NEWSLETTER – July 31st

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

Readings: 18th 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 30th 9.30am

7pm    Mary & Willie Mahony, Queen Street.

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

Monday 1st 7 pm

Tuesday 2nd 9.30 am
Wednesday 3rd 9.30 am

Thursday 4th 9.30 am

Friday 5th 9.30 am

First Friday 7 pm 

Saturday 6th 9.30am     .

7 pm   Martin & Mary Curran, West End.

Sunday 7th 11 am      Ian Coughlan. (21st Anniv.)

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his calls this Thursday and Friday.

Collectors:  Team   D

Readers of the Word:   August    7 p.m.     Sheila Flynn and Eimear Rigney

11 a.m.   Cliodna Kelleher and Mairéad McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers:  August     7 p.m.     David Nagle

11 a.m.   Caroline McGee

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning. Reason 35     Prayer:  “Mornings are better when you talk to God first”.


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

Church Events during July will be recorded in the newsletter in August.

Parish 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.

Shannon Bank Park – Church Gate Collection next weekend 6th/7th Aug.  Please support.

Cemetery Evening will be celebrated in Clonmacnois Cemetery next Sat.  6th August 2016 at 7.30 p.m.


  7 Ceremonies for the Year of Mercy


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

Ceremonies start at 7.30 p.m.

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

                                    High Street Church.

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


The National Ploughing Championships  really require very little introduction at this stage. As one of Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibitions and Agricultural Trade events the National Ploughing Championships attracts over 1,500 delighted exhibitors and almost 300,000 Attendees. This year’s National Ploughing Championships will take place in September at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.  Showcasing Irish Food, Farming and Culture this event incorporates all sectors of agriculture and rural living from the latest development in Agricultural Machinery to a comprehensive showcase of Livestock Breeds, Animal Husbandry and Management, Motors, Forestry, Bio Energy, Business Management and Regulatory Bodies.

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

Banagher Library opening hours are:  Thurs. 2-5 p.m. & 6 – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. -1 p.m. &  2 – 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

All Open Libraries members can use the library 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. through to Sun. To join as an Open Library member bring photo ID and proof of address to the library during staffed hours. Library books can be returned to any library branch in Offaly. If you wish to renew your books please ring Birr Library on 057 9124950 or Tullamore Library on 057 9346832.



“Sometimes we know what we have to do, but we lack the courage to do it.  Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord.”                                Pope Francis