21 July 2017
Lord Jesus Christ, deliver me from all my sins and from every evil. 
Make me ever keep Your commandments 
And never allow me to be separated from You.Amen.

 
Academy Choir

TULLAMORE ACADEMY CHOIR TO PERFORM IN GERMANY
Tullamore Academy Choir is one of only six choirs from around the world to have been chosen to represent their country in the four-day interna-tional choral contest in the small town of Elsenfeld, Germany. This is the first time ever for an Irish choir to take part in the competition and Tullamore Parish wishes them the very best of luck.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
This is the text of a letter to the Editor, Tullamore Tribune, published earlier this week:

Dear Editor, Tullamore Church of the Assumption has to be one of the finest churches in the county, if not the country. Its interior is a wonder of joinery and craftsmanship, with all of the magnificence and without the opulence. The intricate, yet solid, arches recurringly branch-ing into three, always reminds me of the presence of the Blessed Trinity. To the left of the altar is a baptismal font. It is the provenance of this font that I would like to know more about. Is it correct that it was donated to the church by Lynally Anglican Church of Ireland? Do any of your readers know when this took place? If this did happen, this was surely a wonderful ecumenical gesture. Shouldn't there be a plaque to commemorate this occur¬rence between churches? There is the possibility that there is a plaque or a record of this already in the church that I have over-looked. 
Yours etc, Wesley J. Beck, Limerick Street, Roscrea.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The newly formed Tullamore Charismatic Prayer Group will meet in the Presbyterian Church, High St., every Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. starting July 20th. All Welcome.
(See more information on Charismatic Renewal further down this page)

ORGAN RECITALS
With 2 successful performances already complete, the third concert on Tuesday, 19th. 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, 26th. 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.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC.: Meet every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Centre. All Welcome

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CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL
Describing God’s activity is a hard thing to do. The grace of God through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) has impacted the lives of millions of people throughout the world over the past 50 years, and every individual would express that experience in her or his own unique way.

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