Archive for November 2013

Church Rededication by Bishop Francis Duffy

Photos from the Rededication of our church on the 24th of November 2013

32nd Sunday of the Year – November 10

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 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration on this Wed. will conclude at 8.00 pm. to allow for a joint Choir Practice in preparation for the Rededication Mass on Sun. 24th Nov.

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 9th 9:30 am  Kieran, Eileen & Ciaran Kenny, Harbour Road
7:00 pm  Michael Keenaghan, Curraghavarna
Sunday 10th 8:30 am  Marie Leonard, Main St. (Month’s Memory)
11:30 am  Sean Hughes, Harbour Road. (3rd Anniv.)
Monday 11th 7:00 pm  Fionula Nash
Tuesday 12th 9:30 am
Wednesday 13th 9:30 am  Special Intention
Thursday 14th 9:30 am
Friday 15th 9:30 am
Saturday 16th 9.30 am  Christy & Mary Deane, Main Street
  7.00 pm  Kieran & Mary Horan, Curraghavarna
Sunday 17th 8:30 am  PMark & James Finnegan, Clontotan
11:30 am  Emily Horan, Curraghavarna. (1st Anniv.)

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Chrissie Conway (nee Reddin), Manchester, aunt of Martin Curran, Harbour Road. May she rest in peace.

Collectors: Team B

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1835

Restoration Collection:  €738 (Target €665)

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:  We welcome to our Parish the members of the Ceíli Community who will be leading us in our Parish Mission.  The coming week the team will visit all the homes of the parish to invite you to our Mission.  The 2nd week Sat. 16th to Sun. 24th the Mission will take place in the Church.  A timetable of all events is available in the Church.  We look forward to seeing you all during the Mission.

Rededication of Our Church:  On Sun. 24th Nov. our Church will be rededicated by our new Bishop Francis Duffy.  The Ceremony takes place at 3 pm. This will be a joyful day in the life of our Parish, it will be a chance for us to meet our new Bishop and rejoice in our restored Church.  (Please note no 11.30 am. Mass on this day).  We hope to make this a real Community celebration.  There will be refreshments served in the National School hall after the Mass.

Offertory & Restoration Envelopes for the coming year will be ready for delivery next week.  This year to reduce costs we will only distribute envelopes to those who use the envelope system.  35% of envelopes distributed are returned, so to cut down on cost we have decided to give boxes to those who use them.  We are aware many people contribute without using the envelopes and you can continue to do so.  If you do not get an envelope box and wish to receive one contact Fr. Pierre.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of the Parish.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul will hold their Church Gate Coll. on Sat./Sun. 23rd/24th. Your support will be much appreciated.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle will be starting shortly.   If you have not bought a line and wish to do so contact Mary Kelly or any of the girls.

Banagher ladies club will have their Christmas Night out on Fri. 6th Dec. 2013 at Birr Golf Club at 8 p.m. The cost is €25.   Please pay Mary Reynolds or Ann Mullins.

Awesome Art Group Exhibition at Banagher Library: Come see a selection of work created by local children during Awesome Art summer camp, which was hosted by Roísin Maher, Ferbane and James Jenkins, Banagher.  Display in Banagher library during Nov.

CGH Pharmacy would like to invite customers to our Customer Evening on Thurs. 14th Nov. from 5-7 p.m. to join us for Festive treats and Discounts on our Christmas range.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Friday 15th November from 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m. for senior citizens general & diabetic footcare.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club A.G.M. on Thurs. 28th Nov. in G.A.A. Centre at 8 p.m. All welcome.

Offaly Camogie “Stars in Your Eyes” Competition in The County Arms Hotel, Birr on Fri. 15th at 8 p.m.  Your support would be appreciated for our local girls.

Landscaping & Horticulture FETAC Level 4 Starting 9th Dec. 2013 in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher.  Full time day 26 weeks course. This course is a Local Training Initiative and a weekly Solas allowance will apply. Contact local Solas office or phone 087 683556.

Interested in Training and Working in Care? Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 30 week full-time FETAC Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course in Feb. 2014 in Birr.  Applications to Department of Social Protection, Castle Buildings, Tullamore 057-9321921 or Jobs’ Club Birr, 057-9123940.

Roscrea Monastery One-Day Retreat will be held on Wed. 20th Nov. 10 – 4 p.m. Women and men welcome.  For booking phone Eileen Ivory 9151465 as soon as possible.

Lusmagh Drama Group presents “The Rale McCoy” in Lusmagh Hall on 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th Nov. at 8 p.m.  Bookings on 087 1161346 Mon. – Fri. 7 – 9 p.m. only please.

Offaly Hospice Foundation Public Meeting Tues. 26th Nov. 8 p.m. in the Tullamore Court Hotel. Come to hear how the money you help us to fundraise is used in our local area.

Banagher Christmas Lights Appeal:  Please return envelopes by mid-November to Banagher post office and Supervalu.   Donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated. We would like to thank everybody who has contributed so far. There is a church gate coll. taking place 16th & 17th Nov.  A sample tree with lighting is on display in Banagher Mall.

Shine – Supporting People Affected by Mental Health have organised “Taking Control” Workshop in Crank House, Banagher, 21st Nov. 9.30 – 4.30 p.m.  This workshop is about practical ways to face life’s challenges and maintain and take control of your physical and mental well-being. If you could like to book a place please contact Karen Boylan, 086 8525281 / “Places Limited”

Clonfert Christmas Bazzar will be held in the Community Hall on Sun. 24th Nov. starting at 5 p.m.  Lots of prizes and a large hamper to be won.  All are welcome.

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.

Parish Christmas Cards:  This year the Parish will be selling Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards with the image of last year’s crib on the front.  All those who receive a card will be included in the Masses over the Christmas Season.  Cards will be on sale after Masses and in some shops €1.50.  A great gift for family & friends.

Banagher Drama Group presents ‘Red Roses and Petrol’ this weekend Nov.  7th, 8th, 9th & 10th in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Banagher Tidy Towns have produced four new postcards of Banagher as a project to promote tourism for our town. Cards are now on sale in shops throughout the town.

For Sale:  Winter flowering Pansies and Violas, Primroses, Lupins , Wallflowers & Sweet William all avaialable at  ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher, 057 9151273

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!

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 have distributed 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.

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.

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