28 September 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 14th. August 2022

 

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UNIVERSAL SYNOD 2021-2023

Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has been completed and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee.  The synthesis can be viewed on www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June.       

Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions.  Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each deanery.     

As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go, and how we are to pursue it”.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

Monday 15th. August is the Feast of the Assumption.  Mass times will be as follows:

Tullamore Church: 7.45am, 1.10pm & 6.30pm.

No Vigil Mass in Durrow

CLONMINCH CEMETERY SUNDAY

Cemetery Sunday is Sunday, 21st. August at 1.00pm in Clonminch.  This is an important day in our Parish, especially as it will be the first time in three years that we will be able to gather to remember our dead and their families.

There will be no 1.00pm Mass in the Church of the Assumption.

We ask all families to continue removing waste material from their graves and we acknowledge the efforts that people have been making in maintaining and keeping the cemetery tidy.  

The collection taken up at the gates will help us to maintain the cemetery to its usual high standard.  Your support will be most appreciated. 

Eucharistic Ministers needed for the Cemetery Mass.  Please leave your name on list in the Sacristy.

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PRAYERS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES IN KILBRIDE CHURCH & GRAVEYARD

This will take place on Sat. 27th. Aug. at 7.00pm. All are very welcome. Gate collection to help towards maintenance costs of the graveyard.

THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR AUGUST

For small businesses:  We pray for small and medium-sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating and serving their communities.

FOLK CHOIR

New members welcome to join the Folk Choir for 6.30pm Mass.  Ph Sean 0852642752 for details.

COURSES AT NLN TULLAMORE

National Learning Network is enrolling for QQI Level 4 Retail & Employment Skills & Information Technology & Office Skills programmes commencing September.   Ph 086 174 1402 for more information.

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click  for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARENTS FIRST

PARENTS FIRST are looking for parents or grandparents to pass on their valuable knowledge and experience in bringing up children. Please phone Dolores or Attracta on 057 9322996 or 086 1959221

VOLUNTEER OFFALY    

Register your voluntary organisation or become a volunteer contact 083 0154669 for more information or register on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 11.30am to facilitate Mass goers.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES

Lourdes 12-17 Sept. Pilgrimage fare from €759 includes flights, 5 nights full board, travel insurance, government and shrine taxes.  Book with Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary. Baptisms take place monthly on the first Sunday in Tullamore, second Sunday in Durrow, third and fourth Saturday in Tullamore.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary at least three months in advance.  All couples getting married must complete a pre-marriage course.  Contact ACCORD 0579341831 or www.accord.ie.  ACCORD also providecouple and relationship counseling In-Person and Online in Tullamore.  Phone 057 9341831 or 0864669926 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service forople who have problems with money management): Nationl Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

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