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

Readings: Sixth 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 30th 9.30am

7pm    Noel Ely, Portavolla  (Month’s Memory

Sunday 1st   8.30 am

Monday 2nd 9.30 am    (Please note Time Change)

Tuesday 3rd 9.30 am   Michael & Mary Anne, John & Mary Bridget Russell

Wednesday 4th 9.30 am   Ellen Loonam, Betty Mahon & Francis Mahon

Thursday 5th 9.30 am

Friday 6th 9.30 am     Special Intention

First Friday   7pm    John Ivory, Harbour Road.  (Month’s Memory)

Saturday 7th 9.30 am

7.00 pm    Fiona O’Connor, Portavolla. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 1st  8.30am

11.30 am   Kathleen & Michael Healy, Main Street.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Brazil, Ferbane & Dublin, brother of Ger Brazil.  May he rest in peace.

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

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €960

Restoration Collection:     €623  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:      May      7 p.m.  Ger Woods and Eimear Regan

8.30  Kathleen Kelly & Kevin Rigney   11.30   Liam Broderick & Terry Keenaghan

Eucharistic Ministers:     May       7 p.m.  Ann Gallagher

8.30      Carmel O’Sullivan                     11.30   Marie Donohoe

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  Reason 23  “ We need your prayers”.


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.

First Holy Communion Day:  We wish all the members of the Church,  all God’s Blessings today Sunday 1st  May, who receive Holy Communion for the first time at the 11.30 a.m. Sunday Mass.  Please pray for them.

New Parish Radio System:  We have now installed the new radio system.  You can now hear all religious services that take place in the Church.   All you have to do is go to 106.6 F.M. on any radio.  The old receivers will no longer work.  Please help those who might have any difficulty in tuning their radio.

Banagher Ladies Club is on wed. night at 8.30 p.m. on 4th may.  Speaker is Ballysheil Artisan Foods.  All are welcome.   *  Our summer trip is to Lissadell House and gardens anyone interested can give names to Carmel Rourke or Margaret Gallagher

Tea Morning this Thurs. 5th of May for Alzheimer’s in the home of Mairead Grant, Coolfin Banagher, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   All welcome.

Turf for Sale contact 057 9151153 for details.

Bronte Readings at Banagher Library:  Many thanks to all who so generously and enthusiastically supported the recent Bronte 200 celebrations in Banagher. We are particularly indebted to all in Offaly Local Development Company and Banagher Development Group in Crank House. Sincere thanks also to St. Paul’s Church community and all at Charlotte’s Way guest house for providing marvellous venues and superb hospitality. As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival a selection of readings
by and about the remarkable Bronte family, will take place in Banagher Library on Friday 13th May at 5.30 p.m. Booking is essential and can be made by calling to the library when the librarian is on duty or by phoning Birr Library 057 9124950. Anybody
wishing to join the growing list of readers should contact James Scully at 085 710 7569.
Everybody welcome and the session should last for about 75 minutes. Admission is free.

Banagher Craft Group are running our Craft programme for the next four weeks on Tue. mornings 3rd, 10th, 17th,and  24th May, from 11 am till 1 p.m. in the Crank House.  All welcome.

Clonfert Graveyard Maintenance Fee 2016:  The Maintenance contribution of €20 for 2016 is now due.  Payment may be given to any of the Committee.  Your continued support is much appreciated Committee Members:- Mattie Ryan, Sadie Casey, Mary Earner, Esther Flynn, and Mary Colohan.  Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Acknowledgement:  The Staunton Family (Esker & Moate) wish to thank most sincerely all who travelled to Moate for the funeral of Teresa Staunton RIP, and to all who sent Mass  cards and messages of support. It is very much appreciated. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.
The Darkness into Light 5km walk/run will take place in Banagher this year on Saturday 7th May in aid of Pieta House, the centre for the prevention 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 or at Super Valu Banagher. Please come out and lend your support to this uplifting and inspirational event. T shirts are available for collection at Banagher Post Office with proof of online registration.

Host families with teenagers required for Spanish home-stay students. Contact Marie Brady by phone or text on 087 4154983.

Birr Golf Club – Ladies Branch: Come to Taster Evening in Birr Golf Club on Thur. 5th May at 7.30 p.m. Ladies and girls of all ages welcome. All equipment provided. Golf is a great game and a great way to make new friends. Contact Maura 087 7601784 or Ann 087 2688052 or just come along on the night.

Mass.  There will be Mass each Sunday at 7 p.m. in Ferbane.  Please let any family members know of change if they will be coming to Anniversary Masses.


Pope Francis’ Special Collection for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine will be taken up next weekend 7/8th May at all Masses.