13 April 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 13 April 2008 – 4th Sun of Easter


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 12th April   @   11am   -   (A) Sr. Philippa
Saturday 12th April   @   8pm   -   (A) John & Mary Cowan & Family
Sunday 13th April   @   11am   -   (A) Mossie Dermody & Deceased Family Members
Monday 14th April   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 15th April   @   8:30am   -   Mary Madigan –nee Duggan
Wednesday 16th April   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 17th April   @   7:30pm   -    
Friday 18th April   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Mary Duddy
Saturday 19th April   @   11am   -   (A) Michael & Martin & Margaret Horan
Saturday 19th April   @   8pm   -   (A) Maureen Scott
Sunday 20th April   @   11am   -   Paddy & Bridget Morrissey


Sat/Sun 19th – 20th April
 8pm: Pierce Joyce
11am: Emma O’Toole


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 19th – 20th April
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 19th – 20th April

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



Acts 6:1-7. Ps32. 1 Pet 2:4-9. Jn 14:1-12.



Sincere Sympathy to Mrs. Nancy Lyons St.Brigid’s Rd, Portumna on the death of her uncle Bernard O’Donnell.

To Tony Power and family Oldthort, Portumna on the death of his father Michael Power. May they rest in peace.



St. Chiarain’s prayer centre. Prayer vigil. Friday 18th April. Mass at 11pm leading to all night adoration. Finish 4am. Enquires to Helen at 086-1678027.


Priests Retirement Fund Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses this weekend.


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


Masses: St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 13th April   @   9:30am   -   P.I
Sunday 20th April   @   9:30am   -   (A) John & Bernard Treacy

Reader: Aoife Royston.

Portumna Players:

Present Semi- Private a play by Mary Halpin in the Town Hall Portumna on Fri /Sat/Sun 18th – 19th – 20th April at 8.30pm.


Portumna Social Services Day Care Centre:

Require a Part Time Driver, must  have a D1 licence. Terms and conditions apply. Contact 087-4119320.


Farm Plastic Collection:

Will be taking place in your local mart in the coming Weeks. Phone FRS Athenry  091 844551.


Family Fun Day:

Due to league semi final family fun day which was arranged for the 13th April is now changed to Monday 5th May 2008.


Irish Cancer Society – Churchgate Collection:

Will take place on the weekend 0f the 19th & 20th April.


St.Dympna’s Adult Day Service Clients:

Will participate in 11am Sunday mass on the 20th April. Please keep side aisles free to accommodate wheelchairs.


Jumble Sale Fundraiser:

Carrigahorig Development Association are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday the 19th April in Portumna Town Hall from 10am to 4pm. All are welcome, please come along.


An Gairdin: Growing in Polytunnels:

With Dolores Keegan on Wed 16th April from 10am- 4pm. The course covers all aspects of tunnel growing including: choosing and erecting of a tunnel, choosing suitable varieties of plants for tunnel, designing a yearly crop plan, maintaining healthy plants, irrigation etc. Cost €30 for more information please contact An Gairdin at 090-9741689.


Biodanza- Dance of Life:

Saturday 19th April from 10am- 4.30pm. This will be a relaxing, enjoyable a personally nourishing day. Catherine McInerney will facilitate the day, and with music and movement will help to reawaken our dormant energies and giftedness. Biodanza draws us into a deeper connection with the sacred within all of life. Cost €50.


Local Bus to Athlone:

On the first Friday of every month. Departs Portumna Square at 10.30am and will stop en route. Departs Athlone 4.30pm. Travel pass Accepted. Return fare €5- u/18s €3 and under 5s free. To book Tel IRD: 090-9741 867. 


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