23 July 2018
As we prepare for worship, God bring us to the mountain top; 
Bring us to the mountain top so that we may be inspired
To do your work in the valley below.  Amen.

 
Transfiguration

  

BEING TRANSFIGURED
From the event of the Transfiguration I would like to take two significant elements that can be summed up in two words: ascent and descent. We all need to go apart, to ascend the mountain in a space of silence, to find ourselves and better perceive the voice of the Lord. This we do in prayer. But we cannot stay there! Encounter with God in prayer inspires us anew to ‘descend the mountain’ and return to the plain where we meet many brothers and sisters weighed down by fatigue, sickness, injustice, ignorance, poverty both material and spiritual. To these brothers and sisters in difficulty, we are called t bear the fruit of the experience with God by sharing the grace we have received.
                                                                                           (Pope Francis)

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION 
Ministers of Holy Communion wanted for Cemetery Sunday, August 20th.
Names can be left into the Sacristy.

LOUGH DERG 2017: 
You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to & including Sunday 13th August. Booking not necessary. Further info regarding public transport contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    www.loughderg.org  

TULLAMORE LIBRARY
* Be a Summer Star, join the reading adventure over summer with lots of goodies along the way.

* Creative Writing Workshop with Pauline McNamee for 8 - 10yrs, Aug 8 - 10th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enquiries at library for more info.
* COMPUTER CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS: Tullamore Library Thursdays 11am-1pm.  The next six week course starts 17th August.  Booking essential 057 9346832.

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 26th. Aug. & Sun 3rd Sept in Tullamore.  There is no baptism in Durrow in August. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 16th Aug.. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.
No Baptisms in Durrow Sun 10th Sept & Sat 16th Sept Tullamore.

diarydates

ST PIO MASS: on Tues 8, Church of the Assumption, 7.30pm.  All are welcome.
IRISH SOCIETY FOR AUTISM: are holding their annual church gate collection on the weekend of 12th & 13th Aug.
MIDLANDS SIMON COMMUNITY: Gala variety night with album launch by Matt McCormack, Town House, Wed 23, 7pm.Proceeds in aid of Midlands Simon Community. Adm €10


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MIDLANDS SIMON COMMUNITY - WHO WE ARE
Midlands Simon Community began in 2004 when a group of volunteers from across the Midlands Region came together & formed the Community. Midlands Simon was established to support individuals, couples & families who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness throughout the Midlands Counties of Laois, Longford, Offaly & Westmeath.

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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
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 . 
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. [Bertrand Russell]

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