17 January 2021

Lord - Give me strength in my weakness.    
Give me faith in my fear. Give me power in my powerlessness.
    I'm trusting You.  Amen.

Parish Council 2006


The term of office for the current Parish Pastoral Council is coming to an end and we are in the process of forming a new one. 

We are looking for nominations of people willing to serve on the council. A person can nominate themselves or someone else with their permission. We ask you to consider this carefully. This weekend we are collecting the nominations at each of the Masses. You may also send in nominations into the parish centre or church sacristy during this coming week, up to Sunday 8th.  When the nominations are collated, there will be an opportunity to vote for parish representatives.

“THE CHILDREN OF LIR”, is a Cantata & selection of favourite Irish traditional songs and will be presented by Blessington Millennium Choir on Sunday 1st. May in the Church of the Assumption, starting at 8.00 p.m.  All proceeds in aid of Offaly Dochas.


“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS so far have been very well attended by enthusiastic congregations and continue in the Day Chapel at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesdays with the following Guest speakers:

Wed. 4th. May:     Eddie Stones - New Life

Wed. 11th. May:   Don Devanney - Receiving God's Gift

Wed. 18th. May:   John Keane - Baptism In The Spirit

Wed. 25th. May:   Rev. William Hayes - Growth


Wed. 8th. June:    Fr. John Nally - Transformation In Christ

The Bereavement Support Group requires volunteers for their one-to-one listening service.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form and as part of our safeguarding policy, will also have to undergo the Garda Vetting process.  Training will be provided.  For application forms and further information, contact Margaret Kelly, Parish Support Services, 0579326604.


Monday 2nd is a Bank Holiday.  There will be one Mass only at 10.00am.

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. 
Święta Ofiara Mszy jest obchodzony w języku polskim 2.30pm w kościele Wniebowzięcia NMP na 4. niedzielę każdego miesiąca .
The next available Baptism dates are Sat. 21st. May, Sat. 28th. May & Sun 5th. June in Tullamore & Sun. 12th. June in Durrow.  The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed. 18th May. 
To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.

1. The Medjugorje  Pilgrimage will be from 14th. to 21 Sept.  Ph Pat 0863192399 for details.
2. MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept.  Fare €719, full board including insurance and travel taxes. To book contact: Pilgrimages Abroad Ltd, tel 01-6359300.  Young people interested in helping contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
3. PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND – led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – 9th Sept, 8 nights; €1495 pps.  Contact MAP Travel, 018783111 or www.maptravel.ie

4. PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary)Deposit €100 must be paid before the 6TH MAY THIS YEAR, to secure a place for the special year 2017. Ph  090 6482228.


LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT:  Thurs. 5th. May, St Mary’s School, Edenderry, at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets available from Parish Centre. 

PHOTO EXHIBITION by Geashill native Jordan Bolton now on in the Parish Centre, please feel free to pop in and see same.

  Summer Fair, Sun 8, 12.30-4pm, Charleville Centre.  All welcome.


Christian Meditation Ireland
Our aim is to animate and support the practice of Christian meditation in Ireland by communicating and nurturing the teaching and practice of the tradition.
We are men and women from all walks of life who come together to share and express a desire for deeper meaning in our lives through meditating together.


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