16th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 22nd 2018


Last week's newsletter for July 15th




Harry McMahon, Bristol & formerly Woodford. Funeral will be on Sat. Jul. 28th at 12 noon.


Tony Rice, Rockhill. Tony’s 2nd Anniversary is on Sat. July 28th


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto 20-23-24-25 Match 3 Cancer Care West Draw this Sat .Jul. 21st in The Hill, Kylebrack Jackpot €3,900

Mass at St. Anne’s Well, Rostullis on this Fri. July 27th at 8pm. All welcome.


Woodford Parent & Toddler Group 2018/9 Meets Fridays 10am to 12pm at Woodford Youth Club Hall. Parents, Grandparents, Childminders, Babies, Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers. All welcome. Starting date, Fri. July 6th 2018. For more Info call 087-9018675.

A meeting on the Woodford Furnace Festival will take place at the Woodford Heritage Centre on Saturday 28th July at 8pm. The festival takes place on August 25th and 26th 2018, Dr Paul Rondelez will be giving an update on progress to date. This will be the last general meeting before the event and we would like to hear from anybody willing to help out.

Clonfert Pilgrimage to Lourdes August 28th - Sept 2 2018. Please Contact Society Travel in Ballinasloe for more details. Phone 090-9645350.

An unveiling of a plaque in honour of Dermot Moran, RIP in the place where he passed away last year in Lowertown will take place on Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 5pm. Refreshments afterwards in the youth club hall, all welcome.

Always Diplomas a Spanish Language school are looking for accommodation for a 15 year old Spanish girl who will attend TY year at Mercy College Woodford from mid September to mid December. €600 per Month. Please call Maura at 086 8564272 for more details.

Woodford Tidy Towns continues every Thursday 7p.m. meeting at Youth Club Hall. We would love more people to come on board to ensure that we have a well -presented village and foster a sense of pride in our local community.

Yoga Sona le Maria - Children's Yoga Workshops. Tuesday July 24th at Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre. 10 to 12 year olds 11am - 1pm. 6 to 9 year olds 2pm - 3pm. Please contact Maria 087 214 5434 for more information and to book, places are limited

Lough Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Starting in July,Woodford Library will be running the Summer Reading Challenge.It is open to children of all ages and is a great way to keep kids reading over the summer.The theme this year is "Summer Stars" so come along and check it out. Contact Woodford Library for further details.

Beginning experience programme for Men & Women who have lost a spouse through death, divorce, or separation, 19-21 October Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry; Contact Gerry 0863855090 or Maureen 0876646896!

A Kids Summer camp of ‘Fun , Games , Arts & Crafts’ will take place in Shragh Hall from Mon 23rd until Fri 27th July. The camp is for kids aged 5 to 12 and runs daily from 10am to 2pm . €50 per child for the week. Family Discounts available. Places are limited, to Book and secure; contact camp co-ordinator Amy Tuohy on 087 115 6066

40k Cycle & 5k Walk/Run on Sunday 5th August in aid of Cappataggle Community Association for Recreation and Sports and Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal for special needs orphans. Registration from 11am Dooley's Cappataggle, Cycle leaves for Loughrea at 2pm and returns to Dooley's. Walk starts 2pm. Sponsorship cards from Joe Egan 087-1604436; Michael Byrnes 086-8226793; Seamus Garvey 086-8197810; Hannah Campbell 086-8503183; Eddie Stankard 087-4104681; Tom Gilchrist 087-6266876; Pat Dillon 087-4172307.

Chiropody clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on Tues 31st July, Thurs 2nd and Mon 20th August for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 0861901247 for an appointment.

The University of Limerick Certificate in Local History with the Irish Workhouse Centre is now enrolling for September. The course is delivered through lectures and field trips on Wednesday evenings, over 24 weeks. If you would like information or to add your name, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text / phone 086 4070851.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Fri. 9.30am Sat. 12 noon & 3.30pm Sun. 11am

Sunday July 22nd 11am Anne & Anne Marie Seymour, Upperforge.

Saturday July 28th 12 noon. Funeral Mass for Harry McMahon, Bristol & Woodford.

Saturday July 28th 3.30pm Tony Rice, Rockhill (Second Anniversary)

Sunday July 29th 11am Mass for People of the Parish.

Eucharistic Ministers: Bernadette Larkin Carmel Kelly .

Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin.

Reader for Church Gertrude Starr

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Mon ,Tue & Wed.. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 7pm

Saturday July 21st 7pm Delia Comer, Rockhill.

Saturday July 28th 7pm Paddy Whyte & Delia Whyte & Paddy Gildea, Kylenamelly

Eucharistic Ministers: Eamon Whelan Bridie Flanagan.

Altar Society Nora Flaherty Mary Walsh .

Reader for Church Michael Walsh

Servers: (A) Peter Flaherty Evan Flaherty Ciaran Kemple Louis Donlon Mark Leonard.


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


Sun Jul. 22nd SR 5.35am Set. 9.44pm Full Moon on Fri. Jul. 27th at 9.20pm

Sun Jul.29th SR 5.46am Set. 9.33pm Last Quarter on Fri. Aug. 3rd at 7. .18pm Sun. Jul. 22nd


Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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