Saturday, June 22, 2019


Saturday, 22nd June  6:30p.m.  Harry & Mary Hughes (Anniv.)
Sunday 23rd June 12 Noon Funeral of Johnny Nally
Mon 24th June 9:00a.m. Mass
[ Birth of St. John the Baptist ]
Tues 25th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed 26th 10:00a.m. Service
Thurs 27th 10:00a.m. Service
[Our Lady of Perpetual Help ]
Fri 28th 10:00a.m. Service
[The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus ]
Sat 29th June 6:30p.m.  Jimmy, Lizzy & James Joseph McManus (Leitra)
Sunday, 23rd  June [Corpus Christi]  10:30am. Pro Populo
Sunday, 30th June Egan Family Dec’d Members (Clonlyon )
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. June 26th  7.30pm
RECENTLY DECEASED - Your prayers are requested for .Johnny Nally 8 Rachra Park & Clonbonny Nora McGovern (nee Quinn) Drumshanbo, formerly National Teacher Shannonbridge N.S. (1960s)
May they rest in peace.
I Am The Bread Of Life
I am the bread of life, he who comes to me shall not hunger,
he who believes in me shall not thirst. No one can come to me unless the Father draw him And I will ra-ise him up (x2 ) And I will ra-ise him up on the last day.
The bread that I will give
Is my flesh for the life of the world And he who eats of this bread, He shall live forever He shall live forever.
 CLONFERT DIOC. PILGRIMAGE: to Lourdes from Aug 15th – 20th under leadership of Bishop John Kirby. Details: Society Travel (09) 9645350.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING NEWSLETTER: Please take the letter at the back of the Church when taking your Parish Newsletter. 
TOWN HALL THEATRE: hold a Family Fun event on Sat 22nd from 12noon4p.m. Children-€5 – Adults free. Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra will play on Sunday 23rd @ 3p.m. Adults-€9 – children free. Please support.
COLLECTIONS Offertory 16/6/19 €1,025  Shrine €75 Pentecost Dues €1,592  (€2,015 last year) [* Dues returns  for first 3 Collections combined of Shrove/Easter/Pentecost this year  down  €1,957 on the 2018 Contributions. ] Holy Land €355 Monthly €375 Donation €500
Kilrehan 7th July@11am
High Street 14 July@ 12
Clonmacnois Aug 3rd 7pm
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 5th @7pm
-Templeduff Children’s  Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Wednesday, August 15th @ 6:30p.m
Tisaran, 15th August at 8pm.
Boher 25th August at 11am
We would ask those attending to bring a bottle of holy water so that together as a people we can ask God’s blessing on the resting places of our loved ones. Just as they blessed us by their lives -we can together as one people return that prayer to them.

   Shannonbridge:Sat 29th June   @6:30 p.m.           
Servers Group 1 Emily D, Ruth Q, Grace F
 Reader: Kieran O’Connor
Euch. Minister Sinead Ryan
 Church Care:Gemma Moore,Doris Claffey
Clonfanlough:Sun 30thJune  @10:30am
Servers Group 3   Teagan D, Seán O’S, Callie H, Ailish B
Reader: Mary Kelly Euch Min.:Bridie Coughlan
Church Care–  June Leanne Quinn,Breda Maleney

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 18th July from 8-9pm. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance at these meetings Subsequent meeting 14th August  
SERVER TOUR takes place on Monday, June 24th  for Boda Borg Experience, Lough Key Forest Park, depart from Shannonbridge Church at 9:30am…  Please bring small lunch.
SHANNONBRIDGE TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP Wednesdays 7p.m. All welcome
 Saturday Evening Mass Shannonbridge
Since January 19th last we have experimented with an earlier 6:30pm Mass time. At the time in consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council it was said to be for a trial basis of 6 months. We are grateful for the very varied feedback from parishioners about this, with some finding the 6:30pm good or too early, while others find the original 8pm suitable or too late.
We feel it would be best to review this after the summer in a full manner with all Parishioners. We welcome and appreciate your views on this.
‘Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our parishes’ (Pope St. Paul VI). This is a wonder-filled feast charged with warm memories of colourful processions through streets festooned with papal flags, tricolours, and all manner of bunting, and lined with little altars, laden with holy pictures, statues and candles in salute to the Sacrament Most Holy. Let us remember with gratitude on this day all those who have preserved this treasure for us through days of persecution and days of prosperity. They have left us a monument more lasting than bronze. Pope Benedict made this appeal to parents on this feast a few years ago: ‘Please go with your children to Church. This is not time lost. Sunday becomes more beautiful, the whole week becomes more beautiful when you go to Sunday Mass together. ‘The moment we separate our lives from the Eucharist something breaks’. (Mother Teresa).
 DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO - The winning numbers in last
week’s lotto draw were 4, 7, 8, 18. No jackpot
winner. Five match 3 winners. This week’s
jackpot is €6,600 and the draw will be held
in Doon on Monday 24th June.
Feast of the Sacred Heart on Fri June 28th.
Novena Prayer.
Lord Jesus The needs of your people open your heart in love for each of us. You care for us when we are lost Sympathize with us in loneliness And comfort us in mourning You are closest to us where we are weakest You love us most when we love ourselves least You forgive us most when we forgive ourselves least And you call us to spread your love in whatever way we can. Lord Jesus Your heart is moved with compassion when we are suffering When we need your help And when we pray for each other I ask you to listen to my prayer during this Novena And grant what I ask If what I ask is not for my own good and the good of others Grant me what is best That I may build up your kingdom of love in our world. Amen

May God's blessing go with us today
End of school year blessing for teachers and children
May God's blessing go with us today,
At the end of this school year we pray.
That you keep us safe and give us rest
So we start again renewed and refreshed.
Full of health, full of fun
Ready to come and learn again.

May God's blessing go with us today,
As we begin our school holiday.
Give your peace and your joy,
To every girl and every boy.
Help the teachers to enjoy the break,
and prepare and plan for the new intake.

May God's blessings await us next year,
To embrace each new challenge without fear.
Fill this school with your love,
and guide our hearts from above.
Full of faith, full of hope,
full of joy, and full of love. 




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