Newsletter – 25th September

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

Readings: 26th 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 24th 9.30am

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

Sunday 25th  11 am  Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna.

Monday 26th 7 pm

Tuesday 27th 9.30 am
Wednesday 28th 9.30 am

Thursday 29th 9.30 am

Friday 30th 9.30 am

Saturday 1st 9.30am

7 pm   James Regan (41st Anniv.) & Sean Regan (1st Anniv.)

Sunday 2nd 11 am   Kieran & Margaret Kelly, daughters Ann & Freda & son John.


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

                Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Flannery, who died 17th March

2016 in U.S.A., son of Miriam and the late Joe Flannery, formerly Banagher and

Clononey.  Internment of John’s ashes and graveside prayers in High Street

Cemetery on Sat. 1st Oct. at 12 noon.   May he rest in peace.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday   €930.00

Restoration Collection:     €510   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team  B

Readers of the Word:   Oct.    7 p.m.   Sr. Margaret and Paul Quirke

11 a.m.    Caroline McGee and Liam Broderick

Eucharistic Ministers:  Sept.  7 p.m.     Maria Kelly   11 a.m.  Jim Windsor McGlynn

Pastoral Council Meeting this Thursday 29th Sept. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

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

Recent Important Publication: Copies of “Dan Edwards – the Life and Times of a Craftsman and Artist” by well-known local historian Declan Ryan are now available in Feeney’s Newsagent, Main Street.  Cost €20.   The book beautifully produced by Brosna Press, Ferbane, recounts the extraordinary life of the 91 year old native of clonfanlough, Clonmacnois and includes a most interesting chapter on Edwards’ work in St. Rynagh’s Church and throughout the Shannon Harbour and Banagher area.

The Offaly Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities will host a church gate collection this weekend of 24/25 September. All money collected goes to fund programming in Offaly for people with intellectual disability. Thank you in advance! For more information about Offaly ID please ring  085 8607350.

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.

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

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

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).



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.


Wedding: Congratulations to Caroline Egan, Curraghavarna and David Sheffield, Dublin, who were married recently in St. Rynagh’s Church.

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.

St. Mel’s Cathedral Choir – CD recording of music for Mass of Re-dedication of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford is available from: Dennistons & Farrell Coy, Centenary Square, Tel: 043 3328794 and the Presbytery, Longford. Cost €10.00.