Newsletter – January 8th

Web Address www.strynaghschurch.ie

frpierre@strynaghschurch.ie
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: Mary, The Baptism of the Lord

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 7th 9.30am     Rose Riccoboni.

7pm    Eileen Dolan, Cushcallow. (2nd Anniv.)

Sunday 8th     11 am   Johnny O’Brien, Ard Abhainn. (5th Anniv.)
Monday 9th   7 pm     Peter, Phyllis & P.J. McCormack.

Tuesday 10th 9.30 am
Wednesday 11th    9.30 am

Thursday 12th       9.30 am
Friday 13th         9.30 am

Saturday 14th  9.30am

                          7 pm   Ambrose Hughes, Harbour Road.

Sunday 15th    11  am  Marie Rigney, Cushcallow.

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the soul of Pat (Patricia) Ryan, Derrysallagh, Birr, sister of
Bernadette Lyons, Main Street. May she rest in peace.

First Friday: Fr. Pierre will make his house calls this Friday 13th Jan.

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,102.00

Restoration Collection: €485 (Target €700) Collectors: Team B

Readers of the Word: Jan. 7 p.m. Luke O’Connor and Cora Stronge Smith
11 a.m. Róisín McMahon and Mark Kenny

Eucharistic Ministers: Jan. 7 p.m. Ann McIntyre 11 a.m. Margaret Daly

The Mercy Pilgrim Icon If you wish to take the icon to your home please sign your name on the sheet beside the Mercy Image.

Priests Christmas Dues: A sincere thanks to those who contributed to the Priest Dues Collection. This money goes to the upkeep and living expenses of the Priests.

Morning Prayer 6.30 a.m. We begin each day at 6.30 a.m. with silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We pray for families, the sick, the young. Why not make a new year’s resolution not about the body, but about the soul.

Schools: All Schools re-open this Monday 10th Jan. after the Christmas Break.

Children’s Choir CD now on sale. You can purchase a copy in the Church or in local shops over the coming weeks.

Banagher Graveyard Committee: We are making a fresh appeal to members of the community to consider joining the Graveyard Committee for a 2 year period only. To date we have only one new member to replace the 5 who finished their term. It will be a pity if the work done to date returns to the former disgraceful conditions. Please consider giving 2 years. You can give your name to Fr. Pierre.

Banagher Active Retirement Club resumes on Tues. 10th Jan. from 2-4.30 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you all then. Our Annual Dinner in Dooley’s Hotel is on Fri. 27th Jan. Wishing all our members a very happy New Year.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra: Our 1st club meeting of 2017 will take place in Flynn’s, Banagher on Mon. 9th Jan. at 9 p.m. If interested in coming along to see what Macra is all about, contact our club Chairperson Sarah Jane Egan on 085 1036705

Chiropody Clinic will be attending Banagher Health Centre on Fri 13th Jan. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general and diabetic foot care. Home clinic and house calls available by contacting Emma on 086 1901247.

Karate Classes will recommence in Eyrecourt Hall on Thurs. 12th Jan. Beginners welcome to start any Thurs. night. Classes are suitable for adults and children over 7 years, beginners through to advanced students. Instructors are qualified National and International Coaches. For more info. contact 086 8621747. Class times 7 – 8.30 p.m.

Unwanted Christmas Gifts: These can be given to either the St. Vincent de Paul shop in Birr or to the Sue Ryder Shop, Main St., Birr.

Offaly County Council is delighted to announce that Offaly 1916/2016: A film record of the Commemorative year’s events DVD is now available to purchase. Costing €15 the DVD contains the film, commissioned by Offaly County Council, and produced by Aura Productions, capturing a diverse range of commemorative events held throughout the county’s towns and villages. It includes many of the civic ceremonies, exhibitions, theatrical and film productions, and other cultural events held during the year. Bonus features include footage of the 1966 Parade in Tullamore and extracts from the programme’s flagship event ‘Offaly 100′ a Ceremony of Commemoration and Centenary Concert. The DVD is available from county libraries, council buildings (Aras an Chontae, Municipal Districts of Tullamore/Birr/Edenderry) and online from the Offaly Historical Society Website www.offalyhistory.com/shop/books/offaly-1916-2016-commemorative-dvd

Used Stamps for Charity: The ISPCC receives less than 10% government funding, yet we are the only organisation in Ireland providing a 24 hour listening support service for children and young people. You can help us support our services by turning your used stamps into money. All you need do is to put your used stamps into an envelope and send to: ISPCC, 29 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. There’s no need to lift them off the envelope, but if you have time to trim them leave a 1cm margin all around. Even a little stamp can make a big difference.

Banagher Review is on sale in local shops €13.

Cloghan Calendar 2017 now available in local shops. Cost €10.

New Eucharistic Ministers List & Readers List available in the Church.