33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 19th 2017

RIP: Martin Connaire, Aille, Loughrea, father of Maura Mooney, Woodford. Sr. Kathleen Keary, Dominican Sister, South Africa, sister of Brian Keary, Woodford.

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 9-10-30-31 No Winner Match 3: Carmel & Vera Draw Sat. Nov. 18th in Gorman’s Gurteeny. Jackpot 3,100 euro

We remember those who died this past year: Michael Fahy, Margaret Gaffey, PJ Coniry, Michael McMahon, Mary Teresa Gorman, Emily McMahon, Julia Hickey, Justin Fahy, Padraig Dermody, Hannah D’Arcy, Molly Fahy, Baby Noah Thomas Tully Carney, Marian Moylan, John McCabe, Dermot Moran, Eamon McEnery. We remember also Sophie Kearney and Fr. Paul Fahy.

Woodford & Looscaun Senior Citizen’s Party: Church gate collection will be held this weekend Sat 18th and Sun 19th November. Please support. The party will be on Sun 10th December.

Timber Sale in aid of Killeen N.S, on Sunday 26th November at 12 noon in Killeen Church carpark. Large bags of timber 60 euro. XL bags of timber 80 euro and XXL bas 120 euro. To avoid disappointment and to guarantee your timber, pre order now by contacting Gerry on 086-6667522.

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 please ring 090 9749309 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Progressive 45 Card Game returns to Tommy Larkins Clubhouse Mon. 20th Nov. at 8.30pm sharp. A jackpot of 100 euro for 13 games. All welcome.

Thank you to all in our Parish community and beyond for supporting recent Children's Halloween Party fundraiser in Shragh Community Centre. Proceeds of €800 were recently presented to Temple Street by Cara Leonard as a gesture of appreciation for the care received during her recent stay.

Clonfert Diocese's Advent Adult Faith Dev. Gathering, 2.30 - 5.15 pm, Sun. Dec. 3rd in Scoil an Chroí Naofa, Ballinasloe. Theme: Drawing Closer to Christ Through Mary. For more info go to www.clonfertdiocese.ie or see leaflet in Church porch. All welcome.

TYs from Ardscoil Mhuire in association with Garbally College presents their annual school musical
'Little Shop of Horrors' on Tues 21st, Wed 22nd and Thurs 23rd Nov. at 8pm each night in the Town Hall Theatre Ballinasloe, Tickets €10 Adults €8 Students €8 OAPs, For more info. contact: 090 9642206

St Raphael’s College, Loughrea are hosting their first Christmas Fair in the school on December 9th 2017 from 10am – 4pm. All are welcome. If you are interested in displaying, demonstrating or selling at our fair please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the school office on 091 841062

ACCORD Ballinasloe – Marriage and Relationship counselling service available and affordable to all. For appointment contact 090 9643573 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An Advent Retreat will take place in Esker Retreat Centre, Esker, Athenry from December 1st – 3rd 2017. This is a quite weekend apart, as we begin our journey towards the mystery that is Christmas. Facilitator Fr. Peter Burns. C.Ss.R. More details www.redemptoristsesker.ie or 091 844007

UCC Mature Student Office Open Evening Thu 23 Nov from 5.30-6.30 in the Boole Library Basement. Relevant also to those currently completing QQI/FE courses. Workshops and taster seminars from some of the many courses on offer. Queries to 021-490 1873. All welcome!

Join tens of thousands on the coasts of Ireland on the Feast of Christ the King, Nov. 26th at 2.30pm to pray the rosary for the protection of Life and the preservation of Faith in Ireland. Rosary locations are listed at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087 2786552

Progressive 25 on Fri 8th Dec 8.30 pm Tynagh Community Hall aid of Parkinson's Assiocation.

Davitts C.C : Congrats to Katie Hodgins, Tynagh , winner of €300 in this week's 50/50 draw . Next draw takes place on Tue 21st Nov. The AGM of the club will take place on Thu 30th Nov at 9pm in Duniry clubhouse . All parents and adult players are urged to attend & put forward their ideas for the successful running of the club in the year ahead"

Killimor Camogie Club presents Kiltullagh Community Choir in St. Josephs Church Killimor on Friday Dec 15th at 8pm for an evening of uplifting music with a Christmas theme, tickets are available in many locations please contact 085 2098781 for more information.

Christmas Craft Fair on Sun 26th Nov at 11 a.m. in Seven Springs Day Centre, St Brendan's Community Nursing Unit, Loughrea in association with the Day Centre and Loughrea I.C.A. Homemade cakes, jams, knitted creations, craft work

Looscaun Ladies Club has been re-launched and to mark this occasion and remember deceased members, we will be having a Mass at Shragh Community Centre on Wed 6th Dec at 6.45pm, followed by a cup of tea. Everyone welcome.

Mountshannon N.S. Fundraising Bingo night will take place in Mountshannon Parish Hall on Fri 24th Nov at 8pm. Please note earlier time. Jackpot €1,150 (47 numbers). Raffle on the night. We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Killeen N.S. Parents Association are holding a free Anti Bullying training course for parents Tue 21st Nov from 8 - 10pm in the school. Course provided by the National Parents Council Primary. All welcome. Please confirm attendance by text 087-7916707 (Shirley)

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.
Masses this Week, Fri. 7.30pm Sat. 1pm Sun. 11am
Sunday November 19th 11am Mary Eames, Woodford (12th Anniv.) & Joe Eames, Co. Leitrim & deceased family members.
Lena O’Keeffe, Rockhill (2nd Anniv)
Friday November 24th 7.30pm Margaret Gaffey, Bolag (First Anniv.) & her brother Thomas Kennedy, Cahir Co. Tipperary (1st Anniv.)
Saturday November 25th 1pm PJ Coniry, Woodford (First Anniv.)
Sunday November 26th 11am Jimmy & Maisie & Francis Fahy, Bawnmore & deceased family members
Agnes, James & Micheal Kelly, Clonoon & deceased family members.
Eucharistic Ministers: Pat Lyons Patricia Eames.
Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin
Reader for Church: Justin O’Byrne
Altar Servers: (C). Ciara Hickey Amy Shiel.

St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun
Masses this Week, Wed. 8.30am Sat. 7pm
Saturday November 18th 7pm Paddy Forde, Derryoober.
Saturday November 25th 7pm Patrick & Ellen Garvey, Coose.
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Coughlan Angela Hanley.
Altar Society Mary Coughlan Margaret Shiels
Reader for Church Michael Walsh.
Altar Servers: (A) Evan Flaherty Mark Leonard Louis Donlon Peter Flaherty Ciaran Kemple
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays 2pm to 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church.

Sun. Nov.19th SR 8.05am Set 4.33pm
New Moon on Sat. Nov. 18th at 11.42am
Sun. Nov.26th SR 8.17am Set 4.25pm
First Quarter on Sun. Nov. 26th at 5.03pm

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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