06 July 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 6th July 2008 – 14th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 5th July   @   11am   -   P.I.
Saturday 5th July   @   8pm   -   (A) John Taylor (A) Michael & Annie Hogan
Sunday 6th July   @   11am   -   (A) Con Mahony
Monday 7th July   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 8th July   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 9th July   @   8:30am   -   (A) Mattie Page
Thursday 10th July   @   7:30pm   -    
Friday 11th July   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Maisie Alley
Saturday 12th July   @   11am   -   (A) Willie Conroy
Saturday 12th July   @   8pm   -   (A) Chris Callanan
Sunday 13th July   @   11am   -   (A) Eugene McDonagh



Sat/Sun 12th – 13th July  8pm (V): Cepta Clarke  11am: Cathy Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 12th – 13th July

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


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 12th – 13th July  8pm (V): Team (1) R.Broderick,E.Robinson,S.Rooney,N.Hackett

11am: Team (4) K.Gibbons,D.Farrell,C.Horrigan,N.Brogan



Is55:10-11. Ps 64. Rom 8:18-23. Mt 13:1-23


Baptism Program:

On Tuesday 8th July at 8.30pm in the Day Care Centre, Castle Ave, Portumna.

Please contact the parish office at 090-9741092.


Notices for Parish Newsletter:

Must be in the Parish Office no later than 10am on Thurs. Please sign and include a phone number.


Fr. Brendan Lawless P.P

T: 090-9741092, Mob. 087-2622076, Dunkellin Terrace, Email: brendanlawless@gaelic.ie

Fr.Abe Kennedy

T: 090-9749100 Mob: 087-2997956, Clonfert Ave


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 6th July   @   9.30am   -   (A) Patrick O’Rourke (A) Kitty Martin
Sunday 13th July   @   9.30am   -   (A) Joe & Ciss Diamond (A) James Muldoon


Reader: John Connors

Woodford/Looscaun Pioneer Tour:

To Family Life Museum Castlebar, Achill and Ballina on Thursday 10th July. Adults €20 and Students €15. Please contact Margaret Power 090-9749013, Teresa Ryan 090-9749053 or Mary Gorman 090-9749073.


Irish Water Safety Week:

On Monday 4th Aug to Sat 9th Aug in Lough Derg Lake Shore Portumna from 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm. Registration on 0n Monday 4th Aug. Qualified IWSA Instructors attending. Advanced preparation is recommended. Open to all.


Portumna Tidy Towns:

The Tidy Towns Committee are holding a public meeting on Wednesday 16th July at  8pm  in the Social Centre of Portumna Retirement Village. All welcome. Your support is needed. Summer Meet Times for Litter Pick and Tidy Up as follows: The Square - Times: Wednesday Evening- 7.30pm & Saturday Evening- 6pm, The Playground/Amenity Area - Times: Saturday Morning- 9.45am.


Gortanumera Group Water Scheme Begins:

The scheme has begun. The initial phase will install the pipe from Oldthort to Gortanumera crossroads.Subscribers and landowners concerned should note that connection points will only be marked Subject To Payment Of Subscription to Gortanumera Group Water Scheme Co-Op Society Ltd. Road users should note the G.C.C Road Safety Notice in the Connacht Tribune of 23rd May last. All road users are advised to (a) take care near Scheme’s roadworks, (b) obey the 50km./hr.speed limit and (c) beware of fresh surface on the backfilled trenches.


Portumna Social Services- Results of first Silver Circle Draw:

€150- Shiela Tuohy €50-Patricia Claffey €50- Mary Hanley €25- Jim Hynes €25- Angela Lyons. Congratulations to all winners, next draw on Wed 9th July in the Day Care Centre.


Portumna Tennis Club:

A meeting took place on the 30th June with the Development Company to reinvigorate the Tennis Club that existed some years ago. There was a large group in attendance reflecting quite an amount of interest in this project. It was decided at the meeting that a family could join for €25 and single membership €10. If you would like to be come a member contact Mrs. Eileen Smyth, Bridge Rd (Treasurer) Paul Royston (Chairman) or James Coughlan (Secretary).


Junior Golf:

Every Wednesday & Thursday at 10am and most Saturdays at 4pm. Contact Jim Hynes at 087-6411711.


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