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Parish Newsletter

22nd July   2018

Parents are the pride of their Children.

Pray for:

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Padraig Fitzsimons, Quarrymount. 1st Anniv
Joe Doorley, Meelaghan Lodge.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Joe & Kathleen Murphy, Raheenmoyle,
Martin & Mary Pierce, Ballykeane &
     their Daughter Mary.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
For the People of the Parish.
Masses during the Week:
Wed     10.00am: Mary, Joe & Elizabeth
Thurs  10.00am:  
Fri       10.00am:  
Mon       7.30pm:
Tues     10.00am:     
Wed     10.00am:
Thurs  10.00am:
Fri       10.00am:      
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Marie & James McInerney, Derryadd.
Kathleen & Patrick Kelly, Cloncon.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Gerry Loughlin, Ard Riadha.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Andy Dolan, Ballyknockan.  1st Anniv.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Michael Brophy, Meelaghans &
                                         Deceased Family.
Ms of Eucharist Sun July 29th Group C.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:          Liam Byrne
7.30pm Raheen:           Seamus Crombie
9.00am Raheen:           Stephen Coleman
10.30am Ballinagar:    Family
11.30am Killeigh:         Patricia Nunan
Readings will be posted out to you.

Record of Gravestones    
In Killeigh Old Cemetery, Annagharvey, Templetyrine & Ballykeane are now available to view on
Please do not leave any waste “spoil, flowers, wreaths, etc,” in the cemeteries, all should be taken away.

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.

Sunday 12th August at Butterfield Estate, Blueball.
Best wishes to the organisers, sponsors and participants.

Sixteenth Sun in Ordinary Time:
So many people with needs, so little time.  If you make time for prayer, God will help you with the rest.  If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-  
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

The Irish CatholicA great read €1.80
Pope in Dublin-Celebrating family.
                                                     P 14-17.
A work of a far-sighted shepherd.
                                                     P 10-12.
Unlocking the mysteries of the body.
                                                     P 12-13.
Living your life beyond the fish tank.
                                                     P 36.

Suaimhneas (Emo) - Workshops  
Visit our website to view all our courses.  Contact 057 86 26541.  Email:

Geashill/Ballinagar Seniors Outing:
Wed 1st August to Limerick, stopping off for Morning Tea, visiting St. John’s Castle, Lunch & some shopping.  To book your seat call Josie 086 050 0074

Art Camp in Killeigh 30th Jul - 3rd  Aug for children from 6-12 years 10am to 2pm.  €75 which includes all materials.  To book contact Mary on 086 836 5305.

Ballycommon Telework
and Training Centre CLG
Kids Summer Camp Aug 7th–10th
10am–1pm.  Computers, Arts, Activities & Games.  €45
Basic First Aid Wed 1st Aug (1 full Day) Cost €45 limited places.
Call (057) 93 53177/53441 to book your place.

Join us this autumn!  Study Theology by Distance Learning.
See brochures at the door.
Phone:   (01) 404 8124   Email:

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary. Thurs 16th – Sun 19th of August.  
For young people aged 16-35.  Inspiring talks, workshops, dramas, concert, prayer games, and times of sharing.  See poster at church door.  Contact 01-6753690, or book online at    www.youth2000.18

St Vincent de Paul 057  93 22072

Bring a newsletter to your neighbour.

To book your wedding in Killeigh Parish please contact the Parish Office or one of the Priests.    
A Preliminary Booking Form [available on and from Priests] has to be completed and returned before your booking will be confirmed.    
Six months’ notice required to the Parish and minimum of three months to the State Registrar of Marriages.

National Learning Network's Employer Based Training programme.  Are you looking to retrain, develop your skills, knowledge and confidence?  Please contact Yvonne on 086 174 1402 or or email: at the National Learning Network Tullamore.

The Irish Cancer Society needs an extra 20 drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Offaly to drive cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments in the following hospitals –Tullamore; the Mater; St. James’s; St. Vincent’s and Tallaght. We are looking for drivers with free weekday availability and who have a car available to them. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full (week) days a month. All volunteer expenses are paid. If you would like to volunteer, please call Laura on 01 2310 594, email for an application form.

Schoolboys Girls Soccer Club Lotto: 11th July:
1-4-5-23 - No winner.  Next €4,000
0 @ 3   Next draw Wed 27th July.  Doyles.

Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 16th
Results: No’s: 10-11-21-26  No Winner:
1 @ 3’s  €200 Next Week €200 &  €4,400
Jackpot – Hamillitons  Mon 23rd July.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 16th July:
Results: No’s: 1-2-25-29   No Winner.  
0 @ 3    Next Week €400
€12,800  Ned’s Mon 23rd July.

Geashill Whist: Top Score: Veronica Kearns
Other Winners: Frances Gleeson, Thomas Garry, Bernadette Mahon & Heather Kelly.

Thanks to the Cemetery Committee’s for their donations to the Parish.  Killeigh €819, Ballinagar €190 & Raheen €170 which was included in the figure of €240 on the 8th July.

Direct Debit Information:-    
Anyone wishing to give their donation to the Parish by Direct Debit can use the following Bank Details:- BIC:  AIBKIE2D  IBAN:   IE96 AIBK 9322.  (Please give your Box Number as a reference).  Thanks to those who have recently arranged their donations by direct debit.




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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