31st Sunday of the Year – November 2nd

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 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.
Monday 3rd 7:00 pm Joseph Longhurst, London.
Tuesday 4th 9:30 am
Wednesday 5th 9.30 am
Thursday 6th 9.30 am William & Josie Dunne
Friday 7th 9.30 am Special Intention
First Friday 7.00 pm Patsy O’Brien (Month’s Memory)
Saturday 8th 9.30 am Special Intention
7.00 pm Michael Keenaghan
Sunday 9th 8:30 am
11:30 am Sean Hughes, Harbour Road. (4th Anniv.)

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €857

Restoration Collection: €553 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team B

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:  The new road way is almost completed in the Cemetery.  Work should be finished next week.   We ask all visitors to the Cemetery to refrain from walking or driving on the new road for the next week to allow concrete to dry.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works.

Banagher Ladies Club next meeting on Wed. 5th Nov. which will include Christmas Flower Arrangements. New members welcome. Christmas Party in Flynn’s, Banagher on Fri. 5th Dec. €25 can be given to committee members or dropped into Ann Mullins.

Banagher Library:   Customers please note the following closures: Fri. 28th Nov. 2-5 p.m., Fri. 12th Dec. 2-5 p.m., Fri. 19th Dec. 2-5 p.m.   Banagher Library will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 20th Dec. at 1 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday 8th January 2015 at 2 p.m.  Thank you.

Lusmagh Foroige would like to thank all who supported our Annual Halloween Disco like every year it was a big success.  Congratulations to Fionn O’Meara & Freya Kenny who won best costume.

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.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service will hold a Gala Christmas Fashion Show in The Bridge Shopping Centre on Fri. 7th of Nov. from 6 to 9 p.m.  Lots of fashion, food tasting, cookery demo, activities for children and lots of prizes to win. This is a free family event that will run all evening. Drop in to solve all your Christmas Dilemma’s from fashion to food.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club – Indoor Training starts back next Wed. 5th Nov. in Banagher College 6 to 7 p.m.  All girls U8, U10 & U12 years welcome.  Girls must be signed in by a parent.  Any queries ring 087 1894778.

Mount St. Joseph Abbey – Day Retreat on Thurs. 20th Nov. 10 – 4 p.m.  Day of Prayer and Mass.  Booking and info. 0505 25600.   Fee €25 including meals. All are welcome.

Banagher Foroige Club:  Next meeting on Thurs. 6th Nov.  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.

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.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Maria Ryland, Banagher and Philip O’Brien, Cork, who were married in St. Molaga’s Church, Sraharla, Co. Cork

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.

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

Ferbane/Banagher Macra na Feirme:   Next Mon. 3rd of Nov. Sport will be held between 7-8 p.m. in Gallen C.S, Ferbane with Club meeting afterwards in Flynn’s, Banagher. All welcome. If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher area and are interested in Sport, Drama, Agriculture, Public Speaking or Debating; why not get involved and join our Macra Club. Contact Enda on 087 7576609.

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

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.

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.

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.