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19 November 2018
Tullamore Parish
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my efforts in order to obtain
That all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and that
The Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe.
Amen
Claire Guinan
 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE 

Our annual Christmas Carol Service, featuring 10 Parish and School Choirs, will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 7.00pm in the Church of the Assumption.  Admission is €10 with U-14’s free.  Tickets are available from the Parish Centre.  Choirs taking part include: Childrens' Mass Choir; Charleville N.S.; Scoil Eoin Póil; Tullamore College; St. Philomena's N.S.; Ballinamere N.S.; Gael Scoil; Scoil Mhuire; Durrow N.S.; St. Colmcille's Church Choir.   

ST. CATHERINE’S CHURCH SUPPORT APPEAL 

We share the pain of the Church of Ireland community in the wake of the terrible act of vandalism committed against St. Catherine’s Hophill.  Our solidarity and our love is the most important thing we can offer.  We also wish to help materially. Envelopes are available in the Church and the Parish Centre, for you to make a contribution towards the cost of re-sorting the building. This will be collected and given from our parish at the end of the month. They can be dropped into the sacristy, the Parish Centre or in the weekly collection baskets.  

The Church of Ireland’s generosity and welcome when our parish church burned down in 1983 will never be forgotten.     

There will also be a Coffee Morning and raffle in the Parish Centre on Thursday 15th. from 10.30am-12.30pm.  Baked goodies welcomed!   Donations can also be sent via St Catherine’s “Go Fund Me” web site at www.gofundme.com/st-catherines-church-repair-appeal or to The Treasurer, St Catherine’s Church, Charleville Centre, Church Avenue.  Cheques should  be made payable to Tullamore Union of Parishes.  Your support is most welcome.

ECUMENICAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

A service marking Armistice Day, will be held in O’Connor Sq. on Sun. 25th. starting at 2:30 p.m. to remember men and women from Offaly who fought and died.  All are welcome to attend.     

HEART AND SOUL - PORTRAITS OF IRISH MUSICIANS  

Local Artist, Claire Guinan, brings her exhibition of large scale oil portraits of well known Irish musicians back to her home town.  <<Click Here>>

GLOBAL CATHOLIC CLIMATE MOVEMENT

The heads of six continental bishops’ conferences have signed a rare joint statement urging political leaders to solve climate change.  The bishops’ call is clear: 
“We call for ambitious and immediate action to be taken in order to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of the climate crisis.  These actions need to be taken by the international community at all levels: by persons, communities, cities, regions, nations.” 
The bishops’ statement is aimed at world leaders who are preparing for a UN climate summit in Poland this December.  We pray thanks for the bishops’ leadership.  Now, it’s our turn to respond.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

The official "Switching On" of the town's Christmas lights will take place in William St., on Sun. 18th. Nov. at 6.00 p.m. The ceremony will be preceded by a parade from Tullamore railway station led by Santa himself and a Christmas Market on Patrick St. from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a second Market in Kilbride Plaza from Fri. 21st. to Sun. 23rd. December.
BAPTISMS

The next available Baptism dates are Sat 24th Nov, Sun 2nd Dec & Sat 15th Dec, in Tullamore & Sun 9th Dec in Durrow. The pre-baptism meeting for these dates is on Wednesday 21st. November. To book in for the meeting and baptisms, contact the Parish Secretary, at the Parish Office, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm.

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SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING:  Evening Prayer & Benediction for the Titular Feast of Mullingar Cathedral will be celebrated at the Cathedral on Sun. 25th. Nov. at 5:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

ST. PADRE PIO MASS:  Tues. 20th. at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Assumption.  All are welcome.

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ACTION REQUIRED TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

Pope Francis urges the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and all people of good will to take urgent action against the injustice of climate change and the ecological crisis, to protect the poor and future generations. His encyclical letter Laudato Si’ is a compelling call to care for our common home, Earth, building on a long history of Catholic teaching. We are building a vibrant movement to respond to Pope Francis’ call.

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CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Due to limited space in Parish Centre, our 'Life in the Spirit' will continue in the Presbyterian Church hall 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 . 
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)
 
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Perpetual Adoration
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