Archive for March 2015

Palm Sunday – March 29th

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

Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. 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

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Please pray for for the repose of the soul Ned Rigney, The Hill.  May he rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday & Holy Day €2167

Restoration Collection: €700 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team B

Readers of the Word: April

7.00 pm Ursula Finnegan and Barry Moylan
8.30 am  Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan
11.30 am   Mairéad McMahon and Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: April

7.00 pm Fergal McMahon & Kay Hayes Hickey
8.30 am Caroline McGee
11.30 am David Nagle and Damian Keenaghan

Time of Silence and Prayer: Each Wed. evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a short time of silence and prayer takes place in the Church. This is a wonderful way to close the activities of the day. All are welcome.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make some of his call this Fri. and the remaining next Friday

Summer Time: Clocks go forward 1 hour this Sunday morning at 1.00 a.m.

Confessions:  The Sacrament of Confession will be celebrated on Wed. 1st April at 8 p.m. in preparation for Easter Triduum.  A number of priests will attend.

Trocaire Boxes:  Please bring your Trocaire Box to Mass on Holy Thurs. night.

Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning in the grounds of St. Rynagh’s Church, not in the old Church grounds in Church Street as in previous years.

Liturgy Meeting this Monday at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7 p.m. the Passion will be re-enacted by students of Banagher College.  Stations begin at 7 p.m. in the Library Car Park and conclude in the Church.  Please join us in this public expression of faith.

Banagher Graveyard General Clean up:  A general clean-up of the cemetery will take place this Tues. at 6 p.m. weather permitting or Wed. if Tues. is wet.  This is an Easter clean up.  All welcome to help.

New Day Care open Tues, Wed. & Thurs. 10 – 4 p.m.  Old hospital grounds, John’s Terrace, Birr.  Contact Margaret 086 3811849.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club:  Best of luck to our U14 girls who are playing the Féile County Final on Sunday 29th at 6 p.m. in Kinnitty.  All support welcome.

Easter pop-up market: After their hugely successful market last year, the Banagher Junior Knitting Club will host their pop up market on Sat. 4th April from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Supervalu shopping centre. See you there!

Acknowledgement:  The family of the late Michael Reynolds wish to thank everyone who helped in anyway during Michael’s illness.  Those who helped and sympathised, called to the house, attended his funeral.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as a token or our appreciation.  The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Banagher Junior Knitting Club: Parents please note there will be no Junior Knitting club in Banagher Library on Saturday 4th and 11th April for the Easter break. It will resume on Saturday 18th April at 10.30 a.m.

Banagher & District Cardiac First Response Unit: Church Gate Collection April 4th/5th.  Thank you for your continued support.

Banagher Ladies Club next meeting will take place on Wed. 1st  April at 8.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. Guest speaker Majella who will be talking about and doing Easter flowers.

Fitness classes every Mon. night in the primary school Banagher at 7.45 p.m. All new members welcome! Contact Catriona 087-7156035

Health care Support Course:  FETAC( level 5) course, full-time, commencing June 2015 in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain a qualification as a Healthcare Assistant. Enquiries welcome to Mary or Linda at  087 7385989

Banagher Musical Society presents its first full scale musical ‘All Shook Up’ in Banagher Colaiste na Sionna 9th 10th 11th of April at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in Feeny’s Day to Day, Banagher Post Office and Flynn’s or ring 087 3851263.

Titanic The Ultimate Presentation:   Shannonside Sub Aqua is delighted to announce that Rory Golden, the first Irish diver to visit the site of the RMS Titanic will be our special guest on the 9th April (103 Anniversary) in the County Arms Hotel where he will give an unmissable talk on his experience of diving the famous Titanic. Tickets on the door or by contacting Jonathan on 085 1735204. Adults €10, O.A.P./Students €5 The talk starts at 8 p.m. sharp.

New Mass of Saint Mel:  The Launch of the newly composed Mass of Saint Mel for use in our diocese will take place in the Temperance Hall Longford on Sat. 11th April from 2-5 p.m. Registration at 1.30 p.m. and Mass at 5 p.m., in the Cathedral. The Mass Setting will be introduced by the Composer Dr John O’Keeffe. Cost will be €20 which includes the printed score. Please book with Fr. Turlough Baxter  090 6472088.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service are looking for women of all ages to participate in this year’s VHI Mini marathon  on 1st June 2015 and help raise vital funds to maintain essential  services for women & children especially domestic violence and abuse. Contact ODVSS on info@odvss.ie or 057 9351794.

4th Sunday of Lent – March 15th

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

Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. 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

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Please pray for the repose of the souls of Catherine Dunne, Harbour Cross & The Crescent and Ebba Hamilton, Glebe & Sweden, mother of Douglas Hamilton. May they rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1160

Restoration Collection: €625 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team B

Readers of the Word: March

7.00 pm  Paul Quirke and Lucy Kelly
8.30 am Caroline McGee & Ger Fogarty
11.30 am Jim Windsor McGlynn & Roisín McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers: March

7.00 pm Margaret Daly and Ann Gallagher
8.30 am Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am Kieran Horan and Marie Donohoe

Time of Silence and Prayer: Each Wed. evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a short time of silence and prayer takes place in the Church. This is a wonderful way to close the activities of the day. All are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Sunday at 3 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 5k Fundraiser in aid of Banagher Cemetery and Banagher Bereavement Hospitality Fund.  Thanks to everyone who helped on the day and to the Gardaí, with special thanks to our sponsors – Brosna Lodge, Eugene Flynn and Sean Corrigan.

Free Health Consultation in CGH Pharmacy on Fri. 20th March from 12-2 p.m. with product expert Paula Hynes from Naturalife Health.   Book your consultation –   phone 057 9151608

The Harbour Hill Pre-School is now taking booking for September 2015 for both ECCE and non ECCE children.  We are also offering a 2 week summer camp in July – week 1: 6th -10th & week 2: 13th – 17th. Places are limited on the summer camps. Age range of children catered for on the summer camp is 3-5 & 6-8 years.  Please contact Jackie on 087 2153253 for any additional information or booking forms.

Acknowledgement:    John Mc Dermott Snr. and Family wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised, attended the funeral or sent mass cards on our recent sad loss of Eileen Cahill (nee McDermott).   As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation and gratitude.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service are looking for women of all ages to participate in this year’s VHI Mini marathon  on 1st June 2015 and help raise vital funds to maintain essential  services for women & children especially domestic violence and abuse. Contact ODVSS on info@odvss.ie   or 0579351794.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra News: Club Sport continues Mon.  evenings at 7 p.m. in Gallen C.S Ferbane.   All Welcome.   For any information on joining our club, please   contact our Chairman –  Enda on 087 7576609.

Eyrecourt Agricultural show AGM will be held on Fri. 20th March at 9 p.m. at the Social Services Centre, The Square, Eyrecourt.   To ensure we can continue with our Annual Show we need additional volunteers to help organise and run the show. All welcome.

Do you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia if so then Living Well with Arthritis course is for you.   Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone starting Thurs. 26th March 7 – 9.30 p.m. for 6 weeks. To book 016470206 or email training@arthritisireland.ie

3rd Sunday of Lent – March 8th

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

Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. 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 7th 11:30 am
7:00 pm Patrick Reardon & Myers & Reardon Families
Sunday 8th 8:30 am Morch (Martin) Dolan, Curraghavarna (Month’s Memory)
11:30 am Sr. Anne Broderick
Monday 9th 9:30 pm Please Note Mass Time Change
Tuesday 10th 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 11th 9.30 am
Thursday 12th 9.30 am
Friday 27th 9.30 am
Saturday 13th 9.30 am
7.00 pm Ronan Doorly, Garrycastle
Sunday 14th 8:30 am Hubert & Agnes Rigney & deceased family members
11:30 am Pat Lyons, Cushcallow

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tony Reddin, Cuba Avenue. May he rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1232

Restoration Collection: €643 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team A

Readers of the Word: March

7.00 pm  Paul Quirke and Lucy Kelly
8.30 am Caroline McGee & Ger Fogarty
11.30 am Jim Windsor McGlynn & Roisín McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers: March

7.00 pm Margaret Daly and Ann Gallagher
8.30 am Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am Kieran Horan and Marie Donohoe

First Confession:  Children preparing for First Holy Communion will make their First Confession this Monday 9th March at 7 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Time of Silence and Prayer: Each Wed. evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a short time of silence and prayer takes place in the Church. This is a wonderful way to close the activities of the day. All are welcome.

Launch of St Rynagh’s Hurling Club 5 Year Plan: St Rynagh’s Hurling Club will Launch its 5 Year Plan at Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna on Friday next (March 13th) at 7.30 p.m.  Everybody is invited to attend. It is hoped that as many people from our parish as possible will be able to attend.

New Boat club In Banagher  –  Mid-Ireland Boat club:  We are establishing a new boating club in Banagher to include rowing and sailing. Our primary vessel is a 39ft Bantry Bay Longboat, built in Banagher by local people. For those interested, we will have regular rowing and sailing outings throughout the summer.  Full senior membership (18 +) is €60 per year.  Associated membership €40 per year.  We are having a Club registration/information evening in Crank House, Banagher on Thursday March 12th 2015 at 7.30 p.m. For further information and membership forms, please call 087 2613059, Email: noeltryan@gmail.com or look up Sionn Mhara Facebook page.

The Harbour Hill Pre-School is now taking booking for September 2015 for both ECCE and non ECCE children.  We are also offering a 2 week summer camp in July – week 1: 6th -10th & week 2: 13th – 17th. Places are limited on the summer camps. Age range of children catered for on the summer camp is 3-5 & 6-8 years.  Please contact Jackie on 087 2153253 for any additional information or booking forms.

Do you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia if so then Living Well with Arthritis course is for you.   Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone starting Thurs. 26th March 7 – 9.30 p.m. for 6 weeks. To book 016470206 or email training@arthritisireland.ie

Banagher St. Patrick’s Day Parade:   Banagher’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place next Sun. 15th of March at 3 p.m. Please come out and support this celebration of our National Day.

Unwanted Clothes Collection for the Camogie Club.  Bags can be left into Ann Marie Kelly or phone Pasquelina Mahony 087 1894778.  Your support greatly appreciated.