23 November 2017
Lord God, may we be grateful for our lot, and compassionate toward all those who are suffering 
every kind of distress at this difficult time. May we hold back nothing, 
and hasten to be the ministers of prayer and mercy, like the disciples of Him 
who went about doing good in times of need..  Amen.

 
Padre Pio

Final push for Entente Florale
Residents and businesses are being invited to be part of "Team Tullamore" as we make a final push to get the town in tip top shape for the visit by Entente Florale judges on 13th July. Every little bit of help can make a difference.  Click for more details

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 heading 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 086 319 2399 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, 01 8783111 or www.maptravel.ie

4. PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA Tubber Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima. 11-18 Sept. Contact Ann 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.

Public Rosary. Alfie Lambe House. Wed 13th July at 8pm. 

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PADRE PIO WEBSITE

Padre Pio used to say, €œUnite yourself to my prayers.  Here you will find the Prayers of Padre Pio, including the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which he prayed every day. You can also pray the Divine Office .. click below for more details.

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