September 17, 2017

Bulletin – 17th Sept. 2017

Abbeylara Parish Bulletin

Sunday 17th Sept. 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999

St. Bernard’s: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th Sept.
7.30 p.m.
11.00 a.m. Edward Leavy, (5th A) Derragh.

St. Mary’s: Sunday 17th Sept.
9.30 a.m. Patsy Fagan, (2nd A) Cloughernal.

St. Bernard’s: Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th Sept.
7.30 p.m. Connie Newman, (5th A) his son Bartley (23rd A) and his parents Connie & Ellen, Cloughernal.
11.00 a.m.

St. Mary’s: Sunday 24th Sept.
9.30 a.m.

Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.30 p.m.

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

Collections: Offertory €686; Holy Land €223 to date; Peter’s Pence €238 to date; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €316 to date; Church Heating – €71; Temple Street Childrens Hospital collection realised €260.39.
Thank you very much.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 19th Sept. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 21st Sept. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 22nd Sept. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.

Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Resource Services: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 16th & Sun. 17th Sept. Please support.

Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 17th Sept. in Abbeylara Church at the 11 a.m. Mass. You will receive a hymn sheet from the Choir who will let you know what hymns will be sung. Please join in.

Lough Derg: Around 40 people went on Pilgrimage by bus from Carra Church to Lough Derg on Saturday, 16th Sept. for the one day Retreat. You and your families intentions were included in the prayers and Mass of the Pilgrimage. Thanks very much to the people who went on this Pilgrimage.

A/G Bingo: Next week’s 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.
St Vincent de Paul are in a position to offer some financial assistance to 3rd level students whose course comes under one of the following categories: Under Graduate 3rd Level Education
Practical courses/Training/Apprenticeships e.g. post Leaving Cert courses: Other criteria may be considered at the discretion of the Conference: Contact 085 1503985

Active Retirement: The next meeting of the Abbeylara Active Retirement Group will take place in the Community Centre on Thursday, 21st at 11.00am. All members requested to attend as there are important items on the Agenda for discussion. New members will be most welcome.

The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland: – Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th Sept. Please support.

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS): Are you aged 21 or over, and for 6 months: – Either you or your spouse have been in receipt of social welfare payments, have been signing for credits, or you are a lone parent. If so you could join the VTOS programme and receive training FREE OF CHARGE to those who are eligible. Interested? Contact the Adult Education Office, Co. Longford VEC, Battery Road, Longford. Tel: 043 3345474 as soon as possible
Longford County Council: The Draft Register of Electors 2018/2019 is now being prepared. If you live in County Longford and wish to vote, you should check that you are registered correctly to vote. If you have any family members resident in county Longford who will be 18 years or over by the 15th Feb. 2018, they may also be registered to vote. You can check the register or by contacting Longford County Council on 043 3343362 or email
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.
Dance Classes: Temporary dance classes will continue for the month of September on Tuesdays, 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.
Cake Sale: At Masses on Sat. 28th & Sun. 29th Oct. More details later.. Please support.

Pro Life: Louis Clara will speak on Pro Life at Masses on Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th Oct. More details later.
Legion of Mary: Annual Pilgrimage on Sunday, 24th Sept. to Knock Shrine. Bus departing from Granard, Bay Horse at 9.30 a.m. Edgeworthstown, Park House at 9.45 a.m. Longford, Heatons 10 a.m. Contacts Breege 087 6483757; Kitty 086 0405621.
Abbeylara GAA Club: Monthly Club meeting on Thursday, 21st Sept. in the Handball Sports Complex, Abbeylara at 9 p.m. sharp. Full attendance please.

Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 14/9/17.
Winning numbers: 4, 13, 24, 28.
Winners: Liam Sullivan, Granard; Padraig Devaney, Coolamber; Elenora Smith, Ballinacross; Loretto Lynch, Toneymore; Anna Murtagh, Creevy:
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 21/9/17. Jackpot €3,100.


Forgiveness works the miracle of change.
When Abraham Lincoln was asked why he did not destroy his enemies, he replied. “If I make my enemies my friends, do I not therefore destroy them”
The art of forgiveness consists in having a humble spirit.
When you forgive you change yourself and other people as well.
You free yourself from the burden of bitterness and you loose others from the chain of guilt
Forgiveness works two ways: you must forgive in order to be forgiven.
Those who cannot forgive break down the bridge over which they themselves must pass, for everybody needs to be forgiven.
Forgiveness should start now. Putting it off only deepens the wound.
Clinging to bitterness postpones happiness.
Life is too short, time is fleeting.
Today is the day to forgive.

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