Feast of Corpus Christi – June 22nd

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 21st 9:30 am
7:00 pm Christina Maloney
Sunday 22nd 8:30 am
11:30 am Edward, Mary, P.J. & Ned Dolan, Cushcallow
Monday 23rd 7:00 pm
Tuesday 24th 9:30 am
Wednesday 25th 9.30 am Patrick, Mel & Uncle Con Flynn
Thursday 26th 9.30 am
Friday 27th 9.30 am
Saturday 28th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Ann & Jimmy Devery, Main Street.
Sunday 29th 8:30 am Special Intention
11:30 am John Joe Flannery & Deceased family members.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1265

Restoration Collection:  €628 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word: June
7.00 pm Terry Keenaghan and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan
11.30 am  Jim Windsor McGlynn & Barry Moylan

Eucharistic Ministers: June
7.00 pm Ann Gallagher and Kieran Horan
8.30 am Ann McIntyre
11.30 Fergal McMahon & Damian Keenaghan

Dates for Your Diary
Cemetery Masses: Banagher Sat. 26th July 7.00 p.m.  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick on Sun.  Meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Padre Pio Statue:  A sincere word of thanks to Antonio and Angelo Perna who arranged to have the Padre Pio and Good Shepherd Statues cleaned and repaired.  Both statues now look in great condition.

For Sale: Hanging Baskets & Window Boxes filled or fill your own.  Variety of trailing & bedding plants in stock at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273.

Corpus Christi Procession takes place after the 11.30 a.m. Mass.    A special place is for this year’s First Communion Children.  The Procession goes from the Church to the National School.  The Procession will be followed by the party for the First Communion Children.  All are invited.

People needed to prune and weed the flower bed in the car park beside the Vine House. If you have an hour to help out, meet at the car park on Thursday 26th June at 7.00 pm. Tools provided.

All Banagher Active Retirement Club Members are invited to Shannonbridge on June 27th where Mass will be celebrated in Church at 6 p.m. and afterwards to local hall for refreshment and entertainment. Please let Mary or Kathleen know if you are interested in going before Wednesday 25th.

Enjoy an Evening of “Summertime Classics” in aid of GALWAY HOSPICE performed by international performers Veronica McSwiney (piano) and Aisling O Dea (violin) in Meelick Church on Saturday 12th July at 8.30 p.m.   Adm. €15.  . Contact 086 8898554

Horticulture Course:  Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 26 week full-time FETAC Level 4 “Horticulture” course commencing immediately in St. Rynagh’s College of further Education, Banagher, Co. Offaly.  Please contact Monica/Michael at 087-6835561

Interested in gaining a qualification to work in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development Company in association with SOLAS (formerly FAS) invites applications for a 30 week full-time FETAC Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in October 2014 in Birr. Please make any informal enquiries to 087-7385989.   We would be delighted to discuss the course with you and answer any of your queries.  Formal applications to Department of Social Protection, Castle Buildings, Tullamore 057 9318500  or Jobs’ Club Birr, 057-9123940

“The High Kings” back by popular demand – Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society present The High Kings on August 29th. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Church Gate Coll.for Banagher Tidy Towns next weekend 28th/29th June.  Please support.

People Visiting the Cemetery are asked to be very careful with their possessions as items have been stolen while people in visiting loved ones graves.

Children’s Art Camp in Belmont Mill:  1st Art Camp -Tues. 1st – Wed. 2nd July. 2nd Art Camp – Thurs. 3rd – Fri. 4th July and 3rd Art Camp – Mon. 28th – Tues. 29 July all 10 to 3 p.m. Cost €50.  The classes explore creative expression in a range of media and materials including, drawing, painting, 3D, clay modelling, paper maché, printmaking, collage.  Classes for 6 to 12 years old boys and girls.  Contact Rosemarie Langtry 086 3934603.

Irish Language Summer Camp in St. Cronan’s N.S., Lusmagh from 21st – 25th July.  Age 7 – 11 years.  Cost €60 per week.  Book before 25th June to Stella Ní Mháille 085 7112211.

Expressions School of Speech and Drama Summer CampFun:  July 15-18th. Venue –  St Rynagh’s College of Further Education.   Ages 4-12 years.  From 9.30 a.m. -1.30 p.m. Enjoy Acting,  Art,  Singing, Dancing,  Puppetry and much more. Contact Caroline on 087 4156046 to secure a place.

Host Families Required from July 3rd to July 17th for Spanish students on a homestay programme. Families must have a teenager aged between 14 and 17. Please contact Marie Brady at 087 4154983 if interested or text host family to this number.

Friends of Asthma, Lower Main Street, Banagher.  Open daily 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Your support is greatly appreciated.