NEWSLETTER Sunday 16th August


NEWSLETTER Sunday 16th 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 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

Monday 17th 7 pm

Tuesday 18th  9.30 AM

Wednesday 19th  9.30 AM

Thursday 20th 9.30 AM

Friday 21st 9.30 AM

Saturday 22nd  9.30 AM

7 PM     Jo & Johnny Butler, Coolfin.

Sunday 23rd  8.30 AM     Michael Langtry, Curraghavarna.

11.30 AM     Kathleen Kennedy, St. Rynagh’s Terrace.

* 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.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €860.00

Restoration Collection:     €555  (Target €700)         Collectors:  Team  E

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

Knock Novena:  A bus to the Annual Knock Novena will leave Banagher on Monday 17th and Thurs. 20thAug. at 4.45 p.m.  To book a seat contact Gerry Egan 087 2822522.

This Thurs. 20th Aug. a special Mass will be offered in Shannon Harbour at 7 p.m. 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.

Congratulations to all those in our Parish who received their Leaving Certificate results during the week.


Heritage Week in Banagher as part of National Heritage week A Guided Tour of the Old Graveyard in Church St.  will be given on Mon. 24th Aug. at 7 p.m. Duration  75 mins.

Family Fun Day  to mark the end of the summer, the Cluster of Parishes have planned a Family Fun Day for Sun. 23rd Aug.  which will be held in Cloghan G.A.A. Pitch from 2 – 6 p.m.  Bubble Soccer, Tug-of-war, face painting, races etc.  Families are invited to bring a packed lunch on the day.  As part of the celebration baskets have been placed in all the Churches of our cluster.  We invite you to place a non-perishable item in the basket.  These items will be donated to S.V.D.P.

West Offaly Training  limited number of places available in the Senior camp (10 years +) in Crank House next week. This is the final camp for this year. Further info. call  057 9152003.

CGH Pharmacy are hosting a coffee morning on Friday 21st of Aug. from 10 a.m. – 12 noon to say thank you to everyone who has supported our local charity collection for the OFFALY HOSPICE and St. Vincent de Paul, Banagher Branch in store over the past few weeks. To date we have raised €1,105.62 in total. We are very grateful for all your donations.

Greek & Latin Classes are recommencing in Banagher College early Sept. for beginners, Junior & Leaving Certificates.  Contact Pauline O’Donovan 057 9151533 or 087 1326204.

The Irish Society for Autism Church Gate Coll. takes place next weekend 22/23rd Aug. Please support.

Acknowledgements:  The Carroll Family, Curraghavarna wish to thank everyone who sympathised with them, attended the funeral or sent Mass cards on their sad loss of Liam R.I.P.

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.

The White Family, Cuba Avenue, wish to thank everyone who helped during Mary’s illness R.I.P.  Those who called to the house, attended the funeral, sent Mass cards & flowers, the grave diggers, choir, neighbours and to Fr. Pierre for all his help to us.  The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2015 is the 13th Sept. 2015. One of Ireland’s oldest horse fairs. Please attend and show your support. See Banagher Horse Fair page on Facebook.

Knock Counselling Centre provides a confidential Drop – In listening service for pilgrims and visitors to Our Lady’s Shrine of Knock on weekends from April to October. The Centre is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11a.m. to 5 p.m., offering people the opportunity to discuss personal issues and difficulties in a caring environment. For further information call 094 9375032 or visit or just call into the Centre – no appointment needed.

A donation is appreciated towards the provision of this service.

Offaly SPCA’s Annual Dog Walk will take place on Sun. 30th Aug. in Charleville Estate (beside Heartworks) at 4 p.m. Please come along & support. Entry Fee €5.

The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car. The service is quick, it’s easy, and it’s free.  Road Safety Authority’s upcoming ‘Check it Fits’ Service which will be visiting SuperValu, Birr on Tues. 18th Aug. 10 to 5.30 p.m. and The Bridge Centre, Tullamore on Wed. 19th Aug. 10 – 5.30 p.m.

Unwanted Clothes Collection for the Camogie Club.  Bags can be left into Ann Marie Kelly or phone Pasquelina Mahony 087 1894778.  Your support greatly appreciated.

Shannon Bank Park Church Gate Collection raised €566.60.  Thank you for your support.  If you were away and would like to contribute to the upkeep of the Park you can give your contribution to any of the Trustees or leave it into the Tourist Office in Crank House.

“Life after Stroke” Awards:  Nominations are now open for the Annual Irish Heart Foundation “Life After Stroke” Awards.  These awards celebrate the incredible courage and determination of those affected by stroke.  They are also an opportunity to recognise the unfailing commitment of the families and carers who work tirelessly to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives.  Presentations will be made in Nov. at a Gala Ceremony hosted by MC Marty Whelan. To nominate someone you know, contact Emma-Jane 01 6346925 or go to . Closing date is Friday 11th September.