30th Sunday of the Year – October 26th

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 25th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Willie Mahony, Queen Street (1st Anniv.)
Sunday 26th 8:30 am Margaret Nolan, Harbour Road
11:30 am Thomas & Josephine Horan, Ballivor
Monday 27th 7:00 pm
Tuesday 28th 9:30 am
Wednesday 29th 9.30 am
Thursday 30th 9.30 am Special Intention
Friday 31st 9.30 am Special Intention
7.00 pm
Saturday 1st 11.30 am
Feast of All Saints 7.00 pm Kay Mahon & deceased members of Mahon & Conroy Families
Sunday 2nd 8:30 am Fionnula Nash
Feast of All Souls 11:30 am Frank & Agnes Fitzgerald & Kieran & Davy Gavin

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1347

Restoration Collection: €751 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team A

Cleaners: Team A

Readers of the Word: November
7.00 pm Ger Woods and Paul Quirke
8.30 am Ger Fogarty and Mark Kenny
11.30 am Claire Donohoe & Mairéad McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers: November
7.00 pm Hilary Kelly and Paddy Scales
8.30 am Ann McIntyre
11.30 am Margaret Daly & Helena Boylan

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his Communion Calls on Thurs. & Friday

Commemoration of the Dead: Our Annual Masses for the Dead take place on Fri. 7th Nov. at 7 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s Church.  All welcome

Blessing of the Graves on Sun. 9th Nov.  Banagher Graveyard 2 p.m. All Saints 3 p.m.

Graveyard Development:  At present the new roadway in the graveyard is being laid.  This work will take 7 to 10 days to complete.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  The gates have been removed for repairs and the ditches are to be trimmed over the coming weeks.

Remember:  Clocks go back 1 hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday morning.

Welcome to all who are visiting Banagher on this Bank Holiday Weekend.

5km Run/Walk & Tug of War event take place this Sun. 26th Oct.  The run/walk begins at 1 p.m.  Registration is in St. Rynagh’s N.S. from 12.30 p.m.  Adults €10, Children €5, Family €20. Tug of War from 3 p.m. in Crank House Car Park.  All welcome.  In aid of Banagher Graveyard Development.

Banagher Library will be closed on the following dates – Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November.  Parents please note there will be no Junior Knitting Club on the following Saturdays: Saturday 25th October and Saturday 1st November.             

CU Factor:  Well done to Ruth Fogarty, Sinéad Moran, Ciarra O’Sullivan and Michaela Keenaghan who took part in the Regional Final in Ballinasloe on Sat. 18th Oct.  Michaela won 1st prize and now goes forward to the All-Ireland in Drogheda on 1st Nov. and we know she’ll do Banagher proud.  Go n-éirí leat!

Lusmagh Foroige host their annual Halloween Fancy Dress Disco on Wed. 29th Oct. at 2.30 – 4 p.m. in Lusmagh Hall.  Adm. €3 or 2 children for €5. All welcome.

Church Gate Coll.  for the Homeless will be held on this weekend 25/26th.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Banagher Foroige Club:  No meeting Thurs. 30th.  Next meeting on Thurs. 6th Nov.  Membership to Club is now closed.  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.

West Offaly Comhaltas A.G.M. will take place this Tues. 4th Nov. at 8:30 p.m.  in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.

Banagher Drama Group Present   “Not now Darling” by Ray Cooney and directed by Brendan Hanamy in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Ed. Thurs., Fri., Sat. 6/7/8th  Nov. at 8 p.m.

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.

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.

Optician:  Deirdre Munnelly Optican attending CGH Pharmacy Wednesday 5th Nov. Call 057 9151608 to make an appointment

Silent Retreat:   A silent retreat will take place at Ard Chiarain, Shannonbridge on November 14th-15th.   The theme of the retreat is  “Welcoming Prayer” A Companion to Centering Prayer. It will be given by Sr. Fionnuala Quinn,O.P.  The cost is €25. Prior registration is essential.  Contact:  Maura Moran OSU- phone 090 9674305 or email-mauraosu@eircom.net. More details on notice board  in main Church porch.

Tearaways Pet Farm & Activity Centre, Clonmona, Rathcabbin opens its doors Friday 24th Oct. 2014. Lots of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family to enjoy in our indoor activity centre and outdoor playground & Pet Farm. Opening hours 11a.m. – 6 p.m. for midterm break. Tel.  057 9139081 or www.tearaways.ie

Crochet Classes:   Crank House, Banagher.  All levels catered for  6 week term starting

Wed. 5th Nov. 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. Cost €75.00  Booking essential   Contact 086 8053467

An evening Class in Irish Wildlife is starting in Banagher in Crank House. Classes are on Wed. starting on the 5th Nov. There will be a field trip to investigate some of Ireland’s fascinating winter wildlife. 6-week course and fieldtrip costs €75. For more details and booking contact Caroline Lalor on 0863462091 or lalorecology@gmail.com

The Banagher Review is looking for your photos, stories or any articles you wish to include in this year’s Review. Please e-mail your contribution, big or small to

banagherreview@gmail.com or post it to Maria Hein,16 Ard Abhainn, Banagher, Co. Offaly.  Please include names and descriptions on all photos!

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.