22 January 2021
God, with You there is no darkness. Your character has no shadows, and You are pure and good. 
Yet in our broken world, we see so much darkness around us: Pain, sickness, and disease.
Bring Your light and restoring presence to the dark places in our lives.

Bring Your hope to hearts that feel defeated and Your love and compassion to those in pain.

Daylight savings time 2018  

Ireland will change to "Winter Time" at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday 28th. Oct. 2018 when all clocks should go back by 1 hour. However, there is the possibility that the next year could be the last time you change your clocks. Earlier this year the European Parliament voted 384 to 153 in favour of scrapping daylight savings time. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed to end the practice by 2019 in his State of the Union address in September.


Halloween means 'the evening of the Saints' and while it has been re designated by culture as a night of goblins and ghouls, the whole idea of Halloween is the preparation for the great feast of All Saints Day, November  1st .  To mark this, there is a party for children in the Parish Centre, 6.30 - 8:00 pm on October 31st. Fun, food and games, with a little dash of prayer! Children are invited to come along dressed as....their favourite saint! 

This year we will have a 'Wall of Comfort' in the church where you will have a chance to write names of loved ones gone before us as a reminder of our commitment to pray for them. There will also be Mass of the bereaved on Saturday November 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday November 11th marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. 35,000 Irish died in the conflict, many from our own parish and Co. Offaly. 11.30am Mass will be offered for the repose of their souls on the day, and for peace. A new book, published by the Offaly Historical Society, with the names of fallen from the county and a floral wreath will be brought up at the offertory.

November is the month when we pray especially for the dead. November 1st is the Feast of all the Saints and November 2nd is the Commemoration of the faithful  departed.  Both feast days remind us that our life on earth will come to its end, and the hope and promise of eternal life with God is there for us all.
An important tradition in Ireland is writing down the names of our departed friends and relations on the Altar List of the Dead. This list is compiled every November and Mass is offered for those on it at all Masses on Friday November 2nd, also 7.45am Monday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and every First Friday for the coming 12 months.

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 21st. November. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.



An ecumenical service takes place in St. Catherine's Church, Hophill, on Sunday Nov 11th. at 7:00 pm, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. At the service flowers from Catholic, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian communities will be presented. These will be later placed at the War Memorial in O'Connor Sq. Preacher; Rev Clodagh Yambasu, Tullamore Methodist.


The current decade sees the centenary anniversaries of some of the most significant events in the history of modern Ireland and of the United Kingdom, and equally importantly in the history of the modern world. The decade saw the emergence both of an independent Irish State and of Northern Ireland with a devolved government within the UK. 


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Due to limited space in Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue in the Presbyterian Church hall every Wed. at 7:45 pm. All welcome.
In The Church Of The Assumption every Saturday after 6:30 pm. mass for evangelisation of our country. 
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 . 
All-Day parking is available for only €2.00 in the parish car park beside the parochial house on St. Brigid's Place. This central location offers convenient access to all locations in the town centre. (Free parking is provided here for all church services)
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. [Leo Tolstoy]

Perpetual Adoration
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