20 July 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 20th July 2008 – 16th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 19th July   @   11am   -   (A) Sr. Imelda Murray P.I.
Saturday 19th July   @   8pm   -   (A) Phyllis Dillon
Sunday 20th July   @   11am   -   (A) Sheila Monahan (A) Tony Williams
Monday 21st July   @   8:30am   -   (A) Sr. Imelda
Tuesday 22nd July   @   8:30am   -   (A) Maura Glynn
Wednesday 23rd July   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Thursday 24th July   @   7:30pm   -   P.I.
Friday 25th July   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Maria Coen
Saturday 26th July   @   11am   -   (MM) John Molloy
Saturday 26th July   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael/Sean & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 27th July   @   11am   -   (A) Maureen Gillane (A) George/Jimmy & Elizabeth O’Connell



Sat/Sun 26th – 27th July

8pm  (V) Sean O’Dwyer

11am: Mary Dillon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 26th – 27th July

8pm (V) Pierce Joyce,Agnes Walsh,Claire Martin

11am: Brendan Murray, Brendan Mitchell.

Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 26th -27th

July  8pm (V) Team (3) R.Loughnane,M.Fahy,S.McDonagh,J.O’Neill,B.Sullivan,E.McDonagh.

11am: Team (6) D.Hanley,E.Barry,K.Donoghue,C.Harte,B.Muldoo



1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12. Ps 118. Rom 8:28-30. Mt 13:44-52.



Sincere Sympathy to Billy O’ Brien, Woodpark on the death of his brother Denis O’Brien,Ballingarry and brother-in-law of Agnes Donnellan St. Joseph’s Rd.Portumna.

Paddy Nevin Headford, brother of Rita Quigley, Bridge Rd. Who died during the week.

May they rest in peace


Annual Church Gate Collection (I.S.P.C.C )

Will be held on the weekend of the 26th & 27th July.


Thought for the Day

Within each of us, we find that goodness only grows very slowly. Side by side with our better selves, weakness and evil continue to survive within us. In today’s gospel Christ gives us a message of hope and stresses the need for patience and endurance. Even though, despite our best efforts, we find the darnel of sin and selfishness still in our lives, the main crop of goodness will bring a harvest of reward. Christ’s message to day is that the seedlings of goodness may have to grow in the midst of the weeds of selfishness.


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 20th July   @   9.30am   -   (A) Christopher/Frank & Mary Treacy
Sunday 27th July   @   9.30am   -   (A) Joe & Annie Heagney


Reader: Mary Rourke.

Tennis Committee Meeting:

Will take place on Monday 21st July in Na Calai at 9pm.


Ballinasloe October Fair & Festival:

Horse & Pony Races in Murray’s field, Athlone Road, Ballinasloe on Sunday 20th July at 3pm.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

Will be attendance at the Shannon Oaks Hotel Portumna on Wednesday 30th July from 3-4.45pm & 7-9.30pm.


Curra West Golf Club:

Golf lessons for beginners both adult and junior. Contact Brian at 086- 1064476. Adult membership: join now and play for 2009 free. Contact: 087-2563712 or 087-9175844.


Portumna GAA Club:

Hosted the u10 finals last week-end. Clubs from east Galway took part in the competition and judging from the standard of hurling that was displayed on the day, hurling in Galway will be alive for many years to come. Well done to Portumna u10 team who beat Mullagh in their final. A big thank you to all the people who helped out on the day to make the day very successful.


Portumna Town FC:

Are holding an important meeting with parents of children involved with the club on Friday the 25th July at 8.30pm. At least one parent of each child is required to attend the meeting. Parents of children who are intending to join in August are also requested to attend the meeting. The meeting will be held in the Shannon Oaks hotel and will finish at 9.30pm. Due to matters that arose over the course of last year and recent developments concerning the future of the club it is vital that parents demonstrate their support for the club by attending this meeting.


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