12 December 2017

God our Father, may we always profit by the prayers of the Virgin Mother Mary,
For You bring us life and salvation through Jesus Christ her Son 
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
. Amen

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COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDED 
Tullamore Credit Union Ltd. awarded grants to a large number of local clubs and organisations to help them in their work for the good of Tullamore people at a special function this week. Click Here for a list of recipients and some photographs from the ceremony.

CHORAL RECITAL IN THE CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION - PICTURES
We are pleased to publish some pictures of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir conducted by Greg Beardsell and accompanied by the Tullamore Academy Chamber Choir along with choirs from local secodary schools who gave a most enjoyable recital in the Church of Assumption on Sunday last, 26th April. Click Here for photos

RETIRING COLLECTION FOR VOCATIONS 
There will be a retiring collection for Vocations taken up at all Masses this weekend.  Your support would be most appreciated.

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

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. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828.
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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MIDLANDS LIVING LINKS: Tea/coffee morning, Tues 5th, 10.30, Parish Centre.  All welcome.
TULLAMORE GARDEN CLUB:  Trip to Barry Ward’s Garden Club, Ballinasloe, Wed 6th, Meet in O’Connor Sq, at 5.30pm
LECTURE TITLED “ERNIE O’MALLEY & THE OFFALY IRA”: by Dr Philip McConway, Thurs 7th, OHAS, Bury Quay, 8.00pm.  All welcome. 

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May Devotions to Mary - This is the month in which, in the churches and individual homes, the most affectionate and fervent homage of prayers and devotions from the hearts of Christians are raised to Mary. It is also the month in which from his throne descend upon us the most generous and abundant gifts of the Divine Mercy

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