Newsletter – Sunday 24th April 2011

Domhnach Cásca
Easter Sunday

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sunday 24th 10am: Easter Sunday
Tuesday 26th 7pm: Annie & Patrick Dolan, Clonark
Wednesday 27th 7pm: Michael John McManus, Drumpark and deceased family members
Saturday 30th 2.30pm: Marraige of Arlene Naughton and Paul O’Neill
Saturday 30th 8pm: Tim Duignan, Doohan and Dublin
Sunday 1st May 10am: Tommy Lennon, Ardkeenan and his parents Kate & Tom

Clonown Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sunday 24th 11am: Easter Sunday – John & Ellen Shine, Buggane
Sunday 1st May 11am: Mike & Frank Gavin

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 28th April at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Drum/Clonown Community Games
Thanks for supporting our church gate collection this Easter weekend. Gymnastics training starting shortly – all interested should contact Sheila Ward on 086-8747605.

Scrap Metal Collection
Clann na nGael GAA club will collect for free the following scrap metal: crashed cars, all household metals, loose scrap and batteries. Collection days will be on Saturdays. Contact Ollie on 087-2988132 or Pádraig 087-1699687.

Easter Envelopes
Are available at the back of the church for anyone who may not have received them.

Fancy Dress Cycle
A Fancy Dress Cycle through the town of Athlone will take place on Sunday 1st May 2011 at 2pm to raise money for a new Sensory Unity for children with Autism at Summerhill Primary School. It is organised by Athlone Chernobyl Aid Project. If you are interested in participating call DB Cycles on 090-6492280 or Martin Reilly on 086-2450605.

Cross River Anglers
Senior Fishing Competition on Saturday 30th April, starting at The Mill at 2pm.

‘Dear Frankie’
Dear Frankie, a play that tells the life story of Raidió Éireann agony aunt Frankie Byrne, will be performed in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm. It’s a real trip down memory lane! Further details on

Thank You
The Parish wish to acknowledge with grateful thanks and appreciation an anonymous donation of €3,000 to the Church Maintenance Fund.

Open Evening in Clonown N.S.
Wednesday 4th May from 7-8pm. All welcome.

One Day Retreat to Lough Derg
On Saturday 28th May 2011. Bus will leave St. Peter’s Square at 6am. Total cost €55. Please contact the Parish Office at 090-6492171 to book a place before 20th May.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer?
Are you married for five years or more? Are you interested in supporting couples preparing for Marriage? Would you like to train as a Marriage Facilitator helping to run Marriage Preparation Courses? If so, please contact Accord at 090-6475491 or email


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