Newsletter – Sunday 19th December 2010

An Ceathrú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 18th 8pm: Michael Harney, Crannagh
Sunday 19th 10am: Thomas & Elizabeth Lennon, Creggane
Tuesday 21st 7pm: Tom Duignan, Clonellan
Wednesday 22nd 7pm: Tomás Naughton, Clonark (Months mind)
Thursday 23rd 7pm: Eileen Murray, Crannagh
Friday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass
Saturday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass
Saturday 25th 12pm: Christmas Day Mass
Sunday 26th 10am: St. Stephen’s Day – John O’Neill, Clonellan
Sunday 26th 12pm: St. Stephen’s Day – Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 19th 11am: Margaret Shine, Drumlosh
Friday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass
Saturday 25th 11am: Christmas Day Mass
Sunday 26th 11am: St. Stephen’s Day – John Dunning and Michael & Delia Dunning, The Park

Rest in Peace
Gerry Holohan, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway and formerly of Kilmacoo, Athlone (brother of Marilyn Gannon, Lisdillure)
Patrick J. Leavy, England (father of Joan Hughes, Southill, Drum Road)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Ardkeenan School Concert
On Wednesday 22nd December at 6.30pm in Drum Parish Hall.

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

Christmas Envelopes & Parish Calendars
Will be distributed during the week by your local area distributor/collector. Sincere thanks to all the area distributors for their help throughout the year.

Penitential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas on Monday 20th December at 8pm in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church. A number of priests will be available for confession. Please make a special effort to attend.

Prayer Around The Crib
Will take place in the Friary Hall on Tuesday 21st December beginning with the Rosary at 8.15pm. All welcome.

Goal Mile
The annual Athlone Goal Mile will be held at Athlone GAA Club on Christmas Day. Bring your runners/shoes/slippers from 11.15am until 12.45pm. Run it, walk it or crawl it and donate to a very worthy cause. You’ll also receive your certificate of completion and official time.

Remembrance Tree
Organised by the Rotary Club with donations going to Athlone Hospice and The Samaritans. Remember deceased loved ones by attaching a ribbon with their name to the tree with an Ecumenical Service on front of the Civic Centre on Christmas Eve.

Fifty years of St. Aloysius College
We would like to make all past pupils and friends of the school aware of our Jubilee celebrations in 2011. A series of celebratory events to take place throughout the year. We urgently require photographs and memorabilia, particularly from the early years and request your help. All interested check out or e-mail or phone 090-6492030. Borrowed material shall be returned.

Drum Bingo
Drum Parish Bingo committee hope to resume bingo on Friday 7th January 2011, and wish to thank all who supported the bingo during 2010.

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


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