17 August 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 17 August 2008 – 20th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 16th August   @   11am   -   (A) Patrick & Kathleen Claffey
Saturday 16th August   @   8pm   -   (A) Donie Moran
Sunday 17th August   @   11am   -   (A) Willie & May Madden & Mattie Loughnane
Monday 18th August   @   8:30am   -   (A) Bridget Treacy
Tuesday 19th August   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 20th August   @   No Mass   -    
Thursday 21th August   @   7:30pm   -    
Friday 22nd August   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Eamon Kenneally
Saturday 23rd August   @   11am   -   P.I.
Saturday 23rd August   @   8pm   -   (A) Jack Hoary
Sunday 14th August   @   11am   -   (A) Willie & Josephine Carty



Sat/Sun 23rd – 24th Aug
 8pm  (V) Mairead O’ Neill
 11am: Con Madden


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 23rd – 24th Aug

8pm (V) Mary Connors,Marie Horan,Roseleen O’Rourke.

11am: Carmel Hayes,Rita Murray,Michael Dolan.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 23rd – 24th 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 22:19-23. Ps 137. Rom 11:33-36. Mt 16:13-20.


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera:
Fr. Brendan Kelly will say mass for the Bohan & Diamond family on Tuesday 19th Aug at 8pm in Gortanumera Church.


Feast of the Birth of Our Lady:

Bus to Knock from Portumna Day Care Centre on Sept 8th at 9.30am. Enquires to Ann at 090-9741424.



To Carmel Walsh,Ballyshrule, Portumna on the death of her mother Mrs. Kathleen Comer, and Uncle Patrick Sheil, Moyglass.
Nessa Bamford, Creagh, Ballinasloe sister of Julia Donoghue, St.Joseph’s Rd, Portumna.

May they rest in peace.


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

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.


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.


Heritage Week Events at Portumna Castle & Gardens:

Friday Aug 29th – Frevo Quartet at 7.30pm. Free Adm. Aisling Agnew & Matthew McAllister return this year with two other very accomplished musicians, Douglas  Whates & Feargus Hetherington to perform music from South America, France and the Celtic nations. . Sat 23rd & 24th Aug “Translations” by Brian Friel at 8pm. Tickets €25. Places limited. Sunday 31st Aug- Family day at the Castle. From 2pm to 5.30pm. Free Adm all day. Historical Arms & Armour Display, with interactive dress-up for children. 17th century “Boule” competition on the lawn. Thatching demonstration by local Fas team. Face Painting. Spring Onion Puppet Theatre present, “Moving House” Traditional puppets with goodies, baddies and audience participation. One performance only at 3pm Sharp. Enquires to Portumna Castle 090-9741658.



To all the leaving cert students on their results. Well done.


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.


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.

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