Archive for April 2014

Palm Sunday – April 13th

Priests of the Parish

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

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and 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 12th 9:30 am
7:00 pm J. J. & Lorna Hogan, St. Rynagh’s Terrace.
Sunday 13th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mai & Francis Horan, Cushcallow. (1st Anniv.)
Monday 14th 7:00 pm Mary & Jim Finnegan, Cuba Avenue
Tuesday 15th 9:30 am Ann Ivory, Main Street.
Wednesday 16th 9.30 am Odlum Family
Holy Thursday
8:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
11:00 pm Adoration & Night Prayer
Good Friday 3:00 pm The Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross.  Starting at Library Square
Easter Sunday 6.00 am Dawn Mass (old Cemetery)
8:30 am
11:30 am

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Masie Ryan (nee Hynes), Main St.;   Mary Whelan (nee McGarry), Lusmagh;  Michael Hayes, Tipperary, father of Kay Hayes Hickey.   May they rest in peace.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Tiernan Michael Carroll, Feighs and  Cillian Malachy Cox Guilfoyle, Cul Gabhan, who were baptised recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1160

Restoration Collection:  €710 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  B

Cleaners: Team A

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

Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on Sat. 26th July in Banagher Cemetery and Mon. 28th July in All Saints.

Confirmation will be celebrated on 14th May in Banagher at 3 p.m.

National Pilgrim Paths Day on Holy Sat. 19th April.  Pilgrim walk or cycle to Clonmacnois from three starting points.  Inter-Denominational Service at 3.30 p.m.  Option 1 – Depart Ballycumber Village at 1 p.m. by bicycle (24.5 km), Option 2 – Depart Ballinahown 12 noon (10km on foot) and Option 3 – Depart Clonbonny, Athlone 10 a.m. (16km) on foot across bog. For more info visit www.pilgrimpath.ie

St Rynagh’s Hurling and Camogie Clubs present “Strictly Come Dancing”  Rynagh’s Style on April 20th in Banagher College. MC on the night Michael Duignan for tickets please call 087 1894778 between 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m .

The Bantry Bay Longboat is nearing completion.  If you are interested in getting involved in looking after the boat and rowing and/or sailing it please contact one of the participants in the project or call in to the boatyard at St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education (Cuba Ave. Gate) or phone 087 6292697.

Banagher Youth Theatre will perform “Mugged” by Andrew Payne in St Rynaghs Adult Education Centre Banagher on Tues.15th and Wed. 16th of April at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €5 available at the door.   Please support this talented bunch of young people

Steven (Ned) Kelly Memorial Annual Motorbike Run is taking place April 12th. Registration from 2 p.m at Spar Cloghan. €10 per bike €5 per pillion. Refreshments afterwards in Kelly’s Belmont.

Banagher & District Community Games:  Church Gate Collection next weekend.  Your support would be much appreciated.

Cloghan 10K / 5K Fun Run / Walk on Fri. 18th April (Good Friday).  Registration in Cloghan GAA grounds from 10.30 a.m. race begins at 12 noon.  Entry fee €20 10K – €15 5K  All proceeds going to Emma Kenny’s Kilimanjaro Climb in September 2014 in aid of PIETA HOUSE.

Chiropodist attending CGH Pharmacy Saturday 19th April from 10 a.m. Call 057 9151608 to make an appointment

Banagher & Garbally Wind Info. Group:  (banwind@gmail.com)  National Protest March in Dublin on Tues. 15th April against Wind Farms, Pylons and Sub-stations.  Due to growing interest of people who want to travel to Dublin on the 15th we have booked a larger bus.  If you would still like to travel please contact us on Sun. 13th 6 – 8 p.m. 057 9151273.  Sincerest thanks to everyone for showing your support to the group and for attending meetings.  We really appreciate the camaraderie.  The bus will leave at 8.15 a.m. from St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. car park.

History of Banagher Bridge 1841-1843:  A date for your diary – 8th May at 8 p.m. in Banagher College/Coláiste na Sionna.  A well-illustrated talk on the construction and opening of Banagher’s famous bridge.

Banagher, Cloghan, Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice acknowledges with grateful thanks the recently received donation of €720.80 from Banagher Boating Club & Mr. Liam Hannigan, proceeds from St. Patrick’s Day Flotilla & Collection.  Thanks to all.

The Lough Boora Fundraising Committee 10k Race/6 k Family Fund Run in aid of Irish Autism Action & Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation would like to thank you for your generosity and support.  A total of €11,000 will be divided between each charity.

Banagher Junior Knitting Club – Easter Market:   Looking for something unique for Easter? Look no further than Banagher Junior Knitting Club’s Easter Market in Supervalu Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday 19th April. Come and see!

Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 6th

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 5th 9:30 am Bridget Hough
7:00 pm Tom Fogarty, Cuba Avenue.
Sunday 6th 8:30 am James Nolan, Harbour Road.
11:30 am Eileen & Kathleen Larkin, Esker
Monday 7th 8:30 am Billy Ryland, Cuba Avenue.  (1st Anniv.)
Tuesday 8th 9:30 am
Wednesday 9th 9.30 am Special Intention
Thursday 10th 9:30 am Special Intention
Friday 11th 9:30 am
Saturday 12th 9.30 am
  7.00 pm J. J. & Lorna Hogan, St. Rynagh’s Terrace.
Sunday 13th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mai & Francis Horan, Cushcallow. (1st Anniv.)

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sheila Bruen (nee Leonard) Main St. & Limerick, sister of Marie Banahan.  May she rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1160

Restoration Collection:  €611 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  C

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

Liturgy Meeting on Wed. 9th April at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Holy Hour  this 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.

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

St Rynagh’s Hurling and Camogie Clubs present “Strictly Come Dancing”  Rynagh’s Style on April 20th in Banagher College. MC on the night Michael Duignan for tickets please call 087 1894778 between 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

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.

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 march in Dublin on Tues. 15th April against Wind Farms, Pylons and Sub Stations!  It is time to stand up to protect communities across Ireland and unite with other groups over the scale of the current energy policy.  Join us on the 15th April at 11 a.m. on Parnell Square, Dublin.  Anyone who would like to travel by bus please contact us on banwind@gmail.ie   Bus will be leaving from St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. car park at 8.15 a.m. on Tues. morning. Cost €15.  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – STAND UNITED together to show this government how many people do not want these industrial turbines, pylons and sub stations.

Banagher Ladies Club:  Summer Trip will take place on Wed. May 21st.  We will be going to An Bord Gais Energy Theatre to see “Singing in the Rain”.   There is an overnight stay at The Grand Canal Hotel with breakfast and evening meal.  The cost is €130.  Deposit of €50 to Ann Mullins or Mary Reynolds.    Non Members welcome.

Banagher Active Retirement Group:   Next meeting, Tues. 8th April. Guest speaker.

Banagher Bereavement Group would like to thank Banagher Sub Aqua Club for their generous donation of €400 that was raised from their Christmas Day Swim.  Also thanks to Sean & Aileen Corrigan for their generous donation of €350 which was raised from their Women’s Little Christmas Night Out.  A sincere thank you to all concerned.

St. Rynagh’s U14 Girls Football Team are fundraising for Feile.  We are looking for any coppers or loose change lying around in your home.  Just bag it and leave into Mary Kelly, Maureen Kelly or Yvonne Mannion.  Any donation is greatly received and all your help is much appreciated.  Thank you for your continued support.

Banagher & District Defibrillators Group wish to thank all who supported their recent collection which amounted to €542.  Thank you.

Banagher Junior Knitting Club – Easter Market:   Looking for something unique for Easter? Look no further than Banagher Junior Knitting Club’s Easter Market in Supervalu Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday 19th April. Come and see!

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

Banagher Tidy Towns: The committee for the past 2 years has stepped down. To continue to build upon all the good work that was done, a new committee needs to be formed for the next 2 years. If you are interested please contact Therese on 0868650133.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri. 11th April 9 to 3 p.m. for senior citizens general and diabetic footcare.