18 October 2017

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born 
Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. 
In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
Through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.


Reconciliation

RECONCILATION DAY IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS 
Reconciliation Day will be on Tuesday 20th in Tullamore Church.  Mass followed by Confessions at 7:45 a.m, 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.  There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a priest available for Confessions throughout the day.
CHRISTMAS IN TULLAMORE PARISH
<Click Here> for a full listing of all masses from 18th. Dec. to 1st. Jan. 2017
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS AT THE PARISH CENTRE
The Parish Centre will close on the evening of Friday 23rd and reopen on Tuesday 3rd Jan.  There will be a reception service from the Parochial House to see a Priest.
BULLETINS FOR CHRISTMAS 
There will be a normal Bulletin on Christmas Day, ie community notices etc.  Please get notices in early!!  There will be no Community Notices on New Year’s Day Bulletin. 
EVENING PRAYER 
Evening prayer concludes this (Sunday 18th.) evening at 5.30pm.  All are welcome.
PILGRIMAGES
The Tullamore Parish PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA will be for 7 nights from 8th. June 2017 with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie. Further information available from Pat Kidney 0863192399 or P.J. Smith 0868796190
A PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND led by Fr Gerry MacCormack PP Kingscourt, is scheduled for 18-26 April. 2017 
Ph Kingscourt Parish 0429667314.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The group meets in the Presbyterian Church, High St., every Wednesday evening at 7:45 p.m. since July 20th. All Welcome.
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. 21st. & Sat. 28th. Jan. & Sun. 5th. Feb. in Tullamore & Sun. 12th. Feb. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 18th. Jan.
To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
diarydates FRIENDS OF TULLAMORE HOSPITAL:  Church gate collection before all masses on 24th. and 25th. Dec.  Please support.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:Patient moving & handling training, 6th.  Jan. For more information contact 0579322920


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CHRISTMAS IN THE VATICAN
Pope Francis will give his Christmas blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at noon December 25 from the central balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square. Then on December 31 in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope will preside over evening prayer and the singing of the “Te Deum” in thanksgiving for the year that is ending.

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