ANNIVERSARY MASSES Pentecost Sunday (year A)


Sat 27    19:00 Benefactors of Parish

                        Baby Thomas Walsh {8th A} Leam

                        John Conneely {MM} Billamore

                        John Joe Watters {2nd A}, parents Margaret & John, brother Michael {Moyvoon}

                        Michael John & Tim Molloy {A}, parents Mark & Mary, Baby Patrick & dec’d family


Sun 28   08:30

              10:15 Teresa Kennedy (neé Manning)  (MM) {Renmore & Glann}

              11:30 People of the parish

                         Michael John Joyce, Paddy & Winnie Joyce (A) {Magheramore}

Mon 29 10:00 St Pauls end of year mass – all welcome

              19:30 No mass due to St Pauls mass

Tue 30   10:00 Patrick & Margaret Carden {A} Mick Brennan {RIP}

Wed 31 19:00 Rosary & Devotions

Thr 01    18:30

Fri 02     10:00 Altar List – no other intentions

Sat 03    19:00 Richard & Noreen Godsil (A), grandson John, daughter-in-law Joan & dec’d family

Sun 04  08:30

              10:15 Glann – Francis Joyce, (1st Anniversary)

                                       Patsy Joyce, Glann (MM)

              11:30 People of the parish      

              12:45 Baptism

Mon 05 19:30 No Mass

Tue 06   10:00 Grandparents Day Mass – Oughterard NS – all welcome

Wed 07 19:00 Rosary & Devotions

Thr 08    18:30 Dorrie Faherty {A}

                         Stephen Molloy {2nd A} Carrowndulla, Oughterard

Fri 09     10:00

Parish Support & Finances

Weekly Collections:

Weekly envelopes/baskets €895

Restoration €0


NEW Parish Office hours. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00-12:00. Mass bookings etc. through the website, which is very convenient, or in person at above times, min 2 weeks’ notice.  News for the newsletter by 12pm on Tuesday, emailed or letterbox of parish office. Please leave public notices into the parish office for display. Mass Cards available in office and in sacristy after all masses.


Time to participate in the June 1st meeting of Oughterard, Kilannin & Moycullen

There has been a series of 5 reflections asking some very difficult and philosophical questions relating to being a Catholic. These were trying to bring us outside of our normal sphere of thinking and ponder, reflect and put together something coherent on living our faith. The questions were:

  1. What is the purpose of the parish church and Glann, Colinamuck chapel?
  2. What is the Catholic church’s mission? How does the parish community fulfil it?
  3. Whom are we trying to reach for Christ? How does this happen in our parish?
  4. What determines whether the church is alive and growing?
  5. How will we accomplish the mission God has given to us? Can you first name that mission in your community?

As you can see, its not how we normally think. Yet, when big decisions have to be made, any organisation needs to go “back to basics” and have a good solid appraisal.


Reflection on the Visitation of Mary 31st March

This feast day of the Visitation on the 31st May sums up beautifully what the Pray for Life novena is about: a celebration of joy in new life, even in what can seem like difficult and challenging circumstances. Mary was moved by grace to an act of faith and allowed God the Father to guide her. She is the first evangeliser: she carries Jesus in her womb, and John in Elizabeth’s womb recognises him and leaps for joy. What transpires for their lives is remarkable. The consequence of Mary saying ‘yes’ and her simple act of faith is transformative and redemptive for humanity. When each of us respond with joy and courage to the prompt of the Holy Spirit, as Mary did, we can transform not only our own lives but the whole of society. We can return again to a society which values and protects all life, especially at the earliest and most vulnerable stages. We can build again a society that understands a fundamental truth: that every life is a good and perfect gift, deserving protection, that we each have a Father who wants us to “have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10) What a powerful reality, that as members of the Body of Christ we can help those in their darkest moments, we can spiritually and practically connect with those feeling isolated, alone and undervalued: we can make a difference!

“Bow down then before the power of God now, and he will raise you up on the appointed day; unload all your worries on him, since he is looking after you” 1Pet 5:7 – from Evening Prayer for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary



the 27th Annual Children’s Remembrance Day Mass, arranged by Galway University Hospital. This year’s Mass will be held in Mary Immaculate Queen Church, Bearna, on Sunday 11th June at 2.30pm. contact Vivian at 087 9684271 or Anne at 087 4418574


Galway Alzheimer Café is a free monthly gathering, and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. The next café will be on Friday 2nd June in the Menlo Park Hotel from 2pm – 4pm. Speaker: Teresa Keegan. Topic: Sensory gardens for increased wellness followed by a performance from the Medtronic Harmonics. Maureen Mannion 086 8211540


The All-Ireland Rosary Rally is on Saturday June 3rd when we will rally for Our Lady.

9am to 1245pm: Meet different Irish Apostolates in St John’s Centre*

1pm: Rosary talks by Bishop Oliver Doeme in the Basilica

2pm: Stations of the Cross (Outside)

2.30pm: Rosary Procession (Outside)

3pm: Holy Mass and Anointing of the Sick with Archbishop Eamon Martin


The 25th May 2018 was a dark day for Ireland, where the country voted to repeal the 8th amendment and allowed the government to bring abortion into our country. Tomorrow marks the 5-year anniversary of this dark day, and tragically over 31,000 babies have been lost to abortion in our country since it became legal. Every one of them was a growing, living human being, who had value, whose life had meaning. 

The countdown is underway and we are now only 5 WEEKS away from the Rally for Life 1st July. As we get closer to the Rally this summer, it is vital we get the word out, so we can show our politicians that the pro-life voice is strong in Ireland. Can you help us promote the Rally for Life? Please see more below on how you can help or contact us by emailing [email protected] or call 01 8730465

In light of the recent revelations from the Abortion Review, we’d like to remind and urge everyone to CALL their TDs asking them to retain the 3-day wait. With over 31,000 abortions occurring in Ireland since the repeal of the 8th amendment, we must do what we can to save every life possible! We know that the 3-day wait has given women time to think and change their mind on abortion, so this part of the abortion legislation MUST be retained. CALL your TD today and urge them to KEEP the 3-day wait.


A reminder from Croí Nua of their Sacred Heart Novena in Salthill church, Thursday 8th to Friday 16th June. The novena will be led by the priests of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and the Croí Nua team. Sessions will be live-streamed from Salthill church webcam.

Monday–Friday: 10.00am & 7.30pm. Saturday: 10.00am & 5.30pm.  Sunday:   9.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm



A prayer for vocations

Lord, because you recognize that the harvest is great and that the labourers are few in number, you invite us to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Therefore, we ask you to stir up the minds and hearts of your faithful people so that men and women of calibre, integrity and faith would have the courageous generosity to leave other things behind and devote their lives to serving you and your church in the preaching, teaching and living out of your Gospel message in our diocese and beyond. 

Contact Fr. Ian O’Neill, Galway Diocesan Vocations Director – 087 2048497 – [email protected]


Religious Dates to remember

Sunday 28th May Pentecost Sunday

Sunday 4th June Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 11th June Corpus Christi with procession

Sunday 30th July Kilcummin graveyard mass


‘Journeying Together with Immigrants’: the Council for Immigrants of the Irish Episcopal Conference is holding a morning seminar on Friday 9th June 2023, from 11.00am to 1.30pm, in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.

Along with immigration liaison personnel and immigrant chaplaincies, anyone with an interest in this area is welcome. To book a place, please contact Gary Carville at [email protected]


Rewilding Church: Creating Spaces to Nurture Faith. Patricia Higgins. Zoom – Thu June 1st at 8.00 p.m. Could the image of ‘rewilding’ offer hope to those concerned about adult faith development? She has a passion for working with others to create spaces that help people to connect to themselves, to each other and to God. She is especially interested in working with those who may feel ‘over Church’ but not ‘over God’.

Her experience of working with others to create participative, inclusive spaces to explore and discover faith makes her passionate about how these can support people to act for a more just (and joy-filled) world. Visit the parish website for link:

Meeting ID: 839 0376 3493: Passcode: 950288
The Association of Catholics in Ireland


 Kevin Fitzgerald runs a course called the Home-Based Computers programme which is available County wide.  It has been running successfully for over 20 years benefiting many individuals by allowing them to re-enter the workforce following an accident or period of illness. This course is available free of charge to all participants. A laptop is also provided free of charge for the duration of the course. It is delivered on a blended learning basis allowing people the ability to study from home three days of the week while also gaining support from tutorials two days of the week in one of our centres. 

Kevin Fitzgerald, Instructor, Home Based Computers Course, National Learning Network, part of The Rehab Group , Horizon Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway 

[email protected] : Direct ph: 091 773557 : Mob: (086) 043 2801



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