28 December 2008

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 28 December 2008 – The Holy Family


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 29th December   @   10am   -   (A) Archbishop Michael Courtney
Tuesday 30th December   @   10am   -   (A) Des/Aileen & Sheila Murphy
Wednesday 31st December   @   10am   -    
Thursday 1st January (New year’s Day)   @   11am   -   (A) Christine Morrissey
Friday 2nd January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Tom & Hannah Blake (A)John Biesty & Family
(A) Michael & Mary Cooney (MM) Josephine Keane
Saturday 3rd January   @   11am   -   (A) Joseph O’Meara & 6 Swiss Friends
Saturday 3rd January   @   8pm   -   (A) Bill & Eileen Tuohy
Sunday 4th January   @   11am   -   (A) Robbie Treacy (A) Vera Duane



Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Dec
8pm: Donal Burke
11am: Con Madden


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Dec
8pm: 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 3rd & Sun 4th Dec
8pm: (2) I.Coughlan,R.Blake,S.Goode,T.Doherty.
11am: (5) D.Farrell,B.Muldoon,T.McCrory.



Eccles (Sir) 24:1-2, 8-12. Ps 147. Eph 1:3-6, 15-18. Jn 1:1-18


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 28th December   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tom Duggan


Church of The Ascension Gortanumera

Sunday 4th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Eddie Moloney & Mary Ann Cormican (A) Michael Quinn (Graigakilleen)

Reader: John Joe Madden


Triduum Mass:

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


Padre Pio Mass:

Friday 2nd Jan at 7.30pm in St.Bridget’s Church.


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.


St. Paul’s Sunday Missal for 2009:

Is now available in the Parish Office. Price €7.50.


First Friday Calls- Please Note:

Fr.Lawless will visit the sick and housebound on the first Friday in February (6th).

A Word Of Thanks:

Fr. Lawless & Fr. Abe Kennnedy would like to wish you God’s  Blessing, peace and success for 2008 Many thanks for your support, help and kindness during the past year. Thanks to the Pastoral Council, Eucharistic ministers, Readers, Mass Servers, Choir, Altar Society, FAS workers and all individuals and organizations who contributed to the life of the parish and community.


Alleluia, Alleluia!
At various times in the past
and in various different ways,
god spoke to our ancestors
through the prophets;
but in our own time, the last days,
he has spoken to us through his son


Unveiling of the Joseph O’Meara & Swiss Friends Memorial Plaque:
On Sunday 11th January after 11am Mass.


Local Bus to Athlone:

On the first Friday of every month. Departs Portumna Square at 10.30am. Will stop en route. Departs Athlone at 4.30pm. Travel pass accepted. Return fares €5- u/18’s €3 and under 5’s free. To book Tel IRD: 090-9741867.


The Annual Mummers Festival:

Takes place in New Inn Leisure Centre on Saturday 3rd January 2009 at 7.30pm for Senior Groups, and on Sunday 4th January 2009 at 2.30pm for Junior Groups. A great festival of traditional entertainment is guaranteed in a comfortable and well heated venue.

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