09 December 2018
Dear Lord, We beseech you to instill a love of the land 
Into the hearts of our youth for their own salvation 
And that of Christian unity so that we may all share hereafter

In the same blissful life You enjoy in heaven. Amen
 Birr

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION 

Wednesday 15th. August is The Feast of the Assumption. Mass times will be as follows: Tullamore – 7:45 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 1:10 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Durrow – Vigil Mass on Tue. 14th. at 8:00 p.m.

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.

50th. BIRR VINTAGE PARADE

This year marks the 50th. celebration of "Vintage Week" in Birr. As usual the week began with a very exciting and colourful parade which was enjoyed by a crowd of approximately 10,000 people in glorious sunshine. <Click Here> for photographs OR <Click Here> for video. 

CEMETERY MASSES 

The annual celebration of Mass in local cemeteries will be on the following days:
Kilbride: Sun. 2nd. Sept. at 10:00 a.m.
Durrow: Sun. 9th. Sept. at 11:30 a.m.

CEMETERY SUNDAY IN CLONMINCH

Cemetery Sunday Mass will be celebrated next Sunday 19th at 1:00 p.m. in Clonminch. This is an important day in our Parish, as we remember our dead and their families. There will be no 1.00pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption.

 We ask all families to continue removing waste material from their graves and we acknowledge the efforts that people have been making in maintaining and keeping the cemetery tidy. The annual collection taken up at the cemetery gates will help us to maintain the cemetery to its usual high standard. Your support will be most appreciated. 

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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ROSARY: Alfie Lambe's House, Arden Rd, Mon 13th, 8:15 p.m.  All are welcome 

PADRE PIO MASS: Mon 13th. at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK: The Irish Heart Foundation's Mobile Health Unit free blood pressure check - Friday 24th. O’Connor Square, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.     

THORNSBURY ESTATE MASS: Tues. 14th. at 7:00 p.m. All Welcome.

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TULLAMORE SHOW
Save the date for the Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show, the second Sunday in August, that is Sunday, August 12th, 2018! Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show is Ireland's premier agricultural event. Every year it attracts the best cattle, sheep, and equine breeders from all over the country, alongside entrants for its other 1,000 plus competitions with a total prize-fund of €175,000. It is Ireland's largest one-day show, averaging 60,000 visitors in recent years, with 700 Trade Stands. 
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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. 
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. [B. C. Forbes]

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