Sunday, July 28, 2019



Saturday, July 27th 6:30p.m
6:30p.m. Kieran Hanniffy (Jnr) (Months Memory)
Mon July 29th 9:30a.m. Mass St. Martha
Tues July 30th 10:00a.m. Mass
Wed July 31st  10:00a.m. Service St. Ignatius of
Thurs Aug  1st 10:00a.m. Mass Sr. Marie Connolly  1st Anniv St. Alphonsus of Ligouri
Fri Aug 2nd 10:00a.m. Mass First Friday
Saturday, August 3rd  7:00p.m
Cemetery Mass Clonmacnois
  Sunday, 28th July   10:30a.m 
Intention:People of the Parish
Thursday Aug 1st 7:00p.m. Mass
Sunday August 4th 10:30a.m.
Shane Hynes M/M
ARD  CHIARAIN 10:00a.m. Wed 31st July Sr. Marie Connolly 1st Anniv         
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. July 31st at 7.30pm
RECENTLY DECEASED - Since we last gathered….. Annie (Birdie) Kelly (Clonfanlough Hill) …  Lucas
BAPTISM PREPARATION Next parents meeting in our pastoral area will be in the Parochial House, Ballinahowen, on Wed. 14th August 8-9p.m. Let your local priest know in advance if you intend to go.
COLLECTIONS Offertory July 21st  €950  Shrine  €60 Thank you.
FIRST FRIDAY - Friday 3rd is the First Friday of August. The sick and the housebound will be visited as usual.
CLONFERT DIOC. PILGRIMAGE: to Lourdes from Aug 15th – 20th under leadership of Bishop John Kirby. Details: Society Travel (09) 9645350

WEST OFFALY TRAINING - Are running some great courses over the summer – Kids Irish Speaking Camp, 12th-16th August; Kids Computer Camp in Ferbane, 12th-16th August and Mucklagh 6th-9th August. Professional Photography through Smartphone TBC and Smartphone Training / Manual Handling / Abrasive Wheel Training (weekly). Call 057 9152003 to find out more.

ARK OF DIVINE MERCY - Will host First
Saturday in honour of our Blessed Lady in St.
Ronan’s Parish Church, Taughmaconnell on
Saturday 3rd August starting at 2pm with a short
Procession, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy,
concluding with Holy Mass. Celebrant Fr. Pius
Faruna. All are most welcome. Details 087
7828283 or
SHANE LOWRY - Congratulations to Shane on his unforgettable victory in the British Open Golf
Championship at Portrush on Sunday last. His
marvellous achievement provided a moment for the ages, and lifted the spirits of the nation. It was an especially proud moment for Offaly people everywhere, and for the extended Lowry family in particular. Beir bua!
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA & LISBON - LAST REMAINING SEATS. 9th-16th September, 2019. Rev. Fr. Tony Gavin. 7 nights full board Santo Amaro Hotel. Cost €779p.p.s. Pilgrimage not to be missed inclusive of Coimbra, Santarem and Lisbon.Book Now contact Mrs. Anna Condron. Tel. 090 6482228 or 085 7700198
                         MINISTRIES                                                  Shannonbridge:Sat 3rd August @6:30 p.m.           
Servers Group 2 Niamh & Aoife F, Harry,Luke  Ellie O’D.
 Reader: Pattie Corbett
Euch. Minister Sinead Ryan
 Church Care:Marion McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 4th Augustt   @10:30am
Server Group 2, Neáa T, Tadhg T, Eva S
Reader: Bridie Coughlan  Euch Min.:Leanne Quinn
Church Care–  Aug Marian Devery/Ann Kelly

SHANNONBRIDGE TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP Wednesdays 7p.m. All welcome
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO  The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 5, 20, 23, 28. No jackpot winner. Three match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €7,600 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 29th July
REEK SUNDAY  takes place on Sunday 28th July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit hourly from 8am to 2pm with Confessions available from 7.30am to 2pm.
It was perhaps the day we knew was coming but not so soon we hoped.. As Clara rightly celebrated the victory of Shane Lowry, a strange silence descended on our local communities with the news of our local Power Station..
 More than any other group ESB/Bord Na Móna transformed the social fabric of our region. It was a hard fought transformation as man and machine harnessed the local landscape to generate electricity, employment and social change. Children reached college, homes were constructed, families were raised– due in many parts to the incomes generated.
But times and priorities change and people are honest and realistic as ever. The phrase “fair transition” has appeared a lot and it is evident that local and county individuals and groups will work together with workers to ensure that a national priority is given to achieve a just transition  for our region. It is a story of loss but we know that it is not and never will be the final chapter when people cooperate and  plan  and achieve together.

Clonmacnois Aug 3rd 7pm (Please note new location in Monastic Site as at Pattern)
Mullanakill Children’s Cemetery, Clonlyon Glebe  Mon August 5th @7pm
-Templeduff Children’s  Cemetery,  Cloniffeen Thursday , August 15th @ 6:30p.m
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.

Since we last gathered at Clonmacnois on Aug 4th 2018

Kathleen (Kay) Donegan 20 Sept 2018
Kathleen Kelly 6/11/2018
Barry Quinn 13/11/2018
Mary L’Estrange 18/12/2018
Hubert (Louis) Darcy 20/3/19
Johnny Nally 9/6/2019
Kieran Hanniffy 28/6/19
Shane Hynes  5/7/18
Annie (Birdie) Kelly 18/7/2019
The Our Father has inspired millions over the past two thousand years. It is a complete programme of Chr  istian living. It is a summary of the entire Gospel. It covers all of life. It covers our past sin: ‘forgive us our trespasses’. It covers our present need: ‘give us this day our daily bread’. It covers our future trials: ‘lead us not into temptation’. Most amazing of all, it ‘allows’ us to address God as ‘Father’. This is an extraordinary privilege that carries with it a challenging responsibility. If we ‘dare’ to call God ‘Father’ we must be prepared to act as His sons and daughters should. The Our Father is meant to be lived.




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