14 December 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 14 December 2008 –3rd Sunday in Advent(Year B)


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 13th December   @   11am   -   P.I.
Saturday 13th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Paddy Regan (A) Alban Cousar
Sunday 14th December   @   11am   -   (A) Joseph & Kathleen & Gerry Ryan (A) Pat Connors
Monday 15th December   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 16th December   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Wednesday 17th December   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 18th December   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Michael Abberton (A) John T. Fahy & Family
Friday 19th December   @   7:30pm   -   (MM) Mary Morrissey P.I.
Saturday 20th December   @   11am   -   (A) John O’Neill
Saturday 20th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Pat Joe Dillon
Sunday 21st December   @   11am   -   (A) Patrick Garvey



Sat/Sun 20th – 21st Dec
 8pm  (V) Rachel O’Brien
 11am: Tony Mc Namara


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/ Sun 20th – 21st Dec

8pm (V) Elizabeth Ryan,Kathleen O’Hare,Nora Flannagan.

11am: Ambrose Mannion,Yvonne Finlay, John Dillon.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 20th – 21st Dec

8pm (V) Team (3) S.Rooney,D.Hanley, D.Lynch,D.Geraghty.
11am: Team (6) C.Walsh,E.Walsh,C.O’Brien, J.McDonagh, L.McDonagh.


Offertory Collection:

Total: €1648.


Parish Christmas Cards:

Are now available from the parish office.

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


Memorial Mass for the Late Joe Madden (Attygara)

In St.Bridget’s Church on Sunday 14th Dec at 2pm. Brother of Pearl Donoghue and Dolores Kelly.


Priests Christmas Collection:

Will be taken up at all masses next weekend.


Calvery Cemetery:

Tenders are invited to cut the grass and maintain Calvery Cemetery for the coming year.

Please submit tender to the parish office. 090-9741092.


Mass for Parents and Families who have died:

in St. Joseph’s Centre, Killimor on the 15th Dec at 8pm.

Please bring along a small candle (2”x 1”) with your loved one’s name on it.

After this mass they will  be kept lighting in Killimor church at mass times.


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 14th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Daniel & Mary & Mary Ellen Canniffe
Sunday 21st December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Patrick & Margaret McGann

Reader: Kathleen Canniffe.

Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal- Church Gate Collection:

On Sat and Sun the 20th & 21st Dec. All donations will be greatly appreciated.


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 Market:

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


“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.


Shannon Park Residents Assoc:

Received the Special Litter free Award in the Environmental Awards Scheme for 2008. Well done to all.


Christmas Day Swim:

In aid of 4 local causes. Ability West (Portumna) Portumna & District Lions Club. Portumna Camogie Club & Portumna Tidy Towns. Cards in Leisure Centre, Curley’s and Hayes pub or from members of these local groups. Swim takes place at the swimming area, Lough Derg just after 12noon. Please support.


Portumna Golf Club:

For junior golf details over the  Christmas period log on to Portumna.net and go to sports and clubs.


Town Hall:

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

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