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St. Augustine's Church Newsletter 12th May, 2013.

12th May 2013                The Ascension of the Lord

Masses10a.m. Sunday 12th            May   Michael, Linda & Jamie Ward, William                                                                    Corcofan &  William Ward.

A sincere Thank You to Fr. Christy O’Byrne for covering for me for this Mass.                           

There will be no Mass here again until next Sunday.

10a.m. Sunday 19th             May  Matt & Nonie Hanlon.

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday.

Offertory Collection for last Sunday  €262. Trocaire €60; Retirement Fund €50.

I don’t know if I thanked everyone who came on a wet and cold evening to take part in our “Parish litter clean-up”. Whether I did or didn’t and (I think I did), I am thanking them again now for a job well done. The reason I am doing it again is that I noticed on my First Friday round that a couple of places are again littered but by far the worst place was about one hundred or two hundred metres the far side of St. Matthew’s Church in Glann. Bags of rubbish were obviously thrown out the window of a moving vehicle and then burst open on the ditch and left a very unsightly mess for over a hundred yards or so. If anyone saw that happening, they should report it to the relevant authority.

Sunday, 26th May is Diocesan Pilgrimage day to Knock. I hope that as many as possible will go from Clontuskert. I am going, accompanied by Pakie and I will bring the first three who might like a lift to Knock who let me know of that fact.

Clontuskert Sports Field Committee Meeting on Wednesday next, 15th May at 9p.m. in the Dressing Rooms. All welcome.7k Run/Walk  in Aid of Clontuskert National School this Sunday, May 12th, 2013 - 12.30pm Start/End Clontuskert Church, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Registration Fee - €15 per Adult/Children U12 Free!  Registration 11:45am at Clontuskert GAA Pitch, adjacent to Church. For further information, contact Noel (086) 3897939/Stephen (087) 2614446.  Please support.

Killimor are launching the first ever history book of the parish and its people. You are invited to join in at the local community centre on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm. These momentous books go on sale at the launch. For more info: Tel:  090 96 76565

Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna was the last resort of the destitute poor from the 1840’s to the 1920’s. What was life in workhouse like? Visit the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna.  A real story, in real workhouse. Open 7 days a week

Killimor/Tiernascragh Year of Faith Pilgrimage – 16th-19th September – taking in Clonmacnoise. Full Day Retreat in Lough Derg, Ceide Fields, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey and Knock. 3 nights DB/B in Bundoran and Castlebar. Kavanagh Travel luxury coach throughout with experienced river/guide. Places limited. Entrance to all venues include. Cost €305 per person sharing. €31 supplement. See posters. Application forms – Fr. Ciaran.

South East Galway IRD – For details of Local Bus Services in Clontuskert area, contact IRD 090 9741867. Services are open to everybody. Travel pass accepted.

Learning difficulties and Dyslexia: One-to-one tuition for children and adults with reading and spelling difficulties. Classes will be run throughout the summer months. Please contact Breda Mahony  on 086 1604461 for further information. 

Kiltormer GAA Lotto – Jackpot €3,000.  Numbers Drawn: 5,9,14,15.  Winner: None.  Lucky Dip: Sean Kelly, Jody McEvoy, Carmel Fallon Michael Dolan, Aoife Dolan. House Prize: Mattie Curley. Seller’s Prize: Fionan Curley.  Jackpot next week: €3,100.  Venue: The Beautiful Bird. Thank you for your continued support. Reader:  Sunday 19th: Brid MooreMinister of the Eucharist:   Sunday 19th: Frank Hannon

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