25th Sunday of the Year – September 23rd

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions each Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time.

Adoration: Wed. 10.00 am – 9.00 pm. All are welcome to come and spend a while with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 22nd 9.30 am
7.00 pm Tom Ivory, Main Street
Sunday 23rd 8.30 am Terence & Mary Doorly, Claremount
11.30 am James Moran, Cuba Avenue
Monday 24th 7.00 pm Sr. Vera Hogan  (Month’s Memory)
Tuesday 25th 9.30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 26th 9.30 am Mary Kelly
Thursday 27th 9.30 am
Friday 28th 9.30 am Special Intention
Saturday 29th 9.30 am Eileen Milne
7.00 pm Paddy Madden, Curraghavarna
Sunday 30th 8.30 am Mary Barton, West End.  (14th Anniv.)
11.30 am

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John McCormack, Esker, nephew of Joe McCormack, The Hill.  May he rest in peace.

Group: Team B

Collectors: Team C

Offertory Collections:  Last Sunday €1,107.00

Restoration Collection: €625 (Target €700)  Thanks to all who contributed.

Readers of the Word: September
7.00 pm Ger Woods and Paul Quirke
8.30 am  Ger Fogarty and Mark Kenny
11.30 am Marie Donohoe and Mairéad McMahon

Eucharistic Ministers: September
7.00 pm Ann Gallagher and Paddy Scales
8.30 am  Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am   Kay Hayes Hickey & Damian Keenaghan

Pastoral Council & Liturgy Group: A meeting of both groups will take place this Mon. Sept. 24th at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Monster Auction:The proposed new Banagher Youth Facility are well advanced in their plans to provide a dedicated youth facility for Banagher and surrounding area. We are in the process of raising funds to meet our contribution to the buildings costs. A Monster Auction will take place on Sat. 29th Sept. in the industrial units, Lusmagh Road at 2 p.m. If you have any items you would like to donate for the auction you can contact Fr. Pierre or one of the committee members, their names are on the flyers you should have received in your letterbox or you can check the poster in the town.

Congratulations & Best of Luck the St. Rynagh’s U14, Intermediated and Senior Hurlers on their recent success.  We wish them all the best for the Finals.

Congratulations to St. Rynagh’s Senior Ladies Football Team who beat Longford on Sun. last in the Intermediate Group.  Good luck in the next round.

Banagher Bridge Club 2012-2013:  New season commences Mon. 24th Sept. in Crank House at 7.45 p.m.  New members welcome.

St. Rynagh’s Guides: New Guides are welcome on Tues. 2nd Oct. for registration from 4.30 – 6 p.m. in the Community Centre.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club:  Anyone wishing to purchase Camogie Hoodies can place their orders now.  Phone Pasquellina 087 1894778.

Scholar & Warrior Studio –Come and learn Self Defence and Keep Fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Lusmagh  Mon., Tues., Wed. 5 – 6, 6 – 7 p.m.  Seniors 6 – 7.30 p.m.  Birr on Thurs. 6 – 7 or 7 – 8 p.m.   Banagher – St. Rynagh’s N.S. Fri. 5 – 6 p.m. For more details contact Tom Wells 085 8820300

St. Rynagh’s Football Club Fundraiser – Cash & Brooks Experience,  The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe on Fri. 5th Oct.  Doors open  9 p.m.  Adm. €12.50.  Free Bus from Banagher/Cloghan.  Tickets 087 6280160.

Banagher Foroige Club:  Elected Officers:  Chairperson – Ciaran Fogarty, Sec. – Sophie Corcoran, Treas. – Dale Mannion, PRO. – Jane White, Committee – Louise Flannery & Kaleum Meaney.  The Club meets every Thurs. at 8 p.m. in the Comm. Centre.  New members welcome.

Open Day – Co. Offaly VEC invites the local community to the newly refurbished  ‘St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education’, Main St., Banagher on Monday 24th September. Doors open from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Light refreshments and tours of the centre and gardens provided.

FETAC Level 4 in Horticulture – Starting 12th November in St. Rynagh’s College, Banagher.  Weekly FAS allowance will apply. Contact your local FAS office to apply or contact Monica Larkin on 087 6835561.

A FETAC Level 5 Computer Network & Maintenance Course will commence in Banagher on the 2nd October 2012. For further information contact Co Offaly VEC 057 9349400

ECDL Course in Crank House, Banagher at 7 p.m. on Mon. 17th September. For further information call Carmel/Michael on 057 9152003

Unislim classes in Crank House, Banagher every Tuesday evening from 7 – 8 p.m.   Class Leader Linda Ryan.Contact No. 086 8707969.

Banagher Tidy Towns gets best result in years.  Banagher gained an impressive increase in this year’s Tidy Towns competition jumping from 264 to 271 gaining points in seven of the ten categories. The judging this year was on the 2nd July and we had one visit. Since then we have completed a number of varies projects to include in next year’s application and are now preparing a winter plan.  We hope to present the results achieved this year at a public meeting early in October and would appreciate if as many as possible would attend and bring along any ideas or plans you may have to help improve your area or the town for next year’s competition. We will also be launching a Best Residential Area, Business Front and Best kept Private Residence competition for 2013 in the town. We also wish to congratulate neighbouring towns and villages for their great increase in marks for this year. Ferbane 262, Cloghan 257, Shannon Harbour 241 and Birr 266.

Shannonside Sub Aqua Club –Table Quiz in Corrigan’s Pub on Fri. 12th Oct. at 9 p.m. Table of 4 €40.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Crumlin Children’s Hospital Mount Everest Trek:  On 18th Oct. this year Shane Flannery will embark on a trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp accompanying Ken Lucas, to raise much needed funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.  Shane has a number of sponsorship cards in business premises around the town.  Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Kenpo Karate at Scholar & Warrior Studio, Lusmagh.  Evening Class Times:- Mon.,Wed. & Thurs.  5 – 6, 6 – 7 and 7 – 8.30 p.m.,  Tues. 6 – 7 and 7 – 8 p.m.,  Sat. 10 – 11 a.m. and 11 – 12 noon.  New Pupils welcome.  Ages  6 upwards. Contact Tom 085 8820300.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra club is always welcome to new members, so if you live in the Ferbane/Banagher region and  have an interest in sport, agriculture, drama, debating, public speaking or the performing arts then please contact club secretary Tom Needham 085 7145307.

New Charity Shop supporting Asthma Ireland open 11a.m. -5 p.m. daily. Lower main street, Banagher, formally “K. Donegan Shop”.  Donations accepted.  €5 reward for 10kg (ie:Bin liner) Bags of Wearable Clean Clothes.  Manager Kathleen Finnegan.   Thanking you for your Kind Support.

Adult Art Classes starting on Monday 24th of September – 22nd October in the community centre Banagher from 8pm-10pm. It’s a great way to relax and meet new people and to achieve a beautiful painting. Contact Maureen Langtry White Maplewell studio on 0872926530.

Banagher Review:  Though it may seem a bit away it’s that time again when Dave Boylan is starting to put together the 2012 Banagher Review.  The Review has to be with the printer in November in order to have it out by the start of Dec.  Anyone who has an article or photos to include in the Review are asked to have them in within the next few weeks.  Well done Dave on your great work and we look forward to this years Review.  boylandave@eircom.net or 087 6422210

Tidy Towns:  Anyone interested in joining Banagher Tidy Towns should give their names to any of the following committee members: Pat McKeon, George Smith, Mary Hynes, Gerry Flynn, Tom Nallen, Denise Kenny or by using the contact page on their website, www.banaghertidytowns.com

FETAC Level 4 General Studies Programme:  Co. Offaly VEC, in conjunction with Offaly Local Development Company will run a FETAC Level 4 General Studies Programme in Birr this Autumn. This Programme provides learners with the opportunity to improve their communication, maths and IT Skills. The programme is aimed at those who have completed an Inter/Junior Cert or a FETAC Level 3 Certificate. The Programme will run for 2 mornings per week (Monday & Tuesday) in Birr Outdoor Education Centre commencing 1st Oct. Subjects covered will include Computer Applications, Maths, IT Skills, Work Experience, Communications and Health Related Fitness. For further information, please contact Michelle on 057 9349 441/Steve on 087 7427 014