St. Patrick’s Day


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 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.
Monday 18th 9:30 am College of Further Education
Tuesday 19th 9:30 am  Special Intention College of Further Education
Wednesday 20th 9:30 am College of Further Education
Thursday 21st 9:30 am College of Further Education
Friday 22nd 9:30 am  Special Intention College of Further Education
Saturday 23rd 9:30 am  Martin Doyle (10th Anniv.) St Rynagh’s N.S.
7.00 pm  Donnie McDermott  (1st Anniv.) St. Rynagh’s Church
Sunday 24th 8:30 am  Patrick & Rena Hogan       Palm Sunday St. Rynagh’s Church
11:30 am  John Rigney  (6th Anniv.) St. Rynagh’s Church

Collectors: Team E

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,060

Restoration Collection:  €720  & 2 Donations total  €750  (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

St Patrick’s Day Parade  next Sunday 17th March, 2013 at 3 pm.  Please support by taking part, it’s the life of the Parade.

Jared Madden’s Children’s Drama Show takes place this coming week in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education on Wed. 20th , Thurs 21st, & Fri. 22nd March at 7.30 p.m.   All welcome

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.

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.

The Gathering Celebrations:  A public meeting will take place on Wed 27th March at 8 p.m. in the Crank House, for all interested in helping to suggest and organize gathering events in the town for July and August. It is hoped that a representative from all organizations in the town will attend.  Everyone welcome.

Banagher Knitting Club meet in The Library every Thurs. eve from 6 to 8 p.m., so bring along your needles and wool.   knitwear for sale in Banagher town centre at Craft Fair on Easter Sat. 30th March. We are hoping to set up a kids knitting club after

Easter on Sat. morn in The Library.   If anyone wishes to help to teach kids to knit please let us know.

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

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.

Banagher Library March Opening Times: Banagher Library will be open for normal hours- Thurs. 2-5 p.m. 6-8 p.m., Fri. 10-1 p.m.,2-5 p.m.,Sat. 10-1 p.m. 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 p.m.    Venue: Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay Tullamore.    Admission: Members €2  Non-members €5

Tax Forms:  There are a few Tax Forms outstanding.  Please return as soon as possible.  Thank you.

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. Also we are looking for suitable unwanted timber to help make up planter boxes for varies locations. Spare lengths of decking would be ideal but other similar timbers may also suit. Text 087 6269645 to arrange collection. This is one way to involve our community and help with activities and promote our recycling initiatives.

Spring Colours – Primroses, Pansies, Violas & Rockery Plants now in flower at “Sleepy Hollow”, Taylor’s Cross,  057 9151273.  Open all day.

Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration First Annual Pilgrimage to Knock:  Celebrating the Year of Faith at Knock Shrine on Sat. 20th April 10 to 5 p.m. there will be Talks, Adoration, Confessions, Eucharistic Procession, Workshops, Rosary, Mass, Benediction, Blessing of the Sick, Children’s Adoration.  All welcome.