25 June 2016


Community Events

Charities and not for profit groups 
can advertise events free of charge on this page

Updated 24th June 2016


PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spend an hour with the Lord:  Sun 2-3pm; Wed 2-3pm; Fri 1-2pm, 8-9pm; Sat 6-7pm.  Ph 085 116 2668.

1ST FRI/1ST SAT DEVOTIONS TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS & MARY: Fri 1, Parish Centre – Rosary/Prayers 6pm; Mass 7pm.  All are most welcome.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELL BEING Thurs 30, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre.   Donation of €5 towards Parish Funds.

“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre.  Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE:  14-21 Sept.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399 or Luke McNamee 0879113118.

TULLAMORE SOCIAL SERVICES thank all who supported recent ‘pop-up’ coffee shop.  Check out facebook page TSS Tullamore for future events to help support elderly & local organisations.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY thanks all who supported recent church gate collection.  €2504 was the amount collected

PHOENIX MARKET Sat, 10-3pm, Kilcruttin Business Centre.  All proceeds to local charities.  Ph 0879301749/0877625463.

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 8114135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 8033126

DOCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Drop In Centre, Offaly St, Mon to Thurs, 10am-2pm.  Phone 9328268.

OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICES:  Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800323232.

RAINBOWS – peer support programme helping children grieving death or separation:  Ph 0871039292.

ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (Tara) meet Thurs, 3pm, Parish Centre.  All are welcome.


HEALING MASS SS Peter's & Pauls Church, Athlone, Thurs 30, 7.30pm All are welcome.  Ph 087 7828283 for more details.

Cemetery Sunday in Clonminch will be on Sunday 21st Aug at 1.00pm.
Cemetery Sunday in Durrow will be on Sunday 11th Sept.  Blessing of graves will follow 11.30am Mass.

ORDINATION OF FR CONOR McGEE We wish Fr. Conor every blessing in his ministry as a priest in our diocese.  We are pleased to welcome him here among us during the coming weeks.  The Ordination and First Mass were special community occasions in our parish.  A sincere word of gratitude to everyone who planned and worked for this special occasion and to all who participated in the ceremonies.  Please keep Fr. Conor in your prayers and continue to pray that others will answer God’s call to priesthood and religious life.

SENIOR CITIZEN’S BINGO  Our Junior PPC are holding their popular senior citizen’s bingo on Friday 1 after 10.00am Mass.  All are welcome.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION, for supporting the work and charities of Pope Francis, takes place Sunday 26th June at the exit doors after Mass.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award, Sept. If interested ph training unit on 057 9370221


HOST FAMILIES wanted for Spanish students.  Ph Marie 087 415 4383.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Sat 25/ Sun 26.  Contact Sr Bridget 021-4251100, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AL-ATEEN /AL-ANON meet Health Centre, Thurs 8pm.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL:  7-10 July, Cistercian College, Roscrea, for 16-35 year olds.  For more details ph 01 6753692 or see www.youth2000.ie

GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 8114135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 803 3126

ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm.  All welcome.

TULLAMORE MEDITATION GROUP: Parish Centre every Monday evening at 7pm

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SHOP:  Good quality furniture needed. Please contact Tommy on 057 93 22072.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Bereavement Support Group requires volunteers for their one-to-one listening service.  Volunteers will have to complete an application form and as part of our safeguarding policy, will also have to undergo the Garda Vetting process.  Training will be provided.  For application forms and further information, contact Margaret Kelly, Parish Support Services, 057 9326604

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11-18 Sept, 2017 (100th Anniversary) Deposit €100 must be paid before the 6TH MAY THIS YEAR, to secure a place for the special year 2017.   Ph Anna  090 6482228.

MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 12-17 Sept.  Fare €719. Ph 01-6359300.  Young people interested in helping contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hospital Pilgrim Section ph Ann Boland 087 791 4828.

COMMUNITY WEEKLY 5K WALK: Wednesday, 8pm from Scally’s Centra.  Refreshments after - tea, water & fruit.

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND – led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – 9th Sept, 8 nights; €1495 pps.  Contact MAP Travel, 01 8783111 or www.maptravel.ie

GEASHILL TIDY TOWNS looking for historical items relating to Alderborough Nursery & St Brigid Anemone.  Ph 086 466 4566.

THE HUB:  Free mortgage arrears advice service.  Facebook or ph 01 5349118 / 086 898 5747.

AWARE:  Weekly meetings, Mondays (except bank holiday), Riada House, 7.30pm; for adults with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mood related conditions.

CEILÍ & SET DANCING CLASSES Tues, Durrow Hall, 8.30pm.   Ph Martin: 086 844 7495.  All welcome, including beginners.

OFFALY CIVIL DEFENCE – (Volunteer based service supporting Primary Response Agencies) looking for new recruits.  Contact 057 9327429, 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri; or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

needs donations – gifts, clothing, household items, books, dvd’s, etc.  Ph 085 856 8283.

LIVING LINKS CHARITY SHOP:  Laurelle Plaza, Market Sq: Mon, 10am-5pm; Tues-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 11.30am-4.30pm.  Donations always appreciated.  Support to suicide bereaved.

WORLD YOUTH DAY KRAKOW 2016 (Gathering of young Catholics with Pope Francis):  For young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. Please find information and booking forms on Diocesan website, www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth.      

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY WANTED to teach English, Mondays, 7-9pm, Parish Centre.  Ph Rose 087 6469 680.

OFFALY COMHALTAS:  Traditional Irish music classes, Sat, 12-1, St Mary'€™s Youth & Community Centre. Ph 087 265 6586.

€œTULLAMORE TO CALAIS REFUGEE SUPPORT€:  Looking for donations of goods. Ph Lena 087 328 9123 / Maria 087 350 4486 for information on collection points etc.