11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday June 13th 2021



RIP: Paddy Power, Lowertown


Accord Ballinasloe Going through a difficult time in your relationship? Maybe we can help…ACCORD Ballinasloe is open for face-to-face counselling in a safe environment. For more information call 09096 43573 or 086 4149033 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Renew and Strengthen your People”. A Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert Genuine pastoral conversion involves profound prayerful discernment, and a re-evaluation of how we do things. With the ever watchful guidance of the Holy Spirit, this involves freeing ourselves from something in order to free ourselves for something better. As human beings, we easily settle into certain ways of doing things and we often become attached to routines and systems that we have put in place. We can be somewhat reluctant to do things differently. (Bishop Michael)Copies of the Pastoral Reflection are available in your local church. It is also available for download at www.clonfertdiocese.ie

Best wishes and prayers from Bishop Michael to those who began their Leaving Certificate Exams on Wednesday June 9th 2021, those opting for Leaving Certificate Accredited Grades and Junior Cycle Students who have taken part in the school assessment report process. See www.clonfertdiocese.ie/examinations-2021

Priests Summer Collection Thank you for your contributions to this special collection that goes towards the support of your local Priest. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Thank You for Your Parish Donation A big “Thank You” to all those who have made online donations to assist our parish. Online donations can be made by logging on to www.clonfertdiocese.ie Click on the secure “Donate” button located on the right of the screen and follow the instructions given. At the drop-down menu click on Woodford & Looscaun Parish to ensure that your donation goes to your local parish. Once again thank you so much for your contributions to the continued upkeep of our Parish. They are very much appreciated in these difficult times.

This year the Parish will be operating the Tax Relief Scheme for donations to eligible charities. The Parish qualifies under this scheme to claim back a percentage of income tax paid on donations of more than €250 in any tax year. For more information in regards to this, please contact Fr. Kieran. Thanks to those who have returned CHY3 forms already. . Every little helps. Thanks again. Online Banking, gives another option to donate to the parish directly by SEPA Transfer or direct debit to BIC BOFIIE2Dxxx IBAN IE23 BOFI 9039 4726 8843 26 You may wish to note your name or envelope number on the remittance note. Thank you to those who have also continued your generous financial support for the Parish in these difficult times by dropping off envelopes in the letter box at the Parochial House, Looscaun. They are very much appreciated in these difficult times

Televised Mass or Mass via Webcam Weekday Mass: Broadcast by webcam every day from St Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea at 11am and 8pm and on RTE News channel at 10.30am

Sunday Mass: Mass is available every Saturday evening at 8pm and Sunday at 10am and 12 noon from Loughrea Cathedral via webcam at www.loughreacathedral.ie Sunday Mass on TV alternates with Mass at 11am on RTE1 and on the alternate Sunday at 2.15pm on the RTE News Channel.

Tommy Larkins Lotto No’s 26-27-29-31 Jackpot: €2,600. No Jackpot Winner: Win/Share €150: Donation to Woodford Tidy Towns Next Draw: Sun. Jun.13th in The Clubhouse. Tickets;in local shops and Klubfunder Lotto Site/Klubfunder app. Draw results on Facebook on Sunday at 7pm

“We are with you”The Diocese of Clonfert has launched “We are with you”: a prayer initiative for the deceased and their families in these difficult times. See www.clonfertdiocese.ie

Lough Derg 2021 Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office 0(0353) 71 9861518 or www.loughderg.org.

Galway East Life Support Suicide Prevention will open their new and used Charity Shop next Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of June from 12 noon to 4.30pm. Situated upstairs at the GELS Centre Ballinasloe , adjacent to the Social Welfare Office. Lots of quality items available Phone 085 1237878.

Meals4Health offers home delivered, affordable, fresh tasty meals that are suited to the nutritional needs of older people and anyone living with illness or disability. Meals4Health supports good health and wellbeing helping you to live well and age well at home. For more information or to order meals call us on 091 354 000

Woodford Library Opening Hours The Library is open on Thursdays from 11am to 1.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm and on *Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. *Please note the Library is closed on the Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends .Phone Number: 090-9749887. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Webpage: www.galwaylibrary.ie

Keeping Connected Why not visit or follow Clonfert Diocese on Facebook or Twitter.

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Mon. 8pm Tue. 7.30pm Wed. 9.30am Thur 7pm Fri. 9.30am Sat 10am & . 7pm

Mass will be available on 105.0FM locally & available on Facebook Live on the Woodford/Looscaun Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/woodf4dlooscaun)

Saturday June 12th 7pm Christopher & Mary Hickey, Loughatorick & deceased members of the Hickey & Fahy Families.

Tuesday June 15th 7.30pm Mamie Moran(nee Cooney)Months Mind England & formerly of Coose brother of Robbie Cooney, Woodford & mother of the late Dermot Moran.

Saturday June 19th 7pm Michael Moroney, Woodford & deceased members of the Moroney, Kelly & Scully Families.

Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Bernadette Larkin Mary Lyons


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Sun. 11am available on Woodford/Looscaun Facebook Live, amd on 105.0FM

Sunday June 13th 11am Bill Mahon, Dublin & formerly Woodford.

Friday June 18th 8pm Eileen Donnelly, Douras (Anniv)

Sunday June 20th 11am Jimmy & Margaret Sullivan, Loughatorick & Rockhill.


Altar Society Team 5 Mary Goonan Bernadette Stewart.


Sun. Jun 13th Sunrise 5.07am Sunset 10.00pm

First Quarter on Fri.. Jun 18th at 4.54am



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