21 January 2021

Lord, God, my Creator, Be close to me now.
My soul yearns for your presence.   Amen.


December 6th will be a day of great significance for Tullamore Parish when Noel Weir, Clonminch, will be ordained to the priesthood. Noel attended Scoil Bhride and Tullamore College after which he trained as a mechanic.  After a number of years working in Hewlett Packard, he began his studies for the priesthood in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  He was ordained deacon, the last step towards priesthood, in May and since then has been based in Navan Parish. The ceremony of Ordination takes place at 3.00pm on Sunday 6th.  The celebrant of the Mass will be Most Rev Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath.  Noel will offer his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday December 7th at 6.30pm, the Vigil Mass of the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  A combined choir will provide the music for the Ordination Mass.  Music for the First Mass is provided by the Le Cheile choir.  All are very welcome to attend both ceremonies.  The First Mass will be followed by a parish reception in St. Mary’s Youth Centre.

Lectio Divina means divine reading and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. <Read on...>

Evening Prayer for Advent starts this evening at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome..

The young people of our parish are organising “The Spirit of Christmas” next weekend, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, to help raise funds for Parish Youth Programmes.  It will take place after all Masses in the Day Chapel.  We would be very grateful for any donations of cakes, buns etc, which can be left into the Parish Centre on Friday 27th.

Carol Service featuring Meath Diocesan Choir & Kilbeggan Choir, Sun 6, 7pm, Kilbeggan Church, in aid of Church Renovation Fund. Tickets €10, with under 16’s free. Light refreshments after Service in Parish Centre. All welcome.

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. 19th. Dec. & Sat. 16th. Jan. in Tullamore; Sun 27th. Dec. & Sun. 10th. Jan. in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 16th. Dec.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.00p.m.


HOLY HOUR:  For prevention of suicide. Thurs. 3rd. at 6.30pm, Day Chapel.  All are welcome

COFFEE MORNING: Midlands Living Links coffee morning. Tues 1, Parish Centre, after 10am Mass

DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri. 4th, in The Parish Centre.  Rosary 6.15pm; Mass 7.00pm.  All welcome.


St. Colmcille's N.S. Durrow:
Bishop Michael Smith will say Mass in Durrow Church at 10.00am on Tuesday December 8th, followed by the Blessing and official Opening of the extended School. Refreshments will then be served in new Gym of the school.  All families in Durrow area are invited to attend our celebration.  Past pupils of the School will be especially welcome.


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