25 September 2018
Dear Lord God, how I thank You for my parents Who have been such a wonderful support 
to me throughout the whole my life. They taught me of You from being a child 
and I cannot thank You enough for placing me in a family that knows and loves You.  Amen.
 Age Friendly

OFFALY AGE FRIENDLY STRATEGY LAUNCHED 

A successful Age Friendly County Programme works to create the kinds of communities in which older people live autonomous, independent and valued lives. Positive health and wellbeing as we age is fundamental to our vision for Offaly. A great deal of the Offaly Age Friendly County Programme will also focus on actions and developments in other areas; in creating walkable, attractive and accessible communities and age-friendly spaces, and by introducing actions to address participation and inequality. People of all ages across Offaly will be supported to enjoy healthier, more active and connected lives. The Offaly Age Friendly Alliance recently launched a strategy to help achieve those aims.    <Click Here>  for nore details.

SUMMER ORGAN SERIES 

The 20th. annual "Summer Organ Series" continues on Tuesday 10th. July in the Church of the Assumption -  <Click Here>  for full details.

YOUTH 2000

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival for young people aged 16 to 35 years will take place in Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary, from Thurs. 16th. to Sun. 19th. Aug.  More details & to book: www.youth2000.ie

CEMETERY MASSES 

The annual celebration of Mass in local cemeteries will be on the following days:
Clonminch: Sun. 19th. Aug. at 1:00 p.m.
Durrow: Sun. 9th. Sept. at 11:30 a.m.

COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES TO SPEAK AT MASS 

Fathers Oliver McCrossan & Bernie Steed will visit Tullamore parish on Sat. 14th. & Sun. 15th. July and speak at all masses. You can subscribe to "The Far East" magazine; make a donation at mass or on: www.columbans.ie

W.M.O.F.  EVENTS 

Admission to the 3 main events featuring the visit of Pope Francis to the W.M.O.F. 2018 is by ticket only in order to comply with moden safety regulations. If you would like to attend any of these events you can get full information on how to apply for tickets here.

CHY-4 CERTS

All parishioners who donated €250 or more to the parish in 2017 have been sent a CHY4 cert.  When you sign, fill in PPS no and return them to us we will be able to seek a tax refund of approximately 45% of the total donated.  Thank you to all who have signed and returned their certs and we would appeal to all parishioners to return them as soon as possible.  

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 21st. & Sat. 28th. July & Sun. 5th. Aug. in Tullamore & Sun. 12th. Aug. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 18th. July  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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FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: AGE ACTION will provide free one-to-one computer classes for older people starting Sept. To book Ph: 014756989 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PRAYER AND REFLECTION:  Young adults (Ages 18-45) are invited to a weekend of Prayer & Reflection, Fri 20th. – Sun 22nd, at St. Columban's, Dalgan Park Navan. More details ph: Sr. Una 0906481666

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YOUTH 2000
Youth 2000 is a Catholic youth organisation that organises lively faith festivals, retreats, prayer groups and other events for young people aged 16-35 across the island of Ireland. We invite you to come along to one of our upcoming events and experience something truly life changing.  Sign up to our monthly e-bulletin to stay connected.

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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.
PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:
Led by Fr. Frank Guinan & Fr. Michael O’Meara, P.P Kinnitty. Sept 24 - 28. Cost €559. For more details ph: Fr. Guinan 0579321892/Fr. O’Meara 0579137021.
GLENDALOUGH ONE DAY PILGRIMAGE:
Ark of Divine Mercy, Athlone one day Pilgrimage with Fr Thady Doyle to God's Cottage Glendalough on Sat. 28th. July. Bus from Moate/ Kilbeggan 8:00 a.m. Details from Kathleen/Paul: 0877828283.
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years. [Ausonius]

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