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

Readings: Pentecost 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

Saturday 14th 9.30am

7pm   Regina Duggan/Fitzgerald.

Sunday 15th 8.30 am   Joe & Eileen O’Brien
11.30am Gerald Walton.
Monday 16th 7 pm   Kieran & Bridget Rigney.
Wednesday 18th 9.30 amTuesday 17th 9.30 am

Thursday 19th 9.30 am

Friday 20th 9.30 am

Saturday 21st 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Mary White (1st. Anniv) & Richard White (22nd Anniv.)

Sunday 22nd 8.30am

11.30 am   Thomas & Francis Moylan, Rapemills.

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

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lily Kirwan, Dublin, formerly of Clongowney.  May she rest in peace.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,040.

Restoration Collection:     €523 (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  C

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 25  “ To let God be a source of strength for you”.


New Readers & Eucharistic Ministers Lists are available in the Church.


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

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

Wednesday Adoration:  For the past 7 years we have Adoration in the Church each Wed. from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.  I would like to thank all those who have faithfully come to spend an hour in prayer each week.  Over the past few months a number of gaps in Adoration have occurred mainly from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.  People get caught with various issues as is understandable.  To ensure continued Adoration we are hoping to recruit new Adorers especially from 11 – 3 p.m.  If you would be able to give one hour a week we would invite you to sign your name on the timetable in the main aisle at the hour that would suit you.  Once again thank you to all those who faithfully spend an hour in prayer.

Found:  Smith & Mahony Glasses.   Can be got in The Sacristy.

Bronte Talk this Sunday 15th May 6 p.m. in Crank House: The acclaimed Bronte expert and Yorkshire guide Mr. Johnnie Briggs will give an entertaining and colourful talk entitled *The Story of the Brontes this Sunday 15th May at 6 p.m. in Crank House. EVERYBODY IS WELCOME.  This is the final event in this year “That Beats Banagher Festival”. Many thanks for all your support.

Learn to Jive on Monday evening in St. Rynagh’s N.S. 8.30 – 10 p.m.  Contact Alan on 085 7036116 for further details.

Free Electrical Recycling Days:  Ballycumber, Community Centre – Tues. 17th May 10 – 4 p.m. and Banagher, The West End Car Park – Thurs. 19th May 10 – 4 p.m.

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.

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

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

Open Day of Offaly Community Supports for Disabilities  will take place on Mon. 23rd May 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 .p.m. in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

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.

The Banagher United Summer Strikers Camp will take place from Mon. 4th until Fri. 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.

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.


For Sale:  Spring – Summer Colour:-  Bedding Plants, Baskets, Pots, Window Boxes, Tomato Plants all available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross.  057 9151273

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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.