Newsletter – Sunday 12th May 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 11th 8pm: Frank & Rose Lennon, Curryroe, and their daughter Joan Sheehy, Sligo
Sunday 12th 10am: Thomas & Josephine Connor and deceased family members, Clonark
Tuesday 14th 4pm: Confirmation for the children of Ardkeenan and Cornafulla schools
Wednesday 14th 7pm: Deceased members of the Seery family, Creggane
Thursday 16th 7pm: Kathleen Naughton, Thomastown
Friday 17th 7pm: Annie & Patrick Dolan, Clonark
Friday 17th 8pm: Meehambee Station Mass in the home of Willie and Mary Moore
Saturday 18th 10.30am: John Kenny, Dugra (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 18th 8pm: Mary O’Donovan, Curryroe and formerly of St. Coman’s Park
Sunday 19th 10am: Tommy & Hannah O’Neill, Thomastown
Sunday 19th 11.30am: First Holy Communion for the children of Ardkeenan and Cornafulla schools

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 12th 11am: Willie & Tommy Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 19th 11am: Bill & Peg Fallon, Newtown East

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 16th 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. The Mass will be followed by a performance by Monksland Active Age who are outright winners for three years in a row at Roscommon Bealtaine Festival. Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Rest In Peace
Joseph Egan, Callowbeg, Clonown
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Drum Clonown Community Games
The committee of Drum/Clonown Community Games would like to thank all those who supported our recent church gate collection. Our local athletics day was held recently and all those who qualified will be going forward to the County Finals in Ballyleague on the 8th June. All qualifiers will be notified next week of their events and when training commences.

Thank You
‘Fighting Blindness’ is an Irish, patient-led organisation funding research into treatments and cures for blindness. ‘Fighting Blindness’ is 90% funded by community fundraising. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the people of Drum for their contribution of €309.18 at our church gate collection on 4th/5th May.

Table Quiz
A table quiz in aid of Motor Neurone Research will be held in The Bounty on Thursday 16th May commencing at 9pm. Table of four €40. Prizes Galore. Organised by Nicky McFadden’s Friends. Please support this worthy cause.

Card Game
A card game will be held in Cam Centre, Brideswell on Saturday 18th May commencing at 9.15pm in aid of the Pulmonary Hypertension Unit at the Mater Hospital. Please support this worthy cause.

Pentecost Envelopes
Envelopes will be distributed to all households in the parish by your area distributor during the coming week. Sincere thanks for all your ongoing support for the Priests of the parish.

The Priests and people of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Parish would like to congratulate Fr. Ray Browne, P.P. Ballagh, on his appointment as Bishop of Kerry. Fr. Ray, a native of our Parish, takes up this role at a challenging time for the Church when faith is being sidelined as a private matter. Bishop-elect Ray will be a gentle messenger of hope, a compassionate leader of faith and a kind shepherd of love; characteristic traits of his quiet personality. He has a pastoral heart of generosity and we wish him every success and blessing as Bishop of the Diocese of Kerry.

Charity Tax Relief Forms
Forms are available at the back of the church or from Drum Parish Office. Please complete the form and return it as soon as possible. Your support would be appreciated.

Cycle for Fun
In association with Roscommon Sports Partnership. Training every Sunday morning at 10am sharp from Clann na nGael club house, Johnstown. All ages catered for.

Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
From 28th August to 2nd September. Booking forms available from J.W.T. at or 01-2410810. Assisted Pilgrims section invites applications. Contact Fr. Ray Milton at 090-6661127 or 087-2524737.

Young Adult Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome
For young adults aged 18-35. From 7th-14th July as part of the Year of Faith 2013. Accommodation at the Pontifical Irish College with a special programme of spiritual, cultural and social events. Cost €700. For further information contact Frank McGuinness, Director of Youth Ministry on 087-9880690 or Places are limited.


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