23 July 2018
All powerful and ever living God, we find security in Your forgiveness.
Give us fine weather we pray, so that we may rejoice in Your gifts 

Of kindness and use them always for Your glory and our good. Amen

Offaly Man 2017

OFFALY PERSON OF THE YEAR 2017

The re-building of the parish Church of the Assumption was just one in the long list of achievements in the lifee of John Flanagan Sen. who was celebrated as "Offaly Person Of The Year - 2017 last weekend. The award was presented by Mr. Liam Fleury, chairman of the Offaly Association, Dublin. <<Click Here>> for pictures.

W.M.O.F.

Preparations have been underway for WMOF2018 since Pope Francis announced Dublin, Ireland as the venue for the 9th World Meeting of Families at the close of WMOF2015 in Philadelphia, USA. The World Meeting of Families, held every three years in a different country worldwide, is one of the biggest events of the Catholic Church.
Admission to the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August and the Final Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August is free, but ticketed. <<Click Here>> for more information on how to book tickets.

FAMILY DAY AT CLONFERT

Sunday 22nd April 2018, celebrates "Family Day" at Emmanuel House Clonfert. From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. we will have a time away for couples from the busyness of life. To book a place please contact Mary Kelly on: 087 9101451 or alternatively you can phone Emmanuel House on 057 9251552 ext. 3
To read More about events for Family Day and view the full programme for the month of May <<Click Here>>.

DIOCESE OF MEATH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

This pilgrimage will be 12-17th. September led by Bishop Smith. The first Meath Pilgrimage was travelled in 1948 and this year marks 70 years of our Diocese travelling with sick and volunteer helpers to Lourdes. 
This is also a special year in Lourdes itself, the apparitions of our Lady to St. Bernadette began on 11 Feb 1848, 160 years ago. 
Our Diocesan pilgrimage is always a special time when people from all over the diocese, sick and healthy, travel together to be inspired and blessed by the healing presence of God through the intercession of our Blessed Mother.
The pilgrimage fare inclusive of return flights and transfers, 5 nights full board, taxes and insurance is €749 for hotel pilgrims. To book contact:- Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300. 

VOCATIONS SUNDAY

Next Sunday (22nd. April) is a day of prayer for vocations. A special collection will be taken up at all Masses for Vocations in the Diocese. 

ROSARY FOR LIFE

The Rosary for life is offered every Monday evening at 6.30pm for the preservation of the 8th Amendment. Please join your prayers with this intention.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 28th. Apr. & Sun. 06th. May in Tullamore & Sun. 13th. May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 18th. April.  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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TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS Weekly Clean Ups:
Wednesdays at Kilbride Park 7.15pm. All welcome.

C.N.G PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: 
Sat. 5th. May. All Welcome. Contact A. Boland 0877914828.

TABLE QUIZ: 
Colaiste Choilm Parents Association table quiz on Thurs. 19th. at 8pm in the school gym. 

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Our Lady of Clonfert 

The Clonfert Madonna or more commonly known, ‘Our Lady of Clonfert’, is to be found in the little Catholic church of Clonfert. It is likely to have originated from one of the religious houses attached to the monastic township of Clonfert, either the Cathedral, Abbey or Nunnery. 

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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 . 
HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE
4th. June for 8 nights. Cost €1649pp. Details from Travalue.ie or Locall 1890289255, 046906860.
Paths with no obstacles don't lead anywhere

Perpetual Adoration
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