24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 13th 2020

 

    Last week's Parish Newsletter for September 6th 2019

 

 

RIP:

John Doonan, Long Island, New York, USA, father of Jenny Gorman & father in law of Rod Gorman, Gurteeny.

Thomas (Tom) McNamara, Woodview & formerly Cappa.

Sr. Agnes Curran,(Mother Gerard) Eyrecourt. Sr. Agnes taught in Woodford in the 1960’s & 70’s.

 

Wearing of Face coverings at Church Along with all of the other health measures in place we strongly encourage those attending church services to wear face coverings. Please wear a face covering the next time you come to church.

Please remember in your prayers the children who are celebrating the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion this coming week.

First Confession at 7pm on Tue. Sept. 15th & First Holy Communion on Sat. Sept. 19th at 11am in St. John the Baptist Church, Woodford. Both available on the Church Radio and on the Parish Facebook Page.

Diocese of Clonfert: On-Line Revision for the Sacraments Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We are inviting all candidates for First Holy Communion and Confirmation to follow the short on-line revision courses in preparation for Holy Communion and Confirmation . Each Course consists of three lessons each with a video and worksheet. ‘Come to the Table of the Lord’ is the online course for First Confession and First Holy Communion. ‘Come Holy Spirit Once’ is the online course for Confirmation Candidates. When you have completed all three lessons for the respective course, please send all your worksheets to the Priest of the Parish where your school is located a week before you make your First Holy Communion or Confirmation .Videos and worksheets can be accessed on www.clonfertdiocese.ie or on www.iCatholic.ie If you have any difficulty accessing the videos or worksheets please contact Isabelle at 083 8791745. We are looking forward to celebrating this most special day with all those to be confirmed, their families and sponsors.

Please note the date for Confirmation is Saturday October 3rd. Online Parish Donations : If you like you may wish to contribute to Woodford/Looscaun Parish either by using the idonate button on the Clonfert Diocese website, www.clonfertdiocese.ie or directly by online banking, 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. It is greatly appreciated. You can also hold onto your envelopes at home and donate them when you have the opportunity and when it is safe for you to do so. 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

Priest’s Autumn Collection: Thank you most sincerely for your contributions to this collection which goes towards the sustenance of the clergy serving your parish. Please use the boxes provided in the Churches. You can also contribute online (Online Banking or by using the idonate button on the Clonfert diocese website) www.clonfertdiocese.ie or by dropping your envelope at the Parochial House in Looscaun. Thanks again for your generosity in these difficult times.

A different kind of life? Why not join some others who are thinking about the same thing? The Diocese of Clonfert is now accepting applications for an informal time of exploration for those who feel they might be interested in becoming a diocesan priest. Closing date for expressions of interest is September 15th 2020. This time will consist of Meeting others who are interested in becoming a Priest? Finding out more about Faith and Church? Exploring the life and work of a Catholic Priest? An opportunity for Prayer and Reflection? If you would like to find out some more contact: Fr Iomar Daniels: Telephone: 087 050 6709 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Telephone the Diocesan office at 091 841560

Volunteers for Stewarding/Cleaning are most welcome: Please note ONLY Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday Morning Mass are open to the public now. Weekday Mass is still behind closed doors. If you are vulnerable or have flu symptoms please join us from home online on Facebook live www.facebook.com/woodf4dlooscaun or on the radio on 105.0FM Thank you for your understanding, co-operation and patience For further information see www.clonfertdiocese.ie

Please note that both Churches are closed from time to time to allow for sanitising and to ensure they are clean for Weekend Mass. St. John the Baptist Church can be accessed at Our Lady’s Door and St. Brendan’s Church at the door nearest Parochial House at all other times.

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto Results:5-18-22-30 Jackpot 10,700 euro Match 3 Sophie Power Next draw on Sun. Sept. 13th in Clubhouse. Tickets online on Klubfinder, locally at Woodford & Gurteeny Post Offices, Keary’s & Tuohy’s Video of draw/results will be posted on Facebook. www.klubfunder.com/clubs/Tommy_Larkins_GAA_ Club/lotto

Handyperson for Light Maintenance and Housekeeping Work Required Please call 090 9676044 or 090 9676046 Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Instead Senior Care are currently recruiting CareGivers in Woodford & surrounding areas. Training provided, Full & Part time. To apply, visit Homeinstead.ie/Galway-Jobs. Call us on (091) 384160. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All communities in Co. Galway have been invited to submit a proposal to have a Greenway (walking and cycling route) in their locality. The Woodford proposal looks to use public lands as a route. Further information is available by contacting a Woodford Parish Development committee member or via email wThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All feedback, suggestions or offers to route a Greenway are welcome.Both Waterford &Mayo Greenway showed a marked improvement in economic activity to local areas, creating jobs mainly in tourism. This is first stage of a longer process & further public consultation will be taking place if Woodford get shortlisted

FREE Conversational/ Basic Irish Classes: Want to brush up or revitalise your Irish? We have a FREE 4 week online course this Autumn in conversational and basic Irish for you from the comfort of your own home. If interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carmel on 087 7681808 to ensure your place. Consistent with current health advice GRETB are offering this course online only. You will need a laptop or smartphone or device that will facilitate ZOOM. Please share with those who might be interested.

FREE Organic Gardening Classes We have a FREE 4 week online course in Organic Gardening facilitated by the GRETB from the comfort of your own home. If interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carmel on 087 7681808. Consistent with current health advice we are offering this course online only. You will need a laptop or smartphone or device that will facilitate ZOOM. Please share this with anyone who might be interested. Starting this Autumn.

The Foot Clinic will be attending Hayes & Hayes Portumna every Mon except on Bank Holidays Please contact 087 3344530 BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY Please wear a mask!

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

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

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

Sunday September 13th 11am Pat Fahy, Allendarra.(2nd Anniv) Pat Dwyer, Duniry & formerly Rossmore.

3pm Funeral Mass for Thomas(Tom) McNamara, Woodview

Saturday September 19th 11am First Holy Communion.

Sunday September 20th 11am Marian Moylan, Woodford (3rd Anniv)

Altar Society: Team 4 Patricia Eames Celia Cox.

 

St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Sat. 7pm available on Woodford/Looscaun Facebook Live, amd on 105.0FM

Saturday Sept. 12th 7pm Paddy Whyte, Delia Whyte & Paddy Kildea, Kylenamelly.

Saturday Sept. 19th 7pm Deceased members of the Collins Family, Lowertown.

Altar Society Bernadette Stewart Mary Goonan.

 

Sun Sept. 13th SR 7.04am Set 7.52am

New Moon Thur. Sept. 17th at 12 noon.

 

 

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.

Newsletter available on www.clonfertdiocese.ie, Twitter: @Woodf4dLooscaun

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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150