19 November 2019
Thank you for the thoughtful way
You shared my First Communion day.
As I received the bread and wine
I knew your prayers were joined with mine.
                          Communion

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

The term of office for the current Parish Pastoral Council is coming to an end and we are in the process of forming a new one.  Our sincere "Thank You" to the members of the current council and for their generous service to the people of the parish.

We are looking for nominations of people willing to serve on the new council.  A person can nominate themselves or someone else with their permission.  We ask you to consider this carefully.  Nominations can be handed in during Masses or into the parish centre up to Sunday June 2.  Nomination papers are available in the church.  When the nominations are collated, there may be a necessity to vote for parish representatives.

We thank our parishioners for your support.

FATHER GALLAGHER APPOINTED V.G.

Father Joe Gallagher is to become the new Vicar General for the diocese of Meath. The vicar general assists The Bishop in the Governance of the diocese and also acts as a trustee of the diocese.

NEW CURATE FOR TULLAMORE 

Bishop Tom Deenihan has announced the appointment of a new Curate to replace Father Shane Crombie in Tullamore Parish. He is Father Fergal Cummins who is a native of Ashbourne, County Meath. Father Cummins was ordaineded in September 2018. His appointment to tullamore comes into effect on Monday 17th. of June.       

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  

Congratulations to the children from Gaelscoil Eiscir Ríada who received the Eucharist for the first time last Sunday.  We wish God’s blessing on them, their families, friends and teachers and all who helped them on their faith journey to this special time. 

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Start Your Own Business course starts on Mon. 10th. June and runs for for 3 Mondays, at The Court Hotel, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Local Enterprise Office, 0579357480 or www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly.     

MAY DEVOTIONS AT CLONFERT  

May Masses & Devotions at the shrine at Our Lady of Clonfert are as follows:  Daily Mass (Mon-Sat), 8:00 p.m.; Mass 12:00 noon Fri.; Sun. Mass 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. For the full programme visit the Parish Facebook Page Parish of Eyrecourt Meelick and Clonfert, or at Clonfertdiocese.ie or at Parish Office Eyrecourt (090)9675113.

FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

If your family includes a person with autism or a disability who may benefit from visually oriented resources and other supports to participate fully in liturgy and parish life please visit this link <<Accessible Church>>

KNOCK SHRINE SOCIETY

The Society is seeking new members to join “Our Lady’s Volunteers” to assist prilgrims.  Anyone 18+, willing to share their time, please ph 0876891422 or 0879215042; or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

BAPTISMS        

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 22nd. June & Sun. 7th. July in Tullamore. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 19th. June.  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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FAMILY CARERS IRELAND BAGS N’ HEELS SALE:  

Thanks to all who so generously contributed shoes and bags for Fundraiser, to take place in Bridge Centre, Fri 31st. May-Sat. 1st June. 

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Other Notices
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
23rd. July for 7 nights.  Half board €719pps.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399, PJ Smyth 0868796190, 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. 
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. [Thich Nhat Hanh]

Perpetual Adoration
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