Newsletter – Sunday 1st February 2015

Cros Bríde
St. Brigid’s Cross

Lá Fhéile Bríde
St. Brigid’s Day

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 31st 8pm: Mary Kate Hynes, Drumlosh
Sunday 1st 10am: Margaret & John McManus, Johnstown
Monday 2nd 7pm: Margaret Collins, Rooskey, Bealnamullia
Tuesday 3rd 7pm: Parish Celebration for the Feast of St. Brigid
Wednesday 4th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 5th 7pm: Johnny Dunning (Snr.), Ardkeenan
Friday 6th 7pm: Nora &a Michel McManus, Ardnanure
Saturday 7th 8pm: Kathleen Naughton, Thomastown
Sunday 8th 10am: Kathleen & Patrick O’Neill, Mount Hussey, also Stella Brockman, and deceased members of the O’Neill family

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 1st 11am: Willie & Nellie Shine, Curraghnaboll
Friday 6th 8pm: Paddy Joe & Rose Dunning, Newtown
Sunday 8th 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Buggane

Rest In Peace
James McManus, Clonrulla
William (Willie) Connaughton, Clonark
Edward Egan, The Villa, Kielty
Michael Brennan, England and Leitrim (brother of Tom Brennan, Crannaghbeg)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Athlone Community Radio 88.4FM
Special recording about St. Brigid will be broadcast on Sunday 1st February at 3pm. The programme was made with the help of Drum Heritage Group, including Jimmy Moore, Anton Lennon, Vincent Curley, Joe Kelly, Mary Devine, Kitty Seery (weaver of the St Brigid’s Cross) and the late Edward Egan. The presenter of ‘The Faith’ is Agnes Ingham.

Monday 2nd February is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when candles are blessed for use in the church and in the home throughout the year. If anyone would like to make a donation towards candles for use in the Church, envelopes will be provided at the back of the Church from next weekend.

Clann na nGael annual dinner dance
Annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday 7th February in Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland commencing at 8.30pm. Music by Weightless Astronauts. Tickets available from Harney’s Post Office, Kennedy’s Monksland and committee members.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting will resume in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 10th February at 8.30pm sharp. Please note the change of date. All members are requested to attend. New members most welcome.

Spring Stations
Anyone who would like to host the Station Mass this spring can contact Drum Parish Office 090-6437125 to arrange a date and time.

Cookery Demonstration and Artisan Fair
Athlone Hockey Club will be staging a fun and interactive Cookery Demonstration and Artisan Fair featuring TV chef & food writer Catherine Fulvio on Thursday 5th February in Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland commencing with wine reception at 6.30pm. Tickets €20 available from the hotel, from Savoury Fare, and from Cáca Milis at the Regional Sports Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Departing 1st July from Dublin. Spiritual Director: Canon Liam Devine. Cost €579 if booked before 17th February (€629 after that date) Deposit €100 to secure a place. Contact Gerry Kinneavy at 087-2249621.

Coláiste Gaeilge Átha Luain
Now enroling for summer course 2015. Also providing Irish grinds for secondary and primary school pupils. Contact Máire at 085-8074471.


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