27 November 2022
Tullamore Parish

For the week beginning on Sunday 27th.  Nov.  2022

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE 

A Christmas Carol Service will take place on Sunday 11th. Dec. at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  It will feature the Meath Diocesan Choir (Director Jim Walsh) along with local choirs from Durrow N.S. Ballinamere N.S. Sacred Heart School and Children’s Mass Group.

Admission is free but there but there will be collection boxes available for voluntary contributions to go to nominated charities for Christmas.

ADVENT INVITATION! PRAY AND MEDITATE WITH US

 We want to be closer to you this Advent season.

Every week, during the four weeks of preparation for  the feast of the Nativity of the Lord, we will post on our Youtube channel (Tullamore Parish) a short video (15 minutes), which will contain some prayers, a short reflection and some discussions about the Mass Readings.  

We hope it will be of great spiritual benefit to you!

The holy readings that we will read, meditate on and discuss, can be found in the Magnificat.  If you would like a copy of the Magnificat, please contact the Parish Centre.

God bless you and keep you!

 EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT 

Evening Prayer for Advent continues each Sunday during Advent at 5.30pm.

 ADVENT- COMING NEAR 

Today, the season of Advent begins.  It is the start of a new Church year and a season of waiting for something that is coming near.  Do we know what is coming near?  For some time now advertisements have appeared in our newspapers, on radio and on TV to remind us of what is coming near.  We are urged to book our office party, to plan and prepare for our festivities, to buy our presents in good time, to write early to Santa, and even to arrange holidays abroad to escape from Christmas.  Is that what is coming near?  Is that what we are waiting for?  Is it all about an annual “big bang” of commercialism and consumerism?  For some, it may very well be just that.  But, for Christmas, it doesn’t have to be that.

Today’s readings help us to focus on the real meaning of Advent and Christmas.  There is talk of going up to “the mountain of the Lord”, of loving “decently as people do in the daytime”, and of letting our “armour be the Lord Jesus Christ.”  The Gospel advises us to “stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming.”

Advent means “the coming near.”  We are faced with the coming near of salvation.  For us, Christ is not simply a person out of the past.  He is the Lord, who returns today.  “Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again”- in glory at the end of time.  Are you preparing for Him?  Will you be ready when He comes?

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 

Can you cover a holy hour? Hours available. Further info. phone Pat 085 1162668

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND  

6-14 Mar 2023.  Cost €2195.  Booking Navan Travel, 0469068600.  Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish Office 0429667314. 

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click  for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 12.00 non to facilitate Mass goers.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary. Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also providecouple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ALONE

A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service forople who have problems with money management): Nationl Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

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