Archive for June 2013

12th Sunday of the Year – June 23

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions each Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration every Wed. 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer. Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All are welcome.

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 22nd 9:30 am Special Intention
7:00 pm Mary Mahony, Queen Street
Sunday 23rd 8:30 am Pat & Mel Flynn
11:30 am Edward, Mary, P.J. & Ned Dolan, Cushcallow
Monday 24th 7:00 pm Rosie Woods, Main Street (Month’s Memory)
Tuesday 25th 9:30 am
Wednesday 26th 9:30 am
Thursday 27th 9:30 am
Friday 28th 9:30 am
Saturday 29th 9.30 am
7.00 pm Dermot & Mary Maloney  & Norman Winkler & Dec. members of the Maloney & Winkler family.
Sunday 30th 8:30 am
11:30 am Ann & Jimmy Devery, Main Street.

Please pray for the repose of the soul Kathleen Grant, Birr.  May she Rest in peace.

Collectors: Team B

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1360

Restoration Collection:  €700 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: June
7.00 pm:  Ger Woods and Ursula Finnegan
8.30 am  Ger Fogarty & Mark Kenny
11.30 am Cora Stronge Smith & Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: June
7.00 pm: Paddy Scales and Ann Gallagher
8.30 am Caroline McGee
11.30 am Margaret Daly and Ronnie Byrnes

Cemetery Masses: Banagher – Sat. 20th July 2013  at 7.00 p.m.  All Saints – Mon. 22nd July 2013 at 7.00 p.m.

This Weekend we welcome The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver who will be speaking at all our Masses about their orders work and seeking your support in their work.

Banagher Library:  Closed  Fri. 28th June 12 – 5 p.m. (Afternoon Only) and  Sat. June 29th.

For Sale:  Ladies Raleigh 3 speed bicycle in good condition.  Call 087 9826668.

Offaly Hospice:  Banagher, Cloghan & Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice acknowledge with thanks €360 from the Woods family in memory of the late Mrs. Rose Woods.  All money donated to Offaly Hospice is used for the care of patients in the county.

Church Gate Collection next weekend 29/30th June in aid of Banagher Tidy Towns  Please support.

Banagher Active Retirement Group:  REMINDER: To the club members that are going on the ‘Mystery Tour’ on Thursday 27th June, the bus is leaving Banagher square at 10.15 a.m. sharp.

Historic Graveyard & Memorial Recording Workshop in the Banagher area 8th-9th July:  Supported by Offaly Local Development & Ireland Reaching Out  a workshop will take place in selected local historic graveyards.  Training in low-cost high-tech field surveying of historic graveyards & recording of local oral histories. All are welcome to participate. Come for the full 2 days or whatever time you can spare. Send name, parish, mobile & email to or (085) 1925466. Nominal charge of €10 to cover materials & use of equipment.

Banagher / Lusmagh Scouts are holding a cake sale on Saturday 29th June from 2 to 5 p.m. Homemade Treats and Crepes on the day. Thanks for your support.

The Gathering  is taking place in Shannon Harbour August 2nd to 4th.   Events include a heritage walk, the school around the corner and the Shannon Harbour High Nelly Cycle.   See

Ferbane/Banagher Macra’s next meeting will take place on this Monday the 24th of June in Flynn’s Bar, Banagher at 9.30 p.m. All welcome, especially new members!

Banagher Pitch & Putt Club:  Membership now due.  Half price if paid before 30th June.  Family €60  Single €40  Half price €30 and €20 respectively.  Payable to Thomas Larkin, John Kennedy or Ger Wynne.

Lost:  Motorcycle papers lost between Banagher & Birr.  If found please return to Pat Joe White, 228 Feighs, Banagher or post through letterbox.  Thank you.

Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna:  The workhouse was the last resort of the destitute poor from the 1840s to the 1920s.  What was life in the workhouse like?  Visit the Centre located in a real workhouse in Portumna.  Open 7 days a week until 31st Oct. 090 9759200.