Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 21st 2018


RIP: Hannah Touhy (Sr. Elizabeth) Tarrytown, New York & formally Coose, sister of Maggie Minogue & Nancy Page, Coose, Bridget Geraghty, Abbey & Kathleen O’Toole Clonaslee Co. Laois.


Memorial Massfor Hannah (Sr. Elizabeth) in St. Brendan’s Church Looscaun at 4pm on Tue. Jan. 23rd


Congratulations to Patrick Page, Douras & Aoife Butler, Cappamore Co. Limerick who were married in St. Michael’s Church Cappamore last month. We wish them every joy and blessing in their future married life together. ‘Ad Multos Annos’

Parish Envelopes: The Parish Envelope Boxes for 2018 are available in the Church, Looscaun envelopes in Looscaun Church, Woodford envelopes in Woodford Church Please note your 2018 number may be different to your 2017 number. Envelopes Boxes that have not been used for the past 3 years have not being reissued. You may use the spare envelope in the box in the meantime.

If you have not got an envelope box issued in your name, you may take a spare box, also available in both Churches and write your name on the First envelope you use.

East Galway Family History in conjunction with GRETB are planning in 2018 to run free part-time courses in Digital Photography, Video Editing, Basic IT skills and Family History at the Woodford Heritage Centre, if interested ring 0909749309 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for

Fit4Life continues at Woodford Pitch on Sat 13th Jan 2018 at 10 a.m. Get 2018 off to a healthy and enjoyable start - all ages and abilities catered for. For further information contact Mary Kelly at 087 7913046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Everyone Welcome.

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 8-10-12-18 No Winner Match 3:Cancer CareDraw Sat.Jan 20th in O’Connor’s Moyglass Jackpot 4,000 euro

Tommy Larkins Cards Results. 1st Kevin Rourke & Pat Hickey 8 games 2nd Enda Felle & Dinny Lyons on 7 games.. Next week's Jackpot €180 for 12 games.

Raising Hearts & Giving Hope ~ Festival of Faith Conference, Galway City,
Saturday 10th February 2018, at the Ardilaun Hotel. Opening Address at 10:00 am, by
Papal Nuncio – Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. Speakers: Breda O'Brien, Fr. William Dailey CSC, Dr. John Monaghan, Maria Keogh and other contributors..... Conference concludes with concelebrated Mass, at Galway Cathedral (6:00 pm), graciously led by the Papal Nuncio. Save the date!!
Tickets €25.00, to include light lunch + morning & afternoon tea/coffee. Tickets available only in advance, from The Abbey Church shop, Galway – 091 562518 - or by post, from Thomas Kearney (087 6209090);

Registration for all WMOF2018 World Meeting of Families events is open via Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August. Thousands of people have already registered with considerable interest from overseas. Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events. REGISTER NOW!

World Meeting of Families WMOF2018 is looking for volunteers to do is to help deliver the famous Irish welcome – the Céad Míle Fáilte. Why not make volunteering for WMOF2018 a New Year’s resolution for 2018? You can sign up on, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01) 5676800.

Loughrea Toastmasters next meeting is at 8.00pm sharp on Monday 22nd January in the Slieve Aughty suite of the Loughrea Hotel. All are welcome to come and see what we have to offer. Cover charge of €6 includes tea/coffee. Contact Martin on 087-2210689 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drawing for children (9 years up) on Wednesdays 6 - 7pm, starting on January 24th for 8 weeks. Arts & Crafts for children (5 years up) on Saturdays 4 - 5pm and 5.30-6.30pm, starting on January 27th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha, for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356. Early booking advisable as places are limited.

Table Quiz - in aid of Portumna Rugby Pitch Development . Fri. 26th Jan.. @8.30pm in the Boathouse Bar, Portumna. Table of 4 - €40, on the night Sport Memorabilia Auction - all support is greatly appreciated .

The Rescheduled 40th Annual Mummers Festival takes place in New Inn Leisure Centre on Sat night 27th January at 7 pm. A great night of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling is guaranteed.’’


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Fri. 7.30pm Sat. 7pm

Saturday January 20th 7pm Desmond Page, Clonco (Anniv)

Patrick & Nora Starr, Derrygoolin & their Grandson Michael Bunce, England & deceased family members

Saturday January 27th 7pm Tom Daniels, Rockhill. .

Eucharistic Ministers: Anne McMahon Bernie Larkin.

Altar Society: Team 5 Maura Cooney Jacqueline Hickey. .

Reader for Church: Ollie Conroy

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Mon.9.30am Tue.4pm Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 10am Sun. 11am

Sunday January 21st 11am Eileen Dermody Rostullis (Anniv.)

Mary Lyons, Shragh (Anniv.)

Peter & Bina McNamara, Derrygill & their son Kieran

Monday January 22nd 9.30am The Slattery Family, Coose.

Tuesday January 23rd 4pm Memorial Mass for Hannah Touhy (Sr. Elizabeth)

Sunday January 28th 11am John & Elizabeth Conroy, Kylenamelly, Rossmore.


Eucharistic Minister: Anne Page Mary Coughlan.

Altar Society Mary Walsh Nora Flaherty.

Reader for Church Michael Walsh

Altar Servers: (B) Catherine Hanley Fionnuala Hanley.

Peter Flaherty Ciaran Kemple

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays 2pm to 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church.


Sun. Jan 21st SR 8.33am Set 4.57pm First Quarter on Wed. Jan 24th th at 10.20pm

Sun. Jan 28th SR 8.23am Set 5.10pm First Quarter on Wed. Jan 31st th at 1.27pm


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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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150