23 November 2017

Lord God, grant that if I may be complaining of what Providence has not sent me, 
I may not be neglecting what Providence has given me. 
May I not pause too long over what I have done, or over what I might have done, 
But may I be appreciative of what thou dost expect of me and endeavour to accomplish it. Amen.

 Kilroys

THE VATICAN ON TERRORIST ATTACKS
In these sad days, in which murderous violence has reared its insane, horrible head, many wonder how to respond. <Read on...>

INVITATION TO PRAY
Lectio Divina means divine reading and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. <Read on...>

ARTS CENTRE FOR TULLAMORE
The board of Tullamore Arts Centre announced that it has agreed to purchase the former Kilroys shop on High St., Tullamore and develop it as as arts centre for the town.   

THE NAVIGATIO PROGRAMME
The Navigatio Programme is a discernment programme for men considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Diocese of Meath.  The next meeting takes place in St Mary's Church, Navan (St Anne's Chapel; entrance on Trimgate St. side) next Sunday 29th at 4.00pm.  The theme of this programme is 'putting out into the deep', exploring the plan God has for us in life.  If you ever considered a vocation to the priesthood and would like more information, or if you would like to come along contact Fr Joe 086-6035606 or Fr Shane 087 9774896.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
The young people of our parish are organising “The Spirit of Christmas” next weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, to help raise funds for Parish Youth Programmes.  It will take place after all Masses in the Day Chapel.  We would be very grateful for any donations of cakes, buns etc, which can be left into the Parish Centre on Friday 27th.

VOTING REGISTER
Are you registered to vote? Check the Draft Register of Electors by Wed 25.  On display at Co Council offices, Garda Stations, Libraries & Post Offices or www.checktheregister.ie

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. 19th. Dec. & Sat. 16th. Jan. in Tullamore; Sun 27th. Dec. & Sun. 10th. Jan. in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 16th. Dec.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.00p.m.

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NIGHT FEVER: Prayer for next Night Fever event will be on Wednesday 25th from 8.00-9.00pm in the Parish Centre.

KNOCK: Night Vigil from Tullamore, 7 Dec, 7.30pm.  Ph 08/63344722.

FR RAY KELLY & GUESTS: concert, 1 Dec, Bridge House, 8pm.  Proceeds to Midlands Palliative Care Services & St Brigids Church of Ireland, Clara.Adm €15.Ph 0879334519

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