23rd Sunday of the Year – September 7th

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

Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. 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 6th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Nora Egan & deceased Egan family, Ballivor
Sunday 7th 8:30 am
11:30 am Ned Horan, Garbally
Monday 8th 7:00 pm Oliver Flannagan, Esker.  (2nd Anniv.)
Tuesday 9th 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 10th 9.30 am
Thursday 11th 9.30 am
Friday 12th 9.30 am
Saturday 13th 9:30 am John Hough
7:00 pm Jimmy Fitzgerald (1st Anniv)
Sunday 14th 8:30 am George Kelly, Harbour Cross
11:30 am James Cannon & Deceased family members

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Cox, Manchester, mother of Tadgh Cox, Chestnut Avenue.  May she rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,240

Restoration Collection: €630 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team E

Readers of the Word: September
7.00 pm Ger Woods and Ursula Finnegan
8.30 am Ger Fogarty & Mark Kenny
11.30 am Pauline Scales and Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: September
7.00 pm Ann Gallagher & Kieran Horan
8.30 am Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am Fergal McMahon & Damian Keenaghan

First Friday Calls:  Any calls Fr. Pierre didn’t make last week will be made during the week.

Community Centre Tables:  Would the person who removed the tables from the Community Centre please return them immediately.

Liturgy Committee Meeting on Wed. 10th Sept. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Inter-Parish Picnic:  A sincere word of thanks to all those who helped plan and run the event.  A great day was had by all.

Country and Western Dance Classes will commence in Dooleys Hotel Birr on Tuesday the 9th of Sept. at 8.30 p.m.   Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Jive.    All Welcome.

Banagher Junior Knitting Club: The Junior Knitting Club will recommence in Banagher Library on Sat. 13th Sept. from 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. New members are welcome. Parents please attend also to sign in your child. Thank you.

CU-FACTOR : Talent Competition for 10-19year olds. Applications to Banagher Credit Union office by Fri Sept 19th. Auditions in St. Rynagh’s Primary School on Sat. Sept. 20th. First round of competition in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education on Sat. Sept. 27th

Banagher Drama Group/Banagher Musical Society would like to thank all those who attended the High Kings concert last week. Special thanks to those who helped with security, parking, cleaning and the fantastic support acts that entertained us on the night. Thanks also to Paddy Scales and Noel Cleary for the use of the hall at Banagher College. There are a limited number of places available on the

Communications & Presentation skills Course beginning in Crank House, Banagher on Mon. 8th Sept. This is a once off opportunity to get a Certified qualification for only €25. For further details call Carmel at 057 9152003 or check www.westoffalytraining.com

Ferbane/Banagher Macra will hold a meeting on Mon. 8th of Sept. in Flynn’s Bar, Banagher at 9 p.m. All welcome especially new members.

Banagher Library: Opening times for the library in Sept. 2014 will be as normal with the exception of Friday 12th September. Normal Opening hours are Thursday 2-5 and 6-8 p.m., Friday 10-1 and 2-5 p.m., Saturday 10-1 p.m.  Free WIFI is now available in the library-contact the library desk for details.

Banagher Youth Theatre have some places for their weekly workshop which takes place every Friday night at 7.30 to 9 p.m. in the Crank House, Main Street Banagher. BYT returns Friday 19th of September. BYT is open to anyone from First year to Leaving Cert. Members learn all aspects of theatre, improvisation, character work, script work, mine, final year project and lots of fun. Contact Anne Clarke on 0878223175 to book your place.

Banagher Ladies Club next meeting on Wed. 10th of Sept. guest speaker Francis Sweeney

Banagher Horse Fair takes place on Sunday 14th September .

Irish Dancing Classes will resume on Wed. 10th Sept. at 2.45 p.m. in Banagher Community Centre. (Beginners and New Pupils welcome).  Contact Gráinne 086 3567091.

Banagher Foroige Club starts 11th Sept.  1st years 7.30 – 8.03 p.m. 2nd years 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. in the Community Centre.

Banagher & Garbally Wind Info. Group: Public meeting Thurs. 11th Sept. at 8 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s School of Further Education. “Is Cloghan/Stonestown another Monahincha?”  What can we do to help each other?

Coffee Morning/Evenings:  Jane & Barbara Coakley’s  on Thurs. 18th Sept. 9.30 – 9 p.m. at Hunts/Coakley’s, Main St.  All welcome.  Edward & Isobel Delahunts on Thurs. 18th Sept. in Lusmagh from 10 – 2 p.m. and 7 – 10 p.m. Cake Sale, raffles, bric a brac. Also auction of turf, firewood etc.  Please come alone and support Offaly Hospice.

Offaly Hurling Open Forum: Presentations by Diarmuid Healy & Martin Fogarty on Stage 1 of Offaly Recovery. Implementing Skill Coaching in Team Preparation.  Venue:  Co. Arms Hotel, Birr on Wed. 10th Sept. at 8 p.m.  Open to all Club Officials, members, coaches, team mentors and players are especially encouraged to attend.

Down Syndrome Ireland – Tour de Leinster 600 km bike rally will be in the midlands in Sept.  Proceeds will benefit Offaly Down Syndrome Home Teacher Programme.  Your support would be appreciated at various locations about town as we shake buckets. To volunteer/Support contact Lisa Glynn 087 3217089.

Free Part-time Practical Training on the Restoration of Old Stone Buildings for construction workers and contractors starting soon in Portumna. Places limited.  Contact the Irish Workhouse Centre on 090-9759200 for details.

For Sale Autumn/Winter Pansies & Violas in full bloom also Roses & Shrubs to clear at half-price at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross  057 9151273.