Newsletter – Sunday 9th March 2014

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 8th 8pm: Tony & Mary Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 9th 10am: Thomas & Mary Ann Harney, Doohan
Tuesday 11th 7pm: Kathleen Greene, Doohan (followed by Rosary and Benidiction)
Wednesday 12th 7.30pm: First Confessions for the children of Ardkeenan, Cornafulla and Summerhill N.S.
Thursday 13th 7pm: Mary Kate Hynes, Drumlosh (Month’s Mind)
Friday 14th 7pm: John Martin and Rita Kenny, late of Clontuskert
Saturday 15th 10.30am: Clonark Station Mass in the home of Tommy & Maura Kelly
Saturday 15th 8pm: Edward McManus, parents Jack and Margaret, Nure
Sunday 16th 10am: Pakie & Michael Harney, Clonrulla

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th 11am: Johnny, Annie, Patrick & Elizabeth Egan, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 16th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Carricknaughton (Month’s Mind)

Rest In Peace
Séamus O’Neill, Summerhill
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Do Without and Get Out
In aid of Roscommon Palliative Care Unit. Come and join us on Sunday 9th March at 5pm, meeting at Cornafulla N.S. for a walk around the block. We ask you to donate €2 for this worthy cause. Contact P.J. O’Brien at 086-875843.

Seachtain na Gaeilge
Irish Music with Ellen Costello and friends in Athlone Library on Friday 14th March from 3pm. Céad míle fáilte romhat – all welcome to join us.

Drum Heritage Table Quiz
On Friday 14th March at 8.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Valuable prizes. Table of 4 €40, individuals €10. A great night assured.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Breakfast Morning
In aid of Ardkeenan N.S. on Sunday 16th March from 10.30am–12.30pm in Drum Parish Hall. Why not join us after Mass for a Full Irish Breakfast. Entertainment provided by students from Ardkeenan N.S. Please come along and support us. Admission: adults €10, children €3. Also, raffle on the morning.

Job Vacancy
Drum Community Sports and Social Centre Ltd – Manager required to increase, market and manage Centre’s activities. Job description and application information on Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18th March.

Join Our Boys
Fundraising campaign and Trust being launched this weekend on behalf of Archie, George and Isaac Naughton. Full details on

Local Postal Services
Following the recent closure of Duffy’s Shop and Ballydangan postal agency, people in receipt of Social Welfare payments can apply to have their payment transferred to Cornafulla Post Office by contacting the Department of Social Protection. It is important that people continue to support our local post office in order to ensure that viability and availability of this essential service within our community.

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
Anyone who would like 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.


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