Newsletter – Sunday 20th September 2009

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 19th 8pm: Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Sunday 20th 10am: Dan & Lizzie Hynes, Drumlosh
Wednesday 23rd 6pm: Altar Servers training
Wednesday 23rd 7pm: Tim Finneran, Clonellan
Thursday 24th 7pm: Michael, Julie, Sr. Veronica and Patrick Lennon, Clonellan
Friday 25th 1.30pm: Wedding of Sharon Nicholson & Warren Samuels
Friday 25th 6pm: Gorrynagowna Station Mass in the home of Eileen & Jay Lennon
Saturday 26th 11am: Doohan Station Mass in the home of Mary & Michael Grenham
Saturday 26th 8pm: Charlie Lennon & the Lennon family, Belrea
Sunday 27th 10am: Molly McManus

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 20th 11am: Margaret (Maggie) & John Hynes, Oldtown
Sunday 27th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla

Sarah Catherine O’Driscoll

Altar Servers Training
Training for Altar Servers will take place in Drum Church on this Wednesday 23rd September from 6pm to 6.55pm.

Volunteers Needed
Fr. Ray is looking for you to become a Eucharistic Minister, Reader, Parish Council Member etc. Sign up now, do your part, there are plenty of other roles you can play in our Parish Community e.g. Altar Society, Basket Collector on Saturday/Sunday. You can nominate yourself or nominate someone else, but please ask them first. Thank you to all who are already doing their part in making this such a great parish community. Forms are available at the back of the Church or to download on or phone 090-6437125 or call to the Drum Parish Office (9.30 to 1.30 Monday to Friday). Thank you.

Monksland Area Mass
Will resume on Tuesday, 22nd September at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Drum Foróige
Will resume in Drum Parish Hall on Friday 25th September from 8-10pm. Ages 12-18 years from Drum parish area. Volunteers/Leaders needed.

Ceili & Barn Dancing Classes
In Drum Parish Hall every Thursday evening at 8pm. Everyone welcome to come along and join in the music, dance and exercise.

Children’s Art Classes
On Monday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm in Drum Community Centre with art teacher Anja Sammon. Suitable for children from first class to sixth class. All materials are provided and family concessions are available. Booking is required. Please ring Anja on 087-7815941 or 090-9678867 for more details.

Kettlebell Total Body Fitness Training
Workout classes in Drum Community Centre every Monday 7.30-8.30pm and Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm. Classes cost €8 per class or €20 for 3 classes when pre-booked. All levels of fitness welcome (male and female). Instructor: Martin Mulvihill 086-0868171.

Garda Drop-in Centre
Every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm in Monksland Community Centre. Gardaí are available to chat or discuss about local concerns in the area and to help with passport forms, driving licence, etc

Naíonra Réalta Geala
Pre-school through the medium of Irish re-opens in Drum Community Centre on September 8th 2009. Free pre-school places from January 2010 (5 mornings per week). For further information please contact Catherine 086-0641910 Or (090) 6437411 After 6pm.

Rural Community Transport
South Westmeath Rural Transport Association provides a return bus service from Drum/Clonown to Athlone every Friday. The service is operated by Willie Moore. This is a very important service and we encourage people to avail of it. The bus leaves Drum Church at 10am and through many areas including Ardkeenan, Cornafulla, Drumlosh and Clonown, arriving at Golden Island Shopping Centre at 11.05am. Bus leaves Golden Island at 1.30pm. View the full timetable on or on the notice board at the back of Drum Church.

Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church Maintenance Fund
Tickets on sale for two monster draws with prize fund of €200,000. Tickets €100 (€50 per draw) and are available from the Parish Office, Sacristy, Drum Parish Office and various people throughout the parish. Full details available on

Athlone Literary Festival
Takes place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September, featuring debate, prose, poetry, readings and workshops. Further details from 090-6498838 or visit

Passionfruit Theatre
Reopens with comedy play ‘Promises Promises’ by local playwright Margaret McKenna Mullan on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th at 8.30pm. Tickets €10. Nookings to 086-3338457.


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