17 June 2019
Let us remember those who so selflessly gave their lives 
At home and abroad, whose sacrifice enables us 
To enjoy the peace and freedom we have today  Amen.
Remembrance

ECUMENICAL ACT OF REMEMBRANCE    
Gathered round the Cenotaph in O'Connor Square, members of the clergy representing our four local churches led the assembled crowd in prayer to honour the memory of the men of Offaly who fought and gave their lives in the Great War from 1914 to 1918.  
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MASS TIMES FOR 8th. DECEMBER  
Saturday 8th. December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  These are the Mass Times. Tullamore 6:30 p.m. (Vigil Friday night); 10:00 a.m. & 1:10 p.m.

J.P.P.C. - SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Our annual fundraiser, "The Spirit of Christmas", organised by the JPPC, will take place after each Mass on Sunday 9th. in the Day Chapel.  We would really appreciate any contribution of cakes, buns, etc.  These can be left in the Parish Centre on Friday 7th, any time during opening hours, or in the Day Chapel on Saturday 8th after the 10.00am or 1.10pm Masses.  Activities are provided for young people throughout the day, i.e. face painting and a visit to Santa to make a Christmas wish for those they love.  Hope to see you all there! 

DO THIS IN MEMORY  
The dates and times for the "Do This In Memory" Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion are as follows:
Sat 8th, 06:30 p.m. - St. Joseph’s N.S.     
Sun 9th, 10:00 a.m. - Ballinamere & Gaelscoil     
Sun 9th, 11:30 a.m. - Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School     
Sun 9th, 11:30 a.m. - Durrow N.S. in Durrow Church.  

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
Our annual Christmas Carol Service, featuring 10 Parish and School Choirs, will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Admission is €10 with U-14’s free.  Tickets are available from the Parish Centre.  Choirs taking part include: Childrens' Mass Choir; Charleville N.S.; Scoil Eoin Póil; Tullamore College; St. Philomena's N.S.; Ballinamere N.S.; Gael Scoil; Scoil Mhuire; Durrow N.S.; St. Colmcille's Church Choir. 
BAPTISMS
The next available Baptism dates are Sun 6th Jan, in Tullamore & Sun 13th Jan in Durrow.  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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MASS & NOVENA TO VENERABLE MATT TALBOT: Church of the Assumption, Tullamore on Thurs. 6th. Dec. at 7:00 p.m.

T.A.D.S. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society will hold its A.G.M. in Lynch's, Kilbride St. on Thurs. 13th. Dec. at 8:00 p.m.

ROSARY RALLY : “Bringing your Family back to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary” - Sat 8, 2pm, Fair Green car park Athlone.    Ph 0877828283/0876600190/085 7746763.

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IRISH SOLDIERS IN W.W.1.

Here are the facts about the Irish soldiers of WWI. More than 35,000 of them perished. Of the thousands who survived and came home, they found a country in violent upheaval, fiercely fighting its own great conflict - a civil war between those who supported the Anglo Irish Treaty and those who didn't. 

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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)
Why will men fight and suffer to advance the interests of their masters, who fling them aside when they have no further use for them? [Arthur Findlay]

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