19 October 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 19 October 2008 – 29th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 18th October   @   11am   -   (A) Dr. Ethna Kearns & Dominic Kearns
Saturday 18th October   @   8pm   -   (A) Christopher & Mary A. Fahy
Sunday 19th October   @   11am   -   (A) John & Annie Mannion (A) Kay Hayes
Monday 20th October   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 21st October   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Wednesday 22nd October   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 23rd October   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Bertha Duddy
Friday 24th October   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Sharon McDonagh
Saturday 25th October   @   11am   -   (A) Gerry Ryan
Saturday 25th October   @   8pm   -   (A) Billy Donohue
Sunday 26th October   @   11am   -   (A) Harry Daly (A) Oliver Gordon Jnr



Sat/Sun 25th – 26th Oct

8pm  (V) Donal Burke



Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 25th – 26th Oct

8pm (V) Sean O’Dwyer,Mary Fahy,Chris Smyth.

11am: Siobhan Tuohy,Nancy Dermody,Maureen O’Reilly.

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


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 25th – 26th Oct

8pm (V) Team (1) B.O’Sullivan,C.Hackett,K.O’Neill,M.O’Sullivan.

11am: Team (4) T.Harte,K.Gibbons,L.Houlihan,B.Doyle.



Ex 22:20-28. Ps 17. 1 Thess 1:5-10. Mt 22:34-40.



Sincere sympathy to Christine & Ian Greenwood and family on the death of Christy Martin.

To the Darcy family on the death of Sheila Darcy, St.Joseph’s Rd. May they rest in peace.


Mission Sunday:

Mission collection will be taken up at all masses this weekend.



Those hosting a station please contact the parish office for a day and time.

Time is limited so an early call would be beneficial to everyone.



In the home of Sean & Josephine Canning Coolpora & Coolna geara on the 24th Oct at 8.30pm.


Town Station:

Brendan St & Clonfert Ave: Thursday 23rd Oct at 7.30pm.Dominic St: Friday 24th Oct at 7.30pm.


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


Masses: St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 19th October

  @   9:30am   -   (A) Michael & Catherine Ward

Sunday 26th October

  @   9:30am   -   (A) Mancie Nevin


Reader: Ann Heagney

South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society:

Are hosting a talk by Barry Lally entitled “The Trenchs of Garbally” in the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna on Thursday 23rd Oct at 8.30pm. New members are very welcome.


Stroke Support Group:

Meeting on the 29th Oct in the Health Centre, Ballinasloe from 7-8pm. Theme: Care giving in the home by Veronica Barrett.


Fashion Show:

In aid of Portumna Rugby in the Shannon Oaks Hotel on Thursday 23rd Oct at 8pm. Special Guest is the Rose of Tralee, Aoife Kelly.


Irish Water Safety:

Presentation of Water Safety Certificates following Portumna Water Safety Week 2008 In Boula Event Centre on Sat 1st Nov at 11.30am. For information please contact Barney O’Reilly at 090 9741562.


Junior Golf:

Junior Golf Competition on Tuesday 28th &  Wed 29th Oct from 10am to 12pm.


Portumna GAA Club:

Wishes to inform their supporters that the County final is now on the 2nd Nov. Please decorate your home or business with flags and bunting. Training fund in place and anyone wishing to contribute can do so by contacting a committee member. Anyone wishing to travel to the final by bus please contact D.Lynch & Sons. This is a huge honour for the club who will be contesting their 6th consecutive county final in a row.


Baffle Poetry Group:

In Loughrea are holding their annual poetry festival on the 24th & 25th Oct. Free Friday night wine reception and poetry reading. The Baffle Brunch at Slatefort House and the grand final on Sun eve where poets writing on the festival theme” The First Time” compete to become Baffle Bard 2008. Please contact Margaret Hickey at 086 3936921.


Shoe Box Appeal- Celebrating Ten Years:

Thank you. Nearly two million needy children have received an Irish Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoebox over the last ten years. In our tenth year we’d love to send boxes to more children than ever before- will you help us make it happen? All boxes need to be returned before 6th Nov. Contact Bernie Starr, Killimor 090-9676572/086 0610616. Donations in any form would be greatly appreciated.

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