(English) Newsletter – Sunday 1st April 2012

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Domhnach na Pailme agus An tSeachtain Mhór
Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 31st 8pm: Frank & Mary McManus, Ardnanure
Sunday 1st 10am: Joe Lennon, Ardkeenan
Monday 2nd 7pm: Catherine Higgins, Curryroe
Tuesday 3rd 7pm: Sarah Kelly & Maureen Griffin late of Creagh, Bealnamulla
Wednesday 4th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 5th 7pm: Holy Thursday – Our Lord’s Supper – People of the Parish
Friday 6th 3pm: Good Friday – Passion of Our Lord
Friday 6th 7.30pm: Prayer around the Cross
Saturday 7th 8pm: Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil – People of the Parish
Sunday 8th 10am: Easter Sunday – People of the Parish

Drum Collection
Saturday 25th March: €835.00.
Thank you for your weekly contributions for the upkeep of the church.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 1st 11am: Kieran & Annie Hynes, Curraghnaboll
Thursday 5th 8pm: Holy Thursday – Our Lord’s Supper – Mary Monks
Friday 6th 3pm: Good Friday – Passion of Our Lord
Saturday 7th 8pm: Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Sunday 8th 11am: Easter Sunday – Sonny Shine and deceased family members

Clonown Collections
Sunday 25th March: €164.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €155.00.

Rest in Peace
Mary Ellen Doyle (née Morgan), late of Clongowna and formerly Esker, Taughmaconnell
Tommy Dolan, Moore South (nephew of Rose Lennon, Clonrulla, Drum)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Baptisms
Alison Faye Noone
Jack Joseph Mulvey
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to their parents

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Orla McManus and Michael Fogarty on their recent wedding. May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Penitential Rite
Penance service with individual confessions and prayers of reparation and repentance will take place on Monday 2nd April at 7.30pm in Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church.

Easter Envelopes and Easter Cards
Will be distributed to each home in the parish during the coming week by your local area collector/distributor. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated.

Holy Week Chrism Mass
A special celebration in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm. During the mass, Bishop Christopher Jones will bless the oils used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders and the Sick. You are cordially invited to join with the Bishop and priests of the diocese for this special celebration. Light refreshments served afterwards in the Gillooly Hall.

Easter Bingo in Drum this Good Friday night
Drum Bingo will host an Easter special in Drum Community Centre on Good Friday night at 8.30pm. Doors open at 8pm. Usual cash prizes to be won, plus 24 Easter Eggs to be given away on the night. Monster raffle also. Everybody welcome.

Reminder: Charity Tax Relief forms
Please return your completed form for 2011 to the Parish Office as soon as possible. If you have mislaid the form or did not receive the relevant documentation, please contact the Parish Office at 090-6492171 or in Drum 090-6437125. Many thanks for the positive response so far.

Book Launch
Drum Heritage Group invite you to the launch of their book ‘Titanic’ on Friday 13th April at 8.30pim in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

Western Alzheimers Tea Day
Please help Western Alzheimers by hosting or attending a Tea Day on Friday 13th. April in your home, your place of work or in your local community. Donations towards Tea Day also gratefully accepted. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Tea Day in the past and a big welcome to new supporters. Further details available on www.teaday.ie.

Open Evening in Clonown N.S.
Enrolment and open evening on Wednesday 18th April from 7-8pm. All welcome. www.clonownns.com

Night at the Dogs
In aid of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church Restoration Fund on Saturday 28th April in Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Sponsor a race: €300. Sponsor a dog: €50. Tickets: €20 each on sale now from the Sacristy, the Parish Office or any member of the committee. 1st prize €1,000; 2nd prize €500; five prizes of €100.

Cornafulla Old School Re-union
Re-union of Past Pupils of Cornafulla Old School will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 18th May at 8pm. All past pupils welcome. Further details on Cornafulla school website.

Care to Drive
Volunteer transport programme run by the Irish Cancer Society. We recruit and train volunteers to drive patients to and from their hospital appointments. We are currently looking for people in the Athlone/Ballinasloe/Moate/Shannonbridge areas to drive patients to and from Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. The service is free to both the hospital and the patient with the Irish Cancer Society incurring all costs. Volunteers are paid for all their fuel expenses. We are asking for volunteers to commit to driving 2 days a month (Mon-Fri). For more information call Gail on 01-2310566.

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