NEWSLETTER Sunday 30th August

NEWSLETTER Sunday 30th 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: 22nd 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 29th 9.30 AM

7.00 PM Monica Garvey, Cushcallow.

Sunday 30th 8.30 AM Larry Dolan, The Hill.

11.30 AM Garry Hyland, Cuba Avenue.

Monday 31st 7 pm Special Intention

Tuesday 1st 9.30 AM Special Intention

Wednesday 2nd 9.30 AM

Thursday 3rd 9.30 AM

Friday 4th 7.00 PM Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna. (No 9.30 a.m. Mass)

Saturday 5th 9.30 AM Communion Service (No 9.30 a.m. Mass)

7 PM Nora Egan & Deceased Family members, Ballivor.

Sunday 6th 8.30 AM
11.30 AM Willie & Mary Mahony, Queen Street.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fiona Gardiner, Lusmagh. May she rest in peace.

First Friday: Fr. Pierre will make his First Friday calls on Thursday and Friday 10th & 11th Sept.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €902.00

Restoration Collection: €540 (Target €700) Collectors: Team B

Readers of the Word: Sept. 7 p.m. Ursula Finnegan and Barry Moylan

8.30 a.m. Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan 11.30 Roisín McMahon & Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: Sept. 7 p.m. Marie Donohoe and Margaret Daly

8.30 a.m. Caroline McGee 11.30 Helena Boylan and Fergal McMahon

Stay Here & Keep Watch With Me: Silent Morning Prayer each morning 6.30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Please join us any morning, as we begin the day in the presence of the one who gives us the day. We pray for our parish, the sick, the young and in a simple act of thanksgiving.

Sr. Helen Ryder home from Haiti will speak at all Masses on the weekend of 12th & 13th Sept.

Student Priest: There is some very good news about those joining the priesthood. We now have three men studying for the priesthood in our Diocese, Francis McLoughlin, Patrick Mullen and Owen Moynihan. A teacher, farmer and carpenter. Please pray for them.

Schools Reopen

Best of luck to all the students returning to school and to those starting school for the first time.

St. Rynagh’s Primary School reopens for all pupils this Tuesday 1st Sept. 2015.

Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna: Opening Dates – Monday 31st August: Leaving Certs / LCA2 / Junior Certs & JCA3 Return. Tuesday 1st September: LC1 / LCA1 / 2nd Years & JCA2 Return. Monday 7th Sept. TY Students Return

Bus to Knock – Ardagh & Clonmacnois Annual Pilgrimage on Sun. 6th Sept. Bus leaving Library at 9 a.m., Cloghan Hall 9.15 a.m., Ferbane Library 9.30 a.m., Ballinahown 9.45 a.m. Book a seat 087 6607096.

22nd Reading from the Pallet on Fri. 4th Corrigan’s Bar, The Corner House at

9 p.m. Rosemarie Johnson Porter will also be launching her book “Painting Shadows on the Night”. All welcome.

Annual Banagher Horse Fair 2015 is Sun. 13th Sept. 2015. Venue – Main Street. One of Ireland’s oldest horse fairs. Please attend and show your support for this ancient traditional way of life. See Banagher Horse fair page on Facebook. A festive atmosphere with people from every spectrum in society. Historians, photographers, horse-dealers, farmers, children, travellers and musicians all attend.

Banagher Ladies Club returns on Wed. 2nd Sept. at 8.30 p.m. The guest speaker is Frances Browne, who has penned a book of stories, memories and poems, “You could’ve been someone”. Everyone is welcome. Looking forward to seeing old and new members.

West Offaly Comhaltas Enrolment Night for all students on Fri. 4th Sept. in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher, from 7-9 p.m. Term fee: 1st family member €50. 2nd – €30. 3rd- €20, 4th €20. Comhaltas Membership Fee also due: Senior €12, Junior €6 & €20 family membership. Beginner students are limited to one instrument. Please return outstanding rented instruments on enrolment night. N.B. Numbers are limited this year & students who wish to secure a place in a class must attend on Sept. 4th between 7 to 9 p.m. to complete registration and grading. If you are unable to attend please ph: 087 1032859.

West Offaly Training will begin an ECDL course in Crank House Banagher, on Tues. 8th Sept. and in Tullamore on Thur. 10th Sept For further information call Carmel on 057 9152003.

Irish Cancer Society approved STRIDES FOR LIFE, is a walking programme for cancer survivors. Dochas Offaly Cancer Support Group are running this programme. An information night is being held on Mon. 31st Aug in Ballinamere, Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. A large number of studies have shown that moderate exercise can help reduce cancer recurrence by up to as much as 50%. Please come and hear how much this will benefit you.

Pilgrimage of Clonmacnois: The traditional long station at Clonmacnois will take place on the feast of St. Ciaran on Wed. 9th Sept. 2 – 5.30 p.m. approx. Those interested are invited to meet at the carpark at the visitors centre at 1.50 p.m. (please bring a packed lunch if the you wish) For further info. please contact 087 6850485 or 086 1034835.

Irish Dance Classes will resume in Banagher Comm. Centre on Wed. 9th Sept. 2.45 p.m. (New pupils welcome) For more info. contact Grainne at 086 3567091.

For Sale – Autumn/Winter Pansies. Now in full bloom at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylors Cross. 057 9151273.

Banagher Library will be unstaffed on the following dates; Fri. 4th and Sat. 5th Sept.