26th Sunday of the Year – September 30th

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 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
Monday 1st 7.00 pm Mary Kelly, Kilcoursey
Tuesday 2thnd 9.30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 3rd 9.30 am
Thursday 4th 9.30 am
Friday 5th 9.30 am Special Intention
7.00 pm Patrick, Julia & Damien McIntyre.   First Friday
Saturday 6th 9.30 am Mary & Christy McDonagh
7.00 pm Bizet Bortolozzo, West End
Sunday 7th 8.30 am Jack & Lena Larkin, Church View
11.30 am James Regan, The Crescent

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Loonam, Cuba Avenue and Lucy Egan, Shannon Harbour. May they rest in peace.

Group: Team C

Collectors: Team D

Offertory Collections:  Last Sunday €1,475.00

Restoration Collection: €631 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: October
7.00 pm Sheila Flynn and Terri Keenaghan
8.30 am  Kathleen Kelly & Ann Hughes
11.30 am Liz Dolan and Claire Donohoe

Eucharistic Ministers: October
7.00 pm Fergal McMahon and Marie Moran
8.30 am  Ann McIntyre
11.30 am Margaret Daly and Ronnie Byrnes

Liturgy Committee Meeting on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8.00 p.m. in The Presbytery.

Monster Auction: A sincere word of thanks to all those who supported the auction by donating items and supporting on the day.

First Friday:  Fr. Pierre will make his First Friday calls on Thursday & Friday.

New Charity Shop supporting Asthma Ireland open 11.00 a.m. -5.00 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.

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

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.  5.00 pm – 6.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm and 7.00 pm – 8.30 p.m.,  Tues. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm and 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm p.m.,  Sat. 10.00 am – 11.00 am and 11.00 am – 12 noon.  New Pupils welcome.  Contact Tom 085 8820300.

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

Banagher Foroige Club:  The Club meets every Thurs. at 8 p.m. in the Comm. Centre.  New members welcome.

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.

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.

Church Restoration:  Many people have been asking when work will begin on our Church.  We had hoped to have begun work in Sept., but due to concerns from the planning authority this was not possible.  A decision is due this coming week.  Once we have our decision we will be in a position to give you full details about the church closure and where we will have our Masses.

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.

Cash & Brooks Concert,  The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe on Fri. 5th Oct.  St. Rynagh’s Football Club Fundraiser Doors open  9 p.m.  Adm. €12.50.  Free Bus from Corrigan’s Corner at 8.45 p.m. via Cloghan.  Tickets 087 6280160.

Thanks:  Barbara Coakley wishes to thank all who attended, donated, baked, and served on Hospice Day. €1,401 was raised which is greatly appreciated.

I.G.G. Senior Branch starting for girls aged 14 ½ to 26.  Friday 5th Oct. in the Community Centre from 3.45 to 5.15 p.m.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle will be starting shortly.   The girls will be calling to you.  Please support us as this is the only fundraiser we do during the year that helps to keep the club going.

West Offaly Comhaltas branch are delighted to announce that we are host to the Comhaltas All Ireland Music Tour on Thursday October 25th in Banagher College. The Tour showcases all that’s best in Irish traditional entertainment for audiences at home and abroad. The performers, in all fields, display the high standards and regional styles that have become synonymous with these events down through the years. Tickets for this event are available to purchase from any branch of Offaly Comhaltas and are priced at €10 and €15.

Wood Turning Class:  Co. Offaly VEC Community Education Service will run a 6 week wood turning course in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education in Banagher. The course will start on Wed. 10th Oct. and will run from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. for 6 weeks. The fee for the course is €15. To book a place, please contact Michelle on 057 9349441.

Scholar & Warrior Studio –Come and learn Self Defence and Keep Fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Ages 6 upwards. St. Rynagh’s N.S. Fri. 5 – 6 p.m. For more details contact Tom Wells 085 8820300

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

Banagher Library will close on Thur. 4th Oct and will reopen on Fri. the 5th Oct.

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.

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 as soon as possible.  boylandave@eircom.net or 087 6422210

Retirement Club meeting Tues. 2nd Oct. at 2 p.m.  Cookery Demonstration with Therese from Dolly’s Kitchen.

Banagher Ladies Club meeting Wed. 3rd Oct. 8.30 p.m.  Carmel Kelly will talk on Health & Fitness.  All welcome.