27 July 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 27th July 2008 – 17th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 28th July   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 29th July   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 30th July   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 31st July   @   7:30pm   -   P.I.
Friday 1st August   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Gorman Family
Saturday 2nd August   @   11am   -   (A) Jack & Helena Burke
Saturday 2nd August   @   8pm   -   (A) Tom Madden (A) Nonie & Pearl Kelly
Sunday 3rd August   @   11am   -   (A) Ned Kennedy (A) Larry Connors



Sat/Sun 2nd – 3rd Aug

8pm  (V) Rachel O’Brien

11am: Tony McNamara


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 2nd – 3rd Aug

8pm (V) Elizabeth Ryan,Kathleen O’Hare.Nora Flannagan.

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.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 2nd – 3rd Aug

8pm (V) Team (1) R.Broderick,E.Robinson,S.Rooney,N.Hackett.

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



Is 55:1-3. Ps 144. Rom 8:35, 37-39. Mt 14:13-21.


First Friday Calls:

No first Friday Calls for August.


Annual Church Gate Collection (ISPCC):

Will be held this weekend.


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 27th July   @   9.30am   -   (A) Joe & Annie Heagney




Church of St.Peter & Paul – Boula:

No Sunday Mass for the month of August.

Portumna’s New Website:

Any clubs, groups or businesses in the Portumna area interested in appearing on Portumna’s new website (www.portumna.net) should contact Damien Hogan (087-9804501) or Jim Hynes (087-6411711). The site is almost complete and will be launched in the coming weeks.


Stroke Support Group:

Meeting on the 30th July at 7pm-8pm in the Health Centre, Ballinasloe. Topic: Health Eating Following Stroke. Speaker: Maeve Doherty, Dietitian Manager.


Portumna Social Services- Results of Third Silver Circle Draw:

€150-Marjorie Whyte, Woodford. €50- B.Walker. €50-Joe O’Connell. €25-B.Walker. €25- Joe Heagney.


Fas Job Club Ballinasloe:

Is now arranging the following Training Programmes: Job seeking skills. Front Office and Reception Skills. Access 21- this course is suitable for both school- leavers and adults who wish to proceed to third Level Courses. Contact Gerry/ Ita or Paula at 090-9643057.


Winners of fourth Silver Circle Draw:

€150- Ciara O’Connor, €50- Mary Fahy, Woodford, €50- Ollie Canning. €25-Mary Larkin, Mullagh. €25- Ben McGrory.


Acorn to Oak Child Care:

Enrolment now taking place for Sept 2008. From 3 months upwards. Good family discounts. Contact 090-9759595 for further information.


Junior Golf:

Riona Holohan Lady Captain will hold her Captains prize for junior boys and girls on the 5th Aug at 9am.


ISPCC- Positive Parenting Course:

Are you the parent or guardian of a child aged between 4-12 yrs old ? Would you like to attend a five week positive parenting course ?. Venue: Na Calai CDP, Abbey St, Portumna. From Aug 7th , 14th , 21st, 28th Aug and Thurs the 4th Sept. Times of the sessions will be from 7-9pm. Further information contact Sinead at ISPCC Galway office 091-752387.


Local Bus to Athlone:

On the first Friday of every month. Departs 1st Aug in Portumna Square at 10.30am and will stop on route. Departs Athlone at 4.30pm. Travel pass accepted. Return fare€5-u/18’s €3 and under 5’s free. To book Tel IRD: 090-9741867.


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