Newsletter – Sunday 4th December 2011

An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Second Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Anna May Bruce
Sunday 4th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Tuesday 6th 7pm: Patrick & Bridget Connaughton, Clonark and deceased family members
Wednesday 7th 8pm: Johnny Harney, Crannagh
Thursday 8th 10am (Holy Day): Mrs. Catherine Keena, husband John & deceased family members
Friday 9th 7pm: Eddie Souza, Boston (Month’s Mind) (husband of Eileen McEvilly, Johnstown)
Saturday 10th 8pm: Kathleen Brennan, Clonark
Sunday 11th 10am: Mary Glynn, Crannagh

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 4th 11am: P.J. & Mossey Curley and deceased family members
Thursday 8th 11am: Church Holiday
Sunday 11th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine

Féile Mhuire gan Smál
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday 8th December is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil (Wednesday) 8pm, Thursday 10am.
-Clonown: Thursday 11am.
-Ss Peter & Paul’s Church: Vigil (Wednesday) 6.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm.

Anna Jane Phillips
Congratulations to her parents.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 11th December commencing at 2pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

St. Brigid’s Church, Drum

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour for Advent in St. Brigid’s Church, Drum on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

Advent Prayer Group
“Taking our hearts to the Lord” continuing on Tuesday 29th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre and again on Tuesday 6th December at 8pm.

Transition Year Musical
Students of St. Joseph’s College, Summerhill and St. Aloysius’ College, The Park present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December at 7.30pm in Summerhill. Tickets €10 or €5 for OAPs/children.

Slí an Chóiste Residents’ Association
Family day on on Sunday 11th December in Monksland Community Centre. Cake sale from 1pm with complimentary tea/coffee, followed by Kiddies Christmas Disco from 3pm. Contact Christian 086-8135394 with any queries.

Athlone Choral Society
Present a Concert of Christmas choral music in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Church Street, Athlone on Sunday 4th December at 6pm. Tickets €10 available from choir members and at the door on the night.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 8th December at 8pm in St. Anthony’s Friary, featuring Army Band, Baritone Derek Ryan and Anam. Tickets €10 and available at Musicworld, Golden Island and the Castle Gift Shop, The Square. The Samaritans are a totally voluntary organisation dedicated to befriending the anxious, lonely, the despairing and the suicidal or anyone who is troubled and just needs to talk to someone in complete confidence. They are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090.

Carol Service
In Athlone Methodist Church, Northgate Street on Thursday 8th December at 8pm. Carols and reading with special guest singers St. Peter’s Folk Group. We warmly invite you to come. The collection will be in aid of St. Hilda’s Services.

St. Vincent de Paul
Annual flag days take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December. Church gate collections take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December. Please give generously.

Dates for your Diary
Confirmation and First Holy Communion
St. Brigid’s Church, Drum
-Confirmation for Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 4pm
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Athlone
-Confirmation for St. Peter’s and Dean Kelly schools on Tuesday 22nd May at 11am
-Confirmation for Cloonakilla, Summerhill and Clonown schools on Wednesday 23rd May at 11am
-Communion for Summerhill N.S. on Saturday 5th May at 11am
-Communion for St. Peter’s and Dean Kelly schools on Saturday 12th May at 11am
-Communion for Cloonakilla N.S. on Sunday 20th May at 10.30am


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