Archive for February 2017

Newsletter – 26th February

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Additional 8.30 a.m. short ceremony on Ash Wednesday

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The 40 days of Lent begin this Wed. and concludes in Holy Week.  It begins with the wearing of the ashes as a sign to the world of our need for repentance and ends on Easter Sunday. We are called to take this time to turn away from sin and live the Gospel.  Over the years the commitment to the purpose of Lent, the making of personal sacrifice and the supporting of our less fortunate brother s and sister has waned.  I would like to take this opportunity to encourage all of us to rediscover the meaning and blessing associated with this time of preparation.  This year to encourage more to come and receive the Ashes on the forehead we will be adding an 8.30 a.m. short ceremony on Wed. morning to enable students and parents to attend

Newsletter – 19TH February

 

 

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Saint Valentine

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Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.”

Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the stories involve two different saints by the same name is also not officially decided, it is highly agreed that St. Valentine was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.

In 1969, the Roman Catholic Church removed St. Valentine from the General Roman Calendar, because so little is known about him. However, the church still recognizes him as a saint, listing him in the February 14 spot of Roman Martyrolgy.

The legends attributed to the mysterious saint are as inconsistent as the actual identification of the man.

One common story about St. Valentine is that in one point of his life, as the former Bishop of Terni, Narnia and Amelia, he was on house arrest with Judge Asterius. While discussing religion and faith with the Judge, Valentine pledged the validity of Jesus. The judge immediately put Valentine and his faith to the test.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

This week we celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Below are some photographs from a Pilgrimage in 2008, made by parishioners from St Rynaghs to Lourdes

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Newsletter – February 12th

Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie

frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: 6th 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 11th 9.30am

7pm    Brendan McDermott, Cuba Avenue. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 12th   11 am   Billy & Molly Burke, Claremont.
Monday 13th   7 pm    Fr. John, Tom & Deceased members of Butler Family.

Tuesday 14th 9.30 am    Gerry & Kieran White.
Wednesday 15th  9.30 am   Baby Egan, Ciaran Egan & Dec. Dolan & Egan Families.

Thursday 16th       9.30 am
Friday 17th        9.30 am     

Saturday 18th  9.30am

7 pm    Mary Hughes, Harbour Road (1st Anniv.).

Sunday 19th    11 am   Michael Egan, Curraghavarna (2nd Anniv.)

 

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

             Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bridget Bracken, Pullough, mother of

Catherine Moran; Thomas Bond, Cuba Ave; John Egan, Mucklagh, brother of

Eileen McLoughlin.    May they rest in peace.

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €1,102.00

Restoration Collection:     €580  (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team B

Readers of the Word:   Feb.    7 p.m.    Sheila Flynn

11 a.m.   Maria Curley and Ann Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:  Feb.    7 p.m.   Emer Rigney   11 a.m.  Terry Keenaghan

The Mercy Pilgrim Icon will be in the homes of the following families:-  12th – 19th Feb. Hough Family, Main St., 19th – 26th Maura Reddin and Grogan Family, Birr Road, 26th – 5th March L.S.U. Convent.   If you wish to take the icon to your home please sign your name on the sheet beside the Mercy Image.

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.   We begin each day at 6.30 a.m. with silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  We pray for families, the sick, the young.

Baptism:  We welcome into the Christian Community Lucy Kurdybacha, Garrái Ard.

Banagher Musical Society are staging their annual musical on Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th & Sat 25th February at 8 p.m.  in Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna. This year’s musical is the hilarious Dolly Parton musical ‘9 to 5′. This promises to be a spectacular night of entertainment tickets €10 on Thurs night & €12 on the Fri & Sat nights. Tell all your friends and neighbours to come along to be entertained. Tickets are available in local shops – Banagher Post Office, Seamus Flynn’s and Feeney’s Day to Day or Booking line 087 4319206.

Acorn Theatre Co. Present John B Keane`s “Moll” in Ballinasloe Town Hall at 8 p.m. on Thurs 16th, Friday 17th and Sat 18th February. Tickets €12/Concession  €10. Profits to the Friends of Portiuncula Hospital.

Birr Historical Society:  An eagerly awaited talk will be given by local historian James Scully on the topic of “Anthony Trollope and the Bronte’s, the Banagher Connection“. The venue for the talk is the County Arms Hotel, Birr and it will take place on Mon. 20th Feb. 2017 at 8 p.m. All are welcome.

*FREE Teagasc early grass farm walk for sheep/cattle farmers on the farm of: Willie Galvin, Raheenakeeran, Walsh Island, Co Offaly on Thurs. 16th  Feb.  at 2 p.m. Farm is located on Mountlucas/Portarlington road.   All are welcome to attend.


ELECTRICAL RECYCLING DAYS*
   in West End car park, Banagher on sat. 18th Feb. 2017.   Anything household with a plug or battery accepted.  www.weee ireland.ie

Banagher Snooker Club:
Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Your support would be much appreciated.

Banagher St. Patrick’s Day Parade: This year’s parade will take place on Sunday the 12th of March at 3 p.m. The committee would like to encourage all local groups to take this opportunity to showcase their organisations.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer Classes will commence in Crank House during the month of February. Manual Handling course every Friday. Call Carmel on 057 9152003 for further information.

Local Training Initiatives: Landscape & Horticulture Course (Fetac level 4 award).          St. Rynagh’s College of Further education, Banagher are running the above course for 26 weeks starting in April 2017.  Training will be provided in a range of subjects including: Plant Propagation, Garden Design, Hard Landscaping in Paving, Stonework and bricklaying through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in the industry. For further Information/ details, Please contact 087 6835561

ARDAGH & CLONMACNOIS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017  27th May – 1st  June, five nights, fully inclusive price €725. Please contact: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin. Tel: 01-2410812 or 01-2410811. Pilgrimage Director: Monsignor Bernard Noonan, PP, Moate, Tel: 090 6481180. Director Special Section for Sick/Assisted Pilgrims: Rev. Michael Scanlon, PP, Cloghan, Tel: 090 457122.

MARRIED COUPLES:    Gift yourselves a special weekend break together to boost and refresh your relationship by making a Marriage Renewal Weekend. The next Weekend will be at The Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 3rd to 5th March 2017. For more info and /or to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call     (087) 784 0408.  Weekends are presented by Catholic Marriage Encounter in Ireland

 

Calling all 10,11 & 12 year old Girls – GIVE RUGBY A TRY!  Birr RFC on Sun. 12th Feb. at 10.30 a.m. (wear gumshields, warm sportswear and football boots).  Including hot chocolate after session.

 

Short video extract from Boxer Katie Taylor speaking about her Faith

Newsletter – Feb 5th

Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie

frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: 5th 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 4th 9.30am   Dorrie Bond (8th Anniv.)

7pm    Molly Burke (6th Anniv)

Sunday 5th   11 am    Ester, Bernard & Peter Higgins & Deceased Family.
Monday 6th   7 pm     Morch & Kitty Dolan, Curraghavarna (2nd & 3rd Anniv.)

Tuesday 7th 9.30 am
Wednesday 8th  9.30 am

Thursday 9th       9.30 am   Jill Nallen, West End.
Friday 10th        9.30 am     

Saturday 11th  9.30am

7 pm    Brendan McDermott, Cuba Avenue. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 12th    11 am  Billy & Molly Burke, Claremont.

 

             Please pray for the soul of Annie Carroll, Curraghavarna;   Patrick Feeney,

Belmont, brother of Bridgie Malone;  Breda Fitzgerald, Cork, mother of Carmel

Moylan.  May they rest in peace.

 

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

 

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €1,090.00

Restoration Collection:     €630  (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team A

Readers of the Word:   Feb.    7 p.m.    Sheila Flynn

11 a.m.   Maria Curley and Ann Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:  Feb.    11 a.m.  Terry Keenaghan

The Mercy Pilgrim Icon will be in the homes of the following families:- 5th – 12th Feb. Regan Family, The Crescent, 12th – 19th Feb. Hough Family, Main St., 19th – 26th Maura Reddin and Grogan Family, Birr Road.   If you wish to take the icon to your home please sign your name on the sheet beside the Mercy Image.

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m.   We begin each day at 6.30 a.m. with silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  We pray for families, the sick, the young.

 

Parents/Guardians wishing to enrol infants for September in St. Rynagh’s National School are asked to contact the Principal during the week 057 9151419.

 

Remembrance Service on Mon. 6th Feb. 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in Portiuncula University Hospital Chapel, Galway. This is a Service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Banagher Active Retirement Club next club meeting is on Tues. 7th Feb.  2 – 4.30 p.m.
The Annual General Meeting will take place at that meeting. * Trip to Westport takes place on 19th & 20th March for 2 nights.  A deposit of €20 required at the meeting of the 7th.
Cystic Fibrosis church gate amounted to €385.66.  Thank you to all who contributed.

Banagher Men’s Shed 2017 are now up and running.  A committee has been elected and a premises secured for activities. Several ideas are being investigated, as a programme is being drawn up for the year. New members most welcome. Contact Brendan Larkin, 087 1245581, Tony Cormican at Mullin’s Dry Cleaners or James Scully 085 7107569

St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. Club are presently compiling a History of the Club from 1961 – to date.  We are urgently looking for photos & memorabilia.  If you have any items contact Alo 087 1227669.  All items will be returned, as soon as possible.  Thank you.

For Sale Pansies in flower & Spring Bedding now available at “Sleepy Hollow” Banagher.

057 9151273.

Banagher St. Patrick’s Day Parade: This year’s parade will take place on Sunday the 12th of March at 3 p.m. The committee would like to encourage all local groups to take this opportunity to showcase their organisations. There will be an Open Meeting held in the Scout Hall on Thurs. 9th Feb.  at  7 p.m. regarding this year’s parade and we would encourage a representative from each local organisation or club to attend.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer Classes will commence in Crank House during the month of February. Manual Handling course every Friday. Call Carmel on 057 9152003 for further information.

Local Training Initiatives: Landscape & Horticulture Course (Fetac level 4 award).          St. Rynagh’s College of Further education, Banagher are running the above course for 26 weeks starting in April 2017.  Training will be provided in a range of subjects including: Plant Propagation, Garden Design, Hard Landscaping in Paving, Stonework and bricklaying through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in the industry. For further Information/ details, Please contact 087 6835561

ARDAGH & CLONMACNOIS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2017  27th May – 1st  June, five nights, fully inclusive price €725. Please contact: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot St., Dublin. Tel: 01-2410812 or 01-2410811. Pilgrimage Director: Monsignor Bernard Noonan, PP, Moate, Tel: 090 6481180. Director Special Section for Sick/Assisted Pilgrims: Rev. Michael Scanlon, PP, Cloghan, Tel: 090 457122.

Banagher musical Society present the comedy “ 9 to 5.”  23rd, 24th  and 25th  Feb. in Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna.   Tickets will be on sale in the  ocal shops.