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Parish Newsletter

23rd June 2019

Sat 22nd June  Raheen   7.30pm
Sun 30th   June Ballinagar 10.30am
Tue 2nd    July   Annagharvey
Sat  6th    July  Killeigh    7.30pm

We Pray for:-

Annie Conroy, Lockclose.
Noel Rice, Chicago & late of Geashill.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Michael & Brigid McEvoy, Clonadd.
Kathleen & Paddy Hughes, Kilcavan &
son John & Grandson Con.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Rosemary Betson, Ballinagar, her parents Edward & Rose Gallagher & her brother Michael Gallagher, Cappyroe.
Molly Murphy, Dalgan.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ned Berry, Scrubb.  
John & Mary Meacle, Killurin & her parents Rose & Patrick.
Helen Gonoude, Derrygolan & her Son Ger.
Andy & Vera Buckley, Daingean.
Masses during the Week:
Tues     10.00am  
Wed     10.00am   
Thurs   10.00am    
Mon     7.30pm  Matthew & Mary O’Meara,
Tues   10.00am  
Wed   10.00am
Fri       7.30pm    Feast of the Sacred Heart.   
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary (Molly) Tynan, Ard.  1st Anniv.
Mona Guinan, Shranure.
Ann & John Corcoran, Ballykeane.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun June 30th Team A
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:           Pat Feery
7.30pm Raheen:                         Family
9.00am Raheen:         Marie & Thomas Garry
10.30am Ballinagar:    Cemetery Committee
11.30am Killeigh:         Aileen McDermott
Readings will be posted out to you.
If you cannot come up to receive Holy Communion please raise your hand and the Minister will go to you.

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ:
Jesus asked, “Why do you not give them something to eat yourselves?” What do you have to offer to the
hungry world?   If you think God is calling you to be a priest call:-
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

All ceremonies, in our churches are broadcast on

Ministers of the Word:
If you would like to read at weekend masses please contact one of the priests or the parish office.

Parish Finance Council Meeting:
Geashill Old School 8pm this Tues 25th

The Irish Catholic at the door: €2
Why go to Santiago?  Pages 14-17.
Under God’s eye in the mess.  Page 8.
In this attitude, Ireland was by no means unique.  Page 5.
Born without a family tree.  Page 10.

Mass for Healing:
Tuesday 2nd July in St. Paul's Church Emo.  Holy Rosary 7:45pm at Grotto. Holy Mass 8:00pm.  Fr. Eddie Lalor CC

Coffee/Tea Morning this Wed 26th:
In Grennan’s, Killeigh 10.30am-12noon for Killeigh Community Pre-school. €166 raised for St. James’ Hospital.

Finished now for the summer.  See you all Please God in September.

Ballycommon & Telework Training Centre CLG. Basic First Aid with Paediatric, Infant & Child CPR training.    Free Basic Internet Training Course.  Free Computer Training for Farmers. Meals on Wheels Service €3.50 per day.   Friendly Call Service Free Confidential Telephone Chat service for people living alone.    Life Story Project.  Ballycommon GAA Bingo every Wed at 8pm in Kilmurray Com. Centre.  Contact us on
057 93 53177 in confidence.

Irish Wheelchair Associations Coastal Camino 2019
Are you looking for your next big adventure?  If so, why not sign up for Irish Wheelchair Association’s Coastal Camino Walk. This exciting walk is suitable for people of all age groups and all levels of fitness, following a beautiful trail of 103km from the maritime city of Vigo to wonderful Santiago de Compostela next October. All funds raised will go directly towards helping us to continue to deliver vital services to people with disabilities in your community.   Check out this link for more information: or please contact Jacqui O’Connor on
086 128 4124 for any enquiries.

Geashill Whist:  Top:  Frances Gleeson
Other Winners: Patricia Quinn, Heather Kelly, Margaret Flanagan, Bridie O’Grady, Thomas Garry & Noreen Garry.

Club and Community notes available on

St Vincent de Paul  057  93 22072

Sun 30th    June    Ballinagar 10.30am
Tue  2nd     July    Annagharvey
Sat   6th     July     Killeigh     7.30pm  

Music Ministry Together:
Cistercian College, Roscrea 29th July-Aug 2nd.  See or Therese on 087 679 0336 or email  See poster.

Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019
1st – 6th August. €759. Single room supplement €155-€180.

Dublin/Kildare Fatima Pilgrimage on 10th October 7 nights ex Dublin. Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima.  

Dublin/Kildare Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 31st October 8 nights
Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

Dublin/Kildare Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land  
Contact James Treacy 086-0572216

New Parents with New Babies Group.  
Every Tuesday at 11.00 am at Cluain Darach Community Centre, Tullamore.
An opportunity to meet others parenting
for the first time and gain confidence in their parenting role.  See FaceBook @Parents First or call 057 93 22996

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.
Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019
1st – 6th August. €759.
Single room supplement €155-€180.




Fr. Sean Hyland
In Fr Sean’s own words “If I had to up sum what
‘Whisperings of my Soul’
is all about, I think the first sentence probably says it best;
“When I reached the lowest ebb of my life, I called out to God and discovered that He was there for me””.


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  
Margaret Conroy     
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
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

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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