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18th November2018
We Pray for:   
Eileen Black (Mooney), Knock.
William (Billy) Knight, formerly Geashill.
Eileen T. O’Connor, Ennis, Clare.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Edward & Mary Poland, Hawkswood.
Bridget & Michael Poland, Hawkswood.
Eddie & Bridget Cullen, Killurin.
Brian Wilson, Clara Rd, Tullamore.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Christopher & Ellen Gibson, Ard.
Patrick & Anne (Doll) Briscoe, Geashill.
Eileen Kinnarney, Geashill.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Edward Byrne, Shranure.
Anne Piggott, Ballycrystal.
Maura & Elizabeth Bolton, Geashill.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Mary Geoghegan, Ballinagar.
Patrick & Brigid Mahon, Mary Hannon & Pat Mahon Jnr, Logmore.
Theresa & Ned Sullivan, Geashill.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Patrick Doorley, Arden & Meelaghans.
Masses during the Week:
Tues      7.30pm    C.Y.M.S.  Mass for
                                    Deceased Members.
Wed    10.00am    
Thurs  10.00am      Special Intention.
Mon     10.00am      
Tues     10.00am
Wed       7.30pm   
Thurs   10.00am
Fri        10.00am
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary & Seán Walsh, Killeigh &
          their Son Patsy.
Gretta Sheil, Raheenduff.
Denis & Mary Brazil, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
George McHugh, Alderborough.
Seán, Concepta, Carmel & Luke Henchy.
Bridget & David Cox, Cloneygowan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Mary Dunne, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
David Dooley, Killurin & London.  
                                               Months Mind.
Ms of Eucharist Sun Nov 25th Group E.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:          Family
7.30pm Raheen:           Family
9.00am Raheen:           Michelle O’Byrne
10.30am Ballinagar:    Johnnie Dunne
11.30am Killeigh:         Family
Readings will be posted out to you.
Many Thanks for your kind support to last Sunday’s  Offertory Collection which goes to the World Meeting of Families.  €1455

Collections:      Please leave the Basket on the SEAT after the Collection is done  -  NOT ON FLOOR  -  so the Collectors do not have to stoop.  If the seat is full, please hold on your lap for Collectors.  This is a matter of Health & Safety.
Killeigh Choir sings again!  
First practice for Christmas next Wed 21st Nov 8pm. All ages, voice types and abilities most welcome to help celebrate Christmas. Any queries
087 796 4924
Mass for the Holy Souls in Ballycommon Church:
Friday 23rd Nov at 8.00pm. All  welcome.
Wed’s in Geashill Old School 10am-12noon. Come any week (Men & Women welcome) for the cuppa & chat, learn or pass on your skills.
Coffee/Tea Morning this Wed 21st:
In Grennan’s, Killeigh 10.30am-12noon for The Killeigh N.S. Sensory Room.
Join us for the cuppa and chat.  
Geashill/Ballinagar Senior Citizens:
**Their Craft & Bric-a-Brac Sale**:
Sunday Nov 18th in Geashill N.S. 2-5pm.
Offaly Sports Partnership Older Adults Sports Fest.
21st Nov 10am–3.00pm in Mucklagh Community Centre. Have fun, meet new people and experience a variety of games such as Pickleball, Walking Football, Cornhole & Scidils.  Contact Jean on 0857622794 for information.
Killeigh I.F.A. Branch A.G.M. Meeting:
Thurs 22nd Nov at 8.30pm in Killeigh Parish Hall.  All are welcome.
Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Memory Ribbon National Collection Day will take place on Thurs 22nd Nov.   CAN YOU HELP? Simply call Jarlath  01 207 3826 or visit our website to register as a volunteer
A.G.M. of Raheen GAA Club:
Friday 23rd Nov 8pm SHARP in the Clubhouse, Geashill.  ALL Players, Members & Officials are asked to attend.
Xmas Fayre & Cake Sale:
In St. Mary’s Hall, Geashill Sat Nov 24th  12nooon-4pm. Your support appreciated.
Christmas Parties:
Cloneygowan C.Y.M.S. Sunday 2nd Dec in The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise. Dinner 2pm. Bus leaving Cloneygowan 1.15pm.
Killeigh Sunday 9th Dec in the Bridge Hse.
Raheen/Ballinagar Sunday 16th Dec in The Tullamore Court Hotel.
The Irish Catholic at the door :
Price is now   €2.00
Turn churches red to highlight Christian bloodshed, bishops urge.   Pages 1 & 2.
Doctors who terminate pregnancies have their own motives.     Page 5.
An Irish Saint championed the idea of Europe in the Dark Ages.Pages 12 & 13
Did you get get Mass or do you get Mass.      Pages 27 & 28.
Fr. Sean Hyland launches his book, ‘Whisperings of My Soul’, Dec 7th 8pm in Portarlington GAA Centre.    
Fr. Sean, invites everyone to this launch.  
Fr. Sean, who lost 2 Children and his Wife tells the story of his many heavenly blessings and extraordinary consolations of faith which ultimately led to his ordination in 2014.
Killeigh Community Centre Dev. Association: Upcoming Fundraiser:
"Strictly Jigs n Reels" Best wishes to all the Dancers taking part in Jig n' Reels Fundraiser this weekend in the Court Hotel. Funds going towards a Community Center in Killeigh for everyone’s use in the near future.  Thanks to all who supported in any way.
A.G.M. of Na Fíanna Minor Football Club Friday 30th Nov at 8:00pm in the Clubhouse in Geashill. All Parents, Team Officials and Members of the Football Club are asked to attend.  
Ballinagar GAA Fundraising Bingo:
Sunday 2nd Dec in Tullamore GAA Centre starting at 2.30pm sharp.
*Club and Community notes available on

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
All ceremonies, in our churches, are Broadcast on  
2018 Parish Christmas Draw:
Wed 12th Dec in Killurin GAA Clubhouse at 8.00pm.    Cards are being distributed at present along with the 2019 Parish Calendar.
Cemeteries:      Please do not leave any waste “spoil, flowers, wreaths, etc,” in the cemeteries, all should be taken away.



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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