05 December 2020
Lord, You make all things new. You bring hope alive in our hearts
And cause our Spirits to be born again. Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds. Come and kindle in us a mighty flame,
So that, in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name. Amen.
New Year 2019


These are the ten things that Pope Francis called upon Vatican employees to do:
1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.” 
3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.” 
4. “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.” 
5. “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.” 
6. “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.” 
7. “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.” 
8. “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.” 
9. “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”
10. “Making sure your Christmas is about Jesus and not about shopping.”

It’s a good list: it’s clearly rooted in Catholic teachings, but presented in a way that anyone can embrace Perhaps we can find on this list at least one or two resolutions that speak to areas in which we really need to grow.
Hope this helps, and happy New Year!


Saturday 29th: 10:00am & 6:30pm (vigil)         

Sunday 30th. -  8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm.          
Hospital: 9:00am          Durrow 11:30am.         

Mon. 31st. & Tues. ist. Jan 2019 - 10:00am.          
Jan. 1st. - Polish Mass: 2:30pm.         
Wed., Thu, &  Fri. -  7:45am & 10:00am. 

We are in the process of updating our lists for the issuing of the weekly parish envelope collection boxes.  We will be issuing the list we have used in previous years and if you have any corrections, additions or cancellations, please contact the parish office.  Many thanks for your support of this collection and every contribution makes a difference and is appreciated.

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This is the title of a newly published book compiled and written by Paddy Finlay (Pictured here with his wife Jennie) which recalls a childhood growing up on a farm in Bracklin, <<Click Here>> for photos. Paddy's book is a wonderful account of times gone by and its publication will ensure thet these memories are not forgotten.

Over an eight-month period, WMOF2018 opened its doors to Moondance Productions who filmed some of the team for a fly on the wall style documentary. Over the 60 minutes of this programme, you will see through the eyes of clergy, event managers, volunteers and Gardaí, part of the planning, obstacles and emotions associated with this momentous Papal visit to Ireland.  
Many staff and volunteers worked in the background and do not appear in this documentary, as it only represents a small percentage of all the work done. We are certain that it will remind you of Pope Francis in Ireland and we hope that you enjoy it.
The documentary will air on December 31st 2018 at 6:30 pm on the National Broadcaster RTÉ One. If you live abroad, you will be able to view the documentary on the RTE Player from the 1st to the 7th of January 2019.
The next available Baptism dates are Sun 6th Jan, in Tullamore & Sun 13th Jan in Durrow.  To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.


In The Parish Centre; Rosary 6:15 p.m.,and  Mass at 7:00 p.m.  All Welcome. 


Revisit Talks, Events and Homilies of WMOF2018
With a packed programme of over 200 events at the Pastoral Congress in the RDS, it would have been impossible to get to everything. Or maybe your volunteer schedule prevented you from attending a particular presentation, panel discussion or workshop. Many of the panels and talks were recorded and are now available to view on our website.


Video Link

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)
July 2019 for 7 nights.  Half board €719pps.  Early booking offers on or before 18th Dec.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399, P.J. Smyth 086879190, Luke McNamee 0879113118.

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. [Jonathan Edwards]

Perpetual Adoration
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