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13th May 1917,
the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children who were minding sheep.
She had a message for the church, and for the world.

Parish Newsletter

                               25th June 2017

 Please pray for:          
Mona Guinan, née Carthy, Sranure.    Funeral Mass in Raheen at 1pm no 9am Mass.
James (Shem) Coleman, Kilcappa.
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Kay Ennis. Cloneygowan &
Deceased Ennis Family Members.
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Rosemary Betson, Ballinagar,
Parents Rose & Edward Gallagher & Brother Michael, Cappyroe.
Gerry McGuinness, Ballinagar.
Patricia Lynch, Daingean.
Molly Murphy, Geashill.
Judy Devery, Ballinagar.
Matthew & Mary O’Meara, Ballycue.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Helen & Ger Gonoude, Derrygolan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        1.00 pm
Funeral Mass for Mona Guinan, Sranure.
Masses during the Week:
Tues   10.00am Deceased Members of the
                   Brady Family & Walton Family.
Wed 10.00am  
Thurs 10.00am  
Mon    7.30pm
Wed   10.00am  
Thurs 10.00am
Fri       7.30pm
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Joe Malone, Moneyquid. Months Mind
Jane Kelly, Cloncon.
Joe McCann, Killurin.
Fr. Peter Coffey, S.D.B. &
Joseph Coffey, Curragh, Geashill & Deceased Family Members.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Edward & Mary B. Walsh, Finter House.
Ms of Eucharist Sun July 2nd Group B.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:        Family
7.30pm Raheen:         Elysia McCormack
9.00am Raheen:        Marie & Thomas Garry
10.30am Ballinagar:  Cemetery Committee
11.30am Killeigh:      Patricia Nunan
Readings will be posted out to you.

Congratulations to David Vard who will be ordained a Priest for our Diocese in Newbridge this Sunday at 3pm. Please pray for him.

Peter’s Pence this week-end:
Pink envelope in your box.
No white envelope this week.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”  God is always looking out for what’s best for us.  If He is calling you to be a priest, there is nothing to fear.  Take a risk and call
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   045 897470 or email

Sun  2nd   July    Ballinagar 10.30am
Sat  8th  July    Raheen     7.30pm
Tue 11th   July   Annagharvey
Killeigh Cemetery Committee:
Please do not leave any waste  “spoil, flowers, wreaths, etc,” in the cemetery, all should be taken away.
Ballinagar Cemetery:
All work carried out in the Cemetery has to be approved by the caretaker;-
John P Conroy mobile 086 0824601.                                                                                    
Headstones must be erected in the
Proper area or they will have to be taken down. They must not encroach on the plot of another family.
Record of Gravestones     in Killeigh Old Cemetery, Annagharvey, Templetyrine & Ballykeane are now available to view on
Parking:  In case of an Emergency!
Please leave entrances to the Churches free for Vehicles to get in or out in case of emergencies.  Do not park in a way that you are obstructing someone else.

Robberies:   Please do not leave goods or valuables visible in your vehicle when attending Church Ceremonies, i.e. Mass, Weddings, Funerals etc. or when visiting Cemeteries.

Family Picnic - An invitation from Bishop Denis to families and extended families to join him for a Family Picnic on Sunday, August 27 in Punchestown. A great afternoon of entertainment and fun is being planned so save the date and get your extended family to save it too!  See posters.

North Offaly Meals on Wheels thank all who supported their church gate collection also the collectors.  Killeigh Church €397.62, Raheen €232.00 and Ballinagar €159.21.

Family Carers Ireland – Patient moving & handling course Thurs 6th July
9.30-4.30pm in Market Square, Tullamore €90.  Contact Pauline 0579370223

Teach Mhuire Praying Community -      Mass for Healing Tues 2nd July
St. Paul's Church, Emo.  Rosary @ 7.45 pm Holy Mass @ 8:00 pm The

Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)

Prayer to the Holy Family:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection or division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph graciously hear our prayer.      Amen.

World Meeting of Families Volunteers    See handout at church door & volunteer on:

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary. Thurs 17th – Sun 20th of August.  
For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland.  Inspiring talks, workshops, dramas, concert, prayer games, and times of sharing.  The Festival is donation only.  Free buses available from around the country.  See poster at church door.  Contact 01-6753690, or book online at   
Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 19th June:
Lotto Results: No’s: 12-19-21-28 No Winner.
2 @ 3’s €100 €5,000  Doyle’s Mon June 19th

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 19th June:
Lotto Results: No’s: 2-6-14-22 No Winner.
4 Match 3’S . Next week win/share €400
Jackpot €15,000 Reserve €15,000 Ned’s Mon June 26th.

Geashill Whist: Top Score:    Bernadette Mahon
Other Winners:  Josie Beacon, Tom Kearns, Frances Gleeson, Brigid O’Brien,
Heather Kelly & Marie Geraghty.

Official Twinning Ceremony update: Bon Voyage to members of the Ballycommon, Ballinagar and Geashill town twinning committee and Offaly County Council who are travelling to Jaux, France from 23rd-26th June for the official signin. To celebrate a Street Feast/Tea Party is being planned. Check out facebook page for more info @bbgtowntwinning
Bring a newsletter to your neighbour.

Killeigh Parish Finance Committee
AGM 13 September 2016
Chairman’s Address

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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