Corpus Christ June 23rd 2019


 Parish Newsletter for June 9th 2018




Corpus Christi Procession Sunday 23rd June after 11am Mass in St. John the Baptist Church. Procession follows normal route through Main St. to Hasting’s Corner and back to Our Lady’s Grotto at Woodford Bay. All Holy Communicants and Parishioners are invited to attend. Any help with organising the Procession would be greatly appreciated.The Corpus Christi Procession is one of only two in the diocese of Clonfert. You are most welcome to participate in the Procession this Sunday. Thanks to the Tidy Towns Committee and indeed to everyone who have made such an effort in preparing Woodford for the Procession this year.


***Sunday Mass Changes. Please note Vigil Mass on Sat. Jun. 22nd will be in Looscaun with Sunday Morning Mass on Jun 23 will be in Woodford to facilitate the Corpus Christi Procession.


Cemetery Masses: Gortaganna Fri. Jun. 28th at 8.30pm Woodford Fri.Jul. 5th at 8.30pm Douras Fri. Jul. 12th at 8.30pm Weather permitting. Otherwise Mass in Church.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 18-24-27-30 No Winner. Match 3: Cancer Care West Next draw on Sat. Jun. 22nd inGorman’s Gurteeny Jackpot 5,300 euro.

Vacancy for part-time school secretary at Mercy College Woodford. Details on our website at Closing date for applications Friday July 12th


Woodford Tidy Towns Weekly Clean Up in and around the village continues this Thursday 27th June meeting at Youth Club Hall @ 7pm. We would love more volunteers to help out with painting, weeding, sweeping and planting etc. This year we will be working around creating a more sustainable environment and have lots of new ideas so dust down the high viz jackets , bring a paint brush or sweeping brush and be part of a great Woodford Community.


Child Safeguarding Policy Statement As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Clonfert Diocese recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children. We are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being and we will work in partnership with parents and guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, emotional intellectual and social development. All church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interest and prevents abuse.

St. Ann’s Well Rostullis: Renovation Works on the grounds of St Ann’s Well and the provision of a boundary wall is now being undertaken. If you wish to donate to this worthwhile project, please place your donation clearly marked St. Ann’s Well in the Church Basket. Every little helps.


Foyer of Light, Charity & Love 5 Day Silent Retreat: Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God...” Preached by: Fr. Kilian ByrneVenue: Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry, Co. GalwayDate: July 8th to 14th

Cost: €380 full board Contact: Helen : 086 1678027,

A privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, - Who is Love. Silence, prayer, teachings & liturgy of the Church.


Breege Tully would like to thank everyone who sponsored her in the Dublin mini marathon. Amount raised was €540 for the Galway Hospice.


Mountshannon Bingo will take place in the Hall on Friday 28th June at 8.30pm Jackpot €1,200 (50 numbers) Raffle on the night Proceeds to Mountshannon N.S.

Gaeilge Locha Riach’s Irish language summer camp for primary school children from 6 to 13 years in in St. Joseph’s National School, Woodford – July 22nd to July 26th. Further info re on Eventbrite and Facebook or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. text: 0876430207

The Paweł Strzelecki exhibition at the Irish Workhouse Centre will be launched on Saturday, June 29th, at 1pm by Deputy Anne Rabbitte TD and Nikola Sękowska-Moroney from the Polish Embassy. All are welcome.

Chiropody clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on the 11th,18th and 24th June for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 0861901247 for an appointment.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.


Mass Times: Tue. 7.30pm Sat. 7pm

*Sunday June 23rd 11am Dr. Brian Keary, Woodford & Micky Sullivan

Michael Moroney, Woodford, Tom Scully Gort & Deceased family members

Tuesday June 25th 7.30pm Special Intention.

Saturday June 29th 7pm Mary & Johnny Ryan, Gurteeny.

Eucharistic Ministers: Patricia Eames Celia Cox .

Altar Society: Team 2 Kitty Moroney Brid McNamara

Reader for Church Gertrude Starr. .

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Mon. 9.30am Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Fri. 9.30am Sat. 10am Sun. 11am

*Saturday June 22nd 7pm Andrew Lyons, Clonoon & Longford (Months Mind)

Sunday June 30th 11am Tommy & Nora Madden, Coose.

Eucharistic Ministers Kathleen Brogan Brian Page

Altar Society Breda Fahy Julia Fahy

Reader for Church. Maura Stewart..

Altar Servers: (B) Fionnuala Hanley.


Sun. Jun. 23rd SR 5.07am Set 10.03 pm Last Quarter on Tue. June 25th at 10.46am

Sun. Jun. 30th SR 5.01am Set. 10.06pm New Moon on Tue. Jul. 2nd at 8.16pm


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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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150