Pentecost Sunday – June 8th

Priests of the Parish

Fr. Pierre Pepper    057 9151338
Fr. Michael Scanlon PP – 090 64 57122 or 086 8091335 (Cloghan)

Confessions: Holy Week – Wednesday 8:00 pm and each Sat. evening from 6.30 pm to Mass Time.

Adoration: Adoration continues every Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   You are invited to come and spend some time in silent prayer.  Why not give 15 min. to God this Wed.  All welcome.

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no.  086 1000465

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 7th 9:30 am
7:00 pm Michael Murray, Dublin, formerly Banagher (2nd Anniv)
Sunday 8th 8:30 am Maureen Coakley, Main Street.
11:30 am Tony Cox, Cuba Avenue (1st Anniv.)
Monday 9th 7:00 pm Alice Madden (Month’s Memory)
Tuesday 9th 9:30 am
Wednesday 9th 9.30 am
Thursday 10th 9.30 am
Friday 11th 9.30 am
Saturday 12th 7:00 pm Sean Young
Sunday 13th 8:30 am Agnes, Sr. Leo & Charlie Rigney.
11:30 am Francie Hourigan

Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1205

Restoration Collection:  €663 (Target €700)

Collectors:  Team  A

Readers of the Word: June
7.00 pm Terry Keenaghan and Marie Donohoe
8.30 am Kathleen Kelly & Ciarra O’Sullivan
11.30 am  Jim Windsor McGlynn & Barry Moylan

Eucharistic Ministers: June
7.00 pm Ann Gallagher and Kieran Horan
8.30 am Ann McIntyre
11.30 Fergal McMahon & Damian Keenaghan

Dates for Your Diary
Cemetery Masses: Banagher Sat. 26th July 7.00 p.m.  All Saints Mon. 28th July 7.00 p.m.

First Friday: Fr. Pierre will make his 1st Friday calls this week Thurs. 12th and Fri. 13th June.

Baptism:  We welcome into the Christian Community Bobby McDonagh, Birr.

For Sale: Tomato Plants, Lupins, Sweet Pea, New Season’s Roses at Sleepy Hollow, Taylor’s Cross. 057 9151273.

Banagher United Soccer Club – Summer Camp –  Mon. 30th June to Fri. 4th July for Boys and Girls 6 – 14 years at the Soccer Club, Middle Road, Banagher.  Free O’Neill’s Crested Kit, 5 days of fun & quality coaching 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more info. contact 087 6219976.    Registration in Super Valu Centre this Sat. 12 – 1 p.m.

Shannonside Sub Aqua Club:   The clubs Annual Fin Swim from Shannon Harbour to Banagher proudly sponsored by Angelo Take Away will take place this Sun. 8th of June.  You are invited to cheer home the snorkelers at the Marina slipway at approx 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served in the club house afterwards. Best of luck to all participants.

Sunday Morning Litter Pick on Sun.  Meet at the Library Car Park at 7.30 a.m.

Ferbane/Banagher Macra’s next club meeting will be held this Mon. 9th of June followed by A.G.M. in Flynn’s Bar, Banagher at 9 p.m.   All welcome.

Banagher Pitch & Putt Club: A.G.M. on Mon. 9th June at 8.30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

St. Rynagh’s Ladies Football:  U 8 & U10Training in Banagher Sports field every Mon. evening at 6 p.m.   U14 Feile Fundraiser:  Any coppers or loose change lying around in your home.  Just bag it and leave into Mary Kelly, Maureen Kelly or Yvonne Mannion.  Any donation is greatly received.

Clothing Collection in aid of Fr. Nicholas Maanzo, Kenya on Wed. 11th June.  Bags can be left in St. Rynagh’s Church car park and St. Mary’s Church car park, Cloghan.  Bags will be collected at 9 a.m.

Banagher Library: Due to Library improvement works Banagher Library will be CLOSED from Thurs 12th June till Wed. 2nd July inclusive. Please keep any items you may have on loan until we reopen- NO FINES will apply on borrowed items during this closure period. Books can also be returned to other branches. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Expression School of Speech and Drama Summer CampFun.   July 15-18th. Venue –  St.  Rynagh’s College of Further Education.   Ages 4-12 years.  From 9.30 a.m. -1.30 p.m. Enjoy Acting,  Art,  Singing, Dancing,  Puppetry and much more. Contact Caroline on 087 4156046 to secure a place.

West Offaly Training is currently preparing for Computer Summer Camp 2014. Available dates are weeks beginning, July 8th, 22nd & 29th and Aug 12th & 19th. Further info./application forms are available from Carmel  057 9152003 or online

West Offaly Community & Voluntary Groups:   The next meeting of the West Offaly Community Forum will take place on Tue. 10th June at 8 p.m. in the Community Enterprise Building  (opposite Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre) in the Business & Technology Park, Ballycumber Rd.

Banagher Active Retirement Club are hosting their Annual Tea/Coffee afternoon on Fri. 20th June 2 – 4 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education.  This is in aid of Uganda/Ireland Opening Door’s Orphanage in Kampala.  All money raised goes towards Esther’s care and medical needs through Ann Comerford (nee Flannery).  All support greatly appreciated.

Acknowledgement:  Assumpta Windsor McGlynn wishes to thank all those who sympathised with her on the passing of her beloved sister Pauline Cleary R.I.P.  To Fr. Pierre & all who travelled to Borrisokane to the wake and funeral Mass, to those who sent Mass Cards, Sympathy Cards, to those who called to the house, to those who offered prayers, to wonderful neighbours & friends who were a constant source of support & kindness in word & deed, sincere gratitude.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered by Fr. Pierre for all your intentions. Rath Dé oraibh go léir.

Chiropody Clinic  located on the main Birr/Portumna Road, 10 minutes from Banagher.  Evening appointments & home visits available. Contact Geraldine Heenan on 086 3532672.