13 December 2019
God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things 
that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share His wisdom 
and become one with Him when He comes in glory, for He lives and reigns 
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
  Carols

CONFIRMATION RITUAL

The third Confirmation Ritual will be on Saturday 30th. November at 6:30 pm and Sunday 1st. December at 10:00 am. Masses.

EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT

The Evening Prayer for Advent starts Sunday evening (1st. Dec.) at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption and will continue each Sunday evening during Advent. All are welcome.

DO THIS IN MEMORY

"Do This In Memory" Masses for children in First Holy Communion classes will be:
(In the Church of the Assumption) Saturday December 7th. 6:30 pm St. Joseph's School      Sunday December 8th. 10:00 am Ballinamere/Gaelscoil     Sunday December 8th. 11:30 am Scoil Bhride/Scoil Mhuire & Parish School     
(In St. Columcille's Church Durrow) Sunday December 8th. 11:30 am Durrow.

AGE ACTION    

"Age Action" group require participants and volunteer tutors, Free computer class, Tullamore Library, ph. 01 4756989 for details. 

BALLINAMERE LIGHTS PARADE 

For a different take on putting up Christmas lights, Ballinamere G.A.A. will hold a parade of decorated vehicles at 8:30 pm. on Dec. 8th. to raise funds for the "Friends of St. Luke's" Cancer Care and Ballinamere G.A.A. club.    <<More>> 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Our annual Christmas Carol Service, featuring Parish and School choirs, will take place on Sunday 1st. December at 7:00 pm in The Church of the Assumption.  Admission is €10 with U-14s free.  Tickets are available from the Parish Centre.

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP

Carers Offices, Market Square, Wed. 4th. Dec. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, hoping to set up local Support Group.

NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK

On 7th. Dec, A bus leaves Tullamore Sq. 7:30 pm, seats must be booked. €10 dep. ph Maura 0863344722 

BAPTISMS               

The next available Baptism dates 
 
 
are Sat. 21st. Dec. & Sun.  5th.  Jan. In Tullamore & Sun. 12th. Dec. in  Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th. Dec. 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 . 
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:
1-9th June 2020, Fr. Mark English.  0469068600; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or wwwtravalue.ie.
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND:
Edenderry Parish, 24th. April 2020, €815, pp, for information contact Piotr, 0866066123.
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)
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. [Henry Ward Beecher]

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