Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 October 2017

Mass Intentions

Sat 7 20.00 . . . Don Gannon MM, Main St

. . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Bohan & DFM, Lough Rynn

Sun 8 10.30. . . Pro populo

. . . . . . .. . . . . .No Mass in Eslin or Gorvagh

Sat 14 20.00. . .Eileen Gallagher, MM, Tawneyeely

. . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Whearty

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Pascal McKeon & DFM

Sun 15 10.30 . . William & Kathleen Colreavy, Ohill

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Sean K, Christina & Charlie O’Beirne & DFM

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael, Ann & Gerard McWeeney, & Dolores O’Rourke



Mary & Mercy Ireland Tour Consecration of Ireland to Our Lady

Next Monday night 9th October there will be a talk given by Fr. Michael Gaitley from the USA concerning the upcoming consecration of Ireland to Our Lady which will take place nationwide on the 8th December 2017. This talk will take place in the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock Co.Mayo on Monday 9th October at 7pm. All are welcome.



As the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, World Missions Ireland brings the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty or uncertainty, and aid to where the Church is new, young or poor. World Missions Ireland empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith. We also help to train and nurture future leaders so the vital work of the Church can continue to take place. World Mission Sunday is in two weeks’ time! Please remember that in two weeks’ time, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection, the Mission Sunday collection. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission and is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland. See World Missions Ireland’s website –




is organising an information session on practical tips on dealing with background noise and communication tips in LAPWD centre, Mohill Saturday October 14 th at 10.30 to 3pm


Basic Computer Course

Starting in Mohill Library on Thursday October 19 th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Details available from the library at 071 9631360. Classes are free.

(Participants can bring own laptops as numbers of library PCs are limited)


GROW group comes to Mohill

GROW is Ireland’s largest mental health organisation providing over 100 mental health support groups nationwide weekly. They will be running a community education programme in Mohill with guest speakers dealing with a variety of mental health topics. This programme will be starting in Canon Donohoe Hall on Tuesday 10 th October at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. See poster in church noticeboard for details. For more information please phone Andrea in GROW on 086 8516939.

Mohill Community Network

The Tidy Town Report is out for 2017. We are up 4 points!! Points are hard to get and we are very pleased with the overall result and complimentary comments. Thanks to you all for helping us to put Mohill on the map!! Here's to next year!! The concluding remarks stated "It was a delight to visit Mohill and witness so much progress in recent years."



The North West Hospice Memorial Walk

will take place on Sunday October 15 th at 12 noon in Sligo town. Walk in remembrance of a deceased family member, friend or work colleague and celebrate their lives. Participants who register will receive personalised t-shirts with the name of their loved on the front. This scenic walk is a flat route less than 5km and is suitable for all ages and buggies! Register online now or call 0719170523.


Mohill Entreprise Centre

Are you looking to up-skill or gain access to third level education? Our full time course can help you do just that. Training allowances available to eligible participants. Starting Monday 9 th October. Don’t miss out on something that could be amazing just because it could also be difficult. For further details and application forms call 071-9632024 or email: .  


Pro-Life Convention

in Longford Arms Hotel on Saturday October 14 at 7pm. Speakers include Bernadette Smyth, from Precious Life, and Declan Ganley, political activist. All welcome.



1.  The target audience of this allegorical parable are the Jewish chief priests and elders portrayed here as rejecting Jesus and his teaching, and as a consequence losing out on what God was offering them. It is a story of opportunity for life presented and rejected, and they lose out in the process. How important have you found it to recognise and accept opportunities for growth, development and new life when these were presented to you? 

2.  The parable is also a cautionary tale about the destructive effects of greed – doing violence to the rights of others and eventually destroying the greedy themselves. What attitude towards possessions has helped you to be at peace in yourself and at peace with others?

3.  The vineyard of the Lord is an image for God’s people. As we look at the vineyard we have been given we can ask ourselves ‘are we good tenants?’ Recall times when you have been a good tenant, and reached out caringly for those around you.

4.  ‘It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing and it was wonderful to see’. Sometimes a person not highly regarded plays a key role in a project, and it is wonderful to see. Can you recall examples of this?

John Byrne osa



Money Matters

Offertory Collection …..….. €1,505