Palm Sunday – March 29th

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

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Please pray for for the repose of the soul Ned Rigney, The Hill.  May he rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday & Holy Day €2167

Restoration Collection: €700 (Target €700)

Collectors: Team B

Readers of the Word: April

7.00 pm Ursula Finnegan and Barry Moylan
8.30 am  Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan
11.30 am   Mairéad McMahon and Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: April

7.00 pm Fergal McMahon & Kay Hayes Hickey
8.30 am Caroline McGee
11.30 am David Nagle and Damian Keenaghan

Time of Silence and Prayer: Each Wed. evening from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m., a short time of silence and prayer takes place in the Church. This is a wonderful way to close the activities of the day. All are welcome.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make some of his call this Fri. and the remaining next Friday

Summer Time: Clocks go forward 1 hour this Sunday morning at 1.00 a.m.

Confessions:  The Sacrament of Confession will be celebrated on Wed. 1st April at 8 p.m. in preparation for Easter Triduum.  A number of priests will attend.

Trocaire Boxes:  Please bring your Trocaire Box to Mass on Holy Thurs. night.

Dawn Mass will be celebrated at 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning in the grounds of St. Rynagh’s Church, not in the old Church grounds in Church Street as in previous years.

Liturgy Meeting this Monday at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7 p.m. the Passion will be re-enacted by students of Banagher College.  Stations begin at 7 p.m. in the Library Car Park and conclude in the Church.  Please join us in this public expression of faith.

Banagher Graveyard General Clean up:  A general clean-up of the cemetery will take place this Tues. at 6 p.m. weather permitting or Wed. if Tues. is wet.  This is an Easter clean up.  All welcome to help.

New Day Care open Tues, Wed. & Thurs. 10 – 4 p.m.  Old hospital grounds, John’s Terrace, Birr.  Contact Margaret 086 3811849.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club:  Best of luck to our U14 girls who are playing the Féile County Final on Sunday 29th at 6 p.m. in Kinnitty.  All support welcome.

Easter pop-up market: After their hugely successful market last year, the Banagher Junior Knitting Club will host their pop up market on Sat. 4th April from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Supervalu shopping centre. See you there!

Acknowledgement:  The family of the late Michael Reynolds wish to thank everyone who helped in anyway during Michael’s illness.  Those who helped and sympathised, called to the house, attended his funeral.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually please accept this acknowledgement as a token or our appreciation.  The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Banagher Junior Knitting Club: Parents please note there will be no Junior Knitting club in Banagher Library on Saturday 4th and 11th April for the Easter break. It will resume on Saturday 18th April at 10.30 a.m.

Banagher & District Cardiac First Response Unit: Church Gate Collection April 4th/5th.  Thank you for your continued support.

Banagher Ladies Club next meeting will take place on Wed. 1st  April at 8.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. Guest speaker Majella who will be talking about and doing Easter flowers.

Fitness classes every Mon. night in the primary school Banagher at 7.45 p.m. All new members welcome! Contact Catriona 087-7156035

Health care Support Course:  FETAC( level 5) course, full-time, commencing June 2015 in Birr. Opportunities for persons aged 18 – 35 to gain a qualification as a Healthcare Assistant. Enquiries welcome to Mary or Linda at  087 7385989

Banagher Musical Society presents its first full scale musical ‘All Shook Up’ in Banagher Colaiste na Sionna 9th 10th 11th of April at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in Feeny’s Day to Day, Banagher Post Office and Flynn’s or ring 087 3851263.

Titanic The Ultimate Presentation:   Shannonside Sub Aqua is delighted to announce that Rory Golden, the first Irish diver to visit the site of the RMS Titanic will be our special guest on the 9th April (103 Anniversary) in the County Arms Hotel where he will give an unmissable talk on his experience of diving the famous Titanic. Tickets on the door or by contacting Jonathan on 085 1735204. Adults €10, O.A.P./Students €5 The talk starts at 8 p.m. sharp.

New Mass of Saint Mel:  The Launch of the newly composed Mass of Saint Mel for use in our diocese will take place in the Temperance Hall Longford on Sat. 11th April from 2-5 p.m. Registration at 1.30 p.m. and Mass at 5 p.m., in the Cathedral. The Mass Setting will be introduced by the Composer Dr John O’Keeffe. Cost will be €20 which includes the printed score. Please book with Fr. Turlough Baxter  090 6472088.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service are looking for women of all ages to participate in this year’s VHI Mini marathon  on 1st June 2015 and help raise vital funds to maintain essential  services for women & children especially domestic violence and abuse. Contact ODVSS on or 057 9351794.