27 November 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 13th.  Nov.  2022

A Church

CAUSE OF FR. WILLIAM  DOYLE S.J.

Bishop Deenihan has promulgated an Edict announcing that he was opening the Cause for the Beatification and Canonisation of the Servant of God, Father William Doyle SJ (1873-1917). The Opening Session of the Cause will take place at the Cathedral on Sunday 20 Nov at 5pm, following Sung Vespers of the Solemnity of Christ the King.  An invitation is extended to everyone to attend the ceremony.

Father Doyle is renowned for his holiness and heroism and, though he died over a hundred years ago, his reputation for sanctity and intercessory power endures and devotion is stronger than ever throughout the world. A whole new generation is discovering him and he is winning the hearts of young Catholics who are impressed with his heroic spirit, his vibrant personality, and his intense spiritual life.

Father Willie’s connection with our diocese is an important one. He entered the Jesuits at the college in Rahan in March 1891 and the two years he spent there were among the most formative in his life.  The official website for his Canonisation offers details on his life, holiness, and sacrifice.  See: williedoyle.org. 

1ST. COMMUNION RITUALS

Our second ritual [Mass] in preparation for First Confession and First Communion is as follows:

Saturday 12th. Nov. at 6.30pm: St Joseph’s N.S.

Sunday 13th. Nov. at 10.00am: Ballinamere/Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada.

Sunday 13th. Nov. at 11.30am: Scoil Bhríde/Scoil Mhuire/Parish School.  All the above in Tullamore Church.

Sunday 13th. Nov. at 11.30am: Durrow N.S. in Durrow Church.

MASS FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD 

On Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, we will support and pray for parents who have lost a child.

At this Mass we will pray for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter.

We will remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth.  We also welcome parents who have undergone the trauma of abortion.

All are most welcome.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE 

A Christmas Carol Service will take place on Sunday 11th. Dec. at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  It will feature the Meath Diocesan Choir (Director Jim Walsh) along with local choirs from Durrow N.S. Ballinamere N.S. Sacred Heart School and Children’s Mass Group.

Admission is free but there but there will be collection boxes available for voluntary contributions to go to nominated charities for Christmas.

VOCATIONS NOTICE 

Mass for Vocations on Friday 18th. at 7.30pm takes place in Holy Family Church, Drogheda, celebrated by Fr. Stephen Kennedy.  Fr Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Meath, will preach on the Example of Sts. Peter and Paul for the Priesthood today. If you are still in school, in college or are working you are most welcome. 

Live from Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations 

Vocations contact details:  Fr Tony Gonoude 0449373923; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;  www.meathvocations.com

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 

Can you cover a holy hour? Hours available. Further info. phone Pat 085 1162668

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND  

6-14 Mar 2023.  Cost €2195.  Booking Navan Travel, 0469068600.  Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish Office 0429667314. 

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

PARKING IN CHURCH GROUNDS  

As and from Monday 28th February 2022, the Church barrier will be open only from 7.00am until 12.00 non to facilitate Mass goers.

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

ALONE

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  

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