Newsletter – Sunday 9th September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 8th 8pm: Tony Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 9th 10am: Deceased of the Parish (Mass will be held in the cemetery, weather permitting)
Monday 10th 7pm: Mass for the Sick followed by Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday 11th 7pm: James & Frank Duffy, Clonark
Wednesday 12th 7pm: Pat Lennon, Clonbulia
Thursday 13th 7pm: Adrian, Denis & Mary Dolan, Curraghaleen
Friday 14th 7pm: Christy & Attracta Bigley, Summerhill
Saturday 15th 8pm: Michael & Iris Carr and their daughter Elaine Steward
Sunday 16th 10am: Patrick & Teresa Murray, Culfatha

Drum Collection
Sunday 2nd September: €940.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla
Sunday 16th 11am: Paddy Geoghegan

Clonown Collections
Sunday 2nd September: €138.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €157.00.

Rest in Peace
Pat Kilroy, Clonbulia
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Hannah Antoinette Duignan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Jonathan Lennon and Deirdre Bannon on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Drum Art Group
Will be recommencing on Monday 10th September at the usual time of 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome. For further information contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. Contact Michael 090-6494425 Monday-Friday 6-10pm.

Athlone Half Marathon
Starting at St. Aloysius’ College on Saturday 15th September at 11am. The route will follow Clonown Road, Creggane Road, R446 (old N6 Galway Road) and Coologorrif Road to finish back at St. Aloysius College. There will be some traffic restrictions between 11am-2pm. Further details see

Indoor Market
Calling all bargain hunters near and far! An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 29th September 11am-6pm. Racks packed with pre-loved delights and fabulous new creations from local people. Fun things for the kids and tasty treats for the young and old. Bring the family for a fun day out and bag yourself a great bargain. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

County Roscommon Primary Health Programme for the Traveller Community
An information morning will be held in Roscommon LEADER Partnership Offices, Roscommon Business Park on Monday 10th September at 10am.

Samaritans – Volunteers
Have you 3 hours per week to spare? Athlone Midlands Samaritans are holding an information evening for prospective new volunteers in Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday 11th September. For further information contact

Parkinson’s Association
A local branch of the Parkinson’s Association has been set up in County Roscommon to provide information and support for Parkinson’s patients, their families, friends and carers. The first open meeting of the association takes place on Wednesday 12th September in Hannon’s Hotel, Athlone Road, Roscommon at 7.30pm. Guest speaker will be the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse for the West of Ireland, Patrick Browne. All are welcome or for more information contact Anita on 087-6239139.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 6437125 to arrange a date. This is a lovely tradition which has been passed down through generations in our parish but would seem to be in decline in recent times. Perhaps you would consider hosting the station mass for your area to ensure the tradition continues for another generation.

Parish Novena
As part of the Jubilee Celebrations for Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, the Parish will be hosting a Novena from Monday 22nd to Tuesday 30th October in the 3 churches of the parish. It will be conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers. A more detailed programme will be published later.

Mark Rohan Paralympics Homecoming
Congratulations to Mark Rohan from Ballinahown who won two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics. A homecoming for both Mark Rohan and Damien Shaw, also from Westmeath, is being organised for Tuesday 11th at 7pm in Ballinahown with entertainment and a parade through the village.


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