16 March 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 16 March 2008 – Palm Sunday


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 15th March   @   11am   -   (A) Helen Blake
Saturday 15th March   @   8pm   -   (A) Joe Keary (A) Francie & Ena Hynes
Sunday 16th March   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy & Una Connors
Monday 17th March   @   8:30am   -   St.Patricks Day (A) Margaret Butler
Tuesday 18th March   @   8:30am   -   (A) John Murray
Tuesday 18th March   @   8pm   -   Confessions
Wednesday 19th March   @   8:30am   -   P.I
Thursday 20th March   @   9pm   -   Holy Thursday (A) Jim & Annie Kirby
Friday 21st March   @   3pm   -   Good Friday Passion Liturgy
Saturday 22nd March   @   9pm   -   Holy Saturday (A) Michael Molloy
Sunday 23rd March   @   11am   -   Easter Sunday (A) Tom Heagney


Sat/Sun 22nd – 23rd Mar
 9pm: Rachel O’ Brien
11am: Tony McNamara


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 22nd – 23rd Mar
9pm: (V) Catherine Dillon,Tony McNamara,Martin Carty.
11am: Phil Coleman,Mary Mitchell, Majella Lewis.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.

Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 22nd – 23rd Mar

9pm (V) Team (3) R.,Loughnane, M.Fahy, J.O’Neill, S.McDonagh, ,B.Sullivan,E.McDonagh.
11am: Team (6) D.Hanley,E.Barry,C.Harte,K.McDonagh,B.Muldoon.


Acts 10:34, 37-43. Ps 117. Col 3:1-4 or Cor 5:6-8. Jn 20: 1-9.

Priests Easter Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses next weekend.


Holy Thursday:

Church will remain open until 11pm.


Candle Light Stations of the Cross:

In St. Brigid’s Church on the 21st Mar at 9pm.


Chrism Mass:

Wednesday 19th Mar in St.Brendans Cathedral, Loughrea. Members of the faithful and especially the Ministers of the Eucharist are invited to the mass.


Communion to the Sick and Housebound:

Fr. Lawless will visit  the sick and housebound on 4th April instead of holy Thursday.


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 16th March   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tom Mannion (A) Larry & Margaret Cormack (Drumscar)
Friday 21st March   @   7pm   -   Good Friday Passion Liturgy
Sunday 23rd March   @   9am   -   (A) Larry Cormick (A) Jimmy & Maisie Canning

Reader: John Connors.


Masses: St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Friday 21st March   @   5pm   -   Good Friday Passion Liturgy
Sunday 23rd March   @   10am   -   Easter Sunday (A) Tom Kelly

Reader: Ann Heagney.

Portumna Social Services Day Care Centre:

Require a part time bus driver, must have D1 licence. Terms and conditions apply. Tel: 087-4119320.

Race Night:

Local athlete Shane O’Rourke is to attempt to complete a 250km race  across the Atacama Desert in Chile on the 30th Mar in Aid of Acorn to Oak Childcare Facility. Race night on holy Sat Night 22nd Mar in O’Meara’s. Sponsorship cards are available from the Facility managers, Committee, or the O’Rourke family. Your support is greatly appreciated.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

This years parade will be held on Easter Sunday at 3pm from the Mart. We encourage all businesses and groups to participate.


Ability West – Formerly Galway Association:

The Portumna Branch of Ability West Wish to thank everyone for their continuous support in the recent Easter raffle which Was held on Monday 10th Mar in St. Dympna’s.


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.


Camera Club:

Will meet this coming Tuesday 18th Mar at 8pm in the Maple Kitchen.


Junior Golf:

On Wed 19th Mar at 8pm in the  clubhouse, talk on rules and etiquette, Parents invited along also. Two golfing days for the juniors on Wed  26th March and the 27th Mar with lessons commencing on Fri 28th for 6 weeks.


Portumna Scout Group:

Church gate collection will take place on Sat/Sun 22nd & 23rd Mar. In addition the parents and friends of Portumna Scouts will be selling tickets. Top prize is a ride  on lawnmower over the following weeks to raise much needed funds for   the development of the Scout Den facilities and equipment. Your support is much appreciated.


Ballinasloe Riding Club:

Table Quiz in Gullane’s Hotel, Ballinasloe on Thurs 20th Mar At 8pm. All welcome. Contact Michael at 087 2254211. Car boot sale in Ballinasloe Show grounds on Sat 29th Mar. Gates open at 8.30am.


Clare Burren Marathon:

Sat 24th May at 9am. Full/Half/ Mini Marathon. Starting at the Burren Coast Hotel, The Pier, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. Closing date for entry is the 10th May. For further information please phone Kevin 086-3272472 or 087-2691147 or email www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com or www.ballyvaughanfanorewalkingclub.com


Ability West- Eirim An Iarthair:

Weekend sponsored walk- Slieve Bloom and the Grand Canal in June & Chicago Half Marathon in Sept. Contact Blackrock House Salthill, Galway 091-514910 for details.


Good Luck:

To The Portumna hurlers in the All- Ireland club final on Monday in Croke Park.


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