25th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 24th 2017

RIP: Marian Moylan (nee Comer) Woodford.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Sunday from 7pm to 8pm in St.Brendan’s .Looscaun

Station Masses for Autumn: If you would like to host a Station Mass in Looscaun this Autumn, please contact Fr. Kieran on 090-9749100 at your convenience. Having the opportunity to have Mass in your home with your neighbours and family has a long tradition in the parish but can only continue with everyone’s help.
Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 6-10-18-20 No Winner Match 3 Paddy Dan Tuohy Oliver Loughrey Leah Brogan Laura Leonard Draw this Sat. Sept. 23rd in Gorman’s Gurteeny Jackpot € 2,300

Painting class resume this Monday 11th in Shragh community hall at 8pm.Fee €10. Beginners welcome. Classes are fun and rewarding.

There is a Computer Registration Night for farmers in Ballymacward Hall on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 8 o’clock if interested please contact Mary Muldoon on 086 1908975

Mary Immaculate College Alumni Reunion 2017 - 7 Oct 2017. Did you graduate from MIC in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012? Then this is the event for you! MIC is welcoming back its Alumni on Saturday 7 October 2017 from 1.30pm - 5pm.This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with old friends, and reacquaint yourself with the College. Should you wish to attend, please advise us in advance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 061 -774786 and put "Class Reunion" in the subject line. More details www.mic.ul.ie

Computer/Employment Skills Course Training suitable for beginners & advanced users. QQI(FETAC) certified(Levels 3 & 5) Fulltime Courses) Eligible participants may be entitled to receive a training allowance from GRETB, childcare, travel & meal allowance is also available. Contact Patricia /Lynne at SE Galway IRD, Portumna on 090-9759092

Handel's Messiah - Knock Basilica Sat18th Nov at 7.30pm sees the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel's 'iconic' Messiah at Knock Basilica. Conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn with soloists, Soprano Claudia Boyle, Alto Anne Marie Gibbons, Tenor Julian Hubbard and Bass Christopher Cull together with Our Lady’s Choral Society, Cór Mhaigh Eo and Ballina Chamber Choir. Presented by Liz Nolan, RTE lyric fm.
Tickets available now at www.knockmessiah.com and at the Witness to Hope office Knock Shrine and Downtown Records Castlebar & Westport

Autumn Days at Glenstal: Slow down, Reflect and Renew your Spirit over a series of days at Glenstal Abbey. We begin on Sat Sept 30th - 'The Benedict Option, and why we need it now'. Why in the modernity of the 21stc are people finding a relevance in this 5thc man and his rule? Information on www.glenstal.org or call us at 061 621005

Glenstal Liturgical Conference: 'Living Stones, Sacramentality in a Secularised World’, October 20th – 22nd, celebrating 90 years of Monastic life at Glenstal Abbey. Information at www.glenstal.org / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Bridge for Autumn season in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa on Monday’s at 11.00am.

Part-time secretary required for Killeen N.S. (shared with 2 other local schools within 15 min drive) 18 hours per week. High level of I.T. skills required. Must be garda vetted. Please email cv and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Mon 2nd October.

Omna Singers - adult singing workshops will start back this Monday 25th September in An Gairdin Portumna at 8pm - new members welcome

Progressive 25 Card Game will resume in Tynagh Old School on Fri 29th Sept at 8.30 pm.

Art & Craft Classes for children (5 years up) on Saturdays at 4pm and 5.30pm, starting on September 30th in Bramble Art Studio, Lorrha , for 8 weeks. Please contact Ute: 087-9151356 or 090-9747127. Early booking advisable.

Conversational Arabic classes will start on Tuesday September 26th from 5pm-6pm at Loughrea Family & Community Resource Centre, Pigott's St.This will be a social group coming together to learn conversational Arabic in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Call us on 091 871149 for more info or to register.

History Conference: On Saturday October 7th next, the Irish Workhouse Centre will host a conference on the ‘Workhouse, Famine, and Emigration’. Those interested must book a place at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 086 4070851. The event is free, lunch will be provided, and in lieu of a fee, attendees will be requested to donate towards the development of a museum at the centre.

Who Am I? An opportunity to get to know yourself in depth; to grow in interior solidity and discover how you can live more true to yourself. Oct 21 & 22 and Nov 4 & 11 Carmelite Abbey Res. Loughrea. Reg. deadline is Sep 22. All enquiries are welcome, contact Mary Silke PRH Educator 090 6624937

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.
Mass this Week: Tue 10.10am Sun 11am
Sunday Sept. 24th 11am Michael Joe Keon & deceased family members, Cappa
Tues. Sept. 26th 10.10am Mass for Mercy Day with Mercy College, Woodford.
Sunday Oct. 1st 11am Patrick & Mary Cooney, Rea, Woodford.

Eucharistic Ministers Geraldine Lyons Justin O’Byrne.
Altar Society : Team 4 Patricia Eames Cecilia Cox.
Reader for Church Maureen Conway.
Altar Servers (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd

St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun
Masses this Week Mon.& Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Fri. 9.30am Sat. 10am & 7pm
Saturday Sept. 23rd 7pm Michael (Timbo) Tuohy, Gurteeny.
Patrick & Mary Hackett & their son Thomas, Rossmore.
Saturday Sept. 30th 7pm Thomas Cavanagh, Gurteeny.

.Eucharistic Ministers Carmel D’Arcy Eamon Whelan.
Altar Society Mary Coughlan Margaret Shiels.
Reader for Church Michael Walsh.
Altar Servers: (B) Catherine Hanley Andrew Mullin Caitlin Page Fionnuala Hanley

Sun. Sep. 24th SR 7.23am Set. 7.27pm
First Quarter on Thur. Sept. 28th at 3.53am.. Sun. Oct. 1st SR 7.35am Set. 7.10pm
Full Moon on Thur. Oct. 5th at 3.53am .

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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Woodford/ Shragh Defibrillator 087-3461500