Sunday 15th October 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999
St. Bernard’s: Sat. 14th & Sunday 15th Oct.
11.00 a.m. Parishioners’ Intentions.
St. Mary’s: Sunday 15th Oct.
9.30 a.m. Dr. Tom Donohoe, (3rd A) Castleknock, Dublin & formerly Carra.
St. Bernard’s: Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd Oct.
7.30 p.m. Charlie & Elizabeth Kiernan, (A) Killina.
11.00 a.m. –
St.Mary’s: Sunday 22nd October.
9.30 a.m. Noreen O’Donnell, (A) Clough.
Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 6.30 p.m.
Friday 7.30 p.m.
St. Mary’s: Tuesday & Thursday 7.30 p.m.
Collections: Offertory €1,133; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €336 to date; Church Heating – €612 to date: Cemetery Fund – €5; The ISPCC & Childline collection realised €284.13. Thank you very much.
Marriage: Congratulations to Elaine Galligan, Derragh and John Brady, Lisryan, Granard who were married on Saturday, 14th Oct. in Abbeylara Church.
Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Margaret (Peggy) McWeeney, Killeeney, Killashee, Co. Longford, died Friday, 6th Oct. Sister of Nancy Drake, Carrickduff. May she rest in peace.
Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 15th Oct. in Abbeylara Church at the 11 a.m. Mass. Congregational Hymns for October- Hymn 15, As I Kneel Before You: Hymn 16, Hail Queen of Heaven. Please join in.
Day for Life: A prayer card on life is available at Masses this weekend. Please take a prayer card from the Church and use it to pray for life. Website: http://www.chooselife2017.ie/
Pro Life: Siobhan Hall, Athlone, Co. Westmeath will speak on Pro Life at Masses on Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th Oct. As this is a very important issue we ask God to bless and guide us all. The talk at Masses will help us to make the right choice in the event of a Referendum on the 8th Amendment. Please keep this important matter in your prayers.
Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 17th Oct. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 19th Oct. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 20th Oct. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.
Cake Sale: At Masses on Sat. 14th & Sun.15th Oct. Proceeds for Laura’s Russian Lifeline. Please support.
A/G Bingo: Next week’s Jackpot is €20,000 in 42 numbers and if not won you can win €1,100 in 46 numbers. There’s a second Jackpot in the first half you could win €3,600. If you win any of these Jackpots it could be a Spooky Halloween. Eyes down 8.45 pm, it could be you.
Active Retirement Group: Abbeylara Active Retirement group will meet on Thursday 19th Oct. in the Parish Community Centre at 11.00am. Guest speaker will attend. All members requested to be present and new ones very welcome.
Safeguarding our Children and Vulnerable Adults: Meeting on Tuesday, 17th Oct. in the Sacred Heart Primary School, Granard at 7.30 p.m. This meeting is for our local Safeguarding Representatives who are John Fay, Carra, Mary Rose McNally, Kilbride & Priests. The new Diocesan Safeguarding Trainers, Kate Bohan & Pat Breen will lead this meeting.
Mission Month of October:
Saturday, 14th October: Miles for Mission. 2km, 5km, and 10km walk/run to raise funds for overseas mission. Given the huge numbers of Irish missionaries overseas, World Missions Ireland and the World Meeting of Families is hoping that this event will be an occasion for families to come together on mission, to enjoy the missionary camaraderie, and help raise funds for missionaries working with very needy families around the world. Further details available at wmi.ie or popupraces.ie
Friday, 20th October: “Maynooth, Ireland and the Far East,” a one-day conference to mark the centenary of the Columban Fathers and the Maynooth Mission to China. This takes place at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Sunday, 22nd October: Mission Sunday. RTE televised Mass with chief celebrant Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly.
Sunday, 15th October 2017: Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. Every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support Churches, Hospitals, Schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. It is also the one Sunday in the year when your generosity goes directly to help mission parishes overseas and reach out with Jesus’ message of hope and love. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission. It is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland and, through local bishops, Churches, and missionary congregations around the world, ensures that resources are distributed equitably and justly on the basis of need.
National Schools: Peter Walsh will attend Abbeylara N.S. on Monday, 16th Oct. and Aughnagarron N.S. on Tuesday, 17th Oct. as part of the Diocesan Religion Programme for our pupils.
Sean Nos Dancing. Monday evenings with Maeve Donnelly. Children’s class 7pm. Adult’s class 8p.m. Location: Sacred Heart N.S. Hall Granard. Cost €5.
Pilgrimage to Fatima: From 19th to 24th Feb. 2018. Cost €490. Contact Tommy 087 6851691
Laura’s Russian Lifeline: An Garda Siochana and Abbeylara GAA Club are holding a sponsored 5K Fun Run to Coolcroft and back on Sunday, 15th Oct. at 12.30 p.m. Assembly point, Handball Sports Complex, Abbeylara. There will also be novelty side events i.e. Cake Sale, Face Painting, Obstacle Course for children. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre after the event. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
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.
The Granard Branch of St Christopher’s are holding a Night of Music on Saturday 14th October in Creegan’s, Bunlahy. Music is by Colm Mulligan and there will be a raffle on the night. Tickets cost €10 and can be obtained from Committee Members or at the door on the night.
Mass for the Deceased from Nov. ’16 to Nov. ’17: This annual Mass is on Friday, 10th Nov. in Abbeylara at 7.30 p.m. for Deceased Parishioners, for Deceased former Parishioners, for all the Deceased people living outside our Parish who have family members or relations in our Parish and for all the Deceased with any connection in our Parish who have died over the past year.
Midlands Simon Community – Longford Branch: – Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd Oct. Please support.
Lough Ree Sub Aqua: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 28th & Sun. 29th Oct. Please support.
Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 12/10/17.
Winning numbers: 5, 19, 22, 25.
Winners: Eoghan Lynch, Aughnagarron; Margo Masterson, Rincoola; Thomas Pettit, Toneymore; Carmel Reilly, Carra; Liam Lynch, Aughnagarron:
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 19/10/17. Jackpot €3,300.
Dance Classes: – Will resume in Abbeylara Parish Centre on Tuesday, 17th October at 8.30pm. Registration starts at 8pm.