31 August 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 31 August 2008 – 22nd Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 30th August   @   11am   -   P.I.
Saturday 30th August   @   8pm   -   (A) Mona Madden
Sunday 31st August   @   11am   -   (A) Mary Rabitte
Monday 1st September   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 2nd September   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 3rd September   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 4th September   @   7:30pm   -   (MM) Hannah Blake
Friday 5th September   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Martin & Bertie Donohue
Saturday 6th September   @   11am   -   (A) William & Ellen Moore
Saturday 6th September   @   8pm   -   (A) Sarah Molloy
Sunday 7th September   @   11am   -   (A) Ann Monaghan



Sat/Sun 6th – 7th Sept
 8pm  (V) Pierce Joyce
 11am: Emma O’Toole


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 6th – 7th Sept

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 6th – 7th Sept

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



Ezek 33:7-9. Ps 94. Rom 13:8-10. Mt 18:15-20.



Sincere sympathy to Mrs. Mary Murphy and family on the death of Willie Murphy,

Shannon Rd, Portumna who died during the week.
Mrs. Mary Sellers mother of Vincent Sellers, The Spires, 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


First Friday Calls:

Fr. Lawless will visit the sick and the housebound on Fri 5th Sept.


Padre Pio Novena:

On Friday 5th Sept at 7.30pm in St. Bridget’s Church, Portumna.


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 or the Day Care Centre 090-9741740.

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.


Camera Club Meeting:

Tuesday 2nd Sept at 8pm in the Maple Kitchen, Portumna.


Local Bus to Athlone:

On the first Friday of every month. Departs 5th Sept 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.


Portumna & District Active Retirement Association:

Meeting in the Shannon Oaks Hotel on Thurs 4th Sept at 8pm. Committee meeting at 7pm. New Members welcome.


Job Vacancies:

Places available on CE Scheme at Portumna Castle Kitchen Garden. To participate in the FAS Community Employment programme you must: (1) Register at your local. (2) Meet Certain. For further information contact 090-97 41853.


Portumna & District Lions Club:

In association with Sliabh Aughty Cycling Club are holding their Annual Lough Derg Cycle on Sun 28th Sept 2008 at 8.30am. Please contact the secretary Lisa on 087 6407966 (evenings) Please note it is a 70 mile cycle and we ask that training starts with immediate effect.


Portumna Community School:

An information evening for the P.L.C & Adult course- Community Care/ Healthcare (Care Assistant/ Classroom Assistant) will be held on Wed 3rd Sept at 8pm in Portumna Community School. Course begins on Monday 8th Sept at 9.30am for those who have no previous computer experience and on Monday 15th Sept for the full group. A few places are left in the course which will run Monday to Friday from 9.35 to 1.25pm. Contact 090-9741053.

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