NEWSLETTER Sunday 20th September

NEWSLETTER Sunday 20th September

Fr. Pierre Pepper 057 9151338

Fr. Michael Scanlon 090 6457122 or 086 8091335

Email Web Address

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

Readings: 25th 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 19th 9.30 AM

7.00 PM Lucy Egan, Shannon Harbour. (3rd Anniv.)

Sunday 20th 8.30 AM

11.30 AM Jack & Helena Larkin & deceased members of
O’Donnell & Larkin Families.

Monday 21st 7 pm James & Agnes Mannion, Curraghavarna.

Tuesday 22nd 9.30 AM Tom Ivory, Main Street.

Wednesday 23rd 9.30 AM Ollie Moran, Biddy Moran & Mary Nallen, Main St

Thursday 24th 9.30 AM

Friday 25th 7.00 PM

Saturday 26th 9.30 AM Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna.

7 PM P.J., Damien McIntyre & dec. family members, Carrick.

Sunday 27th 8.30 AM Mary Barton, West End. (17th Anniv.)

11.30 AM Patsy O’Brien (1st Anniv.) & Patricia O’Brien.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sean Regan, Gort & formerly The Crescent. May he rest in peace.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €985.00

Restoration Collection: €615 (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 Jim Windsor McGlynn

Liturgy Meeting this Tues. 22nd Sept at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.
Pastoral Council Meeting on Tues. 29th Sept. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Mass Book of 2016 now available.

Thanks to all who contributed to the Autism Coll. which amounted to €443.73
DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group Outreach Centre, Drop in centre, Market Sq. Tues 11a.m.-3 p.m. Phone Support 087 2777728 and 057 9328268.

Not asking but giving: The reality is whenever we pray most of the time we are asking. It is good to sometimes give something to God. You have the opportunity to give a gift to God – a thank you each morning at 6.30 a.m. God will never be outdone in generosity.

Banagher Snooker Club A.G.M. will take place in the Club House at 8.45 p.m. on Fri. 25th Sept. All members are asked to try to attend.

Banagher Bridge Club: Bridge resumes on Mon. 21st Sept. at 7.45 p.m. in Crank House.
Ladybirds will resume next Thurs. 24th Sept. 6 – 7 p.m. in the Community Centre. New Ladybirds welcome to join from J.I., S.I. and 1st Class. Must be 5 on or before 1st Sept. 2015.

Banagher Brownies will resume their meetings on Mon. 21st and Tues. 22nd Sept. from 6.30 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. at Banagher Community Centre. If your daughter is between 7yrs and 10yrs and wishes to join, please contact Fiona O’Regan 087 6931987 or Brendina O’Meara 087 1250731.

Banagher Foroige Club Registration Night for Parents on Thurs. 24th Sept. 7.30 – 9 p.m. in the Comm. Centre. Club starts 1st years Fri. 2nd Oct. 7 – 8.30 p.m. 2nd and all others on Thurs. 1st Oct. 7.30 – 9 p.m. Membership €20 or €30 family.

Laois & Offaly ETB: Reading & Writing Classes available in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher. Limited one-to-one places available. Contact Alison or Marina on 057 9349424.

Cloghan Hall – Fri. 25th Sept. Dancing to Sean Slattery & the Connection, Ciaran Rosney. Doors open 9 p.m. – 1.30 a.m. Adm. €15. Finger Food. Tickets from Neil 087 6536953, Paddy 086 8170704, John 087 6280160.

Lough Boora Discovery Park – 5k race on Sun. 27th Sept. Entry €10. Registration 11a.m. New Car Park, Boora. Event hosted by Lough Boora Running Group.

CD Launch in aid of Offaly Hospice in Dooley’s Hotel on Fri. 25th Sept. Dancing 9.30 – 1 a.m. Tickets €10 (incl. supper. ) available from Ann Cox 086 1244240, Assumpta Windsor McGlynn 087 0692772 or Paul Flynn’s Shop. Bus leaving Library 8.45 p.m. (details from 086 1244240)

County and Western Dance in Dan and Molly’s, Ballyboy every Wed. Night at 9 p.m., so if you want to learn a new step or just brush up on jive, waltz, quick step or foxtrot, line dances – come along you are guaranteed a great Night Out

Interested in a career in the Hospitality Sector? Laois & Offaly ETB are offering a Hospitality Traineeship, commencing Oct. 2015. An information session will be held on Tues. 22nd Sept., in the Birr Outdoor Education Centre, at 5 p.m.. Enquiries to

The Youth 2000 Connaught Retreat will take place in Summerhill College, Sligo town from Fri. 2nd Oc. to Sun. 4th Oct. It is an opportunity for young people (16-35 yrs) to take some time out of their regular routine and have an experience like no other! There promises to be an action packed programme consisting of workshops, testimonies, music, drama, prayer, talks and chill out time. For more information, visit or contact 086-2150607 (on-line booking recommended).

Eyrecourt Agricultural Show and Family Fun Day (Eyrecourt, Co. Galway) takes place this Sun. 20th Sept. gates open from 12 noon, a great Family day out. Adm. €5, children free.

Banagher Youth Theatre is now taking names for their Sept. term. Commencing Friday 25th of Sept. in Crank House from 7.30 until 9 p.m. Open to young people from first year to leaving certificate. For more information contact Anne on 087 8223175.
The Irish Workhouse Centre: Open 7 days a week until 31st Oct. Guided tours give visitors an insight into this sad part of our heritage. Also free art exhibition until 26th Sept. showcasing painting, photography and sculpture from local and professional artists.