3rd Sunday of Advent – December 15th

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 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration on this Wed. will conclude at 8.00 pm. to allow for a joint Choir Practice in preparation for the Rededication Mass on Sun. 24th Nov.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 14th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Norman, Lucy & Eugene Byrne, Shannon Harbour
Sunday 15th 8:30 am Michael Hughes, Cuba. (6th Anniv.)
11:30 am Margaret Trodd, The Crescent
Monday 16th 7:00 pm John McDermott, Feighs
Tuesday 17th 9:30 am Special Intention
Wednesday 18th 9:30 am Jo, Paddy & Tommy Kenny, Main Street.
Thursday 19th 9:30 am
Friday 20th 9:30 am
Saturday 21st 9.30 am Jim, Peg, Patrick & Mary Hayes, Queen Street.
  7.00 pm Dermot & Mary Maloney & Norman Winkler.
Sunday 22nd 8:30 am James, Rose & Martin Colgan & Dec. Family.
11:30 am Edel Duignan & Dec. members of O’Meara Family

Collectors: Team B

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1130

Restoration Collection:  €750 (Target €700)

Readers of the Word: December
7.00 pm: Aideen Madden & Terry Keenaghan
8.30 am Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan
11.30 am Marie Donohoe and Barry Moylan

Eucharistic Ministers: December
7.00 pm: Ann Gallagher and Kieran Horan
8.30 am Carmel O’Sullivan
11.30 am Fergal McMahon & Damian Keenaghan

Masses For Christmas
Christmas Eve 7 .00 p.m.
Christmas Morning 8.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
Thursday 26th Dec. Communion Service 9.30 a.m.
Friday 27th Dec. Communion Service 9.30 a.m.
Saturday 28th Dec. Communion Service 9.30 a.m.

Christmas Carol Service will take place this year on Sun. 22nd Dec. at 6.30 p.m.  The Carol Service will be outside the Church as last year.  Hot chocolate and Mulled wine will be served.  Everyone is invited to come and be part of the special evening of community singing and chat.

Christmas Mass Broadcast on the Web.  Let your family who are away this Christmas know they can join us for our Masses via the web.  All they have to do is go to St. Rynagh’s Church Parish web site and click on the web icon.  After Mass anyone who wants to send greetings can do so to family and friends who may be watching.

Beaver 2014 Calendars in aid of local St. Vincent de Paul on sale in local shops now.  Please support €6 for one calendar or €10 for two.

Banagher Credit Union:  Members Christmas Draw for hampers will take place in the office on Sat. 21st Dec. at 3 p.m.  Annual Car Draw will take place as usual in Banagher Shopping Centre at 12 noon on Christmas Eve.

Coffee Morning at Day Break on Sat. 21st Dec. from 9 – 12 noon.  Proceeds in aid of Banagher St. Vincent de Paul.   Your support would be much appreciated.

Looking for Christmas Presents?  Look no further than the Xmas pop-up market at Banagher Library. Banagher Knitting Club’s Handbags, Scarves, Tea Cosies and Christmas tree decorations make the perfect presents.  Come and see!!!  Banagher Library till December 21st.

Banagher Library Xmas 2013:  Merry Christmas to all our customers. The library will close from Sat. 21st Dec. at 1 p.m. and reopen on Thur. 9th Jan. at 2 p.m.  Enjoy the holidays!

Spina Bifida wheelchair church gate collection in Banagher and in Lusmagh next weekend 21/22 Dec.  Please support this worthy cause.

Friends of Asthma, Lower Main St, Banagher.  Open 10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (Monday-Saturday).  Christmas Draw, lovely gifts, Tickets on sale or free entry as a Thank You for all donations left in.  In conjunction with “TUS” based at Crank House Banagher two local girls have just successfully finished a year’s work placement, and now we have two new local girls for yet another year’s placement. This experience gives two local people in our community a chance to progress on to full-time employment in the future. With the high cost of running a business your support is essential. Call in for a browse and a bargain new and used items in store at a bargain price.  Wishing all our friends and supporters a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Free Range Organic White Turkeys, 15lbs €50.00, 18lbs €55.00 and 20lbs €60.00. Contact 085-7104013/ 087-3920505. Kind regards Laura Heenan.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies FootballAnnual Fundraising Silver Circle.  The 1st Draw (22nd Nov.)  1st  prize €150  Paul Daly,  2nd €100 Caroline Guinan,  3rd €50 Donal Kenny, 4th €25  Kevin Kelly and 5th €20 Nigel Flynn.  The  2nd  Draw (30th Nov.)  1st  prize €150  Ann McGuckin,  2nd €100 Mary Corcoran,  3rd €50 Michael Flannery, 4th €25  Ronan Devery  and 5th €20 Josie Molloy.  The 3rd Draw (8th Dec.)  1st  prize €150  Mrs. Langtry  2nd €100 Ethna Kelly,  3rd €50 Frances Kenny, 4th €25  Stephen Finneran  and 5th €20 Hughie Coughlan.  Thank you for all your support.       Congratulations to Mairéad Daly on receiving Offaly Ladies Football Player of the Year and also being nominated for goal of the year.  Well done Mairéad.

Thank you: Assumpta Windsor McGlynn wishes to thank all those who sympathised with her on the death of her beloved sister Eileen Glennon R.I.P., Kilkenny.  Grateful thanks to Fr. Pierre Pepper, neighbours & friends who travelled to Kilkenny, to those who sent Mass cards, sympathy cards, flowers and to all who called to the house.  Your prayers, kindness and support have been a great source of comfort and consolation.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is being offered for all your intentions.

Wanted Host Families to host international secondary school students on a long term basis throughout the academic year.  Students will be attending Banagher Community College. If interested please contact Carly Devine on 01 6784800 or email cdevine@hsinet.org

Shannon Harbour Christmas Lights will be turned on Sun. 15th Dec. at 5.30 p.m. with carol singing.   Kids Christmas party Sat. 21st Dec. at 3 p.m. with activities and Santa arriving at 5 p.m.  approx.

Banagher Tidy Towns have produced four new postcards of Banagher as a project to promote tourism for our town. Cards are now on sale in shops throughout the town.  Cards may be used as a Christmas Card insert to all our relatives and friends abroad.

Chiropody Clinic now open at Ballyduff, Rathcabbin, located on the main Rathcabbin to Birr Road, catering for all foot ailments. Wheelchair accessible. For appointment please contact Geraldine Heenan on 086 3532672.

Paws & Claws Dog Grooming:   New opening days will be Mondays & Saturdays so please book in advance. We will be open 2 full weeks coming up to Christmas. Bookings contact Deirdre 087 9920652.

Banagher Review 2012 is now on sale locally this weekend.  The 26th Edition contains articles and photos of events throughout the year.

“Adam in the Van” On The Shannon – Winter opening times (Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 3 – 7 p.m. Closed Tues.  Sat. & Sun. 2 – 7 p.m.)  Contact Adam 087 6671020.

Used Stamps for the Missions:  Your used postage stamps can help the missions in Africa. Just leave a half-inch margin around each stamp and send them to St.Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. There, retired missionaries sort the stamps and prepare them for sale to stamp collectors. So not alone do your stamps provide funds for the missions but you give the elderly and retired priests something worthwhile to do each day. The priest who started this work in 1965 is sometimes known as ‘Father Stamps’. He loves to see packets of stamps arriving each day in the post so why not keep him busy and help the missions!

For Sale:  Winter flowering Pansies and Violas, Primroses, Lupins , Wallflowers & Sweet William all available at  ‘Sleepy Hollow’, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher, 057 9151273

Sponsor a Student:  Any person or family wishing to participate in the sponsorship of a student in St Francis School in Lare, Kenya (in conjunction with Br Brian Johnson) please contact Maura Flannery on 087 7601784 or 9153966.

Doktor Tadeusz Lisiakiewicz, lekarz, obecnie pracuje w Centrum Zdrowia, Banagher. Aby umówić się na spotkanie, proszę zadzwonić do operacji na 057 9151247