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Parish Newsletter    21st / 22nd May 2022  -  Sixth Sunday of EASTER

We Pray for:
Cyril Dunne, Killurin.
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   6.00 pm
Pauline & Jerry Dunne, Killurin.
Bill Kelly, Gorteen &
Andy & Vera Buckley, Daingean.
Patty & Alan Dunne, Killurin.
George & Brigid Dunne, Killurin.
Joe Malone, Moneyquid.
Joe Hoctor, Ballykeane.
RAHEEN:             SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Peter Tobin, Cloneygowan.
Mary Kelly, Alderborough.
Michael & Kathleen Boland, Coolraven.
Christine Nolan, St. Oliver’s Est. Geashill.
BALLINAGAR:    SUNDAY      10.30 am
Andy Tyrrell, Toberlaheen.
KILLEIGH:           SUNDAY     11.30am
John Foy, Graigue.

Masses during the Week:
Tues 10am:
        Prayer for the Church in China.
Wed  10.00am
Fri      7.30pm    Noel Daly, Killurin. 1st Anniv.

Geashill  -  Available on Mobile Webcam of Ballinagar Church.
Mon   7.30pm
Tues   &  Wed   10.00am
Thurs  7.30pm    &    Fri     10.00am
MASSES for Next Week-end:
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   6.00 pm
James Dillon, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:             SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary & Christopher Coleman, Bogtown.
Paddy & Anne Daly, Castlehill, Geashill.
Seán Duddy, Rathfeston.
Mary McEvoy, parents Annie & George & Brother Jim, Gorteen, Ard.
Ann & John Corcoran, Ballykeane.
Mary Dunne, Ard.
William & Annie Dunne & son Billy & Deceased Dunne & Conroy Family.
BALLINAGAR:    SUNDAY      10.30 am
Anne (Nancy) Campbell, Ballinagar.
Mary O’Neill, Cloncon.
Pat Geoghegan, Ballinagar &
May & Teresa Geoghegan.
Patrick & Bridget Cannon, Cappanageera.
KILLEIGH:           SUNDAY     11.30am
John Deering, Derrybeg.
READERS for next week-end:-
Killeigh        6.00pm                     Family
Raheen         7.30pm        Family
Ballinagar  10.30am        Margaret Murphy
Killeigh      11.30am         Family

Raheen E. Ministers next week are:-
Mary Dempsey & Emer Coleman

Ballinagar E. Ministers next 4 weeks are:-
May 29th  John McDonald  June 5th Hugh Murphy
June 12th Catherine Guinan
June 19th Johnnie Dunne

Congratulations to the First Communion classes of all four parish schools, who celebrate their First Holy Communion last week-end and this week-end. Thanks to their teachers and all the staff of our schools.

Thanks for your generous support of the Trócaire Lenten collection.
Total lodged so far  €5,261

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Sun 5th June.
Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm with the Anointing of the Sick followed by mass at 3pm concluding with Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

Bus from Mountmellick to Knock on June 5th.  Contact 057 86 24390

Ballycommon TTC  -  Free Walk-in I.T. Clinic:    Every Friday from 9.30am-1pm.  Use of the Internet, Printing Facilities & Access to on line services.

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2022
7 Night Pilgrimage June 8- 15th.   Cost: €765 person sharing.   Dublin to Mostar.   Contact: 086 815 7305.

Growth in the Holy Spirit Monthly Retreat  St. Peters and Paul's Parish Church Portlaoise Sat 28th May 10 am - 1.00 pm.     Holy Mass @ - Confessions available.
Retreat continues in the Parish Center from 10.45 am to  1.00pm.
Rosary, Holy Spirit Novena, Praise and Worship.  Baptism in the Holy Spirit.        Contact Michael Nerney 086 8157305.  Spiritual Director Fr. Ruairi O' Domhnaill P.P
Annagharvey Cemetery looks beautiful at the moment due to the large amount of mowing and trimming done on the grounds by Paddy Daly.        Thanks Paddy.

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10.30am-12.45

Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets available in the Sacristy after masses.

Plant & Cake Sale
In St. Mary’s Hall, Geashill Saturday May 28th from 11am – 3pm.  Your support appreciated.

Geashill Wednesday Club:
Join us on Wednesday morning May 25th from 10-12noon in the Old School Geashill for a fun morning to celebrate the month of May. (Bealtaine).  Men and Women welcome.

Clothing Collection for Meals on Wheels: Monday June 13th in Killeigh & Ballinagar.  Clothes can be left outside the church walls before 10am on Monday morning the 13th June.
New & used Clothing, men, women & children’s, Shoes, Handbags, Soft Toys, Curtains, Sheets & Towels.  
No Pillows or Duvets accepted.
Any questions call 087 414 8093

North Offaly Community Development
Volunteer Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels in the Killeigh area. Can you spare an hour at 12.30pm? Contact 057 9362755

PlayPals Playschool Cloneygowan.
Taking enrolments for Sept.  
Call Fran 087 940 1184

Maria Montessori AMS Preschool & After-School Service enrolling now for September.  Call: Breda 085-122 2654.  

Unheard Voices: Reflections of a Prison Chaplain’
This public event in Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre this Tuesday 24th May is being called to explore the issues raised in Imelda Wickhan’s recently published book which calls us to engage in dialogue & conversation in an effort to find new and creative ways of developing a more humane and holistic justice system. The event will afford an opportunity for all who are interested in this topic to share their views and ideas.
Speakers Imelda Wickhan, pbvm—former prison chaplain, Ian O'Donnell—Professor of Criminology at UCD, Seán Duggan—Head of Chaplaincy Services and Fr. Peter McVerry, SJ.   The event begins with Tea/Coffee @ 7pm.  
         Booking is essential: Email:  
to confirm your attendance.

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.

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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.
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

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.

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.


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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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