19 November 2019
Eternal Father, I offer You the most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, 
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, 
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for all sinners everywhere, for sinners 
in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
  Confirmation

CONFIRMATION RITUALS

The second ritual Mass for Confirmation Candidates will take place in Tullamore Church on:
Saturday 9th. Nov. at 6:30pm,   Ballinamere NS, Scoil Bhride, Scoil Mhuire, Parish School & St. Joseph’s;
Sunday 10th. Nov. at 10:00am, Durrow NS, Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada, Scoil Eóin Phóil ll Naofa, St. Philomena’s.
The children will receive a bible at this Mass. Please note change of date.

NIGHT OF LIGHT CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween means ‘the evening of the Saints’ and while it has been re designated by culture as a night of goblins and ghouls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day November 1st.
To mark this, there is a party for kids in the Parish Centre, 5.30-7.30pm on Thursday 31st.  October, Fun, food and games, with a little dash of prayer!  Children are invited to come along dressed as…. their favourite Saint! 

LIST OF THE DEAD 
November is the month when we pray especially for the dead.November 1st is the feast of all the saints & Nov 2nd is the Commemoration of the faithful departed.

Both feast days remind us that our life on earth will come to its end, & the hope & promise of eternal life with God is there for all of us.

An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends &  relations on the Altar List of the Dead.  The list is compiled every November & Mass is offered for those on it at all List of the Dead Masses in November & every first Friday for the coming twelve months.

Take time with your family to write the list.  Think of family, friends & neighbours over the years.  Particularly remember those who have no one to pray for them. Dead lists are available in the church.  Please fill one out, if you would like to do so & drop into the Sacristy or the Parish Centre over the coming weeks.

WALL OF COMFORT

This year we will have a ‘wall of comfort’ in the Church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them.

MASS TIMES ON FEAST OF ALL SAINTS, Friday 1st.   November:
TULLAMORE, Thursday, Vigil 6:30 pm, Friday 1st.: 7:45 am, 10:00 am, 1:10 pm
DURROW: Friday 1st. 8:00 pm

ALL SOULS DAY, Saturday 2nd November
MASS TIMES: 10:00 am, 1:10 pm Offered for Altar List of the Dead.

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday 9th. will be for all the families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year. It is the teaching of the Church and the practice of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.
Birth, growth and death are of the natural order.  Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us.  Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls. May God increase their glory, ease their pain and grant them remission of their sins. 
We can also visit a church or cemetery during this month. It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.

BALLYKILMURRAY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 

There will be a Christmas Craft Fair in Ballykilmurray Community Centre on Sun. 17th. Nov, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Bookings now being taken, tables €25.  Ph. Molly 0872914302, Rose 0872373554.   Proceeds to Ballykilmurray Community Centre and “Power4Good”      

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Volunteers are required to clean up the Church and Graveyard at Kilbride, Ballycowan, on Sat 2nd. Nov.  9:30 - 2:00 pm Contact Helen 085 8661634 

ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH

Welsh Male Choir, Free Concert with B. Lee on piano, Thu. 31st.  Oct. 7:00 pm, donations to Offaly Hospice.

BAPTISMS             

The next available Baptism dates 
are Sat 23rd. Nov. & Sun.  1st.  Dec.  In Tullamore & Sun. 8th. Dec. in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 20th. Nov. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.

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)
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings. [Horace].

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