NEWSLETTER - Killeigh Parish

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                   19th March 2023  -  FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT.

We Pray For:

Margaret Murphy, Knock, Daingean.
Gerry Cahill, St. Oliver’s, Geashill.
Bernadette Gorman, Tullamore.
Teresa Dunne, Derrygowley, Daingean.
Teresa Finneran, Castlerea, Roscommon.
Alo Condron, Derrybeg.  Months Mind.
His Wife Christina.  1st Anniv.
Andy Byrne, formerly Cloneygowan.
Paddy & Ben Purcell, Reary, Rosenallis & Deceased Purcell Family.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Fintan Murphy, Cloneygowan.
James & Annie Crombie, Kilcappagh &
Deceased Flanagan Family, Kilcappagh.
Catherine & John Dolan, Annagharvey.
Teresa & Dinny Dunne, Ballinagar.
Jim Brickland, Knock.
KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am
Michael Leogue, Ballina.
Edward (Ned) O’Grady, Derrybeg.
Kay (Katherine) Walsh & her son David, Killurin.

Masses during the Week:
Tues  10am     People of the Parish
Wed   10am:   Peter & Mary Flanagan,
The Meelaghans & their son Jimmy, & daughter Nellie & Deceased Family.
Thurs  10am:   Mick & Tommie Conroy,
               Moneyquid & Deceased Family.
Tuesday   &  Thursday  10.00am   

MASSES for Next Week-end:
Donal Beatty, Fenter.  1st Anniv.
Michael McInerney, Derryadd. 1st Anniv.
His wife Margaret McInerney &
John McInerney, Derryadd.
Kathleen & Mick Kearns, Gurteen.
Phil Edwards & Deceased Family, Ballinvalley.
Christy Murray, Ballinvalley.
Patrick McEvoy & Tim & Bridie Feeney, Ballymacrossan.
Paddy & Martha Treacy, Castlebrack.
Kathleen McHugh, Backwood, Cloneygowan.
RAHEEN:     SATURDAY   7.30pm
Molly, John, Eamon & Paddy Guinan & Deceased Guinan Family.
Jack & Betty Coleman Kilcappagh
Joe Coleman, Kilcappagh

KILLEIGH:      SUNDAY     11.30am

READERS  next weekend:-
Killeigh Sat  6.00pm                          Beatty Family    
Raheen Sat   7.30pm                          Stephan Coleman         
Ballinagar Sun 10.30am      Paul Bolger
Killeigh      Sun  11.30am     Kevin Hynes
Killeigh E. Ministers Sat nights:-
Mar 25th  Ann Geraghty & Dolores Martin
Raheen E. Ministers next week are:-
Mar 25th Mary Begnall & Eithne O’Byrne
Ballinagar E. Ministers next 4 weeks:-
Mar  26th      Johnnie Dunne

Diocesan Collection
for Syria and Turkey
An astonishing €227,013 has been received from 40 parishes and some private donors to date. This is an amazingly generous response from people and has been forwarded to Trócaire.

Clothes Collection this Monday 20th March at all churches.
In aid of Killeigh Tidy Towns & Geashill Wednesday Club.  Clothes can be left outside any of the church walls before 10am Monday.

Killeigh Senior Citizens Committee are holding their AGM this Mon 20th of March in the National School for 8pm. All are very welcome to attend.

2023 marks the 50th Anniversary since the formation of Raheen GAA Club in 1973 with a number of events planned throughout the year to celebrate this great milestone. A Launch Night in Direen’s, Cloneygowan on Friday 24th March from 9pm when full details will be made known. All Welcome to attend.

North Offaly Community Development - Volunteer Drivers needed for Meals on Wheels in the Killeigh area.
Can you spare an hour at 12.30pm?
Contact 057 93 62755

Geashill Wednesday Club:
This Wednesday Wood Carving Course continues from 10am-12 in Geashill Old School.  You are sure of a great welcome and a cuppa. (€3).  Men and Women welcome.
Happy Mothers Day:
Loving God, we thank you for Mothers – for all they mean or have meant, for the love they have shown and the care they have given. Amen.

Raheen Church Choir:
Choir will re-assemble for Saturday evening masses beginning this Saturday night.  Any person is welcome to join the choir.

Solemn Novena to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help
In St. Peter & Paul’s Church, Monasterevin, Thursday 23rd March – Saturday 25th March.
(3 Nights of Lent).

Growth in the Holy Spirit Monthly Retreat:    St. Peters and Paul's Parish Church Portlaoise - Saturday 1st April 10am - 1.30pm.     Holy Mass @ - Confessions available.
 Retreat continues in old Sacristy (behind Altar) from 10.45am - 1.30 pm
         (Exposition, Rosary, Holy Spirit Novena, Praise & Worship, Teaching, Prayer Ministry.  Contact: 086 8157305.   All Welcome.

Accord is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation facilitators.  Marriage facilitators are part of a team that prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage.  Couples find our courses fun, engaging and very relevant, while facilitators gain valuable life skills.  Contact
for more information please.

Medjugorje Group Pilgrimage
  7 Night Package July 5th to 12th
Costs 745\PPS Flight Dublin to Split. Spiritual Director: Fr. Sean Hyland Booking Contact: Michael Nerney on 086 8157305

Tues, Thurs & Friday 10.30-12.45

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

Sun 25th June
Ballinagar       10.30am

Sat 1st July
Raheen           7.30pm

Tue 4th July
Annagharvey   7.30pm

Sat 15th July
Killeigh          6.00pm

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1st Prize Mary  Purcell, 19 Hillview Killeigh      
2nd Prize   Natalie   Middleton Hawkswood Killeigh
3rd Prize  Tom   Cleary, Derryweelan Geashill   
4th Prize Jane   Direen,  Fearnamona, Geashill
5th Prize  Maria  and Denis Bannon, Killeenmore
6th Prize  Chrissie   Scully, Main Street, Daingean
7th Prize  Paul   & Jennifer Garry, Ballykeane Geashill
8th Prize  Michael   Cushen, 3 Abbey Park Killeigh
9th Prize  Eamonn   Dunne, Ballymacrossan, Geashill
10th Prize  Teresa   Leogue, Killeenmore, Killeigh          
Condron  Dismantlers Ltd, Cappincur.  (Liam Condron)

P.J.   Lambe
Pat Joe & Frieda   Kinnarney
Pat Hinch Tyre & Wheel   Mart Ltd
Cash & Carry Furniture   (Nuala Byrne)
Condron Concrete Works   (Brendan O'Rourke)
Mahon Oil (Greg & Mary)
Bramwell Steel Supplies   (Kevin Hynes)
Condron Dismantlers Ltd (Liam Condron)
Dominic Trimble
Andrew Dooley & Breda   Dooley
Carroll Design & Surveying   Ltd (Shane Carroll)
Breda Kelly
Mary & Theresa Treacy
Brendan & Imelda Garry
Slieve Bloom Veterinary Ltd   (Donal Lynch)
Des Mahon Motors Ltd
Joe Brophy Builders
Frank & Liz Gorman
Joe Arnold
Kevin Arnold
Ann McElduff
Conor Murphy & Margaret   Murphy
John Kelly T/A JK Timber   Flooring
Joan Condron T/A EQUAVE  
Kieran   Cummins
Clemens von Ow
Clonmore Sawmills (Mick &   Ann Dunne)
Jim Hamiliton

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

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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.
A Pandemic Update from Bishop Denis.

Covid Up-date:
The Bishops Conference will meet in in March to review the situation.  
Meanwhile the continuation of the following protective measures is recommended
to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the vulnerable or anxious members of the congregation:
-The wearing of face coverings inside the Church buildings;
-Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements;
-Suspension of a handshake as the Sign of Peace;
-Holy Communion to be received in the hand;
-Holy water not yet restored to fonts for communal use at the entrances to Church buildings.
Please continue to wear masks, sanitise and maintain social distance.

Every blessing,  + Denis Nulty


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.


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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

Registered Charity, Number 20015848
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