20 August 2017
Guide me Lord, you are my heart you are my strength, 
You are my hope. Teach me Lord, and guide my way 
I love you more each passing day. .  Amen.

 
Golf Classic

GOLF CLASSIC 
Once again this year the fund-raising Parish Golf Classic proved to be a very enjoyable and succesful event. The organising committee extends sincere thanks to the sponsors, organisers and participants. <Click Here> for photographs and further information.
ORGAN RECITALS
This year marks the 18th year of the summer series of Organ Concerts which has now gained a firm place in the national summer cultural calendar.
The concerts centre on the wonderful Danish-built Frobenius organ in the Church of the Assumption in Tullamore, one of the largest and best pipe organs in the country.
The artistic director is Professor Gerard Gillen and the first concert on Tuesday, 5 July, features the renowned Flemish organist Jan Vermeire in his debut recital in Ireland.
He will share the evening with the prize-winning Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music, Tullamore, under the direction of Ciaran Brady, who will give us some spectacular examples of their choral virtuoso before head¬ing off to Germany where they will represent the country in a prestigious competitive choral festival.
The second concert on Tuesday 12 July, will be given by Shane Brennan, Arts Education Officer for the Midlands and a concert organist of distinction who held previous positions as Director of the Schola Cantorum of St Finian's College Mullingar, and Organist and Director of Music in Mullingar Cathedral.
Shane last played in this series in 2001 and Prof Gillen said it will be a pleasure to welcome him back to Tullamore.
The third concert on Tuesday, 19 July, features Portlaoise-born organist Charles Marshall with talented 13-year-old local violinist Ellen Reilly and her teacher, the American-born cellist now resident in Tullamore, Adele O'Dwyer.
The final concert on Tuesday, 26 July, features one of the Germany's leading organists Rolf Henry Kunz, from Frankfurt-am-Main, who will introduce the audience to the music, old and new, from the land of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The concerts are supported by Offaly County Council, The Tullamore Court Hotel and the Trench Trust.
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 Sun. 7th. Aug. in Tullamore & Sun 14th. Aug. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 20th July.
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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CLONMINCH CEMETERY MASS:  Cemetery Day Mass In Clonminch is Sunday 21st Aug at 1.00pm.

DURROW CEMETERY MASS: Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.  in Durrow on Sunday 11th Sept.

LIVING LINKS:  Coffee morning, Tues 5, 10.30am, Parish Centre.

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IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION BOARD
The Blood Transfusion Service requires about 3000 units of blood each week. The next local mobile clinic will be at the Tullamore Court Hotel Mon. 4th. to Wed. 6th. from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. "Help us to help others" 

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