Archive for May 2016

NEWSLETTER – 29th May

NEWSLETTER – 29th May

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 Corpus Christi

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 28th 9.30am

7pm   Alan Quirke, Upper Main Street

Sunday 29th 8.30 am    Willie Moran, Queen St. (1st Anniv.)
11.30am   Francis & May Horan & deceased family member.
Monday 30th 7 pm    Nelius Barry.

Tuesday 31st 9.30am    Special Intention
Wednesday 1st 9.30 am

Thursday 2nd 9.30 am

Friday 3rd 9.30 am

Saturday 4th 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Alice Madden & Deceased family.

Sunday 5th 8.30am

11.30 am

First Friday:   Fr. Pierre will make his visits Thursday and Friday.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,010

Restoration Collection:     €538  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  E

Readers of the Word:      June          7 p.m.  Maria Kelly

8.30   Ann McIntyre                                    11.30    Margaret Daly

Eucharistic Ministers:     June          7 p.m.  Ursula Finnegan & Barry Moylan

8.30   Caroline McGee and Ger Fogarty     11.30    Jim Windsor McGlynn & Lucy Kelly

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 26  “To open your eyes and heart to God’s love in the world”.

Banagher Cemetery:  The Annual Cemetery Collection Envelopes will be distributed during the coming weeks.  All money collected is used to maintain and develop the cemetery.

Parish Communications:  We have a Parish Website, Parish Facebook Page, Radio Broadcast on 106.6 FM and Live Streaming.  We invite you to make use of these means of communication to stay in touch during the week.

The 9th World Meeting of Families:  Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018 .   To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold three national church collections, the first of which will take place this weekend  28/29th May.  The remaining collections will take place in 2017 and 2018.  Please visit worldmeeting2018.ie for more details

Women’s Mini Marathon: On 6th June Ann Gallagher will be participating in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon to raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust which is a charity working with Dublin’s young homeless people through homeless services, drug treatment and U18 residential services.  Ann has a sponsorship card and any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Ann can be contacted on 087 1326150.

June Banagher Library opening hours are: Thurs. 2nd  2 – 5 p.m., Fri. 3rd Closed, Sat. 4th Closed, Thurs. 9th 2 – 5 p.m., Fri. 10th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sat. 11th Closed.
Regular opening hours will apply for the remainder of June. Regular staffed opening hours are Thurs. 2-5 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. &  2 – 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m. All Open Libraries members can use the library 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. through to Sun. To join as an Open Library member bring photo ID and proof of address to the library during staffed hours. Library books can be returned to any library branch in Offaly. If you wish to renew your books please ring Birr Library on 057 9124950 or Tullamore Library on 057 9346832.

Learn to Jive on Monday evenings in St. Rynagh’s N.S. 8.30 – 10 p.m.  Contact Alan on 085 7036116 for further details.

U8 & U10 Girls Football:  Training takes place on Mon. 5 – 6 p.m. in the sports field.

Celebrate the 8th Amendment:  On Sat June 4th from 3 – 4 p.m. the National Vigil for Life Committee are organising a huge celebration in recognition of the enormous advantages the Right to Life Amendment has brought to many peoples’ lives. Busses to the event in Molesworth St., Dublin, will leave from outside The Parochial House, Tullamore at 12 noon. If you wish to reserve a seat or for more information ring 087 2563439. Email: celebratethe8th@gmail.com

Offaly Hospice Sunflower Days are taking place around the county on 9th, 10th & 11th June.   If you have an hour or two to spare please contact us on 086 8595046 we need volunteers to help us sell sunflowers.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Samantha Malone, St. Rynagh’s Terrace and Terry O’Neil, Kilkenny, who were married last weekend in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Banagher United Soccer Club AGM will be held in the Community Centre on Sat. 11th June at 8 p.m. All welcomeBanagher United Summer Camp Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street Sat. 28th May from 10 – 12 p.m.

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.

Cycling continues in Lough Boora on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m. all are welcome to join us.  Our next club meeting is taking place in Lough Boora Inn on Mon. 30th May at 9 p.m.  If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher area and are interested in joining our Macra club, contact Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705 for more information.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

For Sale:  Spring – Summer Colour:-  Bedding Plants, Baskets, Pots, Window Boxes, Tomato Plants all available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273

Clonfert Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:    Saturday 23rd July 7 p.m.

Mass in All Saints Cemetery:   Monday  25th July  7 p.m.

 

NEWSLETTER – 22nd May

NEWSLETTER – 22nd May

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings:  The Holy Trinity

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 21st 9.30am

7pm   Mary White (1st. Anniv) & Richard White (22nd Anniv.)

Sunday 22nd 8.30 am
11.30am  Thomas & Francis Moylan, Rapemills
Monday 23rd 7 pm  Jim & Mary Finnegan

Tuesday 24th 9.30am
Wednesday 25th 9.30 am    Special Intention

Thursday 26th 9.30 am

Friday 27th 9.30 am

Saturday 28th 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Alan Quirke, Upper Main Street.

Sunday 29th 8.30am    Willie Moran, Queen St. (1st Anniv.)

11.30 am   Francis & May Horan & deceased family member.

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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Teresa (Tess) Kelly, Main Street.

May she rest in peace.

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,060.

Restoration Collection:     €523 (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  D

Readers of the Word:      May      7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Eimear Regan

8.30  Kathleen Kelly & Kevin Rigney   11.30   Liam Broderick & Terry Keenaghan

Eucharistic Ministers:     May       7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher

8.30      Carmel O’Sullivan                     11.30   Marie Donohoe

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 26  “To be in God’s presence in all simplicity, without any tension”.

Banagher Cemetery:  Work for 2016 has commenced with the spraying of the paths for weeds.  The first grass cutting of the season will take place this coming week.  The committee plan to continue with the upgrading of the cemetery during the year.  The

 

The 9th World Meeting of Families:  Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018.   The date and theme of the Meeting will be announced by Pope Francis himself.  In 2018 the 9th World Meeting of Families is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the globe to Ireland.  It is hoped that this very special pastoral initiative will present all of us in the Church with the opportunity and the challenge to renew, support and strengthen Irish families in their commitment to their faith.  Hosting a global event of this size requires a huge amount of planning for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold three national church collections, the first of which will take place on the weekend of 28/29th May.  The remaining collections will take place in 2017 and 2018.  Please visit worldmeeting2018.ie for more details.   The World Meeting of Families was a pastoral initiative of St. John Paul II.   Held every three years and coordinated by the Pontifical Council for the Family, it is the largest universal gathering of Catholic families and brings together families from all over the world in faith and celebration.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Kevin Duffy, Cuba Avenue and Claire Ryan, Birr who were married recently in Birr.

Learn to Jive on Monday evenings in St. Rynagh’s N.S. 8.30 – 10 p.m.  Contact Alan on 085 7036116 for further details.

Women’s Mini Marathon: On 6th June Ann Gallagher will be participating in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon to raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust which is a charity working with Dublin’s young homeless people through homeless services, drug treatment and U18 residential services.  Ann has a sponsorship card and any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Ann can be contacted on 087 1326150.

U8 & U10 Girls Football:  Training takes place on Mon. 5 – 6 p.m. in the sports field.

Banagher Craft Group are running our Craft programme next week on Tue. morning 24th May, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Crank House.  All welcome.

Open Day of Offaly Community Supports for Disabilities  will take place on Mon. 23rd May 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 .p.m. in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The next club meeting is on Tues. 24th May  2 – 4.30 p.m. Ann Flannery Comerford & the Retirement Club thank all most sincerely for the help & support at their recent fundraising Coffee Afternoon for Uganda/Irish Project . The amount raised was €1,240.   Ann will travel to Uganda in late June /early July & spend time in Ester’s special need’s school.

Bealtaine Festival:   An evening of music and song will be held on Fri. 27th May at 9 p.m. in Eyrecourt Social Services Centre.    Entertainment provided by local talent of all ages.   Also Art Exhibition on Sat 28th at 9 p.m. commencing with cheese and wine reception.  Exhibits from local art class under direction of local artist Martin Staunton. All Welcome.

Banagher United Soccer Club AGM will be held in the Community Centre on Sat. 11th June at 8 p.m. All welcomeBanagher United Summer Camp Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street Sat. 28th May from 10 – 12 p.m.

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.

Annual Cemetery Collection Envelopes will be distributed during the coming weeks.  All money collected is used to maintain and develop the cemetery.

Clonfert Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

 

New Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Lists are available in the Church.

 

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:    Saturday 23rd July 7 p.m.

Mass in All Saints Cemetery:   Monday  25th July  7 p.m.

Community Games Sports Day in St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. Field this Thurs. 26th May.  Registration 5.30 p.m.  First Race at 6 p.m.  All welcome.

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you! Our next Programme commences 30th  May 2016.  Please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 9 23940 Mobile 087 2082919 or drop into our office at Unit 6 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr.

 

NEWSLETTER – 15th May

NEWSLETTER – 15th May

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: Pentecost Sunday

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 14th 9.30am

7pm   Regina Duggan/Fitzgerald.

Sunday 15th 8.30 am   Joe & Eileen O’Brien
11.30am Gerald Walton.
Monday 16th 7 pm   Kieran & Bridget Rigney.
Wednesday 18th 9.30 amTuesday 17th 9.30 am

Thursday 19th 9.30 am

Friday 20th 9.30 am

Saturday 21st 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Mary White (1st. Anniv) & Richard White (22nd Anniv.)

Sunday 22nd 8.30am

11.30 am   Thomas & Francis Moylan, Rapemills.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lily Kirwan, Dublin, formerly of Clongowney.  May she rest in peace.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,040.

Restoration Collection:     €523 (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word:      May      7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Eimear Regan

8.30  Kathleen Kelly & Kevin Rigney   11.30   Liam Broderick & Terry Keenaghan

Eucharistic Ministers:     May       7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher

8.30      Carmel O’Sullivan                     11.30   Marie Donohoe

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 25  “ To let God be a source of strength for you”.

 

New Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Lists are available in the Church.

 

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:    Saturday 23rd July 7 p.m.

Mass in All Saints Cemetery:   Monday  25th July  7 p.m.

Wednesday Adoration:  For the past 7 years we have Adoration in the Church each Wed. from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.  I would like to thank all those who have faithfully come to spend an hour in prayer each week.  Over the past few months a number of gaps in Adoration have occurred mainly from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.  People get caught with various issues as is understandable.  To ensure continued Adoration we are hoping to recruit new Adorers especially from 11 – 3 p.m.  If you would be able to give one hour a week we would invite you to sign your name on the timetable in the main aisle at the hour that would suit you.  Once again thank you to all those who faithfully spend an hour in prayer.

Found:  Smith & Mahony Glasses.   Can be got in The Sacristy.

Bronte Talk this Sunday 15th May 6 p.m. in Crank House: The acclaimed Bronte expert and Yorkshire guide Mr. Johnnie Briggs will give an entertaining and colourful talk entitled *The Story of the Brontes this Sunday 15th May at 6 p.m. in Crank House. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME.  This is the final event in this year “That Beats Banagher Festival”. Many thanks for all your support.

Learn to Jive on Monday evening in St. Rynagh’s N.S. 8.30 – 10 p.m.  Contact Alan on 085 7036116 for further details.

Free Electrical Recycling Days:  Ballycumber, Community Centre – Tues. 17th May 10 – 4 p.m. and Banagher, The West End Car Park – Thurs. 19th May 10 – 4 p.m.

Shannonside Sub Aqua: A special general meeting for Shannonside Sub Aqua club will take place on Tues. 17th of May at the clubhouse, Banagher, Marina at 8 p.m. All members to attend.

U8 & U10 Girls Football:  Training takes place on Mon. 5 – 6 p.m. in the sports field.

Banagher Craft Group are running our Craft programme for the next two weeks on Tue. mornings 17th, and  24th May, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Crank House.  All welcome.

Open Day of Offaly Community Supports for Disabilities  will take place on Mon. 23rd May 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 .p.m. in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

The bi-annual clean-up of Shannon Harbour will take place on Sat. 21st May at 12 noon.   All help would be appreciated.

The Shannon Harbour High Nelly Cycle is taking place on Sunday 1st August. This will be the 5th cycle, and aims to be the biggest one yet, so we are giving everyone plenty of notice to get yer bikes in order!!

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.

The Banagher United Summer Strikers Camp will take place from Mon. 4th until Fri. 8th July 2016. The Camp will run daily from 10.30 – 3 p.m. 1st Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street 14th May from 10 – 12 p.m. The Summer Camp will take place at the club’s grounds which are situated at Middle Road, Banagher.

Croghan Hill Challenge 21st May:  Calling everyone who is up for a fun challenge.  All proceeds go directly to Irish Children’s Arthritis Network which is a 100% Voluntary and no one takes a salary from it. It was set up by a group of parents to provide support to each other, to advocate for better services for the children and to raise awareness of Juvenile Arthritis.  Further information or to register call Mairead Heavin 086 6055559 or register on line at  www.idonate.ie/icanhelp and select Croghan Hill Challenge.

 

For Sale:  Spring – Summer Colour:-  Bedding Plants, Baskets, Pots, Window Boxes, Tomato Plants all available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273

Clonfert Graveyard Maintenance Fee 2016:  The Maintenance contribution of €20 for 2016 is now due.  Payment may be given to any of the Committee.  Your continued support is much appreciated Committee Members:- Mattie Ryan, Sadie Casey, Mary Earner, Esther Flynn, and Mary Colohan.  Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

A ten week Bereavement Support Programme  &  information evening on 11th May 2016 at our centre in Offaly St. Tullamore. The programme is open to adults who have been bereaved through cancer. There is no fee for this programme. For more information contact Offaly Cancer Support Group on 057 9328268  email: info@dochasoffaly.ie

Our Virtual Parish:  Here in St. Rynagh’s we are always striving to find new ways to spread and deepen the Churches Good News, to that end we continue to develop a presence in the virtual world of communications.   We have a Parish Website, Parish Facebook Page, Radio Broadcast on 106.6 FM and Live Streaming.  We invite you to make use of these means of communication to stay in touch during the week.

New Mass Times (First Weekend in July)  Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. (no 8.30 a.m. Mass and 11.30 Mass changes to 11 a.m.) Christmas & Easter there will be an 8.30 a.m. Mass.  There will be Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.  Please let any family members know of change if they will be coming to Anniversary Masses.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th July 2016. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you!  Our next Programme commences 3rd May 2016.  Please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 9 23940 Mobile 087 2082919 or drop into our office at Unit 6 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr, Co. Offaly.

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER – 8th May

NEWSLETTER – 8th May

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings:  The Ascension of the Lord

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 7th 9.30am

7pm   Fiona O’Connor, Portavolla. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 8th 8.30 am
11.30am    Kathleen & Michael Healy, Main Street

Monday 9th 7 pm    Johnny & Rosie Woods, Main Street.

Tuesday 10th 9.30 am

Wednesday 11th 9.30 am

Thursday 12th 9.30 am

Friday 13th 9.30 am

Saturday 14th 9.30 am

7.00 pm    Regina Duggan/Fitzgerald

Sunday 15th 8.30am    Joe & Eileen O’Brien.

11.30 am Gerald Walton.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Denis Kane, Loughrea, brother of Barbara Feeney;  Betty Tynan, Kinnitty, sister of Kathleen Ryland; Kathleen Leonard, Mountbolus, sister of Bridie Conneely.  May they rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will finish his First Friday Calls next Friday 13th.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,117.

Restoration Collection:     €419  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:      May      7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Eimear Regan

8.30  Kathleen Kelly & Kevin Rigney   11.30   Liam Broderick & Terry Keenaghan

Eucharistic Ministers:     May       7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher

8.30      Carmel O’Sullivan                     11.30   Marie Donohoe

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 24  Can’t think of any other reasons right now – so just come!”.

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian Community Paddy Lambe, Cluain Rynagh,  Max Kelly, Kylebeg Close and Lucy Mulhare, Coolfin.

Our Virtual Parish:  Here in St. Rynagh’s we are always striving to find new ways to spread and deepen the Churches Good News, to that end we continue to develop a presence in the virtual world of communications.   We have a Parish Website, Parish Facebook Page, Radio Broadcast on 106.6 FM and Live Streaming.  We invite you to make use of these means of communication to stay in touch during the week.

Darkness into Light: Congratulations to all those who took part in the Darkness into Light walk on Sat. morning.  A special word of thanks to the organisation committee.  The committee apologises to anyone who may have been disturbed at such an early hour.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The next club meeting is on Tues. 10th May  2-4.30 p.m.

* Victorian High Tea in St. Rynagh’s College on Friday 13th May 2-4 p.m. This is organised by Banagher Active Club & Banagher Ladies Club in conjunction with “That Beats Banagher Festival” May 13th -15th.

Banagher United Summer Camp:  The Banagher United Summer Strikers Camp will take place from Mon. 4th until Friday 8th July, 2016. The camp will run daily from 10.30 – 3 p.m. 1st Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street 14th May from 10 – 12 p.m. The Summer Camp will take place at the club’s grounds which are situated at Middle Road, Banagher.

Shannonside Sub Aqua: A special general meeting for Shannonside Sub Aqua club will take place on Tues. 17th of May at the clubhouse, Banagher, Marina at 8 p.m. All members to attend.

Bronte Readings at Banagher Library: As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival a selection of readings by and about the remarkable Bronte family, will take place in Banagher Library on Friday 13th May at 5.30 p.m. Booking is essential and can be made by calling to the library when the Librarian is on duty or by phoning Birr Library 057 9124950. Anybody wishing to join the growing list of readers should contact James Scully at 085 7107569. Everybody welcome and the session should last for about 75 minutes. Admission is free.

Johnnie Briggs to Visit Banagher:  An exciting extra event will be added to the forthcoming “That Beats Banagher Festival” when renowned Bronte expert and Yorkshire guide Mr. Johnnie Briggs will deliver a talk entitled  *The Story of the Bronte Family* in Crank House at 6 p.m. on Sunday 15th May. This promises to be a colourful and entertaining presentation which will be embellished with extracts from letters, poems and novels written by the famous family. Everybody is welcome to this event which will conclude the festival weekend.

U8 & U10 Girls Football:  Training takes place on Mon. 5 – 6 p.m. in the sports field.

Thank you:  Tracey Tinney would like to thank all who donated to her recent fund raising for Cross Cause – Irish Charity, which supports orphans with special needs in Romania.

Banagher Craft Group are running our Craft programme for the next four weeks on Tue. mornings 3rd, 10th, 17th, and  24th May, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Crank House.  All welcome.

Shannon Harbour Community Association extend sincere sympathy to the families of Seamus, (fondly known as ‘Basher’) Feighery, Shannon  Harbour, who was laid to rest last week.

The bi-annual clean-up of Shannon Harbour will take place on Sat. 21st May at 12 noon.   All help would be appreciated.

The Shannon Harbour High Nelly Cycle is taking place on Sunday 1st August. This will be the 5th cycle, and aims to be the biggest one yet, so we are giving everyone plenty of notice to get yer bikes in order!!

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.

Wedding: Congratulations to Ken Ryland, Banagher & Catherine Nugent, Rath, who were married in Rath Church last Thursday.

Cloghan G.A.A.  are hosting a Safe Talk on Suicide Prevention & Training Course in the Club Rooms on 10 May .  To book a place contact Tim Camon on 087 6504792 or Siobhan Doyle 086 3231548.

A ten week Bereavement Support Programme  &  information evening on 11th May 2016 at our centre in Offaly St. Tullamore. The programme is open to adults who have been bereaved through cancer. There is no fee for this programme. For more information contact Offaly Cancer Support Group on 057 9328268  email: info@dochasoffaly.ie

Croghan Hill Challenge 21st May:  Calling everyone who is up for a fun challenge.  All proceeds go directly to Irish Children’s Arthritis Network which is a 100% Voluntary and no one takes a salary from it. It was set up by a group of parents to provide support to each other, to advocate for better services for the children and to raise awareness of Juvenile Arthritis.  Further information or to register call Mairead Heavin 086 6055559 or register on line at  www.idonate.ie/icanhelp and select Croghan Hill Challenge.

New Mass Times (First Weekend in July)  Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. (no 8.30 a.m. Mass and 11.30 Mass changes to 11 a.m.) Christmas & Easter there will be an 8.30 a.m. Mass.  There will be Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.  Please let any family members know of change if they will be coming to Anniversary Masses.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:    Saturday 23rd July 7 p.m.

Mass in All Saints Cemetery:   Monday  25th July  7 p.m.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra Club:  Our next club meeting takes place on Mon. 9th May at 9 p.m. in Lough Boora Inn. Sport/cycling beforehand, meeting at 7.30 p.m. in Teach Lea.  If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher area and are interested in joining our Macra Club, contact Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705 for more info.

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you!  Our next Programme commences 3rd May 2016.  Please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 9 23940 Mobile 087 2082919 or drop into our office at Unit 6 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Clonfert Graveyard Maintenance Fee 2016:  The Maintenance contribution of €20 for 2016 is now due.  Payment may be given to any of the Committee.  Your continued support is much appreciated Committee Members:- Mattie Ryan, Sadie Casey, Mary Earner, Esther Flynn, and Mary Colohan.  Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

 

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th July 2016. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690

NEWSLETTER – 1st May

NEWSLETTER – 1st May

Email newsletter@strynaghschurch.ie Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: Sixth Sunday of Easter

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 30th 9.30am

7pm    Noel Ely, Portavolla  (Month’s Memory

Sunday 1st   8.30 am
11.30am

Monday 2nd 9.30 am    (Please note Time Change)

Tuesday 3rd 9.30 am   Michael & Mary Anne, John & Mary Bridget Russell

Wednesday 4th 9.30 am   Ellen Loonam, Betty Mahon & Francis Mahon

Thursday 5th 9.30 am

Friday 6th 9.30 am     Special Intention

First Friday   7pm    John Ivory, Harbour Road.  (Month’s Memory)

Saturday 7th 9.30 am

7.00 pm    Fiona O’Connor, Portavolla. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 1st  8.30am

11.30 am   Kathleen & Michael Healy, Main Street.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Brazil, Ferbane & Dublin, brother of Ger Brazil.  May he rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his calls on Thursday and Friday.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €960

Restoration Collection:     €623  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:      May      7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Eimear Regan

8.30  Kathleen Kelly & Kevin Rigney   11.30   Liam Broderick & Terry Keenaghan

Eucharistic Ministers:     May       7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher

8.30      Carmel O’Sullivan                     11.30   Marie Donohoe

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 23  “ We need your prayers”.

 

New Mass Times (First Weekend in July)  Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. (no 8.30 a.m. Mass and 11.30 Mass changes to 11 a.m.) Christmas & Easter there will be an 8.30 a.m.

First Holy Communion Day:  We wish all the members of the Church,  all God’s Blessings today Sunday 1st  May, who receive Holy Communion for the first time at the 11.30 a.m. Sunday Mass.  Please pray for them.

New Parish Radio System:  We have now installed the new radio system.  You can now hear all religious services that take place in the Church.   All you have to do is go to 106.6 F.M. on any radio.  The old receivers will no longer work.  Please help those who might have any difficulty in tuning their radio.

Banagher Ladies Club is on wed. night at 8.30 p.m. on 4th may.  Speaker is Ballysheil Artisan Foods.  All are welcome.   *  Our summer trip is to Lissadell House and gardens anyone interested can give names to Carmel Rourke or Margaret Gallagher

Tea Morning this Thurs. 5th of May for Alzheimer’s in the home of Mairead Grant, Coolfin Banagher, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   All welcome.

Turf for Sale contact 057 9151153 for details.

Bronte Readings at Banagher Library:  Many thanks to all who so generously and enthusiastically supported the recent Bronte 200 celebrations in Banagher. We are particularly indebted to all in Offaly Local Development Company and Banagher Development Group in Crank House. Sincere thanks also to St. Paul’s Church community and all at Charlotte’s Way guest house for providing marvellous venues and superb hospitality. As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival a selection of readings
by and about the remarkable Bronte family, will take place in Banagher Library on Friday 13th May at 5.30 p.m. Booking is essential and can be made by calling to the library when the librarian is on duty or by phoning Birr Library 057 9124950. Anybody
wishing to join the growing list of readers should contact James Scully at 085 710 7569.
Everybody welcome and the session should last for about 75 minutes. Admission is free.

Banagher Craft Group are running our Craft programme for the next four weeks on Tue. mornings 3rd, 10th, 17th,and  24th May, from 11 am till 1 p.m. in the Crank House.  All welcome.

Clonfert Graveyard Maintenance Fee 2016:  The Maintenance contribution of €20 for 2016 is now due.  Payment may be given to any of the Committee.  Your continued support is much appreciated Committee Members:- Mattie Ryan, Sadie Casey, Mary Earner, Esther Flynn, and Mary Colohan.  Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Acknowledgement:  The Staunton Family (Esker & Moate) wish to thank most sincerely all who travelled to Moate for the funeral of Teresa Staunton RIP, and to all who sent Mass  cards and messages of support. It is very much appreciated. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.
The Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will take place in Banagher this year on Saturday 7th May in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self-harm. The event will begin at 4:15 a.m. from Banagher College and participants will cross the line as dawn is breaking. You can register online or at Super Valu Banagher. Please come out and lend your support to this uplifting and inspirational event. T shirts are available for collection at Banagher Post Office with proof of online registration.

Host families with teenagers required for Spanish home-stay students. Contact Marie Brady by phone or text on 087 4154983.

Birr Golf Club – Ladies Branch: Come to Taster Evening in Birr Golf Club on Thur. 5th May at 7.30 p.m. Ladies and girls of all ages welcome. All equipment provided. Golf is a great game and a great way to make new friends. Contact Maura 087 7601784 or Ann 087 2688052 or just come along on the night.

Mass.  There will be Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.  Please let any family members know of change if they will be coming to Anniversary Masses.

 

Pope Francis’ Special Collection for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine will be taken up next weekend 7/8th May at all Masses.