There will be Mass in Drumsna on Friday December 9th at 7pm. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament , Holy hour duty Teresa Mc Nulty, John Mc Nulty. 9.30am Mass on Thursday December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception ,Reader Teasie Mc Loughlin, Ministers Ella Gannon, Colleen Guckian
9.30 am. Mass on Sunday December 11th Reader Mary Gilhooly, Ministers Geraldine Duignan, Mary Gilhooly.
Church Collectors for December Micheal Gill, Damien Moylan. Altar Society Ella Gannon, Colleen Guckian.
Catechist and Permanent Deacons.
For information on the Ministry of Parish Catechists is available from Fr. Nigel Charles at 043 6685847 or firstname.lastname@example.org and information on the Order of Deacons is available from Fr. Aiden Ryan at 090 6430124 0r email@example.com
Christmas Nativity play.
There will be a practice immediately after Mass in Drumsna on Sunday next December 11th for all those taking part in the children’s Christmas Eve Nativity play which takes place at the start of the Christmas Eve Mass in Drumsna , All children are very welcome to take part.
There will be a Christmas choir practise in Drumsna church on Monday December 12th at 7.30 pm. Adults and children who can sing or play an instrument are requested to attend.
There will be Social dancing in Duignan’s Lounge Drumsna on Friday December 9th with music by Jumbalya and on Sunday night December 11th in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill with music by Michael Moran.
Bingo per usual in Drumsna on Thursday night at 8.30pm. Apologies for the cancellation of Bingo on last Thursday due to weather conditions . Free books for this Thurs Jimmy Bohan, Helen Cullen.
The Golden Age Christmas party was held in The Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday last with a large crowd in attendance. Thanks is extended to the Bush Hotel and staff who as usual excelled themselves with a wonderful meal and great service. Thanks is also extended to Rambling fever who kept us on our toes all night, to all of the people who provided spot prizes and to the committee and members of the golden Age group who organised the party. Many people were disappointed at the lack of a Christmas play this year but we decided to take a break and enjoy the party without the strain of showing off our many talents !, but we will be back in all our glory with a great nights entertainment for Bealtaine in The Bush hotel on the first Tuesday night in May ,so put that date in your diary for May 2nd 2017.
Famous Solstice Concert.
The famous Award winning Solstice choir will be performing In St. Mary’s Church Annaduff on Sunday December 11th at 7pm. Tickets are 10 Euro and are on sale from any Pastoral council member or at the door on the night. Annaduff choir will also perform. Proceeds will go to the Parish Restoration funds. Dont miss this wonderful music extravaganza.
25 Card Drive.
The Annual 25 card drive will be held in Teasie and Tommy Mc Loughlin’s Pub Drumsna on this Thursday night 8th of December, plenty of good prizes and a chance to show off your card playing skills.
Santa coming to town.
Santa Claus makes his Annual trip to Duignan’s Drumsna on Saturday next December 10th at 2.00.pm, He will travel down the hill on his Sleigh/ trap full of presents for girls and boys. Pre-booking is essential and Further details in Duignan’s shop.
A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will be led by Fr. Hugh Connaughton spiritual director, and group leader Hubert Mc Hugh n June 7th 2017. 7 nights half board in penson Ivan Vasilf, 699 Euro p.p. inclusive of travel insurance. Early booking offers 100 Euro off if paid in full by December 9th. Flights ex Knock Airport. Including transfers to Medjugorje. For more info contact H. Mc Hugh at 087 2201879 or Fr V. Connaughton at 087 9563668.
Annual St, Stephen’s Day Walk.
The 4th Annual fundraising walk in aid od Annaduff/ Drumsna Church restoration fund takes place on St. Stephen’s Day from Annaduff Community Centre at 12 noon. Registration from 11am, Adults 10 Euro, spot prizes and light refreshments afterwards.
G.A.A./ Parish Lotto.
There was no winner of the G.A.A. /Parish Lotto held on Sunday night last . The numbers drawn were 14 ;19 22 ;23. The winner of the 50 Euro prize was Colm Mc Hugh,The winners of the 25 Euro lucky dip are as follows, Ursula Gaffney,Millie Gilbane, Elizabeth Rowley, Meave Cronin. The next Draw is in duignan’s Bar Drumsna with a jackpot of 3,100 Euro.
Old Glasses Collection.
Your old glasses can provide life changing help for people in the Philippines who suffer from poor vision and cannot afford the glasses they need. In the weeks before Christmas Louise Huston is collecting glasses on behalf of ‘’Love action in the Philippines’. There is now a collection box in Duignan’s Shop Drumsna. All glasses donations appreciated. For more information contact Louise at 086 1649172