CLONMACNOIS PARISH BULLETIN NOVEMBER 24TH 2019
Saturday 23rd November 6:30p.m. Kieran & Mary Mannion (Clonmacnois) & Dec’d family members (Do This in Memory)
Monday 25th- 10a.m. St Colman of Cloyne
Tuesday 26th—Liturgy of Word & Communion
Wednesday 27th-10am St Fergal
Thursday 28th– 10a.m. St Catherine Labouré
Friday 29th 10:00am..
Saturday 30th Nov -St Andrew, Apostle
10:00.a.m.. Mass 1) Bridget & William Duffy
2) John Joe, Mary, Eddie, Peggy (O’Shea) & Gerry Egan
6:30p.m.Mass (Vigil of 1st Sunday of Advent) Richard & Kieran Hynes [Do This in Memory Group. ]
10:30a.m. Mass for the People
1:30pm. Mass : Clonfanlough Hall Christmas Party afterwards
Monday 25th 7:00p.m. Peg & Andy Rocke
Sunday 1st December (1st Sunday of Advent)
10:30a.m. Devery Family (Clonlyon) Nancy & Sonny Egan
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed. 27th October at 7.30pm
RECENT DEATHS Your prayers are asked for Mary Kate Dolan (Clonlyon) and for Julianne Dillon (Clonmacnois) who we laid to rest in the past week.
COLLECTIONS: Offertory Nov 16/17th 2019 €850 Shrine €55
BAPTISM PREPARATION - Meeting Wed. 27th Nov. at 8pm in the Granary, Boher. Please contactFr. Tom 086-8319500
FOOD BASKET APPEAL This year as a parish we plan to help the Simon Community who have a massive outreach. We would be grateful if you would donate non perishable foods, small toys and toiletries. There will be baskets at the top of both Churches to collect items and on Saturday,Nov 30 th at 6:30pm in Shannonbridge we will celebbrate a Giving Mass with all in our Community. Speaker: Tony O’Riordan
Since Nov 1st 2018 we laid to rest
Hubert (Louis) Darcy
Annie (Birdie) Kelly
John (Sean) Rohan
Mary Kate Dolan
Parishioners who died elsewhere...
Daniel (Donal) O’Connor
Brendan Loonam /Oliver Redican
Pauline Donnelly (Nee Redican)
PARISH MASS FOR DECEASED: Our Annual Mass for all who have died in our parish over the past year will take place Friday November 29th at 7 p.m. in Shannonbridge Church. All welcome.
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
‘This is the king of the Jews’
The feast of ‘Christ the King’ was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to counteract the secularism and atheism that were widespread in the years after World War One. The Holy Father’s intention was clear. He was calling on his flock to stand firm and keep Christ at the centre of their lives. The feast is celebrated, fittingly, as we bid farewell to one Church year, and stand on the threshold of another, because we believe that ‘all time belongs to Him and all seasons’. He is a king with a difference, born in a lowly stable, brought-up in an obscure village, laid to rest in a borrowed grave, whose chariot was a humble donkey, whose throne was a cross, whose crown was made of thorns. As the king is, so should His subjects be. To follow Him means to serve and not to be served; to give and not to count the cost; to be gentle and humble of heart.
DO THIS IN MEMORY.. Date Change: Just a reminder that our next Mass is on Saturday 30th November at 6:30pm Mass in Shannonbridge . Please come& through the school we will be preparing names of Loved Ones for our Remembrance Trees
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY, ATHLONE - ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE - Will take place from Friday 15th May to Friday 22nd May 2020 with Fr Pius Faruna as our S piritual Director. Cost From €580. Deposit of €300 to secure your place with the final amount €280 before mid March. Details available from 087 6600190 or 087 7828283
REVISED EDITION - Due to general demand, the book “Shannonbridge– a history of Raghra” by Laura Price and Brendan Ryan. Copies may be had at Luker’s and Moran’s of Shannonbridge and at Offaly History, Bury Quay, Tullamore. Price €20
STATUE OF FATIMA is coming to St Cynocs Junior national school Ferbane at 6pm on Friday 6th December .Our lady of Fatima statue will be in the school for 2 hours (video, rosary, petitions )free admission.
ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE MASS - In Athlone
Institute of Technology on Thurs. 28th November
at 11am in the John Count McCormack Hall for all
the deceased staff, students and friends of AIT
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO
The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw
were 3, 21, 26, 29. No jackpot winner. Two match
3 winners. Jackpot stands at €11,200 . Next draw in Doon on Monday 25th
BALLINASLOE PARISH MASS TIMES CHANGE (Commence Nov 30th/Dec 1st Our Lady of Lourdes, Creagh: Saturday: 6.00pm Sunday: 10.30am St Michael’s Church: Saturday 7.00pm Sunday: 9.15am & 12.00 midday. Hospital Sun 9.45am .
ADVENT Next Sunday is the beginning of Advent and the new Church year. Readings for Sundays
are from Cycle A and weekdays Cycle 2.
The Advent wreath will be blessed at the startof Mass
NEW SERVER PRACTICE Saturday 30tb directly after 6:30pm Mass. Parents of the servers will be needed as there are some short papers to fill in.
Shanonbridge:Sat 30th November @6:30 p.m.
Server Grp3 Isobel C, Rian C, Shane K
Reader: Kieran O’Connor E.M. D. Fitzpatrick
Ch Care:Marian McManus, Catherina Slattery, Ann Corbett
Clonfanlough:Sun 1st Dec @10:30am
Server Grp 1 Rory D, Grace D, Kate McC
Reader: Ann Guinan Euch Min.:Enda Molloy Church Care– Nov Joey Rigney/Dorothy Darcy
CHRISTMAS FLORAL DEMONSTRATION in Shannonbridge Hall on Thursday, Dec 5th at 6:30p.m. Admission €5.
BEST WISHES to Naomh Ciarán ans especially to Aoife, Ellee & all involved in the All-Ireland final Saturday 23rd in Cavan…. Update congratulations they won 2-11 to 2-9
And to Shannonbridge GAA— in their Leinster Semi-Final on Sunday at 1:30pm in New Ross
(PS And to our friends across the bridge in Padraig Pearses Club in their Connaught Final V Corofin)
Congratulations to Ronan Hynes recipient of the Offaly GAA award this year for Intermediate Football. Everyone is behind u all the way
PARISH PARISH COLLECTION - As we approach this time of year when we renew our Parish boxes for each family home, we thank you for your support which is so important for the running of our Parish. If for some reason you are not registered for
a box, we ask you to please do so by contacting me (Fr. Tom) Please understand the importance of your contribution to the offertory collection and the six yearly envelopes (yellow & white) for the priest’s dues, which pays the wages for the priests in our Dioceses. The parish receives back envelopes currently from Ferbane, Cloghan & Banagher, Leamonaghan, Moore We thank God for Community, for Parish and for all the good people who help to build it up.
Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
To his feet thy tribute bring;/ Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,/ Who like me his praise should sing? Praise the everlasting King!
2) Praise him for his grace and favour To our fathers in distress;/Praise him still the same for ever,/ Slow to chide and swift to bless:/ Praise him! Praise him!/ Glorious in his faithfulness!
This Is My Will, My one command,/ That love should dwell/ Among you all. This is My will that you should love -As I have shown that I love you.
1) No greater love a man can have Than that he die to save his friends You are My friends if you obey What I command that you should do.
Hail Redeemer, King Divine. Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine; King, whose reign shall never cease, Prince of everlasting peace.
Angels, saints and nations sing:
Praise be Jesus Christ our King;
Lord of life, earth, sky and sea,
King of love on Calvary.
Eucharistic King, what love
Draws thee daily from above;
Clad in signs of bread and wine,
Feed us, lead us, keep us thine.