14 July 2020
Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in
need of hope. There are times when I feel helpless, There are times when
I feel weak. I pray for hope. I need hope for a better future. I need 
hope for a better life. I need hope for love and kindness.  Amen
 hope 

Father Seán MacGearty

A Remembrance Mass for Fr. Seán MacGearty, former curate here in Tullamore, will be on Sunday 26th. Jan. at 1:00 p.m. in Tullamore Church.

DO THIS IN MEMORY 

St. Joseph’s: Saturday 25th. January 6:30 pm 

Ballinamere: Sunday 26th. January 10:00 am

Gaelscoil: Sunday 26th. January 10:00 am

Scoil Bhríde: Sunday 26th. January 11:30 am

Scoil Mhuire: Sunday 26th. January 11:30 am

Parish School: Sunday 26th. January 11:30 am

Durrow: Sunday 26th. January 11:30 am

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2020

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” (see John 17.21).   Christians come together to pray for their unity. Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. The event that touches off this special experience is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Traditionally the week of prayer is celebrated between 18–25 January, between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul.  The theme for 2020 is ‘Unusual Kindness’. The materials have been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta and Gozo.

Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity. It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer together.

Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith.

This year the Christian Unity Prayer Service will take place in the Methodist Church, Church St, today, Sunday 19th  at 5.00pm.  All are welcome.

ALFIE LAMBE COMMEMORATIVE MASS

This Commemorative Mass for Alfie Lambe will be celebrated on Sunday 2nd. February at 11:00 a.m. in Trim Co. Meath.

EVENING OF PRAYER, REFLECTION AND INPUT

For Parents/guardians of First Communion and Confirmation children in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore on Tuesday January 28th. at 7:30 p.m.

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE

The Court Hotel, 20th; 27th. Jan. & 3rd. Feb. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fee €70, FREE to JSB or JSA, ph. 0579357480 www.localenterprise.ie/Offaly. 

HOST FAMILIES REQUIRED

For French students in July and August. Contact Marie on 0874154983 after 3:00 p.m. or text host.

BAPTISMS                 

The next available Baptism dates 
are Sat. 22nd. Feb. & Sun. 1st. Mar. in Tullamore & Sun. 8th. Mar. in  Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 19th. Feb. 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)
To live without Hope is to Cease to live. [Fyodor Dostoevsky]

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