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Parish Newsletter

17th June   2018

A Special Prayer for Fathers’
God, bless all the Fathers in the world.   Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children.   Help them to be a father like You are.  
Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.                   Amen.

Pray for:       Paddy Berry, Derryadd.
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Sadie & Ned Martin, Gorteen &
           Bridie Murray.
Teresa Colton, Gorteen.
Richard & Bridget Colton, Killeigh  &
   their Grandchild Ereka who died recently.
Bridget & Michael Molloy, Gorteen.
Denis & Kathleen Kearney &
             their Son-in-Law, William O’Brien.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Michael & Margaret Fitzpatrick, Ballyduff.
Carmel Breslin, Shranure &
 her Parents Michael & Josephine O’Meara.
Kay Ennis, Cloneygowan &
             Deceased Ennis Family.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parish.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Joe & Jane Carthy, Killurin &
         Paddy & Freda Colton & Son Paul.

Masses during the Week:
Mon     10.00am:  Readings & Communion.
Wed     10.00am: Readings & Communion.
Fri       10.00am: Readings & Communion.
Mon      7.30pm:     
Tues     10.00am:
Wed     10.00am:
Thurs   10.00am:     
Fri   7.30pm:  Ballinagar- Retirement Mass.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Patricia (Patty) Dunne, Killurin.
                Months Mind.
Kathleen, Paddy & John Hughes, Kilcavan.
Michael & Brigid McEvoy, Clonadd.
Andy & Vera Buckley, Daingean.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Shem Coleman, Kilcappagh.  1st Anniv.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Mona Guinan, Shranure.  1st Anniv.
John & Ellen Fahy, Geashill &
Deceased Flynn Family Members, Geashill.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Rosemary Betson, her Parents Edward & Rose Gallagher & her Brother Michael.
Molly Murphy, Dalgan.
Judy Devery, Ballinagar.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ned Berry, Scrubb.
John & Mary Meacle, Killurin &
Rose & Patrick Meacle, Killurin.

Ms of Eucharist Sun June 24th Group C.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:         Family  
7.30pm Raheen:          Family  
9.00am Raheen:          Family
10.30am Ballinagar:   Catherine Dolan (Jnr)
11.30am Killeigh:        Muireann Carton
Readings will be posted out to you.

Sat   30th   June     Raheen       7.30pm
Sun   8th    July     Ballinagar 10.30am
Tue 10th    July     Annagharvey
Sat  14th    July     Killeigh      7.30pm  

Retirement Mass:  
Mass will be offered in Ballinagar Church this Friday June 22nd  at 7.30pm, as the Ballinagar Community marks the retirement of Mr. Denis O’Connor, Principal of the Local School for the past 28 years.
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time:
The reign of God is being planted now.  How is it taking root in you?  Trust that you can make a difference by nurturing God’s life in you.   If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email
Ecumenical Remembrance Service:
In Abbeyleix Parish Church next Sunday at 2pm June 24th. Remembering loved ones who have died or suffered injury on Irish Farms.  Contact Brian or Norma Rohan 085 770 9966.
Now taking our Summer Break & will see you all in September.  Enjoy the break and thanks to all who joined us during the year for our weekly gatherings.
Ballinagar Historical Society
Day Trip to the Corlea Trackway Visitors Centre and the Clonmacnoise Monastic site on Sat 30th June.  Bus & entry fees Adults €25, 12-18yrs €15, U12s €10.   Contact: Seamus 086 8210032 or Breda 085 8721420. See Poster on church board.
Review of Forest Management Plans 2018-2022.  Forest Location:- Oakley Park.   We are adding forest properties to our FSC certificated.  If you consider that there are any issues that IForUT should be made aware of, contact us on 061-376953 or email  
See Poster on church board.
Thanks for €156 raised for Temple Street Hospital at the Tea/Coffee morning last week in Doyle’s.
Thanks from North Offaly Dev. to all who gave so generously €741.44 to the recent church gate collection for meals on wheels from Killeigh Parish.
Lough Derg, Retreats.  Contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071 986 1518.  
Email:  or the web page  
2018 Pilgrimage posters & brochures at church entrances.

World Meeting of Families National Collection takes place this week-end June 17th & 18th.  Pink envelope in your box of envelopes.  No white envelope.
Update on World Meeting of Families 2018 – Tickets:
Limited number of tickets available for One day registration. For the Festival of Families on Sat Aug 25th - Tickets are now only available for people booking to attend three days.      Final Mass or Knock: Tickets are free & will be available from June 25th on  You will need a ticket to gain entry.  Every adult & every child attending will need a ticket.   See poster on notice board.
Itenarary for the Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
See Posters on church notice board.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Kildare & Leighlin 2018:  16th -  21st July
€739 from Dublin return.  Full Board.  Single room supplement €155 - €180.    
Application Forms from the Parish Office.
Schoolboys Girls Soccer Club Lotto: Wed 13th  No winner of Jackpot.  1 @ 3 €200.  
Next draw €3,600 Wed 27th Jun High Chap.
Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 11th June:
Results: No’s: 1-9-12-16  No Winner:
3 @ 3’s  €70 Next Week €200 &  €3,400
Jackpot – Direen’s  Mon 18th June.
Ballinagar Community Lotto: 11th June:
Results: No’s: 1-16-18-30   Winner.  
2 @ 3    Next Week €200
€11,600  Ned’s Mon 18th June.
Geashill Whist: Top Score: Teresa Mulhare
Other Winners: Marie Garry, Frances Gleeson, Brigid O’Brien & Marie Geraghty.



Bishop Denis Nulty visited Killeigh Parish on Tuesday 9th Sept 2014.
He Celebrated the morning Mass before meeting individually those who were at Mass. He later visited our four primary schools.

See the Parish FaceBook page for pictures of Bishop's visit
in the church and the schools.
Thanks to John P. Conroy for the pictures.


If you have a concern contact:-

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.)

Ms Joan Treacy:    

The DLP is the person responsible in our diocese for receiving all
Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: –

  Breda O’Connor       087-6482625
 Concepta Murphy    087-6550239
 Margaret Conroy      086-1797652

The PSR’s role is to promote awareness of the Diocesan Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures,and to ensure that church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of the children involved.

Read about
Bishop Daniel Delaney.
Bishop of K&L 200 years ago

Bishop Nulty's Statement for Vocations Sunday 2014

Parish Office Opening Hours:
Normally open Tues, Wed & Thursday
10.30am – 1.00pm
Book Masses, Certificates, etc.
Phone 057-93-44161


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

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)

welcomes individuals for private retreats ,short breaks and quiet days . We also welcome groups for Assemblies, Conferences and Meetings
Visit us on

View slides from Prayer gathering 2012 around the Congress Bell in Killeigh on   
Killeigh Parish FaceBook

In 1900
there were 266,000,000 Catholics in the world.
By 2050 it is estimated there will be 1,100,000,000 [1.1 Billion] / living in the Global South

Suicidal Thoughts?
Share the Load!
….others can help you carry it.
Midlands Living Links 086-1600641
Console – 1800 201 890
MABS – Money Advice – Hibernian Hse, 057 93 23211 / 93 52252 (free & confidential).
C.I.C. – Citizens Information Centre
Mon-Sat, 10.30am-12.30pm
057 9352204.
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
1life, Suicide helpline 247 100

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.

Have you got a number in your phone after the letters I.C.E.?
In Case of Emergency?

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

  On Monday 7th October 2015 the parish of Rahan turned out in style to say 'Thank You' and to bid farewell to Fr. Johnny McEvoy.
Fr. Johnny is returning to his Missionary Order, the Columbans in Navan.
   The Committee which organised the event, presented Fr. Johnny with the fishermen in their boat, reflecting the image of being sent as a missionary, called 'to be fishers of men'.
   Raheen Church picture taken lately.

Some of the pictures from the recent dedication of our school Garden to the memory of Maree Grace - McElduff, and raising of our 3rd Greenschools Flag in Killeigh National School.
Many more pictures on the Parish Facebook page. Get link on our homepage.

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