NEWSLETTER – 6th March

NEWSLETTER – 6th March

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

Readings: Fourth Sunday of Lent

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 5th 9.30am

7.00pm      Helena Brazil, Feighs.

Sunday 6th 8.30 am   Brendan McDermott (Month’s Memory) & son  Donnie   (4th Anniv.)
11.30am     Tony Reddin (1st Anniv.)

Monday 7th 7 pm    Ellen & John Fehily & deceased family.
Tuesday 8th 9.30 am

Wednesday 9th 9.30 am

Thursday 10th 9.30am

Friday 11th 9.30 am    Special Intention

Saturday12th 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Michael Clear, Cuba Avenue. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 13th 8.30am   Aunt Agnes, Sr. Leo & Hubert Rigney & dec. Family

11.30 am  John & Kathleen Deegan.


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

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Mary Kate Langtry, St. Rynagh’s Road:  Noel Ely, Portavolla:  Tom Shannahan, Nenagh, father of Mary Dunne, Harbour Cross.   May they rest in peace


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €950

Restoration Collection:     €618  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  C

Readers of the Word:      March           7 p.m.  Paul Quirke and Marie Donohoe

8.30  Meabh Doorly & Conor O’Sullivan       11.30  Cora Stronge Smith & Ann Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:     March           7 p.m.  David Nagle

8.30  Caroline McGee                                      11.30 a.m.  Fergal McMahon

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 16 “We are more than a physical reality, we are made for God and will only be truly  free when we Know Him as he desires to be known ”.

New Mass Times (First Weekend in July)  Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. (no 8.30 a.m. Mass and 11.30 Mass changes to 11 a.m) Christmas & Easter there will be an 8.30 a.m. Mass.

Banagher Active Retirement Club:   The trip to the Falls Hotel,  Ennistymon,  Co. Clare is arranged for Sun. & Mon. 17th & 18th April.  Please note change of date and hotel!  Names to Bridie or Mary before the next meeting on 15th March.

Banagher St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  The Committee for the Banagher St. Patrick’s Day Parade would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to their Church gate collection last weekend. Your generosity raised a total of €817.50. This will go a long way in helping with the running expenses of the parade.

With only a week to go to the Parade we would like to ask as many premises and business on the Main Street to hang up some decorations if possible and provide some colour on the town for the weekend. Remember that the Parade kicks off at 3 p.m. on Sun. the 13th March

Book Launch and Presentation ‘Rebellion in Galway Easter Rising 1916’ by Kevin Jordan (A 380 page book on the 1916 Rising in Galway) Tuesday 8th March in Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna at 7.30 p.m. Cost of Book €15.  All welcome.

Easter Revision Course – Leaving & Junior Cert Mon 21st – Thurs 24th  March Midland Tutorial Centre in Marist College, Athlone. Transport available 090 6475320

Banagher and District First Responders are holding their annual church gate collection next weekend 12/13 March.  This is one of our main fundraiser for the year so your support will be greatly appreciated.

The Tidy Towns group AGM will be held on Wed. 9th March at 7.30 p.m. in Crank House. New members, volunteers and ideas for the group’s activities are always welcome. Please show your support.

Offaly Hospice Annual Public Meeting takes place on Mon. 14th March in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 8 p.m. everyone welcome. We are appealing to anyone with an interest in hospice services to show your support by attending this public meeting.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri 11th March from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. for senior citizens general & diabetic footcare.  Home clinic & house calls also available by contacting Emma on 086 1901247.

Introduction to Mosaics, Adult Art Classes at Belmont Mill Art and Craft Studios. Classes start Sat. March 5th – No experience required, Call 087 1375415 or email

Afternoon of Prayer and Meditation in preparation for Holy Week in the Wheery Room, Ferbane led by Br. Brian Johnson on Saturday 19th  March  from 2.30 – 4 p.m.

Vacancies on Vocational Training Programmes:  We, in The National Learning Network, Athlone, currently have a limited number of vacancies on our Vocational Training Programmes. If you are unemployed, have experienced a personal setback, illness /disability and need support in your life and career; our specialized programmes (full or part-time) may be for you or someone you know.  We aim to give you the confidence and skills to explore new opportunities for your future employment and life fulfilment.
Qualifications can be gained at your own pace whilst retaining your existing welfare benefits.   Contact Johnny or Mary at 090 6479293

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:   Sport continues in Cloghan Hall at 8 p.m. on Mon. 7th March. Our next Club meeting is on Mon. 7th March at 9.15 p.m. in McIntyre’s Pub, Shannon Harbour. If you want to join our Club contact Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705

St. Mel’s Cathedral Longford Presents Handel’s Messiah with the Guinness Choir and full Orchestra on Sun. 13th March 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets €20 available from Backstage Theatre 043 3347888 or online at


Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.


St Rynagh’s Hurling Club, as part of their ongoing 5 year plan, have set up a sub-committee, The History of St Rynagh’s GAA.  This committee are now meeting on a regular basis and would love to hear from anybody that has any information, notes, pictures, posters, newspaper cuttings etc. that they would like to share with us. This information can be given to Anne Lyons Byrne or Willie Gavin or alternatively it can be emailed to

Banagher Library – Opening Hours for March 2016.   Thursday 10th, 24th & 31st  2-5p.m. & 6-8 p.m.

For Sale:  Spring Colour – Primroses,  Aubretia, Arabis, Pansies & Violas all available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher.  Tel. 057 9151273.