November 13, 2017

Bulletin – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. 12th Nov. 2017

Abbeylara Parish Bulletin

Sunday 12th Nov. 2017
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999
St. Mary’s: Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th Nov.
7.30 p.m. Frank and Mary Battrim, (A) Cloughernal.
11.00 a.m. Malachy and Teresa Farrell. (A)

St. Mary’s: Sunday 12th November.
9.30 a.m. Bridget Gallagher, (8th A) Dalystown.

St. Bernard’s: Sat. 18th & Sunday 19th Nov.
7.30 p.m. Petie Columb, (2nd A) Carra.
11.00 a.m.

St. Mary’s: Sunday 19th Nov.
9.30 a.m. Terry Coyle, (19th A) Cloughernal & his brother Seamus and deceased members of the Family.

Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday 7 p.m. All Souls.
Wednesday 7.30 p.m. Kathleen Flynn, (8th A) Kilbride.
Friday 7.30 p.m. Mary Brady, (A) Cloonaghmore.

St. Mary’s:
Tuesday 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 7.30 p.m.. All Souls.

Collections: Offertory – €822; Sick and Retired Priests Fund €348 to date; Church Heating – €718 to date. Propogation of the Faith – Mission Sunday – €245 to date: Midlands Simon Community – Longford Branch – €65.37 – total €298.25; Lough Ree Sub Aqua €74.90 – total €264.67.Thank you very much.

Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 12th Nov. in Abbeylara Church at the 11 a.m. Mass. Please use the hymn sheets kindly arranged by the Choir and join in the singing of these appropriate and beautiful hymns.
Deaths: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of: Pauline Doyle, Cornafean, Co. Cavan, died Wednesday 18th Oct. Sister of Michael Murray, Carra;
Esther McKiernan, Churchtown, Dublin, died Sunday 5th Nov. Sister of Joe Sheridan, Kilbride.
Maureen Sheridan, Robinstown, Granard, died Sunday, 5th Nov. Mother of Mel Sheridan, Toneymore;
Willie Caldwell, Robinstown, Granard, died Thursday, 9th Nov. May they rest in peace.

November Masses for the Holy Souls: Two Masses will be offered each week during Nov. in our parish for the Faithful Departed.
Masses this week on Monday at 7 p.m. & Thursday 7.30p.m. Also Prayers will be offered in all other Masses for the Holy Souls.

Altar List of the Faithful Departed: Please write out the names of those who have died on your own paper or that provided in the Church and return to the Church.

Remembering Our Dead: People are asked to bring a photo, or a drawing, or decorated stone or plant a Spring bulb in the Remembrance Garden in St. Mary’s Church, Carra. Well done to those people on the thoughtful Remembrance Garden they are creating. Please help them to do more.

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday 14th Nov. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday, 16th Nov. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday, 17th Nov. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.

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
Thanks very much to all the people who attended in very large numbers this Mass on Friday, 10th Nov. in Abbeylara Church. Also sincere thanks to all the people who helped to prepare, organise and took part in the various parts of the Mass. Thanks very much also to the people who provided and served the refreshments after Holy Mass.

Dance Classes: – Every Thursday night in the Parish Centre, Abbeylara at 8.30pm. Learn to Jive, Waltz, and Line Dance. Registration starts at 8pm.

A/G Bingo: Jackpot stands at €20,000 in 42 no’s and if not won you could win €1,400 in 47 no’s. There’s a second Jackpot of €6,800 in the first half in 42 no’s. There are also two raffles of €100each, eyes down at 8.45pm. Christmas is around the corner and it could be you.

Active Retirement Midland Region: The Christmas Party will be on Sunday 26th November in the Bloomfield House Hotel, from 12.30pm till 6pm. Members who are interested in going please let us know before Nov. 16th. Contact Denis at 087 251 0072.

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 Holy Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Meath, Michael Smith on Nov. 12th at 12 noon followed by light refreshments in the Church.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Give Blood on Wednesday, 15th November and Thursday 16th November in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Lough Gowna from 4.30 to 8 p.m. Please ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.
Coast Rosary for Ireland and for Life – on Sunday 26th November at Strand Hill in Sligo. Bus will leave Edgeworthstown at 12 O’clock and Longford at 12.30. Contact 087 6851691 o r 087 2487883.

Gorta Self Help Africa: Hold their annual collection at Masses on Sat. 11th & Sun. 12th Nov. Please support.

Irish Heart Stroke Support Group: A weekly Stroke Support Group for Stroke Survivors will begin on November 7th 2017 in Temperance Hall from 11-1 pm. The support group meetings bring stroke survivors together for an informal chat, a sharing of information and physiotherapy exercise as well as activities that help improve hand /eye coordination. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Koriena Ivers Ph: 0871911060.

Servers Clothes: Anyone who has Servers Clothes for Mass that they no longer need, please leave them into Abbeylara N.S. who need some Servers Clothes.

Second Collection: It is proposed by the Abbeylara Parish Pastoral Council to move the 2nd Collections which are taken up inside our Churches after Holy Communion to taken up outside our Churches as Church Gate Collections. This is in order to preserve the dignity and solemnity after Holy Communion and also to decrease our work load and place more responsibility on the charitable organizations who are taking up the collections. We acknowledge the good work all these organizations are doing and wish them every blessing.

Granard Deanery: Meeting on Monday, 13th Nov. in the Sacred Heart N.S. Granard at 8 pm. . Members from each Parish Pastoral Council will attend & young people from each Parish with Bishop Francis Duffy. This is a follow on from his recent Pastoral Letter dealing with the shortage of vocations and more Parishes will be without a Permanent Resident Priest. Details of this meeting will be published when they are available for distribution.

Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 9/11/17.
Winning numbers: 17, 19, 21, 28
Winners: Andrew and Sharon Gettings, Lisryan; John Joe Reilly, Kilbride; Niall Sheridan, Lisryan; Etta Fitzgibbon, Carra; Bernard Gilligan, Balywillian:
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 16/11/17. Jackpot €3,500

Community Employment Vacancies:
Granard Area Action Group CLG are looking for an Environmental Worker in Bunlahy and Abbeylara. To check eligibility please contact your local Intreo Office. For further information regarding these vacancies, please contact Joe or Michelle on 043 6686922. Closing date for applications is 5th January 2018.

Abbeylara GAA Club: Abbeylara GAA Lip Sync Battle 2018. Information evening on Thursday, 16th Nov in Crawford’s Bar at 9 p.m. This is a very important information session presented by Lip Sync Ireland in helping us get this Fund Raiser scheduled for March 18th 2018 off the ground. We are asking that you come and listen and support. Refreshments served on the night and bring a friend or a possible participant with you. We need the support of the community to ensure its success.

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