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

Readings:  The Holy Trinity

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 21st 9.30am

7pm   Mary White (1st. Anniv) & Richard White (22nd Anniv.)

Sunday 22nd 8.30 am
11.30am  Thomas & Francis Moylan, Rapemills
Monday 23rd 7 pm  Jim & Mary Finnegan

Tuesday 24th 9.30am
Wednesday 25th 9.30 am    Special Intention

Thursday 26th 9.30 am

Friday 27th 9.30 am

Saturday 28th 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Alan Quirke, Upper Main Street.

Sunday 29th 8.30am    Willie Moran, Queen St. (1st Anniv.)

11.30 am   Francis & May Horan & deceased family member.

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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Teresa (Tess) Kelly, Main Street.

May she rest in peace.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €1,060.

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

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 26  “To be in God’s presence in all simplicity, without any tension”.

Banagher Cemetery:  Work for 2016 has commenced with the spraying of the paths for weeds.  The first grass cutting of the season will take place this coming week.  The committee plan to continue with the upgrading of the cemetery during the year.  The


The 9th World Meeting of Families:  Pope Francis has chosen Ireland to host the 9th World Meeting of Families during 2018.   The date and theme of the Meeting will be announced by Pope Francis himself.  In 2018 the 9th World Meeting of Families is expected to attract thousands of Catholic families from around the globe to Ireland.  It is hoped that this very special pastoral initiative will present all of us in the Church with the opportunity and the challenge to renew, support and strengthen Irish families in their commitment to their faith.  Hosting a global event of this size requires a huge amount of planning for the World Meeting of Families in Ireland.  To support the hosting of the event we intend to hold three national church collections, the first of which will take place on the weekend of 28/29th May.  The remaining collections will take place in 2017 and 2018.  Please visit for more details.   The World Meeting of Families was a pastoral initiative of St. John Paul II.   Held every three years and coordinated by the Pontifical Council for the Family, it is the largest universal gathering of Catholic families and brings together families from all over the world in faith and celebration.

Wedding:  Congratulations to Kevin Duffy, Cuba Avenue and Claire Ryan, Birr who were married recently in Birr.

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

Women’s Mini Marathon: On 6th June Ann Gallagher will be participating in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon to raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust which is a charity working with Dublin’s young homeless people through homeless services, drug treatment and U18 residential services.  Ann has a sponsorship card and any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Ann can be contacted on 087 1326150.

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 next week on Tue. morning 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.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The next club meeting is on Tues. 24th May  2 – 4.30 p.m. Ann Flannery Comerford & the Retirement Club thank all most sincerely for the help & support at their recent fundraising Coffee Afternoon for Uganda/Irish Project . The amount raised was €1,240.   Ann will travel to Uganda in late June /early July & spend time in Ester’s special need’s school.

Bealtaine Festival:   An evening of music and song will be held on Fri. 27th May at 9 p.m. in Eyrecourt Social Services Centre.    Entertainment provided by local talent of all ages.   Also Art Exhibition on Sat 28th at 9 p.m. commencing with cheese and wine reception.  Exhibits from local art class under direction of local artist Martin Staunton. All Welcome.

Banagher United Soccer Club AGM will be held in the Community Centre on Sat. 11th June at 8 p.m. All welcomeBanagher United Summer Camp Registration will take place at Flynn’s Super Valu, Main Street Sat. 28th May from 10 – 12 p.m.

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.

Annual Cemetery Collection Envelopes will be distributed during the coming weeks.  All money collected is used to maintain and develop the cemetery.

Clonfert Cemetery Mass will be held on Wed. 22nd June 2016 at 7.30 p.m.


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.

Community Games Sports Day in St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. Field this Thurs. 26th May.  Registration 5.30 p.m.  First Race at 6 p.m.  All welcome.

Free Jobseekers Support Service now available for you! Our next Programme commences 30th  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.