Sunday 22nd October 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999
St. Bernard’s: Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd Oct.
7.30 p.m. Charlie & Elizabeth Kiernan, (A) Killina.
11.00 a.m. Parishioners’ Intentions.
St.Mary’s: Sunday 22nd October.
9.30 a.m. Noreen O’Donnell, (A) Clough.
St. Bernard’s: Sat. 28th & Sunday 29th Oct.
St. Mary’s: Sunday 29th October
Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.30 p.m.
St. Mary’s: Tuesday & Thursday 7.30 p.m.
Collections: Offertory €808; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €336 to date; Church Heating – €637 to date. Thank you very much.
Marriage: Congratulations to Adrain Kelly, Cloughernal and Amanda Gillespie, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal who were married on Friday, 20th Oct in All Saint’s Church, Newtowncunningham.
Deaths: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Veronica McCarthy, Sutton Park, Dublin, died Tuesday, 3rd Oct. Aunt of Christina Grier, Carra.,
Bridie Connolly, England, formerly Bridie Brady, Derragh, died Thursday, 12th Oct. Aunt of Jimmy Garvey, Rinroe, Granard.
James Patrick Croke, Ballinacross, died Sat. 14th Oct.
May they rest in peace.
Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 22nd 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/
Feast: Sunday 22nd Oct. – St. John Paul 11.
Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 24th Oct. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 26th Oct. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 27th Oct. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.
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.
Mission Month of October: Sunday, 22nd October: Mission Sunday. RTE televised Mass with chief celebrant Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly. Please return your mission envelope with as generous as possible financial support for the Propagation of the Faith. Please pray for the Missions.
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 the Parish Centre, Abbeylara. Check our facebook page (abbeylara music classes) for more details – or call to Parish Centre Abbeylara.
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
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.
Social Dancing: Philip English Band will provide the music for our Social Dancing night out on Friday 27th October in the Parish Centre, Abbeylara. Doors open at 9.30. Dancing from 10pm until midnight. Going to be a great night of fun and dancing.
Dance Classes: – Every Tuesday night in the Parish Centre, Abbeylara at 8.30pm. Learn to Jive, Waltz, and Line Dance. Registration starts at 8pm.
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.
St. Michael’s N.S. Castletown: The 70th Anniversary of St. Michael’s N.S. is being celebrated in conjunction with the 170th Anniversary of St. Michael’s Church, Castletown. All past pupils are invited to attend Mass on Nov. 12th at 12 noon followed by light refreshments in the Church.
Flynn Family Benefit Fund: A meeting will be held on Saturday, 28th October in the Parish Centre, Abbeylara at 8.15 pm. All committee members and anyone else interested is invited to attend.
Fundraiser: A special fundraising night will take place on Saturday, 4th November in Fay’s Bar, Granard in aid of Stephen Garland’s H.S.S.T. fund. This treatment is only available to Stephen in Russia and fundraising is ongoing. Music will be by Granard native Adrian Mulvey and Shindig. No cover charge. Raffle for many valuable spot prizes on the night. Your support would be appreciated.
“Created, Fallen, & Redeemed” Day of Reflection for people aged 18+ presented by Dumb Ox Ministries. – St. John Paul II, through his revolutionary teaching called the Theology of the Body, gives us a compelling glimpse into the human story that sheds light on who we are and how we are called to live. Spend a day with Dumb Ox Ministries receiving a taste of this teaching and allow the Lord to transform your understanding of yourself, your relationships, and Himself, on the Bank Holiday Monday, 30th October. @The Pastoral Centre, St. Mel’s College, Longford from 9am – 5pm. Register by emailing Joanna at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the Dumb Ox team. see www.dumboxministries.com
Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 19/10/17.
Winning numbers: 6, 10, 20, 22.
Winners: John Scanlon, Carra; Margaret Smith, Mullahoran; Seamus Gorman, Ballymorris; Pat and Margaret Battrim, Ballinrud: Loretto Lynch, Toneymore: Next draw is in Crawford’s on 26/10/17. Jackpot €3,350.
Abbeylara GAA Club: Monthly meeting on Thursday, 26th Oct. in the Handball Sports Complex, Abbeylara at 9 p.m. Full attendance please.
Laura’s Russian Lifeline: Thank you to all who were involved in the organisation and running of the 5K Fun Run/Walk in aid of Laura’s Russian Lifeline which took place last Sunday, 15th Oct. in Abbeylara. Sincere thanks are extended to Arthur’s colleagues and members of An Garda Siochana who collaborated with members of Abbeylara GAA Club to arrange the event. Thanks to all the sponsors who helped to make the day a great success. Thanks to Lus na Greine for sponsoring children’s entertainment on the day. Thanks to all those who prepared and served food after the run. Thanks to the organisers of the Cake Sale which was held earlier that morning in the Community Centre. Thanks to the DJ for providing a soundtrack to the day. An air of importance was added to the event by Mr. Trump and his cavalcade who drove to the start line to officially start the race. Finally, thanks to all participants and those who donated. There was a great turn out and there was a lovely atmosphere in Abbeylara. The support shown to Arthur, Laura and their daughter Freya was much appreciated. The funds raised will go directly to Laura’s medical fund to ensure she can receive the best treatment available to her.