20 October 2018
All-powerful, eternal God, You have chosen to give mankind a model of humility;
Our Saviour took on our flesh, and subjected Himself to the cross. Grant us the grace to
Preserve faithfully the lessons He has given us in His passion and to have a share in
His resurrection. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
 

Pat Smullen
  
OFFALY PERSON OF THE YEAR 2016
The Rhode native and multi-award winning jockey, Pat Smullen, was honoured as "Offaly Person Of The Year 2016" at a gala reception in Tullamore last week. To see some video coverage from the presentation  <Click Here> or follow the links in our Video Library further down.

FULL OUTLINE OF EASTER CEREMONIES FOR 2017
Easter is the most joyous and busiest season of the liturgical year.
Over the next week or so we will have  a range of ceremonies and activities to commemorate and celebrate Easter. <Click Here> for the complete timetable.

HOLY THURSDAY    The washing of the feet is a very important part of the Holy Week clebrations. It takes place during the Holy Thursday Mass at 7.30pm. We need twelve people for this celebration. If you would be willing to participate in the washing of the feet please leave your name in the sacristy.

DAY OF RECONCILIATION
Two of the Sacraments celebrate healing – Holy Anointing and Confession.  One is for the body the other for the soul.  On Monday of Holy Week, 10th April, both sacraments will be celebrated: the Sacrament of the Sick will be offered during Mass for Healing at 2.00pm.  

EASTER TRIDUUM CEREMONIES
Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2:30 pm Riada House; 4:00 pm Hospital; 7:00 pm Durrow, 7:30 pm Tullamore.
Good Friday:  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm Tullamore & Riada House; 4:00 pm Hospital; 7:00 pm Durrow; 7:30pm, Tullamore.
Holy Saturday: Solemn Easter Vigil 9:00 pm, Tullamore.
Easter Sunday:  6:00 am Dawn Mass in Axis Business Park, site of old Church.  Rest of Sunday Masses as normal.

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 20th, Sat 27th May & Sat 17th June in Tullamore and Sun 11th June in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for this date is on Wed 17th. May. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.
FOR CHILDREN BAPTISED IN 2016
We invite parents and their children to the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday 16th at 10.00am.  We would like you to join us, to celebrate and remember your child’s baptism and entry into the Christian Community during 2016.  Please come and be part of this special occasion.

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ROSARY:  Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd, Thurs 13, 8.15pm.  All are welcome.

GOOD FRIDAY HOLY FACE PRAYER VIGIL:  O'Connor Sq, 12- 1pm, with the recitation of the Holy Face Novena and Divine Mercy chaplet.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE GOSPEL CHOIR:  Spectacular final reunion concert, Tullamore Court Hotel, Sun 23, 8pm.  Tickets €10, from hotel, or 085 1916416.  Proceeds to charity.

EASTER SUNDAY:  6.00am Dawn Mass (at site of Old Church in Axis business park)

 


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Divine Mercy Sunday  is a very special Sunday when the Divine Floodgates from Heaven are wide-opened and Jesus offers us the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment to any soul, who goes to Confession and receives Him in Holy Communion, on that day

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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.

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.
MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Smith, 12 - 17th. Sept.  Special section for sick pilgrims.  Special youth section, 18-30 years.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it To book, contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, 01-6359300.

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 . 
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. [Buddha]

Perpetual Adoration
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