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

Readings:  The Ascension of the Lord

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 7th 9.30am

7pm   Fiona O’Connor, Portavolla. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 8th 8.30 am
11.30am    Kathleen & Michael Healy, Main Street

Monday 9th 7 pm    Johnny & Rosie Woods, Main Street.

Tuesday 10th 9.30 am

Wednesday 11th 9.30 am

Thursday 12th 9.30 am

Friday 13th 9.30 am

Saturday 14th 9.30 am

7.00 pm    Regina Duggan/Fitzgerald

Sunday 15th 8.30am    Joe & Eileen O’Brien.

11.30 am Gerald Walton.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Denis Kane, Loughrea, brother of Barbara Feeney;  Betty Tynan, Kinnitty, sister of Kathleen Ryland; Kathleen Leonard, Mountbolus, sister of Bridie Conneely.  May they rest in peace.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will finish his First Friday Calls next Friday 13th.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,117.

Restoration Collection:     €419  (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 24  Can’t think of any other reasons right now – so just come!”.

Baptisms: We welcome into the Christian Community Paddy Lambe, Cluain Rynagh,  Max Kelly, Kylebeg Close and Lucy Mulhare, Coolfin.

Our Virtual Parish:  Here in St. Rynagh’s we are always striving to find new ways to spread and deepen the Churches Good News, to that end we continue to develop a presence in the virtual world of communications.   We have a Parish Website, Parish Facebook Page, Radio Broadcast on 106.6 FM and Live Streaming.  We invite you to make use of these means of communication to stay in touch during the week.

Darkness into Light: Congratulations to all those who took part in the Darkness into Light walk on Sat. morning.  A special word of thanks to the organisation committee.  The committee apologises to anyone who may have been disturbed at such an early hour.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The next club meeting is on Tues. 10th May  2-4.30 p.m.

* Victorian High Tea in St. Rynagh’s College on Friday 13th May 2-4 p.m. This is organised by Banagher Active Club & Banagher Ladies Club in conjunction with “That Beats Banagher Festival” May 13th -15th.

Banagher United Summer Camp:  The Banagher United Summer Strikers Camp will take place from Mon. 4th until Friday 8th July, 2016. The camp will run daily from 10.30 – 3 p.m. 1st Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street 14th May from 10 – 12 p.m. The Summer Camp will take place at the club’s grounds which are situated at Middle Road, Banagher.

Shannonside Sub Aqua: A special general meeting for Shannonside Sub Aqua club will take place on Tues. 17th of May at the clubhouse, Banagher, Marina at 8 p.m. All members to attend.

Bronte Readings at Banagher Library: 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 7107569. Everybody welcome and the session should last for about 75 minutes. Admission is free.

Johnnie Briggs to Visit Banagher:  An exciting extra event will be added to the forthcoming “That Beats Banagher Festival” when renowned Bronte expert and Yorkshire guide Mr. Johnnie Briggs will deliver a talk entitled  *The Story of the Bronte Family* in Crank House at 6 p.m. on Sunday 15th May. This promises to be a colourful and entertaining presentation which will be embellished with extracts from letters, poems and novels written by the famous family. Everybody is welcome to this event which will conclude the festival weekend.

U8 & U10 Girls Football:  Training takes place on Mon. 5 – 6 p.m. in the sports field.

Thank you:  Tracey Tinney would like to thank all who donated to her recent fund raising for Cross Cause – Irish Charity, which supports orphans with special needs in Romania.

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

Shannon Harbour Community Association extend sincere sympathy to the families of Seamus, (fondly known as ‘Basher’) Feighery, Shannon  Harbour, who was laid to rest last week.

The bi-annual clean-up of Shannon Harbour will take place on Sat. 21st May at 12 noon.   All help would be appreciated.

The Shannon Harbour High Nelly Cycle is taking place on Sunday 1st August. This will be the 5th cycle, and aims to be the biggest one yet, so we are giving everyone plenty of notice to get yer bikes in order!!

Unwanted Clothes Collection for the Camogie Club.  Bags can be left into Ann Marie Kelly or phone Pasquelina Mahony 087 1894778.  Your support greatly appreciated.

Wedding: Congratulations to Ken Ryland, Banagher & Catherine Nugent, Rath, who were married in Rath Church last Thursday.

Cloghan G.A.A.  are hosting a Safe Talk on Suicide Prevention & Training Course in the Club Rooms on 10 May .  To book a place contact Tim Camon on 087 6504792 or Siobhan Doyle 086 3231548.

A ten week Bereavement Support Programme  &  information evening on 11th May 2016 at our centre in Offaly St. Tullamore. The programme is open to adults who have been bereaved through cancer. There is no fee for this programme. For more information contact Offaly Cancer Support Group on 057 9328268  email:

Croghan Hill Challenge 21st May:  Calling everyone who is up for a fun challenge.  All proceeds go directly to Irish Children’s Arthritis Network which is a 100% Voluntary and no one takes a salary from it. It was set up by a group of parents to provide support to each other, to advocate for better services for the children and to raise awareness of Juvenile Arthritis.  Further information or to register call Mairead Heavin 086 6055559 or register on line at and select Croghan Hill Challenge.

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.  Please let any family members know of change if they will be coming to Anniversary Masses.

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

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

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

Ferbane/Banagher Macra Club:  Our next club meeting takes place on Mon. 9th May at 9 p.m. in Lough Boora Inn. Sport/cycling beforehand, meeting at 7.30 p.m. in Teach Lea.  If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher area and are interested in joining our Macra Club, contact Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705 for more info.

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you!  Our next Programme commences 3rd May 2016.  Please contact Catherine or Siobhan at Birr Job Club, Phone: 057 9 23940 Mobile 087 2082919 or drop into our office at Unit 6 Shannon Development, Brendan Street, Birr, Co. Offaly.

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.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th July 2016. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see or phone 01 6753690