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Parish Newsletter
19th October 2014


John & Margaret Lee, Newtown and
Deceased Members of the Lee Family.
Joe McKenna, Newtown
Dan Bolton, Alderboro.
For our Parishioners.

Hugh & Bridget Mahon, Gorteen and
Sons Joe & Jim.


Tue 10.00 am
Wed 10.00 am Private Intention.
Thurs 10.00 am Frank Green, Gorteen.
Fri 10.00 am

Mon 7.30 pm Brigid (Beenie) Mahon,
Tues 10.00 am
Wed 7.30 pm Thomas McCann, Kilcormac
Thurs 10.00 am
Fri 10.00 am


John & Ellen Dunne & Bridget Sutherland,
Mullahill, Killurin.

William & Mary Begnall and their Sons
Joe and Liam, Shranure.
Ninian Falkiner, Geashill.
Kathleen Geraghty, Cappanageera. 1 Anniv
Fr. Willie O’Mahoney.
Thomas & Annie Geraghty and
Elizabeth Molloy, Killeenmore.
Eucharistic Ministers Killeigh & Raheen
Next Sunday Oct 26 Group B
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30 pm Killeigh Martina Martin
7.30 pm Raheen John Tobin
9.00 am Raheen Begnall Family
10.30 am Ballinagar Geraghty Family
11.30 am Killeigh Eleanor Paisley
Readings will be posted out. IF NOT
POSTED TO YOU, you are not on.


Men are the fragile sex when it comes to suicide. Page 5.
Church ready to take a fresh approach. Synod Report. Page 8/9.
There is no such thing as a late vocation
Page 10.
Parents must guide children through our alcohol-fuelled society. Page 26.

EWTN - a Catholic TV Channel.

@Pontifex Pope on Twitter

Laws that didn’t lead people closer to Christ were obsolete.

MISSION SUNDAY: The Mission Sunday collection in all Churches nationwide THIS WEEKEND, will go to support this missionary work.

Remembering and Praying for those who Died since
November 1 2013 in our Parish.
Saturday 1st November 7.30pm Mass in Killeigh and Raheen.
We remember those whose funerals were to, from or through Killeigh and Raheen during the past year and
Sunday 2nd November 10.30 am Mass in Ballinagar:-
We remember those whose funerals were
to, from or through Ballinagar.

A Family Member or Neighbour is invited to bring a candle to the Altar which we supply in memory of their loved one. Candles will be provided.

Parish Pastoral Council Report:
Lourdes Pilgrimage. By phone JWT say they are running a pilgrimage to Lourdes on wed 22nd August 2015 for 6
nights at cost of €759 full board including tax and insurance. €210 extra for a single room. Bus to and from Airport extra.
Adoration. Fr John had adoration for 1 hour before First Friday Mass. A very good attendance.
Ministers of Eucharist. After some discussions it was agreed to have training locally rather than the diocesan 3 night
Reserved parking for bereaved relatives at Ballinagar to be arranged.
Masses on the weekend of 8/9 November will be offered for deceased choir members and family members of choir.
Masses on the weekend of 15/16 Nov will be for all parents who lost a child before, during, or after birth.
All people who died since 1st Nov 2013 will be remember at Masses on weekend of 1/2 November. It was agreed that all relevant families should be written to.
Upcoming Holy Days. We will have two evening Masses at 7.30pm for Holy day; 31 October and 10.30am in Ballinagar 1st Nov
For 8th Dec (a Mon) we will have 10.30am and two evening masses at 7.30pm
Safeguarding Sign in practice in place for choir members in all churches
Diocesan Questionnaire re Funeral Ministry. The PPC answered 8 questions of a questionnaire from Faith Development Services office of the diocese re 'Funeral Ministry Teams'. Questionnaire will be put on notice boards later.
Diocesan Ministry Newsletter was discussed and reviewed at some length.
AOB: A request for information on Prayers for the Dead during November to go in the Newsletter will be addressed.
Next meeting - Tuesday 18th November.

Parish Finance Committee Report:
Ballinagar Pre-Fab has been removed.
Cloneygowan Hall. Some painting of outside walls to be completed.
Security for all premises is being reviewed.
CYMS Committee, which acts in the name of the parish, present their accounts to the meeting.
2014 Parish Draw. Planning meetings have taken place. As before the draw cards will be distributed, with the parish calendar to all homes beginning early November.
The recent Robbery of led from Raheen church roof was discussed and estimates and solutions considered. Insurance assessors expected soon.
Parking area proposed by Fr John, for people with a disability, will be developed on the left, inside main gates at Raheen Church.
Next meeting - Wednesday 5 November

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s: 9-16-24-29: No Winner. 1 Match 3’s €200 . Next week win/share €200.
Next Week’s Jackpot €3,600 in Direen’s.

Geashill Whist:

Top Score:
Mary Troy
Other Winners: Tom Kearns,
Bernadette Mahon, Brigid Daly, Angela Walsh & Frank McLoughlin.

Ballinagar Community Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s: 1-2-15-26.
No Winner: 1 Match 3 @ €200 each.
Next weeks jackpot €15,000

Chiropody Service for Geashill/Ballinagar Senior Citizens in Old School Geashill on Thurs 23 Oct at 10.30am.

Killeigh NS Parents Association:-
Cake Sale in the school on Thursday the 23rd October from 9.30 to 2.30. All support would be greatly appreciated

Suicide helpline –

1800 24 7 100

Midlands Living Links
– 1800 201 890

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service
is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick a patient up at their home, drive them to the door of the hospital, then when they have finished treatment, to pick them up again and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566 / 01 2316 642 or email

Men were still being called to the priesthood but that the vocational call was being “silenced or ridiculed by a culture that regards it as out of date or a thing of the past or something absurd”.

Pictures of bishop’s visit to our parish and our schools, are now on the parish FaceBook page, accessible from

10 days of headaches, fever and muscle pain, OR
A 10 second flu shot?
Have you considered getting the flu vaccine?

Geashill Parent & Toddler's Group
Tuesdays from 10.30 to 12 am in the Old School Geashill - all are welcome. Contact: Carolina 0863785340.

Community Games are looking for volunteers to train as coaches.Training will be conducted by Offaly Sports-partnership.Please register your interest by texting or calling 087 7825855

Volunteers needed
for the Charity Shop, Kilbride Plaza, Tullamore. Run by Power4Good who work with people with a disability in Zambia. Contact: Molly – 087 2914302.

Does your spouse have dementia? We are carrying out research looking to gain an insight into the health and wellbeing of those who live with someone who has dementia. For more information about taking part please contact Alan Galvin or Dr Maria Pertl at Trinity College on 01 896 8414”


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.

Annagharvey Cemetery records now available on the 'Cemetery Stoanes' 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
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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

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