Sunday, June 30, 2019


Sat 29th June 6:30p.m.  Jimmy, Lizzy & James Joseph McManus (Leitra) & baby Joseph Darrell
Mon, July 1st 12:30 Funeral Mass  (St. Oliver Plunkett)
Tues July 2nd 10:00am Service
Wed July 3rd 10:00a.m. Mass
(St. Thomas Apostle)
Thurs July 4th 10:00a.m. Mass/Service (St. Eliz of Portugal)
Fri July 5th 10:00a.m. Mass
St. Anthony Zaccaria
Saturday, July 6th 6:30p.m.
Pro Populo (Peoples Intention
Sunday, 30th June Egan Family Dec’d Members (Clonlyon )
Fri July 5th 7:00p.m. Mass
Sunday July 7th 10:30a.m. Kieran Kelly (Ballyhearth)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. June 26th  7.30pm
RECENTLY DECEASED - Your prayers are requested for .Johnny Nally 8 Rachra Park & Clonbonny Kathleen Turley (wife of late Kieran Turley, Clondelara, Burial in Clonmacnois after 11am Funeral in Tuam, Monday, July 1st)
Kieran Hannify Shannonbridge
Requiem Mass, Monday at 12:30a.m.
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
2019 RALLY FOR LIFE will be held in Dublin on Saturday 6th July starting at the top of O’Connell street at 2 pm
 COLLECTIONS Offertory 23/6/19 €855 Shrine €95  Thank you.

Prayer for Summer
Father, creator of all, thank you for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.
Thank you for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy your creation.
Thank you for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, 
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to you this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of your presence and light my path with your word and counsel; 
as I enjoy your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for you.  Amen
SHANNONBRIDGE ACTION GROUP meeting Tuesday, 2nd July at 8:30p.m. in Health Centre
PRAYERFUL BEST WISHES to Fr. Fintan Gavin (Dublin) ordained as the new Bishop of the diocese of  Cork &  Ross today   June 30th at 3pm in Cork.                                                                        FAMILY EVENING  after 6:30pm Mass on July 6th in Playground.  Light Refreshments served. Weather permitting but forecast is good!

THANKS to all the parents who helped with the annual Server Tour last Tuesday to Boda Borg..Like the Marines we left nobody behind!

 SHANNONBRIDGE TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP Wednesdays 7p.m. All welcome
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4, 12, 28, 32. No jackpot winner. Three match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €6,800 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 1st July.
WELL DONE  to Shannonbridge girls at Féile with Naomh Ciaran this weekend.-Rachel Carty, Lauren Claffey, Kate Ryan and Aine Leonard and Mark Carty (Coach)  Sadly they bowed out at the Quarter Final today (29th) in Kiltimagh. PS Well done to Aaron Brazil (Goal scorer!) on the Offaly u20s in their recent outing V Carlow
Kilrehan 7th July@11am
High Street 14 July@ 12 Noon
Clonmacnois Aug 3rd 7pm (Please note new location in Monastic Site)
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 ask those attending to bring a bottle of holy water so that  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.
 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR Anyone who has ever attended the National Ploughing Championships will understand the image used by Jesus in todays’ Gospel when He tells His disciples that once they put their hands to the plough they must not look back. No ploughman ever ploughed a straight furrow looking back over his shoulder. He must not be distracted by the things left behind. Jesus calls His followers to persevere in commitment. He doesn’t want lukewarm service. He makes it clear that without commitment there is no depth in anything. In other words, we must not look back and say why, but rather look forward and say why not? As President Lyndon B Johnson reminded the American people just one week after the assassination of John F Kennedy in November 1963: ‘yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose’. The Christian marches forward. It is always too early to quit
 How Great Thou Art O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all The Worlds Tht Hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow’r throughout The universe displayed Then sings my soul, my saviour God to Thee, How great Thou art! (x2)
St. Oliver Plunkett Man of Peace Oliver Plunkett (1625-81) came of a noble & wealthy family in Oldcastle. He was ordained in Rome in 1654.During the Penal times he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland. Oliver Plunkett was a man of peace, who courageously preached and worked for reconciliation knowing that a price was on his head. He  faithfully did what he was ordained to do. Falsely accused of treason, he suffered a martyr’s death on 1st July 1681. Before giving his life, he publicly forgave all who were responsible for his cruel death. We thank God for the work of peace and reconciliation achieved in our country, something that was so dear to the heart of this courageous saint. Monday 1st July is the feast of St. Oliver Plunkett.
SCHOOL IS OUT Our School has come to the end of another school year. It’s an opportunity to say thanks to our Principal, Teachers, SNA’s, School Staff, Members of Board of Managment for the giving of their time and generosity in supporting the work schools do on our behalf. Rest is so important so that the mind and body can be renewed and recreated. We wish all our young friends a lovely Summer.  We want to keep our school safe and well maintained, so we would ask passers-by & local residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. Just to remind that apart from school hours, the school and grounds are closed to public access.
 “Some Quotable Quotes...” “When I eventually met Mr Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.” - Rita Rudner.
 “In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf.” - Anon.
 “I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?” - Zsa Zsa Gabor.
“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.” - Benny Hill.
“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.” - Zenna Schaffer.
    Shannonbridge:Sat 6th July   @6:30 p.m.           
Servers Group 2 Niamh/Aoife F., Harry/Luke/Ellie O’D
 Reader: Michaela Anderson
Euch. Minister Marian McManus
 Church Care:Anne Ryan, Lena Turley, Maureen Mitchell
Clonfanlough:Sun 7th July  @10:30am
Servers Group 1  Abigail K, Rory D,Grace D, Kate McC
Reader: Ann Guinan  Euch Min.:Anne Rohan
Church Care–  July Niamh Egan/Anne Rohan




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