22 October 2019
It is always nice to be in the presence of friends.
When I come into your presence, O Lord,
I know I am in the presence of my Creator.
You created me out of Love. Amen
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CAROL SERVICE  
Our annual Christmas Carol Service will be on Sunday 2nd Dec in the Church of the Assumption at 7.00pm.  Tickets €10.  U-14s free (available at Parish Centre)

WORLD WAR 1 REMEMBRANCE EVENT  
The Royal British Legion - ROI - Midland counties and Kildare Branch will hold a remembrance event  at the Tullamore War Monument on Sunday 25th. November at 2:30 p.m. in O'Connor Square, Tullamore.

WALL OF COMFORT  
This year we will have a 'Wall of Comfort' in the church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them. There will also be Mass of the bereaved on Saturday November 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

  MASS FOR THE FALLEN  
Sunday November 11th marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 35,000 Irish died in the conflict, many from our own parish and Co. Offaly. 11.30am Mass will be offered for the repose of their souls on the day, and for peace. A new book, published by the Offaly Historical Society, with the names of fallen from the county and a floral wreath will be brought up at the offertory.

LIST OF THE DEAD  
November is the month when we pray especially for the dead. November 1st is the Feast of all the Saints and November 2nd is the Commemoration of the faithful  departed.  Both feast days remind us that our life on earth will come to its end, and the hope and promise of eternal life with God is there for us all. 
An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead. This list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all Masses on Friday November 2nd, also 7.45am Monday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and every First Friday for the coming 12 months.

FR RAY KELLY IN CONCERT  
A concert takes place in aid of St James’ Church Kilbeggan Restoration Fund on Sun 11th at  8:00pm, in the Church of the Assumption. Also included are, Kilbeggan&Rahugh Church Choir, Kilbeggan Youth Choir and CantóiríTulachMhór.Tickets €15 – available from Tullamore Parish Centre or contact 086 6022731.Tickets also available on the night. 

THRESHING AT BALLYFIN  
Our latest video was filmed at the recent Old Time Threshing and Vintage Display held recently at Ballyfin in Co. Laois. We think you will enjoy it! <<Click Here>> to view. 

BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 21st. November. 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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ECUMENICAL SERVICE: 
An ecumenical service takes place in St. Catherine's Church, Hophill, on Sunday Nov 11th. at 7:00 pm, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. At the service flowers from Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian communities will be presented. These will be later placed at the War Memorial in O'Connor Sq. Preacher; Rev Clodagh Yambasu, Tullamore Methodist.

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DECADE OF CENTENARIES
The current decade sees the centenary anniversaries of some of the most significant events in the history of modern Ireland and of the United Kingdom, and equally importantly in the history of the modern world. The decade saw the emergence both of an independent Irish State and of Northern Ireland with a devolved government within the UK. 

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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 . 
CAR PARKING AVAILABLE
All-Day parking is available for only €2.00 in the parish car park beside the parochial house on St. Brigid's Place. This central location offers convenient access to all locations in the town centre. (Free parking is provided here for all church services)