NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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Changed Mass times.
Saturday evening Mass in Killeigh is at 6pm.

Saturday evening in Raheen at 7.30pm
Sunday morning Ballinagar at 10.30am
Sunday morning at 11.30am

These times are provisional.

Parish Newsletter    5th December 2021

Tuesday - Friday 10.30am- 1pm

Please Note:
Killeigh Saturday evening mass time has moved to 6.00pm
for the foreseeable future.
Raheen 9.00am Sunday Mass
has stopped for the moment.

Facemasks must be worn at all ceremonies in the church.

Pray for:

Evelyn McKenna, St. Oliver’s, Geashill.
Margaret Dolan (Duffy), Ballinagar.
Pat Dowd, Drogheda, Louth.
Fr. Colum Swan, Sallins, Naas.

KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   6.00 pm
Kathleen Dunne, Ballinvalley. Months Mind
& her son Con.
Aage Delaney, Ballinasragh.  1st Anniv.
William Rooney, Meelaghans.
Jack & Kathleen Keenahan, Killurin.
RAHEEN:             SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Paula Rispin Tracey, Cloneygowan.
Annie Kelly, Ballymacrossan.
Christy & Mary Feeney, Cloneygowan &
Their daughter Helena.
Martin Gordon, Kilcappa &
Deceased Gordon Family.
Paul Bolton, Ballydownan &
his uncle Joseph Dunne, Ballinagar.
BALLINAGAR:    SUNDAY      10.30 am
Aishling Conroy, Ballymooney.
Sheila Betson, Ballinagar.
Bobby Gorman, Ballinagar & his nephew
Liam Cornally who died recently.
KILLEIGH:           SUNDAY      11.30 am
Joe & B Kelly, Cloncoher.
Masses during the week:
Tues 10am
Wed 10am    Holy Day Mass     
Thurs   10.00am
Friday    7.30pm     Frank McEvoy.            Months Mind.
Ballinagar –  
Wednesday 10.30am -  Holy Day Mass.
Raheen –  Wed 7.30pm  -  Holy Day Mass
Mon  7.30pm  
Tues  7.30pm  -  Holy Day Vigil Mass on Ballinagar Mobile Webcam
Thurs  7.30pm    &    Friday  10am

KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   6.00 pm
John Lee, Newtown & Deceased Family.
Sarah & Joseph Whyte, Killurin.
RAHEEN:             SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Catherine & Stephen Byrne, Cloneygowan & Bridie Doheny.
Winnie & Paddy Robbins, St. Oliver’s.
Kathleen & Joe Murphy, Kilcormac.
BALLINAGAR:    SUNDAY      10.30 am
Oliver Walsh, Ballinagar.
Adrian & Eamon Duffy, Ballycrumlin.
KILLEIGH:           SUNDAY      11.30 am
Joh Joe O’Meara, Killurin.  1st Anniv.
Aidan O’Hora, Ballinasragh.
Ger Gonoude, Derrygolan &
his mother Helen.

Sheila Kearney, Danganbeg, Killeigh.
READERS next weekend:-
Killeigh 6.00pm           Liam Byrne
Raheen 7.30pm            Nora Kaye
Ballinagar  10.30am    Paul Bolger
Killeigh   11.30am        Family
Ballinagar E. Ministers next week-end:
Catherine Guinan & Johnnie Dunne

Wednesday December 8th:
Holy Day, Feast of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tuesday  7.30pm
on Mobile Webcam Ballinagar
Killeigh 10am & Ballinagar 10.30am  &   Raheen   7.30pm
                 Killeigh Parish Draw  
This Tuesday Evening
7th December at 8.00pm live on the
Parish Facebook page & Killeigh Church
Mobile Webcam
Please return you card or use the ‘Donate Button’ on
no later than Monday 6th.
You can return your card to:-
1.  Either of the Priests Houses.
2.  Finance Council Members
    (Names on the Draw Card)  OR
3.  On the parish website
Click “DONATE” and find the Parish Draw Button.  Please include the number of your Draw Card.
If you did not get a card or need an extra one:-
Enter the Draw using the “DONATE” button on the website and use the Number 2000 for your card number. The Office will allocate a number to you.
Thanks for the great response already by each of the three options above.

MOUNT ST ANNE’S, Portarlington.
Advent Retreats:
Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th December.  A Gift for you this Christmas – Resting in the Arms of God.
All retreats €300 fully residential with non-residential option available.
Contact Catherine on 057-8626153 or email:

Walking together in Advent:
A synodal journey see prayer on

Advent bulletin from the Diocese
See or check out the Advent resource page on

Christmas Parties Cancelled:
Geashill/Ballinagar & Killeigh Christmas parties are cancelled due to Covid Virus.  Both Senior Citizens Committees wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Packs of 12 Christmas Cards €6.  Signed Christmas Mass Bouquet €10.  
Available in all Sacristies.
                                                  Donation Button on Killeigh Parish Website:
We are very grateful for your support at this time.  
Point your camera to this, or any QR code box and then click the link which appears.

Clodiagh Gaels AGM
Friday December 10th of at 7:30pm in Killeigh National School and all are welcome. You must be a paid up member to cast a vote.  Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in operation.

MABS (Money Advice) Offaly
New number 0818 07 2710

         Killeigh Community Centre  
Visit or tickets can also be purchased locally in Gorman’s Shop and Byrne’s Gala, Geashill.  
Also, great idea for a gift for Christmas, contact any committee member and we can organise a Gift wallet for you.


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

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.
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.


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