Newsletter – August 21st

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

Readings: 21st 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 20th 9.30am

7pm    Kathleen Kennedy, St. Rynagh’s Terrace.

Sunday 21st  11 am   Tony McGee.

Monday 22nd 7 pm  Michael Langtry, Curraghavarna.  (2nd Anniv.)

Tuesday 23rd 9.30 am
Wednesday 24th 9.30 am

Thursday 25th 9.30 am

Friday 26th 9.30 am   Elizabeth & Patrick Higgins, Harbour Cross.

Saturday 27th 9.30am     .Larry Dolan, The Hill.

7 pm   Monica Garvey, Cushcallow

Sunday 28th 11 am   Edward Conneely, Main Street.


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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Breege Kelly, Kilconnell, sister-in-law

                of Bridie Mahon.  May she rest in peace.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €917

Restoration Collection:     €448   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  B

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

Newsletters:  Due to the falling income to the Parish we are forced to make a number of cut backs.  One of the areas will be the number of newsletters for the Masses.  From the beginning of Sept. newsletters will be put out before the Masses and not on Fridays as has been the tradition.

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. each morning. Reason 38 Prayer:  “God can do more in a second than we can do for ourselves in a lifetime.

Sr. Helen Ryder:  We welcome home Sr. Helen for a few weeks rest.  Next weekend 27th/28th Sr. Helen will speak at Mass, letting us know how her work in Haiti is progressing and seeking your continued support in her mission.

Congratulations to all our Leaving Cert. Students on their Leaving Cert. results.

Grave Diggers:  It has been a long held and worthy tradition in this Parish that the grave of a member of the Parish would be dug by community members.  The number of people available to dig the grave has become small over recent years and so in order to continue this tradition we are looking for Parishioners to put their names on a list to help dig the grave.  When a grave is to be dug everyone will receive a text.  If you are free to help on the day you would be very welcome.  You will not be asked or expected to be available to dig all graves.  If you are interested give your name to Fr. Pierre.

St. Rynagh’s Hurling and Camogie Club: Music & Dancing with Louise Morrissey & her band with special guest Olivia Douglas in Banagher College on Friday 26th August at 8.30pm. Tickets €15 
This year’s Readings from The Pallet takes place on Fri. 26th August in Corrigan’s Corner House, Poets and Friends welcome.

Midlands Drama School  –  SINGING CLASSES now enrolling for our new term in our four branches; •Tullamore •Portlaoise •Kilcormac •Edenderry.   We cater for children and adults, private and group ensemble classes.  To enrol contact Lorraine Wynne 087-2924719 or visit   Classes incorporate all aspects of song, taught by qualified teachers.

Banagher Library August Opening Hours are Thursday 2 – 5 p.m. & 6  – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. -1 p.m.  & 2 – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   All Open Libraries members can use the library 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Monday through to Sunday. 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 0579124950 or Tullamore Library on 0579346832.

The Irish Society for Autism is holding its Annual Church Gate Coll.  this  Sat./Sun. 20th/21st Aug.  Please support.

Landscape & Horticulture Course (Fetac level 4 Award). St Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher are running the above course for 26 weeks starting in September 2016. Through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in this industry. For further information /details, please contact 087 683 5561.

St. Rynagh’s National School reopens for all pupils on Thursday 1st Sept. 2016.

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.