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23rd September 2018

We Pray for:   

Agnes Brady (McCormack), Mucklagh.
Brendan Fox, Tullamore.
John Trimble, late of Ballyintogher.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Sadie & Thomas Feery, Lockclose.
Lily Cleary, Raheenduff.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Sonny Trimble, Cloneygowan.
Marie & Seamus Fitzmaurice, Cloneygowan
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parih.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Johnny Scully, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Joe Cleary, Ballyaville.
Masses during the Week:
Tues     10.00am:
Thurs  10.00am:
Fri       10.00am:   James, Maura & Marie
            Mahon & Deceased Buckley Family.
Ballinagar:    Mon       7.30pm:
First Holy Communion Parents Meeting for Geashill & Ballinagar Schools after Mass.
Tues     10.00am:
Wed     10.00am:     
Thurs    7.30pm:
Fri       10.00am:       
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
John Comerford, Cloneygowan.
Melville O’Rourke, Ballydownan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Denis Dunne, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun Sept 30th Group B.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:           Siobhan Greene
7.30pm Raheen:           Seamus Crombie
9.00am Raheen:           David & Colette Carty
10.30am Ballinagar:    Johnnie Dunne
11.30am Killeigh:         Eugene Cahill
Readings will be posted out to you.

Twenty-Fifth Sun in Ordinary Time:
If we want to be great we must serve others.  Are you willing to server others?  You can make a difference with your life.  If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-  Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

Parking:  In case of an Emergency!
Please leave entrances to the Churches free for Vehicles to get in or out in case of emergencies.  Do not park in a way that you are obstructing someone else.

Mass and all ceremonies, in each church, are Broadcast on the web. Go to  (Click the church image).

The Irish Catholic at the door.  €1.80
Are young people the future of the Church.  Pages 12 & 13.
The accused is guilty till proved innocent – the new world order.  P 5.
Sticking with a battered Church despite everything.    Page 9.

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Pio:
Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Edenderry, this Mon 24th Sept at 7.30pm.  celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty.

Portarlington Community Centre Tues 25th Sept from 4.30-8.00pm.

Wednesday’s in Geashill Old School
10am-12noon.This week - Painting on glass.  Bring your own picture frame. €3. History of Geashill next week Oct 3rd. See our Facebook page.  Come any Wed for the cuppa & chat & learn new skills.  Men & Women welcome.  Gretta 086 3639009 or Concepta 057 93 43876.

Coffee/Tea Morning next Thurs 27th:
In Grennan’s, Killeigh 10.30am-12noon for Offaly Hospice.  Join us for the cuppa and chat.  Thanks for €230 raised for Palliative Care at the last coffee morning.

Palliative Care received €238 from the Kearns Family from donations given at the funeral of Michael Kearns.  Many thanks to all.

Cake Sale in aid of Geashill/Ballinagar Seniors Christmas Fund.  Sat Sept 29th in Geashill Old School from 12noon-4pm.  All donations of cakes, etc. very welcome.  Raffle/Tea/Coffee on the day.  Contact Josie on 086 050 0074.

Great Geashill Fun Run/ Walk 5K
In Aid of Geashill N.S. Student Activities.  Sunday Sep 30th, at 12pm
Registration at Geashill N.S., 10 am
€10 per individual/ €15 per family
Prizes for 1st and 2nd Male & Female.

Business & Professional Women's Club Open Meeting Wed 26th Sept @ 8pm in the Court Hotel. Speaker John Dolan, President, Inland Waterways Association. Please note change of venue. All welcome. €5 Non Members.

Geashill C.O.I. Parish Art Group Exhibition & Coffee Morning in aid of Palliative Care Sat 13th October.
In Geashill C O I Parish Hall 10am-4pm in memory of Blanch Bagnall and Margaret Synes Dunne.

Could you foster a child? Urgent need for 0-12 years short -long term care . full training & support provided . visit for more information or call 01 866 5290

Tax Relief
on your 2017 Donations.
Many thanks to those who are sending their Tax Relief Forms in by post or after mass to the priest or parochial house.  There is a great response which will be of great benefit to your parish.

Killeigh Community Centre Dev. Association: Upcoming Fundraiser:
Dancers are now confirmed for the "Strictly Jigs n Reels" fundraiser in the Court Hotel Nov 17th. The full list can be seen on our facebook page Killeigh Community Centre Development.  If you would like to be a Sponsor or purchase tickets please contact any Committee member or any Dancer.
Community Survey:
Over the next few weeks households in the Killeigh area will be visited regarding our development plans. It is vital in any development that the opinions of the households are taken into consideration.  All committee members will identify themselves when they call to your home.

Suaimhneas (Emo) - Workshops  
Visit our website to view all our courses.  Contact 057 86 26541.  Email:
Courses:   1. Let nothing be wasted.  
2. Mindful Meditation Practice.  
3. Zero Waste Community Gathering.

West Offaly Training, Crank House, Banagher: Working with Autism, Business Accounting, Mindfulness, Manual Handling, ECDL, Train the Trainer, Digital Skills(Free), Painting for Beginners, Computers for Beginners, Hairdressing for Beginners, After School Coding & Getting Farmers Online(Free).  Call Carmel 057 9152003

Schoolboys Girls Soccer Club Lotto Wed 19th Sept No winner. 6-10-20-21 Next Draw  €5,000 & €200
4 @ 3 @ €100  Next draw Wed 3rd Oct  Grennans.

Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 17th Sept:
No’s: 1-5-13-15  No Winner:
0 @ 3’s.  Next Week €400 -Jackpot €6,200
– High Chaperal,  Mon 24th Sept.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 17th Sept:
No’s: 13-19-20-25  No Winner.  
1 @ 3  Next Week €200   Next Jackpot Draw for
€14,600 in Ned’s Mon 24th Sept.



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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