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13th May 1917,
the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children who were minding sheep.
She had a message for the church, and for the world.

Parish Newsletter

                               20th August 2017

 Please pray for:      
Mairead Blake, Dublin & late of Geashill.
Fr. W.J. Prendergast.
Former PP of Killeigh.  Anniversary.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Padraig Fitzsimons, Quarrymount.  
         Months Mind.
Victor & Bridget Meredith &
             Michael Connolly, Ballymacrossan.
Fint Hinch, Lockclose.
Johnny Dunne, Derrybeg.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Patrick & Julie Fitzpatrick, Cloneygowan & their Sons John & Thomas & his wife Maura
Patricia Byrne, Killelary.
Bernadette Starkin (Feighery), Milltownpass
Edmund Brennan, Cloneygowan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Matt Daly, Alderborough.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Tim Murray, Scrubb his Wife Tess, & Deceased Casey Family, Killeenmore.
Brigid & Malachy Spollen, Ballykillmurray.
Masses during the Week:
Mon   10.00am
Wed   10.00am
Mon   10.00am
Tues 10.00am
Wed     7.30pm
Thurs  10.00am
Fri        7.30pm   Months Mind for
Joseph Gragnic &
Marie-Ange Le Bouard.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Thomas (Tommy) Dunne, Bogtown.
                                        Months Mind.
Mary Murphy &
      Deceased Fitzmaurice Family, Shranure.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Margaret Tobin, Cloneygowan.  1st Anniv.
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Patrick, Brigid & Pat Mahon &
            Mary Hannon, Logmore.
Teresa & Ned Sullivan, Geashill.
James & Mary Kate Scully, Toberlaheen.
Mary Brady, Clonmore.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun Aug 27th Group E.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:  Ciara McCabe/Ciara Murray     
7.30pm Raheen:         Family
9.00am Raheen:         Family
10.30am Ballinagar:  Roseanna Tyrrell
11.30am Killeigh:      Attracta Brady
Readings will be posted out to you.

Irish Kidney Association:
Church Gate collection next week-end.

St Vincent de Paul  057  93 22072

Family Picnic - An invitation from Bishop Denis Nulty to all families to join him for a Family Picnic  NEXT Sunday, August 27th 1-6pm in Punchestown Racecourse. A great afternoon of free fun & entertainment is planned with Derek Ryan &
Celine Byrne.  Bring your picnic.  
See church posters &

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time:    “Woman, you have great faith.”  It takes faith to hear God’s call in our lives.  And His call takes us on unexpected paths of deeper trust and love. Is God calling you to life as a priest? Call   
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   045 897470 or email

Tax Relief
on your 2016 Donations.
Thanks for the wonderful response to date.  You can still post them or hand them in after any of the masses. Will update later what refund has been received.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage:  Sept 10th at Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin -  Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'.

The Oldest Story in Offaly –
Battle of Geashill  -  Book Launch.
Fri 25th Aug at 8pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Geashill.  Talks, Music & Book Launch.  Proceeds of Book going to Geashill Tidy Towns. Entry Free.   
All are welcome.

Offaly SPCAs Annual Walk (3K) Through the Woods Sunday 27th Aug 4.00pm Charleville Estate Main Entrance. €5 per person on the day, Children are free. Face-painting, balloons, refreshments & prizes.         
All dogs must be on a lead.
Come & join us to raise funds for Cat & Dog neutering campaigns.

Bingo in Clonaslee Community Centre this Sunday Aug 20th at 3pm.

Cloneygowan Gooseberry Fair:
200th Anniversary of the show
THIS SUNDAY August 20th, commencing at 2pm with a Fancy Dress parade. There will be:-  Ladies Football, Under 10 football, Dog Show, 5 GAA skills games, Baby Show, Cake Auction, Wheel of Fortune, Mouse's Castle,  Tea And Scones Tent, plus the usual competitions and side shows. There will also be a threshing display (Old style) and a Vintage Machinery display. Historical talk and slide show.

O’Molloy Clan Gathering
Esker Hills Golf Club - 25th August
Meet and greet. Presentation by DNA Genealogist Dr. Maurice Gleeson, in researching family histories. Refreshments and entertainment.
Sat 26th August
Historic Tour- Bus leaving Tullamore Court Hotel 9am.  Visiting Durrow High Cross, Tullamore Dew, Lunch in
Dan and Molly’s, calling to historic and monastic sites.  Medieval Banquet at Charleville Castle featuring world renowned baritone John Molloy.
Tour and Banquet ticket only:
Contact Tom Molloy 0861295083 or Frances Molloy 0863857376

Epilepsy Ireland need Volunteers
To help with their church gate collection on Sept 16th & 17th please contact Grace 086 0773403.

Day Trip to Salt Hill, Galway.
Sat Sept 9th. Departing from Killeigh Church Gate at 8.45am.  Cost €15. Contact Mary on 087-6944084 to book your seat.

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 14th Aug:
Lotto Results: No’s: 5-13-15-29 No Winner.
1 @ 3’s €200 €6,600 Caman Inn Mon 21 Aug

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 14th Aug:
Lotto Results: No’s: 13-14-20-24 No Winner.
3 @ 3’s €70 . Next week win/share €200
Jackpot’s €15,000/200/3000 Ned’s Tues Aug 21st.

Geashill Whist: Top Score:    
Veronica Kearns & Eileen Cleary.
Other Winners:  Marie Garry, Joe Dunne, Bernadette Mahon, Maureen Mahon,
Thomas Garry, Beatrice Wallace &
Frances Gleeson.

Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)
Fr. Cathal Deery touching hearts & minds to improve mental health.  P 25.
GAA Star & fashion designer Paul Galvin opens up about faith.   P 3.
The joy of Love.  P 12 & 13.

Enrolments now being taken for September 2017:
Play Pals Play-School, Cloneygowan: Contact Fran 087 9401184
Killeigh Community Pre-School:
Contact: Dympna   087 6198083
Maria Montessori School AMS:
Contact: Breda 085 122 2654
Happy Days Pre-School  Ballinagar: Contact:  Sarah 087  1300432

Roscrea Community College  
Applications for QQI Level 5 and 6 Validated 1 Year-Courses starting in September in Business, Nursing and Healthcare, Childcare, Social Studies and Construction. For information and to apply, go to CPR.IE or call 0505 23939

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  

Bring a newsletter to your neighbour

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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