NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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19th MAY 2024


We Pray for:

May Davis (Gaynor), Cloneygowan & Walkinstown.
Ellen (Nell) Kavanagh (Maher), Cappincur.

Tiernan Grennan, Killeigh. 1st Anniv.
Baby Maria McInerney &
James (Jimmy) McInerney, Derryadd.
Bill Kelly, Gorteen.
Andy & Vera Buckley, Daingean.
Patty Dunne, Killurin & Grandparents
Bridget & George Dunne, Killurin.
Simon & Ellen Walsh, Derrygolan.
Ned & Sadie Martin, Killeigh &
Bridie Murray.
John Deering, Woodview, Killeigh.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Seamus (Ed) Hynes, Killelary & Mountmellick.  Months Mind.
Corneilius (Connie) Connor, Bermingham & Cloneygowan.  1st Anniv.
Tom & Kathleen Mannion, Geashill &
Poll & John Pender, Ballykean & son P.J.
Mary Kelly, Alderboro.
Andy Tyrrell, Clonmore.
Anne (Nancy) Campbell, Ballinagar.
James & Anna McLoughlin, Toberlaheen &
Their daughter Margaret, her husband Safi & their son in law Seán McIntyre.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
William Kelly, Cloncon.  1st Anniv.
Martin & Mary Dunne, Scrubb.

Masses this Week:
Killeigh   10am:
Thursday:  Joe Malone, Moneyquid.
Friday:    For the People of the Parish
Geashill Oratory 10am:

RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Deceased Waldron Family, Urney.
Mary Dunne, Ard.
Seán Duddy, Rathfeston.
Mary O’Neill, Cloncon.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
James Dillon, Gorteen.
READERS  for next week-end:-
Killeigh   Sat  6.00pm         Cemetery Committee  
Raheen    Sat  7.30pm          Elysia McCormack
Ballinagar Sun  10.30am    Catherine Dolan (Jnr)
Killeigh  Sun  11.30am         Dillon Family
Ministers of Holy Eucharist:-
Killeigh May 25th     Cemetery Mass
Raheen May 25th  Brendan & Imelda Garry
Ballinagar May 26th   Hugh Murphy

Parish Office Open -This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.  10.45am-12.45
or leave a message  057 93 44161.

Sat  May 25th   Killeigh              6.00pm
Sun June 2nd    Ballinagar       10.30am
Sat  June 8th    Raheen               7.30pm
Tue June 11th    Annagharvey    7.30pm

To all the Boys and Girls who received their
First Holy Communion:  
Thanks to all who helped them on their journey,
that is only beginning.

Preparation for Killeigh Cemetery Mass:
Meeting of all Killeigh Ministers of the Eucharist for the Cemetery Mass takes place this Wednesday May 22nd in Killeigh Church 8pm.

Preparation for Raheen Cemetery Mass:
Meeting of all Raheen Ministers of the Eucharist for the Cemetery Mass takes place Wednesday June 5th in Raheen Church 8pm.

Book your seat on the bus with Mountmellick Parish 057 86 24390
(€20)  Bus leaving Mountmellick at 8.30am.  Pick up in Killeigh across from Gorman’s Shop at 8.45am

Synod News: -
The National Synod Office is available for your view on the synod page on the diocesan website (

Killeigh Group Water Scheme. A.G.M.:  THIS  Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

Ballinagar Community Plan Launch
Ballinagar Community Planning Group are having their official launch of their plan THIS Friday the 24th May at 8pm in Ballinagar Hall. Everyone is invited to attend to see the results of the survey and see what we have in mind for the next 3 years.

Killeigh Community Centre
Invitation to Viewing Day
Saturday May 25th
10am – 5pm.
All are welcome.

Killeigh Community Centre Dev. Association Family Fun Day Monday June 3rd 2-6pm:
In Killeigh G.A.A. Field.
Adults €5 & Children are Free.
Lots of Fun for all the Family.

Congratulations to
Attracta Ní Bhrádaigh on becoming Chairperson of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

Geashill Wednesday Club:
Join us any week for a Cuppa and a chat.  Men & Women are very welcome.  
This Wednesday Holistic Therapy €3.  
10am-12noon in Geashill Old School.
Clothes Collection coming up:
Just to let you know the date:
THIS Thursday May 23rd in aid of Killeigh Senior Citizens &
Geashill Wednesday Club:
Clothes can be left outside any of the church walls only on the day or at Geashill Old School before 10am Thursday 23rd.  Thank you for your continued support.

Ballycommon Training Centre CLG
Combined Static Guarding & Door Security Training Course.
SAFE PASS  - THIS Wednesday 22ND May
email or call us on 057 93-53177

Knock Shrine Summer Programme
Stations of the Cross and Rosary.
Confessions, Mini Vigils and Novena.
Creation Walk.  Prayer Centre. Museum.
Counselling Centre.
Check out details on posters.

The Sports updates to Club and Community notes available on
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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Congratulations to the Committee. Everything looks great.

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.

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



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