Archive for April 2017

Newsletter – 30th April

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Newsletter – 23rd April

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In the aftermath of Easter

‘If Easter is about the cross, then why all the chocolate eggs?
Because no matter how broken or hard boiled you are, once you taste the true meaning of the cross, life is a whole lot sweeter’

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Easter is not just made up of a long weekend. The Church celebrates Easter for 50 days and is indeed a special time of year. The Easter message is one that gives all of us hope and gives us a timely lift. We all have our difficult moments. We carry burdens, darkness, hurt, pain and disappointments. We’re not on our own, every single person carries these. But the Easter message reminds us that right in the middle of them, there is a promise of new life, new beginnings and a sense of hope and promise. Without Easter, we would have absolutely nothing but with Easter, we indeed have everything

Easter Sunday – Dawn Mass in Clonmacnoise

Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017

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Images from Holy Saturday 2017 in St Rynaghs Church Banagher

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Newsletter – 16th April 2017

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Holy Thursday – Mass of The Lord’s Supper

St Rynaghs Church – Thursday 13th April 2017

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Fr John McNally – 10th Anniversary

Fr John McNally P.P.  (1942 – 2007)

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Fr John McNally.

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Fr.John was ordained in Thurles in June 1975 and arrived in Banagher the following day for his first Mass. The celebrations were huge as he was welcomed home, a proud moment for his family and the people of Banagher. Bonfires blazed, banners were presented as flags and buntings adorned the church yard.

 

The following is a poem which was penned by a member of the Felixstowe congregation in the UK where Fr John had been Parish Priest for thirteen years prior to his sudden passing in March 2007.

Friend, Brother, Father John

Until you left me brother John,

I really didn’t know,

How much you really meant to me,

But now I feel it so.

Your always welcome, beaming smile,

Your cheerful words of greeting,

Your lovely wit, your warm handshake,

A friend in every meeting.

You taught so clearly, showed the way,

And kept your sermons short,

For you knew how to make it real,

Sweet Jesus you have brought.

Dear Father John, our holy priest,

Our friend, our brother dear,

May angels speed your journey home,

Your flight be free from care.

May soft wings warm your way to heaven,

Let angel voices sing,

‘ This man showed all just how to live,

In a world where God is King.’

                                                                        Mike Palmer, Suffolk UK.

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Newsletter – April 2nd

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