NEWSLETTER – 27th December

NEWSLETTER – 27th December

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

Readings:       Feast of the Holy Family

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        7.00pm

Sunday 27th       8.30 am         Special Intention
11.30am        .

Monday 28th        7 pm

Tuesday 29th         9.30 am

Wednesday 30th   9.30am

Thursday 31st    9.30am

Friday 1st (New Year’s Day)    11.00am      Billy Burke, Garbally.

Saturday 2nd      9.30 am   

7.00 pm

Sunday 3rd        8.30am      Seamus Flynn, Main Street

11.30am    Marie Rigney, Cushcallow. (6th Anniv.)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday    €1,110.00

Restoration Collection:     €673  (Target  €700)         Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word:      January         7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Barry Moylan

8.30  Ciarra O’ Sullivan & Cliodna Kelleher   11.30  Jim Windsor McGlynn & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers:     January         7 p.m.   Emer Rigney & Ann Gallagher

8.30  Ann McIntyre                                          11.30 a.m.  Margaret Daly and Paddy Scales

New Eucharistic Ministers List & Readers List will be available soon.


Banagher Review 28th Edition is on sale in local shops.  Price €12.

Mass New Year’s Day:  Mass on New Year’s Day will be on the World Day for Peace and will be offered for that gift in the world.

Thank you to all those who helped in any way to prepare for our Christmas Masses and Carol Service.  Your help is much appreciated.

Notices for Newsletters for weekends 2/3rd &  9/10th Jan. are to be in by Wed. evening 30th  Dec.

Third Age – Senior Help Line:    Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.

Senior Help Line is open every day of the year.  Older people call because they feel lonely and want some company in their day. Callers have financial, family and health concerns.  A small number are experiencing elder abuse. Some feel depressed and need support to carry on. Senior Help Lines trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers.   So don’t be alone with your problem.   Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness. We are there. LoCall 1850 440 444.

CGH Allcare pharmacy will close on New Year’s Eve at 5 p.m. and reopen on Saturday Jan 2nd at 10 a.m. Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2016 to all. Leave in your prescription early.

Banagher Library January:   Banagher Library will be unstaffed on  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd January.

8 K – Run – Jog – Walk – Cycle in aid of the Banagher & Cloghan Branches of St. Vincent de Paul on 10th Jan. 2016 at 11 a.m.  Registration from 10 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. at St. Rynagh’s Hurling Clubhouse.  Entry €10.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

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.

Unwanted Christmas Gifts: These can be given to either the St. Vincent de Paul shop in Birr (clothing only) or to the Sue Ryder Shop, Main St., Birr.

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.

We give you thanks Lord God who has blessed us with life and love.
You have given us the gift of the family.
Help us to nurture and to protect
to guide and to love one another.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph – protect us.
Give us wisdom and courage, joy and faithfulness
in responding to our special vocation as a Christian family
so we may help each other to grow in grace and love
to the glory of God. Amen.
DOCHAS Offaly Cancer Support Group, Offaly St, Drop In Centre. Mon-Thur 10 a.m.- 2 p.m . Phone Support. 9328268.

We wish all in St. Rynagh’s Parish a Peaceful, Prosperous and Holy 2016