25th Sunday of the Year – September 21

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 20th 9:30 am Gary Hyland
7:00 pm Kieran, Margaret, Ann & Freda Kelly, Coolfin
Sunday 21st 8:30 am Lena & Jack Larkin, The Crescent.
11:30 am Tom Ivory, Main Street.
Monday 22nd 7:00 pm Joseph Cashin (Month’s Memory)
Tuesday 23rd 9:30 am Lucy Egan (2nd Anniv.)
Wednesday 24th 9.30 am
Thursday 25th 9.30 am Special Intention
Friday 26th 9.30 am
Saturday 27th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Tony Reddin, Coolfin.  (1st Anniv)
Sunday 28th 8:30 am Mary Barton
11:30 am Lucy Egan (2nd Anniv.)

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,275

Restoration Collection: €630 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team B

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

Pastoral Council Election:  Nominations sheets for the election of 4 new members are now available at all entrances to the Church.  The names of the present members are printed on the sheet.  Please nominate 2 women and 2 men.  You can return these forms at next week’s Masses.

Banagher Cemetery Update:  Over the coming weeks we will publish the amounts collected and the works to be carried out over the next few months.

Half Hours of Silence every Wed. at 8.30 p.m. in the Church.  All are welcome to join us for a short period of silent presence in the company of God.

Mass Book: The Mass Book for 2015 is now available.   If you wish to book a Mass for 2015 contact Fr. Pierre.

New Servers:  We welcome all our new Servers who will begin serving over the next few weeks.

CU-FACTOR: Auditions taking place this weekend. First round of competition will be held in St Rynagh’s College of Further Education on Sat Sep 27th at 8 30 p.m. Come along and support your friends and neighbours. Adm €5 Family €15.

Girl Guides: St Rynagh’s Guide Co. –  meetings resume on Tues. Sept. 30th at 4 45 p.m. in the Community Centre. Registration for all and new guides especially welcome.

The Offaly Association for People with Intellectual Disability will be collecting at the church gate September 27th & 28th.   Funds raised go directly to individuals with intellectual disability for vital services. For further information about the Association please ring Suzanne 057 9360551.

Thank You to the people of Banagher & surrounding areas who supported the recent street bucket collection for Offaly Down Syndrome. A generous total of €478 was collected.

West Offaly Comhaltas A.G.M. takes place on Wed. October 1st at 8 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Cloghan & District Boxing Club in Quigley’s Hall, Banagher  8 – 9 p.m.  Anyone interested in joining or staying fit can come along. The Club is open to both male and female from the ages of 10 years upwards.  You can check us out on facebook or contact Martin Houlihan 087 9799663.  Come along and give it a try!

Banagher Jobseekers’ Resource Centre:  The Jobseekers’ Resource Centre will be available in Banagher Library on Monday 15th Sept. from 10  – 1 p.m. Job Seeking Skills Course commencing on Monday 15th and will continue every morning until Friday 26th Sept. For more info. contact 057 9151622/ 087 6991226  Web: www.offalyldc.ie Follow us on Facebook.

THE SIX MARYS… Thurs Oct 2nd at 8 30 p.m. in St Rynagh’s College of Further Educ. This “one man show” written and presented by Jean Farrell, looks at life from 1950s to the present. Sprinkled with songs from each decade, it has been described as “really, really funny and SO true to life”.

Banagher Library:  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.

Free Art Exhibition in the Gallery at the Workhouse, Portumna brought to you by Shorelines Arts Festival. Open 7 days a week, 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local and visiting artists.

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

Country and Western Dance Classes in Dooley’s Hotel Birr on Tuesdays at 8.30 p.m.   Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Jive.    All Welcome.