16 December 2017

Lord, you created me to live in freedom.    
May your Holy Spirit guide me to follow you freely.      
Instil in my heart a desire      
To know and love you more each day.  Amen.

 
Andy Ash

DURROW PATTERN THURSDAY 9TH JUNE 
10.00 a.m. First Holy Communion Mass.     
12.00 p.m. Concelebrated Mass followed by Procession to the Well and High Cross.     
04.00 p.m. Sports in Durrow G.A.A. field (weather permitting).  Raffle tickets for Durrow Pattern on sale.     
09.15 p.m. Cards in Durrow Hall.  Draw will also take place. All are welcome.
BANK HOLIDAY MASS
There will be no 7.45 a.m. Mass on Bank Holiday Monday.
FIRST NATIONAL CHURCH COLLECTION 
(FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES) 
The First National Church collection for the support of the World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place this weekend, 4/5TH. June.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
€œLIFE IN THE SPIRIT€ SEMINARS so far have been very well attended by enthusiastic congregations and continue in the Day Chapel at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesdays with the following Guest speakers:

Wed. 8th. June:   Fr. John Nally - Transformation In Christ

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to the children from The Parish School who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.  

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BOOK LAUNCH

This week two local girls published their first ever G.A.A. themed book for children "Andy Ash". The story was written by Julianne McKeigue and illustrated by Laura Guinan. The book was launched to a great reception by Offaly star Johnny Dooley at Ryans Bookshop on High Street and we are delighted to bring you some photos from the event.
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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 18th, Sat 25th, June, Sun 3rd, & Sat. 16th.July Tullamore & Sun 10th. July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 15th June.
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. PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary)Deposit¬100 must be paid before the 6TH MAY THIS YEAR, to secure a place for the special year 2017. Ph 090 6482228.

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PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass on Tues 7th, at 7.30 p.m, Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

LIVING LINKS: Coffee morning, Tues 7, Parish Centre, 10.30 a.m.

COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS:Cafe4U, Bridge Centre, Sat 11th,at 10.45 a.m.

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THE "ANDY ASH" SITE
Andy Ash loves nothing more than playing hurling with his Under 10 team. He's a very good hurler too, but there's one thing he's not so good at and that's losing. In this humorous rhyming tale, Andy learns that there's more to sport than winning at all costs and that sometimes you have to learn how to lose to become a star. More

 

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