NEWSLETTER – 13th December

NEWSLETTER – 13th December

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

Readings:       Third Sunday of Advent

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 12th        7.00am     Start of 9 Day Christmas Novena

9.30 am     Jim, Peg, Patrick & Mary Hayes

7.00pm           Michael Hughes, Cuba.  (8th Anniv.)

Sunday 13th       8.30 am    Margaret Trodd, The Crescent.   Novena

11.30am          Lilly Dowling.


Monday 14th        7 am

7.00 pm    Phyllis, Peter & P.J. McCormack, Curraghavarna

Tuesday 15th         7 am

9.30 am    Eugene, Lucy & Norman Byrne.

Wednesday 16th   7 am


Thursday 17th    7 am

Friday 18th     7 am

9.30am      Nessa Corcoran.


Saturday 19th      7.00 am   

9.30am    John Rooney, Rosslea.

7.00pm      James, Rose & Martin Colgan & Deceased Family.

Sunday 20th        8.30am        Martin Dolan, Cuba Avenue (40th Anniv.)

11.30am           Patrick & Kathleen McNally & Deceased Family.

(End of 9 Day Novena Sun. 20th 8.30 a.m. Mass)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,030.00

Restoration Collection:     €620  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word:      Dec.                  7 p.m.  Aideen Madden & Eimear Regan

8.30 a.m.  Liam Broderick & Sr. Margaret         11.30   Pauline Scales & Maria Curley

Eucharistic Ministers:     Dec.           7 p.m.   Fergal McMahon & Marie Donohoe

8.30 a.m. Caroline McGee                           11.30   Jim Windsor McGlynn & Emer Rigney

A Sincere Word of Thanks to the Andrews family  who raised €461 for the local S.V.D.P.  Thank you.


Dates For Your Diary

9 Day Novena for Christmas   begins Sat. 12th until Sun. 20th.   Mass each morning at

7 a.m. except on both Sun. when the 8.30 a.m. Mass will be the Novena Mass.

Carol Service & Nativity Play on Sun. 20th Dec. at 7 p.m. in the Church.

Confession Service on Mon. 21st at 8 p.m.



St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collection: This weekend the S.V.D.P. will hold its Annual Church Gate Coll.  This year the Banagher Conference of S.V.D.P. spent over €10,000 supporting people in need in the area.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Spina Bifida Church Gate Coll. takes place next weekend 19/20th in Banagher and Lusmagh.  Please support this worthy cause.


Masses For Christmas

Christmas Eve      7 p.m.               Christmas Morning   8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.


Banagher Review is due to be on sale in the next few days.  Congratulations to the Editor, Maria Hein.

€1,000 Donation:  A sincere word of thanks to the €1,000 Donation towards the Church Restoration Fund, made by a local family, your generosity is much appreciated.

Shannon Harbour Christmas lights will be turned on Saturday 19th Dec. at  6:30 p.m. with carol singing etc.

Children’s Christmas party Sunday 20th Dec Party in Shannon Harbour community hall at 3 p.m. with activities and Santa arriving at 5 p.m. Approx.

Offaly Local Development Company are running a FETAC level 4 Landscaping & Horticulture Local Training Initiative in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher.  It is a 26 week full-time programme commencing February 2016.  For further information please contact Roy/Imelda on 087 6835561.

Banagher Library:  December/January:   Banagher Library will be unstaffed on the following dates: Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Thursday 31st December and Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd January.  Merry Christmas to all our customers!

Thank You:  “Just like to say a big thanks to all who supported us and everyone that helped  in raising money for SVDP at the weekend which  raised €316 in the Railway Bar”.  Ethna Andrews

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops. Lots of treasured  memories, photos which include local St. Rynagh’s sporting events, Banagher Horse Fair 2015, cultural events and more. A nice Christmas gift. The proceeds go to The Senior Citizens Christmas Party Cloghan. Cost €10.

DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group, Offaly St, Drop In Centre. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 2 p.m . Phone Support. 9328268.