Newsletter August 28th

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

Readings: 22nd 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 27th 9.30am    Larry Dolan, The Hill.

7pm    Monica Garvey, Cushcallow.

Sunday 28th  11 am  Edward Conneely, Main Street

Monday 29th 7 pm  Mick & Nellie Grogan & Dunne Family, Garbally

Tuesday 3oth 9.30 am
Wednesday 31st 9.30 am   Ellen Kelly.

Thursday 1st 9.30 am

Friday 2nd 9.30 am

First Friday 7 pm    Frank O’Connell, Garbally.  (7th Anniv.)

Saturday 3rd 9.30am

7 pm   Nora Egan, & Deceased family members, Ballivor.

Sunday 4th 11 am   Baby Alana Alice Madden (1st Anniv.)

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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Moira Hogan, Cloghan, mother of

Michael Hogan.  May she rest in peace.


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


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday and Holy Day  €1,146.00

Restoration Collection:     €480   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:   Sept.    7 p.m.   Terry Keenaghan & Maria Donohoe

11 a.m.    Muireann Windsor McGlynn and Kevin Rigney.

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.    7 p.m.     Paddy Scales       11 a.m.   Fergal McMahon


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 39 Prayer:  “Pray not because you need something, but because you have a lot to thank God for.

Sr. Helen will speak at all Masses this weekend to let us know how her mission in Haiti is progressing and to ask our continued support.

Banagher Drama Group: The A.G.M.  will be held on Fri. 2nd Sept. at 8 p.m. in St Rynagh’s College of Further Education.  All are welcome.   New members more than welcome!

Schools Reopen

Best of luck to all the students returning to school or starting school for the first time over the coming days.

St. Rynagh’s National School reopens for all pupils this Thursday 1st September 2016.

Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna: Opening Dates – Monday 29th August: Leaving Certs / LCA2 / Junior Certs & JCA3 return.   Tuesday 30th Aug.  LC1 / LCA1 / 2nd Years return. Monday 5th Sept. TY/Repeat LC & PLC Students return.

Lost:  Turf Fork lost on Coolfin Road.  If any information contact 9151153.

The Ganley School of Irish Dancing resumes classes in Heritage Hall, Ferbane on Mon. 5th Sept. at 6 p.m. for beginners and 6.45 p.m. for advanced dancers.  Adult classes available in Athlone and Moate.  Any queries contact Joe on 087 6473497 or Ganley Irish Dancing on Facebook.

Thank You:  Patrick Mongan would like to thank all those who sponsored and took part in the 5 km walk on Sun. 14th Aug. in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.  Total amount raised was €816.19.  A special thank you to Super Valu, Banagher & to Carmel Banks.

Karate Classes will recommence in Eyrecourt Hall on Thurs. 1st Sept. and are open to both adults and children over 7 yrs.  The classes cater for complete beginners to advanced students wishing to train for fitness, self-defence, traditional of competition Karate.  Coaches are qualified at National and International level.  New members always welcome.  Call in during class time 7 – 8.30 p.m. any Thurs. evening or contact John 086 8621747.

Course vacancies: The National Learning Network, Athlone currently have vacancies on our Vocational Training Programmes. If you are unemployed, have experienced a personal setback, illness or disability and need support in your life and career – our specialised programmes may be for you or someone you know. We aim to give you the confidence and skills to explore new opportunities for your future employment and life fulfilment.  Qualifications can be gained at your own pace whilst retaining your existing welfare benefits.  Contact Martin at 090 6441260 or Emily on 086 0455518 /090 6479293

Annual Banagher Horse Fair 18th of September 2016.  Keeping the tradition alive.

Weddings:  Congratulations to Elaine Gallagher, Curraghavarna and Liam McCormack, Esker;   Gabrielle Louise Kavanagh, Birr Road and Damien Joe Cox, Eyrecourt, who were all married recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

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.

Baptism:  We welcome into the Christian Community Ronan Duignan, Cuba Ave. & Canada.