16 November 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 16 November 2008 – 33rd Sun in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 15th November   @   11am   -   (A) Maureen Conlon (MM) Sheila Darcy
Saturday 15th November   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael Blake
Sunday 16th November   @   11am   -  

(A) Freda Duffy

Monday 17th November   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 18th November   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Wednesday 19th November   @   8:30am   -   (A) Christy & Molly McMahon
Thursday 20th November   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Joey Starr
Friday 21st November   @   7:30pm   -   P.I.
Saturday 22nd November   @   11am   -   (A) Joseph/Gerry & Kathleen Ryan
Saturday 22nd November   @   8pm   -   (A) Patrick & Josephine Finlay
Sunday 23rd November   @   11am   -   (A) Thomas Dillon



Sat/Sun 22nd – 23rd Nov
 8pm  (V) Daithi Frawley
 11am: Brendan Murray


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 22nd – 23rd Nov

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 22nd – 23rd Nov

8pm (V) Team (2) I.Coughlan,R.Blake,S.Goode,T.Doherty.
11am: Team (5) D.Farrell,B.Muldoon,T.McCrory.



Ezek34:11-12, 15-17. Ps 22. 1 Cor 15:20-26. 28. Mt 25:31-46.



Sincere sympathy to the Rourke family on the death of Tom, Dublin and formerly Gortanumera,

brother of Pat-Joe and Gerard O’Rourke,Gortanumera.
The Coughlan and Moran family on the  death of Elaine Coughlan,Portumna.

May they rest in peace.


Mass in Gortanumera Church:

For the late Tom O’Rourke brother of Pat-Joe and Gerard on Friday 21st Nov at 8.30pm.


Bus to Knock:

On 7th Dec for night vigil. Bus leaving the square at 8pm via Killimor.

Please contact Maura at 090-9741204 or Ann at 090-9741424.



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:

Woodpark on the 20th Nov at 7.30pm. Patrick St/Shannon Rd & Marian Pk on the 21st Nov at 7.30pm.


Prayer Vigil:

Clonmacnois, St Chiarain’s prayer centre on Friday 21st Nov. Mass at 11pm and finishes at 4am.

Enquires to Helen at 086 1678027.


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 16th November   @   9:30am   -   (A) Broder Family (Lecarrew)
Sunday 23rd November   @   9:30am   -    

Reader: Francis Conway

Camera Club:

Next meeting Tuesday 25th Nov in the Maple Kitchen. Theme “Sign of the Times”.


Parish Newsletter:

All notices for the parish newsletter must be in to the parish office no later than 10am Thursday if they are to be included in that weekend’s newsletter. Please sign and include a phone number. Notices will not be accepted over the phone.


Portumna G.A.A Club Juvenile Pitch Development Draw:

Tickets €50 each. 1st Prize-Car. Tickets available from the Committee members and all players. Please support.


Weight Watchers:

Your local weight watchers meeting is held every Tuesday in Acorn to Oak Creche St. Bridget’s Rd, Portumna at 7pm for  men and women and at 8.15pm men only meeting. Please contact Monicia at 087-2910944.


Gleaming plus Window Cleaning:

Domestic/Industrial & Commercial. No job too big or small. Reasonable rates & reliable service for free quotation please phone Larry at 086-2020330.


Stroke Support Group:

Next meeting on the 26th Nov from 7pm to 8pm in the Health Centre, Ballinasloe. The Fair Deal Explained. Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill 2008. The bill provides the legislation basis for the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme-A Fair Deal. Speaker: Mary Gormley, Social Worker Older People.


Glasses Found:

A pair of glasses has been found and handed into the Parish Office. Contact 090-9741092.

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