NEWSLETTER – 27th March


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

Readings: Easter Sunday

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

Holy Saturday  8pm         Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Easter Sunday   6 am

8.30 am
11.30am     Maureen Kelly, Harbour Cross.

Monday 28th 7 pm      PTE. Michael Colburn, Killed in actin 1918 & Parents  John & Elizabeth, Curraghavarna
Tuesday 29th 9.30 am

Wednesday 30th 9.30 am

Thursday 31st 8.30am

Friday 1st 9.30 am

7 pm          First Friday

Saturday 2nd 9.30 am

7.00 pm     Liam Hughes, Cuba.

Sunday 3rd   8.30am

11.30 am  Bridget Hough.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Ivory, Harbour Road.  May he rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his calls on Thursday and Friday.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday & Holy Day  €2,110.

Restoration Collection:     €533  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word:      April       7 p.m.  Sheila Flynn and Luke O’Connor

8.30   Sr. Margaret & Cliodna Kelleher   11.30   Pauline Scales and Maria Curley

Eucharistic Ministers:     April       7 p.m.  Hilary Kelly

8.30      Damian Keenaghan                     11.30   Jim Windsor McGlynn

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 19  “Stay here and keep watch with me ”.

Easter Greetings:  Wishing everyone a Holy and Peaceful Easter time.  A special welcome to all those home for Easter.

Thank You:  A sincere word of thanks to all those who planned and took part in the Easter Ceremonies.

Trocaire Boxes:  Parishioners can return their Trocaire Boxes to the Church during the coming days.

Craft Fair in Super Valu, Banagher on the last Sat. of every month, starting this Sat. 26th March from 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.  For more info. or to book a table contact Brigid Kinsella on 089 4736276.

Banagher Active Retirement Club:  The next club meeting is on Tues. 29th March in Crank House at 2 p.m.  Please note change of venue!!!  Lunch at 12.30 p.m. sharp.

Birr Library is hosting a lecture by Dr. Philip McConway on Wed. 30th March at 7 p.m.  The topic of the lecture is “Offaly Republican Roll of Honour – Exploring IRA Fatalities from 1918-37”.  Booking is essential.  Please book a space by calling 9124950.

The Darkness into Light 5km Walk/Run will take place in Banagher this year on Sat. 7th May in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the preventions of suicide and self-harm.   The event will begin at 4.15 a.m. from Banagher College and participants will cross the line as dawn is breaking.  You can register online now or alternatively at Super Valu, Banagher on Holy Thursday from 4 – 6 or Easter Sat. from 10-6 to avail of the early bird offer.  Please come out and lend your support to this uplifting and inspirational event.

Benefit Night for Michéal Camon 1st April in Cloghan Hall at 8 p.m.  Music, Dancing, Auction, Raffle on the night.  Tea/coffee & refreshments served. BYOB.  Tickets €10 on the door or in advance by calling Niall 087 2132692 or Eimear 085 1454650.

St Rynaghs Hurling and Camogie Club Fundraising Concert     St Rynaghs Hurling and Camogie Clubs will hold a fundraising concert at Banagher College, Colaiste Na Sionna on Friday 1st April with performances from Dave Lalor, Trudie Lalor and Mary Byrne from X Factor. Tickets are available at just €12-50 and can be booked on 087 1894778

Craft Fair    A Craft Fair will take place on Saturday 26th March from 10.30am to 6pm at Supervalu, Banagher Town Centre and will continue to take place on the last saturday of each month

Improvers Computer Course begins in Crank House, Banagher on Tues. 5th April.  For further info. call Carmel on 057 9152003.

Census Night is 24th April: Census enumerators will be calling to all dwellings in the area in the coming weeks.

Offaly SPCA – Church Gate Collection amounted to €330.  Our sincere thanks to all the parishioners who supported us and also thanks to the collectors.

Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead a Christian solidarity pilgrimage to the Holy Land from September 9-17, 2016, on a direct flight from Dublin. It will be an opportunity to visit holy sites and walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Jerusalem. €1,495 per person sharing. Details and itinerary on or call 01 878 3111.

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

Ardagh & Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Lourdes  27th May to 1st June 2016, under the leadership of Most Rev. Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois. Fully inclusive Price €715. Flights from Knock Airport. Contact: Joe Walsh Tours 01 21410812 or 01 2410811. Pilgrimage Director Mons. Bernard Noonan. Details for special Section for the Sick please contact: Rev. Michael Scanlon 090 6457122.

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.

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.

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

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Sunday, 27 March, 2016