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22 May 2018
Tullamore Parish
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, 
To you do we entrust the cause of life. Grant that all 
Who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life
With honesty and love to the people of our time. Amen

Save 8th

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Bhride & Ballinamere who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.

REFERENDUM FRI. 25TH.

As we prepare to vote on Friday it is worth revisiting Bishop Smith's message on the referendum. Among other things he reminds us: 
1. The Supreme Court judgment means that the child in the womb would have no constitutional right to treatment or support, if the 8th is repealed.
2. Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Church asks that all necessary medical treatment be given to a mother in pregnancy even if this were to result in the unintended death of the child.
3. A compassionate society will do all in its power to support and love the mother and baby.
4. Abortion is a brutal act.  There is no semblance of compassion involved in ending the life of the child in the womb.
5. If repealed the current government will legislate for unlimited abortion on demand up to 12 weeks, for unlimited abortion up to 24 weeks on the grounds of mental health, and for unlimited abortion up to birth in cases of life-limiting conditions.  This prospect can only be described as horrifying. 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

Tullamore Parish Annual Corpus Christi Procession takes place after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday June 2nd. This year marks our 91st procession through the town. Weather permitting the procession will exit the main door of the Church on to Store Street, passing through Harbour Street, on to Daingean Road and end with Benediction in Whitehall Estate. A mini bus will be available to bring elderly people back to the Church to collect cars after Benediction. All parishoners and Parish groups are encouraged to get involved and attend this lovely public celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

LUCKY FIRST GOAL - JPPC FUND RAISER 

Lucky First Goal tickets, in aid of Medjugorje Youth Festival 2018, are on sale after all masses this weekend. Please support our local young people. This challenge is based on forecasting the time of the first goal, scored by either team, in the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 26th. May.

THREE DAYS IN HONOUR OF ST. PIO

Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th; Rosary at 7:00pm. Mass 7.30pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Triduum concludes on May 25th - the day of the referendum - which is in fact the Saint's birthday.
SPEAKERS AT MASS:. 
Wednesday 23rd - Dr Deirdre Gleeson, a GP based in Newbridge. Dr Gleeson has done great work with the pro-life campaign and will address the serious issues of life that face us.
Thursday 24th - Fr Shane Crombie, chaplain to the Padre Pio prayer group in Tullamore.
Friday 25th - Fr. Terrance Harrington OFM.Cap. Fr. Terrence is a Capuchin Father, the same order as the beloved Saint.

ACCORD RECRUITING

Accord Tullamore are currently recruiting for Certificate in Counselling training programme. Further info available: www.accord.ie; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579341831.

ROSARY FOR LIFE

The Rosary for life is offered every Monday evening at 6.30pm for the preservation of the 8th Amendment. Please join your prayers with this intention.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 23rd. June & Sun. 1st. July in Tullamore & Sun. 8th. July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 20th. June.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.

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TULLAMORE/DURROW COMMUNITY GAMES:
Mon. 21st, Tullamore Harriers 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Boys & girls u8 - u16. €3 per child. PARENTS please bring COPY of birth cert on the night. 

TULLAMORE FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTRE:  
Open Day on all courses, Wed 23, 10.00-2.30pm, Castle Buildings, Tara St. Teacher available to answer any queries on the day.

THE HERITAGE OF DURROW:
By Helen Bracken in Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Mon. 28th. at 8:00pm.

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Tullamore Further Education and Training Centre 

Tullamore Further Education and Training Centre offers a range of part-time and full-time courses which are aimed at those who want to return to education to enhance opportunities.  A range of modules are provided, from basic courses up to Level 6 QQI.

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CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Due to limited space in Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue in the Presbyterian Church hall every Wed. at 7:45 pm. All welcome.
ROSARY
In The Church Of The Assumption every Saturday after 6:30 pm. mass for evangelisation of our country. 
POLISH MASS
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated in Polish at 2.30pm in the Church of the Assumption on the 4th Sunday of every month. 
POLSKA MASS
Święta Ofiara Mszy jest obchodzony w języku polskim 2.30pm w kościele Wniebowzięcia NMP na 4. niedzielę każdego miesiąca . 
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12th. to 17th. Sept. Hospital pilgrims should contact A. Boland 0877914828.
HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE
4th. June for 8 nights. Cost €1649pp. Details from Travalue.ie or Locall 1890289255, 046906860.
 
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. [Bertrand Russell]

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