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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 29th December 2013

Féile an Teaghlaigh Naofa
Feast of the Holy Family

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 28th 8pm: James Greene, Doohan
Sunday 29th 10am: Tom & Mary Hynes and deceased family members, Johnstown
Wednesday 1st 11am: People of the parish followed by Rosary for the Sick
Thursday 2nd 7pm: Tommy McDonnell, Clonark
Friday 3rd 7pm: Mary & Patrick Lennon, Ardkeenan
Saturday 4th 8pm: John & Margaret McManus, Johnstown
Sunday 5th 10am: John O’Neill, Clonellan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 29th 11am: John Dunning and his parents Michael & Delia, The Park
Sunday 5th 11am: Nancy Gaffey, Newtown

Rest in Peace
Kathleen Gaffey, Gorrynagowna
Elizabeth (Lily) Watson (née Bigley), Curraghboy and formerly of Creggane, Cornafulla
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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

Drum Parish Office
The office will be closed until 9.30am on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Baptismal Dates for 2014
Baptisms are now being held on Saturdays by appointment in St. Brigid's Church, Drum, and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 2pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone. To weeks notice should be given by calling to the Parish Office and completing a Baptismal Form.

Thank You
Ss. Peter & Paul's Parish Finance Committee wishes to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to the Restoration and ongoing maintenance of the church. This work would not have been possible without your help. The committee hope to reach their target with your continued support, and wish you a happy and peaceful new year.

Carers' Association
Now recruiting home care workers to provide in-home respite which is allocated to families. This respite was previously provided by way of a cash grant, but will now be provided by home care workers. It is hoped to form a panel of workers in every area in county Roscommon. To apply, please send your CV to Bernie Dowling, Carnagh, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Roscommon or bdowling@carersireland.com. FETAC Level 5 is a requirement, and you can apply if you are currently taking part in this training.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Mass Times

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

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

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

Amanna Aifrinn na Nollag

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

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

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

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 22nd December 2013

An Ceathrú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lá Nollag - Christmas Day
(25/12/2013)

Lá Fhéile Stiofáin - St. Stephen's Day
(26/12/2013)

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 21st 8pm: Elizabeth Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 22nd 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg
Tuesday 24th 9pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - People of the parish
Wednesday 25th 10am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Wednesday 25th 11.30am: Christmas Day Mass – People of the parish
Friday 27th 11am: Tommy Harney, Curraghaleen
Saturday 28th 8pm: James Greene, Doohan
Sunday 29th 10am: Tom & Mary Hynes and deceased family members, Johnstown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 22nd 11am: Margaret Shine, Drumlosh
Tuesday 24th 8pm: Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass
Wednesday 25th 11am: Christmas Day - Johnny Shine, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 29th 11am: John Dunning and his parents Michael & Delia, The Park

Rest in Peace
James Carty, Dysart (brother of Mary Grenham, Clonellan)
Kathleen Reilly, Mitchell's Terrace (mother of James Reilly, Ardkeenan)
Chris Duffy, Cork and formerly of Crancam, Drum
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Nollaig Shona
The priests of the parish would like to wish all their parishioners a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Drum Parish Office
The office will be closed from 12pm on Monday 23rd December until 9.30am on Thursday 2nd January 2014.

Senior Help Line
Ireland's only confidential listening service for older people provided by older people is open 365 days of the year. The help line is open every day over the Christmas and New Year holiday season from 10am-10pm. Don;t be alone - we are there. LoCall 1850-440-444 (call cost is no more than 30 cent).

Athlone Credit Union AGM
Monday 30th December at 8pm in the Radisson Hotel, Northgate Street.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 15th December 2013

An Tríú Domhnach den Aidbhint
Third Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 14th 8pm: Margaret Murray, Creggane
Sunday 15th 10am: Annie May Bruce, Curraghaleen
Monday 16th 7.30pm: Penetential Rite Ss. Peter & Paul's Church
Tuesday 17th 7pm: Kathleen Naughton, Thomastown
Wednesday 18th 8pm: Holy Hour
Friday 20th 7pm: Eileen Murray, Crannaghmore
Saturday 21st 8pm: Elizabeth Naughton, Clonark
Sunday 22nd 10am: Paddy & Elizabeth Halligan, Crannaghbeg

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 15th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members
Sunday 22nd 11am: Margaret Shine, Drumlosh

Rest In Peace
Agnes Carr (née Kelly), Kilteevan, Roscommon and Rooskey, Bealnamulla
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Baptisms
Maeve Patricia Browne
Luke Vincent Connaughton
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Penetential Rite
Including confessions in preparation for Christmas on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. A number of priests will be available for confessions.

Ardkeenan N.S. Christmas Concert
Will take place on Thursday 19th December at 6.30pm in Drum Parish Hall.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
Sincere thanks to the people of the parish for their generous support for the upkeep of the graveyard and particularly during their recent collection. The group wishes to acknowledge two very generous donations they received during this collection. These monies will help continue the good work that is being done by the committee and members of the group.

Drum IFA
Would like to thank everyone who attended and voted at the AGM. It was a great success.

Marathons4Muireann - Thank You
The organisers of Marathons4Muireann, Declan & Gina O’Flaherty, would like to sincerely thank the people of Drum, Clonown and surrounding areas for their extraordinary generosity during the Marathons4Muireann fundraising campaign. A total of €180,000.00 was raised in four months, which goes directly to three charities caring for severely disabled children and their families. This magnificent achievement would not have been possible without the exceptional support received from many individuals, small businesses and local communities - for that we say thank you.

Hospice Christmas Cards and Shine a Light
In aid of Mayo & Roscommon Hospice. Further details contact P.J. O’Brien at 086-8758483.

HSE Mental Health Practitioner
The HSE has launched a new free mental health service for Roscommon residents. The service is offered throughout Roscommon and is available at Monksland Primary Care Centre and in Roscommon Primary Care Centre.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 8th December 2013

An Dara Domhnach den Aidbhint
Second Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 7th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 8th 10am: Thomas Hynes, Drum Road
Monday 9th 7pm: Fr. John Joe Downey & Marty Downey
Thursday 12th 7pm: Patrick Dunning and deceased family members, Crannaghmore
Friday 13th 7pm: Michael & Mary Glynn, Crannaghmore - First Holy Communion Mass
Saturday 14th 8pm: Margaret Murray, Creggane
Sunday 16th 10am: Annie May Bruce, Curraghaleen

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 8th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine
Sunday 15th 11am: James & Mary Egan and deceased family members

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 12th December at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

Confirmation Dates 2014
St. Brigid's Church, Drum:
Thursday 5th June at 4pm for Cornafulla NS & Ardkeenan NS
Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone:
Thursday 5th June at 11am for St. Peter's NS & Dean Kelly NS
Friday 6th June at 11am for Cloonakilla NS and Summerhill NS

Drum Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Christmas Party for our senior citizens will take place on Sunday 8th December in the Athlone Springs Hotel commencing with Mass at 3pm. Anyone who did not receive an invitation please come along, you are most welcome.

First Holy Communion Programme
Mass will be held on Friday 13th December at 7pm in Drum Church. Children and parents of the First Holy Communion classes from Cornafulla, Ardkeenan and Summerhill national schools are invited.

Drum IFA
AGM and voting for IFA President election will take place on Monday 9th December at 9pm in Drum Parish Hall.

Hospice Christmas Cards and Shine a Light
In aid of Mayo & Roscommon Hospice. Further details contact P.J. O’Brien at 086-8758483.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 12th December at 8pm in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone. Featuring Army Band, Tenor David Martin, Athlone A Cappella and the Athlone Pipe Band. Compère: Cathal Murray of RTÉ. Tickets €10 and available at the Castle Gift Shop, Midland Sound Equipment and Cunningham's Pharmacy, Monksland. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090 in complete confidence.

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

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 1st December 2013

An Chéad Domhnach den Aidbhint
First Sunday of Advent

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 30th 8pm: Sr. Margaret Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 1st 10am: Irene & Ronan Mulligan, Taylorstown.
Tuesday 3rd 7pm: Private Intentions
Wednesday 4th 7pm: John & Mary Naughton, Clonellan
Thursday 5th 7pm: Owen & Kathleen Connaughton, Clonark
Friday 6th 7pm: John Harney, Crannaghmore
Saturday 7th 10.30am: Julia Ryan (Mother of Majella Glynn, Crannaghmore)
Saturday 7th 8pm: Patrick & Delia Moore, Meehambee
Sunday 8th 10am: Thomas Hynes, Drum Road

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 1st 11am: Mass
Friday 6th 8pm: Mary Flynn (1st Anniversary)
Sunday 8th 11am: Ned & Catherine Shine

Baptisms
Oisín Patrick Shrahan
Tadhg Michael Kelly
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Rest In Peace
Brendan McFadden, Dún Ard, The Batteries (father of Gabrielle McClean, Newtownflood)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Drum Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Christmas Party for our senior citizens will take place on Sunday 8th December in the Athlone Springs Hotel commencing with Mass at 3pm. Anyone who did not receive an invitation please come along, you are most welcome.

Samaritans Annual Christmas Concert
On Thursday 12th December at 8pm in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone. Featuring Army Band, Tenor David Martin, Athlone A Cappella and the Athlone Pipe Band. Compère: Cathal Murray of RTÉ. Tickets €10 and available at the Castle Gift Shop, Midland Sound Equipment and Cunningham's Pharmacy, Monksland. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day at 1850-609090 in complete confidence.

Waiting in hope - Ecumenical Prayers of Advent
You are invited to the Methodist Church, Northgate Street on Friday 6th December for tea and coffee and 11am, followed by a short Advent service led by Fr. Turlough Baxter, St. Mary's Church and Rev. Rosemary Lindsay, Athlone Methodist Church. Everyone welcome.

Change of Mass times
The Sunday Mass times in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church revert to the original times with effect from Sunday 1st December with 3 Masses on Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon. 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 24th November 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Thomas Naughton and parents Patrick & Mary, Clonark
Sunday 24th 10am: Kathleen Harney & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 24th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Tuesday 26th 7pm: Mass for the Faithful Departed
Wednesday 27th 7pm: James & Mary Henry, Clonellan
Thursday 28th 7pm: Maura Durney, Cornafulla North
Friday 29th 7pm: Paddy & Bridie Moore, Meehambee
Saturday 30th 10.30am: Agnes (Aggie) O’Brien, Creggane (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 30th 8pm: Sr. Margaret Lennon, Curryroe
Sunday 1st 10am: Irene & Ronan Mulligan, Taylorstown.

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 24th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family
Sunday 24th 11.45am: Rosary in Clonown Cemetery
Sunday 1st 11am: Mass

Baptisms
Cara Teresa Samuels
Fionn Martin Mulvihill
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Rosary
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 24th November after 10am Mass
Clonown Cemetery: Sunday 24th November after 11am Mass

Best Kept Cemetery
Congratulations to Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group who were awarded first place for best kept graveyard by Roscommon County Council. The award is well deserved and recognises the great work that is carried out by the group along with the support of the community. Envelopes for a collection towards the upkeep of the cemetery have been distributed to all homes in the parish and anyone wishing to contribute to the collection is asked to return the envelope to the church or parish office.

Bishop Ray Browne in Drum
We look forward to welcoming Bishop of Kerry, Most Rev. Ray Browne to St. Brigid's Church, Drum where he will celebrate the 10am Mass on Sunday, 1st December.

Who wants to be a Thousandaire?
Clann na nGael brings this hugely popular event to the Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland on Saturday 30th November. Contestants are drawn from the ticket sales and each contestant will play for €1000. Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased from any member of the club.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 17th November 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 16th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 17th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan
Monday 18th 7pm: Mass for the Faithful Departed
Tuesday 19th 7pm: Johnny Dunning Jr., Ardkeenan
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Patrick Murray, Culfatha
Friday 22nd 7pm: Una & Victor Fagg
Saturday 23rd 10.30am: Clonellan Station Mass in the home of Pat & Una Lennon
Saturday 23rd 8pm: Thomas Naughton and parents Patrick & Mary, Clonark
Sunday 24th 10am: Kathleen Harney & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 24th 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 17th 11am: Bridget Flynn and deceased members of the Shine family
Sunday 24th 11am: Louise Gavin and deceased members of the Byrne family
Sunday 24th 11.45am: Rosary in Clonown Cemetery

Baptisms
Dylan James Murray
Caoimhe Ann Kelly
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Karen Downey and Morgan Webb on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Rest In Peace
George Bannon, Bealnamulla
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Rosary
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 24th November after 10am Mass
Clonown Cemetery: Sunday 24th November after 11am Mass

Mass for the Deceased of the Parish
Mass for the repose of the souls of all who died during the year in our parish (Drum, Clonown and Athlone) will be celebrated in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church on Saturday 23rd November at 11am. All their families are invited to attend.

Clonown Table Quiz
Clonown Community Site Project table quiz takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday 21st November at 8pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Soccer Table Quiz
Table quiz in aid of St. Joseph's FC and Bealnamulla Ladies FC will be held on Friday 22nd November at 8.30pm in the Athlone Springs hotel. Entry €40 for table of 4. Please support you local soccer clubs.

Fundraising Coffee Morning
Saturday 23rd November from 10am - 12 noon at the Corner House Bistro, Mardyke Street, Athlone. Proceeds in aid of Ardkeenan N.S. All welcome, please support.

Kiltoom Drama Group
Special performance of 'Wake in the West' in aid of the Samaritans on Friday 22nd November at 8.30pm in Kiltoom Parish Hall, Ballybay.

Thank You
The County Roscommon Association supporting People with Special Needs wish to express their sincere thanks to all who supported and helped out at their Annual Church Gate Collection at both Drum and Clonown Churches. The sum of €1,365 was collected for which the committee are most grateful.

Congratulations
Congratulations to the children of Cornafulla, Ardkeenan and Summerhill national schools who took part in the Enrolment Ceremony for First Holy Communion last Wednesday night in Drum.

Offertory Envelopes
Will be distributed to households in the Parish during the next fortnight. If you are new to the area or 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.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 10th November 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 9th 8pm: Mike McManus, St. Coman's Park
Sunday 10th 10am: John McManus and his parents Mai & Pake, Nure
Tuesday 12th 7pm: Mary Kelly, Clonbulia
Wednesday 13th 7pm: Mass for the Faithful Departed
Thursday 14th 7pm: Deceased members of the Downey family, Moore South
Friday 15th 7pm: Oliver Nicholson and deceased family members, Cornafulla South
Saturday 16th 10.30am: Cornafulla South Station Mass in the home of Seán Lawless
Saturday 16th 8pm: Jim Nugent, Summerhill
Sunday 17th 10am: Gemma Henry, Clonellan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 3rd 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 10th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning
Sunday 17th 11am: Bridget Flynn and deceased members of the Shine family

Baptisms
Ella Rose Duke
Kate Maureen Loonam
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Rest In Peace
Bridie Feehily (née Murray), Kilgarve, Ballinasloe (sister of Baby Bohan and Willie Murray, Gorrynagowna)
Ray McGeehan, Marine View, Athlone (brother of John McGeehan, Clonark)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Rosary
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 10th November at 3.15pm

Book Launch
You and your family and friends are invited to the Hodson Bay Hotel on Sunday 10th November at 3pm where Tony McManus will launch the new book 'Roscommon Folk Tales' by Pat Watson with illustrations by Patricia Watson. Refreshments served. €2 from every book sold on the day will be donated to Pieta House.

Radio Rivals table quiz
Athlone Community Radio in conjunction with South Westmeath Hospice will host Radio Rivals, a table quiz with a difference in six different venues in Athlone on Thursday 14th November. If you would like to take part please contact 090-6490722, 087-1127949 or marketing@athlonecommunityradio.ie for further information or to book your team.

The Six Marys
Play written by Athlone native Jean Farrell, back by popular demand in Athlone Little Theatre on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November. Bookings contact 086-3899026.

Athlone Film Club
Showing 'Village at the End of the World' on Tuesday 12th November at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre. New members welcome.

Fashion Show
Athlone Musical Society's annual fashion show takes place on Friday 15th November in Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Doors open at 7.30pm. Wine reception on arrival and prizes for Best Dressed. Tickets €10 and are available on the door or from society members.

Change of Mass times - update
The Sunday Mass times in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church will revert to the original times with effect from the first Sunday of advent, 1st December with 3 Masses on Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 3rd November 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 2nd 8pm: All Souls' Day - Mass for the Faithful Departed
Sunday 3rd 10am: Thomas Murray, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 3rd 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery
Wednesday 6th 8pm: Holy Hour
Thursday 7th 7pm: Mass for the Faithful Departed
Friday 8th 7pm: Liam Naughton and deceased family members, Ardkeenan
Friday 8th 8pm: Clonbulia Station Mass in the home of Ann & Niall Clogher
Saturday 9th 8pm: Mike McManus, St. Coman's Park
Sunday 10th 10am: John McManus and his parents Mai & Pake, Nure

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 3rd 11am: Frank Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 10th 11am: Fr. Michael Dunning

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 7th November at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Brendan Lynch and Cathriona Lennon on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Baptisms
Charlie Francis McGrath
Emily Mairead Dolan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Rosary
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 3rd November at 10.45am
Cornamagh Cemetery: Sunday 3rd November at 3.15pm
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 10th November at 3.15pm

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 3rd November at 11am, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meeting will be held in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 5th November at 8.30pm. All members requested to attend.

Book Launch
You and your family and friends are invited to the Hodson Bay Hotel on Sunday 10th November at 3pm where Tony McManus will launch the new book 'Roscommon Folk Tales' by Pat Watson with illustrations by Patricia Watson. Refreshments served. €2 from every book sold on the day will be donated to Pieta House.

Radio Rivals table quiz
Athlone Community Radio has teamed up with South Westmeath Hospice to raise funds for these organisations. A monster table quiz called Radio Rivals will be held at 6 venues on Thursday 14th November. Teams cost €20 and questions will be broadcast live on Athlone Community Radio 88.4FM. Telephone 087-1127949 or 090-6490722 for further details.

The Six Marys
Play written by Athlone native Jean Farrell, back by popular demand in Athlone Little Theatre on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November. Bookings contact 086-3899026.

Céad Míle Fáilte
This week we welcome Fr. Jaroslaw Maszkiewicz as curate in our parish. Known as Fr. Jarek (pronounced Yarek), he is a priest of the Diocese of Warsaw in Poland and has been in Ireland since 2005. Fr. Jarek is replacing Fr. John McManus and will be living in the priest's residence, 10 Ashford, Monksland. Fr. Jarek can be assured of a very warm welcome to the Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul and we wish him every blessing and happiness in his ministry among us.

Change of Mass times - update
With the arrival of Fr. Jarek to the parish this week, there will now be 3 priests in the parish again. The Sunday Mass times in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church will revert to the original times with effect from the first Sunday of advent, 1st December with 3 Masses on Sunday: 9am, 10.30am and 12 noon.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 27th October 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 26th 8pm: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan
Sunday 27th 10am: Pauline, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack
Wednesday 30th 7pm: Frances Watson, late of Ardkeenan
Thursday 31st 8pm: Dinny Owen McManus, Dugra
Friday 1st 10am: All Saints' Day - Michael, Sarah & Teresa Keena, also Mary & Bernard Gillick
Saturday 2nd 8pm: All Souls' Day - Mass for the Faithful Departed
Sunday 3rd 10am: Thomas Murray, Gorrynagowna
Sunday 3rd 10.45am: Rosary in Drum Cemetery

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 27th 11am: Laurence & Rose Shine and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll
Friday 1st 8pm: All Saints' Day - Stephen, Annie & Patrick Fallon and deceased family members
Sunday 3rd 11am: Mass

Rest In Peace
Catherine (Kitty) Henson, Ballinasloe (sister of Eileen Lawless, Cornafulla)
Jimmy Kirwan, Chapel Street, Athlone (father of Margaret Shine, Clonown)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Lá na Naomh Uile
All Saints Day

Friday 1st November is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil (Thursday) 8pm, Friday 10am.
-Clonown: Friday 8pm.
-Ss Peter & Paul's Church: Vigil (Thursday) 6.30pm, Friday 9.30am, 6.30pm.

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 3rd November at 11am, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

Drum Active Age Group
An important meeting of the group will be held in Drum Parish Hall on Tuesday 29th October at 3pm to discuss the future of the group. New members are welcome and needed if it is to continue.

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.

Céad Míle Fáilte
This week we welcome Fr. Bonaventure Kamuli to our parish. Fr. Bon (as he prefers to be called) is a native of Tanzania and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mwanza. He was ordained on 17th December 2000 and he has a Master's Degree in International Communications from Dublin City University as well as several degrees in theology and communications on his native country. Fr. Bon will be working in the parish until the end of November this year. We are very privileged to have him in our parish and he can be assured of a very warm welcome.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 20th October 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 19th 8pm: Michael & Iris Carr, also daughter Elaine Stewart
Sunday 20th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla
Tuesday 22nd 7pm: John & Julia Kelly, Clonbulia
Wednesday 23rd 7pm: Sally Lennon, Kilmacormack
Thursday 24th 7pm: Brian Murray, Crannaghmore
Friday 25th 7pm: Christy McManus, Manchester & Thornhill
Friday 25th 8pm: Taylorstown Station Mass in the home of Willie & Angela Naughton
Saturday 26th 8pm: Eamon Griffin, Ardkeenan
Sunday 27th 10am: Pauline, Peter & Kathleen Watson, Kilmacormack

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 20th 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Drumlosh
Sunday 27th 11am: Laurence & Rose Shine and deceased family members, Curraghnaboll

Rest In Peace
Agnes O'Brien (née Keena), Craggane, Cornafulla
Michael (Mick) Brennan, Old Tuam Road, Monksland
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Muireann's Halloween Tea Party and Bake Sale
Takes place on Sunday 20th October from 2pm - 6pm in Drum Community Centre. Free entry. Lots of activity for all the family. Donations of cakes, bakes and prizes welcome. All proceeds to the 'Marathons4Muireann' campaign.

Concert of Hope and Inspiration
Performed by the Roscommon Summer Solstice Choir with guest performance by Baritone Darren O’Hara from Athlone and
international concert pianist Lupa Alvares. Free admission for all. This concert will take place on Sunday 20th October at 8pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone. Doors open from 7pm.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October at 8pm in Clonown Community Centre in aid of the Clonown Community Site Project. Tickets €10, family tickets €25. Two nights of entertainment not to be missed! A donation will be made to the Majella O'Donnell Cancer Appeal.

Drum Branch Apostolic Workers
Annual coffee morning, cake sale, sale of work and mission display in Drum Parish Hall on Sunday 3rd November at 11am, immediately following Rosary in cemetery at 10.45am. Please support our own missionaries at work in foreign countries.

A word of thanks
Thank you to all who helped in organising and supporting The Priests' Concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church recently. The concert was a great success. The Finance Committee hope to have proceeds in excess of €12,000 towards the church maintenance fund.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Recruiting volunteer workers to work in their Athlone shop. Do you have 3.5 hours spare per week and are you flexible? If so, contact 090-6444044.

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, or to revive the tradition if it has declined in your area/townland.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 13th October 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 12th 8pm: Pat & Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Sunday 13th 10am: Mary Ann & Tommy Lennon, Meehambee
Tuesday 15th 7pm: Thanksgiving – Private Intentions
Wednesday 16th 7pm: Ellen & John Lennon and deceased family members, Kilmacormack
Thursday 17th 7pm: Private Intentions
Friday 18th 7pm: Jim & Mary Ward and deceased family members, Gorrynagowna
Saturday 19th 8pm: Michael & Iris Carr, also daughter Elaine Stewart
Sunday 20th 10am: Martin McManus, Clonrulla

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 13th 11am: Bernadette Molloy and her father Jack Dunning
Sunday 20th 11am: Deceased members of the Dunning family, Drumlosh

Muireann's Halloween Tea Party and Bake Sale
Takes place on Sunday 20th October from 2pm - 6pm in Drum Community Centre. Free entry. Lots of activity for all the family. Donations of cakes, bakes and prizes welcome. Call Marese Ward Shine on 090-6494131 if you can help out. All proceeds to the 'Marathons4Muireann' campaign.

Concert of Hope and Inspiration
Performed by the Roscommon Summer Solstice Choir with guest performance by Baritone Darren O’Hara from Athlone and international concert pianist Lupa Alvares. Free admission for all. This concert will take place on Sunday 20th October at 8pm in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone. Doors open from 7pm.

Thank You
Fr. John McManus would like to thank most sincerely all who organised and attended his farewell function held recently. Thanks also to all those who sent cards and good wishes.

Clonown Community Fundraiser
On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October at 8pm in Clonown Community Centre in aid of the Clonown Community Site Project. Tickets €10, family tickets €25. A donation will be made to the Majella O'Donnell Cancer Appeal.

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, or to revive the tradition if it has declined in your area/townland.

McManus Gathering DVD
DVD of the recent McManus Gathering at Nure and Ardnanure now available at Drum Heritage Centre, weekdays 9.30am-2.30pm. Cost €10.

Card Game
Every Monday night at 9pm in Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown.

Permanent Diaconate
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme will begin in November 2013. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St. Mary's, Sligo on 071-9162670 or visit 'Vocations' on www.elphindiocese.ie. Final closing date for applications is Friday 18th October. The next intake of candidates will be in 2019.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 6th October 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 5th 8pm: Margaret Curley, Clonellan
Sunday 6th 10am: Willie Berrigan, Clonark
Monday 7th 7pm: Private Intentions
Tuesday 8th 8pm: Holy Hour
Wednesday 9th 7pm: John, Martin & Rita Kenny, late of Clontuskert
Friday 11th 7pm: Kitty Dunning and deceased family members, Drumlosh
Saturday 12th 10.30am: Nure, Drivera & Johnstown Station Mass in the home of Teresa McManus
Saturday 12th 8pm: Pat & Mary Ellen Duignan, Doohan
Sunday 13th 10am: Mary Ann & Tommy Lennon, Meehambee

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 6th 11am: Jack Ward, Curraghnaboll
Sunday 13th 11am: Bernadette Molloy and her father Jack Dunning

Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 10th October at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

Rest In Peace
Julia Ryan, Abbeyleix, Co Laois (mother of Majella Glynn, Crannaghmore)
Martin Grenham, Birmingham and formerly Moore South (brother of Tommy Grenham, Summerhill)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Baptism
Róisín Elizabeth Lawless
Edward John McNamara
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour on Tuesday 8th October at 8pm in St. Brigid's Church, Drum.

Harvest Collection
Envelopes are available at the back of all churches and should be returned next weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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, or to revive the tradition if it has declined in your area/townland.

McManus Gathering DVD
DVD of the recent McManus Gathering at Nure and Ardnanure now available at Drum Heritage Centre, weekdays 9.30am-2.30pm. Cost €10.

Card Game
Every Monday night at 9pm in Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.00am. All welcome.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. For bookings and enquiries contact Michael at 085-8712222 (weekday evenings).

Change of Mass times
Please note the revised Sunday Mass times in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, commencing this Sunday 6th October 2013. Mass will be at 10.00am and 11.30am on Sunday, while the Vigil Mass will continue to be at 6.30am on Saturday. Also, Baptisms will take place on Saturdays at 2pm in future.

Permanent Diaconate
The Diocese of Elphin is now accepting final applications from married and single men who may feel called to ministry as Permanent Deacons. The four year part-time training programme will begin in November 2013. For further information or a conversation around the topic please contact the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, St. Mary's, Sligo on 071-9162670 or visit 'Vocations' on www.elphindiocese.ie. Final closing date for applications is Friday 18th October. The next intake of candidates will be in 2019.

Harvest Service
Athlone Methodist Church invite you to their annual Harvest Service on this Sunday 6th October at 7.30pm. The preacher will be Fr. John Nally, Ballynacarrighy. Refreshments and chat afterwards.

Mental Health Awareness Week
PCI College presents a free workshop on Relationships and Mental Health in the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday 9th October at 6.30pm.

Athlone Little Theatre
Next production is the wonderful period drama ‘The Heiress’ set in New York society, running from Friday 11th to Friday 18th October at 8.30pm. Booking contact 6474324. All proceeds to St. Mel's Diocesan Trust in aid of their rebuilding of the Cathedral.

New Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise
The ordination of Fr. Francis Duffy as Bishop of the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise will take place in St Mary’s Church, Athlone at 3pm this Sunday 6th October. The church has served as a Pro-Cathedral for the diocese since the destruction of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford by fire in 2009.The ordination ceremony will be streamed live on the diocesan website www.ardaghdiocese.com and will be broadcast live on Shannonside Radio.

Masses in St. Mary's Church this weekend
Bishop Ray Browne, recently ordained Bishop of Kerry and native of Athlone, will be the celebrant of the 11.30am Mass in St. Mary's on Sunday 6th October. There will be no 12.45pm Mass in St. Mary's. The 6pm Mass will transfer to Coosan Church. These changes are being made to facilitate the Ordination ceremony at 3pm.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 29th September 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 28th 8pm: Michael & Bridie Naughton, Taughmaconnell
Sunday 29th 10am: Patrick & Anne Cunniffe, Clonellan
Wednesday 2nd 7pm: Private Intentions
Thursday 3rd 7pm: Sr. Veronica Lennon, her parents Michael & Julia, her brother Patrick, Clonellan
Friday 4th 7pm: Mary McGlone, Kilmacormack
Saturday 5th 10.30am: Ardnanure, Clonrulla & Curraghaleen Station Mass in the home of Paddy & Mary Dolan
Saturday 5th 8pm: Margaret Curley, Clonellan
Sunday 6th 10am: Willie Berrigan, Clonark

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 29th 11am: Special Intention
Friday 1st 8pm: Seán Boyle and deceased family members
Sunday 6th 11am: Jack Ward, Curraghnaboll

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour on Tuesday 8th October at 8pm in St. Brigid's Church, Drum.

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Sheila Naughton and Adam Campbell on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

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.

Church Gate Collection
The County Roscommon Association supporting People with Special Needs will hold their annual church gate collection this weekend 28-29 September at both Drum and Clonown churches. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Card Game
Every Monday night at 9pm in Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown.

Fleetfeet
Walking classes for 5 weeks starting Monday 30 September at 10am in Drum Community Centre and also on Thursday 3 October at 7.30pm in St. Aloysius sports hall. Cost €25 payable on the first day. Contact Deirdre on 087-7706609.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.00am. All welcome.

Computer Classes
Computer classes for beginners and intermediate, offered in Monksland. Free of charge to certain participants. Call Stephanie at Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board on 090-6634189 for more information.

Hip Hop Dance classes
Roscommon Sports Partnership are running Hip Hop Dance Classes in Monksland Community Centre on Wednesdays, from 6-7pm for 6-10yrs, from 7-8pm for 10-14yrs, cost €2. There will be adult fitness classes from 8pm, cost €3. For more information conctact 090-6630853.

Dance classes
Ultra-Flex School of Dance dance classes in Disco-Freestyle, Street Dance and Musical theatre every Friday in The Dancing Soul Monksland. Beginner classes every Friday from 2.45-3.30pm for 3-5years and 3.30-4.30pm from 7-12 years. Contact Emma @ (085)-2388591 for more information.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. For bookings and enquiries contact Michael at 085-8712222 (weekday evenings).

Date for your diary
Presentation social for Fr. John McManus will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm. Music by 'Something Different' and guests. Refreshments served and all are welcome.

Change of Mass times
The number of Sunday Masses in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church will be reduced from 3 to 2, commencing on Sunday 6th October 2013. Mass will be at 10.00am and 11.30am on Sunday, while the Vigil Mass will continue to be at 6.30am on Saturday. We regret this change. The decision was made by the Parish Pastoral Council due to the reduced number of priests in the parish following the appointment of Fr. John McManus as Parish Priest of Ballagh. He will not be replaced. Also, Baptisms will take place on Saturdays at 2pm in future.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 22nd September 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 21st 8pm: Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Sunday 22nd 10am: Teresa Murray, Coolfatha
Tuesday 24th 7pm: Pat Lennon, Clonbulia
Wednesday 25th 7pm: Frank Naughton, Doohan
Thursday 26th 7pm: Dan & Lizzie Hynes, Drumlosh
Friday 27th 7pm: Deceased members of the Lennon family, Cornafulla North
Friday 27th 8pm: Doohan Station Mass in the home of Willie & Bridie Harney
Saturday 28th 10.30am: Delia Curley, St. Coman's Park (Month's Mind)
Saturday 28th 8pm: Michael & Bridie Naughton, Taughmaconnell
Sunday 29th 10am: Patrick & Annie Cunniffe, Clonellan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 22nd 11am: Kathleen & Sonny Cunningham
Sunday 29th 11am: Special Intention

Holy Hour
There will be a Holy Hour on Tuesday 8th October at 8pm in St. Brigid's Church, Drum.

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.

Church Gate Collection
The County Roscommon Association supporting People with Special Needs will hold their annual church gate collection next weekend 28-29 September at both Drum and Clonown churches. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Card Game
Every Monday night at 9pm, recommencing Monday 23 September, in Clann na nGael Clubhouse, Johnstown.

Fleetfeet
Walking classes for 5 weeks starting Monday 30 September at 10am in Drum Community Centre and also on Thursday 3 October at 7.30pm in St. Aloysius sports hall. Cost €25payable on the first day. Contact Deirdre on 087-7706609.

Thank You
Rehab would like to thank most sincerely all who supported their recent church gate collections at Drum (€387) and Clonown (€155). Your support is greatly appreciated.

Golden Jubilee
Fr. Seán O'Dowd, SPS, is celebrating the golden jubilee of his priesthood this year (1963-2013). We congratulate Fr. Seán on his jubilee and thank God for his 50 years of dedicated service to the Church both as a missionary priest in Africa and here at home in Ireland, and in particular his work in this parish. Fr. Seán will celebrate the 12 noon Mass on Sunday 29th September and a small presentation will be made to him after Mass.

Computer Classes
Computer classes for beginners and intermediate, offered in Monksland. Free of charge to certain participants. Call Stephanie at Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board on 090-6634189 for more information.

Dance classes
Ultra-Flex School of Dance dance classes in Disco-Freestyle, Street Dance and Musical theatre every Friday in The Dancing Soul Monksland. Beginner classes every Friday from 2.45-3.30pm for 3-5years and 3.30-4.30pm from 7-12 years. Contact Emma @ (085)-2388591 for more information.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. For bookings and enquiries contact Michael at 085-8712222 (weekday evenings).

Date for your diary
Presentation social for Fr. John McManus will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm. Music by 'Something Different' and guests. Refreshments served and all are welcome.

Change of Mass times
The number of Sunday Masses in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church will be reduced from 3 to 2, commencing on Sunday 6th October 2013. Mass will be at 10.00am and 11.30am on Sunday, while the Vigil Mass will continue to be at 6.30am on Saturday. We regret this change. The decision was made by the Parish Pastoral Council due to the reduced number of priests in the parish following the appointment of Fr. John McManus as Parish Priest of Ballagh. He will not be replaced. Also, Baptisms will take place on Saturdays at 2pm in future.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 15th September 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 14th 8pm: Tony & Mary Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 15th 10am: Danny & Phyllis Dolan, Newtown
Tuesday 17th 7pm: Paddy, Mary & Owen Shine, Kielty
Wednesday 18th 7pm: Charlie Lennon and deceased family members, Belrea
Thursday 19th 7pm: William & Bridie Ward, also daughter Kathleen, Clonark
Friday 20th 7pm: Tim Naughton, Newtown
Saturday 21st 8pm: Tim & Nancy Lennon, Kilmacormack
Sunday 22nd 10am: Teresa Murray, Coolfatha

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 15th 11am: John, Kate & Mike Gavin, Cappamore
Sunday 22nd 11am: Kathelln & SOnny Cunningham

Baptisms
Evan James Kehoe
Aimee Maureen Walsh
Sam David Dolan
Céad míle fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Thank You
Thank you to all who attended the Mass in Drum Cemetery last Sunday. Special thanks to all those who helped with the preparations and participated in the ceremony, including members of Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group, choir, readers, eucharistic ministers, collectors, and all who helped in any way.

Hospice Coffee Morning
Coffee morning in aid of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice on Thursday 19th September from 9am-1pm in Drum Community Centre. The support of our community and local schools would be very much appreciated.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Computer Classes
Computer classes for beginners and intermediate, offered in Monksland. Free of charge to certain participants. Call Stephanie at Galway Roscommon Education & Training Board on 090-6634189 for more information.

Drum Community Centre
Sports hall and meeting rooms available for bookings. For bookings and enquiries contact Michael at 085-8712222 (weekday evenings).

Date for your diary
Presentation social for Fr. John McManus will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm. All are welcome. More details to follow.

Change of Mass times
The number of Sunday Masses in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church will be reduced from 3 to 2, commencing on Sunday 6th October 2013. Mass will be at 10.00am and 11.30am on Sunday, while the Vigil Mass will continue to be at 6.30am on Saturday. We regret this change. The decision was made by the Parish Pastoral Council due to the reduced number of priests in the parish following the appointment of Fr. John McManus as Parish Priest of Ballagh. He will not be replaced.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 8th September 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 7th 8pm: Peter Harney, Rooskey
Sunday 8th 10am: Deceased of the Parish (Mass will be held in the cemetery, weather permitting)
Tuesday 10th 7pm: Bridie Kelly (nee Connaughton), Boston and Clonark
Thursday 12th 7pm: Jimmy Lennon, Summerhill
Friday 13th 7pm: Maura Smith, Clonark
Saturday 14th 8pm: Tony & Mary Duignan and deceased family members, Clonbulia
Sunday 15th 10am: Danny & Phyllis Dolan, Newtown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 8th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla
Sunday 15th 11am: John, Kate & Mike Gavin, Cappamore

Marathons4Muireann - Thank You
Declan O'Flaherty wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the participants who took part in the run last Saturday. It was a huge success and raised over €10k in total! A special word of thanks to all the stewards and organisers, the local farmers and the entire community for supporting the event and making it run smoothly. Thanks also to Connaughton's of Clonark for donating the proceeds of their festival, and to Fr. Michael for all his assistance and encouragement.

Drum Heritage Group Meeting
Thursday 12th September at 8.30pm in the heritage centre. All members requested to attend.

Drum Foróige Club
Youth club will resume on Friday 13th September from 8–10pm in Drum Parish Hall. All young people between 12–18 years are most welcome. Any adults who would like to help out with the youth club can contact Joe Kelly at 087-2218656.

Epilepsy Ireland
Annual church gate collection will be held at Drum and Clonown churches on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 1st September 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 31st 8pm: Maura Henry, Mount Florence
Sunday 1st 10am: Paddy Murray, Curraghaleen
Tuesday 3rd 7pm: James & Frank Duffy, Clonark
Wednesday 4th 7pm: Patrick Kilroy, Clonbulia
Thursday 5th 7pm: Private Intentions
Friday 6th 7pm: John & Mary Fallon, also deceased family members, Cornafulla South
Saturday 7th 10.30am: Tony McManus, Thornhill (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 7th 8pm: Peter Harney, Rooskey
Sunday 8th 10am: Deceased of the Parish (Mass will be held in the cemetery, weather permitting)

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 1st 11am: Pat & Margaret Hynes, Oldtown
Friday 6th 8pm: Paddy & Bridie Egan, Cunny
Sunday 8th 11am: Paddy Dunning, Ballinaculla

Baptism
Fionn Seán McDonnell
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

Rest In Peace
Bridget (Delia) Curley (née Tully), St. Coman's Park
Teresa Fennell (née Reilly), 1 Parnell Square, Athlone
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Reilig an Droma - Drum Cemetery
Cemetery Sunday
Drum Cemetery: Sunday 8th September at 10am (weather permitting).

Drum I.C.A.
Monthly meetings resume on Tuesday 3rd September at 8.30pm in Drum Parish Hall (beside the cemetery). All members are requested to attend. Please note change of venue.

Parish Pastoral Council
Meeting on Tuesday 10th September in the Emmaus Room at 8pm. All members requested to attend.

Celebrating Grandparents in Knock
Sunday 8th September. Bus departs Ss. Peter & Paul's church at 10am. Booking essential. Please contact 086-1960256.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.30am. All welcome.

Drum Art Group
Recommencing on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 10.30am. New members most welcome. Further details contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Eucharistic Adoration
Please consider committing to a weekly hour of prayer. Adorers needed for Sunday 6pm, Monday 1pm, Thursday 12 noon, Thursday 11pm, Friday 11pm. Please contact Liturgical Centre, Castle Street on 090-6498755.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 25th August 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Bernie Kelly & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 25th 10am: Michael O’Loughlin, Rockfield
Tuesday 27th 7pm: Private Intentions
Wednesday 28th 7pm: Tom, Kathleen & John Shine, Crannaghmore
Thursday 29th 7pm: John Kilroy, St Coman's Park
Friday 30th 7pm: Tommy & Rose O’Brien, also son Pake, Creggane
Saturday 31st 8pm: Maura Henry, Mount Florence
Sunday 1st 10am: Paddy Murray, Curraghaleen

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 25th 11am: John, Bridget & Patrick Halligan, Collogoriff
Sunday 1st 11am: Pat & Margaret Hynes, Oldtown

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Michelle Freeburn and Patrick Wade on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Baptism
Eli Cullen
Céad Míle Fáilte!

Rest In Peace
Willie Milton, Iona Park
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Cemetery Sunday
Cloonakilla Cemetery: Sunday 25th August at 3pm.

Drum Cemetery Voluntary Group
It has come to the attention of the group that items have been taken from the graveyard. We are asking people to be vigilant and contact any member of the group.

Marathons4Muireann
Meeting for volunteers on Wednesday 28th August at 8pm in Drum Parish Hall. The 6K/11k run/walk/crawl event takes place in Drum on Saturday 31st August, as part of 'Marathons4Muireann' to benefit three worthy charities: the Brothers of Charity; the Jack and Jill Foundation; and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. It is an ideal opportunity for the community to meet up, get a bit of exercise and contribute to this worthy cause. Each participant will be asked to make a contribution of €10. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Drum Hall. Stewards will be on hand on the day to provide a safe environment for the participants. Event organiser Declan O'Flaherty will be running the entire parish on the day comprising of a 50k run and there will be volunteers involved in a bucket collection along the route.

Cornafulla N.S.
Re-opening on Thursday 29th August.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.30am. All welcome.

Drum Art Group
Recommencing on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 10.30am. New members most welcome. Further details contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 18th August 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 17th 8pm: Martha Donnellan, Moydrum
Sunday 18th 10am: Peter & Maureen Killian and deceased family members, Crancam
Tuesday 20th 7pm: McManus Family, Nure
Wednesday 21st 7pm: Mary Daly, Moore South
Thursday 22nd 7pm: Mary Ellen Duffy, Clonark
Friday 23rd 7pm: Special Intentions
Saturday 24th 8pm: Bernie Kelly & deceased family members, Rooskey
Sunday 25th 10am: Michael O’Loughlin, Rockfield

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 3pm: Kieran Dunninng also his granddaughter Hannah Rose Martin, Drumlosh
Thursday 15th 11am: Ned & Mary Egan, Callowbeg
Sunday 18th 11am: Nancy & John Ward, Currabhnaboll
Sunday 25th 11am: John, Bridget & Patrick Halligan, Collogoriff

Rest In Peace
Tony McManus, Thornhill, Drum
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

McManus Gathering to Drum
Céad míle fáilte to all those visiting the parish this weekend for the McManus Gathering. Further details available on www.drumheritage.com and The Gathering website.

Cemetery Sunday
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 18th August at 4pm.

Knock Novena
National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from 14th-22nd August. Twice daily at 3pm and 8.30pm. (2.30pm on Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th). Full details and live webstream available on www.knock-shrine.ie/novena2013

Thank You
Thank you to all PAYE workers in the Clonown area who returned their completed certificates for tax relief to eligible charities for 2011-12. A tax rebate totalling €4,634.34 has been received from the Revenue Commissioners. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Cornafulla N.S.
Re-opening on Thursday 29th August.

Further Education Centre
Open Day in the Further Education Centre, Clonown Road, Athlone on Thursday 29th August from 10am-3pm. Call in and see what courses are on offer and find the one that suits you best.

Drum Parent and Toddler Group
Every Tuesday in Drum Parish Hall at 10.30am. All welcome.

Drum Art Group
Recommencing on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 10.30am. New members most welcome. Further details contact Jackie at 087-2341535.

Marathons4Muireann
Local man Declan O’Flaherty is continuing his preparations for his charity run from Athlone to Dublin over the October bank holiday weekend. He will also compete in the Dublin city marathon on the same weekend. Declan is undertaking this monumental task to benefit three worthy charities: the Brothers of Charity; the Jack and Jill Foundation; and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Declan and his wife Gina are working to raise the much needed funds under the charitable name “Marathons 4 Muireann”. Further details can be found on www.marathons4muireann.com. As part of the build-up to the main event, a local 6K/11k run/walk/crawl event has been organised for Drum on Saturday 31st August. Each participant will be asked to make a contribution of €10. It is an ideal opportunity for the community to meet up, get a bit of exercise and contribute to this worthy cause. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Drum Hall. Stewards will be on hand on the day to provide a safe environment for the participants. Declan will be running the entire parish on the day comprising of a 50K run and there will be volunteers involved in a bucket collection along the route.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 11th August 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 10th 8pm: Deceased members of the Nolan family, Doohan
Sunday 11th 10am: Tom Henry, Drumlosh
Tuesday 13th 7pm: Charles & Agnes Durney, Cornafulla North
Wednesday 14th 8pm: Michael Fallon & deceased family members, Dugra
Thursday 15th 10am: Frank & Mary McManus, Ardnanure
Friday 16th 7pm: Tom May, Kilmacormack
Saturday 17th 8pm: Martha Donnellan, Moydrum
Sunday 18th 10am: Peter & Maureen Killian and deceased family members, Crancam

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 11th 3pm: Kieran Dunninng also his granddaughter Hannah Rose Martin, Drumlosh
Thursday 15th 11am: Ned & Mary Egan, Callowbeg
Sunday 18th 11am: Mass

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Anita O’Connor and John McEnroe on their recent wedding.
Go maire siad a saol úr.

Baptism
Freya Joanna Pierce
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Deastógáil na Maighdine Beannaithe Muire
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday 15th August is a holy day of obligation. Mass times:
-Drum: Vigil (Wednesday) 8pm, Thursday 10am.
-Clonown: Thursday 11am.
-Ss Peter & Paul's Church: Vigil (Wednesday) 6.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, 12pm, 6.30pm.

Clonown Gathering and Cemetery Sunday
The Clonown Gathering takes place on Sunday 11th August. There will be Mass in the cemetery at 3pm. There will be no 11am Mass in Clonown on that day. Afterwards, there will be a display of photographs and records relating to Clonown and neighbouring townlands in the community centre. The display includes school records, Tithe Allotment Records, Griffith's Valuation etc. They have just completed a survey of the new graveyard (opened 1917) and have retrieved burial records relating to the old graveyard dating back to 1789, from the parish register and hope to display this information. There will also be light refreshments. A special welcome is extended to people with Clonown connections to attend. Further details on www.clonown.com.

McManus Gathering to Drum
A full weekend of activities is planned for the McManus Gathering on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August in Drum, south Roscommon. Further details available on www.drumheritage.com and The Gathering website.

Cemetery Sunday
Clonown: Sunday 11th August at 3pm.
Cornamagh: Sunday 11th August at 4pm.
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 18th August at 4pm.

Knock Novena
National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock takes place from 14th-22nd August. Twice daily at 3pm and 8.30pm. (2.30pm on Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th). Full details and live webstream available on www.knock-shrine.ie/novena2013

Further Education Centre
Open Day in the Further Education Centre, Clonown Road, Athlone on Thursday 29th August from 10am-3pm. Call in and see what courses are on offer and find the one that suits you best.

Marathons4Muireann
Local man Declan O’Flaherty is continuing his preparations for his charity run from Athlone to Dublin over the October bank holiday weekend. He will also compete in the Dublin city marathon on the same weekend. Declan is undertaking this monumental task to benefit three worthy charities: the Brothers of Charity; the Jack and Jill Foundation; and Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Declan and his wife Gina are working to raise the much needed funds under the charitable name “Marathons 4 Muireann”. Further details can be found on www.marathons4muireann.com. As part of the build-up to the main event, a local 6K/11k run/walk/crawl event has been organised for Drum on Saturday 31st August. Each participant will be asked to make a contribution of €10. It is an ideal opportunity for the community to meet up, get a bit of exercise and contribute to this worthy cause. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in Drum Hall. Stewards will be on hand on the day to provide a safe environment for the participants. Declan will be running the entire parish on the day comprising of a 50K run and there will be volunteers involved in a bucket collection along the route.

Monksland Summer Sports Camp
19th-23rd August from 10am-1pm daily at Cushla Pitches, in conjunction with Adrian Carberry from FAI. Cost €15. Registration night on Monday 13th August from 7pm in Monksland Community Centre. Contact Roscommon Sports Partnership at 090-6630853 for more details.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 4th August 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Padraig Grenham and deceased family members, Clonellan
Sunday 4th 10am: Lily Devine, Ardkeenan
Tuesday 6th 7pm: Patrick & Bridget Harney, Creggane, Cornafulla
Wednesday 7th 7pm: Maureen Foody
Thursday 8th 7pm: Deceased members of the Lennon family, Clonellan
Saturday 10th 8pm: Deceased members of the Nolan family, Doohan
Sunday 11th 10am: Tom Henry, Drumlosh

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 4th 11am: Willie Shine, Drumlosh
Sunday 11th 3pm: Kieran Dunninng also his granddaughter Hannah Rose Martin, Drumlosh

Rest In Peace
Peter (Peadar) Coleman, Monksland
Miriam Dempsey, The Beeches, Coosan (mother of Miriam Malone, Meehambee)
Margaret (Mai) Leonard (née Shine), Moyvannion, Kiltoom and formerly of Newtown North, Clonown
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Clonown Gathering and Cemetery Sunday
The Clonown Gathering takes place on Sunday 11th August. There will be Mass in the cemetery at 3pm. There will be no 11am Mass in Clonown on that day. Afterwards, there will be a display of photographs and records relating to Clonown and neighbouring townlands in the community centre. The display includes school records, Tithe Allotment Records, Griffith's Valuation etc. They have just completed a survey of the new graveyard (opened 1917) and have retrieved burial records relating to the old graveyard dating back to 1789, from the parish register and hope to display this information. There will also be light refreshments. A special welcome is extended to people with Clonown connections to attend. Further details on www.clonown.com.

McManus Gathering to Drum
A full weekend of activities is planned for the McManus Gathering on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August in Drum, south Roscommon. Further details available on www.drumheritage.com and The Gathering website.

Cemetery Sunday
Clonown: Sunday 11th August at 3pm.
Cornamagh: Sunday 11th August at 4pm.
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 18th August at 4pm.

Thank You
A total of €427.57 was collected for Pieta House West at the recent church gate collection in Drum. The
organisation would like to thank everyone for their generosity.

Thank You
Esker House would like to thank everyone who supported their recent sale of work in Garrycastle GAA Centre.

Monksland Summer Sports Camp
19th-23rd August from 10am-1pm daily at Cushla Pitches, in conjunction with Adrian Carberry from FAI. Cost €15. Registration night on Monday 13th August from 7pm in Monksland Community Centre. Contact Roscommon Sports Partnership at 090-6630853 for more details.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 28th July 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 27th 8pm: Paul Delaney, Westwood, Summerhill
Sunday 28th 10am: Patrick Higgins, Curryroe
Saturday 3rd 8pm: Padraig Grenham and deceased family members, Clonellan
Sunday 4th 10am: Lily Devine, Ardkeenan

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 28th 11am: Johnny & Mai Harney and John & Nell Salmon
Friday 2nd 8pm: Special Intention
Sunday 4th 11am: Mass

Rest In Peace
Paddy Moore, Riverside Place and formerly of Taughmaconnell
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Colleran Gathering
Céad míle fáilte to members of the Colleran family from England, America, France and all over Ireland who are gathering in the Drum area this weekend. Up to 150 members of the extended Colleran family are joining surviving members of the the original Colleran family from Curryore, Drum, including 89 year Tessie Naughton (nee Colleran), Doohan, Ballydangan and her 90 year old sister Breda Harty from Watford, London, and extended families.

Drum Heritage Group
Important committee meeting will be held on Thursday 1st August at 8.30pm. All members please attend.

Farewell to Fr. John
Sadly, this week we way farewell to Fr. John McManus who on Friday next, 2nd August, will be taking up his duty as Parish Priest of Ballagh and will be living in Ballyleague. He replaces Fr Ray Browne who is now Bishop of Kerry. Fr. John has worked in the parish since September 2001 and was extremely hard working and dedicated as he made a major contribution to the spiritual life of the parish. Immensely popular, he will be sorely missed but he can be assured of the good wishes and blessings of all whose lives he enhanced by his ministry and preaching.

Bishop Ray Browne
On Saturday next, 3rd August, we are happy to welcome the new Bishop of Kerry, Most Rev. Ray Browne, to Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone where he will celebrate the Vigil Mass at 6.30pm and he will meet parishioners after Mass. Bishop Ray is the first bishop in Ireland to be appointed by Pope Francis. He can be assured of a warm welcome in the church where he received all the sacraments, from Baptism to Ordination to the priesthood. It is fitting the Bishop Ray's Cost of Arms includes St. Peter's key and St. Paul's sword.

Cemetery Sunday
Clonown: Sunday 11th August at 3pm.
Cornamagh: Sunday 11th August at 4pm.
Coosan Cemetery: Sunday 18th August at 4pm.

Clonown Gathering
The Clonown Gathering takes place on Sunday 11th August. There will be Mass in the cemetery at 3pm followed by a display of photographs and records in the community centre. The display includes school records, Tithe Allotment Records, Griffith's Valuation etc. They have just completed a survey of the new graveyard (opened 1917) and have retrieved burial records relating to the old graveyard dating back to 1789, from the parish register and hope to display this information. There will also be light refreshments. They are hoping that people with Clonown connections will be interested in attending.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September with guest artist, Athlone soprano Bread O'Connor. Tickets €25 are now available at the Parish Office 090-6492171 or 086-0525661 or the Sacristy 090-6494150 or any member of the committee. Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Further details and updates available on the Facebook page.

Football for fun
Ladies, want to have some fun while exercising? Why not join us Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Clann na nGael in Johnstown for fun, craic and some football. No previous experience necessary! Applicable to all ladies over 18 years of age.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 21st July 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 20th 8pm: Mary McManus, Drumlosh
Sunday 21st 10am: Bernard & Bridget Tully, Johnstown
Saturday 27th 8pm: Paul Delaney, Westwood, Summerhill
Sunday 28th 10am: Patrick Higgins, Curryroe

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 21st 11am: P.J. Ward, late of Baylough who died in Wales
Sunday 28th 11am: Johnny & Mai Harney and John & Nell Salmon

Drum Apostolic Workers
Will hold their annual church gate collection at Drum Church next weekend, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. Please support our Missionaries.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September. Tickets €25. Further details to follow and updates available on Facebook page.

Football for fun
Ladies, want to have some fun while exercising? Why not join us Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Clann na nGael in Johnstown for fun, craic and some football. No previous experience necessary! Applicable to all ladies over 18 years of age.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 14th July 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 13th 8pm: Kathleen Nicholson, Cornafulla South
Sunday 14th 10am: Michael McManus, Clonark
Saturday 20th 8pm: Mary McManus, Drumlosh
Sunday 21st 10am: Bernard & Bridget Tully, Johnstown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 14th 11am: Jimmy & Maureen Dunning, Togher
Sunday 21st 11am: P.J. Ward, late of Baylough who died in Wales

Rest In Peace
Bridie Kelly (née Connaughton), Boston and formerly of Clonark (sister of Willie Connaughton, Clonark)

Clonown Cemetery Map
There has been a very good response to the request for information on unidentified graves in Clonown graveyard. A map of the graveyard is on display in the porch in Clonown church until Tuesday 16th July so anybody with information about errors or omissions should contact 090-6437143 or email clonownnews@gmail.com as soon as possible. Further details on www.clonown.com.

Fr. John's Farewell Monksland Area Mass
Thursday 18th July at 8pm in Monksland Community Centre. All are welcome to Fr. John McManus' farewell Mass, before he leaves the parish to take up his new ministry as Parish Priest in Ballyleague later in the month.

Go raibh maith agat
Thank you to all those who supported the recent church gate collection for Elphin Diocese Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Fund. A total of €1,663.70 was raised between the three churches - Ss. Peter & Paul's €1133.70, Drum €370, Clonown €160. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Drum Heritage Group
Annual coach tour to Enniskillen on Sunday 28th July. More details next week.

The Priests in concert
Gala concert in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church, Athlone on Friday 20th September. Tickets €25. Further details to follow and updates available on Facebook page.

Football for fun
Ladies, want to have some fun while exercising? Why not join us Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Clann na nGael in Johnstown for fun, craic and some football. No previous experience necessary! Applicable to all ladies over 18 years of age.

Drum parent and toddler group
Every Tuesday at 10am in Drum Parish Hall. All welcome.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 7th July 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 6th 8pm: Teresa Gunning, Johnstown
Sunday 7th 10am: Gloria Walshe, Crannaghbeg
Saturday 13th 8pm: Kathleen Nicholson, Cornafulla South
Sunday 14th 10am: Gloria Walshe, Crannaghbeg

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 7th 11am: John, Margaret & Michael Dunning
Sunday 14th 11am: Jimmy & Maureen Dunning, Togher

Baptism
Cillian John Naughton
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to his parents.

Drum Heritage Group
Committee meeing on Thursday 11th July at 8.30pm in the heritage centre to arrange the annual tour and to discuss plans for the forthcoming McManus Gathering to Drum. All members requested to attend.

Drum/Clonown Community Games
Under 12 Girls Gaelic football team are having a fundraiser night on Saturday 13th July in Connaughton's Bar, Clonark at 9pm. There will be music and spot prizes galore on the night. Please come along and support the team representing the Parish and Connacht in the National Finals in August. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Go raibh maith agat
Thank you to all those who supported the Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Fund annual church gate collection last weekend. The total collected in Drum was €370. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Project DAWN Information Day
Project DAWN - Providing A Pathway to Education, Employment and the Community. Are you in receipt of an disability/illness payment? Are you aged between 16 and 65 years? Do you need support in exploring exciting new opportunities? Call in to Monksland Community Centre on Tuesday 9th July, 10am-1pm for a coffee and a chat to learn more about this exciting Project and how it will benefit you.

Athlone Town F.C. Open Day
Open day on Sunday 14th July in Athlone Town Stadium starting at 1pm. Free admission. 7-a-side soccer blitz, dog show, car boot sale, bonny boot shoot, face painting, penalty competition and lots more. For further information contact Liam 085-2417127.

Thank You
Monksland United Football Club would like to thank most sincerely all those who supported their recent church gate collection. our generosity is much appreciated.

Care to drive
Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (including bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of 'Care to drive' - a free transport service to Portiuncla Hospital. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01-2310566 for more details.

Dr. Stevens Centre
A limited number of second-hand secondary school uniforms for sale at a greatly reduced cost. All money raised will go to St. Hilda's School.

Drum parent and toddler group
Every Tuesday at 10am in Drum Parish Hall. All welcome.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 30th June 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 29th 8pm: Jim McManus, Nure (Month's Mind), also Mike McManus
Sunday 30th 10am: Mary, John & Pat Hynes, Johnstown
Tuesday 2nd 7pm: Special Intention
Wednesday 3rd 7pm: Dan & Mary O’Connor and deceased family members, Kielty
Thursday 4th 7pm: Patrick Seery, Clonellan
Friday 5th 7pm: Joe & Mary Harney, Rockfield
Saturday 6th 8pm: Teresa Gunning, Johnstown
Sunday 7th 10am: Gloria Walshe, Crannaghbeg

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 30th 11am: Tommie & Mai Curley, Togher
Sunday 7th 11am: John, Margaret & Michael Dunning

Baptism
Millie Anna Toolan
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to her parents.

Rest In Peace
Pat Gavin, Bastion Street, Athlone
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Lourdes Assisted Pilgrims Fund Annual Church Gate Collection
This weekend (29/30th June) at Drum & Clonown Churches. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Drum Senior Citizens Bus to Knock
If you are interested in travelling on the bus to Knock on Thursday 4th July, please give your name to any member of the Committee. Contact 087-7844714 or 087-7703173.

Thank You
Athlone Midland Samaritans would like to thank everyone in Drum and Clonown who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection. The total collected was €484.38. If you are feeling anxious, despairing, suicidal or need to discuss a problem in confidence, call the Samaritans on 1850-60-90-90 anytime, 24 hours.

Care to drive
Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (including bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of 'Care to drive' - a free transport service to Portiuncla Hospital. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01-2310566 for more details.

Cross River Anglers
Senior, junior, juvenile competitions on Sunday 30th June. Starting at the mill at 2pm.

Dr. Stevens Centre
A limited number of second-hand secondary school uniforms for sale at a greatly reduced cost. All money raised will go to St. Hilda's School.

6th Annual Roscommon Play Day
On Sunday 7th July in Lough Key Forest Park, 2-6pm. Opening by the Mayor. Free activities on the day include Lough Key Activity Centre, face painting, soccer, Rosamba dance, arts and crafts, hip hop dancing etc. Everyone is welcome. Donations on the day to Crumlin Children’s hospital. For further details contact Roscommon Sports Partnership on 0906630853 or info@rosactive.ie.

Drum parent and toddler group
Every Tuesday at 10am in Drum Parish Hall. All welcome.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 23rd June 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Tim Griffin, Clonbulia
Sunday 23rd 10am: Sonny & Bridget Lawless, Cornafulla South
Tuesday 25th 7pm: Mary & Patrick Whelan, also Maureen Foody
Wednesday 26th 7pm: Hugh & Josephine Lennon, Riallto and formerly Clonellan
Thursday 27th 7pm: John Higgins, Crannaghmore
Friday 28th 7pm: Patrick, Mary & Liam Naughton, Doohan
Saturday 29th 8pm: Jim McManus, Nure (Month's Mind), also Mike McManus
Sunday 30th 10am: Mary, John & Pat Hynes, Johnstown

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 23rd 11am: Mass
Sunday 30th 11am: Tommie & Mai Curley, Togher

Congratulations
We extend our congratulations to Fr John McManus, CC, Ss. Peter & Paul's, who has been appointed Parish Priest of Ballagh, Co. Roscommon. Fr John has been serving in our parish for the past few years and will take up his new appointment in July, following the appointment of Fr. Ray Browne, PP Ballagh as Bishop of Kerry.

Elphin Diocesan Lourdes Invalid Fund Annual Church Gate Collection
Will be held at Drum & Clonown Churches on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Clonown Community Site Project
Fashion Show will be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Thursday 26th June at 8pm. MC on the night Eugene Murphy of Shannonside FM. Please support.

Drum parent and toddler group
Every Tuesday at 10am in Drum Parish Hall. All welcome.

Golden Jubilee
Congratulations to Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Confert and native of Baylough, Athlone on the Golden Jubilee of his ordination on 23rd June 1963.

Monksland Summer Camp
Sports or arts and crafts camp will be held on 1st-5th July from 10am-1pm daily. Cost €15 per child, family discounts will apply. Contact Roscommon Sports Partnership at 090-6630853 for more details.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Newsletter - Sunday 16th June 2013

Drum Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th 8pm: Anna O’Neill
Sunday 16th 10am: Kay Coyle, late of Hill of Berries
Sunday 16th 3pm: Rosary procession and open-air mass at 3.30pm in Drum Monastic Site
Thursday 20th 7pm: Patrick Fallon, Cornafulla
Saturday 22nd 8pm: Tim Griffin, Clonbulia
Sunday 23rd 10am: Sonny & Bridget Lawless, Cornafulla South

Clonown Mass Intentions
Sunday 16th 11am: Michael Greene, Ballinaculla
Sunday 23rd 11am: Mass

Rest In Peace
Maureen Lennon, Coolevin, Coosan (aunt of Jackie Gately, Newtown)
Mary Samuels, St. Patrick’s Terrace (grandmother of Warren Samuels, Cornafulla South)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Baptism
Sophie Ava Keegan
Katelyn Rose Naughton
Céad Míle Fáilte! Congratulations to their parents.

Annual Mass at Drum Monastic Site - Sunday 16th June
All parishioners are invited to take part in the religious ceremonies in Drum on Sunday 16th June, commencing with a Rosary Procession from St. Brigid's Well at 3pm followed by concelebrated open-air Mass at 3.30pm at Drum Monastic Site. There will be a special blessing at the graveside of Very Rev. Fr. Walter Walsh P.P. who for 22 years ministered as Parish Priest of St. Peter's and Drum.

Clonown Graveyard Survey
Almost a century of records relating to Clonown cemetery are being put together by the local heritage group. Preliminary results are now displayed in Clonown church. Anyone with relatives buried in the cemetery is invited to check the data on display and to note any errors or omissions. It is hoped to have a map listing all the plots erected in the cemetery by Sunday 11th August. Email clonownheritage@gmail.com or phone 090-6437143.

Drum parent and toddler group
Every Tuesday at 10am in Drum Parish Hall. All welcome.

Brideswell Pattern Festival Launch
All are welcome to attend the launch of the Pattern Festival in O'Connell's Bar in Brideswell on Thursday 27th June at 9.30pm. The Festival is taking place from 25-29th July 2013, and will include a range of events to suit all ages including a number of heritage events in association with The Gathering which will be of particular interest to the communities in the South Roscommon area.

Second-hand school book shop
Dr. Steven's Resource Centre (now located upstairs in Block A, Irishtown Central) will open their second-hand school book shop on Monday 24th June from 10am-4pm daily for buying or selling of current school books. Now located at Also now taking bookings for children's computer summer camp. Contact 090-6473001 for further details.