14 July 2020
St. Therese, Flower of fervour and love, please intercede for us.
Fill our hearts with your pure love of God. Make us more aware of 
the goodness of God and how well He tends His garden. Instill in us 
your little way of doing ordinary things with extra-ordinary love. Amen
 Therese 

PARISH FINANCE REPORT

The finance report for 2019 is available this weekend in the churches and we encourage you to take a copy home.  Our parish debt is now €219,119. We have made solid progress in reducing our debt during the year and we have also been able to support and develop our busy parish.  This is due to the generosity of our parishioners. Your weekly contribution to the plate and envelope collections and your support of our fundraising events are making a difference.  We thank you for your generosity and appeal to you to continue your support.  We can be proud of our parish.  Thank you. The Parish Finance Committee.

READERS FOR LENT

Readers are needed for the evening masses during Lent. Please leave your name in the Sacristy if you would like to volunteer. 

MASS READINGS DURING LENT A weekly talk on the daily Mass Readings for Lent, will be given by Fr. Heaney each Tuesday in the Parish Centre, after 10.00am Mass.  All are welcome.  If you have a Bible, please bring it along.

CONNECTING WITH SAINTS WHO INSPIRE US TODAY

During Lent, Fr. Luke and Fr. Fergal will give a 15 min. Presentation on saints who inspire us today, after Friday 7:30 pm Mass in the Day Chapel. 
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Lenten Masses: Monday - Friday 7:30 am, 10:00 am, 7:30 pm

Weekday Stations of the Cross: Monday - Saturday, 9:45 am

Bible Reflection: Every Tuesday after 10:00 am Mass in Parish Centre

Sunday Evening Prayer, Adoration & Benediction: 5:30 - 6.00 pm

ACCORD CATHOLIC MARRIAGE CARE SERVICE SEEKING 
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE FACILITATORS

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation course facilitators.

Accord is seeking applications from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. 

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service has 54 centres in dioceses throughout the country. Last year a total of 16,048 individuals attended Accord marriage preparation courses across the island of Ireland. 

Accord’s marriage facilitators come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are trained and work under supervision in accordance with best practice. 

Successful applicants will receive professional training and will be part of a team delivering marriage preparation courses locally.  

Contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for receipt of application forms to be included in Selections for this year is Friday 15th May.

Application forms and additional information about becoming a facilitator is available on www.accord.ie. 

DO THIS IN MEMORY

St. Josephs: Saturday March 7th 6.30pm (Vigil).     
Ballinamere/Gaelscoil: Sunday  March 8th 10.00am.     
Scoil Bhride/Scoil Mhuire/Parish School: Sunday March 8th 11.30am     
Durrow: Sunday March 8th, 11.30am (Durrow Church).

EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONS FOR LENT

This Lent, have you considered, instead of giving up, taking up? Why not take up an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with the Lord at this Oasis of peace in the Hospital Chapel Tullamore.  No obligation!  Just drop in and surrender all your troubles to the Lord, at a time that is convienent to you or if a more structured hour is preferred, contact Pat 085 1162668 for further info.   You wont regret it.

CANAL CAMINO 

A Canal Camino Way Walk will take place on the 17th. March, from Tullamore & Edenderry, starting at 7.30 am, and moving on to Croghan Hill for Mass at noon. Looking for people to raise funds. Info & sponsorship cards ph. Laz 0866778807, Aislinn 087068 8530, Ricey 0868153047, Paul 0878375407 or Ronan (087)6189094, www.selfhelpafrica.org or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PARISH RETREAT

Sat. 14th March, Parish Centre.  Mass 10am, concluding 3pm. Booking essential at Parish Centre. Refreshments served.  Organised by Knights of St. Columbanus. 

BAPTISMS                      

The next available Baptism dates 
are Sat. 21st. & 28th. March & Sun. 5th. April in  Tullamore The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wed 18th. Mar. 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.  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)
Holiness consists simply in doing God's will and being just what He wants us to be. [Therese of Lisieux]

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