SS Peter & Paul Apostles – June 29th

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 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.
Monday 30th 7:00 pm
Tuesday 1st 9:30 am
Wednesday 2nd 9.30 am Patrick, Mel & Uncle Con Flynn
Thursday 3rd 9.30 am
Friday 4th 9.30 am
7.00 pm First Friday
Saturday 5th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Norman Winkler & Mary Maloney, The Crescent
Sunday 6th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mary Mahony, Queen Street

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Sr. Ambrose Kennedy, Convent of Mercy, Nenagh, aunt of Michael McIntyre, Upper Main St. and John Devery, Clonfert, brother in law of Mary McNally, Queen Street.  May they rest in peace.

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

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1052

Restoration Collection:  €650 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  E

Readers of the Word: July
7.00 pm Aideen Madden & Kevin Rigney
8.30 am  Liam Broderick & Conor O’Sullivan
11.30 am Cora Stronge Smith & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers: July
7.00 pm David Nagle and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Emer Rigney
11.30 am Kay Hayes Hickey & Maria Kelly

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

New Graveyard Committee:  A new graveyard committee has been formed to maintain and develop Banagher Cemetery.  Responsibility for the upkeep and development of the Cemetery will be taken over by this new group.  The Committee members are as follows:- Hubert Rigney (Chairman), Mary Hynes (Sec.), David Hughes (Treasurer), Ger Woods (Ass. Treas.), Michael Dolan, Damian Keenaghan, John Leahy and Fr. Pierre Pepper.  The Committee has decided to seek financial support from every family in the Parish to aid this work.   Over the coming weeks each family will receive a leaflet and envelope explaining plans for the graveyard.  These envelopes will then be collected shortly afterwards.  In order to help us with this plan we hope to engage the help of those Parishioners who usually distribute the envelopes.  A meeting for those who wish to help will take place on Thurs. 3rd July at 9 p.m. in the National School.

Wishing U12 Girls Football in the Community Games the best of luck in the Leinsters on Sat. in Longford also best of luck to the U14 Girls who are representing Offaly in the National Feile at the weekend.

Emergency Meeting of Turf Cutters of Kilnaclinny/All Saints in the Community Centre at 9 p.m. this Mon. evening 30th June.

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 classed explore creative expression in a range of media and materials including, drawing, painting, 3D, clay modelling, paper maché, printmaking, collage.  Classes from 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.

Banagher United Soccer Club – Summer Camp –  Mon. 30th June to Fri. 4th July for Boys and Girls 6 – 14 years at the Soccer Club, Middle Road, Banagher.  Free O’Neill’s Crested Kit, 5 days of fun & quality coaching 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more info. contact 087 6219976.

Banagher Library: Due to Library improvement works Banagher Library will be CLOSED from Thurs 12th June till Wed. 2nd July inclusive. Please keep any items you may have on loan until we reopen- NO FINES will apply on borrowed items during this closure period. Books can also be returned to other branches. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“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.

Carmel Horan’s new album of Sacred Hymns available in the shops €10.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – Aug. 6th Price €639.  For info. contact Aodh or Carmel Horan 087 2072982 or 087 2072996.  Spiritual Director Fr. John O’Brien O.F.M.

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna is now open 7 days a week.  Tel. 090 975920

Summer Camp for children 4 – 7 on Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. July 7th – 11th, 14th – 18th & 21st – 25th Aug. 11th – 15th 2014.  Cost. €55.  For more info. contact Bright Beginnings 090 6453777                          

Banagher Credit Union –Open for Loan Applications every Tues. 7 – 8 p.m.  Attractive rates for Student Loans and Secured Loans (loans within shares).  Any member experiencing loan repayment difficulties should come in and talk to us.  Office hours Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 – 5.30 p.m.

Doktor Tadeusz Lisiakiewicz, lekarz, obecnie pracuje w Centrum Zdrowia, Banagher. Aby umówić się na spotkanie, proszę zadzwonić do operacji na 057 9151247

Scholar & Warrior Studio –Come and learn Self Defence and Keep Fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Ages 6 upwards every Fri. in St. Rynagh’s N.S. Hall  5 – 6 p.m. For more details contact Tom Wells 085 8820300.

Church Restoration Book by Jim Madden on sale in local shops and in the Church €5.

Used Stamps for the Missions:  Your used postage stamps can help the missions in Africa. Just leave a half-inch margin around each stamp and send them to St. Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. There, retired missionaries sort the stamps and prepare them for sale to stamp collectors.

“Adam in the Van” On The Shannon – Winter opening times (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 3 – 7 p.m. Closed Tues.  Sat. & Sun. 2 – 7 p.m.)  Contact Adam 087 6671020.

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

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

Belmont Hurling Club are hosting a Chicken Poultry Sale on Sun. 29th June. Gates open at 9 a.m. in Moystown G.A.A. Field.  Adm. €3.  You can buy and sell small animals.  Everyone welcome.

Chiropody Clinic located on the main Birr/Portumna Road, 10 minutes from Banagher.

Home visits & evening appointments available. For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan on 086 3532672.

CGH Pharmacy:  Deirdre Munnelly Optician attending Wed. 2nd July.  Chiropodist attending  Sat. 12th July call 057 9151608 to make an appointment.

Thank You:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Irish Wheelchair Assoc. Church Gate Collection which amounted to €422.50.

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

West Offaly Training is currently preparing for Computer Summer Camp 2014. Available dates are weeks beginning, July 8th, 22nd & 29th and Aug 12th & 19th. Further information/application forms are available from Carmel  057 9152003 or online

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.