14th Sunday of the Year – July 6th

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 Norman Winkler & Mary Maloney, The Crescent
Sunday 29th 8:30 am
11:30 am Mary Mahony, Queen Street
Monday 30th 7:00 pm Mary, Tom & Tommy Devery.
Tuesday 1st 9:30 am
Wednesday 2nd 9.30 am
Thursday 3rd 9.30 am
Friday 4th 9.30 am
Saturday 5th 9:30 am
7:00 pm
Sunday 6th 8:30 am
11:30 am Gabrielle Kelly, Queen Street

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Gerard O’Donnell, Kilrush, Co. Clare, brother of Mai Lynch, Harbour Road and Patricia Pilkington, Birr, sister of Eileen Nallen, Upper Main Street.  May they rest in peace

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1350

Restoration Collection:  €725 (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.

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

Banagher Utd.  A.G.M. takes place on Sat. July 19th at 8 p.m. in the Comm. Centre. New

Mass Time Review in the Cluster Area:  In light of the approaching shortage of priests in the Diocese the priests and members of the various Pastoral Councils have embarked on a review of the number of Masses in the cluster area with the intention of reducing the number of Masses in all the parishes in preparation of the certain loss of priests in this area.  Discussion will take place over the coming months.

Banagher Graveyard Development:  Over the next few weeks every home in the Parish will be visited and given a leaflet explaining the plans for developments in the graveyard plus and envelope if you wish to contribute to the development fund.   A second visit will be made to collect your contribution if you wish to make one.  If we miss you on the second visit you may leave your donation in a special box in the Post Office, or leave it in at the Sunday Masses.  Respect for our dead has always been an important part of Irish Culture and with your help we hope to honour our deceased by making their resting place a fitting place of rest.

Croagh Patrick Climb:  Our Annual Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Mon. 4th Aug. (Bank Holiday).  A bus will leave from the Parish.  If you wish to travel give your name to Fr. Pierre over the coming weeks.

Thank You:  Thanks to all who contributed last weekend to the Tidy Towns Church Gate Collection which amounted to €670. Your generosity is much appreciated.

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

Banagher Social Services:  Outing to Green Isle Hotel, Dublin – three nights – four days – from 26th – 29th Aug.  Names & €50 deposit to Mary or Bridie please.

Active Retirement Group:  May Flannery and Banagher Active Retirement Club wish to thank all those who supported their Uganda – Irish Project Fundraiser.  All moneys received goes to fund Esther’s care, accommodation and medical expenses in the Opening Doors Orphanage in Kampala.  Total raised was €1,330.  Your support & generosity is greatly appreciated.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri. 11th July 9 – 3 p.m. for senior citizens diabetic and general foot care.  Chiropodist will be in attendance at CGH Pharmacy, Banagher Shopping Centre, on Saturday the 12th of July from 10 a.m.  For appointment please contact 057 9151608.

Thank you: The Banagher, Cloghan, Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice Foundation acknowledges with grateful thanks the sum of €272, proceeds from the Shannon Harbour Boat Rally & Ecumenical Service.  Sincere gratitude to all who contributed to this worthy cause.

Banagher Library July 2014: Banagher Library reopened after renovations on the 3rd July. Drop in to borrow new adult and junior stock. Banagher Library will be closed on the following dates: Friday 11th and 25th July, Friday 1st and Sat. 2nd Aug. (August Bank Holiday Weekend).

Ferbane/Banagher Macra’s next club meeting will be held this coming Mon. 7th of July at 9 p.m. in Hiney’s, Ferbane. All welcome especially new members.  5k Fun Run/Walk in aid of the Macra Know your Neighbour Weekend and Offaly Rowing Club member Josh Connon’s float our boat fundraiser on Sunday 20th of July in Lough Boora Parklands, Boora. Registration will be from 10.30 a.m. with start at 11a.m. sharp. Entry is €10 and under 12’s go free. Please support this great cause with all funds raised going towards much needed equipment for Josh Connon’s Rowing with Offaly Rowing Club in Tullamore. There will be refreshments after the run in Teach Lea. Guaranteed to be a great day.

Banagher Drama Group & Banagher Musical Society present The High Kings on Fri. Aug. 29th in Banagher College at 8.30 p.m. Tickets €20 from the box offices:   Flynn’s Shop (Banagher), Kelly’s Newsagents (Banagher) & Banagher Post Office or alternatively call 087 3851263 7-9 p.m. daily. Please note seating is unreserved & doors open at 8 p.m.