23 November 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 23 November 2008 – Feast of Christ the King


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 22nd November   @   11am   -   (A) Joseph/Gerry & Kathleen Ryan
Saturday 22nd November   @   8pm   -   (A) Patrick & Josephine Finlay
Sunday 23rd November   @   11am   -   (A) Thomas Dillon
Monday 24th November   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Tuesday 25th November   @   8:30am   -   (A) William & Mary Masterson
Wednesday 26th November   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 27th November   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Sinead Conway
Friday 28th November   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Michael & Margaret Treacy
Saturday 29th November   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy Burke
Saturday 29th November   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael/Sean & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 30th November   @   11am   -   (A) Pat Scully & Family



Sat/Sun 29th -30th Nov
 8pm  (V) Cepta Clarke
 11am: Cathy Dillon.


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 29th – 30th Nov

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 29th – 30th Nov

8pm (V) Team (3)
11am: Team (6) C.Walsh,E.Walsh,C.O’Brien,J.McDonagh,L.McDonagh.


Offertory Collection:

Total: €1650.



Sincere Sympathy to Paddy (Eddie) Morrissey, Cooldarragh, Portumna on the death of his wife Mary (Dolly).

May she rest in peace.


Parish Christmas Cards:

Are now available from the parish office. They are an ideal gift to send to your family and friends.



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:

St.Joseph’s Rd on the 27th Nov at 7.30pm


Mass in Portiuncula Hospital Chapel:

On Monday 24th Nov at 7.30pm for all who have died in Portiuncula hospital. All welcome.


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 23rd November   @   9:30am   -    
Sunday 30th November   @   9:30am   -   (A) Larry Gohery

Reader: Liam Broder

South East Galway Archaeological & Historical Society:

Is hosting a talk on “Raifteri an File and the Callanan Poets: their lives,works and times” by Gerry Cloonan on Thurs 27th Nov at 8.30pm in the Shannon Oaks Hotel, Portumna.


Fahy Annual Bazaar:

In Fahy Hall on Sunday 30th Nov. Santa will arrive at 2pm. Includes: bottle stand: auction of timber & other items: raffles galore for turkeys, hams, hampers and attractive prizes.


Portumna Players:

Will hold a general meeting at 8pm in the Loft on Thursday 27th Nov. All members are requested to attend as it hoped to finalize plans for a spring 2009 production. Subscriptions are now due for 2008/2009.


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.


Glasses Lost: Pair of glasses in a green case lost in Portumna. If found please hand in to the parish office.


Making Choices Training Group:

In conjunction with Na Calai CDP and DESSA are launching their “Speak  Up Portumna” Poetry Book in Portumna Library on Monday 24th Nov at 11.30am.


Portumna & District Active Retirement Assoc:

Are having their Christmas party in the Shannon Oaks hotel on Tuesday 9th Dec. Members who would like to attend please have your name in by Thursday 27th Nov. We meet every Thurs night in Portumna Retirement Village Social Room at 7.30pm.


VP Shields, Solicitors.

Previously located at Brendan Street have now relocated to a new premises at Abbey Street, Portumna. Office hours: Mon 9am-5pm, Tue to Fri 9am-2pm. Ph: 090-9759829. www.vpshields.ie


Church Gate Collection:

Portumna Christmas Events Committee are asking the people of Portumna to support our Church Gate collection on Sat 29th & Sun 30th Nov. We would also appeal to people interested in helping the Committee deliver Christmas cheer to attend our meeting in the Shannon Oaks hotel on Thurs 27th Nov at 9.15pm.



Naionra and Montessori opening January 2009 at Lios Na Si, Bridge Rd, Portumna. Purpose built Montessori and Irish speaking pre-school catering for children 2 and a half yrs to 5yrs. Small classes, limited availability for Jan 2009. Phone Marie Murray 087-8931199 for more details.

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