18 October 2017

Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good; with the comfort of warmth in our relationships;
With the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope 
That all things can be possible with Your help and guidance.  Amen

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WISHING ALL OUR PARISHIONERS A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR
On behalf of the priests of the parish ant the team I wish our parishioners every peace and blessing for the New Year.

The beatitudes offer us signs that can lead us through life with Christ at our side. We are challenged to be peacemakers. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God."

This is really a call to action to be makers of peace. Peace has to be created; it is not just the absence of violence. It requires ongoing effort and can never be taken for granted. We all have our part to play. Every act of violence and revenge and bad temper contributes to a violent world.

In this year, 2016, may we be people who make peace. May I be a person who works for peace.  May the peace of God be in my heart and may I have the strength and the courage to be a peacemaker.

Fr. Joe. 

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
Wednesday 6th, is the Feast of the Epiphany.  
Masses are as follows:  Tullamore 7.45 am, 10.00 am, 1.10 pm & 6.30 pm.  Durrow (Vigil 5th) 8.00 pm.
(Note there is no Vigil Mass on the 5th in Tullamore). 

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 Saturday 23rd. Jan. & Sunday 7th. Feb. in Tullamore Church; & Sun. 14th. Feb. in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 20th. Jan.  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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WORLD DAY OF PEACE: Mass at 10.00 a.m. New Year's Day

PARISH CENTRE CLOSED: Christmas closing at The Parish Centre will be from Christmas Eve to Mon. 4th. Jan. 2016. A reception service will operate from the parochial house for people who need a priest. 

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The Pope's Message of Forgiveness:
“If we want to move forward in faith, first of all we must receive the forgiveness of God. We must meet the Father, who is ready to forgive everything and always,” Pope Francis told a crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square before the Angelus prayers Saturday.

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