Newsletter – Sunday 4th October 2009

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Ned McManus, Rooskey
Sunday 4th 10am: Theresa Murray, Culfada
Friday 9th 7pm: Bridget & Tommy Murray, Clonellan
Friday 9th 8pm: Mountflorence Station Mass in the home of Emer & Luke Timlin
Saturday 10th 11am: Clonbulia Station Mass in the home of Mary & Ray O’Brien
Saturday 10th 8pm: Kate, Michael & Kieran Dunning, Drumlosh
Sunday 11th 10am: Mary Ann & Tommy Lennon, Meehambee

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 4th 11am: John & Nancy Ward, Curnaboll
Sunday 11th 11am: Mass

Drum I.C.A.
Meeting on 6th October cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday, 13th October at 8.30 pm in Drum Community Centre.

Race Night
In aid of Clann na nGael Youth Development on Friday 9th October at 9pm in Athlone Springs Hotel. Sponsor a horse for €20. Money raised goes towards buses, summer camps, school coach etc. This promises to be a good social night, if you wish to sponsor a horse contact Joe Fallon 086-8443408, Alona Rock 087-6595709 or any club official. Please support.

Thank You
To all who supported the recent Roscommon/Mayo Hospice Coffee Morning in Drum Community Centre. It was a great success.

Thank You
Irish Epilepsy Association would like to thank most sincerely all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at Drum & Clonown. A total of €943 was raised.

Athlone Methodist Church Harvest Service
Sunday 4th Oct at 7.30 p.m. at Northgate St. Preacher will be Athlone Baptist Church Pastor Dominick Montgomery. Tea and fellowship after the Service and all welcome. Please come and bring a friend.

Marist College 125th Anniversary
The Marist College celebrates their 125th Anniversary on Saturday 17th October, with a special open day in the college. The College will be open from 11am. Concelebrated mass with Bishop Colm O’Reilly at 5.00 pm in the College Sports Hall. Reception and official Book launch following mass. Special Golf Competition in Athlone Golf club on Friday 16th October. All past pupils and friends are welcome. R.S.V.P by 9th October to College Office 090-6474491 or email

Charity Mock Wedding
Saturday 17th October in The Bounty, Athlone at 8pm. Witness the marriage of Tanya Cannon and Gerry Glynn in aid of Athlone Animal Welfare and the ISPCA. Great food, music, comedy act, prizes and lots of craic. Tickets only €20. Contact Kelley 087-9012155.

Eucharistic Adoration
Consider committing to an Hour of Eucharistic Adoration per week, at Liturgical Centre, Castle Street. Times needed: Fridays: 2pm, 6pm; Saturdays: 9am, 4pm. 5pm. If interested, contact Sr Sonia 090-6498755.

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. 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

Volunteers Needed
Fr. Ray is looking for you to becomeinvolved in our 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.


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