(English) Newsletter – Sunday 18th November 2012

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Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th 8pm: Kathleen Harney (formerly of Rooskey) and deceased family members
Sunday 18th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan
Tuesday 20th 7pm: John & Julia Kelly, Clonbulia
Wednesday 21st 7pm: Mass for the Holy Souls with the rosary and benediction for all the sick and the deceased of the parish
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Frances Watson, late of Ardkeenan
Friday 23rd 7pm: Una & Victor Fagg
Saturday 24th 8pm: Sr. Margaret Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 25th 10am: Thomas Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 25th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Drum Collections
Sunday 11th November: €1,257.00.
Church Windows Fund: €380.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 18th 11am: Bridget Flynn and deceased members of the Shine family
Sunday 25th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family

Clonown Collections
Sunday 11th November: €180.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €178.00.

Rest in Peace
Michael Grenham, Moore South (brother of Tommy Grenham, Summerhill)
Tom Hynes, Drum Road, Summerhill
Tomás Ó hEidhin, Cnoc an tSamhraidh agus Lios Cuill Thiar, An Droichead Nua, Co. na Gaillimhe
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Rosary
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 25th November at 10.45am.

New Email Address for Drum Parish
Please note the new email address for Drum Parish Office.

Congratulations
To the children of Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools who made their commitment last Monday to prepare for the reception of the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion. The “Do This in Memory” Parish-based programme will commence on Saturday 24th November at the 8pm mass.

Drum Heritage Group
Important meeting to discuss “The Gathering 2013” on Wednesday 21st November at 8.30pm in the Heritage Centre. All members requested to attend.

Clonown Community Table Quiz
Annual table quiz takes place in the Shamrock Lodge on Thursday 22nd November at 8.00pm. There are prizes for first and second, raffle, spot prizes and refreshments on the night. Tables of 4 – €10 per person. You can still turn up if you do not have a full team as there will be others on the night wanting to join a team! All proceeds in aid of Clonown Community Development Projects (joint Clonown Pastoral Group and Clonown Community Site Project).

Gala Concert
Gala Concert featuring the Army band, Athlone Choral Society, Cloonakilla N.S. Choir, Breda O’Connor and Darren O’Hara on Thursday 22nd November at 8pm in Church of Ss. Peter & Paul in aid of Church Restoration Fund. Tickets €15 (children €5).

Drum Foróige Youth Club
Volunteers needed for Drum Foróige Youth Club. Are you free on a Friday evening 8-10pm during the school term? We are looking for leaders (over 18 years) who are positive role models, have an interest in carrying out projects and mentoring young people. Full training provided. Help the young people in your community reach their full potential. Contact Megan on 086-2566480 or Joe Kelly 087-2218656.

First Holy Communion 2013
Please note the dates for Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church:
Saturday 11th May 2013: Cloonakilla N.S.
Saturday 18th May 2013: St. Peter’s N.S. & Dean Kelly N.S.
Saturday 25th May 2013: Summerhill N.S.

Offertory Envelopes
Will be distributed to households in the Parish during the coming week. If you are not currently using envelopes and would like to contribute to the weekly Offertory Collection, please contact the Parish Office in Athlone 090-6492171 or Drum 090-6437125 to arrange a box of envelopes. A word of thanks is due to all those who help each year with the distribution of envelopes. This in itself is a huge task and if you would like to help in delivering envelopes in the areas that have no distributors, contact the Parish Office and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Athlone Joint Parish Bingo
Have you two and a half hours to spare one Sunday night in the month? Would you like to call the numbers at the bingo session in Athlone? Bingo callers (male or female) wanted. If you think you can help please call to the Dean Crowe Theatre any Sunday night 7.30pm-10pm or leave your name at the Parish Office 090-6492171.

GROW Community Mental Health
World community mental health movement meeting every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Belhavel Training Centre (opposite Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone). If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not learn a practical psychology of mental health by joining us. Contact Assumpta 086-8114135.

Athlone Gramophone Society
Meets every other Thursday (22nd November and 6th December) at 8.15pm in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone. Relax to the sounds of classical, folk, big band, jazz, etc. for further information, contact Norman 087-225910 or Marian 086-0612732. Click here to listen to an RTÉ Radio documentary about Athlone Gramophone Society.

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