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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 30th December 2012

Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
Feast of the Holy Family

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 29th 8pm: P.J. & Eileen McEvilly, Johnstown
Sunday 30th 10am: Patrick & Mary Lennon, Ardkeenan
Tuesday 1st 11am: Patrick & Bridget Connaughton, Clonark
Wednesday 2nd 7pm: Tommy McDonnell, Clonark
Thursday 3rd 7pm: Colm Kennedy, Bill & Mamie, Johnstown
Friday 4th 7pm: Michael Grenham , parents, brothers and sisters, Doohan
Saturday 5th 8pm: John & Margaret McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 6th 10am: Annie May Bruce, Curraghaleen.

Cluain Eamhain - Clonown
Drum Collections
Church Windows Fund: €389.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 30th 11am: John Dunning and parents Michael & Delia, The Park
Sunday 6th 11am: Nancy Gaffey, Newtown

Rest in Peace
James Greene, Thomastown, Ballydangan
Lucy Furey, Tormey Villas, Athlone (mother of John Furey, Moynure)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

An Eipeafáine / Nollaig na mBan
Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday 6th January. Masses at usual times:
Drum - Saturday 8pm, Sunday 10am.
Clonown - Sunday 11am.
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church - Saturday 6.30pm, Sunday 9am, 10.30am, 12pm.

Athbhliain faoi mhaise
The priests of the parish wish you and your families every blessing for the new year.

Thank You
Christmas Collection for the Priests of the Parish: We would like to thank the people of the parish for their generosity towards the support of the priests. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Drum Parish Office
The office will be closed from the Monday 24th December and will reopen on the Wednesday 2nd January 2013. Also closed on Monday 7th January.

Holy Hour
The next Holy Hour in Drum will take place on Wednesday 9th January at 8pm.

Drum Art Group
Resumes at 10.30am on Monday 14th January in Drum Parish Hall. For further information contact Jackie at 087-2341535. New members most welcome.

Art Classes in Clonown
Art classes, run by the Roscommon VEC, will begin on Wednesday 16th January from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Clonown Community Centre. Anyone interested in the classes please contact Rosaleen at 087-7600128.

Date for your diary
A Thank You Night for your continuing support and generosity towards the fundraising for the stained glass windows will be held on Friday 25th January in the Athlone Springs Hotel. Music on the night provided by the The Coyles. Hope to see you all there. More information later.

Aladdin - The Pantomime
At the Dean Crowe Theatre from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th January. Tickets available on-line at www.deancrowetheatre.com or from the booking office 090-6492129.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Greetings from Drum

Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise do mhuintir an Droma, sa bhaile agus ar fud an domhain.


Wishing the people of Drum, at home and abroad, a happy and holy Christmas and new year.

Remember...

  • Remember and pray for the sick of the Parish especially those who cannot be with us today, those at home or in hospital.
  • Remember and pray for the members of our community who have died during the year. We remember also anyone who has lost a loved one.
  • Remember a neighbour or friend who is alone, don't forget to look in on them... it would mean so much to them.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Mass Times

St. Brigid's Church, Drum
Monday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 9pm
Tuesday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 10am and 11.30am

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, Clonown
Monday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 8pm
Tuesday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 11am

Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Athlone
Monday 24th - Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 10pm
Tuesday 25th - Christmas Day - Mass at 9am, 10.30am and 12pm 
Wednesday 26th - St. Stephen's Day - Mass at 9.30am

Amanna Aifrinn na Nollag

Séipéal Naomh Bríd, An Droim
Dé Luain 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 9i.n.
Dé Máirt 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 10r.n. agus 11.30r.n.

Séipéal Muire Mháthair an Taoibh Bhealaigh, Cluain Eamhain
Dé Luain 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 8i.n.
Dé Máirt 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 11r.n.

Séipéal Naomh Peader agus Pól, Baile Átha Luain
Dé Luain 24ú - Oíche Nollag - Aifreann na Gine ag 10i.n.
Dé Máirt 25ú - Lá Nollag - Aifreann ag 9r.n., 10.30r.n. agus 12i.n.
Dé Céadaoin 26ú - Lá Fhéile Stiofáin - Aifreann ag 9.30r.n.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 23rd December 2012

An Ceathrú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lá Nollag - Christmas Day
(25/12/2012)

Lá Fhéile Stiofáin - St. Stephen's Day
(26/12/2012)

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 22nd 8pm: John & Kitty Keena and deceased members of Keena family, Cornafulla
Sunday 23rd 10am: Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen
Monday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - People of the parish
Tuesday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Wednesday 25th 11.30am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Saturday 29th 8pm: P.J. & Eileen McEvilly, Johnstown
Sunday 30th 10am: Patrick & Mary Lennon, Ardkeenan

Drum Collections
Sunday 16th December: €904.00.
Church Windows Fund: €265.00.
Fr. Michael wishes to acknowledge an anonymous donation of €50, and a donation of €200 from a local family towards the repair of the church windows.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.


Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 23rd 11am: Margaret Shine, Drumlosh
Monday 24th 8pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - Mary Flynn (Month's Mind)
Tuesday 25th 11am: Christmas Day - Johnny Shinem Curraghnaboll
Sunday 30th 11am: Mass

Clonown Collections
Sunday 16th December: €228.00.
Church Restoration Fund: Donated to Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Rest in Peace
Michael Lyons, Lisbrock, Brideswell and late of Curraghnaboll, Clonown
Catherine Nugent (née Shine), Dublin and late of Kielty House
Tony Downey, Ashford, Monksland
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Nollaig Shona
The priests of the parish wish you and your families every blessing for Christmas and the new year.

Drum Parish Office
The office will be closed from the Monday 24th December and will reopen on the Wednesday 2nd January 2013.

Thank You
Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group received €612 from the Cornafulla School Reunion Group and wish to thank them for their generous donation.

Clann na nGael
The annual ‘Married’ V ‘Singles’ charity match takes place on St Stephen's day in Johnstown at 2pm. All proceeds will go towards Drum Community Care.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 16th December 2012

An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Third Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th 8pm: Mary Glynn, Crannagh
Sunday 16th 10am: Irene Mulligan, Taylorstown
Tuesday 18th 7pm: Tommy & Kathleen Lennon, Clonbulia, followed by Rosary and Benediction
Wednesday 19th 7.30pm: Confirmation Commitment Ceremony
Thursday 20th 7pm: Martin & Nancy Mulvey, Johnstown, also son Marty and grandson Alan
Friday 21st 7pm: Eileen Murray, Crannaghmore
Satruday 22nd 10.30am: Tom Hynes, Summerhill (Month's Mind)
Saturday 22nd 8pm: John & Kitty Keena and deceased members of Keena family, Cornafulla
Sunday 23rd 10am: Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen

Drum Collections
Sunday 9th December: €1,275.00.
Church Windows Fund: €386.70.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 16th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members
Sunday 23rd 11am: Margaret Shine, Drumlosh

Clonown Collections
Sunday 9th December: €216.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €199.00.

Rest in Peace
Margaret Murray, Creggane, Cornafulla
Patrick Joseph Dunning, Crannagh
Elizabeth Naughton, Dublin and Clonark (sister of Rosie Dunning (Clonark), Kathleen Duffy (Drumlosh), Hannah Bracken (Clonark))
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
The group would like to acknowledge all of those who have sent back their annual cemetery maintenance donation envelope. Anyone else who wishes to make a donation can do so by returning their envelope to Drum Parish Office.

Cornafulla Christmas Fair
Cornafulla N.S. are holding their annual Christmas Fair in the school on Wednesday 19th December from 9.30am–1.30pm. Cake sale, tea and coffee, activities for the young. Proceeds in aid of local charities and the school. Please support. All are welcome.

Scoil Árd Chianáin - Ardkeenan N.S.
Ardkeenan Christmas Play
Ardkeenan N.S. are holding their annual Christmas Play in Drum Parish Hall on Thursday 20th December starting at 6.30pm. Please support. All welcome.

Penitential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas on Monday 17th December after the 7.30pm mass in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. A number of priests will be available for confessions. Please make a special effort to attend.

Christmas Envelopes and Parish Calendars
Will be distributed next week by your local area distributor/collector. We would like to thank most sincerely all our parish collectors for all their help throughout the year and wish wish them and their families a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.

Advent Prayer Group
Meeting every Tuesday during Advent at the following times and venues:
10.15am in Tearmann Micheál, The Docks;
8pm in the Presbytery, Deerpark Road;
8pm in Monksland Community Centre;
After 7pm Mass in Drum Church (Rosary and Benediction for all the sick of the parish and those who have lost a loved one during the year).
All are welcome.

Parish Ministry
Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul are looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Altar Servers. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact the Parish Office in Drum 090-6437125 or in Athlone 090-6492171 or call to the Sacristy.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 9th December 2012

An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Second Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 8th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 9th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Tuesday 11th 7pm: Phil Guerin (mother of Fionnuala Harney, Thomastown), followed by Rosary and Benediction
Wednesday 12th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 13th 7pm: Thomas Caulfield (brother of Noel Caulfield, Summerhill)
Friday 14th 7pm: John O’Neill, Clonellan
Saturday 15th 8pm: Mary Glynn, Crannagh
Sunday 16th 10am: Irene Mulligan, Taylorstown

Drum Collections
Sunday 2nd December: €1,041.00.
Church Windows Fund: €345.70.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine
Sunday 16th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members

Clonown Collections
Sunday 2nd December: €235.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €167.00.

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 13th December at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre, followed by buffet and entertainment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the centre. All welcome.

Baptism
Ella Joy Griffin
Keira Louise Naughton
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Drum Active Age Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 9th December commencing at 3pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

Pioneers Card Games
Drum PTAA will hold a Progressive '25' card game in Clann na nGael clubhouse, Johnstown on Monday 10th December at 9pm. Your support would be very much appreciated. All welcome.

Advent Prayer Group
Meeting every Tuesday during Advent at the following times and venues:
10.15am in Tearmann Micheál, The Docks;
8pm in the Presbytery, Deerpark Road;
8pm in Monksland Community Centre;
After 7pm Mass in Drum Church (Rosary and Benediction for all the sick of the parish and those who have lost a loved one during the year).
All are welcome.

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour for Advent in St. Brigid's Church, Drum on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm.

Table Quiz
In aid of St. Joseph's College, Summerhill, on Tuesday 11th December at 8pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland. Table of 4: €40. Students €5 each.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 13th December at 8pm in St. Anthony's Franciscan Friary, featuring Army Band, Tenor David Martin, Athlone A Cappella and Cór Scoil na gCeitre Máistrí. Compere: Ciarán Mullooly. Tickets €10 and available at the Castle Gift Shop and Cunningham's Pharmacy. The Samaritans are a totally voluntary organisation dedicated to befriending the anxious, lonely, the despairing and the suicidal or anyone who is troubled and just needs to talk to someone in complete confidence. They are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090.

Indoor Market
An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 15th December from 11am–5pm. New and used clothing for children and adults, household brick o brack, cosmetics, yummy cakes and buns, toys, jewellery and lots more. Tea, coffee and snacks available on the day. Free parking. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

Athlone Toastmasters Christmas Celebration
The next meeting of the renowned public speaking club of Athlone will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 8.15pm in The Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone. The club will also organise it’s Christmas celebration that evening with Finger Foods & Refreshments available. Please feel free to visit www.athlonetoastmasters.org or contact Martina 087-3296366 or martinabreen@mac.com for further details. There is no need to be a member to attend. All welcome, just walk in and enjoy.

Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Will be held in the mental Health Day Centre, Gentex Complex, on Wednesday 12th December from 10.30am-12.30pm. Your support would be much appreciated.

Art Auction & Sale
Athlone Community Radio invites you to an Art Auction & Sale on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm in their studios at the Business Development Centre, Parnell Square. You and your friends are welcome to join them for wine and cheese.

Parish Ministry
Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul are looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Altar Servers. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact the Parish Office in Drum 090-6437125 or in Athlone 090-6492171 or call to the Sacristy.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 2nd December 2012

An Chéad Domhnach den Aidbhint
First Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 1st 8pm: John & Margaret McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 2nd 10am: Deceased members of the Lennon Family, Clonellan
Tuesday 4th 7pm: Mary O’Neill, Summerhill
Wednesday 5th 7pm: Paddy Nicholson, Kilmacormack
Thursday 6th 7pm: Tommy Brien, Creggane
Friday 7th 8pm: Johnny Harney, Crannaghmore
Saturday 8th 10am (Holy Day): Phil Cobbe (née Bannon), Westport and formerly Newtown, Bealnamulla
Saturday 8th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 9th 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg

Drum Collections
Sunday 25th November: €1,185.00.
Church Windows Fund: €406.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 2nd 11am: P.J. & Mossy Curley and deceased family members
Sunday 9th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine

Clonown Collections
Sunday 25th November: €153.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €149.00.

Féile Mhuire gan Smál
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday 8th December is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil (Friday) 8pm, Saturday 10am.
-Clonown: Thursday 11am.
-Ss Peter & Paul's Church: Vigil (Friday) 6.30pm, Saturday 9.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm.

Baptism
Brian Alexander Corcoran
Callum Liam Murray
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Rest in Peace
Mary Flynn, Creggane, Clonown
Delia Murray, Runnymeade, Ahascragh (mother of Mary Naughten, Ardkeenan)
Mora Minogue, St. Peter Terrace, Athlone
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Advent Prayer Group
Meeting every Tuesday during Advent at the following times and venues:
10.15am in Tearmann Micheál, The Docks;
8pm in the Presbytery, Deerpark Road;
8pm in Monksland Community Centre;
After 7pm Mass in Drum Church (Rosary and Benediction for all the sick of the parish and those who have lost a loved one during the year).
All are welcome.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting in Drum Community Centre on Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm. All members requested to attend.

St. Aloysius' Bowling Night
The Parents Association are holding a Bowling night in aid of St. Aloysius' College on Saturday 8th December at 8pm in Athlone Leisure World, Grace Road. Adult and student teams welcome. Please support.

Drum Active Age Christmas Party
Drum Community Care invite all Senior Citizens to their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Sunday 9th December commencing at 3pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour for Advent in St. Brigid's Church, Drum on Wednesday 12th December at 8pm.

St. Vincent de Paul
Annual flag days take place on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December. Church gate collections take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December. Please give generously. Anyone with an hour to spare can contact 090-6444041 to help out with the flag days. Thank you.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 13th December at 8pm in St. Anthony's Franciscan Friary, featuring Army Band, Tenor David Martin, Athlone A Cappella and Cór Scoil na gCeitre Máistrí. Compere: Ciarán Mullooly. Tickets €10 and available at the Castle Gift Shop and Cunningham's Pharmacy. The Samaritans are a totally voluntary organisation dedicated to befriending the anxious, lonely, the despairing and the suicidal or anyone who is troubled and just needs to talk to someone in complete confidence. They are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090.

Parish Ministry
Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul are looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Readers and Altar Servers. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact the Parish Office in Drum 090-6437125 or in Athlone 090-6492171 or call to the Sacristy.

Dates for your Diary
Confirmation and First Holy Communion 2013
St. Brigid's Church, Drum
-Confirmation for Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools on Tuesday 14th May at 4pm
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone
-Confirmation for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Tuesday 14th May at 11am
-Confirmation for Cloonakilla, Summerhill and Clonown schools on Wednesday 15th May at 11am
-Communion for Cloonakilla N.S. on Saturday 11th May
-Communion for St. Peter's and Dean Kelly schools on Saturday 18th May
-Communion for Summerhill N.S. on Saturday 25th May

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 25th November 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Sr. Margaret Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 25th 10am: Thomas Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 25th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Monday 26th 7pm: Mass for the faithful departed with the rosary and benediction for all the sick and the deceased of the parish
Wednesday 28th 7pm: Patrick Caulfield, Summerhill
Thursday 29th 7pm: Annie Mitchell (mother of Nora Seery, Clonellan)
Saturday 1st 8pm: John & Margaret McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 2nd 10am: Deceased members of the Lennon Family, Clonellan

Drum Collections
Sunday 18th November: €767.00.
Church Windows Fund: €385.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family
Sunday 2nd 11am: P.J. & Mossy Curley and deceased family members

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

Baptism
Alex Dillon Sheppard
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

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

Confirmation Programme
A meeting for the parents of the Confirmation group from Cornafulla and Ardkeenan schools will be held on Thursday 29th November in Drum Parish Hall at 8pm.

Confirmation 2013
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone: Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 11am.
St. Brigid's Church, Drum: Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 4pm.

First Holy Communion 2013
Please note the dates for Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone:
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.

Advent Prayer Group
Meeting every Tuesday during Advent at the following times and venues:
10.15am in Tearmann Micheál, The Docks;
8pm in the Presbytery, Deerpark Road;
8pm in Monksland Community Centre.
All are welcome.

St. Aloysius' Bowling Night
The Parents Association are holding a Bowling night in aid of St. Aloysius' College on Saturday 8th December at 8pm in Athlone Leisure World, Grace Road. Adult and student teams welcome. Please support.

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.

Used Stamps
Fr. John, on behalf of St. Patrick's Missionary Society, would like to acknowledge the kind gift of used stamps that were sent to Kiltegan recently. The money raised from the sale of used stamps will amplify the Catechist Fund which is used to help growth in faith, through teachers of religion. In the coming months, parishioners are invited to leave used stamps at the church for Fr. John or Fr. Seán.

Cairde Nua
Parenting Alone Support Group every Tuesday morning at 10.30am in Monsignor McCarthy Complex, Battery Heights.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 18th November 2012

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.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 11th November 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 10th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 11th 10am: John McManus and parents Mai & Park, Nure
Monday 12th 8pm: Commitment ceremony for First Holy Communion children
Tuesday 13th 7pm: Maura Durney, Cornafulla
Wednesday 14th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 15th 7pm: Patrick & Mary Egan, Clonark
Friday 16th 7pm: Oliver Nicholson, Cornafulla South
Saturday 17th 8pm: Kathleen Harney (formerly of Rooskey) and deceased family members
Sunday 18th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan

Drum Collections
Thursday 1st November: €320.00.
Church Windows Fund: €187.00.
Sunday 4th November: €1,637.00.
Church Windows Fund: €474.88.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning
Sunday 18th 11am: Bridget Flynn and deceased members of the Shine family

Clonown Collections
Sunday 4th November: €246.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €131.00.

Monksland Area Mass
Mass for Holy Souls will be held on Tuesday 13th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Rest in Peace
Philomena Cobbe (née Bannon), Westport, Co. Mayo (sister of Frances Watson, Bealnamulla)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Baptism
Ella Gemma Shrahan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Rosary
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 11th November at 3.30pm

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Most sincere thanks to all who supported in any way their recent coffee morning, cake sale and sale of work in Drum Parish Hall. Total amount raised for our missionaries was €2,380.88.

Thank You
The County Roscommon Association supporting people with special needs wish to thank the people of Drum and Clonown for supporting their recent Church Gate Collection. The sum of €1,405 was raised and they are most grateful.

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.

Defence Forces Mass
The annual Mass for deceased members of the Defence Forces will be held in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Tuesday 13th November at 11am. Celebrant: Christopher Jones, Bishop of Elphin. Everyone welcome.

St. Joseph's Football Club Table Quiz
Table quiz in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland on Thursday 15th November starting at 9pm. Lots of spot prizes on the night. Pleas eupport.

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).

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.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
Envelopes will be distributed during the month of November for the maintenance of the graveyard. Your support for this Annual Collection will be greatly appreciated.

November Envelopes
Are available at the back of the church for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 4th November 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Michael McManus
Sunday 4th 10am: Michael McManus, St. Coman's Park
Sunday 4th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Monday 5th 7pm: Joe & Emma Glynn, Crannaghmore
Tuesday 6th 7pm: Mary Kelly, Clonbulia
Wednesday 7th 7pm: Liam Naughten and deceased family members, Ardkeenan
Thursday 8th 7pm: Thomsie Murray, Gorrynagowna
Friday 9th 7pm: Dinny Owen McManus, Dugra
Saturday 10th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 11th 10am: John McManus and parents Mai & Park, Nure

Drum Collections
Sunday 28th October: €1,023.00.
Church Windows Fund: €535.00
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 4th 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 11th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning

Clonown Collections
Sunday 28th October: €250.00.

Rest in Peace
Teresa Madden, USA and Curraghaboy (sister of John Kelly, Curraghaleen)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Baptism
Harry David Martin
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

Rosary
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 4th November at 10.45am
Cornamagh Cemetery: Sunday 4th November at 3.30pm
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 11th November at 3.30pm

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 4th November at 11am, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Pieta House Presentation
The committee of the sponsored cycle from Johnstown to Galway that took place on 25th August will present a cheque to Pieta House suicide awareness at Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown on Sunday 4th November at 2pm. All are welcome to attend, particularly those who helped in anyway by cycling or supporting the cycle.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting will take place in Drum Community Centre on Tuesday 6th November at 8.30p.m. All members are requested to attend.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
Envelopes will be distributed during the month of November for the maintenance of the graveyard. Your support for this Annual Collection will be greatly appreciated.

November Envelopes
Are available at the back of the church for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

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).

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 28th October 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 27th 8pm: Christy McManus, Manchester and Thornhill (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 28th 10am: Pauline Watson, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack
Tuesday 30th 7pm: Julia Costello
Wednesday 31st 8pm: Ronan Mulligan, Taylorstown
Thursday 1st 11am: All Saints' Day - Fr. John Joe & Marty Downey and Mary Daly
Friday 2nd 7pm: All Souls' Day - Mass for the Faithful Departed
Saturday 3rd 10.30am: Margaret Curley, Clonellan (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Michael McManus
Sunday 4th 10am: Michael McManus
Sunday 4th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Drum Collections
Sunday 21st October: €1,253.00.
Church Windows Fund: €413.00
Donation for Windows: €200.00
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 28th 11am: Laurence & Rose Shine and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll
Thursday 1st 8pm: All Saints' Day
Friday 2nd 8pm: Stephen, Annie & Patrick Fallon and deceased family members
Sunday 4th 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll

Clonown Collections
Sunday 21st October: €162.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €180.00.

Rest in Peace
Sr. Mercy Watson, Dún Mhuire, Lyster Street (sister of Pat Watson, Bealnamulla)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Joanne Dowd & Austin Lennon, Leanne Hogg & Tom Walshe and Edel Henry & Stephen Nash on their recent weddings.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets cost €10 per adult or €25 for a family ticket. Raffle and prizes on the night.

Parish Novena
Parish Novena
Continues until Tuesday 30th October. Full programme attached (click image to open).

Rosary
In Drum Cemetery on Sunday 4th November at 10.45am.

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 4th November at 11am, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Pieta House Presentation
The committee of the sponsored cycle from Johnstown to Galway that took place on 25th August will present a cheque to Pieta House suicide awareness at Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown on Sunday 4th November at 2pm. All are welcome to attend, particularly those who helped in anyway by cycling or supporting the cycle.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
Envelopes will be distributed during the month of November for the maintenance of the graveyard. Your support for this Annual Collection will be greatly appreciated.

November Envelopes
Are available at the back of the church for those who wish to have their deceased relatives and friends prayed for during the month of November.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 21st October 2012

Domhnach Domhanda na Misean
Mission Sunday

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 20th 8pm: Paddy & Bridie Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 21st 10am: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan
Tuesday 23rd 8pm: Parish Novena
Wednesdau 24th 7pm: Private Intention
Thursday 25th 8pm: Parish Novena
Saturday 27th 10.30am: Ardnanure, Clonrulla & Curraghaleen Station Mass in the home of Michael & Rosemary Grenham
Saturday 27th 8pm: Christy McManus, England & Manchester (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 28th 10am: Pauline Watson, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack

Drum Collections
Sunday 14th October: €1,053.72.
Church Windows Fund: €429.00
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 21st 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Ballinaculla
Sunday 28th 11am: Laurence & Rose Shine and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll

Clonown Collections
Sunday 14th October: €162.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €225.00.

Baptism
Zarah Ellen Dolan
Naoise Mary Dolan
Hayden Mary Hickey
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Parish Novena
Parish Novena
Novena from Monday 22nd to Tuesday 30th October in the 3 churches of the parish. Full programme attached (click image to open). Please note that the Novena will be held in Drum on Thursday at 8pm and not on Friday as advertised.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed. Tickets cost €10 per adult or €25 for a family ticket. Raffle and prizes on the night. For further information, please contact Ann Dunning 087-2261096, Paul Curley 086-3349585 or any committee member. Please get your tickets early as we had a full house last year!

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
Envelopes will be distributed during the month of November for the maintenance of the graveyard. Your support for this Annual Collection will be greatly appreciated.

Diamond Jubilee of the Bell Circle Draw
Dean Crowe held the first Bell Circle draw on Monday 21st October 1952. it has been going strong ever since. The Parish would like to thank all the promoters and subscribers who have supported the Bell over the past 60 years.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 14th October 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 13th 8pm: Pat & Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Sunday 14th 10am: Mary Ann Lennon, Meehambee
Tuesday 16th 7pm: Johnny Dunning (Jnr.), Ardkeenan
Wednesday 17th 7pm: John & Ellen Lennon and deceased family members, Kilmacormack
Thursday 18h 11am: Clonark Station Mass in the home of Tom & Rena Curley
Thursday 18th 7pm: Brian Murray, Crannaghmore
Friday 19th 7pm: James & Mary Ward and deceased family members, Gorrynagowna
Saturday 20th 8pm: Paddy & Bridie Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 21st 10am: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan

Drum Collections
Sunday 7th October: €1,111.90.
Church Windows Fund: €525.00
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 14th 11am: Bernadette Molloy and her father Jack Dunning
Sunday 21st 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Ballinaculla

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

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 18th October at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All welcome.

Baptism
Aoife Olivia Fallon
Lauren May McDonnell.
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Drum Clonown Community Games
The AGM of Drum/Clonown Community Games took place on Wednesday 3rd October. Due to the lack of response from parents, it has been decided by the present committee that activities next year will have to be curtailed to Athletics and Swimming. A special meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 17th October at 8.30pm upstairs in the Clubhouse, Johnstown for parents who wish to get involved in the organizing of some spring events. All are welcome to attend.

Pieta House
Presentation of monies for Pieta House takes place on Thursday 18th October at 9pm in Connaughton's Pub, Clonark. Hope to see you all there.

Indoor Market
An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 20th October from 11am-6pm. Racks packed with pre-loved delights and fabulous new creations from local people. Fun things for the kids and tasty treats for the young and old. Bring the family for a fun day out and bag yourself a great bargain. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

Golden Millar Restaurant
Official launch of the evening menu (every Friday & Saturday from 5.30-9.30pm) at the Golden Millar Restaurant, Ballydangan, incorporating presentation of Bord Fáilte approval award, will take place on Saturday 20th October. Music on the night by Shannagolden.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
Variety Show in Clonown Community Centre on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October at 8pm with local talent and Moore Variety Group. Two nights entertainment not to be missed.

Monksland TidyTowns
As part of Roscommon Social Inclusion Week, Monksland TidyTowns are holding an information evening in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday 16th October at 8.30pm. Light refreshments served. Everyone welcome.

Thank You
Most sincere thanks to the committee and all who helped and supported the recent Westside Story Fashion Show. A total of €3,183.75 was donated towards Ss. Peter & Paul's Church Restoration Fund.

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.

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.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 7th October 2012

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.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 30th September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 29th 8pm: Patrick & Anne Cunniffe, Clonellan
Sunday 30th 10am: Michael, Sarah & Teresa Keena, Cornafulla, also Mary & Bernard Gillick
Tuesday 2nd 7pm: Laurence & Lily Coyle, Crannaghbeg
Wednesday 3rd 7pm: Sr. Veronica, Michael, Julia and Patrick Lennon, Clonellan
Thursday 4th 7pm: Pat Kilroy, Clonbullia (Month’s Mind)
Friday 5th 7pm: Martin McManus, Clonrulla
Friday 5th 8pm: Southhill/Rockfield Station Mass in the home of Pat & Anne Glynn
Saturday 6th 10am: Maura Smith, Clonark (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 6th 8pm: Willie Berrigan, Clonark
Sunday 7th 10am: Mary McGlone, Kilmacormack

Drum Collection
Sunday 23rd September: €1,192.22.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 30th 11am: John, Kate & Mike Gavin, Cappaghmore
Friday 5th 8pm: Seán Boyle and deceased family members
Sunday 7th 11am: Jack Ward, Curraghnaboll

Clonown Collections
Sunday 23rd September: €236.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €196.00.

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.

Thank You
Roscommon Disability Support Group would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Church Gate Collection on August 11th and 12th. The amount raised in Drum was €409.48.

Westside Story Fashion Show
In aid of Ss. Peter & Paul's Church Restoration Fund. Thursday 4th October in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, pre-show entertainment at 7pm followed by fashion show at 8pm. Tickets €10 on sale from The Arcade, Kadee, Cut & Shape, Pearse Street.

Ranganna Gaeilge
Ranganna comhrá Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta, dé Céadaoin ag 8.00i.n. in Áras Chiaráin, Plás Mhuire, Baile Átha Luain.
Irish conversation classes for adults, Wednesday at 8.00pm in St. Ciarán's House, St. Mary's Place, Athlone.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 090-6437125 to arrange a date.

Permanent Deacons
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married and single men who may feel celled to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme will begin in November 2012. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contact the Director of Permanent Diaconate, St. Mary's, Sligo, phone 071-9162670 or visit www.elphindiocese.ie under Vocations section. Closing date for applications is Friday 19th October 2012.

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.

Bridge for Beginners
Classes commencing on Thursday 4th October 10.30am-12.30pm in the Hodson Bay Hotel. Contact Larry at 086-1607913.

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,

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sunday 23rd September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Michael & Bridie Naughton, Culfatha and Taughmaconnell
Sunday 23rd 10am: Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Tuesday 25th 7pm: Charles Lennon and deceased family members, Belrea
Wednesday 26th 7pm: Mass for Private Intention
Thursday 27th 7pm: Thomas & Mary Ellen Lennon and deceased family members, Cornafulla North
Friday 28th 7pm: Michael John McManus and deceased family members, Drumpark
Friday 28th 8pm: Taylorstown Station Mass in the home of Paddy & Sarah Seery
Saturday 29th 10.30am: Doohan Station Mass in the home of Francis & Ann Naughton
Saturday 29th 12pm: Michael O’Loughlin (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 29th 8pm: Patrick & Anne Cunniffe, Clonellan
Sunday 30th 10am: Michael, Sarah & Teresa Keena, Cornafulla, also Bernard Gillick

Drum Collection
Sunday 16th September: €1,470.80.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 23rd 11am: Kathleen and Sonny Cunningham
Sunday 30th 11am: John, Kate & Mike Gavin, Cappaghmore

Clonown Collections
Sunday 16th September: €157.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €142.00.

Rest in Peace
Eithne Coyle, Clonbrusk, Athlone (mother of Bernard Coyle, Lisdillure)
Phil Gurein, Salthill, Galway (mother of Fionnuala Harney, Thomastown)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

St. Brigid's Church
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. The cost of the work will be €45,000 and the diocese has approved an interest-free loan, which will be repaid through a second collection to 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.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 090-6437125 to arrange a date.

Summerhill Fun Run/Walk
On Thursday 27th September at 1.30pm. Sponsorship cards available from St. Joseph's College (secondary school). Spot prizes for best fancy dress and for most sponsorships. Please support.

Ranganna Gaeilge
Ranganna comhrá Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta, dé Céadaoin ag 8.00i.n. in Áras Chiaráin, Plás Mhuire, Baile Átha Luain.
Irish conversation classes for adults, Wednesday at 8.00pm in St. Ciarán's House, St. Mary's Place, Athlone.

Indoor Market
Calling all bargain hunters near and far! An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 29th September 11am-6pm. Racks packed with pre-loved delights and fabulous new creations from local people. Fun things for the kids and tasty treats for the young and old. Bring the family for a fun day out and bag yourself a great bargain. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

Athlone Cancer Support Services
Commences on Friday 28th September and will run every second Friday from 10am-1pm. The services are free and strictly confidential. Open to both male and female. Youths 16 years or younger wishing to avail of this service must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: St. Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone. Further details contact Maureen 085-1461048.

Permanent Deacons
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married and single men who may feel celled to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme will begin in November 2012. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contact the Director of Permanent Diaconate, St. Mary's, Sligo, phone 071-9162670 or visit www.elphindiocese.ie under Vocations section. Closing date for applications is Friday 19th October 2012.

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.

Bridge for Beginners
Classes commencing on Tuesday 9th October in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm. For further information contact Denise at 086-1799800 or just come along on the night.

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,

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunday 16th September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th 8pm: Michael & Iris Carr and their daughter Elaine Steward
Sunday 16th 10am: Patrick & Teresa Murray, Culfatha
Tuesday 18th 7pm: Paddy, Mary Frances and Owen Shine, Kielty
Wednesday 19th 7pm: John & Mary Naughton, Clonellan
Thursday 20th 7pm: Dan & Lizzie Hynes, Drumlosh
Friday 21st 7pm: Tim Naughton, Newtown
Friday 21st 7.30pm: Creggane Station Mass in the home of Anne Seery
Saturday 22nd 11am: Clonellan Station Mass in the home of Phil & Anne Frances O’Neill
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Michael & Bridie Naughton, Culfatha and Taughmaconnell
Sunday 23rd 10am: Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack

Drum Collection
Sunday 9th September: €1,117.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 16th 11am: Paddy Geoghegan
Sunday 23rd 11am: Kathleen and Sonny Cunningham

Clonown Collections
Sunday 9th September: €186.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €180.00.

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 20th September at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All are welcome.

Rest in Peace
John Verdon, Bealnamulla
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Mary Dunning & Andrew Browne and Keira Kilroy & Alan Nolan on their recent weddings.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Hospice Coffee Morning
Coffee morning in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice on Thursday 20th September from 9.30am-1pm in Drum Community Centre. Please support this worthy cause.
Coffee mornings will also be held at Tearmonn Micheál (Sr. Bernard), The Docks from 10am-12pm and in Monksland Community Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm. Your support would be much appreciated.

Drum Heritage Group
Meeting on Thursday 20th September at 8.30pm in the Heritage Centre. All members requested to attend.

Drum Church Window Repairs
The stained glass windows in St. Brigid's Church, Drum are currently in a poor state of repair. Quotes were sought from various companies to carry out the work. At a public meeting in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 11th September, it was decided to award the contract to a company from Belfast who have carried out similar work at other churches in the diocese. The cost of the work will be €45,000 and an application has been made to the diocese for an interest-free loan over a four year period. It was also decided at the meeting to introduce a second collection at all weekend masses in the church in order to meet the repayments. Further details to follow.

Culture Night
Trad music, singing and dancing in Passionfruit Theatre on Friday 21st September at 7pm. Admission free. All welcome.

Developing Tourism in County Roscommon
Úna Bhán Tourism with the assistance of Roscommon LEADER Partnership invite those who have an interest in promoting tourism in the area to an informative presentation on Tuesday 17th September at 7pm in Drum Heritage Centre delivered by two experts in their field, focused on developing and marketing tourism in the County. The presentations will be on ‘An Overview of Roscommon’s Cultural Heritage, including access & legal issues’ delivered by Nollaig Feeney, Roscommon Heritage Officer and ‘Roscommon’s Natural & Wildlife Heritage’ delivered by Michael Bell. A series of interesting and informative Training Modules will take place in various locations around the County over the next couple of months to provide important tools to assist in developing tourism product. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Golden, Úna Bhán Tourism on 071-9663033 or unabhan@indigo.ie or Una Doris, Roscommon LEADER Partnership at una@ridc.ie or attend the presentation on Tuesday 17th September at 7pm in Drum Heritage Centre.

Drum Art Group
Monday mornings at 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome. For further information contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. Contact Michael 090-6494425 or 083-0030902 Monday-Friday 6-10pm.

Athlone Cancer Support Services
Commences on Friday 28th September and will run every second Friday from 10am-1pm. The services are free and strictly confidential. Open to both male and female. Youths 16 years or younger wishing to avail of this service must be accompanied by an adult. Venue: St. Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone. Further details contact Maureen 085-1461048.

Indoor Market
Calling all bargain hunters near and far! An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 29th September 11am-6pm. Racks packed with pre-loved delights and fabulous new creations from local people. Fun things for the kids and tasty treats for the young and old. Bring the family for a fun day out and bag yourself a great bargain. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

Creative Writing Workshops for Children
6-week workshops for 8-12 year olds on Saturday mornings from 11am-1pm starting 6th October in Venue4, Bastion Street, Athlone. Cost: €85 (with concession for siblings). Contact Niamh 086-3623971 for more information and to book a place.

Social Dancing Classes
Starting in Glesson's, The Square, Roscommon on Friday 28th September. Beginners 8-9pm, Improvers 9-10pm with dancing after from 10-11pm. No partners needed, €8 per class. All are welcome. Further details contact Padraig at 087-1812248.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 6437125 to arrange a date. This is a lovely tradition which has been passed down through generations in our parish but would seem to be in decline in recent times. Perhaps you would consider hosting the station mass for your area to ensure the tradition continues for another generation.

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.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Clann na nGael Notes

Important Notices
Minor board meeting Tuesday evening in Johnstown at 8:30. Full attendance is required as most leagues and championships are drawing to a close.
Please note the change in time of the SFC game on Sunday from 3.30pm as previously advertised to 3pm.

Club Lotto
Numbers drawn on Sunday 9th September 2012: 9, 13, 19, 20. No winner of €2,400. There was one 'match 3’ winner, Joe Fallon, receiving €200. Next week's jackpot €2,600 and the draw will be held in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland.

Torthaí
Ladies Intermediate Championship County Semi-Final
Clann na nGael 3-10 (19) Éire Óg 0-05
U-14 Girls
Clann na nGael 8-11 (35) St. Croan's 0-05
U16 Boys Championship County Semi-Final
Clann na nGael 2-19 (25) Padraig Pearses 3-02 (11)
Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael 1-12 (15) Oran 0-16
U14 Boys League Semi-final
Clann na nGael 1-09 (12) Padraig Pearses 1-11 (14)
U12 Boys League Group F
Clann na nGael 2-11(17) Roscommon Gaels 3-01 (10)
U12 Boys Group A
Clann na nGael 5-15 (30) Padraig Pearses 2-03 (9)
U12 Boys Group F
Clann na nGael 4-08 (20) Padraig Pearses 0-04

Clár Cluichí
Saturday 15 September
Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Finals: St. Michael's V Clann na nGael in Kilbride at 5.30pm.
Sunday 16 September
Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals: Elphin V Clann na nGael in Páirc de hÍde at 3pm.
Friday 5 October
U21 Championship: Clann na nGael v Roscommon Gaels in Johnstown at 8.30pm.
Saturday 20 October
U21 Championship: Naomh Caoimhin Caislean Riabhach v Clann na nGael in O'Rourke Park at 3pm.
Saturday 3 November
U21 Championship: Boyle v Clann na nGael TBC.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 9th September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 8th 8pm: Tony Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 9th 10am: Deceased of the Parish (Mass will be held in the cemetery, weather permitting)
Monday 10th 7pm: Mass for the Sick followed by Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday 11th 7pm: James & Frank Duffy, Clonark
Wednesday 12th 7pm: Pat Lennon, Clonbulia
Thursday 13th 7pm: Adrian, Denis & Mary Dolan, Curraghaleen
Friday 14th 7pm: Christy & Attracta Bigley, Summerhill
Saturday 15th 8pm: Michael & Iris Carr and their daughter Elaine Steward
Sunday 16th 10am: Patrick & Teresa Murray, Culfatha

Drum Collection
Sunday 2nd September: €940.00.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla
Sunday 16th 11am: Paddy Geoghegan

Clonown Collections
Sunday 2nd September: €138.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €157.00.

Rest in Peace
Pat Kilroy, Clonbulia
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Baptism
Hannah Antoinette Duignan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Jonathan Lennon and Deirdre Bannon on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Drum Art Group
Will be recommencing on Monday 10th September at the usual time of 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome. For further information contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. Contact Michael 090-6494425 Monday-Friday 6-10pm.

Athlone Half Marathon
Starting at St. Aloysius' College on Saturday 15th September at 11am. The route will follow Clonown Road, Creggane Road, R446 (old N6 Galway Road) and Coologorrif Road to finish back at St. Aloysius College. There will be some traffic restrictions between 11am-2pm. Further details see www.athlonehalfmarathon.com.

Indoor Market
Calling all bargain hunters near and far! An indoor market will be held in Drum Community Centre on Saturday 29th September 11am-6pm. Racks packed with pre-loved delights and fabulous new creations from local people. Fun things for the kids and tasty treats for the young and old. Bring the family for a fun day out and bag yourself a great bargain. Further information contact Catriona Conway at 087-3572715.

County Roscommon Primary Health Programme for the Traveller Community
An information morning will be held in Roscommon LEADER Partnership Offices, Roscommon Business Park on Monday 10th September at 10am.

Samaritans - Volunteers
Have you 3 hours per week to spare? Athlone Midlands Samaritans are holding an information evening for prospective new volunteers in Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday 11th September. For further information contact athlonesamsvolunteering@gmail.com

Parkinson’s Association
A local branch of the Parkinson’s Association has been set up in County Roscommon to provide information and support for Parkinson’s patients, their families, friends and carers. The first open meeting of the association takes place on Wednesday 12th September in Hannon's Hotel, Athlone Road, Roscommon at 7.30pm. Guest speaker will be the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse for the West of Ireland, Patrick Browne. All are welcome or for more information contact Anita on 087-6239139.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 6437125 to arrange a date. This is a lovely tradition which has been passed down through generations in our parish but would seem to be in decline in recent times. Perhaps you would consider hosting the station mass for your area to ensure the tradition continues for another generation.

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.

Mark Rohan Paralympics Homecoming
Congratulations to Mark Rohan from Ballinahown who won two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics. A homecoming for both Mark Rohan and Damien Shaw, also from Westmeath, is being organised for Tuesday 11th at 7pm in Ballinahown with entertainment and a parade through the village.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Clann na nGael Notes

Club Lotto
Numbers drawn on Sunday 2nd September 2012: 5, 10, 12, 25. No winner of €2,200. There were six 'match 3’ winners, each receive €35. Next week's jackpot €2,400 and the draw will be held in Monahan's Bar, Baylough.

Torthaí
Under 12 Group A
Clann na nGael 3-10 St. Ciarán's 3-06
Clann na nGael (1) 1-19 St. Dominics 2-09

U14 Girls Championship
Clann na nGael 7-11 St. Ciarán's 1-04
Clann na nGael 4-10 Shannon Gaels 1-14


Clár Cluichí
Friday 7 September
Mid South Junior B Football Championship: Clann na nGael V Oran in Lisnamult at 8pm.
Saturday 15 September
Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Finals: St. Michael's V Clann na nGael in Kilbride at 5.30pm.
Sunday 16 September
Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals: Elphin V Clann na nGael in Páirc de hÍde at 3.30pm.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 2nd September 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 1st 8pm: Maura Henry, Mount Florence
Sunday 2nd 10am: John & Annie Lennon, Creggane
Tuesday 4th 7pm: Special Intention
Wednesday 5th 7pm: Peter Harney, Rooskey
Thursday 6th 7pm: Tom Griffin, Rooskey
Saturday 8th 10.30am: Kathleen Nicholson, Cornafulla South (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 8th 8pm: Tony Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 9th 10am: Deceased of the Parish (Mass will be held in the cemetery, weather permitting)

Drum Collection
Sunday 26th August: €1,018.64.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 2nd 11am: Pat & Margaret Hynes, Togher
Friday 7th 8pm: Paddy & Bridie Egan, Cunny
Sunday 9th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla

Rest in Peace
Michael O’Loughlin, Rockfield
Maura Smith, Clonark and late of Kilmacoo, Athlone
Moira Kenny-Kerins, Four Mile House, Roscommon (sister-in-law of Helen Kerins and Gerard Macken, Lisdillure)
Annie Mitchel, Derrylissane, Menlough, Co. Galway (mother of Nora Seery, Clonellan)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Reilig an Droma - Drum Cemetery
Cemetery Sunday
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 9th September at 10am (weather permitting).

Baptism
Kevin Luke Timlin
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

Drum Art Group
Will be recommencing on Monday 10th September at the usual time of 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 6437125 to arrange a date. This is a lovely tradition which has been passed down through generations in our parish but would seem to be in decline in recent times. Perhaps you would consider hosting the station mass for your area to ensure the tradition continues for another generation.

Samaritans - Volunteers
Have you 3 hours per week to spare? Athlone Midlands Samaritans are holding an information evening for prospective new volunteers in Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm on Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th September. For further information contact athlonesamsvolunteering@gmail.com

Parkinson’s Association
A local branch of the Parkinson’s Association has been set up in County Roscommon to provide information and support for Parkinson’s patients, their families, friends and carers. The first open meeting of the association takes place on Wednesday 12th September in Hannon's Hotel, Athlone Road, Roscommon at 7.30pm. Guest speaker will be the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse for the West of Ireland, Patrick Browne. All are welcome or for more information contact Anita on 087-6239139.

County Roscommon Primary Health Programme for the Traveller Community
An information morning will be held in Roscommon LEADER Partnership Offices, Roscommon Business Park on Monday 10th September at 10am.

Roscommon VEC Adult Education Service
Are your thinking of a return to education? If you would like to improve your skills in communications, maths or computers, courses be held in Involve Centre, Monksland Business Park on Thursday 6th September 6–8pm, and Friday 7th September 11am–1pm. Courses are at FETAC Levels 1-3.

Help Needed!
Basket collectors needed for Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses in Drum. There is a monthly rota in place but we do not yet have anyone for September, October, November or January. Thanks to those who have already volunteered and a warm welcome to anyone else who is interested. Please contact Fr. Michael or Drum Parish Office 090-6437125.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Clann na nGael Notes

Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael 1-8 St. Dominic's 0-12
Clann na nGael third team had an unfortunate loss in the Junior B Mid South Championship on Friday last, conceding a lead in the closing minutes. It now leaves them needing a win over Oran in the last round to leave them with a chance of progressing to the final.
Clann team: Darragh Glynn, Andrew McNamara, Kevin Naughton, Shane McGarron, Patrick Harney, Cathal Kenny, Alan Shine, James Keegan, Thomas Harney, Donal Byrne (0-2), Ian Lacey, Owen Connaughton, James Farrell, Kieth O’Neill (0-3), Rian McNamara (1-3).

Ladies Intermediate Championship
Clann na nGael Ladies are awaiting their Intermediate championship semi-final having played all of their group games and remain undefeated. The semi-final may possibly be on September 7th if games in the other group are finished, and most likely against Padraic Pearse's or Éire Óg. Wishing all the best of luck to Peter Shine, Gerry Lennon and all involved.
Clann na nGael panel: Niamh Fallon; Ciara Fallon; Kathleen Doran-O’Rourke; Mary Duffy-Shine; Martina O’Brien; Rosa Shine; Mazz Sweeney; Aisling Egan; Eileen Goode; Kelly Killian; Michelle Harney-Nolan; Deirdre O’Neill; Caroline O’Neill; Kim Finlass; Ruth Finlass; Anna Shine; Aoibhin Golden; Ciara Quinn; Kayleigh Dunning; Saoirse McManus; Shauna Bannon; Orla O’Neill; Caoimhe Dunning; Sarah O’Sullivan; Aisling Lennon; Ashley-Rose Coyle; Blana Gately; Cathy Watson; Catlin Aloia.

Under 14
Clann na nGael received a walkover in the county semi-final against Roscommon Gaels last Thursday. They now meet Padraic Pearse's in the final. It will be the fifth meeting of these two sides this year so it promises to be a tight affair. Best of luck to Kevin Naughton and all involved.

Torthaí
Junior B Championship
Clann na nGael 1-8 St. Dominics 0-12
Under 16 Championship semi-final
Clann na nGael 0-10 Padraic Pearse's 1-7
Girls Under 14 Championship
Clann na nGael 6-11 Shannon Gaels 3-6Clann na nGael 2-12 St Croans 1-4

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Newsletter - Sunday 26th August 2012

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 25th 8pm: Bernie Kelly & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 26th 10am: Martha Donnellan, Moydrum and deceased members of the Connor family
Tuesday 28th 7pm: Kieran & Gretta Naughton, Crannaghmore
Wednesday 29th 7pm: John & Mary Fallon and deceased family members, Cornafulla South
Thursday 30th 7pm: Mass for the Holy Souls
Thursday 30th 8pm: P.T.A.A. Mass in Drum Parish Hall
Saturday 1st 11am: Sr. Bridie Macken (Month's Mind)
Saturday 1st 8pm: Maura Henry, Mount Florence
Sunday 2nd 10am: John & Annie Lennon, Creggane

Drum Collection
Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th August: €1,755.11.
Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur síntiúis seachtainiúla do chostas cothaithe an tséipéil.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 26th 11am: John, Bridget & Patrick Halligan, Collogorif
Sunday 3rd 11am: Pat & Margaret Hynes, Togher
Friday 7th 8pm: Paddy & Bridie Egan, Cunny

Clonown Collections
Sunday 19th August: €244.00.
Church Restoration Fund: €485.00.

Rest in Peace
John McManus, Dublin and formerly of Drumlosh
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Na Réadóirí
Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
Annual Mass and presentation of pins to our Golden and Silver Jubilarians will be held on Thursday 30th August at 8pm in Drum Parish Hall. All are welcome.

Cemetery Sunday
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 9th September at 10am (weather permitting).

Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Safe journey to all those from our parish and our diocese who are travelling to Lourdes this week.

Chilcare Courses
FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses at St. Joseph's College, Summerhill. Registration and information meeting on Monday 27th August at 11am.

Drum Art Group
Will be recommencing on Monday 10th September at the usual time of 10.30am in Drum Parish Hall. New members most welcome.

Help Needed!
Basket collectors needed for Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses in Drum. There is a monthly rota in place but we do not yet have anyone for September, October, November or January. Thanks to those who have already volunteered and a warm welcome to anyone else who is interested. Please contact Fr. Michael or Drum Parish Office 090-6437125.

Autumn Stations
Anyone who would like to host the stations in their home this autumn is asked to contact Drum Parish Office at 6437125 to arrange a date. This is a lovely tradition which has been passed down through generations in our parish but would seem to be in decline in recent times. Perhaps you would consider hosting the station mass for your area to ensure the tradition continues for another generation.

Samaritans - Volunteers
Have you 3 hours per week to spare? Athlone Midlands Samaritans are holding an information evening for prospective new volunteers in Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm on Monday 27th August, Thursday 6th September and Tuesday 11th September. For further information contact athlonesamsvolunteering@gmail.com

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Clann na nGael Notes

Senior Championship
Clann na nGael 1-18 Castlerea 2-8
Athlone Springs sponsored Clann na nGael senior team finished off the group stages of the senior championship with an emphatic victory over Castlerea to finish top of the group. Played in Johnstown in near perfect conditions it was the visitors who settled first when Nigel Dineen slotted over their first point. The same player followed up this with a well taken goal before Darren McDermot and Noel Curran kicked two more points. Clann were looking shaky in the early stages. Mark Shine settled them with a point however but Nigel Dineen fisted over for his second point to leave Clann trailing by six points again. Donie Shine pointed a free, Ronan Gavin fisted a great point and Cathal Shine fisted over another. Cathal kicked over another fine point before Jonathan Dunning reduced the gap to a single point with a fine point. Castlerea responded with a cracking goal by Noel Curran when he found space on the thirteen meter line. Alan Dunne kicked over a twenty meter free, before Cathal Shine received a long pass from Graham Pettit and levelled the game with a stunner of a goal. Castlerea replied with a point from Enda Kenny. Clann finished the first half the stronger though and points from Alan Dunne (2), Donie Shine, Enda Kenny and Matt Scally left the home side 1-12 to 2-5 ahead at the interval.
The second half started slower and Alan Dunne and Castlerea's Enda Kenny traded points. Jonathan Dunning and Ronan Curran traded two more points before Alan Dunne and Nigel Dineen traded two more points. Clann still led by four. Castlerea piled on the pressure but the Clann defence was not giving anything away. Jonathan Dunning and Alan Dunne kicked two more Clann points and Donie Shine finished off proceedings sending a long range free over the bar to leave the home support satisfied with a good weekend.
This rounded off a great weekend for the club with our first and second teams both straight into the quarter finals of their championships, the draw for which takes place on Sunday 2nd September at 6pm.
Clann na nGael team: Ronan O'Reilly; Niall McManus; Brian Goode; Darragh Egan; Ronan Gavin (0-1); Sean Walshe; Cathal Duignan; Donie Shine (0-3); Graham Pettit; Alan Dunne (0-6); Mark Shine (0-1); Matt Scally (0-1); Enda Kenny (0-1); Cathal Shine (1-2); Jonathan Dunning (0-3). Subs: Stephen Flynn (for B. Goode); David Flynn (for D. Egan); Ultan Harney (for (E. Kenny); Colin Nicholson (for C. Shine); Dara Shine (for M. Scally).

Intermediate Championship
Clann na nGael earned a quarter final slot, by finishing second in their group, following a dramatic draw in Coothall on Saturday evening.
Team: Joe Fallon; Ray Fallon; Eugene Pettit; Daniel Harney; Niall Shine; Liam Óg Naughten; Derrek Egan; John Harney; David Kelly; Rory McManus; David Henry; Phelim Lenihan; Ian Cooney; Darragh Lennon; Darragh Pettit. Subs used: Mark Connaughton; Niall Harney; Shane Gavin

New Sponsor
Clann na nGael would like to thank Eamon O'Rourke of O'Rourke Fireplaces, Glasson who have agreed to a sponsorship deal with us for the coming years.

Torthaí
Senior Football Championship - Group C
Clann na nGael 1-18 Castlerea St. Kevin's 2-8
Intermediate Football Championship - Group A
St. Michael's 1-10 Clann na nGael B 1-10
Under 14 Championship
Clann na nGael 4-8 Pádraig Pearse's 3-10
Minor League
Clann na nGael 3-14 Roscommon Gaels 0-9

Clár Cluichí
Tuesday 21 August
Under 16 Championship semi final: Clann na nGael v Padraic Pearses TBC
Friday 24 August
Mid South Junior B Football Championship: St. Dominic's v Clann na nGael in Knockcroghery at 7.15pm

Club Gear
New club gear is now available: polo shirt €25, hoodie €30, rain jacket €35. All are available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL etc. Gear on display in the clubhouse on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm and on Sunday mornings at 11am. Orders can be placed with Patricia 086-3512759 or with Ollie. Get in style – get the gear! Get togged out for the quarter finals!

Polo Shirt €25
Hoodie €30


Rain Jacket €35
Rain Jacket €35