22 January 2017


Community Events

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Updated 20th January 2017

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you spare an hour with the Lord once a week: Mon 7-8am; 8-9am; Wed 7-8am, 11-12noon; Fri 5-6pm; Sat 9-10am?  Ph 085 116 2668.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA:  8 June, 7 nights with Spiritual Director, Fr. Shane Crombie.  Ph Pat Kidney 0863192399 or P.J. Smith 086 879 6190.

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.

EXPERIENCE GENTLE DANCE/MOVEMENT for meditation and wellbeing, Thurs 26, 7.15-8.45pm in the Parish Centre.  Donation of €5 towards parish funds.

MIDLAND CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP LTD:  Meeting Tues 24, 7.30pm sharp, Parish Centre.

ONE DAY MORE” thank all for supporting church gate collection in Dec- €900 collected to support parents and babies.

SUE RYDER CHARITY SHOP:  Donations of gifts, clothing, jewellery, books, dvd’s etc welcome.  Ph 085 856 8283.

READY: Dinner & dance, Sun 22, Maunsells, 7.30pm.  All welcome.  To book ph 9341235.


HOBBY NIGHT CLASSES, Tullamore Further Education Centre, Castle Buildings, Tara St.  For details contact Michelle 057 9349441/email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award February; One-day workshops on Nutrition, Dementia and Mental Health. For more info contact 057 9322920.

RETIREMENT MASS for Dr Kyran Bulger, Consultant Medical Oncologist, 15 Feb, 6pm, Tullamore Church.  All are welcome.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Wed 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  All welcome.

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 1 800 323232.

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.

MASS COLLECTORS & STEWARDS Collectors and stewards are needed for Saturday Vigil 6.30pm, Sunday 8.30am and 1.00pm Masses.  If you would like to help please leave your name in the Sacristy.

asked if you were fed up of New Year Resolutions that get you nowhere, leave you feeling worse than before.  And if so, would you like a fresh experience, a chance to deepen your faith or maybe Discover Christ for the first time?  If your answer is yes, why not join us for a meal, a DVD and some good conversation around the meaning of life in Jesus Christ.  Starting Saturday 4th February at 7.30pm (after 6.30pm Vigil Mass) in the Parish Centre, “Discovering Christ” is an 8 week Catholic experience that offers the chance to explore answers to some of the most important questions worth asking about God and life.  To register complete the registration form (available from the Bulletin trays) and return to the Parish Centre or bring to any of the Masses next weekend (volunteers will be available to collect them).  Alternatively, you can email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on 087 921 5838.  Places are limited so please register early.

CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK The Christian Unity Week Service is on today, Sunday 22, at 5.00pm in St. Catherine’s Church, Hop Hill.  This is an opportunity to pray for Christian unity and give thanks for the positive relationships that exist between the churches.  The theme of this year’s Service is “Crossing Barriers”.  The service will be followed by refreshments in the Charleville Centre.

TULLAMORE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB:  Table Quiz, Fri 20, 9pm, Digans.  Table of 4 €40.


WELLBEING GROUPS resume Mon 9, Parish Centre.  Ph Carmel 087 642 5786 for more information.

ROSARY for new evangelization, after vigil Mass Saturday.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION Ballykilmurray Community Centre Wed 11 Jan for 6 weeks.   Bookings to 087 994 2571.  Adults €100, U16 Free.

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.

GROW:  If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress why not come to Library Wed, 11am  Ph Assumpta 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.

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND led by Fr Gerry MacCormack PP Kingscourt, 18-26 April.  Ph Kingscourt Parish 042 9667314.

NEEDED FOR MISSIONS – Statue of Ss Joseph & Michael the Archangel.  Ph 087 636 7099

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  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.
GROW:  Thurs, 2.30pm in the National Learning Network, The Tanyard.  Ph Assumpta 086 811 4135; Tues 11am, Community Mental Health Centre.  Ph John 086 803 3126
T.A.R.A.  Tullamore Active Retirement Assoc. meet Thurs. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Centre.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES  Launch in Ireland of the World Meeting of Families 2018.  Pope Francis asked that the 9th World Meeting of Families take place in Dublin from 22 to 26 Aug 2018. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin is its President & host. Last May the Holy Father chose “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” as the theme for the Dublin-based pastoral event. Held every three years, & coordinated by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family & Life, the World Meeting of Families is the largest gathering of Catholic families in the world & it celebrates family life & the Church’s commitment to support families.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP:  Wed, 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High St.  Musicians & Singers needed. Phone Frank: 086 241 1350 or Margaret 086 379 0728 All welcome.

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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

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.