23 May 2017

Lord, help me live from day to day In such a self-forgetful way, 
That even when I kneel to pray, My prayer shall be for "Others" 
Help me in all the work I do To ever be sincere and true, 
And know, that all I do for You Must needs be done for "Others" 
And when my work on earth is done, And my new work in Heaven´s begun, 
May I forget the crown I´ve won, While thinking still of "Others" 

 Columban

 

SAINT COLUMBAN - 1400TH. ANNIVERSARY 
In the words of Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich, who wrote extensively on the history and life of St. Columban, "we are celebrating the wonderful occasion of this Saint's death because this gigantic Irish Saint made such a profound impression in the history of missionary work... 
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SUMMER ORGAN SERIES
The annual event returns for the 17th. season starting on Tue. 7th. July. Full programme of the recitals available here:
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SLIEVE BLOOM 5K MOUNTAIN WALK 
Offaly Hospice & Irish Cancer Society has organised a 5K walk in the Slieve Blooms for Sat. 27th. June, Walkers will meet at Clonaslee Community Centre at 11.00am.  Details from Offaly Hospice 0868595046 or Joe 0858810382.

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). GLENDALOUGH: A Day Pilgrimage to "GOD'S COTTAGE", Glendalough takes place on Sat 4th. July. Bus from Athlone, Moate & Kilbeggan.  Ph 087 7818283 for details.

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. 18th. July, Sat. 25th. July, & Sun. 2nd. August  in Tullamore  and Sun. 9th. August in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 15th July. 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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 COFFEE MORNING:  hosted by people attending Teach Mhuire, in aid of Jigsaw, Tues 23, 10.30-12noon, Parish Centre.

GARDEN CLUB:  Outing Wed 24, Rachel Darlington’s & Philip Howley’s gardens.  Bus leaves O’Connor Sq at 9am.  All Welcome.  Ph 057 9352312.

O.H.A.S.: OFFALY HISTORY JOURNAL 8:  Launch, Thurs 25, 8pm, OHAS, Bury Quay.

alt TULLAMORE AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY: present "Summer Shorts" an evening of short plays and monologues in Hugh Lynch's  Wed 24, Thu 25 & Fri 26 June at 8.30pm. Adm €8 (Students  & Seniors €5.00) 

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