23 March 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 23 March 2008 – Easter Sunday


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 22nd March   @   9pm   -   Holy Saturday (A) Michael Molloy
Sunday 23rd March   @   11am   -   Easter Sunday (A) Tom Heagney
Monday 24th March   @   10am   -   (A) Michael Kelly & Family
Tuesday 25th March   @       -   No Mass
Wednesday 26th March   @       -   No Mass
Thursday 27th March   @       -   No Mass
Friday 28th March   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Patrick & Mary Diver
Saturday 29th March   @   11am   -   (A) Eamon O’Toole
Saturday 29th March   @   8pm   -   (A) Martin Foley
Sunday 20th March   @   11am   -   (A) Martin Foley


Sat/Sun 29th – 30th Mar
 8pm: Kathleen Hughes


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 29th – 30th Mar
8pm: (V) Sean O’Dwyer,Mary Fahy,Chris Smyth
11am: Siobhan Tuohy,Nancy Dermody,Maureen O’Reilly
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 29th – 30th Mar

8pm (V) Team (1) R.Broderick,E.Robinson,S.Rooney,N.Hackett
11am: Team (4) K.Gibbons,D.Farrell,C.Horrigan,N.Brogan



Acts 2:42-47. Ps 117. 1 Pet 1:3-9. Jn 20:19-31


Priests Easter Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses this weekend.



Please return your Trocaire boxes for Easter.



In the home of Christy and Mary Madden, Drumscar on the 28th Mar at 8.30pm.


Annual Clonfert Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Under the leadership of Bishop John Kirby on the 23rd – 28th Aug. Cost: €695 (Fully Inclusive) for further details Contact: Society Travel, Ballinasloe 090-9645350.


Easter Greetings:

Fr. Lawless & Fr. Abi Kennedy wish you all a happy and holy Easter that will bring you new beginnings, new hope and joy to you and your family.

   Caisc Shona Dhaoibh

A Happy Easter To All
Wesolych Swiat


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
Emergency Number

T: 090-9749100, Mob. 087-2997956


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 23rd March   @   9am   -   (A) Larry Cormick (A) Jimmy & Maisie Canning
Sunday 30th March   @   9am   -   (A) Keith Hayes (A) Tom Heagney

Reader: John Joe Madden


Masses: St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 23rd March   @   10am   -   Easter Sunday (A) Tom Kelly


Reader: Ann Heagney


Welcome to all visitors to our parish this weekend.

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


Portumna Christmas Day Swim 2007:

Raised and donated €6,582 to Portumna and District Lions Club. Thanks to all the swimmers and supporters.


St. Patrick’s Day/ Easter Parade:

Will be held on Easter Sunday. This years parade Hopes to be the best ever, we have a prize for the best Easter Bonnet, also best dressed shop window, and many other prizes. This year we are presenting Mr. John Pardy and family with a special one off piece designed by Brian Murray. John built and owned the Shannon Oaks Hotel and helped along with many others to put Portumna on the tourist map. A great weekend promised.


Junior Golf:

Over the Easter there will be two golfing days for the Juniors Wed 26th & Thurs 27th March with lessons commencing on Fri 28th March for 6 weeks. The lessons Will be on first come basis. The lessons will start at 3pm and will be 1 hour duration. The cost is €60 per person payable in advance. To book ring Michael Ryan 9741059 The first hour will be for 6 to 8 yr olds.



To the Portumna hurlers on their great win in the All- Ireland club Final in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day.


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