21 December 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 21 December 2008 – 4th Sunday in Advent(Year B)


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 20th December   @   11am   -   (A) John O’Neill
Saturday 20th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Pat Joe Dillon
Sunday 21st December   @   11am   -   (A) Patrick Garvey
Monday 22nd December   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Monday 22nd December   @   8pm   -   Confessions
Tuesday 23rd December   @   8:30am   -   Pat Joe & Thomas Spain P.I.
Wednesday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve)   @   7pm   -   (A) Patrick, Peggy & Mary Diver
Wednesday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve)   @   10pm   -   (A) Patrick Conroy & John McMahon
Thursday 25th Dec (Christmas Day)   @   11am   -   (A)Tady & Margaret Duggan
Friday 26th Dec (St. Stephen’s Day)   @   10am   -   (A) Margaret Horan
Saturday 27th December   @   11am   -   (A) Jimmie Nevin
Saturday 27th December   @   8pm   -   (A) Mathew,Martin & Maria Moran (MM) Helen Egan
Sunday 28th December   @   11am   -   (A) Des & Aileen Murphy



Wed 24th & Thurs 25th 
 7pm: School Children
 10pm: Pierce Joyce
11am: Emma Burke



Sat 27th Dec & Sun 28th
8pm: Kathleen Hughes
11am: Rita Murray


Eucharistic Ministers:

Wed/Thurs 24th -25th Dec
7pm: Catherine Dillon, Mary Connors, Claire Martin.
10pm: Ambrose Mannion,Yvonne Finlay,John Dillon.
11am: Elizabeth Ryan, Kathleen O’Hare,Nora Flannagan.


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat & Sun 27th -28th Dec
8pm: 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:

Wed & Thurs 24th – 25th Dec.
7pm: (1) B.Sullivan,C.Hackett,K.O’Neill,M.Sullivan.
10pm: (5) D.Farrell,B.Muldoon,T.McCrory.
11am: (6) C.Walsh,E.Walsh,C.O’Brien,J.McDonagh,L.McDonagh.

Altar Servers:

Sat & Sun 27th – 28th Dec.
8pm: (1) B.Sullivan, C.Hackett, K.O’Neill,M.O’Sullivan.
11am: (4) T.Harte,K.Gibbons,L.Houlihan,B.Doyle.


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 21st December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Patrick & Margaret McGann
Thursday 25th December   @   9pm   -    
Sunday 28th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tom Duggan

Reader: Paul Royston.


Church of The Ascension Gortanumera

Thursday 25th December   @   10am   -    

Reader: John Connors


Priests Christmas Collection:

Thanks to all who contributed.


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.


Choir Practice in Boula Church:

On Tuesday 23rd Dec at 8pm.


Triduum Mass:

On the 29th 30th & 31st Dec at 10am in St.Bridget’s Church.


Fr Lawless & Fr Abe Kennedy would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a Peaceful new year.

Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

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 this Sun 21st Dec. Mass at 2.30pm. Music by Pat Conlon after 4pm dinner. Contribution would be appreciated. Box at door.


“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.


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.


St.Stephen’s Day Walk:

Just to remind everyone about the walk again this year. It starts at 2pm from the Castle gates. All money raised will cover expenses associated with Pony Riding for service users attending St. Dympna’s Adult Day Services, Shannon Rd. All welcome and bring your friends.

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