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

Readings: 14th Sunday of the Church Year

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 2nd 9.30am

7pm   Tom, Susie & Sheila Flynn, Garrycastle.

Sunday 3rd 11.00 am

Monday 4th 7 pm    Marg.,Tom & Tommy Devery, Cuba Avenue.

Tuesday 5th 9.30am
Wednesday 6th 9.30 am

Thursday 7th 9.30 am

Friday 8th 9.30 am


Saturday 9th 9.30 am

7.00 pm   Christina Maloney, The Crescent. (1st Anniv)

Sunday 10th 11 am

First Friday:   Fr. Pierre will finish his calls during the week.

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday €975.

Restoration Collection:     €570  (Target  €700)   Collectors:  Team  E

Readers of the Word:         July       7 p.m.  Luke O’Connor & Cora Stronge Smith

11 a.m.   Maria Curley and Ann Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:     July       7 p.m.  Emer Rigney  11 a.m.  Terry Keenaghan

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning.  “Prayers should be the key in the morning and the lock at night.

Thank You:  Ann Gallagher would like to say a big thank you to all who so generously sponsored her participation in the Women’s Mini Marathon.  The Peter McVerry Trust has acknowledged the monies raised which amounted to €1,079 and which far exceeded Ann’s expectation when undertaking this fundraising event.  The services of the Trust are crucial in helping some of Ireland’s most vulnerable young people to break the cycle of homelessness, enabling them to move towards independent living and full integration into society and this is made possible in no small way by the generosity of people who

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage:  This Thurs. the 2nd of our 7 Thurs. Pilgrimages will be in Banagher.  This week’s theme is to Educate the Young, ”The 2nd Corporal Work of Mercy”.  The prayer service will take place in the St. Rynagh’s National School at 7.30 p.m.  We make a special invitation to parents and children to join us.


7 Ceremonies for the Year of Mercy


Mercy is the Bridge between God and Humanity.  Themes and dates:  

All Ceremonies start at 7.30 p.m.

  1. 7th July    –   Educate the Young, St. Rynagh’s N.S.
  2. 14th July  –    Counsel the Doubtful, Comfort the Sorrowful,


  1. 21st July  –    Convert the Sinner, Beginning with Ourselves,


  1. 28th July –    Give Food to the Hungry, Drink to the Thirsty,

                                            Shannon Harbour.

  1. 4th Aug.  –    Forgive Injuries, Bear Wrongs Patiently,

                                    Church of SS Patrick & Saran, High Street.

  1. 11th Aug. –     Pray for the Living and the Dead,


Thank You:  On behalf of the committee we would like to thank the people of Banagher and the surrounding area for their huge support in our walk for darkness into light we would like to thank everyone who helped in any way.   The amount raised  €16,615. That beats Banagher !!

A Church gate Collection for Sionn Mhara / SAC will be held this weekend. Our local Rowing / Sailing / Sub Aqua club would really appreciate any donations. Rowing & Sailing from the  Swimming Pool each Tues. & Thurs. at 7 p.m. For enquiries, please call or text 087-2537775.

Interested in Training and Working in Healthcare? Offaly Local Development
Company in association with the ETB invites applications for a 6 month full-time QQI (FETAC) Level 5 “Healthcare Support” course commencing in Birr, September 2016.
You are welcome to make informal enquiries to 087 738 5989.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The club are organising an outing to Brú Ború, Cashel on Tues. 26th July, dinner & show €35 per person.   Name & €20 deposit to Bridie  a.s.a.p.  Bus extra.   More details later.

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

Aidan’s Art Academy: Learn exciting new skills, fun and hands on activities, create unique artworks, design your own hand-printed T-shirt.  Ages 6 – 12 years.  Week 1 Belmont Mill 4th to  8th July, Week 2  Ballinahown 11th to 15th July, Week 3 Ferbane 18th to 22nd and Week 4 Banagher 25th to 29th July.  Cost €65.   Family discounts available.  Mon.

Mass in Banagher Cemetery:       Saturday 23rd July     7 p.m.Mass in All Saints Cemetery:        Monday 25th  July      7 p.m.

 Newsletter Notices  for weekends in July to be in by this Wed. eve 6th July.

Computer Summer Camps – West Offaly training.  Children on these camps will use computers for educational, research and fun purposes.  Liquid refreshments, course manual and certificate of participation will be provided.  Cost €25.   Dates:  5th – 8th July, 26th – 29th July and 9th -12th Aug.  Beginners 9.30 – 12.30 p.m. Tues. to Fri., Intermediate 2 – 4.45 p.m. Tues. to Fri.  For more details contact West Offaly Training at 057 9152003

The Tidy Towns group will be monitoring the town over the summer and will award the best kept estate, best kept commercial premises and best kept private dwelling with prizes.   Winners will be announced in August.

Children’s Art & Pottery Summer Camp at Belmont Mill:  Children will get to hand made and decorate pottery.  Other activities include drawing, painting, with a party and talent competition on the final day.  Dates:  July 4th – 8th , 11th – 15th, 18th – 22nd , 25th – 29th.  Ages 4+    Time 10 – 12.30 p.m./2 – 4.30 p.m.   Cost. €55 per child with family discounts available.   Contact Jennifer 087 7991866

Lough Derg is a place of welcome where no one is judged and everyone is equal.  You can begin your three Day Pilgrimage on any day until 13th August.  No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30 a.m. until 3 p.m. 7 days a week until 13th August. Regular pilgrimages throughout the season country wide. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 email:


Less than 3 months to go . Annual Banagher Street Horse Fair 18th of September 2016 .Keeping the  tradition alive . Granted by Royal Charter since the 1600s and in existence  long before