19 November 2019
Eternal Father, we praise you for sending your Son to be one of us 
And to save us. Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided 
In so many ways, and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love.
We ask this gift, loving Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Catholic Schools Week takes place throughout the world every January.  It acknowledges  the great contribution of our schools to the mission of the Church.  We sincerely thank the teachers, staff and management of our parish schools.  The school, the home and the parish combine together in forming our young Christians.  To celebrate the week, the senior pupils of the urban primary schools join together for Mass on Monday at 11.30am.  (Balliamere and Durrow will mark the week locally.)

CHILDREN RECEIVING FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

Parents/Guardians of all children receiving the Sacraments this year are invited to an evening of prayer and reflection on Wednesday 23rd at 7.30pm

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18-25 on the theme ‘Justice and justice only you shall pursue’.  During this week Christians are given an opportunity to continue their quest for the unity they already share in Christ.   This year the Christian Unity Prayer Service will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Sunday 20th at 5.30pm.  All are welcome. 

ALFIE LAMBE COMMEMORATION MASS

A commemoration Mass to mark the 60th Anniversary of the death of "The Servant of God", Alfie Lambe, Legion of Mary Envoy to South America 1953/1959 Will be celebrated on Sunday, 20th. January 2019 at 1:00 p.m.  in The Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

MOJO PROGRAMME

MOJO - mental health and wellbeing group programme for men 18 years & over, who are distressed and/or experiencing employment related issues. The next 12 week programme starts 23rd. Jan, Offaly Local Development Company, Main St.  For details log on to mojo.ngo or contact Caroline, Ph 087-6028801/ email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

TULLAMORE LIBRARY

Tullamore Library offers a wide range of classes, courses and events.  For details contact 0579346832 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GETTING MARRIED IN 2019?

It is advisable to give six months’ notice of your intention to marry to both the Church and the Registrar.  To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm.  All couples getting married must attend a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD, 9341831 or www.accord.ie. ACCORD also available for marriage and relationship counselling.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 17th., Sat. 26th. Jan. & Sun. 3rd. Feb.  in Tullamore & Sun. 11th. Feb. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 16th. Jan.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELL BEING:  
Thurs 24, Parish Centre, 7.15-8.45pm.  Donation €5 towards parish funds.

INFORMATION EVENING ON MEDJUGORGE:  
Tues 29, 8pm, Bridge House.  Meet Marian Pilgrimage Guides & hear people’s experiences.  All welcome.  Details from Paul 0878375407

YOUTH 2000 PRAYER MEETINGS:  
Fun, friends & faith for 18-35 olds – prayer group Thurs, 6.45-7.45pm, Parish Centre.  Details from Taylor 0877851086, Maria 0862414457.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21). Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services.

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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.
Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. [Hans Urs von Balthasar]

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