30 November 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 30 November 2008 –1st Sunday in Advent(Year B)


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 29th November   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy Burke
Saturday 29th November   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael/Sean & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 30th November   @   11am   -   (A) Pat Scully & Family
Monday 1st December   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 2nd December   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 3rd December   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 4th December   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Johnny & Kate Madden (A) Sean Butler
Friday 5th December   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Jack & Mary Donoghue
Saturday 6th December   @   11am   -   (A) Lorrie Solan
Saturday 6th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Charles & Bridie Hackett (MM) Elaine Coughlan
Sunday 7th December   @   11am   -   (A) Shauna Gillane (A) Coleman & Frank Gillane (A) Angela Claffey



Sat/Sun 6th – 7th Dec
 8pm  (V) Breda O’Connor


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 6th – 7th Dec

8pm (V) Mary Connors,Marie Horan

11am: RoseleenO’Rourke,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 6th – 7th Dec

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.


Offertory Collection:

Total: €1587


Parish Christmas Cards:

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


First Friday Calls:

Fr. Lawless will visit the sick and housebound on Thursday 4th Dec.


Town Station:

Shannon Park on 4th Dec 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


Church of the Ascension Gortanumera

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


Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 7th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Jack & Ita Madden (Gortray)

Reader: Mrs.P.Donoghue.

Stroke Support Group: Annual Christmas Party:

Will be held on the 18th Dec in Ballinasloe Health Centre from 7pm to 9pm. Light refreshments and festive goodies provided for Christmas meeting. All welcome.


Western Alzheimers Christmas Cards:

Please support the sale of our Christmas cards to raise funds for Western Alzheimers. For details of venues phone 091-565193.


Fahy Annual Bazaar:

In Fahy Hall this 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 GAA Senior League Final:

Portumna v Beagh in Ballinasloe on Sunday 30th Nov at 2pm. Please support. New field development plans to view on Wednesday 3rd Dec at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse. All Welcome.


Gortanumera Group Water Scheme: Reminder:

We remind subscribers to pay their second installment, €350 (per domestic connection) this time, to help defray the cost of the scheme. We need to have this money collected by 30th Nov. 2008 at the latest. By then, applicants will need to have paid €600 toward the cost of each domestic connection. The next installment will be needed from you in Jan. / Feb. 2009. Please make your crossed Cheque / P.O. payable to: “Gortanumera Group Water Scheme CO-OP Society Ltd” and post it, with your name & address to our Treasurer: Mr. Pat Treacy, Drumscar, Portumna, Co. Galway. We thank the vast majority  who have already paid.


Gortanumera Development Association: A.G.M:

The A.G.M will be held in Gortanumera N.S. at 8.30pmon Tuesday  2nd Dec. New members, regardless of gender, race, creed or colour are always welcome. As politicians once said, Gortanumera has “A lot done, more to do”. Help us do it.


Town Hall:

Town Hall is available for renting for parish activities, meetings and all community activities. Phone 087-6411711.


Portumna Castle Crafts & Garden:

Annual craft fair in the Shannon Oak’s hotel Portumna on this Sunday 30th Nov at 11am to 6pm. Admission free.


Senior Citizens Christmas Party:

In the Shannon Oak’s hotel on Sun 21st Dec. Mass at 2.30pm. Music by Pat Conlon after 4pm dinner. Contribution would be appreciated. Box at door.


Taughmaconnell Community Care Group:

Are holding a fund raising dance in Gullane’s hotel, Ballinasloe on Thurs 4th Dec. Music by Brendan Shine.


Hospice Sale:

In aid of Galway hospice on Fri 5th Dec in the community hall Eyrecourt at 7.30pm.

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