Newsletter – Sunday 24th November 2010

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Edward McManus, Nure and his parents John & Margaret
Sunday 25th 10am: John, Bridie & Pat Halligan, Collogorriff
Wednesday 27th 7pm: Fr. Denis Killian
Friday 29th 7pm: Nora & Michael McManus, Ardnanure
Saturday 30th 8pm: John & Margaret Caulfield, Doohan
Sunday 31st 10am: Kathleen & John Grenham

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 17th 11am: Tom Lennon
Sunday 24th 11am: P.J. Killian

Rest in Peace
Una Naughton, Clonark
Margaret Mulvey, Johnstown, Cornafulla
Baby Katie Watson, Summerhill (daughter of David & Areline)
Mary Glennon, Camcloon, Ballydangan
May they rest in peace

Drum Cementery Committee
Volunteers meeting on this Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Drum Parish Hall. New members/volunteers welcome.

Clann na nGael U-12 Ladies Training
Under 12 ladies indoor Gaelic Football training continues on Thursday nights from 8-9pm in Drum Community Centre. New members very welcome.

Roscommon/Athlone PTAA Dinner Dance
On Saturday 6th February in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. Dinner @ 9pm sharp. Music by Dean Lane & Graceland. Tickets €35 available from Colette 6437123 or Annette 6437115.

Clann na nGael Club Social
The Club Social will take place in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Friday 12th February at 7.30pm. Entertainment on the night will be provided by Brendan Shine and his band. Special Guest will be Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Tickets €25 are available from Tom Lennon (Gorry) 086-0673314, Eithne O’Neill 086-3305417, Sean Murray 087-9573759 or any committee member.

Monksland Community Hip Hop
Recommences on Tuesday 26th January from 6-7pm for 6-10 year olds and from 7-8pm for 10-18 year olds in Monksland Community Centre.

Support Group/Information Session
Meetings for Family Carers in Hannons Hotel Roscommon on Thursday 28th January at 8pm and in Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone on Friday 29th January at 2.30pm. Guest Speaker from the Department of Social & Family Affairs.

Passionfruit Theatre
Presents Albert Niland on Saturday 30th January at 8.30pm. Tickets: €15. Phone: 086-3338457.

Haiti Fundraising Night
In Athlone Area on Friday 29th January in aid of the people of Haiti. The idea is simple – every Hotel, Club, Bar & Restaurant in the area will be asked to make a collection at 11pm that night. All proceeds will be lodged to the Concern Haiti Account. For further details contact Padraig Donohue or Anthony Keane, Coosan on 086-8532235 or 086-2660051.

Drum Spring Stations
Will commence after Ash Wednesday on 17th February and finish on Saturday 27th March (the weekend before Holy Week). We appreciate all who have already contacted Drum Parish Office and would encourage those who have committed themselves to hosting the Station Mass in their home for their area to please contact us at 090-6437125. If the tradition has died out in your area, why not restart it by hosting it yourself! Contact the office for more details.

Secondary School Open Days & Enrolment
– St. Joseph’s College, Summerhill (girls): Thursday 28th January, 7-9pm. Enrolment by appointment. For further info. Contact Mr. Liam Nally, Principal, 090-6492383 or email:
– Marist College (boys): Monday 25th January at 7.30pm. Enrolment also on Saturday 30th January 10am-2pm. Assessment Test on Saturday 6th February 10am-12pm. Enquiries to the principal, Mr. Thomas Blaine, telephone 090-6474491 or email

CURA Cares
Unexpected pregnancy is hard to face. Cura seeks volunteers. If you are interested in crisis pregnancy counselling please come along to an information evening in Clonmacnois Room, St. Mary’s Presbytery on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm. For further information telephone 090-6474272 between 11am-1pm Monday & Wednesday and 6-7pm Monday to Friday or email


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