03 August 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 03 August 2008 – 18th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 4th August   @   10am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 5th August   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 6th August   @   8:30am   -   (A) Michael O’Reilly & Family
Thursday 7th August   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Robert Butler
Friday 8th August   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Frank Ward
Saturday 9th August   @   11am   -   (A) Heagney Family/Cloughatonag
Saturday 9th August   @   8pm   -   (A) John Keane
Sunday 10th August   @   11am   -   (A) John O’Rourke



Sat/Sun 9th – 10th Aug

8pm  (V) Kathleen Hughes



Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 9th – 10th Aug

8pm (V) Catherine Dillon,Tony McNamara,Martin Carty.

11am: Phil Coleman,Mary Mitchell,Majella Lewis.

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


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 9th – 10th Aug

8pm (V) Team (2) J.Coughlan,M.Clarke,S.Walsh,G.Lynch,I.CoughlaR.Blake.

11am: Team (5) D.Geraghty,J.McRory,T.Doherty,M.Moloney,S.Goode,T.McRory.



I Kgs 19:9, 11-13. Ps 84. Rom 9:1-5. Mt 14:22-33.



Sincere sympathy to the Blake family, Stoneyisland on the death of Hannah Blake.



To Declan Farrell,Caher Portumna and Alison McGean who were married recently in St. Bernard’s Church, U.S.A.


Churchill Cemetery Collection:

The Committee wishes to thank everyone for their generosity.


Calvery Cemetery Committee:

Local contribution collected this year was €2,267. Thanks to all who contributed.

Tenders will be invited at the end of this year for 2009.


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 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.


Portumna Social Services- Results of Fifth Silver Circle Draw:

€150-Ger Donnelly €50- Mary O’Neill €50-Bridie Power €25- Christina Felle, Killeen. €25- Helena  Egan. Congratulations to all winners as this was the final draw a big thank you to all who supported the draw.


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. Also junior open for boys and girls on Wed 6th Aug from 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.


Chernobyl Children’s Project International:

Thanks to all who supported the collection. Total raised €376.13.


Stray Sheep:

Found in Clonfert Ave, Portumna. Please contact Hynes of Clonfert Ave next door to Super Value.


Bus to Knock:

Leaving Tynagh on the 15th Aug at 10am and leaving the Cathedral Loughrea at 10.30am. Still a few seats available please contact Pauline at 087-6826155.



Feeling unwell and tried everything, why not try homeopathy. Homeopathy now in Portumna Complementary Health Clinic, Clonfert Ave. For appointment and information please phone Jackie Lally on 086-1965415.


Portumna Town F.C:

Will be holding their registration for all new and existing members on 9th Aug in the Shannon Oak’s Leeisure Club from 11am to 1pm. All new members will be required to submit an original birth cert or passport. For more information please contact David Flaherty at 087-9837366 or Gerard Sullivan at 086-8167463.Volunteers also needed to help out coaching and can sign upon registration day or contact one of the club members.

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