26 October 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 26 October 2008 – 30th Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 25th October   @   11am   -   (A) Gerry Ryan
Saturday 25th October   @   8pm   -   P.I.
Sunday 26th October   @   11am   -   (A) Harry Daly (A) Oliver Gordon Jnr (A) Michael O’Brien
Monday 27th October   @   10am   -   (A) Vincent Forde
Tuesday 28th October   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 29th October   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 30th October   @   7:30pm   -    
Friday 31st October   @   8pm   -   (A) Thomas Dillon
Saturday1st November   @   11am   -   (A) John Hanley
Saturday 1st November   @   8pm   -   (A) Elizabeth Morrissey (MM) John Joe Madden
Sunday 2nd November   @   11am   -   P.I.



Sat/Sun 1st – 2nd Nov

8pm  (V) Mairead O’Neill



Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 1st – 2nd Nov

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 1st – 2nd Nov

8pm (V) Team (2) I.Coughlan,R.Blake,S.Goode,T.Doherty.

11am: Team (5) D.Farrell,B.Muldoon,T.McCrory.



Is 25:6-9. Ps 26. Rom 5:5-11. Mt 11:25-30.



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.

Town Station:

Abbey St.& The Castle on Thursday 30th Oct at 7.30pm.


Legion Of Mary:

Meetings will be at 7pm in future.


Padro Pio:

Mass and novena on Fri 31st 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 26th October   @   9:30am   -   (A) Mancie Nevin


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 2nd November   @   9:30am   -   (A) Charlie & Mary Corcoran


Reader: John Connors

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.


Town Hall A.G.M:

Friday 7th Nov at 8pm in the hall.


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.


Camera Club:

Meeting next Tuesday 28th Oct at 8.30pm in the Maple.



Ladies Glasses in case if found please phone 087-2923244 or hand in to the parish office.


Junior Golf:

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


Are You Parenting Alone?

If so , Na Calai CDP would like to invite you to a Personal Development  Programme now running on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm in Na Calai CDP Office. Phone 090-9741887 or Fax 090 9741888.



On Sunday night 26th Oct. John Murphy will launch a new CD: Drive Safely On Your Way: at Treacy’s in Killimor in aid of the Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. There will be a one minutes silence in respect of our local fatalities at 11pm. Time 10pm -12.30 midnight. Please support this great cause.


Halloween at Portumna Castle & Gardens:

If  you are brave enough…… come to the Castle & Garden on Monday 27th Oct at 3pm to 4.30pm for spookie stories, frightful faces and creative costumes. At 3pm sharp Clare Muireann Murphy will tell stories suitable for children aged between 4-7yrs. At 3.45pm for the older age group 6-10yrs. From 2.30-4.30pm get your face painted with frightening themes. At 4.30pm the winner of the most original creative costume seen in the castle throughout the day will be announced and presented with their prize. Admission free all afternoon. Enquires: contact 090 9741658.


Operation Christmas Child:

(Shoe Box Appeal) A Voluntary Group hope to fill 300 boxes with the help of various groups in the surrounding parishes. Donations in any form would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Bernie Starr, 086- 0610616 or 9676572.


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