Newsletter – Sunday 24th August

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Bernie Kelly & deceased family members
Sunday 24th 10m: Patrick & Bridget Connaughton, Clonark
Wednesday 27th 7pm: Patrick Kenny, Clonbulia
Friday 29th 7pm: John O’Reilly, Johnstown & Monkfield
Saturday 30th 8pm: James Lennon
Sunday 31st 10am: Maura Henry, Mountflorence

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 24th 11am: Tim Laurence & Mary Geoghegan, Pigeonfield
Sunday 31st 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla

Welcome to new curate Fr. John Coughlan. A native of Ballygawley, Co Sligo, Fr. John was ordained by Bishop Jones in June and will be resident in the Presbytery, Deerpark Road. Fr John will be in charge of Clonown, Parnell Square, Deerpark Road, The Park and Canal Walk. We wish Fr. John every blessing for a fruitful ministry in this, his first parish.

Lourdes Pilgrimage
Safe journey to all those travelling with the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this week. Those not travelling can be part of the pilgrimage by tuning in to Shannonside Radio this Sunday morning (31st August) at 10am for Live Mass from Lourdes, celebrated by Bishop Christopher Jones with the pilgrims of the Diocese. There are also more details of the pilgrimage and live webcams from Lourdes available through the Drum website

Heritage Week Film Show
about Curraghaleen Hedge School will be shown in Drum Heritage Centre on Tuesday 26th August at 8.30pm. All welcome. More details on

Rehab Church Gate Collection
Will take place at Drum & Clonown churches on Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st August. Your support would be appreciated.

National School Re-opening Dates
Thursday 28th August for Cornafulla N.S.
Monday 1st September for Clonown, St. Joseph’s (Summerhill), Adrkeenan, St. Paul’s, St. Peter’s & Dean Kelly.

Soccer Club Registraion Days
For Bealnamulla Athlone Town Ladies/Girls on Monday 25th August from 5-8pm in Cushla Park, Monksland. New players welcome, from 6yrs upwards.
For St. Joseph’s Schoolboys on Saturday 30th August from 11am-1pm in Cushla Park, Monksland. New players and all ages are welcome.


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