11 January 2009

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 11 January 2009 – The Baptism of The Lord


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

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
Monday 12th January   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 13th January   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 14th January   @   8:30am   -   P.I.
Thursday 15th January   @   7:30pm   -   P.I.
Friday 16th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) John O’Brien P.I.
Saturday 17th January   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy Madden (Attygara)
Saturday 17th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Tommy Leybourn (A) Willie Duggan
Sunday 18th January   @   11am   -   (A) Eddie & Mary Hackett



Sat/Sun 17th & 18th Jan
8pm: Emma Burke
11am: Siobhan Tuohy


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 17th & 18th Jan
8pm: Pierce Joyce,Agnes Walsh,Claire Martin.
11am: Brendan Murray, Brendan Mitchell, Michael Walsh.
Please Note: If you are unable to attend to your ministry, please take responsibility for providing a substitute.


Altar Servers:

Sat/Sun 17th & 18th Jan
8pm: (1) B.O’Sullivan,C.Hackett,K.O’Neill,M.O’Sullivan.
11am: (4) T.Harte,K.Gibbons,L.Houlihan,B.Doyle.



Jon 3:1-5, 10. Ps 24. 1 Cor 7:29-31. Mk 1:14-20.


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 11th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Paddy & Theresa Muldoon (A) Mary O’Rourke
Sunday 18th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tess Mannion

Reader: Francis Conway


Offertory Collection:

Total €1,725


Legion Of Mary :

Meeting on Tue 13th Jan in St.Brigid’s Church at 7pm.


Cura Collection:

Will be taken up on the weekend of the 24th & 25th Jan. Cura does great work in responding to crises pregnancy.


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.


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).


St. Paul’s Sunday Missal for 2009:

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


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.



Our parish could not function without the help of so many people. We are many in number but your commitment is second to none. Thanks to all who helped over the year. Numerous people helped in different ways and the Lord knows all about it. Some gave an outstanding contribution to the work of the Parish. To one and all the Parish is deeply indebted.


Four powerful little words:
Learn, Try, Stay, and Care.

Portumna Golf Club:

Is now open for membership in 2009. Beginners are most welcome and a full programme  of activity is now in place for the year. Visit www.portumnagolfclub.ie or contact Micheal in clubhouse at 090 9741059.


A.G.M Portumna G.A.A Club:

On Sunday 11th Jan at 3.30pm in the Shannon Oaks, Hotel. All are welcome.


St. Stephen’s day walk:

The staff and services users of St.Dympna’s Adult day services wish to thank everyone who supported the walk on St.Stephen’s day.


“Acorn to Oak”

Childcare, Portumna has places for 2 babies in the baby room. Phone Ann on 090-9759595. We wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

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