Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 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 – 6.00 pm in the Convent Chapel. All are welcome to come and spend a while with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 22nd 7.00 pm Jo, Paddy & Tommy Kenny, Main St. St Rynagh’s N. S.
Sunday 23rd 8:30 am Martin Colgan.  (1st Anniv.) St Rynagh’s N. S.
11:30 am Kelly & Molloy Families St Rynagh’s N. S.
Monday 24th 9:30 am Special Intention St Rynagh’s N.S.
Christmas Eve 11:00 pm Coláiste na Sionna
Tuesday 25th Christmas Day 10:30 am Martin Doyle and Marie Rigney Coláiste na Sionna
Wednesday 26th 10:00 am  St. Stephen’s Day  – Communion Service St Rynagh’s N.S.
Thursday 27th 7:00 pm St Rynagh’s N.S.
Friday 28th 9:30 am Special Intention St Rynagh’s N.S.
Saturday 29th 9:30 am Emily Horan (Month’s Memory) St Rynagh’s N.S.
7.00 pm Thomas Lucas St Rynagh’s N.S.
Sunday 30th 8:30 am St Rynagh’s N.S.
11:30 am Johnnie O’Brien, Ard Abhann. (1st Anniv) St Rynagh’s N.S.

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of James Lyons Hamilton, Canada, brother in law of Billy & Brendan Lyons.  May he rest in peace.

Collectors: Team A

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,365

Restoration Collection: €702 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: December
7.00 pm: Maria Curley and Róisín McMahon
8:30 am: Kevin McGuckin and Caroline McGee
11:30 am: Petria Malone and Laura McManus

Eucharistic Ministers: December
7.00 pm: Ann Gallagher and Paddy Scales
8:30 am: Carmel O’Sullivan
11:30 am: Kay Hayes Hickey and Damian Keenaghan

Christmas Eve & Christmas Morning Mass Times: Both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses will be said in the Sports Hall in the new secondary school Coláiste na Sionna.  This is to cater for the large crowds who will attend.  Mass on Christmas Eve will be at 11 p.m. and Christmas morning 10.30 a.m.  Access to the Mass will be off Main St. and there will be limited parking in the school grounds, off Church St., for the elderly & disabled.  Stewards will direct traffic.

Parish Carol Service:   We invite the whole Parish community to join us for a Carol Service in the Church grounds this Sun. at 6 p.m.  Since the Church is closed the Carol Service will be held in the grounds of the Church.  Refreshments served on the night.  You will be welcome to join us as we pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Banagher Credit Union:  * The Car Draw will take place in the Town Centre on Christmas Eve at 12 noon.  * Christmas Opening Hours:  The office will be closed on Thurs. 27th and Fri. 28th Dec. and will reopen on Sat. 29th.  The Credit Union will be open for loan applications on Tues. 18th Dec. and after Christmas on Tues. 8th Jan.

Acknowledgements:  Gearóid O’Regan & family, Kylebeg, wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their recent sad loss of their father Jerry O’Regan.  Those who called to the house, travelled long distances to attend the removal, the Funeral Mass, sent Mass Cards and donated to the Palliative Care Unit of Kerry General Hospital.  As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions:   The family of the late Emily Horan, Curraghavarna thank the local community & surrounding areas for your warm expression of sympathy in their recent sad loss. A special word of thanks Michael Lyons & staff at Eliza Lodge Nursing Home. The donations to Offaly Hospice amounted to 480.47.  Thank you.  Emily’s Months Mind on Sat. 29th Dec. 9.30 a.m. in St. Rynagh’s N.S.

Lost – Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, Sunday 16th at10 p.m. circa Angelo’s. If found please contact 087 9265464, or hand in to Angelo’s or Garda barracks. Reward for return.

Winners of the Christmas Draw in support of the Banagher & District Defibrillator Group.  1st prize Gerry Dolan, Esker.  2nd prize Mairéad Langtry, Main St.  3rd prize Ethan Kelly, Shannon Harbour.  4th prize Tom Lynch, Main St.  5th prize Diarmuid Dolan, Curraghavarna.  Thanks to everyone for all their support.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The Final Draw 1st prize €150 Damien Wynne, Cloghan. 2nd €100 Joan Larkin, Lusmagh.  3rd €50 Sarah Egan, Shannon Harbour. 4th €25 Joe Kirwan, Coolfin and 5th €20 St. Rynagh’s Football Club

*  Minor & Senior Presentation Night on Sat. 5th Jan. 2012 in Dooley’s Hotel at 8 p.m.  Tickets €15 are available from Mary Kelly and Siobhan Doyle.

Banagher Sub Aqua Club – CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM. We are having our annual Christmas morning swim after mass on Christmas Day at approx. 11.30 a.m.  Please support.

St. Rynagh’s Camogie Club are collecting any unwanted bags of clothes.  Bags can be left with Pasquelina or Ann Marie or ring 087 1894778.  *We wish everyone a Happy Christmas & thank everyone for their help during the year.

Congratulations to John Dolan & family, Gortagown on the birth of 5 lambs to one ewe recently this is the second time for John & family.  Well done to the Ewe!

Banagher Foroige Club:  Thanks to everyone who supported the collection for St. Vincent de Paul.  Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas.  The club back  Jan. 10th.

Banagher Cleaners: Tanks to all who supported the Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal. Wishing all a very Happy Christmas.

Clonfert Hall Committee: Thanks to all who supported their Bazaar in Eyrecourt.

Clonfert Cemetery:  Our A.G.M with regard to the future of the Cemetery will be held on Mon. 14th Jan. 2013 at 8 p.m.  All who have plots or family interned there please attend.

Banagher, Cloghan & Lusmagh Branch of Offaly Hospice thank the following:- €150 from Mr. David Grant, contribution made in lieu of sending Christmas presents to his customers; €480.47 from the Horan Family in loving memory of Mrs. Emily Horan R.I.P.;  €200 from St. Rynagh’s Primary School.

Fr. John Fahy –Radical Republican & Agrarian Activist 1893- 1969 by Jim Madden.  Some copies still available in Flynn’s and Feeneys.