26 November 2020
O sweet Child of Bethlehem, grant that we may share with all our hearts in this
profound mystery of Christmas. Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
for which they sometimes seek so desperately and which You alone can give to them.
  Christmas

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES 

The full schedule of Masses and other Christmas ceremonies has been published this week. <<Click Here>> for flyer.

RECONCILIATION DAY - SATURDAY DEC. 21st.


Mass, Followed by Confessions: 10:00 am, 6:30 pm. with reconciliation service after each Mass.  There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a priest available in the Church for Confessions throughout the day.

PARISH CENTRE CHRISTMAS CLOSING

The entre will close  on the evening of Tuesday 24th. Dec. and will re-open on the morning of Tursday 2nd. Jan. 2020. During that period you can contact a priest for emergencies on Ph: 0579321587.

EVENING PRAYER FOR ADVENT

The Evening Prayer for Advent continues each Sunday evening during Advent at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Presented by Sacred Heart School Choir under the Direction of Mr. Shane Farrell, Wed. 18 at 7:30 pm, in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

LONGEST NIGHT DAWN OF HOPE    

Come - light a candle and pray with us on the Longest Night Dawn of Hope, praying together for people who find Christmas difficult, challenging or lonely, Sunday 22nd at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption. You, O Lord keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. (Psalm 18:28)

SACRED HEART SCHOOL

On Monday 16th. December 2019 Staff & Students of The Sacred Heart School opened its doors to friends, past students and parents to view a showcase of the school's new gym and ASD Unit. <<Click Here>> for photographs.

Students from the school will be joining the Parish Mass at 10:00 am on Fri. 20th. Choir & musicians will participate & all are welcome to attend..

BLESSING OF CHILD JESUS STATUES

Next Sunday, Dec. 22nd, we invite children to bring the baby Jesus statue from their crib to Mass. At the end of all Masses, the Children will be invited to come forward and have the Statue blessed and they will then be ready to put it into the crib at home on Christmas Day.

BAPTISMS                

The next available Baptism dates 
 
 
 
are Sat. 21st. Dec. & Sun.  5th.  Jan. In Tullamore & Sun. 12th. Dec. in  Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th. Dec. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.

CONFESSIONS                 

Saturday:  12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Other Notices
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The charismatic prayer group has moved to Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue  every Wed. at 7:45 pm. All welcome.
ROSARY
In The Church Of The Assumption every Saturday after 6:30 pm. mass for evangelisation of our country. 
POLISH MASS
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. 
POLSKA MASS
Święta Ofiara Mszy jest obchodzony w języku polskim 2.30pm w kościele Wniebowzięcia NMP na 4. niedzielę każdego miesiąca . 
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:
24th. Oct 2020. (Discount for bookings before 20th. Dec.)  Ph. Pat 0863192399, P.J. 0868796190 or Luke 0879113118
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:
Easter Monday - April 13th. 2020 for 7 nights.  Ph. Paul Galvin, 0878375407.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:
1-9th June 2020, Fr. Mark English.  0469068600; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or wwwtravalue.ie.
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND:
Edenderry Parish, 24th. April 2020, €815, pp, for information contact Piotr, 0866066123.
CAR PARKING AVAILABLE
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)
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. [Benjamin Franklin]

Perpetual  Adoration
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