18 January 2009

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 18 January 2009 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 17th January   @   11am   -   (A) Paddy Madden (Attygara)
Saturday 17th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Tommy Leybourn
Sunday 18th January   @   11am   -   (A) Eddie & Mary Hackett
Monday 19th January   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 20th January   @   8:30am   -    
Wednesday 21st January   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 22nd January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Sean Morrissey
Friday 23rd January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Laurence Lowry (MM) Matilda Biesty
Saturday 24th January   @   11am   -   (A) Elizabeth O’Hare
Saturday 24th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Tom Keane
Sunday 25th January   @   11am   -   (A) Gus Hanney



Sat/Sun 24th – 25th Jan
8pm: Pierce Joyce
11am: Emma O’Toole


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 24th -25th Jan
8pm: Elizbeth 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 24th – 25th Jan
8pm: (2) I.Coughlan,R.Blake,S.Goode,T.Doherty.
11am: (5) D.Farrell,B.Muldoon,T.McCrory.



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 18th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tess Mannion
Sunday 25th January   @   9:30am   -   (A) Tomas & Patrick Madden ( Sawnagh)

Reader: Liam Broder.


Offertory Collection:

Total €1,683.


Mrs. Nancy Cryans, England, sister-in-law of rs Eileen Leybourne, Marian Park.
Mrs. Dypmna McDonagh, Oakley mother of Gene McDonagh Oakley.

May they rest in peace.

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.


St. Paul’s Sunday Missal for 2009:

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


Cystic Fibrosis Church Gate Collection:

This weekend the 17th & 18th January.


The best vitamin for making friends is B1

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.


Portumna Juvenile A.G.M:

On Tuesday 20th January in the Club House, Portumna at 8.30pm. Membership will be taken up on the night. Children U/16 €20 and family €90. All welcome.


Madden Communications LTD:

Are a local business specializing in the rental of PA Equipment, Cordless Microphones and sound Amplification etc. Now taking bookings for cemetery masses. Proprietor: Noel Madden 090-9759533 or 087-7527761.


Organic Horticulture Course:

This 1 day per month course takes place over 10 months. The course begins in early February. It covers all aspects in practice and theory of organic growing. The course is sponsored by National Organic Network Skillnets. For more information on the course and to apply contact 090 9741689. or email angairdin1@gmail.com  see also www.angairdin.com. Introduction to Herbs Sat 24th & Sun 25th Jan this course takes place over two weekends.The first weekend in late January. Herbalist Joerg Mueller covers extensive material over the four days.Joerg combines theory and practice on the course. For information contact an Gairdin.


“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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