Newsletter – Sunday 14th December 2008

Third Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 13th 8pm: Anna-May Bruce
Sunday 14th 10am: Mary Glynn, Crannaghmore
Tuesday 16th 7.30pm: Penitential Rite in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
Wednesday 17th 7pm: Tommy & Kathleen Lennon, Clonbulia
Thursday 18th 7pm: Annie & Brian Dolan, Lisdillure
Friday 19th 7pm: Mary, P.J. & Lar Watson, Taduff
Saturday 20th 12 noon: Jim Nugent, Summerhill (Month’s mind)
Saturday 20th 8pm: Michael Harney, Cannagh
Sunday 21st 10am: Thomas & Elizabeth Lennon, Creggane

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 14th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine
Sunday 21st 11am: Johnny Shine, Curnaboll

Rest In Peace
Mike Dolan, Rockfield, Drum
May they rest in peace

Drum Senior Citizens Christmas Party
On Sunday 14th December in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland. Beginning with Mass at 5pm. All senior members of the Drum area are invited.

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church Maintenance Fund – Night Out
In the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Monday 15th December at 9pm. Christmas Carols with Ss. Peter & Paul’s Folk Group, Liz Fletcher, Ailish McCormack, Leah Fletcher. Dancing to Brian Sullivan & Aidan Higgins Disco. Admission €5. Raffles and spot prizes! Please support.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Church Gate Collection in Drum on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December at Drum Church.

Penitential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas will be held on Tuesday 16th December at 7.30pm. A number of priests will be available for confessions.

Christmas Envelopes & Parish Calendars
Will be distributed next week by your local area distributor/collector. The parish wish to thank most sincerely all the area distributors for their help throughout the year and wish you & your families a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Christmas Fair in Cornafulla N.S.
The pupils and staff of Cornafulla N.S. will host their AnnualChristmas Fair in the school on Friday 19th December. The event is ahighlight of the school year and as in previous years the support ofparents and friends and the local community would be much appreciated.The charities to benefit this year will be Drum Community Care, St.Vincent de Paul, Sr. Lena Harney and Sr. Helena McEvilly.

Drum Christmas Bingo
The annual Drum Christmas Bingo will be held on Friday 19th of December. Along with all the usual cash prizes, we’ll be giving away almost €500 in extra cash prizes. With over 60 chances to win on the night and prizes from €20 to €650, there’s plenty of chances to win. And of course we’ll also have the monster raffle with two luxurious hampers worth over €100 each, along with other prizes to be won. Doors open at 8pm, game starts at 8.30pm. It’s usually a busy night so come early to get your seat! Looking forward to seeing you then. Find out more on

Big Christmas Bingo
On Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st December in St. Mary’s Hall & Dean Crowe Theatre. €5,000 in prize money and Christmas spot prizes to be won over three weeks.

Passionfriut Theatre Presents
Karl Spain – Sunday 14th December at 8.30pm
Tony Callanan (ex. Stockton’s Wing) – Friday 19th December at 8.30pm
Enquiries to 086-3338457

Christmas Pantomine
Dean Crowe Theatre presents “Mother Goose” Christmas pantomine on Thursdat 1st, Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd January 2009. For bookings call 090-6492129.

Carol Service
Athlone Methodist Church, Northgate Street warmly invite you to come along and participate in the Carol Service on Thursday 18th December at 7.30pm. The collection will be in aid of St. Hilda’s Services, Athlone.

Christmas Concert
In St. Mary’s Church, Athlon on Sunday 21st December at 8pm. Presented by Athlone Choral Society with special guests. Proceeds go to help Athlone Branch of St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets €10 with concessions €8 available from St. Mary’s presbytery.

Samaritans Fundraiser
Volunteers are needed for bag-packing in Tesco, Golden Island on Tuesday 23rd December from 10am-10pm. Could you or a member of your family help for one hour? Contact Deirdre on 086-8576920 or turn up on the day.

Garda Drop-In Station
In Monksland Community Centre every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm.

The Cornafulla exchange has now been upgraded to be broadband enabled so many people in the Drum area should now be able to get connected to broadband through their phone line.


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