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13th May 1917,
the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children who were minding sheep.
She had a message for the church, and for the world.

Parish Newsletter

                               23rd July 2017

 Please pray for:          

Michael Costello, Down, Rhode.
Pádraig Fitzsimons, Quarrymount.
Funeral Monday 10am in Tullamore.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mona Guinan, Sranure.  Months Mind.
Joe & Kathleen Murphy,
         Raheenmoyle, Kilcormac.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parish.
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ned Berry, Scrubb.
Masses during the Week:
Mon     Funeral in Tullamore.  
Wed   10.00am  
Fri     10.00am
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Shem (James) Coleman, Kilcappagh.
           Months Mind.
Gerry Loughlin, Ard Riadha.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Michael Brophy & Deceased Brophy Family Members, Meelaghans.
Denis & Bridget Sheil, Cloncoher, Geashill.
Ms of Eucharist Sun July 30th Group A.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:        Elizabeth Kinnarney
7.30pm Raheen:         Family
9.00am Raheen:        Matthew O’Bryne
10.30am Ballinagar:  Margaret Murphy
11.30am Killeigh:      Declan Walsh
Readings will be posted out to you.

Tax Relief
on your 2016 Donations.
A letter and the approved certificate/form, CHY4 will be posted to all relevant homes next week.  By signing this form and giving your PPS No., you give the parish permission to claim a tax refund on your donations of €250 or more, if you paid tax in 2016.
Tax refund for donations of €250 and over from all donors (PAYE or Self-employed) will now go to the parish at a rate of 31%.
So for example, a donation of €250 (from yellow AND white envelops) will net the parish account €112.32; €500 will net it €224.64 and €1,000 -- €449.27

Special Collection TODAY–
Hunger Crisis in East Africa
An Emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa takes place in our Parish this week-end. Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan & Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought.  Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water and sanitation.  Needs are enormous – please support our appeal and help us reach more people with life-saving aid.
How are we responding?
Ethiopia – 20,000 people receiving emergency food aid or cash transfers.
Kenya – 40,000 families will be supported with food baskets through this emergency.
Somalia – Our health centres are treating 19,000 people each month.
South Sudan – 25,000 men, women and children are receiving monthly food rations in South Sudan.
Parishes are asked to support this collection generously.

Statistics of Use since Jan 1st 2017.
Main Viewing Times coincide with mass times in each church.
2,528 views of Killeigh from Irl/UK/USA/Spain/Canada/Australia/
1,880 views of Raheen from Irl/UK/USA/Canada/Aus/Netherlands/Spain/Germany/Fiji/Italy/Brazil
1,740 views of Ballinagar from Irl/UK/USA/Australia/Canada/Spain/

Family Picnic - An invitation from Bishop Denis Nulty to families and extended families to join him for a Family Picnic on Sunday, August 27 in Punchestown Racecourse. A great afternoon of entertainment and fun is planned so save the date and get your extended family to save it too!  See church posters &

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary. Thurs 17th – Sun 20th of August.  
For young people aged 16-35, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending.  Inspiring talks, workshops, dramas, concert, prayer games, and times of sharing.  
See poster at church door.  Contact
01-6753690, or book online at   

Bring a newsletter to your neighbour

Sixteenth Sun in Ordinary Time:
“The Spirit too helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought.”  Do you approach the Lord in prayer with the confident strength given by the Holy Spirit asking that He make known your unique vocation?  If God may be inviting you to consider the priesthood contact   Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

Study Theology by Distance Learning.
See brouchers at the door.
Phone:  (01) 404 8124   Email:

Tullamore International Summer Organ Series (featuring the magnificent Frobenius Organ in the Church of the Assumption)  Tuesday 25th July Klaus Kuchling (Organ, Austria). Begins at 8pm.

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 17th July:
Lotto Results: No’s: 13-22-26-27 No Winner.
1 @ 3’s €200 €5,800  Hamiliton’s Mon July 24th

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 17yj July:
Lotto Results: No’s: 2-13-24-25 – No Winner.
3 @ 3’s €70 . Next wk win/share €200
Jackpot €15,000 Ned’s Mon July 24th.

Geashill Whist: Top Score:    Patricia Quinn
Other Winners:  Bernadette Mahon, Noel Harte, Veronica Kearns, Teresa Mulhare, Mary Carroll & Marie Garry.

Thanks for Donation of €175 to the Parish from Ballinagar Cemetery Committee.

Hurl for Fun 2017 - All hurling 3 day Summer camp 8th-10th Aug 10am- 1pm Killeigh GAA.  6yrs-13yrs boys & girls.  Contact Na Fíanna Hurling Committee for more details.

Clonaslee Community Employment Scheme have the following vacancies:
Clerical – Ref: 2046136.  Environmental –  Ref: 2045137. Cleaner –  Ref: 2046139.
19 ½ hours per week or week on/week off basis. DSP rates of pay and contracts apply. Please contact (Intreo Tullamore 057 93 18500 or Portlaoise on 057 86 78010) or further information, please contact Caitriona in Clonaslee on 057 86 48277.

Suicidal Thoughts?
1life   Suicide helpline –1800 24 7 100
Midlands Living Links 086-160 0641
Console – 1800 201 890

St Vincent de Paul  057  93 22072

Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)

Killeigh Parish Finance Committee
AGM 13 September 2016
Chairman’s Address

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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