Newsletter – Sunday 18th August 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th 8pm: Martha Donnellan, Moydrum
Sunday 18th 10am: Peter & Maureen Killian and deceased family members, Crancam
Tuesday 20th 7pm: McManus Family, Nure
Wednesday 21st 7pm: Mary Daly, Moore South
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Mary Ellen Duffy, Clonark
Friday 23rd 7pm: Special Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Bernie Kelly & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 25th 10am: Michael O’Loughlin, Rockfield

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 3pm: Kieran Dunninng also his granddaughter Hannah Rose Martin, Drumlosh
Thursday 15th 11am: Ned & Mary Egan, Callowbeg
Sunday 18th 11am: Nancy & John Ward, Currabhnaboll
Sunday 25th 11am: John, Bridget & Patrick Halligan, Collogoriff

Rest In Peace
Tony McManus, Thornhill, Drum
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

McManus Gathering to Drum
Céad míle fáilte to all those visiting the parish this weekend for the McManus Gathering. Further details available on and The Gathering website.

Cemetery Sunday
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 18th August at 4pm.

Knock Novena
National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from 14th-22nd August. Twice daily at 3pm and 8.30pm. (2.30pm on Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th). Full details and live webstream available on

Thank You
Thank you to all PAYE workers in the Clonown area who returned their completed certificates for tax relief to eligible charities for 2011-12. A tax rebate totalling €4,634.34 has been received from the Revenue Commissioners. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Cornafulla N.S.
Re-opening on Thursday 29th August.

Further Education Centre
Open Day in the Further Education Centre, Clonown Road, Athlone on Thursday 29th August from 10am-3pm. Call in and see what courses are on offer and find the one that suits you best.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.30am. All welcome.

Drum Art Group
Recommencing on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 10.30am. New members most welcome. Further details contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

Local man Declan O’Flaherty is continuing his preparations for his charity run from Athlone to Dublin over the October bank holiday weekend. He will also compete in the Dublin city marathon on the same weekend. Declan is undertaking this monumental task to benefit three worthy charities: the Brothers of Charity; the Jack and Jill Foundation; and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Declan and his wife Gina are working to raise the much needed funds under the charitable name “Marathons 4 Muireann”. Further details can be found on As part of the build-up to the main event, a local 6K/11k run/walk/crawl event has been organised for Drum on Saturday 31st August. Each participant will be asked to make a contribution of €10. It is an ideal opportunity for the community to meet up, get a bit of exercise and contribute to this worthy cause. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Drum Hall. Stewards will be on hand on the day to provide a safe environment for the participants. Declan will be running the entire parish on the day comprising of a 50K run and there will be volunteers involved in a bucket collection along the route.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O’Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.


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