NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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28TH May 2023  - PENTECOST:


Willie Kelly, Cloncon.
Thomas Cullen, Curragh Hill, Ballinagar.
Tiernan Grennan, Killeigh.
John Deering, Woodview, Killeigh.
Joe Malone, Moneyquid & Deceased Family
Noel Daly, Killurin & Deceased Family.
Martin & Mary Dunne, Scrubb.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Kathleen & Michael Boland, Coolraven.
Mary McEvoy, Gorteen Ard her brother Jim & parents Annie & George.
Margaret & James Cooke, Ballinagar.
Pat Geoghegan, Ballinagar &
May & Teresa Geoghegan.
Patrick & Bridget Cannon, Cappanageeragh.
John & Kathleen Guinan, Ballina.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am

Masses during the Week:
Tuesday  &  Wednesday : 10am  
Wednesday 12nooon   Funeral Mass of
Connie O’Connor, Cloneygowan & UK
Tuesday   &   Friday   10.00am
John & Catherine Flynn, Killeenmore & their daughter Anne.
Pat Joe Flynn, Manchester.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Eamonn Donegan, Ballydownan.  
Months Mind.
Tom Bracken, Fir na Mona.
Murt O’Leary, Cloneygowan.
Anthony & Roseanne Dunne, Toberlaheen.
Patrick (Paddy) Dolan, Ballyduff &
His parents James & Mary.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
James Dillon, Gorteen.
READERS  for next week-end:-
Killeigh   Sat   6.00pm:       Liam Byrne
Raheen    Sat  7.30pm:        Donegan Family
Ballinagar Sun 10.30am     Catherine Dolan Jnr
Killeigh      Sun  11.30am    Family
Killeigh E. Ministers Sat nights:-
Jun 3rd   Ann Geraghty & Martina Egan
Raheen E. Ministers next week are:-
Jun 3rd   Aisling Stelling & Gretta Clear
Ballinagar E. Ministers next 4 weeks:-
Jun 4th       Hugh Murphy
PARISH OFFICE  10.45am-12.45pm
Tues, Thurs & Friday or leave a message on the answering machine.

Kildare and Leighlin Annual Diocesan Collection for our Retired Priests takes place THIS week-end.  
Thank you for your continued support of our Retired Priests.
Please note times of masses:
Sun June 25th Ballinagar       10.30am
Sat  July 1st     Raheen              7.30pm
Tue July 4th      Annagharvey    7.30pm
Sat  July 15th    Killeigh             6.00pm
Take the Risk for Christ.
The Year 2023-2024 has been declared a year of Prayer for Vocations to the
Diocesan Priesthood.
‘You have not chosen me,
but I have chosen you.’Jn 15:16
If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill
045 431 741 or email
Also see notice on church board.
All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock  -  takes place NEXT Saturday June 3rd from 1pm in Knock.  Holy Mass, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross and a talk by Bishop Oliver Doeme. Archbishop Eamon Martin says the mass. A bus will leave from Kildare. Please book your seat early to avoid disappointment.
Ring Niamh: 086 175 8458
Exam Mass
At Knock Shrine: For all students preparing for exams and their families. Take some time out from your studies for a quiet moment to ask for God’s strength and guidance as you move through your exam period. Bing your pencil case to have it blesses. June 5th, 7.30pm, Knock Basilica.  Check out

Killeigh Parish–
Live Mass Broadcasts from all Churches  (Click on the church you want to watch).

Killeigh Schoolboys/girls Soccer:
Official Opening of
Frank McEvoy Park:
THIS Sunday May 28th:
Fun Day - Awards Day
Games from 10am.  Awards from 11am.  Official Opening 2pm.
CCFL Women's Cup Final 4pm.
CCFL Women's Cup Final Killeigh Ladies V Killeigh Rovers.

Playpals Playschool Cloneygowan have a couple of places for September 2023 and to contact Fran Hyland on
087 940 1184 for any information needed on schemes we do.
Geashill Wednesday Club:
Cooking made easy.  Meals on a budget.  Wednesday from 10am-12 in Geashill Old School.  You are sure of a great welcome and a cuppa. (€3).  
Men and Women welcome.
Ballinagar G.A.A. Fundraiser:
Declan Nerney & His Band.
Sat 17th June in Tom & Gerry’s Ballinagar.  Tickets €30 available from Tom & Gerry’s or any Committee Member or
Call Linda 087 755 5625
Ballinagar  Wed 7th June 7.30pm.
Annagharvey  Wed 14th June 7.30pm

Accord Relationship Counselling
Accord provide a professional and affordable counselling service for couples and individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationship
For in-person counselling contact our office on:  057 93 41831 or 086 4669926.  Accord also offer online counselling email:

Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets:
Available in the Sacristies after masses.
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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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

Useful contacts for Information on Marian Shrines, and others:-
History; Pilgrims Guide;  Facilities; Accommodation; News; Shop; etc
See Live TV from the shrine; Deepen [history, Messages, Cures, etc]; Youth

Sacred Sites; Places of Peace and Power throughout the world

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.

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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