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Next Friday is the First Friday of the month and Fr. John will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times. If you would like him to call to
someone please let him know.
Tridium of Masses: Thank you – to all who were part of our Tridium of Mass and 24 hour Adoration. Sincere thanks to Bridgid and Mary for
coordinating the hours.
Parish Pastoral Council meeting: An extra Council meeting is arranged for Monday 28th at 8:00pm.
Examinations Mass Tuesday 5th June: at 7:30pm for all those doing exams. Students present will receive an individual Blessing.
Next Sunday is the feast of Corpus Christi: After the 11:30am Mass there will be the annual procession. Benediction will be at the altar in
Carraig Mór. All the children who made their First Holy Communion this year are invited to walk with their parents in the procession and be
dressed in their First Holy Communion clothes.
Volunteering at Knock Shrine: Knock Shrine would welcome volunteers to assist pilgrims during the 2018 pilgrimage season.
A meeting to arrange same will take place in St Mary’s Hostel, Knock NEXT Wednesday 23rd at 8pm.
We Congratulate the children of Lackagh N.S. who received their First holy Communion this Saturday 26th
Knock Parish Church and Shrine open for Pilgrims After a long spell of closure, parishioners and pilgrims at Knock were delighted to finally
be welcomed back to their beloved Parish Church which reopened to the public last week. The refurbishment includes restoration and cleaning
of the beautiful historic features, including the 19th Century Stations of the Cross, the Sanctuary which dates back to 1880 and mosaic artworks
which surround the side altars.
Annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Archbishop Michael Neary from 21-26 July.  Sheila Davin 086 866 4633 or 093 24639.
Foyer of Charity Silent Retreat: with the theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…”preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne in Esker Retreat Centre,
Athenry, on 2nd to 8th July. Cost: €380 full board.  Helen 086 167 8027 or 
Lough Derg 2018: Season has opened for One Day Retreats. Retreats continue on May :13th , 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 28th
Advance booking is essential. 071 986 1518 or  Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this
May? (Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.)
Anam Cara Galway, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent evening on Wednesday 6th June from 19:30 to 21:00
in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit. It is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death,
or whether their death was recent or not.
Saturday 26th 7:30pm Teresa Concarr, Coolarne Months Mind also remembering her husband Patrick (17th A) .
Sunday 27th 11:30am
Padraic McDonagh Monroe also remembering Kate.
Gerry Crehan, Cregmore. 27th A.
Tom Walsh, Coolarne. 7th A.
John McGrath, The Wood, Cregmore. 4
th A.
Michael and Anne Morris Rathfee also Thomas and Delia Conboy.
Jim, Maura and Paddy Dooley, Liscaninane.
Maeve Ryan, Lackagh Road. 16th A.
Monday 9:30am Sharon Hession, Cregcarragh.
Tuesday 9:30am Mary Roche, Abbeyknockmoy.
Wednesday 9:30am Gary Higgins, Belville.
Thursday 9:30am Pat Fahy, Ballinvoher. 9th A.
Friday 9:30am Thomas, John and Delia Murphy Waterview, also Katie Killilea USA and Waterview.
Saturday 2
nd 7:30pm Mary O’Brien, Lackaghmore and Barnaboy. 15th A.
Margaret and Murty McGrath, Cregmore.
Sunday 3
Feast of Corpus
Michael Collins, Caraun and grand-daughter Maeve Ryan.
Deceased of the James Murphy family, Ballyglass.
Niall Greaney, Cahernashelleeny. 11th A.
Mary Cunningham, Biggera and formerly Knockdoe.(recently deceased)
Christopher Dunleavy, Rathfee. 26th A.
Eucharistic Ministers: Team C Collectors: Ministers of the Word
Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
26th John Joe O’Kane. 27th Bertie O’Rourke
nd William Aherne. 3
rd Tom Jinks
Nancy Varden Catherine Kenny Michael Costello Martin Hession
Mary Walsh Frances Molloy Declan Burke Declan Murray
Marian Carroll Sarah Hession Francis Fahy Frank Loughnane
Declan Burke Declan Murray Tom Burke David Burke
Anne Doyle Mary Frawley
Our Lady of Knock Church, Lackagh Parish
Lackagh, Athenry, Galway H65 PY96
Saturday Vigil Mass – 7:30pm. Sunday Mass – 11:30am
Legion of Mary: Friday mornings after Mass.
Adoration: Mondays: 2pm – 10pm and
Wednesdays 10am – 10pm.
Baptisms: First and third Sunday of each month
at 12:20 pm sharp At least two weeks’ notice is required.
Lackagh Church / Parish Radio: 106.9fm

27th May, 2018 Fr. John O’Gorman P.P.
 087 250 2 750
Parish Office Opening Hours 2:30 – 4:30pm.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Parish Office only  091 797 114
Office is closed on Wednesdays and
on Public Holidays.
Parish Secretary – Mary Duddy.
Sacristan – Imelda Hussey.

Parish E-mail Address:
Newsletter notices must be in
by noon on Thursdays.
‘Carnoneen’ –
Parish Centre Booking ONLY:
 087 68 77 845. Please note this phone
number is NOT the Parish Office number.
Esker Solemn Novena 5
th –
13th June: Weekdays 8am, 10am, 4pm 6pm 8pm and 10pm. Sunday: 8am, 10am 12noon, 4:30pm 6pm and
8pm. Mass and Anointing of the sick: 12 noon Saturday 9th: Sunday 10th Blessing of babies and small children at all sessions.
Confessions will be heard before and after each session of the Novena except on Sunday.

Redemptorist Day at World Meeting of Families Friday 24th August – Participate in the morning programme of WMOF in RDS,
Celebration of Eucharist as “The Redemptorist Family” in Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ballyfermot Celebrant and Preacher Cardinal
Joseph Tobin CSsR. Followed by refreshments and social time. Admission to WMOF in RDS (Friday). Ticket to Festival of Families (Saturday)
and Ticket to Papal Mass (Sunday). Places are limited. Please  Esker 091 844 007
The Alzheimer Café is a free monthly gathering and anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend. This month Historian Mr. Peadar O
Dowd will give a reminiscence talk on “The Story of Galway” followed by the Medtronic Chorale in the Menlo Park Hotel NEXT Friday 1st

from 2pm – 4pm.  Maureen Mannion 086 8211 540 for any further details
Congratulations Comhaltas 2018: We congratulate the under 18’s Lackagh Comhaltas group on taking home 1st in both the group and band
competitions in Tuam last weekend. Well done to all who took part and represented Lackagh in completion.
Athenry Agricultural show this Sunday 27th from 10am onwards. Bouncing Castle, Show jumping, Fancy dress, face painting, Dog show,
Turf turning, Art Competitions, Baking, hens, ducks and geese competitions, horses and ponies competition, welly throwing competition,
photography, and even more. A great day out for all the family.
Walk with us: Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit in conjunction with Salthill Rotary Club are hosting a 5km seashore walk on Saturday
th June, commencing at 11am from Renville Pier. If you want to experience the joy of walking our shoreline, reflect on the beauty , support
volunteers who assist those when lost at sea, reflect on loved ones since gone or simply breath in the fresh air, then come and Walk with us.
For details Joe 087 965 1498
Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association will launch their latest publication ‘Turloughmore Dispensary’ at 8:15 pm
NEXT Saturday 2nd. The event will be held in Carnoneen Parish Centre and the launch of the book will be performed by Jarlath McDonagh.
The book, which has a limited print run, will retail at €8 per copy in local shops and businesses. The proceeds this book will be used to partially
thatch the Cottage/Museum which is badly in need of repairs. All interested are invited to attend the launch of the book and the Lackagh
Museum Committee look forward to seeing you there.

Lackagh Museum Lotto: There was no winner of this week’s lotto Jackpot on Wed. 23rd May 2018. The numbers drawn were 16-17-18-23.
There was one match 3 Martin Joe Farragher. Promoter’s Prize: MJ Farragher . Next Jackpot €4,375 on Wed. 30th May 2018. Tickets can be
purchased at the Museum and from local businesses. The lotto can now be done online at Your support for the Lotto and for
Cash for Clobber is greatly appreciated for the upkeep of the museum.
Cregmore National School’s Cookbook in aid of the Jonah Fund was launched Cregmore School last Thursday. The cookbook is on sale in
the school – price €12.  091 799 037 if you wish to place your order.
Rights and Entitlements talk for family carers on Thursday 31st May from 10am to 1.30pm. Speaker is Claire Duffy. Venue Family Carers
Ireland, St. Jarlath’s Court, The Glebe, Tuam. For further information or to book a place  (093)70022.
Westport College of Further Education is holding an Open Day for our Full Time PLC courses NEXT Thursday 31st from 9am to 4pm. We
offer QQI/FETAC Level 5 and 6 courses. We will also have a selection of the students work from the past year on display. Information on all our
courses is available on our website or by phoning 098 508 00.
Chair yoga class Tuesdays from 10am – 11a.m. in Carnoneen (Parish Centre). Cost: €8.  Nuala 086 170 1965.
Yoga in Carnoneen Centre: Pregnancy yoga Thursday evening at 6:45pm and gentle yoga at 8pm Thursday evening
GAA Lotto : Numbers Drawn 3-22-26-32. No jackpot winner. No match 3 winner. 5 lucky dips – €40 each. Paul Dullaghan, John Donnellan ,
Guilka. Patricia Burke, Mirah. Kenneth Lane, Abbeyknockmoy. Kevin Langan, Rooaunmore. Sellers prize: Eileen McKeogh. Next Weeks
Jackpot: €20,000. Reserve: €7,800
SMA Family Fun Day in the SMA House, Claregalway on Sunday 3rd June from 12 Noon to 5p.m. We would be grateful to receive good
quality items for various stalls: unwanted gifts, toiletries, china, ornaments, plants etc., we also would love to receive some home baking for our
cake stall. All items can be handed into SMA House up to and including the actual day. All proceeds in aid of our Missions.
Farm Plastic Collection taking place in your local mart in the coming weeks.  FRS Athenry 091 844551 for details.
Cash for clobber scheme: The Museum Committee are most grateful to all parishioners who contribute regularly to the Clobber Scheme. It is
steady fundraiser that helps pay the interest on the Parish Centre debt. We ask you to continue supporting to this worthy cause. Every little
helps! Items for clobber can be dropped into the shed at the back of the museum during the day between 10am and 4pm. No duvets or pillows.
The Claregalway Hub is a concept that supports the community and is run by Josette Farrell and Clare Horgan. It provides a pleasant friendly
space for activities such as classes, talks etc. as well as services to include copying, printing and laminating. In Hub you can get
information and support on things to do in Claregalway and the surrounding areas. It is a place where you can meet up with people and make
new friends through interaction with others in activities. 091 798 552. email
New Cemetery Please note – old wreaths etc and old wooden surrounds from newly constructed graves etc. must be removed from the
Cemetery. In the past few weeks a number of bags of rubbish have been gathered up around the new cemetery. There is NO facility for
collecting this rubbish. If you leave this rubbish there who is to remove it? Please take it away when you clean up your loved one’s grave and
honour the deceased by keeping the graveyard clean and tidy.

Notices for the Lackagh Parish Newsletter: must be emailed or submitted in writing for inclusion. No notices will be taken over the phone. Please read over your notice and have notices free from incorrect spelling
and not in poster style, plain text only please. The cut off time for notices is strictly Thursday at 3:00pm to be included in the weekend newsletter. Notices arriving after this time cannot be included.

The primary purpose of the Lackagh Parish Newsletter is to inform parishioners of the times of Church Services and parish related and organised events. When possible, notices about events run by community based charities, organisations are publicised. However, due to constraints of space there is no guarantee that all notices can be published on any given week. The Parish newsletter can be viewed on Email address: