Newsletter – November 20th

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

Readings: 34th 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 19th 9.30am  Garry Hyland.

7pm   Ned  McCormack

Sunday 20th   11 am  Mary Walton
Monday 21st 7 pm  Mary McDermott.                Feast of St. Rynagh

Tuesday 22nd 9.30 am  Ned McCormack, Middle Road
Wednesday 23rd 9.30 am           

Thursday 24th 9.30 am
Friday 25th 9.30 am  Special Intention.

Saturday 26th 9.30am   Kieran Coakley & Pat, John, Dolores & Paddy Flannery

7 pm     Billy & Rinagh Dalton

Sunday 27th 11 am   Liam Woods, Cuba Avenue (7th Anniv.)

Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday & Holy Day €1,117.00

Restoration Collection:     €700   (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team E

Readers of the Word:   Nov.    7 p.m.  Ursula Finnegan & Pauline Scales

11 a.m.  Kathleen Kelly and Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers:  Nov.    7 p.m.   Damian Keenaghan   11 a.m.  Marie Donohoe

Offertory Envelopes:  There are a few areas not yet delivered, Cuba Ave. – New House, Curraghavarna, West End, Portavolla, Lr. Main Street & Cuba/Coolfin.   If you would like to help deliver them you can call into the Sacristy after Mass.

The Mercy Icon.  If you wish to receive the Icon you can place your family name on the sheet in the Church.  Nov. 20th – 27th Quirke Family Nov. 27th – 4th Dec. Hynes Family and 4th –11th Dec. McGee Family.

6.30 a.m. Morning Prayer continues each morning.  The month of November will remember in a special way all our deceased family members

Banagher Ladies Club will have their Christmas night out in Hennessy’s, Ferbane on 2nd Dec. at 8 p.m.   A mini bus will be available. Please contact committee members if you want to book a seat on the bus. The cost is €25.


The Banagher Branch of the Irish Red Cross would like to invite members of the public who have an interest in learning First Aid to contact us and see what we’re about.  Red Cross volunteers range from Frist Aiders to EMTs and provide medical cover at many local and national events as well as knowing what to do in an emergency in the family or wider community.  If interested please contact Gary on 087 2873157 or email for more details.

Feast Day of St. Rynagh: Mon. 21st Nov. is the Feast of St. Rynagh, Patron Saint of our Parish.  A special Mass in her honour will be said on Mon. at 7 p.m.  We invite you to join us in this Mass of thanksgiving and petition.

St. Rynagh’s Parish Christmas Mass Cards are now on sale in Super Valu and Flynn’s shops.  All those who receive a card will be included in the Masses in the parish over the Christmas Season.  There are a number of cards to choose from.  Each card costs €1.50.  They are also on sale after every Mass.

S.V.D.P. Coffee/Tea Day:  The Active Retirement Group and the Ladies Club will host a Coffee/Tea Day in aid of Banagher S.V.D.P in The Presbytery from 1.30 – 4 p.m. on Wed. 30th Dec.  The event will include a cake sale and raffle.  All are very welcome.

Youthreach are hosting a talk on HOW TO RELATE TO YOUR TEENAGER with guest
speaker Mr. William Egan (Lecturer) on Thurs. 8th Dec. 2016 from 7pm- 8.30 .p.m.
at Banagher Youthreach, Main Street, Banagher, Co.Offaly   All Welcome. Contact Celina 085 8773755 Further details.

Men’s Shed:    A meeting with a view to setting up a “Men’s Shed” in Banagher will take place on Thurs. 24th Nov. at 2.45 p.m. in Crank House, Main Street.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The 1st  Draw 1st  prize €150  Darren Nevin,  2nd €100  Liam Cullinan 3rd €50 Catherine Moran. 4th €25 Mary Flynn, Cloghan, 5th €10  Pauline Ryan and 6th €10 Michael Rigney.

Casual Dancing every Thurs. night in The Railway Bar at 9.45 p.m.  Music by Puca Lane. Come along enjoy the dancing and music.

Cemetery Visits:  Winter – Spring pansies & Violas in special coloured pots available at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher.  057 9151273.


West Offaly Comhaltas AGM Tues. 22nd Nov.  in the Crank House, Banagher at 8 p.m.

Banagher Drama Group present ‘It Runs in the Family’ a comedy by Ray Cooney and directed by Marita Fogarty in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education Thursday, Friday,
Saturday 24th, 25th, 26th November at 8 p.m. A great night of laughs guaranteed. To book phone: 087 4561569 booking essential.

Clonfert Christmas Bazaar takes place on Sun. 27th Nov. at 5 p.m.  All are welcome.

Lusmagh Drama Group present “Anyone Can Rob a Bank” in Lusmagh Hall on the 1st,

2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec. at 8 p.m.  Booking Mon./Fri. 6 – 9 p.m. 087 4162169.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:  Well done to Marian Silke who did a great job representing us at the Queen of the Land Festival in Tullamore last weekend.  Club meeting on Mon. 28th Nov. at 9 p.m. in Kelly’s pub, Belmont. New members are always welcome. Club Christmas Party takes place on Sat. 10th Dec. – keep the date in mind!

Sale of Work – Birr Community Nursing Unit on Sun. 27th Nov. 1.30 – 4 p.m.  Sale includes Bumper Raffle, Bric A Brac, etc.  All proceeds to benefit ‘Friends of B.C.N.U. For further info. contact o57 9123212 or 057 9123227.

Laois and offaly Education & Training Board are offering a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 course in Birr for over 35’s. This is a full-time, 39 week course with a focus on employment. For further information please contact 057 9349418 or email

Introduction of Ministry of Parish Catechist and of Permanent Deacons: Further info. on the Ministry of Parish Catechist is available from Fr Nigel Charles, Boherquill, Lismacaffrey, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 043 668 5847,   

Further info. on the Order of Deacon is available from Fr Aidan Ryan, Ballinahown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  090 643 0124. Email:   Also at the following website: