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Parish Newsletter    18th October 2020


TODAY 18TH October
World Mission Sunday is Pope Francis’ annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so the life-giving work of overseas missionaries can continue.
Pink Envelope in your box of envelopes.
No white envelope this week.  You can leave into either of the priest houses.
Or you can donate by using
The Diocesan Donate Button on under the specific “Missions” collection option you can select from the dropdown list.
You can follow this link to view the #WeAreStillHere - World Mission Sunday 2020 video.
People can also Text MISSION to 50300 to donate €4. Thank you for all you make possible.

3 C’s to Remember
for Safety from Most Risk:
Crowd – Stay away from gatherings of more than 10 - 15 people.
Closed Space – Without ventilation. Try to avoid being indoor.
Close Contact – with a person for more than 15 minutes.  Without mask on both.  Without ventilation.  (If both wear mask – 99% safe).
(Prof. Luke O’Neill to Mens Shed Virtual Gathering).

Summer ends next Sunday.
You will be putting back your clock one hour.

We Pray for:

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY  7.30 pm
Danny Cummins, Killurin.  1st Anniv.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Betty Guinan, Ballydownan.  1st Anniv.
Ninian Falkner, Geashill.
Dan Bolton, Alderborough.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Siobhan Leavy, Townspark, Daingean.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
James & Mary Dunne, Ballinvalley & Deceased Family Members.
Private Intention.
Masses during the week:
Ballinagar Church webcam for masses from Geashill Oratory:
Mon  &  Thurs  7.30pm.
Tues,  Wed  &  Fri  10.00am
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY  7.30 pm
Mary Fogarty, Killurin.  1st Anniv.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Mick Coonan, Hillview Cresent.  
Months Mind.
Tess Murray, Scrubb.
Feast Days this week:
Thurs:    St John Paul 11

THANKS to all who continue to leave Mass Offerings into the Priests, for Anniversary Masses they have booked, for their loved ones, even though they cannot attend the Mass.

Sports updates to Club and Community notes available on

For the moment Trócaire will go face-to-face fundraising.  This means you may see fundraisers either in or outside shops or calling door-to-door, inviting members of the public to become monthly donors to Trócaire.  Fundraisers will wear Trócaire branded clothing and carry ID cards.  If you have any questions contact
Louise at 01 505 3225 or
email or

Donation Button on
Killeigh Parish Website:
We are very grateful for your support at this time.  If you wish to contribute in this way you may do so by visiting our website and follow the directions to donate using the DONATE button.
You have a choice of donating to the Clergy Fund or the Parish Funds.
Bank Details (BIC & IBAN numbers) for those who want to bank on line are as follows:-
Killeigh Clergy Account:             
IBAN: IE30AIBK 9322 5616 8410 38
Killeigh Parish Account:              
IBAN: IE96 AIBK 9322 5616 8411 11
Please include your ENVELOPE NUMBER or your NAME

Funerals & Weddings:-
Restricted to the immediate family (25 members max.).  
This is mandatory as set out in the HSE and Government guidelines.

No Baptisms due to restrictions under Phase 3 Covid 19.
No Communion Calls until further notice.  But if you need a Priest urgently do not hesitate to contact either of the Priests.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the State’s money advice service, and is free, independent and confidential.  We can advise on mortgage and personal loan arrears, rent arrears, utility arrears and other debts. We also offer general budgeting advice. If you have a problem debt, or if your debt may become a problem please contact MABS today in Tullamore
Tel: 076 107 2710.


Zoom Family Rosary
In this month of October the ‘Zoom Family Rosary’ is an online meeting place where families from Ireland and other parts of the world can pray the Rosary together, using mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
Download the Zoom app and sign up for free. Once you are signed up click on the link:
which will bring you to a web page where you can register. Once registered, you will receive a return email with a clickable link to ‘Join’. This link will bring you to the ‘Zoom Family Rosary’. Use this link each Saturday to join in the online Rosary.


Migraine in the workplace
For Employers, Managers and Business Owners.  Free On-line information seminar Friday Oct 23rd from 12noon – 2pm.  Tickets on EVENTBRITE.IE

Mountmellick Library
NO appointed browsing nor access to computers in Mountmellick Library. We will still operate our 'Call and Collect' service and remember that our online resources and home delivery service to cocooners are still available.
Check out the library Facebook page or please call 057 86 44572

Thanks to all those leaving Envelopes into the Priests houses & those
donating by direct debit & by the Donate Button on the website for Clergy Funds, Parish Funds & Anniversary Masses.

Message of Bishop Denis for OPENING OF CHURCHES.
The 7 S’s
Signage,     Sanitisation,     Stewarding,     Support,     Social Distancing,     Seating &     Symptoms.
Please note encouragement of Bishop Denis to those who are Elderly, Vulnerable or Ill not to come to mass for now.
Message of Bishop Denis to all the girls and boys preparing for First Holy Communion at present.
A Copy of the Scroll of the Prophet Isaiah, found in 1948 in a cave near the Dead Sea.
Carbon dated showing it was writen in 70 B.C.
Due to Covid 19 virus.
CEMETERY MASSES  2020 are cancelled.


Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Mick Daly: 085-8021633  Email:-  
Second Designated Person  Michele Hughes                                   

The DLP is the person responsible in our diocese for receiving all Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.
Local Safeguarding Representatives: –
Breda O’Connor       
Concepta Murphy  
Aileen McDermott  

The LSR’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.

Duty Social worker can be contacted 9am-5pm
  Laois Area                                      
057 86 92567/8                                
Offaly Area
057 93 70700
HSE National information line:- 1850 24 1850 (callsave)

Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána

Tullamore:       057 93 21305  
Portarlington:  057 8623112

Portarlington:  057 8623112



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.

F FACE: 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


Suicidal Thoughts?
Share the Load!
….others can help you carry it.
Midlands Living Links 086-1600641

MABS – Money Advice – Hibernian Hse, 076-107-2710 (free & confidential).
C.I.C. – Citizens Information Centre
Mon-Sat, 10.30am-12.30pm     057 9352204.
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
Pieta House 1800 247 247 or 0818 277 438
Samaritans new freephone number 116 123

visit for a full list of crisis helplines

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)

Have you got a number in your phone after the letters I.C.E.?
In Case of Emergency?

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.

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

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