W/E 8th December 2019

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Church News
First Friday Mass in Drumsna on Friday evening December 6th at 7pm followed by Exposition of The
Blessed Sacrament, Holy hour duty Ella Gannon. 9.30am Mass in Drumsna on Sunday December 8th.
Reader Geraldine M. Duignan, Ministers Niall Daniels, Margaret Collum. Collectors for December
Micheal O’ Dowd, John Mc Nulty, Altar Society Colleen Guckian, Ella Gannon, Geraldine Duignan.
Christmas Nativity
Practise for the children’s Nativity play on Christmas Eve will take place each Sunday up until
Christmas immediately after the 9.30am Mass in Drumsna. If you cant be at Mass and would like to
take part please give your name to Katherine Mc Kiver, Fema Flanagan or Colleen Guckian. All
children are welcome .
Christmas Carols.
The second Annual Christmas Carol singing at the Crib in Drumsna village will take place on Sunday
December 22 nd at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join this informal, community sing-a-long. Song
sheets will be provided.
Safe guarding children in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Diocesan details,Contact details
designated Liaison persons Sean Leydon 087 7431649 /Roisin Doherty 087 7057516. Diocesan
Bingo continues in the Centre Drumsna on Thursday night December 5th at 8.30pm. Last weeks
winners include Liz Hughes, Mary Cox, Coloured sheet Michael Mahon. Raffle Lily Duignan, Ann-
Marie Mc Manus, Linda Duignan. Free books for Drumsna bingo on Thursday night December 5 th
Gerry Rynn, Mary Geheran.
Tidy Towns Meeting.
There will be a Tidy Towns meeting in the Centre Drumsna to night Wednesday December 4 th at 7pm
sharp. All members requested to attend.
Annual Fundraising Walk.
The Annual fundraising walk in aid of Annaduff/ Drumsna Church restoration fund takes place on St.
Stephen’s day from the Annaduff Communty Centre .Registration from 11am. Walk starts at 12noon
sharp. 10 Euro with children free, Spot prizes and light refreshments after the walk .All welcome.
Social Dancing.
Social dancing in Fitzpatrick’s Lounge Mohill, on Sunday night December 8th with music by The
Seniors Christmas Party.
The Senior citizens Parish Christmas party took place in the Bush Hotel Sunday last , with a very
enjoyable afternoon enjoyed by all. Thanks is extended to everyone who came along, those who
brought spot prizes, the organising committee, Jimmy Lennon for providing the music and Joe Dolan
and staff ( including Basil the Bear ) of the Bush Hotel for a wonderful meal and hospitality. We will

see you all back in The Bush Hotel for our May Madness Ball which takes place on Tuesday May 5 th
2020. The usual madness will be back!
Annaduff G.A.A. Club Calendar
The Annual pictorial G.A.A. Calendar is now complete and on sale from any G.A.A. member. The
Calendar will also be on sale outside the Church after the 9.30am Mass in Drumsna on Sunday next
and also at the Christmas Markets in Drumsna Community Centre on Sunday December 15 th .
Christmas Market.
There will be a Christmas Market in The Community Centre Drumsna on Sunday December 15 th from
12 noon until 5pm. Come along and pick up a bargain from some of the many goods on offer. If you
wish to sell your produce, cakes, flower arrangements or anything at all you can have a space for
20Euro. All the available tables are now full but we can squeeze you in but you have to bring your
own table.) Everyone is welcome to buy or sell.
Late late toy show.
Who will ever forget eight year old all Ireland champion Sean Nos dancer Tom Cullen’s appearance
on the Toy show on Friday night last. Tom enthralled Ryan and the audience with his natural charm
and tales of Nana Pat’s knitting and by now legendary bacon and cabbage dinners. His look of delight
when Nana Pat came on stage and their obvious love for each other shone through. Well done to
this fine little boy and congratulations to his parents Ursula and James and of course to Pat Corcoran
.( Nana).
Annaduff G.A.A. A.G.M.
The A.G.M. of the above will be held in Cox’s Steak house Dromod on Wednesday December 8 th at
8pm . All are welcome.
G.A.A./Parish Lotto
There was no winner of the G.A.A. /Parish Lotto held in Cox’s Steak house on Sunday night last. The
winner of the 50 Euro prize was Pete Hanley, the winners of the lucky dip are as follows, Irene Daly,
Meave Ward, Olive Cox, Tommy Faughnan. The next draw is in Duignan’s Drumsna with a jackpot of
$.4.,400 Euro.
Santa dash.
Congratulations to the organisers of the Mad Santa dash in Annaduff on Sunday last. There were
Santa s everywhere, big Santa s ,small Santa s, all led by Elvis for some reason! A very happy
community day for several good causes.Well done.

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