on 087 7828283.
IRELAND - Are holding a Migraine Information
Evening in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Thursday 30thMay from 7-9pm. All are invited to attend.
OFFALY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY - In conjunction with the ETB are running a QQI Level 4 Award in Catering and Tourism Skills commencing on June 24th in Birr Further Education Centre. For Information  087-7385989.
May at Ferbane Healthy Breakfast Club at
7.30pm. Hear about our amazing results within
the community and how we are empowering
people of all ages to become the best version of
themselves. Opportunity not to be missed!
Multiple Myeloma Society Celebration & Remembrance  Thursday 30th May 2019 Tullamore Parish Church at 7p.m.(Mass) Refreshments in Tullamore Parish Centre afterwards

                          MINISTRIES                                                  Shannonbridge:Sat 1st June   @6:30 p.m.   Srvr:Grp 1 Emily D, Ruth Q, Grace F
 Reader: Catherine Doolan
Euch. Minister Marian McManus
 Church Care:Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 2nd June  @10:30am
Srvr Grp 2 Neása & Tadhg T, Eva S
Reader: Alan/Leanne Devery  Euch Min.:Ann Guinan
Church Care–  June Leanne Quinn,Breda Maleney

‘When the power of love overcomes the
Love of power the world will know peace’.
These eloquent sentiments expressed by
legendary American rock guitarist, Jimmi
Hendrix make the important connection
between love and peace, and mirror precisely
the words of Jesus in the Upper Room as He
bids farewell to His disciples. Having
appealed to His friends to love one another
Jesus now bequeaths to them the gift of peace.
Peace actually begins with love, and we find
peace when we live our lives through the lens
of love. The peace which Jesus offers is an
inner peace, knowing as He does that it is
‘peace within that makes beauty without’.
It is His gift, then, and it is only by opening
our hearts to Him that we can receive that
gift. A world without God can never know
peace. No God, no peace; know God, know

Shannonbridge Action Group are currently developing a long term strategic plan for the Village in conjunction with Offaly County Council and Offaly Local Development Company. In order to identify the community’s needs and aspirations for the future of Shannonbridge we need your input and ideas. Surveys are being delivered currently in this regard and we’d ask you to return them completed as soon as possible                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CONGRATULATIONS!  Well done to the Shannonbridge Community Services Group (sometimes called “the ladies in the hall!”) who have beaten off stiff competition to be named amongst 36 groups from all over Ireland in the National Lottery "Good Causes" awards. Interviews will take place on Oct 7/8th in Athlone with the Gala Final in Dublin on Saturday, 2nd November. See www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards for more information.
 ST. CIARAN’S YOUTH CLUB well done to all involved in the recent fund-raiser at the annual ice-cream party for Down Syndrome Ireland Thanks for your generosity
CLONMACNOIS N.S. 5Km RunWalk School fundraiser Sunday, 26th May at 12 Noon. Register from 10:30am in Clonfanlough Hall (N37 PD36) €10 individual €20 per family. Refreshments served on the day.     
SAFEGUARDING MESSAGE   from Bishop Francis together with an update on Safeguarding in our Diocese is available in the Church Porches. Please take a copy.                                                    
Mon. 27th: Mass at 8pm, Fr. Brian Boyle, Fermoy.
Tues. 28th: Mass at 8pm, Fr. Tom Ryan, Ennis.
Wed. 29th: Mass at 8pm, Msgr. Cathal Geraghty V.G.,Loughrea.
Thurs. 30th: Mass at 8pm, Fr. Simon Cadam. Mass of  Remembrance for deceased relatives and friends.
Fri. 31st: Closing Mass at 8pm, Fr. Declan McInerney.
An Invitation
On May 9/10th 2020  our Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois will host an Assembly to consider and offer views on how best the diocese can respond, at this time, to the pastoral challenges and opportunities.
Our parish is asked to send 3 delegates to take part in the Assembly and its Preparations. We are looking for men and women, younger and older to be part. There will be 3 meeting for the delegates in preparation for the Assembly. Saturday, 14th September 10th (10am-1pm) Saturday 23rd November (10a.m.-1p.m.) and a further date in Spring 2020.
The theme of the Assembly is “Shaping the future with hope.” In preparation for the Assembly there is a ‘Prayer Card’ at the exits of the Church which you are invited to take home and pray during the year for the success of this Assembly. There will be more about this Assembly in the days and weeks ahead.
If you would like to represent our parish, please contact any of the Parish Pastoral Council  Patricia Anderson, Sr. Margaret Mary,Ann Guinan,Kathleen Norton,Eileen Quinn,Fr. Tom Cox,Vincent Darcy,Anne McEvoy,Enda Molloy,Shane Hynes,Dympna Fitzpatrick
 SHANNONBRIDGE TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP Wednesdays 7p.m. All welcome
 DOON/S’BRIDGE GAA LOTTO  winning numbers were 9-25-26-27 . No jackpot winner or match 3 winners. Jackpot at €5,600. Next Draw Doon 27/5/2019                   




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