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Parish Newsletter
26th October 2014


Maeve McEvoy, Dalkey and Gorteen Ard, died recently,
Fr. Willie O’Mahoney. Anniversary

John & Ellen Dunne & Bridget Sutherland,
Mullahill, Killurin.
For all our parishioners.
William & Mary Begnall and their Sons
Joe and Liam, Shranure.
Ninian Falkiner, Geashill.
Kathleen Geraghty, Cappanageera. 1 Anniv
Thomas & Annie Geraghty and
Elizabeth Molloy, Killeenmore.


Wed 10.00 am
Thurs 10.00 am
Fri 10.00 am

Mon 7.30 pm
Tues 10.00 am
Wed 10.00 am
Thurs 10.00 am
William Scanlon, Arklow.
Margaret Dempsey, Cloneygowan.



Eucharistic Ministers Killeigh & Raheen
Next Sunday Nov 2nd Group C
Readers for Next Week-end:
7.30 pm Killeigh Pat Feery
7.30 pm Raheen Paddy & Gavin Kelly
9.00 am Raheen Albert (Jnr) Henchy
10.30 am Ballinagar Zita Murphy
11.30 am Killeigh Sandra Milner
Readings will be posted out. IF NOT
POSTED TO YOU, you are not on.

Communion Calls

Msgr. Tom Coonan:
Wed: Ard, Raheenduff, Ballinagar, Ballintogher & Kilcooney.
Thurs: Cloneygowan and
Geashill Village.

Raheen GAA Club who are
the 2014 Intermediate
Football Champions


The Feast of All Saints.
NEXT Saturday Nov 1 is
a Holy Day of Obligation:
Vigil Masses:- Friday 31 October:
Killeigh 7.30pm
Raheen 7.30pm
Saturday 1 Nov
Ballinagar 10.30am:
Christy Finnigan, Portlaoise.
1 Anniv
Remembering and Praying for those who Died since
November 1 2013 in our Parish.
Saturday 1st November 7.30pm Mass in Killeigh and Raheen.
Sunday 2nd November 10.30 am Mass in

A Family Member or Neighbour is invited to bring a candle to the Altar.
Candles will be provided by the Parish Pastoral Council members on the day.
Norms for indulgences at the commemoration of all Souls
The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st. to 8th. November. The following conditions apply:- All who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and pray for the Pope's intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one's choice) can gain one plenary indulgence.
Short-Term Pledge for November in honour of the Holy Souls. November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/friends who have died. By a long-standing Irish custom, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacri?cial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones, and for all the Souls in Purgatory.

Killeigh & Raheen G.A.A. Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s: 5-13-21-22: No Winner. 4 Match 3’s €50 . Next week win/share €200.
Next Week’s Jackpot €3,800 Tues High Chaperal
Geashill Whist:
Top Score:
Tom Kearns.
Other Winners: Marie Geraghty,
Frank McLoughlin, Joe Dunne, Bridie O’Grady & Sean Coffey.
Ballinagar Community Lotto:
Lotto Results: No’s: 2-25-29-30.
No Winner: No Match 3. Next week win/share €400 and Jackpot is €15,000.

DEAD LIST The Priests of the parish are required to offer 9 masses for all those who’s names are on the lists you send in, in this envelope. Besides these Masses, we also include them in the prayers of the faithful for the month.
P.S. Some people include donations. These are lodged to the ‘clergy account’ out of which we receive a monthly allowance.

Teach Mhuire Praying CommunityMass for Healing Tues 4 Nov 8.00pmSt. Paul's Church Emo, Portlaoise.
After School Ballinagar:
Contact Noelle at 086 1060441 for details.

Seek Me now
You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on Sept 11th, 2001. Neither will I.
I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say "Good-Bye." I held his fingers steady as he dialled. I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK...I am ready to go." I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said. "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now."I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered. I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.I was in Texas, Kansas, and I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me?I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor. Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me... this way...take my hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.But, I was there. I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time,
would you have reached for Me?
Sept 11th, was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go." I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


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.

Annagharvey Cemetery records now available on the 'Cemetery Stoanes' Page of this website.


If you have a concern contact:-

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

Ms Joan Treacy: 085-8021633

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

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