28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 15th 2017

RIP: John McCabe, Woodford. Dermot Moran, Duniry & formally, Coose.

Memorial Mass for Fr. Paul Fahy, Port Elizabeth, South Africa & formally Derryoober is on Sat. Oct. 14th at 7pm in St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun.

Ministry of the Word: New Readers are required to proclaim the Word of God at Sunday Mass. If you are interested in becoming a Reader in Church, please contact Fr. Kieran on 090-9749100. Thanks to all who are Readers or have read in the past in both churches.

Station Masses for Autumn: If you would like to host a Station Mass in Looscaun this Autumn, please contact Fr. Kieran on 090-9749100 at your convenience. Having the opportunity to have Mass in your home with your neighbours and family has a long tradition in the parish but can only continue with everyone’s help.
Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 19-23-25-26 No Winner Match Galway Hospice Draw this Sat. Oct. 14th in The Hill, Kylebrack Jackpot € 2,600

Thanks to all who supported the Fundraiser for Irish Motor Neuron Association held on Sat. Oct. 4th in Elsies, Woodford

Fundraising Table Quiz: For four local athletes who have been selected to compete for Karate Ireland in the upcoming Junior World Championships at the end of October. The quiz will take place in Treacy's Bar Killimor on Friday 20th October at 9pm €10 for table of four adults and €5 for students please support.

Holistic Personal Development Course To enable you to identify your personal strengths and skills; build self-esteem and confidence and focus on stress management using massage, aromatherapy and mindfulness techniques. Course starts Thursday 19th Oct for 6 Weeks (7.30pm – 9.30pm) at Shragh Community Centre. Total Cost of course €20. For further information on course content and to register Phone Mary @ 087 6152668

Sliabh Aughty Amenity Group AGM is postponed until further notice.

Foot Clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on, Thurs 19th and Fri 20th Oct for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 086 1901247 for an appointment. Homeclinic and housecalls also available.

Seamus O'Kelly Players present a night of Three One Act Plays. Temperance Hall, Loughrea. Thurs 19th, Sat 21st and Sun 22nd October at 8.30pm. Tickets €10 in advance from T L O'Briens, Main St or €12 on the door. Enquiries 083 8633796

BINGO!! Mountshannon N.S. will be holding their next fundraising Bingo night in Mountshannon Hall on Friday the 20th October at 8.30pm. Jackpot €1,100 (47 numbers). Raffle on the night.We would like to thank all those who continue to support us!

Knock Shrine is seeking a Faith Renewal Co-Ordinator. Be a part of the new and exciting developments at Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo. Applications are invited for the post of Faith Renewal Co-ordinator to develop, design, co-ordinate and deliver faith renewal programs at Knock Shrine. This is a full-time position. A third-level qualification in theology/spirituality with a least two year experience in faith related programs in either a parish or educational setting. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th October. For full details, job description and how to apply, please visit https://www.knockshrine.ie/job-vacancies/

Sliabh Aughty Drama Group will be presenting the hilarious “Office Hours” by Norm Foster, for this year’s Pub Theatre on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October @8.30pm in Ryan’s Bar, Scariff.
There is a large cast of 16 people and it promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment.

Who Am I? An opportunity to get to know yourself in depth; to grow in interior solidity and discover how you can live more true to yourself. Oct 21 & 22 and Nov 4 & 11 Carmelite Abbey Res. Loughrea. Reg. deadline is Sep 22. All enquiries are welcome, contact Mary Silke PRH Educator 090 6624937

East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre are hosting their AGM on Thursday 26th October at 20.30 in their Centre Gym in Brackernagh – all welcome

Glenstal Liturgical Conference: 'Living Stones, Sacramentality in a Secularised World’, October 20th – 22nd, celebrating 90 years of Monastic life at Glenstal Abbey. Information at www.glenstal.org / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mission Sunday Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection. Every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. It is also the one Sunday in the year when your generosity goes directly to help mission parishes overseas and reach out with Jesus’ message of hope and love

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.
Mass this Week: Thur. 8pm Sun 11am
Sunday Oct. 15th 11am Denis & Mary Ann Rafferty & their grandson, Cormac Rafferty.
Sunday Oct. 22nd 11am Marian Moylan, Woodford (Months Mind)
Mrs. Pierce, Woodford.

Eucharistic Ministers Pat Lyons Patricia Eames.
Altar Society : Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin.
Reader for Church Melanie Cooney.
Altar Servers (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd

St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun
Masses this Week Mon & Tue. 9.30am Fri. 9.30am Sat. 10am & 7pm
Saturday Oct. 14th 7pm Fr. Paul Fahy, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
& formally Derryoober (Memorial Mass)
Saturday Oct. 21st 7pm John Abberton, Rossmore (1st Anniv).
Kathleen Timmons(nee Abberton), Dublin & formally Rossmore & deceased family members. Ivan Gildea, New Zealand & formally Scarriff & Derrygoolin.(1st Anniv)

Eucharistic Ministers Mary Coughlan Angela Hanley.
Altar Society Mary Walsh. .
Reader for Church Maura Stewart.
Altar Servers: (B) Catherine Hanley Caitlin Page Fionnuala Hanley

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday from 2pm to 3pm in St.Brendan’s .Looscaun

Sun. Oct. 15th SR 8.00am Set. 6.38pm
New Moon on Thur. Oct. 19th at 7.12pm
Sun. Oct. 22nd SR 8.13am Set. 6.22pm
First Quarter on Fri. Oct. 27th at 11.22pm


Fr. Kieran O’Rourke T. 090 9749100 M. 087 2997956 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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