05 February 2023

For the week beginning on Sunday 01st.  Jan.  2023

A Church

NEW YEAR 2023

On behalf of everyone on the parish team I want to  thank you, our parishioners for your prayers and support during the past year.  We have rallied together as community and as parish and we have grown together.  May the hope and strength of Christ be with you in this New Year. 

Fr Joe Gallagher PP

MESSAGE FOR THIS NEW YEAR 

New Year message: “roll up our sleeves for peace”

(Last year, Pope Francis made a plea for peace in his New Year message.  That same plea must be heard in our world as we begin a new year.) 

In his New Year message Pope Francis urges everyone to "roll up our sleeves" for peace.  He invites the faithful to keep positive while working to build a better society. 

Pope marked World Day of Peace.  He devoted his Angelus address to encouraging a stop to violence around the world, telling the assembled crowd at Saint Peter's Square to keep peace at the forefront of their thoughts.

"Let's go home thinking peace, peace, peace. We need peace," said the pope, following his Angelus prayer.

"I was looking at the images in the television programme today, about war, displaced people, the miseries. This is happening today in the world. We want peace."

The Pope reminded the faithful that peace required "concrete actions," such as forgiving others and promoting justice.

"And it needs a positive outlook as well, one that always sees, in the Church as well as in society, not the evil that divides us, but the good that unites us!" he said, speaking from the window of the Apostolic Palace.

"Getting depressed or complaining is useless. We need to roll up our sleeves to build peace." 

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

Friday 6th is the Feast of the Epiphany.  Mass times are as follows: 

Vigil (5th) Durrow 8.00pm

Tullamore 7.45am, 10.00am, 1.10pm, 6.30pm.

PARISH CENTRE

THE PARISH CENTRE WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY 3RD. JANUARY 2023

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

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. 

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  

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

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