21 July 2017

Dear Father in heaven, open our hearts to see what is good in our lives.
May the light in our hearts shine clearly so that we see, recognize, and live
In accordance with what comes from eternity and belongs to our true nature,
Brought to us through Christ, our Lord. Amen. Amen.

 Mission

PARISH MISSION:  
Our mission in honour of St. Therese will be conducted from Monday 21st. to Saturday 26th. of Sept. at 10.00 a.m.and 7.30 p.m. daily.
The theme for the week is "PLACES OF PILGRIMAGE – OUR JOURNEY OF FAITH" and will focus on:
Monday:     Lough Derg – Prayer & Penance - Fr Owen McEneaney, the Prior of St Patrick's Purgatory
Tuesday:      Knock – The Shrine of the Lamb - Fr Richard Gibbons, PP of Knock
Wednesday: Rome – City of Peter & Paul
Thursday:     Lourdes – a Mother’s Care
Friday:    Jerusalem – The City of our Salvation
Saturday:     Santiago de Compostela – The Walk of Faith

WALKING WITH THE REFUGEES: 
On Saturday 26th. Sept. at 4.30 p.m. beginning at the site of the old church, Axis business Park, Clara Rd (where the Easter Dawn Mass is celebrated) We will have a solidarity walk to highlight the refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world, concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.30 p.m.

DURROW CEMETERY COMMITTEE
would like to thank all those who contributed to the collection taken up last Sunday during the blessing of the graves.  The amount collected was €3641.61.  They also thank those who help keep the cemetery maintained so well.

NEW ALPHA SERIES: 
Pope Francis invites us to encounter the person of Jesus Christ.    But what does that mean?  How can we encounter him?  Would you like to explore these questions?  The new Alpha series is an opportunity to do this in a relaxed and informal setting.  The first session starts on Monday 28th in the Day Chapel of the Church of the Assumption at 8.00pm.  It begins with a talk entitled “Who is Jesus?” 

SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  Wed 14 Oct for 9 nights, cost €619, contact James 086 7252528.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Rosary Sunday 4th Oct.  Bus from Tullamore, 9.30am; returning 5.45pm.  Fare €12.  Ph Ph 0876386270/0579321836

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. 

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th. Oct. & Sun. 1st. Nov. in Tullamore & Sunday 8th. Nov. in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 21st. Oct.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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ST PIO’S FEAST DAY MASS Wed 23rd. at 7.30 p.m. St Mary’s Church, Edenderry.  St Pio’s glove available for blessing after Mass.
HEALING MASS OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD: Ark Centre, 23 Mitchell Tce, Athlone, Fri 25th. at 7.30 p.m. Details from Kathleen or Paul 087 7828283.
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Knock Shrine, Sat 26/Sun 27 – Marriage & Family; Eucharistic Adoration; Consecrated Life; Children’s Adoration.

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