CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN AUGUST 18TH 2019
Sat Aug 17th 6:30p..m.
Our Lady of Knock Teresa Rocke &7th Anniv)
Monday, 19th 10am. Mass August - St John Eudes, priest
Tuesday, 20th August - 10am Mass St. Bernard, Abbot & doctor of the Church
Wednesday, 21st August - 10am Mass St. Pius X, Pope.
Thursday, 22nd August - 10am Mass The Queenship of the BVM
Friday, 23rd August -10am Mass St. Rose of Lima, virgin.
Sat, 24th August St. Bartholomew, Apostle) 6:30p.m.- Louis Darcy- 90th anniv of his birth.
Sunday August 18th 10:30am.
10:30am. John & Agnes O’Shea
Sunday August 25th 10:30am.
Annie (Birdie) Kelly M/M
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed. 21st August at 7.30pm
RECENT DEATHS Seán Rohan Back Road, Clonfanlough
COLLECTIONS Offertory Aug 10-11th €942 Shrine €85 Monthly €158
ANNUAL PATTERN DAY AT CLONMACNOIS: Takes place on Sunday 8th September beginning at 2.45pm.
HERITAGE WEEK 1) Raven Haven Aviaries are breeders and exhibitors of Native Birds and Birds of Prey. This is an opportunity to see owls, kestrels, hawks and ravens up close and learn all about them at Ferbane Library on Thursday 22nd August at 6pm. Admission is FREE. Suitable for all ages
2) CASTLES of West Offaly Coole, Kilcolgan, Clonlyon and Lisclooney. August 24th 10am-4pm Booking required. 0857107569 / email@example.com or 0872571058 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) FOLLOW the flyboats A walk and talk through Shannon Harbour Saturday 24th August 11-1pm 083 145 4548
Ballinasloe News – newspaper articles on Galway’s easterly town from 18th century – Launch in B’sloe Library on Tues Aug 20th @ 6.30p.m by historian Steve Dolan. Full process will go to Friends of Portiuncula Group and this Heritage Week Steve is raising €10,000 for charity in the region – please support.
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 4,9,13,19. No jackpot winner. NO match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €8,200 and the draw will be held in Doon on Monday 19th August
KNOC K DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE will take place on Sunday 1st September this year. It is planned that a Bus will travel from the Parish as usual. Those interested should give their names to Anne Rohan (086) 8142714 or Darran Finnerty (086) 8776273 as soon as possible. Costs have been provisionally set at €32 per person which as usual includes a light breakfast and an evening meal.
BULLETIN- PLEASE NOTE - The Aug 31st/Sept 1st issue of the Bulletin will be printed on Friday 23rd. All notices need to be submitted to me in advance.I should shortly have a Mass Diary for 2020 Bookings. I cannot safely take bookings otherwise. Will let u know when Diary is open
20th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Jesus says in today’s Gospel that He came to bring division. It seems like a contradiction that the Prince of Peace came to bring division. But real peace is based on truth, and if I speak the truth it will at times cause division. The prophets stood for truth, and they were martyred. It has been said that all truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident. We must be brave, then. We must have the courage to stand against the crowd at times. We should never worry about who will be offended if we speak the truth; we should worry, rather about who will be misled and damaged if we don’t. Pope Benedict reminded us that whenever we find ourselves on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Truth cannot be determined by majority vote. ‘The one who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his/her back on the crowd’.
Shannonbridge:Sat 24th August @6:30 p.m.
Servers Grp 1 Emily D, Ruth Q, Grace F
Reader: Eileen Quinn
Euch. Minister Martha Murphy
Church Care:Paula Claffey, Deirde Kenny Colette Quinn
Clonfanlough:Sun 25th Augustt @10:30am
Server Grp 2, Neása T, Eva S
Reader: Maura Molloy Euch Min.:Bridgie Coughlan
Church Care– Aug Marian Devery/Ann Kelly
National Novena to Our Lady of Knock
Began in Knock Shrine with two sessions daily in the Basilica at 3pm & 8pm; Wednesday 14th August to Thursday 22nd August. Seminars at 12 noon each day. John Bruton, Most Rev Rino Fisichella (Rome), Olive Foley, Bishop Alan Mc Guckian, Dr. John
Feehan, Bishop Kevin Doran, Msgr John Armitage, Carole Coleman, Rev Trevor Sargent,Nollaig O’Muraile, Tom Neary, Archbishop Michael Neary, Fr. Peter Mc Verry
Novena Speakers & Seminars
Sun18th Aug Family day at Knock Shrine Speaker(1) : Most Rev. Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin
Theme : A joy that lies ahead of us
Speaker(2) : Msgr. John Armitage, Rector at our
Lady’s Shrine Walsingham, UK Mary and the reality of family life
Mon 19th Aug 12noon Seminar : Knock Youth Ministry \Theme : New Shoots Speaker : Carole Coleman Theme : Motherhood , media and me
Tues 20th Aug 12noon Speaker : Rev. Trevor Sargent Theme : Faith in Action
Wed 21st Aug 12noon 140th Anniversary of the Apparition Speakers : Nollaig ó Muraíle and Tom Neary Theme : Place, People and the Knock Apparition Speaker: Most Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam Theme : The message of the Knock Apparition then and now.
Special events on 21st August
12noon Unveiling of the historic model of Knock Village in 1879 at Rest and Centre
3pm Unveiling of the new Processional Statue of Our Lady of Knock during Mass
7pm Witnesses’ Walk ‘Meeting Heaven at harvest
Thurs 22nd Aug Speaker : Fr. Peter Mc Verry
Theme : Following the dream of Jesus
Seminars : 12noon daily Novena : 3pm and 8pm daily Anointing of the sick : 2pm daily
Further details from www.knockshrine.ie
BUS TO KNOCK FOR THE ANNUAL NOVENA - Mon. 19th, Wed. 21st August, leaving Belmont at 4.30pm, Banagher 4.45pm, Cloghan 4.55pm, Ferbane 5pm, Doon 5.10pm. For further details call 087 2822522.
MISSION APPEAL –Welcome to Fr. Terry Smith (Spiritan also known as “ The Holy Ghost Missionaries”) are visiting our Diocese this year. He will speak at both Masses in our Parish this weekend An envelope will be left at both Masses in the pews and people are welcome to make a donation either at that Mass or to leave it in later and we will forward it for their work in Evangelisation, Education, Health & AIDS sufferers, Refugees, Water Well, Peace & Justice, Food & Agriculture.
OFFALY PRO LIFE - Wish to thank most sincerely all those who contributed to the local collections (€1,000) in West Offaly for the Pro Life Trust. Also to those who supported the music night in Boora for Gianna Care Galway where €1,330 was raised. Your support is much appreciated. Check out Offaly Pro Life Facebook page for more info
WEST OFFALY TRAINING - Are running some great courses over the Autumn. Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 starting Fri. 6th Sept., Working with Autism starting Wed. 11th Sept., Make-up Course starting Tues. 10th Sept. , ECDL starting 23rd September and Afterschool Coding 2nd October. Manual Handling Abrasive Wheel Training (weekly)Tel 057 9152003.
CONGRATULATIONS - To all our young people who received their Leaving Certificate results this week. We pray that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit as they continue in their choice of career.
Priesthood and Religious Life, despite its negative media image, is still a fantastic call that can bring enrichment and fulfilment, not only to your own personal journey, but also to the lives of others you may encounter on that journey. Give it a thought!
OFFALY SPORTS PARTNERSHIP - Community Activities . Thursday 22nd August – Shannonbridge GAA pitch @ 11.30 – 1.30 For further information contact Denise Coghill in the Offaly Sports Partnership, 086 7912513, email@example.com
LOCAL COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS HAPPY HEART DAY!!! - Saturday 31st August in the Heritage Centre, Ferbane 10am till 3pm. FREE blood pressure and pulse checks with the Irish Heart Foundation. CPR demonstrations, Ferbane Coder Dojo showcase, Children’s entertainment, Bake Sale, Raffle. All welcome.
COUNTRY JAMBOREE - - In Cloghan Sportsfield on Sunday 25th August from 2-6pm. Artists include: Blue Ridge Country, TR Dallas, Bianca, John Molloy, Colin Kenny, Deirdre Keane, Rock on Paddy. Covered marquee and dance floor. BYOB and food. Tickets €15
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Portiuncula University Hospital is currently recruiting volunteers. By giving a few hours of your time and skills you could improve the Patient Experience and contribute to the wellbeing of our paitents and visitors. Please submit your expression of interest in writing to Ms. Marita Fogarty, Director of Nursing, Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway by 30th August 2019.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Give praise to the Father Almighty, To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord, To the Spirit who lives in our hearts, both now and forever. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.” Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world; Grant us peace. ST. JOSEPH, Chosen by God to be The Husband of Mary, The Protector of the Holy Family, The Guardian of the Church. Protect all families In their work and recreation And Guard us on our journey through life. (Repeat – Lamb of God, etc.) ST. JOHN, Beloved Disciple of the Lord, Faithful priest. Teacher of the Word of God. Help us to hunger for the Word. To be loyal to the Mass And to love one another. (Repeat – Lamb of God, etc.)