28 January 2021

Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen
To me today that You and I together can't handle. Amen.



Rev Robert McGivney (28) will be ordained to the priesthood on Sunday, 28th June 2015 in St Mary’s Church, Navan by Bishop Smith. Robert is a native of Navan.  After finishing his secondary education  Robert completed a degree in Mathematics in Trinity College, Dublin. He began his seminary studies in  2009  at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He was ordained a deacon last year and has assisted in many parishes of the diocese, particularly in Navan and Dunboyne. 
Robert is one of four deacons preparing for ordination to the priesthood in this diocese. This weekend four other men will be ordained for service in Ireland. 

The annual event returns for the 17th. season starting on Tue. 7th. July. Full programme of the recitals available here:

Offaly Hospice & Irish Cancer Society has organised a 5K walk in the Slieve Blooms for Sat. 27th. June, Walkers will meet at Clonaslee Community Centre at 11.00am.  Details from Offaly Hospice 0868595046 or Joe 0858810382.

 PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA;  30 July-6 August, €699 full board, ph Fr John Nally 087 4114450, Pat Kidney 086 3192399 or 057 9352553, P.J. Smyth 086 8796190.
2. MEDJUGORJE 7 DAY PILGRIMAGE:  Departs Wed 19 Aug, 2015. €659 all in per person sharing.  Ph  Michael  086 8157305.
3. PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND FROM MEATH DIOCESE:  4th. - 12th. Sept.  Cost €1250 plus tax, ph 01 8783111 or Kingscourt office 042 9667314 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
4. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 12-17 Sept, €689, ph 016359300.  Youths (over 18) ph 087 7631916, hospital pilgrims ph 087 7914828. 
5). GLENDALOUGH: A Day Pilgrimage to "GOD'S COTTAGE", Glendalough takes place on Sat 4th. July. Bus from Athlone, Moate & Kilbeggan.  Ph 087 7818283 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. 

The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 18th. July, Sat. 25th. July, & Sun. 2nd. August  in Tullamore  and Sun. 9th. August in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 15th July. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm..


MIDLANDS SIMON COMMUNITY:  are collecting in the Bridge Centre on Fri 3 & Sat 4 July to raise funds for homeless services. Support appreciated.  All funds raised locally stay local.
COFFEE MORNING FOR COELIACS:  at Hugh Lynch’s on Sat 4 July at 10.45am.  Ph 087 2563439.
OFFALY BRANCH IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION BBQ: at Central Hotel, Main St, Sun 12 from 3 to 6pm. Adm €10. Music by Paddy Foy. Ph 086 8261156, 087 2914302, 087 9885915, 086 8983828 & 057 9360034

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