W/E 8th February 2020

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Church News

Mass in Drumsna Church on Friday evening February 7th   at 7pm followed by Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, Holy hour duty Colleen Guckian .9. 30am Mass Sunday February 9th Reader, Mary Gilhooly, Ministers Geraldine Duignan, Mary Gilhooly, . Church Collectors for February, Micheal O’ Dowd, John Mc Nulty, Altar Society Fiona Higgins, Caithriona Faughnan.

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 website


Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Seamus Plunkett ,Dromod .The late Seamus who was predeceased by his wife Betty was interred in Cloone after his funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Annaduff on Monday last.

May his soul rest in peace. Amen


Bingo continues in Drumsna on Thursday night February 6th at 8.30pm. Bingo is an important social outlet in our rural community and a friendly welcome awaits you in a cosy environment so come along and meet the neighbours and enjoy the chat and maybe you will win the jackpot. Your support will be appreciated. Last week’s winners include Margaret Gannon,  Maura Reynolds, Ann Beirne. Raffle Noel Mc Dermott, Eileen Bourke, Ann Beirne. Free books for Thursday February 7th Catherine Bohan. Rosemary Mc Dermott.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing will be taking a break on Next Sunday night at Fitzpatrick’s lounge Mohill, but resumes again on Sunday week February 16th with music by Michael Cleary.


Elaine’s Pilates classes in Drumsna Community Centre. Call 086 2153917 to book your place.

Enrolment Annaduff National School.

Enrolment for Junior infants at Annaduff National School is now taking place. Please call into the school or telephone 071 9624416 to request an enrolment pack.

Healthy Ireland Events.

Meeting of the above in Carrick-on-Shannon Library on Monday February 3rd at 11.30am. Talk on Asthma and COPD by an Asthma Nurse. Talk on Diabetes in Carrick Library on Monday 2nd of March by an advanced nurse practitioner. All talks are free Call 071, 9620789.

Saints Bridget and Blaise.

The feast of St. Bridget on February 1st  was celebrated per usual in our Parish Churches.In  Drumsna  Church we always  place the Altar sized St. Bridget’s Cross out for the week To Celebrate one of our patron Saints. The tradition of making of St. Bridget’s crosses is a lovely way to  celebrate the Saint and the placing of a ribbon or scarf on the bush the night before to be Blessed by the Saint as she passes by is also a lovely ancient tradition. The said ribbon then ensures the curing of headaches ,chest problems and various other ailments . On February Third St. Blaise comes into his own with the blessing of throats to keep us free from Throat infections. These traditions are usually passed on from generation to generation and in my house three generations helped at the making of St. Bridget’s crosses hopefully to be passed on by the youngest member.

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