NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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3rd March 2024
Third Sunday of Lent:

We Pray for:

Mary Cleary (Dunne), Newtown, Killeigh.
Betty Coffey (Corcoran), Rosenallis.

Paudge (Patrick) Brady, Ballylevin.  Months Mind.
David & Ursula Lawlor, Ballinvalley.
William Brady, Killurin.
Martin & Mary Hoctor, Ballycollin &
Deceased Hoctor & Coffey Family Members
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Mary Taylor, Ballymacrossan &
Deceased Taylor Family.
Eddie Bryan, Fir na Mona.
Noel Gibson, Ard.
Joe, Margaret & Baby Billy Gallagher, Cappyroe &
Deceased Gallagher & Daly Families.
Jody Betson, Ballinagar.
Patricia Darcy, Toberlaheen.
& her parents James & Mary Kate Scully.
Larry, George, William & Maria Hackett, Ballyduff.
Anne Corrigan, Clonmore.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
Deceased Garry Family, Derryadd.
John Lawlor, Killeenmore.

Masses during the Week:
Killeigh at 10.00am:
Tues,   Wed,   Thurs.  
Thurs: George & Kathleen Dunne, Killurin
& their Grandson Mark Casey, Ballinasragh.
Geashill:    Tuesday  10.00am

Phil Edwards, Ballinvalley &
Deceased Family.
Helen & Pat Fitzpatrick, Killurin.
Noel & Seán Fitzpatrick, Clonaslee.
Con Dunne, Ballinvalley &
Deceased Dunne Family.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Gerry Cahill, St. Oliver’s.  1st Anniv.
James & Christina Dolan, Cloneygowan & their Son Ned.
Patrick & Elizabeth Tyrrell, Toberlaheen &
Deceased Family.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
Michael Horan, Fentor.
READERS  for next week-end:-
Killeigh   Sat  6.00pm           Family
Raheen    Sat  7.30pm           Cahill Family
Ballinagar Sun  10.30am      Paul Bolger
Killeigh     Sun  11.30am       Eugene Cahill
Ministers of Holy Eucharist:-
Killeigh Mar 9th  Eilish Flanagan/Martina Egan
Raheen: Mar 9th   Elysia McCormac/P. O’Brien
Ballinagar Mar 10th     Catherine Guinan

Parish Finance Council Meeting:
This Tuesday 5th March at 7.00pm in the Parochial House.

Confirmation Ceremonies
Friday 8th March.
Killeigh N.S. Boys & Girls  in Killeigh at 11.00am
Cloneygowan N.S. Boys & Girls in Raheen at 2pm

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls from Ballinagar & Geashill
N. Schools who were
Confirmed on Friday.
Thanks to their Teachers and all the Staff of our Schools.

Director of Parish Development:
Kildare and Leighlin Diocese
is inviting applications for the full time position of Director of Parish Development. A job description and information on how to apply can be found on Closing date for applications is 25th March 2024. This is a very important appointment for our diocese, and we ask your prayers that our search to fill this position will be successful.

Geashill Wednesday Club:
Wet Felted Flowers. €5.
Bring a bowl, towel & Soap.
10am-12noon in Geashill Old School.  Meet, greet & have the Cuppa.  Men & Women welcome.  Join us any week.

Sports updates to Club and Community notes available on

Sat  May 25th   Killeigh              6.00pm
Sun June 2nd    Ballinagar       10.30am
Sat  June 8th    Raheen               7.30pm
Tue June 11th    Annagharvey    7.30pm

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday 10.45am-12.45
or leave a message  057 93 44161.

Familiarisation sessions for Introducing a Ritual for use when a priest is unexpectedly absent on a Sunday:
Priests are invited to attend
St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, on March 12th from 8:00 – 9:30pm and to bring others with them who may in the future be asked to lead and/or do the immediate preparation on the day, if and when, such a celebration takes place in the parish.  

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage 2024 - Direct flights to Mostar - Medjugorje
Dublin to Medjugorje in Half the Time
12th - 19th June 2024     €765
Price increases to €815 after 2nd Feb
Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Hyland C.C.
Contact: Michael Nerney 086 815 7305

TRÓCAIRE:  Boxes for your Lenten Fast Contributions are available at the Church entrance.  Please bring one home and one to neighbours who cannot get out.

Mountmellick Library Great events every week.  Call 057 86 44572 E mail

Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets Available in the Sacristies after masses.

Bring a Newsletter to your neighbour to keep them in touch.

Never regret a day in your life:
Good days give happiness,
Bad days give experience,
Worse days give lessons,
And best days give memories.

Samaritans:  Phone 116123

Pieta House:  24 hour Free call suicide helpline:  1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.

Women’s Aid:  24 hour helpline number: 1800 341 900
'The Pillars of our Parish' by Olive Cuskelly.
A creation by Olive for the Parish Presentation to Fr John on the Occasion of his Golden Jubilee.

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Changed Mass times.
 Saturday evening Mass in Killeigh is at 6pm.
Saturday evening in Raheen at 7.30pm
Sunday morning in Ballinagar at 10.30am
Sunday morning in Killeigh at 11.30am
These times are provisional.

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Useful contacts for Information on Marian Shrines, and others:-
History; Pilgrims Guide;  Facilities; Accommodation; News; Shop; etc
See Live TV from the shrine; Deepen [history, Messages, Cures, etc]; Youth

Sacred Sites; Places of Peace and Power throughout the world

A Copy of the Scroll of the Prophet Isaiah, found in 1948 in a cave near the Dead Sea.
Carbon dated showing it was writen in 70 B.C.

Visit your ancestors grave in
Thanks to work of Roseanna and Emma.

See slides of the Easter Morning Mass on the mountain

View some pics from the Official Opening of Ballinagar School.

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


Suicidal Thoughts?
Share the Load!
….others can help you carry it.
Midlands Living Links 086-1600641

MABS – Money Advice – Hibernian Hse, 076-107-2710 (free & confidential).
C.I.C. – Citizens Information Centre
Mon-Sat, 10.30am-12.30pm     057 9352204.
Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90
Pieta House 1800 247 247 or 0818 277 438
Samaritans new freephone number 116 123

visit for a full list of crisis helplines

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)

Have you got a number in your phone after the letters I.C.E.?
In Case of Emergency?

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.

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



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