33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 17th 2019



  Parish Newsletter for November 10th 2019




RIP: Mairead Gorman (nee Brewster) Dublin, Sister in law of Aine Gorman, Derryoober


Confession Available: After 10am Mass on Sat. morning in Looscaun, 6.20pm -6.45pm Saturdays and after 11am Mass on Sunday Morning.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto 3-7-30-32 No Winner. Match 3 MS Ireland Next draw on Sat.Nov..16th in The Hill, Kylebrack. Jackpot 7,400 euro


Looking for beautiful cats or kittens ? Contact George on 087 7166916 for more information


Woodford Parish Development: To enable us develop plans for Woodford for the coming year there will be Suggestion Boxes from 1st to 30th November in the following locations: John Kearys, Post Office, Library and both Mercy College and St. Josephs National School. The community is invited to drop in suggestions and ideas that will encourage community involvement and make Woodford a better place to live , work and play.


The Weekly ’45 Card Game will resume in Shragh Hall every Monday from 21st October. Doors open 8.15pm for 8.30 start. Please support.


Woodford Youth Club Hall Sale of Work: is on SUNDAY DEC 1st with Santa arriving at 3pm. Cakes, games, toys, hampers, vouchers and an auction for firewood silage, concrete blocks, fencing stake and much more. All are welcome to come & enjoy a cuppa and get into the festive spirit while supporting the local community. Your support is vital to maintain this facility for our community. Major repair works need to be undertaken in the new year to replace the roof which has fallen into disrepair.


Sale of Signed or Stamped Mass Cards Having signed or stamped Mass Cards for sale to the public in shops and other commercial outlets is a practice that is not approved by the Irish Episcopal Conference, the Major Religious Superiors or the Superiors of Missionary Societies. As such it is also prohibited under the Charities Act 2009.


Local Authorities Waters Programme (LAWPRO) at Galway County Council are holding a community information meeting about the Woodford River Catchment on Wed. 20th Nov in Woodford Community Hall at 7:30pm. Everyone welcome to attend to help in protecting our local waters.


Manual Handling Training Course on Friday 22nd November 2019 from 7-9p.m. and Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11-1a.m in the Youth Club Hall Woodford. Cost is €50 per person. Please call Lorraine on 087 9350425 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Spaces are Limited. I am also available for Hire as a Manual Handling Trainer for any businesses or contractors etc. if required please contact me for details.


The Pieta House Wren Run returns for 2019 on 26th Dec. Both Davitts Camogie & Tommy Larkins will again be joint beneficiaries with Pieta House and your support would be appreciated.Register online @ www.pietahousewrenrun.ie . The Pieta House Wren Run will hold a Registration Night in Tommy Larkins‘ Clubhouse from 6.30pm-8pm on Thursday 14th November. You can register for the event or purchase merchandise (bobble hats, jerseys & jackets) - Card payment accepted. All profits from our merchandise sales go solely to Pieta House. Register for the event NOW & be entered into all our Early Bird Draws along with our Monster Draw. Prizes include a consultation with Dermot Bannon, €200 Supervalu vouchers, hotel breaks plus loads more. For more info, visitwww.pietahousewrenrun.ie Registration will be available on the day. Our local beneficiaries are Davitts CC and Tommy Larkins GAA. Please support. All welcome to register on the night! Any queries, contact 087-9925624


Couch to 5K and Men on the Move every Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 to 8pm and 8 to 9pm respectively on the walking Track at Tommy Larkins Clubhouse for both ladies and gents. Both events are sponsored by HSE and are open to everyone in the community. You are invited to participate in whatever time slots suits you best. This is a great opportunity to get fitter and healthier so please come along and join in next week.


CHURCH GATE COLLECTION to fundraise for the annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas party will take place this weekend Sat 16th & Sun 17th November. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


TABLE QUIZ takes place at Walsh’s Bar & Restaurant, Woodford on Saturday 23rd November at 9pm. Table of 4 = €40. Raffle with great prizes on the night. All proceeds to Shragh Community Centre Development Fund. All are welcome.


Kieran Tuohy's solo exhibition entitled 'Dark Shadows' which are in the medium of bog oak are beautiful sculptures which immortalize stories of our past are on display at the Woodford Heritage Centre for the months of November and December. Visiting times are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Fridays 9am to 12.30pm.


Galway Hospice Christmas Cards for sale at the Woodford, Heritage Centre, 12 cards for €7.


Portumna Christmas Fair Portumna Town Hall Sunday 24th November 2019 12pm-5pm FREE Admission Join us for an afternoon of Christmas buzz.


Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Mon. 8pm Tue. 7.30pm Fri. 7.30pm Sun. 11am

Sunday November 17th 11am Betty Sweeney & Sr. Kathleen Keary formerly Woodford. Jim McNamara, Cappa (15th Anniv.)

Monday November 18th 8pm Lena O’Keeffe, Rockhill.

Tuesday November 19th 7.30pm Margaret & Thomas Gaffey & deceased family members, Bolag.

Friday November 22nd 7.30pm Pat & Joan Gallagher, Woodford & Fr. Brian Gallagher SSC

Sunday November 24th 11am PJ Coniry, Woodford (3rd Anniv)

Deceased members of the Collins Family, Lowertown. Eucharistic Ministers: Padraig Loughrey Pat Lyons


Altar Society: Team 3. Wiltrude Duell Mary Gorman Angela Shiel

Reader for Church Maura Cooney.

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday November 16th 7pm Deceased Members of the Whyte Family, Boula. Patrick & Ellen Garvey & Cora Garvey, Coose, Whitegate.

Saturday November 23rd 7pm Agnes, James & Michael Kelly, Clonoon & deceased family members

Maisie, Jimmy & Francis fahy, Bawnmore & deceased family members

Paddy & Maisie Conroy, Slaughty.


Eucharistic Ministers Brian Page Kathleen Brogan.

Altar Society Betty Whelan Maura Tully. .

Reader for Church. Michael Walsh.

Altar Servers. (A) Fionnuala Hanley.


Sun. Nov. 17th SR 8.00am Set. 4.35pm Third Quarter on Tue. Nov. 19th at 9.10pm


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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