19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 13th 2017

RIP: John Walsh, Feakle & formally Woodford, uncle of Declan Walsh, who died last month. Thomas (Tom) Conroy, Ballyhannon, Quin & formally Rostullis who died last week.

Congratulations to Evan Page, Bawnmore & Michaela Coen, Quansboro who celebrated their marriage in St. Joseph’s Church, Killimor on Sat. Aug. 5th last. We wish them every joy and blessing in their future married life. ‘Ad Multos Annos’!

Congratulations to Angela Forde, Derryoober & Eoin McQuinn, Ougherard who celebrated their marriage in St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun on Sat. Aug. 5th We wish them every joy and blessing in their future married life. ‘Ad Multos Annos’!

Congratulations to Laura Cox, Woodford & Mikey Granville, Ballyferriter Co. Kerry who celebrated their marriage in St. John the Baptist Church, Woodford on Sat. Aug. 5th We wish them every joy and blessing in their future married life. ‘Ad Multos Annos’!

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 9-18-20-25. No winner. Match 3 Ger & Finn McGann Draw this Sat. Aug. 12th in Walsh’s Woodford. Jackpot € 7,500
Abbey Cemetery Mass: Tuesday 15th August, 2017 at 7pm. A contribution towards the upkeep of the cemetery will be collected at the entrance gate
Mass at Loughatorick Mass Rock on Tue. Aug. 15th at 3pm. All are welcome.
Dare to Believe: Know Mary, Know Jesus. Catholic Young Adults Conference 2017 Ages 18-40 in All Hallows College, Dublin 2-3 Sept. Non Residential 50, Non Residential 80. (all meals included) Contact Keith 086-8899123 or Lucy 087-9959803. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Facebook: www.facebook.com/deuspatria

Join us for nine days of reflection and prayer for the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock from the 14th-22nd August. Ceremonies will take place daily at 3pm and 8.30pm with daily guest speakers and workshops at 12 noon and 6pm in the Rest & Care Centre. On Monday 21st August we will celebrate the launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Programme. See the full programme and schedule of speakers at www.knockshrine.ie/novena2017 Larry Duane Memorial Vintage run will be starting off from Tynagh village at 2 pm and retuning that evening to Gordons pub Tynagh for a BBQ, live music and a raffle – donations to Cancer Care West, ALSO the Abbey Duniry Scout group are hosting their annual Family Fun Day from 2 – 6pm, activities include novelty races, food, home baking, bouncing castles, Footdarts, Crazygolf as well as many other activities.Your support is much appreciated.
Brunch in aid of St Vincent de Paul Society, Loughrea in Rooftop Garden, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, on Saturday, 19th August from 10.30am-1pm. Tickets €10, available from members of SVP, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa and Staunton’s, Main St., Loughrea.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin – South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society Autumn series takes place at the Workhouse on Tuesday 22nd next at 8:30pm. Eoin O’Neil presents a talk titled ‘The Most Harmless Man in the Barracks’ documenting the life and death of Constable Patrick Whelan in the 1916 Rising. To mark Heritage Week, a free booklet on Whelan and the Rising in Galway will be available on the night.

Creative Writing Course at Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre, starts Monday 18th September 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Limited places please phone 091 871149 to register

RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Aoife on 090 66 25988

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.
Mass this Week: Tue 7.30pm Fri. 8pm Sun 11am
Sunday August 13th 11am Edward & Mary Conway & their sons PJ & Frank, Bolag
Tuesday August 15th 11am Eddie Hayes, Powers Cross & deceased family members.
Sunday August 20th 11am Lucy & Vincent O’Farrell & deceased family members.

Eucharistic Ministers Carmel Kelly Celia Cox.
Altar Society : Team 3 Wiltrude Dull Mary Gormna Chris Kelly.
Reader for Church Ollie Conroy.
Altar Servers (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd.

St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun
Masses this Week Mon & Wed. 9.30am Thur 8am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday August 12th 7pm Mary McNamara, Gurteeny (4th Anniv) Haulie Brogan, Gurteeny.
Monday August 14th 7pm Lily Murray, Coose (3rd Anniv.)
Saturday August 19th 7pm Gerard Lyons, Shragh (2nd Anniv.) Fr. Charlie Mulvihill (1st Anniv.)

Eucharistic Ministers Nora Flaherty Kathleen Brogan.
Altar Society Mary Goonan Bernadette Stewart.
Reader for Church Michael Walsh.
Altar Servers: (B) Catherine Hanley Andrew Mullin Caitlin Page Fionnuala Hanley

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues Sunday from 7pm to 8pm in St.Brendan’s .Looscaun

Sun. Aug. 13th SR 6.11am Set. 9.04pm
Last Quarter on Tue. Aug. 15th at 2.15am
Sun. Aug. 20th SR 6.23am Set. 8.49pm
New Moon on Mon. Aug. 21st at 7.30pm

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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