4th Sunday of Advent – December 22nd

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 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.
Monday 23rd 7:00 pm Martin Doyle (15th Anniv)
Tuesday 24th 9:30 am Eugene, Lucy & Norman Byrne, Shannon Harbour
Christmas Eve 7.00 pm
Christmas Day 8:30 am
10:30 am Marie Rigney, Cushcallow. (4th Anniv.)
Thursday 26th 9:30 am Communion Service
Friday 27th 9:30 am Communion Service
Saturday 28th 9.30 am Communion Service
  7.00 pm
Sunday 29th 8:30 am Ita Killilea, Church View
11:30 am Johnny O’Brien, Ard Abhann (2nd Anniv.)

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Mary Aidan, L.S.U. who died recently and Bridget Tierney, Cloghan.  May they rest in peace.

Collectors: Team C

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €895

Restoration Collection:  €723 (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

Banagher Christmas Cards on sale after all Masses and in local shops.  Price €1.50.  Those who receive these cards will be included in all Masses over the Christmas period.

Church Restoration Book by Jim Madden on sale in local shops and in the Church €5.

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 here and click on the play buttonInternet Explorer only!
 After Mass anyone who wants to send greetings can do so to family and friends who may be watching.

Christmas Carol Service will take place this  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.

Banagher Credit Union:  Our members draw will take place in the office on Sat. Dec. 21st at 3 p.m.  Annual car draw will be held in Banagher Shopping Centre at 12 noon on Christmas Eve.  The office will be closed on Dec. 26th & 27th and will reopen on Sat. Dec. 28th. Happy Christmas to all.

Banagher Snooker Club wish to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church gate coll. €473.60 was collected which will be used to offset maintenance and insurance costs.

St. Rynagh’s N.S. Christmas Choir CD for sale after Masses and in our local Post Office €7
Proceeds to St. Rynagh’s Parents Association.

Banagher Library 2014:  The library will reopen on Thur. 9th Jan. at 2 p.m.

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

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 Silver Circle.  The 4th Draw 1st Prize €150 – John Burke, €100 – Peggy Kenny, €50 – Gerry Egan, €25 – Linda Sullivan, €20 Dermot Devery.

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 Review 2013 is on sale locally.  The 26th Edition contains articles and photos of events throughout the year.

The Management & Staff of West Offaly Training, Crank House, Banagher would like to thank all their customers for their support and to wish everyone a Happy Christmas & a Bright and Prosperous New Year. Looking forward to continuing to deliver quality training in 2014.

Banagher Sub aqua club are asking for your support as they will partake in their Annual Christmas Day Swim on Christmas Morning after second mass approx. 11.30 am. Please come along and cheer on the brave swimmers and all donations received will be greatly appreciated.

A BIG THANK you to the people of Banagher who contributed €565 to Down Syndrome Ireland on the recent Honey Day collection.