Third Sunday of Easter Sunday April 18th 2021 


RIP:Karen Tarrant, Bolag Funeral Mass on Tue. Apr. 20th at 11.30am in St. John the Baptist Church, Woodford. .


Please note that under Level 5 restrictions, Mass is behind closed doors and available on the Church Radio on 105.0FM locally & online worldwide! on

This year the Parish will be operating the Tax Relief Scheme for donations to eligible charities. The Parish qualifies under this scheme to claim back a percentage of income tax paid on donations of more than €250 in any tax year. For more information in regards to this, please contact Fr. Kieran. Thanks to those who have returned CHY3 forms already. . Every little helps. Thanks again.

Online Banking,gives another option to donate to the parish directly by 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. They are very much appreciated in these difficult times Televised Mass or Mass via Webcam Weekday Mass: Broadcast by webcam every day from St Brendan’s Cathedral Loughrea at 11am and 8pm and on RTE News channel at 10.30am

Sunday Mass: Mass is available every Saturday evening at 8pm and Sunday at 10am and 12 noon from Loughrea Cathedral via webcam at Sunday Mass on TV alternates with Mass at 11am on RTE1 and on the alternate Sunday at 2.15pm on the RTE News Channel.

St. Joseph’s NS., Woodford Enrolment & admission policies for September 2021 are now available in St. Joseph’s NS.and online If you wish to enrol your child please return enrolment form on or before Friday 23rd April 2021.

Tommy Larkins Lotto 6-18-24-30 No Jackpot Win. Match 3 A Forde M Murray Draw On Sun. Apr. 25th for 13.8k Jackpot.

Tickets available in the local shops also.


With a Father’s Heart”: Clonfert Diocesan Novena to St. Joseph From Friday 23rd April to Saturday 1st May in the Year of St. Joseph 2021

For full text of prayer supports visit . Prayer cards will be available from your local church from Thursday 22nd April.

Novena Daily Prayer

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Day 1 April 23rd St Joseph, Open to God Day 2 April 24th St Joseph, Man of Faith Day 3 April 25th St Joseph, Husband of Mary Day 4 April 26th St Joseph, Foster-Father of Jesus Day 5 April 27th St Joseph, Refugee Day 6 April 28th St Joseph, Patron of the Family Day 7 April 29th St Joseph, Friend of the Dying Day 8 April 30th St Joseph, Patron of the Church Day 9 May 1st St Joseph, the Worker (Solemnity)

Pause for a moment of reflection

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;

with you Christ became man.


Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil.


In silence call to mind your needs


Our Father …

Hail Mary …

Glory be …


St Joseph, Man of Faith, Friend of God, Husband of Mary, Guardian of Jesus. Pray to God for us!

The Lord bless us and keep us; The Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us; The Lord turn his face toward us and give us his peace both now and forever. Amen In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Mon.9.30am Tue.11.30am & 7.30pm Wed.9.30am Thur.8pm Fri. 8pm Sat. 10am & 7pm Sun 11am

Mass will be available on 105.0FM locally & available on Facebook Live on the Woodford/Looscaun Facebook Page.


Tuesday April 20th 11.30am Funeral Mass for Karen Tarrant, Bolag

7.30pm Jim & Annie McNamara, Ellen Conroy & Mary McNamaa & Kathleen Campbell & Bridget O’Neill & deceased family members.

Thursday April 22nd 8pm Mass for Eamon O’Reilly, Loughatorick on the occasion of his First Anniversary & deceased members of the O’Reilly Family.

Friday April 23rd 8pm Maureen Page, Woodford (7th Anniversary)

Saturday April 24th 7pm Michael & Dolcie McMahon, Woodford (Anv)

Sunday April 25th 11am Denis Noona, Rockhill (Anv) Altar Society: Team 2 Kitty Moroney Brid McNamara


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Sun. 11am available on Woodford/Looscaun Facebook Live, amd on 105.0FM

Saturday April 17th 7pm Mattie Forde, Derryoober (Months Mind)

Sunday April 18th 11am Tommy Page, Rossmore & Kate Kelly, Clonmoylan.

Altar Society Team 4 Betty Whelan Maura Tully


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, Twitter: @Woodf4dLooscaun


Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150