04 January 2009

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 04 January 2009 – 2nd Sunday after Christmas


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 5th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Padraic Kelly
Tuesday 6th January   @   11am   -   (A) Thomas & Thresa McKenna
Wednesday 7th January   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Thursday 8th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Patrick & Mary Crosby
Friday 9th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) William Walsh
Saturday 10th January   @   11am   -   (A) Michael & Kathleen Flaherty
Saturday 10th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Billy & Kathleen Kinagan
Sunday 11th January   @   11am   -   (A) Brendan Hynes (A) Vera Duane
(A) Joseph O’Meara & 6 Swiss Friends



Sat 10th – Sun 11th Jan
8pm: Mairead O’Neill


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat 10th – Sun 11th Jan
8pm: Mary Connors, Ann Callanan,Roseleen O’Rourke.
11am: Maura Scott, 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 10th – Sun 11th Jan
8pm: (3) S.Rooney,D.Hanley,D.Lynch,D.Geraghty.
11am: (6) C.Walsh,E.Walsh,C.O’Brien,J.McDonagh,L.McDonagh



1 Sam 3:3-10, 19. Ps 39. 1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20. Jn 1:35-42.


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 4th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Eddie Moloney & Mary Ann Cormican (A) Michael Quinn (Graigakilleen)
Sunday 11th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Paddy & Theresa Muldoon (A) Mary O’Rourke

Reader: Mary Rourke

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.


Baptism Program:

On Tuesday 13th Jan at 8.30pm in the Day Care Centre, Portumna. Castle Avenue.

Please contact the Parish Office at 090-9741092.


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


First Friday Calls- Please Note:

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


Blessing of St. Dominic’s Well, Esker:

This will take place after a special mass at 11am on Monday 5th Jan. The mass will be offered to ask God’s blessing on the land, the stock, the farm implements and the homes of all our people. The well will be blessed and the water from it may be taken home to sprinkle on the land, Stock and the people. The blessing will be repeated on Tuesday 6th Jan after 11am mass.

All are welcome.


St. Paul’s Sunday Missal for 2009:

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


To Colette Cowan on her recent appointment as Director of Nursing in Nenagh General Hospital. We wish her every success.


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.


Portumna & District Active Retirement Assoc:

Meeting in Retirement Village social room on Thursday 8th Jan at 8pm. New members always welcome.


Traditional Music Classes:

Resume in Acorn to Oak Creche on Monday 10th Jan at 6.30pm. All instruments. Competition and exam preparation. Fee (on enrollment ) €80 for 10 lessons. The classes continue to the end of the primary school year, with the usual school breaks. For further information contact Marian at 085-2737695.

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