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  18th March 2018

NOTE:       NO VIGIL MASS for Sunday
on Saturday 17th  March  --  Killeigh & Raheen

Friday 23rd of March.
Killeigh & Cloneygowan Schools at 11.00am in St. Patrick’s Killeigh
Geashill & Ballinagar Schools at 2.30pm in St. Joseph’s Ballinagar

Pray for: Linda Hanlon (Hoey), Annagharvey.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Pat Mahon, Logmore. 1st Anniv.
Patrick & Elizabeth Tyrrell, Toberlaheen &
                          Deceased Family Members.
Denis & Teasy Dunne, Ballinagar.
Jim Brickland, Knock.
Marie Mahon, Dalgan.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Andy Byrne, Cloneygowan.
Ned O’Grady, Cloncon.
Thomas & Mary Colton, Gorteen.
Masses during the Week:
Mon, Tues, Wed, &Thurs at 10.00am  
Friday:   Confirmation 11.00 am
Mon    7.30pm   
Tues   10.00am      Kevin Blake.
Wed    7.30pm     
Thurs 10.00am
Ballinagar:  Friday: Confirmation 2.30 pm
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Katharine (Kay) Walsh & her Son David,
Kathleen Kearns, Gorteen.
George & Kitty Dunne, Killurin & their
          Grandson Mark Casey, Ballinasragh.
Con Dunne, Ballinvalley & his Son Con &
           Deceased Dunne Family Members.
Martin & Nancy O’Grady, Derrybeg.
John & Margaret McInerney, Derryadd.
Edward & Bridget Conroy, Moneyquid.
Mary & Michael Digan, Killurin &
                      Sr. Oliver Flynn, Clonaslee.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
John & Annie Henchy, Ard.
Michael Bolton, Ballydownan.
Molly & Jim Kelly, Geashill.
Betty Daly, Geashill
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Mary Bryan, Geashill.  Months Mind.
Michael Leogue, Ballina.
Kathleen McHugh, Backwood Clygowan
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
John & Catherine Dolan, Annagharvey.
Patrick & Marcella Maguire & Son Tom,
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Sheila Elliott, Scrubb.
John Conroy, Lockclose & Sons
                                     William & Daniel.
Kathleen Kelly, The Granary, Tullamore.
Daniel Flanagan, Roscrea.
Ms of Eucharist Sun Mar 25th Group E.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:     Elizabeth Kinnarney
Gospel:   Eugene Cahill & Liam Byrne
7.30pm Raheen:  Albert Henchy
Gospel:   Matthew O’Byrne & Nora Kaye       
9.00am Raheen:    Family
Gospel:   Collette & Amy Carty
10.30am Ballinagar:  Catherine Dolan
Gospel: Zita Murphy & Anthony Malone
11.30am Killeigh:   Patricia Nunan
Gospel: Ciara Cahill & Ciara Murray    
Fifth Sunday of Lent:
To be God’s servant, we must follow Jesus.  Do you desire to see where Jesus lives?  How do you receive and share this gift of love?  If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!
Mount St Anne’s, Killenard 7.30pm Wed Mar 21st.  

Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 1994 wrote “Human rights are not a privilege conferred by Government.  They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of our humanity”.

I Am With You Always:
Meditation in the quiet and stillness.  
21st March. €5 including refreshments.
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National Council for the Blind Clothes Collection at Raheen Church Sat 24th Mar between 10-11am.  No cushions, duvets, pillows, socks or underwear.  
Help NCBI raise funds.
Killeigh Community Centre Development Association
American Tea Party Sunday April 15th @ 4pm in Clonaslee Community Centre.  All funds going towards feasibility costs.
Contact Rita 087 6738963 or Patricia 087 3744909 to host a table.
Wed in Geashill Old School 10am-12noon.    Coming up Elegant Eleven’s.  See our Facebook page for more details.  Come for the cuppa.  Men & Women welcome.
Volunteer Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels in the Killeigh area. Can you spare an hour at 12.30pm? Contact 057 9362755
Bring a newsletter to your neighbour
Message to you from Bishop Denis:-
I want to take this opportunity to invite you to come to Carlow for this year’s celebration of the Chrism Mass on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm in the Cathedral. During this Mass the Holy Oils that will be used across the diocese in Baptisms, Confirmations, Ordinations, and Anointing of the sick, will be blessed, and the priests of the diocese will renew their vows of Ordination. This is a wonderful annual celebration. I look forward to meeting and saying hello to as many as possible after Mass, over a cuppa next door in Carlow College. Your presence will make a difference.                                        + Bishop Denis
Reconciliation Ceremonies:-
Mon Mar 26th Tullamore - Confessions all day.  Reconciliation ceremonies after the 10am Mass and 7.30pm Mass.
Tue Mar 27th :- Rosenallis 7pm –
Portarlington 7.30pm Clonaslee 8pm
Wed Mar 28th :- Mountmellick 7.30pm Raheen 8.30pm for the Parish.
Dates for the Diary:
Icon of the Holy Family will be visiting the Diocese on dates between 27th April and 4th May.
Diocesan Family Fun Day, Carlow College Saturday June 16th, details soon.


“Let us REMEMBER that every CHILD at its very conception is created for GREATER things – to LOVE and to be LOVED.”
The Irish Catholic - at the door.  €1.80
Maintaining a Gospel of Hope in Family Life.                              Page 32.
The ups and downs of FAITH. P 34.
Acquired Brain Injury Mountbolus thank all who attended and supported our Annual Bake.  €900 was raised.
Public Discussion on Homelessness in Offaly, chaired by Vincent Brown, Tuesday 20th March at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore. All welcome
Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 12th Mar:
Lotto Results: No’s: 2-17-18-25  Jackpot -
No Winner. 0 @ 3’s  Next Wk €400 &  €3,400 Jackpot Hamiliton’s  Tues Mar 20th.
Ballinagar Community Lotto: 12th Mar:
Lotto Results: No’s: 14-16-20-23 No Winner.
2 @ 3 €100 Next Week €200
€15,000/€9,000 Ned’s Tues 20th Mar
Geashill Whist: Top Score: Brigid O’Brien
Other Winners:   Heather Kelly, Noel Harte, Theresa Mulhare & Teresa Byrne.



 Letter from Pope Francis
 Published on Saturday 25th of March.

Thanks to the committee for running once again a successful draw. Thanks to all our parishioners for their support.
Thanks to our Sponsors who so generously support us.
Thanks to all who distributed and collected the Draw Cards.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

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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