21 July 2017

Lord, With your bright and open heart, forgive me for showing darkness to the light. 
Forgive me because I have relished my wrong and I am sorry for what I have done. 
Lord, I am ready to contiue following in your footsteps. Take my from the dark. Amen

 RayKelly

CONGRATULATIONS 
Congratulations to our young people who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  Thanks to parents, teachers and schools for their work in preparing the candidates for their help in making the sacraments so special.  Thanks also to those who helped out in the Church on the day.

ART EXHIBITION 
Our parishioner, and local artist, Maura Fahy is currently exhibiting her work at Aras an Chontae, Tullamore. Click Here for photographs and opening times.

MAY DAY CAKE SALE 
There will be a cake sale & raffle on Friday 1st May from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Bridge Centre.  Tickets are available from the Parish Centre and Fundraising Committee members and cost €2.  There are 40 prizes to the value of €1250.  All proceeds go to the Parish Fund.

JUBILEE YEAR 2015-2016 THE YEAR OF MERCY 
Pope Francis has announced a special Jubilee, or Holy Year beginning on the 8th of December.  A Holy Year normally takes place every 25 years, the last one being the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000.  Now and again, such as in 1933 and 1983, the Pope can call an extraordinary Holy Year.  The theme of the Holy Year is Mercy.  Pope Francis often speaks of mercy.  He has said "the Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel."  Our prayer for the coming Holy Year and this Divine Mercy Sunday is that God will give us all the grace to show mercy and receive mercy

LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT:  St. Colmcille’s Church, Durrow, Fri 24th. Apr. at 8.00pm, tickets €20, ph 087 9943694.  Proceeds in aid of “Console” & The Camino Walk, undertaken by Rena Lynam.

PILGRIMAGES 
1. 
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA;  30 July-6 August, €699 full board, ph Fr John Nally 087 4114450, Pat Kidney 086 3192399 or 057 9352553, P.J. Smyth 086 8796190.
2. MEDJUGORJE 7 DAY PILGRIMAGE:  Departs Wed 19 Aug, 2015. €659 all in per person sharing.  Ph  Michael  086 8157305.
3. PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND FROM MEATH DIOCESE:  4th. - 12th. Sept.  Cost €1250 plus tax, ph 01 8783111 or Kingscourt office 042 9667314 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
4. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SUN 26th. April :Main talk “Adoration & the Eurcharist”, by Fr John Harris OP, 1.15pm; Mass celebrated by Bishop Smith 3pm. Full day of prayer, Confession, Anointing of the Sick, Eucharistic Blessing, Eucharistic Procession & Benediction.  Special programme for children & teenagers. Finishes at 4.45pm.
5. C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 2nd. May.  Ph.  A .Boland for details 0877914828.

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. 

NEXT BAPTISMS 
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 23rd May & Sun 7th June in Tullamore & Sun 14th June in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 20th May. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.00pm.
  

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COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS:  Tullamore Court Hotel, Sat 25, 10.45am.  Phone 087 2563439.
FRS RAY KELLY & MARINO NGUEKAM IN CONCERT:  Fri 24th, Apr.  Hogan Suite, Croke Park, 7.30pm in aid of Mary’s Meals.  Bus from Rahan & Tullamore.  Contact Kay 085 7114205
CARERS ASSOCIATION:  2 day diabetes workshop Fri 24th Apr & Fri 1st. May from 9.30am to 4.00pm, ph 057 9322920. [See link below]

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