27th Sunday of the Year – October 5th

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 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.)
Monday 6th 7:00 pm Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna
Tuesday 7th 9:30 am
Wednesday 8th 9.30 am Frances & Tom White, Cuba Avenue
Thursday 9th 9.30 am Special Intention
Friday 10th 9.30 am Kieran, Eileen & Ciaran Kenny, Harbour Road.
Saturday 11th 9.30 am Special Intention
7:00 pm Peter & Molly Keane & deceased family members
Sunday 12th 8:30 am Michael Langtry, Curraghavarna. (Month’s Memory)
11:30 am Maureen White & deceased family, Cuba Avenue

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1185

Restoration Collection: €724 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team D

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

Graveyard Developments:  The amount collected for the cemetery development fund was €7,904.  The Committee would like to offer a sincere word of thanks to all those who contributed to the fund.  €500 was donated by the Guinan Family in memory of their son & brother Colin R.I.P. , proceeds from a soccer tournament.   Work on the main pathway will commence in the coming week or two.  We plan to concrete the roadway, the gates will be removed and cleaned.  The hedges have been cut with more to be done.  Access to the graveyard will be limited for the duration of the works.  Your cooperation is much appreciated.

Liturgy Meeting  this Thurs. 9th Oct. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Blessing of Animals this Sat. 4th Oct – Feast of St. Francis takes place in the Church Grounds after the 7 p.m. Mass.

Sr. Annette Fundraiser takes place in Skelly’s Bar, Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Sat. 11th Nov. at 8 p.m.  More info. from Edwina on 087 6503859.

OFFALY ID or the Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities is appreciative of the generousity of the people of the parish who contributed last weekend to the collection of €478.90  for supports for those with ID in our County. For further information on Offaly ID please ring Suzanne  057 9360551.

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. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. 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.

Rath Drama Group present “Fortunes and Misfortunes” directed by Brendan Dolan in Rath Hall on 17th, 18th and 19th Oct. at 8 p.m. sharp.   Booking is essential  call 085 8322868.   Adm. €10

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

Lumcloon N.S. will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its opening on Fri. 17th Oct.at 7 p.m. in the school. We invite past pupils, local families, neighbours and friends to join us on the night for Mass and light refreshments. We are trying to gather old photos and memorabilia to display on the night and we would be very grateful if anyone who has anything would please contact the school and we will copy everything and return safely. Contact us on (057) 9345224 or school@lumcloon.net

Thank You to all who supported the Irish Society for Autism collection recently.  The amount collected €532.28.  Thank you for your continued support.

Lough Boora Running Group: Training every Sun. morning at 9.15 a.m.  Starting at New Centre.  All joggers and walkers welcome.  Contact Neil 087 6536953, Paul 086 8174510.

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

Ferbane/Banagher Macra na Feirme: Club Sport is continuing every Mon. evening between 7-8 p.m. in Gallen Community School, Ferbane. All welcome. The Club had two teams attend the County Round of Know Your Ag on Friday night last with both teams being placed in top three. Best of Luck to Conor Corcoran , Enda Feighery, Kate Ryan and Steven Kelly in the final on the 24th of October in Laois.

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

Banagher Foroige Club:  Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal.  Please help with this very worthy cause this Christmas.  Leaflets from Banagher Cleaners and shoe boxes can be left into Banagher Cleaners.  Closing date 10th Nov.