21 September 2017


Community Events

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Updated  15th September 2017

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION HOSPITAL CHAPEL:  Can you sit one hour with the Lord, Sun 2-3am, 3-4am, 4-5am, 5-6am, Sun 1-2pm or any hour? Ph: 085-116 2668.

RIADA HOUSE COMFORT FUND COMMITTEE: Would like to thank all our voluntary collectors & the community for your support which made our flag days a great success.

CONCERN: Would like to thank all who supported the recent church gate collection. Amount collected €2610.55.

ST. PADRE PIO MASS: Tues 19, 7.30pm, Church of the Assumption. All welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR ROSARY SUNDAY: Sun 1st, bus departing Tullamore 9.30am & returning 5.45pm. Adults: €12.00 Children: €6.00. Ph: PJ 087 638 6270.

READY: Dinner & Dance, Townhouse, Sun 24, 7.30pm. To Book Ph: 057 9341235.


FAILTE ISTEACH: Free Conversational English classes resume Mon 25, 7.00-9.00pm Parish Centre.  Ph Ambrose 086 053 7660.

LALECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP:   Meeting Thurs 21, 8pm Health Centre.  Ph 087 276 4382 / 085 176 0632. Facebook: La Leche League Tullamore.

TULLAMORE LIBRARY: Culture Night, Fri 22. Three short films, Punch and Judy Show, 3.30-4.30. (Booking essential), Le Cheile, Singers and Summer Singing Group, 6-7pm. All welcome.

IRISH GIRL GUIDES: Registration Tues 19, Charleville Centre 5.30-6.30pm. New Leaders also welcome. For more info contact Val on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

TARA: “Autumn” holiday, Ostan Loch Altan, Donegal, Oct 2-7. Ph: Benny 087 214 6172 / 057 9351295.

CEILI AND SET DANCING CLASSES: every Tues, Durrow hall, 8.30pm. New members welcome.

READING, WRITING & MATHS SESSIONS: Free & confidential. Contact Alison or Marina at 057 9349424 / Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board.

ROSENALLIS PTAA 80TH CELEBRATION MASS: Sun 17, St. Brigids Rosenallis Church, 7pm.

CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY & HEALING MINISTRY BY JOHNSON: Durrow Church, 30-01 Oct, 10-6pm. Ph: Patrick 086 374 0040.

SURRENDER & ACCEPT JESUS INVITATION TO THE BANQUET: A retreat led by Jim Browne, 22, 23 & 24 Sept. Advance booking necessary. Ph: 086 331 3655 to book.

KILLINA PRESENTATION 200 CELEBRATIONS: 29-1 Oct. See Killinaschool.ie. Facebook: Bicentenary Celebration Killina.

: A retreat day for young adults, Dalgan Park, Navan, Sat 30, 9:30- 5pm. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ph 086 603 6506, 087 247 8517, 0906 481666.  Donation will cover the cost of lunch & tea-breaks.

CONFIRMATION The launch of the Confirmation programme will take place at 6.30 vigil mass, Saturday 23rd September and 1.00pm Mass, Sunday 24th September. Seats will be reserved for the students and their families at the front of the church.

DURROW CEMETERY COLLECTION Thanks to all who contributed to the Durrow Cemetery collection. Amount raised was €3935.71

Resumes next week, Parish Centre. Beginners group on Fridays. Ph: Carmel 087-642 5786.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Every Wed night 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High Street. All Welcome.

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

CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Every Wed night 7.45pm, Presbyterian Church, High Street. All Welcome.

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

SEXUAL ABUSE & RAPE CRISIS CENTRE:  Confidential Counselling Service, Helpline 1800 323232.

SOSAD – free confidential counselling service – depression, suicide.  Ph 0579346704; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

AA:  Offaly House, Offaly St, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat 8.15pm; Tues, Wed, Fri 1pm; Sun 12noon.

TULLAMORE PHOENIX MARKET - supporting local charities - Sat 10am-3pm, Kilcruttin, beside Food Market. Ph 087 905 0910

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

AWARE:  Support & self-care group for those have depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or mood related condition.  Meet Mon, 7.30pm, Riada House.

OXFAM TULLAMORE: currently looking for volunteers Mon (Afternoon), Tue, Wed (Afternoon) and Friday. No experience is needed as full training will be given. For more info & to apply please Ph: Susanne 057 9322801, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or call into our shop in person.

TULLAMORE TIDY TOWNS:  Volunteers wanted to help clean up.  Meet Kilbride Plaza, Wednesdays, 7.15pm, for two hours.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, AUGUST 2018 HOW TO GET INVOLVED At least 3,000 volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organizing of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin which Pope Francis hopes to attend. This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21-26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. The volunteers will be part of the operational team which will organize and run what will be the largest gathering of families in the world.  For more information visit www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer.  Becoming a volunteer will include a formal online volunteer application, a training programme, as well as Garda vetting and screening process in line with WMOF2018 safeguarding policies.

COLLECTORS WANTED Collectors are urgently wanted, to form a rota to help with collections, at the 6.30pm Vigil and Sunday 10.00am and 1.00pm Masses.  Please leave your name in the Sacristy.

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

“LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” SEMINARS continue Wed, 7.45pm, Day Chapel.  Guest speakers every week.  All are welcome.

GETTING CITIZENS ONLINE 2017 an initiative under the National Digital Strategy:  Do you want to learn how to work the internet?  Info from S.W.E.E.T.S offices, Kilbeggan, 057 9332030 / 086 331 1594.

GUILD ST PHILIP, PORTLAOISE SEEK VOLUNTEERS to visit those in prison.  Text 086 046 2405,  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ROSARY for new evangelization, after Vigil Masses, Saturday.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND providing support and home respite services.  For more info contact Sheilah Kinsella at 086 020 8507 or 057 9322920:  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RAINBOWS: Programme for children aged 6 – 12 years affected by bereavement or separation Phone: 087 103 9292