19 September 2017

God our heavenly Father, when the thought of You wakes in our hearts,
Let its awakening not be like a startled bird that flies about in fear.
Instead, let it be like a child waking from sleep with a heavenly smile.  Amen. 

 Thornsberry Mass

OPEN AIR MASS IN THORNSBERRY ESTATE (Click for more photos)

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BALLYKILMURRAY/BALLINAMERE 
COMMUNITY EVENING & BOOK LAUNCH:  Mass celebrated by Fr. Rory O’Brien, Tullamore Church 5pm followed by refreshments & book launch Esker Hills Golf Club 7pm, Sun 23, all welcome. 

KILBRIDE 
Blessing of graves at Kilbride Church and Cemetery is on Sunday  30th August at 10.00am. 

PILGRIMAGES 
1. 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 .
2. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828. 
3. SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  Wed 14 Oct for 9 nights, cost €619, contact James 086 7252528.

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 Sun 6th, Sat 19th, Sat 26th  Sept & Sun 4th Oct in Tullamore & Sun 11th  Oct  in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 16 Sept. 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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VINTAGE PARADE:  A parade of vintage modes of transport will set off from St. Catherine's Church, Hophill on Sat. 22nd. at 2.00 p.m. as part of the church's bicentenery celebrations.

CHARITY CYCLING EVENT IN RAHUGH:  on Sat 5 Sept from 7am to 7pm, ph 087 0666060 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

OFFALY SPCA’S ANNUAL DOG WALK:  Sun 30 Aug, Charleville Estate (beside Heartworks),  4pm, entry fee €5.

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National Heritage Week: 
The week August 22nd. - 30th. has been designated as "National Heritage Week. This is an opportunity to explore and celebrate our past. Click the link to find out what events are taking place in your area.

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