04 May 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 4th May 2008 - Ascension Day


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 3rd May   @   11am   -   (A) Angela Abberton
Saturday 3rd May   @   8pm   -   (A) Crissie & Christy Conroy
Sunday 4th May   @   11am   -   (A) Flan & Sheila O’Flaherty
Monday 5th May   @   10am   -   (A) Kathleen Murray (A) Michael & Maureen Grogan
Tuesday 6th May   @   8.30am   -   P.I.
Wednesday 7th May   @   8.30am   -   (A) Joe Duddy
Thursday 8th May   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Patrick Treacy
Friday 9th May   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Michael Ward
Saturday 10th May   @   11am   -   (A) Margaret Horrigan
Saturday 10th May   @   8pm   -   (A) Helen Blake

Sunday 11th May

  @   11am   -   (A) Nora McHugh (A) Ryan & Cooney Family


Sat/Sun 10th – 11th May
 8pm: Breda O’Connor
11am: Rita Murray


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 10th – 11th May
8pm: (V) Mary Connors,Marie Horan, Roseleen O’Rourke
11am: Carmel Hayes,Rita Murray,Michael Dolan
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 10th – 11th May

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



Acts 2:1-11. Ps 103. 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13. Jn 20:19-23



Sincere Sympathy to Carmel Cooney on the death of her father Michael Cooney, Oakley,Portumna.

Sr. Rose Mullaney, Austrailia sister of the late John Mulanney,Oakley who died on the 26th April 2008.

May they rest in peace.



Congratulations to the young people who received confirmation last Sunday. Thanks to the parents, teachers and all who helped out in the preparations. It was a special day in the life of our community.


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.


Cemetery Masses:

Churchill: 16th June at 8pm

St.Michael’s: 17th June at 8pm

Killmalinogue: 23rd June at 8pm

Calvery: 24th June at 8pm


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 4th May   @   9:30am   -   (A) Nancy Gohery & Deceased Members of the Gohery & Larkin Family
Sunday 11th May   @   9.30am   -   (A) Michael & Sabina Connors

Reader: John Connors

First Aid Course:

Over two days Thursday 15th May and Wednesday 21st May From 9.30am to 4.30pm. This course is recognized by Health and Safety Authority. Cost €100. Tutor Goeffery Casey, Civil Defence, Ballinasloe. Venue: An Gairdin, St. Brigid’s Rd, Portumna. For booking phone 090-9741698.


Camera Club:

A walk on the wild side with Dublin Photographer John Smails. Meet at the Maple Bar this Sunday 4th May at 4pm.


Irish Open-Junior Golf:

Bus going to Adare Manor Golf Course on Fri 16th May. Leaving Portumna Golf club at 10am. For further information please phone Jim Hynes at 087-6411711 or Mairead Taylor O’Neill 087-2908610.


Tidy Towns:

A group of people have got together in an effort to keep our community neat and clean and tidy. Volunteers are required on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Saturdays at 10am. Assembly point is the square in Portumna. Keep our town and parish clean: An appeal to Restaurants/ Fast food outlets and commercial businesses to do a tidy up regularly in the vicinity of their premises and shop fronts ( it is the law ) also an appeal to all householders to repair broken windows, mow the lawn, weeds to be destroyed, pathway to be cleaned, repair broken galvanize doors and gates, hedges to be trimed, flower beds to be re-juvenated, derelict buildings to be tidied up etc. Dogs and animals to be kept under effectual control, no washing of dogs in the river or lake. Lets all play our part and make our town and parish beautiful. United we stand.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

Thanks to all who donated blood on the 23rd April 2008 In the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna. The amount of blood collected was 101 pints.


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