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Parish Newsletter    13th October 2019

Monday 21st to Wed 23th October.
From 4:30 pm to 8:00pm
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Please bring a newsletter to your neighbour.

We Pray for:
Betty Guinan, Ballydownan Geashill.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm

RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Ninian Fauliner, Geashill.
Paddy & Bridie Gordon, Cloneyquinn.

RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parish.

BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am

KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am

Masses during the Week:
Tues   10.00 am   
Wed    10.00 am  
Thurs  10.00 am
Fri      10.00 am  
Mon    7.30 pm
Tues   10.00 am   
Wed   10.00 am
Thurs 10.00am
Fri         7.30pm  
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm

RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm

RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Maureen Gorman, Killeenmore.  Months Mind.

BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Oliver Plunkett, Christopher Finnegan, Bridget Cooke & Deceased members of their Families.
Kathleen Geraghty, Cappanageeragh.

KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
David Dooley, Acton, London.  1st Anniv.
Tess Murray, Scrubb.
Ms of Eucharist Sun Oct 27th Team C
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:          Rachael King
7.30pm Raheen:           Eithne O’Bryne
9.00am Raheen:          Family
10.30am Ballinagar:   Catherine Guinan
11.30am Killeigh:        Family
Readings will be posted out to you.

Mission Sunday:
Pray persistently and God will respond. Ask God to bless the Church with faith-filled ministers.  If you think God is calling you to be a priest call:-   Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

The Irish Catholic at the door:  €2
Together we are Mission – Extraordinary Month of Mission Special. P 16-31
Life can be so cruel but let’s face it with faith and hope.  P 40.
Grieving as a spiritual exercise.  P 34.

Ceremonies, in our churches are broadcast via webcam, [but not recorded] on
TODAY is World Mission Sunday, a day when our entire Church family comes together for a truly incredible celebration of solidarity. Today, every single Church around the world shares what they can, so that the vital work of the Church and our missionaries can continue. From all the missionaries, thank you for digging deeper today. If you’d like to further support World Mission Sunday, you can donate online at or give €4 right now, by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. (Texts cost €4. World Mission Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LikeCharity. Helpline: 076 680 5278. Republic of Ireland only.)  

Praise and Worship Meeting:
Parish Center St. Peter and Paul's Church Portlaoise Thurs 31st Oct 8pm
Rosary, Praise and Worship with Music Ministry.  Talk by Spiritual Director
Fr. Ruairi O'Domhnaill.  All are welcome. Contact Michael Nerney 086-815 7305 for details

Killeigh N.S. Parents Association Halloween fundraising cake sale Friday 25th of Oct from 9:30 - 2:30 in Killeigh School Hall. Lots of goodies buns, cakes, breads, scones, soups & vegetables etc with raffle on the day.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. Everyone welcome.

Congratulations to Na Fíanna Footballers, to the Team, their Families & to their Managers.

Tea/Coffee Morning Killeigh 23rd Oct:
Free Coffee morning in Grennan’s 10.30am-12noon.  Thanks to all who join & support us.

Geashill Wednesday Club: Geashill Old School, 10am to noon.  This week Health & Fitness.  €3. Come for a cuppa.  All are welcome.  Concepta 057-93-43876 or Gretta 086-363-9009

Geashill Whist Results:-
Top:   Seán Coffey
Other Winners:- Brigid O’Brien, Teresa Mulhare, Patricia Quinn, Josie Beacon, Frances Gleeson, Noreen Garry, Margaret Harte & Heather Kelly.


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.
S: Ask the person to SMILE-does one side droop?
R: Ask the person to RAISE both arms and keep them there.
T: TALK.  Speak a simple sentence coherently. (e.g. chicken soup)
If the person has a problem with any of the above signs – even just one – call 999 for an ambulance.
New sign of a stroke…..stick out your TONGUE.  If the tongue goes to one side or the other it is also a sign of a stroke.

Organ Donation:
In 2018 in Ireland 81 Donors gave life to and saved 234 People.
Irish People are Incredibly Generous.

Grabbing the Wheel – Driving your own Life is the theme of the October meeting of Tullamore BPW which will be addressed by Ms Anne Scally,  HR Consultant and Ms Geraldine O’Neill, International Author in the Bridge House Hotel Wed Oct 23rd 8.00pm.

Sandy Lane N.S. Parents Council, Portarlington:
Antiques & Collectibles Auction on this Sun Oct 20th at 3pm in the Parochial Hall, The Square, Portarlington. Viewing from 1pm.  Entry Fee €5 to include Catalogue, Tea/coffee and refreshments.

Clonaslee Development Association Monthly Bingo next Sunday Oct 27th at 3pm in the Community Centre.

Parishioners needed as Readers for all churches:  It would be wonderful if you could offer to read.  Call to the sacristy after mass or call the parish office.

Catholic convert Keith Nester answers the question, "What's so great about being Catholic?"
A Copy of the Scroll of the Prophet Isaiah, found in 1948 in a cave near the Dead Sea.
Carbon dated showing it was writen in 70 B.C.
Killeigh Parish Finance Committee
AGM 10 September 2019


Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Mick Daly: 085-8021633  Email:-                                          

The DLP is the person responsible in our diocese for receiving all Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.
Local Safeguarding Representatives: –
Breda O’Connor       
Concepta Murphy  
Aileen McDermott  

The LSR’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.

Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator
Michelle Hughes: Email:

Duty Social worker can be contacted 9am-5pm
  Laois Area                                      
057 86 92567/8                                
Offaly Area
057 93 70700
HSE National information line:- 1850 24 1850 (callsave)

Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána

Tullamore:       057 93 21305  
Portarlington:  057 8623112

Portarlington:  057 8623112



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.

F FACE: 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


Suicidal Thoughts?
Share the Load!
….others can help you carry it.
Midlands Living Links 086-1600641

MABS – Money Advice – Hibernian Hse, 076-107-2710 (free & confidential).
C.I.C. – Citizens Information Centre
Mon-Sat, 10.30am-12.30pm     057 9352204.
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
Pieta House 1800 247 247 or 0818 277 438
Samaritans new freephone number 116 123

visit for a full list of crisis helplines

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)

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

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.

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

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