09 December 2018
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart Your Son 
Who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of 
The power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world 

Which needs him so much. Be his comfort, Be his joy, be his strength, Amen.
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CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS 

The above photo includes (from left) Fr. Liam Malone, Fr. Seamus Houlihan, Fr. Patrick O'Connor and Fr. Pádraig McMahon who will be taking up new appointments in the diocese in September. Fr. Houlihan will be the new Parish Priest in Kilcormac. <Click Here> for the full list of appointments.

SPECIAL MASS COMMEMERATING WMOF2018 AND VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS 

On Tuesday, August 21st. at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special Mass celebrated in the Cathedral in Mullingar in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland. Parishioners from the surrounding parishes are invited to participate in this special event.

There will be a bus operating from the parish and anyone wishing to book a seat in this should contact the parish centre or leave their names into the sacristy.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAPAL VISIT

The parish hopes to organise buses to Knock, Croke Park and Phoenix Park.  These buses will only be organised if there is enough demand for them.  Please leave your name and phone number into the Sacristy or Parish Centre as soon as possible.

ST MARY'S YOUTH CENTRE MUSICAL 

St Mary's Youth and Community Centre has chosen the musical 'Disco Inferno' as its production in 2018. It will be staged from November 12th. to 16th, with workshops on August 14th., and 21st. at 3:00 p.m. with a further dance workshop on Saturday August 25t. at 1:00 p.m. Auditions will take place on August 27th. and August 29th. at 6:30 p.m. The cast will be primarily for post primary young people so if you are interested please contact the Centre on 05793-22963 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You can also contact the Centre via Facebook at St Mary's Youth and Community Centre.

AWARE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Aware is currently recruiting volunteers for its Support & Self Care Groups, the meeting takes place in Riada House, Community Unit, Arden Road, Puttaghan, Tullamore every Monday 7.30pm. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.  Details

AMORIS T.V. 

As part of the preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, a 6-part television series has been commissioned by the World Meeting of Families to help explore the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family.

‘A Journey through Amoris Laetitia’ features a wide variety of well-known commentators, as well as families from all walks of life and from all over the world.  Contributors include President of Caritas Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, speaker and author Jeff Cavins, Bishop Robert Barron, John and Clare Gabrowski (Pontifical Council for the Family) and Primate of all Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin. <More>

AMORIS ANIMATIONS 

As part of the preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018 a series of animations have been created to help us to reflect on the message that is in Pope Francis Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia ‘The Joy of Love’ 

These animations are available in English, Italian, Spanish and French along with subtitles in those languages. <More>

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.
Kilbride: Sun. 2nd. Sept. at 10:00 a.m.
Durrow: Sun. 9th. Sept. at 11:30 a.m.

YOUTH 2000

All 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  

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 18th., Sat. 25th. Aug. & Sat. 15th. Sept. in Tullamore & Sun. 09th. Sept. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 15th.  August  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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KILBRIDE CEMETERY ANNUAL MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES :  
Kilbride Church & Cemetery Sun. 2nd. Sept. at 10:00 a.m. Gate collection will take place to help with the cutting of grass and upkeep of the graveyard.

COFFEE MORNING: 
MIDLAND LIVING LINKS: Coffee/tea morning Tues. 7th. in The Parish Centre after 10:00 a.m. Mass. All welcome.

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50TH. BIRR VINTAGE WEEK AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events for all ages during the 50th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival.   
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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.
MEDJUGORJE GROUP PILGRIMAGE:
7 nights. Led by spiritual director, 6 - 13th. Oct. Cost: €700. For more information ph: Paul 0878375407. 
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