NEWSLETTER Sunday 9th August

NEWSLETTER Sunday 9th August

Fr. Pierre Pepper 057 9151338

Fr. Michael Scanlon 090 6457122 or 086 8091335

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Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: 19th Sunday of the Church Year

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no. 086 1000465.

Adoration: Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m. Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed. All welcome.

Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 8th 9.30 Am

7.00 Pm Edward Conneely, Main Street.

Sunday 9th 8.30 Am  Liam Carroll, Curraghavarna. (Month’s Memory)

11.30 Am  Frank Kenny, Curraghavarna.

Monday 10th 7 pm

Tuesday 11th  9.30 AM

Wednesday 12th  9.30 AM

Thursday 13th 9.30 AM

Friday 14th 9.30 AM

                 7 PM    Vigil for Holy Day – Feast of the Assumption

Saturday 15th 11.30 AM   Kieran, Eileen & Ciaran Kenny, Harbour Road.

7.00 PM  Martin & Mary Curran, West End.

Sunday 16th 8.30 AM   Tom Bermingham, Garbally. (Month’s Memory)

11.30 AM   Tony McGee, Cuba Avenue

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Ryan, Dublin, father of Thelma Reynolds, Cuba Avenue.   May he rest in peace.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €1,085.00

Restoration Collection:     €550  (Target €700)         Collectors:  Team  D

Readers of the Word:      Aug.              7 p.m.   Paul Quirke and Lucy Kelly

8.30 a.m. Cliodna Kelleher & Ger Fogarty  11.30    Jim W. McGlynn & Mairéad McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers:     Aug.               7 p.m.   Emer Rigney & Paddy Scales

8.30 a.m. Ann McIntyre                               11.30  Kay Hayes Hickey & Maria Kelly

First Friday Calls:  Any calls not made this week will be made next Thursday.

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian Community Jeffrey Joseph Grogan, Kylebeg Close, Megan Elizabeth Glynn, Main Street and Erica Rodrigues, Garraí Ard, who were baptised recently in St. Rynagh’s Church

Dawn Morning Prayer:  6.30 – 7 a.m.  Find total silence in our Morning Prayer each morning at 6.30 a.m.  We invite each person reading this to give God this ½ hour once a week or fortnight.  God is never outdone in generosity.

A Prayer Across the Miles:  On Thurs. 20th Aug. a special Mass will be offered in Shannon Harbour for all those who left our shores in search of a new life, both in the recent past and over the decades.  Shannon Harbour was the departure point for many.  A book is in the Church where you can write the names of all those who have left.

Family Fun Day:  to mark the end of the Summer, the Cluster of Parishes have planned a Family Fun Day for Sun. 23rd Aug.  This year it will be held in Cloghan G.A.A. Pitch.  As part of the events to help the needy, each parish will collect non-perishable good over the coming weeks.  The food will be given to Banagher St. Vincent De Paul.  A basket will be provided in the Church for the next few weeks.

Shannon Bank Park – Church Gate Coll. this weekend 8th & 9th Aug.  Please support.

Internet & Email Course beginning in Crank House Banagher on Mon. 17th Aug. This 2hr x 5 week course is suitable for beginners or improvers. For further info. call Carmel on 057 9152003.

Jackie Conneely is displaying her upcycled furniture, cushions etc. in Hunts/Coakley’s Shop Windows, Main Street.  For further details contact Jackie on 087 6705323

Banagher United Club Notes:   John Heraghty & Michael Hughes Memorial Tournaments.  The club would like to thank all those who took part and those who helped in any way in the success of the John Heraghty and Michael Hughes Memorial Tournaments held during the past few weeks.  Special thanks to Monica, Amy, Abby & Richard for allowing us to run the 19th Tournament of the John Heraghty Memorial Tournament.   Summer Camp Success:

The summer camp held during July proved to be a huge success with a record number of boys and girls taking part. Thanks to all those who made it such a memorable occasion with special thanks to Rachel Healy and Francis Healy for all their hard work in organising the event.

Coaches & Assistants Wanted:   The club is currently looking for coaches for the Girls U12 and 16s teams and also Boys U14s for the upcoming season. Anyone who would be interested can contact Mark James on 087 6500917.  Registration for the upcoming season 2015/16 will take place on the following dates for all players. Wed.12th Aug. 7 – 8.30 p.m., Mon. 17th Aug. 7 – 8.30 p.m. & Tues. 25th Aug. 8 – 9.30 p.m. Registration in the Community Centre.

Last Man Standing: Our very successful fundraiser “Last Man Standing” will start with fixtures for weekend Aug. 22, 23 and 24. You can purchase a line from any member of the Committee and will be available in shops and pubs around the town.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:  Our club presented a cheque for €1,200 to Mary Murphy of Offaly Hospice from the canal walk/run which we held recently in Shannon Harbour. Thanks to all who took part and contributed to this very worthy cause. Thanks to Shirley & Dermot of McIntyre’s Pub for hosting this event.  Sport returns Monday 10th August in Boora at 8 p.m.
Chiropody Clinic, Birr Portumna road, ten minutes from Banagher, home visits and evening appointments available. For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan 086 3532672

Banagher Social Services:  Trip to the Glen Eagle Hotel, Killarney. All places are now filled

Additional names can be placed on standby.  A further deposit of €50 required before Fri. 21st Aug.

BRONTE BICENTENARY The 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth will take place in April 2016 when it is hoped her strong associations with Banagher will be celebrated in the town. To gain a better knowledge of the great feminist writer, her family and her short lived marriage to

Arthur Bell Nicholls of Banagher, it is hoped a group will visit Haworth Parsonage in Yorkshire this autumn, perhaps in October. Anybody interested in going on the trip should contact Nicola Daly of Charlotte’s Way, 087 689 2462, Ger Killilea 087 259 6148 or James Scully 085 710 7569.

21st Century Parish:  Check out our Parish Website, Facebook and weekly blog “What’s the Story Father”.

TROLLOPE FESTIVAL:  The committee of That Beats Banagher Festivals wish to thank all who partook in the recent Anthony Trollope Weekend. We are especially indebted to those who decorated shop windows, donned period costumes, provided Victorian Tea parties, read from

Trollope’s work or participated in the many other events which made the first TBB Festival ( successful.