20 January 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 20 January 2008 – 2nd Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 20th January   @   11am   -   (A) Brendan Hynes
Saturday 20th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Willie Duggan
Sunday 21st January   @   11am   -   (A) Eddie Hackett (MM) Pat Connors
Monday 22nd January   @   8:30am   -   (A) Pierce Family
Tuesday 23rd January   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 24th January   @   8:30am   -   (A) Elizabeth O’Hara
Thursday 25th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) John Joe & Maura Fahy
Friday 26th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Lawrence Lowry
Saturday 27th January   @   11am   -   (A) Sean Morrissey
Saturday 27th January   @   8pm   -   P.I
Sunday 28th January   @   11am   -   (A) Gus Hanney (A) Tom Keane


Sat/Sun 26th – 27th Jan
 8pm (V) Kathleen Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 26th – 27th Jan
8pm: (V) Mary Connors,Marie Horan, Rosealeen O’Rourke.
11am: Carmel Hayes, Rita Murray,Michael Dolan.
Please Note:  If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.

Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 26th – 27th Jan
8pm (V) Team (1) R.Broderick,E.Robinson,S.Rooney,N.Hackett.
11am: Team (4) K.Gibbons,D.Farrell,C.Horrigan,N.Brogan.



Is 8:23-9:3. Ps 26. 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17. Mt 4:12-23.


To the Madden Family Attygara on the death of their father Paddy Madden who died during the week.

Remembrance Service:

For parents who have suffered a bereavement through the death of their children, miscarriage or stillbirth.

On Friday 1st Feb at 7.30pm in the Hospital chapel, Portiuncula, Ballinasloe.


Cura Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses this weekend.


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


Masses: Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 20th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tess Mannion (A) Broder Family (Lecarrew)
Sunday 27th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Thomas & Patrick Madden (Sounagh)

Reader: James Coughlan

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.


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.


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.


Portumna GAA Club:

Are holding their A.G.M on Sunday 20th Jan at 3pm in the Clubhouse.


Portumna GAA Juvenile Club:

Are holding their A.G.M on Fri 25th Jan at 9pm in The Clubhouse. Parents asked to attend.


Portumna & District Active Retirement Assoc:

Will hold their AGM in the Shannon oaks Hotel on Thursday 24th Jan at 8.30pm. New members are always welcome. Social night on Friday 1st Feb at 8pm. All members are welcome to bring along there friends.


Jeremiah Donoghue Leukemia Fundraiser:

Meeting in Tynagh Community Centre Tue 22nd Jan at 8pm.Re: Jeremiah Donoghue Leukemia Fundraiser, which takes place in the Shannon Oaks Hotel on the 8th Feb. Unsold tickets to be returned to this meeting. All interested in being involved are welcome to attend this meeting. 087-6814338.


St. Stevens Day Walk:

A sincere thank you to all who supported us again this Year. It is very encouraging seeing the same people joining us each year and Great to see new faces also. All money raised will help to cover expenses Associated with Pony Riding for the services users attending St.Dympnas Adult Day Services Portumna. The Staff and the Service Users wish you all a very Happy new year.


An Gairdin: Organic Horticulture/Gardening Courses: Beginning on the first Week in Feb. The course consists of one day each month for 7 months. It is a Practical course and covers all aspects of Organic Growing. For more information Contact  An Gairdin at 090 9741689.


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