23 November 2017

Let this Christmas, O God, fill all of us with awe and wonder at how
close human life is to You. Cleanse the world of all that tarnishes 
and rejects this gift. Purify our hearts of all that fears this gift.
Let our Christmas joy be the joy of welcoming every human life!  Amen.


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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.
BULLETIN FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY
There will be no Community Notices on New Year’s Day Bulletin. 
MASS IN THE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS 
St Stephen’s Day 11:00 a.m.;  Tues. 27th. to Fri. 30th. 10:00 a.m. only.
OPERATION TRANSFORMATION
Well done and a big ‘thank you’ to all who participated in our recent fundraiser ‘Operation Transformation’.  After expenses, a total of €6000 was raised.  As a conclusion to this event, a Parish Walk will take place on Sunday 8th. Jan. at 2:00 p.m. Starting and finishing at the Parochial House, it will go via Arden Rd, Collins Lane, Clara Rd and Clontarf Rd.  Donations will go to St Vincent de Paul.  This event will be open to everyone.
CHRISTMAS CAROL FESTIVAL AMOUNT RAISED
Thank you again to all who supported our Christmas Carol Festival.  After expenses, the amount raised was €7,900 which will go directly towards reducing the parish debt.
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 1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARYFri 6th. Jan. Parish Centre, after Mass of the Epiphany in the Church.

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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