Archive for September 2016

Newsletter – 25th September

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

Readings: 26th Sunday of the Church Year

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 24th 9.30am

7pm   Frank Whelehan, Coofin. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 25th  11 am  Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna.

Monday 26th 7 pm

Tuesday 27th 9.30 am
Wednesday 28th 9.30 am

Thursday 29th 9.30 am

Friday 30th 9.30 am

Saturday 1st 9.30am

7 pm   James Regan (41st Anniv.) & Sean Regan (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 2nd 11 am   Kieran & Margaret Kelly, daughters Ann & Freda & son John.

 

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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Flannery, who died 17th March

2016 in U.S.A., son of Miriam and the late Joe Flannery, formerly Banagher and

Clononey.  Internment of John’s ashes and graveside prayers in High Street

Cemetery on Sat. 1st Oct. at 12 noon.   May he rest in peace.

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €930.00

Restoration Collection:     €510   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:   Oct.    7 p.m.   Sr. Margaret and Paul Quirke

11 a.m.    Caroline McGee and Liam Broderick

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.  7 p.m.     Maria Kelly   11 a.m.  Jim Windsor McGlynn

Pastoral Council Meeting this Thursday 29th Sept. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Cemetery Development:  Work on laying of concrete paths has started and will continue for the next 2 weeks.  The cemetery committee apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Banagher Bridge Club will resume in Crank House this Mon. 26th Sept. at 7.45 p.m. New members welcome.

Recent Important Publication: Copies of “Dan Edwards – the Life and Times of a Craftsman and Artist” by well-known local historian Declan Ryan are now available in Feeney’s Newsagent, Main Street.  Cost €20.   The book beautifully produced by Brosna Press, Ferbane, recounts the extraordinary life of the 91 year old native of clonfanlough, Clonmacnois and includes a most interesting chapter on Edwards’ work in St. Rynagh’s Church and throughout the Shannon Harbour and Banagher area.

The Offaly Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities will host a church gate collection this weekend of 24/25 September. All money collected goes to fund programming in Offaly for people with intellectual disability. Thank you in advance! For more information about Offaly ID please ring  085 8607350.

Banagher Parent and Toddler Group has resumed every Tuesday from 10.30-12 p.m. in the Community Centre for all children from babies to pre-school age and for all carers of children. Cost €2 per morning includes light refreshments.

For Sale:  Winter Violas in full bloom now available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross, 057 9151273.

Art Auction, Music & Food in aid of “One in Four Sexual Abuse counselling service” in Hough’s Pub on 24th Sept.  Please support.

Give Rugby A Try:  Mini Rugby, Boys and Girls (6-12 years) welcome.  10.30 a.m. Sun. 25th Sept. at Birr RFC, Moorpark, Birr. (Gum shields and football boots must be worn).

 

 

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.   Each morning we pray for a particular intention.

Mon. –   The sick in our families and parish.

Tues. –   The young.

Wed. –   Families.

Thurs. – Vocations to the religious life.

Fri. –      The people of Banagher.

Sat. –     Thanksgiving for all the blessings received.

 

Wedding: Congratulations to Caroline Egan, Curraghavarna and David Sheffield, Dublin, who were married recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

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.

St. Mel’s Cathedral Choir – CD recording of music for Mass of Re-dedication of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford is available from: Dennistons & Farrell Coy, Centenary Square, Tel: 043 3328794 and the Presbytery, Longford. Cost €10.00.

 

Newsletter – September 18th

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

Readings: 25th Sunday of the Church Year

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 17th 9.30am   James & Teresa Cannon, Timolin.

7pm Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna.

Sunday 18th  11 am  Patty Hayes, Main Street. Veronica Healy, Main Street (1st Anniv.)

Monday 19th 7 pm

Tuesday 20th 9.30 am  Tom Higgins (1st Anniv.)
Wednesday 21st 9.30 am

Thursday 22nd 9.30 am  Tom & Ann Ivory, Main Street.

Friday 23rd 9.30 am

Saturday 24th 9.30am

7 pm   Frank Whelehan, Coofin. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 25th  11 am   Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna

 

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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Freda Ward, Eyrecourt,

sister-in-law of Mary Hughes, Cuba.  May she rest in peace.

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,174.00

Restoration Collection:     €650   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word:   Sept.    7 p.m.   Terry Keenaghan & Maria Donohoe

11 a.m.    Muireann Windsor McGlynn and Kevin Rigney.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.    7 p.m.     Paddy Scales       11 a.m.   Fergal McMahon

Cemetery Development:  Work on laying of concrete paths has started and will continue for the next 2 weeks.  The cemetery committee apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Banagher Utd. F.C.  Under 8s & U 9s Soccer Training for boys and girls.  U 8s born 2009 and U 9s born 2008Training commences on Sat. 24th Sept. at 10.45 to 12 o’clock, Middle Road, Banagher.  For more info. contact Gerry 087 6117362.

Banagher Bridge Club will resume in Crank House on Mon. 26th Sept. at 7.45 p.m. New members welcome.

Banagher Parent and Toddler Group has resumed every Tuesday from 10.30-12 p.m. in the Community Centre for all children from babies to pre-school age and for all carers of children. Cost €2 per morning includes light refreshments.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: Next meeting Tues. 20th Sept. 2 – 4.30 p.m.  *Trip to Arklow on Sun. 2nd Oct. 3 nights – a further payment of €50 required at Tues. meeting.  A few places available, names to Bridie or Mary as soon as possible.

The French club recommences in Birr Rugby club on Thurs. 22nd Sept. This is a fun French programme for primary school children with an emphasis on the spoken word. Classes are taught through the medium of song, role-play, games and activities. Ages 4 to 12 years. For more information contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 after 4 p.m. or text your name to this number.

West Offaly Comhaltas lessons commencing Friday the 23rd of September. Class numbers will be limited and all students must have registered in order to attend classes on Sept 23rd. Students must be 6 years or over and new students will be limited to one instrument per term. Please Note:  All instruments on loan Must be returned ASAP. For any further enquirers please contact (087) 103 2859.

For Sale:  Winter Violas in full bloom now available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross, 057 9151273.

Banagher Horse Fair this Sun. 18th September 2016.  Keeping the tradition alive. One of Ireland’s oldest fairs.  We would like to welcome anyone visiting our parish for the Annual Horse Fair.

Art Auction, Music & Food in aid of “One in Four Sexual Abuse counselling service” in Hough’s Pub on 24th Sept.  Please support.

Brownies will resume as follows:- Cuba Brownie Pack on Mon. 19th Sept. 6.30 – 7.45 p.m. St. Rynagh’s Brownie Pack on Tues. 20th Sept. 6.30 – 7.45 p.m.  Both groups in Banagher Community Centre, Cuba Avenue.  New members welcome

Give Rugby A Try:  Mini Rugby, Boys and Girls (6-12 years) welcome.  10.30 a.m. Sun. 25th Sept. at Birr RFC, Moorpark, Birr. (Gum shields and football boots must be worn).

Eyrecourt Agricultural Show and Family Fun Day (Eyrecourt, Co. Galway) takes place this Sun. 18th Sept.   A great Family day out.

 

Some people come in your life as blessings.

Some come in your life as lessons.  Mother Teresa

 Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.   Each morning we pray for a particular intention.Mon. –   The sick in our families and parish.

Tues. –   The young.

Wed. –   Families.

Thurs. – Vocations to the religious life.

Fri. –      The people of Banagher.

Sat. –     Thanksgiving for all the blessings received.

Newsletter – Sept 11th

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

Readings: 24th Sunday of the Church Year

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 10th 9.30am    Sante Perna & Italia Massaroni. (1st Anniv.)

7pm   George Kelly, Harbour Cross.

Sunday 11th  11 am   John Hough, Main Street.

Monday 12th 7 pm  Kevin Martin, Garrycastle (Month’s Memory)

Tuesday 13th 9.30 am
Wednesday 14th 9.30 am

Thursday 15th 9.30 am   St. Rynagh’s N.S. School Mass.  All parents welcome

Friday 16th 9.30 am

Saturday 17th 9.30am   James & Teresa Cannon, Timolin.

7 pm   Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna.

Sunday 18th 11 am   Patty Hayes, Main Street. Veronica Healy, Main Street (1st Anniv.)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,187

Restoration Collection:     €610   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  D

Readers of the Word:   Sept.    7 p.m.   Terry Keenaghan & Maria Donohoe

11 a.m.    Muireann Windsor McGlynn and Kevin Rigney.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.    7 p.m.     Paddy Scales       11 a.m.   Fergal McMahon

 

Newsletters:  From the beginning of Sept. newsletters will be put out before the Masses and not on Fridays as has been the tradition.

 

 

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.   Each morning we pray for a particular intention.

Mon. –   The sick in our families and parish.

Tues. –   The young.

Wed. –   Families.

Thurs. – Vocations to the religious life.

Fri. –      The people of Banagher.

Sat. –     Thanksgiving for all the blessings received.

Cemetery Development:  As part of the ongoing development of Banagher Cemetery the committee have decided to lay new concrete paths around the cemetery grounds.  It is hoped that the work will commence this coming week and continue for a couple of weeks.  We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.

Grave Diggers:  It has been a long held and worthy tradition in this Parish that the grave of a member of the Parish would be dug by community members.  The number of people available to dig the grave has become small over recent years and so in order to continue this tradition we are looking for Parishioners to put their names on a list to help dig the grave.  When a grave is to be dug everyone will receive a text.  If you are free to help on the day you would be very welcome.  You will not be asked or expected to be available to dig all graves.  If you are interested give your name to Fr. Pierre.

Epilepsy Ireland annual collection takes place next weekend 17/18th Sept.  Please support

The Banagher, Cloghan & Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice Foundation acknowledges with grateful thanks the very generous donation of €1,100 proceeds from Social Dancing at The Railway Bar, bringing the total to €1,805.  Sincere appreciation to all concerned for your continued support.

For Sale:  Winter Violas in full bloom now available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross,

057 9151273.

Banagher Parent and Toddler Group has resumed every Tuesday from 10.30-12 p.m. in the Community Centre for all children from babies to pre-school age and for all carers of children. Cost €2 per morning includes light refreshments.

Irish traditional Music:   If you sing or play an instrument please come along to an informal get together in the Railway Bar Wed. evenings 7-9 p.m. commencing Wed. 14th Sept.  All welcome.

Offaly Hospice Foundation Annual Coffee Morning takes place on Thurs. 15th
Sept.   If you would like to host a coffee morning please contact Mary on 0579328634 or 086 8595046 or email offalyhospice@gmail.com

Coffee Morning – Thurs. 15th Sept. at Philip & Helen Flannery’s 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Please support.

Irish Dance Classes will resume in Banagher Community Centre this Wed. 14th Sept. at 2.45 p.m.  New beginners welcome.  Contact Gráinne 086 3567091.

Banagher Drama Group A.G.M. took place on Fri. 2nd Sept. and new officers of the committee were elected. There will be a reading of our 2016 play (a comedy directed by Marita Fogarty) on Wed. 14th  Sept. in St Rynagh’s College of Further Ed at 8 p.m. Banagher Drama Group are looking for new members of all ages to be part of our group whether it’s on stage or backstage all help is appreciated.

Annual Banagher Horse Fair 18th Sept. 2016. Keeping the tradition alive.  One of Irelands oldest Fairs.

The French club recommences in Birr Rugby club on Thurs. 22nd Sept. This is a fun French programme for primary school children with an emphasis on the spoken word. Classes are taught through the medium of song, role-play, games and activities. Ages 4 to 12 years. For more information contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 after 4 p.m. or text your name to this number.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Cian Clancy, Garraí Ard;  Harry & Daniel Quinn, Curraghavarna;  Nathan O’Rourke, Cushcallow

Newsletter – September 4th

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

Readings: 23rd Sunday of the Church Year

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 3rd 9.30am    Nora Egan, & Deceased family members, Ballivor.

7pm    Baby Alana Alice Madden (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 4th  11 am  Lena & Jimmy Moran, Curraghavarna.

Monday 5th 7 pm

Tuesday 6th 9.30 am
Wednesday 7th 9.30 am

Thursday 8th 9.30 am

Friday 9th 9.30 am     Ciss & Peter Loonam.

Saturday 10th 9.30am   Sante Perna & Italia Perna. (1st Anniv.)

7 pm     George Kelly, Harbour Cross.

Sunday 11th 11 am   John Hough, Main Street.

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

                Please pray for the repose of the souls of Anne Marie Galllagher, Bray &

London, niece of Noel, Hubert & Sean Gallagher & Anne Tehee;  Mary Moore,

Sister of John Daly;  Eileen Cummins, sister of Ned Kennedy.  May they rest in

Peace.

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,160

Restoration Collection:     €595   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word:   Sept.    7 p.m.   Terry Keenaghan & Maria Donohoe

11 a.m.    Muireann Windsor McGlynn and Kevin Rigney.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.    7 p.m.     Paddy Scales       11 a.m.   Fergal McMahon

 

Newsletters:  From the beginning of Sept. newsletters will be put out before the Masses and not on Fridays as has been the tradition.

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning. Reason 40 Prayer:  “Prayer is the best armour against all trials.”

Clonmacnoise Pattern Day will be celebrated on Sunday 11th September.  Ceremonies commence at 3 p.m.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this Sunday 4th Sept.  Confessions from 12.30 p.m.  Anointing of the Sick 2.30 p.m.  Mass and Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick with Benediction 3 p.m., followed by the Rosary Procession.

Banagher Active Retirement Club  returns on Tues. 6th Sept. 2 – 4.30 p.m.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

Banagher Social Services:  A trip to Arklow, Co. Wicklow has been arranged for Sun. 2nd Oct. for 3 nights.  Names & deposit of €20 will be taken at Tues. meeting.  Further info. on the day.

Latin & Greek Classes are recommencing In Banagher College for 1st  years.  Places are limited.  Please contact Pauline O’Donovan 087 1326204/057 9151533.

Banagher Ladies Club returns 7th Sept. at 8 p.m. in the community Centre. New members welcome.

Help Wanted:  Volunteers needed to help with Beavers, Cubs & Scout.  If you are available please contact any of the Leaders.

*Big Brother Big Sister *   Foroige are looking for volunteers, adults aged 18 years and over throughout Offaly to sign up to our *Big Brother Big Sister*  programme. If you can share one to two hours of your time per week, to hang out with and provide positive support to a Young Person aged 10 to 18 years. They would in turn benefit from the friendship and trust you will build together. Contact Una Daly on 086 859 6879 / una.daly@foroige.ie or Mary Gaughan on 086 047 1420 / mary.gaughan@foroige.ie
Offaly Comhaltas Registration Night – Friday 9th Sept. 7-9 p.m. in Banagher College of Further Education. Lessons commencing Friday 23rd of Sept. Class numbers will be limited and all students must have registered in order to attend classes on Sept 23rd. Students must be 6 years or over and new students will be limited to one instrument per term. Please Note:  All instruments on loan must be returned on registration night. For any further enquiries please contact (087) 103 2859.

There are a limited number of places available for the following classes beginning in Banagher & Birr during September: Introduction to Hairdressing, Make-Up Masterclass, Mindfullness & Wellbeing, Flower Arranging, Conversational Irish, Creative Writing, Computers for Beginners & Improvers & ECDL. For further information or to enrol on any class, call Carmel on 057 9152003 or emailcarmel@westoffalytraining.com

Banagher Library:   Opening hours have changed Tues. 10 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 5 p.m., Thurs. 2 –  5 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.   All Open Libraries members can use the library 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Monday through to Sunday.

Irish Dance Classes will resume in Banagher Community Centre on Wed. 14th Sept. at 2.45 p.m.  New beginners welcome.  Contact Gráinne 086 3567091.

Coffee Morning – Thurs. 15th Sept. at Philip & Helen Flannery’s 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Please support.

The Ganley School of Irish Dancing resumes classes in Heritage Hall, Ferbane on Mon. 5th Sept. at 6 p.m. for beginners and 6.45 p.m. for advanced dancers.  Adult classes available in Athlone and Moate.  Any queries contact Joe on 087 6473497 or Ganley Irish Dancing on Facebook.

Parish Website:  What would you like to see on the Parish website?  Ideas, suggestions to Dave Boylan at boylandave@eircom.net