18 January 2021

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The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, with the theme being ‘Vocations: Witness to the Truth’.     

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Bhríde and Ballinamere NS 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.

Congratulations to our young people who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  Thanks to parents, teachers and schools for their work in preparing the candidates and for their help in making the sacraments so special.  Thanks also to those who helped out in the Church on the day.

MEDITATIVE MOVEMENT/DANC IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS: Experience gentle dances/movement for meditation and well-being on Thursday 22nd in the Parish Centre from 7.30-9.00pm.  A donation of €5 will go to parish funds.  For more information ph Carmel 0876425786


1. CNG Pilgrimage to Knock: Sat 3rd. May. All welcome. Ph 0877914828 for details.

2. Lourdes Pilgrimage: Everyone is welcome to join the Lourdes pilgrimage in June 2014. If interested, further information is available from any Shalom choir member or please contact Jo Barber (087 6615733), Tom Whelan (086 0547266), Carthy Minnock (087 6799177) or Pat Kidney (086 3192399 ). Click for more info

3. Fatima Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage to Fatima is being organised for 12-19 June. Ph 086 3344722 / 057 8661601 for details.

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.

Sacrament of Baptism
The next available Baptism dates are on: Sat 24th May, Sun 1st June in Tullamore & Sun 8th June in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these is on Wednesday 21st May.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


PADRE PIO GROUP:  Mass Tues 13, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption.  All welcome.

LIVING WITH CANCER DAY RETREAT: Lough Derg, Thurs 22, dedicated to anyone who is living with and beyond cancer, including those who minister and provide support.  Booking at  0719861518 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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