05 December 2020

Eternal God, help me to realize that life is not only endless but, whether I live in love and obedience, 
Or wait in neglect and indifference, that I can never separate myself from thee. 
May I be diligent in worthy endeavors to do my best for thee. Amen.


21st Anniversary Mass
You are specially invited to attend the 21st Anniversary Mass on Wednesday 30th at 7.30pm in the Day Chapel of the Church of the Assumption.  This Mass will be celebrated in thanksgiving for twenty one years of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in our parish and for the presence of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters in our community for the past sixty one years.  All are welcome.

John McCann and MCM Insolvency Services in conjunction with the Insolvency Service of Ireland, the independent government body set up to help tackle problem debt, are hosting Debt Advice Meetings on Saturday 3rd October at the Athlone Springs Hotel from 10am to 3pm.

On the day John and a selection of other Personal Insolvency Practitioners, the qualified debt experts regulated by the ISI, will hold one-to-one meetings with people who are in serious financial difficulty to discuss their financial circumstances and debt solution options. There is a debt solution for EVERYONE and EVERY SITUATION.

There has never been a better time to contact a PIP. The legislation governing Personal Insolvency is changing and is strengthening the ability of debtors to negotiate with their creditors.

The solutions offered by the ISI are unique in that they:
1) Deal with ALL of their creditors, to find a holistic solution to their debt.
2) Offer Court backed protection for the person while their arrangement is being put in place, meaning that creditors are forbidden from contacting them during this time.
3)  Solutions are legally binding with a definitive timeline so there are no surprises along the way for either party.

John and our Personal Insolvency Practitioners will deal with your enquiry in the strictest of confidence.  Anyone wishing to register for a meeting at this event can do so at www.backontrack.ie or by contacting the ISI on 076 106 4200.

Pope Francis invites us to encounter the person of Jesus Christ.    But what does that mean?  How can we encounter him?  Would you like to explore these questions?  The new Alpha series is an opportunity to do this in a relaxed and informal setting.  The first session starts on Monday 28th in the Day Chapel of the Church of the Assumption at 8.00pm.  It begins with a talk entitled “Who is Jesus?” 

SPECIAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  Wed 14 Oct for 9 nights, cost €619, contact James 086 7252528.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Rosary Sunday 4th Oct.  Bus from Tullamore, 9.30am; returning 5.45pm.  Fare €12.  Ph Ph 0876386270/0579321836

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 24th. Oct. & Sun. 1st. Nov. in Tullamore & Sunday 8th. Nov. in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 21st. Oct.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.


HOLY HOUR FOR PREVENTION OF SUICIDE Thurs 1st. Oct, Day Chapel, 6.30 - 7.30 p.m.  All are welcome.
RAINBOWS IRELAND Information night, Tues 20th. Oct, 7.30 p.m., St Mary’s Youth Centre.
KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBANUS information evening, Thurs 1st, 8.00 p.m, Parish Centre. This is an informal "drop in and chat" session.  All welcome.


WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016 (Gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis):  For young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event? Please find information and booking forms @ www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth or contact Parish Centre

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