24th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 15th 2019



  Parish Newsletter for September 8th 2019

RIP: John James Lyons, Abbey, brother of Tessie Kelly, Rockhill & grandfather of Karen Dervan, Douras.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto:8-11-14-21 No Winner. Match 3:Josie Keon Sean Page, Bawnmore. Next draw on Sat.

Sept. 14th in The Hill, Kylebrack Jackpot 6,500 euro.


St. Brendan's Education Centre, Sept 2019: still has availability for Level 6: Childcare and Train the Trainer both

modules, Level 5:Care of Older Person, Safety and Health at Work, Business Administration, Communications,

Work Experience, Business Law, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Level 4: Excel. Modules in bold are night

time, all the rest are day time. 091 841387 or John Melville 087 9332033 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Loughrea Fatima Pilgrimage (last remaining seats) 10th October ex Dublin for Miracle of Sun. 7 nights Mass in

Santarem where the bleeding host took place and Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima.Also

2 trips to seaside & tour of Lisbon Contact James Treacy 086-0572216


Duniry NS 6k Fun Run/Walk (bold), Sunday15th at 12.30. Registration from 11am in Community Centre.


Having surgery for prostate cancer, sharing the experience on Wed. Sept. 18 at 7pm in Cancer Support Centre,

Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. To book a place Call Rachel on 091-893318 or Cancer Care West on 091-540040.


Pilates 6 Week Course In Ballinakill Hall Tues. 17 Sept. @ 8pm: Effective efficient workout that increases strength

and flexibility. Both men & women welcome. Bring your own mat/bottle of water. Tel: Maura 087 7942467, Mary

086 3203765 or Niall 087 3593796.


The East Galway Family History Society are having their annual fundraisingevent in aid of Galway Hospice on

Thursday 19th September from 9.30 am to 4 pm, at Woodford Heritage Centre. please support.


Monthly Family Law Clinic by appointment on Wednesday September 18th at Loughrea Family &

Community Resource Centre. For a one off free consultation with a local solicitor, please phone 091 871 149


Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe wish to invite all past and present parents, guardians, students and members of the

community to the celebration of their Centenary Mercy Day Mass, in the school on Saturday 21st September 2019

at 11am.

Organisers of the Great Whitegate Harvest Cora Garvey Memorial Walk wish to thank everyone who

contributed in any way to the success of the walk , total amount raised was .2,410 euro

Leaving Cert Irish Oral grinds available in the Heritage Centre , Woodford. Please contact Breda on 087 9016220 for further details.


PILATES New course for 6 weeks will commence at Shragh Community Centre on Tuesday, 24th September (6.30pm

7.30pm) Cost = €40 for 6 classes. An enjoyable and fantastic means by which to achieve a full body workout that

helps strengthen and tone. Focusing on your posture and breathing. Relief from back pain and joint stress. All levels

of ability welcome to join the class. For more information or to register contact Mary 087 6152668 or Eilish 087


The Chiropody Clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy,Portumna on the 30th Sept and 1st Oct for general

and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 086 1901247 for an appointment.


Portumna Further Education, St. Brigid's Road (Old VEC) Healthcare: Care Skills every Friday from 9:00 am to

12:00 pm Care of the Older Person every Friday from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm Horticulture: Monday and Thursdays

9:00 am to 1:00 pm Singing, Voice coaching Wednesday 4:00 pm Contact Michael 087 6258696/  090

9741946  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Family Carers Ireland is actively recruiting to build on its existing team of

Home Care Workers in this area. Excellent remuneration rates and flexible working hours available. QQI Healthcare

Award including Care Skills and Care of the Older Person desirable. For further information please telephone (091)

885030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Macra na Feirme 75th Anniversary Celebration in the Clayton Hotel, Galway on Saturday 5th October. All past and

present Clubs will be hosting their own table on the night. For further

information, and details of your local contact, phone Ollie at 087 2437009 or Frank at 085 1266133

The Big Gig, Cairdre Seán Henry' music concert will be taking place in the Clayton Hotel Galway on Sunday 6th

October in aid of Cancer Care West and Croi. Tickets are €25 each and can be purchased from Cancer Care West on

091 545000 or through their website www.cancercarewest.ie The night will feature some of Ireland's top traditional

musicians, including Frankie Gavin, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies, Seán Keane and many more. Please support.


Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the

devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast

into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Tue. 7.30pm Fri. 8pm Sun. 11am

Sunday September 15th 11am Margaret & Jimmy O’Sullivan formerly Loughatorick & Rockhill

& deceased members of the O’Sullivan & O’Donnell families.


Friday September 20th 8pm Michael & Kathleen O’Halloran, Toorleitra & deceased members of the O’Halloran, Folan &

Noonan families.

Sunday September 22nd 11am Marian Moylan, Woodford (2nd Anniversary)


Eucharistic Ministers: Justin O’Byrne Mary Lyons.

Altar Society: Team 4. Patricia Eames Celia Cox..

Reader for Church Loretto Quinn Canning.

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


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Mon. 9.30am Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Sat. 7pm

Saturday September 14th 7pm Holy Souls.

Saturday September 21st 7pm Michael (Timbo) Tuohy, Gurteeny.


Eucharistic Ministers Loretto O’Grady Carmel D’Arcy.

Altar Society Breda Fahy Julia Fahy

Reader for Church. Michael Walsh

Altar servers. (B) Mark Leonard Peter Flaherty Ciaran Kemple Louis Donlon


Sun. Sept. 15th SR 7.03am Set. 7.47 pm Full Moon on Sat. Sept. 14th at 5.32am

Sun. Sept. 22nd SR 7.15am Set. 7.30pm Last Quarter on Sun . Sept. 22nd at 3.40am



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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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150