NEWSLETTER Sunday 27th September

NEWSLETTER Sunday 27th September

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: 26th 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 26th 9.30 AM   Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna.

7.00 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.

Monday 28th 7 pm   Mary Kelly, Clara

Tuesday 29th 9.30 AM  St. Rynagh’s N.S.   (Opening School Year Mass)

Wednesday 30th 9.30 AM    Ann Fahy

Thursday 1st 9.30 AM

Friday 2nd  9.30 AM

First Friday 2nd 7.00 PM    Mick, Kitty & Joseph Flannery.
Saturday 3rd 9.30 AM   Baby Alana & Alice Madden (Month’s Memory)

7 PM    James Regan, The Crescent.  (40th Anniv.)

Sunday 4th 8.30 AM

11.30 AM   Jimmy & Lena Moran, Cuba Avenue.

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

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Veronica Healy, West End;

Tom Higgins, Harbour Cross;  Frank Whelehan, Coolfin;  Molly Mulligan, Dring, Longford mother of Mary Ryland;  Lucy Lally, Ballymacward, aunt of Mary Hughes, Cuba.  May they rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his calls this Thursday and Friday.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1035

Restoration Collection: €588 (Target €700) Collectors: Team A

Readers of the Word: Oct. 7 p.m.  Sheila Flynn & Terry Keenaghan

8.30 a.m.  Ger Woods & Conor O’Sullivan   11.30   Mark Kenny & Muireann W. McGlynn

Eucharistic Ministers:     Oct.              7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher & Kieran Horan

8.30 a.m. Carmel O’Sullivan                          11.30 a.m.  Fergal McMahon & Hilary Kelly

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

Mass Book of 2016 now available.

Next Sunday   those preparing for Confirmation will present themselves at the 11.30 a.m. Mass and commit to a year of service in the Choir, Prayers of the Faithful, Server or Mass preparation.

6.30 a.m.  each morning – to thank and ask for nothing, morning prayer each morning 6.30 a.m.


The Junior Knitting Club will resume on Sat. 3rd Oct. at 10.30 a.m. in Banagher Library. Parent to attend with child to sign them in. There will be no JKC on Sat. 10th and 24th October (Bank Holiday).

The Adult Knitting Club  in Banagher library  meet in Banagher Library on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome!

Dates For Your Diary

Sunday Oct. 11th        Blessing of Animals at 1.30 p.m. in the Church grounds.

Friday Nov. 13th         Commemoration of the Dead at 7.30 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s Church.

Sunday Nov. 15th       Blessing of Graves.        Church Street  12.30 p.m.

Banagher 1 p.m.             All Saints           2 p.m.



Irish Girl Guides:  St Rynagh’s Guide Co. Registration only on Tues Sep 29th at 4.45 p.m. in Community Centre. New guides very welcome

Intermediate Computer Course in Crank House, Banagher, in early October. This 2 hour class will run for 5 weeks, afternoon or evening depending on demand. Also Beginners Internet & Email courses in Birr & Banagher. For further information call Carmel on 057 9152003.

The recent collection by Offaly Down Syndrome in Banagher raised €780. Thanks a million to all who contributed toward the success of our county wide home teacher program.

ISI and MCM Insolvency Services Hosting Debt AdviceJohn McCann and MCM Insolvency Services in conjunction with the Insolvency Service of Ireland, the independent government body set up to help tackle problem debt, are hosting Debt Advice Meetings on Saturday 3rd October at the Athlone Springs Hotel from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  John and our Personal Insolvency Practitioners will deal with your enquiry in the strictest of confidence. Anyone wishing to register for a meeting at this event can do so at or by contacting the ISI on 076 106 4200.

Banagher Foroige 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.

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.

Banagher Active Retirement Club are holding their next meeting on Tues. 29th Sept. 2 – 4.30 p.m.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

All Star Charity Concert in Mullingar Park Hotel on 6th October 2015 at 8 p.m. featuring Margo, Brendan & Emily Shine, Declan Nerney, Sandy Kelly, Joe Davitt, Mary Darcy, Annette Griffen & John Staunton, Tenor Eugene Ginty , The Conquerors Band, plus newcomers Shane Owens and Eimear Furlong. All Proceeds to Saint John of God Brothers Services supporting over 6,000 children and adults with Intellectual disability and Mental Health across Ireland. Tickets €25 available from Mullingar Park Hotel (044) 9337500 or (087) 6590150. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:  Our next club meeting is on Mon. 28th Sept. in The Cosy Bar, Ferbane at 8.30 p.m.  *  Our club is having a Harvest Hooley on Saturday 17th Oct.  in Luker’s Pub, Shannonbridge. Music on the night by Ruaile Buaile, finger food and games as well as a slave auction. All for only €10. It kicks off at 9 p.m.If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher area and are interested in sport, drama, agriculture, public speaking, debating or just the social side of things why not get involved and join our Macra club. Contact Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705 for more information.

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.

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

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.

Time of Silence and Prayer:  Each Wed. evening from 8.30 p.m. to 9 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

6.30 a.m. Morning Prayer: Each morning we begin the day when there is complete silence.  The early morning start is like a fitness programme for the soul.  I invite you to make a commitment for one morning a week or a fortnight to join us.  Renewal in the Church and our own lives will always begin with God.  This invitation/challenge is an address to you, so please join us as we pray at the start of each day for all in our Parish.

½ hour to yourself:    Each Wed. at 8.30 p.m. a ½ hour period of quite time takes place in the Church.  Come along because you’re worth it