Saturday, July 06, 2019

Only a disciple can make a disciple. The good disciple knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. It is not surprising, then, that Jesus’ instruction to the first disciples in today’s Gospel is direct and uncomplicated: “go out, mingle, travel light, be prepared to be hated, be present, use words if necessary, and offer the gift of peace to all.” He sent them on pilgrimage, not on parade. It is interesting that he emphasizes the importance of promoting and spreading peace at every opportunity. The 18th Century Russian Monk, St. Seraphim, a revered master of the spiritual life, offered this striking reflection on the power and fruits of peace: “If I have peace in my soul, then hundreds around me will be converted”. The Lord’s instruction goes out to His followers in every age. He doesn’t ask me if I am capable of the task, bur rather if I am available?

Saturday, July 6th 6:30p.m.
Pro Populo (Peoples Intention
Monday 8th July  St. Kilian  10am Mass
Tuesday, 9th July  Funeral of Shane Hynes in Clonfanlough  
Wed, 10th July  10am Service                  
Thurs, 11th July 10am Mass   -  
St.  Benedict, Patron of Europe   
Friday, 12th July 10am Mass                
Saturday, 13th July  St. Henry 
Saturday, July 13th 6:30p.m.
John & Mary Claffey & Rose Curley (Anniv.)  
Sunday July 7th 10:30a.m. Kieran Kelly (Ballyhearth)
Monday July 8th 7pm Reception of remains of Shane Hynes
Tuesday July 9th 12 Noon   Requiem Mass Shane Hynes
Sunday July 14th 10:30a.m
Mary Kelly 1st A (Clonfanlough
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Next Mass Wed. July 10th at 7.30pm
RECENTLY DECEASED - Your prayers are requested for .Kieran Hannify Shannonbridge and Shane Hynes Glebe
BAPTISM PREPARATION - in our Pastoral Area. Next Meetings Parochial House in Ballinahown on Thursday 18th July from 8-9pm. Parents are asked to contact their local priest about attendance Subsequent meeting 14th August

 COLLECTIONS Offertory 30/6/19 €710 Shrine €41   Pentecost Dues (final amount) €1,852.  Thank you.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL August 15-18h at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare. Age 16-35 Donation only. Transport arranged. See for details.
FERBANE NURSING HOME at Gallen Priory will host a Family Fund Day for the local community on Thursday, 18th July from 2-6p.m. Activities on the day include music by Olivia Douglas, face painting, fairy trail, ice-cream van, refreshments etc. Join in the fun– all welcome. Tel 090 6454872
DAY OF PRAYER FOR IRELAND in Cluain Ciarán, Clonmacnois on Saturday 13th July from 11am. Mass at 4pm. Please bring packed lunch with you.
STUDY THEOLOGY ON LINE flexible accessible courses. Attend lectures in Tallaght or from your home. Register now for Autumn 2019. or Ph. 014048124. See poster on notice boards.
WEST OFFALY TRAINING are running some great courses over the summer. One day once off working with Autism Course 13th July Kids Computer Camp in Ferbane, Clareen, Kilcormac & Mucklagh. Kids Irish Camp 12-16th August Professional Photography through Smartphone TBC and Smartphone Training/Manual Handling/ Abrasive Wheel Training (weekly) . Call 057 9152003 to find out more.

 Saturday, July 20th from 11am. A trailer will be available for grave debris. All help welcome to remove dumped items and cuttings at wall edge into trailer
      Shannonbridge:Sat 13th July   @6:30 p.m.           
Servers Group 3 Michael C, Rachael C, Paddy R, Cliodhna F, Niamh C
 Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister Marie McManus
 Church Care:Martha Murphy/Marie McManus
Clonfanlough:Sun 14th July  @10:30am
Servers Group 1  Neasa T, Tadgh T, Eva S.
Reader: Kathleen  Guinan  Euch Min.:Enda Molloy
Church Care–  July Niamh Egan/Anne Rohan
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, 7, 10, 28. No jackpot winner. One match 3 winner. This week’s jackpot is €7,000 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 8th July.

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.

 How Great Thou Art O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all The Worlds Thy 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)
SCHOOL IS OUT We want to keep our school Clonmacnois N.S. 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...”
- “I admire the Pope. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can tour without an album.” -Rita Rudner.
- “If absolute power corrupts absolutely, where does that leave God?” -George Deacon.
- “When I told the people of Northern Ireland  that I was an atheist,a woman in the audience stood up and said, ‘Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?” -Quentin Crisp.
-“I would have made a good Pope.” -Richard Nixon.
CLUNY MOZAMBIQUE APPEAL THANK YOU for your support of €13,000. The Sisters wish to thank sincerely all who contributed so generously. Your help will make a huge difference to the suffering people in Mozambique who are trying to rebuild their lives.

 FAMILY EVENING  after 6:30pm Mass on July 6th in Playground.  Light Refreshments served.
Holy Spirit, whose guiding presence we find wherever we go,
protect all who travel
this summer and bring them safely
to their journey's end.
Protect our children and young people;
surround them with Your loving care,
and help them to always recognise danger.
This we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.




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