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9th December 2018
We Pray for:   
Sr. Columbanus Horan, Finter & Bray.
Bridget Milner, Walsh Island.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James Scott, Killurin.
Joseph & Elizabeth Brady, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Dinny Henchy, 1st Anniversary &
                         Deceased Family Members.
Alo McHugh, Kilcooney.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Christina Nolan, St. Oliver’s.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Adrian & Eamon Duffy, Ballycollin.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Angela Condron, Killeigh.  1st Anniversary.
Aidan O’Hora, Ballinasragh.
Joe Plunkett & Deceased Plunkett Family,
Masses during the Week:
Tues    10.00am
Wed    10.00am    
Thurs  10.00am
Fri       10.00am     
Mon      10.00am    Deceased Bolton Family,
Tues      10.00am   
Wed      10.00am   
Thurs      7.30pm
Fri        10.00am    Ettie Kelly, Ballinakill.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Maureen Leahy, Raheenduff.
John & Agnes Sutherland, Derrybeg & Deceased Sutherland & Tiquin Families.
Con & Bridget Brophil, Gorteen.
Frances Coffey, Curragh, Geashill & Deceased Coffey & Hoctor Families.
Mary O’Rourke, Pidgeon House.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Jack Hyland, Cloneygowan &
Deceased Family, Emo.
Bill Kelly, Shranure.
Margaret Robbins, Alderborough.
Peter Gorman, Ballymacrossan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Margaret Molloy (Grett Dunne) Australia & Quarrymount.  Months Mind.
Michael Dunne, Lockclose. 1st Anniversary
Mick & Bridie Geoghegan, Tullamore.
James & Kathleen Casey, Mohia &
                Deceased Dolan Family, Gorteen.
Ms of Eucharist Sun Dec 23rd Group D.

Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:          Elizabeth Kinnarney    
7.30pm Raheen:          Mariena Corcoran    
9.00am Raheen:          Mathew O’Byrne
10.30am Ballinagar:   Patricia Conroy
11.30am Killeigh:        Family
Readings will be posted out to you.
All ceremonies, in our churches,
are broadcast on  

Mon 17th Dec:   Mountmellick   7.30pm
Tue 18th Dec:   Portarlington    7.30pm
Reconciliation for Christmas for the Whole of Killeigh Parish :-
Wed 19th Dec: In Killeigh 7.30pm
Fri  21st  Dec:   Rosenallis 7.00pm        AND  Clonaslee  8.00pm
Christmas Mass Times
Mon   24th  Christmas Eve:
Killeigh     6.30pm      
Raheen      8.00pm
Ballinagar  9.00pm
Tues      25th Christmas Day:
Raheen     9.00am      
Ballinagar 10.30am
Killeigh     11.30am
Please     note the time for Killeigh Christmas Day Mass in 11.30am, not     what is on the Parish Christmas Card which are being distributed at all     masses from this week-end.
Readers for Christmas:
KILLEIGH: 6.30pm  Ciara Murray/Ciara McCabe
RAHEEN:   8.00pm  Nora Kaye
BALLINAGAR:  9.00pm  Catherine Guinan
RAHEEN:           9.00am Amy & Colette Carty
BALLINAGAR: 10.30am Paul Bolger
KILLEIGH: 11.30am Attracta & Róisín O’Connor

Communion Calls
Fr John Stapleton:
Tues:      Ballinvalley, Gorteen, Killurin,
Thurs:   Lockclose, Graigue, Ballycollin,
               Newtown, Meelaghans
Msgr. Tom Coonan:
Tues:     Ard, Raheenduff, Ballinagar,  
              Knock, Ballinakill & Ballintogher
Wed:  Kilcooney, Cloneygowan, Ballymacrossan and Geashill Village.

Christmas Reach Out:
Bishop Denis has decided to continue the past practice of Christmas Reach-Out in our Diocese. Reach out this year is encouraging us to pray the New ‘Mysteries of Light’ for the Rosary, introduced by St. John Paul in 2002.
Please collect one at the altar after Mass.

Geashill Village Crib:
Turning on of Lights & Blessing at 5pm this Sunday the 16th.

Killeigh Choir Sings Again!  
Christmas Practice this Wed 19th Dec at 8pm. All are welcome.
Please raise your hand if you need to receive Holy Communion in your seat.

Parish Christmas Draw:
Thanks again to the generosity of so many for a wonderfully successful draw again this year.  To our generous Sponsors, to the 70 people & more across the parish who went from door to door with the cards.      A special word of thanks to the Finance Committee and the Draw sub-committee who planned and organised the whole event.
John Paul Lawlor, Killeenmore, Eddie Kelly, Geashill, Fox Family, Ballinagar, Ann Goggin, Galway, Rita Lambe, Cloncon, Lee Family, Ballydownan, Geashill, Breda Cummins, Cloneygowan, Kathleen Dunne, Ballinvalley, Killeigh, Sarah Cummins, Geashill, Guilfoyle Family, Killeenmore, Kathleen Kelly, Shanure, Eamonn and Tessa Coughlan, Curragh, Jim Pierce, Ballinagar, Tosh Gorry, Ballydownan, Geashill, Denis and Phil Shiel, Meelaghans, JJ Malone, Ballinagar, Sweeney Family, Alderborough, Margaret and Eddie Dunne, Tubberleheen, Orlaith Connolly, Ballinagar, Pat and Annette Lanigan, Derrywhelan, Geashill, Denis Mooney, Killurin, Scott Foy, Fenter, Killeigh, Matt Flannelly, Derrybeg

Tax Relief
on your 2017 Donations.
A refund of €15,874.11 for 2017 donations was received last week from Revenue. We will keep you updated as refunds come in from Revenue.  You can still send in your forms to the Parochial House or after any on the masses to the sacristy.

School Nativities / Celebration:
Mon 17th  Ballinagar NS 7pm in the Church
Tues 18th Killeigh NS Juniors from 11.00am in the School & Seniors from 7.30pm in the Church
Tues 18th  Geashill NS 7.30pm in Raheen

Coffee/Tea Morning THIS Wed 19th Dec.
In Grennan’s, Killeigh 10.30am-12noon.
Free for everyone. Many thanks for €330 raised for The Senior Citizen Party.  

*Club and Community notes available on

Geashill Whist:  Top: Theresa Mulhare
Other Winners: Ned Lawlor, Marie Garry, Margaret Harte, Marie Geraghty, Brigid O’Brien & Tom Kearns.



The von Ow family at the recent WMOF in Dublin 2018

Bishop Denis Nulty visited Killeigh Parish on Tuesday 9th Sept 2014.
He Celebrated the morning Mass before meeting individually those who were at Mass. He later visited our four primary schools.

See the Parish FaceBook page for pictures of Bishop's visit
in the church and the schools.
Thanks to John P. Conroy for the pictures.


If you have a concern contact:-

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.)

Ms Joan Treacy:    

The DLP is the person responsible in our diocese for receiving all
Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: –

  Breda O’Connor       087-6482625
 Concepta Murphy    087-6550239
 Margaret Conroy      086-1797652

The PSR’s role is to promote awareness of the Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures,and to ensure that church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of the children involved.

Read about
Bishop Daniel Delaney.
Bishop of K&L 200 years ago

Bishop Nulty's Statement for Vocations Sunday 2014

Parish Office Opening Hours:
Normally open Tues, Wed & Thursday
10.30am – 1.00pm
Book Masses, Certificates, etc.
Phone 057-93-44161


Pontifical University – St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Higher Diploma in Theological Studies  One-year part-time evening course.  Lectures are held on: Mon’s & Wed’s 6.30-9.30pm
Four Saturdays ( 2 Sat every semester) 10am – 4pm.  Info etcContact 01-7084772 email: or

Domestic Violence We can help! Contact Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service (ODVSS) on our
Confidential Information Line
057 9351886. (Open Mon to Fri 10am to 12pm2pm to 4pm)

welcomes individuals for private retreats ,short breaks and quiet days . We also welcome groups for Assemblies, Conferences and Meetings
Visit us on

View slides from Prayer gathering 2012 around the Congress Bell in Killeigh on   
Killeigh Parish FaceBook

In 1900
there were 266,000,000 Catholics in the world.
By 2050 it is estimated there will be 1,100,000,000 [1.1 Billion] / living in the Global South

Suicidal Thoughts?
Share the Load!
….others can help you carry it.
Midlands Living Links 086-1600641
Console – 1800 201 890
MABS – Money Advice – Hibernian Hse, 057 93 23211 / 93 52252 (free & confidential).
C.I.C. – Citizens Information Centre
Mon-Sat, 10.30am-12.30pm
057 9352204.
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
1life, Suicide helpline 247 100

Grow:  World Community Mental Health Movement in Ireland.
You alone can dot it,
but you can’t do it alone.
If you are anxious, depressed,
or feeling suicidal,
GROW can support you.
Strictly Confidential.
Young Adult Group Monday 7.30pm,
Community Group Thurs 3.00pm
Community Health Centre 057 9351124.

Have you got a number in your phone after the letters I.C.E.?
In Case of Emergency?

Warning signs of a STROKE:
The following can help you recognise if someone is having a stroke and ACT FAST if you see any of them.
FFACE: Ask the person to smile-does one side droop?
A – ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms and keep them there.
S – SPEECH: Can the person repeat a sentence?  Is their speech slurred?
T – TIME: If you see any of the above signs – even just one – call 999 for an ambulance

  On Monday 7th October 2015 the parish of Rahan turned out in style to say 'Thank You' and to bid farewell to Fr. Johnny McEvoy.
Fr. Johnny is returning to his Missionary Order, the Columbans in Navan.
   The Committee which organised the event, presented Fr. Johnny with the fishermen in their boat, reflecting the image of being sent as a missionary, called 'to be fishers of men'.
   Raheen Church picture taken lately.

Some of the pictures from the recent dedication of our school Garden to the memory of Maree Grace - McElduff, and raising of our 3rd Greenschools Flag in Killeigh National School.
Many more pictures on the Parish Facebook page. Get link on our homepage.

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