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Parish Newsletter

12th August 2018
We Pray for:    

Dolores Conroy, died in England.

KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary Plunkett, Killeigh.  Months Mind.
Peter & Nora Gallagher, their Son James,
Joe McKane, Moneyquid &
     Deceased Family.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
James Conroy, Urney Hse, Cloneygowan.
Christy Hyland, Dirreen.
Maureen Hyland, Cloneygowan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
For People of the Parish.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Trisha & Padraig Hanlon, Toberlaheen.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Masses during the Week:
Wed           7.30pm:   …………. HOLY DAY
Thurs       10.00am:   Private Intention.
Fri:          10.00am:   Peter Power, Corby, England.  (Burial today in England).
Raheen:        Tues  7.30pm.    HOLY DAY
Ballinagar:   Wed  10.30am.  HOLY DAY
KILLEIGH:            SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Victor & Bridget Meredith &
             Michael Connolly, Ballymacrossan.
Terry Dunne, Derrybeg.
RAHEEN:               SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Robert (Bob) Sheil, Geashill.  1st Anniv.
Patricia Byrne, Killelary.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Margaret Dunne, Ballycrystal.
BALLINAGAR:                      SUNDAY      10.30 am
Matt Daly, Alderborough.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Ms of Eucharist Sun Aug 19th Group A.
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:           Pat Feery
7.30pm Raheen:           Family.
9.00am Raheen:           Nora Dunne
10.30am Ballinagar:    Collette Crombie
11.30am Killeigh:         Mark & Martina Kelly
Readings will be posted out to you.

Nineteenth Sun in Ordinary Time:
Jesus continues to draw those who believe.  Our world is hungry and thirsty for the Bread of Life.  Will you share your faith?  Consider ministry in the Church.  If you think God is calling you to be a priest contact:-  
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   
045 897470 or email

This week-end at Butterfield Estate, Blueball.
Best wishes to the organisers, sponsors and participants.

The Irish society for Autism collection at ALL Church Gates, 18th & 19th Aug.

Holy Day of Obligation
Assumption of B.V.M
Tues - - - - - RAHEEN:-   7.30pm  
Wednesday -
BALLINAGAR:- - - - - - - 10.30am
KILLEIGH:-         - - - - - - - 7.30pm  
John Cleary, Newtown.
John, Catherine, Dora, Frank, Kathleen & Evelyn Green, Gorteen.
Christy Murray, Ballinvalley.
Readers for the Holy Day:
 7.30pm   Raheen        Tony Arnold
10.30am   Ballinagar    Roseann Tyrrell
 7.30pm     Killeigh       Doris Murray

Membership of Parish Finance Council:
Thanks to the following who were elected to the P.F.C. 4 years ago:-
Eugene Cahill   -     Killeigh Area.
Clemens Von Ow -  Ballinagar Area.
P. O’Brien   -           Raheen Area.
We will elect 1 from each church area to succeed the above members (who may be re-elected).  Membership of the P.F.C. is open to all Parishioners.  We ask you to think about offering your gifts, experience and time.
Election / Selection will take place in Raheen  Sat 8th Sept after 7.30pm Mass   and         after Mass in
Killeigh & Ballinagar Sun 9th Sept.
A.G.M. and Next meeting of P.F.C. with renewed membership, Tue 18th Sept  7.30-9pm in parochial house.

Relics of Saints Louis, Zéile and Thérése of Liseux in Carlow Cathedral Mon 20th Aug.  Times confirmed next week.

Pope Francis’ Mass at World Meeting of Families Mass, Phoenix Park, Sun. Aug 26th:    If anyone has surplus tickets, please let us know. We will try to share them. If you are looking for a ticket, we could start a waiting list.
SEE NOTICE re CHOIR for Diocesan Celebration of WMOF.

Theme: FAITH & FAMILY.  Leaflets at the door and poster on church board.

Tax Relief
on your 2017 Donations.
A letter and the approved certificate/form, CHY4 will be going out in the post to all relevant homes next week.  

Cloneygowan Gooseberry Fair
NEXT SUNDAY August 19th,
Commencing at 1.30pm with a Fancy Dress parade. There will be:-  Ladies Football, Under 10 football, Dog Show, 5 GAA skills games, Baby Show, Cake Auction, Wheel of Fortune, Mouse's Castle,  Tea And Scones Tent, plus the usual competitions and side shows. There will also be a threshing display (Old style) and a Vintage Machinery display. Historical talk and slide show.

Geashill/Ballinagar Senior Citizens:
Chiropody Service Thursday Aug 16th at 10.30am in Geashill Old School.

Adult Literacy Service Skills for Work:
Are you in employment?  Are you looking to develop core skills for work?  Are you an employer looking to develop core skills of your employees?  Leaflets at the door and poster on church board.

Coffee/Tea Morning next Thurs 16th:
In Doyles, Killeigh 10.30am-12noon
Come for the cuppa and chat.
Thanks for €130 raised for the Special Needs Class, St. Josephs, Tullamore & €80 Presentation to Kathleen’s retirement.

Schoolboys Girls Soccer Club Lotto: 27th July:
No’s: 4-11-15-18 - No winner.  Next €4,400
0 @ 3   Next draw Wed 22nd Aug.  

Killeigh & Raheen GAA. Lotto: 7th Aug:
No’s: 5-13-16-18  No Winner:
0 @ 3’s. Next Week €400 -Jackpot €5,000
– Grennan’s / Doyle’s, Killeigh  Mon 13th Aug

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 7th Aug:
No’s: 1-3-23-28.  No Winner.  
3 @ €70 each    Next Jackpot Draw for
€13,400 in Ned’s Mon 13th Aug.

Geashill Whist: Top Score: Patricia Quinn
Other Winners: Tom Kearns, Eddie Grennan, Brigid O’Brien, Frances Gleeson, Eileen Carroll, Marie Garry & Paddy O’Dare.




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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