Newsletter – Sunday 8th June 2014

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 7th 8pm: Maisie & Tim Griffin, Clonbulia
Sunday 8th 10am: Rose Lawless, Cornafulla South
Tuesday 10th 7pm: Mary & Patrick Whelan, also Maureen Foody
Wednesday 11th 7pm: Thomas May, Kilmacormack
Thursday 12th 7pm: John McManus, parents John & Annie also Joe Nolan, Nure
Friday 13th 7pm: Kathleen Henry, Johnstown
Saturday 14th 8pm: Patrick (Pake) O’Brien & parents Tommy & Rose, Creggane
Sunday 15th 10am: Anthony Whyte, Thomastown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 8th 11am: Tim, Mary, Paddy & Laurence Geoghegan and deceased family members
Sunday 15th 11am: Mass

Rest In Peace
Tommy Kenny, Cartron, Bealnamulla
Fr. John O’Rourke, P.P. Loughlynn (curate in this parish 1983-1988)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Zoe Mary Phyllis Duignan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

To the children of the parish who received the sacrament of Confirmation in Drum and Athlone during the week.

Samaritans Church Gate Collection
Athlone Midland Samaritans annual church gate collection takes place in Drum and Clonown churches on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June. Please help us to support those who may need us. If you are lonely, finding it difficult to cope with life or are in distress, talk to the Samaritans about how you are feeling on freephone 116123 any time or email

Annual Mass at Drum Monastic Site – Sunday 15th June
All parishioners are invited to take part in the religious ceremonies in Drum on Sunday 15th June, commencing with a Rosary Procession from St. Brigid’s Well at 3pm followed by concelebrated open-air Mass at 3.30pm at Drum Monastic Site. Canon Liam Devine will make a presentation to Recent parish centenarian Mrs. Kitty Seery of a special memento of the McManus Gathering held in Nure in 2013.

Simon Community Church Gate Collection
Midlands Simon Community is holding a church gate collection at St. Brigid’s Church, Drum on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June. Please show your support. All monies raised locally go towards homeless services in Westmeath.

Corpus Christi Procession
Corpus Christi procession will take place in Drum on Sunday 22nd June after the 10am Mass. Fr. Michael invites the children who have received their First Holy Communion and Confirmation to take part in the procession. The tradition of the procession is that the children wear their Communion and Confirmation outfits. The procession will leave from the Church to the Reflection Area in the graveyard for some prayers and a short blessing, returning to the church for Benediction. Fr. Michael would appreciate your presence and support on this special occasion.

Golden Jubilee – Fr. Larney Shine
There will be a special Mass in Clonown on Sunday 29th June at 11am to celebrate Fr. Larney’s Golden Jubilee, followed by a presentation and refreshments in the community centre. All are welcome.

Summer Sports Camp
Children’s camp at Monksland Football Pitches from Monday 30th June to Friday 4th July, 10am-1pm. Games, races, sports and activities for all children to enjoy. Registration on Wednesday 11th June from 7-8.30pm in Monksland Community Centre. Prices begin at €15 for 1 child. Contact Sarah 090-6630853 for more information.


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