Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 10th

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 9th 9:30 am St Rynagh’s N. S.
7:00 pm  Teresa Dolan, Cuba Avenue St Rynagh’s N. S.
Sunday 10th 8:30 am  Hubert & Agnes Rigney St Rynagh’s N. S.
11:30 am  Patrick Reardon (1st Anniv.) St Rynagh’s N. S.
Monday 11th 9:30 am  Special Intention College of Further Education
Tuesday 12th 9:30 am  Ronan Doorly, Garrycastle. College of Further Education
Wednesday 13th 9:30 am  Gerry & Kieran White, Cuba Avenue. College of Further Education
Thursday 14th 9:30 am  Lorna Hogan College of Further Education
Friday 15th 9:30 am  Special Intention College of Further Education
Saturday 16th 9:30 am  Special Intention St Rynagh’s N.S.
7.00 pm  Bridget & Patrick Menton St Rynagh’s N.S.
Sunday 17th 8:30 am  Bridget Kennedy, Cuba Cottages (10th Anniv.) St Rynagh’s N.S.
11:30 am  Fr. John McNally St Rynagh’s N.S.

Collectors: Team E

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,020

Restoration Collection: €637  (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: March
7.00 pm:  Sheila Flynn and Kevin Rigney
8.30 am: Ann Hughes & Paul Donohoe
11.30 am: Jim Windsor McGlynn & Lucy Kelly

Eucharistic Ministers: March
7.00 pm: Fergal McMahon
8.30 am: Caroline McGee
11.30 am: Ronnie Byrnes

Are you interested in joining a Bereavement Support Group – or do you have any experience in this area?   If so, for more information please contact Fr. Pierre Pepper on 057 9151338.

Baptism:  We welcome into the Christian Community Alex Philip Doorley, Esker, who was baptised recently.

Opening of the Church:  After 5 months we are close to the reopening of our Church due to take place on Sat 23rd March (Palm Sunday) at the 7.00 pm vigil Mass.  As we do each Palm Sunday Mass, the Masses will begin in the Church car park with the blessing of Palm.  After the Palms are blessed the doors will be unlocked and we can enter into our newly restored Church to continue the Mass.

Daffodil Day 22nd March in aid of The Irish Cancer Society.  If you would like to donate fresh daffodils for Daffodil Day they can be left into the Post Office.  Your support would be very much appreciated.

Banagher & District Cardiac First Response Unit – Church Gate Collection next weekend 16/17th March.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Mobile Phone Collection:  Phones can be left into St. Rynagh’s N.S., Banagher Coláiste na Sionna and College of Further Education from 11th – 15th March in aid of Banagher and District Cardiac First Response Unit.  Collection boxes in all centres.

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.

Many Thanks to everyone who supported the Benefit Fundraiser in aid of St. Vincent de Paul – 8K jog, walk.  Thanks to our sponsors Gerry Flynn in Super Valu, Sean Corrigan, John Feeney and thanks to St. Rynagh’s Hurling Club for the use of their facilities.  Total raised €1,000.

New Art Class starting on Tues. 12th March to 23rd April ( No class on 2nd April due to Easter break ) for 6 x weeks from 7.30 to 9.30 pm  in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education, Banagher.   Create a painting from beginning to end, beginners are very welcome.  Cost €85 (active retirement members €75) & all materials are included.  Great way to relax and meet new friends and you have a wonderful painting at the end!   For more info phone Tracey on 086-2245620 , booking is advised as places do fill quickly.

Banagher active retirement club: Next meeting on Tues. March 12th . Guest speaker is Pat McKeown. *   Deposit for trip to Sligo due now please. New members welcome.

ECDL Course:  There are a limited number of places still available for the ECDL course taking place in Crank House, Banagher on Wed. evenings. For further information or to enrol in this class, call Carmel on 057 9152003 before 5 pm on Wed. 13th March.

Banagher Library March Opening Times: Banagher Library will be open for normal hours- Thurs. 2.00 pm -5.00 pm, 6.00 pm -8.00 pm, Fri. 10.00 am-1.00 pm,2.00 pm – 5.00  pm, Sat. 10.00 am -1.00 pm. As per normal the library will be closed any Saturday of a Bank holiday weekend i.e. 16th March and 30th March and also for Good Friday 29th March 2013. Thanks for your co-operation.Olivia.   Banagher Library: 057-9151471

The Offaly Historical & Archaeological Society’s  next talk is on  ‘The Buildings and landscape of the Plantation of Laois and Offaly, c. 1548-1600’.  Guest speaker: Mairtin D’Alton.    Date: Monday 25th March.    Time: 8 pm    Venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay Tullamore.    Admission: Members €2  Non-members €5

St Patrick’s Day Parade  next Sunday 17th March, 2013 at 3.00 pm.  Please support by taking part, it’s the life of the Parade.

West Offaly CCE presents in concert Eleanor Shanley and special guests Ferbane Ballad Group & Na Fianna Instrumental on Friday March 29th (Good Friday) in Colaiste Na Sionna, Banagher in aid of Stephen Reilly Benefit Fund & West Offaly Comhaltas. Tickets €10 on sale in Banagher P/O & Davis Pharmacy Eyrecourt. Doors open 7 p.m. Please come along and enjoy an evening of music, song and dance – Support greatly appreciated.

Wanted-suitable spare plants and surplus timber decking:  Hello gardeners! Have you any spare evergreen plants/shrubs in your garden? Banagher Tidy Towns are busy planting up new areas to make our town more attractive. Shade tolerant plants such as ferns, mahonia, hostas and periwinkles (vincas) would be particularly suitable. If you have a surplus of this category and wish to donate please call Therese on 086 8650133.