The Epiphany of the Lord – January 6th

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 L.S.U. Convent on Cuba Avenue. All are welcome to come and spend a while with Jesus in the Eucharist.  The sisters welcome everyone who comes to spend time in Adoration.  When you go to Adoration ring the Convent door and someone will let you in.

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 5th 9:30 am St Rynagh’s N. S.
7:00 pm Eileen & Bernard Lyons, Harbour Road. St Rynagh’s N. S.
Sunday 6th 8:30 am Seamus Flynn, Main Street St Rynagh’s N. S.
11:30 am James & Kitty Lynch, Lena Nevin and Gret Ryan, Shannon Harbour. St Rynagh’s N. S.
Monday 7th 9:30 am Rosie Riccoboni, Cuba Avenue College of Further Education
Tuesday 8th 9:30 am Special Intention College of Further Education
Wednesday 9th 9:30 am Maisie & Paddy Devery, Church Street College of Further Education
Thursday 10th 9:30 am College of Further Education
Friday 11th 9:30 am Special Intention College of Further Education
Saturday 12th 9:30 am College of Further Education
7.00 pm Peter, Phyllis & P.J. McCormack,  Curraghavarna St Rynagh’s N.S.
Sunday 13th 8:30 am St Rynagh’s N.S.
11:30 am Brian Graham, Cuba Avenue St Rynagh’s N.S.

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Connie Young (nee Gallagher), Castledaly & late of Banagher;   Dave Whitcher, Birr Road.  May they rest in peace.

Collectors: Team C

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,120

Restoration Collection: €745 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: January
7.00 pm: Ger Woods and Paul Quirke
8:30 am: Ger Fogarty & Mark Kenny
11:30 am: Claire Donohoe and Liz Dolan

Eucharistic Ministers: January
7.00 pm: Terry Keenaghan
8:30 am: Ann McIntyre
11:30 am: Kieran Horan

New Readers List will be available next week.   A few more Eucharistic Ministers will be starting in March 2013.

Church Restoration Update:  As we begin a new year we look forward to the reopening of our church in March.   At this stage most of the construction work has been completed.  Over the coming weeks work will commence on the painting and decoration of the entire Church.  Once this is complete the flooring will be laid and the marble replaced in the sanctuary and the sound and lighting systems installed.

Banagher College Talent Competition 2012:   Sincere thanks all those who took part, attended and sponsored this year’s show. Congratulations to the winners, Leo McManus and Rory Finnegan. Thank you to our sponsors Billy and Catherine Keane. All proceeds go to Banagher Social Services and St Vincent de Paul. DVDs on sale in a few weeks.

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. 11th Jan. 5 – 6 p.m. For more details contact Tom Wells 085 8820300.

Acknowledgement:  Ann Lyons, Harbour Road and Kelly Family, Loughrea, wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on their recent sad loss of their mother Brigid Kelly.  Those who travelled to attend the removal, funeral mass and sent Mass Cards.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions.  Please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation.

Karate Classes   will recommence in Eyrecourt Hall on Thurs. 10th Jan.  Beginners are welcome to start at any time.  Class time 7 – 8.30 p.m.  Contact 086 8621747.

Banagher Foroige Club:  The club returns Thursday 10th January 2013.

Banagher Library will reopen on Thursday 10th January 2013.

Spina Bifida Wheelchair Church Gate Collection amounted to Banagher €560.57, Lusmagh €283.93.  Thank you sincerely for supporting this worthy cause.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra:   The next meeting of Ferbane/Banagher Macra will take place on the 7th of January in Flynn’s Bar, Banagher at 9 p.m. Macra is always welcome to new members and invites anybody to join.   For more information check out If you live in the Ferbane/Banagher region and have an interest in Sport, Drama, Agriculture, Performing Arts, Public Speaking or Debating why not get involved and join Ferbane/Banagher Macra Na Feirme. Please contact Secretary Tom Needham on 0857145307 for more details on upcoming meetings and events. Check out our Facebook page or tweet us anytime on Twitter.

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

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 Review 2012 on sale in local shops.  The 25th Edition contains 240 pages and 800 photos of events throughout the year.

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,

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.

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.

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