NEWSLETTER – 17th April

NEWSLETTER – 17th April

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

Readings: Third Sunday of Easter

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 16th 9.30am

7pm    Billy Ryland, Cuba Avenue.  (3rd Anniv.)

Sunday 17th   8.30 am

Monday 18th 7 Pm

Tuesday 19th 9.30 am

Wednesday 20th 9.30 am

Thursday 21st 9.30 am

Friday 22nd 9.30 am

Saturday 23rd 9.30 am

7.00 pm  Patrick & Clare Kirwan, Glongowney.

Sunday 24th   8.30am   Ned Rigney, Main Street.  (1st Anniv.)

11.30 am   Margaret Horan, Garbally.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €990

Restoration Collection:     €525  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  C

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 22  “ Real faith in God requires more than simply action and words, but starts with a relationship with God in prayer”.

Altar Swap:  This weekend the priests of the Cluster will swap Churches.  Fr. Pierre will be in High Street & Boora and Fr. Ryan will be in St. Rynagh’s, Banagher on Sunday.

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

Congratulations to all 52 children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation

New Radio Broadcast System:  By next week we hope to have our new Mass Broadcast System up and running.  With this new system you can listen to all Church Services on any radio, at home, in the car and on the web.   We will publish the frequency you can get the Mass on once the system is installed.  The quality will be much clearer and audible.

Gerry McCabe and his family welcome you to a night of celebration in recognition of the support and friendship shown to them throughout Gerry’s determined journey to walk again.   Come along and enjoy a little food, chat and music and see Gerry walk on the night in his new Ekso Bionic Suit in Cloghan Hall on Sat. 23rd April at 8.45 p.m.

Lost:   Jake, a white/sandy coloured border terrier who went missing last Friday 8th April.   A substantial reward for information leading to his safe return. Please contact 0851289496 or 0857809619.

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri 22nd April from 9 -3.30 p.m. for general and diabetic senior citizens footcare.   Home clinic and house calls also available by contacting Emma on 086 1901247.


Jared Madden’s Drama Show “Magic Moments” takes place in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher, next Wed 20th, Thurs. 21st & Fri. 22nd April at 7.30 p.m.  All welcome.

Life in the Spirit Seminars starting in Tullamore Church of the Assumption at 7.30 p.m. on Wed. 20th April 2016. They will be running for the following 6 Wed. and will have some great speakers such as Eddie Stones, Fr. Thady Doyle and Fr. John Keane.

Mid Atlantic Boat Club (sionn mhara) will hold their Annual Church Gate Collect next weekend Sat. 16th and Sun. 17th of April. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Tracey Tinney is raising funds for Cross Cause – Irish Charity, which supports orphans with special needs in Romania. There will be a Church Gate Collection this weekend 16/17 April.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

Charlotte Bronte 200 Celebrations: As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival an evening to celebrate Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday will be held on Thurs. 21st April. The evening commences at 7 p.m. with “’A Miscellany for Charlotte”’ in St. Paul’s Church. This will be a selection of readings, music and song related to the great novelist and her husband Arthur Bell Nicholls of Banagher.  Immediately afterwards
“Charlotte’s Birthday Celebrations” will be held on the grounds of Charlotte’s Way, (formerly Hill House).  Admission to this event is strictly limited and by ticket only. Tickets are free. Bookings can be made online at or by calling

to the Offaly Local Development Company offices upstairs in Crank House on Main Street. For further information contact Aileen at 087 943 0489 or Roisin at 087 812 4986.   An opportunity to make a donation supporting That Beats Banagher Festival will arise during the evening.  The main festival will take place from Friday to Sunday, 13th – 15th May.

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.

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 8783111.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.


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.

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:    Saturday 23rd July  7 p.m.

Mass in All Saints Cemetery:   Monday  25th July  7 p.m.

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.   There will be Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.