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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

                               21st May 2017

 Please pray for:          
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Ann Hewitt, Moneyquid.  Months Mind.
Eileen Cosgrove, Fentor.
Bill Kelly, Gorteen.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Michael Boland, Coolraven.
Mary McEvoy & Deceased Family, Gorteen,
Mary Kelly, Alderboro.
Paddy & Anne Daly, Geashill.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
Peter Tobin, Cloneygowan.
Mary (Ciss) Coleman, Bogtown.
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Andy Tyrrell, Clonmore & Deceased Family
Ann Campbell, Ballinagar.
Mary O’Neill, Cloncon.
Pat, May & Teresa Geoghegan, Ballinagar.
Patrick & Bridget Cannon, Cappanageeragh.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Masses during the Week:
Wed      10.00am     
Thurs    10.00am
Fri         10.00am  
Mon: 10.00am
Tues  10.00am
Wed   10.00am
Thurs 10.00am
KILLEIGH:          SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Martin & Mary Dunne, Scrubb &  
                    Deceased Family Members.
RAHEEN:              SATURDAY   7.30 pm
Mary Dunne, Ard. 1st Anniversary.
Annie & William Dunne, Curragh & their Son Billy & Deceased Conroy Family.
Michael & May Murphy, Geashill &
their Daughter Ann.
Joe Grennan, Clara.
P.J. McEvoy, Geashill.
Brighid Behan, Ballydownan.
RAHEEN:               SUNDAY        9.00 am
BALLINAGAR:     SUNDAY      10.30 am
Fred Harpur, Ballycue.  1st Anniversary.
Joy Seery & Snnie Cassells.
KILLEIGH:            SUNDAY      11.30 am
Philip Burke, Ard, Geashill.
Ms of Eucharist Sun May 28th Group B.
Readers for next week-end:
7.30pm Killeigh:        Siobhan Greene
7.30pm Raheen:         Family
9.00am Raheen:        Michelle O’Byrne
10.30am Ballinagar: Family
11.30am Killeigh:      Eugene & Ciara Cahill
Readings will be posted out to you.
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.
The Irish Catholic: (At the door €1.80)
Fatima Special 100 years. Page 13-24

Sixth Sunday of Easter:
“Those who love Me will keep my word.”  Is your love for the Lord leading you to grow in holiness as a priest?  Call:
Fr. Ruairí Ó Domhnaill   045 897470 or email
A COME & SEE afternoon for those interested in or curious about priesthood in Kildare & Leighlin will take place in the Cathedral Parish Centre this Sunday May 21st from 2.30-5.00pm.  For more information log on to
Remember in your prayers all the Girls and Boys who received their First Holy Communion.
Ballinagar Pupils in Ballinagar Cloneygowan Pupils in Raheen
Killeigh Pupils in Killeigh
Also those who will receive it on
Saturday May 27th at 11.30am.
Geashill Pupils in Raheen.
Sat 24th   June   Killeigh    7.30pm  
Sun 2nd   July   Ballinagar 10.30am
Sat  8th  July    Raheen     7.30pm
Tue 11th   July   Annagharvey

Record of Gravestones     in Killeigh Old Cemetery, Annagharvey, Templetyrine & Ballykeane are now available to view on
Killeigh Community Games:
Athletic Trials this Sunday May 21st in Killeigh GAA Pitch.   Registration at 2.30pm. Race’s start at 3pm sharp.
Guitar lessons continue in Geashill Old School 10am - 12 noon.    We also welcome people who would like to learn a craft OR share your own. Cuppa served. Open to Men & Women.  Contact Concepta 057 93 43876 or Gretta 086 363 9009.
Killeigh GAA Field Committee
would like to remind everyone that due to health and safety no dogs are allowed on the club grounds at any time.
Irish dancing classes every Thursday evening 4.45pm - 6pm, in Killeigh GAA rooms. New members welcome.  Contact Siobhan Dorman on 086 856 8029
Irish Cancer Society church gate collection next week-end at all masses.
Coeliac Coffee Morning:
Sat May 27th in Cafe 4 U from 10.45am, upstairs in the Bridge Centre. Contact telephone 087 136 8805
Mass to celebrate St. Pio’s Birthday in St. Mary’s Church, Edenderry on Thurs May 25th at 7.00pm.
Bring a newsletter to your neighbour

Diocesan Collection for Retired Priests next week-end.
(No white envelope)
We thank people for their on-going contributions for priests collections and in particular for their support for this collection for our retired priests.   
Pink envelope in your box.
Prayer Before an Examination
Dear Lord, as I take this exam,
I thank you that my value
is not based on my performance,
but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test,
but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam,
bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me. Amen.
Tullamore College Opening Evening:
Friday May 26th 6 - 8pm.  All past pupils, together with their parents are invited. RSVP through the school's
facebook or or Incoming 1st years (Sept 2017) and their parents are also invited.
Offaly SPCA - A.G.M.
Sunday 28th May 3pm in The National Foresters Hall, Church St, Tullamore.
All are welcome to attend.
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) seek volunteers to help out with their bucket collections countrywide.  If you can help call  087 267 6688 or  
01 818 6418 or email
Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto: 15th May:
Lotto Results: No’s: 16-21-25-30 No Winner.
1 @ 3’s €200. €4,000   High Chaparral Mon 22.

Ballinagar Community Lotto: 15th May:
Lotto Results: No’s: 7-13-19-30 No Winner
3 Match 3’S €135. Next week win/share €400
Jackpot €15,000 Reserve €15,000 Ned’s Mon May 22.

Geashill Whist: Top Score:    
Seán Coffey & Brigid O’Brien
Other Winners:  Teresa Byrne,
Bernadette Mahon, Mary Carroll, Angela Walsh, Noreen Garry & Tom Kearns.


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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