Fourth Sunday of Lent Sunday 11 March 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat 10 20.00

Sun 11 10.30 . . . . Mike Joe, Eithne & Jim Reynolds, Cappagh, & DM Reynolds, O’Connor & Brock families

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Patrick Bohan

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tommy & Kathleen McCaffrey & DFM Cornee

Eslin 9.00. . . . . . . Tommy Kennedy & DFM, Drumriggan & DM Reynolds family Gortyclery

Mon 12 10.00. . . . Patrick McCrann, Attymanus, & DM Curran and McCrann families.

Tues 13 10.00 . . . .Pro populo

Fri 16 10.00. . . . . .Michael, Maureen & Terry Beirne,Coolabawn

20.00 . . . . . . . . . . St Patrick’s Day Vigil Mass

Sat 17 10.30 . . . . .Alf Rowley, Hyde St.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael, Annie Kate & Ciaran Reynolds & DFM, St. Patrick’s View


Sun 18

Eslin 09.00 . . . . . .Thomas & Evelyn Reynolds, Leitrim Lower




Please pray for the repose of the souls of Phil McGovern, Drumhanny, and Thomas Keville, Trean. May they rest in peace.


St Patrick’s Day

Vigil Mass on Friday 16 at 8.00pm and Mass on Saturday at 9.00am in Eslin, 9.30am in Gorvagh and 10.30am in Mohill.



Survey of Mohill Cemetery

Draft plans will be removed on Monday 12 March Additions or alterations to be notified by then.


St Patrick Day Event

in Canon Donohoe Hall Saturday 17th March from 4.30-7pm (after the parade). Music, games, food and entertainment for whole family. This is a free community event and open to all. For more information call us on 086 6035977 or 071 9631253.


Fenagh Drama Troupe

will perform The Maiden Aunt, a three act comedy by Jimmy Keary in Fenagh Community Centre on Thursday 15th March and Sunday 18th March at 8:30pm.



Motherhood: All love begins and ends there” - Robert Browning. This Mothering Sunday we pray for mothers across the developing world who strive to create a better future for their children. Mothers like those in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia where a hunger crisis still grips the land. Mothers there are doing without food so their children can have a little more to eat. To find out more about Trócaire’s Lenten campaign visit


Diocesan Safeguarding Conference

will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at 8pm in St. Mel's College Assembly Hall, Longford. Tea/Coffee at 7.30 pm. Wayne Denner, an expert in online engagement, will address the topic of Online Safety and will advise on how young people and adults can protect their well-being online. All are welcome .


Clothes Collection

from Eslin Community Centre on Tues 13 March. Funds raised are for Eslin GAA. For information call Donnacha 086 2285097


A Mother’s Day Prayer

Thank you, Lord, for all mothers. On this day let us think of them whether they are with us or gone to their heavenly reward. We think of their kindness, their compassion, their care for us and all their unconditional love. We pray that you will watch over them and support them in the joys and struggles of their daily lives. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Mother's Day from The Family Book of Prayers


The Truth about the 8th Amendment

An innovative and informative DVD screening in Drumsna Community Centre on Monday 12 March at 8pm. Followed by questions and answers. All welcome.


Mind your Mental Health Workshop

on Wednesday 14 March from 10.30am to 1.30pm at LAPWD. Call 0719651000 to book.


Food hampers – Last Call

Mohill Family Support Centre is hoping to receive a gift of non-perishable food items from a government and EU-funded scheme. Food hampers will be available shortly to local families on low incomes who have children. To register for a hamper, please drop into the Mohill Family Support Centre at the Canon Donohoe Hall and fill in a form. Closing date is Wednesday 14 th March at 5pm.



John 3:14-21

1.  Jesus speaks of himself being lifted up, a term that can mean a physical lifting, or also exaltation. By this play on words the evangelist explains to us that Jesus’ gift of himself in the passion was a glorious revelation of love, despite all its injustice and brutality. Bring to mind occasions when the love shown by Jesus in his passion was a sacrament of God’s love for you. 2.  It would be very cushy for us if we could be a source of life to others without cost to ourselves. True life-givers know that they need the generosity of being lifted up by giving their lives so that others may have life. Recall when you have had that generosity and give thanks for others who have been like that for you. 3.  We receive life from God when our faith enables us to trust in God’s love for us. We give life to one another when the love between us is trustworthy. Recall memories of that kind of trustworthy love. For whom have you been able to be a ‘Jesus person’ and give a love that another could trust? Who has shown that kind of love to you and been for you a sacrament of God’s love?


 Money Matters

Offertory Collection ……….... €1,935

Shrove Dues……………..………€4,105


. . . . A Mother is the Heart of the Home . . . . .