(English) Newsletter – Sunday 13th May 2012

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Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 12th 8pm: Frank & Rose Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 13th 10am: Deceased members of the Seery Family, Creggane
Sunday 13th 11.30am: First Holy Communion for the children of Ardkeenan & Cornafulla schools
Tuesday 15th 7pm: Johnny & Mary Moran, Kilmacormack
Wednesday 16th 7pm: Patrick , Annie & Katie Dolan, Clonark
Thursday 17th 7pm: Thomas & Josephine Connor and deceased family members, Clonark
Friday 18th 7pm: Aidan & Patrick Watson, Summerhill
Saturday 19th 11am: Tommy Harney, Creggane, Cornafulla (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 19th 8pm: Pat & Mary Kennedy, Johnstown
Sunday 20th 10am: Michael McManus, Cornafulla South

Drum Collection
Sunday 6th May: €1,200.
Thank you for your weekly contributions for the upkeep of the church.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 13th 11am: Bill & Peg Fallon, Newtown
Sunday 20th 11am: Tommy Grenham and deceased family members

Clonown Collections
Sunday 6th May: €168.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €184.00.

Baptism
Michael Thomas Cummins
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to his parents

Cornafulla Old School Re-union
Re-union meal and celebration of Past Pupils of Cornafulla Old School (1843-1983) will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday 18th May at 8pm. All past pupils welcome. Tickets €12.50. For information and tickets contact: Seamus 086-2664545, Michael 087-7690795, Paddy 087-7865232, Gerry 087-1277408 or John 086-2561932.

Drum Community Centre – Facing the Future
Information and Open Day at Drum Community Centre on Saturday 19th May from 12-4pm. We’re looking for new members who would be interested in joining the committee or volunteering at Drum Bingo. Please call in for a cup of tea and a chat, or just have a look around or ask any questions you may have. All are welcome. Further details on www.drum.ie

Thank You
Enda McManus wishes to thank the people who attended the recent fundraising night in Connaughton’s where a total of €691 was raised for Solidarity in Action, Zambia. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Drum/Clonown Community Games
Anyone interested in participating in Gymnastics (up to age 16 boys and girls) please send a text with the child’s name and date of birth to 086-8747605.

Monksland TidyTowns
Fundraising collection outside Smith’s SuperValu, Monksland on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Revisiting the Mass – Part 2
Short three-part course to be held over three Mondays – 14th, 21st and 28th May from 8.00-9.30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Everyone welcome – parents, teachers, Church volunteers, Eucharistic ministers, readers, adorers, etc. Cost €3 per session.

Open Meeting
An open meeting will be held in the Emmaus Room on Tuesday 15th May at 8pm to invite Volunteers to help with some important upcoming events, e.g. Friday 29 June – 75th Anniversary of opening of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church; Sunday 22nd July – Diocesan celebration of Wedding Jubilees; Autumn – a proposed Novena in the Parish. Your presence and support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
The Parish wish to thank most sincerely all who helped and supported the recent ‘Night at the Dogs’ in aid of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Restoration Fund. A total of €16,000 was raised through this event. Your support is very much appreciated.

One Day Retreat to Lough Derg
Saturday 26th May 2012, bus will leave St. Peter’s Square at 6am. Please contact the Parish Office 080-6492171 to book a place before Friday 18th May. Total cost €55.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider a weekly hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers urgently needed for Monday 1am, 2am, 3am and Tuesday 2am. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street, Athlone: 090-6498755.

Athlone Animal Welfare AGM
Annual general meeting will be held on Friday May 18th at 7pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. All welcome.

Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Booking for last few remaining seats. From Saturday 30th June to Saturday 7th July. Spiritual Director: Fr. John McManus. Cost €629. For bookings contact Gerry Kinneavy 087-2249621 or Mary 090-6492045 / 087-2936933.

Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The parish has been allocated two places on the Youth section of the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (28th August – 2nd September). The parish will cover half of the cost for both youths. To apply, please contact the Parish Office 090-6437125 before the end of May. A draw will be held if more than two applications are received.

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