21 July 2017

A Prayer for Peace of Mind (by Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini)
Fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit and give Your peace to my soul that I may be 
Free from all needless anxiety, solicitude and worry. Help me to desire always that 
Which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your will may be my will. Amen

 Referendum

 

REFERENDUM
The choice we are asked to make in the Marriage Referendum on Friday next is a decision that only the people can make.  The Constitution belongs to the people of Ireland.  As the Referendum Commission states, “a referendum gives Irish citizens the opportunity to make a decision for their country”.  You are encouraged to exercise your democratic right to vote on Friday. See link below for Bishop Smith's full statement.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 
Congratulations to the children from Scoil Mhuire and Ballinamere N.S. who received the Eucharist for the first time on Sunday, 10th.
May.  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.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA 
This month’s Padre Pio Mass, on Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm, falls on the Vigil of Our Lady of Fatima.  Our Lady came to Fatima in 1917 to call her children to her Immaculate Heart. She asked us to pray the Rosary for peace.  This month’s Mass will conclude with the Rosary and Benediction, during which the parish and our country will be dedicated to Mary's Immaculate Heart.  We will pray especially for the protection of the Family.

BICENTENENARY CELEBRATION
Cantoiri Tullamore, directed by Michael Moore, will present a very special concert at St. Catherine’s Church, Hophill, Tullamore, on Thurs 4 June, starting at 8.00pm. as part of the bicentenial celebrations of the church.                 

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. 

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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OFFALY S.P.C.A:  AGM Sun 17, 3pm, Foresters Hall, Church St, Refreshments served, all welcome.

TULLAMORE GRAMOPHONE SOCIETY:  Recital of classical and trad. music on harp and flute, Charleville Castle, Fri 22, 8pm.

COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE:  Thurs 28 May, 9am - 1pm, Charleville Centre, Church Rd.  Proceeds to Nepal Earthquake & Console The National Suicide Prevention.

CANTOIRI:  Present a very special concert at St. Catherine’s Church, Tullamore, Thurs 4 June, 8pm.  Adm €10.

alt The decision before the people next Friday touches on a matter that goes to the very heart of the Constitution. Now it is your turn to ensure that your voice is heard. Please reflect carefully about the choice you will make and pray for guidance as you undertake your civic duty. The full text of Bishop Smith’s statement is available at www.dioceseofmeath.ie.

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