10 December 2018
Father in Heaven, ever-living source of all that is good, 
Keep me faithful in serving You. Help me to drink of Christ's Truth,
And fill my heart with His Love so that I may serve You 
In faith and love and reach eternal life. Amen

GDPR

DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS 

Strong new data protection laws aimed at protecting the personal information of 500 million people across the EU come into effect from 25th. May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation will give new rights to consumers and put extra responsibilities on organisations that gather, process and store personal data. In compliance with these regulations Tullamore Parish has prepared a new Data Protection Policy. There is a permanent link to it (GDPR Policy) on the menu at the left hand side of our web pages.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the children from St. Joseph's who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday. We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

Tullamore Parish Annual Corpus Christi Procession takes place after 6.30pm Mass on Saturday June 2nd. This year marks our 91st procession through the town. Weather permitting the procession will exit the main door of the Church on to Store Street, passing through Harbour Street, on to Daingean Road and end with Benediction in Whitehall Estate. A mini bus will be available to bring elderly people back to the Church to collect cars after Benediction. All parishoners and Parish groups are encouraged to get involved and attend this lovely public celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

JPPC BINGO 

Our Junior Parish Pastoral Council will arrange Senior Citizens Bingo after 10:00am Mass on Friday June 8th,in the Parish Centre.  All welcome. 

DURROW PATTERN DAY

The annual event will take place on Saturday next. Highlights of the day will include First Holy Communion Mass, Procession to the well and athletic events in the Sports Field (weather permitting). Full details will be published shortly.

ACCORD RECRUITING

Accord Tullamore are currently recruiting for Certificate in Counselling training programme. Further info available: www.accord.ie; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 0579341831.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 23rd. June & Sun. 1st. July in Tullamore & Sun. 8th. July in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 20th. June.  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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FIRST FRIDAY/SATURDAY:
Devotions (To the United heartys of Jesus and Mary) on Fri. 1st. in the Parish Centre. Rosary 6.15pm, Mass 7:00pm. 

FIRST SATURDAY IN HONOUR OF OUR BLESSED LADY:  
St. Ronan’s Parish Church Taughmaconnell, Sat 2nd. at 2:00pm. Enquiries: Kathleen/Paul 0877828283

THE HERITAGE OF DURROW:
By Helen Bracken. Talk deferred until Heritage Week (18 - 26th. August)

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CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Due to limited space in Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue in the Presbyterian Church hall every Wed. at 7:45 pm. 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 . 
LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12th. to 17th. Sept. Hospital pilgrims should contact A. Boland 0877914828.
HOLYLAND PILGRIMAGE
4th. June for 8 nights. Cost €1649pp. Details from Travalue.ie or Locall 1890289255, 046906860.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. [Marcus Aurelius]