26th Sunday of the Year – September 28th

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 27th 9:30 am Gary Hyland
7:00 pm Tony Reddin, Coolfin. (1st Anniv)
Sunday 28th 8:30 am Mary Barton
11:30 am Lucy Egan (2nd Anniv.)
Monday 29th 7:00 pm Mary Kelly, Clara
Tuesday 30th 9:30 am
Wednesday 1st 9.30 am Special Intention
Thursday 2nd 9.30 am
Friday 3rd 9.30 am
First Friday 7:00 pm James & Agnes Mannion, Curraghavarna
Saturday 4th 9.30 am
7:00 pm James Regan, The Crescent
Sunday 5th 8:30 am Fr. Peter Berry & The McGee Family
11:30 am Michael Doorley, Birr Road (11th Anniv.)

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patsy O’Brien, Taylor’s Cross;  Sheila Moylan (nee Byrne, Cloghan), Malahide, wife of Matt, formerly Garbally, who died in Dublin recently; Nellie Minihan (nee Nallen)  Cork and West End, Banagher.   May they rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €925

Restoration Collection: €555 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team C

Cleaners: Team A

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

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

Blessing of Animals on the Feast of St. Francis takes place on Sat. 4th Oct. at 7.45 p.m. outside the Church.  All animals welcome.

Greek & Latin Classes – contact Pauline O’Donovan 057 9151533 or 087 1326204

John Paul II Awards:  Congratulations to Ciarra O’Sullivan, Roisín Kelly, Laura Kelly, Ronan Butler and Eamon Corcoran, who all received their awards at a ceremony in Longford last Mon.

CU-FACTOR: 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.

Important Tidy Towns Meeting to review this year’s competition results and plan next season’s work. If you have ideas to offer please attend Monday 29th Sept. from 8 –  9 p.m. in the Crank House.

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

Banagher Active Retirement Club is on Tues. 30th Sept.  Bingo and sing-a-long on the day. All members please attend and new members welcome.

Banagher Ladies Club – next meeting will be held on Wed. 1st Oct. in the community centre at 8.30 p.m. Guest speaker James Scully.  New Members Welcome

West Offaly Comhaltas A.G.M. has been postponed and a new date will be advertised when arranged.

THE SIX MARYS… Thurs Oct 2nd at 8 30 p.m. in St Rynagh’s College of Further Educ. This “one man show” looks at life from 1950s to the present.

Banagher Library OctoberOpening Times as per normal with the exception of Sat. 11th, Friday 24th  2-5p.m., Sat. 25th (Bank Holiday weekend) and Friday 31st. Parents please note that there will no Junior Knitting Club on Sat.11th  and 25th

Genealogy Internet Workshops in Birr in October:  A 3-hour workshop covering internet sources – how to find, access and use them for your own research. Free of charge from Offaly Local Development. Two dates available: Saturday morning 4th or Tuesday evening 7th October. Contact doshea@irelandxo.com for details & registration.

Chiropody Clinics:   1)  Banagher Health Centre on Fri 10th Oct 9 – 3 p.m. for general & diabetic senior citizens foot care.  2)  Main Birr/Portumna road, ten minutes from Banagher.  Evening appointments and home visits.  For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan 086-3532672

Ardagh & Clonmacnois assisted Pilgrims Fund in association with Athlone Little Theatre present “THE COUNTRY BOY” by John Murphy, a classic comedy-drama, in Cloghan Hall on Fri.17th Oct. 2014 at 8 p.m. sharp.   Adm.  €10, Concessions €8. The cast are from the Parish of St Mary’s in Athlone and are members of Local Drama groups in the area. They are donating their time and skill in support of the Great work that is done in Lourdes annually and are delighted to be part of such a worthy cause.

Rosemary & Barbara Coakley would like to thank everyone who attended, donated, baked and served on their Coffee Day in aid of “The Offaly Hospice”.  €1,620 was raised.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Acknowledgement:  The family of the late Joe Cashin, Banagher & Roscrea wish to thank everyone who sympathised with them on the death of Joe.  Thanks to all who sent Mass Cards & Floral Tributes, to all who attended Removal Mass and Funeral.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Banagher Foroige Club meet every Thurs. night in the Comm. Centre.  1st years 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. and others 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.   Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal:  Please help with this very worthy cause this Christmas.  Leaflets and shoe boxes can be left into Banagher Cleaners.  Closing date 10th Nov.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle will be starting shortly.   The girls will be calling to you.    Your support would be very much appreciated.

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

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.