Sunday 4th Feb. 2018
Priest on Duty: Fr. Michael Campbell
Phone 043 6686270. 086 8718999
St. Bernard’s: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th Feb.
7.30 p.m. Michael Lynch, (A) Abbeylara.
11.00 a.m. Miriam Gilligan (18th A) and Deceased members of the Mulligan and Gilligan Families.
St. Mary’s: Sunday 4th February.
9.30 a.m. Lena Heaney, (9th A) and Deceased members of the Heaney and Plunkett Families.
St. Bernard’s: Sat. 10th & Sunday 11th Feb.
7.30 p.m. Joe Flynn, (A) Trumroe.
11.00 a.m. –
St. Mary’s: Sunday 11th February
9.30 a.m. –
Weekday Masses: St. Bernard’s.
Monday 7.30 p.m. Willie McNerney, (1st A) Camagh.
Wednesday & Friday 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 7.30 p.m.
Collections: Offertory – €1,332; Lourdes Invalid Fund €240 to date. Thank you very much.
Congregational Singing: On Sunday, 4th Feb. at the
11 a.m. Mass in Abbeylara Church.
Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus: – On Tuesday, 6th Feb. in Abbeylara Church at 11a.m. You are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Thursday,
8th Feb. in Carra Church at 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration on Friday,
9th Feb. in Abbeylara Church from 3 to 4p.m.
Death: Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of John O’Hara, Muckerstaff, Granard, died Friday, 2nd Feb. Father of Brian and Colm O’Hara, Carrickduff. May he rest in peace.
St. Blaise: – Is celebrated on Sat, 3rd Feb. Throats will be blessed on Sat.3rd Feb. in Abbeylara at the 7.30p.m. Mass, at Masses on Sun. 4th Feb. at Masses during the following week and also at Masses on Sat.10th & Sun. 11th Feb.
The Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) – We welcome to our Parish on Sat. 3rd & Sun. 4th Feb. Fr. Charlie Timoney, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary who will speak at Masses about their Missionary work and take up a collection for their Missions. Fr. Charlie has worked in Ghana, Zambia and the Philippines. Please support.
Fatima First Saturday, 3rd Feb. This Mass will be celebrated with the Saturday evening Mass in Abbeylara at 7.30 p.m. with Confessions.
World Meeting of Families: Training at Diocesan level for Presenters of the WFM Amoris programme takes place on Tuesday, 6th Feb. in the Pastoral Centre, St. Mel’s College, Longford at 7.30 p.m. Those trained will present the Amoris programme in their own parish.
World Meeting of Families – Icon will be in St. Mary’s Church, Granard on Friday, 23rd March. Mass at 10 a.m. People of Abbeylara Parish are invited to be present from 10.30 to 11 a.m. People can also pray and visit the Icon at any time that is suitable for them during the day.
WMF Petition Box: Petition Cards will be available shortly for your petition and can be placed in the Box. All petitions will be prayed for by religious communities across Ireland and brought to the Final Mass of World Meeting of Families 2018.
Readers and Eucharistic Ministers – are needed for both Carragh and Abbeylara Church. If you would like to be a Reader or Eucharistic Minister please contact Bridget Lynch on 087.248.7883 or Bernie Heaney on 087.350.1500 as new rosters are been drawn up for February 2018.
Feast Day: Wednesday, 7th February is the Feast of St. Mel. Patron Saint of our Diocese, Ardagh and Clonmacnois.
“A Date for your Diary” Friday, 16th February 2018, Seamus O Rourke’s new play “From under the Bed” is coming to the new Parish Centre, Abbeylara. A night not to be missed. Please support. All funds towards the Parish Centre.
Days of Prayer and Special Events:
Feb. 8th International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
Feb. 11th World Day of the Sick and Day of Prayer for Temperance.
Feb. 16th Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse.
Leitrim for Life is holding a public meeting in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Monday Feb 5th at 8.30 pm regarding the 8th amendment. Speakers on the night Niamh Ni Bhriain Life Institute, Bernie Smyth Precious Life and Dr. Judy Ceannt granddaughter of Eamonn Ceannt 1916 Leader. This is a great opportunity to be informed of the consequences of the proposed changes.
Umbra Clothing Collection: Clothing collection supporting the children of St. Patrick’s Parish, of Kitui, Kenya. Collection on Thursday, 8th Feb. from 9 a.m. to 12 Midday. Please leave your bags of clean used clothes at St. Bernard’s and St. Mary’s Church Car Parks.
Baptism Programme: – On the First Tuesday of every month at 8.00 p.m. in Rath Mhuire Resource Centre, Granard. This is a Course explaining the beautiful gift of Baptism, and both Parents are invited to attend. It is Diocesan Policy now that this Programme is made available to all Parents who are having a child baptised.
Protect the Eighth: Meeting on Tuesday, 13th Feb. in the meeting room 2 upstairs of the Longford Arms Hotel, Longford at 7.30 p.m. The theme of the meeting is “Winning the Pro Life Argument”. More details next week. All are welcome.
Trócaire: Your Trócaire Boxes are being distributed at present. Ash Wednesday takes place on Wednesday, 14th February. Please be as generous as possible to Trócaire. See Trócaire letter and poster on Church Notice Board.
A/G Bingo: Jackpot stands at €20,000 in 42 no’s, if not won you could win €1,700 in 47 no’s. There is a second Jackpot of €7,700 also in 42 no’s. We have two raffles for €100 to be won also. We would be delighted to see some of our players attend this Bingo; after all, it’s fund raising for the players of Abbeylara/Granard GAA.
The Irish Cancer Society – operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, and then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.
Parish Draw: Congratulations to the following winners in the Parish Draw held on Monday, 29th Jan. in Abbeylara.
€300 – Mary &Seamus Frizzell, Carra.
€200 – Rose Anne & Gerry Garland, Ballinacross.
€100 – Margaret & David Murphy, Carra.
€50 – Johnny McGovern, Carra.
Thanks very much for your support of the Parish Draw and also to the collectors.
Abbeylara GAA Club: Lotto Results 1/2/18
Winning numbers: 3, 11, 22, 28.
Winners: Killian Sullivan, Killasonna; Stofxa; Kevin & Teresa Murphy, Carra; Frank & Margaret Sullivan, Aughnagarron; Colm E. Smyth, Carra:
Next draw is in Crawford’s on 8/2/18. Jackpot €4,100