NEWSLETTER – 24th July


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

Readings: 17th 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 23rd 9.30am

7pm   Cemetery Mass Colin Guinan, Main Street.   (3rd Anniv.)

Sunday 24th

Monday 25th 7 pm

Tuesday 26th 9.30am    Sean Davis. (2nd Anniv.)
Wednesday 27th 9.30 am

Thursday 28th 9.30 am

Friday 29th 9.30 am

Saturday 30th 9.30am     Mary & Willie Mahony, Queen Street.

Sunday 31st 11 am   Martin & Bridget Lyons & Deceased Family.

Collectors:  Team   C

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

11 a.m.   Maria Curley & Ann Hughes

Eucharistic Ministers:     July    7 p.m.      Emer Rigney

11 a.m.   Terry Keenaghan

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning. Reason 34 “Prayer  is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.

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 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

Banagher Active Retirement Club: The club has organised a trip to Bru Boru, Cashel this Tues. July 26th.  The bus leaves from the library square at 4 p.m.

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.

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:

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:  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.


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

                                            Shannon Harbour.

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

                                    High Street Church.

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



Chiropody Clinic:   Birr Portumna road, ten minutes from Banagher, home visits and evening appointments available. For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan 086-3532672.

“Women have much to tell us …  Women are capable of seeing things in a different angle.  Women can pose questions that we men cannot understand.”     Pope Francis