NEWSLETTER – 13th March

NEWSLETTER – 13th March

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

Readings: Fifth 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 12th 9.30am

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

Sunday 13th 8.30 am   Aunt Agnes, Sr. Leo & Hubert Rigney & dec. Family
11.30am     John & Kathleen Deegan.

Monday 14th 7 pm
Tuesday 15th 9.30 am

Wednesday 16th 9.30 am

7pm  (Vigil)  Patrick, Annie & John Corcoran, Esker

Thursday 17th 8.30am   John Wynne

11.30am  Bridget Kennedy, Cuba Cottages

Friday 18th 9.30 am    Special Intention

Saturday 19th 9.30 am   Patrick Mann, Main Street.

7.00 pm   Teresa, Martin & John Dolan & Bridget Clarke, Cuba Ave

Sunday 20th 8.30am   Catherine Dunne (1st Anniv.) Husband Willie &  Daughter Lilly

11.30 am  John Rigney.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Wynne, Wynne’s Cross. May she rest in peace.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €960

Restoration Collection:     €598  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  D

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 17 “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word from the mouth of God ”.




Liturgy Meeting takes place in The Presbytery on Wed. 16th March at 8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Sunday at 3 p.m.

Easter Ceremonies

Holy Thursday


Good Friday


Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday


8 p.m.

11 p.m.

3 pm.

7 p.m.

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

8.30 a.m

11.30 a.m.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Night Prayer

The Lord’s Passion

Stations of the Cross. Starting at Library Square

Easter Vigil

Dawn Mass – Church Street Graveyard.


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.

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

Banagher and District First Responders annual church gate collection this weekend 12/13 March.  Please support.

Offaly Hospice  A.G.M.  will take place on 14th March in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend and to hear how the monies donated so generously are spent.

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.

Banagher Craft Group:  There is an open house policy for the last three weeks of the Banagher Craft Group – Crank House programme.  All welcome.  On Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m..  No experience required just a willing to learn

Banagher Active Retirement Club:  The next club meeting is on Tues. 15th March  2 – 4.30 p.m.   Membership now due.   New members welcome.

Country and Western Dance Classes in Dan and Molly’s Ballyboy,  every Wed.  at 9.00 p.m.  All Welcome (Jive,Quickstep,Foxtrot,Waltz) No Partners Required come along and enjoy a great night of dancing and fun.

The Offaly SPCA will have a church gate collection Sat./Sun. 19th & 20th March for their charity. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Banagher Library – Opening Hours for March 2016.   Thursday 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.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Karolina Kapciak, Cuba Avenue;  Noah Cuskelly, Cuba Avenue and Darragh Lynch, Cuba Avenue.

Offaly 100 – Together We RememberSunday 20th March  2016:  We invite you, your family and your neighbours, your friends and your colleagues to remember reflect and to celebrate 100 years of our nation in Offaly.   Ceremony of Commemoration – Assemble 5.45 p.m. for 6 p.m Courthouse, Tullamore   Together we remember their contribution by the raising of the Irish Flag, laying a wreath and the reading of the Proclamation. A lone piper will lead us in a candlelit walk to Colmcille St, to the scene where on March 20th 1916 an incident led to Padraig Pearse saying “A great deed was done last night in Tullamore.” The unveiling of a new flagstone to mark this location will take place, before the piper leads us onto the Church of the Assumption. Centenary Concert – 7.30 p.m.  Together we will reflect with music and spoken word in a concert headlined by Mundy & Donal Lunny, with Simon Casey incl. over 150 musicians who will raise the roof with some iconic pieces of Irish music.   This is a FREE EVENT – all are welcome


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



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