Newsletter – Sunday 25th May 2014

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Jim & Michael McManus, Nure
Sunday 25th 10am: Kathleen Naughton, Clonellan
Sunday 25th 11.30am: First Holy Communion for the children of Summerhill N.S.
Tuesday 27th 7pm: Deceased members of the Seery Family, Creggane
Wednesday 28th 7pm: Mass for Examination Students
Thursday 29th 7pm: Special Intentions
Friday 30th 7pm: John Bohan, Gorrynagowna
Saturday 31st 10.30am: Charlie O’Neill, Mount Hussey & Dublin (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 31st 8pm: Anne O’Neill, Clonellan
Sunday 1st 10am: Mary & Hubert Naughton, Doohan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Ballinaculla
Sunday 1st 11am: Michael Hardiman, his sister Mary and brother Kevin, Drumlosh

Rest In Peace
Edwin (Sonny) Teape, Clonark
Mary Ellen Ryan (née Kelly), Camcloon, Ballydangan (mother of Christy Ryan, Thomastown)
Niall Kinahan, Ballinagar, Tullamore (brother of Teresa Fallon, Summerhill)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Olivia Moore and Timothy Purdy on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Irish Cancer Society
Annual Church Gate collection will take place on weekend of 31st May and 1st June. Your continuing support would be greatly appreciated.

Charity Tax Relief Forms
Charity tax relief forms are available from Drum Parish Office or at the back of the Church. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Fighting Blindness – Thank You
Thank you to everyone who supported the church gate collection on 3rd-4th May. The collection in Drum raised €261.40 for Fighting Blindness, an Irish, patient-led organisation funding research into treatments and cures for blindness and is 90% funded by community fundraising. Your support is very much appreciated.

Taughmaconnell Join Our Boys
Raffle tickets are now in circulation for an auction and raffle taking place on Saturday May 31st in McHughs, Taughmaconnell. We would really appreciate any support you can give. Items for auction include a signed Irish Rugby jersey, a signed Irish Soccer jersey, a signed Phil Taylor dart board and much more. Thanks to all sponsors.

Project Dawn
Information day will take place on Tuesday 27th May at Monksland Community Centre from 10am to 2pm. Are you in receipt of a Disability/Illness related payment? If so, Project DAWN can help you in developing a career plan and exploring new opportunities? To find out more about the project and who can avail of it, call in for a coffee and a chat. For more information call Sinead Hanley on 090-6664003. A Disability Activation Project managed by Pobal and jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Department of Social Protection.

Are you interested in volunteering?
St. Hilda’s Services, Athlone are looking for people to volunteer with their disability service. If interested in giving some of your time, please contact Natasha on 087-9220151 or

Dean Kelly N.S.
Past pupil Paddy McCaul, President of the FAI, will raise the school’s first Green Flag on Thursday, 29th May at 11am. Music by the Army Band. Refreshments will be served. A warm welcome is extended to everyone in the community to join in the celebrations.

Church Gate Collections
Those involved in organising or holding a Church Gate Collection in Drum should inform Drum Parish Office and forward a copy of the Garda Permit prior to any collection taking place. If holding a collection please use the designated areas provided.


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