18 March 2019
By the word of our Lord the heavens were made,
By the spirit of our Lord was life begun.
By the wisdom of our Lord His laws were laid,
By the love of our Lord was born His Son.
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CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
On behalf of the priests of the parish and the team we wish the people of the parish every peace and blessing this Christmas time.  A warm welcome home to those who have managed to travel and welcome to those who are visiting our parish this Christmas.  We also remember family members and friends who are in other parts of the world; we are separated by distance but united in thought and prayer.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir. 
Niech duch Swiety wypeti nas radoscia I zesle nan as pocoj. 
Tegu Isganyto jas palamina tave ir suteikia tau savo Rambye. 
Crácuyn erucut.  Fie ca Dumnezeu sa-ti dea sánatate, bucurfii si multá ferucure.
Que o Senor te ebcge fekucadade e te de paz.

CHRISTMAS 2018 IN TULLAMORE
Sunday Dec. 23rd. - Normal Sunday Mass times.         
Confessions 2:00 - 5:30pm.         
Polish Mass & Confessions 2:30pm         
Evening Prayer: 5:30pm           

Christmas Eve - Morning Masses: 7:45 & 10:00am.         
Penitential Service: 12:00 Noon.         
Confessions: 2:00 - 5:00pm.         
Vigil Masses: 6:30pm & 9:00pm          Durrow: Midnight.         

Christmas Day Masses - 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm.         
Polish Mass: 2:30pm          Hospital: 9:00am          Durrow 11:30am.   

St.. Stephen's Day Mass - 11:00am.         

Thurs. 27th. & Fri. 28th. - Mass 10:00am

Saturday 29th: 10:00am & 6:30pm (vigil)         

Sunday 30th. -  8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm.         
Hospital: 9:00am          Durrow 11:30am.         

Mon. 31st. & Tues. ist. Jan 2019 - 10:00am.         
Jan. 1st. - Polish Mass: 2:30pm.         
Wed., Thu, &  Fri. -  7:45am & 10:00am. 

PARISH ENVELOPE COLLECTION
We are in the process of updating our lists for the issuing of the weekly parish envelope collection boxes.  We will be issuing the list we have used in previous years and if you have any corrections, additions or cancellations, please contact the parish office.  Many thanks for your support of this collection and every contribution makes a difference and is appreciated.

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ON MATURE RECOLLECTION

This is the title of a newly published book compiled and written by Paddy Finlay (Pictured here with his wife Jennie) which recalls a childhood growing up on a farm in Bracklin, <<Click Here>> for photos. Paddy's book is a wonderful account of times gone by and its publication will ensure thet these memories are not forgotten.

W.M.O.F. DOCUMENTARY  
Over an eight-month period, WMOF2018 opened its doors to Moondance Productions who filmed some of the team for a fly on the wall style documentary. Over the 60 minutes of this programme, you will see through the eyes of clergy, event managers, volunteers and Gardaí, part of the planning, obstacles and emotions associated with this momentous Papal visit to Ireland.  
Many staff and volunteers worked in the background and do not appear in this documentary, as it only represents a small percentage of all the work done. We are certain that it will remind you of Pope Francis in Ireland and we hope that you enjoy it.
The documentary will air on December 31st 2018 at 6:30 pm on the National Broadcaster RTÉ One. If you live abroad, you will be able to view the documentary on the RTE Player from the 1st to the 7th of January 2019.
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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1ST FRI/SAT DEVOTIONS TO UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY Fri. 4th. Jan. 2019: 
In The Parish Centre; Rosary 6:15 p.m.,and  Mass at 7:00 p.m.  All Welcome. 

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Revisit Talks, Events and Homilies of WMOF2018
With a packed programme of over 200 events at the Pastoral Congress in the RDS, it would have been impossible to get to everything. Or maybe your volunteer schedule prevented you from attending a particular presentation, panel discussion or workshop. Many of the panels and talks were recorded and are now available to view on our website.

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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)
MEDJUGORJE JULY 2019 – PARISH PILGRIMAGE
July 2019 for 7 nights.  Half board €719pps.  Early booking offers on or before 18th Dec.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399, P.J. Smyth 086879190, Luke McNamee 0879113118.

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace. [Pope Francis]

Perpetual Adoration
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