23 May 2017
Father,We praise You for Your Son Jesus,   
Who knew the happiness of family and friends,    
And in the love of Your Holy Spirit.    
Blessed are you for ever and ever. Amen

 Parish Debt

PARISH DEBT BELOW ONE MILLION EURO
We have been making good progress in reducing the parish debt.  At the beginning of 2015 the finance committee set a target to have the debt to below 1 Million euro.  We are glad to report that this has been achieved and the debt is now €973,805. This is a great achievement and has been the result of the generosity of so many people and prudent management of parish expenses.  We acknowledge the great work of the fund raising committee and the support they have received.  We have received generous donations from parishioners and the real key is the ongoing weekly contributions of parishioners in the plate and envelope collections. These collections are the bread and butter of the parish finances. Our thanks to everyone who is contributing.
YOUTH NEWS
Annual trip to Ovoca Manor, Co Wicklow takes place from 14th to 16th February.  This adventure retreat is for secondary school students and costs €80 including travel costs.  Please contact Annette, 0860583809, as soon as possible if interested.
CHORAL CONCERT 
Tullamore Social Services Ltd., produced a very successful Choral Concert in the Church of the Assumption on Fri. 15th. featuring a wide variety of local choirs. The large attendance was treated to a feast of beautiful choral singing. <Click Here> for photographs.
2016 - THE YEAR TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! 
If It has always been in the back of your mind.  Sometimes you have felt it strongly, other times it has been barely noticeable.  Or maybe it is something completely new in your life.  Now is the time for you to address it - your vocation to the priesthood. <Read More>
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. 
POLSKA MASS 
Święta Ofiara Mszy jest obchodzony w języku polskim 2.30pm w kościele Wniebowzięcia NMP na 4. niedzielę każdego miesiąca .
BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 20th, Sat 27th Feb & Sun 6th Mar in Tullamore; Sun 13th Mar in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 17th. Feb.  
To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
PILGRIMAGES 2016:
1. The Medjugorje  Pilgrimage will be from 14th. to 21 Sept.  Ph Pat 0863192399 for details.

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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION: There will be a meeting for all parents of children for First Communion and Confirmation in 2016, on Monday 1st Feb at 7.30pm in Tullamore Church.
NIGHT FEVER:The hour of prayer for the success of ‘Nightfever’ will take place on Wednesday 27th at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre.  The next ‘Nightfever’ event will take place on Saturday 20th February. 

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WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016
gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis, will be held in Poland in July 2016.If you believe the legends, Kraków was founded on the defeat of a dragon, and it’s true a mythical atmosphere permeates its attractive streets and squares. Learn more about this fascinating city.
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