13 January 2008


Portumna Parish Announcements 13 January 2008 – Baptism of the Lord

 

Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 12th January   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy Hassett
Saturday 12th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Billy & Kathleen Kinahan (MM) Angela Claffey
Sunday 13th January   @   11am   -   (A) Mrs. Vera Duane
Monday 14th January   @   8:30am   -   Pauric McGreal
Tuesday 15th January   @   8:30am   -   (A) Leo & Mary Curley
Wednesday 16th January   @   8:30am   -   (A) Michael & Edna Fagan
Thursday 17th January   @   7:30pm   -   (MM) Maura Halloran
Friday 18th January   @   7:30pm   -   Joseph & Bridget O’Meara Philip Smyth
Saturday 19th January   @   11am   -   (A) Brendan Hynes
Saturday 19th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Willie Duggan
Sunday 20th January   @   11am   -   (A) Eddie Hackett (MM) Pat Connors

 
Readers:

Sat/Sun 19th – 20th Jan
 8pm (V) Rachel O’Brien
11am: Tony McNamara
             
Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 19th – 20th Jan
8pm: (V) Sean o’Dwyer,Mary Fahy,Chris Smyth.
11am: Siobhan Tuohy,Nancy Dermody,Maureen O’Reilly.
Please Note:  If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.

 

Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 19th – 20th Jan
8pm (V) Team (3) R.Loughnane,M.Fahy,S.McDonagh,J.O’Neill,B.Sullivan,E.McDonagh.
11am: Team (6) D.Hanley,E.Barry,K.Douglas-Reilly,C.Harte, B.Muldoon.

 

Readings:

Is 49:3, 5-6. Ps 39. 1 Cor 1:1-3. Jn 1:29-34.

 

R.I.P:

Sincere Sympathy to Chris Smyth,Bridge Rd on the death of his brother Phillip Smyth, Kildare.
Julia Donoghue, St.Joseph’s Rd, on the death of her brother Vincent O’Connor. May they rest in peace.

 

Clonmacnois, St. Chiarain’s Prayer Centre:

Night Vigil. Praying for the renewal of faith and the evangelization of Ireland.

Fri 18th Jan at 11pm, leading to all night adoration. Finish 4am. Enquires to Helen at 086-1678027.

 

Cura Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses on the weekend of the 19th and 20th Jan.

 

Fr. Brendan Lawless P.P

T: 090-9741092, Mob. 087-2622076, Dunkellin Terrace, Email: brendanlawless@gaelic.ie

Fr.Abe Kennedy

T: 090-9741188, Mob. 086-1060811, Clonfert Ave

 

Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 13th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Michael Quinn (A) Mary O’Rourke
Sunday 20th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tess Mannion (A) Broder Family (Lecarrew)


Reader: Mary Rourke.


Computer Training Course:

Are you interested in learning about Computers and office skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? Training and child care allowances are available. Contact South East Galway IRD, Fas Local Training Initiative, 090 9759092 for further details.

 

Galway Home Services:

Provides care in the home for Elderly and House Cleaning Services at times to suit the needs of the clients and their families And provide employment for workers within their own communities. Should Either of the above interest you, please contact 087 3121997/96625988.

 

Camera Club:

First meeting of 2008 in the Maple Kitchen on 22nd Jan at 8.30pm. New members welcome.

 

St. Vincent De-Paul- A.G.M:

Will take place on the 14th Jan in the Day Care Centre, Castle Ave, Portumna at 7pm. All are welcome.

 

Aims Ireland:

Association for improvements in Maternity Services Ireland Are holding a fundraising Film Premier of the new Ricki Lake movie “The Business of being Born” in the Menlo Park Hotel on Thursday 17th Jan at 8pm. Tickets are €20. A panel discussion with those involved in Maternity Care in the Region will follow. All are welcome. For Tickets please contact Breda Kerans, Chair AIMS Ireland at 086-1276316. All proceeds go to Support women and families who’ve had traumatic birth experience.

 

ECDL Course:

Or short Desk Top Publishing Course starting soon at the  IRD Training Centre, Portumna. Tel: 090-9741867 places allocated on a first come basis.

 

FETAC & ECDL Course:

In Woodford Heritage Centre. Tel: 090-9749309 Training is provided for all levels with both childcare and training allowances Available.

 

YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU- Your Church Needs You:

Please consider if you are willing to become a reader at mass, a Minister of the Eucharist, a Collector in church, a member of the Alter Society. Please write your name and put it in the basket at offertory collection or hand it into the Parish Office. All ages welcome & needed - female and male.

 

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