19 August 2017

Almighty God, You gave a humble Virgin the privilege of being mother of your Son,
And crowned her with the glory of heaven. May the prayers of the Virgin Mary
Bring us to the salvation of Christ and raise us up to eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns
With you and the Holy Spirit,one God, forever and ever. Amen. 

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MONTHS MEMORIES FOR FR WILLIE CLEARY & FR JOHN BROGAN

Fr Willie’s Months Memory will take place in Mornington Church on Friday 21st August at 8 pm.   
Fr John Brogan’s will take place in Kilskyre Church on Friday 21st August at 7.30pm.

PARISH DEBT PROGRESS REPORT
The Parish Debt is currently €1,091,680.  During the past six months we have made steady progress in dealing with the debt.  We still have a substantial mountain to climb but we are getting there.  Many thanks to our parishioners and others who have made this possible.  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.  Please continue to support our Parish Envelope and Plate collections, every contribution matters.  Thank you. 

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION 
Saturday, 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption.  Masses are as follows:  Tullamore Vigil (Friday) 6.30pm; 10.00am & 1.10pm.  

YOUTH 2000 
What is Youth 2000? Youth 2000 is an international movement of young people called to spread the Good News of the Catholic faith and share this experience with other young people. We have around 40 weekly prayer groups around the country, 16 to 18 weekend retreats throughout the year, a summer festival, an annual ball and various other social events - all organised by young people, for young people.

CEMETERY SUNDAY IN CLONMINCH is on Sunday, 16th, at 1.00pm.  This is an important day in our Parish, as we remember our dead and their families.  There will be no 1.00pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption. We ask all families to continue removing waste material from their graves and we acknowledge the efforts that people have been making in maintaining them and keeping the cemetery tidy.

Ministers of Holy Communion needed for cemetery Mass.  Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

We appeal to all parishioners and visitors coming to our cemeteries to be vigilant and not to leave any valuables in their cars.

PILGRIMAGES 
1. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Sun 9th. Aug, bus leaves Tullamore @ 9.30am returns at 5.45pm, €10 per person ph P.J. 087 6386270 or 057 9321836.
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. 22nd. August and Sun 6th. Sept. in Tullamore.  There are no baptisms in Durrow in Sept.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 19th. Aug. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm..
Please note that there will be no baptisms on Saturday 15th. August in Tullamore or on Sunday 13th. September in Durrow.

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ROSARY:  Thurs 13, 8.15pm, Alfie Lambe’s House, Arden Rd.  All welcome.

PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tues 11, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

CHANCERY PARK RESIDENTS’ ASSOC:  Fun Day & BBQ, Sat 15, Maunsells, 9pm.  Music & spot prizes.  Adm €5.  All welcome.

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The R.S.A. ‘Check it Fits’ Service which is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s, and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car, will be at The Bridge Shopping Centre, Tullamore, Wednesday 19th August 10.00am – 5.30pm

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