Archive for October 2013

30th Sunday of the Year – October 27th

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 26th 9:30 am  Mick, Kitty & Joe Flannery
7:00 pm  Garry Hyland (12th Anniv.)
Sunday 27th 8:30 am
11:30 am  Lucy Egan (1st Anniv.)
Monday 28th 7:00 pm
Tuesday 29th 9:30 am
Wednesday 30th 9:30 am  Special Intention
Thursday 31st 9:30 am  Special Intention
Vigil 7:00 pm  Harry & Margaret Johnson
Friday 1st 11:30 am  Feast of All Saints
Saturday 2nd 9.30 am  Frank & Agnes Fitzgerald & Kieran & David Gavin
All Souls 7.00 pm  Kay Mahon & deceased Conroy & Mahon Families
Sunday 3rd 8:30 am  Peggy McHale
11:30 am  Mart Walton

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Nora Broderick, Rathmolyon, mother of Liam Broderick.   May she rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his First Friday calls on Thurs. and Friday

Collectors: Team D

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1220

Restoration Collection:  €738 (Target €700)

New Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Lists available in the Church

Readers of the Word: November
7.00 pm: Ger Woods & David McKeon
8.30  am: Ger Fogarty and Mark Kenny
11.30 am:  Cora Stronge Smith & Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: November
7.00 pm: Hilary Kelly and Paddy Scales
8.30 am: Ann McIntyre
11.30 am: Margaret Daly and Helena Boylan

Parish Mission:  The Parish has planned a Parish Mission to be led by the Céilí Community.  The mission will run over 2 weeks.  The first week will see members of the mission team visiting all the homes of the parish, while the 2nd week will be the mission in the Church.  The Mission begins of Sat. 9th Nov. until Sunday 24th Nov.

Welcome to all who are visiting Banagher on this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Hurry!!   Banagher Review   Needs You!!  Well.. your stories, photos & articles etc.  Have you celebrated a special occasion this year?  Did you take part in something extraordinary?  Perhaps you want to share a story, poem, photo.  If so please send to Maria Hein at banagherreview@gmail.com or pop into Maria’s letterbox at 16 Ard Abhainn, Banagher before 31st Oct. 2013.

Rededication of the Church:  The Rededication of our Church following its restoration will take place on Sunday 24th Nov at 3 p.m.  The last day of the Mission.  Our new Bishop Francis Duffy will say the Mass.  Please note there will be no 11.30 a.m. Mass on this Sun.

Volunteer’s Wanted:  During the parish mission the mission team always like to stay in the homes of the local community.  We are looking for members of the parish to host some of the mission team in their homes.  The only meal you will need to provide is a breakfast as all other meals are provided.  If you can help give your name to Fr. Pierre over the next few days.

A Commemorative Booklet is being put together for the occasion of the rededication of our church on Sun. 24th Nov. at 3 p.m.  If you would like to contribute an article to this publication please send it to Jim Madden by Mon. 4th Nov.  Would you like to write about some special occasion in your life associated with the church?  Would you perhaps like to give your impressions of the reordered church? Any photos given  will be returned within a few days.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle will be starting shortly.   The girls will be calling to you.    Your support would be very  much appreciated.

Junior Knitting Club restarting in Bangher Library on Sat 9th Nov.  2013 at 10.30 till 11.30 a.m.   All welcome.

Halloween Dance on Street after Sat. night Mass 26th Oct. at 8 p.m. taking place in Library car park, Banagher.   Come see Vampires Dancing, Halloween treats for kids on the night, great entertainment not to be missed and for a great cause to raise funds for Xmas Lights…

Banagher Library closed on Sat. 26th Oct. the Bank holiday weekend and on Sat. 2nd Nov.

Used Stamps for the Missions:   Your used postage stamps can help the missions in Africa. Just leave a half-inch margin around each stamp and send them to St.Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. There, retired missionaries sort the stamps and prepare them for sale to stamp collectors. So not alone do your stamps provide funds for the missions but you give the elderly and retired priests something worthwhile to do each day. The priest who started this work in 1965 is sometimes known as ‘Father Stamps’. He loves to see packets of stamps arriving each day in the post so why not keep him busy and help the missions!

Haunted House in aid of Banagher Scouts on Sun. 27th Oct. from 3.30 – 6 p.m. in our Scout Lodge in the old Convent grounds.   The Mad Scientist Show at 4 p.m. in the National School. House of Horrors, Dance Demo by Ultra Flex School of Dance, Face Painting, Fancy Dress Competition, Goodie Bags and Halloween Games.  Adm. €5 per child.  Family Disc. Available.

Banagher Drama Group presents ‘Red Roses and Petrol’ written by Joseph O’Connor and directed by Brendan Hanamy,  Nov.  7th, 8th, 9th & 10th in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal:  If you would like to take part in the Shoe Box Appeal leaflets can be had from Banagher Cleaners.  Shoe boxes need to be ready by 11th Nov.

Banagher Christmas Lights Appeal: The committee will be distributing envelopes to all households to raise funds to provide trees and lighting.  All donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated.   Could you please return envelopes to designated areas by mid-November.

Banagher Foroige Club:  No Club on 31st Oct.  Cinema Trip next Tues.  Club resumes on 7th Nov.  Junior Club 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. and Senior Club 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.

28th Sunday of the Year – October 13th

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 12th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Maureen White, Cuba Avenue
Sunday 13th 8:30 am
11:30 am Michael Doorley, Birr Road
Monday 14th 7:00 pm Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna (Months Memory)
Tuesday 15th 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 16th 9:30 am
Thursday 17th 9:30 am
Friday 18th 9:30 am
Saturday 19th 9.30 am
7.00 pm Margaret Nolan, Harbour Road
Sunday 20th 8:30 am
11:30 am Ann & Tommy Martyn, West End

Collectors: Team C

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1188

Restoration Collection:  €710 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: October
7.00 pm:  Marie Curley and Paul Quirke
8.30 am  Caroline McGee & Kevin McGuckin
11.30 am Pauline Scales and Muireann W. McGlynn

Eucharistic Ministers: October 19th & 20th
7.00 pm: David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Emer Rigney
11.30 am Damian Keenaghan and Kay Hayes Hickey

Parish Mission:  The Parish has planned a Parish Mission to be led by the Céilí Community.  The mission will run over 2 weeks.  The first week will see members of the mission team visiting all the homes of the parish, while the 2nd week will be the mission in the Church.  The Mission begins of Sat. 9th Nov. until Sunday 24th Nov.

Rededication of the Church:  The Rededication of our Church following its restoration will take place on Sunday 24th Nov at 3 p.m.  The last day of the Mission.  Our new Bishop Francis Duffy will say the Mass.  Please note there will be no 11.30 a.m. Mass on this Sun.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Ryan Franchesco Quinn, Curraghavarna and John Patrick Eamon McDonagh, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, who were baptised recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Banagher Library October opening times   as per normal with the exception of Saturday 26th October, which is a Bank Holiday weekend.   Thank You.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle will be starting shortly.   The girls will be calling to you.    Your support would be very  much appreciated.

Fashion Show – hosted by Lauren Moran will take place on Wed. 16th Oct. at 8 p.m. in The County Arms Hotel, Birr.  Refreshments from 7.30 p.m.  Proceeds in aid of two mental health organisations.  Adm. Adults €8, students/child €3.  Your support would be appreciated.

Table Quiz taking place in Corrigan’s Corner House on Fri. 18th Oct. at 8.30 p.m.  Table of 4 €40.  Supporting “Thinking” and “Headstrong” organisations.

Banagher Active Retirement Club members that are going to the fashion show on Wednesday 16th in the County Arms.  Bus will be leaving the library square at 7 p.m. SHARP. Flu Vaccinations:  It is the season again for flu vaccinations and for those people in the “at risk” group it is important that you get this vaccine every year as each vaccine only protects you for one year against influenza. Who is in the “at risk” groups? Flu vaccines are advised for everyone over 65 years, younger people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, kidney and heart disease etc., pregnant women, carers and healthcare workers (flu vaccine only). If you fall into any of these “at risk” categories please contact your surgery for an appointment for your flu vaccine as soon as possible. Vaccination is available free of charge for medical card and doctor visit only card holders. There is a fee for private patients.

Sponsor a Student:  Any person or family wishing to participate in the sponsorship of a student in St Francis School in Lare, Kenya (in conjunction with Br Brian Johnson) please contact Maura Flannery on 087 7601784 or 9153966.

Paws & Claws Dog Grooming:   New opening days will be Mondays & Saturdays so please book in advance. We will be open 2 full weeks coming up to Christmas. Bookings contact Deirdre 087 9920652.

Banagher Christmas Lights Appeal: A new committee has been formed for Christmas lighting / tree’s in Banagher. Chairperson: Nicola Daly, Secretary: Maria Hein, Treasurers: Sean Corrigan & Niall Ryan, PRO: Ruth Lynch. The committee will be distributing envelopes to all households to raise funds to provide trees and lighting.  All donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated.   We will also be holding various fundraisers to raise funds. Could you please return envelopes to designated areas by mid-November.

Banagher Drama Group presents ‘Red Roses and Petrol’ written by Joseph O’Connor and directed by Brendan Hanamy,  Nov.  7th, 8th, 9th & 10th in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Soccer club in urgent need of a manager for U10 boy’s soccer team. Volunteers also needed to help with all aspects of running the club. Any assistance no matter how small would be helpful. Please contact Tracey Martin (087 939 4458) for further information.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club:  Stars in your Eyes Competition in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education on Sat. 26th Oct. at 8 p.m.  Entries to Pasquelina 087 1348779 or Damian 087 6757130 before Sat. 19th Oct. (last date for entries).

Concert for Cancer Research in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ferbane on Fri. 18th Oct. at 8.30 p.m.  Popular classics/spiritual music performed by The Big Choir – a choir of cancer survivors – with special guest Liam Lawton and local tenor Joe Maher.  Tickets €10 available from Parish Office 090 6454309 Wed. 9 – 5 p.m. (lunch 1 – 2 p.m.), Parish Shop and Mass times.  Annette Kenny 086 8178698 and Maura Corcoran 087 6704749.

Halloween Dance on the Street Sat. 26th Oct. at 8 p.m. to raise funds for Xmas lights….Great night not to be missed, dance rehearsals Thurs nights at 7.30 p.m. in Esker school house for anyone who is interested.

Found:  White “twist” necklace last Sat. night.  Contact 086 3765229.

Eucharistic Adoration:  An afternoon of prayer and reflection for those involved in Eucharistic Adoration will take place this Sunday 13th Oct. in Athlone.  If you are interested contact Ann Mullins or Fr. Pierre.

For Sale:  Winter/Spring Pansies and Violas, primroses, lupins all at  ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher, 057 9151273

Doktor Tadeusz Lisiakiewicz, lekarz, obecnie pracuje w Centrum Zdrowia, Banagher. Aby umówić się na spotkanie, proszę zadzwonić do operacji na 057 9151247.