12 November 2019
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart.
O Jesus, You place on my forehead the sign of Your saving Cross:
Help me to turn from sin and be faithful to the gospel. Amen.
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CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing them for this sacrament and in their faith development.  We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to their children.  We remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian community to share the gift of faith with the next generation. 

ASH WEDNESDAY - SEASON OF LENT

Next Wednesday, 6th. March is a day of Fast & Abstinence from meat.  Masses and distribution of Ashes in the Church of the Assumption will be at 7.30am, 10.00am, 1.10pm & 7.30pm.  Durrow Church 8.00pm. Weekday Masses during lent   7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.

FOOTSTEPS THROUGH LENT

Every Friday during Lent this year we will pray as a parish for the prevention of suicide and for a greater awareness of caring for our mental health.  Each week there will be an inspirational speaker who will share with us on this topic. It begins this Friday March 8th at 7.30pm Mass. Our speaker this week is Shane Carthy.  Shane plays for Naomh Mearnóg and has played at all levels on the Dublin team.  He will share about his own struggles with mental health and has a very important message; share.  Please invite every young person you know to come and hear his testimony.

EVENING PRAYER

Evening Prayer for Lent commences next Sunday, 10th, at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

RAHAN DRAMA

Rahan Drama Group will present their comedy "Nodody's Talking To Me" by Tommy Marren in Rahan Community Hall on Fri. & Sat. 22nd. - 23rd. Mar. at 8:00 p.m. The play will be performed again the following weekend in Tuar Ard, Moade. 

LEGO BRICK WORLD

Lego Brick World is the creation of Portarlington man, Mark Pearson. Last week he brought his illustration of scenes from as local as farmyards and forecourts to as exotic as the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal to Tullamore. The Lego brick recreations of all these scenes is the result of thousands of hours of work by this creative young man. He very kindly allowed us to reproduce some pictures of his exhibition. <<Click Here>> to view.

BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 23rd. Mar. & Sun. 7th. Apr. in Tullamore & Sun. 14th. Apr. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th Mar.  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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SECULAR FRANCISCANS :  
Meeting Tues. 5th. in Mercy Convent at 7:00pm. New members welcome. 

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS:  
Talk for parents of secondary school students on Wed. 6th. in S.H.S. at 7:30pm. Speaker: Dr Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist.

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HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOUR TEENAGER IS SAFE ONLINE? 
It is important parents have regular and open communication with their child about their online use. Sometimes a child may not speak to a parent about a bad experience they have had online because they fear that you might solve the problem by keeping them off their favourite social networking services or they may feel embarrassed or indeed that their bad experience is somehow their own fault.

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CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The charismatic prayer group has moved to Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue  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.
FATIMA PILGRIMAGE
A pilgrimage to Fatima will take pleace from Sept. 9th. - 16th. 2019 with Spiritual Director, Rev. Father Tony Gavin P.P. Tubber, Moate. For further details and booking contact Mrs. Anna Condron 090-6482228 or Rev. Father Tony Gavin 087-4136270.