24 February 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 24th February 2008 - 3rd Sun of Lent


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 23rd February   @   11am   -   (A) Gerdi Dillon
Saturday 23rd February   @   8pm   -   P.I. & Theresa Madden
Sunday 24th February   @   11am   -   P.I.
Monday 25th February   @   8.30am   -    
Tuesday 26th February   @   8.30am   -    
Wednesday 27th February   @   8.30am   -    
Thursday 28th February   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Mary Walsh
Friday 29th February   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Jim & Molly Kelly
Saturday 1st March   @   11am   -   (A) Sean Nevin
Saturday 1st March   @   8pm   -   (A) Eilish Taylor
Sunday 2nd March   @   11am   -   (A) Gerard Duffy


Sat/Sun 1st – 2nd Mar
 8pm (V) Cepta Clarke
11am: Cathy Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 1st – 2nd Mar
8pm: (V) Mary Connors,Marie Horan,Roseleen 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 1st – 2nd Mar
8pm (V) Team (3) Loughnan,M.Fahy,S.McDonagh,J.O’Neill,B.SullivanE.McDonagh
11am: Team (6) D.Hanley,E.Barry,K.Douglas-Reilly,C.Harte,B.Muldoon


1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13. Ps 22. Eph 5:8-14. Jn 9:1-41.


Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Friday Eve from 6pm to 7.30pm during Lent.

We will be praying for our parish and all the families in it on these dates. Feb 8th -22nd -29th  and Mar 7th – 14th – 20th

Portumna Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2008:

Takes place on the 27th May (5 nights) for further details and booking contact Dr. Kaye Duddy at 090-9742444. A special year - 150 years since first apparition.


Town Station:

St. Brendan’s Rd & Clonfert Ave on Thurs 28th Feb at 7.30pm.


Lourdes Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses this weekend.


Lollipop Day –Church Gate Collection:

In  aid of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund Will take place on the weekend of the 1st – 2nd Mar.


Thomas’s Story:

Thomas is 8 years old and is in class 3 in lower primary school He is Nika’s older brother. His favourite subject is maths because it is easy to count and he wants to be a shopkeeper. Thomas also likes to help his family by collecting water from the river. He eats one meal of brown rice a day at 1pm in school which is part of a feeding programme. Thomas can get clean water at school where there are three tanks- one for drinking, cooking, and one for the community. When there is drought the children don’t attend school as they need to accompany their animals to water sources further away.



Lord, every day I wash myself, make tea and cook using the water that comes from the tap in my house. Teach me to be grateful for this facility and to use this resource with care, keeping Thomas and his family in mind. Refresh my heart that may have grown selfish and dry with the renewing waters of generosity and charity. May I have humility to draw on the unending supply of your love and mercy.


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: St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 24th February   @   9:30am   -   Clair Carter ( Formerly of Boula)


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 2nd March   @   9:30am   -   (A) Paddy & Theresa Muldoon

Reader: John Joe Madden

Portumna G.A.A:

Wishing the Portumna team every success on Sunday in Limerick. Looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day !


Table Quiz:

In aid of Portumna Rugby Club in the Shannon Oaks hotel, Portumna on Thurs 28th Feb at 8pm. Great prizes and raffle for Ireland V Wales tickets.


Portumna Citizens Information:

Open every Tuesday Morning 10.30am- 1pm at the Na Calai Office in Abbey St, Portumna. Free Services open to all sections of the community. Information on rights and entitlements.


Variety Show in the Town hall, Portumna:

On Fri 29th Feb at 8pm. Organized By Na Calai youth Dev & Portumna Arts Group. Admission €10- €8. Tickets at the door.


Free Hearing Aid Workshop:

Will be held in HSE Club Rea, Loughrea on Tue 4th Mar between 1.30 and 4.30pm. Contact Edel Killarney Tel: 091-564871. 086- 6072923.


Art/Craft Exhibition & Sale:

A display of Art/Craft work will take place at St. Dympna’s A.D.S Satellite Unit, Patrick St, Portumna (Beside Ger O’Toole’s Auctio neers) on Tue 26th Feb from 7-9pm. All Welcome. All proceeds of this exhibition/ sale will be used to purchase materials for the coming year. Refreshments served.


Western Alzheimers Galway:

Have vacancies on Fas Community Employment Scheme for a Clerical assistant for Galway Office, general maintenance person and care assistants for its Nursing Home at Maryfield, Galway and care assistants for In Home Support Service. Applicants must have own transport and be registered with Fas and qualify for Fas Community Employment. Tel: 091-565193 or email westalgalway@eircom.net  for application form.


Assessment of Housing Need:

Are you in need of housing? If yes, you should submit a housing application form to Galway County Council by Mon 25th Feb. If you need assistance, contact the IRD on 090 9741867.


Thank you:

To all who sponsored us on our 100 mile walk from TG4 to Belmullet On the 1st -3rd Feb in aid of Croi a special thank you to  the people who sold Sponsor cards. To Jim Hynes for all his kind support. Bernie Leonard and Thomas Sullivan.


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