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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

                               28th May 2017

 Please pray for:          
 Joe Malone, Moneyquid.
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Martin & Mary Dunne, Scrubb &  
                    Deceased Family Members.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary Dunne, Ard. 1st Anniversary.
Annie & William Dunne, Curragh & their Son Billy & Deceased Conroy Family.
Michael & May Murphy, Geashill &
their Daughter Ann.
Joe Grennan, Clara.
P.J. McEvoy, Geashill.
Brighid Behan, Ballydownan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Fred Harpur, Ballycue.  1st Anniversary.
Joy Seery & Snnie Cassells.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Philip Burke, Ard, Geashill.
Masses during the Week:
Mon, Tues & Wed  10.00am
Readings & Holy Communion.
Fri      10.00am       First Friday.
                       Tom Bracken, Fear na Mona.
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James Dillon, Gorteen.
John & Catherine Flynn &
             their Daughter Anne, Killeenmore.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
P.J. Pender, Poll & John Pender.
Deceased Nolan Family, Ballykeane.
Tommy & Kathleen Mannion.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Joseph & Mary Bergin, & their Son Patrick,
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Anthony & Roseann Dunne, Toberlaheen.
Jack Murphy, Knock.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ned Berry, Scrubb.
Ms of Eucharist Sun June 4th Group C.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:        Emma Fitzpatrick
7.30pm Raheen:         Michael Guinan
9.00am Raheen:       Theresa Boland
10.30am Ballinagar: Katie Condron
11.30am Killeigh:      Lucy-Anne Duigan
Readings will be posted out to you.
Diocesan Collection for Retired Priests this weekend.
Let go of yesterday,
Let today be a new beginning
and be the best that you can,
and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.              Joel Osteen.
Suaimhneas Emo - Workshops  
Visit our website to view all our courses.  Contact 057 86 26541.  Email:
Bring a newsletter to your neighbour.
Seventh Sunday of Easter:
“They received the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Virgin Mary intercedes for your faithfulness to the vocation to which the Spirit is leading you.  If you think God may be offering you the grace of serving Him and His people as a priest call:
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   045 897470 or email
Congratulations to all the Girls and Boys who received their First Holy Communion.
Sat 24th   June   Killeigh    7.30pm  
Sun 2nd   July   Ballinagar 10.30am
Sat  8th  July    Raheen     7.30pm
Tue 11th   July   Annagharvey
Record of Gravestones     in Killeigh Old Cemetery, Annagharvey, Templetyrine & Ballykeane are now available to view on
Parking:  In case of an Emergency!
Please leave entrances to the Churches free for Vehicles to get in or out in case of emergencies.  Do not park in a way that you are obstructing someone else.
Community Centre Portarlington.
Tues 30th May 4.30pm-8.00pm.
THANKS: To all who supported the CD Launch in aid of AnamCara[A support group for Parents after Bereavement]. €2,222 has been passed on to the support group
St. Mary’s Hall, Geashill on Sat June 3rd from 12noon to 4pm.  Your support will be much appreciated.
Guitar lessons continue in Geashill Old School 10am - 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 057 93 43876 or Gretta 086 363 9009.
Killeigh GAA Field Committee
would like to remind everyone that due to health and safety no dogs are allowed on the club grounds at any time.
Irish dancing classes every Thursday evening 4.45pm - 6pm, in Killeigh GAA rooms. New members welcome.  Call Siobhan Dorman 086 856 8029
Offaly SPCA - A.G.M.
Sunday 28th May 3pm in The National Foresters Hall, Church St, Tullamore.
All are welcome to attend.
Prayer Before an Examination
Dear Lord, as I take this exam,
I thank you that my value
is not based on my performance,
but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test,
but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam,
bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  Amen.
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) seek volunteers to help out with their bucket collections countrywide.  If you can help call  087 267 6688 or  
01 818 6418 or email
Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 22nd May:
Lotto Results: No’s: 4-6-7-9 No Winner.
6 @ 3’s €35. €4,200   Direen’s Mon 29th.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 22nd May:
Lotto Results: No’s: 13-15-19-24 No Winner
1 Match 3’S €400. Next week win/share €400
Jackpot €15,000 Reserve €15,000 Ned’s Mon May 29.

Geashill Whist: Top Score:    Angela Walsh
Other Winners: Veronica Kearns, Teresa Byrne,
Thomas Garry, Teresa Mulhare, Brigid O’Brien, Marie Geraghty & Bridie O’Grady.

Pro Life talk and training on "How to Win the Pro Life Argument" with Sarah Ekada, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family & Life on Thursday June 8th in Lawlor's Hotel, Naas at 7:30pm. All welcome
Ballycommon Telework and Training Centre offer a Friendly Call Service. We invite all Senior Members of the community to sign up for this FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service, which we believe will be of great benefit to everybody.
The Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)
Fighting Cancer – A journey through a dreaded diagnosis. Pages 23 & 25.
When does faith disappear?  Page 22.
Invaluable lessons in joy – Students from St. Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise travel to Zambia.                     Page 26.
Samaritans: - 1850 60 90 90                  or 090 647 3130

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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