11th Sunday in Ordinary Time June 17th 2018


Last week's newsletter for June 10th


 Cemetery Masses: Woodford Fri. Jun. 22nd at 8.30pm Weather permitting. Otherwise Mass in Church.


Like or Love Singing? New Choir members always welcome in Looscaun for Sunday


World Meeting of Families National Collection this weekend. Please support.


Please note details of getting tickets for World Meeting of Families and for visit of Pope Francis will be detailed in next weeks newsletter.

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto 2-3-8-17 Match 3;Declan O’Rourke, Naas Draw this Sat .Jun.16th in McCormack’s Curra Jackpot E 3,400

Furnace Festival organisers which takes place on the 25th and 26th August in Woodford are urgently looking for volunteers to help with this event, anyone interested please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 085 1239550/090 9749309 and leave a message with your name


Celebration of National Holy Wells Day - Sunday June 17th : walks organised to our two local wells: For Derrycrag Well Woodford - please meet at Woodford Church Car park 5pmSt Ann's Well Douras - please meet at Looscaun Church car park 7pm to walk to the well or meet at 7.30pm at the well. All welcome

Clonfert Pilgrimage to Lourdes August 28th - Sept 2 2018. Please Contact Society Travel in Ballinasloe for more details. Phone 090-9645350.

3 DAY PILGRIMAGES TO LOUGH DERG: From Fri 22nd – Sun 24th June. Departs St. Michael’s Church @ 8.30a.m. on Fri 22nd. Full details: John (086) 8600987 & Fr. Bernie: (087) 2396208.

Portumna Social Services Committee are holding a fund raising draw for the Day Care Centre again this year.The Draw will take place in the centre on the 4th of July.There are 5 prizes of €150. 10 of €50 and 10 of €25.Please support.If anyone would like to help by taking a card and selling lines, it would be greatly appreciated. Cards can be collected from the centre. Many thanks for your continued support.

Tommy Larkins G.A.A. Club celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.We are presently sourcing items of memorabilia such as old photos, newspaper cuttings, programmes etc. to enable us gather a comprehensive history of the Club to date. If you have items you can share with us we would appreciate if you contact Angela at 086 8513031 or any member of the Club Executive. All items will be copied and returned to you.

Woodford Tidy Towns continues every Thursday 7p.m. meeting at Youth Club Hall. We would love more people to come on board to ensure that we have a well -presented village and foster a sense of pride in our local community.

Pioneer Tour on Thur. Jul. 5th to Johnstown Castle Gardens, Hook Head Lighthouse & Wexford. Bus leaving Woodford at 7.45am & Looscaun at 8am. Adults E25, Students E15. Everyone welcome. For details & bookings Mary Gorman 090-9749073 Teresa Ryan 090-9749053

6/10k Fun Run/Walk:in Duniry, Sun 24th at 12.30. Registration from 11am in Duniry Community Centre. Refreshments and cake sale

Are you interested in hosting a European Student (€175p/w)We are looking for local families to host for a School Year or term.Becoming a host family and welcoming a foreign student can be an amazing experience.We have successfully placed students all along the west of Ireland and the experience has been such that we are expanding to your area.Please check out our website for testimonials from previous homestays!Please call or text Emma on 089 445 8698

The annual churchgate collection for Daisychain Chernobyl Group Rest and Recuperation programme will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. All funds raised will be spent directly on the children during their visit with us. Your kind donations are greatly appreciated .

New Adventures Pre-School are holding their annual Big Toddle for Barnardos on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 11 .45. We have raised well over €1000 since we started the Toddle.The Big Toddle for Barnardos is all about children helping children.

St Padre Pio- Blessing with First Class Relic with prayers at the life size statue of Padre Pio. Testimonies from Michael O’Connor- Killarney. At the Abbey Church Loughrea, on Sat 23rd of June, Mass at 12pm.

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies Applications are invited for the BA (Hons) in Religious Studies at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), commencing in September 2018. Further Information from Barry McMillan on 091-742472. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chiropody clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on Monday 18th and Thurs 21st June for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 0861901247 for an appointment.

Davitts C.C would sincerely like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of last weekends camogie Féile na nGael. Thanks to all the host families, to Tynagh Abbey Duniry GAA for their facilities, to all who donated food and helped out in anyway both on & off the field & to the players & the management . Míle buíochas to all in the Davitts community

Port Omna Beo are launching their new brochure, "The Wetlands of Portumna" on Sunday 24th June at 3pm. Gather in the main car park of Portumna Forest Park at 2.45 pm. Janice Fuller, consultant ecologist will open the launch with music, song and poetry to follow. All welcome.

St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Sat. 7pm

Saturday June 16th 7pm Mass for People of the Parish

Saturday June 23rd 7pm Dr. Brian Keary, Woodford & Mickey O’Sullivan.

Michael Moroney, Woodford, Tom Scully & deceased family members.

Eucharistic Ministers: Bernadette Larkin Carmel Kelly .

Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin.

Reader for Church Ollie Conroy

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Mon Tue. & Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Fri. 9.30am Sat. 10am Sun. 11am

Sunday June 17th 11am Maire Ni Cheallaigh, Fr. PJ Kelly,

Sr. Rosarii, & deceased members of the Kelly Family, Woodford.

Eileen Donnelly, Douras.

Sunday June 24th 11am Mass for people of the Parish.


Eucharistic Ministers: Anne Page Mary Coughlan

Altar Society Breda Fahy Julia Fahy

Reader for Church Michael Walsh

Servers: (B) Fionnuala Hanley


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays 2pm to 3pm in St. Brendan’s Church


Sun. Jun. 17th SR 5.07am Set 10.02pm First Quarter on Wed.. Jun. 20th at 11.51am

Sun. Jun. 24th SR 5.08am Set 10.04pm Full Moon on Thur. Jun. 28th at 5.53am



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