17 December 2018
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me. 
Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this year brings.
Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers. Amen

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ORDINATION OF NEW BISHOP OF MEATH

This Sunday, Sept. 2nd, Canon Thomas Deenihan will be ordained Bishop of Meath in the Cathedral in Mullingar. Canon Thomas is a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. The Bishop-elect was born in the parish of Blackpool in Cork city on 20 June 1967. 

He attended the North Monastery Christian Brothers School in the city.  After completing post-primary education, he studied in the national seminary of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Bishop-elect Deenihan was ordained a deacon by Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, in Maynooth on 1 April 1990.  On 1 June 1991 he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Cork & Ross by the late Bishop Michael Murphy. 

Since Ordination, Bishop-elect Deenihan worked in Glanmire Parish (1991-1994), taught in Saint Goban’s College Bantry (1994-2003) during which time he also worked in the parishes of Schull, Kealkil and Bantry.  During that time also he undertook a Masters and Doctoral Degree in Education. In 2003, Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross, appointed him as Diocesan Advisor for Post-Primary Catechetics and, in 2006, as Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Education Secretary. 

On a national level, Bishop-elect Deenihan served as General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association from 2013 to 2016, and as acting-executive secretary to the Council for Education and to the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation of the Irish Episcopal Conference from 2016 to date.

Canon Deenihan is a member of the Honan Governors at University College Cork; a member of Mercy Care South, a Diocesan Public Juridic Person for the Mercy University Hospital in Cork; and is chair of the Board of Directors of the Christian Leadership in Education Office.  In 2017 Bishop Buckley appointed him a Canon and a member of the Cathedral Chapter in Cork. Please remember him in you prayers and ask God’s blessing on his ministry in our Diocese.

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ALPHA IRELAND  

The Alpha programme begins on Tues. 13th. at 7:30 p.m, 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. <<Read More>>

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION RENEWAL WEEKEND

John Howard, National Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, will speak at all Masses next weekend about the importance and need for Eucharistic Adoration in our parish.  Would you like to commit to an hour of Adoration?  There will be an opportunity to do so and to enroll on the day.

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.

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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HOLY HOUR:FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs. 6th. at 6:30 p.m. in the Day Chapel.  All welcome.

FIONA'S WAY: ANNUAL WALK/RUN, Sun. 2nd at 12:00 noon from  Fiona's Monument beside the Grand Canal to mark the 22nd. Anniversary of Fiona's disappearance.  All are welcome.

S.M.A. MASS:  Wed 12th. at 7:30 p.m. in the Day Chapel.  All are welcome.

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FREE CHILD SEAT CHECK
R.S.A. free "Check It Fits" service will be visiting the following location in Offaly: 
The Bridge Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Tuesday 11th. September 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.. 

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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. 

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