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14th October 2018

We Pray for:   

Sheila McCourtney (Trimble), St. Oliver’s
Paddy Monagher, Sranure, Cloneygowan.
John (Johnny) Wright, Mucklagh.
James (Jimmy) Duffy, Clara.
Kathleen (Kate) Plunkett, Clonminch.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Nellie McCann, Killurin. 1st Anniv,
  her husband Joe & great grand child Lucy.
Brighidin Breslin, Ballinvalley.
Patricia Walsh, Derrygolan.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Peter Hackett, Ard.
Dan Bolton, Alderboro.
William & Annie Dunne, Curragh &
     their Son Billy & Daughter-in-law Mary.
Kathleen Lalor, Ballycollin.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Siobhán Leavy Conway, Daingean.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Gerry Dillion, Gorteen, his Parents
Jimmy & Maisy, Brother Tom &
Molly Morris, Gorteen.
Thomas & Elizabeth Hanlon &
                 their son Thomas, Meelaghans &
Deceased Hanlon Family, Cappincur.
Mary Moran, Meelaghans. (Died this year).
Masses during the Week:
Tues     10.00am: Rosary after mass.
Wed     10.00am:  Rosary after mass.
Thurs  10.00am: Communion Service, Rosary
Fri       10.00am: Communion Service, Rosary
Mon       7.30pm:
Tues     10.00am:
Wed     10.00am:
Thurs    7.30pm:
Fri       10.00am:     
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James & Mary Dunne, Ballinvalley &
                       Deceased Family Members.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Ninian Falkiner, Geashill.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For the People of the Parish.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Michael & Eva Cunningham, Ballinagar.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun Oct 21st Group E.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:  Ciara Murray & Ciara McCabe
7.30pm Raheen:         Nora Dunne
9.00am Raheen:           Stephen Coleman
10.30am Ballinagar:   Catherine Guinan
11.30am Killeigh:        Mark & Martina Kelly
Readings will be posted out to you.

The Irish Catholic at the door.  €1.80
‘Deep faith’ kept heroic mother Emma going.  P 1 & 4.
Rediscovering honour in relationships P7
Pray against the devil and his works P13
Help the planet? Buy dearer clothes. P5

Twenty-Eight Sun in Ordinary Time:
The rich young man desires to live a virtuous life.  It required letting go of what gets in the way of following Jesus wholeheartedly.  Are you able to say “yes”?  If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

St. Pio Monthly Mass:
Tues 16th Oct at 7.30pm in Tullamore.

Clinic in Tullamore Court Hotel this Mon, Tues & Wed next Oct 15th – 17th.  4.30-8pm.  See

Volunteers needed for Killeigh Senior Citizens to help with the Christmas Party.  Meeting being held in the Parochial Hall on Monday Oct 15th at 8pm.  All are welcome & all help much appreciated.

A.G.M. Ballinagar Group Water Scheme CLG.  This Mon 15th Oct at 8pm in Group Water Scheme Office.  All members are welcome.

Thanks for €189.95 raised for Friends of the Coombe Hospital at the last coffee morning in Grennan’s.

Thanks to all our friends and neighbours who supported the Local Hospice Coffee morning which raised €420.  Look forward to seeing you next year Rachael.

Wednesday’s in Geashill Old School
9.30am-12noon.This week Button Pictures. Next Week Shoe Box Appeal.  Come any Wed for the cuppa & chat, learn or pass on your skills.  Men & Women welcome.  Gretta 086 3639009 or Concepta 057 93 43876.

Ballinagar Historical Society
Day trip next Fri Oct 20th leaving Ballinagar at 9am visiting Derryglad Folk Museum, Athlone Castle, Kilbeggan Distillery.  Home at 5.00pm approx.  Cost: €35 (Bus fare & entry to all sites.  Lunch not included).  Contact: Seamus Black 086 8210032,
Seamus McCann 086 3907496 or
Breda Cunningham 085 8721420.

Killeigh Community Centre Dev. Association: Upcoming Fundraiser:
"Strictly Jigs n Reels" fundraiser in the Court Hotel Nov 17th. See our Facebook page Killeigh Community Centre Development.  

Liturgical Play: -  ‘Severino’  
Produced by Fr. Tommy ’Reilly.  This Sunday 14th Oct 7pm in St. Manman’s Church, Clonaslee. Adm €10 & Students/OAP €5

St Vincent de Paul  057  93 22072

October is Mission Month:
Next Sunday, 21st Oct, Pope Francis is asking you and every Catholic worldwide to come together in celebration of World Mission Sunday.  On this very special day every Church, in every parish across our globe will give what they can, no matter how little, towards the World Mission Sunday collection.  Your contribution will be used to help spread faith, hope and love by supporting overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the worlds’ most impoverished and remote communities.  If you can’t contribute on the 21st, you can donate €4 by texting ‘Mission’ to 50300.  See

This Sunday the 14th at a ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis will officially recognise the sainthood of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador.

James Kilbane Charity Fundraiser: Concert this Sun 14th Oct 5pm in
St. Catherine’s Church Hop Hill, Tullamore in aid of the Presbyterian Church repair fund.  Doors open 4.30pm.  Contact 085 147 6929 for tickets €15.

Tullamore Diecast Toy & Model Show Sun 21st Oct in the Tullamore Court Hotel  Adults €5, U12 Free.
All proceeds go to SOSAD Tullamore.

Caretaker required for Killeigh N.S.
10hrs per wk. Applications to the Principal before Friday Oct 19th.  057 93 44349

FREE Structured Patient Education Programme for People with Type Two Diabetes on Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Oct in Tullamore Primary Care Centre, Tullamore from 10am-1.30pm. If you are interested in attending please contact Orla or Niamh on 090 6424844

Aspire Training Special Needs Assisting QQI LEvel 5(5N1786) and QQI Level 6 (6N1957) course in Oct in Tullamore and Portlaoise.  Contact 044 93 48936.

One day coding camp in Kilcormac 31st Oct. 10am to 2pm €25.  Contact Carmel on 057 91 52003 or email  

Schoolboys Girls Soccer Club Lotto Wed 3rd Oct: No winner. 5-11-12-22 Next Draw €5,200 & €200
7 @ 3 @ €30  Next draw Wed 17th Oct  Ned’s.

Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 8th Oct:
No’s: 5-10-16-30  No Winner:
1 @ 3’s.  Next Week €200 -Jackpot €6,800
– Hamilton’s in Geashill Mon 15th Oct.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 8th Oct:
No’s: 13-17-21-24  No Winner.  
3 @ 3 €70 Next Wk €200   Next Jackpot Draw for
€15,000 in Ned’s Mon 15th Oct.



The von Ow family at the recent WMOF in Dublin 2018

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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