Newsletter – Sept 11th

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

Readings: 24th 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 10th 9.30am    Sante Perna & Italia Massaroni. (1st Anniv.)

7pm   George Kelly, Harbour Cross.

Sunday 11th  11 am   John Hough, Main Street.

Monday 12th 7 pm  Kevin Martin, Garrycastle (Month’s Memory)

Tuesday 13th 9.30 am
Wednesday 14th 9.30 am

Thursday 15th 9.30 am   St. Rynagh’s N.S. School Mass.  All parents welcome

Friday 16th 9.30 am

Saturday 17th 9.30am   James & Teresa Cannon, Timolin.

7 pm   Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna.

Sunday 18th 11 am   Patty Hayes, Main Street. Veronica Healy, Main Street (1st Anniv.)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,187

Restoration Collection:     €610   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  D

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:  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 we pray for a particular intention.

Mon. –   The sick in our families and parish.

Tues. –   The young.

Wed. –   Families.

Thurs. – Vocations to the religious life.

Fri. –      The people of Banagher.

Sat. –     Thanksgiving for all the blessings received.

Cemetery Development:  As part of the ongoing development of Banagher Cemetery the committee have decided to lay new concrete paths around the cemetery grounds.  It is hoped that the work will commence this coming week and continue for a couple of weeks.  We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.

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.

Epilepsy Ireland annual collection takes place next weekend 17/18th Sept.  Please support

The Banagher, Cloghan & Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice Foundation acknowledges with grateful thanks the very generous donation of €1,100 proceeds from Social Dancing at The Railway Bar, bringing the total to €1,805.  Sincere appreciation to all concerned for your continued support.

For Sale:  Winter Violas in full bloom now available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross,

057 9151273.

Banagher Parent and Toddler Group has resumed every Tuesday from 10.30-12 p.m. in the Community Centre for all children from babies to pre-school age and for all carers of children. Cost €2 per morning includes light refreshments.

Irish traditional Music:   If you sing or play an instrument please come along to an informal get together in the Railway Bar Wed. evenings 7-9 p.m. commencing Wed. 14th Sept.  All welcome.

Offaly Hospice Foundation Annual Coffee Morning takes place on Thurs. 15th
Sept.   If you would like to host a coffee morning please contact Mary on 0579328634 or 086 8595046 or email

Coffee Morning – Thurs. 15th Sept. at Philip & Helen Flannery’s 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Please support.

Irish Dance Classes will resume in Banagher Community Centre this Wed. 14th Sept. at 2.45 p.m.  New beginners welcome.  Contact Gráinne 086 3567091.

Banagher Drama Group A.G.M. took place on Fri. 2nd Sept. and new officers of the committee were elected. There will be a reading of our 2016 play (a comedy directed by Marita Fogarty) on Wed. 14th  Sept. in St Rynagh’s College of Further Ed at 8 p.m. Banagher Drama Group are looking for new members of all ages to be part of our group whether it’s on stage or backstage all help is appreciated.

Annual Banagher Horse Fair 18th Sept. 2016. Keeping the tradition alive.  One of Irelands oldest Fairs.

The French club recommences in Birr Rugby club on Thurs. 22nd Sept. This is a fun French programme for primary school children with an emphasis on the spoken word. Classes are taught through the medium of song, role-play, games and activities. Ages 4 to 12 years. For more information contact Marie Brady on 087 4154983 after 4 p.m. or text your name to this number.

Baptisms:  We welcome into the Christian Community Cian Clancy, Garraí Ard;  Harry & Daniel Quinn, Curraghavarna;  Nathan O’Rourke, Cushcallow