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  19th November 2017

Please pray for:    
Georgina Mahon, Kilcormac.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Deceased Members of the Brady Family,
Paddy & Mary Mahon, Sons Mick & Tom, Infant Daughter Cecilia Ann, Pullagh & Killurin.
Daughter in Law Caitriona, England.
Jack & Lizzie Arnold & Deceased Family, Daingean & Moneyquid.
Son in Law, Sean Kirwan & Daughter in Law Marian Arnold, Ard.
Jim Hanlon & Deceased Family, Ballylevin.
James & Mary Kirwan & their
   Daughter Carmel, Raheenduff.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Paddy Guinan, Backwood.  1st Anniversary                                   & his Wife Ann.
Margaret Dempsey, Cloneygowan.
Patrick & Ann (Dolly) Briscoe, Geashill.
Eileen Kinnarney, Geashill.
Anne Piggott, Ballycrystal.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Edward Byrne, Shranure, Cloneygowan.
BALLINAGAR:      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Mary Geoghegan, Ballinagar.
John & Kathleen Guinan, Ballina.
Noel Gallagher, Ballinagar.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Patsy Doorley, Meelaghans & Arden.
Masses during the Week:
Tues  10.00am For the People of the Parish.
Wed 10.00am   For People buried in
               Ancient Burial Sites in the Parish.   
Thurs   7.30pm   In the C.Y.M.S.
For Deceased Members, their Families & Friends
Fri      10.00am        Eddie Kearns, Wexford.
Mon  7.30pm  
Tues 10.00am
Wed    7.30pm  
Thurs  10.00am
Fri       10.00am
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Gretta Sheil, Raheenduff.
Denis & Mary Brazil, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James & Annie Crombie, Kilcappa. Deceased Flanagan Family, Kilcappa.
Owen & Bridget Conroy, Ard.
Bridget & David Cox, Cloneygowan.
Jack & Margaret Begnall, Cloneygowan & Deceased Begnall Family, Sranure &
Deceased Boland Family, Sranrue.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parish.
BALLINAGAR:      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Mary Dunne, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Kitty Gonoude & Deceased Family,
Ms of Eucharist Sun Nov 26th Group C.

Please bring one to your neighbour.

Fr. Stapleton & Msgr Coonan thank all Parishioners for their kind donations to the Autumn Station Collection.

Take the Short-Term Pledge for the Month of November for deceased family and friends who have gone before us marked with the sign of Faith.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise!

November LIST of the Dead:  
Thanks to all who submitted their lists.    The Priests of the Parish are required to offer 9 masses for all those whose names are on the lists you send in, in your purple envelope.                                        P.S. Some people include donations. These are lodged to the ‘clergy account’ for which we are thankful.

Shane Brennan, Cloncon is travelling to Calcutta to work with the Hope Foundation as part of his college course.  The church gate collection this week-end is for this work.  Please support.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul church gate collection at Killeigh Church next weekend.

Ballinagar GAA – A. G. M.
Sunday 19th Nov 5pm in Ned’s Bar.  

Coffee/Tea Morning:
In Doyle’s Thurs 23rd Nov 10.30am-12.30pm.  All are welcome.

Raheen G.A.A.  -  A. G. M.
Fri 24th Nov 8pm in Clubhouse in Geashill.  

Christmas Craft & Cake Sale:
St Mary’s Hall, Geashill Sat Nov 25th at 12noon.  Homemade Xmas baking, crafts, wooden items & cosmetics.  All welcome.

This Wed Cooking with “Hey Presto” in Geashill Old School 10am-12noon.  Come for a Cuppa. Open to Men & Women. ALSO THEIR
Christmas Craft Fair & Bric-a-Brac
Sun Nov 26th 2-5pm in Geashill Old N.S.

2017 Parish Christmas Draw:
Wed 13th Dec in Killeigh National School at 8.00pm.  Cards & Parish Calendars are being distributed at present.

Killeigh Christmas Party:
Sunday 26th Nov in the Bridge House at 2.30pm.  All welcome after 4.30pm.

Cloneygowan Christmas Party:
Sunday Dec 3rd at 2.00pm in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.  Bus leaving Cloneygowan at 1.15pm.

Ballroom (Children & Adults) Dancing: St. Joseph’s N.S. Ballinagar 6.15-9pm on Friday’s.  For more details 085 1922646

Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:         Liam & Shauna Byrne
7.30pm Raheen:          Seamus Crombie    
9.00am Raheen:          Theresa Boland
10.30am Ballinagar Johnnie Dunne.
11.30am Killeigh:       Attracta Brady
Readings will be posted out to you.

 Day of the Poor is being celebrated this Sunday at the request of Pope Francis

This Sunday is also designated Road Safety Sunday known as ‘World Day of Remembrance’.

YOUTH 2000 Christmas Youth Retreat:
Catholic Weekend Retreat at Newbridge College, Co. Kildare from Dec 8h - 10th.  For all young adults between 16-35 to a weekend of excellent speakers, workshops, music & group activities.  Free buses from various locations.  Contact 01-675 3690 or or Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page.  See church notice board.

Thanks to all who donated €601.45 to Eithne O’Byrne’s Hospice Coffee morning.

The Three Tenors in Concert:
In St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, Sun Dec 17th at 8pm.  Tickets €25 from Parish Office 057 86 24390, Horan’s Newsagent.  Special Guests Emer Dunne accompanied by Antoinette Dickinson Kaur.

Tullamore Business & Professional Women host Tanya Ross, Cake Decorator this Wed 22nd Nov, in the Bridge House Hotel @ 8pm.  Admission is free. All Welcome. Raffle on the night.

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 13th Nov:
Lotto Results: No’s: 1-12-27-30
No Winner.   0 @ 3’s  Next Wk  €400  & €9,200 Jackpot in Doyle’s Mon Nov 20th.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 13th Nov:
Lotto Results: No’s: 1-8-9-25
No Winner.   3 @ 3’s  €70 Next Week €200 €15,000/€6,000  In Ned’s Mon 20th Nov.

Parish Insurance  -  Last week we paid Allianz €15,056 to cover 2 houses, 2 former church sites, 3 churches, 4 former schools now halls & the parish hall in Cloneygowan.

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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