Newsletter – Sunday 20th December 2009

An Ceathrú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 19th 8pm: Roseanne McManus
Sunday 20th 10am: Thomas & Elizabeth Lennon, Creggane
Monday 21st 6.30pm: Ardkeenan N.S. concert in Drum Parish Hall
Tuesday 22nd 7pm: Tom Duignan, Clonellan
Thursday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass
Friday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass
Friday 25th 12pm: Christmas Day Mass
Saturday 26th 8pm: St. Stephen’s Day: Patrick & Bridget Connaughton & deceased family members
Sunday 27th 10am: Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 20th 11am: Johnny Shine, Curnaboll
Thursday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass
Friday 25th 11am: Christmas Day Mass
Sunday 27th 11am: John Dunning, The Park (1st anniversary)

Rest in Peace
Colman Flaherty, late of An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway who died in California (brother of Sarah Seery, Taylorstown)
May he rest in peace

Wedding Bells
Edel Ward & Shane McCarron
Sandra Dooley & Damien Gannon
May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Sincere Thanks
To Drum Community Care for the wonderful evening the organised for our Senior Citizens. Their hard work and dedication is much appreciated.

Christmas Envelopes & Parish Calendars
Will be distributed next week by your local area distributor/collector. Calendars are also available at the back of the church – please take one home.

Big Christmas Bingo
Joint parish big Christmas bingo takes place on Sunday 20th December in Deane Crowe Theatre and St. Maty’s Hall starting at 8pm sharp. Over €5,000 in prize money. €1,000 jackpot must be won. €1,000 jackpot must be won. Christmas spot prizes on the night.

Penitential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas on Monday 21st December at 7.30pm. A number of priests will be available for confession. Please make a special effort to attend.

Carol Service
You are warmly invited to Athlone Methodist Church, Northgate Street on Tuesday 22nd December at 8pm. Music by St. Peter’s Folk Group. The collection will be in aid of St. Hilda’s Services.

Athlone Flood Relief Centre
Volunteers are still needed to help sort out the donations in the warehouse at Athlone Town Centre. Please call in if you can volunteer.

Beannachtaí na Nollag
Nollag shona do mhuintir an phobail seo uilig, sa bhaile agus ar fud an domhan.
The Priests of the parish wish you and your families every blessing for Christmas and the new year.


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