22 January 2018
O God, out of Your love for us you sent your dearly beloved Son to become man. 
You willed that He be born in a humble stable in order to give us an example of humility. 
We pray You now to bless this crib, a representation of the scene of His birth; 
May it draw us closer to Him
. Amen.

 
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CHRISTMAS IN TULLAMORE PARISH 2017
  

Saturday 23rd. Dec - CONFESSIONS.

Saturday 23rd. Dec. - Tullamore Mass:10.00am. and Confessions 12noon until 5.30pm

Sunday 24th. Dec. - CHRISTMAS EVE

Mass in Tullamore: Sat Vigil 6.30pm, Sun 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.

Durrow: 11.30am          Hospital: 9.00am. 

Vigil Masses: Tullamore 6.30pm & 9.00pm          Durrow: Midnight. 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Mass in Tullamore: 8.30am, 10.00am (family Mass), 11.30am, 1.00pm.

Durrow: 11.30am          Hospital: 9.00am.           Riada House: 10.00am.

Polish Mass: Tullamore 2.30pm

Tuesday 26th. Dec. - ST. STEPHEN’S DAY

Mass in Tullamore: 11.00am.

Wednesday 27th. to Saturday 30th. Dec. 

Mass in Tullamore: 10.00am. 

Sunday 31st. Dec. - FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY 

Mass in Tullamore: Sat Vigil 6.30pm, Sun 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.

Durrow: 11.30am           Hospital: 9.00am.

Monday 1st. Jan. 2018 

Peace Mass 10.00am.           Polish Mass: Tullamore 2.30pm

THE PARISH CENTRE

The Parish Centre will will reopen on Tuesday 2nd. January. During the Christmas Season there will be a reception service from the Parochial House to see a priest.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 20th. & Sat. 27th. Jan. & Sun. 4th. Feb. in Tullamore and Sun. 11th. Feb. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 17th. Jan.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE - THANKS: The parish wishes to thank everyone who participated in and supported our Carol Service in December.  The amount raised was €7,540 which will go directly towards the continued reduction of our parish debt.
Tullamore Community Radio has recently announced that a recording of the service will be their very first broadcast programme. Here is the announcement: 
"This Christmas Eve at 2.00pm and again on Christmas morning at 11.00am. Our first online broadcast will be a recording of the recent carol service sung by our local schools in Tullamore church," said Station Manager, Tommy McCabe. He added "I'm proud to bring this as our very first programme which will give all the children and their families at home and abroad a chance to celebrate in a festive feature on their own community station." The programme can be heard by logging onto www.tullamorecommunityradio.com or by finding us on Facebook/Tullamore Community Radio. 
Chairman Liam Dumpleton wants to wish "on behalf of all the team here, a happy Christmas to everyone."


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THE POPE'S CHRISTMAS ADDRESS

"Reforming Rome is like cleaning the Egyptian sphinxes with a toothbrush," Francis told the cardinals, bishops and priests who work for him on Thursday. "You need patience, dedication and delicacy."

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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.
ROSARY
In The Church Of The Assumption every Saturday after 6:30 pm. mass for evangelisation of our country. 
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 . 
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. [Thomas S. Monson]

Perpetual Adoration
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