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Passion Sunday of Lent 14 April 2019

Mass Intentions

Sat 13 20.00 . . . . . Hilda McWeeney, (1st anniv) Cloone Rd

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arthur Lattimore

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose, Charlie, & Eddie Blake & DFM Greenaun

Sun 14 10.30

Eslin 09.00 . . . . . . Pat Stenson & Angela Stenson Reynolds, Mohernameela

Mon 15 10.00 . . . .Pro populo

Thur 18 20.00 . . . .Philly & Michael McGuinness & DFM

Fri 19 15.00

Sat 20 21.00 . . . . .Paddy & Bridie Casey & DFM

Sun 21 10.30 . . . . Finola Kelly & DFM, Clooncahir

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John & Kate McIntyre & DFM

Gorvagh 09.30 . . .Michael & Elizabeth Monaghan, Satrissaun

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Malachy Canning & DFM Corgallion

 

Death

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Noeleen Harkin, Breandrum. May she rest in peace.

 

Penitential Services

Sun 14 7pm Fenagh 8pm Cloone

Mon 15 7pm Aughavas 8pm Gortletteragh

Wed 17 7pm Annaduff 8pm Mohill

 

 

Holy Week Celebrations

Tues 16 . . . . . . . 7pm Chrism Mass, St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

Holy Thursday . 8pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

Good Friday . . . 3pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .6pm Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday . .9pm Easter Vigil

 

Wedding

Congratulations and best wished to Janka Nitsche and Joseph Payne who celebrated their wedding recently.

 

Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir

Join the Sweet Gospel Choir on a sentimental journey concert of music and songs on Sunday 14th April at 8.00pm in St Joseph’s Church Aughavas, proceeds to Patient Comfort Fund in Ballinamore Nursing Unit.

 

Art Camp

In Eslin Community Centre for 5 - 10 year olds, from Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 April. For more information or to book contact Aine on 089-7009681.

 

Community Cenacolo

is a free, fully residential programme which helps people suffering from addiction to change their lives. For more information: call Our Lady Of Knock House, Knock, Co. Mayo on 094 9388286 or Email:  info@communitycenacolo.ie  

 

The Acorn players

are performing their hilariously funny play Loophole by John Mc Manus in Clarkes Hotel, Mohill, on Good Friday 19th April at 9pm. Admission € 10. This is a Fundraiser for Mohill GAA Club and Mohill Basketball Club.

 

Social Dancing in Clarkes Hotel

Every Wednesday night starting on Wed 17 April with PJ Murphy & Seamus Shannon at 9.30pm. Doors open at 9.00pm, refreshments served.

 

Cemetery Sunday

will be celebrated on Sunday 7 July. Mass for all deceased at 10.30am in the parish church followed by blessing of graves.

 

Seeing your Life through the Lens of the Gospel

This passage is a very rich one and it would be a mistake to attempt to pray each and every part of it. Almost every phrase has something new: actions, images, symbols, words. When you read the passage, stay with whatever part of it resonates with your own life, but make sure when you pray it that you stay with the passage until you get beyond the violence and the horror to find a good news lesson for you.

  A few points taken at random are:

1.  In this scene of great tragedy, there are people helping others, either reluctantly or with compassion: Simon, the women of Jerusalem, the criminal on the cross, and Jesus himself. Note the differences in the manner in which the help given (as a burden, with sympathy, etc). What has been your experience of helping and being helped?

2.  Despite the persecution by the leaders Jesus still shows forgiveness. When have you seen that spirit of forgiveness in yourself or in others? In your experience, what is the effect of a forgiving spirit, or of its absence?

3.  Towards the end, there is a ray of light. Jesus says ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit’. His relationship with his Father was one of trust, even at a moment like this. What difference has it made to you in times of difficulty or pain to have a relationship of trust with God, or with someone else?

 

Join ACCORD as a Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator

Accord Longford is recruiting Volunteer Facilitators.  If you have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church, if you have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team in supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage, call Fr. Michael McGrath (043 3346465) or Fr. Pat Murphy (071 9631024) for further information, or see www.accord.ie

 

Thank you

to everyone who contributed to the recent collection for Midland, West, Borders Autism Support. €169 was raised. This money supports children and adults with Autism and their families in our local communities.

 

Easter Dance Party

Gorvagh Community Centre will be holding an Easter dance party on bank holiday Monday the 22nd April from 3.00pm -4.15pm. It will be packed with lots of fun and enjoyment for the children .

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection ……………. €2,200