Newsletter – Sunday, 16 March 2014

Naomh Pádraig

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th 8pm: Edward McManus, parents Jack and Margaret, Nure
Sunday 16th 10am: Pakie & Michael Harney, Clonrulla
Monday 17th 10am – St. Patrick’s Day: P.J. Lawless, Cornafulla South
Thursday 20th 7pm: Martin & James Kelly, Clonbulia
Friday 21st 7pm: Thomas & Mary Anne Naughton, Doohan
Saturday 22nd 10.30am: Cornafulla North Station Mass in the home of Kitty Cunniffe
Saturday 22nd 12 noon: Sr. Bridie Lennon, Boston and formerly of Cornafulla North
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Michael & Bridie Naughton, Culfatha
Sunday 23rd 10am: Michael Watson, late of Ardkeenan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 16th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Carricknaughton (Month’s Mind)
Monday 17th 11am: Mary Henry, Carricknaughton
Sunday 23rd 11am: Mass

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 21st March at 8pm and Sunday 30th March at 11.30am in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Rest In Peace
Sr. Aquin Dunning, Dún Mhuire, Lyster Street and Clonown
Nell McManus (née Gavin), Monksland
Kathleen Shine, Currabhnaboll, Clonown
Mary Flynn (née Kenny), Castlepark, Ballydangan
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Charlotte O’Connell and Seamus Murphy on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Lá ‘le Pádraig, 17 Márta
St. Patrick’s Day is a holy day of obligation. Mass times as follows:
– Drum: Monday 10am
– Clonown: Monday 11am
– Ss. Peter & Paul’s: Monday 9.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig i mBaile Átha Luain
Athlone St. Patrick’s Day Events

Parade starts at 2.30pm from Golden Island. Music entertainment and buskers through the parade. Children’s magic show in the Civic Square from 3.15-4.15pm. Bouncing Castle 2-4pm.

Join Our Boys – Public Meeting
A meeting will be held in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 18th March commencing at 8 pm. Michael Cleary leader of fundraising in Roscommon will attend. Please come along and support this worthy cause. Full details on

Clann na nGael Registration
Registration evening for all boys and girls U6–U10 on Friday 21st March from 5-9pm in the Clubhouse, Johnstown. New players and parents are most welcome.

Drum/Clonown Community Games
Swimming will take place on Friday 21st March in Athlone Swimming Pool at 6.15pm. Registration takes place at 5.45pm. All competitors are to be pool side at 6.10pm.

Do Without and Get Out
In aid of Roscommon Palliative Care Unit. Come and join us on Sundays 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.

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.

Shortbreak Carers Required
The Brothers of Charity, Roscommon are in need of people willing to provide regular short breaks to children and adults with intellectual disability and / or autism in the South Roscommon area. Training and expenses given. For more information, please contact Catherine on 090-6628500 or 087-2126607.

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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