30 May 2017
Lord, help me to be fully alive to Your holy presence.     
Enfold me in Your love.     
Let my heart become one with Yours. Amen.

 
St Mels

SAINT MEL'S CATHEDRAL, LONGFORD
Back in 2011 when St. Mel's cathedral, Longfor lay in ruins following a fire, the people of Tullamore Parish made a generous contribution to the restoration fund. (Click Here if you would like to see a video of the presentation). Today we are delighted to bring you 2 pages of photographs from both outside and inside the beautifully rebuilt and restored cathedral. Please <Click Here> for photos.

YOUTH NEWS 
FAITHFEST youth event is on Friday 29th with registration in the Day Chapel at 6.00pm.  There will be music, workshops, food and cage soccer and will finish at 9.30pm.  Registration fee is €5 and all students from 6th class and secondary schools are welcome.  For more details go to www.jppctullamore.com.

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY 
The Pope has granted a Plenary Indulgence to all the faithful who pass through the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and in the cathedrals and churches designated throughout the world. The Holy Door is ONLY opened during special Jubilee or Holy Years. There will be a Jubilee Year Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Door, Mullingar, on Sunday April 17th. with Mass in the Cathedral at 5.00 p.m. <Read More>
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT  
 
“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS commence  on Wed. 20th. at 7.00 p.m. in the Day Chapel and continue for 7 weeks.  We will have new and interesting guest speakers weekly.
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. April and Sun. 1st. May in Tullamore and Sun. 8th. May in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 20th. April. 
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.
2. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept.  Fare €719, full board including insurance and travel taxes. To book contact: Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, tel 01-6359300.  Young people interested in helping contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
3. PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND – led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – 9th Sept, 8 nights; €1495 pps.  Contact MAP Travel, 018783111 or www.maptravel.ie

4. APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Pilgrimage to Knock Sun 24.  Full programme for all of the family, commencing 11.30am.  For local transport, ph 087616855.
5. C.N.G. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sat 7 May.  To book ph Ann 0877914828.
6. PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary)


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ST MARY’S YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTRE:  AGM, Mon 18, 7pm.  Bingo Fridays, 8.15pm sharp.
TABLE QUIZ:  Coláiste Choilm Parents' Assoc. will host a Fun Table Quiz in the school on Thurs 21st. starting at 8.00 p.m. Spot prizes and Raffle!
COMMUNITY:  WEEKLY 5K WALK Wednesday, 8.00 p.m. from Scally’s Centra.  Refreshments after - tea, water & fruit.

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"BIG MAGGIE" COMES TO TULLAMORE

Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society (T.A.D.S.) HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE has been an active group in staging a wide variety of plays in a variety ov venues around Tullamore. This year's production of "Big Maggie" a very popular play by John B. Keane will be staged in the Sacred Heart School Hall from Mon. Apr. 26th. to Fri. Apr. 29th. incl.

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