NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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                   5th February 2023  -  FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.

We Pray For:

Nancy Gillen (Phelan), Monasterevin.
John Gorman, Rahan Rd, Tullamore.

Mary Hinch, Lockclose.  1st Anniv.
Tim Collins, Derrybeg.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Kathleen Brannock, Cloneygowan.
1st Anniv.
Liam Guinan, Ballydownan.
Tom & Elizabeth Trimble, Bawnmore.
Cyril Hackett, Ard.
Baby Richard Dunne, Ard.
Paul Crombie, Knock.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
Martin & Sheila Elliott, Scrubb.
Deceased Leogue Family, Rathfeston.

Masses during the week:-
Killeigh  10.00am
Tues,   Wed,   &  Thurs:
Wed:  Paddy Kelly, Killeenmore.
June Lambe, Rathfeston.
Michael & Teresa McEvoy, Gorteen.
Tues  10.00am  &   Thursday   10.00am  

MASSES for Next Week-end:
Teresa Dunne, Ballymacrossan.
Richard & Mary Dunne, Ballymacrossan & their daughter Teresa.
Ann Doolan, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Eileen Finlay, Ballydownan & Ard.
Months Mind.
Margaret & Tony Quinn & Baby Makayla, Ballydownan.
Tommy Mulkearn, Urney.
Andrew & Kathleen Carter, Ballykeane.
John & Poll Pender & their son P.J.,
Kathleen Mannion, Geashill.
Mary & Paddy Dempsey, Knock.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
Jim Plunkett, Quarrymount.
READERS  next weekend:-
Killeigh Sat  6.00pm                           Doris Murray
Raheen Sat   7.30pm                           Quinn Family
Ballinagar  Sun  10.30am     Catherine Dolan Jnr
Killeigh      Sun  11.30am      Attracta Brady
Killeigh E. Ministers Sat nights:-
Feb 4th   Sally Green & Teresa McInerney
Feb 11th  Eilish Flanagan & Martina Egan
Raheen E. Ministers next week are:-
Feb 11th   Mary Begnall & Eithne O’Byrne
Ballinagar E. Ministers next 4 weeks:-
Feb  12th       Hugh Murphy

Parish Finance Council Meeting THIS Tuesday 7th February in the Parochial House Killeigh at 7pm

Parish Envelopes with a copy of Parish Accounts 2022 are being distributed to every family in the Parish.  Please call the office
057 93 44161 or email if changes need to be made to names or addresses.  
Again Many Thanks to all who so generously support the Parish &
a big Thank You to those delivering the envelopes.

Vocations to the Priesthood:
Vocations Director is
Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill in Newbridge.  Check out or the National Vocations Office in Maynooth information from

Geashill Wednesday Club:
Wednesday’s from 10am-12 in Geashill Old School.  Why not join us.  You are sure of a great welcome and a cup of tea. (€3).
Fabric Collage this week.
Men and Women welcome.

Walk In IT Clinic
Free weekly drop-in IT Clinic every Wednesday and Friday morning from 9.30 am to 1 pm in Ballycommon Training Centre R35-V124. This is a FREE service to help people in the community and wider area avail of the use of our computers, internet and printing facilities. No booking is necessary.
Activities for Seniors – Every Tuesday morning, 11 am to 1 pm. Pick up and drop off service available. Call 057 93-53177 for full details.

Raheen church gate collection raised €197.50 for Midlands Simon Community last week. Many thanks.

Mountmellick Library
Great events every week.  
Call 057 86 44572

Wednesday,  Thursday &  Friday   
10.30am - 12.45

St Brigid’s Camino Walk, Monasterevin Parish have organised a Camino Walk in her honour. Starting at St. Brigid’s Shrine at Mountrice on the Monasterevin – Rathangan Road (R414)  @ 11 am on Monday 6th February (walk is approx. 6km). Car parking provided at Mountrice Cross.

Knock Shrine – The Knock Youth Leadership Programme.
This programme aims to train leaders to volunteer within their parish to journey with children and young people as they explore and deepen their faith.
On completion of the programme (2 weekends and 11 Saturdays over an 18 month period) participants will receive two certificates:
A certificate in Youth Ministries (accredited by Queens university Belfast).
A certificate in Practical Youth Work/Ministry Skills (accredited by The Open University, Northern Ireland).
There is no fee for participants, all food and accommodation is provided and there is small fund available to subsidise transport costs where applicable.
For more info contact
Knock Youth Ministry on
or   094-937 5321.

Donation Button on
Killeigh Parish Website:
We are very grateful for your support at this time.  
At the moment there are 5 options:-
Clergy Collection.  No. 2
Envelope once off.  No. 3
Envelope weekly recurring.  No. 4
Envelope monthly recurring.  No. 5
Anniversary Mass / Mass Card / Mass Bouquet Offering.  No. 6

Mountmellick Drama Festival 3rd-10th March in Community Arts Centre, Mountmellick.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW.  Online Booking at  Tickets: Nightly €15 (€10) Season Ticket €70 (€45).  Contact Jessie 087 7942994, Noreen 087 4121205

Clonaghadoo National School Parents Council are holding a Table Quiz in Geashill on Friday 24th February.  
€20 per table.  Hope to see you there.
1st Prize Mary  Purcell, 19 Hillview Killeigh      
2nd Prize   Natalie   Middleton Hawkswood Killeigh
3rd Prize  Tom   Cleary, Derryweelan Geashill   
4th Prize Jane   Direen,  Fearnamona, Geashill
5th Prize  Maria  and Denis Bannon, Killeenmore
6th Prize  Chrissie   Scully, Main Street, Daingean
7th Prize  Paul   & Jennifer Garry, Ballykeane Geashill
8th Prize  Michael   Cushen, 3 Abbey Park Killeigh
9th Prize  Eamonn   Dunne, Ballymacrossan, Geashill
10th Prize  Teresa   Leogue, Killeenmore, Killeigh          
Condron  Dismantlers Ltd, Cappincur.  (Liam Condron)

P.J.   Lambe
Pat Joe & Frieda   Kinnarney
Pat Hinch Tyre & Wheel   Mart Ltd
Cash & Carry Furniture   (Nuala Byrne)
Condron Concrete Works   (Brendan O'Rourke)
Mahon Oil (Greg & Mary)
Bramwell Steel Supplies   (Kevin Hynes)
Condron Dismantlers Ltd (Liam Condron)
Dominic Trimble
Andrew Dooley & Breda   Dooley
Carroll Design & Surveying   Ltd (Shane Carroll)
Breda Kelly
Mary & Theresa Treacy
Brendan & Imelda Garry
Slieve Bloom Veterinary Ltd   (Donal Lynch)
Des Mahon Motors Ltd
Joe Brophy Builders
Frank & Liz Gorman
Joe Arnold
Kevin Arnold
Ann McElduff
Conor Murphy & Margaret   Murphy
John Kelly T/A JK Timber   Flooring
Joan Condron T/A EQUAVE  
Kieran   Cummins
Clemens von Ow
Clonmore Sawmills (Mick &   Ann Dunne)
Jim Hamiliton

Changed Mass times.
 Saturday evening Mass in Killeigh is at 6pm.
Saturday evening in Raheen at 7.30pm
Sunday morning in Ballinagar at 10.30am
Sunday morning in Killeigh at 11.30am
These times are provisional.

Sun 25th June
Ballinagar       10.30am

Sat 1st July
Raheen           7.30pm

Tue 4th July
Annagharvey   7.30pm

Sat 15th July
Killeigh          6.00pm

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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.
A Pandemic Update from Bishop Denis.

Covid Up-date:
The Bishops Conference will meet in in March to review the situation.  
Meanwhile the continuation of the following protective measures is recommended
to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable or anxious members of the congregation:
-The wearing of face coverings inside the Church buildings;
-Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements;
-Suspension of a handshake as the Sign of Peace;
-Holy Communion to be received in the hand;
-Holy water not yet restored to fonts for communal use at the entrances to Church buildings.
Please continue to wear masks, sanitise and maintain social distance.

Every blessing,  + Denis Nulty


Visit your ancestors grave in
Thanks to work of Roseanna and Emma.

See slides of the Easter Morning Mass on the mountain

View some pics from the Official Opening of Ballinagar School.


Videos on
of The Bible


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


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

Registered Charity, Number 20015848
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