09 March 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 9th March 2008 – 5th Sun of Lent


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 8th March   @   11am   -   (A) Tommy Fitzpatrick
Saturday 8th March   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael Treacy
Sunday 9th March   @   11am   -   (A) Des Darcy
Monday 10th March   @   8.30am   -   P.I
Tuesday 11th March   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Dora Broderick
Wednesday 12th March   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Tommy & Lena Flanaga
Thursday 13th March   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Nodlag Tierney/Emma Hyn P.I.
Friday 14th March   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Monica Dillon (A) Mrs. Kitty Dolphin
Saturday 15th March   @   11am   -   (A) Helen Blake
Saturday 15th March   @   8pm   -   (A) Joe Keary
Sunday 16th March   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy & Una Connors


Sat/Sun 15th – 16th Mar

8pm (V) Sean O’Dwyer

11am: Mary Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 15th – 16th Mar

8pm: (V) Elizabeth Ryan,Kathleen O’Hare,Nora Flanagan

11am: Ambrose Mannion, Yvonne Finlay, John Dillon
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 15th – 16th Mar 

8pm (V) Team (2) J.Coughlan,M.Clarke,S.Walsh,G.Lynch,I.CoughlanR.Blake.
11am: Team (5) D.Geraghty,J.McRory,T.Doherty,M.Moloney, S.Goode, T.McRory.



Palm Sunday – Is 50:4-7. Ps 21. Phil 2:6-11. Mt 26:14-27, 66.

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:

Brendan’s Rd/Spires & Fisherman’s Wharf & St. Brigid’s Rd- 11th Mar at  7.30pm.  Bridge Rd & Gortaha – 12th Mar at 7.30pm. Woodpark-13th Mar & 7.30pm   Patrick St/Shannon Rd & Marian Pk- 14th Mar at 7.30pm.


Baptism Program:

On Tuesday 11th March in the Day Care Centre, Castle Ave Portumna at 8.30pm. Please contact the Parish Office at 090-9741092.


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 9th Mar   @   9:30am   -   (A) Sonny Martin (A) Thomas & Patrick Madden
Sunday 16th Mar   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tom Mannion (A) Larry & Margaret Cormack (Drumscar)

Reader: Liam Broder


Happiness is like perfume
If you sprinkle it around
You can’t help spilling a few drops
On yourself

Data Protection Act:

There are new laws operating in our country, including ones dealing with privacy. The practice up to now was to put the names of relatives of parishioners recently deceased on the newsletter. It has been pointed out that this practice is an intrusion of privacy. In future, unless a member of the family contacts the parish office about the death of their relative it will not appear in the parish news letter.


Notices for Parish Newsletter:

All notices are to be written and signed and left into the parish office  by Thurs 10 a.m if they are to be included in the newsletter for the weekend.


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.


Ability West – Formerly Galway Association:

Portumna branch A.G.M will be held in St. Dympna’s Centre on Mon 10th Mar at 8.30pm. New members welcome.


Charity Table Quiz in Aid of Cystic Fibrosis:

In the Shannon Oaks Hotel on good Friday the 21st March at 8.30pm. Table of 4 - €50 and Students €24. Lots of prizes. For further information please contact 087-7681681.


Clonmacnois Night Vigil:

Friday 14th March. Mass 11pm, leading to all night adoration. Finish 4am. Enquires: Helen at 086- 1678027.


Na Calai Community Development Project:

Would like to invite you to their AGM on Thursday 27th March at 8pm in the Day Care Centre on Castle Ave, Portumna. Contact Na Calai on 090-9741887 or drop into our office on Abbey St, Portumna if you would like more information about the project. New members welcome.


Gospel Choir from Pennsylvania:

Will sing in Clonfert Cathedral on Friday 14th March at 8pm. All welcome.


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