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   24th September 2017

 Please pray for:      

 Jack Pilkington, formerly Cloneygowan.
Funeral Mass in Raheen at 12noon NO 9am
Sean McCarthy, Clonminch Rd, Tullamore.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Brigid Hinch, Lockclose.  1st Anniversary.
Sheila & Jim Dunne, Killurin & Daughters Angela Coughlan & Mary Pook.
Declan & Cyril Dunne, Killurin.
Joe & Jim Dunne, Hawkswook &
        Deceased Family Members.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Seamus Seery, Ballydownan. Months Mind.
Funeral took place in London.
John & Mary McNalley, Ballycrystal.
Sonny Trimble, Cloneygowan.
Marie & Seamus Fitzmaurice, Cloneygowan
BALLINAGAR:      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Denis Dunne, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Moira Doorley, Meelaghans.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        12.00noon
Funeral Mass for Jack Pilkington.
Masses during the Week:
Mon   10.00am  
Readings & Communion:
Wed   & Friday   10.00am
Mon   7.30pm
Tues   10.00am  
Wed      7.30pm   In Ballinagar Church.
Thurs 10.00am
Fri       10.00am    
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James & Mary Dunne, Ballinvalley &    
             Deceased Dunne Family Members.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
John Comerford, Cloneygowan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Marian Arnold, Ard.  Months Mind.
Melvie O’Rourke, Ballydownan.
BALLINAGAR:      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Seán O’Meara, Ballinagar.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
For the People of the Parish.
Ms of Eucharist Sun Oct 1st Group E.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:         Liam & Shauna Byrne
7.30pm Raheen:         Joe Murphy
9.00am Raheen:          Family
10.30am Ballinagar   Paul Bolger
11.30am Killeigh:      Mary Walsh
Readings will be posted out to you.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time:    “Seek the Lord while He may be found….”  While seeking Him in prayer and the sacraments, listen to Him.  Could it be you are being called by Jesus to serve as a priest?  If you think He may be offering you this grace, call Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   on 045 897470 or email

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St Vincent de Paul  057  93 22072

We welcome Sr’s. Teresa Walsh and Mary Gallagher who will speak at the Masses this week-end to promote Mission Awareness.

First Communion 2018:
Parents Meeting – Mon Sept 25th in Raheen Church at 7.30pm
For Cloneygowan.
Parents Meeting – Wed Sept 27th in Ballinagar Church at 7.50pm
For Ballinagar & Geashill.

St. Pio’s Feast Day Mass:
Mon 25th Sept in St. Mary’s Church, Edenderry.  After Mass St. Pio’s Glove will be available for people wishing to be blessed.  All are welcome.

Laois Pro Life talk and training with Sarah Ekada, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Tuesday September 26th in the Portlaoise Parish Centre at 8pm. All welcome.

B.P.W. Mental Health Talk
Prof. James Lucy, (St. Patrick's Hospital) will address the on Mental Health in The Bridge House, Tullamore on Wed 27th Sept. at 8:00pm. All Welcome. Admission Free.

Resumes next Wed 27th in Geashill Old School from 10am-12noon.  Starting back with making your own Button Dolly.  All materials supplies €3.  Come for the Cuppa, learn new skills & meet new people. Open to Men & Women.  Contact Concepta 057 9343876/Gretta 086363 9009

Killeigh N.S. Parents Association Clothes Collection - Wed Sept 27th.
Please leave bags of clothes inside the School Wall beside the bicycles between 9am – 2.45pm.

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 18th Sept::
Lotto Results: No’s: 4-23-24-28 No Winner.
0 @ 3’s  Next Wk €400/ €7,400 High Chap 25th

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 18th Sept:
Lotto Results: No’s: 6-15-18-21 No Winner.
6 @ 3 €35 €15,000/200/4,000 Ned’s Mon 25th

Geashill Whist: Top:   Teresa Mulhare
Other Winners:  Marie Geraghty, Noreen Garry, Marie Garry, Bernadette Mahon, Tom Kearns & Veronica Kearns.
If you cannot come up to receive Holy Communion please raise your hand and the Minister will go to you

Killeigh Parish–
Live Mass Broadcasts from all Churches  (Click on the church you want to watch).

Prayer to the Holy Family:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection or division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph graciously hear our prayer.      Amen.

Killina Presentation Convent Bicentenary Celebrations:
Fri 29th, Sat 30th Sept & Sun 1st Oct.
Friday – In Killina Secondary School. Launch 7.30pm followed by Book Launch 7.45 & Concert by Rahan CCE & Sec. School Students at 8.00pm followed by a cup of tea.
Saturday – 2pm Re-enactment of Sisters Arrival in Killina area by Rahan Drama.
3-7.30pm Exhibition in School concourse area also Classrooms of Olden days in Killina Former Classrooms.  
4 & 5pm – Guided Walk of Killina & exterior of Rahan Lodge.
8pm – Drama followed by cuppa.
Sunday – 3pm.  Mass in Killina Church followed by Tree Planting & Buffet.

PERSONAL MONITORED ALARMS For over 65’s.  Contact Offaly Network at 057- 93 62755

Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)
Prayerbook apps support busy Catholics on the move.                               Page 3.
They trained me how to preach and celebrate Mass, and give penance but not about the weather.   Page 10& 11.
Salesian priest recounts brutal capture and liberation.                Page 18.
Our struggle with riches.    Page 22.
 Family & Lifestyle.             Pages 23-26

NOTE:  Geashill N.S. website address is changed to

KNOCK – Live Broadcasts.

North Offaly Com. Dev. Network:
Volunteer Drivers needed for our Meals on Wheels Service in the Killeigh parish area. If you can spare an hour at 12.30pm contact 057 – 93 62755  

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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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