(English) Newsletter – Sunday 7th October 2012

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Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 6th 8pm: Willie Berrigan, Clonark
Sunday 7th 10am: Mary McGlone, Kilmacormack
Tuesday 9th 7pm: Sally Lennon, Kilmacormack
Wednesday 10th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 11th 7pm: Kitty Dunning and deceased family members, Drumlosh
Saturday 13th 11am: Rooskey Station Mass in the home of the Macken family
Saturday 13th 8pm: Pat & Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Sunday 14th 10am: Mary Ann Lennon, Meehambee

Drum Collection
Sunday 30th September: €1,135.48.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 7th 11am: Jack Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 14th 11am: Bernadette Molloy and her father Jack Dunning

Clonown Collections
Sunday 30th September: €203.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €140.00.

Rest in Peace
Margaret Curley, Clonellan
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Baptism
Áine Marie Margaret Quinn
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Drum Church Window Repairs
Repair work on the stained glass windows in St. Brigid’s Church, Drum is due to commence on Monday 8th October. A second collection will be taken up after Communion at all weekend masses in the church, commencing Saturday 6th October. Your continued support for the church is much appreciated.

Harvest Collection
Envelopes are available and being distributed from this weekend for the Harvest Collection which will take place next Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October for support of the parish clergy. The priests’ salaries are paid out of the ‘number 2′ account, which is financed from just 3 collections in the year – Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. The ordinary Sunday collections throughout the year have no connection with priests’ income and go towards paying bills, such as insurance, heat, light, staff salaries, candles, altar wine, altar breads, etc. As it takes €77,000 to pay the salaries of 4 priests for the year (1 x €20,000 and 3 x €19,000) there is an inevitable shortfall and the ‘number 2’ account is overdrawn in September each year. It is with reluctance, therefore, that we are forced to add an extra Harvest Collection. We are concious of the present economic difficulties but we trust in your generosity.

Athlone Methodist Church Harvest Service
Sunday 7th October at 7.30pm in Methodist Church, Northgate Street. Preacher: Fr. Shane Crombie from Tullamore. Tea and fellowship after the service and all are welcome.

Ranganna Gaeilge
Ranganna comhrá Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta, dé Céadaoin 8-10i.n. in Áras Chiaráin, Plás Mhuire, Baile Átha Luain. Cúnamh do dhaltaí scoile/coláiste ar fáil freisin. Rátaí réasúnta. Tuilleadh eolais: 085-8074471 nó 090-6455578.
Irish conversation classes for adults, Wednesday 8-10pm in St. Ciarán’s House, St. Mary’s Place, Athlone. Also catering for primary, secondary & 3rd level students. Reasonable rates. For more information contact 085-8074471 or 090-6455578.

Set Dancing Classes
Every Monday night 8.30-10.30pm in Athlone GAA Centre, Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road. Beginners and improvers welcome.

Taughmaconnell Harvest Fair
Taughmaconnell Community Centre is hosting a Harvest Fair on Sunday 14th October from 11am to 5pm. Stands include local home produce and a huge variety of all kinds of goodies. Barter and exchange encouraged. Face painting, laughter yoga and workshops on site. Local musicians entertaining throughout the day. Admission Free. Everyone welcome. Phone Carol 087-6454206 for further details.

Credit Union in Monksland
Athlone Credit Union have opened a new office for the south Roscommon area. The office is located in Monksland, opposite SuperValu. The opening times are as follows: Tuesday 9.15am-12pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm and 3-6pm, Friday 9.15am-12pm.

Parish Novena
As part of the Jubilee Celebrations for Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, the Parish will be hosting a Novena from Monday 22nd to Tuesday 30th October in the 3 churches of the parish. It will be conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers. A more detailed programme will be published later.

Date for your diary
Gala Concert on Thursday 22nd November in Church of Ss. Peter & Paul with Soprano Breda O’Connor and Baritone Darren O’Hara. Further details to follow.

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