NEWSLETTER – 20th December

NEWSLETTER – 20th December

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

Readings:       Fourth 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 19th        7.00am

9.30 am     John Rooney, Rosslea.

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

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

11.30am         Patrick & Kathleen McNally & Deceased Family

Monday 21st        7 pm           John “Midge” McDermott

Tuesday 22nd         9.30 am    Eugene, Lucy & Norman Byrne, Shannon Harbour.

Wednesday 23rd   9.30am      Jo, Paddy & Tommy Kenny, Main Street.

Thursday 24th    9.30am

Christmas Eve   7 pm       Edel Duignan & Dec. Duignan & O’Meara Families
Christmas Day       8.30am


Saturday 26th      7.00 pm   

Sunday 27th        8.30am


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday & Holy Day   €1,284.00

Restoration Collection:     €1,669  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  B

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

 Christmas Greeting:  Wishing all the members of our Parish Community a Holy and a Peaceful Christmas.  A special greeting to all who have travelled home to be with family and friends at this time.   I would like to take this opportunity to say a word of thanks to the countless Parishioners who have served the Church so faithfully in so many ways.  Finally, thank you  to all who continue to support financially your Church and Priest.

Carol Service & Nativity Play this Sunday at 7 p.m. our Carol Service & Nativity Play performed by Banagher College Students will take place.   Please join us in this time of preparation for Christmas.

Confession Service on Mon. 21st Dec. at 8 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s Church.



Banagher Review is on sale in local shops.  Price €12.

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

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The 4th  Draw 1st  prize €150  Tara Cahalin,  2nd €100  Damien Martin 3rd €50 Bobby Tierney 4th €25 Mark James and 5th €20  Lisa Killeen.  5th Draw 1st  prize €150 St. Rynagh’s N.S.,  2nd €100 Stephen Wynne 3rd €50 Liam Cullinan 4th €25 LS.U. Sisters and 5th €20 Ray Murphy .  We would like to thank Banagher, Cloghan and Lusmagh Parishes  for their support and wish you all a Happy Christmas & New Year.

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.

CGH Allcare Pharmacy would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and New Year.   *  Please leave in your prescription early. Closing 5p.m. Christmas Eve and reopening at 10a.m. Monday 28th December .

Christmas Message 2015:  “2015 was a significant year for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois with the rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral.   At the ceremony in May 2015 Bishop Colm expressed his hope that the cathedral will be “a place where all will feel welcome, especially those who come with heavy hearts and those searching for answers to questions for which the world has no solutions”.  Since then many thousands of people visited St Mel’s to marvel at the beautiful work of restoration and also to pray and to find peace.  We are now in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy; an initiative of Pope Francis. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our understanding of God’s abundant mercy and also on how we are merciful to those around us.  Mercy can build up our hope and can contribute to that all important quality of peace.  May our reflection on, and our experience of mercy be the beginning of greater hope and peace in the coming year.  I wish you and your family members at home and abroad a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016”.  Bishop Francis

GIVING TREE: Thanks in abundance for your gifts through the St Vincent de Paul Giving Tree. The hampers for our local families will be filled thanks to the generousity of the community.

Banagher College/Coláiste na Sionna  13th Talent Competition on Tues. 22nd Dec. at 10.30 a.m.  Donations at the door.  All welcome.  All proceeds for local charities.

Lost:  Keyring with two keys and toy bear attached lost on Main Street 15th Dec.  If found please contact 087 9145820 thank you.

RHS Homecare is not for profit community based home care service provider, set up as a co- operative society with charitable status, we provide a wide range of top quality, affordable home care services to our clients. Driven by quality, we actively seek to respect the views, values and preferences of all our clients. If you or a family member require homecare assistance please call us on (0906) 625988 or email:

Cloghan Calendar 2016 now available in local shops.  Cost €10.

Notices for Newsletter for weekend 26/27th Dec. are to be in by Wed. evening 23rd  Dec.
Wishing everyone a Happy & Holy Christmas Time.Welcome home to everyone who has come back to be with family & friends this Christmas.