Newsletter – September 18th

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

Readings: 25th 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 17th 9.30am   James & Teresa Cannon, Timolin.

7pm Jimmy Fitzgerald, Curraghavarna.

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

Monday 19th 7 pm

Tuesday 20th 9.30 am  Tom Higgins (1st Anniv.)
Wednesday 21st 9.30 am

Thursday 22nd 9.30 am  Tom & Ann Ivory, Main Street.

Friday 23rd 9.30 am

Saturday 24th 9.30am

7 pm   Frank Whelehan, Coofin. (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 25th  11 am   Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna


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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of Freda Ward, Eyrecourt,

sister-in-law of Mary Hughes, Cuba.  May she rest in peace.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €1,174.00

Restoration Collection:     €650   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  A

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

Cemetery Development:  Work on laying of concrete paths has started and will continue for the next 2 weeks.  The cemetery committee apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Banagher Utd. F.C.  Under 8s & U 9s Soccer Training for boys and girls.  U 8s born 2009 and U 9s born 2008Training commences on Sat. 24th Sept. at 10.45 to 12 o’clock, Middle Road, Banagher.  For more info. contact Gerry 087 6117362.

Banagher Bridge Club will resume in Crank House on Mon. 26th Sept. at 7.45 p.m. New members welcome.

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.

Banagher Active Retirement Club: Next meeting Tues. 20th Sept. 2 – 4.30 p.m.  *Trip to Arklow on Sun. 2nd Oct. 3 nights – a further payment of €50 required at Tues. meeting.  A few places available, names to Bridie or Mary as soon as possible.

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.

West Offaly Comhaltas lessons commencing Friday the 23rd of September. Class numbers will be limited and all students must have registered in order to attend classes on Sept 23rd. Students must be 6 years or over and new students will be limited to one instrument per term. Please Note:  All instruments on loan Must be returned ASAP. For any further enquirers please contact (087) 103 2859.

For Sale:  Winter Violas in full bloom now available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross, 057 9151273.

Banagher Horse Fair this Sun. 18th September 2016.  Keeping the tradition alive. One of Ireland’s oldest fairs.  We would like to welcome anyone visiting our parish for the Annual Horse Fair.

Art Auction, Music & Food in aid of “One in Four Sexual Abuse counselling service” in Hough’s Pub on 24th Sept.  Please support.

Brownies will resume as follows:- Cuba Brownie Pack on Mon. 19th Sept. 6.30 – 7.45 p.m. St. Rynagh’s Brownie Pack on Tues. 20th Sept. 6.30 – 7.45 p.m.  Both groups in Banagher Community Centre, Cuba Avenue.  New members welcome

Give Rugby A Try:  Mini Rugby, Boys and Girls (6-12 years) welcome.  10.30 a.m. Sun. 25th Sept. at Birr RFC, Moorpark, Birr. (Gum shields and football boots must be worn).

Eyrecourt Agricultural Show and Family Fun Day (Eyrecourt, Co. Galway) takes place this Sun. 18th Sept.   A great Family day out.


Some people come in your life as blessings.

Some come in your life as lessons.  Mother Teresa

 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.