Newsletter – January 29th

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

Readings: 4th 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 28th 9.30am   Mel Flynn, Main Street.

7pm    Mary McCormack (10th Anniv.)

Sunday 29th   11 am   Brian Graham, Cuba Avenue.
Monday 30th   7 pm     John & Brigid Ellen Daly, Coolfin.

Tuesday 31st 9.30 am
Wednesday 1st    12 Noon    Sr. Bridget’s  60th Jubilee    (Feast of St. Brigid)  

Thursday 2nd       9.30 am  Candlemas Day
Friday 3rd         9.30 am     Feast of St. Blaise     

First Friday   7 pm    Sean Corrigan  (10th Anniv) & Finian Corrigan (14th Anniv)

Saturday 4th  9.30am    Dorrie Bond (8th Anniv.)

7 pm    Molly Burke (6th Anniv)

Sunday 5th    11 am   Ester, Bernard & Peter Higgins & Deceased Family.


Offertory Collection:      Last Sunday  €1,055.00

Restoration Collection:     €620  (Target €700)             Collectors:  Team E

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 will be in the homes of the following families:- 29th – 5th Feb. Kelly Family, 5th – 12th Feb. Regan Family, The Crescent, 12th – 19th Feb. Hough Family, Main St., 19th – 26th Maura Reddin and Grogan Family, Birr Road.   If you wish to take the icon to your home please sign your name on the sheet beside the Mercy Image.

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.

Church Cleaners:  We are very fortunate here in St. Rynagh’s to have a group of dedicated helpers who look after the Church, cleaning and maintaining the building.  We have two groups, each group cleans the Church once a month on a Thurs. at 10 a.m.  We are looking to recruit new members to this list.   You will have to give 1 hour a month.  If

you can be of assistance and would like to volunteer you can give your name to Fr. Pierre or Ann Cox.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Computer Classes will commence in Crank House during the months of January & February. Manual Handling course every Friday. Call Carmel on 057 9152003 for further information.



Local Training Initiatives: Landscape & Horticulture Course (Fetac level 4 award).          St. Rynagh’s College of Further education, Banagher are running the above course for 26 weeks starting in April 2017.  Training will be provided in a range of subjects including: Plant Propagation, Garden Design, Hard Landscaping in Paving, Stonework and bricklaying through a series of practical projects on site and a work placement with an employer, learners will develop the necessary skills to assist them in gaining employment in the industry. For further Information/ details, Please contact 087 6835561

Congratulations to Sr. Bridget L.S.U. Convent who will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary on Wed. 1st of Feb, The Feast of St. Brigid.  We thank her for her 60 years of faithful service as a La Sainte Union Sister and wish her all God’s Blessings for the years ahead.  Mass to mark her Jubilee will be celebrated on Wed. 1st Feb. at 12 noon in

St. Rynagh’s Church.  All welcome to attend.  There will be no 9.30 a.m. Mass that day and Adoration will commence at 1 p.m. and not the usual 10 a.m.

Candlemas Day: On Thurs. 2nd Feb. candles will be blessed for use in homes and in the Parish.  If you wish to have candles blessed you can leave them on the table in the Church during the week.

Feast of St. Blaise on Fri. 3rd Feb.  Blessing of Throats will take place at 9.30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass

Banagher Men’s Shed 2017 are now up and running.  A committee has been elected and a premises secured for activities. Several ideas are being investigated, as a programme is being drawn up for the year. New members most welcome. Contact Brendan Larkin, 087 1245581, Tony Cormican at Mullin’s Dry Cleaners or James Scully 085 7107569

Banagher Ladies Club Meeting on Wed. 1st Feb. at 8.30 p.m. at the old school hall. Our talk will be on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.  All welcome.

Lost a small black Rosary Beads in the vicinity of the Church.  If found please leave into the Sacristy.

The Committee of Banagher, Cloghan Branch of Offaly Hospice Foundation acknowledges with grateful thanks €150 from Liffey Mills, proceeds from a recent fundraiser

Thanks to all concerned for your support for this worthy cause.

An Information meeting about the Permanent Diaconate will take place in Ballinasloe Family Centre, near health Centre, town side of Portiuncula Hospital, this Mon. 30th Jan 8 – 10 p.m.  All Welcome.

St. Rynagh’s G.A.A. Club are presently compiling a History of the Club from 1961 – to date.  We are urgently looking for photos & memorabilia.  If you have any items contact Alo 087 1227669.  All items will be returned, as soon as possible.  Thank you.

For Sale Pansies in flower & Spring Bedding now available at “Sleepy Hollow” Banagher.

057 9151273.



Parents/Guardians wishing to enrol infants for September in St. Rynagh’s National School are asked to contact the Principal during the week 057 9151419.



Remembrance Service on Mon. 6th Feb. 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in Portiuncula University Hospital Chapel, Galway. This is a Service for parents who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Catholic Schools Week will take place from 29th Jan to 4th Feb. and special educational resources have been prepared to support students and teachers at primary and at post-primary level.  This year’s theme, ‘Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home’.  A dedicated Facebook page called ‘Catholic Schools Week’ shares resources and information about local events around the country and it offers useful analysis on Catholic education