17 December 2018
We pray for the success of World Meeting of Families, 
That many may come and experience the joy of love.
We place all families in your hands,
through Christ our Lord, Amen.
 Pope and Bishop

FLOODING IN SOUTHERN INDIA 

Over the last few weeks we have been saddened by the news of severe flooding in Southern Asia.

Hundreds of people have died in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of our Indian friends here in Tullamore. Most of them are from Kerala, like our website team colleague who also worries about his friends and family back home. Unusual heavy monsoon rains have brought incessant downpours since Aug. 8th, which caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state of Kerala, and close to 200 people have perished there in the rising waters and landslides.
The International Federation of the Red Cross, working with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and the Nepal Red Cross, has launched appeals to support almost 200,000 vulnerable people with immediate relief and long-term help with water and sanitation, health and shelter across the region. 

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ALPHA IRELAND  

You are invited to the all new and updated Alpha Programme that returns to Tullamore, commencing 13th September at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.  Alpha is an exploration of our core Christian values and is both exciting and challenging to those of both deep faith and none.  So if you would like to come and watch the highly informative videos and discuss life's biggest questions or just sit back and take it all in among friends, in a warm friendly atmosphere, why not come along to opening night to see if this programme is for you and why not bring a friend.

‘Through Alpha, and the testimonies of those who participate in their sessions and groups, faith is renewed, rekindled, takes root.’   
Cardinal K. Koch Vatican 

KILBRIDE CEMETERY

The annual mass and blessing of the graves will take place in Kilbride Cemetery on Sunday 2nd September at 10.00am.  Fr. Rory O’ Brien will celebrate mass.   All are welcome.  A gate collection will take place to help with the cutting of grass and upkeep of the graveyard.

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.

HERITAGE WEEK 2018

A Wide range of events, local and national, has been arranged for "Heritage Week" 18th. to  26th. Aug. Full List on: https://www.heritageweek.ie/news/heritage-week-2018-sharing-stories or from any library.

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING FOR FARMERS

Irish Rural Link is offering Free Computer Training for Farmers, run over 4 weeks from Wed.  26th. Sept 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Tullamore Library. To book ph: Irish Rural Link 0906482744.

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 22nd. Sept. and Sun. 7th. Oct. in Tullamore & Sun. 14th. Oct. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 19th. September. 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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THE BRONTE SISTERS:  Tullamore Library celebrates the 200th. Anniversary of Emily Bronte with a lecture ‘The Bronte Sisters – No Coward Soul’  on Thurs. 30th. August. at 6:30 p.m. Booking Essential – 0579346832.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED: for referred patients attending Mater, James’s, Tallaght, Vincents & Tullamore Hospitals for chemo treatment. For details ph Laura 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website www.cancer.ie.   

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W.M.O.F. TICKET UPDATE
You will receive your tickets in time! Please be patient if you have not received your tickets for the Phoenix Park, Knock or Croke Park as they are continuing to issue. Please see below detailed information on the issuing of each of these tickets. 
Please note that we are not in a position to make changes to the sections that you have been allocated tickets for.  
There are no extra tickets being issued for any event. 
Please continue to plan to take public transport. 
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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.
MEDJUGORJE GROUP PILGRIMAGE:
7 nights. Led by spiritual director, 6 - 13th. Oct. Cost: €700. For more information ph: Paul 0878375407.