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                               23rd April 2017

 Please pray for:          
Ann Hewitt [née Cosgrove], Moneyquid.
Ethna Keeley, Tullamore.
Ruth Colton [née Thomas], Cloncon.
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Sarah Clear, Gorteen.  1st Anniv.
Annie Rooney, Meelaghans.
Maureen Murray, Cloncollog, Tullamore.
Mat & Dinah O’Brien, Ballinvalley & Paddy O’Brien, Ballinvalley.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Malachy Bolton, Alderborough.  1st Anniv.
Brigid McHugh, Alderborough.
James & Mary Hynes, Killelary.
Richard Gahan, St. Oliver’s.
James & Annie Daly, Geashill &
  their Sons Joe & John.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Owen Gorman, Killeenmore.
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Patrick Mahon, Logmore.  Months Mind.
Margaret & James Cooke, Ballinagar.
Niall Kinahan, Ballinagar.
Simon Farrell Ballyknocken,
and deceased family members.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Denis Coogan, Portlaoise.
Jim Hogan, Lockclose.
Masses during the Week:
Thurs   10.00am
Fri         10.00am
Mon: 7.30 pm
Tues: 10.00am
Wed: 10.00am
Thurs 7.30pm
Fri     10.00am
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Louise Delaney, Galway.  Months Mind.
Mary & Michael Kerrigan &
their Daughter Helen Connors.
Bridgid Dunne & Alan, her Grandson, and
                 Oliver Dunne, Killurin.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For People of the Parish
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun Apr 30th Group C.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:        Callum McCaughan
7.30pm Raheen:         Patsy Spollen
9.00am Raheen:         Theresa Boland
10.30am Ballinagar:  Catherine Guinan
11.30am Killeigh:       Patricia Nunan
Readings will be posted out to you.

Fr’s John & Tom
thank you for your generous contributions to the Easter Collection.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Kildare & Leighlin 2017:  16th -  21st July
€719 from Dublin return.  Full Board. Single room supplement €175 .    
Application Forms at the Parish Office.
Second Sunday of Easter:
“Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Is God calling you to be an instrument of God’s mercy to others as a priest, contact:
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   045 897470 or email
The Irish Catholic: (At the door)
Thanks to all for your wonderful support of Trócaire. €3559 has been donated to date. If you forgot yours, please bring to Mass next weekend.
Ballinagar Cemetery:
All work carried out in the Cemetery has to be approved by the caretaker;-
John P Conroy mobile 086 0824601.                                                                                     
Headstones must be erected in the
Proper area or they will have to be taken down. They must not encroach on the plot of another family.
Killeigh Cemetery Committee:
Please do not leave any waste  “spoil, flowers, wreaths, etc,” in the cemetery, all should be taken away.
Guitar lessons commencing this Wed 26th Apr in Geashill Old School, 10am to 12 noon.
We also welcome people who would like to learn a craft OR share your own. Cuppa served. Open to Men & Women.
Contact Concepta 0579343876 or
Gretta 0863639009.
Killeigh/Cloneygowan/Killurin Group water scheme are holding their AGM on Tue 2nd May in Killeigh community hall at 8.30pm.
All consumers are welcome to attend.
OFFALY HISTORY   Book launch
By Jeff Kildea
Hugh Mahon Patriot, Pressman, Politician
Vol. 1 from 1857 to 1901 8.00 pm Thurs 27th Apr.
Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore
Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 17th April:
Lotto Results: No’s: 5-6-18-25 No Winner.
1 @ 3’s. Next Wk €200 & €3,200 Doyle’s.
Ballinagar Community Lotto 18/April:
Lotto Results: No’s: 13-16-20-24 No Winner
1 Match 3’S €400. Next week win/share €400
Jackpot €15,000 Reserve €15,000 Ned’s Mon Apr 24th
Geashill Whist: Top Score:    Dinny Kelly
Other Winners:  Marie Geraghty Veronica Kearns, Ml. Kelly, Seán Coffey, Noel Harte Joe Dunne.
St Joseph's Church,  Mountmellick, Mass,  Divine Mercy Devotions, Veneration of Image & Blessing with Relic of St Faustina from 2.45pm this Sunday.  All welcome.
Tullamore Gospel Choir:
Final reunion concert at the Tullamore Court Hotel this Sunday 23rd April 8pm.
Tickets €10 available from the hotel
or call 085 1916416. Proceeds to charity after costs.
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.
ACCORD: Catholic Marriage Care Service.  Time for a heart to Heart.
St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Benburb Street, Tullamore.  See poster on Church Board 057-93 41831 or Email ACCORDTULL@EIRCOM.NET  or
Sat 24th   June   Killeigh    7.30pm  
Sun 2nd   July   Ballinagar 10.30am
Sat  8th  July    Raheen     7.30pm
Tue 11th   July   Annagharvey
Suaimhneas Emo - Workshops  
Visit our website to view all our courses.  Contact 057 86 26541.  Email:
Samaritans:  - 1850 60 90 90                   or 090 647 3130
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

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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