11 May 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements 11th May 2008 - Pentecost Sunday


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 10th May   @   11am   -   (A) Margaret Horrigan
Saturday 10th May   @   8pm   -   (A) Helen Blake
Sunday 11th May   @   11am   -   (A) Nora McHugh
Monday 12th May   @   8.30am   -   (A) Mattie & Brian Horan
Tuesday 13th May   @   8.30am   -   P.I.
Wednesday 14th May   @   8.30am   -   (A) Michael & Joe Mannion
Thursday 15th May   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Pat Treacy
Friday 16th May   @   7.30pm   -   (A) Martin & Kitty Callagy (A) Emily Banim
Saturday 17th May   @   11am   -   (A) Tom Duggan
Saturday 17th May   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael & Elizabeth Donohue

Sunday 18th May

  @   11am   -   (A) John & Kathleen O’Hare


Sat/Sun 17th – 18th May
 8pm: Sean O’Dwyer
11am: Mary Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 17th – 18th May
8pm: (V) Pierce Joyce,Agnes Walsh,Claire Martin
11am: Brendan Murray, Brendan Mitcell
Please Note:  If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute


Alter Servers:

Sat/Sun 17th – 18th May

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



Ex 34:4-6,8-9.Ps Dan 3:52-56. Cor 13:11-13. Jn 3:16-18.



Bridie Brannagan, Newry, Co. Down niece of Tony Fahy Gortaha and Bridie Daly, Dunkellin Tce.

To the Heagney Family on the Death of Kathleen Hagney, Cloughatunna.

May they rest in peace.


Baptism Program:

Tue 13th May at 8.30pm in the Day Care Centre, Castle Ave, Portumna.

Please contact the parish office 090 9741092.


Church Choir:

Practice on Thursday 15th May at 8pm. All members please attend.


Gortanumera Choir:

Choir practice in Gortanumera church on Wed 14th May at 8.30pm In preparation for first holy communion.

New members welcome.


Padre Pio National Pilgrimage:

At Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles. On Sunday 25th May 8, 2008 from 1.30pm- 4pm. Bus leaving Portumna at 10am.

Please contact Gay Royston 090-9741322 Kathleen Kidney, 090-9676458, or Ann Callanan 090-9741424.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:

On Sun 25th May.  Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm Followed by mass and the rosary procession.

We will be joined by  Galway and Armagh Dioceses and the Knights of Columbanus on the day.


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 11th May   @   9:30am   -   (A) Michael & Sabina Connors
                (A) Nicholas, Patrick & Joe Treacy

Reader: John Joe Madden

Country Market:

A new range of products including gluten free spelt breads, yeast breads Savoury dishes, and bedding plants now available every Fri in the Town Hall, Portumna From 8.30am-12.30pm.


Irish Open-Junior Golf:

Bus leaving for Adare Manor host for the Irish Open on Friday 16th May at 9.30am anyone wishing to go please phone Jim Hynes on 087-6411711 or Mairead O’Neill Taylor  087-2908610.


Computer Training:

Gaining FETAC and ECDL qualifications and being paid to do so Please contact Woodford Heritage Centre at 090-9749309. Training is provided for all Levels with both childcare and training allowances available.


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.


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