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Updated 24th March 2017
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL: Can you spend an hour to sit with the Lord: Sun 4-5am (urgent), 5-6pm; Mon 2-3pm;Tues 2-3pm; Wed 4-5pm; Thurs 2-3pm? Ph 085 116 2668.
HOLY THURSDAY The washing of the feet is a very important part of the Holy Week celebrations. It takes place during the Holy Thursday Mass at 7.30pm. We need twelve people for this celebration. If you would be willing to participate in the washing of the feet please leave your name in the sacristy.
Weekday Masses: 7.30am, 10.00am & 7.30pm.
Evening Prayer for Lent continues Sunday, 19th, at 5.30pm in the Church of the Assumption. All are welcome.
Monday Evenings in Lent Every Monday evening this Lent we have a guest speaker to lead us in prayer and reflection. This week we welcome Fr Liam Lawton who is well known in music ministry and a priest in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Mass begins at 7.30 and concludes with Lenten devotions and Benediction.
EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCES/MOVEMENT FOR MEDITATION & WELLBEING Thurs 30, 7.15-8.45pm, Parish Centre. Donation €5 towards Parish Funds.
ST PHILOMENA’S NS: Enrolment/Information evening for incoming 3rd class pupils, Wed 29, 7.30pm, in the school.
TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities, Saturday, 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin. Ph 087 905 0910 for details.
FRIENDS OF CHERNOBYL CHILDREN TULLAMORE: Host families wanted for summer. If interested phone Mary 087 063 5232 / Alma 086 385 7374 on or before Mon 20 Mar.
ROSARY for new evangelisation, Saturdays, after Vigil Mass.
MEDITATION: Mondays, 7-8pm, Parish Centre. All welcome.
DÓCHAS OFFALY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE: Providing supportive care, factual information, holistic therapies, counselling and mindfulness, Mon-Thurs, 10am-2pm. or ph 057 9328268 or
GROW: Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come and learn a practical psychology of mental health. All welcome. Contact Assumpta 086 811 4135
OFFALY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE: Helpline 9351886 for information or to make an appointment.
SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE: Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1 800 323232.
SOSAD – free confidential counselling service – depression, suicide. Ph 057 9346704; email
AA: Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.
21ST NATIONAL PIONEER BALL: Sat 8 Apr, Sheraton Hotel Athlone, after 6.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church, celebrated by Bishop Francis Duffy. Tickets €30. Ph Brenda 087-618 9411.
MEATH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Smith, 12-17 Sept. Section for sick pilgrims. Contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, 01-6359300. Youth section, 18-30 years. Contact
NIGHTFEVER! An Hour of Adoration in preparation for next “Nightfever” will be in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 29th from 8.00-9.00pm.
Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018 Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on next weekend (1st and 2nd of April). Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.
ACCORD are looking for Facilitators for premarriage courses. Professional training provided. Contact
FAMILY CARERS IRELAND providing support and home respite services. For more info contact Sheilah Kinsella at 086 020 8507 or 057 9322920: email:
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 8 June, 7 nights with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie. Ph Pat Kidney 086 319 2399 or P.J. Smith 086 879 6190.
ATHLONE MIDLANDS SAMARITANS: Volunteers needed. Email
or send name, address & phone no to The Samaritans, 3, Court Devenish, Athlone. Samaritans available 24 hours on freecall 116123.
COLLECTORS AT MASS Collectors are urgently needed for the 10.00am and 1.00pm Sunday Masses. If you would like to help, please leave your name and phone number in the Sacristy.
READERS FOR LENT Readers are wanted for the 7.30pm weekly Masses during Lent. Please leave your name in the Sacristy.
TULLAMORE SCOUT GROUP: Adult volunteers wanted to work with children on a weekly basis. Ph Marie 085 882 1303.
TULLAMORE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOC (TARA): New venue, Charleville Centre, Tuesdays, 3.30-5.30pm.
CÉILÍ Durrow Hall, Sun 5, 4-7pm. Glenside Céilí band. All welcome.
OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER GROUP: Monthly Mass & Devotions, 1st Tues, 7.30pm Killina Church. All welcome.
SCOIL MHUIRE: Enrolling now for September ’17. Enrolment forms available in the school. Ph: 057 9321222.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: Foróige looking for adults 18+ for ‘BigBrother BigSister’ (Adult/Young Person 1to1 mentoring) programme. Contact 086 859 6879 / 086 0471 420 or
GROW: Wed, 11am, Tullamore Library. Ph 086 811 4135
“SHALOM TIDINGS”, a Catholic magazine featuring informative, reflective & inspirational articles, available from Parish Centre. Donation of €2 will go towards Parish Funds.
A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY: 6-month distance learning course starting soon. Email
. Visit www.maryvale.ac.uk
100TH ANNIVERSARY APPARITION AT FATIMA - Legion of Mary Promoting Family Rosary: If you would like Our Lady’s statue & the Rosary at home, ph 086 31 43302.
Rosary Mon, 7pm, Tullamore Church; 13th each month, 8.15pm, Alfie Lambe House, Arden Rd.
SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP: Donations of gifts, clothing, jewellery, books, dvd’s etc welcome. Ph 085 856 8283.
HOBBY NIGHT CLASSES, Tullamore Further Education Centre, Castle Buildings, Tara St. For details contact Michelle 057 9349441/email:
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St. All welcome.
LITURGY GROUP The Parish Liturgy Group group looks after the organising of the liturgy in the Parish. It meets monthly and reviews what has taken place and plans for the future. We are looking for some extra members for the Parish Liturgy Group. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.
WELLBEING GROUPS resume Mon 9, Parish Centre. Ph Carmel 087 642 5786 for more information.
SENIOR HELPLINE – A listening service for older people – daily 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. LoCall 1850 440 444, no more than 30c. All calls completely confidential.
NO NAME CLUB: Adult volunteers wanted to help set up club - offering young people 15-18 a safe and fun environment to socialise with their peers. Ph Bryan Fennell on 085 833 9317.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND led by Fr Gerry MacCormack PP Kingscourt, 18-26 April. Ph Kingscourt Parish 042 9667314.
TULLAMORE SCOUTS: New members welcome – Cubs 9-11yrs, Tuesdays; Scout/Venturers 12-16yrs Mondays. Adults also required to train as leaders. Details from Marie 085 127 5898.
OXFAM SHOP: Volunteers wanted 2–6pm, Mon–Fri and/or bank holidays & Sundays. Ph Susanne 057 9322801, email
or call in for an application form.
FÁILTE ISTEACH - English Language classes Mon 7-9pm, Parish Centre. For more information ph Ambrose, 086 053 7660.
RAINBOWS: Programme for children aged 6 – 12 years affected by bereavement or separation Phone: 087 103 9292
DURROW CEILI CLUB: Ceili and set classes Tuesday nights at 8.30 pm new members welcome
POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD The Pope John Paul II awards were designed to encourage young people to become more actively involved in their parish and local community and to support them in deepening their faith. It is envisaged by the Steering Committee that the next group of parishes and schools will begin the awards over the coming months. All young people who wish to participate in the programme must register with the John Paul II committee and their work be overseen by a local Programme Awards Leader from the parish/school who acts as a liaison with the committee.
Further information about the awards and how they will operate within the diocese of Meath may be found online at http://thepopejohnpauliiawardd.com/meath/ or by contacting Sean on 086 830 0334.
THE THIRD STRAND: Practice is Wednesday 6.30–8.00pm in the Church. Anyone wishing to join the band please contact Annette 086 058 3809.
FORÓIGE: Volunteers wanted (18+) for ‘Big Brother Big Sister’ programme – supporting 10-18yr olds. More info available at http://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister
ARDEN ACTIVE AGE GROUP Arden View Resource Centre, Mon 3pm. All welcome.
AL-ATEEN /AL-ANON meet Health Centre, Thurs 8pm.
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
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.
OFFALY CIVIL DEFENCE – (Volunteer based service supporting Primary Response Agencies) looking for new recruits. Contact 057 9327429, 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri; or
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.