24 April 2024
Bulletin 05-March-04


God's Presence 
The disciples experienced a ‘high' on the mountain and wanted to stay there.  But Jesus brought them back down to the ground.  The message is clear.  If we want to see the radiance of God, we find it in the ordinary things - in the faces of those we meet in our everyday lives.

Community Activities
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration - 24 hours daily in Hospital Chapel.  Can you, now that Lent is here, give one hour each week to Jesus.  Ph 21232.
ICA: Meeting + guest speaker, Day Care Centre, Wed 10, 8pm.
Fibromyalgia Helpline Launch Wed 10, 3pm sharp, Historical Society.
Pioneers: Meeting Mon 8, 8.30pm, Parochial House.  Regional Meeting, Tues 9, 8.30pm, Mercy Convent.
Rosary: Alfie Lambe House, Sat 13, 8.15pm.  All welcome.  Also in Church every evening after 6.15pm Mass.
Colaiste Choilm Parents Assoc: Table Quiz, Tues 9, Bridge Hotel, 8.15pm.
Regional Tinnitus Support Meeting Sat 13, 11am, NAD Office, Market Sq.
Pilgrimages: Fatima with spiritual director Fr John Nally, 7-14 May, ph 51309;Medjugorje with Fr Joe McLaughlin, Rahan, 4-11 Oct, ph Anne  51090/0857236680; Medjugorje 16 Apr.  Ph 0906481090.
Curate's Diary: March issue now available from Londis Henry St, Foxes Kilbride St & hospital shop.
Ceili Durrow Hall, Sat 6, 10pm.

Parish Information & Support Services - Confidential Phone Line 26604: Monday to Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm; 6.00-8.00pm. (Note change in time).

Marriage & Relationship counselling Mon-Fri 9.30am-1.30pm,  41831;  Suicide Bereavement Support - group sessions for family members or friends - if interested ph Rita 086-8157320;
CIC Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm, Sat 10-12 ,52204;
Epiplepsy Assoc Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm 28631; 
AA Mon, Thurs, Sat Mercy Convent 8.30pm;
Al-Anon Thurs 8.30pm, 17 Chapel St.  01-8732699;
Vincent De Paul 22072;
Dochas - Cancer Info & Support Drop in centre 12 Henry St, Mon/Wed/Fri 10.30am-12.30pm 28268;
Sexual Abuse & Rape Counselling Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, Mon 8-10.30pm. 1800323232;
Grow Thurs 7.30pm Day Care Arden Rd, 51124;
Aware Mon 8.45pm Community Mental Health Centre 1890303302;
Women in Crisis Ozanam House, Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 51886;
Life Pregnancy Care 7B Cormac St Sat 12-3pm 1850281281;
Breastfeeding Support Group 3rd Thurs, 8pm, Education Resource Centre Hospital. 0502-24317;
Fibromyalgia Group: Last Tues of month, 8pm, Day Care Centre. 22420;
Anew - support group for women with alcohol problems, Wed 8pm, Ofalia House Edenderry, 086-1024743.

Ecumenical Series of Prayer Services: Starting next week, each of the four churches - Presbyterian, Methodist, Catholic and Church of Ireland - will host a Lenten prayer service in its own prayer tradition.  The series commences on Sunday 14th at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.  A cup of tea will be available afterwards.

Lenten Evening Prayer in the Church of the Assumption today, Sunday 7th, at 5.30pm.  All welcome.
Evening Masses for Lent: Tullamore Monday to Friday 6.15pm.  Durrow on Fridays at 8.00pm.

New Readers Training Course: Concluding on Monday 8th March, 7.30pm, Day Chapel.

Lectio Divina/Praying with Scriptures Tuesday, 8.00pm, Church of the Assumption.  A good preparation for Lent.

Mass Intentions:
Mon 8: 7.45
Thomas & Lily Byrne. 10.00 Thomas & Rebecca Hensey.  6.15 Margaret Gunning, Church Rd. 
Tues 9 : 10.00 Patrick Kavanagh.  6.15 Spollen Family, Aharney & Ballykilmurray.
Wed 10: 7.45 Katie, Patrick & Anthony Coyle.  10.00 Patrick Hutchinson, 1st Ann & his parents Patrick & Margaret.  6.15 McGuinness & Cuskelly Families. 
Thurs 11: 10.00 Joseph Smyth, Clara Bridge.  6.15 Billy & Mairead Harvey, Healy St. 
Fri 12: 7.45 Tandy Family, Arden Rd.  10.00 Patrick Curtis. 
6.15 Anthony Heffernan, Ballydaly. 
Sat 13: 10.00 John Healion, Springfield.  7.00 Angela Rigney, St Coleman's Tce.  Mon Mem.  8.30 Bill Mellerick, Spollenstown. 1st Ann. 
Sun 14: 8.30 Joseph Deevy, 14 O'Molloy St. 10.00 Richard Buckley, Ballycowan.

Durrow: Fri 11 Sean & Ollie McDermott & McDermott Family. 
Sun 14 Fr Arthur Waters, Kildangan.

Shared Mass: Next shared Mass Sat 20th March, 10am.

If you would like support in your grieving, now or in the future, please ring 26604.

Baptisms:  The next pre-Baptism meeting is Wed 17th Mar at 8.30pm in the Parochial House.  All parents who wish to have their child baptised in March must attend a meeting.  Contact Parish Secretary for details.

Collections: Plate: Tullamore €4876; Durrow €183.  Envelopes: €3562.
 Thank you.

Sunday Mass Times:.Vigil: 7.00pm & 8.30pm.  Sun: 8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm.  Durrow: 11.30am
Confessions: Saturdays 12-1pm;3-4pm; 6.30-7pm; 7.45-8.15pm. 
Eve Holydays 6.30-7pm.  Eve 1st Fridays 12-1pm; 7.30-8pm.

Please continue to pray for Fiona Pender, our parishioner who has been missing since 22nd Aug ‘96

Do not desire to be better than you are, but desire to be very well what you are.  - St Francis de Sales

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