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Scripture Thought

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We hear the word “repent” in both Jonah and Mark. The word repent comes from the Greek word metaneo (which means “to know after”) or to change one’s mind. Thus when the Nenevites heard Jonah they changed their mind and actions and asked forgiveness for their sins. When Jesus asks the people to repent, He also asks them to believe

Community Energy Survey Launched

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With funding from SEAI, Clooney Spancilhill Community Development Group have engaged Tipperary Energy Agency to carry out a Community Energy Plan. This plan will give an overall picture of energy use in the area and will assist our community to become more energy efficient and self-sufficient, save money, and create employment. Our Community Energy Plan will involve: A Community Energy

Contribution Boxes for 2021

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Will be distributed by the end of the month. Thank you to all who contributed during the year of 2020. Your generosity during these difficult times is much appreciated. Parishioners who received boxes numbered 551-600 will receive a different number for this year as we are recycling dormant numbers. Any Parishioner who is not in receipt of contribution boxes and

Catholic Schools Week

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Is celebrated this year from 24th Jan-31st Jan. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is: Communities of Faith and Resilience. Each day there is a different theme for students and teachers to reflect on. As we live through an unprecedented time of challenge and uncertainty, our faith and our resilience can be tested. We ask questions like ‘Will

Scripture Thoughts

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Paul in his letter to the Corinthians reminds us that it is most important to live out of a deep-felt conviction that we belong to God. We are also reminded that we house the Holy Spirit who always directs us to listen to God. Samuel is a prime example of one who heard the Spirit of God calling him. After

Sunday of the Word of God

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At the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis proposed setting aside a Sunday given entirely to the Word of God. He declared that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time which this year will be celebrated next Sunday 24 January 2021. This Sunday is to be devoted to the celebration, study, dissemination of the Word of God. He notes

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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This year from the 18th-25th of January, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held. The theme for this year is ‘Abide in My Love…You Shall bear much Fruit’. This theme was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its origin in the Gospel of John(Jn15:5-9). In choosing this theme, the Community of Grand-champ desired

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The Clooney Spancilhill Community Development (Environment) Group have entered a 3year partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The community of Clooney, Spancilhill and Maghera have signed up as a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) and have been successful in obtaining funding to carry out an energy master plan for the area. The aim is to be energy efficient,

Online sign language taster class

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Online sign language taster class, Tuesday 12th January at 7pm. Join ISL teacher, Adrian Rynne, together with interpreter Ide Barrett for an hour long taster workshop in Sign Language for people aged 18+. Topics covered will include the benefits of learning Sign Language, communication through sign and a taste of Sign Language in simple terms. Free event, places are limited,

Ordinary Time

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From Monday, 11th January, we enter a period in the Church calendar known as Ordinary Time.

Besides the times of year that have their own distinctive character, there remain in the yearly cycle

thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated,

but rather the mystery of Christ is honoured in its fullness,