August 28, 2017

Bulletin – 27th August 2017

Abbeylara Parish Bulletin

Sunday 27th August 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999

St. Bernard’s: Sat. 26th & Sun. 27th Aug.
7.30 p.m. Cathy Earley (8th A) her parents in law Myles and Mary Anne Earley, her sister in law Maggie & Leo Grier.
11.00 a.m. Kevin Smyth, (A) Beechview, Abbeylara.

St. Mary’s: Sunday 27th Aug.
9.30 a.m. Kathleen & Tommy Dawson and all the Deceased members of the Dawson Family, (A) Carrickduff.

St. Bernard’s: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd Sept.
7.30 p.m. Stephen Gaynor, his brother Luke, his sister Bridget & his nephew John Gaynor who died recently in Birmingham, England. (A)
11.00 a.m. Jimmy Kiernan, (5th A) Cartronbore.

St. Mary: Sunday 3rd Sept.
9.30 a.m. –

Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday & Wednesday 7.30 p.m.
Friday 7.30 p.m. Angela Reilly, (26th A) Springtown.

St. Mary’s: Tuesday & Thursday 7.30 p.m.

Collections: Offertory – €398.69. 15/8/17 Offertory €878. 20/8/17; Holy Land €214 to date; Peter’s Pence €235 to date; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €239 to date: Thank you very much.

Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Brigid Fleming, 7 The Swan, Wolfhill, Laois, formerly Brigid Heerey, Abbeylara, died on Saturday 19th Aug. May she rest in peace.
LARCC – Cancer Support Sanctuary: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 26th & Sun. 27th Aug. Please support. Larcc Cancer Support Centre, Coole Road, Multyfarnham, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Phone 044 9371971; email
web site:

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 29th Aug. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 31st Aug. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 1st Sept. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m..

First Friday: Friday, 1st Sept. is the First Friday. The sick and housebound will be attended as usual. First Friday Confessions in Abbeylara Church at 7p.m. followed by First Friday Holy Mass at 7.30p.m.

Fr. John Christopher Drumgoole: The Rosary and prayers will be offered for the Beatification of Fr. John Christopher Drumgoole on Friday 1st Sept. in Abbeylara Church after the 7.30p.m. Mass. You are welcome to take part.

Fatima First Saturday, 2nd Sept. This Mass will be celebrated with the Saturday evening Mass in Abbeylara at 7.30 p.m. with Confessions. This is the Centenary Year of the Apparitions of Fatima.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: – Takes place on Sunday, 3rd Sept. Ceremonies begin at 2.30 p.m. with Anointing of the Sick and Holy Mass will be celebrated at 3p.m. Bus leaves Granard at 10.15a.m. Cost €18. Book your bus seat with Margaret Donnelly, Carra. Phone 043 6686540.

Lough Derg: A bus will travel to Lough Derg on Saturday, 16th Sept. from Carra Church at 7.15 a.m. for the one day Retreat. Cost €50, which includes bus, boat, refreshments, lunch and use of the Island facilities. Contact Fr. Michael. 043 6686270. See Church Notice Board.
Dare to Believe: Know Mary, Know Jesus: Catholic Young Conference 2017. Ages 18 – 40 on 2nd to 3rd Sept. in All Hollows College, Dublin. Phone Keith 086 8899123; Lucy 087 9959803. Email

Irish Heart Foundation: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 2nd & Sun. 3rd Sept. Please support. Irish heart Foundation – Fighting Heart Disease & Stroke. Mairead McMeel – Jackson, Regional Manager 087 6695283. Phone 01 6685001; email; web

Knock: Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin – Ballina School Choir – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’

Longford College of Further Education are now enrolling for September entry on post leaving cert courses. The college provides QQI level 5 and 6 awards including: Clerical and Payroll, Tourism with Business, Healthcare, Childcare, Nursing, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Motor Technology, Graphic Design and more. These 1 year courses award up to 390 CAO points and prepare students for employment with lifelong skills. Completion of levels 5 & 6 can enable direct progression to year 2 of degree programmes in Athlone Institute of Technology. For more information and to enroll, go to or Phone (043) 33 45455.
Congregational Singing: It is hoped to soon start Congregational Singing at some weekend Masses in our Parish. More details later.

Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 24/8/17.
Winning numbers; 4, 16, 18, 21.
Fiacra O’Connor, Abbeylara; John & Kitty Farrell, Granard; John Scanlon, Carra; Denis and Sheila Fahey, Abbeylara; Lia & Marcella Flynn, Clonguish:
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 31/8/17. Jackpot €2,950.

Dance Classes: Temporary dance classes will commence for the month of September on Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 8.30pm to 10pm. Tutor will be Niall Doorley who was the judge on the RTE production of Stensons & Stilettos. Come along and enjoy.

A/G Bingo: Next weeks Jackpot is a whopping €20,000 in 42 numbers. If not won you could win €1,100 in 44 numbers. Wait for it! there’s a second Jackpot of €5,800 before half time. Two raffles of €100 each, total payout this week is €27,100. It could be you. Eyes down 8.45pm.
National Schools: In Abbeylara Parish re-opens on Wednesday, 30th Aug. Prayerful good wishes to all our pupils & staff for the New School Year.

Tidy Towns: The committee would like to thank all who supported our fundraiser recently and to all those who attended our Social Dance, well done. We continue to keep our Village looking its best as we eagerly await the results of this years’ competition. We have continually increased our marks for the past ten years and hope to keep this trend up. Thanks again to the Community Employment Workers for all their help.
NCBI (National Council for The Blind Ireland) are running a drop in awareness day on September 6th in Longford Library at 11am – 3.30pm. Staff will provide information regarding the services NCBI offer. NCBI Community Resource Worker will be available to discuss any general queries you may have in relation to NCBI services, benefits and entitlement, different types of magnification and to demo a variety of daily living aids.

Active Age: Abbeylara Active Age group will resume meetings after the Summer break on Thursday 7th September in the Parish Centre at 11.00am. Hope everyone is refreshed after the holiday period. We look forward to seeing all and to having some new members for the coming season.

St. Mother Teresa’s Prayer.
People are often unreasonable, irrational and self – centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.    Saint Mother Teresa

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