Newsletter – Sunday 25th March 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: James Henry, Mount Florence
Sunday 25th 10am: Mary Ellen Whyte, Thomastown
Monday 26th 7pm: Greta Reynolds, Creggane
Tuesday 27th 7pm: Philomena Duignan, Ardkeenan
Thursday 29th 7pm: Thomas & Mary Ann Naughton, Doohan
Thursday 29th 8pm: Clonark Station Mass in the home of James Duffy
Friday 30th 8pm: Creggane Station Mass in the home of Thomas & Catherine Seery
Saturday 31st 10.30am: Clonellan Station Mass in the home of Tom & Sarah Duignan
Saturday 31st 8pm: Frank & Mary McManus, Ardnanure
Sunday 1st 10am: Joe Lennon, Ardkeenan

Drum Collection
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March: €1,800.00.
Thank you for your weekly contributions for the upkeep of the church.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: Deceased members of the Shine family, late of Cunny and Buggane
Sunday 1st 11am: Kieran & Annie Hynes, Curraghnaboll

Clonown Collections
Sunday 18th March: €146.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €223.00.

Mark Martin Macken
Eoin Aaron Butler
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to their parents

Lenten Prayer Groups
Continuing this week:
-Tuesday at 7.30pm in Drum Parish Hall (upstairs);
-Tuesday at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre.
Also, evening prayer incorporated in mass in Drum every Friday during Lent. For further information contact the Parish Office at 090-6492171 or Drum Parish Office 090-6437125.

Cookery Demonstration
Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor Frank Moynihan will hold a cookery demonstration in St. Aloysius’ College on Tuesday 27th March, commencing at 8pm sharp. Admission €10. Please come early and bring a friend.

Ionad Oidhreachta an Droma

Drum Heritage Group
All members requested to attend a very important meeting on Thursday 29th March at 8.30pm in the Visitor Centre.

Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna
Takes place in the Dean Crowe Theatre from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March, at 7pm daily. Matinee on Wednesday at 10.30am. Please come and support. Fáilte roimh cách.

Reminder: Charity Tax Relief forms
Please return your completed form for 2011 to the Parish Office as soon as possible. If you have mislaid the form or did not receive the relevant documentation, please contact the Parish Office at 090-6492171 or in Drum 090-6437125. Many thanks for the positive response so far.

Confirmation Programme
Will take place in Drum church on Saturday 31st March at 8pm.

Multiple Sclerosis Church Gate Collection
Will be held at Drum and Clonown churches on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April.

Athlone Sub Aqua Club Church Gate Collection
Will be held in Drum on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April. Please support.

Holy Week Chrism Mass
A special celebration in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm. During the mass, Bishop Christopher Jones will bless the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick. You are cordially invited to join with the Bishop and priests of the diocese for this special celebration. Light refreshments served afterwards in the Gillooly Hall.

Book Launch
Drum Heritage Group invite you to the launch of their book ‘Titanic’ on Friday 13th April at 8.30pim in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

Night at the Dogs
In aid of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church Restoration Fund on Saturday 28th April in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Sponsor a race: €300. Sponsor a dog: €50. Tickets: €20 each on sale now from the Sacristy, the Parish Office or any member of the committee. 1st prize €1,000; 2nd prize €500; five prizes of €100.

Cornafulla Old School Re-union
Re-union of Past Pupils of Cornafulla Old School will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 18th May at 8pm. All past pupils welcome.

Care to Drive
Volunteer transport programme run by the Irish Cancer Society. We recruit and train volunteers to drive patients to and from their hospital appointments. We are currently looking for people in the Athlone/Ballinasloe/Moate/Shannonbridge areas to drive patients to and from Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. The service is free to both the hospital and the patient with the Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. Volunteers are paid for all their fuel expenses. We are asking for volunteers to commit to driving 2 days a month (Mon-Fri). For more information call Gail on 01-2310566.


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