12 November 2019
God, our Father, You redeemed us and made us Your children in Christ.
Through Him You have saved us from death and given us Your Divine life of grace.
By becoming more like Jesus on earth, may I come to share His glory in Heaven. Amen.
Freda Brenda

OFFALY PERSON OF 2018

The recipient of the title "Offaly Person of the Year - 2018" has been announced and the winner is Tullamore Show Committee. The committee will be represented by chairperson, Brenda Kiernan and operations manager, Freda Kinnarney at the awards ceremony on Sat. 31st. Mar. 2019.

FOOTPRINTS THROUGH LENT    

Suicide is one of the most difficult issues that can affect a family.  Many in our community know the horror of receiving this tragic news.  Our speaker this week is Kathleen Kilroe.  Kathleen's son Jamie died by suicide in October 2018.  We are very grateful to her, and her family, for being willing to share her story at Mass.  We pray for her, and for Jamie, and encourage everyone to come to hear her story and show our support.. These talks take place during Mass at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption every Friday evening until April 12th.

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES IN LENT

Weekday Masses:   7:30 am, 10:00am & 7:30 pm.     
Evening Prayer for Lent continues every Sunday at 5:30 pm. in the Church of the Assumption. All are welcome.     
Talks on Reading of Bible Tuesdays, 10:30 am. in the Parish Centre. If interested leave your name in Sacristy.     
Stations of the Cross before 10:00 am Mass, Monday-Friday.     
Confessions Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 pm. and 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

COURSES AT TULLAMORE LIBRARY

Tullamore Town Library offers a wide range of courses for all.  Details from  0579346832, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MASS FOR THE SICK

This Easter Mass for the Sick will be celebrated on Monday 15th. April at 2:00 p.m. in the  Church of the Assumption.

RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation Day is on Friday 12th. April.  Confessions all day. (further details nearer to the date). 

CHRISM MASS

This Mass will be celebrated by bishop Deenihan in the 
Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, on Wednesday 17th. April at 7:00 p.m.

BAPTISMS    

The next available Baptism dates are Sun. 5th. May in Tullamore & Sun. 12th. May in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 17th Apr.  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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FIRST FRIDAY:     
Fri 5, Mass 7.30pm, Tullamore Church, followed by Adoration in Parish Centre. 

SECULAR FRANCISCANS:    
Meeting Tues 2, 7.00pm, Mercy Convent.  New members welcome.

LENTEN RETREAT:    
Clonmacnoise, Sun. 7th, 1.30pm - Rosary Procession, Adoration Praise, Worship, Mass.  Celebrant Fr Luke.  Ph 087 7828283.

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Clonmacnoise was a centre of learning excellence, and many manuscripts, including the including the Annals of Tighernach (11th century) and the Book of the Dun Cow (12th century), were written here. The monastery flourished for 600 years as a centre of learning and religious instruction as well as providing much of Ireland’s finest Celtic art and illuminated manuscripts.

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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. 
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule. [Friedrich Nietzsche]

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