October 1, 2017

Bulletin – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017

Abbeylara Parish Bulletin

Sunday 24th Sept. 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999
www.abbeylaraparish.com
email abbeylaraparish@eircom.net
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. Barney and Margaret Brady, (A) Cartrobore.

St. Mary’s: Sunday 24th Sept.
9.30 a.m. Mary & John Farrell and their son Matt, (A) Aughnagarron.

St. Bernard’s: Saturday 30th Sept. & Sunday 1st Oct.
7.30 p.m. James Nicholson. (A)
11.00 a.m. Mary Heaney. (18th A)

St. Mary’s: Sunday 1st October.
9.30 a.m. Nan Lord, (2nd A) Aughnagarron.
Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.30 p.m.

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

Collections: Offertory €1,066; Holy Land €223 to date; Peter’s Pence €238 to date; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €326 to date; Church Heating – €325 to date; Rath Mhuire & Dolmen Resource Services collection realised €219.10. Thank you very much.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 26th Sept. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.

Deaths: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of: Mary Greene, Edgeworthsown, Co. Longford, died Friday, 15th Sept. Sister to Ita Farrell, Carra.
Rupert Masterson, Aughamore, Ballinalee, formerly Rincoola, Granard, died Saturday, 16th Sept.
Anita O’ Reilly, Barrack St. Granard, died Friday, 22nd Sept. May they rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 28th Sept. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 29th Sept. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.

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

Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 24th 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.

Pilgrimage to Garabandal: – Takes place from Saturday, 23rd Sept. to Tuesday, 26th Sept. You will be remembered in my Holy Masses and prayers of the pilgrimage. Fr. Michael.

Phone Numbers for emergencies only: Fr. Seamus Fullam, 043 6686141; 086 3665448: Fr. Simon Cadam, Granard, 043 6686550; 086 2401295.

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 www.checktheregister.ie or by contacting Longford County Council on 043 3343362 or email franchise@longfordcoco.ie

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.
ISPCC & Childline: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 7th & Sun. 8th Oct. Never give up on a child. Ever. Please support. Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:
Sacred Heart Primary School, Granard: Congratulations to the Sacred Heart N.S., Granard on the opening of their New Extension to their School on Friday, 22nd Sept.

Cake Sale: At Masses on Sat. 14th & Sun.15th Oct. More details later. Please support.

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.
Music Classes: – with Philip Clarke. Keyboard, tin whistle, piano, accordion. Also Guitar lessons and Fiddle lessons for beginners & advanced students.
Every Tuesday from 6.00 pm in Abbeylara Parish Centre. Check our facebook page (abbeylara music classes) for more details – or call to Parish Centre Abbeylara.
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.

Pro Life: Louis Clara will speak on Pro Life at Masses on Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th Oct. More details later.

Dance Classes: Temporary dance classes will continue on Tuesday, 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.
Social Dancing: Social Dancing on Friday, 29th September. Dancing from 10 to 12midnight. Doors opens at 9.30pm. Music by Paul Corrigan. Thank you to all who attended our last one which was a great success. Short meeting on Tuesday, 26th September at 7pm in the Centre. Follow us on facebook: Abbeylara Social Dancing
Parish Draw; The next Parish Draw will be held on Thursday, 28th Sept. in Carra Church at 8.30 p.m. after the 7.30 p.m. Holy Mass and Adoration. You are welcome to attend.
Day for Life: Is celebrated on Saturday, 30th Sept. & Sunday, 1st Oct. A prayer card on life will be available at Masses next weekend. Please take a prayer card from the Church and use it to pray for life.
Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 21/9/17.
Winning numbers: 6, 8, 13, 30.
Winners: Séan Quinn, Bracklagh, Ballywillian; Fagan Family, Kilcogy; Irene & Barney Lynch, Toneymore; Tommy Earley; Seamus Lynch, Ballywillian;
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 28/9/17. Jackpot €3,150.

Communion Reflection

Blessed are those who have found their work.
I often feel that I am as rich as Croesus, not in money, but rich because I have found in my work something to which I can devote myself heart and soul,
and which gives meaning and inspiration to my life.
I think it a very great blessing when people find their work, and even though I have lots of difficulties, and there are many gloomy days in my life, I count myself among the fortunate.

If at times I feel rising within me the desire for a life of ease, I go back fondly to a life of hardship, convinced that I learn more from it.
This is not the road on which one perishes.
Vincent Van Gough

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