Newsletter – Sunday 24th February 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 9pm: Patrick & Kathleen O’Neill & deceased family members, Mount Hussey
Sunday 24th 10am: Johnny Naughton, Clonellan
Tueeday 26th 7pm: Eamon McManus, Rooskey
Wednesday 27th 7pm: Hubert Macken parents William & Ellen, Lisdillure
Thursday 28th 7pm: Bridget Donoghue & Johnny Seery, Taylorstown
Friday 1st 7pm: Mary Ann & John Henry, Johnstown
Friday 1st 8pm: Clonark Station Mass in the home of Gerry & Jean Pettit
Saturday 2nd 10.30am: Margaret Collins, Rooskey (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 2nd 8pm: Margaret Macken, Creggane
Sunday 3rd 10am: Thomas & Mary Ann Harney, Doohan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 24th 11am: Deceased members of the Shine family, Curraghnaboll
Friday 1st 8pm: Johnny Flynn (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 3rd 11am: Martin & Bridie Shine, Drumlosh

Patrick Kieran Kelly
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

Rest In Peace
Tony Coyle, Ennis (brother of Seán Coyle, Ardkeenan)
Anne Ganly (née Dolan), 1 Orwell Grove, Baylough
Winifred Harrington (née Harney), Culfatha, Taughmaconnell
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Progressive 25 Card Game
In aid of Sr. Helena McEvilly’s Nigerian Mission Fund will be held in the Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown on Monday 25th February @ 9pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Ardkeenan N.S. Open Evening
Enrolment and open evening in Ardkeenan National School on Wednesday 27th February from 6.30-8pm. Anyone wishing to enrol a child for September 2013 are welcome to attend or contact the Principal on 090-6437244.

Cornafulla N.S. Open Night
Enrolment and open night in Monsignor McCarthy national school, Cornafulla on Tuesday 26th February from 6-7.30pm or contact the school any day between 9.30am–3pm on 090-6437177.

Drum Clonown Community Games
Swimming on Friday 1st march in Athlone Sports Centre at 6.15pm. Registration €2 per child at 5.45pm. All competitors are to be pool side at 6.10pm.

Drum Art Group
Exhibition in ‘Crumbles and Creams’ coffee shop, Ballinasloe. Over 30 paintings on display at affordable prices. Please support.

Parenting Talk
The Challenges and the Rewards of Parenting – talk by John Lonergan, retired Governor of Mountjoy Prison, on Tuesday 26th February 2013 at 8pm in Taughmaconnell Community Centre. Admission €8.

Lecture about Fallon Clan
The launch of the Fallon Clan Gathering and lecture by local historian William Gacquin on Wednesday 20th February at 8.30pm in Dysart Hall. Admission €5.

Community Employment Vacancies
St. Peter’s Parish Community Employment Project have 2 vacancies which will be based with Monksland Tidy Towns Group. To apply, contact your the local FÁS office quoting reference number ES741488 before 1st March 2013.

Joint Parish Bingo
Every Sunday night at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre and in St. Mary’s Hall, Special bingo on Sunday 24th February with over €3,400 in prizes. Jackpot €1,000 must be won on the night.

Athlone Musical Society presents Oklahoma!
In the Dean Crowe Theatre from Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th March at 8pm nightly, with matinee on Sunday 3rd at 4.30pm. Tickets from €11 to €19. For further details and bookings contact 090-6492129.

Lenten Prayer Groups
Every Tuesday during Lent at the following locations and times:
-Tearmon Micheál at 10.15am;
-Monksland Community Centre at 7pm;
-The Presbytery, Deerpark Road at 8pm.
Each Wednesday during Lent, The Rosary and Benediction will be offered after the evening mass in Drum for all who are sick in our parish.
Stations of the Cross every Wednesday morning during Lent at 9am in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church.

Trócaire Lenten Campaign
Envelopes containing Trócaire Fast Boxes are available at the back of the churches. Every home is asked to bring one and support Trócaire in helping people to make a living so that they can escape poverty.

Spring Stations
Those who wish to host a station mass in their home this spring are invited to contact Drum Parish Office to book a date and time. The stations have been a tradition in the parish for generations and it would be lovely to see the tradition continue and restored for generations to come.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from June 29th to July 6th 2013. Spiritual Director: Fr. John McManus. Contact G Kinneavy at 087-2249621 or Mary Mulligan at 090-6492045 or 087-2936933.


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