07 December 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 07 December 2008 – 2nd Sunday in Advent(Year B)


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 8th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Billy Donohue
Tuesday 9th December   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 10th December   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 11th December   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Johnny & Kate Madden
Friday 12th December   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Thomas & Annie May Mitchell
Saturday 13th December   @   11am   -   P.I.
Saturday13th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Paddy Regan (A) Alban Cousar
Sunday 14th December   @   11am   -   (A) Joseph & Kathleen & Gerry Ryan (A) Pat Connors



Sat/Sun 12th – 13th Dec
 8pm  (V) Sean O’Dwyer
 11am: Mary Dillon.


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 12th – 13th Dec

8pm (V) Pierce Joyce,Agnes Walsh,Claire Martin.

11am: Brendan Murray, Brendan Mitchell.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 12th – 13th Dec

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



Sincere sympathy to the families of

Mrs.Egan, Woodpark.

Mrs. Mary Hackett, Bridge Rd.

Mrs. Bridie Darcy, Terryglass.

Joe Madden, New York.

Josephine Keane, Stoneyisland.

Martin Mullins.

May they rest in peace 


Baptism Program:

Tuesday 9th Dec in the Day Care Centre, Castle Ave, Portumna at 8.30pm.

Contact the Parish office 090 9741092.


Parish Christmas Cards:

Are now available from the parish office.

They are an ideal gift to send to your family and friends.


Offertory Collection:

Total: €1624


Memorial Mass for the Late Joe Madden (Attygara):

In St.Bridget’s Church on Sunday 14th Dec at 2pm.


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 St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 7th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Jack & Ita Madden (Gortray)
Sunday 14th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Daniel & Mary & Mary Ellen Canniffe


Reader: Aoife Royston

Town Hall:

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


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.


Portumna Country Markets:

Bumper Christmas Markets in the Town Hall on Friday 12th & 19th Dec from 8.30 am to 12.30pm.


Loughrea Choral Society:

Presents “Oliver” the musical in the Temperance hall, Loughrea. Sat 6th Dec Matinee at 3pm. Sun 7th Dec Matinee at 3pm. Mon 8th Tue 9th Wed 10th Thurs 11th Sat 13th Sun 14th at 8.30pm.


Missing: Golden Retriever/Labrador 10 months old in the Killlimor area. Phone 086-8784269.


“Home in Time for Christmas”

Renowned Galway Singer Song Writer Don Stiffe has teamed up with internationally acclaimed accordion player Sharon Shannon to support the  fight against Heart Disease by recording  a heart-warming Christmas single to raise funds for local Heart Charity Croi. If you would like to purchase a CD  and help support this cause please contact Bernie at 087-6428310 or the Parish Office 090-9741092. An ideal Christmas Gift. Price €4.99.



To the Portumna Hurlers on winning the Senior League final against Beagh last Sunday in Ballinasloe.

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