33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 18th 2018


 Parish Newsletter for November 11th 2018


RIP:, .Martha B Grady (nee Cleary) Flushing, Long Island, New York U.S.A and formerly of Derrygoolan, May they rest in peace.

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto:2-6-7-8 Match 3: Sean Burke Declan White Joan Ryan Jackpot 2,200 euro. Draw Mon. Nov. 19th in Elsie’s Woodford. .

We remember those who died this past year: Sr. Kathleen Keary, Johnny Kelly, Josephine McNamara, Paddy Fahy, Joan Fahy, John Campbell, Sean Conroy, Patrick(Patsy) Hayes Denis (Dinny) Lynch, Josephine Conroy, Mary Ann Moran, Dennis Noonan, Margaret (Peggy) Porter, Gerard Tunn, Harry McMahon, Ann(Nancy) Meany, Pat Fahy, Paul Page, Tim Loughrey, Margaret McCole.

Please Note Mass for the Holy Souls will be offered every weekday that does not have a listed intention.

WOODFORD/LOOSCAUN SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at Shragh Community Centre on Sunday 25th November. Mass @ 1pm. A full 4 course Christmas Dinner; Music & Dancing to Ciaran White; Festive raffle with lots of spot prizes. A great day to meet up with all your friends! Transport can be provided if required. If interested please leave your name at Woodford or Gurteeny Post Office or contact Mary @ 087 6152668. All are welcome

We keep in our prayers Lorriane Gaffey and her family at this time. We pray that God will be close to Lorraine and give her every grace, blessing & healing at this time. Lorraine & her family very much appreciate and thank you for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and kindness at this time.

Come & See. Now is a great time to be a priest. No ordinary life. Exploring Priesthood. in Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.from Fri. Nov. 23rd at 6pm to Sat. Nov. 24th at 4pm. See Poster on Church noticeboard for more details.

Maths (JC-All Levels, LC-Ordinary Level) & Biology Grinds Available. Experienced teacher & State exams corrector. Reasonable rates. Contact (086) 3620706 MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles is set to hold its 2018 Open Day on Saturday, 24 of November (10am -2pm). This is a must attend event for all aspiring post-primary teachers and will include information on our full suite of degrees, including our new BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge. Full details at www.micopenday.ie

Mountshannon Bingo returning Fri 14th Dec 8pm in Mountshannon Hall. Jackpot €1,200 (48 no.s) Raffle on the night, all proceeds to Iniscealtra NS. We look forward to seeing you all again!

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Friday 7th - Saturday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil at 12 Midnight on Friday 7th in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA. Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Concelebrants are Fr Brendan Walsh, Pallotine, Thurles and Fr Lawrence CFR, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Information on organised coaches travelling to the vigil can be found at www.knockshrine.ie

The East Galway Family History Society are pleased to announce two evening heritage events (7.30pm) at the Woodford Heritage Centre, Friday 23rd November 2018, Dr Paul Rondelez and Friday 7th December, Declan Kelly, MA. Paul will talk about ‘The iron industry in Woodford in the 17th and 18th century’ and Declan will speak about ‘How the town of Ballinasloe developed from the 18th century and the impact of this development on local burial practices’. Please note these events are free and supported by Galway County Council.

Hairdressing Taster Course(six weeks) commencing on Thursday 22nd November 1.00 to 3.30pm. Please phone Maureen Shea (087) 7742074 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 091 841387

Monastic Ireland – A Gift of the Nile. Saturday 1st December 10am – 2.30pm An Gáirdín, Portumma Alf Monahan looks at early Irish Christianity from a different perspective – a Mediterranean perspective. The Faddan More Psalter found in the local Tipperary bog provides further evidence of a very different early Christianity in Ireland. This is a fascinating and timely insight into our story. Cost 10e Booking 0872845443 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Seewww.angairdin.ie and An Gáirdín Facebook

Looscaun/Woodford IFA Annual Meeting Tue. Nov. 20th at 8.30pm in Shragh Community Centre

25 Card Drive in Tynagh community Clubhouse on Fri 23rd Nov Commencing 8.30 Sharp.

Entry 10 Euro In aid of Galway Parkinson's Association

1982 Leaving Cert Scoil Mhuire Ballinasloe An informal reunion will be held in Gullanes hotel at 7.30 on Saturday 29th December..Please come along and bring old photos! Contact Edel 0863702501 or Caroline 0860683460

Shragh Christmas Progressive 45. Big Cash Prizes, Raffle on the night. Tea & treats on Wed. 5th Dec. Doors open at 7.30pm. Mulled wine reception. Card game starts at 8pm in Shragh Hall. 10 euro per player for 18 games.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Masses this Week, Mon. 8pm Tue. 7.30pm Fri. 8pm Sun. 11am

Sunday November 18th 11am Sr. Kathleen Keary (First Anniv.)

& Betty Sweeney (nee Keary) Woodford Jim McNamara, Cappa.

Monday November 19th 8pm Lena O’Keeffe, Rockhill (Anniv.)

Tuesday November 20th 7.30pm John & Nessa Abberton, Rossmore.

Friday November 23rd 7pm Pat & Joan Gallagher, Woodford.

Fr. Brian Gallagher & Jack Dunn & deceased family members.

Sunday November 25th 11am PJ Coniry, Woodford (Anniv)

Eucharistic Ministers: Padraig Loughrey Pat Lyons

Altar Society: Team 2 Kitty Moroney Brid McNamara.

Reader for Church Maura Cooney.

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Masses this Week, Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday November 18th 7pm Paddy & Maisie Conroy, Slaughty.

Friday November 23rd 8pm Jimmy, Maisie & Francis Fahy

& deceased family members, Bawnmore.

Agnes, James & Michael Kelly, & deceased family members Clonoon

Saturday November 24th 7pm Martin & Anna Flanagan & Mary & John Davy, Shragh.


Eucharistic Ministers: Loretto O’Grady Carmel D’Arcy. .

Altar Society Breda Fahy Julia Fahy. .

Reader for Church Michael Walsh..

Altar Servers: (A) Peter & Evan Flaherty Mark Leonard Ciaran Kemple Louis Donlon.


Sun. Nov. 18th SR 8.03am Set 4.34pm Full Moon on Thur Nov. 23rd at 5.39am

Sun. Nov. 25th SR 8.15am Set 4.26pm Last Quarter on Fri. Nov. 30th at 12.19am


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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