30 November 2020

I pause for a moment and think of the love and the grace that God showers on me, 
Creating me in his image and likeness, making me his temple. At this moment Lord 
I turn my thoughts to You. I will leave aside my chores and preoccuptions.
I will take rest and refreshment in Your presence Lord. Amen.



YOUTH 2000 
What is Youth 2000? Youth 2000 is an international movement of young people called to spread the Good News of the Catholic faith and share this experience with other young people. We have around 40 weekly prayer groups around the country, 16 to 18 weekend retreats throughout the year, a summer festival, an annual ball and various other social events - all organised by young people, for young people.

Cemetery Sunday and Blessing of Graves 2015 will be on the following dates:
Clonminch: Sunday 16th. Aug. - Mass at 1.00 p.m.
Durrow: Sunday 13th. Sept. - Mass at 11.30 a.m.

We appeal to all parishioners and visitors coming to our cemeteries to be vigilant and not to leave any valuables in their cars.

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

 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. 

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..
Please note that there will be no baptisms on Saturday 15th. August in Tullamore or on Sunday 13th. September in Durrow.


COFFEE MORNING: For Midlands Living Links on Tue. 7th. at 10.30 a.m. in the Parish Centre.
DINNER AND DANCE:  READY Dinner & Dance  on Sun. 19th/ in the Central Hotel at 7.30 p.m.
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


What happens at a Youth 2000 weekend?

Retreats and festivals are open to all young people ages 16 to 35. The heart of the weekend is the celebration of the Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There is an atmosphere of joy, celebration, and enthusiasm that is unique.

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