07 September 2008


Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 07 September 2008 – 23rd Sun in Ordinary Time

 

Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 6th September   @   11am   -   (A) William & Ellen Moore
Saturday 6th September   @   8pm   -   (A) Sarah Molloy
Sunday 7th September   @   11am   -   (A) Ann Monaghan
Monday 8th September   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 9th September   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 10th September   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 11th September   @   7:30pm   -   (MM) Ann Monaghan
Friday 12th September   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Mary Keane
Saturday 13th September   @   11am   -   (A) Mattie & Kathleen Casserley
Saturday 13th September   @   8pm   -   (A) Christopher & Ann Horan
Sunday 14th September   @   11am   -   (A) Edie Campbel & Deceased Family Members

 

Readers:

Sat/Sun 13th – 14th Sept
 8pm (V) Daithi Frawley
 11am: Brendan Murray

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 13th – 14th Sept   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 13th -14th Sept

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

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


Readings:

Num 21:4-9. Ps 77. Phil 2:6-11. Jn 3:13-17.

 

R.I.P:

Sincere Sympathy to the Leahy Family, Fisherman’s Wharf on the death of Michael Leahy, Tynagh.

 

Baptism Program:

On Tuesday 9th Sept at 8.30pm in the Day Care Centre. Contact the Parish Office at 090-9741092.

 

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

 

Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 7th Sept   @   9.30am   -   (A) Nora Rourke & Deceased Family Member
Sunday 14th Sept   @   9.30am   -   (A) Mai Broder & Ann Broder

 

Reader: Francis Conway.


“Care in the Home” Training Course:

in the Day Care Centre, Portumna over 13 weeks ( 1 session per week) Starting Thurs 18th Sept until Thurs 11th Dec 2008.Course Free. Please Call Brid Lynch to confirm your attendance or with any queries at 093-25362 or 087-9159508.

 

Dance Aerobics Classes:

Monday 8th Sept in the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna. Classes Mon & Wed evenings at 7pm. Pay as you go. Contact: Shannon Oaks or Noel at 087- 0551443

 

Legion of Mary:

Meeting on the 9th Sept at 8pm in the Legion room St. Brigid’s Church Portumna. New members welcome. 087-4155439.


Red Cross:

Meeting on Monday 8th Sept in Na Calai at 8pm. New members welcome.


Kenpo Karate Classes:

On Tuesday 9th Sep in the Town hall, Portumna. Children’s beginners class 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Jnr advanced belts 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Adult beginners 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Contact James Dillon 090-9741460.


Mid-Shannon Tourism Investment Scheme:

An information evening will be held in the Shannon Oaks hotel, Portumna on 11th Sept at 4.30pm. To book please phone 091-782020.


Homeopathy:

One day introductory course “ Treating common ailments with Homeopathy” Sat 27th Sept in Portumna Complementary Health Clinic. Fee €55. For bookings call Jackie Lally 086-1965415.


Kickboxing for Women (Adults & Children)

Will commence on Tue 9th Sept from 7.30pm to 9pm in the leisure centre Shannon Oaks hotel, Portumna.


Shorelines Arts Festival:

Will take place in Portumna from Thurs 11th – 14th Sept. www.portumnaartsgroup.com or phone 087-2931055.


Portumna Pen Pushers:

A peer led writers group meet on alternate Thursdays from 7.30-9.30pm. Please phone 087-2931055.

 

Dear Parishioners.
Our schools are back in action again and the young people return to the books. There are approximately 720 pupils attending schools in this parish. 227 in St. Brendan’s national school, 40 in Gortanumera school and 447 approx in Secondary school. That is an awful lot of energy, hopes and brains. For all there are new classes, new friends and new challenges.
Some principals have held their “Staff meetings” and have sorted out “Who does what” and the teachers have given their annual “ If  you behave and nice to me, I will be nice to you” speech. For some the word
“Exam year” is being embossed on their foreheads like “Raddle on sheep”. New regimes are being introduced in homes to accommodate new promises of study, plans are made and bribes offered and so on.
While our local schools are in good condition. Resources are not always adequate. We need extra class rooms and other facilities. We think also of children of other lands particularly in the third world and in areas of war and turmoil in their quest for education and knowledge. It is not so long ago that our country relied on “Hedge Schools” to train the young and we are conscious of those who have only dilapidated sheds and shady trees as classrooms.
We are investing in the future of the individual of our families and of the nation. All involved, pupils, parents, teachers and priests need to be supported and given reassurance after all. “ A mind is a terrible thing to waste” we pray for a fruitful and successful year.

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