25 January 2009

Portumna Parish Announcements Sun 25 January 2009 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Masses: St. Brigid’s Church

Saturday 24th January   @   11am   -   (A) Elizabeth O'Hara (A) Frank & Christina Abberton
Saturday 24th January   @   8pm   -   (A) Tom Keane
Sunday 25th January   @   11am   -   (A) Gus Hanney
Monday 26th January   @   8:30am   -    
Tuesday 27th January   @   8:30am   -   (A) Bridget Casey
Wednesday 28th January   @   8:30am   -    
Thursday 29thJanuary   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Paddy & Annie Broderick, John Chllo
Friday 30th January   @   7:30pm   -   (A) Joseph & Bridget O'Meara, P.I.
Saturday 31st January   @   11am   -   (A) Jim Conlon
Saturday 31st January   @   8pm   -   (A) Michael & Matilda Fahy
Sunday 1st February   @   11am   -   (A) Michael & Christina Loughnane (A) James Muldoon



Sat/Sun 31st Jan – 1st Feb
8pm: Daithi Frawley
11am: Brendan Murray


Eucharistic Ministers:

Sat/Sun 31st Jan – 1st Feb
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:

Sat/Sun 31st Jan – 1st Feb
8pm: (3) S. Rooney, D. Hanley, D. Lynch, D. Geraghty.
11am: (6) C. Walsh, E. Walsh, C. O'Brien, J. McDonagh, L. McDonagh.



Deut 18:15-20. Ps 94. 1 Cor 7:32-35.


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


Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Boula

Sunday 1st February   @   9:30am   -   (A) Vincent O'Meara

Reader: Patrick Donoghue.


Offertory Collection:

Total €1,721.


Sincere sympathy to John Duggan and family, Fairyhill on the death of his brother Patrick Duggan, Kildare who died during the week. To Mary O'Rourke, Gortanumera on the death of her brother Kieran McNamara, England who died during the week.

May they rest in peace.

Cura Collection:

Will be taken up this weekend of the 24th & 25th Jan.

Cura does great work in responding to crises pregnancy.


Annual PRO-Life Collection:

On Sat / Sun 31st Jan & 1st Feb. Please Support.


St. Paul’s Sunday Missal for 2009:

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


You cant change the past,

But you can ruin the present

By worrying over the future.

Portumna Camogie Club:

Are hosting their AGM on Wednesday 28th Jan at 8pm in O'Meara's, Portumna. All are welcome.


Country Market:

Reopens on Friday 30th Jan. New season marmalade and the usual array of delectable delights.


Portumna Golf:

Golf Lessons will commence for adult and juniors on Saturday 31st Jan from 10am - duration 6 weeks - price €90 for adults and €30 for juniors. Contact Jim Hynes 087 6411711.


Spring Art Classes:

Sketching, art & crafts for children from 2pm to 3:30pm & 5pm. Pencil sketching for adults at 11am in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha starting on Sat 31st Jan for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 090-9747127 or 087-9151356. Early booking advisable.


"The Power of Positive Communications and Effective life skills course":

Introduction and enrolment night on Monday 2nd Feb in the Social Centre, Portumna Retirement Home at 7:30pm. For more information phone 086-3454205 or email magsdolan5@gmail.com


Remembrance Service:

For parents who have suffered bereavement through the death of their children, miscarriage or stillbirth on Monday 2nd Feb at 7:30pm in hospital chapel.


St. Dympna's Adult Day Service:

General assistant/Bus attendant vacancy on Local CE scheme. 19.5 hours per week. CE rates apply. To qualify for a position on a CE scheme one must satisfy the following criteria: (1) Be unemployed and in receipt of benefit for 12 months. (2) Be registered with FAS. (3) Be over 25 years. If interested and eligible, please apply to Fidelma Burke, Ability West, Blackrock House, Salthill. Tel: 087-6751415.

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