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Parish Newsletter
25th October 2015

Please pray for:

Fr. Willie O’Mahoney. Anniversary.

Joe Dunne, Hawkswood. Months Mind
Deceased Haniffy Family, Killurin.
Melvie O’Rourke, Ballydownan.
Months Mind.
Ninian Falkiner, St. Oliver’s Est.
William & Mary Begnall, Shranure &
their Sons Joe and Liam.
Kathleen Geraghty, Cappinageragh.
Oliver Plunkett & Bridget Cooke,
Ballinagar &
Deceased Members of the Families.

James Mahon, Killeigh. Months Mind
Annie & James Deering, Ballyaville.

During the week:

Mon 10.00am
Thurs 10.00am

Mon 7.30pm
Tues 10.00am
Fri 10.00am

Noel Hackett, Castlejordon, Rhode.
Months Mind.
William Scallon, Arklow
Bridget & Eddie Cullen, Gorteen and
Deceased Family Members.
Julia & Fran Nolan, Ballykean.
Thomas Guinan, Shranure & Margaret, Mary &Elizabeth Carty, Ballymacrossan

Thomas & Annie Geraghty, Killeenmore
and Elizabeth Molloy.
Eucharistic Ministers Killeigh & Raheen
Next Sunday Nov 1st. Group E.

Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30 pm Killeigh Family
7.30 pm Raheen Jerry Kelly

9.00 am Raheen Michael Guinan
10.30 am Ballinagar Róisín Crombie
11.30 am Killeigh Sandra Milner

Readings will be posted out to you.
Tax Relief on 2014 Donations.
Since 2013 Self-employed Parishioners who have paid tax can return the form also.
to all who have returned their Forms so promptly.
The Irish Catholic…….
Available at the door for €1.80
The Feast of All Saints.
NEXT Sunday Nov 1 is
a Holy Day of Obligation:
Remembering and Praying for those who Died since November 1 2014 in our Parish.
Saturday 31st October 7.30pm Mass in Killeigh and Raheen.
Sunday 1st November 10.30 am Mass in

A Family Member or Neighbour is invited to bring a candle to the Altar Candles will be provided by members of the Parish Pastoral Council.
Norms for indulgences at the commemoration of all Souls
The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st. to 8th. November. The following conditions apply:- All who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and pray for the Pope's intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one's choice) can gain one plenary indulgence.

Short-Term Pledge for November in honour of the Holy Souls. November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/friends who have died. By a long-standing Irish custom, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacri?cial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones, and for all the Souls in Purgatory.

DEAD LIST The Priests of the parish are required to offer 9 masses for all those who’s names are on the lists you send in, in this envelope. Besides these Masses, we also include them in the prayers of the faithful for the month.
P.S. Some people include donations. These are lodged to the ‘clergy account’ out of which we receive a monthly allowance.

World Youth Day - KraKow - Poland
24 – 31 July 2016. Information Meetings:- Graiguecullen Parish Centre Sun 1 Nov at 2.30pm.
Portlaoise Parish Centre Sun Nov 8 at 1pm. Naas, Ballycane Church Sun Nov 15 at 1pm. Contact Cathriona or Robert059 91 64084
Cost:€645.00 (subject to change)
To book your place contact Donna at Tully’s Travel, Carlow059 91 36100

Ballinagar Choir:
If you can sing why not join with the Choir. We need some more voices.
Please consider this invitation.

SAMUEL CIRCLEisagroupofyoungmenwho onceamonthonaSundayafternoontoexploreanddiscernthevocationtopriesthood.Ifyouwouldliketobepartofthisgrouppleasecontact
Fr. RuairíÓDomhnaill on
045 897470 or

Suaimhneas, Emo, Co. Laois
Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Thursday Oct 29th, Nov 5th, Nov 12th7.30pm – 8.30pm. Facilitated by Anne and Mai of Suaimhneas.
Cost: €5.00 each evening, inc Refreshments.
For further details contact Anne or Mai at 0578626541Email:
info@suaimhneas.ieVisit our websiteBooking for all workshop is essential

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s: 6-11-16-19
Winner - Pat Feery
Match 3’s @ €50. Next week €200.
Next Week’s Jackpot €2,000 in Direen’s

Ballinagar Community Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s 1-11-21-25 No Winner
Match 3’s €150. Next week win/share €200.
Jackpot is €15,000 in Ned’s next Monday.

Geashill Whist:
Top Score: Patricia Quinn
Other Winners:- Tom Kearns, Frances Gleeson, Veronica Kearns, Dinah Carroll, Thomas Garry, Teresa Dunne, Eileen Cleary & Patty Carthy.

Community Games: A.G.M.
Wed 28 Oct at 8pm in Ballinagar Hall.

Congratulations to Na Fianna Minor Hurlers on their win last Sunday.

Please bag and drop your unwanted clothes to the collection points in school grounds (opposite Tullamore Court Hotel) Mon 2nd to Thurs 5th Nov 8.30am - 3.30pm.

Tullamore Business & Professional Women's Club Meeting:
Friday 30th Oct at 8pm in the Bridge House. Speaker is Eileen Dunne, RTE Newsreader. All welcome. Adm €10.

Portlaoise Parish Contemporary Choir In Concert - Sun 1 Nov 8pm in the Parish Church. All Welcome.

Killeigh Parish Finance Committee
AGM 8 September 2015
Chairman's Address

Reverend Father, fellow committee members, I welcome you all to our AGM. I thank all of you for your service and dedication, I also extend my thanks to all those who help out in any way in making our work possible, especially the Christmas Draw committee and the many volunteers who help distribute the cards and envelopes throughout the parish and those who look after the collections at masses.
In the course of the last year the committee has had to deal with a number of issues. I do not propose to list all the matters dealt with but the following were noteworthy.
The Parish hall in Cloneygowan received a new roof and a fresh coat of paint.
The old prefab at Ballinagar School was removed.
Raheen cemetery had a new gate installed.
A new diocesan accounts system was set up and is now running. This standardisesall the parishes in the Diocese. In addition there was a meeting of the Chairpersons of all Parish finance committees to discuss the diocesan finances.
There were some setbacks and security issues, most notably the theft of lead from the roof of Raheen church as well as the theft of heating oil and the robbery from the candle offerings in Killeigh. Security measures are being set up to deal with these and hopefully these will act as a deterrent.
The Old reliable are still with us and the Christmas Draw was again a resounding success. The Old School in Geashill is still weeping slightly and this is being monitored.
Some issues are still unresolved — the old school at Ballinagar is still in the early stages of planning and future use will depend on the outcome. The church is Killeigh is in the process of getting a new heating system and this should be commissioned before the winter.
The work of this committee is important and is ongoing. It needs the skills and experience and vigilance of its members. Again I thank you for your efforts and pray that the work will continue under the new committee.
Finally, I ask that we take a moment to remember all the committee members who have gone to their reward.

Eugene Cahill ~
Killeigh Parish Finance Committee


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.

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.

Annagharvey Cemetery records now available on the 'Cemetery Stones' Page of this website.


If you have a concern contact:-

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.) - - - - - - - –

Ms Joan Treacy: 085-8021633

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 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.


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