02 March 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 2nd March 2008 – 4th Sun of Lent


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 1st March   @   11am   -   (A) Sean Nevin
Saturday 1st March   @   8pm   -   (A) Eilish Taylor 
Sunday 2nd March   @   11am   -   (A) Gerard Duffy
Monday 3rd March   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 4th March   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 5th March   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 6th March   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Elizabeth & Billy Hannon
Friday 7th March   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Adeline Page (A) Anthony & Lily Hacket
Saturday 8th March   @   11am   -   (A) Tommy Fitzpatrick
Saturday 8th March   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael Treacy
Sunday 9th March   @   11am   -   (A) Des Darcy



Sat/Sun 8th – 9th Mar

8pm (V) Breda O’Connor

11am: Rita Murray


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 8th – 9th Mar

8pm: (V) Pierce Joyce, Agnes Walsh, Claire Martin.

11am: Brendan Murray, Brendan Mitchell.

Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 8th – 9th Mar

8pm (V) Team (1) R.Broderick,E.Robinson,S.Rooney,N.Hackett.

11am: Team (4) K.Gibbons,D.Farrell, C.Horrigan,N.Brogan.



 Ezek 37:12-14. Ps 129. Rom 8:8-11. Jn 11:1-45.


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. Mar 7th – 14th – 20th.


Annual Clonfert Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Under the leadership of Bishop John Kirby on the 23rd – 28th August 2008. Price: €695 ( Fully Inclusive) for full details contact Society Travel, Society St. Ballinasloe. Tel: 090-9645350.


Town Stations:

Shannon Pk- 4th Mar at 7.30pm. St. Joseph’s Rd- 5th Mar at 7.30pm Dominic St- 6th Mar at 7.30pm Abbey St & Castle Ave 7th Mar at 7.30pm.


First Friday Calls:

Fr. Lawless will visit the sick and housebound on Fri 7th Mar.


Lourdes Collection:

Thanks to all who supported the Lourdes Collection.



Martin Kennedy, Cloughjordan father of Kathleen Hanley, Stoneyisland who died during the week.


Happy Mothers Day


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 2nd March   @   9:30am   -   (A) Paddy & Theresa Muldoon
Sunday 2nd March   @   9:30am   -   (A) Sonny Martin (A) Thomas & Patrick Madden

Reader: Francis Conway.

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.


Ability West – Formerly Galway Association:

Portumna Branch A.G.M will be Held in St. Dympna’s Centre, Portumna on Monday 10th March at 8.30pm. New members welcome.


Library Ireland week:

From Mon 3rd Mar- Fri 7th Mar. Mon 3rd Mar at 7.15pm book club meeting to discuss Bill Bryson’s book “The Life and Times of the thunderbolt Kid”. 8pm talk on the components in maintaining positive mental health by Ann Heagney and Margaret Rudkins. Wed 5th Mar at 7.30pm Literary readings from Portumna Pen Pushers and Maple poetry group. Thurs 6th Mar at 7.30pm Launch of local art exhibition with cheese and wine reception


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

This years parade will be held on Easter Sunday at 3pm The theme for this years parade is “ Rebellion” so work your float around this theme.


Camera Club:

Meeting on Tuesday 4th Mar at 8pm in the Maple Kitchen. Speaker: John Smails, photographer from Dublin.


Galway Volunteer Centre:

Is holding a public information evening in Na Calai Abbey St, Portumna on Thurs 6th Mar at 7.30pm. The eve will consist of a short Presentation on volunteering and the work of the Galway Volunteer Centre within Galway city and county. This will be followed by questions and answers and tea and Coffee will be served on the night. All are welcome. Anyone interested in finding more about volunteering in Galway and local organizations working with volunteers may benefit from coming along. Contact Ruth Fagan at 091-583696.


Complementary Therapies:

Reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage & more available all day Wednesday at the Health Hub, Patrick St from the 27th Mar. Fully registered and approved therapist. (VHI-Quinn-Vivas ) Great for stress, I.B.S, fatigue, sciatica & more. Phone: Trish 086-3675830.


Portumna G.A.A Club:

Would like if people in the town and community would decorate their homes and premises with bunting, flags etc for the all Ireland final on St. Patrick’s day. Anyone interested in booking a place on the bus can do so at Dan Lynch & Sons as soon as possible price €20. Club merchandise jerseys, jackets etc for sale now in Dan Lynch & Sons. People requiring tickets can order them on Fri night 7th Mar at Portumna GAA clubhouse from 8pm- 9.30pm.


Portumna Juvenile Club:

Family fun day on 13th April 2008. Draw for €3000 in prizes for juvenile development. Tickets available from any committee member.



To the Portumna hurlers on their great win in Limerick last Sun.


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