19 November 2019
Dear Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear our humble prayers
on behalf of your priest, Father Shane. Give him a deep faith,
a bright and firm  hope and a burning love which will ever
increase in the course of his priestly life. Amen.
                          Shane

FR. SHANE

This is Fr. Shane’s last weekend with us in the parish as he prepares to take up his new assignment in Navan.  I wish to acknowledge his great contribution to this parish over the last fourteen years.  He has given of himself with energy and enthusiasm in all areas of parish life.  He has been with people at very delicate times in their lives and he has given them hope and strength to continue on the journey of life.  On a more personal note, he has been very supportive to me and the priests of the parish and a good colleague and friend.  I thank him for his loyalty, care and thoughtfulness and I wish him every blessing as he continues his privileged ministry in the service of God and God’s people.

Fr. Joe

THE PATTERN OF DURROW

The 2019 celebration of this important feast day in our parish takes place on Sunday 9th. June commencing with First Holy Communion Mass at 12:00 noon. <<Click Here>> for full details.

SUMMER CAMPS AT ST. MARY'S YOUTH CENTRE 

The hard working team at St. Mary's Youth and Community Centre has organised 3 Summer camps for children of varying ages to take place during the coming school holidays. <<Click Here>> for full details.         

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION   

Congratulations to the children from The Parish School 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. 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

 
The annual procession in celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi is a long standing and much loved feature of summer in Tullamore parish. The tradition continues this year when the congregation will process after 6:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday evening June 22nd.
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CORPUS CHRISTI RETREAT

IA retreat will be hosted by the Knights of St Columbanus on Saturday 22nd. to mark the feast of Corpus Christi.  Starting with Mass at 10:00 a.m, the retreat then moves to the Parish Centre for a series of talks and reflections and ends at 3:00 p.m.  All members of the parish are invited to attend this retreat.

FREE  WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS

  A Free parent workshop entitled “SUPPORTING TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO POST-PRIMARY SCHOOL: takes place on Thurs. 13th. June, 7:30 - 9:30pm. Booking (essential) and further details available at  057 8672402, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

A MEDLEY OF MELODIES 

“MEDLEY OF MELODIES” is a variety concert featuring local musicians on Sat. 8th. June at  7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine’s Church, Hophill.  Afterwards meet local Syrian Community & taste Syrian food.  Proceeds to Human Appeal Ireland, Syrian Refugees. 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration annual pilgrimage to Knock will be on Friday 14th. June. Evening Programme, 7.30pm, text 0871045200; Sat 15, 10.30am, Mass 3pm, Most Rev Eamon Martin; Programme for children & teens.  Details from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Bus from Parochial House, Sat 15, 8.20am.  Book by Sat 8, PJ 0876386270.  All welcome.

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.  Please hand in nominations to the Sacristy or the Parish Centre this week.  Nomination papers are available in the church.  When the nominations are collated, there may be a necessity to vote for parish representatives. 

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.

CONFESSIONS          

Saturday:  12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. and 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

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.