Archive for March 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 30

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 continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 29th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Liam Hughes, Cuba (3rd Anniv.), son Michael & nephew Derek.
Sunday 30th 8:30 am Teresa Cannon, Timolin (1st Anniv.)
11:30 am Michael Lynch
Monday 31st 8:30 am Special Intention
Tuesday 1st 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 2nd 9.30 am
Thursday 3rd 9:30 am
Friday 4th 9:30 am
First Friday 7:00 pm Fr. John McNally.
Saturday 5th 9.30 am Bridget Hough
  7.00 pm Tom Fogarty, Cuba Avenue.
Sunday 6th 8:30 am
11:30 am Eileen & Kathleen Larkin, Esker

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Una Lyons, Killcummin, Belmont, sister of Pauline Horan and Peg Doyle, Ferbane, mother of Catherine Doyle Flynn.   May they rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will be doing his Frist Friday calls on Thursday & Friday.

Church Cleaners:  Team B

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1235

Restoration Collection:  €758 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  B

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

Eucharistic Ministers: April
7.00 pm David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am  Emer Rigney
11.30  am Kay Hayes Hickey and Maria Kelly

Remaining Dates for “Do this in Memory of Me” Masses are Sun. 13th April 11.30 a.m. and Sat. 26th April at 7 p.m.  The 3rd and final meeting of children and parents takes place on Sat. 5th April from 10 – 11.30 a.m. in St. Rynagh’s N.S.

Holy Hour  next Sat. 4th April in St. Rynagh’s Church from 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. led by the Youth Adoration Team from Ferbane.  Everyone is welcome to come along.

Liturgy Meeting this Tues. 1st April at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

The Finger Print of God – A Celtic Cantata will receive its Irish Premier in St. Brendan’s Church, Oxmantown Mall on Sun. 6th April at 7.30 p.m.  Birr Choral Society with members of neighbouring choirs and guests will perform this musical treat.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Congratulations to the U14 Girls Football Team on winning Offaly Feile last weekend.

Fashion Fix:  Sale of good quality Women’s & Children’s clothing. Buy a table for charity €30.  Sell your stash then keep the cash on Sat. 19th April 12 – 4 p.m. in The Marian Hall, Birr.  Adm. €5.  Call Olive 087 6916997 for details.  All proceeds raised to  AWARE.

Banagher & Garbally Wind Info. Group:  National protest, Parnell Sq. 15th April.  If you are interested in travelling with us by bus, please let us know by Fri. 14th April.  Email us at banwind@gmail.com or contact any committee member.   The Wind Farm Video due to be shown on 3rd April has been postponed.

Strictly Come Dancing:   Tickets now on sale €10 from Local Shops and Post Office also from both St Rynagh’s Hurling and Camogie Committee members and from 7 to 9.30 p.m. every night on 087 1894778.

West Offaly Comhaltas session Sunday April 6th Lusmagh Community Hall 5-7 (beginners 5-6, Improvers/advanced 6-7) all singers & musicians are welcome.

Bus Service in Banagher:   we are setting up a petition to sign for a bus service to run through Banagher on a daily basis to give to Bus Eireann, we would be grateful, if you see the petition would you sign it as we are badly need a bus service.

Lough Boora Parklands 10k Fun Run this Sun. 30th March.  Race starts at 11 a.m. Fun Run 11.05 for all the family on the day.  In aid of Irish Autism and Jack & Jill Foundation.

A Bereavement Day offering a space of quiet, prayer and reflection will be held on Saturday 12th April from 2 to 6 p.m. in Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge (just past Old Fort across bridge on left). All welcome.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje  6th Aug.  Price €639.  7 nights half board. For info. contact Aodh & Carmel Horan 087 2072996 or 087 2072982.  Spiritual Director – Rev. Fr. John O’Brien OFM., Athlone.

Deirdre Munnelly Optician attending CGH Pharmacy Wed. April 2nd.  Call 057 9151608 to make an appointment

Ferbane/Banagher Macra’s Sport will be held this coming Mon. 31st of March at 7.30 p.m. in Gallen Community College, Ferbane. All welcome. County Round of Volleyball taking place Friday 28th of March at 9pm in Clonaslee Hall.   Good Luck to all involved.

Spring Sales: Primroses, Aubretia & Arabis (6 colours), Pansies & Violas at Sleepy Hollow, Taylor’s Cross.

Second Sunday of Lent – March 16

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 continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 15th 9:30 am
7:00 pm John Rigney, Park. (7th Anniv.)
Sunday 16th 8:30 am Ellen & Jack Fehily & Deceased family.
11:30 am Margaret Horan, Garbally.
Monday 17th 8:30 am Thomas O’Brien
St. Patrick’s Day 11:30 am Bridget Kennedy, Cuba Cottages.
Tuesday 18th 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 19th 9.30 am Patrick Mann, Main Street.
Thursday 20th 9:30 am
Friday 21st 9:30 am
Saturday 22nd 9.30 am Martin Doyle (11th Anniv.)
  7.00 pm Teresa, Martin & John Dolan & Bridgie Clarke, Cuba Ave
Sunday 23rd 8:30 am Agnes & Hubert Rigney, Coolfin
11:30 am Donnie McDermott (2nd Anniv)

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Derik Hughes, Wexford, nephew of the late Michael Hughes, Cuba.   May he rest in peace.

Church Cleaners:  Team 1 Thurs. March  20th.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1135

Restoration Collection:  €683 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  D

Readers of the Word: March
7.00 pm Maria Curley & Paul Quirke
8.30  am Caroline McGee & Conor O’Sullivan
11.30 am  Pauline Scales & Muireann W. McGlynn

Eucharistic Ministers: March
7.00 pm Ann Gallagher & Kieran Horan
8.30 am  Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am Fergal McMahon & Damian Keenaghan

Scripture-based Prayer for Lent led by Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD will take place in Ard Chiarain Prayer Centre, Shannonbridge every Mon. in March (except March 17th) and also on Mon. April 7th & 14th.   Suggested donation – €5 per session.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Claire Dolan, Cuba Cottages and Joseph Grogan, Cloghan, who were married in St. Rynagh’s Church recently.

St. Patrick’s Day: After the 11.30 a.m. Mass on St. Patrick’s Day refreshment will be served in the car park.  As before we invite members of the Parish to make some cakes or buns to be shared on the day.   You can leave the baking on the tables outside the Church before Mass.

Banagher St. Patricks Day Parade  this Sun. 16th of March at 3 p.m.

Banagher and District Cardiac First Response Unit annual church gate collection at masses in Banagher, Cloghan and Lusmagh this weekend 15th/16th March.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna is now open 7 days a week.  Also recruiting for paid and volunteer guides.  Tel. 090 9759200.

Banagher and District Game Conservation Association are holding a Table-Quiz in Flynn’s Bar on Fri. 21st of March at 9.30 p.m.  The funds raised go to feeding the Ducks at the Shannon Marina. The cost is €40 per table of 4.   Please support this attraction for the town.

Strictly Come Dancing:   Tickets now on sale from Local Shops and Post Office also from both St Rynagh’s Hurling and Camogie Committee members and from 7 to 9.30 p.m. every night on 087 1894778.

Deirdre Munnelly Optician attending CGH Pharmacy Wed. April 2nd.  Call 057 9151608 to make an appointment

Shannonside Sub Aqua Club would like to thank the community of Banagher for their generous support at the recent Church Gate Collection  €507 was raised. Thank you

The Harbour Hill Pre-School is ecce approved (free places for qualifying children) and is now taking booking for both ecce & non ecce children for Sept. 2014.   For bookings or additional information please contact Jackie 087 2153253.

Banagher Tidy Towns:  The A.G.M. of Banagher Tidy Towns will be held on Wed. 19th March at 8 p.m. in Crank House.  All members and anyone interested in tidy town’s activities are invited to come along.  All very welcome.

Banagher & Garbally Wind Info. Group:  Public meeting on Thurs. 27th March in Banagher College – Colaiste na Sionna at 7.30 p.m.  Professor Alun Evans, Centre of Public Health, Queens University Belfast, will discuss the effects of Wind Turbines on human health that he has extensively researched over the years.

Kind, reliable, Fetac Level 5, Garda vetted, Mature Lady available to care for seniors in their own homes.  Personal care, meal preparation, light housework, medication reminder. 4 years experience, full clean Irish driving licence.  For further info. 087 9882468.

Tax Relief Forms:  Thank you to all those who have returned their Tax Forms.  We would encourage those who have yet to do so to drop them in over the coming week.

Lough Boora Parklands 10k Race/6k Fun Run/Family Walk on Sun. 30th March at 11 a.m.  Registration from 9.30 a.m. at Teach Lea.  For more info.  Paul 086 3248086 or Neil 087 6536953.  Event in aid of Jack & Jill Foundation & Irish Autism Action.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – Aug. 6th Price €639.  For info. contact Aodh or Carmel Horan 087 2072982 or 087 2072996.  Spiritual Director Fr. John O’Brien O.F.M.

The Banagher Active Retirement Club members trip away is to Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Co Donegal  27th April, for 3 nights. More information at the next meeting or contact Kathleen.

Friends of Asthma,  Lower Main Street, Banagher.  Open daily 9:30 – 4 p.m.  Free draw as a thank you to all donations left in.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Fundraiser for Children’s Charity takes place in Flynn’s Bar on 29th March with a Draw & Champions League Cup on the day.