Archive for December 2015

NEWSLETTER – 27th December

NEWSLETTER – 27th December

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie   Web Address  www.strynaghschurch.ie            frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie

Doctor on Duty:           Midoc  1850 302 702  Banagher Health Centre  9151247

Readings:       Feast of the Holy Family

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465.

Adoration:  Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m.    Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed.    All welcome.

Confessions:           Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 26th        7.00pm

Sunday 27th       8.30 am         Special Intention
11.30am        .

Monday 28th        7 pm

Tuesday 29th         9.30 am

Wednesday 30th   9.30am

Thursday 31st    9.30am

Friday 1st (New Year’s Day)    11.00am      Billy Burke, Garbally.

Saturday 2nd      9.30 am   

7.00 pm

Sunday 3rd        8.30am      Seamus Flynn, Main Street

11.30am    Marie Rigney, Cushcallow. (6th Anniv.)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday    €1,110.00

Restoration Collection:     €673  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word:      January         7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Barry Moylan

8.30  Ciarra O’ Sullivan & Cliodna Kelleher   11.30  Jim Windsor McGlynn & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers:     January         7 p.m.   Emer Rigney & Ann Gallagher

8.30  Ann McIntyre                                          11.30 a.m.  Margaret Daly and Paddy Scales

New Eucharistic Ministers List & Readers List will be available soon.

 

Banagher Review 28th Edition is on sale in local shops.  Price €12.

Mass New Year’s Day:  Mass on New Year’s Day will be on the World Day for Peace and will be offered for that gift in the world.

Thank you to all those who helped in any way to prepare for our Christmas Masses and Carol Service.  Your help is much appreciated.

Notices for Newsletters for weekends 2/3rd &  9/10th Jan. are to be in by Wed. evening 30th  Dec.

Third Age – Senior Help Line:    Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.

Senior Help Line is open every day of the year.  Older people call because they feel lonely and want some company in their day. Callers have financial, family and health concerns.  A small number are experiencing elder abuse. Some feel depressed and need support to carry on. Senior Help Lines trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers.   So don’t be alone with your problem.   Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We are there. LoCall 1850 440 444.

CGH Allcare pharmacy will close on New Year’s Eve at 5 p.m. and reopen on Saturday Jan 2nd at 10 a.m. Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016 to all. Leave in your prescription early.

Banagher Library January:   Banagher Library will be unstaffed on  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd January.

8 K – Run – Jog – Walk – Cycle in aid of the Banagher & Cloghan Branches of St. Vincent de Paul on 10th Jan. 2016 at 11 a.m.  Registration from 10 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. at St. Rynagh’s Hurling Clubhouse.  Entry €10.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

RHS Homecare is not for profit community based home care service provider, set up as a co- operative society with charitable status, we provide a wide range of top quality, affordable home care services to our clients. Driven by quality, we actively seek to respect the views, values and preferences of all our clients. If you or a family member require homecare assistance please call us on (0906) 625988 or email: care@rhshomecare.ie

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops.  Cost €10.

Unwanted Christmas Gifts: These can be given to either the St. Vincent de Paul shop in Birr (clothing only) or to the Sue Ryder Shop, Main St., Birr.

Offaly Local Development Company are running a FETAC level 4 Landscaping & Horticulture Local Training Initiative in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education,  Banagher. It is a 26 week full-time programme commencing February 2016. For further information please contact Roy/Imelda on 087 6835561.

FAMILY PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
We give you thanks Lord God who has blessed us with life and love.
You have given us the gift of the family.
Help us to nurture and to protect
to guide and to love one another.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph – protect us.
Give us wisdom and courage, joy and faithfulness
in responding to our special vocation as a Christian family
so we may help each other to grow in grace and love
to the glory of God. Amen.
DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group, Offaly St, Drop In Centre. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 2 p.m . Phone Support. 9328268.

We wish all in St. Rynagh’s Parish a Peaceful, Prosperous and Holy 2016

 

NEWSLETTER – 20th December

NEWSLETTER – 20th December

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie   Web Address  www.strynaghschurch.ie            frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie

Doctor on Duty:           Midoc  1850 302 702  Banagher Health Centre  9151247

Readings:       Fourth Sunday of Advent

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465.

Adoration:  Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m.    Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed.    All welcome.

Confessions:           Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 19th        7.00am

9.30 am     John Rooney, Rosslea.

7.00pm      James, Rose & Martin Colgan & Deceased Family.

Sunday 20th       8.30 am    Martin Dolan, Cuba Avenue (40th Anniv.)

11.30am         Patrick & Kathleen McNally & Deceased Family

Monday 21st        7 pm           John “Midge” McDermott

Tuesday 22nd         9.30 am    Eugene, Lucy & Norman Byrne, Shannon Harbour.

Wednesday 23rd   9.30am      Jo, Paddy & Tommy Kenny, Main Street.

Thursday 24th    9.30am

Christmas Eve   7 pm       Edel Duignan & Dec. Duignan & O’Meara Families
Christmas Day       8.30am

10.30am

Saturday 26th      7.00 pm   

Sunday 27th        8.30am

11.30am

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday & Holy Day   €1,284.00

Restoration Collection:     €1,669  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:      Dec.                  7 p.m.  Aideen Madden & Eimear Regan

8.30 a.m.  Liam Broderick & Sr. Margaret         11.30   Pauline Scales & Maria Curley

Eucharistic Ministers:     Dec.           7 p.m.   Fergal McMahon & Marie Donohoe

8.30 a.m. Caroline McGee                           11.30   Jim Windsor McGlynn & Emer Rigney

 Christmas Greeting:  Wishing all the members of our Parish Community a Holy and a Peaceful Christmas.  A special greeting to all who have travelled home to be with family and friends at this time.   I would like to take this opportunity to say a word of thanks to the countless Parishioners who have served the Church so faithfully in so many ways.  Finally, thank you  to all who continue to support financially your Church and Priest.
  

Carol Service & Nativity Play this Sunday at 7 p.m. our Carol Service & Nativity Play performed by Banagher College Students will take place.   Please join us in this time of preparation for Christmas.

Confession Service on Mon. 21st Dec. at 8 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s Church.

 

 

Banagher Review is on sale in local shops.  Price €12.

Spina Bifida Church Gate Coll. takes place this weekend 19/20th in Banagher and Lusmagh.  Please support this worthy cause.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The 4th  Draw 1st  prize €150  Tara Cahalin,  2nd €100  Damien Martin 3rd €50 Bobby Tierney 4th €25 Mark James and 5th €20  Lisa Killeen.  5th Draw 1st  prize €150 St. Rynagh’s N.S.,  2nd €100 Stephen Wynne 3rd €50 Liam Cullinan 4th €25 LS.U. Sisters and 5th €20 Ray Murphy .  We would like to thank Banagher, Cloghan and Lusmagh Parishes  for their support and wish you all a Happy Christmas & New Year.

Children’s Christmas party Sunday 20th Dec Party in Shannon Harbour community hall at 3 p.m. with activities and Santa arriving at 5 p.m. Approx.

CGH Allcare Pharmacy would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and New Year.   *  Please leave in your prescription early. Closing 5p.m. Christmas Eve and reopening at 10a.m. Monday 28th December .

Christmas Message 2015:  “2015 was a significant year for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois with the rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral.   At the ceremony in May 2015 Bishop Colm expressed his hope that the cathedral will be “a place where all will feel welcome, especially those who come with heavy hearts and those searching for answers to questions for which the world has no solutions”.  Since then many thousands of people visited St Mel’s to marvel at the beautiful work of restoration and also to pray and to find peace.  We are now in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy; an initiative of Pope Francis. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our understanding of God’s abundant mercy and also on how we are merciful to those around us.  Mercy can build up our hope and can contribute to that all important quality of peace.  May our reflection on, and our experience of mercy be the beginning of greater hope and peace in the coming year.  I wish you and your family members at home and abroad a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016”.  Bishop Francis

GIVING TREE: Thanks in abundance for your gifts through the St Vincent de Paul Giving Tree. The hampers for our local families will be filled thanks to the generousity of the community.

Banagher College/Coláiste na Sionna  13th Talent Competition on Tues. 22nd Dec. at 10.30 a.m.  Donations at the door.  All welcome.  All proceeds for local charities.

Lost:  Keyring with two keys and toy bear attached lost on Main Street 15th Dec.  If found please contact 087 9145820 thank you.

RHS Homecare is not for profit community based home care service provider, set up as a co- operative society with charitable status, we provide a wide range of top quality, affordable home care services to our clients. Driven by quality, we actively seek to respect the views, values and preferences of all our clients. If you or a family member require homecare assistance please call us on (0906) 625988 or email: care@rhshomecare.ie

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops.  Cost €10.

Notices for Newsletter for weekend 26/27th Dec. are to be in by Wed. evening 23rd  Dec.
Wishing everyone a Happy & Holy Christmas Time.Welcome home to everyone who has come back to be with family & friends this Christmas.

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER – 13th December

NEWSLETTER – 13th December

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie   Web Address  www.strynaghschurch.ie            frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie

Doctor on Duty:           Midoc  1850 302 702  Banagher Health Centre  9151247

Readings:       Third Sunday of Advent

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465.

Adoration:  Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m.    Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed.    All welcome.

Confessions:           Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 12th        7.00am     Start of 9 Day Christmas Novena

9.30 am     Jim, Peg, Patrick & Mary Hayes

7.00pm           Michael Hughes, Cuba.  (8th Anniv.)

Sunday 13th       8.30 am    Margaret Trodd, The Crescent.   Novena

11.30am          Lilly Dowling.

 

Monday 14th        7 am

7.00 pm    Phyllis, Peter & P.J. McCormack, Curraghavarna

Tuesday 15th         7 am

9.30 am    Eugene, Lucy & Norman Byrne.

Wednesday 16th   7 am

9.30am

Thursday 17th    7 am

9.30am
Friday 18th     7 am

9.30am      Nessa Corcoran.

 

Saturday 19th      7.00 am   

9.30am    John Rooney, Rosslea.

7.00pm      James, Rose & Martin Colgan & Deceased Family.

Sunday 20th        8.30am        Martin Dolan, Cuba Avenue (40th Anniv.)

11.30am           Patrick & Kathleen McNally & Deceased Family.

(End of 9 Day Novena Sun. 20th 8.30 a.m. Mass)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,030.00

Restoration Collection:     €620  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word:      Dec.                  7 p.m.  Aideen Madden & Eimear Regan

8.30 a.m.  Liam Broderick & Sr. Margaret         11.30   Pauline Scales & Maria Curley

Eucharistic Ministers:     Dec.           7 p.m.   Fergal McMahon & Marie Donohoe

8.30 a.m. Caroline McGee                           11.30   Jim Windsor McGlynn & Emer Rigney

A Sincere Word of Thanks to the Andrews family  who raised €461 for the local S.V.D.P.  Thank you.

 

Dates For Your Diary

9 Day Novena for Christmas   begins Sat. 12th until Sun. 20th.   Mass each morning at

7 a.m. except on both Sun. when the 8.30 a.m. Mass will be the Novena Mass.

Carol Service & Nativity Play on Sun. 20th Dec. at 7 p.m. in the Church.

Confession Service on Mon. 21st at 8 p.m.

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection: This weekend the S.V.D.P. will hold its Annual Church Gate Coll.  This year the Banagher Conference of S.V.D.P. spent over €10,000 supporting people in need in the area.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Spina Bifida Church Gate Coll. takes place next weekend 19/20th in Banagher and Lusmagh.  Please support this worthy cause.

 

Masses For Christmas

Christmas Eve      7 p.m.               Christmas Morning   8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

 

Banagher Review is due to be on sale in the next few days.  Congratulations to the Editor, Maria Hein.

€1,000 Donation:  A sincere word of thanks to the €1,000 Donation towards the Church Restoration Fund, made by a local family, your generosity is much appreciated.

Shannon Harbour Christmas lights will be turned on Saturday 19th Dec. at  6:30 p.m. with carol singing etc.

Children’s Christmas party Sunday 20th Dec Party in Shannon Harbour community hall at 3 p.m. with activities and Santa arriving at 5 p.m. Approx.

Offaly Local Development Company are running a FETAC level 4 Landscaping & Horticulture Local Training Initiative in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher.  It is a 26 week full-time programme commencing February 2016.  For further information please contact Roy/Imelda on 087 6835561.

Banagher Library:  December/January:   Banagher Library will be unstaffed on the following dates: Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Thursday 31st December and Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd January.  Merry Christmas to all our customers!

Thank You:  “Just like to say a big thanks to all who supported us and everyone that helped  in raising money for SVDP at the weekend which  raised €316 in the Railway Bar”.  Ethna Andrews

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops. Lots of treasured  memories, photos which include local St. Rynagh’s sporting events, Banagher Horse Fair 2015, cultural events and more. A nice Christmas gift. The proceeds go to The Senior Citizens Christmas Party Cloghan. Cost €10.

DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group, Offaly St, Drop In Centre. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 2 p.m . Phone Support. 9328268.

 

NEWSLETTER – 6th December

NEWSLETTER – 6th December

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie   Web Address  www.strynaghschurch.ie            frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie

Doctor on Duty:           Midoc  1850 302 702  Banagher Health Centre  9151247

Readings:       Second Sunday of Advent

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465.

Adoration:  Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m.    Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed.    All welcome.

Confessions:           Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

* Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.  Reason 8 –  “To Rise at 6 a.m. is a genuine act of faith and hope.”

Saturday 5th        9.30am

7.00pm           Thomas Maloney.

Sunday 6th       8.30 am   Jim Reynolds & Mary Spillane, The Hill.

11.30am                James & Lilly Gleeson, Cushcallow (43 & 4th Anniv.)

Monday 7th        7.00 pm    Kelly & Molly Families.  (Vigil Mass)

                               Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday 8th         11.30 am       Frank & Bridget Gallagher & Deceased family.

Wednesday 9th  9.30am     Bridie Noonan

Thursday 10th  9.30am
Friday 11th          9.30am

Saturday 12th      7.00 am   Start of 9 Day Christmas Novena

9.30am     Jim, Peg, Patrick & Mary Hayes

7.00pm        Michael Hughes, Cuba.  (8th Anniv.)

Sunday 13th        8.30am        Margaret Trodd, The Crescent.   Novena

11.30am            Lilly Dowling.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,044.00

Restoration Collection:     €570  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word:      Dec.                  7 p.m.  Aideen Madden & Eimear Regan

8.30 a.m.  Liam Broderick & Kevin McGuckin  11.30   Pauline Scales & Maria Curley

Eucharistic Ministers:     Dec.           7 p.m.   Fergal McMahon & Marie Donohoe

8.30 a.m. Caroline McGee                           11.30   Jim Windsor McGlynn & Emer Rigney

Envelopes:  Thanks to those who helped deliver this year’s envelopes.  A number of areas remain to be delivered.  If you can help your assistance would be most welcome.  Coolfin/Timolin, Middle Road, St. Rynagh’s Terrace,  Main St., Cuba, Garbally, New Houses- Cuba Ave.

9 Day Novena:   As we draw close to the Feast of Christmas we prepare by a Nine Day Novena.  Mass will be said each morning at 7 a.m.  We invite and encourage you to join us these mornings.

 

 

Parish Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are on sale in Flynn’s.  All names will be included in Masses during the Christmas Season.

St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection: Next weekend the S.V.D.P. will hold it’s Annual Church Gate Coll.  This year the Banagher Conference of S.V.D.P. spent over €10,000 supporting people in need in the area.  Your support will be greatly appreciated

Dates For Your Diary

Sunday      20th Dec.         Carol Service

Monday      21st Dec.        Sacrament of Confession       

Thursday   24th Dec.         Christmas Eve Mass 7 p.m.

Friday         25th Dec.        Christmas Day Masses 8.30 and 10.30 a.m.     

Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna, Transition Year class present, Aladdin by Mr. Jared Madden in The School Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Wed. 9th and Thurs.10th Dec. Tickets at the door  Adults €8 and children €4.   A great nights entertainment is promised. Raffle each night sponsored by local traders.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The 3rd  Draw 1st  prize €150  Phyllis Rooney,  2nd €100  Siobhan Flannery 3rd €50 Rose O’Brien. 4th €25 Ann McIntyre and 5th €20  David Reynolds.   Also Congratulations to Laura Devery who con the iphone, Tracey Lockett who won the Ipad, Daniel walsh won the Rynagh’s Jersey and Rachel Healy won the Offaly Jersey.  Thanking you for your continued support.

Acknowledgement:  The Regan family wish to thank most sincerely all who sympathised with them on their recent sad loss of Sean. All those who called to the house, sent Mass cards and travelled to Peterswell to attend Sean’s funeral. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group, Offaly St, Drop In Centre. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 2 p.m . Phone Support. 9328268.

Offaly Local Development Company are running a FETAC level 4 Landscaping & Horticulture Local Training Initiative in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher.

It is a 26 week full-time programme ,commencing February 2016.  For further information please contact Roy/Imelda on 087 6835561

Banagher Foroige will close for Christmas Break on Thurs. 10th & Fri. 11th Dec.  The Club will be back on the 14th Jan for Seniors and Fri. 15th Jan. for First Years.  We would like to thank all for their help and support during the year.  Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.

Clonfert Hall Committee wishes to thank all those who supported our recent Bazaar by either giving sponsorship and/or attending on the day.  Your continued support is much appreciated

 

Let’s brighten up Banagher this Christmas!!!    Christmas lights are now on sale on behalf of the Banagher Christmas Lights Committee, they can be purchased in Banagher Post Office and at the Christmas market on the 5th Dec. If you would like to purchase some of our lights, we would be happy to assist you in putting them up. Let’s make 2015 the brightest Christmas yet.

On Behalf of the committee of “Family and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped” we would like to thank everybody who donated unwanted clothing for our fundraiser event of “Cash for Clobber” in aid of St.Dympnas A.D.S,Portumna. The total amount raised was €1,000. If you want to become a friend of our committee and help out in any way you can, please contact

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops. Lots of treasured  memories, photos which include local St. Rynagh’s sporting events, Banagher Horse Fair 2015, cultural events and more . A nice Christmas gift. The proceeds go to The Senior Citizens Christmas Party Cloghan. Cost €10.

 

Banagher Library December/January: Banagher Library will be unstaffed on the following dates: Friday December 4th 2-5pm, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Thursday 31st December and Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd January. Merry Christmas to all our customers!

 

 

The 2016 Cloghan Parish Calendar is on sale throughout the parish in good time for Christmas to post to friends and relatives where ever they may be in the world. Many thanks to all who provided photographs.  A contribution from the sale of the calendar is given to the Cloghan Senior Citizens Christmas party committee.

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE: Please join in this community effort presented by St Vincent de Paul and Banagher College to give at Christmas. Visit the Giving Tree in the mall at SuperValu to select a card naming a gift or food item, purchase the item, and return the item unwrapped to the express checkout desk in the shop. The tree will be in the mall area from Friday 27th Nov. until Tuesday 15th December. Gifts will be collected and distributed in the locality by our Parish branch of St Vincent de Paul. ‘Tis the season! Thank you.